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November My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Michelle Short November 02, 2019 328 Comments

Hello! We are continuing the countdown to the release of the November My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, November 4 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We will be here all weekend, sharing inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Michelle for another look at this fabulous kit! 

Hello there, as soon as I saw this kit I wondered about all the different possibilities you can create with it. You can make cards, decorations, packaging...all sorts! I thought that the main dies, along with the glassine bags, would create a fun treat bag.

Holiday Treat Bag by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I first took the house die with frame and die cut this from Hero Hues Dove White Cardstock. This die is so fun as it cuts out the windows, adds the texture and score lines for the bricks, plus has hinges so that the door can open and close. I removed the frame piece and die cut this separately for the back of the bag. The frame die has a scoring line at the bottom, rather than a cut line so you can cut the cardstock to whatever length you want. I did create mine so that the bag would be fairly deep, but you wouldn't necessarily need to, depending on how many treats you wanted to add inside! 

Holiday Treat Bag by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I also die cut the letters/mail to go through the letterbox, as well as the wreath for the door and the plants. I then coloured the front of the house, plus the accompanying plants and wreath with Copic Markers. The roof of the house was cut separately and also coloured with Copic Markers. 

Holiday Treat Bag by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I folded the bottom parts of the front and back of the treat bag and adhered them together to create the bottom of the treat bag. I then added a sheet of acetate behind the front panel. I thought this would work nicely for the windows, as well as giving the treat bag extra stability. I cut the top off the glassine bag and adhered the back of it, to the back panel of the treat bag, with tape runner. 

Holiday Treat Bag by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the 'happy holidays' stamp from the main kit stamp set and stamped this on to more Hero Hues Dove White Cardstock with Intens-ified Black Ink. I then cut it out using the smallest of the Tag Infinity Dies, cutting the hole reinforcer from Hero Hues Cranberry Cardstock. I threaded twine through the top of the tag and then tied this around the roof pieces to hold the bag shut. I love that the roof piece acts as handles for the treat bag! 

Holiday Treat Bag by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

The wreath and plants were added to the front of the bag with foam tape and the letters popped through the letterbox and adhered with Precision Glue. Although this did take a little time to create, I definitely feel that it was worth it and will bring a smile to someone's face. You could even decorate the front of the house for different occasions. 

Holiday Treat Bag by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

Here is a look at the treat bag with the candy inside. I created the treat bag so that the door will open, but I did not make a feature of that. However, you definitely could and it would be fun to be able to peek through to see what is inside the bag! 

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. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, November 4, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!





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100 Responses

Terri Linderkamp
Terri Linderkamp

November 06, 2019

What a great idea!

Karin W
Karin W

November 05, 2019

Adorable card!! I am so excited for this kit!

Josmary
Josmary

November 04, 2019

Oh wow this is so fabulous man hero arts really knocked out of the park with this one. What an awesome kit.

Daniela Polidoro
Daniela Polidoro

November 04, 2019

It’s so beautifully delicate!

catharina worthington
catharina worthington

November 04, 2019

Your card is beautiful and perfect and simple saying for the holidays.

Mateja M
Mateja M

November 04, 2019

Such a great idea. And I would love to have a house with such an entrance. Beautiful colouring.

Terrie
Terrie

November 04, 2019

Wonderful treat bag! Who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive it!

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

November 04, 2019

What a fun idea, and so worth the time creating it! It’s fabulous.

Laura
Laura

November 04, 2019

Neat card

Madeline L
Madeline L

November 04, 2019

Love the treat bag! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

K. Eley
K. Eley

November 04, 2019

A treat bag! What a fantastic idea with the kit! Love seeing ideas for using these kits that aren’t just cards! Beautiful!

Monica Croteau
Monica Croteau

November 04, 2019

That is such a fun fold! I love all the detail of the stamps and the dies!

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

November 04, 2019

Ohhhh my goodness. Love the colour scheme. And design of this card. Thanks so much for this inspiring card.

L. Harrington
L. Harrington

November 04, 2019

I love the way the greenery was colored!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

November 04, 2019

Cute and homey! 💞 Looks intriguing ☺️

Marilyn P
Marilyn P

November 04, 2019

So so clever. A beauty!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

November 03, 2019

Everything about this card is wonderful!!! TFS

Michele
Michele

November 03, 2019

So cute!! Love that you made something different than a card.

