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November My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway!

by Emily Midgett November 02, 2018 350 Comments

We are back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the November My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, November 5th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We'll be sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. And don't forget to leave a comment on this and every post as we will be giving away a kit on Monday. Now let's join Emily who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit...

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you for some more inspiration using this month's fantastic My Monthly Hero kit! This month's clever, super unique kit features stamps and dies to create a miniature Advent Calendar. As you will see from the Creative Team's posts, this kit can be used in so many different ways. My project for today is more traditional, featuring the main elements of the kit in the way that they were originally intended. But your creativity is the limit! So many fun possibilities for this one. Let's get started with my project! 

As some of you might know, I am momma to twins. The Elf on the Shelf is one of their favorite holiday traditions... but I'll be honest, I am not nearly as clever as my husband when it comes to making Clarice perform tricks (naughty or nice haha!). So I thought combining the Elf on a Shelf tradition with this fantastic little Advent calendar from the November My Monthly Hero would be perfect for my little ones! 

My idea for today starts with the advent calendar cover plate die included in the November My Monthly Hero kit. I began by die cutting it from white card stock, then blended Pale Tomato ink around the edges to add a bit of interest to the plain panel. I then used Intense Black ink to stamp the individual dates using the stamps in the clear set included in the November My Monthly Hero kit. I also stamped and silver embossed the beautiful ornament rubber stamp background that is also included in the main kit. The individual ornament images line up perfectly with the little doors on the die cut front panel, so that after you've adhered the die cut to the embossed panel, you see a lovely, detailed ornament image behind each door. 

For the interactive portion of the daily scavenger hunt, I created some little tags using the numbers included on the clear stamp set in the November My Monthly Hero kit. I began by die cutting the Fancy Ornaments Infinity dies from some red card stock, then white heat embossing numbers on them from the clear stamp set included in the My Monthly Hero kit. I added a white gel pen border around the edge of the tag, then punched a hole in the top of the tag and threaded some twine through to make a cute little tag for my kiddos to "find" when they find Clarice each morning! Whoever finds her and the daily tag first can then head over to the clipboard with the calendar and open the corresponding door! 

Well, that's all for me today! It's always fun when my crafting can be combined to make fun memories for my kiddos. I hope you're enjoying all of these creative ideas to make your own Advent calendars with this new My Monthly Hero kit... so many fun possibilities for your holiday crafting with this one! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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 the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, November 5th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern time. The more you comment, the more chances to win! Good luck!





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Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

November 06, 2018

I love how you put the ornament details inside the flaps instead of on the outside. It has such a lovely look.

Robert Wilhelm
Robert Wilhelm

November 05, 2018

Awesome advent calendar love the idea

Sue Townsend
Sue Townsend

November 05, 2018

I like the subtle shading of this idea. Thinking about ordering the kit before it sells out!

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

November 05, 2018

That was clever to connect a gift and a card by using a “GIFT CARD.”. Thank you for the inspiration.

Linda Keigher
Linda Keigher

November 05, 2018

It is interesting how everyone has a different idea on how to use these kits. All of the designs are wonderful, and this one is inspiring.

JODI
JODI

November 05, 2018

I just love the many varieties of ways this set can be used! Beautiful job! : )

Jackie
Jackie

November 05, 2018

Can’t wait!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

November 05, 2018

This is such a cute idea!

K. Eley
K. Eley

November 05, 2018

Such a great idea, thank you!!

sandra krouse
sandra krouse

November 05, 2018

Oh Hero Arts!! You really do outdo yourself!! I LOVE the calendar!! It is a MUST-HAVE for way too many reasons; most of all because I don’t have one of those!

Kellie
Kellie

November 05, 2018

I’ve never made an advent before. This is a great way to start. 👍🏻

Tracey Landt
Tracey Landt

November 05, 2018

Gorgeous idea Emily. Thank you for sharing. I cannot wait for this kit!

Nicole
Nicole

November 05, 2018

I already love this Kit <3 Can‘t wait to see it

Nikki
Nikki

November 05, 2018

This will be such a great Kit <3 Can‘t wait to see it :)

Karen B
Karen B

November 05, 2018

I really like the red tags!

Julia L.
Julia L.

November 05, 2018

Very cute way to do an advent calendar!

Rose K
Rose K

November 05, 2018

Great idea!

Wendy Lambert
Wendy Lambert

November 04, 2018

What a cute idea to get the kids even more excited leading up to Christmas. So creative.

