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March 2018 My Monthly Hero is Here! + Giveaway!

by Hero Arts March 05, 2018 159 Comments

Release day is here! We are so excited to bring you the essentials with our March release. Beautiful Basics is the name of the game this month, with a kit full of products to make your cards get their message across loud and clear. At the end of this post you will find this month's blog hop, full of inspiration using this month's kit and add-ons.

Our Beautiful Basics March 2018 My Monthly Hero is a collection of all-purpose messages and icons in a modern style, with lovely script message dies for them to coordinate with or use alone. Additional dies included will frame your designs in shapes of banners, tags and bubbles. We've added neutral iridescent and metallic sequins, high-quality basic cardstock in black, kraft and white, Unicorn pigment ink and a silver sparkle embossing powder, all to help take your greetings to the highest level.

This month's kit includes:

6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
4 Fancy Word Dies
7 Fancy Shape Dies
4 8.5" x 5.5" Sheets Basic Kraft Cardstock (80 lb cover)
4 8.5" x 5.5" Sheets Basic White Cardstock (80 lb cover)
4 8.5" x 5.5" Sheets Basic Black Cardstock (80 lb cover)
Sparkly Sequins 1.5 oz
Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder .5 oz
Unicorn White Ink Cube

This kit is valued at $70, but is an incredible deal at $34.99.

We also have some terrific, optional add-on products this month - a Stamp & Cut, Fancy Die, Confetti Die, five stamp sets, a stencil and three great new accessories!

First up, a set keeping with the overall theme of the kit, our new Smile Stamp & Cut set! Our word Stamp & Cuts have been extremely popular, and this is a great addition to our collection.

This gorgeous Bold Graphic Confetti Die will bring elegance to your cards. The die measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and covers an entire A2 card.

Our next die, Alphabet Window Fancy Die, also measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and can be used for a variety of different card themes - baby, teacher, birthday - the list goes on!

We are all about the sentiments this month, and the next couple add-ons are sure to complement your message collection nicely! First is Hand Drawn Everyday Messages.

And for those birthday celebrations - Birthday Hugs and Kisses.

Our next stamp set, Everyday Icons, is just that - a set of iconic images you will use again and again!

We're giving you all sorts of ways to express those messages to friends and family this month, including text message style! How fun is this Text Me set?

And our final stamp set this month, with messages in one of our most favorite formats - puns! And the images in this Food Puns set are downright adorable, too.

Our Every Which Way 6x6" Stencil is another beautiful basic, which will take your cards to another level.

And closing out this release, three new not-so-basic-because-they-are-fabulous accessories! We're adding a must-have color to our line of Liquid Watercolors - Black!

And who doesn't love a little shimmer on their cards? This gorgeous White Iridescent Shimmer Spray will add a beautiful shimmer to your cards and projects.

And finally - you've asked and we've listened - we have a new White Detail Embossing Powder! We love our existing white embossing powder, but this new addition will be perfect for your embossed smaller messages and fine details.

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

Today we have Libby joining us with a project using this month's kit.

I am so in love with the beautiful word dies in this month's kit! They are thin and delicate, but they cut like butter and come out perfectly every time. It's so much fun to combine them with the other messages in the clear set to build phrases!

For my card today, I began by doing a quick wash of watercolor on a piece of watercolor paper - I used the gorgeous new liquid watercolors in Moss and Deep Ocean, using lots of water to mute the bold colors a bit. Once dry, I die cut with the "hello" die, once from my watercolored strip, and two more times with plain cardstock, layering the cuts together with liquid glue.

To finish the card, I built my message using Intense Black, Green Hills and Tide Pool inks. A strip of scrap glitter paper along the edge added a little bling.

Thank you Libby!

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, March 8th 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, March 9th 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 February kit (or reimbursement if you have already purchased your kit!) Leave your comments on all of these blogs by Sunday, March 11th at 11:59pm Pacific, then look for the winner announcement here on the blog the following week.

