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

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

June 30, 2018

Such a happy card! Love the colors.

Marilee
Marilee

June 30, 2018

Wow, every idea gets me more excited for this kit — what great ideas shown!

Charly
Charly

June 30, 2018

What a whimsical shaker card! So much fun.

Linda M
Linda M

June 30, 2018

My favorite ride, a ferris wheel! Lovely card. Looking forward to seeing (and owning) the whole kit!

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

June 30, 2018

Love the card! Can’t wait to get my kit!

Agatha
Agatha

June 30, 2018

I LOVE shaker cards! What a great idea!

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

June 30, 2018

Love this theme! Truly makes me smile when I think of the times I spent at the State Fair!

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

June 30, 2018

Adorable shaker card. I can’t wait to see the full reveal!

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

June 30, 2018

Great card! I’m looking forward to seeing more.

Bethany H.
Bethany H.

June 30, 2018

I would never have thought of a shaker card with these stamps! Well done!

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

June 30, 2018

Fun shaker card! Love making those!

Janet D.
Janet D.

June 30, 2018

Love your shaker card! I feel like I am at an amusement park!

Betty Wright
Betty Wright

June 30, 2018

I like all of the fun elements I see so far. Different from anything I have in my collection.

Janet
Janet

June 30, 2018

Great card, I love the clear embossing on background, it really adds a lot to the card!

PJ
PJ

June 30, 2018

How unique! Thank you for the idea

Janet Dand
Janet Dand

June 30, 2018

Love the softness of this card. Very pretty.

Jen
Jen

June 30, 2018

Loving everything I’m seeing from this kit!!

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

June 30, 2018

So simple and fun – I love it

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

June 30, 2018

What a fun shaker card!

Kailash
Kailash

June 30, 2018

Love this sweet shaker card, adorable!

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

June 30, 2018

Love this fun shaker. The colors are gorgeous. This release actually takes me back to my younger days and the wonderful times we had at the fair .

Deb Selby
Deb Selby

June 30, 2018

Possibilities with this kit are expanding.

Florie
Florie

June 30, 2018

Lovely shaker card, the cool breeze colors are so much fun to watch that invites anyone to be part of this kit.

Florie
Florie

June 30, 2018

Lovely shaker card, the cool breeze colors are so much fun to watch that invites anyone to be part of this kit.

Sue D
Sue D

June 30, 2018

Cute shaker card design—I like the cotton candy colors.

Marjorie
Marjorie

June 30, 2018

I love the shaker card. What fun! The “cotton candy” colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Samantha S.
Samantha S.

June 30, 2018

What an awesome card. I would love to receive a card like this. The season for this theme is a long one too. Can be used from summer to end of fall.

Lagene
Lagene

June 30, 2018

Awesome card, I love shaker cards!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

June 30, 2018

what a pretty card – so fun:)

Jackie S
Jackie S

June 30, 2018

Love the evocative cotton candy colors you’ve chosen in your card. Beautiful.

Florie
Florie

June 30, 2018

Lovely shaker card, specially the ocean breeze feel colors. I can think of many ways to use this kit already.

Nicole
Nicole

June 30, 2018

I’m so excited to see the entire kit!!

Helen
Helen

June 30, 2018

What a delightful shaker card. It goes so well with this design element. tfs

Lisa Miceli
Lisa Miceli

June 30, 2018

Love this card and am excited for the kit!!

Felicia Chillak
Felicia Chillak

June 30, 2018

The colors are just spectacular. Screams of summer! I love the background stamp. Can’t wait to see this summer set!

Colleen F
Colleen F

June 30, 2018

Can’t wait to see this kit, looks fabulous! Love the colors of your card!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

June 30, 2018

Love the Ferris wheel! So cute!

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

June 30, 2018

The shaker card is so cute and just love the Ferris wheel stamp.

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

June 30, 2018

That’s a great shaker card! I love the soft blues with matching sequins. So unexpected in a fair themed card.

Sue R
Sue R

June 30, 2018

Very nice and very soft. The background stamp adds interest without distraction.

Sherrie
Sherrie

June 30, 2018

This card makes me think of the old World’s Fair!

Kristin
Kristin

June 30, 2018

What a cute card. I’m waiting for monday 😊

Ana A
Ana A

June 30, 2018

Such a great card, wonderful scene with great colors!

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

June 30, 2018

Lovely carnival scene shaker card!

Cindy
Cindy

June 30, 2018

I can’t wait to see the rest of the images!!

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

June 30, 2018

So cute! I especially love the embossing behind the sequins, nice touch!

Sabrina Radican
Sabrina Radican

June 30, 2018

Fabulous shaker card!!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

June 30, 2018

I’m absolutely loving this kit! Using cotton candy colors was so clever! You’ve inspired me to make more shaker cards! Can’t wait to see more cards made with this kit!

Karen P
Karen P

June 30, 2018

The street fair set is so cute. Love it for cards or scrapbooking.

Chrsitine
Chrsitine

June 30, 2018

I cannot wait!!! Super excited to see the reveal! Your card is soOo beautiful and reaks of Summer! Tfs!

Josmary
Josmary

June 30, 2018

Nice card. Love the soft colors.

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar

June 30, 2018

Very beautiful card. Love the shaker element and the sentiment is fabulous!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

June 30, 2018

It’s a great kit and makes me think fun and smile!

Kathy A
Kathy A

June 30, 2018

Cool colors for a hot summer day.

