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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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100 Responses

Theresa P
Theresa P

September 01, 2019

Great word dies! Love how you colored them. Great CAS card and design!

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

September 01, 2019

Simply fantastic Halloween card!

Toni F
Toni F

September 01, 2019

The illusion of a web is just what this plain and simple card needed. Good idea.

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

September 01, 2019

Great card love the simplicity of the design.

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

September 01, 2019

I really like the reactive ink on this card. It makes Happy Halloween really pop!

Terri Bruin
Terri Bruin

September 01, 2019

Very cute

Brandy
Brandy

September 01, 2019

Love the Halloween card. Thanks for sharing. : )

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

September 01, 2019

Love the simple design of this card. :) I really like how you added interest in the background too.

Bev Witte Mech
Bev Witte Mech

September 01, 2019

Love the die cut Halloween sentiment. This kit seems very versatile! Great clean and simple card Michelle.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

September 01, 2019

I love the blended colours on the die-cut!

Beatrice
Beatrice

September 01, 2019

This card is perfect for Halloween the spider really stands out against the white background & love the coloring on
Happy Halloween!

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

September 01, 2019

the Ombre colors of the Halloween are just jump off the card, the spider adds the mystery.

ROSALIE JOHNSON
ROSALIE JOHNSON

September 01, 2019

What a sweet card – it is fun to make Halloween cards and be creative!!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

September 01, 2019

Lovely card the colours are perfect loving the wee spider

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

September 01, 2019

What a good idea to use a white base to emphasise the spider and wording. x

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

September 01, 2019

Very sweet simple card! Love your colors, and the spider is a great choice!

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

September 01, 2019

Great card. I like the way you inked the sentiment. The debossed lines do add to the card. I like the way they look.

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

September 01, 2019

Love this clean, striking design.

Sarah P
Sarah P

September 01, 2019

Love this die and this card!

doyle wasa
doyle wasa

September 01, 2019

Great idea!

Aggie Ozello
Aggie Ozello

September 01, 2019

Adorable! So simple and sweet!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

September 01, 2019

What a great card! I love the background and multi-colored sentiment. Fun spider, too. :)

NCDonna
NCDonna

September 01, 2019

Love the dies! Such a clean and pretty font!

Catharina R. Worthington
Catharina R. Worthington

September 01, 2019

Lovely holiday card

Helen Potter
Helen Potter

September 01, 2019

Love this card. What a fun kit!

Laura
Laura

September 01, 2019

Happy Halloween

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

September 01, 2019

Great idea for a sentiment die cut. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Joan
Joan

August 31, 2019

Love your card!!

Jean G
Jean G

August 31, 2019

Love the Halloween colors!

Kirsty
Kirsty

August 31, 2019

Fun and Beautiful!

Stella Lynds
Stella Lynds

August 31, 2019

I love the font of the Happy Halloween die cut!

Dawn
Dawn

August 31, 2019

Love the little spider hanging down and the coloring on the words.

Stefanie McKenitt
Stefanie McKenitt

August 31, 2019

Exciting!!

Stefanie McKenitt
Stefanie McKenitt

August 31, 2019

Oh can’t wait thank you

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

August 31, 2019

Great CAS card. I love the colors you chose for thr die cut.

Marianna
Marianna

August 31, 2019

Lovely clean & simple card!

Rose Mary Smalley
Rose Mary Smalley

August 31, 2019

Very cute card…..I hate spiders!!!!!!!! But, everything else was great….LOL…thank you so much for sharing.

Cheri Browning
Cheri Browning

August 31, 2019

Michelle you did an awesome job on this card but did you really HAVE to make that spider a deadly one?!!? LoL This happy halloween die is gorgeous & I hope I can win this Month’s KIT, thanks for chance to do so!! :D

Tammy B
Tammy B

August 31, 2019

Love this card! The die cut word is amazing and the scoring is the perfect touch.

Anna Dowdy
Anna Dowdy

August 31, 2019

Super cute.

Mary-Anne V
Mary-Anne V

August 31, 2019

I love your inked die cut and score line details.

Jenrescuemama
Jenrescuemama

August 31, 2019

So cute! I love the colors you used and the spider hanging from it is brilliant!

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

August 31, 2019

I LOVE the subtle “Halloween”! Theres a lot of Halloween stuff I really don’t like, but this is really nice! I think the debossing really added a nice touch!

KerrynM
KerrynM

August 31, 2019

Gorgeous card. Love the colours on your “happy Halloween” and the debossed lines.

Susan
Susan

August 31, 2019

Now, I can barely contain myself until I see this new kit! The samples show what can be done with a little or a lot! It is great and I enjoyed seeing what each artist did with it!
Thak you for another great kit.

Sharon
Sharon

August 31, 2019

Love the web and the best black spider on this card.

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

August 31, 2019

What a fabulous CAS card! Love the embossed/debossed “web”; such a great touch!

Victoria
Victoria

August 31, 2019

So simple but beautifully done!!

Victoria
Victoria

August 31, 2019

So simple but beautifully done!!

Bertha
Bertha

August 31, 2019

Beautiful clean and simple design. Love the dangling spider!

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

August 31, 2019

This is a very elegant card!

Janice Wolf
Janice Wolf

August 31, 2019

Love ALL the cards, but especially “happy Halloween”…..so simple but perfect!

Dorothea Prouty
Dorothea Prouty

August 31, 2019

Love the word with the spider! Color is fabulous!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

August 31, 2019

I love Halloween and that there is some Halloween inspired items in the kit. Great simple card. Love the colors and debossing that you did.

