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January My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse January 05, 2020 201 Comments

We are one sleep away from the release of the January My Monthly Hero Kit! The kit will be available Monday, January 6 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Ilina, who is sharing the final look at this fabulous kit!

Hi everyone! Ilina here sharing another peek of the new My Monthly Hero kit. This month features stand alone dies which are very detailed and amazing along with a 4x6 stamp set with many sentiments for all occasions. Also there is a pink sparkle embossing powder and Aqua Glimmer Metallic Ink in the kit!

I started with what supposed to be one card and ended up with six. To make the cards you will need to use the newsprint block background stamp from the set and stamp it in Soft Granite and Intens-ified Black inks onto Dove White cardstock pieces measuring 4" x 5 1/4".

Once stamped, die cut a bunch of the elements from the die set from Dove White, Peony, Cherry, Paradise and Pesto cardstock. Using the Aqua Glimmer Metallic Ink, color the butterfly, and using Clear Embossing and Watermark ink, apply the pink sparkle embossing powder on the butterfly and flower.

I used Moss, Red Royal and Soft Pink to apply some ink onto the other die cuts to get little bit more depth. 

Once you have all the die cut elements adhere to the previously stamped panels.

Stamp sentiments onto Pitch Black cardstock using Clear Embossing and Watermark ink and emboss in white. Die cut with the strip die that comes in the kit. Adhere to panels. Adhere panels to Pitch Black top folding note cards and add some enamel dots for added interest. 

Thank you for stopping by and hope you are inspired! 

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





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Cindy Wilson
Cindy Wilson

January 15, 2020

Love the effect of one item per card.

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January 13, 2020

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Debby
Debby

January 07, 2020

Beautiful flowers and I love the simplicity of one focal image in front of the newsprint!

Michelle
Michelle

January 07, 2020

What an amazing kit, once again. I love all of the creative possibilities! LOVE!

Nicola Lubbe
Nicola Lubbe

January 06, 2020

Love you MMH kits. Have bought several and play with them frequently. Keep up the great job!

Jane Rappleyea
Jane Rappleyea

January 06, 2020

I’ve always like Hero Arts and the simple creative cards.
Quick and easy to make.
Thank you Ilina for your talent in cardmaking.

Debbie Wilson
Debbie Wilson

January 06, 2020

These cards are great. Love the idea with the newsprint stamp. Thanks for your creativity. I think I could do this.

Kathy Lane
Kathy Lane

January 06, 2020

Your cards look like they could be shown as a set. Very inventive!

Carol McCready
Carol McCready

January 06, 2020

These cards are so pretty they can be framed and wall mounted for art pieces.

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

January 06, 2020

Wow that looks so cool against the newsprint-like sentiments

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

January 06, 2020

Love the test background on these cards. Looks very classy and special.

Leslie Spring
Leslie Spring

January 06, 2020

I cards! Great products! Thank you!

Debbi Smith
Debbi Smith

January 06, 2020

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

Tanna Lohouse
Tanna Lohouse

January 06, 2020

These are some truly beautiful cards)!! Stunning!!

P Wilson
P Wilson

January 06, 2020

These cards make me really anticipate spring. And, I am so in love with white sentiments on black card
stock. Very pretty.

Julia M
Julia M

January 06, 2020

Spring is coming! Beautiful flowers! You can smell their fragrance!

Cheryl Sager
Cheryl Sager

January 06, 2020

These cards are stunning – - look as if they are framed prints to be hung up!

Julie Gastelum
Julie Gastelum

January 06, 2020

Wow, these are just gorgeous. I love that newsprint stamp. Will have to look into that one. Thank you for the inspiration.

Mary
Mary

January 06, 2020

Can’t wait to try these beautiful dies!

Jessica Haines
Jessica Haines

January 06, 2020

I like how you’ve shown how to use these floral dies as the main focus on the card. Very pretty.

jill allard
jill allard

January 06, 2020

i really like these cards the butterfly stamp is so pretty .. i would be so happy if i won so many ideas in my head

rachel duong
rachel duong

January 06, 2020

I love these cards. They are so neat with the background being the newsprint image.

Karen Brown
Karen Brown

January 06, 2020

Such a beautiful trio of cards!

Bweh Merrill
Bweh Merrill

January 06, 2020

I love the simplistic elegance to these cards. What a great way to incorporate so many elements of this card kit.

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

January 06, 2020

Your cards are great! So simple but very eye-catching. Thanks for sharing your creative card idea with us.

