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Hero Arts Gingerbread House Stamp and Cut Just For You

I think these houses are so festive and the background I made from two dies which added to the spacial aspect of the card.  It’s whimsical and so very cute.

I used an edging die as a background on which to build my houses.  I sent this off to Annie Collins and she has received it so I can reveal my card.  To see how I decorated the inside of the card be sure to stop by my blog at A Bit of This and That

A close-up of the houses.  They really do take on the Christmas charm colored this way.

Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s “Winter” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 

 


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Digi Duel Featuring Holiday Tags

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here with the last Digi Duel of the year featuring me and Arlene this month. I’ve had a blast doing these duels, where two DT member use the same Hero Arts digital stamps (exclusively sold through a2z) and come up with two projects. It’s always interesting to me as a crafter to see how different people use the same stamps.

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This Holiday Tags digi stamp set is perfect for the holidays and if you’re at all like me, you might think you have plenty of tags and then realize you used them up last year. Digital stamps to the rescue! You just print and cut and you’re all set–no need to color them either!

Here’s the set of holiday tags Arlene has ready for her gift-giving. The little elves are from a clear stamp set and you can always find some kind of elf stamp at Hero Arts if this set has sold out.

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I framed the Merry Background with strips of red printed cardstock and added a tiny ribbon to a brown paper bag and called it good!

Chark’s Supplies:

• Hero Arts digital kit Holiday Tags                                                                                                    • Hero Arts digital kit Merry Background 

I hope you’ll enter our monthly challenge (see the link in the blog header) to try to win this digital stamp set and maybe even $20 to the store!

Happy Holidays!

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Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge With A Bit of Dazzle

I saw the Holiday Greenery Edge used in the Hero Arts (HA) Catalog, but wondered how it would look with two dies, opposed to each other on a card.  I was surprised to see that a white background and green die cut was a smart, sharp combination.

Here is my inspiration card for A2Z Scrapbooking.

Another view below

 

I like the inspiration this HA page in the Winter 2018 Catalog..

I used Nuvo Red Berry to do the berries on the die-cut and joined them together with berries facing the outside of the card.  A glittery gold tape conceals the space where the dies join.  A small stamped “Merry Christmas” completes the card.  Simple and simply delightful to look at.  My post is also at A Bit of This and That.

Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Are  you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s “Winter” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts You Are Appreciated

Hello everyone! Here is the card I made for my second monthly post at a2z Scrapbooking.  I was thumbing through some of my older Stamper’s Sampler magazines, specifically a “Catch Up Issue” and it reminded me of how we used to decorate cards with fibers.  I still have a HUGE drawer full of fibers, so I dug some out to decorate this card:

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I hope you can find some time to join me and all my talented teammates in the a2z Scrapbooking monthly challenge; the November theme is “Give Thanks.”  Can’t have enough thank you cards on hand if you ask me! For all the details on how I made this card please pop over to my personal bog, Art Without Anxiety.   Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post! You are appreciated!!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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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 Christi15 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.

 

 

 

  • You Are Loved stamp set, #CM171
  • Color Layering Peacock stamp set, #CM126 {you can special order on the site}
  • Paper Layering Feather Die, #DI491 {Please special order through the store}
  • Hero Arts Inks


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Thanks Card

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a card of Thanks – In keeping with our theme this month of Give Thanks. This card is perfect a simple thank you for any occasion.Thanks

Thank you for stopping by today – Remember to use my discount code Annie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Are  you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Image may contain: flower and text

Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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 Annie15 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 Layering Bird Stamp – CL866
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Stamp Set – CL498
  • Pattern Paper: Echo Park Celebrate Fall Collection
  • Inks: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black – -Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink: Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet & Shaded Lilac
  • Card Stock: Recollection Brand: Light Yellow, White & Brown
  • Washi Tape: Recollection Brand in Copper
  • Adheseive: Scotch 3M ATG, Dollar Tree – low profile Foam tape
  • Tools: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Paper Studios Paper Trimmer, Scissors


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Hero Arts Christmas Mice and Binders

I was happy with my old system of keeping my dies in a long plastic container with most of my dies where I knew they should be until my system broke down, TOO MANY DIES.  Yes, I actually said that.  BUT I did NOT toss any dies. NO DIES WERE HARMED IN THIS PROCESS.   I JUST changed the way I kept them.

I figured I wanted something about 5 inches by 7 inches because most of the dies came in packages about that size, but not anything too much bigger.  And I found something at one of our local paper stores.  First I found the sleeves which are 8 1/2″ tall by 5 1/2″ wide.  After looking at several different binders that would accommodate that size sleeve,  I ended up with ten (10) binders in all.

  • TIP: Decide what you want in a binder
  • Binder Spine – Tab in a sleeve or use a label to tape onto the binder spine  (I went with the Tab in a sleeve)
  • Front of Binder – Sleeve with room for paper to identify what is in the binder or not sleeve, but you can tape some paper on top of the binder (I went with the sleeve on the front so I could easily change when I add or remove or change dies to another binder.)

I purchased a binder that was cheaper without a spine tab or sleeve on the front, but realized it wasn’t really what I wanted.   I will use the two binders for something else in the future, but went back and picked up 10 binders at about $1.50 more each and found they were also made better and would last longer.  That’s just my two cents, as they say.

