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May 2019 My Monthly Hero is Here + GIVEAWAY!

May 06, 2019 Hero Arts

It's My Monthly Hero release day! Who's ready to get crafty?

For 45 years we've been passionate about bringing you the very best tools of the trade. Our May release celebrates our history as well as YOU, our very crafty customers, and all of the hobbies you love! From stamping and painting to knitting and stitching, there's a rainbow of possibilities with this month's release. Because we say, when life gives you hands, make handmade!

This month’s kit includes:

  • 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
  • 20 Coordinating Frame Cuts
  • 2 Fancy Dies
  • Purple Sparkle Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.
  • Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink Cube
  • Lavender Washi Tape
  • 5 Mini Clothespins

With this much fun packed into one kit, it's valued at $70. But it's an incredible deal at only $34.99. It is available in limited quantities – grab yours before they are gone!

In addition to the May My Monthly Hero kit, we are introducing several optional add-ons products, focused on more of our favorite hobbies.

First we have Handmade Happiness and the coordinating Handmade Happiness Frame Cuts. Keep calm and craft on, friends!

Next, some absolutely fabulous Crafty Messages, perfect for sending cards to your best crafting buddies.

Who doesn't love a good adhesive? Stick Together Stamp & Cut covers the greatest hits of sticky stuff - hot glue, liquid glue, glue stick, washi - we've got you covered!

Crafting Border Fancy Die with Frame creates a gorgeous frame - or focal point - for your handmade card.

Crafting Tools Bold Prints has even more tools of the trade, all in one fantastic cling background.

Tin of Brushes is a must-have wooblock stamp. You'll love displaying it just as much as you'll enjoy using it!

Attention all knitters! You're going to love the adorable Knitting stamp set and matching Knitting Frame Cuts. Bonus points if you're a cat lover, too!

A perfect background for the Knitting stamp set, or just in general, is Knitting Pattern Bold Prints. It will be great during sweater weather, too!

How about a little cross stitching, with no counting of your x's required? Yes, please! Cross Stitch Patterns lets you do simple stamping to achieve the look of hours of stitching!

You can also write out any message you'd like with this sweet little Cross Stitch Alpha Set 3x4.

Needle and Thread Confetti Die is great for all of you needle and thread-lovers!

And finally, a couple products you'll use over and over! First, One of a Kind Stamp & Cut is super fun for your cards, and even more fun for the backs of your cards!

And finally, the Wood Frame Infinity Dies will be picture-perfect on so many of your projects!

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, May 9th 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, May 10th and continues throughout the following week.

Now let's take a look at a project Janette created with this month's kit!

Ummm, I may have audibly squealed when I opened up this month's kit. No may... I did! You guys, this kit is so fun! I adore that it can be solidly used throughout the year. I send far more cards to crafty friends than I do anyone else, so this kit, and the awesome add-ons, are going to remain staples in my arsenal for a long while!

Crafting and rainbows seem to go hand in hand. Both bring me joy and make my soul smile. Today's project features the kit included heart shaped yarn ball and knitting needle dies. I am an obsessive crafter. I make cards, obviously, but I also love to sew clothing, quilt, knit, bead and basically to anything craft related to avoid all the boring and mundane tasks that life insists on. I am proud to admit I am a full fledged member of the Procraftinator Club! This kit totally has me covered!

Create this card by ink blending Ultra Pink, Lemon Yellow, Aegean, and Orchid Hero Arts inks on Dove White cardstock. The overlap in ink blending provides the secondary colors. Die cut the heart yarn ball into the rainbow panel and again into Dove White cardstock. Generously coat an A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") Dove White cardstock panel with dry tape adhesive and adhere rainbow panel. Nest white die cut heart right into place. Then fit the negative rainbow pieces into the heart.

Use a craft knife to make a couple of small slits on either side, and within, the heart to poke the Copic colored (C0, C2) Pebble cardstock knitting needles through. Snip the needles in two to create additional length. Heat emboss white sentiment onto Pitch Black cardstock, trim, and pop in place with dimensional adhesive. Complete by adding finished panel to a folded card base, and Voila!

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. One reader will be randomly selected to receive a free May kit (or reimbursement if you have already purchased your kit!) Leave your comments on all of these blogs by Sunday, May 12th at 11:59pm Pacific, then look for the winner announcement here on the blog the following week.



Thanks for stopping by!

129 Responses

Lydia E Hallum

Lydia E Hallum

May 25, 2019

My first time seeing this site. Love all the craft related images..

Gina Slusarchuk

Gina Slusarchuk

May 12, 2019

Such a cute kit… can’t wait to get mine (I purchased a one off) and I included some of the add-ons! Love the crafty theme!

