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January My Monthly Hero is Here! + Giveaway!

by Hero Arts January 08, 2018 170 Comments

Happy New Year! We are excited to start off 2018 with the launch of our January My Monthly Hero kit and add-ons! Our Creative Team has enjoyed making projects with these products this month and we think you will too! At the end of this post you will find links to a blog hop that will provide plenty of inspiration using this month's kit and add-ons.

Love comes in many flavors - romantic, BFF, and unconditional to name just a few. Join us in celebrating all of these with our January "Layered Love" My Monthly Hero kit. Featuring a 4" x 6" Color Layering clear set, intricate dies, 4 ink cubes and 5 sheets of cardstock (decorative and solid), all in gorgeous red and pink tones. To add to the fun, you'll also receive a specialty sequin mix and some sparkly embossing powder. We're hoping you'll "love" this as much as we do.

This month's kit contents include:

4" x 6" Layered on Love Clear Stamp Set
4 Coordinating Dies
4 ink cubes (Passion Flower, Navy, Red Royal and Mulled Wine)
2 5"x7" Shizen decorative paper
1 5.5"x8.5" Stardream Coral Cardstock 
1 5.5"x8.5" Stardream Rose Quartz Cardstock
1 5.5"x8.5" Stardream Kunzite Cardstock 
Heart Sequins Mix 1.5 oz
Pink Prisma Embossing Powder 0.5 oz 

This kit is an incredible deal with so many goodies in it that it is valued at nearly $62 but the cost to you is $34.99.

We also have some terrific, optional add-on products this month - 3 clear stamp sets with coordinating Frame Cuts, 4 woodblock stamps, one Paper Layering die, one Fancy Die. You will also find a DIY calendar kit and Original and Mini MISTI stamping tools in the Hero Arts store today!

First we have the Love Bandit clear stamp set and Love Bandit Frame Cuts. Who can resist these adorable raccoons! They are so cute and will make anyone who receives your card smile.

Next up is the Stealing My Heart clear stamp set and Stealing My Heart Frame Cuts. Has someone stolen your heart? If so, this is the perfect set to tell them how much you love them.

 

 

Color Layering stamps are so popular because of the beautiful dimension you can get by simply layering the images with different ink colors. This month we are offering the Color Layering Rose clear stamp set and the Color Layering Rose Frame Cuts. Ilina used this set with a combination of ink and embossing powder here. Yana will be sharing a video with several lovely ideas for this set on Wednesday too!

 

The Love Birds Stamp & Cut set offers stamps and coordinating dies that make it easy to create projects. Who are the love birds in your life who would love to receive a card using this pretty set? Check out the card that Jess made with these sweet birds here.

We have beautiful, intricate dies available this month as well. Let's start with the Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die. You can use the die just as it is and fill the front of your card with lovely pattern. And you can hold on to the hearts that this die creates and use them on other projects!

 

If you enjoy the dimension of our Paper Layering dies you will love the Paper Layering Floral Heart with Frame die. If you look closely you will see butterflies, flowers and leaves comprising this heart shape.

 

Let's move on to the woodblock stamps. First up is the Bouquet woodblock stamp. There is lovely detail in the stamp that makes it perfect for coloring with any medium you choose. 

The Rose Heart woodblock stamp is another beautiful stamp that would create an elegant focal point on your card. 

Next up is the Happily Ever After sentiment stamp that would complement the other woodblock stamps or any other images in the kit or add-ons.

 

Use the You Are So Lovely stamp to tell someone how you feel about them and make their day!

If you are interested in purchasing all of the add-on products this month at a discounted price you can find the bundle here in the Hero Arts store.

Be sure to check out the DIY Calendar kit that is also available in the Hero Arts store. This kit gives you everything you need to make your own calendar!

Beginning this month we will also be selling the Original MISTI stamping tool and the Mini MISTI stamping tool. These tools will change the way you stamp, making mass production and precise stamp placement easier than ever!

Our Creative team member, Ilina, created a gorgeous card using this month's kit:

I love creating for Valentine day, but as well using Valentine's goodies for other occasions. February is our anniversary month too (we'll be celebrating 13 years this year), so I always double use the Valentine's goodies. I hope you find this kit fun, as much as I did. 

For my card today I used the heart die from the main kit and die cut it from Snow Layering paper. I applied Versamark ink directly to the die cut and embossed with Gold Embossing powder. I repeated this process several times until I got more of a dimensional die cut. Next using the MISTI, I stamped the ampersand in Versamark on vellum and embossed Rose Gold embossing powder (from the Ink and Emboss Partridge)

Put the vellum back in the MISTI and stamped and embossed again. Next I stamped the second layer and embossed with Gold Embossing powder (repeated this process twice as well). After it cooled down, I fussy cut it. 

