Monday, August 6, 2018

Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!




I'm so excited to be participating in today's Hero Arts August 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 Amy Kolling's!  If not, you'll want to start at the Hero Arts Blog where all the fun begins!

Check out the August MMH kit 


Kit Contents:
(One) 6 x 8 Clear Stamp Set
(One) 3.5 x 4.5 Window Fancy Die
11 Coordinating Frame Cuts
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen 0.5 fl. oz.
White Puff Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.
(Two) 5.5 x 8.5 Sheets of coffee & Tea Hand Dyed Decorative paper

Kit Value $77.00
Kit Cost $34.99

Check out the FABulous August Optional Add-ons:




Get Them All - August Add-ons AVAILABLE HERE.

REMEMBER, when the MAIN KIT is gone, it is GONE - SOLD OUT!  Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, August 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. (Hero Arts will reimburse if the winner has already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, August 12th 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!  If you've been following me for any length of time, you know that I might be a bit of a coffee-a-holic.  I have several projects to share with you so let's get started!

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


The coffee cups and coffee art/sentiment are from the Main Kit.  They've been stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black and colored with alcohol markers.  The coffee art/sentiment have been heat embossed in white.

The background uses the fun new  CG748 Distressed Tile Bold PrintsIt's been heat embossed in copper.  The sheen is amazing!

My card was inspired by the Color Throwdown:


My next card uses the sweet DI566 Spill the Tea set and coordinating Frame Cuts.


Yup, I had fun with that set!  I started off with a panel from the Foliage Paper Layering pack.  I knew I wanted to use the CG749 Floral Doily Bold Prints.  The detail work on that is GORGEOUS.  It has been heat embossed in white.


All the images have been stamped with Intense Black and colored with various alcohol markers.  I'm such a fan of clustering images.  Do you spy the lemon and the beautiful silver spoon?  The addition of the sentiment balances out the card.  The extra trim is from a clipped frame I made using the Nesting Postage Stamps + Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies.

My card was inspired by Fab Friday:


I could have shared a TON of projects because this particular release is my FAVORITE.  I managed to design just one more.  I'm a true fan of the infinity dies collection and I'm a happy crafter that Hero Arts released the Tea Pots + Cups with handles!


So I used the new DI565 Cups and Handles Infinity DiesDo you spy some other infinity dies in my design?  The tea bag is made from a Tag Infinity Die using vellum.


The sentiment has been stamped on a Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die.  Any guesses what it was stamped on?  I used an upcycled Starbucks coffee sleeve.

The Cup has been cut from a panel from the Sunshine Paper Layering Pack.  I heat embossed the Hero Florals - Nasturtium bloom in white.    The Deco Pattern Stencil has been used with modeling paste for added texture.

That's it for me!  Next up is the awesome Clare!  If you get lost along the way, here's the full hop listing:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Kolling
Amy Tsuruta ๐Ÿ’š
Clare Prezzia
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Kelly Latevola
Laurie Willison
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr
Wanda Guess
Yana Smakula

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119 comments:

Unknown said...

Hi Amy; thanks for sharing! I love the way you used the distressed tiles bold print stamp.

Elaine said...

I love the tea cups - I have never purchased nesting dies like this and have now added them to my order. Thank you for the great inspiration.

lulyg said...

The tea bag with the vellum looks amazing! I love tea and I am so excited to see all the options!

Emily said...

Wow, they are all amazing. I am loving the floral doily background.

Cynthia Cole said...

All three cards are so cute and creative!

Karen H said...

Amy, your cards are awesome. Love your designs especially the embossed cup using the Nesting Cup die. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Debbie Rumpza said...

Love the cards you created with this release! I love the foam designs so much! Can't wait to get this kit!

mom2five said...

LOVE this kit!! This would be an amazing kit to own... especially since I live in a coffee loving part

Carolina said...

ooh, it's making me wish fall was here already! great cards! this kit is gonna be awesome!

Heather said...

What a cute collection of tea goodies, and in fun colors, too! I love eclectic tea services, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Lauren Z. said...

Pretty cards! I have to agree with you...This release has been my favorite too!

Deb Selby said...

Great set of cards. Love that bold print in copper

bzyPTmom said...

What a fun new kit from Hero Arts and what a great bunch of cards you've made from it. Thanks for inspiring us.

cjs said...

Very nice cards, especially the yellow tea cup.

bkazoo said...

Great cards. Love the use of the color throw down elementy

Unknown said...

I enjoyed your cards and especially the tea bag made with tag die and vellum!

Becca Yahrling said...

Oooh, lots of great cards, Amy! I'm a birdie lover, so the 2nd one is my favorite (my little green parrot sits with me every day as I have my coffee! And right now, he's sitting atop the computer screen. lol). I got my kit ordered - yay!

Katherine said...

Love the take on the background stamp - just a small bit...looks great! TFS!

Karen L K said...

Wow those are some really nice cards with all different looks! Nice colors and nice use of the background stamps and decorating the teacup with flowers. All good!

