January 2021 My Monthly Hero is Here: Blog Hop + Giveaway!

by Hero Arts January 04, 2021 77 Comments

Welcome to our first kit of 2021! This month we are celebrating one of the most important creatures on our planet - the bee! The 6x8 stamp set in our kit for January is a lovely combination of bees, flowers, and honeycomb, with images that are fun for coloring, and large enough to work well with slimline cards, too. We think you'll enjoy creating with the standalone honeycomb die, and we've rounded out the kit with some gorgeous papers, and a new lacquer pen which mimics the look of honey!

This month’s kit includes:

• 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
• Coordinating Frame Cuts
• Honeycomb Window Die
• Honey Lacquer Pen
• 6 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Paper (2 each in Pale Yellow Glitter, Black Glitter and Gold Brillanca)

Want to see the kit in action? Mindy has created a video to help walk you through the elements of the kit, and show how the beautiful images and dies work. It's full of inspiration as well, as she creates three cards from start to finish!

 (Having trouble viewing this video? View it on YouTube HERE.)

This kit is valued at $70, but is an incredible deal at $34.99. It is available in limited quantities – grab yours before they are gone!

A little sidenote while we're thinking of bees... did you know that honey bees are the most important pollinators for flowers, fruits and vegetables? This means that they help other plants grow, and without them many of the food sources you enjoy each day would be gone. They have become increasingly threatened by a combination of pesticides, fungus, mite infestations, natural disasters, and global warming. Want to help? Give bees a chance by planting more pollinator-friendly plants, protecting safe havens for bees and reducing our reliance on pesticides.

In addition to our kit, we've put together a collection of fabulous add-on products to complement the theme of the main kit. There's a variety of bee, flower, and hexagon goodness, with a little nod to upcoming Valentine's Day thrown in as well!

First let's take a look at the fabulous new 6 x 6 red rubber cling background stamps. This one is called Abstract Honeycomb Bold Prints. The combination of hearts and hexagons makes such wonderful backgrounds!

Next is Geometric Bee Pattern Bold Prints. Simply fantastic!

Bees and Flowers Bold Prints can make a lovely focal point on your card as well as a gorgeous background. Take the time to color the details, or simply stamp or emboss it on your background.

While we're looking at flowers, here's a pretty 4 x 6 stamp set perfect for Valentine's Day. Send a little love with Floral Love and coordinating Floral Love Frame Cuts.

This queen with her honey scepter is fabulous, and the playful bees in Bee the Queen are just too adorable! There are Bee the Queen Frame Cuts as well.

Create elegant wreaths with the Bee and Flowers Wreath set, or use the elements on their own. So many possibilities with this stamp set. There are dies, too!

Now on to our standalone dies this month. Create some "sweet" projects with Honey Pot Fancy Dies.

We know you love flower dies - Bees and Flowers Fancy Dies is another essential for your die collection.

Peek-A-Boo Honeycomb Fancy Die has partial cuts to create texture as well as doors that open, creating a fun interactive card. Pair it with elements from our full Peek-A-Boo line!

And rounding out the release is Hexagon Infinity Dies. Great for accenting the honeycomb-look of your bee themed projects, or a great geometric basic for your collection.

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, January 7th 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, January 8th and continues throughout the following week.

For kit inspiration, be sure to visit both Countdown posts from this past weekend if you haven't already! Our Creative Team created beautiful, inspiring projects with this month's kit. Countdown Day 1 and Countdown Day 2 include links to the card details on the artists' blogs.

For even more inspiration - our amazing Creative Team as well as a couple 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 $50 gift card to use in the Hero Arts store! Leave your comments on all of these blogs by Sunday, January 10th at 11:59pm Pacific, then look for the winner announcement here on the blog the following week.

