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July My Monthly Hero Countdown Idea #3 + Giveaway!

by Emily Midgett June 30, 2018 314 Comments

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the countdown to the release of the July My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, July 2nd at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Join us as we continue sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Now let's join Emily who is sharing another idea using this darling country fair-inspired kit.

Good morning! Emily Midgett here with you on this Saturday morning to share a cotton candy-inspired project using the super fun new July My Monthly Hero kit! This kit is perfect for summer birthday cards, party invitations, encouragement cards... so many possibilities! Today, I've created a colorful shaker inspired by the dreamy pinks and aquas found in that country fair food staple: cotton candy. 

I started by stamping the Ferris Wheel, fence, hot air balloon, and greeting from the main kit onto some Copic-friendly white card stock using Intense Black ink. I then colored the images in dreamy shades of pink and pale aqua using my Copic markers, then die cut them using the coordinating dies, included in the kit. I then heat embossed one of the add-ons, a background called County Fair Bold Prints, using clear embossing powder onto an A2 panel of Pool layering paper. I just wanted some subtle texture to add a bit of interest to my background. 

For my shaker, I die cut a window from the same shade of Pool layering paper using the Circle Infinity Dies, then backed that panel with a piece of acetate. I added foam adhesive, filled the shaker with turquoise sequins, and adhered the two panels together. I added the Copic colored die cuts from the main kit to the front of the card, also adding some white clouds that were cut using the Nesting Cloud Infinity Dies

Well, what do you think of the kit so far? Sweet, right? So many different directions you can go, stylistically, as the Creative Team will demonstrate over the next few days. ;) Thanks for visiting! 

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, July 2nd, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern time. The more you comment, the more chances to win! Good luck!





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100 Responses

Pam Sertich
Pam Sertich

July 19, 2018

What a wonderfully creative card. Just stunning. You nailed it 😊

Deborah Herod
Deborah Herod

July 12, 2018

Love the idea for making s shaker card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele K. Henderson

July 05, 2018

Shakers are my favorite! I love the beautiful design that is so cheerful and uplifting! So pretty!

Amy Hodis
Amy Hodis

July 02, 2018

Love the design and color combination

Susan Keiser
Susan Keiser

July 02, 2018

Cotton candy sweet! 💕

Clara Chan Timmons
Clara Chan Timmons

July 02, 2018

very fun shaker, looks thin too which is great when you’ve to mail it. love it.

Rosa Ramirez
Rosa Ramirez

July 02, 2018

Cute card love the combination of colors used it truly does acream cotton candy.. Really like the shaker and how you placed your stamped images throughout the card supper cute

Angela Saver
Angela Saver

July 02, 2018

This is just adorable! Love it!

Jessica Barker
Jessica Barker

July 02, 2018

What a beautiful shaker, and a nice subtle use of the optional add-on background stamp.

Lori Barnett
Lori Barnett

July 02, 2018

Love it!❤️

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

July 02, 2018

Wonderful shaker card! :)

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

July 02, 2018

Very pretty card!

Karen Lampe
Karen Lampe

July 02, 2018

Love the colors and the card, and the kit!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

July 02, 2018

Looks like a fun kit!

Laura
Laura

July 02, 2018

In the mood to embellish with this kit, especially since recently attending out state fair.

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

July 02, 2018

Love all the examples from the design team!

Bessie
Bessie

July 02, 2018

This is a unique card! Ferris wheel shaker card!

K. Eley
K. Eley

July 02, 2018

Great colors used! Really does make you think of cotton candy. I really like the background of the shaker card, great use of that stamp!

CG
CG

July 02, 2018

Shaker time!

Evert
Evert

July 02, 2018

This looks like it will be a very versatile kit!

SarahC
SarahC

July 02, 2018

Lovely shaker. This seems like a great summer kit.

karenajo
karenajo

July 02, 2018

Love shaker cards and this one is spectacular ! Very fun and such pretty color combo!

Nancy Deffner
Nancy Deffner

July 02, 2018

Can’t wait to see more of this kit. Fabulous shaker card!

