Monday, November 7, 2022

Hero Arts {My Monthly Hero Kit} November 2022 Blog Hop

Hello friends! I'm thrilled and honored to be participating in the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop! I've had so much fun working on these fun Christmas projects using this amazing new KIT!  I'm afraid to admit that this is DEFINITELY going to be one of those go-to kits to pull out year after year for all sorts of projects! I mentioned in my last post that I haven't made a SINGLE holiday tag this year! What???? Anyway, this is the perfect kit to pull out, get cozy, and craft the day away! 

Hero Arts will be giving away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, November 13th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

My project for today is one of my favorite gift packaging ideas that I've used for a few years now. I knew that the tag die and coordinating dies would be the perfect thing to accent these cute gift pouches! I went for a vintage Christmas feeling; something I love, but don't get a chance to do a lot of the time! I die cut EVERYTHING 4 times out of heavy weight white cardstock and then colored them using Distress Oxide inks and finger sponge daubers. I still have a BUNCH of die cuts left for many more projects!

I used pattern paper as the backdrop for each of the three tags, using small enough prints so that the scenes wouldn't be too busy. I absolutely adore the beautiful greenery dies that are included in this collection; just perfect to frame each tag and tuck here and there. I chose yellowish greens for all of the trees and foliage, but then added the bluish Pine Needles ink to make them come alive. I know I always say it, but I absolutely LOVE taking white die cuts and coloring them with ink to bring them to life!

The gift pouches are created by cutting a piece of cardstock measuring 4 by 11. I scored it at the 5.5 inch mark and folded it in half. I cut a piece of pattern paper measuring 4 by 5 1/2 inches and added a bit of adhesive to hold it in place. I didn't add too much because I used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges to keep it secure. As I mentioned earlier, I've made these for a few years now and the machine stitching makes it so  you can stuff these full of gifts and treats and it doesn't rip!

I did use a circle punch to add a little curved notch so that the recipient can put their hand down inside to retrieve their goodies easily. You could use a die and add notches on both sides, but I opted for just the front.

 I added this BEFORE I stitched it together so I could get the circle punch where it needs to be! I added some different piece of paper down the center of two of the pouches for added detail and interest. I was so in love with the Go home for the Holidays paper that I didn't want to cover it up at all!

I made three tags to coordinate with each of the 3 pouches. I tied some big ribbon around each pouch and then added the tag using a bit of twine.  Before I added the tags, though, I added some white paint splatter for a snowy look and some glitter, of course! I like to fill my pouches up with a Utah Truffle (mint, raspberry, etc.), a lip gloss and hand lotion from Bath and Body works, maybe a gift card (depending on the recipient), and a traditional red-striped candy cane poking out the top!

These are so much fun to make and the darling tags really make the whole project pop!! I can't wait to gift these to friends and family this year! Thanks for fluttering by!

Hero Arts Blog

Channin Pelletier

Dana Joy

Daniel West

Emily Midgett

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Taylor

Libby Hickson

Lydia Fieldler

Michelle Short

Mindy Eggen

Pocono Pam


Anna Mahtani

Jen Kray

Michelle Lupton

Jennifer Kotas

Kelly Lunceford (you are here)

Meg Brooks

Nichol Spohr

Rebecca Keppel


sharon g said...

I've never thought of using patterned paper for the sky. I LOVE it

Becky Green said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK, Kelly! You did a SUPER JOB on these little pouches & tags! They just make me SMILE! Off to check out the kit! LOL ;)<3

MadeByMeghanK said...

INCREDIBLE designs! I love the vintage feel and the papers!

Kathy Dumpert said...

Your tags look so vintage, pretty.

Jeanne Rice said...

Beautiful blending and love the different backgrounds.

Marie said...

Kelly, I love all the gift pouches and the beautiful decoration using the hero arts kit for nov 2022. Great job, and you make things so beautiful.

Dianne said...

Love your projects! What is the “Go home for the holidays” paper line?

GreeneGoddess said...

I love these! The patterned paper backgrounds are the perfect idea for these Old-Timey tags!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Your cards are amazing! I love the patterned paper on the backgrounds, so many beautiful details and dimension!

Connie said...

Fantastic to see you in the line-up, Kelly!
Love your spin on this months' kit!
You always have such wonderful paper to accent your projects!
Thanks for your wonderful inspiration.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The backgrounds complement the arrangement with colors & dimension.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Nancy Knapp said...

Wow!Your projects look great and fun! Thanks for sharing how you created the tags for the holidays!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous projects! I love the classic and rustic feel to your designs!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful details on your awesome tags! Love the scenes and the background papers! Fabulous colors!

bzyPTmom said...

What terrific tags! Perfect for gift giving and so detailed! I made special tags a couple of years ago, a different design/color scheme for each family member. We're big on recycle/reuse so they have been used each year.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous tags. Love the designs.
Thanks for sharing.

Debra N said...

I love everything you make. You have such creative vision!

Sue D said...

Love what you created!