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a2z &Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

 

Hi Everyone & Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and a2z Scrapbooking collab blog hop! We’ve teamed up with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to bring you lots of caffeinated inspiration, so grab a cup & hop along with us!

We will be giving away 1 free digital kit from our store to a lucky hopper. Winner will be randomly selected from the comments left along the hop.  There is also a BONUS giveaway here on our blog, read on for more details.

Before we get to the projects, we have a fun announcement for you. We will now be carrying a new line of digital stamps in the a2z scrapbooking store. We are happy to welcome Sugartree Stamps to our inventory, and hope you will enjoy them too.  Sugartree Stamps is brand new to the market and is exclusive to a2z scrappbooking. There are 6 new sets, just released & available now, the first of which happens to be COFFEE!

HN002 – Hug in a Mug has 5 high resolution PNG images ready for printing & coloring + 8 fun Sentiments

Coffee Digital Stamps

 

Here’s some of these stamps in action!

 

In addition to the coffee set, we now have available:

Birthday Stamps Digital Stamps

 

Digital Stamps Fathers Day

 

Mothers Day Digital Stamps

Owl Digital Stamps

 

Baby Digital Stamps

 

You can shop these and all of our other digital files HERE & stay tuned for more new released from Sugartree Stamps.

Bonus Giveaway

To celebrate the launch, we would like to giveaway the WHOLE new release to one lucky crafter!
Simply follow the Rafflecopter entry form HERE

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Blog Hop

Your next stop on the hop is our very own Sue Nagata.  Head over to her blog for some caffeine filled goodness, and if you get lost along the way, here is the full hop order.  Don’t forget to comment on this and all the blogs along the way for a chance to win a free digi stamp set from our store!  You have until Thursday April 5th, 11:55 pm PDT to comment. Winner will be announced on the a2z Scrapbooking blog on April 7th.

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Sue Nagata
Kristina Beagle
Cindy Chiu
Arlene McClung
Niki Garcia
Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog
Amy Tsuruta
Kerry Urbatch
Helen Gullett
Lisa Bzibziak
Robyn Jordan
Dana Gong
Dana Warren
Erin Thiem
Kathy Schweinfurth
Laurel Seabrook
Katie Brooks 

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Hero Arts Coffee Cup tag & Mini Succulent cards

Hi friends – WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND! Hope you are doing great! This month, we are focusing on tags – such a fun and simple challenge. Be sure to share your creations with us HERE, we love seeing what you create, just be sure to have a Hero Arts item as your main focus to qualify for the monthly prize!

I made a couple succulent mini cards (eekkk…see that dirty spot on my acrylic block – UGH, not attractive for the pictures eh?) and a coffee cup tag too. But seriously, those mini cards are pretty stinking cute I think; just perfect for a quick note to tuck into a lunch box, stick on a gift card, or a gift bag! And that coffee cup tag, look at those faux coffee circle stains, I love the dimension they add to the tag! I made them using THIS stencil and the matte transparent texture paste, and since it’s transparent, the sponging of distress inks really made them pop off the tag. cup-of-cheer-full-blog

I added some ink smooshing behind the cup!

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The succulents were colored with Distress Crayons; I die cut each succulent shape from a folded piece of card stock allowing the hinge (opening) at the bottom, then cut the front panel from a separate piece of water color paper, stamped the image in Hero Arts Intense Black, colored and adhered to the front of the die cut. Quick and easy – can’t beat that!mini-succulents-open-blog

The coffee cup was stamped with two colors of red ink, I used a wink of stella for some shimmer; the reds ran a bit but that’s okay, I didn’t mind. I colored the top with Copics and added some white enamel accents for faux sprinkles. I used the largest Hero Arts Infinity tag for the base, added the stencil and texture paste, sponged on some distress inks, mounted the focal piece with fun foam on top of some scrap die cut circles. Easy peasy – I added another tag to the back, stamped a sentiment and left lots of room to include a message. I colored some red and white twine with a Copic to make the white a brown.

Thanks for popping in; can’t wait to see your creations and don’t miss your chance to win a $25 gift card! And don’t forget to check out all the specials at our Etsy shop, a2z Scrapbooking; be sure to use code MicheleG15 to receive 15% off your order of $25+. See you again soon!

PS – they do special orders at the Etsy store, so if you don’t see what you are looking for, please inquire!!

michele

SUPPLIES:

PAPER: Canson Water Color Paper, Kraft card stock

INKS: Hero Arts Intense Black, MFT Electric Red, MFT Brick Red, Old Paper and Tea Dye Distress Inks

STAMPS: Coffee Cup Tags, Potted Succulent

OTHER: Coffee Cup Matching Dies, Succulent Matching Dies, Distress Crayons, Stencil Girl Stencil, transparent texture paste, enamel accents, clear Wink of Stella, HA Infinity Tags


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It’s Time for a Hero Arts Caffeine Fix

Yay, it’s time for the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop! a2z Scrapbooking is excited to be a sponsor again for all you talented, prolific coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers!summerclh

My card today uses some digi stamps. a2z Scrapbooking Supplies is the official Hero Arts digital stamp retailer and one of the most popular sets is Caffeine Fix. There are several fun stamps that you can play with to make exactly whatever size you want. I used the coffee cup and layered the stamp in different sizes in my Corel Draw program (like Adobe Photoshop), added the sentiment and then printed.

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But sometimes, I just open the stamp in Windows and print straight from there and then trim it to add to a card later.

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I used my Tombow markers to watercolor the card base (by smooshing) and the cups (with a brush) and added my own steam and the counter top. I think the sentiments look so cool. I added a fun cut on the card side with a new stitched die I just bought.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to link up at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop so you can try to win your choice of digital stamp sets or $25 gift certificate from a2z Scrapbooking!

Will you pick inks, stencils or these cute stamps if  you win?

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The a2z Scrapbooking store was founded to aid charities (Camp Gluten Freedom for kids with Celiac, and to help end Behcet’s Disease) and is run by volunteers so that your purchase can give the most money to charity. Here are some of our talented Design Team members who are hopping along with the Summer Hop.

Martha Lucia

Arlene

Angie

Chark

Ilina

Niki

Cindy

Donna

Good luck and Happy Hopping!

Chark

Caffeine Fix

Stitched Border Dies

Tombow Markers

White Note Cards

 


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I Like You a Latte

Hey everyone – it’s Jen from Caffeinated Papercuts, and I still have coffee on the brain! The Fall Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop starts next week and rumor has it a2z Scrapbooking is one of the new Super Sponsors…but you didn’t hear it from me…so today I have a coffee shaker card to help you get ready for the hop and join in the September Shaker Card Challenge!

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I just loooove that coffee stamp set! And yes, I totally used my brown ombre ink on the mug again, as it is just awesome. I also made my own background papers again; the Punch note card is stamped with Cup O’Joe and the older Basic Grey Amore background stamp.

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The Wet Cement note card that forms the base card I stamped with Wet Cement ink and the gorgeous new Branches Bold Prints background stamp. To give my card front lift I used some Fun Foam that I also die cut with the heart to make my shaker container. Overall pretty quick & easy!

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I used some chunky glitter and deep brown seed beads for my shaker filling – looks like sprinkles on top of a latte!

Now’s the time to stock up on your supplies for our Shaker Challenge and the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop. Be sure to request any out-of-stock items in the store and take 15% off your order of $25 or more with coupon code JENNIFER15.

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Happy Crafting!

Jennifer