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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse August 01, 2020 228 Comments

It's time for our third countdown peek! The August My Monthly Hero kit will be available to pre-order on Monday, August 3 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Ilina for some blissful inspiration using this month's kit! 

Hi everyone! Ilina here sharing another peek at the new My Monthly Hero kit. I love this kit as it's perfect for those of us who are staying home during these challenging times. We have been planning with the kids to buy a tent and just camp in our backyard for little bit of a change, so for my card I decided to create a night scene using the image of the kids in tent along with the lounge chair. 

To make the card, start by ink blending the background. Start with a piece of Dove White cardstock, some masking paper or anything that you can use to create the line between the grass and sky. I started with piece measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (which once ink blended I trimmed to 4" x 5 1/4").

Ink blend Fresh Lawn Shadow Ink for the grass using a blending tool of your choice and Navy and Dusty Blue Shadow Inks for the sky. Splatter some Unicorn re-inker and White Shimmer iridescent spray to create the stars. Set it aside to dry. 

While the background is drying, stamp the images using Intens-ified Black ink, color using alcohol based markers and die cut using the coordinating dies that come in the kit. Also, die cut two "Greetings from" from Dove White cardstock. Adhere the sentiments together and let them dry.

Arrange the images onto the background and adhere using foam tape. Stamp sentiment and emboss in white, adhere the die cut sentiment above. Using fun foam or foam tape, adhere the entire panel to a Dove White top folding note card. 

*** 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!

Good luck! 





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100 Responses

Angela R
Angela R

August 04, 2020

We love to go camping…. hopefully again soon…

Doreen R
Doreen R

August 03, 2020

Such a great idea. May have to give it a try.

lee
lee

August 03, 2020

We love camping! What a great new release!

K. Eley
K. Eley

August 03, 2020

Oh my! Another stunning card! Great scene building! Love backyard camping and camping in general!

Carol MJS
Carol MJS

August 03, 2020

Although I’m not a big fan of camping, I know lots of friends and family who love it! I’m sure they would be delighted with a camping themed card.

Katie Coggins
Katie Coggins

August 03, 2020

So could have used this for my BIL

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 03, 2020

Fun scene. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy
Sandy

August 03, 2020

Perfect “bliss” scene for summer. Love the coloring.

tina z
tina z

August 03, 2020

Stunning card and I love everything about it.

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

August 03, 2020

Lovely card, makes me think of Vermont!

Regine
Regine

August 03, 2020

Love this card! Stunning!

Amy G
Amy G

August 03, 2020

I love all of the detail in this card. Beautiful!

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

August 03, 2020

What a great summer Card.

anthonette
anthonette

August 02, 2020

I love the tent!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

August 02, 2020

I love the story that is being told by the scene you created for this card. Sheer bliss!

Kendra
Kendra

August 02, 2020

Check out that cute tent! I love the whole scene you created on this card.

karenajo
karenajo

August 02, 2020

Wonderful ‘staycation’ scene! Love the setting and the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Carole Anne Patterson
Carole Anne Patterson

August 02, 2020

Looks like a beautiful memory and it’s a wonderful card.

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

August 02, 2020

Did just this with my grand daughter this week!

Jane A McBee
Jane A McBee

August 02, 2020

That night sky is beautiful.

Kelly
Kelly

August 02, 2020

This card looks totally relaxing!

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

August 02, 2020

This is my fantasy. I SO want to go camping!!! What a great look

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

August 02, 2020

What a fun card—I wanna be in that tent! This kit looks terrific!

Lisa
Lisa

August 02, 2020

I love camping! This new kit looks to be right up my alley!

Georgie
Georgie

August 02, 2020

How cute and appropriate for our lock-ins.

Julie Wexler
Julie Wexler

August 02, 2020

Yes, indeed, Ilina! A good book, a little wine- bliss! I’m really glad you gave the kids a book, too, vs electronics. :-) beautiful scene w/ all of these wonderful elements from the August kit! Thanks so much and stay safe!

Alanna Purewall
Alanna Purewall

August 02, 2020

Such a fun card! Looking forward to receiving my kit!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

August 02, 2020

Please do a video teaching us how to color and shade. I love the tent. So vibrant and in my favorite color. Nice job on the sky. I think I see a comet in the sky.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

August 02, 2020

Love the Greetings die. Great colouring.

