Hero Arts September My Monthly Hero

The September My Monthly Hero kit features a gorgeous Fall theme!  We’re celebrating with a blog hop!  You should have arrived here from my May Park’s blog!  If not, you’ll want to start at the beginning which is the Hero Arts blog!

The Main Kit:

The kit contains:
A set of three Fancy Dies designed for building your own wreath
A 4×6 clear stamp set
Ten coordinating Frame Cuts dies
Three ink cubes in Mustard, Rust and Deep Burgundy
Six half sheets of cardstock in Kraft, Sunset Orange and Metallic Copper
Custom Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots in red
Brown gems
Brown and Natural Jute twines

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

Option add-on products include:

Let’s get started, I have 3 cards to share with you today.  I decided to focus on the three themes:


First up is my Fall themed card.  I used the products from the main kit:

I decided to try a different color combo than I would ordinarily gravitate to.  I picked:

The leaves and the sentiment are from the stamp set from the main kit.  I combined the Soft Purple and Butter Bar shadow inks on the leaves.  The ‘many’ has been stamped in Butter Bar and the ‘thanks’ has been stamped with the Ombre Autumn ink pad.  Do you notice the Floral Mixed Layering Paper strip on the left side of the card?  I used a clear block and scribbled some ink from a Zig Clean Color marker that coordinated with Butter Bar and painted my stripes on the Ranger Watercolor panel.  The circle tag and twine are from my stash. 

What do you think of the colors?  

Next up is my Halloween card using the Halloween Trimmings Stamp & Cut set:

Lovin’ the big ole Happy Halloween sentiment, how about you?  It’s been heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I’m a big fan of making my own pattern paper by using various strips of colored cardstock.  This one uses the Sunshine Mixed Layering Papers…just say Yes to Candy Corn!

My final card uses the option add-on Merry Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut set:
I decided to do a monochromatic card with a pop of red!  The circle die (from my stash) has been stamped with branches + berries from the Merry Christmas Trimmings stamp set.  The berries have been heat embossed in white.  The branches have been stamped with Wet Cement Shadow ink.  All the paper is from the Midnight Mixed Layering Paper.  The Merry Christmas has been cut from the Blush Mixed Layering Paper.  

Do you see the base layer?  It’s been stamped with the Holiday Floral Bold Prints that was recently released in the 2016 Winter Catalog.  Isn’t it a beauty?  Love all the details.  It has also been stamped with Wet Cement Shadow ink.  

In case you missed my earlier Countdown to Creativity post, here’s a card that uses the beautiful wreath dies:

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!  

Next up in the hop is one of our Hero Arts special guests, Laura Bassen!

If you get lost along the way, the complete hop listing can be found on the Hero Arts blog!

Many Thanks supplies:

Happy Halloween Supplies:

Merry Christmas supplies:

Grateful supplies:

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168 thoughts on “Hero Arts September My Monthly Hero”

  1. Loving these cards, Miss Amy. The colors alone, are drool worthy, lol! The stamps and dies are wonderful, and in your very capable hands, they shine. Think that I'm especially fond of your first card; those stripes are lovely. Love these! Bev

  2. Triple home run with these gorgeous cards! I love how simple they are yet quite stunning!! Any of these would be great to mass produce and that is a good thing!!! Your wreath card is also quite lovely!! TFS!

  3. I especially love the watercolor card posted last, neat effect. Love the wreath die and the grateful die, would use these a lot. Love the nature and gratitude themes of this kit.

  4. Lovely cards! I especially like the Christmas one – that background stamp with those fine line details is the perfect textured backdrop for the round focal point piece. So pretty!

  5. Wow, great cards. I love that you made that beautiful background paper with strips of cardstock. It is so pretty and I like the font of Happy Halloween.

  6. Love all of your cards! Simple, with bright pops of color. Many of my cards are the same way.

  7. Super cards. Love the optional add ons and the kit looks awesome. Love the colors on your Halloween card.

  8. Your 'Grateful' card is gorgeous. And I love the stripes on the Halloween card. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  9. Wow, all of these cards are gorgeous, Amy! You really rocked this kit! My favorite is the Christmas card!

  10. You have given me some wonderful designs using more non-traditional colors! Really love your cards! Thanks for featuring the September kit and supplies.

