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Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle – Mahalo

Hello everyone!

It’s Donna hereo share with you a shape card made with the Hero Arts, “Nesting Circle Infinity Dies”.  I have created a shaker card using the “Color Layering Sea Turtle” stamp set.  I hope you will join the fun this month which is “Take Shape”, you can use any shape card and use at least one Hero Arts product on your card to qualify for the prize.

closer look

How I put my card together:

1.  I die cut two circles with the Hero Arts Circle Infinity dies,

2.  I used a stencil brush and inked one of the circles with the Hero Arts Aquatic hybrid ink,

3.  I stenciled the waves from the Hero Arts Waves stencil,

3.  I scored the bottom circle about 1/2 inch and used score tape to adhere to the front stenciled circle,

4.  I took the largest and the third circle to make the frame for my shaker card,

5.  I die cut all the elements I wanted to use for the card, I used the negative to put the die cut pieces back on the sheet to stamp the images with my Misti,

6,  I used the Hero Arts Acetate Sheet to create the front of the shaker.  I used the large circle to cut the acetate and then used liquid glue to glue the blue frame and the acetate together.  I glued all my elements and added the sequins to the stenciled circle piece, then used foam tape around the frame and acetate piece and adhered it to the stencil part of the shaker.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my shaker card, I really had fun creating it.  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 months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 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.

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

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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 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 within the shop.








Mondays Call for Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream!

Aloha and happy Monday!  Today I’m playing with the Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream set that really makes me crave ice cream.  The best part is you can have a lot of stamping fun and make your cone anyway you want it (calorie free)!  Not an ice cream fan?  Switch it up to the frozen yogurt swirl and add toppings.


Everything you see on the card is from one stamp set and can be found in the store!  I created the background using the sprinkles and Hero Arts hybrid inks in Strawberry, Tangerine, Dandelion, Green Apple, Summer Sky and Orchid.

From an oval stitched die cut I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream Frame Cut to create a shaker.  Then stamped out the cone (Hero Arts Sand Shadow ink and Hero Arts hybrid ink Caramel) and used the frame cut for that as well.  I backed the ice cream scoop with some pink cardstock and filled with miniature iridescent stars.  I thought the scoop needed more definition so I added some stitch marks with a white gel pen.


The sentiment was die cut with a stitched circle and inked up on the edges to keep the color scheme.

Don’t forget there’s still time to enter the latest a2z Scrapbooking challenge.

Mahalo for stopping by!



I’d never forget you

Hello my dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you my version of a shaker card. I am using the Lil Hoot stamp set and believe me this is totally gorgeous set.

I'd never forget you

To make the shaker, I used micro beads gold because I want to simulate the sand. I love to used these micro beads in my creations because they bring me a great look and move easily around on any surfaces. In my card I create a circle die cut on the upper side and I used the circle as background. I gave this color using distress ink in yellow and brown tones.

I'd never forget you

For the images I used the Owls of the Lil Hoot stamp set available in our a2z Scrapbooking Store. The owls were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and the sentiment with Pumpkin Pie Classic In. I colored the images with Copic Markers.

Now you have the opportunity to create your shaker card version, you have a few days until our challenge close. Remember that you are always welcome to use my discount code MARTHA15  in the store and take 15% off  on your order of $25 or more with this coupon code.

Have a great week and see you soon in our next challenge!!!

I'd never forget you

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Shake it Up: Christmas!

There are 12 weekends left until Christmas
Just saying’

Merry and Bright Hero Arts
I never get all of my holiday cards done in time, so the new Hero Arts release was a great
excuse to start now! And why not start with a shaker card!

This card was super fun, and fairly simple, here’s what I did

Stamp & Emboss background onto red cardstock (4 1/8 x 5 3/8)
Cut out circle window for shaker card with circle die
Create frame with scallop circle die & above circle die in center
Create shaker using your favorite shaker method, I use the Fuse tool
Before filling, Stamp sentiment in White Stayzon ink
Fill and secure shaker pocked to front card panel
Adhere front card panel to main card base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)

Hero Arts Merry and Bright
You can find the stamp I used here and much much more in the a2z scrapbooking supplies store on Etsy by clicking HERE.

