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January My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Michelle Short January 04, 2020 309 Comments

Hello and welcome back to the countdown to the release of the January My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, January 6th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here all weekend sharing peeks. Now let's join Michelle for another look at this wonderful kit!

Hello there, as soon as I saw this kit, I knew that I wanted a layered design but still kept quite clean and simple and I think the dies in the kit work perfectly for this. I started off my card by die cutting the envelope die from the kit using Classic Vellum Layering Paper and folded the sides up to create the envelope. 

Thank You by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I then took the buttterfly die and cut this from Hero Hues Arctic Premium Cardstock. I wanted the middle of the butterfly to be a little darker so I blended on some Pool Party Reactive Ink and then spritzed it using White Iridescent Shimmer Spray. I die cut one of the leaf dies in the kit twice from Hero Hues Kiwi Premium Cardstock and adhered them to the envelope using a small amount of Precision Glue. I then added the butterfly in the middle using foam tape. 

Thank You by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

The envelope was adhered to a top folded card base, that I have scored lines on with a score board and bone folder, using tape runner (making sure to hide the adhesive behind the butterfly). I took the sentiment from the kit stamp set and stamped it on to Hero Hues Pitch Black Premium Cardstock with Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I then heat embossed using White Detail Embossing Powder and cut it in to a strip using the banner die included in the kit. This was added to the card with tape runner and then I finished off the card by adding a few Blues Hero Hues Enamel Dots

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. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, January 6th, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!





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Cindy Wilson
Cindy Wilson

January 15, 2020

This is so simple but effective.

Janis in ID
Janis in ID

January 15, 2020

This is so very pretty! I love the aqua butterfly against the fresh white of the vellum envelope and scored background.
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Lori
Lori

January 10, 2020

Beautiful butterfly, such an elegant card!

Linda G
Linda G

January 07, 2020

I love this butterfly. It’s simply gorgeous.

Debbie Wilson
Debbie Wilson

January 06, 2020

Great card!

Carol McCready
Carol McCready

January 06, 2020

I love the soft butterfly and leaves. One can never have too many butterflies.

Nancy Tolan
Nancy Tolan

January 06, 2020

simple but stylish. My cousin would love this card.

P Wilson
P Wilson

January 06, 2020

Love the simplicity of this lovely butterfly card.

Julie Gastelum
Julie Gastelum

January 06, 2020

Very pretty, simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

January 06, 2020

Butterflies are my absolute favorite and this is exquisite!

Lynn
Lynn

January 06, 2020

I think that clean & simple cards are just wonderful. You are very good at this style and I think this card is perfect.

Diane Phillips
Diane Phillips

January 06, 2020

Love your products and love all your ideas and ways to use them.

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

January 06, 2020

So pretty I love butterflies

Alanna P.
Alanna P.

January 06, 2020

Great card! I love the layout and the scoring adds such a nice background for it.

K. Eley
K. Eley

January 06, 2020

Very lovely!! The minimal colors, negative space and the scored background make a really great card! Need to remember the simple but stunning scoring technique. Loving the possibilities with this kit so far!

Karen L K
Karen L K

January 06, 2020

So pretty! That nicely colored butterfly looks so nice over the envelope!

Di Brown
Di Brown

January 06, 2020

Great card, so many occasions this can be used for. love the colour too.

Vikki H
Vikki H

January 06, 2020

I’ve enjoyed the previous countdown projects but this CAS version is truly my favorite!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

January 05, 2020

I love how you gave the card texture with your scoreboard. I love the whole card so elegant and soft.

Samantha Collins
Samantha Collins

January 05, 2020

I love the idea of the mini envelope behind the butterfly, such a beautiful card!!

tina z. treebug
tina z. treebug

January 05, 2020

I love this butterfly, great idea with the envelope, super cute.

Carrie Carver
Carrie Carver

January 05, 2020

Simply beautiful.

Laurie Brown
Laurie Brown

January 05, 2020

What a fun idea with the envelope!! The butterfly is beautiful!!!

KatiC
KatiC

January 05, 2020

Love the vellum envelope and the butterfly!! I can’t wait for the full reveal of this kit!!!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

January 05, 2020

Beautiful clean & simple card!

Camala Aydelotte
Camala Aydelotte

January 05, 2020

Nothing to say but absolutely beautiful!!!!

Cindi Jensen
Cindi Jensen

January 05, 2020

Can’t wait to get this great looking kit.

Wendy C
Wendy C

January 05, 2020

Elegant yet simple! Love this card! I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

January 05, 2020

So pretty and delicate

Susanbcards
Susanbcards

January 05, 2020

The vellum envelope with the blue butterfly is gorgeous.

Shannon
Shannon

January 05, 2020

I love the butterfly! Absolutely fantastic!

Claudia N
Claudia N

January 05, 2020

Lovely card!

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

January 05, 2020

Love the classy simplicity.

NWFlamingo
NWFlamingo

January 05, 2020

So light and fresh! Very pretty.

Jessica Haines
Jessica Haines

January 05, 2020

I can’t wait for the kit to go live looks to be a great one.

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

January 05, 2020

The gentle colors in this card are softly refreshing! I really like the idea of using reactive ink to darken the center of the butterfly.

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

January 05, 2020

Beautiful and clean!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

January 05, 2020

This is a great card. Love the cleanliness and simple look about it.

Candi
Candi

January 05, 2020

Love that vellum is used in such a unique way.

JoSi
JoSi

January 05, 2020

Such a delicate dainty card, This could be used for many occasions.

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

January 05, 2020

What a fresh look for a post-Christmas “Thank. You .”

