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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Hero Arts July 31, 2020 292 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the August My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, August 3 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Our Creative Team will be here all weekend long, sharing inspiration before the launch on Monday. Now let's join Debi for the first look at the kit!

Oh hey! Time for some fun in the sun via a "staycation"! I’m Debi Adams and here’s a sneak peek into the My Monthly Hero Kit for August 2020. There are soooo many fabulous designs, yet again, that it made it hard to show just one card using this collection. I loved the positivity in these designs that, in spite of not being able to travel much, we can still find some chillaxin’ things to do.

This card uses strips of yellow and blue cardstock adhered to a 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” top folding card for the background. A rectangle is die-cut from a piece of 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” Dove White cardstock using the Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies and then the large sentiment is stamped at the bottom with Intense Black ink. The entire frame is adhered to the main card base using foam dots. Now the fun begins! I love the stamping, die-cutting and coloring of the images. It’s kind of like putting the frosting on the cake. All my images were colored with Copic markers. The last image, “Hello From:” was stamped and embossed using white embossing powder and VersaMark onto Pitch Black cardstock. That’s it! I love that creating is one of those things we can do while being safe inside our home.

Hope you will join us for the blog hop on Monday where we will show a ton of projects with more of the My Monthly Hero Kit plus all of the fabulous add-ons!

*** 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 countdown posts. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, August 3, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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Angela R
Angela R

August 04, 2020

Hmmmm… sunshine and a good book….

Cassie
Cassie

August 03, 2020

Oh this kit looks like it’s going to be a relaxing one, can’t wait to see what else it will have.

Tonya Byrd
Tonya Byrd

August 03, 2020

What a fun card and great sentiment. Exactly what is needed during this time!

K. Eley
K. Eley

August 03, 2020

Wow! What a great start for peeks! Beautiful colors, great layout, and amazing kit contents!

Carol MJS
Carol MJS

August 03, 2020

Looks like a perfect set to create a card to stay in touch during social distancing. COVID-19 free too!

Katie Coggins
Katie Coggins

August 03, 2020

Love love this theme

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 03, 2020

This looks like a fun kit. Hero Arts are killing me with these MMH kits, but in a good way!

tina z
tina z

August 03, 2020

wow, so beautiful, I like reading in the summer!

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

August 03, 2020

Any card that has the word “sanctuary” on it has my vote!

Regine
Regine

August 03, 2020

Love this card, great idea with the strips in the background!

anthonette
anthonette

August 02, 2020

Oh that is a nice stamp where you can use in many occasions

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

August 02, 2020

I love the fresh look of the background created by strips of paper, rather than ink blending. Who knew?!

karenajo
karenajo

August 02, 2020

What a relaxing scene you created ! Love the colors and design! Thanks for sharing!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

August 02, 2020

Love the colors.

Carole Anne Patterson
Carole Anne Patterson

August 02, 2020

Gosh, great card. The layout colors are perfectly serene for the backdrop and sunset colors.

Jane A McBee
Jane A McBee

August 02, 2020

Very timely set in today’s world, well done. The card is beautiful.

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

August 02, 2020

What a cute card for summer. Doesn’t everyone want to read in the shade?

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

August 02, 2020

Debi, such a wonderful card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

August 02, 2020

Love this cute card—I want the sanctuary too and love the colorful background!

Doris
Doris

August 02, 2020

Now that’s where I want to be right now!

Georgie
Georgie

August 02, 2020

I really do love the lady in the chair. With us all staying at home, this is more appropriate than some far off place. Looks relaxing.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

August 02, 2020

Thanks for showing us a different way to make a background. The tiny butterflies really stand out. We all need to relax a bit this summer. Cute scene.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

August 02, 2020

Looks like a super fun kit. I’m guessing at the overall theme. Great card.

Gail Spresser
Gail Spresser

August 02, 2020

Nice card. Thank you for sharing.

Golda
Golda

August 02, 2020

What an absolutely fun card! Love the sentiment.

Valerija Jakolič
Valerija Jakolič

August 02, 2020

A fantastic card. I love the image and background. Great design too.
Valerija xx

Bertha
Bertha

August 02, 2020

Great card. Love that paper pieced background. This kit’s theme seems perfect for our time. We all need a private sanctuary.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

August 02, 2020

Super fun and chill design!

