May 2, 2016

May My Monthly Hero Kit + Blog Hop + Giveaway



Welcome to the Hero Arts My Monthly Kit May release, blog hop, and giveaway.  You should have come from May Sukyong Park's blog (swoon, seriously!).

----> Click here to see the kit, and the two add ons.   <----

(I also have pics of the kit, etc. below)

This is the perfect kit for spreading love, thanks, kindness, etc. with a card or a gift card (or both). And you know how the Hero Arts kits work, once the kit is sold out, it's out!  It's $29.99, which is a good  deal for a full size stamp set, large die, and, as my husband would say, "assorted accoutrements" (see pic at end of post).

The kit was inspired by Jennifer McGuire and her wonderful Share Handmade Kindness campaign. The so very talented Kelly Rasmussen designed the stamps and the gift card holder die.

For my project, I chose to make a card, coordinating envelope liner, and gift card holder for a teacher. After all, it is National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Love that the gift card holder fits perfectly in a vertical or horizontal A2 card.




The circle on the card is made from Hero Arts acetate cardstock, stamped with StazOn. The
card opens up to a vellum gift card holder made with the die in the kit, which contains a gift card (I inserted a white piece of cardstock in front of the gift card so that the contents would be a surprise and it would look pretty.)


I don't have a child with a teacher anymore, but I do have a friend who is a teacher and I'm going to surprise her with this.  Talk about overworked and underpaid!

Here's the full list of the fantastic bloggers (I snuck in!) participating in the hop.  One commenter will win the kit. Good luck!

Hero Arts Blog
Joan Bardee  (you are here)

The kit, add ons, and even the cool backer card!



MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy!


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~amy~ said...

SUPER pretty Joan! Lovely work!

eeknehans said...

Adorable! We can never thank teachers enough. Thanks for sharing.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all the random little hearts on your card, Joan, and so fun to do a vellum gift card envelope for the inside!!

Michelle said...

This is so sweet with the little hearts! Great inspiration again from Hero Arts!

Unknown said...

Such beautiful, soft colors!

Unknown said...

Love this card and the vellum envelop!

Jackie said...

I love the colors you used on these cards and the acetate circle! That little vellum envelope is delightful.

Sue D said...

Very pretty and nice way to give a gift card.

Anonymous said...

This is so cute. I think that the sealer for the gift card holder came out really nice!

Chris :) said...

Love what you've done with this out. TFS!

Chris :) said...

Love what you've done with this out. TFS!

Ilina Crouse said...

I LOVE this card! Perfect for teacher's appreciation week. I wish the kit was available sooner, as we have teacher's appreciation week now over here.

conil said...

Oh boy, am I ever loving your clean vibe. Both the card and card holder are love.y

Leanne said...

Love your projects.

liz said...

OK, that colored vellum is perfection!

Unknown said...

I absolutely adore the envelope die cut from vellum, wonderful

Jill said...

Great card and surprise for your friend!!!

choman9912@aol.com said...

This is PERFECT! I love the colors in the new kit. Thank you for sharing!

Susie Sonnier said...

This is a really Happy card!

Sandy said...

Love the blue card - my favorite color!

Kerry M said...

I like that the gift card envelope can be slipped into a regular card or used as a stand alone card. Awesome die.

Patt H. said...

Awesome project! Love the design & this wonderful kit!!

Patt H. said...

Awesome project! Love the design & this wonderful kit!!

BethB said...

Oh, gorgeous - you so did *not* sneak in!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful work!

Kristie Maynard said...

This is a great kit and you did a beautiful job with it. Thanks.

Rose said...

Great card. I like the way you did the inside of the envelope.

Dottie said...

Very pretty card and envelope!

diana said...

Great cards and a fun hop! :)

Tammy Paul said...

great card, fabulous ideas. thanks for sharing

catherine brown said...

great kit

Amy McCue said...

What a clever idea. So nice to support your friend!

Unknown said...

like. nice and simple

Barbara said...

Very nice stamp set and you used great colors, thanks.

Judie said...

Love the vellum!

Tami B. said...

I love to see decorated or coordinating envelopes, so you get a big thumbs-up from me.

Van said...

Oh so cute! I love this card and the use of new amazing products.

Leanne in Cali said...

Love this! Can't wait to get the products and have my kids make some cards for their teachers. Thanks for sharing!

