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Hero Arts Love Swirls Stenciled Wedding & Anniversary

Hello there,

July’s challenge theme – Sparkle & Shine prompts me to think of weddings and anniversaries.   And I am using this stencil, Hero Arts Love Swirls Stencil today.

Isn’t it lovely?  Now let’s take a look of my projects.

First up I made a CAS wedding card.  The pattern of the stencils reminds me of a bride’s veil, or it could be some details on a wedding dress.  So I went ahead and align the stencil on a white card base so that only half is on the card.  I masked the necessary areas and spread a light modeling paste over the stencil, lifted the stencil and sprinkled Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over the paste right away so they would adhere.  After it dried I furbish the glitter by rubbing the stenciled area.  And shake off the excess glitter.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment in Brass.

Next I created an anniversary card.  I used an inking tool and inked only parts of the stencil.  I did one side first then move the stencil to the opposite side and repeated the process.  Then the sentiment is stamped in black and clear heat embossed.

Next I masked the stenciled area and the sentiment, and splatter the middle section with Glimmer Metallic Gold Ink.

Both cards are one layer, so very mailing friendly!  🙂  Btw, the Love Swirls stencil is on sale right now, It’s 50% off the regular price.  Get yours today.

Now it’s your turn to make something Sparkly and Shinny and play along our July Challenge.  Scroll down to get the details.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

JulyPlease join us in this month’s “Sparkle & Shine” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut Celebration

Happy Sunday!!

 

The sun is shining and that’s all the reason I need to celebrate!!  😀

I bake a cake and I want to make it festive when I serve it.  So I created a tiny banner using several small images from Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut set.

 

 

I think this project is really self explanatory, so I will skip the details.

Next up I used the same idea and add a banner to my very festive journal pages.  The page is stamp with Hero Arts Sweet Sprinkles Cling stamp.  I inked it with various distress ink and spritz with Perfect Pearl solution, then stamp in my journaling book.  After everything dried, I adhere my banner on top.  Such a festive and colorful page, don’t you think?

 

Now it’s your turn, grab your stamps and bring it “outside the box”!  *wink wink!

Enjoy the rest of the day and hope you’d find time to craft.  Looking forward to seeing your creations that’s not a card in the June Challenge gallery!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking june challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything but a Card” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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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Product Spotlight – Hero Arts Swans and Cattails & Layering Swan

Hi everyone!

Cindy here back with another Product Spotlight post.  Today let’s take a look of these two lovely sets.

Swans and Cattails                                                           Color Layering Swan

Here’s some gorgeous projects with these two sets.

 

 

 

 

 

I also think these sets would be great for a summer layout, or wedding cards, or theme party invitations.  Do you have a special project in mind with them.  Get them soon.  Grab the discount code below!  🙂

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking june challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything but a Card” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 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 Everything Smiles Color Swatches

Hello,

 

Cindy here to share a few fun projects, color swatches, skinny bookmarks and lunch box message tags.  I am inspired by this month’s challenge – Anything But a Card.

It’s been a while since I last documented my inks.  So I decided it’s time, but instead of using one stamp, I used Hero Arts Everything Smile Stamp and Cut set.

 

The small stamps are perfect for the ombre ink pads, they fit onto the different strip of ink.  Here’s look of all the swatches before I put them in the book ring.

 

For my next project, I made skinny bookmarks?  Okay I know lots of people are reading on-line, but still books are all around us, and I’d bet some of you want book mark your favorite chapter!  Also I personally like to bookmark my ‘go-to’ recipes in my cook books and magazines.  (Yes I admit I have a tough time parting with my magazines).  Alright, enough babbling, here they are:

Btw why skinny bookmarks you ask?  Well it’s less likely to fall out (in my opinion)!!  The two on the left I stamped in black and colored with watercolors and coloring pencils.  The last one I stamped in color and left it CAS.

Do you see the green light bulb?  Yeah my paper moved and the second stamping is off set.  So I added hand drew some lines and wrote the word ‘ding’ to made it a ‘light bulb’ moment.   😀

For the last project I made some small lunch box message tags.  The larger speech bubble die from the Everything Smile Stamp and Cut set (I think) is perfect for this purpose.  Imagine what a delight to find a speech bubble tag that says ‘Enjoy’ in your lunch box/bag?!  🙂

 

I added a little special touch on each of the tags, the apples got glittered cheeks.  The cup cake frosting is coated with Sprinkle Sugar and extra sprinkle of diamond glitter powder.  The heart is coated with glossy accept so it’s more ‘puffy’ (if you would).

You made all the way to the end!!  Thanks for reading this far.  I hope I’ve inspired you to pick up your favorite stamps and join in our June challenge.  Scroll down to get the details.  Happy crafting!!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking june challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything but a Card” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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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Product Spotlight – Hero Arts Color Layering Rooster

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Just a reminder that many items are back into the a2z store.  For example this wonderful set, Color Layering Rooster.

Want some inspiration?  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

examples from 2017 Hero Arts Catalog

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking june challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything but a Card” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 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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Guest Designer June 2019

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to introduce our June Guest Designer, Amy Tsuruta.  Here’s a brief bio of Amy.


 

I started ‘seriously’ crafting in 2003. For some reason I signed up to be my son’s Co-op Preschool Scrapbook Coordinator. At that point, I hadn’t even scrapbooked yet. I’m happy to say that we still have that scrapbook. I started my Splitcoaststampers Gallery in 2005. I remember seeing blogs and became curious about them. I started mine in 2007. I didn’t start my IG account until April 2015. I was holding out because I didn’t think I could swing the time commitment. I still feel that way but try my best in keeping up with everything. I feel so fortunate to be a part of this awesome papercrafting community.

