March 2021 My Monthly Hero is Here: Blog Hop + Giveaway!
If you love books, you are going to think our March kit is "literally" the best! We are celebrating our love of reading, and the wonderful escape possible while turning the pages of your favorite book. The fun-to-color images in this month's kit are perfect for cards. We've also included bookmarks, twine and a gorgeous rainbow Reactive Palette Ink Pad for your book-inspired creations. As Lloyd Alexander said, "Keep reading. It's one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have."
This month’s kit includes:
- 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
- 7 Coordinating Frame Cuts
- Reactive Palette Ink Pad
- Water Flow Brush
- 6 Bookmarks, Pure White Cardstock
- Rainbow Hemp Cord, 6 meters
Our Reactive Ink Palette can be used for a variety of techniques beyond regular stamping! Drag the pad directly across your project for a direct-to-paper method. Pick up ink with a blending tool to ink up your background. Or, use the ink to create a watercolor palette! Simply swipe the pad onto a craft mat, acrylic block or other piece of plastic, and dip in the included water brush to paint your images. The ink in this pad is water-reactive, so use it like our full line of Reactive Inks.
Want to see the kit in action? Mindy has created a video to help walk you through the elements of the kit, and shares a beautiful card featuring some of the products.
(Having trouble viewing this video? View it on YouTube HERE.)
This kit is valued at $73, but is an incredible deal at $34.99. It is available in limited quantities – grab yours before they are gone!
We've put together a collection of fabulous add-on products to complement the theme of the main kit.
First up, a couple of red rubber cling background stamps. Use Novel Prose Bold Prints to add the look of book print to your projects (and if you love text backgrounds, be sure to check out Script Bold Prints, too!).
Book Stacks Bold Prints is wonderful for cards and projects. Fill in the spines of the books with your favorite novels. Or use it in your journal to keep track of what you've read!
Our first 4x6 clear set this month is a collection of some of our favorite Literary Quotes.
And who loves a good book pun? Literally The Best is for you!
The next set is an adorable 3x4 set called Bookworm Messages. How adorable is that little bookworm?
The Bookworm Messages set pairs wonderfully with Peek-A-Boo Books Fancy Die. This A2 cover plate die partially cuts books, as well as creating little windows where the books open to reveal surprises. Fill those spaces with messages or images!
Library Card Stamp & Cut XL combines a 4x6 clear set with dies. Create a fun library card (remember those?) and a pocket to put it in. Bonus - the pocket can also be used as a gift card holder!
Stacked Books Fancy Die is a great addition to cards - or how about die cutting it to create a bookmark?
We love classic old-school typewriters, and no book-themed release would be complete without one. Here's our Typewriter Fancy Die.
If only books grew on trees - wouldn't that be dreamy? Well they do on the Tree of Knowledge Fancy Die! This sweet little die partially cuts the books, so you can fold them up like they are coming out of the page!
Book Window Fancy Die creates a wonderful window into your card. Use it to create a shaker, or fill it with one of the messages or quotes from our clear sets in this release!
We created Slimline & Bookmarks Infinity Dies for a dual purpose. They were inspired by the thought of making bookmarks - notice the little circle die to create a hole to add a tassel? But they are also fabulous for creating slimline card layers! Use the smallest rectangles to create strips for straight message stamps.
And finally, a woodblock Bookshelf stamp. Again the book spines are there for you to personalize, if you wish. This would be fabulous in a bullet journal for keeping track of your 2021 reading list!
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, March 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.
Pre-order your kit today - kit shipping begins Friday, March 12th and continues throughout the following week.
For kit inspiration, be sure to visit the 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, Countdown Day 2 and Countdown Day 3 on this blog include links to the card details on the artists' blogs.
For even more inspiration - our amazing Creative Team as well as some 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. The more comments you leave, the more chances you'll have to be randomly selected to receive a $50 gift card to use in the Hero Arts store! Leave your comments by Sunday, March 14th at 11:59pm Pacific, then look for the winner announcement here on the blog the following week.
Want a closer look at the new products? Join us TOMORROW (Tuesday, March 9th 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 a giveaway! 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 tomorrow!
Remember - once the main kit is sold out, it's gone forever - grab your kit today!
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