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May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

by Daniel West May 03, 2020 163 Comments

Hello and welcome! This is the last look at the May My Monthly Hero Kit before tomorrow's release at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Please note, this month shipping will be delayed, as Hero Arts remains closed due to the shelter-in-place order. We estimate that shipping will begin on May 15, and continue until all boxes have shipped. Thank you for your patience, support, and kind wishes. It means the world to us, and we send love and appreciation your way.

Now let's join Daniel for the final glimpse before the full reveal on Monday!

Hey there my friends and fellow My Monthly Hero fans. The kit this month has me stretching my paper crafting skills to include a bit of envelope art. This collection of stamps and dies make perfect companions out of your envelopes. For my countdown peek, I have created a double-sided project using the dies and stamps from the main kit, plus one add-on.

The kit includes so many sunny, bright and fun stamps, among them, this airplane, banner and tiny sparkles. I stamped them along the bottom of an A2-sized envelope with Intens-ified Black Ink. Then, I colored in the plane using cool gray Copic markers: C5, C3, C1and one neutral gray, N0.

Next, I die cut a paper cloud stencil with the Cloudy Sky Scene Dies, an add-on for this month. Then, using a blender brush, I added some Hero Hues Reactive Inks in Thistle, Taffy and Splash, to finish off the front of the envelope.

I flipped the card over and repeated the process with the clouds, but this time I added some die cut clouds and hot air balloon from the main kit. I colored them with a blender brush and some more of the Thistle and Taffy inks. Finally, I adhered them to the top of the flap with Hero Arts Precision Glue.

I'm pretty sure these beautiful and super fun images will make your addressee smile big! I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek. I can't wait to see what you create with your kit and goodies this month.

*** 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, May 4, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

 





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Bev Medeiros
Bev Medeiros

May 14, 2020

Cute stamp and dies. Would definitely make a card receiver smile.

Bev Medeiros
Bev Medeiros

May 14, 2020

Cute stamp and dies. Would definitely make a card receiver smile.

Vonnie Bathke
Vonnie Bathke

May 13, 2020

Neat stamp & die can be used for so many great cards, it looks like it makes happy cards.

Alicia Mayo
Alicia Mayo

May 06, 2020

I am so excited for this months kit!

Tarenthea
Tarenthea

May 05, 2020

Beautiful creations! I really the balloon and clouds, great idea!!!

Mairi
Mairi

May 05, 2020

Oh another envelope idea so pretty would not be able to toss these envelopes into bin

Cynthia M.
Cynthia M.

May 04, 2020

These die cuts are so cute. The way they are colored, with the die…makes me smile.

Sandye Curry
Sandye Curry

May 04, 2020

So cute! Love the clouds!

Patsy
Patsy

May 04, 2020

Wow, this is beautiful!

Andrea Garcia
Andrea Garcia

May 04, 2020

I’ve been scrapbooking for about 13 years but don’t do well with stamping or dies. These are skills that I’d love to have.

Mylene
Mylene

May 04, 2020

I love the simplicity of this card. Nice job!

Brittney L Young
Brittney L Young

May 04, 2020

Awe! I feel like I need to start decorating my envelopes now :)

Toni L
Toni L

May 04, 2020

Lovely cards—the soft colours are so sweet.

Marilyn Musgrave
Marilyn Musgrave

May 04, 2020

Skydiving comes to mind with the plane and clouds and balloons! Super clever and very very happy. Thanks I need happy mail!!!

BJY
BJY

May 04, 2020

Love the release! Haven’t been one to stamp envelopes in the past, but this has been the little push I need to start stamping envelopes. Would be a big help if I won the release.

Elena F
Elena F

May 04, 2020

I love the little plane

Linda R
Linda R

May 04, 2020

The colors are so beautiful. Great combination! Can’t wait to see this kit.

Marlene Twilley
Marlene Twilley

May 04, 2020

Love the how the front and back of the envelope was decorated. I really love the clouds and use of the dies.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

May 04, 2020

Such a gorgeous envelope… love the sky scene.
Thanks for sharing.

Mary Doran
Mary Doran

May 04, 2020

Beautiful envelopes!! Thanks for the tips.

Joanne Williams
Joanne Williams

May 04, 2020

It’s nice to see envelope art as I rarely think to decorate the envelope. This post encourages me to do so. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle Michalski
Michelle Michalski

May 04, 2020

Another awesome kit

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

May 04, 2020

Super cute card and envelope!

