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Sugartree Stamps KN002 Hug in a Mug Shaped Card

Hi! Sue here with a new card to show you today. Since the monthly challenge at a2z Scrapbooking is “Shape Shift”, I thought that I’d join in the fun and create a card that isn’t the typical rectangular shape.

Here’s my card

I printed out the “to go cup” stamp onto cardstock using my inkjet printer. I added color with Copic markers. Through trial and error, I have found that alcohol based markers do not make my printer ink bleed while water based markers do make my printer ink bleed. I fussy cut out the image. I then made a top-folding card and carefully traced the to go cup, making sure that there was a bit of overhang of the top of the cup. I carefully cut out the card base. When complete, I found that I had to do a bit of trimming so that the card base didn’t peek out from behind the to go cup. I couldn’t figure out where to put a sentiment, so my card is sentiment-less, at least on the outside.

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Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” 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 Sue15 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 Dragonfly Fancy – Be Happy Card

Hi! Nice to see you here. It’s Sue and I have a new card for you. I get mesmerized by dragonflies in nature. I love how they dart around and I love how they shimmer in the sunlight. I tried to capture some of the shimmer and sparkle of a dragonfly using sparkly teal cardstock for the outline and silver shimmer cardstock for the solid dragonfly background.

For the background of the card, I tried distress oxides for the first time. I understood that it was important to dry each layer completely before adding a new layer. It’s a unique property of the distress oxides. I started with glossy cardstock and distress oxides (salty ocean, broken china and faded jeans). Using an acrylic sheet, I smooshed each of the distress oxides and spritzed water. I dipped the glossy paper into the puddles of color. I then used my heat tool to dry the panel. I repeated the process a few times, until I was happy with the result. By drying each layer, the addition of new oxide ink and water, doesn’t re-activate the underlying layer, so you’re able to layer the colors. I felt that the background looked like the sky with some clouds.

I used dimensionals to pop the dragonfly up on the background. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Special Birthday Digital kit.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” 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 Sue15 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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A Leafy Heart Sympathy with Hero Arts

Happy Aloha Friday friends!  I’ve had a few coworkers asking for sympathy cards and I find these cards the hardest to make.  The Hero Arts With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp is perfect with its beautiful font and is a nice size sentiment to add to a card front.

On today’s card I wanted to use the topiary heart from Hero Arts Layered Topiary Stamp and Cut as a background.  I used Hero Arts Hybrid inks in Green Apple, Moss and Pine to create the layered look.

Hero Arts With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp

I love the size of the Hero Arts With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp which is approximately 3.5in x 1.25in and decided to heat emboss on vellum using Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder.  I strategically placed Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue behind the embossed sentiment to adhere to the card front.

Hero Arts With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp

I hope you’ll join us for our monthly challenge.  Mahalo for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” 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

 

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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 With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp

Hero Arts Layered Topiary Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Hybrid inks in Green Apple, Moss and Pine


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Notes and Dates Digi Anything Goes

I’m definitely out of my comfort zone with a card full of digitals.   Sometimes you have a friend who doesn’t quite remember events, it’s time to send a fun card as a reminder.  I’ve got the card.  A2Z Scrapbooking has the digitals.  I couldn’t quite stick with one kit.  I usually print out a bunch of images that I pop into and re-size on Word.  I may cut them all out, either with that good old friend, scissors or a die cut machine.  I did both here.  Check out all the digital kits I used below in my supply list.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” 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 Arlene15 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 Hybrid Card – Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil and Digital Kits

Hi! This is Sue and I have a hybrid card for you today. What’s a hybrid card, you ask – well it’s a combination of using traditional paper crafting supplies, like stencils, stamps and digital images. Here’s my card.

For my card, I used a Hero Arts stencil with distress inks (cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, salty ocean). For the fish, I used a Hero Arts digital kit – DK039 Beach Adventure. I adjusted the size of the fish and printed them out with my inkjet printer. I added colour with Copic markers and fussy cut them. For the sentiment, I used another Hero Arts digital kit – DK116 Special Birthday, which I cut into a banner and matted with blue cardstock.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” 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 Sue15 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 Butterflies with a Spiral Stencil

This is one of the few times I have not used a die cut machine, but I wanted a simple one layer card and again used a monochrome card which you might have seen on our March 1st post here at A2Z Scrapbooking.  I hadn’t tried this technique of just putting a long post-it through a card and inking up the rest of the card in a long time and I like how this turned out.   I didn’t want a long sentiment, so I searched for and found a short sentiment to go with the lovely soft butterfly.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” 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 Arlene15 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 Spiral Stencil at A2Z
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies at A2Z
  • Hero Arts Ombre Butter to Orange
  • Hero Arts My Words, an older Hero Arts set

 


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July Winner Announcement

What a great bunch of entries we had this month for our Anything Goes July challenge! Thanks so much to everyone who entered with their inspirational and beautiful projects!

