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June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

by Daniel West June 07, 2020 198 Comments

Hello and welcome! This is the last peek  at the June My Monthly Hero Kit before tomorrow's release at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We estimate June kits and add-ons will begin shipping on June 19. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work on restarting our operations in a safe manner and fulfilling orders already in-house. Now let's join Daniel for the final glimpse before the full reveal on Monday!

Hey everyone! What a great time to send encouraging cards to friends and essential workers to lift their spirits. The My Monthly Hero Kit for June 2020 includes some super fantastic fancy dies and nautical stamps. Uplifting sentiments like the one I used for today's countdown post come with all of this goodness, too. Every month, the kit leaves me gobsmacked. You get so much EVERY time!

For my card, I did some die cut layering to build a scene with Hero Hues cardstock in a red, white and blue color scheme: Nautical, Lapis, Cranberry and Dove White. All of the dies and sentiment come with the kit!

To begin, I die cut the mountains, tree line and lighthouse out. I stacked them on top a piece of white cardstock with Hero Arts Precision Glue. Then, I fussy-cut off the top of the white cardstock above the mountains, leaving the white showing in the details of the die cut behind the mountains. I also stacked an extra lighthouse die cut on the front for dimension. 

Next, I adhered it all to the front of a 4.125 x 5.375" Lapis panel and stamped the sentiment, "You are a beacon of light," to the front using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. To finish off the card, I adhered it all to the front of a card base measuring 4.25 x 5.5". This leaves a very thin border around the design. 

The dies this month, really make a showing here, but the Hero Hues cardstock colors really make a great presentation, too. I can't say enough about the luxury of this cardstock in both weight and color--it delights.

Thank you for joining me today for this countdown peek at the June 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit. I cannot wait to see your creations with this fantastic 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 countdown posts. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, June 8, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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100 Responses

Sally Larsen
Sally Larsen

June 09, 2020

Daniel,
Wow…one of my fav’s. Love it

Polly
Polly

June 09, 2020

I love the designs. It is perfect for a Father’s Day Card, 4th of July, or Thanks to our Healthcare Professionals Card

Louise
Louise

June 08, 2020

This is such a striking card . I know several people I could send to.

Louise
Louise

June 08, 2020

I absolutely love this set

Amanda Hicks
Amanda Hicks

June 08, 2020

Such a lovely card!

Kim
Kim

June 08, 2020

Love the red white and blue theme

Andrea Robinson
Andrea Robinson

June 08, 2020

Love your products. I bought your monthly feb. Kit. So happy with it. Made tons of great cards with it. So many tutorials and ideas. Also love your inks last so long and are do vibrant. I would love a chance to win this beautiful mountain stamp set. Thank you for the opportunity!

Jade
Jade

June 08, 2020

An amazing card. Great bold colors.

Yvette Kerstens
Yvette Kerstens

June 08, 2020

Fantastic

Gil
Gil

June 08, 2020

absolutely beautiful card. This month it looks like Hero Arts has really hit a home run.

Linda
Linda

June 08, 2020

Daniel, your striking color combination immediately started me thinking about how to use this kit for 4th of July!
Maybe beautiful, sparkly fireworks exploding over the mountains? Thanks for sharing your design and tips for adding dimension!
Linda

DebbieC
DebbieC

June 08, 2020

This card is wonderful. The Hero Art dies are so detailed and the card stock colours so vibrant.

America Cuevas
America Cuevas

June 08, 2020

Beautiful card

Diana King
Diana King

June 08, 2020

America the Beautiful
O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! 🎵

I love your vision and creativity, Daniel. Well done 👏👏

Diana King
Diana King

June 08, 2020

America the Beautiful
O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! 🎵

I love your vision and creativity, Daniel. Well done 👏👏

Barbara
Barbara

June 08, 2020

Awesome masculine card.

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

June 08, 2020

I am completely in love with your card. Fabulous!

Jody V
Jody V

June 08, 2020

Love your card. Great release. Thanks for sharing.

Karrie Lasater
Karrie Lasater

June 08, 2020

Beautiful card. This looks like a really great kit for masculine cards!! Cant wait to see the whole kit!! Great color combo!

Linda S.
Linda S.

June 08, 2020

I think your card is beautiful. I just love the way you use color.

Woendi Wells
Woendi Wells

June 08, 2020

Loving these die’s. So excited to see the full kit and add-on’s.

Priscilla Bergman Joseph
Priscilla Bergman Joseph

June 08, 2020

Your card is striking and the colors are perfect for the upcoming holiday! Beautiful work, Daniel!

