Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hero Arts September My Monthly Hero




The September My Monthly Hero kit features a gorgeous Fall theme!  We're celebrating with a blog hop!  You should have arrived here from my May Park's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Hero Arts blog!

The Main Kit:



The kit contains:
A set of three Fancy Dies designed for building your own wreath
A 4x6 clear stamp set
Ten coordinating Frame Cuts dies
Three ink cubes in Mustard, Rust and Deep Burgundy
Six half sheets of cardstock in Kraft, Sunset Orange and Metallic Copper
Custom Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots in red
Brown gems
Brown and Natural Jute twines

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

Option add-on products include:







Let's get started, I have 3 cards to share with you today.  I decided to focus on the three themes:

Fall
Halloween
Christmas

First up is my Fall themed card.  I used the products from the main kit:


I decided to try a different color combo than I would ordinarily gravitate to.  I picked:


The leaves and the sentiment are from the stamp set from the main kit.  I combined the Soft Purple and Butter Bar shadow inks on the leaves.  The 'many' has been stamped in Butter Bar and the 'thanks' has been stamped with the Ombre Autumn ink pad.  Do you notice the Floral Mixed Layering Paper strip on the left side of the card?  I used a clear block and scribbled some ink from a Zig Clean Color marker that coordinated with Butter Bar and painted my stripes on the Ranger Watercolor panel.  The circle tag and twine are from my stash. 

What do you think of the colors?  

Next up is my Halloween card using the Halloween Trimmings Stamp & Cut set:


Lovin' the big ole Happy Halloween sentiment, how about you?  It's been heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I'm a big fan of making my own pattern paper by using various strips of colored cardstock.  This one uses the Sunshine Mixed Layering Papers...just say Yes to Candy Corn!

My final card uses the option add-on Merry Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut set:


I decided to do a monochromatic card with a pop of red!  The circle die (from my stash) has been stamped with branches + berries from the Merry Christmas Trimmings stamp set.  The berries have been heat embossed in white.  The branches have been stamped with Wet Cement Shadow ink.  All the paper is from the Midnight Mixed Layering Paper.  The Merry Christmas has been cut from the Blush Mixed Layering Paper.  

Do you see the base layer?  It's been stamped with the Holiday Floral Bold Prints that was recently released in the 2016 Winter Catalog.  Isn't it a beauty?  Love all the details.  It has also been stamped with Wet Cement Shadow ink.  

In case you missed my earlier Countdown to Creativity post, here's a card that uses the beautiful wreath dies:



We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop!  

Next up in the hop is one of our Hero Arts special guests, Laura Bassen!

If you get lost along the way, the complete hop listing can be found on the Hero Arts blog!

Many Thanks supplies:





Happy Halloween Supplies:




Merry Christmas supplies:




Grateful supplies:


168 comments:

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful trio of cards! what a fun kit!

Kathy Thisted said...

Fun, Fun, Fun! such a cool variety of cards!

Happy Dance said...

Loving these cards, Miss Amy. The colors alone, are drool worthy, lol! The stamps and dies are wonderful, and in your very capable hands, they shine. Think that I'm especially fond of your first card; those stripes are lovely. Love these! Bev

Unknown said...

Loved all your cards. Simple but beautiful!

Unknown said...

I think my favorite is the tone on tone Christmas card. Wonderful ideas, thank you!

craftygal1 said...

Very lovely cards! Love this kit.

Momcat said...

The cards are wonderful and so much fun!

barbara macaskill said...

Triple home run with these gorgeous cards! I love how simple they are yet quite stunning!! Any of these would be great to mass produce and that is a good thing!!! Your wreath card is also quite lovely!! TFS!

905lovestostamp said...

I especially love the watercolor card posted last, neat effect. Love the wreath die and the grateful die, would use these a lot. Love the nature and gratitude themes of this kit.

Marcia McCullough said...

Love your color combinations! These cards are fabulous!

Cindy C. said...

Delightful projects! Thanks for the inspirations!

littlen said...

Such a versatile kit. Looks like it can be used year round.

Janet D. said...

I love all the looks you can create with this kit!

Unknown said...

Your cards really show the versatility of this set!! I love the add-on kits, too!

Nan G said...

Love all of your CAS designed cards.

3kidmama said...

