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Awesome Add-ons: September 2023 Ideas + Video

Sep 07, 2023 Hero Arts

Welcome to our Awesome Add-ons feature for the month of September! Leaves and mushrooms and gnomes, oh my! We are in the mood for fall in the forest, and this release fits the bill perfectly. You can check out the newest offerings right HERE in our shop and take a peek at all of the goodness below.

Shop for the September MMH add-ons here

Today we're delighted to have Creative Team member Jayne Nelson here to share some fabulous "beyond the kit" ideas for a few of the add-ons.

Today I’m sharing a pair of cards featuring two of this month’s new add-on products—the delightful Happy Gnomes Bundle and the Fall Gnome Fancy Die. These items, along with the other new September products, are perfect for creating beautiful fall cards for all your autumn occasions.


For my first card, I started by embossing a punny sentiment from the Happy Gnomes stamp set with Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink and White Embossing Powder onto a panel of Cherry cardstock. Next, I die cut a Peony heart with a Nesting Hearts Infinity Die and secured it above the sentiment with foam tape. Then, I secured the panel to a Peony card base and set it aside.

For my card’s focal point, I stamped and die-cut a collection of adorable gnome, mushroom and heart images with Intens-ified Black ink onto Dove White cardstock and then colored them with assorted, bright colored pencils. I secured the colored images onto and around the heart with Precision Glue and foam tape. For some texture and shine, I added a trio of Green Enamel Dots.

For my second card, I masked the lower portion of a panel of white cardstock and then using a Blending Brush, I applied Green Apple and Blue Raspberry inks across the upper part of the panel and splattered with water. Once the panel completely dried, I secured it to a Paradise card base.

To make the gnome, I die-cut one full-sized gnome shape with the Fall Gnome Fancy Die from Sand cardstock. Then, using assorted cardstock scraps, I die-cut each piece of the gnome’s outfit and beard, trimming any excess cardstock with small scissors and gluing the trimmed pieces onto the gnome body. I also embossed and die-cut a fun sentiment. Using foam tape, I secured the gnome and the sentiment to the inked panel and then added a few, fall shapes below the sentiment. For a final detail, I added three Blue Enamel Dots.

For a full walkthrough of this month's add-ons, check out the video below. It's also available to view on YouTube.

Did you know you can get the entire collection of add-ons in one bundle at a discounted price? Check it out here. And this month we are even throwing in a special bonus – two rolls of washi tape! This mushroom washi tape complements the kits and add-ons to perfection.

A reminder for all My Monthly Hero subscribers: You have the opportunity to add extra items, including but not limited to add-ons, to your kit shipments with no additional shipping charges. Simply log in to your Hero Arts store account and place your order by 11:59am PT on Friday, September 8 to take advantage of this offer. That's right, you have an extra day to shop while enjoying free shipping this month.

We appreciate you stopping by today. Happy stamping!

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SB382 Happy Gnomes Bundle (D) | Hero...
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DF159 Fall Gnome Fancy Die (D) | Hero...
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Nesting Hearts Dies | Hero Arts
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AF425 Green Apple Reactive Ink | Hero...
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AF427 Blue Raspberry Reactive Ink |...
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AF419 Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink...
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AF435 Intens-ified Black Ink Pad |...
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PS303 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS300 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS312 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS320 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white | Hero Arts
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PW110 White Embossing Powder | Hero Arts
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GW102 Precision Glue XL | Hero Arts
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MI003 Ink Blending Brushes | Hero Arts
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CH323 Greens Hero Hues Enamel Dots |...
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CH326 Blues Hero Hues Enamel Dots |...
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Kelly Hansen

Kelly Hansen

September 08, 2023

The adorable gnomes are suck a cute add on to the September kit. Precious.

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