Monday, June 5, 2017

Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!







Today is the day!  The Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero is now AVAILABLE  Sold out!

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

The Main Kit (SOLD OUT!)  


 Kit contents
1 6" x 8" clear stamp set
9 coordinating Frame Cuts
1 Fancy Die
3 ink cubes (Just Rust, Mulled Wine, Moss)
0.5 oz. black embossing powder 
2 4" x "6"  Portuguese eco-friendly cork sheets
2 sheets of  5.5" x 8.5" metallic bronze paper (81 lb. text weight)
2 sheets of 5.5" x 8.5" metallic quartz cardstock (105 lb. cover weight)
The kit value is $73, an amazing deal at $34.99.  






 CM177 Color Layering Brave Lion


DI398 Color Layering Lion Frame Cuts


CM178 Go On a Safari


DI396 Tent Fancy Die


DI399 Thorn Tree and Grasses Fancy Die


G6242 I Got Your Back


SA106 Tribal Shapes Stencil


CG711 Mud Cloth Bold Prints


CG712 Tribal Stripes Bold Prints










Remember, the Main Kit (Edited to add:  SOLD OUT) is available for a limited time only...when it's gone, it is gone!   Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, June 9th.  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, June 11th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the  following week.

My hop project focuses on the optional add-on products:


Let's start at the bottom and work our way up!  The base is a panel from the Foliage Mix Layering Papers.  This card is a smidge smaller than an A2.  I decided to trim it down to 5 inches by 4 inches.  I wanted the tag to really POP.

My second panel is from the Earth Mix Layering Papers pack.  I stamped the Mud Cloth Bold Prints in Soft Brown Shadow Ink.  I used the Tag Infinity Dies on a panel from the Foliage Mix Layering Paper pack and stamped it with the Tribal Stripes Bold Prints in Green Apple Bold Ink.  I layered some linen 'ribbon' that I had in my stash and then added the sentiment and luggage from the Go On a Safari stamp set.


The sentiment has been stamped in Mulled Wine Bold Ink.  I'm loving the contrasting patterns and texture on this card.  Perfect for anyone going on a trip or any other type of adventure.  

Need more inspiration?  I had a project up on the Hero Arts Blog over the weekend that featured products from the Main Kit:


I snuck in the Tribal Stripes Bold Prints and some pale blue vellum that I had in my stash.


That's it from me...next up is the amazing Ilina Crouse.  In case you get lost along the way, here's the entire hop listing:

Amy Tsuruta  💚

169 comments:

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow thanks for sharing your ideas and creativity with us. Love all your cards:)

Susie Sonnier said...

What a great kit!

pamboe said...

What a great idea it was to use vellum! It gives that hazy look like on a very hot day.

QuilterLaura said...

Great cards! The elephant card is my favorite.

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Intoxicating Arts said...

I really like the palette you chose for these. Very calming and serene.

Rae Hunter said...

Thanks for sharing. Loved the Lion King and am totally feeling this new kit! Have been anxiously awaiting it. Am loving the awesome colors and scene potential. My eyes are glazed over just envisioning the possibilities.......................

Macimbalo said...

Love your card and your style! Thanks for showing the add on's - it's help to see them and how to use them!

Unknown said...

Awesome cards. The first one kept me looking...and looking. I really liked the contrast of the spring green with the neutral cardstock. Thank you for sharing :-)

Unknown said...

Thank you for showing an add on! These are so pretty.

Melonknee1@yahoo.com said...

Love this kit!! And I love ur ideas!!

Monika Reeck said...

Love the Kit too and love your Card with tag so cute Image and the elephant card so clever made
lovely colors too Amy
hugs
Monika from Munich

gabriella said...

I like the card with the suitcases.....I would use than for wining people a happy vacation..perfect

Purple Princess said...

Such a fabulous kit!!

kartelene said...

super cool idea to use suitcases really nice design thank you for sharing your work

JANIS FROM CANADA said...



LOVE HERO ARTS. Always have. OHHHH and AMT of course Lolollloo….
This set is SOMETHING to get EXCITED about. I have not been excited about a stamp set for a very long time. And a die set as well Yippppie…I would Love be a o make my GrandBaby this card for Elliott,s Birthday. .l
Thanks for the he chance for the give-a-way. Amy ps my Daughters name..... and Hero Arts.
Have a Blessed Day,

Good Kardma by Jules said...

I'm loving this hop! Your cards are beautiful! Love the unique background on the second one. Thank you and Hero Arts for the chance to win!

