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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway!

by Janette Kausen March 29, 2018 398 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the April My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, April 2nd at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We are beginning a day early this month in observance of Easter and will be here for the next three days, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Stay tuned for more inspiration! Now let's join Janette who is sharing the first look at this lively and entertaining kit.

It's party time, my friends! This month's fiesta themed kit is a fun one, indeed! Aside from all of the awesome stamps and sentiments, the main kit includes a full size frame die that lends itself to much more than this kit. I've kept it simple and white today, but I've got ideas for so much more!

 

I began by ink blending with Distress Oxides on smooth bristol paper. When I ink blend, with most any ink, I start with my lightest shade and work through the darkest. 

I placed the Snow Layering Paper frame die cut upside down on fun foam and used a dotting tool, or any tool with a gently rounded tip, to press into the petals of the large center flowers so that they would bow forward with dimension.

Next, I stamped the piñata in Intense Black ink and colored him simply with Distress Oxide reinkers and a fine paint brush. Once dry, I cut him out and applied dimensional adhesive to the back leaving the release paper in tact so that I could verify exactly where I wanted him in relation to the sentiment and frame die cut.

I adhered the frame in place on the A2 blended panel. Using a MISTI, I stamped the sentiment in Intense Black and adhered the piñata. 

Win a kit before you can buy it! Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post! We'll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, April 2nd, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!

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Sylvia Azores
Sylvia Azores

July 09, 2018

I just love this card!! So glad I bought this kit!!

Marla
Marla

May 07, 2018

I love the look of the bowed Flowers. I hadn’t thought of that.

Elizabeth Terrell
Elizabeth Terrell

April 02, 2018

ugh! Never mind! I see it’s in the FULL KIT. Not a add on. Thanks! I ordered it all!

Elizabeth Terrell
Elizabeth Terrell

April 02, 2018

This isn’t a die cut. It appears to be cut by a electronic machine like the Cricut. Kind of misleading to display a card for the reveal when customers can’t purchase the die. \-:

Marylurdys Hernandez
Marylurdys Hernandez

April 02, 2018

Excellent! Love the combination of Spanish messages!

Paula
Paula

April 02, 2018

I love this kit so much….I have to have it!

Sandra
Sandra

April 02, 2018

HOLY MACKERAL! I can’t wait to get this kit!! Yippee!!! Seriously, this is going to be amazing!! <3 <3 <3

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

April 02, 2018

I love this set!! Can’t wait to see it all.

DSW
DSW

April 02, 2018

That frame die looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see it in person! It’s a lovely card.

Rebecca Ballard
Rebecca Ballard

April 01, 2018

Amazing. Detail on the burro and the the die cut are beautiful. I’m inspired.

Toni L
Toni L

April 01, 2018

Terrific frame die. Can hardly wait to see the remainder of the kit.

Tasha Jorgensen
Tasha Jorgensen

April 01, 2018

Cute, cute, CUTE!!! Love the colors, and the white border frames the image perfectly!

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

April 01, 2018

Your ink blending is amazing. Love that blended backround.

Sharon Vincz 👻
Sharon Vincz 👻

April 01, 2018

The Piñata says PARTY!! 🦎🌵🌼🌶. This would be such a fun card to make! I like the paper flower die cut border 💜

Rae Culak
Rae Culak

April 01, 2018

I’m really love the frame cut and will have so much fun with it.

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

April 01, 2018

What a great card! Can’t believe we get such a large die! Really excited to see the whole kit!

Ellen
Ellen

April 01, 2018

I love this delightful, festive card.

Aash B
Aash B

April 01, 2018

I love lamas, and the frame die is lovely too! Excited for the full reveal.

Tabitha Kelley
Tabitha Kelley

April 01, 2018

I love the use of color. This is a beautiful design

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

April 01, 2018

That’s such a cute piñata !!

Barbara  Howell
Barbara Howell

April 01, 2018

What a beautiful frame die. Would love to see your additional ideas. Your Distress Oxide blending is fantastic.

Dena Byerley
Dena Byerley

April 01, 2018

Wow, I love that frame die…

Carolyn P
Carolyn P

April 01, 2018

Very nice. Like the framing.

