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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98 Responses

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

June 07, 2020

I love your card. TFS.

Elisa M Gray
Elisa M Gray

June 07, 2020

Love that color combination.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

June 07, 2020

This is pretty! :)

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

June 07, 2020

Wow! Awesome, card, Daniel!!! I’m really excited for this kit!

Deborah Cooper
Deborah Cooper

June 07, 2020

What a beautiful card! These dies are fabulous!

Kim Earhart
Kim Earhart

June 07, 2020

I love the color that you chose for die cut layering, it give the the card a very serene look. Adorable!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

June 07, 2020

What a great use of vivid color.

HELEN C SPRAGUE
HELEN C SPRAGUE

June 07, 2020

OMG! I love the way this card turned out! The die cuts are amazing and make your card pop!

BECCA YAHRLING
BECCA YAHRLING

June 07, 2020

Love the red, white & blue color combo! Very nice.

Lindarub
Lindarub

June 07, 2020

Beautiful card!

SueB
SueB

June 07, 2020

Beautiful card with ally you die cutting!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

June 07, 2020

Love this card! The colors are great. I love how the house stands out against the dark of the mountains. Great job!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

June 07, 2020

Awesome use of color and these die designs to create this card! Love it!

Kendra
Kendra

June 07, 2020

These dies are beautiful and I love how you combined them to make such a gorgeous card.

Francine
Francine

June 07, 2020

I am so looking forward to seeing the full reveal! Exciting!

Valerija
Valerija

June 07, 2020

Love your card! So wonderful!

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

June 07, 2020

These die cuts are fabulous. What a stunning card.

Debra Smith
Debra Smith

June 07, 2020

Great card. Love the layering.

Debra Smith
Debra Smith

June 07, 2020

Great card. Love the layering.

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

June 07, 2020

Very nautical! Thanks for the opportunity to win

Sue D
Sue D

June 07, 2020

Great scene and I like these colors.

Julia D.
Julia D.

June 07, 2020

Love the red, white, and blue of this card! Such a great scene. Can’t wait until tomorrow to see the entire kit! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

June 07, 2020

Love the idea of building on white paper to show snow in the crevices! Thanks for the tip. Gorgeous card!

Sarita Salmon
Sarita Salmon

June 07, 2020

Great Card! Cant wait till monday!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

June 07, 2020

Great idea to layer all these diecuts, Daniel, and I love the colors! Fab scene card!!

Felicia C
Felicia C

June 07, 2020

Wow! Saving the best for last. I love the combination of all the imagery in this so very exciting coming kit. I can not wait anymore. Thank God it is only hours away! Love it!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

June 07, 2020

I love the cardstock layers on this card! Excellent!

Eva
Eva

June 07, 2020

Beautiful card and great for everyone to allow the own dreams… maybe it‘s Swiss mountains or patriotic – or for Norway where the aurora borealis can be seen – the colours are the same there…

Joni Morrill
Joni Morrill

June 07, 2020

What a beautiful card!

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

June 07, 2020

Love the red, white and blue card! This kit looks like it will blend in well with several of the other Hero Arts stamp sets that I already have. Looking forward to getting it!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

June 07, 2020

Beautiful card, and I love the colors you chose!

Teri S.
Teri S.

June 07, 2020

Daniel, your card reminds me of where I live. We have ocean, islands & then snow capped mountains on the coast of BC that we look out on when we drive anywhere. We also have a lighthouse on a small rocky island at the end of a larger island we can see about 10 minutes away. Super card & boy, how I’d love to win this kit. Blessings to you & yours.

Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson

June 07, 2020

Love this card Daniel!!! Very classy! This kit is spectacular if the inspiration so far is any indication! Thanks for your creativity!!!

Nancy Deffner
Nancy Deffner

June 07, 2020

Great card. Nice use of patriotic colors.

Kathy A
Kathy A

June 07, 2020

Using different colors of paper for the different dies make them really stand out. Nice!

Leesa Hunter
Leesa Hunter

June 07, 2020

The dies and papers look amazing. Love your sentiment! Thank you.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

June 07, 2020

I can’t wait for this kit!

Lindar C
Lindar C

June 07, 2020

A very patriotic landscape, love it!

Nina S
Nina S

June 07, 2020

The dies in this kit are just amazing! Your card is so clean and vibrant. Really shows off the details of the die cuts.

Marianne
Marianne

June 07, 2020

Great card. Love the bold die cuts.

Golda
Golda

June 07, 2020

This is a wonderful card. Your layers of color make a great, relaxing scene that is still bright.

Lauralee Cosgrove
Lauralee Cosgrove

June 07, 2020

This reminds me of the Swiss alps! So pretty and classic.

Nicole S
Nicole S

June 07, 2020

Cool card! Amazing dies with this set for sure!

Laura
Laura

June 07, 2020

Really like the Patriotic Colors. Nice job.

Carol H
Carol H

June 07, 2020

Ooh love this card!! Great layout and colours. 😊 so excited to see the kit.

Bonnie
Bonnie

June 07, 2020

beautiful and encouraging card. thank you for sharing

Rachel
Rachel

June 07, 2020

I love this card. The nautical colors and layered background is perfect. Simple, easy, quick card to make. Thanks for the design idea. I can’t wait for my kit to arrive.

Cheryll
Cheryll

June 07, 2020

It’s amazing!

America Cuevas
America Cuevas

June 07, 2020

Love the colors

Michele W
Michele W

June 07, 2020

Love this card! So much detail and your color choices are perfect. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to the full reveal of this kit tomorrow.

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

June 07, 2020

Love the patriotic colors! Lovely scene- thank you for the inspiration!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

June 07, 2020

another fantastic card, Daniel! very dramatic!

