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

Ramya
Ramya

July 01, 2018

Beautiful shaker card and I love the idea that you used county fair bold prints behind the shaker. It looks great!

Michelle S.
Michelle S.

July 01, 2018

An adorabe shaker card. I love that cute ferris wheel in the soft colors.

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

July 01, 2018

Love it! Can’t wait for the kit reveal!

Janie S
Janie S

July 01, 2018

Looks like a fun summer kit.

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

July 01, 2018

I love this card! I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

July 01, 2018

Love this card! It’s so bright and happy! I can’t wait to see everything in the kit.

Maribel Monsalve
Maribel Monsalve

July 01, 2018

Such an amazing and cheerful card!!

Nicole
Nicole

July 01, 2018

Sweet!

Bonnie M
Bonnie M

July 01, 2018

Super cute shaker card. I love the stamps!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

July 01, 2018

This is such a fun kit and making it a shaker card makes it even better!

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

July 01, 2018

Great card! Can’t wait to see this kit and the add ons.

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

July 01, 2018

Love your color choices!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

July 01, 2018

I can’t wait to get one of the County Fair Bold Prints background stamps. It is perfect with this kit and so versatile. I’m so excited to see the full release on Monday!

Crystal
Crystal

July 01, 2018

This card does remind me of cotton candy and I love that you made it a shaker! Can’t wait to see the rest…. :-)

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

July 01, 2018

LOVE the subtle color scheme with the added sequins! Pretty!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

July 01, 2018

Love those colors. Very fitting for what you were attempting. Great Job.

Diane Loughrey
Diane Loughrey

July 01, 2018

Great card. Looks like a fun kit.

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

July 01, 2018

Great card love the pink and aqua colors, they are so very cotton candy. Thank you for sharing your creative inspiration.

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

July 01, 2018

The ferris wheel sure makes a cute accent for a shaker card! I am looking forward to seeing more of this month’s kit!

justMarie
justMarie

July 01, 2018

Love the shaker card!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

July 01, 2018

I love this shaker card! I never would have thought of that but now I can’t wait to make it!

Nicki Wong
Nicki Wong

July 01, 2018

What a darling card. I love walking through the carnival and seeing all the rides. The ferris wheel is my favorite.

Nicki Wong
Nicki Wong

July 01, 2018

What a darling card. I love walking through the carnival and seeing all the rides. The ferris wheel is my favorite.

Geri S.
Geri S.

July 01, 2018

Woohoo! County Fair! Count me in – can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Audre G
Audre G

July 01, 2018

Beautiful cotton candy colors.

Francine
Francine

July 01, 2018

Kit is looking fun! Great creative design. Thanks for sharing

Anne Snelgrove
Anne Snelgrove

July 01, 2018

Feels like summer!

Di brown
Di brown

July 01, 2018

Love this card with the lovely soft colours, great shaker card.

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

July 01, 2018

What a cute card! It does remind me of cotton candy! And I love the shaker element.

MARIA T.
MARIA T.

July 01, 2018

Beautiful shaker card!

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

July 01, 2018

What a unique and lovely card!

Joyce Mehrberg
Joyce Mehrberg

July 01, 2018

What a fun card and great kit.

Dale
Dale

July 01, 2018

Love the sneak peeks!

Becs Attwood
Becs Attwood

July 01, 2018

Such a sweet card. Love that Ferris Wheel stamp.

Karen L K
Karen L K

July 01, 2018

Nice background for the shaker with the clear embossing! Such a cute little scene with the ferris wheel and clouds.

Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson

July 01, 2018

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing your talents with us all!

Brenda
Brenda

July 01, 2018

Cute card!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

July 01, 2018

Cotton candy is a great color idea specially for this kit I will probably use disney to inspire my kit cards.

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

July 01, 2018

What a fun card! Love the Ferris wheel!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

July 01, 2018

Cotton candy is a great color idea specially for this kit I will probably use disney to inspire my kit cards.

Sherri Cooley
Sherri Cooley

July 01, 2018

Sweet card makes you want some cotton candy.

Jo Ann Usey
Jo Ann Usey

July 01, 2018

Terrific Shaker card. I’ve always been intimidated by shakers so I’m always impressed with I see one done very well and this is terrific – I love the clouds overlooking everything … Great Card and I love that Dies will be included in the kit!!

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

July 01, 2018

I love this shaker card. It is so festive!

Golda
Golda

July 01, 2018

So far, this looks like a sweet kit. Love the Ferris wheel! Your soft background is perfect, too.

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

July 01, 2018

I can taste the cotton candy!! And it certainly makes me look forward to our fair in three weeks. I’d love to use these stamps on a scrapbook layout.

Margaret
Margaret

July 01, 2018

That is so cute! Love the sugary sweet colors and the shaker background!

Rowena
Rowena

July 01, 2018

Love the aqua color and embossed background seen through the shaker window!

Liz mca
Liz mca

July 01, 2018

Love the background stamp

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

July 01, 2018

I love this sweet shaker card. Summer fun!

Marilyn
Marilyn

July 01, 2018

What a cool shaker card!

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

July 01, 2018

Cute card! What a fun kit!

