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New Idea for Ornaments Infinity Dies

Hi, friends, Chark here today. I wanted to show you what I did with the Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity Dies. I turned the small rounded tip one into a string of Christmas lights for a gift bag.

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I used alcohol inks to color some glossy paper with bright colors then die cut two bulbs to sandwich black string between the bulbs. To make them look more like bulbs, I used a thin black marker on the ends.

I used the digital A Natural Christmas set that’s actually a cut file but I just printed the silhouette sentiment (5×7 size), added it to black cardstock, used a white Uniball pen to add dots and added the Ocean ombre sequins and a couple of stray snowflake sequins I had.

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It makes for a festive and bright gift for the holidays. I love making backgrounds with inks and markers and watercolors and then using the ornaments to die cut the papers. I’ll be using them for tags this year. There’s still time to get your set of Ornaments Infinity Dies and use for tags and cards too!

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Please join us in this month’s “Winter” 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 CHARK15 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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Kitchen Silhouettes & Cooking Fun Gift Card

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Hi everyone, it’s Angie today and I have a fun extra large sized card to share with you today.  I used two digital sets for this card:  Kitchen Silhouettes and Cooking Fun.  Both sets are available exclusively at a2zscrapbooking store!

Also now available in the store is  Gina K Designs Premium card stock.  If you haven’t tried this card stock you are missing out!  It’s available in the store and it’s 120 lb. weight and just as smooth and creamy as you can possibly imagine!

I wanted to make a card with a restaurant gift card inside, so I could write more on the inside since gift card holders are usually too small to write on.  So I used the Thank You stamp set from a Hero Arts Kit – set that also had the add-on gift card die from a Hero Arts kit a few months ago.  There was also a die that came with the set.  Here’s a link to the Thank You die-cut that matches the stamp set.

This card is 6″ by 6″.  I put the blue silhouette background digi stamp in MS Word and added the Bon Appetit from the Kitchen Fun set, on top of the background.  Then I cut it out with a large square postage stamp die from my stash.  I matted it on black card stock, then added it to some patterned paper from my stash.  If you scroll down you can see the inside of the card where the gift card holder is and also the matching envelope I made.  Since this card was an odd size, I knew I would have to make the envelope to fit it!

What a fast card!  Digital stamps are especially great when you are in a hurry!  I think I will be using these fun cooking/kitchen digital stamps a lot, especially for when I give homemade goodies away, or invite friends over for dinner!

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Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” 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.

 

 

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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 within the shop.

 

 

 

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Lapel Pin with Hero Arts Butterfly Dies

Hi, Friends, it’s Chark today with a felt project. I needed a new pin for my coat after the Santa pin came off so I decided to try making a butterfly pin. After die cutting butterflies from felt in different colors, I put two together and added some rhinestones.
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You can sew or use fabric glue to adhere the butterflies together for these pins. I suggest hot glue to attach the pin back, since it just needs to be strong and not pretty.

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I love trying different materials with the dies and have used wood paper, acetate, felt and cork. So far, they all cut beautifully with the Big Shot.

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Hope you’ll try some fun die cutting soon and remember, you can enter that or any other Hero Arts project in our January Anything Goes challenge here.

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Happy Tuesday!
chark

Color Layering Butterfly dies (I used these older ones)

Assorted Gemstones (I colored mine black with Sharpie)

Teardrop rhinestones

Felt and wire from stash

 


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Hero Arts Thank You Die & More

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We are coming to the end of December and that means you still have time to enter our “Anything but a Card” Challenge!  I hope you will join us for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store.

Today I have a few gift card holders I made for my stash.  These are easy to make and they make the gift of a giftcard a little more special!  The red and green ones were made with big Hero Arts background stamp, one was stamped and the other heat embossed in clear to give a tone on tone look.  The third background was made by swiping a Hero Art’s ombre ink pad straight down the card stock!  I had a lot of fun decorating these with Hero Arts flowers, and stamps and die cuts.

