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October 2019 My Monthly Hero is Here + Giveaway!

Oct 07, 2019 Hero Arts

If you've been following our kits over the years, you know that October is traditionally a Christmas-themed kit. October 2019 is no exception! But this Christmas, we're going back a few decades...

Let this month's kit take you back! Tie the tree onto the top of the car as you bring it home. Then spend some time in our cozy and inviting 1950's living room. The October kit is full of nostalgia, and will have you "rockin' around the Christmas tree" as you build your fun little retro scene.

This month's kit includes:

  • 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
  • 19 Coordinating Frame Cuts
  • 2 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Chrome Cardstock
  • 6 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Neon Cardstock
  • Clay Snowflake Embellishments
  • Prisma Glitter 0.5 oz.

This kit is valued at $75, but is an incredible deal at $34.99. It is available in limited quantities – grab yours before they are gone!

We're rocking the 1950's inspiration with the several optional add-on products this month, too! Want to see the products in action? When you visit any of these products in our store, you will see beautiful card ideas and inspiration.

Let's start off with some pets for the holidays, shall we? This Merry Woof stamp set and Merry Woof Frame Cuts are so adorable! We woof them!

And the cat lovers are not left out! How vintage-perfect is Meowy Christmas and Meowy Christmas Frame Cuts?

In the 1950's, the country was dreaming about space and the possibility of someday sending a person there - so why not start with Santa?! We did just that with Out of This World Christmas and Out of this World Christmas Frame Cuts!

Retro Christmas Messages and Retro Christmas Messages Frame Cuts take you back with a look and feel of Christmas in another decade!

And how fun are these Stylized Christmas Trees and matching dies?

Moving on to the cling backgrounds - Mod Pattern Bold Prints and Line & Dot Pattern Bold Prints will make great backgrounds for your retro cards - and beyond!

And the standalone dies this month are fun, too! Pop Art Fancy Dies definitely captures the vibe of the 1950's, and can be used for so much more than just the holidays!

And how fun is this 1950s Television Fancy Die? Use it for a TV. Or use it for a fireplace. Or use it to have a fireplace in your tv! But don't forget the rabbit ears!

And our final die, the gorgeous Ornament Pieces Cover Plate, perfect for covering an entire card front.

And last but certainly not least, two handy 3x4 stamp sets that come with coordinating dies - Merry Christmas Script Stamp & Cut and Happy Holidays Script Stamp & Cut. These essentials are useful in any decade! 

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, October 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.

Pre-order your kit today - kit shipping begins Friday, October 11th and continues throughout the following week.

This month, we've also put together a "factory bundle" for you, full of previous best sellers at a discounted price! You can find Holiday Factory Bundle on the website, HERE. This is $87 worth of product reduced to only $49.99!

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

Hello, my friends! Hero Arts has outdone themselves with this month's rad Holiday kit. It's retro style is super fun and the fonts are totally on point. I've had so many ideas I have created several cards. I can't wait to get in there to create even more. So awesome!

Begin by creating background on an A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") Dove White cardstock panel. Mask to create roadway and blend with Intensi-fied Black and Soft Granite inks. Mask hills (freehanded) and ink blend with Soft Sky. Mask to leave just the sky exposed and blend with Soft Sky, Indigo and Navy inks.

Stamp images on Hero's Dove White cardstock in Intens-ified Black and color with Copic markers. Die cut all images. Mask to add a few gifts to be seen in the backseat.

Dust ink blended sky with anti-static powder and then White Detail heat emboss sentiment. Arrange all die cuts and then use Press N' Seal to keep them all together as it is lifted and turned over. Add dimensional adhesive to the back of arrangement. Then adhere in place and remove Press N' Seal. Add a touch of Precision Glue behind any die cut that is not adhered solidly. Combine a drop or two of water and a drop of white acrylic paint and splatter all over card for a snowy look. I find a toothbrush gives the finest flakes!

I hope you all enjoy this kit as much as I have. I cannot wait to see what you create!

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 $50 gift card to use in the Hero Arts store!

Leave your comments on all of these blogs by Sunday, October 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!)
Amy Kolling
Caly Person
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Kelly Latevola
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr

Want a closer look at the new products? Join us tomorrow (Tuesday, October 8th at 3:00pm 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 3:00pm Eastern tomorrow!

