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November My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway!

by Jessica Frost-Ballas November 05, 2017 351 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the November My Monthly Hero kit!  Release day is Monday, November 6th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We'll be here all weekend, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. And, remember to comment on each and every post as we'll be giving away a kit on Monday morning, before the kit launches! Now join Jess as she shares a project using some of the add-on items...

Hi, Jess here! I love the November kit but I was really drawn to one of the add-on items and decided to focus on it today! As someone who celebrates Jewish holidays, I always struggle to find a good Hanukkah set amidst all the fabulous Christmas sets so I was ridiculously excited to see some of the add-on items this month! ;) 

This add-on set has beautiful images for the festival of lights or for general winter holiday cards! I'll be sharing another card during the hop using the same set but without a Hanukkah theme to show its versatility! To start I stamped the menorah with Versamark and heat-embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. Then I die-cut it with the coordinating die before coloring the flames with Copic markers. Next I added a thick layer of Spectrum Noir clear sparkle to the menorah and then added a layer of Nuvo crystal glaze. I set that aside to dry while I worked on the background.

I wanted to keep my card fairly clean and simple but decided to add a little interest to the card base with the help of one of the add-on stencils. I placed the stencil over a piece of white cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using the embossing pad instead of a cutting pad.  This resulted in a dry embossed pattern across the entire panel. Next I stamped the sentiment with Versamark on dark navy blue cardstock and heat-embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. I also added a layer of Spectrum Noir clear sparkle over the entire sentiment. I adhered the menorah and the sentiment to the embossed card base with foam mounting tape and finished the card with a sprinkling of Frost sequins!

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 of the comments left across all countdown posts and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, November 6th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Be sure to come back later today for another look at this month's kit and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 

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100 Responses

Dannielle Ortolani
Dannielle Ortolani

October 31, 2019

This one is very beautiful…love it

Denise Lassiter
Denise Lassiter

November 06, 2018

Nice!

Stacey Block
Stacey Block

November 15, 2017

Thanks so much for including a Jewish themed project to your blog and for providing Hanukkah stamps. So few stamp companies carry anything for those of us who celebrate Jewish holidays. I really wish there was more available for our little corner of the market.

RobiW
RobiW

November 11, 2017

How nice to see a pretty Hanukkah set!

Beverly COLEMAN
Beverly COLEMAN

November 07, 2017

Simple yet elegant!

Vicki Gersey
Vicki Gersey

November 06, 2017

This is a beautiful set. I’m always looking for stamp sets I can use to sent cards to my Jewish friends. This year you’ve done it. Thank you.

Char Adams
Char Adams

November 06, 2017

Cannot wait for this release!!! So many great ideas on the blog hop!,

Tracy McBee
Tracy McBee

November 06, 2017

You are so right! Very hard to find Hanukkah stamps! Love how you did your menorah!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

November 06, 2017

Love how delicate and clean this looks!

June Lihrman
June Lihrman

November 06, 2017

Oh, how pretty is that, all that sparkle.

Catherine Nowak
Catherine Nowak

November 06, 2017

Love having a Hanukkah stamp/die combo, very pretty card!

Nina s
Nina s

November 06, 2017

This is a simple but very pretty card.

Catherine Nowak
Catherine Nowak

November 06, 2017

Oh, its hard to find Hanukkah items and I love the die.Beautiful card♡♡♡

Virginia DelPiano
Virginia DelPiano

November 06, 2017

We have several Jewish friends and I struggle every year with an appropriate card for their holidays. You have solved my problem. Beautiful card. Thanks

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

November 06, 2017

Just beautiful!!

Vincent Sweis
Vincent Sweis

November 06, 2017

The sinplicity of the card is giving me so much ideas. Just a small focal point and a sentiment looka good.

DeAnn O
DeAnn O

November 06, 2017

Very pretty card!

KathyP
KathyP

November 06, 2017

Very nice card design!

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

November 06, 2017

The menorah is beautiful

Sue C.
Sue C.

