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One Layer Card With Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal

Hello everyone… Helen is here. Today I am sharing a quick way to create CAS – One Layer Card.

Color Layering stamp sets are my favorite from Hero Arts. I often stretch the use of these stamp sets, like the Color Layering Cardinal stamp set. It is a Holiday stamp set, but I use this set for everyday card, such as thank you card.

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I pair the Cardinal Color Layering stamp set with Thanks Stamp & Cut set to create this CAS – One Layer Thank You Card.

I stamped the all the image on a watercolor paper with archival ink pads and then I added some soft light blue to create a sky background. Then I decided to add some glitter with my glitter brush on all over the surface.

Check out the glitter and shiny on the card… don’t you love it? 🙂

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Have you played along with the February Challenge? Our new challenge this month is “Any Shade of Red”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project and use some shade/shades of red. By linking up you project here, you have chances to win the $25 gift certificate to the store.

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a2z Scrapbooking store just added lots of new Hero Arts products! Check them all at the store and if you do not see something that you look for, you can put a custom order. And get extra 15% OFF by using this code: Helen15 for every $25 or more order!

I hope you all can enjoy a taste of Spring from my card today. THANK YOU so much for visiting today.

HAVE A FABULOUS SUNDAY!

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Hero Arts: You Make My Heart Flutter

Hello everyone… Helen is here. Valentine’s Day is 11 days away and today I would love to share with a quick clean-and-simple Valentine’s Day card with shade of red inks and cardstocks.

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I cut out some shade of red cardstock for the background mat in 5″ x 3.75″ and the frame mat in 3.5″ x 3.5″. And then I cut out the white cardstock for the butterfly and sentiment in 3″ x 3″.

On my card I use Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies. Color Layering sets from Hero Arts are one of my favorites!

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I stamped one of the butterflies on a white square cardstocks using my stamping tool for better lining up position 🙂 I used the shade of red ink cubes that come from one of the Hero Arts Monthly kit and a black archival ink pad. Then I added some glitter on it with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush.

then I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the butterfly with the darkest red ink cube.

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Done with stamping them all, I added them on the darkest red cardstock mat with adhesive runner. Then I added them on the background mat with adhesive runner, too.

I wrapped around some natural white twine around the background mat and then added the whole finished panel on the white card base with 3D foam tape.

I made these 2 Valentine’s Day cards with this Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies for my 2 daughters 🙂

Our February Challenge is all about shade of red. Come and play along with us using any Hero Arts products on your projects to be eligible to win the $25 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store!

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a2z Scrapbooking Store has lots of Hero Arts products that you will love! I also have 15% off code for you to use when you put an order of $25 or more. You can use this code: Helen15 when you check out. And the $25 Mystery Box is still available for you to grab! This is an amazing deal to grab a box filled with $75 valued supplies only for $25. Check the details here.

Hope you all are inspired to make your own Valentine’s Day cards today. Thank You so much for visiting us today and have fabulous day!

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Stretching Your Hero Arts Holiday Stamp and Dies

Hello everyone…Helen is here today. Christmas has passed and we ended up with lots of new Holiday themed stamps and dies. Today, I would love to share with you an idea you can stretch your Hero Arts Holiday stamps and dies to make non-Holiday cards.

There are many of Hero Arts Holiday stamps have sentiments that can be used on any occasion like the Peace stamp and cut that I used today on my card.

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My card today is also a mixed media card. I use the heat-embossing resist and watercoloring with Color Bursts on this card.

To create the background I heat-embossed the Hero Arts – Vintage Rose Stem with Versamark ink pad and white embossing powder on a piece of watercolor paper. Then I heat set it with my craft heater.

I sprayed some water mixed with Perfect Pearl powder on the paper and sprinklde the color burst powder on it. I dried in between adding colors until I was happy 🙂 Then on my craft mat, I sprinkled some of the Fuchsia, Lime Green, Orchid and Turquoise and sprayed with water to make watercolor paint. I painted the flowers and leaves with them.

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Then I dried the whole panel with my craft heater. I stamped the Peace sentiment from Peace stamp & cut set on a piece of vellum with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, sprinkled some clear embossing powder, then heat set it with craft heater.

