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Awesome Add-ons: January 2023 Ideas + Video

Jan 11, 2023 Hero Arts

It's time for our Awesome Add-ons feature for the month of January! Have you had a chance to check out the new add-ons introduced on Monday along with this month's kit? The creative possibilities are endless with this lovely collection – stamps, dies, stencils, hot foil plates, and even rub-ons! We can't wait to see what you'll create with them!

Shop for the January MMH add-ons here

Today we're delighted to have Creative Team member Jayne Nelson here to share some fabulous "beyond the kit" ideas for a few of the add-ons.

My first card features the absolutely gorgeous Heart Flourish Cover Plate. After cutting a card-sized panel of Passion Flower cardstock, I used a blending brush to apply Purple Galaxy, Grape Slush, and Berry Smoothie Reactive inks to the cardstock, blending the darkest ink along the edges and the lighter ink at the panel’s center. Then, I used the Heart Flourish Cover Plate to die-cut the intricate heart design from the inked panel. I secured the panel to a Dove White card base with Precision Glue.

Next, I added several sentiments to the card. First, I selected a Love sentiment from the Hugs and Kisses Rub-On Transfer Sheet. I simply positioned the sentiment over the heart and then rubbed over it with a craft stick to transfer it to the card. I also added a pair of sentiments from the new Loving Sentiment Strips set that I stamped with Intens-ified Black ink and die-cut with the Sentiment Strips Fancy Die. To finish the card, I added a single Purple Enamel Dot.

My second card features the beautiful Stripe Stencil. To create the inked-blended, striped background panel, I applied Blue Hawaii, Grape Slush, Berry Smoothie, and Taffy ink over the Stripe Stencil onto a piece of white cardstock and then secured the panel to a Passion Flower card with foam tape.

Next, I stamped and die-cut a sentiment from the You’re Mine Bundle with Berry Smoothie ink, secured it to a pair of white and vellum circles that I cut with the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies, and then secured the sentiment panel to the card with foam tape. I also used the Love and Floral Fancy Dies to cut a collection of small flowers that I inked with the same background ink colors, plus some Key Lime Fizz ink for the leaves. After gluing the flowers to the card around the sentiment, I added a few Purple Enamel Dots.

For a full walkthrough of this month's add-ons, check out the video below. It's also available to view on YouTube.

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, January 12 to take advantage of this offer.

We appreciate you stopping by today. Happy stamping!

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DF116 Heart Flourish Cover Plate (F)...
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SB356 You're Mine Bundle (E) | Hero Arts
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CM684 Loving Sentiment Strips | Hero...
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DF114 Love and Florals Fancy Dies (D)...
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DI199 Nesting Circle Infinity Dies...
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DF087 Sentiment Strips Fancy Die (F)...
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SA229 Stripe Stencil | Hero Arts
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RT103 Hugs and Kisses Hero Transfers...
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AF420 Taffy Reactive Ink | Hero Arts
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AF430 Berry Smoothie Reactive Ink |...
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AF424 Key Lime Fizz Reactive Ink |...
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AF429 Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink | Hero...
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AF464 Purple Galaxy Reactive Ink |...
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AF432 Grape Slush Reactive Ink | Hero...
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AF435 Intens-ified Black Ink Pad |...
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PS337 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS406 Hero Hues Dove White Side...
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PS772 Classic Vellum Layering Paper...
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MI003 Ink Blending Brushes | Hero Arts
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CH325 Purples Hero Hues Enamel Dots |...
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GW102 Precision Glue XL | Hero Arts
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