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

Oct 24, 2020 Hero Arts

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!

476 Responses

Elaine Wood

Elaine Wood

August 03, 2021

I wish I had been told about the different types of inks and what to use them for. I wish I had started sooner.

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!

Paulyne VanderSloot

Paulyne VanderSloot

October 27, 2020

This is a beautiful kit. I don’t remember it, so it must have been before I started getting the kits. I bet you could do that kit again and it would be a sell out. I wouldn’t mind purchasing it. I love flowers to color.

Vicky Highland

Vicky Highland

October 27, 2020

So adore poinsettias and this pretty kit!
My favorite piece of wisdom I’m so glad I learned is to keep an inventory of my crafting supplies. It only took me a few times of rebuying my favorite stamp or embossing folder or ink (lol) to realize the impartance of inventorying it all!

Helen F

Helen F

October 27, 2020

This is another wonderful Classic Kit! Many of my very first stamps are Hero Arts. When I started, it was a matter of getting stamps whenever I could find them at a price I could afford. I wish now that I had realised the need to be more selective, and only buy stamps that can be widely used for various occasions and designs. Many of my first stamps are still used over and over today as true favourites! Sadly, others have hardly been used at all.

Amy Peyton

Amy Peyton

October 27, 2020

Hello! This giveaway has been so much fun to watch! As for the thing I wish I’d known before I started stamping… it’s so silly, but I didn’t know that you could peel clear cling stamps off of the plastic with the stamped image! I thought you had to cut the stamps apart! facepalm I know so much more now!!

Marina De Bruyne

Marina De Bruyne

October 27, 2020

I wish I had known earlier that not only the ink but also the cardstock is something important to get beautiful, crisp stamped images.

Linda S.

Linda S.

October 27, 2020

I wish I’d known how much I’d love stamps with matching dies. I used to fussy cut my images, which I’ve honestly never enjoyed. I own many stamps that have no matching dies and I rarely use them any more.

Judy Murphy

Judy Murphy

October 27, 2020

The one thing I wish I knew originally? That everyone makes mistakes and it’s ok to scrap a design and start again. I put so much pressure on myself to get it perfect and sometimes the mistakes turn out to be a blessing. I’m more relaxed now and my cards are better for it 😊

Maureen Hampshire

Maureen Hampshire

October 27, 2020

Two things actually. The first is having a Misti! Oh, sooooo many botched cards prior! The second is preparing your new stamps to stamp! This is such an important step; making your ink of choice work so much better.

Lyndi Holland

Lyndi Holland

October 27, 2020

Inks, Inks, Inks…there is so much to know about the differences. I wish I had looked up what each inks were used for.

Sue Small-Kreider

Sue Small-Kreider

October 27, 2020

One piece of stamping advice that I had wish I had known when I first got started stamping was how to condition new stamps so that they print evenly and not spotting. Can’t remember who taught me to rub the new stamps on my craft mat to rub off the coating especially on clear stamps.

Tracy Fear

Tracy Fear

October 27, 2020

Very pretty little kit. I wish I had known about the MISTI stamping tool. It’s EVERYTHING!

Donna Phelan

Donna Phelan

October 27, 2020

Hmmmm…..probably that you don’t need everything right away. Start small, buy a few stamps a few inks a few dies. See what it is you like to create and how you like to create it. You really don’t need everything….even though you may want it :)

Rita DeCook

Rita DeCook

October 27, 2020

one piece of stamping wisdom … use a coffee filter to catch glitter and/or embossing powders so that excess can be returned to their respective containers.

Birgit Norton

Birgit Norton

October 27, 2020

Thanks for the opportunity to win this fun giveaway! I’ve been stamping for almost 20 years now and I wish I had known the difference between spending money on good quality stamps verses cheap stamps. There’s a definite difference in the outcome of the stamped image, that I didn’t realize it at the time,

Dianna Weaver

Dianna Weaver

October 27, 2020

The one thing I wish I had known from the beginning would be to buy less and purchase fewer but higher quality materials and tools. Four years later I am destashing boxes of stamps, dies and tools that I bought on clearance, subscriptions that are of a lesser quality or impulse buys that I never really used. I should have spent more time learning, less time shopping.

Makeba D'Abreu

Makeba D'Abreu

October 27, 2020

What? I still know nothing. Seriously, there are a few things I know now that I wish I knew a year ago: embraces the art — stamping in fun; the different types of inks; crafting has 3 built-in hobbies: creating, buying supplies (inclusive of wishing, just in case, impulse, and wondering around for something to strike), and buying items to organize my supplies; and Hero Arts. I fell in love with the brand when I realized their consciousness for social justice and corporate responsibility. Stamping is existential. What I stamp is an expression of my experiences, views, hopes, faith, and desire to leave the world better and an opportunity to live on purpose.

Esther Allison

Esther Allison

October 27, 2020

I wish I had known about drying inks with a heat tool! I only had pigment inks and they were always smudging.

Lynn Lohne

Lynn Lohne

October 27, 2020

Such a cool kit! I have been a my monthly hero’s kit subscriber for a couple of years. They really are a good value. I wish I had known that to master stamping, it takes a little bit of practice. And who knew there would be stamping platforms? I love this craft & enjoy creating with Hero Arts products. Once a month I get a box full of goodies just for me, what could be better?

Marianne Brinkley

Marianne Brinkley

October 27, 2020

If I had only known why my ink just wouldn’t dry – even after waiting overnight! Who knew that pigment ink could stay that wet for so long!?

Dorothy Ayotte

Dorothy Ayotte

October 27, 2020

Awesome kit! Hmmm words of wisdom- I’ve been stamping a long time. I wish I had known about the online stamping community years and years ago! So much inspiration and sharing of techniques.

Nadine Bontatibus

Nadine Bontatibus

October 27, 2020

I wish I had known that I could emboss with stencils and dies.

Joy Liddy

Joy Liddy

October 27, 2020

I wish I’d been less like a child in a candy shop. LOL! I bought so many things thinking that I would use them and not really having a plan or a card that I wanted to make with them. I had stamp sets that I gave away or sold because I had them for years and never used them. I’m much more careful now, and I only buy products if I have something in mind to create.

Anna Edwards

Anna Edwards

October 27, 2020

Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful kit. I wish I had known I had to condition new stamps before using them for the first time. It would have saved so much frustration.

Marylin Day

Marylin Day

October 27, 2020

If I had known how many of my family and friends would like handmade greeting cards for birthdays, Christmas, etc., I would have started this wonderful hobby 10 years ago (rather than 6). Such a unique gift to show I care and love them!

Margilyne Williamson

Margilyne Williamson

October 27, 2020

I wish I had done more research on new ideas/products. I have purchased several items that never got used.

Georgann Smith

Georgann Smith

October 27, 2020

I wished I’d known that “finished” is so, so much better than perfect… since perfect doesn’t exist. A finished card is mailed and the recipient is cheered or comforted, or consoled and has solid proof that someone is thinking of them.

Toni C

Toni C

October 27, 2020

I’ve been making cards since 1991! That’s a long time, I wish I had learned right away to understand and appreciate my own style and to apply it to let that be my signature!

JL

JL

October 27, 2020

Oh, there are so many things! And I’m still learning after all these yrs. I wish I had been better about planning ahead, I’d see a new technique, be anxious to try it, start to do something and then realize 1/2 way thru that I’d skipped an important step. I wish I’d been better about knowing what to invest in and what cheap stuff was the better option.

Sophie Wachs

Sophie Wachs

October 27, 2020

Thanks for creating such wonderful kits, this one was awesome! ( and for allowing them to be send to Europe :D)
I wish I had know about stamp platform or to stamp on a quite soft surface for better result, because I had begun years ago with mounted wood stamp and the results was not always there. So much I have learned from there, I love your blog cause it’s a great source of learning and inspiration.
I think I already hooked my 3 years old daughter on stamping and coloring, she loved last year june kit with the jungle animals.

Patsy Armstead

Patsy Armstead

October 27, 2020

The sample cards in this kit are gorgeous I love the understated elegance of each card. The ink colors with this kit are my favorite colors all pulled together. I didn’t know there were kits before 2027. What a treasure!

Karen Tomisato Kanda

Karen Tomisato Kanda

October 27, 2020

If I knew stamping back then was addicting I would have been very selective on my purchases and cherry picked…lol

I remember Poinsettia Monthly Kit literally flew off the shelves! It was SOLD OUT by the time I was able to get online to purchase the Poinsettia Monthly Kit! I was so sad beyond tears!

Jennifer Rezentes

Jennifer Rezentes

October 27, 2020

This is a beautiful set, I’ve enjoyed stamping and card making for many, many years now. Over time their is so much more that’s available to us and much more affordable than it was was years ago. Die cutting was the large machine and the die’s were large blocks, now it’s thin dies and one simple and affordable machine. I still have many of the wood block stamp. I would say what I’ve learned now, and wish I knew years ago, was to budget and pick out stamps that can be more versatile, that would work in more than one type of application.

Alice Turak

Alice Turak

October 27, 2020

I wish I had known to hold the stamp for at least 5 seconds with embossing ink when I want to emboss.

Bernice James

Bernice James

October 27, 2020

I wish I had organized early on in the collecting

Monica Telles

Monica Telles

October 27, 2020

In the beginning I wish I would have know about the different inks and different cardstock and papers. And what works better together. I love stamping and it is so addictive! Another thing I wish I would have known is I didn’t have to buy everything I saw. It would have saved me a lot of money…then I could have spent it on a new stamp release, because there is always something new coming out. Research first!

Brenda Dengo

Brenda Dengo

October 27, 2020

I wish I would have saved more of my first cards I made with stamps. Not only to see the stamping technique and improvement I’ve made but also to encourage me to find those old stamps and create new ideas based on current trends! . Thank you for your environmental conscience.

Priscilla Thibault

Priscilla Thibault

October 27, 2020

I wish I had just made more cards with the supplies I already had, and the techniques that I already knew. People enjoyed them just because they were given from the heart. I worried too much about the final product. I’m glad I have better quality cardstock, learned to die cut, and improved my techniques, but it is still the personal touch and what I write inside my cards that are the most important things.

Marie Z Johansen

Marie Z Johansen

October 27, 2020

Things I wish I had understood earlier in my card making:
1. Using high quality, extra thick, card stock and using layering techniques can add so much depth and richness to a card.
2. How important using the right kind of ink pad for the job is!
3. That exploring what a variety of brands have to offer can enrich your card making journey and can help you develop your own style. At first I tried to dd too much until I realized that I much prefer more simple designs.

