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Hero Arts National Parks Birthday

Howdy! I am here today with a birthday card! I love the National Parks and really enjoy using the National Parks Poetic Prints stamp set.

National Parks

For this card I used all 4 of the stamps in the set. Hero Arts donates a little to the National Parks for each set sold. I really wanted to color these in using colored pencils on the Neenah Desert Storm kraft paper. It is a lighter color of kraft. I colored all of the scenes using Prismacolor pencils. I went back over the stamping with a Copic Multiliner after I finished all the coloring. It doesn’t really show since it is so small, but I used a clear glaze pen on the car and trailer windows. I cut out each one using a die by Poppy Stamps.

Each of the park scenes have foam tape under them for some dimension.

The sentiment is cut with a die and the paper had the 2 sided adhesive on it which makes it much easier to stick it on to the card.

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Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” 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 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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Happy Owl-O-Ween by Hero Arts

Hello dear readers! I am thrilled to have been chosen to be on the Design Team for a2z Scrapbooking and I appreciate the warm welcome that my team mates have given me. Halloween is my favorite holiday; I have loved spooky stuff since I can remember!  So when I saw this new Happy Owl-O-Ween set I knew I HAD to get it; in my opinion you can never have too many Halloween sets!  Here is the card that I made for the October challenge, “Frightfully Fun”:

Happy Owl-O-Ween

One of the BEST things about a2z Scrapbooking is the ability to order whatever you need.  It’s so easy; the custom order button is at the end of the product list on every page of the store:

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And if that isn’t enough incentive, I have my very own discount code! Just enter CHRISTI15 when you are checking out and enjoy the discount.  Thanks SO much for stopping by, feel free to pop by my blog, Art Without Anxiety, to see how this card came about.

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Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” 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 CHRIST15 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Christi


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Trick or Treat Card

Hello Friends Annie here with two quick cards for you. They came together really quickly. I am using the Hero Arts Spooky Labels – Halloween Digital Kit . 

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Trick or Treat Card (Spooky Labels)

I started by downloading and sizing the Hero Arts Spooky Labels to the size I needed for my cards. Next, I printed them onto Orange Cardstock.

Card #1 -I trimmed the banner label and ink the edges with Hero Arts Black Ink. Then, I trimmed the Trick or Treat Sentiment & the little bat also inking the edges. Next, I trimmed my card panel from green cardstock adhered it to my black cardbase.

Then, I punched a small circle at the top of the banner label and tied some black & white Baker’s Twine through it. Next, I trimmed the purple cardstock just a hair smaller than the inner part of the banner label. adhered it to the banner label – then adhered the sentiment with foam adhesive on top of the purple cardstock. I added some foam adhesive to the top and regular adhesive to the rest of the of the banner label place it onto the cardbase. Now, for some finishing touches – I adhered the little bat to the banner centered at the bottom. I popped up his wings with foam adhesive for some added interest. I then place 3 enamel dots in an angle on the corners of the card.

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Card #2 – I trimmed the Boo from the printed sheet. I matted it onto the holographic paper. set it aside. Next, I trimmed a card front panel from the Purple cardstock and stamped the triangles and circles onto the panel with Wilted Violet Distress ink. Then, I adhered the purple panel onto some of the holographic orange paper. I then adhered the card panel onto the dark gray cardbase. Next, Die cut the word Happy from green cardstock 3x – next I stacked and adhered each layer so I ended up with a nice thick die cut word. Then, I stamped the -for you- onto a small pieces of lime-green cardstock – I trimmed it down and fishtailed both ends.

Now, that I have all the components ready I put together my card. I adhered the matted Boo onto the purple toward the top of the panel. Next, I adhered the die cut Happy above the boo. added the for you banner underneath using a bit of foam tape. For some finishing touches I add a few enamel dots

I hope you give the Hero Arts Spooky Labels – Halloween Digital Kit .   a try. It’s perfect for your quick Halloween cards.

A2z Scrapbooking is having a Design Team Call right now, check this blog post for details.

