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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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Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

February 01, 2020

Adorable birthday card! Looks like it’s going to be a wonderful kit.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Amy McCue
Amy McCue

February 01, 2020

Gorgeous!!

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

February 01, 2020

Cute card! This looks like it’s a great kit.

Brandi R
Brandi R

February 01, 2020

Fabulous card! Love the design, love the colors ♥

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

February 01, 2020

I love that this month’s kit is focused on birthdays!

Judy Hall
Judy Hall

February 01, 2020

What a great card. Like using the vellum with it.

Theresa P
Theresa P

February 01, 2020

Fun Birthday card! Great kit for all those birthday celebrations.

Theresa P
Theresa P

February 01, 2020

Fun Birthday card! Great kit for all those birthday celebrations.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

February 01, 2020

Such attention to detail. I like the color combos.

Marty Harris
Marty Harris

February 01, 2020

Lovely birthday card! I appreciate the mirror-image die cutting tip.

Patsy blunt
Patsy blunt

February 01, 2020

Love this release

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

February 01, 2020

This looks like a great birthday kit! Your card is amazing!

Miram
Miram

February 01, 2020

This design is both whimsical and elegant — beautiful!

Julia D.
Julia D.

February 01, 2020

I LOVE this card! I love turquoise and coupling it with pink is wonderful. It just looks so festive and fun! Eager to see the whole kit. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Linda S.
Linda S.

February 01, 2020

I really like all the happy colors on your card and I can’t wait to see the rest of this kit.

jayn converse
jayn converse

February 01, 2020

What a great use of the stamped images. Likes the tip also for the mirror balloons. Like how the images could be used for any gender birthday.

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

February 01, 2020

Great card! I like how you went the extra and did the reverse image on the balloons to make it more symmetrical.

Rose Johnson
Rose Johnson

February 01, 2020

This card is so adorable – would love to try this kit!

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

February 01, 2020

Lovely, bright, pretty card! I would
love to receive this for my birthday!

Amy G
Amy G

February 01, 2020

The vellum on top is a wonderful accent on this beautiful card.

Isabel Z
Isabel Z

February 01, 2020

Oh so pretty!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

February 01, 2020

I love this fun birthday kit!! This card is gorgeous, it’s designed beautifully using what we can see so far!! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!!

nancy f
nancy f

February 01, 2020

OMG! What a great birthday card. I can see many beautiful cards made with this kit.

maria
maria

February 01, 2020

Let them eat cake! This cake will be fun to decorate. Fun card.

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

February 01, 2020

This looks like a party on a card. It has movement and color. Beautiful!

Carla Page
Carla Page

February 01, 2020

Love the festive card! 😉

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

February 01, 2020

I am not sure I could do the mirrored images as well as you, but it sure gives me encouragement to try! Beautiful card ❤

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

February 01, 2020

Such a pretty card and it looks like a very useful kit. Thank you for the tip of using a window to line up the die for a mirror image. I really love the look of watermark ink on colored card stock to create a tone on tone effect. Very inspiring, as always, Ilina

Donna Hilker
Donna Hilker

February 01, 2020

Love this card! Beautiful coloring and design. Nice.

Louise Gustavsson
Louise Gustavsson

February 01, 2020

Love this 😍

Felicia C
Felicia C

February 01, 2020

Wow! I just love all the image details. This is a great card! I certainly can see how this month’s kit is a must have for all!

Lyndi
Lyndi

February 01, 2020

Cute card, loving this kit so far.

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

February 01, 2020

Cute birthday card! This is going to be a lot of fun!

Carol H
Carol H

February 01, 2020

I’d be so happy to receive a lovely card like this on my birthday. It’s so joyful. Love it! X

Denise Melia
Denise Melia

February 01, 2020

Love the images and the rich bright colors on this card. Thanks for sharing a way to cut mirrored images without a coordinating die!

Paula Schuessler
Paula Schuessler

February 01, 2020

Simple and pretty. Love the pop of colors, especially the balloons.

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

February 01, 2020

What a pretty card. Loving the look of this kit!

Melodie Isreal
Melodie Isreal

February 01, 2020

This card says Birthday! Who wouldn’t want to get it on their special day??

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

February 01, 2020

I love how pretty this card is, so feminine. I think this set will be great for a lot of celebrations.

Kellie
Kellie

February 01, 2020

Very pretty colours and card.
I’m a little confused as to what the ‘rectangle fill in’ stamp is?

Laura s
Laura s

February 01, 2020

Your card is lovely,Ilina. It looks like you had fun with the kit. I can’t wait to see it.

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

February 01, 2020

What a beautiful Birthday card and the colors. The rounded infinity dies are so pretty.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

February 01, 2020

Sweet card! It’s so fun to make birthday cards! This looks like a fabulous kit!

Laura
Laura

February 01, 2020

I really like this card.

Linda
Linda

February 01, 2020

Very festive, this looks like a fantastic birthday kit.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

January 31, 2020

Looks like a fun kit! Just love all your colored elements and the sentiment on vellum – great card, Ilina!!

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

January 31, 2020

This looks like a cute birthday set!
Beautiful card!

Nancy Tolan
Nancy Tolan

January 31, 2020

I always love the birthday themed stamps. This is what makes up most of my cards and scrapbooking is birthday stuff.

Laurie Brown
Laurie Brown

January 31, 2020

So pretty!! Awesome card design!!

