Hero Arts March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Today is the day!  The Hero Arts March My Monthly Hero is now AVAILABLE!!  

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

 Kit contents
  •  4″x6″ clear stamp sets
  • 21 coordinating frame cut metal dies
  • 2 paper layering dies
  • 2 5.5″x8.5″ sheets of Chocolate & Herbeus cardstock (brown & green textured card cardstock)
  • 1 6″x6″ sheet of marble paper (color may vary)
  • 1 5.5″x8.5″ sheet of burlap
  • 1 Intense Black ink cube (ideal for use with alcohol markers) 



The kit value is $75, an amazing deal at $34.99. 


The Optional add-on products include:


CM153 Welcome Home


CM155 Fresh Herbs

CM156 Produce and Seeds

CM157 Egg-cellent

CM158 You’re a Fungi

DI371 paper Layering Rabbit with Frame

F6227 Basket of Apples


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, March 10th.  Remember that you can now SUBSCRIBE to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

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, March 12th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the  following week.

I LOVE this month’s products, how about you?!  I made 2 cards especially for today’s hop!

My first one features the optional add-on set, Welcome Home and their coordinating Frame Cuts.  I couldn’t resist designing a sweet cozy scenery:

All the pieces have been stamped with Chalkboard Shadow Ink and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  Do you see the “hardwood floors”?  I used the Designer Woodgrain stamp inked up with Soft Brown Shadow Ink.  The “sending warm hugs” wall decor has been cut with the Circle Infinity Dies.  The sentiment has been stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in White.


I love puns, and couldn’t wait to use the You’re a Fungi set!  The Marble Paper (color may vary) in the Main Kit is absolutely DELISH.  I honestly wanted to hoard the sheet but decided to make it part of my overall card design.

Let’s start with the Marble sheet, I lined my envelope with it.  My intention is to hand deliver this card so that the recipient can easily reuse the envelope.  I tied the envelope to the card by adding a strip of the same gorgeous paper to my card.  The watercoloring was done using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi set.  I stamped the morels and colored them with Zig Clean Color markers.  The sentiment has been inked with Versamark and heat embossed in White on black cardstock.  

Do you spy the flecks of gold?  I finished off my card with black twine.

In case you didn’t see my earlier Hero Arts Countdown to Creativity post, I wanted to share it here.  It focuses on supplies from the Main Kit only:

Those bunnies are the cutest, aren’t they?  I clear embossed a bunch of images on the Foliage panel.  The curved panel was achieved by using the Nesting Oval Infinity Dies.   By not feeding my entire panel through my die cutting machine, I was able to just cut a curved border.

Whew!  That’s it for me!  Isn’t the March Kit and all of the optional add-ons awesome?!

Next up is the Fabulous Libby Hickson!

In case you get lost along the way, here’s the complete hop listing:

The Hero Arts Blog 
Jennifer McGuire 
May Park 
Wanda Guess 
Clare Prezzia 
Debby Hughes 
Michelle Short 
Yana Smakula 
Kathy Racoosin 
Jessica Frost-Ballas 
Kelly Latevola 
Amy Tsuruta 💚
Libby Hickson 
Julie Ebersole


154 thoughts on “Hero Arts March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!”

  1. Hi Amy! The first thing I was admiring was the wood floor! How creative you are to do that. I will be trying that. Adorable cards and I can not wait to get my kit. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Darling cards, Amy! Especially love your scene with the Welcome Home set – I couldn't resist ordering it after all the inspiration!!

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  3. This kit has soooo many wonderful goodies! I love your creations, especially the "Morel Support" card & envelope. The teal paper is awesome!!

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  4. Live thee cards. So clever putting all the details together. I love the tie in of the card and envelope. Great ideas

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  5. I love the floor! Noticed that right off. That marble paper is definitely worthy of hoarding. It is just yummy. Thanks so much for all the input! (I feel like that little robot from "Short Circuit" by the end of a blog hop! Now I am going to have to go watch it!)

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  6. I really like your cards. Morel support. So clever. I like the addons so much better than the kit this time. Good job. TFS

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  7. Yes, I love the Morel Support too! That little bunny drinking tea is pretty cute too 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Your cards are cute! I so like that little squirrel reading the paper! Your "Morel Support" card is simply the best!

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  9. LOVE your cards! I especially like how you used the same paper on the card and envelope on the Moral Support card. Clever!

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  10. WOW!!! ALL of your cards are outstanding!!! I am LOOOVING the kit this month AND the add-on's!!! WOW!!!!!! Crossing my fingers here! SO MANY FABULOUS GOODIES this month!!! 😉

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  11. I don't usually buy kits…but I'll have to make an exception with this adorable kit. Thank you for the inspirations.

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  12. Love your cards! The squirrel on the mantle in card #1 is my second favorite. My favorite idea on your post has to be the envelope liner–it's so classy!

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  13. Wonderful cards. I love the cute bunnies and the mushrooms I really like. great set.. wish it could be on my wish list. Sure nice to see the creations though.

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  14. Such cute cards, Amy! The images in this release are adorable. Thanks for sharing with us and for being part of this great hop and giveaway.

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  15. Hehe – the Morel Support one made me chuckle – cute. I adore the little tea drinking bunny in your first card too – wonderful scene!

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  16. Oh my, love HA kits so much… if I lived in the USA I wouldn't miss a single one! Amazing cards and products, I don't even know where to start showing my love for this kit… maybe the vegetables and herbs, love those!!! Your cards are so inspired and inspiring… my favorite: the fungi card is AH-mazing!

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  17. AWesome cards…love the second one with the little bit of watercolouring and the thin border of patterned paper.

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  18. Thank you for using that beautiful green marbled paper! I wondered if anyone was going to use it. Wonderful inspiration from all of your cards! Thank you!

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  19. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the mushroom stamp set. I love your card using just the top of the card space and a strip of that gorgeous marble paper. The watercolor behind the stamps is perfect! And the lined envelope is the icing on the cake!

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  20. Super-cute cards!!!
    Such an adorable scene!! I LOVE the bright colors!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  21. Fantastic cards, I love the cozy scene you created for your 1st card and the woodgrain floor is amazing, what a brilliant way to use that stamp! I really like the mushroom card with the matching envelope, I think that marble paper is amazing and who doesn't love adorable bunnies.

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  22. What great cards! The scene card is adorable, and the fungi card with envelope liner is elegant! Lots of great things in the my monthly Hero kit!

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  23. Two delightful cards, Amy. I particularly like the two basic colors of the first card and how well these tie in with the marble paper. How clever of you to use the paper for both the card and the envelope. Thanks for sharing these.

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  24. Wonderful cards.
    Love the scene in the first card.
    those are always fun to make
    and receive.
    thanks for sharing.

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  25. I love how you used the marbled paper to inspire your color choices for your other card elements. This kit looks like so much fun. TFS.

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  26. I LOVE morels but was undecided, now that I see your morel support card, it's going on my list!! That adorable scene with the critters and the little bunny with his wee cuppa is over-the-top cuteness!

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  27. Wow, that envelope is the bees knees! I'm a paper hoarder and sometimes it's so hard to part with beautiful papers. But I can stamp and die cut all these cute images and share them!

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  28. Such an awesome cards, such lovely coloring! Thanks for the chance to win and all the inspiration! Loving' the kit and all the fabulous projects everyone is sharing!
    ~God bless~

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  29. What great cards! That Morel Support cracks me up! And what sweet critters to work with. Beautiful stamps and dies!

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