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Sugartree Stamps Hug in a Mug and Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hi! It’s Sue here today. It’s the start of Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring/Summer Coffee Hop today. I made a card using a digital kit from Sugartree Stamps, which is exclusively available at a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. Here’s my card.

I copied the “iced coffee” stamp onto a word document twice. I sized them, so one would be larger than the other and flipped the larger one (so the straw would be on the right).  I printed them twice – once on regular printer paper and once on cardstock. I carefully fussy cut the printer paper one and then using patterned paper, cut the body of the cup and the coffee sleeve (which I’ve recently learned is called a zarf), using the printer paper outline as a template. I also fussy cut the cardstock iced coffee images. I adhered the printed paper to the coffee cups and added some color and shading with Copic markers. For the background, I used a mini stencil from Tim Holtz’s Mini Stencil set 3, which is a mini version of his Splatters stencil, and ground espresso distress ink, applied with an ink blending tool on a kraft card panel. The sentiment, from the same digital kit was printed onto natural cardstock, trimmed and adhered to the card panel. I adhered the large cup and popped up the small cup for a bit of dimension.

FREE Digi for Coffee Lovin’ Cardmakers

Sweet Tea Digital Stamp

In celebration of the hop we are giving away a free, not yet released, digital stamp from Sugartree Stamps to anyone and everyone who signs up for our new monthly newsletter during the hop. Click Here to sign up and your digi download will come to your email!

Using Sugartree Stamps? Post your project on social media with “#sugartreestamps from @a2zscrapbooking” and you may be Spotted by Sugartree to win free stamps & bragging rights!

 

 

 

My teammates have created some coffee/tea/hot cocoa pretty cool inspirations for you too.  Take a look.

Arlene

Cindy

Kristina

 

Need stamps for your hop projects? The a2z scrapbooking store has several coffee/tea related digital stamps available for instant download!

 

Sugartree Stamps - Hug in a Mug
Sugartree Stamps – Hug in a Mug
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digi
Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digi
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes
Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Cooking Fun
Hero Arts Cooking Fun
Where to buy:
a2z

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” 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

 

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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 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.

 

 

 

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Sugartree Stamps Unicorn Digital Stamp


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Chase Rainbows with Sugartree Stamps

I adored unicorns when I was a little girl, and I still have a soft spot for them, even though I don’t collect them anymore. So, when I saw this stinkin’ cute digi stamp from Sugartree Stamps, I knew I had to color him up.

Digital Stamp Unicorn

You can use just the unicorn or add the background in, and I decided to just print out the unicorn. The sentiments are included as well.

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I used Prismacolor pencils (my fave coloring medium) and a white Uniball pen for highlights in the mane and tail and eye. I also used a silver Molotow pen to add hearts around the unicorn and to color the hooves. I like to use the black Prismacolor pencil to shade around the edges and make the image pop a bit.

If you’ve gotta have this unicorn, you’re in luck! He’s at the a2z Scrapbooking store and is only 99 cents!

Happy Monday!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” 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 DLT15 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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Sugartree Sentiment Happy Mother’s Day

Mix a bit of digi with coloring and this is one of the results.  I gave this card to my daughter-in-law for Mother’s Day.  A friend gave me the paper to color and I went for yellows and pinks.  Below the card is one of the panels in pink that I colored.  I didn’t think I would like the panels so well, but I love the gold outlines (which you can feel if you run your finger over the panel) and extremely smooth paper.

I usually print out digital sentiments in different sizes to see how they will fit on the card and either die cut the sentiment or make a banner with scissors like I did here.  A friend gave this to me to color.  She had cut three panels and I colored one in yellow and the other two in light pinks and dark pinks.  This is gorgeous in real life and all the panel needed was a beautiful sentiment.  Consider adding a sentiment to a complex background.

Close-up below

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” 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 Arlene15 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.

 

 

 

  • Supplies:
  • Sugartree Mothers digital kit at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Stamping Up card stock engraved in gold (friend gave me some cut pieces out of a sheet)
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
  • Copic markers
Wedding Digital Stamps


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Just Married Wedding Card with Sugartree Stamps

Hi Everyone, Kristina here! Wedding season is upon us isn’t it? I’ve got a card to share with you today using the new Sugartree Stamps “Mr. & Mrs.” wedding themed digital stamp set. I just love the getaway car image.

 

Wedding Digital Stamps

Teal is one of my favorite wedding colors so after printing out my image I used copic markers to color her in before moving on to the rest of the card.

Wedding Digital Stamps

I cut out some vine and floral images from Spellbinders, adhered to stick it adhesive so I could glitter. I glittered the die cuts with Elizabeth Craft Silk Microfine Glitter.

Wedding Digital Stamps

To finish I mounted the card panel onto some Hero Arts layering paper in pool, and added Nuvo Drop accents.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” 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 KRISTINA15 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.

 

 

 

Sugartree Stamps Mr. & Mrs.
Sugartree Stamps Mr. & Mrs.
Where to buy:
a2z
Spellbinders Flower Bundle
Spellbinders Flower Bundle
Where to buy:
AMZ
ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Lavender Ice
ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Lavender Ice
Where to buy:
AMZ
ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Vintage Pink
ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Vintage Pink
Where to buy:
AMZ
ECD Silk Microfine Cool Diamond
ECD Silk Microfine Cool Diamond
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dew
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dew
Where to buy:
SSS
Nuvo Crystal Drops White
Nuvo Crystal Drops White
Where to buy:
SSS
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ

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Color Layering Butterfly Tag Card

Hello there,

 

My May challenge inspired card today is very simple, a tag card.  Sometimes things don’t need to be complicated.  I cut two tags measuring 3 by 6 inches using white card stock.  One I left blank, and crease about 5/8 of an inch down from top.  This is the back panel.

