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Hero Arts Santa Snacks

Happy Sunday everyone!

Cindy here to share a “Winter/Christmas” project.  Today happens to be my second time hosting a cookie exchange.  And I prepare a little cookie recipe album for each of my guests.  My Hero Arts Santa Snacks Stamp and Cut set is perfect for the front and back cover of my project.

 

On white card stock I stamped the images in random fashion using Vintage Photo, and then watercolored.  I used a white gel pen to fill in the icing outlines.  Both the tree on the cup and the gingerbread men’s buttons are painted with gold ink.  The stars on the tree are coated with Candy Cane Stickles, and the marshmallows are coated with Sprinkled Sugar.

 

The banners and labels are glued and I added faux stitch with a Gold Gel pen.

 

I had lots of fun coloring in the stamp images, I made 5 albums!  For the back cover, I just stamp left it uncolored.  For more details, please visit my blog Escape To Stamping.  The holiday season is upon us, hope you’d have some time for crafty time besides getting ready for the festivities!

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 Cindy15 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.

 

 

 

 

Cut-Out Holidays Fancy Die


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Hero Arts Happy Holidays

Howdy, it’s Karen Happy December to you! Here we go with the countdown to Christmas. I started a couple years ago making my cards all year to avoid the craziness right before Christmas. It sure helps to ease the stress. But there is still plenty of time to make some cards. So here is one using the Hero Arts Cut-Out Holidays Fancy Die.

Cut-Out Holidays Fancy Die

Here’s how it comes together. I glued a piece of the gold glitter paper on the card base to just go down far enough to be behind the sentiment. So it is not a full panel. Then I used the Cut-Out Holidays die to cut out that sentiment at the top of the red panel. That gets glued to the card base. I used a die from Memory Box to cut out the poinsettia. I have either never or next to never used this poinsettia die so it was good to get it out. I have had it probably a couple years. On each layer of petals I went over them lightly with a gold pigment ink pad. And that is it!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 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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Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge With A Bit of Dazzle

I saw the Holiday Greenery Edge used in the Hero Arts (HA) Catalog, but wondered how it would look with two dies, opposed to each other on a card.  I was surprised to see that a white background and green die cut was a smart, sharp combination.

Here is my inspiration card for A2Z Scrapbooking.

Another view below

 

I like the inspiration this HA page in the Winter 2018 Catalog..

I used Nuvo Red Berry to do the berries on the die-cut and joined them together with berries facing the outside of the card.  A glittery gold tape conceals the space where the dies join.  A small stamped “Merry Christmas” completes the card.  Simple and simply delightful to look at.  My post is also at A Bit of This and That.

Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s “Winter” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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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Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Welcome to our stop of the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers’ Bloghop!!

A2z Scrapbooking Supplies is proud to be a Super Sponsor to the hop again.  We are giving away a digi stamp kit as Flash Prize, and a $25 gift card to the store as Super Sponsor prize.  Make a new /Winter coffee/tea/hot cocoa project and link up at the Coffee Lovers Cardmakers’ Blog for a chance to win.  You have until Dec 7th to link up.  Winners will be announced on the Coffee Lovers Cardmakers Blog Dec 9th.  For details click Here.

Now my card, I used the To Go cup from the Sugartree Stamps Hug in a Mug digi stamp set.  I printed in both white and pattern card stock, trimmed our the corresponding parts and paper pieced it.  The weaved sleeve is painted with gold glimmer ink, the cap has a coat of Perfect Pearl solution.  The cup is then adhere on pattern paper background.  And I added some white faux stitches on the pattern paper panel.

Our DT has created some very yummy coffee/tea/hot cocoa inspirations for you.

Arlene

 

Gwendolyn

 

Karen

 

There is still time to play our November Challenge.  Scroll down to check the details.  And come back tomorrow for a brand new challenge.

 

Happy hopping!!

 

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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 Cindy15 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.

 

 

Home for the Holidays


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Hero Arts Home for the Holidays

Howdy! It is time to get some Christmas cards done. The Home for the Holidays stamp set has so many cute things to make up a scene and dies to match. There is one more house, a few more trees, several sentiments and a few other fun things in this set.

