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Wonderful Stamp & Cut with Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut

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Hi there, it’s Angie here today sharing a some inspiration for our August “Bright and Beautiful” Challenge at a2z scrapbooking blog!

I used some new supplies for this card:  Hero Arts Wonderful Stamp and Cut, and Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut.  I love Hero Arts Stamp and Cut sets because they have a good price and are very versatile.  I stamped the ornaments in 3 bright colors of Gina K Designs ink, then added silver glitter pen to the ornament hooks at the top and for the strings, then I added Nuvo glitter drops to each ornament.  I die cut the wonderful word from white card stock (I first put Stick It Adhesive on the back), and then I put it on a black border so it would pop off the white card panel more.  Then, of course, I got a tiny spot of ink where I didn’t want it – so I pulled out my Tombow Mono Sand Eraser to the rescue!  I love that eraser and I use it a LOT!!!   The sentiment is from the “Wonderful” set, the 2 borders were cut with a die from Poppy Stamps and the corners at the top were rounded with a corner rounder.  Card stock used was from Gina K Designs.

Scroll down for links to all the products I used for my card.

Don’t forget to use code Angie15 when ordering these new stamp and cut sets! (spend $25 or more to use code)

Here are a few more views:

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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.

 

 

 

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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 Angie15 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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Asian Flower Stencil, Love Little Heart & You’re So Lovely from Hero Arts

     

Hi there, it’s Angie here today with a couple of fun cards for you!

I think I really have a thing for stencils so today I used a stencil and stamp combination technique.

I used the stencil with some inks and then moved it over slightly and inked it again in different colors, to give it a different look.  Then I stamped the tiny stars and hearts in the center of each Asian flower.

I used:  Hero Arts Bold Asian Flower Stencil, Distress inks, Gina K heavyweight card stock,  Hero Arts You’re So Lovely stamp set (for the hello), and the Hero Arts Love Little Heart stamp (Love sentiment),  From my stash I used some star dies, a scalloped stitched rectangle die,  and a few tiny heart and star stamps.

Hope you enter a project in the Anything Goes Challenge this month at a2zscrapbooking!

There’s one day left!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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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 Angie15 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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Kitchen Silhouettes & Cooking Fun Gift Card

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Hi everyone, it’s Angie today and I have a fun extra large sized card to share with you today.  I used two digital sets for this card:  Kitchen Silhouettes and Cooking Fun.  Both sets are available exclusively at a2zscrapbooking store!

Also now available in the store is  Gina K Designs Premium card stock.  If you haven’t tried this card stock you are missing out!  It’s available in the store and it’s 120 lb. weight and just as smooth and creamy as you can possibly imagine!

I wanted to make a card with a restaurant gift card inside, so I could write more on the inside since gift card holders are usually too small to write on.  So I used the Thank You stamp set from a Hero Arts Kit – set that also had the add-on gift card die from a Hero Arts kit a few months ago.  There was also a die that came with the set.  Here’s a link to the Thank You die-cut that matches the stamp set.

This card is 6″ by 6″.  I put the blue silhouette background digi stamp in MS Word and added the Bon Appetit from the Kitchen Fun set, on top of the background.  Then I cut it out with a large square postage stamp die from my stash.  I matted it on black card stock, then added it to some patterned paper from my stash.  If you scroll down you can see the inside of the card where the gift card holder is and also the matching envelope I made.  Since this card was an odd size, I knew I would have to make the envelope to fit it!

What a fast card!  Digital stamps are especially great when you are in a hurry!  I think I will be using these fun cooking/kitchen digital stamps a lot, especially for when I give homemade goodies away, or invite friends over for dinner!

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Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

 

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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 Angie15 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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Asian Flower Stencil with Layering Daisy, Ombre Ink, & You’re So Lovely

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Hi, it’s Angie here with two fun cards made with Hero Arts products!

First I started with  Gina K Designs Premium card stock.  If you haven’t tried this card stock you are missing out!  It’s available in the store and it’s 120 lb. weight and just as smooth and creamy as you can possibly imagine!

