Happy Monday everyone!
Today is the release day for the My Monthly Hero kit of November! This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY November 7th at 1pm (Eastern time) at the Hero Arts store. Be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, November 14.
The kit contains: a 4″x 6″ clear stamp set, a set of 13 dies for creating diamond-shaped ornaments and embellishments, a VersaMark ink cube, White Puff embossing powder, 10 half sheets of vellum card stock, 2 half sheets of each card stock: metallic red, metallic blue and patterned, Ornament hooks and more! The kit value is $60, an amazing deal at $34.99
There are several optional add-on items: DC200 Little Messages Stamp & Cut,
DC201 Number It Stamp & Cut , SA087 Holiday Words Stencil, CM122 Mini Christmas.
On the Hero Arts site, there are also a couple of mystery “grab bags” available:
WB1101 Mystery Stocking Stuffer: – a grab bag of 5 little Christmas-themed stamps, good for filling advent calendars or stuffing stockings!
WB1100 Mystery Treat Bag: – for tag making, so includes printed tags, a stamp, twine and an ink cube.
The November kit was designed as a DIY, with ornaments, advent calendar containers, garlands, and lanterns (when cut-out in vellum and placed over tree lights) in mind – and beyond Christmas as party and wedding favors. This is a versatile kit that you don’t want to miss! For today’s blog hop, I created a card using some of the products included in the main kit. Check it out:
I have always thought that simple makes wonders. For my card, I used one blue patterned paper to create a card base. After that, I created a rectangular panel with the metallic blue card stock and I silver-embossed a sentiment. I matted the panel with vellum card stock and I adhered the panel over the card base with foam tape.
Then, I die cut the triangular snowflake shape from a piece of blue metallic card stock, and I trimmed it into a triangle using a craft knife . I adhered a piece of vellum paper from behind and I adhered the piece onto the card with foam tape as well. To finish off the card, I used a silver sequin and twine from my stash. Quite simple, but I think it looks very pretty.
As always Hero 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, November 13 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week. Here is the complete list of participant blogs:
The Hero Arts Blog
you’re here> Mariana Grigsby <you’re here
Shari Carroll at Simon Says Stamp
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson’s CLASSroom
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Thanks for stopping by Have a wonderful crafty week and GOOD LUCK to all!
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215 thoughts on “My Monthly Hero Blog Hop: November”
Such an elegant card! I love the colors you chose and how you used the vellum! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!!!
So lovely. The blues are so calming
Such a classic and elegant card. 😀
Gorgeous card, love the simple layout and the various blues. Very elegant.
Great kit and inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!
very clean and simple.
Mariana, how beautiful!
Lovely elegant card!
Simple, elegant, BLUE! My favorite!!
Your simple blue card IS full of wonder!
Wow! Beautiful card! It catches the spirit of Christmas perfectly! And I love the new kit!
Like the snowflake tree and framing of this.
Loving the blue colors! This is a very nice card! 🙂
What a wonderful kit! Loved your beautiful card! thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!
I absolutely love the way that you’ve combined so many elements of the kit to create this beautiful and elegant card, Mariana!
Mariana that is a lovely card I love the different shades of blue and how they accent each other really really pretty
Love this beautiful card. What a great kit!
So pretty! Thanks.
Beautiful card! Love the simple elegance of it all!
What a beautiful clean, elegant looking card. I just love the new kit!
Wow! I didn’t think I’d ever get to the comment section! And I really, really wanted to tell you how beautiful this is. There is probably nothing I can think of than a monochromatic blue color scheme! This is simply elegant. Thank you.
Wow – that is really beautiful! Love the blues and the use of vellum. I’ll be making cards when I get my kit – thanks for the inspiration!
So many ways to use this kit.
Such a beautiful, understated elegance. Thanks for sharing your vision.
Love the inspiration! Mini Christmas add on is awesome!
Beautiful triangle tree, Mariana! So elegant!!
This card is so lovely and calming. TFS.
Love everything about your card.
Very beautiful, thank you.
Mariana, it is so very lovely! Simple, and simply gorgeous!
Simple elegance is how I would describe your cards
Love the blue and silver combination. Beautiful card and fabulous kit!
Simply lovely and such a clean look!
lovely! what great ideas for these stamps and dies.
This card is very serene, just what we need during this time of year that can be so busy.
Very pretty card; love the blues.
Very Sweet ! Simple yet classy
So pretty! Love the soft blue with the silver!
