Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!

I’m so excited to be participating in today’s Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!  Today is day that the kit and Optional Add-ons hit the Hero Arts Store.  

You should have arrived here from the Amy Kolling’s!  If not, you’ll want to start at the Hero Arts Blog where all the fun begins!

Check out the August MMH kit 

Kit Contents:
(One) 6 x 8 Clear Stamp Set
(One) 3.5 x 4.5 Window Fancy Die
11 Coordinating Frame Cuts
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen 0.5 fl. oz.
White Puff Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.
(Two) 5.5 x 8.5 Sheets of coffee & Tea Hand Dyed Decorative paper
Kit Value $77.00
Kit Cost $34.99

Check out the FABulous August Optional Add-ons:

Get Them All – August Add-ons AVAILABLE HERE.

REMEMBER, when the MAIN KIT is gone, it is GONE – SOLD OUT!  Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, August 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. (Hero Arts will reimburse if the winner has already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, August 12th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week!

Whew!  That’s a ton of information but I’m so glad that you made it this far!  If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I might be a bit of a coffee-a-holic.  I have several projects to share with you so let’s get started!

Here’s a project that uses the August My Monthly Hero kit:
The coffee cups and coffee art/sentiment are from the Main Kit.  They’ve been stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black and colored with alcohol markers.  The coffee art/sentiment have been heat embossed in white.

The background uses the fun new  CG748 Distressed Tile Bold PrintsIt’s been heat embossed in copper.  The sheen is amazing!

My card was inspired by the Color Throwdown:
My next card uses the sweet DI566 Spill the Tea set and coordinating Frame Cuts.

Yup, I had fun with that set!  I started off with a panel from the Foliage Paper Layering pack.  I knew I wanted to use the CG749 Floral Doily Bold Prints.  The detail work on that is GORGEOUS.  It has been heat embossed in white.

All the images have been stamped with Intense Black and colored with various alcohol markers.  I’m such a fan of clustering images.  Do you spy the lemon and the beautiful silver spoon?  The addition of the sentiment balances out the card.  The extra trim is from a clipped frame I made using the Nesting Postage Stamps + Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies.

My card was inspired by Fab Friday:

I could have shared a TON of projects because this particular release is my FAVORITE.  I managed to design just one more.  I’m a true fan of the infinity dies collection and I’m a happy crafter that Hero Arts released the Tea Pots + Cups with handles!

So I used the new DI565 Cups and Handles Infinity DiesDo you spy some other infinity dies in my design?  The tea bag is made from a Tag Infinity Die using vellum.

The sentiment has been stamped on a Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die.  Any guesses what it was stamped on?  I used an upcycled Starbucks coffee sleeve.

The Cup has been cut from a panel from the Sunshine Paper Layering Pack.  I heat embossed the Hero Florals – Nasturtium bloom in white.    The Deco Pattern Stencil has been used with modeling paste for added texture.

That’s it for me!  Next up is the awesome Clare!  If you get lost along the way, here’s the full hop listing:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Kolling

Amy Tsuruta 💚
Clare Prezzia

Emily Midgett

Ilina Crouse

Janette Kausen

Jennifer McGuire

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Julee Tilman

Kelly Latevola

Laurie Willison

Libby Hickson

Lydia Fiedler

Michelle Short

Nichol Spohr

Wanda Guess

Yana Smakula

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119 thoughts on “Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!”

  1. I love the tea cups – I have never purchased nesting dies like this and have now added them to my order. Thank you for the great inspiration.

  2. Amy, your cards are awesome. Love your designs especially the embossed cup using the Nesting Cup die. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  3. Love the cards you created with this release! I love the foam designs so much! Can't wait to get this kit!

  4. What a cute collection of tea goodies, and in fun colors, too! I love eclectic tea services, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  5. What a fun new kit from Hero Arts and what a great bunch of cards you've made from it. Thanks for inspiring us.

  6. Oooh, lots of great cards, Amy! I'm a birdie lover, so the 2nd one is my favorite (my little green parrot sits with me every day as I have my coffee! And right now, he's sitting atop the computer screen. lol). I got my kit ordered – yay!

  7. Wow those are some really nice cards with all different looks! Nice colors and nice use of the background stamps and decorating the teacup with flowers. All good!

