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Digital Blog Hop with Hero Arts




Hello and welcome!

Today we are excited to announce that  a2z Scrapbooking is now partnering with Hero Arts to be  the exclusive site, other than Hero Arts themselves, to purchase all  Hero Arts Digital Kits!  If you have never used digital or think you can’t use digital fear not, we have 16 exciting stops on the hop to show you how, plus 3 videos.

a2z Scrapbooking is giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner.  The prize winner will be randomly selected from ALL comments received on the participating designers’ blogs.  The more comments you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning, so be sure to leave a little love at each blog, including this one! 

This is your last stop on the hop. You should have arrived here from the very talented, Hero Arts Designer Kelly Rasmussen.

Our first card features the Digital PRINT Kits. Here is a video to show you how easy these kits are to use with a simple program like Microsoft word

Here is the card that I made to go along with it:

digi home

This second video shows you how to use the Hero Arts Print Kits as Print and Cuts in Silhouette Studio or just as a cut file in Silhouette Studio:

Here is an example of using the digital kit as a print and cut file:
Christmas light tags


Just like I demonstrated in the video….I took the Christmas light and used a gradient fill on it. I printed it out and then cut it out with my Silhouette.  I used some Hero Arts stamps and ink to decorate the background of the tags and then added the print & cut file I created with the digital kit. I added some Wink of Stella to add some extra POW to it. (All supplies listed below)

Next I have a few more tags showing how to combine different cuts with each other for a unique one-of-a kind look:
evergreen bough tag

For this tag I cut the Christmas ornament from the Retro Holiday kit out of two different colored Foiled papers. I swapped out the colors to make a unique ornament. I used some Distress Ink and a Tim Holtz Stencil to create the background. The tag was also cut using the Holiday Houses file from the kit I used in the card above.

red gold star tag

For this one I used the same Tim Holtz stencil for the background but this time I cut two of those gorgeous snowflake stamps from the Retro Holiday Kit and layered them with a pop dot in between them.
red green tag

For this tag I used the insides of the Gold snowflake star in the tag above to fill in the red foil star and I also used the print & cut technique to create the smaller snowflake star with a pattern in the center.  There are so many options with these kits. 🙂


red silver star tag

Lastly I used two more of the red snowflake stars from the Retro Holiday kit and layered them on top of the Dancing Rain Stencil, inked in Hero Arts Silver Ink, for a unique look.

In case you missed the video on my personal blog I am adding it below. In this video you will learn how to use the Hero Arts Digital CUT FILE KITS.  You will learn the difference between SVG files and DXF and you will discover that you do not need the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition to use these files.

We hope you had fun today….and that you learned a lot.

We are working as fast as we can to get ALL the Hero Arts Digital Kits into the store. In the meantime if you would like to shop you can use the discount code MICHELLE15 for 15% off your order.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today.


Here is the hop list in the event you find a broken link or get lost along the way:

Hero Arts
Tami Hartley
Kelly Latevola
Kymona Tracey
Lisa Spangler
Michelle Liimatainen
Kathy Wade
Lucy Abrams
Chitra Nair
Char K
Ruth Bosner
Jocelyn Olson
Zoey Scarpelli
Stephanie B
Kelly Rasmussen
a2z Scrapbooking <<<<< YOU ARE HERE

Remember to comment on every blog on the hop (we kindly request one comment per blog) to win a $50 gift certificate to a2z Scrapbooking

You have until Sunday August 31, 2014  11:59 EST to comment on each blog. Winner will be announced on September 3rd. Good Luck.



Supplies Used:


30 thoughts on “Digital Blog Hop with Hero Arts

  1. Great explanation of how these kits work. Very helpful for us computer challenged people

  2. Oh so much great inspiration on this blog and every one on the hop. Thanks for sharing all these talented people and their ideas. I love blog hops!

  3. Wonderful projects! I really love all the dimension in these and what a great hop, thanks to all!

  4. Absolutely AMAZING! I’m so inspired by each and every designer that joined the hop and also by all the fabulous new ideas I have seen today! I have always enjoying creating with Hero’s Digital Line and am super excited that a2z is now selling the line exclusively….and that’s i’m part of the wonderful new Design Team! I thank you all for sharing you talent and really wish I had been able to take part….! You all ROCK!! Great work !!

  5. Fantastic hop and giveaway! So many wonderful projects, products and tutorials today! Thanks 🙂

  6. The hop was grand and all of the steps provided on how to use the digital products – a great reference – thank you for all of the lovely ideas and the hop =- have a blessed week –

  7. Thank you for the wonderful step by step instructions.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  8. Wow Michelle, so many wonderful projects and I love all the great videos packed full of helpful information and tips! Thanks so much for the fun hop today, I enjoyed it so much and learned a lot about digi kits:)

  9. Such gorgeous projects. Thanks for sharing all your amazing ideas!!!!

  10. Michelle all of your projects are fabulous and your tutorials are very easy to follow I think you may have convinced me to try a digital card or tag. I’m very excited to have your company on board with Hero Arts I just love them and I have a good feeling about this match up thanks for a great hop!

  11. Great and fabulous projects!

  12. Thank you so much for this really comprehensive post, Michelle! Your card is so pretty, and I love how you played with all the digi files for your tags! I have bookmarked this page for reference, because your tutorials were really awesome…can’t wait to start playing with my files ~ Yay!!!

  13. Wonderful projects and inspirations!!

  14. Wonderful projects and inspirations!! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  15. I love all the dimension and sequins on your house card, Michelle! The tags are fabulous, too!

  16. Wow, this is very helpful for a beginner. Your explanation was very clear. . Love the tags.

  17. Wonderful projects and great ideas. Its been a really great blog hop. Thank you to all for sharing such great ideas.

  18. I really enjoyed the videos and all the great tips!

  19. wonderful projects…love the layering and dimension you created on them.

  20. Fabulous projects! I love how versatile the digital images are.

  21. I’ve enjoyed all the hopping these past few days! Really liked the tags on this last one, the way they were created, and the adorable stamps with the sayings, too.

  22. Fabulous projects and thanks for the tutorials for them. I have never done anything digital, but this hop has enlightened me in so many ways!!

  23. Wow! Such an amazing blog hop, I enjoyed every stop and beautiful card design along the way! Thank you for the great video tutorials, Michelle! I especially liked learning how to use digital files as prints and cuts on the Silhouette! Can’t wait to try this! Thanks!

  24. Great video tutorials. Love the projects.

  25. That was a fun inspiring hop. I really like seeing all the different ideas for digital files and all the tutorials for how to work with them. I have some but don’t use them much so this will help alot. Thanks so much.

  26. These are all so gorgeous; I’m so excited to get my hands on some of these digital kits and start making some Christmas cards!!

  27. Your projects are to die for–just gorgeous! Love how you showed the versatility in the digital kits. Thanks so much for sharing these–you have been busy! 🙂

  28. I enjoy what you guys are up too. This kind
    of clever work and reporting! Keep up the fantastic works
    guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my own blogroll.

  29. Pingback: Hero Arts blog hop – Zoey – Mixed Media & More

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