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Hero Arts Swallowtail Butterfly with Asian Flower Stencil

Hi there, I’m here at a2z today with a card for our Anything Goes Challenge!  Hope you can join in the fun and be eligible to win a $25 gift card to the a2z store!  Just make sure you use one main Hero Arts product on your creation!

I made the background with Distress Crayons, water and a baby wipe, then laid the stencil over the panel and used a stencil brush to add soft pink shadow ink on top for a fun design.  I cut two butterflies and layered them and added gems, then stamped the Hero Arts sentiment in black ink.  The polka dots on the side is actually ribbon from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies used for my card were:

Hero Arts Snow White Folded Cards PS566

Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper PS610

Hero Arts Swallowtail Fancy Die DL133 (the butterfly)

Hero Arts Color Layering Flamingo CL962 (the sentiment)

Hero Arts Soft Pink Shadow Pink AF168

Hero Arts Intense Black Ink AF345

Hero Arts Asian Flower Pattern Stencil SA073 (the background)

out of stock but you can special order it!

Gems from my stash

THERE are lots of gems available in the store

Tim Holtz Distress Crayons

May Arts Ribbon


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Stamping on a Scrapbook Page

Hi everyone!

I love my inks and washi tapes. Do you love yours?

I chose a background paper first. Then I started stamping different shapes and inks with my stamps on my background. Using washi tape I made a few stripes with the tape. Then I stamped the page on washi tape. Next I used a stencil with paint. I made white criss cross shapes.

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If you would like to purchase any of the supplies that I used, please head on over to the store and use the coupon code TARU15,  which will save you 15% off any purchase of $25 and up excluding shipping.

I hope my layout will provide you with some inspiration to participate in our Septemper challenge — SHAKE IT UP (shaker cards)  (Hero Arts Products Required!)   This challenge runs though the end the month.   You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.

Good Luck to all!

Here is my Supply List:

Hero Arts Criss Cross stencil SA061

Hero Arts India Black Ink Pad AF248Hero Arts Ombre Light to Dark Purple Ink AF313

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taru


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Enjoy the Journey

Hi everyone! Taru here again!

And it’s time to play with my inks!

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I use some pattern paper that had a light pattern. I also choose inks, stamps and stencils! Then I started playing! I made layers behind the photo and added a few metallic decors.

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If you would like to purchase any of the supplies that I used, please head on over to the store and use the coupon code TARU15,  which will save you 15% off any purchase of $25 and up excluding shipping.

I hope my layout will provide you with some inspiration to participate in our August challenge — TEXTURE  (Hero Arts Products Required!)   This challenge runs though the end the month.   You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.

Good Luck to all!

Here is my Supply List:

Hero Arts BasicGrey Enjoy the Journey CL857 clear stamp

Hero Arts Omber Pool to Navy Ink AF308

Hero Arts Blue Metallic Decor Embellisments CH190

Hero Art Paint Print K5788

Hero Arts Scales stencil SA057

Hero Arts Happy Definition CG269

Hero Arts India Black Ink Pad AF248

Hero Arts Just Beachy Ink Cubes Pack AF239

Did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?   If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!!  You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

taru


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Scrapbook page: It matters

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to do something so simple and nice that is possible for anyone to do.. Did I succeed??

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FIrst I took dark grey pattern paper. Then I used ranger emboss with la ovely stencil. I used it for four different directions. Then i mixed 3 different color of embossing powder: silver, gold and white. I really love that dimension that I created this way. Do you like it?

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I love those flowers and I made couple cluster with them. Last details and everything was ready.

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If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code TARU15,  which will save you 15% off any purchase of $25 and up excluding shipping.

I hope my layout will provide you with some inspiration to participate in our August challenge — TEXTURE  (Hero Arts Products Required!)   This challenge runs though the end the month.   You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.

Good Luck to all! Here is my Supply List:

Hero Arts Tropical Background Stencil SA048

Hero Arts Blush Print Art Flowers CH205

Hero Arts Large Antique Pearls CH252

Hero Art Silver Embossing powder

Hero Arts Gold embossing powder

Hero Arts White embossing powde

Did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?   If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!!  You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

taru


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Today Was Awesome

Hi everyone – Jen here from Caffeinated Papercuts to share with you one of my favorite color combinations. Technically it’s a trio of neutrals, but when you put them together – my oh my! Better still, this is a quick card to make so you can whip up a whole stack of them for graduation, wedding, showers…any new beginnings you may have this summer. 😉

Whenever I’m stumped for colors, I love going back to the combination of white, kraft, and gold. Sounds simple, right? The results are so amazing!

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Are you loving it? I’m loving it. White ink on kraft paper is one of my favorite combinations, and the Hero Arts Unicorn Ink is the best I’ve found. Just look at that gorgeous background stamp! Cleans up like a dream, too – I simply rinse my stamps off in the sink and let them air dry.

