Monday, October 3, 2016

My Monthly Hero Kit October 2016

I am so honored to be hopping along with some crazy talented card makers today sharing the latest kit from Hero Arts! My Monthly Hero is a kit packed with goodies to make amazing cards and this month, its packed with shaker card awesomeness! This is a limited edition kit, so when its gone, its gone! You can purchase the kit by clicking here: My Monthly Hero October 2016.

The kit contains:
► A 4"x6" clear stamp set
► Dies for creating a snowglobe, snowdrifts and other background elements
► Seven coordinating Frame Cuts dies to match the stamp set
► Three pigment ink cubes in White, Silver and Baby Blue
► Eight White Cards and Envelopes
► Polar White Flower Soft
► Buttons Galore Shaker Mix
► Acetate Sheets in 4"x4.5" (7) and 4"x6" (1) for creating a shaker card
► Light Blue Gemstones


The kit includes dies to create snow globes. How perfect for Christmas cards! I began by cutting my light blue card stock with the globe top. To create the starry background, I used an add-on die to create a stencil by die cutting card stock with Star Confetti Fancy Die. Once the paper was cut, I was able to ink through it with a mini ink blending tool. Its a great way to stretch the use of your dies!

Behind the globe, on my card base, I inked a dark blue background, to create a night sky. The snow falling was created by stamping white pigment ink with the snow image from the My Monthly Hero stamp set.

I backed the entire panel with acetate then added foam adhesive around the opening and along the sides, knowing that I would be making a shaker card. (The foam adhesive around the opening is to create a well for the shaker items to move freely, and to stay inside the card. Its also added to the sides of the panel, to keep the top layer of card stock propped up without bending.)


To create the landscape, I used Snowdrifts Fancy Dies. This set of three dies is another add-on that can be purchased to coordinate with the kit. I love the layers of trees, trees and a house, and trees, a house and a little snowman! (Look very closely to find him.) I cut each of the die images from a piece of card stock. Keep in mind that these dies are unique in that they only cut the top of the image. Reason being that they allow you to control the length of the image. You could use these as the top of a card stock panel on your card, without the globe! So clever. (and wait, off to make a card with just that...)

I colored the tops of the scenery with Distress Markers and staggered the layers. Once I was happy with the placement, I adhered those layers to the card base. I poured some of the sequin seed bead mix onto my scenery. The top layer of the card was fastened over the top. To finish off the card, I added the base of the snow globe, colored with Copics and stamped with a sentiment. A bow was added also. And my absolute favorite part of the card is the Santa and his reindeer image! What is more magical than that?!


For this card, I went much simpler. This card would be easy to mass produce for your Christmas cards this season! To start off, I embossed a panel of white card stock with Circle Confetti Fancy Die. Yep, you read that correctly, I embossed with a die! I placed my card stock onto the die (cut edges up), topped that with an embossing pad, then passed it through my manual die cutting machine. How cool is that?! Then I die cut the same globe circle from the panel. Acetate and foam were added to the back of this panel, to make another shaker card.


For the inside layers, I used the scenery dies from the My Monthly Hero kit. They work the same as the add-on dies, but simpler in look. I cut the trees from a green card stock and a snowbank from light blue card stock. Those layers were trimmed to size and adhered to the dark blue card base. A sentiment was heat embossed in white on the card base. The sequin and bead mix were poured over the scene and finally, the top layer was adhered.

Using the third snowbank in the set of dies from the kit, piece of card stock that had double-sided adhesive on it was die cut. Once I cut it, I removed the backing, exposed the adhesive, and then poured glitter over the entire surface. It makes for a beautiful, snowy, and sparkly addition! It was adhered in front of the globe opening, along with a few more sequins.


Check out what these amazing ladies did with the kit:

What is a blog hop without a chance to win?! Here is your chance to win the My Monthly Hero Kit for October 2016! Leave a comment on my blog and all the others. One lucky commenter will win! Good luck!

