Monday, March 6, 2017

Hero Arts March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!



Today is the day!  The Hero Arts March My Monthly Hero is now AVAILABLE!!  

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


 Kit contents
  •  4"x6" clear stamp sets
  • 21 coordinating frame cut metal dies
  • 2 paper layering dies
  • 2 5.5"x8.5" sheets of Chocolate & Herbeus cardstock (brown & green textured card cardstock)
  • 1 6"x6" sheet of marble paper (color may vary)
  • 1 5.5"x8.5" sheet of burlap
  • 1 Intense Black ink cube (ideal for use with alcohol markers) 


The kit value is $75, an amazing deal at $34.99. 

The Optional add-on products include:

CM153 Welcome Home





CM155 Fresh Herbs


CM156 Produce and Seeds


CM157 Egg-cellent


CM158 You're a Fungi


DI371 paper Layering Rabbit with Frame


F6227 Basket of Apples


I know, right?!  TONS of goodness but 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, March 10th.  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. Giveaway closes Sunday, March 12th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the  following week.

I LOVE this month's products, how about you?!  I made 2 cards especially for today's hop!

My first one features the optional add-on set, Welcome Home and their coordinating Frame Cuts.  I couldn't resist designing a sweet cozy scenery:


All the pieces have been stamped with Chalkboard Shadow Ink and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  Do you see the "hardwood floors"?  I used the Designer Woodgrain stamp inked up with Soft Brown Shadow Ink.  The "sending warm hugs" wall decor has been cut with the Circle Infinity Dies.  The sentiment has been stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in White.


I love puns, and couldn't wait to use the You're a Fungi set!  The Marble Paper (color may vary) in the Main Kit is absolutely DELISH.  I honestly wanted to hoard the sheet but decided to make it part of my overall card design.


Let's start with the Marble sheet, I lined my envelope with it.  My intention is to hand deliver this card so that the recipient can easily reuse the envelope.  I tied the envelope to the card by adding a strip of the same gorgeous paper to my card.  The watercoloring was done using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi set.  I stamped the morels and colored them with Zig Clean Color markers.  The sentiment has been inked with Versamark and heat embossed in White on black cardstock.  


Do you spy the flecks of gold?  I finished off my card with black twine.

In case you didn't see my earlier Hero Arts Countdown to Creativity post, I wanted to share it here.  It focuses on supplies from the Main Kit only:


Those bunnies are the cutest, aren't they?  I clear embossed a bunch of images on the Foliage panel.  The curved panel was achieved by using the Nesting Oval Infinity Dies.   By not feeding my entire panel through my die cutting machine, I was able to just cut a curved border.

Whew!  That's it for me!  Isn't the March Kit and all of the optional add-ons awesome?!

Next up is the Fabulous Libby Hickson!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing:

The Hero Arts Blog 
Jennifer McGuire 
May Park 
Wanda Guess 
Clare Prezzia 
Debby Hughes 
Michelle Short 
Yana Smakula 
Kathy Racoosin 
Jessica Frost-Ballas 
Kelly Latevola 
Amy Tsuruta 💚
Libby Hickson 
Julie Ebersole

154 comments:

Eunyi Kirst said...

Love the cards and the kit!

Unknown said...

Super cute, Amy. I love how the critters are warming up by the fireplace =)

Elaine said...

So cute cards!

Fikreta said...

wonderful sets!
and very nice cards!

karrot22 said...

Hi Amy! The first thing I was admiring was the wood floor! How creative you are to do that. I will be trying that. Adorable cards and I can not wait to get my kit. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Rumpza said...

Pretty cards... love how you used the marblized paper for the edge on the second one.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling cards, Amy! Especially love your scene with the Welcome Home set - I couldn't resist ordering it after all the inspiration!!

Sheila B said...

❤forever friends!

Isabel Z said...

This kit is marvelous and one lucky winner is going to be so excited to win it.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such cute cards!

Bonnie J said...

The cutest kit ever! Love your bunny card.

DGolly said...