Heather Sherlock

Heather Sherlock

October 27, 2020

I wish I had known about sticky grid paper when I started stamping. Originally meant for holding down dies in the die cutting maching, I use sticky paper in my stamping tool for easy, accurate and pleasurable stamping. This is really usefully for placement of stamps, centering sentiments and layering stamps.

Amber Bodily

Amber Bodily

October 27, 2020

The Misti stamping tool is a game changer. You don’t have to hold your breath and hope for the best each time you stamp or worry about ruing a card you’ve already invested a bunch of time in.

Mary Ellen Mayer

Mary Ellen Mayer

October 27, 2020

Thank you for the chance to win a fabulous set. Wisdom I have gained: I don’t need to own EVERYTHING! (Unless it is Hero Arts, of course).

Maretta Nearing

Maretta Nearing

October 26, 2020

This is such a beautiful kit! I have been stamping and crafting for years but wish I’d known about all the different ink options available. I’m still learning, but it’s a joy to do so!

Pamela Edwards

Pamela Edwards

October 26, 2020

I wish i had known more about inks and the special uses for different types. Could have saved a lot of time and a lot of redos.

Amy Armington

Amy Armington

October 26, 2020

I began stamping way back in 1981, after I bought my first wood mounted stamp from a kiosk at the mall. My wisdom would be to set up a “card budget” early & keep contributing to it monthly, because there is always something new & fun to buy to keep my cardmaking hobby alive! This is the only hobby I have never lost interest in. Thanks Hero Arts for always being there for me & my hobby!

Mary Myers

Mary Myers

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known how to pace myself with regard to purchasing items that I ended up not using hardly at all-items that were used in a card
that I saw that I wanted to recreate, but I didn’t give myself the opportunity to creatively use items I already had! I think I would have
grown so much more in my craft (and saved lots of money!). :)

Laurie Dix

Laurie Dix

October 26, 2020

I’ve been scrapbooking and cardmaking for about 50 years now, and wish I had seen early on how much easier it would have been to find things now if I had organized them then! It’s a much greater challenge now than it was way back then when my scrapbooking usually consisted of cutting words, letters, and pictures out of magazines and then gluing them onto paper. I’ve come a long way, baby!

Kathy Barrett

Kathy Barrett

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known about using a stamping platform In place of a acrylic block when I first started stamping. Using one has given me more confidence in my ability to stamp. It is what has gotten me hooked on stamping. I know that if I don’t get the image dark & clear enough the first time, that I can keep stamping over & over again in the same spot till I get it to look the way I want. I love using my Hero Arts stamps on my stamping platform!

Nikki Smailes

Nikki Smailes

October 26, 2020

I wish I had done more research when I first started because I purchased a lot of product that really wasn’t what I wanted and they sit there collecting dust.

Beatrice Innocenzi-Gervasoni

Beatrice Innocenzi-Gervasoni

October 26, 2020

Thank you so much for offering giveaways and a chance to win the first Hero Arts Monthly kit!
The one thing I wished I had know was the importance of the correct paper with inks. If I win
the poinsettia stamp kit I plan on making shades of pink, white & blue poinsettias holiday cards!
Good luck everyone! Have a great day & stay safe!

Rene Ellard

Rene Ellard

October 26, 2020

What a beautiful stamp set. I wish I had know the difference between quality stamps vs cheap stamps when I started the stamping venture. Hero Arts stamps are so wonderful to work with.

Nika Ward

Nika Ward

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known to heat up my embossing gun before trying to heat up embossing powder. I could have saved many projects from warping.

Kimberly Banaga

Kimberly Banaga

October 26, 2020

Love these retro kits! Thank you for sharing! My stamping wisdom – I wish I knew about the different kinds of cardstock to stamp on, I would not have bought as much colored paper and bought cardstock instead.

Kathy Hogan

Kathy Hogan

October 26, 2020

This is such a beautiful set. I wis I had known about MMH when you first started so I could have gotten this set. It’s one of my favorites.

I’ve been stamping for a long time. When I first started I wish I had known you could remove ink smudges with an eraser. I don’t know how many pieces I threw out because of small ink smudges I couldn’t cover. I also wish I had though about using a hinge to create a stamp positioner like the MISTI. I had such a hard time getting a nice crisp image and I kept trying to come up with a device to help my stamping. I’m so thankful someone came up with the idea.

Valorie

Valorie

October 26, 2020

I wish I had a better understanding of die cuts and inks when I first started scrapbooking and card making!! I love it so much and now through tutorials and video I’ve learned so much!!! Awesomeness!!💯🥰

Twylla Smith

Twylla Smith

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known more about the different types of inks and how to use them when I started. Also about the importance of good quality paper.

Tina Chau

Tina Chau

October 26, 2020

I wish I would have known about fussy cutting or masking when I first started stamping. Scene building with stamps are still the hardest part of stamping to me. :)

Brenda Grote

Brenda Grote

October 26, 2020

I ❤ poinsettias! I get best results when I stamp in a platform, so I can re-do it or add more ink, if necessary. My stamping before that was meh.

Fionna Wheatley

Fionna Wheatley

October 26, 2020

This looks amazing. I know it is sold out, but could you please re release it for purchase? Many thanks!

Heather Tallman-Girvin

Heather Tallman-Girvin

October 26, 2020

I wish I had kept a technique binder with the techniques that I learned/tried through the years… I started paper crafting almost 25 years ago and so many trends have come and gone, it’s fun to see something and remember when we did that years ago.

Kenni Eberlin

Kenni Eberlin

October 26, 2020

Wish I had kept a record of what stamps I had bought so i didn’t get so many duplicates. You can always tell a stamp that you LOVE when you own 3 of them :)

Maureen Ferris

Maureen Ferris

October 26, 2020

When I first started stamping I wish I would have know about ink resist. It’s one of my favorite techniques along with embossing. Thank you Hero Arts for doing these give-a-ways. It’s such a wonderful way to get one of your amazing kits. You’re the best!

Joy Dennison

Joy Dennison

October 26, 2020

I wish I had kept a better account of purchased stamps, so I wouldn’t be buying repeats

Melynda Cleveland

Melynda Cleveland

October 26, 2020

Love the poinsettia kit- I wish I had know more of the rules of art for depth, shading, lighting and shadows. Every time I learn the basics of a new concept it opens so many more ideas. Thank you

Beth Merrill

Beth Merrill

October 26, 2020

I wish I’d known about Hero Arts and the monthly kits when I started stamping because I would most likely have this kit in my stash already! Lovely! I do so enjoy the kits I have purchased over the last three years! It’s so nice of you to offer these kits to lucky winners!

Bev Wilkinson

Bev Wilkinson

October 26, 2020

I love this kit! I wish I’d known how addictive stamping was and that it definitely WASN’T going to save me money on buying cards by making them😂

Vicki Kroll

Vicki Kroll

October 26, 2020

A great giveaway and a lovely kit. I started stamping when I was 16 and now I am 63. I wish I had known just how popular stamping would become. I knew I loved it, but did not have a lot of information to go on. All the videos, books, magazines, and blogs we have now is incredible. I’m still partial to my wooden stamps and so many from Hero Arts. I love how they feel in my hand and the great impressions that they make. I definitely wish I had known about, inks, paper, and adhesives.

Kathleen Sheeks

Kathleen Sheeks

October 26, 2020

These kits are so awesome. Just right for beginner to seasoned crafters.

Lucy Torres

Lucy Torres

October 26, 2020

I wish I would have known about the MISTI, it makes stamping so much easier. And this kits are fun.

Connie Pyle

Connie Pyle

October 26, 2020

I was so excited about using stamps and die and giving my card some dimension. I purchased things that I really could haven’t used at all or maybe once. Thank you

Leah M Sitton

Leah M Sitton

October 26, 2020

Lovely kit! I’ve never seen this one before! I wish I had known how much you can do with kits before I started purchasing everything I thought I HAD to have. You can do so much more with less.

Clara Hanni

Clara Hanni

October 26, 2020

I started stamping in 2005. Looking back, my advice would be…buy quality, USE what you purchase. You learn by doing and this hobby changes rapidly. There will always be something better to come along you will want to buy. Have FUN and do not get bogged down in the “have it all” . Send your art out to cheer! That’s a win win…fun, great people ,exciting new items and you get to share it all!

Cheryl Thomas

Cheryl Thomas

October 26, 2020

wish you could see the HUGE smile on my face!! Thanks for the give-away :)

Mickee

Mickee

October 26, 2020

I just love all your stamps and Dies. The words of wisdom I would pass on is to research research research products, and projects. I have bought items that were not necessary. But I would not include your stamps and dies in that suggestion because they are wonderful to use and I’m glad and happy with each and everyone of of them! .

Janet Sisk

Janet Sisk

October 26, 2020

My piece of advice would be when you buy an ink pad, be sure that you go ahead and get the reinker while you are at it. You don’t want to find an ink you love and then have it discontinued on you. Ink pads last a long time and if you have a reinker you can keep on stamping for a long, long time with that ink pad you love. Thanks for a chance to win Kit #1. It’s a beauty!

Lynn Hardy

Lynn Hardy

October 26, 2020

I really love poinsettias and these are extra special! When I first started stamping about 22 years ago I wish I had learnt to prepare my card with an anti-static powder bag before trying to heat emboss. My early cards would have looked so much more professional!

Tracy Kent

Tracy Kent

October 26, 2020

I wish I would have known about using embossing powder to outline my stamping so I could have water colored my stamping instead of always using colored pencils back then.

Rebecca Benson

Rebecca Benson

October 26, 2020

It would be exciting to win a kit!! One of the best pieces of advice I got and would pass on is to not judge your work by anyone else’s. Have your own style…just do YOUR thing!!😁

Ann Tolman

Ann Tolman

October 26, 2020

What fun to win a beautiful kit! I have not used a Hero Art kiit yet. Thanks for offering a chance to win now.

Sheri L

Sheri L

October 26, 2020

hmmmm…one thing I wish I would have known…to take advantage of the monthly kits..coordination and I am really loving the sets with dies as fussy cutting isn’t my forte. Thanks for the chance. :)

Jill

Jill

October 26, 2020

I wish I would have known about the stamp shamy to clean stamps easily without using chemicals.

Chris Swanson

Chris Swanson

October 26, 2020

I wish I would learn that I don’t need to have it all to craft beautiful things. I don’t use 75% of what I’ve accumulated, but I still want it! 😆

Toni McDaniel

Toni McDaniel

October 26, 2020

I wish I knew there was a such thing as a stamp positioning tools. There are so many neat tools on the market. I had no idea that so many existed. Once I found out about them and how to use them, my stamping greatly improved.

