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giveThanks

Hello everyone, Monica here today sharing a card I made using the partial die cut method and some new Hero Arts products. Be sure to check out the a2z store for some new goodies.

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I started by stamping my leaves in a line and then ran the panel through the machine to cute the top portion. Once all four were cut I used my scissors to trim off any access cardstock that I didn’t want sticking around. I then stamped the sentiment, wrapped some ribbon around the panel and added a bow. For the card base I stamped in a similar color for a light background

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  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!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

monicaa2zscrapbooking

Supplies:

CL987 & DI315: Color Layering leaves stamps and dies

CM102- Vintage Christmas (background only)

HA inks- Ombre Autumn, Cup O Joe and Sea Glass

Misc- Cardstock, cardbase and jute ribbon

Hero Arts Color Layering Grateful For You Leaves


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Thanksgiving Card w/ Color Layering Leaves & Giveaway Winner

Hero Arts Color Layering Grateful For You Leaves

Happy Sunday friends, Kristina here playing with the new Hero Arts Color Layering Grateful for You leaves!

After seeing fellow DT member Iliana do some amazing things with this set here and here I knew I had to get my hands on it, I don’t think there is anything quite like it out there!

To start my card I stamped and die cut a ton of the leaves using the Hero Arts “Fall” Color Layering Ink Cube set and diet cut them all out before arranging and assembling them onto my card front. A fairly quick and simple card.

All supplies are linked below and many can be purchased in our store a2z scrapbooking supplies AND you can get 15% off if you spend $25+ using my discount code Kristina15. Want something you don’t see in store? Use the request custom order button and we’ll get it for you!

Before I go, Don’t forget to join us in this months Tag challenge for your chance at a $25 giftcard to the store!
And – For more inspiration & sale alerts be sure to link up with us on social media, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Hero Arts Paper Layering Hedgehog

I couldn’t leave without announcing the winner of the super fun Hedgehog die! Congrats Karen Ladd!! He’s coming home with you! Watch for an email from us – If you didn’t win, we’ve got the die 35% off in the store HERE

Kristina

Supplies

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a2z Scrapbooking November 2015 Challenge

Hello everyone!!!  Welcome to the month of November!

Our new challenge is all about Holidays!!!!!  The holidays are vastly approaching us.  Are you ready with your holiday cards?  We are here to inspire you to get on the ball.  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!  This will be fun and interesting.

This challenge will be fun and colorful.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

Merry christmas

Monica

a2z HA WinterFall Die-cut Nov 2015

Arlene

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Martha

HAA2ZWarmWishes

Niki

one layer holiday1-Nov

Donna

HoHoHo

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 December!!

Good Luck!!

We can’t wait to see what you create!!

Supplies used:

Monica
Lover Case Greeting
Holiday Pine Branches
White Pigment Ink
Some Dye Inks
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock

Arlene
Hero Arts Winter Tree Scene
Hero Arts Ombre Inks Light Ruby to Royal Red
Hero Arts Butter to Orange
Hero Arts My Words (CL695)

Martha:
Hero Arts Autumn Stamp Set CL 882
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Confetti White Paper
Marina Mist, Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke Classic Ink by Stampin Up
Heat Tool
Versamark Ink
Embossing Buddy

Niki:
Hero Arts Friends by Lia CL875 Clear Stamps
Hero Arts Merry Cactus to You CL909 Clear Christmas Stamp matches die DI146
Hero Arts Kelly’s Outline Letters CL821 Alphabet Clear stamps
Hero Arts Ombre Light to Dark Brown Ink Af311
Hero Arts Ombre Ink Lime to Forever Green AF320
Hero Arts Ombre Ink Gray to Black Ink AF307

Donna:

Kymona
Hero Arts Ho Ho Ho G6103 Christmas Wood Stamp
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Neenah Desert Storm cardstock
Versamark Ink

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona


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It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Autumn

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today and the leaves are turning here in Ohio and some are drifting to the ground. And, although that means raking, it’ll be quite some time before our trees are finished dropping those leaves. In the meantime, I’m thinking Thanksgiving, so I made a card to share with you today that’s all about fall.

IMG_8481 I used Peacock Feathers Distress Inks for the stamp, Carta Bella leaf paper and a watercolor (with Distress Inks) piece stamped with a tiny leaf from this Christmas Elf set. I love using stamps from one set for a whole different holiday…makes me feel like I’m getting my money’s worth!

laiHere’s a close-up. Can you see the faint leaves on the watercolor? I inked the stamp and then stamped off onto scrap paper so it was lighter when I stamped on the card. Subtle but festive.

IMG_8520I hope you’ll join in for the October All Things Fall challenge to try to win the $25 gift certificate. Break out your Hero Arts stamps and stencils and get to work! Link it up here by the end of the month to be entered.

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!

