May 2021 My Monthly Hero Is Here: Blog Hop + Giveaway!

by Hero Arts May 03, 2021 46 Comments

With our May My Monthly Hero release, we're offering you a healthy dose of "vitamin sea"! The large 6x8 clear set will take you on an inky trip to a coral reef, featuring some of the most beautiful creatures to inhabit the ocean depths. There are also matching dies for the images in the kit as well as two of our most popular inks. Intens-ified Black Ink is ideal for coloring with all mediums from alcohol markers to pencils to watercolor, and Contour Ink is our go-to ink for no-line coloring. We've included a gorgeous new embossing powder and rounded out the kit with a lovely assortment of cardstock.

This month’s kit includes:

• 6” x 8” Clear Stamp Set
• 12 Coordinating Frame Cuts
• Intens-ified Black Ink Cube
• Contour Ink Cube
• Turquoise Sparkle Embossing Powder, 0.5 oz.
• 2 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets Rose Quartz Cardstock
• 2 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets Quartz Pearlescent Cardstock
• 3 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets White Cardstock with Lined Texture

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 card featuring some of the products. Watch the video below, or on YouTube.

This kit is valued at $70, but is an incredible deal at $34.99. It is available in limited quantities – grab yours before they are gone!

We've created a collection of products inspired by the ocean depths, which complement the kit or are fabulous all on their own.

Let's begin by taking a look at the 6x6 red rubber cling background stamps. Inverse Bubbles Bold Prints may look a bit familiar to you. That's because it's just what it says - an inverse of our Bubbles Bold Prints! On this new stamp, the black part of the stamp is what will be inked, leaving only an uninked ring where the bubbles are. 

Next is Happiness Waves Bold Prints. We love the message on this one, "happiness comes in waves," displayed so cleverly to give the impression of waves.

Nautilus Pattern Bold Prints is a big, bold background of shells - which is equally great as the main focal point of your card!

Moving on the clear sets, let's start with the Color Layering Abalone and coordinating Frame Cuts. Layer the three stamps together with different ink colors to build a gorgeous shell. Try adding embossing for the final layer for a gorgeous look.

Next is In a Pinch and In a Pinch Frame Cuts. In addition to the great images in this set, there are also some fun puns in the messages!

Sea You is a smaller 3x4 clear set, and coordinates wonderfully with the other products as well as the main kit.

With Looking Glass Underwater Reef we are introducing a new idea in dies with our Looking Glass collection. Looking Glass Dies are designed for cutting windows, creating backgrounds and building layered scenes. These versatile dies can be used individually, interchangeably, or layered. They shine when combined with stamps, different colors of paper, and slimline cards or any other other card size you choose. Each die is 2.25” wide. Use with our Alignment Tool Stencils for easy placement. 

Another offering is Looking Glass Lighthouse. Layer the three die cuts together to build one of our favorite scenes near the shore.

We're introducing two sizes of stencil to use with the Looking Glass dies - Alignment Tool A2 & A6 Stencil and Alignment Tool Slimline Stencil. These guides make easy to line up the dies for die cutting, and can also be used for stenciling a background color onto your card front.

The latest addition to our Lifestyle line of paper doll dies is Hero Lifestyle Mermaid. Pair this new set with Hero Lifestyle Forms Fancy Dies and Hero Lifestyle Faces to create your merpeople.

Next is Seashells Fancy Dies - a gorgeous set of shell dies as well as a starfish.

Swirling Tide Border Fancy Die with Frame is wonderful for creating your underwater scene with a die cut frame that looks like underwater currents.

And finally, Water Flow Slimline Stencil which also looks like water currents. Great for both slimline and A2 cards!

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 6th 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 7th and continues throughout the following week.

For kit inspiration, be sure to visit all of the Countdown posts from this past weekend if you haven't already! Our Creative Team knocked it out of the park with their creations on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of the Countdown. And for even more inspiration, we've gathered together a blog hop to introduce you to this release. Please leave comments as you visit their blogs. One reader will be randomly selected to win a $50 gift card to use in the Hero Arts store - the more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win!

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:
Jennifer Kotas
Jennifer Shurkus
Nichol Spohr
Rebecca Keppel
And visit on Instagram:
BreAnn Loveland
Kailash Naidoo

Want a closer look at the new products? Join us TOMORROW (Tuesday, May 4th 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 giveaways! 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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46 Responses

Fonda Rush
Fonda Rush

May 08, 2021

What a wonderful release…just in time for spring vacations to the south!

Helen F
Helen F

May 08, 2021

Wow!!! How wonderful! I jsut love this amazing new release! I just love the sea and the idea of cards featuring the sea! Well done!! I love them all!!

Cynthia O.
Cynthia O.

May 07, 2021

Beautiful ocean themed inspiration! Love the large coral image in this kit. Off to hop!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

May 05, 2021

Gorgeous kit and I love the beautiful add-ons! I love the ocean and beaches, so this kit is really calling my name! I grew up in the beach areas of California, near Santa Barbara and the Central Coast. This kit feels like home!

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham

May 05, 2021

What a fantastic kit! I love the background stamps! I’m ready to start the blog hop!

Jennifer Sipula
Jennifer Sipula

May 05, 2021

Love this kit!

