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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

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59 Responses

Diane Koele
Diane Koele

March 05, 2018

These are all amazing, love these blog hops, they are so fun. Thanks for the giveaways, very generous. Blessings!

Karen Smith
Karen Smith

March 05, 2018

The kit contents did not disappoint! Should be so versatile in cardmaking!

Mary Davis
Mary Davis

March 05, 2018

Very nice kit and add on. Could make lots of cards with this kit.

Mona Eubank
Mona Eubank

March 05, 2018

LOVE LOVE LOVE the word dies!

Shannon Neparko
Shannon Neparko

March 05, 2018

Beautiful card! I am thrilled with all of the sentiments and the stunning word dies – can’t wait for shipping day!

Woemdi Levitt
Woemdi Levitt

March 05, 2018

So excited for this kit. Great word dies

Deb Selby
Deb Selby

March 05, 2018

Lovely font on the word dies. Sometimes the sentiments are what makes a card special. Great kit. Thanks.

Rae Culak
Rae Culak

March 05, 2018

Beautiful Basic is such an appropriate name for this kit I’m so excited about all the wonderful sayings and die cut words in the set. I’ve been looking for stamps and dies just like these, Hero Srts read my mind.

Karen L K
Karen L K

March 05, 2018

I like it, a kit that has so many uses! Nice add-ons too! Such a nice card. The scripty greeting cut from the watercolor paper is great looking and the colors are really nice.

Julia M.
Julia M.

March 05, 2018

Great kit! And so versatile! So many cards you can create with this!

Debbie Barba
Debbie Barba

March 05, 2018

Another fantastic release Hero Arts! I don’t know how you do it month after month! These sentiments are a must have for all of us card makers!!!

Amy
Amy

March 05, 2018

Libby your card is so pretty!

Eva N
Eva N

March 05, 2018

Super kit this month! I like when the kits add versitile pieces to my crafting supplies, so this Beautiful Basics set is wonderful. Thank you for giving us these classic stamps and dies. Between last month’s kit and this month’s, Hero Arts is really stepping up their offerings!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

March 05, 2018

super fun release… the kit is amazing!! off to see what everyone created!

Pennie Glasser
Pennie Glasser

March 05, 2018

I love the entire release!

Laurie Brown
Laurie Brown

March 05, 2018

Love your card and what awesome products in the kit!!! Have my eye on a few of the add-ons too!!!

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

March 05, 2018

This month kit is AMAZING and a must-have-kit for sure!!! Loving all the project sneak peeks…. Off I go to check on them!
Thank you so much for the chances to win this kit.

Marcia Scantlin
Marcia Scantlin

March 05, 2018

I can’t believe all the goodies this month.

Margaret
Margaret

March 05, 2018

Looks like another great kit! And there are some add-ons that might be must-haves, like the Everyday Icons and the Every Which Way stencil!

Jackie
Jackie

March 05, 2018

This is an awesome kit! I love all of the add-ons, too. The card is beautiful and I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Mary M.
Mary M.

March 05, 2018

This month’s kit is brilliant! Sometimes it’s easy to get so wrapped up in fun themed product that we forget about the basics. Everything in this kit (and some of the add-ons too!) will be welcome additions to my stash. Thanks for making each month’s kit better than the last!

jen forster
jen forster

March 05, 2018

Amazing kit! Thanks for all the inspiration and new ideas

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

March 05, 2018

I love the waffle!!!!!!!!!What a great collection—I could make so many cards with these…

Bertha
Bertha

March 05, 2018

Great basic sentiment kit. Could work as a chalkboard look too.

Ellen
Ellen

March 05, 2018

What a great kit.

Dawn James
Dawn James

March 05, 2018

Can’t wait to try the food pun set, and the new liquid watercolors!!

Lindarub
Lindarub

March 05, 2018

Love the monthly kit.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

March 05, 2018

Beautiful inking and I love the new products!!!

Julie
Julie

March 05, 2018

Love the Everyday Icons, shimmer spray, stencil, white detail embossing powder, and I need to replace my Unicorn ink.

Debbie P
Debbie P

March 05, 2018

I love the new card kit.

Tara
Tara

March 05, 2018

What a great kit! I love the word dies and background die

Anne-Laure Barabé
Anne-Laure Barabé

March 05, 2018

Great kit ! I love it. <3

Stacey
Stacey

March 05, 2018

Love this kit!

Lindar C
Lindar C

March 05, 2018

This is an amazing release! I enjoyed this blog hop and seeing all the incredible cards made by these artists.

Naama E
Naama E

March 05, 2018

Another amazing kit! Love the sentiments and the word dies – swoon! So many possibilities ❤ Can’t wait to see what everyone made, Libby’s inspiration is already getting my head running – thanks! xx

Elly Booij
Elly Booij

March 05, 2018

Beautiful cards on the bloghop, I really enjoy it. The kit is gorgeous, I hope to win.

Kelli
Kelli

March 05, 2018

Love the fact that Hero Arts went back to what they do great. I love the sentiments and dies. Basics that can be used in every card. Just when I was ready to let you go you surprise me.

Freya Bjorndahl
Freya Bjorndahl

March 05, 2018

What a remarkably useful kit! The products are one-of-a-kind on their own, and also when coordinated together. Thank you!

Sue D
Sue D

March 05, 2018

Lots of fabulous new products to create with. Love the colors and sparkle on the card.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

March 05, 2018

You always have such neat kits! :)

Teresa
Teresa

March 05, 2018

What a wonderful blog hop. Thank you for sharing. So glad you started with my favorite artist, Jennifer McGuire. Such great inspiration.

Dana N
Dana N

March 05, 2018

I love the colors and composition of Libby Hickson’s card. It’s gorgeous!

Christine Heye
Christine Heye

March 05, 2018

This kit is the bomb! Can hardly wait to get it! Yahoooo

Rita Swanger
Rita Swanger

March 05, 2018

You can never have too many basics!

Dana M
Dana M

March 05, 2018

What a fun kit and add on items! Perfect for any card or any style. Love the colors on the fantastic inspiration card.

Helen
Helen

March 05, 2018

Love the simplicity of this card. The kit is amazing

Judy
Judy

March 05, 2018

I love the kit and all the wonderful inspiration!

Denise Dolder
Denise Dolder

March 05, 2018

This kit is amazing!! Can’t go wrong with basic sentiments and designs. It’s also nice for those of us who sometimes struggle with the scene building and just want something to add on top of a fun background. Hope to see more word dies in the future!! Thank you!

Debbie LeMarbre
Debbie LeMarbre

March 05, 2018

Beautiful card and love the new releases

Sharon Perehudoff
Sharon Perehudoff

March 05, 2018

Wow! Love all the amazing products, will have to add some to a wish list. Thanks for sharing.

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

March 05, 2018

This is a must have kit!!

joy meadows
joy meadows

March 05, 2018

Love this kit and the add ons are great, too.

Karen Murphy
Karen Murphy

March 05, 2018

I love the delicate watercoloring.

Gail Scott
Gail Scott

March 05, 2018

Lovely products love me some Hero Arts – looking forward to this hop!

Melanie
Melanie

March 05, 2018

Finally! I think I can use at least something from this kit on all my cards

Isabelle
Isabelle

March 05, 2018

Great kit and beautiful card ! I love the colors, suitable for both a feminine or a masculine card.

Melissa T
Melissa T

March 05, 2018

OMG! I love this set!!! Can’t wait for it to arrive now! ❤❤❤

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

March 05, 2018

Eep! It’s here! GREAT inspiration!

Heather Yergens
Heather Yergens

March 05, 2018

I love all your amazing products