Happy Fall, Y’all!

chark

Happy Thanksgiving stamp

Elves by Lia stamp (click the contact the shop owner and request this one if it’s popular and out of stock)

Distress Inks (peacock feather, lemonade, broken china)

Carta Bella Fall Blessings paper

Twine by the Twinery

Gold Line stickers by Dazzles

Rust cardstock


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Mini 3D Village

 

Hello hello,

Here we are well into the second half of October, have you started your holiday projects yet?  To be honest I have not make too many holiday cards yet, but I did play with Hero Arts 3-D House die.

 

It is a decoration I am calling Mini 3D Village.  I am not good baking real ginger bread to make houses, so instead I made a paper version.

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I use the Hero Arts 3-D House Essentials stamps for the stamping.

My process:

  • Die cut 3D house using white CS, caramel CS, and chocolate CS.
  • Stamp door, windows and fence with Antique Linen ink, add Diamond Stickle on white piece.
  • Adhere vellum in the inside to cover window.  Assemble house.
  • Stamp door, windows and wreath on cream CS with Vintage Photo ink, cut out and adhere onto to caramel piece.
  • Assemble house, add  extra piece chocolate CS on roof and add Platinum Stickle on roof.
  • Stamp door, windows, wreath and strings of light on chocolate house die cut with Unicorn ink, use white gel pen to highlite areas as shown.  (Note that the pattern on the chocolate house roof is from another stamp set).
  • Stamp Christmas tree from the 3D House Essential set multiple times on various CS, cut out, add extra doodle, score and glue together as shown.
  • Stamp Snowman three time on white CS, cut and glue together, add tiny tree branch shape and top hat.

Here’s some close ups:

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I added a bottom layer to the houses including door mat.  I thought that makes it a little more realistic.  For a 360 degree view, please hop over to my blog Here.

 

I made a second project with 3D House die and glitter paper.

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Do you make any holiday decor?  Or may be home made gifts?  Need some supplies?  Visit the a2z store.  Feel free to use promote code Cindy15 at check out to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (shipping not included).  And if you do make a “Fall” card, get all the details and link up to our October Challenge Here.

Please note that we are also on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these social media outlet if you have not already done so.  You don’t want to miss out on any future promotion!

 

Cindy

Supplies:

Hero Arts 3D Fancy House Die

Hero Arts House Essentials

Hero Arts Pigment Ink (Unicorn)

Ranger Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo)

Ranger Stickles (Diamond, Platinum)

Other stamp: SSS Flower Friends


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Dream Big….

Hi Everyone,

Happy to be here today to share a new card that I hope you’ll enjoy and one that I also hope will inspire you to join in our current FALL-Themed Challenge which started on October 1st.   It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through October, but the good news is that you still have plenty of time to play along.  Please be sure that your project includes at least ONE major HERO ARTS element and that you submit it to the Inlinkz Gallery, which you can link to directly from the my the right hand side bar.Dream Big

My card features one of my favorite new Stamp ‘n Cut Dies, called – Pierre Cut-Outs and is one of the super cute new designs by Lia.   You’ll also find a link to this sweet little Monkey shown in my Inlinkz product list.  I really love these combo sets and we have several varieties and styles all in the Store now, including some of the older sets which we already have on Sale, please be sure to stop by the SALE section for some great deals on those sets as well as some of Hero’s newly “Retired” products.

I also want to once again note that you can find us many of the most popular social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, all the links are shown below my post and on our sidebar.

If you are shopping, please feel free to use my DT Promo code LISAH15, whcih will save you 15% off any and ALL a2z Store Sales, (of $25 and up excluding shipping) in our ETSY Store! Happy Shopping and Happy Fall!!

Lisa A2z

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Happy Fall

 

Hi everyone,

Cindy here to share another card for All Things Fall.  Well I struggled a little bit to come up another Fall card, so I thought why not play with some favorite stamps and who know what would sparks.  Well guess what?!  I saw some cute little mushrooms, leaves that resemble Red Oak and White Poplar, acorns, and Sun flower (from one of my favorite sets)!!  These are all perfect Fall icons.  Ding!!  A light bulb lit up in my head!  I present to you this fun, one layer CAS card.

 

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I really had fun using these small stamps!!

My process:

  • On scrap paper draw outline of pumpkin, cut out the pumpkin.  This will be the guide for the stamping.
  • Tape white card base on flat surface, overlay the “guide” on top and tape down so nothing moves.  🙂
  • Stamp the images from Hero Arts Garden Flowers by Lia with various inks to fill the pumpkin shape.
  • Remove the “guide”, stamp sentiment from Hero Arts Autumn.
  • Round opposite corners.

Easy peasy right?  You could switch up the sentiment to say Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Harvest..etc.

Have you start you holiday projects yet?  Need some supplies?  Visit the a2z store.  Feel free to use promote code Cindy15 at check out to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (shipping not included).  And if you do make a “Fall” card, get all the details and link up to our October Challenge Here.

Please note that we are also on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these social media outlet if you have not already done so.  You don’t want to miss out on any future promotion!

 

Cindy

Supplies:

Hero Arts Garden Flowers by Lia

Hero Arts Autumn

Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (Butter Bar)

Hero Arts Ombre (Butter to Orange)

Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)

Other stamp: Inkadinkado


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a2z October 2015 Challenge

Hello everyone!!!  Welcome to the month of October!! I hope you’re ready for the sweater weather because it’s here!!

