July My Monthly Hero Countdown Idea #1 + Giveaway!

by Ilina Crouse June 29, 2018 371 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the July My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, July 2nd at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We will be here for the next three days, 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 Ilina for a first look at this fun County Fair inspired kit!

Hi everyone, this is Ilina sharing a card using the July My Monthly Hero kit. This is such a fun kit with tons of fun County Fair inspired images! I had hard time deciding which images and sentiment I wanted to use. It's for sure another kit you wouldn't want to miss.

To make the card, start by stamping the County Fair Bold Prints onto 4" x 2" piece of Black Layering paper with Versamark and embossing it with Ultra Fine embossing powder. Set it aside. Next, using 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Snow Layering Paper make your ink blended background using Butter Bar, Soft Yellow, Soft Pool and Tide Pool inks. 

Once the background is dry, position the skyline stamp just slightly above 2" from the bottom. This way it'll create a thin yellow border between the black embossed piece and the image. Using the MISTI stamp it with Intense black ink. Stamp the sentiment, fire works and hot air balloon. 

Next adhere the black panel to the bottom and then using dimensional foam tape (or just plain fun foam) adhere to black folded note card. 

 Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you are inspired and don't forget to stop by later today for another peek of the new kit! 

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 the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, June 4th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern time. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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100 Responses

Stephanie G
Stephanie G

June 30, 2018

Can’t wait to see the full kit.

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

June 30, 2018

I love how fun your card is. It brings back memories and I’m seeing i need this kit

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

June 30, 2018

I love how fun your card is. It brings back memories and I’m seeing i need this kit

Scarlett Theron Rush
Scarlett Theron Rush

June 30, 2018

I love the stark contrast between the light and dark, it really makes the colours pop and shows off the fine details in the image!
Simply put, it’s gorgeous! :D

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

June 30, 2018

Love silhouettes and the carnival
makes a great silhouette.
thanks for sharing
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Judy V.
Judy V.

June 30, 2018

This is fabulous. The soft background looks so real and pretty. The blending is perfectly done. I want to recreate this. And right in time for the state fair!

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

June 30, 2018

Can’t wait to see more of the new kit!

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

June 30, 2018

Very detailed images – cool looking :)

Em
Em

June 30, 2018

I love the size of these images. What a timely scene.

E R  Wade
E R Wade

June 30, 2018

Love this – I would never get the blending right but what a wonderful thing to try – summer fun

Cheri
Cheri

June 30, 2018

Great card – I love the silhouettes against the soft sky background!

Connie
Connie

June 30, 2018

What a fun idea! This time of year, county and state fairs are popping up all over our country! A fun way to celebrate your local traditions!! Thank you, Hero Arts, and Happy 4th of July to everyone!!

Susan weigner
Susan weigner

June 30, 2018

This kit shows wonderful detail of fun times. Thanks for fun kit!

Nancie Lively
Nancie Lively

June 30, 2018

Love the summer theme. Even i my town of 5,000 we have a carnival every year.

Marilee
Marilee

June 30, 2018

Oh, I love the look of this! This kit looks like a great way to stimulate my creativity — love the colors and shapes.

Bethany H.
Bethany H.

June 30, 2018

This kit is calling my name! It would be a favorite for sure!

Janet
Janet

June 30, 2018

I love everything about this card, it’s just perfect!

Betty Wright
Betty Wright

June 30, 2018

This is wonderful! I want to see more of the fair bold prints you used at the bottom of the card. Love that look!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

June 30, 2018

Oooooh, this looks like a fun kit! Fabulous card!

Lagene
Lagene

June 30, 2018

Very pretty! I love the blended background and the clear embossed words on the cardbase!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

June 30, 2018

A carnival kit! How exciting! I haven’t seen any stamps or dies with a carnival theme. Hero Arts always comes up with such wonderful kits! Looks like this one is going to be so much fun to play wit!

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar

June 30, 2018

Very beautiful card. Love the gorgeous ink blending and the black card base.

Robin P
Robin P

June 30, 2018

Great card. I think kit is going to an awesome summer feel to it!

