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September My Monthly Hero is Here! + a Giveaway!

by Hero Arts September 05, 2017 189 Comments

We are excited to bring you the launch of our September My Monthly Hero kit and add-ons! We are in the mood for Fall and the Creative Team has enjoyed playing with these products. At the end of the post you will find links to a blog hop that will give you lots of ideas for using this month's kit and add-ons.

The September My Monthly Hero kit takes you to the cooler days of autumn, when the colors are changing and the pumpkins are plentiful! Our kit contains a 6x8 clear stamp set featuring two distinct color layering projects: a painterly treatment of both sunflowers and pumpkins, combined with the perfect sentiments. Coordinating dies will cut out your fall creations, and a set of five ink cubes in autumnal colors (Butter Bar, Cup O' Joe, Orange Soda, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine), are designed to work well with the layering stamps. To round out the kit we've included coordinating papers and brass charms. 

Here are the contents of this month's kit:

1 6" x 8" Color Layering clear stamp set
8 Coordinating Frame Cuts dies
5 Ink cubes (Butter Bar, Cup O’ Joe, Orange Soda, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine)
3 Brass sunflower charms
2 Brass leaf charms
2 5.5" x 8.5" sheets of Pumpkin vellum (30lb)
2 5.5" x 8.5" sheets of Moonrock cardstock (80lb)

This kit is an incredible deal with so many goodies in it that the value is $70 but the cost to you is $34.99.

We also have some wonderful, optional add-on products this month -- 3 stamp sets, coordinating dies, 2 Fancy Dies, 1 Paper Layering die, 2 Bold Print background stamps and a set of ink cubes. Love them all? You can buy them together in one bundle and save!

First we have the Color Layering Squirrel stamp set, coordinating Frame Cuts and a bundle that includes the stamps, dies and inks.

  

 

Next up? Luna the Halloween Cat stamp set and coordinating Frame Cuts. For cat and Halloween lovers alike, these products are perfect for you. Jess used one of these cats on her awesome card here

We have a beautiful Vine Pattern Bold Prints background stamp that pairs nicely with so many of the products in this release.Take a look at the tone on tone background that Jayne created here

Envision creating a beautiful fall sky or a spooky night sky with this Starry Night Brushstroke Bold Prints stamp. It would be so easy to create with this detailed stamp. Ilina made a stunning night sky background here. Jess created a background strip using the stamp to anchor the elements of her card here

Next up is the Color Layering Thanksgiving stamp set and the bundle that includes the stamps and inks to use with them. This is such a unique stamp set. You can use the letter outlines alone or fill them in with stamped colors. 

 

We have a Gothic Vines Fancy Die with Frame. The details on this die are lovely.

 

Paper Layering dies add wonderful dimension to your projects and this month we have a Paper Layering Sunflower die - perfect as a focal point.

Next up is the Autumn Icons Fancy Dies set. These give you an easy way to add autumnal details to your projects with simple die cutting. 

Last but not least, we have an ink cube set filled with rich hues that will work with any of these products, especially the Color Layering Thanksgiving stamp set.

 

Is your mind spinning with creative ideas? Well, here are some more ideas from our talented Creative Team member, Jayne Nelson:

Jayne: I was having so much fun stamping the beautiful sunflowers in this month's kit that before I knew it, I had stamped enough flowers for two cards. For each of the cards, I started by loosely watercoloring a trimmed panel of watercolor paper. While the paint was drying, I embossed one of the seasonal sentiments from this month's kit onto two strips of vellum. When the paint dried, I wrapped the sentiment strips around the watercolor panels and then machine-stitched along the upper and lower edges of each piece. I used Cerulean and Poppy layering paper to mat the panels and to create card bases.

