Monday, August 6, 2018

Hero Arts / My Monthly Hero August Blog Hop / Giveaway

Coffee

Hello and Welcome!  I am so excited to be a part of the My Monthly Hero Blog Hop this month!  Hero Arts has always been a favorite company of mine since I began stamping so to create again with one of the My Monthly Hero Kits was so much fun!   

This month's kit has some fabulous COFFEE themed sets and dies!  The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, August 10. You can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!  The kit value is over $70......but only costs $34.99.  Once this kit is gone, it's gone!

Get your kit HERE!!


I've used mainly the core kit along with one of the add-ons for my cards today.  My first card uses this awesome silhouette die cut image of a cafe.  I die cut it out of white cardstock and layered it over a panel of blended Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks.  After stamping a simple black sentiment, I added a very thin black frame to finish this off.  

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My second card uses the add-on, Distressed Tile Bold Prints.  I've clear heat embossed the background onto a kraft cardstock.  Using a standard circle die, I die cut the bottom right corner out of the cardstock.  This panel was added to a white notecard with foam adhesive over a background of splattered Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  I added 2 to go coffee cups and hand trimmed my own cozies.  These were added with foam adhesive to the cutout portion and stamped my sentiment.

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**BLOG HOP**



**GIVEAWAY**

What's a blog hop without a giveaway?  We are giving away one kit to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, August 12 at 11:59pm EST, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.  Hero Arts will reimburse if the winner already bought the kit!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

125 comments:

Shannon Howell said...

Hi, Amy; thanks for Shari g your cards! I especially love the pastel background behind d the fancy frame. It's so relaxing just to look at and imagine myself there. 😊

cincyem said...

I really love this one. Your background is great and would certainly fit some of the men in my life!

lulyg said...

Love the beautiful background and cut out for the stamped image!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are lovely using this month's kit!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful backgrounds on both of your lovely cards! Super-looking kit.

Karen H said...

Amy, such a FABULOUS card...love the circle cutout with that super background stamp. Great design element!

Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful! I love your pastel sky... This die is so fun!

mom2five said...

Love the beautiful background! I am so loving this kit! This would be an amazing kit to own... especially since I live in a coffee loving part

bzyPTmom said...

Love both your cards--love the colors you've used on the first one, that die is terrific! So nice to see another medical person who loves to craft, I'm a PT.

Rhonda Rushing said...

Love your cards.

Carolina said...

awesome card, this kit looks like a lot of fun!

PennyD said...

Love the cards, love the coffee set. Can't wait for mine to arrive. Love the background stamp too.Thank you for your inspiration. Like the clean and simple look of the first card, bright and springy.

Lauren Z. said...

Coffee IS always a good idea! Beautiful cards. I especially like the cafe card. I am loving the theme of this months Hero Arts kit!

cjs said...

I love both of your cards!

Sandy Small said...

Nice cards! I like how you ink blended the background and left the fabulous background diecut white. Hero Arts has such creative kits! I enjoy seeing the inspiration each month.

Tanya Perrin said...

I love your darling cards.

bkazoo said...

Both cards are great. Especially love the distress background one

Toni L said...

The pale wash over the coffee shop is lovely! Inspiration for sure.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love the first card ... love that awesome die! I got my kit! Yay!!

CarlavdM said...

Oohh my goodness, that Coffee Cafe die is just awesome and your card with it is just wonderfull.
Like your 2nd card tooooo.

Katherine Anderson said...

Pretty background on the cafe - may have to adjust them to reflect coffee with my bro'! TFS!

Karen L K said...

Two really creative cards! What a nice pastel background for the cafe scene. I really like what you did with the tile background stamp and the cut out too.

Becky said...

Beautiful cards. I'm liking that background stamp, too. TFS.

Martha Herrera said...

WOW... Love the cards!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Show Us The World said...

Your card is just darling! Thank you for sharing it with us, because I might just have to do a similar one now that I see how fabulous this one is!

sharon g said...

I especially like the coffee house scene. Nice shading.

Marisa said...

I really like how you used the distressed tile with your circle cut out in the corner and the background for your cafe is perfect :)

karenb said...

Love these cards!!!

Jennifer said...

stunning Amy! Love your inspiration

Barbara said...

Love your coffee shop card. The background is so soft.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Cute card...I really like that new background stamp.....I can see many uses for that one..thank you so much...

Lucy E. said...

