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Sending You Love

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a sparkly card featuring Hero Arts Flowers for Coloring Stamp Set and Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut Set DC175

DC175 Love Stamp & Cut

This is the card I created. I kept it pretty simple. Watermark_1563330706076

I stamped and colored the flowers & leaves with my Spectrum Noir Markers in shades of Pink & Green. I then die cut the word Love 5 times. Once from Gold cardstock and four times from white cardstock. I fussy cut the flowers used some foam adhesive to adhere them to the white card panel. Tucking in the leaves. I then adhered and stacked the die-cut word LOVE and created a chipboard piece. I adhered it to the white card panel. I stamped the “sending you” sentiment onto a strip of white cardstock and adhered it to the white cardstock panel.

I adhered the white card front panel to a Black base card. For finishing touches, I added a bit of Zig Wink of Stella to the flowers, Gold Gel Pen to the leaves and the sentiment. I added some Gold Jewels to the center of the flowers adhering them with Nuvo Glitter Drop in White Blizzard so the jewels would have a ring of glitter around them. Next, I adhered some Black Tiny Hearts, Black Tiny Flowers, Gold Sequins and Dark and Light Pink Jewels around the floral arrangement and sentiment.

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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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 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 Flowers for Coloring Stamp Set

Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut Set DC175

 Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: Gold

Zig Wink of Stella: Clear

Nuvo Glitter Drops: White Blizzard

Spectrum Noir Markers

Recollections Brand Cardstock: White & Black

Doodles Paper Playground Sequins

Pretty Pink Posh Jewels

 

 


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Alpaca Present with Hero Arts and A2Z

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my project using the Hero Arts Alpaca Stamp & Cut set. Let me say this little guy is so cute, and I was so happy to get to use it for this project.

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I used paper from the Pebble’s Happy Birthday 6″x6″ pack and some Gold mirror paper from my stash for this project. I stamped the image and sentiment using Hero Arts Intense Black ink. I stamped the confetti using the Gold within the Ombre Vintage Metallic ink pad and colored using alcohol inks.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

July

Please 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 leeann15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Hero Arts Alpaca Stamp & Cut set

Hero Arts Ombre Vintage Metallics Ink


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Lots of Sparkle and Shine with Hero Arts Garden Fancy Die

Lots of sparkle and shine here.  The background is from shiny paper covered with Distress Inks with some sprinkles of water. I thought there was so much glitter and sparkle, that I didn’t want to add anything but a sentiment.  I sponged on several Distress inks on the card stock to make a more earthy card.

Close-up below:

On my last post of July 3rd, I showed you what I stored my Stickles in and now onward to how I store my Distress ink sponges.   Several months ago I was watching Els of Elizabeth Craft Designs do some sponging on die pieces and replayed the video to see what she used to hold the sponges.  I saw a plastic box and thought “that’s what I’m looking for!”  I checked out grocery store plastics for different baked goods and paper stores for plastic containers.  Finally, after picking up something at Michael’s I found a plastic box about 7 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches and an inch deep.  I figured I could fit 4 sponges across and 5 down for 20 on each side of the box.  Depending on how many distress inks you have, you may want something larger.  This seemed like a good size for me, one container for my distress inks (35) and one container for my Oxide inks.  I think if you could find a container 3/4 inches deep, that would work out really well too.

This container holds my distress oxide inks.  I labeled the names on the outside of the containers so I don’t have to guess.

 

 

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July

Please 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

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 Garden Fancy Die at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Stickles (reds, blues and greens)
  • Distress inks – multiple colors
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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Guest Designer July 2019

Hello,

Cindy here to introduce you this July’s Guest Designer – Char Kochensparger, one of our former design team member !  I’d bet you’re familiar with her Digi Duel posts in the past, a talented lady indeed!!  Let’s see what she has installed for us.


 

Hey, friends, so happy to be guesting today at a2z! I love that this month’s challenge is Sparkle & Shine, because I’m all about the glitter!

