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

by Emily Midgett January 05, 2019 490 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the January My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, January 7 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 Emily for another look at this darling kit.

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today sharing some more inspiration using the super sweet and versatile new My Monthly Hero kit. One of my favorite aspects of the My Monthly Hero kits are the fun dies that you receive with each kit; today's project is a shaker card created using only items from the kit. Let's get started with the details! 

To create this adorable shaker card, I began by stamping the large shop front image from the new My Monthly Hero kit using Intense Black ink onto a white card front, then die cut the center portion using one of the dies included in the kit. (This window cut out is optional; you also can die cut the entire shop front and leave the window intact!) I colored the shop front with my Copic markers, keeping things simple with some pale gray shading to create a white store front, then adding some bright turquoise to the awning. I also die cut a bicycle and some balloons from the same white card stock and added some turquoise and pink Copic coloring. 

Next, I backed the "window" opening with some acetate. I placed the window in my MISTI, then added some flowers down at the bottom of the window to be peeking out from behind the glass. I replaced the shop front panel with a plain white A2 panel, stamped the flowers and a sentiment from the new My Monthly Hero kit, then colored the flowers with my Copic markers and did some very light ink blending using Tide Pool ink. 

I added some foam tape around the window opening, then used some Ombre Purple Sequins for the "shake" part of the shaker, then adhered the bicycle and balloons to the bottom corner of the card using liquid adhesive. Super cute little Valentine's Day card, right?

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, January 7th, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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James Mudd
James Mudd

January 21, 2019

I made two valentine cards for both of my daughter’s. As always,The monthly HeroArts kit has all of the necessities to make cards for all occasions…Thank you HeroArts…

Bre
Bre

January 13, 2019

Hi Emily,
I adore your shaker card. The window card takes me back in time when I was a little girl. I would purchase one or two flowers at the florist for my mother. I rode my dark blue bike with a pink basket.

sharon l
sharon l

January 08, 2019

So cute!

Rhandi D.
Rhandi D.

January 08, 2019

This is really a kit. There are so many possibilities.Your card is just beautiful Thanks

Liz Ford
Liz Ford

January 07, 2019

Emily, I really like the cool bike that is propped up by your shaker card window! What a great idea and you can not tell it is a shaker card and that adds to the surprise and the awesomeness of the card! What a fantastic idea! I love your color palette too!

Christine Eldridge
Christine Eldridge

January 07, 2019

Super card, love the colours and the use of sequins for flowers.

Kim Schutts
Kim Schutts

January 07, 2019

I really liked how you incorporated the window into a shaker. Great idea

Leni
Leni

January 07, 2019

Lovely flowershop!

Tanna LoHouse
Tanna LoHouse

January 07, 2019

I love that bicycle!!

Marti
Marti

January 07, 2019

Love the colors!

Jill Rice.
Jill Rice.

January 07, 2019

That little bike is adorable!

mie
mie

January 07, 2019

Beautifully classic kit!

Margery C
Margery C

January 07, 2019

Lovely card! Love the shaker window.

Donna Holloway
Donna Holloway

January 07, 2019

What an adorable shaker card. Darling idea. I love the use of the flowers in the window. Very pretty.

Karen L K
Karen L K

January 07, 2019

Super cute card! The shaker shop looks great along with the cute bicycle and balloons!

Swati Jain
Swati Jain

January 07, 2019

Love the way you have used the bicycle!!! Can’t wait to use the kit

Tawanna
Tawanna

January 07, 2019

Beautiful! I love shaker cards!

Lana
Lana

January 07, 2019

This month’s kit is so much fun as a shaker card!

Shannon
Shannon

January 07, 2019

Fantastic shaker card – so bright and cheerful!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

January 07, 2019

Love this shaker card, and the simple coloring!

Victoria Coyne
Victoria Coyne

January 06, 2019

What a Beautiful Happy Card. Tonight was the 1st time visiting Hero Arts Shop, and I really like what I see. It would be nice to have a Kit like this.

Jeanette Y
Jeanette Y

January 06, 2019

Beautiful card! Love that you made it a shaker card!
mjy8888 at yahoo dot ca

Bessie Phillips
Bessie Phillips

January 06, 2019

What a beautiful shaker created!

