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Hero Arts 45th Anniversary Blog Hop - Day 3

by Hero Arts May 24, 2019 428 Comments

Hello friends! Welcome back to our anniversary party! We are so glad to have you celebrating with us. If you missed Day 1 or Day 2, please click those links and take a look. We are celebrating 45 years of bringing you the products you love with our 2019 Summer Catalog - which is in itself a look back through our history!

Today is another very special day here on the blog. Our hop list includes many of our friends, some who also happen to be our competitors. We firmly believe that working together and supporting each other creates a strong, healthy craft community. When we collaborate, good things happen - a prime example of that is the Mail Delivery by The Stamping Village set, which raises money for charity. Before we dive into the hop, we'd like to share a video with you. Listen to our CEO Aaron Leventhal explain just what this community means to Hero Arts.

(If you are having trouble viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.)

If you've been wondering why we have so many other companies as sponsors for this hop - you should wonder no more. They are our people, and we love and support them, along with countless other companies who are not listed. And we appreciate the support they give right back!

Keep reading below for today's hop list. But before we get to that, we have more card inspiration using products we've brought back "From the Vault". We are thrilled to have Jayne Nelson joining us for today's post. Jayne was a recent member of our Creative Team, and we always adore her beautiful creations. It's so nice having her make an encore appearance on our blog! Take it away, Jayne!

Hi, everyone! I am so excited to be back on the blog today, celebrating the 45th anniversary of Hero Arts and the release of the new 2019 Summer Catalog. I've had tons of fun playing with these "new again" stamp sets and the amazing, must-have Reactive Inks.

To create a small card set, I started by covering two, side-folded cards and two, top-folded cards with jewel tone cardstock sheets from the Sampler Pack. Then, I trimmed pastel cardstock sheets, also from the Sampler Pack, and secured them to each card front. Before setting aside, I wrapped each layered card with black cording.

For my first card, I trimmed a small panel of Dove White cardstock and using the butterfly die in the From the Vault Bugs Frame Cuts set, I cut a mask that I positioned multiple times across the panel, inking with Fog, Fruit Punch, and Creamsicle Reactive Inks. For extra interest, I splattered water on the inked background to create spots. I also inked and cut a butterfly that I positioned along the panel's edge. After securing the panel to the card with foam tape, I stamped a butterfly from the From the Vault Bugs set with black ink and colored it with a yellow pencil. I added an embossed sentiment from the From the Vault Celestial set and finished the card with some Ombre Green Sequins.

For my second card, I created masks with the Nesting Circles Infinity Dies that I used to inks circles, with Berry Smoothie, Fruit Punch, and Taffy Reactive Inks across a white panel. Next, I stamped and colored lilies from the From the Vault Flowers set, using the matching die to inlay the image into the inked background. I stamped a sentiment from the From the Vault Cute Animals set and added a few Ombre Purple Sequins.

For my next card, I used the Nesting Clouds Infinity Dies to create cloud shaped masks. To create the flat edges, I covered the lower halves of the cloud masks with removable tape. Then, I easily inked the clouds with Grape, Berry Smoothie, Blue Hawaii, and Splash Reactive Inks. For the focal image, I stamped and colored a balloon from the From the Vault Travel set and cut it with the matching dies. I added several Ombre Blue Sequins and a different sentiment from the From the Vault Cute Animals set.

For my final card, I created heart masks with the Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies that I inked with Thistle, Blue Hawaii, Splash, Pool Party and Blue Raspberry Reactive Inks. These new Hero Hues Reactive Inks blend so beautifully that creating masked backgrounds similar to the ones on these cards is fun and effortless. For this card, I added a birthday panda and an embossed sentiment from the From the Vault Birthday set and then added a few scattered Ombre Ocean Sequins to finish the card.

Enjoy today's hop and have a wonderful, crafty weekend!

Thank you Jayne! Now let's hop! Visit all of these blogs, along with the posts from Day 1 and Day 2, and leave a little comment love for everyone! All comments enter the drawing for the prizes listed above! Comment by Sunday, June 2 at 11:59pm Pacific, and we will announce the winners on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Hero Arts - you are here
Amy Tsuruta
Art Impressions
Cathy Zielske
Debby Hughes
Gina K Designs
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Lawn Fawn
Lisa Stein
Megan Hoeppner
Sandy Allnock
Simon Says Stamp
Tasnim Ahmed
Wanda Guess

Thanks so much for celebrating our anniversary with us. Truth be told, YOU are the very best part of our business, and we couldn't be more thankful for the support you've given us all these years. We couldn't do it without YOU!