MMH September 2017 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

Next, I stamped four sunflower blooms with Dandelion, Butter Bar and Soft Brown inks for the petals and Soft Brown and Cup O' Joe inks for the flower centers, carefully aligning each stamp layer. I also stamped two leafy stems with Soft Olive and Forever Green inks. After quickly cutting around these images with the kit's matching dies, I cut two of the flowers into two halves and then secured each half along each card's left and right edges. Next, I added a stem and a foam-mounted sunflower to each card. I finished the cards by adding three blue gems, twine bows around the folded edges, and one of the pretty sunflower charms, included in this month's kit, over each bow.

Thanks Jayne!

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, September 7th at 11:59 AM PT in order to take advantage of this order. 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, September 8th and continues throughout the following week.

Also, we are offering a reduced shipping rate of $9.99 for our kit subscribers when shipping to international destinations. You asked for it and we are thrilled to offer it!

We 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 September kit (or reimbursement if you have already purchased your kit!) Leave your comments on all of these blogs by Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm PT, then look for the winner announcement here on the blog the following week.

The Hero Arts Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Lydia Fiedler

Yana Smakula

Amy Kolling

Wanda Guess

Ilina Crouse

May Park

Michelle Short

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Amy Tsuruta

Clare Prezzia

Libby Hickson

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Heidi
Heidi

September 05, 2017

Love, love, love this kit and the add-ons……the squirrel is just the cutest!

Francine
Francine

September 05, 2017

Wow. 5 inks in this kit. I haven’t been very good with layering. Maybe this will be more forgiving

Sharon Guizzardi
Sharon Guizzardi

September 05, 2017

Love the cards

Elena
Elena

September 05, 2017

Love the colours and the gorgeous sun flowers

Renee C
Renee C

September 05, 2017

I adore this September kit

Pam Dunbar
Pam Dunbar

September 05, 2017

What a great kit! Fall is my favorite season so I am loving the sunflowers and pumpkins!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

September 05, 2017

Wonderful kit. Thanks for a chance to win…

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

September 05, 2017

I love this kit. Thank you

Peggy Nickelson
Peggy Nickelson

September 05, 2017

The kit is wonderful I would love to create beautiful things with these products

Patty Eifert
Patty Eifert

September 05, 2017

Well….I just want to say I saw Jennifer McGuire’s video even before your kit release announcement and I’ve already ordered the kit!!

Abby
Abby

September 05, 2017

Love the Starry Night background.

Angie McArthur
Angie McArthur

September 05, 2017

Such a great kit! Hero Arts you rock!

Tracy A
Tracy A

September 05, 2017

I love this kit. Hero Arts makes the best layering stamps.

Miriam Lim
Miriam Lim

September 05, 2017

Love this set! I can’t wait to get my hands on these goodies!

Maria Giselle B.
Maria Giselle B.

September 05, 2017

Congratulations on your new kit. Love the sunflower and pumpkin layering stamps.

Helen
Helen

September 05, 2017

Thanks for this great blog hop,. Jane’s cards are a great starting point and everywhere along the way, there were even more great ideas for this release. I’ve got my wish list going—a great start would be winning the kit!

Tee Hall
Tee Hall

September 05, 2017

These new kits are exciting! Love the stamps,dies, colors- just love it all!

Jennifer Gallagher
Jennifer Gallagher

September 05, 2017

Love this kit so many great stamps. Thanks for all the ideas

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

September 05, 2017

I love the add-ons. I especially love he dimensional squirrel stamp and die set and the cat stamp and die set.

Margaret
Margaret

September 05, 2017

Wonderful kit! I especially love the cats and the background stamps.

Barbara Lassiter
Barbara Lassiter

September 05, 2017

I’ve just finished the blog hop. Lots of amazing inspiration. This has to be one of the best kits ever! :)

Renae
Renae

September 05, 2017

Yay!! Love the sunflowers & pumpkins. Beautiful kit & the add on are great. Can’t wait to see more cards.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

September 05, 2017

This kit is wonderful! Great for fall!

Cindy Thick
Cindy Thick

September 05, 2017

Love the sunflower stamp. Love the fall colors.

