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Hero Arts Just Keep Swimming!

Hi!  We have a treat for you – two posts today! Yay!!

If you are looking for Erica’s project, please click Here.  

Now onto Leslie’s post.

Hi everyone! Leslie from Love To Scrap 2 here to share a DT inspiration project with you today, a totally clear acetate card! This is my first one and I’m addicted, lol! I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish stamp set and coordinating Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish Frame Cuts along with the Hero Arts Acetate Note Cards to create my fun encouragement card.

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Acetate is hard to photograph without shadow and glare, but I did the best I could do against a gray background. I stamped two large and two small gold fish and cut them with the coordinating dies. I placed one large and two small gold fish on the front and the other large one on the inside which lines up behind the large one on the front when the card is closed. For every stamped image, I die cut the same shape from white cardstock to place on the back of the acetate to hide the Scor-Tape. I stamped the sentiment and air bubbles in black StazOn ink.

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Here’s a shot of the front with the card opened up almost all the way.

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And here’s a shot of the inside. I added White Blizzard Glitter Drops to all the pieces of seaweed for a little shimmer.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great week coming up!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” 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 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts meow

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a DT inspiration project with you today, a fun split closure tri-fold card featuring the most adorable Hero Arts Purr stamp set and Hero Arts Purr Frame Cuts, along with Hero Arts Intense Black ink and Hero Arts Assorted Gemstones.

Before I get to my project details, quite a few of the Hero Arts stamp sets and dies have sold out recently in the a2z Scrapbooking store and unfortunately these were among them. I work ahead and had this card made prior to these items selling out, but I have good news – you can special order them at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts supplies from a2Z Scrapbooking!

This is my first attempt at this fold and I thoroughly enjoyed myself! I created this card in neutrals, with a black base and brown cardstock layered beneath all the pieces of patterned paper. I embellished the panels with die cuts, stamping and gemstones.

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For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store if you use Hero Arts. 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Caffeine Note Cards (set of 8)

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Hi everyone! Leslie from Love To Scrap 2 here to share a DT inspiration project with you today, a fun set of 8 note cards for a coffee lover that I splattered with water, distressed with ink, and in general made them look somewhat messy. I used the Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digital Kit and a fun time was had by all, lol!

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These were pretty simple to create as all eight are the same. Working in assembly line fashion, I printed eight brown versions of the ‘low battery’ image from the digital kit and fussy them, and put them in a pile. I heavily distressed the edges of the card bases to make them look ‘dirty’ and put them in a pile. Using the Tweed Pattern stencil and dark brown ink, I stenciled several pieces of medium brown cardstock, cut them into smaller pieces and layered them on dark brown cardstock. I adhered those to the fronts of the card bases along with the ‘low battery’ images. I inked the bottom of a red solo cup and ‘stamped’ it onto each card front to resemble a sloppy coffee cup ring, splattered a little water and adhered a few brown sequins.

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That’s it from me today. I hope you have a great week coming up, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie
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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store if you use Hero Arts. 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts merry Christmas

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a DT inspiration project with you today, a festive patchwork Christmas card using several Hero Arts products – merry Stamp & CutClear Embossing Powder and Clear Gemstones. It felt good adding another Christmas card to my stash of cards. My goal again this year is to have all my cards mailed on December 1st!

Before I get to my project details, quite a few Hero Arts stamp sets and dies have sold out in the a2z Scrapbooking store and unfortunately this Stamp & Cut set was one of them. Yep, it happened to me again, lol! I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

I created the patchwork squares with scraps of green and red patterned paper layered on white cardstock. I have a ton of scraps and it always feels good to use some of them up, lol!

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I stacked several white and red ‘merry’ die cuts (on Stick It sheet) with the red showing on the bottom for a shadow effect. I stamped the word “Christmas” beneath the stacked die cuts in green ink and then again in Versamark using the stamp positioner, and embossed it in clear embossing powder. This is a great trick I discovered several years ago when I didn’t have a specific color of embossing powder that I wanted. Wink-wink! I colored a large clear gemstone with a red alcohol marker to use as an embellishment on one of the patchwork squares, and added a strip of tiny red rhinestones from my stash.

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For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “CASE a Designer” 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Oldtimer’s Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a DT inspiration project with you today, a fun 3-D birthday card featuring birthday sentiments for ‘old’ people as well as a pop-up instant one-step camera from back in the day! Remember those?! I used several Hero Arts products – Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set, blessings Stamp & Cut, Intense Black ink, and White Embossing Powder.

Before I get to my project details, quite a few of the Hero Arts stamp sets have sold out recently in the a2z Scrapbooking store and unfortunately the Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set was one of them. I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out. Seems this has been happening to me a lot lately, lol. But I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

The stamped image and sentiments on the front are all from the Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set.

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I stamped a genuine (from the heart) sentiment above the camera from the Hero Arts blessings Stamp & Cut set in Hero Arts Black Intense ink. I went back to the Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set for the sentiment on the ‘instant camera picture’ which I embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I had one of these cameras and I’m pretty sure I chuckled throughout the entire process of making this, lol!

