Monday, June 6, 2016

Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero blog hop!




Hello and Happy Monday!  The Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero kit is now live in the shop!  We're celebrating with a hop that includes some Hero Arts Friends!  You should have arrived here from the spectacular Heather Ruwe'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 luggage tag die (die size 8 1/4" x 2 5/8", finished tag 4 1/8" x 2 5/8")
Seven accessory dies (heart, camera, sunglasses, sunshine, geotag, suitcase, airplane)
A 4x6 clear stamp set
Two half sheets of Sizzix tan Paper Leather
Three geotag clips
Airmail stripe washi tape
Journal
Three map hearts
Airmail twine
Clear tag holders



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

There is 1 optional add-on 4x6 clear stamp set:



Okay, let's get to it, eh?!  I had so much fun with this kit.  If you've been following me for awhile, you'll know that this kit will come in quite handy for me.  My boy goes to college, out of state, in New York.  The other thing, we own an airplane...more on that in a smidge.


I couldn't wait to make my own Flight Journal.  With the airplane we love to take local trips to the San Juan Islands but this year I'll be doing a bit more flying outside of the state.  

I decorated the cover of the journal with cardstock from the Blush Mix + Snow Layering pack.  See that airmail strip on the left?  I trimmed it off of the kit's packagaing :)


The airplane die is the perfect size for the cover.  I backed it with Sea Mix Layering Paper.  The sentiment has been stamped in Strawberry + Navy.

Here's a glamor shot of the airplane.  It was recently painted, it turned out awesome.  It's a RV-9 that Darin built himself.  I love going flying!


Next up is a fun shaker luggage tag!  (sorry about the photog, the luggage tag was being squirrely)


I'm sure TSA is going to love this.  I stamped the Destination New York in Soft Pool.  I layered the Strawberry + Navy inks on top of the New York image.  I used the packaging trim on my panel and filled the the tag with sequins.  I stitched the tag closed with gold metallic thread.

Here's  my final project for today, I whipped up a card:


I used the Luggage Tag Die but trimmed it down to just one tag and used it on my card.  The Irregular Grid Bold Prints is the base of my tag and the sentiment is from this month's kit.  I die cut the airplane in solid black.   I topped off the tag with Airmail Twine.  This will be perfect for my personal pilot (wink).

Before you go, I did want to share my card that was up on the Hero Arts blog this weekend.  It's a great project to show the versatility of the kit.  I happened to find some fun (old) cupcake acetate and made a shaker tag.


The Sweet Sprinkles Bold Prints has been stamped in Unicorn on a Blush Mix Layering paper panel.  I love the awesome Sizzix Tan Paper Leather♡

Did you see some of the other new items in the Hero Arts shop?

Sizzix® Paper Leather Sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ White, 10 Pack

Sizzix® Paper Leather Sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ White, 10 Pack

Sizzix® Paper Leather Sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Assorted Pastels, 10 Pack

Sizzix® Paper Leather Sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Assorted Pastels, 10 Pack

Sizzix® Paper Leather Sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Assorted Basics, 10 Pack

Sizzix® Paper Leather Sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Assorted Basics, 10 Pack

Sizzix® Big Shot™ Machine White & Gray

Sizzix® Big Shot™ Machine White & Gray


Whew!  That's it for me, next up is the awesome Ilina Crouse!

One reader will receive a free kit (or reimbursement if you’ve already purchased your kit). Leave your comments on all of these blogs by Sunday, June 12 at 11:59 pm PT, then look for the winner announcement on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Here's the complete hop listing:

The Hero Arts Blog 
Jennifer McGuire 
Kelly Purkey 
Amy Tan 
Yana Smakula 
Kathy Racoosin 
Mariana Grigsby 
Heather Ruwe 
Amy Tsuruta 💚 
Ilina Crouse 
Libby Hickson



162 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful and fun Amy!

Kristie Maynard said...

Great job on all your projects. Very nicely done. Thanks.

Alexandra said...

Wonderful cards Amy ! the grey one is just fabulous! <3

Helen Gullett said...

WOW Amy, you created fantastic projects with this month kit! LOVE THEM ALL!

Anna said...

So cute! I love the shaker tags!!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

My goodness - what an amazing batch of projects, Amy! Especially love the shaker tags! Fab airplane too - bet that's a treat for travel!

Joanne said...

love shaker tags!

Unknown said...

So many wonderful cards and journal cover!

