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January My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway!

by Amy Tsuruta January 07, 2018 222 Comments

Hello again! We've come to the end of our countdown, leading up to the launch of the January My Monthly Hero kit tomorrow, Monday, January 8 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Remember to comment on each and every post as we'll be giving away a kit on Monday morning, before the release! Now join Amy as she shares another idea using the main kit...

I had so much fun with this month's kit. I've been enjoying making Valentine's Day Cards.

I combined the stamps from the main kit with the Brushstroke Bold Prints. The inks I used are Red Royal and Navy Blue.

My original plan wasn't to design a shaker card but I thought it would be a fun way to make the heart and sentiments POP. I used the Winter Sequin Mix. I'm a big fan of the Acetate Sheets.

Adding the sequins makes it such a festive design, don't you agree?

Do you spy the Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies and Nesting Circle Infinity Dies? The base is a panel from the Blush Mix Layering Papers.

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 of the comments left across all countdown posts and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, January 8th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks so much for visiting! One more sleep until release, yay!

 

 

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100 Responses

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

January 07, 2018

Yes, the sequins make the card extra special!

Paula Desmarais
Paula Desmarais

January 07, 2018

I cannot wait to see the whole kit!!!!!!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

January 07, 2018

That ampersand is fabulous! I’m thinking “love & marriage” or “you & me”! Can’t wait for the reveal!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

January 07, 2018

Oh my this ampersand sign is so fancy and cute!!

Sally Malec
Sally Malec

January 07, 2018

What a fun idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie christensen
Debbie christensen

January 07, 2018

Been following the countdown and can’t wait to see the kit

Flo
Flo

January 07, 2018

Love shaker cards. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Claudia N
Claudia N

January 07, 2018

Stunningly beautiful! Looking forward to the kit reveal!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

January 07, 2018

What a cool shaker! So great that the heart fits perfectly inside the circle!

Kathy R
Kathy R

January 07, 2018

Great shaker card! Anxious to see full kit.

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

January 07, 2018

Very fun shaker card, can’t wait to see all the goodies in the kit!

Julie O'Brien
Julie O'Brien

January 07, 2018

Cute card!

Sue S
Sue S

January 07, 2018

I can’t wait to get my kit.

Ljhart1968
Ljhart1968

January 07, 2018

Can’t wait to see the full kit. Love, love, love

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

January 07, 2018

Always love a pretty shaker card!

Naama E
Naama E

January 07, 2018

What a clever use of a shaker window! It really looks amazing! I also adore the color combination, so so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Toni L
Toni L

January 07, 2018

Like the spin on a shaker card using the heart as a front! Nice use of the infinity dies too!

Janet Dand
Janet Dand

January 07, 2018

A very creative valentine card. This kit appears to allow for a lot of beautiful use of words to create imaginative cards

Elizabeth Blunt
Elizabeth Blunt

January 07, 2018

Beautiful

Kiyomi
Kiyomi

January 07, 2018

Wow! I love this card ! so fun.

Kristen HH
Kristen HH

January 07, 2018

I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

FD91354
FD91354

January 07, 2018

Well, I can see a few sentiments and LOVE from the set.. and an Ink. Soon we’ll see the whole shebang.

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

January 07, 2018

Wonderful card, Amy! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Carole
Carole

January 07, 2018

Super sweet card. Love it!

Niralee Yeisley
Niralee Yeisley

January 07, 2018

Like the brushstroke stamp and the shaker card idea

Cha
Cha

January 07, 2018

I really love the colors, the navy, and the red! I can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Kathy
Kathy

January 07, 2018

Very clever

E Nelson
E Nelson

January 07, 2018

The navy and red are perfect colors for a Valentine. The sequins pick up on the colors nicely. Can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Kim Sharabba
Kim Sharabba

January 07, 2018

Ohhhh might have to look at that background stamp. I like it!

connie
connie

January 07, 2018

love it!

F. Andre
F. Andre

January 07, 2018

The background stamp created a fabulous effect. A beautiful dark blue combined with the red. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sujata
Sujata

January 07, 2018

That bold and is perfect main focus for this cards and the sequins do make the card festive

Sara N.
Sara N.

January 07, 2018

Beautiful! I love how you made it into a shaker card and the paper is very pretty!

Katherine
Katherine

January 07, 2018

Such a pretty card!

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

January 07, 2018

Love the colors and that beautiful “&” stamp! Can’t wait to see the full reveal!

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

January 07, 2018

Gorgeous shaker card! Love the brushstroke background. xxx

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

January 07, 2018

What a bold design! I can’t wait to see what all comes in the kit this month :)

Dana Bennett
Dana Bennett

January 07, 2018

I love the colours!
Would love to try
making this card!!
??

Ericka Strange
Ericka Strange

January 07, 2018

Great card! Love the colors and the shaker. So pretty!

ashley shaffer
ashley shaffer

January 07, 2018

oh i wish i could get add ons…..

laura
laura

January 07, 2018

very pretty Amy. I thought the paper just shouted out a flurry of motion. Perfect on a shaker card. Nice call.

Julia Piccard-Naughton
Julia Piccard-Naughton

January 07, 2018

I’m so excited. I love the color combo.

Anne-Laure
Anne-Laure

January 07, 2018

I really love the design of January’s kit and this is a festive card, I do agree ! ;)

Julia Plunkett
Julia Plunkett

January 07, 2018

Love the card especially the paper that you used!

Aisha Roberts
Aisha Roberts

January 07, 2018

Lovely card

Sue D
Sue D

January 07, 2018

Very festive with the sequins.

