Monday, October 7, 2019

Mid-Century Modern Christmas + $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Mid-Century Modern things seem to be stalking me. It's a style I absolutely love, and I'm always thrilled when I find this style in stamps and dies.

Part of the appeal for me is that mid-century modern is CLEAN. The neat, simple lines of furniture, lamps, appliances. The way everything is behind doors of cabinets - it's a very minimalist style, but not stark, like Scandinavian design can be. It has an element of fun and frolic about it.

This month's My Monthly Hero Kit is a Mid-Century dream! The full release has some Christmas in it, but both the kit and the add-ons are all-occasion sets.

Normally, I start with the main kit, but y'all. This ATOMIC CAT.  IT IS SO CUTE. The cat is from this add-on set, so I colored her and the chair with Copics, and die cut them both with the matching dies. I took the adorable TV set die, and die cut that with grey cardstock. What's cool about the TV, is the center part cuts out too, so I stamped the Mod Pattern Bold Prints in Soft Granite Shadow ink, and die cut that for the TV screen. Then I layered all that on a panel I stamped in Tide Pool with the Line & Dot pattern bold prints.

So now, a card with the main kit!

I took the adorable car and put Christmas presents in the trunk! I was going to have more presents coming out of the trunk, but then when I saw them on my desk all cut & colored and die cut, I couldn't resist a CAS card, which you'll see below.

The background is one of my Gel Press prints.
Want to see the full kit? It contains the 6x8 stamp set, 19 dies, 2 5x5 sheets of this FABULOUS Neon card stock, and two sheets of Chrome card stock, as well as clay snowflake embellishments and Prisma glitter. Look at the little table and stereo! So adorable!

The add-ons are all in the same, adorable style, like these adorable little dogs. They look like Westies to me. This set comes with matching dies. The background again is a Gel Press print, and I colored the pups with Copics.

Since Mid-Century Modern included the space age, there's a fun space themed Christmas set. Space sets are Hero Arts' jam - this set  and this set are still two of my favorites. First, I created the background with Brusho. Then I stamped the moon, santa and deer and cut them out with the matching dies. I colored them with Copics and glued them to the background with little strips with the sentiments on them from the same set.
Finally, I took the leftover presents from the kit for the first card, and made that CAS Christmas card.


Stay tuned for a fun new giveaway below!

MMH October 2019 Kit
[ HA ]
Get Them All Add-Ons at a Discount
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Mod Pattern Bold Prints
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Line & Dot Bold Prints
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Merry Woof
[ HA ]
Retro Christmas Messages
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Out of This World Christmas
[ HA ]
Stylized Christmas Trees
[ HA ]
Meowy Christmas
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Happy Holidays Script Stamp & Cut
[ HA ]
Merry Christmas Script Stamp & Cut
[ HA ]
Merry Woof Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Retro Christmas Messages Frame Cuts
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Out of This World Christmas Frame Cuts
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Stylized Christmas Trees Frame Cuts
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Pop Art Fancy Dies
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1950's Television Fancy Die
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Ornament Pieces Cover Plate
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Meowy Christmas Frame Cuts
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Brusho Crystal Colours | BLICK Art...
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AF223 Tide Pool Shadow Ink - Hero Arts
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AF226 Soft Granite Shadow Ink - Hero...
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Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
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Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
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Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]
CM198 Astronomical - Hero Arts
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CM197 Dream Big - Hero Arts
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Hero Arts Blog
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So this month, their giveaway is a little different! Instead of a kit or a refund, you can win a $50 gift card and buy whatever you want!



47 comments:

  1. Love the backgrounds! The Santa one is my fave

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  2. Each and every card is fabulous, Lydia!

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  3. These are a such fabulous creations. Especially loving the cat card. But all are wonderful and beautifully designed!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  4. Oh my I love this retro style! Looks like my house when I was growing up in the fifties! Great cards....totally fun kit this month!

