9 January 2023

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero January 2022 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the release of the Hero Arts January 2023 My Monthly Hero Kit and add-on products. I have already shared a card here using the kit and today, I have another card using the kit and also a card using a couple of the add-on products.

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This month's My Monthly Hero release, is all about Valentine's Day and love, but a lot of the products can be used for other occasions too. 

I started off my first card by taking a panel of Hero Arts Deluxe Smooth White Cardstock and stamping the XOXO stamp from the Hero Arts January 2023 My Monthly Hero Kit stamp set on top, using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then die cut three hearts from the kit dies using purple cardstock. I used Hero Arts Amethyst Cardstock for the large heart and Hero Arts Passion Flower Cardstock for the smaller ones. 

Using removeable adhesive, I placed the hearts on the panel and then stamped them again. I moved the XOXO stamp to the side and stamped again. This time I removed the hearts and stamped on the panel. This is so that the hearts have the stamping on, as well as the panel itself so that I can line them back up afterwards for an eclipse look. 

I extended the stamping to either side of the panel and then die cut three further hearts and stacked them up, adhering with Hero Arts Precision Glue. They were placed on top of the panel, lining up with the stamping. The panel was then adhered to a US A2 white card base with thin foam tape. 

I took the sentiment from the Hero Arts Loving Sentiment Strips Stamp Set (the sentiments are attached together in two big stamps so that you can stamp and die cut all in one go) and stamped it on to Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut using the Hero Arts Sentiment Strips Fancy Die and adhered to the card with thin foam tape. 

My second card uses the new Hero Arts Love and Florals Fancy Dies, which is an add-on product this month. I started off by die cutting the LOVE letters onto/into a panel of Hero Arts Deluxe Smooth White Cardstock. I then die cut the flowers from Hero Arts Cardstock in Peony, Azalea and Kiwi

I cut the different pieces apart so that I could layer them up to create colourful flowers. You could just cut them from one colour of cardstock but I liked the different colours and it did not take that long to do. 

I added thin foam tape on to the back of the panel and adhered a piece of Hero Arts Passion Flower Cardstock behind it. It was then adhered to a US A2 sized white card base. The flowers were popped inside the letters and adhered with Hero Arts Precision Glue

I took the 'together forever' sentiment that was stamped and cut from the previous card using the Hero Arts Loving Sentiment Strips Stamp Set and adhered it on top with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Hero Arts Clear Enamel Dots.



Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. 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.


With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the January My Monthly Hero kit celebrates the "perfect match". The centerpiece of this kit is dies to create a faux matchbox, which lies flat on your card or project and can be decorated and filled with the numerous stamps and dies included in the kit. But don't stop there, let your imagination go wild with all of the possibilities this kit contains! Use the images on their own, build repeating patterns, or add them to planner pages, journals, and more! There is a beautiful stencil included, perfect for backgrounds or mixed media projects. The kit is rounded out with a pack of fun heart-themed sequins and five sheets of gorgeous cardstock.


6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
2 Coordinating Frame Cuts
18 Fancy Dies
6" x 6" Heart-Shaped Daisies Stencil
3 Sheets Kraft Cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
1 sheet of each Azalea and Peony Cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
Love Mix Sequins

The Hero Arts January 2023 My Monthly Hero Kit is valued at $77 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate, not including VAT/customs charges). The kits are exclusive to the Hero Arts store and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. Kits begin shipping 13th January 2023.  


There are lots of add-on products released each month. These work alongside the kit, or work on their own too. These can be purchased from Hero Arts when you order a kit, on their own or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer (these are not exclusive and are restocked if sold out). Here is a look at them:


This post is part of a fun, inspirational blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous 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 a $50 gift card drawn from the comments left across all of the stops in the hop. Enter by 15th January 2023 at 11.59pm PT. The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely time on the rest of the hop and a great rest of the day! Take care! 


  1. I love that you chose purple :) The LOVE card is extra cute

  2. I LOVE your CAS designs and soft purples!

  3. Such sweet Valentines, Michelle!!! The pops of purple are so you and I especially love how you have the flowers peeking out from the letters in the second card---FABULOUS!!!!

  4. The layers on these cards make them spectacular. The dies are so elegant and showcased beautifully on these projects.

  5. Beautiful cards... so cool... I want all the things now!

  6. I like your cards so much I pinned them for inspiration!

  7. Lovely cards. Like the way you were able to stamp the XOXO over the die cut pieces so it looked seamless.

  8. That "together forever" card is so lovely! perfect for a wedding or anniversary , too

  9. Love the Purple, it's my favorite color.
    Thanks for sharing your pretty cards.

  10. Your cards are so pretty! I love the purple color you used.

  11. I'm enjoying seeing all these purple cards using this month's kit! I especially like the Floral Fancy die card. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I like your cute and pretty card designs with this kit.

  13. Your cards are awesome - love the flowers peeking out the love sign on the second card

  14. Sweet cards! Love your color combos and details! The flowers are really pretty!

  15. Very nice cards. I will need to do something like yours very soon.


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