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5 Minute Card – A Very Merry Hero Arts Christmas

Hero Arts Very Merry Fancy Die

 

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I have another card to share with you from my last Hero Arts haul. This time I’ve used the Very Merry Tree Fancy Die. My original plan was a shake card, but with the colors I choose it was just too busy. So I have it assembled as a shake, with no sequins, just to add some dimension.

I cut the die out of some green cardstock and backed it with a piece of acetate paper so the negative space would be a clear window. I used foam tape to mount that onto a piece of glitter cardstock, before mounting onto my card base. And that’s it! A super simple and quick holiday card that you could easily mass reproduce!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code KRISTINA15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas Fancy Die 

Hero Arts Holidays Die Snowflake Edge


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Non-Traditional Holiday Card with Hero Arts

Hero Arts Holidays Die Snowflake Edge

Hi Everyone! Kristina here with my first of the years Holiday cards. If you don’t already know we have the new 2018 Hero Arts holiday release in store now and ready to get inky. I went a little die crazy with this release buying a bunch of the new fancy dies and had to get ahold of this “Holidays” sentiment. I like to do “Happy Holidays” cards more frequently for the ones I’m going to mail, because chances are they aren’t getting sent on time. So if they get there by New Years I’m still in the clear!

For this card I started by just ink blending a background panel with some distress oxide inks, I knew I wanted to do something utilizing the snowflake fancy edge as a frame/border. The die is 5.5″ long, but I decided to trim it down to use horizontally on a top fold card.

When I started playing with the sentiment die I decided to do an inlay, and I really wanted it to pop. So I cut the die first out of the ink blended background and then out of some black card stock and pieced the two together onto an a2 card base. To complete the sentiment I pulled the word Happy off of another sentiment sent and stamped it above. To pull it all together and give it a real pop, I added glossy accents overtop the sentiment.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code KRISTINA15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Distress Oxide Wilted Violet
Distress Oxide Wilted Violet
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS | AMZ
SA 3L Tape Runner
SA 3L Tape Runner
Where to buy:
AMZ | SB
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Glossy Accents
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Sizzix Metal Adapter
Sizzix Metal Adapter
Where to buy:
AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Martha Stewart Stamp Block
Martha Stewart Stamp Block
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
MISTI
MISTI
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS | AMZ
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Hero Arts Holidays Die
Hero Arts Holidays Die
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Snowflake Edge Die
Hero Arts Snowflake Edge Die
Where to buy:
a2z


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Best Wishes | Hero Arts Flower Nasturtium

Hero Arts Nasturtium

 

Hi Everyone, Kristina Here with a quick and simple floral birthday card with the Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium stamp.

I stamped the image onto some kraft cardstock with versamark ink, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I did some very basic coloring with prismacolor colored pencils, followed by stamping my sentiment onto a piece of matching cardstock and heat embossing with white embossing powder.

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a2z scrapbooking july 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Birthday Bash” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code KRISTINA15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium
Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium
Where to buy:
a2z
Versamark
Versamark
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Where to buy:
a2z
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Where to buy:
AMZ | SB
SA 3L Foam Squares
SA 3L Foam Squares
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
SA 3L Tape Runner
SA 3L Tape Runner
Where to buy:
AMZ | SB
Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
Where to buy:
AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
MISTI
MISTI
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS | AMZ
Zig Water Brush Set
Zig Water Brush Set
Where to buy:
AMZ
Hero Arts Fancy Boot Die


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Country Scrapbook Layout w/ Hero Arts Fancy Boot Die

Hero Arts Fancy Boot Die

 

Hi Everyone, Kristina here with a scrapbook layout featuring one of Hero Arts newer dies, Fancy Boot! I love the attention to detail give to this die from the intricate flourishes on the book, to the faux stitching down the middle, and even the little ridge to separate the sole from the shoe!

