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Boo Stamp & Cut for Parties

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to show my little gift bag idea using the Boo Stamp & Cut set. I love the Stamp & Cut sets that come with a few stamps and the corresponding dies…so convenient.

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I used the larger ghost die with vellum and then the small one with orange glitter paper. After I stamped the mini ghosts on the black cardstock, I added some of the face stamps. Fun! Some of the ghost stamps are used with first generation stamping, then some with second and third generation stamping, so I’d get a variety of looks for the ghosts.

Here’s a little hint—I used the White Unicorn Ink, which is a fabulous white ink, but it does take longer to dry, so don’t smear yours like I did. The little guy at the bottom looks like he has a headache, doncha think? 🙂 Here’s a close-up of the non-smeared ghosties.

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If you have the Boo Stamp & Cut, I’d love to see what you’ve done with it. If you don’t have it and want it, it’s only $10.20 in the store right now…look at all these cute face stamps you get with it.

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And if you like the idea of a smaller stamp set with matching dies all in one set, you can get your own at the store, including this Antlers Stamp & Cut and this Merry Stamp & Cut, each costs $14.95. But, if you have a cart of $25 or more, you can use my super special code CHARK15 to get 15% off your cart!

 

Stamp & Cut sets are just one way to get stamps and matching dies together, we also carry the larger stamp sets paired with their matching dies. These cost a little more because they contain more and bigger stamps and dies.

Don’t forget to enter our October Monthly Challenge—Layer It! You could win $25 to the store.

That’s all for me today, have a great Monday!

chark

Boo Stamp & Cut

White Unicorn Ink

Black Cards

Orange Glitter Cardstock

Vellum

Kraft Paper Bag

Twine


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Coffee Loving Fall Hop & Giveaway

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Giveaway

Heeyyy, yooouuu guyyyys! Chark here today to join in the wonderful Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. What a great community of caffeinated, creative people this is! a2z Scrapbooking is happy to be a sponsor and offer prizes for the Fall Hop. And I get to join in today with this project.

I used my Boo Stamp and Cut for the little black ghost die cut, and colored him with a dark purple Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen…love the shine of these! The cup is from the digital Caffeine Fix set, and when I saw how the ghosts looked in vellum, they reminded me of steam, so I had to add them!

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The sentiments are also from the Boo Stamp and Cut set. It’s pretty popular, so if it’s sold out in the store, all you have to do is hit the aqua Request Custom Order button and ask for it or anything from the Hero Arts catalogs! We can get it for you at no additional cost for requested items.

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Our fabulous Design Team is joining in with the hop and you can check out their blogs here. Thanks for stopping by!

Angie

Arlene

Sue

Helen

Donna

Ilina

Martha Lucia 

Niki

Cindy

Chark

 

And guess what? a2z is offering another prize here on our blog if you enter below. You have 8 chances to put your name in the hat (or is that in the rafflecopter?) for a $25 gift code to the a2z store.

Why shop at a2z Scrapbooking?

  1. You can get your Hero Arts supplies and get a discount as well if you put $25 or over of products in your cart…just use the code FALL10 to get 10% off or you can visit any one of our DT members to get their 15% off code (Shhh! you didn’t hear that from me!)
  2. a2z Scrapbooking is run by volunteers so that the store can support great charities benefiting those with Behchet’s Disease and Celiac Disease. Every purchase you make helps someone with auto-immune disease!
  3. Hero Arts is a Certified Green Business, which means they do an award-winning job of helping the Earth (read more here at Hero Arts).
  4. Lastly, you and I both know you deserve a little treat and you still have a little space somewhere for that cool ombre ink, fun holiday stamp set or those great stencils and dies…amiright? lol…have fun hopping!

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    Click Here to Enter —> a Rafflecopter giveaway <—- Click Here to Enter
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Witch Feet Tags with Hero Arts

Aloha friends!  I’m a huge fan of Halloween because it kick starts all the holidays for the rest of the year in our household.  I love the sweet costumes and fun decorations…the scary part I can do without!

I’ve been playing around with the Hero Arts Witch Feet Stamp and Cuts and decided to make some fun tags perfect for this month’s challenge!

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To create the tags I folded up some cardstock and lined the matching die slightly over the fold on the cardstock.  Once die cut I stamped the image and colored.  The die is so detailed and fun!  I added some twine and now I have sweet little witch feet tags to add to hand sanitizers to pass out in the office during Halloween!

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On the inside I wrote out the sentiment and added a little spider web from the set for fun.

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I hope you’ll join our challenge this month for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store!

Mahalo for stopping by!!

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Boo Stamp and Cut

Hi, friends, it’s Chark today. I’m so excited that Halloween is on its way that I had to share my Boo Stamp and Cut tag that I made. Love this new stamp and die set, as you can see, I only used the die and the word Boo and didn’t use the faces or ghost stamps. That’ll be another project!

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I die cut the large ghost from black cardstock, stamped the word “boo” on it in Unicorn White ink and added some craft foam (also die cut) to make a shaker card.