Hero Arts (you are here!)
Channin Pelletier
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Pocono Pam
Seeka
Nichol Spohr
Jennifer McGuire

Want a closer look at the new products? Join us on WEDNESDAY, January 6th at 11am Eastern on the Hero Arts Facebook page for our Release Spotlight! Libby will be talking about the products, sharing samples and even doing giveaways! Didn't catch it live? No problem! The video will be on our Facebook page after the event to watch whenever you have time. But we hope to see you on our feed at 11:00am Eastern on Wednesday !

Remember - once the main kit is sold out, it's gone forever - grab your kit today!

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77 Responses

Lisa Clark
Lisa Clark

January 10, 2021

Such a fun kit and I’ve really enjoyed all of the inspiration so far.

Melissa Klepser
Melissa Klepser

January 10, 2021

Awesome kit sorry I missed it

Alicia Harper
Alicia Harper

January 10, 2021

This is my all time favorite. Can’t wait to get so I can start making cards!!!!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

January 10, 2021

Fabulous kit and add-ons! My favorites are the Bee the Queen set and the Bees and Flowers Fancy Dies! Awesome creations along the hop!

Theresa Niehoff
Theresa Niehoff

January 10, 2021

This is perhaps the best bee themed stamp set I’ve ever seen!

Sue D
Sue D

January 09, 2021

This is my favorite kit—love the bee theme.

Gail Spresser
Gail Spresser

January 07, 2021

Loving this new release and wishing I could purchase the kit and many of the add-on items. Bees are sure buzzing nowadays.

Julie Greaves
Julie Greaves

January 07, 2021

Lovely new kit to start the year off. Love the amazing Bee stamps and dies. That Honey Lacquer pen looks very interesting and would have lots of uses. Well done Hero Arts!! Plenty of additions available too, I like that. Thanks to all the wonderful designers too for their ideas. Happy New Year to all. :)

Lagene
Lagene

January 06, 2021

Great new products! Awesome creations! I especially love the honeycomb die and bees stamps! Great kit!

ava gavloski
ava gavloski

January 06, 2021

Great graphic illustrations in the Bee collection

Maria Christakos
Maria Christakos

January 06, 2021

I’m bummed that this kit is sold out already, but I clicked to be notified when it’s back in stock so hopefully I’ll be able to order it soon :D It’s so fun to see the different creative ways that people are using this kit. I am loving this blog-hop already!

Dalis
Dalis

January 06, 2021

Those big bkg stamps are amazing!

— Dalis

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham

January 06, 2021

What a fantastic kit! I love the Honey Pot Fancy dies, too!

Charlene Glover
Charlene Glover

January 06, 2021

Love this kit, want all of these products.

Vickie Crawford
Vickie Crawford

January 05, 2021

This monthly kit is awesome! I am so very excited that I ordered one before they sold out. I have been inspired to try so interesting new techniques.

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

January 05, 2021

This kit has my heart! I love everything BEES! I even crocheted a pillow with a giant bee on it for my living room!

Donna Mello
Donna Mello

January 05, 2021

This release has so many great options!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

January 05, 2021

This may be my favorite kit ever! I love those adorable bees and that honeycomb die is amazing.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

January 05, 2021

what a fantastic kit – love all of it

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

January 05, 2021

Such a fabulous kit and love the add-ons! The honey pot and dipper are fantastic!

Barbara Lambe
Barbara Lambe

January 05, 2021

Thus is a beautiful kit, thanks,

Ellie S.
Ellie S.

January 05, 2021

I am so loving this kit and such cute add-ons too! Thanks for a chance to win! Looking forward to hop along and seeing all the wonderful creations!

Teri S.
Teri S.

January 05, 2021

What’s the buzz? This is the best bees stamp/die set I’ve ever seen. Why, it’s the Bees Knees! Can’t wait to go through the rest of the hop & see the creativity.

Wendy Bishop
Wendy Bishop

January 05, 2021

Love this kit. Can’t wait.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

January 05, 2021

This kit is AMAZING! I love the bees and honeycomb! What an inspirational hop with soooo many awesome ideas with this BEE-utiful kit!

