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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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Karen Hale
Karen Hale

August 04, 2018

WOW, can’t wait to see the whole kit and add-ons! This shaker card is fabulous Emily, love the café scene!

Brenda
Brenda

August 04, 2018

I love that saying!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

August 04, 2018

Fantastic street scene
the shaker adds to the fun of the card.
thanks for sharing
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Trinity Knieriem
Trinity Knieriem

August 04, 2018

The kits get better and better every month…I am really excited to see this months full kit…2 more days….CAN’T WAIT!! 😁

Janis Bigelow
Janis Bigelow

August 04, 2018

I’m loving the fancy die. I can imagine lots of uses for it.

Nan L.
Nan L.

August 04, 2018

This set looks very cool! Can’t wait to see the whole kit, in my hands! Nice cards for inspiration! Thank you.

Janet D.
Janet D.

August 04, 2018

OH this is glorious, I love it!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

August 04, 2018

Oh my gosh, such a great scene!

Starqueen
Starqueen

August 04, 2018

Oh Emily,
Your card is just charming! I love coffee and I know I’m gonna love this kit!🙏🏻😻

Jeanette D.
Jeanette D.

August 04, 2018

Wow, wow, wow. This just keeps getting better. I love everything I’ve seen so far as much as I love coffee 😄 This kit looks like another keeper!

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

August 04, 2018

love that fancy die.

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

August 04, 2018

lovely card. That die is to die for!

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

August 04, 2018

Wow love this call

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

August 04, 2018

The more I see the more excited I get. I love this cafe background die. It could be used so many different ways for for so many types of occasions.

Lani
Lani

August 04, 2018

Can’t wait to see the whole August MMH kit! What a lovely card, Emily! :)

JoAnn Ferguson
JoAnn Ferguson

August 04, 2018

Emily. I love the cafe die. There will be so much to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jaclyn W
Jaclyn W

August 04, 2018

I think your water coloring is fabulous! Love the idea of making it into a shaker. Beautiful job!

Lorianne Icalia
Lorianne Icalia

August 04, 2018

Absolutely adorable! Cant wait to see the entire kit!

Jo
Jo

August 04, 2018

WOW Emily this is stunning! I am a huge fan of shaker cards and watercolor! So yea… this is definitely putting a huge smile on my face! I LOVE that color blue! So pretty and your watercolored pieces are perfect! I can defnitely see the contrast in the highlights and this card makes me want to have a seat and have a nice croissant and coffee! :)
Thank you for sharing and I hope you are having an amazing weekend!
Hugs,
Jo in Jersey

Darlene
Darlene

August 04, 2018

Wow this cafe die is my favorite. Love your color choices. Thanks.

Sharyn Davis
Sharyn Davis

August 04, 2018

Love the cafe scene. What a fun card!

Kerry Urbatch
Kerry Urbatch

August 04, 2018

Oh wow! So gorgeous! Love the cafe die and how it created such a beautiful vignette for you!!!

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

August 04, 2018

So beautiful. Gorgeous coloring and so unique.

Helen
Helen

August 04, 2018

This shaker card is incredibly delightful. What a great scene you’ve created. Want to just walk into it and have a latte! tfs

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

August 04, 2018

This will be a great die to add to my collection. I love this card.

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

August 04, 2018

Bingo! I like the card and I TOTALLY relate to the sentiment! Good job!

Nikki
Nikki

August 04, 2018

I love shaker cards and this card is just beautiful!

TARA REX
TARA REX

August 04, 2018

Love the little cafe! So sweet

Beverly COLEMAN
Beverly COLEMAN

August 04, 2018

That fancy cafe die is really nice to have in the collection.

Mary
Mary

August 04, 2018

Beautiful card ❤️

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

August 04, 2018

That die looks amazing. Love the colors you chose for this card.

Jacklyn Price
Jacklyn Price

August 04, 2018

What a wonderful card and that little cafe scene is fabulous! Such a unique die and I can’t wait to play with it. Impatiently waiting for the full reveal!