Shannon
Shannon

April 01, 2018

Such a cute idea!

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

April 01, 2018

Such rich colors and I love the frame die!

C4G
C4G

April 01, 2018

Neato!

Brandy Moore
Brandy Moore

April 01, 2018

I love the ink blending! Beautiful!

Niralee Yeisley
Niralee Yeisley

April 01, 2018

Love the frame

Kathy McCartney
Kathy McCartney

April 01, 2018

Love the frame and the llama pinata

Vicki M.
Vicki M.

April 01, 2018

Love the piñata stamp, can think of so many options for it.

Ann-BSideCrafter
Ann-BSideCrafter

April 01, 2018

A large frame die! <3

Anne Roberts
Anne Roberts

April 01, 2018

Love the dimension you added to the frame, and the way you used the distress oxides. Very festive and colorful!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

April 01, 2018

Very cute card . It’s my birthday month looks like the kit is birthday related items. So cool.

Rachel
Rachel

April 01, 2018

Lovely

Beth B.
Beth B.

April 01, 2018

Just beautiful! Love the frame die and the options! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Mary Jeanne Cluff
Mary Jeanne Cluff

April 01, 2018

I am excited to see the fun new ideas just love them

Anita Sorensen
Anita Sorensen

April 01, 2018

I absolutely love this card. The frame is beautiful and definitely versatile.

Bessie
Bessie

March 31, 2018

Your ink blending is gorgeous. Your lacy die cuts add an air of elegance! Great job

Mitzi
Mitzi

March 31, 2018

Thanks for sharing your fun card & the opportunity to win.

Jessica Lyczynski
Jessica Lyczynski

March 31, 2018

That ink blending! Wow! Gorg!

Claudia N
Claudia N

March 31, 2018

Love the summer sunset background colors! And who doesn’t like to Fiesta!

Lyndel T
Lyndel T

March 31, 2018

I loved the last kit. I’m hoping this one is just as awesome.

Amy
Amy

March 31, 2018

Love this!!

Susan S. Thompson
Susan S. Thompson

March 31, 2018

I really enjoyed this card and look forward to getting this kit.

StephanieM
StephanieM

March 31, 2018

Love the ombre background and the border die is a perfect compliment to the pinata.

Winona
Winona

March 31, 2018

I’m loving the flower / lace frame along with the blended colors. ♥️

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

March 31, 2018

That is a really cute Card. Love the colors in the blended back ground. I always forget about the ability to make the flowers be a bit dimensional by using a tool to bow them out a bit. Thanks for the reminder.

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

March 31, 2018

Nice intricate detail in the frame…so many uses.

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

March 31, 2018

Wonderful card! Love the frame die and the dimension you gave it.

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

March 31, 2018

It like this kit is going to make me want to party. am absolutely in love with the die frame. It can be used in so many different projects. Great card and color combo.

Jessica L.
Jessica L.

March 31, 2018

Love the frame die, that is so beautiful ✨ This kit looks amazing!

Margery C
Margery C

March 31, 2018

Love the bright colors. The fun foam border really pops against it.

margie
margie

March 31, 2018

love the frame so many uses

Sheri
Sheri

March 31, 2018

This is my favorite and I noticed it is not the piñata in the regular collection so I am excited! Beautiful background shading.

Hanatsuki
Hanatsuki

March 31, 2018

I I everything: the colors, the stamping, the frame. Beautiful!

Wendy Lambert
Wendy Lambert

March 31, 2018

Love the little llama!

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

March 31, 2018

Love the dimension on your die cut! Lovely card!

Kerstin van Erp
Kerstin van Erp

March 31, 2018

I fell in love with llamas last year and this stamp is so adorable, a must for my crafting collection!
I would be very happy if I could win one of these pretty sets.

b
b

March 31, 2018

So pretty and oh so darling!
Gorgeous design.

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

March 31, 2018

cute idea for upcoming cinco de mayo cards

Judy
Judy

March 31, 2018

Love the lace look, and the colors are gorg!

Jeanne H
Jeanne H

March 31, 2018

I really love that frame! So ready for Spring and flowers! The frame will really help.

