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March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

by Michelle Short March 01, 2020 170 Comments

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!





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100 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.