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May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

May 04, 2019 Jessica Frost-Ballas

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the May My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, May 6 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here for the rest of the weekend, sharing inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Jess for another look at this fantastically crafty kit.

Hello! Jess here and I am just head over heels for May's My Monthly Hero kit! It is perfect for creating cards for your crafty friends of all kinds! ;) Today I've created two cards using one of my favorite background techniques: ink smooshing using our soon-to-be released Reactive Inks!

For my first card I smooshed Pool Party and Thistle Reactive Inks onto a piece of scrap acetate. (I got a little excited and jumped the gun on using these inks before they're available; however they will be available at your favorite retailers earlier this month and will be in the Hero Arts shop on May 22nd!  And once you get your hands on them you'll realize why I couldn't resist! ;) ) Anyway, I spritzed the inks with water and then pressed the acetate to a piece of watercolor paper. I let the ink soak in for about 15 seconds and then lifted the acetate. I immediately spritzed the leftover ink with even more water and pressed it to a second piece of acetate to create a softer smooshed background. I let those dry while I worked on the rest of the card.

While the backgrounds were drying I stamped a bunch of the envelope, folded card, and heart stamps from the kit onto Dove White Hero Hues cardstock with Versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. I added a little grey shading to the envelopes and cards with Copic markers and colored the hearts a pretty pink. Most of the more intricate stamps in the kit have coordinating dies but these easy envelope shapes do not so I fussy cut those. Then I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the hearts and cards!

Once the backgrounds were dry I stamped the sentiment onto the softer background with Versamark and heat-embossed it with detail black embossing powder. I also stamped the second sentiment on Pitch Black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I used a combination of Precision Glue and foam mounting tape to arrange the images on the smooshed backgrounds and then adhered the panels to Dove White top folding card bases. Finally I added a layer of clear lacquer to the hearts to finish the cards with a little shine! 

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 countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, May 6, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!

376 Responses

Marilyn Schleppy

Marilyn Schleppy

April 16, 2020

Cute cards and designs.

ELLA

ELLA

May 09, 2019

Iove your design! The blog hop is a really good way to introduce more designers. They make me want to make more cards and more different techniques. Thanks

Daniela Polidoro

Daniela Polidoro

May 07, 2019

I love the colors you have used for the background, they are so sweet.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

May 06, 2019

so cute

billie

billie

May 06, 2019

I cant seem to find where you launch the may kit all I can find is this month and it shows april

Breina Burgin

Breina Burgin

May 06, 2019

Such a sweet pair of cards. I’m hoping to make a bunch for my crafty friends.

Jana Yeager

Jana Yeager

May 06, 2019

So excited for this one!

Monica K

Monica K

May 06, 2019

Love the card… who doesn’t love fun mail?

Kandi Gallegos-Garcia

Kandi Gallegos-Garcia

May 06, 2019

Love love love this!!

Jean maxwell

Jean maxwell

May 06, 2019

Love the little envelope & hearts

Veronica Griffin

Veronica Griffin

May 06, 2019

Love your cards!! I really love the card image!!

Colleen Howell

Colleen Howell

May 06, 2019

Adorable card

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

May 06, 2019

I absolutely love your soft background coloring Jessica! The stamps for May are so cool too :)

Cynthia Dennis

Cynthia Dennis

May 06, 2019

Beautiful card, I cannot wait for this release 😊

K. Eley

K. Eley

May 06, 2019

Love the results everyone gets with the smooshing technique! Really need to try it soon! Great colors and great card!

Flo

Flo

May 05, 2019

I love the little cards and envelopes. There are so cute.

Ann K.

Ann K.

May 05, 2019

Very nice… love the sentiment!

Robert Wilhelm

Robert Wilhelm

May 05, 2019

I love the little cards and envelopes. Looks like an awesome kit

Jan Tinklenberg

Jan Tinklenberg

May 05, 2019

I love it!

Vikki H

Vikki H

May 05, 2019

So many fun ideas with this kit! Thanks.

Nancy Deffner

Nancy Deffner

May 05, 2019

Great card! Love the clean and simple look. Looking forward to more information on the ink.

Adrienne West

Adrienne West

May 05, 2019

Adorable! I can see a lot of great ways to use these stamps ;)

Jan Elmore

Jan Elmore

May 05, 2019

I love Nat’l Scrapbook Day! I really like the new goodies!

Jenny Kihlberg

Jenny Kihlberg

May 05, 2019

So cute! I love the colours, I will have to get some of those reactive inks when they are available. Can’t wait for this kit!

Stephanie Z

Stephanie Z

May 05, 2019

Such a fun card – envelopes with the beautiful colors :)

Deb K

Deb K

May 05, 2019

I can think of so many ideas with these envelopes!

Christina

Christina

May 05, 2019

Can’t wait for the reactive inks too!

Kathi Hall

Kathi Hall

May 05, 2019

Cutecard

Evelyn Larson

Evelyn Larson

May 05, 2019

i agree, i like to be happy so I like to make stuff. the colors for your backgroud was just beautiful.

Karen Chester

Karen Chester

May 05, 2019

The stamp used to make this card would be so sweet on the outside of an envelope. Can’t wait to get my kit.

Helen Lo

Helen Lo

May 05, 2019

So soft but awesome. Love it.

Barb Kohout

Barb Kohout

May 05, 2019

Love the little envelopes – the hearts are a perfect touch to a wonderful layout.

Barb Kohout

Barb Kohout

May 05, 2019

Love the little e

Chandhini

Chandhini

May 05, 2019

Such a beautiful card, love the inky BG.

D.Ann C

D.Ann C

May 05, 2019

So true!! Love the soft watercolors to accentuate!

Subhashini

Subhashini

May 05, 2019

The card looks super fun, especially playing with inks to achieve the great background!! Thanks for the opportunity to win

Helen Gullett

Helen Gullett

May 05, 2019

They are beautiful and sweet CAS cards for crafty friends. LOVE IT!

