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April 2019 My Monthly Hero is Here + GIVEAWAY!

Apr 01, 2019 Hero Arts

It's time for another fabulous My Monthly Hero Release! Who's ready to go on a European adventure?



Let's travel to sunny Italy, enjoy handmade pasta, drink Chianti and soak up the wonderful culture. We can do it all from the comfort of our craft desks, while stamping with our April Monthly Release! This month's kit contains a set of beautiful dies for building a scene straight out of Venice. Try our new Hero Hues Premium Cardstock in a sampling of seven gorgeous colors. We've also included vellum, foam tape and a black pen to enhance your scenes, and a 4 x 6 clear set has the perfect messages to complement your creations.


This month's kit includes:

  • 4" x 6" Clear Stamp Set
  • 7 Scenery Fancy Dies
  • 14 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Hero Hues Premium Cardstock (Sand, Mustard, Pumpkin, Cherry, Plum, Adriatic, Arctic)
  • 2 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Vellum Paper
  • 2 Rolls of 1/2" Foam Tape, 2.2 yd. each, in 2 thicknesses
  • Tombow Mono Drawing Pen (Black)

Due to the abundance of fabulous dies, this kit is valued at $93, but is an incredible deal at $34.99. It is available in limited quantities - grab yours before they are gone!

Keeping with the European-inspired theme, we also have several optional add-on products this month. First is the Color Layering Village stamp set. This sweet little village could be made to resemble many of your favorite destinations.


Ahhh, Venice. The gondolas, the street lamps, and the masks! Carnevale and the matching Carnevale Frame Cuts does a wonderful job capturing some of the magic of that amazing city.


I don't know about you but Italian Table and the matching Italian Table Frame Cuts makes me crave a visit to my favorite Italian restaurant! And how about that message "eat, drink & craft"?? Yes, please!


Take a close look at the wonderful new Venetian Neighborhood Cling. Can you tell what it works perfectly with? That's right, the very popular Peek-a-Boo Doors Fancy Die!


Also pairing perfectly with the Venetian Neighborhood Cling above, the Hero Greetings Mini Messages set is sized to fit inside the windows cut with the Peek-a-Boo Doors die. (Hint: also combine these greetings with Mail Jumble or Presents Background when used with the Peek-a-Boo Doors die!)


If you're inspired by your kit to add even more die cut elements to your scenes, we have more dies for you! First up, European Plaza Fancy Dies with a fountain, street lamps and fence.


Add more buildings and some cobblestone to your creations with European Village Fancy Dies.


And finally, Tree Arch Fancy Die is just what the name says - a gorgeous arch of trees, to add a little greenery to your paper village.


There's an elegant new background cling stamp this month - Venetian Fleur-de-lis Bold Prints.


And rounding out the release is Venetian Maiden, a beautiful woodblock stamp.



Love all of these fabulous new add-ons? You can Get Them All in a bundle for roughly a 10% savings, while supplies last.

A note for our kit subscribers: You have the opportunity to shop and add items this month without any additional shipping charges. Simply log in to your account and place your order by Thursday, April 4th at 11:59am Pacific in order to take advantage of this offer. Your kit may ship in a separate box than any extras and add-ons, but no additional shipping costs will apply.

Pre-order your kit today - kit shipping begins Friday, April 5th and continues throughout the following week.

Now let's take a look at a project Janette created with this month's kit!

This month's Venetian inspired kit has, once again, gotten my mind wandering to far off places and packed suitcases. Today's project has me dreaming of the villages of Positano with beautiful skies and dreamy watercolor.

Create this card by watercoloring Bristol paper with 4 pastel shades. Sprinkle water over drying panels and allow to dry naturally for a plaster like effect.

While the watercolor is drying, ink blend the sky on Hero Hues Dove White cardstock in Soft Sky, Soft Pink and Soft Cantaloupe. Then die cut watercolor panels creating 2 sets of each of the left and right facing building, and the clothes line. Precision Glue the buildings flat to sky paying particular attention to the perspective lines and the windows of the buildings.

Pop clothesline with dimensional adhesive and tuck into windows. White Detail heat emboss "Ti amo" onto Pitch Black cardstock strip trimmed with a banner detail. Fussy cut heart from Cherry cardstock and Precision Glue to banner. Adhere finished panel to card base, sign, seal and pop in the mail box!

