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May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Debi Adams May 01, 2020 387 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the May My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, May 4 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Our Creative Team will be here all weekend sharing sneak peeks. 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. We are so appreciative that so many of you have continued to order despite knowing we have delays. 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 Debi for the first look at this month's sunshiny kit!

Hi friends! I’m Debi Adams and I’m thrilled to be sharing a sneak peek into the NEW My Monthly Hero Kit for May. Let’s give a shout out for the power of positivity, encouraging thoughts, and uplifting messages. No better time to be spreading the love than now and no sweeter (and safer) way to show that than with some sweet cards. You may not be able to be with friends and family but you can let them know you are thinking about them. So today I have a card up with just a few of the many images that come in the kit. I think you are going to love this collection as much as I do!

Stamping all the images onto Dove White cardstock using Intense Black ink made the cardmaking process go much faster. It also makes for a perfect multiple card production line. I used a variety of bright Copic Markers to color the designs, adding darker coordinating colors to create shadows and dimension. To create the sun without the face, simply cover the face with Washi tape, ink the stamp up, remove the Washi tape and stamp! Now everything is ready to be die-cut. I love adding dimension with the designs so the only one I needed to hand cut was the rainbow and clouds and the word "you" from the sentiment in the set.

To create the background, I blended Pool Party and Blue Hawaii Reactive Inks onto a 3 3/4" x 5" Dove White cardstock base using a sponge dauber and then misted it lightly with water. I adhered the dried cardstock onto two matted, staggered, complimentary cardstock bases and adhered them to a top-folded Dove White card. Now it was a matter of assembling and adhering all the colored die designs. Tell me, do these sweet images make you smile? Hats off to the amazing, in-house designers at Hero Arts for another fabulous collection!

*** 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. Good luck!





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Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

May 01, 2020

What a fun, colorful card. Looks like another fantastic kit on the way!

Melissa Dingerson
Melissa Dingerson

May 01, 2020

Such an adorable kit.

Lisa
Lisa

May 01, 2020

I love the rainbow and cloud image used on this card. It looks so fun and bright and cheery! Much needed right now! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Patty Q
Patty Q

May 01, 2020

What a fun and cheery card. Just we all need right now.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

May 01, 2020

Darling card! This looks like a fun and cheery kit! We need that!

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

May 01, 2020

This is super cute!

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

May 01, 2020

So cute!!! I love the bright colors especially during this gloomy time we’re in.

Joyce
Joyce

May 01, 2020

Love this kit. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Nancy Pearce
Nancy Pearce

May 01, 2020

Your card is so bright and cheerful. I love the rainbow colors and the red airplane.

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

May 01, 2020

What a fun card! I can already see so many ways to use those stamps and dies! I can’t wait to see the rest!

Linda
Linda

May 01, 2020

I am looking forward to this kit! I love the airplane and how you used it on the card.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

May 01, 2020

What a fun set! This card is so bright and cheerful, just what everyone needs right now. Great job!

gayle mckenzie
gayle mckenzie

May 01, 2020

love the rainbow and all the colors

Cebelica
Cebelica

May 01, 2020

Oh my, look at these colours… Sooooo pretty! I love how this card turned out. Fab work! xx

Marlene Cobbs
Marlene Cobbs

May 01, 2020

This looks like fun and we could all use some of that right now.

Renee Fallon
Renee Fallon

May 01, 2020

I love the rainbow that appears to be coming out at the viewer!

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

May 01, 2020

What a darling card! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Dena Luce
Dena Luce

May 01, 2020

Ooh! Kits are great for beginners like me! I would be ecstatic to win!

Iris López
Iris López

May 01, 2020

Very happy card!

Eva
Eva

May 01, 2020

What a wonderful card! A rainbow on a card just like the rainbows in every window drawn by children living there – just perfect to cheer up everyone

SueB
SueB

May 01, 2020

Can’t wait to see the entire release. Great time to spread happy thoughts & encouraging messages.

Deborah Herod
Deborah Herod

May 01, 2020

Debbi, l love the card. The bright colors make it so cheerful. The card is beautifully !

Christa Hamilton
Christa Hamilton

May 01, 2020

Very cute card!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

May 01, 2020

This is such a cute card!

Dawn
Dawn

May 01, 2020

I love that this seems to be year of these rainbow. Boy do we ever need it!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 01, 2020

So bright and cheerful!