Laura Corkill

Laura Corkill

October 26, 2020

LOVE this gorgeous poinsettia kit! Wish I would have known how to be more choosy about what stamps I purchased and made thoughtful choices instead of emotional ones.

Stefanie Daughters

Stefanie Daughters

October 26, 2020

Thing I wish I knew when I started was how much fun die cutting is. Also stamp layering is another favorite

Carol Jones

Carol Jones

October 26, 2020

I wish the Misti had been around when I first started stamping! What a game changer it has been. I almost quit stamping because I was horrible at it (so I thought). I can’t tell you how much paper I wasted in the beginning! LOL!

I wish I had learned about the Hero Arts monthly kits when they first started! I wouldn’t have wasted my time & money on inferior products. Thanks HA for always bringing us quality and FUN!

Tanis Stephens

Tanis Stephens

October 26, 2020

I too, wish I knew the differences in card stock, it is a game changer when using great card stock. Also looking at stamp sets in a new ways realizing there are many ways to mix and match them with other stamp sets. Thanks for all the great things your company does.

Linda B.

Linda B.

October 26, 2020

Get a good stamping platform … or two … or three! Good ink makes all the difference when heat embossing! Keep trying … practice makes … well, not perfect, but it does make a difference! And, keep on learning! So many talented creatives out there sharing their ideas and techniques!

Cindy Wilson

Cindy Wilson

October 26, 2020

I wish I had discovered that pressing harder squishes the ink when stamping. Now that I have a Misti its better to stamp lighter and more often.

Jackie Tolsdorf

Jackie Tolsdorf

October 26, 2020

I love Hero Arts. What a generous offer!

When I first started stamping, I wish I’d had a Misti. I’m a terrible stamper, but the Misti has turned that around, and now I can restamp and get clear, sharp images. I also wish I hadn’t purchased wood stamps. The clear stamps take up far less room, and fit perfectly in the Misti. Misti’s been a game changer for me

Evette Rodriguez

Evette Rodriguez

October 26, 2020

I wish I would have understood the difference in stamping ink and how it relates to the coloring medium early on. It would have saved me tons of frustration. 😄

Jane M Broussard

Jane M Broussard

October 26, 2020

Love the Poinsettas and the colors! Thanks for the opportunity to win the first kit!

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known how much room and organization I actually need.

Nicole Haider

Nicole Haider

October 26, 2020

Hero arts poinsettias!!!! I’ve been wanting this so much. This flower forever reminds me of my grandmother. She was a lovely woman who gave me such great advice. When I make mistakes on cards, I would be hard on myself. She always reminded me that it was handmade and nobody could see it so my wisdom is to embrace the flaws (only the minor ones) because the recipient will appreciate the effort.

Bev Gerard

Bev Gerard

October 26, 2020

Tip: Always check to be sure the ink fully covers your stamp before stamping onto the card stock.
No wonder this is a favorite the retired Christmas kits! Wonderful!

Monica Linerode

Monica Linerode

October 26, 2020

What fun to find misplaced stamps and dies & then offer them as a giveaway. I wish I had known the proper inkpad to use for stamping. I had used grey chalk inkpad & struggled to get a decent impression. Since then I have a few black ink pads to stamp properly. Also a stamp positioner tool would’ve been awesome if I had known about it. Thanks

Sherryl Hengen

Sherryl Hengen

October 26, 2020

Such a beautiful kit and still one of my favourites. I wish I had realized that I didn’t need every new thing that was being used by stampers and sometimes less is actually more.

Nancy-Anne Rockwell

Nancy-Anne Rockwell

October 26, 2020

Ooohhh what a nice kit!! I wish I had known about kits when I first started. I just bought and bought without a plan and ended up with things that don’t work together at all! It’s so nice to have it all together in a kit with the versatility of all pieces going together well

C. K.

C. K.

October 26, 2020

This is wonderful! For me, in the past, it was always so disappointing not to get perfectly stamped images with a stamping block. Despite this, it took me ages to realise the value of stamping platforms! 😎 ❤️❤️❤️

Glenda Giguere

Glenda Giguere

October 26, 2020

Have fun experimenting!

Rachael Shedeed

Rachael Shedeed

October 26, 2020

I love this throwback kit. I wish I had known 8years ago when I first started that I CAN design!

Margaret Tower

Margaret Tower

October 26, 2020

In the beginning there were wood mounted stamps. Then they started selling unmounted red rubber stamps. I wish I had had the forethought to mount them on cling so they would have been ready to use when the Misti was invented. Instead I scrounged wood scraps from high school wood shop and spent hours cutting wood blocks and indexing, first on sticker paper and later directly on the wood when Staz-on was invented.

Beverly Tiemann

Beverly Tiemann

October 26, 2020

I wish I knew about putting things on top of mistakes or cutting out the stamped image and lifting it off the paper in case of sloppiness. This was especially disappointing if I had spent a long time coloring the image only to have a smeared background.

Teri Coady

Teri Coady

October 26, 2020

Love this kit!

I have many pieces of advice. I think the biggest is you don’t need everything. To tie in with that, don’t buy it unless you can see yourself using it a lot. I have so many unused products or ones that I loved but used once.

Isamar Pares

Isamar Pares

October 26, 2020

I wish I would have known that I can’t do it without a Misti, and probably without a second job. I need a second job to be able to afford all the beauties this industry has to offer. Making cards have been my scape when I need it. Love stamping and card making!

Barbara Thompson

Barbara Thompson

October 26, 2020

I wasted a lot of money when I first started. I bought cheap products and found they just didn’t do what I expected. Unfortunately, I thought it was me. But, as I gained more experience and watched wonderful crafters online, I started to realize the importance of quality in getting great results.

Marie-Hélène Guay

Marie-Hélène Guay

October 26, 2020

A thing that I wish I knew was to use an embossing buddy to get crips embossing details. Also, the difference between pigment ink, die ink and archival ink.

Patricia Swagler

Patricia Swagler

October 26, 2020

I wish I knew about tape runners as I taped my card fronts on with Scotch Double Sided Tape. I wish I knew about getting ink refills when ordering ink pads. I started in 1994, so magazines was my only source for inspirations and love looking at the different blogs I have now for inspirations, plus I love watching all the You Tube videos.

Thank you for the chance to win this kit.

Karen Michael

Karen Michael

October 26, 2020

I made the mistake of buying inexpensive (cheap) stamps on some websites. I learned quickly that you get what you pay for. I now prefer quality stamps from reputable companies like Hero Arts.

Mary Mauger

Mary Mauger

October 26, 2020

I always look forward to what Hero Arts brings out each month.Great products! It would have been beneficial for me to known about the different kinds of inks and how they work on different kinds of paper when I began stamping.

Giselle Doughty

Giselle Doughty

October 26, 2020

I wish I thought more about how I would use certain stamp and die sets before buying. If a stamp set is too specific, say it’s intended for your best friend how many times are you going to actually use it? Even if you have two or three people you consider your best friend is spending $25 on a stamp set worth it if you only make three cards? You aren’t going to send the same card to the same person over and over so those three cards become very expensive! I now try to see how versatile a product is and how I can use it with other products I already

Val Pass

Val Pass

October 26, 2020

I wish I there was a misty stamp platform when I first started making cards! It would have saved me from making many stamping mistakes!

Carrol Conant

Carrol Conant

October 26, 2020

I never knew that I could get kits and then get ideas from you tube on how to use them. I love it.

Karen Nagata

Karen Nagata

October 26, 2020

Thank you for designing such creative kits and crafting tools. As a relatively new card maker, I’ve appreciated the value of how the kits which work well with other things in my small stash and appreciate the numerous videos and blogs showing techniques and ideas. Aloha from Hawaii.

Carmen R Martinez

Carmen R Martinez

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known about Versamark I k and all the fantastic things you can do with it!

Linda Hanson

Linda Hanson

October 26, 2020

After 20 plus years of stamping and crafting, I still love it. All the newbies comments are so familiar. My advice is to continue stamping
and experimenting all techiques, which will keep your so busy for the next 10 years. Thank you Hero Arts to being around all those years
designing and supplying our addictive needs.

Charlene Mart

Charlene Mart

October 26, 2020

Oh I’d love to win! I wish I’d known that different inks stamp differently.

Kissa Thompson

Kissa Thompson

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known the importance of different kinds of ink and the quality of ink. I would have saved a lot of time and money. Thank you for the opportunity!

Vickie S Davis

Vickie S Davis

October 26, 2020

This kit looks awesome! I have never been disappointed with my kit purchases! Great products at a great price.

Patricia Taylor

Patricia Taylor

October 26, 2020

That is a lovely looking kit! I wish I had known about the quality and weight of cardstock when I first started making cards.

Carol Wortman

Carol Wortman

October 26, 2020

When I first started card making I bought only with someone in mind. I used a card program on the computer… evolved to cutting out parts of the image pieces for dimension… evolved into getting my beloved Cricut… bought tons of patterned paper…screech.. evolved into stamping!! And now I have every color of card stock and pad upon pad of paper. I love it all!! I went slow, but it was soooo worth it. I cherish every stamp, die and item! No regrets!

Marta L Grosskopf

Marta L Grosskopf

October 26, 2020

I wish I would have known that there were more stamping companies besides CM!

Margaret Mckernan

Margaret Mckernan

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known to start slowly with a few small with a few ink cubes and a couple of stamp sets before I figured out my personal style. I always want it all.. yesterday ;)

Melissa B.

Melissa B.

October 26, 2020

Congrats Hero Arts on such great kits! My tip: keep going, either turn the paper over or cover the mistake, don’t throw it away!

Linda Price

Linda Price

October 26, 2020

Great kit! Thanks for the chance to win it-When I first started stamping (25 years ago!) I wish I’d known how to line up red rubber stamps better so that I didn’t ruin so many cards.

Jennifer McDougall

Jennifer McDougall

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known the many ways to align layers on my cards! My Hero Arts Misty is now my favorite way and using my t-ruler!

CJ Salamatian

CJ Salamatian

October 26, 2020

I never knew how important quality ink was when I started stamping. My early attempts were frustrated by the wrong ink not stamping well and I almost gave up. Thank goodness for Hero Arts!

Cynthia Poudrette

Cynthia Poudrette

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known ways to mix and match from different sets to get a wider range of uses.