Our amazing Creative Team as well as some crafty friends are hopping today to help us introduce this release. Please be sure to visit all of their blogs – and leave a comment at every stop along the way. One reader will be randomly selected to receive a free April kit (or reimbursement if you have already purchased your kit!) Leave your comments on all of these blogs by Sunday, April 7th at 11:59pm Pacific, then look for the winner announcement here on the blog the following week.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Janette Kausen
Ilina Crouse
Nichol Spohr
Michelle Short
Caly Person
Emily Midgett
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Amy Kolling
Debi Adams
Lydia Fiedler

Thanks for stopping by!

83 Responses

Beth Whaley

Beth Whaley

April 15, 2019

I have just started watching videos with the Hero Art monthly kits. Absolutely gorgeous!!

Geri

Geri

April 08, 2019

Would love to purchase Hero Arts kits does anyone get them in their shops in Australia please? Enjoy your day cheers Geri

Linda Jones

Linda Jones

April 07, 2019

Your kits always inspire my creativity. This one is off the charts! Love the add ons!

Geri S

Geri S

April 07, 2019

Can’t wait to see all the goodies for the month as everyone is so creative!

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

April 07, 2019

I love that masquerade stamp set. So pretty.

ROSALIE JOHNSON

ROSALIE JOHNSON

April 06, 2019

What a lovely kit. Especially love the tree die! But the whole kit reminds me of my travels. Need to work on my scrapbook album. Would love this kit to get me started! Thanks for the opportunity to win! PS Love your stamps especially the background stamps!

Heather Mills

Heather Mills

April 06, 2019

This kit looks fabulous!! I’m off to hop; I can’t wait to see what your designers do with this kit.

Denise K Terry

Denise K Terry

April 05, 2019

I’m in love with this kit and now I want to go on vacation too!

ionabunny

ionabunny

April 05, 2019

Wow, what a fabulous kit. Th scene dies are amazing and so many ways to combine them. Hugz

Susan Babcock

Susan Babcock

April 04, 2019

So many beautifully detailed dies and stamps. Inspirational.

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

April 04, 2019

I have a tentative shopping list. After doing the hop
I’ve added a lot more to the list. Fantastic hop.
Spectacular release.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary Ellen Mayer

Mary Ellen Mayer

April 04, 2019

These sets transform me back to Italy and Germany. So lovely!

PJ NUSSLEIN

PJ NUSSLEIN

April 04, 2019

THIS SET IS SO TIMELY AND UNIQUE. WE SPENT TWO WEEKS IN ITALY LAST SUMMER. I HAVE SO MANY CARD AND SCRAPBOOKING IDEAS I NEED TO WRITE THEM DOWN. HATS OFF TO THE MY MONTHLY HERO KIT DESIGN TEAM, VERY CREATIVE. CAN’T WAIT FOR MY KIT AND ALL THE EXTRAS.

Jean Marmo

Jean Marmo

April 03, 2019

A wonderful kit and inspirational cards!

PJ NUSSLEIN

PJ NUSSLEIN

April 03, 2019

THIS SET IS SO TIMELY AND UNIQUE. WE SPENT TWO WEEKS IN ITALY LAST SUMMER. I HAVE SO MANY CARD AND SCRAPBOOKING IDEAS I NEED TO WRITE THEM DOWN. HATS OFF TO THE MY MONTHLY HERO KIT DESIGN TEAM, VERY CREATIVE. CAN’T WAIT FOR MY KIT AND ALL THE EXTRAS.

Lauren Z.

Lauren Z.

April 03, 2019

I love the soft pastel look of this card. Very romantic.

Kirsty Vittetoe

Kirsty Vittetoe

April 03, 2019

What a fun kit! Off to check out all the beautiful creation!

Sandra Bonagura

Sandra Bonagura

April 03, 2019

What fun – this is wonderful die set, and love the add ons!

Earline

Earline

April 02, 2019

Lovely stamp and die set with the add on it a goner I have to get mys thou before they are gone

Lauryne Cunningham

Lauryne Cunningham

April 02, 2019

Wow! This kit is incredible! These dies would look great in my travel scrapbooks, too!

Lee Winemiller Cockrum

Lee Winemiller Cockrum

April 02, 2019

These add one are going to KILL my pocketbook!! I love SO many of them!!

Christine Kiehl

Christine Kiehl

April 02, 2019

Fabulous April release! with add ons. Loving all the hop projects and the Italian table goodies! FUN!

Janet Durbin

Janet Durbin

April 02, 2019

This is kit is so different and awesome!

