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May 2018 My Monthly Hero is Here! + Giveaway!

May 07, 2018 Hero Arts

Welcome to the release of our May My Monthly Hero kit and add-ons! This month we're inspired by family, nostalgia and the Tree of Life.

Trees are majestic, awe-inspiring, sweet and/or grand, and a little nostalgic, as our Tree of Life My Monthly Hero kit suggests. We've included a sturdy trunk and a variety of branches you can use in many ways, as well as images to evoke fun and childish glee. Also included are a tree background stencil, coordinating dies, a tree swing window Fancy Die, watercolor paper panels, and lots of leaf elements (as dies, washi tape and skeleton leaves).

This month's kit includes:

6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
13 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
2 Leaf Dies
1 Window Fancy Die with Frame
1 Roll Leaf Patterned Washi Tape (Assorted Designs)
5 Ivory Skeleton Leaves
4 5" x 7" Sheets 100% Recycled Handmade Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper (140 lb)
1 5.25" x 6.5" Tree Swirl Stencil

This kit is valued at $74, but is an incredible deal at $34.99. It is available in limited quantities - grab yours before they are gone! 

We also have several optional add-on products this month - three clear stamp sets, two coordinating Frame Cut sets, one Stamp & Cut set, one Confetti Die, two Bold Print background Cling stamps, a fun new style of ombré ink, and another new addition to our Liquid Watercolors line - Leaf! You can also purchase all of the add-ons as a bundle, at a savings to you. Let's take a look at them...

Continuing the swing theme of the main kit, we've added a 4x6 clear stamp set Swing By Soon along with matching Swing By Soon Frame Cuts.


Classic silhouettes of family, friends, and even your furry family members makes Family Portrait and the matching Family Portrait Frame Cuts a useful addition to your collection.


Interested in geneology, family trees, scrapbooking or other methods of documenting your family history? Family Tree Words is a must-have!


While we don't necessarily endorse the carving of initials in tree trunks, doing so in ink with our Besties Stamp & Cut sure is a sweet, nostalgic take on it!


Use as a background or focal point directly on your card, or die cut and use as a stencil - our Tree and Leaf Confetti Die can be used in several different, beautiful ways!


Family is everything - and the Family Word Bold Prints has them all covered!


The idea for Family Tree Grid Bold Prints is to use it as that, a family tree. But how many other uses could you think of for this fun background? Design element? Mood tracker for a bullet journal?


If you purchased our April kit last month, you no doubt had fun with our new Reactive Inks included in the kit. This month we've taken three beautiful, bold colors and put them into one of our favorite formats - an ombré ink pad! Ombre Reactive Spring Day is vibrant, water-reactive, and blends like butter. You're going to love it!


And last but most certainly not least, a gorgeous new addition to our line of Liquid Watercolors - Liquid Watercolor Leaf. Perfect for our Tree of Life-inspired month!

Love all of these fabulous new add-ons? You can Get Them All in a bundle for roughly a 10% savings!

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 10th 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. Kit shipping begins Friday, May 11th and continues throughout the following week. A reduced shipping rate of $9.99 for our kit subscribers when shipping to international destinations.

Let's take a look at some projects Clare created with this month's kit! 

She used a combination of Cotton Candy and Fresh Peach to create an ombré effect with the branches from the kit. There were a couple swinging images to choose from in this kit's stamp set, and this girl worked so well here, stamped in black.

The sentiment, from the kit, looks so pretty embossed in gold on black cardstock.

Some golden pearls top off this card!

Here's another look at those branches, again stamped in an ombré effect using Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum and Ultra Pink.

Clare left a little room in the center to place several sentiments, from the main kit, that were heat embossed in white on black cardstock.

Here's another quick card, where Clare blended Dandelion, Cotton Candy and Antigua and then stamped a branch, girl and grass image from the main kit.

She made a window to this scene by die-cutting a rectangle out cardstock, and placing the background behind it. A sentiment, from the main kit, finished off the card.

For more ideas, we've asked our talented Creative Team as well as some crafty friends to help us introduce this kit. 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 13th at 11:59pm Pacific, then look for the winner announcement here on the blog the following week.