November 06, 2017

Very pretty card!

Beverley H
Beverley H

November 06, 2017

Gorgeous Sparkle, love the idea of a stamp set for other winter holidays. Thank you Jess for the inspiration.

Marianne B in AZ
Marianne B in AZ

November 05, 2017

I am happy to see the Hanukkah set, as well. I am not Jewish, but I have friends who I exchange cards with who are Jewish. I have been looking for a stamp set for the cards I will be making them. I will be excited to see the entire set!

Charlene
Charlene

November 05, 2017

This is a beautiful card.

Starqueen
Starqueen

November 05, 2017

What a simple and elegant Hanukkah card.??

Siqi Z
Siqi Z

November 05, 2017

Love the texture with the silver embossing

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

November 05, 2017

Pretty Card Thanks for ideas for Friends… Janis

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

November 05, 2017

What a beautiful card.

Angie
Angie

November 05, 2017

I love the colord used in this MMHK. The sparkle of the silver with the backdrop of blue..my fave!!

Y. Bashor
Y. Bashor

November 05, 2017

This embossing powder makes a beautiful menorah. The sequins are lovely to make the card very elegant.

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

November 05, 2017

Simple but elegant idea!

Flo
Flo

November 05, 2017

Great kit as usual. So versatile and the add ons too.

Merianne
Merianne

November 05, 2017

The sparkles make this one nice!

Suzi Cafran
Suzi Cafran

November 05, 2017

Your card is beautiful!

Roxanne Anderson
Roxanne Anderson

November 05, 2017

Oh I could use this to send some cards to my Jewish friends who used to come to my grade 1 class and share their traditions.

NC_Donna
NC_Donna

November 05, 2017

Love all the Sparkle! Beautiful card!

Teresa
Teresa

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card and I love the sentiment you chose. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Marianne
Marianne

November 05, 2017

Thank you so much for including images and sentiments for my friends who celebrate other holidays!!

Arleen
Arleen

November 05, 2017

I’ve never had to make a Hanukkah card, but this beautiful and elegant card is making me want to make one!

Stacey
Stacey

November 05, 2017

Love the sparkle"

Tammy Weirich
Tammy Weirich

November 05, 2017

Thank you for the ideas, I think my coworker would like this card.

FeM
FeM

November 05, 2017

I love the elegance of this creation.

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

November 05, 2017

I love how sparkly your card is!

Karen T
Karen T

November 05, 2017

Oh I like this! Beautifully done!

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

November 05, 2017

Amazing! Love this card!

Rhonda Roumph
Rhonda Roumph

November 05, 2017

Great card , I love the silver embossing powder you used.

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

November 05, 2017

I love the embossing with a stencil detail… creative!

Sara N.
Sara N.

November 05, 2017

How beautiful, I love the silver!

Robin P
Robin P

November 05, 2017

Such a pretty card.

Em Kay
Em Kay

November 05, 2017

Love the little details!

Fanny
Fanny

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card! Love all the sparkle and the dry embossed background.

Ann K.
Ann K.

November 05, 2017

Love all the textures… beautiful work!

Marilyn
Marilyn

November 05, 2017

This is a beautiful card!

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

November 05, 2017

I love the sparkle! The silver is so classy!

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

November 05, 2017

So many beautiful details in your design, Jess! It’s a gorgeous card!

JmB
JmB

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card. Love the sparkle. Thank you for sharing.

Denise KW
Denise KW

November 05, 2017

Love to make cards with lots of sparkle!

Rhonda F
Rhonda F

November 05, 2017

I love all of the sparkle, great ideas!!

Krista Knight
Krista Knight

November 05, 2017

Can’t wait til Monday

Frances
Frances

November 05, 2017

Such a stunning card. Simple yet so beautiful for the folks that will be on the receiving end. Hannukka cards are hard to come by.

Michelle Rivera
Michelle Rivera

November 05, 2017

Beautiful!

Peg
Peg

November 05, 2017

Pretty sparkly card!