Laurie
Laurie

June 30, 2018

Love the idea of sending some fun to friends – it’s great to remind ourselves that we all need play time. This brings back such great memories.

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

June 30, 2018

I’ve never been more excited for a kit!! The fair is my favorite time of the year!

RobinP
RobinP

June 30, 2018

Super cute card that’s very reminiscent of summer!

Juanita 8
Juanita 8

June 30, 2018

I love the idea of the ferris wheel..making the world go round n round. Sometimes you wanna get off, n others, you just want to keep up the fun!
Awesome!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

June 30, 2018

I LOVE that!! I own an older Hero Arts stamp set with a globe and similar sayings — so useful and versatile. But the die cut Ferris wheel? A must have!

kt fit kitty
kt fit kitty

June 30, 2018

Super cute shaker card! I am in love with your new kit! Can’t wait!

Patty  Haff
Patty Haff

June 30, 2018

Oh how my heart stopped when on top ! The card brings back many happy and breath-holding moments.

Mateja P
Mateja P

June 30, 2018

Adorable! Love the colours :)

Lisa
Lisa

June 30, 2018

I love the soft colors used. I love that you can go bold with traditional red, yellow, and blue for a fair. Or you can go with soft colors to get a different look. This kit is so versatile!

Jaclyn Watler
Jaclyn Watler

June 30, 2018

Love the soft cotton candy colors and that subtle county fair background is the perfect touch. The Ferris wheel makes me want to go to the fair myself haha

Connie
Connie

June 30, 2018

Such. Cute card! I can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

June 30, 2018

I love this card. I love the green, it’s so cool. I love the ferris wheel even though I wouldn’t be caught dead on one!!!

Cathy Lenda
Cathy Lenda

June 30, 2018

Love the color combinations ! Fantastic card.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

June 30, 2018

This card is so sweet! I love the fun and unique new stamps in this kit.

Dgolly
Dgolly

June 30, 2018

What a great color scheme for a Summer card. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey
Stacey

June 30, 2018

Super cute! I love this kit so far and that background is so cute.

littlen
littlen

June 30, 2018

What beautiful colors. Very calm & relaxing.

littlen
littlen

June 30, 2018

What beautiful colors. Very calm & relaxing.

Rae
Rae

June 30, 2018

Yes, very sweet kit! Love your place on the circular Ferris wheel and the round shaker opening. Cool aqua and pink colors.

Darlene
Darlene

June 30, 2018

This is a sweet kit. It brings back the childhood memories of the carnivals. Thank you

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

June 30, 2018

Gorgeous Emily, I love the colours you use, I love the Pool carstock. Thanks for showing your example with this great kit!

kReN@afourthlife
kReN@afourthlife

June 30, 2018

Feeling a pang of nostalgia here. These stamp images are super!

nancy
nancy

June 30, 2018

I love the subtle background and the colors you chose. A fun summer card!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

June 30, 2018

I like the circle shaker card effect. Very summery!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sue Manning

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

June 30, 2018

What a great shaker card. Love the Ferris Wheel and the wonderful colors.
Thanks for sharing…

S Reyman
S Reyman

June 30, 2018

I love these designs. They remind me of the county fairs that I went to as a child in Ohio. Such wonderful memories…

FD91354
FD91354

June 30, 2018

Loving the kit so far. A little disappointed that cool sentiment stamp is an addon. Looks like the perfect fit for the kit. Excited to see more of this release.

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

June 30, 2018

this is a beauty, the soft blues and the sequins are beautiful.

Ruth Davis
Ruth Davis

June 30, 2018

I absolutely love this kit brings so many memories of the good old days and fun times. Love the pastel colors as well.

Charlotte G
Charlotte G

June 30, 2018

I love shaker cards and shaker cards are the perfect way to make circus cards even more fun!!

K Kraft
K Kraft

June 30, 2018

What a cute and fun shaker card! Love the words in the background.

Leonie Haines
Leonie Haines

June 30, 2018

Love the Ferris wheel. Brings me back to my childhood

Sherrie
Sherrie

June 30, 2018

So fun! Love the ferris wheel and the sentiment. A lovely picturesque scene.

Kimberly S Spencer
Kimberly S Spencer

June 30, 2018

Two more days til Monday!!!

Lorraine Anderson
Lorraine Anderson

June 30, 2018

What a sweet kit! Brings back good, comforting memories!

Nina S
Nina S

June 30, 2018

Fun card! Ferris wheels are our favorite!

Any McCue
Any McCue

June 30, 2018

What a festive shaker card!

Tani K
Tani K

June 30, 2018

Love this card. So summery. ( if that’s a word)

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

June 30, 2018

cute shaker card!

Beverly Perdue
Beverly Perdue

June 30, 2018

Love the soft colors and the embossed background in the shaker. Awesome card!

isabel Z
isabel Z

June 30, 2018

I love everything about this card—so beautiful.

Karen
Karen

June 30, 2018

I so enjoy watching each day for inspiring ideas for the up and coming kit. The colors you have chosen are wonderfully cool and inviting and the shaker aspect adds to the fun of the Ferris wheel. Love it!

Renata Rush
Renata Rush

June 30, 2018

This card is so cute! I love the detail of the stamped background on the shaker window.

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

June 30, 2018

Love this soft summer color. I can see this stamp set for scrapbooking as well as cards.

Nina S
Nina S

June 30, 2018

I love shaker cards and this is too cute. Love that hot air balloon and Ferris wheel.

Trina P.
Trina P.

June 30, 2018

Fun shaker. Great colour.