Christine Shoop
Christine Shoop

November 04, 2018

I know everyone on my card list will love these Advent calendar Cards! It will also get me moving to have them sent on time!

Shelly Rasske
Shelly Rasske

November 04, 2018

Great idea using this for elf on the shelf. Can’t wait for the full kit reveal.

Lyndsay Dunn
Lyndsay Dunn

November 04, 2018

I love this card! Great idea

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

November 04, 2018

What a fun idea to do with your kids, very creative!

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

November 04, 2018

Oh this is so cute.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

November 04, 2018

So much fun!

Laura
Laura

November 04, 2018

What a fun interactive card! I enjoyed your mischievous elf story, too!

Tess Redel
Tess Redel

November 04, 2018

What a fun idea of combining the elf with the MMH kit! I love it.

Karen L K
Karen L K

November 04, 2018

Such fun and a great idea to create an activity for your kids.

Karin W
Karin W

November 04, 2018

This an adorable advent kit!

Gail Fort
Gail Fort

November 04, 2018

So many ideas for this kit so far! This is adorable!

Jenny C.
Jenny C.

November 04, 2018

My kids will have so much fun lifting all the flaps, such a fun idea.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

November 04, 2018

Super duper cute Advent Calendar.

Annette Gordon
Annette Gordon

November 04, 2018

I just love the advent calandar idea! Such a fun but easy way to make an interactive card. I know I am going to love this card kit release!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

November 04, 2018

Cute card! So festive!

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

November 04, 2018

OOOhhhhh.. what a great idea and set. Cannot wait to get mine!

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

November 04, 2018

Love it. So cute and I really love the interactive part of it. Can’t wait until I get mine!

Jaclyn Watler
Jaclyn Watler

November 04, 2018

I’m kind of sad that I grew up before Elf on the Shelf became a thing! lol but this idea is so cute!

Debby Prutzman
Debby Prutzman

November 04, 2018

The numbers really stand out on the card. Kit seems very versatile. Thanks for sharing.

Penny D Walker
Penny D Walker

November 04, 2018

Great advent calendar, that mischievous little elf always gets into everything. Better keep an eye on her.Thank you for your inspiration.

Cristina
Cristina

November 04, 2018

This is gorgeous, and perfect for the Elf!!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

November 04, 2018

I just love this die plate idea!!

Bela
Bela

November 04, 2018

Another fun way to celebrate each and every day till Christmas. Makes for a fun game for the wee ones!

Nanette Leiker
Nanette Leiker

November 04, 2018

Thanks for the inspiration! Your advent card is so cute!

Janis B
Janis B

November 04, 2018

I can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

November 04, 2018

I love how there is little surprises for each day.

Haejin Kang
Haejin Kang

November 04, 2018

Lovely! What a fun twist to the advent calendar!

Patty W
Patty W

November 04, 2018

I love mini things and now I can make mini advent calendars! Such a fun idea – thank you for the inspiration!

Cindi P
Cindi P

November 04, 2018

Such a cute idea! I can’t wait to see this whole kit!

littlen
littlen

November 04, 2018

Very cute way to do an Advent calendar.

Sharon Dolan
Sharon Dolan

November 04, 2018

What an imaginative way to combine 2 traditions! You and hopefully me too are going to have years of fun with the advent calendar and an elf!

BverlyBL
BverlyBL

November 04, 2018

What a fun addition to Elf On A Shelf. Very cute idea.

Nina
Nina

November 04, 2018

I love this idea! I also like making things to create memories with my little kiddo!

Deborah Smart
Deborah Smart

November 04, 2018

Aww, what a cute idea for the littles! They’ll love the daily search for Clarice, and finding the number tag (good way to teach preschoolers their numbers, as well!)

Xiao Qi
Xiao Qi

November 04, 2018

Can’t wait for the new MMH kit!

Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

November 04, 2018

Fun! I can’t wait to see the kit and extras revealed!

Lana
Lana

November 04, 2018

I’ve never received an advent calendar before, but I sure am excited to make one!

Marla Trindade
Marla Trindade

November 04, 2018

I can’t wait to create my own advent calendar!!

Robin Poupard
Robin Poupard

November 04, 2018

Not in favor of THE ELF…but I love the advent calendar!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

November 04, 2018

Very cute. Looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

Audrey R
Audrey R

November 04, 2018

How cute and fun! Beautiful, too!!

Ellie
Ellie

November 04, 2018

Such a fun idea! So perfect to use with the Elf on the Shelf!

