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! 
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

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.



  1. Karen L K
    November 13, 2017

    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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