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!

305 comments:

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Purple Princess said...

Such a wonderful kit!!

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Beautiful projects just love the colours

crafty hugs Pen x

Jenniferk said...

Such a fantastic kit and I love the two cards/envelope you made with it!

Farida Rone said...

Lovely cards and kit. Thanks!

Christine Canfield said...

what a perfect "thank you" die!

vdoyle8 said...

This kit is the one that has tipped me over the edge - I just subscribe! Love your cards also!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor backgrounds ♥

robiw said...

What a great kit! I especially love the little gift envelope die -- so clever.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the glittery thank you.
I'm starting to get into the watercolor craze
so I appreciate seeing samples.
thanks for sharing some great csrds.

Debbie Strotz said...

You have completely outdone yourself! This set and add-ons is AMAZING!!!

StarSpry said...

This is such a lovely kit! I really like the projects you made with it :)

L. Webb said...

Sweet! What a great way to celebrate Teacher's Day!

Beth H. said...

Beautiful creations! Love this kit!

Louanne Fournier said...

Another awesome kit and more beautiful and kind inspiration! Thank you!

Joan V said...

Wow, beautiful cards. It's always nice to have a gift card card ready. What a great way to say thank you. I love the glitter, too. What a wonderful kit.

Deb said...

Great kit and your cards are lovely. I really like the look of your watercolors. I have got to try that!

Patricia said...

This is a great kit and the stamps are really useful ones! I love the gift card holder you did! The water color background and twine with the black sentiment is really an eye catcher.

Sue McRae said...

Congratulations on your fabulous kit Kelly! Love that gift card die!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful gift card envelop and cards! Love!!

Betty McDougal said...

Wonderful collection. Beautiful cards.

scrappinpeg said...

I love your creative ideas you shared using this amazing kit!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love, love, love this kit! Love that envelope die. And I send a lot of snail mail, so the stamp set is perfect for me! :-)

Psychomak said...

Great ideas. Thank you for sharing. There is always so much new to learn.

Misty Elam said...

Ok, you just made me HAVE to have this kit now... :P LOVE your work!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful details on your envelope and cards! Love the envelope die! Looks like a fabulous kit!

Sandy M said...

I love what you have done with the gift card envelope. Very quick and looks like a million bucks. Love the kit and the add-ons.

Bethany said...

I concur with other posters, your watercolor background is Yummy!! Love this kit.

Barbara said...

Congratulations on this gorgeous kit. The stamp set and the gift card die are just outstanding. Love your beautiful card and gift card holder. Wow!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Great kit! Love the envelope die!

Carla said...

Kelly, this kit is going to be a "timeless" collection. We always have to thank someone for something and I love the endless possibilities in one kit. The addons are awesome. And that gift card envelope die is such a great idea! TFS!

Loly Borda said...

I love this Kit Kelly~! Awesome selection of products~! Thanks for the chance!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous watercolor backgrounds, love the combination with the big bold word dies!

Karen B said...

Fun gift card holder and lovely card.

Sandra KM said...

Beautiful cards and I love the kit.

jennifer delauter said...

Beautiful cards!! Your watercolored cards are gorgeous!! I really like the "gift card envelope" die! What a fantastic way to give out gift cards, thank you notes, or just simple happy mail notes! This is the perfect way to easily make someone's day. Thank you for participating in this blog hop!!

Denise Gutshall said...

What a super card kit! Love the envelope die and the great sentiments! It is a wonderful tribute to Jennifer McGuire!

jules said...

Swooning! I am so into watercolors lately and your samples are beautiful and inspiring!

Beach Girl 115 said...

Watercolor and glitter = awesome combination!

byAnnette said...

What a Great Kit!
Really like that the stamps can be combined
in so many different ways & with dies!!!

Kit A said...

Great kit and a great card. I really like the background.

sotama14 said...

Great kit and awesome cards is this hop !!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Fabulous kit and cards, Kelly! The yellow watercolor card is gorgeous!

Laurie said...

Both your projects are gorgeous! This kit is so cool! So many possibilities!

linda m said...

What great ideas on how to use this fabulous kit! Thank you!

Kristine Boydstun said...

Love the watercolor card! I need this kit! Thanks for shaing.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful kit! Love these cards, and I really love the add on dies!

Tracey Mazza said...

Yay Yay Yay, they've done it again. I love this kit. T xx

Amber H. said...

Beautiful cards!

cjn said...

Very nice card! Thanks for sharing!

Amber H. said...

Beautiful cards!