Stacey

Stacey

May 05, 2019

So cute, I have such a thing for envelopes so this is a winner!

Toni L

Toni L

May 05, 2019

Love the simplicity and eye-catching appeal of your card. Can hardly wait to see the remainder of the kit.

Kelly W.

Kelly W.

May 05, 2019

Jess, your card is fabulous! Love the pretty background with the reactive inks and those adorable envelopes! Such a fun kit this month!

Hanh

Hanh

May 05, 2019

Love the stamps in this kit! Can’t wait to get it!

Denise K Terry

Denise K Terry

May 05, 2019

This is looking like a really great crafty kit and I can’t wait to see it all!

Cha Lion

Cha Lion

May 05, 2019

Love how the envelopes stand out from the colored background. This kit is going to be awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Kati Caprara

Kati Caprara

May 05, 2019

These letters and envelopes are so cute!!! Love the watercolored background — so fun!! This is a fantastic kit!! I have been wanting to add a crafty items kit to my stash for a while now and this looks like an awesome one!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Great job!!

Amy Sonnemann

Amy Sonnemann

May 05, 2019

You had me hooked at water reactive inks…YES PLEASE!!! Fun card. Thanks for sharing.

Barb Oliver

Barb Oliver

May 05, 2019

Thank you for sharing all of the beautiful, colorful inspiration for this fun kit! So looking forward to playing with these fun stamps.

Kathy McCreary

Kathy McCreary

May 05, 2019

I love the stamp sets! I will use them for Happy Mail cards to make other people smile! I love Hero Arts!

Shirley Wallen

Shirley Wallen

May 05, 2019

It just keeps getting better and better.

Becca Neeley

Becca Neeley

May 05, 2019

Lovely cards Jessica! I struggle with clean and simple cards, but always admire them. I’m going to keep this layout in mind: an ink smooshed background with a stamped image focal point seems like the perfect formula! Thanks for sharing.

Julie L

Julie L

May 05, 2019

Love these cards. So far, the sentiments I’ve seen in this release make me very happy.

Kathy

Kathy

May 05, 2019

Love the sentiments!

Martha Berry

Martha Berry

May 05, 2019

I really like the “suggestion” of color with these backgrounds rather than a bold background. That way, the little cards and envelopes really stand out. Looking forward to the full release Monday!

Jeanette Butler

Jeanette Butler

May 05, 2019

Such sweet cards, perfect for sending a crafty friend some happy mail. Love those new reactive ink colours too; no wonder you couldn’t wait to play with them. Thanks for sharing, Jeannette

Lee Winemiller Cockrum

Lee Winemiller Cockrum

May 05, 2019

Such a great sentiment!! Fun card.

Lagene

Lagene

May 05, 2019

Super sweet love letters on the smooshed background.

Louise Horner

Louise Horner

May 05, 2019

I can’t wait to ace these cute little envelopes on envelopes as well as the card! Love your simply striking design!

Rheanna Hoffman

Rheanna Hoffman

May 05, 2019

I love the simplicity of these cards. Not too busy. Just the perfect amount. Very nice job!!

Erica Perry

Erica Perry

May 05, 2019

This is a cute card! Nothing like a clean and simple design!

Peggy Smith

Peggy Smith

May 05, 2019

Sweet cards. This is a super fun kit!!

Linda Kunsman

Linda Kunsman

May 05, 2019

lovely card!

Vickie Hawkins

Vickie Hawkins

May 05, 2019

Beautiful!

Maggie

Maggie

May 05, 2019

These adorable cards make me happy. Love the soft colors from the ink smooshing.

Kim Heggins

Kim Heggins

May 05, 2019

The perfect card for another card maker…so cute.

Sharon Lumadue

Sharon Lumadue

May 05, 2019

I like that this stamp set is not the usual floral or character image. It’s refreshing to " step outside of the box once in a while".

Janet Sisk

Janet Sisk

May 05, 2019

OMG! I love that sentiment, “Make stuff. Be happy.” Your cards are so fun. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Janet

Janet

May 05, 2019

Oh how we need this kit! Love your artistic card.

Sue D

Sue D

May 05, 2019

I like the pretty colors in the background for the envelopes.

Michele W

Michele W

May 05, 2019

Love the backgrounds you created for these sweet clean and simple cards. Looking forward to playing with the new reactive inks.

Carla

Carla

May 05, 2019

Jess, this is so simple and BRILLIANT! I know, I know, we’ve seen ideas similar to this, but it’s awesome!!!! It never gets old! Happy mail! That’s what this says to me.

Carla

Carla

May 05, 2019

Jess, this is so simple and BRILLIANT! I know, I know, we’ve seen ideas similar to this, but it’s awesome!!!! It never gets old! Happy mail! That’s what this says to me.

Suzanne Blankinship

Suzanne Blankinship

May 05, 2019

So fun! Love your colors and layout! Great card💕

Anne B

Anne B

May 05, 2019

Adorable card – love your use of the smooshing technique.

Michelle Hackett

Michelle Hackett

May 05, 2019

I agree, and my crafty life will be so much happier with this kit❤️.

Ashlyn

Ashlyn

May 05, 2019

Your ink smooshing is stunning! I hope the reactive inks come in ink cubes so I can try them!

Angie McA

Angie McA

May 05, 2019

So beautiful! So excited 😊

Christine Eck

Christine Eck

May 05, 2019

Jessica, thank you for showing us those awesome inks on this perfect card! I can’t wait for all the more goodies to be revealed from this kit and the next release!

Diane

Diane

May 05, 2019

How could ou not be happy with the happy notes coming your way.

Terrie Durgin

Terrie Durgin

May 05, 2019

These are both such pretty cards! I just love the little envelopes and folded cards. :)

Janet

Janet

May 05, 2019

Oh I can not wait to see the whole kit! Love this darling card!

Maureen Sheehan

Maureen Sheehan

May 05, 2019

Gorgeous! Such a great look.

