Say Yes to Card Kits

Cards made using the Hero Arts August 2018 Kit

All us card makers do it, right? Ponder and procrastinate purchasing a craft kit and then POOF!, its ‘SOLD OUT’. Really cute and inspirational card kits are like really attractive people, you aren’t the only one interested. So here is my advice, if your craft budget allows, make the first move (talking about the kit and not the hottie) and buy. What’s the worst that could happen? Seriously, can you have too many craft supplies? Don’t answer that.

I took a leap of faith last month and bought the Hero Arts August 2018 kit (sorry, it’s already sold out). This was my first and definitely not last Hero Arts Kit.

For $35, I received a limited edition coffee and tea stamp and die set, a fancy frame coffee shop die (seen in the pic below), a full tube of crystal clear lacquer, puffy embossing powder, and some specialty papers!

Fancy Frame Die from Hero Arts – September My Monthly Hero Kit

Kit subscriptions are great if you don’t ever want to miss a kit.

Below are some of my favorite kit providers:

Head’s up! – The stamps and dies in the Hero Art kits truly are limited edition. While some kits such as Simon Says Stamp and My Favorite Things will sell items from the kit separately, Hero Arts does not. I found this out the hard way. I had my eye on the June kit and before I knew, it was gone. I tried shopping for the stamp set separately…nope…gone forever. I even tried other sellers and nope, nada!

In full disclosure, I no longer do kit subscriptions because my budget only allows for one kit a month. So every month, I play the “Who has my kit Game”. Waiting and checking in with all my favorite suppliers to see who has the kit of my dreams. This is a gamble though; a kit I was so-so about may be gone by the time the other kits are revealed. There have been months when there just wasn’t a kit that inspired me, in which case, my craft budget for non-kit items grows. However, if I had an unlimited craft budget, I would subscribe where available.

Here is the point of this post; when you see a kit that inspires you and your budget can take the financial impact, buy it now or maybe regret it later.

Happy Crafting Y’all,

Erika Lee