Monday, May 2, 2016

May My Monthly Hero Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to my stop on the May My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!

This month's kit was inspired by Jennifer McGuire and her wonderful Share Handmade Kindness campaign. The kit contains everything you need to say thank you, make someone's day or spread a little kindness. I am extra excited about this kit because I got to design the stamps, dies and a super fun backer card that's included in the kit. You can purchase the kit in the Hero Arts Online Store now!



THE KIT CONTAINS:
4x6 clear stamp set • gift card envelope die • 
four half sheets of cardstock in tiffany blue and green apple • 
four half sheets of vellum in turquoise and iridescent white • 
ten white tags • .5 oz silver embossing powder • Glue Dots • gray twine • gems

I have two projects to share with you today -- one using the gift card envelope die in the main kit and another using the Thank You add-on die.


I die cut the gift card envelope from watercolor paper and taped off a border on the front panel with painter's tape. Then I used Distress Inks to watercolor a background and dried it using my heat tool.

Next, I stamped the message with VersaMark ink and black heat embossed the image. The stamp set is designed to be able to use the handwritten thank you message together or just the word "you" like I did here. The smaller coordinating messages are also great for the insides of cards!


The backside of the envelope has a v-shaped flapped that folds over and tucks into a 1" slit. I used one of the images from the Happy Mail add-on to create a seal for the envelope. But you do not need to use any adhesive to close it -- the whole envelope can be assembled with no adhesive!


I easily attached the gift card with a glue dot that are also included in the kit. And you can see there is even space to write a message on the bottom flap. I love how simple and quick this gift card envelope is to pull together!


I also wanted to share a couple add-on's that are being offered with the kit because I think I love them just as much as the kit! There is a 4x6 clear set called Happy Mail and a Thank You Pair Fancy Die.


The word die is the same size as the "thank you" message in the kit stamp set and the words are separate so you can easily use one or both.  I love how delicate this die is and that it can be the focal point of a card.


I've covered the die in some gold glitter and adhered it over a subtle watercolor background. And I've included one of the coordinating messages from the kit stamp set.

 
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. So be sure to leave a comment on each of these fabulous ladies' blogs:

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kelly Rasmussen  <-- are="" br="" here="" you="">
Yana Smakula
Lucy Abrams
Kathy Racoosin
Mariana Grigsby
Wanda Guess
Clare Prezzia
May Sukyong Park
Joan Bardee
Amy Tsuruta
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I can't wait to see what all of you create with this kit! Remember this kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone!

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~amy~ said...

I super LOVE this kit! Your projects are absolutely LOVELY.

Tami B. said...

This is my favorite kit so far. You did a wonderful job designing it.

Elizabeth Knehans said...

Love your ideas and this awesome kit. I'm thrilled to pair it with all the other handwriting stamp sets you've created that I own.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous kit, Kelly - what a great design, congrats! And I love your projects, especially the glittery thank you die over the yummy watercolored background!!

Marilyn Falcone said...

Kelly, love your ideas for this kit.

Michelle said...

Love the watercolor!! Great inspiration again from Hero Arts!

Kirsten Brindley said...

These are so beautiful!

conil said...

This is a lovey kit. So many ideas rattling around in my old bean. These projects of yours are terrific use of it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful projects! I really like this kit and the add-ons!

Chris :) said...

Love the watercolor! 😀

Ilina Crouse said...

Great kit! Love everything about it, and of course everything you have shared so far with it.

Jackie Parkins said...

Beautiful cards, I love the watercolors on both of them.

CinnamonSally said...

This is a fabulous kit. love all your creations!

mrlcidra54 said...

Love the combination of the stamps and the die on this kit. Great for inspiration.

kerry myers said...

I love tbe kit & BOTH the die & extra stamp set. What an awesome quick way to share with the envelope die. I can see having lots die cut & ready to personalize and hand out on the go!!! I will get a lot of use from this whole set.

Leanne said...

All beautiful projects.

