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A Burst of Kit Inspiration

Dec 12, 2016 Hero Arts Info

Happy Monday, stampers! Today we’re delighted to have Ilina Crouse here to share some fabulous projects she created with the December My Monthly Hero kit. If you follow our blog hops frequently, you know how Ilina rocks My Monthly Hero, using the kits and add-ons in so many wonderfully creative ways! Take it away, Ilina…

I live in Georgia with my husband and 3 crazy kids. I work as a Bid Manager (not as fancy as it sounds) preparing technical proposals for all stuff that’s electrical in a power plant, but I have always been artsy (half of my family is artsy, half are scientists, and I am Electrical Engineer).

I always love the beginning of the month, as it means new Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit is being released. And I instantly fall in love with it. This month’s kit was no exception. So, today I have couple of cards to share with you that I made with the main kit.

December My Monthly Hero Kit cards by Ilina Crouse

For my first card I decided to do a shaker card (I love interactive cards or using elements that are outside of the box). I used the glimmer blue paper for it (this paper is AMAZING) for the base, as well for the mask and the die cut “party” sentiment. I stamped on all of them the coordinating images (and the “party” sentiment) using Versamark ink, then I embossed with the gold glitter embossing powder that’s in the kit.

Party shaker by Ilina Crouse for Hero Arts

To create the shaker I cut a circle using the Circle Infinity dies on my front panel (that was made from white card stock). Next I stamped sparkles in the background where the shaker would be and embossed them with the glitter embossing powder and added little dots using the gold pen from the kit. Added some sequins and assembled my card.

Party shaker by Ilina Crouse for Hero Arts

For my second card I decided to go little outside of the box ( or the inside of the card ;)). First I created my card front. I used the gold glimmer paper and stamped several elements with Versamark ink on white card stock and then embossed them with the gold glitter embossing powder. Then die cut them and colored them in with alcohol markers. I stamped sparkles in the background of my panel and again embossed them. I added little confetti dots using the gold pen. I assembled the elements and adhered everything onto my card front.

Congratulations by Ilina Crouse for Hero Arts


This card is actually gift card holder. I was trying to see how I can use this Paper Layering burst die, and while I was die cutting and experimenting the idea of using as gift card holder came to mind, and it worked. The bursts hold the gift card pretty nicely. To create it I just used piece of card stock that would go inside of your card and die cut the burst on both sides, then just slide in your gift card.

Gift holder by Ilina Crouse for Hero Arts

I hope these two cards give you more ideas how this kit can be used. To see more of my work visit my blog: www.ilinacrouse.blogspot.com. Thanks to Hero Arts for having me on the blog today. I’ve enjoyed it, as always.

Talk about a burst of inspiration…wow! Thank you, Ilina! Be sure to check out Ilina’s December MMH blog hop post if you haven’t had a chance to yet. She showcased the December add-on products, making SEVEN projects and several videos too!

Kits (limited in quantity) and add-ons are still available — you can find them all here.

Thanks for stopping by, we hope you have a great day!


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