JudyH said...

I love that thank you die set. It's so useful. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

This is my absolute favorite idea from the card kit so far!!!! Love it love it!

Teresa said...

Love the tiny hearts!

nancy dempsey said...

Sweet! I love your use of acetate on the front and the vellum for the gift card holder. Thank you.

Suzan Dorchik said...

love this elegant card. the new release if fabulous.

Nanc said...

Perfect for the teacher at the end of the year.

T Pham said...

Love your card and matching envelope.

craftjunkiesc said...

Super cute card. So thoughtful of you to recognize your friend's hard work. Truly blessed.

Lorraine said...

This is perfect for Teacher Appreciation Week and certainly to honor any teacher at the end of the year. Wonderfully done!

judy said...

I love the lined envelope--perfect gift!

Aegis said...

Really soft card. I love it!

Unknown said...

So pretty,, great color! My daughter is a Teacher, she would LOVE this!

MelissaF said...

Love your pretty card and envelope, beautiful elegant design and colors!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful card. I have 3 grandkids of school age and their teacher would love getting a like this. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

Connie Hinkle said...

Love this kit

A Tad Bit Off said...

Very pretty!

Late Blooming said...

Your teacher friend will be so blessed to receive this.

Unknown said...

Loved your matching envelope lining!

Marcie Lovett said...

What a great idea! The card is beautiful and the gift card is a bonus!

Marcie Lovett said...

What a great idea! The card is beautiful and the gift card is a bonus!

cosie said...

Great colours on your pretty card and envelope. She will love this.

Megan said...

I'm sure your friend will love this!

Kathy Thisted said...

such a sweet gift

LisaMinSoCal said...

Another nice take on this kit. Love the envelope liner!

LisaMinSoCal said...

Another nice take on this kit. Love the envelope liner!

Lydia Lee said...

Love the color choice and simplicity! Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Great card and beautiful kit!!

Unknown said...

Cute card

Maureen Morton said...

What a great use of this fun kit - love the vellum envelope for the gift card. So elegant. You make it look so easy.......thanks for this inspiration.

gardener said...

Sweet card and colors

NanW said...

Lovely card and envelope.

Betsye Rose said...

This is a most wonderful stamp set. I love how you mentioned that the envelope fits perfectly in an A2 card.

Joan9876 said...

Very cute card . Thanks

Unknown said...

Cute card for a teacher. I like the matching envelope and insert.

Keely said...

What a great idea to make the envelope liner.

Vickie said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I can't wait to get the new Hero Arts gift card envelope die.

janmjax said...

What a pretty card and I love that envelope liner!

HOLLEY DOWNS said...

Love your card, this card kit, and the envelope liner! Wow!!

Katy said...

Beautiful and so creative! Stay blessed!

Unknown said...

Love this card kit. thanks for sharing your beautiful card

Egret said...

I can understand why you were happy. Lovely work!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are so beautiful Joan, a great job as always!

Unknown said...

I love, love, love, love, love this!

Unknown said...

Love your and envelope and obviously loving the color. All the hearts bling etc. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

Love your and envelope and obviously loving the color. All the hearts bling etc. Thank you for sharing.

Geri S said...

Love the teal vellum and how you used it! Thanks!

Marty said...

What a wonderful kit!--so many options for very useful cards! And I love the card and envelope that you have created!

StampinLouie said...

Very nice. Teacher will love this!

@JoyceCasaldi said...

Very cute, they will be thrilled to get this!

Janet said...

I love your card - the colors and simple design are great. As a retired teacher, I appreciate the sentiment and can use that for my teacher friends.

Valgerdur R. said...

You are funny! I thoroughly enjoyed your post! I absolutely love the gift card size die and the amazing message behind this kit! Your card and envelope was perfectly designed to bring out the Inspiration behind this set! Thank you for sharing!

Cathey said...

I like all the originality that everyone is displaying. Yours is wonderful.

cindybearj said...

I love this card and sentiment. Yes teachers are overworked and underpaid but they do appreciate when someone takes the time to thank them. Those little hearts do that.

LDomroes said...

I like that you included an envelope liner. It is a nice touch.

Unknown said...

Nice card and thoughtful for a teacher

Rosy Newlun said...

Well I'm glad you snuck in because this is marvy esp with that gorgeous color vellum. Your teacher friend will adore this!

