Monday, May 2, 2016

Hero Arts: May My Monthly Hero


This month's kit was inspired by Jennifer McGuire and her wonderful Share Handmade Kindness campaign. The kit contains everything you need to say thank you, make someone's day or spread a little kindness. The stamps and die were all designed by our wonderful Kelly Rasmussen, as well as the super fun backer card that's included in the kit - the card can be cut up and used to spread even more kindness!

You should have arrived here from the awesome, Joan Barbee's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!

The kit contains:

A 4x6 clear stamp set
A gift card envelope die
Four half sheets of cardstock in tiffany blue and green apple
Four half sheets of vellum in turquoise and iridescent white
Ten white tags
.5 oz silver embossing powder
Gray twine
Gems

There are 2 optional add-on items - 






Okay, let's get started, shall we?  I have 3 projects to share with you today!

First up is a card that features the add-on thank you die and a sentiment from the stamp set from the kit.  I used silver embossing powder on white vellum.  I used the Wave Pattern Background stamp in Tide Pool shadow ink.


Next up is a tall + skinny card that uses repetitive stamping.  I used the Hello + Be Kind from the optional add-on, Happy Mail set.   Green, I love Green!  I added a bit of sparkle with a gold glitter strip of card stock.


I'm a HUGE fan of gift cards and LOVE the new Gift Card Envelope die!  Here's the front of my project.  I wanted to go for a tone-on-tone with a splash of black!


This is the back which uses a combo of the kit stamp set + the optional add-on, Happy Mail set.


Finally, here is the interior...of course it contains a Starbucks gift card!


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.

The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone.

Now hippety hop over to the wonderful Lydia Fiedler's blog.  In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete hop listing:

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kelly Rasmussen
Yana Smakula
Lucy Abrams
Kathy Racoosin
Mariana Grigsby
Wanda Guess
Clare Prezzia
May Sukyong Park
Joan Bardee
Amy Tsuruta ♡
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson

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Joan B said...

fantastic uses of this kit!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Love them all!! <3

eeknehans said...

Great card ideas for this awesome kit.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a fabulous batch of projects, Amy! Especially love the tall green card with the repeated circle HELLO with the single Be Kind!!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous wave background! Great inspiration again from Hero Arts!

Unknown said...

These are so fun!

Unknown said...

Great ideas to CASE! Thank you!

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhh great batch of cards with the kit!!!

Chris :) said...

Too stinking cute!

Jackie said...

Adorable! How did I not know about that wave pattern background stamp?? I love it!

Ilina Crouse said...

Love all the ideas! Another awesome My Monthly Hero kit

conil said...

Can you say, way to work a kit? All your projects ROCK!

Leanne said...

Such clever use of the kit.

liz said...

This kit is just super! Love everything!

Unknown said...

The kit is wonderful, especially that envelope die

choman9912@aol.com said...

This kit is awesome! I love the envelope die. Thank you for sharing.

Jill said...

Love your cards and I'm really liking the envelope die!!!

Stampn'HI said...

Gorgeous tone on tone work! That gift card die looks awesome!!

Susie Sonnier said...

This is a really Happy card!

Sandy said...

I send coffee gift cards to my friends on a regular basis - great idea!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards/gift cards made with this set!

Kerry M said...

Love them all. I will get a lot of use from this complete set.

Patt H. said...

I love all these wonderful projects! This kit has it all.

BethB said...

Wow - a three-fer. : ) All lovely, and I really like the "you" stamped inside the gift card envelope.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh, fun!

Rose said...

Some very pretty cards. You have done so much with this kit.

Kristie Maynard said...

Great job, love your cards and that little envelope is adorable. Thanks!

Dottie said...

Very nice uses for all the ingredients of this colorful kit.

paperpicnic said...

These are each amazing, Amy! So many fun ideas!
I really adore that you included the looped arrow on the thank you envelope!

diana said...

