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November My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway!

by Jayne Nelson November 03, 2017 646 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the November My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, November 6th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We'll be here for the next three days, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. And, remember to comment on each and every post as we'll be giving away a kit on Monday morning, before the kit launches! Now join Jayne as she shares a first glimpse at this beautiful kit...

I was overwhelmed with the contents of this month's My Monthly Hero kit so I have a simple set of holiday cards to share today. I simply paired these gorgeous stamps with a few holiday colors and then replicated versions of a single design to quickly make a set of cards that can be easily mass-produced. The kit includes a large stamp set with many wonderful holiday images and sentiments, as well as a set of matching dies, that can all be used to create both cards and gift tags!

MMH November 2017 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

For each card, I started by selecting one image that I stamped multiple times across a trimmed piece of white cardstock. I stamped the images with Mint Julep, Pine, Pumpkin Pie, and Strawberry inks, occasionally overlapping the images and always leaving some intentional white space.

MMH November 2017

After matting the stamped panel with Pine cardstock and securing it to a Grass card base, I stamped the same image, in this case an ornament, on a piece of white cardstock and then used the coordinating tag die to cut around the shape. I really love having a set of shaped dies for holiday tags that can be used with or without the matching stamps. I tied a red bow through the hole and then secured the die cut shape to the card front with foam tape.

MMH November 2017 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

For my second card, I stamped a collection of decorated pine trees across the card front. I absolutely adore the size and shape of this cute Christmas tree. After making this card, I'm very anxious to make tree shaped gift tags for our presents this year.

MMH November 2017 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

The star included in this month's kit is so pretty! The small leaves and branches pattern makes a striking star image that's very versatile and can be used throughout the year. On each card, I stamped a single sentiment from the kit, with either Pine or Strawberry ink.

MMH November 2017 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

For my last card, I used the kit's snowflake stamp and die to create a wintry design. If you look closely, you'll see that the snowflake die has an extra detail at each of the six points which makes the snowflakes especially beautiful! To finish each card with some holiday shine, I added a trio of Ombre Green sequins.

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 of the comments left across all countdown posts and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, November 6th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to come back later today for another look at this month's kit!





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100 Responses

Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin

November 09, 2017

I love this and can not wait for my Kit

BEVERLY COLEMAN
BEVERLY COLEMAN

November 07, 2017

Can’t wait to get my hands on this kit! Very nice cards!

Lydia
Lydia

November 06, 2017

Ohhh, loving this! The clean lines, style, and simplicity — not to mention the mellow Cmas ink hues. Beautiful!

Jackie Parkins
Jackie Parkins

November 06, 2017

These are beautiful. I love the CAS look of them. This is a wonderful kit!

Connie Spector
Connie Spector

November 06, 2017

I want this collection

Tracy McBee
Tracy McBee

November 06, 2017

Cute cards! I am getting exited and so curious about the rest of the kit! Love the dies so far!

Deb Stelter
Deb Stelter

November 06, 2017

love the colors, cute simple ideas

Deb Stelter
Deb Stelter

November 06, 2017

This is my first kit so excited

Catherine Nowak
Catherine Nowak

November 06, 2017

Clean and simple but not boring! Great cards ♡

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

November 06, 2017

I love these cards

Virginia DelPiano
Virginia DelPiano

November 06, 2017

Love this card. Can’t wait until launch day

Charlene
Charlene

November 05, 2017

These cards are so great!

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

November 05, 2017

Oh, How Lovely are the Christmas Bulbs,,,, So Pretty are the bright colours …. so excited to see this new set… Janis

Y. Bashor
Y. Bashor

November 05, 2017

The colors and patterns make such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

Suzi Cafran
Suzi Cafran

November 05, 2017

Beautiful cards, your creativity is inspirational!

Merianne
Merianne

November 05, 2017

The detail in the design is very striking. Beautiful!

Sam Alex
Sam Alex

November 05, 2017

I love the pumpkin pie and mint julep color additions, such a great, unique “pop”!

Cheryl Edwards
Cheryl Edwards

November 05, 2017

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I am impatiently waiting for today’s kit release!!

Tammy Weirich
Tammy Weirich

November 05, 2017

Looking forward to all the different cards to make, very pretty.

Arleen
Arleen

November 05, 2017

This is so cute! Hadn’t seen any of the sneak peeks this month because I’ve been extra busy and now I can’t wait!! I literally can’t; I was just in the store side of the site wishing it had gone up already! LOL

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

November 05, 2017

Such cute stamps and dies! Lovely cards!