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

November 05, 2017

This is a lovely card.

Raven Magill
Raven Magill

November 05, 2017

Awesome! I can’t wait to get a good look at the add-ons, especially that stencil.

Rita María Castillo GT
Rita María Castillo GT

November 05, 2017

Lovely! I can´t wait to have my kit and make my designs with this inspiration. Thanks for sharing, Jess.

Jessica Robertson
Jessica Robertson

November 05, 2017

Love the diversity of this kit!

Kimberly Cole
Kimberly Cole

November 05, 2017

Such a pretty card with pretty colors

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

November 05, 2017

This is really beautiful! Everything about it says “LIGHT”!

Katrina
Katrina

November 05, 2017

Can’t see the texture background very well but love the clean look.

Vina
Vina

November 05, 2017

What a pretty card, so simple.

Karen P
Karen P

November 05, 2017

Love the very pretty sparkle card!

Anna
Anna

November 05, 2017

Awesome ideas. Looking forward to create and share Christmas cards with my friends.

becca yahrling
becca yahrling

November 05, 2017

Love all that sparkle! Very pretty card.

Rosanna H
Rosanna H

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card. I can’t wait to see the entire kit (and add-ons).

cindy rice
cindy rice

November 05, 2017

Nice!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

November 05, 2017

So pretty – love this sparkly card.

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

November 05, 2017

Great Hanukkah card. Perfect for the Jewish holidays.

Jessica Monte
Jessica Monte

November 05, 2017

Wow what a great new kit so far

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

November 05, 2017

Love the sparkle of the card to match the sentiment!

Lindsay Meyers
Lindsay Meyers

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card!! I am loving all these techniques.

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

November 05, 2017

Simple card but beautiful.
thanks for sharing.

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

November 05, 2017

Awesome card! CAS at it’s finest…

Ann C Wong
Ann C Wong

November 05, 2017

Clean and sparkly design. Can’t wait for release!

Cassie
Cassie

November 05, 2017

I always want to make cards for other holidays, even though I don’t personally celebrate them, for those who do, but I’ve had the same problem. I usually end up just end up making generic winter festive cards.

Abby
Abby

November 05, 2017

Thanx for the Chanukkah set!

Gretchen n
Gretchen n

November 05, 2017

Wonderful card! I am so excited for the no Christmas add ons. So often they are forgotten or an afterthought. This looks like it will be amazing!

Effie Coleman
Effie Coleman

November 05, 2017

Simply stunning!

Kim Hund
Kim Hund

November 05, 2017

Nice card. I love anything that sparkles :) It is not easy to find things for Jewish holidays. I will definitely be checking these out on Monday!

Julia L
Julia L

November 05, 2017

Love your card!

Kris k.
Kris k.

November 05, 2017

Love the Hanukkah stamps….great to have that option.

Angela Walters
Angela Walters

November 05, 2017

This looks like a great kit! I can’t wait to see everything tomorrow!

Machele Evans
Machele Evans

November 05, 2017

Beautiful stamp. Good variety to have in my stash.

Barbara Chapman
Barbara Chapman

November 05, 2017

can’t wait to see the entire kit tomorrow!

Yanira
Yanira

November 05, 2017

Very classic and elegant! Love how it sparkles!

Cynthia
Cynthia

November 05, 2017

Appreciate the details about how you embossed and colored the menorah and how you embossed with the stencil. These are definitely techniques I can use later!

Cha de León
Cha de León

November 05, 2017

Can’t wait to see the rest of add-ons! Beautiful and elegant card! Thanks.

Audre
Audre

November 05, 2017

Love your Hanukkah card. Simple but lots of glitz.

Rhonda
Rhonda

November 05, 2017

very pretty! looking forward to seeing the kit and add-ons

Traci Jenkins
Traci Jenkins

November 05, 2017

I love everything about this kit. I am so excited.

Francine
Francine

November 05, 2017

Oh, i can’t believe its almost here.. The kit will be released tomorrow and we can see everything..Woo hoo!

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