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October My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway!

by Jayne Nelson September 29, 2017 456 Comments

We are back with another idea for using our October My Monthly Hero kit, leading up to the release on Monday, October 2nd at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We'll be sharing inspiration for using the main kit and the optional add-on products all weekend. In this post, Jayne uses stamps and dies from the monthly kit to create a fun and colorful Christmas card.

If you love delightful winter images, perfect for coloring, I think that you will adore the October My Monthly Hero Kit! The kit includes a large stamp set with varied holiday images that are perfect for creating irresistible winter scenes. To make creating your scenes even easier, the kit also comes with a die set!

My Monthly Hero October 2017 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

To make my card, I started by partially covering a celadon card base with pieces of green and red cardstock. I also embossed two sentiments from the kit onto the corner.

To create a snow globe, I used a circle die to cut a blue cardstock circle that I embossed with snowflake stamps from the kit. Next, using the same die, I cut a circle from the white, textured paper included in the kit. After cutting a wavy line across the circle, I secured a piece along the lower edge of the blue globe to resemble snow. Then, I trimmed the lower part of the circle to create a straight edge. To create a base, I cut a strip of green cardstock, embossed it with holly images, and then used a small circle die to trim away the upper corners.

My Monthly Hero October 2017 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

To create the scene, I stamped a few of the cute images from this month's kit onto white cardstock with Intense Black ink. I colored the images with colored pencils and then used the coordinating dies to cut out each image. I also added two more embossed sentiment strips. I finished the card with a few green sequins and a twine bow.

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, October 2nd, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances you'll have to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to stop by again tomorrow and Sunday for more peeks at this month's amazing kit.

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Liz Reeves
Liz Reeves

October 12, 2017

So beautiful!

Niraida
Niraida

October 08, 2017

ohhhhh love the glass globe idea….timeless

M Harper
M Harper

October 04, 2017

So creative – love how you made your own snow globe!

maureen Maier
maureen Maier

October 03, 2017

This looks like a fun and creative card to make.

Jane Cordell
Jane Cordell

October 03, 2017

Christmas shopping …takes you back to your childhood

Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin

October 02, 2017

Love that you made a snow globe , beutiful job.

Cheryl Cain
Cheryl Cain

October 02, 2017

I want this kit!! This card is darling!!

Jan Thomas
Jan Thomas

October 02, 2017

Super cute card love how the paper makes the street and all wrapped up in a snow globe.

PjP
PjP

October 02, 2017

I really like that you’ve used coloured cardstocks for your base. I figure
there’s plenty of time for white after New Years: Christmas is the time to bust out the red & green - & get your jolly on :)

Maria
Maria

October 02, 2017

Love the colors, and how she manages to make the snow,

Traci Jenkins
Traci Jenkins

October 02, 2017

This kit is cute and yet old school looking. Love it.

Kim Cole
Kim Cole

October 02, 2017

This reminds me of a candy shoppe! so cute

Marie O.
Marie O.

October 02, 2017

It’s a cute card ! I love the snowglobe

Karen Arana
Karen Arana

October 02, 2017

Beautiful!!!!! I love that I can use colored pencils!

Nancy Berkery
Nancy Berkery

October 02, 2017

I just love the colors in this card!!! Great card kit!!!

Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

October 02, 2017

Love the snowglobe… And the texture is great.

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

October 02, 2017

Such a happy card!

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

October 02, 2017

This is so very cute!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing it with us

Evi
Evi

October 02, 2017

I just love the retro sentiments. Also, I definitely need those different snowflakes in this smaller size to actually use them in snow falling scenes. Yes!

Stephaney
Stephaney

October 02, 2017

I love how colorful this is. Beautiful christmas colors. Love the idea of colored pencils. Especially for small details. Markers can be too big sometimes. Pencils was a great idea.

Kayla E
Kayla E

October 02, 2017

Love how the globe was put together!

Heather Loughlin
Heather Loughlin

October 02, 2017

I love how colorful & vibrant this snow-globe scene is!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

October 01, 2017

This is completely adorable I love old Mrs. Claus.

Gwen
Gwen

October 01, 2017

Awesomely job on the card, Jayne! Now, I can’t wait for the kit to be released!!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

October 01, 2017

Love the snow globe scene of this pretty card!

KerrynM
KerrynM

October 01, 2017

What a fabulous card, Jayne. Love the colours, very traditional.

Debbie
Debbie

October 01, 2017

What a fantastic idea making a globe. Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas from this release….

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

October 01, 2017

Love the Santa’s village snow globe!!

kathy esquerra
kathy esquerra

October 01, 2017

I just love your monthly kit, no other company comes close to the amount that is in your kit. I am so excited to see what’s all included this time. Thanks Hero Arts!!

Raven
Raven

October 01, 2017

Love the building stamp and your oh so creative way to build a snow globe!

Joyce
Joyce

October 01, 2017

Thanks for explaining how you made the snowglobe. What a great idea. Really cute!

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

October 01, 2017

Snow globe is so clever! Great design!

Julia L.
Julia L.

October 01, 2017

Love this card, so cute! I can’t wait to see the kit.

Bertha
Bertha

October 01, 2017

What great scene building in the globe on this card. I love the effect of the white textured paper!

KathyR
KathyR

October 01, 2017

Love the snowflake stamp and beautiful card. Great snow globe with Mr and Mrs Claus.

Jen W
Jen W

October 01, 2017

I love snow globes! That textured paper looks really interesting!

Brenda Shreves
Brenda Shreves

October 01, 2017

I love snow globes.

Claudia N
Claudia N

October 01, 2017

Amazing card! The kit looks like it’ll be a winter wonderland!

Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez

October 01, 2017

So festive. Can’t wait to get this kit!

