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May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

by Nichol Spohr May 05, 2019 232 Comments

It's time for our final countdown peek before the release of the May My Monthly Hero kit! The kit will be available tomorrow, Monday, May 6 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Nichol, who is sharing another look at this fun kit!

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a crafting happiness card inspired by a couple of quilting/sewing projects I've made multiple times. I adore the look of rainbow colored pencils so I stamped, colored, and die cut many, many colored pencils using an image from the May main kit and created a double border along the bottom of my card!

The background of the card was stamped on a white card background with the add-on Crafting Tools Bold Prints using Soft Granite Ink. Sentiments from the main kit were stamped along the top half of the card using Black Ink.

The colored pencil image from the main kit was stamped 40 times on Bristol Smooth cardstock, colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, die cut, layered, and adhered along the bottom edge of the background with foam adhesive. The foam adhesive give the border a bit of dimension from the busy background.

Hearts from the main kit were stamped on Bristol Smooth cardstock, colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, die cut and adhered above the sentiment as shown. The hearts were finished with Crystal Lacquer for a bit of glossy shine!

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, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, May 6, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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100 Responses

Deborah Mcginniss
Deborah Mcginniss

May 12, 2019

I am so excited about this kits…. it’s awsome

Jackie Peterson
Jackie Peterson

May 07, 2019

I love the large rubber background stamp! and the colored pencil idea is awesome!

Lynn L
Lynn L

May 06, 2019

Oh, yes…..this kit speaks to my “crafting Heart”. Live for creativity and crafting!

Becca
Becca

May 06, 2019

Nichol, this card is so stinking cute! This kit/stamp set is a must have for all fellow crafters. This will take you to your happy place if you lost your way. La la love this kit❤️🖍🖌🖊✂️

Ruth Dupchen
Ruth Dupchen

May 06, 2019

I love the new kit!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

May 06, 2019

Fabulous card

Louisa M
Louisa M

May 06, 2019

This card is cute and a perfect sentiment for crafters 😊

Cynthia Stasiewski
Cynthia Stasiewski

May 06, 2019

How much fun I will have with these!

Rhonda
Rhonda

May 06, 2019

This kit is wonderful! I need it to send cards to all my crafting friends!

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

May 06, 2019

Wow! That’s a lot of die cutting! Your crafty friend that receives this will appreciate your time!

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

May 06, 2019

Love this background stamp! Looking forward to this kit!

Nicole Brown
Nicole Brown

May 06, 2019

This is a great card! Love the background stamp!!

Maria fernandez
Maria fernandez

May 06, 2019

This kit will be perfect for the invitations to my friend the teacher retirement.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

May 06, 2019

Adorable card! Love the soft gray background and the bold, bright rainbow pencils. This kit with the add-ons looks like a crafters dream! Great job Nicole.

Monica K
Monica K

May 06, 2019

Love your card and all the color!! So excited to see the kit…

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

May 06, 2019

Wonderful card! Love all the colors.
Thanks for sharing…

Jean maxwell
Jean maxwell

May 06, 2019

Looking the example, looks like a great kit.

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

May 06, 2019

I love your card!! I can’t wait to see the kit!!

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

May 06, 2019

This card is so adorable…loved the background done with soft granite ink,Thanks for sharing!!

Kellie
Kellie

May 06, 2019

Loving The on going rainbow theme. Looking forward to the full reveal.

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

May 06, 2019

What a wonderful sentiment on this card. It’s perfect. I am so excited about this kit can’t wait to see the rest of it

Carol H
Carol H

May 06, 2019

This is an awesome card! Love the way it’s done :-)

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

May 06, 2019

Wow…just wow! Your designs are always so inspiring, Nichol! I. Looking forward to this reveal!

Lynne Simons
Lynne Simons

May 06, 2019

I adore this! Crafting rules.

Dana M
Dana M

May 06, 2019

Wonderful card design! So happy and full of playfulness.

Lynn
Lynn

May 06, 2019

What a labor of love, 40 pencils! Any crafter would frame this one. I think that background stamp looks great, too. looking forwart to making lots of cards with this kit.

Colleen Howell
Colleen Howell

May 06, 2019

Cute card

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

May 06, 2019

This card is really gorgeous and make me very happy! Love it!!!

