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Hero Arts Magnolia in Yellow

I thought this yellow flower would be perfect for the month of May and just a nice way to say “hi” to a friend who might need a smile.  It’s bright and sunny which I feel should bring the sun to anyone.

The die cut piece on the left side of the flower reminds me of a vine growing up a trellis.  I hope you like this little creation.

Close-up below

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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 Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Magnolia
  • Hero Arts Magnolia die cut at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Copic markers Y00, Y02, Y04, Y19, YG00, YG03, YG05 & YG09
  • The Stamp Doctor Spellbinders Side Step Card Die
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment (Smile)
  • Leafy die unknown
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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Hero Arts Magnolia in Purple

While I was looking for magnolias on Pinterest, I saw some purple, YES Purple, magnolias.  Mine did not turn out quite like the ones I saw, but I’ll claim artistic license.  I ran some Washi tape diagonally  and added a sentiment.  Have fun with your flower entries for this month.

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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

 

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 Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Magnolia (wood or clear)
  • Hero Arts Magnolia die-cut at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Copic markers
  • Washi tape
  • Hero Arts sentiment (I put the stamp set away too soon and now I can’t find which set it is)
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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Guest Designer May 2019

Hello there,

We are very please to present our May Guest Designer, Ilina Grouse.   She is a former a2z DT and is currently on several design teams including Hero Arts.  I bet you’ve been inspired by her work just like I have.  Let’s hear from her and see what she created for us today.


Hi everyone,

I am honored to be a guest designer for A2ZScrapbooking this month. This month’s challenge is flowers, so I used the Color Layering TIger Lily set and dies, Peonies stamp set and the new Flower Garden Fancy dies.

To make my card I started by stamping the Tiger Lilies using Soft Pink, Bubble Gum and Raspberry Jam ink pads, next I die cut them using the coordinating dies. Set them aside.
Die cut the Flower Garden fancy die using Pitch Black card stock. Stamp sentiment from Peonies set in Versamark on Pitch Black card stock and emboss in white. Cut to size.
Assemble the elements onto top folding note card made from Pitch black card stock. Once done add pink Nuvo Drops to finish off the card.


Thank you so much for taking time to create for us Ilina.  This card is just amazing.  To see more of Ilina’s beautiful work, hop over to her blog: Creativity Within.  Or connect with her on Facebook.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

 

  • Color Layering TIger Lily set and dies
  • Peonies stamp set
  • Flower Garden Fancy dies


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Hero Arts Bright Blossoms Tea Cup

Hello,

 

I am inspired by both our May challenge theme (May Flowers) and the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers’ Bloghop to create this Get Well card.

The flower is printed using Hero Arts Bright Blossoms digi kit on heavy card stock, and watercolored, and then hand cut.  The tea cup is die cut using Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity Dies.  It looks like there is a shadow on the cup right?  It is achieved by die cutting another cup using grey card stock and I glued the pattern one slightly offset.  🙂

 

My background has some subtle dry embossing on it, and the sentiment is just stamped in black.

Thanks for checking out my card.  I look forward to see your creation in our challenge gallery!

cindya2zscrapbooking

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

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Bright Blossoms Digi Kit
  • Hero Arts Nesting Teacup Infinity Dies
  • Hero Arts Long Leaves Stencil
  • Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set
  • Black glaze pen
  • Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)

 

 


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Hero Arts Peonies Thanks

Hello,

Cindy here to share another Thank You card.  Who says Peonies are only for Spring and Summer?  I bet you can use it all year long!  I used my favorite Fall colors and Peonies for my project, and I like it!  🙂

 

The outlines of the Peonies looks like gold heat embossing, but it is actually foiling.  I first clear heat embossed the peonies and then I reheat part by part and place foil sheet over it and press down with bone folder.

 

The sentiment from the same Peonies set is stamped in black and clear heat embossed.  And I added a few sequins to complete the card.  Hop over to my blog, Escape To Stamping to get more details.

The Hero Arts Peonies Clear Stamp set is really pretty.  It is still available at a2z Scrapbooking.  Get your own today.  Scroll down to get my promote code and save yourself 15% of any purchases $25 or over before shipping.  Remember to Request Custom Order if you don’t see the items you want in the store.

Wait!!  Don’t go just yet.  The On Sale section in the a2z store is 50% off right now.  Lots of goodies there including Christmas stuff, like this one, this one, this one, this one, and this one.  Hurry before they’re all gone.  Click Here.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Flowers For Coloring

Howdy! I have a card full of flowers for you today. Who doesn’t love flowers, I know I do. The Hero Arts Flowers For Coloring stamp set has so many fun flowers and there are so many things you can do with it.

Hero Arts Flowers To Color

To start off I took the entire set and left all the stamps from the Flowers For Coloring set right on the sheet they come on. I inked them up with some Memento Tuxedo black ink and stamped them on to some Neenah paper. Then I had fun coloring all the flowers and leaves with some fun colors. They are a little brighter in person. I used only two different color Copics for every one of the flower centers. Also for the flower centers I added Nuvo Crystal Clear Drops. I mounted the panel onto a black background.

For the sentiment I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using Hero Arts white embossing powder. The sentiment is part of Hero Arts set It’s Your Day. The banner was cut using a Lawn Fawn die.

For another idea using this flower stamp set take a look at my blog.

