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October My Monthly Hero Countdown + Giveaway: Day 2

Oct 02, 2021 Hero Arts

Hello and welcome back to the October My Monthly Hero countdown! Set those alarms – release day is coming up on Monday, October 4 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Three Creative Team members are here to share another round of wonderful cards, all featuring the new kit. You'll find even more detail about these lovely projects on the designers' blogs – links provided below.

Project #5 created by Ilina Crouse
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

Project #6 created by Lydia Fiedler
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

Project #7 created by Daniel West
Click HERE to visit his blog for more details.

A bit vintage, a bit Victorian, and just in time to begin planning the holiday projects you'll create this season! We can't wait to see what creative ideas YOU have for the stamps and dies included in this versatile kit.

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 comments left across all countdown posts on the Hero Arts blog. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, October 4, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win. Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow for more peeks!

153 Responses

Denise Waugh Kosoris

Denise Waugh Kosoris

October 06, 2021

I didn’t really think I would ever do the window looking in (sounded like a voyeur) until I saw how cute the cards are. Thanks for broadening my horizons.

Mary Gerard

Mary Gerard

October 05, 2021

This is an incredible kit! Getting me into the holiday spirit!!

Theresa Gilliam

Theresa Gilliam

October 04, 2021

Gorgeous kit! Can’t wait!

tina ZAPUSEK

tina ZAPUSEK

October 04, 2021

wow, I love your inspirations, so beautiful!

Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

October 04, 2021

Lovely cards! I really like the tree on the music. 😍

Yuliya Mostoufi

Yuliya Mostoufi

October 04, 2021

Can’t wait to see new kit! Christmas is coming very soon

Laura Pervier

Laura Pervier

October 04, 2021

Love the snow in the windows. That die cut looks like it’ll be fun to use for a wide variety of stamps.

Dayle Shimamura

Dayle Shimamura

October 04, 2021

Pretty cards! Love the window die!

Gail Spresser

Gail Spresser

October 03, 2021

Loving the Monthly Kit and the cards giving us a sneak peak. Thank you.

Maureen Hiroshige

Maureen Hiroshige

October 03, 2021

Great window!!!

Tracy Kent

Tracy Kent

October 03, 2021

I love the old fashioned look of the cards, nice job!!

Lyndi Kummer

Lyndi Kummer

October 03, 2021

Oh so cute!

El Ivens

El Ivens

October 03, 2021

Looking forward to making my Christmas cards with this kit.

Elaine H.

Elaine H.

October 03, 2021

Just like peeking into someone’s window!

Kathleen C

Kathleen C

October 03, 2021

The snow in the windows is perfect!

Sandy Koca

Sandy Koca

October 03, 2021

Oh, this kit is magical! The window is beautiful, especially with the snow. And the tree is perfect!

Neha Mahajan

Neha Mahajan

October 03, 2021

Amazing inspiration. The music notes depicting a melody playing in the background adds little something extra to that brilliant card. Makes it look even more Christmas-y. Love it.

D.L. Wilson

D.L. Wilson

October 03, 2021

Oh, I just love all the seasonal colours!!!

Rachel Walton

Rachel Walton

October 03, 2021

Love the window and how it can be used as an outside in view or an inside out view. Looking forward to the arrival of my kit.

Karen L K

Karen L K

October 03, 2021

Nice set of cards! Love the window die.

Diana Shoaf

Diana Shoaf

October 03, 2021

These beautiful windows can be modern or traditional – can’t wait to see this must have kit.

LINDA HART

LINDA HART

October 03, 2021

The rocking horse is beautiful.

Jennifer Lubbock

Jennifer Lubbock

October 03, 2021

The glow in the window and the snow on the window frames are so lovely. Definitely gives a warm toasting feeling.

Val pass

Val pass

October 03, 2021

Lovely cards and can’t wait to see the kit!

Alexandra Young

Alexandra Young

October 03, 2021

So beautiful! Love the vintage feel!

