August My Monthly Hero blog hop


Hello all! Today I’m participating in the August My Monthly Hero release blog hop! This month’s kit is so unique and definitely one of my favorites!

For my card today, I used the stamps from both the main kit and the add on, as well as dies from the main kit and add-on.

To start the card of, I blended a background of Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire to create a moonlit scene for my pixies. Then, like I did for my countdown card post, I inked up my pixies and sentiment (from the add-on, Dreams Are Made) in Versamark for stickiness, then Black ink, and stamped. The Versamark allowed me to cover the images and sentiment with clear Sparkle Embossing Powder and get a really lovely look.
Believe it or not, that’s the most complicated part of this card – the dies make the rest a breeze!

I die cut black, navy, and teal-ish blue cardstock in the main and add-on dies, and then covered them with Versamark ink. Then I added more of that gorgeous Sparkle Embossing powder, heat embossed them, and layered them to create my scene!

You could add lots of dimension in between the layers like I did here with foam tape, or, for a more mail-friendly card, just use thin pieces of chipboard, or just adhere them directly on top of each other! Either way, these dies make the cool paper-cutting look super easy!


Here’s a video of how I made the card…


This month’s kit was inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and features a gorgeous forest fairy theme. There are add-on stamps with Shakespeare quotes. The kit is jam-packed with goodies, with a value over $50, but selling for $34.99!

Here’s what the kit looks like (more details over on the Hero Arts blog)

Remember, the kit is available for a limited time onlyonce it’s gone, it’s gone.


For more inspiration, and a chance to win one of these enchanting kits, follow and comment on this amazing blog hop…

The Hero Arts Blog 

Yana Smakula 

Mariana Grimsby 

Clare Prezzia ~ you are here!

May Park 

Jennifer McGuire 

Kathy Racoosin 

Laura Bassen 

Lydia Fiedler 

Jessica Frost-Ballas 

Pretty Pink Posh 

Debbie Olson 

Cheiron Brandon 

Alice Wertz 

Helen Gullett 

Libby Hickson

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!


Cardstock: Hero Arts Black, stash

Stamps: Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero kit and Dreams Are Made

Ink: Hero Arts Black, Versamark, Tim Holtz

Other: gems (Pretty Pink Posh), Clear Sparkle Embossing powder (Hero Arts)

Tools: Cuttlebug, Hero Arts My Monthly Hero main kit dies and Floral Border with Fancy Frames die, Hero Arts embossing gun

179 thoughts on “August My Monthly Hero blog hop

  1. Well, now I know I need the August Kit AND the Shakespearean add on. They are just too wonderful together to ignore. Such a lovely combination of images and sentiments, it makes my heart happy!

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