Leigh G
Leigh G

July 02, 2018

Love, love the colors! What a unique stamp set!

Diana W
Diana W

July 02, 2018

Who doesn’t like shaker cards?! Such a fun kit! I can’t wait to see the whole set!

Joy Baldwin
Joy Baldwin

July 02, 2018

Super fun shaker card!

Jackie A
Jackie A

July 02, 2018

So many fun pieces. Can’t wait to see them all.

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

July 02, 2018

Definitely a Sweet looking kit! I can hardly wait to see more!

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

July 02, 2018

What a great shaker card and such cool images in this set!

Keena
Keena

July 02, 2018

Yes! This card is so sweet! One of my favorite color combinations, it’s done so beautifully!!

Teresa Spavin
Teresa Spavin

July 02, 2018

Love the phrase that is in this kit or add on – love the card and the shaker really fits here.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

July 01, 2018

Super fun shaker card.

M.-C. Grantz
M.-C. Grantz

July 01, 2018

This kit looks like so much fun! Can’t wait to get my mitts on it!

SMayer
SMayer

July 01, 2018

Great shaker. Love the pool colors.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

July 01, 2018

Cute card!

Lauren
Lauren

July 01, 2018

The colors and design are perfection! Love this kit already!

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

July 01, 2018

Wonderful shaker card! xxx

Jo
Jo

July 01, 2018

Emily this is so pretty!!!!! Have always loved summer and this card reminds me of all things summer!!! So beautiful! Love that hot air balloon!
Hugs,
Jo in Jersey

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

July 01, 2018

What a sweet shaker!

Teri W
Teri W

July 01, 2018

Cute card! Love the colors

Sue Ritchie
Sue Ritchie

July 01, 2018

Love to color!

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

July 01, 2018

Reminds me of cotton candy. Love the colors and feeling of the county fair.

Laura Eckford
Laura Eckford

July 01, 2018

The colours are lovely and the subtle embossing in the background is a nice added touch. A very dreamy ethereal feel…very nicely done!

Sandy
Sandy

July 01, 2018

Woohoo – looks like a real winner! Can’t wait to see it!

Michelle T
Michelle T

July 01, 2018

WONDERFUL!
Perfect Summertime kit!
Cannot wait to what else is in this Fair kit.

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

July 01, 2018

Lovely shaker card. Love the Ferris wheel and hot air balloon. Fun!

Kimberly Fraser
Kimberly Fraser

July 01, 2018

This is my favorite one of all the new releases!

Kimberly Fraser
Kimberly Fraser

July 01, 2018

This is my favorite one of all the new releases!

Julie
Julie

July 01, 2018

I love aqua on summery cards. Looks like some fun sentiments in this release.

Denise Kasbohm
Denise Kasbohm

July 01, 2018

What’s a fun card! I love the colors and the shaker. Can’t wait to see this kit.

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)
Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

July 01, 2018

This is gorgeous! Love the colours you used. So pretty.

Jackie
Jackie

July 01, 2018

Wow, what a fun card; can’t wait to get the kit!

Amy bedger
Amy bedger

July 01, 2018

Love the colors! Can’t wait too see the entire kit!

Susan Anglesey
Susan Anglesey

July 01, 2018

Simply ADORABLE!

Cy
Cy

July 01, 2018

Sequins for the win!

Diane backus
Diane backus

July 01, 2018

A shaker card will always make the Ferris wheel more fun! Beautiful!

Yvonne Morentin
Yvonne Morentin

July 01, 2018

what fun, who doesn’t love a shaker card… awesome

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

July 01, 2018

Love 💕 it too !

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

July 01, 2018

What a cool idea with the shaker card with the clear embossing in the background. have many fond memories of the county fair as a child

Trisha Vickers
Trisha Vickers

July 01, 2018

So cute! I love not only the colors of the balloon and the Ferris wheel but the monochrome embossing behind the shaker! I love everything hero arts!

