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Under the Sea Birthday with Hero Arts

Happy Tuesday friends!  Have you seen the Hero Arts 2018 Spring Catalog?  I was so happy to see a lot of ocean themed stamps, stencils and dies!  Today I am using Hero Arts Reef Border die which is just gorgeous and perfect for a lot of occasions.  I love the details of the little seahorse, turtle, coral and even fish!  I needed a more masculine birthday card and came up with this.

I started with navy blue cardstock for my card panel and die cut the reef border die.

Reef Border Die with Hero Arts

I die cut a separate panel from white cardstock to ink up with Distress Oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Salty Ocean.  This panel was then adhered to the backside of the card front.

Reef Border Die with Hero Arts

I love the silhouette effect of the Reef Border die around the Distress Oxide inked up panel!  The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Blessings Stamp and Cut (which is on sale) inked up in Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow ink in Navy .

Hero Arts Reef Border Die

Here’s the completed look!  I hope you enjoyed!  Have a great day and mahalo for stopping by!!

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Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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 NICKI15 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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Reef Border die

Hero Arts Blessings Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow ink in Navy

Distress Oxide inks: Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Salty Ocean


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Christmas Wrap with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Saturday friends!  My apologies for the delay.  It’s been busy around here with baking and wrapping gifts.  There’s nothing like a homemade gift and having homemade wrapping paper can be a bonus too!

Hero Arts Christmas Wrap

I took white tissue paper and my Hero Arts Ombre inks and started stamping away using the Hero Arts Christmas Messages (which is on sale).  I made sure the pattern was stamped in a way that I didn’t have to worry about the sentiment being upside down.  When buying wrapping paper I’m always conscious of one way designs…drives me crazy…haha!  Another tip is having another paper to stamp on.  I learned this the hard way realizing my inks bled through the tissue paper on to my desk.

Hero Arts Christmas Wrap

Here’s the gift all wrapped up…see what I mean about having the sentiment stamped in various ways?  I think this would be a cool way to make a card set for friends and family and wrap it up for fun!

Hero Arts Christmas Wrap

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!  Mahalo for all of your comments and visits to the blog this past year.  Sending virtual hugs to you all for a blessed New Year!!

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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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 NICKI15 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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Christmas Messages

Hero Arts Ombre Ink Light Ruby to Red Royal

Hero Arts Ombre Ink Lime to Forever Green

White tissue paper

 


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Sea Turtle for Baby Boy with Hero Arts

Aloha and Happy Sunday friends!  Taking a break from the holiday card making as I needed a large card for coworkers to sign for our dear pharmacist who gave birth to a sweet baby boy!  The card measures at 8.5in x 5.5in (basically an 8.5in x11in cardstock folded in half).  She has an ocean theme for his nursery so I got out my very fun and beautiful Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle set.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut (which you could special order).

To add the ocean effect I decided to make a shaker with Hero Arts Ombre Ocean sequins.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle

I used my Silhouette to cut out a 4in circle frame and a 4in blue circle for the back.  I stamped out some fun kelp and star fish (Hero Arts Hybrid ink in Green Apple and Hero Arts Hybrid ink in Caramel). To get the lighter version I used 2nd generation stamping.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut (which you could special order) inked in Hero Arts Hybrid ink Deep Ocean.  The 4in letters were cut with my Silhouette and embossed with a wavy embossing folder.  The sea turtle was inked in Hero Arts Hybrid ink in Green Apple, Moss and Pine.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle

I hope you enjoyed this break from holiday projects…hehe.  Mahalo for stopping by!

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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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 NICKI15 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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle

Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut (which you could special order)

Hero Arts Hybrid ink in Green AppleMoss, Pine, Caramel and Deep Ocean

Hero Arts Ombre Ocean sequins


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Holiday Blessings with Hero Arts

Happy Thanksgiving friends!  Tis the season for a lot of errands to run and not enough time in the day to get the entire list done…haha.  With the time crunch during the holidays I made 2 cards in under 10 minutes! The first card used colors for Thanksgiving…

Holiday Blessings with Hero Arts

With the card slightly damped, I dusted on some Perfect Pearls in Perfect Gold for some shimmer!

