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September My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway!

by Jayne Nelson September 01, 2017 402 Comments

Hello, we are back with another Countdown to Creativity post before launching our September My Monthly Hero Kit and add-ons on Tuesday, September 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We'll be giving away one kit on Tuesday morning, before the kit launches, so be sure to comment on every Countdown post! Now, join Jayne as she shares a pumpkin card using some of the stamps from this month's kit and an optional, add-on background stamp.

If you love everything fall, especially warm yellow sunflowers and orange pumpkins, then I think that you will adore the September My Monthly Hero Kit! This month's kit includes not only a large stamp set with images to create a beautiful, color-layered sunflower and several color-layered pumpkins, but it also includes matching dies and script sentiment stamps that can be paired with the images to create all kinds of autumn themed cards.

MMH September 2017 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

To make this card, I started by creating a standard, A2 celadon card base. Then, I trimmed a panel of white cardstock slightly smaller than the card and secured it to the card front, aligning the lower left corners. On a smaller piece of kraft paper, I embossed the wonderful, new add-on Vine Pattern Bold Prints (CG721) background stamp with Sparkle embossing powder. Similarly, I aligned the lower left corners and secured this panel to the card. Next, I embossed a sentiment from this month's kit onto a strip of pine layering paper and added it to the card above the vine patterned panel.

MMH September 2017 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

Next, on pieces of white cardstock, I used stamps from this month's kit to stamp three color-layered pumpkins with Neon Orange, Tangerine, and Just Rust inks. I also stamped three stems with Caramel and Cocoa inks. And finally, I stamped three leaves with vines using Moss and Forever Green inks. I used the matching dies to easily cut around all of the images. Then, I simply layered the die cut images and secured them to the card, trimming one pumpkin that extended beyond the card's edge. For a little shine, I also added a trio of brown gems. So, now I'm ready for fall - how about you?

MMH September 2017 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

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 of the comments left across all countdown posts and announce the winner first thing Tuesday morning, September 5th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to come back tomorrow for additional Countdown posts with more inspiration!

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Tudy Trgovac
Tudy Trgovac

September 07, 2017

Great ideas and value!

Elaine H.
Elaine H.

September 05, 2017

Great layout and color.

Betty
Betty

September 05, 2017

This kit is wonderful and your pumpkin cards made with it are great

Karen Murphy
Karen Murphy

September 05, 2017

The add on kits this month are fabulous. I want every one.

Gina
Gina

September 05, 2017

These layered pumpkins are wonderful!

FeM
FeM

September 05, 2017

Nice card.

Linda S.
Linda S.

September 05, 2017

I really like how you stamped the vines on the brown half of the card to complete your pattern. A very pretty design.

Michelle D
Michelle D

September 05, 2017

Beautiful card. Love the pumpkins!

Maye M. L.
Maye M. L.

September 05, 2017

Fantastic new approach to a classic autumn card. Can smell the autumn in the air. Cheers

Sharon Y.
Sharon Y.

September 05, 2017

Just had a thought on how to use this pumpkin kit to make this a great project for children.

Sharon Y.
Sharon Y.

September 05, 2017

Thank you for this design. It reminds me so much of my backyard pumpkin patch with pumpkins on the vine in previous years. This design inspires me to plant a patch for my children again next year.

Richard CoVarn
Richard CoVarn

September 04, 2017

I love all the layers for the pumpkins, it really makes them pop off the page.

Berina
Berina

September 04, 2017

These pumpkins are so cute!! Love the layout of your card.

Tammy W
Tammy W

September 04, 2017

Very creative, I look forward to receiving the kit.

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

September 04, 2017

These pumpkins are just adorable cant wait to use them for some goodie bags

Antoinette
Antoinette

September 04, 2017

The pumpkins are magical! I love the stems, shaped like a witches hat!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

September 04, 2017

What a cool punkin patch!

Ann K
Ann K

September 04, 2017

Like the use of kraft paper, perfect for fall…

Joy J.
Joy J.

September 04, 2017

Yay, pumpkins! Can’t wait to see the kit! Lovely card ?

MelissaF
MelissaF

September 04, 2017

LOVE these vines and pumpkin spice on your pretty fall card!

Margie Cee
Margie Cee

September 04, 2017

Hi Jane I really adore pumpkin cards and you have inspired me to be more inventive with my stamped backgrounds

Viola Leary
Viola Leary

September 04, 2017

Great colors for the pumpkins, the winding vines are so nice.

Susan R K
Susan R K

September 04, 2017

Wonderful Fall card design. Thanks for sharing. Love the colors and look of this card. Beautiful!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

September 04, 2017

Love the leaves and vines, they have a very realistic look to them.

