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June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway!!

by Jessica Frost-Ballas June 01, 2018 566 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the June My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, June 4th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We will be here for the next three days, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Stay tuned for more inspiration all weekend long! Now let's join Jess for a first look at this fun beach vacation-inspired kit.

Good morning friends! Jess here with the first look at what is easily my most favorite My Monthly Hero kit of all time! I grew up in Virginia Beach and even though I live up in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley now, I still consider myself a beach girl at heart! So when I saw this month's kit I fell head over heels in love! The kit is PACKED with product and the only thing I used on my card today that's not included in the kit is the white and black embossing powder, the two Copic markers I used, and my card base! ;) See, I told you there's a lot in there! 

The kit contains this fabulous layering wave set and several ink cubes that layer together beautifully to create that realistic wave! I started by stamping the three wave layers with Soft Sky, Summer Sky, and Deep Ocean inks onto Snow layering paper. Then I used Post-it notes to mask off the waves. I pressed a Versamark pad all over the bottom of the panel and heat-embossed it with the sand embossing powder that's included in the kit. It has different shapes and colored crystals that create a really interesting texture!

Next I stamped the cute adirondack chairs included in the kit onto Snow layering paper and heat-embossed them with detail white embossing powder.  I wanted them to blend into the background so I added Copic dots in two shades of brown to the cardstock. I die-cut them with the coordinating dies and adhered them to the background with foam mounting tape. Then I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and heat-embossed it with detail black embossing powder. I trimmed it down to a fishtail banner and attached it to the background with foam mounting tape. Finally I trimmed the panel down to 4" by 5.25" and adhered it to a white card base. The perfect scene for a summer vacation!! ;) 

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, June 4th, 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

Linda C.
Linda C.

May 23, 2020

I love this card! I am in love with that ocean stamp and the unique way you did the sand. Those chairs are too cute, I have chairs like that at home and would love those.

Kimberly Reveal
Kimberly Reveal

December 11, 2018

I am such a summer baby I love this set.

Ellen Fayard
Ellen Fayard

June 05, 2018

this is such a cute kit. Love the layered waves.

Debbie Walker
Debbie Walker

June 05, 2018

Great idea. Looks so inviting.

Rebecca
Rebecca

June 04, 2018

This card makes me wish I lived closer to the beach.
So I could feel the sand between my toes. What a wonderful feeling on a warm summer day. Just look at that inviting sand!

Judy
Judy

June 04, 2018

This kit is awesome! I was too late to get it though. I hope that the items in the kit come out on their own so I can get them. Wow!

Catherine Nowak
Catherine Nowak

June 04, 2018

Love the stamps to create clouds, watet of dunrs

Julie
Julie

June 04, 2018

Love the sand on this card. It makes me want to go to the beach and bury my toes in! Thanks for your inspiration.

Candy
Candy

June 04, 2018

Gosh…that sand is awesome! Very clever card!!

Sheryl M.
Sheryl M.

June 04, 2018

What a gorgeous card! This set is definitely got my name all over it! I’ve never gotten any kits from y’all, just found out about them! Guess I’ve been living under a rock! Go figure! I’ve got to get this set!

SHARON Q
SHARON Q

June 04, 2018

I am so excited about this kit, I can hardly stand it!

Lisa KP
Lisa KP

June 04, 2018

Looking at this card causes me to long for my vacation time. Sit and relax on the beach! I’m looking forward to that embossing powder. Thank you for sharing your creativity and adding to mine

Carol
Carol

June 04, 2018

I can’t wait to see this new embossing powder. I love these cards!

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

June 04, 2018

It is just lovely! I love the sand…I can almost feel it in my toes!

Kathy H
Kathy H

June 04, 2018

WOW! The water and sand are just amazing!!!

KathyR
KathyR

June 04, 2018

Loving what I see so far, beautiful!

K. Eley
K. Eley

June 04, 2018

So incredibly excited about this kit! Hope the sand embossing powder is going to be available somewhere outside of the kit because I have a feeling it isn’t going to last long :). Great card!

Mateja P
Mateja P

June 04, 2018

Such a great beach look. This looks amazing :)

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

June 04, 2018

That sand embossing powder Is so unique. Your card looks amazing. I can’t wait to get this kit

Joanne
Joanne

June 04, 2018

The sand looks amazing! Love love love those waves!

Kelley
Kelley

June 04, 2018

The sand embossing powder is wonderful!

