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Win a Sold Out Kit! Favorites from the Vault Giveaway #3

by Hero Arts October 24, 2020 475 Comments

Happy Saturday! We're back with our third and final Favorites from the Vault giveaway opportunity! 

During a recent warehouse cleaning session, we were happily surprised to find some hidden treasures -- a handful of past kit items. We gathered every last piece from a few select kits, and now you have a chance to win some SOLD OUT My Monthly Hero kit products!

We may have saved the best for last. You decide...

Who remembers the very FIRST My Monthly Hero kit? The month, October...the year, 2015. Who also remembers how quickly that kit sold out? (Back then, there were no My Monthly Hero subscriptions offered.) The beautiful color layered poinsettias came onto the scene and were a smashing hit right out of the gate -- so much so, that the kit sold out in just a few hours and our website experienced some hiccups due to the heavy traffic. We've learned and grown since then, but will never forget the excitement and joy of that very first kit. It holds a special place in our hearts as we now celebrate the MMH program's 5th anniversary with you.

As the ultimate throwback, today we have 5 sets of stamps and dies from the October 2015 kit to give away to 5 lucky winners!

TO ENTER: Comment on this blog post and let us know one piece of stamping wisdom that you wish you'd known when you started stamping! The entry deadline is Thursday, October 29 at 11:59pm PT. We will announce the 5 randomly chosen winners here on the blog.

Now we get to announce the winners from last weekend's Favorites from the Vault giveaway!

The 5 randomly chosen winners will each receive stamps and dies from the sold out October 2018 kit:

• Stephanie Benoit
• Julia Dvorak
• Mary Gilmer
• Tracy Kent
• Sandy Koca

Congratulations to all! Please send an email to info@heroarts.com to claim your prizes and include "Vault Winner" in the subject line.

Last but not least, we want to remind you that time is running out on our classic kits sale. Celebrate 5 years of My Monthly Hero with $5 off a fabulous selection of classic kits, while supplies last! The sale price ($29.99) is reflected automatically in your shopping cart -- no code needed. This offer expires October 31. Check out all eight of the classic kits on sale here. 

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating our anniversary with us. Wishing you a lovely weekend!





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Debbie Rey
Debbie Rey

October 30, 2020

When I started stamping (in the 80s!), I wish I would have known more about when to use which type of ink works best with which type of paper for my chosen technique.

Taniya Fernando
Taniya Fernando

October 30, 2020

I wish I would have known the types of inks and the specific use of them. I love Heroarts products. Thanks for the chance to win these lovely kit!!

Carlos Ramon Cortez
Carlos Ramon Cortez

October 30, 2020

This is a really cool kit, the one piece of stamping wisdom that I wish I would have known when I started stamping is that a stamping platform tool is a lot better and easier than the acrylic stamping block’s

Amy Gross
Amy Gross

October 29, 2020

I wish I would have gotten back into stamping a long time ago instead of a year ago. I am having so much fun and have even “met” some great stamping friends!

Karin Adkins
Karin Adkins

October 29, 2020

I wish I had known that pigment ink and ink on glossy paper need to be heat set

Lisa Carlgren-Hotis
Lisa Carlgren-Hotis

October 29, 2020

I wish I had known the great value and joy you get from buying quality stamps!

Heather DG
Heather DG

October 29, 2020

One of my favorite past kits 💕 all things Christmas! Oh how I wish I’d have gotten more familiar with all the tools and quality companies before buying so much of what I did. I do a lot more research first now.😁

Anastasia Misura
Anastasia Misura

October 29, 2020

I wish I would have heard of the MISTI when it first came out. That has been a total game changer by being able to stamp an image out multiple times without eye-balling it and potentially ruining your whole project.

Wahnita Hammond
Wahnita Hammond

October 29, 2020

Stamping wisdom that I wish I knew when I started…..would be how much easier it is to use clear stamps than the wood block rubber stamps. Of course it would have also been great to know how much it was going to be an addiction!! It has all been worth it though!