Deborah Cooper
Deborah Cooper

January 05, 2020

Beautiful card! Loving this kit!

Jewel Allen
Jewel Allen

January 05, 2020

LOVE – LOVE – LOVE this kit!

Kortney Wilson
Kortney Wilson

January 05, 2020

Such a sweet and whimsical card💌

Marty Harris
Marty Harris

January 05, 2020

So, a butterfly, too?! This kit is top notch!

Wendy Dillon
Wendy Dillon

January 05, 2020

Loving the vellum envelopes!! So lovely!

Laura
Laura

January 05, 2020

Simple & Elegant

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

January 05, 2020

Such pretty colors.

SheilaW
SheilaW

January 05, 2020

Love the simplicity of this card as it really allows the butterfly to take center stage!

Phoebe
Phoebe

January 05, 2020

Such a sleek design!

Monica Wiechmann
Monica Wiechmann

January 05, 2020

I really want this kit. So versatile.

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

January 05, 2020

Why didn’t I think of a vellum envelope?! This is another great card

Karen P
Karen P

January 05, 2020

I love this very clean and simple card. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

January 05, 2020

Love the simplicity of this card. Absolutely stunning. Excited for this kit.

Yolanda Gonzalez
Yolanda Gonzalez

January 05, 2020

Simple and beautiful.

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

January 05, 2020

I love the elegant simplicity of your card. 💖

Carolyn
Carolyn

January 05, 2020

Gorgeous. Love the colours.

Golda
Golda

January 05, 2020

This is beautiful! Love just the touches of color.

Gloria Gorby
Gloria Gorby

January 05, 2020

So simple and beautiful. Love butterflies.

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

January 05, 2020

This is a lovely cas design!

dori leslie
dori leslie

January 05, 2020

So lovely, Michelle!

Beth
Beth

January 05, 2020

Loved this, so clean but elegant!

Beth
Beth

January 05, 2020

Loved this, so clean but elegant!

Beth
Beth

January 05, 2020

Loved this, so clean but elegant!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

January 05, 2020

I love how you ink blended the center of the butterfly! Also love the layered look of this card 🙂

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

January 05, 2020

What a beautiful card! I love how the butterfly and leaves stand out against the clean and simple background. :)

Lyn C
Lyn C

January 05, 2020

Such pretty things shown already with this kit. Can’t wait to see it. THANK YOU for all the inspirations.

Ana
Ana

January 05, 2020

I love how serene this card is!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

January 05, 2020

What an awesome CAS card!! Love the design! <3

littlen
littlen

January 05, 2020

So pretty. Simple but elegant. I love anything with butterflies.

Tonia Sims
Tonia Sims

January 05, 2020

Love the design and the color combo. Beautiful card.

Barbara Kohn
Barbara Kohn

January 05, 2020

Nice fresh elegant card to start the new year!

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

January 05, 2020

This is so beautiful! Vellum is perfect for layering and keeping things simple at the same time. Love your gorgeous butterfly!

Schmidenkiwi
Schmidenkiwi

January 05, 2020

This makes a beautiful thank you.

Toni L
Toni L

January 05, 2020

Very, simply pretty. Love the texture in the background from the embossing.

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

January 05, 2020

Live the dimensionality of the butterfly. Very serene feeling.

Phyllis
Phyllis

January 05, 2020

Clean and bright design! Very appealing card. Thank you for the thank you idea.

Majorie Travers
Majorie Travers

January 05, 2020

looks elegant but not too hard like the score lines on the card base

Beth Harple
Beth Harple

January 05, 2020

I love the simplicity of this card.

Audrey
Audrey

January 05, 2020

Beautiful card!

Linda
Linda

January 05, 2020

The simplicity is beautiful, elegant card.

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

January 05, 2020

Wow the details on the butterfly die are amazing and your color choices are beautiful

Vicki Kroll
Vicki Kroll

January 05, 2020

Love the vellum envelope and that beautiful butterfly. Looks soft and elegant.

Beth Buss
Beth Buss

January 05, 2020

great simple and attractive card to make a lot of. Love the use of vellum on this card and would love to have the option to win this free set. Turquoise is a favorite of mine. So pretty. Thanks.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

January 05, 2020

Great design on this card! Thanks for sharing the details on how you made it. Love this kit!!

Tina Herbeck
Tina Herbeck

January 05, 2020

I love the beauty in the simplicity of this!!

Leslie Spring
Leslie Spring

January 05, 2020

Great card! And the kit looks amazing! Hero Arts is the best!

Heike Carlson
Heike Carlson

January 05, 2020

Simple but beautiful.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

January 05, 2020

Beautiful card and I love the colors.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

January 05, 2020

What a gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous CAS card!!!

Francine
Francine

January 05, 2020

Oh, I love the unique way you made this card. Looks like a great kit!

Teresa D
Teresa D

January 05, 2020

I love the elegant simplicity of this card!

Kathryn Ingram
Kathryn Ingram

January 05, 2020

Love the simplicity of this card! Perfect for a thank you note.

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

January 05, 2020

CAS perfection Michelle, wow, so pretty! I love the clean lines and blue and green colors you used. The butterfly is gorgeous too!

Denise
Denise

January 05, 2020

Beautiful soft colors. Love the card.

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

January 05, 2020

That is just beautiful! Love the vellum envelope.

Chris Handy
Chris Handy

January 05, 2020

Love your card. I can’t wait to see this kit.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

January 05, 2020

This is so beautiful!

Marie T
Marie T

January 05, 2020

Very pretty color combination and I like the scored stripe card!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

January 05, 2020

this color palette is gorgeous – thanks for sharing

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