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

by Jayne Nelson September 29, 2017 457 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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Teddie
Teddie

October 01, 2017

This kit looks like lots of fun!

Dona
Dona

October 01, 2017

Sweet card, love the textured paper in the snow globe, it envokes motion of the falling snowflakes.

Diana@playing
Diana@playing

October 01, 2017

I like the snow background stamp

Dona
Dona

October 01, 2017

Sweet card, love the textured paper in the snow globe, it envokes motion of the falling snowflakes.

DeniseP
DeniseP

October 01, 2017

I love the snow globe! I can’t wait to see what else this kit has hiding up it’s sleeves!

Katherine Moore
Katherine Moore

October 01, 2017

That is the happiest card! What a fun kit!

Kim Gottlieb
Kim Gottlieb

October 01, 2017

A very creative card. I really like how you detailed how you made the snow globe by using individual components. It’s FABULOUS and the rest of the details of the ‘North Pole’ are really cute!

Colleen Howell
Colleen Howell

October 01, 2017

Sweet card

Dawn C.
Dawn C.

October 01, 2017

This kit looks amazing. I like the use of non-traditional holiday colors.

Marianna
Marianna

October 01, 2017

Such a cheerful holiday card! Love the color combinations and textures on your card.

Debbie B
Debbie B

October 01, 2017

This kit looks fab. Can’t wait to see the full set!

Tammy
Tammy

October 01, 2017

Love the card and the colors are gorgeous. I really like the fact you turned it into a snow globe. So cute.

Phi
Phi

October 01, 2017

Gorgeous card. Love the colours and little images. Its going to be a great kit, I just know it.

Dawn Thompson
Dawn Thompson

October 01, 2017

I love the details on the snow globe

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

October 01, 2017

What a sweet little scene in that snowglobe! Love it!

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

October 01, 2017

This is sooo adorable!!! Thank you for sharing!

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

October 01, 2017

Such a clever way to create a snow globe! Can’t wait to see the whole kit on Monday!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

October 01, 2017

Beautiful card! How creative to make the snow globe yourself. Love that idea. :)

Janice
Janice

October 01, 2017

Love Love Love

Janice
Janice

October 01, 2017

So cute!

Kitty Tatman
Kitty Tatman

October 01, 2017

The white, textured card looks so cool! Hero Arts ALWAYS knocks it out of the park!

Sharon Young
Sharon Young

October 01, 2017

This is a really cute snowy Christmas village scene. I like how animated Santa and Ms. Claus are. Can’t wait to get this kit.

Nicola Turner
Nicola Turner

October 01, 2017

Love how you’ve made a snow globe Jayne

Starqueen
Starqueen

September 30, 2017

Wow! What a cute scene…and I love that you created your own snow globe!??

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

September 30, 2017

So excited that this kits mails so early in the month. I welcome the holidays.

Gyongyi Wilson
Gyongyi Wilson

September 30, 2017

I like the idea of textured paper for snowy grounds

Denise
Denise

September 30, 2017

Very cute.

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

September 30, 2017

What a fantastic way to create a snow globe!

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

September 30, 2017

I really love the North Pole scene inside the snow globe.

Kathleen
Kathleen

September 30, 2017

Love , love, love snow globes. This card is so adorable. Who wouldn’t want to receive this?

Renuka
Renuka

September 30, 2017

nice cute stamp images. I love the size of stamps.

LC Lamothe
LC Lamothe

September 30, 2017

Love, love, love the awesome snowglobe! This sweet card makes me happy!

Gillian
Gillian

September 30, 2017

Love the non-traditional colors in this card, and Mr and Mrs Claus are so cute!

Sherri
Sherri

September 30, 2017

Oh my this card is so cute! Cannot wait to see more.

Paulette H
Paulette H

September 30, 2017

Love this! Super card for Christmas!

Monica Maier
Monica Maier

September 30, 2017

I love the mini’s for making snow globe scenes!

Erica Loscalzo
Erica Loscalzo

September 30, 2017

I like the card

Amber
Amber

September 30, 2017

Such a cute card! Love the snow globe idea❣️❣️

Ashley
Ashley

September 30, 2017

That snowglobe is beautiful!! (: (: I love this card and all the detail!! <3

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

September 30, 2017

Oh my! So much detail in this card, yet it is still clean! WONDERFUL job!

Lauren
Lauren

September 30, 2017

I’m loving that textured paper! So pretty!

Yanet
Yanet

September 30, 2017

Lovely card!

Raven
Raven

September 30, 2017

Those little snowflake stamps are so cute! I can’t wait to see what’s coming this month!

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

September 30, 2017

Super cute card! The snow texture is just perfect!

Jeri
Jeri

September 30, 2017

What an amazing snow globe scene. I can see this kit is going to be a must have.

Abby
Abby

September 30, 2017

Fun snow globe!

MAEGHan m.
MAEGHan m.

September 30, 2017

Love this snowglobe!!!

Catherine
Catherine

September 30, 2017

I can’t wait to use this kit! Awesome card!

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

September 30, 2017

What a cute set. I love the North Pole and Mr. & Mrs. Santa.

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

September 30, 2017

Snow globes are among my favorites of the holiday season.Fun to see an idea for making one from the kit.

