Monday, November 6, 2017

November 2017 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

Hi there. I'm thrilled to be taking part in the November My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. This month's kit is fabulous.
*You can find more information about the kit HERE.

I decided to make a few gatefold cards using the main images from the kit's stamp set...

To create these cards...
1. I cut the card base to 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8. I trimmed a sliver off each side at the center because I wanted the gap to be a little wider.
2. I heat embossed the main images and trimmed them out leaving a small white border. I cut the shapes directly down the center.
3. I cut colored cardstock slightly smaller than the flaps and stamped smaller images from the same set using a coordinating ink color for a tone on tone look. I added a white mat around the pieces and adhered them to the flaps.
4.After adhering the pieces of the main images on each side of the opening, I heat embossed a sentiment and adhered it to only one side of the flap. It's important to adhere it to only one side so that the recipient can open it easily.
5.I finished off the cards by adding some embellishments.

Gatefold cards are a fun alternative to a standard card. I made these for my son's teachers for Christmas gifts. I put a gift card on the inside...

 
I also created coordinating envelopes. I stamped/embossed the main images on the flap of the envelopes to tie everything together. Here's a closer look...




These stamps work great for these cards because the images are symmetrical, but you could do this with any image. Also, if you don't want to cut an image down the center, just adhere one side to one of the flaps. I think these images would be perfect for spinner cards too! 

KEEP HOPPING
There's much more inspiration to see! Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit the fabulous Janette Kausen. You can start at the beginning of the hop HERE on the Hero Blog. 

Here is the complete hop list...

The Hero Arts Blog 
Jennifer McGuire
Laurie Willison
Wanda Guess
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Lydia Fiedler
May Park
Ilina Crouse
Heather Ruwe  (YOU ARE HERE)
Janette Kausen
Clare Prezzia
Libby Hickson

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 blog hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, November 12th at 11:59 and the winner will be announced on the Hero Blog the following week.

Thank you so much for visiting today.

P.S. There are MANY add on products available. I've linked them all down below in the supply list.

LINKS TO PRODUCTS:

106 comments:

  1. lovely CAS designs on your gatefold cards - someone will get a wonderful surprise when they look inside to see it is a gift card holder as well :)

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  2. I LOVE these! I will have to put my own twist on your inspirations and see what I can come up with now.

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  3. Wonderful cards! Love the gatefold - I get so focused on the boring old folds that I forget to be more creative with them. Thank you for the reminder!

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  4. When I first saw your gatefold cards I thought what an interesting take...ctamping a scenic background in the inside! I then realized it was a Gift Card! lol Nice and Creative presentation!

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  5. What a great way to showcase a surprise gift. Very cleaver.

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  6. Beautiful cards, love all the embossing. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  7. These gatefold cards are the BOMB! The star is my favorite. I thin the colors grabbed me. Thank you!

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  8. Love your beautiful gatefold cards -- perfect for gift cards!! You have inspired me. What a great kit this is!!

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  9. Love the gatefold card. I especially like the black envelope with the green ornament on the flap.

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  10. So many great ideas here! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Heather--how wonderful! Your cards are just beautiful and so different from what everyone else on the blog did! Thank you so much! (Peg)

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  12. Beautiful cards...love the bright colors!!

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  13. Amazing cards and envelopes! Love your designs!

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  14. What a FAB post with lovely designs!

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  15. The card designs you made from the kit are beautiful. You've inspired me to try out gate folded cards with a center focal point. They look great! Thank you for sharing.

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  16. I love your idea for gatefold gift cards. Very pretty!

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  17. I love your gatefold cards! And the coordinating envelops are great too!

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  18. These are cute and simple!! Great idea for gift cards!

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  19. Love this idea, and the co-ordinating envelopes too

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  20. Omg! Love the gatefold cards and matching envelopes! TFS!

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  21. Love how different all your ideas are

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  22. The gate fold cards are AWESOME!

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  23. What a beautiful quartet of cards! They'd make a fantastic gift set - all different, but similar, and totally gorgeous.

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  24. I love how you coordinated the stamps on your cards and envelopes. What wonderful gift cards your made! Love this kit!

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  25. I had never saw "gatefold" cards before. They are really cute how you used them as part of Teachers Gifts

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  26. I love your gatefold cards... what a great way to present gift cards!

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  27. Love your cards and how you coordinated the envelopes!

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  28. Your gatefold cards are fantastic and a great idea for gift cards. Always splendid to have a matching envelope, too.

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  29. These are great ways to offer a gift card, always looking for that inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Thanks for explaining your process to make the gatefold cards. Love the matching envelopes as well!