Amy's Card Obsession said...

great cards! thanks for the inspiration

Kleri said...

Very pretty cards!Thank you for sharing

chrisferdi said...

Great cards. Wondered how to use the luggage. Now I know.

Kailash said...

Lovely cards, great subtle color on the first one!!!

Leslie said...

Your cards are great. I really like the new products!

Diana Johnson said...

Great cards!

Marsha said...

Love the colors on the 2nd card.

Unknown said...

This kit is just amazing! So beautiful!

Anna said...

Amazing cards. I am in love!

craftygal1 said...

These cards are very stylish. Love them.

Cinsational Design said...

Nice! Thanks for sharing.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love your two cards but especially the first using that extra texture of the linen! Two great cards and I think I want to play in your "stash"!!! Looks like some fun stuff!!

cassie said...

Love the cards. What a great and unique kit.

sheron said...

Love this new kit. I like your cards but esp. the one with the tag with the fabric wrapped around it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jo Ann F. said...

Great use of the backgrounds, thanks for sharing.

Evelyn said...

great use of this kit. love what everyone has created.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Love your cards! Love your use of the go on a safari set!

Villa said...

Great job! I think the one with the suitcases is so cute!

Michelle H said...

Very lovely cards.

Diane (fionna51) said...

Love the kit this month! I am thinking I need that tribal stripes background, and I already ordered the kit~

Graciela said...

lovely cards! hug from Norway

Sue D said...

Love both of the cards you made with this kit and add-ons.

Lindar C said...

Beautiful cards!! Fantastic release from HA.

Mary Holshouser said...

the tag reminds me of one of the places
we stayed when we were on safari. It
was a wonderful experience and these
cards and the kit are bringing back
fantastic memories.
thanks for sharing.

Deb Selby said...

the tone on tone tribal print is perfect with the elephant

Unknown said...

What a great kit! The add-one are wonderful! I love your cards - the luggage is great for a bon voyage card. The elephant is so soon behind that sunset.

newscrapper said...

I love the card with the elephant because elephants are my favorite animal.

Vikki H said...

Great ideas for this kit's use!

liz said...

I already bought the kit and extras, but not the safari stamp.... now I want those suitcases!

Jayell said...

Great cards and great ideas!

Teri Ann said...

The "Elephant" card grabbed my attention, and imagination!

Suzan Dorchik said...

This month's kit is great! Really like your tag card. "on the lookout for adventure" is a great sentiment.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards and a great kit!

Farhana S said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Deaf Sheltie Mom said...

Beautiful cards! Love your pretty colored sun!

Bunny Dobbie said...

Such an amazing kit and I love the optional accessories. Love the linen wrap! Great touch. I find burlap too coarse so it would be a great replacement. You have the best ideas Amy!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I want to see the tent....

Leila and Elizabeth said...

I love this kit!! the ideas are endless!

Nora Noll said...

What a fabulous kit. I LOVE the cards you created. The backgrounds are so fun and I like the way you used the animal die cut. Great design.

Kelsey Thomas said...

So pretty! :)

Debra said...

This kit is so unique...I love the add-ons! Your cards are stunning.

Julia said...

Very nice! Beautiful colors!

Diane Bakehouse said...

Such beautiful subtle cards. Great designs using the new kit.

Lucy said...

Totally. Love.
Thanks for presenting another view of this set; sometimes not being bold with color makes a bold statement, too!

Laura said...

Great cards

Happy Dance said...

Now I'm not terribly big on stencils, but these are most definitely tripping my trigger! I'm madly in love with your first card, Amy!! The colors grabbed me first, then those fabulous stencils wowed me. LOVE those greens!!! Wonderful stamps, too. Your second card is equally wonderful. That stencil really makes this card special. I can see this used for many, many masculine cards! I might have to mosey over to HA and see what's left, lol!! Have a great week, dear friend. Bev

Unknown said...

Glad to see how you use the luggage stamp!

MaggieM said...

Adore the be strong card! Amazing job!

MelissaF said...

Wow, these cards are so beautiful! I love your color combos and the stenciling is so awesome, really adds great detail and look of dimensin!

bdconklin said...

Beautiful cards! The kit is amazing as well as the add ons. I can't wait to get my kit.

Peggy said...

Awesome cards!

Unknown said...

Love your color choice and layout! Would love to win this kit since it sold out SO FAST :(

Abby said...

Love the new backgrounds.

Lagene said...

Great cards, awesome June Release, I love the African animals & trees!

Quiana said...

So beautiful!!! I love everything about it!