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

August 02, 2020

Can’t wait to see this whole set; think I’m going to have to have it. Love the sentiments and all the reading scenes that can be built with it! Love your card; TFS!

Gil Vollrath
Gil Vollrath

August 02, 2020

This card is great. Thank you for the share.

Melissa
Melissa

August 02, 2020

love how the background is simple yet looks like the ocean and sunset.

Jen K.
Jen K.

August 02, 2020

Peacefully reading and relaxing in her sanctuary…love the feeling this card evokes!

Linda Dennis
Linda Dennis

August 02, 2020

I can’t get enough of this set. So restful and fun

Lagene Sands
Lagene Sands

August 02, 2020

A very calming card, a beautiful sanctuary spot!

Laurie Fleuette
Laurie Fleuette

August 02, 2020

Lovely card! I love the soothing colors you chose for your background strips. Very nice design. Thanks for sharing.

Toni L
Toni L

August 02, 2020

What a sweet card. Can hardly wait to see the remainder of the kit.

Patricia Bustin
Patricia Bustin

August 02, 2020

Love this card…. makes me more s the beach!

Evette Rodriguez
Evette Rodriguez

August 02, 2020

I love all of the elements that you put together to create this scene card. The coloring is perfect and the staggered background truly makes the design sing!

Donna Phelan
Donna Phelan

August 02, 2020

Oh so lovely! Everyone needs a little sanctuary like this after this year! Really beautifully designed!

Debbie Alderson
Debbie Alderson

August 02, 2020

How I wish I could go to a private sanctuary…away from home! I love this. I love your coloring!

DeAnn O
DeAnn O

August 02, 2020

Love this kit! Perfect for a stay at home summer!

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

August 02, 2020

Love the card. The colors are beautiful 💕

Lisa
Lisa

August 02, 2020

I love relaxing with a good book. Looks like a perfect sanctuary. Love the colors.

karenladd
karenladd

August 02, 2020

This looks like a must-have kit for me! I love reading, and am quite the homebody…so I love these images. Thanks for the sneak peeks and chance to win!

Deb
Deb

August 02, 2020

Love the use of the bright happy colors. The girl sitting outside looks so relaxed and happy.

Lisa Martis
Lisa Martis

August 02, 2020

Oh, this captures the feeling of a sanctuary! Thank you for creating this for us. :)

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

August 02, 2020

Love the theme this month!

Carmell Giacobbe
Carmell Giacobbe

August 02, 2020

Love this!

Kristin
Kristin

August 01, 2020

This is the perfect staycation idea. Just need a glass of iced tea nearby (=

Karen Parker
Karen Parker

August 01, 2020

I love the colour choices in the background blocking. Great card!

Ann Wong
Ann Wong

August 01, 2020

Great card! Can’t wait to see the unveiling of the new kit.

Alanna Purewall
Alanna Purewall

August 01, 2020

What a great card for the time we’re living in! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Francine
Francine

August 01, 2020

I am loving this months theme. Looks fab!

Mary-Anne V
Mary-Anne V

August 01, 2020

What a fun and relaxing image.

Barbara Moore
Barbara Moore

August 01, 2020

So appropriate for August.

Alison Berry
Alison Berry

August 01, 2020

I love the colors. I can see a poolside scene or a garden scene. This will be so fun to color

Shannon
Shannon

August 01, 2020

Stunning! The color block sunset is fabulous!

Rebecca
Rebecca

August 01, 2020

Looks delightfully placid!

Nikki Cochran
Nikki Cochran

August 01, 2020

Love the cardstock striped background!

Brandi Ragsdale
Brandi Ragsdale

August 01, 2020

I’m so excited for this!

Barbara A Wolters
Barbara A Wolters

August 01, 2020

Watering the flowers can wait when there’s a good book to read. Love all of the summer colors. Come on Monday!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

August 01, 2020

Love the card stock strips of color. The scene pops with all that color!

Linda Price
Linda Price

August 01, 2020

Love this! Makes me feel like I’m on vacation. We need this right now :)

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

August 01, 2020

I love your card! I think it’s me on that lounge chair…in the winter…in Florida.

Cynthia Stasiewski
Cynthia Stasiewski

August 01, 2020

My days in this time…

Karin Adkins
Karin Adkins

August 01, 2020

Love this

 Schmidenkiwi
Schmidenkiwi

August 01, 2020

This looks like my upcoming vacation. Beautiful colors.