Holiday Blessings with Hero Arts

Quick and easy!

Holiday Blessings with Hero Arts

I wish you could see the shimmer!  Thought the combination colors (Twisted Citron and Abandoned Coral) would be perfect for Christmas.

Holiday Blessings with Hero Arts

Here’s some tips for quick cards…

  1. Use a large sentiment!  Today I used the Hero Arts Blessings Stamp and Cut. Make the sentiment the focal point for quick and easy stamping or heat embossing.
  2. Use those inks!  Holiday themed colors make the perfect background for your large sentiment.  I used Distress Oxide Inks in: Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron and Frayed Burlap
  3. Get out those die cut panels!  To finish your card front get a fun die cut to create the perfect shape for your card.  Today’s cards used Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.

The best part are the stamp set and inks I used on the cards are ALL on sale!!

Mahalo for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Winter” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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 NICKI15 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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Blessings Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Versamark Ink

Distress Oxide Inks in: Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron and Frayed Burlap

Perfect Pearls in: Perfect Gold and Perfect Pearl


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Sparkly Tags with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Tuesday friends!  With the holidays right around the corner, I need to start making tags for my stash.  Today’s post is using the Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies  and those scraps of glittery paper lying around.

Sparkly Tags with Hero Arts

For the sentiment I used a variety of Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Candied Apple, Wild Honey and Lucky Clover from the stamp set Hero Arts Christmas Messages.  The best part…the stamp set is on SALE!!  It has a variety of great sentiments for all your holiday needs.  The scalloped edge is from Lawn Fawn’s Valentine Border dies.

Sparkly Tags with Hero Arts

I hope you’ll join in on our fun Winter Challenge for a chance to win!  Mahalo for stopping by!!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Winter” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies 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 NICKI15 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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Christmas Messages

Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies

Distress Oxide inks: Salty Ocean, Candied Apple, Wild Honey and Lucky Clover

Lawn Fawn’s Valentine Border die


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Blessings Stamp n Cut with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Monday friends!  There’s a great selection of sale items in the a2z Scrapbooking store and today I’m featuring a few of them including the Tim Holtz Distress inks!  So many good deals…definitely head on over!

You know how I love a versatile stamp set that can be used for all kinds of occasions?  This one is it!

Blessings Stamp n Cut

I’ve been in love with this Hero Arts Blessings Stamp and Cut! I love the font of the die cut, I love that you can just stamp it out, and the supporting sentiments are perfect for the upcoming holiday season as well!  Let’s take a look at my first card…

Hero Arts Blessings w/ Distress Inks

I stamped out the sentiment with Versamark ink and covered in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on white cardstock.  Then I used an ink  blending tool to add Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers. I wanted the “blessings” to be bright and with dimension, so I die cut the word twice and layered.  For a fun edge, I used Lawn Fawn’s Valentine Borders die.

Ombre Blessings Stamp n Cut with Hero Arts

You can tell I was having way too much fun, so I made a second card adding the ombre hearts (also a part of the Blessings Stamp n Cuts) using Hero Arts Lilac to Grape Purple ombre ink.  I changed up the design of the inking to follow the ombre hearts for fun and added some water droplets.

Hero Arts Blessings Stamp n Cuts

That’s it for me today!  I wish you all an awesome and creative week ahead!

Mahalo for stopping by!

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a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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 NICKI15 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.

 

 

Hero Arts Blessings Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Lilac to Grape Purple ombre ink

Versamark ink

Tim Holtz Distress inks in: Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers

Lawn Fawn’s Valentine Borders die


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An Angel with Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts

Happy Aloha Friday friends!  The holidays are fast approaching and as much as I’d like to procrastinate on the holiday making cards, I got out this fabulous Christmas Banner Stamp and Cut.  This set is not just for holidays and has some great sentiments for other occasions as well!

