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July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway!

by Michelle Short June 30, 2018 261 Comments

We are back with another countdown post, leading up to the release of the July My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, July 2nd at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Join us as we continue to share ideas 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 Michelle who is sharing a clean and simple card using the main kit.

What a wonderful kit! I love the celebration/fun theme of this kit but I wanted to show how you can make a general hello card with this kit too. I love the plane image and thought it would be fun to have it flying above the clouds. 

Hello There by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

To start with, I took a white card base and using a blending tool, blended some Soft Sky Shadow Ink on to it to create some subtle colour. I then stamped the plane image from the main stamp set above, with Intense Black Ink. I also made a mask for the banner part by stamping it on to mask paper. I fussy cut the mask out with scissors and placed this over the image on the card. 

Hello There by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the little cloud image from the main stamp set and stamped this three times, using Soft Sky Shadow Ink. I then removed the mask. I coloured the banner part using red Copic Markers and then stamped the 'hello there' sentiment from the main stamp set. The sentiment is curved already so it is ready to go. I did find that the stamped clouds were getting a bit lost, so I went over the lines with a blue colour pencil to help them pop.

Hello There by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I die cut a Nesting Cloudy Infinity Die from Vellum and adhered this on to the card towards the bottom (so the adhesive would not be seen) and cut the excess off from the side. I took a white cardstock panel and using another Nesting Cloudy Infinity Die, I partially die-cut in to the panel to create the top cloud border. This panel was added to the card with foam tape. 

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. The more you comment, the more chances to win! 

Good luck!





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100 Responses

Michele K. Henderson
Michele K. Henderson

July 05, 2018

This little plane is super cute! It’s so perfect for so many people in my life! Love this sweet idea!

Rosa Ramirez
Rosa Ramirez

July 02, 2018

Clean and simple but stunning, that pop of red draws your attention to it while the vellum adds a delicate touch to it

Jessica Barker
Jessica Barker

July 02, 2018

This is nice subtle alternative for this kit. Love it!

Lori Barnett
Lori Barnett

July 02, 2018

Simple but oh so cute!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

July 02, 2018

Simple and beautiful :)

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

July 02, 2018

Love this card, so simple, yet adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Lampe
Karen Lampe

July 02, 2018

Love the clouds and plane on the card!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

July 02, 2018

Love the clean and simple look of this card!

Laura C
Laura C

July 02, 2018

This card is just plane fun! Pun intended. HA!

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

July 02, 2018

Love the clean and simple look of this card!

Bessie
Bessie

July 02, 2018

I love the simplicity of this card. I love the infinity dies! I love clouds!

Flo
Flo

July 02, 2018

The cloud nesting dies look great on your card.

K. Eley
K. Eley

July 02, 2018

Love the clean simple and airy look of this card!
The little plane is so charming especially since I spent the day at an airshow.

Evert
Evert

July 02, 2018

Looking forward to seeing what’s in store for the release tomorrow!

SarahC
SarahC

July 02, 2018

Love the card – particularly since my spouse was a pilot so this really appeals to me. Neat how you layered the clouds.

Betty Wright
Betty Wright

July 02, 2018

This is super fun!

Charly
Charly

July 02, 2018

Love the cloud! Thanks for sharing.

Jo
Jo

July 02, 2018

Really CAS card Michelle! Love that background!
hugs,
Jo in Jersey

karenajo
karenajo

July 02, 2018

Very clever idea for a ‘hello’ card. The plane with the trailing banner is such a versatile idea!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

July 02, 2018

Fabulous card! I love the CAS design!

Terrie Durgin
Terrie Durgin

July 02, 2018

This is such a great card! I love that plane flying with the banner :)

Nancy Deffner
Nancy Deffner

July 02, 2018

Great CAS card!

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

July 02, 2018

Cute card! Love the airplane and banner!

Rae
Rae

July 02, 2018

The airplane adds so much fun to your card. Very cute! Looking forward to the country fair kit flair!

Leigh G
Leigh G

July 02, 2018

Simple, lovely, and effective – thanks!

Diana W
Diana W

July 02, 2018

Such a simple card with a great impact!

Di Brown
Di Brown

July 02, 2018

This kit looks like so much fun, love this card with the clouds and the plane and the way you have cut the front of the card is very imaginative.

Joy Baldwin
Joy Baldwin

July 02, 2018

I love your card kits!

Janet
Janet

July 02, 2018

Fabulous cards in this countdown, love them all!!

Jackie A
Jackie A

July 02, 2018

Lovely and clean.

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

July 02, 2018

I love this card. is so simple but packs a punch….

Stacey
Stacey

July 02, 2018

Super cute card, loving this kit.

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

July 02, 2018

I do really adore that airplane and love your use of it in your card, simple yet so very effective. Fabulous!

Crystal
Crystal

July 02, 2018

I love that little airplane…I wish we saw sky writers as often as we used to; it used to be a sure sign of summer! I could get a lot of use from this stamp and am looking forward to seeing the rest of the kit. :-)

Keena
Keena

July 02, 2018

Your card is so creative and pretty!

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

July 02, 2018

Such a cute card…love that little plane and those cloud infinity dies!

Audre G
Audre G

July 02, 2018

Clever use of cloud die to show the tops of the clouds instead of the more usual bottom of the clouds.

Teresa Spavin
Teresa Spavin

July 02, 2018

This one seems to go off theme of the circus. HMM. Wonder if it will be in the main kit.

cecelia cole
cecelia cole

July 01, 2018

I find this card so charming.