 

 

 

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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 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 Peonies Pop-up Card

Hello there.

You know owning floral stamps is great.  Cause you could stamp a pretty flower anytime and make beautiful floral cards .   Today I tried a new technique I learnt by watching Jennifer McGuire’s video here.  And made a milestone birthday card.

In Jennifer’s video the pop up image is flushed with the window, but I didn’t want to cut my pretty bloom so I decide to let part of it extend outside the window.

    

I have to cover up the upper right corner inside of the card (forgot to take photos before writing it, haha).

The Peony bloom, leaves and buds are all gold heat embossed and watercolored.  On some of the petals I added a coat of Perfect Pearl solution.  The sentiment is also gold heat embossed.

I had lots of fun making this card, and I can promise you this is not the last one I would make!  😀

Have you seen all the goodies from the Hero Arts 2018 Season of Wonder Catalog in the a2z store?  Go check it out and have some shopping fun.  Remember to click Request Custom Order if you don’t see the items you want in the store.  Scroll down to get my discount code.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” 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 a2z Scrapbooking 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.

 

 

 


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Guest Designer Post with Linda W.

Hi everyone,

We are so happy to have Linda W. as our Guest Designer today.  Linda is a long time Hero Arts Flickr group member, she was a Hero Arts Hostess, and she is a super talented lady.  You can find her on her blog: Scrappin, Stampin, & Singin and her flickr photo stream here.  Now let’s hear from Linda.

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Hey everyone – Linda W. here – I’m excited to Guest Designing on a2z today!! It’s the final day of this month’s Birthday Bash Challenge and I have a fun floral birthday card to share with you.

 

Steps: 
  • Dry emboss the stencil on white panel using any diecutting machine and rubber mat. 
  • Brayer ink over the embossing and then blend with more inks, spritzing with water as needed, to create background. 
  • After it dries, mat panel to a yellow layer and add to a turquoise top-fold horizontal A2 card.
  • Die cut a bunch of Flowers for Coloring from white Copic friendly cardstock.
  • Stamp the diecuts with the matching flower and leaf stamps (I popped them into the diecut negatives and used a MISTI). 
  • Color flowers and leaves with Copic Markers and add details (white gel pen, Glossy Accents) as desired. 
  • Stamp sentiment onto a white doily and adhere it to the card. 
  • Arrange the flowers and leaves as desired and adhere using glue dots and varying heights of foam.
I didn’t add gems or other embellishments, choosing to keep it simple. The background seems ornate enough to me but you could certainly add your favorite accents. 
Done!
Thanks to a2z for inviting me to Guest Design for you!! Hope to see your birthday creation submitted to the challenge!

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Wow isn’t that a stunning card!!  Thank you Linda, for designing for us.   To see more from Linda, visit her blog post, and leave her some comment love!

And to all our readers there is still time to enter our July Challenge – Birthday Bash.  Looking for forward to seeing your creations in our challenge gallery.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Birthday Bash” 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 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! 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 Florals Peonies Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone,

I am so excited to be using a stamp of one of my favorite flowers, the Peonies on my card today.  The Hero Florals Peonies stamp is a new addition to my stash and I have experiment with using different papers and techniques.

First up I used rice paper (also know as mulberry paper or Xuan paper) and did a faux Chinese painting.  Some of the characteristics of Chinese Paintings may include “watercolor without lines”, one brush stroke for a single petal, writing (a poem, or title, and/or date) and a seal (artist’s name).  Now I must disclaim here that I am no expert in Chinese painting, just some observations from looking at them.  🙂

I stamped the floral and leaves images using Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Granite, and watercolor the images.  My Chinese writing skill using a brush is not good enough so I just used a black marker to write Happy Birthday (top right corner), and the date (lower portion), and added my seal.  Then my rice paper panel is adhere to a dark gray card base.

Next up I used the same kind of paper and I gold heat embossed the images before watercoloring it.

 

This last project I made a place card, for a birthday party of course!!  🙂  I used Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper, stamped in Archival Ink and watercolored both flower and leaves.  Then I die cut using the matching Frame Cut.  I adhere it to a cup shape place card holder die cut using Hero Arts Nesting Teacups Infinity Dies.  I die cut an extra plain leave to write the name.

Here’s the back view, you could see how easy it is to have it done.

 

I sure had fun with this stamp.  It’s in the store, get yours today.  Scroll down to get my promote code and save some money shopping.  🙂

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a2z scrapbooking july 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Birthday Bash” 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 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! 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 Tiger Lily – a Monochromatic Card

Hi! It’s Sue here today. It’s with some sadness that I write that this will be my last post here at a2z Scrapbooking as I’ve decided to step down from this wonderful team of talented and supportive card makers. Now that I’ve retired from my “real” job, I feel that I need to try some new things – not quite sure what they are though, LOL!

Here’s my card for today

I was inspired by this month’s “monochrome” challenge and wondered if I could create a monochromatic card. I started with the Scrollwork Stencil, spiced marmalade distress ink and an ink blending tool. I stamped off once to get a more muted tone of orange onto the upper left corner of my card base. I stamped all three layers of the tiger lily using three orange inks (they will be listed below) using my MISTI and then fussy cut the flowers. On a scrap of orange cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and cut it into a banner. When assembling the card, I decided to pop the middle bloom up on dimensionals. I think that I did OK with my all orange card.

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Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” 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.