Awesome Add-ons: January 2021 Edition

by Hero Arts January 06, 2021 4 Comments

Welcome to our Awesome Add-ons monthly feature! January is here and with it, a whole new assortment of wonderful add-on products to complement the January My Monthly Hero kit. Before we dive into the project inspiration, let's take a peek at the collection. Get ready to BEE creative and have fun using these sweet-as-honey stamps and dies for all sorts of occasions throughout the year!

Shop for the January 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.

Happiest of New Years friends! I’m Debi Adams and I’m thrilled to be ushering in another fabulous My Monthly Hero Add-On collection for January 2021. As always, it’s exciting to see what the Hero Arts in-house artists and designers have drawn up especially as we enter a new season of change. As many of you may have already noticed, our theme for this month is bees. Pretty fascinating creatures who appear to be quite productive so I tried to imitate that with my work this month. Lol. I have two cards to show you today.

Can I just say how much I love these daisies! There is something quite happy about them and I am so there!

The top part of the Dove White card (3 1/4” x 5 1/2”) was stamped with the big daisies, small daisies and bitty daisies from the Bee the Queen stamp set using Intense Black Ink in a random fashion and then colored in with various shades of yellow and gray Copic markers. I stamped the “hello” sentiment on the top of the card and then stamped, colored and die-cut those adorable bees and attached them to the card front using foam dots. A tiny strip of yellow cardstock was attached to the bottom of the white card. To create a pattern for the bottom of the card, I simply embossed the Peek-A-Boo Honeycomb Fancy Die onto Pitch Black cardstock instead of cutting it out. This requires a rubber mat on the bottom, the cardstock on top of that, cut blade side of the Peek-A-Boo Honeycomb Fancy Die facing down and then an embossing plate on top. Run it through your die-cutting machine and it embosses instead of cuts! Assemble card onto a 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” side-folded card and you’re done!

For my second card, I used the Bees and Flowers Bold Prints with Intense Black Ink for my background, coloring some of the images in with Copic markers. To break up the design I die-cut smaller sizes of the new Hexagon Infinity Dies from white and yellow cardstock so they layered together. I stamped the sentiment using Intense Black Ink onto the coordinating Dove White hexagon shape that goes into the center, larger hexagon. Adhering all the hexagons down the center of the card, I stamped and embellished two daisies from the Bee the Queen and Frame Cuts set and four leaves from the Bee and Flowers Wreath and Frame Cut sets and attached them to card using foam dots and adhesive. Pretty sweet seeing how all the different sets from this month’s launch work so well together.

Hoping I inspired you to create something bright and happy for the New Year!

XO,

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 7 to take advantage of this offer.

Happy stamping!

Click on products to shop:

CM510 Bee the Queen - Hero Arts
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CM511 Bee and Flowers Wreath - Hero Arts
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CG835 Bees and Flowers Bold Prints -...
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DI846 Hexagon Infinity Dies (H) -...
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DI863 Peek-A-Boo Honeycomb Fancy Die...
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DI862 Bee and Flowers Wreath Frame...
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DI861 Bee the Queen Frame Cuts (C) -...
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AF345 Intense Black - Hero Arts
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
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PS323 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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4 Responses

Jen Taylor
Jen Taylor

January 17, 2021

This is by far one of the best releases you have done. These bees are so cute and the great thing about this entire stamp set and all the add ons and additional products is that we can use them year-round to remind people about the plight of bees. Your designers did an amazing job. Thank you so much for this fantastic set.

Trina C Barr
Trina C Barr

January 12, 2021

I love all the awesome add-ons. So many ways to use them.

Rhonda Amos
Rhonda Amos

January 11, 2021

I love everything Bees!!

Laurie Helgason
Laurie Helgason

January 07, 2021

Beautiful set. I love the cute bumble bees.