Leonor said...

love the background

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! As always your cards are awesome!!!!This new kit is really amazing!!!! I love so much the Happy Mail stamp set!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Love your gift card envelope and card Kelly! This is a fabulous new kit.

sharpstamps said...

Really useful kit. Great ideas.

Debbie Anemaet said...

Beautiful work, Kelly! And the kit is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Deeps said...

Beautiful card with the watercoloring. Very nice.

Sheri Elmont said...

What a wonderful kit! I like that the "you" can be used separately with other sentiments. Love the glittered thank-you. Beautiful cards.

ChelseaSea said...

This kit is versatile and beautiful! I love the blog hop and the wonderful inspiration.

D.Ann C said...

What an uber useful set you designed!! These cards are beautiful!

cm said...

An outstanding kit that you've showcased most splendidly! I'm a teacher, so your first project really captures my heart...Thank you!
~carol

Barbara-Jean said...

Great project! Super sentiments! Wonderful color! Wow, you are creative and gifted.

skps said...

Great kit and the cards are beautiful.

Sherrie Johnson said...

Loved both of your cards. And I also love this kit! Such beautiful sentiments! Thanks for inspiring me!

Waddi said...

Great ideas and lovely kit.

Lieve said...

What a great kit you designed ! Congratulations !
I love that envelope-die ! It's great !
And you made two beautiful projects with your products -- The front of the envelope is super !
Thank you for the inspiration !

Karen said...

I love the glitter cards and the gift envelope. I ordered that set.

Mariah Mason said...

I love the way you water colored it card. It was so pretty. I just love the envelope part because you can use it for gift cards to say thank you to people!

Marcia said...

Love this new kit and all the ideas on how to use it!!

Anonymous said...

Love thisnkit. Love the envelope die. It is very unique. Maria Helena

Alaska .Kris said...

Fabulous cards!

Sabrinna said...

So colorful! Lovely card!

Anonymous said...

Lovely work! The yellow card it so fresh and pretty. It could easily be a Mothers Day card! Thanks so much! Deb

Sandy Small said...

Such a clever die, and the kit is great!

sonia said...

these are lovely! and the colors you chose for the watercolor background really blends well with the gold letters! love it!

hhs26 said...

What great ideas you have - I will use some of your ideas for making "end-of-the-year" teacher gifts! Thanks for sharing!

QuilterLaura said...

This looks like a great kit, thank you for creating these beautiful cards.

Jo Lindskog said...

Just received this kit and am anxious to try it out. Thanks for the ideas and great inspiration.

K. Kaye said...

I love your water coloring on both the card and envelope. Great design on the kit too!

lilvtchic said...

love what you did with the kit!!

Bernice P. said...

These are beautiful cards! I love the ideas!

Chantal tunderman said...

Lovely card and envelope. It's a beautiful kit

Patty said...

Love your gorgeous cards.

Terri Mariani said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Janis said...

Totally LOVE the stamps you designed!! So many fun images and sentiments!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Maureen Chandler said...

Wonderful cards & kit - thanks so much for sharing!

Marie Smith said...

Loverly card.

Tracy said...

What a great kit, love your projects!

Robyn Smith said...

This set is great!! Tried to purchase and of course already sold out. Love it!!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW!ci love bkth cards!! Perfect way of giving gift with this kit.

flip said...

Love these cards! I love the bright colors. Thanks!

Jean said...

Just delightful!

Lyn Christian said...

Great cards and so beautiful in color. LOVE this technique and the die.

Valerie said...

This kit is fabulous and your examples are wonderful!!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

What a sweet set of cards and kit! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

karenajo said...

Super projects with this new kit ! Love all the contents !!!

K. Kaye said...

Awesome kit design! And of course great projects from your kit :)

Colleen said...

What a wonderful set you created and I love your cards too!

Marina said...

Great cards you made, thanks for sharing them.

Kate B said...

Beautiful card & envelope!! I love everything about this kit!

Stampurr said...

I've never tried the orange/yellow watercolour tone with gold glitter paper but it looks awesome and very inspiring, love it.

Jennifer said...

This is such a beautiful and inspiring kit.

Beth said...

Oh my goodness!! I went to buy this amazing kit and it was sold out....yikes and these are the exact sentiments in stamps that I would love to own, truly the sky's the limit as to what you can do with them. If I can ever by the stamp set could someone let me know or is it only made to sell as a kit?

Sharon Ryan said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for the ideas!

Andi Z said...

Love how these products are so versatile and fun and practical! Awesome job with the design!

Paula Pascual said...

Wow! Love the cards and the kit! You are always an inspiration! X

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