Hero Arts January My Monthly Hero Blog Hop: Sending Hugs

Today is the day! The Hero Arts January My Monthly Hero kit is now AVAILABLE!  Perfect for Valentine’s Day PLUS so much more!


You should have arrived here from the very awesome Wanda Guess’ blog!  If not, you’ll want to start at the beginning of the fun, which is the Hero Arts blog!

The Main Kit:
The kit contains:
► A 6″x8″ clear stamp set
► A set of 18 coordinating Frame Cuts dies that match the stamp set
► Five ink cubes: Tide Pool, Mint Julep, Soft Pink, Bubble Gum and Strawberry
► 2 Wood grain Size A1 Envelopes
► 2 Wood grain Size A2 Envelopes
► 4 half sheets of Wood grain card stock
► 2 Pool colored Envelopes
► 2 Tide colored Envelopes
► 2 Shallows colored envelopes
► Red Wax cord – 8 yards 
With all of the goodies packed into this kit the value is more than $70! It’s an incredible deal at only $34.99.

The Option add-on products include:


CM150 Sealed With a Kiss

AI345 Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity Dies

DI346 Love Note Pair Fancy Dies



DI347 Mini Mailer Fancy Dies

DI348 Heart Confetti Fancy Dies


I know, right?!  TONS of goodness but remember, the Main Kit is available for a limited time only…when it’s gone, it is gone!   Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, January 13.



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. Giveaway closes Sunday, January 15th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the  following week.

Here’s the card that I designed especially for today’s hop, I was thoroughly inspired by THIS Debby Hughes beauty:

I’m a huge fan of non-traditional colors so green was calling my name for this Valentine’s Day card…of course, it could easily be an everyday card too!  I used the beautiful Bloom Heart from the Main Kit.  I heat embossed it in white on vellum and die cut it out.  The main panel has sentiments from the Sealed With a Kiss set.  I used the hearts from the Sealed With a Kiss and Love Notes sets.
I did a quick watercolor wash using my Peerless Watercolors and topped off my card with some sequins from my stash.  

In case you missed my other January My Monthly Hero Kit posts, here are some other ways you can use the new products:

Countdown to Creativity (my blog)
Countdown to Creativity (Hero Arts Blog)

Isn’t January’s kit awesome?!  Make sure you order yours TODAY before they are no longer available!

We have some exciting news to share… Starting January 18th you will be able to sign up for the My Monthly Hero kit subscription program! Stay tuned for more details on this program so that you never miss a kit!

Now hop on over to my teamie Clare Prezzia’s blog!  

Amy Tsuruta  –> you are here 💚


235 thoughts on “Hero Arts January My Monthly Hero Blog Hop: Sending Hugs”

  1. Ohhh! Wow this is a great kit, Amy. Very cool and I love the cards that you made. Love that green watercolor one. 🙂

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  2. Just love the color washed background on your Hop card, Amy – so beautiful in green! Your sneak peek cards look amazing too!!

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  3. you never fail to inspire me to want it all, amy! I think I'd adore this kit … I certainly adore that little green number…
    =]

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  4. I love how you've used this kit. Your cards are gorgeous, and I'm especially in love with the green watercolored card. This kit looks like so much fun to play with, and I hope to order one! Have a great week. Bev

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  5. I really enjoy the diversity of the cards you have made with this kit. The watercolor one is by far my favorite. thanks

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  6. Thank you for suggesting non-traditional colors. I keep forgetting that I can do that (although I did make my mom's card yellow!). Special thanks for showing other options for using these lovely stamps. Love the mini envie!

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  7. Oh Amy, what a gorgeous Valentine! I love the green watercolor wash and the beautiful Bloom Heart is so pretty embossed on vellum!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I really like the white embossed flower heart on vellum, it looks perfect on the green wash background.

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  9. I'd know it was an "Amy card" without seeing your name–so fun and modern. Love your work; great use of the new kit.

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  10. Ooh, love, love this!!! If someone had randomly shown me this card, I would have immediately said that's an "Amy" card. You did a fantastic job with the watercoloring and that sweet vellum heart, especially with the artsy font of the add-on kit. Love this and you are seriously bad for my wish list! I'm so NOT a Valentine's Day girl, but I have three sets on my list and they are all because of you. 🙂

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  11. You're so right! January's kit is so AWESOME and I love the add-ons. I really like your first card with the green and the white…great change of pace on Valentine's traditional colors.

