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February My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Channin Pelletier February 01, 2020 292 Comments

Hello and welcome back to the countdown! The February My Monthly Hero Kit releases on Monday, February 3 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Our Creative Team will be here throughout the weekend sharing peeks. Now let's join Channin for another look at this pretty and versatile kit!

Hello friends! Welcome to today’s countdown to the next My Monthly Hero kit!! I’m so excited about this month’s theme!! I feel like I’m always in need of birthday cards and this kit makes boosting my stash quick and easy. Also I’m blown with the kit’s versatility! I was able to create several different cards with looks ranging from classy to fun and I can’t wait to share them all with you very soon!!

First, I die cut the cake out of Dove White and Peony cardstock. I then fussy cut the pink cake away from its stand and the candles from the white cake. I then adhered the pink cake onto the white and then the white candles on top of the pink. Next, I Copic colored the diecuts (cake: R00 R20, R32, R22; platter/candles: BG10 & G00; flames: Y00 & YR04). 

Once I finished the cake I moved onto my background. First, I stamped the sentiment in Cotton Candy ink onto the front of an A2 top-folding Dove White card base. I then stamped the sentiment once more but this time in embossing ink and then heat embossed it in clear. Next I stamped the large background stamp included in the kit in Soft Pool ink onto the card front. Because I clear embossed the sentiment, it remained pink and visible even though I stamped the background directly on top of it.

I then wiped off any residual ink from the sentiment with a paper towel and finished my card by adhering the cake with foam tape. 

I hope you enjoyed my card! Thank so much for stopping by!

Win a kit before you can buy it! Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post! We’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, February 3, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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100 Responses

Tabitha Ruby
Tabitha Ruby

February 09, 2020

Such a cute card❤️

Elaine H.
Elaine H.

February 03, 2020

This is really, really cute!

SueB
SueB

February 03, 2020

Love this card! Pink birthday cakes are a tradition in our family.

Machele Evans
Machele Evans

February 03, 2020

Love the definition on the cake with the icing. Flowers create a nice background.

Christy Wagner
Christy Wagner

February 03, 2020

Really love the background stamp. It’s now on my must-have list!

Barbara
Barbara

February 03, 2020

Love the Card! My grandkids would love to help make this for their Mom.

Christi
Christi

February 03, 2020

Great sneak peaks. Can’t wait to see what the kit contains

Nora McGinn
Nora McGinn

February 03, 2020

Love this card!

Charly
Charly

February 03, 2020

Beautiful card! This looks like a very fun kit.

Gail Fort
Gail Fort

February 03, 2020

So, so pretty!

Toni F
Toni F

February 03, 2020

Love that a large cake is included. Great job on the cake idea.

Stephanie Zilmer
Stephanie Zilmer

February 03, 2020

A lovely cake that is showcased on your card :)

Patsy Armstead
Patsy Armstead

February 03, 2020

That cake looks good enough to eat LOL

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo

February 03, 2020

WOW! That cake is in the kit? Awesome card and such a great die! If you remove the candles and add some florals on top it could double as a weddingcake too!! :)

Cassie
Cassie

February 03, 2020

This is going to be such a lovely kit.

tina z.
tina z.

February 03, 2020

stunning cake!

Karen L K
Karen L K

February 03, 2020

What a nice looking card! I like how you pieced the two die cut cakes together to get the look you wanted.

Ann K.
Ann K.

February 03, 2020

Looking forward to the dies with this release!

Joyce  Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

February 03, 2020

Great birthday card.

Anne ODonnell
Anne ODonnell

February 03, 2020

Such a pretty card. I love how the cake was created

Vikki H
Vikki H

February 03, 2020

Oh this is adorable!

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

February 03, 2020

Super cute!!

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

February 03, 2020

Your card is gorgeous!! This is the kind of card that I would want to make and give over and over again!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

February 03, 2020

Such a wonderful card – that cake looks amazing!

Susan Prisbrey
Susan Prisbrey

February 03, 2020

This card is lovely. The background stamp is so fun! I love how you created the cake, stand, frosting and candles!

