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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

Lynne Smith
Lynne Smith

August 31, 2019

Nice font!

Lynne Smith
Lynne Smith

August 31, 2019

Nice font!

Lynne Smith
Lynne Smith

August 31, 2019

Nice font!

Lynne Smith
Lynne Smith

August 31, 2019

Nice font!

Lynne Smith
Lynne Smith

August 31, 2019

Nice font!

Lynne Smith
Lynne Smith

August 31, 2019

Nice font!

Lynne Smith
Lynne Smith

August 31, 2019

Nice font!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

August 31, 2019

I love the simplicity of this card! I’m excited to see there are Halloween themed elements to this kit! I make a lot of Halloween cards for my grandkids and friends’ children so am always looking for new stamps/dies.

Shannon
Shannon

August 31, 2019

Love the variegated colors and the spider! Perfect!

Julie
Julie

August 31, 2019

Great card! Simple and beautiful! I can’t wait to see the whole set.

Rebecca Kenny
Rebecca Kenny

August 31, 2019

I cannot wait to get my hands on this kit. Love the colors you used

Cassie
Cassie

August 31, 2019

Halloween cards! I can’t wait for the kit!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

August 31, 2019

I love the simple, uncluttered design of this card! Thanks for sharing.

Jamie scheil
Jamie scheil

August 31, 2019

I love Halloween.

Tammy L Davis
Tammy L Davis

August 31, 2019

This is SO cute! I Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Carole Renneker
Carole Renneker

August 31, 2019

Love the card! Love all things Halloween, Love peek a boo cards. Love doors, drawers keys and keyholes. So far love’n it all! Thanks for sharing.

Marty
Marty

August 31, 2019

Very pretty!!

Anirudh
Anirudh

August 31, 2019

I too hate spiders but they are the essence of Halloween, lol.Beautiful card though!

sharon carder
sharon carder

August 31, 2019

Lovely card, Michelle!

Debi
Debi

August 31, 2019

Yesterday, my curiosity was peaked wondering what all the stamps were that would go with the die. Today, I’m really curious as to what is exactly in this kit. and how it all fits together.
Love the card. Simple and stunning with the colors used and how they were executed. Nice touch with the way Michelle added background interest.

Judy Hall
Judy Hall

August 31, 2019

I need new Halloween stuff. Cute card.

Allie
Allie

August 31, 2019

Absolutely intriguing this kit!!!

Rachel W
Rachel W

August 31, 2019

Fun and simple Halloween card.

Joyce
Joyce

August 31, 2019

Such a sweet halloween card.

Lourdes Gonzalez
Lourdes Gonzalez

August 31, 2019

My husband is terrified of spiders but I think this one is super cute!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

August 31, 2019

So simple and fun! I think the embossed lines really do a nice job of referencing a spider’s web, even if they aren’t the same shape. Very cool!

MaryBeth
MaryBeth

August 31, 2019

I love Halloween! And my favorite color is orange! I can’t wait to see more of this kit and the creativity that it inspires! :)

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

August 31, 2019

I love this! So simple but awesome. And I know it has nothing to do with the kit but great idea for the background!

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

August 31, 2019

This will be a “must make” for me :) My granddaughter, who is now seven, loves spiders.

Mary Beth
Mary Beth

August 31, 2019

I can hear my grand say ‘spooky’! Spider makes it!

BLawson
BLawson

August 31, 2019

You are keeping me guessing on how all of these fit together. I can’t wait to see the rest.

Bonnie E.
Bonnie E.

August 31, 2019

love the purple and orange for the Happy Halloween – it looks great on the white textured background.

Lindar C
Lindar C

August 31, 2019

Beautiful ink blended sentiment, love this CAS card.

Gabriella Bell
Gabriella Bell

August 31, 2019

I like the mixing of colors for the Happy Halloween

VickiB
VickiB

August 31, 2019

A cute, simple idea!

Margaret R
Margaret R

August 31, 2019

Love this card – simple and beautiful! And the little spider is the perfect Hallloween-y touch!

Sue D
Sue D

August 31, 2019

Cute and simple spooky design.

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

August 31, 2019

A cool CAS card! I like what you did to the background and yes it does add a little something, just the right amount.

marjorie J travers
marjorie J travers

August 31, 2019

nice card so different than the first two shows the kits varied

Kitty L
Kitty L

August 31, 2019

I like the simple lines that enhance the color and shape of the sentiment making it the beautiful focal point. The spider is a great finishing accent for creepiness.

Kathryn D
Kathryn D

August 31, 2019

I don’t like spiders either – but you have to have a spider or two on a halloween card !

nancy f
nancy f

August 31, 2019

Halloween dies and peek a boo die How great is that!
I can’t wait to get this kit, it will be a keeper.

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 31, 2019

It is rare to find a sophisticated Halloween card. Great job!

Judy
Judy

August 31, 2019

love how you made the happy halloween! Colors are so pretty, yet halloweeny. And i never thought about scoring a pattern! Thank you!

Joan
Joan

August 31, 2019

Beautifully simple card…love the colors and shading. Thank you, Michelle!

Heather George
Heather George

August 31, 2019

Hmm . . . Halloween dies in the same kit as the peek a boo stamp and die? I am curious what all will be in this kit.

Lagene
Lagene

August 31, 2019

I love how you colored the sentiment, awesome card!

Sue Baker
Sue Baker

August 31, 2019

Love the colors and that simple little spider just made it that itty bit creepy!

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

August 31, 2019

I love the color blending and the stacked die,it certainly makes a bigger statement! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel
Rachel

August 31, 2019

This card has such an impact-simply stated, but WOW! Great use of the reactive inks and love the debossing!

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

August 31, 2019

Love the simplicity of this card and the script is just beautiful!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

August 31, 2019

Great idea for the background, and I like how you colored the “happy halloween.”

Linda
Linda

August 31, 2019

Love the simplicity and colors!

Yvonne
Yvonne

August 31, 2019

Yay! Halloween!!!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

August 31, 2019

love this CAS design – thanks for the ideas !!

Lyndi Kummer
Lyndi Kummer

August 31, 2019

Now I really want to see the rest of the kit, after seeing the three cards that have been posted. Thanks for the cute ideas.

Susan
Susan

August 31, 2019

The lettering and the spider are obviously the stars of the card, but your ink work is fantastic!

Janet
Janet

August 31, 2019

What a lovely card, love the gently textured white base, and the sentiment is fabulous :-)

Madeline L
Madeline L

August 31, 2019

I liked the look of the 2 colors blended to make the happy Halloween sentiment.

Julia D.
Julia D.

August 31, 2019

LOVE how the sentiment is colored! Very creative and lovely. Anxiously awaiting seeing more of the kit! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Twylla Smith
Twylla Smith

August 31, 2019

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for sending cards to the children in my life. This is a simple, great idea!

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

August 31, 2019

Cute card!

Claudia N
Claudia N

August 31, 2019

Love the clean and simple,and the font of the sentiment. Can’t wait for the full reveal!

Traci Brennan
Traci Brennan

August 31, 2019

Adorable!

Kerri Standridge
Kerri Standridge

August 31, 2019

I love the simplicity of the card. Stunning!

Lynn C
Lynn C

August 31, 2019

I really like this card. I am going to be so happy to have that die!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

August 31, 2019

Great card! I love the scoring detail you added! Awesome ‘Happy Halloween’ die!

Charlotte G
Charlotte G

August 31, 2019

The Happy Hallowe’en is beautiful. I love the colors and the simplicity of this card. I can hardly wait to receive this kit. It looks like fun!!

Kathy Dippner
Kathy Dippner

August 31, 2019

Super cute card! Love the embossed lines you added to the background. An idea a love that I never remember to use.

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

August 31, 2019

It’s nice to know there’s some Halloween goodies in the kit!

Marg
Marg

August 31, 2019

I love the clean look of this card. your blending is terrific.

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

August 31, 2019

Good idea to use your scoring tool.

Linda S.
Linda S.

August 31, 2019

That’s a great word die, I love making Halloween cards, and the colors are wonderful on your clean and simple card.

Tani K
Tani K

August 31, 2019

Love the clean look of this card.

Jane Rakonczay
Jane Rakonczay

August 31, 2019

I really like your card and the spider…………so CUTE!!

Lisa H.
Lisa H.

August 31, 2019

So cute! This looks like a card I could totally do!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

August 31, 2019

OMG! I love this die! What a fun way to ink it up!

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

August 31, 2019

Cute!

Marie T
Marie T

August 31, 2019

Like this gradation of the purple orange color combo that always ends up on my own Halloween cards!

PHYLLIS FREESE
PHYLLIS FREESE

August 31, 2019

I love the clean & simple look, so this card is perfect for my Halloween cards. the debossed lines in the background really add subtle texture, which further accents the word die & spider. Great look.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

August 31, 2019

Nice card! I love the ink blending on that fun happy halloween word die!!

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

August 31, 2019

Love the simplicity of this card! So cute!

Kathren
Kathren

August 31, 2019

This is gorgeous! I love the ink blending the most. Thanks for sharing! 💜😊

Marva Yem
Marva Yem

August 31, 2019

Oh… love how great it looks but so simple.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

August 31, 2019

Love the simplicity and clean lines of this card. Wonderful ink blending on your die cut. The embossed background was subtle, but a great touch.

Claudia Anderson
Claudia Anderson

August 31, 2019

What a simple and beautiful Halloween card!

Becca
Becca

August 31, 2019

Simple but lovely card. This is going to be my next card to make!

E R  Wade
E R Wade

August 31, 2019

I love the colors & simplicity of the Happy Halloween card.

The colors on the file cabinet are great too – the file cabinet could also be used for an Advent Calendar I think

Wonderful

Judy
Judy

August 31, 2019

I love the Halloween die cut word and the scoring detail on Michelle’s fun card!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

August 31, 2019

Beautiful. Clean and simple. Love it!

Marty Harris
Marty Harris

August 31, 2019

Such a lovely font! I have enough that is ghoulish… I love the way color was added.

Kerry A.
Kerry A.

August 31, 2019

Love it!!

Felicia C
Felicia C

August 31, 2019

What a fun card! I love the ideas and the colors you used. Fun stuff!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

August 31, 2019

Thank you for this great design. I love the devising effect on cards, I think it really adds a classy touch.

Cyndee S.
Cyndee S.

August 31, 2019

A great word die always makes a great complement to any card!

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

August 31, 2019

Such a simple and lovely card! I don’t have any Halloween themed stamps and dies, so I’m really looking forward to seeing this versatile kit!

Amy Tsuruta
Amy Tsuruta

August 31, 2019

So fun Michelle!

Nancy Wilcox
Nancy Wilcox

August 31, 2019

Love how the scored background steps it up.

Sharon C
Sharon C

August 31, 2019

Love the ombre “Happy Halloween” and the debossing.

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

August 31, 2019

This is spectacular, Michelle! So many beautiful and thoughtful details, I absolutely love it!