Good morning! Today is the monthly Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Blog Hop celebrating the fabulous new My Monthly Hero kit! This month, we are featuring a beautiful holiday kit, chock full of gorgeous vintage-y holiday images! For today’s hop, you should have arrived from Debi Adam’s blog, and your next stop is Ilina Crouse’s blog! The My Monthly Hero kits are always an excellent value, and this month is no exception. Here’s a sneak peek at the full kit:
Absolutely fabulous, right?! The full 6×8 stamp set with gorgeous snowy images… the beautiful sparkly paper… and can we just talk about the iridescent shimmer watercolor?! A fantastic value that is worth over $70 retail is available for purchase now for only $34.99! 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, October 1 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, October 5, 2018.
I have a couple of projects for you today, featuring both the kit and a few of the add-ons available for purchase today, as well. First up: A wintry, romantic shaker made using the sweet skating pair from the kit, some mistletoe, and some gorgeous chunky glitter. Let’s get started with the details!
To start, I stamped the skating pair, mistletoe, and frozen pond from this month’s My Monthly Hero kit onto some white, Copic-friendly card stock using Intense Black ink, then die cut the individual pieces with the coordinating dies included in the kit. I colored them with my Copic markers in coordinating color combination, also adding some sparkle pen to the frozen pond to make it really icy.
To create the shaker, I die cut a circle using the Circle Infinity Dies from another piece of white card stock, then backed it with acetate. I stamped the greeting from the main kit at the bottom, again using Intense Black Ink. After my sentiment had been stamped, I added some foam tape to the the back of my window panel, filled my shaker with some Snowfall Glitter, die cuts from the Snowfall Confetti Cuts cover plate, and some white sequins from Hero Arts. I added the frozen pond to the card front first, then added the ice skating couple and mistletoe to complete my snowy little scene. Wouldn’t this card be just perfect for newlyweds to send for their first Christmas together?
For my second project today, I wanted to whip up some quick little tags to get started on my tag stash for this holiday season. We have some fantastic new tag dies as add-ons this month, and you don’t need to add a whole lot to them to create a cute little gift topper. For the new Ornament Tag, I simply die cut it from white card stock, then added a background using the new Delicate Snowflakes Bold Print background using light gray ink and a sentiment using the new Merry and Bright Messages in dark gray, finishing it off with some black twine. For the tree, I used the new Tree Tags Fancy die cut from some more white card stock, then heat embossed a greeting from the new Peace, Love, and Joy stamp set using silver embossing powder. To add some color, I blended some Aegean ink over the top to create a vibrant green Christmas tree. Some twine at the top finished it off. Simple and quick enough that I won’t be saddened when they are casually thrown in the trash along with the wrapping paper at Christmas haha!
Well, that’s all for me today! The holidays are in full swing in my craft room, even if it is 80* outside haha!
Now for some fun giveaway information! Hero Arts is giving away an October My Monthly Hero kit to one lucky winner (and if you purchase a kit and then win, they will reimburse you!). All you have to do to enter is comment on the blog hop posts. The more comments you leave, the more chances to you have to win! Here’s the full lineup in case you get lost:
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Thanks so much for dropping by today! Happy hopping!
Cheryl Robertson says
What a cute card and tags! This kit looks amazing!
Kelly Parker Designs says
love your card! it is so precious! thank you for sharing.
Rose Mary Smalley says
Awesome kit. I cannot wait to get it.. your card was just stellar..also loved those sweet tags. Thank you so much for sharing.
Nelissa Winters says
Beautiful card and tag.
Pam Sparks says
oh, I LOVE these skaters and what a cute shaker card and cute tags!
Love your shaker card! The sparkle is so pretty with the skaters!
Dee Earnshaw says
gorgeous card and tag – thanks for the inspiration:)
linda ogburn says
love this card so sweet
Elizabeth D. says
This kit looks amazing!!! I sure hope I get one in time. Beautiful card!!!!
Cheryl Rigney says
Your card is so sweet!! I love tags. Thanks for sharing.
Kelly Santi says
So in love! your card is simply enchanting !! Such beautiful coloring and elegance to your card ! TFS!
So very gorgeous! I love shakers and this one is just so
romantic. Love the mistletoe.
Karen Hale says
Delightful shaker card and fabulous tags. Love the skating characters in the new kit
Mary G says
What a sweet card!! Great tags too.
Nicki Wong says
I really enjoy the shaker card. This kit is loaded with great possibilities.
Cindy C. says
Very sweet card, and the tags are delightful!
Sherri Lang says
Love that shaker card. Might inspire me to finally make one. And the tags are fabulous also.
Peggy M says
Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!
Sam Burnett says
Wonderful shaker card, and the tags – too cute! TFS!!
Really, really like your ice skater shaker card! Such wonderful bling and shine upon it. The tags are great because they can be ornaments too! TFS!
Lovely card and tags!
Cindy Wilson says
So simple but effective. I find shaker cards enchanting but not the easiest to do. However I will be inspired.
Sharon L. says
Lovely card, especially liking the shaker elements.
Just stunning! I love the shaker part! Beautifully done
Stephanie G says
I love this card! Maybe my favorite so far. Almost a snow globe and so cute.
Karthikha Uday says
Aww that is such a sweet darling scene!! Fantastic card and I love that shaker! Also, the tags are simple yet beautiful 🙂
Gail Sillers says
Such a cute card. Love the sparkle.
Karen in Florida says
I think this release is amazing!! Your card, with the beautifully drawn boy & girl, is just lovely. And it’s a shaker too!!! yay! Hero Arts has outdone themselves!
Kirsty Vittetoe says
I love it all!!
Mary Lee Makinen says
i love shaker cards. This one shows how cold it is!!
