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. Valerija
    November 12, 2017

    One word: FANTASTIC!

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  2. Kathy Mc
    November 12, 2017

    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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  3. Judie
    November 11, 2017

    Beautiful cards! I love the gatefold style!!!

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  4. trishden
    November 11, 2017

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

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  5. Linda M
    November 11, 2017

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

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  6. Cynthia Cole
    November 10, 2017

    Adorable gatefold cards!

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  7. ScrappyKsue
    November 10, 2017

    Oh great idea.-Karen Sue

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  8. {mc}
    November 10, 2017

    Beautiful and inspiring

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  9. Arianna Barbara
    November 9, 2017

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Awesome cards!!!

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  10. Francine D
    November 9, 2017

    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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  11. Stacey Kowbel
    November 9, 2017

    Fabulous gatefold cards. I love the matching envelopes!

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  12. Farhana S
    November 8, 2017

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

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  13. Missouri Mama
    November 8, 2017

    The gold embossing on black looks so elegant.

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  14. Suzan D.
    November 8, 2017

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

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  15. Lisa Tilson
    November 8, 2017

    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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