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March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

Mar 01, 2020 Michelle Short

It's our final countdown post before the release of the March My Monthly Hero kit and add-ons tomorrow, Monday March 2 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern! We hope you've enjoyed all of the peeks from our Creative Team this weekend. Just a reminder: For this month, we will start shipping our kits and add-ons on March 16 due some supplier delays. We know you are excited to get your kit and we will work to ship earlier if possible. Thank you for your wonderful patronage and patience. Now here's Michelle with our final countdown card, and it's a beauty!

As soon as I saw this kit, I fell in love with the tree image. I wanted to use that as my focal point for today's card, so I kept the card very clean and simple to let the tree shine through!

Smell The Blossoms by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I first took a panel of Hero Hues Dove White Cardstock and using the Mini MISTI for placement, I stamped the solid layer of the tree leaves using Thistle Reactive Ink. I stamped this twice to get the colour coverage I wanted and then stamped the second stamp layer on top. This time using Grape Slush Reactive Ink

Smell The Blossoms by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I placed the tree trunk in the Mini MISTI and then stamped it using Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I love the combination of the grey with the purples. I took the sentiment from the main stamp set and stamped this on top using Intens-ified Black Ink. The panel was adhered to a Dove White Top Folded Card with foam tape and then I added a few gemstones around the sentiment. 

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, March 2, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!

170 Responses

Dorothy A

Dorothy A

March 03, 2020

Beautiful card. I really like your color choice, especially the soft gray tree and branches. It lets the blossoms tell the story.

Gloriane Lopez

Gloriane Lopez

March 03, 2020

These are stunning!

Bonnie Reyes

Bonnie Reyes

March 03, 2020

Simple yet elegant 💖

Stacey Hamilton

Stacey Hamilton

March 03, 2020

Loved all the varying colors of trees & oriental elements that makes these cards elegant!!

Martine Bykowski

Martine Bykowski

March 02, 2020

Very nice card… thanks for sharing!

Sharon Lumadue

Sharon Lumadue

March 02, 2020

What a gorgeous image and a beautiful clean an simple card!

Jodi Thompson

Jodi Thompson

March 02, 2020

This set is beautiful! I love the kit and the versatility of the set.

Jane A McBee

Jane A McBee

March 02, 2020

That card is lovely, thank you for the inspiration.

tina z.

tina z.

March 02, 2020

such beautiful tree.

Nan Brown

Nan Brown

March 02, 2020

It’s very pretty and keeping the tree the focal keeps it simple.

jayn converse

jayn converse

March 02, 2020

Beautiful! It goes with my belief- “less is more”

Isabel Z

Isabel Z

March 02, 2020

Love what you created!

sandra hall

sandra hall

March 02, 2020

clean and simple, but beautiful

Carol H

Carol H

March 02, 2020

I love the simplicity of this card. Very effective 😊

Nancy P.

Nancy P.

March 02, 2020

Such a simple design yet so powerful. I see a beautiful tree at first then I read the statement and it sinks in how much we miss the simple things in life.

Lisa M

Lisa M

March 02, 2020

I love the simplicity and the gorgeous purple inks you selected. It’s lovely!

JoSi

JoSi

March 02, 2020

The tree image in this set is beautiful. The simplicity of your card showcases the beauty of the tree and the sentiment. I look forward to seeing the rest of this kit.

Helen Potter

Helen Potter

March 02, 2020

Love the simplicity of your card, Michelle. Beautiful kit and the tree is a stunner!

Sherry Shelton

Sherry Shelton

March 02, 2020

Such a simple, but very lovely card. This is going to be a great kit.

K. Eley

K. Eley

March 02, 2020

Michelle, I always love the clean and simple cards you create!! This one is another stunner and makes me even more excited for spring and the arrival of my kit!!

Karen L K

Karen L K

March 02, 2020

That pretty tree looks nice as a focal point!

Cristina Wu

Cristina Wu

March 02, 2020

You are right. We often tend to overdecorate our cards and they can get overwhelming. Your card is simple but beautiful.

Jean Heming

Jean Heming

March 02, 2020

the cards from this set get prettier and prettier every day!!!