ReNae Allen says
How pretty! You have put me in the holiday spirit!
Kathryn S says
Isn’t the kit amazing?! Love the fun shaker and the beautiful tags
Becky Schneider says
Beautiful! Love this white shaker ice skating card!
Love the mistletoe on the shaker card!
The ice skating card is so nostalgic and seems to be almost a snow globe.
I love it a lot!
I love the shaker card, it’s so sweet!
Mirian de Vos says
I love this set😍
Jeanette Butler says
Adorable shaker card and the tags are so cute too
Awesome Xmas card and adorable tags!!! It’s really a magical kit!!!
I love this new set so much! So many good ideas!
Beautiful CARD! And I agree it would be a great card for newlyweds on their first Christmas. Thanks for Sharing.
Moira Galarneau says
Love the shaker card and the tags are so festive.
Rachelle A. says
This is a stunning card, just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it!
Maxine M says
This kit has some wonderful stamps and dies to get creative with. Nice card design.
Thats a really sweet card. Love the simple tags too.
What a beautiful card, I can just imagine how much fun it is to watch the snow shake in real life.
You have created a very sweet shaker card with this month’s kit, love that cute skating couple.
Crimson Owl Creations says
This is SO pretty! I love the color palette, and the little skaters are really cute! There is so much glitter and shine against that pretty, clean white snowy background! I love this!
Linda S. says
I love the snowy background behind the skaters. Your quick and simple tags are a great idea too. I always have leftover paper from card making, I think the tags could work for that. Thanks.
Evelyn Burton says
I love your shaker card – such a beauty – great background for the skaters!
Cynthia Cole says
Darling card and tags!
Lisa A creations says
I love your shaker card! Beautiful scene you created.
Jeanne Beam says
Beautiful card and tags.
Thanks for sharing…
Joy Meadows says
Love your card and tags! Such a wonderful new kit from Hero Arts!!
Your card is fantastic and your tags are beautiful ! Thank you for sharing.
You certainly enhanced the scene with the shaker background, Emily. Really like the tags, too!
Jeff Wince says
I really like the tags!
Annette Reed says
I absolutely love your card! I love the Shaker element. The layout reminds me of a snow globe. It’s very pretty!
cyndi morris says
This set is definitely a great value. Your card is lovely and I love the tags.
Lisa Moline says
I love your shaker card! It looks very much like a snow globe! Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!
Nana Griffin says
Love your projects using the kit so much!
sandy M says
Who wouldn’t love to received your cute shaker in the mail. I know I would. The tags you made are so simple that it won’t take a lot of time to make enough for gift wrapping time.
Beckie Walden says
Live the shaker card, looks like a snow globe. So pretty!
Vikki H says
Love the kit! Your skaters are darling and colored beautifully
Absolutely stunning card!!! Have to try it out. Thanks for inspiration
K. Eley says
So sweet and beautiful!!! Love the shaker sequin mix too!
Krystal Showalter says
It is still so hot in Florida, so it is nice to dream of cooler days with your card! Just gorgeous!
Cindi Lynch says
I love that chunky glitter!
Vicki Capro says
This shaker card is so much fun. Great idea with the skaters and the mistletoe. Thanks for sharing!
Sue D says
Cute ice skating shaker card and I like the quick tags.
Sandy Dayhoff says
Very cute idea using a window to show off the images!
This kit has so many cool elements to it (no pun intended lol)! I like how you made your scene with swirling snow (shaker), adorable. I’m with you on the tags, quick and easy is best so I don’t shed a tear when they go in the trash lol. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration with your projects today. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo says
Lovin’ your shaker card n tags, such an elegant layout too! ♥
Gloria Gorby says
very nice card
Camille Molinaro says
Love the shaker card! Perfect with the skaters!!
ERIKA RUSCH says
I love your shaker card and how it resembles a snow globe. Thank you for the inspiration.
Beautiful irradescent snow shaker!
Love this! What a fun kit. TFS!
Rosemary D says
your card and tags are so beautiful!
What a sweet shaker card! Nice tags too! Thanks for sharing!
,Mary Holshouser says
Love snow globes. This one is
great with the skaters in front.
Fantastic card. thanks for
Jewelzb Tully says
There’s nothing better than some Copic coloring on a shaker card + glitter! The couple is too cute. & those tags…love, love, love!! This is such an AMAZING kit!!
Teresa Medeiros says
Your shaker card is so amazing! Love it. 🙂
Marisela Delgado says
Diane Rizak says
Love this card! It reminds me of a snowglobe. That skating couple is just adorable! Love your tags too!
Kelsey Thomas says
Your card is so pretty! 🙂 Those tags are also really cute.
Love your projects using the kit so much!
Breina Burgin says
Nikki Anderberg says
Love your shaker card and the tags are so pretty. This is a fantastic kit.
Great kit and I especially love your ice skater shaker card!
Leanne in Cali says
Your card is gorgeous! Love it and your ideas. Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects!
Jai De'nay says
When I first viewed the stamp set I also wanted to bring these two under the mistletoe. Such a precious shaker, Thanks for sharing!!
Love the inspiration for the shaker card with the skaters
Dana M says
Oh what a beautiful and sweet card! Absolutely lovely tags. Wonderful inspiration!
Marjorie DUMONTIER says
Your creations are absolutely lovely !! Thanks for the inspiration. Love, Marjorie
Joan Walker says
Awesome projects, love the shaker card. Thank you for sharing.
Teri S. says
Oh, your shaker card is beautiful! You’ve managed to get the look of ice crystals in the window. I can hardly wait to rec’v my first ever kit in the mail.
Gina Mongenel says
Perfect Christmas card for newlyweds! Love your stylish and easy tags too!