Dawn Nguyen
Dawn Nguyen

October 29, 2020

I wish I would have known how to compose a pretty card design. I’ve been stamping for over 25 years and just within the last 3 years learned how to compose pretty cards ❤️❤️I love Hero Arts! Thank you for the chance to win!

Gabriela Prch
Gabriela Prch

October 29, 2020

I wish I knew more about different types of inks, especially black ones and for what I can use them.

Diana Metts
Diana Metts

October 29, 2020

I’ve only been card making for about a year. I wish I’d bought my MSTI sooner. It was definitely a game changer for me. Also wish I’d knew how addictive (and expensive) :) this would be

Molly Hanes
Molly Hanes

October 29, 2020

One of the tricks I wish I had learned earlier is how to create and use a template that allows multiple stamping on die cuts. This trick allows you to create perfectly aligned cut outs in a fraction of the time. No need to align every stamped item!

Silvia Minguzzi
Silvia Minguzzi

October 29, 2020

I Wish i had the right paper from the start and definitely easier access to us products! Love the kit and thank you for the chance to win

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

October 29, 2020

What a pretty kit! I love the poinsettias and the colors!
I wish I’d invested in some really good quality organizational system pieces from the get-go, something I could have added to as I acquired more! :)

Jen Anderson
Jen Anderson

October 29, 2020

I am just starting out, but the wisdom I’ll give myself it to not buy everything at once… which is so hard because there are so many cute stamps and awesome tools out there!

Yuliya Mostoufi
Yuliya Mostoufi

October 29, 2020

I love MMH kits, and I can’t wait usually to find out would be the new kit!

Debbie Ciola
Debbie Ciola

October 29, 2020

I wish I had known about all the ways you can make background paper for yourself and have so much fun doing it, and trying all the fun new products available. I spent a lot of money on paper pads because I thought that’s what I would need the most. Turns out they just sit on the shelf collecting dust. I rarely use the pattern papers because my favorite part of card making is exploring all of the techniques. Thanks for your support and generosity you give all us crafters. 🙏 Debbie!

Lisa Scott
Lisa Scott

October 29, 2020

I wish I would have known how hard it is to get a perfect embossed sentiment onto black cardstock &/or how to be quick when embossing on vellum. :)
Thank you for this giveaway! Praying I win something for once in my life 😍🤞

Joanie Ketcham
Joanie Ketcham

October 29, 2020

I wish I had kept better track of all my stamp sets, names and manufacturer in a spreadsheet so I could keep better track of them. I have stamps that I have no idea who the manufacturer is.

Nina Nguyen
Nina Nguyen

October 28, 2020

I wish I knew more about inks and different quality of paper before hoarding.

jenny stratton
jenny stratton

October 28, 2020

have fun.

Kathi Bobb
Kathi Bobb

October 28, 2020

I wish that I had known that my favorite coloring mediums would be markers and water colors. I spent a lot of time trying a lot of mediums to find what fit me best.

Sandra Baggarly
Sandra Baggarly

October 28, 2020

I would have purchased a stamping platform sooner. I just got one a month or so ago and it has been a life saver!

Jennifer Petersen
Jennifer Petersen

October 28, 2020

I wish I had known and understood different types of inks and that the type of paper you use matters too! This is a beautiful kit! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Cindy Helton
Cindy Helton

October 28, 2020

I wish I would have known about the different ink types and what products to use them on. I’ve discarded way too many to count of trials and failures before I learned more!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

October 28, 2020

Thanks for all the fun inspiration and give-aways! I’d love to win this set – so pretty! I wish I would have been more adventurous about trying different ink colors. When I first started stamping, I only used black ink and then colored the imaged with chalks or colored pencils. I enjoyed it, but now it’s so fun to use different colored inks and also layering stamps!

Deborah Cox
Deborah Cox

October 28, 2020

How exciting! I wish I had known that it goes a lot easier to stamp the inkpad on the stamp vs stamping the stamp on the inkpad. Something so easy that made a difference for me when I was shown!