If you are looking for Hero Art’s items currently out of stock use the “Request Custom Order” button in the store.

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Hello Fall

Hello all,

It’s Donna here sharing a shaker card for a2z Scrapbooking challenge this month.  Isn’t it fun to make shaker cards.  I am sharing a technique with you that I learned at my card club last weekend.  I am going to call it heat resist. 


1.  I took a piece of scrap paper and sponged four different colors of Hero Art inks.  The colors are organge soda, soft yellow, forever green and cup of joe.    

2. I stamped the pumpkin, leaves and acorns with versamark on the scrap piece of paper I sponged. 

3.   Then I poured clear embossing powder on the images and used my heat gun to set.

4. Once the embossed images cooled, I applied cup of joe ink using my sponge on each image I embossed (in my class we used a brayer).   Here is what it looks like completed with steps 1-4.

A2Z Sept shaker card

5.   After inking, I wiped the ink off the images.  The images are really colorful and bright. You can see all the details.  Then I used the autumn frame cuts and cut the images out.   I also cut some of the smaller leaves out and used them inside the pumpkin along with the sequins.

Well what do you think, pretty cool technique?  

Here is my finished card:

A2Z Sept shaker card 1

Remember if you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Donna15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping). Don’t forget that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!
Thanks so much for stopping by, I know I have been missing in action for a little while.  I was preparing for the last couple of months for our Disney Cruise.  I have lots of projects to share.   I hope to post it very soon.



A Butterfly Shaker Card

Aloha Friends!

NIki G. here to share another shaker card since this month’s challenge is all about them!

Have you been enjoying all of the many different and fun ways to create a shaker?

I know I have, so today’s card is using the super versatile Stamp and Cut Butterflies.

(Which by the way is on sale in the store!)

Butterflies are not just for spring and summer, but with some simple color changes

can be used all year long!

Here’s today’s card…


I die cut the butterflies using Hero Arts Floral Layering Paper.  The best part about their

cardstock is that it coordinates so well with the Lilac to Grape Purple Ombre ink pad.

I lined the back of the card front panel with acetate paper and then used StazOn

ink (a solvent ink used on all kinds of nonporous surfaces) to stamp out the

detail of the butterflies on the acetate paper.

I added a few more stamped butterflies and stamped out the sentiment still using the

Hero Arts Ombre ink in Lilac to Grape Purple.

I doubled up on foam tape to allow the sequins to really move around and made 2 foam tape frames around

the individual butterflies so that one butterfly could have gold sequins and the other silver sequins.


That’s it for me today!  I hope you’ll join our challenge…there’s still some time left!

Don’t forget there’s a chance to win $25 to the store…who doesn’t need a little retail therapy?!




Vellum Shaker Flower


Hi everyone,

Cindy here to share another shaker card.  Now that I’ve got a few under my belt I want to try something different.  I brought the shaker element out in front, and I didn’t fill it with sequins or seed beads or party favors or punch out bits.  Want to take a guess?!  🙂

You must see the card first:


Any idea?  Read on and you will find the answer.

My process:

  • Stamp Hero Arts Small Striped Flower with Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment ink on vellum and heat emboss with white EP.  Stamp once more.
  • Stack the vellum piece matching the pattern with emboss piece on top, sew around flower leaving an opening about an inch long.
  • Pry open the vellum pocket and fill with some Forget-Me-Not flower seeds.
  • Sew up opening to seal.  Trim the excess vellum keeping just the flower.  This now becomes the shaker element.
  • Die cut two leaves using the leaf die from the Hero Arts Frame Cut Scallop set from green CS.  Use paper trimmer to cut thin strip for stem.  Distress with distress ink Broken China.
  • Die cut stitch label, use a white gen pen to trace over the stitched line.
  • Die cut “thanks” using Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Thanks from deep blue CS.
  • Cut two panels from deep blue CS and pattern paper.
  • Assemble all elements as shown.
  • Add Wink of Stella Clear to vellum flower.

Here are a few close up shots, unfortunately I couldn’t get the Wink of Stella to show up.  It’s quite delicate.






