Sunday, March 29, 2020

Stay Crafty with Hero Arts

It's a breath of fresh air to see Hero Arts bring back challenges again! I remember
their earliest challenges when you had to physically send in your card/project via
snail mail to the company.  Then there were Flickr challenges where I met my 
first stamping friends, many of whom I still keep in touch with today.

Fast forward to 2020 with weekly "Stay Crafty" challenges with different themes.
I missed the first challenge last week and was determined to play along this week.

So the challenge is to use stamps and or dies that you bought and have never used
yet, or even opened up the packaging! Sound familiar? Here's my card using their
January 2020 My Monthly Hero Card Kit which I just HAD to have but misplaced 
it when I did some New Year's cleaning.

I loved the newsprint floral wrap and assembled that first. All the flowers and
leaves were die cut from white card stock and colored with Copic markers. 
I tucked an arrangement inside the wrap and adhered it to a woodgrain panel.

The panel was adhered to a green card base, topped with the white embossed
sentiment, then finished off with clear sequins. 

I'm so glad that I found this challenge and that I got to open the kit and finally
made a card. And I'm pretty sure it won't be my last!
Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. This is so pretty!! I LOVE the newspaper wrap and your coloring of these flowers. I bought this kit too but have not made anything from it!! Thank you for the heads up!!

  2. Gorgeous! I love the background detail!

  3. Just beautiful, my friend!! I definitely wish I had purchased this kit - love those flower die cuts. And thanks for letting us know about the new challenges.

  4. This is one of my favorite kits and I just love what you did with it, Donna!! Your bouquet looks great on the woodgrain panel too!!

  5. I missed purchasing it entirely. Thought I had done it. I love the card and the newsprint wrap was one of my favorite parts as well. Miss you at MFT.

  6. Thank you for sharing a story about HA's earliest challenges, Donna. I wonder what HA did with all those sent-in cards.
    Your flowers are so pretty and I love that you made the newsprint floral wrap. It looks so cool! The placement of the solid dark brown sentiment strip is just perfect.
    Hideko xx
    Hideko xx