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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92 Responses

Mary in Wausau WI
Mary in Wausau WI

February 01, 2020

The large background stamp creates an awesome backdrop for this lovely layered piece of celebration!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

February 01, 2020

This kit seems to be loaded with great birthday designs and dies. :)

Val Shimodaira
Val Shimodaira

February 01, 2020

Wonderful card! Especially love the background!

jayn converse
jayn converse

February 01, 2020

Liked the color combination , nice and soft feminine, but with a switch of more primary colors would be a great card for a guy too!

sandra hall
sandra hall

February 01, 2020

I like the soft colors that you used. it seems like this will be a versatile stamp set.

Jane Elliott
Jane Elliott

February 01, 2020

Love the birthday card! Great colors!

Lindarub
Lindarub

February 01, 2020

Great kit for birthdays!

Dorothea Prouty
Dorothea Prouty

February 01, 2020

Love the techniques shared! Would love to win this to share – thanks for the inspiration :-)

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

February 01, 2020

Wow, all that fussy cutting and inlay work! It surely paid off with a beautiful card. The soft colors are so sweet!

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

February 01, 2020

A large die cut AND a background stamp?! Wow, this kit is already a must have and we haven’t even seen it all yet. I love the embossing technique used in this card, thanks for the inspiration, Channin!

Lu
Lu

February 01, 2020

Make birthday cards every week live in a senior residential house we have so many people here so many cards these look great

Catherine L
Catherine L

February 01, 2020

Beautiful card with soft colors and the background stamp looks perfect for making birthday cards!

Nikki S
Nikki S

February 01, 2020

The icing on your cake looks 3D. Very cool

Audrey R
Audrey R

February 01, 2020

Love the cake!

Shannon
Shannon

February 01, 2020

This is a lovely way to highlight the cuts on a diecut image!
Cheers!

MelissaDingerson
MelissaDingerson

February 01, 2020

So excited for the new kit. Thank you for the fun. It’s cheaper than therapy.

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

February 01, 2020

This is going to be a fun stamp set.

Gil Vollrath
Gil Vollrath

February 01, 2020

I am a newbie to card making and so grateful for blogs like this to help expand my knowledge base (and stash). This card is gorgeous. Thank you for the share.

Anne-Laure B
Anne-Laure B

February 01, 2020

Wow ! I already love the background stamp and the candles <3
Nice card ! Can’t wait to discover this kit .

Karen Chester
Karen Chester

February 01, 2020

How totally beautiful! I can see making 12 of these to keep in my ready made card collection. Love it!!

Deborah Cooper
Deborah Cooper

February 01, 2020

Beautiful card. I love that background stamp! Wow!

Andre M.
Andre M.

February 01, 2020

I’d love a slice of this beautifully decorated cake!

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

February 01, 2020

I like the focus given by the dimension on the cake! Can’t wait for the full kit reveal! Looks fab! Thank you!

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

February 01, 2020

Great card, I love the background with the large cake die cut. I am looking forward to seeing the entire kit.

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

February 01, 2020

I love that background. It is beautiful. The cake is gorgeous. 💕

Vickie Johnson
Vickie Johnson

February 01, 2020

I would love this kit!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

February 01, 2020

That cake looks good enough to eat. The embossed sentiment stands out nicely.

Helen
Helen

February 01, 2020

The depth/dimension is so nice! Thank you for sharing how to use the heat-embossed sentiment with the background stamp! This is a new technique for me! =)

Lyndi
Lyndi

February 01, 2020

Cute card. I’m always a sucker for pink.

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

February 01, 2020

This looks like a beautiful party on a card

Susan Goodrow
Susan Goodrow

February 01, 2020

GREAT kit always need new and different ideas for much needed birthday wishes!

Melissa Martin
Melissa Martin

February 01, 2020

So cute! And a great idea for a large background stamp to add interest but not be the focus. Thanks for the idea!

Jo
Jo

February 01, 2020

Love that stamp…too many that happy birthday something different and unique can’t wait to see the kit and start to craft

Helen Potter
Helen Potter

February 01, 2020

Love this card. The kit is awesome!

Sue Mackowey
Sue Mackowey

February 01, 2020

This is a great card. Thanks for the directions. Looks like the kit will have many uses

Greta H
Greta H

February 01, 2020

What a neat cake—love it!

Rebecca
Rebecca

February 01, 2020

It’s always a good day for a birthday!

Sheryl Bishop
Sheryl Bishop

February 01, 2020

Fun cake card! I love how soft and pretty the background stamp appears. Counting down the days for the kit !

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

February 01, 2020

Channin, your card is so cute…. love the large cake as the focal point of the card…..can’t wait to see the full kit…

Janis
Janis

February 01, 2020

Always looking for birthday cards! Great ideas

Anne
Anne

February 01, 2020

My favorite of all the cards! Great colors!

Donna Hilker
Donna Hilker

February 01, 2020

Another beautiful card! Very pretty colors, so festive!

Lisa K
Lisa K

February 01, 2020

This looks to be a wonderful kit! Very exciting.