Lillian Skamsar
Lillian Skamsar

October 28, 2020

I wish I had known about stamp quality and paper quality. How much that matters. Also I wish I had known how much time I was going too loose having fun stamping. No regrets. Love the monthly package of creative joy.

Cerise Burke
Cerise Burke

October 28, 2020

Woof! Again and again I wish I had found Hero Arts sooner. There is a incredible amount of professional-grade instruction and tutorials available for the beginner and advanced alike. I cannot think of another industry with this kind of generosity of spirit. Truly amazing. Bonus? The chance to snag that suh-weet stamp set. Fa la la la LOVE those teeny Poinsettias. Stay fabu Hero Arts,ya’ll rule!

Amye Huizinga
Amye Huizinga

October 28, 2020

I wish I knew the MISTI would come out so I would have started purchasing the unmounted stamps sooner!

Coreen Seeley
Coreen Seeley

October 28, 2020

It is a beautiful kit. I have never purchased a kit and it would be awesome to win this hidden treasure! I wish I had known about the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform sooner. It has been a tremendous help when stamping.

Lisa Wiley
Lisa Wiley

October 28, 2020

I wish I had started organizing my stamps from the beginning. At the time I had no idea just how addictive it would be and how many stamps I would have…lol

Didi Leonard
Didi Leonard

October 28, 2020

Of course we did not have the luxury of stamp positioners back then, so there’s definitely that LOL Also, I wish I had known a little more about making good use of ink, embossing powders and embellishments! The My Monthly Hero kits are so perfect in that regard because everything in there is already curated for you. I love them! Thank you for the chance to win ❤️

Judy Ferrell
Judy Ferrell

October 28, 2020

I wish I had known the difference between good and bad stamps. Which ones would stamp better as opposed to just buying because of the price. Would have saved a lot of money, not getting the cheap ones that didn’t really work.

margaret bednarczyk stewart
margaret bednarczyk stewart

October 28, 2020

This kit is beautiful.!!! I wish I had known how to emboss when I first started cardmaking! I love to emboss now! Happy crafting everyone!

Jennifer Cole
Jennifer Cole

October 28, 2020

Thank you, Hero Arts team for such great kits and the opportunity to win this iconic set!

Debbie McDaniel
Debbie McDaniel

October 28, 2020

What a great kit to win just in time for holiday card making! Thanks for the opportunity!

Theresa Gilliam
Theresa Gilliam

October 28, 2020

I w
Ish I had known about the Misti!!

Karen MacDonald
Karen MacDonald

October 28, 2020

I wish I had know I would need a larger room to call my own, to keep all things crafty, find joy, and make crafty tokens of my love and appreciation.

Annette Lund
Annette Lund

October 28, 2020

I wish I had known the importance of organizing my stamps from the beginning of this adventure. I did not realize that I would love cardmaking as much as I do! Yet, with as many stamps as I have, I still do not have a poinsettia…and Christmas is almost here! Silly, right?

Sherrie Pressler
Sherrie Pressler

October 28, 2020

I wish I had known how much more beautifully alcohol markers worked on watercolor paper

Sherrie Pressler
Sherrie Pressler

October 28, 2020

I will be over the .on to win this kit!!

Evy Chritton
Evy Chritton

October 27, 2020

I wish I had known archival ink did not smear when using alcohol markers.

Sheri Ylen
Sheri Ylen

October 27, 2020

I wish I would have paced myself better.

Laura Wyrick
Laura Wyrick

October 27, 2020

I wish I had known how to prime new stamps before using.

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

October 27, 2020

Yeah, I learned the difference between pigment ink and dye ink the hard way (by smearing ink all over the folks on my Christmas list!). DO NOT use pigment ink on coated papers!

Natalie Godfrey
Natalie Godfrey

October 27, 2020

I wish I would have known that stamping would become a very addictive habit to break and an expensive one too! But I continue to stamp.

