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Santa Snacks Step Card

It is almost Christmas time!!  What kind of cookies are you preparing for Santa?  🙂

This year I am a little busy so I didn’t actually make any cookies yet.  But I had stamped a lot of gingerbread cookies.  They are for my “mountain fold step card” inspired by this month’s challenge theme: Make It Pop.

The height of each fold from back to front (in inches) are: 3.5, 1.5 and 1.  Width of card is 5.5 inches.  The light bulbs are cut fron pattern paper and I added Sprinkled Sugar on top to give it some texture and shine.  Not sure if you notice, but the hollies on each end are glued onto the pattern paper, but the center one is attached with foam adhesive, and the other two are half on paper and half popped up. I wanted to create a gradual 3D effect, if this term exists.  🙂

Here’s a view from the front and center.

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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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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A Natural Christmas With Hero Arts

Time to Make It Pop with some popping Christmas Cards.  I layered my card and this was NOT in my comfort zone, but I am very happy with it.  I began with a simple image and die cut it in the postage stamp shape.  All I did was cut mostly brown & burgundy colored patterned papers.  I’m happy with it, rather a natural type of card with music and joy.

A Close up to see the layers and Nuvo dots.

It looks like berries and leaves and earthy things.  I thought I would share the very close up photo too.

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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, 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 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 A Natural Christmas Digital Cut File from A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Nuvo Red Berry Gloss Crystal Drops at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ripened Pumpkin (Nuvo Dandelion Gloss Crystal Drops are available at A2Z in place of Ripened Pumpkin)
  • Older Hero Arts  stamp “Joy” from the Peace Poinsetias  (any Hero Arts sentiment would work
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
  • Vagabond Die Cut machine


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A Hero Arts Birthday Bash Popped With Balloons

I don’t make many specific cards for birthdays, but this month I made two, so I’m all popped up to present my balloon card which is layered with balloons.  I used pop dots at the bottom of 8 of the balloons on this card and worked a Happy Birthday across the middle of the strings as a banner.

 

A Close-up to show the pop of the balloons (these balloons don’t POP or deflate)

 

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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, 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 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 Holiday Houses and Tree-Mendous Trees

Getting ready for Christmas?  I am and I have to think of different ways to give gift cards to some of the people on my list, such as my sons and granddaughter.    I have used the Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut sled die with Hero Arts Tree-Mendous and Holiday Houses digital kits for some really cute cards, in my opinion.

Join in on the Winter challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking.  I have several photos of the cards I worked on for my kids.  I used a 12: X 12″ pattern paper for the card (not very flashy, but the inside is where the card shines.

 

This is the inside of two of the four cards I made.  The blue pool reminds me of  southern California in the winter, when it’s still a bit chilly for us northern Californians to frequent out pools, though I did swim in an outdoor pool here in Sacramento at American River College (nice and heated).  A lane leads up to the door and a Ho Ho Ho sentiment with a place for a note finishes the inside off. .I just love using that Nuvo Crystal Drops white (I’m using the Simply White and I see the A2Z Scrapbooking store has sold out of their white Nuvo. at the moment.  The bottles go a long way.

 

Inside of two of the four houses I made .

 

Close-up of the blue house and blue inspired Tree-Mendous tree.

I’m at A Bit of This and That.

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a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge so you can have a shot at the digital stamp of the month set. Remember you no longer have to use Hero Arts to participate in our monthly challenges, the winner is randomly drawn for the digi prize…and if you do use Hero Arts products on your project, you could win the digi set AND $20 to the store! The Design Team will also be choosing their top three favorite projects from the challenge each month and award them a cool TOP 3 blog badge.

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 digital kit Holiday Houses
  • Hero Arts digital kit Tree-Mendous
  • Various Copic markers (windows of houses is Y08)
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Sleigh Gift Card Holder Pop-up (used because it is a die made for a gift card):
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Labels & Circles (label and pool on inside of card)
  • Vagabond Die Cut Machine


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Winter Tea Cup Cocoa

Happy Sunday everyone, so glad you drop by today.

Winter: a perfect season for a cup of hot cocoa full of marshmallows!!  You know it, Winter is our current challenge theme.  I hope I’ve inspired you to join in the fun!!

To create my card, I die cut my cup using one of the dies from the Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity Dies using red card stock.  To add the 3D look I flipped the die upside down (like photo below) and die a thin section apart.

This way I can use the two pieces to sandwich my marshmallows.  The Gingerbread men, sentiment, hearts, and holly are white heat embossed.  Then the cup is adhered to a plaid pattern paper panel and then onto white card base.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Winter” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies 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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A Calendar of Many Hero Arts Stamps

I have made my calendar for 2018 and I’d like to share some of my pages with you.  I used two sided papers for my calendar as the calendar is in notebook form, turning at the top.

January 2-18 and I put my red Cardinal in.  This set is sold out at A2Z Scrapbooking, but any Winter scene you want to use would be fine.

 

February 2018 has a blue snowy background paper and I stamped trees in white with my Brrrrrr die-cut  

You could use the Classic Christmas Tree here or the Winter Silhouettes here 

I figure everyone would have spring fever, including me and what gives us more of a feeling of freedom than the great outdoors and scooting around.  These little scooters are in the digital kit City Adventure here.

