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March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway!

by Jessica Frost-Ballas March 02, 2018 514 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the March My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, March 5th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We will be here for the next three days, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday, so stay tuned for more inspiration! Now let's join Jess who is sharing the first look at this wonderful kit.

This month the kit theme is "Basics" and this kit is going to be a must-have for your craft stash! We have some fabulous stand-alone sentiment dies in this month's kit and I'm focusing on one of them today along with a fun sentiment banner included in the kit!

I stamped the 'free hugs' sentiment onto white cardstock seven times using several inks in our Bold Ink line. I used Rose Madder, Strawberry, Tangerine, Dandelion, Green Apple, Summer Sky, and Orchid Bold Inks. Then I used the coordinating die to die-cut each banner before adhering them to a top-folding card base.

Next I die-cut the gorgeous 'hugs' sentiment three times from black cardstock and adhered them together to create a thick, chipboard-like embellishment. I adhered that to the banners, added a layer of Spectrum Noir clear sparkle, and then a layer of clear gloss using our new lacquer pen. I love the dimensional look the lacquer gives to the sentiment! Finally I stamped the first part of the sentiment onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down to a label and adhered it to the card with foam mounting tape.

Super quick to create and very easy to mass-produce for a stash of encouragement cards! This kit will have you cranking out a variety of cards for every occasion. All weekend long the team is sharing tons of inspiration for this amazing kit!  

Win a kit before you can buy it! Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post! We'll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, March 5th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!

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NCDonna
NCDonna

March 02, 2018

I love the colorful banners! Please tell me there’s a matching die cut!!

Jennifer urchison
Jennifer urchison

March 02, 2018

Looks like a great kit, love the card.

Ana Korban
Ana Korban

March 02, 2018

If this just a sneak peak, then I am going to love this kit!!!! Love the colorful sentiments!!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

March 02, 2018

Super Cute card and like you said, looks easy to reproduce. Getting excited to see this months kit. Thanks for the look.

Kari Mano
Kari Mano

March 02, 2018

This looks like a great kit, I can not wait to see all of it! hurry up Monday :)

Lynn Lohne
Lynn Lohne

March 02, 2018

Who could not use a BASICS kit? I always look forward to receiving my kit in the mail!

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

March 02, 2018

I love the font used for the “hugs” die!

Julia D.
Julia D.

March 02, 2018

What a great, cheerful card! Love the gloss on the die cut word. Thank you for the chance to win!

Robin P
Robin P

March 02, 2018

Sweet card. Love the bright colors.

Liz mca
Liz mca

March 02, 2018

I love seeing the kit reveal!

Nancy
Nancy

March 02, 2018

I am already loving the “hugs” die cut.

Greta H
Greta H

March 02, 2018

Now this is going to be a kit I want to get! Love this card!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

March 02, 2018

Im so excited to see a basic kit offered. Knowing Hero Arts, it will be perfect got our crafting needs. The pennant and hugs design is so cute!

Margaret Lauer
Margaret Lauer

March 02, 2018

Looks wonderful!!

Abby
Abby

March 02, 2018

Fun card!

Terri Fain
Terri Fain

March 02, 2018

Clever idea…this kit looks fun!

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

March 02, 2018

I always love having basics so this kit sounds fabulous to me.

Rochelle c
Rochelle c

March 02, 2018

I have so fallen in love with the kits.. I love the versatility and amazing value included every month.

Sandra
Sandra

March 02, 2018

I can’t wait to see more of this kit, thanks for sharing!!

Francine
Francine

March 02, 2018

How nice.. a basic kit. I can totally use some standards. I do find I am missing so much.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

March 02, 2018

I love sentiment dies, but only have a couple. They add such a nice touch to a card!

Angela Myhre
Angela Myhre

March 02, 2018

Very neat card! So excited about this kit ?

Lori Hefner
Lori Hefner

March 02, 2018

Can’t wait to see more sneak peeks!! Love that hugs font!!

Brenda lubrant
Brenda lubrant

March 02, 2018

I love all of the cute colorful hugs on your card. Anyone would love to receive this card.

barbaraw
barbaraw

March 02, 2018

love love love word dies!!!

Kathleen Prince
Kathleen Prince

March 02, 2018

Cute and simple card. Love the hugs die.

Aubree
Aubree

March 02, 2018

Love the font on the hugs die!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

March 02, 2018

Excited to see this month’s kit!

Julie
Julie

March 02, 2018

This looks like a fun kit!

Tracy Ollila
Tracy Ollila

March 02, 2018

Love,love,love these basics

mc
mc

March 02, 2018

Love the font of the Hugs die! Can’t wait to get it :)

pat mccleary
pat mccleary

March 02, 2018

Love Jess’s card- that lacquer is so awesome.

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

March 02, 2018

I love this “hugs”! Must have. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

March 02, 2018

Very fun and colorful card! Can’t wait to see more items from the kit!

Toni
Toni

March 02, 2018

Nicely done. I love how beautiful the lacquer looks on the black card stock. Thank you. I’m going to try that technique when I get my kit.

Janet Ingraham
Janet Ingraham

March 02, 2018

Love this new die set. Very cool card

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

March 02, 2018

I love the idea of a “basics” kit and can’t wait to see what’s inside!

Frances
Frances

March 02, 2018

This looks like so much fun!

Cindy Kitner
Cindy Kitner

March 02, 2018

I am in LOVE! I love word dies and the swirly font on the word hugs is just beautiful! Can not wait to see the full set!!!

Christina
Christina

March 02, 2018

Absolutely love the repeated sentiment rainbow! Gorgeous card.

Karen Page
Karen Page

March 02, 2018

Love the rainbow-y goodness! Amazing what you can do with just a couple stamps and a die cut :-) Frustrating for us though who are trying to get a peek that we only saw a couple stamps and a die cut!!! :-) You like to tease!

