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

Ashley
Ashley

September 30, 2017

This is adorable!! I’m getting excited to see this month’s kit reveal!

~amy~
~amy~

September 30, 2017

Jayne, your card is sooo SWEET!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 30, 2017

What an adorable scene! Creative take on the globe :)

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

September 30, 2017

I love snow globes and this is so cute!

Maureen Bozek Herrera
Maureen Bozek Herrera

September 30, 2017

I would love to win this kit! It looks like a great combination of techniques and supplies. It would be great to win it, especially since I don’t have anything to craft anything with for my Christmas cards. My scrapbooking supplies and tools got washed away when my house got flooded over 2 feet during Hurricane Harvey. Any little help right now with supplies and distractions would help immensely. Thanks!

Valerija
Valerija

September 30, 2017

This is so pretty. Love your snow globe!

Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson

September 30, 2017

What a neat idea on how to create the snow globe! I love it!

Peege04
Peege04

September 30, 2017

Very excited. This makes me think it may pair with last years snow globe kit!

Pratigna S
Pratigna S

September 30, 2017

Wow! Really nice, I can’t wait to see more.

Patricia Med
Patricia Med

September 30, 2017

Such a lovely christmas card!

Bettina
Bettina

September 29, 2017

OMG! This is so totally cute, can’t get my eyes of it. I need to own this kit. :D

Leanne S
Leanne S

September 29, 2017

Beautiful!!

Betty Chen
Betty Chen

September 29, 2017

Such a festive card! I love it!

Joyce
Joyce

September 29, 2017

What an adorable release!! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!!

Stefanie Novak
Stefanie Novak

September 29, 2017

Awesome sneak peek! I love this card and can’t wait to see more!

Coey Wong
Coey Wong

September 29, 2017

MMH kit is amazing. Can’t wait until Monday!!!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

September 29, 2017

Everything about this card is wonderful! Love Santa and Mrs Santa, the Station, the tree-a sweet scene! Can’t wait to see the reveal on Monday. My favorite day of any month is the first Monday ?

Kaylene
Kaylene

September 29, 2017

Looks like a really cool kit. Can’t wait to see the whole lot.

Ana Korban
Ana Korban

September 29, 2017

Super cute! Can’t wait until Monday!

Hannah Y
Hannah Y

September 29, 2017

Such a cute scene! Oh how I wish the full reveal was here already :)

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

September 29, 2017

This card is so fun and
charming! Love the
design.
Carla from Utah

Julia M.
Julia M.

September 29, 2017

Christmas is coming!

Barbara M
Barbara M

September 29, 2017

This is such a fun idea.

Flo
Flo

September 29, 2017

Cute Santa and mrs claus. Great versatility between the cards in the two posts.

Laura Mewborn
Laura Mewborn

September 29, 2017

Love snow globes, this is precious

Frances Sheegog
Frances Sheegog

September 29, 2017

I love that textured white paper you used for the snow and the clever way in which you made the base for the snow globe. Ingenious! I also really admire your beautiful pencil coloring. Thanks for sharing!

Angela Lunn
Angela Lunn

September 29, 2017

Simply wonderful. Love the snow globe. It screams Christmas.

Elaine B
Elaine B

September 29, 2017

Lovely!

NC_Donna
NC_Donna

September 29, 2017

Yes, please, to the miniature Mr & Mrs Claus stamps and matching dies! Adorable!

Sandy R
Sandy R

September 29, 2017

I love that white paper she used to represent snow. Such a lovely scene.

Melody
Melody

September 29, 2017

Such a cute card. I can’t wait for this month’s kit release.

Barbara ONEAL
Barbara ONEAL

September 29, 2017

How adorable!

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

September 29, 2017

Loving the stamped images and can’t wait until Monday!

Ms. J
Ms. J

September 29, 2017

Love how you created a globe with using shapes!

Josmary flores
Josmary flores

September 29, 2017

Love how you used the circle die to make the snow globe. Love your card

Josmary flores
Josmary flores

September 29, 2017

I love the idea of using a circle die to create a globe. Lovely card

Tracy A
Tracy A

September 29, 2017

Love it. I can hardly wait to see the rest of the kit.

Siqi Zhou
Siqi Zhou

September 29, 2017

Love all the images. Can’t wait to get mine!

Haejin
Haejin

September 29, 2017

What an adorable scene!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

September 29, 2017

Oh how cute, what a fun snow globe… and I adore that font!

Shawn Wenrich
Shawn Wenrich

September 29, 2017

So excited to see the full reveal, this card is amazing!

Christina
Christina

September 29, 2017

Really cute card!

Jude
Jude

September 29, 2017

Adorable. Love snow globes!!!!!!

Michele W
Michele W

September 29, 2017

Sweet card! Luv the textured paper snow and the beautiful fonts for the sentiments. North Pole Station is adorable. Looking forward to seeing the entire kit.

Sue H
Sue H

September 29, 2017

Love this card and I can’t wait to get my October kit. It was also very creative and cute how you made the snow globe.

Mary Lenigar
Mary Lenigar

September 29, 2017

ooh – looks like santa stamps in the kit

Charlene Mart
Charlene Mart

September 29, 2017

Great card and love how you pieced it all together!

