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Tiger Lily


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Hero Arts Tiger Lily Appreciate What Is

I really like heat embossing the last layer on this tiger lily in white.  I know it’s not a natural look, but it’s quite riveting in real life.  The flower becomes the stunning focus on the card.  So happy to share this flower with you.  You can find me at A Bit of This and That.

Tiger Lily

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SeptPlease 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

 

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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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Tiger Lily at A2Z Scrapbooking Stamp and Die Set here
  • Hero Arts Tiger Lily Die-Cut at A2Z Scrapbooking here
  • Hero Arts Anytime sentiments – old set
  • Kat Scrappiness Background Die here
  • Distress inks Mermaid Lagoon & Blueprint Sketch
  • Hero Hues Unicorn pigment ink
  • JudiKins Embossing Powder Opaque White
  • Papers – Navy Blue scrap paper & distressed background in broken china to lighter colors
  • Vagabond die cut machine

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly


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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamping

Howdy, here I am again with a project for you that is home decor rather than a card. Sometimes you think what the heck am I going to make then you get rolling and dive in. I have really enjoyed the projects I have made for this months challenge. I made another thing for my craft room. It is not really craft related but sits in my craft room next to my computer. I am going to use the stand I made to hold my birthday lists. I like them right in front of me so I can quickly see the birthdays coming up.

So here we go.

Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly

To start off my project I got this wood stand at Michaels craft store. I used Distress paint in a few different colors of brown to paint the wood.

For the butterflies I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly stamp set and the Flutterbies Printable digital set. Both of these are available in the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy shop. First I used my Misti to stamp the 3 layers of the larger monarch butterfly. For the 2 smaller butterflies I used the Flutterbies Printable kit to print the pdf with 6 butterflies on it. I just told the printer I was printing on a 4X6 piece of paper which in reality I used an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of Neenah paper. This makes all of the butterflies print smaller. I colored the 2 purple ones with Copic pens. I hand cut all of the butterflies but the Monarch Butterfly matching die is available in the a2z Etsy store. I glued these down over the branches. There are little strips of foam under part of the wings of the orange butterfly and under the purple butterfly on the right to give them some dimension.

Here comes the tricky part…. I decided I wanted to die cut the branches out of Tim Holtz plain tissue paper. You need to make it more stable to run it through a die cut machine. I put some 2 sided adhesive on the tissue and die cut 2 of the branches. The trickiest part is after you take off the backing paper you have a very delicate branch that you have to keep from sticking to itself and get it on to that wood without ripping it. The first one, all good. The second one I had to fight with it.

The clasp that holds the paper at the top is colored with Alcohol Ink.

Here is a look without the list.

Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly

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a2z scrapbooking june challenge

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 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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Mini Note Pad Holder

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a fun project.

You can make this in about an hour or less.

These mini note pad holders are perfect to add to a gift basket or just as is.Adobe_20190529_204825

So, Let’s begin the project. – I like to break it down into a few steps.

1. Stamp the images (which are layering bird, leaves, branch and flowers). Fussy cut them. Then, Stamp the sentiment on a banner shape. Set them aside while you work on the cover. Next, trim the 12″ x 12″ White heavyweight card stock into 3-1/2″ x 11-3/4″.  Save the remaining card stock for another project.
2. let’s score the cover for our note pad. Using a scoring board or a trimmer channel – using the bone folder – score at  5″ & 5-1/4″.  Then at 10-1/4″ & 10- 3/8″. Next, crease the score lines – using the bone folder.

   

3. Apply a bit of gesso to your cover. heat set or air dry (I heat set). Then, spray some Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Tim Holtz Distress Stain Spray. Heat set to dry.

4. Adhere the pad into the cover. Place adhesive of choice on the back of the note pad and the creased section of the cover. I added an extra piece cardstock to the inside of the cover as well as to the bottom closer.  Press firmly.

   Next, push on the crease to the top of the note pad really sticks to the cover. I use the bone folder to press it. Plus it will give it a nice crisp look.

    

5. Now, Adhere the branch to the cover. Then, the larger flowers. Followed by the leaves and the smaller flowers which I added a bit of foam adhesive.
 

Next, adhere the bird to the branch having the back leg touching the branch. Then, add the sentiment onto a banner and adhere to the bottom flap.

 

6. Now, for the closer – I peel off one Velcro tab and center it onto the other – stacking them. The Velcro has strong adhesive this is why I only expose one side first – I then center the Velcro stack onto the lower tab – press in place – then remove the remain plastic backing and press the lower tab closed.