I used ombre ink and an ink dauber with the stencil to make this cool background, then cut the daisy out of the center.  I cut a white and black one two so I could insert it into the bigger flower die opening.  The sentiment was heat embossed and popped up on the flower petals.  My complete list of supplies is 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.

 

 

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 Angie15 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.

 

 

 

 

e0c10-angie


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Unicorn Stamp & Cut w/ Deco Pattern Stencil

 

Hi there, it’s Angie with a fun unicorn card made with new Hero Arts products!

I used the Hero Arts Deco Pattern Stencil SA105 with Clarity Stencil brushes and Distress Inks in rainbow order around the edges of the card base, then cut out a large scalloped circle with a border from the center.  I love how smooth the Gina K Designs Premium card stock is – if you haven’t tried this card stock you are missing out!  It’s available in the store and it’s 120 lb. weight and just as smooth and creamy as you can possibly imagine!

I mounted the border on a black stitched circle die and framed it with a larger black circle border and glued that to the inside of the card.  I came back and place a larger scalloped circle frame in black around the opening in the front of the card.  I stamped and cut the unicorn from Hero Arts Unicorn Stamp & Cut DC208 and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers then adhered them to the black circle.  I heat embossed the sentiment from the same set in Hero Arts white embossing powder at the bottom of the black circle.  I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the unicorn and little dots of Nuvo glitter drops to the scallops on the inside and outside of the card.

Happy Stamping!

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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.

 

 

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 Angie15 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.

 

 

 

 

e0c10-angie

 


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Deco Pattern Stencil w/ Artistic Dahlia & Love Stamp and Cut

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Hello, it’s Angie here today with a curve shaped card using some fun Hero Arts products! Shaped cards can be intimidating if you don’t make them a lot but if you want to join in the challenge this month, you can easily do that by making a regular shape card, then die cutting one or both sides of it with a scissors or use a border/edge die.  Just make sure you use one main Hero Arts product too!

For this card I stamped the Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia on Gina K Designs Premium card stock, then stamped a 2nd one for a mask.  (If you haven’t had a chance to try this Gina K Designs Premium card stock – it’s amazing!  So thick and smooth – it’s perfect for stamped images, and so nice to color on – nothing bleeds through.  It’s such high quality that it give your cards a very professional look and feel!  A2Z scrapbooking now carries this in the store!)  Sorry about the detour – now back to the card…..

I covered the flower, then added the Hero Arts Deco Pattern Stencil over the flower and used some really light inks with a sponge dauber.  I started on the mask and made that the darkest and faded out as I left the flower.  Then I colored the flowers with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  After that I cut the “Love” from Hero Arts Love Stamp and Cut set from the front of the card and from black fun foam.  I mounted a piece of black card stock behind the card front, then adhered the foam “love”, followed by the colored “love”, offsetting it just a little to the right so the black foam would peek through.  I stamped “You More” from the same stamp set on black and heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder, then cut it into a little banner and popped it up on foam dots.

Now here’s where the fun shaping happened!  All I did was take a couple of edge dies and used a curve one on the right side and a straight one on the left side and ran them through my Big Shot.  Lastly, I added Nuvo Jewel Drops for added interest.  Ta-da, you have a shaped card!  I hope you will find the time to enter our June “Take Shape” Challenge!  See details below!  My supplies list is also below.

Here are a few more pictures of my card:

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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 Angie15 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 Love Stamp & cut with Hero Arts Deco Pattern Stencil

There is still just a little time to enter this months a2zscrapbooking challenge for May:  

Sentiment Focus

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Here I’ve used the Love Stamp and Die set DC175 for my sentiment and the Hero Arts Deco Pattern Stencil SA105 with some embossing paste.  I die cut the 6 love dies, 3 from watercolored paper that I used Distress Oxide Inks on, and 3 black ones for shadows.  I’ve also used Hero Arts white embossing powder and a strip of pattern paper from my stash.  I added some shimmer to the die cuts with Spectrum Noir glitter pen.