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Katherine oler
Katherine oler

June 17, 2019

Love the cards!
Thank you for the love and collaboration fostered by Hero Arts through the years!!

tina z.
tina z.

June 03, 2019

all your cards are incredbile!

S Jameson
S Jameson

June 02, 2019

I just finished this hop and enjoyed all of the inspiration and history that was learned along the way. Thank you for being a company who inspires, builds up others and is a true and shining example of what it means to create with heart. Congratulations on all of your success and Happy Anniversary. Here’s to many more years of amazing accomplishments.

Mary J
Mary J

June 02, 2019

Happy Anniversary. Thanks for the chance to win.

Andrea B
Andrea B

June 02, 2019

This is a wonderful set of cards! I love the inked shapes on the white background panels. And thanks for sharing that awesome video – happy anniversary, Hero Arts!

Andre M.
Andre M.

June 02, 2019

Lovely palettes and designs on these cards. The inks are so lovely. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

June 02, 2019

Fabulous video and such great projects!

Karenajo
Karenajo

June 02, 2019

Congratulations Hero Arts on 45 wonderful years and for making so many super products for all of us!

Marianne
Marianne

June 02, 2019

Such a wonderful set of cards by Jayne, and a heart-warming video. Congrats again on reaching 45!

Karen L K
Karen L K

June 02, 2019

So nice to see cards by Jayne! A very clean and classic type style. I have missed seeing her cards. I like all those from the vault images. That hot air balloon looks super nice.

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

June 02, 2019

Such a fun and creative inspirational blog hop ♥ Many congratulations on your 45th anniversary :) Fabulous cardsamples, loving the old rubber designs!

Jan
Jan

June 01, 2019

Terrific cards! So bright. I am loving these inks! Congrats Hero Arts on your 45th Anniversary.

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz

June 01, 2019

Wow, amazing cards! I love the colors and layering. Thank you for all of the creativity by doing this blog hop.

Kathryn Ladra
Kathryn Ladra

June 01, 2019

Such happy and fun cards, Thanks for sharing.

Connie
Connie

June 01, 2019

I. love. these. colors. So many fun cards Jayne!!! Thank you Hero Arts for your inspiration through the years and yours in this post Jayne :)

Phyllis
Phyllis

June 01, 2019

Having so much fun with this blog hop and checking out all my vintage Hero Arts stamps to use with the new ideas and inks. Thanks!

Phyllis
Phyllis

June 01, 2019

Love the water-splatter technique, the stamps, and colorful inks!

Viola Leary
Viola Leary

June 01, 2019

I would love to win. I need these cool inks

Kimberly Ostgard
Kimberly Ostgard

May 31, 2019

Hero arts is the best love the cards lovely products.
Congratulations on 45 years.

Kimberly Ostgard
Kimberly Ostgard

May 31, 2019

Love the cards happy birthday congratulations on 45 years anniversary.

Brandy Newcomer McClain
Brandy Newcomer McClain

May 31, 2019

Love your cards! Very creative and inspirational!!

Robyn Ikemoto
Robyn Ikemoto

May 31, 2019

Love the color combos and backgrounds behind these stamped images! Love seeing these vault products.

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

May 31, 2019

Awww!!! Adorable cards!!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration along these 3 days!!!

Mary
Mary

May 31, 2019

Love the vibrant colors!

Teri Wilson
Teri Wilson

May 31, 2019

These are all gorgeous! I love the bright colors.

Janet
Janet

May 31, 2019

Oh wow! Love your colours and cards. What a wonderful set of cards. You have made an amazing showcase of Hero Arts stamps and products.

Jackie Peterson
Jackie Peterson

May 31, 2019

thank you for all your inspiration over 45 years! I wish you the best for many years to come!

Nancy Y
Nancy Y

May 30, 2019

Such fun cards!

Lindsey
Lindsey

May 30, 2019

Wonderful cards!