 


Now let’s hear from her:


Hi everyone!  It’s Amy Tsuruta and I’m thrilled to be guesting today for the a2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge – Anything but a Card.
 
I designed a tag duo especially for today.

 

My first tag features the Cardinal Stamp & Cut.  I used the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies.  The stamped woodgrain is an older Hero Arts wood mount background stamp.

 

 
I recently bought a top and matching cardi that had their tags attached by the pins I used today on my tags.   The cardinal sentiment has been heat embossed in white.
My second circular tag features the Alpaca Stamp & Cut.  I loaded this one up with a bunch of images.

 

 
I can’t wait to see how you’re inspired by this month’s challenge!
 
A big shout out to a2zscrapbooking for the invite!

Aren’t these tags darling?  Thank you so much for taking the time to Guest Design for us Amy!!

To see more of Amy’s art, please visit her blog: Tsuruta Designs.  You can also find her on instagram

 

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

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking june challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything but a Card” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 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 Hanging Nasturtium

Hello,

Cindy here to share a CAS card featuring Hero Arts Nasturtium.  I combined it with a planter from the Stamp Your Own  succulent, and hand drawn some strings to make a hanging Nasturtium planter.

 

I could have just stamped the Nasturtium, mask it before stamping the planter.  But I wanted some dimension, but I don’t have the die cut for the Nasturtium.  So I did partial hand cut of the lower blooms and tugged the planter underneath.

The planter I stamped twice, once on white card stock and watercolored, and another time silver heat embossed on vellum.  I hand cut the watercolored planter closely; but when cutting the vellum one I left some space all around; then creased all the sides and wrapped the watercolored piece inside.  This way it looks like a glass planter with soil inside.  And I used my creative license to hand draw some extra stems to connect the Nasturtium image and the planter.

There’s still plenty time to join in and play along our May Flowers challenge.  Scroll down to get the details.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

a2z scrapbooking may challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “May Flowers” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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.

 

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Florals Nasturtium
  • Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Succulents
  • Watercolors
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Silver Gel Pen

 

 


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Guest Designer May 2019

Hello there,

We are very please to present our May Guest Designer, Ilina Grouse.   She is a former a2z DT and is currently on several design teams including Hero Arts.  I bet you’ve been inspired by her work just like I have.  Let’s hear from her and see what she created for us today.


Hi everyone,

I am honored to be a guest designer for A2ZScrapbooking this month. This month’s challenge is flowers, so I used the Color Layering TIger Lily set and dies, Peonies stamp set and the new Flower Garden Fancy dies.

To make my card I started by stamping the Tiger Lilies using Soft Pink, Bubble Gum and Raspberry Jam ink pads, next I die cut them using the coordinating dies. Set them aside.
Die cut the Flower Garden fancy die using Pitch Black card stock. Stamp sentiment from Peonies set in Versamark on Pitch Black card stock and emboss in white. Cut to size.
Assemble the elements onto top folding note card made from Pitch black card stock. Once done add pink Nuvo Drops to finish off the card.


Thank you so much for taking time to create for us Ilina.  This card is just amazing.  To see more of Ilina’s beautiful work, hop over to her blog: Creativity Within.  Or connect with her on Facebook.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking may challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “May Flowers” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

  • Color Layering TIger Lily set and dies
  • Peonies stamp set
  • Flower Garden Fancy dies


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Hero Arts Bright Blossoms Tea Cup

Hello,

 

I am inspired by both our May challenge theme (May Flowers) and the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers’ Bloghop to create this Get Well card.

The flower is printed using Hero Arts Bright Blossoms digi kit on heavy card stock, and watercolored, and then hand cut.  The tea cup is die cut using Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity Dies.  It looks like there is a shadow on the cup right?  It is achieved by die cutting another cup using grey card stock and I glued the pattern one slightly offset.  🙂

 

My background has some subtle dry embossing on it, and the sentiment is just stamped in black.

Thanks for checking out my card.  I look forward to see your creation in our challenge gallery!

cindya2zscrapbooking

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

a2z scrapbooking may challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “May Flowers” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Bright Blossoms Digi Kit
  • Hero Arts Nesting Teacup Infinity Dies
  • Hero Arts Long Leaves Stencil
  • Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set
  • Black glaze pen
  • Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)

 

 


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Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Hi all coffee/tea/hot coco lovers!!

Welcome to our stop of the 2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  We are happy to return to be a Super Sponsor for this wonderful hop.

Arlene has created this fun card featuring the Sugartree Stamps Hug In A Mug digi stamp.

You can find more details of Arlene’s card on her blog: A Bit Of This And That.

Our other DT members also created some awesome inspirations for you.  Hop over to take a look.

Annie

Cindy

A2z is giving away a $20 gift card to the a2z Etsy store.  For a chance to win, create a new Spring/Summer theme coffee/tea/hot cocoa paper craft project and link up at the Coffee Loving Cardmaker’s blog post.  Winner will be announced on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Blog after the hop finishes.  Have a look out for it.

Now it’s your turn.  Feel free to in-cooperate our May challenge theme: May Flowers into your project, and play along the a2z May Challenge.  For more details, scroll down.  🙂

 

Happy crafting and happy hopping!!

cindya2zscrapbooking

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

a2z scrapbooking may challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “May Flowers” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.