March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 and Giveaway!

by Ilina Crouse March 03, 2018 422 Comments

We're back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the March My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, March 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We’ll be here all weekend long, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. And don’t forget to comment on each and every post as we’ll be giving away a kit on Monday morning, before the kit launches! Here’s Ilina with another card using the kit...

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying the Countdown posts so far. I love this month's kit because it's full with sentiments and word dies. I personally love the size of the word dies, as well as the font! My favorite is the "Hugs" one, so I had to use it on my card. I started by die cutting it from Snow layering paper and did it three times. I inked the first one with Versamark and used the sparkle silver embossing powder that comes in the kit to emboss it. I repeated this process 4 times, so I could get little bit more raised and dimensional look. Next, I adhered the other 2 die cuts on the bottom of the embossed one, to get even more raised sentiment. I set an acrylic block on top and let the adhesive dry while I was working on the rest of the card.  

I die cut Bold Graphic confetti die (this die is one of the March add-ons) from Pool layering paper and trimmed it down to 3 3/4" x 5"and sprayed with White iridescent shimmer spray (another add-on for March) and set it aside to dry. Next, I die cut a circle using the Circle Infinity Dies from dark gray layering paper (Midnight mix) and a matching one from vellum. I stamped with Versamark and embossed with White Detail embossing powder (again one of the add-ons for this month) on the vellum circle. I adhered both circles together and adhered the "hugs" die cut. 

I assembled my panel and adhered it to a dark gray note card (Midnight mix) and adhered some sparkling sequins that come in the kit to finish my card.

I hope you have been enjoying the sneak peeks so far, and don't forget to come back later today for another countdown post! 

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!

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100 Responses

Sharon L.
Sharon L.

March 03, 2018

Can’t wait to get the word dies.

Cha
Cha

March 03, 2018

Love the colors of this card and how the word die stands out! Thanks!

Ann S
Ann S

March 03, 2018

Wow! What a stunning card! I really want that confetti die!!

Monica
Monica

March 03, 2018

I completely agree with Ilina – the size of this die is perfect for all types of cards. I would love to be able to include more sentiments on my cards.

Debby Vifquain
Debby Vifquain

March 03, 2018

You can never have enough word dies!

Rochelle C
Rochelle C

March 03, 2018

Great color combinations

SarahC
SarahC

March 03, 2018

Lovely card! Hugs are one of my favorite sentiments. Don’t think you can ever have too manny. TFS

Hayley Turner
Hayley Turner

March 03, 2018

I can’t wait to see what else is in the kit.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

March 03, 2018

Wow! The embossing you did on “hugs” really gave it lots of dimension! I like the card-sized die cut, too. Can’t wait to check it out on Monday!

Arlaeeh
Arlaeeh

March 03, 2018

I love the shimmer on the hugs word. I can’t wait to see the reveal on Monday!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

March 03, 2018

Cute card!

Belinda Wild
Belinda Wild

March 03, 2018

I love the layering effect. The grey/silver is such a pretty colour

Kelley
Kelley

March 03, 2018

The embossed Hugs is beautiful!

Debi Stucky
Debi Stucky

March 03, 2018

Luv these colors. Also luv the die cast look. Want the hugs die!! I luv the lattice look also!

Holly
Holly

March 03, 2018

Love the shimmer on that gorgeous BG die. Beautiful color combo too!

Sibylle
Sibylle

March 03, 2018

Love this.

Louise R.
Louise R.

March 03, 2018

Love the simplicity of the hugs sentiment and the color combination of this card.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

March 03, 2018

So outstanding!!!

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

March 03, 2018

Love this card!!

Nancy Beard
Nancy Beard

March 03, 2018

Looking forward to the new kit! Love the “hugs” die!

nerdgrl
nerdgrl

March 03, 2018

So many ways to use the same sentiment. Love it!

margie
margie

March 03, 2018

love word dies can’t wait to see the other dies

Susie Hardin
Susie Hardin

March 03, 2018

I love the simplicity & the script of hugs. ?

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

March 03, 2018

Love the teal and gray together. Looks like both the set and the add ons are going to be great! Can’t wait for the reveal!

Kathy F
Kathy F

March 03, 2018

What a beautiful font for the word ‘hugs’, of which everyone needs more.