Martha Berry

Martha Berry

March 02, 2020

This is a stunning clean and simple card. I usually go for some fru-fru, but nothing else is needed on this card! Fantastic😊

Tracy AbramsLilly

Tracy AbramsLilly

March 02, 2020

Michelle, I really enjoy this card. It’s clean and beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your card.

Carolyn

Carolyn

March 02, 2020

Pretty card. Lovely kit!

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

March 02, 2020

Gorgeous tree stamp
and love the purple!
Carla from Utah

Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

March 02, 2020

I love the elegant simplicity of your card. Wow!

Margaret Milczarek

Margaret Milczarek

March 02, 2020

The colour combination is lovely.

Holly A.

Holly A.

March 02, 2020

I’m loving this tree stamp and all the possibilities. Another beautiful color combo!

Holly Lau

Holly Lau

March 02, 2020

Love your design!! Simple and elegant! Can’t wait to see the whole kit tomorrow.

Sudhamathi Muthu

Sudhamathi Muthu

March 01, 2020

Wow love this beautiful card… I like how you have made the tree as main focal point of this card…. love it..

Connie

Connie

March 01, 2020

Hi Michelle :) Lovely card…lovely style!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Teresa Ryan

Teresa Ryan

March 01, 2020

Yay! It’s almost here!

Geri S

Geri S

March 01, 2020

Beautifully clean and simple card! Love what I’ve seen of this kit so far and can’t wait for the rest!

Gail O'Keefe

Gail O'Keefe

March 01, 2020

This simplicity makes a perfect statement. Love your color choices

Kendra

Kendra

March 01, 2020

I love the simple look of your card, which can be so hard to achieve. I can’t wait to see this whole kit!

Sharon Gullikson

Sharon Gullikson

March 01, 2020

I just adore the unusual color. So gorgeous and different

Diane Zalusky

Diane Zalusky

March 01, 2020

Love this clean and simple card.

Lori Poffenroth

Lori Poffenroth

March 01, 2020

Beautiful colours!

Patsy

Patsy

March 01, 2020

So simple and elegant. I really like how the sentiment is stamped on top the image. I wouldn’t have thought of doing that.

Lauren Z.

Lauren Z.

March 01, 2020

This beautiful card screams spring! Loving this kit♥️

Claudia N

Claudia N

March 01, 2020

Beautiful CAS card!

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

March 01, 2020

I love your CAS card. The colors you used are beautiful. I could see this used as a sympathy card, with a different sentiment, too.

Terrie D.

Terrie D.

March 01, 2020

What a beautiful clean and simple card! I just love the colors you used for the tree. :)

Kelly W.

Kelly W.

March 01, 2020

Beautiful Michelle, I love the gorgeous tree image and the colors you chose!

Marsha Stehle

Marsha Stehle

March 01, 2020

Beautiful card! I love the clean and simple look!

Kristy

Kristy

March 01, 2020

Such a simple but yet beautiful card!

Karen Lingel

Karen Lingel

March 01, 2020

Another pretty one! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Vikki H

Vikki H

March 01, 2020

Beautiful CAS design!

Michele W

Michele W

March 01, 2020

Love your clean and simple card. It really lets the great layered tree shine. Thanks for sharing!

Connie Pruitt

Connie Pruitt

March 01, 2020

Beautiful!

Jana Yeager

Jana Yeager

March 01, 2020

love the simplicity of the card! Color choice is lovely.

Sarbani Bera

Sarbani Bera

March 01, 2020

Lovely card.. spring release is going to be fun 😍❤️

Tamra Barnes

Tamra Barnes

March 01, 2020

The simplicity of this is lovely.

JC

JC

March 01, 2020

Such beautiful simplicity. I love your use of white space and the color choice for the tree is unexpected and amazing!

Toni F

Toni F

March 01, 2020

Such simplicity but a beautiful card.

Christine Eck

Christine Eck

March 01, 2020

Love this, Michelle!!!

Jackie S

Jackie S

March 01, 2020

Love the clean and simple design. Thanks for sharing.

Concepcion Diaz

Concepcion Diaz

March 01, 2020

Love, Love, the tree on the card ❤️

Anushree Vaish

Anushree Vaish

March 01, 2020

Love this CAS take with the new release!!