Crystal
Crystal

September 29, 2017

So cute! It looks like these will fit right in with all the other town elements and the snow globe from last year. I’m looking forward to the rest of the kit…

Megan
Megan

September 29, 2017

So cute! I love all the detail.

Judy
Judy

September 29, 2017

I love the sweet scene and the way Jayne created a snowglobe!

Katrina
Katrina

September 29, 2017

Little images are so cute!

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

September 29, 2017

How beautiful and festive this card is.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

September 29, 2017

What a charming holiday card…I just love it!

Maribel M
Maribel M

September 29, 2017

This kit is too cute!!

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

September 29, 2017

Like the wonderful coloring of Santa’s Workshop scene.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Aimee Foley
Aimee Foley

September 29, 2017

Love this

Francine
Francine

September 29, 2017

Your kits are always so amazing. Glad I’m a subscriber and I dont have to worry about getting a kit!

Rosemary Thielke
Rosemary Thielke

September 29, 2017

Oh, I do love coloring, this is too cute.

Ginny R
Ginny R

September 29, 2017

Very creative card. Can’t wait to use all the cute images.

Terrie
Terrie

September 29, 2017

This is an adorable card! I love the snow globe :)

Laura Whelan
Laura Whelan

September 29, 2017

This is fab!! Love the cute scene and the beautiful colouring!

Julia Piccard-Naughton
Julia Piccard-Naughton

September 29, 2017

Beautiful card. Very imaginative.

Charlotte
Charlotte

September 29, 2017

Another great option for the kit! I am in LOVE!

Carol K
Carol K

September 29, 2017

Beautiful scene …

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

September 29, 2017

Cute card!

Vivien Lee
Vivien Lee

September 29, 2017

I love your creation of the snow globe. That is so creative!

Michele H
Michele H

September 29, 2017

Love the snow globe.

Barbara Howell
Barbara Howell

September 29, 2017

Your card is really nice. I especially like the way you created the snow globe. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Ann
Carol Ann

September 29, 2017

Such a cute card! Can’t wait to see the entire kit!!

Cindy Rice
Cindy Rice

September 29, 2017

I can’t wait to see what else is in this kit!

Marisol Benitez
Marisol Benitez

September 29, 2017

I’m so excited for this kit!

Sue LD
Sue LD

September 29, 2017

Fabulous snow globe card.

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

September 29, 2017

What a sweet and charming holiday scene!

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

September 29, 2017

So cute, love that delightful scene!

Jessica Luberda
Jessica Luberda

September 29, 2017

The little Mr and Mrs Santa are adorable! Can’t wait to see the reveal : )

Karry
Karry

September 29, 2017

This kit looks like it will be a lot of fun, can’t wait to see more seek peeks.

Susan King
Susan King

September 29, 2017

Let be the Christmas house and the snow globe ideas!

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

September 29, 2017

I love the snow globe idea, it looks so cute with Santa and Mrs Clause waving,

Willireb
Willireb

September 29, 2017

Gonna love this kit for sure.

Katherine Cartwright
Katherine Cartwright

September 29, 2017

Cuteness overload!

Cha
Cha

September 29, 2017

Love how you created the card with just a couple of circle die-cuts!

Jean K
Jean K

September 29, 2017

Very cute card. So excited for the reveal ?

Carolee
Carolee

September 29, 2017

Oh I can tell I’m going to love this new kit!!

Cathy P
Cathy P

September 29, 2017

Looks like an awesome kit for the holidays! So excited!

Lindarub
Lindarub

September 29, 2017

Love the card.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

September 29, 2017

Beautiful card! Love this sweet snowglobe card! Great details to create this truly magical scene!

Tommie Miller
Tommie Miller

September 29, 2017

Such a cute card!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

September 29, 2017

super sweet little scene!!

Jeanne Newton
Jeanne Newton

September 29, 2017

Another cute card. Thanks for showing me how to cut a snow globe.

Catherine Gray
Catherine Gray

September 29, 2017

That is absolutely adorable and super creative. Great job with the design. Love the 2 sentiments. Can’t wait to see the entire kit.

E Nelson
E Nelson

September 29, 2017

These playful images would probably get children interested in making some holiday projects.

Edlyn
Edlyn

September 29, 2017

What a fun looking card! So excited to see more of the kit!!

gretchen n
gretchen n

September 29, 2017

Love the snow paper. The repeated use of the circle die is creative ad nice!

Kendra
Kendra

September 29, 2017

What an adorable card! I can’t wait to see the kit.

Anna
Anna

September 29, 2017

Now I am just getting impatient for my kit to arrive! The card looks great and the ideas are starting.

Ashley Twigg
Ashley Twigg

September 29, 2017

This card is so adorable.

Kimberly Ragsdale
Kimberly Ragsdale

September 29, 2017

Love it

Amy McCue
Amy McCue

September 29, 2017

Can’t wait to see more!

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

September 29, 2017

O boy.. I cannot wait to see the whole kit. Gorgeous card.

Nicole
Nicole

September 29, 2017

I love the workshop image! So cute!