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  12. Oh I dearly love your watercolored card and so fresh using green instead of the usual red and pink! Awesome job Amy!💜🤗

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  13. Totally blown this kit out of the park. Great cards and love the non traditional colour ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Tons of goodness, indeed, Amy…and your cards certainly make the point even stronger! Your heart bouquets of roses are gorgeous; such special cards to let people know you love them…
    Hugs~c

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  15. Great cards Amy! Love this card kit. I am partial to hearts anyway and to have so many in one place is exciting! Great hop! TFS!

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  16. Love the green watercolor piece! I'm all about non-traditional. I never think to use vellum, even though it's in my stash. Hero Arts rocked it out AGAIN!

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  17. I love your green valentine card. The vellum flowers soften the watercolor background. Fabulous project

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  18. Your green card is wonderful. The other cards you show are equally as talented. All with the great message of love. Thanks for your talent you have shown.

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  19. love the green too. I'm not a pink girl or much of a heart girl either so I can easily see myself making that. not too cutesy and girly.

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  20. Your cards are stunning!!! I love your colours combination. This kit is so beautiful I want to send it a thank you card^^

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  21. I love flowers and I love hearts, so a heart-shaped design of flowers absolutely speaks to my heart! I love the stamp and this card you've made using it!!

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  22. Love this. It's funny I was wondering if I could do a green Valentine's Day card this year — I guess YES is the answer!

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  23. I love the watercolor wash in a nontraditional color – great card for more than just Valentines Day. You've created so many pretty cards with this kit!

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  24. Such Lovely Cards! Love them! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the opportunity to win this generous gift! Would love to win this!

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  25. Amy….I "LoVed" your card without the traditional pink or red! The water colored green came across very soft and romantic on the paper…Perfect!!!! Flowers do have green stems and leaves…so really green is part of Valentine's Day too! Thank you for inspiring me to "THINK" outside of the box…I always need reminding to do that! : D

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  26. Non-traditional is the way to go and your choice is amazing….I am learning so many new techniques watercolor, heat emboss on vellum love it!

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  27. Wow! Love your creations and your choice of non traditional colors for these Valentine's cards! Fantastic kit!!!

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  28. Wow love your samples – the green one is my fav too, because it is such an unusual color to use and works SO WELL:)

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  29. They are GORGEOUS cards, Amy! I love the first one the most with the green 🙂 This kit is totally beautiful one.

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  30. WOW! Cool idea using green instead of the traditional red/pink for a Valentine/Love card. I think I'm going to give this a try this year. It's going to surprise my husband for sure given that all I ever create with is pink!

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  31. It's that heart full of roses images that caught my eye on this fabulous kit, so it's a treat to see how you used it! All so lovely.

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  32. I love your cards!!!! They are so pretty and show how much you can change up these stamps!! I really love the watercolored one though. It's so elegant and beautiful ❤️

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  33. LOVE! The green water color one is my favorite. I've been wanting to get into water coloring. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. I do love the look of your non-traditional green card, including the shade of green. I have just purchase a set of peerless watercolours. Cannot wait to try them.

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  35. This kit is a treasure box! I love seeing what everyone make with it – such fun 🙂 Your cards are absolutely beautiful, I especially love the first one, the background is just mesmerizing

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  36. I love this card. The Sealed with a Kiss stamp set is beckoning me to put it in my cart! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  37. Such a pretty card. I love the idea of using non traditional colors. The water coloring looks amazing too!!

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  38. Fun to do some watercoloring using a different color for Valentine's Day. Great card kit. Can't wait to get my hands on those products.

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  39. Love the white on the green.
    Have a friend who is pink-adverse
    to this card would be for her.
    Your cards are so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

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  40. I love the watercolor card, it is so beautiful. And the other cards are also nice. Thank you so much for sharing them.

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  41. Gorgeous cards! Love the water color effect. This kit is just full of fun goodies! Love the idea of making our own heart confetti!

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  42. Non-traditional colors don't normally appeal to me, but the wash of pale green on your hugs card is just so pretty.

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  43. Love the green – non-traditional and ready for Spring! All great cards, but really love the first best. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. The January kit is incredible! I love non- traditional colors but am not brace enough to try it. I still have time for Valentines though.

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  45. Your card is so pretty ! Green is my favorite color and it matches perfectly with Valentine !I have ordered the kit and can't wait to get it !

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  46. Absolutely love the first one with the green! Green is my favorite color!! Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

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  47. Love the watercolor background and use of green for a Valentine's card. Go with what you love and I believe it will always make you happy!

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