MelissaF
MelissaF

October 01, 2017

Beautiful snow globe scene card, amazing colored pencil coloring!

Yanira Hernandez
Yanira Hernandez

October 01, 2017

What a great idea to make a snow globe! I love the Christmas colors and the village look! So cute!!

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

October 01, 2017

Love this snow globe! Thank you for showing me how to create one using dies in my stash.

Jennifer D
Jennifer D

October 01, 2017

I don’t have a globe die. You made me “need” a globe die. ?

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

October 01, 2017

Beautiful scene !

Sara N
Sara N

October 01, 2017

Love this! Such creativity! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Ann McDonald
Lisa Ann McDonald

October 01, 2017

Im in love with this kit already! I cant wait for more peeks!

Joy Brimingham
Joy Brimingham

October 01, 2017

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

Dori
Dori

October 01, 2017

What a cute card, I love this kit!

Liz O.
Liz O.

October 01, 2017

Too cute! Love the Christmas theme! It is my favorite time of the year! Thanks for the inspirarion and the chance to win!

Sue Wareham
Sue Wareham

October 01, 2017

This is so cute Love it.

Sara Jara
Sara Jara

October 01, 2017

Adoro todas sus creaciones,me encanta la navidad

Kimberly H.
Kimberly H.

October 01, 2017

I love snow globes and this card is just the cutest.!!

Nikki C.
Nikki C.

October 01, 2017

I like the snow textured paper.

Silvia
Silvia

October 01, 2017

Beautiful coloring

M STrach
M STrach

October 01, 2017

fabulous!

M Strach
M Strach

October 01, 2017

What a lovely card! I love design and colors :)

Heather Wagner
Heather Wagner

October 01, 2017

What a cute card!

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

October 01, 2017

I love Christmas scenes. Great design !!!!!

Franka M.
Franka M.

October 01, 2017

Those colours look adorable together. Love the snow.

Judy Nafus
Judy Nafus

October 01, 2017

Santa’s Village is SOOOOOOO cute!!! So excited to receive this kit!!!

karenajo
karenajo

October 01, 2017

Great snow globe- love how you created it. Your coloring is spectacular ! Thanks for sharing !

Jill A
Jill A

October 01, 2017

Can’t have Christmas without Mr and Mrs Clause—love the snow globe!!!!

Cindi L.
Cindi L.

October 01, 2017

What a pretty green on this card.

Jean marmo
Jean marmo

October 01, 2017

Just delightful!

Stacey
Stacey

October 01, 2017

Love holiday scenes and this card is so cute!

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

October 01, 2017

Just a darling card. So excited. Ready to get busy with holiday cards.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

October 01, 2017

I never would have thought of using those colors on a Christmas card, but they so work! Lovely card!

Marina Cronvall
Marina Cronvall

October 01, 2017

Sweet card!

Caroline Semple
Caroline Semple

October 01, 2017

Very bright for the festive season

Kate B
Kate B

October 01, 2017

Adorable card – I love the snow globe scene you created! That textured paper looks interesting, too!

Kathy Straw
Kathy Straw

October 01, 2017

Such an absolutely adorable card

Anne
Anne

October 01, 2017

beautiful card! can´t wait to see the whole kit :) Thank you for the idea of how to make a snow-globe

Vicki Davis
Vicki Davis

October 01, 2017

Love snow globes!

Donna Gibson
Donna Gibson

October 01, 2017

Those teeny snowflakes are the perfect size for a snow globe!

Penny Adams
Penny Adams

October 01, 2017

I love the snow globe look. Perfect!

Machele
Machele

October 01, 2017

This is exciting!

Rhonda
Rhonda

October 01, 2017

I just love snow globe cards , great job!

Tommie Miller
Tommie Miller

October 01, 2017

Love the use of the textured paper!

Diana S.
Diana S.

October 01, 2017

Love that little characters and the North Pole Station. This kits will be fun!!

Sophie
Sophie

October 01, 2017

Perfect Christmas card

Tasha Dawson
Tasha Dawson

October 01, 2017

This is such a fun card!

Debbie Bailey
Debbie Bailey

October 01, 2017

Here comes Santa Claus!

Janet
Janet

October 01, 2017

Great card, I love how the textured card stock resembles snow. Very nice!

Lori
Lori

October 01, 2017

I love the snowglobe scene!

Layne
Layne

October 01, 2017

So cute!

Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith

October 01, 2017

The elves are so cute and adorable.

Amanda Dellamano
Amanda Dellamano

October 01, 2017

Beautiful card! The detail on your Christmas scene is amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

Vonnie Her
Vonnie Her

October 01, 2017

can’t wait!!! planning on making cards for soliders

Dale
Dale

October 01, 2017

Love your card kits!!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

October 01, 2017

Super cute!!

Susan
Susan

October 01, 2017

OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you created the snow globe. This is one card I’m going to case for sure!

Audrey L.
Audrey L.

October 01, 2017

This card is just beautiful. Your attention to detail is wonderful!

Steffi H.
Steffi H.

October 01, 2017

Such a colorful and cute Christmas card.

Dianne S.
Dianne S.

October 01, 2017

What a cute card and the cute stamps will make Christmas scenes!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

October 01, 2017

Fabulous card! Love the snow globe.

ashley shaffer
ashley shaffer

October 01, 2017

that snow globe was very clever die cutting jennifer mcguire would’ve be proud

Victoria
Victoria

October 01, 2017

Awesome card…. Love the idea of the globe, will go with last year’s Christmas Hero Arts card kit.

Kathy Follmer
Kathy Follmer

October 01, 2017

Stunning!

Monica W
Monica W

October 01, 2017

Your color choices make me want Christmas now! The snowglobe is so clever.

Teddie
Teddie

October 01, 2017

This kit looks like lots of fun!

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