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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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Angela
Angela

March 29, 2018

Very nice card. The frame is pretty and I love the pinata.

Michelle
Michelle

March 29, 2018

This kit I love! I like the distress oxide colors you used too!

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

March 29, 2018

Great card! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Kim Hund
Kim Hund

March 29, 2018

Fun card. So pretty.

Judith Orrell
Judith Orrell

March 29, 2018

I love this frame die! My birthday and several family members are coming up. Will receive this just in time for party cards.

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

March 29, 2018

I am loving that pretty and delicate frame die!

Diane Rasmussen
Diane Rasmussen

March 29, 2018

I love the FRAME!!!!

Cheryl Sager
Cheryl Sager

March 29, 2018

Love love love this! What a great idea and so stunning!!

Di Brown
Di Brown

March 29, 2018

Beautiful, fun card, love the piñata. Love the colours. Gorgeous frame.

Pam Braithwaite
Pam Braithwaite

March 29, 2018

Love all those bright, beautiful colors! Your use of the Snow Layering Paper Frame makes your llama stand out so nice. Lovely card. This looks like a great kit.

elaine
elaine

March 29, 2018

The layered flower frame is beautiful and will be an addition to everyone’s stash of great dies. Hero does it again with beautiful and useful creative tools for us. thanks!

Emmie W
Emmie W

March 29, 2018

Lived in San Antonio for over 20 years and April IS Fiesta. OMG, I LOVE what I’m seeing for this month’s kit! Especially that frame!!! Whoop! Whoop!

Lori wachtel
Lori wachtel

March 29, 2018

Love it! Can’t wait to see what else it includes

Hilit
Hilit

March 29, 2018

Lovely card!

Pauline H.
Pauline H.

March 29, 2018

Love the new die!! Beautiful card!

Chesney
Chesney

March 29, 2018

What a great idea to give dimension to the flowers! I learned a similar technique in a class for stand alone flowers but it works great here too!

Laurel Johnson
Laurel Johnson

March 29, 2018

That frame is going onto my wants list! It is SO pretty!

Helen
Helen

March 29, 2018

Love this card. So excited for this kit.

Heather Hotchkiss
Heather Hotchkiss

March 29, 2018

Love, love, love this!!!

Jill
Jill

March 29, 2018

I think this is a kit I would use over abd over again, and I know it from peek #1! Nothing better than a Fiesta! !

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

March 29, 2018

I can’t wait to play with that die!! Cute card!!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

March 29, 2018

What a fun card – can’t wait to see more of this kit. That border die is gorgeous – so much incredible detail.

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

March 29, 2018

Love the frame. Great card. I Like how you made the flowers stand out.

Deborah Mattingly
Deborah Mattingly

March 29, 2018

I love the frame. It is beautiful.

Sue
Sue

March 29, 2018

Love the new frame die. The white frame really stands out on the beautiful background. I can’t wait to see the rest of the collection.

K kraft
K kraft

March 29, 2018

Gorgeous die! This is stunning!!!

Karen
Karen

March 29, 2018

The full sized die frame is awesome! Perfect for just about any occasion. The fiesta word is great not only for a birthday, but for a cinco de mayo party which is right around the corner.

Jeanne Newton
Jeanne Newton

March 29, 2018

Love that frame

Kailash
Kailash

March 29, 2018

Love this delightful card design!

geri  S.
geri S.

March 29, 2018

Love the frame die but is it Mexican? Curious to see the rest!

Debbie Salgado
Debbie Salgado

March 29, 2018

Love the colors and the detail of that die!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

March 29, 2018

Such a happy card. Love the flowers & cute donkey.

Betty
Betty

March 29, 2018

Love the frame! Ready for a Fiesta!

Christi C
Christi C

March 29, 2018

This kit looks like it’s gonna be SO MUCH FUN!! Fiesta!

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

March 29, 2018

Love the card! Hero Arts has cute unique theme stamps that I’ve never seen before.

Marlene Twilley
Marlene Twilley

March 29, 2018

Love the frame. It is really unique. Nice theme.

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

March 29, 2018

This card is super adorable! Beautiful coloring.

Michele W
Michele W

March 29, 2018

Love your card and that great festive frame! Looking forward to seeing what else is in this kit.

Dena Cottrell
Dena Cottrell

March 29, 2018

I love this card. I’m so excited that the kit comes with a frame due! How exciting!!!

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

March 29, 2018

Wow! I love that frame and the dimension you gave the flowers.

Mary M.
Mary M.

March 29, 2018

Oh my! This looks amazing! This card is beautiful and I can’t wait to see more of this kit. =)

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

March 29, 2018

Very delicate and beautiful frame on your card :)

Woendi Levitt
Woendi Levitt

March 29, 2018

Gorgeous colors. I thought for sure the frame die was going to be an add on. So excited its part of the kit. Can’t wait until tomorrow.

Michelle. Montemurro
Michelle. Montemurro

March 29, 2018

So cute and I don’t have any stamps like it.

Kathy
Kathy

March 29, 2018

Beautiful frame & ink blended card. I love the llama!

Rochelle C
Rochelle C

March 29, 2018

Oh, Ehm Geeeee!!! I’m already in LOVE! I can NOT wait!!!!!

joyce willy
joyce willy

March 29, 2018

I’m already excited about this kit. The frame is gorgeous, and the theme is so cheerful.

Patt  H.
Patt H.

March 29, 2018

Love this awesome card! The frame die is amazing! Love how you used it.

Kari Mano
Kari Mano

March 29, 2018

This kit looks like so much fun! Cute card, can not wait to see more. The frame die is awesome!!!!!

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

March 29, 2018

Love the cut out frame!!!

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

March 29, 2018

Beautiful card. I love the frame die!