On the front panel I stamped Scribble Bold Prints with Soft Granite, and the sentiment in black.  I added some Washi tapes and a pattern paper strip.  On a separate piece of white card stock I stamped the butterfly using the MISTI tool with Spun Sugar, Crimson, Vintage Photo and Jet Black.  Then I hand cut the butterfly and adhered to the tag front.  Then the front panel is glued to the back, hole punched and tied bow with twine.  Voila!!

 

 

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to 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

 

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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Partial Embossed Wedding Card with Hero Arts

Aloha friends!  Sorry for the delay, but the time got away from me!!  May is a chaotic month for my household with family from out of town visiting and my kids celebrating all kinds of end of year events.  There’s also wedding season coming up which is what inspired my card today…

HAA2ZWeddingCongrats

I love background stamps and have a lot of older Hero Arts ones that I play with.  This one is called Hero Arts Large Flower Background, but I also like the one that’s currently in the store called Hero Arts Flowers for Coloring.  I think any background stamp would work nicely for this effect.

I started with Versamark ink and stamped on my card front.  I used Lawn Fawn Rose Gold embossing powder because it is the wedding couple’s wedding color, but only applied to part of the background inking to create a tone on tone effect that moves into a fun colored embossing look.  I didn’t want the whole panel embossed for a different…not quite so bold look.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut die cut on glitter paper and then embossed on strips of the same colored cardstock of the card front.

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I think the look gives it some elegance, but not too flashy for the groom to enjoy as well…haha!

That’s it for me!  Wishing you all a great week ahead and MAHALO for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to 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

 

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 NICKI15 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 Large Flower Background

Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut

Versamark ink

Lawn Fawn Rose Gold embossing powder

 


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Hero Arts Notes and Dates Digi Duel

Today is our monthly Digital Duel with two of our Design Team members, where we feature the digi prize for our May Challenge…it’s always interesting to see what two different designers do with the same stamp set. Today Arlene and I (Chark) are going head to head. Who will come out unscathed? We’ll have to see! En garde, mon amie!

Here’s a look at the Notes and Dates digi stamp set.

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Here’s Arlene’s card with the stamp set. She enlarged the calendar to fit the card front and then highlighted some of the sentiments. You can go to Arlene’s blog to see more details.



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Shaped card Mermaid Kisses

Hi everybody,

 

My mermaid lives in a giant oyster!!  I had a lot of fun making this shape card and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do making it.  Let’s check it out.

The oyster is a stamp from the Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Clear Stamp set, but it’s not big.  So I stamped it on a piece of white scrap paper, scanned it, resized and printed on watercolor paper.   I learnt this technique from the Hero Arts Blog many years ago.  It really is a great way to stretch your stamp.  Below is a photo showing the original stamping (small image on the left), and the enlargement.

For some reason the printing was not very dark like the part of the pearl; I suspect that it’s due to the enlargement.  So I darken the image with a waterproof black pen before I watercolored it, then it’s hand cut.  I used the shape to trace and hand cut the back panel, creased at the left, and glued the two together.  I stamped and watercolored the mermaid, the corals, and star fish, and die cut using the matching cutting dies.  And I adhere them onto my card.  And embellished with an art pearl.  To add shine to I coated some area with Wink of Stella.  Here’s a close up.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to 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

 

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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April 2018 Challenge Winners

Hello, crafty friends! Leslie here to announce the Winner and Top 3 from last month’s “Flower Power” challenge. A huge THANKS to everyone who participated – we sure enjoyed perusing those gorgeous entries! You’ll remember the prize up for grabs was the Hero Arts April Showers Digital Kit!

So, our randomly-chosen winner of the digital kit is…

#54 D.Ann

Congrats, D.Ann! We noticed that you used Hero Arts products on your project so that means you also won a $20 gift certificate to the store! Woo-hoo! Please email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to receive your digital kit, your gift certificate and your winner’s badge!

And our Top 3 are…

#4 Maria Rodriguez

#9 Ellie

#13 Ashwini
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Congrats to our Top 3! Please email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to receive your Top 3 badge!

Thanks again to all for playing in our challenge last month, and thanks for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts and/or Sugartree Stamps products, 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 Leslie15 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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Sugartree Stamps KN002 Hug in a Mug Shaped Card

Hi! Sue here with a new card to show you today. Since the monthly challenge at a2z Scrapbooking is “Shape Shift”, I thought that I’d join in the fun and create a card that isn’t the typical rectangular shape.

Here’s my card

I printed out the “to go cup” stamp onto cardstock using my inkjet printer. I added color with Copic markers. Through trial and error, I have found that alcohol based markers do not make my printer ink bleed while water based markers do make my printer ink bleed. I fussy cut out the image. I then made a top-folding card and carefully traced the to go cup, making sure that there was a bit of overhang of the top of the cup. I carefully cut out the card base. When complete, I found that I had to do a bit of trimming so that the card base didn’t peek out from behind the to go cup. I couldn’t figure out where to put a sentiment, so my card is sentiment-less, at least on the outside.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” 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.