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Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly Home Decor

Hello! I am here today with a home decor project I made for my craft room. Our monthly challenge is all about Anything But a Card so here we have it. I tell you I am happy to get nudged to make a fun project that is not a card. I used two Hero Arts sets for this which are Color Layering Monarch Butterfly and Flowers for Coloring. Both are available for purchase in the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store. Use my discount code Karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly

I bought this little box at Michaels with a coupon. I got it to put my dies in after using them so they don’t get lost in the piles.

The first thing was get out the book pages and cut them to fit on each side of the box. I could not get my Mod Podge open so I used 3 in 1 glue which worked better than I thought.

Second stamp the color layering butterfly. This layering butterfly is pretty darn easy to line up. I did use my Misti but it was easier than some of them can be. Tip: I stamp the bottom (largest amount of color) first and then end with the detailed stamp. On the lighter one I used 2 Avery Elle inks and Versafine Onyx Black ink. On the darker one I used 2 Oxide inks and the Versafine. I stamped these on some off white paper and hand cut them out. You can get the matching die in the Etsy shop also. Since you can’t really hand cut the antennae I just stamped the antennae on the book page where I was going to put the butterflies.

And now about the flowers and leaves. I used the Flowers for Coloring for that. I have enjoyed using this set and I think is one to check out. After stamping the flowers on the box I made a mask for each flower. I covered each one with the mask and then stamped the leaves. I colored all of them with colored pencils.

Then I glued the butterflies to the box. It is probably hard to see but I arched the top wings just a bit to give a tiny bit of dimension.

Then I inked around the edges with Oxide Distress ink and lightly here and there on the rest of the book page. I am very happy how it came out.

Here is a few more photos of each side.

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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. 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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a2z Scrapbooking June 2019 Challenge

a2z scrapbooking june challenge

Hi Everyone, Happy June! It’s the first and that means its time for a new challenge! Let’s have a little fun this month with NO CARDS – That’s right! This month’s challenge is anything but a card. Scrapbook page, Tag, Altered Item, Anything…. Except cards.
Lets see what the design team made.

KRISTINA

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Kristina decided to go for some Mail Art for her anything but a card project!

CINDY

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Cindy made this super cute pillow box with some of our Digital Stamps

ARLENE

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Arlene made a gift tag to match the card she posted the other day for her friends 50th!

ANNIE

AnnieAnnie made a note pad holder with this cute Hero Arts stamp

KAREN

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Karen created this stunning home decor piece

Challenge Rules

  • You can make any paper crafting or altered item that fits within the theme of the challenge.
  • Any products may be used but there is a BONUS prize if you use Hero Arts or Sugartree Products!!
  • You can enter up to FIVE (5) unique times per person. Multiple entries of an identical card that only varies slightly, ie. in color is not acceptable.
  • You can enter your project into other challenges
  • There is NO BACKLINKING. You must create a NEW project. Backlinks will be deleted.
  • You must mention the challenge in your post and link back to a2z Scrapbooking
  • A new challenge will post on the FIRST of every month and ends at 11:59PM EST the LAST day of the month.
  • You must link your project via the link up tool at the bottom of the challenge post or up in the menu bar.

PRIZE

The winner, chosen by random draw, will receive his/her choice of 1 digital set from out store. In addition, if the winner used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps as the main focal point of their project, they will receive a $20 giftcard to our store.

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a2z scrapbooking june challengePlease 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

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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 insert your code here 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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a2z Scrapbooking May 2019 Challenge

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Hi Everyone! Can you believe its May?! Well it is – Believe it or not… And that means its time for a new challenge! April showers bring May Flowers and that’s what we’re celebrating this month, so let’s see those floral creations! The design team has some flowery goodness to inspire you:

KRISTINA

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CINDY

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KAREN

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Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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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

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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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Thanks Gatefold Card with Hero Arts

Hi crafty friends!! This month at a2z Scrapbooking the theme is Fun Folds so I made my very own gatefold card using a bunch of Hero Arts goodies.

Thanks Gatefold Card

This photo shows the outside of the card and the follow photo shows the inside.

Thanks Gatefold Card Inside

If you would like to see how I made this card, my very first gatefold card, please go to my blog Art Without Anxiety.

