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

D. J. S.
D. J. S.

February 02, 2020

Cute cake and background! This kit looks versatile and would be useful for many occasions.

Karen Kimbro
Karen Kimbro

February 02, 2020

I love this die.

Robin Keith
Robin Keith

February 02, 2020

Love the way you pieced this card! Thanks for the great idea and can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Kristen HH
Kristen HH

February 02, 2020

Love this!

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

February 02, 2020

Cute card! This kit looks amazing!

Crystal Snedegar
Crystal Snedegar

February 02, 2020

Oh my gosh! I am excited about this cake die! So cute! I love the background, super fun.

Jackie W
Jackie W

February 02, 2020

What a beautiful card!

littlen
littlen

February 02, 2020

Such a cute card. Love the way you did the background.

Katharine Rothaar
Katharine Rothaar

February 02, 2020

I love the cake! I’m now on my third blog post about the upcoming kit and already trying to find a loop hole in my self-imposed, stamp purchase freeze! Hmmm. I still regret missing last months kit, so….that’s good enough! Sold!

Elaine Lozano
Elaine Lozano

February 02, 2020

This set gives you so many creative ideas on how to use it..emboss,color with markers or pencils, endless possibilities!

Elaine Lozano
Elaine Lozano

February 02, 2020

This set gives you so many creative ideas on how to use it..emboss,color with markers or pencils, endless possibilities!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

February 02, 2020

Channin you did a wonderful job with this card.

Golda
Golda

February 02, 2020

This is a lovely card. Great way to get different colors from your die cut image, as well as stamp, even after you had embossed the sentiment. It’s a good reminder that just about anything can be dealt with in one way or another.

Cathy Sammis
Cathy Sammis

February 02, 2020

It’s nice to see the stamps used in different ways.

 BeverlyBL
BeverlyBL

February 02, 2020

Cool how you stamped the background over the clear embossed sentiment. I like the look of your whole card.

Josmary Flores
Josmary Flores

February 02, 2020

Wow so very cool

LBSue
LBSue

February 02, 2020

Beautiful, and soft! Embossing the sentiment really works here. Shiny and ink resistant. Love it!

Paula Schuessler
Paula Schuessler

February 02, 2020

Love how the background design wraps around the cake. Sweet!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

February 02, 2020

What a fun design- thanks for the Ideas

Anna Sigga
Anna Sigga

February 02, 2020

This is so beautiful and that cake looks so cute.

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

February 02, 2020

So soft and pretty…love this card and what I’ve seen of the new kit.

Dgolly
Dgolly

February 02, 2020

What a great kit. So many wonderful projects from the designers.

Andrea Shell
Andrea Shell

February 02, 2020

I love this card! Beautiful background for a gorgeous cake!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

February 02, 2020

Wonderful birthday card! Love the background and cake die.
Thanks so much for sharing..

Felicia C
Felicia C

February 02, 2020

Sweet! I love this unique card. Great ideas!

Isabel Z
Isabel Z

February 02, 2020

I love everything about this card!

joyce mcintosh
joyce mcintosh

February 02, 2020

Love the card! Looks like another must have kit!

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

February 02, 2020

Fabulous card! Do love this cake die!

nancy f
nancy f

February 02, 2020

Great card.

Susanbcards
Susanbcards

February 02, 2020

Great cake, great card, great kit!

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

February 02, 2020

Great card your cake looks gorgeous.

Patt H.
Patt H.

February 02, 2020

Very pretty card, Channin! Love that cake & the background stamp is wonderful!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

February 02, 2020

Love this cake!!! It seems so real and yummy! Adorable card!!!

Tracee McCallum
Tracee McCallum

February 02, 2020

great ideas, super cute kits too

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

February 02, 2020

I agree; I always need Birthday cards too! Love the tone on tone look of the background and all the color and dimension of the cake and sentiment standing out from it. 😊

Cindy White Bear
Cindy White Bear

February 02, 2020

I like that you added the cake and candles to the white base. I always enjoy a little extra dimension.

Jaya More
Jaya More

February 02, 2020

Love the blue💙 floral background… Amazing cake die cuts. It looks so pretty 💕

Jane A McBee
Jane A McBee

February 02, 2020

I love the background you have stamped on the card. It adds so much to the card.

Jaya More
Jaya More

February 02, 2020

Love the blue💙 floral background… Amazing cake die cuts. It looks so pretty 💕

Jenny K
Jenny K

February 02, 2020

This kit just get better and better. Love the big die cut! I have so many ideas on cards to make with this kit, I can’t wait until I have it in my hands!

Connie Johanns
Connie Johanns

February 02, 2020

Love all the birthday sets. You can never have too many!

Patricia Brown
Patricia Brown

February 02, 2020

Cute card, I like the background.

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

February 02, 2020

Love the elements in this pink cake and the very real looking candles. Looking forward to this kit.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

February 02, 2020

Great card and that cake is awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

Sherryl
Sherryl

February 02, 2020

The background really makes the card pop! Great job!!!

Zolane
Zolane

February 01, 2020

Great ideas! Thank you so much!

3 Happy Critters
3 Happy Critters

February 01, 2020

I love the cake! Nice combination of die cut piecing and coloring.

Ro
Ro

February 01, 2020

Looks like you enjoyed making this card. Fun and festive color choices and design. Such a happy card.

