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