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March 2021 My Monthly Hero is Here: Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Mar 08, 2021 Hero Arts

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.

Hero Arts
Channin Pelletier
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Pocono Pam
Seeka
Special Guests:
Nichol Spohr
Jennifer McGuire

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!

Click on products to shop:
My Monthly Hero Kit March 2021
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Get Them All March Add-Ons
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CG839 Novel Prose Bold Prints
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CG840 Book Stacks Bold Prints
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CM524 Literary Quotes
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CM525 Literally The Best
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CM523 Bookworm Messages
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DI873 Peek-A-Boo Books Fancy Die (F)
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DC285 Library Card Stamp & Cut XL
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DI872 Stacked Books Fancy Die (C)
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DI874 Typewriter Fancy Die (C)
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DI875 Tree of Knowledge Fancy Die (C)
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DI876 Book Window Fancy Die (D)
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DI871 Slimline & Bookmarks Infinity Dies
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H6458 Bookshelf
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76 Responses

Rita meek

Rita meek

April 11, 2021

I absolutely love the March 2021 kit. I have 4 grandchildren, all of whom would rather read than do anything else. I am making one a birthday card right now and three bookmarks for the others. I would never have bought the rainbow ink pad but it is awesome. Thanks for a great product. Now I have to get some more of the add-ons!

Manda Leong Johnston

Manda Leong Johnston

March 15, 2021

I love this theme. All the add-on Fancy Dies are fabulous – especially the Book Window!

Melanie Tong

Melanie Tong

March 14, 2021

This new kit is adorable! I love the book themed stamps and die and need them all!

Scraporcraft

Scraporcraft

March 13, 2021

Great project shares. Really like the book theme.

Karen Ladd

Karen Ladd

March 13, 2021

Next to card making, I love reading the most, so this kit just jumped out at me immediately. I love all the different themed products, especially the sentiments and that library pocket set. My two granddaughters are also readers so this kit would get a lot of use with my family.

Angelin Kachor

Angelin Kachor

March 12, 2021

Such a great theme!

Judy Inukai

Judy Inukai

March 12, 2021

Another fun and inspiring hop. Love the reading theme.

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

March 11, 2021

Wonderful creations along the hop! Love this kit that reminds me so much of my daughter! We used to call her Reader Rabbit…. always with her nose in a book!

Carol Wortman

Carol Wortman

March 11, 2021

A wonderfull look into the imagination and exploring the mind through books! Lovely design and super fun creations by your talented designers. Thank you Hero Arts for all you do!

Julie A Wexler

Julie A Wexler

March 11, 2021

I love books, my family and friends love books, my husband works in book-publishing! This is an amazing kit and add-ons collection for which i can see so many uses! Thank you hero arts for giving this pasttime some new crafty life!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

March 10, 2021

This is a fun kit! I especially love the add on products! :)

Sue D

Sue D

March 10, 2021

Love the reading/adventure theme of this kit.

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

March 10, 2021

Such a great kit this month! I love to read…
Thanks for sharing.

Tammy Federspiel

Tammy Federspiel

March 10, 2021

I can’t wait for my kit to arrive! As a former librarian I will make great use of this one!

Allie Fernandes

Allie Fernandes

March 10, 2021

This kit is every bookworm’s dream! I just love how every HA kit is so unique yet with a bit of imagination can be mixed to create the most amazing cards. Thank you for all the inspiration HA & creative team!

Lori A Aganon

Lori A Aganon

March 10, 2021

This kit is so great. I love all of the little things in the tree. Thanks for sharing & the opportunity at winning this giveaway.

Nancy Knapp

Nancy Knapp

March 10, 2021

Love these add-ons! Reading is a favorite hobby of mine.

Elizabeth Motyka

Elizabeth Motyka

March 10, 2021

I could not resist this set. So love books and crafting. There are so many wonderful makes on this hope to inspire!

Tiffany A. Johnson

Tiffany A. Johnson

March 10, 2021

I cannot even make you all understand how much I love this release! As a book junkie, I’m so grateful for this expression of creativity! My worlds are covering. :-)

Amy Cooley

Amy Cooley

March 10, 2021

This is such a neat and unique new kit!

jean marmo

jean marmo

March 10, 2021

A stunning kit!!

Catharina R Worthington

Catharina R Worthington

March 09, 2021

This set is great if you are a book worm like me!

Patt H.

Patt H.

