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Design Team Call 2018 Extended

a2z Scrapbooking Supplies is looking for two new Design Team members! We hope you will apply. Below are the requirements and all the information you’ll need.

Design Team Call

Please be sure to read it carefullybefore submitting your application.

Our DT Requirements:

  • To submit two projects per month showcasing the Hero Arts products for sale in the store. This usually includes the newer items, but can also include any of the sale items, digital items or anything a2z Scrapbooking sells.
  • To participate in the monthly challenge on the first day of the month  2-3 times in a 6 month period, to showcase the challenge with a project that meets the requirements of the challenge.
  • To commit to a six-month term.
  • To comment on assigned challenge entries each month.
  • To post your project (or a sneak peek) on your own blog/flickr/Instagram/facebook (if you have one) on the day your project appears and the link to the a2z blog.
  • To be active in promoting a2z Scrapbooking Supplies on social media sites, such as our Facebook page, flickr page, twitter etc.

The term of the DT positions this time around will be from October 2018 thru May 2019.

Cardmakers, scrapbookers, mini-album makers, mixed media artists, etc. are encouraged to apply. We welcome video or photo tutorials, and anyone from any country can apply, as long as you can write your post in English. We can look over your posts and fix anything needed, but a strong knowledge of English is required.

What we offer

—A  30% discount to the a2z Scrapbooking store.

—A chance to earn freebies each month if you earn the top points by doing your “regular” jobs of commenting and posting, as well as by going above and beyond the basics and posting on IG, tweeting, etc.

—Promotion of your blog and art and a DT badge for your blog.

—Free Hero Arts digital stamps We’re the exclusive retailer of  HA digi stamps/cut file sellers.

—The chance to support charities and do good in the world by creating art. a2z Scrapbooking is run by volunteers and was founded to aid charities that support those with Celiac and Behcet’s diseases. This business is in the business of helping people.

 

We’d like to see what you can do with your Hero Arts stamps/digis/stencils/dies and inks.  Please send us an email to a2zscrapping@gmx.com with your information.  Thanks!   Looking forward to hear from you.


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CAS Greenery Hugs

Hi,

Cindy here to share a CAS sympathy/friendship card.  Today’s card features the Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die.  This die is so pretty and so delicate.

 

On white card stock (trimmed to fit a A2 card) I did dry embossing on the top and lower edge using the Fancy Die and an embossing mat.   I mount this onto a white A2 card base.  Next I adhere the heart die cut (with white heat embossed sentiment and faux stitches) in the center of the card with foam adhesive.  Then I die cut using a different color card stock, trim part of the die cut (with coat of Perfect Pearl) and use to embellish the heart die cut.

Have you  join in our CAS challenge yet?  I hope I’ve inspired you to play along!  Scroll down to find more details.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking challenge september 2018

 

Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Feathered Friends Digital Kit


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Hero Arts Feathered Friends Christmas

Howdy! It’s almost Fall and you know what that means, it’s just that much closer to Christmas. So today I went with a Christmas card using the oh so cute digital birds from the Hero Arts Feathered Friends Digital kit. The really nice thing about the digital images is that you can make them any size to fit your project. This kit has 5 birds, one set is outlines and the other set is colored in. It leans towards Christmas but you could just cut the little things they are carrying off like I did and use them for many different things.

Hero Arts Feathered Friends Digital Kit

The first thing I did to start my card was put 4 of the 5 bird images from the Feathered Friends kit into a Word document. Then I sized them to fit my card design. I printed them out on some off white Neenah paper. I colored them with Copics. I cut them out by hand.

For the background I stamped, on the same color of Neenah paper, using Hero Arts background stamp Wooden Floor Bold Prints. I used Antique Linen Oxide Distress ink. I used my Misti to keep things lined up nice.

The tree was stamped using Oxide Distress inks Vintage Photo and Lucky Clover on kraft paper. I cut out the tree by hand. I used to say I don’t really do fussy cutting but I don’t mind if it is not to “fussy”. The star was also stamped on kraft paper using Fossilized Amber ink. I colored over that with a gold Gelly Roll metallic pen and cut the star out a little smaller than it’s actual size. The star is popped up with foam tape. The star and tree are from Hero Arts stamp set Swirl Christmas. I added the red ornaments or lights on the tree using Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Back to those cute birds… I drew the legs on the background and then popped up the birds a little bit with a couple layers of Glue Dots.  Sometimes I want things just a little raised up and this did the trick.

The sentiment is also from Hero Arts set Swirl Christmas and is stamped with Oxide Distress ink in Fired Brick.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking challenge september 2018

 

Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Very Merry Tree Die


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One Die, Five Cards | Hero Arts Very Merry Tree

Hi Everyone, Kristina here with some more holiday inspiration for your card fiesta this year!
So I’ve been really diggin’ the Hero Arts Very Merry Tree die every since I got it, I can’t put it down!
This is my second post with this die, head over here for a some more traditional colors, this time I’m doing the non-traditional christmas colors thing 🙂

Card Set Handmade Hero Arts Very Merry Tree

I sat down, pulled out some Hero Arts Layering Papers (discontinued) and went to town making a 6 piece card set
using just one die, 4 sheets of paper, and some white card stock.
Unfortunately due to an occupational hazard one card didn’t survive.

