Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!

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

You should have arrived here from the awesome Jessica Frost-Ballas’ blog!  If not, you’ll want to start at the beginning which is the Hero Arts blog!


Kit contents
6″x8″ clear stamp set
18 coordinating Frame Cuts dies
1 bottle Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops (Duck Egg Blue)
3 ink cubes (Lavender, Light Teal, Midnight)
2 half sheets Onyx shimmer cardstock (5.5″ x 8.5″)
2 half sheets Pink shimmer cardstock (5.5″ x 8.5″)
2 half sheets Tiffany Blue cardstock (5.5″ x 8.5″)
18″ long pearl string
Themed paper clips
The kit value is $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.  


Remember to buy yours today…when they’re gone, they’re gone!

The Optional add-on products include:



DC211 Dress Up Stamp & Cut 

DI378 Paper Layering Ballerina

 DI379 Paper Layering Eiffel Tower



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, April 7th.  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, April 9th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the  following week.

Oh my, these are right up my alley, especially with our upcoming trip to Paris this fall!  I couldn’t wait to create a couple projects just for today’s hop.  Here’s my first card using most products from the Main Kit.

The sentiment is from the DC211 Dress Up Stamp & Cut, all the other images are from the Main kit!  Just say yes to capri jeans, flats and a striped tee!  That’s my uniform!  Love that kraft wrapped floral bouquet!

Next up is a card that I’ve made for my boy:

I used the Earth Mix Layering Papers for this card.  The tone on tone Paper Layering Eiffel Tower is a great way to add a design element.   The base has been stamped with the the Antique Bee and Flowers in Soft Brown Shadow Ink.  I was told to have Coffee and Croissants everyday in Paris.

I’ll be sure to tuck in a Starbucks Gift Card with this.

I used the Circle Infinity Dies to create the frame around the Coffee and Croissant.

That’s it for me!  Next up is the FABulous Lydia Fiedler!

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

The Hero Arts Blog 
Jennifer McGuire 
Wanda Guess 
May Park 
Yana Smakula 
Jessica Frost-Ballas 
Amy Tsuruta πŸ’š
Lydia Fiedler 
Ilina Crouse 
Heather Ruwe 
Libby Hickson 
Michelle Short


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158 thoughts on “Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!”

  1. love your cards! What I like best about this set is that I have not seen one like this before, and it is so great for all the special woman in our lives and unique. Instead of making flowery cards, we have this great new addition.

  2. Such beautiful cards and ideas. Thanks for sharing. I love this set and can't wait to use it.

  3. Hey Amy,
    Thanks for sharing two great card ideas…with this fabulous new HA kit! Gotta have it!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‰

  4. I really like both cards. But, I love the second card. It was a fantastic idea layering the same cardstock for the tower!

  5. Awesome cards, Amy. Love the CAS design of the first. And love how you stamped the BG on the 2nd. Love that Eiffel Tower die and this whole kit!!

  6. Great cards! Love the background of the 2nd one. Great new release! So unique! This one is going to sell out fast! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love the simple look
    of the first card and
    the tower looks great
    on the second card.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Beautiful cards today! I love how you used the Tower die for an almost embossed look on the kraft background. It's perfect for those of us who (very sadly) truly don't have much need for French types of cards. LOL Gorgeous kit!

  9. Great card. I also thought the Tower was embossed. Love the new HA stuff. Also, love all of your fun coffee blog hop cards.

  10. I love your cards, I didn't think too much of the set before I saw the cards, I now need this kit, IT'S AWESOME!!

  11. Just love these! I send my dad Starbucks gift cards all the time. I will use your idea!

  12. Love your cards! Especially the girl in the capris. It is clean and cute as could be. I love the color on the side margin, too.

  13. Just gorgeous, Amy!! I love them both, but your Eiffel Tower card is just stunning!! Hope all is well with you (and how did I miss that you were going to Paris later this year?! So very exciting!!)

  14. Wonderful cards! Love the pop of red in flowers and the trim. So clean and simple. The bee stamped background is really nice on the second card. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Thanks for the inspiration enjoy your trip to Paris. I will have to enjoy looking at your coffee and croissant. Great cards.