Kaylene
Kaylene

September 05, 2017

Wow, this is a beautiful set. I love sunflowers and pumpkins, so just so much to work with. Thanks for the chance.

Betty
Betty

September 05, 2017

love the kit and the add-ons are terrific – especially love the autumn icons dies

Terri Fain
Terri Fain

September 05, 2017

So pretty…Newbie here and can’t wait to get some happy mail!!

Jean G.
Jean G.

September 05, 2017

As usual Hero Arts has outdone themselves with another fabulous introduction! This set will be an amazing addition to anyone’s stamp collection.

 Janet Ingraham
Janet Ingraham

September 05, 2017

Fabulous kit and add-ons

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

September 05, 2017

Awesome kit and add-ons! Love layering sunflower and pumpkin stamps. So easy to stamp. I’d love the Starry Night Brushstrokes Bold stamp. Looks so versatile. And who can resist Luna the cat?

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

September 05, 2017

I enjoy seeing the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit each month, with all of the inspiration from the team members. It is so much fun to see how differently the same products can be used, to make different looking projects! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

joy meadows
joy meadows

September 05, 2017

Love this kit! There are so many possibilities for using it. Thanks for the chance to win.

JaneC
JaneC

September 05, 2017

I love the kit, not the add-ons, so much (I don’t “do” Halloween). The kit is just beautiful!!!! Nothing else I’ve seen does justice to pumpkins and sunflowers as this kit does!

jane Rakonczay
jane Rakonczay

September 05, 2017

What beautiful fall cards. Can’t wait to get my kit so I can play!

SuzanD
SuzanD

September 05, 2017

Fabulous autumn kit. Another great release.

Sharon O
Sharon O

September 05, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous kit! Everything is beautiful, especially for people [like me!] who love autumn so much.

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

September 05, 2017

I love this month’s kit and add-ons! Just beautiful.

Kitty Tatman
Kitty Tatman

September 05, 2017

Both background stamps are AWESOME! WISH someone would use the Gothic Vines die so we could see exactly what it cuts… it looks beautiful but hard to see all the details.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

September 05, 2017

What a wonderful fall inspired kit, love love love!

Roberta S.
Roberta S.

September 05, 2017

What a cute kit. The other stamps and dies are very pretty too. Thank you for the opportunity to win this months Kit.

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

September 05, 2017

YAY! The release day for this kit is FINALLY here!!!! :-D

Janice Ramiszewski
Janice Ramiszewski

September 05, 2017

LOve this collection. Fall is my favorite season.

Caitlin
Caitlin

September 05, 2017

So excited for this kit. Can’t wait until it comes inn the mail!

Liz
Liz

September 05, 2017

LOve this kit!

Timothy Ednie
Timothy Ednie

September 05, 2017

It’s a beautiful kit! I dont have any pumpkin stamps so this is great!

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

September 05, 2017

What gorgeous possibilities you have shown in this fall release!

Stacey
Stacey

September 05, 2017

Love the Fall and all it has to offer in this kit.

Linda Campbell
Linda Campbell

September 05, 2017

The fall collection is so pretty.

Cathy Hughes
Cathy Hughes

September 05, 2017

Love the cat dies.

Rinda K.
Rinda K.

September 05, 2017

Fall is almost here and this kit is perfect for the occasion! Love the add-ons, especially the color layering thanksgiving stamp set. ???

Julia D.
Julia D.

September 05, 2017

Such a beautiful kit! I LOVE sunflowers and everything in the kit looks awesome. Thank you for the chance to win!

Sharri Reeves
Sharri Reeves

September 05, 2017

Love this new kit and the Starty Night background.

Sharri Reeves
Sharri Reeves

September 05, 2017

Love this new kit and the Starty Night background.

Debbie Barba
Debbie Barba

September 05, 2017

Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the colors, the smells and the cool temps! Another awesome kit Hero Arts! I don’t know how you do it month after month! Such a pretty card Jayne!

Daryl Wong
Daryl Wong

September 05, 2017

Thank you Hero Arts! Awesome!

