Monday, April 3, 2017

Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!






Today is the day!  The Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero 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 which is the Hero Arts blog!



Kit contents
6"x8" clear stamp set
18 coordinating Frame Cuts dies
1 bottle Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops (Duck Egg Blue)
3 ink cubes (Lavender, Light Teal, Midnight)
2 half sheets Onyx shimmer cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
2 half sheets Pink shimmer cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
2 half sheets Tiffany Blue cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
18" long pearl string
Themed paper clips
The kit value is $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.  

Remember to buy yours today...when they're gone, they're gone!

The Optional add-on products include:




DC211 Dress Up Stamp & Cut 




DI378 Paper Layering Ballerina


 DI379 Paper Layering Eiffel Tower





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, April 7th.  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, April 9th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the  following week.

Oh my, these are right up my alley, especially with our upcoming trip to Paris this fall!  I couldn't wait to create a couple projects just for today's hop.  Here's my first card using most products from the Main Kit.


The sentiment is from the DC211 Dress Up Stamp & Cut, all the other images are from the Main kit!  Just say yes to capri jeans, flats and a striped tee!  That's my uniform!  Love that kraft wrapped floral bouquet!


Next up is a card that I've made for my boy:


I used the Earth Mix Layering Papers for this card.  The tone on tone Paper Layering Eiffel Tower is a great way to add a design element.   The base has been stamped with the the Antique Bee and Flowers in Soft Brown Shadow Ink.  I was told to have Coffee and Croissants everyday in Paris.

I'll be sure to tuck in a Starbucks Gift Card with this.


I used the Circle Infinity Dies to create the frame around the Coffee and Croissant.

That's it for me!  Next up is the FABulous Lydia Fiedler!

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

The Hero Arts Blog 
Jennifer McGuire 
Wanda Guess 
May Park 
Yana Smakula 
Jessica Frost-Ballas 
Amy Tsuruta 💚
Lydia Fiedler 
Ilina Crouse 
Heather Ruwe 
Libby Hickson 
Michelle Short

158 comments:

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Beautiful cas cards. Love the designs :)

Debbie Rumpza said...

Great cards!

Krock said...

Beautiful! Great kit!

Kjudy1 said...

Your cards are beautiful. What an awesome kit.

Eunyi Kirst said...

Love the cards.

Unknown said...

Love these cards! ❤

Beverly said...

Adorable cards! Love the casual look holding the flowers!

Teri Frank said...

wonderful use of the kit....loving the Eiffel tower

FD91354 said...

Loved the cards. Ty

karrot22 said...

love your cards! What I like best about this set is that I have not seen one like this before, and it is so great for all the special woman in our lives and unique. Instead of making flowery cards, we have this great new addition.

Marcia McCullough said...

Fantastic cards!

Tracy Chambers said...

Such beautiful cards and ideas. Thanks for sharing. I love this set and can't wait to use it.

Fikreta said...

beautiful cards!

Kailash said...

Lovely ideas. You used the kit beautifully!!!

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you used the new items!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your cards and this new kit!!!!

starqueen said...

Hey Amy,
Thanks for sharing two great card ideas...with this fabulous new HA kit! Gotta have it!👏🏻😉

Patty said...

Two great cards!! I really love that stamp set in the main kit!!

Migdalia said...

Your cards are super pretty!!

Unknown said...

I really like both cards. But, I love the second card. It was a fantastic idea layering the same cardstock for the tower!

Deedee Maldy said...

I love both of your cards, but that Eiffel Tower is indispensable! Thanks for sharing!

Becca Yahrling said...

Awesome cards, Amy. Love the CAS design of the first. And love how you stamped the BG on the 2nd. Love that Eiffel Tower die and this whole kit!!

Unknown said...

I love the style this new kit is done. Very classy and simple cards that are beautiful.

littlen said...

Very nice cards. Well done. TFS

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Love your cards! Nice, clean designs. Thank you for the chance to win!

liz said...