Brenda S. Schuhmacher

Brenda S. Schuhmacher

May 12, 2019

Live the Knitting Pattern background die and the wood frame dies…oh and the kit. The kit has so many little images that could be used on so many cards and creations. Thank you.

Lagene

Lagene

May 11, 2019

Awesome kit and add ons. I love Janette’s lovely blended background with this fun die!

Bonnie K.

Bonnie K.

May 10, 2019

What a great kit! So much fun – and loving all the great crafty sentiments!

Amy Cairns

Amy Cairns

May 10, 2019

This kit is perfect! I can’t wait to create some cards of my own using some of the wonderful techniques and supplies I have seen so far. So much inspiration! Thank you

Tonia

Tonia

May 10, 2019

What a fun release! It will great for all my “crafty” friends.

Golda

Golda

May 10, 2019

There are a lot of different crafts covered in this kit.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

May 09, 2019

This kit is awesome. Sure hope I win.

Gwen Mangano

Gwen Mangano

May 09, 2019

This kit is amazing!!! Love, love, love all the products & the add-ons are amazing as well! Can think of so many uses for this entire line. Keep up the great work!!

SHARI CZERWINSKI

SHARI CZERWINSKI

May 09, 2019

Loving the crafty theme, especially the embroidery looking sets!

Janet Sisk

Janet Sisk

May 09, 2019

What a fabulous kit! Love all the projects shared and all the add-ons, too. :D

Arianna Barbara

Arianna Barbara

May 09, 2019

What a gorgeous new kit and products!!! Beautiful card!!!

Amy Cairns

Amy Cairns

May 09, 2019

What a fabulous set! I have lots of crafters in mind who would love a card made with these supplies. Nice choice :)

Heather Loughlin

Heather Loughlin

May 09, 2019

I haven’t been able to do stamping for some time, due to an extended illness (years), but, I’ve never stopped supporting Hero Arts, & now, I’m finally getting better! Thank you for creating a kit with dedicated crafters in mind!

Elody C

Elody C

May 09, 2019

Cute kit!

Gab

Gab

May 09, 2019

I’m in love with this kit!!!

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

May 09, 2019

Absolutely wonderful and creative new kit for all crafters! Really looking forward to playing with this. The design team hop gave me so many great ideas, those girls are awesome! ♥

barbara lassiter

barbara lassiter

May 09, 2019

This kit and the add-ons just touch on all the crafty endeavors I’ve ever tried. How much fun is that?

Teresa  Selby

Teresa Selby

May 08, 2019

This month’s kit is so cool! I would love to have the extra’s but it can not happen this month. :( It is hard to get scrapbooking items for cards and layouts. So this kit will be fun to create some fun. Thanks for doing a great job on new kits every month.

Kandice J

Kandice J

May 08, 2019

What a great release! It inspires me to be more crafty. Love it! Thanks for always creating fun creative products!

CONNIE

CONNIE

May 08, 2019

I love this kit! It is hard to find things to scrapbook about scrapbooking!

Keishea A

Keishea A

May 08, 2019

I’m fairly new to Hero Arts and clearly I’ve been missing out. Absolutely love these!

Sherry Shelton

Sherry Shelton

May 08, 2019

I love this kit and wish I could buy all the add on items. Lovely cards.

Cathy Loveless

Cathy Loveless

May 07, 2019

I just ordered the My Monthly Hero Kit for May plus a couple of add on items. It’s too bad that I ran out of money before I got all of the items I wanted. The cards you showed are so fun!

MandaLJ

MandaLJ

May 07, 2019

This is such an amazing theme for a kit – I love it!

Teri Ives

Teri Ives

May 07, 2019

Awesome Card. Love the products

Johanna Thomas

Johanna Thomas

May 07, 2019

Love this card and this month’s kit! I like lots of different crafts, and this kit just about covers them all.

Judy

Judy

May 07, 2019

Another fantastic kit—I love all of the craft themed images!

Patti Folk

Patti Folk

May 07, 2019

Great kit and add-ons! I am new to Hero Arts and excited by what you offer!

Karen Hale

Karen Hale

May 07, 2019

Hero Arts has done it again! What a wonderful, creative kit for us crafters. Love it all and Janette has give us another beautiful example.

Barbragh Ford

Barbragh Ford

May 07, 2019

This kit is another winner! Looking forward to using it!

Michelle Donnici

Michelle Donnici

May 07, 2019

Love the crafty theme of this kit! Looking forward to making my way through the hop.

Laurie VanDerLinden

Laurie VanDerLinden

May 07, 2019

Another fabulous kit – one of my all time favorites!

