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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

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

May 05, 2019

Wow Nichol, this is stunning! There’s a ton of colored pencils on this card but the look is fantastic and so very fun! I think I spy I new heart shaped die too!

Rhonna Blatt
Rhonna Blatt

May 05, 2019

This kit would be fantastic for cards to all my crafty friends.

Joni Mastronardi
Joni Mastronardi

May 05, 2019

I am loving all the sample cards, love this month’s release!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

May 05, 2019

I love the beautiful border of pencils on your fabulous card!

Nancarrow Brown
Nancarrow Brown

May 05, 2019

Amazing! I can’t wait to play with this kit.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

May 05, 2019

What a lot of work making all those colored pencils! I love the card. Makes me think of all the work that goes into making my cards! But, what fun!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

May 05, 2019

This kit is really a wonderful kit! I love all of the crafty goodies!!

Patricia Coleman
Patricia Coleman

May 05, 2019

Absolutely love your card designs!! Very excited for this kit release!

Beverly U
Beverly U

May 05, 2019

Loving that background stamp. Adore all the pencils! So excited for this kit, and now, add one!!!

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

May 05, 2019

Such a fun crafty card, makes me smile!

Fiona Duff
Fiona Duff

May 05, 2019

This looks great, can’t wait to see the add ons as well!

Geri S
Geri S

May 05, 2019

Wow! What a lot of work for a clever crafty card! Love this kit!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

May 05, 2019

absolutely fabulous! can’t wait to see the full kit tomorrow!

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

May 05, 2019

This is fabulous and love all those colored pencils against the grey subtle stamped background!

Deb
Deb

May 05, 2019

Love these colored pencils. So great! Love it. And this kit!

Tonya Byrd
Tonya Byrd

May 05, 2019

These may be my favorite quotes in the kit! And I’m in love with the background stamp!

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

May 05, 2019

WOW! Gorgeous card! I love it! Can’t wait to see the full reveal! Thanks for sharing!

Denise K Terry
Denise K Terry

May 05, 2019

I love the background you created! I can’t put into words how excited I am about this kit!

Hanh
Hanh

May 05, 2019

A LOT of work but the result is absolutely beautiful! Love that stamp and card!

Bernay Brumbaugh
Bernay Brumbaugh

May 05, 2019

That would be fun to colors all of the pencils with all your colored pencils!!!!

Angela Runkel
Angela Runkel

May 05, 2019

Such a great card and Kit!

Paula S.
Paula S.

May 05, 2019

So darn cute!
Can’t wait to see the full kit!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

May 05, 2019

Ohhhh, this is like a gorgeous box of colored pencils! Love it!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

May 05, 2019

Another cute card from Nichol. She knows how to use design and color in creating her cards and they always stand out. This looks to be a fun kit.

Kati Caprara
Kati Caprara

May 05, 2019

This is an amazing card!! I love all the rainbow-colored pencils lined up on the gray-stamped crafty items background! This is a fantastic kit!! I have been wanting to add a crafty items kit to my stash for a while now and this looks like an awesome one!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Barbragh Ford
Barbragh Ford

May 05, 2019

I love how you created the background. Great card! TFS

Sonya
Sonya

May 05, 2019

The cards have all been so bright and colorful! What an awesome looking kit!

RENEE
RENEE

May 05, 2019

WOW! Love this kit. Have not seen another kit like it! :)

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

May 05, 2019

Oh that is amazing card! I love that background and colored pencils.

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

May 05, 2019

I appreciate the talented stampers that come up with all the different ideas.

Carrie C.
Carrie C.

May 05, 2019

So perfect…love this!

Amy Sonnemann
Amy Sonnemann

May 05, 2019

The rainbow of colors makes my heart happy! Beautiful!!!

Kathy McCreary
Kathy McCreary

May 05, 2019

I LOVE this new set! The colored pencils are cool with the dimensional layering.

Suzi Metcalfe
Suzi Metcalfe

May 05, 2019

My favorite part is the background. I’ve got to get some soft granite ink, I think! TFS!

Caroline
Caroline

May 05, 2019

Nice background stamp, beautiful card. Thank you for sharing, Nicol!