Kenzie Higdon

Kenzie Higdon

March 01, 2020

I think I am going to be in LOVE with this kit, but I am having a surgical procedure Monday, I don’t want to miss out, it looks so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rosemary D

Rosemary D

March 01, 2020

Beautiful clean and simple design!

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

March 01, 2020

Gorgeous CAS card!! Love the simple design, and the lovely colors! :)

KerrynM

KerrynM

March 01, 2020

Love your CAS card. Stunning

schmidenkiwi

schmidenkiwi

March 01, 2020

This is lovely clean card. I love the colors. And the way you arranged the tree and the sentiment on your card.

Dayle Shimamura

Dayle Shimamura

March 01, 2020

Sweet and clean card… love the colors!

Rachel W

Rachel W

March 01, 2020

I love the simple beauty of this card. The sentiment is reflected in the colorful image on the card.

Miriam Prantner

Miriam Prantner

March 01, 2020

Love that tree and those gorgeous purples, CAS loveliness!

Paula Schuessler

Paula Schuessler

March 01, 2020

Simple yet elegant!
Okay, now I like the purple tree ….no the pink….no the blue….I like them all!

Fionna Wheatley

Fionna Wheatley

March 01, 2020

Hi Michelle! Beautiful clean and simple! I really liked the charcoal trunk, reminds me of many trees in Australia! Thank you!

Christy Malone

Christy Malone

March 01, 2020

Beautiful clean and simple card! I love that tree image.

Rebecca Attwood

Rebecca Attwood

March 01, 2020

Another beautiful card – simple and vibrant,

Marie T

Marie T

March 01, 2020

I especially like how the grey trunk and leafy top blend into one another to create a realistic tree effect. Lovely!

Carla

Carla

March 01, 2020

Beautiful!!!

Crystal Snedegar

Crystal Snedegar

March 01, 2020

I love the grays and purples! Looks like a real tree.

Lagene

Lagene

March 01, 2020

Simply BEAUTIFUL, Love the CAS layout! I also prefer this way of stamping the trunk under the foilage. To me it looks better than the die cut out trunks.

Nikki Cochran

Nikki Cochran

March 01, 2020

Love the color choices. The grey and purple go well together.

Renee Fallon

Renee Fallon

March 01, 2020

I love the simplicity of this elegant card.

Pamela Shea

Pamela Shea

March 01, 2020

Very nice. I love this CAS look.

Claudine Vance

Claudine Vance

March 01, 2020

So many options! Your card is stunning! Thank you for sharing! Yeeee! Tomorrow is Release Day! :D

Tonya Byrd

Tonya Byrd

March 01, 2020

The quotes in the set are awesome! I like the play on words with this one!

Lindarub

Lindarub

March 01, 2020

Love your card!

Maryg

Maryg

March 01, 2020

I love the HeroScapes landscapes, and now it looks like I will be busy makes cherry blossoms for April. I can’t wait.

Karriane

Karriane

March 01, 2020

I love this clean card look. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

SandyK

SandyK

March 01, 2020

This card is so beautiful – I love the grace and elegance of the tree. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Tanna lohouse

Tanna lohouse

March 01, 2020

So beautiful!!! Such stunning cards all around for the sneak peeks!! Can’t wait to see the kit!!

Jenna Batik

Jenna Batik

March 01, 2020

So simple, yet so stunning. I love how you have made the tree so many colors over the past couple of days. Each change of color adds such a different look to the card. Can’t wait to see the full release tomorrow.

Anne Kristin Aschehoug

Anne Kristin Aschehoug

March 01, 2020

Such a beautifull tree.

Kathy Mc

Kathy Mc

March 01, 2020

Michelle, the simplicity of this card is so fresh and springy! Your “grape” tree with gray trunk is so pretty together.

Louise R

Louise R

March 01, 2020

The grey and purples compliment each other for a simple and beautiful card. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Andrea B

Andrea B

March 01, 2020

I adore this clean and simple layout. Beautiful card!

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

March 01, 2020

Clean, simple, and lovely.

sharon brand

sharon brand

March 01, 2020

Simply beautiful and so clean!
Super sentiment too!

Janetb

Janetb

March 01, 2020

Love the colors and the sentiment, great!

Katherine

Katherine

March 01, 2020

This is lovely!

Laurie Roe

Laurie Roe

March 01, 2020

What a lovely clean and simple design!

Julia D.

