Welcome, welcome! Today we are celebrating a fabulous company with a kind heart and generous soul, Hero Arts. Hero Arts is a company that stands in a class by itself, with their fearless leader, Aaron Leventhal at the helm. I was lucky enough to spend this past weekend with Aaron, and many other crafty friends, at the Hero Arts 45th Anniversary Celebration at their headquarters. I arrived Friday in order to get class supplies prepped and ready to go for the six cards I would teaching, in addition to two additional fun classes held by Ilina Crouse and Debi Adams.
I was able to witness the factory in action. I watched as red rubber stamps were hand cut and applied to their smooth woodblock counterparts, labels being applied, orders pulled, and wandered the endless aisles of stamps, inks and accessories. I discovered how the staff at Hero Arts gets items back in stock so quickly. Their inventory system only counts completely finished product. More often than not, the staff just has to pull the “ingredients” and assemble them to get them back into inventory. Filing out the “notify me when back in stock” line with your email tells Hero Arts to pull your requested item/s and in turn, lets you know when the finished product has hit the shelf. Most other stamp retailers do not assemble on site and when it says out of stock, they don’t have any in the building. The item usually has to be ordered, which takes time.
Hero Arts uniqueness extends to several realms, but 45 years in business, might be one of their strongest obvious successes. They outlived the recession and continue to flourish. I, for one, cannot wait to see what the next 45 bring. Cheers!
As Hero Arts has often been the catalyst to bring crafting companies together, many other brands have come together to support Hero Arts for their 45th Anniversary. Giveaways for this 3 day hop include:
Hero Arts: 3 $145 Gift Certificates, 3 $45 Gift Certificates
Altenew: $50 Gift Certificate
Art Impressions: $25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $50 Gift Certificate
Gina K: $100 Gift Certificate
Jennifer McGuire Ink: $100 Hero Arts Gift Certificate, 5 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags
Laurie Willison: 2 Card Hanger Dies
Lawn Fawn: $50 Gift Certificate
My Sweet Petunia: 1 Prize Bundle (Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align, and a bar magnet)
Online Card Classes: 5 spots in the Stamp Happy In Good Company: Hero Arts class
Pink Fresh Studio: $45 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 3 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer 2019 Issue
Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate
Create this project by ink blending Navy, Aquatic and Mint Julep inks on Hero Hues Dove White cardstock. Once dry, white detail heat emboss sentiment from the From The Vault Celestial clear stamp se directly onto blended background. Then, add a small dollop of white acrylic paint to an acrylic block with a few drops of water. Flick off the edge of the acrylic block onto the blended panel with a paint brush.
While splattering dries, heat emboss the retro From The Vault Earth wood mount stamp onto smooth bristol paper and fussy cut. Color image with Marine Green, Light Blue and Persian Blue Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers keeping the dark around the edges to give the illusion of a spherical shape. Pop Earth onto panel with dimensional adhesive and then the panel onto a folded card base.
Giveaway: Winners will be drawn from people who leave comments along the blog hop over the three days – comment all three days for more chances to win! Comment by Sunday, June 2 at 11:59pm PST, and we will announce the winners on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!
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