Monday, October 2, 2017

Hero Arts October My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway



Today is the day!  The Hero Arts October My Monthly Hero kit is now AVAILABLE SOLD OUT!

You should have arrived here from the awesome Wanda Guess' blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!  Remember that you can now SUBSCRIBE to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!  

The Main Kit SOLD OUT 


Kit contents
6x8 Clear Set
10 Frame Cuts
3 Fancy Dies
6 sheets 5x7 decorative paper: 3 assorted styles 2 of each
1 Thick Lacquer Pen
1 Silver Embossing Powder 0.5 oz 
1 Unicorn white Ink Cube

The kit value is $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.  Did you know that Hero Arts has a My Monthly Hero Kit Subscription Service?!  Sign up so you never miss a release!

Check out the FABulous October Optional Add-ons:


DI438 Nice Elves Frame Cuts







DI436 Paper Layering Wooden Door














DC222 North Pole Sign Stamp & Cut


DC220 Fluffy Stockings Stamp & Cut






Want the ENTIRE OPTIONAL ADD-ON COLLECTION --> HERE

REMEMBER, the MAIN KIT  is GONE!  Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, October 6th.  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. (Hero Arts will reimburse if the winner has already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, October 8th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week!

Whew!  Now onto the projects!  I'm sharing a project that I designed especially for today.  It features some of the Optional Add-Ons:


I was super intrigued the the Paper Layering Wooden Door and couldn't wait to give it a try!  My base is a Blush Mix Layering Paper panel that has been stamped with the Designer Woodgrain in Red Royal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink.  

I placed the door frame cut where I wanted it positioned on the Blush panel.  Check out the door hardware that comes with the set...love all the detail work.

The chalkboard sign is from the Santa's Door Accessories stamp set.  


I love the contrast of the deep red and black, how about you?  

Before you go, I did want to share a project that I made especially for a Countdown to Creativity post.  All stamps + dies are from the Main kit:



Isn't the Frost Sequin Mix perfect for the shaker card?!  I thought that little scenery had to be part of a shaker!

That's it for me today...I can't wait to hop around and check out how everyone was inspired.  Next up is the awesome Ilina Crouse!

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

Amy Tsuruta 💚

162 comments:

aasheeta said...

Love the red door!

Where Imagination Takes Me said...

Love the door, what a great idea on how to use it. I think this has to be my favorite kit and add-ons.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous card designs! LOVE!

Kailash said...

Such a creative idea, love the red door and the added frame is fabulous!!!

Donnalee Boisseau said...

Love the red door!

Purple Princess said...

That door is awesome!!

JmB said...

That shaker is so pretty. Great kit. Thank you for sharing.

Joan said...

Oh, I love your door. Now, I have to buy that one, too. Wow, this kit and add-ons are so fun.

Patt H. said...

That wooden door is gorgeous! Love the red! Your shaker card is beautiful also!

Deborah Kaye said...

Your door card is fabulous! Wow! This is such a fun kit!

Nicki said...

Absolutely love the red door. What a cute idea.

Ceda said...

Love the door card!

Henriëtte said...

A absolute adore your first card, the door. Great idea, thanks for sharing this.

MBakeler said...

Your shaker card is so festive! Love it.

Debbie B said...

Fantastic cards! Love that door! Awesome new HA kit! Their designers are amazing! Loving this blog hop with all it's talent! Thanks for sharing yours!

Susie said...

Love the door! The "iron" hinges really make it cute!

Fikreta said...

those are so nice products!
love your cards!
hugs

Avra Williams said...

So cool! Love your cards!

Robin P said...

Amy that Santa's workshop door is amazing. Love the red and black contrast.

Unknown said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

FD91354 said...

Oh My.. I was so interested in that door die... oh, it is so cute. What did you put behind it? Love how it looks!

Debbie Rumpza said...

I absolutely love the door die!

Michelle Y said...

I love the colors on that last card!

Karthikha said...

Superb cards! I love the lil door with the elves at work :) So fun! :)

Isabel Z said...

This kit blows me away with its creativity, and your creations make me want it even more.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

These are great cards,and it seems to be a great kit !