Our top winner, who get $25 to spend at the a2z Scrapbooking store is Betty with this lovely and clever bouquet card…Betty used the ice cream cone to make a flower holder, isn’t this the greatest multi-use of this cone stamp? And love those Nuvo drops as the perfect embellies! Congratulations! Please contact us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to claim your prize.

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Our three runners-up this month really pulled out all the stops too and entered awesome work. Each of you can email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to claim your blog badges to let everyone know how great we think you are!

First up is Maura, who entered some colorful creations this month, and this one really caught our attention. The color scheme is super fun and bold and just right for this Color Layering Flamingo stamp.

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Our second runner-up is Sunny Qi, whose daughter won our contest last month 🙂 Sunny used the Hero Arts Enjoy the Journey stamp set to make a wonderful summer sailing scene. I think the little creatures and the twine are just the right touches.

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Our final runner-up is Tammy with her Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Distress Inked card that uses the classic Hero Arts butterflies for a beautiful thank you card. What cool elements Tammy put together for this project.

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Again, thanks so much to all our entrants this month for playing along and making it fun to take a peek at all the projects you’ve made! Hope you’ll join in for the August challenge too!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “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 CHARK15 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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Guest Designer Gwendolyn Goh

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to introduce our July Guest Designer, Gwendolyn Goh and if you know her, you know she’s crazy talented. Thank you so much, Gwendolyn, for sharing this beautiful project with us today…take it away!

Hi everyone! I’m Gwendolyn aka desperatehousewifecraft and I am so honoured to be a guest designer here today!
 I entered the crafting world 4 years ago, when I started a scrapbook a month before I left France, for my best friend there, to leave her a memory of our 20 year friendship. I remember going to a scrapbook class as I didn’t know what it meant and what I had to do! Lol! She got the scrapbook.. 2 years later… and that was the last I touched a scrapbook! I tried crochet, soy candle making, and then 1 year ago, I don’t really know why, I started card making. And I have been obsessed with it ever since! I love learning new techniques and being challenged by challenges. My style is mainly clean and simple and playing with watercolours, which I learnt to use a few months ago.
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Today I made a special watercolour card to share with you so I hope you like it! I used Hero Arts Color layering flamingo and  Color layering poppy to make the “water lilies” which I stamped with Altenew’s Shades of purple mini cube set. For the background, I used my Zigs Clean Color real water brush pens and a water brush to create it. I love how they leave an almost fluorescent look! The sentiment comes from the layering flamingo set and was stamped in Versafine ink.
Well I hope you enjoyed my card and if you want to know more about how I made it, please pop over to my blog!
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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 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 CHARK15 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 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.

 

 

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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Digital Layout with Hero Arts Artistic Circles

Hello All.  Thanks for stopping by A2Z scrapbooking.  Today I have a completely digital layout for you which was actually a bit of a blast from the past for me as that is how I initially got into scrapbooking.  Being a graphic designer, it seemed a natural way to go, however, I then started looking at the hybrid way of doing things and now I have a craft space filled with all sorts of goodies.  I love crafting the hybrid way, but it is also quite fun to do it digitally, especially with these lovely digital files from Hero Arts.  This is the Instant Download Hero Arts Artistic Circles DK044 Digital Kit.

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When you purchase this kit and download it, you will find that there are some little extras included, such as papers, some tags, a clip, snowflake and a pearl.  Firstly I grabbed the papers and created my background.  I used photoshop to create this layout, but there are a number of programs one can use or use a free online program called pixlr.  The same as creating in a hybrid way, this works by layers and is what makes the use of shadowing important.  If shadowing is not used, the layout will look very one dimensional and flat.  In came the beautiful panel of circles which I used in the background paper panels.  You can adjust the colour of the background circles or on any of the digital elements or you can make them different levels of transparent.  I then used the large circle as my main focal point, however I needed it thicker.  I did that, placed it in position and deleted the circle pattern behind this circular area, simply so it did not look confusing or too busy.

On went my photo panel, which led me to wanting a few more elements.  For this, I dived into my old stash of online elements bought from various packs from Sweet Shoppe Designs.  There is an endless supply of digital elements available to use along with the Hero Arts digital products on this site, combining them together makes for a really lovely layout.  So I found some ribbon, lots of flowers, sentiments, buttons and other bits that bring this layout together.  Remember, when working digitally, you can adjust the colouring on things so they match your layout perfectly.  As I mentioned earlier, I used the little pearl that comes as part of the the Artistic Circles Digital Kit from Hero Arts.  Everything has a shadow on it as this helps to make it more realistic and not flat, which is really important to the overall finished look.  I hope you like it and if you haven’t tried doing digital scrapbooking, do try, as it is quite fun and a really great way for those to scrapbook that are on a budget or low on space.

To see more of my work, please go to my website at www.jacobicreations.com or my blog at jacobicreations.blogspot.com.au

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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.

 

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 Delia15 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.

 

 

 

Digital Hero Arts Artistic Circles

Sweet Shoppe Designs elements