Maureen Peterson
Maureen Peterson

September 04, 2017

Beautiful card!! I love the pumpkins and the background stamp:) Thank you for sharing.

Julie Shetler
Julie Shetler

September 04, 2017

This card reminds me of trips to the pumpkin patch

Siqi Zhou
Siqi Zhou

September 04, 2017

Yummy. Make me think about a good rich pumpkin pie!

Lynne
Lynne

September 04, 2017

Love the pumpkins!

Sheryl Kramer
Sheryl Kramer

September 04, 2017

The vine background adds so much to this card. The layering pumpkins are the nicest I’ve seen! Can’t wait to get my hands on these!

DeniseP
DeniseP

September 04, 2017

The vines are STUNNING! Love how this one was constructed!

Pam Rudzki
Pam Rudzki

September 04, 2017

I really like the embossed vine pattern & the pumpkins Jayne.

Christine Piechura
Christine Piechura

September 04, 2017

Great layout and love the colors of fall. Beautiful!

Kim McField
Kim McField

September 04, 2017

I actually have very few pumpkin stamps, so I’m really looking forward to this month’s kit!

GrammyP
GrammyP

September 04, 2017

I just love fall and this card couldn’t be more beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Lori P
Lori P

September 04, 2017

Fall is my favourite season! this kit looks beautiful.

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

September 04, 2017

Love those pumpkins with the vine background! Wonderful card!

Susan Gray
Susan Gray

September 04, 2017

Like the versatility of the vines, the pretty pumpkins and tiny hello.

Jennifer k
Jennifer k

September 04, 2017

Gorgeous card, I love all of the fall elements and colours you used. The ‘color-layered pumpkins’ look amazing, that stamp is fantastic and I love the beautiful ‘Vine Pattern Bold Prints’ background stamp, it is a stunning stamp.

jasmin alfonzo
jasmin alfonzo

September 04, 2017

Bellas calabazas y el paso a paso fenomenal. Gracias por compartir.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

September 04, 2017

This card really puts me in the Fall mood! Even though it is warm and sunny here today, Fall is coming and it’s my favorite season. These colorful pumpkins are perfect for Fall themed cards and layouts. Love Hero Arts!

Kellie
Kellie

September 04, 2017

I really like the pumpkin vine. So excited about this kit.

Michelle H
Michelle H

September 04, 2017

I am so ready for fall, but I live in Florida where cool weather doesn’t really arrive until January. But all these fall cards make me remember when I lived in New England. Great job with this card design. Love the pumpkins.

Rosanna H
Rosanna H

September 04, 2017

I like the simplicity of his card and love the layering of the pumpkins. I can’t wait to see the whole kit.

reneemilner
reneemilner

September 04, 2017

I am so ready for fall! Your card is lovely :)

Sophia Blair
Sophia Blair

September 04, 2017

I love the various layers and the way the card was put together! Brilliant design

Ro
Ro

September 04, 2017

Gorgeous card. I love the autumn colours and the background vine.
Those pumpkins are giving me ideas; add a couple of eyes and a grinning mouth in black ink and this could easily double up as a Halloween stamp set :)

Kayla
Kayla

September 04, 2017

Beautiful pumpkins!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 04, 2017

Beautiful layered pumpkins :)

Kate B
Kate B

September 03, 2017

Fantastic Fall card! The detail in the pumpkins and their vines makes it so realistic!

Jessica Lyczynski
Jessica Lyczynski

September 03, 2017

Yes!!! I love fall! Love this card too!!

Carolyn Sharkas
Carolyn Sharkas

September 03, 2017

Such a gorgeous fall card. Thanksfor sharing.

Lisa Bzibziak
Lisa Bzibziak

September 03, 2017

So pretty! That vine background… fantastic and the pumpkins are so pretty! Love it!

Sue Rhodes
Sue Rhodes

September 03, 2017

The embossed vine background is lovely!

Dawn Schindler
Dawn Schindler

September 03, 2017

Love the fall colors.

Christa M
Christa M

September 03, 2017

Love your fall theme card those pumpkins are terrific

evelyn larson
evelyn larson

September 03, 2017

Beautiful colors, what a great fall card. Thank you.

Kay S
Kay S

September 03, 2017

A very nice fall card! Colors are fall like, and the matching of background and pumpkin vines and leaves are nice!

Carolyn P
Carolyn P

September 03, 2017

Great pumpkin images. Good fall ideas.

Patt H.
Patt H.

September 03, 2017

I love all the layers & the beautifully colored pumpkins on this one. The Vine background stamp really brings it to life.