Deb Selby said...

I love the door. I already ordered the add ons and now I want that one too.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for beautifully showcasing this add-on!!! Great design!

Unknown said...

Great cards, loved the red door!

Michelle H said...

Great cards. That door is just so cute. So many things could be done with that.

Nikki said...

Wonderful cards, love the door.

GrammyP said...

I'm a sucker for a shaker card and you're card is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! (Peg)

Unknown said...

Cutest card and release ever!!

berokke said...

Oh the door die is so cute - I saw it and was trying to think of how to use it but your red wood door is adorable!

Diana Johnson said...

Great cards and love the kit!

Jeanne Beam said...

Love the cute shaker and door card. What a great release. Thanks for sharing your talent....

Jenni Lou said...

Love the door and shaker card. Super cute! Thank you for sharing!

LaNell said...

The door card is so cute. Great colors on the last card. One of my favorite combinations?

Phyllis said...

Great idea to use the door on the front of your card & great shaker card, too.

Helen F. said...

LOVE the door with the sign on it! Soooo cute! Your shaker card is totally fun with that fab sequin mix, Amy!

cghundley said...

Darling card, the
door is so cute!
Love the Naughty
Elves stamps.
Carla from Utah

Unknown said...

That door is really cute!!

Amy C. said...

Wonderful cards! Another great kit from Hero Arts!

Cris G. said...

Love what you did with your first card, just adorable! It looks like Santa Claus is about to appear behind the door :). FAB kit, so many elements in the stamp set... this is when your second card shows a lovely Christmas village!
Fortunately there are also great add-ons!

zehra said...

The shaker card and the door is sweet and love the kit.

Pookie said...

That door is pretty cool. This is my first kid and I was so excited about it I forgot to even look at the add-ons I just clicked by now so It didn't run out

Jenny said...

Great cards, love this kit!

judy said...

I love both cards! The door layering die is awesome.

Christy Malone said...

So cute! This is a fabulous kit!

Carole R said...

Love both cards. Thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

Wonderful cards! The red door is gorgeous- what's behind it!

Jill said...

Great cards and such a wonderful kit!!!

Erin said...

I love that door!!

Unknown said...

I too love that red door. Really creative card.

Natalie Winterstein said...

Eek! Both of your cards are so cute! Love them!

beachgirl0323 said...

I love the the cards you made especially the Red Door.

Unknown said...

Awesome, you're so clever. These are too cute.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Such sweet cards! Both are perfection!! One so inviting ;)!! and the other is so perfectly colored and arranged!

Mimi's Craftroom said...

Great cards. I love that door.

Annette:) said...

Such fun ideas coming from this kit! Love the red textured door.

Capro said...

Love the door card. I'm going to have to buy all the accessories I see. I absolutely love these blog hops. You give us beautiful examples and inspiration on how to use the My Monthly Hero Kits. Thanks!

Colleen said...

Wow, great cards the doors are awesome

McStamper said...

Love your cards. The door is so creative and cute.

Starr said...

I so love the door card, I just placed an order and didn't get that one! thank you for sharing.

Mary W said...

That red door would be wonderful on a shoe box with all the other images cut out, colored, and tucked inside to play with. My granddaughter would love this present.

Ann K said...

What a great kit - and such fun inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win.

MelissaF said...

Gorgeous red door card and the shaker is so festive and fun, love those frosty sequins!

paperpicnic said...

You've done it again, Amy! I adore your cards so much!

Lacey said...

Love these cards! the door card is so cute!! I love the surprise!

Brand6 Duncan said...

Your designs really showcase this months kit. I'm really loving the idea of being able to build all sorts of scenic cards. This kit is so versatile. I can not wait to get my hands on it.

Sue D said...

Very cute cards. Love the elf door.

Unknown said...

I just love that door! So cute!

Gretchen said...

This kit is just perfect for a shaker card! I love that door.

Lisa Petrella said...

Awesome cards!!! I really love that door! The woodgrain, the hardware, the sweet little sign— -perfection!!!

MJ said...

Love the red and black and your shaker card. TFS

Stefanie White said...