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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 Christi15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 


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a2z Scrapbooking April 2019 Challenge

Hi Everyone and Happy Spring! It’s the first and that means a new challenge here at a2z scrapbooking. This month we’re looking for your fun fold cards! Z Fold, Gate Fold, There’s a plethora of options. Our DT has some fun inspiration for you. Be sure to head over to their personal blogs for details on their project. Just click their name or card image.

 

KRISTINA

Kristina did a Triangular folding card using an image from the Mothers digi set from Sugartree Stamps

CINDY

Cindy made the gate fold of her card in the shape of the butterflies from the Winged Friends digi set.

 

LEEANN

LeeAnn also did a gate fold card, using the Bushel & Peck from Farmhouse Digi set on her card front

KAREN

Lastly, Karen made a z fold card with the Sugartree Stamps Mothers digi set

 

Challenge Rules

  • You can make any paper crafting or altered item that fits within the theme of the challenge.
  • Any products may be used but there is a BONUS prize if you use Hero Arts or Sugartree Products!!
  • You can enter up to FIVE (5) unique times per person. Multiple entries of an identical card that only varies slightly, ie. in color is not acceptable.
  • You can enter your project into other challenges
  • There is NO BACKLINKING. You must create a NEW project. Backlinks will be deleted.
  • You must mention the challenge in your post and link back to a2z Scrapbooking
  • A new challenge will post on the FIRST of every month and ends at 11:59PM EST the LAST day of the month.
  • You must link your project via the link up tool at the bottom of the challenge post or up in the menu bar.

PRIZE

The winner, chosen by random draw, will receive his/her choice of 1 digital set from out store. In addition, if the winner used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps as the main focal point of their project, they will receive a $20 giftcard to our store.

 

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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 insert your code here 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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Sweeter Than Sweet Tea

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with my first project for the A2Z design team.

For my project I used 2 of the images from the Sugartree Stamps set titled Farmhouse

After deciding which images I wanted to use (the mason jar of tea and the matching sentiment) I sized them on my computer and printed them with my HP printer.

I then used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut the mason jar of tea image, as well as a shadow for it.

I used my Artist Loft markers to color the image and layered my pieces using ScraPerfect’s Best Glue Ever.

My base is from a Hero Arts Birthday Card kit and thought the color was perfect to go with my image.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” 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 a2z15 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 Paper Layering Heart Card

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The challenge this month at a2z Scrapbooking is this amazing Mood board.  I was so inspired by this board I now have multiple projects going on all around my craft room – the colors lend themselves to loads of projects, for all kinds of cards, not just Valentine’s day!

I received this die in a mystery box I purchased and I’ve been waiting for the right time to use it and I think this was the perfect time!  I hope you find the Mood Board as inspiring as I did and you enter a project into the February a2z Scrapbooking challenge.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

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The Shine

Here is a good look at the shine of the card.  It’s so pretty!

If you’d like to see what I used to make my card please stop by my blog, Art Without Anxiety. 

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Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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 CHRISTI15 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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a2z scrapbooking February 2019 challenge

a2z scrapbooking February challenge

Hello everyone and Happy February! It’s the first and that means a new challenge here at a2z scrapbooking. This month we’ve got a mood board for you! You can use this board as our inspiration, just make sure to let us know what inspired you. The colors, the images, the theme? We look forward to seeing your creations! The design team has put some together some inspiration to get you started. For full details on any of these projects, click the designers name on top of their project.

 

KRISTINA

Hero Arts Words of Love Digital

Kristina used Hero Arts Words of Love digital stamp set, exclusive to the a2z scrapbooking store!
She drew her inspiration from the general color palette of the mood board.

 

GWENDOLYN

HERO ARTS LOVE CHALLENGE

Gwendolyn drew her inspiration from the general “Love” theme of the mood board

 

ANNIE

Hero Arts Love Stamp N Cut

Annie used the Hero Arts Love Stamp n Cut set and lots of the fun colors from the mood board for her card

 

ARLENE

Hero Arts Valentines Day

Arlene used the digital kit “Words of Love” by Hero Arts for her cute Valentines Card!
She was inspired by the hearts and colors from the mood board

 

Challenge Rules

  • You can make any paper crafting or altered item that fits within the theme of the challenge.
  • Any products may be used but there is a BONUS prize if you use Hero Arts or Sugartree Products!!
  • You can enter up to FIVE (5) unique times per person. Multiple entries of an identical card that only varies slightly, ie. in color is not acceptable.
  • You can enter your project into other challenges
  • There is NO BACKLINKING. You must create a NEW project. Backlinks will be deleted.
  • You must mention the challenge in your post and link back to a2z Scrapbooking
  • A new challenge will post on the FIRST of every month and ends at 11:59PM EST the LAST day of the month.
  • You must link your project via the link up tool at the bottom of the challenge post or up in the menu bar.

