Hi friends! Happy Monday! It’s the first Monday of the month, and that means that it’s time for another kit release from my friends at Hero Arts! You should have arrived here from the marvelous Kelly Taylor, and this is your last stop on the hop! This month’s theme is dedicated to all things alphabet. I received my kit a bit late, so I have some very quick and easy tags to share with you. We can all use “quick and easy” around this time, can’t we? Here’s a peek at this month’s Classic Kit:
And a look at the Premium Kit:
The contents of these kits retail individually for over double the kit purchase price. The My Monthly Hero Classic kit can be yours for $36.99, and the Premium Kit can be purchased for $49.99! There are also a ton of marvelous, universally-useful add-ons which coordinate with the kits or can be used as standalone products. Let’s get started with my projects!!
Whenever I see alphabet dies, my mind immediately goes to personalized stationery. I started my cardmaking journey when I was newly married and wanted to create the perfect monogram stationery to send as thank you notes, and so new alphabet products always bring me back to my roots. Now, as a momma of four kids, personalization is important, because my kids like to make sure that everybody knows whose toy is whose!! (lol and cry simultaneously) I die cut the new cover plate die from the Classic Kit from using Pitch Black cardstock and realized that my boys’ names are short enough that the die cut letters could easily be added onto some tags. My little boys are learning how to spell their names in preschool, and seeing their letters anywhere (stop sign, mail, gas station sign, etc) brings them a thrill that I thought seeing a personalized tag on their “want” gift would make them so happy!
I die cut three tags from Cherry cardstock using the Bulb Ornament Infinity Dies which are unfortunately out of stock at the moment, but you can easily sign up for email notification for when they come back in stock! They’re super useful, especially considering the variety of sizes included in the set. I used a Post-It note to mask off the top of the ornament bulbs and blended Cranberry ink around the edges to add some extra dimension. I then used the Snowflake Fancy Die and white glitter cardstock from the Glitter Basics cardstock pack to add a festive snowflake pattern to each snowflake, snipping off the extras spilling over the edges. I popped up the die cut letters from the My Monthly Hero Classic Kit using foam adhesive and added a bit of sparkly silver twine from which my tag could swing!
On the back of the tag, I used more Pitch Black cardstock to add a die cut “from” from the Holiday Words Fancy Die set. I love that these tags came together so quickly and easily. They’d be super easy to mass produce and would be darling as tags for gifts or even place cards for a family meal!
For my lone girl child, I wanted to create a variation on the same tags with a bit more feminine color palette. Her name is a bit longer than the boys’ names, so I used the “V” die from the new S-V Fancy Dies. Having a V for her first initial makes it a bit more challenging to find monogrammed items, so she really enjoys seeing her monogram on anything!! I die cut the large Bulb Ornament Infinity Dies from Mist cardstock, then placed my Post-It Note mask on the top and blended Paradise ink around the edges. I added more sparkly snowflakes, then die cut the large V from S-V Fancy Dies from Adriatic cardstock and popped it up with foam adhesive, I added a sparkly silver twine bow and loop. Super cute and sparkly! I think she will probably even keep it as an ornament for her little Christmas tree in her bedroom.
When I opened my release package last week, I was immediately struck by the generous size of the new Alphabet Fancy Dies and knew that I wanted to create a festive word garland for my office Christmas tree! My new office gave me enough space to have a tree of my very own, a white tree decorated in blush pink and rose gold, and it was such fun to create this little banner to decorate it. I die cut the Alphabet Fancy Dies from some light pink shimmer cardstock as well as regular white cardstock, then adhered them together to add a bit of extra stability. Then, I dug out my glue gun (haven’t used that in awhile!) and adhered the letters to some sparkly rose gold twine.
I think it looks fabulous on my little tree!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now for some fun giveaway information:
Hero Arts will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, December 10th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
I’m the last stop on the hop, so if you’ve made it this far, you’re all done! You can also start back a the beginning at the Hero Arts blog if you got out of order. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!