Maggie Feng

Maggie Feng

October 26, 2020

When I started, I wish I had been better at planning out my stamp usage. I definitely make cards as a hobby and not too frequently, so using all of the cute stamp sets I bought never happened! Haha I love the Hero Arts sets and my holiday cards are never without use of them :)

Patty Hart

Patty Hart

October 26, 2020

I wish I’d known about the differences in inks. The classic kit looks wonderful. While I was in the Bay Area last year, I stopped in at your “store”. It was great to see your facility and stock up on some treasures.

Deborah Popish

Deborah Popish

October 26, 2020

I wish I would have known back in 1990 how stamping would impact my life with all these wonderful years of experiences and friendships. It has been a passion of mine that has kept me busy learning, teaching and sending joy to family and friends with a hand made card. And thanks to Hero Arts for making it affordable for me to continue to do that with monthly kits.

Tammy Pope

Tammy Pope

October 26, 2020

Love this kit. Would love to add to my collection!

Susan Vitti

Susan Vitti

October 26, 2020

Relax and use a stamping platform! My projects are less frustrating and so much better now!

Valarie Florer

Valarie Florer

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known about post office rules for mailing homemade cards.

Connie Losse

Connie Losse

October 26, 2020

I have learned how to make one layer cards that look like multiple layers.

Deborah Witmer

Deborah Witmer

October 26, 2020

I started stamping about 25 years ago and I wish I had know how to store my inks. Too many of them dried up – or leaked – and back then we didn’t have re-inkers.

Julie Booker

Julie Booker

October 26, 2020

When this kit first came out, I wasn’t stamping and I didn’t know Hero Arts existed. It is wonderful to get the opportunity to win a kit from before I started crafting.

Patricia Kryszan

Patricia Kryszan

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known about these kits from the very beginning! I love Hero Arts and could probably open my own store. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Poinsettias are one of my favorites and this kit is beautiful.

Nancy Walker

Nancy Walker

October 26, 2020

I love these kits! If i could have known all about heat embossing when I first started stamping, I would be overrun now with a studio full of embossing powders….well, maybe MORE overrun than I am now! That was indeed the best thing I ever saw when a shop owner showed it to me one day. Wow…that was over 20 years ago!

beverly robinson

beverly robinson

October 26, 2020

I wish would have invested in higher quality tools and supplies when I first started stamping. Cheap stamps and cardstock, for example, result in cheap looking cards.

Barbara Spiegel

Barbara Spiegel

October 26, 2020

I started out scrapbooking and got just hooked on cards. I loved the stamping, maybe to much as indicated by my “collection”. It’s not so much what I wish I knew as what I wish they had. A “stamping platform”. I saw the “M” (will not mention names) on YouTube and thought “this is amazing!!!” I bought one on sale and have never looked back. I used to throw away more paper with “shadow” stamping, partial stamping and just poor images. Now 99% of my stamping is spot on first time. Love, Love, Love that tool

Donna Knipfer

Donna Knipfer

October 26, 2020

Love all these kits. So much fun to play with. I wish I had known there were so many fellow stampers out there when I started out 5 yrs ago. They are all so kind and supportive. Thank You Hero Arts!

Nancy Walker

Nancy Walker

October 26, 2020

I love these kits! If i could have known all about heat embossing when I first started stamping, I would be overrun now with a studio full of embossing powders….well, maybe MORE overrun than I am now! That was indeed the best thing I ever saw when a shop owner showed it to me one day. Wow…that was over 20 years ago!

Kelly Fett

Kelly Fett

October 26, 2020

Something I wish I knew back when I started crafting is; don’t buy so much of one paper design and try to always get matching dies for your stamps. Too much of one paper design means I’m drowning in multiple sheets of paper. And I get tired of fussy cutting. Lol.

Marty Bartlett

Marty Bartlett

October 26, 2020

When I started this “hobby” the justification was how much I could save by making my own cards. Yeah right! This whole card making passion was a total learning curve for me. YouTube and blogs were and still are a valuable source of information. I wish I had started stamping when the clear stamps came out. I would have so much more room right now for storage… need to purge. Thank you so much for this opportunity to win one of your awesome kits.

S. R. Peralez

S. R. Peralez

October 26, 2020

Love this kit, and would love to win it. I wish I would have known that you need quality materials, inks, paper, stamps, dies. Also that you don’t need to buy everything. With stamp sets getting more versatile, you can do a lot with a few quality supplies.

Cecelia Smith

Cecelia Smith

October 26, 2020

💝that kit❣️ Had I seen it then I would have bought it🌴 Mahalo for the chance to win🍍👋🤙😘

Cynthia Poritz

Cynthia Poritz

October 26, 2020

I have learned so much from watching videos from Hero Arts and others using the kits, which has improved my overall creations.

Marina Wood

Marina Wood

October 26, 2020

I wish I knew how expensive this hobby was, haha! I feel like the more I get into it, the more ‘things’ I need!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known about stamp positioners when I first started. :) They would have saved a lot of wasted attempts at stamping!

Janis Bigelow

Janis Bigelow

October 26, 2020

I wish I’d known how much money this was gonna cost me!

Kristina Hamada-Wong

Kristina Hamada-Wong

October 26, 2020

I wish I knew that it was OK to make a mistake! You just have turn the cardstock over and start again. I was always so stressed about making a mistake!

Cindy Majdecki

Cindy Majdecki

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known about stamping platforms sooner. I messed up so many projects…. But now I love stamping.

Charlene Stroberg

Charlene Stroberg

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known how much fun, joy and friendship paper crafting would bring. I would have started sooner in life!

Tammy Barnes

Tammy Barnes

October 26, 2020

I love your kits. I love your products as they are always reasonable and good quality. Thanks for being there as it’s great to know I have a great resource for all my supplies.

Shannon Neparko

Shannon Neparko

October 26, 2020

Poinsettias are among my favorites flowers of all time! I wish I’d known in the beginning is to invest in quality ink pads and cardstock and that perfection is a killjoy!

Patricia Olson

Patricia Olson

October 26, 2020

This is such a beautiful kit. My kits only go back to 2017, so I don’t ever remember seeing this one. Thank you for the chance to win these classic stamps and dies.

Tasha Poe

Tasha Poe

October 26, 2020

I didn’t know about YouTube videos and blogs to get ideas and thoughts on products. So I bought a lot of things initially that I probably should not have wasted money on.

Amy Gates

Amy Gates

October 26, 2020

I always think of this kit as “the one that got away.” I wish I had known the importance of nice cardstock and inks when I was new to stamping. The products sold by specialty shops like Hero Arts make such a big difference.

Janine Gearhart

Janine Gearhart

October 26, 2020

This classic kit is beautiful as well as versatile. Love the kits!

Jennifer Hay

Jennifer Hay

October 26, 2020

Always stamp on a cushioned surface like a mousepad to get a crisp stamped image. How did we live without a MISTI back in the day?? 😃

Valerie Milburn

Valerie Milburn

October 26, 2020

Thank you so much for doing this giveaway and the opportunity to participate! I wish I would have known that I could actually color on my stamps with a colored marker to stamp in different colors instead of always using black! This is such a great idea for beginners that are just starting out with very limited supplies. I have really enjoyed the My Monthly Hero kits that I have purchased and look forward to seeing what you have planned for the future!

Angela Richards

Angela Richards

October 26, 2020

Collecting stamps is addicting. There are so many beautiful ones already out there and more that come out all the time. You might need a 2nd job but it’s worth it!!!

Jenna Lee Widick

Jenna Lee Widick

October 26, 2020

I wish I knew about the double sided adhesive sheets. It would’ve made making cards so much easier and faster if I knew about those in the beginning.

S.W. Brown

S.W. Brown

October 26, 2020

Buy a pencil with the power option that rotates an eraser at the tip of pencil.
GREAT for erasing little errors and smudges.
You will never look back.

D.L. Wilson

D.L. Wilson

October 26, 2020

I adore this poinsettia stamp kit! I’ve been looking for a better or equal poinsettia image since I missed out on this kit, and I have not found one that I liked even nearly as much! Wish me luck in winning the contest for a set – I would treat it with care and happiness!
The very best tip I have ever seen, beginner or not, is the dryer sheet trick with dies! Run the die and paper through your Big Shot or equivalent, then take 4 dryer sheets and fold in half to get a thickness of 8 sheets, take paper and die together and place the sandwich on top of the dryer sheets with paper side down (die facing up) and run entire sandwich through your Big Shot again. Remove the sandwich from machine, and gently peel paper away from die. The result is just wonderful!

Christine Burillo-Kirch

Christine Burillo-Kirch

October 26, 2020

Thank you so much for the chance to win! What a beautiful kit that first kit was! I wish I had known about stamp conditioning (preparing the stamp prior to stamping it the first time).

Katina Mooneyham

Katina Mooneyham

October 26, 2020

I wish someone would have told me that stamping is addicting! Haha! But seriously, I think one tidbit of advice that I wish someone would have given me is to take my time with my craft. It takes time to get the stamping to look great.

Cathy Jordison

Cathy Jordison

October 26, 2020

I wish I knew then what I didn’t know then was to not worry about being perfect! The great Jennifer Mcguire taught me that it’s handmade not Hallmark! Thank you for this awesome prize opportunity!

joan brenizer

joan brenizer

October 26, 2020

I wish that I would have known to tap, tap your stamp on the ink pad instead of mashing it on there.

Amanda Wilcox

Amanda Wilcox

October 26, 2020

I wish I would have taken the time to learn about the different types of ink early on. I still struggle with what I can do with which ink and why because I didn’t take the time up front.

Amanda Pina

Amanda Pina

October 26, 2020

I wish I’d known there’s no right or wrong way to craft! Just have fun!

Julie Shetler

Julie Shetler

October 26, 2020

I wish I knew about the stamping tool when I first started stamping. Thank you for this opportunity.

Rebecca Straub

Rebecca Straub

October 26, 2020

Such a beautiful kit. My stamping wisdom is enjoy it and don’t get too stressed about mistakes

Kimberly Onnen

Kimberly Onnen

October 26, 2020

I wish I would have made batches of cards when I started stamping! Now I typically make a batch of 30 cards or more.

mikaila allen

mikaila allen

October 26, 2020

i wish i had known about using the eraser trick on stamps, would have saved me a lot of time lol.

Helen G Jones

Helen G Jones

October 26, 2020

Love the stamps and colors. It would be awesome to win this!

margaret kintigh

margaret kintigh

October 26, 2020

I wish I had started out organizing everything!

tina zapusek

tina zapusek

October 26, 2020

wow, such beautiful kit. thank you so much for the chance to win.
I wish I’d known when I started stamping that good quality inks and papers make a big difference to crafting.

