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August 2018 My Monthly Hero is Here! + Giveaway!

by Hero Arts August 06, 2018 200 Comments

It's time for another fabulous monthly release! And who doesn't need a little extra boost of caffeine on their Monday morning? The August My Monthly Hero kit and add-ons are all about coffee and tea...

Get ready for a high-octane kit, coming your way! It's everything to do with coffee, in all its glorious forms. A 6x8 clear set packed with cups, foam art, messages and more, coordinating dies, and a fabulous café scene window die make up the core of the kit. A lacquer pen, some puff embossing powder and coffee & tea dyed paper will help you achieve some stunning crafty results. Be sure to watch our artists show off a surprising effect that you can get when mixing the lacquer and the embossing powder!

This month's kit includes:

6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
1 3.5" x 4.5" Window Fancy Die
11 Coordinating Frame Cuts
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen 0.5 fl. oz.
White Puff Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.
2 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Coffee & Tea Hand Dyed Decorative Paper

This kit is valued at $77, but is an incredible deal at $34.99. It is available in limited quantities - be sure to get yours before they are gone!

We also have several optional add-on products this month - lots of coffee and tea-themed fun for your projects! Let's take a look...

For you tea lovers out there, the Spill the Tea set includes a gorgeous fine porcelain teacup and accessories, and also has matching Spill the Tea Frame Cuts available.

Inspired by the latte artists who make adorable little critters on top of the cups they serve, Foam Animals lets you top your favorite cuppa with the cuties. You can line them up using masking techniques, or there's also Foam Animals Frame Cuts available. (Note: it's on this blog post author's bucket list to get a latte like this in real life someday!!)

Who would like to join us for a tea party? It's Tea Time, with a full selection of finger sandwiches, cookies and treats to go with your cup of tea. And of course, Tea Time Frame Cuts are available for this one, too! After all, it's always time for tea.

Ok forget the tea leaves, I'd like a warm cup of kit-tea, please! This adorable kitty is perhaps a little naughty, too. Kit-Tea Stamp & Cut has the stamps and matching dies all together in one handy package.

There are two new 6x6 cling backgrounds with this release. The first is absolutely gorgeous - Floral Doily Bold Prints.

Next is Distress Tile Bold Prints - there are so many fun possibilities with this one!

Our window dies have been a huge hit, so we're adding to the collection with the gorgeous Tea Party Fancy Die. Such a cozy garden patio to enjoy your cup of tea!

You asked and we listened - we have revamped our tea-themed Infinity Dies to include dies to cut out the handles! We're happy to introduce Tea Pots and Handles Infinity Dies, and Cups and Handles Infinity Dies!

Our woodblock release this month is this beautiful Mocha Maiden.

And of course our new watercolor this month could only be a gorgeous shade of brown - introducing our Cocoa Liquid Watercolor!

Love all of these fabulous new add-ons? You can Get Them All in a bundle for roughly a 10% savings!

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, August 9th 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. Kit shipping begins Friday, August 10th and continues throughout the following week.

Now let's take a look at some of the projects Libby created with this month's kit:

I had so much fun playing with this month's kit! I absolutely love the coffee theme, as I am a certified coffee addict! I was immediately drawn to this beautiful die included in the kit.

I die cut the cafe scene from white cardstock, then got to work coloring with my Copic markers. There are so many ways you could use this die - colored with Copics, as I did. Or watercolored with our Liquid Watercolors. Or cut from various shades of cardstock to form more of a silhouetted look. Lots of possibilities! And the message from the kit is so true - coffee really IS always a good idea!

All of the various coffee cups and mugs in the kit are so much fun, as are the various foam toppers you can add to them. I love what you can do with a couple of the extras from the kit...

Included in the kit are a Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen as well as some White Puff Embossing Powder. A fun technique is to draw on the foam using the lacquer pen, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat. You have to be careful that you don't heat it for too long, and the resulting "foam" does need to set aside to harden for a bit - but the "foam" it creates has so much fun texture - it really looks like the top of a latte, or some delicious whipped cream!

For even more ideas with this month's release, we've asked our talented Creative Team and crafty friends to help us introduce this kit. 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 August kit (or reimbursement if you have already purchased your kit!) Leave your comments on all of these blogs by Sunday, August 12th at 11:59pm Pacific, then look for the winner announcement here on the blog the following week.