Lynn
Lynn

January 06, 2020

I am very much inspired by your cards. These would be perfect for your stash to have on hand for last minute card giving. The design is classic & with the appropriate sentiment, could work for any occasion. I will definitely be making a few cards inspired by yours.

ESTELLE PALUMBO
ESTELLE PALUMBO

January 06, 2020

COOOOL. An other style, i love too. This set is very versatile, it is made for all.I can’t wait for this evening (in FRANCE).

Carol H
Carol H

January 06, 2020

What a great idea. So versatile! Love these.

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

January 06, 2020

Nature in all it’s glory – such lovely cards!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

January 06, 2020

How fabulous really looking forward to this kit

K. Eley
K. Eley

January 06, 2020

Love when you can sit down and create multiple beautiful cards like this!! It doesn’t happen often enough for me lol. Can’t wait to get my kit and give it a try though! Thanks for sharing and I can’t wait to see the full release tomorrow!

kiyomi
kiyomi

January 06, 2020

I love that each die has such presence. The black frame works great with the newspaper print !

Karen L K
Karen L K

January 06, 2020

What a great design! I love that newsprint behind each image. Each image pops with color and is a very nice look.

Allie
Allie

January 06, 2020

A very pretty CAS card Illina. So looking forward to this kit! May the countdown begin!

Di Brown
Di Brown

January 06, 2020

A beautiful collection, love the black and white with the splash of colour,

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

January 06, 2020

Pretty & elegant CAS cards.

Alanna P.
Alanna P.

January 06, 2020

These cards are so pretty that I could see them being used as framed artwork! Can’t wait to get this kit!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

January 05, 2020

I love the simple yet elegant look to these cards. What a fabulous idea for giving as a gift to someone who could use cards for any occasion.

Samantha Collins
Samantha Collins

January 05, 2020

I’m loving the design of these cards! They look simple and elegant! I do love the newspaper look to the backgrounds!

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

January 05, 2020

That newsprint background stamp looks AMAZING! And I can totally relate to the struggle of sitting down to make one card and ending up with six… Thanks for sharing your lovely cards, I can’t wait to see the full kit release tomorrow!

tina z. treebug
tina z. treebug

January 05, 2020

so beautiful and amazing design!

karenajo
karenajo

January 05, 2020

The newsprint makes a great background for your cards! Love the pretty butterfly and all the flowers in this kit – wonderful cards!

Julie Busch
Julie Busch

January 05, 2020

Love the color against the newsprint background!

Eva
Eva

January 05, 2020

This cards are so beautiful – I love the background newspaper stamp! Can‘t wait to see the whole kit!!

Angie O'Dell
Angie O'Dell

January 05, 2020

What a beautiful design!

Laurie Brown
Laurie Brown

January 05, 2020

Oh gorgeous set of cards!! Love the design and the newsprint element a lot. The flowers butterfly and sentiments are awesome!! Can’t wait to see the kit!

Carrie Carver
Carrie Carver

January 05, 2020

Oh I love these! Beautifully designed!

KatiC
KatiC

January 05, 2020

These cards are so pretty, I thought they were framed art!!! My favorite is the pink butterfly. I can’t wait for the full reveal of this kit!!!

Amy Dienes
Amy Dienes

January 05, 2020

Great ideas with the backgrounds!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

January 05, 2020

Beautiful, clean designs. This looks like an awesome new kit.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

January 05, 2020

The text backgrounds are classic. Nice images, too. Just a bit of color.

Michele W
Michele W

January 05, 2020

Love the clean and simple look of these cards. This set of cards would make a great gift. Thanks for the inspiration! Looking forward to see the full kit reveal tomorrow!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

January 05, 2020

Beautiful cards! I’m really excited for this kit!

Michelle
Michelle

January 05, 2020

I love the newsprint stamp!! Can wait or this release!

Camala Aydelotte
Camala Aydelotte

January 05, 2020

Love this idea for beautiful notecard sets!!!

Ellen Fayard
Ellen Fayard

January 05, 2020

I love the newsprint background! Hope I can get the kit before it sells out because it really looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Nonie
Nonie

January 05, 2020

Love these, all so very pretty.

Wendy C
Wendy C

January 05, 2020

I love the simplicity of these cards! They are gorgeous!

Karin W
Karin W

January 05, 2020

These are very classy cards!

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

January 05, 2020

Love the way you used the newsprint background.

Susan B
Susan B

January 05, 2020

Love the newsprint!

