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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway!

by Arnie Orcullo August 05, 2018 238 Comments

It's time for our final countdown post, and it's a special one. Our production manager, Arnie, is here to share some cards she created with this month's new add-on products, in between her duties of making sure all of your orders are assembled and shipped correctly by her team! Arnie loves playing with our products whenever she gets the chance!

Release day is tomorrow, Monday, August 6th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Be sure you've left comments on all of the countdown posts for the highest chance to win the kit we are giving away tomorrow morning. Now, take it away Arnie!

For my first card today, I began by stamping the new Floral Doily Bold Prints on light blue shimmer paper with VersaMark ink, and embossed it with White Puff Embossing Powder. I die cut the wings with the Paper Layering Angel Wings dies, which are part of our Winter release and will be in our store on August 22. They were cut from a glitter paper. Finally, I stamped, colored and die cut Kit-Tea Stamp & Cut, and for the message I embossed with Silver Embossing Powder using the same set.

For my second card, I used the Handmade Watercolor Paper for the card base. And on Radiant White Cardstock I again stamped and embossed the Floral Doily Bold Prints, this time using White Embossing Powder. After coloring with markers, I die cut using Nesting Oval Infinity Dies. The tea cup, spoon and message are from a new set called Spill the Tea, and were all embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

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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Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown

August 05, 2018

This has to be the cutest card with the Kit-Tea!!! I can’t wait to see the reveal tomorrow, it’s going to be great. And of course nothing would be better than to WIN the new kit. 😍😍😍 thank you for the chance to win.

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

August 05, 2018

Cute kit-tea! Love your backgrounds.

Linnea Sundstrom
Linnea Sundstrom

August 05, 2018

luv that doily print – both ways

Tess Redel
Tess Redel

August 05, 2018

These are both so beautiful. I love the coloring and embossing on both cards. Great job on these Arnie!

Dawn Fields
Dawn Fields

August 05, 2018

I love these cards Arnie! They are so pretty.

Kendea
Kendea

August 05, 2018

The kitty is adorable. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

August 05, 2018

Beautiful cards, the details and colors are cool.

Julie
Julie

August 05, 2018

Beautiful background stamp and lovely china cup.

Maria
Maria

August 05, 2018

Adorable card!

Kate B
Kate B

August 05, 2018

Such pretty cards! I like how embossing with the background stamp gave you two different looks!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

August 05, 2018

Bummer that this is not part of the kit

Denise
Denise

August 05, 2018

Love the background and the color on the first card!

Toni
Toni

August 05, 2018

Love the background doily stamp.

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

August 05, 2018

The kitty is adorable! Love the Spill the tea stamp set! Thank you.

Toni
Toni

August 05, 2018

Cute little kitten and sentiment.

Joy Revert
Joy Revert

August 05, 2018

How cute that kitten is. The floral card is gorgeous. Beautiful. TFS

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

August 05, 2018

Wow! The Floral Doily Bold Prints stamp is just beautiful, especially how you’ve used it on your cards!

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

August 05, 2018

The cat’s background looks great. It goes so well with his wings.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

August 05, 2018

I really like how you kept the tea cup card so simple, yet added elegance with the gold…

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

August 05, 2018

Great cards, thank you for your inspiration. I can’t wait for my kit to come in.

Cathy Jordison
Cathy Jordison

August 05, 2018

LOVE both of your cards! Both of them are so different from the other. So much dimension on the cat with angel wings!! Thank you for sharing your talents.

Cathy Jordison
Cathy Jordison

August 05, 2018

LOVE both of your cards! Both of them are so different from the other. So much dimension on the cat with angel wings!! Thank you for sharing your talents.

Lynn
Lynn

August 05, 2018

Coffee & kitties, what could be better. That bold background stamp is wonderful, looks like two different stamps where used on each card. I am looking forward to seeing the kit tomorrow.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

August 05, 2018

the kitty with the angel wings is darling.
Great cards. thanks for sharing
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Rosemary D
Rosemary D

August 05, 2018

super sweet set of cards.. thanks for sharing!

Lisa Woodburn
Lisa Woodburn

August 05, 2018

super cute tea cup – for those of us who enjoy a cuppa

Karen Lampe
Karen Lampe

August 05, 2018

Such a cute card. Love the cat in the teacup.