Mom and wife. said...

Nice great card, the envelope is so pretty thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

The vellum gift card envelope is very lovely. thanks for the chance

Jacqueline said...

Cute card. I love this kit and all of the creative use of the kit.

Rita said...

Truly a beautiful card!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love the silver enamels, so eye-catching.

Bonnie from Virginia said...

Really adorable card!

Linda G said...

I love how you included the envelope liner. And what a beautiful card!

GreenEyedGirl said...

Oooo!!! Super cute!

stampingbowd said...

OH, I love that envie from the vellum!!! Both projects are beautiful!

Unknown said...

Love, love, love the matching teacher card and envelope. Super inspiring!

Jeanie said...

I love a good teacher card - lined envelopes too thanks for the ideas

cghundley said...

Wonderful idea.
The gift card
holder is too
cute!
Carla from Utah

FeM said...

Great projects.

Kathy Mc said...

Perfectly executed card, Joan! Love your heart background and acetate circle for your focal point with sentiment. Your teacher friend will be thrilled to be acknowledged with such an awesome project.

Laura said...

Love that the envelope liner matches the card.

Unknown said...

Cute projects! Love your card! :)

Unknown said...

Aww what a sweet card I'd like to make one for my son's teachers.

Ericka Strange said...

Great card. Love the colors and the little heart. So fun.

Linda M said...

Such a lovely card! Love this kit!

Unknown said...

Awesome envelope liner and perfect sentiment for your teacher friend!

Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love it

Baroque duJour said...

Yes teachers rock!! Loving the vellum - and the colours are amazing. I'm loving this kit and the fab hop!!

Marie said...

Pretty card, thanks for sharing it with us =)

bev p said...

Loving that colored vellum! It makes a beautiful envelope. If I had some, I'd have to hoard it. I am afraid there wouldn't be an occasion "worthy" of it!!! Are all paper people hoarders??? Thanks for a beautifully executed project, from start to finish.

renueme said...

love love to have this for our card ministry it is gorgeous and great idea

Unknown said...

You def did not sneak in! These are all wonderful projects. Love the blue!

Daylene said...

So pretty! This set of stamps and dies looks great either using bright colors or soft colors, as you have. I just love it. Thanks for sharing!

Marianne said...

So pretty! Also love the add-on stamp set.

the Blackbird said...

Wonderful kit!
Cristina
thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

Anonymous said...

Your card is so soft and pretty. And, I like the way that you decorated the envelope. Such a nice touch. Great kit and add-ons!

Jan Elmore said...

Yep, the colors are great, the die for the gift card is awesome and the huge talent pool using the kit is over the top!

Deb Selby said...

This is a wonderful example of what you can do with this kit

Unknown said...

I love this kit and your example!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card!

Gab said...

What a lovely gift!

Sarah M said...

Really pretty card! Thanks!

Oliev said...

Love your projects:-)

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh that vellum is just yummy. Thanks for sharing your talents with us:)

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is beautiful! I love this shade of blue and white combination! Stunning thank you idea!
Take care!
Michele

Natalie said...

Great idea just using the You by it self.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Carol McCready said...

Love your card and those colors.

Bianca said...

Such a pretty card! Love your soft coloring!

SusanME said...

The more I see, the more I love this kit! Love your card!

Carolina Kathy said...

What a beautiful card! Love your soft colors! Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

The hearts are adorable on your card!

Linda T said...

Such a beautiful card! I so love the beautiful kit and so would ude it alot as I love sending card just to say I'm thinking of you or have a great day. Something to cheer someone up.

Unknown said...

Great card! Love the detail on the envelope!

Karen S said...

So adorable! It is such a sweet way to give thanks.

Talitha said...

Nice cards and a great way to say thank you.

charly30us said...

So cute!! Love the envelope liner idea!

Julia L. said...

Oh Joan, such a lovely project. I had to buy the kit!!! This is the first one I was actually able to get before they sold out.

Janet said...

Such an awesome kit and projects made with them! In love! 😍

Cindy said...

Adorable card and envelope. Thanks!

Pen Sunshinepen said...

This is just a beautiful project love the colour you have used and the envelope is fantastic. Nice to meet you via the blog hope

Crafty hugs Pen x

Unknown said...

what a perfect "thank you" die!

Farida Rone said...

Lovely card and kit. Thanks!

Leslie said...

