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Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Clear Stamp


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Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Inlaid Die Cut

Howdy! I am here today with some shimmery butterflies. Oh wait that was last month. How about a birthday card for you!

Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Clear Stamp

When I thought about making this card the inlay technique and using some of the Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink came to mind. So here we are.

For the butterflies I put some drops of the purple and the blue Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink on a kraft sheet along with a tiny bit of gold. I spritzed the inks with water. I brushed the ink on paper and let it dry. Then I stamped the Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch on the metallic inks using just the detailed layer. I cut those out with the Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch matching die. Two butterflies were cut out of the white background paper so that I could inlay the purple and blue butterflies in those spaces. I just love the shimmery look of the metallic ink. The purple and blue come together in the pack.

For the flowers I mixed a little gold Glimmer Metallic ink with some Hero Arts Dandelion and Orange Liquid Watercolors. I painted that on paper and when it dried I stamped the flowers from the Color Layering Monarch stamp set. Then they were die cut.

The sentiment was die cut.

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Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 


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It’s a Birthday Bash Month

I think this is my favorite birthday card I made this month.  I had sponged all different colors of distress inks on 8″ X 18″ paper from 20 years ago so I could put all my sponges in one place and see the colors.  Using the paper here was definitely the best thing ever.  The colors are fun and summery.  I sent this card to my daughter-in-law as it’s a feminine cheery card.  I kept the images in black and white for balance.  I  hope you like it too. 

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Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Digital BIrthday Bash – digital heart balloon & candles
  • Sentiment “Happy Birthday to you” is from my stash (I thought it was Sugartree Digital, but it’s unknown now)
  • Gina Marie Designs Block Style Quilt Die # 6
  • QuicKutz Nesting Scallop Squares
  • Distress Inks
  • Kat-Scrappiness White Snowflake Sprinkles
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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Guest Designer August 2019

Hello,

Please join me and welcome August’s Guest Designer, Sue Nagata!

This is her adorable card, and how she created it.  You could also get more details on her blog post here.


I used Sugartree Stamps’ Party Animal digital kit for my card – specifically, the awesome partying penguin and the sentiment.  I printed the penguin with my inkjet printer on white cardstock, trimmed to A2 card size and added colour with Copic markers.  I printed the sentiment on some orange/gold cardstock and trimmed it to a double ended fishtail banner.  To complete the card, I added a shiny “pompom” with a rhinestone.

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Thank you so much for guest designing for a2z this month Sue!  To see more of Sue creation, go over to her blog: foleysfriends.

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August

Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 


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Hero Arts Everything Smiles Shaker Window Card

Hi everyone,

I just love that little cup cake from the Hero Arts Everything Smiles Stamp & Cut set.  And I think it’s just so cute to use on a birthday card.  With the help of my MISTI, it’s easy to stamp a background using it.

 

On a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch white card stock I stamped and watercolored the cupcakes background.  Then I place it on top of a white card case, secure with washi tape, and I die cut the speech bubble both layer at the same time.   This ensures the windows are aligned.

Next I align the sentiment (‘sweet’ from the Color Layering Pomegranate, and ‘birthday wishes’ from the Many Birthday Messages set) so it’s inside the window and stamped in black.

Then I glued a piece of acetate on the back of the cupcake panel, and another on the front of the card base.  I put foam adhesieve all around the windor on the card front, filled with sequins and beads, peeled off the backing of the foam adhesive and placed the cupcake panel on top carefully aligning the window.  You noticed something wrong here?!  Yeah I was so excited creating my shaker window I forgot to put foam adhesive around the outside edge of the card.  Hmmm… what to do.  Well I just glued the cupcake panel onto the card base.  The shaker is sandwiched in between.  It works.  LOL  I actully made another booboo but I think it’s minor enough that you don’t really see it.  But if you do I’d love to hear it.  Leave me a comment.  😀  Lastly I rounded the corners and add Diamond and Star Dusk Stickles onto the frostings.

 

So fun and glittery!!  Grab your favorite images and make a birthday card, and join in the challenge.  Scroll down to get the details.

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August

Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Everything Smiles Stamp & Cut
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Pomegranate
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • Watercolors
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Ranger Stickles (Diamond, Star Dust)
  • Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Sequins (Cantaloup)

 

Hero Arts Birthday Bash digital kit


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A Special Birthday with Hero Arts

Hello! For our challenge this month we have a nice theme going on and that would be birthday. I enjoyed working with the digital images recently and I really wanted to use one of the sentiments from the Hero Arts Special Day digital kit.  Here is how I used it.