Melodie  Marrow

Melodie Marrow

October 26, 2020

What I wish I had known when I first started stamping about 40 years ago was to make two cards or take a picture of the card so that you can keep it for a sample when you are running out of ideas. Also making 2 or more identical cards the at same time is so much quicker since you have the idea and supplies out on the table.

Christine Kiehl

Christine Kiehl

October 26, 2020

I wish I would have known to try all of the various the techniques prior to going shopping crazy! I bought a lot of items I didn’t use and had to pass onto others I knew who would! Thank you for the opportunity to win a sold out set!! yay

Priya Venkat

Priya Venkat

October 26, 2020

That quality matters!
A LOT!!!
Good quality inks and paper make a big difference to your final product…….definitely learned this the hard way.

Danielle Benich

Danielle Benich

October 26, 2020

There are no mistakes, just opportunities to be extra creative.

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

October 26, 2020

I wish I would’ve known about how much good cardstock affects your final product, especially for coloring with Copics. I also wish I’d known good storage ideas early on, as I’m overwhelmed by the number of stamps and dies now.

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

October 26, 2020

Congrats to all the lucky winners!! Wow that first kit was beautiful, and it still is!! Would love it if I could get my hands on those precious stamps and dies!!

chris pochatek

chris pochatek

October 26, 2020

I wish I had learned that the ink from my stamps would bleed on porous paper. I scrapped many cards and scrapbook pages because of this. If I would have just used a different type of ink I could have saved many.

Karen Foggett

Karen Foggett

October 26, 2020

Like many people on here, I would have been very happy to know that the Misti was on the far horizon! However, for me it was not so much a problem with stamping in the early days, the trickiest bit was learning how to use a die cutting machine – I was totally baffled by all those different sandwich systems for the different types of die and embossing folders! Only after many fails did the fog finally begin to lift, and I’m so glad I persevered. Luckily we now have many how-to videos and blogs to help us make sense of it all. Thank you for your kindness and generosity – it is very much appreciated!

Gail Scott

Gail Scott

October 26, 2020

One fabulous poinsettia kit! Love love Christmas cards with a poinsettia – thanks for the chance to be in draw for the win – have a blessed week!

Gabriella Bell

Gabriella Bell

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known about second generation stamping , that opened up a lot of possibilities for me

Kerryn Murnain

Kerryn Murnain

October 26, 2020

Love this kit. Wish I found Hero Arts and the MISTI sooner. Both are fantastic

Rosali Bartz

Rosali Bartz

October 26, 2020

Such a beautiful Poinsettia set!!
I wish I would have known how much difference the right paper makes when it comes to ink blending! It took a while until I knew how to get beautiful blends! But now it’s one of my fave techniques. :)

Connie I Hoffman

Connie I Hoffman

October 26, 2020

I wish I would have known to organize and catalog my crafty items as I bought and received them! Can’t tell you how many times I’ve loved a stamp & die so much that I bought it twice! Lol Now I have a monumental task of cataloging ALOT of stuff including the new HA release! ;)

Anna Mahtani

Anna Mahtani

October 26, 2020

I wish I knew how addicting this stamping hobby of mine would be! Thank you for the opportunity to win this kit 💕

Janet M Lebeau

Janet M Lebeau

October 26, 2020

My wisdom would be to get a real good stamp block and platform. Practice, practice and practice some more.

Mary Lou Grabowsky

Mary Lou Grabowsky

October 26, 2020

What a throw back. Would love to own a set. Wish I had known at the start of stamping that I could have drawn the colours on instead of just stamping the whole stamp with one colour. Jeez it opened up a whole new world of stamping for me.

Yolanda Copeland

Yolanda Copeland

October 25, 2020

This stamp set is one of only 2 that I missed. I wish that I had known how to stamp right the first time. Thankful for stamping platforms because if I cant get it right the first time at least I can do it again.

Kathy S

Kathy S

October 25, 2020

To create my card front BEFORE I adhered to the card. It’s easier to correct mishaps that way rather than throw the whole card away

Christa McDowell

Christa McDowell

October 25, 2020

I wish I would have know about stamp positioners a little earlier and wishing I had learned about what inks to ise with which mediums a bit earlier.

Charlotte Schiff-Norton

Charlotte Schiff-Norton

October 25, 2020

The one piece of stamping wisdom that I wish I known when I started stamping would have been join a stamping group right away. For the longest time my mom and I would sing up for Paper Source holiday car demo. That was fun and got are feet wet in the world of stamping, but felt limited in the things I wanted to do. It was not until I joined a crafting group on facebook is when my world of stamping possibility opened up and got exposed to all the wonderful info that was out there.
Danielle Dietz

Danielle Dietz

October 25, 2020

This is an easy answer. I wish I had known about the fabulous Jennifer McGuire long before I actually found her through her blog (which was years ago)! Her importance is right up there with Dr. Pepper in my book!

Lynn Gauthier

Lynn Gauthier

October 25, 2020

I wish I would have known the differences in inks. I actually used a basic black ink on a circle of wood and other media and it bled all over everything. I quit stamping; and then learned about StazOnInks and the differences between alcohol, water based and pigment inks. I always have to stumble before I perfect it which always caused me a lot of waste.
Thanks so much for being so generous. I LOVE your products!!!

Schmidenkiwi

Schmidenkiwi

October 25, 2020

I am still learning. I read some of the other comments and it is consoling to see other people made the same mistakes. I definitely would have liked to know better about paper, how much the quality matters – and what you want to use it for. And the differences of inks, what ink to use with what coloring. And simply just how to press and ink a stamp (There was a video with Tim Holtz joking “you don’t need to give a cpr” and I blushed watching it, guess why ;-) ). I had to improve my english (I am german) to get more out of you tube videos (without them I probably would have stopped anyway, they help so much, but most are english). And about cutting devices. I wasted so much money on these. What I still find difficult, is not to get overwhelmed by the mass of products that are in the market. Therefore I am glad I found a great company like yours, great quality and you answer questions to your products. I just got the poinsettia christmas tree so this old kit would fit percectly.

Jacqueline Bell

Jacqueline Bell

October 25, 2020

I wish I would known that the type of cardstock used for stamping matters.

Lora Bowman

Lora Bowman

October 25, 2020

1. I wish I would have known about Hero Arts. The quality of the products and design are very nice.
I’d spent thousands of dollars on items such as these, but not quite as much fun.

Sharilyn Decker

Sharilyn Decker

October 25, 2020

I wish I had known my Tonic Stamp Platform was available to do better stamping with because I have severe RA in my hands and always had a hard time gettinga good impression!

Shelly Robertson

Shelly Robertson

October 25, 2020

Oh gosh there have been so many lessons for me lol. But if I had to choose one, the importance of choosing the correct cardstock! With zero knowledge and no one to help me, I set off on a quest. Literally hundreds of dollars and many “last” nerves tweaked lol I slowly but surely found my way. There are many good products and sadly many poor one. I have navigated my way right to my favorite place, I call my “home” of stamping. None other than our family company Hero Art! Thank u always! May I also add. For beginners watch out for the company’s that “steal” and sell junk. That will quickly turn u off of paper crafting!

Paula Haller

Paula Haller

October 25, 2020

Love this! This is everything a kit should be…great coordinating pieces, beautiful colors, perfect stamp & dies.
In the beginning, I wish I would have known that just staring is the best thing you can do. Just start. You can’t find your way, your technique, your creativity, your preferences or improve on any of them if you don’t first start. I kept watching videos, and reading blogs, and waiting until I had some specific product…procrastinating when I could have been hands on learning.

Patricia Wilson

Patricia Wilson

October 25, 2020

There have been so many wonderful kits. I started making cards five years ago but before that I had many Hero Arts wooden/red rubber stamps as did crafts. They are still going strong and love the products. I am on a fixed income so have to pick and choose so can’t always buy everything that I love. Thanks for being such a great company for so many years.

Julie B Finlayson

Julie B Finlayson

October 25, 2020

I have to second (or third or fourth) the invention of stamping tools like the MISTI. Game changer! So much less stressful!

Debi Walton

Debi Walton

October 25, 2020

When I first started using “Color Layering” Stamp’s, I wish I would have known that it is easier to die cut the piece out first, then lay the piece back into the card stock you cut it from, then do the stamping. Much easier to line up.

Nicole Amant

Nicole Amant

October 25, 2020

When I started to cardkmaking, I wish I had more confidence in myself…I was so afraid of doing wrong.You can damage your material by using it the wrong way (heating stamps ;-) !), but what you create will never be “wrong” if you create it with your heat.
This kit is marvellous, so are the ink colors!

Michelle Hackett

Michelle Hackett

October 25, 2020

I wish I had known the difference between dye inks and pigment inks. Now there are hybrid inks, shadow inks, distress inks and oxides. And I love using them all. And I love Hero Arts. Thank you for all the wonderful products you produce, all the inspiration you provide. ❤️

Nancy Deffner

Nancy Deffner

October 25, 2020

I wish I knew to buy quality supplies and paper instead of being frustrated with cheaper versions. Thanks for the giveaway!

Penny Pynnonen

Penny Pynnonen

October 25, 2020

I wish I knew about the Misti as it is the only reason I can stamp decently now. I also wish I had known what a wonderful crafty community this was…I would have gotten involved earlier. Everyone is so positive. The sentiments out are either funny or encouraging. What a way to listen and hear this everyday!

Diana Ferralli

Diana Ferralli

October 25, 2020

I wish I would have known how quickly the industry was changing at the time I got into stamping. It was only a year after I got started that photopolymer stamps started to appear on the market.

Sandra J

Sandra J

October 25, 2020

Oh my, what a fabulous kit. I love pointsetias. I could see these embossed or even flicked on a Christmas card.

Rachel Groner

Rachel Groner

October 25, 2020

Sounds silly now but I wish I had known how diecuts & stamps could work together to create fun things. Back then I thought stamps were only for invitations and such!

annie solomon

annie solomon

October 25, 2020

I wish I’d know about the MISTI—it’s been a lifesaver. And thank you, HA, for being so responsive and welcoming!

Jenna Batik

Jenna Batik

October 25, 2020

I wish I knew that the MISTI stamping tool was going to be invented and what a game changer it was going to be in mass producing cards.

Aimee

Aimee

October 25, 2020

I love love the kits. Wish I had known more about heat embossing when I started and how addictive it is .

