Gatefold Cards: Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello friends and welcome! Today is the kick off to the November 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. I wouldn’t sit on the fence about this one, I think it’s going to go fast!

While this kit is designed with tags in mind, you can do so much more! I am going to be showing you how I turned these tags into elements for a Gatefold card. This design was inspired by Jennifer McGuire (with permission)


I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

Let’s take a look at the kit.

In the kit:

  • 3″ x 4″ stamp set
  • 31 Ornament Building Fancy Dies
  • 6 Sheets of Acetate Panels
  • 10 Sheets of Deluxe Smooth White Cardstock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Scarlet Satin Ribbon
  • Snowflake Sequins

Since I go through everything in the video, down below I will list the main supplies used. Please see the complete supply list at the end of this blog.


  • November 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit
  • Ornaments Bold Prints
  • Holiday Foliage Messages
  • Holly Berries Stamp & Cut XL
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cardstock: Cherry, Cranberry, Kiwi, Deluxe White, Cup O’ Joe, Gold Glitter, Pine,
  • Inks: Green Apple, Espresso, Embossing Ink, Cranberry
  • Blending Brushes
  • White Glimmer Metallic Ink
  • Precision Glue
  • Reverse Tweezers


  • November 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit
  • Ornaments Grid Stencil
  • Tree & Stocking Tag Fancy Die
  • Holly Berries Stamp & Cut XL
  • Cardstock: Kiwi, Deluxe White, Shamrock, Cherry, Gold Glitter
  • Inks: Green Apple, Embossing Ink
  • White Embosing Powder
  • Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
  • Sunburst Stickles
  • Precision Glue


  • November 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit
  • Snowflake Pattern Stencil
  • Holly Berries Stamp& Cut XL
  • Cardstock: Nautical, Lapis, Pine, Cup O’ Joe, Papaya, White Glitter, Gold Glitter, Deluxe White
  • Inks: Cornflower, Dove White, Espresso, Pine
  • Blending Brushes


One more bit of inspiration to share with you that is NOT included in the video but using similar products.

This card features the Ornaments Bold Prints stamped in Cranberry ink onto Cherry cardstock.

This time, I die cut the tree from the Tree & Stockings Tag Fancy Die set from white cardstock. Boy does that pop!

The string of lights was cut from gold glitter cardstock and the sentiment comes from the Winter Wishes stamp set.


We will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, November 13th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


The party starts on the Hero Arts Blog!

If you arrived from Michelle’s blog you are in the right spot.

Your next stop is Pocono Pam.


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  1. I especially like the animal scenes. They are so happy and cute.

  2. The gate fold style is wonderful with the backgrounds & center piece.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  3. Oooo the gatefold cards are soooo cool! What great colors and designs!

  4. I like the added bows as now they remind me of ornaments.

  5. These are amazing, Mindy!! I have ordered additional items to go with my HA kit this month b/c I am so impressed w/ what I see. Great job!!
    Lori S in PA

  6. Amazing, stunning. Love the ornament background and shooting stars.

  7. The versatility of this kit is amazing!! Thanks for all the inspiration – I’m definitely inspired!

  8. Your projects are absolutely beautiful! My favorite is the green tree with the glittery ornaments! You’ve inspired me to make more gatefold cards!

  9. The gatefold cards add a special touch to your attractive creations!

  10. Awesome cards. This kit has so many possibilities. I love the shooting star die.

  11. Wow!! So many cute ideas. I love the snowflake tag with the deer.

  12. Such beautiful cards

  13. Gatefold cards are so cool! I have seen Jennifer’s YouTube videos (thanks Jen!) Each of your creations are simply stunning! I am partial to the fox & the deer. Thanks so much:)

  14. So beautiful!

  15. I loved these so much. Thanks for the bonus card, that was not in the video. Simply gorgeous.

  16. These are awesome! Will definitely check out your video!

  17. These are so pretty! What a great way to use these smaller elements on cards.

  18. Love your cards! I like how you added a slightly darker background to the cards. And the bows are so cute!

  19. Brilliant idea and great way to add them to cards!

  20. Wow, so many wonderful projects! I really love your gate fold designs!

  21. Gorgeous cards and tag! Love the scenes you created and the decorated die cut trees! Fabulous color combos and details!

  22. Wow, hadn’t thought about a tri-fold card–it’s gorgeous! I love your winter scene card, love the critters on the front!

  23. Such gorgeous projects! Love the colors and designs.
    Thanks for sharing.

  24. Watched your video. Love the idea that you shared from JM about the extra pop from the little white support piece. Does it make the ornament piece lopsided at all? Nice way to turn the tags into cards.

  25. Love these cards, so pretty.

  26. Great idea to use these pretty tags to decorate the gatefold cards.

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