Julia D.

March 01, 2020

What a beautiful card! Love the purples and the sentiment is perfect. Can’t wait until tomorrow when we see the whole kit. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Chris S.

Chris S.

March 01, 2020

What a pretty card. So clean and simple.

Donna Rohwer

Donna Rohwer

March 01, 2020

Simple, but beautiful, good job.

Catherine

Catherine

March 01, 2020

Beautiful card – so elegant in its simplicity. I like the way you positioned the tree and the perspective it gives.

Madeline L

Madeline L

March 01, 2020

Lovely clean and simple card. The tree is gorgeous!

Eileen

Eileen

March 01, 2020

So simple and elegant.
Love this card!

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

March 01, 2020

So simple and so beautiful!

BECCA YAHRLING

BECCA YAHRLING

March 01, 2020

Perfectly cute CAS card.

Sandy Small

Sandy Small

March 01, 2020

The tree is so dimensional, it is lovely alone on your card. I love the purple and grey – unexpected colors for a tree!

m

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March 01, 2020

simple but beautiful
thanks for sharing
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Victoria L Paris

Victoria L Paris

March 01, 2020

I absolutely love the color scheme. You did such a good job! This is perfect for springtime.
I can’ wait to purchase this release!

Celeste Cassino

Celeste Cassino

March 01, 2020

I love this cleans and simple card!

PALUMBO

PALUMBO

March 01, 2020

Clean and simple but efficient.

Judy Stiles

Judy Stiles

March 01, 2020

Love the color combo of this beautiful tree!

Margaret R

Margaret R

March 01, 2020

Have loved seeing all the scenes on the cards, but I think this one with just the tree is my favorite! So lovely!

Kirsten

Kirsten

March 01, 2020

Beautiful card, Michelle. The purples and gray you used are perfect together!

Sherri Cooley

Sherri Cooley

March 01, 2020

I love the clean and simple card you made. Can’t wait to see the kit.

Kailash

Kailash

March 01, 2020

Such an elegant design!

Stephanie VR Burns

Stephanie VR Burns

March 01, 2020

Nice clean card! I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

LeahHulten

LeahHulten

March 01, 2020

Such a gorgeous CAS card, and a beautiful color combo. I’m soooo excited for this release!

Teresa Trump

Teresa Trump

March 01, 2020

Simple and lovely.

Laura

Laura

March 01, 2020

Pretty card

karenajo

karenajo

March 01, 2020

It is a beautiful tree and makes a wonderful vocal point with little else to create a great card! Thanks for sharing!

KT Fit Kitty

KT Fit Kitty

March 01, 2020

Such a beautiful CAS design! Love that tree!

Kimberly T.

Kimberly T.

March 01, 2020

I love the simplistic, elegant look of this card!

Darlene

Darlene

March 01, 2020

Hi Michelle, your card is simplicity at its best. Thank you for sharing.

Seema Raja

Seema Raja

March 01, 2020

Seeing the tree stamped with so many different colors just brings out the versatility of this stamp. Looking forward to seeing what else is in this release🤔

Joanne W.

Joanne W.

March 01, 2020

Such a beautiful card!

Susan McRae

Susan McRae

March 01, 2020

Love the color combo of the purple and grey! Can’t wait for the reveal tomorrow!

Shirley Wallen

Shirley Wallen

March 01, 2020

Sometimes less is best and this is one of those times!

Bonnie King

Bonnie King

March 01, 2020

Gorgeous color – and that phrase makes me think of lilacs. Beautiful card!

Anouk

Anouk

March 01, 2020

Love how clean and simple this card is!

Annette Gordon

Annette Gordon

March 01, 2020

Simple and breathtaking all at the same time. I love this layered tree. I can’t wait to see the complete card kit set! It is going to be a best seller for sure!

Beth Harple

Beth Harple

March 01, 2020

I really enjoy the simplicity of this card

Lyndi

Lyndi

March 01, 2020

Love this card and it’s simpli. Great kit so far.

Anne-Laure B

Anne-Laure B

March 01, 2020

Beautiful card ! I love that you stamped the trunk on top of the flowers because it feels more natural than with the die cut and the white border.
Love it :)

Nancy Deffner

Nancy Deffner

March 01, 2020

Love the simplicity and colors. Beautiful card.