Connie
Connie

June 30, 2018

Just became a monthly kit subscriber. I’m so excited.

Stacey
Stacey

June 30, 2018

I love the fair! This is so cute.

kRen@afourthlife
kRen@afourthlife

June 30, 2018

Love this county/state fair silhouette! Makes me think back!

K Kraft
K Kraft

June 30, 2018

Love this card! The ink blending is beautiful against the black!

Tani K
Tani K

June 30, 2018

This card is just gorgeous!! Love the silhouettes.

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

June 30, 2018

Great card!

Nina S
Nina S

June 30, 2018

What a neat idea for a kit! And I love the look of this card. It’s still bright even with all the black.

Theresa P
Theresa P

June 30, 2018

Looks like a fun kit. Great card!

Aileen
Aileen

June 30, 2018

That clear embossing truly finishes the card off perfectly along with the light blending on the scene. Wonderful.

Bianca Wegner
Bianca Wegner

June 30, 2018

this reminds me of my childhood when we used to visit every fair :-)

Diane Loughrey
Diane Loughrey

June 30, 2018

Great and inspiring card.

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

June 30, 2018

This kit looks like so much fun! Your card is very nice, I love the ink blending, it looks like an early evening (dusk) sky! Very lovely!

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

June 30, 2018

This kit looks like so much fun! Your card is very nice, I love the ink blending, it looks like an early evening (dusk) sky! Very lovely!

Toni
Toni

June 30, 2018

Great blending and design for this fun themed card.

Crystal
Crystal

June 30, 2018

What a great theme for a stamp kit! August is county and state fair time around here and we love to go. Thanks for inspiring us with a beautiful card…I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit. :-)

Michelle S.
Michelle S.

June 30, 2018

Your card is so pretty. It looks like another great kit this month!

Shelly
Shelly

June 30, 2018

Pure excitement again! And again!! Woot woot!
Love me my Hero Arts!!

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

June 30, 2018

Another fun summer set! Love your card. It sure brings back a lot of happy memories of time spent at County Fairs.

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

June 30, 2018

Lovely colors!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

June 30, 2018

Fun card and fun theme! Can’t wait to see more!

Ana Korban
Ana Korban

June 30, 2018

Perfect for summer!! Well done again Hero Arts!! This card is so cute and summery!!

Bonnie M
Bonnie M

June 30, 2018

Awesome card….I love the color and the images. So cute! I can’t wait to see the kit!!

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

June 30, 2018

Oh boy! Carnivals sure say summer is here!

Barbara Roby
Barbara Roby

June 30, 2018

Love the county fair, ours is com8nup in July. I have great memories of times spent there

Cindy J
Cindy J

June 30, 2018

Nothing says Upstate NY like a county fair!! Can’t wait to use this kit to remind my friends how much fun we used to have!

NLS
NLS

June 30, 2018

This stamp brings back such fond memories of fairs!

Angie
Angie

June 30, 2018

This card brings back so many summer memories for me!

Heather L DePasquale
Heather L DePasquale

June 30, 2018

Wow! I just love the silhouette! Can’t wait to see what’s in this kit!

Anne Snelgrove
Anne Snelgrove

June 30, 2018

More fun in the summertime! This card brings back such wonderful memories. Inspiring and lovely.

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

June 30, 2018

Awesome card! Such a fun image. It brings me back to childhood!

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

June 30, 2018

What a cool card! I can’t wait to find out what else is in this months card kit!

kt fit kitty
kt fit kitty

June 30, 2018

Cute card! I can tell already that this kit looks like so much fun!

Leslie Spring
Leslie Spring

June 30, 2018

I am liking what I see Hero Arts!! Thanks for all the great things you do!

Daniel L West
Daniel L West

June 30, 2018

Funnel Cakes are in my near future!!! Thanks for a great card and I’m sooo looking forward to receiving this kit in the mail! :D

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

June 30, 2018

Love the card and the colors that you used! So inspiring! Thanks

Liz
Liz

June 30, 2018

Totally love this card!!!

Nicki Wong
Nicki Wong

June 30, 2018

Such a cute card. Brings back memories at the carnival.

