Monday, April 3, 2017

Hero Arts April MMH Blog Hop

Hello. I'm excited to be a part of the Hero Arts Blog Hop celebrating their April My Monthly Hero Kit...
This fabulous kit contains....
6"x8" clear stamp set
18 coordinating Frame Cuts dies
1 bottle Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops (Duck Egg Blue)
3 ink cubes (Lavender, Light Teal, Midnight)
2 half sheets Onyx shimmer cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
2 half sheets Pink shimmer cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
2 half sheets Tiffany Blue cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
18" long pearl string
Themed paper clips
(The kit value is $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.)

You can find more information about the kit HERE

I used a few items in the kit along with THIS add on ballerina die to create a card to give to my niece at her dance recital....

The card is actually a spinner card. When she opens it, the ballerina will spin around. You can see it in action on my Instagram HERE.

To create this card, I die-cut THIS ballerina die twice from the pink shimmer cardstock in the kit. The die doesn't cut all the way through the paper so I trimmed those areas with my scissors. I traced the die on to some cardstock with a pencil and cut out the entire shape to create a base to glue all the pieces on. I did this twice. and adhered the two die cut pieces together sandwiching a clear string between them.

I die-cut a rectangle shape from the center of a 5x7 card and white heat embossed the sentiment along the bottom of the front panel. I adhered the string to the top and bottom of the window of the card base and then sandwiched it with the black shimmer cardstock piece on top. I clear heat embossed the dance costume image from the kit's stamp set on to the inside black shimmer cardstock to add a bit of interest. I finished off the card by adding a necklace using the pearls in the kit.

KEEP HOPPING 
There is much more amazing inspiration using this kit. Click HERE for the next stop on the blog and visit the sweet, Libby Hickson. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the Hop. 


GIVEAWAY
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. (They will reimburse you if you have already purchased the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, April 9 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog. Good Luck! 

Thanks so much for visiting today. Have an awesome day! 

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148 comments:

  1. What an eye catching card! Fabulous.

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  2. Amazing!! Love the ballerina die cut. So pretty :)

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  3. What a gorgeous ballerina! πŸ’•

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  4. What a beautiful ballerina card! What an awesome kit.

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  5. The spinner is a wonderful point on this beautiful car!

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  6. Love how you did the background!

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  7. Beautiful. Those pearls add just the right touch. Ty

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  8. Fabulous card! I love how you did the background. ty

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  9. Such a great idea. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
    Take care
    Tracy

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  10. Stunning work, love the texture on your card!!!

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  11. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Hi Heather,
    What a lovely, creative card! Your niece will be thrilled to receive it! This HA Kit is truly special....so many possibilities!πŸ‘πŸ»

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  13. Glad to see the ballerina diecut in action. What a great idea!

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  14. Love the color contrast. Stunning.

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  15. Perfect colors for this awesome kit and add-ons. TFS!

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  16. LOVE the background you created! Beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  17. What a stunning card! The more examples I see with this kit the more I adore it.

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  18. What a fun, fun card! And so pretty. This is
    one awesome kit!

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  19. Ok, your card is so unique! the ballerina die is cool!

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  20. Love the spinner ballerina! Will check out your IG post!

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  21. You are so creative! This is the perfect card for a dancer! Your niece will LOVE it!

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  22. Fabulous way to
    make the dancer
    a spinner, very
    pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  23. Beautiful card and amazing new kit!!

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  24. Fantastic card! Love this new release! So unique! Hero Arts hit a home run with this one! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and talents with us!

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  25. what a fun card - especially love the pink and black color combo!

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  26. A spinner card - how perfect!!!!! Great kit from Hero Arts once again- lucky niece. Enjoy the dance recital, Auntie!

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  27. What a sweet card. I'm sure your niece will love it.

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  28. I love this card, it has given me some fantastic ideas for this kit, I LOVE IT!!! xxx

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  29. Wow awesome interactive project!!

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  30. I love the background. Super cute card!

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  31. Beautiful ballerina spinner card, so clever!

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  32. Just love the black and pink colour scheme. Great card. Having the ballerina spin is brilliant.

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  33. What a pretty card! I love that you clear heat embossed the background on the black paper. What a great look!

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  34. What a cool spinner! This will bring a wide smile to the recipient and the colors are so happy!

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  35. Hi Heather, Love, love this card! The pink ballerina really pops on the black background! Thanks for the share!

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  36. Lovely spinner card! Color combo really pops! Awesome job, your niece will love this!

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  37. Really cute and original idea! thank you!

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  38. Very creative! I've seen spinner cards done in different way, but using the ballerina is very unique! Love the pink & black combo.

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  39. Heather, this spinner card is stunning. I love how you embossed the background and the ballerina is so lovely.

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  40. A very pretty card, Heather. Love the colors and the spinner just makes it so special.

    joybird1223@gmail.com

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  41. This card is fabulous! I'm speechless.

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  42. How perfect to have a spinner dancer!

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  43. What an awesome idea for that die!! Great card, Heather!

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  44. What little wouldn't love such a beautiful ballerina card, that spins !!

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  45. Wow, wow, wow!! Such a cool card!! I love the black embossed background, and how cool is that that she spins around...awesome card!!

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  46. Oh my goodness I love this card so much! It's amazing. What a great way to showcase this gorgeous new die, especially with the subtle background from the kit! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  47. Beautiful card. Love the black background.

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  48. Wow, great idea! Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!! Loving this kit.

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  49. Love what you've done with it,can't wait to play!

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  50. I am SURE your niece will love the card. I is beautiful!

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  51. Oh what a beautiful card!! Stunning design!!

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  52. What a fantastic card! I love everything about it from the spinner designed ballerina to the embossed black background. What a great gift. Thanks for sharing it.