The Hero Arts Blog (you are here!)
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Emily Midgett
Wanda Guess
Janette Kausen
Ilina Crouse
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Michelle Short
Laurie Willison
Jana Millen
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Libby Hickson

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Sharon Bardsley
Sharon Bardsley

March 12, 2018

Love this kit!! Especially how the liquid watercolors makes the card pop!

Suz Gray
Suz Gray

March 11, 2018

Great kit. So many staples that will be used again and again

Dolly Spiller
Dolly Spiller

March 11, 2018

Spectacular kit!

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

March 11, 2018

Wish I could get them all…but I am on a budget!

Peggy Shao
Peggy Shao

March 11, 2018

I love this kit❤️❤️!

Sunitha Fernandez-Dhanraj
Sunitha Fernandez-Dhanraj

March 11, 2018

Awesome products in this kit! Love the sentiments and word dies!

Jackie
Jackie

March 11, 2018

Love love love this kit

KAREN PA
KAREN PA

March 11, 2018

WOW! AWESOME RELEASE, ESPECIALLY THE SENTIMENTS. SO MANY WAYS TO USE THEM ALL.

F. Andre
F. Andre

March 11, 2018

Wonderful kit, especially for a beginner. So many great add-ons have been released this month. Off to hop.

Debbi S
Debbi S

March 11, 2018

I love this Kit!!

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

March 11, 2018

This is such a fantastic kit !!
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GabriellaB
GabriellaB

March 11, 2018

I love that food set, yummy

Karen Page
Karen Page

March 10, 2018

Love the new card front dies and stencil!!! And who can’t use more sentiments?!?

Tanja S.
Tanja S.

March 10, 2018

Great new kit and add ons. I really like the word dies and the confetti die.

Angela Edwards
Angela Edwards

March 09, 2018

Can’t wait to get my new kit! Its just what everyone needs, Beautiful Basics.

Caroline
Caroline

March 09, 2018

Thanks for all these great products and ideas…

Denise Kasbohm
Denise Kasbohm

March 08, 2018

What beautiful script dies and the add ons are soo cute!!

Katie
Katie

March 08, 2018

What a fantastic kit!! So great!

Bonnie Gunn
Bonnie Gunn

March 08, 2018

What an amazing kit! This is my third one but might be the first I use ?. I love the word dies.

Cori
Cori

March 07, 2018

Love the card ideas

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

March 07, 2018

Super amazing release and so much inspiration!! Thank you!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

March 07, 2018

Thank you, everyone! This release and all the projects you’ve showed us are wonderful!

Jolene Fails
Jolene Fails

March 07, 2018

I did half of the loop on my iPad and it used my hotmail account. My laptop uses gmail. I will go finish the loop with my gmail. ;) I have gotten SO many great ideas and need to get into my craft room NOW!!

Jolene
Jolene

March 07, 2018

I love this! You are so inspiring! Thank you for all you do!

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

March 06, 2018

What a lot of hug messages! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

April Rogers
April Rogers

March 06, 2018

Just finished the blog hop… My but you have a nice talented design team. Not to mention the quality of the kits they get to use. ;-) On this kit though it is quality with quantity…
Thanks for sharing the hop learned some new things and that is always a plus.
XO April

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

March 06, 2018

Hello, Hugs and Thank You to all the designers in the blog hop for so many inspiring ideas. I wish I could die cut the main sentiments from the kit and post them here to show my deepest appreciation for all the work you do in making card making such a fun and joyful hobby.

lee
lee

March 06, 2018

I am loving this kit!

karenajo
karenajo

March 06, 2018

Fantastic kit ! So many great and useful sentiments and stamps and watercolor and shimmer spray – Oh MY! Thanks for a chance to win this great prize !

Bobbi's Treasure
Bobbi's Treasure

March 06, 2018

Love the versatility of this kit – would love to win it!

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

March 06, 2018

This is such a great kit! I love the sentiment dies and there are so many great things in those add ons!

 Jackie Price
Jackie Price

March 06, 2018

Beautiful card Libby!! And one awesome kit!! I love all the kits but this one is simply fàbulous. And the add ons are just as amazing.