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

January 05, 2020

Love the background stamp and the large sentiments!

Shannon
Shannon

January 05, 2020

I am blown away! The newsprint behind the focal die images is amazing! Beautifully done!

Claudia N
Claudia N

January 05, 2020

Beautiful trio of cards!! Perfect for mass producing and adding sentiments as needed for the occasion. Can’t wait to see the full kit reveal tomorrow.

Eva N
Eva N

January 05, 2020

Great idea. The newsprint background is a perfect highlight for the flowers on your cards.

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

January 05, 2020

Great ideas for card that come together quickly and look amazing.

Lindar C
Lindar C

January 05, 2020

wow! these are so nice!

Mary g
Mary g

January 05, 2020

Such a sweet idea. It could be used for a pretty card set for a friend.

Madeline L
Madeline L

January 05, 2020

Love the background. It makes the images really standout.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

January 05, 2020

Beautiful cards. Can’t wait for the kit!

JillT
JillT

January 05, 2020

Just beautiful! Love the bits of color with black and white

Kate
Kate

January 05, 2020

I put the release on my calendar! Looking forward to seeing it.

NWFlamingo
NWFlamingo

January 05, 2020

these would make a nifty gift! Very nice.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

January 05, 2020

Love all of your cards—the clean lines and the simplicity of all of them, make them a great way to knock out some beautiful, quick cards when needed. Your coloring is also beautiful.Really looking forward to the release of this kit tomorrow. All of you who have designed for the 6 sneak peeks have done tremendous work in showcasing this months kit.

Gale Thompson
Gale Thompson

January 05, 2020

This is a nice out of the bouquet way to use this kit!

Andrea B
Andrea B

January 05, 2020

Oh, these are my favorite cards from all of the sneak peeks. They are gorgeous!

JoSi
JoSi

January 05, 2020

I love the clean look of the black and white with just a pop of color.

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

January 05, 2020

I can’t wait to try the ideas above! I am so excited to get a newsprint block in the kit!

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

January 05, 2020

OK, I’m sold. I love that one can make so many cards so easily with this kit. I also love seeing all the ideas shown over the past three days as each one was so unique, classy and beautiful. Thank you All ladies for the inspiration.

Lyndi
Lyndi

January 05, 2020

Cute cards.

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

January 05, 2020

Love these cards!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

January 05, 2020

Great cards for mass producing to have Thank you or sympathy or Just a note cards. Great Idea.

Candi
Candi

January 05, 2020

Love the graphic design of these cards.

Kathy A
Kathy A

January 05, 2020

Nice seeing the dies used like that. Elegant and clean cards

Sherry
Sherry

January 05, 2020

Simple and beautiful ❤️

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

January 05, 2020

Oh my Gosh, OMG, holy Moly these cards are STUNNING and would look beautiful as a design grouping on a wall. I will definitely recreate these!

Julia D.
Julia D.

January 05, 2020

Great cards! Love that background stamp. Can’t wait until tomorrow to see the whole kit! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Elaine Hawley
Elaine Hawley

January 05, 2020

Using a background stamp makes the flower and butterfly really pop!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

January 05, 2020

Love the design of these cards with the text in the background. :) Can’t wait to see the full reveal tomorrow.

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

January 05, 2020

This is really nice way to use the newsprint stamp

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

January 05, 2020

Very nice, I think they would be amazing framed and hung in a group. Thanks for the inspiration,

Lindarub
Lindarub

January 05, 2020

Love the cards!

Kortney Wilson
Kortney Wilson

January 05, 2020

These would make a beautiful set of cards to give as a gift! 💗

Deborah Cooper
Deborah Cooper

January 05, 2020

Your cards are wonderful! This looks like a great kit!

Anne B
Anne B

January 05, 2020

Love these. Thought they were home decor items to start with and I think they’d display beautifully.

Sherry
Sherry

January 05, 2020

Hi Ilina,

You’re card creations using Jan 2020 MMH are brilliant! I love that you could make so many cards at once using the same idea from one kit.

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

January 05, 2020

These cards are beautiful! I’m getting excited about this kit!

Marty Harris
Marty Harris

January 05, 2020

This kit keeps surprising me. Now, newsprint background on top of everything else. Oh my, I love it!! Great cards, Ilina.

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

January 05, 2020

Wow, these are beautiful! I love the graphic look of the text in the background and then the pops of color or the flowers, etc.

Sherry Shelton
Sherry Shelton

January 05, 2020

These cards look so nice. I can’t wait to see the kit.

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