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September My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway!

by Michelle Short September 03, 2017 381 Comments

We are back with another look at the September My Monthly Hero release! The kit will be available on Tuesday, September 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We'll be sharing ideas for using the main kit and the optional add-on products all weekend long, so stay tuned for more inspiration! Now let's join Michelle, who is sharing another look at the fabulous main kit, available on Tuesday!

Hello there, what a fabulous kit this month! I absolutely love the autumnal feel to it. The stamp set is filled with wonderful images but I decided to use the pumpkins for my card today. I love that you can create them using a number of different colour combinations for lots of different looks.

I started off by stamping the pumpkins using various shades of yellow ink. For the smaller ones I used Butter Bar, Orange Soda and Pumpkin Pie. The larger one uses Butter Bar, Pumpkin Pie and Cup O' Joe. These were then fussy cut out with scissors. I cut one of the tags from the Tag Infinity Dies set and blended over Stormy Sky Distress ink. I then splattered over some water for a little interest. The sentiment was stamped in the top right with Intense Black Ink. The pumpkins were added to the tag with foam tape.

I took a piece of the Moonrock Cardstock from the kit (this has a lovely rustic look to it) and ran this through my die cutting machine with the Delicate Petals Stencil. This embossed the piece and gave some interest to it. I added this to a white A2 card base and then added the tag on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added natural twine through the top of the tag. I also added two sequins from the Champagne Mix and one pearl.

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, 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!

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100 Responses

Jeanie Mundy
Jeanie Mundy

September 07, 2017

I love the colors of fall. I can’t wait to work with this kit! Thank you for some great ideas!

Linda Miltzow
Linda Miltzow

September 05, 2017

Looking forward to putting pumpkins in my flower beds…and on my cards! What a pretty, but subtle background, too…

Jane Rakonczay
Jane Rakonczay

September 05, 2017

Love the use of a tag with your card and the embossed background.

Betty K
Betty K

September 05, 2017

I love your use of the kit the pumpkins would be great for fall and Holloween. Kit has so many items in it.

Karen Murphy
Karen Murphy

September 05, 2017

Nothing says fall like pumpkins! Love the use of them on this card.

Jackie P.
Jackie P.

September 05, 2017

Beautiful card!!

Gina
Gina

September 05, 2017

These fun layered pumpkins make me ready for cooler weather and more paper crafting!

Michelle D.
Michelle D.

September 05, 2017

Beautiful simple clean card. Love it!

Maye M. L.
Maye M. L.

September 05, 2017

Michelle, the layering of textures in this card is superb. Love the understated rustic effect in this elegant card. Cheers

Richard CoVarn
Richard CoVarn

September 04, 2017

I am so glad we have a couple different size pumpkins to choose from in the set.

Teddy C
Teddy C

September 04, 2017

This kit makes me long for cool nights and hot cider! So pretty.

Margery c
Margery c

September 04, 2017

Looking forward to making some pumpkin cards with the new kit.

Teddy C
Teddy C

September 04, 2017

This kit makes me long for cool nights and hot cider! So pretty.

Ann K
Ann K

September 04, 2017

Love using the stencil for embossing…

Samantha sloop
Samantha sloop

September 04, 2017

I sure hope it’s a 2 step stamp set! I love using awkward color combinations! Awesome card!

Tammy W
Tammy W

September 04, 2017

I love this card, it gives me ideas on how to make cards with some tags I colored. Beautiful!!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

September 04, 2017

I am super excited for fall themed set

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

September 04, 2017

Very nice card!

Antoinette
Antoinette

September 04, 2017

Beautiful card!
D.Ann C
D.Ann C

September 04, 2017

That embossed background goes perfect with these pumpkins… looks like seeds!!

Derrica Brown
Derrica Brown

September 04, 2017

Beautiful CAS card!

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

September 04, 2017

Love the look of the delicate background with the petal stencil.

Viola Leary
Viola Leary

September 04, 2017

What kind of embossing folder is that? It’s cool. Popped up tag is a great idea too.

Maureen Peterson
Maureen Peterson

September 04, 2017

I do love these pumpkins!! Can’t wait to see this kit!! Thank you for sharing :)

Joy J.
Joy J.

