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:
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.
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!
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.
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