Betsy
Betsy

February 01, 2020

Love the Birthday cake!!!

Eva
Eva

February 01, 2020

Another wonderful card! I really like this typical birthday card images – can’t wait until Monday!

Betsy
Betsy

February 01, 2020

Already loving this kit!!!!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

February 01, 2020

Another wonderful sample of this month’s potential! Can’t wait

Marsha Stehle
Marsha Stehle

February 01, 2020

Fabulous card! Love the stamped background!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

February 01, 2020

What a fun card. That Cake Die Cut is great.

Carolyn
Carolyn

February 01, 2020

Getting excited about this kit!

NCDonna
NCDonna

February 01, 2020

Beautiful! This set seems to lend itself to soft, dreamy colors. Love your color choices!

Lynda L
Lynda L

February 01, 2020

love how the back ground was used so different from the first countdown sample…

lisa-marie jordan
lisa-marie jordan

February 01, 2020

Oh my gosh, this card is so pretty! What a great kit!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

February 01, 2020

Wish my cake decorating skills were this good.
Beautiful card. Love the muted background.
thanks for sharing
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Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

February 01, 2020

Yet another beautiful card created using this month’s kit. Love this kit more and more, with each card.

Delores Oster
Delores Oster

February 01, 2020

This kit just says celebrate all over. So lovely.

Delores Oster
Delores Oster

February 01, 2020

Happiness in a box. Love the little card with lots of detail yet uncluttered.

Darlene
Darlene

February 01, 2020

The more I see the more I know I will love this kit. Thank you Channin for your festive card. The cake decorations are divine.

Lindar C
Lindar C

February 01, 2020

What a cute card, love the birthday cake die.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

February 01, 2020

This is such a pretty birthday card. I love the background.

Sharon Taylor
Sharon Taylor

February 01, 2020

Love that background stamp. I have so many ideas on using this. Not long to wait now.

cecilia mohney
cecilia mohney

February 01, 2020

I was just thinking I needed more birthday stamps! This kit (and this card) is gorgeous!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

February 01, 2020

Super cute card!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

February 01, 2020

I really adore that background stamp. I’m really excited to see everything included in this kit!

rachel duong
rachel duong

February 01, 2020

I love this die cut birthday cake. It is so cute and your card is awesome with the background stamp!

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

February 01, 2020

Sweet design! I like the large size of this cake so it can be the focal point of a card.

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

February 01, 2020

I like the background of this card.

Toni L
Toni L

February 01, 2020

Love the shadow stamped background—reminds me of wallpaper. Lovely!

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

February 01, 2020

Can’t wait to play with t the kit, so many great ideas!

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

February 01, 2020

Thank you for sharing! Great card!

Lynn C
Lynn C

February 01, 2020

This is a beautiful, classic birthday card of the sort I imagine every stamper makes often. Congratulations! It is beautiful.

Kay S
Kay S

February 01, 2020

It’s a good day for this beautiful kit! Can’t wait.

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

February 01, 2020

Pretty in pink

Nanette Leiker
Nanette Leiker

February 01, 2020

This is a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

Kailash
Kailash

February 01, 2020

Beautifully crafted cake. Love the subtle background on a fabulous card!

Donna Rohwer
Donna Rohwer

February 01, 2020

I love full-sized background stamps, I can’t get enough of them!

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

February 01, 2020

I am loving the images in the new kit. Your card is great. TFS

Nonie
Nonie

February 01, 2020

I’m already loving this kit, the background stamp is wonderful!

Sharon
Sharon

February 01, 2020

Great composition

Sharon
Sharon

February 01, 2020

Nice composition!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

February 01, 2020

Yummy card!

Allie
Allie

February 01, 2020

AHHHHH I spy a background stamp that’s been used in two very unique ways by Emily & Channin!!!! LOVELY ❤️

Julia D.
Julia D.

February 01, 2020

Very pretty card! Love the pink on the cake and the blue background. Can’t wait until tomorrow! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

February 01, 2020

What a fun cake die! I can’t wait to see more of this kit!

Lagene
Lagene

February 01, 2020

Lovely birthday cake creation!

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

February 01, 2020

What I like about this card is that it has some dramatic flair, but it is still subtle. It is subtle drama!

Carol H
Carol H

February 01, 2020

Great Card. Loving the look of this kit. Can’t wait to see more :-)

Mary Jane Grutzmacher
Mary Jane Grutzmacher

February 01, 2020

Very pretty card! I particularly like the background stamp as it could be used to celebrate any occasion—not just birthdays.

Margaret R
Margaret R

February 01, 2020

Love this card, Channin! I like how you layered the cake diets for dimension, and I especially love that sentiment – one of the best birthday greetings I’ve ever soon!

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

February 01, 2020

Wow, just wow!

Schmidenkiwi
Schmidenkiwi

February 01, 2020

The background stamp looks different to idea #1. It is a beautiful card. Thank you for the tip about creating the coloring of the sentiment.

Madeline L
Madeline L

February 01, 2020

Great card! Love the colors you used!