Brithzi said...

Fantastic projects. Love the shaker tag.

Cindy C. said...

Super fun projects!!

redheadworking said...

Great ideas. Thanks!
Penny

Joan9876 said...

Great projects. Love the shaker tags

Unknown said...

Fantastic projects

Terribly Great said...

Love the airmail look and nice plane!

Sande said...

Trying to decide which project I like better...your's or the airplane your husband built. Wow to both!

BFalcone said...

Great cards and love the tags. Great use of the kit.

Mary Holshouser said...

Hadn't thought about using some of the printed
acetate that I have stored away for the front
of the shaker. Great idea. thanks.

Unknown said...

love the tags - shaker idea is so cute

Jeanne said...

Love all of your projects!!!

Bunny said...

Love the shaker tag. All that red white and blue. The plane is AWESOME!

Unknown said...

Very nice projects ! I particularly love your cover notebook ! And congratulations for the airplane ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Izzy Scrap

liz said...

I am intrigued withthe leather sheets. they sound interesting

Unknown said...

Love all that shakes! Great projects!

Unknown said...

Wow! You really got creative! Thank you for the inspiration!

Lynne B said...

Great set of projects. Nice plane!

Sabrina said...

Lov your tags and shaker tags and i really love your journals!!

Linda M said...

Awesome projects! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Judy said...

Fun projects. Thanks for sharing your ideas for using the kit with us.

Susie Sonnier said...

Hero Arts has done it again, great kit!

Unknown said...

Great projects!

NatQuebec said...

Such great ideas and beautiful tag !

Dayna said...

Wonderful journal! Love this kit!

lizb2003 said...

I love your shaker tags!

Bunny Dobbie said...

Love flying too! It's exciting and adventurous. Love your use of the kit to make such great projects. I think my favourite is your journal. The dies in the kit are fabulous.

Unknown said...

Love the shaker tag

Libby Hickson said...

LOVE everything you made!!! Sewing the plastic tag shut to make a cute little shaker - genius!!

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

My favorite notebook cover of the blog hop.

Unknown said...

Wow, what a nice plane!!! I love all of your projects. The shaker is a fav.

Janelle said...

Cool projects! I especially like the manly grey airplane card and the pink card with tan shaker tag.

BeckyR71 said...

Amy, very cool projects with this kit. Love the plane your "honey" built too! Thanks for sharing!

Lindarub said...

Love all your projects.

Katy said...

Love everything!

Unknown said...

Oh WOW! Just love all your fun projects here Amy!!

Diane Quinlan said...

I love the airplane die!! And the cards with the tag are wonderful!

judy said...

Such fun projects, Amy--I love them all!

mandalj said...

Love the travel theme of this kit and you've shown it off beautifully! Your plane is fabulous too!

Barbara said...

Awesome projects...every one! great kit, too!

Denise said...

Wow, I love all of your projects but my favourite is the cupcake shaker.

Unknown said...

The luggage tag is brilliant!

Unknown said...

Love the luggage tag!!!!

Unknown said...

Love your projects - really nice! Awesome plane too! :)

Daylene said...

All really nice projects!

Unknown said...

Love your luggage tag also love your other projects 😊

DruW said...

Awesome cards!

Phyllis Nufer said...

I like your take with each of these projects. Great job.

FeM said...

Awesome projects.

Sandra KM said...

Fantastic projects! Love the versatility of this kit.

Dollie said...

Love the journal! Your projects are adorable!

Rubeena I. said...

These are great projects!

Diane said...

Your projects are beautiful. Love the tag die in this kit. Thanks for sharing.

Lauri Bacalzo said...

AWSOME projects!
Everyone on the hop has so many great ideas!
Thank you for sharing :)

Unknown said...

Fabulous projects! Truly inspiring talent!!! :)

Rose said...

Love what you've created with this kit.

Kentucky Daisy said...

Your designs are terrific! This is such a fun kit! Thanks, Hero Arts!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS kit and projects Amy!!!
LOVE your CUTE shaker and SWEET tag AND think that your flight journal is EXCITING - WOW - you are going to FILL it with ADVENTURES!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and the sneak peek into your high flying world :)

Suzan Dorchik said...

love the travel theme. great projects.

Sandy said...

Love the journal - so cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue D said...

Very cool and perfect for your airplane trips.

NanW said...

