Monday, November 1, 2021

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November 2021 Release: Adorable Tags and a Treat Box!

Hey everybody! The wait is over! It's time for the Hero Arts November My Monthly Hero release and this month's kit is a fun holiday tag building kit with many fun characters (affiliate links may be used at no extra cost to you)!

Before I get to my cards, if you aren't familiar with the My Monthly Hero kit, it's a kit that is released by Hero Arts on the first Monday of every month. It always has a fun, themed, collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. The cost is just $34.99/month and the value is always much greater! This month's kit is valued at $70!

You have the option to subscribe (subscribing now means your first kit will be the November release), or, to buy your favorite kits as one-off purchases. Be aware that once these kits sell out they are gone for good. If you see a kit you like make sure to snatch it up quickly! There are also a ton of amazing add-on products! You can buy the add-ons as a bundle at a discounted rate or just pick up your favorite products.

Now, this kit comes with some really fun tag building elements that allow you to custom build reindeer, elves, Santa and snowmen. You can make them tags or cut the circular "hook" off the top of the die cuts to create dies that can easily be used on cards. The kit also comes with two patterned stamps (dots and stripes), some sentiments and twine. 

For my first card I got inspired by the "no peeking" sentiment. I decided to make presents using the patterned stamps and I used the twine to tie bows around them. For one present I used the the dot stamp, White Puff embossing powder and Paradise cardstock. For the second present I used the striped stamp, silver embossing powder and Lapis cardstock. I tied them up with the twine from the kit and the red added a nice little pop of color.
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Then I built an elf and tucked him behind the gifts to make it look like he is indeed peeking- what a naughty guy! For my naughty elf I used paper from the Colors of Earth cardstock pack for his face and ears/hair. I colored his nose and hair with brown copic markers. I cut the eyes out of white cardstock, placed them in the eyeholes and held them in place with a piece of tape stuck to the back. I used a black gel pen to color the eyes then added highlights with a white gel pen. I cut the hat twice, once from red foil and again from white glitter cardstock. I cut the "crown" out from the white glitter and glued it to the red foil hat. This gave me dimension and sparkle. To embellish the pompom on the hat I used the lacquer pen and white puff embossing powder that come in the kit. When I heat set these two products they expanded and puffed to give me a  really fun 3D effect on the pompom.

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To finish my card off I used the new Candy Canes Bold Prints background stamp, versamark ink and Kiwi cardstock. Then I inkblended around the edges using Blue Raspberry Reactive ink which made the center of the card glow. I adhered the sentiment, gifts and elf using foam adhesive and that was that!
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My next project was super fun to make and I could see myself making a bunch of these to handout as fun little treats! This is actually a box and I've put a packet of apple cider inside but it would be great with hot chocolate or fancy coffee packs too. I used mist cardstock to create my box which I custom sized to my apple cider packet. I used the Knitting Pattern Bold Prints stamp and versamark ink to stamp a subtle pattern onto my box (I did mask it off so that I only stamped the front of the box). I heat embossed my sentiment in Onyx ink and clear embossing powder. Then I glued my box together and wrapped it with a 1.5" strip of Woodgrain Vellum. I attached the vellum band to itself in the back so that I could slide it on and off of the box if I wanted to. 
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Next, I cut the mug from Kiwi cardstock and inkblended the edges with Blue Raspberry Reactive ink. I heat embossed a snowflake using White Puff embbossing powder. then I cut the top of the mug die again in Sand cardstock. I did this because the liquid part of the mug is not attached to the mug which made it really easy for me to make hot chocolate with Sand cardstock and some brown markers.  I also die cut the whipped cream and the candy from white cardstock. I added color to the candy cane with red markers. Then, I added 3D foam to the whipped cream using the lacquer pen and White Puff embossing powder. I glued all of these pieces together and stuck them to my box using foam adhesive.
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The last step was to create a topper for my apple cider packet. I did this by folding a strip of Cherry cardstock in half and glueing it to the top of the apple cider packet. I used the Tag Infinity dies to create a gold glitter circle thing for my topper and then I added some twine to finish it off. 
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The apple cider pouch fits perfectly inside the gift box. This could also be a really fun way to give some one a gift card to their favorite coffee shop or hot chocolate bar. I love having fun ways to give smaller gifts at the holidays because it's such an easy way to make people feel cared for and thought about.
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Now, here's a look at another card that I made using the November MMH kit. This is the card that I shared during the countdown but I wanted to share it again today for anyone who missed my last post.
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If you wnat to check out the details on how I made this please head to the original blog post by CLICKING HERE.
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This reindeer really is so cute! I turned this tag into a card but it would be really fun to use this as a tag on a gift as well.
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Now before I go I want to show you a look at the full kit... it's got so much great stuff in it!

