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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea 2+ Giveaway!

by Emily Midgett August 03, 2018 473 Comments

We are back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the August My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, August 6th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We'll be sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. And don't forget to leave a comment on this and every post as we will be giving away a kit on Monday. Now let's join Emily who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit...

Good morning! Emily Midgett here with you today with some more inspiration using the fantastic new coffee-themed August My Monthly Hero kit. This month's kit features a beautiful, 6x8 stamp set, coordinating dies, as well as an utterly lovely Fancy Die that creates a lush little cafe scene. I've chosen to use the Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors to create a shaker card with this fancy die. 

I started by die cutting this gorgeous Fancy Die from some watercolor paper. It cut beautifully with just two passes in my Vagabond; no need to use a craft knife to cut sections that didn't cut all the way through. I then used the Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors in shades of Artprint Brown, Black, Pine, Dark Teal, Purple, and Indigo to add some color to this little cafe scene. It's a little looser and less precisely shadowed than I normally like, but I think it adds an element of charm....at least that's what I'm telling myself. ;) 

After I had completed my watercoloring, I backed the panel with some acetate, then added a frame of foam tape to the back to create the shaker element. I used my MISTI to place the sentiment from the new August My Monthly Hero kit in just the right spot on the card front, then white heat embossed it on an A2 panel of Pool card stock. 

The final step was to fill the shaker with some Ombre Ocean sequins. 

Well, that's all for me today! Stay tuned all weekend long for lots of inspiration from the Creative Team using the new August My Monthly Hero kit. Thanks so much for visiting!

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, August 6th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern time. The more you comment, the more chances to win! Good luck!

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BeverlyBL
BeverlyBL

August 05, 2018

What a sweet, little scene. Ready to start the day. And a shaker card ta boot.

Mandy
Mandy

August 05, 2018

Oh my such a stunning card! Reminds me my trip to France with my husband and having coffee at the little bistros along the way.

Melanie Jerome
Melanie Jerome

August 05, 2018

Joining club 😜

Betty Vasquez
Betty Vasquez

August 05, 2018

I love everything about this card! The coloring is beautiful. It’s my most favorite. 😍

Melissa
Melissa

August 05, 2018

Love all the details!

Kathie Krawczyk
Kathie Krawczyk

August 05, 2018

I just love this theme and can’t wait to use the kit. Your work is just beautiful.

Mateja P
Mateja P

August 05, 2018

Such a cute scene. I would love some coffe in that cafe :)

Donna U
Donna U

August 05, 2018

Could frame this!

Tina-Marie Edwards
Tina-Marie Edwards

August 05, 2018

Emily that is just lovely. So all the elements are behind the acetate but up off the back panel, yea? Looks so 3D.

Kim E. Sharabba
Kim E. Sharabba

August 05, 2018

I love scene building and background stamps and shakers. This is wonderful.

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

August 05, 2018

Great card! I love this die.

Kay Spangler
Kay Spangler

August 05, 2018

So gorgeous!

Colleen Howell
Colleen Howell

August 05, 2018

Wow awesome card, and it had to take a long time to make it with all of this detail

Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin

August 05, 2018

Wow love that you made shaker card, great card. Thanks

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

August 05, 2018

What a stunning card. The details are over the top

katherine
katherine

August 05, 2018

This card is so lovely!

Jessica Lyczynski
Jessica Lyczynski

August 05, 2018

Wow!! I love this!

Melissa Barber
Melissa Barber

August 05, 2018

I am in love with those ombre ocean sequins!

Laura P.
Laura P.

August 05, 2018

This is just fabulous! Looks so 3D and charming!

Lisa Says
Lisa Says

August 05, 2018

Beautiful work and gorgeous card. I love these colours and this die is lovely as can be !

patti roberts
patti roberts

August 05, 2018

love cards with sequins . who doesnt

tanya Perrin
tanya Perrin

August 05, 2018

I am really loving the fancy border dies that are coming out in some of the kits!!! They really take the kit to a whole new level and make creating a card very easy!!!

