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January My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway!

by Janette Kausen January 04, 2019 524 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the January My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, January 7th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here through the weekend, 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 another look at this sweet kit.

This month's kit is so cheerful, it can't help but make you smile! Of course it can be used to create Valentine's projects, but the delightful spring feel is just darling and can be used for so much more. Is there ever a bad time to say I love you?

Begin by stamping the shop front in Cup O' Joe Mid-Tone Shadow ink for a dark, but more vintage feel than black, image on Kraft Layering Paper. Fussy cut center window or use kit included die. Color image, except awning, with colored pencils.

Stamp additional shop front in the same way and color awning with colored pencils. Fussy cut awning and adhere with dimensional adhesive over main image.

Stamp accessories in black and color simply with Copic markers, or again with colored pencils, if you prefer. Die cut images and adhere in place, some with dimensional adhesive, some without. Heat emboss kit included sentiment in white.

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!

I can't wait to see what you create! Happy crafting and we'll see you soon!





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100 Responses

Valerie Williford
Valerie Williford

January 09, 2019

Love this set!

sharon l
sharon l

January 08, 2019

I love the colors.So soft but a guy would lie it too.

Liz Ford
Liz Ford

January 07, 2019

Janette, your card is so wonderful and soft, and romantic! Makes me want to go get some flowers right now and put them in a big vase! Or stand under that awesome colored awning and gaze into the storefront and think of all the flowers I should get and pass out to all the wonderful people I know! A most wonderful card and so fun!

CCLady
CCLady

January 07, 2019

I like having it on Kraft card stock and the pop of color. Very nice

Cindy Morgan
Cindy Morgan

January 07, 2019

I love 💕 your design❣️👏🏻🌟 Looks so cheery and bright!

Tanna Lohouse
Tanna Lohouse

January 07, 2019

Beautiful card!!

Marti
Marti

January 07, 2019

Love the pop of pink!

Donna Holloway
Donna Holloway

January 07, 2019

I adore your shop front. It’s so warm and inviting. I’d love to make a version of your card. Thank you for sharing

Karen L K
Karen L K

January 07, 2019

This is such a great looking card! Love the kraft paper, your coloring and the shop scene!

Tawanna
Tawanna

January 07, 2019

Nice card. I love the look of colored pencils on kraft.

Lana
Lana

January 07, 2019

I really like the vintagey look of this scene, with the kraft cardstock and pencil coloring!

Shannon
Shannon

January 07, 2019

The kraft paper and colored pencil combo is amazing – beautiful card!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

January 07, 2019

I love the dimension with the awning and the red on kraft!

Jeanette Y
Jeanette Y

January 06, 2019

Beautiful image and lovely coloring on kraft paper!
mjy8888 at yahoo. dot ca

Bessie Phillips
Bessie Phillips

January 06, 2019

I live this on the kraft paper

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

January 06, 2019

I agree, I don’t think there is ever a bad time to say “I love you” and this card does it perfectly! Thanks for the inspiration Janette!

Linda Reilly
Linda Reilly

January 06, 2019

Love the kraft color! Such a nice alternative to the usual white card bases.

Flo
Flo

January 06, 2019

Love the image on kraft and colored with pencils. Cute.

Glenn Zdziarski
Glenn Zdziarski

January 06, 2019

Love using the kraft paper throughout- it really changes the whole look of the card. Great job!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

January 06, 2019

Wow. Love the vintage vibe with the Kraft card stock!

Glenna
Glenna

January 06, 2019

Love the craft paper. Makes it so warm and beautiful.

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

January 06, 2019

Beautiful!! Love the awning; it’s fabulous!

Lorena Holmes
Lorena Holmes

January 06, 2019

Love the shadow on the awning. Very cute card!

Susan Young
Susan Young

January 06, 2019

Love the kraft card with a little pop of color! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carly
Carly

January 06, 2019

Love this!!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

January 06, 2019

Very cute! Love the scene and great coloring on kraft!

Rebecca Hood
Rebecca Hood

January 06, 2019

Very nice and as you said, it does have a vintage feel!

