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Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #24

Jun 11, 2021 Hero Arts

Hello crafty friends! It's time for another Stay Crafty With Hero challenge!  This month we are challenging you to make cards For the Guys! You can create a card for any occasion: anniversaries, birthdays, graduation, weddings, get well soon, congratulations...just think of those special guys in your life and make a card to celebrate them! We'll include all of the challenge details further down this post, but first, here's a fun birthday card from Pam, featuring products from our June release.

Hola everybody! Pocono Pam here sharing a card just “For the Guys” to kick off this month's Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge. For today's card I paired the Birthday Balloons Bold Prints with the Birthday Stamp & Cut XL. 

I love balloons! Though mostly used for decorative purposes, whenever and wherever I see balloons, I immediately think celebration! The Birthday Balloon Bold Prints background stamp can be used for almost any occasion and is perfect for masculine cards. 

Creating cards “For the Guys” is not as hard as you may think. You will just have to tweak your color theme slightly and continue to use sentiments and/or embellishments. Using dark cardstock such as Palm, Cranberry or Nautical as your card base or panel would be a good place to start. For my card, I used a black and white color theme. 

To begin, I matted a 4 7/8” square white cardstock panel to a 5 1/2” square black card base. 

Next, I stamped the Birthday Balloon Bold Prints in Unicorn White Ink onto 4 5/8” square black card panel and adhered it to the card base. 

I then die-cut CELEBRATE from the Birthday Stamp & Cut XL set and heat set it 3 times with white embossing powder and adhered it to the balloon card panel. I let the powder cool between each layer. 

To continue, I stamped “it’s your day” and “handsome” from the set in black ink onto white cardstock. I trimmed “handsome” to a 1/4” X 2 1/4” strip, matted it with black cardstock and stamped a few stars onto it. 

Next, I cut and trimmed “your” and “day” and placed them beneath CELEBRATE with foam squares to add dimension. I then glued “handsome” to the card. To complete the card, I added a few enamel dots. 

This masculine card can be presented for a birthday, graduation, promotion, passing an exam or anything to be celebrated! I hope this card inspires you to join us for this month's Stay Crafty Challenge and create a card for your special guy! 

And now it's your turn! Create a new card for this challenge with the theme For the Guys. 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 $50 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, July 8th at 5:00pm PT to be eligible for the giveaway, and the winner will be announced when we announce our new challenge on Friday, July 9th. 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.

Last month we challenged you to create some "Fun in the Sun" and create a summer-inspired card or project. Our random winner is Cha Lion Art who created this gorgeous card using Sea You Soon and Water Ripples Bold Prints.

Congratulations Cha LionArt! Your card is just the perfect embodiment of Fun in the Sun! Email us at with "Stay Crafty Challenge Winner" in the subject to claim your prize.

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

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2 Responses

Cha Lion

Cha Lion

June 11, 2021

I’ve won the Fun in the Sun Stay Crafty Challenge!! I couldn’t believe it when I saw it! In fact, I said to myself ‘Oh this is my card here, they liked it’ and then I read that I won! 😂 I love these challenges I wish I could join in them more often. Thank you so much!

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

June 11, 2021

Congrats to winner. TY for hew challenge.
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

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