Gail Spresser
Gail Spresser

August 02, 2020

Love the card showing life as it currently is! Thank you.

Golda
Golda

August 02, 2020

This is a beautiful card and looks to be a wonderful release. I’m loving the sentiments and the fun, relaxing pieces.

Lyndi
Lyndi

August 02, 2020

I love the colors you used, so pretty! The night blending is amazing. Lovely card.

Cheri
Cheri

August 02, 2020

Another really cute card……..love the tent and the fire-pit. Perfect for summer-time cards……! Can’t wait to see the full Release!

Dee Fisher
Dee Fisher

August 02, 2020

Oh my, what a great kit. Use it for Female, Male, Kids, Beach, Garden, At home . Any occasion, birthdays, vacation, retirement, thank you, get well. I see this as a well used kit of stamps. Thanks for a winning stamp collection.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

August 02, 2020

This is a great kit for this summer & the next. The kids look quite comfortable in their tent. Love the fire pit too.

Valerija
Valerija

August 02, 2020

Stunning card. Love everything about it.
Valerija xx

Sandra
Sandra

August 02, 2020

What a fun card. Thanks for sharing.

karen t
karen t

August 02, 2020

Super cute card and so much fun!

Bertha
Bertha

August 02, 2020

Sweet card. Anyone pitched their tent on their lawn or patio? I did it for my nephews and didn’t sleep a wink!

@NWFlamingo, I loved your comment. Maybe the kit has a trailer as well!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

August 02, 2020

wonderful relaxing scene!

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

August 02, 2020

Such a cute scene – love that everyone is reading!!

Gil Vollrath
Gil Vollrath

August 02, 2020

This looks like a perfect family summer card. Great job on it

NWFlamingo
NWFlamingo

August 02, 2020

Nice card, but I never remember tent camping as bliss. I remember it rained, it snowed, the wind blew and broke the tent pole, the campground ran out of water…etc. We saved and bought a trailer!

Rae C
Rae C

August 02, 2020

That tent is so cute, I can’t wait to use it.

Melissa
Melissa

August 02, 2020

Beautiful colors. Hanging out in a tent as a kid was always so much fun.

Jen K.
Jen K.

August 02, 2020

Camping! I love any images that evoke summer and family time – HA nailed this kit!

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

August 02, 2020

This card really depicts well a staycation with the kids.

Lynn C.
Lynn C.

August 02, 2020

I love love love this card. That is exactly what we had decided to do with our God children when they came. We had planned to spend a couple
of nights at a state park but with Covid19 made a different decision. The kids and their cousins were somewhat disappointed when we found out the tent business places only rented out tents for events. But they are already planning the next year’s visit and being able to “tent” wherever we go.
The colors you used were so fun. Thank you for sharing.

Karen Judy
Karen Judy

August 02, 2020

I love this card. It reminds me of times when my children were younger and things weren’t so complicated.

Linda Dennis
Linda Dennis

August 02, 2020

Perfect for the season

Lagene
Lagene

August 02, 2020

It reminds me of many camping trips to the northwest woods. Awesome

Laurie Fleuette
Laurie Fleuette

August 02, 2020

Great card! I love this scene you created. It captures the moment so beautifully, like a photo in stamped form:) Thanks for sharing.

cecelia cole
cecelia cole

August 02, 2020

I really am liking the elements of this set. Lots of scenes to put together.

Toni L
Toni L

August 02, 2020

Adorable card—reminds me so much of when my girls were young!

Patricia Bustin
Patricia Bustin

August 02, 2020

Love this card…. staycations are the best…. unless you have a teenager😆

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

August 02, 2020

Beautiful colors!! Love the camping scene!! My favorite thing to do besides cardmaking!!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

August 02, 2020

Such a fun, colorful card. Family, a good book and a glass of wine — wonderful way to de-stress!

Theresa P
Theresa P

August 02, 2020

Love the stamps in this kit. Your card using them so well! A great kit for the staycations we are having.

Donna Phelan
Donna Phelan

August 02, 2020

Gorgeous background! You have added each element perfectly to create this fantastic camping scene. Reminds me of my childhood—thank you! <3

Debbie Alderson
Debbie Alderson

August 02, 2020

This brings back memories of my childhood! Beautiful card! I love the colors!