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Ok, that's all for today you guys! Make sure you check out the info below so that you can join our giveaway and keep on hopping along with us for more MMH kit inspiration!

Bye for now and have an awesome day!
Maria

GIVEWAY:
Hero Arts will give away ALL OF THE NOVEMBER ADD-ON PRODUCTS, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, November 7th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


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39 comments:

  1. Wonderful use of the dots & stripes. Cupful of cheer with Candy cane.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  2. These are so so very adorable!

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  3. Love the cards and the idea of making a treat box with cider or hot chocolate in it!

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  4. Hi Maria, Thanks for your great inspiration! Loads of new products to play with.

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  5. Love your bright and cheerful cards!

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  6. Love your cards! I love the inspiration!

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  7. The no peeking card is adorable. It makes a perfect card for my grandchildren. Love it.

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  8. No peeking is just the cutest thing ever!

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  9. your cards are awesome ,really love the elf in the box!!!!

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  10. Love your cards! So cute! Can’t wait to get my kit so I can make some stuff!

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  11. fabulous cards - LOVE the no peeking card:)

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  12. Just darling! LOVE the little elf one!

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  13. Everyone does the same characters with their own take. they are beautiful.

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  14. Marisela Delgado said: Girl, that reindeer is so cute! Great colors, by the way. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  15. Darling projects. I love the little elf peek into the packages.

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  16. such awesome projects Maria, each one so unique and I love the middle one with the lime green background, what a cool color combo

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  17. I love all your projects, especially the glow behind the elf and packages. The hot chocolate/apple cider packet gift box was also great. Thanks for explaining how you made your projects, they look so fun.

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  18. This kit and your cards are so super cute 😍😍😍

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  19. Your cheery colors are very cute. I really like the die cuts, too.

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  20. Great projects ! The box is a great idea. And the reindeer is adorable.

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  21. Fun cards and tag! I love the idea of the elf hiding behind the packages.

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  22. Oh my gosh, your projects are super cute! I love the twine on the gifts!

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  23. Wonderful holiday projects! I really love the coffee mug.

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  24. Your project are holiday perfection!

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  25. Great tags and cards! I love the shading on the deer.

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  26. I’m loving your projects! I love the idea of the cards with different kinds of beverages enclosed in them. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. The bright greens you used in the first two card projects are just phenomenal. I love how cheery it makes them!

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  28. Oh, adorable! I love the reindeer tag card. What a great idea.

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  29. Thanks for sharing all of the beautiful inspiration!

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  30. Adorable cards! Thanks so much for sharing…

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  31. Your cards and tag designs are amazing!! I lvoe them all but my favourite is the first 'No Peeking" card!!! Clever!! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring. Stay safe!! :)

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  32. These are just adorable! I love the card with the cider packet inside! Fun idea!

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  33. So cute. Love the no peeking card. A winner.

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  34. I love your No peeking card tag it’s so cute. What a wonderful idea your tags are really adorable and I love the reindeer one too! What an awesome job ! thanks for sharing happy holidays

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