Deb said...

I love the yellow, orange and pink card! Nice work!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

This is so versatile! Love it!

Fiona Dickinson said...

I adore the colours in this kit, it is lovely

Cathy Homan said...

I love the envelope and card you created. This kit is awesome! Thank you for sharing.

Pamela Garrett said...

The gift card envelope die and the stamp set are terrific and can be used for so many occasions! Thanks. It's nice to find something that is not necessarily holiday oriented.

Rose said...

Your cards are so pretty. I love the simplicity of them and the colors.

Anonymous said...

Love the kit, I might need this one!

Leelee said...

Love the kit and your cards! :)

Jill said...

Love your cards and this is a great kit!!!!

Susie Sonnier said...

Great kit! Your cards are HAPPY!

Diane said...

Great design Kelly! Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Your watercolor background is gorgeous, and the colors smile! Thank you.

Connie Hinkle said...

Awesome set!!!

Patt H. said...

Fabulous kit! Love the cute envelope die & the awesome ways you used it.

Scraplea 1 said...

Love these ideas! Can't wait to get my kit. Thanks for sharing!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a fun filled kit

Kristie Maynard said...

Great kit. I'm lovin' that little envelope die. Thanks!

paperpicnic (Jayne) said...

I'm in awe of this beautiful and versatile kit, Kelly! It's been a treat seeing each of your amazing projects over the weekend! So much gorgeousness, I'm very inspired!

Dottie said...

Love the colors and vellum in this months kit. You did a lovely job using them!

Amy McCue said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love that thank you die.

Alice H said...

Great cards, great sentiments!

Shopgal 247 said...

What a great kit! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

diana said...

Lovely cards and a fun hop! :)

Scrapthat said...

Very pretty projects Kelly! TFS

pcm said...

you did a fabulous job with this kit!

Tammy Paul said...

wow fabulous kits. lots of wonderful ideas. thanks for sharing

catherine brown said...

this is a great kit

Myrle Chisholm said...

Love the small cards. Like the combination of colors.

Dena Schaufele said...

you all are tempting me

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

this is kit is tempting - love that stamp set!

Kari-Lyn said...

Love love love this kit! Love what you've done with it too!

mtscrapgal said...

You designed a great kit Kelly. I love the gift card die especially. Great projects too.Thanks

Parker said...

This kit has many wonderful sentiments, and the coordinating Thank You die is in a great font. Love it.

Barbara said...

A very cute stamp!

CraftyPaws said...

Wonderful kit! Those Thank You dies are an essential!

Judie said...

Love the "thank you" in gold glitter! I adore the gift card die!

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

This kit is so beautiful, you did a great job! And your cards, just awesome!

JudyH said...

Lovely projects! Thanks for sharing.

Karen Cash said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this kit and make some gift card envelopes!!!! Such a cute design!

Penny said...

Totally love the cards... I'm new at all this but can't wait to try it! I have been watching videos for a long time, but just recently have been actually doing it.
Penny
redheadworking at earthlink dot net

Keely said...

Both of your cards are wonderful.

NanaKaren said...

The gift card envelope is great.

Nancy Dempsey said...

Love the kit, love the cards. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent!

Suzan D. said...

great cards. love this release.

judy said...

Lovely and well thought out kit! I love the cards that you created with the kit.

Egret said...

Wow...I love glitter and you use it so well! Thank you.

Lorraine said...

I'm loving your projects. This kit is really great and perfect for the end of the school year.

craftjunkiesc said...

Another amazing kit. Your designs are fabulous. Love your cards.

Trina P. said...

Great kit and projects.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Great cards. Love the uplifting sentiments.

vicenta ghylin said...

Fantastic card and gift card. Thank you for sharing and joining in this giveaway.

Evelyn said...

The cards you made are inspiring, great job.

Patty said...

Excellent kit...you are so darn creative ...makes me so jealous!!

Donna Phelan said...

AWESOME design, you must be thrilled, its lovely! Great cards!