Great projects - thanks for sharing.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Thanks so much for sharing all your projects....hugs

Chark said...

so fun, getting lots of ideas from the hop!

Sylvia said...

All your projects are just wonderful, Amy...and I love the sky in your airplane photo. I have been on too many planes to really enjoy flying anymore, but I am glad you do and that you can! Happy Tuesday!

Ericka Strange said...

Great projects love the notebook and the cards and tags are great.

SHartl said...

Oh, your travel projects are all so fun and useful too! Love the journal and luggage tags....and that cupcake shaker tag is so creative!

Unknown said...

Really great projects you made with that awesome kit!

Keren Baker said...

Adore your projects- particularly your flight journal. You're so cool flying; do you pilot the plane?! x

jessica said...

Amazing projects Amy!!!!!!
Loving that luggage tag!

Beth said...

Love the flight journal!

Melanie Fisher said...

shut upppppppppp, this was totally PERFECT for you wasn't it?? Darin built his own PLANE?? wow! and another favorite: "Destination: Paradise" ... that's my destination too lol! Thank you for all these ideas, and for sharing! <3

Debbie A. said...

Amy, your tags and journal are adorable! I just love shaker cards and the more I see of this kit, the more I would love to win one. Thank you so much for sharing your talents and ideas with us AND for being a part of this fun hop and giveaway.

cm said...

Echoing the others before me: in awe of your showcases! The photo of Darin's plane: outstanding! I can see why you love to fly: an impressive machine and one fabulous, handsome pilot *grin*!
Hugs~c

Oliev said...

Awesome projects!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! How fabulous is this post! I loved the matching tags to your plane [awesome BTW] - fun post today :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Your tags and journal are too cute. I love the photo of Darin's plane, enjoy flying.

Unknown said...

Great job Amy! Very creative. Tfs, the fun hop and the chance to win the giveaway.

janecrisci said...

Your tag cards are so cute!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

cute tags and ideas. Thanks for s haring.

Jess said...

Your projects are amazing

Elaine said...

Fun tags and ideas!

Sissyc said...

I love love love the shakers!

Rosemary said...

really fun projects!

Barbara said...

Great projects! Gotta love those shakers.

Unknown said...

WOW ! you can make so many projects by using the June kit ! Thank you for the inspiration ! Love the tag die and your shakers !

Carey Nusbaum said...

I like your travel journal and tag! What an awesome travel kit! This will be perfect for my current projects! I am making two albums for my niece that will be travelling to Germany, France, Switzerland, and Northern Italy! One album is for pictures and memorabilia. The other album is for journaling! Thanks for the opportunity to win this kit!

Linda said...

Oh my goodness these are awesome projects. Great picture of the airplane and I liked that the colors match the plane. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Kathy H said...

The gray card is my favorite! It looks fantastic!

Ann K said...

So many cute projects - don't ya just love the travel theme? So much inspiration on one blog - and there are so many more!!!

Laurie said...

I love all your projects. I am so intrigued by the travel journal idea. I don't know if I could keep it up, but i like the idea. Great job!

Janet D. said...

Great projects!! Love all your details!

Ruby said...

Lovely projects with the kit. Thanks for sharing with us.

lost art cards and designs said...

Love all the special elements of this kit. Your projects show them off nicely.

chignon said...

Beautiful plane and I like how your projects match it! hehee. Using the packaging was truly genius and eco friendly!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I love how you think!! Using the fabulous strip off the packaging really added to both of those projects! Love the birthday shaker to show how versatile the kit really is,too! And I am very envious of your Gorgeous airplane! Matches your journal too!!

karrot22 said...

Great set, I really love the tag die.....

Nanasniftynitch said...

You really got into this kit. Great inspiration!
TFS!xx
XO Nana

Suzanne B. Webb said...

What fun projects, I love all of them!

Abby said...

Great ideas.

Ilina Crouse said...

Absolutely love your take with this kit!

theCook said...

Love the repeated airplane die cut on the journal!

Andrea Shell said...

Great projects! The shaker luggage tag is my favorite.

Marcie Lovett said...

Love this kit and the leather paper! Your projects are great.

Judie said...

Gorgeous creations! I'm in love with the luggage tag shaker!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Some lovely ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Great projects. This kit is now on my wish list.

Carla said...