Vickie Hawk
Vickie Hawk

July 01, 2018

Love the shaker card such a beautiful card

Heather L DePasquale
Heather L DePasquale

July 01, 2018

Wow! Such a fun and easy shaker card. So cute. Love this new kit so far. Can’t wait to see what else is in the kit!

Jo Lindskog
Jo Lindskog

July 01, 2018

. Love the colors you used. They are bright and cheerful . State Fairs will be ongoing for the summer, so very time appropriate . Just love the idea of a shaker card! Keep ’em coming.
Fantastic card
CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

July 01, 2018

My goodness what a fun shaker card! Really looking forward to this kit!

Barbara H
Barbara H

July 01, 2018

Oh my God! I love this shaker card!

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

July 01, 2018

Love this adorable shaker card! Can’t wait for the kit!

Anirudh
Anirudh

July 01, 2018

Such a beautiful card and a wonderful kit as always…

Margery C
Margery C

July 01, 2018

Love shaker cards! This one is so cute.

Kari M.
Kari M.

July 01, 2018

I love this card, the colors are perfect! Super excited for this kit. Love it

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

June 30, 2018

Cute shaker card. Love the colors and the cute Ferris wheel!

DeniseP
DeniseP

June 30, 2018

I cannot wait for this release. Alarm is set!

Cindy J
Cindy J

June 30, 2018

Makes me want cotton candy asap! Can’t wait to make these cards!

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

June 30, 2018

I absolutely love the Ferris wheel and hot air balloon! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Patt H.
Patt H.

June 30, 2018

This kit is awesome! Love the county fair theme & your fun card! Wonderful colors & a shaker! What more could we ask for??

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

June 30, 2018

Creative card, I like it! Thanks for sharing such fun ideas with this great new kit!!

Stephanie G
Stephanie G

June 30, 2018

Can’t wait to see the full kit.

Toni L
Toni L

June 30, 2018

How delightful! Love your take on the shaker card—the ferris wheel is adorable.

Brenda in IN
Brenda in IN

June 30, 2018

This reminds me going to the amusement park as a kid, riding the rides and eating cotton candy. Brings back happy memories. Such a great kit.

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

June 30, 2018

I love doing shaker cards hope this month I get a chance

Vicki
Vicki

June 30, 2018

So cute! Great ideas and colors!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

June 30, 2018

WOW, super cute shaker card. Excitement building for the full kit reveal. TFS your creative idea.

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

June 30, 2018

tasty 😋 card.

Mary Jo Stewart
Mary Jo Stewart

June 30, 2018

This is a great shaker card. Great way to use this stamp set.

Susan Arands
Susan Arands

June 30, 2018

super new at this kit thing – is there a way to get the add-ons added to monthly kit automatically. This kit looks like so much fun. Thank you

Scarlett Theron Rush
Scarlett Theron Rush

June 30, 2018

Oh this is so cute!
I love the white clouds against the teal cardstock! Beautiful! :)

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

June 30, 2018

Love the carnival theme. It’s that time of the year and this
captures the fun so well. thanks for sharing
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Kim Smart
Kim Smart

June 30, 2018

Love the colors! Such a fun card!! Looks like another great kit!!

Flo
Flo

June 30, 2018

Love your color palette. The stamps are really cute too.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

June 30, 2018

Cool shaker card :)

Judy V.
Judy V.

June 30, 2018

Love the new with the old world feel of the letters.

Julia D.
Julia D.

June 30, 2018

Love this shaker card! Really like how you embossed the background of the shaker window – really adds interest. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Georgie Carneal
Georgie Carneal

June 30, 2018

I love shaker cards and this one is really cute.

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

June 30, 2018

Love the ferris wheel. Going to be a fun kit to play with.

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

June 30, 2018

The font is so much fun for this kit.

Maggie E
Maggie E

June 30, 2018

Love this color combination and these sweet takes-me-back-to-childhood images.

Lindar C
Lindar C

June 30, 2018

I love hot air balloons, I’m originally from New Mexico, the Hot Air Balloon capital of the world!

Yvonne Morentin
Yvonne Morentin

June 30, 2018

oh this is awesome… I can’t wait

Treva
Treva

June 30, 2018

Adorable!

em
em

June 30, 2018

The images make me already anticipate the fun of summer.

Dana M
Dana M

June 30, 2018

Such a sweet and happy card! I love the embossed panel in the shaker frame, adds fun shine and interest.

Susan weigner
Susan weigner

June 30, 2018

Such a refreshing shaker card! Nice cool colors, Thanks for sharing great ideas!

Cheri
Cheri

June 30, 2018

Soft look of summer in a shaker card – fantastic! Can’t wait to see the full Kit!

Karen H
Karen H

June 30, 2018

Love the shaker card. I am enjoying your choice of colors.

Connie
Connie

June 30, 2018

Another gotta have it kit! This will be so much fun to use creating cards and layouts! Love it!

Connie
Connie

June 30, 2018

Another gotta have it kit! This will be so much fun to use creating cards and layouts! Love it!

Linda
Linda

June 30, 2018

Awesome shaker card.,

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

June 30, 2018

This is such a fun card! I love the shaker element :)

Marcee Rodgers
Marcee Rodgers

June 30, 2018

This is so pretty! I love the color palette and the background stamp is amazing.

Daniel L West
Daniel L West

June 30, 2018

So reminiscent!!! Love it!