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October My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Emily Midgett October 04, 2019 461 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the October My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, October 7 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here all weekend long, sharing inspiration before the launch on Monday. Now let's join Emily for the first look at this retro-inspired holiday kit!

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today sharing some inspiration using this month's fantastic My Monthly Hero kit! This kit is chock full of vintage, 1950's inspired images, including the fabulous hearth image, record player, and mod Christmas trees. I've created a little scene using these great scene-building images, so let's get started with the details! 

To start, I stamped the hearth and record player on an A2 panel of white cardstock using Intens-ified Black Ink. I colored the images using Copic markers, then added some color to the blank areas on the "walls" using Aegean ink and a blending brush. 

Next, I stamped several of the accessories on a separate panel of white cardstock, again using Intens-ified Black Ink, adding color with Copic markers in a vintage-y aqua, red, and white color scheme, then used the coordinating Frame Cuts included in the My Monthly Hero kit to die cut the images. 

I added the die cut accessories to the card front using foam adhesive for some extra dimension. I stamped the greeting from the My Monthly Hero kit on a strip of white cardstock and added it to the card front using foam adhesive. 

Well, that's all for me today! Now, for some fun giveaway information! 

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 the comments left across all countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, October 7, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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Diana Crawford
Diana Crawford

October 13, 2019

I am a person who does not like the holidays because of Foster Care. But for some reason this Xmas card inspired me to make and send cards this year!! Live the bright and cheery colors!!! Thank you!
Diana

Michaelene Hitaffer
Michaelene Hitaffer

October 08, 2019

I love the scene!!! I had to go and buy the set as soon as I saw it. Really gets you in the Christmas spirit…Want to make cards!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

JoAnn Barragan
JoAnn Barragan

October 07, 2019

This card is the perfect nostalgia to share at the holidays. I especially love the hearth in the kit.

Sheryl M.
Sheryl M.

October 07, 2019

Oh my, this looks like it’s going to be an awesome kit! Can’t wait for the whole reveal! Love this card with the beautiful scenery!

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

October 07, 2019

This is such a cute card…. I love everything about Christmas stamps and dies.

Lynnette Flagler
Lynnette Flagler

October 07, 2019

Looks amazing

Dawn Thompson
Dawn Thompson

October 07, 2019

OMG – so much fun

Susan Billingsley
Susan Billingsley

October 07, 2019

So many happy Christmas memories stirred to life.

Robert Wilhelm
Robert Wilhelm

October 07, 2019

Such a cool card looking forward to the release

Stefanie McKenity
Stefanie McKenity

October 07, 2019

This set is spectacularly creative and unique. It brings back so many memories!! Love

Tracey Landt
Tracey Landt

October 07, 2019

So cute, loving the look of this kit.
Great card Emily. Thanks for sharing.
T x

K. Eley
K. Eley

October 07, 2019

What an amazing first sneak! Already in love! Great scene building, so nostalgic!!!

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

October 06, 2019

This is amazing design. The retro look is my jam. Love it. Thanks

Julie L
Julie L

October 06, 2019

I love the color choices! Such a fun and vibrant card! Puts me in the holiday spirit!

Samantha Sloop
Samantha Sloop

October 06, 2019

Oh, I love this! This is Dripping with cool!

Hanksy
Hanksy

October 06, 2019

Oh…wow..now I can see the other stamps included in this “must have” kit! Great retro card!

Beverly U
Beverly U

October 06, 2019

Oh, I’m so glad this is a Christmas kit!!! Yayyy! Love what you did with this, love the retro look!!

Pam Weiss
Pam Weiss

October 06, 2019

So cute. Makes me want to grab a cup of hot cocoa and sit by the fire while singing Christmas song.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

October 06, 2019

This is such a cute card!

karenajo
karenajo

October 06, 2019

Very fun card – love all the retro elements! You created a very inviting setting! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Anstine
Kathy Anstine

October 06, 2019

This card is so cute! The record player next to the tree and fireplace sets the perfect tone for a warm family Christmas!!!

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

October 06, 2019

What a beautiful scene! Thanks for the inspirations. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Kristine Johnson Gifford
Kristine Johnson Gifford

October 06, 2019

I can’t say how much I love these images and this card. So many memories from my childhood! Thank you!!

