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December My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway!

by Jessica Frost-Ballas December 01, 2018 280 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 Jess for another look at this magical kit!

As you've probably learned I am a sucker for cute furry critters and I fell hard for the adorable mouse in the kit! I combined him with some liquid watercolors and sparkles to create this dreamy card!

To start I stamped the mouse, dandelion seeds, and daisy onto watercolor paper with Versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I watercolored the images with liquid watercolors before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies included in the kit.  I used pink, white, and black for the mouse; dandelion, mulled wine, and purple for the flower; and dandelion and leaf for the dandelion puff. I stamped the sentiment from the kit onto black cardstock with Versamark, heat-embossed it with white embossing powder, and trimmed it down to a thin label.

Next I stamped the dandelions onto the shimmery pink cardstock included in the kit with Versamark and heat-embossed them with black sparkle embossing powder (I told you I was going for lots of sparkle)! I trimmed the pink cardstock down and adhered it to a black card base and added the sentiment. Then I used foam mounting tape to adhere my daisy and mouse and regular adhesive for the dandelion seeds. Finally I added bits of clear lacquer to the dandelions and daisy and sprinkled it with snowfall glitter for even more sparkle!

I hope this sneak has gotten you excited for the big reveal on Monday! Make sure to come back all weekend for more sneak peeks. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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Angie l
Angie l

December 03, 2018

Can’t wait to play with this kit.

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

December 03, 2018

This card was fabulous and then you add the snowflake glitter and it becomes spectacular! Love it!

Daniel West
Daniel West

December 03, 2018

That little mouse is the cutest!! 🌞

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

December 03, 2018

Love purple color pop.!!!!

Dlk714@ptd.net
Dlk714@ptd.net

December 03, 2018

Love the cute critter and all the sparkle on this card.

Lana Lau
Lana Lau

December 03, 2018

The sparkle on the dandelions…perfectly delightful!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

December 03, 2018

OMG, how cute is that mouse and dandelion?! You did a fabulous job on this card. I can’t wait to play with the kit.

DeniseP
DeniseP

December 03, 2018

Very cute! Excited for reveal!

Twylia Bell
Twylia Bell

December 03, 2018

I think this card idea is my favorite. The mouse and the dandelion are so adorable. Great work.

Flo
Flo

December 03, 2018

The dandelions are so great. The mouse looks a little too real, lol. Cute card.

Rhonda Roumph
Rhonda Roumph

December 03, 2018

A very cute card , so sparkly!

SarahC
SarahC

December 03, 2018

Cute mouse and love the way you colored him.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

December 03, 2018

Oh my gosh that mouse is adorable!

Brianna Jackson
Brianna Jackson

December 03, 2018

Adorable! This is a fantastic card.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

December 03, 2018

oh God I do not like mice but I do like this one.

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

December 02, 2018

I love the sparkle! The mouse is adorable and the movement of the dandelion seeds across the card is beautiful.

Lisa Jacobs
Lisa Jacobs

December 02, 2018

Great job! Your card is so cute.

Kellie Whitmire
Kellie Whitmire

December 02, 2018

I love the mouse he is so cute and I love all the sparkle

Brandy Moore
Brandy Moore

December 02, 2018

This card is so cute! I love mice. Love the sparkles.

Claudia N
Claudia N

December 02, 2018

Stunning card! It really looks like the mouse is actually blowing on the dandelion! And all that sparkle!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

December 02, 2018

Love all the sparkle used here. The mouse is adorable.

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

December 02, 2018

I love this mouse!!!

Cindy W
Cindy W

December 02, 2018

Too cute

Nicole
Nicole

December 02, 2018

So darn cute!

Janis Litynsky
Janis Litynsky

December 02, 2018

Oh My… not a big fan of Mice… BUT this is the Stinkin Cutest. mouse Ever…. Thanks for the Cards..

eileen bochsler
eileen bochsler

December 02, 2018

ADORABLE!!! Can’t wait for the release!