  11. Just love all your MMH cards, Amy, but my fave remains the sneak peek card – adore that background!!

  12. Cute cards. I really love the add-on wreath. It is so versatile! Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. One can NEVER have too many wreaths! I love all those wispy twiggy lovelies. And your dreamy BG on the last card.

  14. I love how you went "out of the box" on these cards! Especially liked the Fall one which could be an ornament, too!

  15. All of your cards are beautiful and give put me in the fall holiday mood. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. I love all three of your cards you definitely showcased the versatility of this kit taking us through the upcoming Seasons and I'm sure beyond tfs.

  17. Amy, absolutely love your cards today! The background stamp is beautiful on grey. They are fabulous CAS!

  18. Great set of stamps and dies. Your cards showed how versatile they are and how they can be used year round.

  19. Love your stripey cards, Amy! Those sequins are a great touch on the side, and the sentiment looks so cool stamped in ombre!

  20. Love your cards. Re colors on first card: gorgeous BUT not so crazy about the red with the soft lavender and yellow palette. ; )

  21. Beautiful cards and I like your simple Halloween card. Thank you sharing your ideas and being a part of this kit giveaway.

  22. Beautifully created cards. I especially love the countdown card for the beautiful colors and the watercolor background. This is a special kit from Hero Arts.

  23. Beautiful! I especially love the reveal card! Blue is my favorite color and having in a fall card, my favorite season makes me happy!

  24. Oh Amy!! I LOVE the pretty cards you created. I LOVE the Christmas one the best, though. The gray with the POP of red looks so beautiful!!

  25. all great cards….but I absolutely ADORE the yellow striped card. It is so dainty and beautiful. You are very talented.

  26. Love your cards, Amy! That "candy corn" background paper you put together is awesome. 😀

  27. Cute cards, Amy. I love the color combo on your first card. And I'll 2nd that "yes" to candy corn. lol Love the berries in white on your pretty Christmas card, too.

  28. Love your fall wreath card design. The background is just wonderful. All of your cards are lovely.

  29. What a great assortment of projects! Love the grey and red color combo for the Christmas card!

  30. All the cards are really terrific – My favorite is the grey card with the pop of red. Very elegant. Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing kit!

  31. Very beautiful cards Amy ! I love the originality of the color choice in the fall card but I love above all the Christmas card with this gray tone on tone and the contrast with the red. Gorgeous ! Thanks for sharing. Izzy Scrap

  32. Beautiful cards! And different from the previous ones on the blog hop. It's great together so many ideas on how to use it!

  33. All amazing cards, Amy! The monochromatic with a pop of red is perfection for Christmas!
    And the HA kit is sold out, no wonder…

  34. Your cards are simply elegant – didn't think you could do Halloween in an elegant way! Love the simplicity!

  35. I love the autumn feel of this kit and how the wreath can be changed up to look Christmasy. So versatile!

    I tried to order this several times yesterday and today. But each time I was interrupted and didn’t complete my order. And now…it’s sold out 🙁

  36. You sure had fun with this great kit. My favorite is the "grateful" card. Love the colors.

  37. Beautiful cards! I love the ombre inking on the sentiment in the first one and how CAS the cards are, great embellishing, just the right touches!

  38. All 3 of your cards are fantastic! Your Christmas card is stunning, love that it is monochromatic with that pop of red, and the background stamp you used is beautiful.

  39. I really like your Clean and Simple designs. It's always great to have cards like these in your arsenal for when you need a card quickly!

  40. ALL your cards are great, Amy! Simple but beautiful. This really is a great set! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

  41. Oh my, Amy! So much fun and versatility packed into this month's HA kit and add-ons. Love how you created for the whole season with your trio of cards! TY!👏🏻

  42. Nice cards! That is an interesting fall card with the softer colors. What a fun candy corn card too. I like that monochromatic Christmas card and especially like the background.

  43. I enjoy your color choices, especially the purple tone on the fall card. It's soft, but still brings life to the card. I really love the Hero Arts September kit. Too bad I missed out!

  44. Sweet, simple cards. Love your designs. Seeing all the different cards on the hop – I'm bummed that I missed the kit. 🙁

  45. A lovely trio of cards, I enjoyed learning the techniques! I need to give these a try! Thanks for sharing!

  46. I really like all the ways you used the set. I especially like the using the red against the grey card stock on the Christmas card.

  47. Lovely cards, Amy! I really like the colors of the fall card (I wouldn't normally use them together either, but it totally works) and the others are just as fabulous! ☺️

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