Love your card and the new kit
Simple and gorgeous!
Beautiful colors, really “peaceful”
Christmas is my favourite time of the year and seeing a kit like this reminds me why. Great inspiration ideas!
Your card is so pretty!
Love it, my kind of card simple and sweet.
Very pretty card! I love the clean and simple look.
Soooo pretty. Love the color.
i love it , the color is nice
Love what you created.
Simple and pretty. This is my kind of a go to card.
What a simply lovely design. Very wintery!
Beautiful design and colours!
I love love love Chrissy and I especially love the little special touches. This set is perfect for so many reasons and the ideas are endless.
I love the beautiful soft colors and the simple design. So effective. T xx
I love the simple elegant style of your card. All the different papers blend together perfectly. Thanks
Your soft colors are so pretty with an elegant design.
Such elegant simplicity. Speaks to me of the origins of Christmas.
Beautiful colors you chose for this card Mariana and I love your use of the vellum….TFS!!!
a very soft and pretty card.
Love your card!
The simplicity is stunning.
Deceivingly simple and Simply and Beautifully elegant!
I like your peaceful card design.
Love the blue card stock and I go for anything with snowflakes.
Elegant and beautiful card. Well done!
Your card and the color you used are gorgeous.
Beautiful Christmas card!
I love, love, love pastel blues! your card is gorgeous! TFS.
The Graphic trees are beautiful-I like the use of shades of blue!
Simple can be very elegant! I love all the blue tones!
This is beautiful!! i love the colors and the simplicity. Can’t wait to get my set!
What a lovely & calm card – I love the blue! Thank you!
Very nice and simple card.
Beautiful card. Love the blue. That kit is amazing!
Excellent kit for the holidays! With all the inspiration, I can’t wait to get started!
What a beautiful serene card!
what a beautiful card!!
Love this card with the soft colors. This is so PIN-worthy…..thanks for the great inspiration!
Beautiful and simple!
Love this! So simply done, but so elegant!
I love simple, clean looking cards
I love blue for Christmas. The vellum really gives it a soft look. Love your card.
Love the colors on your card. Very soft and pretty with a bit of twinkle.
Love this!! Love that blue color it is so peaceful.
i love your beautiful card!
I love the simplicity too! And especially how you used the vellum!
Your card reminded of a starting of some movie that had a shape with a star in the middle …oh wait isn’t there something like that on our paper money? Lol
Sweet and simple💓
Love the delicate pattern paper and colors!
Very simple and beautiful card.
Your card is beautiful, from the cuts to the colours.
Love the card. The blue looks so clean and refreshing. 🙂
Such a beautiful card!
Love your card.
Simple yet adorable.
I love the colors…
Beautiful card! I love the snowflake panel which to me looks like a little Christmas tree with a big snowflake.
So soothing and different
Lovely, subtle colors to inspire us. I appreciate the simplicity of your card.
This is a very pretty! Love the color!!
I like the simplicity of your card.
That metallic card stock looks fantastic. I love how you can use the die decoration for the diamond ornament die in a different way.
Marianne, Loved to see the non-traditional holiday colors. I agree that simple makes beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
So elegant. Clean and simple design. Lovely
Clean and simple card. Thank you for sharing.
Your card is so pretty!! Love it and this new card kit:)
I LOVE the trees in this set and what you’ve done with them!
so charming. . .
Love the colors! I love non-traditional cards.
So, so pretty!
I love this example! The blue is so pretty!
I love this new kit and what all of the designers are doing with it! Lovely!
Simple and Beautiful!
Really unique card. I love the color choices!
Awesome Kit! Looks like lots of fun!
Another great idea to use the kit! Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!
Love the blue. Love the kit. Love your intrepretation
Thank you for showing us how to use this kit as a card!
Love the creative alternative look! 🙂
Gorgeous! I love how you used the new kit elements for such a beautiful card!
You are so right – simple can be better – your card demonstrates that perfectly – thanks for sharing
Love the simplicity of your card.
Such a lovely sweet design and I love the colors!
So simple but so creative! Just love this card and the color!
Pretty card!! Love the soft blue!!
Sweet card, thank you.
So beautiful and snowy…you have captured the feel of the season.
Beautiful colors, great design, and an exciting kit!
Soft, peaceful colours. Liking the triangle with the snowflake.
What lovely colors. So pretty!
So pretty! I love snowflakes and those colors and vellum made this simple card a winner.