Skyy
Skyy

May 04, 2020

I really like how soft it looks. Very calming.

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

May 04, 2020

Such a soft card !! Love that hot air balloon!!

Stephanie Zilmer
Stephanie Zilmer

May 04, 2020

Love the plane in the sky with all the lovely clouds :)

Linda Smith
Linda Smith

May 04, 2020

This looks very cheerful.

Kathryn D
Kathryn D

May 04, 2020

The Airplane is just so cute – great envelope embellishment – love it!

Diane H.
Diane H.

May 04, 2020

Absolutely CUTE and love the matching envelope!

Dhruvika
Dhruvika

May 03, 2020

Beautiful hot air baloon and soothing colors

Marie T
Marie T

May 03, 2020

It’s great that both sides of the envelope were decorated – the more blank surfaces I can stamp on the better!

Natasha
Natasha

May 03, 2020

Love that pretty sky and the details on the cloud die

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

May 03, 2020

You rocked this envelope, Daniel! Who wouldn’t want to pull a card from an envelope this sweet?! Looking forward to the kit reveal!

Jackie S
Jackie S

May 03, 2020

Lovely card and envelope! Love ether colors.

Nancy L Lake
Nancy L Lake

May 03, 2020

Oh boy, it sure would make me happy to receive a card in this beautifully decorated envelope! It’s so pretty. I’m so excited to receive my kit and begin creating!

Barb Ford
Barb Ford

May 03, 2020

Amazing card. Love the sky scene and the plane.

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

May 03, 2020

This one is subtle , and very pretty.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

May 03, 2020

Such fabulous card designs!

Karin W
Karin W

May 03, 2020

I love that sweet airplane! So cute.

Angela
Angela

May 03, 2020

Love your examples!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

May 03, 2020

Sweet card and envelope! Love the soft colors!

Cynthia O.
Cynthia O.

May 03, 2020

FUN envelope art! The airplane and banner are perfect for this project. Looking forward to the release tomorrow!!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

May 03, 2020

The airplane is so cute. I like the soft look of this card.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

May 03, 2020

Beautiful with the purple
and pinks! Love the hot
air balloon.
Carla from Utah

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

May 03, 2020

Love the little balloon die – adds so much to the envelope. A great kit this month. Thanks Hero Arts for all you are doing.

Judy
Judy

May 03, 2020

Perfect envelope design!!

karenajo
karenajo

May 03, 2020

Great envelope – like getting a bonus with a card ! Love the design and great colors! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer G.
Jennifer G.

May 03, 2020

Beautiful card designs!

LInda Otero
LInda Otero

May 03, 2020

Happiest envelope ever.

Melissa S
Melissa S

May 03, 2020

The envelope looks amazing – love the colors and layout. Thanks for sharing your ideas on the use of this kit!

KerrynM
KerrynM

May 03, 2020

Very cute CAS card and love the envelope.

Deborah Cooper
Deborah Cooper

May 03, 2020

Love the envelope art! Who wouldn’t live to see this in their mailbox? 💙

NWFlamingo
NWFlamingo

May 03, 2020

I wish all the envelopes I receive were so beautiful.

Vizma
Vizma

May 03, 2020

Love the subtle clouds that are not only on the card but the envelope too. What a quick way to decorate with the color blending and clouds. Just perfect for the cute little plane.

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

May 03, 2020

Love that this kit is perfect for both cards and envelopes. Such pretty purples on this envie!

Carolyn
Carolyn

May 03, 2020

Cute. Very interested to see kit and add ons for this month.

Scraporcraft
Scraporcraft

May 03, 2020

Wonderful look at some envelope art. Love the scene in this color scheme.

KC
KC

May 03, 2020

I love the softness of the card and envelope. The colors are beautiful.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

May 03, 2020

And yet ANOTHER card focusing on the add-ons (clouds). I think there has only been one post that DIDN’T feature an add-on. I’m a little disappointed that the designers seem so uninterested in the kit itself…

SunnyK
SunnyK

May 03, 2020

I love some fun envelope art and this little kit looks like it will fit that job very nicely!