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  31. Wow, what great ideas for gift cards! Love the matching envelopes.

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  32. Fabulous ideas and love your use of a gatefold card and matching envelopes. Well thought out and simply elegant. Love this whole release.

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  33. What a neat way to give a gift card

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  34. Pretty set of gatefold cards... perfect for a gift card enclosure!

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  35. Love the idea of making a gatefold card and the matching envelopes.

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  36. These are perfect for making gatefold cards.

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  37. I loved your cards the first minute I saw them, Heather! They are so beautiful! A stunning way to use the kit!

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  38. Wow...I really love the gatefold card, what a surprise. Awesome!!

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  39. Such pretty cards...and envelopes to match! Wonderful idea.

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  40. I love your gatefold cards, they are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing...

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  41. Beautiful cards thank you for sharing

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  42. I really love how these came out! Great job!

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  43. What beautiful gatefold cards! Great job!

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  44. Clever idea to split the designs in the middle and the gatefolds disguises the size of a gift card.

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  45. Great techniques! Love your gatefold cards and envelopes. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Beautiful gatefold cards with surprise gift card inside. What a great idea.

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  47. Such a great way to present a gift card! Thanks for sharing these beautiful gatefold card designs!

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  48. I love ideas for gift card cards.

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  49. Beautiful gatefold cards, love this twist on the traditional card, and your envelopes are so pretty too!

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  50. How lucky are the people who receive your beautiful gatefold cards. Decorating the envelopes is a lovely idea.

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  51. Wonderful cards and envelopes! I love gatefold cards and these are gorgeous.

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  52. Loved your idea of making a gatefold card and adding a gift card on the inside for that special someone in our life. Your finished cards and envelopes are a gift in themselves. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. The gatefold card, how special ! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  54. Such lovely images on these gatefolds. Love the decoration on the envelopes.

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  55. Love the gatefold cards and adding to the envelopes makes it better.

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  56. I love the category cards, so different and a showstopper. Matching envelopes make it perfect.

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  57. I rarely remember to make gatefold cards! Yours are awesome, and I love the matching envelopes! TFS

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  58. Such a great way to use the set---gift cards and envelopes.

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  59. Wow! These gatefold cards are amazing. And I love how you added on the inside to hold a gift card.

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  60. What a great idea. I love gatefold cards.

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  61. Super awesome kit and such great examples on how to use it! 💞

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  62. Very clever idea for a gift card holder!

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  63. The gatefold cards are so cool! The embossing on the ornaments is beautiful!

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  64. Great idea to make them a gift card. Best adult gift in my book. Love it!

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  65. Fabulous design idea.
    Love it.
    And making the envelopes match
    is great.
    thanks for sharing.

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  66. These images are wonderful for gate-fold cards and yours are beautiful. What great gift card holders ! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration !

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  67. I love your gatefold gift card holders! Very fun and inspiring!

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  68. I really like the unique fold and your beautiful envelopes.

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  69. Great cards, I always like the gatefolding cards so much. Exellent idea to put a gift card in site, never thought off, thanks.

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  70. That's a fantastic set of Christmas cards !

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  71. Wonderful, stylish cards, and a great way to incorporate a gift card.

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  72. Fun and beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

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  73. Super fun designs! The gatefold definitely ups the interest ante! :)

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  74. I love the gatefold cards and I really like your envelope as well.

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  75. The large image stamps look great on the gatefold cards! Really cute!

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  76. Different again. The versatility of the kit and the creativity of the participating designers is astounding.

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  77. Gatefold cards with a wonderful surprise inside. Love this idea. Thank you

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  78. Four super cards Heather! Love the interest that they create when they open, so much fun! I think this set is fab.. they really have done some great sets this year. Also love to see your matching envelopes... just perfect, Lisa

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  79. Wonderful gatefold cards. Great way to give a gift card.

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  80. The gold embossing on black looks so elegant.

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  81. What a fun way to make cards for gift cards!!! thanks for sharing!!

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  82. Fabulous gatefold cards. I love the matching envelopes!

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  83. Such lovely ideas. Appreciate that you used from the kit and not the add ons. I love seeing what you all do with the kit and it starts my ideas flowing. Thank you

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  84. I love your fun cards! I'm going to give this a try when I receive my kit. Thank you!

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  85. Great cards and love that they have places for gift cards. Gorgeous! Thanks!
    Trish F

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  86. Beautiful cards! I love the gatefold style!!!

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  87. Awe, Heather, these are beautiful and what a fun way to "wrap" a gift card! Sure hope I win the kit because it's sold out now.

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  88. Very interesting cards! Each background goes really nicely with the main image and each main image has a very nice look.

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