Bonnie King
Bonnie King

October 27, 2020

Wish I had understood that it is better to re-ink and stamp lightly again with sentiment stamps that press hard to get a good impression. I’ve “smooshed” lots of sentiments!

Marilyn Helmstadter
Marilyn Helmstadter

October 27, 2020

To be more creative with mistakes – innovating the use of mis-stamped images in different ways as well as various blending of tools and supplies to make something more individual. Trust in what I can do versus just seeing the examples given.

Johanna Rundell
Johanna Rundell

October 27, 2020

I really like your products and love that your dies are not attached to each other as I find it tedious to separate new dies. I’ve been card making for a long time and have had to learn a lot of different things. If I had known that not all embossing powders were created equal I could have saved myself a lot of grief and smudges. I am way more careful now about which ones I use and for what. Thicker powders are not good on fine detail stamps for example.

Patt H.
Patt H.

October 27, 2020

I love these gorgeous poinsettias! Glad to see there were sets hiding out & it would be awesome to win one of them! Thanks for the opportunity!

Cindy Houeiss
Cindy Houeiss

October 27, 2020

I wish I had realized all that color paper I could have saved all the scraps to make new cards.

Annette Bridges
Annette Bridges

October 27, 2020

I have been making cards for many years and things have progressed beyond belief.
I wish I had know how addicted I would be so I could have started a secret nest egg
to pay for my habit. Thank you!

Deborah A Reeps
Deborah A Reeps

October 27, 2020

Save those re-inkers even if the stamp pad is long gone!

Pamela Ratcliff
Pamela Ratcliff

October 27, 2020

Buy quality supplies, not quantity. A good cardstock can make all the difference.

Diane Kivisto
Diane Kivisto

October 27, 2020

My tip would be that you can emboss with dye ink by stamping in an embossing ink and then the dye ink.

Barbara-Jean Kubik
Barbara-Jean Kubik

October 27, 2020

I wish I knew more about blending backgrounds when I first started. Still need help with that now!

Tammy Barnes
Tammy Barnes

October 27, 2020

I wish I had known about the different t inks and papers. This makes a huge difference in card making. It takes a while to learn the impact that these 2 things make on cards!

Elaine Harrison Lane
Elaine Harrison Lane

October 27, 2020

I wish I had known, starting out, that kits were even out there. What a great way to acquire stamps, inks, paper and dies that all go together to make so many different kits, the second thing I wish, would have been to organize my stamps, so I know what I have by theme so I know what else I need to have birthday, sympathy and thank you cards. I am glad I know about Hero Arts monthly kits NOW.

lynn sewards best
lynn sewards best

October 27, 2020

the card making tip is using pencils (watercolor) to give another sample of card making with stamps

lynn sewards best
lynn sewards best

October 27, 2020

would love to win the giveaway. I love Christmas card making and this set is awesome! thanks

Amy Solomon
Amy Solomon

October 27, 2020

A couple things I wish I knew when I started was how important quality inks are. I was always so unhappy with my stamping until I tried some high quality inks and was much happier. I also learned that I need to be careful of inky fingertips. I still have a problem with that one.

Elizabeth Gonzalez
Elizabeth Gonzalez

October 27, 2020

I started stamping over 20 years ago and was not aware of all techniques to make art with stamps. I never experimented and wish I had learned to do so. The stamping industry has grown tremendously since I first started making my own cards and scrapbooking. I’m so grateful for the treasured stamps I have from Hero Arts and the classes you make available. I hope to never stop learning new ways to use your stamps. Thank you for providing quality products and classes.

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

October 27, 2020

Oh my… I wished I had know what inks, stamping platforms, tools and coloring mediums I could have gotten without buying them alllllll…..Every time I seen something new, I thought I needed it to do some of the same things the demonstrator did but I could have used what I had. I love buying the kits and I will always continue to do that.

