Hi friends! Welcome to the Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" December Kit blog hop! I'm so happy to see you today! The kit this month is AWESOME! Lots of products perfect for celebrating! And the add-ons? I fainted... They are so great. I used all of it! I couldn't help myself. All of these products work together seamlessly and beautifully to create a celebration. I chose to go with a New Year theme because of the cool retro font and numbers in the Happy New Year Stamp and Cut set. It really spoke to me. For New Years, I love an old fashioned traditional look. Makes me nostalgic. I went with a color theme of black, white and gold and used the beautiful gold paper that comes in the main kit. I made a card, and some party favors to share with you today! You may have arrived here from my talented friend Laura's blog?! If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, CLICK HERE to go to the Hero Arts Blog. Lots and lots of inspiration for you today. The team knocked it out of the park I'd say!
I used the We R Memory Keepers Candy Box Punch Board to make my party poppers. Inside is a bit of chocolate and a good wish for the new year. These would look really pretty on the dinner table at each person's spot, next to a glass of bubbly! **clink**
Here is a close up of my cluster of design elements for my card. The die cuts work like a dream. Perfect cut the first time. No coloring needed in this color palette for today. I added clear gems and Diamond Stickles against the crisp black and white. My accent color is Mustard Seed Ink from Avery Elle. It's sort of a retro gold color.
My finished projects! For the punch board project, I cut my paper to 7 x 5 inches. This made a smaller sized candy box. You can make these longer, too, but I wanted them small for this use. I die cut the gorgeous Party Confetti Fancy Die out of the gold paper that comes in the kit. Then I cut the big die cut into strips 1.5 inches wide to layer around the black candy boxes. I love how the black shows through the bright gold.
I used a sheet of Houndstooth patterned paper from one of my favorite Christmas paper pads. Perfect in black and white. All of the elements are attached to the card using foam tape. How cute is that top hat!? I want to sing "Puttin on the Ritz!"
It's pretty hard for me to make a project without twine! LOL.
The champagne stamp is two stamps, so you can make the inside part whatever color you like! I added some Diamond Stickles to the champagne of course! I die cut a circle and a banner to stamp on and then attached everything with foam tape.
The kit comes with GORGEOUS metallic and shimmery papers in shades of gold, navy and hot pink! WOW!
Here are my party poppers before I put on the decorations.
This punch board is so easy peasy to use!
The kit is available NOW! Yippeeeee! Here is a photo of ALL THE STUFF that comes in the main kit. Beautiful and super sparkly gold embossing powder, gold washi tape and a gold gel pen.... A gorgeous stamp set with matching dies... Cake and champagne and sparklers for all occasions... Perfect word dies....and more. This is a great value for $34.99. The items sold separately retail for $65.00. Hero Arts is very generous with their beautiful kits! The other supplies I used are listed below.
PRIZE ALERT!! Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, December 11th at midnight, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog. If you've already purchased your kit, and you win, you will be reimbursed!
The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, December 12th. These have a habit of selling out fast! And, this one is my favorite one! So don't wait if you like this one.
Next up on the blog hop is the amazing and awesome Lydia Fiedler! The full hop list is at the bottom of my post. Have fun hopping and have a beautiful day! XOXO
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