LOve the die cut in monochrome. nice!

Debbie B said...

Great cards! Love the background of the 2nd one. Great new release! So unique! This one is going to sell out fast! Thanks for sharing!

cghundley said...

Love the simple look
of the first card and
the tower looks great
on the second card.
Carla from Utah

Betty said...

such a classic kit and you've used it wonderfully!!

Unknown said...

I love that you made two cards! And they're both fantastic!

Sandra said...

The girls in this set are so classy.

Sara B said...

You really captured the French angle of this stamp set. The roses in her had are a great touch!

3kidmama said...

Beautiful cards today! I love how you used the Tower die for an almost embossed look on the kraft background. It's perfect for those of us who (very sadly) truly don't have much need for French types of cards. LOL Gorgeous kit!

Suzan Dorchik said...

Fabulous cards. I'm in love with the April My Monthly Hero Kit.

Unknown said...

Great card. I also thought the Tower was embossed. Love the new HA stuff. Also, love all of your fun coffee blog hop cards.

Joan said...

Loving both of your cards, Amy. Lovely.

Cindy C. said...

Both wonderful card Amy!

Mummywright said...

I love your cards, I didn't think too much of the set before I saw the cards, I now need this kit, IT'S AWESOME!!

MelissaF said...

Pretty and elegant cards, love the Kraft on Kraft Eiffel Tower!

Pennie said...

Super cute! Again, another great kit.

Candy said...

Very nice thanks for sharing

Shelly said...

Oh my...these are simply, SWEET! Love!
And the kit?!!...So fabulous!

not so sleepy/beauty said...

Just love these! I send my dad Starbucks gift cards all the time. I will use your idea!

Val said...

Love your cards! Especially the girl in the capris. It is clean and cute as could be. I love the color on the side margin, too.

JD said...

Hi Amy, love, love your card shares! It's very clean and simple card but very beautiful! Thank you!

Christy Q said...

Just gorgeous, Amy!! I love them both, but your Eiffel Tower card is just stunning!! Hope all is well with you (and how did I miss that you were going to Paris later this year?! So very exciting!!)

The Red Haired Lass said...

Both card are so elegant, just beautiful!

Nicole said...

Wonderful cards! Love the pop of red in flowers and the trim. So clean and simple. The bee stamped background is really nice on the second card. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

charliemmh said...

Thanks for the inspiration enjoy your trip to Paris. I will have to enjoy looking at your coffee and croissant. Great cards.

Kristine said...

very cute card! Thank you for the inspiration. Can't wait to get my kit and try making one myself!

Unknown said...

Terrific cards! Love the new kit!

Betsy said...

Super cute! Love your Coffee and Croissants card! So clean and simple yet classy.

joy said...

Fabulous cards! I love this month's kit and the add ons are great, too. Have a wonderful trip to Paris.

joybird1223@gmail.com

Peculiaris said...

Two stunning cards! I love how different they are and both have your classy touch ❤ Love this kit and the add-ons, so much to play with :) Thanks for inspiring! xx

Lisaerica said...

Lovely cards Amy! I think my favorite is the one you made for your boy. I see th e subtle bees and that the Eiffel Tower is the same kraft color, great design. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Melissa said...

Amazing cards as always, Amy!! I absolutely adore the tone-on-tone look you created on the Eiffel Tower card!

Becky Moore said...

The cards are wonderful but I especially like the one that is tone on tone! It's subtle and perfect!

Leanne in Cali said...

Wonderful cards! I'm loving this new release. Thanks for sharing!!

Unknown said...

Nice job

Unknown said...

Love how you added the bouquet to the girl, and absolutely love how you dry embossed that eiffel tower straight into the card! So chic, thank you for sharing!

McStamper said...

Love your cards. Kraft is always my favorite.

StampinLouie said...

Love both feminine and masculine cards. The bouquet is perfect.