Becky said...

Beautiful cards. I love the background stamps, too. Great kit this month. TFS.

Martha Herrera said...

Fabulous cards!
Thank for the inspiration.

sharon g said...

Oh, I LOVE the bird with the tea cup. So cute!!!

Show Us The World said...

I am loving all three of these cards! The first one is one that my husband would love, so am going to try to do one with my own twist for him. Thank you for sharing!

Marisa said...

The tea-rific birthday card is my favorite!

Lucy E. said...

Awesome release and cards!
I love that they got smart and
added dies to cut the handles for
the cups and teapot. My set doesn’t
have them. Love the green cluster
card :-)

karenb said...

Great designs!

donna mikasa said...

Hero Arts should have named this the Amy T Card Kit! So fabulous, so YOU!

Jennifer said...

Love what you did the new die!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

My favorite was the tea cup with that beautiful lace doily stamped background...very pretty....both cards were nice.....thank you so much.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like the tea pot & cup dies. Placed my order. Looking fwd to receiving Aug kit + add-ons.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. I love the Floral Doily.

Nora Noll said...

Oh wow!! I Love all of your lovely cards!! I think my favorite is the last card with the yellow cup. STUNNING design!!

Sandy Small said...

Great cards! I really enjoy the Hero Arts MMH kit release each month, and seeing all the inspiration.

CindyRomanDaversa said...

So so so fabulous!!!

Art Conquers said...

Beautiful cards and thanks for the inspiration ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love your tea card! So creative! They all are wonderful!

Stef Perry said...

I love this kit too, thanks for the great inspiration!

_chevron2 said...

This was a' latte' examples of cards-love!

CarlavdM said...

Amy all 3 of your cards are as always just wonderfull.
The tea one is my favorite ;o)

Amanda Fitterer said...

Love love LOVE that last card with the yellow mug! Adorable! Your other blog posts are super cute too! Love your style!

Cindy Holmes said...

GORGEOUS CARDS! just so feminine I love it! And the colors/coloring for each card is just so beautiful looking!

cghundley said...

Oh how amazing all
your cards are! Love
the distressed back
ground on the first
one.
Carla from Utah

Kelsey Thomas said...

I love your cards! :) They are beautiful.

Geri S said...

Love your cards - especially the one with the tiles...wouldn't have thought to use only part of it - great idea! Love this month's kit!

mandalj said...

All your cards are fantastic - I especially love the vellum teabag in the teacup of the last card!

The Lady Cage said...

Love all your cards. This kit is just amazing.

Sue D said...

I like your colorful and creative card designs.

nonnacindy said...

Love your cards.

StampinLouie said...

Love all the cards and the colors are amazing.

Unknown said...

I'm trying to talk myself out of NEEDING the cups and teapots infinity dies. You are not helping! Great cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh WoW, love your cards, Amy!!

Christine said...

What a fun coffee release! I love the backgrounds on your cards!

Carmen O. said...

Your cards are amazing! I just love this kit. Beautifully done.

Anna Rodgers said...

Wow! Beautiful and inspirational cards! I love this month’s release and I wish I could buy it all!

Leanne in Cali said...

These backgrounds are great and so versatile! Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards with us on this fun blog hop!!

Allie said...

What a great kit! I especially love your sweet big tea cup - great projects!

fabulousfeline said...

Love the tea cup card

Unknown said...

The floral doily background is amazing.

Arianna Barbara said...

Love how you use this fabulous kit!!! Beautiful cards!!!

Unknown said...

What a fun kit to play with!

Dawn J said...

Love the tea cup and the multi layers. What a fun idea to use the cup sleeve as part of your design.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!!! These are all GORGEOUS!! LOVING that little birdie on the second one!! Happy birthday eve!!!!!!!!!!

Cindi said...

Great cards. I think I may have to breqk down and buy the add-on background stamp!

Andrea Hastilow said...

As I'm a day late doing this I think I've got the correct date to say Happy Birthday !
Great card selection, all are fabulous but my favourite must be the first with that great coffee coloured background texture .Thanks for the share.

Cindy C. said...

Lovely, lovely cards Amy!!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I think Hero Arts has been listening to you Amy!! This kit is perfection and I bought it as soon as it was out! LOVED your creativity and thanks for using so many of the add-ons!! Didn't get any but may buy later!

Emagine said...

What an awesome kit and add ons - I loved your designs the cut out and stamps cup is so lovely

Robin P said...

OMG your cards are stunning. I really want that fancy doily background stamp. Your a genius upscaling the Starbucks coffee wrapper. I never have even thought of that. Thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

awesome cards - love the samples and designs:)

LittleSher said...

Ooooo. I really like the Infinity tea cup dies. Nice embellishment stamp on the tea cup.

Krock said...

Love your cards. Love this kit. So fun!

Amanda Mertz said...

The white doily on the green background is a beautiful design and your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Celeste Goff said...

