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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!





Janette Kausen
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100 Responses

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

January 05, 2019

I’ve got to try this with a different color base.

VickiB
VickiB

January 05, 2019

What a cute idea – good for any occasion!

Martine Bykowski
Martine Bykowski

January 05, 2019

How inviting!
So looking forward to the release… or if i win the kit! 🙂
I would make these for my sisters as it reminds me of our visit to see family in Alsace!

marjorie travers
marjorie travers

January 05, 2019

Love the dimensionals of the awning

Diane
Diane

January 05, 2019

Love, Love, Love the little flower shop with all the details.Thanks.

Leslie A Averill
Leslie A Averill

January 05, 2019

Great spring card I love it.

Anna Starr
Anna Starr

January 05, 2019

Gorgeous card!

Becky Partan
Becky Partan

January 05, 2019

I really like the shop window stamps. Cute card.

Sharaine
Sharaine

January 05, 2019

Can’t wait, looks so French, oo la la

Sharon Howell
Sharon Howell

January 05, 2019

This looks like a fun kit for the upcoming Valentines Day!

Maria Nyce
Maria Nyce

January 05, 2019

WOW!!! I absolutely love this card, especially the way the awning is attached, it looks 3D!!! Great kit, I look forward to seeing the complete release!!! Great job & thanks for sharing!!!

Carol L
Carol L

January 05, 2019

Using craft paper was a great alternative to black or white paper; love the vintage feel!

Jeannie Kampa
Jeannie Kampa

January 05, 2019

Love the card and colors… great coloring!!

Gloria Rowden
Gloria Rowden

January 05, 2019

So, so pretty. Flower shops just make everyone smile and this one is so versatile. I am sure the recipient will love it and I will have fun constructing it.

Stephanie German
Stephanie German

January 05, 2019

Really a cute card. Love the Shabby Chic look of the storefront.

Neeta Rancourt
Neeta Rancourt

January 05, 2019

Beautiful. The kraft layering paper really makes the pink pop!

jane
jane

January 05, 2019

Just adorable

Cheri
Cheri

January 05, 2019

Darling card……simple & charming! I’m very excited about this month’s ‘gardening’ theme Kit! With several more month’s of winter to come – we can ‘craft away’ on pretty floral things!

Norma
Norma

January 05, 2019

So cute. Can’t wait till spring

Leah Gililland
Leah Gililland

January 05, 2019

Lovely! Getting excited for Valentine’s day!!

Charly
Charly

January 05, 2019

Beautiful color palette! Thanks for sharing such a great inspiration.

Julie L
Julie L

January 05, 2019

Such a pretty card. I love the storefront/awning die and your vintage color choices.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

January 05, 2019

This is a wonderful card. I think this kit will be well used.

Kris K.
Kris K.

January 05, 2019

Wow! Another great peak!! Super excited about this kit!

Julia
Julia

January 05, 2019

Really love the store front and all the elements of this card!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

January 05, 2019

I love the vintage feel of the card. The kraft paper works so well for this look. So many things could be done with the storefront.

Julia
Julia

January 05, 2019

I love the store front and bicycle! Also the simplicity you used in the colors. Just the right amount to make the white pop! Great job!

Antoinette Blogg
Antoinette Blogg

January 05, 2019

Love the craft card stock! The colors really pop.

Karenajo
Karenajo

January 05, 2019

Great card- love it on Kraft cardstock! This looks like a very versatile kit!

Tina
Tina

January 05, 2019

The color pencil coloring gives it a great vintage feel. Nice change from always seeing marker or watercolor.

Karen Baugh
Karen Baugh

January 05, 2019

This looks like such a fun kit!

Marie Stuart
Marie Stuart

January 05, 2019

Such a darling card with the shop front. Love using the kraft papers

demra collingwood
demra collingwood

January 05, 2019

I love this monthly kit, hope to order or even better win one. This could be used for many occasions.

DDebbie Quinonss
DDebbie Quinonss

January 05, 2019

I really want this set.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

January 05, 2019

this kit looks absolutely gorgeous! love this gorgeous card!