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

May 06, 2019

Yes yes yes I need that add on background stamp for my hoarding..😳errr…I mean curating of all things crafty😏 I totally love your card TFS!!!

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

May 06, 2019

So adorable! This kit is right up my alley. That background stamp is a must have add-on. This card is so cute and fun.

Irene
Irene

May 06, 2019

Love it!!! What a beautiful card. I have so many ideas floating in my head for how to use those pencils for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Sally Edwards
Sally Edwards

May 06, 2019

Another fabulous card, I know so many people who would LOVE to receive a card just like it :)

Irene
Irene

May 06, 2019

Love it!!! What a beautiful card. I have so many ideas floating in my head for how to use those pencils for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Marianne
Marianne

May 06, 2019

Fun fun fun! Love the background stamp too.

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

May 06, 2019

I am definitely gonna need that background stamp for sure! Awesome card Nichol ♥ and that sentiment is perfect for any artsy person!

Cynthia Dennis
Cynthia Dennis

May 06, 2019

Awesome card! Super excited for this release 😍

K. Eley
K. Eley

May 06, 2019

Wow!!! That’s a lot of tedious work cutting the pencil so many times. What a stunning card though. I’m sure the recipient will be very happy!
Really hope I find a use for this kit! I think this might actually be the first one that I’m really stumped on since I don’t have any crafty friends, especially ones to send cards to :(.

Phoebe
Phoebe

May 06, 2019

Such a cute card! I love the grey background combined with the colorful popped up images of colored pencils.

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

May 05, 2019

Wow – what a lot of pencils! Such a fun card.

Dori
Dori

May 05, 2019

You are always so inspiring!

Kitty Tatman
Kitty Tatman

May 05, 2019

Bet this took some time to make! Too cute! Hero Arts always brings its A- game. 💓

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

May 05, 2019

Wonderful use of color, and love the background stamp!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

May 05, 2019

What a cool idea with the double border of pencil. I love this card so pretty and cheerful.

Flo
Flo

May 05, 2019

The background stamp is lovely in the soft gray ink. The colored pencils are cute too.

Robert Wilhelm
Robert Wilhelm

May 05, 2019

Gorgeous card, looks like there will be many many ways to use this kit.

Ann K.
Ann K.

May 05, 2019

Really like that background stamp! Very nice card.

Kirsty
Kirsty

May 05, 2019

What a wonderful card today!

Jan Tinklenberg
Jan Tinklenberg

May 05, 2019

Awesome card!

Victoria Nelson
Victoria Nelson

May 05, 2019

Love this card! Makes me want to sit down, stamp a bunch of images, and get coloring with some pencils!

Aggie
Aggie

May 05, 2019

I am loving this kit more and more with each idea posted! Can’t wait to get this one!!

Aggie
Aggie

May 05, 2019

I am loving this kit more and more with each idea posted! Can’t waut to get this one!!

Kim Alston
Kim Alston

May 05, 2019

Really really cute!! Love it!

Vikki H
Vikki H

May 05, 2019

Details are so evident in your amazing row of pencils! Wow!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

May 05, 2019

Fun card! l Love all the crafty goodness in this kit!

Adrienne West
Adrienne West

May 05, 2019

I adore color and this example shows everything I love – pretty colors all in a row :)

DeniseP
DeniseP

May 05, 2019

It was definitely worth all the time it took to make this! Such a beautiful card. Loving all the crafty goodies and matching sentiments. This will make such a great kit to make and send things to people who really “get it”.

Jan Elmore
Jan Elmore

May 05, 2019

This sentiment reminds me of my favorite bumper sticker….‘Save the earth, it’s where we keep our stuff’! ‘Make Stuff’ is perfect!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

May 05, 2019

Wow! That is a great card! It looks like it was a lot of work — and worth it!

Sandy
Sandy

May 05, 2019

Beautiful card, I love all the colors! Thank you for the inspiration.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

May 05, 2019

Love all your colored pencils on your card and a great background :)

Nancy Deffner
Nancy Deffner

May 05, 2019

Love your colorful card!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

May 05, 2019

Wow what a great kit! And I love the two rows of colored pencils… what a clever border.