Libby C

Libby C

April 02, 2019

What a fun kit this month! I really like the dies and sayings and feel like they are useful in so many ways.

Teri S.

Teri S.

April 02, 2019

I cannot imagine how your amazing designers begin to imagine how to create this & put it all together. Seriously! I love what I’ve seen in the first reveal & I’m sure there will be even more visual delights in this hop. I am over the moon about this kit & I want it SO MUCH!! I’d also be delighted to have the Venetian Neighbourhood & the Peek-a-Boo die. Thank you so much for giving away a kit to one very lucky person.

Caroloyn Mongeon

Caroloyn Mongeon

April 02, 2019

The realism makes these cards unique and useful for so many occasions.

Jane

Jane

April 02, 2019

the best words are BEAUTIFUL…AWESOME

Connie

Connie

April 02, 2019

Congrats on 45 years!!! I love Hero Arts monthly kits.

Brian Poteraj

Brian Poteraj

April 02, 2019

This is one of my all time favorite kits. The dies and stamps—many of them—are must haves.

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

April 02, 2019

Such a great kit! Can’t wait to see the inspiration on the hop!

Suzan Dorchik

Suzan Dorchik

April 02, 2019

OMG!!!! This is a fabulous release.

Jan Elmore

Jan Elmore

April 02, 2019

…just like being there huh? What a wonderful travel kit! I’d love to go to Venice!

Cynthia Cole

Cynthia Cole

April 02, 2019

This month’s kit is so cool and I so wish to be the lucky winner. So many fabulous scenes created by the design team. Love them all!

Sumbal Kaehn

Sumbal Kaehn

April 02, 2019

I love MMH kits! They are affordable, fun and designed by geniuses… !😍

Lagene

Lagene

April 02, 2019

Awesome creations, I love this new release!

Sherri Little

Sherri Little

April 02, 2019

I’ve been to Venice so I’m excited about the gondola stamp!

Carrie Rhoades

Carrie Rhoades

April 02, 2019

What a fun collection of dies! I love how simple you made this card with the watercolored panels to look like plaster!

Surekha Galagoda

Surekha Galagoda

April 02, 2019

Congratulations. Wow wat a beautiful set.Looking at the pictures made me go mad over the set. I am so excited. Congartulations team at Hero Arts for bringing out such a kit where crafters can go to town with creations and unlike before these have made crafting a breeze The crads created using these stamps and dies are gorgeous.Love and hugs from Sri Lanka

Shanna

Shanna

April 02, 2019

This kit is amazing!

Sherry Butcher

Sherry Butcher

April 02, 2019

Wonderful new kit, love all the different cards made from it. Thanks for sharing.

Arianna Barbara

Arianna Barbara

April 02, 2019

Wow! This kit and all the new products are really amazing!!! I’m happy for an Italian themed kit! <3

Andrea Hastilow

Andrea Hastilow

April 02, 2019

WOW ! This gives the looks of the stunning scenes I see in travel brochures & on the holiday shows. Very romantic images. Thank you for bringing Italy to my desk.x

Gab

Gab

April 02, 2019

What an amazing kit! I love all the add ons too!

Twylia Bell

Twylia Bell

April 02, 2019

I’m excited to get this kit! Besides the stamps and dies, I’m looking forward to trying out the HA paper that is included. The colors are beautiful!! Thanks HA for always putting together a great kit!

pam edwards

pam edwards

April 02, 2019

This is a sweet kit. The possibilities are endless.

Jeanette

Jeanette

April 02, 2019

This kit is is fabulous. Different but will such fun to play with.

Dori

Dori

April 02, 2019

oh my goodness, I love every one of those cards you’ve all created. Can’t wait to get my kit!

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

April 01, 2019

Loving all the stamps
and the cards have been
so pretty.
Carla from Utah

Pam

Pam

April 01, 2019

Wow. I just love these. Having been in Venice on holiday a few years back it just brings back so many memories. Can’t wait to use these.

Cheriese H

Cheriese H

April 01, 2019

oh my what a gorgeous kit!! Love those peek a boo doors!!

Linda B

Linda B

April 01, 2019

I love this set! I traveled through Italy 2 years ago & Venice was my favorite city. Can’t wait to use it for my Italian side of the family.

Golda

Golda

April 01, 2019

What an interesting theme for this month!

barbara lassiter

barbara lassiter

April 01, 2019

This is awesome!

nadine illingworth

nadine illingworth

April 01, 2019

THE DIES ARE MY FIRST LOVE BUT STAMPS ARE BRILL TOO. LOVE THE PERSPECTIVE IN THESE PRODUCTS. WONDER WHEN WE CAN GET OUR HANDS ON THEM HERE IN THE UK?