The Hero Arts Blog (you are here!)
Jennifer McGuire
Nichol Spohr
Wanda Guess
Janette Kausen
Laurie Willison
Ilina Crouse
Michelle Short
Amy Kolling
Clare Prezzia
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Amy Tsuruta
Emily Midgett
May Sukyong Park
Libby Hickson
Yana Smakula

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130 Responses

Hero Arts

Hero Arts

July 09, 2018

Pallavi and Marie – Hello! Sorry, this kit sold out in May. My Monthly Hero kits are limited edition and are not restocked once they sell out. Thank you for your interest in the kit.

Marie

Marie

July 09, 2018

I woulld like To buy the may monthly hero kit, how can i do that please?
(I’m living in France, i cant Phone in USA).

Pallavi N Kulkarni

Pallavi N Kulkarni

June 03, 2018

Hi,
As I have missed May 2018 my monthly kit , I would love to have it so can you please guide me from where can I get it. Tried on Simon says stamp & also on your site , pls can you make it available again. Thank you so much.

Pennie

Pennie

May 17, 2018

Great kit and release! Can’t wait to get mine as I have already seen so many awesome projects! Thanks Hero Arts!

Joy

Joy

May 16, 2018

Best kit so far this year! Love it! So versatile in terms of card making and scrapbooking for many seasons of the year. What kid (or adult) doesn’t love to swing in the spring, summer or fall. Quality too! Love Hero Arts stamps and accessories.

Cynthia Poritz

Cynthia Poritz

May 14, 2018

It brings back so many memories of happy times on a swing, reaching for the sky.

Pamela J Hagedorn

Pamela J Hagedorn

May 14, 2018

Love love love these silhouettes! I put up silhouettes just like these in our kindergarten classroom so I’m really excited about these! Thanks so much

Pamela J Hagedorn

Pamela J Hagedorn

May 14, 2018

Love love love these silhouettes! I put up silhouettes just like these in our kindergarten classroom so I’m really excited about these! Thanks so much

Deb Tilton

Deb Tilton

May 14, 2018

I love trees and tree swings and swinging, so I’d love to win this Kit also!

Lisa Byers

Lisa Byers

May 13, 2018

This is my first kit! Can’t wait to start creating!!!

Denise Ward

Denise Ward

May 12, 2018

This is such an amazing kit!!! I love the tree and how you customize the branches, and all the images you can add to make a scene come to life! The children, the swing and all the animals are simply fantastic!!! <3

Karenajo

Karenajo

May 12, 2018

Love all the silhouettes in this release and some great sentiments!

Sandy Small

Sandy Small

May 10, 2018

What a great kit! I love the frame die and the tree stencil. The swing images in the stamp set remind me of swinging as a child. I can’t wait to get my order!

Lauryne Cunningham

Lauryne Cunningham

May 10, 2018

Such a beautiful and unique kit!

Sue Simons

Sue Simons

May 09, 2018

Hero Arts always makes the most versatile dies and stamps. The possibilities are endless.

Carol Henderson

Carol Henderson

May 09, 2018

This kit is just amazing. I love all the children and the trees. There is so much to work with and so many things one can do with this kit.

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

May 09, 2018

Such a gorgeous kit, and the addons are great too. Really fabulous.

Shirley A Banhegyi

Shirley A Banhegyi

May 09, 2018

Love this tree set. So many ways to utilize this set. Hope to have it soon.

Victoria Luna

Victoria Luna

May 09, 2018

This kit is absolutely incredible! Your creations are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Terrie D.

Terrie D.

May 09, 2018

I just love trees! What a cool kit :) I also love the Tree and Leaf Confetti Die!

Debs

Debs

May 09, 2018

Love the Besties Stamps set…great for the summer!

Rachel P

Rachel P

May 09, 2018

I love the tree stencil! So many possibilities to be creative with that!

FD91354

FD91354

May 09, 2018

Awe, this is a sweet kit. I can see some versatility, but the silhouette style limits it. Its going to be a fun kit to create with

Richelle

Richelle

May 09, 2018

Another amazing kit! I think I should start subscribing, since I purchased the last 2 months kits 😊. ❤

Hilde Larsen

Hilde Larsen

May 09, 2018

I absolutely LOVE this new kit and cannot wait to play with it ♥ Wonderful creations by the team ♥ ♥ ♥

Becky Moore

Becky Moore

May 08, 2018

This month’s kit is wonderful and the Creative Team did an amazing job with their projects.

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

May 08, 2018

Beautiful cards. This is a wonderful release..
Thanks for sharing…

Victoria Banaszak

Victoria Banaszak

May 08, 2018

This looks like a wonderful and fun set.

