Good morning! Today is the day…. the release of the May 2018 My Monthly Hero kit! You should have arrived here from the amazing Amy Tsuruta’s blog, and your next stop is the incomparable May Park’s blog. There are so many sweet storybook silhouette images included in this kit, and it’s a bargain at $34.99 (valued at over $70!). These kits frequently sell out, so it’s always a good idea to subscribe if you want to ensure that you’ll get your hands on one! The kit & add-ons go live in the Hero Arts store on Monday May 7th at 1pm eastern/10am pacific. The main kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday May 11th.
This particular kit features an absolutely stunning and intricate tree frame die, to which I added some Copic coloring in this post on the Hero Arts blog. Today, I wanted to use some of the darling add-ons that are now available for purchase! I chose to create a super simple but sweet card using the Besties Stamp & Cut. I combined it with the beautiful and detailed Woodgrain card stock from the Hero Arts store for this ultra-CAS design!
Do you know the song “People Will Say We’re In Love” from Oklahoma? This stamp set reminds me of the line “Granting your wish, I carved our initials on that tree!” So sweet and romantic. I started with a slightly-smaller-than-A2 panel of Hero Arts’s Woodgrain Card Stock and die cut the heart using one of the dies from the Besties Stamp & Cut. I then die cut another heart from regular white card stock and stamped the heart wood slice image from the Besties stamp set using Wet Cement ink. I added the “u+me” using black embossing powder.
Next, I adhered my woodgrain panel to a black A2 card base. I inserted my stamped heart wood slice, creating the illusion of those carved initials from the song. Bonus is that the die cut inlay creates a lovely flat surface, easy for mailing! This card would be adorable for a long distance best friend, too!
Now, for a giveaway!!! We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday, May 13th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! (If you purchase a kit and then win the contest, Hero Arts will reimburse you for your purchased kit!) Here’s the full hop lineup, so you can leave your comments:
The Hero Arts Blog
Emily Midgett<— you are here!
May Sukyong Park
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous Monday!
Betty Dean says
Can’t wait to get this kit! Love simplistic cards.
Using this with the woodgrain cardstock is FABULOUS!
sharon Gullikson says
WOW, that looks great having wood grain behind the wood!
capturing magic of ordinary days says
love the simplicity of your style!
ashley shaffer says
love hero arts wood grain paper. love what you did with it
Your card is beautiful and very elegant !
Love that you paired the woodgrain paper with that stamp!
Very clever to use the wood grain paper as a background on your lovely card! Simply beautiful! Great, now I have to get all the add-ons, too! 😉
Eva N says
Simple is often very lovely; just like your card.
susie sonnier says
What a great kit!!!
This is so simple and beautiful! I love it!
So cute, I love the simplicity of it!
Love the wood grain panel that ties it all together.
Wow. As always, amazing card.
I really want to try the monthly kits but the shipping to the UK is so much that I haven’t taken the plunge yet! This would be amazing.
Shirley A Hutchins says
Beautiful art. Thank you for sharing.
Miriam Baker says
Love the girl on the swing.
Isabel Z says
This kit is absolutely stunning!
What a fun card. Love the wood textured background.
Christina Dauven says
I love this tree ring set it is just the cutest. Very cute card.
Simple and elegant. Great card
Paula Desmarais says
I love your card so simple yet so beautiful
Leanne in Cali says
Very nice card! Loving seeing all of the ideas with this kit and the add-ons. Thanks for sharing with us!!
Joy Meadows says
this is such a cute card, Emily! Love it! Also love the kit.
So much fun
Charlotte Deerborn says
Love this teamed up with the wood grain. Great idea
Rita Montgomery says
Cute card and great kit.
Kirsty Vittetoe says
I love these sweet cards and I can’t wait to play with these new products!
Dana M says
Perfect in it’s simplicity, so much impact. Love the wood grain textured paper to compliment the wood slice.
Woendi Levitt says
Love this. Somple and classic
Melanie Jerome says
I can’t wait to get my kit. Thanks for sharing.
Annette Gordon says
Your card with the woodgrain paper and the the heart with the cross section of a tree is just stunning! My favourite from all the cards on this blog hop! What an amazing add on and an amazing set to go with HA woodgrain paper!
Kelsey Thomas says
Such a cute, elegant card! 🙂
Jacquelyn Harmon says
The woodgrain stamps are so unique, love the card you made.
Lindar C says
Very unique card!
Lovely CAS design–the woodgrain cardstock is the perfect background!
Peggy Pighetti says
Love that Heart stamp on the woodgrain background! Thanks for sharing your lovely card!
Denise Bryant says
Love that heart-shaped tree ring! Pretty card!
Kathy Ferguson says
My granddaughter would love your cards. Either the you and me or BFF would work for her! Your cards are very pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Such a great idea to use the texture cardstock. Lovely.
Fonda Rush says
Using the detailed Woodgrain card stock with this die cut and stamps was pure genius. Very nice!
Ingrid den Hollander says
The kit is amazing! Love the die set
Twylia Bell says
Beautiful use of the kit and add ons!
Wow! Love so much your romantic card!!! <3
I love all of the new ideas!
Becca Yahrling says
This is such a cute & perfect CAS card.
Donna M. says
A precious & sweet card- love the inlay, I want to make one. A great kit!
Karthikha Uday says
Perfect CAS card!! Love it!
Great HA kit! Great card!
Naama E says
So beautiful! The wood grain paper really complements this stamp perfectly, it’s really stunning, thanks for sharing! xx
Angela Robertson says
Love the simplicity of the card with the wood grain background! It can be used for birthdays, Father’s Day, etc. Thanks for sharing!
Stef Perry says
Beautiful CAS card with so much detail! Love the inlay and use of the woodgrain paper.
I’m seriously going to have to check into this kit!!
Marilyn Patrick says
Love this kit! Beautiful card!
Julie Haedtke says
Your card is amazeballs!
Heather Nelson says
Love that you paired the wood grain paper with that stamp! Stunning, yet simple! Love!!!
Marjorie DUMONTIER says
That’s a wonderful CAS card !’
Great simple card! I love this kit – so many fantastic things! Thanks for sharing!
Marisela Delgado says
Cute card =)
ANDREA HASTILOW says
Ace ! Just how romantic is your card, loving it right down to the wood effect paper. Great card, I’d have to have that add on x
Sue D says
This is so sweet–love it!
Victoria Banaszak says
What a cool card. Perfect background.
Jeanne Beam says
Such a pretty card.
Thanks so much for sharing…
This kit has some really awesome stamps and dies in it and I’m excited for mine to ship/arrive!
I adore your CAS style.
Anne Sturgeon says
The add on s are really great also. Love this kit and what you’ve done here.
Victoria Luna says
That card is perfect with the woodgrain cardstock, a hit! Thank you for sharing your talent!
Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo says
Lovely CAS card, the addons for this kit are gorgeous ♥
Lady Joyful says
This is just gorgeous! Love the CAS design.
Heather L DePasquale says
I always forget to use the base card as a border. Very nice. Great kit! Thanks HA!
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful card! Such a great design!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Oh, I love heart against the woodgrain panel! What a beautiful idea! This kit is so pretty and unique!
Denise Ward says
This card would be perfect for mine and my husband’s anniversary next month. He works with wood every day as builds kitchen cabinets and custom furniture. 🙂
Deb Tilton says
I love trees and tree swings and swinging, so I’d love to win this Kit also!
Love your simple and elegant card! Great elements in this new kit and add ons!
Sweet card, love it.