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

by Jessica Frost-Ballas December 01, 2018 283 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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100 Responses

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!!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

December 02, 2018

I love mice on cards too. They make such cute cards. I can’t believe how much sparkle you got on the card!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

December 01, 2018

Love all the sparkle. The dandelions are gorgeous. Great Job Jess.

Karen P
Karen P

December 01, 2018

This card is AMAZING! Love the little mouse. Can’t wait to see the kit in full.

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

December 01, 2018

The little mouse is adorable and I love the ethereal effect your shimmer gives it

Krystal S
Krystal S

December 01, 2018

What an adorable card so full of sparkle! It put a big smile on my face

Anna Dowdy
Anna Dowdy

December 01, 2018

So excited. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kirsty VIttetoe
Kirsty VIttetoe

December 01, 2018

Such a fun and delightful card!!

Jessica
Jessica

December 01, 2018

This is a beautiful card. I knew it was made by you before looking. Your signature glitter in a small touch 😊

Sue
Sue

December 01, 2018

I love the quality of Hero arts stamps …I have a pretty nice collection! This little mouse is adorable, I have a soft.spot for critters! Versamark ink is the best!! Cute card!!

 Heryl
Heryl

December 01, 2018

SO cute!

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

December 01, 2018

This mouse is adorable!

Helen
Helen

December 01, 2018

This little mouse with dandelion seeds is so delightful…what a fun set of images. tfs

PamR
PamR

December 01, 2018

I just love this little mouse with the flowers! A versatile stamp.

Kay Spangler
Kay Spangler

December 01, 2018

I am going to make one just like this when my kit comes! It’s adorable.

Marianna
Marianna

December 01, 2018

Adorable card! Can’t wait for the full release.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

December 01, 2018

Awww, how precious is that sweet mouse?! This is a
really darling card, Jess.

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

December 01, 2018

I’m a sucker too for those cute critters. I’ve given up resisting all the cuteness!

Sherri Lang
Sherri Lang

December 01, 2018

Love the mouse with the dandelion. So cute! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Janice E Bryant
Janice E Bryant

December 01, 2018

Sooo cute! Love this little mouse making a wish!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

December 01, 2018

Such a great card

Lisa
Lisa

December 01, 2018

Adorable card

Debra Hardy
Debra Hardy

December 01, 2018

I love your sparkly card, Jess. You are right about that adorable little mouse! Super cute card.

JoAnneR
JoAnneR

December 01, 2018

Jessica, this is the sweetest card ever. I was sure I wanted this kit. But now after seeing this adorbs little mouse it’s a done deal.

Audrey R
Audrey R

December 01, 2018

I love the simple beauty of this card!! The mouse sitting on the flower is absolutely adorable!!

Kendra
Kendra

December 01, 2018

The mouse is adorable! What a great card idea. Thank you.

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

December 01, 2018

What an adorable card :). Love it!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

December 01, 2018

So cute! I love the mouse blowing on the dandelion! This looks like a great kit!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

December 01, 2018

I love the cute little mouse and the dandelions.
Great job!
Sue Manning

Deborah345
Deborah345

December 01, 2018

Beautiful card.

Jean Forster
Jean Forster

December 01, 2018

I love this. It’s so cute!

Kim
Kim

December 01, 2018

I love this little mouse .

Phyllis Dunn
Phyllis Dunn

December 01, 2018

Ah! I thought I liked the fairies best until I saw this mouse!! Such a cute card. Well done!

Teresa Dougan
Teresa Dougan

December 01, 2018

Love love love this!

Elizabeth Dean
Elizabeth Dean

December 01, 2018

I love the wishing mouse. I just taught my sweet 2 yr old granddaughter how to blow on the dandelions. Perfect card!