Beautiful work. Thank you. Love this kit!!

vdoyle8 said...

Lovely! Your friend will be so pleased!

Debbie Rumpza said...

So cute, and I love the vellum envelope...

Brandi R said...

Cute card! Love the matching envelope ♥

Mary Holshouser said...

Great idea to line the envelope.
Darling projects.
thanks for sharing.

robiw said...

What a pretty card! And love the envelope.

Purple Princess said...

I love the colors in this kit!!

Debra said...

I like your CAS style but the layering gives it an added wow!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Joan. Love how your have the vellum envelope inside the card. Love the blue hue!

Debbie Strotz said...

Love love love this set!! AND the add ons!

Cheryl Robertson said...

Very nice card! And a great kit to have. Would work on so many different cards.

Satori said...

Great coordinating projects! Love the whole thing - kit, add-ons, blog hop, inspiration!

L. Webb said...

I love using the vellum for the gift card holder- that's a great idea! This is so sweet and coordinated- loving this hop, and loving Hero Arts!

Joan V said...

Love this card. I am so glad to see cards, especially for teachers. They deserve a big "thank you". Love this set.

Beth H. said...

Great card, any teacher would love to receive!

Sue McRae said...

Love the card and matching envelope liner!

Cindy C. said...

Absolutely delightful!!!

Becca Yahrling said...

Thanks for reminding me to decorate the inside of my envelopes. Haven't done that in awhile & it's so pretty!

Betty McDougal said...

Wonderful collection. Beautiful cards.

Deborah Kaye said...

Your card is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful projects I really like the colors in this kit.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the stamps and dies in this awesome kit!

cassie said...

I'm really enjoying seeing all the different projects made with this kit as I hop! I love this card- totally my style! I do need to remember to try decorating the inside of my envelopes!

Misty Elam said...

LOVE that vellum envelope!!

Bethany said...

Is that silver paint you used to make the raised dots? It really is the finishing touch on your card!

Sandy M said...

I am sure you teacher friend will love your projects. They are adorable.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! And those hearts inside the envelope? Too cute!

Barbara said...

Lovely and sweet idea and any teacher would love this(as a former teacher...I know this)! :) Great use of the kit!

C Aguirre said...

Great card! Love the heart background!

Diane said...

Your card is so beautiful.

Lagene said...

Wonderful card and I love the gift card envelope!

Aileene said...

Love the simplicity of the card design and the color choice just popped. Also loved the gift card envelopes. Great stamp and die set.

Sandra KM said...

Your card is lovely!

Loly Borda said...

Your friend would love your beautiful card and gift card. I love how you decorated the inside of the envelope also. TFS

Karen B said...

The acetate circle is a cool idea!

Paula said...

Very Nice!
My husband has taught HS English for 26 years.
Retires this June!
He would enjoy receiving this card and I would enjoy sending it!

jules said...

Such a lovely card and matching envelope. Your friend will by joyfully surprised and appreciate you more than ever!

Carla said...

I adore your envelope and card. Love the colors. Great surprise gift card idea. I will have to do that. TFS! P.S. I'm pretty certain you didn't sneak in ;)

Sherry Butcher said...

What a great idea. Love your card and envelope the colors a perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Kit A said...

I love this card kit. Yep, I don't have kids with teachers anymore but I have a kid who is a teacher. She is one of the hardest working people I know and she loves her 7th graders. She also coaches girls track and it working a talent show. Whew! And this is only her 2nd year of teaching. I am going to make her a card this week. Shhhhh, don't tell her. ;)

sotama14 said...

Lovely card !!

Cathy P in AZ said...

So soft and pretty! I know your friend will love it!

Penny said...

I,too love to line envelopes. So beautiful! thanks!
Penny
redheadworking at earthlink dot net

linda m said...

It's teacher appreciation week, this week at school. This would work well for the end of the year...or any time throughout the year. Teachers can always use a little encouragement! :) Thanks!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love your envelope liner and this great CAS card, so many great sentiments in this set!

Tracey Mazza said...

Yay Yay Yay, they've done it again. I love this kit. T xx

Abby said...

Great set.

Amber H. said...

I love how you made this card extra special by stamping the inside of the envelope.

Leonor said...

great work!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Your card is awesome!!!! This new kit is really amazing!!!! I love so much the Happy Mail stamp set!

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