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

August 05, 2018

Very sweet card. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Robin
Robin

August 05, 2018

Love how serene and inviting this card makes me feel. I could have a relaxing cup of coffee here everyday!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

August 05, 2018

What a cute scene.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

August 05, 2018

What a cute scene.

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

August 05, 2018

I love the cafe scene and it’s a shaker too, woo hoo I love it!! :)

Kathy Esquerra
Kathy Esquerra

August 05, 2018

Beautiful card, looks like I’m gonna love that fancy die, I always love the kit, so I will love this one too.

Suzanne kanyavong
Suzanne kanyavong

August 05, 2018

Love the design!

Lorraine Way
Lorraine Way

August 05, 2018

Fabolous card, it sure will be a great kit.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

August 05, 2018

What a great card! I love the cafe scene and the shaker aspect :)

Jessica
Jessica

August 05, 2018

Can’t wait to see the actual fancy die. It looks amazing!

Charlotte Delay
Charlotte Delay

August 05, 2018

Nice die, love the watercolouring!

Bianca Prato
Bianca Prato

August 05, 2018

Such a cute card!

Tracey Workman
Tracey Workman

August 05, 2018

I love love love this die!! I can’t wait to see more, and build scenes!

Anna Ekman
Anna Ekman

August 05, 2018

That’s a fantastic card! I love how you did the coloring.

Deborah
Deborah

August 05, 2018

I love coffee ☕️

Margery C
Margery C

August 05, 2018

Love the coloring of the card. The shaker element a nice surprise for the recipient.

Jean McCurry
Jean McCurry

August 05, 2018

Really nice card

Denise
Denise

August 05, 2018

This card is adorable, love the fancy die.

Carrie Kessler
Carrie Kessler

August 05, 2018

So awesome. Love the loose watercolor look.

Erin McKenzie-Christensen
Erin McKenzie-Christensen

August 05, 2018

Beautiful background die so many options

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

August 05, 2018

So charming and I love the colors

Julie
Julie

August 05, 2018

Amazing scene!

Leslie Spring
Leslie Spring

August 05, 2018

Thank you for all the great products looks like a great kit!!!
Christine
Christine

August 05, 2018

It’s absolutely fabulous!!! Love the italian bistro vibe!!

Tfs!

Christine

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

August 05, 2018

Pretty scene and I love the colors you chose! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us!!

Maegan Hendricks
Maegan Hendricks

August 05, 2018

This is so stunning! I love sets that create a scene.

Kimberly Christy
Kimberly Christy

August 05, 2018

Love it. Looks like a cafe that I would visit when I see family in Spain

Tricia Sutton
Tricia Sutton

August 05, 2018

So neat and different! Looking at this card it makes me think I’m not qualified for it yet lol. Beautiful color choices!

Ricky
Ricky

August 05, 2018

That die cut is to die for!

Dianne S.
Dianne S.

August 05, 2018

What a cute cafe scene! Love that teal background and the little sign up above and chairs in the foreground.

Gail Fort
Gail Fort

August 05, 2018

Love this die! Beautiful card!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

August 04, 2018

So much excitement! Looking forward to this release

karenladd
karenladd

August 04, 2018

Oh my gosh, I LOVE that little cafe scene. The watercoloring, and blue and brown color combo give such a warm look to the design.

Belia
Belia

August 04, 2018

I love, love a good shaker card! So cute with the steaming cup of coffee!

Betsy l
Betsy l

August 04, 2018

This is super cute!!! Love the cafe scene!

Laura
Laura

August 04, 2018

Beautiful watercoloring and the die creates a wonderful scene

Tammy Cross
Tammy Cross

August 04, 2018

Love this little cafe scene, reminds me of Paris. ❤️

Ada Ruiz
Ada Ruiz

August 04, 2018

Amazing!

Abby
Abby

August 04, 2018

Pretty card!