Golda
Golda

August 31, 2019

The way you inked your words is great. Like the spider, sort of, too.

Michele W
Michele W

August 31, 2019

Love this clean and simple Halloween card! The scoring in the background is a great touch. Thanks for sharing!

Melanie Parnell
Melanie Parnell

August 31, 2019

Great card. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Linda Kepler
Linda Kepler

August 31, 2019

Very creative and simply cute!

Julie
Julie

August 31, 2019

Cute! I’m looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

Bonnie King
Bonnie King

August 31, 2019

I know it isn’t part of the kit, but I love the scoring you did on the background. At first I thought maybe it was a background stamp or die and was pretty excited. Cool technique. And I love the little spider, too!

Josmary
Josmary

August 31, 2019

I wish it was an add on instead of in the kit. I will sell this one

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

August 31, 2019

Such a cute Halloween card. Looking forward to seeing more of this kit.

SUSIE NICHOLS
SUSIE NICHOLS

August 31, 2019

Alway love a pretty script! Your coloring is beautiful.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

August 31, 2019

I love how you did the background with debossing, very cool! I love the colors in Happy Halloween and the spider, so fun! I also do not like spiders except for Halloween cards. LOL

Charlotte Snyder
Charlotte Snyder

August 31, 2019

I am loving the reactive inks, and also the combination of purple and orange, something I never would have put together. The card is clean and simple and very effective.

Heidi H
Heidi H

August 31, 2019

Perfect clean and simple Halloween card!

Kaylene
Kaylene

August 31, 2019

Very effective ‘spooky’ card. Spiders definitely say Halloween to me too. Love the colors you used, and the addition of the background ‘spiderweb’

YVONNE  S MORENTIN
YVONNE S MORENTIN

August 31, 2019

Woo hoo! Halloween and spiders… my kind of kit

Paula Duvander
Paula Duvander

August 31, 2019

Love the spider!

Sandra
Sandra

August 31, 2019

I loooove orange and purple together!!! So nice to see them blended together!!!

Cindi P
Cindi P

August 31, 2019

Love the added interest of the embossing on the background. I never remember to do things like that! I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Joan
Joan

August 31, 2019

So happy to see that there will be Halloween stamps in this kit! I’m loving the fact that there is a Happy Halloween die included.

Ianet
Ianet

August 31, 2019

Oh I love that!

MARIA
MARIA

August 31, 2019

i love the simplicity of this card. i cant wait to see the entire kit!

Julie Agnes
Julie Agnes

August 31, 2019

Super cute card and i love the diamond pattern behind and the little “safe” spider. Spiders are better left on cards!

Frances A Thorpe
Frances A Thorpe

August 31, 2019

Halloween…yay.

Toni
Toni

August 31, 2019

This word die is fab! Your color choices and blending is fantastic!

cecelia cole
cecelia cole

August 31, 2019

Always need Halloween stuff.

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

August 31, 2019

Love the card simple yet classic! The Halloween word die is awesome can’t wait to see the rest of the kit . Hero Arts add on’s are so amazing too!💞

Bo
Bo

August 31, 2019

Love the simplicity of this card. lol, you definite see the spooky spider! Love the coloration of the sentiment.

Sina R.
Sina R.

August 31, 2019

I love this clean and simple Card! :) I can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Kim S.
Kim S.

August 31, 2019

I love everything about this card.

Sharon Mallow
Sharon Mallow

August 31, 2019

love the look and the spider is a great ides

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

August 31, 2019

I like the simplicity of this card, and the script is great on this die!

Deborah Mattingly
Deborah Mattingly

August 31, 2019

I love the simplicity of the card. Even though it is a Halloween card, it looks sophisticated.

HelenK
HelenK

August 31, 2019

Love that die, great card!

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

August 31, 2019

The spider is perfect. I guess it is not a black widow since the red hourglass isn’t colored in. Maybe a black widower? I think so since it isn’t wearing a bow—it must be a male. ha ha ha

Gina McCarty
Gina McCarty

August 31, 2019

Yes!!! As if the peekaboo die and stamps weren’t enticing enough already, a Halloween die to add to the excitement. I can’t wait to see the entire kit. Your card is so cute. I love your colors. Spiders are definitely spooky!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

August 31, 2019

The colors look amazing! I also like the diamond shapes that are so subtle. Nice

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

August 31, 2019

Oh, this is really, really nice! Love the sentiment coloring.

Kendra
Kendra

August 31, 2019

I am super interested to see this kit. I was thinking something totally different based on the last previews.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

August 31, 2019

Love the ombré look on the sentiment and the little spider is so cute!!!

Lee Cockrum
Lee Cockrum

August 31, 2019

I’m not a spider fan either, but it is a cute card!!

Amy M
Amy M

August 31, 2019

Love the way you blended the inks! Great debossing too!

Crystal
Crystal

August 31, 2019

This is such a great card…I am so ready for Halloween themed things! I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit… :-)

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

August 31, 2019

These are perfect Halloween colors. The card looks beautiful.

Carol Jones
Carol Jones

August 31, 2019

Love your CAS card! The colors you used on the word die cuts are perfect and the addition of the spider is just the right touch. And the scored lines are a beautiful finish to the card!

Jan Meredith
Jan Meredith

August 31, 2019

Cute!

Lynne Smith
Lynne Smith

August 31, 2019

Nice font!

Lynne Smith
Lynne Smith

August 31, 2019

Nice font!