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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Jan 2023 Blog Hop And Giveaway

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I apologize for not posting for a bit. I decided to take a nice break to enjoy the holidays and spend time with my family.

I am back today for the super fun My Monthly Hero kit for Jan 2023. This kit and the add-ons in the release are amazing for love and/or Valentines cards. Let’s take a look at the kit and then I have a few cards for inspiration.

Kit Contents:• Clear Stamp Set, 6″ x 8″
• 18 Fancy Dies
• 2 Frame Cuts
• Heart-Shaped Daisies Stencil, 6″ x 6″
• 3 Sheets of Kraft Cardstock, 5.5″ x 8.5″
• 1 Sheet each of Azalea and Peony Cardstock, 5.5″ x 8.5″
• Love Mix Sequins

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the January My Monthly Hero kit celebrates the “perfect match”. The centerpiece of this kit is dies to create a faux matchbox, which lies flat on your card or project and can be decorated and filled with the numerous stamps and dies included in the kit. But don’t stop there, let your imagination go wild with all of the possibilities this kit contains! Use the images on their own, build repeating patterns, or add them to planner pages, journals, and more! There is a beautiful stencil included, perfect for backgrounds or mixed media projects. The kit is rounded out with a pack of fun heart-themed sequins and five sheets of gorgeous cardstock.

Kit Value: $77
Kit Cost: $34.99

For my first card, I went wild with the dies. I created multiple “stamps” to make a background/card front.

  1. Die cut all images from white cardstock.
  2. Color all images with Copic markers or your favorite coloring medium and add white highlights.
  3. Adhere images to “stamps”.
  4. Add “cents” and stamped sentiment with black marker/ink.
  5. Apply to a card front measuring 4 by 5 1/4 inches. Cut any extra off.
  6. Apply finished panel to a gray card base.

Supply List:

My next card, as inspiration for you, uses the Heart Daisies Stencil included in the kit. When I first started making this, I wasn’t sure how I liked it. I don’t know about you but this happens to me All. The. Time. If this happens to you, I encourage you to persevere. I did by adding other elements in the same colors/color scheme to pull it all together and it came out really cute!

  1. Cut a panel of red cardstock. Apply white pigment ink through the stencil onto the panel.
  2. After the pigment ink is dry, reapply the stencil off set and blend ink through the stencil. This gives a great highlight or glowing look.
  3. Trim panel to 4 by 5 1/4 inches. Set aside.
  4. Cut a white panel of cardstock to 2 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches.
  5. Stamp the sentiment with black pigment ink and heat set with clear embossing powder.
  6. Die cut matches and flame from white cardstock.
  7. Color matches using Copic markers (stick) and ink (flame; the same ink from the stencil was used).
  8. Add glitter lacquer to tips for texture and shine. Let dry.
  9. Adhere matches to the bottom of the white panel. Cut excess off.
  10. Add the white panel to the stenciled background.
  11. Finish the card by adding it to a white card base.

Supply List:

There is sure to be lots of inspiration for this kit! If you haven’t done so already, please visit the other amazing participants in the blog hop. This month we have a few members of our Global Team and more Special Guests!

GIVEAWAY:We will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, January 15th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
Hero Arts
Hero Arts Creative Team:
Channin Pelletier
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Kelly Taylor
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Pocono Pam
Hero Arts Global Team:
Anna Mahtani
Erica A-B
Jen Kray
Michelle Lupton
Special Guests:
Arjita Singh
Jennifer Kotas
Karen Boyce
Meg Brooks <———- You Are Here
Nichol Spohr
Rebecca Keppel

Thank you so much for visiting me. Have a great day!

16 thoughts on “Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Jan 2023 Blog Hop And Giveaway”

  1. I absolutely LOVE your cards. I love a grid card and yours is amazing but even more the background on the second card is stunning. Love it.


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