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

November 03, 2019

I can’t believe how versatile this kit is! This card/treat bag is just the cutest idea!

Lee Cockrum
Lee Cockrum

November 03, 2019

Great idea!!

Diana W
Diana W

November 03, 2019

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to see the kit in person!

Kathy R
Kathy R

November 03, 2019

Cute entrance way!

Patsy Armstead
Patsy Armstead

November 03, 2019

What a great idea! This is the most clever idea for party favors.

Carly
Carly

November 03, 2019

Super cute and creative!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

November 03, 2019

I’m really intrigued by your project Michelle. I can’t wait to see this kit!

Tracey Hill
Tracey Hill

November 03, 2019

This kit is going to be so fun! So many great images to work with and I haven’t even seen them all yet! Great job on a beautiful card.

Evette Rodriguez
Evette Rodriguez

November 03, 2019

wow! just absolutely wow!

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

November 03, 2019

What a cute gift bag! It would make a really great package for a housewarming gift.

Kerri S
Kerri S

November 03, 2019

I just love this idea 😍

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

November 03, 2019

This is so cute. What an awesome die! I can think of so many uses for it and can hardly wait for the full reveal.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

November 03, 2019

Awesome card idea!

Glenna
Glenna

November 03, 2019

Really like the unique look of this bag! I love the use of the set in such a different manner. Thanks.

Joan
Joan

November 03, 2019

Lovely card. Thank you for sharing.

Joni52
Joni52

November 03, 2019

Love this door! Great holiday image.

NCDonna
NCDonna

November 03, 2019

The images and dies from this reveal look like this is the biggest kit yet! Gorgeous treat bag!

Carol L.
Carol L.

November 03, 2019

The detail on the door is just amazing – it looks so realistic that you want to open it and walk in! And to use it to make a bag shows versatility.

Tina z.
Tina z.

November 03, 2019

Wow, I love this bag.

Lesley B
Lesley B

November 03, 2019

This treat bag is amazing. Well worth the time and creativity!

Greta H
Greta H

November 03, 2019

I’ve never made anything like this—great project!

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

November 03, 2019

What a cleaver idea! This idea can be used year round as a “Welcome to the Neighborhood” card and treat for new neighbors. Just leave off the Christmas items and colors and replace with the appropriate seasonal colors. Can’t wait to see the remainder of the kit!

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

November 03, 2019

What a cute idea! I do a lot of baking at Christmas time and I know I’ll use this fantastic idea. Hummm…maybe even use the dies as a template to cut my dough out by hand…..can’t wait to try this out.

Delores Oster
Delores Oster

November 03, 2019

Lovin the bag idea. Lots of fun ideas

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

November 03, 2019

What a great idea with the treat bag. This kit will definitely get the creative juices flowing!

Lauralee Cosgrove
Lauralee Cosgrove

November 03, 2019

These would make incredible neighbor gifts this year! I’m loving this front door die.

3 Happy Critters
3 Happy Critters

November 03, 2019

How clever! Wonderful idea. Thanks!

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

November 03, 2019

This is such a cute idea!! I’m loving this die cut.

Tani K
Tani K

November 03, 2019

Such an awesome idea for a gift bag. This is a great kit!

Maryjo L Monterosso
Maryjo L Monterosso

November 03, 2019

The door is so lovely and you have chose such a unique way to create a treat bag. Stunning. I love how the roof piece acts as the handle to the bag. Great work. Very creative.

Aisha Roberts
Aisha Roberts

November 03, 2019

This is so cute and clever. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

November 03, 2019

What a cute idea for a little gift! Michelle was so clever to make a gift bag using the door dies to decorate the paper bag. Having made haunted house cards recently, I can attest that placing the dies, etc can be time consuming. But how fabulous for a special person who appreciates your hard work!

Shannon
Shannon

November 03, 2019

What a lovely way to package up a sweet surprise!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

November 03, 2019

this is such an amazing idea – love this creativity :)

Phoebe
Phoebe

November 03, 2019

Such a cute treat bag!

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

November 03, 2019

What a great idea making a treat bag. Always need new ideas for different uses.

Concepcion Diaz
Concepcion Diaz

November 03, 2019

What a cute way to send a treat to someone, love the idea! ❤️

LBSue
LBSue

November 03, 2019

A treat bag to display throughout the holidays! Stunning!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

November 03, 2019

what a clever and beautiful way to use all the supplies in the kit! love it!