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

June 03, 2018

Check out the sand and the waves!! Wowza!!!!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

June 03, 2018

I couldn’t agree with this sentiment more!

Karen F
Karen F

June 03, 2018

Great beach card – the Beach chairs are so cute!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

June 03, 2018

I love the look of this set! The embossing powder looks really cool!

Bela
Bela

June 03, 2018

Reminds me of our recent vacation to beautiful Florida!

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

June 03, 2018

I can’t wait to see this cat! The water is really pretty and looks so realistic

Chris E
Chris E

June 03, 2018

The sand embossing powder looks amazing, it makes the card look fantastic, simple but agreat idea. Love it.

Tara
Tara

June 03, 2018

OO! That sand embossing powder is EVERYTHING.

Jade B
Jade B

June 03, 2018

Absolutely LOVE this card. The ocean looks amazing!

Sarina
Sarina

June 03, 2018

Wow.. I have to get my hands on that embossing powder.. It’s gorgeous!

Lynn
Lynn

June 03, 2018

I am thrilled that this month is a beach themed set!

Connie Jo Mitchel
Connie Jo Mitchel

June 03, 2018

This looks like another great set!! I love Beach theme! Your kits always make beautiful cards. Thank you for a chance to win this collection!

Linda
Linda

June 03, 2018

Love love love it!

Marty Reid
Marty Reid

June 03, 2018

YES! The beach…gotta have this kit!!!

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

June 03, 2018

Beautiful summer card !!!!

Connie jo Mitchel
Connie jo Mitchel

June 03, 2018

Beach themes are my favorite and I can’t wait to get started with this one! This will make dynamic cards!! <3

Niralee Yeisley
Niralee Yeisley

June 03, 2018

Love the sand embossing powder and the theme. Can’t wait to try these.

F. Andre
F. Andre

June 03, 2018

This is such an amazing scene. Those waves are so realistic. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

June 03, 2018

I’m excited to play with the sand embossing powder. What a great idea.

margie
margie

June 03, 2018

can’t to see the layering waves

CathyR
CathyR

June 03, 2018

Beach keen

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

June 03, 2018

Such a great sentiment!

Audre G
Audre G

June 03, 2018

Your card makes me feel very serene. Love it.

Mindy H
Mindy H

June 03, 2018

I’m definitely a beach girl at heart too (but live in the Midwest so it’s mainly dreaming about the beach that happens!). Love everything about this card.

Jenny
Jenny

June 03, 2018

I love the sand embossing powder. I can’t wait to use it.

Monique C
Monique C

June 03, 2018

I love the layering waves! Can’t wait to see it! Thank you for the opportunity to win a kit!

Naty
Naty

June 03, 2018

I need this kit!! :-O

Rebecca Kinslow
Rebecca Kinslow

June 03, 2018

Let’s head to the beach!

Amy
Amy

June 03, 2018

Love, love, love that wave layering effect. And the fonts used on the sentiments are great! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!!

Linda
Linda

June 03, 2018

I’d love to try this embossing powder!

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

June 03, 2018

This card makes me want to grab my swimsuit and get myself to the beach!

Susan King
Susan King

June 03, 2018

Jess being from Virginia Beach well not a native just here for 9 years and now that we are moving to Virginia I am so looking forward to this set so I can take my heart with me! Thank you for the wonderful card! And thank you Hero Arts for your superb creativity!

Tammy W.
Tammy W.

June 03, 2018

OMG: A Zen Moment

lee
lee

June 03, 2018

I love the beach and this set is wonderful!

Amber
Amber

June 03, 2018

I have to get that layering wave set. Reminds me of Lake Huron and the colors are spot on!

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

June 03, 2018

How cool is that sand embossing powder! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Sophia Fumin
Sophia Fumin

June 03, 2018

I love how you added the copic dots to the border of the beach chairs so they would blend in!! So smart!!

RuthJ
RuthJ

June 03, 2018

Perfect summer card AND sentiment!!!

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

June 03, 2018

mysweetlaughter@yahoo.com. Lovely beach cards so happppyyyy Thanks

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

June 03, 2018

mysweetlaughter@yahoo.com. Lovely beach cards so happppyyyy Thanks

Maryellen
Maryellen

June 03, 2018

This card is gorgeous! I could get a lot of use out of this set living in FL!

Elizabeth B
Elizabeth B

June 03, 2018

Love this kit! Great scene!

reneemilner
reneemilner

June 03, 2018

What a fun card—I really like anything beach-related :)

Stacey
Stacey

June 03, 2018

That sand is so cool!