  

Finally, Add a few embellishments. I added a few sequins at the top left and by the sentiment. I added one to each of the flower centers.

Now, your Mini Notepad Holder is complete!
You can Modify this tutorial using a masculine design and colors.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!
You can always see more of my projects at Little Wings Creates

Annie

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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

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.

Hero Arts Stamp Layering Bird and Branch CL866
Heavy Weight Textured White Cardstock
Liquitex Gesso
Dollar Tree Mini Notepad
Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pen – Gold
Heidi Swapp Colorshine Gold
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Spiced Marmalade
Recollections Brand Purple cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks: Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac,
Wilted Violet, Blueprint sketch, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick,
Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, Squeezed Lemonade
Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend: Sunshine and
Birthstone Collection: February Amethyst

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly


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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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a2z scrapbooking june challenge

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 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 Color Layering Koi Journal Page

Hi everyone,

Cindy here sharing another planner/journal page.  Tomorrow is a new month, and I am ready!  I  used the Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Clear Stamp Set featured in the 2019 Hero Arts Catalog.

 

 

 

My inspiration word for February is Fish, visit me at Escape To Stamping and you shall find the answer.  🙂

Have you check out the Sales section in the a2z Etsy store?   Check out these fun items at 50% off.

Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Octopus

 

Hero Arts Wishing Well

Hero Arts Love Little Heart

 

Hero Arts Blush Envelopes

 

There are lots of other goodies on sale, check it out here.

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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 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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Hero Arts Greenery Edge Journal Page

Hi everyone,

Cindy here sharing a planner/journal page.  I am trying something new this year, instead of a planner, I am using an art journal to be a planner/diary/art journal.  And this is my January layout.

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My inspiration word is Hope, thus the title “hopeful 2019”.  For more details you can visit me at Escape To Stamping.

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Our January challenge is Anything Goes.  Scroll down to get the details and join in the fun.  And remember to grab my promote code Cindy15 to shop at a2z.  The Color Layering Butterfly I used in my layout is on sale.

Looking forward to see your creation in our challenge gallery!

cindya2zscrapbooking

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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 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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Hero Arts Pink Poinsettia Greetings

Oh boy, just two more day before Christmas!  Are you ready for it?

I don’t think I am ever ‘ready’, I just enjoy and take it all in regardless.  Best policy don’t you think?  Alright enough small talk, let’s get to my card today.

 

I’ve stamped the Poinsettias all around the card edges and created a frame for my ‘Merry Merry Christmas’ sentiment.  Btw I combined stamps from two sets for it and it’s silver heat embossed.  Some of the tips of the leaves have silver embossing on it, it wasn’t my original design, but I like that it happened!  I also enhanced the some of the petals with a watercolor wash.  For the final touches I splattered some Glimmer Metallic Pewter Ink all over it.  To the center of the Poinsettia I added Gold Dust Stickles.  The panel is adhered to a Charcoal card base, and embellished with some Wine color sequins.

So Merry Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!!

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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

 

 

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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Hero Arts You Are Appreciated

Hello everyone! Here is the card I made for my second monthly post at a2z Scrapbooking.  I was thumbing through some of my older Stamper’s Sampler magazines, specifically a “Catch Up Issue” and it reminded me of how we used to decorate cards with fibers.  I still have a HUGE drawer full of fibers, so I dug some out to decorate this card:

YouAreAppreciated a2z

 

I hope you can find some time to join me and all my talented teammates in the a2z Scrapbooking monthly challenge; the November theme is “Give Thanks.”  Can’t have enough thank you cards on hand if you ask me! For all the details on how I made this card please pop over to my personal bog, Art Without Anxiety.   Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post! You are appreciated!!

a2z Badge Christi

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Image may contain: flower and text

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

  • You Are Loved stamp set, #CM171
  • Color Layering Peacock stamp set, #CM126 {you can special order on the site}
  • Paper Layering Feather Die, #DI491 {Please special order through the store}
  • Hero Arts Inks


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Hero Arts Color Layering Pomegranate Thanks

Hi everyone,

 

I am sharing a Thank You card featuring Hero Arts Color Layering Pomegranate today.  I did the usual stamp and watercolor, but for the Pomegranates I die cut with the matching frame and watercolor only.  I was happy with the result but they needed some ‘zing’, to enhance the look I used a very unusual element – beet juice!  Yup you read it right.

 

 

I share a comparison of the card before beet juice on my blog, you can check it there, Escape To Stamping.

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Image may contain: flower and text

 

 

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.

 

 

 


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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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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.