1 November 2021

Hero Arts | November 2021 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit and add-on products. This month is all about Christmas and the holidays and as I shared in my countdown post, the main kit features lots of adorable characters. I am sharing the other two characters today, plus a card using one of the add-on products. We are celebrating the release with a fun blog hop, more information on that below. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


My first two projects feature the Hero Arts November 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit. Today I am sharing how you can easily add the tags on to cards but as you can see, I kept Santa as a tag on his own too. 


For the reindeer, I started off by die cutting the different layers to create his face. I used Sand and Chestnut Cardstock, as well as Peony for his ears. I cut apart the different sections (like the inside of his ears) and added the colours on top with Precision Glue


His scarf was cut from red cardstock (from last month's kit) and the I stamped the polka dot pattern from the kit stamp set on top with Unicorn Pigment Ink. When adhering his ears and antlers, I added the piece lower so that the tag hole was behind the head. You would never know that he was meant to be a tag! His eyes were cut from Pitch Black Cardstock with Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen added on top. His nose cut from red and Sparkle Clear Lacquer Pen added on top. 


He was added to a white tag cut cut using the Tag Infinity Dies. The sentiment from the stamp set was stamped on to Pitch Black Cardstock with Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the tag, along with the reindeer, with thin foam tape. The tag was then added to a Cranberry A2 card base (with scoring lines on) using more thin foam tape. 


Next up, Santa was cut from Antique Ivory Cardstock for his face, Dove White for his moustache and beard, Peony for his nose and Cranberry for his hat. I also cut his hat from the white glitter paper that you get in the kit and cut the bits off and added them to the red hat. 


His eyes were cut from Pitch Black Cardstock with Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen added on top. I then added the twine that comes in the kit through the top of the tag. I have to admit that I didn't finish off the back of this tag. You could do though by cutting a simple shape or by cutting the elements from white cardstock and placing them on the back. 


My next project uses the Merry Poinsettia Bunch Stamp Set along with the Frame Cuts, which are add-ons this month. I stamped the poinsettia image on to white cardstock with Intens-ified Black Ink. I coloured the image with Copic Markers and then die cut it using the Merry Poinsettia Bunch Frame Cuts


I took a Cherry A2 card base and using Ink Blending Brushes, blended on Red Royal Ink at the top. I then scored horizontal lines on to it using a score board and bone folder and splattered on Gold Glimmer Metallic Ink and set it aside to dry. I stamped the sentiment from the set on to Pitch Black Cardstock using Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink


I applied White Embossing Powder and heat set. They were cut in to a strips. I added the poinsettia piece on to the panel with foam tape (cutting the excess off) and then added the sentiments on top. To finish off, I added a few Poinsettia Sequins

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



THE KIT:


November is here and the holiday season is upon us! With our November My Monthly Hero Kit, we have everything you need to create adorable handmade tags and/or gift toppers for all of your Christmas gift-giving. The dies in this kit are equally great for cards, scrapbook pages and even felt ornaments! We've included a stamp set with patterns to decorate the tag pieces, and plenty of holiday-themed messages, too. To round out the kit, we've included cardstock and glitter paper for die cutting your characters. White Puff Embossing Powder is fun for adding some dimensional texture, and our Lacquer Pen adds dimensional shine. And last but not least, there's festive red & white twine for embellishing, or attaching your tags to gifts.

The kit is valued at $70 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate without taxes and shipping).  The kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers get a discount off shipping too! Kits begin shipping on 5th November 2021.

ADD-ONS:

There are lots of add-on products released each month too. These work alongside the kit or can be used separately. They are not limited edition and can be purchased when you buy your kit, separately from the Hero store or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:


BLOG HOP:

As mentioned, this post is part of  a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Maria. Next on the hop is the fabulous Mindy. If you get lost along the way or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog.

GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away all of the November 2021 Add-On products drawn from all of the comments left across all of the stops on the hop. Leave a comment by 7th November 2021 at 11.59pm PT and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog. Good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful time on the rest of the hop and a fabulous day/evening. Take care!

40 comments:

  1. Red looks great. Sparkle on Rudolph's nose is a nice added touch.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  2. Great ideas, Michelle! Love the use of traditional red, the dotted scarf, and frosty nose. thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  3. Rudolph has a sparkly nose, I love it!

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  4. Awesome cards - so clean looking!

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  5. I really like your bright and cheerful cards. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  6. Love these!! Cute ideas!
    Carmen
    cshhartt@gmail.com

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  7. Love what you made. Such a cute set! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. While I love Poinsettias, they seem to be very popular for Christmas cards this year, so my eye was immediately drawn to the Reindeer card. Not done any paper piecing for a while, and glad it's making a come back. Loved how you used these dies.

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  9. Love that reindeer tag/card. His polka dot scarf is adorable!

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  10. love love ur cards!! that red really pops them!!!

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  11. wow Michelle, your projects are so cute - thanks for sharing your ideas

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  12. Love all the cards and tags you made with the kit. Beautiful, Michelle!

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  13. I love these dies! TOO CUTE! Love the Santa the most! The reindeer is darling

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  14. love these dies they are awesome and your reindeer card so cute

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  15. Love your reindeer and the poinsettias.

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  16. Such cute tags and card. Love this kit

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  17. Awesome projects. Love the reindeer. Thanks for the great details and inspiration.

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  18. I absolutely love your tag and the card with the tag on it Michelle! The characters from the kit are fabulous and I adore your Christmassy vibe with them. I didn't think to get my sparkle laquer pen out, but it looks gorgeous on the reindeer's nose! The poinsettia is so beautiful, what a lovely design with it cascading down from the corner. I can't wait to use mine! xx

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  19. Wonderful tag and cards, I'm looking forward to this kit. Thanks for sharing how you made your projects.

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  20. Absolutely adorable cards. Love them 😍😁😍

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  21. The reindeer's sparkly nose it a cute touch. I really like these dies!

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  22. What a dapper little reindeer with his sweet polka dotted scarf !!

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  23. Your reindeer is the cutest! Love your tags and card!

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  24. What cute projects! I love the red backgrounds- so festive!

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  25. Wonderful holiday cards! The reindeer is my favorite.

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  26. Great cards/tags! I love the sparkly nose on the deer!

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  27. Love Rudy and his sparkly nose!

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  28. These are so cute! I really like the lawyer pen for the eyes, it really makes them pop! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. I love the inlay look of your Santa! Too cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. Beautiful inspiration! Thanks for sharing:)

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  31. Adorable cards and tag.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Gorgeous card and adorable tags…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Your cards and tags are so adorable!! Love the wonderful red backgrounds!! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring. Stay safe!! :)

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  34. Love the Santa and reindeer.... cute as can be! And the poinsettia card is beautiful!

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  35. Very cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  36. Just love how you use the tags to make ornaments tags and card such great ideas and so adorable. The poinsettia card is one of my favorites and I just love it! so beautiful great job, thank you for sharing

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