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Good morning again!! You should have arrived here from the crazy talented Yana Smakula’s blog. Today’s the day! The March My Monthly Hero is finally available for purchase! The Creative Team has been tantalizing you with projects for the last several days…. isn’t this kit just fantastic? Truly a must-have. (And I don’t say that lightly!) These kits frequently sell out in the first twenty-four hours, so if you’re even a little on the fence, err on the side of caution and purchase yours ASAP!
This kit is chock full of fabulous basics perfect for a beginning stamper or an experienced crafter:
6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
4 Fancy Word Dies
7 Fancy Shape Dies
4 8.5″ x 5.5″ Sheets Basic Kraft Cardstock (80 lb cover)
4 8.5″ x 5.5″ Sheets Basic White Cardstock (80 lb cover)
4 8.5″ x 5.5″ Sheets Basic Black Cardstock (80 lb cover)
Sparkly Sequins 1.5 oz
Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder 0.5 oz
Unicorn White Ink Cube
Kit Value: The value of the kit is $70, but it is sold at $34.99. Fabulous value, right? Those word dies alone are worth it, in my view! Plus all of the other fabulous extras you get…. icing on the cake!
I used several of the main elements of the kit in my Countdown post yesterday, which you can see here, and today I’ve combined some of the main kit pieces with some of the add ons along with some older Hero Arts sets. I love when new and old pieces can work together seamlessly! I created a baby card duet for today’s Blog Hop using the add-on Alphabet Window Fancy Die. Any time I see anything “alphabet” it immediately makes me think…. kids… baby…. baby card! Let’s get started with the details!
One of my favorite ways to use detailed cover plate dies like the Alphabet Window Fancy Die is to create a subtly textured white-on-white background. For this first project, I started by die cutting the Alphabet Window Fancy Die from plain white card stock and mounting it on an A2 card base. I stamped the darling little elephant (and several other critters) from Fun in the Rain onto some watercolor paper using sticky black ink, then heat embossed it in clear and cut it out with the coordinating Frame Cuts. I watercolored my critters using the Zig Clean Color markers and a damp paintbrush.
For the greeting, I die cut one of the flagged banners from the included dies in the main kit and stamped a sentiment from the older Little One stamp set in black. I also cut a gorgeous scripty “hello” die from some black card stock. I adhered the hello die cut with dimensional adhesive, then added the elephant using dimensional foam adhesive. I snipped off the end of the flagged die cut and nestled it beneath the elephant. The last little touch was to add a few Blue Ombre sequins to help the blue umbrella pop even more.
For this next project, I used the same Fun in the Rain stamp set to color a little duckie family (side note- as a mom of twins, I always love finding/seeing baby cards that are geared towards families with multiples. This little duck family is just perfect for a baby shower card for a family getting ready to welcome multiples! Also, my baby shower theme was “Make Way for Ducklings” and this card would have been perfect haha!) I repeated the process for the card base, die cutting the new Alphabet Window Fancy Die from white card stock and adhering it to a white card base. Next, I stamped the sweet Winnie The Pooh sentiment from Little One onto a rectangle of card stock and matted it with black card stock. I adhered both the greeting and the little duck family using dimensional adhesive.
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you have gotten some inspiration from my projects! I think the March My Monthly Hero kit is going to be an awesome addition to your stamp collection. Remember, these are limited edition kits, so if you are waffling about whether to buy it or not, just go ahead and get it in case it sells out! Once they’re gone, they’re gone! You can also subscribe to ensure that you will receive your My Monthly Hero kit.
You also have the opportunity to win a kit from Hero Arts! All you have to do to be entered in the giveaway is leave a comment on the blog hop stops. One random winner will be selected from amongst the comments on ALL blogs, so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win your own kit! The giveaway closes on March 11th at 11:59 pm, and the winner will be announced the next day. (Hero Arts is so awesome that if you’ve already purchased your kit, they will reimburse you for your purchase if you are the random winner!) Your next stop is the fabulous Wanda Guess. Here’s the full blog lineup:
The Hero Arts Blog
Emily Midgett<—- you are here
Have a marvelous day, friends! Thanks for stopping by!
Debbie LeMarbre says
These are adorable Love them!
Your cards are really cute !
Sweet cards. Thank you for sharing.
Lindar C says
These cards are so sweet! Fantastic release!
Elly Booij says
joy meadows says
Love this kit and your cards are so sweet!
Gail Scott says
I will take the Elephant – both are lovely but love that elephant – and the background die for both – TFS
Lovely cards. This kit is so versatile.
Cindy Pratt says
Love these cards. They are so cute.
Kelsey Thomas says
These cards are so cute! 🙂
Sharon Perehudoff says
Cute cards! Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.
Sue D says
Cute cards. I like the white on white alphabet backgrounds.
Kirsty Vittetoe says
I love these cute, beautiful designs.
Such adorable baby cards.
Deborah W says
Your cards are so great and so sweet.
Laurie Fleuette says
Very cute cards! Thanks for sharing.
ELizabeth Roberts says
I just love the elephant!
Beautiful! Thank you for participating in the hop – happy to have stumbled upon your blog!
Sharon Gullikson says
Oh, I am in love with your cards. The animals are so sweet!! And your coloring is wonderful. Nice
Adorable! Thanks for sharing!
jen forster says
Super cute! Love the ducks – your coloring is so perfect!
These are such sweet cards! I love this new kit and the add-ons are fabulous this time.
These cards are adorable.
Helen Gullett says
Emily, they are super adorable cards!!!!
I love how you combined the background die cut with the sweet animals!
Laurie Brown says
Super cute cards!! I really really like that cover plate!!!
Billie A says
Your cards are darling. I am loving the alphabet die. The cute critters are just darling.