Tonya Vannatter
Tonya Vannatter

September 05, 2017

Fall is my favorite COLOR! And this would be an awesome collection to have! ♡

Lori Ritchie
Lori Ritchie

September 05, 2017

Great new release, loving the layered pumpkins and sunflower!

Pam
Pam

September 05, 2017

Love all of these! Even the cats, which is usually not my “thing”!

Karen Howard
Karen Howard

September 05, 2017

Now that I have ordered my kit and have seen the sample cards I am more anxious than ever to start making cards with it.

Robin P
Robin P

September 05, 2017

Lovely cards. This is one kit I definitely would like to have.

Laura Greig
Laura Greig

September 05, 2017

Wow, great set, fall is my favorite!

Karen Howard
Karen Howard

September 05, 2017

I just love layering stamps and admire all of the inspiring and beautiful samples I have seen from this kit.

Sabrina Radican
Sabrina Radican

September 05, 2017

What a fabulous card kit!!!!

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

September 05, 2017

Gorgeous kit~

marge
marge

September 05, 2017

oh the possibilities

Deb Hudson
Deb Hudson

September 05, 2017

I have to have this kit. Never purchased before, but have been wanting the “right” sunflower and pumpkin set. This is it

BobbieBluegill
BobbieBluegill

September 05, 2017

I just loved and ordered last month’s galaxy kit and now you have come up with another “must have” autumn kit. Your designers are the best.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

September 05, 2017

Fall is my favorite! Love this new kit and add-ons. Off to hop…

Gabriela Vincent
Gabriela Vincent

September 05, 2017

I love the Luna the cat set!!! & I can’t wait to play with the kit!

Carol K
Carol K

September 05, 2017

Beautiful collection …

Danielle Siegel
Danielle Siegel

September 05, 2017

I already bought this kit but I would love to win one for my friend Maria who can’t afford to buy one. Thank you very much! On behalf of Maria, I’m entering. Thank you.
Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

September 05, 2017

Love the pumpkin vine background! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Lindar C
Lindar C

September 05, 2017

Another fabulous kit, especially fond of Luna the Halloween Cat stamp set.

Linda M.
Linda M.

September 05, 2017

Fall is my favorite time of year and your new release has totally captured it!

~amy~
~amy~

September 05, 2017

Jayne, I adore your gorgeous cards!!!!!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

September 05, 2017

This is another amazing kit, and the add-ons are fantastic!

Mary Walker
Mary Walker

September 05, 2017

Perfect stamps and dies for fall. Love the new kit.

Donna Ligon
Donna Ligon

September 05, 2017

This kit is wonderful! Great job capturing the Fall colors and themes

Angie Hall
Angie Hall

September 05, 2017

This kit will get everyone in the mood for Fall cards. Love the color layering .

Karen
Karen

September 05, 2017

Love Sunflowers – This kit is a must

GrammyP
GrammyP

September 05, 2017

I was really excited when I saw the blog posts showing what was coming in this month’s kit! I love fall & what could be better than sunflowers and a salute to Van Gogh??? Your cards are just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

Melissa Beattie
Melissa Beattie

September 05, 2017

What a great kit! Those layering stamp sets look amazing.

Sue LD
Sue LD

September 05, 2017

Fall is my favorite time of year. Wonderful sunflower card.

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

September 05, 2017

Another awesome release! Love so many of these fall images!

Isabelle
Isabelle

September 05, 2017

Beautiful kit ! The blog hop will surely be awesome.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 05, 2017

Lovely release! The squirrel sets are my favourite :) Hopping along for the beautiful inspirations by the team :)

Tammy B
Tammy B

September 05, 2017

Love the autumn icons dies! Great stuff!

Alonda Panck
Alonda Panck

September 05, 2017

I especially love all of the stamps to make different looks with the pumpkins!

Chris
Chris

September 05, 2017

Love, love this kit! Cannot wait to get all the goodies and start playing with the flowers, pumpkins and squirrels!