Evette Rodriguez
Evette Rodriguez

August 02, 2020

Such a great idea and also a nicely designed and colored card 💖

Patty McMurray
Patty McMurray

August 02, 2020

Love this!

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

August 02, 2020

Wow, love the night scene. The images are gorgeous. Beautiful card 💕

Laurie
Laurie

August 02, 2020

Cute card! Love the sky.

Christina M Dauven
Christina M Dauven

August 02, 2020

This looks like a wonderful way to spend a summer night.

karenladd
karenladd

August 02, 2020

Camp-outs in the backyard were a favorite activity when my kids were small, and the perfect way to get the feel of a mini-vacation during these times of lock down. I can practically hear the crickets chirping!

Mahala Kiss
Mahala Kiss

August 02, 2020

Absolutely love this card!! So exciting.

Lisa Martis
Lisa Martis

August 02, 2020

I love this card! Stars, camping, mom relaxing and kids behaving. Vibrant colors. Glass of wine and a good book. Mmmmm Love it! ❤️

Surekha Galagoda
Surekha Galagoda

August 02, 2020

Dear Ilina
Only book worms know the bliss of reading. Your color palette is beautiful and has created a warm feeling, Blessings

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

August 02, 2020

Love this card! We camp all the time.

Geri S
Geri S

August 01, 2020

Love the card ideas of showing our “staycation” during this time. Looking to see the rest of this great kit!

Ann Wong
Ann Wong

August 01, 2020

Another great card Ilina!

Carol L.
Carol L.

August 01, 2020

The white gel highlights really make the images stand out, and using the iridescent spray creates realistic looking twinkling stars!

Sue D
Sue D

August 01, 2020

Love the colors on this relaxing camping scene.

Francine
Francine

August 01, 2020

So looking forward to the reveal! Looks like a fab kit!

Mary-Anne V
Mary-Anne V

August 01, 2020

This camping card is very sweet and creatively designed.

KerrynM
KerrynM

August 01, 2020

Great card and it definitely looks blissful. Great ink blending

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

August 01, 2020

Cute card, love the camping scene. Great job!

Beth Harple
Beth Harple

August 01, 2020

Reminds me of when we use to take the kids camping in the Adirondacks.

Marianna
Marianna

August 01, 2020

Cute scene, love the starry night sky!

Marla Cales
Marla Cales

August 01, 2020

I love this! Next week we are actually camping out in our backyard with the fire pit. Staycation moment I can scrapbook with this kit for sure!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

August 01, 2020

Gorgeous colors! So beautiful!

Sandye
Sandye

August 01, 2020

A tent sure sounds nice right now. Love the card:)

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

August 01, 2020

Lovely card reminds me of family camping trips when I was younger.

Vizma S
Vizma S

August 01, 2020

Love the color! So relaxing & peaceful!

Vizma S
Vizma S

August 01, 2020

Love the color! So relaxing & peaceful!

Barbara Moore
Barbara Moore

August 01, 2020

So cute. Love the background too.

Alison Berry
Alison Berry

August 01, 2020

I can already see a camping theme with the tent and firepit. So cute!
Rachel W
Rachel W

August 01, 2020

I love this card and how it evokes a family backyard camp out. Can’t wait to see more.

Rachel W
Rachel W

August 01, 2020

I love this card and how it evokes a family backyard camp out. Can’t wait to see more.

Shannon
Shannon

August 01, 2020

I love the night sky and the tent!

Leslie F
Leslie F

August 01, 2020

Your card is definitely total bliss. So many memories!

Iris Esther López
Iris Esther López

August 01, 2020

Great card. Fun scene.

Melynda Cleveland
Melynda Cleveland

August 01, 2020

You had me at wine and a chaise lounge.

Debra Archer
Debra Archer

August 01, 2020

We had a chair like that when our kids we young. So cute to see that image on an adorable card!

Rebecca
Rebecca

August 01, 2020

Very sweet!

Robin Keith
Robin Keith

August 01, 2020

Love, love, love.this kit!

Nikki Cochran
Nikki Cochran

August 01, 2020

Love everything about this card!

Sheila H
Sheila H

August 01, 2020

Wow – this set is such fun! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Barbara A Wolters
Barbara A Wolters

August 01, 2020

Great composition with colors and die cuts. Your card shows other items for August like the firepit and tent. Looking forward to seeing everything on Monday.

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