Home for the Holidays

To create this little scene I started by doing some ink blending with Distress inks on an oval, that I cut out, using two different colors of blue.  I cut a hill using a die and glued that over the ink blended oval. There is a little bit of glitter along the top of hill which might be kind of hard to see.

For the houses I stamped them and colored them using Copic pens. For all of the snow I used a Quickie glue pen and then sprinkled on ultra fine glitter. The glue pen worked really nice to get in the small areas and cover the roof of the brown house. I stamped the smoke for the chimneys with Oxide Distress ink in gray. I really like that smoke stamp in this set.

I stamped the trees and die cut them along with the snowman. On the snowman I also used the Quickie glue pen and he got some glitter too. For his hat I colored it with a black Glaze pen. For his scarf I used a Copic pen.

The sentiment is also from the Home for the Holidays set but I did a little altering. It is actually We wish you a Merry Christmas. I like that sentiment but it was a bit to long so when I inked up the stamp I just  covered the first part with paper so there wasn’t any ink on that part.

To frame it I used an oval die from the Hero Arts Nesting Oval Infinity Dies to cut an opening in a panel.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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 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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Digi Dueling with Merry Backgrounds

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to show off the Merry Background digital stamp set from Hero Arts. Arlene and I both took the digi stamp and came up with two different cards, though we did stick with red, green and black and white, without knowing what the other one was making. I used the digi in gray, she used it in black. It also comes in five other color combos.

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Arlene used some beautiful red metallic paper that really pops against the black background. I think it’s classy and perfect for a Christmas card.

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Arlene’s Supplies:

Here’s my card, using the stamp. I used Tombow markers to color in some of the bulbs and one of the words.

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Chark’s Supplies:

If you’re thinking this might be perfect for your cards, you can head to the store and pick up the digi stamp or enter the monthly challenge and try to win it–check out the link in the header for all the details.

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Hero Arts Very Merry Tree Die


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One Die, Five Cards | Hero Arts Very Merry Tree

Hi Everyone, Kristina here with some more holiday inspiration for your card fiesta this year!
So I’ve been really diggin’ the Hero Arts Very Merry Tree die every since I got it, I can’t put it down!
This is my second post with this die, head over here for a some more traditional colors, this time I’m doing the non-traditional christmas colors thing 🙂

Card Set Handmade Hero Arts Very Merry Tree

I sat down, pulled out some Hero Arts Layering Papers (discontinued) and went to town making a 6 piece card set
using just one die, 4 sheets of paper, and some white card stock.
Unfortunately due to an occupational hazard one card didn’t survive.

Hero Arts Very Merry Tree Die

My original plan was just a set of cards using the darkest and lightest color in the paper layering set
one shade for the positive space and one for the negative, but as I got working it turned into so much more, and really didn’t take me all that long. I’ll walk you though each design.

Hero Arts Very Merry Tree

This was the first (and most difficult) card I did. I inlaid the light pool color into the dark pool.
What I didn’t realize was how tricky it would be. On my first (sacrificed) card, I adhered the main piece with the words down first then tried to piece the negative space inside. Because of how delicate and the scripty words are, they move and didn’t glue down in perfect alignment, so the pieces didn’t fit 😦
What I learned the 2nd time around was; run the light pool or inside layer through the die cut machine first and leave the pieces in the die. Add adhesive to the pieces that will be glued down while everything is still stuck in the die. Carefully flip the whole thing, die and all, over onto you card base. While that dies a little run your other color through the die machine. Remove your positive space piece, but keep your negative spaces for later! Now back on the card, carefully lift up the die and the postive space piece (save for later) and replace it with the one you just cut out. Doing it this way made everything line up perfectly for me!

Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas Tree

The original look I was going for was the inlaid look from the previous card, but that ended up being more work than I wanted to put in and this one ended up being my favorite anyway!
I cut the die our from the lightest shade in the reds, I carefully peeled up the positive space (with the words) and left all the negative space piece in the die for later. I then backed the die cut with some of the light pool card stock, which I had glittered with some fun microfine glitter. I will probably make a bunch more of these.

Hero Arts Very Merry Tree

Now I took the light pink pieces (still stuck in the die), added adhesive to the back of them, and stuck them down die and all to an a2 sized card base. Let it dry for a minute and carefully peel the die up. It was a little too plain so I did some ink blending around the edges.

