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November My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway!

by Michelle Short November 03, 2018 307 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the November My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, November 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Stay tuned for more inspiration all weekend long! Now let's join Michelle for another look at this creative kit!

This kit is wonderful for creating Christmas advents. Advent calendars are very popular here in the UK, where you receive a chocolate behind the window for that day. I thought it would be fun to create handmade advent treats using the kit. 

Advent Treat Bags by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

To create the tags for the advent parcels/treat bags, I first took a sheet of watercolour paper. I stamped the images from the main clear stamp set in the kit randomly with Versamark Ink. For the red tag, I used the reindeer image and for the blue tag, I used the three snowflake images. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. I then applied various shades of Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors (Strawberry and Mulled Wine for the red tag and Deep Ocean, Teal and Indigo for the blue), as well as the White Iridescent Shimmer Spray. These were then set aside to dry. 

Advent Treat Bags by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

Once dry, they were die cut using the Snowflake Infinity Dies and a hole punched through the top. I then took the numbers from the clear stamp set and stamped these on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink, applied white embossing powder and heat set. These were cut in to circles using the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies and added to the middle of the tags with foam tape. The tags were added to the treat bags with twine from the DIY Ornament Kit, which is an add-on this month. 

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!

Good luck and happy stamping!





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Ginny Womack
Ginny Womack

November 04, 2018

I like these tags. They are so fun.

Cheryl
Cheryl

November 04, 2018

Delicious!

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

November 04, 2018

What cute little advent treats.

Margery C
Margery C

November 04, 2018

Yummy and cute! Love the advent idea.

FeM
FeM

November 04, 2018

What a great idea. Awesome presentation.

Krisves
Krisves

November 04, 2018

So darn cute!

Judy
Judy

November 04, 2018

Lovely packaging idea!

NCDonna
NCDonna

November 04, 2018

Can’t wait to see the details, if that cute little reindeer is any indication!!

Suzi Metcalfe
Suzi Metcalfe

November 04, 2018

Cute, cute tags! I would love to try those liquid water colors! What I’d really love is another Christmas holiday in the UK. Hubby and I did that a few years ago, and it was THE best ever! You just reminded me of that!

PatriciaD
PatriciaD

November 04, 2018

Looking forward to Monday for the full reveal.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

November 04, 2018

This is the most intriguing kit this month! Advent calendars and sweet tags…what’s next? LOL! Looking forward to receiving my very own kit!

Twylia Bell
Twylia Bell

November 04, 2018

The tags look great. I’m looking forward to getting this kit. So many ways to use it!

Joni
Joni

November 04, 2018

Curious to see the die-cuts in Themis months kit…so many different shapes are being seen in the blog posts.

Barb H.
Barb H.

November 04, 2018

Darling little treat bags.

diane
diane

November 04, 2018

Like the idea for advent tag gifts.

Beverly Pevarnick
Beverly Pevarnick

November 04, 2018

I need so many tags this time of year since I give 12 Day gifts to my children and grandchildren in addition to Christmas presents for them and my siblings. This is a great way to make many adorable tags quickly. Thanks for sharing.

margie j travers
margie j travers

November 04, 2018

I love giving little treats, this is a cute idea.

Joy Smith
Joy Smith

November 04, 2018

Interesting kit…

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

November 04, 2018

Very cute idea. Love the different looks of advent options that all the designers are displaying. Thanks for the creativity.

Barbara Rodriguez
Barbara Rodriguez

November 04, 2018

Fun tags and can’t wait to see this kit

Marcia
Marcia

November 03, 2018

Fun and tasty project

Michelle Peckham
Michelle Peckham

November 03, 2018

Such sweet tags!! Great idea for making multiples.😍

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

November 03, 2018

Can’t wait to see the kit!

Tracy
Tracy

November 03, 2018

cute idea! Thanks.

Sue D
Sue D

November 03, 2018

Thanks for this sweet idea!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

November 03, 2018

As Always, Hero Arts does it again!!!!

Robin P
Robin P

November 03, 2018

Super cute idea, I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

November 03, 2018

Love this idea of advent treats. They will be perfect for girlfriends Christmas party.

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

November 03, 2018

Great idea for the tags. Can’t wait to get my kit!

Barbara Jo Danner
Barbara Jo Danner

November 03, 2018

So many things we can do! How fun this is going to be!

Yanah G.
Yanah G.

November 03, 2018

Your advent tags are so cute! I love the snowflakes!

Betty Wright
Betty Wright

November 03, 2018

Wonderfully done!

Gale Thompson
Gale Thompson

November 03, 2018

These are darling and doable!

Linda Lipford
Linda Lipford

November 03, 2018

Nesting infinity dies and cute reindeer stamps? Yes, please!!

Janet D.
Janet D.

November 03, 2018

Great tags! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anne hudgens
Anne hudgens

November 03, 2018

I love the Practical aspect of such a beautiful and simple design. thanks for the inspiration!

Laura Ann
Laura Ann

November 03, 2018

I Haven’t Tried The Liquid Watercolors Yet, Your Tags Turned Out Really Nice.

Nicki Wong
Nicki Wong

November 03, 2018

Adorable tags. This looks like a fun kit.

Kendra
Kendra

November 03, 2018

I love the look of those snowflake dies. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

ERIKA RUSCH
ERIKA RUSCH

November 03, 2018

This looks like it would be so fun to do!

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

November 03, 2018

I am excited to see more of this month’s MMH kit! It looks like so much fun!

Crystal
Crystal

November 03, 2018

This looks like such a versatile kit…I can hardly wait to see all the elements! I’m just starting to make gift tags, too. :-)

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

November 03, 2018

The size of these treat bags look just right with the size of the snowflake cutout dies. So excited to receive this kit!