Lisa Says
Lisa Says

May 30, 2019

This video is so moving. Love you all !! And congratulations Hero Arts, you’re so much loved !
Wishing you all the best !
With all my love and support <3

Jan Metcalf
Jan Metcalf

May 30, 2019

Thanks to all the designers sharing their time and talents, and to Hero Arts!

Surekha Galagoda
Surekha Galagoda

May 30, 2019

Dear Mr Aaron and Hero Arts Team
Congratulations on reaching the 45th year milestone. I am not surprised that you stayed in business for so long as you always encourage others to flourish.
Mr Aaron I heard so many good things about you from a video done by Jeniffer Mcguire. I learnt a little history about your company.
May the company grow from Strength to strength.
Love all the cards created by Jayne and what i like most about her cards apart from the colors, simplicity is the ways she gives dimensions to her cards using twine. I think it is a cool idea and thanks Jayne i am going to use it in my cards.
Lets celebrate

Melissa Smith
Melissa Smith

May 30, 2019

Happy 45th! Thank you for the opportunity to win gifts on your anniversary! I’m looking forward to trying the reactive inks. The cards are so pretty!

Debbie Parke
Debbie Parke

May 30, 2019

This was a wonderful blog hop, I picked up a lot of good ideas, thank you! Keep up the good work. Happy 45th!!!!

Debbie Parke
Debbie Parke

May 30, 2019

sometimes older is better, eh!

Debbie Parke
Debbie Parke

May 30, 2019

I have quite of Hero Arts stamps and am VERY excited about the new Hero Hues inks

Evelyn Larsoni
Evelyn Larsoni

May 30, 2019

I really need to get some of the new inks. love all the products from hero arts.

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

May 30, 2019

It’s nice to go to you tube and hear all the different stampers complimenting each other and attaching links to their sites so you can compare the different ways of doing the same type of stamping.

Kristen Snoozy
Kristen Snoozy

May 29, 2019

My sister introduced me to stamping and scrap booking when I was a child. She is fifteen years older than I am but crafting has always been something we have enjoyed together. We have continued to enjoy crafting together for years and years. Thank you for providing such wonderful creative and quality products

Kristen Snoozy
Kristen Snoozy

May 29, 2019

So excited about this giveaway and it is truly wonderful to see the care and teamwork the stamping industry displays!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

May 29, 2019

What an awesome video, and cards!!! Love the jeweltone cardstock, and the new reactive inks blend so well with them. Happy 45th HA—I love you and pray you e joy many, many more anniversary. Thank you for putting this hop together, the walk down Memory Lane, and for recreating some of the oldie but goodies to include in the summer catalog. Your the best HA!!!

Henriétte
Henriétte

May 29, 2019

I was so impressed with the video with Aaron that I completely forgot to comment on the rest of the post, my apologies Jayne.
I realised today I didn’t leave you the compliments you deserve for these awesome cards you made. Thank you so much for sharing all these beauties.

Dawn Skene
Dawn Skene

May 29, 2019

What a beautiful card set! Thanks for the video from the CEO. It is so nice to see everyone working together.

Sue D
Sue D

May 29, 2019

Cute and colorful card set. I like that you work so well with other companies.

Cindy
Cindy

May 29, 2019

Yay 45. You don’t look over 30, seriously congratulations. I am so very glad that Hero Arts is one of my favorite stamp companies. I buy the MMH and share with my granddaughter. Keep doing what you have for the first 45 and you will run the world.

Karrie Lasater
Karrie Lasater

May 29, 2019

Happy 45 year Annuversary! These cards are such cute design and the repeat mask designs makes the card very interesting and yet simple.

Wendy Lambert
Wendy Lambert

May 29, 2019

Such sweet cards! Congratulations again on 45 years! What an amazing accomplishment. Have been a huge fan since I started into card making and looking forward to what the future brings!

Patricia
Patricia

May 29, 2019

Happy 45th anniversary hero arts!

Noreen
Noreen

May 29, 2019

Fun cards! And a very generous way to celebrate your anniversary! Thanks.

Viola Leary
Viola Leary

May 29, 2019

I can’t wait to get my hands on these inks. Craft space is always a premium. With they be making the reactive inks in minis? Does anyone know?