Quiana said...

So beautiful!!! I love everything about it!

D.Ann C said...

Love the texture on your adventure and the blue vellum is perfect for the clouds across the sun!

Debbie B said...

Great job on this card! Amazing new kit! Already gone. So sad! Guess I need to subscribe!

Unknown said...

Love the simplicity of your card.

The Ink Tinker said...

You are happy dancing with the two background stamps! I surely do like them, too. The tribal one is my favorite. Aren't you clever to use blue vellum behind the die cut - a great idea.

Violet said...

LOVE the colors on the first card. SO glad I got this kit before it sold out!

karrot22 said...

Great cards, love them all. Love this kit so much!

Susan K said...

Great card - now I'm ready to travel. Thanks for sharing.

eeknehans said...

Excited to see some examples with the add-on items. The color combinations on your cards are also unique...this hop is so inspiring, thanks for sharing.

Brandy said...

Love your color choices! Great cards!

Crafty Little Peach said...

So beautiful, such a fun kit this month!

foodgirl said...

I love both of your cards. I really like how you used the suitcases on your first card period just makes me want to get up and travel.

Rufus said...

Ya know how they say if you snooze you lose? Well I must have been asleep at the switch, either that or the kit sold out in record time and so have a lot of the add on items. So have got my fingers crossed for luck! Thanks for sharing the great cards that you created and teasing me with possibilities!

Billie A said...

Great cards. Wow the set already sold out and I can see why. This is an awesome set and your cards are awesome.

Anonymous said...

Awesome - really creative. Thanks, Denise

Stefanie White said...

Great cards Amy. Thanks for using some of the add one. It's hard to decide to buy them and they haven't been used too much in this hop! Love your style!!

T Simmons said...

Whoever wins this kit is going to be so excited!!!

JL said...

I like your moon! I really need to find a way to get this set, it is so me. Will this be available anywhere else or at any other time?! Please make more, a lot more from what I'm reading on these blogs, so many people were unable to get them.

Stacey said...

Love the outdoorsy bamboo feeling from the 1st card! Although I think your moon is tied for 1st with Jennifer McGuire's as my faves!

Deeps said...

Wonderful cards. Love this kit.

Kari V. said...

Great cards! I'm loving that mud cloth background stamp here too!! Wish the kit wasn't already sold out!!

Regine said...

Love your first card, great alternative to all the animals.

Theresa's Studio said...

Love your cards. This is a great set.... would love to have!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! Too bad the kit wa sold out by the time I got to the site :(

Kit A said...

I think your cards are great. I love this kit. I love the background with the elephant. I would love to have this kit. I know I would use it quite a bit.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are soooooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the luggage and the elephant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Love, love, love these FANTASTIC safari and jungle themes cards!!! Beautiful choice of colors!!!

Di Di W said...

Wonderful cards. Your background on the elephant card is so interesting. This is a fantastic new kit and add-ons!

cm said...

You've showcased this new release wonderfully! For some reason, I feel like packing my bags and heading off on a safari!
Hugs~c

Twylia said...

So love your card ideas. This is a great kit and. I hope I can win it.

berokke said...

I'm sad that it is sold out already - there are so many cool ideas throughout the blog hop!

FD91354 said...

Love your card ideas! This is a beautiful set. I love how you have spotlighted the background as well as actual images.

Christina Dauven said...

Beautiful moon behind the adorable elephant so sweet.

Unknown said...

soo beautiful!

very_inky_fingers said...

The tribal stripes look so great on that color...beautiful cards.

Sheila N said...

Love the cards! Gorgeous colors.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cool designs with that fun kit, no wonder it is gone by now!

bzyPTmom said...

What a fun kit--I guess I missed it since it's sold out--darn! Gorgeous designs you've made with this kit.

Verhey Family Blog said...

Love the color in the moon! Great card.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing.

Karen Sue said...

Cute cards, love them both,

Unknown said...

So refreshing, nice cards, thanks.

cghundley said...

Oh how lovely your
cards are, love this
new kit.
Carla from Utah

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both cards, Amy, but especially the adventure tag!!

Fikreta said...

both cards are so nice

Ranch Wife said...

You've created 2 lovely cards with these wonderful stamps. So sad that this kit sold out so fast - it would make amazing cards for guys. Those are sometimes hard for me to create. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards!

Kelly Massman said...

cool cards! so sad they've already sold out of the kit; such a great one!

starqueen said...

Hey My,
Thank you for sharing great inspiration!👏🏻

Susi said...

