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November My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Jessica Frost-Ballas November 02, 2019 293 Comments

It's time for our fourth countdown peek! The November My Monthly Hero kit will be available on Monday, November 4 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Jess, who is sharing another look at this wonderful kit!

Good morning! Jess here with a fun holiday shaker ornament using the November My Monthly Hero kit!

The kit includes clear fillable ornaments. You can use both halves of the ornament to create a round ball but I prefer using just half the ornament for these tags! I love to attach them to a gift so that the recipient has a pretty dimensional gift tag that can then be transferred to the Christmas tree as an ornament!

To start I die-cut the front door from Hero Hues Dove White cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. I also die-cut the topiary, letter, and wreath and colored those with Copic markers as well. I adhered the wreath to the door and then adhered the die to another panel of white cardstock. I used a circle die from the Infinity Nesting Circle Die set to cut a circle of the two panels that would fit snugly on the back of the ornament ball. When you cut the circle from the door, parts of the door die won't be attached anymore (like some of the bricks) so I adhere it to a panel of white cardstock first so I won't have to piece it together after it's cut. 

Next I adhered my topiary and wreath to the scene and tucked the letter into the mail slot. Then I trimmed off any excess hanging off the circle. I also stamped the cute kitty from the kit onto Hero Hues Dove White cardstock with Intense-ified Black ink and colored him with Copics before die-cutting him with the coordinating die. I adhered him to my door scene with foam mounting tape for a little extra dimension. Next I carefully spread a little glitter lacquer included in the kit onto the topiary, mat, wreath, and door to resemble snow and sprinkled it with Icicle and Snowfall glitter.

While that was drying I die-cut another circle from a piece of Hero Hues Cranberry cardstock. Then I stamped my sentiment from the kit with Embossing and Watermark ink and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. Once my scene was dry I adhered the red cardstock circle to the back of the scene.

Then I carefully added about a tablespoon of fake snow, clear confetti, Snowfall and Icicle glitter to the clear ball. I added a line of hot glue around the edge of my circle and then pressed it carefully to the clear ball to seal the shaker. I held it in place for a few seconds to make sure it sealed completely. Finally I added a strip of thin red ribbon around the ball to hide the glue and give it a more finished edge. I ran that ribbon through the top of the ball and then added a little twine bow to finish it!

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

Love this ornament!

Jackie Johnson
Jackie Johnson

November 06, 2019

Thanks Jess! Will you have a YouTube video on this?
leslie
leslie

November 05, 2019

So well done, just the cutest. Thanks for the post, Jess. I love Hero Arts!!

Karin W
Karin W

November 05, 2019

OH! What a wonderful ornament.

Barbara Huyck
Barbara Huyck

November 05, 2019

Just love the ornament for the holidays there so many possibilities you could use this making so many different keepsakes. Fabulous..

Elaine R CATHCART
Elaine R CATHCART

November 04, 2019

I love what you did with this ornament. I would like to give something like this a try. Thanks for sharing.

Daniela Polidoro
Daniela Polidoro

November 04, 2019

This decoration is beautiful.

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

November 04, 2019

i love it when you guys conserve on supplies to get more out of one thing. this is sooooo cute and you can make 2! i love it!

Mateja M
Mateja M

November 04, 2019

Beautiful ornament, Jess. Love the kitty 😀

K. Eley
K. Eley

November 04, 2019

Clear ornaments in the kit too! Can’t wait to make my own!! With some of the past kits too!!! Beautiful ornament Jessica, thanks for sharing!!

Marie T
Marie T

November 04, 2019

I’m enjoying seeing some cute different projects ideas for use with the kit’s contents!

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

November 04, 2019

Such a versatile and beautiful project.

Terrie
Terrie

November 04, 2019

What a great idea to create a tag that can also be used as an ornament! Beautiful!

Madeline L
Madeline L

November 04, 2019

Beautiful tag! This kit looks fantastic!

Laura
Laura

November 04, 2019

Cute

Ann K.
Ann K.

November 04, 2019

What a cuuuuute idea!!!!! Seriously!!!

Monica Croteau
Monica Croteau

November 04, 2019

Love the ornament idea… the animals are so cute… (love the cat most) but the dog is awesome too!

L. Harrington
L. Harrington

November 04, 2019

My favorite sneak peek so far. I adore this ornament!

