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

Janet
Janet

June 29, 2018

Country Fair fun …. it’s looking good!

Madge
Madge

June 29, 2018

Oh wow love this carnival time …. it’s kinda reminds me when I was a kid 4 H clubs and cotton candy .. great memories

Madge
Madge

June 29, 2018

Oh wow love this carnival time …. it’s kinda reminds me when I was a kid 4 H clubs and cotton candy .. great memories

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

June 29, 2018

Really evokes fun and happy times!

Janice Weigand
Janice Weigand

June 29, 2018

This looks like a great kit.

Anirudh Kashyap
Anirudh Kashyap

June 29, 2018

Lovely and beautiful kit. MMH are worth the wait…

Deborah R
Deborah R

June 29, 2018

Lovely kit. Can’t wait to get mine!

Colleen F
Colleen F

June 29, 2018

Another fun kit! Can’t wait to see more!

DeniseP
DeniseP

June 29, 2018

YES! I have been wanting something to do with amusement parks for ages! All I’ve managed to find in a stamp is a ferris wheel. You have no idea how excited I am for this kit!

Kimberly S Spencer
Kimberly S Spencer

June 29, 2018

Wish I could see the whole kit right now!!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

June 29, 2018

What a fun card! I’m looking forward to seeing more of this month’s kit!

Karen
Karen

June 29, 2018

Love the Shadow Skyline!

MARIA T.
MARIA T.

June 29, 2018

Such creative card. I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Sue D
Sue D

June 29, 2018

How fun—perfect for summer.

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

June 29, 2018

Love the card, the black with the soft tones is so pretty! Thanks for sharing .

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

June 29, 2018

This is STUNNING!!

Margery C
Margery C

June 29, 2018

What fun! A carnival brings back such fun summer memories. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Michelle
Michelle

June 29, 2018

I love this card so much!!!!

Brenda
Brenda

June 29, 2018

Love the black images against the blended background

Jane Cordell
Jane Cordell

June 29, 2018

Looks. like so much fun…reminds you of your childhood and going to the fair.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

June 29, 2018

What a cute card! I love the fairground stamp and can imagine using that for lots of things. It’ll be too late this year, but it would be cute for a 4th of July card (with lots of fireworks above the fair) for next year!

karen chester
karen chester

June 29, 2018

I can’t wait. I have so many pictures that I’ve taken at fairs….this stamp will be wonderful on all of those scrapbook pages….and of course will make the best cards….“Miss you….wishing you were here…”"" where do you all come up with these wonderful ideas????

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

June 29, 2018

Cute card! Can’t wait to see more sneak peeks!

Sharon Dolan
Sharon Dolan

June 29, 2018

Oh, the memories of summer State Fairs. It would be fun to sent this to friends who went to the carnivals with me.

Ana A
Ana A

June 29, 2018

Stunning card!!! Such a wonderful summer theme :)

Bianca Prato
Bianca Prato

June 29, 2018

I’m so excited for this kit!

Geri S.
Geri S.

June 29, 2018

Oh looks like the county fair is in town – great idea!

Melissa
Melissa

June 29, 2018

I’m so excited to see the next kit! I LOVE carnivals!

Laurie
Laurie

June 29, 2018

What a cute card. I can feel the summer warmth and the excitement of getting ready to go to the fair looking at this card. After all the chores are done and we are all cleaned up – time to go play some games and have some fun!! What a way to start the summer.

Ikeda Evans
Ikeda Evans

June 29, 2018

This is taking me back to my childhood memories with my family when we use to go to the carnival and eat cotton candy! I can’t wait to see the rest of the images.

Karren
Karren

June 29, 2018

Clever. Inspiring, thank you.

Nicole
Nicole

June 29, 2018

I already love this kit!!!!

Sherrie
Sherrie

June 29, 2018

I just LOVE this! I have very fond memories of the fair and can use all of this! Thanks Hero Arts!

