August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

by Libby Hickson August 04, 2019 208 Comments

Hello! We're here with one last peek at this month's kit, one less than normal this month. Next time we see you, we'll be announcing the winner of a free kit on Monday morning, so be sure to comment on all of the Countdown posts! The release of the August My Monthly Hero Kit is Monday, August 5th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Now let's join Libby for her card featuring the August kit!

I'm excited to be popping in with a look at this month's kit! There are so many fun images in this kit, it was hard to decide what to use. But this time I actually chose the message I wanted to use, and worked from there!

There are so many fun messages in this kit! "You slay", "happy day of thy birth", "thou be-eth on fire" -  but my favorite is "welcome to the middle ages"! Being a middle aged princess myself, it was only fitting I use this one! I chose a princess (or is she a damsel?) and a knight, and created my background by alternating the stamping between the two images. I colored them with my Copics, then stamped and colored two additional images which I die cut with the matching dies included in the kit. I used a piece of Classic Vellum for the focal point, die cut with my Circle Infinity Dies, and set it off with some Amethyst cardstock. The message was embossed in Silver using the new Embossing & Watermark Ink. A little glitter glue on the princess made her extra special.

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 5th, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks for stopping by,





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100 Responses

Linda H.
Linda H.

August 04, 2019

Awesome card! Love the sentiment and the layout.

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

August 04, 2019

I love this card, especially the colors. Not usually my type of card but you may have convinced me to do some shopping. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas.

Margaret T.
Margaret T.

August 04, 2019

Cute card. Like the sentiment.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 04, 2019

Wonderful card!!

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

August 04, 2019

Fabulous card! I can imagine masking the sentiment to say ‘welcome to middle age’ ! xxx

Ruth Dupchen
Ruth Dupchen

August 04, 2019

Nice card!

schmidenkiwi
schmidenkiwi

August 04, 2019

I love the “knight in shining armor”. When I was in school that was one of my favorite expressions in English, because it gave a picture – and this guy looks a lot like that. And the hint to the double meaning of the Middle Ages – I have some friends who are going to love that as much as me. Beautiful colors!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

August 04, 2019

Beautiful background for the sparkling princess and noble knight. The vellum circle is the perfect vehicle to make them stand out.

Dorothea Prouty
Dorothea Prouty

August 04, 2019

Hahahahahah – I think this is my FAV yet… Makes a Great Birthday Card too!

Katrina Bocchi
Katrina Bocchi

August 04, 2019

This card is gorgeous, and I love the sentiment!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

August 04, 2019

Wonderful card. I love the background.

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

August 04, 2019

Great card, Libby!

Ellen Gilliam
Ellen Gilliam

August 04, 2019

I’m thinking of making a card with the damsel saving the knight from the dragon!

Delores Oster
Delores Oster

August 04, 2019

Love the look of this kit, detail is great.

Vanessa McDonald
Vanessa McDonald

August 04, 2019

I can’t wait to see the full reveal.. and hopefully I can talk my husbandninto letting me get it because so far I’m hooked!

Mona
Mona

August 04, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the vellum in the center with the sentiment in silver.

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

August 04, 2019

So fantastical! I love the welcome to the Middle Ages pun, too.

Tanna LoHouse
Tanna LoHouse

August 04, 2019

Really beautiful card!! Love those medieval characters!!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

August 04, 2019

This is such a cute card, and I got a chuckle out of the tongue-in-cheek “middle ages” reference! Can’t wait to see the full reveal tomorrow with all the accessory stamps and dies.

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

August 04, 2019

I live these images. The caption is really good too. I’m super excited for this kit

Lauren
Lauren

August 04, 2019

I love everything about this kit! Just beautiful!

Hannah Joy
Hannah Joy

August 04, 2019

This is so sweet! What a fun kit!

Patty Gehrlein
Patty Gehrlein

August 04, 2019

I love it! Your card is amazing and I love the the sentiment—cute and “sassy”! I really need this kit!

Janna Doyscher
Janna Doyscher

August 04, 2019

Love this!! Cannot wait to see the kit.

Rachel W
Rachel W

August 04, 2019

I love the midevil theme of the kit this month. Can’t wait to get it.

Yvonne S. Morentin
Yvonne S. Morentin

August 04, 2019

Love the colors… they are so royal… awesome creation.

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

August 04, 2019

Libby, your card is a work of art! I like how you put a bit of purple on the knight’s helmet.

Cathy Y
Cathy Y

August 04, 2019

I am so in love with this kit!!!!!