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

March 06, 2018

Love the card-especially the colored sentiment and glitter strip. This is a great kit! Hope there’s one left.

MelissaF
MelissaF

March 06, 2018

Beautiful CAS card, love this kit with buildable sentiments!

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

March 06, 2018

Very fun kit—love all the sentiments and word dies.

Julia D.
Julia D.

March 06, 2018

What beautiful inspiration projects from the designers! I can’t wait to get my kit and have a good play with it. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

March 06, 2018

A really nice kit this month – love the die cut lettering :)

ASHLEY HUFF
ASHLEY HUFF

March 06, 2018

This is my first hero Arts kit and I am super excited to get it!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

March 06, 2018

Great Kit, love the add on products. Gorgeours cards by the great designers, thank you all!

Linda Kepler
Linda Kepler

March 06, 2018

Amazing!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

March 06, 2018

Great release. Love the add on products. Thanks for sharing…

Kendra
Kendra

March 06, 2018

This kit looks so usable. I’d love to have it.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

March 06, 2018

Watched your video yesterday, amazing how you use the embossing powders and inks. Definitely want to try it. Your cards are absolutely beautiful.. TFS…

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

March 06, 2018

Great release. Love the add on products. Beautiful cards by the designers. Thanks for sharing…

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

March 06, 2018

What a great card! This looks like a fabulous kit, and I love the Bold Graphic Confetti Die :)

Charlotte E (Lad
Charlotte E (Lad

March 06, 2018

Such a fantastic kit! The inspiration for it has been fabulous.

Lisa
Lisa

March 06, 2018

love those blogs hops ! they’re so inspiring !

Peggy mccullar
Peggy mccullar

March 06, 2018

This is definitely an essential for any cardmakers stash! A must have

Beth Holt
Beth Holt

March 06, 2018

Great card kit! Would love to win this for my very own!

Annette Gordon
Annette Gordon

March 06, 2018

Almost all my stamp sets and dies are sentiments so I am in love with this kit this month. It contains everything I love!

Kim
Kim

March 06, 2018

I really like this kit and all of the unique designs.

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

March 06, 2018

This is another wonderful new kit!

Heather DePasquale
Heather DePasquale

March 06, 2018

Love this new kit! Can’t wait to get started on some great projects. Thanks Hero Arts!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

March 06, 2018

Hero arts never disappoint love their stuff.

Sarah M
Sarah M

March 06, 2018

Just ordered this fun kit! Love the dies and sentiments!

pAI
pAI

March 06, 2018

WOW! LOVE THE ADD ONS TOO!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

March 06, 2018

I love the color transition on this card.

jean marmo
jean marmo

March 06, 2018

Such an amazing kit and inspiration! Thank you!

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

March 06, 2018

Wow! I’m loving this new kit, but the add-ons are even more spectacular. Great job!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 06, 2018

Everything looks wonderful!!

Teri S.
Teri S.

March 06, 2018

This is a fabulous kit & each participant has showcased it in unique & beautiful ways. The background die add ons are just, wow!

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

March 06, 2018

Lovely versatile kit!

Lynda
Lynda

March 06, 2018

Lots of great things can be made with this kit-can’t wait to get started.

Bryana Ortiz
Bryana Ortiz

March 06, 2018

My mom and I adore Hero Arts!
I love the background stamps in
this kit! Thx guys!!

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

March 06, 2018

Awesome kit and all of the add-ons are
fabulous. I want it all, of course.

Dana Bennett
Dana Bennett

March 06, 2018

Could I ever use everything I just saw.
My first purchases years ago were Hero
Arts! I love them but where I live now
there’s no craft store that sells
Hero Arts! ?. Micheal’s has a couple of
woodblocks and a stamp or 2 but that’s
nothing compared to the woodblocks
I’ve purchased in the past. I’ve been
doing this since about 2001 and have
accumulated dozens of your fantastic
stamps alone. Not to mention other
products! Thx to you all! Keep up the
great work!!

