Yana Smakula | Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Kit Launch

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero Kit Launch

Hello, all and happy Monday! Today is an exciting day for Hero Arts as they begin a new kit program – My Monthly Hero – Creativity in a box! Woot-woot!

Each kit will be available on the first Monday of each month and can be purchased monthly without a subscription. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone, so hurry!

Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Kit Launch

This month kit includes a color layering Poinsettia stamp set, a set of matching dies and 5 inks. I used a stamp set from my kit to create a holiday card + gift tag combo.

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Kit Launch

I started by stamping large and small poinsettias onto Hero Arts Snow White paper. I used Pale Tomato as my lightest color, Royal Red as my medium color and Cup of Joe as the darkest color; for the leaves I went with Fields Green and Cup of Joe; flower centers were stamped using two color of ink from the Butter to Orange ombre pad.

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Kit Launch

I trimmed my stamped panel down and added zig zag stitching using my new sewing machine. I ended up having a very tight stitch as I am still learning how to use it, but I like the way it turned out. To be able to add a sentiment I heat embossed Happy Holidays onto vellum using Brass embossing powder. Vellum panel wad adhered using Scrapbook Adhesive Dual Tip Glue pen – I added little dots of glue behind the red metallic dots. The finished panel was foam mounted onto a card base using foam adhesive.

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Kit Launch

To create the tag I cut a tag shape out using my paper trimmer and my scissors, stamped a large poinsettia and several leaves using the same color combo listed above and heat embossed Merry Christmas using Copper Embossing powder. I also added a beautiful bow created using Lia’s Ribbon Cutting set, I attached it using a mini wooden peg and also added some red bakers twine for a more festive look.

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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit Hero Arts Pale Tomato Mid-Tone Shadow Ink AF233 Hero Arts Red Royal AF225 Hero Arts Cup O' Joe Shadow Ink Mid-Tone Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad FIELD GREENS Mid-Tone AF210 Hero Arts Ombre BUTTER TO ORANGE Ink Pad AF309 Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper Штемпельна подушечка для гарячого ембоссінгу VersaMark Watermark, Tsukineko, VM001 ScraPerfect PERFECT CRAFTING POUCH Multi-Purpose Craft Tool 000013 Hero Arts BRASS Embossing Powder PW115 Hero Arts COPPER Embossing Powder PW116 Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun Hero Arts PW200 Wagner Simon Says Stamp White 4 Bar Scored Cards 120# 10 Pack STAMPtember Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 White Foam Squares Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# LIPSTICK RED LR10 Ribbon Cutting Set by Lia Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine 3L Scrapbook Adhesives - Quick and Easy - Permanent Glue Pen Dual Tip Bazzill 40 LB VELLUM 8.5 x 11 White 25 Sheets Doodlebug LADYBUG Doodle Twine Simple Stories - DIY Collection - Mini Clothespins Hero Arts 40 Assorted RED METALLIC Decor Embellishments ch188 Self Brother Jx2517 Lightweight and Full Size Sewing Machine



    1. Another amazing set of creations Yana! Gorgeous! I can’t say which I love more; though, I’m leaning towards the vellum.

    1. You HAVE been busy with this kit! I love what you have done. The zig zag around the vellum adds a perfect accent. I’m curious, though, why you didn’t use the ink pads that came with the kit? Did you try them and decide you liked other colors better? Maybe they weren’t part of “your” kit? Just curious! Thanks for sharing, Yana. I always enjoy seeing your creative talents at work. Jeanne Jordan

      1. thank you, Jeanne! I wanted my flowers to have more contrast (since I knew I would hide them behind vellum) so I used my go to color combo for red flowers which is Pale Tomato + Royal Red. The Cup of Joe added that awesome finishing touch to both flowers and leaves.

      1. thank you, Graciellie! Hero Arts had some trouble with their website yesterday, it should be all back to normal now and you should be able to join the waiting list for the kit if you’d like to get it.

    1. Beautiful projects!! Very cute tag, and I really like the vellum overlay on the card!!

    1. Beautiful Yana, your sewing looks great too, love how it turned out 🙂

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