Luis Rodriguez
Luis Rodriguez

June 08, 2020

This kit is perfect for Father’s Day cards.

Diana Curtis
Diana Curtis

June 08, 2020

I can not wait to see this full reveal. It looks amazing.

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

June 08, 2020

Beautiful card! This is the kit for me!

Amy
Amy

June 08, 2020

Love the patriotic color scheme and the die cuts. Am so looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

Rosa P
Rosa P

June 08, 2020

Beautiful card. Love the colors.

Jane A McBee
Jane A McBee

June 08, 2020

Wonderful ideas. Father’s day is coming and I need a more masculine take, this is it.

Paula Schuessler
Paula Schuessler

June 08, 2020

Quite striking. Great color choices!

Yvette Kerstens
Yvette Kerstens

June 08, 2020

Love it.

KC Wong
KC Wong

June 08, 2020

Wow! This is a very different design! Great to see the elements this way! Thanks for sharing!

Becky Beyl
Becky Beyl

June 08, 2020

Beautiful die cuts. Would love to win!

Katie Coggins
Katie Coggins

June 08, 2020

Love the red white and blue. As a non American – it screams Independence Day to me! Love the die cut combo

Anouk
Anouk

June 08, 2020

What an interesting scene with that red lighthouse! Love the mountains on the background.

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

June 08, 2020

Very pretty card, Daniel! It really makes a statement with that gorgeous card stock and incredible dies!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

June 08, 2020

Love the dye cutting here in this color combo. Great card!!!

SandyK
SandyK

June 08, 2020

What a beautiful card – I love all the dimension you get from the layers! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

June 08, 2020

Love the diversity of the dies in this kit! This would be a great card for a man or anyone who loves lighthouses!

Karen L K
Karen L K

June 08, 2020

Oooh love that scene! Interesting colors and really the perfect scene with mountains and the ocean. Those are some very cool dies.

Frances
Frances

June 08, 2020

I love your use of all the dies. It’s very nautical and can easily become a masculine card. I need to stock up on this beautiful cardstock. Thank you for sharing.

Terrie
Terrie

June 08, 2020

Beautiful card! The lighthouse die is my favourite!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

June 08, 2020

Lovely card the die cuts look fabulous

Beth Medich
Beth Medich

June 08, 2020

Love this, looks great! It would be so awesome to win this kit:)

Geri S
Geri S

June 07, 2020

Bright card and different dies – I like unusual!

Laurie Brown
Laurie Brown

June 07, 2020

What a fun card!! Love the colors and the dies are fantastic!

Christina M Dauven
Christina M Dauven

June 07, 2020

I love how this card is all patriotic and yet has a wonderful worldly scene to it. It represents peaceful usa love and it is perfect 👌

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

June 07, 2020

Love the scenery of
this card, and cool
stamps.
Carla from Utah

Adonya S.
Adonya S.

June 07, 2020

What great dies- can’t wait to see the whole package! Thanks for sharing!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

June 07, 2020

Love those colors and the whole scene!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

June 07, 2020

These kits are the only reason I look forward to Mondays! Love these color combos and sentiment

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

June 07, 2020

Love this beautiful mountain scene with the pop of red making the lighthouse take center stage!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

June 07, 2020

I love the red, white and blue colors, perfect for a nautical card! It can be so hard sometimes to come up with an idea for masculine cards. Looks like this kit will make it easy!

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

June 07, 2020

Such a fantastic card Daniel, love the beautiful mountain scene and pop of red making the lighthouse really take center stage!

Beth Harple
Beth Harple

June 07, 2020

Reminds me of the New England coast line.

Toni L
Toni L

June 07, 2020

This is truly ad amazing scenic card—love the colour. That lighthouse just pops in the foreground.

Ellie Uselton
Ellie Uselton

June 07, 2020

That lighthouse absolutely pops! This card is so bold with stark lines and minimalist detail. I can feel the inspiration juices flowing! I can see my grandpa opening this card and it melts my heart. Great job!

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

June 07, 2020

This strikes me as a very patriotic American card. Very different!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

June 07, 2020

Gorgeous card! Love all the layers and colors…
Thanks so much for sharing.

Marie T
Marie T

June 07, 2020

So nice to see a navy blue shade used! This is a perfect theme for July too and evokes the feeling of “mountains majesty!”

Mary Rose
Mary Rose

June 07, 2020

Love this! Perfect for all of the lighthouses we have here in Michigan!