Francine Uyetake

Francine Uyetake

October 03, 2021

Love the musical background. And that embossed window looks like it would make a great storefront for any time of the year (am thinking of a flower shop with blossoms spilling out).

Wendy Dillon

Wendy Dillon

October 03, 2021

Every day I am more convinced that this will be my birthday present this month! My husband thanks you!

Audrey Riche

Audrey Riche

October 03, 2021

I love each of these cards! The glow of the room light and snow on the sills are very pretty. The mix of the blue tree and music is classic. The dies and stamps must be beautiful!

DenaAnn Schaufele

DenaAnn Schaufele

October 03, 2021

Great cards!

Cat Lail

Cat Lail

October 03, 2021

Wow! Love that snow piles up in Daniel’s windows! Cute

Renee Thompson

Renee Thompson

October 03, 2021

Wow that blue tree is awesome!

Virginia Ellison

Virginia Ellison

October 03, 2021

Beautiful cards…. can’t wait until Monday to see full release!!!

Becky Moore

Becky Moore

October 03, 2021

I’m amazed at the versatility of the cards this month. I’m enjoying both the traditional window scenes and the ‘alternate’ card designs.

Rosemary D

Rosemary D

October 03, 2021

More lovely and elegant projects! Looking forward to seeing the entire kit!

Lizzie Beatty

Lizzie Beatty

October 03, 2021

Love the blue and gold together

Shelby Halpern

Shelby Halpern

October 03, 2021

More lovely cards making it hard to resist this kit! I love die cut pieces and assembling them… this kit looks like so much fun!

Flo Stevens

Flo Stevens

October 03, 2021

This kit seems very versatile and beautiful.

Megan Caulder

Megan Caulder

October 03, 2021

I love how you did blue for the tree coloring!

K. Harrison

K. Harrison

October 03, 2021

From what I’ve seen already, this is a beautiful kit that will make so many wonderful Christmas cards and the cover die can be used for non holiday projects as well.

Patricia Wilson

Patricia Wilson

October 03, 2021

Am loving this fancy window die. Makes the card look really elegant.

Aia Magiera

Aia Magiera

October 03, 2021

I love it so far!!!

Jennifer Sipula

Jennifer Sipula

October 03, 2021

So pretty!

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

October 03, 2021

These cards are just beautiful! I love the vintage feeling of the designs!

Tanya Crawford

Tanya Crawford

October 03, 2021

Love the new collection beautiful .

Katherine cartwright

Katherine cartwright

October 03, 2021

These are gorgeous! Cant’t wait to see the full kit!

Madeline Littman

Madeline Littman

October 03, 2021

These cards are so much fun! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

October 03, 2021

More beautiful projects from the design team! I’m feeling very festive after seeing these sneak peeks and can’t wait to get the kit in my hands!!

Sheryl Crofford

Sheryl Crofford

October 03, 2021

I’m loving this new Oct MMH kit. Can’t wait to see more of the products.

Becca Yahrling

Becca Yahrling

October 03, 2021

Gorgeous inspiration! Look forward to seeing
the whole kit.

Scraporcraft

Scraporcraft

October 03, 2021

Great project shares. I like the added details to make it really pop.

Judith

Judith

October 03, 2021

I love the window die—so many possibilities for Christmas and other scenes. I am really looking forward to seeing the kit!

Geri S

Geri S

October 03, 2021

I just can’t get over how cool that window is! And the tree is perfet doe it and by itself! So exited to see the whole kit!

Stacy Tiffin

Stacy Tiffin

October 03, 2021

The detail on that window die is to die for! Stunning!

Nana Griffin

Nana Griffin

October 03, 2021

More wonderful ideas!

Barbara-Jean Kubik

Barbara-Jean Kubik

October 03, 2021

This kit is spectacular! Love the feeling of Christmas

Jeanne Rice

Jeanne Rice

October 03, 2021

Looks like a great release. Love the window cards and the vintage look.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

October 03, 2021

You can never have enough Christmas stamps.