Vickie Lynn Hawk
Vickie Lynn Hawk

August 04, 2018

It’s so pretty can’t stop looking at it. I hope that I can make something like this one. Love it great job!

Cheri
Cheri

August 04, 2018

What a darling card….. it’s great that you can make a shaker card with the Fancy die, and I love the coffee theme.! Can’t wait to see the full Release, and receive my Kit in the mail – always fun & exciting!!

Sherry Lee
Sherry Lee

August 04, 2018

Cute little cafe scene! I loved that you made a shaker card with it! Can’t wait for the coffee theme!!

CherriB
CherriB

August 04, 2018

Love love love the cafe scene – very pretty!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

August 04, 2018

I adore this little scene! So cute!

Terri Rizzo
Terri Rizzo

August 04, 2018

I am really liking this theme. Beautiful die, can’t wait to try it out.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

August 04, 2018

Lovely cool and soft coloring! Wonderful shaker card :)

Beverly COLEMAN
Beverly COLEMAN

August 04, 2018

That fancy die is really nice to have in the collection.

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

August 04, 2018

The watercoloring is lovely, it gives such a relaxing feeing!

Laura Butler
Laura Butler

August 04, 2018

Absolutely beautiful. So creative. Gotta have that die.

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

August 04, 2018

Very fun card. The scene is just adorable. Can’t wait to see more!

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

August 04, 2018

The cafe die is really cute. I’m looking forward to seeing the whole kit!

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

August 04, 2018

I am just in love with this card. It’s like a memory of a vacation. This kit is looking great soon far!

JanetB
JanetB

August 04, 2018

I love the fancy die and the very TRUE sentiment.

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

August 04, 2018

Ooooo! I ADORE the watercolored scene with the die cuts! Incredible!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

August 04, 2018

What a cute card! Wow that sure is a fancy die! Makes me want to sit in that cafe for my coffee this morning!!!

Vicki blair
Vicki blair

August 04, 2018

Really fun shaker card. Love the dies used.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

August 04, 2018

what a beautiful card – so many sweet details – perfection:)

Charly
Charly

August 04, 2018

What an awesome idea!!! Beautiful card.

Lisa
Lisa

August 04, 2018

You always get me with the fancy die! I think I don’t need the kit, but then I see the fancy die, and I have to have it! It is gorgeousno matter how it is used!

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

August 04, 2018

What a beautiful card! That fancy die looks like a lot of fun to play with. I love seeing all the designers’ creativity.

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

August 04, 2018

This month’s fancy die is so unique and just adorable. I can’t wait to see the rest.

Kathy W
Kathy W

August 04, 2018

This is pretty amazing.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

August 04, 2018

This cafe scene is so cute! The sequins really make it special. Can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Janet
Janet

August 04, 2018

This is a beautiful card that started with a fantastic die. I can’t wait to see the entire MMH.

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

August 04, 2018

So adorable! Love the little cafe scene!

Ann K.
Ann K.

August 04, 2018

Wow, what a neat die… looking forward to this kit!

Nancy Osborn
Nancy Osborn

August 04, 2018

This is WONDERFUL! I love how your watercoloring brought it all together. The cafe die is going to be so much fun to use! I have several ideas, but 1 idea has me at the edge of my seat dying to try! TFS! :)

Sue D
Sue D

August 04, 2018

Wow—what a great scene for a shaker card.

Rebecca Kenny
Rebecca Kenny

August 04, 2018

Beautiful

Theresa P
Theresa P

August 04, 2018

Love the coffee shop scene! Very Clever! Looks like another great kit.

Stephanie German
Stephanie German

August 04, 2018

So much going on in this card with just one die! Can’t wait to see what’s next!

Lisa K
Lisa K

August 04, 2018

Looks great!

Linnea Sundstrom
Linnea Sundstrom

August 04, 2018

luv the color. AND luv the intricate die-cutting!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

August 04, 2018

This is a beautiful card! :) So excited for the full reveal of this kit!

mandi chau
mandi chau

August 04, 2018

So gorgeous!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

August 04, 2018

So beautiful love the café and Colors truly make it inviting.