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The acetate was from an acetate notecard trimmed down and some of the sequins are actually nail art glitters from the dollar store. They came in cute little bottles and I knew they’d make good confetti for shaker cards…plus they were $1!

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I added bright green paper behind the tag and the striped ribbon to finish it off. This will be cute on a little Halloween gift bag I think.

Hope you’ll join us for the new September Challenge, Make it a Tag, with your Hero Arts stamps, dies, stencils or digis (there are great Halloween digis in the store) because you could win a $25 gift code to the store!

Happy Friday!

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Boo Stamp and Cut (if it’s out of stock, just hit the special request custom order and order it at no additional charge)

White Unicorn Ink

Black Cardstock

Nail Glitter 

Clear Acetate Cards

Black Sequins


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Jack-o-lantern card

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Can you believe Halloween is just around the corner? Time is flying by.  I made this Jack-o-lantern card to go with Octobers  “ All Things Fall” Theme.  These Happy guys come from the Hero Arts Haunted Digital Kit and I used the Hero Arts Spooky Labels Digital Kit   for the Halloween wording. 

Other Items used:

Hero Arts Happy Stamp & Cut DC150 Clear stamps and die

I hope you will join us in this fun challenge.  Go HERE for all the info.  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!
Have a great day 🙂

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Happy Halloween

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Hi everyone, I’m just popping in here today to share a card I made with the new challenge theme in mind.  For the Month of October the Challenge is

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I used the Hero Hero Arts Haunted Digital Kit

and the Hero Arts Spooky Labels Digital Kit 

Between the Two of them this what I came up with.  I hope you will join us in this fun challenge.  Go HERE for all the info.  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!

Have a great day 🙂

Michele C


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Hope your Day is a Hoot!

Hi there! It’s Kathy here again stopping in to show you this quirky card I made for the monthly challenge. The challenge is to use two Hero Arts products. This Curious Owl is one of my favorite stamps. I love owl stamps! And you already know how much I love pumpkins for Fall cards.

I wanted to use a lot of patterned paper with Halloween colors for this card. I think I accomplished my goal! 🙂  I also wanted to make it a fun card so I cut out the witch’s hat from another Hero Arts set and added to the Hero Arts Curious Owl stamp. I love how his eyes are looking up at the witch’s hat.

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After I stamped, colored and cut out the owl, I adhered the witch’s hat to him. I then used a border punch to cut out the fence, a die to cut the balloon and I also cut several different pieces of patterned paper. I also stamped, colored and cut out the pumpkin. This Hero Arts Thankful for You set is a must have! I used Copic markers to color the orange on the owl and the pumpkin. I then stamped the greeting on the balloon.

Once I had all my pieces, I assembled the card. I also add some white twine to the balloon and colored the owl’s eyes with a white gel pen.

I hope you’ll play along with the challenge. You can find more information about it by clicking on the link in the right side bar. And don’t forget, if you’d like to order anything from the store, use the coupon code Kathy15 to receive a 15% off discount.

And for other good news, there is a Design Team call out now too. We would like to invite you and your friends to apply. If you are interested, click HERE for more details. We hope you will apply.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is a hoot!

kathy1

 

Supplies Used:

Hero Arts Thankful for You Stamp set
Hero Arts Harvest Die Cuts
Hero Arts Curious Owl
Hero Arts Owl-oween
Doodlebug Haunted Manor 6×6 paper pad
Sweet n Sassy Owl Be There stamp set

 


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Happy Halloween

Hello everyone,

It’s Donna here, I am back again with some fall goodies and a card.  I love making Fall and Christmas cards, this is my favorite time of year!  I hope you can get some inspiration here and don’t forget to check out the other design teams projects on the A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies blog.

My first project is little bags that I cut out with a Quickutz cutting die.  I used the digital spooky dies from Hero Arts digital collection.  I printed them out and cut them out with a circle punch.  I glued two of them onto a Tim Holtz rosette and the middle one I cut out a spider web and spider from a Quickutz die.  Don’t you think they turned out so cute?  These are perfect to give out to the children that will come to you house during Halloween or nice favors to give out at school.

A2Z Fall Challenge goodie boxes

 

My Halloween card is a background stamp from Hero Arts.  It is simple and clean.  I added the pumpkin for a little color.

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Just a reminder if you purchase any of the new items from a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store you can get 15% off your total order of over $25.00 by using the code “Donna15″.  Hop on over to a2z Scrapbooking blog and link your project, you have until September 30, 2014 at 11:59 EST to enter. I can’t wait to see what you create.

If you are interested in joining this wonderful design team, a2z Scrapbooking is having a Design Team Call positions start on November 1, 2014.  Details are on the a2z Scrapbooking blog. There is also a link in the sidebar if you are interested.

