Hero Arts Monthly Kit: Advent Calendar

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp blog.

Today we are part of the My Monthly Hero Blog Hop, celebrating the new November kit from Hero Arts.

I’ve played with the add-ons that are available in the Simon Says Stamp store to create an advent calendar… not a typical calendar, but one with hanging gifts.

Shari Carroll Hero Advent 1
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I’ve used the Number It Stamp and Cut set (DC201) to create the count down days (white embossed) and placed them onto different die cut tags from the DC200 Little Messages Stamp & Cut set.

Shari Carroll Hero Advent 2

I’ve mixed pattern papers of red, kraft, teal and white for a nice variety of color and tied each of my gifts to the hanger with coordinating twine and cord.

Shari Carroll Hero Advent 3

I have put together a video showing an up-close look at some of my tags and gift bags. You can watch it below or on our YouTube Channel.

The add-on portions of the My Monthly Hero Kit CM122 Mini ChristmasDC200 Little Messages Stamp & CutDC201 Number It Stamp & CutSA087 Holiday Words Stencil are available for purchase in the Simon Says Stamp store.  You can purchase the kit at Hero Arts by clicking here.

cm122 dc200 dc201 sa087

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, November 13 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week. Be sure to leave a comment on each stop for a chance to win!

Blog Hop List

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Ilina Crouse
Laura Bassen
Heather Ruwe
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Shari Carroll at Simon Says Stamp
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson’s CLASSroom
Libby Hickson


  1. Such an awesome idea for an advent calendar! I love it!! Seeing the bags hanging there throughout the month and dwindling down each day till there is only one left is so awesome!1 Definitely making one for my granddaughter! She is going to love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I love advent calendars! And yours has got to be my most favorite. I’ve always been a fan of something that is so very different, which this is. It’s just
    fun and gorgeous!

  3. I love this idea for an advent calendar. I am new to all of this, but really feel like I could use so many of your ideas! Thanks for this opportunity!

  4. I love this advent calendar, never have made one, but that might change, this is such a wonderful way to do one. Super! Love it.

  5. I just love the fonts used on the Number It Stamp and Cut set as well as the Little Messages stamp set – everything is full of awesomeness!

  6. Wow, that is a very unique idea for an advent calendar. Very cool, definitely thinking outside the box. I like all the little tags and embellishments added to the various bags and tags.

  7. I love your take on an Advent Calendar!! You always think outside the box on the projects you do and this is just an awesome idea and the kit from Hero Arts is just a great kit to do that with!! Loving the kit this month from Hero Arts, there are so many things you can do with it, including the Advent Calendar. Great job to both Hero Arts and Shari Carroll!!

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