For even more ideas and inspiration with this month's kit, be sure to go back and visit our Countdown to Creativity from this past weekend - our artists shared so many gorgeous cards!

Be sure to grab you kit before it's gone forever! Happy Stamping!

119 Responses

KC Wong

KC Wong

October 18, 2019

Just got my kit yesterday! That Chrome paper is AMAZING!!! Love the set and will use it to bring back memories for some of my friends (without the Christmas elements first!)

MELISSA GREENE

MELISSA GREENE

October 13, 2019

Cant wait for mine to come – planning on breaking out the 1950’s kit from long ago.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

October 13, 2019

I am loving this retro look.

Neeta Rancourt

Neeta Rancourt

October 12, 2019

I’m looking forward to using this set. Great card!

Kristen Chalmers

Kristen Chalmers

October 11, 2019

Love, Love the Red Truck. Looks like fun to create!

Laurie Frick

Laurie Frick

October 11, 2019

Love this design! We have a mid century mod home and can’t wait to order these since they are just my style!

Laurie

Laurie

October 11, 2019

OMG!! I love this release! I love all the mid-century images!! So cute!!

Diana Johnson

Diana Johnson

October 10, 2019

Love the retro set!

Carol B

Carol B

October 10, 2019

Wow! That reminds me so much of my childhood Christmases!

Thank you so much for sharing these crafty ideas for using this kit.

Carol B

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

October 10, 2019

awesome giveaway

Patty A Eifert

Patty A Eifert

October 10, 2019

What an awesome kit!

Gabriella Bell

Gabriella Bell

October 10, 2019

This stamp set is great, I love the retro feel makes me remember by childhood Christmases . Thank you

K. Eley

K. Eley

October 10, 2019

Such a fantastic release!!!! Really wish I could get it all. Excited for the blog hop and looking at all the beautiful projects!

Annette Reed

Annette Reed

October 09, 2019

This card looks great. At first I wasn’t a fan of these but the more I saw the more I enjoyed and fell in love with this release. That ornament cover die is fabulous and all the retro products are really fun. Great idea for a different twist!

Heather Mills

Heather Mills

October 09, 2019

Oh my goodness!!! This set is so perfectly Retro!! This card is so fabulous!! The cars were soooo big back then, and this adorable one is loaded to the gills with fabulous Christmas goodies!

Barbara Jo Danner

Barbara Jo Danner

October 09, 2019

Oh this is so much fun! This will be a special treat for all of our older folks (me :) ) to play with, make and send special “good old days memories” to our family and friends. I LOVE THEM ALL!

Mary Ellen Mayer

Mary Ellen Mayer

October 09, 2019

I so enjoy your monthly kits, so imaginative! This one takes me back to my childhood, simpler times, when everything sparkled!

Sandra K Vanderlaan

Sandra K Vanderlaan

October 09, 2019

I love this site and all the beautiful cards that can be made using your monthly kits and other supplies. .

Jean Marmo

Jean Marmo

October 09, 2019

What a fun kit! Loved seeing all of the inspiration!

Georgeanna Couldry

Georgeanna Couldry

October 09, 2019

I love this 50s stamp set. Great idea.

Angela C Bode

Angela C Bode

October 09, 2019

I LOVE this release! I am such a fan of Mid-Century art! I saw Lydia’s blog post first and now I am hopping around but I have ordered the kit and cat add-on set before even seeing everyone’s projects!

MandaLJ

MandaLJ

October 09, 2019

I love the retro feel of this kit!

Helen F

Helen F

October 09, 2019

Wow! I love the wonderful retro look mix in this great new release! The car is amazing! Thanks so much for inspiring and sharing as well offering such a super prize!

Shendy Farber

Shendy Farber

October 09, 2019

I am loving this new Christmas stuff 😍😍

JMN

JMN

October 09, 2019

Fantastic kit and inspiration.

Dana M

Dana M

October 09, 2019

What a wonderfully fun kit! I absolutely love the retro images. Amazing inspiration projects – wow!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

October 08, 2019

Such a cute kit!

Diana Metts

Diana Metts

October 08, 2019

Absolutely love this collection. It has a real “Jetsonks celebrate Christmas vibe”. Love, love, love it!

