Hero Arts | New Year's Eve Party Invitations - Video

Hero Arts | New Year’s Eve Party Invitations – Video. December My Monthly Hero. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello all and thank you for stopping by today to help celebrate the launch of December My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts (more about the kit and blog hop below).

This month kit was designed to help create unique one of a kind party invitations, Birthday cards and so much more! I fell in love with the kit and thought it was perfect to create invitations for a Happy Hour Cocktail Party that a friend of mine is hosting before New Year.

Hero Arts | New Year's Eve Party Invitations - Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I’ve filmed a video tutorial where I am sharing everything in detail. You can watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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INVITATION DETAILS

To create these invitations I pre-cut colored cardstock into 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 ” panels (I later trimmed each panel to 4 x 5 1/4″). I used several colors of cardstock from Simon Says Stamp for these (not all colors are shown on photos) – I like how thick and durable this cardstock is and I just adore the colors. I used: Fog, Smoke, Sea Glass, Audrey Blue and Surf Blue.

Hero Arts | New Year's Eve Party Invitations - Video

I wanted to create a confetti-like background, but I didn’t have a stamp for that, so instead I looked through my stash and found Color Layering Fall Tree stamp set from Hero Arts – I used 2 sets of dots and Versamark ink and stamped my own confetti background on each of my panels.

Hero Arts | New Year's Eve Party Invitations - Video

If you don’t have this stamp set you can make dots using stamps from the Birthday Celebrations stamp set (its an add-on for this month kit) or look for other small dot cluster stamps in your stash.

I wanted to do foiling, so I grabbed my Royal Sovereign Laminator Machine (its been a long time since I used it), silver and gold foil and foiled over my heat embossing. It didn’t turn out perfect, but I think those imperfections added a lot to the handmade look of these invitations.

If you don’t know how to foil over heat embossing check out THIS video tutorial where I add tiny foiled accents to color layering images.

Hero Arts | New Year's Eve Party Invitations - Video

Hero Arts | New Year's Eve Party Invitations - Video

I kept some of my heat embossed backgrounds as is – without foil. I loved that heat embossed look too.

For each of my invitations I die cut word “Cheers” twice out of white cardstock. I added double sided adhesive to one side of my white cardstock before die cutting the words out to be able to adhere them easily onto my project. I went with two layers instead of one as I wanted to add a bit of dimension to my invitations, but I didn’t want to have too much of it at the same time.

Hero Arts | New Year's Eve Party Invitations - Video

I also heat embossed Come For Happy Hour using white embossing powder. The details of the party (time, place etc) were printed onto white cardstock panels cut to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 ” and are available on the back of the invitations.

To finish my invitations and add something special I adhered a dimensional drink to each. I created those by heat embossing a glass outline in gold embossing powder onto white, cutting it out using a coordinating die, coloring using Copic Markers (I used: BG18, BG15 and BG32) and coating with a thick layer of glossy accents. I added a cardstock straw to some glasses for a more realistic look (I simply trimmed gold cardstock into a narrow strip).

Hero Arts | New Year's Eve Party Invitations - Video

Hero Arts | New Year's Eve Party Invitations - Video Hero Arts | New Year's Eve Party Invitations - Video

I used Simon’s new V-flap envelopes in silver and gold for my invitations:

Hero Arts | New Year's Eve Party Invitations - Video

MY MONTHLY HERO DECEMBER 2016 KIT

MY MONTHLY HERO DECEMBER 2016 KIT

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. If you love it – better grab it now!

The kit contains: 4″x6″ clear stamp set; set of 8 coordinating Frame Cuts dies that match the stamp set; Two Fancy word dies – “cheers” and “party”; A set of Paper Layering dies for adding a sunburst or sparkler effect; Fun new gold glitter embossing powder; Custom washi tape designed for the kit; A gold Uni-ball Gel Pen; 4 half sheets of gold foil cardstock; 2 half sheets of each metallic cardstock: purple, pink, dark blue and antique gold.