Carole
Carole

January 31, 2020

Fantastic Birthday card! Looks like a party happening. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

January 31, 2020

WOW, that is one fancy birthday party scene. I love the flowers!!! The coloring is wonderful on everything.

Sue
Sue

January 31, 2020

What a beautiful card. Can’t wait to see the rest

Jen A
Jen A

January 31, 2020

Love this card! Can’t wait for this kit.

Dana M
Dana M

January 31, 2020

Such a lovely and festive card! Beautiful coloring and wonderful design.

Paula Haller
Paula Haller

January 31, 2020

Wonderful layering on this pretty card. I love the use of the “Happy Birthday” sentiment and the touch of vellum.

Catherine
Catherine

January 31, 2020

Looks like this kit will have lots of opportunity for creative coloring and all the makings for festive cards.

Shannon
Shannon

January 31, 2020

Beautiful! I can’t wait to “celebrate” the full reveal.

Terri
Terri

January 31, 2020

Love the cake, and flowers. Can’t wait to see this kit.

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

January 31, 2020

What a beautiful set! So many options with the background and individual stamps.

Greta H
Greta H

January 31, 2020

Fun images & love your stamped background!

Flo
Flo

January 31, 2020

This kit seems to be very pretty so far. Can’t wait to see more.

Marie T
Marie T

January 31, 2020

Besides the placement of the design elements and colors, I especially like the use of clear embossing and watermark ink on the pink background!

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

January 31, 2020

What a bright and cheery card! I love the cake and the velum overlay.

Chris S.
Chris S.

January 31, 2020

Beautiful card. It is so bright and happy. I love the colors you used. This looks like it is going to be another great kit.

Kendra
Kendra

January 31, 2020

Good tip on the flipping over to get the reverse cut! This card is beautiful.

Amali Hettiarachchi
Amali Hettiarachchi

January 31, 2020

Loving the colour scheme!!

Jane Elliott
Jane Elliott

January 31, 2020

These stamps are so cute…..love the colors you used on this card!

Fiona Duff
Fiona Duff

January 31, 2020

So cute!

Michelle Hendrix
Michelle Hendrix

January 31, 2020

Oh, what nice coloring that makes a pretty card! I especially love the pink tone on tone scattered happy birthday background. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

Laurie
Laurie

January 31, 2020

Your colors are so pretty. Cute card!

Lynda L
Lynda L

January 31, 2020

Beautiful card – love birthday stamps – can use them all year long

Nonie
Nonie

January 31, 2020

I love how fun this card looks.

Deborah Cooper
Deborah Cooper

January 31, 2020

Lovely birthday card! I’m loving the preview already.

KerrynM
KerrynM

January 31, 2020

Love your card. What a great color combo.

sandra hall
sandra hall

January 31, 2020

so soft and pretty but festive too. i really like it.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

January 31, 2020

Wonderful card — this kits looks amazing!

Susan Mannas
Susan Mannas

January 31, 2020

Very cute! Love your colors =)

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

January 31, 2020

Love how the elements come together so perfectly and the colors are beautiful!

Betsy B
Betsy B

January 31, 2020

Another great way to decorate a card.!

candy Hazzard
candy Hazzard

January 31, 2020

Love the look of the vellum wrap!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

January 31, 2020

So pretty!

Marsha Stehle
Marsha Stehle

January 31, 2020

Fabulous card! Great color combination!

Denise de Forest
Denise de Forest

January 31, 2020

That card is gorgeous, I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Judy Inukai
Judy Inukai

January 31, 2020

Great card. Thanks for the tip on creating the mirror image for the balloons. Your coloring is wonderful.

Dgolly
Dgolly

January 31, 2020

Love the images in the kit preview. Can’t wait to see the full reveal.

Terri Cox
Terri Cox

January 31, 2020

Such a pretty card!

Eunice Brown
Eunice Brown

January 31, 2020

Thanks for sharing a lovely card. Simple but very effective, love the colors you used.

Eva
Eva

January 31, 2020

That‘s a wonderful card! Everything is typical for a birthday card – but it‘s so well combined like no other card before!

Tonya Byrd
Tonya Byrd

January 31, 2020

Very creative use of the mirrored image for the balloons! I like this sketch and am going to give it a try!

Anita
Anita

January 31, 2020

Really like this card and the stamp set.

Crystal
Crystal

January 31, 2020

Such a cute card! This month’s kit appears to be quite festive – I can’t wait to see more…

Janis
Janis

January 31, 2020

Love the cake and balloons. Cant wait til monday

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

January 31, 2020

The vellum wrapped sentiment and lovely soft colors make this card! Thanks for sharing.

Lorenna Sousa
Lorenna Sousa

January 31, 2020

So colorful and delicate!

Christine Polasko
Christine Polasko

January 31, 2020

This would be a great addition to my collection!!

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

January 31, 2020

So cute! Can’t wait to see what else is in this kit!!!!!
Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

January 31, 2020

Beautiful card! I’m loving this kit! I love the colored images and I especially love the vellum sentiment. The design looks wonderful.

Kris
Kris

January 31, 2020

I love your kits. They are a real great value.

Twylla Smith
Twylla Smith

January 31, 2020

I love the white embossing on velum. Sets the whole card off.

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

January 31, 2020

This is jus gorgeous- I love the vellum over the top!