Kate B
Kate B

January 07, 2018

I love the heart layered over the shaker window – it really does help it to stand out! That brushstroke background also looks really interesting.

JanetB
JanetB

January 07, 2018

A perfect Valentine or Friendship card!

Kari Sturgill
Kari Sturgill

January 07, 2018

Love the brush strokes paper! I will be adding on that for sure. Can’t wait to see the entire kit!!!

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

January 07, 2018

Love that there is an ampersand in that scripty layered style! Great card!

Sue K
Sue K

January 07, 2018

Looove the color layering letters!

Julia D.
Julia D.

January 07, 2018

Lovely card! Can’t wait until tomorrow to see the whole kit. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Denise Kasbohm
Denise Kasbohm

January 07, 2018

Absolutely love the shaker idea!

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

January 07, 2018

Your card looks so fun! I can’t wait to start making cards with this new kit.

Ro
Ro

January 07, 2018

Very original. I am looking forward to tomorrow’d Kit reveal.

Crystal
Crystal

January 07, 2018

I really love the fonts we have seen in this release…hope there are lots more sentiments. Can’t wait to see what’s in the box! Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

karen t
karen t

January 07, 2018

I’m loving all of the sneak peeks! This is going to be an awesome kit!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

January 07, 2018

That is a really different Valentine using the brush stroke background makes it a touch more masculine.

Joy J.
Joy J.

January 07, 2018

Great shaker card! I love that brushstroke pattern! And the huge ampersand is beautiful. Can’t wait to see the reveal tomorrow!

katie
katie

January 07, 2018

Thank you for your card, I love the combination of the papers and the sequins. very pretty colours

Melba Smith
Melba Smith

January 07, 2018

I am loving all I have seen so far.

Terri Fain
Terri Fain

January 07, 2018

I love this card!

Adam S.
Adam S.

January 07, 2018

Nice use of a background stamp to enhance the kit. The Brushstrokes stamp goes nicely with the text stamping and cut out die.

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

January 07, 2018

Love that backgound! It really adds interest to this card. One more day—Yay!

Teddie
Teddie

January 07, 2018

Like the heart within the circle idea. And as always, the & symbol is so lovely.

Marjorie DUMONTIER
Marjorie DUMONTIER

January 07, 2018

That’s the perfect Valentine card !

Shannon
Shannon

January 07, 2018

I haven’t tried shaker cards yet – definitely need to!

Peege04
Peege04

January 07, 2018

Good to see more items from the kit!

Gwen S
Gwen S

January 07, 2018

What a beautiful card! I love it! ?

geri S.
geri S.

January 07, 2018

Love the brushstroke and backgrounds! Can’t hardly wait to see the kit!

Lindar C
Lindar C

January 07, 2018

This looks to be a very versatile kit!

Lauren
Lauren

January 07, 2018

Shakers are so fun!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

January 07, 2018

What a pretty shaker card design!

Tess Hackett
Tess Hackett

January 07, 2018

Can’t wait for the full reveal of this kit tomorrow. : D

Kial
Kial

January 07, 2018

That red ink is lovely. It is so hard to find a true red but this one comes close.

Ally Haggerty
Ally Haggerty

January 07, 2018

Love the overlay stamps!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

January 07, 2018

love the shaker element in the design!! can’t wait to see the kit!!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

January 07, 2018

Having just a peep of a shaker card is just as effective as seeing more shaker. Great job!

Tina Yang
Tina Yang

January 07, 2018

Love the background!

Susan King
Susan King

January 07, 2018

Oh sweet card. When I saw the combination of love and friendship I immediately thought of love and marriage and can’t wait to make a card for my hubby!

Marlene Twilley
Marlene Twilley

January 07, 2018

Good use of those infinity dies. I have all of the sets and love them. I like the combination of different script and various materials.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

January 07, 2018

Love the background and a shaker card too! Well done!

Louise R.
Louise R.

January 07, 2018

Wow, the brushstroke bold print really makes this card standout and a “must have” in my stash.

Golda
Golda

January 07, 2018

What a fun card! The shaker really does add a bit to it.

Sherri D Clifford
Sherri D Clifford

January 07, 2018

Lovely card. Looking forward to seeing the main kit

Celeste
Celeste

January 07, 2018

Love, love it all! I can’t wait till tomorrow!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

January 07, 2018

So nice to see other elements combined with the kit.
Love the colors used here.

Deborah Kaye
Deborah Kaye

January 07, 2018

Such a fun shaker card!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

January 07, 2018

Very nice card. Can’t wait to see the kit.

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

January 07, 2018

Can’t wait to see everything in this month’s kit.

Andrea Shell
Andrea Shell

January 07, 2018

Fabulous shaker card!

Jane Stewart
Jane Stewart

January 07, 2018

I really like the script font. I like how this card combined the love and friendship block print.

Brenda Kuder
Brenda Kuder

January 07, 2018

Love the brush strokes background.

Teresa Godines
Teresa Godines

January 07, 2018

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing

Linda M
Linda M

January 07, 2018

Great idea for a shaker card! The brush stroke print is really effective.

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

January 07, 2018

I must have the brushstroke bold prints background!!! It will be my add on this month!!

Belinda Wild
Belinda Wild

January 07, 2018

Hi! I just found out about your kits and I’d love to try them!

candy Hazzard
candy Hazzard

January 07, 2018

Love shaker cards,

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

January 07, 2018

I love that background!

Megan Fehr
Megan Fehr

January 07, 2018

ahh I’m so excited! I love the shaker card!