Sue McRae

Sue McRae

May 08, 2018

What a delightful kit! I’m loving the window tree die!

Andrea Hastilow

Andrea Hastilow

May 08, 2018

Great kit, so many brilliant spring / family elements. The cards designers are making on this hop are amazing, great examples to inspire us all x

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

May 08, 2018

Cute card and a great cause

Lisa

Lisa

May 08, 2018

Fabulous release! I love this kit! Can’t wait to see what everybody does with it along the hop! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carol McGregor

Carol McGregor

May 08, 2018

Awesome May kit. The cards shown here are fantastic. Thanks

Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson

May 08, 2018

This is a fantastic kit. So many amazing options to create beautiful cards!

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

May 08, 2018

Such a fabulous kit! I think this one has come to the top of my list!

Julie Haedtke

Julie Haedtke

May 08, 2018

Love the girl swinging…..reminds me of me when I was little!

Steffi H.

Steffi H.

May 08, 2018

Every Month I’m so very excited to see the new kit, and it’s always worth the wait. I love all the spring items, especially the tree ring heart BFF.

Mollie

Mollie

May 08, 2018

This is a fantastic kit. So many options to create beautiful cards.

Lisa A creations

Lisa A creations

May 08, 2018

What a fun new kit and add ons!

Jennifer Jane Mills

Jennifer Jane Mills

May 08, 2018

I am trying to resist but looking at all the cards is not helping. Jennifer makes me want to add the tree die so i have easy leaves. This is such a wonderful set.

Phyllis Freese

Phyllis Freese

May 08, 2018

HA has created a beautiful kit this month and the designers along the blog hop have so many inspiring ways to use the products in the kit. Thanks to all the designers for sharing their creativity.

Tania

Tania

May 08, 2018

Such a beautiful kit!

Marjorie DUMONTIER

Marjorie DUMONTIER

May 08, 2018

This is such a fantastic kit !!

Angela Robertson

Angela Robertson

May 08, 2018

Love the new kit! Had to order mine immediately because of all the possibilities!

Lagene

Lagene

May 08, 2018

AWESOME Kit! Awesome inspiration on the hop!

Shirley Pryor

Shirley Pryor

May 08, 2018

Thank you for all of the tutorials. I’m new to card making, the samples of cards has rejuvenated my creativity.

Lagene

Lagene

May 08, 2018

Awesome & hop!kit, awesome inspiration

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

May 08, 2018

What an awesome kit and fantastic inspirations from the team! It was great hopping along and I’ve left some love on all the blogs :) Thank you for the inspirations :)

Donna M.

Donna M.

May 08, 2018

I LOVE this month’s kit- beautiful samples- just enchanting!

HOLLEY DOWNS

HOLLEY DOWNS

May 08, 2018

Love this release!

Brenda

Brenda

May 08, 2018

Beautiful. Love the video

Shanna

Shanna

May 08, 2018

I love all of the new ideas!

Sue D

Sue D

May 08, 2018

Great kit and love the add-ons.

Arianna Barbara

Arianna Barbara

May 08, 2018

Awesome kit! Love all the many ways that it can be used! Beautiful cards!!!

Jumi Baek

Jumi Baek

May 08, 2018

I already ordered this may kit!! I love the theme!!
I’m so excited!!!

Ingrid den Hollander

Ingrid den Hollander

May 08, 2018

The kit is amazing! Love the die set

Stef Perry

Stef Perry

May 08, 2018

Fabulous new kit! The stamp set and accompanying fancy die are delightful, and the add ons are wonderful complimentary products!

Fonda Rush

Fonda Rush

May 08, 2018

Love seeing what can be done with this kit!

NatQuebec

NatQuebec

May 08, 2018

Wow, such a great monthly kit 😍

Cindy ziliak

Cindy ziliak

May 08, 2018

Love the new stamps!

Raihana

Raihana

May 08, 2018

Amazing! And just so beautifully creative.. Love them!! I so wanna try these one day, they’re so simple and pretty aesthetic!

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

May 08, 2018

Such a gorgeous kit! I particularly love the die and the silhouette designs!

Janie Sirak

Janie Sirak

May 08, 2018

This looks like a great kit!

Margaret

Margaret

May 07, 2018

This kit is a delight! Just love the trees, both the stamps and the stencil!

