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December Winners

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here to announce our December Challenge winners. The theme was Anything But a Card and the team voted this gorgeous tag by Cinnamon Sally the top favorite. That means she will receive the $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store. To claim your prize, just email us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net and have fun shopping!


Our three runners-up will receive a blog badge to tell the world how talented we think they are, please email us at the address above to get your badge.

Our first runner-up is karenladd with this cutie tag. I love her shading of this guy and the lights she added!


Betty is our second runner-up with this festive sled…I can see this in Barbie’s dream house for Christmas!


Jessica Lin is our third runner-up with this sparkling gift box…I love the variety of bling she used to make this pop!


Thanks so much to everyone who entered this month and rising to the challenge. I hope to see many of you back for our January challenge…this is an easy one for the new year, Anything Goes. All you need is your Hero Arts stamps, stencils, dies or digis to enter. Stay tuned for our brand-new feature on the 31st, we’ll have a Guest Designer to inspire you…you’ve probably heard of our talented January guest!


Happy Saturday!


Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies


Hero Arts Infinity Tags Nesting Dies

When you just want to make tags out of scrap paper, just grab your old die cut machine (mines a Cuttlebug) and use your scraps.  I made several boxes for treats for my crew at work and needed some tags.  I really liked the new Hero Arts sets of Infinity Dies and grabbed some for the Hero Arts Blog Hop in October this year.  I love them and thought that our challenge this month got me in the tag mood.  Anything but a card means tags are perfect.  Here we go with my boxes ready to go with Tags.

 I made three different boxes and gave the large size full of treats to my work staff, with others going to well deserving (well, in my eyes) friends. The tag that is glittery is when I opened my Wink of Stella pen and oops.  Loads of glittery stuff all over, so one tag has a bunch of glitter.
Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies

I hope you can see these tags, weather permitting clearer photos.infinity-large-picmonkey-box-tags-12-20-16

The smaller boxes have the smallest tag sizes.  Use any Hero Arts sentiment or image and you’re ready to go.




Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Tag Dies at A2Z Scrapbooking

Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Design Store

 Hope you’ll join in our December Challenge of “Anything But A Card” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.


Hero Arts Vintage Poinsettia Gift Box

Hi Dawn here to share with you a gift box I have decorated.  I was lucky to get give a pile of pre-cut gift boxes.  I’m going to be using some to package up mini Pecan Pies for Christmas gifts.   Here’s my design

Box #1


I stamped the Vintage Poinsettia in black directly onto the kraft box and also onto extra kraft card.  I used Faber Castell pencils to colour the additional image and then die cut with the matching die.

Box #2



Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia stamp (currently out of stock but you can do request a special order – see the side bar)

Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia Die

Own gift box

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)  or chose Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More. Use Code FreeShipping16

Plus for every $50 spent on Hero Arts products we will send you a special gift! No special code needed







Antique Poinsettia combo


Antique Poinsettia With Chocolate – Anything But a Card

I had so much fun making these Hershey Nugget chocolate boxes.  I had to find my Cameo again, so much on my desk.  Once I cleaned my desk, I was ready for December’s challenge of “Anything but a Card”.  I didn’t want to go with a tag, but I wanted to make a some fun little containers and found the perfect thing.  I was able to use an 8 1/2″ X 11 inch paper to cut the box and box wrap.  Stamping and sponging came to mind and I really like the way this turned out.  The colors just seem to burst from the paper, lots of watercolor effect without the water.  I tried other papers and added some of the leftovers from my homemade background panel.  Just looking at the chocolate here is giving me a chocolate high.

Trio of closed chocolate boxes


Close-up of box with box wrap – I hope this gives you some ideas.

Antique Poinsettia combo


Antique Poinsettia


Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia at a2z Scrapbooking

Hero Arts Paper Layering Antique Poinsettia frame cuts at a2z Scrapbooking

Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Design Store for last box and Hershey’s Nuggests veritcal box

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.  You can find me at A Bit of This and That

 Hope you’ll join in our December Challenge of “Anything But A Card” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.



a2z Scrapbooking December 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Happy December!! I love this time of year.  Family and Friends celebrating together!!  Are you ready for all of the gift giving?  If not our new challenge, should help with that.

Our new challenge this month is “Anything but a Card”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project. Be creative with this challenge. 


Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element! 

This challenge will be pretty interesting.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:











For the full photo tutorial on how to create this shaker tag, please head on over to my blog for that info.

Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of January!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post Clear Stamp
Hero Arts Vintage Post Frame Cut
Hero Arts gems (Red Blossoms)
Die-Namics cutting die – Stitched Sq Scallop Frame
Range Distress ink (Peeled Paint)
Memento Dye ink (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring Pencils
Clear embossing ink
Clear embossing powder



– Hero Arts mini inks (Oct 2015 My Monthly Hero Kit)
– Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
– Versamark ink pad
– Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder
– Ranger Stardust Stickles (August 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit)
– Holiday colors heavy weight cardstocks (Hobby Lobby)
– White heavy weight cardstock (Darice)
– Snowhaven papers (CTMH, retired)
– Bags & Tags Dies (Concord & 9th)
– Other: red gems, gold star sequins, silver thread, natural twines
– Adhesive: Liquid glass glue (CTMH), 3D foam tape (Scotch), Glue Dots, Scor-pal Tape
– WRMK die-cutting machine
– WRMK 1-2-3 punch board
– Canon Printer & copy papers

Ornaments Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts
Gemstones by Hero Arts
Hero Arts Deep Ocean Hybrid Ink
Canvas Corp Mini Bags
Decorated Paper
Thick Baker’s Twine

Thank you so much for stopping by!!