March 09, 2021

I do believe this is your best kit EVER! I love all the awesome sentiments & those book s are awesome!!

Bev Karolak

Bev Karolak

March 09, 2021

Beautiful kit and such wonderful projects! I’d love to purchase this kit, but as I’m Australian, unfortunately the postage is way too expensive 😩

Bev Karolak

Bev Karolak

March 09, 2021

Such an amazing kit! Gorgeous projects! Unfortunately I’d love to purchase this kit, but I’m Australian, so postage is way too much for my budget 😩

Suzann Northup

Suzann Northup

March 09, 2021

WOW!! love this new collection. The library card stamp and die along with the Bookworm messages are my favorite in the collection. But the tree is AMAZING too.

Cherie Pemberton

Cherie Pemberton

March 09, 2021

I work in a small library and I just love all these. I can see so many things we could make for our patrons.

Dori Schwietz

Dori Schwietz

March 09, 2021

Just Love this Book Set! My granddaughters are such bookworms. This will be so useful to make cards for them! Thank you as always!

Kim Laverze

Kim Laverze

March 09, 2021

Oh, this set is so beautiful!!!
The book dies are amazing. Also the lovely stamps. You can use this on so many different themes.
Just love it!

Dana M

Dana M

March 09, 2021

Oh what fun and super cute new products. Adorable inspiration!

Cynthia Poritz

Cynthia Poritz

March 09, 2021

My favorite Monday of the month is when the new Hero Arts Monthly kit comes out. I wake up early, to sit by my computer, hoping it is available before the e-mail is sent.

Dana Young

Dana Young

March 09, 2021

I love this set! Ordered today and I am REALLY looking forward to working with it!

Irene

Irene

March 09, 2021

As a reader, I know how exiting it is to see stuff like this. They are so cute! I’ve been wanting to collect everything books and I just died looking at this. Keep up the great work!

Lori Spitzer

Lori Spitzer

March 08, 2021

I’m beyond excited for this release. I love reading and as a teacher, I try to encourage reading. I ask students when I see them reading all about whatever book they’ve got. Reading lifts people out of poverty, out of the doldrums of a dreary bad-weather day and generally helps us experience new horizons. So pleased w/ all the cool products. Should have ordered the book stack die this morning – knew it but blew it. I’ll get it eventually. Please keep making sets of quotations. There used to be tons of these on wood block stamps and they’ve all seemed to disappear w/ the rise of clear stamps. I love cool quotes / proverbs / saying.
Thanks!!
Lori S in PA

Sharon L Gullikson

Sharon L Gullikson

March 08, 2021

I am a reader and have been almost my entire life, so I love these stamps and dies. I especially LOVE the library card collection.

Tina Voss

Tina Voss

March 08, 2021

Love this! This librarian is off to order as I MUST have it!

Cherry Robinson

Cherry Robinson

March 08, 2021

Reading truly is an adventure and so is this new release! ❤️

ava gavloski

ava gavloski

March 08, 2021

Great teacher’s collection release.

Mary Ann Reilly

Mary Ann Reilly

March 08, 2021

Fantastic release! My sister is a former librarian and has set up a little library for her “grands.” A few months ago I made library cards and bookmarks and cannot wait to up my game! These little things really keep the kids excited about reading.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

March 08, 2021

Lovely new release.

Alma Dirpaul

Alma Dirpaul

March 08, 2021

Another great kit!!

Liz Fay

Liz Fay

March 08, 2021

Love these, wish I was more of a reader, I fall asleep by the end of the first page…

Lauryne Cunningham

Lauryne Cunningham

March 08, 2021

What a unique card kit- I love it! The Stacked Books Fancy die is my favorite!

MENDY CRUMPTON

MENDY CRUMPTON

March 08, 2021

Love the rainbow pad. The kit is awesome. Love the add ons especially the stamp with all the words for a background.

Marcy L

Marcy L

March 08, 2021

Seems like a kit. Obviously my comments will not win the free kit. Once again, as in almost every month within hours products are sold out so those of us working people who do not even get a chance to order the extra products. I cannot tell you how many times this has happened. I NEVER a have had this happen with another monthly kit from a different company. Very disappointing. Kits are getting very small again and almost not worth the money. Time to get creative and think outside the stamp, dies and ink every month. Look at what other companies are doing. 3D embossing folder, layered stencils, layered dies, etc. Please consider something….many people seem to feel frustrated. Read comments through months….I know I am not alone, just one that will speak up. I know times are hard with the pandemic but I know for one I need to spend wisely and want to get quality and quantity for my money!

