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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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56 Responses

Madeline L
Madeline L

January 31, 2020

Really beautiful card! Can’t wait to see what’s in the kit and the add ons!

Andre M.
Andre M.

January 31, 2020

These images are just adorable!

KC Wong
KC Wong

January 31, 2020

Wow – your cards look wonderful! This kit looks like a lot of fun!

Laurie Miller
Laurie Miller

January 31, 2020

I love the birthday cake!

Lynn C
Lynn C

January 31, 2020

What a pretty card! So sweet.

Mary
Mary

January 31, 2020

Love this card

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

January 31, 2020

Beautiful! Thanks for the reverse balloon idea!

Nicole Brown
Nicole Brown

January 31, 2020

Such a pretty card!! Love the colors!

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

January 31, 2020

I love the colors of this card!

Lindar C
Lindar C

January 31, 2020

Very pretty card. I don’t have much in the birthday category so this will be a welcome addition.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

January 31, 2020

Your card is just so sweet!

Brenda
Brenda

January 31, 2020

This card is terrific and I can’t wait to see the full reveal! I’m always looking for new ways to make birthday cards.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

January 31, 2020

What a fun looking card. Great ideas. Love the look of this card. Also the versatility of it to make for male if the colors were slightly different colors. Great Job. Can’t wait for this kit to see the full inclusion items.

Darlene
Darlene

January 31, 2020

Ilina, what a classic birthday card! Thank you for the colorful layout.

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

January 31, 2020

This is beautiful. I can’t wait to see more of the birthday themed ideas! Birthday cards are a big deal for me! Lol!

Anne-Laure B
Anne-Laure B

January 31, 2020

Love this happy card ! I imagine this kit could be very versatile :) can’t wait to see it !

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

January 31, 2020

Loving all the smaller birthday elements

Karen L K
Karen L K

January 31, 2020

Very nice card! Nice coloring too! I am really liking this set so far. Just a little bit different and that is a good thing.

lee
lee

January 31, 2020

Beautiful birthday card! i love the colors!!

Dina Carroll
Dina Carroll

January 31, 2020

Ooh, this looks like it’s going to be a good one.

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

January 31, 2020

I like what I’ve seen so far. Most of my cards are either birthday or anniversary.

Kay S
Kay S

January 31, 2020

So very elegant! So light and lively! Can’t wait to make one of these – so different from the dark, distressed cards made lately.

Marlene Twilley
Marlene Twilley

January 31, 2020

What a pretty card. I love the use of the velum and how you created the watermark effect. Thanks for the tip for the reverse stamping and die cutting for the balloons.

Kailash
Kailash

January 31, 2020

Oh this card is just too sweet, love the soft elegant design!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

January 31, 2020

Cute birthday card. Love the elements in this kit already.

Josmary Flores
Josmary Flores

January 31, 2020

Love the font used in this kit sentiments. What a lovely card

Viveca V.
Viveca V.

January 31, 2020

Birthdays are probably my biggest reason to be a card maker. I think the added touch of a homemade card makes the occasion even more special, and it shows how much you care about the person. What crafter wouldn’t love a card kit with the theme “birthdays”? However, I do note, that many of the Hero Arts products can be used for other occasions, too.

Ilina, I love the card you created. Nice colors and great layers. Thanks for sharing.

Frances Thorpe
Frances Thorpe

January 31, 2020

Looks like a party!!!! SO pretty

Christine Eck
Christine Eck

January 31, 2020

LOVE this color combination! And the way the layers fit together, topped off with that beautiful vellum, is divine!

Anne
Anne

January 31, 2020

Wonderfully colored as usual ,Iiana!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

January 31, 2020

A wonderful detailed card!

Anne
Anne

January 31, 2020

so special because today is my birthday. 1 beautiful card!

Therese K. Springston
Therese K. Springston

January 31, 2020

Like the use of the vellum and the rounded corners. Beautiful!

Michelle Peckham
Michelle Peckham

January 31, 2020

I love how sophisticated this kit is!! Nice to combine these elements for a more “adult” look!!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

January 31, 2020

I like the rectangle…makes for a different card design. Also like the pastel colors you’ve used.

Michele W
Michele W

January 31, 2020

I am falling in love with this kit already. I come from a very large family so am always in need of birthday cards. Love your card! It’s so sweet. Thanks for the tip about die cutting mirror images!

Cassie
Cassie

January 31, 2020

The soft colors of this card are lovely.

Lisa-Marie Jordan
Lisa-Marie Jordan

January 31, 2020

This card is so pretty! It looks like a festive celebration!

Helen Potter
Helen Potter

January 31, 2020

So pastel and pretty. Love it!

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

January 31, 2020

Pretty in Pink 😍. Loving the pink

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

January 31, 2020

I’m happy to see an exclusive birthday kit and equally excited to use older elements too

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

January 31, 2020

It’s a party on a card.
Funtastic card.
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Elizabeth Dean
Elizabeth Dean

January 31, 2020

Love the images in the birthday kit! Beautiful card!

Mary Jane Grutzmacher
Mary Jane Grutzmacher

January 31, 2020

I belong to a stampers club where we must make birthday cards for each member so I am always in need of birthday ideas. This looks like a great kit!

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

January 31, 2020

Very sweet and festive birthday card! Can’t wait to see more!

rachel duong
rachel duong

January 31, 2020

This is such a sweet birthday set of images. I love the whimsical feel when I look at these delicate cards.

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

January 31, 2020

What a fun card! This kit looks like a winner.

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

January 31, 2020

Love your sample with the vellum sentiment and its color palette! Very sweet stamps…

Susan King
Susan King

January 31, 2020

Oh this is so dainty but packs a big punch. Love the use of colors and the cake stand is adorable!

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

January 31, 2020

Oh so adorable. This month is really cute. Pretty colors and great stamps.

mandi chau
mandi chau

January 31, 2020

What a beautiful card!

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

January 31, 2020

I’m a loving this kit already! It will be an amazing addition to my Birthday selection. The card is beautiful, I love the vellum sentiment, a nice change from the usual banners.

Rachel W
Rachel W

January 31, 2020

Beautiful birthday card.

Scraporcraft
Scraporcraft

January 31, 2020

I like the cake scene with the let’s party banner. Good tip for the balloon mirror.

Allie
Allie

January 31, 2020

So pretty!!! Love the party / flower / cake combinations! Lovely card Ilina!

Jo
Jo

January 31, 2020

Wow love the colours I think this set might become a favourite quickly. Great job on the card!