Michelle. Montemurro
Michelle. Montemurro

August 04, 2018

Code and a cafe. Love it. Pretty blue too

SUzanne Beyer
SUzanne Beyer

August 05, 2018

So sweet, it looks like a dream!

Kay Draughn
Kay Draughn

August 05, 2018

What a work of art!

Leanne Evans
Leanne Evans

August 05, 2018

Love this scene!

Katrina Espejo
Katrina Espejo

August 05, 2018

Very cute card. I love it!

Shannon
Shannon

August 05, 2018

Love the scene – fabulous!

JillT
JillT

August 05, 2018

Love this scene. Can’t wait to see the die

Karen
Karen

August 04, 2018

Such a cute scene/cardfront!!

Lagene
Lagene

August 04, 2018

What apretty little cafe scene, love your colors!

Melinda Brein
Melinda Brein

August 04, 2018

I want to spend all day in this little cafè!!

Viv
Viv

August 04, 2018

Oh….a Cafe….☕️❤️☕️❤️☕️

Mafalda
Mafalda

August 04, 2018

What a glamorous scene!!! Can almost smell all the scents of coffee and nature…Congratulations Emily! HA kits really pull our creativityj, imagination and dreams.

Sara Jara
Sara Jara

August 04, 2018

Me encanto…espero con ansias

Tammy Johnson
Tammy Johnson

August 04, 2018

Awesome!

Roslyn
Roslyn

August 04, 2018

Well…isn’t that the greatest thing? It looks like a watercolour painting but with dimension! Fabulous!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

August 04, 2018

Beautiful card! I love the cafe die… its so intricate and cute!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

August 04, 2018

What an amazing scene, Emily! Just love how you colored it!!

SarahC
SarahC

August 04, 2018

Gorgeous scene with a nice relaxing feel. Love your colors TFS

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

August 04, 2018

Sweet shaker idea for this month’s kit….creative!

Karen L K
Karen L K

August 04, 2018

What a fabulous scene! Such fun and so nicely done! And it’s a shaker, so clever. This looks like it will be a great kit.

Janie S.
Janie S.

August 04, 2018

That is a charming scene of a coffee shoppe. I love it!

Geri S
Geri S

August 04, 2018

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, what a great die! Can’t wait to see the rest!

Angela Myhre
Angela Myhre

August 04, 2018

I absolutely love this card and cannot wait for this die!!! ❤️

KAREN CHESTER
KAREN CHESTER

August 04, 2018

I’d love to drink coffee and look at the beautiful water. this card could be my happy place. I’ll have to share it with others. Can’t wait to get my kit.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

August 04, 2018

Fantastic card! Love the die and your watercoloring!

diana @ playing
diana @ playing

August 04, 2018

Watching the preview carefully. Anxiously awaiting your release

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

August 04, 2018

Wow, what a fabulous card, Emily. So lovely.

Heidi H
Heidi H

August 04, 2018

Beautiful – love all the attention to detail. Excited for this kit.

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

August 04, 2018

That die is amazing! Love the card you made!

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

August 04, 2018

This card is a work of art! I can’t wait to see this die and can think of many uses for it already!

Sharon Howell
Sharon Howell

August 04, 2018

I love shaker cards! They still remain somewhat of a mystery to me, but I try them every chance I get! This card was beautiful as well as cute. Patiently waiting of the kit to come out.

Dana W
Dana W

August 04, 2018

Wow! This card is stunning!! I want this kit!!

Marg
Marg

August 04, 2018

What a great project. Totally different.

candgmom
candgmom

August 04, 2018

What a lovely card! I love the look of water color painting. Thanks for sharing.

Linda S.
Linda S.

August 04, 2018

I love the sentiment on this card. Life really does begin after coffee.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

August 04, 2018

What an awesome die! Your card looks like a little French cafe, great. Thank you so much for this gorgeous card Emily.

Kathy Straw
Kathy Straw

August 04, 2018

This fancy die is absolutely fabulous!!

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

August 04, 2018

I love this card!

Joaane
Joaane

August 04, 2018

Love Love Love the fancy die!