I used black cardstock for the card base. Using lots of adhesive on the back of the watercolored panel, I added it on the card base, then I wrapped the vellum around the card using vellum adhesive.

I finished the card with some pearl gems.

I hope this will give you and idea that you can actually use your Holiday stamps for non-Holiday cards 🙂

a2z Scrapbooking store carries variety of Hero Arts products, including the ones I used on this project today. You can always send a special or custom request to the owner through the store message when you do not see any Hero Arts products that you like. They will get it for you. Also, you will find lots of on SALE/Retiring right now and get extra 15% more of your order of $25 or more (exclude shipping) by using this code: Helen15 (copy paste the code, sensitive case).

THANKS a lot for visiting me today and you all have a fabulous day!


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Hero Arts Digital Kit: Clean and Simple Thank You Cards

Good morning everyone! Helen is here today would like to share with you some clean and simple thank you cards.

Beside Birthday Cards, Thank You cards are the most needed to be in my stash. There is always a need for thank you card. So creating a batch of cards, the Clean-and-Simple is my to-go style 🙂

I created these 4 Thank You cards with the Hero Arts Bright Blossoms Printable Digital Kit (PT003).

To create this card is very simple. Here are the steps that I did:

  1. Open the digital images on any software you have that can upen JPEG format.
  2. Resize the images to what you like. I did the images in between 3.5″ – 4″ wide.
  3. Print the images on White Cardstock. I arranged them to be fit in A2 size cards.
  4. Then Cut them out as you desire.
  5. Color them with any coloring medium. You need to let them dry completely if you want to use Watercolor paint, or any Alcohol Markers.

I printed the pictures a day before and let them dried over night. And I colored my cards with Watercolor paints, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, and ShinHan Alcohol Markers.

I added some splatters on the card with some Black Pearlescents paint.

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For the sentiment, I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiments from Hero Arts Thanks – Stamp & Cuts set on the vellum paper strips and added them on the card by wrapping it around the white panel. Then I added the white panel on the black card base.

That’s my CAS cards today. I hope you all are inspired to create more handmade cards and send them out to spread the love and joy!

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Do not forget you still have time to join our January Challenge – Anything Goes with Hero Arts stamps and dies! You can link up your projects here to enter to win the prize! Please read the challenge rules here so your project will be eligible to enter.

Check out a2z Scrapbooking stores for Hero Arts products, your crafting supplies and even SALE items. And get 15% OFF on your purchases of $25 or more (excluded shipping) by using this code: Helen15

THANK YOU so much for visiting me today and have fabulous day!

DIY Gift Basket with Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes stamp set


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Last Minute Gifts with Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes Stamp Set

Hello every one… Helen is here today would love to share with you last minute gift ideas that you can create with Hero Arts Stamp Set.

Today, I am using the Vintage Christmas Wishes stamp set on both of my projects: Gift Basket and Mug Gift set.

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First is the gift basket. I stamped the snowman from Vintage Christmas Wishes stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black on white tissue paper. And I stamped the tree from the same stamp set on the cover of the kraft note pad.

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I used the stamped tissue paper to decorate the base of the gift basket and I filled it with note book, gel pens and post it notes. This gift is perfect for a teacher 🙂

DIY Mug Gift with Hero Arts - Vintage Christmas Wishes stamp set

On my second gift, I stamped the tree from Vintage Christmas Wishes stamp set on white ceramic mug with StazOn brown ink. Before I stamp the image, I cleaned the mug with alcohol wipes to remove any grease on it then I stamped it on the three sides of the mug.

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I used the other stamped tissue paper to decorate this mug, too, and I filled it with hot cocoa and some candy cane candies. This would be a great gift for teacher, school bus driver, friend, or even your kids 🙂

Our December Challenge – Anything But Cards is still open until December 31st. You need to create any projects but cards using any Hero Arts products and link up your project here to be eligible to enter to win the $25 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store

The Vintage Christmas Wishes stamp set is on SALE not at a2z Scrapbooking Store. And there are lots on sale right now that you can save on crafting supplies. The $25 Mystery Box is also still available until December 24th. Also, you can save 15% more of your $25 or more order by using this code: Helen15 when you check out (exclude shipping). If you cannot find any Hero Arts products at a2z Scrapbooking Store, you can always send a custom request.