Hero Arts Birthday Bash digital kit

I started with the background. I put down three colors of Hero Arts reactive ink and let that dry. Then I dropped some Hero Arts Gold Glimmer Metallic Ink on my craft mat. I watered that down and painted it over my panel. Here is another look where you can see the shimmer more. In real life it looks very nice and shimmery. That Glimmer Metallic Ink is pretty cool stuff. The a2z Scrapbooking Etsy shop has 2 different sets in the shop. One has Copper and Bronze in it and the other has Purple and Blue in it.

Hero Arts Special Birthday digital kit

I let the panel dry. I took one of the balloons from the Hero Arts Birthday Bash digital kit and sized it, tilted the balloons and copy and pasted to make the background pattern. I printed the balloons on that painted/inked sheet of paper.

For the sentiment I inked up some paper with one of the reactive inks I used on the background. After the ink dried I printed the sized sentiment on that. The I cut around the sentiment using a die.

I put a couple mats/panels under the main panel. I also have fun foam under the painted/inked panel and the sentiment to add a little dimension.

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Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 


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It’s a Birthday Bash This Month

This card seemed to flow from the colors.  I colored the cake in, set aside and looked for a stencil.  I think I used Tattered Rose distress ink to color in the stencil.  I believe I colored the cake in RV colors and used the same color for the flames as the “Happy” die-cut.  I know flames are usually yellow, but I just couldn’t use yellow here.  Using the cake as a backdrop, I die-cut “Birthday” in white.  The background makes this card feel and look so feminine.  This turned out better than I thought when I first started with its creation.

Close-up below

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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.

 

 

 


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Have A Monster Birthday

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I used the Hero Arts Monster Birthday Stamp & Cut set to make this cute card, with the background paper from a Pebbles 6″x6″ paper pad. I stamped the monster and balloons with Hero Arts Intense Black ink and cut them out using the matching die that came in the set. I stamped the sentiment also using the same ink.

I colored the images with alcohol markers, and then went about putting my card together. I did use foam to pop my images up on the front panel, and used ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever to adhere all my layers and foam to the card base.

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Please join us in this month’s “Anything but a Card” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code LeeAnn15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Monster Birthday Stamp & Cut


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Hero Arts Digital Road Trip

I made a birthday card for a guy who is turning the big 50.  Highway 50 winds its way up to Placerville, CA (original name was Hang Town), Apple Hill area in CA and Reno, Nevada.  On the inside of the card, I wrote, it’s not just a NUMBER anymore.

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a2z scrapbooking may challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “May Flowers” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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.

 

 

 

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Hero Arts Beautiful Day Agapanthus


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Heat Embossing with Hero Arts Beautiful Day Agapanthus

Hello to you all! Today I have a card with some heat embossing using the delicate Hero Arts Beautiful Day Agapanthus stamp set.  May Flowers is the theme for our monthly challenge if you would like to join in. You don’t have to twist my arm to make a floral card.

Hero Arts Beautiful Day Agapanthus

To start the card I stamped one of the bunches of agapanthus along with the stem and leaves and heat embossed with gold powder. I used my Misti to get things lined up nice. I used Bristol paper for this because I knew I was going to use Zig pens on it. I learned in a class that this is the best paper to use with the Zig pens and I find this to be true. So I colored the flowers, stem and leaves practicing some things from the class I took.

I cut out the flowers and mat using Hero Arts Oval dies. The mat is a purple color.

For the background I decided to heat emboss with the same gold powder. I used the other flower bunch in the set to stamp and heat emboss on each corner.

Then comes the sentiment which was the tricky part. I first die cut the words. Then I turned them upside down on the Versamark ink pad. I sprinkled on the gold embossing powder then moved them to a piece of paper. I decided that leaving them on a piece of paper and heat embossing from underneath was the best so the words would not blow away when I was using the heat gun.

Then it was just adhering everything to the card.

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Please join us in this month’s “May Flowers” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Birthday Bash U Fold

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I am inspired by this month’s challenge theme: Fun Folds, and tried a new fold myself.  This one is called the “U fold”.  Let’s take a look.

I think a picture is worth a thousand words.  Everything is pretty self explanatory.  But I do want to mention that my card base size is 7.5 inched in width and 4.25 inches high, after you fold the one side, the card becomes the same size as an A2 card.  The scores are done at 1 inch, 2 inch, 5.5 inch and 6.5 inch.  So the area left in the middle is 3.5 by 4.25 inches.

Two digi stamp sets were used for this card, I use the Artistic Circles for the background.  The sentiment and birthday cake are added on top of the background and printed all at once, then I colored the cake with markers.  The balloons are printed separately, colored, hand cut and glued to the sides.  The strings are hand drawn with a black glaze pen.  Here’s the beauty shot.

I hope I’ve inspired you to join in our Fun Folds Challenge this month.  Check the details below and play along!

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a2z scrapbooking april challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Fun Folds” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.