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

March 03, 2018

Another beautiful card! I love the background die cut!

Deborah Kaye
Deborah Kaye

March 03, 2018

Great dimension on the die cut! Lovely card.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 03, 2018

Wow your card is goreous, love the dimension you created on the die cut ‘hugs’.

Paula Haller
Paula Haller

March 03, 2018

Love the background! The hugs sentiment seems to be an easy favorite.

Carrie T.
Carrie T.

March 03, 2018

Love how classy this card looks. Like how you used the vellum to soften the black. Love how the “Hugs” turned out.

Bertha
Bertha

March 03, 2018

That hugs die is really lovely. Great script.

Michelle Schonack
Michelle Schonack

March 03, 2018

Your card is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Wilma Huebert
Wilma Huebert

March 03, 2018

Love that background die! Would definitely want that add-on!

Jodi
Jodi

March 03, 2018

I love that background die. I haven’t done the embossing powder die cut trick yet.

Barbara Kohn
Barbara Kohn

March 03, 2018

wow, that’s a lot of embossing on the hugs die, but love the impact!

JmB
JmB

March 03, 2018

Word dies! Love them. This card is fabulous with the colors and embossing. Thank you for sharing.

Karen Page
Karen Page

March 03, 2018

Love the color combo you used and I especially love the confetti die used for the card front!!!

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

March 03, 2018

Love that Bold Graphic confetti Die! Gorgeous card!

Michelle D.
Michelle D.

March 03, 2018

Love how the die stands out!

Peggy
Peggy

March 03, 2018

Beautiful card! Love the colors! Absolutely love this word die! Monday can’t get here soon enough!

Lynda
Lynda

March 03, 2018

What a great background die. _

Beverly
Beverly

March 03, 2018

Sentiments! You can never have too many and that add on background is beautiful.

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

March 03, 2018

I love the color combo! Very pretty and sophisticated!

Angela
Angela

March 03, 2018

Love the metallic look of the hugs die cut!

Lyndsay Dunn
Lyndsay Dunn

March 03, 2018

Love the colour combo

Tracey Magner
Tracey Magner

March 03, 2018

Beautiful card, Love the color combos. TFS

Frances
Frances

March 03, 2018

This really makes me want to see all this month’s offerings!

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

March 03, 2018

love seeing all the sneaks of you new kit!

Delores Oster
Delores Oster

March 03, 2018

Lovely color combo, I will look forward to seeing more creations with the new kit.

Michelle
Michelle

March 03, 2018

I love how “hugs” turned out!

JoAnn Weiss
JoAnn Weiss

March 03, 2018

Don’t have many word dies and I don’t know why ~ they can make such a statement. Love the HUGS die ~ anxious to see the rest of the kit!!!

Betty
Betty

March 03, 2018

your card is wonderful Ilina! love that “hugs” die in silver with the aqua background

Mercedes
Mercedes

March 03, 2018

Great card

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

March 03, 2018

Nice card for a guy since it’s done in grays.

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

March 03, 2018

I love the simplicity of this sentiment and the card is so pretty!

Edlyn
Edlyn

March 03, 2018

I’m so excited to see the rest of the kit.

Jeanette
Jeanette

March 03, 2018

Love the color combinations—and the background die! :)

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

March 03, 2018

That card has a great look to it. Thanks for sharing it. Love the background die and the hugs die is really a fun word die. Can’t wait to see this kit in total.

Sally Chatelain-Rovelstad
Sally Chatelain-Rovelstad

March 03, 2018

This is a beautiful card. I love using silver embossing powder for sentiments. Your idea for making it stand out is great!

Katherine
Katherine

March 03, 2018

Love this card!

Pam Williams
Pam Williams

March 03, 2018

Beautiful card, can’t wait to try the graphic confetti die.

Lin Brandyberry
Lin Brandyberry

March 03, 2018

I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for a good “hugs” sentiment or die, so I can’t wait to see this kit revealed!

Kari Mano
Kari Mano

March 03, 2018

Oh what a lovely card. The colors are so pretty! excited to see this kit

Megan Fehr
Megan Fehr

March 03, 2018

I can already tell that a lot comes packed in this kit! I’m so excited to see the whole thing! this is such an inspiring card, I can’t wait!!!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

March 03, 2018

This kit is so much fun! The love the sneak peeks so far, I’m so glad I subscribe!