So, I hope these gifts can give you ideas for last minute gifts that you can make with your stamping supplies. THANK YOU so much for visiting and have a fabulous day!

a2z Scrapbooking: Christmas Cards with Hero Arts Digital Kit


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Quick Christmas Cards with Hero Arts Digital Kit

Hello everyone! Helen is here today would like to share you an idea how to making Christmas cards at last minute crafting project.

It is 22 Days until Christmas day and you might need more Christmas cards at last minute. I do need more extra cards in this last minute 😀 So I made these 4 cards in a jiffy using Hero Arts Christmas digital kits.

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On this cards today I am using the Hero Arts Winter Forest Digital Kit DK021 for the background. I open the file on my Silhouette Studio software. But you can use any program that can open a pdf file, including Microsoft Word will work. Then I resize to fit on A2 size card. I got 4 bakcgrounds on 8.2 x 11 White Cardstock, on time printing.

Then I did the same thing with the sentiment from Hero Arts Merry & Bright Flourish Tag Digital Kit DK022 and I cut out into banners.

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I also use the Peace Stamp & Cuts set for a quick sentiments on the other cards. I simply cut them out with white cardstock and dabbed the red ink all over them to give some rustic look.

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I finished these cards with some glitter glue and stickles for extra shine on them.

I hope this can inspire you to create cards for this jolly Holiday!

Check out all the Hero Arts Digital Kits on a2z Scrapbook Store and there are SALE going on for the Mystery Box! You can get a box filled with $75-retail value goodies with only pay for $25! Even more, you can get extra 15% OFF your $25 order or more by using this code: Helen15 . Or you can go with the Free Domestic Shipping on $50 or more by using this code: FreeShipping16, along with a free gift for all orders $50 and over! And you want to check the SALE/RETIRED section for more good deals on crafting supplies!

THANK YOU so much for visiting today and have a fabulous day!

helena2zscrapbooking


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Hero Arts Peace Stamp & Cut Die Two Ways

Hi everyone! Helen is here today would like to share with you a quick and fun way creating more than 1 cards with just 1 stamp & cut die set. On my cards today, I used the Hero Arts – Peace Stamp & Cut Die set.

Hero Arts Two Way With Peace Stamp and Cuts Set

I used A2 white cards for the base. First I cut out a piece of patterned paper that will fit on 1 card. I added the die at one the patterned paper where I wanted it to be on this card, then run it through my die cutting machine. With this technique, I had a positive die cut and negative die cut from that patterned paper.

Next step is to create the card using the positive and negative die cuts. I often go with clean-and-simple when it comes to mass-producing cards. So after I added the die cuts, stamping and embossing the sentiments, I simply added some embellishments on the cards. You can use any gems an/or twines on cards to embellish them.

During this season, I am making lots of Holiday cards for friends and families. And for me, I make batch of cards from 1 stamp set, or/and with matching die cut set. One of my favorite sets are Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Die sets. They are sets that including stamps and matching dies. You find them here at the a2z Store. And get 15% OFF for your order of $25 or more by adding this code Helen15 when you checkout. If you do not see any Hero Arts products that you’d like to buy, you can custom order it through a2z Store!

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Our November Challenge is all about Embellishments, so I hope these cards today can be an inspiration for you to create projects and link up at our challenge. By linking up, you can win a $25 gift card to the a2z Store.

THANK YOU for visiting today and have a fabulous day!

helena2zscrapbooking


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Hero Arts: Happy Thanksgiving Mixed Media Card

Hello crafty friends, Helen is here 🙂 It is November and Thanksgiving is almost here. Today, I would like to share with you a Thanksgiving card.

Hero Arts: Happy Thanksgiving Mixed Media Card

I am using the Hero Arts – Color Layering Grateful Leaves stamp set. This stamp set is beautiful and I cannot stop making cards with them 🙂

I did some experiment with alcohol inks and glossy paper. After mixing colors, I ended up with some fun background. I used one of them as my background today.

I stamped the maple leaf randomly on the background panel with archival black ink. Archival works the best on non-porous and glossy paper. After that, I used my craft heater to dry the panel well and then added it on the white A2 cardbase with a lot of adhesive runner.