I don’t have my Dies sorted by brand, but by type from Christmas and Holidays to Scenes and Letters & #s.  I have ten (10) binders in all.   If I change a die or dies to another binder, it’s easy to change the front cover because I can take it out and put a new typed sheet in the front sleeve.

Here are a couple of my stamp and die combination sets.  I keep the stamps and dies in one sleeve so they are together and easy to find.

Below are the new Christmas Mice dies on the back side of the stamp set . When I stamp and die-cut images, I put them into a small plastic bag that closes which goes into the same sleeve as the stamp and die set.

The new Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die has its own place of honor in my Christmas Binder with some die-cuts already to go..

I don’t have every die listed on the front unless there is room to do so.  I based binder names on the length of the name I could fit on the exposed binder side when stored and placed all brands in that binder.  I made a list of all dies in each binder and put those lists in sheet protectors with a metal ring to keep them together.  Anytime I’m not sure of what is in a binder, I pick up my lists.  Now that I’m thinking about it, I just may put that list into alphabetical order with the name of the book so I can just look something up alphabetically.  See, there’s always another way of doing things.

The card below published November 3rd is the result of using my binders to hold dies and die-cuts.

Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Are  you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Image may contain: flower and text

Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice stamps and dies set on A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts  Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die
  • Hero Arts   Coffee Cup Tags Stamp & Cut (discontinued stamps and dies)
  • Assorted alphabet & Number sets
  • Binders big enough to use hold 51/2  inch X 81/2 inch sheet proctors
  • 51/2  inch X 81/2 inch sheet proctors
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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Hero Arts Color Layering Pomegranate Thanks

Hi everyone,

 

I am sharing a Thank You card featuring Hero Arts Color Layering Pomegranate today.  I did the usual stamp and watercolor, but for the Pomegranates I die cut with the matching frame and watercolor only.  I was happy with the result but they needed some ‘zing’, to enhance the look I used a very unusual element – beet juice!  Yup you read it right.

 

 

I share a comparison of the card before beet juice on my blog, you can check it there, Escape To Stamping.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Image may contain: flower and text

 

 

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 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Christmas Mice Say Thank You

I know you’re wondering why I’m making a Thanks card with Christmas Mice.  Me TOO.   The background copper color reminds me of rich Thanksgiving decorations and I think it works.  Thos mice are so cute and take little time to color.  I am rather fond of that cheese which was definitely fun to color.  I cut off the tag on the bottom of the cheese with the “Merry Christmas” message.

I used a tree die and rectangular die with in the middle of the squares,, cut the border between the bottom set of squares and went on from there.  I had seen something similar with the mice, but cannot locate that card.  If I do, I will give her credit for her inspiration card.

Close-up below

Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more and you can find me at A Bit of This and That.

Are  you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Image may contain: flower and text

 

 

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.

 

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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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October Guest Designer – Michelle Lupton

 

Hi everybody!

Today we have a special guest posting for us – Michelle Lupton.  Her CAS and Clean & Layered style of creations are gorgeous and delightful, especially her rainbow signature style projects!!  She is currently on several Design Teams and you could visit her on her blog Handmade by Michelle, and these social medias: Instagram, and Pinterest.

 

Now let’s hear from Michelle.

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Hello! I am excited to be a guest at A2Z today, with a fun rainbow/autumn card.
I used my MISTI to stamp the leaves from Hero Arts “Textured Leaves” using multiple colours to create a rainbow. I then added a sentiment from “Hello Stamp & Cut”, with the smaller part of the sentiment white embossed onto black cardstock.

Supplies:
  • Stamps: Textured Leaves, Hello Stamp & Cut.
  • Inks: Hero Arts Pale Tomato, Dark Quartz, Butterbar, Lime green, Soft pool, Cornflower, Grape Juice, Raspberry Jam, Versafine Oxyx Black
  • White embossing powder
  • White and black cardstock
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Thank you Michelle for guest designing for us.  It’s a pleasure to have you!

There’s still a few hours to enter our October challenge.  Scroll down to see the details.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Etsy 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 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 with-in the shop.

 


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A2Z Scrapbooking Haunted Halloween

Hi everyone! An October kind of card for sure.  Be sure to join our challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking Blog! Our challenge this month is Frightfully Fun!   We know everyone loves this particular theme and we’re happy to indulge you! Create whatever your heart desires!

Arlene here.  Sometimes I don’t know what size I want to work with and with a digital stamp, you can try different sizes at will.  The digital haunted house kit has so many options and I really like this house.  I had cut out the house and left it on my desk just in case, yes, in case I wanted to use it.  I had purchased the Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die with an eye to its versatility in use.  Cut it in green for both spring, summer and winter, spring with spring colors on the flowers, winter with red flowers and NOW, in black for a creepy vine.

The hint of pink in the photo is not real, this is a black and white card with dots of Nuvo on the vines.

Don’t forget about your discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more at A2Z Scrapbooking and look for my post at A Bit of This and That.

Close-up of card with the Nuvo drops

 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Image may contain: flower and text

Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts HaHoliday Greenery Edge Fancy Die
  • Hero Arts Haunted digital kit Halloween 
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs alphabet 2 – Lower Case
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Frame It Stitched Rectangles
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Simply White, Dandelion Yellow, ,Crushed Grape and Caribbean Ocean
  • Nuveo Glitter Drops Silver Moondust
  • Vagabond die cut machine