Sally

Sally

October 08, 2019

I love this kit, especially the car and the fireplace but mostly for the furniture because my Mom had that furniture when I was little, will always love 1950 style furniture!

Kristi Pahlas

Kristi Pahlas

October 08, 2019

I just love this set!! It brings me back to a simpler time. I know my family is going to love their cards this year!

Lissa

Lissa

October 08, 2019

I’m so inspired to do my cards early this year! Great ideas, this kit is super versatile! Thanks for the awesome ideas and stamps – I’ve been a Hero Arts fan since the mid-90s!!

Kylie Z

Kylie Z

October 08, 2019

This kit is fantastic; I love everything about it.

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

October 08, 2019

Such a great kit and add-ons. I can’t wait to see the inspiration along the hop!

Lani

Lani

October 08, 2019

What a fun twist to handmade Christmas cards! I love it!!!

Lauryne Cunningham

Lauryne Cunningham

October 08, 2019

I love all of the fun images in this kit- terrific for building scenes! Can’t wait to see what all the designers have created!

deb Flagg

deb Flagg

October 08, 2019

Oh my goodness!! I love it!! This is such a fun one, brings back memories!

Teri S.

Teri S.

October 08, 2019

Oh, I can’t tell you how much I want this delightful, packed full of memories retro kit you’ve created. Your designers really have outdone themselves! I love the CAS style of the stamps & dies. I’m afraid this time it’s a case of I Want It All, kit & add-ons which is way beyond my meagre budget. This kit is versatile too as there are so many ways it could be used other than Christmas. I’ve very much enjoyed seeing the creativity of the participants. Thanks so much Hero Arts!

Kailash

Kailash

October 08, 2019

Love this kit and all the creative ideas showcasing it!

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

October 08, 2019

Awesome products with great inspirations at every stop! Thank you everyone :)

Lagene

Lagene

October 08, 2019

Awesome wintery Christmas tree outing card! Great retro Christmas kit & release!!!!

Tavia Cheney

Tavia Cheney

October 08, 2019

I really love the cute little dogs in the Merry Woof set. I’m putting it on my wishlist for sure. So cute.

Margaret R

Margaret R

October 08, 2019

This kit is so cute and so Retro! I see fun Christmas cards in my future!

Shanna

Shanna

October 08, 2019

I love the retro theme!
Karen Flood

Karen Flood

October 08, 2019

I love the retro feel of these new products! The images have the look of Grandma’s house back in the 50’s. Very loving and comforting images!! Looking forward to many wonderful creations from your design team!

Lisa C Angel

Lisa C Angel

October 08, 2019

I love this WHOLE kit-n-kaboodle!!! I would be the luckiest reindeer to win!!!!!

Sue D

Sue D

October 08, 2019

Fabulous 50’s theme holiday kit!

susan sonnier

susan sonnier

October 08, 2019

Shades of my childhood! Great cards

Andrea H

Andrea H

October 08, 2019

Oh wow to win this fabulously FANTASTIC #Giveaway would make ALL my birthday wishes come true. I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed.
Good luck everyone xxx

Dawn Jones

Dawn Jones

October 08, 2019

What a great kit for Christmas! I love the retro look, brings back great memories. Can’t wait to see what everyone does with such an awesome new collection!

Linda K Smith

Linda K Smith

October 08, 2019

This is my new, all time favorite!

Tina C

Tina C

October 08, 2019

Love the retro Christmas theme this month especially the Merry Woof stamp & dies.

Cindy Holmes

Cindy Holmes

October 08, 2019

I want this kit so bad! It has got to be the cutest set I have ever seen!

maria f.

maria f.

October 08, 2019

What a fantastic array of products! You‘ve knocked it outta the park with these designs.

Holly Lau

Holly Lau

October 08, 2019

Wow…I love this kit! Love the retro Christmas stuff, so pretty!

Phyllis

Phyllis

October 07, 2019

So excited for this kit and can’t wait to get it!

Melissa Greene

Melissa Greene

October 07, 2019

These will go great with the 50’s female set from yrs back.

Carol Wortman

Carol Wortman

October 07, 2019

Thanks for the memories Hero Arts! This kit reminded so many of us of the beauty in the simple times of yesteryear. Kudos to your designers!