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

May 07, 2019

Fabulous new kit full
of fun things! Love the
Heart yarn ball and knit
needles.
Carla from Utah

karenajo

karenajo

May 07, 2019

Love the crafty theme of this release and all the wonderful sentiments! The rainbow card is beautiful -thanks for the inspiration! Looking forward to more inspiration on the hop!

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

May 07, 2019

So many fantastic ideas for using this release.
It covers so many of the hobbies I’ve done through
the years – amazing release. thanks for
having the hop. txmxlh(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sherri Little

Sherri Little

May 07, 2019

Best. Release. Ever.

Alison Appel

Alison Appel

May 07, 2019

These are wonderful! I love the matching dies- makes crafting so fun!

Donna Hendrick

Donna Hendrick

May 07, 2019

I am blown away by this kit AND all of the extras that I can get to go with it! This has to be a part of my stash for sure!! Thanks Hero Arts!!

Henriétte

Henriétte

May 07, 2019

The kit, the ad-ones everything breath out craftiness, it all is so very awesome, I love it!
I wish I could buy them all, every crafter needs there craftsupplies in stams and dies, don’t you think?(LOL)
Thank you Hero Arts for designing these gorgeous art supplies and thank you Janette for the beautiful inspiration with some of it.

Brandy Duncan

Brandy Duncan

May 07, 2019

This month’s kit puts a happy grin on my face. I just adore the add-ons as well. Your card is so gorgeous, and the color combo is perfect for this time of the year. I really love the colors created from blending the colors together.

sherry butcher

sherry butcher

May 07, 2019

Wonderful new release! Love all the Crafty stamps, dies and stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny K.

Jenny K.

May 07, 2019

I am SOLD on the Knit Pattern background stamp and the Wood Frames Infinity Dies!

Andrea Hastilow

Andrea Hastilow

May 07, 2019

Fantastic bright card, excellent way to shine a spotlight on crafting of all types. Great kit to highlight all those different skills Crafter’s have x

Teresa Doyle

Teresa Doyle

May 07, 2019

Love your card Janette and who doesn’t love a rainbow??? Isn’t this a fantastic kit? It really does cover a multitude of hobbies (all of mine, for sure!) A great kit to celebrate HA’s 45th as it encompasses their creativity and the quality of their long standing products! Congratulations Hero Arts!

Renee V

Renee V

May 07, 2019

What a gorgeous kit!! Crafty Messages is my fave, followed closely by Handmade Happiness!

Dorcas Troche

Dorcas Troche

May 07, 2019

I love all of these! How exciting to share something handmade with a friend or family member. It brings us joy knowing that our little work of art will be appreciated and perhaps displayed by someone we love. Thank you for 45 years of beautiful inspiration.

Roni

Roni

May 07, 2019

I love the May 2019 release, especially the monthly kit, there are so many fabulous ideas brewing in my crafty head & I can’t wait to start creating with them 😊🙌🏼

Joyce

Joyce

May 07, 2019

Awesome blog!!! I am a crafter for years and adore your pretty,s!!!

Lorraine McKenzie-Binns

Lorraine McKenzie-Binns

May 07, 2019

So many ideas flooding my mind, it could be all the beautiful colors. LOL

Kirsty

Kirsty

May 07, 2019

Such a fun kit..love it!!!

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

May 07, 2019

Such a fun kit for crafters! This one is a favorite! So many awesome card ideas!

Brian Poteraj

Brian Poteraj

May 07, 2019

So many great new products. Looking forward to the hop.

Rebecca

Rebecca

May 07, 2019

Such a fun kit!

Kati Caprara

Kati Caprara

May 07, 2019

Such wonderful crafty goodness!! Every time I see someone’s creative ways of using this kit, I want to buy more add-ons!!! This is fantastic!! This will be so much fun to work with!! Congratulations on 45 years!!!

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

May 07, 2019

Awesome release. Love this month kit and add-one.
Thanks for sharing…

Jackie Peterson

Jackie Peterson

May 07, 2019

I love the cross stich items! I have cross stitch many designs over the years so it was fun to see!

Cheriese H

Cheriese H

May 07, 2019

brilliant kit, so creative and fun!!

Lauryne Cunningham

Lauryne Cunningham

May 07, 2019

This is a fabulous kit and the add-ons are just as wonderful! I’m looking forward to starting the blog hop!

Maria Matias

Maria Matias

May 07, 2019

I love it all! I was unaware of all these crafty stamps. Thank you for the opportunity to win this prize. Crossing my fingers!

