Hi there! The first Monday of the month means a brand new My Monthly Hero release from Hero Arts, and this month we have an absolutely scrumptious new die-centric kit that has so. many. options! You should have arrived here from Daniel and your next stop is Jessica! This month’s kit has such a marvelous array of dies to make your card- and tag-making super simple, and so many of these dies can be used beyond your holiday crafting! Here’s a peek at this month’s kit:
The November My Monthly Hero kit includes: 3″ x 4″ Clear Stamp Set, 31 Ornament-building Fancy Dies, 6 Sheets of Acetate Panels, 10 Sheets of Deluxe Smooth White Cardstock, 5.5″ x 8.5″, Scarlet Satin Ribbon, 1/4″ wide, 3 yds., Snowflake Sequins. The value for all of these items individually is $71, but the kit is yours for only $34.99! These kits frequently sell out quickly, so if you’re loving them as much as I do, you can always SUBSCRIBE to guarantee that you receive your kit each month. I have a card and tag duo today using the main kit, so let’s get started with the details!
My fellow Hero Arts Creative Team-mates totally have rocked the traditional holiday color schemes, so I thought I would throw a little twist into my projects with some hot pink!
My card project features several of the foliage die cuts from the main kit, but instead of using my beloved colored cardstock, I pulled out my Karin watercolor markers and added some watercolored goodness to the die cuts. I die cut all of the elements from some Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper, then used the Karin Brushmarker Pro markers and a damp paintbrush to add lots of vibrant color to the different images.
I heat embossed a greeting from the 3×4″ stamp set that is included in the main kit using gold embossing powder, then trimmed each piece out to create two different sentiment strips.
I adhered the main watercolored wreath portion to the Deluxe White card base using Precision Glue, then added the rest of the elements using foam adhesive for lots of dimension and texture. I added a few sparkly pink gems to add some festive holiday sparkle!
My second project using the November My Monthly Hero kit is a simple tag that I was able to throw together super quickly using several cardstock scraps that I found in my scrap box! I hate spending a ton of time on holiday tags, because they just get thrown away so quickly with the rest of the wrapping, so I was super excited at how quickly and prettily this came together! I cut the base from Hero Arts’s Azalea cardstock, then used a Blending Brush to lightly blend some Plum ink around the edge to give it a vintage feel and add some extra dimension. I added several of the same die cut elements from my holiday card, this time cut from colored cardstock! The combination of the Palm, Plum, Azalea, and Cup O’Joe creates such an unexpected but pretty color palette! This tag would surely stand out beautifully on a card front. I heat embossed a To: and From: from the main kit’s stamp set using white embossing powder, then added a simple white raffia loop to make a quick tag.
My next projects feature the beautiful new Holiday Foliage Messages stamp set paired with some of the new tag dies for some more quick and lovely tags to adorn your holiday gifts! I began by die cutting the new Stocking Fancy Die and the Light Fancy Die from some more watercolor paper. I then heat embossed greetings from the new Holiday Foliage Messages using gold embossing powder. I love how beautifully the details are picked up on the embossed greetings!
After I’d added the embossed greetings to the centers of my tags, I again used my Karin Brushmarker Pro markers and a damp paintbrush to add lots of vibrant pinky reds and plums to my tag die cuts. I die cut the topper for the holiday bulb from some gold glitter cardstock, then added it to my tag with some more liquid glue. I added simple white raffia loops to the top of each tag to make it easy to add them to gifts. I love how quickly these came together with the help of the beautiful, intricate greetings from the Holiday Foliage Messages!
Well, that’s all for these projects today! Now for some fun giveaway information:
Hero Arts is giving away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, November 13th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.