Patti Nienberg
Patti Nienberg

January 05, 2021

Awesome new release and add ons! One of the best!

kathy camp
kathy camp

January 05, 2021

I love the bees….. Amazing stamps and the cards I have seen made so far look wonderful.

Judy Inukai
Judy Inukai

January 05, 2021

What a great release. Can’t wait to get the kit and I’ll be thrilled when the Bees & Flowers Fancy Die set and the Honeypot Die set are back in stock. The designers really did a great job with all these products. So much amazing inspiration.

Joanne Hoffmann
Joanne Hoffmann

January 05, 2021

You’ve done it again, HA!! What a bee-autiful kit…springy and fun!!

Dawn Jones
Dawn Jones

January 05, 2021

Love this new kit! So different and so versatile. Cant wait to get this one!

Marina De Bruyne
Marina De Bruyne

January 05, 2021

I never thought I would love bee stamps this much. This is such a beautiful kit! And those add ons, love them. My most favorit is the Geometric Bee Pattern Bold Prints background stamp. Love that stamp!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

January 05, 2021

The talent of this design team is mind blowing!! This hop was such fun, filled with techniques and incredible spectacular cards and decor! This kit will be an all time favorite! Interesting that it was released at the beginning of winter, but it really works. The cheerful colors and fantastic theme is so uplifting and a promise of spring and future hope. Thanks Hero Arts. . Happy New Year!

Wendy Falk
Wendy Falk

January 05, 2021

PS There is just something so Happy about honey bees and I also wanted to say the lacquer pen promises to be a wonderful new element <3 Thanks and Happy New Year!

Wendy Falk
Wendy Falk

January 05, 2021

Wow! What a beautifully creative mind to design all of the lovely hexagon elements!! I just love the geometric and abstract honeycomb print stamps <3 I am excited to see all the different ways they’ve been used in this hop :) A deliciously fun release <3

Peggy Pighetti
Peggy Pighetti

January 05, 2021

Awesome kit! Looking forward to spring.

Nini Kelley
Nini Kelley

January 05, 2021

Great kit! I ordered mine right away and can hardly wait to make some of the great cards shown on this hop!

Jacinda Chen
Jacinda Chen

January 05, 2021

Awesome kit!

Kristen Snoozy
Kristen Snoozy

January 05, 2021

I couldn’t wait….I bought the kit already! I love all of these new releases, can’t wait to use these products! There is so much new goodness offered

Mary Ellen Mayer
Mary Ellen Mayer

January 05, 2021

Love, love, love the bees! A very beautiful release!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

January 04, 2021

Love all the fun Bee goodies.
The Abstract Honeycomb with
the hearts is so pretty. I also
love the Bees and Flowers
Fancy Dies.
Carla from Utah

Sharon L Gullikson
Sharon L Gullikson

January 04, 2021

I just LOVE bees. My grandkids and I study them each week. This kit is just perfect for us!!

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

January 04, 2021

Clearly another blockbuster kit. Just great.

Heather DePasquale
Heather DePasquale

January 04, 2021

Just love the honeycomb die and the bees are amazing. Perfect size. So many easy cards to be made. Thanks HA!

Kailash
Kailash

January 04, 2021

I adore this kit, those chubby bees are just so cute!

Tina Anderson
Tina Anderson

January 04, 2021

This kit is superb! Glad I’m a subscriber.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

January 04, 2021

Those chubby bees are so cute!

susan Glunt
susan Glunt

January 04, 2021

What a great kit! Love everything in it.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

January 04, 2021

I love this kit! So pretty!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

January 04, 2021

What beautiful cards!

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

January 04, 2021

Nice collection of add-ones! Spring is on its way!

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

January 04, 2021

Great kit!

Pauline Chan
Pauline Chan

January 04, 2021

Love this kit! Perfect for sending encouragement cards!

Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee

January 04, 2021

What a way to start off 2021 with this amazing kit. I grabbed it right away!!! I have a feeling it’s going to sell out fast!!! The flowers and the bees are gorgeous and I couldn’t resist a couple of the add-on dies. Can’t wait to get these in my hands!!!!!

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

January 04, 2021

Your new kit looks so fun—and the add ons are awesome—love all the bee themed designs.

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

January 04, 2021

I’m a firm believer in using honey since I was able to stop taking allergy shots when I started using it in my tea. I took shots for probably 25 years and then after starting on honey my allergies nearly all disappeared. I haven’t had bronchitis either which I used to get once or twice a year because of the allergies. This also means that I love honey bees for what they do. This is a great kit. I really like that honey pot die.

Linda Losee
Linda Losee

January 04, 2021

What a great kit. The cards shown are fabulous. I love bee themed things and really like that the bees in the kit are realistic.

Rachel Groner
Rachel Groner

January 04, 2021

Not sure which is more stunning the kit itself or all the gorgeous design team eye candy! Love that hexagon & hearts bold print too

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

January 04, 2021

Such an adorable release! Love all the cards by the designers…
Thanks so much for sharing.

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

January 04, 2021

These are so cute and make me happy!

Patty A Eifert
Patty A Eifert

January 04, 2021

Looks like another winning kit! Love it!

Lynn Gauthier
Lynn Gauthier

January 04, 2021

Awesome kit and love the designs and add on’s very much!!! I’m pretty strapped for cash after the Christmas shopping!!!
Thanks for sharing with us!!!

Lynn Cyert
Lynn Cyert

January 04, 2021

This kit is lovely. I love bees, I used to keep them. A long time ago. I will enjoy this so much!

Dorothy Ayotte
Dorothy Ayotte

January 04, 2021

I absolutely LOVE this release. My brother is a beekeeper, I am a gardener who appreciates the work of our winged friends and try not to use anything that will harm them, and have lots of plants that offer them (and cousin bumble bees) nectar and pollen. I especially love how you have so many fantastic add-ons! I can’t wait to see all the wonderful creations people make.

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

January 04, 2021

Such a sweet kit! Love the chubby bees and the honey pot add-on!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

January 04, 2021

I love this kit! It is so cute! :)

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

January 04, 2021

That’s quite a bee collection! I love the “L,O,V,E” flower letters. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Renee VanEpps
Renee VanEpps

January 04, 2021

This is a gorgeous kit, love the chubby bee stamps and the bold prints are calling my name!

Kristina Gentle
Kristina Gentle

January 04, 2021

WOW, I’m bee’wildered by all this amazing new product. So Fun and uplifting! And bright!

Sunshine HoneyBee
Sunshine HoneyBee

January 04, 2021

Bee-utiful bzz Bee kit creations. Glad I have subscription & ordered bundle add-ons today.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Deawn Rhodes
Deawn Rhodes

January 04, 2021

Cute set!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

January 04, 2021

Gorgeous new kit! Love all the inspiration ❣️

Didi Leonard
Didi Leonard

January 04, 2021

Another WONDERFUL release from our beloved Hero Arts! These kits just keep getting better and better, how DO you do it LOL I just cannot say enough about Hero Arts, happy new year and thanks for the opportunity!

Mary Johnt
Mary Johnt

January 04, 2021

I love the look of this kit! The ideals you shared using different parts and materials are great.

Rebecca Combs
Rebecca Combs

January 04, 2021

Hope this kit will BEE mine! :)

Sally Campbell
Sally Campbell

January 04, 2021

The add-ons for the Jan kit are so cute! They and the kit will enable us to make an endless variety of cards!

Margaret Tower
Margaret Tower

January 04, 2021

UnBEElievable!

Crystal Muirhead
Crystal Muirhead

January 04, 2021

This kit is the bee’s knees!