February My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse January 31, 2020 356 Comments

It's time for our next countdown peek! The February My Monthly Hero kit will be available on Monday, February 3 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Just a reminder, the kit is limited edition and once it's gone, there are no more. If you're not a subscriber and wish to purchase the kit, your best bet is to grab it on Monday. Now let’s join Ilina, who is sharing another beautiful card created with this month's kit! 

Hi everyone, Ilina here and I am sharing some inspiration using the February My Monthly Hero kit! I love this month's kit, as it focuses on birthdays and it can be used also way beyond birthdays.

For my card today I used the smaller fill-in rectangle stamp included in the kit. To make the card stamp the image twice on Dove White cardstock. Color the elements and die cut the balloons and flowers using the coordinating dies from one of the stamped panels. To cut out the mirrored image balloon, since there are no coordinating dies, I flipped over my stamped image and used my window to line up the die on the back side. I ran it this way through my die cutting machine and was able to cut out the mirror image. 

Stamp, color and die cut the cake image. Set aside. Die cut the full panel using Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies and adhere the die cut elements with foam adhesive. Stamp sentiment on vellum and emboss in white. Cut to size and wrap around the panel.

Die cut a larger rounded rectangle from Peony cardstock. Stamp "Happy Birthday" sentiment over it repeatedly using Clear Embossing and Watermark ink. Assemble the card and adhere to Dove White side folded notecard.

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

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

February 01, 2020

This is a really cool card! I love how you add all the images and the sentiment on vellum over the top. :)

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

February 01, 2020

Love the colors of the pink and teal. So pretty!

Eileen Blodgett
Eileen Blodgett

February 01, 2020

WHat a fun birthday card good for most anyone! Can’t wait to see entire kit.

JC
JC

February 01, 2020

Now this looks like quite the party…what a fun card!!!

Pam Foy
Pam Foy

February 01, 2020

Very beautiful! I like using the vellum

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

February 01, 2020

Super sweet card! Love the wrapped vellum with the sentiment. So pretty!

Marianna
Marianna

February 01, 2020

Looking forward to seeing the full kit. Lovely card, and really like the velum banner with the sentiment

Mary in Wausau WI
Mary in Wausau WI

February 01, 2020

Great explanation on die cutting a mirrored image!
Looks like a kit that would be a welcome addition to anyone’s crafty collection :)

Val
Val

February 01, 2020

My favourite of all the cards. Love the layout and all the great colouring.

Jennifer  Rasnick
Jennifer Rasnick

February 01, 2020

This card is beautiful! I love the colors! What a fun kit!

Karen F.
Karen F.

February 01, 2020

Beautiful card! Always need birthday cards, so this new MMH kit will get a lot of use!

Dorothea Prouty
Dorothea Prouty

February 01, 2020

Thanks for inspiring us – Love the vellum technique!
Keep being so creative.

Lindarub
Lindarub

February 01, 2020

Love your card!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

February 01, 2020

This is such a pretty card with mots of different elements for interest! I will have to remember the tip for reverse image die cutting….very cool! I am looking forward to see the full kit reveal Monday!

Catherine L
Catherine L

February 01, 2020

Beautiful card! Love the clean look and pretty colors.

Nikki S
Nikki S

February 01, 2020

The teal colored balloons really pop off the card. Thanks for the inspiration

Shannon
Shannon

February 01, 2020

Wow! I love the use of vellum in your greeting!
Cheers!

Evette Rodriguez
Evette Rodriguez

February 01, 2020

Ahhh, great idea! I’m going to try this mirror stamping technique. Thank you Ilina!

MelissaDingerson
MelissaDingerson

February 01, 2020

Beautiful card. I love working with vellum but never know how to incorporate it.

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.

Cindy Houeiss
Cindy Houeiss

February 01, 2020

Beautiful card! Keep inspiring us!

Cindy Houeiss
Cindy Houeiss

February 01, 2020

These cards are amazing I love hero arts designs!

Karen Chester
Karen Chester

February 01, 2020

Love the balloons!!! It is always a good time to party!!! Can’t wait for my kit!!

Helen
Helen

February 01, 2020

Love Vellum! Adorable card!