Rebecca McKeon

Rebecca McKeon

October 25, 2020

I wish I knew when I started stamping that one stamp and two would multiply like rabbits! And all the other fun things that have come along over the years! Oh my!!

Stephanie Allen

Stephanie Allen

October 25, 2020

Thanks for a chance to win. I wish MISTI or other platform stamps were around then, to use good quality supplies. My stamping was horrible and I didn’t know how to fix it.

Nancy Valverde

Nancy Valverde

October 25, 2020

When I started stamping I didn’t realize how much a stamping platform would help. It’s a game changer! Love it.

ELIZABETH KUNTZ

ELIZABETH KUNTZ

October 25, 2020

I’ve only been papercrafting since April of last year. In the beginning I was buying everything I thought I needed or everything I saw in videos. I spent lots of money. I’ve learned that I don’t have to own everything to make a lovely card.

Rose Johnson

Rose Johnson

October 25, 2020

I truly wished I knew more about the importance of paper. It is amazing the difference it makes for stamping with good ink and die cutting with the right weight paper!

Richard Breaks

Richard Breaks

October 25, 2020

I wish I knew to buy stamps and dies that had flexible uses, and that “full set syndrome” was an unnecessary addiction.

Carol Sharp

Carol Sharp

October 25, 2020

I wish I had know that some stamps and adhesives were better quality than others. Thanks for opportunity to win the Poinsettia kit.

Anna-Kristin Köster

Anna-Kristin Köster

October 25, 2020

I didn‘nt know much about coloring. Copics changed the game!

Priscilla Yohann

Priscilla Yohann

October 25, 2020

I wish I had known about Hero Arts!!

Vivian Swain

Vivian Swain

October 25, 2020

I wish I had known that mistakes on card stamping can be fixed. The errors are embellishment opportunities and sometimes they make the best cards I ever made.

Rebecca Attwood

Rebecca Attwood

October 25, 2020

When I started stamping many, many years ago I wish I had realized what a difference good quality paper and card-stock makes to the result. Thanks for the chance to win these awesome stamps!

Jenny Kihlberg Wallström

Jenny Kihlberg Wallström

October 25, 2020

I wish I had known how much of a difference the ink quality makes. I should have invested in better quality from the start instead of wasting my money on cheaper inks that doesn’t deliver.

Pauline Abeysekera

Pauline Abeysekera

October 25, 2020

I wish I had known about anti-static powder long ago

Janet Wright

Janet Wright

October 25, 2020

I still struggle with heat embossing. I wish I was patient enough to learn more about this earlier in my crafting journey.

Anang

Anang

October 25, 2020

Omg!! That’s so kind of you’ll! Thanks! I have thing for poinsettias so I’m really excited about this one 😁. I wish I knew about standard card sizes, the internet was hardly around at that time and I had to ask quite a few people about it 😊

Barb McCarthy

Barb McCarthy

October 25, 2020

How cute is this poinsettia kit? I would love to have this in my stash!

Katy Jessup

Katy Jessup

October 25, 2020

I wish I had known what an amazing community that stamping and scrapbooking has. I have learned so many tips and tricks from different classes I have taken it makes my card and mini scrapbooks easier to make! It’s an amazing family! Thanks for searching your vault and finding this! Someone will be very lucky! 💜

Asiya saboor

Asiya saboor

October 25, 2020

Hi I am new to card making I have few hero stamps which I used to make cards for my family I really really want this kit so I can make more cards .

Zaira Crespo

Zaira Crespo

October 25, 2020

I wish I knew that there was a creative and supportive stamping community before this pandemic. I never thought about making my own cards until now and I am learning so much from all the creators at Hero Arts. Thank you all!

Asiya saboor

Asiya saboor

October 25, 2020

I have lot of hero stamps but I didn’t have this kit because it’s few month ago I started making cards for my family I reall really want this kit so I can make more cards .

Ashwini Rao

Ashwini Rao

October 25, 2020

Lucky us that you found these extras in your warehouse!! I wish I knew that its equally important to get a good quality cardstock to stamp with, even after getting good quality inks. That really made a difference – shockingly different results! But experience makes us better! :)

Sherri Little

Sherri Little

October 25, 2020

My words of wisdom would be to learn about the different types of ink: dye vs pigment. Hybrid… Staz On… which one can be use for each medium. I’ve messed up many projects by choosing the wrong one.

Jennifer Sears

Jennifer Sears

October 25, 2020

I wish I had known earlier to purchase quality ink in vibrant colors.

Julie Reschke

Julie Reschke

October 25, 2020

I wish I had known about high quality photopolymer stamps when I had started stamping. I wouldn’t have wasted my money on lesser quality stamps from the chain stores!

Tonia Sims

Tonia Sims

October 25, 2020

I wish I knew about dusting my paper with powder before using embossing powder. The other thing I wished I knew about is using masking paper.

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

October 25, 2020

You don’t have to buy all the
newest goodies, but try to get
the best you can afford in tools.
Carla from Utah

Sue D

Sue D

October 25, 2020

I wish I had known more organizational ideas.

Anny Most

Anny Most

October 24, 2020

I wish I had known about masking when I first started stamping. I have learned so much over the years!

Suzanne Zierman

Suzanne Zierman

October 24, 2020

I wish I had known about the Misti, it makes lining up stamps so much easier!

Fe Mejia

Fe Mejia

October 24, 2020

I didnt know the differences in paper … Paper does matter.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

October 24, 2020

I wish I had known what self-control was. I purchased anything and everything related to stamping. Most of the things I purchased, I have yet to use or need. I wish I had taken it slower.

Cindy Aguirre

Cindy Aguirre

October 24, 2020

I wish I had known how to stamp with a wooden stamp better, especially realign a wooden stamp when it didn’t stamp right.

Rebecca Combs

Rebecca Combs

October 24, 2020

I wish I had known about stamping platforms!

Geri S

Geri S

October 24, 2020

Love to have this kit! I wish I’d know to look for a stamp company that had matching items, colors, cardstock, inks, markers, stamps and dies, etc.
instead of buying just individual items. And that I’d known to sign up for newsletters to learn about kit subscriptions like HA has so I could have started from the beginning.

Morgan McBroom

Morgan McBroom

October 24, 2020

What a fun find! The stamping wisdom I like to pass on that I wish I’d know in the beginning is to invest in quality ink pads and cardstocks. I’ve never been sorry for having a better paper to create a card.

Robin Bernier

Robin Bernier

October 24, 2020

I sure wish I had known quality products are worth the investment. I wasted so much money on cheap ink pads, thin “cardstock” and cling stamps that didn’t last😭. Ugh…live and learn. Beautiful kit, BTW.

Joy Golinski

Joy Golinski

October 24, 2020

I wish I had known that it’s worth it to spend a little more to get quality card stock. Love the poinsettias! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Nicole Redden

Nicole Redden

October 24, 2020

Straight down and straight up, don’t rock it, and don’t push down too hard.

Tina Anderson

Tina Anderson

October 24, 2020

I wish I knew more about the importance of the cardstock type and quality. I have a LOT of cardstock that I purchased when I was starting out that just don’t produce great results.

MaryG Zell

MaryG Zell

October 24, 2020

I would SO love to win this kit!
When I first started stamping, I wish I’d known that sometimes paying a little more for better quality supplies is worth it!!

Susan McRae

Susan McRae

October 24, 2020

This is such a charming kit and I remember not being one of the lucky ones to get my hands on it! When I started stamping back in the 90’s I wish someone had told me that great ink and great cardstock really make a difference in the outcome of your stamping.

karenajo

karenajo

October 24, 2020

Love this kit from the vault! I wish I had know more about different kinds of inks and papers when I first started stamping. It can make a world of difference on some projects!

Heather Sudduth

Heather Sudduth

October 24, 2020

OMG, I loved this set and was so sad that I missed it. The one thing I wish I knew was that it’s helpful to prime stamps to get a good solid image.

Yvonne Loey

Yvonne Loey

October 24, 2020

Wish I discovered stamping sooner. It has been a savior during sheltering in place. Love my Hero Arts kits.

Barbara-Jean Kubik

Barbara-Jean Kubik

October 24, 2020

Don’t know if I’d call this wisdom, but I wish I new how addictive stamping is! Also I had no idea of the wonderful friends I’d make through stamping. And finally, I wish I had known more about creating backgrounds in my early stamping days!

Marie Ensley

Marie Ensley

October 24, 2020

I wish I had known decades ago how addictive stamping is!!

Brian Koch

Brian Koch

October 24, 2020

Use the supplies you have before you buy more! 🤣 if only I could follow that!

Miriam Lugo

Miriam Lugo

October 24, 2020

I wish I had known the difference between clear and photopolymer stamps.

Christine Eck

Christine Eck

October 24, 2020

I wish I’d known how to use the holographic embossing powder I bought when I started stamping – instead of figuring it out ten years later!

Sam Burnett

Sam Burnett

October 24, 2020

I wish I’d known this was such an addictive hobby…had I realized that, I’d have perhaps known to set up a system for tracking what I owned, AND bought GOOD quality products…some of my early purchases, esp. stamp sets, were cheap and I got poor results. So not the case with anything from Hero Arts..great quality and great customer service! This is a lovely set…here’s hoping I win!

Susan Babcock

Susan Babcock

October 24, 2020

I wish I had known to get a stamping platform, it really saves time and paper.

Lexi Diaz

Lexi Diaz

October 24, 2020

I wish I had known good inks were worth the little extra cost!

Darlene Lambert

Darlene Lambert

October 24, 2020

Looks like that was an awesome first kit. When I first started I always had a problem with wooden rubber stamps getting them placed correctly. Now having the Misty makes life so much easier. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. You guys ROCK!!!

Shirley Galecki

Shirley Galecki

October 24, 2020

Wish I would have known about stamping platforms. Had many throw aways do to the inking not being uniform or missing a spot.

Diana Johnson

Diana Johnson

October 24, 2020

I wish I had a MISTI when I started!

Rosa Phung

Rosa Phung

October 24, 2020

I wish I knew about the HA kits!

Stacy Thoeny

Stacy Thoeny

October 24, 2020

What a fun giveaway! I wish someone had told me not to skimp on the cardstock, buy the good stuff, not whatever I can find cheap.

Flor

Flor

October 24, 2020

Poinsettias are magic, so this kit is the perfect compliment to make magic for Christmas

Patricia L Smith

Patricia L Smith

October 24, 2020

Love this stamp set. My advice is not to heat emboss when you have a cold. I sneezed and blew black embossing powder all over my new carpeting!