Amy, your cards are simply stunning!

Sherrie J. said...

Love, love your card creations with this kit. I've already ordered my kit. Finally, I'm in time...BEFORE it's no longer available!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the brown "doily" under the
teacups. Looks great. The
little bird and cup are so
delicate looking. Fun kit.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kim Potts said...

Beautiful cards! I agree, there are so many possibilities with this kit! Love!

Lizzie said...

great job with all.

Brand6 Duncan said...

Ever coffee lovers dream kit. Your cards are stunning. I love how you only used part of the background stamp. It is a very cool look.

Stephanie said...

All your cards are wonderful! I like the doily and the teacup die :)

SMWhite said...

Such cute cards and I love how this kit was perfect for the challenges!

Kari Hansen said...

Looks like a great kit. I seem to be as addicted to coffee stamp sets as I am to coffee itself! Thanks for sharing a creative way to use this kit! My favorite is the teacup die cut card. So cute.

Sherry Butcher said...

i always think coffee but I know several people that only drink tea so I need this set to include them. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Day said...

Three very different cards! Very pretty, Amy :o)

stampwithamyk said...

Such beautiful cards! Love your designs and the tea theme! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Karthikha said...

Awesome cards!! I love the detail on the doily background, it is so intricate and beautiful! :)

Lea Lawson said...

Such fun cards, Amy!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such wonderful cards! Great release.
Thanks for sharing...

Sue L. said...

Oh my gosh Amy, Hero Arts made this set JUST FOR YOU!!!! LOVE your cup of tea. So pretty. ♡

Paper Gems by Jules said...

Whether it's coffee, tea or hot chocolate... this stamp set is for anyone and EVERYONE! Love what you did with them. So cute.

Michelle H said...

I really enjoyed how you used the background stamp on the first card. It’s not always necessary to used the whole stamp. Great job on all three.

Brianna J said...

Wow, fantastic cards! That first background is great, I love the selective use of the background stamp. The die cut cuppa is lovely, too.

Cheriese said...

Great cards! Awesome new release!!

Alanna said...

Love these cards! Such great ways to use this release!

Michelle Brown said...

WOW, I just love your cards!! I really LOVE the doily background stamp, I cannot wait to get it!

Jenine said...

Beautiful cards! I love both the tile bold print background that you chose and the new doily background for the more feminine of the cards!

sawarisbliss said...

subtle colors and amazing results! the tea bag and the corresponding tag is brilliant.

Laurie said...

Love the textured backgrounds and the upcycling of the Starbucks cup holder. You have inspired me to use my vellum more.

Henriรซtte said...

Awesome cards Amy, I love the background you made for the first card with the CG748 Distressed Tile Bold Prints stamp, great idea to use it partly. The second card is a real card for tea lovers, gorgeous. And your third card is simply stunning! Thank you for all your time and effort to show these beauties.

Lagene said...

Awesome release! I love your projects! I especially love the sweet bird and teacup card!

Unknown said...

All of these cards are beautiful! I have fallen in love with the intricate details on the doily background stamp. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas. Love the little bird and cup, great colors.

Helen Gullett said...

Amy, they are fantastic and amazing cards.
My favorite is the beautiful cup with floral stamp.
Thank you for the inspirations, my friend.

Unknown said...

The upcycled coffee sleeve is brilliant! I love that last card the most with the soft yellow teacup, tea bag, and subtle background. Thanks for sharing :)

Erika said...

I like how you used the distress tile bold print. Your cards with the teapot infinity dies are cute.

Shelly said...

These are FABULOUS, Amy! Love them!

Angei said...

What a fabulous job! I love the vellum tea bag! I also like how realistic the coffee looks in the cups!

karenajo said...

Partial stamping of the tile background in copper, white embossed doily background, awesome coloring, vellum tea bag and Starbuck's coffee sleeve for sentiment tag - wow, love them all !

Helen F. said...

What a wonderful HA Kit for a coffee-holic!;-) your cards are all fabulous, Amy. I am especially drawn to your second card "Spill The Tea"!

Dorcas said...

This is a great kit! Loving the coffee inspirations that we can all relate to . Beautiful work!

Tindaloo said...

Fantastic cards, awesome kit this time, loving the coffee n tea theme :)

DJ said...

I'm loving this release, so many options! Your cards are beautiful! TFS!

D.Ann C said...

Your card using Spill the Tea and the Floral Doily just makes my heart happy! Love it!!

Marisa said...

This kit warms my heart, love it!

Dana M said...

Fabulous cards! So fun and sweet. Love the partial background on the first card to ground your images.

Kris in Alaska said...

I do love how you use those backgrounds! Really adds to the cards!

Fikreta said...

great cards!
hugs

Libby Hickson said...

Lovely cards Amy, I love them!

gmongenel said...

I love coffee and this kit! I can’t wait to receive mine! Thank you HA and design team for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

You made a great variety of designs and they’re all beautiful !
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