On a square piece of Snow Layering paper (about 4" x 4" ) I stamped "love" and "friendship" and embossed with Gold Embossing powder. Then adhered the heart and the ampersand. I took little larger piece of Snow Layering paper ( 4 1/8" x 4 1/8") and inked the edges with Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing powder to create custom "foil" paper to match all the embossing on my panel. Adhered the main panel to it.

I created a note card using 4 1/2" x 9" piece of Snow Layering paper and scored at 4 1/2" then folded. I adhered piece of Lovely Layering Papers on the front, then adhered my panel.   

Thank you so much Ilina!

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 11th 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, January 12th and continues throughout the following week.

Also, we are offering a reduced shipping rate of $9.99 for our kit subscribers when shipping to international destinations. You asked for it and we are thrilled to offer it!

We asked our talented Creative Team as well as some 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 January kit (or reimbursement if you have already purchased your kit!) Leave your comments on all of these blogs by Sunday, January 14th at 11:59pm Pacific, then look for the winner announcement here on the blog the following week.

The Hero Arts Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Yana Smakula

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Wanda Guess

Lydia Fiedler

Amy Tsuruta

Laurie Willison

May Park

Janette Kausen

Michelle Short

Libby Hickson

Ilina Crouse

Clare Prezzia

Emily Midgett

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70 Responses

Rocio Mata
Rocio Mata

January 08, 2018

Wonderful kit can’t wait to create with it.

Lindarub
Lindarub

January 08, 2018

Love the new release.

Melanie Ayers
Melanie Ayers

January 08, 2018

This looks like a LOVEly kit! Ordering now!

SuzanD
SuzanD

January 08, 2018

Great release. The layer lover stamps are fabulous.

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

January 08, 2018

Wow what a huge variety of stamps and dies for Valentines!

Suzi Metcalfe
Suzi Metcalfe

January 08, 2018

A great kit! Looking forward to seeing what all these talented artists do with it!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

January 08, 2018

UBER elegant! This kit is a MUST HAVE!!!

Maria B
Maria B

January 08, 2018

I like the filagree heart die.

Chris-Ellen Iyo
Chris-Ellen Iyo

January 08, 2018

Love the Racoons, they can steal my heart.

Michele K. Henderson
Michele K. Henderson

January 08, 2018

Everything about this kit is fantastic!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

January 08, 2018

Wonderful January card kit. Thanks so much for a chance to win..

Lindar C
Lindar C

January 08, 2018

Wow! So many fantastic elements in this kit, those little raccoons top my list.

Eva Perkins
Eva Perkins

January 08, 2018

Love the kit! Cannot wait to start making cards with these beautiful stamps.

Rhonda Clore
Rhonda Clore

January 08, 2018

Beautiful kit. I’d love to win it.

Karen Howard
Karen Howard

January 08, 2018

I have enjoyed seeing all of the card demonstrations using this adorable kit. Thank you for making this kit available.

Debbie Barba
Debbie Barba

January 08, 2018

Fantastic January Kit! So many beautiful elements here! I’m partial to hearts, so this one really hits home with me! Those love birds are adorable!!!

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

January 08, 2018

Very elegant kit and fun add on sets!

bev p
bev p

January 08, 2018

Thank you so much for this fun hop. I just finished it and was blown away. I didn’t think I needed that stamp set until I saw it in action. The more I saw, the better I liked it!!! So much creative sparks flying in my head right now.

lee
lee

January 08, 2018

I love the kit! Especially the cute bird stamps!

AutismMommy
AutismMommy

January 08, 2018

Happy New Year Hero Arts Family!! What a beautiful card kit this month!! The add ons are just as fun!! I have so many favorite items in this release

Linda S.
Linda S.

January 08, 2018

Love your kits and I’ve especially enjoyed the inks you’ve been including.

Kathy
Kathy

January 08, 2018

Lovely! Maybe the prettiest kit I’ve ever seen on this site!

Pennie Glasser
Pennie Glasser

January 08, 2018

I am totally in love with this kit! And the card you made is amazing! Thank you for sharing!

Sue D
Sue D

January 08, 2018

Fabulous products for Love/Valentine’s day projects. Love the add-on raccoon stamp set.

joy meadows
joy meadows

January 08, 2018

A beautiful kit! Love it.

Nancy Carr
Nancy Carr

January 08, 2018

I really like the layering rose stamp set and dies; Great kit!

Kathy
Kathy

January 08, 2018

Gorgeous card kit! Super fun add on’s Too ?

Carolyn S
Carolyn S

January 08, 2018

Great kit and fabulous add-ons! That raccoon!!

