Hi there! Hero Arts’s My Monthly Hero kit for October 2020 launches today, and we are celebrating this gorgeous kit and fantastic add-ons with a fun blog hop! You should have arrived here from Debi Adams, and your next stop is Ilina Crouse. This month’s kit has a beautiful holiday-theme, filled with traditional holiday silhouettes with a Nordic/folksy twist, a gorgeous ornament, and some super fun dies to create tags, ornaments, shakers…. so many options with this kit! The kit includes:
• 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
• 12 Coordinating Frame Cuts
• 1 Ornament Shape Die
• 2 Inner Ornament Dies
• 3 Embossing Powders (Red, Glacier Blue, White Sparkle), 1/2 oz. each
• 1 Watermark & Embossing Ink Cube
This individual items in this kit are valued at over $75, but is priced at only $34.99! Don’t wait too long on this one… I predict it will sell like hotcakes. You can also subscribe to be guaranteed your My Monthly Hero kit each month. And don’t forget to check out the add-ons; this month’s extras have a fantastic folksy theme, and I love all of them. I have a two projects using the main kit and one with some of the add-ons, so let’s get started with the details!
I tend to only use red at Christmas, and for these projects I thought I’d make things super fun and modern with a bright, lime-y green and super vibrant firetruck red. I created a tag and a card using the same color scheme, but these would be super pretty in shades of blue or aqua, as well!
For the tag, I began by die cutting the solid tag from the kit from white cardstock, then again with the oval insert in the center to create a frame. (There are SO many fun things that you can do with these ornament die cuts. Hello, shaker ornament with a family portrait!?) I stamped the greeting using Intens-ified Black ink, then added the folksy accents using Fresh Lawn, Neon Red, and Silver Dye inks in symmetrical pattern. I popped up the white frame using foam adhesive, then added some red and white twine to finish it off.
For the matching card, I used the new Northern Winter Cover Plate add-on die as a backdrop for the oval labels included in the kit. I die cut it from some Kiwi cardstock and layered it on an A2 panel of glittery white cardstock. I love the sparkle and subtle texture the glittery cardstock adds to the background!
I die cut one of the scalloped ovals from the main kit, then blended Neon Red ink around the edges to create a colorful mat for the sentiment oval (the leftovers from the ornament made earlier!). I stamped the greeting, again using Intens-ified Black ink, then stamped the Christmas trees included in the kit with Fresh Lawn ink, stamping off once to keep the tree images from overwhelming the sentiment. I popped everything up with some foam adhesive, then added some bright red gems to the Northern Winter Cover Plate die cut for a bit of extra texture and sparkle!
My next project uses the new Christmas Folks stamps and dies, as well as the new Holiday Graphic Patterns Bold Prints. I began by stamping the Santa and Mrs. Claus from Christmas Folks on some white cardstock using Intens-ified Black ink, then colored them using Copic markers in the same fire-engine red and neon green color scheme used previously, this time adding in some black accents, as well. I die cut the finished images using the coordinating frame cuts.
Next, I heat embossed the Holiday Graphic Patterns Bold Prints on some plain white cardstock using the white sparkle embossing powder included in the kit for some subtle, sparkling, tone-on-tone texture for the background.
I trimmed the embossed panel down just slightly, then mounted it on an A2 panel of Cherry cardstock. I popped up Santa and the Mrs. using foam adhesive, then stamped a greeting from Christmas Folks (love that font!) and matted it with some Pitch Black cardstock and popped it up, too. Clean and bright but with lots of texture and dimension!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. To celebrate this release, Hero Arts is giving away a $50 gift certificate to their online store! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on participating blogs. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! Your next stop is Ilina Crouse. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!
Lisa Byers says
I really love your Christmas Folks Card. It is fabulous!! I love your tag too!! This kit really has it all for making some beautiful Christmas projects.
I love seeing your creations with the add-ons of the fabulous Heroarts Oct. 2020 kit!
Nancy Tolan says
Mr and Mrs Clause are so cute.
Stacey Kowbel says
Fantastic cards! I love the Santa and Mrs. Claus card!
Cindy C. says
Lovely cards, and all so clean and crisp!
Glenda Sultan says
My oh my how I love what you have created using bright new colors for Christmas!
Ruth Gauss says
You used fabulous colors and I love all your projects, but the card with the Christmas Folks is my favorite! Your coloring brought those images to life! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
Carla Hundley says
How gorgeous your
cards are! I love the
ornament die and
that cover die is so
Carla from Utah
Essie Cards says
wow! The white embossing with the new background die makes for a really special card!
