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

by Janette Kausen March 29, 2018 399 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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Melissa Gonzales
Melissa Gonzales

March 30, 2018

I love the theme of this kit.

Mercedes Rivera
Mercedes Rivera

March 30, 2018

The color combos on this card look amazing.

Liz mca
Liz mca

March 30, 2018

Love that frame!

Teri L Frank
Teri L Frank

March 30, 2018

Adore the frame background die! So many uses for something like this.

Nina
Nina

March 30, 2018

Love the die frame!

Debby K Prutzman
Debby K Prutzman

March 30, 2018

Snow layering frame is beautiful pattern. Hopefully will be able to purchase this kit.

Heather George
Heather George

March 30, 2018

Yay! A fiesta One. I am so excited!

Karren Robinson
Karren Robinson

March 30, 2018

I would love to win this for my daughter as she is unable to subscribe. It has so many possibilities. I’m glad it’s in the kit.

Lonnie Mathys
Lonnie Mathys

March 30, 2018

absolutely love the frame die and what you have done with it is genious!

Madeline
Madeline

March 30, 2018

Love the piñata and the cards colors!

Mary ann
Mary ann

March 30, 2018

Those flower boarders are great

Liz
Liz

March 30, 2018

Beautiful colorful card! Can’t wait to get my kit!

Michael Rutledge
Michael Rutledge

March 30, 2018

I like that this is diverse, inclusive and not exploitive of a culture that often is. I’m impressed. I would use this set.

Kathy Thompson
Kathy Thompson

March 30, 2018

Love the colors used!

Linda
Linda

March 30, 2018

Wow, this is gonna be fun!

Karen R
Karen R

March 30, 2018

so beautiful. can’t wait!

Tami
Tami

March 30, 2018

What an adorable card!! I love your ink blending!! And that frame is beautiful! Can’t wait to see more from this kit!

Laurel G
Laurel G

March 30, 2018

Loving the frame die and the pinata is super cute

Colleen Halpern
Colleen Halpern

March 30, 2018

What a fun image!

YVONNE MORENTIN
YVONNE MORENTIN

March 30, 2018

Oh wow, this is fab, now I need to subscribe… love it

Robin Cutrell
Robin Cutrell

March 30, 2018

The die cut is amazing!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

March 30, 2018

I love the idea of a fiesta kit! How wonderful! I don’t have any stamps like this so it is going to be so tempting!

Janet
Janet

March 30, 2018

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Sheryl Kramer
Sheryl Kramer

March 30, 2018

Looks like it’s going to be a fun kit! Can"take wait to see more!

Luci Manos
Luci Manos

March 30, 2018

Great card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Joan
Joan

March 30, 2018

Lovely card. Wow, the framed cut out is so pretty! Love to see what all is in this kit!

Leigh G
Leigh G

March 30, 2018

Really cute & perfect for so many occasions.

BeverlyBL
BeverlyBL

March 30, 2018

Ooooo! I love that beautiful frame.

Cindi Hall
Cindi Hall

March 30, 2018

Adorable card, love the bright colors on the donkey piñata! I can’t wait to see what is inside this month’s kit! Love this die too….

Robin P
Robin P

March 30, 2018

What a cute card. Looks like this could be a fun release.

Lynda
Lynda

March 30, 2018

Love the wonderful ideas!

Felicia C
Felicia C

March 30, 2018

This is just great! I love the frame. So springy!

Katie
Katie

March 30, 2018

Love the bold background colors on this card. Very festive!

Tomeika Horne
Tomeika Horne

March 30, 2018

Love the piñata!! Just in time Cinco De Mayo

CherriB
CherriB

March 30, 2018

Oh I love that white frame -so so pretty! I cannot wait to see the whole kit! Super cute card!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

March 30, 2018

Beautiful card – i love the piñata!

Mateja P
Mateja P

March 30, 2018

Such a fun stamps and that frame is beautiful! Can’t wait to see more :)

Rinda K.
Rinda K.

March 30, 2018

This is too cute! Love the piñata, flower border, and ink blending. Great job, Janette! :)

Nan L.
Nan L.

March 30, 2018

I love llamas, bright colors, and fiestas! Thanks for sharing your card with us!

Denise
Denise

March 30, 2018

The frame die looks gorgeous !

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

March 30, 2018

I love the die!

Denise
Denise

March 30, 2018

I love this, the die cut is so beautiful. I can see lots of creativity from this monthly kit.

Heather DePasquale
Heather DePasquale

March 29, 2018

Love the floral frame. It has a Spanish Mexican flare when coupled with the colorful pinata and red, orange, yellow background. But, I can visual using it other ways too. Even trimming it down… Layering the floral sections. So many possibilities. Thanks Hero Arts and Janette.

Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson

March 29, 2018

Cute card, I love the die border. Curious to see what else this kit has in store for us!

Leslie Gladney
Leslie Gladney

March 29, 2018

Such a cute pinata! I can see using it for cards for my knitting friends as well!

Kathy Straw
Kathy Straw

March 29, 2018

What an awesome frame and love the donkey/piñata

Dianne Kozil
Dianne Kozil

March 29, 2018

Love that large floral frame die. Looking forward to seeing more peeks.
Dianne K.

