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