Leslie Spring

Leslie Spring

May 05, 2019

Great kit! Great company! Thanks for the cute cards, Jesse.
Mary Toutlian-Fleer

Mary Toutlian-Fleer

May 05, 2019

what a darling cards. I cannot wait to see the whole kit.

Marilee DeMars

Marilee DeMars

May 05, 2019

Pretty card! Makes me happy just thinking about giving or receiving a card like that!!

Erika M Shapiro

Erika M Shapiro

May 05, 2019

Super creative and crafty! This is an amazing kit and perfect for me!! I can’t wait to get creative with my own kit!

Joyce Soo Hoo

Joyce Soo Hoo

May 05, 2019

Jess,
Your cards are clean and simple. They make me happy!

colleen

colleen

May 05, 2019

I volunteer with third graders and introduce letter writing to them. They write to me, I write back. Last year’s class of 20 children wrote over 350 letters to me during the school year. This stamp set would be delightful to use!!

Linda Trace

Linda Trace

May 05, 2019

this is so sweet Jess. This kit is clearly a must have

Maria Muñoz

Maria Muñoz

May 05, 2019

Can”t wait to have the kit and star creating

Anushree Vaish

Anushree Vaish

May 05, 2019

Adorable card Jessica…thanks for sharing!!

Vicki Groe

Vicki Groe

May 05, 2019

This is super cute! Could even be used for Valentines Day.

Laurie Meier

Laurie Meier

May 05, 2019

Make Stuff – Be Happy! How perfect is that? The envelope images are wonderful!

nancy f

nancy f

May 05, 2019

Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda S. Schuhmacher

Brenda S. Schuhmacher

May 05, 2019

Love the little envelopes. I can see using them over and over again.

Johanna Thomas

Johanna Thomas

May 05, 2019

Great cards! Love the look of those reactive inks. The sentiments in this set a fantastic! Can’t wait to see the whole set!

Susan King

Susan King

May 05, 2019

Lovely card Jessica. So cute and looks like it was a fairly quick card!

Joni Mastronardi

Joni Mastronardi

May 05, 2019

Love all these “crafty” stamps! and cards.

Cathy Lenda

Cathy Lenda

May 05, 2019

Love the simple look! Great card.

Jewel

Jewel

May 05, 2019

This stamp set looks darling!

Sandi MacIver

Sandi MacIver

May 05, 2019

such a cute card Jessica, love those little cards and envelopes and I can see why you couldn’t wait to play with the new inks, they are awesome.

Jewel

Jewel

May 05, 2019

LOVE – LOVE – LOVE this darling crafty set!

Sherry Olson

Sherry Olson

May 05, 2019

What a great wat to show off your crafting.

Andrea B

Andrea B

May 05, 2019

What a fun background technique! I’m so excited to see this month’s kit!

Leni

Leni

May 05, 2019

Such a sweet card! Looking forward to launching day!

Geneviève

Geneviève

May 05, 2019

New inks omg i am in trouble
Beautiful cards :)

Patricia Coleman

Patricia Coleman

May 05, 2019

Adorable card!! Love crafty stamp sets!

Linda Jones

Linda Jones

May 05, 2019

Loving the sentiments from this kit!!

Elaine Wood

Elaine Wood

May 05, 2019

Love this card clean and simple but still colourful

Kathy Esquerra

Kathy Esquerra

May 05, 2019

So adorable, can’t wait to see the whole set.

Anne Snelgrove

Anne Snelgrove

May 05, 2019

Such a cute pair of cards. I can’t wait to get my hands on those reactive inks that you did the smooshing with! Looking forward to this kit coming out on Monday.

Yasmine Omar

Yasmine Omar

May 05, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the background colors.

Ruth Dupchen

Ruth Dupchen

May 05, 2019

Love the sneak peek cards.

Bo

Bo

May 05, 2019

Cool inks and the colors are really pretty. Can’t wait to see all the available colors.

NCDonna

NCDonna

May 05, 2019

Oh My! Those are gorgeous colors. Love your use of the white space too. Thanks for sharing.

Karen M. Roth

Karen M. Roth

May 05, 2019

Such a cute card. I love the little hearts and the way it looks like the envelopes are flying through the air to their intended recipient :) <3

Helen Potter

Helen Potter

May 05, 2019

Love the look of the inks and I really want that kit

Anna Rodgers

Anna Rodgers

May 05, 2019

As always, I love your card designs. These are so simple, yet sweet! I’m looking forward to the kit reveal!

Sherry

Sherry

May 05, 2019

Love this kit, so many fun ideas!

Karen Lingel

Karen Lingel

May 05, 2019

I like the smooshing technique! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Dana M

Dana M

May 05, 2019

Wonderfully clean and fabulous card designs!

DeniseP

DeniseP

May 05, 2019

Such a beautiful example! Can’t wait for Monday.

Artconquers

Artconquers

May 05, 2019

Cute stamp with lovely sentiment.. Great kit..

Sharon gullikson

Sharon gullikson

May 05, 2019

Love snail mail. Cute and simple. Good job😊

Brian Poteraj

Brian Poteraj

May 05, 2019

The mail theme is very cute. I like the envelopes

Ellen Gilliam

Ellen Gilliam

May 05, 2019

Simple and inviting. I could imagine creating a stationery set using these stamps

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

May 05, 2019

Pretty colors for the background, and I love the cute card and envelopes!

kathy dumpert

kathy dumpert

May 05, 2019

I need to get my hands on more colors of the reactive inks!

Bertha

Bertha

May 05, 2019

Great cards! A crafty life really is a happy life!! Thanks for sharing.

Bessie Phillips

Bessie Phillips

May 05, 2019

Love your cards! I especially like the backgrounds you made. They really highlight this great stamp set!

Pam Quisenberry

Pam Quisenberry

May 05, 2019

Love your cards! Looking forward to the new reactive inks.

Susan

Susan

May 05, 2019

Great colors. Can’t wait to see more!

JL

JL

May 05, 2019

This might make a nice gift for another crafter.