Lynn Cyert
Lynn Cyert

May 03, 2020

This envelope is beautiful. Such a talented artist. Than you for sharing!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

May 03, 2020

This is so adorable! Who needs a card with an envelope like this? :)

Kailash
Kailash

May 03, 2020

Such a lovely card!

Marjorie Sinclair
Marjorie Sinclair

May 03, 2020

So soft and simple, love your card!!

Mary Lou Marshall
Mary Lou Marshall

May 03, 2020

Such fun, Daniel! I love the decorated envelope concept. Can’t wait!

Cecilia Lowrey
Cecilia Lowrey

May 03, 2020

The color blending is very pretty. Love it!

Cecilia Lowrey
Cecilia Lowrey

May 03, 2020

More super cute ideas!

Cecilia Lowrey
Cecilia Lowrey

May 03, 2020

More super cute ideas!

Andre M.
Andre M.

May 03, 2020

Such pretty purples, my fave!

Nicole S
Nicole S

May 03, 2020

What a bright and fun way to send happy mail! Can’t wait to see the kit AND the add ons!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

May 03, 2020

Very clever! I love your inspiration!

Stacy
Stacy

May 03, 2020

Such a pretty envelope, I love the soft, blended colors.

Toni F
Toni F

May 03, 2020

Love the envelope art work.

Glenna
Glenna

May 03, 2020

I know that dressing up envelops is hot now, but you added another dimension to this process. Thanks for the idea.

Golda
Golda

May 03, 2020

What a fun envelope to bring joy to the post people that handle it, as well as the recipient.

Alicia Mayo
Alicia Mayo

May 03, 2020

I am positively smitten with this kit. Is it Monday yet? (Who knew we’d ever WANT a Monday? lol)

tina z.
tina z.

May 03, 2020

such a beautfiul CAS!

Debbie Griffin
Debbie Griffin

May 03, 2020

Love the cute little airplane, the clouds and the hot air balloon

Kirsten
Kirsten

May 03, 2020

Awesome envelope art!

Shannon
Shannon

May 03, 2020

Stunning! I love the balloon on the envelope!

Lisa H
Lisa H

May 03, 2020

Love this design and the envelope is so pretty!

Katherine
Katherine

May 03, 2020

This is so nice!

Dixie
Dixie

May 03, 2020

Wow! What a wonderful envelope! The recipient (and the mail carrier) will love this.

KC Wong
KC Wong

May 03, 2020

Love your color choices. 3D on the envelope too – very cool!

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

May 03, 2020

Oh my gosh! This is so clever and so pretty! I absolutely love this and would love to receive it in the mail!

Deborah345
Deborah345

May 03, 2020

Love these envelopes, so sweet to send in the mail.

Christine Sheppard
Christine Sheppard

May 03, 2020

What a great idea for an envelope! I’m always trying to think up unique ways to decorate envelopes and this one is awesome!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

May 03, 2020

I love the pretty pastel colors! :)

JackieW
JackieW

May 03, 2020

Wow! Simply beautiful!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

May 03, 2020

The soft colors have a calming feel to them.
What a great idea!

SueB
SueB

May 03, 2020

Really like the clouds on the envelope to match the card. Such soft looking clouds.

Julia D.
Julia D.

May 03, 2020

Eek! I love this envelope! What a great way to introduce what’s inside. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Wendy
Wendy

May 03, 2020

I loved the Hero Arts product on envelopes! Being from Albuquerque, I will definitely be using the hot air balloon die during Balloon Fiesta Week! Thanks, Daniel!

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

May 03, 2020

Great design, I’m looking forward to seeing all the add-ons.

RosieJ
RosieJ

May 03, 2020

Such a pretty card with clouds. Can hardly wait to see the May 2020 kit. So many ideas swirling in my head.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

May 03, 2020

This kit will surely step up my boring envelopes. I am looking forward to it.

Shirley Galecki
Shirley Galecki

May 03, 2020

Your work is Beautiful love the simplicity and colors. Fabulous job. Can’t wait to see the kit.

Sudhamathi Muthu
Sudhamathi Muthu

May 03, 2020

Oh my goodness totally love the soft background … love all the elements in this card and the beautiful cloud and the hot air balloon die cut is my favorite….

Jan Meredith
Jan Meredith

May 03, 2020

Love the clouds!

Andrea B
Andrea B

May 03, 2020

Beautiful envelope! Who wouldn’t love to receive this is in the mail?!