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Awesome Add-ons: November Edition

by Hero Arts November 07, 2018 11 Comments

Hi stampers, it’s time for this month’s Awesome Add-ons feature! Before we dive into the project inspiration, here’s a look at all of the add-on products that were introduced along with the November My Monthly Hero kit -- 3 clear stamp sets with coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 cling background stamp with a coordinating window flap Fancy Die, a fun DIY Ornament kit, and even a Snow & Froth technique kit...

Shop for the November 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. Take it away, Debi...

Presents. Deep down I think everyone enjoys them though some prefer not to be in the spotlight when it comes to opening them. No need to worry about that here. This darling all-over Presents Background and coordinating Peek-a-Boo Doors Fancy Die, will put the recipient at ease and make the work light for the creator. It’s a win, win!

Stamp the entire image in Intense Black Ink onto a 4” x 5 1/4” white cardstock then stamp another piece of cardstock with the same image. Choose parts and pieces to die-cut from the second stamped image. Embellish the original cardstock using Lime Green Ink, brushing upwards from the bottom using a foam applicator or blending tool, leaving the top untouched. Attach stamped cardstock piece to front of A2 card using foam dots.

Color in the various gifts selected using markers. (I used Copics - R29, YG23, G07, RV04). Attach gifts to card base using foam dots.


Cut a small strip of white cardstock for “Merry Christmas” sentiment. Use pink marker to color top and red marker to color bottom. Stamp and emboss sentiment onto the colored strip of cardstock using Versamark ink and White Embossing powder. Heat set using a Heat Tool. Attach sentiment to card base with foam dots.


Wow! That was quick! How many can you make in an hour? It’s definitely an easy Christmas card to replicate for the holidays.

Moving onto gingerbread kisses and warm winter wishes! No holiday seems complete without the scents of the season. Lucky for us, we can save on the calories by stamping and creating with this sweet stamp set, “In for the Holidays.


To create this card, I randomly stamped some of the images from In for the Holidays using Intense Black Ink all over a white card then colored them in with Copic markers (BG11, E23, N3, T1, R29, YG23, G07, YR24, R21). Using a light gray marker around the designs can give the illusion of dimension to the object or to create a shadow. It’s a definite go-to in my product box. I think it makes the images pop.


Since all the stamps were pretty much centered around the gingerbread house, I chose to highlight that particular design by stamping it onto a separate piece of rectangular-sized cardstock in Intense Black Ink and matting it with black cardstock from the Midnight Mixed Layering Papers. I left a space in the middle to allow for a strip of patterned paper and then stamped my sentiment at the bottom of the rectangle using Royal Red Ink and shadowed it with a light gray marker. It all got mounted onto my card base with foam dots.

And here’s a fun little tip… Wherever there is a red strip, as in the bows and candy canes seen here, draw a line with a thin, white pen, I used a Uniball, down the center of it. It gives the appearance of a shiny object and adds just a little extra to the image.


Well there you have it! No need to mess up the kitchen. Just pull out this stamp set and get to work.

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, November 8 to take advantage of this offer.

Happy stamping!





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11 Responses

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

November 08, 2018

Awesome cards. Love all three of them. Thanks for sharing the ideas and the Fun Little Tip :).

Patt H.
Patt H.

November 08, 2018

Awesome cards, Debi! Love these new stamps ! Thanks for the white pen tip too!

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

November 07, 2018

Fantastic cards Debi using the add ons, I love them all!

Henriétte
Henriétte

November 07, 2018

The Add-Ons are great this month, my very favorite is the In for the Holidays stamp set and Debi did a wonderful job with it. Thank you so much for showing.

Julie
Julie

November 07, 2018

In for the Holidays is my favorite set of this release.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

November 07, 2018

These add-on items look wonderful! What beautiful cards. :)

Lagene
Lagene

November 07, 2018

Awesome kit, such fun advent backgrounds and add ons! Great projects!

susie sonnier
susie sonnier

November 07, 2018

Such fun and happy cards

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

November 07, 2018

I have a large stash and yet this kit contains something I didn’t have in the Advent items. Thanks again Hero Arts. Love both examples here in this post too.

Lynda Bart
Lynda Bart

November 07, 2018

I really like this background stamp. i’ve never owned one and I think this one has MANY possibilities. Thank you for the ideas.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

November 07, 2018

Beautiful set of inspirations!! :)