4/2/18

My Monthly Hero April Kit Blog Hop...

Today is the release of the April My Monthly Hero Kit over at Hero Arts.  Each month, Hero Arts releases a kit full of stamps, dies, ink and paper.  The perfect box to receive in the mail to create lots of cards!

You can subscribe to the kit by clicking HERE to ensure you get the kit in the mail each month.  If you aren't subscribed and want to grab up a kit for yourself, hurry!  When they sell out, they are gone!  To see the full kit click HERE.

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CARDS

I have 2 cards to share using the stamp set from the kit.  This first card uses the Blanket Pattern Bold Prints background stamp.  First, I heat embossed the stamp with white embossing powder.  Next, I added in a rainbow of oxide inks and then used an iron to pull off the embossing powder from the panel.  I love how that looks!  I took a deep breath and then cut the panel in strips to create this background....yes that made me nervous after all that work to create a colorful background panel.  :)

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I attached the strips to the card front and then added in those adorable cactus images and a sentiment. To finish the card, I went back in with some silver thread and a little sombrero. 

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This next card was fun to make.  I lined up that adorable banner image on my Misti and stamped the banners in a straight row.

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 After I had a whole card front, I cut out each row and added them to the card front.  I tucked in the sentiment "hola" on the bottom to finish off this clean and simple card. 

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There are so many adorable add-ons to this kit so the possibilities are endless!

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My Monthly Hero April Kit

Here is the full kit...


Kit Contents:

6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
20 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
1 Ornate Floral Border Die
3 Reactive Ink Cubes (Fiesta Red, Fiesta Teal, Fiesta Yellow)
3 6" x 18" Sheets Unryu Paper (Assorted Colors)

The kit is valued at over $70 but costs only $34.99.  Plus there are lots of Add-Ons to choose from!

To purchase the "Get Them All April Add-ons Bundle" click here..


And here are the April add-ons individually....




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GIVEAWAY

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. The giveaway closes Sunday, April 8th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week, so don't forget to leave a comment below.  :)

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BLOG HOP

Here is a full list of the blog hop participants....
Laurie Willison (you are here!)

 Thank you so much for coming by today.  Hope you have a great day!



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FIND ME OVER ON:

Instagram: Laurie Willison (@laurie_willison)


Facebook: Soapbox Creations

75 comments:

  1. I love your cards. Very vibrant and eye catching!

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  2. The jaunty sombrero on the cactus is so cute! Love the way you created a striped blanket background.

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  3. Great cards and thank you for the opportunity to win as well.

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  4. I can see why you would be nervous but they came out awesome. Worth the risk!

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  5. I really love what you did with the blanket pattern!

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  6. Love the back ground treatment on the first card and all of the 2nd card. Well done.

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  7. I love the scalloped card; such a clever way to use it!

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  8. these cards are amazing. The techniques and colors used make them look totally different from a more typical application of the images.

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  9. There is something unusual about this kit! It just makes me want to PARTY! Thank you! I just love Hero Arts!

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  10. Both of these backgrounds are so festive and cool!

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  11. Wow Laurie, you've really gone to town with these festive backgrounds. Love them both. You've done an amazing job of incorporating all those colours and the layering! Thanks for sharing. Love these stamps!

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  12. The more I see, the more I like! Fun cards.

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  13. Love your cards! I especially like what you did with the Blanket Pattern stamp.

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  14. Very cute ! Gotta have these stamps!

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  15. Such great cards. Perfect fir my friends who live in the southwest

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  16. Great cards. I love how you used the blanket pattern. TFS.

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  17. Such nice colorful cards! I love what you did with the blanket. Such nice colors and it looks great scattered instead of a solid stamped image. So cute with the cactus over it too!

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  18. Love the creative, but simple use of these stamps. Very well done!

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  19. Very fun cards! I love the blanket background so much and the cactus wearing the sombrero is so festive. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Ole! and let's get taco 'bout it! What a cute set!

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  21. I like that you used the background but did different colors. That is unique. Both of your cards were really nice.

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  22. Love your cards! There certainly is a great amount of stamps with this set. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  23. Love these backgrounds! Thank you for sharing!

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  24. such a great example of a great kit!

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  25. Those cards are so fun and festive! Just love the colours and what you did with the background stamp. And the saying in the stamp sets are so great.

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  26. Laurie - these are so airy and beautiful!!

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  27. Lovely cards - the blanket background is amazing!

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  28. I like how festive these are Laurie! Pretty pretty cards!

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  29. Awesome cards, love the background.

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  30. Great designs! Love this kit - I hope I win!

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  31. Love those banners and background stamp. Thanks HA!

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  32. Such a clever use of the background stamp!

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  33. I’d be nervous about cutting that great background up too but it sure took the look up several notches. Love the details

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  34. What a fun kit!! And I love your creative take!

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  35. Very festive cards. I love all the colors. TFS

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  36. Cute and colorful card designs.

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  37. Beautiful cards, Laurie! I love how you cut the strips with your background panel on the first one...such a striking effect!

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  38. The blanket strips look good despite the fear of doing it. sometimes our fears make for great end results and your is proof of that.

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  39. I really love what you did with the blanket strips! Such a cool idea!

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  40. Love the bright colors you used! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. WOW!! so colourful!!! I LOVE THEM

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  42. These cards make me smile. This is an amazing release!

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  43. Great cards. Love the colors you used!

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  44. Great kit! Clever cutting the background into strips, love your card.

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  45. I love all of the new ideas!

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  46. Wow, the background on the first card blew me away. I’ll definitely be CASEing it. Both of you cards are fabulous. I’m so excited to get to play with this month’s kit.

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  47. Very cool cards! Love the patterns!!

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  48. Beautiful and colorful creations :)

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  49. Love how you created these cards!

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  50. Both your cards are really gorgeous!!! Love the bright colors!!!

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  51. I love the colors you used! Beautiful cards.

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  52. Love the rainbow stripe background! Love this kit!

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  53. Oh I love them BOTH. Awesome colors Laurie!

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  54. Awesome! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  55. I love your cards! The blanket one is so unique and I love the banner one just as much!

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  56. love these cards! that is a great kit!

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  57. Love your vivid colorful designs. Love the Blanket background stamp with these stamps. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

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  58. Your colorful cards are really joyful !
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  59. My first order from Hero Arts was this card kit. I'm so excited and can't wait for it to come in the mail. Looking at your beautiful card makes me wish I had added the Blanket background stamp.

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  60. Such awesome cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  61. Gorgeous cards! I love that cut up backgrounds on the first card.

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  62. AWESOME cards! I especially love the blanket background!

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  63. I don’t think crafters have had such a fun and festive set as this.

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  64. Your cards are so beautiful and so colourful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  65. Wonderful cards!! So fun and full of colour! What you did with the blanket pattern bold prints stamp is awesome!

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  66. Fabulous cards and very festive! :)

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  67. WOW...wonderful cards. Love them both.

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I appreciate all of your comments! Thank you for taking the time to stop in!

 
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