December My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Monday, December 3, 2018


Hi friends! It's time once again for the  new My Monthly Hero release at Hero Arts! As usual, there's a chance to win this month's DREAMY release (or equivalent product) for commenting along the December My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. I had so much fun with this fairy release and I can't wait to share some of my projects with you. The ideas just keep coming for this kit, so you're sure to see more fairy goodness from me in the coming weeks!

The My Monthly Hero kits are only available while supplies last and tend to sell out quickly. Subscribe to the monthly kit to never miss out! Or if you're a subscriber, you can add any of the wonderful add-ons to your shipment with no additional shipping charges by ordering them on your account before Dec. 6!

If you're just popping in, the hop started over on the Hero Arts Blog. If you've been hopping along already, you should have arrived from the AMAZING Lydia Fiedler's blog.

Now, let's get on with my creations for today! As per usual, I just couldn't stop creating, so you might want to grab a cuppa something de-lish, because this post might just go on forever! {grin} My first card pairs one of the fairies in the December MMH main kit with the previously released Coffee Cup Tags Frame Cuts for a sweet little Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop entry.


As soon as I saw this dreamy little fairy, I immediately thought of resting her on top of a coffee cup. I could just imagine visions of coffee dancing through her head!  I pulled out some Santa Baby papers and ephemera and got to work.  I started by cutting the pieces for the cup from the Coffee Cup Tags Frame Cuts. I scored a little line across the white lid for a bit of dimension, then sponged the outer edges of the papers with cotton candy and silver inks.  For the silver bands, I laid down some 1/8" double sided adhesive and then embossed with silver embossing powder. The sentiment is from the darling Wish I May Stamp & Cut add-on and also embossed in silver.

Next I embossed the fairy from the main kit in in silver and colored with Copics.  I added some sparkle to her with a crystal clear lacquer pen and a touch of glitter.  Next I added some ephemera pieces from the Santa Baby line and tucked in a bow and some iridescent bead trim.  To finish things off, I added a little border cut with the beautiful Decorative Edge Fancy Die.


Next up, I used the same sleeping fairy image on this fun background. I started by dripping drops of purple, pink and white liquid watercolors on a piece of cardstock then spraying with water to get some variations in color.  When that was dry, I went in with some blending brushes and cotton candy and passion flower inks to blend it out a bit more.  Next I stamped some of the dandelion images from the kit randomly in grape juice ink across the bottom.  I then stamped the large dandelion bloom twice in grape juice and then blended with passion flower and grape juice inks.  I fussy cut these out, using a crystal clear lacquer pen and glitter to accent the flower centers, then added my sweetly colored fairy to her resting place.  I finished by stamping the sentiment from the kit in grape juice and embossing with Sparkle embossing powder.


Next up is this sweet little field mouse, who's making a wish.  I found a scrap of designer paper in my stash that seemed like the perfect backdrop and sponged with a bit of cotton candy ink.  I then masked off the outside of the circle and used the dandelion images from the kit to randomly stamp in cotton candy.  The mouse is colored with copics and cut with one of the frame cuts included in the kit.  I pulled out some of the pearlescent cardstock in the kit and cut a couple dandelions with the Dandelion Paper Layering set. A stitched bow, some nuvo crystal drops and a bit of glitter finish things off.



This little fairy princess was just asking for a shaker card, so I had to oblige.  I started with a background of Moon Child paper from Prima. I stamped and cut the fairy, paper piecing her skirt and watercoloring her bodice and hair with purple liquid watercolors.  The shaker portion is the fabulous new Starlight Starbright Bold Prints background stamped in grape juice ink.  I then used the Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies to cut the window portion and finished off with a sequin mix, a bit of glitter and a couple leftover iridescent starts from a previous kit.

