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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

SandyK
SandyK

August 30, 2019

This is so neat, can’t wait to see the rest of the kit! Beautiful rainbow.

Christa Aldrich
Christa Aldrich

August 30, 2019

this looks really interesting! cant wait to see the whole kit!

Christa N Hamilton
Christa N Hamilton

August 30, 2019

This is so cute! I love the pockets the die creates for hidden messages or fun treats. Thanks for the sneek peak!

RosieJ
RosieJ

August 30, 2019

Oh this is a great die to use for every occasion. It will be perfect for birthdays, Christmas, Halloween, Just A Note as examples. Love this die.

Abby
Abby

August 30, 2019

Very fun stamp!

Barbara Kohn
Barbara Kohn

August 30, 2019

I love the diecut doors with the pulls that reveal secret messages!

Glenna Raidt
Glenna Raidt

August 30, 2019

Love, Love it

BLawson
BLawson

August 30, 2019

I can’t wait to see more! I love the all the little boxes.

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

August 30, 2019

The cabinet die is so visually appealing with the different sizes! I can imagine so many different options with this!

Mary D
Mary D

August 30, 2019

Love the uniqueness of this card/ piece of art! Looking forward to seeing the September kit.

Nancy G
Nancy G

August 30, 2019

Such a clever idea. Love the widows!

Melanie Parnell
Melanie Parnell

August 30, 2019

Wow! What a fun card.

Julie
Julie

August 30, 2019

This looks really fun! Will there be more stamps to go with this die?

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

August 30, 2019

The card cabinet stamp makes me swoon. I want this kit. This is like my “2019” kit, the kit to have!

Sharon Lumadue
Sharon Lumadue

August 30, 2019

Love the little drawers- such a cute and different concept. I look forward to the release.

Mink
Mink

August 30, 2019

This is a great kit – I love its versatility.

Charmaine
Charmaine

August 30, 2019

What a fun and unique card! Looking forward to more inspiration!!!

Vivian Carden
Vivian Carden

August 30, 2019

Looking forward to the Sept launch. First time on your site!!

Vyvyann
Vyvyann

August 30, 2019

This looks like it’s going to be such a fun kit!

Sherry107
Sherry107

August 30, 2019

Love the colors and the possibilities!

Mary-Anne V
Mary-Anne V

August 30, 2019

I love this rainbow coloured dimensional cabinets!

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

August 30, 2019

Loving this card and really looking forward to seeing this entire kit!

margie j travers
margie j travers

August 30, 2019

looks like this will be fun
Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

August 30, 2019

What a cool project! Looking forward to more sneak peeks!

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

August 30, 2019

So many possibilities with that die!! Thanks for sharing.

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

August 30, 2019

Looks like a fun card to make and to receive.

Margery C
Margery C

August 30, 2019

What fun to look under the file doors to see what’s inside. A “Rest-of-the season” advent calendar. A Halloween Advent perhaps…

Twylla Smith
Twylla Smith

August 30, 2019

I adore the peek-a-boo type dies, never can have too many.

Karrie J Lasater
Karrie J Lasater

August 30, 2019

Such a cute bright card design and layout! I cant wait to see this whole kit!!

Karrie J Lasater
Karrie J Lasater

August 30, 2019

This is so bright and colorful! I cant wait to see the whole kit! Such a cute card design!!

Mary in Wausau WI
Mary in Wausau WI

August 30, 2019

This month looks like one to get excited about!!!

Joyce Mehrberg
Joyce Mehrberg

August 30, 2019

Wow, I love this card

Joyce Mehrberg
Joyce Mehrberg

August 30, 2019

Wow, I love this card

Bonnie King
Bonnie King

August 30, 2019

Peek-a-boo? Peek-a-awesome!!! I love this. So excited to see more!!

Jenrescuemama
Jenrescuemama

August 30, 2019

Love this set especially with the perk-a-Boo die. Can’t wait!

Amelia
Amelia

August 30, 2019

Love the rainbow on this card.

Andrea B
Andrea B

August 30, 2019

I love the rainbow colors and sequins. This card makes me so excited to see the whole kit!

Patricia
Patricia

August 30, 2019

That looks amazing. I would totally love a cabinet like that. Great card!

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

August 30, 2019

I have this die! I love how hero arts make it usable for lots of dies!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

August 30, 2019

Are you kidding me right now, I’m already in LOVE with this kit!!

janice weigand
janice weigand

August 30, 2019

Love, love Hero Arts.. One day I will come to visit the shop in Richmond.

Kyra Sanders
Kyra Sanders

August 30, 2019

What fun!

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 30, 2019

These little window boxes promise so many possibilities. I greatly anticipate.

Greta H
Greta H

August 30, 2019

So fun & super creative!

Helen K
Helen K

August 30, 2019

This looks like a super fun kit, would love this one.

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

August 30, 2019

Love, love, love the rainbow color pallet. This kit looks like so much fun! I’m sure it has endless possibilities!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

August 30, 2019

I love the colors, so bright! I am loving all these peek-a-boo dies Hero has been releasing. they are so fun to make and fun for the person receiving the card.

Deneil P
Deneil P

August 30, 2019

This is so cool! Love the hidden doors!!

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

August 30, 2019

Such a cute card!

Cheryl Barrios
Cheryl Barrios

August 30, 2019

I just retired from teaching at the end of June and began my new life hobby of card-making. This covers both. I’m so excited about this Hero kit and the ties to both of my lives!

Annemiek Ritzema
Annemiek Ritzema

August 30, 2019

gorgeous rainbow colors, love the doors, the design, your creative interpertation <3

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

August 30, 2019

This card is so clever! and you’re right, so many possibilities with that peek-a-boo die!