Ann K.
Ann K.

August 04, 2019

Ha, I am so glad to see that there are more sentiments in this set!!! Looking forward to the reveal…

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

August 04, 2019

This is a perfect ‘knight in shining armor’ example. So super cool. The knight coming in to rescue the princess kind of look. Just great.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

August 04, 2019

This is a great idea for an adult birthday card! I love how you made the background, and the sentiment is perfect!

Lynn C
Lynn C

August 04, 2019

I really like this card, especially because of the sentiment, which is a hoot. I can totally see myself sending this card under some circumstances. For example, retirement, certain birthdays, and particular events in the world.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

August 04, 2019

Thanks for ideas for adult cards. I will have more fun using this kit. My grandsons are getting too big for kid’s cards.I now have mostly adults to create for. This card is great!

Denise
Denise

August 04, 2019

Fantastic can’t wait to get this whimsical kit love the whimsical theme 💜

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

August 04, 2019

Cute cards

Lynn C
Lynn C

August 04, 2019

I really like this card, especially because of the sentiment, which is a hoot. I can totally see myself sending this card under some circumstances. For example, retirement, certain birthdays, and particular events in the world.

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

August 04, 2019

Too cute!!! I really can’t wait to start making cards for my 7 grandchildren! Wow, so versitle!

Melissa T
Melissa T

August 04, 2019

Beautiful design, thank u for sharing!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

August 04, 2019

I feel a little sorry for the headless knight but
we all have problems (I know – it’s hidden under
the vellum). Still a great card. thanks
for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tess Redel
Tess Redel

August 04, 2019

Wow, I love the repeated images you created on this card. Also, your coloring is beautiful. This is an awesome kit!

Heather George
Heather George

August 04, 2019

I am really liking the period appropriate stain glass look instead of a more cutesy cartoony look other brands have made.

Helen
Helen

August 04, 2019

These medieval characters are delightful…already thinking of scrapbooking and card/tag making ideas for them. Thanks for the inspiration.

ROSALIE JOHNSON
ROSALIE JOHNSON

August 04, 2019

Just perfect for my granddaughter’s birthday this month!!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

August 04, 2019

Such a clever card. I love to color, and these images look like they are perfect for that. The Hero Arts design team has done it again!

Jackie S
Jackie S

August 04, 2019

The middle ages ! LOL

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

August 04, 2019

Can’t say it enough – just love the script on this release!!!!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

August 04, 2019

How fabulous this card
is! Love the background
and the die cuts on top.
Carla from Utah

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

August 04, 2019

Ooooo I Love the purple and MAGICAL look of this card! Great glitter accents!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

August 04, 2019

Clever use of “middle ages” ~ I love it being a princess of a certain age myself. I like how you used the vellum. This gives me ideas.

Teri S.
Teri S.

August 04, 2019

Your card is wonderful! I have 7 grandchildren who’d love cards from this release. I myself have morphed from princess to queen. lol

Maggie E
Maggie E

August 04, 2019

This is a gorgeous card. Love the purple and the sparkle on the dress!

Maggie E
Maggie E

August 04, 2019

This is a gorgeous card. Love the purple and the sparkle on the dress!

Machele Evans
Machele Evans

August 04, 2019

What fun! So whimsical.

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

August 04, 2019

I love the “pattern paper” effect of this card. I also love the sentiment and see how it can be used on birthday cards for many of my friends who are getting “a little up there”!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

August 04, 2019

Such a fun card! Love the colors and design.
Thanks for sharing…

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

August 04, 2019

Fun card! I love that background!

Fonda Rush
Fonda Rush

August 04, 2019

Nice card! Thank you for sharing.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

August 04, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the background and the princess and knight. The sentiment is absolutely perfect, great for children and adults dreaming of a magical time!

Zlatka K
Zlatka K

August 04, 2019

Beautiful card! This kit is so much fun! I love it!

Anirudh Kashyap
Anirudh Kashyap

August 04, 2019

Wow, such a great use of bigger images. Great card really. Excited for the kit!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

August 04, 2019

Beautiful job who doesn’t like a knight shining armor saving his beautiful princess.Hero Arts new stamp kit it’s filled with magical wonders.

Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait
Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait

August 04, 2019

Love that message! Such a versatile sentiment! Thanks for sharing.

Danielle Churilla
Danielle Churilla

August 04, 2019

As always you outdo yourselves.

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

August 04, 2019

The more I see of this kit, the more I like it. This is a great design Libby. And I totally love the sentiment.