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

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Tracy Lustick said...

The snow globe captures my childhood dreams , so charming 😆

sentsue said...

Love this kit. What fun surprises to send out to family and friends.

Michelle DeSaro said...

Gorgeous cards! Love this kit!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Such a cute snow globe card!

Jo Ann Usey said...

What a darling tiny scene you created - so busy and fun!

Elaine said...

Very pretty cards!

San said...

Both your snow globes have wonderful scenes within. This card kit along with the add-ons appears to allow us to have hours, and hours--or days and days of creating.

bzyPTmom said...

Love these gorgeous snow globe cards-and this kit is gorgeous!

Laura said...

I love the cards you created. Your snow globe is a classic winter scene!

Diann Brodnax said...

Love love love your cards! So much detail and wonderment! :)

Barb said...

Love the kit!!!!The snow globe is darling!

Sue Martin said...

Such festive ideas! Great work!

Abby said...

Nice snow globe.

Marcia McCullough said...

Love your snow globe!

Isabel Z said...

Your creation is stunning.

Pam H said...

I love your cards, and I can't wait to get my hands on the October kit. So fun!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two gorgeous cards! Just love your snow globe and scene shakers!!

Dena Cottrell said...

Lovely cards! Beautiful kit! I love the shakers!

Shar22 said...

This is such a pretty and fun card--love it!

Libby Hickson said...

Love both of your cards so much! Super cool that you embossed with the background die, love it!

Helen Gullett said...

They are super fun and beautiful shaker card!

Marta said...

Gorgeous shakers! I love the details.

Cindy C. said...

Delightful projects!! Thanks for sharing.

Laura P said...

Wow, great texture on your cards using those fabuloud sies! The scenes are so pretty, and look fun to build!

greggers said...

Enjoyed seeing both of your cards, they truly are beautiful!

Marcia said...

Love both your snow globe cards!! What a great idea to add the elements outside the globe!

Kelli S. said...

Both cards are so pretty! I just love how you layered all the snow drifts--beautiful effect.

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this snow globe!! It really shines and makes me think of Christmases when I was a young child! TFS!

Debbie B said...

Love your cards! Reminds me of when we used to see a scene inside an Easter egg! You are probably too young for that! LOL Love this kit and all that it has to offer! Thanks for taking the time to share your ideas!

anniepalz said...

I like the snow layers in the snow globe. Great idea. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

anniepalz said...

I like the snow layers in the snow globe. Great idea. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Cynthia Clark said...

Love the little village in your snow globe. I want to live there.

Pam Pam said...

Love your derails in the snowglobe!

Cheryl L. said...

How lovely!! What a great kit!

Cathy said...

So pretty! Awesome kit, so many options!

Debra Rumpza said...

I love the snow globe dies and stamps so much!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the scenes.
The first is so detailed and wonderful.
Santa flying through the sky is great.
thanks for sharing.

Anna Marie Price said...

Putting the snowdrift up and front is something I would have never considered. It looks great!

Pam Spicer said...

Fantastic cards - I'm loving all these snow globe cards!

Bunny said...

My goodness. Everyone is so talented. Lovely cards. Great kits.

Diane Stricker said...

Very pretty shaker cards.

Char K said...

love them both!

Olesya Kharkova said...

Kimberly, Thank you so much for so magical cards! Love them all. xx

Susie Sonnier said...

What a great Kit..and the add-ons! Great cards!

Natasha said...

Wowsers! These are both totally amazing!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards,are wonderful!

Judie said...

Amazing shakers! I adore the first one!!

Crafty Little Peach said...

Love each and every one of these!

Betty Keefe said...

two lovely cards Kimberly - another wonderful HA kit!!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Darn it! Why can';t i resist? Love these cards!

Constance Hildebrand said...

Beautiful cards and great kit!

Soumya Murthy said...

Beautiful cards.. love the things that can be done with this kit.

pinkerboi said...