Sudhamathi Muthu
Sudhamathi Muthu

May 01, 2020

Debi this card really brightened my day…. love how the cute sun peaks up from behind the rainbow and how you ink blended the sky beautifully…. definitely this card will spread the positive vibe to the recipient….

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

May 01, 2020

Looks like a fabulous kit! Just love Debi’s fun card with all the layers!! I’m looking forward to receiving my kit whenever you can get it to me. Thanks & stay safe!!

Eva N
Eva N

May 01, 2020

So cute! I can’t get enough of rainbow and sunshine stamps right now and these images are adorable. Great tip on how to change up the sun stamp.

Maggie E
Maggie E

May 01, 2020

Cute, happy card!

NWFlamingo
NWFlamingo

May 01, 2020

Thank you for reminding us that sunny days and special deliveries are coming!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

May 01, 2020

Beautiful card, love the colors. You have so much going on this card that really makes it special. Very nice.

GMC
GMC

May 01, 2020

What a bright and happy card. Just what is needed during this gloomy period. Anyone opening this card will certainly have a smile on their face.

Rae Culak
Rae Culak

May 01, 2020

Super fun card, love the idea. I’m excited to see the full kit.

Jane A McBee
Jane A McBee

May 01, 2020

Really cute card

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

May 01, 2020

Just what we all needed…a happy card. I like how you placed a few flowers in the clouds. Original for sure.

Maria Willis
Maria Willis

May 01, 2020

This card is amazing Deb! I love the bright happy colors!

Nikki Cochran
Nikki Cochran

May 01, 2020

Love the brightness of this card.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

May 01, 2020

I adore that card! What fun — I love the flowers especially!

Donna Rohwer
Donna Rohwer

May 01, 2020

I love the airplane, i have pilots in the family, and would love to make air related cards!

Ana Cordoba
Ana Cordoba

May 01, 2020

So cute! Can’t wait!

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

May 01, 2020

This card is so cute—I can’t wait to see the entire kit, but it looks like a great one!

ESTELLE
ESTELLE

May 01, 2020

it seems to be so cool.

Candi
Candi

May 01, 2020

This is a really cute card.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

May 01, 2020

What a cute and colorful card! This looks like it’s going to be a fun card kit!

Shannon Kessler
Shannon Kessler

May 01, 2020

Soaring into the clouds above the rainbows, that is what we need today, Love this uplifting card and colors.

Diana
Diana

May 01, 2020

Looks fun this month

Karin W
Karin W

May 01, 2020

Ooh! This looks like it is going to an adorable kit!!

Yvonne
Yvonne

May 01, 2020

This is a beautiful kit so far! I can’t wait to see the rest!!

craftinbb
craftinbb

May 01, 2020

Very happy card! Yes can’t wait to see the rest of the happiness!!! Can’t wait to spread this happiness with elderly shut-ins! Yeah Hero Arts!!!!

Tera Fendley
Tera Fendley

May 01, 2020

Such a beautiful card!! Sunshine, daisies, and a rainbow to make a beautiful spring card.

Karen L K
Karen L K

May 01, 2020

So cute and such fun!

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

May 01, 2020

Love this colorful card…waiting for all the sunshine along with this kit!!

Sunshine HoneyBee
Sunshine HoneyBee

May 01, 2020

From a Pilot this is fish-tastic!
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

May 01, 2020

Such a bright and beautiful card!! Couldn’t be a better time for it.

Lyndi
Lyndi

May 01, 2020

I’m a big fan of rainbow colors and positive messages. Looking forward to seeing more of this kit.

Patsy
Patsy

May 01, 2020

Such a cute card. I like the bright yet soft coloring. I’m excited to see the kit. I’ve been putting off buying an airplane stamp so I’m happy to see one in this set.

Roxanne Anderson
Roxanne Anderson

May 01, 2020

Rainbows,sunshine and a plane! Perfect for me as my husband owns a plane and I want to make him a cheerful card!

Cynthia Link
Cynthia Link

May 01, 2020

Adorable! Love the layers, rainbows & airplanes, clouds and sun, LOVE IT!

Marjorie Sinclair
Marjorie Sinclair

May 01, 2020

Love it!! Bright colors bring a smile to my face!!

Debbie Griffin
Debbie Griffin

May 01, 2020

I love you lots but not able to afford at this time. I love the cards my friend makes with the kits

katherine
katherine

May 01, 2020

Love this! so bright and cheerful!