Christina Bodah
Christina Bodah

December 02, 2018

I really like what you’ve done, it is very pretty. Cant hardly wait to get them.

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

December 02, 2018

Such an adorable card! Looking forward to the kit!

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

December 02, 2018

What a sweet little mouse! Loving the looks of the new December kit ♥

Katrina Espejo
Katrina Espejo

December 02, 2018

It’s getting close to the release of this kit. I so cannot wait for it!😇

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

December 02, 2018

Cute card!

Kellie
Kellie

December 02, 2018

I am adoring the whimsical nature of this month’s kit!

Ruth
Ruth

December 02, 2018

Adorable mouse! I love the watercolor paper and watercolor technique…

Ana Korban
Ana Korban

December 02, 2018

Love love love the mouse!!

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

December 02, 2018

Darling card! Thanks for sharing

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

December 02, 2018

Darling card! Thanks for sharing

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

December 02, 2018

How cute!!

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

December 02, 2018

Adorable card!

Liz Ford
Liz Ford

December 02, 2018

Jess, your critter sparkly card is so sweet! Makes me want to hug a mouse or make a wish! Thanks for sharing your cute critter card!

Geri Stuart
Geri Stuart

December 02, 2018

Cute card! Waiting to see more….

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

December 02, 2018

Fairies, dandelions, and mice! so cute the mouse! Love the card and the glitter details. Thank you!

Samantha O
Samantha O

December 02, 2018

Mice and fairies I can’t wait to see what this kit holds! So cute mouse blowing the dandelion!

LeAnne pittard
LeAnne pittard

December 02, 2018

Omg I love this card! Great job

Candace Hubble
Candace Hubble

December 02, 2018

I love this!

Audre G
Audre G

December 02, 2018

Very cute card. The flower and tail going off the edge adds a lot of interest.

Machele Evans
Machele Evans

December 02, 2018

So adorable. So excited to get this kit.

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

December 02, 2018

Your flower looks great—-I have a flower in my garden just like that.

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

December 02, 2018

This card is adorable! I love the dandelion puffs and seed flying through the air.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

December 02, 2018

The glitter is just perfect—-it is such a sweet, adorable card…

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

December 02, 2018

Love all the glitter on this card. And the colours work perfectly. Really beautiful!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

December 02, 2018

aww… the little mouse is so darn cute! lovely, lovely card!

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

December 02, 2018

It’s sparktula!!!

Mateja P
Mateja P

December 02, 2018

Adorable, Jess! Love this kit. It’s magical :)

marjorie travers
marjorie travers

December 02, 2018

I’m totally afraid of live mice, but your sweet mouse is so cute and your card is so usable . Thankyou for the great details on how you made it.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

December 02, 2018

I love all the sparkle in your cards!! Thanks for sharing. So excited for this kit.

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

December 02, 2018

I’m in love! This mouse is so cute. Love all of your ideas to get sparkle ❇️ to the max!

Muriel
Muriel

December 02, 2018

Jessica, I am new to this creative outlet of card making. I appreciate you sharing your gift with us. I hope you will consider it flattery when I follow your instructions to make mine.

Raquel Westphal
Raquel Westphal

December 02, 2018

This card is super cute. Definitely something I would recreate.

mandi chau
mandi chau

December 02, 2018

Love the colors of this card!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

December 02, 2018

Adorable!!!

REBECCA H.
REBECCA H.

December 02, 2018

Oh my gosh that snowfall glitter sets it off perfectly. I know just who I would send this card to. My sister and I have a running fun memory about mice or the years, so I send mouse cards to her every so often. I can’t wait to see the kit.

Crystal Jensen
Crystal Jensen

December 02, 2018

Jessica, this is one of my favs! Can’t wait until this set is released. Great early Christmas gift!

dianna
dianna

December 02, 2018

what a darling little mouse ❤

Kathleen Griffin
Kathleen Griffin

December 02, 2018

So cute! Glad I subscribe – I bet this month’s kit is going to go fast!!!

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

December 02, 2018

This is truly amazing……first dandelions and now a mouse………….not my favorite things usually but your card is so cute and the images are so appealing.

