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November My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Jessica Frost-Ballas November 02, 2019 294 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

Concepcion Diaz
Concepcion Diaz

November 03, 2019

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

Margie
Margie

November 03, 2019

Good use of this kit

Maureen Hampshire
Maureen Hampshire

November 03, 2019

I’m incredibly excited to get this set! Your ideas have only fueled my creative fires!

Linda S.
Linda S.

November 03, 2019

Wow. What a unique and fun way to use this kit. Thanks for all the tips for turning this kit into an ornament style gift tag. I’m liking everything about this kit.

Mindy Eggen
Mindy Eggen

November 03, 2019

what a fun idea! Love making handmade ornaments! Our tree is decorated in handmade ornaments from the kids over the years and this would fun to create with them.

Jeri T
Jeri T

November 03, 2019

Oh my, this ornament is just darling. I think this looks like the perfect craft to do with my granddaughter.

Patt H.
Patt H.

November 03, 2019

So pretty, Jess, & I love the idea of using just half of the ornament! Super cool!

Linda cencelewski
Linda cencelewski

November 03, 2019

Cute!!

littlen
littlen

November 03, 2019

What a great idea for tree ornaments. TFS.

Kay Spangler
Kay Spangler

November 03, 2019

Wow! I’ve never made anything like this, this will be great.

Bernadette L
Bernadette L

November 03, 2019

This is an excellent use for the DIY ornament halves! I’m excited about your idea and can’t wait to see November’s kit! Thank you!

Kathryn Ingram
Kathryn Ingram

November 03, 2019

This kit is packed with all kinds of goodies! I can not wait for Monday afternoon!!

Teri S.
Teri S.

November 03, 2019

Jessica, this is just beyond adorable!! Love the kitty sitting in front of the door with the letter slot having mail sticking out. What a super home made ornament!

Maureen
Maureen

November 03, 2019

Great ornament idea!

Faye
Faye

November 03, 2019

Sooo clever!!!
Definitely on my to do list now! Great idea!

Sherry
Sherry

November 03, 2019

I am loving this kit!!! Hoping it Doesn’t out before I get one:)

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

November 03, 2019

Oh my this is fabulous!

nancy f
nancy f

November 03, 2019

Love the ornament! This is a must have set for me.

Marty Harris
Marty Harris

November 03, 2019

A lovely ornament to treasure!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

November 03, 2019

How fun! Homemade ornaments are the best!

Carole
Carole

November 03, 2019

Jess that’s a great ornament and I especially love how you added the snow and glitter to the ball then used a ribbon to cover the glue areas.

Theresa P
Theresa P

November 03, 2019

Love your ornament! So very creative!

Jane A McBee
Jane A McBee

November 03, 2019

A clever idea, I hadn’t thought of making ornaments. It turned out so cute.

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

November 03, 2019

Oh, never thought of doing ornaments but those would be great as a tag for baked goods. You started my creative juices.

Susan Billingsley
Susan Billingsley

November 03, 2019

Every post I see makes me love this kit more!

Lori Collins
Lori Collins

November 03, 2019

Such a great idea! You could even let the kids help and have a keepsake ornament.

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

November 03, 2019

This is clever! I like it!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

November 03, 2019

Love the idea of making a gift tag/ornament! It’s so glittery and shimmery perfect for anyone’s tree!

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

November 03, 2019

Such an adorable idea! Love it!

Theresa
Theresa

November 03, 2019

Awesome idea

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

November 03, 2019

What a great idea for a tag.

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

November 03, 2019

Love the idea of the dimensional gift tag!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

November 03, 2019

What a gorgeous shaker tag/ornament! It’s a present in itself!

Ceil N.
Ceil N.

November 03, 2019

Can’t wait to make this! Would be great as an added addition to a card.

Isabel Z
Isabel Z

November 03, 2019

This is so clever!

Paula Schuessler
Paula Schuessler

November 03, 2019

I love seeing your creations. So excited to see this month’s kit!

KellyinID
KellyinID

November 03, 2019

Wow such great creativity with this kit. I can’t wait to see more of it!!!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

November 03, 2019

The ornament/tag is adorable. Love the idea! I can’t wait to check everything out in the kit and the add-ons.

Sally Edwards
Sally Edwards

November 03, 2019

Love the Snow Globe/Ornament idea, could use them to make decorations for my girls who have all moved out, a keepsake :)

Teresa Saunders
Teresa Saunders

November 03, 2019

What a great idea. These ornaments will become family keepsakes and be treasured for years to come.

Mary
Mary

November 03, 2019

What a great ornament, love the kitty sticking up through the snow, it’s a great idea.

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

November 03, 2019

Wow! Just wow! I can see I’m going to buy lots of extras this month! I want to make lots of these! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jackie S
Jackie S

November 03, 2019

A great looking kit with so many different options. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

November 03, 2019

What a fun project. Loving how well these die-cuts work in the shaker.

Vikki H
Vikki H

November 03, 2019

Oh, how cute and clever! Love it.

Rebecca
Rebecca

November 03, 2019

This is so fancy!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

November 03, 2019

What a great idea I love the idea of making a special ornament

Andrea B
Andrea B

November 03, 2019

Such an adorable ornament. I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

RosieJ
RosieJ

November 03, 2019

I love this November die set. That is a really good idea to create an ornament with a nice wintry scene. The kitty is so cute in the ornament. Looks like he is really enjoying playing in the snow. Can hardly wait to get this die set and make some ornaments and attach them as Christmas tags on presents.

 Becky Schepers
Becky Schepers

November 02, 2019

This would make a great little gift for teachers, mail carriers, etc. This is a great kit. So many possibilities.

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

November 02, 2019

What a fun surprise having the ornament balls in the kit and your idea is so cute!

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

November 02, 2019

I think it’s adorable! I’m anxious to try the snow globes. Also anxious to see the add ons.

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

November 02, 2019

Super cute

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

November 02, 2019

My goodness! What does Hero Arts NOT have? So cool!

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

November 02, 2019

What a cool idea. This would be a fun family project

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

November 02, 2019

Oh, my heavens! I love this so much. Cat and shaker ornament….Heaven! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit. :)

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

November 02, 2019

I’m looking forward to seeing more examples from this kit. Nice job.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

November 02, 2019

The kitty shaker is just adorable. I love the look.

Maggie E
Maggie E

November 02, 2019

Absolutely delightful!

Melanie Parnell
Melanie Parnell

November 02, 2019

Cute ornament idea for the holidays!!

Julie
Julie

November 02, 2019

Ooh I love this!

Miriam
Miriam

November 02, 2019

Creating a gift that can be used as an ornament is genius. Wii defense do this!

Barb Ford
Barb Ford

November 02, 2019

Great idea creating ornaments/tags! TFS

Judy Hall
Judy Hall

November 02, 2019

That is such a fun idea for a gift tag.

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

November 02, 2019

Love the tags idea! And can’t wait for the copics!

Yolanda Gonzalez
Yolanda Gonzalez

November 02, 2019

Cute ornament. TFS

Kial
Kial

November 02, 2019

Very cute! I love anything with pets!

Kathryn P
Kathryn P

November 02, 2019

What a great idea to use the halves! They will still make lovely ornaments with sentiments on the back.

Gabriella Bell
Gabriella Bell

November 02, 2019

I love making Christmas Ornaments. This I looks great

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo

November 02, 2019

Awesome ornament, love the little kitty and the icicle snow inside :)

Marianna
Marianna

November 02, 2019

Absolutely darling! I love handmade Christmas ornaments.

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

November 02, 2019

Love this amazing kit so far!! Really cute tag

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

November 02, 2019

Great idea! I know what my friends are getting for Christmas from me :)

Katie Brooks
Katie Brooks

November 02, 2019

so cool!

Nelissa Winters
Nelissa Winters

November 02, 2019

Great project. Such an awesome little gift.

KerrynM
KerrynM

November 02, 2019

What a fabulousl ornament. Will look fabulous on anyone’s tree. Great idea

Jan
Jan

November 02, 2019

Love the kit so far. Thank you for the kitty. It compliments the dog on the rug. What are the holidays without our special four leggeds as I call them.

Denise - NZ
Denise - NZ

November 02, 2019

Wow I’m really looking forward to seeing my kit and making some of these for ornaments for my tree 🌲 looks fabulous

Bertha
Bertha

November 02, 2019

Fillable ornaments!! How fun! Imagine the possibilities.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

November 02, 2019

Fabulous, fun and adorable!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

November 02, 2019

Oh so cute!! I love this ornament!! I think this little kitty is so adorable!! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!!

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

November 02, 2019

Very cute idea….love the look.

Joyce Foose
Joyce Foose

November 02, 2019

Wow! This kit is full of surprises. Anxiously awaiting for the big reveal!

Sandy Dayhoff
Sandy Dayhoff

November 02, 2019

Too cute! What a nice gift!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

November 02, 2019

What a great idea. I never would have thought of using 1/2 of the ornament that way. I have a box of them on my shelf!

Kim S.
Kim S.

November 02, 2019

I love this idea of 1/2 an ornament.

Susanbcards
Susanbcards

November 02, 2019

The kit includes fillable ornaments!! Great idea!

Christine Eck
Christine Eck

November 02, 2019

Precious! This would make an awesome gift idea!

jill allard
jill allard

November 02, 2019

such a cute ornament

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

November 02, 2019

So creative. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy A
Kathy A

November 02, 2019

The ornament balls are so fun. I like the idea of a tag with them.

Suzie Dube
Suzie Dube

November 02, 2019

This is a wonderful idea! Beautiful detail to everything, including the red ribbon around!

Linda H.
Linda H.

November 02, 2019

Wow! Awesome idea! Can’t wait to do this with the kit. Thanks!

Zlatka K
Zlatka K

November 02, 2019

So beautiful! Love the idea of gift tag and ornament in one.

Yolanda F
Yolanda F

November 02, 2019

The ornament is such a cute idea. What a nice fun addition to the kit.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

November 02, 2019

Beautiful shaker ornament! Awesome details and colors!

Margaret R
Margaret R

November 02, 2019

This is so cute! Making shaker tags and ornaments would be so much fun!

Flo
Flo

November 02, 2019

This ornament is really cute. It would be fun to make many of these.

Twylla Smith
Twylla Smith

November 02, 2019

A nice variety of projects. Darling!

Carol Kelley
Carol Kelley

November 02, 2019

Your ornament is so cute. Can’t wait for this set to come out!