Stephanie Atterbury

Stephanie Atterbury

May 05, 2019

Super cute! Love using that little bit of color to really showcase the stamps!

Tanya Boser

Tanya Boser

May 05, 2019

Beautiful!! And I can’t wait to get my hands on those reactive inks after I played with the March 2019 kit!

StampinLouie

StampinLouie

May 04, 2019

Love the sentiments

Kirsten

Kirsten

May 04, 2019

Lovely card, Jess. Sometimes a clean and simple card just hits the spot. Now I’m SO excited for release of the reactive inks. The ones that I have received in the My Monthly Hero kits are well loved. Thanks for the inspiration.

Becky Moore

Becky Moore

May 04, 2019

Awe! Thats so cute!

Ang

Ang

May 04, 2019

Fun cards.

Nicole Span

Nicole Span

May 04, 2019

Beautiful watercolor… Love the sentiment… So excited for this kit!

Ashley Shaffer

Ashley Shaffer

May 04, 2019

this card has a sweet simplicity that would lend well to being for a guy or gal i just love it soooooo much! jess never fails to impress!

Cheryl Phillips

Cheryl Phillips

May 04, 2019

Love the ink colors! Ang of course great cards! Love this kit.

Lisa H.

Lisa H.

May 04, 2019

Love these cards. I like the sentiments – make stuff be happy. (And repeat.)

Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren

May 04, 2019

Great job on these cards. Love the look of the smooshed inks. Those envelopes and cards are the cutest. Thanks for the great ideas.

Thersha Lewis

Thersha Lewis

May 04, 2019

TFS this beaut Jess! These sentiments are everything I need for crafting peace of mind! Who knew making stuff could make me so happy🤔…Hero Arts knew 😏!!!

karenajo

karenajo

May 04, 2019

Love the background – very pretty colors! Great card and sentiments – thanks for sharing !

KerrynM

KerrynM

May 04, 2019

Love your cards, Jess. The colours are gorgeous

Beverly U

Beverly U

May 04, 2019

I absolutely love your ink smooshing technique! Can’t wait for these new reactive inks to become available! Beautiful cards!!!

Dori

Dori

May 04, 2019

Nice cards…. and I love the way you used the inks!

Nancarrow Brown

Nancarrow Brown

May 04, 2019

Love the background!

Laura Staley

Laura Staley

May 04, 2019

Love your card! I really like the smooching technique but have not mastered it yet. Guess I’ll have to play with the new inks! The little card and envelope stamps are so cute!

Susan McRae

Susan McRae

May 04, 2019

Fabulous clean and simple design!

Stacy T

Stacy T

May 04, 2019

So sweet! Love the colors on this card.
And the stamps, of course!

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

May 04, 2019

Pretty inking and
cute notes!
Carla from Utah

Gretchen n

Gretchen n

May 04, 2019

Looking at the backgrounds you made I can appreciate how awesome the inks must be! I love the way the colors acted!

Krystal Showalter

Krystal Showalter

May 04, 2019

This is such a sweet and simple card that is just fabulous!

Aisha Roberts

Aisha Roberts

May 04, 2019

Love both your cards!! Can’t wait for this kit!!

Pat

Pat

May 04, 2019

Made me feel happy to look at your cards, Jessica! Love that “Make stuff. Be Happy”!

Mary Jane G.

Mary Jane G.

May 04, 2019

I love tiny things!!! The envelope is adorable.

Dee Earnshaw

Dee Earnshaw

May 04, 2019

sweet projects:)

Golda

Golda

May 04, 2019

These are beautiful. I love the background inking.

Amy Hanne

Amy Hanne

May 04, 2019

I love the tiny envelopes! Happy mail is my favorite kind of mail!

Kathy Wong

Kathy Wong

May 04, 2019

Beautiful color choices!! I LOVE this kit and all the fun images !!!

Vanessa

Vanessa

May 04, 2019

I love the colors

Bonita Reyes

Bonita Reyes

May 04, 2019

Wow!

Cynthia C.

Cynthia C.

May 04, 2019

Love these cards!!

Cristina Wu

Cristina Wu

May 04, 2019

I love the simplicity of this card. I can see using my watercolors or distress inks on this one.

Kellie

Kellie

May 04, 2019

This kit seems to be good for clean and simple cards ♥️

Aggie

Aggie

May 04, 2019

So cute!

Pamela Shea

Pamela Shea

May 04, 2019

Your cards are my favorite! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Dempsey

Nancy Dempsey

May 04, 2019

Cute cards and I love the sentiments!
Can’t wait for Monday!

Fiona Duff

Fiona Duff

May 04, 2019

This is looking like a great release!

Carrie Carver

Carrie Carver

May 04, 2019

This kit is going to be so great! 👏🏼

Judie Attard

Judie Attard

May 04, 2019

Woohoo what beautiful cards! So excited about this kit!

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

May 04, 2019

These are awesome!! Gonna be a great kit! :)

Yanil

Yanil

May 04, 2019

Love it! 😍

Debbie McKelvey

Debbie McKelvey

May 04, 2019

Cute cards! I think this kit will be lots of fun to use and can’t wait to play.

Maria

Maria

May 04, 2019

Make stuff be happy. Repeat and begin the day. So happy for this kit.

Lorraine McKenzie-Binns

Lorraine McKenzie-Binns

May 04, 2019

Love the soft background. :-)

Kendra

Kendra

May 04, 2019

That’s a great color combination. I need to try that!

Darcy P

Darcy P

May 04, 2019

Love the smooshing! Fun, happy cards.

Mary

Mary

May 04, 2019

Making cards with Hero Arts products ……makes me happy!!!!

Katie M

Katie M

May 04, 2019

I love the smooshing of those new colors. Such a perfect contrast to the stamped cards and envelopes!

Jewel

Jewel

May 04, 2019

Can’t wait for this super cute crafty kit! ✂️🎨

Brenda

Brenda

May 04, 2019

Your card makes me smile!

