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October My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 and Giveaway!

by Ilina Crouse September 30, 2017 377 Comments

We are back with another look at the October My Monthly Hero release! The kit will be available on Monday, October 2nd at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We’ll be sharing ideas for using the main kit and optional add-on products all weekend long, so stay tuned for more project inspiration! Now let’s join Ilina, who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit.

I love Christmas and Christmas crafting! The October My Monthly Hero kit has so much potential and there are so many possibilities for this kit. I love coloring and building scenes, so that's what I did for my card today. I stamped the images onto Snow Layering paper using Intense Black ink, colored them with Chameleon pens and die cut them using the coordinating dies (note: the elves were hand cut ;)) Onto a separate panel of Snow Layering paper I stamped the mountains and colored them with Chameleon pens, then masked them off and blended Soft Pool shadow ink to create the sky. 

To create the window I used a Woodgrain card stock piece trimmed down to 4" x 5 1/4" and die cut a circle using the Circle Infinity Dies. I stamped the sentiment onto a 1/2" x 5 1/4" strip of Blush layering paper using Versamark ink and embossed with White embossing powder

To create the snow on the mountain and the house, I used the thick lacquer that comes in the kit and applied it carefully to the areas where I wanted snow to "appear". Then, I gently sprinkled some Silver embossing powder and gently heat set it (tip: don't overheat it as the thick lacquer will start to bubble). I adhered the window frame and the Snow panel together using mounting tape. I adhered all the elements, the sentiment and few Poinsettia sequins. Then adhered onto a Blush note card.

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 to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to come back tomorrow for additional Countdown posts with more inspiration!

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Jane Cordell
Jane Cordell

October 03, 2017

Must be Santa village…look at all the happy elves.

Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin

October 02, 2017

I LOVE how you made a seen using so many pieces , showing us the greatness of this of kit.

Ty
Ty

October 02, 2017

Elves!

Marjorie
Marjorie

October 02, 2017

Love the card – so adorable!

PjP
PjP

October 02, 2017

So cute and sparkly! Don’t you just LOVE that woodgrain cardstock?

Cheri
Cheri

October 02, 2017

Cute card! The thick lacquer sounds interesting – can’t wait to try it!

Maria
Maria

October 02, 2017

So christmas colorful!!! Beautiful

Kim Cole
Kim Cole

October 02, 2017

I love this scene. Very cute!

Marie O.
Marie O.

October 02, 2017

A so sweet and adorable card :)

Jacalyn
Jacalyn

October 02, 2017

My favorite holiday theme, snowglobes and elves

Karen Arana
Karen Arana

October 02, 2017

Absolutely beautiful card!! I’m so curious to know about the lacquer to create the snow!

Sue H
Sue H

October 02, 2017

Very cute card and thanks for the tip on how to use the lacquer that comes in the kit.

Nancy Berkery
Nancy Berkery

October 02, 2017

Just beautiful.,.I love this card!!!!!

Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

October 02, 2017

Beautiful card. The elf with the bear is so cute!

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

October 02, 2017

I thought I had already commented.. but I’ll say it again.. wow stunning..

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

October 02, 2017

Stunning card. Love love..

VioletT
VioletT

October 02, 2017

Love it!!

Natalie B
Natalie B

October 02, 2017

Great card! I love the scene you created. Those elves are so cute!

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

October 02, 2017

The little elves are so adorable!!

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

October 02, 2017

The window is a nice touch to the card. All the special touches made a big difference.

Laura Whelan
Laura Whelan

October 02, 2017

cute little scene with fantastic colouring! can’t wait to see the kit!

Evi
Evi

October 02, 2017

Omg, the elf holding the teddy bear!

naomi stratton
naomi stratton

October 02, 2017

how adorable !!

Stephaney
Stephaney

October 02, 2017

The elves are so cute. The sparkle adds another christmas/snowy touch. Beautiful.

LC Lamothe
LC Lamothe

October 02, 2017

So cute! Love that gorgeous pop of red!

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

October 02, 2017

What a lovely little scene you created for your card and those elves are too cute!! A beautiful Christmas card!!

Gwen
Gwen

October 02, 2017

Love how you built the scene behind the cute elves!! Great card!

Kayla E
Kayla E

October 02, 2017

Adorable elves!

Heather Loughlin
Heather Loughlin

October 02, 2017

Those elves look like they are having a ton of fun! :)

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

October 02, 2017

So I was already excited when I saw santa and Mrs. Claus but elves too wow there are no words for the cuteness here.

Josmary
Josmary

October 01, 2017

Cant wait for release love this card

Bettina
Bettina

October 01, 2017

Oh boy. There are even little adorable elves in this kit. Love.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

October 01, 2017

What a cute card! I wish I could do scenes as lovely as this!

KerrynM
KerrynM

October 01, 2017

Love your card Ilina. What a cute scene with the elves

Margery C
Margery C

October 01, 2017

Those tiny elves are so cute. Love the card.

Debbie
Debbie

October 01, 2017

Such a sweet card, loving these little images of the elves…great idea for the globe… thank you

Auntie Biza
Auntie Biza

October 01, 2017

Simply adorable

Starqueen
Starqueen

October 01, 2017

Oh, the possibilities!
This kit looks fabulous!????

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

October 01, 2017

Superb coloring!! Love those little elves :)

Raven
Raven

October 01, 2017

The mountain stamp is adorable and the card is so sweet!

Joyce
Joyce

October 01, 2017

Thanks for explaining how you made the card. Really cute.
Can’t wait to get this kit.

