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

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

December 01, 2018

Ohhhh yaaaa I love pixies so this kit gets my inner child jumping for joy. Thank you Hero for giving me more joy for Christmas.

Anika Petersdorf
Anika Petersdorf

December 01, 2018

Oh my God, faaaaaairys.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

December 01, 2018

This is so pretty! The ink blending is seamless! Can’t wait!

Janis B
Janis B

December 01, 2018

Who can resist ladybugs? 🐞🐞🐞

Steffi H.
Steffi H.

December 01, 2018

I love all the detailed images.

Joanne Ferguson
Joanne Ferguson

December 01, 2018

I like how you used the fairy in the sitting position Charming. And using the circle die balances the card very nice

Natasha Vacca
Natasha Vacca

December 01, 2018

Beautiful card!!!!!! Looking forward to seeing the whole kit!

Cathy P
Cathy P

December 01, 2018

Absolutely beautiful! Love fairies, so can’t wait for this kit release!

Diana friedman
Diana friedman

December 01, 2018

I love the idea to move and stretch the stamps. Thanks for the tip.

Bo
Bo

December 01, 2018

Love it. Love placing fairies all around peeking out. You can find them all around my house just hanging out. lol

Angela
Angela

December 01, 2018

I love the way you colored her wings. Beautiful! I’m excited about this set.

Sarina Cheung
Sarina Cheung

December 01, 2018

Wow, I love this set. Can’t wait to see the rest and order it!

Kim Dorval
Kim Dorval

December 01, 2018

I live the fairy. I can hardly wait now.

Karen Chester
Karen Chester

December 01, 2018

Fairies, ladybugs, and making wishes!,,,, this is going to be the best kit ever! Can’t wait to get mine.

Patricia Haff
Patricia Haff

December 01, 2018

This is one of my favorite topics for card making—-fairies. They seem to lift me above the ordinary. Janette got my attention immediately.

Patricia
Patricia

December 01, 2018

t
this is one of my favorite subjects (fairies) for card making. Janette made a clear and lovely cardD!

Bonnie Eng
Bonnie Eng

December 01, 2018

This is so gorgeous in so many ways. Beautifully inked background and coloured images. Lovely layers. I love the way the fairy wings are done – they look like they could be airy and iridescent.

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

December 01, 2018

I can’t wait to see the rest of the set.

Inge van den Broek
Inge van den Broek

December 01, 2018

I love that background! Great card! :D

Shannon
Shannon

December 01, 2018

Lovely background and the fairy’s wings are fabulous!

karenajo
karenajo

December 01, 2018

Looks like a very ‘magical’ kit. Looking forward to seeing the rest. Thanks for sharing !

Lagene
Lagene

December 01, 2018

I love your color blending and sweet fairy scene!

Deb M
Deb M

December 01, 2018

Darling! Lady bugs, mushrooms and dandilions are some of my faves!

Kris Kok
Kris Kok

December 01, 2018

Cannot wait for this kit!!

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

December 01, 2018

❤❤❤This card is enchanting! Can’t wait for the release.

CHRISTY Erickson
CHRISTY Erickson

December 01, 2018

I’m excited for this kit ! It looks like a fun fantasy land !

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

December 01, 2018

Such beautiful colours in your lovely card!! I’m excited to see what’s all in the kit. Looks like some great imagess. ItsIt’s looking like another amazing MMH kit!!

Denise J.
Denise J.

December 01, 2018

beautiful colors. love the versatility of the elements in this kit. Can’t wait.

Michele W
Michele W

December 01, 2018

Who doesn’t love fairies? Sweet card! Looking forward to seeing more from this kit.

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

December 01, 2018

Oh so cute. I love fairies and the big red and white mushroom. This is going to be a have to have kit.

Karry
Karry

December 01, 2018

Ooooohhhhh! I love this kit already!

DonnaA
DonnaA

December 01, 2018

Such a beautiful card. I love the peacefulness and the ladybug is as sweet as it can be. I paused my membership to catch up on my card making but this monthly kit might be the one to renew my membership.

