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October My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 and Giveaway!

by Clare Prezzia October 01, 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 Clare, who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit.

The new kit has so many possibilities, between the stamps and the dies, that it may seem overwhelming. As many places as this kit can take you, today I decided to go the one-layer route.

I stamped all the images in Black, except for the tracks, which were stamped in Soft Granite. Coloring was kept simple, as I only used three colors – light gray, dark gray and red.

 

Finally, I added some Clear Stickles for finishing last detail, and that finishes off the card!

 

I made several cards with the kit, but this was the first, as I had to take it slow and easy to keep myself from getting overwhelmed by all the possibilities. 

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!

Hope you have as much fun with this kit as I did!

God bless!

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Dale
Dale

October 01, 2017

Your card kits are the best.

Felicia
Felicia

October 01, 2017

Every day my anticipation of this new kit grows!

Marie K.
Marie K.

October 01, 2017

Just so cute!

Susan
Susan

October 01, 2017

Beautiful CAS card, the train is just to cute.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

October 01, 2017

Wonderful CAS design!!

Lin
Lin

October 01, 2017

These stamps look super cute!

Ginny R
Ginny R

October 01, 2017

Love the simplicity of the card, very effective. This kit just gets better and better!

Velvet
Velvet

October 01, 2017

What a cute one-layer card — I wouldn’t have thought to do the little tracks in gray.

Lindsay
Lindsay

October 01, 2017

Love the clean and simple route!

Kim Hund
Kim Hund

October 01, 2017

Simply beautiful! Absolutely love this card.

Ginny R
Ginny R

October 01, 2017

Love the simplicity of this card, very effective. This kit just gets better and better.

Marcia
Marcia

October 01, 2017

I love the stamps! I like the fact that they are small so you can keep the coloring simple.

KathyP
KathyP

October 01, 2017

This kit is taking me back to my childhood Christmas wonder!

Audrey L.
Audrey L.

October 01, 2017

This is such a clean and striking card!

Betty Chen
Betty Chen

October 01, 2017

What an adorable card! can’t wait to see the big reveal tomorrow morning!

Tracy
Tracy

October 01, 2017

can’t wait to see the full reveal!

Karen T
Karen T

October 01, 2017

Pretty card! Looking forward to seeing this kit!

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

October 01, 2017

The train set makes a sweet holiday card!

Michele W
Michele W

October 01, 2017

Love your clean and simple card! You’ve kept the coloring simple enough that it would work well for mass producing. Thanks for the inspiration!

Leslie Spring
Leslie Spring

October 01, 2017

Love, love, love!!!! Thank you!

Margaret
Margaret

October 01, 2017

Love the simple look of this card! The red, black, and grey coloring is very efficient!

Nancy Eberling
Nancy Eberling

October 01, 2017

This is just too adorable! Loving the little details. Thanks for the great ideas!

Michelle H
Michelle H

October 01, 2017

Beautiful CAS card! Ok, now I’m really getting excited about the kit after reading your post! Thanks for sharing!

Claudia
Claudia

October 01, 2017

I love that the kit includes a train station. Thank you, thank you, thank you for including train tracks that have the correct perspective!! I’ve been waiting forever for someone to do that

Julia D.
Julia D.

October 01, 2017

What a lovely card! Love the touches of red – really gives it a classic look. Thank you for the chance to win!

Lynda
Lynda

October 01, 2017

OOOH, a train!

Steffi H.
Steffi H.

October 01, 2017

I love today’s card with the clean color scheme.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

October 01, 2017

The more card ideas I see, the more anxious I am for the kit to come out!!! This idea would a be a great masculine card for single male friends & relatives!

Dianne S.
Dianne S.

October 01, 2017

Love the CAS design and font of the sentiment. Looking forward to the kit!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

October 01, 2017

Fabulous card! Love the red highlights.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

October 01, 2017

The train is really cute and not something I’ve really seen done in a stamp. Super-cute card! I’m excited to see the full kit!

Theresa P
Theresa P

October 01, 2017

Cute Card! Love the stamps!

ashley shaffer
ashley shaffer

October 01, 2017

oh and i must wait another whole day before i get to see my kit that is coming…. i can’t hardly do it

Ashley Wells
Ashley Wells

October 01, 2017

This is wonderful. Love the clean and simple look!

Diane Rasmussen
Diane Rasmussen

October 01, 2017

Love the train!!!!!

Mary M.
Mary M.

October 01, 2017

Clean and simple….and beautiful! Love this card. =)

Janet P
Janet P

October 01, 2017

Very beautiful card! I love how the black and white with the pops of red makes the card look so clean and elegant. I’m even more excited for the kit now!

Barbara Howell
Barbara Howell

October 01, 2017

I love your one layer card and the fact that you kept it simple yet it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Paulette H
Paulette H

October 01, 2017

Love the train!

Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson

October 01, 2017

Love the simplicity of this card!

Mary
Mary

October 01, 2017

Great card! I can’t wait to see the kit.

Linda
Linda

October 01, 2017

This kit looks fabulous!

Victoria Loftis
Victoria Loftis

October 01, 2017

Always love your designs and themes. Thanks for offering a free set.

Lindar C
Lindar C

October 01, 2017

Oh! Love this set! Adorable choo-choo and depot.

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

October 01, 2017

What a terrfic combination of a train and it’s station Stamps!

Nina
Nina

October 01, 2017

What a cute card!

Bunny
Bunny

October 01, 2017

I love the train and the station. It makes a sweet Christmas card. It reminds me of older Christmas songs that I really enjoy about coming home for Christmas.

