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Corner Birthdays

Today I’m sharing 2 cards I made. I am on the hospitality committee for the PTA at my boys school. We provide a meal once a month for the staff and like to celebrate the staff birthdays too. I’m in charge of making the cards and someone else brings the birthday treats. We only have 2 birthdays this month, but I still kept it super simple.

corner birthday

I stamped the images on both cards then colored. I used the same yellow, green and brown shades on both cards. Adding pink and purple for a more feminine feel on one and keeping the other in more primary tones.I also traced the birthday sentiment in a pink glitter pen for a little sparkle.

corner birthday 2

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Hero Arts- Irreverent Birthday, black ink

Copics, cardstock, glitter pen


Happy Birthday

Hello and happy almost end of February! I can’t believe it’s almost over already, but then I’m ready for spring. This card was made for a co-worker of mine. For about two weeks I she just kept saying ” OMG y’all, I’m going to be 24 on my birthday! I’m getting old…” (She’s the youngest in the office, so we gave her a hard time.) I used the sentiment “OMG you are so old” on the inside. Must be nice to just be turning 24… 😉


I stamped three of the images multiple times on the card and colored them with copics. Added my sentiment under the images and then used some stickles on the flames. This card is pretty quick and would be great to make a set to have on hand or to give as a gift.


If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  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!

Black Ink
Heavy cardstock


Hero Arts Hello in Pink to Red Ombre

Hi friends, welcome back!

I made this uber CAS (clean and simple) card – so quick, so easy and just think of all the color combos you can use! Wouldn’t a set of these cards in a variety of colors be a beautiful gift? Since we are using shades of red this month, I used two ink pads – Hero Arts Intense Black and Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombre. I very lightly sponged on some pink at the bottom and let it fade out towards the top.


I stamped random flowers and leaves from two stamp sets – For You Flower and You’re So Lovely. I used two layers of micropore tape for my baseline of stamping but some of the ink still seeped through; that’s okay, it’s handmade and not every single card can be perfection, RIGHT! I added a few pops of black to compliment the sentiment and finished it off with 3 enamel accents. So easy peasy!



Links below in the product outline. And don’t forget, you can save 15% in the a2z Etsy store by using code: MICHELEG15. So many new additions in the store, check it out and don’t forget to join our challenge this month, you can link up HERE.



Stamps: Hero Arts Hello stamp and cut, Hero Arts You’re So Lovely, Hero Arts For You Flowers

Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white

InkHero Arts Intense Black, Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombre

Accessories: misc. enamel dots, black brush pen


Hero Arts Orchid Branches Red

Hello everyone,


It’s Cindy.  I use this month’s challenge theme: Any Shade of Red as my inspiration of today’s card.  It’s a fairly simple card, except I use partial die cutting to add dimension.  You could consider it a one layer card with an attitude!  😀



My process:

  • On white card stock, ink and stamp the orchid branch from Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot set in a pleasing composition in various shades of Red.
  • Stamp sentiment in black.
  • Distress with Spun Sugar all around.
  • Use matching frame cut and partial die cut at various length of the branches.
  • Layer and adhere red color paper on card base.
  • Add foam adhesive behind partial die cut branches with various thickness, the most thick at the tip of the branch, less closer to the base.
  • Adhere orchid panel to card.  Remove backing of foam tape from branches and adhere to card.  Slightly curl the flower petal to create more dimension.

Here’s a closer look.



The Orchid in a Pot stamp set is still available at the a2z store.  Also new items from the 2017 Catalog are available.  Go shopping and use code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.

And come join in this month’s challenge:  Any Shade of Reds.  Use some shade of red and Hero Arts products such as stamp, stencil, digital stamps, die cut as main focal point.   And you could win a $25 gift card to the store.


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Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot

Hero Arts Orchid in a Pot Frame Cuts

Hero Arts Amy’s Shades of Green Ink Cubes

Hero Arts Jayne’s Fall Colors Ink Cubes

Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pink to Red

Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink Red Royal

Memento Dye Ink Tuxedo Black

SSS Dye Ink Teeny Bikini

Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door, Spun Sugar)


One Layer Card With Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal

Hello everyone… Helen is here. Today I am sharing a quick way to create CAS – One Layer Card.

Color Layering stamp sets are my favorite from Hero Arts. I often stretch the use of these stamp sets, like the Color Layering Cardinal stamp set. It is a Holiday stamp set, but I use this set for everyday card, such as thank you card.


I pair the Cardinal Color Layering stamp set with Thanks Stamp & Cut set to create this CAS – One Layer Thank You Card.

I stamped the all the image on a watercolor paper with archival ink pads and then I added some soft light blue to create a sky background. Then I decided to add some glitter with my glitter brush on all over the surface.

Check out the glitter and shiny on the card… don’t you love it? 🙂


Have you played along with the February Challenge? Our new challenge this month is “Any Shade of Red”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project and use some shade/shades of red. By linking up you project here, you have chances to win the $25 gift certificate to the store.


a2z Scrapbooking store just added lots of new Hero Arts products! Check them all at the store and if you do not see something that you look for, you can put a custom order. And get extra 15% OFF by using this code: Helen15 for every $25 or more order!

I hope you all can enjoy a taste of Spring from my card today. THANK YOU so much for visiting today.


Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflu


Stretch your Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps

Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflu

Hi Friends! Kristina here playing with my new set of Hero Arts Color Layering Butterfly Stamps. I decided instead of layering I wanted something a little more bold, but simple, so I only used the background layer of one of the butterflies to repeatedly stamp assorted color butterflies in Hero Arts Dye Inks. I used the same ink colors and my new Clarity Brushes to color a strip of trimmed off paper the same colors as the butterflies, and used that to line the edge of the card after mounting on some glitter paper. Popped on a sentiment, and there you have it!