Ann Sciortino
Ann Sciortino

May 01, 2020

Darling card! It’s so cheerful and uplifting and I absolutely love the choice of colors. I’m intrigued to see what else is in this collection!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

May 01, 2020

Sunshine, rainbows, daisies, and a soaring message. Uplifting card, indeed!

Diana Metts
Diana Metts

May 01, 2020

Love this card, such bold and happy colors. Can’t wait to see the rest of the collection.

Kristi H.
Kristi H.

May 01, 2020

Beautiful coloring; looks like it’s going to be a happy kit! We can all use some sunshine and rainbows right now ;-)

Alicia Mayo
Alicia Mayo

May 01, 2020

I have been waiting for a kit like this! Gorgeous card

Charlotte
Charlotte

May 01, 2020

I love this card!! I have six little people I want to make this for ….. TODAY!!!
Thanks for sharing. You made my day!

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

May 01, 2020

This card is so adorable. Love the bright colors.

Madeline L
Madeline L

May 01, 2020

Love your beautiful card! Looks like this kit is going to be awesome!

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

May 01, 2020

Cute card! Looking forward to seeing the other sneak peeks.

Linda
Linda

May 01, 2020

Adorable, fun bright colors!

Lynn Cyert
Lynn Cyert

May 01, 2020

So glad for the cheerfulness! I really need it these days. Lovely card. Bet it is going to be a nice set.

Donna J Phelan
Donna J Phelan

May 01, 2020

Oh how FUN! Love that plane!

Jackie A.
Jackie A.

May 01, 2020

That is the cutest scene. Replace the plain with a train and it reminds me of Soul Train.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

May 01, 2020

This definitely looks interesting. Can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Dana M
Dana M

May 01, 2020

Sweet, bright and happy card. Fabulous design!

Rose Johnson
Rose Johnson

May 01, 2020

What a great kit and would enjoy creating with my 5 year old granddaughter – perhaps some summer projects are ideal!!

Joanne
Joanne

May 01, 2020

Love the card. It’s such a happy card. Can’t wait to see the kit and add ones.

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

May 01, 2020

These are always the best days of the month…sneak peek weekend! By the looks of it, another fab kit! Beautiful card!

Vickie Crane
Vickie Crane

May 01, 2020

LUV this card! I’m new to Hero Arts. This example has me rubbing my hands in anticipation of my first order”s arrival.

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

May 01, 2020

Love your bright and cheerful card! Looks like this is going to be a fun kit.

Jackie McKnite
Jackie McKnite

May 01, 2020

What a cute card.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

May 01, 2020

Bright and cheerful colors are just what we need to lift our spirits!

Patti
Patti

May 01, 2020

What a spirit lifter! Love the little airplane. Happy card with happy colors! Nice work. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the kit. Thanks for your inspiration! Stay safe everyone!

Greta H
Greta H

May 01, 2020

Must be a fun kit—love your card!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

May 01, 2020

This is fun! I love the bright colors. Can’t wait to see more of this great new kit!!

Marie
Marie

May 01, 2020

Such a cute and cheery card! Rainbows follow the rain!

kathy wade
kathy wade

May 01, 2020

Beautiful card! Love the coloring and ink blending. Can’t wait to see this kit!

Linda
Linda

May 01, 2020

Love my Monthly My Hero Kits. They are always packed with inspiration and great product.

Lynne Dee Barrett
Lynne Dee Barrett

May 01, 2020

oh I can’t wait for this adorable set to come out!

I hope you all are fairing well and safe during these tough days💙

LynneDee Barrett

RosieJ
RosieJ

May 01, 2020

I love this card. We need this to cheer us up at a time like this. Love the rainbow and clouds and happiness. Can hardly wait to see more inspiration using this stamp set.

Doris
Doris

May 01, 2020

Cheerey card for the times, not to mention a few days of fog.

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

May 01, 2020

What a happy and colorful card! Can’t wait to see more of the reveal!

Jackie S
Jackie S

May 01, 2020

The rainbows are such a cheerful sight – love your card.

Cynthia O
Cynthia O

May 01, 2020

Such a cheerful design! Looking forward to seeing this kit.

rachel duong
rachel duong

May 01, 2020

I love this! It will be so much fun to color and it takes me back to everything happy!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

May 01, 2020

Bright and cheery card! Just perfect for these days!

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

May 01, 2020

This is going to be such a cute kit!

Janna D
Janna D

May 01, 2020

I am going to love this kit! Debi this is an adorable card and so cheerful. Exactly what the world needs right now.