Kerry A.

Kerry A.

May 04, 2019

I love this so much! What a fun set to play with!!

Sandy

Sandy

May 04, 2019

This is beautiful! I’m excited about this kit. Thanks for the inspiration!

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

May 04, 2019

Your kits are always fabulous. I keep trying to win one so maybe this is my time!! Yay!

Barbragh Ford

Barbragh Ford

May 04, 2019

Love your card! This kit is going to be awesome!

LindaE

LindaE

May 04, 2019

Kudos to whoever came up with these crafty sayings. I love it.

Kim Alston

Kim Alston

May 04, 2019

How fun! I can’t wait to try this out!

Fatima Khalid

Fatima Khalid

May 04, 2019

I like the faint paint at the back, it would be great to use real envelopes too

Stephanie B

Stephanie B

May 04, 2019

Jessica, once again…fabulous. I love your design here. The colors POP!

Cyndi Morris

Cyndi Morris

May 04, 2019

Love your simple, sweet cards. Your backgrounds are beautiful.

Mary in Wausau WI

Mary in Wausau WI

May 04, 2019

Perfect for crafty friends! ❤️
Looking forward to this kits arrival…

Rosemary D

Rosemary D

May 04, 2019

super fun set of cards!

Carol H

Carol H

May 04, 2019

These cards are great! I can see we’ll get a lot of use from this kit. Fabulous!

Kirsty

Kirsty

May 04, 2019

Such a wonderful card!

Shelia

Shelia

May 04, 2019

Love the CAS look of these fun cards. Your backgrounds are beautiful!

Janet Durbin

Janet Durbin

May 04, 2019

This kit looks fantastic! Love the envelopes and sentiments!

Robin McGhee

Robin McGhee

May 04, 2019

Lovely card designs! I can tell this kit has a lot of items to help inspire the artist in us! I am looking forward to owning one!

Rebecca Attwood

Rebecca Attwood

May 04, 2019

Beautiful cards – loving the fun sentiments from this kit.

Virginia Ellison

Virginia Ellison

May 04, 2019

Jess, super cool technique with the smooching…. can’the wait to try this…. super cute cards….

Felicia C

Felicia C

May 04, 2019

I love the end product of the techniques that were used in this card.

Lisa

Lisa

May 04, 2019

The backgrounds you did are fantastic! They are just the pop of color to make the smaller images really shine. I just love simple cards and these two are great.

Dawn D Niewiadomski

Dawn D Niewiadomski

May 04, 2019

This sample is neat! Cards on a card, kinda like a picture within a picture.

Emmie W

Emmie W

May 04, 2019

I’m so looking forward to this kit. I’ve been on the fence about buying tiny envelope stamps and am so happy to see them for this month. Your designs are so simple, and do-able, yet pack a cute little punch. Another great kit from Hero Arts!

Diana King

Diana King

May 04, 2019

My family is from The Netherlands. I remember the excitement when my mom would get a letter from her dad or brother. There is no better mail than a card from a family member. I love this, Jessica❣️

Crystal

Crystal

May 04, 2019

Such great sentiments and I have a soft spot for tiny envelopes and hearts! Cute, cute cards. ❤️

Neha Mahajan

Neha Mahajan

May 04, 2019

Love the watercolor look you created in the background. Looks refreshing and goes with summer weather.

T

T

May 04, 2019

Love this card Jess!

Kortney Wilson

Kortney Wilson

May 04, 2019

I love all the crafty smiles you can make with this set!

Pamela

Pamela

May 04, 2019

Can’t wait for this one… been eyeing a bunch of stamp sets just like this, but this one looks to be perfect!

Stacy L

Stacy L

May 04, 2019

Your card is super cute. I love it!

E R  Wade

E R Wade

May 04, 2019

I love it!

Henriétte

Henriétte

May 04, 2019

The backgrounds are awesome Jess and they are perfect to compliment the gorgeous little stamped envelopes.
Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and have a great weekend.

Lynn Hardy

Lynn Hardy

May 04, 2019

Those little card and envelope images are so cute!

Jamie Shipman

Jamie Shipman

May 04, 2019

Oh these cards are just awesome! Love the smooshing of the ink. Can’t wait to try that technique on my cards!

Vicki D

Vicki D

May 04, 2019

Time to craft = happy time!

Linda Sodano

Linda Sodano

May 04, 2019

This card is great! Love this kit!

Ethan F

Ethan F

May 04, 2019

Fabulous card!

Diana W

Diana W

May 04, 2019

The backgrounds on these cards are beautiful! I am so excited for this set!

Angela Runkel

Angela Runkel

May 04, 2019

The little envelopes are stinking cute!

Rachel W

Rachel W

May 04, 2019

I really like the clean and simple look of these cards. And the mini cards and envelopes are so cute!

Rebecca

Rebecca

May 04, 2019

Love the little envelopes!

Liron Alush

Liron Alush

May 04, 2019

So so cute!

Caroline

Caroline

May 04, 2019

Wonderfully made, Jessica! One of my favorite cards from all of yours that I have seen. Looks like this kit has my name on it.

Jackie

Jackie

May 04, 2019

Wow, gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie K.

Bonnie K.

May 04, 2019

Love the look of the ink smooshing. And these little hearts and envelopes are really cute!

Tammy

Tammy

May 04, 2019

Reminds me of Happy Mail, everyone loves to get happy mail. 😊

Josmary

Josmary

May 04, 2019

Can’t wait to see full reveal. And also try those reactive inks

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

May 04, 2019

These are fun cards and I like the reactive backgrounds Jess created! Thanks for sharing such great ideas!!

Becca Yahrling

Becca Yahrling

May 04, 2019

These are both adorable. Perfect CAS cards, too.

Cathy Jordison

Cathy Jordison

May 04, 2019

Great cards! I like to ink smoosh too! I love your soft pastels for the background. Awesome cards for fellow card makers!💕

Cathy Jordison

Cathy Jordison

May 04, 2019

Great cards! I like to ink smoosh too! I love your soft pastels for the background. Awesome cards for fellow card makers!💕

Kelly Booth

Kelly Booth

May 04, 2019

Gorgeous!!