PRIZE

The winner, chosen by random draw, will receive his/her choice of 1 digital set from out store. In addition, if the winner used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps as the main focal point of their project, they will receive a $20 giftcard to our store.

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Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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 a2z15 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 Words of Love Digital
Hero Arts Words of Love Digital
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Hero Arts Love Stamp N Cut
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Hero Arts Fairy baby card

Hi everyone! Its Gwendolyn and I’m back today to inspire you to join us in our “Anything Goes” challenge for January. You get a chance to win a free digital stamp set from the a2z Scrapbooking store and if you use any Hero Arts or Sugartree products, you get a $20 gift voucher to spend at the store! If you need to get any of those products, make sure you use my personal code Gwendolyn15 to get a 15% discount on any of your orders $25 and above.

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Now onto my card. I just got the Hero Arts December monthly kit, the first time for me but I just loved all the fairy images, perfect for kids birthday cards or as I made here, baby cards. I made this card for a friend who’s sending it to a new mum of a baby girl called Sophie. I first stamped all the images using Hero Arts inks, then coloured them with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. They glide on like watercolour and blend really easily and boy do they sparkle and shine!

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I didn’t use this fairy in the end as the coordinating die slipped while I was cutting it on my Big Shot Plus…I’m terrible at diecutting, even when I add tape, it doesn’t come out perfectly centred, I end up fussy cutting to finish it properly!🙄  To know where to add my images, I used the rectangle from Sue Wilson’s infinity double stitched rectangle dies in the middle of the card, as a guide.

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Once all my stamps were coloured and diecut, I cut the rectangle and got my daughter Ines to write the name of the baby as she writes so well! I flicked on some blue and pink paint onto my card by wetting (a little) my Zig clean color brush marker tips and tapping it against the side of a pen.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope I inspired you enough to join us in our Anything Goes challenge. I look forward to seeing your projects. Have a great week!

Hugs,Gwendolyn

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anything goes

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” 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 Gwendolyn15 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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a2z scrapbooking January 2019 challenge

a2z scrapbooking anything goes January challenge

Hello everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope that 2019 is everything you hope it to be. It’s time for a new challenge here at a2z scrapbooking. If you’re anything like me you’re still frazzled after all the Holiday fun, so lets keep in simple with a good old Anything Goes challenge!! Our design team has some fun inspiration for you, just click through to the team mates name to learn more, and remember to review the challenge rules, posted at the bottom of this post. Looking forward to seeing your creations!

KRISTINA

New Years Card Sugartree Stamps

Kristina used a wedding set from Sugartree Stamps to create this New Years card!

 

CINDY

Hero Arts Peony

Cindy created this gorgeous and versatile card with the Hero Arts Peonies set that is
great for many occasions, including the New Year!

 

GWENDOLYN

Hero Arts January Challenge Dahlia

Gwendolyn made a beautiful Thank You card with the Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia

 

 

 

Challenge Rules

  • You can make any paper crafting or altered item that fits within the theme of the challenge.
  • Any products may be used but there is a BONUS prize if you use Hero Arts or Sugartree Products!!
  • You can enter up to FIVE (5) unique times per person. Multiple entries of an identical card that only varies slightly, ie. in color is not acceptable.
  • You can enter your project into other challenges
  • There is NO BACKLINKING. You must create a NEW project. Backlinks will be deleted.
  • You must mention the challenge in your post and link back to a2z Scrapbooking
  • A new challenge will post on the FIRST of every month and ends at 11:59PM EST the LAST day of the month.
  • You must link your project via the link up tool at the bottom of the challenge post or up in the menu bar.

PRIZE

The winner, chosen by random draw, will receive his/her choice of 1 digital set from out store. In addition, if the winner used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps as the main focal point of their project, they will receive a $20 giftcard to our store.

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anything goes

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” 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 a2z15 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 Peonies Stamp Set
Hero Arts Peonies Stamp Set
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Hero Arts Peonies Die
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Hero ARts Color Layering Koi
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Hero Arts Gold Metallic Ink
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Sugartree Stamps Mr & Mrs
Sugartree Stamps Mr & Mrs
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