  16. very cute card! Thank you for the inspiration. Can't wait to get my kit and try making one myself!

  17. Two stunning cards! I love how different they are and both have your classy touch ❀ Love this kit and the add-ons, so much to play with πŸ™‚ Thanks for inspiring! xx

  18. Lovely cards Amy! I think my favorite is the one you made for your boy. I see th e subtle bees and that the Eiffel Tower is the same kraft color, great design. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  19. Amazing cards as always, Amy!! I absolutely adore the tone-on-tone look you created on the Eiffel Tower card!

  20. The cards are wonderful but I especially like the one that is tone on tone! It's subtle and perfect!

  21. Love how you added the bouquet to the girl, and absolutely love how you dry embossed that eiffel tower straight into the card! So chic, thank you for sharing!

  22. Two great cards but I especially like what you did with the second one. It has great foreground/background contrast but with clever image unity between the two. Thanks for sharing this.

  23. Your first card is classy with the female image and the bouquet but I ADORE your second card!! The way you added the coffee and croissants with the Eiffel tower is spectacular!!

  24. This looks like such a fun set!
    Awesome cards! I really like the
    Eiffel Tower one-love the bees in
    the background.

  25. Both cards are great. I love the simplicity of the first and how you played with color in the last. TFS.

  26. Ah…Paris…. I remember that you're headed that way later on. Your card for your son is so perfect, and he's going to smile the minute he sees it. Love that first card, too! She reminds me of my sister. Love that bouquet! What a wonderful kit! What wonderful cards. Have a nice and quiet week! Bev

  27. Love your cards Amy! Lucky you going to Paris – these stamps certainly will be great for scrapbooking when you get back πŸ™‚

  28. Great cards. I love that stripped shirt and capri look too. I really love the detail in that Eiffel tower die.

  29. Sweet and happy cards. The young lady is so chic and the Eiffel Tower die is accented perfectly on your card.

  30. You'll get a lot of use out of these stamps and dies.
    That Eiffel Tower is spectacular.
    Love the trendy clothes.
    thanks for sharing. Have an amazing time in
    Paris.

  31. Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing how a mostly feminine set can still be used to create a masculine card.

  32. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh these are GORGEOUS! LOVING the girl and the Eiffel Tower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. lovely cards, I especially like the second card, and how you have used the die and stamps for a male recipient.

  34. Oh wow!!! Both your cards are so beautiful! The first one is so chic!!! My fav is definitely your second one… Croissant and the Eiffel Tower… I'm already in Paris!!! <3

  35. I just love simple cards on your first is so awesome really love it and your second card absolutely love the antique bees stamp on the base that really sets your card up Xxxx Thankyou so much for sharing.

  36. Great card love the tone on tone look with the back ground and the pop of color in the circle fabulous.

  37. Gorgeous Cards, Amy! I love how you have the woman holding the flowers in the first card! Fabulous!

  38. Great cards but love your creativity with the second one. Coffee,croissants, Γ nd the Eiffel Tower = the perfect combination!

  39. The Bee is so ohh-la-la on an Eiffel Tower card as the bee was Napoleon's symbol! I really like seeing that you brought in elements from other releases to make your cards even more unique.

  40. I simply have to have all the additions to this set! My husband is French and this set will be used a lot! Thanks for the cute ideas! I will be "casing" your card!

  41. Fab cards! Love the coffee and croissant on kraft ❀
    Thanks for the inspiration! πŸ™‚

  42. Love the beautiful cards you made. I especially loved the one with the eiffel tower. Love the background too. thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    ~Gin K.~

  43. I'm French, so obviously I prefer the card with the Eiffel Tower and the croissant !!

  44. Love these cards, Amy! Thanks for the awesome inspiration, and I hope you have SO much fun in Paris!!! Have some croissants for me! 😘

  45. Great layout and the simplicity is just elegant yet fun. Great job and this kit is worth the price I love it.

  46. beautiful layout. i can't wait to start with my kit. but of course i have to visit all the blogs for inspiration before diving in.

  47. From this release, I'm loving the different outfits for the stamp set, especially that striped shirt!! πŸ™‚

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