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snowflake Christmas card

Hello everyone!!! Is anyone else still working on the occasional Christmas card? I don’t have many more to do, but I’m still not done.

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I started my card by using an old HA snowflake stencil to apply some silver glitter paste. I then stamped some smaller snowflakes around the larger ones in blue and silver ink.  On the panel I created a little scene with using some first, second and third generation stamping.  I added some blue snowflakes and the silver embossed sentiment, to finish the card.

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Please join us in this month’s “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

 

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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 Monica15 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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One Layer Winter Trio

Hello Monica M here with 3 cards to share today. I got a little stamp happy in the craft room. I’m in the Christmas mood and still a lot of cards to finish so I can get them mailed out! I was hoping to have my cards almost done before now… I do this to myself almost every year. I’m a procrastinator and mom of 3 boys, one of which has his first job sooo… Any who… on to the cards.

I started by masking the area I wanted to stamp to create my own stamped panel. Once the background was complete, I stamped my image in a darker color so that the words wouldn’t be seen through the image.

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I had to let the dark ink dry a little since I stamped the image multiple times to make sure it was opaque. Once the ink was dry I used VersaMark so that I could emboss the images using the White Satin Pearl powder.

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I repeated the steps to create a trio of cards, changing the color and themes slightly. I loved how simple this was, and helped to get three cards done relatively quick. I think it took about an hour and that includes the time it took me to decide on which sentiments, images, and colors to use.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Please join us in this month’s “Winter” 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

 

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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 Monica15 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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Holiday poster sayings

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Monica M here with a Christmas card! I’ve got to keep the collection growing. 😉 I made my own background by stamping the poster sentiments repeatedly on the card base.  I used all the stamps from the Chritsmas carols set and borrowed the little deer from the silhouette set.

 

 

 

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My house was colored using copics, before I fussy cut it and then layered it on two layers of vellum. I then adhered the house and vellum panel to the cardbase using foam adhesive. I finished the card by adding some stickles on the snow, lights and wreath. I mean whats a Christmas card with out a little sparkle, right?

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!monicaa2zscrapbooking

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a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

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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 Monica15 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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Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut

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Hi there it’s Angie here today with some inspiration for our October “Watercolor” challenge!  I watercolored some watercolor paper with Distress Inks and Kuretake watercolors then die cut the ornaments from Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut set.  The sentiment is from the same set.    I used a large plaid background stamp (very old Hero Arts rubber stamp) on top of the watercolored paper for some pattern.  The large wood background stamp is from Joy Clair stamps in light beige ink.   I used two strips of the watercolored paper on the sides then cut the top panel and another black panel with MFT edge die and layered them.   Lastly I added some glitter Nuvo drops to the ornaments for extra shine and two die cut bows from the same Hero Arts Stamp and Cut set.

I can’t wait to see what you enter in this months challenge!  Be sure to read about the changes to our challenge – you can use any products and we have several ways to win.  Check out the details HERE!

And remember the rules have changed for the challenge, you can use any products to enter!

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I made another card with the left over ornaments.  The white top fold is slimmer than the rest of the card so I could add some watercolored strips to the inside of the card and still see them when the card is closed.  The little red bows are actually red raffia from my stash adhered with glue dots.  I forgot to draw in the strings at the top with a fine tip marker before I took these pictures – oops!  So I added them later!
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a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

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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 Angie15 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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Ornaments Infinity Dies and Washi

I just got the new Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity Dies and had to start experimenting with them. I love the variety of sizes and shapes you get, as well as the bow and the ornament tops in two sizes to fit the dies.

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The first thing I did was apply a variety of washi tapes in strips on some cardstock. Then I used the different ornaments to die cut the washi covered paper. After that, all I had to do was attach the tops of the ornaments that I die cut.

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I arranged the ornaments on the stenciled background and popped one of the ornaments up. I used Gold Stickles to make little chains for the ornaments. The heart is cut with the Heart Infinity Dies from glittered pink washi.

For the stenciled part, I used some Gansai Tambi Pearlized Watercolor in peach paint to brush onto a card front. After it dried, I added the Asian Flower Stencil to the card and brushed on some of the white pearlized paint. It gave a faint, imperfect impression for the background…with a lot of shine. You can see that here.