Georgie

Georgie

May 04, 2019

What cute and easy cards, yet they convey happiness and warmth. The strokes of color certainly add to the charm of these sweet cards.

Brandy Duncan

Brandy Duncan

May 04, 2019

The ink smooching gives a great background to display the cute envelopes from the kit on. This kit makes me happy. I can’t wait to see all of the products together.

Suzi Metcalfe

Suzi Metcalfe

May 04, 2019

Such great cards. The message is perfect. I need to craft to be happy!

Kitty Tatman

Kitty Tatman

May 04, 2019

Love the soft background. I always try for something similar and wind up going hog wild with the color!! I never seem to end up with that gentle, blended look. Lovely!

Kylie R Z

Kylie R Z

May 04, 2019

Love the background that you created!

PHYLLIS DUNN

PHYLLIS DUNN

May 04, 2019

Love these cards and I’m so excited about this set! I can’t wait to see (buy) this kit. Thank you!

Tonia Sims

Tonia Sims

May 04, 2019

Great CAS card design.

Margaret R

Margaret R

May 04, 2019

These are the perfect sentiments for celebrating the crafty life! Can’t wait to see the rest!

Cynthia O.

Cynthia O.

May 04, 2019

Great CAS design, Jess! Love those sentiments.

Erika Hayes

Erika Hayes

May 04, 2019

AH-DOR-AH-BLE! This is so cute. I am gonna LOVE this kit I can already tell!

Melissa Ringnalda

Melissa Ringnalda

May 04, 2019

This kit is going to be fun to use. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Dorothy

Dorothy

May 04, 2019

This is a fun stamp and will be great used on top of letters (yes, I still write to friends via snail-mail)/

Marianna

Marianna

May 04, 2019

Lovely clean and simple card! This kit seems like a must have!

Marty C

Marty C

May 04, 2019

I have got to get those colors AND this kit!!!! Everything I’ve seen so far looks AMAZING!!!! Tyfs!!!!😍😍

Geri S

Geri S

May 04, 2019

Great cards, inks, and stamps. Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

annie SOLOMON

annie SOLOMON

May 04, 2019

Love the color in the corner idea. Very cool!

Lindar C

Lindar C

May 04, 2019

I can’t resist anything mail/postal related. Very cute card.

Jeanette D.

Jeanette D.

May 04, 2019

Oh, I can already see the possibilities for this kit. Love this card!

Deb

Deb

May 04, 2019

Wow! This just keeps getting better and better! Love it. Love the technique you used. Your cards are darling!

littlen

littlen

May 04, 2019

Simple but cute. Love it.

Marianne

Marianne

May 04, 2019

Such a beauty; clean and simpel. And the sentence: so very true 😃

Allie

Allie

May 04, 2019

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Totally up my Allieway 😁 Now to fret it out until Monday SIGH 😅

Marianne

Marianne

May 04, 2019

Such a beauty; clean and simpel. And the sentence: so very true 😃

Juana Vega

Juana Vega

May 04, 2019

Great color background, looking forward to finding this ink. Love the sentiment!

Linda

Linda

May 04, 2019

Love, love, love❤️

Ute

Ute

May 04, 2019

Oh great cards, can’t wait to see the kit, love your colorcombination… Hugs

Cyndee

Cyndee

May 04, 2019

Love the soft backgrounds! Just the colors I would pick. The reactive inks look like they will be a terrific new addition.

Judy

Judy

May 04, 2019

I love the small envelopes and the colorful background!

Mary Beth

Mary Beth

May 04, 2019

Love these sentiments! Can’t wait to see it all!

Michelle Montemurro

Michelle Montemurro

May 04, 2019

Love this technique. Can wait to try it. Love the adorable little envelope can cards.

Mary M

Mary M

May 04, 2019

This is a great set. Love your cards.

Cindy Hanson

Cindy Hanson

May 04, 2019

So cute! Love your cards!

Andre M.

Andre M.

May 04, 2019

Beautiful sentiments on these cards. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

Nancy Wilcox

Nancy Wilcox

May 04, 2019

Love these itty bitty envelopes and the crafty sentiments.

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

May 04, 2019

Great backgrounds. Love the sentiments.

Judy W.

Judy W.

May 04, 2019

Beautiful cards! Love the smooshed background created with the new inks. This new kit looks like so much fun!

Phoebe

Phoebe

May 04, 2019

I love the colors used in the card.

Claudia N

Claudia N

May 04, 2019

Lovely card! Ink smooshing always makes a great background.

Sue Rodriguez

Sue Rodriguez

May 04, 2019

This looks like such a fun kit! I know my friends and family will be seeing a lot of elements from this kit on upcoming cards 😁

Lana

Lana

May 04, 2019

Clean, simple, and oh, so pretty!

Concepcion Diaz

Concepcion Diaz

May 04, 2019

❤️❤️can’t wait!

Deneen Wilson

Deneen Wilson

May 04, 2019

So pretty

Lori Poffenroth

Lori Poffenroth

May 04, 2019

This background is so pretty.

Seema Raja

Seema Raja

May 04, 2019

Love the colors of these reactive inks and how you have blended them. Looking forward to this month’s kit!

Lieve Stoffels

Lieve Stoffels

May 04, 2019

Those cards are beautiful ! Great backgrounds, the “bold” as well as the softer one.
This new kit looks promising ! If I see it right, the envelope stamp is without the little heart — that way it makes it usable for may ocasions.
Curious to find out more soon.
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Kathy Wills

Kathy Wills

May 04, 2019

Like it, love the inks.

GLenda M Sultan

GLenda M Sultan

May 04, 2019

I like your idea of using acetate. I think this will give more control of the inks. I can’t wait to see the colors. The clear embossing makes the lines on the envelopes crisp. Lovely card, Jess.