September 04, 2017

Can’t wait to see this kit!

Margie Cee
Margie Cee

September 04, 2017

What a great way to use a tag with wonderful pumpkins on a very simple but effective card Thanks so much Michelle

MelissaF
MelissaF

September 04, 2017

Love the embossed stencil background, subtle with lovely texture, on your pretty pumpkin card.

Kathy
Kathy

September 04, 2017

I love the fall colors and the pumpkins!

Susan R K
Susan R K

September 04, 2017

Love the time of the year, when the frost is on the pumpkin! Thanks for sharing was a beautiful fall card design. Can’t wait to see the full release.

Tania
Tania

September 04, 2017

Lovely card!

Juana vega
Juana vega

September 04, 2017

Love the pumpkins, they have a very realistic twist to them.

chark
chark

September 04, 2017

this is so pretty with all the white space and soft coloring!

Katarina Frejd
Katarina Frejd

September 04, 2017

Beautiful card, gorgeous colours.

Julie Shetler
Julie Shetler

September 04, 2017

Very fall feel to your card I love it

Siqi Zhou
Siqi Zhou

September 04, 2017

Nice and clean. Love the color combo for the pumpkins

Chrissy
Chrissy

September 04, 2017

Eep! This gives me inspiration to make a card right now! :-D Can’t wait for this kit!

Lynne
Lynne

September 04, 2017

I love putting pumpkins in my fall art!

Alison Pecoul
Alison Pecoul

September 04, 2017

The background is amazing!

ashley shaffer
ashley shaffer

September 04, 2017

it ships on my bday and i can’t wait!

Sheryl Kramer
Sheryl Kramer

September 04, 2017

Love the layered pumpkins! The embossed background adds a dynamic look, while keeping the pumpkins the stars of the card!

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

September 04, 2017

Very pretty card. I like the use of the tag and the embossed background.

DeniseP
DeniseP

September 04, 2017

I love these layered pumpkins!!

Pam Rudzki
Pam Rudzki

September 04, 2017

Love the pumpkins & the layout Michelle.

Cha
Cha

September 04, 2017

Love the combination of the tag onto the card. I can’t wait to see more ideas!

Kim McField
Kim McField

September 04, 2017

I love the look of the embossed paper. It reminds me of pumpkin seeds!

Maxine K.
Maxine K.

September 04, 2017

I would just love to buy every single thing!! I wish I was rich so I could!!

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

September 04, 2017

Great card love using the stencil for embossing.

GrammyP
GrammyP

September 04, 2017

Just love your pumpkin card! Visited our county fair this past week where the winning pumpkin weighed in at over 1200lbs.! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

Stephanie T
Stephanie T

September 04, 2017

The Delicate Petals Stencil is the perfect background for this card.

Christine Piechura
Christine Piechura

September 04, 2017

Very nice and simplistic card with interesting textures.

Elena Pham
Elena Pham

September 04, 2017

I can’t get enough of these pumpkins. They’re beautiful.

Terri C.
Terri C.

September 04, 2017

I love this kit. It makes me look forward to Autumn!

Michele
Michele

September 04, 2017

Love the different color combinations for your pumpkins. Thanks for the inspiration.

Susan Gray
Susan Gray

September 04, 2017

I like having the option of pumpkins instead of just jack o lanterns.

Jennifer Kalbfleisch
Jennifer Kalbfleisch

September 04, 2017

Your card is beautiful, I think the embossed background really looks fantastic and I am loving the pumpkin stamps!

jasmin alfonzo
jasmin alfonzo

September 04, 2017

Me gusta la combinación de colores y el tag espectacular.

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

September 04, 2017

Pumpkins!! Swoon!

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

September 04, 2017

That’s a nice pumpkin group. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Lynn
Lynn

September 04, 2017

PUMPKINS, can’t get more autumnal than that!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

September 04, 2017

These pumpkins look rustic and gorgeous!!

Kathy S
Kathy S

September 04, 2017

Love all the texture and little details on this card

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

September 04, 2017

This card has it all-lovely textured background, warm Fall pumpkins, and a sweet tag with twine! Love the clean and elegant look of this project!

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

September 04, 2017

Looking great , can’t wait !

Cindy Hanson
Cindy Hanson

September 04, 2017

Lovely card and background. I want a good look at those pumpkins!

Barbara Howell
Barbara Howell

September 04, 2017

That is a beautiful fall card. I love the idea of using a stencil to emboss the card front. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra Resendiz
Sandra Resendiz

September 04, 2017

Oh I want the Delicate Petal Stencil, lovely card, and fun way to use and stencil.

Bev
Bev

September 04, 2017

Love the use of a stencil for a subtle background. Thanks for sharing your “autumn greetings”.

Celeste Goff
Celeste Goff

September 04, 2017

What a gorgeous card! Love the embossed background and that gorgeous tag!

Barb Chmura
Barb Chmura

September 04, 2017

Lovely card!

Marty
Marty

September 04, 2017

Subtle, lovely card!

P Debano
P Debano

September 04, 2017

Love the look of the ideas for ’this kit
Pumpkin s tell fall is here

Kellie
Kellie

September 04, 2017

I really like the “realness” of the pumpkin images :).

reneemilner
reneemilner

September 04, 2017

I love pumpkins and all the fall colors—this card is lovely and captures autumn so well! :)

Susan King
Susan King

September 04, 2017

I just love these pumpkins they are so life like! Love the card

Rosanna H
Rosanna H

September 04, 2017

I never thought to use the stencil as you did. I really like the fall colors.

Sophia Blair
Sophia Blair

September 04, 2017

Such a pretty card, loving the pumpkins

Claudia N
Claudia N

September 04, 2017

Beautiful card! Love the Autumn feel to it!

Thalia
Thalia

September 04, 2017

Very pretty card. I like the color combination.

Amy Brennick
Amy Brennick

September 04, 2017

these colors remind me of a “crisp” afternoon, bright sky and colorful pumpkins! <3

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

September 04, 2017

Love the pumpkins and the stencil background. Very versatile design!

Jane
Jane

September 04, 2017

Best time of the year….off to the pumpking patch…apple cider…carmel apples …the smell of leaves…so awesome

Linda Griffin
Linda Griffin

September 04, 2017

So close now…..exciting…..

Teri W
Teri W

September 04, 2017

Adorable pumpkins!

Ro
Ro

September 04, 2017

Another goregous card. I especially love the embossed backgroud

Kayla
Kayla

September 04, 2017

Especially love the background with this one!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 04, 2017

Beautiful card :) The embossed background is really appealing!

Lisa
Lisa

September 03, 2017

I had no idea you can run the stencils through die cut machine. Love the tip and the card.

Toni
Toni

September 03, 2017

Like the coloring on the pumpkins and the embossed stencil background.

Kate B
Kate B

September 03, 2017

Gorgeous background for your pretty card!

Tina
Tina

September 03, 2017

Fabulous! I love the texture! So pretty!

Jessica Lyczynski
Jessica Lyczynski

September 03, 2017

Love this so much!! Can’t wait to see the rest. nicknatewes@msn.com

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

September 03, 2017

Pumpkins and snowflakes. What else could a girl want

Patti Rosenthal
Patti Rosenthal

September 03, 2017

I love the simplicity of the card, the embossed background, and the color splash provided by the pumpkins. Nice!

Lisa Bzibziak
Lisa Bzibziak

September 03, 2017

This is a great card! Love that pumpkin and the background … how cool that you embossed with the stencil..

Carolyn Sharkas
Carolyn Sharkas

September 03, 2017

This is such a warm card. Love the colors and the pumpkins, ad the subtle background. Thanks for sharing.

Annie Collins
Annie Collins

September 03, 2017

I love how clean and simple your card is yet, it has so much detail. Lovely!!

Kitty Tatman
Kitty Tatman

September 03, 2017

I love the background! I would’ve never thought to use a stencil to emboss. Must try!

Barbara O
Barbara O

September 03, 2017

Sometimes simple looks so beautiful! Love this card!

Christa M
Christa M

September 03, 2017

Love this have to remember to emboss with stencils and to use tag dies for other things beside tags.

M Engstrom
M Engstrom

September 03, 2017

Love the moonrock card stock, very interesting texture.

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