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How To: Hero Arts Digital Stamps Getting Started

Did you know, a2z scrapbooking is the exclusive retailer for Hero Arts Digital Kits? Digital Stamps make a great addition to your stamping arsenal (and take up a lot less room too). This will be the first in a multi-part series illustrating the many ways to use Hero Arts Digital Kits.

How to purchase & download Hero Arts digitals from our store

This video walks through the process of purchasing our instant download digital files. If you’ve already purchased and downloaded files on Etsy, skip ahead to part 2.

Use Microsoft Word to Print / Color / Cut Digital Stamps

This video goes over how to use Word to print off multiple digital stamp images for coloring / cutting to use on tags, cards, scrapbook pages and more!

 

This covers the very basics of using the Hero Arts Digital Kits available in our Etsy store! Stay tuned for future videos and more in depth tutorials. If you have a particular technique, question, or specific software program you’d like to see featured in an upcoming video, please let us know in the comments below.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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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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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 

 

Hero Arts Holiday Houses Digital Kit
Hero Arts Holiday Houses Digital Kit
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Photoshop Elements
Photoshop Elements
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Microsoft Word 2016 (Office 365)
Microsoft Word 2016 (Office 365)
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Brother Scan N Cut
Brother Scan N Cut
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Silhouette Pix Scan
Silhouette Pix Scan
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Hero Arts Puffer to You


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Birthday Fishes | Hero Arts Puffer for You

Hero Arts Puffer to You

How cute are puffer fish? They’re up there with sea horses on my favorite fish list, all though I don’t think I’ve ever seen a puffed puffer, have you?

I used the new Hero Arts I’m a Puffer for You stamp set to create a a bright and cheery underwater scene. You could totally use a rainbow of non-traditional bright / neon colors for the fish, but I loved the look of the orange yellow so much I went with it for all of them. After I stamped and colored all the puffers where I wanted them I arranged a semi-random pattern of waves and bubbles, before stamping and heat embossing my sentiment on top. To finish I splashed some wink of stella droplets over the whole thing for a glimmering water look. A full list of supplies used can be found below.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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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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 KRISINA15 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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Puffer For You
Hero Arts Puffer For You
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Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
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Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
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Versa Fine Onyx Black
Versa Fine Onyx Black
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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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Hero Arts Killer Messages


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Hero Arts Killer Messages | Ink Blended Scene

Hero Arts Killer Messages

Happy Sunday everyone! If your anywhere near the midwest and getting this heatwave, I know what you’re doing today….. Crafting! I’m all for summer and heat, but 91 and 91% humidity, no thanks.

Anywho, So I got my hands on the new Hero Arts Killer Messages set, this is one I picked mostly for the sentiments. I LOVE the sentiments in this set. The Fonts, The Sayings, To die for (pun intended). It’s one of those that would be great for making a bunch of the same card and just swapping the sentiments, because there is one for every occasion.

For this card, I wanted to get some very subtle waves, but didn’t have any stencils so to start I just cut out a wave pattern on some paper and started randomly ink blending until I liked the look. I was going to leave it at that, but decided to do a sky background so I just hit it with some Lemon Yellow and Orange Soda ink very lightly with my Clarity Brushes. Next, I aligned and stamped by sharks in Hero Arts Intense Blank Ink. Finally, for my sentiment I stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with some Hero Arts White Embossing powder. To finish I look my clear wink of stella and splattered it all over the card front.

Until Next Time…

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 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 within the shop.


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Hero Arts Dress Up | Have a Beautiful Birthday

Hero Arts Dress Up Stamp & Cut

Hi friends, Kristina here with a birthday card using a fun new Hero Arts stamp & cut. I was super excited when I saw this release, how cute is this stamp set?

I love that you get multiple face options depending on your mood, two different girls and a ton of fun sentiments!

For my card I die cut a rectangle postage stamp and stamped my images, then colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I die cut the skirt, and made little folds along the embossed lines made from the die. For my background piece I stamped the Hero Arts Confetti background stamp in Tide Pool ink. After assembling everything together, I mounted it onto a white a2 sized card base, and added some wink of stella fun all over her skirt.

Below I’ve linked all supplies used here, most can be purchased in the a2z scrapbooking store AND hows about 15% off?!? Just use my code KRISTINA15 at checkout on orders of $25+. Looking for something you don’t see in the store? Use the request custom order button to make a special request.

PS – Don’t forget out monthly challenge! You can win a $25 gift card to the store. This months theme is “Sentiment Focus” – We’d love to see what you create, Link Up by the end of the month 🙂

Until next time…

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I Miss You – Hero Arts You’re So Lovely

Hero Arts Miss You Card

Hi Friends! Kristina here today with my favorite card style ‘Clean and Simple’!
I used the Hero Arts “You’re So Lovely” stamp set to create this quick and easily reproducible notecard.
Just switch out the sentiment and you could have a set of versitile cards ready to go.
I love this stamp set because its perfect for all occasions, and has a few different sentiments, but could easily be paired with others.

Don’t forget to share your favorite things via our April Challenge “Getting to Know You”.
Create a project using your favorite Hero Arts projects and link it up by months end for you change to win a $25 gift card!!

