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September My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Jayne Nelson August 30, 2019 483 Comments

Hello! Today we're kicking off the countdown to the release of the September My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is a day later than usual this month due to the Labor Day holiday - we're launching on Tuesday, September 3rd at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We will be here throughout the weekend, sharing inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Jayne Nelson for the first look at the new kit!

When I get new stamps and dies, I love thinking about all of the possible cards and projects that I could make. The variety of small image and sentiment stamps, paired with a peek-a-boo cabinet die and a few sentiment dies, make the possibilities for this month's My Monthly Hero kit seem limitless.

For my card today, I die cut a panel from white cardstock with the card-sized, peek-a-boo cabinet die. I thought that it would be fun to create a colorful file cabinet on my card so I blotted the panel into several, rainbow Reactive Inks that I blended with water on my craft mat. After drying the paper with a heat gun, I carefully aligned and stamped the coordinating cabinet stamp onto the panel with Intense Black ink. I also randomly stamped a variety of drawer pulls and handles from the kit onto some of the hinged doors.

Using colored pencils, I shaded the stamped images, matching the colors with the nearest background inks. I also used a silver pencil to color the metal brackets. Then, I secured the panel to a folded white card, being careful not to adhere any hinged doors shut that I wanted to remain operational. For each of the working doors, I stamped a small, secret message behind the door with black ink.

To further embellish the file cabinet, I heat embossed tiny messages and images from the kit onto small pieces of rainbow colored cardstock. I attached each trimmed piece over a secured cabinet door with foam adhesive. I love how the extra dimension and color blocks add interest to the design. For a finishing touch, I added rainbow sequins onto the 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 the comments left across all countdown posts. The winner will be announced first thing Tuesday morning, September 3rd, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Happy stamping!





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100 Responses

Luann Sines
Luann Sines

September 05, 2019

I love this set and your card design. I’m turning 50 in October and I will be asking for this set for my birthday from my hubby!

LANI BROWN
LANI BROWN

September 04, 2019

Absolutely love the rainbow effect on the card! Very creative yet not time consuming!

Lee Miner
Lee Miner

September 04, 2019

This is beyond cute — just so creative and brilliant. Doesn’t look so very hard to do, either. Love it!

Trina C Barr
Trina C Barr

September 04, 2019

I can’t wait to play with this kit, I absolutely love it.

Marty casey
Marty casey

September 03, 2019

Awesome, seriously awesome….

Shirley Robelotto
Shirley Robelotto

September 03, 2019

Love your card! Can’t wait to get my kit.

Tracey Landt
Tracey Landt

September 03, 2019

Love your colour combination Jayne. Very inspiring.
Thank you for sharing
T x

Sara N
Sara N

September 03, 2019

OMG! Ive had my eye on that other die set similar to this and I LOVE!! This card! Thank you for sharing.

Karen Murphy
Karen Murphy

September 03, 2019

This is so creative! Anyone receiving a card like this is truly lucky.

AUDREY EVERS
AUDREY EVERS

September 03, 2019

WOW, amazing!

Stephanie Zilmer
Stephanie Zilmer

September 03, 2019

I like all the colors of the rainbow on your card :)

Jesusa Tan
Jesusa Tan

September 03, 2019

awesome concept!

Patsy Armstead
Patsy Armstead

September 03, 2019

There you go, thinking outside the box again. I would never have thought of using color in this way. It’s the mark of a true artist. This is really beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration

Debbie S
Debbie S

September 03, 2019

Great card idea. Who wouldn’t like to receive a card like this!!

Karin
Karin

September 03, 2019

What a fun card!!

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

September 03, 2019

YOU Hero Arts, are unlocking my creative soul. Thanks.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

September 02, 2019

Fun card. Can’t wait to see the full kit!

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz

September 02, 2019

Wow, this file cabinet card is so creative!! I love the colors and fun sentiments. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jodie Lynn
Jodie Lynn

September 02, 2019

Love these hints. Looks like a must buy!

Wendy B
Wendy B

September 02, 2019

Very cute card that anyone would love! Love the messages behind the doors!

Kara Donato
Kara Donato

September 02, 2019

Clever little surprises!

Sara Nieuwenhuis
Sara Nieuwenhuis

September 02, 2019

Doors! I love these! The rainbow look is lovely!

Lorraine Way
Lorraine Way

September 02, 2019

What an amazing stamp and die set, and put to such a creative use, love it.

Barbara Drake
Barbara Drake

September 02, 2019

I’ve never done a peek a boo card but that is really cute! So many things are going through my head with what you can do with this set. I love the colors you chose and the layering of card stock gives it that WOW factor! Great job…can’t wait until Tuesday. I’m impatiently waiting :-)

Rachelle O.
Rachelle O.

September 02, 2019

I really like the way this background stamp looks like an old printmaker’s box that held all of the individual letters needed in a printing press. Beautiful!

Tracy
Tracy

September 02, 2019

Such a cute idea using the handles to open the doors, can’t wait for the kit!!

Martha
Martha

September 02, 2019

Love this card. So creative

Valerija
Valerija

September 02, 2019

Great idea and you have made a wonderful card, well done!

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

September 02, 2019

Absolutely adorable. So much detail. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda Kuhn
Linda Kuhn

September 02, 2019

How clever! This peek promises a kit that’s going to offer lots of fun possibilities!

Marilyn Bonner
Marilyn Bonner

September 02, 2019

What a great idea. My granddaughter would love this card!

tina z. treebug
tina z. treebug

September 02, 2019

absolutely stunning!

cecelia cole
cecelia cole

September 02, 2019

Okay I’m ready to see the kit!!!!

Laurie Black
Laurie Black

September 02, 2019

Such a fun card, I love the beautiful rainbow of colors and the fun interactive element!

Vizma Schlundt
Vizma Schlundt

September 02, 2019

Love the card and the creative way you showcase the upcoming kit. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity.

Kathy Wills
Kathy Wills

September 02, 2019

Very nice! Love the pastels!

Miriam
Miriam

September 02, 2019

Love all the colors! This style of stamp is one of my favorites! And how fun is to lift the flaps and find a surprise underneath!

Crystal Hogg
Crystal Hogg

September 02, 2019

I love the pop ups.

Angela M
Angela M

September 02, 2019

Love your card! I can’t wait to see the whole set!

Sheryl M.
Sheryl M.

September 02, 2019

Love this card! What a cool looking die too! Can’t wait to see everything in this kit! Thank you so much for sharing!

Bethany
Bethany

September 02, 2019

That is a pretty card! You did a great job!

Cathye Dendy
Cathye Dendy

September 02, 2019

Just beautiful!

Elizabeth Mueller
Elizabeth Mueller

September 02, 2019

thank you, im inspired from the sneak peek.

angela rydall
angela rydall

September 02, 2019

i think this kit is so cool can’t wait to try it.

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

September 02, 2019

Looks like it’s gonna be another good one!

Lynn
Lynn

September 02, 2019

Oh my goodness, this is so neat! What an awesome idea, this can be used for any occasion.Cannot wait to get my hands on this one!!

Mindy H
Mindy H

September 02, 2019

Such a fun interactive card! Love all of the great colors

Rebecca
Rebecca

September 02, 2019

Love all the bright colors!

Flo
Flo

September 02, 2019

Love the peek-a-boo dies and stamps. This is great to have a different one. Can’t wait to see more.

Valerie Grand
Valerie Grand

September 02, 2019

I love the peek a boo dies so this makes me sooo happy! The colors are so refreshing.

Karen L K
Karen L K

September 02, 2019

Nice colors for your card! Fun with all the peek a boo windows! Nice to see you here Jayne.

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

September 01, 2019

Love the way the reactive inks look on this card – awesome! So excited for this kit too – love the peek-a-boo cabinet die!

Ellie Uselton
Ellie Uselton

September 01, 2019

This card is super cute! I love the look and can’t wait to see what else this kit has in store for us!

Julie
Julie

September 01, 2019

Love the rainbow colors and the interactive nature of the card! Reminds me of flap books… every toddler’s favorite kind of book!😁

Glenna R
Glenna R

September 01, 2019

Thank you for the ideas. Love the look of the card.

Robin Keith
Robin Keith

September 01, 2019

I love this peek-a-boo die and can’t wait to find ways to use it!

Marion P
Marion P

September 01, 2019

Love the file drawer concept in using another peek-a-boo die. Very clever.

Brenda Storey
Brenda Storey

September 01, 2019

WOW! Your giving us another great die to have fun creating a card for kids or adults to enjoy over and over again. Thanks.

Allison Grant
Allison Grant

September 01, 2019

I love this card! So many ideas are swimming through my head. I know the kit will be full of sweet treats.

Gale Williams-Thompson
Gale Williams-Thompson

September 01, 2019

Wow! So cheery and colorful!!

Robin Poupard
Robin Poupard

September 01, 2019

This is one of the most creative cards I’ve ever seen! Well done!

Lori A
Lori A

September 01, 2019

Such a cute card and die. I loved how you used the color pencils. Can’t wait for the kit release!

DebbieP
DebbieP

September 01, 2019

love all the little cubbies on this card.

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

September 01, 2019

Cute idea!

Rebekah Hinton
Rebekah Hinton

September 01, 2019

Love the peekaboo window dies! Can’t wait to see the full kit!

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

September 01, 2019

I love those type of dies. Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

September 01, 2019

This is an interesting card. I look forward to seeing what’s in the full kit. Thanks for the sneak peeks, Hero Arts! :)

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

September 01, 2019

Love this card! So happy and fun!

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

September 01, 2019

Neat die and stamps

Twylia Bell
Twylia Bell

September 01, 2019

Very cute card! Looks like it will be another great Kit!!

PHYLLIS DUNN
PHYLLIS DUNN

September 01, 2019

This is fabulous! I love the “peek a boo” feel of this. I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Maryjo L Monterosso
Maryjo L Monterosso

September 01, 2019

Very intriguing, Anxious to see what else is in this kit

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

September 01, 2019

LOVE this die. The bling and sequins add a special touch! ♡♡

Eileen Peters
Eileen Peters

September 01, 2019

Love all the little compartments.
So much can be done with this!

Nancarrow Brown
Nancarrow Brown

September 01, 2019

I’m so excited about this kit. Love your file cabinet!

Zlatka K
Zlatka K

September 01, 2019

This card is so awesome! I love the watercolor look from the reactive inks.

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

September 01, 2019

So many drawers to enjoy surprises- I love the peek-a-boos!

Linda
Linda

September 01, 2019

This reminds me of an old library. Excited to see more.

Toni F
Toni F

September 01, 2019

Many years ago I hand cut doors for my young grandson’s Christmas card. What a shortcut to have a die that does it for you. Love it.

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

September 01, 2019

I really like the look of reactive inks. Watercolor is my favorite medium and it is amazing how vibrant this card is using the Hero Arts brand. This kit looks amazing!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

September 01, 2019

Love the rainbow colors you used!

Bev Witte Mech
Bev Witte Mech

September 01, 2019

Yay, another peekaboo die! Love your rainbow card Jayne. It makes me want to peek under every flap.

Brandy
Brandy

September 01, 2019

Cute card. Love the peek a boo cabinet. : )

Leslie PIerson
Leslie PIerson

September 01, 2019

this card is so creative. I love the window and how they pop open. great card.

ROSALIE JOHNSON
ROSALIE JOHNSON

September 01, 2019

I simply adore your peek a boo die and coordinating stamps – have all of them! Will need to add this to my collection!!

Beatrice
Beatrice

September 01, 2019

Peekaboo cards are great to give! I can’t wait to see the rest of the release!

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

September 01, 2019

So different. Yes please x

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

September 01, 2019

Super cute card! Can’t wait to see the rest of the release!

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

September 01, 2019

Great card. I really like this stamp set. The sentiments are some I could really use.

Sarah P
Sarah P

September 01, 2019

I’m so excited about a peekaboo monthly kit!

doyle wasa
doyle wasa

September 01, 2019

Love this card and colors.

Aggie
Aggie

September 01, 2019

Omg! I absolutely love this die! It is a must for me!

NCDonna
NCDonna

September 01, 2019

Interesting concept! I’m intrigued to see this release!

Teresa Santiago
Teresa Santiago

September 01, 2019

This is so awesome! I love your ideas for using the peek a boo cabinet die. The colors and that Key, I can’t wait to get my hands on that stamp, I hope it’s including in the kit. Thanks for sharing.

Laura
Laura

September 01, 2019

Neat card.

Joan
Joan

September 01, 2019

Love your card.

Jean G
Jean G

August 31, 2019

Fun card. Love the splattered colors

Kirsty
Kirsty

August 31, 2019

So fun and gorgeous.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

August 31, 2019

Great seeing your post, Jayne!! Just love your clever card with all the hidden messages!!

Stefanie McKenitt
Stefanie McKenitt

August 31, 2019

Absolutely love!!

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