Both cards are sweet!
I love the pastel window card
& the fun tile background is
so cool on the second card.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the pretty colored background with the crisp white of the die cut.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful card. I love the soft coloring.

sansuey said...

This kit has to be one of the best I've ever seen!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Such wonderful cards!!! I can’t wait to get my kit!

TrainWithMeghan said...

I love your background and the cute colors you used on the cups with the hearts! Darling cards!

Janice Bryant said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Stef Perry said...

Both cards are wonderful, I'm really loving the cute die cut cafe!

_chevron 2 said...

I love how you made two 'latte' different cards!

Unknown said...

I love a colorful distressed background!
P.S. I also browsed through a lot of your other blog posts and I am seriously impressed.. you’re an inspiration to me, as I am also a momma of a few kids and love paper crafting!

Cindy Holmes said...

Beautiful cards! I am especially loving the first card! I just love how you used layers of soft pastel colors for the background of the card!

Unknown said...

Love your card and the newest kit thanks for sharing

Crystal Lewis said...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful card ideas.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome cards! :) I love the background stamp. It looks so neat.

Geri Stuart said...

Oh my - love this release but now the hard part - deciding on the add-ons! Your background tile looks terrific!

kelli horger said...

Adorable card!!! LOVE it.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. Love the background on the first and the distressed tile on kraft on the second.

nonnacindy said...

Love the background to your window die. So soft.

StampinLouie said...

Amy both your cards are beautiful. Love the soft colors on the die cut.

Unknown said...

I love this die cut. Simple blended background and it still looks finished. I'm starting to dig the new background stamp too. Thanks!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very cool ideas! I love the new release!!!!

kathy mccreary said...

Thank you for sharing your cards with us. And thank you for the chance to win a Hero Art Monthly Hero Arts kit!

Christine said...

Beautiful inking behind the coffee shop window....looks like a sunrise. Mornings always need coffee!

Carmen O. said...

That cafe scene is amazing! I am really loving the tile background on the second card. Great cards.

Anna Rodgers said...

Your cards are so pretty! The ink blended sky is gorgeous behind the cafe scene die-cut! I am loving that piece!

Scraplea 1 said...

Love these great cards and this kit looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas with us!!

fabulousfeline said...

Love the pastel background!

Allison Kostiuk said...

Lovely cards! I especially like those sweet little to-go cups with the little hearts!

Brenda Gerber said...

The coloring on your card is gorgeous!

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Beautiful colours!!!

Dawn Jones said...

I love how the cups can be personalized with words or stamps. This will be a fun kit to own.

Cindi said...

I love these cards. Great die and nice texture with the add-on background stamp.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Gorgeous kit, gorgeous cards ! Your beautifully blended cafe reminds me of my cute cafe on holiday overlooking the beach, thanks. The second card i like for the use of that distressed tile stamp that adds so much fun texture in a stamp. Thanks for inspiring me.

Cindy C. said...

Delightful projects!!! Coffee is always a good idea indeed!!!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I am loving the sweet little cafe die and how beautiful with that smooth colored background!! Love the textures that the large background stamp added and that clever circle cut out to put your cozy cups!! Great work, Amy!

Robin Platt said...

Two great cards but I just love the background on the first one. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

Eve N said...

I like how you used the cafe front die as a white silhouette over the beautiful colored background. So simple to make, yet so effective!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Awesome kit - love these samples:)

Sherri Little said...

Glad you illustrated the coffee shop die. What a beautiful image!

Emagine said...

Love that blended background it shows off the awesome die cut

Sherrie Johnson said...

Just ordered this kit! Your cards are lovely. Really showcase the set! Thanks for your creation ideas.

Celeste Goff said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards Amy!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the die. So much detail
in the design, without a lot of
work. The colors in the background
are so pretty. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lagene said...

Awesome cards! I especially love the sweet cafe scene!

Kim Potts said...

Oh I LOVE the cafe die cut! Beautiful distress blending.

Lizzie said...

love the execution

Kristine Boydstun said...

Love the soft colors of the first card! Beautiful!

Brandy Duncan said...

I love the fancy die and the Bold Tile Prints. Your softly blended background is beautiful.

Monica said...

Great cards! I love that Distress background with the white cafe die over top! Totally stealing that technique when my kit arrives.

Stephanie said...

Cool looking cards - that die is wonderful to make that lovely scene :)

donna mikasa said...

