7 June 2021

Hero Arts | June 2021 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the release of the Hero Arts June 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit and add-ons. The kit this month has a birthday theme to it so prefect for sending birthday cards/tags/projects to friends and family. We are celebrating with a fun blog hop filled with inspiration and prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Maria, but I will have the full list of participants below.

If you didn't catch it yesterday, I shared this card using the main kit along with some stenciling for the background. Isn't that puppy just so cute trying to grab the cake whilst being flown away on a big bunch of balloons! You can read the detail about the card HERE.

Today, I have a cat project to share with you, just to even things up a bit! There are both cats and dogs in the kit, so if you are team dog or team cat, the kit has you covered! I thought it would be fun to create a shaker mini card/tag today. I started off by stamping the cat laying down with the party hat on from the Hero Arts June 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit stamp set on to white cardstock with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink

The cat was coloured with Copic Markers and then die cut out with the coordinating dies in the kit. I took the sentiment from the set and stamped it on to Hero Hues Pitch Black Cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Details Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and set aside while I worked on the actual shaker. I took two dies from the Hero Arts 5 Point Stars Infinity Dies set and die cut one inside to the other from two panels of white cardstock for the frame of the shaker.

I then die cut the larger of the stars twice from Hero Arts Acetate Sheets. The frames were adhered on top of the acetate pieces with double sided tape and then I added foam tape to one of them. I added the Round Clay Sprinkles that come in the kit inside and then added the other acetate frame on top to close the shaker. The cat and sentiment were added on top with thin foam tape (I die cut the shapes of the image and sentiment from plain cardstock to add to the back of the acetate so that you do not see the foam tape through the shaker window). 

My next card uses the Hero Arts Bunch of Balloons Stamp Set, which is an add-on product this month. I started off by stamping the balloon bunch from the set on to Hero Arts Classic Vellum Layering Paper with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heat set. Before die cutting with the Hero Arts Bunch of Balloons Frame Cuts, I added Stick It Adhesive Sheet on the back. 

I also stamped the sentiment from the set on to Pitch Black Cardstock and heat embossed. It was cut in to a rectangle and then set aside while I worked on the background. I took an A2 panel of Hero Hues Nautical Cardstock and masked off the edges with memo tape. I then took the Hero Arts Clouds & Grass Scenic Stencil and placed it over the panel. 

Using a Hero Arts Ink Blending Brush, I blended on Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink, moving the stencil down as I went to cover the panel with clouds. I then splattered on white ink from the Hero Arts Rose Gold & White Glimmer Metallic Inks set and set it aside to dry. Once dry, the panel was adhered to an A2 card base with tape runner, the balloon image added on top and the sentiment adhered with foam tape. To finish off I added a few Hero Hues Blues Enamel Dots



Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


6 x 8" Clear Stamp Set
17 Coordinating Frame Cuts
Light Mint Dye Ink Cube
Round Clay Sprinkles
Sparkle Lacquer Pen

The kit is valued at $72 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate). The kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers also get a discount off shipping. Kits begin shipping on 11th June 2021. 


There are lots of wonderful add-on products this month. These follow the same theme as the main kit but are not limited edition. You can purchase them at the same time as the My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:


Here are all of the participants in the hop today:

Special Guests:


Hero Arts are giving away one $50 gift certificate to the Hero Arts store to one lucky blog hop winner. To be in with a chance of winning, please leave comments on all of the stops on the hop. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win. Enter by 13th June 2021 at 11.59pm PT and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog. Good luck!

Next on the hop is the wonderful Mindy. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful time on the rest of the hop! Take care!


  1. I think Hero Arts hit it out of the park with this kit! Your cards just awe me. Love what you do. Thank you for sharing.

  2. great cards. Love your use of vellum. The kitty (shaker) tumbling in the star is so cute.

  3. The puppy is SOOOOO CUTE! I LOVE the kitty shaker too!

  4. Oh I absolutely adore that shaker! I love that it is a star and it definitely has party written all over it! So much fun! Your vellum balloons against that gorgeuos night sky looks stunning. Such a pretty card and the blue really highlights the vellum, so so pretty! xx

  5. Wonderful cards! I love the star shaker with that cute little kitten!! The little pup card is supers fun!Thanks for the great inspiration. Stay safe! :)


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