Happy Monday! It’s the first Monday of the new month, so that means it’s time to release a new My Monthly Hero kit. You should have arrived here from Debi Adams, and your next stop is Ilina Crouse. This month’s kit is truly an amazing design and something that every crafter should have in her (or his!) arsenal- all things birthday! Who doesn’t need some great birthday stamps and dies? Just look at this beauty:
This month’s kit includes: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, 9 Coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 Cake Fancy Die, 3 Lacquer Pens (Pink Icing, Teal Icing, Yellow Icing), Rainbow Spirals & Balloon Sequins. It’s valued at $75, but can be yours for $34.99. These kits frequently sell out ASAP, so don’t hesitate, because it might not be available when you finally make up your mind… once they’re gone, they’re gone! You can also subscribe and have a kit guaranteed for you each month.
The add-ons this month are absolutely fantastic, too! If there ever was a month to “get them all,” this is it!
The stamps in this kit have a wonderful storybook feel to them with some beautiful sentiments, which you can see in my project from the Hero Arts Blog:
The kit also includes a beautiful new Birthday Cake Fancy Die. These intricate dies have become a staple in the My Monthly Hero kits, and they’re SO much fun to play with! In keeping with my card created for the Countdown, I used my Caran D’ache Luminance colored pencils to do some coloring on this fabulous die cut. Let’s get started with the details!
I began by die cutting the Birthday Cake die from the main kit from some Sand cardstock, then added colored pencil using the partial die cut lines as guides. I also stamped one of the standalone gift stamps included in the main kit using Unicorn White Pigment Ink on some more Sand cardstock, then used the same colored pencils to do some no-line coloring on the gift and die cut it using the coordinating frame cuts included in the kit.
Next, I white heat embossed a greeting on a strip of vellum and flagged the end, then hid the adhesive on one end behind the edge of the cake.
I die cut a background using the Party Confetti Fancy Die from some Periwinkle Cardstock and adhered it to a white card base. I added the die cuts to the card front using foam adhesive for extra dimension.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, to celebrate this latest My Monthly Hero release, Hero Arts is giving away a $50 shopping spree to one lucky commenter! All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment on each stop on the hop. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! Your next stop is Ilina Crouse. You can also head back to the Hero Arts blog to get the full hop list!Hero Arts
Carol Wortman says
Your coloring is stunning, the background looks like a painting, but even the little box is so detailed! So cute!
Patti Nienberg says
Awesome card! Am definitely ordering the confetti die! Thank you!
Cyndi Morris says
Love these fun cards. This birthday-themed kit is fantastic. I make more birthday cards than any other cards and this kit would be well used.
Barbara-Jean Kubik says
I liked the card your created for the “sneak peek” to countdown and I like this one, too.Using the die cut as a background was a great idea!
Cindy C. says
Love the die combination!! Well done.
Cathy Loveless says
Your cards are both so awesome! I love both of them. Your colors are so beautiful.
Alice Turak says
You are a great colorist. Lovely cards. Thank you.
Such beautiful creations!! Love these!
Cyndi Morris says
Wonderful cards. I love the colors. This is a really fantastic release.
Love your cards. Beautiful color palette
Gail Spresser says
Your cards are just beautiful. I love the card made with kraft paper – gorgeous colors. Thank you!
The Cheeky Crafter says
I am totally digging the party confetti background die you used, love it!
Stampin with Sandi says
Fabulous cards, love them both and we always need more birthday cards
Retta Lutte says
Your coloring is just amazing!
ROSALIE JOHNSON says
That cake is so sweet! Great inspiration!
I love this month’s kit and your beautiful cards!
Your cards are beautiful! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!
Margaret D says
Love your birthday cards!
Meghan Kennihan says
I love the coloring on the kraft paper! Just gorgeous cards!
Denise Bryant says
Awesome cards with this set! I love the coloring on kraft cardstock… so pretty! Love that cake die on the confetti background too!
Awesome Kit! Wonderful creations! I especially love your kraft background card!
Vikki H says
Your details are incredible! They truly show off this cute kit!
I love the card made with the party confetti die. The die has been added to my wish list. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.
Fantastic shading on the cake.
Patt H. says
I can really use ALL the goodies in this kit!! Your cards are wonderful & the cake is making me hungry! Love it!
Dana M says
Wow, amazing coloring and stunning cards – absolutely fabulous inspiration!
