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Hero Arts 2012 Blog Hop

What can I say. I’m blog hopping with Hero Arts today and it’s awesome. I generally steer away from the topic of bucket lists…but I’ll be honest, this is on my bucket list. Check.

The 2013 Hero Arts Blog Hop includes a long list of craftygalgeniuspeoplefolks who know how to  make awesome stuff with paper. We’ve all had the chance to play with the new Hero Arts products…which you can find HERE…and we’re sharing our ideas for using these new stamps!

Since I have an obsession with handmade gifts and with Valentine’s Day coming up (did I just say that!) – I thought I’d combine the two and share some really simple projects that would make for really fun Valentine’s Day gift.

Chalkboard Tags Header

The whole set has a sort of “school house” vibe, mainly due to these fun chalkboard tags that I created using the K5661 woodmount tag stamp. With a sheet of black paper, I stamped the tag and embossed it white. To give it a classic chalkboard look, I rubbed each tag with chalk then wiped it off with a paper napkin. This made them look like a used chalkboard! Love that.

Chalkboard Tags Header

To continue the school house set, I created a mini composition book, which I covered with cardstock. I stamped the cardstock with the new Hero Arts Zig Zag background pattern and added a label just like a traditional composition notebook…but way more stylish! I used the new set “Tape Your Message” for the label, and this set is seriously creative with really great images. You can basically stamp your own washi tape – gotta love that! Here’s a peek at the entire set.

Custom Composition Notebook

You could totally stop right here…or you could add one more layer of awesomeness to the set! Conversation Pencils!!! For these, I pulled out an older Hero Arts set: Sweet Hearts. I simply painted the pencils then stamped a few of the sentiments. The sizing of the sentiments in this particular set are perfect for this project! I love the one that says “Tweet Me”

Thanks for hopping by friends! If you’re interested in winning one of several prize packages from Hero Arts, just leave a comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win! Comments will close on Monday, December 17 at midnight PST. And if you’re interested in one more project featuring the newest Hero Arts product, come on over to the Damask Love Facebook page, where I’ve got an exclusive little something waiting for you! (P.S. This is a project that one of my friends told me is way too “ungepatchket” – yiddish for “gawdy”!! The nerve, right!  HA! Come over and tell me what you think!)

Facebook Exclusive Hero Arts Project

Now it’s time for you to get outta here and see what Shari is up to! And remember, if you come across a link that doesn’t work, just go back to the Hero Arts Blog for a complete list of the participating designers!

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550 thoughts on “2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop

  1. How darling! I love what you did making those cute school house type projects! Thanks for sharing–can’t wait to get me some awesome stamps!

  2. It’s wonderful how you made the tags look so much like chalkboards! Love the notebook and the pencils, too! Thanks for playing around and sharing your fabulous results!!!

  3. I’m loving all the chalkboard ideas. I was having problems trying to wipe off white ink, chalk is the best. Very authentic lol.

  4. Be still my heart. PAINTED PENCILS?! You’re too creative! Love these projects! AND YOU USED REAL CHALK! lol 😉 No really. I wouldn’t have guessed it could be that easy. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. Those chalkboard tags are so darling! Even though I’m in college, I would totally use those for gifts. (I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow my schoolgirl nostalgia.) I love how you decorated the notebook; they would make great gifts for anybody because of how well you can customize them.

  6. Oh my goodness these are just darling!! Huge congrats on being asked to join the hop–always amazing to be able to tick something off the bucket list!!

    1. I was so excited I couldn’t even finish my comment before I hit post lol!

      As I was saying….super cute set, love that you painted and stamped the pencils. So clever!

  7. What a great set of projects! From the “chalkboard” tags to the mini notebook and pencils, all of these would make great gifts. I love it when a stamp does multiple duties and all the Hero Arts releases are really versatile. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    Merry Christmas!

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