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  53. Lovely card. The black background is awesome.

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  54. Stunning! I've never seen a card like this on any blog...you are a cut above.

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  55. WOW! Love your card. The color combo is awesome.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  56. I absolutely love this card! You need to make a video because I still don't understand quite how you did it...magic!

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  57. Wow - that image just pops! Love the color combo!

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  58. Love the new HA kit and your creative card!

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  59. Great card I like the spinning element in the design. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  60. Love what you've done with it,can't wait to play!

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  61. Fantastic card! So clever. Thank you!

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  62. Lovely card Heather - your niece is going to love it (how could she not?) The fact that you made it into a spinner card is just that much more fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  63. What a great spinner card! I love the colors and the spinner part is really cool.

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  64. What a great use of this lovely die. Beyond the obvious WOW factor of this card, I love the embossed background.

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  65. Wow, what a great card! Love the spinner!

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  66. Oh Heather, my jaw dropped as I scrolled down and saw your card. Then to discover it is a spinner card - how perfect for this fabulous ballerina. I love everything single detail all the way down to the pearl necklace. Stunner!

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  67. The ballerina really lends herself to a spinner card.
    Fantastic. Love the pink on the black.
    Your niece is very lucky to have you for an aunt.
    thanks for sharing.

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  68. A very creative and charming spinner card.

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  69. WOW - a spinning ballerina! Very creative work!

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  70. Wow what a striking card! So eye-catching!!

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  71. What an incredible card!!!! LOVE this idea!!!

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  72. You always create the most amazing art!

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  73. Wow, what a stunning card. Love the pink and black combo. TFS

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  74. Wowzers! That pink is brilliant against the black.

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  75. What a great card. Your niece is going to just love it.

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  76. Lovely card, i really like the background.

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  77. Oh my goodness!!! I'm in love for your stunning card!!! Love it so much!!! This is one of my favorite kits ever!

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  78. love the way you use the ballerina. i know that your niece will love it. Simple but beautiful.

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  79. That is a cool card! I ordered the kit.

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  80. So pretty! Love that your figure is suspended!

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  81. Cute spinner! I saw the video on Instagram and it looks cool!

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  82. What a beautiful card. Thank you to Hero Arts for the opportunity to win a kit.

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  83. Wow! This is gorgeous. I love that you made a beautiful ballerina into a spinner, as that just seems perfectly appropriate.

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  84. I love this spinner card inspired from the Hero Arts April card kit. It's gorgeous the hot pink and black are stunning together.

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  85. WOW! What a great card. You are inspiring creativity.

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  86. Goodness, how clever to make a ballerina spinner. Smile:) This is why these blogs with you wonderful designers are so appreciated! Love this card!

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  87. So cool that this spins and love the colors.

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  88. Embossing the dress in tone-on-tone black looks amazing on this eye-popping Ballerina card!

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  89. A very striking card! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  90. What a good idea. I'm a visual learner, so I'd like to see a video for how you did the string.

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  91. Wow.. LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!

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  92. Stunning! Love the color combination and that the ballerina can twirl and dance, such a clever design! Thanks for sharing :)

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  93. So creative to make the ballerina Γ¬nto a spinner card! Love the pink ballerina on the black background. It is stunning!!

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  94. Super cleaver card. Thanks for sharing

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  95. I'm sure your niece will love her card. The pink ballerina against the black background is perfect!

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  96. Such a unique card! I love the clear embossed background.

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  97. Very unique - and a fabulous kit from HA.

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  98. Fun card. Love the use of the pearls.

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  99. What a beautiful card, love that it is a spinner! I also love how you did the neat background. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!What a neat monthly card kit!

    ~Gin K.~

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  100. such a great idea!! thanks for sharing!

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  101. I like what you've done with this kit so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  102. Whaou ! This black card is stunning !!!

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  103. Fabulous card! I have never made a spinner card before and now I think I must! What a beautiful stamp set in the kit. I love the pink with black. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    -Miranda
    TheCraftyCritter.com

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  104. This will be PERFECT for your niece's dance recital!!! I loved watching it spin on Instagram, too! πŸ˜†

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  105. Love the dimension on that ballerina!

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  106. I love, love the combo color that you use!

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  107. Everything about this card is spot on! Love the background, colors, sentiment, pearl necklace, and especially the spinning ballerina. Thanks for sharing!

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  108. Absolutely gorgeous card!!! You are very creative and talented. Thank you for sharing!!!

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  109. Sweet card! Love that pretty die!

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  110. Love the ballerina. I had to go back and order.

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  111. Wow! What a fabulous way to show off the ballerina! Great idea to make a spinner!

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  112. This card is beautiful, the black color makes it so unique. Thanks for sharing, I might have to steal this idea.

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  113. Fantastic and very elegant!! This is my favorite use of color when you combine a dark color and a vibrant one. Such impact! Great job

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  114. Love your card, it's sooo creative!

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  115. Wonderful new kit! Great cards, I love your twirling ballerina!

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  116. That is a wonderful card - I love the use of the black embossed background for your stunning pink ballerina - elegantly feminine with a bit of rock n' roll.

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  117. So beautiful how the ballerina pops off the page. Very elegant

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  118. beautiful layout. i can't wait to start with my kit. but of course i have to visit all the blogs for inspiration before diving in.

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  119. The necklace is the perfect touch!

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  120. I would like to try this technique. Wonderful card, Heather, and love the finishing necklace accent!

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  121. STUNNING!!! I love the black on black embossing!!

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  122. Pretty card. The necklace gave it a nice touch

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  123. wow, such a special card! Love it! Thank you for sharing!

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  124. I am stunned by the awesomeness of your card! I thought it was cool...and then you opened it. WOW!

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