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December My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway!

by Janette Kausen November 30, 2018 338 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the December My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, December 3rd at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here for the next three days, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Stay tuned for more inspiration all weekend long! Now let's join Janette for the first look at this enchanted kit!

All your fairy wishes have come true within the December My Monthly Hero Kit! This month's kit includes darling fairies, critters and botanical elements. I'm featuring just a few for you today!

I began by ink blending an A2 Snow Layering Paper panel with Green Apple and Aegean inks. I stamped the images in Intense Black ink and Copic colored them.

Tip: when die cutting elements with thin areas like the stem of dandelions, place the die cut side up and the stamp face down so that they nest. Then pick up the stamp with an acrylic block or MISTI lid. This will ensure quick and easy accurate die cuts. 

Stretch your Stamps: Take advantage of stamps that can have their shape manipulated to bend beyond their design to make an arch or wreath. Look outside the obvious uses for a stamp. A fairy could be laying down, sitting up blowing a seed, or even whispering into the wind or to a fairy friend.

The fairy's wings were masked and then ink blended with Green Apple, Aegean, Orchid and Bubble Gum. I added a layer of shimmer with the kit included Stardust Gelly Roll pen.

After die cutting a circle into the blended panel, I stamped the sentiment in Intense Black. I adhered the inner circle flat to the card base and popped the rectangle frame for dimension. I then die cut each kit element and arranged them in and around the circle. 

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, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, December 3rd, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

I can't wait to see what you create! Happy crafting and we'll see you soon!





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100 Responses

Sherry
Sherry

December 03, 2018

Great kit and lovely fairy with fantastic wings.

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

December 03, 2018

I like the kit and the card made with it. So pretty.

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

December 03, 2018

Your card is stunning and this month’s kit looks gorgeous so far!

Daniel West
Daniel West

December 03, 2018

Sooo peaceful Janette!! 🌞

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

December 03, 2018

Simply beautiful.

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

December 03, 2018

I love that the fairies can be used for cards for both kids and adults.

Lana Lau
Lana Lau

December 03, 2018

Thanks for the great tips to go with your beautiful card!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

December 03, 2018

I love the lady bugs, fairy, toadstool and dandelions…oh heck, I love this card! LOL I cannot wait to play when my kit comes. Great job your card is lovely.

Dianne Cramer
Dianne Cramer

December 03, 2018

Lovely colors and beautifully done cards! Live the magical fairies!

DeniseP
DeniseP

December 03, 2018

So pretty! Can’t wait to see the full kit!

Twylia Bell
Twylia Bell

December 03, 2018

So creative. I like the cut out circle that gives emphasis on the card. These stamps are so cute. Can’t wait to get mine.

Victoria Wu
Victoria Wu

December 03, 2018

love this!

Rhonda Roumph
Rhonda Roumph

December 03, 2018

Beautiful card, I love the detail of the stamped images.

SarahC
SarahC

December 03, 2018

Lovely and I adore fairies.

Brianna Jackson
Brianna Jackson

December 03, 2018

Loving the toadstool and this fairy! Gorgeous card!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

December 03, 2018

Wow so beautiful.

Lisa Jacobs
Lisa Jacobs

December 02, 2018

Beatiful card. Thank you for the very useful tips as well.

Kellie Whitmire
Kellie Whitmire

December 02, 2018

I love the way you did the wings.

Brandy Moore
Brandy Moore

December 02, 2018

I can’t wait to see this kit!!! Love the fairy.

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

December 02, 2018

Nice way to point out the fairy position here. Love all the options and the ladybug, do cute.

Claudia N
Claudia N

December 02, 2018

Beautiful card! Really looking forward to seeing the full kit

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

December 02, 2018

This looks so awesome! My kids love fairies!

Janis Litynsky
Janis Litynsky

December 02, 2018

The Colours are Absolutely Amazing… Thanks so much ….

Katrina Espejo
Katrina Espejo

December 02, 2018

The release of this kit is coming! Hurry already and be released. Omg! Ssooo cannot wait!😇

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

December 02, 2018

Gorgeous card Janette! I love the looks of the December kit ♥

Nicole
Nicole

December 02, 2018

So cute, I can’t wait to see the entire set

Ruth
Ruth

December 02, 2018

I love the dandelions!

