Good morning! Today is the day! The November My Monthly Hero kit is finally available for purchase, and we have a fantastic blog hop to help provide you with even more inspiration for this month’s kit! You should have arrived from Debi Adam’s blog, and your next stop is Ilina Crouse’s blog. This month’s kit is super unique and oh so much fun… the stamps and dies included in the kit help you create a miniature Advent calendar. Here’s what’s included:
4″ x 6″ Clear Stamp Set
4.25″ x 5.5″ Ornament Flap Fancy Die
4.25″ x 5.5″ Ornament Background Cling Stamp
Green-gold Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.
Gold Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.
This kit is valued at $60, but it’s available for purchase at only $34.99! Great value, right? And if you’ve been checking out the Hero Arts Blog, you’ve seen just how many different ways this kit can be used. These kits frequently sell out, and once they’re gone, they’re gone… so don’t wait and miss out! You can also subscribe to make sure that you get first dibs every month. The kits will begin shipping from the warehouse on Friday, November 9th. In case you missed it, this was my project for the Hero Arts Blog countdown:
I combined the main Advent calendar components with Clarice, our Elf on the Shelf to create a fun, interactive “scavenger hunt” for my kiddos! Fun for them to search for Clarice (and bonus, it helps them learn their numbers)! You can check out the full blog post here.
For my blog hop project today, I chose to use the lovely Ornament Background included in the main kit. I began by heat embossing it onto plain white card stock using silver embossing powder. I then used my foam blending tools to blend Indigo, Orchid, and Rose Madder Hybrid inks.
Once my colorful background was complete, I die cut a Christmas word die from plain white card stock. I also stamped the rest of the greeting from Christmas Trimmings on white strips of card stock using Indigo ink. I adhered them in the center of my blended panel using liquid adhesive (makes this the perfect, flat card for mailing!), then added some Crystal Lacquer to the Christmas die cut to add some textural interest to the card front.
The final step was to add some shiny, sparkly sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I know this color combination isn’t really “traditional” for Christmas, but I think it looks so magical with the ornaments and the snowflakes and the silver… it’s just plain pretty!
Now, for some fun giveaway information! Hero Arts is giving away one kit to a lucky commenter (and if you’ve already purchased one, they will reimburse you!). All you have to do to be eligible is leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! Here’s the full lineup in case you got lost:
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous week!