Tonia
Tonia

January 06, 2019

That awning is so cute! And I really like that this is done on draft paper. Well done!

Julie
Julie

January 06, 2019

I love this on the craft card stock

Marcia Mroczynski
Marcia Mroczynski

January 06, 2019

Great card! Love the pink & kraft together. Can’t wait to see the whole kit!
marcia m

Marcia Mroczynski
Marcia Mroczynski

January 06, 2019

Great card! Love the pink & kraft together. Can’t wait to see the whole kit!
marcia m

Audre G
Audre G

January 06, 2019

Lovely. Is it too soon to be longing for Spring?

BARBARA PATRICK
BARBARA PATRICK

January 06, 2019

Gorgeous! Love the brown tones.

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

January 06, 2019

I love kraft card stock and I love this card! This kit is just so pretty. Can’t wait to order on Monday!

Johna
Johna

January 06, 2019

oh, WOW! You have wonderful coloring skills! This is absolutely amazing!

Colleen Rutledge
Colleen Rutledge

January 06, 2019

What a sweet card!

Emma Sleppy
Emma Sleppy

January 06, 2019

Great card, love the kraft idea!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

January 06, 2019

Such a pretty card!! :)

hwgang
hwgang

January 06, 2019

I love the small details. The flowers in pots. The birdcage.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

January 06, 2019

What a gorgeous card – I love the colouring on the awning!

Hannah
Hannah

January 06, 2019

I love the coloring of this card

JoAnn Markham
JoAnn Markham

January 06, 2019

Very nice!!! Love the use of Kraft paper and brown ink!

Tanya Howard
Tanya Howard

January 06, 2019

Pink is my favorite color!! .. and it looks so pretty with the kraft! <3

Kat
Kat

January 06, 2019

Using that vintage-y color to stamp with just creates the coolest effect EVER!!! Must keep that in mind! And I just LOVE the pop of pink on the kraft cardstock.

Tanya Howard
Tanya Howard

January 06, 2019

Soo pretty!! I love it! I’m so excited to see the whole kit.

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

January 06, 2019

Janette, I love how this card is done on Kraft and the pinks! It’s beautiful!!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

January 06, 2019

I never would have thought to color a cafe scene on craft cardstock, but it so works! And, the touches of pink in the awning and flowers gives the card just the right pop of color. Love the card!

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

January 06, 2019

What a simple and sweet card! Can’t wait to see the kit! tfs

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

January 06, 2019

I love the natural look of the card, then that pop of shiny color! Just beautiful.

Mateja P
Mateja P

January 06, 2019

Beautiful colouring. Love it :)

Colleen Beamish
Colleen Beamish

January 06, 2019

Love the monotone with a touch of color!

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

January 06, 2019

This makes me think of someone’s big window of their home! I’m really in love with this kit! It seems so versatile for so many things, shop window, house window, etc… Love the card, you are so right this has the very vintage feel to it :)

Eleanor Chua
Eleanor Chua

January 06, 2019

So love this card, it’s so beautiful. Can’t wait to get my kit.

Charlene
Charlene

January 06, 2019

Such a sweet card! I love how the awning pops! I adore layered cards.

Marlene Twilley
Marlene Twilley

January 06, 2019

I am in love with this kit. I can think of at least a dozen ways to use. It will be so much fun to use. Congratulations to HA for the unique design. Love how you colored it with colored pencils giving the card a soft touch. You are correct. You cannot see this card without smiling.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

January 06, 2019

That card is so cute! I love the pink and the white on craft paper!

Paulette Redemske
Paulette Redemske

January 06, 2019

Nostalgic magic, sweet and simple.

Catherine
Catherine

January 06, 2019

The colors pop on the chosen background. Very attractive.

Debbie Br
Debbie Br

January 06, 2019

Love your card! The awning is practically jumping off the page.

Lori O.
Lori O.

January 06, 2019

I love the versatility of this set. It looks like it may be perfect for year-round, with a quick change of the surrounding stamps.

Melissa
Melissa

January 06, 2019

Excellent card!