All your projects were inspiring. I've flown a "home made" plane before (3 seater... I felt nauseous afterwards, I was the one flying it. SMH.) I always say anyone can fly the plane it's taking off and landing that requires the most skill. ;).
Back to your creations, my favorite was the tag. And way to go on the "no waste" policy by utilizing the packaging. I do love the "Air Mail" look on the flight journal.
TFS!
Would be awesome to win the kit!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your fun travel themed projects! That cute shaker tag is awesome!

MTPatB said...

Love the airplane journal and the real airplane! Very nice paint job indeed.

Jean Bullock said...

Your love of flying is certainly reflected in your projects today. Well done.

Unknown said...

Leslie R

Great ideas!!!

Unknown said...

Great ideas, love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Lilian said...

Very cool projects!!! The plane looks awesome!

Unknown said...

Lovely designs. I love how simple
they look.

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Amy ~ Your creations are fantastic and perfect for your family! This kit is incredibly versatile (I've seen so many different and wonderful creations on this hop) and has a little something for everyone. Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration. And from a native New Yorker please tell your son....Welcome to New York!! :-)

Unknown said...

Love the shaker tag!

Stinne said...

Wauu i love all your projekts with the kit.

Unknown said...

I like all you done with the kit. The airplane ideas are great :)

Unknown said...

What a versatile kit! I love your tags & cards! Clever!!

Kelly said...

"glamor" shot... I get it.. too funny. love your projects. that alpha set is so CLEAN and sharp. love those!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great ensemble! I love this month's kit and it's perfect for you guys and your flying ways!

Kailash said...

Wonderful projects, love them!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Fantastic projects Amy and a great looking plane!

maria f. said...

I am totally crushing on that tag die. What a great and versatile design. Love your R/W/B tag. And that plane - whoa. Fancy schmancy ;)

karenelr said...

Amy--I love your book and tag! Darling!

Unknown said...

I love making cards but i appreciate your other projects too. Way to stretch a stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

berucrafts said...

oh... look at all the lovely inspirations... I am not sure, if I understand it rigth, Do you have your own plane? This looks beautiful too... THANKS for your inspiration. HUgs Ute

Carolee McCaslin said...

I love everything you made and this card kit!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow the projects are amazing and that plane is gorgeous. I can see why you like flying.

dolphin08 said...

Love all the ideas for making various kinds of tags! (Jessica Liu)

Amy C. said...

Fun ideas! Love this new kit!

Unknown said...

I love how you show how versatile this kit is, so many possabilities, love it!!

Sherry Butcher said...

So many fun and cute ways to use this kit. Love the shaker card. Thanks for sharing

JoAnneRIL said...

What a fun bunch of projects. I love the journal especially.

aggie said...

Fun ways to use this kit! Thanks for sharing!

Lindsay S said...

Love the airmail look! Thanks for sharing!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! I love this new kit and your amazing creations!!!

shirl said...

Love the colors, what an inspiration.

Mari said...

I love the grey card, simple, understated and stunning. Thanks for sharing!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wow, beautiful plane. Love how you did the flight plan book - clever. This kit really suits you!

Kris in Alaska said...

I love all these projects!

Sue D said...

Love all your projects above; the shaker tags are OUTSTANDING!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects. I love the shaker tags. But the plane is stealing the show.... beautiful

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Wonderful journal cover. Perfect for trips.

Unknown said...

Yours is the 3rd shaker card I've seen and I am loving all the shakers! I have to learn how to make one so I can give someone a great card like that. I love all the cards that you made. Nice job!

Unknown said...

Forgot to mention I love the plane! My dad was a bombarder in the second world war so he knew how to fly a plane. He's 92 and on a walker but if he was able, he would have loved to go up in your plane. Thanks for showing us your plane!

~amy~ said...

Loved your ideas, really cute!

Dianne Kozil
dckozil@att.net

NicoleN said...

I really enjoyed viewing your projects, the card, journal & luggage tag. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn E said...

Love that luggage tag, I'm sure TSA will love it too :D

Diana @ Playing Without Limits said...

I can hardly wait to use the paper leather that came in it.

Mariana said...

WOW that plane!! The tags are awesome

Margaret said...

Love the idea of making luggage tags with the tags! Unfortunately, the kit is sold out and I'm bummed - but maybe I'll win it!

Jean said...

Such wonderful inspiration!!

Karen L K said...

Such nice projects! Love that luggage tag! The flying journal is a great idea and I like the planes you cut out and backed with some color. Thanks for sharing a photo of your plane. It looks pretty darn nice.