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

evelyn larson
evelyn larson

September 03, 2017

I love summer, then fall. I love the fall colors and cooler weather. This card is so beautiful. I wish we had summer and fall all the time.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

September 03, 2017

Love the embossing with the Delicate Petals Stencil! Makes a great background for your beautiful card!

Patt H.
Patt H.

September 03, 2017

Beautiful! Love the pretty colors & the embossed background is the perfect touch!

fd91354
fd91354

September 03, 2017

Love the lighter day colors of this card. Love these pumpkins. Hmm.. hope the kit has more than a few pumpkins and a sunflower :)

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

September 03, 2017

Your card has a down home feel to it that is comforting. Love it!

Caitlin
Caitlin

September 03, 2017

So excited for this kit! LOVE fall :)

Julia Longtin
Julia Longtin

September 03, 2017

Lovely!

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

September 03, 2017

I love the embossed background on this card.

Penny Whitlock
Penny Whitlock

September 03, 2017

What a cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Sabrinna
Sabrinna

September 03, 2017

love anything pumpkin!! I don’t like that it’s getting cold, but i sure love pumpkin stuff, pies, lattes, breads…. yummmm!

susan r wareham
susan r wareham

September 03, 2017

Love Autumn Looks great so far

Emmie W
Emmie W

September 03, 2017

Ahhhh, to have every tool at my fingertips to make such great designs. This card screams “Autumn is coming”!

Sherri
Sherri

September 03, 2017

I am really liking these pumpkins. Cannot wait to see whole kit.

Stef White
Stef White

September 03, 2017

So pretty. I really love the texture you have created here.

Stephanie in Corralitos
Stephanie in Corralitos

September 03, 2017

I love your card.

Christy M
Christy M

September 03, 2017

Very beautiful. I like the embossing on the background to add interest but still keep it simple.

Alice
Alice

September 03, 2017

The stencil adds nice texture , pretty card .

Nancy Hinojosa
Nancy Hinojosa

September 03, 2017

Great card. I like the different pumpkin colors.

Leigh G
Leigh G

September 03, 2017

Love the embossed cardstock.. Reminds me of pumpkins seeds which get planted in April and harvested in October.

karenajo
karenajo

September 03, 2017

Great card – these pumpkins are awesome. Love your idea of using the stencil to add texture to the background – perfect with your pumpkins !

Brenda
Brenda

September 03, 2017

Such a sweet card!

Angela Peterson
Angela Peterson

September 03, 2017

Last month was my first purchase from Hero Arts. I am a new stamper and when I saw Hero Arts I feel in love automatically.

Karolina K
Karolina K

September 03, 2017

Great looking pumpkins! ;)

Cassie D
Cassie D

September 03, 2017

The pumpkins looks great- getting me in the mood for fall! Love your card

Joanne Lowe
Joanne Lowe

September 03, 2017

I love that embossed background with your stencil, it is beautiful and adds some great textural interest on this fall card.

Kathy h
Kathy h

September 03, 2017

The pumpkins look so cool! Looks like another awesome kit!

Alie Trujillo
Alie Trujillo

September 03, 2017

Nice and bright Autum Card, simple yet elegant!

Gretchen n
Gretchen n

September 03, 2017

Wonderful card! I really like how you embossed with the stencil.

Shannon Fralish
Shannon Fralish

September 03, 2017

Love how you incorporated the tag and card — so pretty!

Jean G
Jean G

September 03, 2017

Lovely card. So perfect for many fall occasions. Love the simple background!

Eileen Mikos
Eileen Mikos

September 03, 2017

I love the use of the tag on this card. This will make very nice place cards for fall festivities!

KimMJ
KimMJ

September 03, 2017

Love the pumpkins, beautiful card! The moo rock cardstock adds a great texture to it. Love it

Carol K
Carol K

September 03, 2017

this kit is looking to be awesome …. so enjoy Fall cards

sharyn davis
sharyn davis

September 03, 2017

Love the colors used on the pumpkins. Great tag!

Janet
Janet

September 03, 2017

Michelle never disappoints! Gorgeous!

Linda E
Linda E

September 03, 2017

So pretty! Looks like a fabulous kit!

k prakken
k prakken

September 03, 2017

Lovely, fall card. Love that you used a stencil for embossing.

Karen L K
Karen L K

September 03, 2017

Love those layered pumpkins!

Golda
Golda

September 03, 2017

This is great, but the part that really stands out to me is the embossed background. Love the look of that.

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

September 03, 2017

Love the embossed background!

Christine
Christine

September 03, 2017

Pumpkins and so simple. Great card.

Gail Scott
Gail Scott

September 03, 2017

Michelle – I am a pumpkin NUT when it comes to Fall – love your creation here – so beautiful – TFS

Lorraine
Lorraine

September 03, 2017

I love that embossed background.

Nancy Deffner
Nancy Deffner

September 03, 2017

Nice card. I like the colors and use of the tag.

JAS424
JAS424

September 03, 2017

I like the flow that the pumpkin stem has

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

September 03, 2017

Ahhh Pumpkins! Such a beautiful range of autumnal colours to choose from, in New Zealand we even have deepgreen skinned ones with the most beautiful deep orange flesh inside. Can’t wait to play with these stamps (though it’s spring here! Lol)

Kim Hund
Kim Hund

September 03, 2017

Beautiful. I am enjoying seeing the use of tags on card designs. Love the petals stencil. So delicate.

Sandy Dasai
Sandy Dasai

September 03, 2017

Simple and sweet, such a beautiful card.

