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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100 Responses

Elaine C
Elaine C

September 30, 2017

This kit just gets better and better! I love the scene! That’s a great tip on how to make a snow globe. Thanks!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

September 30, 2017

This is adorable!
Love all the texture.
Carla from Utah

melodee quinn
melodee quinn

September 30, 2017

Oh, the possibilities!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and planting new ideas.

Angie Hall
Angie Hall

September 30, 2017

Love the snow globe effect.

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

September 30, 2017

Love this sno-globe!! Love all the dimension!

Patti O
Patti O

September 30, 2017

Love this colorful card, and the texture you achieved with your snow is amazing. I can’t wait for Monday! So excited by this kit.

Lytona
Lytona

September 30, 2017

Love this card. So cute.

Jessica Monte
Jessica Monte

September 30, 2017

Oh my I am I n love woth this set. I cant wait to get see more.

Teddy C
Teddy C

September 30, 2017

Adorable! For the little kid in all of us, this kit is the best. Santa will come early for those of us lucky enough to get this kit.

Margaret
Margaret

September 30, 2017

Wonderful card! Love how you made the snow globe!

Julia D.
Julia D.

September 30, 2017

Such a cute card! Love that snow globe and the sentiment is perfect!

Debbie
Debbie

September 30, 2017

Love your Color combinations. Great Card!

Alice
Alice

September 30, 2017

Your color choices are so Christmas perfect . Thanks for sharing .

Janet P
Janet P

September 30, 2017

Love the creativity! Thanks for sharing your ideas, everything about this card is great. I really want to try making a snow globe now! I can’t wait for the kit to be revealed!

Aash
Aash

September 30, 2017

Cute card!

Velvet
Velvet

September 30, 2017

Such a cute snow globe!

Tracy A
Tracy A

September 30, 2017

This card is wonderful. So many details and textures. You created such a great scene.

Golda
Golda

September 30, 2017

What a fun card!

Carole
Carole

September 30, 2017

So excited! Can hardly stand it… Your card is great! Love the snow globe.

Charlotte G
Charlotte G

September 30, 2017

I love Christmas and I love what you have created.

Linda Ash
Linda Ash

September 30, 2017

This is a really nice card and well done. Would really be a nice set to work with.

Cheryl Robertson
Cheryl Robertson

September 30, 2017

Wow! What a great card! Reading all you did to create your globe is amazing. So talented!

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

September 30, 2017

Oh what a fun snow scene, wonderful creation!

Julie Shetler
Julie Shetler

September 30, 2017

I love the fantasy look of this card I’m excited to see the whole kit

Ana A
Ana A

September 30, 2017

The pop of colors on this card is amazing. Really great Christmas card!
Diane Rasmussen
Diane Rasmussen

September 30, 2017

This is perfect for my Grandchildren. Love it!

Tiffany
Tiffany

September 30, 2017

Love it! How cute is that building! Can’t wait to see the rest.

Michelle H
Michelle H

September 30, 2017

Love the card. Can’t wait to see the kit!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

September 30, 2017

Love the way she made the snow glow to complement the lovely images.
:)

Judith LaVere
Judith LaVere

September 30, 2017

I like how you made a snow globe from the kit pieces.

Marty R
Marty R

September 30, 2017

Another great set

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

September 30, 2017

Beautiful! Thank you so much for giving such specific directions. I want to make a card that looks like yours. There is no higher praise…

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

September 30, 2017

Love the snow globe. There is so much detail in the house.
Fantastic card.
thanks for sharing.

Donna Ligon
Donna Ligon

September 30, 2017

Such a cheerful Card. I love the colors

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

September 30, 2017

Great card love all the details and can’t wait to play with new kit!

Ty
Ty

September 30, 2017

Holiday cards are my favorite! I can’t wait to get this kit so I can start my cards this year!

Lynn
Lynn

September 30, 2017

Adoable! It looked like a snow globe die would be included in the kit, but you tld us how to create with supplies we already have. Lovely

Linda Kepler
Linda Kepler

September 30, 2017

What an awesome kit!

Felicia
Felicia

September 30, 2017

I just love the colors. So festive! The red and white twine just adds to the feeling of a candy shop or a candy cane. Brilliant!

Karen P
Karen P

September 30, 2017

Very cute snow globe. I need to try this. Great kit!

Nichole Albrecht
Nichole Albrecht

September 30, 2017

This is going to be such a fun kit!!! The little Santa and Mrs. Clause are adorable. So many fun techniques were used here.

Colleen F
Colleen F

September 30, 2017

So festive! Love the coloring.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

September 30, 2017

What a lovely design = love all the little details on this card – very inspiring:)

Carrie R.
Carrie R.

September 30, 2017

I love your snow globe scene. The images in the stamp set are so detailed and look adorable in the scene you created for your card.

Susieq
Susieq

September 30, 2017

Such a wonderful card. Can’t wait for this kit!

Theda
Theda

September 30, 2017

Pick me, pick me…..I would love to win this kit.

Isabelle
Isabelle

September 30, 2017

Santa’s probably more busy than on this beautiful card !

Theda
Theda

September 30, 2017

I just lobe the thought of making a snow globe !

Cheri
Cheri

September 30, 2017

Love your card – I’ve always liked Christmas-houses! And I love the snow-globe & the phrases included. Very Christmasy!

Jodi C
Jodi C

September 30, 2017

This kit looks amazing!! What a great holiday set to have….it looks like it will never go out of style, so classic! I love how you made the snow globe!!

caroleann
caroleann

September 30, 2017

Love the idea of being able to create a scene and your card is beautiful and so inspirational!!! Can’t wait to see the kit!!!!

