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Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut

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Hi there it’s Angie here today with some inspiration for our October “Watercolor” challenge!  I watercolored some watercolor paper with Distress Inks and Kuretake watercolors then die cut the ornaments from Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut set.  The sentiment is from the same set.    I used a large plaid background stamp (very old Hero Arts rubber stamp) on top of the watercolored paper for some pattern.  The large wood background stamp is from Joy Clair stamps in light beige ink.   I used two strips of the watercolored paper on the sides then cut the top panel and another black panel with MFT edge die and layered them.   Lastly I added some glitter Nuvo drops to the ornaments for extra shine and two die cut bows from the same Hero Arts Stamp and Cut set.

I can’t wait to see what you enter in this months challenge!  Be sure to read about the changes to our challenge – you can use any products and we have several ways to win.  Check out the details HERE!

And remember the rules have changed for the challenge, you can use any products to enter!

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I made another card with the left over ornaments.  The white top fold is slimmer than the rest of the card so I could add some watercolored strips to the inside of the card and still see them when the card is closed.  The little red bows are actually red raffia from my stash adhered with glue dots.  I forgot to draw in the strings at the top with a fine tip marker before I took these pictures – oops!  So I added them later!
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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 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts CM179 Winter Silhouettes Christmas Card

Well, it’s the 14th, so it’s my turn here at a2z Scrapbooking. I’m here with another Christmas card.

I’m using the same stamp set that I did here last month. This month, I chose another non-traditional Christmas color – tumbled glass (distress ink). I stamped the trees along the edges of my panel and stamped a deer, one lonely deer, between the trees. In retrospect, I probably should have stamped another deer, so the first one would have a friend. I matted the panel with teal cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and added a few snowflakes. I added some Nuvo glitter drops – White Blizzard for a bit of sparkle.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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

 

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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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

Mahalo for stopping by!!

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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

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 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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We Wish you…

Hello everyone! Monica M here with a card for our October challenge. Today’s card was inspired by a video I was watching earlier. I liked the sketch she used and instantly thought I could use the silhouettes on it with a little watercolor.

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I heat embossed the images and cut the squares. Added a little black watercolor to make the images standout. I stamped the sentiment before die cutting it out with a circle die. I then mounted my stamped panels on some red pattern paper. Adhered all of my pieces on the cardbase.

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a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” 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 Monica15 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 Animals + WCD Giveaway Winner!

Hi Everyone, Kristina here today playing along with our Watercolor Challenge for the month of October.
I decided to pull out the Hero Arts Holiday Animals stamps and dies and go to town.

 

Hero Arts Holiday Animals Card

 

I started with a a2 sized panel of watercolor paper, and did a wash of 3 different colors of ranger distress ink. While that dried I cut out a few snowy hillsides, and stamped and colored and cut out a bunch of images from the Hero Arts Holiday Animals set.
After my watercolor panel was completely dry, I stamped a few trees from the set to stage a background, and then arranged my images, and lastly stamped my sentiment and embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I trimmed everything down and mounted on a regular a2 sized note card.

And now for the fun stuff!! A big congrats to Beverly Jordan! Thank you everyone for hanging out with us on World Cardmaking Day. Beverly, watch your inbox for an email 🙂

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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

 

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 Holiday Animals
Hero Arts Holiday Animals
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Hero Arts Holiday Animals Die
Hero Arts Holiday Animals Die
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Forever Green
Hero Arts Forever Green
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Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
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Distress Ink Salty Ocean
Distress Ink Salty Ocean
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Disress Ink Faded Jeans
Disress Ink Faded Jeans
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Distress Ink Stormy Sky
Distress Ink Stormy Sky
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Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
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Prima Watercolor Pencils 'Vintage Lover'
Prima Watercolor Pencils ‘Vintage Lover’
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Prima Watercolor Pencils 'Soft Neutrals'
Prima Watercolor Pencils ‘Soft Neutrals’
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Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside
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Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear
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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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Nuvo Drops White Blizzard
Nuvo Drops White Blizzard
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
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Hero Arts Color Layering Joy Message Christmas Card

Hi! It’s Sue with another Christmas card. I’m trying to building up my Christmas card collection so that I’m not scrambling in mid-December to try to complete enough cards for my mailing list.