Sue
Sue

May 05, 2019

Got my alarm set for tomorrow. Hoping I won’t be too late to get this kit!💕💕💕💕

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

May 05, 2019

Nichol, you put so much heart in your cards. this is an amazing kit. With this kit looks like you can pull off some amazing cards so if you love to craft and love your friends they will be so happy with the cards you can make from this kit.

Deb K
Deb K

May 05, 2019

Love all the colors!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

May 05, 2019

Wow 40 pencils. That takes dedication. Great card look though. I love the look of all the colored pencils. Great card.

Kathi Hall
Kathi Hall

May 05, 2019

Love that background stamp you used! The rainbow effect was awesome!

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

May 05, 2019

Love the card and that background stamp is wonderful.

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

May 05, 2019

Great card! Love that add on background stamp too.

Angie McA
Angie McA

May 05, 2019

Beautiful! Really loving this kit!

Beverly
Beverly

May 05, 2019

I have a theory, yet to be a thesis for my MBA, that the arts and crafts bring people together and this set epitomizes the observation behind the theory.

Lynn C
Lynn C

May 05, 2019

Very good card! Like the background especially.

Kendra
Kendra

May 05, 2019

I really like the soft granite background you made here. The whole card is lovely.

Karen Chester
Karen Chester

May 05, 2019

What a fun card. And the sentiment is so true. Can’t wait to get my kit.

Helen Lo
Helen Lo

May 05, 2019

Your signature is on this card. Always such a pleasure to see the details.

Glenna
Glenna

May 05, 2019

So pretty and perfect. Love it.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

May 05, 2019

I love all the cute, colorful pencils and the fun sentiment.

Laurie Meier
Laurie Meier

May 05, 2019

The background stamp is amazing! I cannot wait to use it!

Barb Kohouy
Barb Kohouy

May 05, 2019

Great card – the pencils are so cute

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

May 05, 2019

I don’t think the background is too busy since it was in a soft charcoal color. Your card is lovely card with every color marker represented. You have patience for sure. The kit is a must have.

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

May 05, 2019

Fun background and cool layers of pencils for the border!!

Chandhini
Chandhini

May 05, 2019

Such a lovely and colorful card, love the sentiment too.

Subhashini
Subhashini

May 05, 2019

Wow! What a super fun card, love the colored pencils against the grey background!! Thanks for the great giveaway

Yolanda f
Yolanda f

May 05, 2019

I love the background stamp. It’s has so many uses.

Stephanie Atterbury
Stephanie Atterbury

May 05, 2019

Omgosh I LOVE the subtle background with the colorful pencils!

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

May 05, 2019

Nichol-this is another fabulous card from you. The final outcome was well worth all the effort of stamping that pencil 40 times. It is so nice to see what a fellow quilter can come up with. That background add-on stamp is going to be a must have!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

May 05, 2019

What a wonderful sentiment, and I LOVE THE COLORED PENCILS. This is very inspiring.

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

May 05, 2019

I really like the granite color with the background stamp. It made the beautiful bright colors really pop. A great card for another crafter!

Bonnie K.
Bonnie K.

May 05, 2019

All those pencils lined up make my heart happy! Love this!

Jeanette Rochnowski
Jeanette Rochnowski

May 05, 2019

Love all your designs Nichol. I watch all your videos and wait for each new one to come out. Love this one as I do all of them. Great job!!! Thank you for sharing.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

May 05, 2019

What an awesome card!!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

May 05, 2019

Wow, you stamped that pencil 40 times! It does look wonderful and I really like the background stamps! TFS!

Marianna
Marianna

May 05, 2019

Love your creative card! Looking forward to the full release of this kit

KerrynM
KerrynM

May 05, 2019

Love your card, Nichol. The rainbow pencils looks, so real. Kit looks fabulous.

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

May 05, 2019

Love the combination of the background die and all the colors of the pencils. Super cute.

Stacey
Stacey

May 05, 2019

Love a good background stamp!!!

Jen F
Jen F

May 05, 2019

Love this design – super cute! Lots of patience for these pencils

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

May 05, 2019

Cute and colorful!

Darcy P
Darcy P

May 05, 2019

Love this! Makes me want to go color… everything! Lol.

Jen F
Jen F

May 05, 2019

This is a fantastic card! Love the pencils, makes me happy to see them and your colors are so cool.

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