4 October 2021

Hero Arts | October 2021 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today see's the release of the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Release. This month is all about Victorian Christmas and it is such a lovely theme! There is the main kit releasing today, as well as the add-on products. These products, unlike the main kit, are not limited edition and work alongside the kit or on their own. We are celebrating the release with a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes. Please see below for more details. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.

My first project uses the Hero Arts October 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit. I started off by stamping the tree from the kit stamp set on to a panel of white cardstock using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then coloured the tree using Copic Markers and die cut it out using the coordinating die (also in the kit). I then set it aside while I worked on the tag. 

I took the largest of the Hero Arts Nesting Tag Infinity Dies and die cut it twice from white cardstock. Using Hero Arts Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Hero Arts Mulled Wine and Rose Madder Bold Inks, followed by Hero Arts Bubble Gum Shadow Ink. I kept the colour darker at the top and blended to white at the bottom. 

On the other tag (for the back) I blended the same colours of ink but this time focused the colour around the edges. With both of the tags, I first spritzed on Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray and then white paint. Once dry, the back of the tag was stamped using the sentiment from the main kit stamp set, stamped in Intens-ified Black Ink. 

The tags were adhered together back to back and then the top piece added, along with a twine bow. The tree was then adhered on top using foam tape. 

My next card uses one of the add-on sets. I started off by stamping the characters, tree and lamppost from the Hero Arts Victorian Skaters Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. They were coloured using Copic Markers and die cut out using the Hero Arts Victorian Skaters Frame Cuts

I took two circles of white cardstock cut using the Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Dies. On one, I blended Hero Arts Blue Hawaii and Splash Reactive Ink for the sky. On the second, I cut it down and added shadows on to it for the ice, with Copic Markers. The ice was adhered to the sky piece and then the tree and lamppost added on top with Hero Arts Precision Glue

I took a 5.5" x 5.5" card base and embossed the largest of the circle dies in to the middle. The circle piece was then added on top with tape runner. I added the skaters on top with foam tape. I took the sentiments from the set and stamped them on to Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. They were cut in to strips and added to the card with more foam tape. 



Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
12 Coordinating Frame Cuts
Window Shop Cover Plate Die
6 4.24" x 5.5" Sheets of Biodegradable Acetate
7 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Cardstock in assorted Holiday Jewel Tones
Prisma Glitter

The kit is valued at $72 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate, without taxes). The kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers get a discount off shipping too. Kits begin shipping 8th October 2021. 


There are lots of add-on sets released each month too. These work well with the main kit or can be used separately as well. You can purchase them from Hero at the same time as purchasing the kit, or they can be purchased from your favourite Hero Arts retailer too. Here is a look at them all:


As mentioned, this post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes (see below!). For the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Maria. Next on the hop is the fantastic Mindy. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog


Hero Arts are giving away all of the October Add-On products drawn from the comments left across the hop. Leave a comment by October 10th 11.59pm PT and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week. Good luck!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! Have a great rest of the day! 


  1. Great tag and card! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great tag and card! Thanks for sharing.

  3. What lovely card stock - and I love the font on that Merry Christmas. Just always scared of Christmas Trees with candles on them!! xx

  4. Cute tags and very nice card!
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I especially love your holiday tag. The Christmas tree is so beautiful.

  6. A snowglobe music box beauty brings back great memories for me. Love that very much. Geez, I never remember to do tags, this is so pretty. Wonderful images!

  7. Fantastic projects! I really love your card - it's so adroable!

  8. Lovely projects! I love the pink background on the tags!

  9. Lovely! Beautiful tag with the tree, and a sweet winter scene!


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