Kathy Follmer
Kathy Follmer

October 01, 2017

Beautiful card! I love the stickles for the snow:)

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

October 01, 2017

Love this card! So elegant with the use of so few colors.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

October 01, 2017

I love how these stamps can easily do most of the work for you with little coloring (I’m not good at all! lol). This is beautiful.

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

October 01, 2017

This card is just so perfect. Just simple and yet so attractive.

Judith Totten
Judith Totten

October 01, 2017

Cute card! Love the little train.

sharyn davis
sharyn davis

October 01, 2017

Love this card. It reminds me of playing trains with my grandsons.

littlen
littlen

October 01, 2017

Love the clean simplicity of this card.

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

October 01, 2017

Love the simplicity of this card! So pretty!

Patti O
Patti O

October 01, 2017

I love the simplicity of this one-layer card. Such a fun scene.

Monica W
Monica W

October 01, 2017

Wow Clare…this card is so beautifully simple…maybe I’ll make my Christmas cards this year!

Tiffany
Tiffany

October 01, 2017

What a simple yet elegant card. I love the pop of color.

Tiffany
Tiffany

October 01, 2017

What a simple yet elegant card. I love the pop of color.

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

October 01, 2017

Cute and simple card!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

October 01, 2017

I love this color combo of black, gray and red! Awesome card!

Denise Dolder
Denise Dolder

October 01, 2017

I love how simple this is! Sometimes those are the best cards to make around the holidays.

Rosemary Thielke
Rosemary Thielke

October 01, 2017

Very nice clean and simple card, I love it!

Carol Bostick
Carol Bostick

October 01, 2017

I can’t wait to order this! You’re first card is wonderful!

Golda
Golda

October 01, 2017

Oh, this is great. I love that it is so simple and that sweet little train is fantastic.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

October 01, 2017

Love this with just the 3 colors Clare used and the great little train!

Neudorf Terry
Neudorf Terry

October 01, 2017

Can’t wait to see this months kit . Love these cards

Diana@playing
Diana@playing

October 01, 2017

Lots of cute going on here

Patricia M
Patricia M

October 01, 2017

Great christmas scene. love the clean and simple look.

Lori Ritchie
Lori Ritchie

October 01, 2017

Nice clean and simple one layer card!

Tracy A
Tracy A

October 01, 2017

I love the simplicity of this scene. It certainly evokes memories of the old animated Christmas shows.

Patt H.
Patt H.

October 01, 2017

I love the clean simplicity & design of this pretty card! Great for making multiples.

Karen Hetherington
Karen Hetherington

October 01, 2017

I am loving this kit so far. Mr. and Mrs. Santa are so cute.

DeniseP
DeniseP

October 01, 2017

What a beautiful card! I usually don’t need Christmas sets, but all of these tiny pieces might be too cute to resist!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

October 01, 2017

Such a lovely card – would love to win this awesome new set:)

Laura Holt
Laura Holt

October 01, 2017

I love the train and train station – a unique Christmas card!

Roslyn
Roslyn

October 01, 2017

Sometimes simplicity is best…as you’ve proven with this card!

Angela W
Angela W

October 01, 2017

This little train leaving Santa’s Workshop is so cute! This is a wonderful set for Christmas.

Jill S
Jill S

October 01, 2017

This is simply beautiful, Clare. I love the 3 color approach you took on the card.

Evi
Evi

October 01, 2017

I absolutely love the train and trucks and the whole kit! I am so excited for this one!

Aash
Aash

October 01, 2017

Love the color scheme!

Dona
Dona

October 01, 2017

The details are authentic yet the overall details are clean.

Marty R
Marty R

October 01, 2017

Very cute

Diane B
Diane B

October 01, 2017

A lovely clean and simple card. This kit is subtly seducing me.

Frances Sheegog
Frances Sheegog

October 01, 2017

Your card is so stunning in its simplicity. Besides, my personal favorite color combo is red and black so it’s extra-special in my book.

Katherine Moore
Katherine Moore

October 01, 2017

There is nothing as wonderful as being overwhelmed by possibilities! I can’t wait. That is a lovely card.

Maria B
Maria B

October 01, 2017

I could see my young relative really liking this card.

Tanya Suresh
Tanya Suresh

October 01, 2017

Such a great idea to add a little spice of color within the simplicity – homey looking still! Can’t wait!

Dawn C.
Dawn C.

October 01, 2017

I like how you made this card clean and simple with just a few colors. A great way to start out with what looks to be a jam packed kit. I can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Elaine C
Elaine C

October 01, 2017

This train card is so cute! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Ana
Ana

October 01, 2017

I really like how detailed these stamps are. Love it

Betty
Betty

October 01, 2017

darling little card, Claire!

Marianna
Marianna

October 01, 2017

Very cute card, and elegant too. So versatile, perfect for any recipient. Looking forward to seeing all the possibilities myself tomorrow.

Terri
Terri

October 01, 2017

Love the black white and red colors!

Kim Gottlieb
Kim Gottlieb

October 01, 2017

I love the simplicity of your card and the coloring is just perfect. Oh my, the train is amazing; really like how you did the tracks. Can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Tracey
Tracey

October 01, 2017

I absolutely love how the red pops on the building and train – beautiful simplicity!

Colleen Howell
Colleen Howell

October 01, 2017

Love this card, these stamps are great

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

October 01, 2017

That is really a stylish card. Love the color combo.

Debbie B
Debbie B

October 01, 2017

Loving this sweet and simple card!

Peege04
Peege04

October 01, 2017

Excited to see the whole kit! The train is a great idea.