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Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #16

Oct 23, 2020 Hero Arts

Hi friends! It's time for another Stay Crafty With Hero challenge. Have you tried the latest trend of making long, skinny cards referred to as "slimline" cards? We are seeing them everywhere, and they look like so much fun! So, we want to challenge you to make Slimline Holiday Cards! If you aren't familiar with slimline cards, they are generally sized to fit into a regular business-sized envelope. A popular size is 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ - to make it, you cut your cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 7″ then score and fold at 3 1/2″. But really, any long & skinny size you want to make is a-ok! Just be sure to include a holiday theme on your card. We'll include all of the challenge details further down this post, but first, here's a gorgeous card from Dana!

For my card today I used the Gift Peek-A-Boo Infinity PartsSquare Peek-a-Boo Doors Mini Infinity Dies and the Merry Woof stamp set. These stamp sets work perfectly together. 

Keeping with a somewhat traditional color palette, I used Plum cardstock as my layering piece for my slimline card. I die cut this with a long rectangle die first and them lined up my presents on this piece to see my exact placement. Once I had my stamps in place, I stamped with embossing ink and heat set it with gold embossing powder

Next I splattered my card with gold paint for a "snowy" effect. The coloring on this panel was done with colored pencils. Now it was time to die cut one of the presents.

The Square Peek-A-Boo Door Mini Infinity Dies only cut on three sides leaving a hinge to open and close the door. This is such a brilliant way to add some interactive pieces to your card. The adorable pup sitting behind my door is from the Merry Woof stamp set. I stamped him on Dove White cardstock with Intense Black ink and colored him with color pencils. 

I adhered the little pup behind the door and adhered this panel to a Dove White card base.  For a few final touches, I pulled out my white gelli roll pen to add white faux stitching around the panel and added just a few Ombre Green sequins. 

Now it's your turn - we'd absolutely love for you to join us! We want to encourage you to actually sit down and enjoy the process of creating. We know it is a source of fun, relaxation and stress relief - something we all can use a bit more of right now. Create a new card for this challenge with the theme Slimline Holiday Cards. Use the Inlinkz tool at the very bottom of this post to link up your card, and you will be entered into our drawing. We will be giving a $35 gift certificate randomly to one person who plays along! To link up your project, you need to share it publicly somewhere you can grab the link - this can be your blog, Instagram, a Flickr account - anything that allows you to have a URL or website location to link up.

We, of course, encourage you to use your favorite Hero Arts products. But any and all entries are eligible for consideration. We really care most about you bringing a little inky joy into your life. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, November 19th at 5:00pm PT to be eligible for the giveaway, and the winner will be announced when we announce our new challenge on Friday, November 20th. Scroll down below the product thumbnails to find the linkup! If you share your project on social media, we'd love if you'd use the #staycraftywithhero hashtag.

There were so many wonderful entries for our last Fall & Halloween card challenge! Thanks to everyone who created for the challenge. Our random winner is tinlizzy90! She created this wonderful card featuring the Halloween Scene Background Cling. Love it!

Congratulations tinlizzy90! Email us at info@heroarts.com with "Stay Crafty Challenge Winner" in the subject to claim your prize.

Here's to connection, creativity, inspiration, and kindness. ❤

Click on products to shop:
CM463 Gift Peek-A-Boo Infinity Parts...
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DI764 Square Peek-A-Boo Doors Mini...
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CM398 Merry Woof - Hero Arts
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AF419 Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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PW100 Gold Embossing Powder - Hero Arts
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
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PS319 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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AF345 Intense Black - Hero Arts
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CH303 Ombré Green Sequins - Hero Arts
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CG783 Halloween Scene Background...
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Enter our contest by linking your 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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

5 Responses

Janie Sirak

Janie Sirak

November 17, 2020

Hi, what a great monthly challenge. I entered it today for the first time. For some reason the N Linkee part has a very old email address for me which is no longer working. Should I be so lucky as to win one of these months please know that my email address is the following


Thank you! That is also my email address for my Hero Arts, Inc. account. I hope I don’t need to do this again please let me know if I need to do this every time I enter. Thank you so much for this great contest!


Rosie Lopez

Rosie Lopez

November 16, 2020


Gail Scott

Gail Scott

October 27, 2020

Thank you for a new challenge – lovely inspirations – happy dance to the winner!

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

October 26, 2020

How fun?! I must make time to play! Thanks for another great challenge.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

October 24, 2020

Thanks so much for another fun challenge! So many Hero Arts products lend themselves to slimline cards!!

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