Hero Arts Very Merry Tree Die

My original plan was just a set of cards using the darkest and lightest color in the paper layering set
one shade for the positive space and one for the negative, but as I got working it turned into so much more, and really didn’t take me all that long. I’ll walk you though each design.

Hero Arts Very Merry Tree

This was the first (and most difficult) card I did. I inlaid the light pool color into the dark pool.
What I didn’t realize was how tricky it would be. On my first (sacrificed) card, I adhered the main piece with the words down first then tried to piece the negative space inside. Because of how delicate and the scripty words are, they move and didn’t glue down in perfect alignment, so the pieces didn’t fit 😦
What I learned the 2nd time around was; run the light pool or inside layer through the die cut machine first and leave the pieces in the die. Add adhesive to the pieces that will be glued down while everything is still stuck in the die. Carefully flip the whole thing, die and all, over onto you card base. While that dies a little run your other color through the die machine. Remove your positive space piece, but keep your negative spaces for later! Now back on the card, carefully lift up the die and the postive space piece (save for later) and replace it with the one you just cut out. Doing it this way made everything line up perfectly for me!

Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas Tree

The original look I was going for was the inlaid look from the previous card, but that ended up being more work than I wanted to put in and this one ended up being my favorite anyway!
I cut the die our from the lightest shade in the reds, I carefully peeled up the positive space (with the words) and left all the negative space piece in the die for later. I then backed the die cut with some of the light pool card stock, which I had glittered with some fun microfine glitter. I will probably make a bunch more of these.

Hero Arts Very Merry Tree

Now I took the light pink pieces (still stuck in the die), added adhesive to the back of them, and stuck them down die and all to an a2 sized card base. Let it dry for a minute and carefully peel the die up. It was a little too plain so I did some ink blending around the edges.

Hero Arts Very Merry Tree Die

I wasn’t ready to stop so I repeated the process from the last two cards, this time I used a shimmer pen over the negative space vs. glittering the cardstock, for a less dramatic sparkle.

Hero Arts Very Merry Tree Die

Like before I adhered the negative space down to a white a2 card base and this time decided to create a frame using a rectangle die instead of ink blending around the edges.

All the cards got a nice sprinkling of snowflakes from last years Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti die.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking challenge september 2018

 

Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code KRISTINA15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti
Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Very Merry Tree Die
Hero Arts Very Merry Tree Die
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Pool Layering Paper
Hero Arts Pool Layering Paper
Where to buy:
SSS
ECD Silk Microfine Cool Diamond
ECD Silk Microfine Cool Diamond
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Where to buy:
AMZ | SB
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Sizzix Metal Adapter
Sizzix Metal Adapter
Where to buy:
AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ


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Poetic Petals Card Set

Hello Friends – Annie here with another fun project. As we are nearing the holiday season most of us will be invited to parties and functions. A hostess gift is always a nice thing to bring and give. Or perhaps you are already working on your gifts for the upcoming season.

A simple set of small cards perfect for quick thank you’s or hello’s is a nice and easy thing to have ready to give.

I created this set of card using the Poetic Petals Digital from Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digital from Hero Arts  which is perfect for these small cards.

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Here are the cards I created. I kept them simple to fit our current challenge.

First, I resized the flowers and printed them onto alcohol marker friendly paper. Then I colored them with my Spectrum Noir Markers (see below for colors). I then fussy cut them out.

Second, I cut 4 pieces of heavy weight white cardstock to 3″ X 8″. Score at 4″. Then, I put a circle color from Distress Oxide ink. (you can use any ink here) that compliments the flowers. This will provide a landing spot for the flowers.

 

Third, I placed foam adhesive behind the flowers and place onto the circle of color. Then, I  added some finishing touches with Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Gold in the center of the flowers and some Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops. Repeat for all cards.  

    

Now you have a full set of cards. Add some mini envelops and place them in a gift card box. You have the perfect hostess gift.

So, stop on over to the shop and pick up this beautiful digital download – I can’t wait to see what you create with it! Have a fantastic crafting day!

Annie

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook?so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Please join us in this month’s “Clean & Simple” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

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a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Annie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Poetic Petals
  • Recollections Heavy Weight Cardstock – White
  • Spectrum Noir Markers(Sunflower: Petals-GY3, GY4 & GY5 Center-EB1, EB2 & EB3) (Poinsettia:Petals-HB1,HB2 & PL3 Center-GY4) (Magnolia:Petals-CT1, IG1 & Blender Center-CT3) (Poppy: Petals-DR1, DR5 & DR7 Center-IG4, IG6 & GY4) ALL Stems – JG5
  • Sakura GellyRoll Metallic Gold Pen
  • Distress Oxides Inks Shaded Lilac, Fossilized Amber, Bundled Sage & Broken China
  • Tonic Studio Nuvo Crystal Drops in Pale Gold
  • Scotch 3M Foam Tape

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Cowboy Adventure

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Hi all, it’s Gwendolyn here and I’m back to showcase the Hero Arts “Cowboy Adventure” stamp set which you can find from the a2z Scrapbooking store. I love this stamp set as I can make masculine cards for graduation, farewell, retirement… or even a birthday card for someone who loves travelling!