Here’s my card

It’s a clean and simple card with lots of white space. I stamped the sentiment and positioned it in the lower right quadrant. I added some holly leaves in the upper left quadrant. I wasn’t fond of the holly berries that were with the holly leaves, so I added holly berries from another stamp set. I matted the panel on a piece of red cardstock.

Just a little note, a2z Scrapbooking Supplies will be donating two prizes to The Caring Hearts Card Drive over at Ling’s Studio…Vera began this card drive that collects handmade holiday cards for seniors in nursing homes 8 years ago. The first year, they collected 750 cards. And last year they received over 66,000 cards and distributed the cards to various nursing homes throughout the US, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom. Isn’t that amazing? Here’s the info on the card drive if you want to join in this year.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store if you use Hero Arts. 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 CM181 Bird Words Christmas Card

Hi! Sue here with a new project for you. It’s a Christmas card because it is less than three months to Christmas and I believe that it’s never too soon to start your Christmas cards – right?

Here’s my card

So, I’ll admit it. I held the stamp set in my hands wondering what to do. The birds are cute and the message perfect.  What to do? I thought about a monochromatic card with a pop of colour. So, that’s what I did. I chose three birds – merry, hope, noel and arranged them randomly and stamped them with gray ink, leaving a space for the hope bird, which I stamped with red ink using my MISTI.  The card seemed a bit plain, so I added a strip of sparkly silver cardstock for a bit of sparkle.

 

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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 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 

Hero Arts Paper Layering Dove


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Hero Arts Paper Layering Dove | Merry Christmas

Hero Arts Paper Layering Dove

Hero Arts Paper Layering PineappleHi Everyone, Kristina here today with my CAS(e) a Designer creation! I choose to case Niki and her super cute paper layering card here

I love that she used a sentiment die overtop the paper layering, I never would’ve thought of it. I get pretty intimidated with the paper layering die, but I actually whipped this card together quick quickly using Niki’s inspiration.

I started with a piece of white cardstock trimmed to 3.75 x 5.5 and ran it through my Big Shot with the Hero Arts Paper Layering Dove. While the big shot was out I cut the Merry sentiment from some scrap foil paper I had, as well as some snowflakes using the new Snowflake Confetti die (very versatile, see how I use the negative space here). I arranged and adhered everything where I wanted, added a strip of matching foil paper down the side and mounted on a grey a2 sized panel. Lastly, I put the whole thing in my MISTI to position and stamp the rest of the sentiment. And there you have it!

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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 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Paper Layering Dove
Hero Arts Paper Layering Dove
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Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti
Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti
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Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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Hero Arts Merry Stamp n Cut
Hero Arts Merry Stamp n Cut
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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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SSS | S6
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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SSS | AMZ | S6
Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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SSS | AMZ | S6
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
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AMZ | S6
MISTI
MISTI
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SSS | AMZ | S6


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Peace this Christmas

Hi everyone! It’s Monica from Taylormadecards4u. While we may not want to see all the Christmas decorations popping up in all the stores quite yet, it is not too early to start our handmade Christmas Cards.

Peace

This is called  Peace coordinating set and can be ordered over at the shop. There are several Christmas sets in stock, so be sure to check them out while you are there.

I love these coordinating sets. They are so versatile with both the stamps and the matching die cut.  The sets give you lots of options for different sentiments as well.

 

Peace Christmas

I am using one of my Tim Holtz die cuts from last year and added some Nuvo Glitter paste to create my snow.

The snowflakes are stickers from my stash along with the holly rub on. It is a very simple card with minimal embellishments, but I just love that snow! What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!monicaa2zscrapbooking

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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 MONICAT15 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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Hero Arts CM179 Winter Silhouettes

Hi there! It’s Sue here with a new card. I love working on Christmas cards because  I love reflecting on my favorite Christmas memories. Here’s my card

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I stamped the trees in pink – not really a traditional Christmas color. However, it reminded me of my Aunt’s pink Christmas tree from the 70s. I think that she was ahead of her time – pink trees seem pretty trendy today. I then stamped the child, sled and dog. For the sentiment, I used silver embossing powder and heat set it. I matted the entire panel on bright pink to draw out the pink color, even more! To add a bit of sparkle, I added some Nuvo drops White Blizzard glitter drops on the trees.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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 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 within the shop.