Maria Grimm
Maria Grimm

August 04, 2018

I am so excited about this die and cannot wait to get it! This is just gorgeous and I can think of so many ways to use it. You have such marvelous products, and they always add such a lovely and finished elegance to my cards. THANK YOU!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

August 04, 2018

Such a cute shaker card. I love the cafe scene. I think this will be another great kit.
Thanks for sharing…

Denise
Denise

August 04, 2018

Love the fancy die! This is a great kit! Might have to have this one! 😀

Reva
Reva

August 04, 2018

I love this I can imagine a lot of uses for this kit

SueRho
SueRho

August 04, 2018

Great as a shaker card! I’d never have thought about this. Love it!

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

August 04, 2018

Wow! Just wow! That is such a pretty card. I hope I can do the stamp set justice! :)

cindy rice
cindy rice

August 04, 2018

I can’t wait to see it all! Super cute card!

Mary
Mary

August 04, 2018

Great scene card. I like the cafe die. Once again Hero makes a great monthly kit!

Marianne
Marianne

August 04, 2018

Such a cool die. Love the loose watercolouring for setting the perfect scene.

Gale
Gale

August 04, 2018

Great way to shake things up (pun intended) with this sweet kit! Can’t wait play.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

August 04, 2018

What an amazing die! I love the cafe you’ve created with it!

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

August 04, 2018

WOW! This card is super amazing with this August Kit!!! Love that front cafe look.

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

August 04, 2018

I love the cafe scene. Love the dies. I’m so excited about this kit. I’m so hoping I can win the kit so I can make bunches of cards especially to send to my granddaughter whom I miss and miss our coffee dates. Of course if I don’t win I will be purchasing the kit

Preeti chandran
Preeti chandran

August 04, 2018

It’s such an awesome die, and your card looks amazing. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Sandy Dayhoff
Sandy Dayhoff

August 04, 2018

Very pretty scene, and what an appropriate sentiment!!

Lynn Wallick
Lynn Wallick

August 04, 2018

Cute cafe scene.

Sandy
Sandy

August 04, 2018

So excited about the coffee theme, what a beautiful set!

Denise Delores Mills
Denise Delores Mills

August 04, 2018

Oh how lovely!!!!

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

August 04, 2018

I love the blue and the cover die , it makes me feel like I’m in Paris. its a beautiful card,

Teri W
Teri W

August 04, 2018

This is gorgeous. Can’t wait to see the entire release.

Bo
Bo

August 04, 2018

The scene just makes me want to put my feet up after a day of shopping or better yet a place to sit and chit chat with the girls!

Felicia C
Felicia C

August 04, 2018

I just absolutely adore this fancy die. I love how you blended the watercolors. I have been building my collection of these wonderful watercolors and can’t wait to create some artworks (cards) with the combination of watercolors and fancy die. I just love this inspirational card!

KathyP
KathyP

August 04, 2018

Wow… what a beautiful card! Your coloring is way better than mine!!

Liz mca
Liz mca

August 04, 2018

Another kit that will be a hit!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

August 04, 2018

Oooooh this is gorgeous, I don’t normally replicate others cards, preferring to go my own way but your ideas are too good to pass by! I really like the loose watercoloured look, perfect for a Parisian street cafe!

Em
Em

August 04, 2018

What a lovely little scene. Looks to be an exciting kit.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

August 04, 2018

Such a beautiful cafe scene! I love the colors you used in the background. The die is exquisite, I hope I win a kit!!

Kathy
Kathy

August 04, 2018

Oh so cool! I love the die.

Oleta Trainer
Oleta Trainer

August 04, 2018

I can’t wait to make these cards for my girlfriends, we meet every Thursday for coffee! They will LOVE them!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

August 04, 2018

This die is adorable and I first saw it on IG and now to find out it’s in our kit ohhhh yaaaa baby so happy I’m going do the happy dance.

Jude
Jude

August 04, 2018

I just love this fancy die. So awesome!