Happy Monday everyone!
Today is the release day for the My Monthly Hero kit of December! This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY December 5th 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, December 12.
The kit contains: a 4″x6″ clear stamp set, a set of 8 coordinating Frame Cuts dies that match the stamp set, two Fancy word dies – “cheers” and “party”, a set of Paper Layering dies for adding a sunburst or sparkler effect, fun new gold glitter embossing powder, Custom washi tape designed for the kit, a gold Uni-ball Gel Pen, 4 half sheets of gold foil card stock, 2 half sheets of each metallic card stock: purple, pink, dark blue and antique gold. The kit value is $65, an amazing deal at $34.99
There are several optional add-on items: SA092 Pop The Cork Stencil:, SA093 Champagne Stencil, SA091 Celebration Words Stencil, CM123 Birthday Celebration, DI343 Birthday Celebration Frame Cuts, DI339 Party Confetti Fancy Die , DI341 Martini Fancy Die, DC202 Cocktail Party Stamp & Cut, DC203 Happy New Year Stamp & Cut.
For this special ocasion I created two cards. The first one, features images from the main kit. Check it:
I created the background panel by simply using a sponge dauber and different colors of Hybrid inks. I love how the round sponge marks make sort of bokeh effect. After that I stamped the bottle image over a piece of Snow layering paper, I colored it with Chameleon markers and I die cut the shape with its matching die. I also die cut the Cheers fancy die from black card stock.
Once I had those elements ready I place them over the background panel, just to see where I was going to stamp the complementary text, little bubbles and sparks. I used Intense Black ink to do that. Finally, I adhered bottle and sentiment with foam tape, and I embellished with some sequins here and there.
My second card features some of the Add-On products which I think are fabulous! Check it out:
This time I used the DI339 Party Confetti Fancy Die along with the dark blue metallic card stock. I adhered over a gold foil card stock panel and then, over a Snow Layering paper card base. I used one infinity die circle to die cut a frame for the champagne glasses, and I gold embossed the bubbles (CM123 Birthday Celebration). I adhered the circle over the card with foam tape.
Then, I die cut two of the glasses (DI343 Birthday Celebration Frame Cuts ) with Snow Layering paper and other two with gold foil card stock. I trimmed off the upper part of the gold ones with scissors, just because I wanted them to look like as if they were clinking 😉 Then I adhered the gold ones over the white ones. I adhered them over the circle with foam tape as well. To finish off this card, I gold embossed the sentiment (CM123 Birthday Celebration) over a strip of dark blue metallic card stock, I adhered it over the circle and I embellished the card with some gold sequins.
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 December 11 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week. Here is the complete list of participant blogs:
The Hero Arts Blog
me>>> Mariana Grigsby <<<me
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson’s CLASSroom
Shari Carroll at Simon Says Stamp
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Thanks for stopping by Have a wonderful crafty week and GOOD LUCK to all!
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146 thoughts on “My Monthly Hero Blog Hop: December”
Awesomeness! So fun! Great hop and new release! God bless!
Beautiful and elegant cards, I love them. Thank you for sharing.
Awesome cards! Love the simplistic but beautiful backgrounds.
Love the new release!!
Love your cards!! The sponging is so pretty!
The confetti die looks great. Can’t wait to get mine
All these items are so cute. Wish I was having a party!
dear marianna, I truly ♥ your 1st card. amazing !!!
Especially like the wonderful backgrounds on these creations.
What fun happy projects!
Beautiful projects — so festive and celebratory!
I love both of these cards. So inspiring!!!!
So pretty, Mariana! Thank you for the festive and creative inspiration!
Everything is so sweet and pretty here!
Gorgeous cards and fabulous kit and add-ons!
Lovely cards. I can’t wait to get my kit, but like a child in a candy store, now I feel I have to also buy the add-ons. TFS.
Love both your cards, especially the pretty background on the first. I love this kit that can be used throughout the year!
Great cards and kit. Thanks for sharing.
Love both of your cards.
Thanks for sharing your wonderfully colorful and fun cards Both background idea make their own statement.
This is a super kit. With the add on sets it is so versatile. Really love the background die…can be used for so many occasions. TFS
Fun kit. Super cute cards.
Your cards are beautiful and the champagne bottle is just fantastic.
Love the background you did on the first card. The party confetti die has so many possibilities. Thanks for sharing.
Love your cards and the great details! Thanks for sharing on the hop!! Off to see more…
Love your card with the champagne glasses. It just reminds me of a wedding or anniversary celebration. Thanks for sharing. SarahC
Love the background sponging on the first card and the diecut for the second card is spectacular.
both cards are seriously gorgeous!!
Beautiful cards, background is awesome. Nikki
love your takes on kit
Both cards are fabulous, and that background on the first card is amazing!
Awesome cards! I am loving this release!
What beautiful cards! Love that background confetti die!!
Thanks for showing the Confetti die. Love the colors for the Cheers card.
Just love this release dedicated to New Years (and parties), very unique and awesome!
Great cards! Very celebratory and festive!
Great cards! So very different and both are fab! Thanks for sharing.
Great cards – I like the blue one the best although the soft colors of the first is eye catching. Thanks for sharing.
Awesome cards. Really like the New Years die and stamp set. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful cards, love the ink daubed background and the navy/gold confetti cover die.
I love that party Confetti die, it’s perfect with the layered gold behind it! Love love love it!
Absolutely gorgeous! What a fun kit and add-ons! You are such an inspiration!
I love the sponging on the cheers card.
Such happy (and versatile) cards! Love!
So beautiful and glamorous!!
Awesome cards. I like the soft colors of the circle.
A NEW YEAR already? This kit has it ‘goin’ on’! Beautiful work!!
Super fun cards! Love how the first one’s background looks like sparkling champagne.