Lovely cards! I especially like the Christmas one - that background stamp with those fine line details is the perfect textured backdrop for the round focal point piece. So pretty!

Barbara said...

All of your cards are remarkable and I want to buy this set.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards :-)

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, great cards. I love that you made that beautiful background paper with strips of cardstock. It is so pretty and I like the font of Happy Halloween.

Karen B. said...

That Halloween card though. LOVE! What a great showcase of cards today.

paperpicnic said...

Your three cards are Awesome, Amy! Love them all so much - very cool designs!

Anonymous said...

Love all of your cards! Simple, with bright pops of color. Many of my cards are the same way.

Amy McCue said...

I love that background! I just ordered it. Your Christmas card is beautiful!

pcm said...

you've been busy! i love the bottom one most of all. that ombre sentiment is great!

Elaine said...

Lovely cards!

Susie Sonnier said...

What a great kit and I love the add ons!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

FAbulous collection of cards from this wonderful kit!

Unknown said...

OMG your cards are amazing. Thank you for sharing your creativity!!

Unknown said...

Absolutely LOVE the background you created for your Christmas card! Just beautiful!

BeverlyBL said...

Super cards. Love the optional add ons and the kit looks awesome. Love the colors on your Halloween card.

sue lorio said...

i really, really want these dies!! the possibilities are endless!! great card!

Unknown said...

Your 'Grateful' card is gorgeous. And I love the stripes on the Halloween card. Thanks for all the great ideas!

Sarah M said...

These are really pretty cards. It's great to see how many ways we can use this kit. Thank you!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, all of these cards are gorgeous, Amy! You really rocked this kit! My favorite is the Christmas card!

Janet said...

Great cards from a super kit!
God bless!

Deborah Kaye said...

Pretty cards! Awesome kit! I love your card you shared in the kick off for the kit. :)

Anonymous said...

You have given me some wonderful designs using more non-traditional colors! Really love your cards! Thanks for featuring the September kit and supplies.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all your MMH cards, Amy, but my fave remains the sneak peek card - adore that background!!

Barb said...

You really showed the versatility of the kit, Amy!

choman9912@aol.com said...

Cute cards. I really love the add-on wreath. It is so versatile! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lindar C said...

I really like your backgrounds, I have yet to try it.

maria f. said...

One can NEVER have too many wreaths! I love all those wispy twiggy lovelies. And your dreamy BG on the last card.

Kim said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

So very pretty! Love how versatile this kit is! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa Doyle said...

Great cards Amy. This kit has so many possibilities, I love it!

Geri S said...

I love how you went "out of the box" on these cards! Especially liked the Fall one which could be an ornament, too!

Diane said...

All your cards are gorgeous. What an amazing kit. Thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh great selection of pretty cards. Love the CAS designs and the colors:)

Thalia said...

Very pretty cards, all of them! So nice to see so many different ways to use the kit supplies!

Sue D said...

I like your sweet and simple card designs.

Barbara said...

All of your cards are beautiful and give put me in the fall holiday mood. Thanks for the inspiration.

Deborah said...

I love all three of your cards you definitely showcased the versatility of this kit taking us through the upcoming Seasons and I'm sure beyond tfs.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Your card is beautiful! I love this kit! The last one I especially like!

Helen Gullett said...

Amy, absolutely love your cards today! The background stamp is beautiful on grey. They are fabulous CAS!

Unknown said...

I love your nod to candy corn. Great cards.

bbaxterj@frontiernet.net said...

Great set of stamps and dies. Your cards showed how versatile they are and how they can be used year round.

Marty said...

Such lovely cards you have created from this very useful kit.

Unknown said...

These wreaths are so beautiful, thank you for sharing so many ideas!

Clare said...

Love your stripey cards, Amy! Those sequins are a great touch on the side, and the sentiment looks so cool stamped in ombre!

Unknown said...

So excited for this kit! I really enjoyed your color combos.

Leslie said...

These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

The color combinations of your cards are awesome!

Julia said...

Nice selection of simple cards!

Chark said...

amazing group of cards!

Betty said...

wonderful inspiration from this great kit, Amy - can't wait to get my kit!!

Russell Productions said...

Great kit, great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Lee said...

Love your cards. Re colors on first card: gorgeous BUT not so crazy about the red with the soft lavender and yellow palette. ; )

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful cards you made from this kit. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Leanne in Cali said...