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

February 01, 2020

Very nice card. I like the coloring on it.

Susan Goodrow
Susan Goodrow

February 01, 2020

This is my 1st time to do this, I love all the card kits I’ve received but this one looks so cute it has amazing idea’s and things to go into creating! Love it!!

Sue Mackowey
Sue Mackowey

February 01, 2020

What a fun card. A birthday kit is going to be used often.

Dannielle Ortolani
Dannielle Ortolani

February 01, 2020

This card is just so cute, you always have such pretty cards!

Donna Hilker
Donna Hilker

February 01, 2020

Love the way you designed this card! Very pretty.

Rebecca
Rebecca

February 01, 2020

So pretty!

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

February 01, 2020

What a lovely card. That little panel is so cute on the watermark stamped panel.

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

February 01, 2020

Perfect card for a birthday…. can’t wait to see the entire kit….

Darla S
Darla S

February 01, 2020

Love this beautiful card! Another great kit!

Carolyn
Carolyn

February 01, 2020

Lovely card, looking forward to seeing the full kit!

Nanette Leiker
Nanette Leiker

February 01, 2020

Such a pretty card! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

NCDonna
NCDonna

February 01, 2020

There’s a panel with images and a clear spot in the middle? Can’t wait to see it in it’s entirety! Woo-Hoo!

Melissa Leftrick
Melissa Leftrick

February 01, 2020

Absolutely stunning!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

February 01, 2020

Beautiful birthday card! The vellum is a pretty touch.

cecilia mohney
cecilia mohney

February 01, 2020

This card is so lovely! Just joyous!

cecilia mohney
cecilia mohney

February 01, 2020

This card is so lovely! Just joyous!

C Sterling
C Sterling

February 01, 2020

SO beautiful – very inspiring!

Sharon Taylor
Sharon Taylor

February 01, 2020

Thanks for the tip on cutting out the mirror image. It’s a beautiful card.

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

February 01, 2020

Your card is terrific! Looks like a fun kit this month.

Toni L
Toni L

February 01, 2020

Definitely party time—love the images—so festive!

Sharon
Sharon

February 01, 2020

This is such a happy card!

Donna Rohwer
Donna Rohwer

February 01, 2020

Very creative card, I love the watermarking.

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

February 01, 2020

Your card is super cute. I am always needing birthday cards. This kit looks amazing.

Lagene
Lagene

February 01, 2020

Lovely card, fun Stamps!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

February 01, 2020

I love how you mirrored the balloons! Beautiful card!

Melissa Leftrick
Melissa Leftrick

February 01, 2020

Beautiful!!! I would love to win this kit as it would be the perfect birthday present for my birthday on 2/20!

Margaret R
Margaret R

February 01, 2020

Such a pretty card, Ilina! I love the use of vellum for the sentiment strip!

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

February 01, 2020

Love this!

Kerry Nicholas
Kerry Nicholas

February 01, 2020

This looks like a kit that can be used all year!!!

Margaret T.
Margaret T.

February 01, 2020

Another stunning work of art!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

February 01, 2020

Wow, this is so pretty. I love love love this Birthday card. Can’t wait to get my hands on this kit.

Angela
Angela

February 01, 2020

I live the color combo on this card. So pretty.

PHYLLIS
PHYLLIS

February 01, 2020

I love the design of this card! Although it’s obviously a birthday card, with very little effort, this could be for any celebration.

Thank you!

MaryAnn Somers
MaryAnn Somers

February 01, 2020

So pretty with that vellum overlay!!

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

February 01, 2020

Gorgeous card, love the soft colors and the vellum overlay, so pretty.

Eileen
Eileen

February 01, 2020

So beautiful.
I’m so happy to see a Birthday Kit!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

February 01, 2020

So pretty! Loving this release already!

Wendy Bartschi
Wendy Bartschi

February 01, 2020

what a beautifully elegant card

Laurelle
Laurelle

February 01, 2020

What a fun bday card. Love how you did the watermark background it’s perfect.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

February 01, 2020

I am loving these images. Your coloring is always awesome.

elaine
elaine

February 01, 2020

Hero always creates such a great monthly kit always including stamps and dies to help with our creativity. THANKS!