Jen Petersen
Jen Petersen

February 03, 2020

Hooray for birthday’s! What a great kit and card!

Mary K. Buxbaum
Mary K. Buxbaum

February 03, 2020

A perfect birthday cake! Lots of possibilities.

Margaret T.
Margaret T.

February 02, 2020

Always a great choice of birthday subject matter…CAKE!

Susan Thompson
Susan Thompson

February 02, 2020

I am so thrilled to see this set when it is unvieled !

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

February 02, 2020

What a fun birthday card. The pale blue background really works well with a beautiful pink vibrant cake!

Susan Thompson
Susan Thompson

February 02, 2020

This is a very great set! I have learned so much from the illustrations.

Judy Inukai
Judy Inukai

February 02, 2020

Your cake looks so yummy. Thanks for including the Copics you used to frost it.

Louise R.
Louise R.

February 02, 2020

Another great card. Can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

February 02, 2020

Such a cute card! I love how festive it is and the lovely cake!

Becky Hackett-Leas
Becky Hackett-Leas

February 02, 2020

Birthday cards are always needed. I’m excited to see the entire release tomorrow.

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

February 02, 2020

So excited to see this months Kit. Yippiee

Beverly LoPinto
Beverly LoPinto

February 02, 2020

Love this die! The background is perfect for it💖

Barbara Drake
Barbara Drake

February 02, 2020

Making birthday cards are my favorite ones to make and I love doing ones with cake and candles! This set looks super cool right up my alley!

PHYLLIS
PHYLLIS

February 02, 2020

Great looking card! The cake really “pops”!

Laura
Laura

February 02, 2020

Love the background stamp.

Marlene Twilley
Marlene Twilley

February 02, 2020

What a pretty cake. I might make it out to be a chocolate cake.

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

February 02, 2020

Very pretty card!

Nancy K
Nancy K

February 02, 2020

Love the pink cake. It really pops!

Katie Coggins
Katie Coggins

February 02, 2020

So cute. Love the impact of the large cake

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

February 02, 2020

Such a lovely card!

Shannon
Shannon

February 02, 2020

So pretty! I can’t wait for the rest of the kit.

 MandaLJ
MandaLJ

February 02, 2020

What a beautiful card! I love the size of the cake, and the background stamp is wonderful.

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

February 02, 2020

Lovely card 💖 I especially love the cake.Thanks for the great idea! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Kaylene
Kaylene

February 02, 2020

Such a pretty card. I’m loving what I’m seeing with this kit. So many possibilities.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

February 02, 2020

Great way to keep the sentiment clean. Thanks for the tip, it is really a cut card.

Amy Saxon
Amy Saxon

February 02, 2020

Beautiful and soft colors, I love this look. I’m enjoying all the floral images in this kit 😊

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

February 02, 2020

Such a yummy looking cake!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

February 02, 2020

Pretty cake and background.

Melissa Leftrick
Melissa Leftrick

February 02, 2020

What a fun card! Love it.

Janet Swanlady21
Janet Swanlady21

February 02, 2020

Love the cake with the festive background!

Terri Bruin
Terri Bruin

February 02, 2020

Very cute card

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

February 02, 2020

I am more and more curious about what this kit looks like with ever card that pops up.. so exciting!

Miriam
Miriam

February 02, 2020

Thanks for the great tip of fussy cutting the die cut — that adds great dimension!

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

February 02, 2020

What a gorgeous cake, and the background is so fun!

Viveca V.
Viveca V.

February 02, 2020

Love how the background stamp and how it works well with the focal point- a delicious-looking die-cut cake!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

February 02, 2020

Lovely

Vicki Beer
Vicki Beer

February 02, 2020

Super cute background! The peony really pops off the card with the pool subtle highlights behind the cake. Love this!

Cyndee
Cyndee

February 02, 2020

I like how the icing swirls seem to be cut into the cake. Coloring with the markers was the perfect touch to make it seem like real colored icing. The background set seems to frame the cake beautifully. This looks like it will be a really nice kit.