Annie

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Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” 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 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 Annie15 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 Spooky Labels at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp & Cut Set
  • Distress Oxide Ink – Wilted Violet
  • Recollections Brand Cardstock – Black, Dark Gray, Orange, Green, Lime-green & Purple
  • Jot Brand Holographic Paper – Orange
  • Studio G Brand Baker’s Twine in Black & White
  • Gina Marie Designs Flat Mat Enamel Dots – Black, Orange & Purple
  • Scotch Brand 3M Foam  & ATG Adhesive


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Hero Arts Winter Forest Halloween card

Hi all! I’m back after a month long forced break as I went back to France for a week to work but had to stay for a month! I didn’t have any of my craft supplies with me and my withdrawal systems were so severe I had to drink quite alot to compensate… LoL! I’m joking! (well not really…)

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Anyway, all that just to say that I’m SOOOO happy to be back and making card and today’s card uses Hero Arts Winter Forest Digi stamp from the a2z Scrapbooking store which I decided to transform in to a Halloween card!  This is my first Halloween card as we don’t send Halloween cards in Europe but as our current challenge is to make “Frightfully Fun” cards, I thought I’d challenge myself.

I first prepared my background by blending in Ranger’s distress inks and went over it all with Hero Arts Black ink. This is the first time I’ve used their inks to blend and they go on really well! I then flicked on some water. I formatted & printed the rows of trees from the digi stamp set which contains 8 stamps around the main image and 12 extras, like paper and other Christmas digi images.

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I used just the row of trees and once they were printed on my background, I drew in the tree branches, with any black marker, to make them look even spookier! To draw in the spooky wolves eyes, I used my Derwent line painter which are pens that contain acrylic paint, so they’re great to colour over distress inks. The white specks are also from a white Derwent pen. I wanted to use a Hero Arts stamp for the sentiment and found this from their Color layering hydrangeas set which I stamped in white and went over with my yellow Derwent pen.. I thought it quite funny to suggest that it’s the wolves that are here for you… just waiting for you… or it could also mean that I’m here to keep all those bad things away.

Well I hope you liked how I transformed this Christmas digi stamp into a Halloween card. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Creative week!

Gwendolyn

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Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” 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 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 Gwendolyn15 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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A2Z Scrapbooking Haunted Halloween

Hi everyone! An October kind of card for sure.  Be sure to join our challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking Blog! Our challenge this month is Frightfully Fun!   We know everyone loves this particular theme and we’re happy to indulge you! Create whatever your heart desires!

Arlene here.  Sometimes I don’t know what size I want to work with and with a digital stamp, you can try different sizes at will.  The digital haunted house kit has so many options and I really like this house.  I had cut out the house and left it on my desk just in case, yes, in case I wanted to use it.  I had purchased the Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die with an eye to its versatility in use.  Cut it in green for both spring, summer and winter, spring with spring colors on the flowers, winter with red flowers and NOW, in black for a creepy vine.

The hint of pink in the photo is not real, this is a black and white card with dots of Nuvo on the vines.

Don’t forget about your discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more at A2Z Scrapbooking and look for my post at A Bit of This and That.

Close-up of card with the Nuvo drops

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” 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 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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts HaHoliday Greenery Edge Fancy Die
  • Hero Arts Haunted digital kit Halloween 
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs alphabet 2 – Lower Case
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Frame It Stitched Rectangles
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Simply White, Dandelion Yellow, ,Crushed Grape and Caribbean Ocean
  • Nuveo Glitter Drops Silver Moondust
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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Spooky Labels for a Spooky Duel

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to share my October Digi Duel with Arlene. We got to play with the Hero Arts Spooky Labels digital stamps and it was fun! I love Halloween paper products…okay, I’m addicted to them…even though I never make enough projects to use all my paper and embellies and stamps. Luckily, these digi stamps don’t take up room in my craft stash!

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Arlene made a festive Halloween card here with the stamp that says October 31. It even comes with its own spider web. Arlene went for fun and colorful and she nailed it…I know some nieces and nephews who would love this one!

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I went more for spooky and vintage, using the Trick-or-Treat sentiment. I used black, silver and white to make this spooky. The paper is silver shimmer paper and the bat has some silver foil to make it shine. You can see more shininess in the close-up.

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If you want your own Spooky Labels digi set to play with, enter our monthly challenge and maybe you’ll win a free set! Or you can just hop to the store and buy it right now if you’re like me and can’t wait to make your own Halloween projects.