Jaclyn Watler
Jaclyn Watler

July 01, 2018

What I love most about this idea is that it’s very subtle. There aren’t any distractions from the message of the card. I can see using this kit in so many ways! Love the options for both bold and subtle cards.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

July 01, 2018

Perfect CAS.

Patt H.
Patt H.

July 01, 2018

What a cool idea! Love it! This would make a great card for several different occasions by just changing the sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration!

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

Love this CAS card.

Lauren
Lauren

July 01, 2018

So simple and sweet! This looks like it’s going to be a super fun kit!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

July 01, 2018

Cute card!

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

July 01, 2018

Fabulous clean and simple design!

Teri W
Teri W

July 01, 2018

Adorable card

Sue Ritchie
Sue Ritchie

July 01, 2018

So excited!

Angie
Angie

July 01, 2018

I loved how you made a clean and simple card so beautiful!
Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

July 01, 2018

Flying high… Can use for all types of messages.

Laura Eckford
Laura Eckford

July 01, 2018

I love the pop of red, it really draws the eye in!

Sandy
Sandy

July 01, 2018

How cute is this – just a few more sleeps….

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

July 01, 2018

Love this clean and simple card!

Kimberly Fraser
Kimberly Fraser

July 01, 2018

Very simple yet very cute!

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

July 01, 2018

Love the clean look!

Vicki Gersey
Vicki Gersey

July 01, 2018

I love carousel horses. What a great card.

Colleen F
Colleen F

July 01, 2018

Love the plane!

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

July 01, 2018

Very lovely card. I liked how you used vellum too

Julie
Julie

July 01, 2018

Looks like there will be fun, tiny stamps in the main kit to create fun backgrounds.

Denise Kasbohm
Denise Kasbohm

July 01, 2018

How cute! I love the little plane and message.

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

July 01, 2018

Beautiful scene. So cute.

Geri S.
Geri S.

July 01, 2018

Simple and easy looking card. Great idea!

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

July 01, 2018

Love that adorable little banner in the sky!

Janet D.
Janet D.

July 01, 2018

Very sweet card!

Amy bedger
Amy bedger

July 01, 2018

Cute simple card! Love it!

Cheri
Cheri

July 01, 2018

Cute card – definitely CAS! Love that little plane!

Florie
Florie

July 01, 2018

Michelle, what a nice clean hello note card, tfs. The hello there sentiment make the entire card pop out really nice.

 Diane backus
Diane backus

July 01, 2018

Yea! now we’re flying high! Can’t wait to see the rest!

Yvonne Morentin
Yvonne Morentin

July 01, 2018

so fun and clean, i like it

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

July 01, 2018

I’m liking the simplicity of this months design !

Jane C
Jane C

July 01, 2018

All I can say is how much fun that was when you were a child.. you would go round and round and try to catch the golden ring……love

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

July 01, 2018

Really cute card! The little airplane is a must have stamp

Trisha Vickers
Trisha Vickers

July 01, 2018

So simple cute!!! Just so soft looking!

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

July 01, 2018

Love the airplane with the message and the clouds are terrific :)

Aditi
Aditi

July 01, 2018

Thank you for sharing

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

July 01, 2018

Love the sky scene you created and the plane adds the perfect touch. TFS!

Donna Dacy
Donna Dacy

July 01, 2018

Great card for a fella. That little plane is so cute. I love all the images in this kit. So versatile…kids and adults will love getting cards made with this set.

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

July 01, 2018

Such a cute clean and simple card!!

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

July 01, 2018

Really like your layered clouds.

Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones

July 01, 2018

What a charming and elegant card

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

July 01, 2018

Love the clouds and sky you created with the flying plane! Such a happy card!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

July 01, 2018

I love our county fair, I love your card, and I can’t wait to try this kit!

Julia D.
Julia D.

July 01, 2018

Love your card! Great use of white space and love the cloud shapes. This kit looks great! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Deb Selby
Deb Selby

July 01, 2018

The little plane reflects the county fair theme so well

Ryan Taylor
Ryan Taylor

July 01, 2018

I love layered cards!

Laura s
Laura s

July 01, 2018

What a great card. Memories of visits to the goat Nd seeing the plane with a flying message. Love it!!!

Deborah345
Deborah345

July 01, 2018

Cute and sweet.

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

July 01, 2018

Wonderful fun theme park that has everything!

Ladyj
Ladyj

July 01, 2018

A simple card is always the best. Awesome! Tfs.

Marilee
Marilee

July 01, 2018

That is a great card — this kit looks very versatile!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

July 01, 2018

So simple and so effective. Love the pop of red.

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

July 01, 2018

What a beautiful card with a simple and clean look that makes it perfect to give to anyone!

Lagene
Lagene

July 01, 2018

I love having the sentiment in the banner!

Steffi H.
Steffi H.

July 01, 2018

This is a CAS perfection card. I love the popping red message.

Mateja P
Mateja P

July 01, 2018

Love it! It’s simple but adorable :)

Linda
Linda

July 01, 2018

CAS beautiful

Fanny C
Fanny C

July 01, 2018

Love seeing how versatile this kit is! This is such a fun hello card.

Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones

July 01, 2018

White is so classic. This card is very elegant and charming.

Claudia N
Claudia N

July 01, 2018

Beautiful CAS!

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