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

by Jessica Frost-Ballas March 02, 2018 514 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the March My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, March 5th 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, so stay tuned for more inspiration! Now let's join Jess who is sharing the first look at this wonderful kit.

This month the kit theme is "Basics" and this kit is going to be a must-have for your craft stash! We have some fabulous stand-alone sentiment dies in this month's kit and I'm focusing on one of them today along with a fun sentiment banner included in the kit!

I stamped the 'free hugs' sentiment onto white cardstock seven times using several inks in our Bold Ink line. I used Rose Madder, Strawberry, Tangerine, Dandelion, Green Apple, Summer Sky, and Orchid Bold Inks. Then I used the coordinating die to die-cut each banner before adhering them to a top-folding card base.

Next I die-cut the gorgeous 'hugs' sentiment three times from black cardstock and adhered them together to create a thick, chipboard-like embellishment. I adhered that to the banners, added a layer of Spectrum Noir clear sparkle, and then a layer of clear gloss using our new lacquer pen. I love the dimensional look the lacquer gives to the sentiment! Finally I stamped the first part of the sentiment onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down to a label and adhered it to the card with foam mounting tape.

Super quick to create and very easy to mass-produce for a stash of encouragement cards! This kit will have you cranking out a variety of cards for every occasion. All weekend long the team is sharing tons of inspiration for this amazing 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 the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, March 5th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!

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Teresa Clements
Teresa Clements

March 06, 2018

I’m so thankful to find you for the first time ! The March kit I saw is outstanding , I’m going to be looking you up often now ! I’m new to this and love my new hobby .

Abby
Abby

March 05, 2018

Perfect for March! I love this kit already!!

Colleen
Colleen

March 05, 2018

This set gives me all kinds of ideas.

Monica Wiechmann
Monica Wiechmann

March 05, 2018

Love love love this part
pamboe
pamboe

March 05, 2018

This would be great for Mother’s Day!

Amy Kleinschmit
Amy Kleinschmit

March 05, 2018

I’m so excited that this will be my first kit—it looks like it is going to be awesome!!

Sarah T
Sarah T

March 05, 2018

So bright and colourful – love the style of the die cut word

Linda
Linda

March 05, 2018

love this bright card!

Rebecca Hackett-Leas
Rebecca Hackett-Leas

March 05, 2018

This card is fantastic! I’m all fired up about this kit

Anastasiia
Anastasiia

March 05, 2018

Cool card)

Frances Alfaro
Frances Alfaro

March 04, 2018

The color on this card is perfect. I can’t wait to try it all.

Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens
Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens

March 04, 2018

I love the lacquered sentiment. Just says it all.

cardhappyone
cardhappyone

March 04, 2018

love how the sentiment becomes the star!

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

March 04, 2018

Love the rainbow of banners! The lacquer looks great!

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

March 04, 2018

I love the rainbow of colors in contrast with the black hugs sentiment. That hugs die is fabulous.

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

March 04, 2018

This is a must have kit. Can’t wait.

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

March 04, 2018

This is such a cute card. That lacquer pen gives the die cut a whole new look!!!!!

Linda Edwards
Linda Edwards

March 04, 2018

Such a cute card and one of my favorite types to send!

Prggy
Prggy

March 04, 2018

I’m loving all the card samples and cannot wait for the full reveal??

Annalis Luck
Annalis Luck

March 04, 2018

I am so in love with the colors used! So eye catching!

Marjorie Dumontier
Marjorie Dumontier

March 04, 2018

That’s a cheerful card !

Kate B
Kate B

March 04, 2018

So colorful & I love the lacquer on the hugs sentiment!

Nicole
Nicole

March 04, 2018

I think I am going to love this kit!

Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown

March 04, 2018

Very cute and very colorful card!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

March 04, 2018

Sentiments and word dies are ‘my thing’! So this is shaping up to be one of the most used and most versatile kits! Love the pretty colors of this card and the beautiful font of the ‘hugs’ die

Barb T
Barb T

March 04, 2018

This kit is going to be fabulous. Beautiful bright colors.