For the sentiment, I cut a strip out of watercolor paper, added some color wash with Spectrum Noi Aqua markers, and stamped the sentiment from the same staml set with Archival black ink. I embellished the sentiment strip with some natural twine and added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

I finished the card with some orange gems to match the Fall color combo on this card.

I hope this card inspire you to create today. When you create a card or any project with embellishments,  link it up with our November Challenge – Embellish It. By linking up, you have a chance to win a $25 gift card to the a2z store!

And if you need crafting supplies and Hero Arts products, check out a2z Scrapbooking Store. Use the code Helen15 to get 15% Off when you put an order of $25 or more. If you cannot find any Hero Arts products that you would like to buy at the store, you can send a request from the store for custom order.

THANK YOU for visiting today and have a fabulous day!

helena2zscrapbooking


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1 Stamp Set, 1 Design, 2 Cards

Hello Crafty friends, it is Helen here today would love to share with you my cards using 1 stamp set and 1 design, but 2 different cards. Today, I am using the Color Layering – Deer stamp, from the new Holiday 2016 Catalogue.

On this first card, I stamped the Deer on a white cardstock with Distress Mini Ink Pad set 3, and then fussy cut it. But you always  can cut it out with the matching frame die set. Then I added it on the card with wood embossed background with 3D foam tape for some dimensional. I heat-embossed the sentiment on a black cardstock and then added it on the card with 3D foam tape. I added a piece of gold glitter ribbon for extra accent on this CAS card.

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On the second card, it is simply watercolored, CAS and one layer card. For the card base, I used Canson Watercolor paper 140 lbs. And I stamped the deer with Distress Mini Ink Pad Set 3 and sprayed little bit of water on the inked stamp every time I stamped to create the faux – watercolor look on the deer.

And then I added some Broken China distress ink with wet brush to create the sky, and added some Vintage Photo distress ink with wet brush for the ground where the deer sit on. I used my craft heat gun to dry the panel completely before stamping.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black and I added some leaves around the deer that I stamped with the new Hero Arts – Ombre Autum Ink Pad.

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On both cards, I only use 1 stamp set and 1 design. Also, with Color Layering stamp sets, you can create gorgeous depth of colors and dimension to the image even though it is a one-layer card.

So, check out all the Color Layering stamp sets and their matching frame die sets at a2z Scrapbooking store. You can get 15% OFF your order of $25 when you use this code Helen15 at check out.

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Also, come and play along with our October Challenge – Layer it to win a $25 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking store!

THANKS for visiting today and have a fabulous day!

helena2zscrapbooking

 


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Hero Arts: Mixed Media Thank You Card

Good morning, Helen’s here today would love to share with you a mixed media card using Hero Arts stencil, stamps and die cuts.

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I created the background with one of the Petals Stencil Pair and Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate. I added some gold acrylic paint on the plate, spread it with rubber brayer, added the stencil and added the cardstock on top of it. I rubbed it gently all over so that the paint would transfer evenly. And then lifted it up and set aside to dry. Acrylic paints dries quickly. Once the panel dried well, I die cut it with one of the Fancy Frame dies (Craftin Desert Divas).

I stamped some of the leaves from the Color Layering Grateful for You Leaves Clear Stamp with some fall color inks (CTMH), and then die-cut them with the matching Layering Grateful Leaves Frame Cut Dies. Then I die-cut the word thanks 4 times from Thanks Stamp & Cut and I stacked them together and glued them with glue pen.

Once I have everything ready, I put them together on the card 🙂 First the gelli printed background, then I arranged the leaves and glued them on the card, added the stacked die-cut sentiment, and I finished the card with some gold sequins.

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I hope you are inspired to create a project and play along with our October challenge- Layer It. You can add you project here and by linking up, you have a chance to win a $25 gift card to a2z Scrapbooking store.

If you need any Hero Arts stamps, frame dies, stencils, cardstock, cards, and other supplies, visit a2z Scrapbooking store and get 15% OFF when you put an order of $25 and more (exclude shipping) by using this code: Helen15.

Thanks a bunch for visiting today. Have a fabulous day!

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