Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hero Arts September My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!


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Today is the day!  The Hero Arts September My Monthly Hero kit is now AVAILABLE.

You should have arrived here from the awesome Jessica Frost-Ballas' blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!

The Main Kit:  


 Kit contents: 
1 6" x 8" Color Layering Clear Stamp Set
8 Coordinating Frame cuts
5 Ink cubes (Butter Bar, Cup O’ Joe, Orange Soda, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine)
3 Brass sunflower charms 
2 Brass leaf charms
2 5.5" x 8.5" Pumpkin Vellum 30lb
2 5.5" x 8.5" Moonrock Cardstock 80lb

The kit value is $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.  Did you know that Hero Arts has a My Monthly Hero Kit Subscription Service?!  Sign up so you never miss a release!

Check out the gorgeous September Optional Add-ons:



CG721 Vine Pattern Bold Prints Stamp


CM201 Color Layering Squirrel stamp set










 CM203 Color Layering Thanksgiving stamp set










REMEMBER, the MAIN KIT  is available for a limited time only...when it's gone, it is GONE!  Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, September 8th.  Remember that you can now SUBSCRIBE to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!  

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (Hero Arts will reimburse if the winner has already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week!

Today I'm sharing two projects using the various optional add-ons:


This first card uses the Starry Night Brushstroke Bold Prints along with Luna the Halloween Cat stamps and coordinating frame cuts.   

I used Distress Oxide inks with the Starry Night Brushstroke Bold Prints stamp.


Next up is a card that uses several of the new add-ons:


Let's start with the base panels.  The Foliage Mix Layering Paper one has the Vine Pattern Bold Prints with Pine Bold Ink.  The Earth Mix Layering Paper has the Starry Night Brushstroke Bold Prints embossed in clear.  I cut a couple of the Autumn Icons Fancy Dies in Foliage and Sunshine


The cute squirrel has been stamped with 

Soft Vanilla (solid image)
Soft Brown (detail)
Soft Granite (outline)

The acorn:

Soft Vanilla (solid image)
Soft Brown (detail)

In case you missed it, I was up on the Hero Arts Blog on Sunday with this Countdown to Creativity project:


My focus was the Main Kit.  There is a vellum panel in between the background sunflowers and the single image which really makes it the focal point of my design.

That's it for me, next up is the fabulous Clare Prezzia!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the hop listing:

Amy Tsuruta 💚




121 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards :) I love the one with the vellum! :)

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  2. Lovely cards. Love the use of the kitties!

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  3. Wow, Amy - your cards are just gorgeous - thanks for the inspiration:)

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  4. Your cards are beautiful! I really liked the card example that you showed before the kit came out--it was wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing! (Peg)

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  5. Wonderful Fall cards Amy! The Starry Night stamp makes fantastic background!!

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  6. Love the halloween card; looks spooky.

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  7. Such a beautiful kit, and the possibilities are endless.

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  8. Love the cats and the use of vellum. It's beautiful!

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  9. Those sunflowers pop on the tour quotes paper" beautiful.

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  10. Love Sunflowers - This kit is a must

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  11. Beautiful cards, really love Luna!

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  12. Lovely cards! I just love that Starry Night background stamp.

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  13. I love the Halloween card with the cats! That is such a cool card, but I do love the others as well. I cant wait to receive my kit with my cat add ons.

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  14. What a great collection of cards. These stamps will be such fun for fall!

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  15. The first card makes a great Halloween card. The use of vellum on the last card is very pretty way to spotlight the sunflower stamp.

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  16. Love your cards. My fave is still the one with vellum.

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  17. What a variety! Super creativity! Love the cards!

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  18. Thank you for inspiration. This autumn kit has so many possibilities.

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  19. Such a very cool looking kitty card!! I love it!!

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  20. Love your cards! Appreciate all the inspiration!

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  21. Lovely cards. I think I like the pumpkin card with the squirrel the best.

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  22. Beautiful cards! You really make me want this kit - thanks for the inspiration. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  23. Great cards! This is such a fun release. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!!

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  24. Awesome cards. Love the one with the sunflowers--they make me smile.

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  25. Beautiful cards! Have to say though that I am partial to that sunflower! Love the colors that you used! So pretty! Another amazing Hero Arts kit release! I just love it!

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  26. Great job on these, Amy! I like them all!

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  27. All of your cards are lovely, the sunflower was colored in gorgeous colors, I also love the Autumn Icon dies!

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  28. I am in love with this kit and the add-ons. Your cards are beautiful.

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  29. What wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  30. Lovely cards but your sunflower card blows me away. It is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Striking! You do wonderful work! Love that cute pumpkin die!

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  32. Love the Halloween card with the cat and the starry night. Great work.

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  33. I love the starry night stamp. Great cards.

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  34. I love the starry night background and your fun cards!

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  35. The kit is fabulous, but so are the addons. Love your cards, Amy!

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  36. Wonderful cards! I love those background stamps!

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  37. This has to be my most favorite of the year! Beautiful inspiration!

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  38. Lovely cards. Love the colors you used on the squirrel.

