March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hi Stampers!
 Happy Monday! And welcome to another My Monthly Hero release. Hope you are following the blog hop and finding a lot of inspiration, as well as enjoying all the ideas. If you are following the hop along, you have probably arrived from Jannete's blog.

The best comes last.  Let's take a look at the main kit. This month kit is called "Beatiful Basics"

This month's kit includes:
6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
4 Fancy Word Dies
7 Fancy Shape Dies
4 8.5" x 5.5" Sheets Basic Kraft Cardstock (80 lb cover)
4 8.5" x 5.5" Sheets Basic White Cardstock (80 lb cover)
4 8.5" x 5.5" Sheets Basic Black Cardstock (80 lb cover)
Basics Sequins 1.5 oz
Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder .5 oz
Unicorn White Ink Cube
This kit is valued at $70, but is an incredible deal at $34.99.
Also, there are some terrific, optional add-on products this month - a Stamp & Cut, Fancy Die, Confetti Die, five stamp sets, a stencil and three great new accessories!

I had so much fun creating cards with the main kit!!!!
For my first card I die cut hugs on black card stock, then stamped and embossed "Sending birthday" using the Detailed white embossing powder. Next I grabbed bunch of paper scraps and cut them in thin strips and adhered to piece of card stock in rainbow order. After I adhered that behind the die cut so the "hugs" appeared like rainbow. I adhered the whole panel onto black top folding note card using fun foam and added few drops of Crystal Clear Lacquer pen to add embellishments.


For my next card using my MISTI I stamped "thinking of you" repeatedly onto craft panel using Unicorn white ink. I stamped "thinking of" onto vellum and embossed with the detail white embossing powder. I die cut 3 "you" sprayed  the top one with the White shimmer iridescent spray, let it dry and adhered all 3 together. I assembled my card and added some sequins as finishing touch.

Next is similar card as the first on, only I used the Hello die and make a shaker card, where instead behind  the negative die cut to have a rainbow, I had acetate and sequins. 


Then, I decided to combine the main kit with the new Each Every Way stencil. I used Deco Foil transfer gel, let it dry and applied Opal deco foil. I die cut Thanks 3 times, then sprayed the first layer  with the White Shimmer spray. Adhered together, die cut a heart and stamped and embossed you. Assembled my card and adhered some sequins.


Then I used modeling paste mixed with glitter and stenciled over my panel, this time for the focal point I used the "hello" die, vellum and stamped friend onto the vellum circle.


Now lets look at some of the add ons. 
For this card I used Food Puns set and did some no line coloring, as well I used Bold Graphic Confetti die on the background (I did tone on tone) 


This may be one of my favorite add ons this month, the Smile stamp&cut. I repeatedly stamped "There's always reason to smile" using my MISTI and Soft Granite ink. I die cut smile three times (same as the die cuts in my previous cards) and applied the white shimmer spray on the top one. I die cut heart from Vellum, stamped There's always reason to and embossed with detailed white embossing powder. Assembled my card. 



Last but not the least, is a card using the Hand drawn sentiments along with Everyday icons. I did some masking to have Hugs appear in the background. 





And let's not forget, your next stop is Lydia's blog. Make sure you stop by her blog and be inspired! 

Giveaway: Hero Arts giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (Hero Arts will reimburse you if you have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, March 1th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.
Kit availability and shipping: The main kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday March 9th