JillT

JillT

May 04, 2019

Beautiful cards! Can’t wait to see the full kit

Heidi Macy

Heidi Macy

May 04, 2019

Love the results with your inky backgrounds! Very pretty and textured!

Lynn C

Lynn C

May 04, 2019

Looks like May is a great month at Hero Arts! Love these stamps.

Iggy

Iggy

May 04, 2019

Love the background!

Kim S.

Kim S.

May 04, 2019

Reactive inks, sigh. Wallet, here I come.

marylouh

marylouh

May 04, 2019

This would be fun to use on the outside of
the envelope. thanks for the sneak peek.
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Traci

Traci

May 04, 2019

This just keeps getting better! Love the color choice for these cards.

Cynthia Cole

Cynthia Cole

May 04, 2019

Love these happy mail cards!

Liza Dehnel

Liza Dehnel

May 04, 2019

I’m somexcited for this kit. Love your card!

Jean G

Jean G

May 04, 2019

Very cute idea.

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

May 04, 2019

Oh I love the little envelopes! SOOOOO CUTE!

glenna

glenna

May 04, 2019

I love envelops that are decorated, love these ideas. This is a great example, thanks so much.

Evan F

Evan F

May 04, 2019

This kit is so much fun!

Retta Lutte

Retta Lutte

May 04, 2019

I always forget to “smoosh”. Love the results!!! Sweet cards!

Mateja P

Mateja P

May 04, 2019

This would be an amazing card to find in the mailbox. Love it!

Maria C F

Maria C F

May 04, 2019

This kit is right up my alley!

Isabel Z

Isabel Z

May 04, 2019

Love this kit!

Lindarub

Lindarub

May 04, 2019

Beautiful card!

Lynette

Lynette

May 04, 2019

I love the simplicity of these cards. Can’t wait to play with the reactive Inks.

Linda S.

Linda S.

May 04, 2019

I really like the envelopes in this card kit. Can’t wait to get mine.

Natalie Winterstein

Natalie Winterstein

May 04, 2019

So pretty!

Laura P.

Laura P.

May 04, 2019

I love your card and am so excited to try the Hero Arts reactive dyes! The colors are so beautiful. Thanks for explaining your smooshing technique!

Eva

Eva

May 04, 2019

Oh wow!! With this Inspiration I‘m really happy that I started a subscription!!!

Avra N Williams

Avra N Williams

May 04, 2019

So cute!

Emily Henry

Emily Henry

May 04, 2019

I love the backgrounds. Can’t wait to try out the new inks. Thanks for your input on them.

Martha Deines

Martha Deines

May 04, 2019

Love this, can’t wait to see more!!!

Jane Rakonczay

Jane Rakonczay

May 04, 2019

I LOVE the tiny envelopes! Great card. This is proving to be a very fun kit!

Anne hudgens

Anne hudgens

May 04, 2019

These are so adorable ! Can’t wait to but the inks!!

Claudia A

Claudia A

May 04, 2019

Such beautiful colors and stanps! Looking forward to seeing the whole release!

Jo Ham

Jo Ham

May 04, 2019

I love this. The verses are perfect. The water color look is beautiful. This kit looks like a winner and I am sure it will sell out quickly.

Teri S.

Teri S.

May 04, 2019

Isn’t it the truth? Crafting does make us happy! I really like the CAS style of your card Jess & love the bit of watercolour smooshing in the background.

MandaLJ

MandaLJ

May 04, 2019

Your cards are so cute! I love the backgrounds and the sentiments are so apt!

Jenny K.

Jenny K.

May 04, 2019

I love the open white space – the cards are clean but very eye-catching! Nice!

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

May 04, 2019

Love your fun card! It is perfect for crafters. Also like it’s clean and simple design.
Thanks so much for sharing…

Gail Fort

Gail Fort

May 04, 2019

I can hardly wait to see what else is in this kit! Love the crafty components so far!

Susan S

Susan S

May 04, 2019

Such cute cards; lovs the colors. Snail mail lives on.

Susan A Busada

Susan A Busada

May 04, 2019

I love that there are stamps we can use to send cards to our crafty friends!

Gina McCarty

Gina McCarty

May 04, 2019

Love your smooshed backgrounds. Anxious to see more of the reactive inks. I’m not to good with watercolor but these inks make it simple to create awesome backgrounds for cards.

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

May 04, 2019

These CAS designs are super fun, I love the sentiments!

Randy

Randy

May 04, 2019

I’m going to need to try this smooshing technique! Love how it turned out!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

May 04, 2019

I am already head-over-heels for this kit, and am on the edge of my seat for it to show up in my mailbox!!! Sweet little crafty happy mail you’ve got goin’ Jessica!

Margie

Margie

May 04, 2019

Cute card and will coordinate nicely with some other stamps and dies I have

Georgette A

Georgette A

May 04, 2019

Beautiful simplicity! ♥️

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

May 04, 2019

I completely agree with what your cards say! This new kit looks like lots of fun!

Helen

Helen

May 04, 2019

Like this design using simple envelopes on a colorful background. This promises to be a great kit. tfs

SHARI CZERWINSKI

SHARI CZERWINSKI

May 04, 2019

Love the background colors, and the tiny envelopes are perfect for cards!

Karen Hale

Karen Hale

May 04, 2019

Thanks, Jessica for sharing your darling card AND the new inks! Look forward to seeing more about them.

Debra Ordoyne

Debra Ordoyne

May 04, 2019

Can’t wait too try the new inks.it will make great backgrounds for my cards

Theresa Pollack

Theresa Pollack

May 04, 2019

Great cards! Love those mini envelopes.

Susan Bennett

Susan Bennett

May 04, 2019

Still loving this kit!!!

Valerie

Valerie

May 04, 2019

I’m really enjoying the simplicity of those cards and how refreshing and joyful they feel.