I decided to make a card with a technique I saw on Jennifer McGuire’s blog and I wanted to try something a little different, so I cut the front off the card edge so my large die cut would jut off the edge. Keep in mind that I tried this technique on the pearl alcohol inks and the original inks. I couldn’t get good results with the pearl inks, though your results might be different. So I stuck with the original alcohol inks. Here’s how I created this one.

 

 

Supplies used:

I used Hero Arts Nesting Infinity Heart Dies but if you don’t have it, other dies such as Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Dies works just as well.

 

You can check out some of my social media for more projects. I’m @chark99 on IG and my blog is Glitter In My Kitchen


 

Awesome!!  Thank you so much Char for guest designing for a2z this month!

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July

 

Please 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.

 

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 discount code a2z15 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 Reef Border Fancy Frame Die


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Hero Arts Reef Border Die Cutting

Howdy! Here I am with a sparkle and shine project. It’s a new month and time is flying. With a new month comes a new challenge and for July it is Sparkle and Shine.

Hero Arts Reef Border Fancy Frame Die

For the background of my card it’s about shimmer. I put some alcohol ink on Silver Sparkle Yupo paper. Let me just say it is a great look.

I then used just the center part of the Hero Arts Reef Border die to cut the fun window out of the Neenah white paper.

For the turtle and seahorse I stamped those and die cut them. They are from two different Hero Arts sets. After die cutting them I added Stickles to the turtle and down the seahorse (a little hard to see in the photo). I used Hero Arts cube inks for the turtle and seahorse. The seahorse ink is Hero Arts new reactive ink.

For the sentiment I die cut that out of the same shimmer panel used for the background.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

July

 

Please 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 karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Sparkle and Shine Astral Digital

I wanted to add sparkle and shine to my card and celebrate the USA’s July 4th.  Unfortunately, you cannot see the Stickles smeared across the blue stripes of the larges star in this photo.  I may try to take another for all the sparkle.  The round dots are all Nuvo Midhnight Blue pops of shine..  I thought a bike would throw a bit of old fashioned fun into the mix.  The bike is cut from a Cola can, so the tin is very shiny.  I guess that this could be a cool masculine card, looking at the boy’s bike.

Have fun with our theme this month and let your creations sparkle and shine.

I’m finding it very difficult to photograph the sparkle on this star.  I added some Crystal stickles to the Blue for more sparkle and it really sparkles in real life, but doesn’t really show up here. 

I do have one additional photo and it’s my new storage solution for all (ALL) my stickles and some re-inkers.  You can fit 20 Stickles in this case and some re-inkers will fit double, just not my Distress re-inkers.  But I can fit 10 of those and can SEE them without picking them up one at a time.  Yeah for me.  I am in an organizing mood and on my next post, I’ll be showing you how I store my distress ink sponges.

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Please 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

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 Astral Digital Printable File only at A2Z Scrapbooking store
  • Little B Handwritten (celebrate)
  • Tessler Crafts dies (bicycle)
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Midnight Blue
  • Silver glittered tape
  • Vagabond die cut machine
  • Scrap paper
  • Crystal & Faded Jeans stickles
  • Pixiss Alcohol Ink Hard Plastic Storage Carrying Case Organizer


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a2z Scrapbooking July Challenge

a2z scrapbooking july challenge

Hi Everyone and Welcome to the July Challenge! This month is one of my FAVORITE themes EVER! So let’s see that glitter, and shimmer, and fireworks galore! Here’s some inspiration from the design team. If you’d like more details on their projects, click the name or photo to head to their blog.

KRISTINA

Hero Arts Flower Garden

Kristina use the Hero Arts Flower Garden die over some ink blending for some summer fun!

ARLENE

Arlene combined fun glitter paper with the Hero Arts Garden Fancy die for this sparkly goodness

CINDY

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Cindy made this beautifully sparkle engagement card

Challenge Rules

  • You can make any paper crafting or altered item that fits within the theme of the challenge.
  • Any products may be used but there is a BONUS prize if you use Hero Arts or Sugartree Products!!
  • You can enter up to FIVE (5) unique times per person. Multiple entries of an identical card that only varies slightly, ie. in color is not acceptable.
  • You can enter your project into other challenges
  • There is NO BACKLINKING. You must create a NEW project. Backlinks will be deleted.
  • You must mention the challenge in your post and link back to a2z Scrapbooking
  • A new challenge will post on the FIRST of every month and ends at 11:59PM EST the LAST day of the month.
  • You must link your project via the link up tool at the bottom of the challenge post or up in the menu bar.

PRIZE

The winner, chosen by random draw, will receive his/her choice of 1 digital set from out store. In addition, if the winner used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps as the main focal point of their project, they will receive a $20 giftcard to our store.

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July

Please 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 a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Hero Arts Hello Fancy Die
Hero Arts Hello Fancy Die
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Hero Arts Flower Garden Die
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder


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Product Spotlight | Hero Arts Embossing Powders

Hero Arts Embossing Powders

Did you know Hero Arts has more then just their favorited white embossing powder? They have a huge spectrum of some really great powders, and we happen to have them all at a2z scrapbooking! Today I thought I’d show you some of my favorites!

Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder

First up is the Silver and Silver Sparkle embossing powders. Teal/Aqua is my favorite color at the moment and I love mixing metallics with it, especially this silver! The background was heat embossing with the regular silvery and my sentiment was embossed with Silver Sparkle. It’s hard to capture the subtle glitter in the embossing powder on camera, but the little texture you see there is actually bits of glitter and catches the light perfectly!

Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Gold Sparkle embossing powder

This was actually my first time playing with these two embossing powders, and I’m head over heels. The Gold Glitter used on the background is more like actual glitter than embossing powder, but melts perfectly to stay in place and not flake off. And that Copper! Look at how creamy and smooth it melted, it looks like dipped metal.

Hero Arts Gold Sparkle Copper Embossing Powder

 

And here we have a mix of Hero Arts Fine Detail embossing powder for the background, Clear Sparkle for the sentiment, and Platinum for the small accent strip. The clear sparkle embossing powder has small bits of holographic shimmer. Unlike the gold and silver sparkle that has more actual glitter, this is still a smooth embossing powder with the glitter inside! It looks even better over black card stock, come back tomorrow to find out 😉

 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope this gets you excited to get out your embossing powders and play a little, or even, try some new ones! See you tomorrow for our July Challenge announcement!

 

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Hero Arts Flowers for Coloring Bold Print
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Self Closing Gift Box

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with another project for you.

In keeping with this month’s challenge, I created a gift box.

I used Hero Arts Pretty Blossoms Printable Digital Kit PT002   and Hero Arts Winged Friends Printable Digital Kit DK033

I also used a cut file from Simply Crafty SVGs called Hearts Self Closing Box – This cut file has the choice of heart or solid panels. I chose the solid panels.

I started by printing the flower and butterfly. I then downloaded the cut file into my Brother Scan n Cut software. While the cut file was cutting I colored my images with Prismacolor Pencils.

Next, I adhered the solid light blue panels onto the box. Then, I folded on all the score lines and adhered the box side together. Next, I folded the bottom up and put a bit of adhesive to secure in place.

 

I added the flower and butterfly with some low profile foam adhesive and finished them off with a bit of Wink of Stella on the butterfly and some Nuvo Drops in the center of the flower. Now, your box is complete ready to be filled with a gift for that special someone.

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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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

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

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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 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 Pretty Blossoms Printable Digital Kit PT002  

 Hero Arts Winged Friends Printable Digital Kit DK033 

Simply Crafty SVGs:  Hearts Self Closing Box 

Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: Black

Zig Wink of Stella: Clear

Nuvo Crystal Drops: Copper Penny

Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Recollections Brand Cardstock: White, Yellow, Kraft & Light Blue