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

August 05, 2018

Adorable

eileen bochsler
eileen bochsler

August 05, 2018

beautiful cards!

Glenna Raidt
Glenna Raidt

August 05, 2018

Beautiful cards. Look forward to the kit and using it.

Lindar C
Lindar C

August 05, 2018

Aww, love that Kit-tea!

Florie
Florie

August 05, 2018

I’m not a cat person, but this angel card it’s so cute. Both cards are full of inspiration, thank you for sharing.

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

August 05, 2018

They’re both lovely – I’m loving that floral doily background! And, of course, the kit-tea is adorable!!

Janet
Janet

August 05, 2018

Gorgeous cards! The puffy embossing powder adds nice dimension. Interesting to see such different looks from the same background stamp, hard to tell that both cards used the same stamp, stunning!

Lisa
Lisa

August 05, 2018

I love that gold embossed tea cup! It would be lovely gold embossed and watercolored!

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

August 05, 2018

The floral doily add on has been cropping up in so many of this month’s posts – it’s a great one.

Vicki Blair
Vicki Blair

August 05, 2018

Love the soft backgrounds. Thanks for inspiration.

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

August 05, 2018

Kit-Tea – Love it!

Jennifer Forster
Jennifer Forster

August 05, 2018

This is so fun! Really love this -

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

August 05, 2018

Cute cards I love both of them. Can’t wait to get my kit and play.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

August 05, 2018

Coffee, Tea, or Kit-Tea, anyone? How sweet! This new release presents so many possibilities—can’t wait to see it in its entirety and possibly pair it with other stamp/die sets from the HA Catalogs? Come on release day!!!

Sibylle
Sibylle

August 05, 2018

So cute. Love the kitty card. I’m really looking forward to the big reveal.

Teresa Burnett
Teresa Burnett

August 05, 2018

Super cu-tea kitty! Great cards! Thanks for all the inspiration.

Aimee Foley
Aimee Foley

August 05, 2018

Very sweet kitten

Terri Fain
Terri Fain

August 05, 2018

Love the vintage look of your tea set. Super cute!

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

August 05, 2018

Love this kit

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

August 05, 2018

What an adorable kitty!
Another great set of cards.
I can’t wait for tomorrow.

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

August 05, 2018

It’s tea time! I know a couple ladies who would go crazy for these types of designs! Thanks for sharing!

KARI L MANO
KARI L MANO

August 05, 2018

love the kitty. nice cards!!!

Marsha Segard
Marsha Segard

August 05, 2018

I really liked the effect of the embossed background.. I hadn’t thought of using embossing that way.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

August 05, 2018

That kit-tea is so adorable! :)

Shannon
Shannon

August 05, 2018

Stunning!!!

Nancy Mensch
Nancy Mensch

August 05, 2018

Very cute! Love that tea cup!

Pj Olander
Pj Olander

August 05, 2018

So pretty. Hope to see more from Arnie.

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

August 05, 2018

that kitten is just to cute

Christine Wendy Hnatchuk
Christine Wendy Hnatchuk

August 05, 2018

Love the teacup and the sentiment!

Cheyenne Feece
Cheyenne Feece

August 05, 2018

Thanks for the unique inspiration! I especially love the pun on the first card.

Beverly Perdue
Beverly Perdue

August 05, 2018

Beautiful cards. Love the embossed background with the floral doily.

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

August 05, 2018

I am excited to see the full reveal tomorrow!

Zehra
Zehra

August 05, 2018

Sweet and cute card.

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

August 05, 2018

Floral Doily Bold Prints + White Puff embossing powder are must haves this month! I hope like the embossing sand from the June kit the HA will stock the White Puff embossing powder in the store. It is too great for a one month only kit release!

Joan Stockton
Joan Stockton

August 05, 2018

very interesting use of elements!

Ramya Abhijit Paul
Ramya Abhijit Paul

August 05, 2018

Aww so cute😍😍 Awesome cards ♥️

Reva
Reva

August 05, 2018

I absolutely love the ki- tea!!! I am loving this kit

Maryann
Maryann

August 05, 2018

Love your angel kitten card, it’s absolutely darling!
Marianne
Marianne

August 05, 2018

Wonderful cards. So many amazing … and cute … elements in this kit.