It was very easy to put together as well. I first cut it out of some dark brown cardstock, removed all the little flourish pieces and adhered it down to the layout with some liquid adhesive. While that dried, I cut out a 2nd boot from teal card card stock, this time saving only the little flourish pieces. I added some liquid adhesive in the negative spaces on the boot I glued down to the layout, and added in the teal flourish pieces just like a puzzle!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking july 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Birthday Bash” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code KRISTINA15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

MFT Beary Special Birthday
MFT Beary Special Birthday
Where to buy:
SSS
MFT Beary Speical Birthday Die
MFT Beary Speical Birthday Die
Where to buy:
SSS | SHOP
Hero Arts Fancy Boot Die
Hero Arts Fancy Boot Die
Where to buy:
a2z
Bristol Strathmore Smooth Paper
Bristol Strathmore Smooth Paper
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Photoplay - Gypsy Rose Collection Kit
Photoplay – Gypsy Rose Collection Kit
Where to buy:
AMZ | SB
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Where to buy:
AMZ | SB
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
SA 3L Foam Squares
SA 3L Foam Squares
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
SA 3L Thin Foam Squares
SA 3L Thin Foam Squares
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
SA 3L Tape Runner
SA 3L Tape Runner
Where to buy:
AMZ | SB
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Glossy Accents
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut Explore Air 2
Where to buy:
AMZ | SHOP
WRMK Laser Square
WRMK Laser Square
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium


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Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium Thank You Card

Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium

 

Hi Everyone, Kristina Here, and Its Friday!! Today I’m playing with the new Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium stamp. I knew when I got it, it was meant for water coloring. I decided to go a little non-traditional with the colors, but close to true life Nasturtiums.

I started by stamping the image twice, once mirrored, and embossing with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I did some very basic water coloring following by a wash of blue across the background. To finish I added an accent of some black and white paper and stamped & embossed my sentiment.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code KRISTINA15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium 


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Blog Hop & Giveaway | Sugartree Stamps Release Day!

 

Hello Everyone & Happy Release Day! Sugartree Stamp is launching 3 new digital sets and this month we have a blog hop complete with guest designers and a giveaway!! This is your first stop on the hop and if you find any broken links along the way come on back here for the full hop list.

Now lets unveil the digis!

First up is “Farmhouse”. This southern charm themed set includes a total of 11 images and 8 sentiments.

Southern digital stamps farmhouse

This set retails for $3.99 and is available now in our etsy store!

The next set is the mini Sweet Tea set. This set contains the mason jar image from the full size set as well as the coordinating sweet tea sentiment.

Sweet Tea Digital Stamp

This set retails for $.99

Lastly is a coordinating SVG Cut file

Farmhouse SVG

These images can be used all together as pictured to make fun wall art, or separated and used individually. This set retails for $.99.

Now for the fun! Below is the list of blogs participating in todays hop. We are giving away 3 Sugartree Sets of the Winners Choice to 1 lucky hopper, all you have to do is comment. One winner will be chosen by random draw from the comments left across all of the participating blogs, the more blogs you comment on the more chances to win!  Leave your comments by 11:59pm May 31st. Winner will be contacted via email and announced on the a2z winners post June 7th.

Kristina Beagle

Arlene McClung

Cindy Chiu

Helen Gullett

Monica Martinez

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Hero Arts Killer Messages


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Hero Arts Killer Messaged Mini Card Set

Hi Everyone, Kristina here with a mini card set showcasing the Hero Arts Killer Messages stamp set!
I bought this set mostly for the sentiments. I love the style, the design, and the sayings themselves!
They could be used with or without the other images in the set and they are nice bold stamps.

Here they are in action!

Hero Arts Killer Messages

I wanted to make some water-ish backgrounds to go with the shark/whale, so I went with alcohol inks and made 4 different combos using the colors I had on hand. I used ranger glossy paper that I had die cut into little scallop squares, and dropped on my alcohol ink / blending solution and moved it all around until I got the look desired.

Once they had fully dried and treated them generously with my EK Success Powder tool before embossing the images and sentiments with Versa Mark and Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.

Hero Arts Killer Messages

I cut the back card panel from the same die and adhered to two together at the top, with a score line for opening. These little note cards measure 3.5×3.5, which I’ll make custom envelopes for, and send off to my friends just for little pick me ups!