Anne Snelgrove
Anne Snelgrove

January 05, 2019

This card is so charming that my mind is spinning with ideas for the kit. I love the springtime feel and the usefulness of this kit for something other than Valentine’s Day.

Dee Fisher
Dee Fisher

January 05, 2019

I am really loving this kit for January. It is so cheerful and spring looking.

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

January 05, 2019

Just lovely, Janette! So excited for this kit!

Jane cordell
Jane cordell

January 05, 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like spring….lots of flowers

Kiyomi
Kiyomi

January 05, 2019

it looks like there are many detail options to choose from in the kit!
the Shop front is so cute.

Ginni DelPiano
Ginni DelPiano

January 05, 2019

Love the idea of the watering can on the window sill. Since I collect watering cans and love plants and flowers this kit is sure to be a favorite of mine. Love it Janette.

Ginni DelPiano
Ginni DelPiano

January 05, 2019

Love the idea of the watering can on the window sill. Since I collect watering cans and love plants and flowers this kit is sure to be a favorite of mine. Love it Janette.

Jan Elmore
Jan Elmore

January 05, 2019

I am a lover of all things ‘kraft’ and this card is amazing and awesome!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

January 05, 2019

Fantastic. So elegant.
Love the muted tones. The shiny
awning is very pretty.
thanks for sharing
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Ang
Ang

January 05, 2019

Cute card! Love the kraft paper look.

Frances A Thorpe
Frances A Thorpe

January 05, 2019

Beautiful card.Thank you for the inspirtion.

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

January 05, 2019

This is gorgeous. I love the kraft paper.

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

January 05, 2019

I love the splash of color against the kraft paper! Such a subtle yet standout card!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

January 05, 2019

I love the layers! I can see possible shaker cards for my grandchildren! Thanks for sharing

Joan
Joan

January 05, 2019

Beautiful card. Love the bird cage and hanging basket. Lots of possibilities for this kit! Thanks.

Marjorie Peila
Marjorie Peila

January 05, 2019

Beautiful!

JoAnn
JoAnn

January 05, 2019

This kit is very versatile. It is a lovely card design with the colorful awning center stage.

Dot Schwarze
Dot Schwarze

January 05, 2019

The card is beautiful. I love the use of brown ink on kraft paper.

Beverly COLEMAN
Beverly COLEMAN

January 05, 2019

I’m really liking this card on the Kraft paper. The card emphasizes the cute details of the stamp. This kit looks like a winner!

Sarah Mix
Sarah Mix

January 05, 2019

Looks like a fabulous kit. So excited to see it all!

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

January 05, 2019

Love the images I have seen so far. This kit looks very versatile.

Nancy Dailey
Nancy Dailey

January 05, 2019

I love the use of colored pencils. Soft look! I needed some ideas for using them and love how they blend well on kraft paper!

Erika Hayes
Erika Hayes

January 05, 2019

Love the Kraft on this,. Lovely images

Teena
Teena

January 05, 2019

Love the card! Pink awning! Who would have thought with craft paper!

Dawn McCormick
Dawn McCormick

January 05, 2019

I think the Shoppe Card is so cute. The awning really catches your eye.

DonnaA
DonnaA

January 05, 2019

I too love using kraft paper. The image stand out more and I love the colored envelope; it makes the card even more special.

Henriétte
Henriétte

January 05, 2019

Gorgeous Janette, what a lovely scene. Your awning looks so real. Can’t wait to see more of this awesome Kit.
Thank you for showing.

Barbara Kohn
Barbara Kohn

January 05, 2019

The awning really pops off the craft paper background, lovely card and can’t wait for flower shopping in the spring!

Eva N
Eva N

January 05, 2019

Your coloring brings the scene to life. I definitely can imagine using this shop window for lots of occasions.

Carol Krup
Carol Krup

January 05, 2019

I love the colors on this card. So pretty. And the frame is different and fresh.

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

January 05, 2019

The craft paper enhances the beautiful storefront – terrific card!

Susan
Susan

January 05, 2019

WOW! Love the elements of this kit. Can’t wait to get started with it!

Iggy
Iggy

January 05, 2019

This kit really caught my eye.

Danny Z
Danny Z

January 05, 2019

Love the softness of the coloring.