Sally Ann
Sally Ann

March 06, 2018

Sweet kit!! Really need some fresh creativity for sentiments!

Christina
Christina

March 06, 2018

Love this card! The colours are so fresh.

Janet
Janet

March 06, 2018

Great kit, I especially love the die cut sentiments, can never have enough!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

March 06, 2018

Wow! I love so much this kit! It’s so versatile!!!

Cyndi A
Cyndi A

March 06, 2018

What a wonderful kit! Lots of possibilities..

Mateja P
Mateja P

March 06, 2018

Love the dies and stencil :) Another amazing kit :)

Tina
Tina

March 06, 2018

One of the best kits I have seen, absolutely wonderful!t

Rita Danko
Rita Danko

March 06, 2018

My first time purchasing a monthly kit, I just had to have it! Great large sentiment dies and all the rest has me very excited to receive my purchase.

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

March 06, 2018

I already have use for so much of this kit!
Awesome collection of supplies. Thank you.

Teresa
Teresa

March 06, 2018

Beautiful set. Thank you for creating this!

Angel Arce
Angel Arce

March 05, 2018

Loooove the Fancy Word Dies. Love kits like this that’s versatile and can be used the whole year round. The Every Which Way stencil and Bold Graphic Confetti die are my favorite add-ons.

Sandhya
Sandhya

March 05, 2018

Oooh am drooling over these goodies! I hope I win some …

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

March 05, 2018

Fabulous kit and great add-ons! I love all the word dies and the awesome background dies!

Gab
Gab

March 05, 2018

Really great kit!

SuzanD
SuzanD

March 05, 2018

My wish list is growing.

Memoriesbymanda
Memoriesbymanda

March 05, 2018

Another great kit. I want all the add-ons as well.

Pat from sd
Pat from sd

March 05, 2018

I love all the dies and the additional add on’s as well. Thanks for a chance to win such a fabulous prize.

Amelia
Amelia

March 05, 2018

LOVE this kit and the add-on dies!!

Ann
Ann

March 05, 2018

Wow, this is such a beautiful kit and offer so many possibilities.

Krissie
Krissie

March 05, 2018

Love all the very lovely fonts; font stamps are some of my favorite types of stamps.

Patty
Patty

March 05, 2018

This is such a gorgeous kit.

Starr Patrick
Starr Patrick

March 05, 2018

what an awesome collection, and the cards are just so beautiful

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 05, 2018

Thank you for this amazing blog hop! Gorgeous inspirations from everyone! It was great hopping along and I’ve left some love on all the participating blogs! :)

Phi
Phi

March 05, 2018

Awesome kit! Can never get enough sentiment stamps.

Kim Klinkovsky
Kim Klinkovsky

March 05, 2018

A Great new release, love all the new stamps, dies, and can’t wait to try the new white detailed embossing powder. Great new inspiration and ideas. Just love it!

Ishani
Ishani

March 05, 2018

Such a versatile collection.. would love to hop on to see the Inspiration from the creative team. Birthday hugs and kisses is just awesome.

pat mccleary
pat mccleary

March 05, 2018

Awesome kit! I really like this one.

Jessica Stull
Jessica Stull

March 05, 2018

This kit looks great! Love the word dies!

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

March 05, 2018

I love the everyday iconics stamp set. I would use this stamp set with a lot of projects.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

March 05, 2018

Fabulous cards and
love the dies and stencil.
Carla from Utah

Billie A
Billie A

March 05, 2018

What a wonderful blog hop. so many fun creative inspirational cards. It sure helps when you have a wonderful stamps and dies. Looks like a great release and so many fun add ons.

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

March 05, 2018

Love the scripty word dies and all the fabulous add-ons! Can’t wait to see all the projects!

Robin L
Robin L

March 05, 2018

The goodies in this kit are fantastic.

Amy King
Amy King

March 05, 2018

Love love love this kit. So glad I’m a subscriber. I’m sure it will sell out.