Tracie
Tracie

May 05, 2019

I love this! Just my kind of stamp set, can’t wait until tomorrow!!!

Kailash
Kailash

May 05, 2019

A really fabulous design, so artsy and fun!

Helen Potter
Helen Potter

May 05, 2019

Beautiful card Nichol. Love it xoxo

Julie L
Julie L

May 05, 2019

Looking forward to this release—perfect for crafty friends.

Annie
Annie

May 05, 2019

This is a cute card! Can’t wait for the kit!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

May 05, 2019

Wow! An awesome set of pretty color pencils!!!

Sherry
Sherry

May 05, 2019

Oh how fun this kit is. So many great ideas to do. Love it all.

Becca Neeley
Becca Neeley

May 05, 2019

Beautiful card Nichol! I love the bright colorful pencils on top of a subtle stamped background, it’s a great combo!

Ida
Ida

May 05, 2019

I love this kit! It is happy making. And my birthday is Wednesday and this would be a great bday gift. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

May 05, 2019

You really put a lot of work into this fun card. Great job!
Monday’s almost here!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

May 05, 2019

Woo-whee! This card is a testament to Nichol’s talent and patience! Imagine die- cutting 40 pencils!. Even so, this is my fave card, so far….from a grouping of some great ones:)

Donna Hatfield
Donna Hatfield

May 05, 2019

What a lot of work on this card, but beautiful!

Robin McGhee
Robin McGhee

May 05, 2019

I love your card! I hope to win or buy this kit on tomorrow!

Sascha Bausch
Sascha Bausch

May 05, 2019

I think this Kit will sell out quick <3

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

May 05, 2019

the card is too cute! i love the way the background stamp was used. i will definitely be adding that onto my order!!!!

SHARI CZERWINSKI
SHARI CZERWINSKI

May 05, 2019

I think these pencils are my favorite so far!

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

May 05, 2019

This is awesome and very original!
Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

May 05, 2019

This is truly going to be a crafter’s delight release! Such fun stamps, can’t wait to get my hands on it. Admire the patience in making this card.

Jeanette Butler
Jeanette Butler

May 05, 2019

Love this card, although not sure I’d have the patience to stamp, cut and colour 40 pencils but love them combined with that gorgeous background stamp. Thanks for the inspiration. Jeanette

Johanna Thomas
Johanna Thomas

May 05, 2019

This is such a fun card! A box of colored markers or pencils in rainbow order always makes me happy too!

Susan S
Susan S

May 05, 2019

You can tell when someone loves crafting….40 of one image on one card. Beautiful work!

Joy Smith
Joy Smith

May 05, 2019

The peeks keep getting better and better……ah Monday for the full reveal…….

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

May 05, 2019

Wow, this is a great card with an awesome crafty tools’ background stamp. I can’t wait to get my hands on this kit and get crafty! I am excited to look at the crafty add-ons with this month’s kit.

Naomi
Naomi

May 05, 2019

Just starting my journey in the art of card making. This would be so helpful.

Lieve Stoffels
Lieve Stoffels

May 05, 2019

This release just gets better and better ! I love your card, the background, the pencils, … it’s great !
Thank you for sharing your creativity, and the time you sure put into making this card.
Spring greetings from Belgium.

Nancy Wilcox
Nancy Wilcox

May 05, 2019

I love the colored pencils – and your dedication to coloring and cutting out that many!

Lisa K
Lisa K

May 05, 2019

The background set looks like so much fun. Looks to be an awesome kit!

Lagene
Lagene

May 05, 2019

Absolutely love this colored pencil card!!!!

Lee Winemiller Cockrum
Lee Winemiller Cockrum

May 05, 2019

What a fun card!!

Ellen Gilliam
Ellen Gilliam

May 05, 2019

Taps into my obsession with art supplies! Really enjoy this.

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

May 05, 2019

Nichol, you make the most fun and inspire with repetition. I am thinking how fun it would be to just go down a row of markers, Artezas or Zigs to make multiple pencil rainbows.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

May 05, 2019

Darling card, love all those colored pencils!