The Hero Arts Blog (you are here!)
Amy Kolling
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Kelly Latevola
Laurie Willison
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr
Wanda Guess
Yana Smakula

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christine fumo
christine fumo

September 12, 2018

iso the august coffee die and stamp set. would like to purchase.

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christine

Patricia Paucke
Patricia Paucke

September 03, 2018

How can I purchase the August 2018 kit?

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

August 13, 2018

That’s a really cool kit !!
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

August 13, 2018

I love coffee and this kit! I can’t wait to receive mine! Thank you HA and design team for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

Linda Price
Linda Price

August 12, 2018

Ooh-I am looking forward to the delivery of this kit! Lots of fun ideas out there already!

Kim Potts
Kim Potts

August 12, 2018

This release is the best yet! I’m a coffee lover and each element is amazing and so versatile. Awesome hop!

JudyK
JudyK

August 12, 2018

Love this kit and all of the wonderful add ons. Great inspirations!

Natasha
Natasha

August 12, 2018

Beautiful kit! xoxo

Gayla Hunt
Gayla Hunt

August 12, 2018

Wish I could buy it all. I love the Hero Arts stamps and dies and the August kit is packed with the ultimate items for making any coffee or tea card you will need in your lifetime!

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

August 11, 2018

Fabulous kit. xxx

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

August 11, 2018

Another amazing release! I love it a latte!

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham

August 10, 2018

Love this kit! The Distress Bold Prints stamp is really cool! Can’t wait to start the blog hop!

Chana
Chana

August 10, 2018

Wow! This is an awesome kit and just perfect for coffee/tea/cocoa lovers such as me! Since my crafting budget for the month is already shot, I would just love to win this!
Hugz,
Chana

Dana M
Dana M

August 10, 2018

Such a fantastic card kit this month, and the add-on items – wow! Stunning inspiration projects.

Marisa Jesus
Marisa Jesus

August 10, 2018

Love everything related to tea or coffee! Love this kit!

Jacqueline Bell
Jacqueline Bell

August 10, 2018

What an awesome collection of stamps and dies. The add on sets are just as fantastic. I am a coffee and tea lover so the kit is very dear to me.

 Mitzi
Mitzi

August 09, 2018

I ordered the kit and the cocoa watercolor and can hardly wait for it to come so I can “play”.

Erika
Erika

August 09, 2018

I love all things coffee, including this kit!

Maria Giselle B.
Maria Giselle B.

August 09, 2018

Congratulations on this month’s kit!

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

August 09, 2018

I love the kitten and the foam animals! So many possibilities with the whole kit.

Dj
Dj

August 09, 2018

This is such a sweet release! I especially love the KitTEA. So clever and fun.

Eleanor Wilson
Eleanor Wilson

August 09, 2018

These are so good <3

Dorcas
Dorcas

August 09, 2018

Loving this release. I can’t wait to receive my order!!

Stephanie Nelson
Stephanie Nelson

August 08, 2018

Great set! But of course one needs ALL of the extras!

Angela
Angela

August 08, 2018

I am so excited to get this set! I’ve been looking at all the ways other people have used them and feel very inspired. :)

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

August 08, 2018

Fabulous products!

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

August 08, 2018

I am so looking forward to creating with this kit!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

August 08, 2018

Great products! Can’t wait to see the card ideas!

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

August 08, 2018

I love the lacquer and puff powder look! Can’t wait to get my kit!!

Lisa Hicks
Lisa Hicks

August 08, 2018

It’s always fun to see the ideas that different people come up with for the kits, and who doesn’t love coffee?

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

August 08, 2018

This kit is one of my favorite My Monthly Her Kits.
Love love love all the new stamps, dies, and embellishments.

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

August 08, 2018

Great kit products and card ideas.

karenajo
karenajo

August 08, 2018

Looking forward to seeing all the inspiration for this awesome kit!

Jacalyn Hartig
Jacalyn Hartig

August 08, 2018

One of my favorite things to do when I visit my daughter is to come to the warehouse and see all the products firsthand.

Lagene
Lagene

August 08, 2018

Awesome release! I love all the projects along the hop! I especially love the cafe scene die!

Cheryl J Holmes
Cheryl J Holmes

August 08, 2018

Really, really cute set.

Barbara Rodriguez
Barbara Rodriguez

August 08, 2018

Love this kit can’t wait to start making cards..