Lindar C
Lindar C

June 29, 2018

This is so neat. The Fair is going on here and this looks just like it.

kari Mano
kari Mano

June 29, 2018

This looks like such a fun kit. I love the fireworks image and I love the whole fair, hero arts mmh are my favorites.

Agatha
Agatha

June 29, 2018

Now I’m wishing I would have joined the monthly subscription!

Dgolly
Dgolly

June 29, 2018

What a fun card. Love the Summer Fair theme

Julia D.
Julia D.

June 29, 2018

Love this card! The background sky you created is great. I love silhouette images! Can’t wait to see more of the kit!!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

June 29, 2018

Looks like our county fair…very interesting. Anxiously waiting to see the new kit.

joyce willy
joyce willy

June 29, 2018

Your card has me excited about the kit. I fondly remember county fairs as a young person.

Marlene
Marlene

June 29, 2018

I’m new to creating cards using stamping and die cutting. I just spoke to May at Hero Arts and she was so helpful. I’m excited to see the complete July set!

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

June 29, 2018

Love all of it! The barn reminds me of growing up on my families ranch and all the times we went to the fair in “town”!

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

June 29, 2018

Oh my gosh! I love it! I can see so many possibilities; carnival, amusement park, pier/boardwalk. Can’t wait to see more!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

June 29, 2018

Hey! This is really cute! Summertime and state fairs…perfect timing! :)

Naama E
Naama E

June 29, 2018

Lovely card! Love the bold shadow against the inked background. It definitely looks like another super fun kit!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

June 29, 2018

This is such a cool card! I love the skyline, fire works and hot air balloon stamps, and the background looks awesome :)

VickiB
VickiB

June 29, 2018

What a fun way to make a 4th card!

Cindy
Cindy

June 29, 2018

What a great theme!! I am so excited to see the rest.

Cynthia cole
Cynthia cole

June 29, 2018

Wonderful summertime fun silhouette card!

Jo
Jo

June 29, 2018

This is just gorgeous! I love that silhouette of the amusement park/fair! Great card!!!
Hugs,
Jo in Jersey

Sue R
Sue R

June 29, 2018

I love the skyline stamp, and it looks great with that thin line between it and the embossed section. Beautiful card!!!

florence
florence

June 29, 2018

As always this looks like a fantastic kit, can’t wait to see all the goodies that come with it

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

June 29, 2018

this is gorgeous! you did such a wonderful job on this card. very striking!

Diane
Diane

June 29, 2018

This card is just beautiful! So fun! I love going to county fairs! We try to go to at least one in our area every year. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit! 😊

Betty
Betty

June 29, 2018

Oh my what fun beholds this kit ❤ I’m so excited to see more sneak peeks.

Sarina Cheung
Sarina Cheung

June 29, 2018

July’s kit looks like a carnival theme. It brings back childhood memories. Can’t wait to see the whole collection.

Helen
Helen

June 29, 2018

What a delightful card. This kit promises to be a fun crafting experience. tfs

beverly robinson
beverly robinson

June 29, 2018

Looks like another fun kit!

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

June 29, 2018

What a great silhouette set! I love the blended background! Beautiful card!

DARLENE
DARLENE

June 29, 2018

This card is adorable! I can’t wait to see the kit! Hero Arts is my favorite!

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

June 29, 2018

What a fun kit theme!

Linda
Linda

June 29, 2018

This kit looks like a winner! I love the color combo on your card!

Dot Norman
Dot Norman

June 29, 2018

Great card preview. Love Hero Arts.

Sabrina Radican
Sabrina Radican

June 29, 2018

Such beautiful colors and such a beautiful scene!!

Eva N
Eva N

June 29, 2018

I was just thinking of stamps for summer themes & here is this wonderful card you made. Hero Arts is back to making classic, versitile monthly kits & I can’t wait to get this one!

Marie
Marie

June 29, 2018

What a fun filled theme. Can’t wait to see the rest!

Kristin
Kristin

June 29, 2018

Every month I am looking forward to the ideas and the new MMH. As in June I’m totally in love with the theme and the 1st card. It’s awesome.