Debbie McKelvey

Debbie McKelvey

October 03, 2021

I love all these sneak peeks, so pretty.

Mary Lou Ni Maire

Mary Lou Ni Maire

October 02, 2021

Is it music themed paper? Is it a new stamp? I want to know now!

Carey Nusbaum

Carey Nusbaum

October 02, 2021

What beautiful old fashioned cards! Just lovely! This is a wonderful kit! Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win!

April Swingler

April Swingler

October 02, 2021

I love the traditional feel of these cards!

Patsy Armstead

Patsy Armstead

October 02, 2021

Love these cards. They really put me in the Christmas mood…even though it’s barely October 😂. I’ve made a few winter window cards and I always put snow in the corners of the windows. I like to use fine white glitter.

Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren

October 02, 2021

Loving these peeks into this months kit. Can’t wait to see more.

Carol Silver

Carol Silver

October 02, 2021

This looks so charming. It evokes a warm fuzzy feeling of Christmas’s from the past.

Cindy Condie

Cindy Condie

October 02, 2021

So beautiful, I love an old fashioned Christmas!

Linda Price

Linda Price

October 02, 2021

These cards are beautiful. And I can think of other uses for that window die. Looking forward to tomorrow’s peeks.

Patti Killen

Patti Killen

October 02, 2021

The years just fade away and you’re back to an old fashioned Christmas! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Noreen Grover

Noreen Grover

October 02, 2021

This looks like another must have kit. Lovin’ the window scenes.

Fionna Wheatley

Fionna Wheatley

October 02, 2021

I love the snow shaker card! Can’t wait for this kit!

Jill Briggs

Jill Briggs

October 02, 2021

This kit is absolutely adorable!

Margaret Tower

Margaret Tower

October 02, 2021

This looks like a department store window in England in another century. So very pretty.

Jeff M.

Jeff M.

October 02, 2021

This kit has an amazing old Victorian feel!

Dawn N.

Dawn N.

October 02, 2021

These beautiful samples sure are ramping up the anticipation! 🎄

Carolyn Gardner

Carolyn Gardner

October 02, 2021

I love the nostalgic feel of this kit! The tree reminds me of my Grandmother’s Christmas tree, and when I see it all together , it makes me think that I could be walking down a main street somewhere enjoying a glimpse into another quiet and simple time.

Jeannette Gaidawirth

Jeannette Gaidawirth

October 02, 2021

These Christmas windows look so fun!

Heidi Heath

Heidi Heath

October 02, 2021

I love the different ways the windows have been done! Looks fun!

Charlotte Schiff-Norton

Charlotte Schiff-Norton

October 02, 2021

I like the feel of this old fashion Christmas tree. Also do I see a background music stamp?

Nancy Sue Valencia

Nancy Sue Valencia

October 02, 2021

Gorgeous, Wow of a Tree.

Janet L Durbin

Janet L Durbin

October 02, 2021

Just love all the possibilities for this kit!

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

October 02, 2021

This looks like such a fun kit! And such great inspiration!

Christy Malone

Christy Malone

October 02, 2021

These are so beautiful! I can already tell I will love this kit.

Cyndee S

Cyndee S

October 02, 2021

I think this kit will sell out at lightning speed. I bet it will be one of your most popular ever. Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Tracy

Tracy

October 02, 2021

Can’t wait to get my hands on this kit.

Dee Earnshaw

Dee Earnshaw

October 02, 2021

fabulous cards thanks for the ideas

Sheri  Kempke

Sheri Kempke

October 02, 2021

More awesome cards made with this kit! Can’t wait to see the full reveal!

Kelley Hughes

Kelley Hughes

October 02, 2021

I want to make my Christmas cards with this kit. I love the windows and the artwork. I see shaker cards in my future.

Joyce Mehrberg

Joyce Mehrberg

October 02, 2021

What a fabulous die for scene building.

Margaret Roberts

Margaret Roberts

October 02, 2021

These are so pretty! I’d love to make my Christmas cards with this kit!