Helen F
Helen F

May 29, 2019

Such simple yet super creative ideas to make an eye-catching set of cards! A super way to highlight smaller images! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

Alma Dirpaul
Alma Dirpaul

May 28, 2019

Thanks Jayne and thanks Hero Arts! What a legacy!

Stacy T.
Stacy T.

May 28, 2019

Happy Anniversary! 45 years in the industry is an impressive accomplishment!

Henriétte
Henriétte

May 28, 2019

t’s so good to see that competitors can also be very supportive to each other, I wish people outside the craftworld would live more to this example it would make the world a better place! It’s awesome to cellebrate 45 years of stamping historie with a great company like Hero Arts, thank you so much Aaron and all of the other Hero Arts family members for this great gift. I hope that there will be many years to come ❤️❤️❤️

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

May 28, 2019

What a cute card! Happy anniversary Hero Arts!

Sharon Youngblood
Sharon Youngblood

May 28, 2019

I’m so happy to be apart of your celebration. What an accomplishment 45 wonderful years!!! Thanks you Hero Arts for helping us to find, express and grow our inner artist for all these years ❤️

Dgolly
Dgolly

May 28, 2019

WOW! 45 years. That is fantastic. may you have 45 more

Cindy Lamazza
Cindy Lamazza

May 28, 2019

Awesome products, love your ideas!

Yasmine Omar
Yasmine Omar

May 28, 2019

Beautiful cards! I love the video and you are right, working together and supporting each other creates a strong, healthy craft community. Happy Anniversary!

Janet
Janet

May 28, 2019

One can not say enough good things about those inks! They are so luscious and beautiful! I love how smooth they look and perfect little round circles! those cards are amazing. I can not wait till payday to place my order for a whole bunch of goodies. The inks at the top of my list in all colors and I want the turtle and se horse layering stamps and the crafting monthly kit. Oh I could go on! teehee!
Roni
Roni

May 28, 2019

Happy 45th Anniversary, Hero Arts. Wishing you continued blessings & success.
I love the cardstock colors & the must-have reactive inks.

Debra Hardy
Debra Hardy

May 28, 2019

Great cards! Loving the colors of the reactive inks.

Shuly
Shuly

May 28, 2019

oh i’m so happy that you consider yourselves as friends and not as ennemies. i love you all guys

Boryana Y
Boryana Y

May 28, 2019

Happy Anniversary, Hero Arts! Beautiful card desoigns!

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

May 27, 2019

I agree, collaboration is a cornerstone to creativity. Keep up the great work everyone!

Jayne, love the card set, thanks for the inspiration!

Fred Kornegay
Fred Kornegay

May 27, 2019

Im grateful to have an opportunity to express my joy and appreciation of a truly blessed person Ms McGuire. with Hero Arts..Im working on a Mission Quilting project with Lutheran World Relief and Alex’s Lemonade Stand for children with cancer..Im hoping on this 45th Birthday you might consider a helping hand with a Giveaway.,thanks.

Kara Donato
Kara Donato

May 27, 2019

Love all the ideas.

Megan
Megan

May 27, 2019

I love this community and I love the simple cards in this post!! They really highlight the stamp artwork.

Sandy S.
Sandy S.

May 27, 2019

Pinned these! Striking card designs!

Linda Price
Linda Price

May 27, 2019

Congratulations to Hero Arts on their 45th birthday! Wishing you many, many more years of success!

ionabunny
ionabunny

May 27, 2019

Wow, these cards are gorgeous with those pops of colour. Hugz

Lagene
Lagene

May 27, 2019

I absolutely love Hero Arts and love the sense of community! Awesome hop!

Patt H.
Patt H.

May 27, 2019

Love all these pretty cards, especially the butterflies! The bright vivid colors are awesome. I need those inks!

Kenzie Higdon
Kenzie Higdon

May 27, 2019

It’s always fun to see other crafters card ideas, sometimes it sparks an idea you otherwise never would have thought of.

Amy Tsuruta
Amy Tsuruta

May 27, 2019

Jayne, sooooo fabulous to see your projects. They’re beautiful, as always.
A big congrats to Hero Arts, Happy 45th. I’m so honored to have been a part of the Creative Team. Hero Arts is such a leader in the industry and continue to go above and beyond.

Connie Morast
Connie Morast

May 27, 2019

I love the colors. Did not know about the reactive ink pads. I learned something. The butterfly card was my favorite.

