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Hero Arts Holiday Houses Digital stamps

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Happy Saturday all! It’s Gwendolyn and I’m here to share a Christmas card I made using Hero Arts Holiday Houses digital stamps. I’m also here to remind you to join our challenge where the theme is “Winter Wonderland” and I look forward to seeing your cards in the line up. Don’t forget to use my personal code Gwendolyn15% to get 15% off all your purchases $25 and above.

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To create my card, I first embossed the background with a Darice Snowflakes embossing folder and then printed the three houses in black (they also come pre-coloured)  and 2 trees in green. I coloured them with Prima marketing watercolours, fussy cut them and adhered them onto my card, raising the centre tree and house on foam tape, to give my card some dimension.

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The sentiment, (which came in green or black options) was printed in green onto a water-coloured panel I had created shortly before, and the edges cut with my craft scissors. To finish I added Nuvo Ivory Seashells crystal drops on the “snow” areas to give a fun added interest to the houses!

Well I hope you liked my card and that it inspired you to use this wonderful digi stamp! Have a great creative weekend!

Gwendolyn

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challengePlease join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” 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 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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Hero Arts Gingerbread House Stamp and Cut Just For You

I think these houses are so festive and the background I made from two dies which added to the spacial aspect of the card.  It’s whimsical and so very cute.

I used an edging die as a background on which to build my houses.  I sent this off to Annie Collins and she has received it so I can reveal my card.  To see how I decorated the inside of the card be sure to stop by my blog at A Bit of This and That

A close-up of the houses.  They really do take on the Christmas charm colored this way.

Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Are  you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s “Winter” 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Santa Snacks

Happy Sunday everyone!

Cindy here to share a “Winter/Christmas” project.  Today happens to be my second time hosting a cookie exchange.  And I prepare a little cookie recipe album for each of my guests.  My Hero Arts Santa Snacks Stamp and Cut set is perfect for the front and back cover of my project.

 

On white card stock I stamped the images in random fashion using Vintage Photo, and then watercolored.  I used a white gel pen to fill in the icing outlines.  Both the tree on the cup and the gingerbread men’s buttons are painted with gold ink.  The stars on the tree are coated with Candy Cane Stickles, and the marshmallows are coated with Sprinkled Sugar.

 

The banners and labels are glued and I added faux stitch with a Gold Gel pen.

 

I had lots of fun coloring in the stamp images, I made 5 albums!  For the back cover, I just stamp left it uncolored.  For more details, please visit my blog Escape To Stamping.  The holiday season is upon us, hope you’d have some time for crafty time besides getting ready for the festivities!

 

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a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” 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 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.

 

 

 

 

Cut-Out Holidays Fancy Die


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Hero Arts Happy Holidays

Howdy, it’s Karen Happy December to you! Here we go with the countdown to Christmas. I started a couple years ago making my cards all year to avoid the craziness right before Christmas. It sure helps to ease the stress. But there is still plenty of time to make some cards. So here is one using the Hero Arts Cut-Out Holidays Fancy Die.

Cut-Out Holidays Fancy Die

Here’s how it comes together. I glued a piece of the gold glitter paper on the card base to just go down far enough to be behind the sentiment. So it is not a full panel. Then I used the Cut-Out Holidays die to cut out that sentiment at the top of the red panel. That gets glued to the card base. I used a die from Memory Box to cut out the poinsettia. I have either never or next to never used this poinsettia die so it was good to get it out. I have had it probably a couple years. On each layer of petals I went over them lightly with a gold pigment ink pad. And that is it!

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a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” 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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Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge With A Bit of Dazzle

I saw the Holiday Greenery Edge used in the Hero Arts (HA) Catalog, but wondered how it would look with two dies, opposed to each other on a card.  I was surprised to see that a white background and green die cut was a smart, sharp combination.

Here is my inspiration card for A2Z Scrapbooking.

Another view below

 

I like the inspiration this HA page in the Winter 2018 Catalog..

I used Nuvo Red Berry to do the berries on the die-cut and joined them together with berries facing the outside of the card.  A glittery gold tape conceals the space where the dies join.  A small stamped “Merry Christmas” completes the card.  Simple and simply delightful to look at.  My post is also at A Bit of This and That.

Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Are  you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s “Winter” 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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a2z scrapbooking December 2018 challenge

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Hello everyone and welcome to the final monthly challenge for 2018! We want to see your winter related projects! Snow us your snowflakes and shinny stuff, your holiday cards and winter scrapbook pages, anything your heart desires as long as it first the winter theme! Remember to stay tuned for the winner announcement from last months challenge, you’ll find that here on the blog on the 7th. The design team has some winter inspiration for you, if you want to know more about any one project, just click through on the designers name or photo to be directed to their blog for all the details.

 

KRISTINA

Hero Arts Snowflake Edge Fancy Die

Kristina used the wintery Snowflake Edge Fancy Die from Hero Arts to create a snowflake border on this holiday card set!
Psst.. This die is on sale in the store!!

 

ARLENE

HERO ARTS HOLIDAY CARD

Arlene use the Hero Arts Gingerbread Stamp n Cut set for the images on her card to create a little winter holiday scene!

 

CINDY

Hero Arts Holiday Card

Cindy use the Hero Arts Greenery Edge Die to create this gorgeous focal point for her sentiment!