For the middle sentiment, I combined two different sets – the Moments to Remember stamp set and the Thanks Stamp & Cut set.  (FYI, the Moments to Remember set is on sale…yeah, you’re welcome.) The Thanks set is where I got the little ‘awesome’ sentiment from – a little stamp masking and it was added into the bracket.

Since the Unicorn ink is a pigment ink, be sure to zap it with your heat gun a few times before heat embossing. Or simply get interrupted a million times by a hungry family, that works too…LOL

I wanted to turn this into a thank you card, so I added a little embossing on the inside, too:

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Here’s a breakdown of the steps so you can mass produce you’re own stack of awesome cards:

  • ink up your background stamp with white Unicorn ink. Trim your kraft paper to 4.25″x5.5″ and stamp. Zap it with a heat gun and/or let dry for a while. If you’re making a bunch, the drying time is no problem!
  • When dry, trim 1/8″ off the left & right sides for a bit of a border. Figure out your sentiment stamp placement, then ink up the ‘today’ and bracket stamps with VersaMark ink. Coat your card with anti-static powder, then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
  • Let your embossing cool, then add more anti-static powder. Tape off the part of the sentiment you don’t want stamped, then stamp & heat emboss your ‘awesome’ sentiment inside of the bracket.
  • While you have your embossing supplies out, add the ‘thanks’ to the inside of an A2, top-folding kraft card.
  • For added dimension, trim down some craft foam to fit behind your stamped panel and adhere with super strong glue (I like the Tombow Xtreme). Foam tape works, too, but I like the foam for doing full panels – it’s more uniform and won’t sag. Adhere to the front of the card and you’re all done!

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Remember that today is the last day to link up to our June Challenge, New Beginnings! Should you go shopping to pick up some lovely card making supplies, be sure to use code JENNIFER15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. Ohhh, and have you heard what’s coming soon??

Hero Arts PreSale

New ombre inks, sentiments, and layer stamps for the holidays! Yay!!

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 for stopping by today, and happy crafting!

Jennifer


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May Anything Goes Challenge Winners

Hello everyone!!  I’m jumping in here to announce the winner for our Anything Goes Challenge!!

I know all of you have been waiting patiently for this!!  The wait is over.

So, here we go!!

The Winner of our Anything Goes Challenge is:

Jayne (Paperpicnic) #11

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Your stencil background is fabulous!  It allows the flowers and the butterfly to stand out!

Congratulations  you won a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store!!

Our Honorable Mentions:

Maura #17

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Kanan #6

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Andrea #36

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Winners please email a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your badges/prize.

Congratulations to all of you.

Our June Challenge is currently going on.  It ends June 30th.

The theme is New Beginning! I hope to see you there!!

Kymona


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Scrapbook Page — Brushes!!

Hello!

Today I created a  scrapbook page with stamps and stencils.   I really love the photo that I’m sharing in my Layout.   It has a lot of details and shows you some of my favorite “brushes”, as well as some of my favorite Hero Stamped backgrounds!

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I added more to the design with patterned paper and stamps.   I also used stencils with my Hero Arts Shadow Inks.   The colors are Pool and Soft Cantaloupe, which were added with Blending Tools.

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Many of the supplies I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store.   If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code TARU15,  which will save you 15% off any purchase of $25 and up (excluding shipping).   Please enter the PROMO Code during the checkout process and ENJOY your savings.

I hope my layout will provide you with some inspiration to participate in our MAY challenge — ANY THING GOES  (Hero Arts Products Required!   This challenge runs though the end the month.   You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.    Good Luck to all!

Supplies:

Hero Arts 19th Century French Scrip Stamps AC015

Hero Arts Blue Metallic decor embellishments CH190

Hero Art BasicGrey Triangle Pattern Stencil SA031

Hero Arts BasicGrey Scales Stencil SA057

Hero Arts This is my favorite S5774

Hero Arts Newspaper background S5601

Hero Arts Just Beachy Ink Cubes pack AF239

Hero Arts India Black Ink AF248

Did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?   If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!!  You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

Taru


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By the Sea

I’m thrilled to be creating with new Hero Arts Stamps … have you checked out the latest release … so many cool things.

This card combines three new products  – Hero Arts/BasicGrey Waves Background; Hero Arts/BasicGrey Anchors Away; and Kelly’s No Comment.

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I inked the waves with blue Hawaii and Blue Violet inks and then created my underwater wonderland by stamping on top with the same inks.  Kelly’s sentiment seemed perfect for my school of fish.

For the second card I used the same process (because if you’re going to stamp one … you might as well stamp two).

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This time I used the sentiment from the Anchors Aweigh Set.

Remember you can find a2z scrapbooking on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Remember, you can use Coupon Code STEPH15 for 15% off your order of $25.00 or more (before tax and shipping) in the a2z Store … and the a2z Store has the 2015 Hero Arts release in stock.

Stephanie

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