 Maryjo Monterosso
Maryjo Monterosso

September 03, 2017

Clean, simple and stunning. Great card.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

September 03, 2017

Like the pumpkins with the tag layering arrangement.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Janet Ingraham
Janet Ingraham

September 03, 2017

Love how you used the stencil for embossing background and the pumpkin tag!

Abby
Abby

September 03, 2017

Nice card.

Alexandra Madison
Alexandra Madison

September 03, 2017

Lovely card! Your crisp design is the perfect background for the realistic pumpkins.

Anna
Anna

September 03, 2017

Love the pumpkins.

Lauren
Lauren

September 03, 2017

Beautiful! I love the delicate background. It’s just the right touch!

Milene Tiberius
Milene Tiberius

September 03, 2017

What a gorgeous background you create with that stencil! Love these pumpkins tons and tons ❤

Colleen F
Colleen F

September 03, 2017

Sweet card, love everything about it!

3 Happy Critters
3 Happy Critters

September 03, 2017

I really like the embossed background.

BarbaraJean
BarbaraJean

September 03, 2017

Your card is great. I especially like the stenciled background.

ChrisO
ChrisO

September 03, 2017

Love this card, the background really adds to it! This kit is looking better at every sneak peek.

Marjorie DUMONTIER
Marjorie DUMONTIER

September 03, 2017

WoW !! This is a great stencil !! And a lovely card.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

September 03, 2017

I never would have thought to put a tag on a card! Cute idea…I really like it.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

September 03, 2017

Love the use of the tag.
the shading on the pumpkins
gives them so much depth.
thanks for sharing.

ShariW
ShariW

September 03, 2017

This is so cute! I would love to know how you embossed your panel with a STENCIL!

Liz mca
Liz mca

September 03, 2017

This looks like it is a great kit for fall!

Dottie B
Dottie B

September 03, 2017

I get so inspired when others expand my way of thinking about using materials. I really like that you attached a tag to a card. It adds such an interesting appearance! Thanks!

Melissa Craig
Melissa Craig

September 03, 2017

The embossed piece did add a lot of interest to this simple, but lovely card. The tag looks handpainted.

Lani
Lani

September 03, 2017

Love the embossed background!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

September 03, 2017

Adorable pumpkins.
I like the use of the tag on card!

Patty Beers
Patty Beers

September 03, 2017

I love your idea using the tag on an embossed background. Very striking.

Jo
Jo

September 03, 2017

Michelle this is super cute… just the perfect touch of color on a nice CAS style card. I really love the pumpkins and the colors you chose. Very pretty!
Hugs,
Jo in Jersey

margie
margie

September 03, 2017

I like tags.

caroleann
caroleann

September 03, 2017

I think I am liking these – a lot!!!!

Judy
Judy

September 03, 2017

What? You can run stencils through a die cut machine? Fab.

Elise Smith
Elise Smith

September 03, 2017

Very pretty! I didn’t know you could emboss with stencils.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

September 03, 2017

Wonderful fall inspired project, love this collection!

Patti G
Patti G

September 03, 2017

I just love the simplicity of this card!!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

September 03, 2017

Love all the fall inspiration!

Karen
Karen

September 03, 2017

Simple yet effective and stylish design!

Eva S
Eva S

September 03, 2017

Cute card!

Sue LD
Sue LD

September 03, 2017

Wonderful pumpkins and I like the background.

Margaret
Margaret

September 03, 2017

This is lovely! I especially like the petals background, and thanks for the tip about running stencils through a die cut machine!

Kat4
Kat4

September 03, 2017

Love the sunflowers! Can’t wait to use them.

Lori Ritchie
Lori Ritchie

September 03, 2017

Lovely texture on the pumpkins and love the textured background!

SarahC
SarahC

September 03, 2017

Lovely Fall and Thanksgiving card. I learn so much from these blogs. TFS

Peg
Peg

September 03, 2017

The fall ideas are so inspiring! Can not wait to see the new kit as it looks like a great one!

Pat from sd
Pat from sd

September 03, 2017

Very very pretty. Getting excited for fall with all the inspiration from the team.

Ann
Ann

September 03, 2017

Gorgeous colors and design.

Krissie
Krissie

September 03, 2017

Wow, I’m loving all the wonderful inspiration from al the designers for this kit. Looks awesome.

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

September 03, 2017

Beautiful fall card!

Starqueen
Starqueen

September 03, 2017

What a lovely autumn card…great little details finish it beautifully! Looking forward to the big reveal!??

Migna Gimarino
Migna Gimarino

September 03, 2017

Cute card

Patty
Patty

September 03, 2017

Such a beautiful card!

cheri
cheri

September 03, 2017

Love the tag-style and the stamp. It’s helping me get into the Fall season as I’m not ready for summer to be over yet!

Carol Godfrey
Carol Godfrey

September 03, 2017

Beautiful card love the background can’t wait for Halloween

Linda M
Linda M

September 03, 2017

Our favorite season of year in Northern New England! September ’s kit looks like it will be a favorite too. Already a big fan of the pumpkin stamps.

Debbie
Debbie

September 03, 2017

Fall colors are great for card making
beautiful card

Velvet
Velvet

September 03, 2017

very cute pumpkins, and I like the subtle embossed background.

Colleen halpern
Colleen halpern

September 03, 2017

Fall is definitely in the air!

Linda
Linda

September 03, 2017

Love the combination of the embossed background and the tag on the card. Sometimes less is clearly more. :)