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

October 01, 2017

That is another awesome scene card! I am really getting excited to get my kit this month

Flo
Flo

October 01, 2017

Cute card. It kind of looks like a snowglobe.

Julia L
Julia L

October 01, 2017

Absolutely adorable. Love the yellow house and the mountains and the tree.. well you get the idea.

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

October 01, 2017

The elves are just too cute!

Bertha
Bertha

October 01, 2017

Those miniature elves are too cute!

KathyR
KathyR

October 01, 2017

Adorable card, cute elfs too.

Jen W
Jen W

October 01, 2017

Oh goodness, those elves are so cute!

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

October 01, 2017

Love this scene—the snow-capped peaks and the snow on the house really brings it to life. I love the elves also!

yvonne
yvonne

October 01, 2017

This kit is just absolutely adorable. Such cute elves!

Brenda Shreves
Brenda Shreves

October 01, 2017

I LOVE these cards!

Claudia N
Claudia N

October 01, 2017

Lovely card!

MelissaF
MelissaF

October 01, 2017

Super adorable card, love those cute elfs and your coloring is awesome!

Joy Brimingham
Joy Brimingham

October 01, 2017

I love the adorable little elves on your card! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez

October 01, 2017

The elves! So cute!

Catherine Gray
Catherine Gray

October 01, 2017

Cute Christmas village card. Can’t wait to get this kit.,

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

October 01, 2017

Oh my goodness the elves are darling !

AJennifer D
AJennifer D

October 01, 2017

You inspire me to try coloring more

Sara N.
Sara N.

October 01, 2017

I love the layering and what you did with the mountains.

Lisa Ann McDonald
Lisa Ann McDonald

October 01, 2017

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

Dori
Dori

October 01, 2017

I love the font used!!

Paula
Paula

October 01, 2017

I absolutely Love these little elves!! Super cute!

kimberly H
kimberly H

October 01, 2017

How cute are those elves!!! I can’t wait to see the entire kit on Monday.

Gale Thompson
Gale Thompson

October 01, 2017

As cute as it can be! Can’t wait to see whole kit!

Liz O
Liz O

October 01, 2017

Fabulous kit! 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

OK now these are just adorable

Sara Jara
Sara Jara

October 01, 2017

Adoro todas sus creaciones, hermosos duendes

Nikki C.
Nikki C.

October 01, 2017

I like the snow on the mountain.

Nita K.
Nita K.

October 01, 2017

Love this card! Puts me in the mood to color a scene.

Silvia
Silvia

October 01, 2017

What fun coloring scene, beautiful

M Strach
M Strach

October 01, 2017

What a lovely card :)

M Strach
M Strach

October 01, 2017

This card is so cute :)

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

October 01, 2017

Super adorable !!!!

Sue LD
Sue LD

October 01, 2017

Very cute scene. I like the mountains in the background.

Heather Wagner
Heather Wagner

October 01, 2017

That snow, those elves- so cute

Anna
Anna

October 01, 2017

Oh my, even cuter still!

Judy Nafus
Judy Nafus

October 01, 2017

Can’t wait to try the lacquer on this card!!! Love the look!!

Franka M.
Franka M.

October 01, 2017

I love the houses in this card and the elves are just adorable. Thanks for sharing.

pat mccleary
pat mccleary

October 01, 2017

All these elements combine so beautifully.

karenajo
karenajo

October 01, 2017

Very pretty holiday scene and love the dimension you created ! Thanks for sharing !

Jill A
Jill A

October 01, 2017

Oh my cute elves an love the card!!!!!

Beverly
Beverly

October 01, 2017

What an adorable card. I love all of the elves, especially the one with the Teddy Bear.

Beverly
Beverly

October 01, 2017

There is so much to this kit that I just love. I can hardly wait to get my hands on it..

Julie B
Julie B

October 01, 2017

What a cute card!

Jean marmo
Jean marmo

October 01, 2017

Simply delightful!

Lou Ann
Lou Ann

October 01, 2017

I can’t wait till tomorrow! I fell in love with the September kit and I can’t wait to see this new kit. Love the scene and the elves!

Stacey
Stacey

October 01, 2017

so cute can’t wait to see this kit!

Madge
Madge

October 01, 2017

Elves are are so cute and he Christmas tree I know I am loving this kit can’t wait till oct 2 to see the whole kit

gretchen n
gretchen n

October 01, 2017

I love the little elf holding the bear! Such a sweet image! This is a fantastic card, I love the feel it evokes.

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

October 01, 2017

I love elves! Darling card.

Marina Cronvall
Marina Cronvall

October 01, 2017

Looking forward to see the whole kit!

Diana S.
Diana S.

October 01, 2017

Building all these images will be so much fun!!

Kate B
Kate B

October 01, 2017

What a cute card! I love the adorable elves & the snow-capped mountains!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

October 01, 2017

Love the card! The coloring is fantastic and such a cute scene. I can’t wait to try it!

Kathy Straw
Kathy Straw

October 01, 2017

It looks like the elves are at the North Pole. So cute

Vicki Davis
Vicki Davis

October 01, 2017

Elves – so fun!!!

caroleann
caroleann

October 01, 2017

The scene you created is just so adorable. Love all those little elves you cut out too!!! Beautiful card. Can’t wait to see this kit!!!!

Donna Gibson
Donna Gibson

October 01, 2017

Those little elves! So cute!

Penny Adams
Penny Adams

October 01, 2017

I love these open window cards!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

October 01, 2017

Looks so fun and
the elves are too
cute.
Carla from Utah

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