 

Supplies used:

Quickutz bag and spider web, Tim Holtz rosette, SU paper pumpkin pie, G45 Halloween and Authentique Enchanted

Hero Arts Black InkHero Arts EeeK! Background Stamp Halloween Wood Rubber Stamp K5950Instant Download Hero Arts Spooky Labels DK110 Halloween Digital Kit

Donna

 


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Halloween Home Decor

Hello Everyone! It’s Michelle here and today I am going to show you something other than a card….and it only has one itty bitty piece of paper on it! I know right? We are papercrafters….what was I thinking? Well, I love all kinds of crafts and I love to incorporate my Hero Arts love into all aspects of crafting. Today, I have used a digital kit from Hero Arts, my Silhouette machine and some stamping with paint. Yes! Paint! Here is the project:

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So you are probably looking at this saying….”wait…what? I thought she said she didn’t use paper?” Well I didn’t. What you are looking at is HEAT TRANSFER VINYL…otherwise known as HTV.  This stuff is fun, fun, fun!

Here’s a close up of the process:

First you must pick a design. I decided to use the Haunted Halloween Digital Kit from Hero Arts (all products are linked below).  I turned it into a digital cut file just like I showed you how to do on the blog hop. Need a refresher? Click HERE

So instead of cutting it out of paper I decided that I wanted to use the HTV on my project instead. It will hold up longer, resist dust better and I have no worries about getting adhesive to stick to the burlap. HTV is iron-on material. No glue necessary…just an iron.  FYI….I don’t iron…unless I am doing HTV. My husband does all our ironing. The military taught him well. 😉

So, you put a sheet of HTV on your cutting mat just like you would cardstock, the only difference is you want it shiny side down.  Once you have set your settings on your cutter for HTV, cut and then you want to peel off the entire sheet. Here is where the magic happens. You separate the shiny part from the HTV. It’s kind of like pulling off a sheet of rubbery glue.

Here is what you are left with:

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If you look carefully you can see where I didn’t “weed” out the all the windows yet.  When you pull the large sheet off you are left with what is going to be your iron-on. You have to “weed it”. Basically you are removing all the little pieces that have been cut but didn’t peel away.  If you have the hook tool from Silhouette it will be the perfect tool for this job.

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After I weeded out the windows, I decided I did’t wan the burlap to show through. I decided to cut just the windows out of some Neon Yellow HTV. You don’t have to waste a whole sheet of HTV either. The stuff is expensive. Cut down just what you need and make the adjustments in your machine.  Then just put on the exact amount you need cut.

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That little rectangle I circled in the back is just enough to cut the windows out. The grid in your Silhouette Studio is great for getting exact measurements.  Adding the windows to the haunted house was a bit tedious but I thought it added so much to the house. It’s worth the extra time if you have it. 🙂

After you have weeded your image you can now iron it on. You take the plastic sheet and flip it onto your project, cover it with a cloth and PRESS the iron for 60 seconds. No steam, just heat. Do not move the iron around. Go over the entire sheet until it peels up. If the HTV comes with the plastic sheet repeat the heating process again. It takes some time but the results are worth it.

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Heat transfer comes in flocked material too. I used the flocked material for the Happy Halloween and the moon. Both of those came from the Silhouette store. They are both Hero Arts products. When you are cutting words or images you have to remember to “Mirror” them before cutting them or when you flip the plastic over to iron it on your words will be backwards. My haunted house is actually backwards from the way I designed it. I forgot to mirror it before I cut it. I am lucky that is worked either way for my project or I would have lost a whole sheet of HTV.

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The ghosts were done in white flocked HTV.  The crow on the tombstone is a Hero Arts stamp. I used Distress Paints to “ink” it up and stamp it onto the burlap. Don’t worry if the colors overlap a little. I think it gives it character. I used Chipped Sapphire and Silver on the tombstone, Pine Needles for the grass and a little black acrylic paint for the crow. Then just stamp like you would with ink. Just remember to wash your stamp really well as soon as you are done so the paint doesn’t dry on your stamp.

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My skeleton was done in 3 ways. First I covered him really well in a Hero Arts Dauber in Unicorn White, I stamped him on the burlap but I didn’t get the best impression, I then painted the stamp with white and black acrylic paint to give me a shadow.

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Lastly, I bought the same exact cut file from the Silhouette store and cut it with the white flocked htv. Did you know that a lot of Hero Arts stamps are in the Silhouette store? It’s kind of hard to get them to size identically but with a little help from my scissors I got the flocked skeleton to work over the stamped skeleton and it really helped bring him to life.    The cat is the only thing made out of paper on this project.

 

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And there you have it. A simple home decor item made from a Hero Arts digital kit.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

If you would like to purchase any of the products used today in the a2z Scrapbooking store please feel free to use the Code: MICHELLE15 and receive 15% off your order. Even if you don’t want to buy products used today, you can still use the code. 😉

Don’t forget to join us for our fun monthly challenge too. This month is all about Autumn and Christmas. You can enter HERE. I can’t wait to see what you create.

Until next time….Keep smiling!

Michelle
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