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Home for the Holidays


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Hero Arts Home for the Holidays

Howdy! It is time to get some Christmas cards done. The Home for the Holidays stamp set has so many cute things to make up a scene and dies to match. There is one more house, a few more trees, several sentiments and a few other fun things in this set.

Home for the Holidays

To create this little scene I started by doing some ink blending with Distress inks on an oval, that I cut out, using two different colors of blue.  I cut a hill using a die and glued that over the ink blended oval. There is a little bit of glitter along the top of hill which might be kind of hard to see.

For the houses I stamped them and colored them using Copic pens. For all of the snow I used a Quickie glue pen and then sprinkled on ultra fine glitter. The glue pen worked really nice to get in the small areas and cover the roof of the brown house. I stamped the smoke for the chimneys with Oxide Distress ink in gray. I really like that smoke stamp in this set.

I stamped the trees and die cut them along with the snowman. On the snowman I also used the Quickie glue pen and he got some glitter too. For his hat I colored it with a black Glaze pen. For his scarf I used a Copic pen.

The sentiment is also from the Home for the Holidays set but I did a little altering. It is actually We wish you a Merry Christmas. I like that sentiment but it was a bit to long so when I inked up the stamp I just  covered the first part with paper so there wasn’t any ink on that part.

To frame it I used an oval die from the Hero Arts Nesting Oval Infinity Dies to cut an opening in a panel.

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Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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 Karen15 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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5 Minute Card – A Very Merry Hero Arts Christmas

Hero Arts Very Merry Fancy Die

 

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I have another card to share with you from my last Hero Arts haul. This time I’ve used the Very Merry Tree Fancy Die. My original plan was a shake card, but with the colors I choose it was just too busy. So I have it assembled as a shake, with no sequins, just to add some dimension.

I cut the die out of some green cardstock and backed it with a piece of acetate paper so the negative space would be a clear window. I used foam tape to mount that onto a piece of glitter cardstock, before mounting onto my card base. And that’s it! A super simple and quick holiday card that you could easily mass reproduce!

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Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 KRISTINA15 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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas Fancy Die 


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Dragonfly Die In Metallic

Hi, friends, Chark here with a card featuring the Dragonfly die from Hero Arts. I looovvee this die and it comes with the detailed die and an outline die. I cut the outline in metallic blue paper and the detailed die from white cardstock, which I used Diamond Stickles on.

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I used the Wonderful Stamp and Cut and the Spiral Stencil for the background. I used watercolor paper and taped the stencil in place. I sprinkled on Color Burst powder pigments and spritzed with water while the stencil was in place. I let it dry and then removed the stencil. It didn’t stay white but it was lighter and I think the vibrant color is fab!

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Here it is in close-up so you can see the shine. I added silver metallic bling and outlined the stamped sentiment in white Uniball pen.

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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 DLT 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.

 

 

 

 

Wedding Digital Stamps


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Just Married Wedding Card with Sugartree Stamps

Hi Everyone, Kristina here! Wedding season is upon us isn’t it? I’ve got a card to share with you today using the new Sugartree Stamps “Mr. & Mrs.” wedding themed digital stamp set. I just love the getaway car image.

 

Wedding Digital Stamps

Teal is one of my favorite wedding colors so after printing out my image I used copic markers to color her in before moving on to the rest of the card.

Wedding Digital Stamps

I cut out some vine and floral images from Spellbinders, adhered to stick it adhesive so I could glitter. I glittered the die cuts with Elizabeth Craft Silk Microfine Glitter.

Wedding Digital Stamps

To finish I mounted the card panel onto some Hero Arts layering paper in pool, and added Nuvo Drop accents.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 KRISTINA15 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.

 

 

 

Sugartree Stamps Mr. & Mrs.
Sugartree Stamps Mr. & Mrs.
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Spellbinders Flower Bundle
Spellbinders Flower Bundle
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ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Lavender Ice
ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Lavender Ice
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ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Vintage Pink
ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Vintage Pink
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ECD Silk Microfine Cool Diamond
ECD Silk Microfine Cool Diamond
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Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion
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Nuvo Crystal Drops Dew
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dew
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Nuvo Crystal Drops White
Nuvo Crystal Drops White
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Stick It Adhesive Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
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Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
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Holiday projects with Ornament Infinity Dies

Hi everybody, I must tell you I am very eager to share my holiday projects with you!  I got my new Hero Arts Ornament Infinity Dies last Friday and I am like a child whom just received a new toy!!  Of course I played with it right away!!  LOL

A couple days ago my design team mate Char created some beautiful ornamentd using the same die and washi tapes.  See it here.  I reached for my glitter powders and glitter paper, and experimented.