Brenda Lubrant

Brenda Lubrant

May 08, 2018

I love all of the add-ons and the kit. All of the cards today are awesome.

Peggy

Peggy

May 07, 2018

What an awesome release. So many possibilities and great ideas!

Shannon

Shannon

May 07, 2018

Fabulous kit this month – I can’t wait for mine to arrive!

Heather L DePasquale

Heather L DePasquale

May 07, 2018

Silhouettes were popular in the 6Os. I love this new kit from Hero Arts. There are so many amazing possibilities! Can’t wait to get my kit. Thanks HA!!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

May 07, 2018

Love this new kit! :)

Dawn Jones

Dawn Jones

May 07, 2018

What a wonderful new set, just in time for Mother’s Day and Fathers Day.

Annette Gordon

Annette Gordon

May 07, 2018

I cam across the card kit after watching a youtube video from Jennifer McGuire and I just had to find out who created such wonderful release! What a great card kit! Just love the stamp set and dies in the kit!

Laura callies

Laura callies

May 07, 2018

I am excited to see all the creations.

Pam

Pam

May 07, 2018

This is a fabulous kit. I just love the style and sentiments.

Woendi Levitt

Woendi Levitt

May 07, 2018

What a GREAT kit. I knew the first kit I missed in a long time would be AMAZING!!!

Sheri Kempke

Sheri Kempke

May 07, 2018

Lovely kit—love the frame and all the silhouettes of the kids.

joy meadows

joy meadows

May 07, 2018

Love this kit! Your first card is absolutely beautiful; sorry I missed it yesterday. Love the silhouettes in this kit, too.

Rita Montgomery

Rita Montgomery

May 07, 2018

Beautiful cards. Can’t wait to try these ideas.

Judy

Judy

May 07, 2018

I love this new kit, especially the circle die with the tree . The tree stencil is beautiful too.

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

May 07, 2018

This is my favorite kit this year! I LOVE the dies included with the kit and can’t wait to play with them. This is perfect for summer or fall, as you could just add fall colors to the leaves and backgrounds.

Michele Hogarth

Michele Hogarth

May 07, 2018

Great cards can’t wait to see the rest of the teams cards.

joy meadows

joy meadows

May 07, 2018

This kit is amazing! Love the silhouettes!!

Angela

Angela

May 07, 2018

So glad someone finally did old fashioned silhouettes

BobbieBluegill

BobbieBluegill

May 07, 2018

Beautiful kit. I just had to add it to my supplies. I love the uplifting sentiments and know I will use them a lot.

Patty Eifert

Patty Eifert

May 07, 2018

Fabulous kit…I especially love the stamp set 7 tree stencil!!

Dana M

Dana M

May 07, 2018

What a fantastic kit and add-on products – so nostalgic! Gorgeous inspiration projects.

Christina Dauven

Christina Dauven

May 07, 2018

I love this kit it reminds me of my childhood and swinging at the kid parks.

Brenda Foreman

Brenda Foreman

May 07, 2018

I love Hero Arts products, top notch. The retro images really sing to my heart. Wonderful uses in store for owners of this kit.

liz mca

liz mca

May 07, 2018

I love trees! This is a fantastic kit

Isabel Z

Isabel Z

May 07, 2018

This kit is absolutely stunning!

Golda

Golda

May 07, 2018

Trees are always good. Love the fun new ink.

Zehra

Zehra

May 07, 2018

What a beautiful kit. Awesome images and sentiments.

Shar Shupe

Shar Shupe

May 07, 2018

I’m loving this new kit, being a fan of silhouettes! And the family tree words stamp set is a must have!

Crystal Muirhead

Crystal Muirhead

May 07, 2018

What a fun and lovely kit. I would love to get my hands on it!

LaNell Taylor

LaNell Taylor

May 07, 2018

This is an absolutely darling kit! Can not wait to use it.

Squdge

Squdge

May 07, 2018

I really want to try the monthly kits as they are always incredible but the shipping to the UK is so much that I haven’t taken the plunge yet! This would be amazing.

Shirley Hutchins

Shirley Hutchins

May 07, 2018

Very lovely kit. Looking forward to receiving it and playing with it. Like that it has so many dies.

Lynnea Hollendonner

Lynnea Hollendonner

May 07, 2018

This kit is GORGEOUS! I LOVE when you do silhouette stamps!

susie sonnier

susie sonnier

May 07, 2018

What a great kit!!!