Carole Renneker
Carole Renneker

August 30, 2019

Awesome card. Love peek a boo dies! I can hardly wait for the rest of the set. Thanks for sharing.

Anang
Anang

August 30, 2019

It’s so interesting how you’ve used a vertical layout for this card, I would’ve never thought of it! Very nice 😍😁

Rachel W
Rachel W

August 30, 2019

I really like this card. So many fun ways to embellish it. I’m excited to see the kit release!

jill
jill

August 30, 2019

thank you for the chance to win i know i will never get pick it just nice to see the prizes

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

August 30, 2019

awesome card

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

August 30, 2019

Another great peek-a-boo card! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Joseph Bickerton
Joseph Bickerton

August 30, 2019

Hmm! I’m intrigued as to what this months theme is?

Rose Mary Smalley
Rose Mary Smalley

August 30, 2019

What a fun new die. I have a lot of mini stamp images that would fit inside those cute little cabinet windows. Love it !!!
I cannot wait to see what other goodies are inside the new kit. Thank you for this great sneak peak. Great job Jayne!!!!
Thank you so much…..have an awesome weekend!!!

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

August 30, 2019

Now I’m really curious about this kit! Love the card and love office supplies!

Jen S
Jen S

August 30, 2019

I love library drawers. This is perfect!

Rebecca Hawkins
Rebecca Hawkins

August 30, 2019

What is this? Something very different! Can’t wait to see it all.

LeAnn Garvin
LeAnn Garvin

August 30, 2019

I like this kit!, well so far anyway : )

Kaylene
Kaylene

August 30, 2019

Such a neat idea. Love all the little doors, and the cut sentiments.

Cheri Browning
Cheri Browning

August 30, 2019

This card is so cute! I’ve been wondering about trying a peek a book die, I hope I win the Sep Card Kit. Love the added sequins, I can’t wait to see more …

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

August 30, 2019

Beautiful use of form and colors

Marjorie A Opgenorth
Marjorie A Opgenorth

August 30, 2019

What a fun kit! So many possibilities!

Paula DuVander
Paula DuVander

August 30, 2019

Love the cabinet die!

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

August 30, 2019

Cute card! Love the fun of hiding messages.

Mary Beth
Mary Beth

August 30, 2019

Peek-a-boo, I love you! I can hear my granddaughter’s little voice now! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Deborah Mattingly
Deborah Mattingly

August 30, 2019

I love the peek-a-boo cabinet die. It looks like the kit will be a must have.

Terri
Terri

August 30, 2019

Love peek-a-boo cards! Excellent card.

Allison Grant
Allison Grant

August 30, 2019

I love playing with my stamps and dies. Watch out bank account you will be getting very small very soon.

Kendra
Kendra

August 30, 2019

These dies are my absolute favorite. I am so excited you are releasing another one!

Lori Roberson
Lori Roberson

August 30, 2019

“Peek-a-Boo” with secret messages…. I absolutely love this type of stamp and die set. What a beautiful colorful card. I can’t wait for this release.

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

August 30, 2019

I’ve been wanting to try a peek-a-boo die! I can’t wait to see what the rest of the kit looks like!

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

August 30, 2019

All the little drawers are cool.

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

August 30, 2019

All the little drawers are cool.

Jan Meredith
Jan Meredith

August 30, 2019

I’ve been wanting a peek a boo die. Can’t wait!!

Vickie Hawkins
Vickie Hawkins

August 30, 2019

Love, love your card!!!!

Michele
Michele

August 30, 2019

WOW!!! That is just too cute!!! Love it!! :)

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

August 30, 2019

What a fun, unique concept. Beautiful card. I can’t wait to see more of this kit.

Barbara M.
Barbara M.

August 30, 2019

Wow! this looks like so much fun!

Kelly Kennedy
Kelly Kennedy

August 30, 2019

Wow! That is a spectacular card!

Jodi Thompson
Jodi Thompson

August 30, 2019

Holy Moly!!! This is great, I am obsessed with the peek a boo stamps and dies! I love the colors.

Julie Lutz
Julie Lutz

August 30, 2019

Looks like a fun card

Debra J Maurer
Debra J Maurer

August 30, 2019

These are so cute! Can’t wait to try them. So many little ideas!

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

August 30, 2019

You guys are so inventive. I might just need this.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

August 30, 2019

What a cute set! I love the pull out idea.

Lee
Lee

August 30, 2019

Very creative! I love those bright colors!

Gail Archuleta
Gail Archuleta

August 30, 2019

I just LOVE these stamps & does ! The little doors hold big surprises!! I’ve collected your other versions and can’t wait for this one!!

Tracy Ackerley
Tracy Ackerley

August 30, 2019

I love the colors and all the surprise messages!

LMY
LMY

August 30, 2019

Wow, what a creative card, love it!

Elizabeth Rojas
Elizabeth Rojas

August 30, 2019

I think this wonderful! I love it!

Cyndee S.
Cyndee S.

August 30, 2019

Just the perfect card for the start of the school year or for a teacher card. It reminds me of school lockers.

Leslie Spring
Leslie Spring

August 30, 2019

Love love love what I’m seeing! Thank you for all you do!
Emily Henry
Emily Henry

August 30, 2019

I love this. It can be used for both men and women, depending on color. I’m thinking of my attorney friend at the moment. He would love this.

Ashley Nicole Baker
Ashley Nicole Baker

August 30, 2019

I’m so excited! I’m already in love with this kit. This card is adorable.

Audrey Joy Rollins
Audrey Joy Rollins

August 30, 2019

I would love to win this kit. I love all of Hero Arts products, Especially the Hero hues reactive inks.