Great color combo :)

lindag1947 said...

Love globe

Pennie Glasser said...

Beautiful cards

MariClaudi said...

I love the look of the snow globe! I can't wait to receive my kit.

Carolyn Steele said...

Your first snow globe is so gorgeous it looks like an actual snow globe. Your other cards are great as well. Glad you showed some options! You made wonderful use of this fabulous kit!

Norma T. Gomez said...

Beautiful card! So many and cute details! Thank you for sharing

Lydia Lee said...

Lovely work and love the snow globe!

Unknown said...

Love the different depths in this scene. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Rauch said...

What a wonderful job you did using the kit. Your card is beautiful.

Beth said...

Wow! Awesome snow globe! I'm going to have to try that!

sotama14 said...

Great snow globe !!

Evelyn vasquez said...

Love them both.

Nancy Ketcham said...

I love the shaker card with the dark blue background. So creative!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Darling cards! Love how you added the snow drift to the snow globe base on the 2nd card. Thanks!

Katherine Orcelletto said...

Time to make the cards !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

Both of your cards are super Fabulous!!! So happy to have you hopping with us!

Eileen said...

Beautiful fabulous super duper cards!

mandalj said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the embossed background of the second one!

Michelle Daigle said...

Beautiful cards. Gorgeous kit! I love it and will be making my Christmas cards with it this year.

Chris Handy said...

Beautiful cards

gabriella said...

Neat card!

Sabrina said...

Very lovely cards!!

aknancy said...

Great cards...thank you for sharing. This is a great winter kit.

Rosemary said...

wonderful set of cards!!

Joan said...

Love your cards. It is so cool to watch the different creations from one die...love it! Thanks so much.

Barb Somerson said...

Beautiful shaker card. Love the sequins and bead set for the shaker part. Thanks for the ideas.

Julia said...

I absolutely LOVE your first card! Oh the colors!

Lindar C said...

I am going to use your method and emboss the panels with the die, it's beautiful.

vicenta ghylin said...

Great shaker cards. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cute cards!

Christine H said...

Oh how much I would love to win the Hero Arts kit so that I could make a lovely card like yours!

Barbara said...

Both the snow globe card and the second card are "magical". :)

loceanjo said...

These cards are both stunning!!

Evelyn said...

Beautifully done, love both cards, thank you.

MTPatB said...

The snow globe makes the cutest Christmas cards. This kit will sell out way too fast.

Nancy Carr said...

Cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

Kori Malakie said...

Very cute card!! You put so much detail into it!!

Kim Faucher said...

Stunning cards! Loving this kit so much!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

Loved your cards, elegantly simple.

pcm said...

fabulous shaker cards!

Mary W said...

Pink snow - beautiful!

judy said...

Lovely cards!!

Kristie Maynard said...

What a wonderful kit and you have done an amazing job with your projects. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Barbara Baxter said...

What a precious snow globe! I love that some of the snowy hills and buildings and trees are inside the globe along with the variegated snow! It also looks so cute with Santa flying across the globe. Perfect sentiment for a snow globe! I wish I could see more of your second shaker card. What I see, I like! Great colors of dark blue of the base card and the sky, the green of the trees and the rest white -- of the layer, the snowy hills and the embossed sentiment. The sequins also add some pop. Thanks for sharing.

Stacy Sheldon said...

They are both beautiful :)

Dottie Acosta said...

This kit is too cute love the snow globe ❤️

Houston McGuirk said...

Love all your cards and fantastic ideas for stretching your dies!

María Alba Negrón said...

Stunning Cards!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Angelique Vela said...

Great cards! I, particularly, liked the second card with the nature scene.

Patt H. said...

Wonderful cards! Love them both!!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful winter scenes! I love the shaker globe!

Cheryl B said...

Beautiful! Love your embossing with a die trick!

Angela Restad said...

Love the snow globe card.

Kathy Thisted said...

very fun cards thanks

Erica Brusca said...

so many great ideas for this kit

Denise Bryant said...