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

March 29, 2018

Love this full size die that will be useful with other hero arts stamps

Della
Della

March 29, 2018

That frame die is going to be awesome for wedding cards.

Teresa  Selby
Teresa Selby

March 29, 2018

It looks like our next box is going to be colorful! Love colors and I can’t wait til it hits my mailbox.

Monica Maier
Monica Maier

March 29, 2018

Love the background you created for the piñata! And the die cut frame is fabulous!!! Can’t waiy to see the whole kit!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

March 29, 2018

Such a party animal ;)

D. C.
D. C.

March 29, 2018

Yes, I would love to use a pinata (donkey) along my Llama stamps. Summertime Fiesta time.

Fanny C
Fanny C

March 29, 2018

Loving this kit already! The frame die is beautiful- especially on top of the blended background!

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

March 29, 2018

I am super excited by this peek at the new kit! This frame can be used for both elegant cards and fun festive ones!

Dani
Dani

March 29, 2018

That pinata is adorable!!

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

March 29, 2018

Love this kit already!!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

March 29, 2018

Cute stamp! Can’t wait to see the rest of the set. Love that the flowers are part of the frame die and the way you popped them up to add dimension!

Effie
Effie

March 29, 2018

What a great theme and absolutely gorgeous frame die! Can’t wait to receive my kit.

Paulyne VanderSloot
Paulyne VanderSloot

March 29, 2018

Nice card. Can’t wait to see what is in the kit.

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

March 29, 2018

This looks like it is going to be a fabulous kit!

Pandy
Pandy

March 29, 2018

LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT FRAME!

Jayne
Jayne

March 29, 2018

So happy to see this theme. The die is amazing

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

March 29, 2018

I love, love, the fiesta lamma.

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

March 29, 2018

Oh my goodness! That die is GORGEOUS!! I may have to break my moratorium on buying dies!!

Kristin McCann
Kristin McCann

March 29, 2018

The blending in the background is gorgeous! Love the border die—beautiful! Cute cute piñata! Love your card!

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

March 29, 2018

Adorable!

Barbara Lambe
Barbara Lambe

March 29, 2018

I can not wait for Monday. This is going to be a great kit.

Dana Bennett
Dana Bennett

March 29, 2018

What a great card! Perfect for all
my relatives in the Dominican
Republican!!! Thx for sharing!!!
Dana from Quebec
🎉😍🇨🇦

Janet D.
Janet D.

March 29, 2018

WOW looks like a great kit!

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

March 29, 2018

This kit is going to be original! I love your card!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

March 29, 2018

The card front die is fabulous! It can be used in so many ways. Love the little donkey piñata! He is precious😄

Wanda
Wanda

March 29, 2018

this looks like such a fun kit

Arlaeeh
Arlaeeh

March 29, 2018

The frame die completes this card!

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

March 29, 2018

Oooooh, I can already tell I’m going to LOVE this kit!

MelissaF
MelissaF

March 29, 2018

super cute llama, love the rich colors and ink blended background on your beautiful card!

Ruth Charles-Myers
Ruth Charles-Myers

March 29, 2018

I love the color of the blended background using the Distress Oxides. Beautiful card!

Aisha Roberts
Aisha Roberts

March 29, 2018

This is such a cute card. I can’t wait to get my kit

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

March 29, 2018

Oh! This looks like it will be a fun kit!

Lynn
Lynn

March 29, 2018

I have such a weakness for dies, especially full frame dies like the one in this kit. Can’t wait to add it to my collection!

Nelissa Winters
Nelissa Winters

March 29, 2018

Georgous card, love the colors.

Sharyn Davis
Sharyn Davis

March 29, 2018

Beautiful frame die. Cute piñata

Sharyn Davis
Sharyn Davis

March 29, 2018

Beautiful frame die. Cute piñata

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

March 29, 2018

What a great card! I love the piñata and the flower frame :)

Rebecca
Rebecca

March 29, 2018

Love the colours beautiful card!

Golda
Golda

March 29, 2018

So cute! Love the frame.

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

March 29, 2018

Ooooo… what a cheerful, colorful card! Love that frame die!

Sharon Fong
Sharon Fong

March 29, 2018

What a festive set! 💜

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

March 29, 2018

Love the frame die that you used! Your card turned out really cute.

Kathleen Prince
Kathleen Prince

March 29, 2018

Love the frame!

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

March 29, 2018

Very pretty card love the frame.

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

March 29, 2018

I love the frame die!! Thanks for sharing

Marsha S.
Marsha S.

March 29, 2018

Looks like a fun kit! Love the white frame!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

March 29, 2018

Love the fancy framing. The colors
are perfect for the llama. thanks
for sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

March 29, 2018

How cute, great idea and beautiful!

FD91354
FD91354

March 29, 2018

WOW.. What a fabulous card! Love that big die cut!

Janice E Bryant
Janice E Bryant

March 29, 2018

What a fun card! I’ve never had a pinata and this would be just right for me!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

March 29, 2018

I think this looks like a cute kit this month!

Kati Caprara
Kati Caprara

March 29, 2018

I just love that cute piñata donkey and the border definitely reminds me of those lacy squares they hang on string around a party!! I love the colors you chose! They’re just perfect for this card!! This looks like such a fun kit!! I can’t wait to see it!!

Cally walker
Cally walker

March 29, 2018

Oh this is so happy!!