Angels with Hero Arts

I started with the angel stamped in Versamark ink and covered in Hero Arts Gold Embossing powder.  To fit this month’s theme I watercolored the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and then fussy cut the image.  I love the sentiment “sending prayers” so I decided to do a simple design with a circle die cut on lavender watercolored paper (really dilluted with water for soft coloring).  I adhered the panel to the card front and inked the sentiment in Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Wet Cement.  The angel was adhered with foam tape.

Angels with Hero Arts

The second card will be my first holiday card for this year!  For my card I used the Hero Arts Floral Mixed Folded Cards and stamped the Hero Arts Christmas Lights Bold Prints for a tone on tone look in Hero Arts Orchid Hybrid Ink.  Remember the circle I cut out from the first card?  I used that as a base to adhere my angel and added the banner to cover!

Angels with Hero Arts

Mahalo for stopping by!!

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a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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 NICKI15 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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Christmas Banner Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts Christmas Lights Bold Print

Hero Arts Gold Embossing powder

Hero Arts Floral Mixed Folded Cards

Hero Arts Orchid Hybrid Ink

Versamark ink


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Thanksgiving with Hero Arts

Happy Aloha Friday friends!  Can you believe fall is right around the corner?  Time for me to stock up on all those holiday cards!  I don’t always have the right stamps for every holiday, so to get my cards “holiday ready” I go with a color theme for the season/occasion.

Here’s what I mean…

Thanksgiving with Hero Arts and Peacock Feathers

I used the Hero Arts Peacock Feather Stencil (which is on sale at an amazingly low price right now!) to create a card for Thanksgiving.  I worked with sponge daubers and Distress Oxide inks in Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Antique Linen, and Frayed Burlap.

To break up the pattern I used a die cut circle.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Color Layering  Pineapple inked in Distress Oxide Ink Walnut Stain.  For some glitz, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Golden Sunset.

Thanksgiving with Hero Arts

To create the second card I used the same color scheme on Kraft cardstock and adhered the die cut circle.  Another quick and easy card!

HAA2ZManyThanks

Mahalo for stopping by!

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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 NICKI15 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 Peacock Feather Stencil

Hero Arts Color Layering  Pineapple (setiment)

Nuvo Crystal Drops in Golden Sunset

sponge daubers

Distress Oxide inks: Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Antique Linen, and Frayed Burlap


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Bright Fancy Envelope with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Wednesday friends!  I finally caved and got the Hero Arts Envelope Fancy  Die and I’m sooooo happy with it!!  Finally a little envelope that is self closing (no glue required!) and perfect for a little note, gift card or even money.

Hero Arts Fancy Envelope Mahalo

I die cut white cardstock and used Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China to add a wash of bright blue against the white heat embossed sentiment.  I added the sea turtle from Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle adhered with some foam tape to the top part of the of envelope.  This allows the envelope to be opened and closed and re-used if needed!

Hero Arts Fancy Envelope Happy Birthday

For our challenge theme I used two very bright Distress Oxide inks in Wild Honey and Abandoned Coral.

Hero Arts Fancy Envelope Die

That’s it for me…mahalo for stopping by!

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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 NICKI15 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 Envelope Fancy Die

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle Frame Die Cut

Hero Arts Birthday Messages

Hero Arts Green Apple Hybrid Ink

Hero Arts Moss Hybrid Ink

Judi Kins White Diamond Embossing Powder

Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey

 

 


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Bright Coral Reef with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Tuesday friends!  I’ve been having way too much fun playing with the Hero Arts Reef Border Die and had to use it for this month’s challenge Bright and Beautiful!

HAA2ZBrightReef3

The die was used on watercolor  paper and I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color in the beautiful reef in varying greens, blues and corals.  Double sided foam tape was used to adhere some tulle an the front card panel to the card base to create a fun and bright shaker card!

Hero Arts Reed Border Die Colored

The Hero Arts Ombre Ocean Sequins was perfect to fill my shaker card with its varying colors and sizes.

Hero Arts Reef Border Die Colored

Mahalo for stopping by and have a great rest of your week!

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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.

 

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 nicki15 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 Reef Border Die

Hero Arts Ombre Ocean Sequins