My Monthly Hero August 2016 Kit Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello… Again… 😀 This is my third post today!!! To read the previous blog posts, you can scroll down or you can read more my first project blog post here and the second project blog post here.

And this third project and I am super excited because this project I made for participating at Hero Arts – My Monthly Hero Kit blog hop with their amazing and creative team members.


This time I made a shaker, watercolored card:

My Monthy Hero August Kit - Shaker Watercolored Card by Helen Gullett

First I diecut the frame Fancy die set with my WRMK Evolution Advanced diecutting machine and watercolored it with Distress Mini Ink Pads. I set it aside to dry while working on the fairies and shaker.

I stamped the fairies with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad and diecut them with the matching dies, and then watercolored them with Distress Mini Ink Pads also. Then I decided to add some sparkle and shine on their wings, clothes and hair using Wink Of Stella clear glitter brush… Oh love it! Now they are sparkly and shiny fairies 🙂

My Monty Hero August Kit - shaker watercolored card by Helen Gullett

For the shaker, I diecut Bazzill vellum paper using the oval border die and then I stamped some of the ferns using Hero Arts green ink cubes. I used my craft heater to dry the stamped images.

Next, I added the vellum on the first diecut that I colored before with Tombow mono glue. Then I added 3d foam tape around the edge. I added some mixed sequins I had in stash that match the fairies and frame colors. Then I added the frame on the Wood grain cardstock.

I finished the card with some of the Pretty Pink Posh Droplets.

This month’s kit was inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and features a gorgeous forest fairy theme.

MH0816 My Monthly Hero August 2016

In the MMH August 2016 main kit contains:

  • A 4×6 clear stamp set
  • Three matching Frame Cuts dies
  • An oval border with frame Fancy Die set
  • Pretty Pink Posh Droplets
  • Ranger Star Dust Stickles
  • Three ink cubes in Bubble Gum, Orchid and Green Apple
  • Woodgrain Cardstock and Vellum
  • Other gems and cardstock

The kit value is over $50 but you can get this kit only for $34.99! And there are four optional add-on items:


CM105 Dreams Are Made 4×6 clear set


CM106 Shakespearean Poetry 4×6 clear set


DI320 Floral Border with Frame Fancy Die

imageSA082 Dreamy Nights Stencil

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone!

We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.

Your next hop is Libby to see what she has created to inspire you today using the MMH August 2016 kit!

And here is the full list of blog hop participants this month:

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
Clare Prezzia
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

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184 thoughts on “My Monthly Hero August 2016 Kit Blog Hop & Giveaway

  1. What a great idea to use the vellum for your shaker card. It makes it so soft and inviting. This is a super kit!

  2. What beautiful shaker card. The combination shaker cards and faries really make a stunnigng card. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! I love the use of vellum for your shaker so it mutes the sequins a bit. I love the Spring feel you gave with the color scheme you used. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  4. Oh my goodness what a beautiful card. I just love the velumn and your lovely ideas. Your coloring is just so beautiful. I’m just in love with the fairy Kit!

  5. Your card is beautiful! I absolutely love this kit. I think it may be my favorite so far. That “frame” die is stunning and the sentiments and fairies are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

  6. OH I just love your card! The vellum shaker is a really nice soft element you added. Beautiful colors and coloring too!

  7. I love the way you did the dresses on the fairies! SO magically pretty! Fantastic job, hope to be as talented as you lovely ladies one day!

  8. Fantastic card. Love the muted shaker effect by using the vellum in front of the sequins and the added sparkle.. Thank you for sharing your ideas and being part of the giveaway.

  9. What a spectacular background! This fairy card is so beautiful and I love how you used those little droplets. I must get some of those. Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity. Have a magical day.

  10. Love the soft colours in your card – gorgeous.
    So many ways to use the wonderful products in this kit – love it!
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. I like how you used the frame die cut to make the shaker. The matching colors of the sequins in the shaker to the colors of the fairies makes this card special.

  12. Wow, I love your watercolored shaker card! Your fairy is beautiful with all her shine and sparkle from the wink of stella glitter brush.

  13. Stunning card! I like how you added vellum, it contributes to the airy and magical spirit of your card 😉 Thank you!

  14. Omg this is stunning! I feel like I’m staring out of a window from a fairies house. I love how you all had the same tools and how different all the ladies visions were, awesome kit. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  15. Love the trees and the vellum shaker but even more I love your header and what drives you as you wrote in the description of yourself! God bless!

  16. Beautiful and whimsical shaker card. Lovely colors that work well with the Fairies images. The ferns are a lovely touch.

  17. Great card! I love your use of vellum for the shaker and the way it adds and ethereal feel to this fairy scene. Thanks for sharing!

  18. My girls would so love to play with this kit as we craft for homeschooling! Gorgeous card and kit, just no money to buy ;o(
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~God bless~

  19. What A BEAUTIFUL card, Helen! I love the wood-colored die-cut frame. Your coloring is great, and I just love the clear droplets. The vellum idea is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

  20. Yay! Congratulations, Helen! You made a super gorgeous dreamy card! This is probably my favorite HA kit, just love the little fairies, dies and everything!

  21. Your color choices are wonderful because they make the card look so light and airy. Love the droplets that you used on the front of the card.

  22. What a lovely card! Especially love the frostiness of the vellum contrasted with the colors of the fairies. TFS!!

  23. Wow! I love the way you did on the shaker card! The fairies are so cute and whimsical! Love it! Hero Arts kit is a mixed of elegance and magical vibe! I love it and it is perfect for my card making projects. I’ve been sending letters to different part of the world and my letters will look so beautiful with the use of these stamps! The Shakespearean Poetry Stamp is one of the stamps that I liked the most because of poetry and words on it but I also like the Fairy Stamp and Dreams Are Made Stamp because they are very detailed! I really want this kit and I can’t wait to use them and share them with my friends!

  24. Wow, it’s so bright and colorful and it’s a shaker card! I am impressed! The colors are great! You also used Velum paper! I wish I was that creative. We’re not worthy! LOL You even used watercolors! Okay, I am going to bow out of card making now because I can never make something so beautiful. Just kidding about bowing out. Thanks for letting us see your beautiful work!

  25. Loving this kit and all the designers with their beautiful designs using the fairies and your shaker card is so lovely! TFS

  26. Beautiful card so colourful! Definitely one of my favouritestuff in this Hero Arts Blog Hop! This kit is awesome!

  27. Spring has come to the fairyland. Reminds me that the mushrooms show up in a “fairy ring” after a rain. I love the birds in the trees. Very nice choice of colors.

  28. I just love how you used vellum on your project. I just made some vellum projects too and you can see them at What I love about vellum is that it really adds a magical element to the cards. It is the mist in the mountains or the fog over the lake or just softens the whole look of a card. These sets are wonderful and as an ex-English teacher, it would be difficult to choose a favorite here. So much fun!

  29. I love the colors that you chose. Beautiful touch adding the vellum. Your work is inspiring – thanks for sharing with us!

  30. Oh, your card is so pleasing to the eye, Helen. I enjoy seeing the woodgrain background and the water coloring. Your card looks refreshing and is unique the way you made it. Good job!