Phyllis said...

This envelope die is just made for giving gift cards, and yours is so pretty. Thanks for sharing ideas for this new kit.

Samanta Aizcorbe said...

Awesome kit!!

Joela Pascoe said...

Really like your background look

Leslie said...

Thx for the great cards. Love these products.

Betsye Rose said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Great kit design and I love your watercolor cards too!

A Tad Bit Off said...

The kit is awesome! Your cards are too!

cosie said...

Loving this kit and can see so many way to use it. Great job.

Late Blooming said...

Every teacher would love to get something like this.

Lydia Ché Lee said...

Great job with this month's kit! Love it as well as the add-ons!

Lydia Ché Lee said...

Great job with this month's kit! Love it as well as the add-ons!

Carolyn Steele said...

You did a wonderful job designing this. It really helps recognize those that we should extend our appreciation to - so thanks! Your projects are beautiful - the watercoloring is so, so pretty!

Megan said...

Awesome kit, Kelly! I think this is my favorite one so far!

Mary-Anne V said...

Congrats on this kits it is really fabulous! I love the stamp set and the little envelope die.

Anonymous said...

Lots to play with here! Thanks for the opportunity.
Lisa M

Dawn Young said...

Great kit...love the font and the colors!!

Suzanne Geyer said...

Great kit, I love ste script of the thank you and the envelope die is so fun.

Kathy M said...

Great kit so many uses for the stamp set.

phyllis nufer said...

Congratulations on your new stamp set. Very versatile set. I love the watercolor background with these stamps.

gardener said...

Great projects. Love the the colors in your card.

Devonna Banks said...

This is a great kit to have. I love it.

Maureen Morton said...

You've outdone yourself, Kelly! Love the colors and that die is unbelievable. Such a unique and fun combo of goodies. It is on my must have list. Thanks for the inspiration!

Joan9876 said...

You did a great job with this kit

NanW said...

Beautiful watercolor and great designs.

Dawn-Marie Manning said...

Love the card! The kit looks fabulous also.

Mary Alice Varallo said...

That gift card envelope die si the cutest thing!

Teresa Doyle said...

Hi Kelly, Your card and gift card holder are both lovely. You certainly thought of everything when designing this stamp set and this die. Congratulations on a great job!
Thanks for the chance to win it!

JoAnne R said...

I love this kit. Great job on the design. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous projects you designed with this kit.

BeckyR71 said...

I love this kit. Can't wait to receive mine. Thanks for creating it and sharing your great projects.

Linda Whitaker said...

Love these products, this kit is really cool. Thanks for sharing with us.

janmjax said...

Beautiful projects and a fabulous kit!

Marcie Lovett said...

Love the watercoloring, Kelly! This kit is amazing!

Katy said...

Love the card kit and your projects are fantastic. Stay blessed!

Holley Downs said...

I just loved your cards! This kit is awesome!

Linda Whitaker said...

Love these products, this kit is really cool. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kathy Thisted said...

love the use of watercolor with this kit

Tammy said...

These are really beautiful cards!

Rosy Newlun said...

You're going to make hearts smile with these creations! Love the watercolor backgrounds!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the watercolor backgrounds it makes the words stand out.

Rosemary said...

you have created a fabulous kit for hero arts!! your cards are amazing!!

Valgerdur R. said...

I love this kit! Your cards give a gorgeous back drop to the wonderful idea, inspiration, and message behind this set!

Rubina Pantoja said...

Love your teacher card - thanks for creating such a versatile set!

Geri Stuart said...

You did a wonderful creating job and made wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing your talents!

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the watercolored backgrounds.

Martha Harris said...

What a wonderful kit!--so many options for very useful cards!

StampinLouie said...

Kelley I love your cards. Simple but eloquent !

C Dixon said...

I love your cards. I love the sparkle.

Cathey said...

Very nice

Janet Newberry said...

I love your watercolor techniques. They are so hard to do and you make them look so easy.

cindybearj said...