  8. I am loving all three of these cards! The first one is one that my husband would love, so am going to try to do one with my own twist for him. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Awesome release and cards!
    I love that they got smart and
    added dies to cut the handles for
    the cups and teapot. My set doesn’t
    have them. Love the green cluster
    card 🙂

  10. My favorite was the tea cup with that beautiful lace doily stamped background…very pretty….both cards were nice…..thank you so much.

  11. Especially like the tea pot & cup dies. Placed my order. Looking fwd to receiving Aug kit + add-ons.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  12. Oh wow!! I Love all of your lovely cards!! I think my favorite is the last card with the yellow cup. STUNNING design!!

  13. Love love LOVE that last card with the yellow mug! Adorable! Your other blog posts are super cute too! Love your style!

  14. GORGEOUS CARDS! just so feminine I love it! And the colors/coloring for each card is just so beautiful looking!

  15. Love your cards – especially the one with the tiles…wouldn't have thought to use only part of it – great idea! Love this month's kit!

  16. These backgrounds are great and so versatile! Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards with us on this fun blog hop!!

  17. Wow!!! These are all GORGEOUS!! LOVING that little birdie on the second one!! Happy birthday eve!!!!!!!!!!

  18. As I'm a day late doing this I think I've got the correct date to say Happy Birthday !
    Great card selection, all are fabulous but my favourite must be the first with that great coffee coloured background texture .Thanks for the share.

  19. I think Hero Arts has been listening to you Amy!! This kit is perfection and I bought it as soon as it was out! LOVED your creativity and thanks for using so many of the add-ons!! Didn't get any but may buy later!

  20. OMG your cards are stunning. I really want that fancy doily background stamp. Your a genius upscaling the Starbucks coffee wrapper. I never have even thought of that. Thanks for sharing.

  21. The white doily on the green background is a beautiful design and your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  22. Love, love your card creations with this kit. I've already ordered my kit. Finally, I'm in time…BEFORE it's no longer available!

  23. Love the brown "doily" under the
    teacups. Looks great. The
    little bird and cup are so
    delicate looking. Fun kit.
    thanks for sharing

  24. Ever coffee lovers dream kit. Your cards are stunning. I love how you only used part of the background stamp. It is a very cool look.

  25. Looks like a great kit. I seem to be as addicted to coffee stamp sets as I am to coffee itself! Thanks for sharing a creative way to use this kit! My favorite is the teacup die cut card. So cute.

  26. i always think coffee but I know several people that only drink tea so I need this set to include them. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Such beautiful cards! Love your designs and the tea theme! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  28. Whether it's coffee, tea or hot chocolate… this stamp set is for anyone and EVERYONE! Love what you did with them. So cute.

  29. I really enjoyed how you used the background stamp on the first card. It’s not always necessary to used the whole stamp. Great job on all three.

  30. Wow, fantastic cards! That first background is great, I love the selective use of the background stamp. The die cut cuppa is lovely, too.

  31. Beautiful cards! I love both the tile bold print background that you chose and the new doily background for the more feminine of the cards!

  32. Love the textured backgrounds and the upcycling of the Starbucks cup holder. You have inspired me to use my vellum more.

  33. Awesome cards Amy, I love the background you made for the first card with the CG748 Distressed Tile Bold Prints stamp, great idea to use it partly. The second card is a real card for tea lovers, gorgeous. And your third card is simply stunning! Thank you for all your time and effort to show these beauties.

  34. All of these cards are beautiful! I have fallen in love with the intricate details on the doily background stamp. 💕💕

  35. Amy, they are fantastic and amazing cards.
    My favorite is the beautiful cup with floral stamp.
    Thank you for the inspirations, my friend.

  36. The upcycled coffee sleeve is brilliant! I love that last card the most with the soft yellow teacup, tea bag, and subtle background. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  37. Partial stamping of the tile background in copper, white embossed doily background, awesome coloring, vellum tea bag and Starbuck's coffee sleeve for sentiment tag – wow, love them all !

  38. What a wonderful HA Kit for a coffee-holic!;-) your cards are all fabulous, Amy. I am especially drawn to your second card "Spill The Tea"!

  39. I love coffee and this kit! I can’t wait to receive mine! Thank you HA and design team for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

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