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

March 31, 2018

Who doesn’t love llamas? And this little guy is adorable? Looks like Hero Arts has come up with another winner.

Sherri
Sherri

March 31, 2018

I love the frame it is fantastic!

Marianna
Marianna

March 31, 2018

Love that frame die! Looking forward to seeing the rest of this months kit.

Karenajo
Karenajo

March 31, 2018

Love these elements in this new kit. The dimension you added to the frame is amazing – super card!

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

March 31, 2018

Darling card! Excited to see the rest of the kit.

Cristina
Cristina

March 31, 2018

Such a fun card! I love the colorful background!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

March 31, 2018

I love this it looks so fun for festive cards and I have some family heritage that would love this.

Theresa P
Theresa P

March 31, 2018

Love the die cut frame! Great card!

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

March 31, 2018

This card reminds me of San Antonio. Will be great to send cards to family living there.

Bela
Bela

March 31, 2018

Fun! Fun! Fun! I love the framing around the card! What kind of foam was used? It looks very thin? Thanks.

Ritz
Ritz

March 31, 2018

What a great kit! Can’t wait

Amber MacMurtry
Amber MacMurtry

March 31, 2018

Such a pretty card. I love that frame!

Peege04
Peege04

March 30, 2018

Loving the large die! Reminds me of those festive flags!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

March 30, 2018

I love the diecut frame and how the dimension was added to the flowers!

Karen L K
Karen L K

March 30, 2018

That is such a nice card and creative too! Such a good idea to shape the flowers in the frame which gives so much more interest. The burro looks great too with it’s fun colors.

DebbyH
DebbyH

March 30, 2018

The frame die is a must have – so beautiful!

Jade B
Jade B

March 30, 2018

Love this card. Thanks for a chance to win.

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

March 30, 2018

I love the piñata stamp and the snow layering frame die really rocks! This is such a simple design – doable for the times when you need a quick card!

Lyndsay Dunn
Lyndsay Dunn

March 30, 2018

love the bright colour blending! this is gonna be a fun kit!

Anne Bennett
Anne Bennett

March 30, 2018

Love the frame! 😍

F. Andre
F. Andre

March 30, 2018

Gorgeous blending and a great floral frame on this card.

Iris Soscia
Iris Soscia

March 30, 2018

Super cute – love the pinata and the lacy frame.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

March 30, 2018

great background and I love the border frame

Glenn Zdziarski
Glenn Zdziarski

March 30, 2018

Beautiful! GREAT Die Cut!!!

 Jackie Price
Jackie Price

March 30, 2018

O my, that cover frame die is beautiful!! I love it!! I love what you did to the 2 center flowers to add dimension. The backgrounds is so nicely blended and is perfect for that piñata. Looking forward to seeing what else will be in the kit!

Jackie S
Jackie S

March 30, 2018

Great card with lively colors. Looking forward to seeing more of this kit.

Jackie S
Jackie S

March 30, 2018

Great card with lively colors. Looking forward to seeing more of this kit.

Helen Warren
Helen Warren

March 30, 2018

This kit is Bueno

Diane Stricker
Diane Stricker

March 30, 2018

Your card is so bright and beautiful.

Susan M.
Susan M.

March 30, 2018

This will be GREAT for my Hispanic-blended family!

Kirsten Freye Sykes
Kirsten Freye Sykes

March 30, 2018

Nice.

Kirsten Freye Sykes
Kirsten Freye Sykes

March 30, 2018

Nice.

Kim Benjamin
Kim Benjamin

March 30, 2018

Love it

Barbara Schmitz
Barbara Schmitz

March 30, 2018

Wow, that frame die is amazing! Can’t wait to get my kit!

Michelle S.
Michelle S.

March 30, 2018

Your card is so cute. I really like that new frame die and I especially like how you rounded the flowers to give it a “pop”.

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

March 30, 2018

Love the pinata idea! And the way the frame made by popping the flowers up, great way to show case this kit.

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

March 30, 2018

The colors used on the card are awesome topped up by the gorgeous stamp set….love love love!!

Melissa Gonzales
Melissa Gonzales

March 30, 2018

I love the theme of this kit.

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