Lagene
Lagene

November 04, 2018

Awesome little advent calendar! Great release~!

mandi c
mandi c

November 04, 2018

This is soooooooo cute! Thank you for sharing.

Leslie Kiley
Leslie Kiley

November 04, 2018

I am all about this mini advent calendar! it is so cute. What a great idea. It is such a great tradition to have with the family and even with loved ones far away!

Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis

November 04, 2018

Such a good idea to add to the Elf on the Shelf tradition! I know I’m going to love this kit!

Phoebe
Phoebe

November 04, 2018

Looks awesome!

Lisa
Lisa

November 04, 2018

This Cute kit brings me back to a special time durimg my childhood years. I had a special neighbor who had made my family of 7 a Nativity calendar. As my siblings took turns opening what was hidden behind each enclosed compartment we knew we were closer to celebrating the wonderful birth of our Savior Jesus. The Nativity Calendar became an exciting tradition to our family. I’m looking forward to creating cards and mailing them to my younger nieces and nephews! Thank you Emily Midgett for bringing me back to a wonderful time in my childhood.

Katrina Espejo
Katrina Espejo

November 04, 2018

Ssooo cute! Love it! Wonderful creation. Thank u for sharing.

BeckyHL
BeckyHL

November 04, 2018

What a fun holiday tradition! This kit will obviously be so much more than cards! Can’t wait!

Sherry Lee
Sherry Lee

November 04, 2018

Soooooo cute! Kids will love it!

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

November 04, 2018

I just love the concept of combining elf on the shelf with the advent calendar! I am sure your little ones will enjoy it. Thank you for the opportunity to win a kit.

Carol Didier
Carol Didier

November 04, 2018

So cute! I fondly remember the advent calendars we had as kids.

Sandee
Sandee

November 04, 2018

A very clever idea!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

November 04, 2018

This is a really cute idea with the elf on the shelf. Thanks for sharing your neat ideas and I look forward to the kit reveal!

Marie Laszek
Marie Laszek

November 04, 2018

Super-cuteness!

Mary Guikema
Mary Guikema

November 04, 2018

What a great idea. I love advent calendars.

Cynthia Link
Cynthia Link

November 04, 2018

Such a sweet idea! Cant wait to see the whole kit!

Robin Trala
Robin Trala

November 04, 2018

What a lovely idea!

Anika Petersdorf
Anika Petersdorf

November 04, 2018

This looks so cute. Can’t wait for monday

Kathryn D
Kathryn D

November 04, 2018

Love the advent calendar project. Looking forward to the kit

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

November 04, 2018

This is so awesome. I love making something interactive and the versatility for what the advent items are.

 Heryl
Heryl

November 04, 2018

Nice!

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

November 04, 2018

How fun. How your twins enjoy the hunt.

Margery C
Margery C

November 04, 2018

What fun for your twins! Such a fun idea to add the scavenger hunt part to the advent calendar.

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

November 04, 2018

Such a sweet and fun idea!

FeM
FeM

November 04, 2018

Great idea. And cute too.

Suzi Metcalfe
Suzi Metcalfe

November 04, 2018

Your twins will love this I am sure! This Gramma has the elf on my shelf and it’s hard to think of creative things year after year. You’ve done well! Those dies are so clever!

NCDonna
NCDonna

November 04, 2018

What a great font and size for those numbers!

PatriciaD
PatriciaD

November 04, 2018

Can’t wait to see the kit!

diane
diane

November 04, 2018

An easy idea.

Kelly Santi
Kelly Santi

November 04, 2018

Sensational!! Absolutely gorgeous card!! Very inspiring!

margie j travers
margie j travers

November 04, 2018

This looks like a wonderful kit. Thankyou for the ideas.

Barbara Rodriguez
Barbara Rodriguez

November 04, 2018

Beautiful I Love the colors

Sue D
Sue D

November 03, 2018

Cute and fun idea!

Chris Knutson
Chris Knutson

November 03, 2018

looks good.

Chris Knutson
Chris Knutson

November 03, 2018

looks good.

Hilary R.
Hilary R.

November 03, 2018

This is such a clever idea, can’t wait to play with it!

Yanah G.
Yanah G.

November 03, 2018

I can’t wait for the reveal of the kit! This is exciting!

Barbara Jo Danner
Barbara Jo Danner

November 03, 2018

So fun! Everyone is going to love this!

Jackie S
Jackie S

November 03, 2018

Always looking for that Elf on the Shelf inspiration! This is great. Thanks.

Janet D.
Janet D.

November 03, 2018

What fun! Love this idea!

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