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

November 04, 2019

Ohhhhhh one of my Loves during the Christmas Season are SnowGlobes. Can not wait for the rest of this Hero Arts Kit. Thanks

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

November 04, 2019

So adorable love the way you used it!💞

Marilyn P
Marilyn P

November 03, 2019

Fillable ornaments. How cool!

Michele
Michele

November 03, 2019

Awesome!! I’ve made ornaments with my nieces in the past and was planning on doing it again w the younger ones this year. Love the ornament.

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

November 03, 2019

What a great idea! This tag is adorable!

Lee Cockrum
Lee Cockrum

November 03, 2019

Such a sweet little ornament!!

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

November 03, 2019

Wow that is adorable ornament! Love the shaker too

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

November 03, 2019

Love this idea! Such a great way to make a gift tag live on!

Mary Zana Lawson
Mary Zana Lawson

November 03, 2019

I love these cards and ornaments!! Although simple they have so much style!!!

Kathy R
Kathy R

November 03, 2019

Adorable projects!

Patsy Armstead
Patsy Armstead

November 03, 2019

I just can hardly believe this ornament. It’s so cute & clever. I can imagine making these assembly line fashion and gifting them for Christmas. Thanks for sharing. It is really beautiful & your coloring is great!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

November 03, 2019

I love your tag Jessica. I also love that the kit has all of the parts for projects besides cards!

Carly
Carly

November 03, 2019

What a clever idea!

Tracey Hill
Tracey Hill

November 03, 2019

So creative! I love this idea.

Tracey Hill
Tracey Hill

November 03, 2019

So creative! I love this idea.

Karen Baugh
Karen Baugh

November 03, 2019

What a fun project

Evette Rodriguez
Evette Rodriguez

November 03, 2019

This is the cutest set of the year so far in my humble opinion. Thanks Hero Arts!
Sandy Small
Sandy Small

November 03, 2019

I really like how you used only a portion of the door die as the background to set your scene! I like how you used only half of the ornament for your shaker.

Kerri S
Kerri S

November 03, 2019

My grandchildren will just ‘love’ these ornaments xxx

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

November 03, 2019

This is such a clever use of the ornament and a great way to get double the tags! My granddaughters would love a tag like this on their gift.

Brenda
Brenda

November 03, 2019

Love this!! I have made ornaments with clear balls before but never thought of using the halves separately as tags – what a terrific idea!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

November 03, 2019

Great idea! So cute.

Steffi H.
Steffi H.

November 03, 2019

The snowy ornament is too cute. Love the cat.

Rachel
Rachel

November 03, 2019

So adorable!

Lisa H.
Lisa H.

November 03, 2019

I’m now obsessed with shaker ornaments!!!!

Joan
Joan

November 03, 2019

Love the ornament. So cute.

Glenna
Glenna

November 03, 2019

What a wonderful idea. Hopefully I’ll windows I can try this delightful idea! Thanks

Gail Fort-Cathey
Gail Fort-Cathey

November 03, 2019

What a cute ornament! I love how you did this. I can hardly wait to get my hands on this kit…which just happens to be released on my birthday!!

Joni52
Joni52

November 03, 2019

darling ornament!

NCDonna
NCDonna

November 03, 2019

Great way to show us how to take larger elements and just focus on part of them! Love the colors and look!

Suzann Anderson
Suzann Anderson

November 03, 2019

Great gift idea!

IRENE PAGE
IRENE PAGE

November 03, 2019

cute and amazing

Carol L.
Carol L.

November 03, 2019

These tags are definitely made with love for someone special your life! I would never throw away this tag!

Katie M
Katie M

November 03, 2019

Nice idea! Nothing like shaking up a little fun!
Tina z.
Tina z.

November 03, 2019

Amazing design.

Jane
Jane

November 03, 2019

This kit just keeps getting better and better. Can’t wait

Kimberly Jones
Kimberly Jones

November 03, 2019

This month’s kit is absolutely the best! Can’t wait to make such fun cards that will put a smile on the recipient’s face

Greta H
Greta H

November 03, 2019

Very cute!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

November 03, 2019

Super creative and awesome work!! Very pretty :)

Lesley B
Lesley B

November 03, 2019

Very creative. Definitely a Christmas tag I will try!