Karen Morison
Karen Morison

May 27, 2019

I just moved my craft room into a larger space in our home and so I’m happy to report that I have loads and loads of Hero Arts products that I’ve enjoyed through the years! I’m so excited for your company, the owners and employees and all that you have accomplished. Thank you, too, for bringing so many hours of joy to my life! Happy Anniversary!

Sammy
Sammy

May 27, 2019

Happy 45th to a great company!

Rose Mary Smalley
Rose Mary Smalley

May 27, 2019

Thank you Jayne for those beautiful card samples. It was so nice to watch the video about the Village group of artists and fellow crafters….what a wonderful community. Thank you so much for sharing all of this Creativity and Caring.

Nancy Deffner
Nancy Deffner

May 26, 2019

Happy 45th! The video is fabulous. Love the collaborative spirit! The cards are great, especially the panda.

Francine
Francine

May 26, 2019

Congrats Hero Arts on 45 years! Thanks for letting us share in the celebration! I have to say, you have the fabulous products and great customer service!

Deb A.
Deb A.

May 26, 2019

Happy 45th Anniversary, HERO ARTS! Keep up the great work!

Marlys shields
Marlys shields

May 26, 2019

Love hero arts products. Thankful for all the shared ideas.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

May 26, 2019

Fabulous cards

Joan
Joan

May 26, 2019

Great representation of the “from the vault” stamp sets with the new reactive inks. Can’t wait to get my hands on them!

Vicki Kroll
Vicki Kroll

May 26, 2019

Love all four cards that Jayne has created especially the butterfly card. These reactive inks really know how to react. The results are so cool. You have a customer here for life Hero Arts. Wishing you and your company all the best in the years to come.

K. Eley
K. Eley

May 26, 2019

Love your set of cards! The colors, masking, and use of the reactive inks! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Brunton
Sue Brunton

May 26, 2019

Happy 45th Anniversary! I have been a big Hero Arts fan for many years. I have many in my stash! I am inspired by the many talented artists that share their ideas.

Jean Maxwell
Jean Maxwell

May 26, 2019

Hero arts have been a part of my stamping life since the beginning, back in the 1990s. Thanks for making such great products. Here’s to another 45 years
Annette Gordon
Annette Gordon

May 26, 2019

I loved the video! And I also never feel guilty about buying from Hero arts, as I feel it is a honest and collaborative company that gives generously of its talent and resources to others. I wish Hero arts the best success possible. I love your products and creativity! Happy 45 Anniversary and many many more to come!

Judy1223
Judy1223

May 26, 2019

Happy 45th Anniversary to Hero Arts! It’s no wonder the company has been flourishing for that long…quality stamps, eco-friendly practices, open minds and inclusive hearts. A recipe for success! I love Jayne’s cards and all the cards I’m seeing using stamps from “the vault,” especially because I have so many of them still in my stash! Thanks for the constant support of our hobby and for the amazing inspiration day in and day out!

JOH
JOH

May 26, 2019

Thanks Hero Arts for being such a rock for all other Companies
Your stamps withstand the test of time in design and structure.
Congrats for sticking with us.

Anila Dikay
Anila Dikay

May 26, 2019

All cards are awesome

Shawn
Shawn

May 26, 2019

Congrats!

Leanne S
Leanne S

May 26, 2019

Happy Anniversary! Love this crafting community & may it grow over the years.

Tami Barnes
Tami Barnes

May 26, 2019

I love how you did the backgrounds! Really cool cards!

renee milner
renee milner

May 26, 2019

Happy anniversary to y’all! The cards are lovely, and so is seeing all the wonderful companies support of each other :)

Dawn Kleppe
Dawn Kleppe

May 26, 2019

Happy 45 years Hero Arts and cheers to 45 more!I just love my monthly card subscription and appreciate the commemorative pin!Keep doing what you do!!

Viola Leary
Viola Leary

May 26, 2019

I just love the bright colors of those inks. I love all of the bright colors

Caroline
Caroline

May 26, 2019

Congrats to HeroArts and best wishes — looking forward to the next 45 years! Congrats & thanks to you, Jayne, for the gorgeous inspiration! I love your cards — am I ever tempted to get those inks.

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