Mirjam Fidder
Mirjam Fidder

December 01, 2018

Beautiful card. Love the mouse and the dandelions with glitter

Kathy S
Kathy S

December 01, 2018

I’m with you this is such a cute image. Love your card and all that sparkles. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Gooden
Cindy Gooden

December 01, 2018

This card is just so cute and you can put most sentiments with it so that’s my favourite card. You could even use it as a count down for Christmas or birthdays. Definitely valentine. This card is so well done. I love it 💕

Renate Harrison
Renate Harrison

December 01, 2018

I can already tell that I am going to love this kit. Your card is lovely!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

December 01, 2018

Love this card! The mouse and dandelions are so cute.

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

December 01, 2018

The dandelions are so delicate and very pretty! The mouse is adorable too! Love this card!

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

December 01, 2018

Awww such a whimsical card!

Sherri
Sherri

December 01, 2018

Oh my goodness Jessica this card is absolutely adorable! Love, love, love it! I cannot wait to see the whole kit! I am so happy I subscribe because this kit is going to sell out fast!

Rose
Rose

December 01, 2018

Adorable! And the sparkle really amps up the magic of your card. Love!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

December 01, 2018

Sweet card, sweet mouse, sweet kit! I love the snowfall glitter touches. Thanks!

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

December 01, 2018

Sparkle, Sparkle, and more Sparkle, I love it (not to mention how incredibly adorable that sweet little mouse is)! Thanks Jessica for sharing your beautiful card and for the inspiration. So excited about the full kit reveal Monday :)
(mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Kam
Kam

December 01, 2018

I just love this card. The colors are perfect!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

December 01, 2018

Oh my goodness he is such a cutie and will be great friends with my new fairies.

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

December 01, 2018

I love the mouse sitting on the flower holding the dandelion!! So adorable! Can’t wait until the release!! Thanks for sharing!

Penny D Walker
Penny D Walker

December 01, 2018

Great card love the little critter too. Can’t wait to get my kit.

Maria
Maria

December 01, 2018

I love the mouse! Love how you did the dandelions. I can’t wait to see more inspirational cards!

Anika Petersdorf
Anika Petersdorf

December 01, 2018

The mouse is so cute.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

December 01, 2018

Oh wow, love the sparkle and that Tim y mouse on the big flower is so cute!!

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

December 01, 2018

Oh my gosh, that little fellow is just adorable! Love those sparkly dandelions are beautiful!

Golda
Golda

December 01, 2018

This mouse is absolutely adorable!

Janis B
Janis B

December 01, 2018

I really like the dandelions. What a cute little mousie!

Lonya Mathys
Lonya Mathys

December 01, 2018

Love how you did the dandelions!

Steffi H.
Steffi H.

December 01, 2018

This seems to be such a cute kit.

Jan Castle
Jan Castle

December 01, 2018

Adorable little mouse….you did a GREAT job with this card!!! TFS your creativity with us!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Kati Caprara
Kati Caprara

December 01, 2018

This little mouse is stealing the scene with his adorableness!!! What a darling scene you have created!! I love your use of white space, the cute dandelion seeds, the touches of sparkle and the daisy for a seat!! This promises to be a kit that will be tons of fun to play with!!!

Sladjana Perisic
Sladjana Perisic

December 01, 2018

What an adorable little mouse and so sparkly. Love it!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

December 01, 2018

Adorable! Love the sparkling dandelions!

Joanne Ferguson
Joanne Ferguson

December 01, 2018

What is it about little animals that make us smile? This card is adorable and I love the way you sparkled the dandelions.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

December 01, 2018

Great job on your watercoloring. I love the vibrant purples. I wouldn’t have thought the black sparkle embossing would make a difference but it does!

Helen
Helen

December 01, 2018

I love this little mouse and I love all the sparkle, Jess. It will be a very happy summer for me playing with this kit!

Natasha nVacca
Natasha nVacca

December 01, 2018

I love these flowers! So dainty and pretty
Beautiful 💕💕💕

jane
jane

December 01, 2018

so so cute. Looking forward to this kit

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

December 01, 2018

Delightful card!