Regina
Regina

January 08, 2018

Very beautiful card. I could see it with other words as well.

JmB
JmB

January 08, 2018

What a lovely kit!

Holly Graham
Holly Graham

January 08, 2018

I am in love with this kit! So so pretty, and the add-ons are amazing as well.

Marjorie DUMONTIER
Marjorie DUMONTIER

January 08, 2018

That’s such a perfect Valentine kit !
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Viv
Viv

January 08, 2018

Fab kit. Ilena’s card is beautiful. Perfect for someone special to you

Lee Cockrum
Lee Cockrum

January 08, 2018

I love the floral hearts with frame layering die! It is so pretty.

NatQuebec
NatQuebec

January 08, 2018

Oh such a ni e release…love the racoons.❤

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

January 08, 2018

That is a beautiful card. Love the look of the embossed heart. It is really elegant.

Naama E
Naama E

January 08, 2018

Great kit! Love the Love stamp and the heart die – so intricate! Thanks for sharing this beautiful project Ilina, hoping to get some more inspiration ^^

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

January 08, 2018

This new kit is AWESOME!

Mandy
Mandy

January 08, 2018

Another beautiful kit!!…….going to enjoy using my kit, great ideas.

Kati Caprara
Kati Caprara

January 08, 2018

This is such a beautiful kit! I have had such a great time looking at all the designs by your wonderful designers and my cart is growing and growing by the minute!! I can’t wait to start creating my own cards!!

Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown

January 08, 2018

WOWSERS!!!! This is definitely NOT a surprise! Valentines is always my favorite time to make cards! this is a lovely card ?

Cristina
Cristina

January 08, 2018

I love the main kit stamps! And thanks for all the pretty inspiration!

Karen Murphy
Karen Murphy

January 08, 2018

Love the kit! Great dies and stamps!

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

January 08, 2018

What a lovely set, I especially love the embossing powder

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

January 08, 2018

This is a wonderful kit! Can’t wait to play with it ♥ Gorgeous card showcases!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

January 08, 2018

Yahoos! I love kit release days – so much creative inspiration! Thanks so much, Hero Arts!

Leslie S
Leslie S

January 08, 2018

Thank you for more great products hero arts!

Donna Ligon
Donna Ligon

January 08, 2018

This looks like a kit that is going to get a lot of use in my craft room!

Isabelle
Isabelle

January 08, 2018

Ilina’s card is beautiful ! It’s also a great kit.

Jennifer Archambault
Jennifer Archambault

January 08, 2018

So beautiful! You make it hard to keep my fun money in my pocket! Can’t wait to play with this set!

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

January 08, 2018

Wonderful kit!

Julie
Julie

January 08, 2018

Fun hop! I love the layering rose add-on stamp set.

Patty Q
Patty Q

January 08, 2018

Who could resist the Love Bandits or the Love Birds, I know I can’t.

Tara
Tara

January 08, 2018

I love the raccoons!!

Michelle
Michelle

January 08, 2018

What a great set! Love the parrots!

Jen Forster
Jen Forster

January 08, 2018

Another amazing collection!! Love how you have something for every style – thanks!!!!!

Jerrie
Jerrie

January 08, 2018

What a fun release that celebrates hearts, love and extra goodness! The love bandit set just stole my heart!

Denise Gutshall
Denise Gutshall

January 08, 2018

What a yummie kit filled with lots of beautiful things!

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

January 08, 2018

Perfect set!

Helen Potter
Helen Potter

January 08, 2018

Love is definitely in the air. Ilina, your card is gorgeous!

Kendra
Kendra

January 08, 2018

I love the layered rose and the ampersand. So beautiful!

Jackie Adair
Jackie Adair

January 08, 2018

It all looks so beautiful!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

January 08, 2018

another great release – LOVE the ‘bandits’ they are just darling:)

Heather George
Heather George

January 08, 2018

It would have been nice if the rose stamp had a bud. I like rose buds much more than full bloom. They are more romantic and Iconic.

Denise Kasbohm
Denise Kasbohm

January 08, 2018

What adorable add-ons!!

Heather George
Heather George

January 08, 2018

Finally. My first kit from my subscription and I had to wait an extra week. No, I was not logged in to the website hitting refresh until it showed me what was being shipped. I have no idea what you are talking about.

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

January 08, 2018

Wow! What a great kit! And the add-ons are great, too!

Catherine Gray
Catherine Gray

January 08, 2018

Looking forward to seeing the blog and other cards made with this kit.

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

January 08, 2018

As I suspected, this is my favorite kit so far. FABULOUS kit with so much versatility and the extras are so adorable.

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

January 08, 2018

Love it Love it Love it!
I knew you would come through once again!
You are awesome, hero arts!