Monday, July 2, 2018

Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!





I'm so excited to be participating in today's Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!  Today is day that the kit and Optional Add-ons hit the Hero Arts Store.  

You should have arrived here from the Hero Arts blog, where the fun begins!  

Check out the July MMH kit:  Sold OUT



Kit contents include
6x8 Clear Stamp set
10 Coordinating Frame Cuts
One - 4.25" x 5.5" Fancy Die
3 Ink Cubes (red Reactive, Blue Reactive, Unicorn White Pigment)
Three - 4" x 6" Chipboard Postcards

Kit Value $72.00
Kit Cost $34.99

Check out the FABulous July Optional Add-ons:



Get Them All - July Add-ons AVAILABLE HERE.

REMEMBER, when the MAIN KIT is gone, it is GONE - SOLD OUT!  Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, July 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, July 8th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week!

Whew!  That's a ton of information but I'm so glad that you made it this far!  I have several projects to share with you so let's get started!

Here's a project that uses the July My Monthly Hero kit:


I went with a retro look with the soft aqua and soft pink colors.  I absolutely love the sentiment's play on words.   I'm definitely a Clean + Simple card designer at heart, all that white space makes me a happy crafter.


I also whipped up a card using the CM295 Hay Party Animals set:


Those guys crack me up!  I am loving the CG747 County Fair Bold Prints!  I used a layer of vellum in between the animals and the County Fair panel so that there was a softer panel underneath the animals.


In case you missed it, I had a Countdown to Creativity post up on the Hero Arts Blog:


I can't wait to hop around and see how everyone was inspired.  Next up is the awesome Clare Prezzia!

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

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Tsuruta 💛
Clare Prezzia
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jennifer McGuire
Kelly Latevola
Laurie Willison
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
May Sukyong Park
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr
Yana Smakula               

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116 comments:

  1. I love what you created! That first card is stunning with the crisp white and subtle pastel coloring.

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  2. I love the cards especially the first one with the soft colors.

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  3. Awe, these are so cute. I love the color scheme.

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  4. Sweet cards! I love the farm animal card - adorable.
    And I love the very soft palette of the first card, too.

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  5. What a wonderful kit and some great cards! I like the clean and simple look of your first card.

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  6. Oh my gosh, the animals on top of each other is adorable!!!!

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  7. I love the aqua & pink you chose. Very retro & very beautiful! The animals are too cute. I'm enamored with the lil piglets.❤ Great cards!!

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  8. LOVE your cards and chosen colors. The "party" animals are adorable. TFS!

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  9. I love the party animals. The grand-kids show their critters at the county fair. This is perfect for them.

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  10. All 3 cards are so pretty. The pastel colors remind me of cotton candy & are nice with this theme.

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  11. I love how you stacked the animal on top of each other and used vellum behind the animals. Cute!

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  12. What pretty cards. Love your colors - the soft aqua is a suprising choice, but really beautiful.

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  13. Cute cards. I like the colors and the adorable animals.

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  14. Love your cards! Simple but absolutely sweet! Definitely did a great job showcasing the kit!

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  15. Love your simple cards and the color theme. I am always compelled to color it all. It’s great top see how well just two colors work.

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  16. Darling cards and
    Love the carnival
    stamps.
    Carla from Utah

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  17. The 1st card colors are so sweet for a baby card.

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  18. Love your cards and the background stamp is wonderful :)

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  19. What fantastic cards! Love the soft pastels that you used. Great work!

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  20. Beautiful! Love the clean and simple look.

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  21. Pretty cards, I love the soft colors in the first card, and the aqua and bright pink in the last two cards.

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  22. Love the retro colors you used on the first card.

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  23. I first card is elegant and beautiful but I love the Hay Party Animals card! I can't help but laugh looking at it and that's always a good thing.... laughter IS the best medicine :)

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  24. Great cards! And the new kit looks like another winner from Hero Arts!

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  25. This is a fun set. Love the cards and your creativity.

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  26. AWWWW! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE these cards! I LOVE the soft pastel colors that you have used for each of the cards! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! And the Hay Party Animals card is just so PRECIOUS!

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  27. Wow. I especially love the stacked animals!

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  28. All these cards are so beautiful and so different! I can't pick one over the other. Nice way to go out with a bang. We'll miss you at the HA releases, but we still know where to find you! :)

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  29. As an oldie(but a goodie) this kit is a memory come true. I can't ride all those wild rides except maybe the merry-go-round, but I sure do remember summers that I did ride them over and over again. The airplane with the banner gave me and idea I would use when giving this card and that is to have the plane puff out Morse Code. Since most people my age would know what it means and then it would give kids the opportunity to look it up on their computer. - .... .- -. -.- ...

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  30. Love your color choices. This stamp set screams retro!!!!

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  31. All your cards are so cute, but the first one is my favorite. Such a great kit!!

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  32. Love what you did with the amusement park card -

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  33. Your cards captured the sweetness of this kit. I adore pastels and you made it work so well in your card!

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  34. I love all these cards but the first one with the pastel and lots of white is my fav.

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  35. Oh wow your cards are so awesome! I especially like the party animals one with all the animals stacked up. Super cute!

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  36. I like the sentiment and roller coaster in the first card.

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  37. Love the cards and colors used on them.

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  38. Love the soft colors. Also love how clean your cards are.