Mary

Mary

May 06, 2019

Love the kit

Evelyn Larson

Evelyn Larson

May 06, 2019

this month kit is amazing. Now I need a lot of time to do it all.

Robin Ramirez

Robin Ramirez

May 06, 2019

Ahhh… so stinkin’ cuuuuuute!

Karen Lingel

Karen Lingel

May 06, 2019

Oooh, lots of fun add-ons this month. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Michele W

Michele W

May 06, 2019

Great kit! Thanks for including those of us who also sew and knit!

Harmony Lane

Harmony Lane

May 06, 2019

My best friend just got into crafting with me, so I’m overjoyed by this kit!

Jana Millen

Jana Millen

May 06, 2019

You knocked these out of the park!

Andrea Ahlin

Andrea Ahlin

May 06, 2019

Wow! What a fantastic kit! I love that heart die that looks like yarn.

jean maxwell

jean maxwell

May 06, 2019

great kit, love it all

Penny Klie

Penny Klie

May 06, 2019

This kit is great… can be used for many different crafters out there in the handmade world.

Jo Ann F.

Jo Ann F.

May 06, 2019

How great to have stamps for all our favorite crafts!

Michelle Co

Michelle Co

May 06, 2019

Another fabulous kit!

Dawn Jones

Dawn Jones

May 06, 2019

Great new products for all the crafters! Thanks!

Rose Mary Smalley

Rose Mary Smalley

May 06, 2019

What a fun kit…I would so love to own this one. I have been a crafter for over 20yrs..and I have always loved all of my Hero Arts goodies. Thank you for this opportunity ..off to be impressed (as always) by your designers/artists.

Teri S.

Teri S.

May 06, 2019

I think I was supposed to start with you first, but I left you until last as I wanted to see all of the amazing, joyful, delightful cards each crafter came up with. Let me say, I was not disappointed! When I saw this kit I felt so excited that you’ve released one all about crafts. You have no earthly idea how much I’d like to win this wonderful kit as living in Canada presents a problem budget wise due to the exchange rate. I ever live in hope. :) Hero Arts is one of the most amazing companies I’ve ever come across & you are to be congratulated on 45 years in the industry as well as the integrity you’ve maintained. Thank you for all of that & the chance to win.

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

May 06, 2019

That’s an awesome crafty release! :) Loved all the inspirations! :)

Cindi Lynch

Cindi Lynch

May 06, 2019

Fantastic add-ons this month.

Debbie Rumpza

Debbie Rumpza

May 06, 2019

I love this new kit as well as the add ons!

Sue D

Sue D

May 06, 2019

Great kit and add ons. I like the rainbow colors of the knitting card.

Becky Moore

Becky Moore

May 06, 2019

What a wonderful monthly kit! Plus the add ons are terrific too!

Lynn C

Lynn C

May 06, 2019

This is a really nice monthly kit. I like the prerelease cards.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

May 06, 2019

Awesome kit!

Arlene D

Arlene D

May 06, 2019

What an awesome kit for us crafters!

Kathy Thisted

Kathy Thisted

May 06, 2019

I love the variety of cards Jennifer Maguire showed using this kit. It really shows off the May my Monthly Hero kit. I was waffly about it until I saw this video. Now I am in love with many of the images in it and the Crafty Border Die add on. Thank you creating a kool kit and Jennifer for sharing and inspiring me with it.

Mary Bee

Mary Bee

May 06, 2019

The second I saw this kit— I was in LOVE. All things crafty speaks to my heart.

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

May 06, 2019

This is such a fun kit! And those add-ons – must have it all! Can’t wait to see the inspiration on the hop!

Cindy

Cindy

May 06, 2019

What a great kit! Thank you for offering such wonderful products for decades! You guys rock!

Sandye

Sandye

May 06, 2019

I love it all!

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

May 06, 2019

This kit is PERFECT for all of us crafters! Soooo much crafty cuteness! I love what all the DTs did!

Carol McGregor

Carol McGregor

May 06, 2019

This monthly kit is fantastic. I love what Jennifer McGuire did with this product. Thanks

jen f

jen f

May 06, 2019

Fantastic kit! Love the ideas, the creativity and fun sentiments!!

Stef Perry

Stef Perry

May 06, 2019

Another fantastic kit and add ons! Love every bit of it!

Cyndi Morris

Cyndi Morris

May 06, 2019

Love this fun kit — what a bargain! The sentiments are wonderful.

Robin Kepler

Robin Kepler

May 06, 2019

This is a crafty fun kit! Like the ball is yarn shaped like a heart.

susie sonnier

susie sonnier

May 06, 2019

Such a fun kit
jill allard

jill allard

May 06, 2019

this is my first hop went to everyones blog and such great work im in creavity overload thank you again hero arts for a chance to win

Laurie M Pagek

Laurie M Pagek

May 06, 2019

Fantastic release. Hero arts rocks.

