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Christmas Card Prep Week 5- Hero Arts

Happy Friday! Now that you’ve feasted and are full, make yourself comfy and settle down for a long winter post!

This week I wanted to feature the cards I made using the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October kit. I’ll share a couple of cards from the MMH November kit, but as I’m still being inspired by the October kit, that will be the focus.

Let’s start off with the shaker cards! I think you may have seen one or two of these already, especially if you follow my Instagram.

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I shared this first card on a previous post here.

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On this card, I used the moon and clouds image from the MMH August kit, stamped in Altenew’s Jet Black ink, along with the mountains and Santa’s sleigh from the October kit. The mountains were colored with Wink of Stella, but you can’t see them with the glitter. The shaker pouches and frame are from MFT (Dome Shaker Window and Frame). I used the silver glitter paper from the October kit for the snow globe base, and the blue cardstock is MFT Sno Cone. The card base is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb. The sentiment on this card is from the MMH November kit, stamped in Jet Black ink. I finished the card with Lucy’s Cards Sparkling Bridal jewels.

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For this card, I used the train station and train from the kit, colored with Copic Markers. I tried to only add a little sequins to the shaker, but it still covers up the train when upright. I used MFT Kraft cardstock for the top layer, and MFT Wild Cherry for the card base. Sno Cone is the sky. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink, and heat embossed in white. Lucy’s Cards Cherry Jewels finish off the card. The red glitter paper was from Michael’s.

Next are a couple of cards I made with the elves in the kit. These guys are super cute, but super tiny. AND, they don’t have matching dies…

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This card features the Gift Box Cover up from MFT. I cut the image from white cardstock to give me the inner pieces with the stitch detail. Then I cut it from Kraft cardstock for the frame. The little images were stamped with Altenew’s Permanent Black ink and colored with a combination of Copic markers and gel pens. I adhered the images with scor-tape. The sentiment from the set was stamped in one of the boxes in Versamark ink and heat embossed with the silver powder included in the kit. By the way, this powder is amazing! It melts so smoothly.

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I went in a different style on this one. I used Lawn Fawn’s Say Cheese dies to cut out the polaroid shapes. I stamped the images on the inside squares with Permanent Black ink, and colored them with Copic markers and gel pens. There was no way I was going to cut those images out again, unless it was absolutely necessary.  I adhered the pictures to Sno Cone cardstock. The sentiments are from the kit, and stamped in Jet Black ink. The snowflakes around the images are from MFT’s Handwritten Holiday. They were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added some Lucy’s Cards Sparkling Bridal jewels. The card base is Neenah 110 lb.

I have a couple more cards I made with Santa’s Sleigh.

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I used the mountain die from the kit and cut it from the textured white paper from the kit to make a snow cap. I cut the same die from the glitter paper from the kit, then also cut the white textured paper again, so I could inlay the glitter. I used MFT’s Snow Drifts dies to cut out two snow hills, from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb. cardstock, and layered them on top of the mountains. I made a thick frame with the largest rectangle from Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles. These dies have the stitch detail on both sides of the cut line, so you get the stitches on the negative and positive pieces. I used Distress Oxide ink to blend a sky (this one is too dark, but as you can see below, my technique improved). I stamped the Santa and sleigh image with Versamark and used the silver embossing powder from the kit. The sentiment is also from the kit, stamped in Versamark and embossed with the kit’s powder. The card base is MFT Grout Gray.

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This was another card that floated around in my head for a while before I finally got it down on paper. I blended Distress Oxide ink in Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves. When I was done blending, I sprayed the panel with water, waited a couple of seconds, and then blotted. I also sprayed this panel with the white ink mist from the August kit. I used MFT’s Starry Circle to cut out the blended panel and set it aside. Then I cut some snow hills from Snow Drifts dies, adhered them together and cut them from the Starry Circle border die. Then I layered the snow hills on to the sky and adhered them together.

I added the house image I had previously colored and die cut. Then I stamped the Santa and sleigh image in Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I adhered the sleigh and house to the background. I colored in the white border on the sleigh die cut with a blue Copic marker, as well as the parts of the house that overlap the sky. This makes them blend into the background a bit more.

