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Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies Frame Cuts

Stenciling is this month’s challenge.  I made my own stencil here.

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The second page to my notebook (still not sure what I’m calling it) has a patterned base and two pockets.  On top of the top layer, I stamped different words and phrases over a homemade stenciled background, while on the base I used a couple of the images in my home made stencil   If you don’t have a stencil you want to use, you can make one to your liking by using your dies.   The first image is my page without the tabbed notes inserted in the pockets.  The top pocket is on tape.

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I added my tabbed notccards into the pockets so I know what I’ve worked on and ideas for the future.

Color Layering Butterfly Frame Cuts Dies

Color Layering Butterfly Frame Cuts Dies

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies Frame Cuts dies
  • Hero Arts My Words (older word set)

 

 

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.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.

2nd Chance to Win: During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

The inside is simple and I did photograph the inside on my blog.  You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.

 


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Lapel Pin with Hero Arts Butterfly Dies

Hi, Friends, it’s Chark today with a felt project. I needed a new pin for my coat after the Santa pin came off so I decided to try making a butterfly pin. After die cutting butterflies from felt in different colors, I put two together and added some rhinestones.
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You can sew or use fabric glue to adhere the butterflies together for these pins. I suggest hot glue to attach the pin back, since it just needs to be strong and not pretty.

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I love trying different materials with the dies and have used wood paper, acetate, felt and cork. So far, they all cut beautifully with the Big Shot.

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Hope you’ll try some fun die cutting soon and remember, you can enter that or any other Hero Arts project in our January Anything Goes challenge here.

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Happy Tuesday!
chark

Color Layering Butterfly dies (I used these older ones)

Assorted Gemstones (I colored mine black with Sharpie)

Teardrop rhinestones

Felt and wire from stash

 


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a2z Scrapbooking November 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Can you believe we are one month away from the end of 2016.  Time is flying and so are our challenges.  We are at a new one again.  Last month passed way too fast for me.

Our new challenge this month is “Embellishment”! As long as you have some embellishments on your project, you can use any Hero Arts product on your card. Be creative with this challenge. 

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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:

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Kymona

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Martha

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Niki

arlene

Arlene

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Michelle

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 December!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Angie
Hero Arts DC195 Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Memories Black Dye Ink
Hero Arts Diamond Gems
Washi tape, Nuvo glitter drops, Wink of Stella

Martha
Vesamark
Very Vanilla card Stock
Copic Markers
Glimmer Mist Golden Orange and Pink Poodle by Tattered Angles
Hero Arts Tangerine Hybrid Ink
Hero Arts Pine Hybrid Ink
Arlene
Hero Arts Coffee Cup Stamp and Die
Memory Box Loopy Rings
Die-Namics circle dies
Tissue Box die-cut from the coffee cup dies with sentiments from the coffee cup stamps
Michelle
Hero Arts For You Color Layering Flowers
Hero Arts Thanks Stamp and Cut
Neenah 80 lb. and 110 lb. white
DP by Doodlebug
Distress Ink Worn Lipstick
Distress Ink Barn Door
Distress Ink Twisted Citron
Distress Ink Spun Sugar
Thank you so much for stopping by!!
kymona
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies


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Tag Me With Coloring Layering Butterflies

I thought of silver butterflies; I don’t know why.  But I went with it and I was happily surprised at the results.  The silver embossing just shines, but I couldn’t catch the sparkle just right.  I hope you enjoy the butterflies just flitting by on these tags.

Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies

 

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 September Challenge of “Make It a Tag” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.
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Hero Arts – An Oldie but a Goodie

Hi Dawn here.  I am waiting for my new goodies from the latest catalogue to make their way to New Zealand, so today for our Color it Challenge, I am sharing an older Hero Arts stamp set (discontinued)  I am sure many of you will have this in your stash as it is an all time favourite butterfly set!

