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Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero: December Challenge

Dec 09, 2022 Michelle Lupton

Welcome back, everyone! The Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero December challenge is here! The theme this month is "Shake It Up". We want to see all the shaker cards! You could make a traditional shaker card, or a full-front shaker card. You could use acetate, cellophane, or tulle to create your window, or something else - surprise us! And you could fill your shaker with confetti, beads, sequins, die-cut shapes - whatever takes your fancy!

Here's some inspiration from our design team.

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.

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.

We also have a special guest artist this month – Teri Wilson!

Teri used the Color Layering Snowflake set and paired it with the Wish ornament die. You can find Teri on her blog, YouTube, Facebook and on Instagram. We're so happy to have you as our guest this month, Teri!  

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 January 1st 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 November, our challenge theme was "The Great Outdoors", and your entries were so very creative!

Our random winner of a $50 Hero Arts voucher is Carrie Sheridan, with this super sparkly snowflake card!

Our Design Team favourite winner of a $50 Hero Arts voucher is Jennifer Ingle, with this oh-so-cute penguin card! She used the Snowflake Pattern stencil with the Small Penguin Tag Fancy Die.

Please email us at 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

December 24, 2022

Another shaker card in the link below:

December 21, 2022

One of my Christmas shaker cards in the below link:

Carrie Sheridan

Carrie Sheridan

December 10, 2022

Thanks so much for the $50 gift card! I’ve already placed an order and can’t wait to play with my new stamps and dies!

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