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  39. Can't wait to get my kit. Love the stacked up animals and the way you've used the background stamp.

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  40. Love the colors you used on the first card! Love the other pretty cards too, what a great kit!

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  41. I was taken by the way you used the soft colors for the Fair card.....soft and sweet....thank you so much.

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  42. Super fun and sweet cards! I love you soft color palette and clean designs.

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  43. The party animal card is my favorite!!!!

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  44. I love the color scheme and the clean look of the first card. inspiring!

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  45. Love love love loveeeeeeeeeeee these! LOVING the rides and the animals are ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  46. I finally got to order a kit... woooo hooo... love the cards...

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  47. Your cards are beautiful and very inspiring !

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  48. What fun your carnival creations are. Especially like the cute critter ones.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  49. I love the soft coloring of the first card

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  50. CUTE cards, I love this fun summer kit!

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  51. I love the adorable animals card!

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  52. We love the state fair go every year so this kit will be well used thanks for the great ideas Love the animal pile

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  53. Love that card with the pig add-on from this release. I'm really trying to restrain myself, but I may need to splurge on this one.

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  54. WOW Amy... those cards are fun, fabulous, and cute. I LOVE each of them.
    This kit is fun.

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  55. Amy, I LOVE YOUR WORK! And your photography with this set is great! with the yellow plate behind. I love the rollercoaster card the most!

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  56. Love the subtle colours and the designs are great. TFS & being in the blog hop. Xx

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  57. Love the retro look. The animals are are cute too.

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  58. What wonderful card, thanks for the inspiration

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  59. Wonderful cards. I loved the first one. Simple and elegant!

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  60. All of your cards are simply amazing, Amy! Love the first one best!

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  61. Love your cards! I love that this is such a different collection - it just says summer fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  62. Fabulous cards! I love the tower of animals!

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  63. What great cards! I love the color scheme on your first card, and the tower of animals is so fun :)

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  64. Great way to use the Hay Party Animals. So cute!

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  65. I think the first one is just beautiful with the minimal pastel colors

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  66. The colors you used are so sweet and kind. Love all of you cards.

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  67. Love the colors you used on these projects. Very cute!

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  68. The background of your card is just beautiful! I'm loving this lit!

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  69. This kit is so much fun! My favorite of your cards is the first one. I love the softness of it, which is very different from the blaring lights you typically see at a carnival.

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  70. I love the pastels with black and white!! This kit is just perfect for summer projects

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  71. These cards are fabulous! I love the first one with the mint!

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  72. I love the colors in your cards, there is awesome!!!

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  73. Wow! Gorgeous set of cards!!! I'm totally in love for your first one! Combo of colors and the design are simply amazing!!!

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  74. All the cards are looking awesome!

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  75. This month's kit is all about summer!! Love the pun sentiments!

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  76. Trying this one more time! Because you ROCK!!!!!! I love all your work!

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  77. Amy - I enjoyed all your cards shown here! I love how the sentiment set against the carnival ride backdrop is sure to bring a smile to your face, even if you are going through a hard time! This is a great kit!

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  78. Your cards are adorable Amy! I love the color combinations you chose. The white and aqua are gorgeous! You are the bestest! Thanks for being part of this blog hop!

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  79. I adore the color combos you chose! All of the cards are lovely. What a great use of the this kit!

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  80. Simply gorgeous samples with July's kit and ad ons!! Love the retro colors on the main set, and adorable card with the Hay Party animals.And the last card is adorable with the silhouette of the rides with the airplane! Great cards all!!! Love the soft colors!

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  81. Fantastic cards! The CAS look on the first is wonderful and I love that background stamp on the other ones.

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  82. Great card--I'm so in love with those cute farm animals! What a great kit from HA!

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  83. Great cards.
    Love the stack of animals on the
    second card. The colors on all
    of them are so pretty.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. Wow you've been get. I'm glad I don't have to pick a favourite as they're all fabulous . Xxx

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  85. Love, love, love the non-traditional colors you used!

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  86. I love all of the new ideas!

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  87. love the pastel card! Thanks for sharing.

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  88. All of your cards are so pretty, but the very first one with the pretty touch of blue is my favorite! It's so subtle and fresh! Very pretty!

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  89. Your cards are so pretty & fun, loving your party animals card very cute & fun. This kit brings back loads of teenage summer carnival memories & the party noises, bright lights & smells x

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  90. Fabulous cards and such a fun kit this month! ♥

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  91. Love your choice of colors, fun cards!

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  92. Sooo, cute and love the add ons!

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  93. Such adorable cards! Thanks for sharing..

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  94. awesome kit, awesome cards!

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  95. Love your fun cards. Those animals standing on top of each other are so cute!

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  96. Great kit and love your creations! The animals on top of each other is adorable! Thanks for sharing.
    Karenajo

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  97. My fav is your first card. Just lovely

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  98. Another amazing release. Great patterns and designs. I just love it, so fun.

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  99. Both cards are very nice! The retro colors and really interesting on your first card. Those stacked animals really catch my eye and that is a darn cute card.

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  100. July's kit is so fun. Love the retro!

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  101. I prefer a CAS card making style too! Love the color palette you chose! Definitely gives a retro vibe!

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  102. Oh how cute......I love the party animals card.... Really cute

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Cheers,
~amy~