 These are the supplies I used from the store:

Don’t forget, you can use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping) at the a2zscrapbooking store.

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CELEBRATE TAG WITH HERO ARTS


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CELEBRATE TAG WITH HERO ARTS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Celebrate tag with Hero Arts that I made to decorate a pre-made box that I found in a craft store. I usually buy these boxes to decorate them and package little presents.

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During these days  all of us are in crunch time with the holidays and gifts etc. If you are like me, these boxes are our salvation because we only need to use a few elements to create beautiful packages.

For this box I used a Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut by Lia from Hero Arts. I cut the tag using metallic silver card stock and then I stamped the Celebrate sentiment with Versamark and Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder.

This beautiful tag doesn’t require a lot of decorations, so I just added a touch of color with a tiny bow that I made with green baker’s twine and pasted over a belt that I made to put around of the box.

You can find many sets like this –Stamp & Cut – in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15. If there’s every something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button.

I hope you too will join us in the challenge this month. You have until month end to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card.

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You can find this stamp set on all holiday sets in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15
Vintage Wishes and all the holiday stamps are selling out fast & wont be re-ordered until next year, so get it while they last! If there’s every something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button.

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Thank you for stopping by and see you in a few days. Happy New Year!

CELEBRATE TAG WITH HERO ARTS


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Ornament Tile

Hello all, Monica here today to share a project I made to the December theme…

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I decided to try something new (at least for me) and heat emboss on a ceramic tile. I could use a little more practice and work on the details,  but I still like the way it turned out. I wiped the surface and added some anti-static powder, even though powder stuck where I didn’t really want it too.

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I tried to carefully wipe away as much powder as I could from where I didn’t want it. I then started to heat it up with my embossing gun. The heating portion did take longer than it does on paper, since I’m working on a tile. I finished it off by adding a piece of cork on the back to protect any surface that I may lay it on.

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I tried to get  close up, so you could see the sparkle from the embossing powder. This is a lot of fun and I think I know what I’ll be making for some gifts in the future!

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

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Supplies:
                     Ornament stamps (Retired)
   Tile and VersaMark ink
Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies


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Hero Arts Infinity Tags Nesting Dies

When you just want to make tags out of scrap paper, just grab your old die cut machine (mines a Cuttlebug) and use your scraps.  I made several boxes for treats for my crew at work and needed some tags.  I really liked the new Hero Arts sets of Infinity Dies and grabbed some for the Hero Arts Blog Hop in October this year.  I love them and thought that our challenge this month got me in the tag mood.  Anything but a card means tags are perfect.  Here we go with my boxes ready to go with Tags.

 I made three different boxes and gave the large size full of treats to my work staff, with others going to well deserving (well, in my eyes) friends. The tag that is glittery is when I opened my Wink of Stella pen and oops.  Loads of glittery stuff all over, so one tag has a bunch of glitter.
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I hope you can see these tags, weather permitting clearer photos.infinity-large-picmonkey-box-tags-12-20-16

The smaller boxes have the smallest tag sizes.  Use any Hero Arts sentiment or image and you’re ready to go.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Tag Dies at A2Z Scrapbooking

Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Design Store

 Hope you’ll join in our December Challenge of “Anything But A Card” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.
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DIY Gift Basket with Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes stamp set


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Last Minute Gifts with Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes Stamp Set

Hello every one… Helen is here today would love to share with you last minute gift ideas that you can create with Hero Arts Stamp Set.

Today, I am using the Vintage Christmas Wishes stamp set on both of my projects: Gift Basket and Mug Gift set.

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First is the gift basket. I stamped the snowman from Vintage Christmas Wishes stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black on white tissue paper. And I stamped the tree from the same stamp set on the cover of the kraft note pad.