Joy Revert
Joy Revert

March 04, 2018

I love your use of colors. TFS

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

March 04, 2018

Cute card!

Sara N.
Sara N.

March 04, 2018

Love the use of colors on this one!

Dolly Spiller
Dolly Spiller

March 04, 2018

This is awesome!! I’ve been searching for a good banner die

Michelle Chmelar
Michelle Chmelar

March 04, 2018

I would love to make this for my daughter. It perfect!!

Maggie E
Maggie E

March 04, 2018

I love hugs and hugs sentiments! Looks like it will be a fun kit!

Tara Rahemat
Tara Rahemat

March 04, 2018

This is so bright and colorful! I love it :)

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

March 04, 2018

well I do not have a lot of word dies, so this looks like it can be a winner. I can’t wait to check it out.

Scarlett
Scarlett

March 04, 2018

I can’t wait to see what’s in this kit! :D

Rosanna H
Rosanna H

March 04, 2018

I like all the colors used on the card. I can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Linda Peabody
Linda Peabody

March 04, 2018

Cute use of the banner. I will have to remember this.

jeanae
jeanae

March 04, 2018

Very colorful!

Gretchen N
Gretchen N

March 04, 2018

I love that this kit is about the basics. What a fantastic hugs diecut! (I love the swirls).

Your card is beautiful! Thank you!

Golda
Golda

March 04, 2018

What a fun card!

Dianne Kozil
Dianne Kozil

March 04, 2018

OMG! As soon as I saw this post I knew I had to have this kit. I have several people that I want to make this type of card for. What a nice way to let someone know you care!

Kylie Newcombe
Kylie Newcombe

March 04, 2018

Love the colours

Laura Giannini
Laura Giannini

March 04, 2018

Love the banners in different colors! Fun look. Great job!

Karen B.
Karen B.

March 04, 2018

I love this clean and simple, colorful card!

Monica Croteau
Monica Croteau

March 04, 2018

I LOVE this! I just unsubscribed (husband conflict) I sure hope I can win it! Ha ha.

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

March 04, 2018

Somewhere over the rainbow. Beautiful!

Sarah L.
Sarah L.

March 04, 2018

The black shiny surface on he word Hugs is wonderful. It reminds me of patent leather! Gotta see more about this lacquer pen!

Tommie Miller
Tommie Miller

March 04, 2018

Definitely a must have kit!

Kim M Jacobs
Kim M Jacobs

March 04, 2018

Absolutely adorable. What a fun design.

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

March 04, 2018

Love this card and love this kit! xxx

Karen P
Karen P

March 04, 2018

Love the colorful banner and the dies.!

Mary Hansen
Mary Hansen

March 04, 2018

The die cut really pops with all that shine!

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

March 04, 2018

Such a fun card to senda little encouragement someone’s way. Can’t wait to order this kit and some of the add-ons

Linda Roberson
Linda Roberson

March 04, 2018

Jess your talent is amazing. The colors remind me of jellybeans and smiles. I am new to card making so I am excited for this release of “basics”.

Yvonne Vansickle
Yvonne Vansickle

March 04, 2018

love the design!
Lee Larsen
Lee Larsen

March 04, 2018

From the look of the card I can ’t wait to get this months kit! Awesome card!

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

March 04, 2018

COLORFUL hugs!!!! FREE…?❤️?

Dana M
Dana M

March 04, 2018

Super fun card! Bright and happy, great layout.

Hilit
Hilit

March 04, 2018

So colorfull and lovely. Can’t wait to see the full kit.

Beth Lowery
Beth Lowery

March 04, 2018

Stinking adorable! And who doesn’t need FREE HUGS?!

Tammy Weirich
Tammy Weirich

March 04, 2018

Makes you smile!

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

March 04, 2018

Fantastic card! Love the hugs die.

Nita K.
Nita K.