Great cards and a fun hop! :)

Tammy Paul said...

super cute cards, thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

great kit

Unknown said...

Great cards! Thank you for sharing.

Amy McCue said...

So cute! I love the sentiment on the inside.

Vikki H said...

Awesome ideas!

Unknown said...

thanks for inspiration

Barbara said...

So many possibilities..........thanks.

Judie said...

Amazing inspiration!!

Tami B. said...

I absolutely love this kit, and you showcased it so well.

Van said...

I love the gift card holder! Great job.

Leanne in Cali said...

Love these ideas and I have some of the products already! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to get these products.

JudyH said...

Love you different cards and projects. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

The first card is my favorite. The colors are fresh.

Teresa said...

Excellent kit. I would love to win.

Nanc said...

Great ideas, can't wait to try them.

Suzan Dorchik said...

great cards. love this new release.

nancy dempsey said...

Sweet, simple and and so pretty!

T Pham said...

So many great ideas. Overwhelmed in a bad way for my budget.

Lorraine said...

Great projects! Love this kit.

craftjunkiesc said...

What an awesome kit this month, as usual. Love your cards. Love the stamped interior of your gift card envelope.

Unknown said...

Love you tall skinny card!!!

judy said...

Lovely projects! Thanks for reminding me that a background stamp paired with a sentiment make a perfect card!

Aegis said...

LovING this kit even more

MelissaF said...

Wow, love all your projects, the silver embossing on vellum is sooo pretty!

Unknown said...

Wonderful projects. Loved the wave background on the first card. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of this giveaway

Connie Hinkle said...

Love this kit 😊

A Tad Bit Off said...

Fantastic cards!

Late Blooming said...

Wow...you out did yourself here. thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

You made a lovely, simply elegant card with a great message!

Marcie Lovett said...

Wonderful cards - love the background on the first one!

Marcie Lovett said...

Wonderful cards - love the background on the first one!

Lynn said...

Wonderful, wonderful cards Amy!

cosie said...

Great cards and you have really shown how versatile this kit is.

Megan said...

Fun mix of projects!

Kathy Thisted said...

super cool projects thanks for the inspiration

LisaMinSoCal said...

Simple but very cool designs. Thanks!

LisaMinSoCal said...

Simple but very cool designs. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Super cute cards. Love the colors

Lydia Lee said...

Love your wave patterned background card! So lovely!

Unknown said...

Such a variety of uses

Maureen Morton said...

So many unique projects with just this one kit! You are a true inspiration. Thanks so much!

NanW said...

Wonderful projects from this kit!

gardener said...

What a fun set and your projects are very nice. Love that teal

Joan9876 said...

Awesome ideas. Thanks

Betsye Rose said...

Your cards are such fun.

Unknown said...

Great ideas. I like the one with the wave pattern background the best.

Keely said...

So cute

Vickie said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I love the cute little Hero Arts gift card envelope die!!

HOLLEY DOWNS said...

I just love your cards and this great card kit! TFS!

Katy said...

Great cards! So creative! Stay blessed!

Unknown said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful! Great inspiration!

donna mikasa said...

Super cute projects! That gift card envie has your name written all over it!

Egret said...

It would be fun to work with this kit. And, you've done a marvelous job!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Amy these are all great! I am a huge fan of making/giving gift cards and I make a LOT of them! (I make my MIL 25 every year and now I make them for MY Mom as well!) This die would never leave my desk! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love these!! That envelope is awesome!!!!!

Geri S said...

Wonderful ideas from this kit, thanks for sharing them!

Unknown said...

The background on the card is really cool, and the bling put just the right pop to it. Great job

Marty said...

What a wonderful kit!--so many options for very useful cards! You've created great cards and envelopes.

StampinLouie said...

Your cards are amazing and so is this kit.

@JoyceCasaldi said...

These are perfect for everyone's favorite coffee gc!

Janet said...

Great ideas! I love the card.

Cathey said...

Love them

Valgerdur R. said...