I layered the circle scene on a larger circle cut from MFT Silver Sparkle Paper, to give the card a little extra pizazz.

The sentiment is from the MMH November kit, and was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with silver powder from the October kit. These jewels are Lucy’s Cards Clear Iridescent. I finished off the card with a Gina K’s In The Navy card base.

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For these two cards I grabbed the Fancy Frame from the MMH August kit. I cut the frame from white glitter paper. The mountains are from Gina K’s Moonlit Fog cardstock, and I added the cap of snow just like above. I cut the trees from Gina K’s Christmas Pine cardstock. I didn’t use the whole strip that was cut, so I trimmed it and used the extra to fill in some spaces. The sky was made the same as above, with Distress Oxide ink, and one of the cards has the white spray from the August kit.  Santa and his sleigh was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I stamped the sentiments from the November kit on Lawn Fawn’s Black Licorice cardstock and heat embossed in white. I adhered the card panels to Chirstmas Pine card bases with fun foam.

These last couple of cards are scenes using the kit.

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For this card I created the square focal point with MFT’s Square Peek-aboo window. I cut the mountain die out of the white window, and again out of another window positive I cut from Sno Cone cardstock, so that I could inlay the mountains into the sky. I also cut the mountains from a Recollections sparkle paper that I blended Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink over. I inlaid my scene into the window, and then added the tree and reindeer from the kit. I stamped the sentiment from the kit with Versamark and embossed with the kit’s powder. The card base is Grout Gray.

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I used the same mountain inlay into the sky technique on this card, so that the card wouldn’t get really thick with all the layers. I blended Spruced Ice Distress Oxide ink onto Grout Gray cardstock and inlaid it with the Sno Cone sky. I die cut the trees from the kit with Christmas Pine cardstock and blended Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink at the top. The village die cut was used on Neenah cardstock. I stamped the Christmas tree, carolers and light pole from the set in Permanent Black ink and colored them with Copic markers and gel pens. I also stamped the sentiment from the kit in Jet Black ink.

I covered the top of the mountains with Nuvo Blizzard White drops and the rest of the mountains with clear Wink of Stella to add some shimmer. The card base is Neenah 110 lb.

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This card is similar to the one above. I used the tree die, cut from Christmas Pine cardstock, and the mountains are Moonlit Fog cardstock. I again cut the snow caps from the textured paper included in the kit, and inlaid them with the Moonlit Fog. I cut the snow banks from white glitter paper, and the sky was with Distress Oxide ink. I stamped the sentiment from the October kit with Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with Wow’s Hologram Sparkle Powder. The image of the sled and dogs was stamped in Permanent Black ink and colored with Copic markers. I adhered it to the card with foam tape. The card base is Neenah 110lb. cardstock.

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This card is a tiny bit different. I used a embossing folder with circles, to make snow. The mountains were again cut from Christmas Pine cardstock, and the snow banks from Neenah. The carolers, house and tree where stamped with Permanent ink and colored with Copic markers. Th sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with the silver from the kit. I used White Blizzard Glitter Nuvo drops to accent the circles from the embossing folder. The card base is Christmas Pine.

Whew! Thanks for sticking around this long! If you an hang out for a little bit longer, I have a couple of cards I made with the MMH November kit. I’ve been a bit busy with the October kit, so it’s not that many. But, I did want to share them with you.

These first cards are very similar. I stamped the ornament stamp three times on each card. The first card is Sno Cone cardstock with Silver Delicata ink.  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink and embossed in the October kit’s embossing powder. Then it was die cut with the die from the kit. I ran the edges of the sentiment through the Silver Delicata ink to accent the edges.  Neenah 110 lb. was used for the card base.

The second card has Neenah cardstock, Silver Delicata in the middle, and Altenew Sea Breeze (or Tuquoise, I can’t remember). I stamped the sentiment from the kit and die cut it with the circle from the kit. Then I die cut a bigger circle from my stash with silver glitter paper. The card base on this card is Sno Cone.