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I made this for the Hero Arts Flickr group Scramble.  I stamp the butterflies all over my background and added is some 2nd generation stamped dragonflies.   I coloured up the butterflies going up the page, with some vibrant Zig Clean Color brush markers in blues and grey.   The sentiment was white embossed onto black card.  It comes from the Hello Stamp and Cut set (available HERE  in our A2Z Scrapbooking Store).  Some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen, a simple blue mat and it’s all done.

Be sure to check out the Store…. there are LOTS of goodies there.  Remember  if you are in need of any items  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 Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Supplies:

DC 151 Hello Stamp and Cut

CL 383 Antique Engraving (discontinued, but available as digital stamps) Winged Friends  and Flutterbies

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Dawn

Hero Arts Flutterbies


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Hero Arts Flutterbies

Sometimes it’s just nice to color something that you can see the results almost immediately – instant gratification, so to speak.  I was in that mood today.  Some flutterbies were fluttering and flitting around my table, so I grabbed them and colored them.  I’ve been feeling better and better about leaving “white space” on my cards.  If you see little hairlike things at the bottom of my card, that’s my green grass going brown.  Trying to conserve water during our dry summer here in California.  I hope you enjoy these butterflies and use some too – before the summer flits by.  I don’t think I’ve ever colored the butterflies with such deep colors before.  Happy Summer Days!

Hero Arts Flutterbies

Supplies:

Hero Arts Flutterbies (printable Butterfly Digital Kit)

Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies (sentiment)

Copic markers (Y08 background for both butterflies, then YR 24 plus some other colors.

Bright yellow note card

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 August Challenge of “Color It In” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.

 

 


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Primary Color Butterflies

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here with a super cute and easy card for you today.  Its all about the primary color butterflies!!

Take a look:

Primary Color Butterflies (a2z)

I stamped the butterflies and sentiment from Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Butterflies stamp set.  Then I used coloring pencils to color them in in the primary colors. Once that was done, I rounded the corner for a clean finish.

Super simple and easy! What do you think?

I can’t wait to see what you color in!!

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 our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of August.  Good Luck!

If you would like to purchase any Hero Arts products please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

Stamp and Cut Butterflies

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Kymona


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a2z Scrapbooking August 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  August is here!!  That means we only have a couple of weeks left of the summer.  That makes me sad.  I love the summer and all that comes with it.  I wish we could keep it just a little bit longer.  Don’t you?

Our new challenge this month is “Color In”!!!!! You can use any Hero Arts stamp that allows you to color it in, on your project this month. This should be a very interesting challenge!!  I can’t wait to see your coloring skills. 

Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element!  This will be fun and interesting.

This challenge will be fun and interesting at the same time.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

Dawn card

Dawn

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Helen

hello gorgeous butterflies

Monica

YSL full in purple

Michele

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Ilina

Joy to the World Gold (a2z)

Kymona

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 September!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Dawn
K6136 Antique Rose Stem
DC151 Hello Stamp and Cut

Helen
Hero Arts Winged Friends DK033 Butterfly Digital Kit
Hero Arts Floral Filigree Stencil Pair SA051
Hero Arts Notes of Thanks (Retired)
Hero Arts Lavender Pearls
Spectrum Noir Primaries Colored Pencils
Dina Wakley White Gesso
Co0dinations White Cardstock 110lbs
HP Inkjet Printer
CTMH Exclusive Ink Stamp Pads: Gypsy, Black
Adhesive: ScrapbookAdhesive runner, 3D foam tape

Monica
Hello Gorgeous CL924
Flutterbies Printable PT006

Michele
Stamps: Hero Arts You’re So Lovely, Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages
Papers: Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper
Ink: SSS Willow, SSS Wisteria
Accessories: Lawn Fawn Party Banner, Copics: BV02BV08BV13YG03YG63G99Clear Wink of StellaWhite Gel Pen