The kit value is $65, and Hero Arts is selling this one for $34.99.

You can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

KIT & KIT ADD-ONS

There are several optional add-on items:

Hero Arts Birthday Celebration Stamps
Hero Arts Birthday Celebration Stamps
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Hero Arts Cocktail Party Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Cocktail Party Stamp & Cut
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Hero Arts Happy New Year Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Happy New Year Stamp & Cut
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Hero Arts Party Confetti Fancy Die
Hero Arts Party Confetti Fancy Die
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Hero Arts Martini Fancy Die
Hero Arts Martini Fancy Die
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Hero Arts Birthday Celebration Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Birthday Celebration Frame Cuts
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Hero Arts Celebration Words Stencil
Hero Arts Celebration Words Stencil
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Hero Arts Pop The Cork Stencil
Hero Arts Pop The Cork Stencil
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Hero Arts Champagne Stencil
Hero Arts Champagne Stencil
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HOP ALONG WITH US!

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula – you are here!
Mariana Grigsby
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Laura Bassen
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Ilina Crouse
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson’s CLASSroom
Shari Carroll at Simon Says Stamp
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 hop so be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero December 2016 Kit
My Monthly Hero December’16 Kit
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Hero Arts Cocktail Party Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Cocktail Party Stamp & Cut
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Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees Stamps
Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees Stamps
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Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees Bundle SB115
Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees Bundle SB115
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HA
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder 
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder PW101
Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder 
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SSS | HA | AZ
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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SC | AZ
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Slate Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Slate Gray Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes V Flap Metallic Silver
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes V Flap Metallic Silver
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes V Flap Metallic Gold
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes V Flap Metallic Gold
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets
Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets
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Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
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3L Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner Grand - Permanent
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – EZ Runner Grand – Permanent
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SC | AZ
3L Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner Grand - Permanent - Refill
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – EZ Runner Grand – Permanent – Refill
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SC | AZ
Royal Sovereign LAMINATOR Machine 9 Inch CS923
Royal Sovereign Laminator Machine

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SSS | AZ
Heidi Swapp GOLD MINC Reactive Foil Roll 369973
Heidi Swapp Gold Foil
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SSS | AZ
Heidi Swapp Silver and Gold Minc Reactive Foil Combo Pack
Heidi Swapp Silver and Gold Foil
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SSS | SC | AZ
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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SSS | SC | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker BG15 AQUA Blue
Copic Sketch Marker BG15 Aqua
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch MARKER BG18 TEAL BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker BG18 Teal
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker BG32 Aqua Mint
Copic Sketch Marker BG32 Aqua Mint
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SSS

 

141 Comments

    1. These cards are so beautiful, Yana. Love how you made confetti with other stamps and showed me how to use the foil. Those cards are amazing.

    1. the invitations are fantastic. Love all of the splatter
      at the top. Haven’t tried the heat foiling but plan to
      try it. I’d be looking forward to the party if I was
      invited. Looks like a rocking time.
      thanks for sharing.

    1. I love the little glass with the glossy accents and the gold straw! That is so creative!

    1. Wow, how elegant! They are really beautiful designs. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Great cards. Love the color combo’s you used. This kit is amazing! So unique!

    1. Yana, you never cease to amaze me……to make confetti out of tree leaves! This is a very festive effect. Love love

    1. The background you created is so festive! Thanks for the tips regarding foiling. My favorite element has got to be what you did with the drink glass. The detail and the Glossy Accents bring it out well.

    1. These are definitely WOW invitations – they look amazing! Thank you for sharing this project, can’t wait to get my hands on this kit – waiting for the post is the hardest.. 🙂

    1. Great kit! I love your invitation and how easily it could be a greeting card!

    1. Gorgeous Invitations and adore thecolor combos you chose! Thank You for sharing along in this awesome release hop and for a chance at winning a beautiful kit!

    1. Yana, you have such a varied style in your card making. I am always watching your youtube videos!

    1. Yana, these are unique and very elegant cards. I’m really wanting to create a foiled card now 🙂

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