Blog hop list:
Ilina Crouse - that's ME

Comments

These are terrific. Pretty colors and ideas.
Teresa said…
The first card is my favorite. Looks like you had fun with the wonderful kit.
Isabelle said…
All your cards are beautiful ! Thank you for sharing with us all your creativity. All these different cards are very inspiring.
Gail said…
Like the black Kraft and coffee [my favorite] thanks for sharing and for the hop - lovely work here!
Lindar C said…
Wow! You had a lot of fun with this kit. Your cards are amazing! Your rainbow hugs is a great use of scraps, and the deco-foil stencil is gorgeous! Fantastic release from Hero Arts!
Joy Meadows said…
this kit is fabulous and your cards are so creative!! Love each one of them.
Beautiful cards. The first is my favorite. Gorgeous kit.
MJ said…
All your cards a lovely but the Thinking of you, gorgeous! TFS
Kelsey Thomas said…
Beautiful cards! I really like the rainbow sentiments!
nstott said…
What beautiful cards! I especially like the ones with the black backgrounds. Gorgeous!
Sue D said…
You have been very busy creating with this kit/add ons. Love the rainbow hello.
Sharon said…
Beautiful card, love all your backgrounds, Wow! Thank you for sharing and a chance to win this fantastic kit.
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
These cards are so fun!
Laurie said…
All these are great! I especially love the hello shaker card.
sharon g said…
So many cool effects. LOVE different styles
OMG! No way can I choose a favorite here! Thank you for participating in the hop - happy to have stumbled upon your blog!
Lady said…
Love all your cards. This is such a great kit and would love to have it.
Jennifer said…
So many incredible ideas you shared! Thank you so much - love how creative you used the sentiments!
Jackie said…
Wow! So many beautiful cards, I love all of them.
Ellen C said…
Gorgeous cards. I love them all.
Helen Gullett said…
Ilina, all of your cards are amazing and inspiring!!!
LOVE them all. Thank you so much for sharing them
judy said…
I especially love your cards using the rainbow colored die--what a great way to use scraps!
~amy~ said…
Oh they’re all fabulous, as always!
Eve N said…
This is a great variety of cards from just a few elements. Wonderful ideas!
Billie A said…
I Love all of your cards. So creative and having the right stamps and dies helps. Looks like an awesome kit..
Debbie B said…
oh wow....all your cards are fabulous! Love the way you used this fantastic new kit!
Cindy said…
Love your cards. I particularly love the black ones.
Dana M said…
Wow, look at all of those amazing cards! Terrific representation of the new kit and add on items!
Jessica said…
You made some great cards! Thanks for all the great ideas for this new kit!
Cindy C. said…
Awesome cards to showcase the great kit and add on's.
Diane Koele said…
I really like all the different ways you used this set. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing your talents.
Starr said…
What stunning cards I love them all, thank you for sharing
Karthikha said…
Wow! So many amazing creations! Each one is super beautiful!
So pretty. Wow! I love the rainbow colors with the black. And I love the texture and sparkle and simplicity of your cards. Just amazing inspiration! Thank you!
Leanne in Cali said…
You always have such clever and creative ideas and cards! Love your different cards and style and such great inspiration!! Thanks for sharing with us on this blog hop.
Shannon said…
Lovely cards - the heart/smile combo is my favorite.
Unknown said…
Wow! You really got into all of the new Hero Arts for March! You’re very inspiring! Thank you; they’re all lovely! I especially love the opal magic background card.
amee said…
So many cool cards! Not familiar with deco foil gel; will have to check it out!
Denise Bryant said…
Beautiful cards! I really love the negative word cuts that show the colors underneath!
Gab said…
Wow! You have truly outdone yourself! Gorgeous cards!!
Thanks for sharing such beautiful cards!
8ritamitamaid said…
Such gorgeous cards! And all those techniques! Thanks so much for your wonderful work.
These are all so fabulous in their own way. I am loving all of the ideas you are giving me to make my own cards.
Purple Princess said…
Amazing cards! I especially love the rainbow word on black.
Arianna Barbara said…
Wow!!! Beautiful cards!!! This kit is simply amazing!!!