Love your three projects! I love expressing thankfulness and you have provided new inspiration using this incredible kit! Thank you! Plus--I love green too!

LDomroes said...

A nice variety of ideas.

cindybearj said...

I love your projects, especially the gift card holder. There are such pretty colors in this kit!

Unknown said...

Great projects thanks for sharing

mandalj said...

You've showed the kit off beautifully with your lovely cards and gift card holder!

Mom and wife. said...

Nice great card and envelope, thanks for sharing.

Magaly said...

awesome projects!

Brenda said...

Enjoying all your projects! You are a prolific, creative person. Thanks for the chance.

Rita said...

Very clever way to use this kit! Thanks for the great ideas!

Rosy Newlun said...

I do love the aqua colors you chose. You did fabulous Amy 💜

Super Stick Chick said...

Love your colors and the many fun ideas.

Bonnie from Virginia said...

So many great ideas with this kit!

Jinny Newlin said...

I love this kit to bits and pieces, and your projects highlight it beautifully! Why do we have to have these things called budgets? Sigh.

Linda G said...

I love how you stamped tone-on-tone. Thanks for sharing!

GreenEyedGirl said...

Love them all!!

stampingbowd said...

Great projects! I love how you showed so many ways to use this kit!

Unknown said...

Lots of great ideas & samples here. Love all of them!

Jeanie said...

LOVE all 3 of your projects. Thanks for the great ideas.

cghundley said...

Terrific projects
and love the colors
in this kit!
Carla from Utah

Kathy Mc said...

Great job showcasing this fabulous kit, Amy! I love all three of your creations. What a fun hop, too!

FeM said...

Great projects.

Laura said...

Love the tone on tone on this card.

Unknown said...

Super fun cards! Love the stamped background! :)

Unknown said...

Love that background stamp,awesome card Amy.

Ericka Strange said...

Great projects and love the cards. This kit is so versatile and I love all the fun things you can do with it.

Linda M said...

Great cards. Love the kit and add-ons!

Suchi said...

Stunners! Great release!
Suchi xx

Jennifer said...

Awesome kit! Love the colors and that stamp set!

Lisaerica said...

Amy, we know you love your green, lol. These are awesome simple projects, I love simple. TFSAI

Louise said...

Beautiful, love this kit

Marie said...

Love that envelope die - it's so useful for gift cards =) TFS!

Baroque duJour said...

Love your stamping and the colours. I'm loving this kit and the fab hop!!

bev p said...

3 great cards, and the first is a knock-out! Did you die cut the vellum thank-you or is it a strip. Kind of hard to tell from the picture, but the effect is lovely and soft. Thanks for sharing.

Daylene said...

Great projects showing variety using this kit! Very nice work! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Thanks for creating such beautiful projects that I can copy! The kit is great and you made such good use out of it

the Blackbird said...

Wonderful kit!
Cristina
thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

Deb Selby said...

Lovely projects and a great kit

Rosemary said...

fun set of projects...

Sarah M said...

Pretty examples using this kit. Thanks!

Oliev said...

Awesome cards and envelopes!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, what a great selection of gorgeous cards/projects. Thank you for showing me so many ways of using this kit

Sissyc said...

I love the wave pattern card. For some reason I'm always drawn to that design. Thanks

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful! I love that Wave Pattern stamp! You stamping technique is perfect!
Take Care!
Michele

Natalie said...

Awesome job on all your cards!
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Carol McCready said...

Love all you've created from the kit! Thank you for the inspiration.

Bianca said...

Nice and simple designs! Thanks for making them, you gave me some ideas!

SusanME said...

Great projects!

Lori said...

That wave background is amazing in that color!

Carolina Kathy said...

Love all your cards! Great colors and a variety of designs! Thx for sharing your creativity!

Unknown said...

Love all your cards! This is a great kit!

Unknown said...

a splash of black goes a long way! I love your cards!

Talitha said...

Great ideas using this kit. Just love them.

charly30us said...