Deconinck Barbara
Deconinck Barbara

August 01, 2020

What a lovely and relaxing kit!

dori
dori

August 01, 2020

I love it, Debi! Great background and the layout is perfect. I can tell this is going to be a well used it for me! Can’t wait.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

August 01, 2020

This is so beautiful, wow. this is me just put a cast on my left hand. I broke my arm 4 weeks ago while we were camping. 2 more weeks for it to come off well I will find out Wed at my doctor’s visit.

Sherry Shelton
Sherry Shelton

August 01, 2020

Love the look of the background. Looks so relaxing.

Kelly Kennedy
Kelly Kennedy

August 01, 2020

Love the background! This card just makes me happy!

Andrea Card
Andrea Card

August 01, 2020

What a great kit!!! Perfectly sums up all the happiness of summer!!!💜

Patt H.
Patt H.

August 01, 2020

I love this awesome card, Debi, especially the unique background idea! I can’rtwait to see the rest of the kit!

Michelle Angle
Michelle Angle

August 01, 2020

I like the simple background

Cindi Johnson
Cindi Johnson

August 01, 2020

Reading is the perfect staycation pastime!

Deb Archer
Deb Archer

August 01, 2020

Chillin’ ! ! Love the creativity.

Deb Archer
Deb Archer

August 01, 2020

Adorable card. I can totally relate, so I’m excited to play with this August kit when I win it!

SHartl
SHartl

August 01, 2020

Ahhhhh, my stress levels are going down just looking at this peaceful card! Love the card stock strip background

Jackie S
Jackie S

August 01, 2020

What a lovely card with the background colors mimicking the foreground so well. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Fleer
Mary Fleer

August 01, 2020

Love the idea of making background with rectangle cardstock and the chair with the girl in hat is quite whimsical and bright.

GMC
GMC

August 01, 2020

My kind of day! Great coloring and very happy stamps.

Kelly Alford
Kelly Alford

August 01, 2020

This card is so cute and I’m so there. Card making and reading are two of my favorite things.

Sandra C
Sandra C

August 01, 2020

…Loving this bright and beautiful card.. Love this sneak peak.. Makes you want to go to your crafting relaxing place.. especially in our current times….cant wait to see the rest of the kit..

Cheri W
Cheri W

August 01, 2020

VERY cute card! I can see this will be another FUN release! Really like how you did the background!

Cheryl Robertson
Cheryl Robertson

August 01, 2020

Love this card! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Sandra Krouse
Sandra Krouse

August 01, 2020

Perfect August scene.

Nicole Haider
Nicole Haider

August 01, 2020

This card is awesome. Staying safe at home while reading a book is my idea of relaxation!

Elena F
Elena F

August 01, 2020

Beautiful card! Love the colors!

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

August 01, 2020

Such a relaxing image – screams summer😍

Terri Rizzo
Terri Rizzo

August 01, 2020

This looks like a great set, vacation cards galore! Lovely card, never thought of the stripe background before. Thanks for the tip.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

August 01, 2020

the layout design of this card is awesome – very inspiring

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

August 01, 2020

I’m late to the party! It’s the 1st of August, how did July disappear? This card makes me long for the warmer weather. Lots of people headed up north to coral bay and karajini national park and had temperatures of 25-30 degrees Celsius…but me and the children had a winter staycation…sadly without the sun hats and the sun….

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

August 01, 2020

Debi, I would like to just jump in the chair and relax in the sun… super cute card….

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

August 01, 2020

This card is so bright and cheerful. Just what we need in these dark times!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

August 01, 2020

Very lovely

Joan
Joan

August 01, 2020

Love this “staycation” card. The colors are so happy and the stamps are upbeet. I’ve lots of ideas about using this cool stamp set. This will be a fun one to create with. Thank you.

Brenda Kimball
Brenda Kimball

August 01, 2020

Card sure says vacation and relax to me, what a fun card, love the colors and the sunset!

Elaine Hawley
Elaine Hawley

August 01, 2020

Crafting and reading a good book…my idea of relaxing!! I think this is going to be a great set!

Dawn Thompson
Dawn Thompson

August 01, 2020

so cute – and perfect for everyone I know – sitting reading!

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