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  39. So the last time you shared an HA release, I stopped immediately, even before finishing up my comment to you, and ran to their site to place an order.... I think I might be in trouble again, lol!!! I'm mad about these rich, Fall inks, and all those images - especially the Starry, Starry Night. Great release, and your cards are stunning. Yep...I'm in trouble!! : ) Bev

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  40. Love all your cards! Great creativity and great kit!

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  41. I especially love the sunflower card with the vellum. It adds just the right touch of softness while still showing your beautiful work with the stamping. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Lovely cards, thanks for sharing. I especially love the kittens.

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  43. Wow what a great kit! A fun time to be had! Love your cards Amy!

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  44. three wonderful cards, Amy - love those autumn icons dies!

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  45. Great cards to showcase this new release, Amy. Especially ike the oval framing on your Halloween card and the vellum interfacing on Sunday's card. Thanks for sharing your creativity on this blog hop.

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  46. I love how you used the Starry Night bold prints background stamp in several ways. It is amazing how different the same stamp can look.

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  47. Awesome creations!! The Starry Night Brushstroke background is at the top of my wish list!

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  48. Both great cards. My favourite is the first card. Just love the kitty sneaking up to the cauldron.

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  49. The Halloween card is my favorite. Love the circle with swirled background.

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  50. Really lovely cards. Thanks for sharing....

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  51. Wonderful cards. I like the sunflower & vellum.

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  52. Gorgeous cards! I love how you used the vellum in between the sunflowers to highlight your one sunflower.

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  53. These background stamps are awesome. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

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  54. Wonderful cards. My favorite is the Sending you Sunshine sunflower card.

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  55. Your cards are all so gorgeous & inspiring!!

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  56. Love that Starry Night
    stamp, so neat looking.
    Lovely cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  57. Pretty cards. Thank You for sharing!

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  58. Wonderful cards! My favorite is the sunflowers - love your use of vellum! So awesome!!!

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  59. I think the starry night background stamp is one of my favorites! I love what you did with this release! Beautiful cards!

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  60. Starry Starry Night - has my vote - but all are beautiful -TFS

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  61. All great cards but the Starry Night card is very unique and gorgeous.

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  62. Before I even saw the name of the background, I thought "Oooh, that looks like Starry Night by Van Gogh!" That painting is fascinating and now there's a background stamp that captures some of the beautiful swirls and texture.

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  63. Three Gorgeous cards, Amy! I especially love how you've used the two background stamps! Wonderful color choices!

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  64. Your cards are gorgoues, the sunflower is my favourite.

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  65. The first card looks like a spooky,
    scary night.
    All the cards are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  66. Awesome cards using these outstanding new products. I really like your sunflower card with the vellum layer. Soooo pretty!

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  67. Beautifully designed cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  68. I like the use of the vellum. Anxiously waiting for my kit!

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  69. Like how the backgrounds compliment the creations. Wonderful coloring.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  70. Beautiful set of cards!!! Adorable Halloween card!!! This little squirrel and sunflowers are absolutely gorgeous!!! Your coloring is, as always, amazing!!!

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  71. Lovely cards!The first is my favorite! :) tfs

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  72. What fun things to work with in this kit. Great work!

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  73. That background stamp!! LOVE! must.have.now. ☺

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  74. Very cool creations! That kit seems pretty fun !

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  75. Beautiful cards. The add-ons to this kit are great. Love that starry background and the layering thanksgiving stamps.

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  76. All your cards are lovely, but let me tell you that sunflower card is stunning!

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  77. Wonderful, can not pick a favorite

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  78. Your cards are so pretty and creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Beautiful cards! I really love that cat set!

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  80. I love the background stamp and the cats

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  81. Wow, gorgeous cards, I especially love the starry night background!

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  82. I love how you used the kit in your cards! :)

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  83. I love how you used multiple colors and stamps for the background to your squirrel. Thanks for sharing

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  84. Wonderful cards! I had seen the sunflowers with the vellum and loved it, but the Luna cat card is just so cute. My husband and I have 6 cats so I am anxious to have my Luna set arrive in the mail!

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  85. great cards. love your kitty card and the sunflower card with vellum----GORGEOUS!

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  86. Three great cards, Amy! Your first one definitely looks like a starry night. Looks like an awesome kit and people like you make it a fun hop.

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  87. Great card designs. I love the colors you chose to use on the adorable squirrel. I can't wait to get my set in. TFS

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  88. Wow...so many incredible cards Amy! What a sweet fall kit, looks like so much fun.

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  89. I love the use of vellum over your main panel. It's a very soft looking background with a punch of color on top. I love sunflowers.

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  90. Vellum really makes that main sunflower shine... great idea!

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  91. Spectacular kit and add -ons! Love your awesome creations !

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  92. Wonderful inspiration! Your cards are beautiful!

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  93. The cat set is my favorite of this release!

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  94. Oooo I love what you did with the cat stamp and the starry night stamp. Beautiful!

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  95. Some very nice cards! That cat looks great with the nice background! And the squirrel with the pumpkin.. a great design!

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  96. Both of these cards are great for Halloween and autumn! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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Cheers,
~amy~