Linda S.
Linda S.

December 02, 2018

I really like all the colors you used on your card and the sparkle adds just the right amount of bling. This looks like a very fun kit.

Kathy
Kathy

December 02, 2018

I love the “wishes”! That sweet little mouse is delightful. I’m so excited about this kit.

JanetB
JanetB

December 02, 2018

This is such a sweet card, I love the little mouse making a wish.

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

December 02, 2018

The dandelions are so dreamy 🥰 !

Sharon Dolan
Sharon Dolan

December 02, 2018

I love Hero Arts animals and you have made a wonderful card with this mouse!

Ang
Ang

December 02, 2018

What a cute card!

Katrina Espejo
Katrina Espejo

December 02, 2018

These fairies are gorgeous! Love fairies! Hurry and be Monday already.😇

Katrina Espejo
Katrina Espejo

December 02, 2018

Very cute mouse. Thank you for the inspiration. Can’t wait for it to be release!💜

Marianne
Marianne

December 02, 2018

Totally adorable! Cannot wait to see the full reveal!

Gail BF
Gail BF

December 02, 2018

An adorable mouse card. I too love the critter cards. Thanks for the directions to recreate it. Very lovely stamp set!

Karen Reategui
Karen Reategui

December 02, 2018

What a wonderful and magical card! Love the scene you created and all the details are beautiful. I’m so excited to see more of this fabulous kit!

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

December 02, 2018

Can’t wait for this kit! Your card with the mouse on the flower is adorable. Thanks for sharing your creative card idea with us.

Ana del Rio Aguilar
Ana del Rio Aguilar

December 02, 2018

I love the sparkle and the adorable mouse. this kit is magic itself

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

December 02, 2018

Very, very sweet. I love the little mouse. Your addition of sparkle adds the perfect amount of magic. Looking forward to the big reveal!

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

December 02, 2018

I love all the combination of colors and techniques you used. He is so cute!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

December 02, 2018

I agree: that mouse is adorable! Love how you placed the bits of fluff just right too!

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

December 02, 2018

Love this card. The mouse is to cute for words.

Doris Moore
Doris Moore

December 02, 2018

Hi Jess,
What a cute card! I’m a sucker for little critters too! Can’t wait to get this kit, I hope to win, that would be too much fun for sure!! Thanks for the sweet mouse card!

Felicia C
Felicia C

December 02, 2018

The images are fetting sweeter by the minute. This is one exciting kit! Adorable card. I just love it!

Jessica Boyd
Jessica Boyd

December 02, 2018

Oh Jess I love the glitter!!! ✨

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

December 02, 2018

Beautiful mouse card x

Melinda
Melinda

December 02, 2018

Love the CAS design and the addition of glitter.

Sara Jara
Sara Jara

December 02, 2018

It’s wonderfull ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love it

Jumi Baek
Jumi Baek

December 02, 2018

So cute!

Carol Hunt
Carol Hunt

December 02, 2018

Oh so cute! Love the way you’ve added the glitter and clear lacquer for more oomph and sparkle. :-)

Gerlinde Townsley
Gerlinde Townsley

December 02, 2018

Love all the sparkly! The mouse is adorable!

lee
lee

December 02, 2018

Beautiful work on this card!! Adorable sneak peek on this new set!!

Margery C
Margery C

December 02, 2018

Sweet card. That mouse is so fun. Can’t wait to get my kit.

Nancy Deffner
Nancy Deffner

December 02, 2018

Such a cute card. Love the sparkle. Looking forward to getting this kit.

Purvi
Purvi

December 02, 2018

How cute! I love clean and simple design. looking forward to the full reveal.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

December 02, 2018

How darling and love
the glitter and shine
on it!
Carla from Utah

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

December 02, 2018

Wow! This is so magical!! Love the adorable elegant card! :)

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

Darling card. The white space really makes it pop. Great kit.

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

December 02, 2018

Oh, that mouse is so cute!! Love the card!!

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