Two lovely cards. The bokeh sponge dobber circles are a fantastic effect.
OMG!! Love your cards!! The dies in this kit are totally awesome!! And that coverall die is out of this world!!
Cheers!! What a lovely duo of cards – perfect for celebrations and beyond! This makes 2017 look so much brighter! TFS ♥
Wow! i love your first card. The combination of the soft bokeh effect and the crisp well defined champagne bottle and other stamp images is stunning!
I especially love the colorful card! The word die is wonderful! I love the font!
This would be a great New Year card.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards.
Your cards are so fun!! Love them and this new kit:)
Beautiful cards!!! I love the gold embossing❤
Great cards so cheerful.
Nice. I’m ready to party! Love the holiday season.
Love both card but the blue and gold is my favorite
Beautiful and inspirational!
Love your colorful, blended background and the stencil you used to create the background. Very pretty!
Fun and festive.
I love your cards! And I love the Happy New Year stamp and cut set and the Confetti die in this release.
I love both these awesome cards! The attention to detail on them adds a ton of pizazz! I can see using these products year round.
So elegant and festive!
The sponged bubbles are wonderful – they do make me think of bubbly champagne – the second card is very elegant too!
I absolutely love the Cheers card…..gorgeous!
The deep blue against the gold is stunning. Beautiful cards!
Mariana, these are both awesome. You literally colored that first bottle perfectly! Your 2nd card is amazing too!!!
A beautiful job on both cards Mariana, a great kit indeed!
Love the colors. Thank you for sharing your great cards.
Love your card. Very festive!
Wonderful cards! I love the soft background on the first one and the effect is very festive!
beautiful backgrounds. . . .
These are just stunning!! Love!!!
Fabulous kit – I love that it comes with so many dies. Love your examples too!
Gorgeous cards!! Love what you did for the backgrounds on both of them. The colours you used on the daubeer- beautiful! And I love the confetti die. So nice in the colours you chose. I bought this die and am looking forward to using it!
Great cards! That confetti die and blue metallic paper is stunning together!
Love your card .. very cheerful.
What great cards! Love the blue and gold together.
LOVE that bokeh looking background on the 1st card!!
The kit is amazing. Love your cards.
So glad I came by – I love that confetti cover die! What an elegant card. The bokeh effect with the bubbly is super too.
Very pretty cards
I love the bokeh background. The soft colors were well chosen. Thank you for sharing.
Really pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
Great cards made with a super fun kit! Your cards are a sparkly celebration
Love these cards
beautiful fun cards. Thanks for sharing:)
Gorgeous card, perfect coloring on the champagne bottle, looks so real!
Oh I love your cards especially the top one. Makes me want to get the kit now.
Cute cards! I love the background on the first card.
Both of your cards are beautiful.
Beautiful and Festive cards. That background die is so fun…your celebration card is so pretty and would also make a great anniversary one. Thanks so much.
Looks like great parties ahead.
Love the muted colors on the first card.
The second is really bright and colorful.
thanks for sharing.
I love the champagne glasses clinking together with the gold bubbles! Thanks for sharing!
I already ordered some of this group of goodness, but now I am going back to order some more. Beautiful cards and fabulous products.
Festive cards–love the pretty background on the first one.
Love the new kit, and what you did with it.
Nice colors! Love your cards! Denise
Fabulous cards, love
the designs of both.
Carla from Utah
Your cards are amazing! I love the colored circles in the first card. They make a wonderful background.
Wow! Such amazing kit for perfect celebration cards!!! I love your gorgeous cards!
Really nice cards!!
Awesome cards! Love that confetti cover die. Amazing kit, too!
Cool, hop love your card. Thank you.
Fabulous cards! Great kit!
Both of these are stunning! Trying to figure out how to sign up for your e-mail.
Gorgeous cards love the bokeh effect on the first.
Great cards! Love the background you created on the first one using sponge daubers. Thanks for showing us how great the new party confetti die looks
Beautiful cards! What a great kit.
Love how you used the dauber in the first card! beautiful creations!
Pretty cards. I love the sponge coloring.
Absolutely love the card with the confetti die cut background. Stunning!
So Cool. Love the 1st one esp the background. That’s a technique I have yet to try and am looking forward to trying.
Wow! Your cards are just gorgeous! I love that background die.
I love the background on both cards, especially on the sponge dauber coloring. Thank you for sharing!
beautiful work! congrats
These are so fabulous! I love the background idea!!
Such fun cards.
Your first card is so colorful and the second one is so classy. Love it!
Love the background diecut usage!
More. beautiful cards from you and I love them
The first card post is so cute I just love it! Thank you for sharing you talents. And thank you to Hero Arts!
The sponge dauber background is so beautiful – definitely going to try that one! Thanks for sharing these designs! Just brilliant!
I love those dauber fireworks.. very festive
Really pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
I simply must have this kit! (It was very difficult to find your comment section on your blog! I am patting myself on the back for being persistent as every vote counts!)
Thanks for sharing your ideas and process!
Thanks for sharing your ideas and process!
So much party fun! The first one would be perfect for my daughter-in-love’s niece–she loves all things Paris! Thank you.
After seeing you gorgeous cards, I want to have a party so l can make some of these beautiful cards and send them to my friends. Happy New Year!
stunning cards. Thanks for the inspiration
Pretty! Love the colors and details! Great kit!
Love all of these cards!
Great cards! I especially lpve the cheers card. Thanks for the ideas!
Beautiful cards! I love the dauber colored background you created! Thank You for sharing along in this fantastic release hop and for a chance at winning decembers gorgeous kit it is fabulous!
I love the celebrate card. The confetti background is so awesome!
My favorite card was the champagne one with the sponged inks. Thanks for the inspiring cards 🙂