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

January 06, 2019

Great job Emily! It’s a wonderful Valentines Day card!

Sudhamathi Muthu
Sudhamathi Muthu

January 06, 2019

Gorgeous card… love the coloring and the colors used…

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

January 06, 2019

I love this! I can’t wait!

kel berg
kel berg

January 06, 2019

wow i love this card. so cheery!

Linda Reilly
Linda Reilly

January 06, 2019

Love the balloons! Such a sweet addition.

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 06, 2019

What a great idea for a shaker card!

Flo
Flo

January 06, 2019

First, I love a shaker, and the pop of color on the black and white image, but the bicycle is really cute.

Glenn Zdziarski
Glenn Zdziarski

January 06, 2019

Cute idea using window as a shaker!!!

Jean Crocket
Jean Crocket

January 06, 2019

Great shaker card. My Grandaughter would love it!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

January 06, 2019

Love the look of the store front window. Great job. Thanks for detailing the shaker part of the window. Very Helpful.

Sarita Salmon
Sarita Salmon

January 06, 2019

Great Card! Love everything i see!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

January 06, 2019

Oh how fun Emily! The sequins are such a neat idea for the window. The heart balloons are the perfect touch with the bicycle!

Glenna
Glenna

January 06, 2019

Love the colors and cute awning. Thank u

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

January 06, 2019

so beautiful, I had a bike that color many moons ago.

Shelly Siegel
Shelly Siegel

January 06, 2019

I love the kit can’t wait to use it

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

January 06, 2019

Yes, it is a super cute Valentine card! I like the way you made a shaker card with the cafe front and the way you tied in the awning, store front and bicycle with the turquoise ink. Very spring looking card too!

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

January 06, 2019

Beautiful!! And what a fun shaker card!!

Diane
Diane

January 06, 2019

Your card is so cute!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

January 06, 2019

What a darling little shop and I love that it’s a shaker, too!

Susan Young
Susan Young

January 06, 2019

Love this large window store front and the die cut option.

Carly
Carly

January 06, 2019

So, so pretty!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

January 06, 2019

Super cute card, I really hope I win a kit! TFS!

Rebecca Hood
Rebecca Hood

January 06, 2019

Great card! Can’t wait to get the kit!

Tonia
Tonia

January 06, 2019

Awning. Cute! Bicycle. Cute! Shaker card? Super cute! Basically, cute card!

Marcia Mroczynski
Marcia Mroczynski

January 06, 2019

Beautiful card! Balloons, flowers, a bicycle & the cutest store front ever!
marcia m

Julie
Julie

January 06, 2019

I love the bike

Audre G
Audre G

January 06, 2019

Adorable card. I love anything with bicycles.

BARBARA PATRICK
BARBARA PATRICK

January 06, 2019

Adorable!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

January 06, 2019

Sweet! What a great idea for a shaker card. I love this kit- it’s just my style.

Johna
Johna

January 06, 2019

Oh, I love this!! This is so soft and pretty. I still haven’t made a shaker card.

Colleen Rutledge
Colleen Rutledge

January 06, 2019

Very cute valentine!

Emma Sleppy
Emma Sleppy

January 06, 2019

Looks like a scene from a French postcard. Nice!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

January 06, 2019

Love your oh-so-pretty shaker card! The cute bicycle in front for the shop is a fabulous design element, too. Thanks, Emily, for the creative inspiration.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

January 06, 2019

This one is so full of love!! :)

Sue W
Sue W

January 06, 2019

And again, this is why I subscribe to this kit!! Pretty sure this will sell out very quickly!! So beautiful!! Another winner!!
Can’t wait to get it!!

hwgang
hwgang

January 06, 2019

I like this a lot. Especially the bicycle!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

January 06, 2019

What a great idea for a shaker card – so pretty!

Katy
Katy

January 06, 2019

Lovely and very simple! Love everything about it!

Jeanette Butler
Jeanette Butler

January 06, 2019

Love your shaker card. Thhe window is perfect for it. The bicycle finishes the little scene to perfection. Is it included in the kit too? I really hope so. 💖

Tanya Howard
Tanya Howard

January 06, 2019

Bicycle, heart balloons, and sequins!! <3 <3 This card is so pretty! Can’t wait to see more!

Kat
Kat

January 06, 2019

Awww! I love how the window was made into a shaker card. Such a cool idea!