The last card is another Neenah panel, stamped with Ruby Red Delicata in the middle, and Gold Delicata on the ends. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with the silver powder from the October kit. I used MFT’s Fishtail Stitched sentiment dies for the sentiment, and cut one size bigger from gold glitter cardstock. Kraft cardstock makes up the card base.

For all three cards, I used the matching die to emboss the shape on each ornament. I’m not a big bow person, but when I finished the cards, they still needed something. I tried to add some ribbon, embossing floss, and eventually just drawing on the strings and bows. None of it really looked right, so I bought some ribbon and made bows. I don’t like the big blue bows, but they are needed to cover the mess I made :). I finished the cards with Lucy’s Cards Jewels and Gold Confetti Sequins.

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On this last card I stamped the star shape on watercolor paper in Versamark ink and embossed it with the Silver powder. Then I used the Gansai Tambi pearlescent watercolor to paint over the star. I stamped a sentiment from the November kit and embossed it with the same powder. The card base is Sno Cone, and I wrapped up the card with Lucy’s Cards Iridescent jewels. I think I’m going to repeat this with the tree and ornament shapes.

Thanks for sticking through all of that, and through my Christmas Prep series. I had a lot of fun making these cards and sharing them with you. This is my first year making my own cards, and when I sat down and made my list, I freaked out a little. It took some planning and some great kits to make it happen, but I finally did it! I knew I had to share my ideas with you, if it would help a fellow crafter get through their list.

Thanks again for stopping by! See you soon!

Nicole

 

 

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Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #15

Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Where did 2017 go?

I’m a little bummed, as I put my daughter Caitlin on an airplane on Monday, to spend Thanksgiving with her Dad. Their whole family is getting together, which does’t happen very often. I’m happy that she gets to spend time with that side of her family, but I miss her. In the past 19 years, this is only the 2nd Thanksgiving without her.

On the plus side, my son Daniel stayed home. That is another item with a good side and a bittersweet side. I wish he had a better relationship with his Father, but I can’t force it. He’s old enough to make his own choices. So, he and I will chill out over Thanksgiving. We’ve been talking about the food since last week :).

I have the option of going to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving, but I feel it in my bones that I want to stay home and build a fort with Danny, or something equally ridiculous. He’s 16, almost 17. He’s almost fully baked. I need to focus on him.

Anyway, the post title says something about a card challenge, so here we go!

I came across the Creativity Meets C9 Challenges on Jessica Frost-Ballas’ Instagram. And, of course, you all know how obsessed I am with Concord and 9th. To top it off, this challenge is Christmas or winter!

Here is my card:

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I stamped the large ornament image and the large sentiment from Concord and 9th’s Ornamental bundle on to watercolor paper and then heat embossed it in gold. I used the Gansai Tambi Pearlescent watercolor paints to fill in the image. I die cut the image and used foam tape to add the ornament to a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White panel, and then layered it on MFT’s Snow Cone card base.  I added a matching envelope stamped with the poinsettia image from the set. I finished the card with Nuvo Glitter drops in Ruby Slippers.

This design was one that was floating around in my head for a while. When I painted this panel, I made a bunch of other panels using the large sentiments from MFT’s Handwritten Holiday. Then my cat came by, and knocked my drink over to let me know she wanted me to stop crafting… The juice got on several of the panels, and made the colors run. I tried to save the one by die cutting it instead. I think its ok, but the perfectionist in me is struggling with it. But, the more I tried to fix the other panels, the worse they got. So, I’m going to let this go.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nicole

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MFT Sketch Challenge 359

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Today is the start of vacation for me, from my day job. It hasn’t sunk in yet, but I’m sure it will by the time I have to go back!

This week the sketch was pretty simple.

So simple, I guess I felt I had to switch it up a bit 🙂

Here is my card, with the brand new New Best Friend stamp set

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I stamped the little girl with a puppy in Altenew’s Permanent ink and colored with Copic markers (been a little while since I got the markers out). I die cut the image with the matching die and set it aside.

I had the square frame already cut out in MFT’s Silver Sparkle cardstock. I tried the square in the traditional position, but it seemed plain, so I turned it. Then I decided to blend some Distress Oxide in Broken China where the diamond would be. Since I didn’t mask the area, it didn’t go well. Then I decided to mask of a strip across the panel. I probably could have turned the square back around after I added the ink, but I liked the different shape!

