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Hero Arts Santa Snacks Gingerbread Cookie Wreath

Hello there,

 

Cindy here to share a fun Christmas card!  We could string popcorn necklace to trim a tree and hang candy cane as ornaments.  So why not display a gingerbread cookie wreath?!  😀

 

I white heat embossed the gingerbread man mulitple times on a selection of brown card stocks and die cut.  Next I stamped the leaves in distress inks and die dut.   Then I arranged and glued the die cut pieces on a round die cut.  The sentiment is white heat embossed onto pink vellum.  The wreath is then glued onto a pattern paper panel and then onto a white card base.  To decorate the wreath I added a few holly leaves, and wine colored sequins.

I thought the gingerbread men were a little plain, so I used a gold gel pen and colored their buttons, mittens, and socks.  Here’s a closer look.

 

Now it’s your turn, create a project and play along our September Anything Goes challenge.  Scroll down to get the details.

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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 Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Cut-Out Christmas Fancy Die


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Die Cutting with a Hero Arts Christmas Die

Howdy! I am dropping in today for Christmas in September. Is that a thing? I just got the Hero Arts Cut-Out Christmas die and I really wanted to use it.  So here we go.

Hero Arts Cut-Out Christmas Fancy Die

This Merry Christmas die is a fun one. As you can see you get a positive negative look. There are 3 different dies like this in the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy shop. There is Merry Christmas, Tis The Season and Happy Holidays.

I had this shiny red paper in my stash and thought it would work well for this card. I positioned the die so that I had a portion of red below the sentiment.

For the background I stamped some snowflakes and heat embossed them using Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder. It gives a nice little shine with some glittery sparkle. I need to give this a try with some colored pigment ink instead of the Versamark. I glued the red sentiment piece to the background.

The house and trees are from a Hero Arts stamp set called Home For The Holidays. I heat embossed the house and the bare tree in brown and the full tree with green powder. I colored the house and the full tree with Copics. I used the matching die set to cut them out.

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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

 


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It’s a Birthday Bash This Month

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

Close-up below

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge Ornaments

Hi,

I know, I know it is only July, but I have been working on my Christmas cards stash.  Sparkle and shimmer is always a great element to use on Christmas cards.

 

For this first one I die cut some gold foil card stock with Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die to decorate the ornament.  To make less matchy matchy I heat embossed the greeting with Brass embossing powder.  On the hot pink card base I splattered some white acrylic paint.

Since I got everything out already, why not make more?  🙂  I used the same design, just swap the gold foil card stock with metallic dark blue card stock, and gold heat emboss the greeting instead.  On the white card base, I splattered Glimmer Metallic Gold Ink.

I also coated the die cut bow with Clear Wink of Stella.

So do you have a preference?  Inspired?  Go ahead, make something Sparkly and Shinny and play along our July Challenge – Sparkle and Shine.  Scroll down to get the details.

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JulyPlease join us in this month’s “Sparkle & Shine” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

 

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Love Swirls Stenciled Wedding & Anniversary

Hello there,

July’s challenge theme – Sparkle & Shine prompts me to think of weddings and anniversaries.   And I am using this stencil, Hero Arts Love Swirls Stencil today.

Isn’t it lovely?  Now let’s take a look of my projects.

First up I made a CAS wedding card.  The pattern of the stencils reminds me of a bride’s veil, or it could be some details on a wedding dress.  So I went ahead and align the stencil on a white card base so that only half is on the card.  I masked the necessary areas and spread a light modeling paste over the stencil, lifted the stencil and sprinkled Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over the paste right away so they would adhere.  After it dried I furbish the glitter by rubbing the stenciled area.  And shake off the excess glitter.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment in Brass.

Next I created an anniversary card.  I used an inking tool and inked only parts of the stencil.  I did one side first then move the stencil to the opposite side and repeated the process.  Then the sentiment is stamped in black and clear heat embossed.

Next I masked the stenciled area and the sentiment, and splatter the middle section with Glimmer Metallic Gold Ink.

Both cards are one layer, so very mailing friendly!  🙂  Btw, the Love Swirls stencil is on sale right now, It’s 50% off the regular price.  Get yours today.

Now it’s your turn to make something Sparkly and Shinny and play along our July Challenge.  Scroll down to get the details.

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JulyPlease join us in this month’s “Sparkle & Shine” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

 

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 

Hero Arts Beautiful Day Agapanthus


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Heat Embossing with Hero Arts Beautiful Day Agapanthus

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

Hero Arts Beautiful Day Agapanthus

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

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

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

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

Then it was just adhering everything to the card.

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Please join us in this month’s “May Flowers” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Safari Wild About You


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Hero Arts Safari Wild About You Embossing

Howdy! Are you all having a good weekend? Most of us are seeing some sunny days.

I have a safari card for you today. The safari sets are some of my very favorite Hero Arts stamps. All of the animals and the hunter are from the Safari Wild About You stamp set in the a2z Etsy store.

Hero Arts Safari Wild About You

To start off my card I got out a couple of pieces of watercolor paper and a couple Ken Oliver Color Burst colors. For the sunset I used an orange and a yellow. The yellow has a bit of a blue here and there which I wanted in there. I mixed it with water and painted that on and did a little sprinkling of the powder which I blended in with a brush. After that panel dried I cut out the sunset with a die.

Next came the background. I also used a couple Ken Oliver Color Burst colors. I got it watered down and blended a darker blue and a purple on watercolor paper.

For the animals and the hunter I stamped them with Versamark, sprinkled on some copper embossing powder and heat embossed them. On the giraffe I added a bit of a yellow/gold embossing powder to add a little different color. I then die cut them out. I got the idea early on in the planning that I wanted to do the animals in copper. The bird above the tree is stamped with a copper ink.

The tree is cut out of a cool looking copper paper that has some shimmer to it.

The sentiment comes from another safari set. I really need a bunch of thank you cards so that is the sentiment I picked.

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a2z scrapbooking may challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “May Flowers” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Karen15 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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a2z scrapbooking may challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “May Flowers” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Christi15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes Welcome Home

Hello everyone,

I actually don’t have any scientific proof on this, but I truly believe the kitchen is the heart of a home.  So for my ‘Welcome Home’ card I chose to use the Kitchen Silhouettes Digi Kit.

 

To create this card, I printed the “background reverse” on white card stock multiple times and trimmed a 4 1/4 by 5 inch panel, then colored it with coloring pencils.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a vellum band and wrapped it around the colored panel.  Adhered the colored panel to a hot pink card base.  From a separate non colored area, I hand cut the uncolored coffee pot and cup, stamped the heart and dots and attached to vellum band with foam adhesive.

This month’s challenge theme is to Color It In.   Have you play along yet?

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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

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. 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.