Connie  Thingstad
Connie Thingstad

March 29, 2018

that frame! seriously in love already

Rae H.
Rae H.

March 29, 2018

This kit is a promising winner. I’m visualizing a Spring park theme with the pinata hanging from a tree….. Can’t wait to see more.

Suzanne
Suzanne

March 29, 2018

This is going to be a fun one!! Love your kits and by being on Instagram you have the perfect format to show your products off. Nice job on the fiesta card

Margaret
Margaret

March 29, 2018

Cute card – love that piñata! But what I really adore is the frame – that looks like a must-have to me!

Nancy
Nancy

March 29, 2018

Oh! Fiesta time! Would love to be in San Antonio!

Liz
Liz

March 29, 2018

Wow, such a cute card! The colors are just beautiful truly Show off the piñata stamp!

Meagan W.
Meagan W.

March 29, 2018

The frame die is gorgeous!

Donna Billingsley
Donna Billingsley

March 29, 2018

I’m going to love this kit! Best I’ve seen and it has some stiff completion. Love these previews too. Thanks Janette

Chris
Chris

March 29, 2018

What a lovely flower die for framing your card. Cute! Looking forward to the entire collection!

Cheryl Robertson
Cheryl Robertson

March 29, 2018

Looks like a great kit. Love the frame die!

Marie
Marie

March 29, 2018

Such a cute stamp, and I love the frame too! Can’t wait to see the rest of the collection.

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

March 29, 2018

Such a fun and colorful birthday card! Love that floral frame and the pinata image is a delight!

Stacey
Stacey

March 29, 2018

Super cute card!

RitaMaria Castillo
RitaMaria Castillo

March 29, 2018

Lovely and colorful birthday card! I love piñatas!

Line Olsen
Line Olsen

March 29, 2018

Wow! Beautiful card. I am looking so forward to this kit!

Maureen
Maureen

March 29, 2018

Can’t wait to see the kit! This looks great!

KAREN J. CHESTER
KAREN J. CHESTER

March 29, 2018

The large die is so perfect. I can see a hundred ways to use it. Can’t wait to get my kit!!

Susan King
Susan King

March 29, 2018

The snow border die is so dimensional and looks fantastic. It is really wonderful to know that it is not an add on. Yes!

Kimberly S
Kimberly S

March 29, 2018

I absolutely love the way your distress oxide blending looks; it’s beautiful! One of these days I hope I can get my blending to look that seamless. The rest of the card is lovely also.

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

March 29, 2018

I think this is absolutely adorable!!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

March 29, 2018

I think this is absolutely adorable!!

Jan Castle
Jan Castle

March 29, 2018

Oh soooo cute – love the flower embellishment!

Pat
Pat

March 29, 2018

Love the theme. It’s well suited for California’s Fiesta celebrations. The frame just wows me.

Ana
Ana

March 29, 2018

Ohhh I like! Arriba!

Marjorie
Marjorie

March 29, 2018

What an adorable care. I love the frame die. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon
Shannon

March 29, 2018

Fantastic – love the blended background and the frame too!

Eva N
Eva N

March 29, 2018

This card shouts “Party” and is adorable.
I’d also like to say Hero Arts is really rockin’ their kits, based on this frame die cut!

Joanne
Joanne

March 29, 2018

How beautiful! The shading is so perfect and I think that die cut floral border is one of the prettiest I’ve seen yet!

Naama E
Naama E

March 29, 2018

This looks to be a super fun one!! Already can’t wait for the reveal! :D
Love the colors you used, love the pinata and the frame die is just gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspiration! xx

Tracy Grant
Tracy Grant

March 29, 2018

This card is so cute. I like the pinata image. The fiesta style stamps would be a nice addition to my stamp collection.

Anne
Anne

March 29, 2018

Looks like a fun party theme kit!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

March 29, 2018

Such a fun card! The frame die is spectacular and the piñata is the cutest, most festive fellow.

Lillian T
Lillian T

March 29, 2018

This kit looks like it’s so much fun! I love the background blending that you did. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the reveal!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

March 29, 2018

That frame die looks fun! Can’t wait to see more of this kit!!

Dana M
Dana M

March 29, 2018

Wonderful card! Love the bright and happy colors and super fun piñata. Gorgeous frame, love the dry embossed dimension you added.

Patty  Haff
Patty Haff

March 29, 2018

lovely color, edging and background

Valerie
Valerie

March 29, 2018

Looks like the April kit may have some things that could be used for Cinco de Mayo as well. Can’t wait to see the rest!

Christine Hicks
Christine Hicks

March 29, 2018

Exciting exciting! My favorite time of the month! Love seeing these sneak peaks! Frame is gorgeous. Can’t wait!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

March 29, 2018

Love this! So cute and festive!

Josmary
Josmary

March 29, 2018

Oh boy! This is gorgeous I’m so excited about this kit. 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

March 29, 2018

I love how this piñata looks so exotic!!!!!!

Vikki H
Vikki H

March 29, 2018

Sweet framing of that awesome piñata!

Carol Franklin
Carol Franklin

March 29, 2018

Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit – How perfect for a fiesta anytime!

PJ
PJ

March 29, 2018

I am loving the Frame die, I can think of so many uses for it.

Karen M
Karen M

March 29, 2018

Cute card. Love that border die – so many possibilities!!

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

March 29, 2018

like the Fiesta party theme with wonderful coloring & die framing,
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Brenda
Brenda

March 29, 2018

Love your bright & cheerful card!

Julia D.
Julia D.

March 29, 2018

Such a pretty card! Love the blended background – it really sets off the main image of the pinata. And that frame – so beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win!!

mary
mary

March 29, 2018

I hope the kit has several fiesta animals, love the style!