Kailash
Kailash

August 04, 2019

Such a fabulous design, love the sentiment, so fun!

Ellie U
Ellie U

August 04, 2019

This is so cool! I never would have considered using the pair as a background and then adding them as the focal like that. Lovely work!

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

August 04, 2019

Darling background with the lady & knight, Libby! Just love how you colored the two on the sentiment circle with some extra touches like glitter! Perfect with the vellum and solid circles behind!! Looks like a fun kit this month – can’t wait!!

Margie
Margie

August 04, 2019

Disappointing kit for my taste

Diana metts
Diana metts

August 04, 2019

Love this sentiment. Can’t wait to add it to my collection.

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

August 04, 2019

So cute! I love the added sparkle to your focal point, it definitely helps set it off from the others on the background!

Jackie
Jackie

August 04, 2019

Awesome! So many possiblities…..thank you for sharing.

RosieJ
RosieJ

August 04, 2019

Love the word messages such as welcome to the middle ages or happy day of thy birth. That made me laugh so hard. Too funny. Can’t wait til Monday comes.

Lagene
Lagene

August 04, 2019

Welcome the Middle Ages, what a great sentiment! Perfect for so many birthday cards!!! Great card!

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

August 04, 2019

And there is a knight in shining armor saving the beautiful princess. Can’t wait fir the kit!!!!

Linda S.
Linda S.

August 04, 2019

I love the sentiments in this kit. A very fun card.

Beth Buss
Beth Buss

August 04, 2019

My granddaughter would love to get a card from this kit.She is smitten with princesses and so am I. We girls always have that romantic part in us to love this . Thanks for the view.

Louise Coviello
Louise Coviello

August 04, 2019

I love the colors you chose for this card. I love the vellum with the silver embossing. Can’t wait to see the kit!

Louise Gustavsson
Louise Gustavsson

August 04, 2019

Love it 😍

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

August 04, 2019

sweet card – the embossed vellum is perfect on this card

littlen
littlen

August 04, 2019

Looks like a fun set.

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

August 04, 2019

Very nice card. The princess and sayings are great! Really looking forward to seeing the whole kit tomorrow.

Sue D
Sue D

August 04, 2019

Great sentiment and I like the stamped background.

Francine
Francine

August 04, 2019

OH, so close to release day. Can’t wait to see all the images included and accessories included! I dont like Mondays, except ‘some’ wink.

Mary Doran
Mary Doran

August 04, 2019

Beautiful card. Love it! Can’t wait to see the kit tomorrow!!

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

August 04, 2019

Great use of form and color

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

August 04, 2019

This is so whimsical, I can’t wait

MicheleS
MicheleS

August 04, 2019

Really cool idea Libby, to use the focal images in the background is genius! Really pretty card, thanks for sharing!

Claudine Vance
Claudine Vance

August 04, 2019

What a cute card! This kit is amazing! I can’t wait to order it! I can’t quite allow myself a subscription yet, but am anxious to be able to have a subscription so I don’t miss any of these wonderful sets! I don’t usually win anything, so I’m really only commenting to let you know how much I love this kit so far! Thanks.

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

August 04, 2019

Hi I think this kit is going to be fab! This card is super cute!
Thanks for sharing!

Theresa P
Theresa P

August 04, 2019

Reminds me of Camelot and days of yore! Great use of kit.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

August 04, 2019

I didn’t realise this kit was so tongue-in-cheek! Your card is fabulous!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

August 04, 2019

So adorable!! Love this kit!! I could make some lovely cards for my granddaughter.

Cynthia Spangler
Cynthia Spangler

August 04, 2019

My knight in shining armor! I cannot wait for him. WOW!

Denise Melia
Denise Melia

August 04, 2019

Love this months magical theme. Can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

August 04, 2019

Stunning! Love this Royal theme!

Valerie
Valerie

August 04, 2019

A knight in shining armor and his Lady. I love it!

Anne-Laure Barabé
Anne-Laure Barabé

August 04, 2019

Wow. I’m gonna love this kit for real ! This is a very intelligent and complete stamp set about middle age with the fantastic part of it. <3 Nice card ! ;) is the middle age 25 years or 30 ? :)

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

August 04, 2019

Gorgeous card. Can’t wait for the entire reveal.

Robin Sousa
Robin Sousa

August 04, 2019

Humorous and adorable. I know just the person to send this happy birthday card to!

Kathy James
Kathy James

August 04, 2019

So the images or lovely but these sentiments you shared are amazing!!!