Ilina

Kymona
Hero Arts To the World
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
Gansai Tambi Starry Colors
Rhinestones
Clearsnap ColorBox Archival Wicked Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!
Kymona
Celebrate Tag Stamp Set and Flutterbies Butterfly Digital by Hero Arts


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Celebrate Tag Stamp Set and Flutterbies Butterfly Digital by Hero Arts

Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a beautiful butterfly! This is one of my favorites butterflies and I said favorites because it come in a kit. This is a digital Kit called Hero Arts Flutterbies Printable/ Butterfly Digital Kit and it is simply amazing. Take a look at my card:

Celebrate Tag Stamp Set and Flutterbies Butterfly Digital by Hero Arts

Creating this card was very fun and easy, because I printed the Hero Arts Flutterbies Printable/ Butterfly Digital Kit in Very Vanilla and Whisper White card stock so I have it ready to use whenever I want. I just have to paint the butterfly that I want to use and fussy cut with my scissors.

  1. Cut the base of the card using Very Vanilla card stock. The size is 4-1/4″x11″ with score in 5-1/2″
  2. Using a decorated die cut to create a frame and paste over the card base using dimensionals or zapdots.
  3. Print the Hero Arts Flutterbies Printable/ Butterfly Digital Kit and choose your favorite. I used one of the small size
  4. Paint the butterfly using Copic Markers and fussy cut with your scissors.
  5. Stamp your sentiment using a message from the set Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut by Lia using Hero Arts Memories Black Dye Ink
  6. Paste the butterfly over the card base using dimensionals or zapdots.

Celebrate Tag Stamp Set and Flutterbies Butterfly Digital by Hero Arts

I hope my project inspired you and share your creations with us in our monthlyChallenge. Remember that you will find amazing stamps, inks, embellishments, stencils and die cuts in a2z Scrapbooking Store and you can use my discount code MARTHA15 to buy your products and get the 15% off in everything when you spend $25 dollars or more without shipping and taxes. Believe me this is a great deal!

See you soon!!!

Celebrate Tag Stamp Set and Flutterbies Butterfly Digital by Hero Arts


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Hero Arts Layering Butterflies Switch Up

Hi,

 

A few days ago when preparing my post I had an idea of using the layers of the Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies differently.  So today I am sharing what I did.  Okay…actually it is less dramatic than you think!  LOL

 

I basically used the pattern layer of the small butterfly on the large solid butterfly and vise versa.  The results are fun indeed!

 

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My process:

  • On white panel layer Hero Arts Kelly’s Floral Tile Stencil, sponge Hero Arts Ombre Ink Butter to Orange to create an ombre effect.
  • Next layer Hero Arts Large Lotus Pattern Stencil over, sponge Ranger Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade.
  • Trim vellum and layer over the background.
  • Die cut 4 flowers using Hero Arts Scallop Frame Cut, stamp the flower center using small stamp from Hero Arts Printed Flower clear set with Ranger Distress Ink Crushed Olive.  Adhere onto vellum overlay panel.
  • On white card stock, ink and stamp large and small solid butterfly shape.  Then ink and stamp the small butterfly pattern on large butterfly shape.  Ink and stamp the large butterfly pattern on small butterfly shapes.  Fussy cut closely, distress the edge and center.  Glue die cut bodies onto the butterflies.
  • Adhere onto vellum overlay panel,  glue panel to white card base.

 

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I hope I’ve inspired you to try to mix and match with your layering stamps.  The results could be unexpectedly pleasant.  Go ahead and play.  Don’t have any layering stamp, go shopping at the a2z store.  Use code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.

Remember we are also on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets to get the latest news!!

 

Cindy

Supplies:

Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies

Hero Arts Kelly’s Floral Tile Stencil

Hero Arts Large Lotus Pattern Stencil

Hero Arts Ombre Ink Butter to Orange

Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pink to Red

Hero Arts Omgre Ink Light to Dark Purple

Hero Arts Scallop Frame Cut

Hero Arts Printed Flower