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

October 07, 2019

Such a wonderful release! Love the retro stamps. Gorgeous card.
Thanks so much for sharing…

Darlene De Sario

Darlene De Sario

October 07, 2019

Kit looks retrofabulous. Does take one back to watching brady bu ch i love lucy etc. Born in late 70s but love vintage everything.

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

October 07, 2019

I love this kit! The retro Christmas look is soooo unique and fun!

Surekha Galagoda

Surekha Galagoda

October 07, 2019

Hii Friends
Oh my God this is super fantastic. I have to own something and let me tell u asecret it was my birthday on 6 October and teh money i got as gifts is going to be spent on buying some products from the release but the only issue is that i dont know what to chose as they all awesome cute products. Dear God please help me.Lol. Thanks you everybody and blessings

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

October 07, 2019

Love the 1950 vibes
in these stamp sets!
Brings back good
memories.
Carla from Utah

elizabeth grimball

elizabeth grimball

October 07, 2019

Such wonderful cards! I love the retro car!

Karen Jordan

Karen Jordan

October 07, 2019

I love all the nostalgic feels this kit and add-ons create! Brings back a lot of memories.

Lisa R

Lisa R

October 07, 2019

Love the retro feel. Can’t wait to see all the creations from the designers!

Holly Flores

Holly Flores

October 07, 2019

OMGosh I love this retro set! Fabulous card design. I think I am going to NEED this set.

Rose Dumas

Rose Dumas

October 07, 2019

Love this retro kit…my favorite is the car!

Zlatka K

Zlatka K

October 07, 2019

I love the retro look of this kit! It’s adorable!

Anne Hudgens

Anne Hudgens

October 07, 2019

Hey! My husband drove a 57 Chevy and it was red! Love this set!!!!!

Kimy

Kimy

October 07, 2019

Wonderful kit! Still a couple years before my time, but really fun to see the retro look.

Evan

Evan

October 07, 2019

Of all your kits released so far, this one is my favorite!

Karen Lingel

Karen Lingel

October 07, 2019

Oooh, I’d love to see what can be done with that ornament card front. I’ll hop the blogs to see if anyone did anything… Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

October 07, 2019

L❤VE the colorful creativity of your cards, as we as the versatility of the kit and add-ons. This kit brings back many fond childhood memories that warm my heart into pure happiness. Hero Arts has truly outdone themselves on this one. ❤ you HA❣❣❣

Jeanie Reese

Jeanie Reese

October 07, 2019

You hit it out of the park with this set and add-ons! Love it!

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

October 07, 2019

Such a fun kit! Love the retro look!!

Colleen Howell

Colleen Howell

October 07, 2019

This months kit is adorable, I love all the old fashioned items.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

October 07, 2019

I love that retro look. Brings back memories.

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

October 07, 2019

A beautiful card, like the blue sky, too. and what a wonderful gift!

Josmary Flores

Josmary Flores

October 07, 2019

Totally loving the kit and the addons

Janet Durbin

Janet Durbin

October 07, 2019

I just love this kit. In fact I already ordered it! Can’t wait to hop for great inspiration!

Pauletta Smith

Pauletta Smith

October 07, 2019

This is my favorite release EVER! From anywhere! I wish I could have everything today but I’ll be back! Seriously…the cutest ever!

Susan McRae

Susan McRae

October 07, 2019

Fabulous snowy scene! This retro kit sure is fun!

Carol Wortman

Carol Wortman

October 07, 2019

The sneak preview was so filled with memories and now the add ons. Woo hoo more memories coming. The card is so colorful and realistic, I think Santa should be drivin that Caddy. ♡♡

Terrie D.

Terrie D.

October 07, 2019

This months kit and add-on products are so cool! I especially love the cat and dog stamp sets. :) This card is wonderful; the background and coloring look great!

PatriciaD

PatriciaD

October 07, 2019

Such a cute kit!

Sharon Gullikson

Sharon Gullikson

October 07, 2019

Such a cute collection. I Love the outer space one!

Debbie P

Debbie P

October 07, 2019

Fantastic kit.

Maria C F

Maria C F

October 07, 2019

I love everything about this kit—the font especially!

Yolanda Gonzalez

Yolanda Gonzalez

October 07, 2019

I love all the retro style images. Amazing kit.