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

August 08, 2018

I think that this kit is (almost) a must have for every coffee lover. And I am a big fan of coffee!
An amazing kit and with the add- ons from this month there is also enough fun for tea lovers. Thank you Hero Arts for these great craft supplies.
Thanks to every designer for there awesome examples on this blog hop.

Asawari P
Asawari P

August 08, 2018

wonderful products designed by talented designers. loved the cafe die and the cups stamp set with all the lovely sentiments.

Rose
Rose

August 08, 2018

Love the coffee mugs especially! and the bistro set too1

Lori Proulx
Lori Proulx

August 08, 2018

The sets is so cute and I love the diecut.

Jenine
Jenine

August 08, 2018

This is by far my favorite kit since I’ve started cardmaking. I just love all the coffee creations!

Lori Proulx
Lori Proulx

August 08, 2018

Love the coffee set esp. since I am new to drinking a nice hot cup of coffee “with” creamer every morning.

Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown

August 08, 2018

Can’t wait to use this kit!!! I actually did get one this month. 😊 Thanks Hero Arts for such an adorable kit.

Golda
Golda

August 08, 2018

These are great examples!

Alanna P
Alanna P

August 08, 2018

Such a fun release! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Cheriese H
Cheriese H

August 08, 2018

Awesome new release!!

Brianna Jackson
Brianna Jackson

August 08, 2018

Coffee is the best and I am sooo excited about that embossing powder!! What a fun kit & release!!! :D

Carol
Carol

August 08, 2018

Whew, I spent way too much money on the add-ons but it was too hard to resist such an awesome selection, it will be so much fun to play once it arrives!

Grace
Grace

August 08, 2018

So cute! I want them all!

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

August 08, 2018

Libby love your mint latte card with the cute paper straw and realistic foam! Your purple drink with the dots was fabulous!!!

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

August 08, 2018

Libby love your mint latte card with the cute paper straw and realistic foam!

Tammy Gustafson
Tammy Gustafson

August 08, 2018

This stamp set will go well with my coffee addiction.

Barb H.
Barb H.

August 08, 2018

What a fantastic card kit!

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

August 08, 2018

Such an amazing kit! Love the cards and inspiration!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

August 07, 2018

This is such a great release. I’m super excited to see all the inspiration.

Julissa Padilla
Julissa Padilla

August 07, 2018

Care for some tea anyone? I love how dainty this set is and think there’s so many possibilities for it.

Lea Lawson
Lea Lawson

August 07, 2018

Oooooh…I just LOVE the bistro scene diecut! SO fun!!

nancy f
nancy f

August 07, 2018

Cool kit for August!

Susan S.
Susan S.

August 07, 2018

Very nice ‘drinks’ set. Many options.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 07, 2018

What a lovely kit! All the products go well with each other! Thank you for the inspirations :)

Carol McGregor
Carol McGregor

August 07, 2018

I am in love with this August stamp and die set.

JanM
JanM

August 07, 2018

Great kit and love that the dies come with it. Super cards!

Michele W
Michele W

August 07, 2018

So many great products between the kit and the add-ons. I especially like the tea themed add-ons. Thanks for the tip about creating foam using lacquer and the puff embossing powder. I’ll definitely be giving that one a try! The hop was fantastic. So many great ideas from some truly talented designers!

Jan Johnson
Jan Johnson

August 07, 2018

Tthis is really a cool stamp and die set.

Pat Robinson
Pat Robinson

August 07, 2018

I love coffee and tea and so does all of my family and friends! That café die is AMAZING!

greenpear
greenpear

August 07, 2018

Looks like a great kit. I seem to be as addicted to coffee stamp sets as I am to coffee itself! Thanks for sharing a creative way to use this kit! I especially liked seeing the large cafe die cut on a card.

sherry butcher
sherry butcher

August 07, 2018

Love both the cards and the kit. Would love to do some frothy drink cards for family and friends. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey
Stacey

August 07, 2018

Awesome release, I love anything coffee!

Deb A.
Deb A.

August 07, 2018

The Floral Doily Bold Prints is pretty and I would really like to try the liquid watercolors.

Wendy Denietolis
Wendy Denietolis

August 07, 2018

I’m a fairly intelligent person who likes to read and learn so I read everything and study everything.