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

May 04, 2021

Such a fun kit and lots of great add-on products! I’m loving the Swirling Tide Border Die!

Nancy Tolan
Nancy Tolan

May 04, 2021

I am soooooo excited about this kit. I can’t wait to get it.

Natalie Blais
Natalie Blais

May 04, 2021

What a super fun release! So beautiful and inspiring to create really different cards!

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

May 04, 2021

This is a great MMK! Love the Looking Glass dies! Looking forward to receiving my MMK!

Jean Buller
Jean Buller

May 04, 2021

This is hands down the best kit ever! My son is studying marine biology. I was so sad yesterday when I tried to order it all and the complete set was gone. Ugh. I love this set!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

May 04, 2021

This kit is PERFECT FOR SUMMER! I LOVE all the ocean scenes!!

Cindy Butke
Cindy Butke

May 04, 2021

Love this kit! I am a sucker for anything underwater!

Scraporcraft
Scraporcraft

May 04, 2021

Great project shares. Thanks for the chance.

Tamra Bowman
Tamra Bowman

May 04, 2021

So many neat items in this release!

Viola Leary
Viola Leary

May 04, 2021

I love this and every other ocean set you’ve ever made. I’m an ocean gal even though I live in Iowa. The cards are beautiful I can’t wait to play and color these images.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

May 04, 2021

Wonderful creations. Placed order. May have to add some more add-ons like the framing dies. Budget did not allow the bundle this go around.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Jacinda Chen
Jacinda Chen

May 04, 2021

LOVE this release! Everything is just beautiful!

Dorothy A
Dorothy A

May 04, 2021

What a wonderful water themed release! The kit is fabulous, and all the other products are amazing. These go so well with past water themed kits (of which I have 2). So looking forward to this blog hop and getting inspired.

Laurie Brown
Laurie Brown

May 04, 2021

Super fabulous release!! Can’t wait to play with these new goodies!!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

May 04, 2021

So many beautiful cards!

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

May 04, 2021

I LOVE THESE NEW STAMPS AND DIES!! I love to make ocean themed cards and decor, so these are just right for me.

Mary Ann Reilly
Mary Ann Reilly

May 04, 2021

Can’t wait to SEA this lovely kit when it arrives and all the great inspiration.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

May 04, 2021

Awesome new kit! I can’t wait to see the inspiration.

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

May 04, 2021

This kit lools great. Love the large coral reef cluster.

Jeannie Boudet
Jeannie Boudet

May 04, 2021

Love this kit! Being a Florida keys girl it is perfect for me!

Sue D.
Sue D.

May 04, 2021

Great kit! So many wonderful new ocean themed products… love, love, love!

Susan Young
Susan Young

May 04, 2021

Awesome release! Love the ocean!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

May 03, 2021

What a great release! Loving the new looking glass dies!
God bless!

Margaret T.
Margaret T.

May 03, 2021

Such temptation….

Lori Spitzer
Lori Spitzer

May 03, 2021

Holy mackerel, this release is fintastic! I am loving what I am seeing and loading up the ol’ cart (boat?). Very happy with the items I am seeing.
Lori S in PA

Trish Weaver
Trish Weaver

May 03, 2021

Just watched the video earlier today and had to buy the kit. Beautiful, and since I live in Florida, perfect!! So excited

Linda Mei
Linda Mei

May 03, 2021

love all of it! cant wait to get it all!

Janice Hixon
Janice Hixon

May 03, 2021

This is such a pretty release. The cards that have been made using this release are so colorful and take me to my favorite place, the beach ⛱.

Kinjal Trivedi
Kinjal Trivedi

May 03, 2021

Wow! Never seen such a cool underwater theme!

April Sodoski
April Sodoski

May 03, 2021

So amazing love this!

Geri S
Geri S

May 03, 2021

This is a fabulous kit and I’m sure will sell out fast! Can’t wait for mine!

Melissa Leftrick
Melissa Leftrick

May 03, 2021

I am SO excited for this months kit! I can’t wait to get it and play!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

May 03, 2021

This month’s kit looks absolutely amazing!!

Jean Heming
Jean Heming

May 03, 2021

so georgeous and eye catching th colors are stunning!! I bought alot of thee products including the kit…

Amelia Fleck
Amelia Fleck

May 03, 2021

This is really a wonderful kit and the add ons are great too. I am not usually fond of under the sea themes but the kit inspiration could make me change my mind.

Carol E. Wortman
Carol E. Wortman

May 03, 2021

The looking glass lighthouse die is in my wishlist ….. hoping we shell be together! Soon!

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

May 03, 2021

This kit and all of the add on products look amazing! How awesome!

Linda Crowley
Linda Crowley

May 03, 2021

Wow! It’s even better than I thought it would be, and I thought it would be fantastic! Can’t wait to get my new goodies!!

Rachel G
Rachel G

May 03, 2021

Oh my goodness, squeal I didn’t think I could love the kit more (then from the sneak peeks) but that embossing powder is gorgegous!!! Love the realistic looking sea life & sentiments 😁. The add-one are quite possibly even better, greatly intrigued by the layering window dies!

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

May 03, 2021

Have kit subscription. Placed an order for some of add-ons. Budget not allowing for bundle this time. Did not see May Featured Items in shop.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”