Helen said...

Two great cards but I especially like what you did with the second one. It has great foreground/background contrast but with clever image unity between the two. Thanks for sharing this.

Nora Noll said...

Your first card is classy with the female image and the bouquet but I ADORE your second card!! The way you added the coffee and croissants with the Eiffel tower is spectacular!!

Jeanne Beam said...

I love both cards. Really pretty.

Debra said...

Love how you used the products...each card is unique.

Karen B. said...

Such sassy and fun cards!

cindybearj said...

I love both cards! The background on the second card is awesome!

Lucy E. said...

This looks like such a fun set!
Awesome cards! I really like the
Eiffel Tower one-love the bees in
the background.

Unknown said...

Both cards are great. I love the simplicity of the first and how you played with color in the last. TFS.

janpat said...

Love what you've done with it,can't wait to play!

Happy Dance said...

Ah...Paris.... I remember that you're headed that way later on. Your card for your son is so perfect, and he's going to smile the minute he sees it. Love that first card, too! She reminds me of my sister. Love that bouquet! What a wonderful kit! What wonderful cards. Have a nice and quiet week! Bev

gabriella said...

A very classy group of cards

Cheryl L. said...

So French inspired! Love these!

Genelle said...

Love the new HA kit! I would love to win and make some card sets!

Becky Dunham said...

Love your cards Amy! Lucky you going to Paris - these stamps certainly will be great for scrapbooking when you get back :)

LPickerel said...

Great cards. I love that stripped shirt and capri look too. I really love the detail in that Eiffel tower die.

Dana M said...

Sweet and happy cards. The young lady is so chic and the Eiffel Tower die is accented perfectly on your card.

Linda M said...

Great cards and kit! The Eiffel Tower is so cool!

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh, love those and your cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

You'll get a lot of use out of these stamps and dies.
That Eiffel Tower is spectacular.
Love the trendy clothes.
thanks for sharing. Have an amazing time in
Paris.

Toni said...

Love the cards! Good use of a variety of stamp sets and dies.

Colleen said...

Both cards are wonderful! Thanks for the ideas.

Renee V said...

Yep, these stamps are perfect for your trip!! Great cards!

JL said...

I like the you are fab/Breakfast at Tiffany's set!

Unknown said...

Love your card Amy, so pretty. Her outfit is awesome!

Isabel Z said...

You always create the most amazing art!

Charlotte C said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely cards. Hope I get picked.

Celeste Goff said...

Gorgeous kit! Love your cards Amy!

Robin P said...

Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing how a mostly feminine set can still be used to create a masculine card.

Danielle Dietz said...

Lovely cards.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh these are GORGEOUS! LOVING the girl and the Eiffel Tower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paperpicnic said...

LOVE these both so much, Amy! I especially adore the addition of roses on your first card!

Tanja said...

lovely cards, I especially like the second card, and how you have used the die and stamps for a male recipient.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great kit. Super fun cards too ☺

Alma Dirpaul said...

Beautiful cards!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow!!! Both your cards are so beautiful! The first one is so chic!!! My fav is definitely your second one... Croissant and the Eiffel Tower... I'm already in Paris!!! <3

Purple Diva 6 said...

I just love simple cards on your first is so awesome really love it and your second card absolutely love the antique bees stamp on the base that really sets your card up Xxxx Thankyou so much for sharing.

Unknown said...

love the card simple and yet beautiful for any female day.

Violet Rose said...

Lovely cards!! Thank you for your inspiration!

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Great card love the tone on tone look with the back ground and the pop of color in the circle fabulous.

Kris in Alaska said...

Love that kraft cardstock card! Elegant!

Mary Miller said...

Great card. This is the best stamp kit!

Michelle Short said...

Gorgeous Cards, Amy! I love how you have the woman holding the flowers in the first card! Fabulous!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful!!

Beth H. said...

Great cards! Love the birthday card - always looking for more inspiration on those.