What a treasure! I'd frame it!

Debi Lowery said...

Two great scenes. Love the addition of the little houses.

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool shaker cards. Well done.

Kari Mano said...

Oh how I love snow globes! very nice cards.

Lynne Robinson said...

Wow, two striking cards. Your snow globe has so much depth and interest in it. In contrast the second card has wonderful simplicity.

cindybearj said...

Your snow globe is so pretty and sparkly! Also, I love the way you made the second card with the embossed snow and the drift outside the circle. It's like snowing outside the box...lol!

jean said...

what a beautiful background , also loved your card front!!! vibrant!!! I did buy the kit too!!!

sheron Egolf said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Robyn said...

Lovely cards! They are just beautiful.

A.G. said...

These are pretty! I love the snowy night background on the first one; it was perfect! And that dry embossed circles on the second one is so cute!!

Dar said...

Such cute cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tammy J said...

Cute shaker cards. TFS

Angie Williams said...

Your cards are gorgeous Kimberly. I love them. Tfs

Naama said...

Absolutely lovely! Love what's you've done with the kit :)

Ahava said...

Love your cards, that snow dome is stunning, and the kit is awesome

Anita Anita said...

What a darling tiny scene you created .kit is great.

Laura Litzinger said...

Love what you have created with this kit. I cannot wait for it to get here.

Laura Buehler said...

Great cards. What fun!

Arianna Barbara said...

The kit is amazing and all your cards are breathless!!! <3

Teri Ann said...

You know?! I believe that that kit, also, includes a LARGE amount of inspiration!!!

kody21 said...

awwwwwwwwww love snow globes and love this kit....wonderful card

Pam Joiner said...

The cards are lovely! I especially like the snow globe card with the stars all around. Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing with us.

Kailash said...

Love these card designs, you did such wonderful work with this gorgeous kit!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your snow globe designs - very inspiring and shows how fun this new kit would be:)

Linda S. said...

Very pretty cards. TFS

Sue McW said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the snow globe card.

Katy said...

Love the snow globe cards! Such warm winter scenes. Thanks for sharing and stay blessed.

Theresa N said...

Love the snow globe

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic shakers Kimberly. Those winter scenes are amazing. That kit (and the adds-on) is awesome.

cropmom66 said...

Beautiful cards! This kit offers so many opportunities to create! Love it!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Awesome cards - love this kit!

Swimmom said...

Love it!

Kelly Raines said...

I like how you used the kit and created the scenes with an easier, less layered look and one with several layers. Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

deb lowd said...

Such a beautiful use of color and dimension in this tiny little Christmas scene. This makes me want to take a quick trip to the snowy alps. Well done.

ldiggs said...

Love the charming winter scene you created! Such dimension!

Jenniferk said...

I love the gorgeous Christmas scene you created inside the snow globe, that card is beautiful! Your second card is equally as lovely, love the embossing with the circle confetti die!

Lauri Bacalzo said...

The dimensional look of your snow globe is darling.
I love the colors you used on both cards.
Thank you for sharing :)

DancesWithHooves said...

Very festive! The layering is especially wonderful and ads so much detail.

Patty Beers said...

I love your second card. So simple and elegant.

Vanna said...

Love the dimensional snow globe your made.

Rebecca Lynch said...

Your cards are so fun and creative. Love this card kit!

Cyndiag said...

Great card! I love this new kit and the add ons! So many cute scenes you could make with it!

Patty said...

Wow, your projects are wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win.

Li$@ said...

Beautiful snow globe!

Susan Wareham said...

Great cards this kit was a must have, so sorry I missed it.

Karen said...

You have made 2 fantastic shaker cards using this wonderful new Hero Arts Monthly kit! I love how the first card is "fully loaded" with lots of glitter and glam and I also love how the 2nd card is is more classic. Your two gorgeous shaker cards show how versatile this new Hero Arts kit is, and thank you for the wonderful inspiration too! ~Karen M.

bev p said...