Maresa Welke

Maresa Welke

October 24, 2020

I wished I knew then that people don’t care if your card is perfect in every way. People are just so touched that you invested time and energy into making them a paper hug. I wish I would have mailed out the imperfect cards too. Thank you for the chance to win this kit. I was so excited to buy it when it was released, but life happened. :)

Kelly Kennedy

Kelly Kennedy

October 24, 2020

Wish I had known that I need some padding under my paper before stamping. So many lousy, half-stamped images later, I’ve learned!

Bette Cuddahee

Bette Cuddahee

October 24, 2020

Happy 46th year…. it’s always fun to see the new product you come out with. Love the kits. Have purchased my faves in the past.

Annette Pagnusat

Annette Pagnusat

October 24, 2020

Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful kit. When I first started stamping, I would I would have realized that it was not necessary to have every single stamp being sold! lol

Kelly Ennis

Kelly Ennis

October 24, 2020

I wish I realized that quality materials made a difference before trying lots of cheap materials and getting frustrated.

Joanie Ketcham

Joanie Ketcham

October 24, 2020

I wish I had been more organized. Kept track of my stamp sets (cause I have a ton) in an excel spreadsheet or something. I have so many stamps sets that I have no idea who the manufacturer are. I have spent a ton of time researching them on Pinterest and other social media to find them. Now I keep track of every new set I buy!! Love Hero Arts and the chance to win!

Allie Fernandes

Allie Fernandes

October 24, 2020

How very cool you found these bits & bobs! And thank you for sharing the story. One piece of stamping wisdom I wish I’d known: I wish I’d known how very expensive this hobby is. But glad I didn’t ((-;

sharon gullikson

sharon gullikson

October 24, 2020

Just gorgeous. I would love to use these for my Christmas cards and tags…

Judy Inukai

Judy Inukai

October 24, 2020

I love poinsettias and this kit would be so much fun to color. When I started stamping I wish I’d known that I didn’t have to buy every stamp and every gadget just because a designer that I admired recommended it. Oh wait – I still haven’t learned that.

Lisa Haff

Lisa Haff

October 24, 2020

This monthly kit is gorgeous, love the poinsettias-perfect for Christmas. When I began the wonderful world stamping back in the late 80’s I wish I knew more about the differences in inks. I also wish The Misty stamp positioner was around, that tool has helped my stamping look so much better. I also wish I had invested in a die cutting machine a lot earlier than I did.

Anang

Anang

October 24, 2020

Omg!! What a beautiful kit 😍😍. I do have a weak spot for poinsettias. One piece of wisdom I wish I had is that I knew about standard card sizes, the internet was hardly there when I started making cards and I had to ask people and figure it out.

Marge Peila

Marge Peila

October 24, 2020

I would be so excited to win this, thanks for the opportunity. I love poinsettias!,!!

Neely Phelps

Neely Phelps

October 24, 2020

What a lovely kit and prize! When I first started the stamping wisdom I wish I knew was to use a static away pouch when using embossing powder. Especially when using a color powder…

B Bicker

B Bicker

October 24, 2020

I wish I knew when I started stamping years ago that I had taken pictures of my creations to document and have on hand the sketches needed to recreate and build upon.

Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith

October 24, 2020

I wish I’d known about the MISTI tool when I first started. Makes placing stamps so much easier.

Traci Poe

Traci Poe

October 24, 2020

There are no mistakes only opportunities for more creative thinking.

Nan Brown

Nan Brown

October 24, 2020

The magic of stamp positioning tools like the MISTI. I waited to get one and was so excited after I bought one to see how much easier layering is.

Nan Brown

Nan Brown

October 24, 2020

The magic of stamp positioning tools like the MISTI. I waited to get one and was so excited after I bought one to see how much easier layering is.

Kimberly Curphey

Kimberly Curphey

October 24, 2020

I wish I’d known about the differences between black inks when I started out. Now I know which ones to use for watercoloring vs alcohol ink coloring!

C. Hernandez

C. Hernandez

October 24, 2020

I wish I had known about Misti and cling stamps. Luckily, I learned how to convert my old wood stamps to cling!

Nicole Robbins

Nicole Robbins

October 24, 2020

I wish when I was first stamping and creating cards I wish I would have known that you could just use different stamp colors with clear embossing for color embossing. It would have saved me a little money. Its not the same but works when you dont want to buy every color.

Lisa Clark

Lisa Clark

October 24, 2020

The one piece of stamping wisdom that I wish I’d known when I started stamping was that clear stamps would come out and I would end up unmounting all of my wooden stamps to save space.

Tracey Landt

Tracey Landt

October 24, 2020

I wish the Anti Static Powder Bag was around when I started stamping with gold embossing powder!
Back then there was nothing like that around. How far we have come with the help of amazing companies
like Hero Arts. Thank you for being with us on the journey.
T x

Bonita Mayo

Bonita Mayo

October 24, 2020

I wish I would have known how to mask stamps to create beautiful scenes!

Michele Slater

Michele Slater

October 24, 2020

I love this kit! My piece of stamping wisdom I wish I had done when I first started stamping to to organize better. I wish I would have indexed everything. I have bought duplicate stamps because I either could not find a saying I thought I already owned or because I simply could not find it.

Jamie Moore

Jamie Moore

October 24, 2020

still learning everyday, but one of the most helpful things I’ve learned are how versatile stamps can be with so many different mediums and also how fabulous a stamping platform can be!! Awesome collection from the vault!! 😍

Laura Chiesa

Laura Chiesa

October 24, 2020

When making a shaker card, place your shaker bits in the card BEFORE you peel off the tape release… tape covered in glitter does not make a good seal :/ lol

Jacinda Chen

Jacinda Chen

October 24, 2020

Beautiful stamp set. I wish I had known about misti platform earlier! So much easier to stamp over the same image.

Marie Gravili

Marie Gravili

October 24, 2020

I thought it would be best to always stamp with stazon. I wish someone would have told me sooner…

Angela McArthur

Angela McArthur

October 24, 2020

My piece of “wisdom” – don’t cheap out on paper, it makes a big difference 😊

Mary Gilmer

Mary Gilmer

October 24, 2020

I love these poinsettias. They are beautiful. But that is not surprising from Hero Arts. One of the first stamps that I bought when I first started getting into stamping, was a lovely poinsettia, on a wooden block (because the only way stamps were sold), that was from Hero Arts. I still use it every Christmas. What I wish I had known those decades ago was how to work with embossing powder so it doesn’t stick everywhere on the card or gift tag.

Henriëtte Mulder

Henriëtte Mulder

October 24, 2020

I wish I would have known when I started stamping how to stamp a scene. I realy didn’t know how to stamp a image behind a image. I started stamping when I was a child and in these days whe didn’t have computers, so no You Tube video or blogpost that could help.
I love this awesome kit, beautiful poinsettas, great to see the first kit and get the oppertunity to win one.
Stay safe everybody and have a wonderful weekend.

Maureen Turner

Maureen Turner

October 24, 2020

What an awesome giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I wish I had known that the quality of paper makes all the difference!

Vanessa Chan

Vanessa Chan

October 24, 2020

When I was new to card making crafting, there is no Misti stamping tool. I had hard time re- stamp the sentiment over and over again. Also, I had no idea the differences between cling stamps and wooden stamps…
After learning all the techniques and how to, they are very useful and take me to the next level of my stamping skill.

Michelle H

Michelle H

October 24, 2020

Oh my, thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful kit! The one thing I wished I had learned sooner is to “practice stamp” on inexpensive copy paper. This would have saved me a lot of cardstock waste, given me an audition piece and prepared my stamps for the real deal!
Thank you! Michelle ;-)

Glenda Sultan

Glenda Sultan

October 24, 2020

I wish I had not been so fearful of using ink pad. I only used embossing powders so that my wooden stamps would stay pristine.

Marie Stuart

Marie Stuart

October 24, 2020

OMG! I simply love this kit and would love to use it in my card creations!

Margery C

Margery C

October 24, 2020

I love the Poinsettia set. I wish I had started stamping sooner. Stamping Friends make the best friends where ever you go.

LC Lamothe

LC Lamothe

October 24, 2020

These poinsettias are timeless! What a gorgeous set! When I first started stamping, I wish I had better understood the various properties of the different kinds of ink.

Doris Murai

Doris Murai

October 24, 2020

My tip – don’t heat emboss while sitting on your carpeted floor – the heat melts the carpet.

Dana M

Dana M

October 24, 2020

Beautiful cards and fantastic card kit!

Melanie Parnell

Melanie Parnell

October 24, 2020

I am in love with this kit. Poinsettias are my favorite. I wish I started off my stamping journey with stamping kits instead of trying to pull different stamping elements and inks on my own. I wasted so much time and money and often was unhappy with my outcome. The Hero Arts kits are a perfect way for stampers to create something beautiful quickly. Thank you for the chance to win.

Kim Taylor

Kim Taylor

October 24, 2020

This would be a wonderful add to my MMH collection. I’ve been a paper crafter for about 25 years and dabbling in cards for about a dozen years. But only since about 2018 have I really been a ‘card maker’. I wish I had known all those years ago that paper quality mattered and that stamp platforms like the Misti would change everything. And tho I’ve had HA wood stamps for years I wish I’d known the amazing resources that were available back then. But I like to think I’ve more than made up for lost time 🤷‍♀️
Thanks for all you do!

Dawn Thompson

Dawn Thompson

October 24, 2020

I wish I had a stamp positioner when I first started out stamping…I love stamping and for some reason my stuff is always crooked… and while it gives my project character I like having straight sentiments much more!! So excited about this kit – poinsettia’s are my favorite Christmas image

Margaret R

Margaret R

October 24, 2020

I wish I’d known to catalog my stamp images so they would be easy to find! It makes life so much easier. Of course, I didn’t know then how many I would have – lol!

Jean Heming

Jean Heming

October 24, 2020

when I first atarted stamping over 30 years ago ,it was all wooden stamps, I now have hundreds and no space,wish I had know they were coming out with the clear, it takes so much less space!!! Knowing how much I paid ,I havent the heart to get rid of them….

BECCA YAHRLING

BECCA YAHRLING

October 24, 2020

I wish I would’ve bought a stamping platform years ago! lol

Sheri Kempke

Sheri Kempke

October 24, 2020

What a terrific poinsettia! As a newbie, I wish I knew that you have to imagine what you want to create and then choose the medium you want to use, then the best paper for that medium and the correct ink that works with the medium and paper. It would have saved me tons of frustration!
It’s not the ink or paper’s fault, it’s the maker’s lack of knowledge!