Catherine N
Catherine N

October 06, 2019

Fun to re-iive that era! Is that a tinsel tree?

Zlatka K
Zlatka K

October 06, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the retro look.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

October 06, 2019

Wow! What a super cool kit! I love the fireplace and the record player. Great job on the coloring. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz

October 06, 2019

I love this fun, festive card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

October 06, 2019

What a beautiful card! I love the scene you created; that fireplace looks wonderful. :)

Claudia N
Claudia N

October 06, 2019

Lovely card! Looking forward to seeing this month’s release!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

October 06, 2019

Love the fresh retro look of this card! The blues helps to make the bright greens and reds pop!
I have very few retro-style stamps so this kit will be a welcome addition.

Anne Pappas
Anne Pappas

October 06, 2019

Whoever designed this kit lives in my head. This is the best tree I’ve ever seen, I’m so excited about this kit!!

Cindy Winston
Cindy Winston

October 06, 2019

Warm, cozy, AND vintage. Such a cute card!

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

October 06, 2019

I love it. How cute!!!

tanna lohouse
tanna lohouse

October 06, 2019

Love the color scheme of the fireplace on this car and that sentiment!! Makes me think of dancing shadows in the window from home alone!!

Kathy R
Kathy R

October 06, 2019

Great vintage design, real cost feeling.

Kitty L
Kitty L

October 06, 2019

The fireplace is wonderful. The song lyrics have me humming. Wonderful card.

Barbara McDonald
Barbara McDonald

October 06, 2019

Love the fireplace stamp. It will make a great focal on cards. My mind is exploding with ideas.

Beverly Pevarnick
Beverly Pevarnick

October 06, 2019

Love the festive card and I especially like the “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree!

Wendy Dillon
Wendy Dillon

October 06, 2019

Wow! I am definitely taking note of how you colored and shaded the fireplace! Very nicely done! Your record player also looks pretty authentic. I admire your work, Emily!

Lindarub
Lindarub

October 06, 2019

Great card kit!

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

October 06, 2019

This card reminds me of Christmases from my childhood.

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

October 06, 2019

Such a fun Christmas card! This kit looks awesome! xxx

Eileen
Eileen

October 06, 2019

Hero arts never disappoints!
I can’t wait for the kit and add ins.
Never wished for a Monday to hurry along before!

Helen G.
Helen G.

October 06, 2019

Ohhhh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this scene! Simply fabulous!

Denise Mlady
Denise Mlady

October 06, 2019

Love this fun scene with the fireplace, so warm and inviting! This looks like a really fun set.

Valerija
Valerija

October 06, 2019

What a beautiful card. I just love everything about it!

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

October 06, 2019

A lovely homely Christmas, it has a lot of feeling, sitting around the Christmas tree by the lovely warm fire listening to music being played, a wonderful time of the year.

Christa N Hamilton
Christa N Hamilton

October 06, 2019

I love this! You could also stamp and emboss that tree in silver and color in. That was a rage back then…those aluminum trees.

Krystal S
Krystal S

October 06, 2019

Oh wow, what a great classic feel this card has. Perfect for Christmas!

Cynthia M Robutka
Cynthia M Robutka

October 06, 2019

Wreath and gifts are great

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

October 06, 2019

Gorgeous festive card!!! Looking forward for this release!

Annette Bridges
Annette Bridges

October 06, 2019

Beautiful fireplace! Gets me in the Christmas mood.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

October 06, 2019

This is a cute and festive scene, and I love all of the elements I’m seeing for the new kit. Can’t wait until it’s released on Monday!

Bethany M
Bethany M

October 06, 2019

Awww! I love your card!

Leila Larson
Leila Larson

October 06, 2019

Just spent some time by a fireplace and this reminds me of that. So cozy.

Shannon McDonald
Shannon McDonald

October 06, 2019

That fireplace is DIVINE!!!

Dani C
Dani C

October 06, 2019

I love that fireplace!

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

October 06, 2019

What a cozy setting!

Kamala Alahan
Kamala Alahan

October 06, 2019

Okay, now I have to have this kit!! That HiFI is exactly like the one we had. My Dad was so proud of it when he brought it home. So wonderfully retro. Thank you for bringing back such wonderful memories. :)

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

October 06, 2019

I like the stone hearth and the rockin’ song – very creative!

CathyR
CathyR

October 06, 2019

Love it!

Cecilia Nocella
Cecilia Nocella

October 06, 2019

I love holiday stamp sets!

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

October 06, 2019

Love the vintage holiday theme!

Kim
Kim

October 06, 2019

You can almost hear the music playing. Super cute.

Joan
Joan

October 06, 2019

Beautiful card! I can just hear Brenda Lee singing that song while we decorated the tree.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

October 06, 2019

Wow, this was such a great start of a new kit. I really like what you did. Love the colors and the feel of the kit.

Andrea gallucio
Andrea gallucio

October 06, 2019

Love the vintage feel

Sonja Bowling
Sonja Bowling

October 06, 2019

So cute love the fireplace and trees.

Althea Robles
Althea Robles

October 06, 2019

So cute! Love the trees.

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

October 06, 2019

I absolutely love this card. I can tell I’m going to love this stamp set. Thank you Emily for such a nostalgic looking card

Susan King
Susan King

October 06, 2019

This is wonderful as we can use the fireplace and stereo all year around!

Sharon Suske
Sharon Suske

October 06, 2019

Oh! Looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Glenna
Glenna

October 06, 2019

Love the cozy look of this beautiful card. Thank you so much.

Janet Barrie
Janet Barrie

October 06, 2019

I love retro. Mostly because I’m old. Very cute card.

LBSue
LBSue

October 06, 2019

The retro style is just what I needed to get me excited. This card is fun, and the kit is great!

Sandra B
Sandra B

October 06, 2019

So excited for this one! Pretty sure it’s going to be a favorite!

kim s.
kim s.

October 06, 2019

Pretty much love this fireplace. Oh, and the rest of it.

Renita Wade
Renita Wade

October 06, 2019

Such a cute set. Can’t wait to get mine for Christmas!

Dgolly
Dgolly

October 06, 2019

What fun images. Can’t wait to see more.

Yamilette Mohr
Yamilette Mohr

October 06, 2019

I love love love the fireplace! Adorable!

Susan Cocjin
Susan Cocjin

October 06, 2019

I love how you shaded the stone bricks, they look 3D and very realistic!

Cynthia
Cynthia

October 06, 2019

Absolutely Love this kit. Reminds me of Christmas’s past❤️Special Memories of Days Gone By❤️

Cynthia
Cynthia

October 06, 2019

Absolutely Love this kit. Reminds me of Christmas’s past❤️Special Memories of Days Gone By❤️

Cindy Plourde
Cindy Plourde

October 06, 2019

I am in love with the cozy fireplace! Good luck to all who enter!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

October 06, 2019

My favorite part of the beautiful scene you created is the record player. Super job coloring it.

Debbie mastro
Debbie mastro

October 06, 2019

Beautiful card! Fun stamps and dies!

Diane
Diane

October 06, 2019

Love the retro holiday scene.

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

October 06, 2019

This looks like such a great kit! I love this homey scene!

 Carolyn Pokorney
Carolyn Pokorney

October 06, 2019

Love the fireplace and this would make lovely Xmas cards!

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

October 06, 2019

Wow! So pretty! I love the hearth and the record player. Can’t wait to build my own scenes using this kit.

Anouk
Anouk

October 06, 2019

What a cute scene you created!

Megan Caulder
Megan Caulder

October 06, 2019

Love love love this card!

Beverly Jordan
Beverly Jordan

October 06, 2019

Oh my goodness, this is so adorable! This is the perfect retro Christmas blast from the past!

Kendra
Kendra

October 06, 2019

What a fun card! I love the record player. It adds so much to the scene!

Janet
Janet

October 06, 2019

Love the vintage look of the October kit.

Colleen  Dixon
Colleen Dixon

October 06, 2019

I love the fireplace. Very nice card.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

October 06, 2019

Oh I love this festive
scene! So fun with
the two trees.
Carla from Utah

Marty Harris
Marty Harris

October 06, 2019

Awesome stone fireplace and chimney!

Lindsay S
Lindsay S

October 06, 2019

I have been looking for a rockin around the Christmas tree stamp forever!

Ashley Anderson-Gill
Ashley Anderson-Gill

October 05, 2019

Love this card. Can’t wait until the release.

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