I hope you will have time to join the challenge – just remember to use one main Hero Arts product! You could win a $25 gift card to the a2z store!

And remember to use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more!

Here’s my list of supplies:

Love Stamp and Cut set DC175

Hero Arts Deco Stencil SA105

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Embossing Paste

Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen

Distress Oxide Inks

Patterned paper from my stash

Here are a few more views:

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Kitchen Silhouettes Gift Card

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Hi everyone, it’s Angie today and I have a quick and easy gift card holder to share with you today.  I used a digital set for this card:  Kitchen Silhouettes – available exclusively at a2zscrapbooking store!

I wanted a give a gift to a friend who has been very helpful!  I used the “You” from a Thank You die from Hero Arts.  There was a stamp set from a Hero Arts kit a few months ago, that went with it and that’s were the “are the best” came from.  Here’s a link to the Thank You die-cut.

 I pulled different stamps into a word document and made them a lot smaller, then I printed it out and cut it with a gift card die.  I put the “You” on it then stamped the rest of the sentiment and it’s complete!  Super fast!

What a fast card!  Digital stamps are especially great when you are in a hurry!  I think I will be using these fun cooking/kitchen digital stamps a lot, especially for when I give homemade goodies away, or invite friends over for dinner!

I hope you will find the time to join the “Sentiment Focus” Challenge this month!  You could win a $25 gift card to the a2z store!

If you need supplies, even ones you don’t see in the store, you can special order them at a2z!  And don’t forget if you spend more than $25 (excluding shipping), you can use the code Angie15 to save 15% on your purchase!

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Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia So Lovely

Hi there, Angie here with a card using two of my favorite Hero Arts stamps!  I used the new Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia and colored it with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, then fussy cut it before adding it to a striped background.  (There are matching dies available and they are really cool!)  The sentiment is from Hero Arts “Your So Lovely” stamp set, heat embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder and cut with a scalloped rectangle die.  I popped it up for a little dimension.

I hope you will be able to enter the a2z scrapbooking “Use you Favorite Hero Arts” product Challenge for April and be eligible to win the $25 gift certificate.

If you need Hero Arts supplies or any craft supplies (you can special order them through the a2z store) and use “Angie15” to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping.)

Here’s a few close ups of the card:

Thank so much for stopping by!


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Hero Arts Paper Layering Favorites

Hi everyone, it’s Angie with this post for our April Challenge “Getting to Know You” where you use some of your favorite Hero Arts products.  I love the paper layering dies that Hero Arts makes and I was thinking of other ways to use them to get more bang for your buck!  I decided to use them to dry emboss card stock!

I was experimenting with some of my favorite paper layering dies from Hero Arts.  I used them with an embossing mat in my Big Shot to make impressions on the card stock.  Then I swiped ink pads across the impressions.  Then I actually did die cut them after they were inked and they turned out pretty cool looking!  Here’s the hummingbirds I embossed.  I ended up not using them but did use the paper layering mum die with the ombre spring brights ink.  After I cut the layering part, I cut the whole flower out with a larger circle die.

I mounted it on a black circle die cut then popped up the layers.

Then I inked some woodgrain vellum with black ink and put it on a black card panel.  I added the mum offset and then mounted it all on a white card base.  I trimmed the edges of the mum and added the black paper layering hummingbirds and the sentiment (from Happy stamp set) heat embossed in white.  If you look at the picture on the bottom right below, you can see how the swallowtail butterfly paper layering die looks embossed with the die and inked, before I cut them out.  I really like the way embossing, then inking, then cutting makes the die have little white edges on the cuts.  Lastly I added diamond gems for their eyes and the flower center.

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Esty store. You can also use the code “Angie15” to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.

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I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store! One lucky winner will be announced on May 7th.

Good luck and please come back again soon!

Here is my list of supplies:

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