Awesome Add-ons: May 2023 Ideas + Video
It's time for our May Awesome Add-ons feature! Our newest release is filled to the brim with stamps, stencils and dies that will take you back to the golden days of summers past. The nostalgia of ice cream trucks, roller skates and gumball machines is irresistible! So grab your favorites and get ready to have fun creating projects that capture the essence of summer. The May add-ons complement this month's kits while also working wonderfully on their own.
Shop for the May 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.
I’m very excited to be sharing two ice cream themed cards that I made with several of this month’s nostalgic add-on products. Both of these cards feature the fun, new Ice Cream Truck Bundle. This stamp and die set includes an adorable ice cream truck image, assorted frozen treat stamps, and a collection of punny sentiments. All of these can be use with the coordinating dies to make summer cards for all occasions.
For my first card, I started by cutting an imperfect oblong from a piece of masking paper and then repeatedly inking over it onto a panel of Dove White cardstock with Taffy, Fruit Punch, Blue Hawaii, and Grape Slush inks. Before securing the inked panel to a Passion Flower card base with foam tape, I stamped one of the set’s sentiments directly onto the background with Intens-ified Black ink.
For the card’s focal point, I simply stamped three images from the stamp set—the ice cream truck, an ice cream cone sign, and a popsicle. Before die cutting each image, I colored them with colored pencils, using colors similar to the background. I secured each finished piece to the card with foam tape. For a final detail, I added three Purple Enamel Dots to the card.
For my second card, I embossed the new Triangle Mix Bold Prints background onto a panel of white cardstock with Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink and White Embossing Powder. Then, using several blending brushes, I inked over the panel with Fruit Punch, Taffy, Lemon Drop and Creamsicle inks. After removing any excess ink with a paper towel, I trimmed the panel with a Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die and then secured it to a white card base.
To embellish this card, I stamped, colored, and die cut three ice cream cones from the Ice Cream Truck Bundle. Before securing the images to the card, I glued two additional die cut layers behind each cone with Precision Glue. For the card’s sentiment, I embossed and die cut a fun message, from the same set, onto a piece of Cup O’ Joe cardstock. To finish the card, I added a few Pink 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, May 4 to take advantage of this offer.
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Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog
May 03, 2023
The May kit and its add-ons remind me of everything I loved about my childhood! LOVE the fun, creative projects your design team has shared in this post and the previous posts.