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Hero Arts Spooky Labels Card

Hello dear reader!

I have stepped out of my comfort zone and made a card using the Hero Arts Digital Spooky Labels set (just a little note Hero Arts Digital Sets are ONLY available at a2z Scrapbooking.)  One of my wonderful team mates shared a tutorial on how to use digital stamps using Word, and I am quite proud of the card I designed using the directions.  I hope you like this card as much as I do!

Happy Halloween Digi

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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

 

 

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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 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.

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.  If you’d like to read the tutorial please hop on over to my blog, Art Without Anxiety.  Have a Frightfully Fun Halloween!

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Hero Arts Spooky Labels


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Treats for All with Hero Arts Spooky Labels Digital Kit

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a fun project. Today we’re creating some treat holders using the Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween Digital Kit.

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I created two quick treat holders using store bought library pocket and goodie bags.

So, let’s get started.

Treat Holder One:

I printed the Spooky Labels onto Orange colored cardstock. I then trimmed out the ornate label(bottom left corner). I then cut a slit in to middle of the label – so I can insert the goodie bag into it. I added a bit of adhesive to the goodie bag tab and pressed into place.

   

Next, I added a treat and seal it with a bit of re-positional adhesive. Then, I decorated the label with October 31st label. I cut the label in half added a bit of purple cardstock behind the October portion and some foam adhesive. I added a bit of lime green cardstock behind the other half of the label. I layered the October portion on top of the rest of the label and adhered it to the ornate label.

     

Treat Holder Two:

From the printed the  Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween Digital Kit on Orange cardstock. I then trimmed out the spooky treats label(top left). I fishtiled one end of the label. I also trimmed a piece of purple cardstock to mat the label also fishtailing it. I punched the straight end to create a tag. I tied a bit of bakers twine to the label.

Next, I adhered the label tag to the library pocket front. Then, I added my treat to the pocket and seal it with a bit of Halloween washi tape.

 

       

Quick and Simple! The  Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween Digital Kit does all the work for you! I hope you give them a try!

Thank you for joining us today!!

 

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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 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.

 

 

 

 


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Spooky Neighbourhood Hero Arts

Hi everyone, its Gwendolyn back today to share a spooky Halloween Party invitation card I made to inspire you to join our current challenge “Frightfully Fun” here.  For today’s card, I’m using Hero Arts Paper Layering Neighbourhood die again, which you can find in the a2z Scrapbooking store. The paper layering dies allow you to cut normally, giving a pop-up style of cut, and then, after folding or curling the cut edges, the image reveals itself, giving a 3-D dimensional look to your paper.

hero arts neighbouring die

In my last post here, I gave a very colourful look to this diecut, but in today’s card, I’m going to show you how you can give a textured spooky look to it in a very simple way. I first water-coloured a piece of 300g watercolour paper, using Brusho’s black paint powders. When the paint was still wet, I pressed a piece of cling wrap, which I had crumpled up beforehand, on the water-coloured panel. Once it dried completely, I removed the cling wrap and there you have a wonderfully textured card base.

I then used this to cut my Hero Arts Neighbourhood die and added the diecut onto an orange card base from the Hero Arts Sunshine Mix folded cards set. I coloured in the moon with my Derwent Graphik acrylic ink pens and on top of that, added some red watercolour to create a bloody moon. My sentiment strip was also water-coloured with Hero Arts Watercolor dot palette by Daniel Smith and I wrote in “You’re Invited” with my yellow Derwent pens again, as its the only pens I have that really stand out against any dark water-colouring.

Spooky neighbourhood card

Well I hope you enjoyed the way I created my card and that you’ll be inspired to make a Frightfully Fun card for our challenge! And if you’re anywhere near Ulm, in Germany on the 31st of October, you’re invited to our Halloween party… if you dare!

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 “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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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.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Paper Layering die

Hi all, its Gwendolyn here on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today to share a card I made using the Hero Arts Paper Layering Neighbourhood die, which you can find in the a2z Scrapbooking store. The paper layering dies allow you to cut normally, giving a pop-up style of cut, and then, after folding or curling the cut edges, the image reveals itself, giving a 3-D dimensional look to your paper. So for this die, once cut, you have a choice to leave it flat or bend the edges of each building so that they would be vertical, which is really cool!

hero arts neighbour die

Today’s card would have been really quick and easy to make as I used a scrap of a watercolour exercise to colour my diecu. But I decided to cut each individual building and mount some of them on foam adhesive to give some dimension, instead of having the buildings stand straight as it’s not so convenient for mailing. So that took abit of time but I love the result!

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For the sentiments, I used 2 different ones from the Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy stamp set and I stamped them with Hero Arts Charcoal ink, writing in the “&” by hand. I added a blue border & added some acrylic ink splatters with my Derwent graphic line painters to finish the card.

Well I hope you liked how I used the Hero Arts Paper Layering Neighbourhood die and that it will inspire you to play with them too! You can get them at the a2z Scrapbooking store. 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 “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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Parks


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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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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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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.

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

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 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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Welcome Christi

Hello everyone,

Please join me and welcome our newest DT member Christi Conley.  Yay Christi, welcome aboard!!  Here’s a little introduction of her.

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Christi Conley

I am a mom to the Fabulous Feline Five; love to make all kinds of art, read, & sleep. I moved from the East Coast to wonderful Colorado in 2010 with my felines and family.  I enjoy recycling, tag & garage sales, and creating something cool out of nothing.

A few years ago I started my own blog, Art Without Anxiety, and I have been extremely fortunate to make a bunch of great friends, get on some amazing design teams, and get over my fear of sharing my creations.  I truly enjoy blogging and sharing a bit of myself and my art with my readers.  I don’t have a specific style or anything that particularly inspires me; I just go with the flow!  I started rubber stamping and paper crafting in the early 90’s and I was absolutely hooked from day one (so hooked I signed up to be a demonstrator without ever having been to a demo, class, or anything – I found the information online and joined up!)  I can’t draw a crooked line, so rubber stamps became the way I could express myself artistically, plus there is so much you can do with them!  After all these years, I am still amazed when I watch embossing powder melt; the process just fascinates me!  I can get bored with things fairly easily and quickly, but I am never bored when I am playing with my stamps, papers, chipboard, paints, inks, and all the other goodies this hobby has to offer.

I love quotes and one of my very favorite things to do is create wall hangings, as well as mixed media and cards —  well, honestly, I love it all!  In addition to my blog, you can find me on Pinterest and Instagram; I’d love to have you stop by!

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Christi we’re glad to have you on our team, looking forward to a fun creative journey with you!

And to our readers, come back tomorrow and check out Christi’s first solo post.  Have a lovely day!!

 

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

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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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

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 “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 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…)

winter forest halloween

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.

winter forest halloween pen

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

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 “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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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.

 

 

 

 

 


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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