Helen
Helen

February 01, 2020

What a delightful card…great design layout and color combo. tfs

Holly Lau
Holly Lau

February 01, 2020

Such a beautiful birthday card, love your design! The background is so pretty!

Carol Q
Carol Q

February 01, 2020

I love the colors you chose for this. You can’t have too many birthday stamps. That’s the majority of cards I make so I’m looking forward to the kit in my mailbox!

Brandi Thueringer
Brandi Thueringer

February 01, 2020

I can’t wait to see the full reveal!

Ashley Booker
Ashley Booker

February 01, 2020

I love this birthday card! I’m new to stamping and cardmaking and love experimenting with new things!

Maureen Sheehan
Maureen Sheehan

February 01, 2020

So festive. The design is great!

Shelia Lewis
Shelia Lewis

February 01, 2020

Beautiful color combo & gorgeous details. This would make anyone’s birthday extra special!

Kim Heggins
Kim Heggins

February 01, 2020

Love the watermark background, perfect for all those sweet party images.

Jane Rakonczay
Jane Rakonczay

February 01, 2020

What a pretty card. Looks like this kit will be a fun one!

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

February 01, 2020

Cute colors and cheery birthday card! I love the candles and color on the cake and that vellum band. Looking forward to this kit.

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

February 01, 2020

Clever with the mirror image of the balloons.. sweet card!

Janet Sisk
Janet Sisk

February 01, 2020

Love the vellum sentiment strip! Just the right touch. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

February 01, 2020

This vellum has added so much of depth to this joyful card!!

Mary K. Buxbaum
Mary K. Buxbaum

February 01, 2020

Loving a festive look that’s great for parties for other than the toddler set! Very pretty!

Kristen HH
Kristen HH

February 01, 2020

I am so excited for this kit! I really need some Birthday basic images like cakes and balloons. ❤️

Tam P
Tam P

February 01, 2020

Such a cute card!

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

February 01, 2020

Love your design. The way you cut the mirror image of the balloons is very clever. I’m so excited about this kit.

Lisa K
Lisa K

February 01, 2020

Love the card! I make a lot or birthday cards, so this kit is quite exciting.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

February 01, 2020

Beautiful birthday card! I LOVE that pink background!

Helena Frank
Helena Frank

February 01, 2020

I love that this month’s kit is birthday themed!

Sue D
Sue D

February 01, 2020

So pretty and festive!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

February 01, 2020

I love the the colors you used on this, and I like that the images are small, so they could be used to make a custom background.

Kimberly
Kimberly

February 01, 2020

Love this card! I am inspired to bring back vellum into my card making!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

February 01, 2020

loving the soft colors on this pretty card

Gina McCarty
Gina McCarty

February 01, 2020

Lovely card. Hero Arts never fails to delight.

Sue Rodriguez
Sue Rodriguez

February 01, 2020

Birthdays and other celebrations are must have card events. This set looks like a great addition to my birthday card stamp family.

Linda Trace
Linda Trace

February 01, 2020

This is delicious from top to bottom! I just love everything about it

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

February 01, 2020

What a wonderfully festive card! It makes my heart happy just to look at it, and I’m sure it will do the same for the lucky recipient. The color choices and coloring are perfect. Excited to see the rest of this release.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

February 01, 2020

Beautiful, cheerful card!

Terri Bruin
Terri Bruin

February 01, 2020

Very cute, and February is my birthday month :-)

Mary g
Mary g

February 01, 2020

I love the raised portions of the center-it gives my decoupage ideas!

Beth Harple
Beth Harple

February 01, 2020

Looks like a fun Birthday set.

Laurie Meier
Laurie Meier

February 01, 2020

Beautiful card! I love everything about it – the soft colors, rounded corners, and vellum work together incredibly well. Thanks for the brilliant tip on die cutting the mirror images of the balloons. Can’t wait until Monday to see the entire kit!

littlen
littlen

February 01, 2020

Very festive looking card. This would make me happy on my birthday.

Stephanie German
Stephanie German

February 01, 2020

I love the watermark stamped background. Lovely card! I need more birthday themed supplies, so I’m really excited for this kit!