Eva N

Eva N

May 07, 2018

I’ll be using this kit for a lot of occasions. There are so many darling images and the fancy window die will help create lots of outdoor scenes. There are many great ideas in the blog hop, so I cant wait to get the kit.

deb

deb

May 07, 2018

Please send my kit ASAP~I’m so excited. This might be my favorite kit of all time.

Nicole

Nicole

May 07, 2018

It’s just all so good, I hardly have words!!! Dying over Ombré ink…love it!

Rema DeLeeuw

Rema DeLeeuw

May 07, 2018

Love this kit!

Amy

Amy

May 07, 2018

Clare, your projects are beautiful!
Priscilla Steele

Priscilla Steele

May 07, 2018

I’m a huge fan of trees… love the look of this kit. It’s fun and whimsical.

Henriëtte

Henriëtte

May 07, 2018

Gorgeous cards and the kit including the add-ons are marvelous. They are certainly great for making family history and family memories.

pAI

pAI

May 07, 2018

so sweet and nostalgic!

Naama E

Naama E

May 07, 2018

I knew this kit would be stunning from the first sneak peek and it’s even better than I thought! and the add-ons swoon
So many ideas already running through my head, by the end of this blog hop I’ll be all dizzy! xx

donna mikasa

donna mikasa

May 07, 2018

It’s so nostalgic to see the silhouette images again. I still own some older Hero silhouette stamps that are classics!

Debbie Rumpza

Debbie Rumpza

May 07, 2018

Beautiful kit. I love the fancy die and the stencil! So many things you could do with this!

Julia D.

Julia D.

May 07, 2018

Such a beautiful kit! I love trees and I love the silhouette look so this is right up my alley. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Sharon Gullikson

Sharon Gullikson

May 07, 2018

What a great kit, now that I have grandkiddos it would be great.

Camille Molinaro

Camille Molinaro

May 07, 2018

Love that tree swing window die!

Isabelle

Isabelle

May 07, 2018

This is a fabulous kit and very inspiring !

Charlotte Deerborn

Charlotte Deerborn

May 07, 2018

Love the stuffed bear in the set.

Peggy M

Peggy M

May 07, 2018

Love this new monthly set….so fun!

Erica Fields

Erica Fields

May 07, 2018

Woot Woot! Easy peasy scene cards for the sping into summer months. Thanks Hero Arts design team.

ashley shaffer

ashley shaffer

May 07, 2018

i can not wait till my kit gets here. i have surgery tomorrow and will hopefully be back on my feet when my kit arrives, at least enough to get me some crafting done that is.

Kirsty Vittetoe

Kirsty Vittetoe

May 07, 2018

What a beautiful kit! Love the beautiful creations too!

Tara

Tara

May 07, 2018

Beautiful cards!!

Janet

Janet

May 07, 2018

Absolutely adorable! Love it all & wonderful inspiration.

Shannon

Shannon

May 07, 2018

I just love the Swing By Soon set!

Karen L K

Karen L K

May 07, 2018

I like all the swings and trees! There is also lot’s of other things like the dog, teddy bear and bike that make for a great scene.

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

May 07, 2018

Love the swings in
this release. Beautiful
goodies.
Carla from Utah

Natalie Winterstein

Natalie Winterstein

May 07, 2018

Love all of the design team samples! That reactive ombre ink is vivid and pretty! :)

Amanda Bodine

Amanda Bodine

May 07, 2018

Such an adorable kit, I love all the design teams ideas!

Sandra

Sandra

May 07, 2018

This months kit is AMAZING!!! I love it so much, can’t wait to get mine! I didn’t realize the inks from last month were reactive. I will have to go dig them out and play with them again! HAHA Thanks Hero Arts!! =)

Nancy  R

Nancy R

May 07, 2018

nromo@ymail.com
Love this kit! Family is so important and sending them hand made cards is a great way to remind them they are loved.

Sandhya Iyer

Sandhya Iyer

May 07, 2018

Wow! What a wonderful collection! Beautiful cards too!

Sophia Burke

Sophia Burke

May 07, 2018

OMG!!! This kit is amazing!! It would be so amazing to win and, you can do so much with all those amazing items!!

Judy

Judy

May 07, 2018

Beautiful kit and I love the inspiration from the creative team!

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