Kimberly
Kimberly

September 30, 2017

This is so cute! The details are amazing, this set would be so much fun to work with….my creative juices are flowing!

Diane B
Diane B

September 30, 2017

What a wonderful Christmas card. Love the creativity in making the snow globe.

Suzanne Bohnert
Suzanne Bohnert

September 30, 2017

LOVE the coloring. I have colored pencil yet my markers are my go to coloring medium. Think I will be breaking the markers out.

dgolly
dgolly

September 30, 2017

Love these sneak peaks. Looks like a beautiful holiday kit

Lonnie
Lonnie

September 30, 2017

Oh, I’m not ready for winter yet, but this kit just might get me in the mood!

carol
carol

September 30, 2017

Your North Pole scene is absolutely gorgeous; love that Santa and Mrs. Claus are so welcoming with their arms upraised in a warm ‘hello’! Super sweet!
~carol

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

September 30, 2017

What a cute Christmas card! I can’t wait to get my kit.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

September 30, 2017

Love your Christmas scene. What a creative way to make a snow globe. The card is so cute. Thanks for sharing….

Terri
Terri

September 30, 2017

Love the detail!

Shannon
Shannon

September 30, 2017

Adorable and creative!!

Elena Pham
Elena Pham

September 30, 2017

This card is gorgeous! I like how the textured paper was used on this card. It’s absolutely beautiful!

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

September 30, 2017

I love this idea for making a snow globe!!

Joy J.
Joy J.

September 30, 2017

Adorable and so creative. Love the snow globe!

Lynn Abrams
Lynn Abrams

September 30, 2017

Wonderful card! This kit is going to be amazing!

Nancy Sue
Nancy Sue

September 30, 2017

Yay, Winter kit, can’t wait to create my own scenes I’m thinking gingerbread houses.

Joyce Waters
Joyce Waters

September 30, 2017

I love the idea of making your own snow globe. Now I can make whatever size I want. Thank you!!!

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

September 30, 2017

So adorable! Love all the sweet images and the snow globe looks fantastic!

Teri W
Teri W

September 30, 2017

Getting sooooo much in the holiday mood!

Toni
Toni

September 30, 2017

I just love the Santa and Mrs. clause. They’re adorable.
Neudorf Terry
Neudorf Terry

September 30, 2017

So cute !

Krista
Krista

September 30, 2017

Very creative card and lovely kit! Well done! Love the inspiration.

Kim M Jacobs
Kim M Jacobs

September 30, 2017

Love the snow globe. Absolutely adorable!

Judith LaVere
Judith LaVere

September 30, 2017

I like how you made a snow globe from the kit pieces.

Nikki Winters
Nikki Winters

September 30, 2017

Awesome card!

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

September 30, 2017

Oh, I just love snow globes! What a beautiful scene you have created. Gorgeous!!

SHARON QUATTLEBAUM
SHARON QUATTLEBAUM

September 30, 2017

I am so excited about this kit, I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!

Cynthia
Cynthia

September 30, 2017

Great presentation and color display. I love the snowglobe! Your pencil coloring of is superb!, I love your card!

Connie
Connie

September 30, 2017

You were very creative with this card. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the images.

Liz mca
Liz mca

September 30, 2017

This is adorable. I am intrigued by that white textured paper

Sabrina Radican
Sabrina Radican

September 30, 2017

OMG!!! Such a darling card!!!

Maria B
Maria B

September 30, 2017

How clever you are to create your own snow globe.

Robin P
Robin P

September 30, 2017

What an adorable card. Looks like we another winning kit on the way,

Christy Q
Christy Q

September 30, 2017

Such a fabulous card! I love the textured snow and your beautiful snow globe!

Connie
Connie

September 30, 2017

Love this design. Was looking for ideas for my Christmas Cards (I’m really new at this) and this looks like the one. Would be wonderful to win the kit. Fingers crossed!

DIANE Stricker
DIANE Stricker

September 30, 2017

Very pretty.

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

September 30, 2017

This snow globe scene is so cute!
Love how bright and christmassy it is.

Kellyinid
Kellyinid

September 30, 2017

Just love it all it’s so much fun so far..just incredibly cute and you’re creative use of circle dies wow. I can’t wait for Monday to arrive. That textured paper and snowflake stamp yes yes.

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

September 30, 2017

I love your little scene! This kit is adorable!

Andrea S.
Andrea S.

September 30, 2017

That paper!

Jackie Adair
Jackie Adair

September 30, 2017

I love what I see so far! You guys really know how to knock it out of the park with your kits!!

Theresa P
Theresa P

September 30, 2017

Love the snow globe that you created with the winter scene.

Pam T.
Pam T.

September 30, 2017

Super cute card! I am really excited for this kit. Can’t wait for Monday!

Kellyinid
Kellyinid

September 30, 2017

Oh how sweet this is. What great creativity with circle dies..I love that white textured paper wow the stamp set us going to be incredible..can’t wait..?

Gabriella B
Gabriella B

September 30, 2017

Oh my goodness it looks like gingerbread, I love gingerbread

Sherrie
Sherrie

September 30, 2017

What an adorable card! Can’t wait for the kit release.

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

September 30, 2017

Fabulous card! I’ve tried making snow globes in the past from circle dies but could never get the base right so thanks so much for the tip on using a xircle punxh/die!! A lovely scene in the globe.

Toni L
Toni L

September 30, 2017

Very nice effect with the snow globe—love the sky embossed with snowflakes.

Elisabeth Schoene
Elisabeth Schoene

September 30, 2017

Wow – can´t wait to see the kit! Great work!

Tina
Tina

September 30, 2017

This set looks wonderful! Can’t wait to get mine!