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

January 06, 2019

Emily, this card is just so pretty! Something you would see in a small town. I love shakers!

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

January 06, 2019

Love the color combination of this card! I wanted a bike and here it is! tfs

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

January 06, 2019

I love the store front window. It a fun card with such pretty colors. I’d stop at that store!

Colleen Beamish
Colleen Beamish

January 06, 2019

So cute! Seems like a fun kit to have!

Mateja P
Mateja P

January 06, 2019

OMG! This is adorable.

Claudia N
Claudia N

January 06, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the the stamp! Can’t wait to see the kit in its entirely!!

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

January 06, 2019

Here we are in the middle of winter and we are looking inside a flower shop, LOVE IT!! I’m not a huge fan of winter so looking inside of a flower shop really makes this girl happy!! Love the card and the concept :)

Charlene
Charlene

January 06, 2019

What a clever idea using the shop window for a shaker window! Honestly, I don’t think I would have ever thought of that idea.

Marlene Twilley
Marlene Twilley

January 06, 2019

I love how you made a flower shop with the stamps and sequins. That is very creative. Oh that bicycle is wonderful. Love how you used the aqua in various places and then the brighter flower and balloon colors. This is a well thought out kit, very artistic.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

January 06, 2019

Nice card! I have been longing for a bicycle die — can’t wait to see this kit!

Catherine
Catherine

January 06, 2019

I want to be there! Beautiful card and fun to have the extra attraction in the window.

Julia Piccard-Naughton
Julia Piccard-Naughton

January 06, 2019

Such a beautiful card!!

Lori O.
Lori O.

January 06, 2019

Adorable flower shop theme with the bike. This window is perfect so many themes. I see a bakery next door.

Leslie
Leslie

January 06, 2019

Great card! Great product! Can’t wait!
Debbie Br
Debbie Br

January 06, 2019

What a great, sunny feeling of spring your card invokes! I love shaker cards!

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

January 06, 2019

Beautiful card and color scheme..

Lagene
Lagene

January 06, 2019

I love shakers! This is the cutest storefront window card!

Melissa
Melissa

January 06, 2019

Adorable!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

January 06, 2019

I love the attention to detail on your lovely card…sequins, heart balloons & bike.

Hilary
Hilary

January 06, 2019

Such an inspiring card! So excited to get my kit!

Phoebe
Phoebe

January 06, 2019

Nice card!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

January 06, 2019

This card takes me back to Paris. There’s a little cafe right near Notre Dame cathedral. Belle!

Vocki
Vocki

January 06, 2019

So creative Beautiful card.And fun too with the shaker element. Another great kit!

Lisa G
Lisa G

January 06, 2019

Oh so pretty! The colors are so simple yet scream spring! Super excited for this set!

Amanda W
Amanda W

January 06, 2019

Such a cute card! I love the bicycle.

Sue Adams
Sue Adams

January 06, 2019

Absolutely adorable for sure!! You can’t go wrong with shakers! Everyone loves them & this one is great!! It makes me excited for spring!!

Viveca V.
Viveca V.

January 06, 2019

This a very sweet card. Love the window with flowers and the sequins. The bicycle is a nice touch, too.

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

January 06, 2019

So cute! I love the colouring and the shaker part! Can’t wait to try this out

Lieve S
Lieve S

January 06, 2019

Beautiful, happy card ! Great colouring, especially the awning.
It looks like a great release !

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

January 06, 2019

what a beautiful card – love:)

Christine Welch
Christine Welch

January 06, 2019

Cute shaker! Love the colors looks fresh and crisp like spring….can’t wait for spring ☺️💖

Amanda Whittenberg
Amanda Whittenberg

January 06, 2019

This looks like it is going to be a great kit!

Debroh Murphy
Debroh Murphy

January 06, 2019

I am always amazed at the beautiful ways one set can be used; thank you for the inspiration.

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

January 06, 2019

I just love this adorable card! Can’t wait to see more reveals of this lovely kit!

Vicki Kroll
Vicki Kroll

January 06, 2019

I love shaker cards and this one is so very cool. Nicely done.

Robin P
Robin P

January 06, 2019

This card makes me feel like I could walk down Main St of some small town and see that exact window front. I love it.

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