Gayle Chrvala
Gayle Chrvala

October 27, 2020

Not to be too critical of my work. Enjoy what I have and continue to make and fulfill that wish list. Thanks for the chance to win your amazing products.

Karin Thone
Karin Thone

October 27, 2020

When I first start stamping I wished I had know that it would become my number one addiction! I have loved Hero Arts Monthly kits since I first found out about them and have manages to acquire at least a few pieces from every kit except for six of them. included in this list of six I don’t have anything from is the number one kit for October 2015, so you can only imagine how excited I am about this contest!
No matter what I happens, I always am overjoyed to receive my kit every month!
Thank you so much for creating them!

Vicky Holcomb
Vicky Holcomb

October 27, 2020

That’s such a pretty set! When I first started stamping, I wish I had known about stamp positioners. I had always gotten bad stamped images and it discouraged me from wanting to try stamping again.

ANN SIEBER
ANN SIEBER

October 27, 2020

I wish I had known about the correct ink pads to use for the different types of stamping. Once I finally took some classes my techniques definitely improved.

Sharon Christian
Sharon Christian

October 27, 2020

I wish I knew that there are no mistakes….. So many things thrown away. Now, I just remember that every project is a handmade original.

Susan B
Susan B

October 27, 2020

When I started stamping I wish I would have known how addicting this hobby is. I can’t even begin to imagine how much money I have invested. But, I’ve got to say that every penny is so worth it. I love stamping and the beautiful things I can create.

Fiona Cook
Fiona Cook

October 27, 2020

Less is more – I have learned the beauty of simplicity from watching the artistic creations of many of Hero Arts demonstrators and have been able to develop my own simple style

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

October 27, 2020

This would be such a great set to win! I wish I had known about the diversity of products available and really how to select the products that I truly love and would continue to use year after year. Too many stamps I bought that weren’t diverse enough, and some of them have still never even been used!

Crystal LeShae Evans
Crystal LeShae Evans

October 27, 2020

I’m still very new to crafting (about 2 months) with stamps and making cards I can still count on two hands the amount of “finished” cards, sealed & sent that I have made. What a world of difference it has been for me to use the misti. I’m still learning about colors, equal margins, and layering mats! The best advice I have received & trying to live by is: “have fun making & to not stress for perfection, it’s only paper and it has two sides!” :)

Yvonne Ortiz
Yvonne Ortiz

October 27, 2020

I like companies that get involved in the community and the world through charitable contributions. It’s great that 100% of the proceeds from the sales of
select products for the Charitable
Campaign.

Sarah Hunt
Sarah Hunt

October 27, 2020

I’ve been stamping since I was a kid back in the 80’s and I wish I’d known about clear stamps sooner! I didn’t “discover” them until about 8 years ago and they are so helpful! I enjoy being able to see exactly where my stamp is going and what it’ll look like.

Deborah Smith
Deborah Smith

October 27, 2020

Great giveaway! Wish I had known about all the different inks when I first started stamping.

Marjorie Estey
Marjorie Estey

October 27, 2020

I wish I had known about the different kinds of inks and how to use them. It would have made life back then a lot easier.

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

October 27, 2020

Who doesn’t love poinsettias? Every kit I have purchased from Hero Arts has always been a joy to see all the wonderful items enclosed and to use. They’ve made some great cards. I get my inspiration from all the wonderful blogs and videos that are put on your site. Thank you so much.

Sherri Stiles-Imker
Sherri Stiles-Imker

October 27, 2020

The card does not have to be perfect. The recipient will love it.

Victoria Lynch
Victoria Lynch

October 27, 2020

This kit is gorgeous!

I wish I had known about watercolor pens and how easy they are to use. I own a TON of markers, but use my watercolor pens a lot more.

Linda Regulski
Linda Regulski

October 27, 2020

I’m still learning, there are so many good tricks and tips on your site, I can’t pick just one.