Unknown said...

So 60's, awesome!

katrynka said...

Great cards! The embossed Eiffel Tower is fabulous!

Jackie said...

Great cards but love your creativity with the second one. Coffee,croissants, ànd the Eiffel Tower = the perfect combination!

Sue D said...

Great cards. Love the tone on tone Eiffel tower.

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon77 said...

These cards and this months kit and add ons are amazing. TFS.

Golda said...

I love that you did a masculine card, too. Both are great.

Michelle H said...

These are beautiful. The tone on tone with the bees in the background is really stunning.

Unknown said...

The Bee is so ohh-la-la on an Eiffel Tower card as the bee was Napoleon's symbol! I really like seeing that you brought in elements from other releases to make your cards even more unique.

Susi said...

2 Fabulous card that showcase this newest release! Can't wait to get my card kit.

Tracy Welham said...

Both fab! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Lisa Lara said...

oh I just love these cards Amy!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such cool creation!

Monica said...

I simply have to have all the additions to this set! My husband is French and this set will be used a lot! Thanks for the cute ideas! I will be "casing" your card!

Cynthia Cole said...

Wonderful cards Amy!

Peculiaris said...

Fab cards! Love the coffee and croissant on kraft ❤
Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love how you used the Eiffel tower in the background. Fabulous cards

Colleen said...

Love the cards, the Eiffel tower is my favorite of all the release

Judy Tuck said...

Fantastic cards. So Parisienne.

Susan K said...

Love both cards, especially the Eiffel Tower card. Thanks for sharing

Carol Ann said...

I love your cards! They show the versatility of this release!

donna mikasa said...

Love the Parisian theme on your cards! The first one, though....love!

Annette said...

Beautiful cards

Ann K said...

So pretty - and I love the new kit. :)

laure said...

Love the different looks on the cards. Stamps are gorgeous.

Ginny K. said...

Love the beautiful cards you made. I especially loved the one with the eiffel tower. Love the background too. thanks for sharing. :)

~Gin K.~

Unknown said...

so beautiful and using the bees for the background is quite creative. great idea!

Oliev said...

Lovely cards!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

I'm French, so obviously I prefer the card with the Eiffel Tower and the croissant !!

The Crafty Critter said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the vintage feel of these images! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
-Miranda
TheCraftyCritter.com

Erin (CelticCrafter) said...

Love these cards, Amy! Thanks for the awesome inspiration, and I hope you have SO much fun in Paris!!! Have some croissants for me! 😘

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these, especially the tone on tone Eiffel Tower in the second.

Katia said...

clean, simple and sos so beautiful cards!

Kym Maxwell said...

This kit is to die for!!! I so totally need it. So many possibilities!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! This kit has so many great elements.... lots of possibilities!

Darcy Shelstad said...

Cute card

mandalj said...

Lovely cards! Who'd have thought you could make a masculine card from this very girly kit?!

Marina said...

Great card ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

Jean said...

Such a fun card

Wondering Mindfield said...
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Wondering Mindfield said...

Great layout and the simplicity is just elegant yet fun. Great job and this kit is worth the price I love it.

Maryleva said...

Great cards. Love this kit.

Maryleva said...

Love your card.

Lagene said...

Wonderful new kit! Great cards, I especially love your Eiffel Tower card!

Nox said...

Two wonderful cards - love the one with the french coffee press and croissant!

Sheri said...

After seeing your cards I am ready to jump on an airplane.

crafty ashley said...

beautiful layout. i can't wait to start with my kit. but of course i have to visit all the blogs for inspiration before diving in.

Ashley Wells said...

From this release, I'm loving the different outfits for the stamp set, especially that striped shirt!! :)

Judie said...

Wow awesome cards! The second one is stunning!

Unknown said...

Cute cards

Hsin-Yi said...

Beautiful cards! Love the Clean look! Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

YOU are absolutly fabulous!