Tess Redel
Tess Redel

January 05, 2019

This is so cute Janette. I love everything about this card and especially the way you colored it (the awning is my favorite). Thank you.

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

January 05, 2019

So cute Janette! The kraft paper really gives your scene a nice organic feel and I love the sentiment embossed in white to make it pop! The hanging and potted plants are just adorable!

Brenda in IN
Brenda in IN

January 05, 2019

I love that awning and milk can with flowers. Oh my gosh, this is a great kit.

Dawn Thompson
Dawn Thompson

January 05, 2019

I LOVE that storefront – it is the cutest… and those containers – AWESOME

jay converse
jay converse

January 05, 2019

Really like the look of the brown ink for this card, a really good idea It does mak ea a difference in how it looks

candgmom
candgmom

January 05, 2019

What a beautiful vintage look you get when you use kraft color card stock. I especially like the bird cage and hanging plant.

Nikki
Nikki

January 05, 2019

This card is so beautifully made! I LOVE how the awning pops, the colors are so great. I am super excited to get my kit!

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

January 05, 2019

I love, love, love the awning it is so cute. this card is adorable I know I will case it!!!!

Lisa
Lisa

January 05, 2019

I love that store front stamp! It can be used for so many things, and it is perfect for spring! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

nancy f
nancy f

January 05, 2019

Great card. Really love the monthly kits.

Marjorie Durbrow
Marjorie Durbrow

January 05, 2019

Love this card and can not wait for this kit to be released!

Teresa  Selby
Teresa Selby

January 05, 2019

Lovely card. I like the craft paper you used and it makes my heart pitter patter. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

January 05, 2019

Such an adorable card!
Thanks so much for sharing…

Janet Dand
Janet Dand

January 05, 2019

Beautiful little shop front card. Could be used for birthdays, weddings,mothers day cards. Very versatile!

Jenni
Jenni

January 05, 2019

Really loved the coloring on the kraft paper. Such beautiful dimension on the awning. Great job!

Joyce Mcintosh
Joyce Mcintosh

January 05, 2019

Love your card! I love the Kraft paper with the subtle colors.

Teri Frank
Teri Frank

January 05, 2019

What an awesome card! I especially like the way you colored the awning.

Teri S.
Teri S.

January 05, 2019

Oh my goodness Janette! This card has just sold me on the kit!! I LOVE it!!!

Toni F
Toni F

January 05, 2019

Would send this card to remind my son of his honeymoon in Paris, as if he needed reminding.

Marianne B in AZ
Marianne B in AZ

January 05, 2019

Making your card from Kraft card stock changes everything! I love the way it looks like the card is from a time long ago, when putting the same thing on white wouldn’t achieve the same look. Perhaps your inspiration will remind me that I don’t always have to stamp on white and sometimes there are some better and more beautiful choices! Thank you for today’s post!

Karrie Lasater
Karrie Lasater

January 05, 2019

Love how the awning stands out with your beautiful coloring and shading! Can’t wait to see this whole release!!

Mary
Mary

January 05, 2019

I love the colors on this card. I am looking forward to this month’s kit reveal.

Teri Wilson
Teri Wilson

January 05, 2019

This set is sooo sweet! Love your design.

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

January 05, 2019

Pretty card! I love the color scheme!

Linda L Fredrick
Linda L Fredrick

January 05, 2019

Very cute, I rarely think about using colored pencils for coloring, going to give this a try.

Didi Leonard
Didi Leonard

January 05, 2019

So pretty done on the Kraft cardstock. It’s amazing how well the colours pop on the awning. This reminds me of the August kit (which I never got (there was a mix-up) so I’m really looking forward to getting this one. You did a beautiful job here!

Marianne
Marianne

January 05, 2019

So sweet. Cannot wait to see more of this kit.

Judy Conklin
Judy Conklin

January 05, 2019

Loved the colors and I always love Copic coloring.

Annette
Annette

January 05, 2019

Cute card. Looking forward to release.

Tammy
Tammy

January 05, 2019

I really like this card and I am not a fan of Kraft card stock but it works here and so pretty with that pink awning.

Cyndee
Cyndee

January 05, 2019

Love the color combo on this card! Can’t wait to see what the kit looks like!