Hero Arts Very Merry Tree Die

I wasn’t ready to stop so I repeated the process from the last two cards, this time I used a shimmer pen over the negative space vs. glittering the cardstock, for a less dramatic sparkle.

Hero Arts Very Merry Tree Die

Like before I adhered the negative space down to a white a2 card base and this time decided to create a frame using a rectangle die instead of ink blending around the edges.

All the cards got a nice sprinkling of snowflakes from last years Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti die.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking challenge september 2018

 

Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 KRISTINA15 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 Snowflake Confetti
Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti
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Hero Arts Very Merry Tree Die
Hero Arts Very Merry Tree Die
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Hero Arts Pool Layering Paper
Hero Arts Pool Layering Paper
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ECD Silk Microfine Cool Diamond
ECD Silk Microfine Cool Diamond
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Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
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Stick It Adhesive Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
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Sizzix Metal Adapter
Sizzix Metal Adapter
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
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SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ


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Color Layering Poinsettia Trio

Happy Sunday everyone,

So glad you stop by.  I am sharing a trio of cards created using the same stamp.

 

As soon as I got my Color Layering Poinsettia Stamp set, I experimented with various color combinations.  The reds one were easier.  But it took me many tries to get the white/yellow ones to my liking.

One of my favorite new supply is the Hero Art Glimmer Metallic Gold Ink.  I diluted it with some water, and use a flat, toothed watercolor brush to draw shimmery gold strips on white card stock.  Then I cut it up and used it on all three cards.  I am quite happy how these turned out.

For more details on each of my cards, hop over to my blog Escape To Stamping.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking challenge september 2018

 

Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 Cindy15 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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5 Minute Card – A Very Merry Hero Arts Christmas

Hero Arts Very Merry Fancy Die

 

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I have another card to share with you from my last Hero Arts haul. This time I’ve used the Very Merry Tree Fancy Die. My original plan was a shake card, but with the colors I choose it was just too busy. So I have it assembled as a shake, with no sequins, just to add some dimension.

I cut the die out of some green cardstock and backed it with a piece of acetate paper so the negative space would be a clear window. I used foam tape to mount that onto a piece of glitter cardstock, before mounting onto my card base. And that’s it! A super simple and quick holiday card that you could easily mass reproduce!

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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 or Sugartree Stamps, 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 KRISTINA15 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 Very Merry Christmas Fancy Die 

Hero Arts Holidays Die Snowflake Edge


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Non-Traditional Holiday Card with Hero Arts

Hero Arts Holidays Die Snowflake Edge

Hi Everyone! Kristina here with my first of the years Holiday cards. If you don’t already know we have the new 2018 Hero Arts holiday release in store now and ready to get inky. I went a little die crazy with this release buying a bunch of the new fancy dies and had to get ahold of this “Holidays” sentiment. I like to do “Happy Holidays” cards more frequently for the ones I’m going to mail, because chances are they aren’t getting sent on time. So if they get there by New Years I’m still in the clear!

For this card I started by just ink blending a background panel with some distress oxide inks, I knew I wanted to do something utilizing the snowflake fancy edge as a frame/border. The die is 5.5″ long, but I decided to trim it down to use horizontally on a top fold card.

When I started playing with the sentiment die I decided to do an inlay, and I really wanted it to pop. So I cut the die first out of the ink blended background and then out of some black card stock and pieced the two together onto an a2 card base. To complete the sentiment I pulled the word Happy off of another sentiment sent and stamped it above. To pull it all together and give it a real pop, I added glossy accents overtop the sentiment.

 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

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 or Sugartree Stamps, 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 KRISTINA15 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.

 

 

 

Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade
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SSS | AMZ
Distress Oxide Wilted Violet
Distress Oxide Wilted Violet
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SSS | AMZ
Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
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a2z | SSS | AMZ
SA 3L Tape Runner
SA 3L Tape Runner
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Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Glossy Accents
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Sizzix Metal Adapter
Sizzix Metal Adapter
Where to buy:
AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Martha Stewart Stamp Block
Martha Stewart Stamp Block
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
MISTI
MISTI
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a2z | SSS | AMZ
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Hero Arts Holidays Die
Hero Arts Holidays Die
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a2z
Hero Arts Snowflake Edge Die
Hero Arts Snowflake Edge Die
Where to buy:
a2z