 

Supplies

Many of the products used here can be found in the a2z scrapbooking store AND hows about 15% off?
Use my discount code KRISTINA15 for 15% off your order of $25+.
Psst…. The Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Set is on sale right now!!!!

 

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Hero Arts Color Layering Fuschia


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With Sympathy | Hero Arts Color Layering Fuchsia

Hero Arts Color Layering Fuschia

Hi Everyone! Kristina here today playing with the new Hero Arts Color Layering Fuschia. These are up there with one of my favorite flowers. We get several hanging baskets of them each year, the colors are gorgeous and the hummingbirds eat them up! I debated doing a card with just a bunch of them cascading down from the top, which I think would be really pretty, but for today went with something a little cleaner.

I started with a white cardstock panel & used my clarity brush to blend on an ombre of purple inks, and then trimmed down with a rectangle die. For the fuschias, I die cut a circle and did my stamping directly onto it before adhering to the panel with 3d foam. For my sentiment I die cut one last piece, and stamped/embossing in white. Attach everything to a card base and there you have it!

CHALLENGE

For this month’s challenge we want to get to know you! Show us your projects featuring your favorite Hero Arts products! You have until the end of the month, and the chance at a $25 gift card to the store!

 

 

 

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Hero Arts Color Layering Fuschia

You can get this set and more in the a2z scrapbooking store! We have a wide array of Hero Arts products and more AND how about a discount? Use my code KRISTINA15 for 15% off your order of $25 or more! All products used today are linked below 🙂

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Hero Arts Color Layering Hydrangea


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Spring Floral Card | Hero Arts Color Layering Hydrangea

Hero Arts Color Layering Hydrangea

Hi Friends! Kristina here from LiveLoveLaughScrap finally playing with some of the new Hero Arts color layering stamps {{My fav}}. I love Hydrangeas so I knew I for sure had to get this stamp set. I wanted a very pastel looking springy card, so I stamped the base in 3 common hydrangea colors, and just layered it with white pigment ink. It give just enough to give that dimension while still looking natural.

CHALLENGE

Don’t forget there are a few days left to play in our Monthly Challenge which is all about Stencils!

BONUS GIVEAWAY

During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

SHOP THE STORE

All of my supplies are linked below, many can be purchased at the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my coupon code KRISTINA15

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Hero Arts Digital Words of Love


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Last Minute Valentines w/ Hero Arts Digitals

Hero Arts Digital Words of Love

Hi Friends! Kristina here from LiveLoveLaughScrap I have a quick and simple mostly digital Valentines Day card for you today using Hero Arts Words of Love digital. Sometimes time just gets away from you and you need a quick and easy card to send out it in a jiffy, and this is it! Easily mass produced and ready to embellish > send.

The digital kit comes with both brushes and image files. I choose the brushes and created an Ombre background with the little candy hearts. I started with a pinky color and just slid down the color wheel, darker on each line.
To finish, I used another one of the brush files for my sentiment. Printed this baby off, trimmed it down, and embellished with some sequins!

Find these and other Hero Arts Digital Stamps in the a2z scrapbooking store AND enjoy 15% off your purchase of $25 or more using my discount code KRISTINA15 – Also, be sure to enter into our monthly challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card!! This month, is all things Red!! Any Shade of Red!

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Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflu


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Stretch your Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps

Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflu

Hi Friends! Kristina here playing with my new set of Hero Arts Color Layering Butterfly Stamps. I decided instead of layering I wanted something a little more bold, but simple, so I only used the background layer of one of the butterflies to repeatedly stamp assorted color butterflies in Hero Arts Dye Inks. I used the same ink colors and my new Clarity Brushes to color a strip of trimmed off paper the same colors as the butterflies, and used that to line the edge of the card after mounting on some glitter paper. Popped on a sentiment, and there you have it!

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If you haven’t already, don’t forget to link up with this months challenge ANYTHING GOES for you change at $25 gift card to the a2z scrapbooking store!! While there, use my discount KRISTINA15 for 15% off your order of $25+

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Hero Arts Color Layering Bird


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Hero Arts Color Layering Bird – Handmade Birthday Card

Hero Arts Color Layering Bird

Happy Tuesday friends! Kristina here. Today I’m playing with the Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and Branch I needed a masculine birthday card, and thought Mr. Birdie would fit the bill. I really wanted to use the sentiment “Whats the word Bird” but needed it to be a birthday card, so I hand wrote the rest in. I could have also used a digital stamp or typed/printed. I like that the set comes with a few different options for the branch (Leaves vs Flowers) so you could easily make the a feminine card as well. My original plan was just a simple one layer card, but I decided it was a little too CAS for me, so I grabbed a postage stamp die and ran the finished card through my die cutting machine, followed by cutting 3 additional squares of the same die to pop it up.

I went with some blue inks from the Lia collection, but I think you could get some crazy fun birds mixing up the colors with some of the Hero Arts layering specific ink cubes

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Easy Peasy right?! Now, don’t forget we have our monthly challenge going on. This month is everyone’s favorite, ANYTHING GOES, just grab your Hero Arts supplies and link up for your chance at a $25 gift card to the store!

All supplies used here are linked below, most can be purchased at the a2z scrapbooking store and good news, you can get 15% off with my discount code KRISTINA15 { minimum $25 purchase }

Until next time…

 

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