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

February 01, 2020

Sweet card!

Rachel W
Rachel W

February 01, 2020

Everyone needs birthday cards. I can wait to see more and get my kit!

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

February 01, 2020

The cake is almost too real.

Branka
Branka

February 01, 2020

Very elegant die set. It is kind of vintage but still great for modern cards. Live it!

Flo
Flo

February 01, 2020

Great card. Love the sake die. Looks like a fun kit.

karenajo
karenajo

February 01, 2020

Great card – love the background and also how you put together the pretty cake!

DIANA GEHRT
DIANA GEHRT

February 01, 2020

I really like this kit! I’m always looking at more birthday stamps.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

February 01, 2020

Absolutely love the background stamp!

Jackie S
Jackie S

February 01, 2020

Lovely card. Great fussy cutting job, too! I particularly like your single colored background, as it has so much detail yet doesn’t distract from the cake. Lovely.

Brenda
Brenda

February 01, 2020

Pretty card!

Brandi R
Brandi R

February 01, 2020

Delicious card! Love it ♥

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

February 01, 2020

Pretty background and an awesome cake! Love this festive card! I love creating birthday cards, so this kit looks fabulous!

Sonja
Sonja

February 01, 2020

Cute card

Chris S.
Chris S.

February 01, 2020

Cute card. I really like the way you did the background.

Judy Girton
Judy Girton

February 01, 2020

Love the background stamp done in pool ink. So versatile for many uses!

Andrea B
Andrea B

February 01, 2020

I love that background stamped in light blue, and that large cake is great! This looks like a fun kit!

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

February 01, 2020

Super cute design! Love that die cut cate!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

February 01, 2020

An awesome way to use all those stamps in the background! You rocked it!
God bless!

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

February 01, 2020

Love the cake die cut!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

February 01, 2020

Very pretty soft colored card. Love the detail on the cake die cut. Love a piece please. Cant wait to see the rest of the kit.

Bonnie M
Bonnie M

February 01, 2020

Super cute, love it!

Lisa L
Lisa L

February 01, 2020

💛 birthdays

Carole
Carole

February 01, 2020

What a a great card. I love the big cake. Looks like a really fun kit. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

February 01, 2020

The cake is beautiful. I would love to use that on some birthday cards and BANNERS

Debbie
Debbie

February 01, 2020

Great card and color choices.

Linda
Linda

February 01, 2020

Another great card, this looks like an interesting set. Can’t wait to see the whole reveal.

Shelia Lewis
Shelia Lewis

February 01, 2020

Your die cut cake is so pretty, especially with the soft background. I really like how you stamped & embossed the greeting on this lovely birthday card!

Sandra
Sandra

February 01, 2020

I love what you did with the background…so pretty!!! Thank you!!!

Mindy McBride
Mindy McBride

February 01, 2020

Love this card!!

Marlene Manzella
Marlene Manzella

February 01, 2020

Who doesn’t love cake!

Laurie Meier
Laurie Meier

February 01, 2020

Oh my goodness! The cake die is amazing. And, the background stamp is really gorgeous. Love your card!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

February 01, 2020

I love the big die cut cake and the pretty stamped background. It is a really nice card.

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

February 01, 2020

Cute. Nice size cake. Love the layers and decorations.

Elizabeth Dean
Elizabeth Dean

February 01, 2020

Always need quick cards for a birthday! Looking forward to seeing all your cards from the kit for inspiration!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

February 01, 2020

Very fun and festive card! It seems like I’m always short on birthday cards, and I think this kit is just what I need. Love the colors, and looking forward to release day for this kit.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

February 01, 2020

Such a pretty cake! I love the colors you used on this card. :)

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

February 01, 2020

Looking forward to seeing this entire kit. The colors are lovely!

Twylla Smith
Twylla Smith

February 01, 2020

Such a versatile use of the background.

Christine Polasko
Christine Polasko

February 01, 2020

Love, love, love!!

Catherine
Catherine

February 01, 2020

Very pretty. I love the subtle background and the way it sets off the cake.

Kellie
Kellie

February 01, 2020

This is a fantastic birthday kit. 🎂 🍰 🧁

JC
JC

February 01, 2020

Beautiful. Can’t wait to see the full kit! Thanks.

Pam Foy
Pam Foy

February 01, 2020

Like the background on the card. So lovely.

Michelle Peckham
Michelle Peckham

February 01, 2020

So pretty and feminine! Love the details of the cake.

Kay
Kay

February 01, 2020

Oh my goodness, these cards keep getting cuter and cuter! I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things included in the kit. I am so inspired to create my own cards.

KerrynM
KerrynM

February 01, 2020

Gorgeous card. Kit looks fabulous

Dana M
Dana M

February 01, 2020

Awesome card! The cake looks delicious and I love the subtle background.

Stefanie
Stefanie

February 01, 2020

Cool techniques and I love the finished product!

Marie T
Marie T

February 01, 2020

I like the idea of stamping over the already embossed sentiment – in what are my favorite colors!

Evette Rodriguez
Evette Rodriguez

February 01, 2020

Your card is great but I’m stumped about this kit. I can’t wait to see it!

Marianna
Marianna

February 01, 2020

Love this background stamp!

Jennifer  Rasnick
Jennifer Rasnick

February 01, 2020

What a great card and kit!