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September My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Michelle Short August 31, 2019 354 Comments

Hello! We are continuing the countdown to the release of the September My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Tuesday, September 3rd at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We will be here all weekend, sharing inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Michelle for another look at this fabulous kit! She's giving you a look at a die from the kit that we haven't show yet.

As soon as I saw the kit this month, I fell in love with the 'happy halloween' word die and thought it would be fun to have a spider hanging off it. Although I am not a fan of spiders in real life, they do say Halloween to me!

Happy Halloween by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off by die cutting the word five times from Dove White Cardstock. I took one of the die cuts and blended inks on to it in fun Halloween colours. I used Creamsicle Reactive Ink at the top, followed by Grape Slush Reactive Ink in the middle and Intens-ified Black at the bottom. I sprayed the die cut with White Iridescent Shimmer Spray and set it aside to dry. 

Happy Halloween by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took a  5.25" x 4" panel of Dove White Cardstock and stamped the spider from the main kit stamp set on top using Intens-ified Black Ink. I then drew a line above for the web using a black multi-liner pen and a ruler. I felt that the panel was a little too plain so I grabbed my scoring board and a bone folder and debossed some lines in to the panel. Although these are not the same shape as spider's webs, I thought they added to the look. 

Happy Halloween by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

The panel was added to a Dove White Top Folding Card with foam tape. I then stacked up the word die cuts, adhering them one on top of another using Precision Glue, finishing with the inked one on top. They were adhered to the card with more Precision Glue to finish. 

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!

Good luck!





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LANI BROWN
LANI BROWN

September 04, 2019

LOVE the variegated Halloween colors on the die cut! I’m going t have to try this…next year!

Marty casey
Marty casey

September 03, 2019

Exactly what I’ve been needing!!! Beautiful card!!

Shirley Robelotto
Shirley Robelotto

September 03, 2019

Cute simple card for Halloween!

AUDREY EVERS
AUDREY EVERS

September 03, 2019

Clean and simple… and not too scary!

Karrie J Lasater
Karrie J Lasater

September 03, 2019

I love the clean look of this card! I wonder how spiders became a symbol for halloween?

Stephanie Zilmer
Stephanie Zilmer

September 03, 2019

I like the clean look of your card :)

Jesusa Tan
Jesusa Tan

September 03, 2019

Very cool card!

Patsy Armstead
Patsy Armstead

September 03, 2019

I LOVE this card. It’s so simple yet it screams Halloween! The ink blending on the die cut words and the single spider.. it’s just the perfect card for the occassion. Thanks for the inspiration

Karin
Karin

September 03, 2019

I love the halloween die colors you used!

Janet Sisk
Janet Sisk

September 03, 2019

Love this fun CAS Halloween card! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

September 03, 2019

Just a sweet card to say Hi to someone who is just needing a smile. Thanks.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

September 02, 2019

Fabulous clean and simple design!

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz

September 02, 2019

What a pretty Halloween card! I love the orange and purple combination along with the clean look. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy B
Wendy B

September 02, 2019

Love the Happy Halloween die-cut and coloring, Excited to see the rest of this kit!

Kara Donato
Kara Donato

September 02, 2019

Love the colors on the Happy Halloween!

Sara Nieuwenhuis
Sara Nieuwenhuis

September 02, 2019

The five layers really make it pop! I’ll have to try that sometime. The color fade, elegant simplicity, and the cute spider make this card striking.

Vikki H
Vikki H

September 02, 2019

Darling card and love the spider dangle!

Barbara D.
Barbara D.

September 02, 2019

That is so cool how you debossed the lines in the card. I would never have thought to do that and so I learned something today! The colors you chose on Happy Halloween were perfect and the creepy crawler spider made the finishing touch!! I love it!

Tracy
Tracy

September 02, 2019

Such a simple but so cute card! So happy to see there will be some halloween!!

Rachelle O.
Rachelle O.

September 02, 2019

I LOVE this CAS Halloween card!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

September 02, 2019

What a fun card! Kudos to you for making me like a spider LOL.

Geri S
Geri S

September 02, 2019

Love, Love, love, the die and the ombre coloring! Waiting to see the rest….

Martha
Martha

September 02, 2019

Very creative card. Can’t wait to see the kit.

Linda Kuhn
Linda Kuhn

September 02, 2019

I like your debossing idea—and your ombré inking.
What a cute card!

Valerija
Valerija

September 02, 2019

gorgeous card. Love the colours.

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

September 02, 2019

Love everything about this card. The colors, the background for additional dimension. Thanks for sharing.

tina z. treebug
tina z. treebug

September 02, 2019

wow, I just love CAS!

Laurie Black
Laurie Black

September 02, 2019

Cute card, I love the ombre inked words, and they really pop on the simple but elegant embossed white base

Kim Gottlieb
Kim Gottlieb

September 02, 2019

eeeww, I don’t like spiders either but they sure do say Halloween!! I love your color choices! Your debossing gives this card a nice touch.

Miriam
Miriam

September 02, 2019

Love how clean and simple this card is! The debossing definitely gave it a nice touch!

Marianna
Marianna

September 02, 2019

Love the blended colors on your sentiment, looks great! Looking forward to the full reveal !

Sheryl M.
Sheryl M.

September 02, 2019

Loveeee how you blended the beautiful inks on this cute font on the “happy halloween” die cut! Cute card! Thank you for sharing this! Excited about this kit!

Crystal Hogg
Crystal Hogg

September 02, 2019

I love the ombré look.

Bethany
Bethany

September 02, 2019

The colors are perfect for Halloween!! :)

Angela M
Angela M

September 02, 2019

I love how you debossed the background!

Cathye Dendy
Cathye Dendy

September 02, 2019

What a cute Halloween card!

angela rydall
angela rydall

September 02, 2019

I love the simplicity of this card it looks great!

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

September 02, 2019

You’ve got me wondering if I actually purchased that spider web stencil I was eyeing earlier this year…🤔

Maria Nadeau
Maria Nadeau

September 02, 2019

I love the way you blended the colors on the Happy Halloween…gorgeous!

Steffi H.
Steffi H.

September 02, 2019

Great blending of colors, and I´m Always in love with CAS style cards.

Lynn
Lynn

September 02, 2019

Nice Halloween card. The colors on the sentiment are perfect! Also really like the scoring. Such a simple technique, but has a lot of impact.

Mindy H
Mindy H

September 02, 2019

Love this card! Simple yet effective. Why is it that spiders are adorable on cards but awful in real life? 😉

Christina Hagenauer
Christina Hagenauer

September 02, 2019

I would love to win this kit. Thanks for the chance.

dori leslie
dori leslie

September 02, 2019

What a great card! I want to make one of these for every one of my grandkids!

Flo
Flo

September 02, 2019

I’m going to be quick on Tuesday before it sells out, I bet it will be quick.

Karen L K
Karen L K

September 02, 2019

Love the way that the Happy Halloween looks! Nice background too.

Valerie Grand
Valerie Grand

September 02, 2019

Such a sleek and clean design! I love the words!

Brenda
Brenda

September 01, 2019

Love your card – it’s simple yet eye catching

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

September 01, 2019

Love the colours of the sentiment. Great design!

Annette Hindes
Annette Hindes

September 01, 2019

Like the design & color blending!

Susan Moseley
Susan Moseley

September 01, 2019

I would love to one with a black cat. We love cats. :)

Zlatka K
Zlatka K

September 01, 2019

Cool card. I love the clean design.

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

September 01, 2019

If it is Halloween, I’m in. Looking forward to this kit – love your card, tfs!!

Ellie Uselton
Ellie Uselton

September 01, 2019

Halloween is my favorite Holliday and that little spider keeps catching my eye! The colors, the scoring, all perfect!!

DonnaA
DonnaA

September 01, 2019

Clean and simple, what more can I say. Love it, love it!

KC Wong
KC Wong

September 01, 2019

Beautiful colors on the word!!! Those inks are amazing !

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

September 01, 2019

Super cute! Love the debossing technique, I thought it was an embossing folder at first.

Glenna R
Glenna R

September 01, 2019

I don’t like spiders either, so I may substitute something else. Cute card.

Robin Keith
Robin Keith

September 01, 2019

Love the simplicity of this card…

Marilyn P
Marilyn P

September 01, 2019

Halloween cards are so much fun. Love the background embossed lines!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

September 01, 2019

Plain and simple and clever.
Love it. thanks for sharing
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Louise Horner
Louise Horner

September 01, 2019

The blending and scoring make this card pop! Your style is refreshing!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

September 01, 2019

Simple, but darling Halloween card. Love the ombre colored sentiment. The spider hanging down from the letters was so cute.

Gale Williams-Thompson
Gale Williams-Thompson

September 01, 2019

Wonderfully clean and simple! Lovely color choices!

DebbieP
DebbieP

September 01, 2019

Love the simplicity and colors.

Lori A
Lori A

September 01, 2019

I really like how you blended the sentiment and the background embossing is a great idea. Thank you!

Rebekah Hinton
Rebekah Hinton

September 01, 2019

The background scoring makes the Halloween sentiment pop! Can’t wait to see the full kit!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

September 01, 2019

Cute and simple!

Allison Grant
Allison Grant

September 01, 2019

I love the words, Happy Halloween. I am particularly fond of script handwriting fonts. It would look great on my cards.

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

September 01, 2019

That blending is great! Can’t wait to get my kit.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

September 01, 2019

Sentiment dies are always useful, and I really love the look you achieved with your card!

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

September 01, 2019

Not super excited to see hallowe’en stuff in this kit but I do love the ombré shading! Looks amazing.

Phoebe
Phoebe

September 01, 2019

I love this card! Simple yet has all the right details and colors.

Teri Frank
Teri Frank

September 01, 2019

So far this kit looks like a winner! Very cute Halloween card!

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

September 01, 2019

Such a simple card but definitely screams Halloween time! Thank you for the simple l, but great ideas!

Nancy Tolan
Nancy Tolan

September 01, 2019

So simple but elegant. I love how the phrase pops on the white cardstock.

Donna
Donna

September 01, 2019

I love the clean and simple look. The sentiment colors are so fun!

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

September 01, 2019

Love your card, clean and simple with lots of white space & then “POW” pop of color with the die cut “Happy Halloween”. Brilliant!

Patti
Patti

September 01, 2019

This is so cute. I love the lettering colors.

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

September 01, 2019

Beautiful coloring

Phyllis
Phyllis

September 01, 2019

Love the simplicity and colors used! Plan to make this. Thanks.
Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

September 01, 2019

Such a nice card! I really like how the word die is taking center stage on it; and the spider really does say Halloween to me too 😊

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

September 01, 2019

Love this card. Sometimes I think the Halloween cards are over done, but this one is great!

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

September 01, 2019

Love this word die! So fun!

Jo Ann Ferguson
Jo Ann Ferguson

September 01, 2019

Simple and cute.

PHYLLIS DUNN
PHYLLIS DUNN

September 01, 2019

Love the understated look of this card! I’m a huge fan of Halloween, anyway, but this is great.

Elizabeth Motyka
Elizabeth Motyka

September 01, 2019

Like the CAS combo . The colorr blending is perfect.

Debra J Maurer
Debra J Maurer

September 01, 2019

So cute. I love the simple, yet very effective, style. My fave!

Robin Kepler
Robin Kepler

September 01, 2019

Eek, oh so fun!

Claire N
Claire N

September 01, 2019

I’m a huge Halloween fan and already have a lot of Halloween stamps and dies, but I love, love, LOVE this word die. Definitely think I’m going to have to have this kit…

Woendi Levitt
Woendi Levitt

September 01, 2019

This background is so great. How simple and suttle

Maryjo L Monterosso
Maryjo L Monterosso

September 01, 2019

Clean and simple and I love the sentiment.

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

September 01, 2019

LOVE the bone folder background! Stealing that idea for sure!! Hurry Halloween ♡♡

Vickie Hawkins
Vickie Hawkins

September 01, 2019

Looking forward to making this card! So Cute.

Nancarrow Brown
Nancarrow Brown

September 01, 2019

The word die is perfect. Love how you made it the focus of your card.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

September 01, 2019

What a great card for Halloween! Simple, but not simple! I love your ideas!

Jackie S
Jackie S

September 01, 2019

Beautiful card – love the impact of the simple style and clever use of your bone folder.

Lindarub
Lindarub

September 01, 2019

Love the Halloween die !

Carol H
Carol H

September 01, 2019

Love the colors and idea of scoring the background. Really effective card. 😊

Linda Price
Linda Price

September 01, 2019

I’m ready for Halloween! Thanks for the inspiration.

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