I adhered the diamond with foam tape. Then I layered the little girl over the diamond and used foam tape where it didn’t overlap the diamond.

I used MFT Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips for the sentiment. I like to use the smallest one, and layer it in glitter paper with the next size up. I did that here, but then it was too big to really fit over the girl. I trimmed it down a bit, to make it fit better. I added some Silver Confetti sequins to finish the card. The card base is MFT Snow Cone. As you can see, I added a matching envelope with a puppy from the kit, stamped in Altenew’s Jet Black ink.

I was brimming over with Christmas ideas this weekend, and decided to save time and use this card for the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge as well. The challenge this week is Furry Friends, using Newton’s Nook products. I do have a Newton’s Nook set, but it’s golf themed and really for Father’s Day or masculine cards. Even though the image is a bear, I just wasn’t feeling it (no Christmas potential lol). I’m going to use this card for the SSS challenge instead.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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Christmas Card Prep Week 4-CZ Designs Coolest Yulest

Happy Friday! I am especially excited for THIS Friday, as it is the start of a week of vacation!!!

This week I want to share with you the cards I made using CZ Design’s Coolest Yulest stamps and dies, along with the Hos die set. This set is only available from Simon Says Stamps.

When I first saw this set back in September, I had a lot of plans for it. But, then I got my hands on other sets and kept putting this set off. I think it would be good for mass producing, with the die cut images. However, I had so many other “mass produced,” cards that I stuck to single cards with this set.

First off are the cards I made with the Hos dies (it’s a lot of fun typing that).

Confession: Red is my favorite color. Red glitter is my core. I used a lot of it here.

The first card features a rectangle Kraft panel, stamped with Concord and 9th’s Triangle Turnabout using Candied Apple and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink. I covered the triangle panel with vellum, and then added one large and 2 small Hos, cut out from Dollar Store red glitter paper. I finished it off with Lucy’s Cards Cherry Jewels. All of the red card bases above are MFT’s Wild Cherry. The Kraft is also from MFT.

The second card is one large, and 2 small Hos, cut out from a Neenah Solar White panel, with the same Dollar Store red glitter paper under it. I also used the same Lucy’s Cards Jewels.

On the next card I cut out 2 of the large Hos from a Neenah Solar White panel, this time with lime green glitter paper from the same Dollar store set beneath it. I then cut out the third large Ho from red glitter paper I got from Michaels. The red Ho was layered with white die cuts to give it dimension. I used the Cherry Jewels as well as Lime Green jewels. The “Merry Christmas,” is from Lawn Fawn’s Frosty Friends.

Last we have another panel with a Concord and 9th Turnabout (this time the Sprinkle Turnabout). I used Candied Apple and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink, and one stamp with Versamark and gold embossing powder. I cut three of the small Hos from the red glitter paper from Michaels, and layered it on white cardstock to give it dimension. The jewels on this card are from the Lucy’s Cards Disco Mix, and the trees are from the Coolest Yulest stamp set, embossed in gold.

All of the cards above were adhered to the card bases with fun foam.

Next I would like to share the cards I made with the ornament images from the Coolest Yulest set. As you can see, these ornaments are very versatile. You could make a fun card, or an elegant card.

For the first card, I stamped the three ornament images with Versamark ink, and then heat embossed in gold. I die cut Altenew’s Our Family Framed frame from gold glitter paper from Michaels.  I tied gold cross stitch floss to the top of each ornament and stuck the floss to the back of the frame. I added the frame to the card panel with foam tape. Then I added foam tape to the back of the ornaments. The sentiment is from the same set. The card base is MFT Kraft.

The next card uses MFT’s Diagonal Stripe Cover Up, die cut from paper blended with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink and sprayed with water (I saved the cut out slivers for another card seen below). I did the same thing with the gold floss and gold heat embossed ornaments. I inlaid white card stock in the Diagonal Cover Up. The “Merry,” is from Concord and 9th (a free with purchase die) and was cut from gold glitter paper from a DCWV Stack. The “Christmas,” is from the CZ Designs set. The card base is Neenah Solar White.