Mindy Eggen
Mindy Eggen

November 03, 2019

what a fantastic idea and unique way to present a gift!

Bernadette L
Bernadette L

November 03, 2019

Wow can’t wait to see this kit! This 8s a great treat bag! So detailed!

Bernadette L
Bernadette L

November 03, 2019

Wow can’t wait to see this kit! This 8s a great treat bag! So detailed!

Faye
Faye

November 03, 2019

Love this door! Love the way it opens to stand. Great composition!

Maureen
Maureen

November 03, 2019

The store looks like it Can be used for so many occasions. Love it!

Maureen
Maureen

November 03, 2019

How clever and original!

Lori Collins
Lori Collins

November 03, 2019

So creative! This kit looks like it can be so versatile. I see this for all the seasons.

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

November 03, 2019

Love the treat bag idea! So cute! I always love stamps and dies featuring a front door at Christmas! This die can be used through the seasons!

Theresa
Theresa

November 03, 2019

So cute

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

November 03, 2019

What a beautiful gift bag! Love the little letters hanging out of the mail slot!

Ceil N.
Ceil N.

November 03, 2019

What a great great idea!

Paula Schuessler
Paula Schuessler

November 03, 2019

I cant wait to see the full release including the add ons. So cute!

KellyinID
KellyinID

November 03, 2019

Oh 😍 love this Christmas door..Wow can’t wait to see more of it.

Sally Edwards
Sally Edwards

November 03, 2019

So imaginative, coloured beautifully, a great gift idea!

Mary
Mary

November 03, 2019

What a darling idea for a treat bag. I love the detailed description. What an inspiration.

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

November 03, 2019

What a gorgeous project – great to see the versatility of these dies for more than just cards.

Vikki H
Vikki H

November 03, 2019

How fun and original!

Rebecca
Rebecca

November 03, 2019

This looks like a lot of fun!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

November 03, 2019

Fantastic idea love this treat bag

Andrea B
Andrea B

November 03, 2019

What an adorable treat bag! Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks.

RosieJ
RosieJ

November 03, 2019

I didn’t know the door has hinges so it can open and close. That really opens up more possibilities with this die set. No pun intended. Lol. Love this set and imagine the beautiful doors you can create.

Becky Schepers
Becky Schepers

November 02, 2019

Great treat bag. Love this idea

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

November 02, 2019

What a brilliant idea! Can’t wait to play with this fantastic kit!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

November 02, 2019

That is a wonderful card idea!

Narda
Narda

November 02, 2019

Such lovely details make this an exception scene!

Daniella Loubeau
Daniella Loubeau

November 02, 2019

That’s so beautiful and I can’t wait to be able to make this.

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

November 02, 2019

What a great collection. The house is just great for gifts.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

November 02, 2019

I make a lot of treat containers for people. I would love to make some of these!

Helen
Helen

November 02, 2019

Thanks for sharing this delightful project, Michelle. The house-front scene is amazing!

Maggie E
Maggie E

November 02, 2019

Love the colors and the textures!

Janet Sisk
Janet Sisk

November 02, 2019

What a cute idea! Love it. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Melanie Parnell
Melanie Parnell

November 02, 2019

Just beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Miriam
Miriam

November 02, 2019

Fabulous take on this one— the glassine bag is perfect!

Barb Ford
Barb Ford

November 02, 2019

Love these traditional stamps. Great job! TFS

Nancy B
Nancy B

November 02, 2019

What a great kit. Compliments the Oct 2019 MMH nicely.

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

November 02, 2019

So excited for the great ideas! Making plans for cards already!

Yolanda Gonzalez
Yolanda Gonzalez

November 02, 2019

Very cute bag.TFS

Kial
Kial

November 02, 2019

That greenery is amazing!

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo

November 02, 2019

LOVE the treat bag idea!

Dawn
Dawn

November 02, 2019

That’s an unusual card and beautiful too. ☺️ ❤️❤️

Katie Brooks
Katie Brooks

November 02, 2019

This is fantastic!

Marianna
Marianna

November 02, 2019

I’m so impressed by your Copic coloring, especially on the door! Great color selection, so bright and happy! Looking forward to the full release.

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

November 02, 2019

This is so awesome!!! Beautiful and so perfect for gifting special Christmas treats!

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