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Video: Winter Wonderland

Hello, and welcome to a new week on the Hero Arts blog. It’s Lucy here today with a video showing the fabulous new Holiday Tags and a card I created with one of them.

And here’s my final card. I just love Pool on a Christmas card…

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And a close up so you can see all the detail on that super cool snowflake tag:

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Find out how to make this card — click for complete materials and instructions.

I just love that Snowman with Mittens…

Have a fabulous day,

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Tiny Star Background (CG616) Soft Pool Shadow Ink (AF146) Snowman with Mittens (H5816) Naughty or Nice (CL712) Holiday Tags (PS733) Shallows Layering Paper (PS655)
Pool Mixed Accents (CH283) Snow Layering Paper (PS610) Black Ink Pad (AF101) GLOSSY ACCENTS (GW221)

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Three Trees Giveaway

It feels like a good day for a giveaway! And what do you say we make it a “tree-o” by giving away THREE fabulous tree-themed products?

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Up for grabs is the Circle Tree Stencil, Shari’s Tree No.3, and Winter Trees.

Would you like to add these goodies to your collection? Simply leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, October 20th and we’ll select one winner at random, to be announced on the blog next week.

A quick reminder before we go — a new contest has begun! Check HERE for all the inky details and find out how you could win one of four $50 Hero Arts shopping sprees!

Have a “tree-mendous” weekend,

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Peace Tree

Nothing says winter like a snow-dusted fir tree. It’s such a peaceful, calming scene. Our new Pen & Ink Christmas Tree is perfect for recreating one of my favorite images of winter. I began by wiping a Unicorn ink pad across my Pool paper until I was happy with my “snow” on the ground.  The dots of snow were added with a white gel pen. Gold stitching adds a hint of holiday shimmer.

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Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

Before I go, we are overdue on a winner announcement!

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On World Card Making Day, we hopped along with Operation Write Home and offered a prize to one lucky reader. The winning comment #38 belongs to Cara, who said “Love the use of fabric on this card!”. Cara, please send us an email at winner@heroarts.com and we’ll get your prize to you.

We have another giveaway coming tomorrow - stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by today,

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Pen & Ink Christmas Tree (H5806) Greetings For The Holidays (CL619) Pool Mixed Layering Paper (PS640) Latte Layering Paper (PS608) Snow Folded Cards (PS566) Black Ink Pad (AF101)
Neon Green Ink Dauber (AD004) Dual-Tip Markers Earth (MW020) Dual-Tip Markers Foliage (MW018) Sparkle Gems Hearts (CH142)

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Layered Snowflake

Hi there, it’s Nina here again with my second blog post in October. First I would like to say a big “THANK YOU” for all the nice comments after my last post. This means a lot to me!

Today I would like to show you a wintery card using the beautiful Hero Arts Snowflake Die in combination with white silk paper and golden accents. The combination of bright colors and gold is always perfect for cards like this, isn’t it?!

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Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

You can find everything about the creating process in the step by step instructions linked above. If you have further questions please leave a comment and I’ll answer these.

Enjoy the upcoming wintery time with a big mug of hot cocoa and much more scrapbooking/card making…



Snowflake (DI064) Wish You Were Here (CL480) Fresh Peach Mid-Tone Shadow Ink Pad (AF247) Embossing Powder - Gold (PW100) VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (VC250) Embossing Gun (PW200)
Letterpress Paper, White (PS700) Gold Metallic Decor (CH187)

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A tree for all seasons

Hi, Julie here today, sharing a winter greeting with the Stamp of the Week! I think this tree is versatile enough to span the seasons, depending on the color combination used and the greeting you pair with it!

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Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

Try experimenting with different shades of ink when creating an ombré effect. I think deep purple, pumpkin and rich brown hues would help create an autumn look, while a mix of various greens with a hint of pink might make for a lovely springtime design!

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Thanks for joining me today!



Overexposed Tree (G5838) Tiny Christmas (LP306) Snow Layering Paper (PS610) Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (AF234) Soft Sky Shadow Ink (AF244) Diamond Gems (CH235)

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Dauber Background Technique

Hello! It’s Lisa here today with a video where I share a technique for making cool backgrounds with daubers. I think it almost looks like distressed wood!

(Note to iPad users: YouTube seems to have changed something lately and embedding the video doesn’t always work. If you are having problems, please try watching HERE on YouTube.)

Here’s another look at the finished card:

Dauber Background by Lisa Spangler for Hero Arts

Find out how to make this card — click for complete materials and instructions.

And here’s a closeup so that you can see it better. Just love how the Soft Silver Ink adds that little something and goes with the Wet Cement dauber!

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I’ve found that this technique works well with the Pale Tomato, Wet Cement, and White daubers too! Can’t wait to try some more combos.

Have a great week,

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Snowflake Sampler (K5844) Designer Snowflakes (CL622) Snow Much Joy (CL629) Tide Pool Ink Dauber (AD010) White Ink Dauber (AD017) Wet Cement Ink Dauber (AD012)
Silver Shadow Ink (AF257) Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (AF234) Felt Snowflakes (CH162) Small Accent Pearls (CH136) Medium Accent Pearl (CH137) Large Antique Pearls (CH252)
Mini Glue Dots (MI004) Embossing Gun (PW200)

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New Holiday Challenge!

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Just in time for the holidays, a new contest has begun! This time we’re tripling the creative options with three different categories for entry:

  • Deck the Cards — ‘Tis the season for decking the halls…and of course the cards, too! Use at least one Hero Art embellishment to deck-out your holiday card. A few options include metallic decor, gems, pearls, and felt embellishments.
  • Merry and Bright – Brighten up your holidays with NEON! Use any Hero Arts neon ink or neon dauber on your project.
  • A Few of My Favorite Things – Create any Christmas/Holiday/Winter card with a favorite stamping technique plus a Hero Arts holiday stamp.

Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp on each of your projects.

BIG PRIZES! For each of the three categories above, we will give away a $50 Hero Arts Online Store shopping spree. And that’s not all! We’ll also pick one random winner from ALL of the entries for another $50 shopping spree. That’s a total of FOUR $50 shopping sprees up for grabs!

Enter as many times as you like, in as many categories as you like, by December 1st, 2013, by adding your links below. (For each project, please mention the category you wish to enter.)

We can’t wait to see your entries! Happy holiday stamping!

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Stamp Your Story Inspiration Challenge Winners

Hello, and welcome to our Stamp Your Story Inspiration Challenge winners post! First, we would like to thank all the wonderful and talented ladies (and gentleman) who entered this challenge. It was such fun to judge - seeing what you do with our products always excites us.  So, now it is time to announce the winners. And here they are…

First, we have Suzanne Dahlberg with this lovely, non-traditional Christmas card. Suzanne was inspired by Shari’s use of Brush Strokes stamps on THIS journal page. We love her combination of Mint Julep, Pale Tomato and Tide Pool inks. Yum!!

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Next up, a lovely Thinking of You card by Robin Mayfield. Robin was inspired by the layout of this card by Joy Taylor. We think the Brush Strokes paint splotches look fabulous layered over our Newspaper Background stamp.

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Our next winner, Juilien Jiang, was inspired by page 24 of our 2013 Holiday and Stamp Your Story catalog. We love her chalkboard style Christmas card - the extra white inking adds so much to our Winter Scene stamp.

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Kathy Wade’s colorful card and matching bookmark were inspired by this set of tags by Lisa Spangler. Such a pretty rainbow color scheme, Kathy!

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And finally Karin Akesdotter, with a stunning birthday card inspired by this card by Jennifer McGuire. The Leafy Vines makes a fabulous backdrop for her sentiment focal point and we just love her pretty flowers. And don’t you think that with just a simple change of sentiment, this would make a fabulous Christmas card too! Those flowers could easily become poinsettias.

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Congratulations ladies!! You have each won a $50 Hero Arts shopping spree! Please contact us at winner@heroarts.com with your address and phone number by Thursday, October 17th, including your list of $50 worth of products. Please include “Stamp your Story Inspiration Challenge Winner” in the subject line.

Be sure to check the blog soon for an announcement with the details of our NEXT contest! Yay!

Until then, happy stamping,

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So Thankful.

Hello there. It’s Lisa here today, with a simple card to share with you.

Thankful by Lisa Spangler for Hero Arts

Card by Lisa Spangler — click for complete materials and instructions.

I just love how the overlapped colors of mid-tone ink blend to make new colors. Some even look like velvet or maybe suede. This was super easy to make, too. I just traced a circle on my cardstock, then stamped the images to form a wreath.

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Easy, right? I think the colors are what make the card, plus some metallic decor.

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This technique works great for all sorts of small stamps. I hope to try a Halloween wreath with the Trick or Treat set soon!

I’ve had so much to be thankful for lately, and hope you do too!

Stampy hugs to all,

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Thankful (LP295) Kraft Notecards with Envelopes (8) (PS507) Butter Bar Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF207) Orange Soda (AF224) Pale Tomato Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (AF233) Brown Bark Dye Ink (AF245)
Wet Cement Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF213) Orange Metallic Decor (CH201) Gold Metallic Decor (CH187) Pewter Metallic Decor (CH202) Red Metallic Decor (CH188)

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Give it a twist!

Hello! It’s Tami here, and today I’m sharing a Christmas card that uses a background stamp in a fun and different way. I took the Vertical Arrows background and gave it a diagonal twist…

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Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

In the photos below you can see how I partially stamped the background four different times using Mint Julep, Tide Pool, Bubble Gum and Pale Tomato inks on white cardstock. Each was then cut into individual strips and arranged on the diagonal.

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The arrows seemed like a good match for the Sending Love message, which I colored using the emboss resist technique.

I can’t wait to try out more ideas with the Vertical Arrows background. It’s a fun one — and it’s also our Stamp of the Week! This week only, you can find it right HERE in the online store at 25% off.

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I hope this might inspire you to take a fresh look at your background stamps. Sometimes it’s as easy as tilting your head. :)

Thanks for stopping by today!



Vertical Arrows (CG614) Sending Love (F5846) Tide Pool (AF223) Mint Julep Mid-Tone Shadow Ink Pad (AF246) Bubble Gum Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF208) Pale Tomato Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (AF233)
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (VC250) Embossing Powder - White (PW110) Embossing Gun (PW200) Snow Layering Paper (PS610) Assorted Crystal Gemstones (CH117) Blush Mixed Accents (CH211)
Pool Mixed Accents (CH283)

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