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Oven Mitt with Produce And Seeds

Hello there,

It is a very special Monday for me, it’s my 24th wedding anniversary today!!  So it’s the perfect opportunity for me to make a very special shaped card for my DH.

I used the oven mitt in the Hero Arts Cooking Fun Digitial Kit as a template for my card shape (after I resized it using an image editing tool).  It measures 4.75 by 3.5 inches.

 

My process:

  • Resize and print Oven mitt from Hero Arts Cooking Fun Digitial Kit on printing paper.  Use it as guide and cut out front panel and folded card using white card stock.
  • Stamp cabbage image from Hero Arts Produce and Seeds  on scrap paper three times, trim closely and use as masks for next step.
  • Stamp cabbage trio image using Jet Black Archival ink on oven mitt panel.  Stamp the first image, then mask it, stamp the second and repeat for the third.  Mask the last cabbage
  • Align the small hearts from Hero Arts Love Stamp and Cut set on acrylic block, stamp on oven mitt panel in criss-cross fashion using Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombre Ink.
  • Remove mask and color cabbage trio using watercolors.
  • Stamp the sentiments in black.
  • Add faux stitches using black marker.
  • Stamp the Heart stitch from Hero Arts Love Stamp and Cut in black.
  • Use inking tool and distress oven mitt with Spun Sugar and then Ripe Persimmon.
  • Glue oven mitt panel onto shape card base.

Here’s a close up.

 

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Please join us in this months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to our a2z scrapbooking 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 Cindy15 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 Special Birthday Digital Kit DK116 Take Shape Card

Hi! It’s Sue and I have a new card to show you. It would be a good card to enter in the current monthly challenge at a2z Scrapbooking. More about the current challenge, later.

Here’s my card

I started with the sentiment, from a Hero Arts digital kit (details below). I’m still not very good at using digital stamps. However, I did figure out how to change the colour, from the standard black to a nice royal blue and print it on cardstock. Then, using a Hero Arts stencil (details below), distress inks (picked raspberry, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, peacock feathers and wilted violet) and ink daubers, I randomly inked up the stars around the sentiment. It seems kind of festive, to me – don’t you think? I was at a loss what to do next. Then, I remembered this month’s challenge and die cut the panel into a large circle. Using a larger circle die, I cut the purple mat and the circle card – just be sure to remember to “overlap” one edge of the circle, beyond the fold of the card or you’ll end up with two circles, instead of a circle card – don’t ask me how I know this!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 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 Sue15 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.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy The Journey


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A Calendar Bold Prints w/ Hero Arts Stamps

Home made calendar.  The first photo shows the front and back covers of my calendar.  They are cut from a Graphics 45 paper pad (12″ X 12″).  No idea of the name of the paper pad or when I purchased it.  I just fell in love the the cover and it’s perfect for my calendar.  No stamping yet.  The poinsettia is die cut from a Elizabeth Craft Designs die here.  I had made it and not used it.  It’s the perfect color and I just had to use it on the cover.

I chose double-sided papers to go into the calendar and stamped front and back of each page with the Hero Arts Calendar Bold Prints stamp.  I was wondering if some of the patterns would obscure the stamp, but it didn’t.  I have no trouble making notes and printing and using digital stamps and regular stamping on the pages. The umbrellas are from a Hero Arts cut file at A2Z   I started my calendar mid-March and April is on the back of March.  June is on the back of the May Calendar page.  I have all kinds of notes and love the page.  A key die-cut from a soda can is covered with a silver pen.

May is a celebration of Carnaval in San Francisco on May 27 and 28.  That’s why I chose the paper and Destination San Francisco stamp which can be custom ordered through A2Z or at Hero Arts here..

You can see the calendar below the “APRIL” die cut letters.   I can still write dates and info in the squares.  I stamped the umbrella with the wood block Destination Paris stamp on the umbrella.  The umbrellas are from a cut files available at A2Z, called Weather Cuts Digital File.

Calendar Bold Prints

Calendar Bold Prints

The butterflies for June are from a stamp set available at A2Z Scrapbooking called Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies.

July is bright and cherry with flowers as the background.   I thought the new stamp set Hero Arts Enjoy the Journey was perfect for this enchanting background.  A bottle with some nautical images is perfect for this calendar.  I know I will enjoy this so much.

The pattern for August may not be as imposing or enchanting as other patterns, but I would love to travel out of the hot valley here in Sacramento, maybe in a ship.

The ships from Enjoy the Journey work for me.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 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.

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 ARLENE15 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 – You are very Special

Hi  I’m here today to share a Hybrid card for you…. that’s a card with some stamping and some digital elements.  A2Zscrapbooking is an official carrier of Hero Arts Digital kits.

 

 

The stamping on the background is a very old Hero Arts stamp set…. but never fear, this stamp set is also available as a Digital kit ( Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Kit DK103)  I used a variety of Hero Arts Inks which I will list below.   I then printed the sentiment onto the stamped card.  I used a digital image from Hero Arts Special Birthday Digital Kit DK116.  Use of the digital images is so easy and makes a great impact.

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)  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!

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Hero Arts Road Trip – Favorite

Getting to know YOU. I have always loved this little deer, which came out as a wood block stamp and is in the digital Hero Arts Road Trip in addition to a wonderful mountain range for my background.

Digital Road Trip
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Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Road Trip  deer and mountains
  • Hero Arts Enjoy Today clear set (older 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.  You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.

POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS


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POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia with you! The spring is almost here but our challenge is not ending so I decided combine these two elements in one card for you today using Poetic Petals a Digital File from Hero Arts, maybe one of my favorites from the entire collection. Take a look at my card:

POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS

To create this card I used Cherry Cobbler card stock for the base and a decorated piece of paper for the second layer. I simply decorated this layer with a few loops of natural hemp twine that I finished with a tiny bow on the left side.