Fantastic job, love them all! Thanks

Janet said...

Such an awesome kit and projects made with them! In love! 😍

Cindy said...

Great ideas for using this kit. Thanks!

Unknown said...

what a perfect "thank you" die!

Pen Sunshinepen said...

What a fun project and love your colours.

crafty hugs Pen x

Farida Rone said...

Lovely cards and kit. Thanks!

Leslie said...

So simple, yet just great! Thanks for great ideas. Thanks for a great kit, Hero Arts!

vdoyle8 said...

OMG - these are awesome!

Brandi R said...

These are all fantastic! Loving this kit ♥

Debbie Rumpza said...

Really cute!!!

maria f. said...

These are so fresh and cool. What a great little die too!

robiw said...

Love the tone-on-tone look! So pretty!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love that wave pattern on the first card.
Great projects.
thanks for sharing.

Purple Princess said...

Great cards!! This kit rocks!!

Debra said...

I like how you used the kit. Very good variety and inspirations. The Wave Pattern background stamp is stunning.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fun and sweet kit. Fantastic samples Amy. Super cute cards... and sweet gift card holder. :)

Satori said...

Fabulous kit! Cute projects! Love the gift card and thank you dies!

L. Webb said...

I am always looking for quick and simple ways to make cards that matter and stand out. I love these ideas and I love the additional add-ons to the Hero Arts kit, so that you can make it even more special. Thank you!

Joan V said...

Wow, lots of inspiration. Love this kit and the add on stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Beth H. said...

Awesome projects! Love all the inspiration!

Sue McRae said...

Lots of fun inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful projects!!

Becca Yahrling said...

So cute! Love that GC holder die, too. Awesome kit!

Betty McDougal said...

Wonderful collection. Beautiful cards.

Deborah Kaye said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful projects there's so many great ideas on this hop.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the envelope die! Looks like a fabulous kit! Great projects!

Misty Elam said...

What a great kit!!!

Bethany said...

Great use f the kit and I Agree--just love that gift card envelope die.

Sandy M said...

Such a nice assortment of projects. I especially love the first one with the wave background. Talk about a quick card to make.

Unknown said...

Great projects! The first card is very pretty!

Barbara said...

Cute, fun and pretty ideas from this awesome kit!

C Aguirre said...

Cute cards! Love the first card especially!

Sandy S. said...

So many great sentiment combinations with this kit and the add-ons!

Diane said...

All your projects are amazing.

Lagene said...

Great cards, love that envelope card die!

Aileene said...

I just loved the first sample card, made me think if waves. Great color choice as well. This stamp and die set will be a welcome addition to anyone's collection.

Sandra KM said...

Very pretty cards!

Loly Borda said...

I love your creations Amy! My favorite is the first one, love the background! TFS

Karen B said...

Love the silver on aqua card.

jules said...

Fabulous cards from this fantastic kit! Loving the blues and greens!

Carla said...

I appreciated all 3 projects the tall and skinny was different and is my favorite. I like different. ;). Thanks for sharing!

Sherry Butcher said...

All 3 are just great. Love the tall skinny and the Starbucks GC. Thanks for sharing.

Kit A said...

Great card kit this month. I like all the projects.

Cathy P in AZ said...

Love what you created! The wave patterned card is my fave - gorgeous color!

sotama14 said...

Great card !! love the color combiantion

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! Love the tone on tone on the second one and those great blues!

linda m said...

Sweet and simple cards with this set. Found myself smiling through each one of your ideas...thanks! :)

Evelyn said...

Great work, love the cards.

Tracey Mazza said...

Yay Yay Yay, they've done it again. I love this kit. T xx

Abby said...

Looks great.

Amber H. said...

I love these ideas for quick and easy cards!

Leonor said...

loved the ideas

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! As always your cards are awesome!!!! This new kit is really amazing!!!! I love so much the Happy Mail stamp set!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Great projects using this fabulous new kit!

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