Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Playing with My Monthly Hero

I had a chance to play with my newest My Monthly Hero kit, and made 4 cards.  I have been feeling hopeful that things will be better in 2021 than they were in 2020, and this kit captures that feeling.  Unfortunately, as I post this, our capital is under attack, so I don't know if it is time yet to be hopeful. 

My first card was inspired by Julee Tillman.  I sponged three different colors of Catherine Pooler ink on to a piece of card stock, then cut it out with the 'HOPE".  I layered 3 die cuts to create some texture.  I carefully saved the cut out pieces to use on my next card.  I also stamped the card base with the largest of the 2 sunburst images in the kit.

And...this is what I did with the bits and pieces I cut out of the previous die.  2 cards with one pass of the die.

This next card was inspired by Mariana, and I used only the stamps from the kit.  I really love how the stamps layer up the clouds and sky.

Last up is a card inspired by Michelle.  I was able to use the stamps and dies from the kit on this card.  Honestly, I think that this may be my favorite MMH kit yet.

I am entering all these cards in the following challenges:  Stay Crafty with Hero #18: Inspired by...,  The Paper Players #522: Use Something New, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: use a new product, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New, Use Your Stuff #413:  All About the New, Shopping Our Stash #436: What's New with You.

I am also entering the last card at Just Us Girls #565: Hello and also at Inkspirational #229: Something In Your Home (it is almost always sunny when I look out my window)

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Wow, these are stunning! What cool dies and colors!

  2. Great set of cards! I like the CAS look and the sentiment on the last card seems like it will come in handy these days! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players.

  3. Your hope cards are particularly wonderful! TFS and Happy New Year!

  4. Wow, you have showcased your new kit perfectly - enough that now I wish I had one! :D Four beautiful cards, but I'm going to give a special shout-out to the second one with the *leftovers* from the first, it's gorgeous!

  5. All three cards are so striking! You created the perfect layout for the dies. Thank you for sharing your true art with us over at the Paper Players!

  6. I love them all! Great designs.Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  7. Wow Joyce... these cards are AMAZING! I love your creative use of these dies and the vivid pops of color. Very clean and fresh designs! We love seeing you link up at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  8. These cards are just lovely! So creative and unique. Really well done. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT Coordinator

  9. Joyce these cards are so beautiful. I love your choice of colours and the beautiful skylines! Stuff you have that I would to come play with! 😊

  10. oh my gosh, such beautiful and amazing cards and a great use of thatfabulous new kit! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (new!) STASH with us this fortnight!


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