MMH May 2017 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome. Today I’m sharing projects created with THIS May My Monthly Hero Card Kit from Hero Arts. Here’s a look at the kit…

 Kit contents
1 4” x 6” clear stamp set
18 coordinating dies (5 Fancy Dies & 13 Frame Cuts)
1 6” x 6” stencil
More than 2.5 teaspoons cyrene sequins 
3 ink cubes (Deep Blue, Aqua, Amethyst)
5 5” x 6” acetate sheets
1 bottle of turquoise silk liquid ink (iridescent)
3 sheets of 6” x 6” lightweight paper (Ice blue, Marble Tissue and Swirl Tissue)
The kit value is over $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.  

I created two cards using the kit contents as well as THIS add on stamp set…

To create the first card…

I used THIS embossing paste with THIS stencil and applied it to the front of a blue notecard in the center. I die-cut the seaweed from the specialty pape rin the kit and adhered it on top of the embossing paste using THIS strong adhesive. I stamped and colored the mermaid using THESE watercolors. I cut out the image using the coordinating dies and adhered it on top of the background adding fun foam underneath. I white heat embossed a coordinating sentiment on to a scrap of vellum and adhered it down using the same liquid adhesive and placing tiny drops behind the embossed words. I finished off the card by adding some gemstones and THIS shimmer pen to the mermaid.

Here’s a closer look…

For the second card…

I created the same embossing paste background as the first card on to a piece of blue cardstock. I adhered it to a white notecard.

To create the window…

1. I cut 1/2 of an inch from the bottom of the front of the card off and then another inch from that. Save those pieces you will need them.
2. I lined the bottom half of the remaining portion on the front of the card with THIS strong adhesive and laid the acetate piece on top. I also applied that same tape to the bottom of the acetate piece.
3. I used one of the one inch strips that I cut off from the beginning and laid it on the adhesive that is on the bottom of the acetate. I adhered the other one inch piece to the back to hide the adhesive.
4. I cut a piece of white cardstock that was the same size as the portion above the window to adhere to the back of the card to hide the adhesive there also.
7. I  rounded the two corners of the card.

I stamped the greeting from the kit’s stamp set using Black Staz-On ink. I stamped, colored, and cut out a different mermaid image just as I did on the previous card.

THIS add-on wood stamp is gorgeous! I thought it would be perfect to stamp on the back of a couple of envelopes…

There’s lots of amazing inspiration using these products. Click HERE to visit the next stop on the hop and visit the amazing, Yana Smakula. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Wanda Guess
Jessica Frost-Ballas
May Park
Heather Ruwe
Yana Smakula
Amy Tsuruta
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson
Michelle Short
Ilina Crouse
Clare Prezzia

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 they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, May 7 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.



  1. krysta Martinek
    May 28, 2017

    This kit is Wonderful!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  2. Valleydale
    May 6, 2017

    So many ways to rock it amazing kit! I love everything about it!

  3. dobie1950
    May 6, 2017

    I am hoping to get this as my first MMH kit. Because I love the mermaid sea theme

  4. AndreaH
    May 6, 2017

    i love what you have done with the @HeroArts kit. wonderful cards. TFS. i would love to win also lol.

  5. libbywilko
    May 6, 2017

    Love to win! I adore the mermaid stamps and the beautiful papers in the kit ! I can see that panel as an awesome bookmark too!

  6. Barbie
    May 5, 2017

    What a great way to use the stencil and the seaweed die is just awesome!

  7. Kym Maxwell
    May 5, 2017

    I love using embossing paste on my cards too!!! Your cards are amazing!!!

  8. Denise Bryant
    May 5, 2017

    Lovely cards with this fabulous kit… my favorite so far!

  9. Amelialesley
    May 5, 2017

    Just beautiful!

  10. Martha Berry
    May 4, 2017

    Wow, those backgrounds really add texture to your cards! The mermaids are fantastic and will be so pretty on projects.


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