Maggie E
Maggie E

November 03, 2018

I love advent calendars, and have been planning to make one for my crafting group’s Christmas gift exchange. This kit couldn’t come at a better time! Love what you did with it.

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

November 03, 2018

Love these tags!! Theyre too cute!

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

November 03, 2018

These tags are amazing and a creative idea!!!!!

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

November 03, 2018

Love your sweet little advent tags Michelle! The shape is so cute and perfect for treat bags. I love your idea and think my family would enjoy these!

Anita Szokol
Anita Szokol

November 03, 2018

Nice tags.

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

November 03, 2018

Growing up my family always had a chocolate advent calendars as well. Your advent tag idea is awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer K
Jennifer K

November 03, 2018

Your Advent tags are fantastic and so much fun, the chocolates with each tags is a great idea, who wouldn’t love that! This looks like it is going to be a fabulous kit, I can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Melissa Klepser
Melissa Klepser

November 03, 2018

Can’t wait for this kit!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

November 03, 2018

Very pretty. Thank you for the reminder that papercrafts can really make anything extra extra special!

Karen S.
Karen S.

November 03, 2018

What a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

November 03, 2018

Cute tags!

Ada Ruiz
Ada Ruiz

November 03, 2018

Beautiful and can be used in so many ways.

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

November 03, 2018

Love the idea for the treat bags. The Infinity Dies are so useful each time. I use them for several projects. The treat pouches look adorable.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

November 03, 2018

What a clever thing to make – advent treats! Love the tags. You could easily use them for Secret Santa gifts for the days before Christmas!

Joy Baldwin
Joy Baldwin

November 03, 2018

I am so excited for this kit!!!

Dana M
Dana M

November 03, 2018

Adorable tags! So perfect for daily advent calendar goodies.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

November 03, 2018

Love the little designs. Fit onto a tag
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Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

November 03, 2018

Each blog makes me more excited to see the coming kit. Thanks for sharing your talent

Diane b
Diane b

November 03, 2018

The kit looks amazing! Can’t wait!

Gina
Gina

November 03, 2018

Amazing tags for your advent treats!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

November 03, 2018

I love your treat idea with the advent! This looks to be a fabulous kit!

Karen Federly
Karen Federly

November 03, 2018

Thanks Michelle for the “out of the box” idea. I love it! Can’t wait to see the kit!

 Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

November 03, 2018

Great custom! Maybe I should move to the UK!

Flo
Flo

November 03, 2018

Great idea, who doesn’t like chocolates. I’d have to make more than one.

Sandra
Sandra

November 03, 2018

Those look yummilicious!!! =) TFS

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

November 03, 2018

Perfect tags….love it!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

November 03, 2018

Beautiful tags for your treat bags!

Rene' Tucker
Rene' Tucker

November 03, 2018

This is adorable! Making favors and little gifts are my favorite thing to do year round. Inspires me!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

November 03, 2018

This is a cool idea and your tags are fabulous!

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

November 03, 2018

supersweet tags! ♥ I cannot wait to see the whole kit!!! so exiting :)

Holly Graham
Holly Graham

November 03, 2018

Love this idea! This is such a neat kit!

Vivian C
Vivian C

November 03, 2018

Thanks for sharing.

Sheanna
Sheanna

November 03, 2018

So lovely, Michelle!! I love advent calendars, just went shopping for my sons today, hopefully this kit will be perfect for crafting it!!

Nala
Nala

November 03, 2018

New tag option is welcomed!

Henriétte
Henriétte

November 03, 2018

Love your idea for a Advent treat bag, love also the nummertags you made for them. Awesome Michelle, thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend.

Karen P
Karen P

November 03, 2018

Perfect for tags and the holidays!

Jackie S
Jackie S

November 03, 2018

I love this idea! looks so cute, too. thanks

Helen
Helen

November 03, 2018

Sweet! tfs

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

November 03, 2018

Very cute ideas for treat bags!

Robin Summers
Robin Summers

November 03, 2018

This is so cute. Thank you for sharing

Andre M.
Andre M.

November 03, 2018

Adorable tags. The kits seems to be really versatile for the holidays.

Michelle
Michelle

November 03, 2018

What a fun idea!

Connie Diaz
Connie Diaz

November 03, 2018

I love the tags!

Luly G
Luly G

November 03, 2018

These would make fantastic gift tags too!! Love these sneaks

Leanne S
Leanne S

November 03, 2018

Beautiful tags!

cecelia
cecelia

November 03, 2018

All the ideas for this kit are so nice!

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

November 03, 2018

What a great idea! I like the simplicity of the tags, you can make them quickly when there are a lot of tags needed.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

November 03, 2018

really fun way to use this new kit! can’t wait until Monday to see all the unique products in the kit!

E R  Wade
E R Wade

November 03, 2018

The tags are sweet & open up endless possibilities! Thanks

Kim T
Kim T

November 03, 2018

Love it. Cute reindeer stamp.

Lynn O'Sullivan
Lynn O'Sullivan

November 03, 2018

Love the tags, look like cookies themselves. Good enough to eat. Would be fun to make the actual cookies like the tags.

Beth Buss
Beth Buss

November 03, 2018

Love the refreshing colors you used on these. I love making paper ornaments for my tree. How cute for small gifts.

Elaine Cook
Elaine Cook

November 03, 2018

I enjoy making Christmas tags and this is a great idea! I love the watercolor look, very unique.

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

November 03, 2018

Love this treat bag idea!

Margaret
Margaret

November 03, 2018

A wonderful way to make tags! And who could resist the treats that go with them?!?!?

HelenK
HelenK

November 03, 2018

I love this clever kit and cannot wait to get my hands on it!

Jennifer
Jennifer

November 03, 2018

Love the trees bag idea. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit