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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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94 Responses

Tanna lohouse
Tanna lohouse

November 02, 2019

Love that domed ornament!! So adorable!! I cannot wait to see this entire kit!!

Catherine N
Catherine N

November 02, 2019

So cute and gift-able. It’s a new technique for me to learn…fun!

Liz
Liz

November 02, 2019

Cute! Love the idea

Toni L
Toni L

November 02, 2019

Absolutely adorable! I love the red ribbon edge all around the outside of the ornament—really makes it pop!

Deborah Cooper
Deborah Cooper

November 02, 2019

Love love love the ornament! What great use of the kit.

Diane
Diane

November 02, 2019

This is great idea for double duty , creating an ornament to have around for many Christmases.
Love this idea.

Bonnie
Bonnie

November 02, 2019

I love the ornament idea!!

Cheyenne Oliva
Cheyenne Oliva

November 02, 2019

This is the most adorable thing I have ever seen!!

Geri S
Geri S

November 02, 2019

Love this ornament! I’ve been trying to do that every year for extended family so it’s great to have another set to use, Thanks!

Bethany M
Bethany M

November 02, 2019

I love the ornament you made!! It is so cute!

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

November 02, 2019

Adorable shaker ornament!

Cindy DeVries
Cindy DeVries

November 02, 2019

Love this little globe ornament! The cat peeking out is adorable!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

November 02, 2019

Wonderful tag/ornament. Your work is always inspiring.

Janis Bigelow
Janis Bigelow

November 02, 2019

This must’ve taken hours!

Charlotte G
Charlotte G

November 02, 2019

I love shaker ornaments and shaker cards… and snow globes. This ornament is the best of all of these. I am excited to receive this beautiful kit so I can make this ornament/card.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

November 02, 2019

Adorable ornament Jess! This kit looks like so much fun, and like it has so much potential for lots of different Christmas projects. I’m super excited for the full reveal!!!

Ann Ward
Ann Ward

November 02, 2019

Would love to make these for my children and grandchild

Kailash
Kailash

November 02, 2019

Oh so adorable! Love It!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

November 02, 2019

Oh wow, I love the ornament idea, I love that cool kind of glitter, and the sweet kitten!

Anne Pappas
Anne Pappas

November 02, 2019

Oh, this is adorable!! Even using one half of an ornament, with some lovely patterned paper on the back, it would be worthy of putting on a tree IMHO.

Eileen Peters
Eileen Peters

November 02, 2019

I got excited when I saw the cat.
I love this ornament and plan on making some for my co-workers!
Thanks for the great idea!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

November 02, 2019

I am so excited to get this kit! I can’t wait to make some of these ornaments! Thank you for the great detailed instructions.

Dale Alessi
Dale Alessi

November 02, 2019

Awesome!!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

November 02, 2019

What a fun ornament. This kit is truly versatile!

Ellie
Ellie

November 02, 2019

What a great idea! Love the kitty!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

November 02, 2019

Love the scene in the ornament ball. Thanks for those instructions. That is the cutest for either a tree or a tag (then a tree). Great Idea.

Swati jain
Swati jain

November 02, 2019

Stunning

Frances Byrne
Frances Byrne

November 02, 2019

Another fun Christmas project

Cindy
Cindy

November 02, 2019

Shakers are so much fun!!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

November 02, 2019

The doorway makes a cute backgkround
for the kitty. Love the shaker part.
thanks for the sneak peek.
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Susan McRae
Susan McRae

November 02, 2019

Wow, that is one awesome tag/ornament! The scene is a delight and I like how you used just half of the clear ornament so you get more bang out of your product!

Marg
Marg

November 02, 2019

Love this ornament. Perfect cute cat scene. What a great idea.

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

November 02, 2019

Fantastic tag, Love your watercoloring it is so soft, the bricks and the topiary are coloured so beautifully. Wonderful to be able to use it on your Christmas tree if you wanted to.

Carol H
Carol H

November 02, 2019

Wow, this kit is looking more and more versatile! Awesome!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

November 02, 2019

Another clever use for this die. I can’t wait to see everything!

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

November 02, 2019

Your ornament is great! Thank you for this wonderful idea.

Vickie Hawkins
Vickie Hawkins

November 02, 2019

Great ornament with an adorable scene. Looking forward to making them!

Terri Bruin
Terri Bruin

November 02, 2019

Very cute and clever idea.

Claudine Vance
Claudine Vance

November 02, 2019

Thank you for sharing your ornament with us. It is so sweet! I wish it were Monday already! :)

Kenzie Higdon
Kenzie Higdon

November 02, 2019

The little cat is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

November 02, 2019

I love alternative ideas to use my paper crafting supplies! Great idea!

Cindi Patton
Cindi Patton

November 02, 2019

Love your tag/ornament. Simple and adorable! This kit seems packed with goodies, and I can’t wait to get my own!

Darlene
Darlene

November 02, 2019

This kit gets better and better. Thank you Jess for your creative twist on the kit and your helpful tip to avoid piecing parts together. Thanks

Karen Walker
Karen Walker

November 02, 2019

So very clever and cute!

Nancy Pilger
Nancy Pilger

November 02, 2019

Love the idea of making a card that’s also an ornament!

Nancy Pilger
Nancy Pilger

November 02, 2019

Love the idea of making a card that’s also an ornament!

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

November 02, 2019

As each of the hero arts ideals are displayed….I become more excited for the kit.😍😍😍😍😍

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

November 02, 2019

As each of the hero arts ideals are displayed….I become more excited for the kit.😍😍😍😍😍

Renee
Renee

November 02, 2019

I love your creation Jess!!!

D.L. Wilson
D.L. Wilson

November 02, 2019

What a great idea! A gift tag and a Christmas ornament all in one!

Julia D.
Julia D.

November 02, 2019

What a great idea! I love having little things to attach to wrapped gifts and am always on the lookout for them or ideas on how to make something. Yours turned out great! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

November 02, 2019

Such an adorable ornament! Love the scene you created…
Thanks for sharing.

Golda
Golda

November 02, 2019

What a fabulous tag idea! So much fun for the recipient.

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

November 02, 2019

That is a great project idea! And the sentiment is perfect! I am so looking forward to seeing the whole kit and making wonderful projects too 😊. Thanks for sharing a wonderful sneak peek

Dgolly
Dgolly

November 02, 2019

Can’t wait to see the kit in its entirety. Looks like it has so many fun elements.

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

November 02, 2019

Swoon…… just when you think the kits can’t get any better…. Jessica, you rocked this one!!! Now I want to make personalized ornaments for every family member!

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

November 02, 2019

WOW!!! This kit was already outstanding with the front door fancy die, the ornaments just knock it out of the park!

Victoria
Victoria

November 02, 2019

So adorable!! Love it!!

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

November 02, 2019

What a precious scene, and even better as an ornament! Love all the sparkle!

Marla
Marla

November 02, 2019

Oh wow!! I love ideas for using stamps to create gifts, this kit is so exciting

Lindar C
Lindar C

November 02, 2019

Oh, this is just adorable and so clever!!

Joan
Joan

November 02, 2019

What a great dual purpose shaker ornament! First a tag and then a tree ornament. Very clever!

Nan B
Nan B

November 02, 2019

Best kit ever!!

Donna Rohwer
Donna Rohwer

November 02, 2019

So cute! I have everything I need to create something like this, except of course, the November Monthly kit, here’s hoping….

Julie Shetler
Julie Shetler

November 02, 2019

I love your idea using half of the domes. Not only will you get twice the use out of them but it is really neat looking.

Toni F
Toni F

November 02, 2019

Nice idea to use half of the ball to make a shaker ornament.

 anne
anne

November 02, 2019

leave it to you Jess to come up with the cleverest ornaments and you made double with the half of the globe. Bravo!

Michele W
Michele W

November 02, 2019

What a cute and clever ornament! Thanks for sharing and thanks, too, for the tip about pieces falling off when you use a circle to cut the door!

Josmary Flores
Josmary Flores

November 02, 2019

Like if this kit is not awesome already you manage to make it even more amazing. Cant hardly wait to make ornaments with my girls

Cathy O.
Cathy O.

November 02, 2019

I love the fake snow, clear confetti and Icicle glitter combo! Gotta try this!

Lorianne Icalia
Lorianne Icalia

November 02, 2019

What a fantastic idea to use it as a gift tag!

Lee
Lee

November 02, 2019

What a fun and clever project! Thank you for sharing it!

Kathy James
Kathy James

November 02, 2019

Okay. So now I want this kit! I love the ornament. And the kitty!

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

November 02, 2019

Very clever idea, and so cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

November 02, 2019

This is such a great idea to make an ornament or tag for a gift.

Rema Deleeuw
Rema Deleeuw

November 02, 2019

I need this kit!

Binish
Binish

November 02, 2019

I love holidays and this kit will help me in my most favorite work that is scrapbooking and card making

Heidi H
Heidi H

November 02, 2019

Super duper cute ornament! Love everything I’ve seen so far with this ki!

Emily
Emily

November 02, 2019

These ornaments are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Emily
Emily

November 02, 2019

These ornaments are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

November 02, 2019

Clear fillable ornaments?!?! This kit just gets better and better. I need this one!

Andre M.
Andre M.

November 02, 2019

Such a neat idea to make a tag! Love the elements in this kit.

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

November 02, 2019

!!!!!! This is too cute and too much fun to be missed!

Diana Morrison
Diana Morrison

November 02, 2019

Wow, it just keeps getting better and better.

Loyce Shurling
Loyce Shurling

November 02, 2019

Well, meow! My kitty would be attempting to put herself through the mail slot. You showed us a fun idea for this new kit. Thanks so much.

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

November 02, 2019

What an adorable ornament!

Louise Coviello
Louise Coviello

November 02, 2019

Such a cute ornament! I love the details including the snow glitter and the cat.

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz

November 02, 2019

What a cute shaker card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

November 02, 2019

Purrrfectly cute! I agree the half ball tag was a great decision. Tag today… ornament on the tree forever!!

Eva
Eva

November 02, 2019

That‘s really great – Not just cardmaking!!

Carole Renneker
Carole Renneker

November 02, 2019

My goodness what a cute ornament and clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Meier
Laurie Meier

November 02, 2019

Your ornament is brilliant! The idea of a half dome and a sentiment on the back of the shaker ornament is great. Thanks for all the tips that you provided in your description. I am really anxious to see the kit.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

November 02, 2019

Very cute and clever! I love this tag/ornament idea. Thanks for sharing how you made it!! Looks like a fun kit.

Lagene
Lagene

November 02, 2019

Awesome ornament, love that the kit has this fillable ornament!