Monday, October 5, 2020

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2020 Release + Video and a Giveaway!

Hello everybody! I hope you all had a great weekend! I'm glad you're here because we are kicking Monday off with a bang! Today is the launch of the new Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit and it is a fun one! In case you aren't familiar with the My Monthly Hero Kit... It's a kit that comes on the first Monday of every month (unless there's a switcheroo) and has an incredibly high value but is offered at a discounted rate. This month's kit is is valued at $76 but you can pick it up for just $34.99. There is a catch though... Once the kit is sold out it's gone for good. You can put dibs on a kit of your own by subscribing to receive the kit each month. Each month there are add-on products that match the theme of the kit too and subscribers get the perk of being able to add those extra products for no additional shipping costs. You can check out the entire release HERE.

I had so much fun with this kit that I've got quite a lot to share with you today and I've even got a video for you! For my first cards I used the dies to make a card with a fun surprise! 



To see how I made these cards you can watch the video here...



I started out by stamping the background with one of the add-ons for this month's kit called Holiday Graphic Pattern Bold Prints.  I used my Misti and Splash Reactive ink. I glued that to a piece of Adriatic cardstock. That whole deal got glued to a top folding card base and set it aside for later.

I used the ornament die to cut out two ornaments from Cherry and Mist cardstock. I ink blended the edges with Mulled Wine and Blue Hawaii inks respectively. I stamped Santa and his reindeer on the blue ornament and a sentiment on the red one. Then I splattered them with shimmer pen. The last bit was to add the heat embossed "Ho Ho Ho" sentiment onto the front of the blue ornament.

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I cut silver toppers for each ornament and glued them on. Then I used a jeweled Hero Arts brad to connect both of the ornaments via the hole at the top. I clipped the end of the brad off on the back so that it wouldn't stick out the side (I used wire cutters). 

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I put foam tape on the back of the red ornament and adhered it to my card base. This fixed the red ornament allowing the blue ornament to swing freely. If you shake the card back and forth the front ornament moves like a pendulum.
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For my next project I made two tags using the same ornament dies that I used on my card. For this I also used the frame die to create a shaker tag and a tag with a layered look. These tags are easy to make and can be used for so many different things. You can add them to the front of a card, use them as a tag for a gift, use them as a tree ornament. You could even use a photo as the background piece and make photo ornaments picture frames.
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For this tag I ink blended a piece of Mist cardstock with Blue Hawaii ink. Then I sprayed it with shimmer spray and let it sit for a minute before picking the wet spray up with a paper towel. Then I used a white gel pen to add some snow to the background. I stamped the sentiment in black ink before layering the die cut Christmas trees along the bottom (watercolored w liquid watercolors). I added enamel dots to the tops of the trees and finally added the silver glitter frame on top. The last touch was adding a red ribbon to the top.
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This second tag is a shaker tag. I cut out about 8 of the frame pieces out of white cardstock and glued them together. I adhered those to a piece of Lavender cardstock die cut from the large from and ink blended with Thistle ink. I did heat emboss the sentiment before glueing everything together. I used the Star Confetti Fancy Die to cut some stars from white sparkle paper. Then I glued stars to the background of my tag. I filled the inside with confetti and sequins and sealed the shaker up with a piece of acrylic cut with the ornament die. I topped that off with an ornament frame cut from white glitter paper and added a white ribbon to the top.
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For my next card I used liquid water colors to paint a background scene. Then I used the fancy window die and the trees from the kit to build a scene. When the window panes are shut you get just a peek at the scene.
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When you open the window on the left you can see the die cut trees (also watercolored) and a silver star.
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You can also see that I splattered the background with white metallic ink to add some texture and interest. I used a white gel pen to add detail to the trees.
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I adhered this watercolored piece to a white card base stamped with a sentiment and that was it.
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My last project is actually one that I shared yesterday for the countdown. If you'd like to see more pictures and learn the details of this card you can head over to that blog post by clicking HERE.
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Here is a close up look at the kit and everything that comes with it. You get all of these stamps and dies, an embossing and watermark ink pad plus three embossing powders! It's such a great deal!


Now for some super exciting news! The Hero Arts My Monthly Kits come at a huge value every month and have never before gone on sale... until now! For the month of October only many of the kits are being sold at $5 off! If you're interested in checking out what's on sale just click here. There are some really good kits so I hope you find one you love.



Ok, that is it for me today but before we go I want to make sure you know about the giveaway...

GIVEAWAY: Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, October 11th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. All you need to do to enter is leave me a comment below.

To continue on the hop you can head over to Michelle's blog to see what beautiful things she's made with this kit. If you prefer to see the whole list of blog hoppers I've got that listed for you below.

Have an awesome day!
Maria



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38 comments:

  1. I love all your cards, it's hard to pick a favorite.

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  2. I love all of these! Those ornaments are gorgeous!

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  3. All terrific--I'm especially taken with your "floating" window

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  4. Like the ornament creations and more. Ordered kit.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  5. Awesome projects. I love how you've created the ornaments.

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  6. Beautiful ornaments & cards.

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  7. I love those swinging ornaments on your cards--very inventive and fun!

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  8. Marisela Delgado said: Such beautiful cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  9. I love the Santa sleigh cards! Also the shaker tag is brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Stunning cards and tags, tags are pretty enough to use for ornaments on the tree, love the shaker one, well love them all!!

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  11. Gorgeous cards! A wonderful kit!

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  12. WOw how amazing are these - loving the ornaments very much - inspired to create some this year - thanks for sharing

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  13. LOVE these! I will have to make some of those swinging ornament cards - so fun!

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  14. wow your work is stunning - love the non traditional colors you have used

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  15. I loved the cards and tags, really like the shaker tag. I have made shaker cards, but had not thought about tags. What a special touch for someone's gift.

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  16. I love the ornament cards! Nice interactive element

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  17. I bought the kit and now I want to make ornaments!

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  18. Wow Maria, every single card is stunning. Love them all but the scene with the window is my favorite!

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  19. Love the idea of a pendulum style card, it adds a super fun quirkiness to it and is lovely.

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  20. Wow! What a great collection of cards! I love how the ornaments on the first two swing away to reveal the sentiment; so fun!! And the little ornament tags are just too cute!

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  21. Wonderful collection of projects! So much shimmer and shine - perfect for celebrating a magical time of the year! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  22. so many ideas shared here. Wow!

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  23. what a fun project! thanks for sharing

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  24. cute ideas...love the rivet idea...great use of the kit...

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  25. Great ideas! I love the watercolor backgrounds.

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  26. 6 Beautiful cards/tags!!!!! Am loving the ornament versatility and how you used it on A2 cards as well as layered tags! Great inspiration!

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  27. Gorgeous cards and tags!
    I like the pendulum swinging ornament, very creative idea!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Gorgeous projects! I love you glittery tags!

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  29. The pendulum ornament card is great...also like the one with the open windows!

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  30. These are all so pretty but I have to say your last card was just stunning!

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  31. Wonderful projects. Love the ornament designs and the sky scenes.

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  32. The pendulum is perfect for flying Santa! I love that! Beautiful all. But that swinging Santas my fav!

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  33. I like the double ornament slide. Nice set of shares.

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  34. Beautiful cards! Love the window scene!

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  35. Thanks Maria for the unique Pink Fresh slimline designs. Your cards are beautiful

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