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Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero: July Challenge

Jul 08, 2022 Michelle Lupton

Hello! The new July challenge at Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero begins today, and the theme is "Another Year Older". We want to see birthday cards! Any style, technique, theme, size, shape, colour scheme, as long as it's for a birthday!

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

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.

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.

We also have a special guest artist this month – Kelly Fusco.

Kelly used the Color Layering Monarch Butterfly along with the Happy Stamp & Cut set and the Happy Thanks Stamp & Cut XL set. You can find Kelly on Instagram and on YouTube. We're so happy to have you as our guest this month!

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 July 31st 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 June, our challenge theme was "By the Sea", and yet again, your entries blew us away!

Our random winner of a $50 Hero Arts voucher is Danielle Dunlop, with this fabulous scene card, using the Beach HeroScape stamp set.

Our Design Team favourite winner of a $50 Hero Arts voucher is Rahmat with this stunning card, using the Color Layering Koi stamp set.

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

2 Responses

Janis in ID

Janis in ID

July 26, 2022

Congratulations to the winners!!! Yay!!
What wonderful BD cards from the team. I esp love Guest Artist Kelly’s gorgeous purple and pink butterfly card! Wow…so pretty!!!
Thank you for this wonderful challenge!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Nirosha Gunasingham

Nirosha Gunasingham

July 17, 2022

I’d like to enter a card I made which I’ve posted on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/387520742949599080/

However, I can’t find a way to link to it. I tried clicking on the InLinkz icon but that takes me to the InLinkz website to create my own party.

Please can you help?

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