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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57 Responses

Barbara McDonald
Barbara McDonald

September 29, 2017

Thank you for sharing how you made the snow globe. The whole time while reading your directions I was saying to myself “I can do that.” Can’t wait to duplicate.

Camilla
Camilla

September 29, 2017

Christmas is coming y’all!!

Kim Sharabba
Kim Sharabba

September 29, 2017

I must confess I love this card. But I REALLY love your snow on the ground. And your coloring is just beautiful.

HelenK
HelenK

September 29, 2017

Oh the little Santa station!!! So cute.

Melinda
Melinda

September 29, 2017

Super cute. I can’t wait to see what everyone makes with it.

Rinda K.
Rinda K.

September 29, 2017

That is such an adorable snow globe scene! I really like the textured white paper that was used to create the snow.

Terri Ayers
Terri Ayers

September 29, 2017

So clever!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

September 29, 2017

It’s simply magical!!! Love it!!!

jayne
jayne

September 29, 2017

Love the mr and mrs santas. Perfect images for a card from a couple!

Deborah Kaye
Deborah Kaye

September 29, 2017

Sweet card! Christmas would be fun with cards like these!

Lindsay
Lindsay

September 29, 2017

The snow globe is such a cute idea!

Jill S
Jill S

September 29, 2017

What a darling card~

Celeste
Celeste

September 29, 2017

Too cute!

kari mano
kari mano

September 29, 2017

I absolutely LOVE your card Jayne! Thank you for showing how you made the snow globe, so smart, I am going to try this when I get my kit. I am loving this kit so much.

Keanna Sion
Keanna Sion

September 29, 2017

The snow looks really nice and textured. Almost like styrofoam. Nice !

Karen Hetherington
Karen Hetherington

September 29, 2017

This card is adorable.

Betty
Betty

September 29, 2017

so clever the way you created the snow globe – wonderful card, Jayne!

KathyP
KathyP

September 29, 2017

The font for the sentiments is really eye-catching! I love the little Santa scene too!

Kathy Thompson
Kathy Thompson

September 29, 2017

Love the sentiments that are coming with the kit.

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

September 29, 2017

So cute! What a great kit this is going to be.

Tracy
Tracy

September 29, 2017

Love it!!

Martha Sterbens
Martha Sterbens

September 29, 2017

Great use of colors and I can’t wait to get my hands on the sentiments

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

September 29, 2017

So cute. Can’t wait to see this kit.

Roberta Miga
Roberta Miga

September 29, 2017

What beautiful card. I love the elements and balance of colors.

Ida Faye Cutler
Ida Faye Cutler

September 29, 2017

I love this snow globe scene! Can’t wait to see rest of kit.

Ann Anderson
Ann Anderson

September 29, 2017

Santa and the North Pole!!! Can’t wait to see more!

Lindar C
Lindar C

September 29, 2017

The white “snow” paper looks interesting!!

FD91354
FD91354

September 29, 2017

Lovely coloring. That white paper looks really neat! Cant wait to see the kit.

jane eldredge
jane eldredge

September 29, 2017

lots of ideas here. adorable

Kailash
Kailash

September 29, 2017

Super cute design, love all the layering!!!

Judith Totten
Judith Totten

September 29, 2017

Love the little Santa’s workshop/house. Stamp & Die – too cool, with endless possibilities!!

Leanne Dietlin
Leanne Dietlin

September 29, 2017

So cute! Love that great scene with all of the fun detail!!

Michelle S.
Michelle S.

September 29, 2017

I adore your card! it looks like this set will go perfectly with last years October kit! How fun is that?

Thalia
Thalia

September 29, 2017

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

Mary Doran
Mary Doran

September 29, 2017

What a cute little Santa village! Love it!

Troy Louise
Troy Louise

September 29, 2017

This is so adorable! Looks like some fun stuff in the new kit. Thanks so much.

Auntie Biza
Auntie Biza

September 29, 2017

So creative, I love it. So tiny and adorable!

Lynda Daley
Lynda Daley

September 29, 2017

So cute, love the way you created a snow globe.

Jackie
Jackie

September 29, 2017

I particularly love the snowflake stamps from the kit, but enjoy the whole card.

Jacalyn
Jacalyn

September 29, 2017

I collect snowglobr, love this one.

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

September 29, 2017

Great card idea. Love snowglobes and creating scenes ?

Nina
Nina

September 29, 2017

Loving the looks of this kit already and super cute card!!

Denise
Denise

September 29, 2017

Love the way you made the snow globe. Genius! I think that white textured paper is fantastic and nice word stamps that would go great on almost any holiday card. Great job!

Ana
Ana

September 29, 2017

The card is adorable and the stamps are full of details. Love it

Fanny Cantero
Fanny Cantero

September 29, 2017

Love Mr and Mrs Claus! Cute stamp set.

Julie
Julie

September 29, 2017

Can’t wait to try this kit.

Denise Kasbohm
Denise Kasbohm

September 29, 2017

Love this. So cute and what creative thinking!! Can’t wait to see this kit.

Amy Vitriani
Amy Vitriani

September 29, 2017

This card is so adorable!! The. kit looks amazing! Can’t wait for release day!

Kim Hund
Kim Hund

September 29, 2017

This is so cute! So excited for this kit. Also, love the tip about using the circles to create the base of the snow globe. Can’t wait to try. Adorable card. Thank you for sharing.

Layne
Layne

September 29, 2017

Love it! Very festive!

Patricia Robinson
Patricia Robinson

September 29, 2017

I’m so excited about this kit! Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

Al
Al

September 29, 2017

Can’t wait to use this to make Christmas cards! Especially that patterned snow paper- genius!

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

September 29, 2017

Bright, happy Christmas card! xxx

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

September 29, 2017

Oooh! I love the textured paper bit for snow. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Kelli S.
Kelli S.

September 29, 2017

Cute card! Love your creativity in making the snowglobe with basic shapes and punches.

Carol
Carol

September 29, 2017

So cute

Kkraft
Kkraft

September 29, 2017

Love, love this kit so far!!! I cannot wait to see rest.

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