Beverly Jordan

Beverly Jordan

October 07, 2019

Gosh, Janette’s coloring and placement of images is spot on perfect!!!! LOVE the newest monthly kit with it’s retro Christmas images and scene building pieces!! Great inspiration to start us off on this fabulous blog hop!!

Cynthia Poritz

Cynthia Poritz

October 07, 2019

Cool Daddy-O

Cheryl

Cheryl

October 07, 2019

I love all the retro! And such fun colors! I want ALL the add-on dies and stamps. It will be so fun making the cards with this kit.

karenajo

karenajo

October 07, 2019

Such a great retro holiday kit ! Love all the add-ons too!

Carol MJS

Carol MJS

October 07, 2019

Looks like a wonderful release. Nostalgia plus!

jenny stratton

jenny stratton

October 07, 2019

I love this Christmas kit. I really like the build a fireplace scene. When I was a kid we a great big fireplace where the the stockings hung so fire places are big part of my holidays.

Janice

Janice

October 07, 2019

Love the retro style. So many great products and samples for inspiration.

Cindi Lynch

Cindi Lynch

October 07, 2019

I think it will be loads of fun playing with this kit!

Fonda Rush

Fonda Rush

October 07, 2019

Love the RETRO theme. After all, I was born in the 50s.

Mary

Mary

October 07, 2019

I can’t wait, these are all so exciting. Just ordered my extras. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Julie L

Julie L

October 07, 2019

I LOVE retro style! Remind me of my childhood Christmases!

Angie

Angie

October 07, 2019

Such an amazing kit – I love all the goodies, so retro!!!

Isabel Z

Isabel Z

October 07, 2019

This kit is out of this world—love every image in it.

Roxanne Dorsey

Roxanne Dorsey

October 07, 2019

I love this set for christmas. It reminds me of very good times.

Mary

Mary

October 07, 2019

Love the old-fashioned themes on these cards. Great ideas!

Claudia O'Donnell

Claudia O'Donnell

October 07, 2019

I am a1950’s model (birthdate) and this kit certainly brings me back to happy times. Christmas was Christmas for families. This is a truly happy kit.

Vicki L Matthews

Vicki L Matthews

October 07, 2019

I love this kit!!

Janelle

Janelle

October 07, 2019

Another great kit that will work wonderfully with the add on pieces.

Nina

Nina

October 07, 2019

Can’t wait to start my cards…..!

Madeleine Gunderson

Madeleine Gunderson

October 07, 2019

This is an adorable and unique retro kit! Can’t wait to dig in and make some Christmas cards. Love it!

Allie

Allie

October 07, 2019

Wow,
This is one “Rad” (pun intended) October kit. Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I can’t afford it all. I will have to order items in an As Soon As I Can basis. I already have ideas for Christmas cards. I LOVE everything!

Kathleen Williams

Kathleen Williams

October 07, 2019

Oh My Goodness! I just love, love, love this set! Simpler and more welcoming times. This set really hits the nail on the head and takes you back. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Pamella Albright

Pamella Albright

October 07, 2019

The extras this month look particularly inviting! I can hardly wait to get my kit and make some retro Christmas Cards!

Pennie Glasser

Pennie Glasser

October 07, 2019

What a fantastic release! And the g.c is amazing!

Sonja Verhey

Sonja Verhey

October 07, 2019

I love it all. Just made my purchase(s) ! :)

sandy M

sandy M

October 07, 2019

What a great release and the add-ons are spectacular. I love the car with all the packages and tree. Very cute.

Ellie

Ellie

October 07, 2019

Such a fun release! Loving all these retro inspired images! And such a fun creation by Janette!

Virginia Ellison

Virginia Ellison

October 07, 2019

I love this kit…. I can’t afford to get all so I have to get on as soon as I can to order if I am interested in the kit. Christmas is so special, it seems I have to have all the kits related to Christmas…. I love the card……can’t wait to play with mine.

Heather Procacci

Heather Procacci

October 07, 2019

I can’t even express how much I love this kit! I LOVE the retro feel, the atomic elements and the non-traditional colors. I’m definitely going to have fun with this one!!

Julia M.

Julia M.

October 07, 2019

Wow! I love retro Christmas kit! So many great cards to design!

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