This last card was described on my post about Concord and 9th’s Joy set.

Last, I have the cards I made with the trees and reindeer from the Coolest Yulest set.

You will recognize several of these cards as I’ve shared them on post from earlier on in this series. I will describe the first two as they are new.

Altenew’s Our Family Framed Frame was used again (I think you’ll be seeing a lot of this frame from me, its gorgeous). For this card, I was trying to do a letterpress effect, dry embossing the frame with gold ink on it. The ink wasn’t distributed evenly,  which meant that half the frame impression didn’t have ink. I tried to even it up with a gel pen, which of course just made it worse. After I screwed that up, my only option was to try to cover it with a die cut, this one cut from gold foil paper from DCWV. You can still see some of the ink peaking through, but it’s not as horrible as my attempt to “fix it.” The “Merry Christmas,” is from the stamp set, as are the reindeer. The reindeer were stamped with Versamark and embossed in gold, then adhered to the card with foam tape. “Christmas,” was stamped in Altenew’s Ruby Red. I finished the card with Lucy’s Cards Cherry Jewels. The card base is MFT Wild Cherry.

The second card is where I used the slivers I saved from the MFT Diagonal Stripe Cover up, inlaid in white.  The “Merry Christmas,” and tree were stamped from the set, with “Christmas,” in Gina K Designs Christmas Pine ink. I added Lucy’s Cards Cherry Jewels to the tree as ornaments.

I had a lot of fun with this set, even if I didn’t get to mass produce them. It’s a different style from my other Christmas sets, and has a more simple, streamlined style. I recommend checking it out.

Thanks for sticking through another long post. Next week I’ll be sharing what I made with Hero Art’s October kit. This is another set that I didn’t really mass produce, but I did make a lot of cards. After that I plan on sharing one more post, with the Hero Arts November kit, which screams mass production.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

 

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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 16

Welcome back! I’m participating in challenge 16 over at the Lawn Fawnatics challenge blog. Challenge 16 is to use the oldest Lawn Fawn set you have.

For me, the oldest Lawn Fawn set I have is “Hats Off To You.” I picked this set up for the graduation cap, and it’s from 2010. I could have used one of the hats on a critter from another Lawn Fawn set, but I decided to use the Santa hat by itself instead.

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I cut a circle out of the card panel with nesting circles (Simon Says Stamps’ Stitched Circles). These circles have stitches on both sides of the cut line. I used 2 sizes, so that I could cut out a circle and a “trench,” around it. I stamped the Santa hat in the center of the circle and colored it with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Frosty Friends.

I added some red glitter paper from Michael’s to the back of the panel with foam tape, and adhered it all to a MFT Wild Cherry card base. I finished off the card with Ruby Slippers Glitter drops and some Simply White Crystal Nuvo drops on the hat. I think the glitter drops are a little awkward, but overall I like how the card turned out. I wanted the focus to be on the hat, and to be simple.

In case you are wondering what I made for the Simon Say’s Stamps Wednesday Challenge, please check out my Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

Kit Unboxing · New Products · New to Me

Hero Arts November 2017 Kit-Unboxing

Welcome back! I wanted to write a quick post to share the new My Monthly Hero kit with you! This kit is full to the brim with Christmas goodness, especially if you like to make tags!

This is what is included in the kit (sorry, it’s sold out).

►6×8 Clear Set
►4 Tag Dies
►4 Shape Dies
►60 Assorted Gift Tags (ornament, star, tree & snow flake: colored, Kraft, white)
►10 yards of red & white baker’s twine
►2 Delicata Ink Cubes (Golden Glitz + Celestial Copper)

And here is the box!

And some close-ups of the items:

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Theses are the dies included in the kit. The large star, snowflake, tree and ornament all have holes at the top of the dies, so you can cut out tags. The smaller images are perfect for the sentiments.

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The kit comes with several pre cut tags, in different colors.

The stamp set includes a ton of great winter sentiments! Makes me glad I was lazy and procrastinated stamping messages on the inside of most of my Christmas cards! Now I have so many more choices!