Janine Gearhart

Janine Gearhart

May 04, 2019

These are great cards to send to a crafty or artist friend. I know so many people who are retired and most of them have a craft they love. These cards are perfect for them. Beautiful cards.

Jeanette Rochnowski

Jeanette Rochnowski

May 04, 2019

So soft and pretty. I have been wanting to try ink smooshing and still haven’t done it yet. I like that you made a second softer version. Both very lovely. ❤️😊

Karen L Hetherington

Karen L Hetherington

May 04, 2019

Thank you Jess. I always enjoy your card creations. This kit hits the spot!

Debbie Rumpza

Debbie Rumpza

May 04, 2019

Adorable! Love those tiny envelopes.

Marianne

Marianne

May 04, 2019

Sweet! Wish I could afford to buy this kit…

Susan

Susan

May 04, 2019

Too cute! I’ve been looking for stamps with these little “heart” envelopes – so these will be super fun to use and send!

Jane Mcbee

Jane Mcbee

May 04, 2019

Those reactive inks are beautiful. The backgrounds are amazing.

Kimberly T.

Kimberly T.

May 04, 2019

So cute…can’t wait to see this kit!

Amy Cooley

Amy Cooley

May 04, 2019

These mini envelopes are adorable! I love the crafty theme this month.

Jackie S

Jackie S

May 04, 2019

This kit looks perfect for crafty friends !

Lonya H Mathys

Lonya H Mathys

May 04, 2019

Cute cards and I do like the new ink colors. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn

Lynn

May 04, 2019

I have been with My Monthly Hero kits almost from the beginning. I think this kit may end up being my new favorite! Your card design is perfect to have on hand and then add your sentiment at the last minute. CAN’T WAIT to get this one!!

CaroleRenn

CaroleRenn

May 04, 2019

Awesome CAS cards! Love your pastel backgrounds.

Becky Reynolds

Becky Reynolds

May 04, 2019

This is such a cute set, perfect for anyone or the crafty friends in my life. Can’t wait to see more.

BeverlyBL

BeverlyBL

May 04, 2019

Love the smooshing on your really cute card.. love those little envelopes, too.

Cheri Johnston

Cheri Johnston

May 04, 2019

I love the 1st message, it’s perfect to send to my 10 year old granddaughter! I look forward to this release every month! I’m a new subscriber and want to kick myself for not doing it sooner!!

Lisa K

Lisa K

May 04, 2019

Lovely card! I like the envelopes floating through the sky.

Teresa Doyle

Teresa Doyle

May 04, 2019

Great cards Jessica, the smooshed backgrounds are so pretty, the ‘card’ and envelopes really look great on it. New reactive inks???? AWESOME!

Beth Harple

Beth Harple

May 04, 2019

I really love the “Make stuff. Be Happy”, I often say stamping is my form of therapy.

Pamella Albright

Pamella Albright

May 04, 2019

I always love ink smooshing through acetate, and although those colors aren’t available yet, we did get a few of the other colors in a previous kit 😊. Nice card idea!

Tracy Lynn Lustick

Tracy Lynn Lustick

May 04, 2019

Can this kit be any cuter ?!? I think not !

Paula Hymel

Paula Hymel

May 04, 2019

I am so excited to get this kit! Looks like so much fun!

Vicki Kroll

Vicki Kroll

May 04, 2019

I like the look of ink smooshing. A great effect. Cute card.

Patt H.

Patt H.

May 04, 2019

These cards are super cute, Jess! What a great kit!

Becky Green

Becky Green

May 04, 2019

Hi Jess!
I can see WHY you “jumped the gun” on these inks! They’re BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the affect! AND THE COLORS ARE WONDERFUL!!! I am ADORING this kit! JUST FOR CRAFTERS/CARD MAKERS! Your card came out WONDERFULLY!!! All I can say is, CAN’T WAIT TO SEE EVEN MORE THIS WEEKEND! ;) INKY HUGS! <3

Paula S.

Paula S.

May 04, 2019

Greetings from Maine.
Loving the examples so far. Excited to see the full release!

Lisa Byers

Lisa Byers

May 04, 2019

I love the soft backgrounds. The little love envelopes are too cute. Can’t wait to see more of this kit!!!

Sharon Brand

Sharon Brand

May 04, 2019

Love your card! The sentiment is so true!

Carol Krup

Carol Krup

May 04, 2019

Oh the envelopes and hearts are so cute! Love background.

Jude

Jude

May 04, 2019

Adorable!

KT Fit Kitty

KT Fit Kitty

May 04, 2019

Super cute card! Loving this kit!

Kailash

Kailash

May 04, 2019

I love these beautiful CAS cards, great artsy look and those mini envelopes are just too sweet!

Celeste Cassino

Celeste Cassino

May 04, 2019

Cute!

Celeste Cassino

Celeste Cassino

May 04, 2019

Cute!

Gilda Brooms

Gilda Brooms

May 04, 2019

All these sneak peeks are adorable!! I don’t blame you for playing with the unreleased reactive inks, no doubt I would’ve done the same thing!!

Susy Ramirez

Susy Ramirez

May 04, 2019

Lovely card! Two new colors look great! These inspirational cards are perfect for crafters and artists!

Arianna Barbara

Arianna Barbara

May 04, 2019

Two lovely cards!!!

Donna Hatfield

Donna Hatfield

May 04, 2019

Love the background colors.

Susan Petersen

Susan Petersen

May 04, 2019

Ink smooshing gives a great background.

Sue

Sue

May 04, 2019

This kit just keeps getting better!

April

April

May 04, 2019

Love the card and envelopes with hearts! So fun! Great way to send some crafty happiness to others.

Michele Hogarth

Michele Hogarth

May 04, 2019

Great card. Love your backgrounds can’t wait to see the rest of the kit..

Lise Mariann

Lise Mariann

May 04, 2019

So pretty! Love your backgrounds and can’t wait to get my hands on the inks. 😍

Joy Smith

Joy Smith

May 04, 2019

Clean, simple and to the point……..we are stampers who love to create.

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