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For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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

 

 

 

Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “CASE a Designer” 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts L-O-V-E

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a DT inspiration project with you today, a shabby chic Valentine created with the amazing Hero Arts Love by Lia and Hero Arts Romeo & Juliet stamp sets. There are lots of layers and lots of ink!

I created the watercolored background with Scarlet and Brilliant Red Brusho powders. I wanted a few red heat-embossed elements and don’t have any red embossing powder, so the L-O-V-E sentiment and three hearts from the Love by Lia stamp set were stamped in Versamark over top of red ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This is an awesome trick you can use to make it appear like you have virtually any color embossing powder!

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I went through a couple ephemera packs and pulled out some elements that I wanted to use, distressed the edges, and started laying them down along with the stamped and embossed elements. When I had them where I wanted them, I started adhering them – some were adhered flat and some have foam tape under them for a little dimension. I splattered watered-down Walnut Stain distress ink over the entire panel and added some Crystal Drops.

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I stamped a sentiment and more hearts from the Romeo & Juliet stamp set on the inside panel, hand-drew a couple wavy lines down the left side and distressed the edges, then layered the panel on black cardstock.

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For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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

 

 

 

Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “CASE a Designer” 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Peacock hello

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share an a2z Scrapbooking DT inspiration project with you today, a pretty all occasion card using the Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock stamp set, Hero Arts Peacock Layering Inks and Versamark. This card could be used for birthday, encouragement or just because. These color layering stamps and accompanying sentiments are amazing! And the layering inks are perfect for our “Bright and Beautiful” challenge this month!

Before I get to my project details, quite a few of the Hero Arts color layering stamp sets have sold out recently in the a2z Scrapbooking store and unfortunately this was one of them. I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

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I created the background by stamping a peacock feather and several swirl designs in Versamark randomly over a piece of green cardstock which I layered on silver mirror cardstock. It’s been a long while since used Versamark as a watermark and I really like the look. Next, for the focal image, I stamped the peacock and simple sentiment on white cardstock, trimmed it and layered it on silver mirror cardstock and then on a navy blue panel with a scallop border on each side. I centered this on the watermark background and then adhered the entire panel to the card base.

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For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie
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

 

 

 

Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Bright & Beautiful” 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Butterflies just flitting by

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share an a2z Scrapbooking DT inspiration project with you today, a clean and simple note card for our “Bright and Beautiful” challenge this month. I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies stamp set along with the Neon Ink Cubes (Blue, Green, Orange, Pink) and Intense Black ink. An inky good time was had by all, lol!

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I stamped the butterfly and sentiment on a small notebook paper die cut and layered it on white fun foam. I did manage to use all four of the Neon inks in the set on this card and got a bonus fifth color of purple on the butterfly by stamping blue over the pink. How cool is that?! Using the direct-to-paper technique, I inked three strips of cardstock in blue, green and orange, and trimmed them in varying widths to adhere diagonally across the bottom half of the card base. I finished the front with some drops of Morning New Crystal Drops which dries clear and gives some awesome texture. I left the inside blank since this is a note card.

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Feel free to visit my blog at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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

 

 

 

Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Bright & Beautiful” 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Water Lilies Thinking of you

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share an a2z Scrapbooking DT inspiration project with you today, a pretty CAS friendship card using the Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies stamp set, Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies Frame CutsVersamark, and Hero Arts Detail Black Embossing Powder.

Before I get to my project details, quite a few of the Hero Arts color layering stamp sets have sold out recently in the a2z Scrapbooking store and unfortunately this was one of them. I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

I stamped the water lily in shades of pink/pinkish-red and several lily pads in shades of green, and cut them all out with the coordinating frame cuts dies. I cut a scalloped frame from gingham paper to go around the outside of the opening matching the colors of ink used to stamp the water lily.

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I adhered several lily pads beneath the water lily (which I popped up on foam pads) inside the opening, along with several sequins, and a couple lily pads on the front. I heat embossed the sentiment in black embossing powder.

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For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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

 

 

 

Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Bright & Beautiful” 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Hydrangea note cards (set of 4)

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share an a2z Scrapbooking DT inspiration project with you today, a gorgeous set of four clean and simple note cards using the Hero Arts Color Layering Hydrangeas stamp setHero Arts Hydrangea Layering inks, Hero Arts Hydrangea Frame Cuts and Hero Arts Intense Black ink.

Before I get to my project details, I want to mention that quite a few of the Hero Arts color layering stamp sets have sold out recently in the a2z Scrapbooking store and unfortunately this was one of them. I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

These cards were super easy. I stamped the hydrangea twice in the light and dark purple inks in the layering ink set, then twice again in the light and dark blue inks (also in the ink set), and cut them all with the coordinating frame cut die. I then stamped four sets of leaves in light and medium green inks, and cut those with the coordinating frame cut dies.

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I used the positive and negative edges from the notebook border die cuts that I used as a strip accent beneath the hydrangeas. The positive edge is what the border is supposed to look like when it’s cut, and the negative edge is what’s leftover – which I turned upside down for a little interest on two of the cards. I added the hydrangeas on top of the strip and then finished the card fronts with random dots of Crystal Drops.

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Feel free to visit my blog at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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

 

 

 

Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Bright & Beautiful” 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.

 

 

 

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.