Chark’s Supplies:

Spooky Labels

Silver Shimmer Paper

Silver Foil Sheets

Thanks for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Haunted Digi with orange sky

Hi everybody,

 

I must admit I am not very good at making Halloween card, but I think the Hero Arts Haunted digi kit helped me a lot!!  LOL

 

I resized the haunted house image to fit the height of my card, but it does not fill up the width, so I had to copy and paste part of it, and printed on white card stock.

The orange sky is created by sponging Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Barn Door.  Trees, bats and ‘Boo’ are stamped in black.  The Jack O’Lantern are stamped on separate card stock, colored and hand cut, then adhered to card base.  And I used coloring pencil to fill in the windows.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking october 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” 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 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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September 2018 Challenge Winners

Hello, crafty friends! Arlene here to announce the Winner and Top 3 from last month’s “Clean and Simple” 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 Spooky Labels Digital Kit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our randomly-chosen winner of the digital kit is…

# 13Kathy A

Congrats,  Kathy,  Please email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to receive your digital kit and your winner’s badge!

And our Top 3 are…

# 6 – Angie Cimbalo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

# 10 Handmade Happiness – Bharati Nayudu

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# 35 Rebecca Yahrling

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!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking october 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” 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

 

 

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 within the shop.

 

Sugar Tree Hug in a Mug


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Halloween Hug in a Mug

Howdy! We are now into fall which brings thoughts of Halloween, leaves turning colors and Thanksgiving. I love to decorate for Halloween and I am still thinking about all the fun coffee cards from last weekend so I combine the two. Here is a Halloween coffee card for you.

Sugar Tree Hug in a Mug

I started out making the mugs which are digital images by Sugartree stamps. I used the mug outlines for these. There are 11 different cups of coffee in this set, some with sayings, some blank and some with designs on them. I used Paint 3D and sized the mugs. I used words from the Hero Arts Spooky Labels digital kit and the little pumpkin from the Hero Arts Haunted digital kit to decorate the mugs. I printed the images on Neenah paper colored them using Copic pens. I cut them out by hand.

The panel right behind the mugs was fun to create. I used the Hero Arts Wood Floor bold print stamp to create the pattern in orange, purple and green inks. I used my Misti and stamped horizontal with the first color. I turned the paper so that the next stamp ended up vertical with the second color of ink. I turned the paper one more time for the third color for a diagonal. I like the pattern it made and it would work for many different situations by just using different ink colors.

The orange and purple layers are patterned paper from my stash. The green background paper is from my stash. I rounded the corners and cut the shapes using a Bo Bunny die.

The middle coffee cup is glued flat on the pattern panel. The other two mugs are raised with Glue Dots.

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a2z scrapbooking october 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” 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 Haunted Halloween at A2Z

Black and white is haunting too.  I was going to color the background, but couldn’t get past the black and white phase.

I couldn’t get past stark and bold.  Below the photos are instructions on how I put this card together.

And do remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.  Follow me to A2Z Scrapbooking to enter the challenge of Frightfully Fun.

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I printed out the haunted house from an A2Z Scrapbooking digital kit, Haunted Digital Kit, Halloween about a month ago.  I usually die cut an image so I don’t have a large sheet, but smaller, more manageable pieces of paper, either squares, rectangles or sometimes circles, depending on the image.  I sort through them to see if an idea pops up.  POP!

I used the second largest scallop die in both white and black, scored at the top, folded and adhered together. Listed below are the papers:

  • Black schallop
  • White scallop
  • Black cardstock with white dots Postage Stamp Squares
  • White panel with printed haunted house

I popped up the “BOO” and added the stickers.  I rarely have a card come together so fast, but the image did have to sit for a month.  You can see my post at A Bit of This and That.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Image may contain: flower and text

Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” 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 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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Haunted Digital Kit Halloween at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween at A2Z Scrapbooking (sentiment BOO)
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares dies
  • QuicKutz Nesting Scallop Squares dies
  • Scrap dotted paper peanl
  • Vagabond
  • Silhouette
  • Starform stickers (Glitter Violet/Silver) (look like gems)