These cards are beautiful! I love watercolors and the colors you used were so pretty.

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a great die! Just love it! And awesome sentiments.
Beautiful card, the little hearts just set it off.

Jill said...

Beautiful. This kit looks fabulous.

Heather Mueller said...

The cards are lovely. The glitter adds a lot of sparkle and pop to the cards. Great idea.

Jacqueline said...

Love this kit. The poSsibilities are endless. Love your designs too!

Dottie Acosta said...

Love these cards😊

Ladyj711 said...

That is a very nice gift card holder but it was the card that I fell in love with. That big beautiful Thank You on that pretty water color background...
Love it!

Rita said...

Great kit......and great cards! Can't wait to get my hands on this kit!

GreenEyedGirl said...

Love, love, love!!

mandalj said...

Congratulations on a beautiful kit and showing it off wonderfully here!

Sylvia Avila said...

Nice water coloring and cute little gift cards.

Mom and wife ( Mona spark) said...

Greater water card

Super Stick Chick said...

Love the big scripty sentiment with the beautiful watercolors. Great cards and envelope.

Arlene said...

Great cards. Love the water color background on the last card.

Bonnie from Virginia said...

More great cards, love all!

Linda Green said...

LOVE this kit! I just ordered. Your watercoloring is so soft and subtle...love your gift card envelope project. Thanks for sharing!

Linda T said...

What a beautiful kit! I absolutely adore it.

Gloria Westerman said...

Love your cards..and the watercolor background is my favorite...great job...this is a must have kit for sure...tfs

George Gratton said...

This is a wonderful kit that I simply must have! The watercolor "Thank You" card is so beautiful! I love it all!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome projects. And awesome kit.

Kathy Mc said...

Kelly, this kit is beautifully done as an all-inclusive for making any and all thank-you cards. Think this is my favorite kit, especially because I'm always making and needing thank you's. Your watercolored and glittered cards are fabulous. Great designing, Kelly!

Angie said...

The watercolor envie is beautiful! What a fun idea! Your thank you card is gorgeous! Beautiful water color!

Jeanie said...

Absolutely love this kit - especially the die.

Anonymous said...

Love this kit. Dianne K.

cghundley said...

Love your watercoloring
on your cards. I love
the Happy Mail set!
Carla from Utah

Laura Rozsonits said...

Beautiful cards, love the watercoloring.

Linda M said...

This is a great kit! I can't wait to get it. Your cards are wonderful, too!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I love that gift card holder! I made one once but I don't know where I put the original so I could make more. I love everything you did and is that my favorite color I see on a card? I have loved the color yellow since, well, since I've been born! LOL I'm 62 and it's been my favorite color for 62 years. It makes me feel so happy when I see it and wear it. Plus, people always say how much they like the color on me. Thanks for showing us your beautiful cards!

Wahnita Hammond said...

Such a beautiful gift card holder & card!!! Love the new dies & stamps! :)

Heather DePasquale said...

Beautiful cards. I love this kit. So many ways to say Thank You.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card love the colors and the thank you stamp set so many great uses for it!

Debra Rumpza said...

Love this new kit! I want it!

Peg Coombes said...

Just gorgeous! the kit is on my wish list, better not wait too long though if it's limited

Nancy Lynn said...

Kelly, congrats on designing a unique "thank you" stamp set which includes some "different" sentiments that can be used with the thank you die. Overall a wonderful versatile and much-needed kit that will surely be used over and over again!

Keep up the great work Kelly and congrats to HA for creating some awesome monthly kits!

Kim Anning said...

Great options

Niki G said...

This kit is definitely a must have and that die cut is so awesome! So fun and versatile!

Baroque duJour said...

Gorgeous, love your distress front (note to self tape the edges) loving this kit and the fab hop!!

bev p said...

I love the look of glitter and loosey goosey watercolor background! Beautiful. Thanks so much. I wish I hadn't overspent on markers this month. (sigh...) But I am so enjoying the last kit!

