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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83 Responses

Lorrie
Lorrie

August 30, 2019

Just in time for Christmas (advent calendar ?)

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

August 30, 2019

Great colors. Looking forward to see more of this kit!

jayn converse
jayn converse

August 30, 2019

How cute! Love the different sizes of the drawers, never thought of using ink like that on the front. Neat card!

Janna Doyscher
Janna Doyscher

August 30, 2019

I LOVE this! The colors are amazing. I’m intrigued to see more of this kit!

Jo Ann Ferguson
Jo Ann Ferguson

August 30, 2019

Really cute. I like these peek a boo dies. So much fun

Cecilia mohney
Cecilia mohney

August 30, 2019

Yay! Another peek-a-boo die! I have all the others and find lots of different ways to use them!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

August 30, 2019

Love the card idea and colors too!!! The pee-a-boo cabinet die is so fabulous and versatile.

Allie
Allie

August 30, 2019

Love it!

Susan King
Susan King

August 30, 2019

You have my attention! Can’t wait to see what the inside of the peek-a-boo windows will be!

Pam
Pam

August 30, 2019

This is such a cute, colorful idea!

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

August 30, 2019

Love it! Would make a cute card for a school librarian! Thanks for sharing!

Janet
Janet

August 30, 2019

Great card! I am so interested in these peek-a-boo dies.

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

August 30, 2019

Just darling! Excited to get the die!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

August 30, 2019

This kit looks like a lot of fun! Can’t wait for the full reveal!

Kailash
Kailash

August 30, 2019

Oh this sneak peek is intriguing, love the peek a boo die and the amazing way Jayne showcased it!

Kathy Dippner
Kathy Dippner

August 30, 2019

Very cute card! The uses for this would be incredible.

Marty Harris
Marty Harris

August 30, 2019

So very original—leave it to Hero! I’m eager to see all the sentiments.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

August 30, 2019

What a fabulous die that is and you’ve showcased it beautifully.

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

August 30, 2019

Oh now this looks very interesting and unique! I can’t wait to see more!

Dana M
Dana M

August 30, 2019

Super cool and wonderfully fun card!

Claudine Vance
Claudine Vance

August 30, 2019

I just love your card and I love the possibillities these door/window dies offer!

Heidi H
Heidi H

August 30, 2019

Love all peekaboo dies – can hardly wait to see the whole kit!!

TERRI
TERRI

August 30, 2019

I love this…but I do have a question. Do you know if this is the same peek – a boo die that works with the Christmas and window scene stamp?

Sharon O
Sharon O

August 30, 2019

Definitely a unique kit! Love this file cabinet; would be cute for Advent-type projects.

Lynnette Flagler
Lynnette Flagler

August 30, 2019

What a cool idea. Love the secret messages ides.

Kamala Alahan
Kamala Alahan

August 30, 2019

Love the peek a boo concept. Can’t wait to play with this new one!

Michele W
Michele W

August 30, 2019

You’ve certainly piqued my curiosity as to the theme of this month’s kit. :) Love the clever file cabinet design and am looking forward to seeing more designs using this kit. Thanks for sharing!

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

August 30, 2019

What a fun card! Can’t wait to see more!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

August 30, 2019

What a beautiful card! I love all the little details and the rainbow colours!

Marie T
Marie T

August 30, 2019

Just when I think you can’t possibly come up with something I don’t already have…you do it again!!!

Teri S.
Teri S.

August 30, 2019

I am so impressed with the designers at H.A. in that they have come up with yet another cool stamp set to be used with the peek-a-boo die. The variety this die offers is tremendous & I love it. What a great card with the handles, key, hinges, etc & hidden messages inside. Thanks Jayne!

Margie
Margie

August 30, 2019

Love the peek a boo concept

PHYLLIS FREESE
PHYLLIS FREESE

August 30, 2019

This drawer stamp & die set is intriguing. So many possibilities of messages to send inside.

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

August 30, 2019

This is so cute and very creative!

Lynne T
Lynne T

August 30, 2019

I love this cute card!

catharina worthington
catharina worthington

August 30, 2019

Reminds me of my matchbook collection with names of different hotels. very cute

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

August 30, 2019

What a wonderful release! Love the die with the doors…Adorable card.
Thanks so much for sharing…

Lonya H Mathys
Lonya H Mathys

August 30, 2019

This really caught my eye! Anxious for more.

E R  Wade
E R Wade

August 30, 2019

This is so cool! Great for any age/either sex. Fantastic

Marcie Sharp
Marcie Sharp

August 30, 2019

I just adore this pop-up window/door die. It is SO fun and creative!

Kim Hargis
Kim Hargis

August 30, 2019

oooh so excited to see the kit! Just love the peek-a-boo dies!!!

Ginni  DelPiano
Ginni DelPiano

August 30, 2019

What a clever idea for a card. Can’t wait to see the complete kit.