Eva N says
These cards are adorable. I love your use of the card front dies to add interest to the backgrounds.
Debbie Barba says
Fantastic baby cards! Love that alphabet die! Fantastic HA kit! A card makers must have!
Woendi Levitt says
Soooo cute. Love that background die
Great use if add ones! Thanks for sharing
Mona Eubank says
cute idea to use the Alpha die for a baby card.
Really love the little elephant with the umbrella, super cute. Thanks for sharing.
Robin L says
Your cards are fantastic. The kit looks amazing.
Cindy C. says
Super adorable cards, the Alphabet Window Fancy Die makes a great background.
Dana M says
Adorable cards! The alphabet window die is the perfect companion for these sweet images.
Jessica Stull says
Such cute cards! Love this new kit!
Melanie B. says
So cute! I never would’ve thought about the alphabet background for baby cards! Thank you!
Starr Patrick says
Stunning cards, thank you for sharing
Karthikha Uday says
Beautiful cards 🙂 I love the background!!
So sweet. I love all the little animals and that alphabet die cut background is amazing for so many things. Thanks for the ideas.
Leanne in Cali says
Cute ideas with these great new products! Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop.
Adorable baby cards!
Love your clean & cute card!
Awesome. So adorable. Totally need the Alphabet Window die.
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful cards! Love that alpha window die for your backgrounds!
Angel Arce says
Agree. White-on-white backgrounds are easy but super classy. Love them too! This month’s kit is really awesome! Excited to get mine!
Martha A Miller says
Such a playful card, great use of the alpha background. I too love white on white
Rhonda Rushing says
Such sweet, cute cards.
Such cute cards! Love how you created the background for these with those dies. Simply beautiful!! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Krystal Showalter says
Your cards are so adorable! Thank you for sharing.
Tara Prince says
Wow!!! Beautiful cards!!!
These cards just tug on my heartstrings! Precious!
Really sweet baby cards! Love the use of the alphabet cover die.
Sally Ann says
Wow! Super sweet cards!! Now I want to buy the whole release!
Simply darling! What a great kit!
Lisa A creations says
That alphabet die is awesome! I love the add-ons from this month’s kit.
Absolutely adorable cards. The alphabet die background is fantastic.
Teri S. says
Oh goodness! Your baby cards are perfect! I just had to make one for a baby boy. This is a great kit!
Christina Dauven says
I love how you mixed kits and the result is adorable .
Sarah M says
Love your cards and this kit!
Liz McAllister says
You used one of my favorite quotes by AAMIln! Love that stampset too!
Rosemary D says
Heather DePasquale says
So cute! Love the alphabet window die! So many possibilities with this new kit and add-ons. Thanks to all!
Cynthia Cole says
Love all of your cards!
Beth Holt says
Adorable cards! CAS with a pop of color, stunning!
Lady Joyful says
Your cards are so sweet!
Annette Gordon says
Love those baby cards! And there is always a baby shower to go too. So just love those extra Hero Art stamp sets and dies.
Kathy Mc says
Such sweet baby cards, Emily! Alphabets make me think of school and teachers but babies work, too.
I love your cards using the white backgrounds and the coloring. Lovely!!
Jeanne Beam says
Really adorable cards. Love the alphabet die. Thanks for sharing…
Ingrid den Hollander says
Very pretty cards. I like the abc background
Dana N says
I love your sweet and adorable cards! They’re beautiful! This month’s Hero Arts kit is awesome.
Carolyn S says
I love using the alphabet for baby cards and yours are so adorable! This is a super great kit!
Adorable cards! I can see I’m going to have to invest in some of the add-ons this month!
Sheri K says
Great cards-love the elephant!
Cristina Wu says
It is so nice to see how you combined different products in your cards. Very beautiful.
Engineered Baker says
So cute! Oddly enough, I need a lot of baby cards, but those are the hardest to make for me! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Annette Reed says
What adorable cards! This die makes a great background for a baby card. Great idea!
MELISSA FRIEDRICH says
Super adorable cards, love that die cut background too!
What sweet baby cards. Love the alphabet background.
I LOVE how you have incorporated the images from last year’s set! (I have them, so it helps me get more use from them). . THANK YOU!
Cheryl Igel says
Thanks for the great ideas! Will have to add tbe Little One stamp set to my wish list! I don’t have many for babies and this is really cute =)
Miriam Prantner says
Such sweet cards! I love that coverplate and especially love the cute little ducks with that A. A. Milne quote.
Stephanie Z says
Cute card 🙂
Very sweet cards. Thank you
Very fun and adorable cards. This new kit is wonderful for so many occasions!
April Rogers says
Oh my goodness, both are just precocious! Very sweet and so cute.
TFS I love your take on these.
Jackie Price says
Fabulous cards!! That elephant and those little ducks are just too cute. That cover plate die has reaĺly grown on me – thanks to your 2 cards here.
So pretty! Your colors are amazing! Thank you for your inspiring ideas!
Jolene Fails says
So pretty! You have some fantastic ideas. Thank you for sharing! (I left a comment earlier with the wrong email (hotmail) address. You can delete that. Sorry!!)
Marisela Delgado says
I LOVE baby elephants! So cute
Denise Kasbohm says
What wonderful ideas. I love the elephant and baby boy card.
Adorable cards! Great use of the Alphabet die!
Heidi N says
This kit rocks – cute cards
Karen L K says
Those are some precious cards! Such cute little critters!
Tanja S. says
Very sweet cards. I like the sentiments as well as the design.
ASHLEY H says
Love the simplicity of the white on white. Beautiful cards!
DUMONTIER Marjorie says
That’s a super sweet duo of cards !!
F. Andre says
Lovely cards. The alphabet die is so versatile.
Suz Gray says
Great cards. I love the white on white