Julie Wexler says
Emily, these are wonderful projects! I love how every layer of each card and the tag, contributes to the overall look, from embossing, to the glittery backdrop of the cover plate panel. JUST LOVELY!
Kelsey Thomas says
Your cards are so pretty. 🙂
Yvette Williams says
Everything in this kit works so well together.
Meghan Kennihan says
I LOVE the folksy look of this Christmas kit and your cards!!!
Arlene Donald says
Love the colors on the Clauses!
Loved your coloring choices for The Christmas Folks set! Beautifully done!
Sandye Curry says
I shouldn’t be doing this blog hop because I am adding more to my order with each hop!
Mary Holshouser says
Love the Northern Winter Cover plate.
The Christmas Folks are vintage and
beautiful. Wonderful group of cards.
thanks for sharing
Carolyn R says
The Clauses’ look so cute together!
Cyndi Morris says
Wonderful kit, wonderful cards. My favorite is the Christmas Folks card. Love those beautiful colors and the beautiful images.
Cindy Majde says
Love the kiwi for the background die. And your clauses are beautiful.
Cindy M says
Love the kiwi cardstock for the background die. And your clauses are beautiful.
Like the variety. Ordered kit. Looking fwd to rcving.
Lynn Gauthier says
OMG!!! I wasn’t going to order this Kit; but, everyone has made such awesome designs that I had to order it…plus…some add on’s. Thank you so much for such great work.
Judy Inukai says
Awesome cards. LOVE the Christmas Folks. They are fabulous!
I think you are right, those ornament dies are so versatile you could make many wonderful tags with them!
Marisela Delgado says
So beautiful! Lovely!
Nancy Knapp says
Love the cards and tag! So pretty!
Diane Hover says
Beautifully created designs, all so fabulously designed! Stunning Mr. and Mrs. Santa!
Gorgeous cards! A wonderful kit!
Please stop copying the same comment on all the designers cards!
Gail Scott says
Love the ornament – yet each piece of art work is fabulous TFS
Dee Earnshaw says
beautiful work – love all your cards
Theresa Crow says
I really love the limey green you used, and the way the people pop off the white background. Beautiful cards.
Nicki Baxley says
I love the one with the Northern winter cover plate!
These are gorgeous, love your inspiration!
Jai Shadid says
Enjoyed your modern take on the traditional palette. These clean and simple design really make quite a statement. Christmas Folks were certainly my favorite, loved the heat embossed background.
Blake Bryan says
I love the Christmas Folks Card Especially the Background for them it is such a beautiful accent.
Heather Mills says
Your cards are beautiful!! I love the lime instead of the traditional pine green in your color combo; so fresh! And that little tag is adorable!
Kristina Baxter says
Great idea using the plate cover. Can’t wait to get my kit and add-ons
Great card examples and I love the lime green and red. Xmas folk are super.
Dawn Cooksley Art says
Your Christmas folks card was so bright and cheery; I loved the colors you chose! Now I’m thinking about coloring them in white and shades of blue, to make them look like Delft figurines.
Lori L says
LOVE this kit!
The Northern cover plate card is my favorite!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Beverly Jordan says
I am really enjoying this blog hop with everyone’s different takes using this fabulous new HA kit! It shows the great talents of all of the designers like yourself, and the artistic products with these Scandinavian Christmas images-the little reindeer on the cover plate, the “folksy” pattern you used on the ornament and the beautiful details and colors on the Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ outfits!! Loving it all!! Gorgeous details you added all the way through, too!
Lori Lehnen says
I love how the die shows so many details.
Your paper choices really make the card stand out!
Barbara-Jean Kubik says
The ornament die was one of the reasons I ordered this kit. I ordered the Christmas folks stamps, too, and seeing your card made me glad I did! Hope I do almost as good a job on the coloring as you did!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Gorgeous projects! Love the Kiwi green on the cover plate die cut- so pretty!
Alexandra Mattea says
lovely colors! thank you for sharing!
Sue D says
Pretty cards and tag. I like the colors.
Carol Wortman says
I’m always amazed with the diverse beauty that Hero Arts creates! This kit screams traditions. Beautiful cards. The coloring is precious. The ornament would be a wonderful gift tag! Love these!
Karen L K says
Really nice projects! I love that Christmas Folks card and those images!
Cyndi Morris says
Wonderful projects. I love those Christmas Folks.
Good design ideas and shares.
Denise Bryant says
Pretty creations with this awesome kit!