Gilda Brooms
Gilda Brooms

May 05, 2019

Bravo!! What a great card!!!

Henriétte
Henriétte

May 05, 2019

Nichol this is stunning, 40 Pencils!! That’s 40 times stamping, 40 times colouring, 40 times die cut and 40 times to adhere, so in the end you hold 160 times a pencil in your hands for this stunning card, wow!!! Thank you for all the time and effort you put in this card to show us inspiration for the awesome new kit to come.

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

May 05, 2019

Wow this kit is going to be so much fun.
Love your card.

marylouh
marylouh

May 05, 2019

Love this crafty release.
thanks for the peeks
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Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

May 05, 2019

Wow, that’s really a nice card! A lot of work went into this one.

Mateja P
Mateja P

May 05, 2019

Such an awesome background stamp an love those borders. So creative! :)

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

May 05, 2019

Your hard work paid off…great card!

Linda Kunsman
Linda Kunsman

May 05, 2019

love the sentiment- and oh what fun coloring all the pencils!

Erica perry
Erica perry

May 05, 2019

I love your crafty card! Your example really makes me want this kit!

Rheanna Hoffman
Rheanna Hoffman

May 05, 2019

One of my absolute favorite cards you’ve ever done!!

L
L

May 05, 2019

The sentiments with the background stamp on this card are such a perfect expression of this kit. I can’t wait to get it!

Linda Tadlock
Linda Tadlock

May 05, 2019

My favorite so far! Love this card!!!♥️♥️♥️

Felicia C
Felicia C

May 05, 2019

This is my favorite yet! I love the background stamp as well as the individual pencils. Especially sweet is all the vibrant colors! Here’s to the creators!

Golda
Golda

May 05, 2019

That’s a lot of coloring and cutting, but it looks amazing.

L
L

May 05, 2019

Nichol=my favorite designer/artist/maker. Hero Arts=my favorite stamp and die company. Combine the 2 for fabulous makes like this colored pencil card=priceless. Monday at 10:00 am: HURRY, HURRY, HURRY!!!

Vickie Hawkins
Vickie Hawkins

May 05, 2019

I love your card! So many pencils, hope its one stamp!!!!

Anne
Anne

May 05, 2019

truly this is my favorite Love the background !

Andre M.
Andre M.

May 05, 2019

Fab design on this fun card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

May 05, 2019

Oh wow, this is a fun card! Nichol always has so much patience with card making. Amazing project!!

Maggie E
Maggie E

May 05, 2019

These stamps and sentiments are fabulous, and this card is beyond cute! Another great job by Nichol.

Victoria Paris
Victoria Paris

May 05, 2019

That background stamp is amazing and so versatile. Can’t wait to use it.

Kim Heggins
Kim Heggins

May 05, 2019

Amazing background…love all those colorful pencils too!

Victoria paris
Victoria paris

May 05, 2019

This set is the answer to my prayers. I’ve so many crafty friends but all the stamp sets for this type of card are so limited. This is very versatile. Thank you.

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

May 05, 2019

I absolutely love this card!!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration

Rachel W
Rachel W

May 05, 2019

I like the use of the background stamp in soft shadow that makes the colors in this card pop!

Lorraine McKenzie-Binns
Lorraine McKenzie-Binns

May 05, 2019

So many colors to choose from! LOL

Mary Jane G.
Mary Jane G.

May 05, 2019

How cute although I cannot imagine stamping the pencil 40 times in a row!

Claire N
Claire N

May 05, 2019

This is my favorite card from the May kit so far. Loved the sentiment!!

Diana W
Diana W

May 05, 2019

I love the background stamp along with all the colored pencils! It looks great! I love the sentiments in this kit! I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit! 💕

Susan b
Susan b

May 05, 2019

Wow! Stamping 40 times is really dedication to the card layout! Looks great.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

May 05, 2019

Super card! Can’t imagine stamping an image 40 times! God bless your perseverance!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

May 05, 2019

Love all of those colorful pencils! :) Awesome crafty card.

Concepcion Diaz
Concepcion Diaz

May 05, 2019

❤️ love the card ❤️