Laurelle
Laurelle

February 02, 2020

Love the soft background with the big bold cake – lovely.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

February 02, 2020

Pretty card, love the background stamp. Great job!

Heidi Rees
Heidi Rees

February 02, 2020

What a great card! I love how you created the background!

Sue D
Sue D

February 02, 2020

I like the background for this pretty cake.

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

February 02, 2020

This background stamp looks amazing!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

February 02, 2020

I love how the fussy cuts and special coloring adds so much interest to the cake!

Lynn Gauthier
Lynn Gauthier

February 02, 2020

Love your card and coloring. What a versatile background stamp and individual dies. Well done!!!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

February 02, 2020

I love the way the background works with so many different looks. Thanks for sharing with me.

Florie Vega
Florie Vega

February 02, 2020

I love this kit because it’s versatile and I can’t wait to see the entire lit. This card could be either male or female. Love the peaceful colors on it.

Mary
Mary

February 02, 2020

Love the size of the cake. Great card.

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

February 02, 2020

Gorgeous cake and great size! Looks good enough to eat!

Marty Harris
Marty Harris

February 02, 2020

Now a cake! Looking forward to the full reveal since every “peek” has been great!

Crystal
Crystal

February 02, 2020

Such a cute card! I like the die cut details that show up on the cake…

Julia Grubel
Julia Grubel

February 02, 2020

I have recently discovered background stamps. I’m starting up my collection on the next. So far they only seem to be hero arts! :)

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

February 02, 2020

Interesting background stamp. Looks like lots of options in the kit to make a variety of styles.
Love it.

Joan
Joan

February 02, 2020

Love that background stamp! Hero Arts has done it again and can’t wait for the full reveal.

Joanne Travis
Joanne Travis

February 02, 2020

What a beautiful birthday celebration this card is! So clean and pretty.

Stephanie German
Stephanie German

February 02, 2020

Love that cake die. I’m really excited about this kit. Looks like it’s really versatile;so many different looks.

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

February 02, 2020

Cute cake. I really like the stamped background.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

February 02, 2020

Love the beautiful background. Darling cake and candles!

Paula Haller
Paula Haller

February 02, 2020

The limited color palette really makes for a pretty card. The soft color choice allows a full background from being busy.

Phoebe
Phoebe

February 02, 2020

Nice simple design.

Michele W
Michele W

February 02, 2020

Great card! Love that cake die! Adds great texture without being too fussy and will work well for masculine and feminine cards. Looking forward to seeing the full kit.

Mary g
Mary g

February 02, 2020

Nice idea to emboss the sentiment before stamping the background. It’s perfect.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

February 02, 2020

Beautiful — lovely color choices!

Tammy L Davis
Tammy L Davis

February 02, 2020

Beautiful card!

Laurie Brown
Laurie Brown

February 02, 2020

Yummy cake!! Love this card-so elegant!!!

Linda S.
Linda S.

February 02, 2020

I really like the large die cut birthday cake and how it fills up the front of the card. The background stamp adds just the perfect amount of detail to the kit. Looking forward to this kit release.

Beth Harple
Beth Harple

February 02, 2020

Nice birthday set.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

February 02, 2020

I will love that cake die.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

February 02, 2020

Stunning background! Beautiful cake!

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

February 02, 2020

Oh that cake die is really fun! Love your pretty cake, so many ideas floating around in my head to use this!

Penny Klie
Penny Klie

February 02, 2020

Pretty card… nothing says birthday like cake.

Mateja M
Mateja M

February 02, 2020

Such an easy way to give die cut smo extra dimension. Love it :)

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

February 02, 2020

Lovely cake!

Helen
Helen

February 02, 2020

Like the birthday background you’ve created for this cake. It creates a true birthday celebration. tfs

Maureen Sheehan
Maureen Sheehan

February 02, 2020

Beautiful card. Love the details of the cake!

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