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.
Your next stop is Jessica. You can check out the full hop list and more details about this month’s release on the Hero Arts Blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Wow, the pine ones, and Leaves on the wreath card look so 3 dimensional!
Sharon Gullikson says
The colors on your greenery—amazing. I LOVE the bluey green especially
Wonderful coloring & dimension with sparkle & shine as well.
Meghan Kennihan says
I LOVE the Christmas Foliage and you colors!
kathleen dumpert says
Beautiful greenery and your tags are so cute!
Debbie Carriere says
Wow! Love the watercolored die cuts.
Jeanne Rice says
Your card is so beautiful. It looks so dimensional.
Barbara-Jean Kubik says
I really like your pinky reds! a great change from the traditional red.
Karen Carlson says
These are all awesome. Love your watercolored elements. Beautiful!
Love your wreath card and the ornament tags are awesome!
Judy Inukai says
WOW! What amazing projects. Your coloring is wonderful. The pine cone on the card looks so dimensional and real. Love the stocking too. The pink is a nice change from the traditional holiday colors.
Dayna Johnson says
The colors are so pleasing to the eye in your tags. Great inspiration!
Just adore all the pink! Your #2 tag is my favorite! I am trying a lot of purple this year. PS…your pinecones are kick azz, too!
Cathy Dixon says
Your wreath is just beautiful, so classic.
Marisela Delgado says
Sarah Maddison says
I love the simplicity of the background on your card, making the wreath be the true star of the show.
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Your projects are stunning- I love the hot pink! The dimension and coloring on the wreath is amazing- looks so real!
KATE LEBLANC says
Great projects, they are so beautiful! Wonderful inspiration!!
Love your inspiration, Emily! Wonderful with the pink theme! Great wreath variety in this kit. Thanks for you ideas!
Stacey Kowbel says
Fabulous projects! I love all the dimension in the wreath!
Nancy Knapp says
I love how you used the pink in your tags and card. I just love the look of the card–beautiful!
Annette Reed says
Everything is so pretty! I love the wreaths!
Patricia E Wilson says
What a lovely mix of inspiration with no many different looks. Thanks.
Bev Wilkinson says
Love the shading and variation in your coloring. Everything is so pretty!
Kris Reeves says
Wow you really made that pinecone look real! Well done!
Sheri Kempke says
Wow–your card is breath taking–that gorgeous wreath just pops off the white background and is so gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration, love this new kit!
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous card and tags! I love the fab wreath you created for your card!
Daria Z. says
Emily, that wreath card is just stunning!! And I love the bright pink tag. Not I color I would normally use for Christmas – but it works!!
Jeanne Beam says
Fantastic creations! The wreath on the card is so gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing.
Linda Price says
Wow- your pine cone wreath has come to life. Amazing. Thank you for sharing.
Sue D says
Pretty and cute. Love the colors.