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

March 02, 2018

hooray I am excited to get my kit!

Sandie
Sandie

March 02, 2018

Hugs are always welcome!!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

March 02, 2018

Love the colors and your whole card design

Tami Barnes
Tami Barnes

March 02, 2018

Love the font of the hugs die! I cant wait to see everything.

Mercedes
Mercedes

March 02, 2018

I’m looking forward to the kit launch.

Denise
Denise

March 02, 2018

Im very excited about this kit, I could use some “basics” for sure.

Maggie  Martinez
Maggie Martinez

March 02, 2018

Hero arts always hits it out of the park!!
Can’t wait for reveal

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

March 02, 2018

Beautiful card! I love the colored banners.

Dani
Dani

March 02, 2018

Who can say no to hugs?

KmB
KmB

March 02, 2018

Love the colors and this die. I love banners! Thanks for sharing.

Christine E.
Christine E.

March 02, 2018

Lovely, cant wait for the rest of the kit, always the best bang for your buck. A great way to create a lot of cards, with just the basics that can be used over and over. Thank you for the inspiration.

Celeste
Celeste

March 02, 2018

The sentiment love is a wonderful die to own , versitile for just about every card.

F. Andre
F. Andre

March 02, 2018

This fresh colour palette is delightful.

Ava Gavloski
Ava Gavloski

March 02, 2018

Great presentation of the release.

Jodi Hufendick
Jodi Hufendick

March 02, 2018

Yes! I love basics! I feel like I Hiked into the deep end and skipped the basics so I find I’m often missing a lot!

Velvet Pearson
Velvet Pearson

March 02, 2018

excited to see all the new sentiments in this kit!

Barb
Barb

March 02, 2018

Love the colors!

Crystal
Crystal

March 02, 2018

Hugs are always good…love your card!

Wanda
Wanda

March 02, 2018

I’m intrigued to see what a “basics” kit will look like

Michelle Yuen
Michelle Yuen

March 02, 2018

What a super fun card!!

Jade B
Jade B

March 02, 2018

Really cute card. Love the colors.

Teresa Godines #6857
Teresa Godines #6857

March 02, 2018

Very cool. Love the rainbow of color

Elizabeth Motyka
Elizabeth Motyka

March 02, 2018

Love the bright bold rainbow ? of color

Annie W
Annie W

March 02, 2018

Always look forward to the MMH Sneak peeks!

Heike
Heike

March 02, 2018

Love me a rainbow! Really like the sentiment

Holly
Holly

March 02, 2018

Love it! Sounds like it’s going to be a great kid.

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

March 02, 2018

Wonderful choice of vibrant colors!

Marty
Marty

March 02, 2018

So bright and cheery !

Diane Stricker
Diane Stricker

March 02, 2018

Love all the bright colors you used.

Aimee
Aimee

March 02, 2018

Beautiful and so quick and simple

Lynda
Lynda

March 02, 2018

Always so fun to see what you have in store every month.

Lisa
Lisa

March 02, 2018

Love the rainbow look!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

March 02, 2018

This reminds me of Peanuts… Hug a warm puppy series! LOVE huggy cards – gonna be a great set!!

Patt H.
Patt H.

March 02, 2018

Love all these amazing new stamps! A Basics kit has been really needed. Love the cute card also!

Leslie
Leslie

March 02, 2018

Loving this!!!! Thanks all!!

AmyS
AmyS

March 02, 2018

Love the hugs die! And the lacquer pen makes it even better!

jane
jane

March 02, 2018

love the die

Woendi Levitt
Woendi Levitt

March 02, 2018

Loving the scripty sentiment.

Debby Vifquain
Debby Vifquain

March 02, 2018

Love the basics!

Barbara N
Barbara N

March 02, 2018

Cool effect. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tina Dorrington
Tina Dorrington

March 02, 2018

So stinking cute!

Deborah Kaye
Deborah Kaye

March 02, 2018

What a great card! I like the dimension you gave to the hugs die cut.

Anita Morneau
Anita Morneau

March 02, 2018

I’m getting curious, what could be a basic from the team of Hero Arts?

Melanie S Jerome
Melanie S Jerome

March 02, 2018

Cant wait to get my kit. I already like the first card. thanks

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

March 02, 2018

This is already looking like such a useful kit!

Sibylle
Sibylle

March 02, 2018

This looks amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the kit.

Sharon
Sharon

March 02, 2018

Love it! Can’t wait to create with it!!

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

March 02, 2018

What a gorgeous colourful card!

Mateja P
Mateja P

March 02, 2018

Super cute and colourful :) Love it. Can’t wait to see more :)

Nina Stallman
Nina Stallman

March 02, 2018

This is such a cute card! I will totally need this kit!

Pat Lynch
Pat Lynch

March 02, 2018

I want this one! Adorable!

Lindar C
Lindar C

March 02, 2018

“Basics”, I like the sound of that. Eager to see what’s in the kit, great card.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

March 02, 2018

What a great creation you did for this new release!

Susan
Susan

March 02, 2018

Beautiful and colourful❤️?

Laurelin Andrade
Laurelin Andrade

March 02, 2018

I just love the simplicity and positivity evident in this card. Gorgeous!

Sharilyn
Sharilyn

March 02, 2018

Love the cute sentimental words!!! Everyone can use a hug!!

Deborah Mattingly
Deborah Mattingly

March 02, 2018

A very cheerful card.

Kara Dechico
Kara Dechico

March 02, 2018

Love the bright colors!!!

CaroleAnn
CaroleAnn

March 02, 2018

Who does not want to receive or send hugs!!! I love this whole concept of a card. Well, done!!!