Lagene
Lagene

January 06, 2019

Awesome stamps, I love your pink & white awning against the kraft!

Phoebe
Phoebe

January 06, 2019

Very nice card!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

January 06, 2019

I love craft card stock. Especially when you use colored pencils on it. Beautiful card.

Lisa G
Lisa G

January 06, 2019

Simply beautiful! The touch of color against the craft looks so nice!

Sue Adams
Sue Adams

January 06, 2019

I love the look of this card on kraft cardstock & the awning really pops! Love it!!

Amanda W
Amanda W

January 06, 2019

Beautiful card! I love your coloring.

Viveca V.
Viveca V.

January 06, 2019

Your coloring of the awning makes it look 3D. You created a beautiful card. I feel like I can feel the texture of the awning’s fabric.

Lieve S
Lieve S

January 06, 2019

What a warm, cosy, good-feeling-card !!
It makes me smile, thanks !

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

January 06, 2019

love the coloring on Kraft look – very nice:)

Neshia W
Neshia W

January 06, 2019

Simply beautiful. I love what you did with the awning.

LBSue
LBSue

January 06, 2019

I love how soft this card looks. It is simply lovely and so warm and friendly.

Christine Welch
Christine Welch

January 06, 2019

Love the Kraft card stock, gives it a unique look 💖

Debroh Murphy
Debroh Murphy

January 06, 2019

This is an awesome technique. Thank you!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

January 06, 2019

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

Vicki Kroll
Vicki Kroll

January 06, 2019

This card is great. Love everything you did. It really stands out.

Keionna Baker
Keionna Baker

January 06, 2019

I love the look of craft cardstock! It give an amazing vintage type feel!

Robin P
Robin P

January 06, 2019

I love this card. Fussy cutting the awning and adding it with foam gives it such dimension.

Joni Mastronardi
Joni Mastronardi

January 06, 2019

Love this card on craft paper!

Rosalie Johnson
Rosalie Johnson

January 06, 2019

this is such an adorable card – love all the elements!

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

January 06, 2019

Lovely card. The store front looks great. I especially love the awning.

Tracy L Clark
Tracy L Clark

January 06, 2019

Beautiful card. I love the coloring.

Julie O'Brien
Julie O'Brien

January 06, 2019

Cute. Has a French feel to it. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Dingerson
Melissa Dingerson

January 06, 2019

Love love love this card kit.

Jean Goodrich
Jean Goodrich

January 06, 2019

Love the design and dimension!

Carrie C.
Carrie C.

January 06, 2019

Great color scheme! Looking forward to seeing the full kit!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

January 06, 2019

I love the coloring on Kraft cardstock. So adorable!!

Carol
Carol

January 06, 2019

Oh this window is SOOO cute!! I love it stamped on that kraft paper!! I’m getting excited for this kit!!!!!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

January 06, 2019

I love the window. I remember when there were several windows and doors with lots of accessories. I can see this one going beyond Valentine’s Day into the entire year. I love the Kraft cardstock you used.

Michelle
Michelle

January 06, 2019

Love this set!

Patt H.
Patt H.

January 06, 2019

So pretty, Janette! Love the muted cors with the bright cheery awning!

Florie
Florie

January 06, 2019

Vintage it’s always good for ever ocasion, Janette, this is why your card look so neet. I don’t understand why fuzzy cut the window if the die it’s included, thought. Love it, tfs.

Linda trace
Linda trace

January 06, 2019

I love the colours on this so so much

Myriam V
Myriam V

January 06, 2019

Very nice. Love the dimension you gave to the awning.

Tanja Souter
Tanja Souter

January 06, 2019

Lovely colouring on your card.

RoZee
RoZee

January 06, 2019

This card design is so inviting…just wanna smell the flowers.

Carlijn
Carlijn

January 06, 2019

Great coloring on kraft! ♡

Patricia Piper
Patricia Piper

January 06, 2019

I want to go in and sit down and rest.

Kim Alston
Kim Alston

January 06, 2019

So creative!

Deanne
Deanne

January 06, 2019

The card is so cute. I think the little birdcage adds an extra special touch. Amazing.

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