Great ideas and so versatile! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

joy said...

Love your cards, especially the Fall one! Great color combo!!

Unknown said...

You do such lovely cards. Thank you

bzyPTmom said...

Lovely cards--love the purple on your Fall themed card. Great kit!

María Alba Negrón said...

Gorgeous cards,thanks for the chance to win!

McStamper said...

Wonderful cards.

judy said...

Your lovely cards really showcase the versatility of this kit!

littlesavedgirl said...

Nicely done Amy , love the pastel colors too !

JanetB said...

Oh my gosh, your cards are so sweet!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards and I like your simple Halloween card. Thank you sharing your ideas and being a part of this kit giveaway.

Barbara said...

Beautifully created cards. I especially love the countdown card for the beautiful colors and the watercolor background. This is a special kit from Hero Arts.

Kitty said...

I love how you change up the colors. Sometimes tradition needs a little jazzing up!! :)

Degoodsbystephanie said...

Beautiful! I especially love the reveal card! Blue is my favorite color and having in a fall card, my favorite season makes me happy!

Linda M said...

Great cards! Love this kit!

Nora Noll said...

Oh Amy!! I LOVE the pretty cards you created. I LOVE the Christmas one the best, though. The gray with the POP of red looks so beautiful!!

LDomroes said...

Beautiful cards!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful and so is this new card kit!!

Pennie said...

So simple and clean. I love your card style.

Karen said...

This is a must have kit!! So many ideas for all seasons!!!Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Loly Borda said...

Beautiful cards Amy! My favorite is the fall card, love those colors. TFS

liz said...

Purple and yellow make beautiful leaves!

Kim Faucher said...

Wow, you have some great cards! I love the colors on all of them

Kim Faucher said...

Love all these colors on your cards.., you've Bebe busy they are all very nice!

Sandy Small said...

Your cards are very creative! The kit looks fabulous!

Gwen said...

Beautiful cards, love the Christmas one the most!

Debbie said...

A beautiful trio of cards! what a fun kit
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Helen F. said...

Fabulous cards, Amy! This kit is beautiful and so very versatile~love it!

lindagk23 said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! Love all the backgrounds! Awesome new kit!

Kari V. said...

all great cards....but I absolutely ADORE the yellow striped card. It is so dainty and beautiful. You are very talented.

cindybearj said...

I love all these beautiful cards! Very creative!

Mamarazzi Scraps said...

That Christmas card is breathtaking! Lovely!

Sabrina said...

Absolutely lovely!!

Libby Hickson said...

Love your cards, Amy! That "candy corn" background paper you put together is awesome. :-D

Judy B said...

Love the fall card.

Michele K. Henderson said...

All of your cards are gorgeous! I love how you've made them all so unique and fitting for all the holidays! Gorgeous!
Michele
crimsonowl@charter.net

Rosemary said...

lovely set of cards!

happyscrap said...

Sweet, fun, pretty cards - wow! You did well with the Hero Arts products!

Becca Yahrling said...

Cute cards, Amy. I love the color combo on your first card. And I'll 2nd that "yes" to candy corn. lol Love the berries in white on your pretty Christmas card, too.

Cindy G. said...

Love the Christmas card! All are very creative.

Melissa H. said...

beautiful color combos!

Aileene said...

Love your fall wreath card design. The background is just wonderful. All of your cards are lovely.

Sue McRae said...

What a great assortment of projects! Love the grey and red color combo for the Christmas card!

Jo Ann U. said...

All the cards are really terrific - My favorite is the grey card with the pop of red. Very elegant. Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing kit!

Daria Z. said...

Love all of these fabulous cards! Love the simplicity of the Halloween card.

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous cards!!

cghundley said...

Very pretty bunch
of cards. Love the
use of the oval.
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome colors on these pretty cards! Love this kit!

Mary Coe said...

Lovely cards

Cynthia Cole said...

Love all three of your cards!

Unknown said...

Love all the cards. You show how versatile the kit is.

Unknown said...

Very beautiful cards Amy ! I love the originality of the color choice in the fall card but I love above all the Christmas card with this gray tone on tone and the contrast with the red. Gorgeous ! Thanks for sharing. Izzy Scrap

Kristine said...

