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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

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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

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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 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

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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!

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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


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Colorful Reef with Hero Arts

Happy Sunday friends!  Weekends go by so quickly around this household and we’re trying to cherish every last bit of summer before school starts which inspired me to use the BEAUTIFUL Hero Arts Reef Border and Frame Die.

I wanted to play with the latest Distress Oxide inks that are super easy to blend and give a gorgeous background to the Reef Border die.  The card below uses Distress Oxide inks in Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans, then sprinkled with water for more effect.

Hero Arts Reef Border Die

I loved the blue combination for traditional ocean hues, but I wanted to play with some sunset colors as well!

Hero Arts Reef Border die

I used Distress Oxide inks in Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral and then again sprinkled with water.

Hero Arts Reef Border Die

The Hero Arts Reef Border Die makes for quick cards that can be used for just about any occasion!

 

In case you didn’t know, a2z is also on Ebay; and there is a major Summer Clearance in our Ebay Store right now. Clearance items are 40% off and include Scor Pal, many Hero arts inks, stamps, dies, paper, stencils, buttons and embellishments!  Hurry in and check it out!  Click here.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

 

 


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A Fin-tastic Birthday with Hero Arts

Aloha and Happy Saturday friends!  I hope everyone is enjoying their summer…it seems like its going way too fast in this household!  Today’s card is inspired by summer and perfect for that guy celebrating a summer birthday.

Hero Arts Fintastic Birthday

Isn’t that dressed up manatee so adorable?!  I used the Hero Arts Manatee Stamp and Cut that has cute little dress up pieces.  The balloon is from Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages.  I started with watercolor paper and stamped out the images with Versamark ink and heat set with Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder.  The images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Hero Arts Fintastic Birthday

To create the background I borrowed Jennifer McGuire’s idea on using an acrylic block and used Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch sprayed with water and “stamped” on watercolor paper.  The sentiment uses Hero Arts Intense Black Ink.

That’s it for me!  Have a fabulous weekend!!

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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.

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 nikki15 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 Manatee Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages

Versamark ink

Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Intense Black Ink

Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch


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Starry Birthday with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Thursday friends!  Continuing with this month’s theme…Take Shape… I decided to get out my Lawn Fawn Puffy Star Stackables die to make a star shaped birthday card!  I love the scripty font in Hero Arts Birthday Messages .

I started by taking some white cardstock and folding it to create my star shaped card…

HAA2ZStarShaped

Then I die cut another star to stamp on and adhere to the front panel…

Birthday Star with Hero Arts

The sentiment was gold heat embossed using Hero Arts Gold Embossing powder and I used the Hero Arts Neon Ombre in Neon Chartreuse to Blue for a festive and summery look on the edges to say “enjoy your day!”  I kept it simple, but may add some bling or sequins, depending on the recipient.

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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 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.

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For the Grad with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Tuesday friends!  It’s graduation season around here which means I’ll be needing a stash of money/gift card holders.  Here’s today’s project…

Congrats Grad with Hero Arts

Hero Arts has a Mini Mailer Fancy Die that has been on my list to get, but to create today’s gift card/money holder I took the Lawn Fawn Stitched Envelope die in various school color combinations.

See the “confetti” on the top flap?  I thought it would be fun to use the Hero Arts Origami Animals with matching dies in a different way.

origamidies

I thought these dies would be fun to use as confetti instead, so I cut some glitter paper and adhered to the top flap.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and for darker paper I heat embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.

Congrats Grad with Hero Arts

These are fun and quick to do and really could be used for just about any occasion!  Don’t forget there’s still time to play with us for our monthly challenge Sentiment Focus for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.

Mahalo for stopping by!

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Sentiment Stamping with Hero Arts

Aloha and Happy Monday friends!  Our latest challenge is “Sentiment Focus” so get those sentiments out and start playing!!  For today’s cards I wanted to do a feminine and masculine approach.   I got some Hero Arts Hybrid inks and stamped away using the Hero Arts Birthday Messages.

The first card…

Hero Arts Birthday Messages

I loved this color combo on Hero Arts Kraft Notecards with Envelopes for a masculine look.  The ink colors are Hero Arts Hybrid inks in Moss, Summer Sky and Indigo.  To add a little more color, I took some strips of white cardstock cut in different widths and inked with the same colors to match the sentiments.

Hero Arts Rainbow Birthday Messages

For my second card I went with the same design and just changed up the ink colors using Hero Arts Hybrid inks in Strawberry, Tangerine, Dandelion, Green Apple, Summer Sky, Indigo and Orchid.  The rainbow strip is actually washi tape from my stash.

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Here’s a side by side comparison of how changing up ink colors can make for a different look using the same design!  I hope you’ll join us this month for our challenge to win $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking store!!

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A Butterfly Birthday with Hero Arts

Happy Sunday friends!  I pulled out a rainbow of Hero Arts Hybrid Inks (Strawberry, Tangerine, Dandelion, Green Apple, Aquatic and Orchid) and decided to play with the fun Hero Arts Origami Animals stamp set.  Rainbow is another favorite of mine which is perfect for this month’s challenge Getting To Know You.

Hero Arts Origami Butterflies

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamped with the newest Tsukineko Delicata ink in Black Shimmer.

To get the solid butterfly colored stamps I used the backside of the origami butterfly as seen below.

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Then turned the stamp around for the details using Hero Arts Intense Black ink for a really crisp image.

Hero Arts Origami Butterfly

I mounted the panel on some Lawn Fawn patterned paper called Perfectly Plaid Rainbow and added some Nuvo Crystal drops in Ebony Black.  I really wanted a more irregular/splatter type look, but they tend to just make round dots no matter how hard you try!

Mahalo for stopping by!  Don’t forget to join our latest challenge for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store!!

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