The August kit will be my fifth kit (love the subscription) and just yesterday, I realized that the Countdown was all about the upcoming kit. I glazed over a few posts, couldn’t find links to buy the stamps, so ignored the posts. But yesterday, I saw the best watercolor card with coffee cups and the artist wrote “this kit”. This kit? This kit? What kit?

Went back to previous months to read THOSE countdowns and realized that there was a wealth of information there for subscribers and kit buyers available BEFORE release date.

What a great idea! I was so very excited to know that I can plan ahead so that when my kit arrives, I’m not spending five days trying to figure out how to use it.

Love the products and now that I get how this works, I’ll be glued to the blog as well!

Nickie Madden
Nickie Madden

August 07, 2018

Lots of awesome cards to be made with this kit. Love it…

MONICA LAKE
MONICA LAKE

August 07, 2018

Wow! I can’t wait to get my kit and play!

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

August 07, 2018

Love the look of both cards – the detail on the scene is wonderful and love the frothy drink :)

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

August 07, 2018

I really love the look of the lacquer pen with the white puff. I can think of several uses for it. This kit is a must for coffee lovers.

liz vellali
liz vellali

August 07, 2018

love your kits…but this one speaks to me. I LOVE coffee

Laura Casselman
Laura Casselman

August 07, 2018

I absolutely love the monthly kit. I also love the samples and can’t wait to get it!

Ruth G.
Ruth G.

August 07, 2018

Beautiful set. Can be used for any occasion.

Elaine Stefanacci
Elaine Stefanacci

August 07, 2018

The foam animals are cute and I am really liking the window dies.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

August 07, 2018

So many wonderful ideas on the hop. This is a fun release.
Glad it includes tea as I don’t drink coffee.
thanks for having the hop
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

August 07, 2018

These are so amazing. Can’t wait to receive mine and make beautiful cards with the kit and the add-ons. Awesome variety of mugs and sentiments. The Cafe Scene Window Die is incredible. Love this kit :)

Maureen Schmidt
Maureen Schmidt

August 07, 2018

Love all these cards. I’m a newbie and this is a great learning tool! Thank you!

Lagene
Lagene

August 07, 2018

Awesome cards, I especially love your frothy drink!

Lagene
Lagene

August 07, 2018

Awesome kit, I love the coffee set! Great inspiration!

Kim Potts
Kim Potts

August 07, 2018

This kit looks AMAZING! I love coffee and this is a home run to me!

Celeste Goff
Celeste Goff

August 07, 2018

Such beautiful coffee/tea themed products and such a fun hop!!!

Sherrie Johnson
Sherrie Johnson

August 07, 2018

Oh wow! Love, love this kit! I ordered it after watching only a few minutes of Jennifer McGuire’s video :-)

Linda N
Linda N

August 07, 2018

I love the new August kit! The fancy window is beautiful and the cups and mugs and puff embossing powder are so fun, love it all!

Lagene
Lagene

August 07, 2018

Awesome Ki! I love all the tea and java! Great inspiration!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

August 07, 2018

Great release! Love the designers cards!
Thanks for sharing…

Sherri
Sherri

August 07, 2018

OMG! Best coffee/tea stamp set ever!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

August 07, 2018

Awesome kit – love these samples:)

m
m

August 07, 2018

Wonderful Kit. I enjoyed the hop. I ordered the Kit & add-ons. Left off the Distressed Bold prints & one of the add-on dies. May have to contact to see if they can be added.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

August 07, 2018

Awesome kit and an awesome hop!!

Eva N
Eva N

August 07, 2018

There are so many possibilities with these new coffee and tea sets. Love the unusual cafe front die.

Robin P
Robin P

August 07, 2018

Thanks HA for another great kit. This is close to my heart since I love both coffe and tea.

ELizabeth Motyka
ELizabeth Motyka

August 07, 2018

What a cozy kit so much fun to have there

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

August 07, 2018

What an AMAZING HOP! So much talent! So much inspiration! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the coffee and tea!

Beverly Jordan
Beverly Jordan

August 07, 2018

Though I am on vacation, I went to my room and ordered the kit by 3 pm!! Great sneak peaks told me I’d miss it if I hadn’t! Now to enjoy your fabulous blog hop!! This is one great kit especially with the foam embossing powder and special cafe die!

Linda B.
Linda B.

August 07, 2018

Such cute and fun card kits. Well done.