VIDEO: My Monthly Hero April 2021 Release & Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello everyone! It’s time for a new My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts and this one is all about geometric shapes and designs.


I have a video walking you through the kit, how to use the included layering stencil and completing 2 cards to jump start your inspiration!

You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

Here’s a look at the contents of the kit.

When you purchase the kit or become a subscriber you will receive:

  • 1 – 6″ x 8″ clear stamp set
  • 16 coordinating frame cuts
  • 3 Geometric rotating/layering stencils
  • 3 Mini Ink cubes (Tangerine, Grape Juice, Raspberry Jam)
  • 1 Ink Blending Brush

I provide full instructions in my video so below I will list the main supplies used. Please refer to the video HERE for more details.

Thank You For Being A Solid Friend Card

Hello Card

This card below, I shared during countdown. You can read more about the card HERE.

I have a clean and simple design using just the stamps from the kit.

I love using the Ombre Ink pads to add a little depth to the geometric critters.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Lots of possibilities with the stencil included in this month’s kit!

Keep in mind, these kits are in limited quantity so once they are gone – they will not be restocked. Join the subscription so you never miss out!


We will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, April 11th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


If you arrived from Maria’s blog you are in the right spot!

You’re next stop in the hop is Pocono Pam.

Hero Arts
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Mindy Eggen
Pocono Pam
Special Guests:
Jennifer Kotas
Jennifer McGuire
Mansi Bhatia
Nichol Spohr
Rachel Juanita Bellamy
Rebecca Keppel


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  3. Black & white and/or color are wonderful for critters & backgrounds.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  4. Hi, there – Thank you SO much for this video. I think I made an error in writing to a few other artists / designers that I thought they had used the Circles & Cylinders background stamp. I now think it was the stencils – duh… the background stamp is not part of the kit. I will see if I can go back and amend my comments. I love both your cards and agree w/ you that the addition of the gold glitz glitter gel was a SUPER move!
    Lori S in PA

  5. Awesome cards!

  6. Love the combination of the bright stencil background with the black solid images.

  7. What a great video showing some creative ways to create backgrounds – and I love the way the images stamped in black just POP! Thanks!

  8. Beautiful cards and I’m adoring all of the fun, graphic backgrounds!

  9. Very sweet!

  10. Love your cards!

  11. These cards are beautiful. The stencils are amazing and the possibilities endless.

  12. I adore all of these! Especially the puppy! Great job on the backgrounds!

  13. Love your cards, Mindy! Especially love your dragonfly and blended background… so pretty!

  14. Love the blue one with the fox! The stenciling is so great!

  15. What fun card. Love the cute critters.

  16. you amaze me! Well done!

  17. Your cards are so neat! I especially love the graphic background and the glittery accents.

  18. Super adorable and cheerful cards. My FAV is your fox. I want to make this.

  19. Such beautiful cards and colors!

  20. This kit is wonderful and your posts have explored fun techniques to use with it. Thanks.

  21. Thank you for the video! It made me decide to get the kit! I love the colors you used too! You are so talented!

  22. These are superb!

  23. I like the mini scenes you created in each of the critter cards. And the ink blended masked panel with the dragonflies is simply stunning. Always love what you create.

  24. Cute cards!

  25. Your cards made me feel so happy. Clean design – outstanding.

  26. Using these stamps a black silhouettes really works well! Love that look, thank you!

  27. Oh Wow! Super cute cards!! I ordered this kit as soon as I saw it, so thank you so much for all the great ideas!!

  28. Fantastic cards! I love the black stamped images and the glitter in the backgrounds is fabulous!

  29. Fantastic cards! I really like the. gold glitz glitter gel with that blue backgroung.

  30. These are so pretty!!

  31. Your bold choice of black ink is amazing!

    — Dalis

  32. I really love how glitz glitter gel looks with these stencils. It makes some great backgrounds!

  33. Such fun, colorful cards! So creative…
    Thanks for sharing.

  34. Your cards are so super cute!

  35. What fun cards! What a super fun kit!

  36. Wonderful, colorful cards. Cool stencils and stamps.

  37. Love how you used the stencils!

  38. Such fabulously graphic cards!

  39. This is such a unique card kit! I love the images on the stamp set!

  40. I keep swooning over these stencils. Sure the kit is terrific, but these stencils are blowing my mind!! Love the sparkles!

  41. Love all your cards, especially the one where you’ve stencilled with the Gold Glitz Glitter gel!

  42. Your cards are great! Thanks for sharing the stencil techniques in the video! My favorite is the card with the gold glittery paste on it with the fox!

  43. Mindy, I absolutely love your dragonfly card!! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  44. Love the colors and placements on your cards! This is such a fun new Hero Arts release!

  45. Love the crisp black against the bright colored shapes!

  46. so many options with these stencils! I love how you used them as the sky. Very cool!

  47. Perfectly adorable cards.

  48. I really like the artsy way you made the skies. WOWZERS!

  49. Wonderful bright. eye-catching cards!! I’m loving those super geometrics and bold images on your clever designs and colour combinations! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂

  50. Love, love, love the thank you card, but the black fox card is a close second. What wonderful inspiration!

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