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I love the “Merry Christhanukwanzivus!” I think “Happy Winter,” and “Warmest Wishes,” are great too, perfect for non-holiday winter cards. “Happy Everything,” is a great year round sentiment.

Not only are their lots of great sentiments, but also the same sentiments but in different fonts and styles (more on that below). The kit also includes “to:” and “from:” stamps as well, which are perfect for making tags!

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I’ll be making my own gift tags this year, as well as tags for co-workers (I made the mistake of showing them this kit lol).

I was really excited about the ink cubes in this month’s kit.

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The Delicata ink is a beautiful metallic pigment ink. It’s not meant for embossing, but rather to stamp on its own. Check out the shimmer you get from the gold!

 

I was so excited about this ink that I ordered cubes in Ruby Red and Silver too. I can’t wait to play with them, especially with these intricate patterned stamps.

Hero Arts always packages there kits with ribbon. This month they used twine, and included some in the kit as well.

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The red and white twine was included in the kit, and the green and white was the packaging. These will be great as a finishing touch on the tags.

In addition to my normal unboxing, I wanted to take a few minutes to point out some things I noticed about the kit (besides the really cool ink).

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The different styles of sentiments fit perfectly in the different die cut shapes. Here are a couple of pairings that hit me right off the bat. I thought that little circle would be too small for any sentiments, but I was wrong. The smaller scripted “cheer, Peace & Love, Enjoy, Peace and For you,” sentiments fit in the circle.

The “Love,” stamp that I have in the large ornament die fits in the small oval, just like the “Joy,” stamp. The other stamps with that font fit in the rectangle die

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And, the longer sentiments like “Happy Everything,” and “Merriest Wishes,” fit into the rectangle shape. They fit nicely on the tags too!

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I will admit, I wasn’t really feeling this kit at first. I’m not a big tag person. Once I got this kit in my hands, that all changed. I couldn’t sleep last night because I kept thinking about all the things I could do with it. I have some pretty cool card ideas I can tackle this weekend. I would have made something tonight, but, I lent the kit to my co-worker (Tina) so that I would write this blog post and not procrastinate again. A different co-worker decided we were going to  make cards for my boss to hand out for the Holidays. Tina lugged her die cutting machine to the office so we could use it during our lunch breaks the last two days (I brought mine in as well). As a way of saying “thanks,” I let Tina have the first shot at the MMH kit. She’s my only real life crafty friend. Even though our styles are different, it’s fun to share crafting with someone.

Anyway, that is the November My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts! If you aren’t already a subscriber, I highly recommend it. It really is a great price for everything you get ($34.99 for all this). If you subscribe, your guaranteed to get a kit, and they sell out quickly otherwise! Even the kits that I wouldn’t necessarily buy if it wasn’t part of the subscription, I still get my moneys worth with all the accessories. And, honestly, the kits do grow on me, just like this one did. You also are exposed to new products you might not have picked up on your own. In this case the Delicata ink. And if you read the previous blog post, you know how much I love the ink mist from the Celestial kit!

Stay tuned to the blog for an upcoming post with projects made using this kit. I can’t wait to play with it, once (if lol) I get it back. Keep an eye on my Instagram as well, you might get a peek at the cards there before they make it to the blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

 

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MFT Sketch Challenge 358

Happy Monday. Today I would like to share with you the card I made for this week’s MFT Sketch challenge. I really liked the sketch this week, especially since it gave me a chance to use that new Mesmerizing Mandala die.

Here is the sketch:

And, here is my card:

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As I mentioned, I used the Mandala die, with some glitter paper from Michael’s. I layered it on top of 3 layers of Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110 lbs paper. I stamped “Joyful,” from Handwritten Holiday in MFT’s Sno-Cone ink, and added Sparkling Bridal Jewels. The card base is MFT’s Sno Cone.

It was a pretty simple card to put together and with the exception of gluing the layers together, went quickly. This Mandala die will be gracing a lot of the remainder of my Christmas cards as it’s so easy to use. I will share a post of the cards I make at the end of my Christmas series, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

Nicole