Purvi
Purvi

June 03, 2018

Beautiful card. I like the beach scene. i can’t wait to see the full kit.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

June 03, 2018

Wow! I want to go to the BEACH! LOL! This is a great card, Jessica….the water and sand are so realistic. Can’t wait to try out the sand embossing powder. Love Hero Arts and their design team!

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

June 03, 2018

Love, love that sand embossing powder!!

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

June 03, 2018

Great card—love that sand embossing powder, so cool!

Beatrice
Beatrice

June 03, 2018

This is a must have card set love the beach inspired card it is beautiful!! I’m a jersey beach girl and love sitting on the beach watching the waves & listening to waves break on the sand!!

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

June 03, 2018

Nice card .

Mitzi
Mitzi

June 03, 2018

Thanks for sharing your awesome card & the opportunity to win. I wish I was sitting in one of your chairs. Lol

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

June 03, 2018

Oh My !! What a lovely, holidays-feels card !!

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

June 03, 2018

This card has such a peaceful feeling. I love the Adirondack chairs. It would make a great retirement card.

BeckyHL
BeckyHL

June 03, 2018

Jess, i love your card. I can’t wait to use the sand EP. I’d like to do a beach scene with SOS crossed off and Do Not Disturb written in the sand.

Laura L Buehler
Laura L Buehler

June 03, 2018

The layering waves makes a great impression.

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

June 03, 2018

OMG, I can’t wait for that sand embossing powder!! Your beautiful card has certainly made me excited for this kit :)

Theresa P
Theresa P

June 03, 2018

Great Kit and creative card! Love that EP.

Tammy Joyce
Tammy Joyce

June 03, 2018

Very nice card and I can see all things beach related. Can’t wait to see the whole kit. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

June 03, 2018

Wow an awesome and inviting beach scene!! Love it!

Kim Maxwell
Kim Maxwell

June 03, 2018

Oh my stars!!! I am IN LOVE with this kit already!!! I cannot wait to see what the whole kit looks like!!! Got my alarm set for when it goes live because i simply CANNOT miss this one!!! Love love love your card Jess!!! Beautiful!!! Big Hugs!!!

Heather Spiegel
Heather Spiegel

June 03, 2018

I’m so excited about this kit and this card is just so spectacular! Sand embossing powder… just wow! Please don’t sell out until I get my hands on this!!

ljhart1968
ljhart1968

June 03, 2018

Love tgose beach chairs. This looks like a really fun set

Amy McCue
Amy McCue

June 03, 2018

I love the sand and the sea!

Elena
Elena

June 03, 2018

Beautiful card!

Samantha VanArnhem
Samantha VanArnhem

June 03, 2018

So pretty – and sand embossing powder!? That is awesome!

Jane Starling
Jane Starling

June 03, 2018

I’ll take the chair on the left please, beautiful card!

Siobhan Webster
Siobhan Webster

June 03, 2018

That embossing powder is to die for. Great card

Lorraine
Lorraine

June 03, 2018

Lovely summer scene, if only! It’s winter here ( and very cold) in the Southern Hemisphere .

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

June 03, 2018

L💙VE the waves and sand are AMAZING!

Jessica
Jessica

June 03, 2018

That sand embossing powder is beautiful!

Amy Brown
Amy Brown

June 03, 2018

This embossing powder is amazing! It truly looks like sand. Makes me wanna hit the beach!

shartl
shartl

June 03, 2018

Wow, I just love that sand effect with the embossing powder. I think I need some of that!

AngelaR
AngelaR

June 03, 2018

I love that embossing powder!

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

June 03, 2018

I love the look of the embossing powder. This is a great kit. Beautiful card.

Vivienne
Vivienne

June 03, 2018

Sand embossing powder! Wow oh wow….I love it!

Connie Svejgaard Frølund
Connie Svejgaard Frølund

June 03, 2018

Wauw looks so nice just as our holiday.

Kelly Santi
Kelly Santi

June 03, 2018

I agree, I agree! Bare feet and sand in my toes – perfection! LOVE the sand and the surf – great contrast to the white background! TFS!

Delana Lyman
Delana Lyman

June 03, 2018

I love all the gold you used on this card!

Maria Willis
Maria Willis

June 03, 2018

I can’t wait to see this whole kit! That sand embossing powder is amazing!

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