FeM
FeM

November 05, 2017

Beautiful cards.

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

November 05, 2017

Beautiful cards… I cant wait to start creating Christmas cards and tags!

Frances
Frances

November 05, 2017

Love these solid stamps with elegant details. ❤

Marilyn
Marilyn

November 05, 2017

Love the tree, snowflake and ornament!

Michelle Rivera
Michelle Rivera

November 05, 2017

Beautiful cards! I can’t wait to see the full set! Nice job!!

Di
Di

November 05, 2017

Such awesome designs! Very excited about this month’s pack.

Rhonda F
Rhonda F

November 05, 2017

Love your cards, I like the combination with the primary stamp in different colors and your idea of leaving white space!! Thanks!!

Jessica Robertson
Jessica Robertson

November 05, 2017

I like to see the texture of the stamps and how it comes together so well. Thank you for a wonderful post.

Kkraft
Kkraft

November 05, 2017

I love these stamps!!! So beautiful. Cannot wait to see rest of kit.

Jodi Wayman
Jodi Wayman

November 05, 2017

Beautiful cards!

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

November 05, 2017

Great card. Look like we might be able to make those much needed tags with this month’s kit.

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

November 05, 2017

Pretty cards! Loved how you used warm colors but still had a great holiday feel…

Kris k.
Kris k.

November 05, 2017

Love the patterns!

Barbara Chapman
Barbara Chapman

November 05, 2017

looks like another fun kit! Can’t wait!

Cha de León
Cha de León

November 05, 2017

I love the bright colors on these smart cards!

Fanny Cantero
Fanny Cantero

November 05, 2017

Love the patterns inside these stamps, especially in the star! Can’t wait for this kit!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

November 05, 2017

Very pretty cards. Love the color combo!

Jean McCurry
Jean McCurry

November 05, 2017

Love these images and colors

Beth W.
Beth W.

November 05, 2017

This kit looks so awesome, lot’s of possibilities!

Karen L K
Karen L K

November 05, 2017

Uh oh, looking super fun already! Loving these images and of course your cards Jayne!

Elizabeth Bielicki
Elizabeth Bielicki

November 05, 2017

LOVE your cards!!!! This kit is amazing!!!!

Dianne S.
Dianne S.

November 05, 2017

What lovely cards! I have some ornament stamps and dies already in my stash, but these are unique and will be a very useful and welcome addition. Excited to see the rest of the kit.

Valerija
Valerija

November 05, 2017

So beautiful. Love your cards.

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

November 05, 2017

What lovely colourful cards! Beautiful!

John L
John L

November 05, 2017

Really like the warm wishes against an otherwise cool background. The mint julep is a great color addition.

Amy Klin
Amy Klin

November 05, 2017

Wonderful star and pattern!

Carolyn J Servais
Carolyn J Servais

November 05, 2017

Stunning, stunning, stunning! Oh have I mentioned these are stunning!

Carolina Arguello
Carolina Arguello

November 05, 2017

these cards are gorgeous! this kit is the best!

Jean marmo
Jean marmo

November 05, 2017

Oh my! These are such fun!

Marion Winall
Marion Winall

November 05, 2017

Absolutely love this kit! Can’t wait for release of this marvelous set! Hero Arts is my favorite favorite!!!

Marion Winall
Marion Winall

November 05, 2017

Absolutely love this kit! Can’t wait for release of this marvelous set! Hero Arts is my favorite favorite!!!

Johanna M
Johanna M

November 05, 2017

Lovely cards! I really like the colour combinations and the simple yet effective designs.

Spela
Spela

November 05, 2017

I love the clean and simple look!

Margery C
Margery C

November 05, 2017

Wow, love the star detail. It’s so beautiful.

Meg
Meg

November 05, 2017

Oooh, so much awesomeness! The stars and snowflakes are particularly fantastical. This is gonna be one crazy amazing kit!

Michele W
Michele W

November 05, 2017

Great cards from what looks like a great kit! Thanks for the inspiration!

janet
janet

November 05, 2017

Lovely stamping and colours on your beautiful cards Jayne, love how the tag is featured on them :-)

Heather K.
Heather K.

November 05, 2017

Fun Patterns!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

November 05, 2017

Your kits are always so complete. I love the dies you send. This is a very festive card.

Judith
Judith

November 05, 2017

Great idea for mass producting Christmas cards. The large dies would make perfect tags, with or without the coordinating stamps.

karenajo
karenajo

November 05, 2017

Love these shapes with their pretty designs. What great possibilities ! Would love to play with these !