Jeanette Butler
Jeanette Butler

December 01, 2018

Oh this little guy is so cute and your card is adorable. Love how you’ve coloured the scene with liquid water colours, Jessica. Will really enjoy using this kit for my cards. Jeanette

Cathy P.
Cathy P.

December 01, 2018

Can never have too much sparkle! Beautiful card! Can’t wait for this kit release!

Evelyn Koll
Evelyn Koll

December 01, 2018

So much glitter, I love it! And the mouse is just too adorable :-)

Lene
Lene

December 01, 2018

I’m a sucker for cute critters. This card is gorgeous. Love it!

Naama E
Naama E

December 01, 2018

So adorable!! Love the coloring and the touch of glitter is so sweet!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful card xx

Kathy Wills
Kathy Wills

December 01, 2018

Such a nice card! Everything about it, the colors, the stamps everything.

Diana Friedman
Diana Friedman

December 01, 2018

Oh my gosh, that snowfall glitter is the icing on the cake. It finishes off the whole project. I LOVE this.

Jane
Jane

December 01, 2018

Sweet little mouse and dandelions..love… reminds you for warm sunny days in the secret world of fairies.

Bo
Bo

December 01, 2018

Very cute. Make a wish!

Colleen Halpern
Colleen Halpern

December 01, 2018

I love this card! The mouse with the dandelion is so cute. All the sparklies just add to the card.

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

December 01, 2018

I really love this card, so sweet! Looking forward to seeing more.

Cheri
Cheri

December 01, 2018

Such a cute little mouse, and I love the dandelions & sentiment! Very nice CAS card!

Leanne S
Leanne S

December 01, 2018

Very cute card!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

December 01, 2018

I love this card. I too am fond of the furry critters but also the lovely flora and fauna I’ve seen peeks of in this kit! Can’t wait to see the whole reveal!

Angela
Angela

December 01, 2018

I love the sparkle and the mouse is so cut!

Linda scott
Linda scott

December 01, 2018

I love your kits. They are such a great value with quality contents. I look forward to them each month.

K. Eley
K. Eley

December 01, 2018

Definitely beyond excited!!!!! Such a whimsical and charming card!!

Karen
Karen

December 01, 2018

I love the sparkle! This mouse is adorable. Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Florie
Florie

December 01, 2018

Jess, your card it’s magical, I love the scenario that you put together and there’s no doubt that this kit is going to be a knockout and it’s going to be sold out in no time. I am very excited waiting for Monday so I order mine because my membership restarts next month since I had putted a hold because of my illness. Well maybe I be lucky and win this kit, so I won’t have to worry about staying out.

Again, thank you for sharing such beautiful inspiration.

Kim Dorval
Kim Dorval

December 01, 2018

Very cute! Love the mouse.

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

December 01, 2018

I love the magical qualities of this kit! This card is so cute and I expect that mouse to jump up and dance around the flowers!

KarenChester
KarenChester

December 01, 2018

This is so cute. I can’t wait to get my kit.

Amy
Amy

December 01, 2018

Love the hero arts kits! Jess your cute mouse blowing the dandelion is precious. Thank you for sharing!

Dottie in CT
Dottie in CT

December 01, 2018

Love the inspiration pieces. So looking forward to Monday’s release.

VICTORIA YOUNG KATZMAN
VICTORIA YOUNG KATZMAN

December 01, 2018

I LOVE THE SHIMMER AND SPARKLE

Diane S
Diane S

December 01, 2018

So pretty, I can not wait until the kit comes out.

Bonnie Eng
Bonnie Eng

December 01, 2018

This is so sweet – it makes me wonder what a mouse would wish for! I love the bit of glitter over the petals and the dandelions – it gives the card a truly whimiscal/magical touch.

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

December 01, 2018

How adorable!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

December 01, 2018

Sweet card! Love the sparkle!

Sandy Dayhoff
Sandy Dayhoff

December 01, 2018

Oh my goodness, can it get any cuter than this!!?