  1. die cut using glitter paper
  2. adhere fine glitter powder using Stick It
  3. adhere glitter using Stick It
  4. die cut using gold foil card stock and metallic card stock from the Hero Arts December 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit

Each product gave me a different look.    I selected some of the pieces from my experiment to put on my card.

On my white postage stamp shape panel (die cut using Hero Arts Postage Stamp Infinity Dies) I stamp the pine branches from the Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post set, and add faux snow (mixture of glossy embossing paste and glitter) and gold heat emboss the sentiment from the same set.  I adhere the ornaments (thread with sliver cord) using foam adhesive.  I cut a tiny slit underneath the branch and tug the end of the sliver cord in under the white panel, secure with tape.  Then adhere the white panel onto red card base with foam adhesive.  To make the smaller ornaments, I first peel off the backing of the Stick It and place it on white card stock.  Then I die cut the ornaments.  Next I peeled off the remainding backing and sprinkle the glitter over it.

While I was waiting the faux snow for my card to dry I decide to play some more with the dies and made ornaments.  First a 2D version, then a 3D version, then I got carried away and made another combining the two techniqes!  Hehe!!

If you don’t mind the long post read on!  I think everything is pretty much self explanatory.  I included some snap shots taken while making them.   This first one has an inner piece suspended using fishing wire.

These two are not complicate to make, just cut multiples (same color or multiple colors), score down the middle, fold and glue together.  Just remember to add cord before gluing the last piece.  Right now they could be considered the ‘vanilla’ version, but one could always embellish further using bling, button, and the alike.

The last one is a combination of the first two.  And I needed some help to hold things while I glue, so I used a clip.

 

Whew!  Finally done (for this post).  But I am not done playing with the dies.  😀  This set of dies has different size and shape ornament, so imagine the combination you could have!  Get yours first, right now.  It’s available at the a2z Etsy store, use my promote code Cindy15 to get a discount, scroll down for more details.  Check it out.

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Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful 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 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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Dazzling Day

Hello everybody!

I am back to share another glittery card.  I use some glitter tapes and gold EP to achieve some sparkles!!

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So what do you think?  Here’s a close up.

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My process:

  • Adhere gold and silver glitter tape horizontally onto a Hero Arts Charcoal Folded Card alternating each colour leaving 1/4 inch in between each.  Set aside.
  • Stamp and heat emboss with gold EP two flowers and four leaf branches from the Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Succulent set on pink and green card stocks.  Trim closely.
  • Ink center of flowers with red distress ink such as Barn Door.
  • On white card stock stamp the book shape from the Hero Arts I Love Books set and sentiment from the Hero Art Many Birthday Messages with black ink and heat emboss with clear powder as shown.  Trim book shape closely.
  • Adhere book shape, flowers and leaves with foam adhesive as shown.
  • Embellish with sequins.

 

I think the Charcoal card gives a good strong background for the glitter tapes and the embossed images.  A2z carries many Hero Arts Layering Paper and Folded Cards.  They come in many pretty colours too!  Go take a look at the store Here.  Feel free to use promote code Cindy15 at check out to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (shipping not included) when you go shopping.

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Cindy

Supplies:

 

Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Succulent

Hero Arts I Love Books

Hero Arts Charcoal Folded Card

Glitter tape

Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door)

Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)

Clear Embossing Ink

Clear Embossing Powder

Gold Embossing Powder


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Have a Happy day

Hi there.  Dawn back with some more glittery goodness.

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Is not that one stunning butterfly.   Here’s a closer look

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A big thank you to Arlene who sent me this beauty.  It’s the Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Dies DI078     I liked it so much I ordered it… so should you.  Just follow the link above to A2Z Scrapbooking.   I added a sentiment from Hero Arts Layering Happy Days Flowers CL864     Of course, I added some different coloured gems to draw in the colours from the background.  That was made by using paints, Zig markers and Lindy’s Gang sprays.

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Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Dies DI078

Hero Arts Layering Happy Days Flowers CL864

 

Dawn

 

 

 


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Some Serious Blingage

Hero Arts Color Layering Flowers
As you know this month challenge is Fireworks: Lots of Glitter & Bling.
So that’s exactly what I did

Hero Arts Color Layering Flowers
The sentiment and glitter strip were glitter papers, but the flowers are all hand glittered thanks
to a beautiful invention called Sticky Embossing powder. To achieve this much glittertasticness
I stamped all of my images in pigment ink and heat embossed with Ranger Sticky Embossing powder, which when heated, becomes nice and tacky, perfect to adhere glitter!