I love the blue & the card is gorgeous.
very sweet, wonderful!!!!
Very nice card! Love the simple elegant look Thanks for sharing.
Elegant card–the vellum adds the perfect touch.
Pretty card! Love that die! Beautiful detail with the vellum!
So simple yet so elegant! thanks
Simple & lovely!
I love the monochromatic look of this card with focal point being the lovely die cut in the centre of the card. This set is so versatile, from 3-D decorations to cards, awesome. Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z 🙂
I love this card, it is so cozy!!
I love the simplicity of this sweet card. The design would be great for mass producing. Thanks for sharing!
Simple , yet elegant. I like it .🙂
Amazing card! The blue color matches the winter outside my window. The first snow is here now
:Beautiful card. I love the simplicity and elegance. Thanks for sharing!
What a great card. Love the blue colors. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
Great card… simple but elegant!
Loving this CAS card and the colors you used!!
simply beautiful 🙂 Such a clever use of the pattern paper and die, love it!
Oh wow!!! Awesome card!!! This kit is really amazing!!!
Such a great card! Love the peaceful look
The blue shade and vellum combo add to the wintery wonder of this card. A stunner indeed. Brilliant card kit from HA and excellent value for money.
Beautiful card, elegant love the colors.
What a stunning card and really shows the elements in the kit.
Clean. Love the colors. Great inspiration.
Love this simple card Mariana!
Clean and simple is my style! Lovely!
very elegant, great card kit
The combination of blues make such an awesome card!
Great kit and love your card and the colors. Thanks for sharing.
I love this simply elegant card. Thank you.
The colors and the texture of this card are lovely!
Oh what a fun design!!
Simple is truly beautiful! I am new to card making and crafting in general so many ideas can be a bit intimidating. Your card is simply stunning and gives me ideas I feel comfortable trying out! Thanks for this opportunity!
This card is elegant and serene. A little serenity is just what we need during the Holiday excitement. I am making myself a promise to make some cards with blues and silvers this year:)
blue tones are my fave stunning card love the triangular snowflake. tfs
The card is simply wonderful, clean and so pretty. Love the use of the kit on this one.
So very pretty! Love the soft colors and simplicity!
I agree that simple makes wonders. This is a great example for mass producing cards. Thanks for sharing!
The words that come to mind with this card are Soft, Lovely and Calming! Great job!
Simple yet striking!
Clean and simple.Just great!
Love to see the elegant variety this kit can create. Great idea!
Love the blue color for Christmas. Beautiful card.
great card. love the blues.
Really liked the silver embossed lettering. It created a very cool affect with the blues.
Loving the blue card so much. TFS
Peace negotiations joy to you and your family. Beautiful card.
A simple, beautiful design. I like how you layered the shades of blue.
lovely CAS card
Very pretty card!
very pretty card
What a very simple but elegant card! I am such a fan of blue cards!
It is simple, lovely and elegant and best of all, I think I could make some like it! Am looking forward to receiving my kit! Thank you!
Beautiful! I love the soothing blues
Simply beautiful Mariana.
great idea! Love how simple and elegant it is
What pretty blue cards! That second one really stands out for me.
Love the pastel blue colors on this card!
Love your calming colors
Such a lovely card, love the use of blue card and vellum to create the peaceful feeling
Simple, but oh so elegant
Love the layers.
The shades of blue are wonderful.
thanks for sharing a great card.
What a great card.
Love the cool icy colours you’ve used for your card!
I like the colors you used.
Your right, the card is simple but it doesn’t look simple. The shades of blue are so festive and I am a snowflake lover! I live in CT so usually we see plenty of snow in the winter except for last Christmas when it was 65 degrees on Christmas Day. The first snowfall is beautiful but then when all the sand trucks come around and the snow turns black, it’s not beautiful anymore. I wish the snow looked like your card all the time. It’s so pretty.
The more I learn about card making, the more I love it! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us!
Simple is more elegant. I like it.
Very unique! Great job.0000.
The simplicity of your card and the cool blue colors really reinforce the sentiment of peace. Great work, and thanks for sharing.
So sweet. The cardstock you picked is perfect.
Simple yet beautiful! Love the colours you’ve used.
I love your card!! It’s so pretty and elegant. I love how you used the snowflake. Wow!!
Lovely blue cards! So serene!
Thanks for sharing so many great ideas and beautiful cards. I’m always looking forward to what’s next.