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November My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway!

Oct 31, 2018 Janette Kausen

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the November My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, November 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here for the next three days, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Stay tuned for more inspiration all weekend long! Now let's join Janette for a first look at this holiday advent inspired kit.

I am so excited about our advent theme this month! Each year I create some sort of advent calendar for my children. This year it will definitely include this month's kit, but the kit is not limited to advent calendars and tags. Today I am sharing how I've created a card that highlights the advent feel, in A2 format, with the cling and clear combination kit.

I began by white heat embossing the kit-included Ornament Background Cling stamp on smooth bristol paper. This cling stamp is unique in that three of the ornaments can be popped out of the stamp, or left in place, to stretch its versatility. The ability to remove and replace sections of the stamp with accuracy is a feature exclusive to cling mount style stamps. I removed the optional three ornaments to stamp the remainder of the the image, and then replaced them immediately so they didn't get lost amongst the creativity on my desk! They fit snuggly in the cling mount stamp and I find it oh so clever!

Next, I applied a wash of red with a watercolor marker blended out with a paintbrush loaded with clear water. While the ornament panel dried, I dry embossed the kit-included Ornament Flap Fancy Die into Snow Layering Paper to give a hint of an outline so I could see where I needed to stamp. Then I chose to stamp "love you" from the kit included clear stamp set loaded with sentiments and numbers in black ink for one ornament, and applied a thick layer of liquid glue coated with Icicle sequins for two more. 

I then die cut the colored ornament panel and popped it up with foam tape over the dry embossed "love you" and sequined background. The die itself cuts each ornament leaving the top connected in order to form a hinge so that each can be opened. I then adhered the set to a folded card base and gold heat embossed a sentiment from the add-on Warm Animals stamp set. 

Win a kit before you can buy it! Just leave a comment on this (and every) countdown to Creativity post! We’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, November 5th, before the kit launches at 1 pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Happy crafting! We'll see you soon!

497 Responses

Cindy Holmes

Cindy Holmes

November 11, 2018

This is such an elegant looking card! I just love the blend of colors! And the peek-a-boo ornaments with the lovely glitter etc… behind them! Very fun!

Carissa Workman

Carissa Workman

November 11, 2018

Love this card! The red ombre is so stunning! Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent!

Corrin B.

Corrin B.

November 07, 2018

I am excited to make some advent calendars again! We used to do it every year but somehow it fell by the wayside some years back. This will be a great way to start the holidays!

Jenny Collins

Jenny Collins

November 06, 2018

Sooo excited for this month’s kit! Can’t wait!

Priyanka Kantak

Priyanka Kantak

November 06, 2018

Wow. Such a pretty card. Everything in the kit is awesome.

Denise Lassiter

Denise Lassiter

November 06, 2018

Pretty card.

Carol

Carol

November 06, 2018

I adore this interactive card done with an ombre effect. It looks terrific and I have to try it!!

Amy Peyton

Amy Peyton

November 06, 2018

This looks like so much fun! It’s wonderful to have such an interactive card.

Angela

Angela

November 05, 2018

Wow!!! Fabulous idea! The recipient gets a new message each day for 25 days with one card!!! Awesome!

Elle

Elle

November 05, 2018

I love this idea so much! What a great idea.

Tracy

Tracy

November 05, 2018

Love your watercolor wash gradient background, love the idea of using the die to dry emboss to see where to stamp, and love the clusters of sequins. I thought you had made a couple tiny shaker windows! Looks awesome!

Susan Young

Susan Young

November 05, 2018

What a beautiful card this is for a dear friend! Clean and simple with a bit of a surprise! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend

November 05, 2018

Absolutely fantastic!

Deneen Wilson

Deneen Wilson

November 05, 2018

A simple elegant card that can be enjoyed by all ages. Three words : mar ve lous!!!

Linda Keigher

Linda Keigher

November 05, 2018

I love the way you have done this card. The sentiments and the shaker sections is very interesting.

JODI

JODI

November 05, 2018

Love the creativity this set inspires! Beautiful job! : )

Jackie

Jackie

November 05, 2018

I am so excited for this kit!
Jackie

Jackie

November 05, 2018

Gotta try this!

MandaLJ

MandaLJ

November 05, 2018

What a gorgeous card! It really shows off the Ornament Background stamp.

sandra krouse

sandra krouse

November 05, 2018

Will you come out with a kit I can live without? This one isn’t it.
Another gotta get it kit!!
Thanks Hero Arts!!

Tracey Landt

Tracey Landt

November 05, 2018

This looks like another awesome kit Janette. Love your card, thank you for sharing.

Kellie

Kellie

November 05, 2018

Oooooo! This looks very interesting.

Nicole

Nicole

November 05, 2018

I already love this Kit <3

Nikki

Nikki

November 05, 2018

This will be such a great Kit <3 Can‘t wait to see it and play with it

Karen B

Karen B

November 05, 2018

What a clever idea, can’t wait to see more!

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