You can do one of two things to get great glittered images. Stamp in your favorite colored pigment inks then emboss with the sticky embossing powder and apply a translucent glitter -OR- stamp in VersaMark, emboss with the sticky, and then glitter in your favorite colored glitter. This card uses pigment ink with ultrafine translucent glitter.

The trick to sticky embossing powder is you can not overheat it. So your heat tool should be nice and hot, and give it a very quick shot of heat to melt, then apply your glitter, rub off the excess, then give it another quick shot of heat to bond. When I was nearly done with the stamping I thought, Gees why not just use sparkly embossing powder. So I did try some, but the results are no where near as sparkly as glitter. I – LOVE – GLITTER

Onto serious business, this month challenge details can be found HERE and if you need Hero Arts supplies you can find those HERE {including those used in this card} and you can enjoy 15% off your $25+ purchasing using my code KRISTINA15. If you come across an item that is out of stock – or don’t see something you want, click the request a custom order button {{{ Have you seen the 2016 Catalog }}}

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Kristina

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Be Mine

Hi everyone:

Hope you enjoying the New Year!!   Now that the holiday rush is over, I want to make some non Christmas theme cards!  This month’s challenge is Fireworks (Add some glitter and bling)!  Will you join in?

Sometimes when a die or a stamp is so pretty, you don’t need to do much.  The Floral Heart Stamp & Cut Set by Lia is the perfect example.  I want the pretty die to be the center of attention, and this is what I came up with:

 

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My process:

  • Die cut Floral Heart on purple glitter paper.
  • On lime green card base measure out where the die cut would be, lightly mark lines for the arrow.
  • Stamp arrow from the Hero Arts Time set with black ink as shown.
  • Stamp sentiment above die cut with black ink.
  • Adhere die cut with foam adhesive.
  • Embellish with small flower sequins.

 

Here’s a close up look at the die cut:

 

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I hope I’ve inspired you to join in the fun of this month’s challenge – Fireworks (Add some glitter and bling), so make it as sparkly as you’d like.  Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp, die, or stencil. Floral Heart Stamp & Cut Set by Lia set is still available at the a2z store.  Feel free to use promote code Cindy15 when you go shopping.  Get 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (shipping not included), use code at check out.

I have a second project to share on my blog Escape To Stamping, you could check it out here.

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Cindy

Supplies:

 

Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp & Cut Set by Lia

Hero Arts Stamp – Time

Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)

Glitter paper

SSS Tiny Flower sequins

 


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Pop up Joy

Hello and Happy Monday,

Cindy here to share a “Make it Pop” card.  You know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  So let’ get right to it:

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The advantage of any easel card is that it won’t fall down since it’s has a flat base.  🙂

My process:

  • Measure and cut both white cardstock and Sookwang double-stick sheet approx. 3 1/4 by 3 1/4 inch.
  • Peel off backing of Sookwang and adhere to white cardstock, die cut ornament from Hero Arts Winter Cheer Tag by Lia with this piece.
  • Peel off release paper from the die cut ornament, sprinkle glitter powder such as Hero Arts Prisma Glitter all over, shake off excess and burnish it.  Glue small ribbon bow on top.  Set aside.
  • Repeat process using leaf die to create two glittery leave cluster.  Set aside.
  • Score and fold the front of a white card down the middle horizontally creating two planes.  Measure designer paper to fit, distress edges, and glue to card.
  • Die cut “Joy” using Hero Arts Alphabet Uppercase Fancy Die from same designer paper.  Glue onto ornament using glossy accent.
  • Add strip of gold glitter tape to inside edge of card.
  • Score small tag in the middle, apply glue to lower half of tag,  adhere to inside of card just above the glitter tape.
  • Adhere ornament, art flower, and leaves onto lower portion of the card front as shown.

 

Here’s a close up look at the glittered ornament:

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You would see that there is a subtle difference in colours between the ornament and leaves even though I used the same glitter.  The cause is the paper. I used white cardstock for the ornament, but off white for the leaves, I want to match the flower center which is cream coloured.

I hope I’ve inspired you to join in the fun of this month’s challenge -Make it Pop, and it does not have to be a holiday card, any theme as long as it pops!!  Check full detail Here.   Are you tired of making holiday card already?  Well how about get a head start on Valentine card, there is a wonderful selection of new Valentine theme stamps and dies in the store, check them out Here. Feel free to use promote code Cindy15 at check out to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (shipping not included).

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I am linking up this project to the Addicted to CAS: Challenge #78 – Joy.

 

Cindy

Supplies:

 

Hero Arts Winter Cheer Tag by Lia

Hero Arts Prisma Glitter

Ranger Distress ink (Barn Door)

Glitter tape

Ribbon

Petaloo Art Flower