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  5. Such cute cards!!! Of course I adore the cat in the chair on TV!!! Santa in space is a novel idea. The CAS gifts are precious in their simplicity.

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  6. Such a cool kit and your cards are amazing! Reminds me of when I grew up!!!

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  7. I love this kit:) I’m going to have to stop looking at your blog! (It cost me too much).

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  8. I love the yellow car and the vibrant background. And your outerspace card is so much fun. I hope you do a video, I would love to watch and learn.

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  9. Your simple coloring of Santa and the reindeer is just perfect for 1950s look.

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  10. Such fun cards and love how you made none. Christmas cards with this kit.

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  11. Adorable cards, this kit is awesome

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  12. I'm with you on the mid-century modern, so fun. I love your cards especially the cat and dogs!

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  13. Fabulous cards! Love the TV card!

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  14. Great cards and ideas! That tv is fabulous and I love the main kit. Thanks for sharing your fun ideas with us!!

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  15. Really love your CAS card - am very inspired by it!

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  16. OMGOsh these are so cute! Love them all.

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  17. Love your cards...love this retro kit...thank you for sharing.

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  18. Love all the cards you made. That kitty is just to cute!

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  19. Amazing backgrounds! I LOVE the retro look!

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  20. You are right that cat on the T.V. is retro purrrfect. Colorful creative and reminiscent of a simple and wonderful time filled with great memories.

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  21. I try to never have favorites on a blog post because each card is a work of heART but.... this time might be an exception because I have been pinning Mid-Century Cat art for quite some time now! This month's Hero Arts release pushes all my buttons! I love the shine on your yellow car! All of your cards make me smile!

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  22. Dear Lydia
    Love all your cards more and more as my favourite color is blue and i simply love anything and everything blue. Your creations are confusing me as to what products i should buy as the release is simply breathtaking. Blessings

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  23. That background with the car! Fabulous love love love it!

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  24. WOW your cards are so amazing! I am so loving this retro style big time!

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  25. I love how different all your cards look. And I would have never thought to use a gel print as a background. FABULOUS! I love getting so many ideas from you and all the other designers. You're all so creativel

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  26. Vintage Christmas is such a fun theme. Brings back a lot of memories.

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  27. Shades of my childhood! Great Cards

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  28. I just love these!!! Love the retro feel and always such a fun look for Christmas!!
    you always showcase their stamps so well mf.
    xx Karen

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  29. Amazing cards! Love the retro theme.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  30. Retro Christmas brings back many memories.... great cards...

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  31. I love this kit. Definitely buying it

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  32. I love this set. Definitely purchasing this set.

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  33. this is a nostalgic release.
    I remember those big TVs, the car looks
    a lot like the one my husband had when
    we were dating. Good memories.
    Great cards. thanks for sharing
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  34. Awesome set of cards!! Each card is unique and creative! :)

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  35. I’m in love with this release! Especially, “Meowy Christmas”!!!

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  36. I love mid-century modern designs. This TV and chair and cat are incredible! You make amazing things, Lydia.

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  37. I really love the gel print you paired with my grandpa's car :) . I don't normally do hops, so I'm happy when you are part of one.

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  38. Fabulous cards! I love the unique designs - so creative!

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  39. I just love your out of this world card! The colors are spot on. The colors in your cards inspire me to not be traditional!

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  40. These are all so fun. My fave is the one with the cat.

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  41. That first cat card is so YOU and so 50's!

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  42. Love the retro look of all of your cards, but the tv with the cat on a chair reminds me of the furniture on a cartoon called The Jetsons, that I watched as a kid. Made my heart all kinds of happy!!! 😄 Thank you for that.

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  43. You have created an amazing set of cards … love them all.

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  44. Your backgrounds are stunning and go perfectly with the images.

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  45. What an amazing and diverse set of cards you've created, Lydia! I love the way your retro feel backgrounds work with these fun retro stamp sets! Thanks so much for inspiring and sharing!

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