8/6/18

August My Monthly Hero

Today is the release of the August 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.

To start at the beginning of the hop, head over to the Hero Arts Blog.  If you are already follo
wing along, you should have stopped in from Kelly's blog!  That girl is amazing!

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CARDS


The main stamp set in the August My Monthly Hero set is absolutely adorable!  I love the coffee images and all the sentiments.  Here is my first card...

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To create this card, I did a simple watercolor wash on watercolor paper for a quick and easy background.  Next, I stamped and die cut 2 of the coffee cups and added a quick Copic splash of color to each cup.  I know that my friends and i all take our coffee differently, so I added a lighter version and a darker version.  (Mine is the one with all the cream and it ends up where I have a little coffee with my cream...haha!)  I used one of the latte images with a brown ink and then on the darker coffee, I added the latte art image in white ink.  Last, I stamped the sentiment off to the side and matted the whole card front in a kraft colored card stock.  

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When I saw this Fancy Window die, I knew it had to be a shaker card.  I die cut the window in white cardstock intending to add some color but when I saw it in white....I had to keep it that way.

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I created the shaker box and lined the back of it with a piece of rainbow patterned paper to make the white window details pop.  I added in some fun shaker makings and then added the thank you sentiment to the little sign. I attached the shaker box to a green card base which made that white die cut shine even more.

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If you are following along on the hop, your next stop is over to my sweet friend Libby's blog!

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MY MONTHLY HERO KIT DETAILS

Here is a full August Kit...
This kit is absolutely adorable!  The main stamp set is full of adorable coffee cup and all the coordinating details.....along with the matching dies!  There is also a Crystal Clear Laquer Pen and some White Puff Embossing Powder.  Last but not least, there is a Window Die that details an adorable cafe setting. This kit has a $77 retail value but its yours for only $34.99.  Don't forget that these kits from Hero Arts go fast!  You can subscribe every month to make sure one comes right to your mailbox.  Click HERE to subscribe!

Don't forget the add-ons....

You can click one button and grab all the amazing add-ons at one time by clicking HERE.

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GIVEAWAY

One lucky crafter will win a full kit.  The winner will be chosen among all the comments along the hop.  Don't forget to leave a comment here for your chance to win!  The giveaway closes Sunday, August 12th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

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BLOG HOP


Laurie Willison you are here!  :)



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103 comments:

  1. Hi, Laurie; thanks for sharing! I absolutely adore the rainbow background shaker. 😊

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  2. What fun cards. I love fancy coffee with cute designs, so excited to see the stamps for the top of the cup!

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  3. Gosh this kit has so many amazing options... all of the designers are blowing my mind. I love this overhead view of coffee cups with the milk swirl... Perfect!

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  4. I am so loving this kit!!! This would be an amazing kit to own... especially since I live in a coffee loving part of the country... Washington state.

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  5. great cards, i like the clean simple look and the shaker is great. tfs.

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  6. Lovely creations! The cafe die is perfect for shaker cards!

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  7. Great kit and awesome shaker card. Also love your "blond and bold" coffee cups. Thanks for the inspired designs.

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  8. Beautiful cards! I can't wait to get my hands on this kit. I love that awesome window die and how you made a shaker with it.

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  9. Ooohhhh, I love both cards, but that shaker card just pops. Great kit this month. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love, love, love these cards!!

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  11. Very cool backgrounds. I really like the first one--simple and gorgeous

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  12. Great cards. I especially liked the shaker card

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  13. I too am a big fan of that lovely shaker card...this a great new kit.....so many beautiful card along this Blog Hop....thank you so much for sharing.

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  14. Great cards. Can't wait for my happy mail to arrive.

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  15. What lovely cards!!! I love the background you did on the cover plate card!!

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  16. Great cards. I love the soft coloring.

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  17. I ADORE the watercolor one! So simple and sweet! Great soft colors!

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  18. I adore both of your cards. Simple, but fabulous!

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  19. Both cards are great but the shaker card is super duper!

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  20. That shaker card is SOOO cute!!

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  21. FANTASTIC cards! The first card your coloring is amazing! The colors that you used to color the coffee in the cup looks sooo real! Makes me want a cup!!

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  22. The cards are looking very pretty and elegant ♥️♥️

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  23. I love the splash of teal on your coffee card with the kraft base. It sets it off so well. Thank you for sharing!

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  24. Pretty cards! Love the cafe scene!

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  25. Your cards are my favorite in this blog hop. The soft colors & the two cups are just perfect. The coffee shop cover plate card is just right, not too much sparkle but really unique.

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  26. Oh what fun cards and what a fun HA Kit!