Cute cards. This kit and accessories has so many possibilities.

Dee said...

A trio of useful fun cards with fabulous interactive stamp sets!

Kim said...

They're such cute cards! :)

Custom Crafty Lady said...

I like the sending warm hugs card. Nice simple scene.
thanks, Erica K.

Unknown said...

Love the fungi card!

Purple Princess said...

great cards!

Geri S said...

Truly awesome kit and such fun cards! Anxiously waiting foro mine!

Di Di W said...

What cute ideas! I really like the "morel support". Fantastic new kit!

Patt H. said...

This kit has soooo many wonderful goodies! I love your creations, especially the "Morel Support" card & envelope. The teal paper is awesome!!

Barbara said...

These are all so cute, but I'm still grinning about the morel support!

Cynthia said...

Live thee cards. So clever putting all the details together. I love the tie in of the card and envelope. Great ideas

craftygal1 said...

Love the cards especially the Morel Support one!

Mummywright said...

Oh so sweet, I am really loving these sets, so many wonderful ideas xx

Helen F. said...

Great cards, Amy. Love the HA kit and stamp sets~such cute little critters :-)

Tamra B said...

This kit is really amazing along with the add-ons!

Constance.hildebrand56@gmail.com said...

Darling cards and I'll try to copy them! Thanks.

liz said...

Really love those mushrooms!

Avra Williams said...

Great cards!

Jo Ann Danchik said...

This kit and the add ons are amazing. I love your cards as well!

Jeanne Beam said...

Sweet cards.

NatQuebec said...

Very nice cards :-)

mandalj said...

Love your cosy fireplace scene and the mushrooms are gorgeous!

bev p said...

I love the floor! Noticed that right off. That marble paper is definitely worthy of hoarding. It is just yummy. Thanks so much for all the input! (I feel like that little robot from "Short Circuit" by the end of a blog hop! Now I am going to have to go watch it!)

Teresa Doyle said...

Seriously adorable cards Amy, the puns are great! Love the scene you did on your first card, so cute!

Cynthia Cole said...

Terrific cards!

Brandi R said...

Oh Amy! These are fantastic! ♥

Tam said...

I really like your cards. Morel support. So clever. I like the addons so much better than the kit this time. Good job. TFS

Lindar C said...

I just love that tiny tea sipping bunny!!

Maureen said...

I love Morel Support!

Teri said...

LOL Morel Support - that made me buy the add on....thank you

Michelle Brown said...

Yes, I love the Morel Support too! That little bunny drinking tea is pretty cute too :) Thanks for sharing.

cghundley said...

Cute stamps and
dies and love
the way you tied
in your card and
the envelope!
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

Cute fireplace scene. I like how you used the marble sheet and I like the bunny card.

zehra said...

Lovely and cute cards

Betty said...

such cute little scenes - wonderful kit!!

Deborah Kaye said...

Your cards are cute! I so like that little squirrel reading the paper! Your "Morel Support" card is simply the best!

nancy dempsey said...

LOVE your cards! I especially like how you used the same paper on the card and envelope on the Moral Support card. Clever!

Unknown said...

I love the mushrooms with the marbled paper.

Leanne in Cali said...

Great cards! I love that warm homey scene!! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Good ideas, thanks

Marty said...

Great card! These critters are the best. I really like the wood floor.

TLady said...

WOW!!! ALL of your cards are outstanding!!! I am LOOOVING the kit this month AND the add-on's!!! WOW!!!!!! Crossing my fingers here! SO MANY FABULOUS GOODIES this month!!! ;)

tmrew said...

So many possibilities

Miriam Prantner said...

That fireplace scene is adorable, and that marbled paper....SWOON!

Janet D. said...

Love your cards, this is a great kit!

StampinLouie said...

CUte, cute cards. Love the MOREL SUPPORT!

Kira N. said...

Another amazing set of cards!

Debra said...

I don't usually buy kits...but I'll have to make an exception with this adorable kit. Thank you for the inspirations.

Jennifer said...