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

November 03, 2019

This kit is amazing! Such cute and creative ideas of different things that can be made using this kit. I can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

November 03, 2019

I really like the idea of honoring your pets on your Christmas tree.🎄

Delores Oster
Delores Oster

November 03, 2019

Wonderful ideas and I love your finished ball. Would love to play with this kit.

Kendra
Kendra

November 03, 2019

Shaker ornaments? What a cute idea! I love the kitty, too.

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

November 03, 2019

So cute!

Lauralee Cosgrove
Lauralee Cosgrove

November 03, 2019

These would be gorgeous to tie onto Christmas gifts! I’m always looking for paper crafts I can decorate with too.

3 Happy Critters
3 Happy Critters

November 03, 2019

Wow! Really adorable.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

November 03, 2019

This is fantastic. I’m loving the versatility of this kit!

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

November 03, 2019

How cute! Lots of things to do with those globes.

Trina P.
Trina P.

November 03, 2019

Cute. Fun idea.

Linda
Linda

November 03, 2019

So adorable, thanks!

Yolanda Gonzalez
Yolanda Gonzalez

November 03, 2019

Love it!!!

Brooke
Brooke

November 03, 2019

What a great festive kit this month! I love it!

Tani K
Tani K

November 03, 2019

What a cute ornament. Great idea!

Cynthia M Robutka
Cynthia M Robutka

November 03, 2019

What a great use – you thought out side the box and it’s a winner! I love it- Super creative!!!

Maryjo L Monterosso
Maryjo L Monterosso

November 03, 2019

This is so adorable. I absolutely love the little cat sitting in the snow in front of the door. You really are very creative. Gorgeous.

Brenda S
Brenda S

November 03, 2019

Thanks to you I have a new ornament on my list to make and found some new products to add to my creations.

Jacqueline Bell
Jacqueline Bell

November 03, 2019

Jessica I admire your creativity with using the kit to make an ornament.

Aisha Roberts
Aisha Roberts

November 03, 2019

Love this! My nieces and I make shaker ornaments every year and it’s so much fun. Can’t wait for this kit.

Dee Fisher
Dee Fisher

November 03, 2019

Great Idea. Love this kit. Thinking this will make all my Christmas Cards using just one collection in so many different ways.

Cyndee S
Cyndee S

November 03, 2019

LOVE this ornament idea! So cool! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

November 03, 2019

I have made sets of tags before as gifts for someone-who-has-everything! So popular with friends. Terrific ideas to use with this kit. Hurry Monday:)

Dot Schwarze
Dot Schwarze

November 03, 2019

Great idea. Thank you for the detailed instructions.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

November 03, 2019

This is a cute ornament! :)

Margaret T.
Margaret T.

November 03, 2019

Very nice! These would be very nice on a package and on the tree.

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

November 03, 2019

This is so cute…. I did the same thing last year with the globes. I am so going to love this kit…..I love everything about it so far…..great job Jess!!!

Shannon
Shannon

November 03, 2019

Amazing gift tag – great idea to have it double as an ornament!

Maureen Sheehan
Maureen Sheehan

November 03, 2019

What a cute idea! Thanks

Phoebe
Phoebe

November 03, 2019

I love this! Very creative & adorable ornament tag!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

November 03, 2019

great lidea for an ornament – thanks for sharing

Maureen Reiss
Maureen Reiss

November 03, 2019

I love this!!! Soooo cute!!!!

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

November 03, 2019

What a cool idea! Love the ornament so much.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

November 03, 2019

What a great idea! I LOVE this little ornament!

Helen Oliver
Helen Oliver

November 03, 2019

This is such a cute ornament. Love this.

Sue D
Sue D

November 03, 2019

Very cute scene with this kitty. Love that it is a shaker ornament.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

November 03, 2019

really beautiful tag/ornament!

LBSue
LBSue

November 03, 2019

I love making tags, and you’ve created a beautiful one here! Very creative!

Claudia N
Claudia N

November 03, 2019

Beautiful tag/ornament! This kit is looking to be a must have, can’t wait to see the full reveal!

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

November 03, 2019

What a super cute ornament!! This is a great kit. I hope I’m able to get one.

Mary Beth
Mary Beth

November 03, 2019

Fun idea! I’m not sure which side I like more, the snow globe or the tag!

MelissaDingerson
MelissaDingerson

November 03, 2019

Great idea for alternative uses.

Concepcion Diaz
Concepcion Diaz

November 03, 2019

Love this idea, to make a keepsake for the tree every year. ❤️

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