My final card for today is pretty simple, but I just love how it turned out. I paired a piece of Moon Child designer paper with the gorgeous new Fairy Window Fancy Die. I really wanted black sparkly paper, but I didn't have any and wasn't about to brave the snow to get some. So I did something even better! I cut the die from black cardstock and then coated with versamark and embossed with Sparkle embossing powder! Oh boy does it shimmer! I finished off with a sentiment from the new Wish I Might set. I used my MISTI to emboss in both black detail and then sparkle embossing powder for extra sparkle!


I hope you've enjoyed my creations and gained a bit of inspiration for using your own kit! The add-ons this month are simply beautiful, as well, and I'll have more cards later this week sharing my projects with them. Hope to see you back here again soon!

If you're still reading, CONGRATULATIONS! You made it to the end of my marathon post! ๐Ÿ‘Š

Your next stop on the hop is Emily Loggan! Head on over and check out her post.

Be sure to check out all of the fabulous new products available from Hero Arts today. The main kit is only available while supplies last and tends to sell out quickly. The add-ons are here to stay and will continue to be stocked. If you're loving the kits you've seen so far, consider subscribing so you never miss out on one!

Here's a look at the whole release...
Hero Arts December MMH Kit - available while supplies last!
Hero Arts December Add-Ons


And last, but not least... for a chance to win the fabulous giveaway, be sure to leave a little comment love on each of the hop spots below!

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59 comments

Mary said...

WOW Julee! Fantastic cards! Love them all; am a fantasy fan, and love the color purple... Your cards are FUN. The fairy sleeping on the coffee is priceless. The fairy window die is to die for, it is gorgeous!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful cards and such an awesome kit!

Linda S. said...

I love your color choices on these cards and seeing how you used this kit to make so many different cards.

Born Again Farm Girl said...

Beautifully done kit and your design is awesome !

Ellibelle said...

Such beauties you created with the kit and the add-ons. Gorgeous colors on each one! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!

Donna Oates said...

I’m so glad you’re still at it Julee. It’s always a pleasure to see your card creations! And I’m still using my Verve stamps too. Just posted one to IG yesterday featuring a lovely bible verse and poinsettia for the inside!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a sweet fairy resting on the coffee cup.

Kathleen said...

How adorable is that fairy. She can grant my wish for coffee anytime.

Billie A said...

Cute idea and fun images.

Hetty said...

So beautiful all your cards, Julee. I cannot say wich one I like best. They are all so beautifully made.

Karen said...

One gorgeous card after the next! The colors and designs are wonderful.

Rhonda said...

Love your whimsy! The cards are fun!

sharon g said...

I like the coffee dream. Of course fairies dream of coffee....it's just really cute--love the embossing...

Lauri Bacalzo said...

The winter theme fairy with the coffee is so stinking cute!
I would never of thought to use the fairy in a Christmas themed card.
Thank You for sharing your wonderful talents!

Liz R @RVA said...

How sweet! I don't know if I should buy it to keep and make cards or give it to a young friend to encourage her to stamp. I love your use of pink!

Karthikha said...

What an awesome set of cards! Each one is so beautiful and magical!! Love them all :)

Rosemary said...

your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Angel Arce said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the sleeping fairy card. Love the background on that one!

~amy~ said...

WOW! Check out all of your beautiful cards Julee! I love them all, especially your coffee fairy, so very sweet!

cindybearj said...

I love all your cards especially the first and the last!

Amy Peyton said...

Oh what beautiful cards! I love the magical feeling they all have. The fairy sleeping on the coffee cup is super adorable!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet colors. All of them. Thanks for showcasing this fabulous kit in the most beautiful way!

Laurie B. said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the purple, and the paper pieced skirt is a nice detail.

n56leiker said...

Even before I read the how to portion of the cards, I could totally tell that you loved everything about this set. It's okay cause I don't even have it yet and I love it too! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

Kati Caprara said...