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I used the stamped tissue paper to decorate the base of the gift basket and I filled it with note book, gel pens and post it notes. This gift is perfect for a teacher 🙂

DIY Mug Gift with Hero Arts - Vintage Christmas Wishes stamp set

On my second gift, I stamped the tree from Vintage Christmas Wishes stamp set on white ceramic mug with StazOn brown ink. Before I stamp the image, I cleaned the mug with alcohol wipes to remove any grease on it then I stamped it on the three sides of the mug.

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I used the other stamped tissue paper to decorate this mug, too, and I filled it with hot cocoa and some candy cane candies. This would be a great gift for teacher, school bus driver, friend, or even your kids 🙂

Our December Challenge – Anything But Cards is still open until December 31st. You need to create any projects but cards using any Hero Arts products and link up your project here to be eligible to enter to win the $25 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store

The Vintage Christmas Wishes stamp set is on SALE not at a2z Scrapbooking Store. And there are lots on sale right now that you can save on crafting supplies. The $25 Mystery Box is also still available until December 24th. Also, you can save 15% more of your $25 or more order by using this code: Helen15 when you check out (exclude shipping). If you cannot find any Hero Arts products at a2z Scrapbooking Store, you can always send a custom request.

So, I hope these gifts can give you ideas for last minute gifts that you can make with your stamping supplies. THANK YOU so much for visiting and have a fabulous day!


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OUT THE BOX WITH HERO ARTS VINTAGE WISHES

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you cute boxes that I made using the stamp set Vintage Wishes from Hero Arts.  Create these boxes was very easy and I used the some papers from the Winter Bliss Collection of Quick Quotes Scrapbook  and the envelope punch board. During Christmas season it is very common to prepare small presents for our family and friends, and this kind of package is very easy to make and decorate:

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To create this you only need a 6″x6″ piece of decorated paper. You need to punch and score in 2″ and 4″ on all four sides of the squares using the Envelope Punch Board. Then you fold the score lines and cut the corners in same way to build the box. Before you build the box, don’t forget to round the corners and punch a tiny hole on each point to tie the box after building it.

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I put chocolates inside each box and then I tied with thick baker’s twine.

To finalize the decoration I cut a small stitched die cut using a coordinated paper and a second using a piece of card stock. Over the die cut of card stock I stamped a sentiment and the cute snowman from the stamp set Vintage Wishes from Hero Arts using different colors of ink to coordinate with the colors of my boxes. I tied each mini tag to the box using gold metallic thread.

I hope you too will join us in the challenge this month. You have until month end to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card.

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You can find this stamp set on all holiday sets in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15
Vintage Wishes and all the holiday stamps are selling out fast & wont be re-ordered until next year, so get it while they last! If there’s every something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button.

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I hope my project inspires you and come back soon for my ideas. Leave me your comments, I would love to know what you think!

See you soon and happy week!

marthaa2zscrapboking

Antique Poinsettia combo


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Antique Poinsettia With Chocolate – Anything But a Card

I had so much fun making these Hershey Nugget chocolate boxes.  I had to find my Cameo again, so much on my desk.  Once I cleaned my desk, I was ready for December’s challenge of “Anything but a Card”.  I didn’t want to go with a tag, but I wanted to make a some fun little containers and found the perfect thing.  I was able to use an 8 1/2″ X 11 inch paper to cut the box and box wrap.  Stamping and sponging came to mind and I really like the way this turned out.  The colors just seem to burst from the paper, lots of watercolor effect without the water.  I tried other papers and added some of the leftovers from my homemade background panel.  Just looking at the chocolate here is giving me a chocolate high.

Trio of closed chocolate boxes

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Close-up of box with box wrap – I hope this gives you some ideas.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia at a2z Scrapbooking

Hero Arts Paper Layering Antique Poinsettia frame cuts at a2z Scrapbooking

Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Design Store for last box and Hershey’s Nuggests veritcal box

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.  You can find me at A Bit of This and That

 Hope you’ll join in our December Challenge of “Anything But A Card” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.
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