Jackie D
Jackie D

March 03, 2018

Oh the background is so cool….I picture using it for a garden trellis and putting flowers and vines on it! Beautiful card!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

March 03, 2018

Your card is gorgeous! I love the bold graphic confetti die :)

Margaret
Margaret

March 03, 2018

Love this card – the sparkling silver “hugs” is fantastic! Can’t wait to see the rest of the sentiments and the other goodies that come in this kit!

Laurel G
Laurel G

March 03, 2018

I love the color combo – and I’m 100% with you on the word dies and that font!

Sandra
Sandra

March 03, 2018

This is another pretty card, but I would like to see a peek at what else is in the kit besides this ‘hugs’ die. =) Thanks for sharing!

Kelli S.
Kelli S.

March 03, 2018

I love the colors you chose for the card. So pretty!

Linda
Linda

March 03, 2018

Color combination is awesome, really like the metallic look.

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

March 03, 2018

Pretty card! Love the background confetti die too!

Peege04
Peege04

March 03, 2018

I can imagine using the hugs die a lot!

Niralee Yeisley
Niralee Yeisley

March 03, 2018

Love the bold graphic confetti die

Niralee Yeisley
Niralee Yeisley

March 03, 2018

Love the bold graphic confetti die.

Jessica Nicholson
Jessica Nicholson

March 03, 2018

Love it!!! Sending love through my protected heart

Ty
Ty

March 03, 2018

I feel like the shimmer spray is already calling my name. Anything that sparkles is something I need in my stash!

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

March 03, 2018

Love that sivler hugs! Really fantastic card.

Stephaney
Stephaney

March 03, 2018

I love that confetti die. These colors are great together. I could see changing them up to suit any color scheme. Great card.

Fd91354
Fd91354

March 03, 2018

Can’t wait to see the kit. HUGS die looks awesome

Janet D.
Janet D.

March 03, 2018

Love this cover die, and the colors you chose are amazing!

MarjR
MarjR

March 03, 2018

Love the colors in this card!

Theresa P
Theresa P

March 03, 2018

Love your use of the HUGS die! Great colors and card!

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

March 03, 2018

I’m so excited about this kit and add-ons. Love your use of the cover plate die. I agree, the hugs die is wonderful. Love your color combo.

elaine
elaine

March 03, 2018

your cards make it so difficult to wait for the release date. i’m looking forward to seeing all your card ideas and especially the time WE can receive our own kit. thanks for sharing!

candy Hazzard
candy Hazzard

March 03, 2018

Very nice

Julia D.
Julia D.

March 03, 2018

I LOVE this card! The colors are stunning and I love the silver embossed die cut word. Really adds dimension! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Sandra Ginn
Sandra Ginn

March 03, 2018

Great card! That is an awesome hugs die!

Mar-Lyn
Mar-Lyn

March 03, 2018

So pretty!

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

March 03, 2018

I am seeing a link of ideas for this Months Kit… so excited to see what is nexted… Thank so much for everything..

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

March 03, 2018

Love the color palette…and the promise of some great sentiment dies and stamps which are so versatile!

Patt H.
Patt H.

March 03, 2018

Love the color combo & that awesome confetti die! The added embossing on the die cuts really bring them to life. Great card!

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

March 03, 2018

Love the color combination you used and the Bold Graphic confetti die looks like a must have for me, it’s such a great design behind the focal point on your card!

Tracy
Tracy

March 03, 2018

I’m sensing a background die :) .

Bessie
Bessie

March 03, 2018

Beautiful. I’m so glad I learned about the kits

Janet Carter
Janet Carter

March 03, 2018

Great colors! The Bold Graphic die looks to me, like lots of XXXs, as in XOXO, but all hugs, so perfect. I hope that makes sense:)

Cheri
Cheri

March 03, 2018

Yes, I love the Hugs die, too. Another nice CAS card! I’m looking forward to receiving the March kit! I’m sure the add-ons will be great, too.

Trina P.
Trina P.

March 03, 2018

Beautiful graphic card. Love the hugs sentiment font and size too! This may be the very first kit I purchase. ?

Brenda
Brenda

March 03, 2018

Great color combination and the hugs die is the perfect size for the card.