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Awesome Add-ons: August 2021 Edition

Aug 04, 2021 Hero Arts

Hello and welcome to our August Awesome Add-ons feature. Before we dive into today's project inspiration, here’s a look at all of the exciting new add-ons that we've released along with the August My Monthly Hero Kit. Stamps, dies, stencils, liquid watercolors, paper – so much goodness that will have you dreaming up designs filled with color and made with heart!

Shop for the August MMH add-ons here

Today we're delighted to have Debi Adams here to share some fabulous “beyond the kit” ideas for a few of the add-ons.

Well hello everyone! I’m Debi Adams and I’m excited to be working with Hero Art’s August theme of “Color Your World with Friendship”, certainly a welcome addition to all of Hero’s amazing designs. Love the concept that we can create cards that encourage new friendships of all backgrounds, colors and lifestyles as well as support and encourage existing ones. These two cards do exactly that. Both are quick and easy!

This first bright and colorful card uses the new Rays of Color Window Fancy Die as well as the existing New Day Butterflies stamp set and Frame Cuts. I first used the Fancy Die to cut the Dove White cardstock frame and attached it to a Dove White Top Folded Card. I then die-cut all of the various cardstock colors. What’s really nice about making this card is that the many colors of cardstock that were cut using the Fancy Die can make up to 13 cards with the remaining pieces! I adhered each color in place, stamped, cut, colored and attached the butterflies and attached a white embossed sentiment onto the front. Done!

For my second card I stamped the Floral Color Wheel Bold Prints stamp onto a 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” Dove White cardstock base using the MISTI Tool and Taffy, Creamsicle, Pool Party, Lemon Drop and Key Lime Fizz Reactive Inks. I inked up a piece of the same sized Dove White cardstock with the same Reactive Inks using blending brushes and lightly misted it with water. Once dry, I embossed the design using white embossing powder and embossing ink using the Bold Prints stamp. I trimmed it down to fit inside the existing pre-stamped card base, stamped a sentiment from the Paper Hugs Stamp & Cut set and adhered them all to a top-folded Dove White card base.

So enjoyed making both of these cards. Wanting to get these out to some new friends I met this last weekend. What are you working on? Hope these designs inspire you to make and send to friends.


A reminder for all My Monthly Hero subscribers: You have the opportunity to add extra items, including but not limited to add-ons, to your kit shipments with no additional shipping charges. Simply log in to your Hero Arts store account and place your order by 11:59am PT on Thursday, August 5 to take advantage of this offer.

Happy stamping!

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DI945 Rays of Color Window Fancy Die...
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CG860 Floral Color Wheel Bold Prints...
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DC289 Paper Hug Stamp & Cut XL - Hero...
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CM320 New Day Butterflies - Hero Arts
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DI604 New Day Butterflies Frame Cuts...
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MI003 Ink Blending Brushes - Hero Arts
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AF420 Taffy Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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AF422 Creamsicle Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF423 Lemon Drop Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF424 Key Lime Fizz Reactive Ink -...
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AF426 Pool Party Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF470 Embossing & Watermark + Reinker...
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PW110 White Embossing Powder - Hero Arts
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WM101 Water Mist Bottle - Hero Arts
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
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PS400 Hero Hues Dove White Top Folded...
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