Rosemary
Rosemary

June 29, 2018

Wow, this image really strikes a memory for me, growing up and visiting the church picnic/fair with my dad. We had games you don’t see anymore, how many times does it take to drive a nail into a board, lol. I must have been all of 5 years old! Catching lightening bugs in a jar and running barefoot in the grass. Love to win this kit, it would be my second kit cuz my generous daughter bought me the July 2017 kit which I love!

Georgie
Georgie

June 29, 2018

What a soothing scene with twilight in the background of a carnival or state fair image. Delightful for summer

Aleacia
Aleacia

June 29, 2018

The monthly kits are always amazing

Karen H
Karen H

June 29, 2018

I love the images so far.

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

June 29, 2018

I love this it screams magic fun and living wild. It reminds me of the theme park we went to a few years ago and how much fun my kids had.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

June 29, 2018

Love love love that silhouette fair! Super fun!

Jeanette
Jeanette

June 29, 2018

Oh, this looks perfect for summer! Another winner for sure!

Vicki D
Vicki D

June 29, 2018

Gorgeous! I am looking forward to this kit (-:

Flo
Flo

June 29, 2018

Ok, my curiosity is peaked. Can’t wait to see more.

laura S
laura S

June 29, 2018

the county fair! What fun – can’t wait to see more!

Mateja P
Mateja P

June 29, 2018

This looks so much fun! Can’t wait to see more :)

Marcee Rodgers
Marcee Rodgers

June 29, 2018

My most favorite time of the month!! I’m so excited for the kit already. This card is just beautiful!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

June 29, 2018

Oh my — I am a country girl at heart — love these hints!!

Beverly Perdue
Beverly Perdue

June 29, 2018

Love the image against the beautiful inked background!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

June 29, 2018

Looks like a fun kit and brings back childhood memories as well as current fair times with the kids!

Audrey L.
Audrey L.

June 29, 2018

I am loving the fair theme and this card! I can’t wait to see the whole collection!

Kendra
Kendra

June 29, 2018

That skyline is adorable. I can’t wait to see the rest!

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

June 29, 2018

Love this card! The soft blending against the black embossing really sets this off. Can’t wait for sneak peak #2!

Linda Flanagan
Linda Flanagan

June 29, 2018

This kit is perfection!! So much fun!

Linda Flanagan
Linda Flanagan

June 29, 2018

This kit is perfection!! So much fun!

Linda Flanagan
Linda Flanagan

June 29, 2018

This kit is perfection!! So much fun!

Linda Flanagan
Linda Flanagan

June 29, 2018

This kit is perfection!! So much fun!

Linda Flanagan
Linda Flanagan

June 29, 2018

This kit is perfection!! So much fun!

CherriB
CherriB

June 29, 2018

What a fun, summery card! Makes me think of our county fair and corn on the cob! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Jo Ann Usey
Jo Ann Usey

June 29, 2018

I love this card – the design is amazing and I’ve saved it for a later CASE! Thanks for the inspiration – can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Treva
Treva

June 29, 2018

Stunning. Looks like a fun kit again this month.

Megan Fehr
Megan Fehr

June 29, 2018

what a fun card! looking at this card reminds me of evenings spent on rides and eating elephant ears.. so excited to see the next card!

Kimberly Overtree
Kimberly Overtree

June 29, 2018

Love the tone on tone embossing!

Kimberly Overtree
Kimberly Overtree

June 29, 2018

Love the tone on tone embossing!

Vickie Hawkins
Vickie Hawkins

June 29, 2018

Beautiful card! Really puts you in the mood to pary for whatever occasion!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

June 29, 2018

Eek! I love this! So cute! Ideas are swirling in my brain…

Debbie
Debbie

June 29, 2018

Beautiful card. Cannot wait to see the entire kit.

Mary M
Mary M

June 29, 2018

This is my 1st month without a subscription. They have been selling out so fast, I want to make sure I don’t miss out!