Lauryne Cunningham

Lauryne Cunningham

October 24, 2020

Congrats to the winners! When I first started stamping, I wish I would have known to invest in the Misti right off the bat instead of buying other stamp platform brands to save money. I recently purchased the black Hero Arts Regular and Memory Mistis and absolutely love them!

Terrie Durgin

Terrie Durgin

October 24, 2020

These layered poinsettias are so beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful kit! I wish I had learned not to press so hard with small/thin sentiment dies when I started stamping. It would have saved me from getting blurry and hard to read text. :)

Kailash

Kailash

October 24, 2020

Thank you for the opportunity to win. Such a lovely set! If there is one piece of stamping wisdom I wish I knew is that stamping on good quality paper is key to getting a good impression. It makes all the difference!

Susan Jacobs

Susan Jacobs

October 24, 2020

Oh My Goodness. I do remember when this sold out. This is wonderful! I would love to have this kit. I keep a special shelf and in my heart for MHH kits.

Cynthia Link

Cynthia Link

October 24, 2020

Congratulations to all who won this wonderful set! When I started, I wish I only invested in premium stamps – it’s not worth the money to buy something more inexpensive. I also have improved my stamping by investing in a stamp platform. Makes it so easy to line up images that are multi-layered, or to double-stamp an image.

Sue Brunton

Sue Brunton

October 24, 2020

One piece of stamping wisdom that I wish I’d known when I started stamping is that quality is better than quantity.

Cyndi Morris

Cyndi Morris

October 24, 2020

What a timely vault find! You MAY actually have saved the best for last. I love those beautiful poinsettias.

Michelle Sambajon

Michelle Sambajon

October 24, 2020

The first Hero Arts kit was the one I’ve been wanting, but have never been able to find. It would be amazing to win this set. Thanks for the opportunity. The one piece of wisdom I wish I knew when I first started stamping is start keeping inventory of the products I have. It’s help prevent buying duplicates.

Joann N Barros

Joann N Barros

October 24, 2020

So pretty. Poinsettias are the classic flowers of the season.

Greta Hess

Greta Hess

October 24, 2020

Oh my goodness—why didn’t I buy that kit?! Absolutely love the stamps & dies! Thank you so much for a chance to win! One thing I wish I’d known when I started: Buy what you really love, not what is cheaper. Worth saving up & buying fewer things.

Noreen Grover

Noreen Grover

October 24, 2020

Love this kit. Wish I had a stamping platform when I first starting stamping…a real game changer!

Jan Famestad

Jan Famestad

October 24, 2020

Beautiful kit! It took me a while to remember to use the right ink for a particular technique.

Nancy Wilcox

Nancy Wilcox

October 24, 2020

This set is a treasure!

Donna Conrad

Donna Conrad

October 24, 2020

I’ve learned to not use ‘bargain’ inks for stamping.

Debbie Selby

Debbie Selby

October 24, 2020

When I first started stamping, I wish I had known how important the right cardstock and the right glue were in creating professional looking cards. Too many of my early cards were rippled from too much glue combined with too lightweight of a cardstock.

Emily Henry

Emily Henry

October 24, 2020

Invest in quality products from the very beginning. You cannot expect to reproduce a beautiful card that you see without quality paper, ink, adhesive and stamps. They all seemed so expensive when I first began and I still have a few of my first cards in my stash. They do not compare with the cards I make now. I do not have any of the old paper, ink adhesives and only very few stamps from my original purchases. I thought I was stamp challenged until I took a class and saw what a difference quality makes!

Linda Crowley

Linda Crowley

October 24, 2020

I love this kit because poinsettias are my birth flower and also one of my favorite flowers.

Sharon Brand

Sharon Brand

October 24, 2020

This is a lovely set!
Stamping is not my strong point!
I wish I knew that practice makes
perfect!

Laurie Brown

Laurie Brown

October 24, 2020

Knowing the different properties of inks and how that makes them perform. Would’ve waited for due inks to dry instead of thinking my inking technique was wrong!!!!

Gail Scott

Gail Scott

October 24, 2020

Happy Dance to all winners! Yeah

Cyndee Scholet

Cyndee Scholet

October 24, 2020

When I first started stamping, there was no Pinterest, no Instagram, no blogs, no cell phones, no email…heck there wasn’t even an internet..at least not one that people widely used. Yep, call me old school! What piece of stamping wisdom do I wish I knew then? Hmmm…. I guess that you don’t have to strive for perfection. Just dive in there, make a mess, get creative, there are no mistakes (they are just learning opportunities)and above all….HAVE FUN!!! It’s amazing how much this applies to today’s generation of stampers as well.

Juanita Carter

Juanita Carter

October 24, 2020

Something I have learned along the way, been nice to have known beforehand, when first using stamps that if you use an embossing/clear ink before a colored ink- not only will it stamp nicer/fuller; but also will come clean easier (not as much staining)
Best of luck stampers!

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

October 24, 2020

I wish I’d know I was going to need a lot more
space for all the stamps, dies, inks……..
Have one room and it’s spilling over into
another – but it’s worth it. I have so much
fun making cards and other crafts – especially
during this pandemic. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

October 24, 2020

This kit is AWESOME! I love the poinsettias! JUST LOVELY! Thank you so much for the chance and bringing it back from the vault!

Lagene Sands

Lagene Sands

October 24, 2020

Awesome stamps, I am impressed that your digging found these from 2015! I wish I knew about stamp positioning in the beginning of my cardmaking. It would have prevented some crooked sentiments. And so glad the Misti has come into my life!

Kelly Wentling

Kelly Wentling

October 24, 2020

Wow, such a beautiful kit! I didn’t know about these 5 years ago but I sure do enjoy them now! Advice from me would be to invest in the kits because you get so much product and value for your money. You can create all kinds of things with the monthly kits!

Susan Lang

Susan Lang

October 24, 2020

The Misti is the obvious answer! But I got one of those early on. But my wisdom comes from lining up the stamp and trying once on a plastic grid sheet to see if it is straight. I also use those grid sheets when using layering dies. You can then wiggle the cardstock to perfectly line up with the next layer. I loved this kit, looks like I have one more chance to get it!

Jo Dryden

Jo Dryden

October 24, 2020

Beautiful!
When I started stamping there wasn’t any 2 and 3 step stamping so I would have to say that.

Felicia Chillak

Felicia Chillak

October 24, 2020

I never could have imagined how much calming yet invigorating stamping could be! It has changed my life! Thank you Hero Arts for all the inspiration! You most certainly are number one in my book.

Avra Williams

Avra Williams

October 24, 2020

I wish I had a Misti when I started stamping! I would have wasted much less paper, ink, and time!

Nina Stull

Nina Stull

October 24, 2020

When I first started stamping, I only used black ink. It was several years before I saw how wonderful using colored inks could be. I wish I had thought to use more colors way back when.

Rachel Handforth

Rachel Handforth

October 24, 2020

I wish I’d known to use different inks for different coloring mediums – would have saved a lot of smudgy images!!! Thank you for the fab products and inspiration Hero Arts

barbara wozniak

barbara wozniak

October 24, 2020

This is such a nice kit! Thank you for the opportunity to win! I learned very quickly that not all stamps and inks are created equal. The quality of inks, stamps and paper make a huge difference.

Toni L

Toni L

October 24, 2020

Wish I would have used a stamping tool —for the boo-boos and crooked stamping!

Betty Keefe

Betty Keefe

October 24, 2020

When I started stamping in the mid-90’s there were no dies or die cutting machines, a MISTI, clear stamps, a wide variety of inks and on and on – I only had Hero Arts stamps on wood blocks and I became very frustrated with stamps because I am rather a perfectionist and had a hard time stamping. Then later on came Jennifer McGuire and Shari Carroll and I fell in love with stamping again and as the years went by I have never looked back. So new stampers – enjoy all the wonderful variety of stamps today, the tools, the many stampers who share their talents with you, the challenges that spark your creativity and all the other fantastic things this hobby can bring to your life. One last bit – designing cards every day has been my savior during this 2020 covid-t9 time.

Elizabeth Dean

Elizabeth Dean

October 24, 2020

I love all things traditional Christmas! I don’t have this kit but would love it. Layering stamps are so realistic!

Georgeanna Couldry

Georgeanna Couldry

October 24, 2020

This is such a great set. I would love to win one. Heck, I’d buy one.

Elaine Lozano

Elaine Lozano

October 24, 2020

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes stamping, die cutting, or gluing..what you at first thought is a disaster turns into a design you never imagined!

Mateja Močnik

Mateja Močnik

October 24, 2020

My favourites kit 😎 I wish someone told me to go slow buying supplies. You want all that comes out and you don’t have time to play with everything. ☹️

Beth Lyons

Beth Lyons

October 24, 2020

I would love to win that kit! I wish I had known to stick with quality stamps like Hero Arts and not bought so many of the cheap ones from JoAnns and Michaels.

Sanya Hardigree

Sanya Hardigree

October 24, 2020

I wished I had know you could mask and use portions of your stamps to get more creativity.

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

October 24, 2020

Such an awesome kit… absolutely love Christmas.
Thanks so much for a chance to win.

Amy McCue

Amy McCue

October 24, 2020

The MistI stamping tool did not exist when I first started stamping. It is a must for layering stamps like this one!

Rae Hunter

Rae Hunter

October 24, 2020

I wished I’d known to only purchase from reputable companies instead of some off brand items purchased from large online company. I didn’t realize these might be fake replicas that hurt companies in the industry. Fortunately I didn’t buy a ton of that stuff. Most was a waste of money because it’s substandard. Learned my lesson quickly!

Becky Moore

Becky Moore

October 24, 2020

I don’t remember this kit but it is beautiful!! I think Hero Arts kits are the best subscription around! Thanks for always thinking of your customers with these great giveaways.

Charlotte Wold

Charlotte Wold

October 24, 2020

I wish I knew the importance of using right inks for the right projects! Black office ink are not for crafting 😂🙈

chiara valerio

chiara valerio

October 24, 2020

The quality of the paper really male a the difference

Sandy Dayhoff

Sandy Dayhoff

October 24, 2020

Wow! I don’t even remember this one, but I’d love to win it! Thanks for the chance!

Ashley Cortez

Ashley Cortez

October 24, 2020

Wow what a beautiful kit I have lots of ideas for this kit alreay, one piece of stamping wisdom that I wish I would have known when you started stamping is I could have had a lot more craft supplies and also saved a lot of money if I would of bought nothing but kits and I can make my own pattern paper

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