Betty Grandt

Betty Grandt

October 02, 2021

Beautiful kit! I need to hold onto my wallet for all the add ons!!!!

Hannah Parnell

Hannah Parnell

October 02, 2021

Wow1 I am in love with this store front die. Looking forward to seeing more.

Christine English

Christine English

October 02, 2021

I love the window!

Cecilia P Stachler

Cecilia P Stachler

October 02, 2021

Love the Christmas tree through the window motif. So nostalgic.

Susan McRae

Susan McRae

October 02, 2021

I love the details in the window, so elegant! Can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Teri Smith

Teri Smith

October 02, 2021

The window frame in this kit is so beautifully designed! I adore the candles on the tree as well. Definitely a Victorian Christmas look.

Anne Kristin Aschehoug

Anne Kristin Aschehoug

October 02, 2021

How awesome that the wall/window panel can be both indoors and outdoors!

Rebecca Combs

Rebecca Combs

October 02, 2021

I am excited about the sheet music stamp (or paper?)!

Charlene Healy

Charlene Healy

October 02, 2021

I’m eally looking forward to this kit, the sample cards are so lovely!

Susan Lang

Susan Lang

October 02, 2021

These windows are just so much fun. Love the snow on the edge of the panes. Great cards!

Wendy Lambert

Wendy Lambert

October 02, 2021

Love the window frame. Perfect for making a warm Christmas scene.

Phoebe Karr

Phoebe Karr

October 02, 2021

I am super excited about this kit. I love the window die!

Cindy Graham

Cindy Graham

October 02, 2021

Love that window – so many details around the total piece. Can’t wait to see more.

Sharon Gullikson

Sharon Gullikson

October 02, 2021

The blue tree on a music background is soooo cool!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

October 02, 2021

These cards are so beautiful! I can’t wait to see the full kit. :)

SHARON D.

SHARON D.

October 02, 2021

This is a beautiful kit and I just love that window. The designers’ cards are gorgeous!

Sue D

Sue D

October 02, 2021

Love this old fashioned tree.

Susi McDonald

Susi McDonald

October 02, 2021

Just beautiful!

Britta

Britta

October 02, 2021

The cards look so cozy. I like the old fashioned style!

Chris C.

Chris C.

October 02, 2021

Very nice – can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

October 02, 2021

Such different looks. Love them all!

Annette A Reed

Annette A Reed

October 02, 2021

I really like this kit. It had an old fashioned vibe that really appeals to me. I love the cover die and rocking horse.

Kathleen  Dumpert

Kathleen Dumpert

October 02, 2021

Looking forward to an amazing kit!

Julia Dvorak

Julia Dvorak

October 02, 2021

LOVE this kit! Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Thank you for the chance to win!!

RosieJ

RosieJ

October 02, 2021

I love this set. The window scene is so warm and inviting. I can’t wait to see the entire kit Monday.

Stephanie M Calvert

Stephanie M Calvert

October 02, 2021

Incredible inspiration!

Rachel G

Rachel G

October 02, 2021

Unexpected to see Lydia’s music sheet background but love the look (great colors too!)

Tiffany Pryce Russom

Tiffany Pryce Russom

October 02, 2021

The vintage window scenes are so nostalgic! Love!

Golda Peterson

Golda Peterson

October 02, 2021

I love the window die. This looks to be a wonderful kit.

Juana Vega

Juana Vega

October 02, 2021

Love the perfect tree. And the window and the horse. I do looking forward to this kit.

Dale Edwards

Dale Edwards

October 02, 2021

Have to show windows to my mom who loves doors and windows. Can’t wait to sew what else is in this release.

Claudia Noriega

Claudia Noriega

October 02, 2021

Loving the vintage vibe of the kit! Stunning cards, can’t wait to see the full reveal of the kit

Kristi H.

Kristi H.

October 02, 2021

The more I see, the more I like! Really looking forward to this one.