Linda Hyden said...

Fabulous card; thanks for sharing.

TracyM #6773 said...

CONGRATULATIONS Kelly - your kit is AWESOME, so are the addons!!!
LOVE the stamps & dies, ADORE the vellum & gems, LOVE the colours too!!!
Your gift card holder is SO PRETTY and your card SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your WONDERFUL watercolour cards to introduce the kit to us, I'm INSPIRED :)

Tracey Landt said...

Love your ideas and cards. This kit is totally awesome!

Louise said...

Gorgeous cards, love the envelope. This is such a great kit

Marie said...

Oh, that first card is so pretty! TFS =)

Daylene said...

Beautiful ca dos and envelope card holder! I love this set and the dies. The card holder die is so nice since we give a lot of gift cards. Thank you for designing this set and showing us your beautiful work!

Amber McGary said...

I love the colors on the last card-beautiful!

the Blackbird said...

Wonderful kit!
Cristina
thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

Sandy S. said...

Terrific kit, Kelly! I love every single thing in it.

Di W said...

Great kit and add-ons! Your cards are beautiful.

snetram said...

Love the kit, am sorely tempted. I love the colors on your card, yellow is so sunny. Thanks for a chance to win.

Sharon MCClaren said...

Love, love, love this kit!

Jan Elmore said...

What a fun kit. Jennifer McGuire's idea will live on forever! Love the gift card die!

Aileene Fitzpatrick said...

Wonderful kit and your "thank you" card is so bright and cheery. What a great card to a friend to brighten up their day

Manuela B. said...

Very well done! I especially love the gorgeous watercolored background.

Cindy Fleskes said...

Beautiful cards! You did an amazing job on the kit!

Susan Eliot said...

Love your work!

Shelley Bankston said...

Beautiful cards! I love watercoloring!

Sarah M said...

Really pretty cards! Thanks for sharing

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely projects, Kelly. You should be so proud of your new kit, it is just fabulous:)

happyscrap said...

I love all the sentiments on the stamp set - especially the fun ways to stamp an envelope. Great job! Thank you.

Oliev said...

Great kit, I really love the Happy Mail addon:-)
Lovely projects!

Oliev said...

Great kit, I really love the Happy Mail addon:-)
Lovely projects!

Michele Henderson said...

I LOVE this gorgeous and colorful background color! So cheerful and fun!
Take care!
Michele

Debra said...

I like how you used the kit components. The yellow and gold card is outstanding.

Teri W said...

Love the kit and the watercolor card

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome ideas! They are adorable.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

pennyd said...

This is a wonderful kit! I love the glitter thank you card - I certainly want to case it. I've already bought my kit and can't wait to play with it!

Bianca said...

Love your designs with the watercoloring! Beautiful done!

Anne said...

Everyone loves to get mail -- I know so many family members and friends who would love to get this kind of mail -- love your work!

Carolina Kathy said...

Love your two cards! This is a must have kit with so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

charly30us said...

Such a neat kit!! awesome job!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic kit... and your cards look amazing Kelly. Love the water coloring... especially on the envelope. The black words look great over the bright colors.

Lori said...

These cards are so pretty! The watercoloring is amazing!

Sissyc said...

Love the way you used this kit. To me the water coloring makes it so fantastic.

gabriella said...

Looks wonderful and useful

Patty Hawkins said...

Beautifully done! Love the kit!

Janet said...

Such an awesome kit and projects made with them! In love! 😍

Marianne Derjean said...

Great gift card enveloppe! I LOVE it... and I also like the mix of text in the stamp set... Can't way to play with those goodies! Thank you.

Satori said...

Great kit! Fabulous ideas and projects! Excellent inspiration!

Karen S said...

Your creations are simply stunning! They are like the works of fairies. Thanks for the inspiration!

Talitha Wright said...

Love this kit! And your ideas.

Cindy said...

Lovely cards and kit. Thanks!

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