Hero Arts Killer Messages

I do have a bit of bad news though – There’s only 1 of these left in stock, so run, do not walk, to the a2z store and scoop it up
If you spend $25+ while your there use my code KRISTINA15 for 15% off too!
If someone grabs it before you that okay – Just use the request custom order button in our shop 🙂

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code KRISTINA15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Killer Messages
Hero Arts Killer Messages
Where to buy:
a2z
MFT Stitched Scallop Square
MFT Stitched Scallop Square
Where to buy:
SSS
Ranger Gloss Paper
Ranger Gloss Paper
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink 'Pool'
Ranger Alcohol Ink ‘Pool’
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink ' Purple Twilight'
Ranger Alcohol Ink ‘ Purple Twilight’
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink 'Raspberry'
Ranger Alcohol Ink ‘Raspberry’
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink Mixative Silver
Ranger Alcohol Ink Mixative Silver
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Blending Solution
Ranger Blending Solution
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink Sunset Orange
Ranger Alcohol Ink Sunset Orange
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Versamark
Versamark
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool
Where to buy:
SSS
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Where to buy:
a2z
Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
Where to buy:
a2z
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
MISTI
MISTI
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS | AMZ
Wedding Digital Stamps


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Just Married Wedding Card with Sugartree Stamps

Hi Everyone, Kristina here! Wedding season is upon us isn’t it? I’ve got a card to share with you today using the new Sugartree Stamps “Mr. & Mrs.” wedding themed digital stamp set. I just love the getaway car image.

 

Wedding Digital Stamps

Teal is one of my favorite wedding colors so after printing out my image I used copic markers to color her in before moving on to the rest of the card.

Wedding Digital Stamps

I cut out some vine and floral images from Spellbinders, adhered to stick it adhesive so I could glitter. I glittered the die cuts with Elizabeth Craft Silk Microfine Glitter.

Wedding Digital Stamps

To finish I mounted the card panel onto some Hero Arts layering paper in pool, and added Nuvo Drop accents.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code KRISTINA15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Sugartree Stamps Mr. & Mrs.
Sugartree Stamps Mr. & Mrs.
Where to buy:
a2z
Spellbinders Flower Bundle
Spellbinders Flower Bundle
Where to buy:
AMZ
ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Lavender Ice
ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Lavender Ice
Where to buy:
AMZ
ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Vintage Pink
ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Vintage Pink
Where to buy:
AMZ
ECD Silk Microfine Cool Diamond
ECD Silk Microfine Cool Diamond
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dew
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dew
Where to buy:
SSS
Nuvo Crystal Drops White
Nuvo Crystal Drops White
Where to buy:
SSS
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ

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Graduation Digital Stamps


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Sugartree Stamps Close Up | Whoot! Graduation Set

Today we’re taking a closer look at the newly released digital stamp set “Whoot!” from Sugartree Stamps. This set contains 4 Images + 15 mix & match sentiment options all in high resolution 300dpi PNG files with transparent backgrounds, Bonus “Congrats” SVG w/ drop shadow included!

 

Graduation Digital Stamp

 

And here it is on a card!

 

Graduation Digital Stamps

 

To start my card base I did a quick watercolor wash with my Gansai Tambi watercolors, starting with the teal colors and then splattering with some gold. Next, I printed the graduation stamp onto some blue card stock and then traced over it with a gold gel pen, followed by cutting it out with my brother scan n cut. For my sentiment I uploaded the SVG file into cricut design space and cut out the image on my cricut explore using the same blue card stock from the hat, and some gold foil cardstock on top. Once the watercolor was dry I glued down my sentiment and popped the die cut hat on with some foam adhesive, and there you have it!

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code KRISTINA15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

Sugartree Stamps Whoot!

Brother Scan N Cut

Gansai Tambi Watercolors

Sugartree Stamps Chase Rainbows


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Sugartree Stamps Close Up | Chase Rainbows

Sugartree Stamps released 4 new sets for May and today we’re taking a closer look at their new scene set, Chase Rainbows.

This instant download digital stamp scene includes the scene as pictured as well as the single unicorn stamp on its own, plus 3 encouraging sentiments! Best part, you can buy this set for only $.99 !

 

Sugartree Stamps Unicorn Digital Stamp

 

And here it is on a card!

 

Sugartree Stamps Chase Rainbows

I wanted a fun multi-color background to go with the unicorn so I used some distress oxide inks, blended and then distressed with some water droplet. Next, I ran that through the printer to print on the sentiment from the Chase Rainbows set. While that was printing I colored my pre-printed unicorn with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I knew those markers would give me a smooth blend even with different colors. I kept the Unicorns body white, with a nice coating of shimmery wink of stella. To finish I added some accents with assorted Nuvo Drops and sequins.

 

You can find this and our other digital stamp sets in the a2z scrapbooking store on etsy here.

 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code KRISTINA15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

Sugartree Stamps Chase Rainbows
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens