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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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Victoria
Victoria

August 31, 2019

So beautiful!! Love this!!

Anna Dowdy
Anna Dowdy

August 31, 2019

Amazing job

Karen
Karen

August 31, 2019

I really like how you used the reactive inks on this card. This looks like it will be a fun kit! Look forward to more “clues.”

Sally Edwards
Sally Edwards

August 31, 2019

Love Peek-a-Boo Dies, looking forward to seeing more of this kit💜

Joni52
Joni52

August 31, 2019

Love this peek a boo die! So many possibilities!

Kim
Kim

August 31, 2019

I’ve gotten your last two kits and just love them!! Would love to win this one❤️#paperengineer19

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

August 31, 2019

This is so, so, so fun!! Love how you added the color!

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

August 31, 2019

This is a very pretty card with alot of color and detail!

Charlotte Snyder
Charlotte Snyder

August 31, 2019

I’m a librarian and this die is exactly perfect for me. I love the way a you’ve splashed color over the drawers.

Laurie
Laurie

August 31, 2019

Make it a treasure hunt with hidden clues.

Laurie
Laurie

August 31, 2019

Inspire and motivate with quotes and encouraging notes tucked inside “drawers”

Laurie
Laurie

August 31, 2019

A little intrigue with space for hidden, secret notes.

Joan
Joan

August 31, 2019

Another peek-a-boo-die! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Toni
Toni

August 31, 2019

Really like the colors you choose. The die could be used for seasonal cards too!

Joan
Joan

August 31, 2019

Yay! Another peek-a-boo die! So many possibilities lie ahead.

Frances A Thorpe
Frances A Thorpe

August 31, 2019

unusual…..

Sina R.
Sina R.

August 31, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the colors.

Bo
Bo

August 31, 2019

Cute! Leaves a lot to the imagination as to all the sentiments that you can put into this for a card!

Bruni Naveira
Bruni Naveira

August 31, 2019

Would love to win this kit. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Bev Wilkinson
Bev Wilkinson

August 31, 2019

That is such a great card! I love the colors and how everything pops out at you, literally!

Sharon Mallow
Sharon Mallow

August 31, 2019

this looks like so much fun can see a lot of cards can be made with this

Karla Parkes
Karla Parkes

August 31, 2019

I’m new to card making and have tried several kits. Once I saw Hero o quit The other ones to join Hero Club! I’m so excited to learn this new craft and to be a Hero Club member. I hope I win.

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

August 31, 2019

I love the colors and design of this card! The different doors make this so much fun!!

Lynne Smith
Lynne Smith

August 31, 2019

Excited for this kit!

Lynne Smith
Lynne Smith

August 31, 2019

Excited for this kit!

Julie
Julie

August 31, 2019

Sometimes you see an idea and your brain starts running with it- I know just who I need to make a card for with this kit!

Jan Meredith
Jan Meredith

August 31, 2019

Love this kit!

Shannon
Shannon

August 31, 2019

The colors are fabulous! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Carol Jones
Carol Jones

August 31, 2019

Love your very cool and colorful card!

Anirudh
Anirudh

August 31, 2019

Wow! those colors are gorgeous and so is the card. Wonderful

Anirudh
Anirudh

August 31, 2019

Wow! those colors are gorgeous and so is the card. Wonderful

Jennifer Donovan
Jennifer Donovan

August 31, 2019

Thanks for sharing the ideas. So cute

Rebecca Kenny
Rebecca Kenny

August 31, 2019

Love all the colors and how you made some of the drawers look like they are open.

Kisha
Kisha

August 31, 2019

Awesome card! Kind of reminds me of an old school library catalog.

Gabriella Bell
Gabriella Bell

August 31, 2019

Oh this looks intriguing

Lagene
Lagene

August 31, 2019

Awesome peek a boo card, Love your coloring combinations!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

August 31, 2019

Oh, my gosh! How fun!? This is a great card! Already loving this new kit!

nancy f
nancy f

August 31, 2019

I can’t wait to get this kit!

Kathryn D
Kathryn D

August 31, 2019

I love the Peek-a-Boo stamps and dies – this is a great addition

Teresa Trump
Teresa Trump

August 31, 2019

What a really cool die. I love the idea of some of the “drawers” opening and having messages underneath. Interactive cards are the best!

Rachel
Rachel

August 31, 2019

What a great combination of colors. The reactive inks add that unique coloring to the peek-a-boo drawers-can’t wait!!

Lyndi Kummer
Lyndi Kummer

August 31, 2019

I love what you did with this. I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Claudia N
Claudia N

August 31, 2019

So many ideas with this file cabinet stamp and die, love the card with its bright watercolors.

Heather George
Heather George

August 31, 2019

Yay! Another peek a boo! I would love to do different colored “doors.”

Lynn C
Lynn C

August 31, 2019

Beautiful card! This will be a fun kit!

Martha Deines
Martha Deines

August 31, 2019

So excited for Halloween, love this kit.

Linda S.
Linda S.

August 31, 2019

The peek-a boo die is nice but I’m really looking forward to seeing the stamps for this kit.

Lisa H.
Lisa H.

August 31, 2019

What a cool die! I like that it’s so interactive!

Leli
Leli

August 31, 2019

I love the colors, and the “handles.” Gives me a lot of ideas. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Woendi Levitt
Woendi Levitt

August 31, 2019

Always love your kits! Excited to see the die and stamp set that created this card

Theresa Grdina
Theresa Grdina

August 31, 2019

Omgosh! This card kit was made with my name on it!!! I ❤️❤️❤️ This card!! I can’t wait to see the full reveal!!!

Marva Yem
Marva Yem

August 31, 2019

So creative, I love it. Can’t wait to try it.

Kathreb
Kathreb

August 31, 2019

What a creative die! This is a great card. Thanks for sharing 😊💜

Amy Tsuruta
Amy Tsuruta

August 31, 2019

Jayne, this is wonderful!

Kerry A.
Kerry A.

August 31, 2019

This is so fun! I love the little flaps. Great color choice!

Judy
Judy

August 31, 2019

Such a fun card and I love the peek-a-boo cabinet die!

Sharon Christian
Sharon Christian

August 31, 2019

What a fun design! My kids would love opening all those doors to see what’s under them..

sharon carder
sharon carder

August 31, 2019

This preview tells me the September MMH kit will be right up my alley and be a must have! Maybe, your card is beautiful!

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

August 31, 2019

What fun! Can’t wait to see what else is included with this stamp set.

Aimee
Aimee

August 31, 2019

The kit this month looks like so much fun. Beautiful card! Love it :-)

Toni L
Toni L

August 31, 2019

This is so creative—I do love the possibilities too!

Sue Humphreys
Sue Humphreys

August 31, 2019

What a great kit! Love this design.

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

August 31, 2019

Love this bright and cheery card! The colors are fun and the peek a boo die is awesome! So many tiny details and pretty embellishments added for a lot of interest!

Francine
Francine

August 31, 2019

What a cute die. Love the cabinet look of it.

Jess K
Jess K

August 31, 2019

I love the die, how unique! Beautiful card by Jayne.

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

August 31, 2019

Great card love the finished touches. Can’t wait to see the full kit.

SarahC
SarahC

August 31, 2019

Cute and a very clever way to use ink

Linda Nelson
Linda Nelson

August 31, 2019

Hero Arts comes thru again witha fun, clever udea!

Jeanette D
Jeanette D

August 31, 2019

OMG, Jayne, I’m really getting into this card kit and all the clever ideas. I love the use of the cabinet file that opens up .
That is so unique!

isabel z
isabel z

August 31, 2019

What a great kit! Can’t wait to see more.

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

August 31, 2019

Oh my goodness Jayne, this card is extremely creative and well done. How fun is this? I love that you have ‘hidden’ messages behind the working doors. Very well done!

Vickie Hawkins
Vickie Hawkins

August 31, 2019

Love your card! Love the colors!

Barb Limone
Barb Limone

August 31, 2019

Amazing! I love the ingenuity of the peek-a-boo window design.

Tami Barnes
Tami Barnes

August 31, 2019

I love all the bright colors! This looks like a kit I would love!

Cheryl
Cheryl

August 31, 2019

This is beautiful! I love the bold bright colors!!
Such a cool idea! I’m definitely intrigued!! I want to try making something along these lines!

Jacque
Jacque

August 31, 2019

I love this kit so much! I always love interactive cards and peek a boo messages! So fun and unique! 😍😍😍

Sam F
Sam F

August 31, 2019

This is so, so fun. Can’t wait to see more!

Daphne R
Daphne R

August 31, 2019

I really love the color scheme – I can’t wait until I have the confidence to move beyond the most basic color combinations.

Claire N
Claire N

August 31, 2019

Love this card and am already thinking up ways to use it come Christmas. I think it could be fun with a bunch of creepy crawlies for Halloween too.

Crystal
Crystal

August 31, 2019

I love the peek-a-boo I’ve idea – I have so many different ideas for using them! All those handles, labels, keys and sentiments look like a lot of fun, too…

Cindi P
Cindi P

August 31, 2019

Great background and card idea!

Kelly Bexley
Kelly Bexley

August 31, 2019

This looks so fun. I absolutely love your kits!!!!!

SUSIE NICHOLS
SUSIE NICHOLS

August 31, 2019

This looks like a fun kit!

Melodie Isreal
Melodie Isreal

August 31, 2019

What a fun and colorful card!

Vikki H
Vikki H

August 31, 2019

Darling concept and card!

Aileen Ryan
Aileen Ryan

August 31, 2019

Wow love the card, it looks amazing. Also love that there are more stamps coming out to use the peek a boo die with.

P. Harrington
P. Harrington

August 31, 2019

I am loving the peek-a-boo dies! I am finding all sorts of themes to place under the tabs, including current events!

Karen Chester
Karen Chester

August 31, 2019

Those little file drawers are so cute. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the kit looks like.

Orenda
Orenda

August 31, 2019

I love this!

Janet Sisk
Janet Sisk

August 31, 2019

Wow! What a great interactive card! I just love Hero Arts. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

Marg
Marg

August 31, 2019

Looks like this with be fun,

Madeline L
Madeline L

August 30, 2019

Love interactive cards! I’ve been playing with the Venetian neighborhood stamp and the peekaboo die this week.

Ann
Ann

August 30, 2019

Love your card Jayne. Great use of colour. You could easily turn this into a Christmas advent card.

Melinda Morgan
Melinda Morgan

August 30, 2019

I think that I would use this stamp and die set to make an Advent Calendar. If I won a kit I’d have lots of time to make a few before December!!!!

Amy M
Amy M

August 30, 2019

Fun colors. Very excited about the window boxes!

Lee Cockrum
Lee Cockrum

August 30, 2019

This kit looks like it’s going to be fantastic!! I love this card!!

Kerri S
Kerri S

August 30, 2019

I cannot wait for this kit xxxxxxx

Kerri S
Kerri S

August 30, 2019

I’m new to Hero Arts kits and I wish I had ALL of them!!

KerrynM
KerrynM

August 30, 2019

Very cute. Love the bright colours and the doors opening on your card, Jayne.

Dawn
Dawn

August 30, 2019

Love it. Hero Arts always does the unexpected.