October 2019 My Monthly Hero is Here + Giveaway!

by Hero Arts October 07, 2019 119 Comments

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!





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19 Responses

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!