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  27. I love the fancy die in the plain white...making it into a shaker is a great idea!

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  28. Beautiful watercolor wash on your first card and I love your scene on the 2nd one! Two lovely cards, Laurie!

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  29. Always impressed with the stunning simplicity of your cards! Love the coffee cups layered over the aqua wash!

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  30. What a fun idea! I love the white on rainbow look!

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  31. Such a wonderful kit! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

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  32. I love this card. Simple can be so lovely!

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  33. Your backgrounds in these cards are really great!

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  34. Gorgeous cards!!! Beautiful colours!!!

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  35. Gorgeous cards, loving rainbow shakers & gorgeous coffee cups. Thanks, for being another one of the few that enjoy a cup of warm milk with a granule of coffee, I was worried that I was alone !

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  36. Like the swirl pattern & the use of the die to make a shaker card.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  37. super work - love your creativity :)

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  38. Two perfect cards for friends and especially loved the shaker idea!!!How clever and how gorgeous it really looks!!!!

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  39. Love the cafe die. What a great shaker card! Your style is so classy. Love this kit!

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  40. The die cut is the perfect set-up for
    a shaker. Beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. Love both of your beautiful cards!!!

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  42. Mellow colored cards. It makes me relax and want coffee.

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  43. I like that you made such different cards with just one kit. Both seem like something I could make easily & get fabulous results.

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  44. These cards are amazingly beautiful! I love them both so much. And you, yourself, are quite amazing. Great job.

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  45. 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 appreciate you showing an example of using the large cafe die cut.

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  46. Two really pretty cards, Laurie! There's a lovely softness about them...

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  47. Your designs are are so lovely. I think your idea of coloring each cup of coffee a little different is so clever. All my friends take thier coffee a little different.

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  48. Both cards are wonderful! Love the shaker one :)

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  49. I love how delicate the colors are on both of these accounts.

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  50. Love the simplicity of these cards.

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  51. Both cards are fantastic. Love the shaker one.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  52. I live how they gave us the images yo add designs to the foam. What an awesome set!

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  53. Both are of these are lovely. That watercolor wash looks so even. Great work!

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  54. Cafe silhouette is a new fave!! Awesome new release!!

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  55. Love the shaker card!!! Of course it helps that I live on coffee. Thanks for sharing your cards. It is always priceless to see everyone's take on Hero Arts Monthly Hero kit. Fills me with so many ideas!

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  56. Beautiful cards! I love the backgrounds on both of them!

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  57. I love the shaker card you made using the diecut. So cute!

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  58. Love the first card with the watercolored background. Thanks for sharing!

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  59. simple and elegant. beautifully done.

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  60. Great cards! Can't wait to get my hands on this release!

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  61. Great cards, so fun and cute. Love the shaker card. thanks for sharing.

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  62. Two wonderful cards. I really like the pastel,light and fresh look of the first one. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Awesome release! I love your projects! I especially love the cafe shaker card!

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  64. You always make magic, Laurie! Love that top card so much! And that shaker card is absolutely delightful.

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  65. Great cards, I love that you made a shaker card from the Fancy Die, it's so cute. Thanks for these beautiful examples from the stunning release.

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  66. Love the soft colors of your cards. And the shaker card could be seen as snow falling outside the coffee shop window. Beautiful!

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  67. Laurie, they are beautiful and super sweet cards. I love each of the designs.

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  68. I really like the shaker window and the soft colors!

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  69. I like your shaker card. I am looking forward to doing one of my own.

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  70. Great cards, love the watercolor background wash in the first card, makes the images pop and that frame die in the 2nd is just awesome. Thanks for sharing this cool kit from Hero Arts.

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  71. These cards are so pretty but so clean! Thanks for the post.

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  72. Pretty cards. I like the colors.

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  73. I love these cups. It reminds me of my local coffee shop.

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  74. Really nice cards! The cups over watercolor look great and I like that shaker card and the small shaker goodies.

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  75. Adorable cards! The cafe die is SO cute!! Need all of it haha!

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  76. fabulous cards! loving this kit, such a great theme ♥

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  77. Lovely and creative cards! Great use of the monthly kit!

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  78. Great idea making it a shaker card!

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  79. Great cards! Especially love the shaker card. The background and card mat really do make the white die cup pop! This is a great die!

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  80. I am totally in love with that cafe scene die and your sweet shaker done with it!!

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  81. I love the shaker card, and I love getting reminders such as this that a simple piece of background paper is sometimes just as good as a custom-blended background. Thank you!

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  82. 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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  83. I wasn't too sure what that one stamp was, the view of the cup from the top. Thanks for making it obvious to me. I appreciate you making your images available to add to Pinterest.

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

 
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