3rd time is the charm! (Password issues!) I love both cards. Thanks. Wrote more the first time, tired of typing!

The Polkadot Pinecone said...

Very cute shaker cards, love this kit.

Diana said...

Love love love this kit!

Evelyn Borges said...

The rolling hills in this kit is such a great addition for scene building, great cards.

Mary Alice Varallo said...

That snow globe is the cutest! I've been trying not to buy anymore Christmas stamps but I just might have to buy this on!

Jan & Eric said...

Your scenes are lovely. jlingraham@hotmail.com

Sandy Small said...

I love how you used the confetti circle die to emboss. Your cards are great!

mandy walters said...

WOW says it all

Melissa Erickson said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful samples!

Miriam Prantner said...

Really really love this kit! Wonderful snowglobe cards, love how the mood for each is so different!

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards! I love shaker cards. So much fun!

Karen Weingartner said...

Love your snow globe card!

mary said...

Love this snow globe.....great!

Amy Lou said...

I love the snow globe! You did a great job using the kit!

Jenine Herrell said...

Your snow globe with the little village scene is adorable! I also love how you incorporated those same dies and elements into making a holiday card!

Dawn said...

I just love your use of the sequins.Reminds me of the huge snowflakes that fall here somtimes.

Dawn said...

I just love your use of the sequins.Reminds me of the huge snowflakes that fall here somtimes.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome cards.

Angela said...

I love both of your cards! It was very clever to take one of the elements and put it outside of the snowglobe. Very cute and creative! Thanks for using items from the kit in your projects, too!

CCDivaMM said...

Your globe is so pretty - so much detail. Love the way you used it with the snow hill too - good idea.

Debbie Anemaet said...

What a lot of detail in your first card, Kimberly! How fun to look for all the figures in it! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

Lagene said...

AWESOME shaker cards! I love these little critters! and the dies! I'm so bummed that I was too late to order the Kit!

Melisa Lodes said...

love the embossed snow technique, thanks

Mrs Nellie said...

The snow globes are wonderful. I like the dies used on the outside of the globes for dimension. Hero Arts October kit is a hit!

patti said...

I love these snow globe cards!!!!

Gigglls said...

Wow, I loved everything! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

I love these projects and the snow globe is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Beverly said...

Wow! Love all the hilly layers in the shaker card.

Sherrie Johnson said...

Such beautiful shaker cards. I especially love the snow globe card!

Tammy Rubarts said...

I just love that "let it snow" shaker card. It is PERFECT! It's really what a shaker card should be...

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fun and festive projects. Thanks for the inspiration

Sue D said...

Both of these are fabulous.

Karen said...

I love the now globe. I wish they would bring it back even if they don't use anything else. I really wanted the globe.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!!!

Marina said...

Great card ideas, thanks for sharing them!

Jenn said...

Beautiful cards!

Ann K said...

Love your snow globe card - so many shaker possibilities with this card kit.

Stanky P. said...

Your cards turned out beautifully :) I'm in love with your techniques. tfs

Heather DePasquale said...

Beautiful cards! Love the snowfall backdrop. Thanks for sharing!!

TavarNinja said...

What a cute set of cards! I don't know how you can figure out which colours to use for embellishments! It's always ends up in an argument with myself!

Leslie Davis said...

Very cute. TFS.

Sheila said...

Shaker cards and snow globes = eye catching cards! Thank you!

sue lorio said...

i really, really love this set. wish i could afford it! maybe i will be lucky this time and win it!

wilson.marie65 said...

This is a amazing kit.. love the snow glove.... :)

mtscrapgal said...

Your snow globes are beautiful creations. Thanks

starqueen said...

Hi Kimberly,
Great cards from a great MMH kit! TY!👏🏻

Louanne said...

I am loving these snowglobes! Love the little scenes you created in both of them! Thanks for sharing your creations.

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