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Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero: August Challenge

Aug 05, 2022 Michelle Lupton

Hello! The new August challenge at Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero begins today. YAY! The theme is "It's Hip to be Square". We want you to incorporate a square or squares into your project in any way you want!

Here's some inspiration from our design team to get you in the mood...

Kanan Pandya

You can find Kanan on Instagram and her blog.

Kate Deignan

You can find Kate on Instagram.

Lara Rizzotto

You can find Lara on Instagram and her blog.

Michelle Lupton

You can find Michelle on Instagram, her blog, and YouTube.

Michelle Peckham

You can find Michelle on Instagram.

BreAnn Loveland

You can find BreAnn on Instagram.

Ceal Pritchett

You can find Ceal on Instagram, Facebook, and her blog.

Essie Cards

You can find Essie on Instagram and her blog.

Jennifer Kotas

You can find Jennifer on Instagram and her blog.

Kailash Naidoo

You can find Kailash on Instagram.

We also have a special guest artist this month – Alison Heikkila

Alison used the Ornate Carousel stamp set, and did some spotlight colouring with square spotlights! You can find Alison on her Blog, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. We're so happy to have you as our guest this month, Alison!

Now it's your turn – how will you interpret the challenge theme? Use the InLinkz tool right at the bottom of this post to link up your newly created card, and you will be entered into our draw. We will be giving a $50 gift card randomly to one person who plays along, and another $50 gift card to one of our favourites!

To link up your new project that fits the challenge theme, you need to share it publicly somewhere you can grab the link – this can be your blog, Instagram, a Flickr account – anywhere that allows you to have a URL or website location to link up, and where we can see your post.

We would love for you to use your favorite Hero Arts products, but all projects that fit the theme can be entered and will be included in the draw – finding joy in crafting is what's important! Entries must be submitted by September 4th at 5:00pm PT to be eligible for the giveaway. Scroll down to find the linkup! If you share your project on social media, we'd like you to use the #heroarts and #staycraftychallenge hashtags, please!

We love leaving comments on your entries, but sometimes that is not possible. Please be assured that we have visited each of your posts, whether it be a blog, Instagram, Flickr or somewhere else, but some platforms may limit comments or only allow comments from members.

Enter our contest by linking your new project below! Please enter your name in the caption area. By linking your project, you are giving us permission to feature your card on our blog, social media or newsletter, crediting you as the artist.

In July, our challenge theme was "Another Year Older", and yet again, your entries provided such amazing inspiration!

Our random winner of a $50 Hero Arts voucher is Wendy Beach! She used the Giving Sunflower Digital Download (100% of our revenue from this download is donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross). 

Our Design Team favourite winner of a $50 Hero Arts voucher is Melanie Barrett! She used the Abstract Expressionist Bold Prints for this colourful card!

Please email us at info@heroarts.com with "Stay Crafty Challenge Winner" in the subject to claim your prize.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

3 Responses

Karen Kirkman

Karen Kirkman

August 30, 2022

What a nice variety of cards created with squares!

Greta Hess

Greta Hess

August 24, 2022

Hero Arts is very generous to allow entries that don’t use their products. I plan to enter another card using Hero Arts projects. Beautiful projects by the DT!

Melanie M Barrett

Melanie M Barrett

August 07, 2022

I was thrilled to see that my card was selected as the design team’s favorite for the month of July! I will definitely enjoying adding more Hero Arts supplies to my stash! Thank you!

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