Pat k
Pat k

September 30, 2017

Such a creative card!

Roslyn
Roslyn

September 30, 2017

Love the snow globe look and the bright colours on this one!

LorianneI
LorianneI

September 30, 2017

I like your use of more than one sentiment. Really adorable use of the kit.

Mary Campbell
Mary Campbell

September 30, 2017

So much cuteness! Looking forward to Monday.

Patt H.
Patt H.

September 30, 2017

Santa & Mrs. Claus are so cute & I love the snow globe! Clever way to cut the bottom!

Michelle H
Michelle H

September 30, 2017

This is such a cute card. I am a collector of snow globes, so this design really hit home. Great job.

nancy
nancy

September 30, 2017

Such a pretty color combination for Christmas.
Looks like another great Hero Arts kit!

VioletT
VioletT

September 30, 2017

So excited to see the release of this kit, I just love seeing all the ideas!!

Sandra
Sandra

September 30, 2017

Oooh I love that textured white paper and the little snowflakes used on the sky are adorable!! Can’t wait to get mine!! Thanks for sharing! =)

Ann K.
Ann K.

September 30, 2017

Very festive — thanks for sharing!

Naama E
Naama E

September 30, 2017

These images are so cute! Lovely card ❤

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

September 30, 2017

The snow globe idea is terrific! Love Mr and Mrs. Claus, too!

Ashley wells
Ashley wells

September 30, 2017

Love how the card turned out! Having a coordinated die included is very helpful!

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

September 30, 2017

The little snow globe is adorable. I just love this design. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

September 30, 2017

Such a darling, cute card.

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

September 30, 2017

Great card! This looks like a fun kit!

Marjorie Dumontier
Marjorie Dumontier

September 30, 2017

This is a great card !

Cherelyn
Cherelyn

September 30, 2017

Love those tiny snowflakes, wonderful card.

Jeanette D.
Jeanette D.

September 30, 2017

Clever card, very cute. This looks like another great kit!

Karen T
Karen T

September 30, 2017

I have a thing for snow globes so this kit is looking more and more wonderful!

Anne B
Anne B

September 30, 2017

Love the snow globe idea – such a cute card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

September 30, 2017

Darling snowglobe, Jayne! Just love all the little details and how you arranged it on the card base with the sentiment!

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

September 30, 2017

What a beautiful card!! Looks like a great kit!

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

September 30, 2017

Cute, cute and cute.

Brenda
Brenda

September 30, 2017

This card is adorable!!

Lyn C.
Lyn C.

September 30, 2017

Such a cute idea! Your colors and coloring are beautiful!

Christine Piechura
Christine Piechura

September 30, 2017

Wow! I love this snow globe scene! I am getting really excited about this kit! I can do most of my christmas cards with it!

Denise Dolder
Denise Dolder

September 30, 2017

Great coloring! Love the snow globe

Traci Cooley
Traci Cooley

September 30, 2017

I think I am going to CAS this card, it is so adorable.

Elise Smith
Elise Smith

September 30, 2017

Wow! Such a fun, colorful card! I love it :)

geri S.
geri S.

September 30, 2017

I am so looking to try doing more scenes and this kit looks fabulous for doing just that! Can’t wait!!

Shilpa Nitin
Shilpa Nitin

September 30, 2017

So fabulous colours?

Randy
Randy

September 30, 2017

love the colors and the north pole nation building

Mary M.
Mary M.

September 30, 2017

That snow globe is inspired! I never would have been able to figure out how to make one without a snow globe die. Also I can’t wait to play with these adorable stamps!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

September 30, 2017

Who doesn’t love a snow globe!!! Very pretty and creative.

Renee
Renee

September 30, 2017

Winter, Santa and snow! What could be better!

Lisa
Lisa

September 30, 2017

These images are so cute for making scenes. I love the little Santa and Mrs. Claus! So cute!

Aroa
Aroa

September 30, 2017

Gorgeous textured paper included in the kit. Stunning card.

Angela W
Angela W

September 30, 2017

I love the teeny tiny snowflakes you embossed on your card in the snow globe! This is going to be a super cute set!!

Janet D.
Janet D.

September 30, 2017

Wonderful card, great scene!

Di Wong
Di Wong

September 30, 2017

This is so fun and cute!

Valerie
Valerie

September 30, 2017

Very pretty snow globe!

Tanya Suresh
Tanya Suresh

September 30, 2017

The snow globe look is super cute!!

JoAnn
JoAnn

September 30, 2017

Love the snow globe ~ anxious for the kit reveal!!!

Brenda
Brenda

September 30, 2017

I love that you used colored pencils. So cute!!

Cynthia Xavier
Cynthia Xavier

September 30, 2017

Awesome, love that it is in a snowglobe

Stephanie
Stephanie

September 30, 2017

Beautifully done!

Kathy Anderlini
Kathy Anderlini

September 30, 2017

I can’t wait to see the whole kit and add ons. Fun fun fun

ChristineZ
ChristineZ

September 30, 2017

What a cute snow globe. Looking forward to the rest of the sneak peeks.

Nanette Tracy
Nanette Tracy

September 30, 2017

So adorable!