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March 01, 2020

Lovely blossoms… I always love the clean lines of your cards!

Lynn C

Lynn C

March 01, 2020

So simple! And absolutely gorgeous. Things don’t have to be complicated to come together and pop.

Lynn C

Lynn C

March 01, 2020

So simple! And absolutely gorgeous. Things don’t have to be complicated to come together and pop.

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

March 01, 2020

Such a beautiful CAS card!

Carol Wortman

Carol Wortman

March 01, 2020

The perfect focal image – with the subtle trunk… gorgeous! This release has been so much fun! Cannot wait to see the entire selection! Ya’all are such a tease.

Denise Kasbohm

Denise Kasbohm

March 01, 2020

I love the simplicity of the card. It is so pretty and striking!

Eva

Eva

March 01, 2020

Lovely! CAS at its best – I love it!

Shannon Kessler

Shannon Kessler

March 01, 2020

I found this website last month and I am counting down to get my first kit. I can not wait to get this kit.

Amy Cooley

Amy Cooley

March 01, 2020

This month’s kit looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the gorgeous inspiration.

Jess S

Jess S

March 01, 2020

Such a pretty, clean and simple card. I love the shades of purple you used.

SueB

SueB

March 01, 2020

Thank you for a beautiful card. Can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Melissa Leftrick

Melissa Leftrick

March 01, 2020

Love this purple!! So pretty!

Felicia C

Felicia C

March 01, 2020

Simple, yet elegant! I love everything about this card. The colors, the imagery, the beauty! Yeah, one more day to the reveal. How exciting! Hero Arts hits it out of the park once again!

Lynnea Hollendonner

Lynnea Hollendonner

March 01, 2020

I love the one layer stamping!

Sue D

Sue D

March 01, 2020

Pretty card design with this purple tree.

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

March 01, 2020

Your beautiful card reminds me of Cherry Blossoms in the Spring!!

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

March 01, 2020

Beautiful card! Love the clean and simple style…
Thanks for sharing.

Beth

Beth

March 01, 2020

Beautiful!

Gail Spresser

Gail Spresser

March 01, 2020

Love this color for the tree blooms – my favorite color. I can’t wait until the new Monthly Kit is released. Thank you.

Valerija

Valerija

March 01, 2020

Love your beautiful card. Wonderful image and sentiment.
Valerija xx

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

March 01, 2020

Nice clean and simple looking card! Love your color combo ideas. Thanks for sharing!!

Diane Loughrey

Diane Loughrey

March 01, 2020

Love the simplicity on this card and the color combo is awesome.

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

March 01, 2020

This is a beautiful card and sentiment. Will be looking forward to tomorrow’s reveal of the full kit. Thanks for the glimpse of spring!

LisaMarie Johnson

LisaMarie Johnson

March 01, 2020

I like clean and simple cards. Yours is beautiful!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

March 01, 2020

Love this simple design. :)

lisa-marie jordan

lisa-marie jordan

March 01, 2020

This tree is so pretty on its own! And purple is my favourite colour!

Melanie

Melanie

March 01, 2020

Another gorgeous card! I’m very excited to see a CAS option for the heroscapes.

Jackie

Jackie

March 01, 2020

Wow, clean and simple but so gorgeous!

Kimberly Dorval

Kimberly Dorval

March 01, 2020

Simple and beautiful

Susan Petersen

Susan Petersen

March 01, 2020

Simple and beautiful.

Mindy Eggen

Mindy Eggen

March 01, 2020

love the simplicity of the card and loving the idea of stamping with the reactive inks. I’ve only ever ink blended with them.

Allie

Allie

March 01, 2020

Oh this is really pretty Michelle. Clean n simple. Love it!

Absolutely lovely shares. So looking forward to the big reveal tomorrow!

Sandee Lunneborg

Sandee Lunneborg

March 01, 2020

Oh, I love this! So simple and elegant! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Pat Gessner

Pat Gessner

March 01, 2020

I love the simplicity of this card. Great minimalist design with big impact!

Karen Phelps

Karen Phelps

March 01, 2020

Love the simplicity of this card and the colors.

Izabelawr

Izabelawr

March 01, 2020

Gorgeous card. I love the purple tree! It is so unique. Thank you for sharing

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