Darlene
Darlene

August 05, 2018

Finally just one more day. Think I will make a cup of tea while I review the kit tomorrow. Thank you for the sweet cards.

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

August 05, 2018

Arnie made deux great cards !! I love especially the cat.

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

August 05, 2018

Omg so cute!!! I have to have the kit-tea add on. Love it 😻

Kristin
Kristin

August 05, 2018

Love the Angel wings and the floral doily bold prints-stamp.

BRENDA C WILKINSON
BRENDA C WILKINSON

August 05, 2018

This kit-tea is adorable and I love the play on words. So very cute. The second cards reminds me of dishes my grandmother used to have. I can see the pink design on them. Brings back memories.

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

August 05, 2018

Gorgeous cards! I love the Kit-tea pun… so fun.

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

August 05, 2018

Gorgeous cards! I love the Kit-tea pun… so fun.

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

August 05, 2018

Arnie – such cool cards! I love the “Kit-tea” card; that Floral Doily background stamp is definitely on my list! And I’m going to have to have those paper layering wings too…

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

August 05, 2018

Beautiful, original cards! I’m excited for the new kit.

Sarah Mix
Sarah Mix

August 05, 2018

The floral doily stamp looks beautiful the two different ways you used it. Looking forward to seeing the kit tomorrow!

Melanie Parnell
Melanie Parnell

August 05, 2018

Such cute ideas. I love the puffy embossing powder.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

August 05, 2018

Beautiful cards! Love that sweet kit-tea! This kit looks absolutely amazing….

Maggie E
Maggie E

August 05, 2018

Beautiful cards. Love the puffy embossing powder.

Laurie VanDerLinden
Laurie VanDerLinden

August 05, 2018

I am super excited to see all of this kit! Great cards – making us anticipate the full kit release tomorrow.

Kristin D
Kristin D

August 05, 2018

Love the teacup!

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

August 05, 2018

What adorable cards!! Love the angel wings especially!!

Oleta Trainer
Oleta Trainer

August 05, 2018

Anxious to see everything tomorrow!

Trinity Knieriem
Trinity Knieriem

August 05, 2018

Now I’m really intrigued to see the whole kit….this image kind of baffled me…lol! Still really excited! 😊

Jewel Allen
Jewel Allen

August 05, 2018

Pretty kitty! 😃

Margaret
Margaret

August 05, 2018

What beautiful cards. The tea cup is perfect.

Margie Manis
Margie Manis

August 05, 2018

love the embossed tea cup

Eva N
Eva N

August 05, 2018

Pretty, images for shabby chic cards. Looking forward to seeing the kit!

Julie
Julie

August 05, 2018

The delicate background is lovely.

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

August 05, 2018

Both cards are gorgeous! I’m so looking forward to the release tomorrow.

Wanda
Wanda

August 05, 2018

The moment I saw the kitten in the teacup I knew of three friends who would be thrilled with this unique card.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

August 05, 2018

The little kitty is so cute! I really love the background done with the puffy embossing powder. Thank you for the inspiration.

Melissa
Melissa

August 05, 2018

Adorable! And I am dog person.

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

August 05, 2018

Nice cards. The floral doily stamp is beautiful!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

August 05, 2018

I love that spill the tea set looking so vintage. This set reminds me of old antique stores I shopped at with my mother growing up.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

August 05, 2018

I’m in love with your cards! So cute with the angel kitty! The 2nd card is my favorite. Love how you
colored the BG and then left the pretty cup & spoon uncolored, but elegantly embossed.

Celeste C
Celeste C

August 05, 2018

Cats and coffee. Love it!

Judy Hernandez
Judy Hernandez

August 05, 2018

The card with the kitten is so darned cute! The tea cup card is so classic! Love them both, especially the backgrounds. Can’t wait for all of the releases.

K. Eley
K. Eley

August 05, 2018

Both very charming cards. Really like the background coloring on the second one and the teacup set! Thanks for sharing!!!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

August 05, 2018

Your cards are tea-rrific….was waiting for some tea cards!