Cherry Bruns
Cherry Bruns

October 27, 2020

When I first started out I was so worried about messing up that it took away some of the joy of crafting. Now I don’t sweat the mistakes, I can always find a way to hide them. The important thing is to have fun!

Riva Moyer
Riva Moyer

October 27, 2020

I simply wish that I knew about Hero Arts and all the wonderful help on you tube

Sheryl C
Sheryl C

October 27, 2020

Blending the inks to come up with beautiful background colors.

Tammy Shackleford
Tammy Shackleford

October 27, 2020

The one thing I wish I had known when I first started stamping is the difference between good quality stamps and the cheaper stamps. To look for stamps with matching dies (I hate to fussy cut them). Also the difference in which inks to use for which application. Lots of blurry smeared images.

Lois Hand
Lois Hand

October 27, 2020

I have been stamping since the early 1990s and wish I had shared my creations more with others. Finding my “style” took awhile but I am still enjoying making cards.

Sylvia Castaneda
Sylvia Castaneda

October 27, 2020

Oh my, I saw this and my heart went pitter-patter! I’m in love again. I thought I was done making cards, but this is adorable. Stamping is versatile, you can use ink, pens, pencils, watercolors, etc. When I started stamping the best advice was you can never make a mistake with stamping, layering does amazing things to cover up flaws.

K bragg
K bragg

October 27, 2020

I wish had known the different types of stamp inks were used for. Dye vs chalk vs pigment

Ware Parrish
Ware Parrish

October 27, 2020

I started stamping long before stamping platforms like the Misty were available. I wasn’t very good at it and found it very frustrating, so I rarely used my stamps. So I wish they had had such a platform, or I wish I had thought of it!

Karin Akmal
Karin Akmal

October 27, 2020

Wish I had understood color families. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what colors would look good together. :)

Laura Ruscetti
Laura Ruscetti

October 27, 2020

Making sure my fingers don’t have ink on them. I can’t tell you how many cards I ruined by not being aware of inky fingers! I now make sure I have a damp cloth handy to clean my hands regularly while I’m creating.

Robin  Platt
Robin Platt

October 27, 2020

I wish I knew that sometimes imperfect stamping is perfect. I also wish I had known just addicting it can be.

Wendy Loveland
Wendy Loveland

October 27, 2020

Best tip I picked up after I’d been stamping for years was to put a sheet of craft foam down on my desk surface prior to stamping. It is particularly helpful with clear stamps , but helps get a crisper image on any kind of stamp.

Kathy Slack
Kathy Slack

October 27, 2020

More than 25 years ago, I jumped into crafting with very little knowledge of the industry or crafting as a whole and I wish I had researched more. However 2 years ago I discovered my true love is card making.

Derek Marshall
Derek Marshall

October 27, 2020

Awesome kit! Wish I had known which stamping inks went with watercolor and which went with alcohol markers. Too many smeared and streaked projects to count.

Allison Brown
Allison Brown

October 27, 2020

I look forward to the holiday kits. They’re my favorite. Thank you for always brining the best, most festive Christmas designs. I hope I win the kit. I’m looking forward to creating with it.
Beth Jones
Beth Jones

October 27, 2020

This is such a lovely kit! One piece of stamping wisdom I’ve learned to embrace is “it’s just paper”…..don’t be afraid to try new things and possibly make mistakes. You learn something along the way or possibly end up with a happy accident.

Jessica Ferreira
Jessica Ferreira

October 27, 2020

I wish I had known to take a picture of my card while figuring out a layout. I’ve a habit of just playing around with moving diecuts and layers until I get something I like, but in the beginning I would take all pieces off and start gluing from memory. It seems like such an obvious solution, but it was almost a year after I started cardmaking that I realized I could just take a picture with my phone and not have to deal with forgetting something!

Molly Kremnitzer
Molly Kremnitzer

October 27, 2020

Bit of wisdom – don’t be afraid to mess up – sometimes your mess-ups turn out really great in the end. And if it doesn’t you’ll know what not to do next time. Just have fun!

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