Ana Korban
Ana Korban

December 02, 2018

Very pretty card! Looks like it’s going to be a very popular kit!

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

December 02, 2018

I LOVE fairies!!! How lucky are hero arts kit friends!!! Dandelions too? Fantastic! I love this card too!

Liz Ford
Liz Ford

December 02, 2018

Janette, once again you have created a magical and enchanted, elegant card! This fairy looks like she is fixing her hair and also being pensive at the same time! You gave us some wonderful suggestions on how to manipulate the ease of cutting the stems easier and how to utilize our stamps more-so! Always an awesome idea. Thank you so much for this wonderful card and tips!

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

December 02, 2018

Beautiful card! Can’t wait to see the kit! Thank you.

Samantha O
Samantha O

December 02, 2018

Gorgeous card! Love the fairy theme, can’t wait to see the kit!

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

December 02, 2018

Love the dandelions, mushroom and ladybugs on this card.

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

December 02, 2018

The reds are so vibrant—just the right color for the mushroom and ladybug. You are quite the artist.

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

December 02, 2018

So Cute! Great tips and tricks, I can’t wait to try them out.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

December 02, 2018

so very pretty… love the ink blending!

Mateja P
Mateja P

December 02, 2018

Love her wings. Such beautiful colours :)

Norah Jarman
Norah Jarman

December 02, 2018

I’m excited to see the kit!

Sarina Cheung
Sarina Cheung

December 02, 2018

I have been waiting for a fairy stamp/die set for so long. This set seems the perfect set to get. Love it!

Muriel
Muriel

December 02, 2018

Janette, I’m always amazed how given the same starting blocks, artists like you can create so many different forms of beautiful. For me, the opening with objects coming in and out an opening, gives a card the feel of a real window into another world. Thank you for sharing your creation.

REBECCA H.
REBECCA H.

December 02, 2018

Fairies, dandelions and ladybugs what a cute kit this is to have fun with. I don’t have any dandelion stamps looking forward to making projects with these stamps and dies.Beautiful colors on this card.

Crystal Jensen
Crystal Jensen

December 02, 2018

I think of all the cards this one is my favorite one!

dianna
dianna

December 02, 2018

this is so pretty I love fairies

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

December 02, 2018

Very pretty card with lovely ink blending.

Trisha
Trisha

December 02, 2018

Lovely card :) Thank you for sharing!

Sharon Dolan
Sharon Dolan

December 02, 2018

Fantastic job on the blended background! Love this card!

Katrina Espejo
Katrina Espejo

December 02, 2018

Love the simplicity of this card. Thank you for inspiration.😇

Katrina Espejo
Katrina Espejo

December 02, 2018

Can’t wait for this kit to come out! Ssooo love fairies.😇💜

Marianne
Marianne

December 02, 2018

So sweet, and I love the ink-blended background!

Ana del Rio Aguilar
Ana del Rio Aguilar

December 02, 2018

I already love this kit!!!! Can’t wait to have mine <3

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

December 02, 2018

Love your sweet card. Thanks for the great tips! This months kit looks wonderful!

Marja
Marja

December 02, 2018

What a lovely card! Love dandelions and fairies!

Doris Moore
Doris Moore

December 02, 2018

What a great way to get more from the stamps you already have! Thanks for the great tip!!!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

December 02, 2018

Oh how pretty! This fairy will be perfect for my granddaughters cards

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

December 02, 2018

Fairies!!! I love it. This card is beautiful.

Melinda
Melinda

December 02, 2018

Love the blended panel and the the wings are amazing.

Jessica Boyd
Jessica Boyd

December 02, 2018

Classic layout and clear colours great choice!

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

December 02, 2018

The Enchanted kit looks amazing x

Sara Jara Rosales
Sara Jara Rosales

December 02, 2018

One of my favorites stampa… love fairies

Jumi Baek
Jumi Baek

December 02, 2018

So exciting! Sooo Beautiful Card!

Gerlinde Townsley
Gerlinde Townsley

December 02, 2018

Beautiful! Love the blessing of the background and those adorable ladybugs

lee
lee

December 02, 2018

Such a pretty card and lovely set! thank you!