FD91354
FD91354

September 03, 2017

Love the colors used in this fall card. Excited to see the reveal.

susan r wareham
susan r wareham

September 03, 2017

Love those pumpkins

Penny Whitlock
Penny Whitlock

September 03, 2017

I really like the added dimension of the pumpkins. Thanks for sharing.

Karen P
Karen P

September 03, 2017

I need these pumpkins! Love the background too!

Leigh G
Leigh G

September 03, 2017

The daughter of a friend of mine loves pumpkins bc her birthday is in October. She will love of pumpkin bd card

karenajo
karenajo

September 03, 2017

Love this pumpkin and your great card ! Fall is in the air !

Neshia
Neshia

September 03, 2017

The pumpkins are gorgeous. I just love fall and all the colors.

Karolina K
Karolina K

September 03, 2017

Simply WOW!

sharyn davis
sharyn davis

September 03, 2017

Love the leaves and vines on the pumpkins.

Janet
Janet

September 03, 2017

So nice, what a great kit!

Gail Scott
Gail Scott

September 03, 2017

Jayne – I love the shade of the pumpkins – totally stunning creation – TFS

k prakken
k prakken

September 03, 2017

Sunflowers and pumpkins!!! I can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Lorraine
Lorraine

September 03, 2017

That is perfectly viney!

Alexandra Madison
Alexandra Madison

September 03, 2017

I love the pumpkins! Great fall card design. Nice layering.

Hannah Y
Hannah Y

September 03, 2017

Those pumpkins are so cute! Such a sweet card for fall.

JAS424
JAS424

September 03, 2017

I love the twirlies on the pumpkins. The kit and add ons, are turning out to be great one.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

September 03, 2017

Autumn/Fall is in the air with the wonderful pumpkins.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Maryjo Monterosso
Maryjo Monterosso

September 03, 2017

Beautiful fall card. Love the layout and color choices,

Anna
Anna

September 03, 2017

Yay! Pumpkins!

Colleen F
Colleen F

September 03, 2017

That vine background stamp is too cute.

ChrisO
ChrisO

September 03, 2017

Love these rich, vibrant colors.

Liz mca
Liz mca

September 03, 2017

Love those pumpkins!

Melissa Craig
Melissa Craig

September 03, 2017

These cards are so warm and beautiful.

caroleann
caroleann

September 03, 2017

Love this card and the craft paper and those orange pumpkins – great inspiration.

Lori Ritchie
Lori Ritchie

September 03, 2017

Lovely card, such realistic pumpkins!

Margaret
Margaret

September 03, 2017

Lovely card! I especially like that vine background stamp!

Karen
Karen

September 03, 2017

These pumpkins will be so fun to work with. Will be fun to combine with the sunflowers.

Cynthia Xavier
Cynthia Xavier

September 03, 2017

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins cannot get enough of them. And the vine background is awesome. Love this card

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

September 03, 2017

Wonderful card! Love those pumpkins.

Cathy
Cathy

September 03, 2017

Nice Fall colors. Great layout!!

Lynn
Lynn

September 03, 2017

I just love these pumpkins. Another cool background.

Bonnie D-D
Bonnie D-D

September 03, 2017

Love your placement and use of all different papers! Great way to use up some scraps!

Shari James
Shari James

September 03, 2017

Just love this card. The little pumpkin leaves and tendrils are so cute. It reminds me that Autumn is coming. Maybe this heat will be over.

Sabrina Radican
Sabrina Radican

September 03, 2017

Awesome layering pumpkins and fabulous card!!

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

September 03, 2017

Yes, yes, yes. I love what I am seeing from this month’s kit. Layered sunflowers and layered pumpkins are good enough all by themselves, but I LOVE THE VINES! I hardly ever order the add-ons, but I am definitely going to order the vines.

mary ann
mary ann

September 03, 2017

love that combo of colors for the pumpkins

Kathy Aguilar
Kathy Aguilar

September 03, 2017

Yeah pumpkins!! Fall is coming soon! I love pumpkins!!

Aimee
Aimee

September 03, 2017

Beautiful layered pumpkins! Love the choice of color. The brown background of vines and leaves adds depth and helps tie the card together. Beautiful!

Janet D.
Janet D.

September 03, 2017

Lovely fall card, great design!

laura whelan
laura whelan

September 03, 2017

this is beautiful!! i love that gorgeous vine background stamp!

carol
carol

September 03, 2017

The layered pumpkins are lovely; they’re one of my favourite fall image (not to mention favourite ‘flavours’…pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie…..). Your showcase: gorgeous!
~carol

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