Patricia

Patricia

May 06, 2019

I love paper crafting! Thank you for the opportunity

Janet Trapp

Janet Trapp

May 06, 2019

Wow floored by this kit! Just wish I had more crafty friends to share cards with…Still will enjoy playing with them!
God bless!

Anna Lontayné Bodnàr

Anna Lontayné Bodnàr

May 06, 2019

Such a funny kit!

Anushree Vaish

Anushree Vaish

May 06, 2019

All this is simply wow…I am in love with this May month kit….Thanks for all this gorgeousness!!

jill allard

jill allard

May 06, 2019

thank you for the chance to win something to maybe re start for scrap booking supplies

Brian Poteraj

Brian Poteraj

May 06, 2019

What a great kit. This will sell out quickly

Deborah Smart

Deborah Smart

May 06, 2019

Wow! What an awesome bundle for any type of crafter – especially with the add-ons. Well done!

Sharon Gullikson

Sharon Gullikson

May 06, 2019

I especially love the add one this month.

Korey

Korey

May 06, 2019

This is such a fun kit. I would love to add this to my crafty inventory. Thanks for thinking of us Hero.

Patt H.

Patt H.

May 06, 2019

What an awesome kit! Love the wonderful sentiments & the heart die is perfect! The Add-ons are fabulous also!

Patricia Gasko

Patricia Gasko

May 06, 2019

WOW this kit is super fabulous. Love those super dies too. Then the add ons make a complete huge May release.

Theresa Johnson

Theresa Johnson

May 06, 2019

All these cards are so awesome and love all the new stamps and dies! Thanks for all your inspiration!

Lieve Stoffels

Lieve Stoffels

May 06, 2019

WOW; what an amazing kit this is ! Just great !!
And the add ons are as original and great !
Projects made with these products will bring big smiles to many faces !
Thank you for your give-away, good luck to all of us.
Spring greetings from Belgium.

Rebecca Ednie

Rebecca Ednie

May 06, 2019

Wahoo! I was hoping you’d come out with a kit like this!!

Amy Lombardo

Amy Lombardo

May 06, 2019

Janette, this is such a pretty card! I’m so excited to get my kit!

Laurie Brown

Laurie Brown

May 06, 2019

What an exciting kit. So fun to create with -so many possibilities!!! Love all the extras too!!!

Isabel Z

Isabel Z

May 06, 2019

This kit blows me away.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

May 06, 2019

Fabulous kit – just love all the crafty items! Can’t til it arrives!!

Neha Mahajan

Neha Mahajan

May 06, 2019

This is yet another fabulous kit from HA. I could not wait to order the kit and add-ons. Everything is absolutely amazing this month. Hard to pick my favorite. This card is awesome to give to someone who loves to sew! Thanks Hero Arts!

Terrie D.

Terrie D.

May 06, 2019

What a beautiful card! This looks like such an awesome kit! I love the add-on products, too, especially the knit stamp set with the cute cats. :)

Marcia McCullough

Marcia McCullough

May 06, 2019

What a great kit, perfect for making cards to send to crafty friends!

KRYSTAL OVERBY

KRYSTAL OVERBY

May 06, 2019

This kit ROCKS! i am loving everything about it! And that card is super adorable! 😍

Jeanette D.

Jeanette D.

May 06, 2019

What an awesome looking kit and the add-ons look great too!

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

May 06, 2019

Wonderful kit!!

ROSALIE JOHNSON

ROSALIE JOHNSON

May 06, 2019

As a quilter and crafter, this kit would be an awesome addition to my collection! The add-ons are also great especially the wood frame infinity dies!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

May 06, 2019

I love, love, LOVE this month’s HA kit and ALL of the add-ons!!! Adorable knit heart card! Thanks HA for another fantastic kit!!!

Tricia A Podmore

Tricia A Podmore

May 06, 2019

Wow what a cool kit and the stamp set od sooo versatile. Also appreciate that there are dies for it. Thank you for great products.

D

D

May 06, 2019

I love this kit! There’s something in there for me, my mom who sews, my nephew who quilts, and lots of inspiration for everyone else I send cards to!

Breina Burgin

Breina Burgin

May 06, 2019

This is an awesome kit. I look forward to making cards for my crafty friends.

Laurie Brown

Laurie Brown

May 06, 2019

Oh my what an awesome kit and all the add ons are fabulous

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

May 06, 2019

Awesome new kit! :)

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