I assure you even you don’t see the flower seeds very clearly, I hear the ‘chic chic’ sound when I shake it!  That’s part of shaker fun right?  🙂   I hope I’ve inspired you to come play the September challenge – Shake It Up with us.  If you need some supplies for you project visit the a2z store, and while you’re there you’d want to check out the Sale section, lots of great deals there.  Feel free to use promote code Cindy15 at check out to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (shipping not included).

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Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Thanks

Hero Arts Pigment Ink (Unicorn)

White Embossing Powder

Ranger Distress Ink (Broken China)

Lawn Fawn Die Three Stitched Label

Wink of Stella (Clear)

White Gel Pen




Hi Dawn here with one more shaker card to inspire you to take part in our challenge this month.


I used a Lia Griffith set called “Discover“.  I stamped the Eiffel Tower and bicycle and fussy cut them out.  The sentiment from the sent was embossed with a Ranger powder called Red Cinnabar.  I cut a circle out of my blue card and used two layers of 3D tape to make my shaker.  I filled it with some colourful sequins I had at home (purchased years and years ago)


Hope you are inspired by my card as we would love to have you join us in this month in our shaker challenge.


Hero Arts Discover by Lia Griffiths

Ranger Red Cinnabar

Remember if you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store  you can use code Dawn15 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!



I Like You a Latte

Hey everyone – it’s Jen from Caffeinated Papercuts, and I still have coffee on the brain! The Fall Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop starts next week and rumor has it a2z Scrapbooking is one of the new Super Sponsors…but you didn’t hear it from me…so today I have a coffee shaker card to help you get ready for the hop and join in the September Shaker Card Challenge!

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I just loooove that coffee stamp set! And yes, I totally used my brown ombre ink on the mug again, as it is just awesome. I also made my own background papers again; the Punch note card is stamped with Cup O’Joe and the older Basic Grey Amore background stamp.

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The Wet Cement note card that forms the base card I stamped with Wet Cement ink and the gorgeous new Branches Bold Prints background stamp. To give my card front lift I used some Fun Foam that I also die cut with the heart to make my shaker container. Overall pretty quick & easy!

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I used some chunky glitter and deep brown seed beads for my shaker filling – looks like sprinkles on top of a latte!

Now’s the time to stock up on your supplies for our Shaker Challenge and the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop. Be sure to request any out-of-stock items in the store and take 15% off your order of $25 or more with coupon code JENNIFER15.

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Happy Crafting!



A Fall Muse – Shaker Card

So I’m walking through Kroger the other day, getting some groceries, when out of the corner of my eye
I see the most gorgeous display of this68627944945466pNow, I didn’t need coffee, wasn’t out. Normally wouldn’t spend this much.
But I bought it. Because it was pretty. Props to Starbucks packaging department.
On a side not it was darn good coffee, but I digress.

So as I’m staring at my overpriced coffee box waiting for the first cup to brew I thought.
Well, that would make a pretty card! Then this happened.

Fall Shaker Card Hero Arts
The first task was finding a medium that would stamp well and onto dark cardstock.
After trying several things I landed on Mementoluxe Pigment ink.

Then I needed a good stamp set to try to recreate the pattern on the box and my
Hero Arts Flower Garden set. You could easily recreate this for any season and with other great stamp
sets such as the Let Love Grow layering set, Happy Day Flowers set, or for Christmas the Build a Wreath

To make my window I started with an oval spellbinders die just to trace the shape in pencil.
Using that as a guide I stamped my assorted flower images, and then used a craft knife to cut out the window.

My shaker pocket was assembled with the Fuse Tool and prior to filling, I used some red Stayzon ink
to stamp “Fall” under where my Happy die cut would go. I adhere my pocket with some Tombo Xtreme and mounted
it onto a shade lighter cardstock base and glued on my Happy sentiment.

Hero Arts Flower Garden
You can find the set I used here and much much more in the a2z scrapbooking supplies store on Etsy by clicking HERE.

If you are looking for Hero Art’s items currently out of stock use the “Request Custom Order” button in the store.

If you like discounts – Use my Coupon Code KRISTINA15 at Checkout for 15%
off  $25+ purchase

Finally, if your on Social Media – Be sure to check us out on Twitter and Facebook
lots of great deals & maybe even a promo or two!