 

GWENDOLYN

HERO ARTS WINTERTIME FUN

Gwendolyn created a gorgeous winter scene with the Wintertime Fun from Hero Arts set

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

 

This months prize is the Holiday Tags digital kit from Hero Arts, in addition, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, you will receive a $20 gift card to our store!!

 

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” 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 a2z15 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 Snowflake Edge Fancy Die
Hero Arts Snowflake Edge Fancy Die
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Hero Arts Holidays Fancy Die
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Hero Arts Woodgrain Die
Hero Arts Woodgrain Die
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Hero Arts Cut Out Holiday Fancy Die
Hero Arts Cut Out Holiday Fancy Die
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Hero Arts Gingerbread Stamp N Cut
Hero Arts Gingerbread Stamp N Cut
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Hero Arts Greenery Edge Die
Hero Arts Greenery Edge Die
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Hero Arts Uppercase Alphabet
Hero Arts Uppercase Alphabet
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Hero Arts Wintertime Fun
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Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Welcome to our stop of the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers’ Bloghop!!

A2z Scrapbooking Supplies is proud to be a Super Sponsor to the hop again.  We are giving away a digi stamp kit as Flash Prize, and a $25 gift card to the store as Super Sponsor prize.  Make a new /Winter coffee/tea/hot cocoa project and link up at the Coffee Lovers Cardmakers’ Blog for a chance to win.  You have until Dec 7th to link up.  Winners will be announced on the Coffee Lovers Cardmakers Blog Dec 9th.  For details click Here.

Now my card, I used the To Go cup from the Sugartree Stamps Hug in a Mug digi stamp set.  I printed in both white and pattern card stock, trimmed our the corresponding parts and paper pieced it.  The weaved sleeve is painted with gold glimmer ink, the cap has a coat of Perfect Pearl solution.  The cup is then adhere on pattern paper background.  And I added some white faux stitches on the pattern paper panel.

Our DT has created some very yummy coffee/tea/hot cocoa inspirations for you.

Arlene

 

Gwendolyn

 

Karen

 

There is still time to play our November Challenge.  Scroll down to check the details.  And come back tomorrow for a brand new challenge.

 

Happy hopping!!

 

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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 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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Hero Arts You Are Appreciated

Hello everyone! Here is the card I made for my second monthly post at a2z Scrapbooking.  I was thumbing through some of my older Stamper’s Sampler magazines, specifically a “Catch Up Issue” and it reminded me of how we used to decorate cards with fibers.  I still have a HUGE drawer full of fibers, so I dug some out to decorate this card:

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I hope you can find some time to join me and all my talented teammates in the a2z Scrapbooking monthly challenge; the November theme is “Give Thanks.”  Can’t have enough thank you cards on hand if you ask me! For all the details on how I made this card please pop over to my personal bog, Art Without Anxiety.   Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post! You are appreciated!!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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 Christi15 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.

 

 

 

  • You Are Loved stamp set, #CM171
  • Color Layering Peacock stamp set, #CM126 {you can special order on the site}
  • Paper Layering Feather Die, #DI491 {Please special order through the store}
  • Hero Arts Inks


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Thanks Card

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a card of Thanks – In keeping with our theme this month of Give Thanks. This card is perfect a simple thank you for any occasion.Thanks

Thank you for stopping by today – Remember to use my discount code Annie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Are  you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Image may contain: flower and text

Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” 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 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 Layering Bird Stamp – CL866
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Stamp Set – CL498
  • Pattern Paper: Echo Park Celebrate Fall Collection
  • Inks: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black – -Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink: Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet & Shaded Lilac
  • Card Stock: Recollection Brand: Light Yellow, White & Brown
  • Washi Tape: Recollection Brand in Copper
  • Adheseive: Scotch 3M ATG, Dollar Tree – low profile Foam tape
  • Tools: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Paper Studios Paper Trimmer, Scissors


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Thankful for you

Hi all, its Gwendolyn and I’m back this Sunday to share a very simple to make card with a technique that’s apparently all the rage at the moment – ombre ink blending on coloured card stock to leave a spotlight for your main image, which in my case is the cute baby polar bear sitting on an iceberg, from Hero Arts Polar Greetings stamp set, which you can get from the a2z scrapbooking store.

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I first saw this done by Kensija (Sweetkobylkin) and loved what she did with her cards so I decided to try it. I started with a blank card base from the Hero Arts Pool Mixed Folded cards set, using the lightest pool colour card, which is like a very light teal colour. I started blending Mermaid lagoon distress oxide all around the card, with a very light blend in the centre of the card just so there were no blend marks, I then added Faded Jeans around the borders and a little black on the edges. I went over everything with Mermaid Lagoon again so that everything was nice and blended. The idea is to have a very light centre and it gets darker as you move towards the edges of the card.

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I stamped the iceberg directly on the card, coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils &  finished with a brush of my Spectrum Noir Illustrator clear sparkle pen to make it appear as the ice is glistening.  The little polar bear was stamped on another card stock, coloured with my coloured pencils too and fussy cut. Before adhering this to my card, I flicked some white paint on the top part of the card to resemble snow and a little water on the bottom part of the card to resemble water bubbles.

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I then stuck on my baby bear and stamped the sentiment, which comes from Hero Arts “Thank You” messages set with black ink from the Hero Arts Swan layering ink set. So a very simple clean and simple card to make but with great effect don’t you think?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great creative day!

Gwendolyn

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” 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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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 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