This kit - and all of it's companion products - look wonderful. Wish I could win them all! :-)

Julie from NZ said...

I always find it amazing when going through the blog hops how different each participants creations are. Lovely cards.

Unknown said...

Cute cards.

Angela Walters said...

Thanks for sharing another great card made with this month's kit!

Vicki VS said...

lovely work

dligon said...

Very cute cards. Love this kit

Kentucky Daisy said...

While both cards are good, I really love the Adventure one the best. I have friends who LOVE to travel (and even have their own blog about their trips around the world) and your card suits them perfectly! Plus it is a great way to showcase the items from the Hero Arts kit and the add-on products!

Marsha LaPointe said...

Love your card. Simply beautiful. This is such an awesome kit.

jw said...

Great card - I love this kit!

WJ said...

I hope I win.

Renee V said...

Love the tag on that card!! And the pretty colors of the second!

TR said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you chose.

CERMIN (reflection...) said...

Nice cards, Amy! The kit is so versatile. Whoever got the kit will be very excited!

Gail D said...

Beautiful cards...This kit is unbelievable!

LifesABeach86 said...

I love your card. The kit is beautiful - I'm so sad it's sold out

Margaret said...

Your cards are beautiful! I especially love the touch of blue in the second card!

MammaLostHerMarbles said...

Nice, like the cards, can't wait to get mine, I am so glad I subscribe!

Robin said...

Adorable cards!

Cynthia Cole said...

Great cards Amy!

Unknown said...

What beautiful cards! Love how you used that tag to reflect the theme of travel and adventure - so creative! And your second card is just stunning! Love the gray with the sunset colors. Thanks so much for sharing!

Gail said...

Love this kir. Wonderful cards. The different blogs have very interesting cards, and very different.

Dawn J said...

Yea, just in time for Father's day. The men in my family will live the cards I can created with these new stamps.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful cards.

Karen L K said...

Nice cards! I like the addition of the linen and using both of the background stamps on your cards.

Maxine M. said...

just beautiful..hope I win, the kit is sold out already.

Denise Kasbohm said...

Love these neutral looks. So pretty.

Unknown said...

I have to win this set. My kids love Lion King, Lion Guard, Chronicles of Narnia, Wild Kratts, etc. Please please pick me!!

~ Rebecca B. from FL

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Amy ~ I love that your card was a bit different than most with the luggage stamp and the texture you've added with your tag. Just lovely. Your elephant card is just plain fun and reminds me of my Aunt Helen who loved all things elephants. Thanks for the inspiration (& the happy memory!). ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love that elephant die cut!

Love2papercraft said...

Nicely done on both cards! Now if only I could get my hands on that kit so I could put all this inspiration to use!

Lisa A creations said...

I like the tone on tone background that you did for the card with the elephant. I wish this kit was still available! I really wanted it. :(

Unknown said...

I saw your elephant card with the original kit and loved the watercoored background. I really like how you contrasted the two background stamps on the tag card. Striking!

Holly Jackson said...

Amy I love the elephant card..thanks for showcasing some of the add-ons too!
The card with the suitcases reminds me of adventure land at Disneyland! Love it!

Andrew and Bertha Pilgrim said...

These are two lovely cards. That first tag really does pop off the page and I love the cut-out sun die.Thanks for sharing.

Mirabelka said...

What an awesome kit! I love it. It reminds me of a movie "Farewell to Africa

Heather DePasquale said...

So love this kit. Decided to subscribe starting in July. Don't want to miss another great kit. Thanks for sharing!

Kris in Alaska said...

I love your use of texture!

mimi said...

I would love to win this set since it is already sold out! I hope they will release the animal stamp set to be purchased in the near future. I love love the animal silhouettes.

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards!! Great inspiration!! Absolutely love this kit!!

NicoleN said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Anonymous said...

Super elements in this kit and your cards are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

carolinesbuzz said...

love those suitcases stamps and sentiment

Annette Pearce said...

Love the textures on the tag layered onto the first card. TFS

Tanja said...

Love both of these cards.

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these cards are beautiful but I am totally blown away by the second one! I love your color burst sunset background and the 🐘is so regal! TFS!

Unknown said...

Love it! So sad it sold out so quickly,

Marianne said...

Such an amazing kit. Keeping my fingers crossed I may actually win one.
I am totally loving your second card!

Andrea said...

Beautiful! Love the mix of pattern and color!

Erin (CelticCrafter) said...

I loved your countdown card, and I love this card too! Thanks for the inspiration!!