Beautiful cards! And different from the previous ones on the blog hop. It's great together so many ideas on how to use it!

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards Amy.

Cris G. said...

All amazing cards, Amy! The monochromatic with a pop of red is perfection for Christmas!
And the HA kit is sold out, no wonder...

Judie said...

The christmas card is stunning! Beautiful creations!

Margaret said...

Your cards are simply elegant - didn't think you could do Halloween in an elegant way! Love the simplicity!

Unknown said...

I love the autumn feel of this kit and how the wreath can be changed up to look Christmasy. So versatile!

I tried to order this several times yesterday and today. But each time I was interrupted and didn’t complete my order. And now…it’s sold out :(

Rachelb said...

What a gorgeous card. Love it! Going to try to mimic this.

JoAnneRIL said...

Lovely cards. I especially like the softness you invoked using this kit.

MelissaF said...

Beautiful CAS cards!

Jean Bullock said...

You sure had fun with this great kit. My favorite is the "grateful" card. Love the colors.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow....so much wonderful goodness coming from you today. Love all your amazing cards.

Celeste Goff said...

Such gorgeous cards Amy!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I love the ombre inking on the sentiment in the first one and how CAS the cards are, great embellishing, just the right touches!

Pat said...

I really like all these cards, but that last one is a stunner.

Janet said...

Beautiful 3 cards like what you did with the add on parts! The kit looKS to be fun! Thank you!

Jenniferk said...

All 3 of your cards are fantastic! Your Christmas card is stunning, love that it is monochromatic with that pop of red, and the background stamp you used is beautiful.

Cynthia Clark said...

Fabulous CAS cards. I struggle with those.

Angela Walters said...

I really like your Clean and Simple designs. It's always great to have cards like these in your arsenal for when you need a card quickly!

Oliev said...

Awesome cards!

Arianna Barbara said...

I love all your cards!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Terri M said...

Thanks for all the inspiration!

FeM said...

Your cards are great. I like the simplicity.

Debbie A. said...

ALL your cards are great, Amy! Simple but beautiful. This really is a great set! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

Unknown said...

Such pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.

Leslee said...

So many beautiful cards!!!

starqueen said...

Oh my, Amy! So much fun and versatility packed into this month's HA kit and add-ons. Love how you created for the whole season with your trio of cards! TY!👏🏻

Karen L K said...

Nice cards! That is an interesting fall card with the softer colors. What a fun candy corn card too. I like that monochromatic Christmas card and especially like the background.

Unknown said...

It was great to scroll through your cards-each one fabulous in it's own way

Unknown said...

Nice variety of cards! I love the Christmas card and the wreath...really nice!

StampinLouie said...

All the cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing several.

Deedee Maldy said...

I enjoy your color choices, especially the purple tone on the fall card. It's soft, but still brings life to the card. I really love the Hero Arts September kit. Too bad I missed out!

FoggyButtner said...

Sweet, simple cards. Love your designs. Seeing all the different cards on the hop - I'm bummed that I missed the kit. :(

Kris in Alaska said...

Awesome ways to use that kit!

Anonymous said...

Great diversity in your cards Amy!

Unknown said...

Thanks for some sweet inspiration.

Flo said...

Love the simplicity of your cards. The kit was very versatile too.

D.Phillips said...

Your "grateful" card is just beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You’ve done it proud with this lovely kit!

Tigrrr said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas, Amy. The cards are beautiful.
- Sharlini Nambiar

Unknown said...

What great cards Thank you for sharing!!

Laura said...

Such elegant cards

Rhonda Frerichs said...

A lovely trio of cards, I enjoyed learning the techniques! I need to give these a try! Thanks for sharing!

cassie said...

I'm loving all the different looks coming from the same kit- so versitile!

Marianne said...

Such fabulous cards!

Mrs Nellie said...

I really like all the ways you used the set. I especially like the using the red against the grey card stock on the Christmas card.

Melissa Craig said...

I love the simple elegance to your cards.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Wow! just fantastic.

~amy~ said...

Amy loving your color condo and your cards! Fabulous!
Thank you,
Dianne K.

Dianne Kozil

Erin (CelticCrafter) said...

Lovely cards, Amy! I really like the colors of the fall card (I wouldn't normally use them together either, but it totally works) and the others are just as fabulous! ☺️