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September My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hi friends! It's time to kick-off another FABULOUS My Monthly Hero release. The September kit is filled with curiosities and even a fabulous new peek-a-boo die. A fabulous collection of add-ons complements this release beautifully,  so be sure to check them all out in the shop! 

As we launch this kit, our hearts are heavy with the news out of the Bahamas, and our thoughts are with the East Coast of the United States as we all hope and pray the hurricane stays out to sea. For each September kit sold, $1 will be donated to help those impacted by the devastation and displacement caused by Hurricane Dorian.


If you've been hopping along, you should have arrived from Janette Kaussen's blog. Your next hop stop after this will be Laurie Willison's blog. The entire hop list can be found later in this post.

GIVEAWAY:
Once again, Hero Arts is generously giving away a fabulous prize for a lucky commenter along the hop.  Leave a little love in the comments section for all these amazing artists and if your name is drawn you'll receive this month's kit absolutely free! Enter by Sunday, September 8th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


For my first card, I decided to make this card without dies, so I stamped the cabinet frame and filled it with tons of the fun stamps in the kit.  Next I spent a fun time coloring it all in with Copic markers, adding some greys in the shadows to give a little depth.  I added a bit of doodling to the labels and drawer pulls, making it look like each item had been lovingly categorized and labeled.


To add a little dimension, I stamped the butterfly, moth, feather and leaf again, colored and then fussy cut to pop up on the card. I also cut a rectangle and stamped the you are one of a kind sentiment to pop up to make it stand out. This card was so much fun to make! I had no idea how satisfying it would be to fill in this little cabinet!



In fact, it was so much fun, I couldn't stop there.  There's a fabulous add-on that works perfectly with the cabinet frame.  I stamped the frame again on white cardstock, then filled in with the Pure Magic images and sentiments.  Next I cut the peekaboo cabinet die in the kit from black cardstock, then embossed the frame image in gold.


To finish off the card, I cut some of the doors off, as if they were just shelves, then accented the remaining doors with hinge die cuts from the Cabinet Door Fancy Die cut from gold paper. I love the way these sweet little hinges and door knockers look paired with the kit!

I really adore all the sweet little images and sentiments in the set and decided this autumn greetings sentiment from the kit would work perfectly with a fun reactive ink background.  So I pulled out fruit punch, lemon drop and creamsicle and smooshed and splattered until I had a background I was happy with.  The Curiosities Silhouette Fancy Dies really captured my interest and I thought this winged creature would make the perfect accoutrement to this card.


I cut it from black cardstock, then ran the die through with white cardstock so it just embossed the image.  I then blended the three colors of reactive ink on this, cut out and layered behind the black die cut. To finish things off, I coated this in embossing & watermark ink, then embossed with sparkle embossing powder. It's so sparkly!

My final card for today started with the fun happy halloween word die from the kit.  I blended seedless preserves distress oxide,  and creamsicle and lemon drop inks onto cardstock, then cut the word die out.  I layered three diecuts for thickness, then coated everything with watermark ink and embossed in sparkle embossing powder.  I just love this look.  I added this to a strip of cardstock and accented with the spider web die cut from the Curiosities Silhouette Fancy Dies.



For the background, I blended the same three colors on a panel of white cardstock, then added the Ornate Floral Stencil and blended black soot distress oxide over the whole thing.  Isn't the final look so cool?  I finished off with a stamp from the Sacred Florals add-on, colored with Zig markers and cut with the coordinating frame cuts.

Okay,  if you're still with me, you deserve a crafty high five! ✋  I had a lot of fun creating with this month's kit and add-ons.

I hope you've enjoyed my makes and a bit of my creative process. If you're not a subscriber already, the kit is only available while supplies last, so pre-order your kit todayKit shipping begins Friday, September 6th and continues throughout the following week.

If you ARE a subscriber, remember you can order any of this month's lovely add-ons to ship with your kit with no additional shipping fees if you place your order before Thursday. All of the add-ons are added to the Hero Arts catalog and restocked. 

Here's a closer look at the September My Monthly Hero kit. I've also linked the entire release along with the supplies I used for these cards below for your convenience.


Kit Contents:
  • 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
  • 1 Peek-a-boo Drawers Fancy Die
  • 3 Fancy Dies
  • Bronze Silk Ink 0.5 fl. oz.
  • 10 Bee & Key Charms
  • 6 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Decorative Paper (Rich Copper, Urban Basilia Black, Wood Abachi Solid)
And here's a look at all the add-ons...




For a chance to win the giveaway of this month's kit, leave some comments for the talented designers linked below. Here's the full hop list. Next up on the hop is Libby Hickson.  Happy hopping!