Mary Anne M

Mary Anne M

April 01, 2019

Venice is my favorite city in the world! Have been longing for more Italian or Venetian rubber stamp images. Ordered the kit and some add-ons immediately upon opening the notice about the April kit. Thank you, Hero Arts—Wishes do come true! Cannot wait for this to arrive.

Shari Czerwinski

Shari Czerwinski

April 01, 2019

Great new release! Can’t wait to see all the hop creations! Thanks for a chance to win!

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

April 01, 2019

Such a unique kit! Gorgeous cards by the designers..
Thanks for sharing…

Natalie Winterstein

Natalie Winterstein

April 01, 2019

Absolutely stunning! Love all of the cards and samples from the designers!

Yolanda F.

Yolanda F.

April 01, 2019

This is a great kit. So much fun, so many ideas.

Michele W

Michele W

April 01, 2019

Such a fantastic kit and wonderful add-ons! I have family in Italy so this kit is perfect. The kit dies and European Village dies will also be great to use with scrapbooking.

sharon gullikson

sharon gullikson

April 01, 2019

I just love this collection. I especially like the table setting stamps.

Shelley

Shelley

April 01, 2019

This kit is fantastic. Love this card with its pastel hues.

D.Ann C

D.Ann C

April 01, 2019

Oh, wow! This kit is OUTSTANDING as have been the samples – they just make my heart sing with the desire to revisit Venice!!! And I love the European Village, too!

Sue D

Sue D

April 01, 2019

Fabulous new products!

Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren

April 01, 2019

Love this kit. This makes me want to go to Venice. Always wanted to do a gondola ride. Thanks for the wonderful add-ons as well.

winnie

winnie

April 01, 2019

i’m not gonna lie, i’ve been less than excited about the last few months of the hero arts releases, but this one…… oh this one is very very good! i already snagged my add on dies, and i can hardly wait till i can play. thanks hero arts !

Laurelin Whitfield

Laurelin Whitfield

April 01, 2019

Oh my goodness, what a delightful set! So reminiscent of a trip to Venice long ago. I just ADORE this set!

Brenda L. Kuder

Brenda L. Kuder

April 01, 2019

There is an impressive amount of stuff in this kit.

Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts

April 01, 2019

What a gorgeous set. I have never purchased one of the monthly hero sets, but this may have to be my first one ever!

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

April 01, 2019

This is a lovely kit to create beautiful scenic views!! Wonderful inspirations everywhere :)

Karen Baugh

Karen Baugh

April 01, 2019

What a beautiful kit! Can’t wait to get it!

Rebecca

Rebecca

April 01, 2019

Che bella collezione!

Debbie Selby

Debbie Selby

April 01, 2019

The MMH kit is the release I anxiously await each month. They are all wonderful, but this one exceptionally exceptional!,,,,,,,,,no really..it is. Well done!

Georges Gentry

Georges Gentry

April 01, 2019

Unique kit. Looking forward to receiving mine soon! Thanks HAT, awesome kit!

Ellie S.

Ellie S.

April 01, 2019

What a fun card with the pastel colors and pop of black with the sentiment!

Lisa luluvision

Lisa luluvision

April 01, 2019

Oh my goodness! I have such fond memories of going to Italy so many years ago!! The clothing line die just is adorable (as is everything else!) Love this release!!

Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith

April 01, 2019

The new box is wonderful and so is your card! You made a gorgeous scene with the pastel colors! So peaceful!

Annette Gordon

Annette Gordon

April 01, 2019

What an amazing kit. I always enjoy the kits that have more dies than stamps. There is just something about a die scene cards that I can not resist. I love that these dies work great as both silhouettes and with vibrant colours. Can’t wait to see all the creations made with this card set.

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

April 01, 2019

These are pretty cards! :)

Monica

Monica

April 01, 2019

I really love what I have seen… This kit is a little different than what I am used to creating with. I hope I can learn how to do it justice and get the value of my investment. Fingers crossed!

Liz Ford

Liz Ford

April 01, 2019

A wonderful kit! So much Italian fun and no calories!

Margie Manis

Margie Manis

April 01, 2019

absolutely love this kit

Cheryl Phillips

Cheryl Phillips

April 01, 2019

Love the pastels! Great card

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