March 04, 2018

I like the bright colors on this card! I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Heather
Heather

March 04, 2018

So bright and pretty

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

March 04, 2018

Love word dies. I don’t have hugs.

Marianna
Marianna

March 04, 2018

Cheerful card, love the bright colors and Hugs die.

Barbara Weaver
Barbara Weaver

March 04, 2018

I love the hugs die and putting the banners under the Hugs message. Makes a good looking card.

Jackie S
Jackie S

March 04, 2018

Beautiful card. Love all of the colors in it set against the black and white text. Makes it really stand out. Thanks for sharing.

Diane Hover
Diane Hover

March 04, 2018

Oh, this is so FUN…love all the pretty and cheerful colors after such a long winter and that die is fabulous!!

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar

March 04, 2018

Love this bright and beautiful card. Excited about the new kit.

Jen Mensah
Jen Mensah

March 04, 2018

As always, Jessica makes amazing cards. So excited about this new release!!

Janet
Janet

March 04, 2018

You can never have enough hugs! So wonderful and colourful!

teresamnj
teresamnj

March 04, 2018

A rainbow of happiness!

Margaret B
Margaret B

March 04, 2018

I love this bright and simple card, it has such a happy feel to it. And using the lacquer pen on the hugs die made it stand out beautifully! Thanks for the great ideas!

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

March 04, 2018

Can’t wait to see the rest of this kit! Loving that sentiment die and the rainbow sentiment background!

Bee T
Bee T

March 04, 2018

Love that you’re doing basics. Every crafter needs them!

Valerija
Valerija

March 04, 2018

Great use of your new kit – super card!

Alessia Wells
Alessia Wells

March 04, 2018

This idea just makes me excited for Monday. I think I might have to blow a budget.

Joy
Joy

March 04, 2018

What a wonderful & fun way to send some cheer.

Margery C
Margery C

March 03, 2018

What fun bright card! Love the lacquered look of the “hugs”.

Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown

March 03, 2018

Sooo cute!! I love simple and clean cards. Don’t get me wrong, I love mixed media too, but sometimes simple is the way to go!!!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

March 03, 2018

That’s a whole lot of color going on there!

Flo
Flo

March 03, 2018

Love the colors and the script die.

Ani Petersdorf
Ani Petersdorf

March 03, 2018

The Rainbow Card ist beautiful

NANCY COOK
NANCY COOK

March 03, 2018

Can’t wait for this kit!

Karen T
Karen T

March 03, 2018

Yessssss! Free hugs! Love this!

Carolyn S
Carolyn S

March 03, 2018

This die is an amazing font!!

Claudia N
Claudia N

March 03, 2018

Love the rainbow hugs!! Lol The die cut is lovely, love the font used.

Louise Coviello
Louise Coviello

March 03, 2018

Such beautiful colors you chose for this card. I can’t wait to see the kit!

Barb
Barb

March 03, 2018

This card is so versitile. Everyone needs a hug.

Cynthia Xavier
Cynthia Xavier

March 03, 2018

What a cute card, very colorful.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

March 03, 2018

This is beautiful rainbow card. Love it!

DebbyH
DebbyH

March 03, 2018

Love the use of colour – so bright and cheerful!

Bonita M
Bonita M

March 03, 2018

I absolutely adore the free hugs sentiment and I love this card!

Traci Jenkins
Traci Jenkins

March 03, 2018

Oh how awesome. I love the script. ❤️

Barbara Kohn
Barbara Kohn

March 03, 2018

Nothing can beat the white embossed sentiments on those gorgeous ink rainbow of colors!

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

March 03, 2018

Looking awesome! I can’t wait!!

Lisa Fragassi
Lisa Fragassi

March 03, 2018

Love the bright and happy card! Can’t wait to see the kit!

Amber
Amber

March 03, 2018

OMG❣️So cute and simple- LOVE IT ❣️ Can’t wait for the kit!!!

Yim
Yim

March 03, 2018

Love how glossy the hugs came out!

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