Karen Daniels
Karen Daniels

November 05, 2017

What beautiful cards! I’m so excited for this months kit, as I am with every kit, but the holiday kits just bring a bit more excitement. I can’t wait to see more!

Sandy
Sandy

November 05, 2017

I love these! Hero Arts always has amazing ideas!

Jodi Dorchak
Jodi Dorchak

November 05, 2017

Love love love….did I say Love? Can’t wait!

Woendi Levitt
Woendi Levitt

November 05, 2017

Gorgeous cards. Excited to see ALL thats in this kit

Eve Nelson
Eve Nelson

November 05, 2017

I really like this idea. Making a set of these should be pretty quick, but have a big impact!

Heather Spiegel
Heather Spiegel

November 05, 2017

Oh Christmas!! I am so excited to see this holiday kit and all the creativity that ensues!!

Francine
Francine

November 05, 2017

Oh, these are so pretty. I love the pattern inside the shapes, tree, star and snowflake. Pretty.

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

November 05, 2017

I love what I’ve seen so far if the new kit.
Beautiful cards, Jayne!

Janet Ingraham
Janet Ingraham

November 05, 2017

Lovely ornaments and fun designs

Melissa Edwards
Melissa Edwards

November 05, 2017

I can’t wait to open the box and see the card kit. This is a really great cars with the added dimension of the die cut piece!

Lynn
Lynn

November 05, 2017

Awesome Christmas cards. I’m so far behind and your cards are some great inspiration. Thanks for sharing with us!

Jenifer Hill
Jenifer Hill

November 05, 2017

I can hardly wait until Monday!

Ellen Y
Ellen Y

November 05, 2017

wow these are stunning!! love your cards!

Phi
Phi

November 05, 2017

Great set of cards. These stamps are so pretty. Cant wait to see the rest of the kit.

Eva Szasz
Eva Szasz

November 05, 2017

I’m looking forward for this kit!

Traci Cooley
Traci Cooley

November 05, 2017

OMGosh, this kit looks amazing. I love your projects and cannot wait to get the kit.

Janina
Janina

November 05, 2017

Beautiful cards! Christmas themed cards are my favorite.

Gwen S.
Gwen S.

November 05, 2017

I love what you did with the cards! They are beautiful! I can’t wait for the kit reveal on Monday!

Vincent Sweis
Vincent Sweis

November 05, 2017

These popped up ornament goes the whole card a focal. Very nice.

Mitzi
Mitzi

November 05, 2017

Thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas & the opportunity to win.

Marianne
Marianne

November 05, 2017

I can see myself using gold and silver embossing powder for these stamps. Will make awesome holiday cards. And Happy Everything is definitely a year round sentiment.

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

November 05, 2017

Your cards turned out beautifully. I love the idea of making card sets to give to family and friends for their own use! Truly inspiring.

Vikki Hein
Vikki Hein

November 04, 2017

I’m totally sold on this kit!

Em Kay
Em Kay

November 04, 2017

Love this idea and how easy it is to mass produce!

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

November 04, 2017

excited to see more of this holiday kit

Cassie
Cassie

November 04, 2017

I can see using these stamps for so many things! I 100% plan to buy it Monday, even though I usually don’t buy Christmas kits. It’s good for winter in general, too!

Katie Kinde
Katie Kinde

November 04, 2017

Wonderful classy cards, TFS.

Ann K.
Ann K.

November 04, 2017

Very nice, looking forward to this kit!

Krista Knight
Krista Knight

November 04, 2017

Looks exciting

Amber
Amber

November 04, 2017

I am inspired to make some cards now. Thanks for the inspiration Hero Arts!

Rebecca
Rebecca

November 04, 2017

Oh my word! These cards are stunning!!

Laris a Thomas
Laris a Thomas

November 04, 2017

I love the stamps in this set. So versatile!

Denise Kasbohm
Denise Kasbohm

November 04, 2017

Wow I just love everything about this card!! The colors and the ornaments…I thought I didn’t need this kit since I figured it would be a Christmas theme. But you now have totally changed my mind. I love the die cut piece on top.

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

November 04, 2017

Love the intricate patterns on the ornaments.

Becky
Becky

November 04, 2017

These are so festive yet easy to reproduce!

Teresa S.
Teresa S.

November 04, 2017

Love your cards. Bright colors and it fills the card fully so you don’t have alot of empty spaces. Great Job!

Peg
Peg

November 04, 2017

Oh my! So many possibilities with these stars, trees, and ornaments. Thanks for sharing your ideas

Louise R.
Louise R.

November 04, 2017

Love the simplicity of these cards.

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