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September My Monthly Hero Release



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55 comments

Avra Williams said...

Fantastic cards!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

You really had fun and provided so many great inspiration points with your cards! Thank you.

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG you really have inspired me with your amaZIng cards - the details on the drawer cards is breath taking!!!

Karthikha said...

Fantastic cards! The potions one is so magical and I just love the last Halloween card! :)

sharon g said...

I just love the goodies in the cabinet. The little images are wonderful.

B. Poteraj said...

Your butterfly card is just my style. The dots add a great look.

SmilynStef said...

Love the cool dimension on your second card ... great collection of designs

Amy P said...

I love the black and gold card with the pops of bright colors behind the doors!

Kathy Dippner said...

Fantastic cards! Love that you cut off some of the doors from the die. Looks awesome.

Tammy said...

Oh, Julee!!! these are all so beautiful! I love your cabinet - all of the dimension is just wonderful! and that butterfly card - everything thing about it is wonderful!

JudyR said...

Beautiful cards!

Kelly said...

Love the cards. I wasn't going to buy the add on with the bottles now I want it lol.

Laura Jean D. said...

How adorable are those bronze hinges on the peekaboo doors?!? I love them!!!!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Wow what beautiful cards, Julee

Barbara said...

These are all beautiful and I can tell you had fun using this newest kit from Hero Arts. Wow!

MadeByMeghanK said...

OMG! I love all the little potions hiding behind the flaps! And your Halloween card! FAB

Jodi Warren said...

Love your take on the peek-a-boo drawers becoming shelves. it looks really great and another terrific idea for this set.

Malaika said...

I love these cards.

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Julee
Be it color or creativity your cards are a pure treat to the eyes.Love and hugs

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh my goodness Julee these are magnificent cards
Blessings
Maxine

DJ said...

Gorgeous cards! I really love the cabinet cards and all the little goodies. Beautifully done!

Carol Wortman said...

OUTSTANDING card, color choice, content. BOOTIFUL Must have these dies! ♡♡

Teri S. said...

I love your Cabinet cards Julee! The colours on the third card are just divine.

Karen said...

I love your cards! You created four beautifully diverse cards, demonstrating the diversity of the kit! Can't wait to get mine!

Deb Selby said...

Just an amazing set of cards. Awesome techniques.

Beth said...

Love how you cut off some of the doors... love that card! You are so talented!

Beejay said...

I love your cards! You cut the doors off! GENIUS!

Lagene said...

AWESOME HA Kit!!! Awesome creations!!!! I especially love your Autumn Greetings Butterfly card!

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards! I'm so inspired!

Lindar C said...

Wow! Stunning cards! Love that butterfly, the background is gorgeous!

ScrappyTeacher said...

I love your Color choices you used in your projects.

Geri S said...

Beautiful card - thanks for sharing your process!

Diana Johnson said...

Amazing kit and great cards!

Janet D. said...

WOW-love everything you created!

Janet said...

WOW! Love all the cards! This is a great Hero Arts kit. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Rebecca Ednie said...

Love your first card. How fun!

Karen H said...

Beautiful cards Julee. My faves are those for Halloween.

Gab said...

Really great cards! Love the colours!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful cards!! Oh my!

Bluebells207 said...

What beautiful cards.

Gardenrose said...

Love the cabinet on black card with gold embossing - so creative!!

JMN said...

Love this kit and great inspiration.

Nox said...

Fabulous cards - I love the gold hinges and little black doors you used on the one!

Robyn S said...

Great cards - this kit is so versatile. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rachel Duong said...

Wow your card with all the glass bottles is a stand-out! I love it and the bright Halloween coloring is amazing!

Annette Reed said...

These are fantastic! Thanks for showing how versatile the main set is. The cabinet stamp looks great without the peek-a-boo elements.

Beth Merrill said...

This post is loaded with so many fun techniques and I can't wait to try them all!

Kelsey Thomas said...

So many pretty cards! :) I love the vibrant colors.

Bonnie K. said...

Your cards are amazing. So many different looks with this kit and the coordinating add-ons. Love, love, love!

Helen said...

Amazing cards, Julee! It certainly looks like you had great fun with these super new stamps and dies! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Awesome cards! I love the bright colors with the black! The butterfly card is gorgeous!

Unknown said...

All the cards are great, but I love the Halloween card the best.

Karen L K said...

Wow those are some great looking cards! The Pure Magic card looks very dimensional like a shadow box. Very nice background behind that butterfly. That is a great technique to add black over color with a stencil.

JMN said...

You have created so many fantastic cards, love them all and this kit too.

Jean said...

A fun kit and darling cards!