I love your interpretation of the versatility of this kit. My favorite is the one where the fairy is sleeping on the coffee cup!!! What a wonderful idea!! I just love all the pinks and the idea that she is on the shelf. My second favorite is the mouse with the dandelion. He is just sooo cute!!! And the shaker card -- a fairy has to have lots of sparkly moving all around!!! You have done a wonderful job all around!! Love this kit!! Can't wait to play with it. It is my all-time favorite so far!!

Maxine D said...

How beautiful Julee - you have really loved these images and it shows through in your cards
Blessings
Maxine

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! I'm totally in love for your amazing set of cards and for your stunning colouring!!! Your wonderful creations take me in the magical fairyland!!!

Monia Lisa said...

So many beautiful cards :)

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your beautiful collection of cards! The embossing powder is a brilliant idea, and works so perfectly with the faeries! Very pretty!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are all so pretty! :)

DJ said...

Of course there are coffee fairies! Beautiful cards, all of them. TFS!

Kailash said...

Such a gorgeous array of card designs, lovely use of the kit!

Lisa A creations said...

Cute new kit!

Purple Princess said...

Wow! All of the cards are so amazing!!

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas for using the kit. I love the shaker card.

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

The cards go from soft pastels to bold
colors and all are wonderful. My
favorite is the last - love that
silhouette and the coloring.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karen H said...

WOW, gorgeous inspiration. Loving this new kit more and more!

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful cards, sweet and fun. Love the fairy on the coffee cup. Thanks for sharing you designs.

Lee Newton said...

All the cards were wonderful and I like the mouse A LOT as well as the fairies. How is it your first two little ladies seemed voluptuous and others' were ethereal? : ) Nice job on all.

Julia said...

I like all your cards but I am really impressed with the last one. It is just stunning!

Annette Reed said...

Fabulous cards! I love this month's kit. You have done a fantastic job using is and the add ons. I love your mouse and that fairy cover die. I imagine that your fairy is sleeping soundly warmed by the heat of the coffee.

Susan Y said...

Oh my goodness! Your cards are gorgeous!!! I am so glad you shared so many ideas! I love this months release!

Nox said...

LOL - I love that first card - makes me think that maybe I am hoping for a bit of magic with my coffee - like the magic of more energy! Those are all such wonderful cards and I love that your added that bit of humour to the mix.

Debbie Selby said...

Wow these are very unique and lovely.

Laura J said...

Wow, such fantastic cards, absolutely magical! Wonderful kit!

Lagene said...

WOW! Gorgeous creations! I especially love the sweet shaker card!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous cards. The colors and designs are amazing.
Thanks for sharing...

Tracy Ricci said...

Are you flipping kidding me? Your cards are so beautiful, I pinned every one! You are my card making idol! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Wendy Lambert said...

Your cards are just beautiful. They are so different than anything seen on the hop so far! Your details are just perfect!

Shanna said...

Amazing Ideas!

bzyPTmom said...

All of your cards are so pretty--what a great use of this marvelous new kit.

Fikreta said...

oh wow!
these are stunning!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your first card with Santa Baby is dreamy and my fav!! The depth of colors on the others is so whimsical and ethereal!! Gorgeous and inspiring Hero Arts release!! And I have that coffee release as well so can pair these together! So loving your inspiration!

Heather said...

Oh, my goodness, you were busy and these are all stunning!!! I think the first might be my favorite, but it's so hard to choose!

Karen Letchworth said...

SO lovely with the soft pink hues.

Shannon Howell said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

karenajo said...

Love the fairy with the coffee - so fun! Love your creations from this new kit! There are so many fun elements. Thanks for sharing !

Carissa Workman said...

I love your cards! The one that made me giggle was the fairy sleeping on the coffee cup! It's a beautiful Christmas card, but funny as well! My fairy would be sleeping on a pile of doughnuts or cheesecake! I left a comment at the Hero Arts blog saying that I think that this stamp set could be really versatile. You could totally make Christmas, Valentine's, of course birthday cards! It's an awesome stamp set! Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity!