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September My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse September 01, 2019 285 Comments

The countdown to the release of the September My Monthly Hero Kit continues! Release day is Tuesday, September 3rd at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Remember, we have one extra day of peeks this month due to the Labor Day holiday. Now let's join Ilina for another look at this fabulous kit!

Hi everyone! Fall is almost here, even though it doesn't feel like that in Georgia. With fall coming in few weeks we are celebrating it with the September My Monthly Hero kit. The kit comes with a Peek-a-Boo die!!!! If you love the Hero Arts Peek-a-Boo dies, this kit is a MUST. But you can also use the stamp and the other dies without the Peek-a-Boo dies.

The stamp set in the kit includes a lot of images to make fall, Halloween, friendship, and if you want to even beach themed cards. For my card today I decided to go with a fall color scheme of brown and gold and make a friendship card. 

I stamped the grid background using Clear Embossing and Watermark ink on a 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of brown shimmery card stock (comes with the kit and it's amazing) and embossed using Gold embossing powder. Then I stamped the individual elements and embossed them in gold. From the "I treasure our friendship stamp", only stamped "I" and then "our friendship" and embossed in gold. I colored with pearlescent watercolors.

Next I cut "treasure" from gold cardstock three times, adhered all layers together, and added it to the panel. Then I added Clear Enamel Dots and adhered the panel to a Top Folded Dove White note card.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you are inspired with all the ideas how to use the September My Monthly Hero kit.

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!





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Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

September 01, 2019

Absolutely beautiful card! Thanks for the idea for using just the stamp (although, I love the Peek-a-boo dies).

P Harrington
P Harrington

September 01, 2019

This kit has so many possibilities. I love the brown and gold!!

Dorothea Prouty
Dorothea Prouty

September 01, 2019

Oh, I LOVE anything beach! soooo pretty!

Bonnie King
Bonnie King

September 01, 2019

The more I see if this, the more I love it! Reminds me of a printer’s tray where you can display little found treasures. So excited to see the whole kit!!

Heather George
Heather George

September 01, 2019

Yes! this is what I am I talking about. This card is what this stamp was made for.

Kathy Wills
Kathy Wills

September 01, 2019

WOW 😮 Beautiful. Love the gold, it actually looks like a leather book.

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

September 01, 2019

I just love seeing what is stamped inside each compartment of this card — so intriguing,

Madeline L
Madeline L

September 01, 2019

Great color combination! Love the brown and gold together. Can’t wait to see what the whole kit looks like.

Kay Spangler
Kay Spangler

September 01, 2019

An absolutely beautiful card and I have the perfect friend to make it for!

Marilyn P
Marilyn P

September 01, 2019

What a clever card. Love the designs.

Debi
Debi

September 01, 2019

Ilina, this is a gorgeous card.
Looking forward to getting this kit. My curiosity as to what is in this kit has settled down since seeing the last couple of sneak peeks. But, I’m now very curious to see what the add ons are going to be.

Catherine
Catherine

September 01, 2019

This looks like a card that will be treasured. Lovely.

Glenna
Glenna

September 01, 2019

So beautiful. Love the rich color and stamping ideas. Thanks

Robin Keith
Robin Keith

September 01, 2019

I think I’m going to love this versatile kit!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

September 01, 2019

Another great use of all the fun little images in this kit. Can’t wait to see the whole thing!

marjorie J travers
marjorie J travers

September 01, 2019

very nice unique card the kit should be fun

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

September 01, 2019

I absolutely love this designI in fact, I treasure it! Can’t wait for my kit to arrive and put that shimmering brown cardstock to use!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

September 01, 2019

Love the brown and gold. The light coloring
is fantastic. Beautiful project.
thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lisa H.
Lisa H.

September 01, 2019

This is such a detailed and elegant card! Lovely!

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

September 01, 2019

This kits looks like it lends itself to making some classy cards! Can’t wait to get my kit!

Sarah P
Sarah P

September 01, 2019

I love how this card looks like an old museum cabinet!

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

September 01, 2019

Very clever use! I love it!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

September 01, 2019

Beautiful card, Ilina…I love the gold embossing and they way you added color to the background. The sentiment really pops with the die cut “treasure”.

Linda S.
Linda S.

September 01, 2019

The gold embossing and pearlescent paint is stunning on the brown shimmer background.

Kendra
Kendra

September 01, 2019

What an interesting take. This kit looks so versatile. I am excited to see it!

Gale Williams-Thompson
Gale Williams-Thompson

September 01, 2019

Just lovely and elegant!

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

September 01, 2019

Your card is so elegant, Ilina! It’s a card that any friend would cherish receiving. Very pretty!

DebbieP
DebbieP

September 01, 2019

I like the little pops of color showing thru the embossing, and all the little cubbies.

Lynn C
Lynn C

September 01, 2019

This is a beautiful card.

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

September 01, 2019

Wow! This is beautiful!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

September 01, 2019

That is really pretty and full of so much detail!

Lori A
Lori A

September 01, 2019

Absolutely gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing.

Rebecca Malonee
Rebecca Malonee

September 01, 2019

looks like a bookcase!

Rebekah Hinton
Rebekah Hinton

September 01, 2019

This is gorgeous! Love the brown & gold together. Can’t wait for tomorrow :)

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

September 01, 2019

Very pretty card! This kit is going to be fun!

Rachel W
Rachel W

September 01, 2019

I am really loving this card idea. So many ways to personalize it. And the added metallic embossing to emphasize treasures is a nice touch!

Kathy J in Ellicott City
Kathy J in Ellicott City

September 01, 2019

Love this card!

Lynne Smith
Lynne Smith

September 01, 2019

I really Like this card! Thanks for sharing!

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

September 01, 2019

This one is my favorite so far. Can’t wait for the kit! Thanks for sharing.

MARIA
MARIA

September 01, 2019

Such a delightful card. I can’t wait until Tuesday!

Annette
Annette

September 01, 2019

Looks like a fun kit.

Francine
Francine

September 01, 2019

Its always so exciting to see what the new kits brings to us. Looking forward to the reveal.

Kaylene
Kaylene

September 01, 2019

Such a pretty card. It really looks like a treasure box of little treasures. I love how you stamped and die cut the sentiment. And the pastel shimmery watercolouring is so pretty.

Joan L
Joan L

September 01, 2019

The mystery just keeps getting better and better! Can’t wait for the reveal.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

September 01, 2019

I love the brown with the gold embossing, very elegant. I can’t wait to play with this set, so fun!

Lonya H Mathys
Lonya H Mathys

September 01, 2019

Love the shine! I am always happy to see new word dies.

Daphne
Daphne

September 01, 2019

Gorgeous! I’m not usually drawn to shiny projects, but I really like the shimmery brown paper.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

September 01, 2019

Very pretty with the gold embossing!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

September 01, 2019

This is a very sweet card, and I love the colors you used – very antique and treasure-y!

Carole Renneker
Carole Renneker

September 01, 2019

Love the fall colors. Awesome card! Thanks for sharing.

Crystal
Crystal

September 01, 2019

This is a beautiful card — it has such a nice palette. I also love the variety of stamps this kit has because you could use it for Many different
occasions! Waiting patiently… :-)

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

September 01, 2019

I’m so excited to see the whole kit. Looks amazing.

Dana M
Dana M

September 01, 2019

Beautiful card! Classy images and love the touches of gold.

Dana M
Dana M

September 01, 2019

Beautiful card! Classy images and love the touches of gold.

Phoebe
Phoebe

September 01, 2019

I love the card! The color combinations are great. And the die cut “treasure” makes the card!

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

September 01, 2019

I really like your color scheme. It gives your card the look of a shadow box. I’m looking forward to this kit!!

Dawn
Dawn

September 01, 2019

Love the look of this. At 1st glance, I thought there were shavers and realized they were drawer pulls. Lol

Teri Frank
Teri Frank

September 01, 2019

This is looking like a very versatile kit and a must have!

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

September 01, 2019

I love the gold and brown of this card with the pops of other colors. This card looks like it has so much depth, even though it is a single layered card. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

dori leslie
dori leslie

September 01, 2019

That is so sweet!!

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

September 01, 2019

I love all the small accents included on this card. Love the colors too!

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

September 01, 2019

Wow, this is really stunning with the yummy embossing and the beautiful coloring.
My fave so far using this new kit. :-)

Nancy Tolan
Nancy Tolan

September 01, 2019

That is a very detailed card. I love the use of the gold embossing.

Donna
Donna

September 01, 2019

Beautiful card! The gold and brown are gorgeous together.

Anna Dowdy
Anna Dowdy

September 01, 2019

Adorable card.

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

September 01, 2019

Gorgeous card, love the colored in elements on the page.

Marie T
Marie T

September 01, 2019

Like the treasure script and use of pearlescent watercolors in the die box outline edges

Patti
Patti

September 01, 2019

Awesome card. So classy.

Sharon
Sharon

September 01, 2019

This grid card is so interesting. Love seeing brown and gold, different colors, and clear drops too. Great ideas coming to mind now.

Doris Moore
Doris Moore

September 01, 2019

Looks pretty, can’t wait for the reveal!!!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

September 01, 2019

I love fall and this card is beautiful! The colors are stunning with gorgeous details. Thanks for sharing!!

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

September 01, 2019

What a neat stamp kit.

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

September 01, 2019

Very elegant card! Can’t wait to see the full release!

Kathryn D
Kathryn D

September 01, 2019

Love this card – gold on Brown looks amazing!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

September 01, 2019

What a wonderful card! It really shows the versatility of this kit. I am really looking forward to seeing the whole kit!

Anang
Anang

September 01, 2019

Such a pretty card! I’m really excited about the kit now 😁

Margaret R
Margaret R

September 01, 2019

This is a wonderful card – so much work went into it!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

September 01, 2019

OOOH, I really like this card. I love the brown paper with the gold and all the elements that you added. It has a warm fall feel but also a great masculine feel. I always need those!

Toni L
Toni L

September 01, 2019

The gold sentiment is wonderful on this card with the small images in gold as well. Love that peek-a-boo die and it is on my “must have” list.

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

September 01, 2019

I sure like the images in this new set. Love the card, too!

Lee Cockrum
Lee Cockrum

September 01, 2019

This is great! Love the sentiment, as well as all the lovely embossing!!

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

September 01, 2019

Love this card and perfect for Halloween apothecary!

PHYLLIS DUNN
PHYLLIS DUNN

September 01, 2019

This card is a work of art! It belongs in a frame, hanging on a wall. Just love this kit and can’t wait to see all of it!

Jo Ann Ferguson
Jo Ann Ferguson

September 01, 2019

Love all of the ideas.I can already see how I will use this set

Michele W
Michele W

September 01, 2019

Beautiful card, Ilina. Love the look of the gold embossing on the chocolate background. The little touches of color you gave to the small images help bring everything to life. I bet it’s even more beautiful in person when you can see the shimmer on the cardstock and the pearlescence from the watercolors. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lindar C
Lindar C

September 01, 2019

This card is SO amazing!! I love this kit, can hardly wait til Tuesday!

Aimee
Aimee

September 01, 2019

Such beautiful fall like colors! Can’t wait to see the full kit release.

Deb Maurer
Deb Maurer

September 01, 2019

This really does look like a treasure. Love it!

Twylla Smith
Twylla Smith

September 01, 2019

Every sneak peek at this kit intrigues me more. Such variety!

Elizabeth Motyka
Elizabeth Motyka

September 01, 2019

Wow, I love that gold on brown with the pearlescent watercolors. That is a wonderful design. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Robin Kepler
Robin Kepler

September 01, 2019

Reminds me of the fun shadowbox shelves to hold miniature treasures. Very nice

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

September 01, 2019

This is a treasure! i love the rustic browns and old treasure map look!

Claudia Anderson
Claudia Anderson

September 01, 2019

Wow! This kit is a treasure!

Kathy Dippner
Kathy Dippner

September 01, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the ornate bookcase look of it and the pearlescent watercolors work so well with the gold embossing.

Amy M
Amy M

September 01, 2019

Getting even more excited about this kit!! Love what I see!

Woendi Levitt
Woendi Levitt

September 01, 2019

Ohhhhh that card stock. Im sure IRL its amazing. Soooo excited to see everything in this kit

Laura Holt
Laura Holt

September 01, 2019

I can envision using the peek-a-boo die in sooo many ways!

MACHELE L WILSON
MACHELE L WILSON

September 01, 2019

I love the peek a boo dies! I’m excited to see the add ones for this kit!

Claire N
Claire N

September 01, 2019

OMG I love this. Can’t wait to see the kit!!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

September 01, 2019

What a fun variety of images. Can’t wait to play!