6 September 2022

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero September 2022 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome to the Hero Arts September 2022 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway. Both the kit and add-ons are now available in store to purchase. The release this month is called 'Fall Bouquet' and features lots of beautiful fall/autumnal flowers and foliage. I have two cards to share with you today - one using the main kit and the other with one of the add-on products. 

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I already shared one card using the main kit, which you can see here. For my card today, I wanted to share a completely different way of using it which involves no colouring but still lots of colour!

I die cut it using the coordinating Frame Cut in the kit and then set it aside to work on my card base. 

I first cut strips of Hero Arts Cardstock in Canary, Papaya, Pumpkin, Cherry and Cranberry and adhered them to a US A2 sized white card base with Hero Arts Precision Glue. The excess was then cut off of the sides using scissors. 

I stamped the sentiment from the kit stamp set on to Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock using Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink, applied Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heat set. It was die cut in to a strip and adhered to the vellum image using foam tape. 

I then added tape runner adhesive on the back of the vellum piece, behind where the sentiment strip is, as well as tiny dots of Precision Glue, just over the thicker areas of the embossing. It was then adhered to the card. 

My second card uses the beautiful Hero Arts Artichoke Arrangement Stamp & Die Bundle. I had never really come across artichokes being used in floral arrangements before, so I Googled it and oh my goodness! some of the bouquets are stunning! I saw some artichokes that were mainly purple, with just a tiny bit of green, so I coloured mine like that on the image. 

I stamped the image using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. Once the image was coloured with Copic Markers, it was die cut using the coordinating Frame Cut. 

I took a panel of white cardstock and masked off the outside edges. Using Hero Arts Ink Blending Brushes, I blended Hero Arts Reactive Inks inside. I used Thistle, Grape Slush and Purple Galaxy

The panel was then adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with tape runner adhesive. The artichoke arrangement was adhered on top with thin foam tape. 

I stamped the sentiment from the set on to Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock using Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heat set. I then fussy cut it out using scissors before adhering it to the card using more thin foam tape. 



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Autumn is a whisper in the air, with hints of cooler weather, falling leaves, and rich colors. Our September My Monthly Hero release takes an elegant path into fall, featuring a gorgeous vase of fall blooms as the focal point for your cards and projects. There’s also a fun new element this month - rub-ons! Use them for quick and easy cards; the coordinating die in the kit perfectly cuts out the rub-on floral arrangement as well as the stamped images. Or try the rub-ons on any smooth surface. The kit is rounded out with a gorgeous new cling stamp, metallic floss and the perfect neutral cardstocks for stamping your autumn-inspired creations.


4" x 6" Clear Stamp Set
6 Coordinating Frame Cuts
Rub-On Transfer Sheet
6" x 6" Cling Background Stamp
2 Sheets of Sand & Antique Ivory Cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
Rose Gold Metallic Floss

The Hero Arts September 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit is valued at $70 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate, not including VAT/customs charges). The kits are exclusive to the Hero Arts store and often sell out quickly, so you can subscribe here, so that you never miss a kit. Kits begin shipping 9th September 2022.


There are lots of add-on products released each month. These work alongside the kit, or work on their own too. These can be purchased from Hero Arts when you order a kit, on their own or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer (these are not exclusive and are restocked if sold out). Here is a look at them:


This post is part of a fun, inspirational blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Lydia. Next on the hop is the fantastic Mindy. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog


Hero Arts are giving away a $50 gift card drawn from the comments left across all of the stops in the hop. Enter by 11th September 2022 at 11.59pm PT. The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely time on the rest of the hop and a great rest of the day too! Take care. 


  1. I love the white bouquet. But that purple color is amazing

  2. Bee-utiful floral (I'll probably add a Bee to my creations). Especially like the Calligraphy Pen in background of photo. I Calligraphy write and the pen you have is a nice one. I have Sheaffer brand. What type/brand is yours?
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    1. Hi Melissa, thank you so much for your kind comment. Lovely to hear that you are another pen enthusiast! This one is just one that I use as a prop for my photos. It is a Jane Davenport Inkredible one released under the Spellbinders brand. I really like the Cross brand though. Sheaffer is a great brand, too. Best wishes, Michelle

  3. Beautiful cards! Love the flowers embossed on the vellum. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Your cards are so pretty! i love the purple background!

  5. Pretty cards. Especially like the purple card. Thank you for sharing

  6. These are STUNNING! I LOVE the warm stripes!

  7. So pretty, love the white embossing on velum over those strips!

  8. Hello, Michelle -
    Your first card is a super-cool mix of classic floral-in-urn meets jazzy, colorful stripes. LOVE! Your second card is a KNOCKOUT - so beautiful. I'm always partial to purple/green ... they were my wedding colors, even. Love to see what you're up to.
    Lori S in PA (USA)

  9. Beautiful cards! I love the stamp on vellum!

  10. Gorgeous cards. They artichoke arrangement card is so beautiful with the lovely colouring and purple background. Love it!!

  11. Wonderful cards Michelle! I'm in love with the Artichoke set.

  12. Beautiful cards. I like the vellum and stripes on the first and the purple on the second.

  13. Great idea to emboss on vellum and bright color bg!! Gorgeous coloring on your artichoke!! I never knew it was purple!! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  14. Beautiful cards! I love these gorgeous fall floral arrangements!

  15. They are both gorgeous Michelle! I absolutely liove the fall stripes and vellum card, it's beautiful and a great way to use the stamp, it looks so pretty with the striped background. The purple artichoke card is lovely too. The background blend is bold and striking and your colouring is amazing! Xx

  16. Michelle, I love both of your cards!!! Soooo different from one another and yet stunning! Thanks for inspiring me :)


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