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Awesome Add-ons: October 2023 Ideas + Video

Oct 04, 2023 Hero Arts

Hello and welcome to our Awesome Add-ons feature for the month of October! Here's a look at all this month's fabulous new offerings – just in time for holiday and winter crafting!

Shop for the October 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.

Hi, I’m excited to share a pair of cards featuring my favorite add-on products—the Folk Winter Animals Bundle, the Color Layering Folk Winter Animals Stencils set, and the Starry Moon Bold Prints background stamp. These beautiful stamps, stencils, and dies can be used together or separately to create striking cards for all occasions.

For my first card, I started by stamping the Starry Moon Bold Prints stamp onto Dove White cardstock with Passion Flower ink. To ensure complete ink coverage, I stamped the background several times. I trimmed the stamped panel with a Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die and then secured the panel to a Passion Flower card base with foam tape.

Next, using the Color Layering Folk Winter Animals Stencils set and a few blending brushes, I layered Passion Flower, Grape Slush, and Nautical nks over the stencils to create a fox and a few flowers. Before cutting around each image with it's matching die, I stamped over each image with the coordinating outline stamp from the Folk Winter Animals Bundle using Intens-ified Black ink. Then, I secured the images to the card with foam tape and Precision Glue. I also embossed a small sentiment from the Fall Fox stamp set with Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink and White Embossing Powder onto a strip of Pitch Black cardstock. For a final detail, I put a Purple Enamel Dot at the center of each flower.

For my second card, I stamped the Starry Moon Bold Prints onto a trimmed panel of Arctic cardstock with Arctic ink. I also applied some Bermuda ink to the panel’s corners with a blending brush. I secured the background panel to an Arctic card base with foam tape.

This time, I used the Folk Winter Animals Bundle and the Color Layering Folk Winter Animals Stencils to create two deer images. I layered Arctic, Bermuda, and Cherry inks over the stencils and then used the coordinating stamps and dies to stamp over and cut around each deer. I also added an embossed Merry Christmas sentiment on Adriatic cardstock. I finished the card with a Cherry cardstock heart, die cut with a Nesting Hearts Infinity Die, and a trio of 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.

Did you know you can get the entire collection of add-ons in one bundle at a discounted price? Check it out here.

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. October 5 to take advantage of this offer.

We appreciate you stopping by today. Happy stamping!

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SB383 Folk Winter Animals Bundle (E)...
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SA257 Color Layering Folk Winter...
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CG930 Starry Moon Bold Prints | Hero...
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CM723 Fall Fox | Hero Arts
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DI198 Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies...
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Nesting Hearts Dies | Hero Arts
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AF721 Passion Flower Core Ink | Hero...
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AF432 Grape Slush Reactive Ink | Hero...
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AF681 Arctic Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF684 Bermuda Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF706 Nautical Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF622 Cherry Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF435 Intens-ified Black Ink Pad |...
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AF419 Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink...
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white | Hero Arts
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PS313 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS314 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS337 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS303 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS323 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PW110 White Embossing Powder | Hero Arts
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CH325 Purples Hero Hues Enamel Dots |...
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CH324 Pinks Hero Hues Enamel Dots |...
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MI003 Ink Blending Brushes | Hero Arts
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GW102 Precision Glue XL | Hero Arts
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