The card with the two bunnies is adorable!

Katrina said...

All three cards are adorable :)

Carolee McCaslin said...

Cute cards and amazing new card kit!!

CatherineD said...

Such cute cards - love the green chair.

Mrsfish02 said...

Love your mushroom on that beautiful marble paper. This kit is packed with goodness.

Kathy Thisted said...

love the diversity in your cards really show the range of options with this set

Sara B said...

Love your cards! The squirrel on the mantle in card #1 is my second favorite. My favorite idea on your post has to be the envelope liner--it's so classy!

Deb Selby said...

Your cards are wonderful as is the kit.

Esperança Costa said...

Your cards are really inspiring. I loved the fungi.

Billie A said...

Wonderful cards. I love the cute bunnies and the mushrooms I really like. great set.. wish it could be on my wish list. Sure nice to see the creations though.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such lovely work Amy, I am thinking this is a must have kit!

Barbara said...

Very cute, my favorite is the mushroom set. Thanks

karenmariehansen said...

beautiful cards! I especially like the mushroom card.

Sabrina said...

Very cute cards!!!

Unknown said...

loved your cards

n56leiker said...

I love how you used the new Hero Arts Kit and add ons! Thanks for the inspiration!

Arianna Barbara said...

Amy, love your cards!!! They're so cute!!!

gabriella said...

I really like your mushroom card, my first smile of the day, thanks

cassie said...

These are so cute! Love the bunny card

Debbie A. said...

Such cute cards, Amy! The images in this release are adorable. Thanks for sharing with us and for being part of this great hop and giveaway.

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

Sherry Butcher said...

Thanks for sharing this " Egg-Cellent" card and kit.

LaNell said...

Darling projects. Thank you!

Evelyn said...

Very sweet cards.

Pennie said...

So many cute ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle H said...

Very cute cards.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh such awesome cards Amy. I just love the mushrooms with your watercolor background.

Annie Solomon said...

Ridiculously adorable!!! Love the little scene at the top and the "morel" support and, well, all of it.

Becca Yahrling said...

Your cards are really cute, Amy. I love the scene you created - so sweet with all the critters.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Your cards are so wonderful! My favorite are the little bunnies--so awesome and adorable!

Thalia said...

Really cute cards!

jan metcalf said...

Love that first card, the images look great with a kraft backdrop!

Nox said...

Hehe - the Morel Support one made me chuckle - cute. I adore the little tea drinking bunny in your first card too - wonderful scene!

Leni said...

The morel support is so fun! And love the last card: supercute!

Unknown said...

I am really loving everyone's cards, I like your mushroom card in particular.

Lagene said...

WOW! I love your cards, especially the Morel Support card!

Jill Norwood said...

Fantastic showcase of this marvelous kit and add one!

Abby said...

Great cards!

SusanME said...

Love the morel support card! That's exactly what I had in my head when I first saw this set!

Donna said...

Too cute! Love the fungi set.

Vada said...

Oh My Stars, Love them...
Hugs Vada

Rachel W said...

I've never used marble paper. You tied it in nicely to your card.

Cris G. said...

Oh my, love HA kits so much... if I lived in the USA I wouldn't miss a single one! Amazing cards and products, I don't even know where to start showing my love for this kit... maybe the vegetables and herbs, love those!!! Your cards are so inspired and inspiring... my favorite: the fungi card is AH-mazing!

Unknown said...

Very Cute!

Kerry said...

Lining the card envelope to match is awesome. I love that card and the colors!

Rosemary said...

super fun set of cards!

Kerry said...

Great idea to line envelope to match gorgeous card!

Mary-Anne V said...

AWesome cards...love the second one with the little bit of watercolouring and the thin border of patterned paper.

KrystaJQ said...

Adorable cards! I think this is the only blog so far that has used the marbled paper. Adorable!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for using that beautiful green marbled paper! I wondered if anyone was going to use it. Wonderful inspiration from all of your cards! Thank you!