Tammy Massey

Tammy Massey

March 08, 2021

As a teacher who’s addicted to books and paper crafts, I fell in love with this release right away! I have never put so much in my cart so quickly, and then actually checked out with said items. :)

Debra Ducsay

Debra Ducsay

March 08, 2021

I love these sets, all of them!

Linda Crowley

Linda Crowley

March 08, 2021

What a wonderful release! These are going to make fantastic cards!

Mary Gillmarten

Mary Gillmarten

March 08, 2021

What an incredible release — signed, biggest book love eve!

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

March 08, 2021

I ADORE this kit! Seriously the dies, the sentiments, the stamps! SOOOOO AWESOME!

Daria Lacy

Daria Lacy

March 08, 2021

Since I’m a Graphic Production artist specializing in book layout in my “real life”, seems my new crafty life should have this set. :)

Karen B Walker

Karen B Walker

March 08, 2021

Love the images, but it’s the sentiments that have made this a must-have!

Shirley Robelotto

Shirley Robelotto

March 08, 2021

Can’t wait to get this kit!

Karen Kirkman

Karen Kirkman

March 08, 2021

Such a fun set! Everything books and the rainbow too!

Marty Bartlett

Marty Bartlett

March 08, 2021

Another amazing kit that I just have to have. Love love love the tree!

Harini Digumarthi

Harini Digumarthi

March 08, 2021

This is amazing. I ordered many add in products from this release. Lovely theme.

Annette Reed

Annette Reed

March 08, 2021

What a fun set. I am loving all the add-ons. I am a book lover and that script background die from Alice In Wonderland looks fabulous.

Monica Schalk

Monica Schalk

March 08, 2021

Wow! Great kit Hero Arts! I know so many that love to read and this kit and add-ons are fantastic. This will definitely get much use!!!

Martha Aschenbrenner

Martha Aschenbrenner

March 08, 2021

Love the book dies!

Marie Ensley

Marie Ensley

March 08, 2021

I especially like the sentiments, along with the clever book themed fancy dies!

Erika M Shapiro

Erika M Shapiro

March 08, 2021

There are so many ways to use this set! It’s perfect! Can’t wait!

Jeanne Jordan

Jeanne Jordan

March 08, 2021

The BEST kit I have seen in a long time! LOVE THIS THEME.

Jan J

Jan J

March 08, 2021

Where are the boys? Don’t they read, too?

RockSeaTea

RockSeaTea

March 08, 2021

My mom is such a huge book worm. I will definatly need to get the bookshelf background die just for her. <3

Maretta Nearing

Maretta Nearing

March 08, 2021

Oh, these are so adorable! Love Hero Arts products! Alway10s top quality!

Janet Ribet

Janet Ribet

March 08, 2021

Simply amazing kit and release. I feel I have to have them all!!

Sue M

Sue M

March 08, 2021

I couldn’t wait, I just ordered some typewriter and bookish fun!

Laura Verderame

Laura Verderame

March 08, 2021

Love this kit! I ordered mine today.

Wanda S Radler

Wanda S Radler

March 08, 2021

Wow – this is an amazing kit. I love the rainbow ink pad and all the wonderful elements and people.

Christine Bastien

Christine Bastien

March 08, 2021

I am such a book lover too ❤️❤️❤️! Can’t wait!!!

Nadine Dunker

Nadine Dunker

March 08, 2021

Wow what a nice collection.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

March 08, 2021

Wonderful themed kit. Looking fwd to rcving subscription and ordered bundle + few other items. Was one person that post was not there so will ck back later.
Did not see a mthly 20% off of items.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Susan Carlson

Susan Carlson

March 08, 2021

What a fun kit! And I want all the “extras!” Can’t wait for them to come in the mail! Thanks Mindy for a great intro & techniques!

Rachel G

Rachel G

March 08, 2021

How absolutely fabulous!! You’re making me so happy I have a subscription! This is exactly the set needed for bookworms & teachers too! Can’t wait to dig in & see those add-ons in use too 😁

Amelia Fleck

Amelia Fleck

March 08, 2021

I love this months kit, the inspiration cards are great.

Sheri Kempke

Sheri Kempke

March 08, 2021

Thanks for sharing this lovely new kit—the add ons are wonderful too, love all the great sentiments!

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