Two of my favorite products from this release! LOVE the pastels on your background--so pretty! And yay for guesting with HA!

Deb said...

I like what you did with the cafe die.

SMWhite said...

Those are two beautiful backgrounds! This card kit rocks.

Kari Hansen said...

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! I especially liked seeing the large cafe die cut on a card.

Sherry Butcher said...

Yes to both cards, love the coffee theme and colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

Jan said...

I love this cafe die cut. My Son and Daughter-in-law have been to Paris and Spain several times and just the descriptions, I can see this cafe in either one of these places. Beautiful.

Karen Day said...

That blended background is just gorgeous, Amy!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful cards! The blended background on the first one is just perfect for the tea party! :)

Lea Lawson said...

Such dreamy colors! This die is my favorite part of the kit!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. I love coffee stamps and these are great!
Thanks so much for sharing....

Julissa Padilla said...

I love how delicate the die is that makes any card so detailed. Beautiful blending!

Michelle H said...

Wonderfully different backgrounds for both cards. Nicely done.

Barb H. said...

Pretty cards

Brianna J said...

Both cards are lovely but that ink blended background is stunning. Great cards!

Cheriese said...

I love your cafe silhouette card! This is an awesome new release!!

Alanna said...

Such great ways to use this release! I love your silhouette card and can't wait to play with these new products!

Golda said...

These are both great, but the first, with the frame die is my favorite. Gorgeous coloring.

Michelle's Paper Obsession said...

Such an adorable kit! Your cards are both very cute!! TFS

mumof4 said...

Yes! I love how you use the die cut. I am new to blending inks as I just bought my first set (3 sets) of Distressed Inks today. Can't wait to try them.

Jenine Herrell said...

Love your cards. I appreciate the your second card is a bit more masculine. I liked that you made your own cup cozies too!

sawarisbliss said...

such a lovely creation...love the color combination and the layout of the cards.

Henriëtte said...

Great cards Amy. Your the first one is so enchanting with the gorgeous die and lovely colours and the second one I think is more masculine. Love them both, thank you for showing.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are simply fabulous, Amy! Love that blended background on the first card and the distressd tile on the second with the splatters is just perfection. Loveeeeee! :)

Jessica Williams said...

I just love your beautiful pastel background! That fancy background die is going to be so much fun. I can’t wait to get my kit and start creating!!

karenajo said...

Your pretty pastel background really sets off the cute cafe scene and I love the Bold Prints Tile background - looks great on kraft cardstock!

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas. I really like how you did the background with the cups.

Helen Gullett said...

They are beautiful and sweet cards.
My favorite is the soft background with the cafe frame die.
Thank you for the inspirations!

Jaclyn W said...

You know, I wasn’t a huge fan of the Distressed Tile Bold Prints stamp until I saw your card. Love that you made it layered by cutting a circle off of the bottom corner too. And the background colors you used on the first card are gorgeous together. Thanks for sharing :)

Erika Rusch said...

I love the distress blending on the cafe scene card

Dorcas Troche said...

This is stunning. I completely missed that there was a silhouette die of the cafe. I can't wait until mine arrives!!

Eleanor Wilson said...

These are so good <3

Tindaloo said...

Love the background behind the cafe die! Fabulous cards :)

DJ said...

I have to say that the background is so lovely. The entire card is wonderful but I'm wishing my blending could be so smooth. TFS!

Krystal Overby said...

Wow! I love that you chose simple but gorgeous at same time! The colors are so complimentary! I seriously wish I could make a card half as beautiful as this one!

Joanne Williams said...

Great cards! I wasn't sure about the background stamp but great way to feature it. I like it a lot. TFS

D.Ann C said...

I just love the background you created to set of that fabulous restaurant scene!!!

Marisa Messias said...

Love this! Love the dies and the colours you used!

Christine K said...

Fantabulous card! LOVE those colors!! Nicely done! I thank you for sharing!

Dana M said...

What sweet and lovely cards! Love the soft blended background on the first and the background die on the second card is so versatile.

Alaska .Kris said...

I love that bold background print!

Barbara-Jean said...

Both cards are wonderful in their own way: the lovely pastel background and the tile each has its own "flavor." Thank you!

Libby Hickson said...

Super sweet cards, Amy! I love the cups in the cut out center, so fun. And it looks like you and Laurie were on the same wavelength with the rainbow background, love it!

gmongenel said...

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!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my ! That super soft blended background is a delight !!
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