Great cards, love the reds. Your countdown card is amazing!

Unknown said...

Wonderful designs. The Elves at Work card is great.

Kari V. said...

OH I love that door!! Such a great card!

ngm132 said...

That shaker card is beautiful!!

Some Lucky Dog said...

Those elf stamps are soooo cute!

Unknown said...

The door makes so curious to see what's behind it!!!! Great idea!

Unknown said...

Love the red door, such an awesome die.

Karen L K said...

Nice cards! That door car is really nice especially with the wood grain stamped on it. The scene looks great with the shaker in the background.

PA said...

Red, Black, White...Classic color combo. Great Wooden Door card...LOVE the details! Nice shaker card too!

PA said...

Forgot to ask...Is Wooden Door large enough to "hide" a Gift Card behind the door? If so, this would make a great "Surprise" card!

Unknown said...

I love how you used the wooden door accessories!!!! Your shaker card is so adorable!!

Unknown said...

I love how you used the wooden door accessories!!!! Your shaker card is so adorable!!

Sophie Duncan said...

Gorgeous shaker card, those sequins are indeed perfect.

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Such adorable cards! I really love that door.... I think that is a great interactive element for a fun card.. especially for children! Love your cards! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Jo in Jersey

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is one of cutest Xmas kit that I've never seen! Love so much how you used these beautiful stamps and dies!!! I'm in love for your first card!!! This little door is adorable!!! <3

Phi said...

Great cards. Love the one with the door. This is truly a wonderful kit.

Joy said...

Oh that door card is just so stinking cute!

Theresa's Studio said...

Great cards! Love the card with the door.

Becca Yahrling said...

This is such an awesome kit for Christmas! I love the many possibilities
within this kit. No wonder it sold out already. But all the add-ons are
just as awesome & filled with possibilities. I love that door, too. Cute card.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this so MUCH!!! That door is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sherry Butcher said...

Great cards, love the add-ons like the Elves. Thanks for sharing the great release.

liz said...

I love those landscape dies

Sande said...

Love your red Elves Door and your Christmas city both are sweet. Super release and thanks for sharing.

Dawn Darlene said...

What an Awesome door card!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

super sweet cards - can't believe I missed out again on these awesome kits

Unknown said...

Your cards are so great! Who wouldn't love that door card?!

Jackie said...

Your cards are beautiful. I wish i hadn't missed out on this kit!

DoriG said...

WOW! The kit went REALLY fast! Love you shaker card. Love!

Unknown said...

Gosh, the red door is fantastic! I have been wondering exactly how the door idea might be displayed and you did it! I think your Countdown card is terrific. Love that you made it into a shaker card. Very grateful to be on the subscription list for these monthly kits.

Unknown said...

So adorable!I love how you colored the houses to match the sequin mix!

SMWhite said...

Very cute cards, I especially love the shaker!

Unknown said...

Oh, my that takes the cake for cute!! Love the card! Can't wait to add some add-ons to my subscription.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Fabulous cards!

Julie from NZ said...

I love your door. Such a neat idea for a card. Your shaker card is cut too. Very inspirational cards. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Carol said...

Great cards, this kit is so adorable.

Tami said...

I love the colors you used on the shaker card! Beautiful!

Deedee Maldy said...

Aww! Now I HAVE to have the door! I love how simple, yet striking your card is. And the woodgrain gives it the perfect touch.

jag said...

That door is so cute. I can imagine all sorts of things behind there. This is a fabulous kit!!!

Angie Wylie said...

Love your cards! That red door would be great in a fairy scene.

Di said...

What is behind the red door, love your idea and you can imagine the little elves and Santa working hard to have all the toys made for Christmas, thanks for the inspiration. A wonderful kit.
Diane Brown.

Lee said...

What an adorable shaker card -- and the pale aqua with red surprisingly works well!

Unknown said...

Great ideas at work! Love them both!

Deb Kerns said...

love this MM Hero Kit! Can't wait to get mine!!

Denise Bryant said...

Delightful cards! Love that door card and and also the fun scene you created!

Susie G. said...

Great cards

Valerija said...