Lynn Wallick
Lynn Wallick

June 30, 2018

Can’t wait to see what else is included in the kit.

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

June 30, 2018

Interesting stamps. I look forward to seeing more. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Margaret
Margaret

June 30, 2018

Wow, this sure looks like a fun kit! Who doesn’t love a country fair?

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

June 30, 2018

Awe, just fabulous. I love the little firecracker. Stamp. I’m so excited about Monday to see the entire release.

Dana M
Dana M

June 30, 2018

Stunning card! So very festive.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

June 30, 2018

Oh, this one looks interesting!! Can’t wait to see more!

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

June 30, 2018

I can feel the fun in this kit already!!

Laura s
Laura s

June 30, 2018

What a great theme! Can’t wait to see the rest

Janet D.
Janet D.

June 30, 2018

Wonderful card design

Tina
Tina

June 30, 2018

This looks like a very fun set! I can’t wait to see more!!

Tasha Dawson
Tasha Dawson

June 30, 2018

This card is absolutely amazing! <3

Teresa Godines #6857
Teresa Godines #6857

June 30, 2018

How fun is this sky line. TFS

mandi chau
mandi chau

June 30, 2018

What a cute card! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

June 30, 2018

That blend is gorgeous! And I love the skyline stamp!!

Nina Stull
Nina Stull

June 30, 2018

Great card! Kit looks like it could be a lot of fun!

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

June 30, 2018

Looks a fab kit and your card is amazing!

Audre G
Audre G

June 30, 2018

Hot Summer night and fireworks. Lovely!

Sheri C
Sheri C

June 30, 2018

Oh my gosh … this is going to be so much fun to play with. I can’t wait for my happy mail!

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

June 30, 2018

This is so sweet! I usually don’t do seasonal summer cards, but this one is really cute! Really cute card!

Becs Attwood
Becs Attwood

June 30, 2018

So gorgeous – love the silhouette images. Can’t wait to see more of this kit.

Susan
Susan

June 29, 2018

Fabulous card – love the fair skyline.

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

June 29, 2018

Oooh! This looks like it’s going to be such a fun kit! What a beautiful card.

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

June 29, 2018

Love the sneak peek – looks like a fun set headed our way!

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

June 29, 2018

You have made an adorable card. It brings back childhood memories!

Angie Hall
Angie Hall

June 29, 2018

I like the skyline stamp. The blending on the background is perfect.

Kim Benjamin
Kim Benjamin

June 29, 2018

Cool card love it

Kailash
Kailash

June 29, 2018

Stunning card design, love it!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

June 29, 2018

After seeing this, I can’t wait to see the rest of this monthly kit.

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

June 29, 2018

Excellent card! Very interested to see what else comes in this kit.

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

June 29, 2018

Looks like another great kit. I love the country fair design, and your sky coloring is gorgeous.

Brenda in IN
Brenda in IN

June 29, 2018

Oh my, this kit looks like so much fun and a perfect summer one. I missed June’s kit and I am just sick over. I’m ready for July.

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

June 29, 2018

I love the silhouette images in the July kit! The windmill and barn evoke memories of spending summers at the grandparents farm.

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

June 29, 2018

Love the skyline image against your inky background! Can’t wait to see more from this kit!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

June 29, 2018

I love the fair image! It is so pretty on the blended background. I can’t really see the embossed are very well and would really like to know what it says.

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June 29, 2018

Intriguing 🌆

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

June 29, 2018

Love this! I don’t have anything in my collection like this! Can’t wait to make some cards :)

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

June 29, 2018

This is very cool! Love the theme.

Karen
Karen

June 29, 2018

I am loving the kit already. Such great memories at the fair as well as getting me thinking about cards to make for the Texas state fair this October.
I can’t wait to see more inspirational cards. Thanks

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

June 29, 2018

Love it!!! I have wanted a roller coaster/festival stamp forever, but have always held off. I love this card, I love the black, I feel like I am at a fair. Love it!!!

Sue Bushman
Sue Bushman

June 29, 2018

How appropriate the kit is. Fair week is in a month.