Dori
Dori

June 07, 2020

What great details in that card, love it! And I love the colors you chose. Very nice!

Vicki Kroll
Vicki Kroll

June 07, 2020

Beautiful die-cut outdoor scene and love all the colors. That red lighthouse really pops.

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

June 07, 2020

Awesome use of colors on the card!!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

June 07, 2020

Love this fabulous scene you created! Can’t wait to see the whole kit. Thanks so much for sharing!!

mary tollakson
mary tollakson

June 07, 2020

Wonderful card!

Claudia N
Claudia N

June 07, 2020

Beautiful card! Love the red, white and blue, makes me wish I lived by the ocean! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!! A must have for sure.

Tina
Tina

June 07, 2020

Awesome card. I love the colors.

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

June 07, 2020

Oh, I LOVE THIS SCENE. It reminds me of Norway. LOVE IT. And the patriotic colors are amazing!!

KerrynM
KerrynM

June 07, 2020

Love your card Daniel. The kit looks fabulous.

Pam Ramada
Pam Ramada

June 07, 2020

Great use of the dies. I can’t wait to see the full kit tomorrow.

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

June 07, 2020

What a peaceful looking set

Sara Dumont
Sara Dumont

June 07, 2020

I love this card and all the sneak peaks this month

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

June 07, 2020

That is a really crisp look! Great job!

josmary
josmary

June 07, 2020

oh man im so excited about this kit it just keeps getting better and better

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

June 07, 2020

Love this!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

June 07, 2020

Bold and impressive! Love the fussy cut that brought those mountains alive against that cabin. Then stacking the bright red lighthouse is so striking! Red, White and .blue-tiful!! ❤ Artie-tistic! Beautiful Hero .Arts, cant wait to see the whole MMH kit !

Eden
Eden

June 07, 2020

I just love everything about this card!

Christi Gulledge
Christi Gulledge

June 07, 2020

Oh my goodness I want this set! Awesome design!

Brenda
Brenda

June 07, 2020

The mountains and trees remind me of my family trip to Alaska 2 years ago! I really like this card, and the versatility of this set as seen in all of the cards this weekend.

Savvy Me
Savvy Me

June 07, 2020

Great layered die cuts and card stock colors.

Linda Price
Linda Price

June 07, 2020

Very interesting design. Reminds me so much of New England. Thanks for your idea!

Joan
Joan

June 07, 2020

Would make a fabulous 4th of July card with those patriotic colors!

Jodi W
Jodi W

June 07, 2020

Love this look. The light house sure does pop! Great job!

Marie Doody
Marie Doody

June 07, 2020

Looks great. Looks like a very versatile kit

Kathy Benjamin
Kathy Benjamin

June 07, 2020

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

June 07, 2020

Love all these great Dies! Can’t wait for the reveal ❣️

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

June 07, 2020

Absolutely loving the landscape dies in this kit! So striking!

Lynn Sakal
Lynn Sakal

June 07, 2020

Love the mountains and trees. I’m not very good at stamping wilderness backgrounds. This solves it for me.
Great use of colors.

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

June 07, 2020

These dies are just awesome. Can’t wait to see the entire monthly kit. Love your card!

Sarah Deonarine
Sarah Deonarine

June 07, 2020

Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

June 07, 2020

Love your color choices on this layered card. The red lighthouse really takes the show!

Lynn
Lynn

June 07, 2020

This kit is so diverse. All of the cards created so far are very unique. I love your use of color on your card. Can’t wait until tomorrow. I also look forward to the add-ons as well.

Lynn Cyert
Lynn Cyert

June 07, 2020

I really like this card with red, white, and blue. A finished appearance.

Joyce
Joyce

June 07, 2020

This is really wonderful.

Margaret R
Margaret R

June 07, 2020

This is just stunning! Love its stark red, white, and blue, and its simplicity is what makes it so compelling.

Brenda
Brenda

June 07, 2020

This kit looks so amazing and I am absolutely in love with this sentiment – it’s so perfect!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

June 07, 2020

What a great use of vivid color.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

June 07, 2020

Daniel, I love, love, LOVE your red white and blue color pallette and die choice!!! Very patriotic, and also makes a great masculine card. Looking forward to tomorrow’s release, and you definitely sold me on the cardstock too! 😁

Chark
Chark

June 07, 2020

Beautiful scene!

Cyndee
Cyndee

June 07, 2020

I love how all the different elements combine to make a really nice scene. What a great card!