Theresa P
Theresa P

August 30, 2019

Such a clever card! Love your design. That’s a great die. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Ginni  DelPiano
Ginni DelPiano

August 30, 2019

What a clever idea for a card. Can’t wait to see the complete kit.

Sue Baker
Sue Baker

August 30, 2019

This file loving organizing former secretary is in awe of the possibilities with this kit! Please pick me!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

August 30, 2019

Ok HA, you’ve my attention, so what are you up to? ,🤔 Looks like even though the peek-a-boo theme is familiar, you are trying something completely different. I think I like it. Anxious to see more! 😃

Cheri Johnston
Cheri Johnston

August 30, 2019

I LOVE LOVE LOVE❤❤ this! I’m addicted to those peek a boo dies, just ordered the circular one! TFS!

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

August 30, 2019

Oh my word … this one looks so unique and fun! I love the little doors and handles.

Terri Bruin
Terri Bruin

August 30, 2019

That is so cute.

Dawn D Niewiadomski
Dawn D Niewiadomski

August 30, 2019

The coloring on this sample mixed with the cardstock is just genius!

Charlotte Bullock
Charlotte Bullock

August 30, 2019

Finally, a cabinet that has the possibility of holding all my card stuff. Should I win I would have the plans for a big one!! Hooray Hero Arts.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

August 30, 2019

I LOVE the colors and the interactive elements!

Teri W
Teri W

August 30, 2019

Interesting! Can’t wait to see the whole release! Beautiful card!

Carol Krup
Carol Krup

August 30, 2019

This card is intriguing. I want to see what is under the flaps. Such a unique card!

Tani K
Tani K

August 30, 2019

Love the die. What a cute card!

Maria B
Maria B

August 30, 2019

I look forward to seeing this new release. Now you’ve inspired me to go file some papers on my desk.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

August 30, 2019

This kit looks very interesting. I love the peek-a-boo cabinet die!

Sue D
Sue D

August 30, 2019

Very clever and colorful design.

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

August 30, 2019

What a fun and colorful card!

Tracy Longfellow
Tracy Longfellow

August 30, 2019

Love your card! Super cute!

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

August 30, 2019

What a beautiful and clever and peek-a-boo Card! Can’t wait to see the kit and try the reactive inks!

Felicia C
Felicia C

August 30, 2019

I just love these interactive cards! Loads of possibilities! Thank you for a wonderful interesting card.

Swati jain
Swati jain

August 30, 2019

Omg. I love the idea of this kit. And the inspirational card is just too precious!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

August 30, 2019

I’m thinking library, hidden treasures, and lots of fun for the recipient. Your card is so well thought out, and quite beautiful.

Beth
Beth

August 30, 2019

Great stamp and Die reminds me of the old card files in the library of my childhood.

Kathy J in Ellicott City
Kathy J in Ellicott City

August 30, 2019

What a great card! Love the colors!

Sherry
Sherry

August 30, 2019

Now This is Exciting!

Steffi H.
Steffi H.

August 30, 2019

This die Looks like a must have one. Endless possibilities, first thing I imagine is an Advent calendar.

Susieq
Susieq

August 30, 2019

Love this card. Looks like this is going to be an interesting card kit.

Jane
Jane

August 30, 2019

Very nice…did an awesome job

Lisa K
Lisa K

August 30, 2019

This is very different than anything I have seen. Looks like a lot of potential. Looking forward to seeing the kit!

Tammy L Davis
Tammy L Davis

August 30, 2019

This is SO cute! I love the little peek holes! It would be fun to hide photos behind all of the doors! Can’t wait to see the rest of the sneak peaks!

Patt H.
Patt H.

August 30, 2019

What a cute idea, Jayne! Love the drawer pulls & the peekaboo doors!

Claudia Anderson
Claudia Anderson

August 30, 2019

The peek-a-boo doors look so fun! Looking forward to seeing what is behind door number 2 tomorrow…

Anne
Anne

August 30, 2019

Love the colors chosen for this card. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win. If so, I could see myself using this kit quite a bit.

DebraC
DebraC

August 30, 2019

This is adorable and genius. LOVE the cabinet pulls/handles. Oh, the possibilities for this theme! I immediately thought of the Dewy Decimal System, lol.

Em
Em

August 30, 2019

This peek has my curiosity piqued!

Teri Frank
Teri Frank

August 30, 2019

That’s an awesome looking die! Great card using it.

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

August 30, 2019

Love the peek-a-boo doors.

Eva
Eva

August 30, 2019

That looks amazing! Just curious how the whole Kit looks like!

Joy Smith
Joy Smith

August 30, 2019

What a clever way to use the peek-a-boo panel…….to leave some closed with messages on the top. I will have to try that with the ones I already own. Thanks for always showing us new ways to use products that are new and also from our stash.

Donna
Donna

August 30, 2019

What a fun card! I love the colors and all of the little details.

Helen Potter
Helen Potter

August 30, 2019

I love this colourful rainbow cabinet card. Absolutely beautiful xo

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