Megan Andrews

Megan Andrews

October 02, 2021

The snowdrifts in the corners of the window panes are such a nice touch!

Susan Young

Susan Young

October 02, 2021

I’m ready to get crafting! Can’t wait for my kit to arrive! Loving all the wonderful designs!

Christine Eck

Christine Eck

October 02, 2021

So classic! This looks like a very tasteful kit!

El Ivens

El Ivens

October 02, 2021

Love the samples, can’t wait to get my hands on this kit

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

October 02, 2021

This tree is soooo beautiful! I LOVE the different ways the DTs used it!

Jacey Gibson

Jacey Gibson

October 02, 2021

These are gorgeous cards. Looks like it is a great kit!

Linda S.

Linda S.

October 02, 2021

The large foreground on these cards is just stunning. I love all the detail and the large images to fill the space, What a lovely job the designers did on their cards.

Carol Wortman

Carol Wortman

October 02, 2021

The eyes are the window to the soul and these windows are the song of my heart. Love the vintage

Stacy Thoeny

Stacy Thoeny

October 02, 2021

I love the window scenes! They remind me of growing up and going to the department stores.

Phyllis Freese

Phyllis Freese

October 02, 2021

I can’t get enough of these beautiful window scenes. The pretty Christmas tree card pops against the musical background. Perfect set for making Christmas cards.

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

October 02, 2021

Daniel’s card is so detailed, with the snow
in the windows and the interior view of the
house. Love the Victorian look.
thanks for sharing txmxlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marie Ensley

Marie Ensley

October 02, 2021

This really is going to be a versatile set! Each scene evokes such a different wonderful feeling!

MIchelle Hackett

MIchelle Hackett

October 02, 2021

I love the intricacy of this background die. I could image using this all year for a variety of occasions. Excited to see the whole kit.

Judy Inukai

Judy Inukai

October 02, 2021

I am loving the window die with all the wonderful detail. This die will be wonderful for all the seasons.

Mischelle Smith

Mischelle Smith

October 02, 2021

Can’t wait to using this Christmas Hero Monthly kit to stat my Christmas cards. Who Knows? Maybe I’ll get the cards made before Christmas Eve, this year!

Marilee DeMars

Marilee DeMars

October 02, 2021

Oh how I love scene cards, and especially windows – and Christmas.

Lisa Wise

Lisa Wise

October 02, 2021

This looks to bean amazing kit!

Marie Doody

Marie Doody

October 02, 2021

I love that rocking horse stamp

Lynn Hardy

Lynn Hardy

October 02, 2021

More gorgeous eye candy today and now I can’t wait until Monday when we can buy the kit!

Kim Heggins

Kim Heggins

October 02, 2021

Simply stunning….so in love with this gorgeous Christmas tree!!!

Felicia C

Felicia C

October 02, 2021

These cards are most certainly purely magical! Love them!

Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith

October 02, 2021

Looks like a fabulous kit!

Mark Christman

Mark Christman

October 02, 2021

Absolutely loving this kit already. The window cover die alone is worth it, but the stamps looking amazing. A must have!!!

Nancy Knapp

Nancy Knapp

October 02, 2021

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

October 02, 2021

Wonderful window framing.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Elke Stover

Elke Stover

October 02, 2021

Such great inspiration, loving these Victorian themed stamps! And fabulous window die!

Amy Cooley

Amy Cooley

October 02, 2021

These cards have such a beautiful, nostalgic feel to them. This looks like a wonderful new holiday kit!

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

October 02, 2021

Gorgeous cards! I love the window die.
Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Brand

Sharon Brand

October 02, 2021

Two beautiful cards! Quite traditional!

Karen Talbot

Karen Talbot

October 02, 2021

Wow, these window scenes look amazing! Vintage is a favorite of mine.

Lauryne Cunningham

Lauryne Cunningham

October 02, 2021

I love what I see so far! These cards are beautiful!

Avra Williams

Avra Williams

October 02, 2021

Beautiful cards!

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