Sherry Shelton
Sherry Shelton

June 07, 2020

The mountains with the lighthouse look so good together.

Bonnie King
Bonnie King

June 07, 2020

I cannot wait to see this whole kit. I am not the greatest at the whole scene-building thing, but I think this kit might help me out! Looking forward to tomorrow!

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

June 07, 2020

Amazing scene card! I can’t wait to see these landscape dies in the kit.

Julie
Julie

June 07, 2020

Great card, Daniel! I like the layered colors and how the lighthouse stands out.

Terri Rizzo
Terri Rizzo

June 07, 2020

Love this card, can’t wait to see this kit. It looks like it will pair up very well with a few other monthly kits.

Robin Marshall Clark
Robin Marshall Clark

June 07, 2020

This is lovely. The colors work so well together. Great job!

Monica Bilyk
Monica Bilyk

June 07, 2020

Love the pop of red on this card!

Janet Carter
Janet Carter

June 07, 2020

I love the feel of your card. The dies are fabulous!

Sherri
Sherri

June 07, 2020

Love the choice of red, white, and blue! Super cool. Use of dies is great here, and I am so excited to see the full kit and add-ons.

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

June 07, 2020

Love how you layered all the die cuts to create this amazing scene!

Kristi H.
Kristi H.

June 07, 2020

Very nice! Really brings to mind a little fishing village, perfect for several men in my life. Thank you for this unique take.

Jackie Lee
Jackie Lee

June 07, 2020

Awesome! I love it. Simple nautical colors. Perfect!

Stephanie VR Burns
Stephanie VR Burns

June 07, 2020

Very nice card! The beautifully simple use of the landscape dies really brings out the richness of the colored cardstock. Looking forward to tomorrow, looks like another must-have kit!

Kailash
Kailash

June 07, 2020

Beautiful card, love the colors!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

June 07, 2020

Wonderful card! Such a great looking kit!

Molly Kremnitzer
Molly Kremnitzer

June 07, 2020

I love this one

Molly Kremnitzer
Molly Kremnitzer

June 07, 2020

I love this one

Molly Kremnitzer
Molly Kremnitzer

June 07, 2020

I love this one

Lynn Dansie
Lynn Dansie

June 07, 2020

How do each of these designs keep getting better and better with each reveal! You sure know how to make a project exciting! Love it!!

Lisa
Lisa

June 07, 2020

Love this! The colors go well together and really pop! Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Christine Eck
Christine Eck

June 07, 2020

Love those mountains! Fun card, Daniel!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

June 07, 2020

What a dramatic card! Shows how versatile this kit is. Looking forward to Monday.

Dawn N.
Dawn N.

June 07, 2020

This is my favorite sample yet! ❤
Love the nautical colors!

MaryG
MaryG

June 07, 2020

There seems to be quite a variety in this month’s kit.
Nice job, Daniel!

Naomi
Naomi

June 07, 2020

Fantastic use of die cuts!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

June 07, 2020

So much depth to the fantastic scene.
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Art_of_albara
Art_of_albara

June 07, 2020

Wow Daniel. I love your card. Simple colours but they are getting very well together ! And the scene is great. Love it ! I am altesse in Love with this kit.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

June 07, 2020

This landscape card has it all from ocean to mountains! I really like the red, white, and blue color scheme. Very peaceful scene.

JillT
JillT

June 07, 2020

This is a beauty and you are correct about the cardstock colors. I pick and choose my HA kits—honestly don’t make enough cards to spring for a sub. This is one that’s coming to my house!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

June 07, 2020

Daniel, I love the card. I love die cuts and any chance to use them I take it. I love your color scheme as well. You gave each color a place to shine and it balances out well. Thanks for the inspiration. Can’t wait to order. Love the sentiments that I have seen.

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

June 07, 2020

Your card is beautiful Daniel, love the sentiment and beautiful die cut background.

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

June 07, 2020

With July 4th right around the corner, these colors for the card stock are just in time. Looking forward to seeing what the whole kit includes.

SarahC
SarahC

June 07, 2020

Lovely card!!! The bright colors remind me of the Fourth of July and vacations up in Maine. This is a wonderful kit and I’d really like to play with it. TFS

Susan Cadek
Susan Cadek

June 07, 2020

So excited for this kit!

Sidelle Menon
Sidelle Menon

June 07, 2020

Gorgeous card! love the color theme!!

Lyndi
Lyndi

June 07, 2020

Daniel, as always your work is amazing. I’m so glad that you are on the team! Looking forward to getting this kit.

Melissa Keller
Melissa Keller

June 07, 2020

Really relevant design and sentiment in these times of difficulty. Thanks for sharing your inspirational design.

Melissa Keller
Melissa Keller

June 07, 2020

Really relevant design and sentiment in these times of difficulty. Thanks for sharing your inspirational design.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 07, 2020

Wonderful colors!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 07, 2020

Linda tarjeta, Daniel. So pretty!

Sheryl Busch
Sheryl Busch

June 07, 2020

love the layered die cuts. A very striking card.

Sudhamathi Muthu
Sudhamathi Muthu

June 07, 2020

What an awesome scene… I am really in love with the mountain diecut and the lighthouse…

karenajo
karenajo

June 07, 2020

Love the dies in this new kit and your created scene is amazing! Love the red, white and blue colors too! Thanks for sharing such great creativity!

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

June 07, 2020

Powerful choice of colors – Great card design

Amy Reser
Amy Reser

June 07, 2020

Nicely done Daniel. These die cuts can stand alone without an ink blended background. I like the versatility of this kit.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

June 07, 2020

This is such a pretty scene and I love the encouraging sentiment. I can’t wait to see the full kit reveal.