 

Come April and we’re all thinking of trips to our National Parks and so I used the “Save Our National Parks stamp, which may be custom ordered.

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May is all about butterflies flitting around and this Color Layering Butterfly stamp set is on sale right now here.

 

June is time to relax with a cup of hot tea for me and I used the Kitchen Silhouettes for my cup with a die-cut steam.  But you could use the digital kit Caffeine Fix for your cup here.

I am at A Bit of This and That.  And remember to use my discount code Arlene15 at A2Z Scrapbooking to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

I’ve taken you through June of 2018 of my calendar.  I guess I am prepared for next year.  Happy Calendaring, Scrapbooking and Cardmaking to you all.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge so you can have a shot at the digital stamp of the month set. Remember you no longer have to use Hero Arts to participate in our monthly challenges, the winner is randomly drawn for the digi prize…and if you do use Hero Arts products on your project, you could win the digi set AND $20 to the store! The Design Team will also be choosing their top three favorite projects from the challenge each month and award them a cool TOP 3 blog badge.

 

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.

 

 

 


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Feathered Friends and Pine

Hi, Cindy here with my first post of November here on a2z Scrapbooking Supplies.   This month’s challenge theme is Winter.  And when I think of Winter, first thing comes to mind is Christmas and Pine tree.

I used images from two Hero Arts Digital stamps, Feathered Friends and Holiday Houses to create this set of cards.

First I calculated the pixel sizes of each of the images, then resized and copied them onto a new file size 8 1/2 by 11 inches (with same pixel measure of course).  I got four similar images so I could make multiple cards.  I printed it on white card stock.  You will notice there are some subtle differences, such as snow background on two, one of the pines are black.

I experimented with different mediums.  First I used the good old coloring pencils.  The larger ornament from an older set were stamped, colored and hand cut.

 

Next I used an inking stylus to ink my tree and paper pieced the birds, and embellished with sequins.

 

The third one I used Copic markers, and embellished the tree with twine and pearls.

 

I had lots of fun making these cards.  I hope you would try it too.  Here’s a group shot.

 

 

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a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Winter” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies 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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Holiday Houses


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Winter Holiday Houses Tags

We’ve changed things up for our monthly challenge here at a2z and our challenge winner for November’s challenge will win the digital kit of the month.  If our random winner is also using Hero Arts products, we will add a $20 gift card to the store!

I so enjoy using the tags I make for gift giving.  You can make them any size and not have to squeeze your writing into a limited space.  This is the largest tag of the Hero Arts Tag dies.  I darkened the roof with a dark red marker and added some other colors to the house.  I thought that even I, could doodle some pavement outside the house.   There’s enough room at the top of the tag to write the name of the person to whom you are giving your gift.

Hero Arts Holiday Houses

Hero Arts Holiday Houses

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge so you can have a shot at the digital stamp of the month set. Remember you no longer have to use Hero Arts to participate in our monthly challenges, the winner is randomly drawn for the digi prize…and if you do use Hero Arts products on your project, you could win the digi set AND $20 to the store! The Design Team will also be choosing their top three favorite projects from the challenge each month and award them a cool TOP 3 blog badge.

 

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.

 

 

 

  • Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Holiday Houses
  • Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies D1197
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Silver Moondust
  • Hero Arts sentiment (wood block out of stock for a couple years)
  • Copic markers
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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Postage Infinity Watercolor Shaker

Hello hello,

 

One thing I love playing with watercolors is that the result often surprise me.  For today’s project I started creating an ombre background.  And I wanted to add a subtle pattern on top.  So after the first layer dried, I place the stencil on top and paint with more watercolors thinking to have the stencil pattern.  Well well well the watercolors appears to have it’s own mind and I ended up with this.

Okay, the fact is some of the watecolors went underneath the stencil so I didn’t get a clear cut pattern.  But I absolutely love how it turned out.  It looks like a winter scene with a snowy mountain in the center.  Now the question is what to do next?!  I really don’t want to cut it up too much.  So my Postage Stamp Infinity Dies came to the rescue!!  😀

I die cut using two of the dies,  stamped sentiment and made a shaker element with the smaller die cut area.  So what do you think?

 

 

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a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store if you use Hero Arts. 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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Water Color A City Adventure Digital Scooter

We’re changing things up for our monthly challenge here at a2z and our challenge winner for October’s Watercolor challenge will win the Go Wild digital set. If our random winner is also using Hero Arts products, we will add a $20 gift card to the store!

I made a little scene for a holiday trip on a scooter.  Very simple, but fun.  I combined two different techniques here.  For the ground (grass) and part of the blue sky layer above the grass, I used distress markers and a water color brush.  Then I just sponged on the distress ink on the sky and spattered with water.  A few beeps and the vacation sign from the same digital set were added.  Some Glossy Accents and Nuvo Crystal Drops completed the card.

Close-up of the scooter which I fussy cut.

Arlene at A Bit of This and That.

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a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store if you use Hero Arts. 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 iArlene15 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.

 

 

 

  • List of Supplies:
  • Hero Arts City Adventure
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White , Midnight Blue and Woodland Green
  • Distress markers with a water brush in Festive Berries, Faded Jeans and Twisted Citron
  • Glossy Accents
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Rectangle Die Cut
  • Vagabond Die Cut machine