Canyon sunset

The idea for this card came from our visit to the Grand Canyon afew years ago when we were doing a family road trip on the Route 66 & I will always remember the sunsets during that trip as they were spectacular!

I started out by blending in Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmelade & Mustard seed distress inks to create my sunset background.  I then stamped in the mountains with Hero Arts Caramel hybrid ink  & coloured them in with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers. The cowboy was stamped in with Hero Arts black ink and to make the large arched rock, I  stamped the arch image twice, fussy cut them, and used the underside of one to create the opposite rock formation. I then trimmed them down so they would fit snugly over the cowboy and adhered them on foam tape so it would give the illusion that the cowboy was behind this rock formation.

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The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped with Versamark clear ink on black card stock and heat embossed with Hero Arts White detail embossing powder. I cut the sentiment strip so that it would resemble mountains too and mounted it on foam tape too.

Well I hope you liked my card and if you would like this stamp set, you can custom order it from the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store. Don’t forget to use my personal code, which you can find below, for a 15% discount for every order over $25!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope YOU never stop exploring!

Gwendolyn

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

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a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Gwendolyn15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts In The Study Clean and Simple

A2Z has a Clean and Simple challenge for September and I thought I’d use the lovely chair in “In the Study” clear stamp set might work out well.   The sentiment on the books worked out well here too.  Nothing goes better with a stuffed chair than a good book or two.  I drew a line under both stamped images to ground them and tie them together.

 

You may be tempted to add something to the white space, but don’t.  My post is at A Bit of This and That.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

Image may contain: flower and text

Please join us in this month’s “Clean & Simple” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts “In the Study” at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • White card stock
  • Zig pens


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Seventh Heaven Digi Duel

Hi, friends, Chark here today with Arlene to duke it out…or duel it out…with each other. We’re both using the Hero Arts digi stamp set called Seventh Heaven. Basically, we each took the digis and made our own projects to pit them against each other. Ka-pow! Just kidding, no DT members were hurt in this duel.

Here are Arlene’s two projects…check her blog for more details. I love how this sun really pops on her backgrounds–they look like swirling clouds, don’t you think?

Arlene’s Supplies:

  • Hero Arts digital kit 7th Heaven at A2Z
  • Hero Arts digital kit Birthday Bash (sentiment) at A2Z
  • Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles
  • QuicKutz Nesting Circle Dies
  • The Paper Studio “Pastel Marble” paper
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Midnight Blue
  • Vagabond die cut machine

And here’s my square card. I looovved the sun in this set and it’s already colored, so using it makes for a fast card. I added a sentiment from the set in the middle of the sun, printed it and adhered it to a square card. I added a ribbon from my stash and I was finished!

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Chark’s Supplies:

• 7th Heaven Digi Stamps

• Ribbon and cardstock from stash

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Want to win this digi set? Just enter our monthly challenge (the link is at the top of the blog) and with a little luck, it’ll come home with you!

Thanks for stopping!

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Color Layering Poinsettia Trio

Happy Sunday everyone,

So glad you stop by.  I am sharing a trio of cards created using the same stamp.

 

As soon as I got my Color Layering Poinsettia Stamp set, I experimented with various color combinations.  The reds one were easier.  But it took me many tries to get the white/yellow ones to my liking.

One of my favorite new supply is the Hero Art Glimmer Metallic Gold Ink.  I diluted it with some water, and use a flat, toothed watercolor brush to draw shimmery gold strips on white card stock.  Then I cut it up and used it on all three cards.  I am quite happy how these turned out.

For more details on each of my cards, hop over to my blog Escape To Stamping.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking challenge september 2018

 

Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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August 2018 Challenge Winners

Hello, crafty friends! Leslie here to announce the Winner and Top 3 from last month’s “Anything Goes” challenge. A huge THANKS to everyone who participated – we sure enjoyed perusing those gorgeous entries! You’ll remember the prize up for grabs was the Hero Arts Constellation Digital Kit!

So, our randomly-chosen winner of the digital kit is…

#36 J. Atterbury Creations

Congrats, J. Atterbury Creations! Please email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to receive your digital kit and your winner’s badge!

And our Top 3 are…

#51 Kathy Schweinfurth

#43 Ashwini Rao
You Make Everything Better

#27 Esther

Congrats to our Top 3! Please email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to receive your Top 3 badge!

Thanks again to all for playing in our challenge last month, and thanks for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking challenge september 2018

 

Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Leslie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more! If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.