Margery C
Margery C

December 02, 2018

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

Nancy Deffner
Nancy Deffner

December 02, 2018

Fabulous card! Love how you did the fairy wings.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

December 02, 2018

This card is lovely
and the fairy is so
pretty.
Carla from Utah

Kathy
Kathy

December 02, 2018

This is such an adorable card! I can’t wait to see more!

Purvi
Purvi

December 02, 2018

Nice color combo and coloring! the fairy looks wonderful. Beautiful card and nice theme for the kit.

Mic
Mic

December 02, 2018

Fairies! These are fabulous.

Yuliya Mostoufi
Yuliya Mostoufi

December 02, 2018

I just love the magical fairy theme! What a beautiful kit! I can’t wait to create so many cards with it!
Di Wong
Di Wong

December 02, 2018

Beautiful card. The dandelions and mushrooms are wonderful. Great kit!

Abby
Abby

December 02, 2018

Absolutely love this kit. Perfect!! I know several people I can give as a gift!!!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

December 01, 2018

How exciting! I’ve been hoping a kit would have a fairy! I love the way you put the fairy on the mushroom. Beautiful card!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

December 01, 2018

Thanks for the great ideas. I also love fairies. This is an adorable card with the cut out window and the pieces placed around it.

Kaaren P
Kaaren P

December 01, 2018

Love the card. Looks like another amazing kit is coming our way!!!

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

December 01, 2018

Beautiful staging of the scene and I love the background tones

Jessica
Jessica

December 01, 2018

The colors in this card are amazing. Love this card

Candace Hubble
Candace Hubble

December 01, 2018

I’m so excited for this kit!

Cheryl
Cheryl

December 01, 2018

Gorgeous!

Kristine Reeves
Kristine Reeves

December 01, 2018

I love those flowers!

PamR
PamR

December 01, 2018

Love these stamps!

Natalie Godfrey
Natalie Godfrey

December 01, 2018

Awesome prize giveaway!

Marianna
Marianna

December 01, 2018

Love fairy’s, and your background on this card. Can’t wait for the full release.

Sherri Lang
Sherri Lang

December 01, 2018

I am so excited about the new kit. This card is so beautifully colored and is just wonderful!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

December 01, 2018

Lovely colors

Lisa
Lisa

December 01, 2018

The blended background is beautiful and the stardust gelly roll pen on the wings is just perfect

Audrey R
Audrey R

December 01, 2018

Such a pretty card!! The fairy and mushroom are lovely!!

Kendra
Kendra

December 01, 2018

How adorable are those little flowers with the ladybug. I love the ombre look.

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

December 01, 2018

Very pretty card with circular cut out.
It is inspiring!
Thanks for all the fun!
Sue Manning

Deborah345
Deborah345

December 01, 2018

Such a sweet card. Love that background.

Jean Forster
Jean Forster

December 01, 2018

What a charming card!

Kim
Kim

December 01, 2018

This is really going to be a fun kit.

Teresa Dougan
Teresa Dougan

December 01, 2018

So calm and beautiful

Teresa Dougan
Teresa Dougan

December 01, 2018

So calm and beautiful

Janie Sirak
Janie Sirak

December 01, 2018

Wouldn’t you know I just canceled my kid after about two years. This one looks great I’m already having regrets. I especially love those flowers images they kind a look like dandelions but I really like them, and I know I’ve only seen just a smidgen so far. Just to point out I did not cancel the kids because it wasn’t wonderful it was I was just getting to have too much stuff as if that’s even possible ?! Well maybe when starts to take over your whole house …’ It sure would be just incredible if I could win one…….
Elizabeth Dean
Elizabeth Dean

December 01, 2018

I am so happy to see the fairies! I missed getting the previous set! Beautiful card Janette as always!

Mirjam Fidder
Mirjam Fidder

December 01, 2018

Love the coloring of the fairy. The ladybugs are so cute. Beautiful card

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

December 01, 2018

All of the sneak peeks make me so excited to see the whole kit! I love fairies and dandelions.

Rose
Rose

December 01, 2018

Love the colours and thank you for the great tips!💕🧚‍♀️💕

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

December 01, 2018

This is a beautiful card! I love the ink blending and the fairy is so much fun! Can’t wait to see more!

Beverly U
Beverly U

December 01, 2018

Love your coloring and such a great idea to have the circle cut for dimension!!

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