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Hero Arts Digital Kit: Clean and Simple Thank You Cards

Good morning everyone! Helen is here today would like to share with you some clean and simple thank you cards.

Beside Birthday Cards, Thank You cards are the most needed to be in my stash. There is always a need for thank you card. So creating a batch of cards, the Clean-and-Simple is my to-go style 🙂

I created these 4 Thank You cards with the Hero Arts Bright Blossoms Printable Digital Kit (PT003).

To create this card is very simple. Here are the steps that I did:

  1. Open the digital images on any software you have that can upen JPEG format.
  2. Resize the images to what you like. I did the images in between 3.5″ – 4″ wide.
  3. Print the images on White Cardstock. I arranged them to be fit in A2 size cards.
  4. Then Cut them out as you desire.
  5. Color them with any coloring medium. You need to let them dry completely if you want to use Watercolor paint, or any Alcohol Markers.

I printed the pictures a day before and let them dried over night. And I colored my cards with Watercolor paints, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, and ShinHan Alcohol Markers.

I added some splatters on the card with some Black Pearlescents paint.





For the sentiment, I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiments from Hero Arts Thanks – Stamp & Cuts set on the vellum paper strips and added them on the card by wrapping it around the white panel. Then I added the white panel on the black card base.

That’s my CAS cards today. I hope you all are inspired to create more handmade cards and send them out to spread the love and joy!


Do not forget you still have time to join our January Challenge – Anything Goes with Hero Arts stamps and dies! You can link up your projects here to enter to win the prize! Please read the challenge rules here so your project will be eligible to enter.

Check out a2z Scrapbooking stores for Hero Arts products, your crafting supplies and even SALE items. And get 15% OFF on your purchases of $25 or more (excluded shipping) by using this code: Helen15

THANK YOU so much for visiting me today and have fabulous day!


Valentine – Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp & Cut

Hello everyone!

It’s Donna here, Happy New Year’s, I wish all of you good health, love and a crafty year!   There is a new challenge that I hope you will play along, the Challenge is “anything goes”.  You can link your project here.  Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ARTS Product as the focal element!

anything-goesI am using the cute Hero Arts “Floral Heart Stamp & Cut.  I used some red glitter paper to cut the die out.  I then die cut the “Valentine” from the Hero Arts “Valentine Message and Three Hearts Fancy Dies”.  I used liquid glue to adhere the “Valentine” to the heart die.  I then added some glossy accent to make the “Valentine” stand out.  The sentiment is from the Hero Arts “Floral Heart Stamp & Cut” set.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and added the Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heated it with a hot glue gun.  I finished my card off by adding some Hero Arts rhinestones and twine.


If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Esty store. You can also use the code “Donna15” to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.

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I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store! Good luck and please come back again soon!

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Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Celebrate tag with Hero Arts that I made to decorate a pre-made box that I found in a craft store. I usually buy these boxes to decorate them and package little presents.


During these days  all of us are in crunch time with the holidays and gifts etc. If you are like me, these boxes are our salvation because we only need to use a few elements to create beautiful packages.

For this box I used a Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut by Lia from Hero Arts. I cut the tag using metallic silver card stock and then I stamped the Celebrate sentiment with Versamark and Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder.

This beautiful tag doesn’t require a lot of decorations, so I just added a touch of color with a tiny bow that I made with green baker’s twine and pasted over a belt that I made to put around of the box.

You can find many sets like this –Stamp & Cut – in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15. If there’s every something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button.

I hope you too will join us in the challenge this month. You have until month end to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card.

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You can find this stamp set on all holiday sets in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15
Vintage Wishes and all the holiday stamps are selling out fast & wont be re-ordered until next year, so get it while they last! If there’s every something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button.

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Thank you for stopping by and see you in a few days. Happy New Year!



1 Stamp Set, 1 Design, 2 Cards

Hello Crafty friends, it is Helen here today would love to share with you my cards using 1 stamp set and 1 design, but 2 different cards. Today, I am using the Color Layering – Deer stamp, from the new Holiday 2016 Catalogue.

On this first card, I stamped the Deer on a white cardstock with Distress Mini Ink Pad set 3, and then fussy cut it. But you always  can cut it out with the matching frame die set. Then I added it on the card with wood embossed background with 3D foam tape for some dimensional. I heat-embossed the sentiment on a black cardstock and then added it on the card with 3D foam tape. I added a piece of gold glitter ribbon for extra accent on this CAS card.


On the second card, it is simply watercolored, CAS and one layer card. For the card base, I used Canson Watercolor paper 140 lbs. And I stamped the deer with Distress Mini Ink Pad Set 3 and sprayed little bit of water on the inked stamp every time I stamped to create the faux – watercolor look on the deer.

And then I added some Broken China distress ink with wet brush to create the sky, and added some Vintage Photo distress ink with wet brush for the ground where the deer sit on. I used my craft heat gun to dry the panel completely before stamping.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black and I added some leaves around the deer that I stamped with the new Hero Arts – Ombre Autum Ink Pad.


On both cards, I only use 1 stamp set and 1 design. Also, with Color Layering stamp sets, you can create gorgeous depth of colors and dimension to the image even though it is a one-layer card.

So, check out all the Color Layering stamp sets and their matching frame die sets at a2z Scrapbooking store. You can get 15% OFF your order of $25 when you use this code Helen15 at check out.

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Also, come and play along with our October Challenge – Layer it to win a $25 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking store!

THANKS for visiting today and have a fabulous day!