Marcela I. Alvarez
Marcela I. Alvarez

December 01, 2018

I love fairies! This is great!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

December 01, 2018

Ooh, I love the ladybug! Just the perfect accent.

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

December 01, 2018

Oooh, fairies! And love the dandelion heads too. The fairy wings are just lovely.

Lynn
Lynn

December 01, 2018

Fairies, what a wonderful idea for a kit!

Jana
Jana

December 01, 2018

I love fairies. Can’t wait for this kit!

LIly Lee
LIly Lee

December 01, 2018

Beautiful, I"m sure my girls will love it!

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

December 01, 2018

What an awesome card! This kit is amazing!

Penny D Walker
Penny D Walker

December 01, 2018

Very nice card, love the fairy and the mushroom. Thank you for your inspiration.

Kathy R
Kathy R

December 01, 2018

Adorable fairy, the idea of stretching stamps to manipulate shape is wonderful idea.

S Duran
S Duran

December 01, 2018

Finally, another fairies kit! I will definitely keep my eye on this magical kit!

Julia L
Julia L

December 01, 2018

Your card is beautiful. I can already tell that I am going to need this kit. I put a spending freeze on myself for Dec but I did decide to allow myself this kit if I liked it!

Carol Jones
Carol Jones

December 01, 2018

This looks to be a wonderfully fun, cute and pretty kit. Thanks for the chance Janette!

Kati Caprara
Kati Caprara

December 01, 2018

I am so excited about this kit! I just love fairies. I think they are so much fun!! You did such a great job with this. I love how you colored the fairy’s wings!! The lady bugs and the dandelions, as well as the mushroom are fantastic additions!!

Kati Caprara
Kati Caprara

December 01, 2018

I am so excited about this kit! I just love fairies. I think they are so much fun!! You did such a great job with this. I love how you colored the fairy’s wings!! The lady bugs and the dandelions, as well as the mushroom are fantastic additions!!

K. Eley
K. Eley

December 01, 2018

Stunning card as always!!! So beyond excited about this kit already!!!!

Emma Sleppy
Emma Sleppy

December 01, 2018

Love Fairies! This looks like a great kit!

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

December 01, 2018

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Florie
Florie

December 01, 2018

Janette, I love your card so much that immediatelly I said to myself, I want This kit no matter what. I had cancelled my subscription due to health problems, but when I saw this #1 countdown, I went and reactivated my subscription. i have to place my order for this kit Monday as soon as it is reveal because my subscription will be effective for the January kit.

Again, I love the soft creamy blending on the card and the fairy’s wings, the setup it’s beautiful. I just love it. Thank you for sharing.

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

November 30, 2018

Can’t wait to see the rest of what looks like a magical kit!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

November 30, 2018

Beautiful colors and details! Looks like another fabulous kit!

 Barbara J Woodard
Barbara J Woodard

November 30, 2018

Love all things fairy!!!!!!

Vinita Jain
Vinita Jain

November 30, 2018

Totally caught my eyes! Magical!

Leanne S
Leanne S

November 30, 2018

Beautiful card! The ink blending is just perfect. Love it!

JoAnneR
JoAnneR

November 30, 2018

This is absolutely beautiful. You’re work is so fresh and delightful.

Julie Grunden
Julie Grunden

November 30, 2018

Love this! So exciting. Can’t wait to see more. The wings on the fairy are beautiful.

Jessica Monte
Jessica Monte

November 30, 2018

Omg I am in love with the preview. The card is amazing…

Cindy Wilson
Cindy Wilson

November 30, 2018

Do we ever stop believing in Fairies? I still believe and if I won this kit I would be the happiest little people worshiper in the World.

Diane Ruggiero
Diane Ruggiero

November 30, 2018

Oh what Fairy Fun
this could be,
if I get one
just for me!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

November 30, 2018

Love your card and techniques. Looking forward to this kit!

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

November 30, 2018

Love fairies and love this card

Jill
Jill

November 30, 2018

Love the fairy! She’s adorable.

Kam
Kam

November 30, 2018

Love love love this card!