Gorgeous cards. Great use of colours.

Cynthia Cole said...

I simply adore your Christmas cards using the new Hero Arts kit!

jcamp2020 said...

Sold Out! I haven't even finished going through the blog hop! Lesson learned! Act fast! Loved the colors on the door. Really popped! You are so talented!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Love your elf door! The red and black are really stunning. And I love your shaker card - so cute!

Mary Holshouser said...

The door is great and it can be used
any time of the year and for any
occasion. Your winter scene
is great.
thanks for sharing.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wonderful cards! The Elves at Work door is fabulous!

Andrew and Bertha Pilgrim said...

Great cards. I love the detailing of the hinges and key holes of the door card.

Shannon said...

The red door card is fabulous! I'm bummed the main kit sold out so fast!

Sophie Farah said...

Your cards are just fantastic - what attention to detail and the red door card is just SO super creative!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful designs with us and for being so inspiring :)

Leila and Elizabeth said...

I love this kit! So many images.

Julia said...

Very cute cards, I love your take on the wooden door!

Kelley said...

I love that door! I can see using it all year with a gnome hiding behind it.

Peege said...

Great to see the door die. It looks wonderful in red with the wood grain.

Kris in Alaska said...

That door die is the bomb!

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE that door, so fun and I love the colors you used for the second card, such a sweet scene!

Unknown said...

Love your little scene shaker Amy thank you!!

Hetty said...

Love to open the door and see the elves at work!

Jill said...

I love the door card!

Helen Gullett said...

Amy... that card with the door is super duper adorable!!! And the scene card is so gorgeous. Thank you so much for the inspirations.

Heather DePasquale said...

Your monochromatic door is amazing and I love your shaker card. Thanks to all/HA.

Leena said...

I love this set and what you created with it!

Ann K. said...

Perfectly adorable shaker card... thanks for sharing!

pajaropr said...

Beautiful card.

Unknown said...

I like your elven door!

wienerhoneymooners said...

I ALREADY said I love, LOVE your RED cards so MUCH!!!!!!!! The Door, to die for!

Andre M. said...

Lovely cards you created with this kit.

Mamarazzi Scraps said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Mary M said...

I almost signed up for the kit last month so it would have started with this month......I so wish I had. I think this is my favorite one so far.

Liz O. said...

Fabulous designs Amy! Love the red door!! Thanks for sharing!

Robert Wilhelm said...

Love your card ideas with this amazing kit from Hero Arts. So sorry I missed out on ordering this kit. Enjoying discovering new artists through this blog hop.

Mirjam F said...

Love the cards you made, especially the one with the door

Cherri B said...

Oh my gosh, I love both of your cards, especially the shaker card! It is so dang cute! I can't wait for this kit - I have so many ideas!

La Posie said...

This kit is amazing. I love the 'wooden' door :)

Lady Joyful said...

This kit is so fun! I love the cards you made - really inspiring.

Judie said...

What beautiful cards! I love the door one!

Sheri said...

That door is so cute! The frost sequins are dreamy!

Unknown said...

I just love that door though! The way the colors compliment each other, beautiful, and let me just say, that red though!!! Amazing! This door looks so real, like I could walk right up and knock on it! I can picture a little Elf peeking around the door, only opened far enough to see who would dare interrupt their important work!!! Too cute! Please enter my name in the giveaway. I would have ordered the set right off, but money's an issue, so I've got my fingers crossed for this! I want so badly to be able to make my ideas for this set! Oh... Oh... I can just picture it now!!!

Unknown said...

This kit is amazing! I'm sad i missed out, it would have been the perfect set coming up to Christmas.

Jackie said...

Beautiful card!! Yes, I do love the black on the deep red too. I also really like the the wood grain look that stamp gave. Just beautiful!!

Barb Thompson said...

Love the red door and hardware. So cute! Now I guess I have to win it since it is sold out. I guess I was snoozin'

Unknown said...

I love the color combination on your second card. I never would have come up with that.

Nora Noll said...

That red door is fabulous!!! So cool!! The house village scene you created is pretty too. I love the color of the houses!