Donna Dacy
Donna Dacy

July 01, 2018

I love shaker cards and this card is simply adorable. Love the kit for making shakers. I see many ideas. Great kit and nice sized images. Thank you.

nancy F
nancy F

July 01, 2018

Love the summer colors and great kit!

nancy F
nancy F

July 01, 2018

Love the summer colors and great kit!

Laura s
Laura s

July 01, 2018

The county fair. What a great theme. I love this shaker card.

Deborah345
Deborah345

July 01, 2018

Shaker cards are fun to make, send and receive.

Ladyj
Ladyj

July 01, 2018

Ooh! How I love shaker cards. Love the hot air balloon and the ferris wheel. Super cute. Tfs

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

July 01, 2018

I love those cotton candy colors! Can’t wait to try this kit!

Steffi H.
Steffi H.

July 01, 2018

This is a real cute shaker. I really love the color combination.

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

July 01, 2018

I love those cotton candy colors! Can’t wait to try this kit!

Fanny C
Fanny C

July 01, 2018

Loving everything about this month’s kit so far! I also love the color palette of your card! Can’t wait for this kit.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

July 01, 2018

What a fun shaker card.

Claudia N
Claudia N

July 01, 2018

A soft and dreamy way to see the carnival/fair which usually has bold a bright colors. Beautiful card!

Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones

July 01, 2018

Puns are my favorite.

Robin Sobliros
Robin Sobliros

July 01, 2018

Love shaker cards and these colors are great.

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

July 01, 2018

I love the cotton candy color used for this card. Shakers are always such a fun way brighten someone’s day.

Deborah
Deborah

July 01, 2018

Very cute card. I love the White jumps off contrasted with the colored card stock.

Liz
Liz

July 01, 2018

Such an awesome shaker card! ♥️♥️♥️

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

July 01, 2018

Gorgeous shaker card and the sweet colors! Thanks

vered
vered

July 01, 2018

i love the july kit. great theme and card

Aline
Aline

July 01, 2018

I like the color palette

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

July 01, 2018

I agree, so many different directions it looks like you can go with this month’s kit. It is nice to see unique twists on it so all of us can see how we might want to use it ourselves.

Michele W
Michele W

July 01, 2018

Sweet card (pun intended). We only had pink cotton candy when I was growing up but I love your color choice and that cute Ferris Wheel. Thanks for sharing!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

July 01, 2018

Love the Ferris wheel , and best part of this was being at the top and feeling that you where the king of the world lol. So making it swing back and fourth and watching your brother freak out! Lol

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

July 01, 2018

Love these sneak peaks! The background is great – I hope that is a stamp.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

July 01, 2018

What a pretty shaker card! I love the arrangement of the images and the colours you’ved used!

Lynne
Lynne

July 01, 2018

Love the shaker background.

BarbaraW
BarbaraW

July 01, 2018

Great card!

Heid
Heid

July 01, 2018

Beautiful card.

Luci Manos
Luci Manos

July 01, 2018

Great card! I love the color. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lise Mariann
Lise Mariann

July 01, 2018

Such a sweet card. Really beautiful. 😍

Tracy
Tracy

July 01, 2018

I love the soft colors of this. So cute.

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

July 01, 2018

This is such a sweet card ! The color combo is very soft and fresh.

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

July 01, 2018

Well just looking at this card made me smile

Elaine
Elaine

July 01, 2018

Love the theme of this giveaway!—my family love going to the local fairs in the summer. This one is a winner!

Catheryne
Catheryne

July 01, 2018

I love the colors in this card and that Ferris wheel is solo sweet.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

July 01, 2018

I love the Ferris Wheel. Such a cute card.

Samantha Coleman
Samantha Coleman

July 01, 2018

What a great shaker card and I absolutely adore the colors!

Kristin
Kristin

July 01, 2018

I love this shaker. I’m wouldn’t of that of this idea. I might just have to borrow it. Great card!

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

July 01, 2018

I love this card!!! It’s something that could go feminine or masculine and I love that, sometimes I struggle with male cards and this card is perfect, thanks for sharing!

Natalia
Natalia

July 01, 2018

Can’t wait!! Love it!!

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