Varada said…
Wow, so many different options to play with this card kit! Thanks for sharing your ideas :-)
Jean said…
Such beautiful cards! You rocked this kit!
Debbie Rumpza said…
I love them all! The shaker is amazing.... Can't wait to use this kit!
Wow! So many beautiful cards! I love the stencil from the add-ons and I love how you used it on 2 of your cards. It's a must-have!
So many cards to love but my favorite is the shaker and how it is so striking .
Oh my goodness! These cards are lovely. The rainbow hugs card absolutely captured my attention.
Sarah M said…
Great variety of cards! Love the sparkly stencil backgrounds!
SMWhite said…
Super cute cards!
liz said…
Oh no, I shouldn't do blog hops! Now I want this kit! LOL
Cynthia Cole said…
All of your cards are wonderful!
Oh my goodness! These cards are lovely. The rainbow hugs card absolutely captured my attention.
Unknown said…
Wow! What fantastic cards! I love that rainbow hugs and shaker card. I always enjoy seeing things done with kraft also.
Lady Joyful said…
Really gorgeous cards! That rainbow sentiment pops beautifully against the black.
Terebene said…
Thanks for all the different card ideas using this kit. I can't wait to try some of them.
Annette Gordon said…
What an amazing array of cards! All so beautiful, but my favourite are the black cards with the bright sayings behind them. So very very pretty!
Jeanne Beam said…
What a great set of cards. Love all of them. Thanks for sharing...
Unknown said…
What a great array of cards! My favorite was the very first card with the beautiful rainbow! This kit is so versatile you had cards for a lot of different occasions.
DanaLHN said…
I could look at your cards all day! I love the technique you used with the scrap paper on the 2nd card. You've really inspired me. This month's Hero Arts kit is fabulous! There is so much goodness in it!
I just LOVE your cards! ALL of them. I forget how striking black is when I'm creating and I love kraft, too. Thank you for the reminder to reach for them!
MelissaF said…
Beautiful cards, LOVE the rainbow colored hugs and the kraft and white CAS ones too!
Barbara said…
your cards are so fun!
Monica said…
Cute ideas... and oh so many... Thanks for sharing your talent!
Miriam Prantner said…
I always love your stop of the hop because there is SO MUCH to see! My favorite this month are the stencil cards, LOVE the stencil and that foil looks amazing!
Hedgehog said…
Thanks for the variety of ideas! Love them all! Ordered the kit and one of the add-ons so will be able to make some of these=)
Charlsie said…
What great cards. Love all of them. Thank you
Unknown said…
You have so many great designs and I like the colors you use Thank you.
Nanasniftynitch said…
Oh my goodness, I never thought to add glitter to paste! LOVE it!!!
You went all out on this release, great cards. I really like the die cut words, beautiful! And yours are fantastic!
XO April
Beth H. said…
Beautiful cards and lots of inspiration! What a great card kit!
Jolene said…
You have some fantastic, original ideas! I love these. I'm going to try some today. ;)
Jolene said…
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Jolene said…
You have some fantastic, original ideas! I love these. I'm going to try some today. ;)
Anonymous said…
Amazing array of beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.
Jackie said…
Wow, you've been busy! All these cards are amazing and use the kit and the add ons as the main focus. Love them all but those two black ones are my favourite!!
Vikki H said…
I enjoy the variety of your ideas for the kit and add-ons! So much to ponder
Farhana S said…
Wow! So many many cards! Love each and every single one of them!
Omgoodness, you were busy!!! I'm really diggin' the new stencil, so those 2 cards really spoke to me, but I am more likely to create cards like the ones with repeated sentiments, so those were great too. And I loved the color combo for the confetti die card!!! So bright and cheerful :-)
Stephanie said…
Love all your cards - terrific :)
Denise Kasbohm said…
Love your rainbow hugs! Thanks for sharing I will have to try that.
Karen L K said…
Wow you were busy! Such nice cards! That was really creative having the shaker behind the die cut word. Those bigger word dies are nice for doing a little something to the word such as your rainbow greeting.
Tanja said…
Fantastic cards, I like all of them. Thanks for showing us so many of the new HA products in use.
ASHLEY said…
Thank you so much for all the beautiful to use this card kit. The black cards are stunning!!
Wow !! You’ve made an incredible set here !!
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Andre M. said…
Your cards showcase these products so beautifully. Love the look of white on kraft. This kit is full of wonderful elements.
Suz said…
So many great cards to inspire us. Love the word sentiments this month they sure create an easy focal point