Hero Arts: May My Monthly Hero

This month’s kit was inspired by Jennifer McGuire and her wonderful Share Handmade Kindness campaign. The kit contains everything you need to say thank you, make someone’s day or spread a little kindness. The stamps and die were all designed by our wonderful Kelly Rasmussen, as well as the super fun backer card that’s included in the kit – the card can be cut up and used to spread even more kindness!

You should have arrived here from the awesome, Joan Barbee’s blog!  If not, you’ll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!

The kit contains:

A 4×6 clear stamp set
A gift card envelope die
Four half sheets of cardstock in tiffany blue and green apple
Four half sheets of vellum in turquoise and iridescent white
Ten white tags
.5 oz silver embossing powder
Gray twine

There are 2 optional add-on items – 

Okay, let’s get started, shall we?  I have 3 projects to share with you today!

First up is a card that features the add-on thank you die and a sentiment from the stamp set from the kit.  I used silver embossing powder on white vellum.  I used the Wave Pattern Background stamp in Tide Pool shadow ink.
Next up is a tall + skinny card that uses repetitive stamping.  I used the Hello + Be Kind from the optional add-on, Happy Mail set.   Green, I love Green!  I added a bit of sparkle with a gold glitter strip of card stock.

I’m a HUGE fan of gift cards and LOVE the new Gift Card Envelope die!  Here’s the front of my project.  I wanted to go for a tone-on-tone with a splash of black!

This is the back which uses a combo of the kit stamp set + the optional add-on, Happy Mail set.

Finally, here is the interior…of course it contains a Starbucks gift card!

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Now hippety hop over to the wonderful Lydia Fiedler’s blog.  In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete hop listing:

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kelly Rasmussen
Yana Smakula
Lucy Abrams
Kathy Racoosin
Mariana Grigsby
Wanda Guess
Clare Prezzia
May Sukyong Park
Joan Bardee
Amy Tsuruta β™‘
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson

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247 thoughts on “Hero Arts: May My Monthly Hero”

  1. What a fabulous batch of projects, Amy! Especially love the tall green card with the repeated circle HELLO with the single Be Kind!!

  2. Wow – a three-fer. : ) All lovely, and I really like the "you" stamped inside the gift card envelope.

  3. These are each amazing, Amy! So many fun ideas!
    I really adore that you included the looped arrow on the thank you envelope!

  4. Love these ideas and I have some of the products already! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to get these products.

  5. What an awesome kit this month, as usual. Love your cards. Love the stamped interior of your gift card envelope.

  6. Lovely projects! Thanks for reminding me that a background stamp paired with a sentiment make a perfect card!

  7. Wonderful projects. Loved the wave background on the first card. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of this giveaway

  8. So many unique projects with just this one kit! You are a true inspiration. Thanks so much!

  9. Oh my goodness Amy these are all great! I am a huge fan of making/giving gift cards and I make a LOT of them! (I make my MIL 25 every year and now I make them for MY Mom as well!) This die would never leave my desk! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. The background on the card is really cool, and the bling put just the right pop to it. Great job

  11. What a wonderful kit!–so many options for very useful cards! You've created great cards and envelopes.

  12. Love your three projects! I love expressing thankfulness and you have provided new inspiration using this incredible kit! Thank you! Plus–I love green too!

  13. I love your projects, especially the gift card holder. There are such pretty colors in this kit!

  14. I love this kit to bits and pieces, and your projects highlight it beautifully! Why do we have to have these things called budgets? Sigh.

  15. Great job showcasing this fabulous kit, Amy! I love all three of your creations. What a fun hop, too!

  16. Great projects and love the cards. This kit is so versatile and I love all the fun things you can do with it.

  17. Amy, we know you love your green, lol. These are awesome simple projects, I love simple. TFSAI

  18. 3 great cards, and the first is a knock-out! Did you die cut the vellum thank-you or is it a strip. Kind of hard to tell from the picture, but the effect is lovely and soft. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Thanks for creating such beautiful projects that I can copy! The kit is great and you made such good use out of it

  20. Wow, what a great selection of gorgeous cards/projects. Thank you for showing me so many ways of using this kit

  21. Beautiful! I love that Wave Pattern stamp! You stamping technique is perfect!
    Take Care!

  22. Love all your cards! Great colors and a variety of designs! Thx for sharing your creativity!

  23. I like how you used the kit. Very good variety and inspirations. The Wave Pattern background stamp is stunning.

  24. What a fun and sweet kit. Fantastic samples Amy. Super cute cards… and sweet gift card holder. πŸ™‚

  25. I am always looking for quick and simple ways to make cards that matter and stand out. I love these ideas and I love the additional add-ons to the Hero Arts kit, so that you can make it even more special. Thank you!

  26. Such a nice assortment of projects. I especially love the first one with the wave background. Talk about a quick card to make.

  27. I just loved the first sample card, made me think if waves. Great color choice as well. This stamp and die set will be a welcome addition to anyone's collection.

  28. I appreciated all 3 projects the tall and skinny was different and is my favorite. I like different. ;). Thanks for sharing!

  29. Sweet and simple cards with this set. Found myself smiling through each one of your ideas…thanks! πŸ™‚

  30. Wow! As always your cards are awesome!!!! This new kit is really amazing!!!! I love so much the Happy Mail stamp set!

  31. Love the different cards and gift card holder you made from this kit. I can definitely see that gift card die being very handy around the holidays!

  32. Hello…YOU made my day…you made me smile…Thank you! And that's my way of saying I LOVE your cards; fabulous showcase, my friend!

  33. Three great projects !
    I like the shape/size of your second card.
    And that envelope die is just super !!
    Thank you for sharing your talent !

  34. I love that you posted and shared a couple different ideas. They are all so cute and I love the colors schemes you used!

  35. I just love the design of your tall, skinny card! And the tone on tone on the gift card envelope! Great work!

  36. Of course there would be a Starbucks GC hidden in there somewhere!! Wonderful new kit!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  37. I love circles and I don't know why I do. It's my favorite shape. There is a song that goes "The world is a circle without a beginning and nobody knows how the circle ends." I'm sure there is more to the song but for right now that is the only verse I can think of. I love all of your cards. They are not fussy but they sure look like it took you sometime to make. I hope whoever gets them appreciates them. I know I would.

  38. WOW… Amy, your cards are amazing! Love each of them. Totally perfect for gift card πŸ™‚

  39. You made so many beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing!
    I really like the kit, it is so versatile.

  40. Love the combination of wave pattern background stamp in tide pool ink, feels so carefree and summery! Thank you for sharing your great cards ;D

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