This truly has everything birthday…the sample cards with the cakes are so sweet. tfs
Cheriese H says
Gorgeous!! Love your colouring!!
OMG! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.
barbara lassiter says
Both cards…both the stamped and colored and the die cut…are just amazing! 🙂
BLUE R STANLEY says
Wow, I love your cards.
Ann Hefner-Gravink says
You take stamping and coloring on kraft cardstock to a whole new level– so inspiring!
Your cards are beautiful! The coloring is gorgeous!
Such a gorgeous cards.. looking great .. thanks for sharing
Gorgeous cards, love all the added details!
Surekha Galagoda says
Your coloring is awesome and you have done justice and popped the Hero art kit with your creativity. with gratitude
Ruth Gauss says
Fabulous design! The background is wonderful and I really love how you created the sentiment, too! Your cake looks good enough to eat!!!
Patricia Brown says
Gret cards! Thanks for sharing.
Holly Jackson says
I loved the way you colored the die cut cake, soo pretty
Marty B says
What beauties and love this blue!
Pat Piper says
Bienchen Mittwollen says
The colourbook look is really beautiful! Love yout choice of colours! And the cake die is just insanely stunning! So much detail 😍
Judy Inukai says
Your cake looks scrumptious and the confetti background die really adds to the festivity. The coloring on the background stamp is awesome. That stamp lends itself to so many different mediums.
That party confetti background die sets your birthday cake off perfectly!!
Your pencil colouring is amazing, Emily! Wonderful cards ! I love the birthday cake featuring all the die cuts! Thanks so much for the inpsiration!
Linda S. says
I really like this kit and you did such a lovely job coloring the images. Now I think I need to add-on the confetti die, a perfect backdrop for a birthday.
The details you add with the coloring and the background confetti die are amazing!
Vicki Sopcak says
I love love love your cards and your coloring techniques. Great job
Lori Kaumans says
I absolutely love what you did with these! You added such cute touches! Now I think I need this kit.
Linda Price says
Great job on your samples. I am trying so hard not to buy that streamer background die, but you have shown me how fun it is! I am going to love this kit.
Oh my gosh! The confetti background goes with that calls so well!
Allison F says
I love how you colored the cake on this card. Thanks for sharing
Maria Nadeau says
These two cards are my favorites! Especially the giant cake card. Caught my eye the second I saw it. I’ve already bought the kit, now this confetti die is in my cart too. Fabulous work!
COLORFUL, HAPPY, and FUN cards!!
Can’t wait to get my kit so I can start making birthday cards. Thanks for sharing your cards! I love the one on the Kraft yardstick.
Gorgeous cards from the wonderful kit!
Patt H. says
Beautiful cards, Emily! I love your colored pencil coloring!
Jeanne Beam says
Such beautiful cards! Love the colors. What an awesome release.
Thanks so much for sharing…
Marisela Delgado says
Barb Khaja says
Stunning cards. Thank you for sharing
Love your colors! Fun colors. What a fun kit! Definitely a set that can be used all year long. Thanks for the inspiration!!
Annette Reed says
Your coloring is fantastic. The cake is lovely. I like the cover die. It really livens up the card and makes it look very festive.
Susan Babcock says
Wow, your cards are gorgeous! Love the kit, especially the cake die.
Heather Mills says
This card is gorgeous!! I love that die cut background; it really adds to the celebratory feel of the card!
Julie Strenke says
Love your cards. they are beautiful.
Barbara McDonald says
Really pretty cards
Marisela Delgado says
Dawn Jones says
The confetti die is awesome and perfect with this new set of stamps!
Sue D says
I like the pretty colors on your birthday cards.
Michele W says
Love the way you colored that beautiful cake. The confetti die makes the perfect backdrop. Thanks for sharing!
Jen Petersen says
Beautiful cards. I love the pastel coloring and shading. This stamp set is amazing, how the cards look so different depending on each maker’s choices and styles.
The kraft color makes a wonderful base for your pretty colored pencil card and love the ‘make a wish’ card – so very festive!
Love your backgrounds!
Debby Willis says
I love seeing the creativity of the designer’s and the variety of cards made from the same kit. Thank you for your inspiration and I can’t wait to receive my kit!
Kristine Reeves says
Love that cake die!
Great cards … love the colours you used
Connie Johnson says
Hi Emily 🙂 Looks like you’ve got a real party going on right here!!! Nice showcasing of the new kit! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Karen L K says
Very nice cards! That first card on kraft is what made me get this month’s kit.