I printed the Blossom C from the Poetic Petals Digital File over whisper white card stock, colored it with Copic Markers and then fussy cut with my scissors. I cut an oval with a die cut and pasted the Blossom C over the left side of the oval. Then I stamped word by word a sentiment from the stamp set Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut by Lia from Hero Arts using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. Finally I pasted the decorated piece over the base using dimensionals and added some black heart sequins.

POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS

You can find Poetic Petals Digital File  and more digital files like this in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15. If there’s ever something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button. It’s easy, quick and you won’t pay more!

I hope you will join us in the challenge this month. You have until the end of the month to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card, and the theme of February is Any Shade of Red!!!

See you soon with more inspiration!

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Hero Arts Digital Chalkboard Label – handmade Bath Salts

Christmas wishes – Dawn here with a little gift idea.  I made several of these for my friends.

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I made the salts and then using Microsoft Word, I added the words to the Hero Arts Digital Frame (DK113)  I printed onto an Avery Label and fussy cut and stuck to the Jar.   The frames in this digital kit are all fabulous.

Hero Arts Chalkboard Frames& Messages DK113 Digital Kit Instant Download

 

And although I used my own sentiment, you can see that there are some great sentiments you can add to the frames.

Supplies:

DK113

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Holiday Houses with Nesting Dies


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Embellish a Holiday House on a Hero Arts Tag

Time to embellish a tag.   I like seeing lots of snow ready to fall, but I don’t have to live in it.  I can see snow on the mountains in the winter and that’s good enough for me.  If I want to get closer, I can take a couple hours drive and bingo.    I guess that’s why I loaded this house with snow.  I like to see it.  I really like the new Nesting Tag dies too.  This is the larges and a really great size.  I paired the smallest of the tag set for a HO HO HO.

Be sure to visit the fun stamps and digital sets at A2Z.

Holiday Houses with Nesting Dies

Holiday Houses with Nesting Dies

Supplies:

Hero Arts Nesting Tag DIes at a2z Scrapbooking

Hero Arts Holiday Houses Digital Kit at a2z Scrapbooking

Dreamweaver matte white paste

Older Hero Arts sentiment Holiday Sayings – unavailable I think

Cute bow and ribbon.

For every $50 spent on Hero Arts products we will send you a special gift! No special code needed. Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More. Use Code FreeShipping16

Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off! You can use the discount code or the Free Shipping Code for extra savings!

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 November Challenge of “Embellish It” 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 Digital Rainbows

Hi crafters

Dawn here to share  a card using a Hero Arts Digital set.   Did you know that A2Z Scrapbooking sells the Hero Arts digital stamps and cut files  (see HERE)  We certainly do!

Wishing you rainbows

I used Hero Arts Weather Cut Digital file.  Although this is a cut file I do not have an electronic cutting machine, so I just used the PNG file and added to a Word Document.  I printed the umbrella  four times, each time changing the colour of the print.  I then printed it onto the main panel with the clouds and sentiment.  I fussy cut out the different colours and paper pieced them back onto the card.   I also printed one copy of the umbrella onto some masking paper and  used it to mask while I sponged the  rainbow background.   I added a flourish and some Hero Arts flowers and heart gems.  Some glossy accents for the rain on the clouds and some raindrops.   I used a sewing tool to do some wriggly lines around the panel before adding to my card base.

One great advantage with using our Digi kits is that you can make you image any size.   And using even a simple WORD programme it’s fun to change the colours or even print out in a very light colour to do no line colouring on an image.

 

Did you also know you can now get free shipping (in USA) for Orders $50.00 or More. Use Code FreeShipping16
And for every $50 spent on Hero Arts products we will send you a special gift! No special code needed.

Or use my code DAWN15 off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  – note you can only use one code so chose what suits you best

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Supplies:
Hero Arts Weather Cut Digital File

Distress inks

Glossy Accents

Hero Arts Paper flowers

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Digital Kit: Holiday House Tags

Hello crafty friends! It’s Helen here 🙂 Today I am sharing a Christmas project. I know Christmas is about 16 more weeks but I have been working on cards, tags and gifts.

This morning, I would like to share with you tags I made with Digital Kit – Holiday Houses. It is digital download including digital brush stamps, papers and sentiment in colors and black.

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I printed them in Letter size white cardstock. In order to get all the images and sentiments in one page, I used Photoshop to do it. I created new file with Letter size (8 inch x 11 inch). Then I opened all the PNG files. After that, I copied and pasted the images one by one and resized them to fit in the page.

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With all images in one place, I printed it. I used micro-tip scissors to cut out the houses and paper trimmer to cut out the sentiments.

I put them together on the tags that I cut out with my diecutting machine. I used liquid adhesive to adhere the sentiment first, then I used 3D foam tape to add the houses to give them some dimension.

I saw that they need some extra blings 🙂 So, I added some of the Stickles glitter all over the tag to create snowflake look background and also on the roof.

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I love how they turned out and the best thing about using Hero Arts digital kit one of the quick way to mass produce tags and cards.

I hope you are inspired today to create projects with Hero Arts digital kits. You can find various gorgeous Hero Arts digital Kits at a2z Scrapbooking Store. You can save 15% of your $25 order or more when you use this code: Helen15 when you check out.

Don’t forget to join our challenge this month, Make It A Tag. By linking up you have a chance to win the gift certificate to spend at the store. Can’t wait to see your projects there!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today and have a fabulous day!

Helen