Rachel Russell said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the mushroom stamp set. I love your card using just the top of the card space and a strip of that gorgeous marble paper. The watercolor behind the stamps is perfect! And the lined envelope is the icing on the cake!

MelissaF said...

Love the bunnies, the fireplace scene and the mushroom cards, so beautiful and amazing coloring!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Great projects. I love the first little scene, it makes me want a cup of tea!

Colleen said...

3 great cards my favorite is the mushroom, I don't know why but I love this set, they are so cute

Unknown said...

Noticed the wood floor right away - great cards!

Christina "Lix" Kowalewski said...

Ooo that mushroom card is perfect with the marbleized paper.

Unknown said...

Love all the cards!

Maggie said...

Adorable cards! The "morel" support card was my favorite.

Janis said...

Super-cute cards!!!
Such an adorable scene!! I LOVE the bright colors!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Jenniferk said...

Fantastic cards, I love the cozy scene you created for your 1st card and the woodgrain floor is amazing, what a brilliant way to use that stamp! I really like the mushroom card with the matching envelope, I think that marble paper is amazing and who doesn't love adorable bunnies.

Helen Kalb said...

Sweet, adorable cards Amy!

Nora Noll said...

These are so cute!!!

Sandy Small said...

What great cards! The scene card is adorable, and the fungi card with envelope liner is elegant! Lots of great things in the my monthly Hero kit!

Helen said...

Two delightful cards, Amy. I particularly like the two basic colors of the first card and how well these tie in with the marble paper. How clever of you to use the paper for both the card and the envelope. Thanks for sharing these.

jeannejj said...

Adorable cards. You used the kits well. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Great cards and how you did the mushroom card it's simply perfect!

Dar said...

Love the cards!

Unknown said...

very adorable! I especially love the mushroom card. New follower for sure!
My other email that I used commenting on this blog hop is dollface92y@outlook.com

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! I love the fireplace scene!

Unknown said...

very beautiful cards thank you for sharing

Ann K. said...

The Fungi card is adorable!

Vivian Foo said...

Adorable cards and superb kit too!

Vonmariedesign said...

Beautiful cards, I love the scenes you created.

Unknown said...

Cute cards

Mary Holshouser said...

Wonderful cards.
Love the scene in the first card.
those are always fun to make
and receive.
thanks for sharing.

Kjudy1 said...

These cards are so cute! What a great kit and optional add-ons!

Unknown said...

I love how you used the marbled paper to inspire your color choices for your other card elements. This kit looks like so much fun. TFS.

D.Ann C said...

I LOVE morels but was undecided, now that I see your morel support card, it's going on my list!! That adorable scene with the critters and the little bunny with his wee cuppa is over-the-top cuteness!

Katia said...

I adore the new stamps! your card is so pretty!

Oliev said...

Gorgeous cards!

nannersmom said...

The puns are great!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wonderful cards. Such a cute scene in the first one.

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing collection of cards...just love them all. Those stamps are fabulous.

Unknown said...

Wow, that envelope is the bees knees! I'm a paper hoarder and sometimes it's so hard to part with beautiful papers. But I can stamp and die cut all these cute images and share them!

Janet Trapp said...

Such an awesome cards, such lovely coloring! Thanks for the chance to win and all the inspiration! Loving' the kit and all the fabulous projects everyone is sharing!
~God bless~

Bunny Dobbie said...

What great cards! That Morel Support cracks me up! And what sweet critters to work with. Beautiful stamps and dies!

Flo said...

Your cards are great. I love the sentiment on the mushroom one. So cute.

Lindsey said...

lovely ideas!!

Unknown said...

All are very cute and fun! Thanks for all of the inspiration. I really like how that marble texture paper looks!

Marianne said...

Fun cards. I suppose we could all use a little 'morel' support. :-)

Sheri said...

These are darling! So many options for this kit and add ons.

Giovanna said...

Love that marbled paper!

FeM said...

Your cards as so cute.

Farhana S said...

So so awesome!! Love it!!

Kate B said...

Great cards! You're right, there's so much in this kit!!