Our new challenge is all about the Fall!!  The trees, leaves, colors, season changing, crisp air outside.  Our challenge this month is all about All Things Fall!!  

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

This challenge will be fun and colorful.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

A2z 10-2015 (1)Cornelia

a2z Scrapbooking Oct 1 2015(1)Arlene

OctoberChallengeTaruJ

Taru

Autumn Greeting

Kymona

Happy Thanksgiving (HA)Monica

Happy Thanksgiving - Oct challengeDonna

IMG_6080Martha

a2z_oct_dtpCindy

October challenge All Things FallMichele

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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 November!!

Good Luck!!

We can’t wait to wee what you create!!

Supplies used:

Cornelia
Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees Cl886
Distress Inks Watercolor Paper

Arlene
Hero Arts Haunted Digital Kit Halloween DK018

Taru
Hero Arts BasicGrey Enjoy the Journey  CL857
Hero Arts India Ink Black AF248
Hero Arts Just Beachy AF239
Hero Arts Early Spring AF264

Kymona
Hero Arts Paper Layering Pumpkin Die DI145
Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees CI886
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock
Retired Stampin’ Up! Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Monica
Hero Arts Flowers Stamp Cut DC130 Clear Stamp and Dies
Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday CL498
Hero Arts Ombre Ink Lime to Forever Green AF320
Hero Arts Ombre Butter to Orange Ink AF309

Donna

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Autumn Stamp Set CL 882
Autumn Frame Cuts DI156
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick and gathered Twigs.
Blending Tools
Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink
Black Embossing Powder by Stampin Up
Heat Tool by Stampin Up
Big Shot by Stampin Up
Tip Top Taupe Card Stock by Stampin Up
Farmhouse 104 paper by Quick Quotes
Dimensionals and Adhesive

Cindy
Hero Arts Autumn Clear Stamp
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Peel Paint)
StazOn Ink (Cotton White)
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)

Michele
Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Cactus CL838

Dawn
SA060 Swirl StencilCL864
Color layering Happy Day Flowers
Cuttlebug leaves
Distress inks

Kymona


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Thanksgiving

Hello everyone!  Greta here & I’m very excited to bring you my first card as a member of the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies DT. Those of us in the U.S. will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving.  I wanted to show you that non-holiday stamps can be used with holiday colors to make a card.

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I heat embossed the Leafy Vines & sponged on 3 Distress Inks.  Then I dry embossed the panel & sponged it with gold ink before inking the edges brown.  The sentiment is stamped on a scrap, trimmed into a banner, sponged with gold & edged with brown.  I wanted the card front to be a bit softer, so I also sponged it with gold.  Hero Arts gems provide the embellishment.  Our challenge this month is Anything Goes, so grab your Hero Arts products & play along.  Check out the store and use my code, GRETA15, for 15% off a minimum $25 purchase.

Stamps: Hero Arts Leafy Vines, PTI Autumn Adornments

Embossing Folder: Darice Fall Leaf Background

Ink: Delicata Golden Glitz, Distress Inks Gathered Twigs, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold & Shabby Shutters

Gems: Hero Arts Orange Gemstones

Cardstock: Recollections

Greta

 

 


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Die Cut Trees and More Pumpkins!

Hello! It’s Kathy here again. The challenge this month is to use two Hero Arts hard products (stamps, dies, etc.) Click here to see more details about the challenge and to link to your project if you would like to play along. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Below are a couple of the cards I’ve created using this month’s theme. I can’t seem to put the Holiday Trees stamp and cut set down. On this card, I only used the dies and used the inlaid die technique. So first I cut the white shimmery paper. Then I carefully placed the tree die on the white paper and ran it through my Big Shot. I did this three times since I only have one tree die. Next, I cut three different patterned papers with the tree die. I adhered the white paper to my card base, then laid the patterned paper trees into the cut out spots. I then stamped the greeting and added embellishments. Such a fun technique!

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On the next card, I used the Hero Arts Thankful for You set, the Hero Arts Tag Collage set and the Hero Arts Enjoy Today set. I stamped the big tag over patterned paper to give it a tone-on-tone effect. I used the mid-tone Pumpkin Pie ink. I stamped and colored the pumpkins with Copic markers and then cut them out. I die cut the stars and then put the card together. Easy peasy, as they say. 🙂 I stamped the greeting and also added a bow made of rafia. I’m going to send this for an upcoming October birthday.

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Also, don’t forget if you’d like to buy any products from the store, use the discount code, Kathy15 to get 15% off. There are some great Hero Arts products in the store!

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time.

kathy1

Supplies:

Hero Arts Holiday Tree Stamp & Cuts Die
Hero Arts Merry Christmas Message
Hero Arts Thankful for You
Hero Arts Pine Layering Paper
Hero Arts Neutrals Pearls and Gems
Hero Arts Tag Collage
Hero Arts Enjoy Today