Hero Arts | November My Monthly Hero Blog Hop – Simple Heat Embossed Holiday Cards

Hero Arts | November My Monthly Hero Blog Hop – Simple Heat Embossed Holiday Cards

UPDATE: PLEASE GO HERE TO SEE THE MOST RECENT HERO ARTS MY MONTHLY HERO BLOG HOP POST.

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

This month kit is definitely a very fun one! Great for creating little home decor pieces or paper ornaments for the Christmas tree. I’m not sure if we will have a tree this year (I am still deciding), so I didn’t want to make any ornaments just yet. Instead, I used stamps from both main kit and one of the add-ons to create several simple heat embossed Holiday cards.

Hero Arts | November My Monthly Hero Blog Hop – Simple Heat Embossed Holiday Cards

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I used Simon’s Olive and Schoolhouse Red cardstock for the card you see above. I treated my Olive A2 top folding card base with an anti static powder tool and using my mini MISTI stamped a large snowflake triangle in Versamark ink.

I thought this triangle would look fantastic as a large Rockefeller Center-like Christmas tree. I added two lamp posts on each side of the triangle and a bench, also on each side. I stamped a sentiment that reads “May Your Holiday Be Warm & Cozy” and finally stamped Santa’s sleigh and two reindeer in the top.

Hero Arts | November My Monthly Hero Blog Hop – Simple Heat Embossed Holiday Cards

As soon as my stamping was done I covered it with gold embossing powder and heat set it. I also heat embossed one additional sentiment and for that one I used Kelly’s Its Christmas Time, I heat embossed it in white embossing powder.

I also used a white gel pen and drew in little snow-like accents – snow on the benches and on the lamppost as well as little snow dots on the tree.

Hero Arts | November My Monthly Hero Blog Hop – Simple Heat Embossed Holiday Cards

I made several cards, the design is the same on all, the difference is in the color of cardstock I used for the card base. Here’s one stamped on Simon’s Fog cardstock:

Hero Arts | November My Monthly Hero Blog Hop – Simple Heat Embossed Holiday Cards

Hero Arts | November My Monthly Hero Blog Hop – Simple Heat Embossed Holiday Cards Hero Arts | November My Monthly Hero Blog Hop – Simple Heat Embossed Holiday Cards

As always, I kept my cards rather simple. Because there’s very little dimension – they are very mail-friendly and do not require additional postage.

There are so many great things you can do with this month Hero Arts kit – the sky is the limit! I actually can’t wait to hop along all the stops of this hop and see what other designers have come up with.

MY MONTHLY HERO NOVEMBER 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!

MY MONTHLY HERO NOVEMBER 2016 KIT

The kit contains: 4″x6″ clear stamp set; A set of 13 dies for creating diamond-shaped ornaments and embellishments; VersaMark ink cube; White Puff embossing powder; 10 half sheets of vellum cardstock; 2 half sheets of each cardstock: metallic red, metallic blue and patterned; Ornament hooks and more!

The kit value is $60, 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 4  optional add-on items:

Hero Arts Little Messages Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Little Messages Stamp & Cut
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Hero Arts Number It Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Number It Stamp & Cut
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Hero Arts Holiday Words Stencil
Hero Arts Holiday Words Stencil
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Hero Arts Mini Christmas Stamp Set
Hero Arts Mini Christmas Stamp Set
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HA | SSS

NEW THIS MONTH: the above ADD-ON products will be available today on simonsaysstamp.com and scrapbook.com as well. I’ll update my links later to link to these stores.

On the Hero Arts site, there are also a couple of mystery “grab bags” available:

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  • Mystery Stocking Stuffer – a grab bag of 5 little Christmas-themed stamps, good for filling advent calendars or stuffing stockings!
  • Mystery Treat Bag – for tag making, so includes printed tags, a stamp, twine and an ink cube

HOP ALONG WITH US!

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula – you are here!
Mariana Grigsby
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Ilina Crouse
Laura Bassen
Heather Ruwe
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Shari Carroll at Simon Says Stamp
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson’s CLASSroom
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 November 2016
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November 2016
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Hero Arts Mini Christmas Stamp Set
Hero Arts Mini Christmas Stamp Set
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Kelly’s It’s Christmas Time CL994
Hero Arts Kelly’s It’s Christmas Time CL994
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts Forever Green AF229
Hero Arts Forever Green AF229
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SSS | HA | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Schoolhouse Red
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Schoolhouse Red
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Olive
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Olive
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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SSS | AZ
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
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SSS
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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SSS | HA | AZ
Doodlebug Ladybug Twine
Doodlebug Ladybug Twine
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SSS | SC | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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SSS | SC | AZ

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232 Comments

    1. Yes, the cards are simple and simply elegant, Yana. I can hardly wait for my kit to arrive!

    1. What a lovely card! I love the gold on the green and also love that you have Santa and his sleigh flying over the tree and the rest of the scene. All those little stamps can really make a card look nice.

    1. These are very elegant cards! I love that you chose to use different colors of cardstock to get a slightly different look – what a great way to keep things fresh for you as you create! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!!!

    1. The cards are so elegant with the heat embossing.
      Love the white one best.
      thanks for sharing.

    1. I really like the plaid plate you set it on! I felt like it was really hard to see the tree on the card. I’m sure if I sought in person it would be different though.

    1. I love your cards but I like the green one better because it’s easier to see what you embossed on it. Both cards are very pretty and you said they are simple but they don’t look simple to me. Not that they look complicated to make because I now know how to emboss but embossing takes awhile to do. Love them both!

    1. The green card is my favorite!!! Both are lovely, though. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

    1. That pattern is just so beautiful. So simple but comes out lovely. Great idea for Christmas.

    1. Beautiful cards. I like the on stamped on Fog best. The gold on it just pops. Very nice!

    1. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas and beautiful cards. I’m always looking forward to what’s next.

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