Jessica C
Jessica C

November 30, 2018

I’m so excited for this kit!

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

November 30, 2018

Oooooo I’m feeling a magical spring coming on with this preview! This card is beautiful, looking forward to the next few days of hints and peeks. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Stephanie G
Stephanie G

November 30, 2018

OMG I love fairies! Beautiful technique on those wings! I’m so excited about this kit!!!!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

November 30, 2018

This looks like a fun kit. :) Fairies are always fun.

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

November 30, 2018

That’s clever designing the fairy to sit or lay down. I like the mature look of the fairy. Fairies are popular with my card making group here in Florida. I can’t wait to see the set.

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

November 30, 2018

Beautiful card. I love fairies and all the awesome tips you’ve shared while walking us through your card. Thanks so much

Sladjana Perisic
Sladjana Perisic

November 30, 2018

I love how whimsical this card, I can’t wait to see the rest of the peeks.

Colleen H.
Colleen H.

November 30, 2018

I love fairies, even though I don’t have nearly enough! LOL I can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

November 30, 2018

Very pretty I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Pat Rand
Pat Rand

November 30, 2018

Beautiful stamp set, such grace and classic lines. Amazing…

Jeanette Butler
Jeanette Butler

November 30, 2018

Loving all the elements, fairies, foliage and fun bugs; looks truly delightful, crafty fairy wishes from Jeanette

Julie
Julie

November 30, 2018

I am excited. I love fairies

Sue Richardson
Sue Richardson

November 30, 2018

I need this for my Granddaughter

Phyllis Dunn
Phyllis Dunn

November 30, 2018

Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the rest of the fairies. This card is wonderful.

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

November 30, 2018

Beautiful fairies are so fun to use. Lovely card. Thanks for the die tips.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

November 30, 2018

Like the whimsical feel to this card!

Joyce
Joyce

November 30, 2018

What a fantastic card.

Megan Fehr
Megan Fehr

November 30, 2018

That fairy is so magical! I love how it looks like it could be sitting or laying down if it wanted to 😊 wonderful job and wonderful kit!!!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

November 30, 2018

This looks really fun and whimsical!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

November 30, 2018

Love the combination of colors. Very pretty card. :)

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

November 30, 2018

Beautiful! I love the dimension, and the sparkly wings!

Lindar C
Lindar C

November 30, 2018

Very sweet card.

Chris
Chris

November 30, 2018

Lovely card. I love fairies and the wings are gorgeous. Looking forward to the rest of this kit. :)

Rose Mary Smalley
Rose Mary Smalley

November 30, 2018

What a beautiful card Janette……I love Fairies!!! I am so excited to see the rest of this kit…..hugs

Karen
Karen

November 30, 2018

Beautiful card! I especially like the look of the fairy wings! I can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Toni L
Toni L

November 30, 2018

Gorgeous blended ink background for these lovely images.

Rose Mary Smalley
Rose Mary Smalley

November 30, 2018

Oh Janette, your card is just beautiful….I love fairies….so I am so looking forward to seeing what other wonderful items will be coming in the new kit….Happy Holidays to you and your family….hugs

MARIA
MARIA

November 30, 2018

Very nice card. I can’t wait to see more.

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

November 30, 2018

Can’t wait to see the complete kit! Beautiful background colors

Golda
Golda

November 30, 2018

This is beautiful! I really like your ink blending, especially on the fairy wings.

Amy Seech
Amy Seech

November 30, 2018

This looks super sweet!

Susan King
Susan King

November 30, 2018

Janette, the blending of colors is sublime and and who can resist a mushroom!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

November 30, 2018

Sweet card! I think this kit is going to be ‘magical’!

Barbara Patrick
Barbara Patrick

November 30, 2018

Oh My! Love faries and this card is fantastic!

RosieJ
RosieJ

November 30, 2018

My first reaction is “this is a modern take on a fairy”. Makes me want to blow on the flowers to watch the fuzzies fly.

Theresa P
Theresa P

November 30, 2018

Sweet Card! Anxious to see the new kit.