6 May 2024

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero May 2024 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the release of the Hero Arts May 2024 My Monthly Hero Kits and add-on products. Hero Arts is celebrating their 50th anniversary this month, so this month's kit is birthday and celebratory themed! 

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

My first card today uses the Hero Arts May 2024 My Monthly Hero Classic Kit. I started off by stamping the cake, cake stand and candles from the Floral Cake Stamp Set that is in the kit onto white cardstock using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I coloured them using Copic Markers and then die cut them out using the coordinating dies. 

I took a panel of white cardstock and masked off the sides and bottom edges. I took a Hero Arts Large Ink Blending Brush and blended Hero Arts Orchid and Amethyst Core Inks inside, fading up to the white of the cardstock at the top. I removed the masks/tape and adhered the panel onto a US A2 sized white card base with tape runner adhesive. 

I adhered the candles and stand to the cake (using Precision Glue) and then adhered it all to the card using thin foam tape. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set onto white cardstock using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink and then die cut it out with the coordinating die. I also cut the die another two times from white cardstock. The die cuts were adhered one on top of another (for dimension) and then adhered onto the card. To finish off, I added Hero Arts Clear Lacquer Pen to the flames on the candles.

In case you missed it, this is the countdown card that I created using the Hero Arts May 2024 My Monthly Hero Premium Kit. For more details on the card, please see the blog post here

My next project uses some of the add-on products from this month's release. I started off by taking a panel of Hero Arts Luxe White Watercolor Paper (there is some in the MMH kit) and cut it using the largest of the Hero Arts Tag Infinity Dies. I then spritzed the tag using Hero Arts Royal Purple + Gold and Ocean Blue + Gold Two-Tone Metallic Sprays. I dried the tag with my heat tool before moving on to the next step. 

I placed the Hero Arts Dancing Lines Stencil on top and applied Hero Paste Glitter using the Hero Arts Palette Knife. I removed the stencil and set it aside to dry. Once dry, I added a little Hero Arts Grape Juice and Bermuda Core Inks to the corners. I then splattered on Hero Arts Gold Hero Wax (mixed with a little water). I die cut the larger of the two Hero Arts Delicate Butterfly Fancy Dies from white cardstock. It was adhered to the tag using thin foam tape.

I then took a sentiment from the Hero Arts Your Day Messages Stamp Set and stamped it onto Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock using Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set before cutting into a strip and adhering to the tag with more foam tape. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag and tied in a double bow. 

This tag was inspired by the amazing work of Natasha Vacca. Natasha is the queen of mixed media! Whilst it isn't something I personally do very often, I swoon over her work on a daily basis! 


• Floral Cake Clear Stamp Set, 4" x 6"
• 11 Coordinating Dies
• 6 Sheets Luxe White Watercolor Paper, 5.5" x 8.5"
• Contour Ink Pad
• Flat Water Flow Brush
• Watercolor Palette
• Watercolor Swatch Cards

Plus Special 50th Anniversary Gifts:
• Message Clear Stamp Set, 3” x 4”
• 3 Coordinating Dies
• Yay Fancy Die

The kit is valued at $80 but you can get it for $36.99 ($34.99 if you are a monthly subscriber, $32.99 if you subscribe for 6 months). 

• Floral Cake Clear Stamp Set, 4" x 6" • Balloon Background Cling Stamp, 4.6" x 5.8" • 11 Coordinating Dies • 6 Sheets Luxe White Watercolor Paper, 5.5" x 8.5" • Contour Ink Pad • Flat Water Flow Brush • Watercolor Palette • Watercolor Swatch Cards • Champagne Sequins • Birthday Enamel Dots Plus Special 50th Anniversary Gifts: • Message Clear Stamp Set, 3” x 4” • 3 Coordinating Dies • Yay Fancy Die • Yay Clear Stamp & Coordinating Die • Congrats Fancy Die

The kit is valued at $120 but you can get it for $49.99 ($47.99 if you are monthly subscriber, $45.99 if you subscribe for 6 months).

Want just the premium kit elements? You can get them here


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 (unlike the kit) 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 amazing Lydia. Next on the hop is the fabulous Natasha. If you get lost along the hop, or want to start it from the beginning, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog


Hero Arts are giving away a $50 gift card to the Hero Store, drawn from the comments left across all the stops in the hop. Enter by Sunday 12th May 2024 at 11.59pm PT. The winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week. 



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.

Wishing all at Hero Arts a very happy 50th anniversary! Thank you so much for all that you do for the industry and community. I am honoured that I have been working with Hero for the past 8 years and hope for many more to come! 

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 lovely rest of the day too! Take care! 


  1. Wow, great projects, really loving that tag!

  2. Gorgeous cards.....love the cake!!

  3. I LOVE your ombre backgrounds! Gorgeous cake!

  4. The flowers, the purple... So so pretty!

  5. I love all three of these! Your blending is just wonderful.

  6. Love the orchid ink blending on the cake card. And that beautiful butterfly tag - wow! Love it

  7. Seems like my comments keep disappearing so I'm trying again. The ink blending in orchid is perfect backdrop for the cake. The butterfly tag is amazing!

  8. Lauryne Cunningham7 May 2024 at 16:42

    Fabulous projects! I love the purple background on the cake card and you colored the cake beautifully!

  9. Fantastic projects! I really love your cake!

  10. I like the purple background for the pretty cake and the festive colors on the Congrats card and pretty butterfly tag.

  11. Denise Bryant8 May 2024 at 06:22

    Beautiful cards and tag! Love the pretty cake and cakestand! Great color combos on your projects!

  12. Absolutely beautiful cards and adorable tag! Love your ink blending!!

  13. Beautiful cards! Love your ink blending!

  14. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous cards! Love every one of them💕

  15. Love your ombre background for the cake and the eclipse with that lovely balloon background is wonderful. Hugz

  16. Danielle Dunlop12 May 2024 at 03:50

    Gorgeous ink blends in your backgrounds!


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