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Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out the Brand New holiday goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store right now! Buy them from us before you can get them from the Hero Arts site!

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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 CHARK15 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Holiday Floral Christmas card

Hi everyone and happy Friday!

Ilina’s here today with an “unconventional” Christmas card. For my card I used an old technique that I haven’t done in a long time and it’s called “Black Magic”. I used the Holiday Floral background stamp and Unicorn pigment ink to stamp on black card stock. Then I dried it with the heat gun and colored in the images using my Prismacolor pencils.

Next I die cut it with the Infinity dies and adhered to black card base.  I die cut the Merry sentiment and added some shimmer pen, then adhered to my card, then I stamped the Christmas sentiment with white unicorn pigment ink!

Don’t forget to use the “Ilina15” code to get 15% off your order of $25+ in the A2zScrapbooking store  and if you don’t see something contact the store and Linda may be able to order it for you! And the Holiday Floral stamp is on SALE in the store!

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Hero Arts Holiday Floral Background stamp

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Merry Christmas

Good morning all, or afternoon/night depending on what time it is when you read this. Here is my first card for our November challenge.

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I started by die cutting the sentiment and bow three times (two in white and one in a colored cardstock). I used some liquid adhesive to layer the pieces together to create a thicker die cut. I layered the sentiment on some pattern paper form stash. Added a banner above the die cut sentiment, before adhering the bow. To finish my card I added some diamond rhinstones that I colored with a Copic to make them red.

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Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
monicaa2zscrapbooking

Supplies:

Christmas trimmings DC195

Diamond gems

Misc- pattern paper, green ink and copic


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Season’s Greetings

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Our challenge this month is all about One Layer Holiday Cards!!

Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product!

For my card I used different elements from the  Instant Download  Hero Arts Tree-Mendus Digital Kit . It made for a fun and easy one layer card.  I hope you will be inspired enough to join this great challenge.  Go HERE for all the info.  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!
Have a great day 🙂

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Silver Inked Snowflakes

Aloha friends and Happy Sunday!

I’ve got a trio of cards today to show off the very pretty Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Silver

stamped on my favorite colors of Hero Arts Pool Mixed Layering Papers.

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To create my snowflake I took an everyday stamp set Shine Bright

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and repeatedly stamped the image circled above to create some fun snowflakes!

The silver ink looks so pretty with a hint of shimmer on the colored cardstock!!

The sentiment was white heat embossed from the Home Baked by Lia set.

To add a little more white detail to the card, I used Hero Arts Unicorn ink to stamp out

some smaller “flakes” to fill in some space.

Here they are individually…

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I was trying to make a one layer card, but really wanted more bling so I added some

Hero Arts gemstones to the center of my snowflakes.

The holidays are right around the corner!  Stop by a2z Scrapbooking for all your crafty needs!!

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Enter our One Layered Holiday Card Challenge HERE.

Mahalo for stopping by!

Niki


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Scandinavian Christmas

Hey there everyone – Jennifer here from Caffeinated Papercuts to help you get a jump-start on your holiday cards!

Yes, I said holiday cards…but let’s face it, if we don’t start them now, they’ll never be done in time for December. At least that’s how it goes around here!

When the beautiful Scandinavian Holiday stamp set came out, I couldn’t put it in my shopping cart fast enough. See, I married a Viking, so we have the real candle holders that match this set grace our table every holiday. So lovely, and we always look forward to seeing what critter a new family member will receive!

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I inked up the horses in Red Royal Shadow Ink to match our set and added some shine to the candles with gold Stickles. The sentiment is from an older set and I used Cup o’ Joe Shadow Ink to match the card base I created.

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I also went over the detailing on the design with a white gel pen to add a little more interest to this one-layer wonder. You see a bit of blue there as I was drawing on how ours look again. So fun to personalize cards this way!

Of course, I couldn’t stop at just one…

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Hehehe, all I changed up was the candle colors from card to card. Makes it fun!

If you’re not quite ready to think about the holidays yet, be sure to embrace all things Fall and play along with our current monthly challenge!

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When you’re ready to stock up on holiday card-making supplies, be sure to visit the a2z store and use coupon code JENNIFER15 to save 15% on your purchase of $25 or more.

Happy Crafting!

Jennifer