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Hero Arts Happy Holidays Christmas Mice

I’d say these Christmas Mice were saying Happy Holidays to you.  I grabbed a piece of 6″ X 6″ paper and cut it down to fit on the A2 size card for a different look to a holiday card.  I had a “Happy Holidays” panel cut a bit short in my stash that I wanted to use, so this is how I arrived at the design.  Add two mice and a couple dots of Nuvo and we’re done.  This looks great in real life.

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A2Z Christmas Mice

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s “holidays”, any holidays – Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas particularly.” challenge. f

 

 

  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice stamps at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice dies
  • Hero Arts Happy Holidays die cut at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • 6″ X 6″ paper from Printery Collection (probably 5 or more years old)
  • Vagabond die cut machine
                • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Ebony Black
Hero Arts Holiday Houses


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Using Hero Arts Digital Stamps: Complete Card in Microsoft Word

Hero Arts Holiday Houses

Hi Everyone! For todays post a created an entire card in Microsoft Word using Hero Arts Digital Stamps. As part of our video series on using digitals, I’ve included a view tutorial below showing the process start to finish. The video will go through how to set up your canvas, arrange, and print your card!

After printing, I colored and embellished my card front and mounted it onto some colored card stock. You could also use the pre-colored images from the Hero Arts Digital Kits for a quicker version.

If you have a ton of holiday cards to do, this a great way to still have a hand made card (that looks hand stamped also), and easily reproduce several copies.

Check out the video below

 

If you missed the first few videos on using Hero Arts digital stamps, click here, to view the entire playlist

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Winter” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 

 

Hero Arts Holiday Houses
Hero Arts Holiday Houses
Where to buy:
a2z
Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Stickles
Ranger Stickles “Diamond”
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ | SB
Nuvo
Nuvo ” White Blizzard”
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS | AMZ
Copic Blending Trio 4
Copic Blending Trio 4
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Copic Blending Trio 1
Copic Blending Trio 1
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Copic Blending Trio 5
Copic Blending Trio 5
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Copic Blending Trio 7
Copic Blending Trio 7
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
AMZ
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365
Where to buy:
AMZ
Canon MX492 Printer
Canon MX492 Printer
Where to buy:
AMZ

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Ornaments Infinity Dies and Washi

I just got the new Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity Dies and had to start experimenting with them. I love the variety of sizes and shapes you get, as well as the bow and the ornament tops in two sizes to fit the dies.

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The first thing I did was apply a variety of washi tapes in strips on some cardstock. Then I used the different ornaments to die cut the washi covered paper. After that, all I had to do was attach the tops of the ornaments that I die cut.

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I arranged the ornaments on the stenciled background and popped one of the ornaments up. I used Gold Stickles to make little chains for the ornaments. The heart is cut with the Heart Infinity Dies from glittered pink washi.

For the stenciled part, I used some Gansai Tambi Pearlized Watercolor in peach paint to brush onto a card front. After it dried, I added the Asian Flower Stencil to the card and brushed on some of the white pearlized paint. It gave a faint, imperfect impression for the background…with a lot of shine. You can see that here.

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Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out the Brand New holiday goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store right now! Buy them from us before you can get them from the Hero Arts site!

chark!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Bright & Beautiful” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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 CHARK15 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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Add a Little Dazzle and Dimension

Have a Happy Holiday and great New Year!  Tis the Season and I’ve been in the holiday mood since Thanksgiving.   And NOW, add a Little Dazzle and Dimension.

The three dimensions are height and width and depth. Depth is often applied by projecting a shadow.  In this case, I added layers to add the depth or dimension to this card.

A2Z Elf in Bottle with Snowflakes Dec 2015

Close-up of the little fella

A2Z elf in a Bottle close-up Dec 2015

 Card before adding the snowflakes.

A2Z elf in a Bottle Dec 2015

Supplies:

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  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!

Hope you’ll join in our December Challenge and Make It Pop (tons of dimension) with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking..  Happy Holidays to you and yours from Arlene at A Bit of This and That.

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Arlene

 

 

 


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Merry Cactus to You

A VERY Merry Cactus to You.  I found some new paper and had to put it to use.  Looks like a sparkly rug and feels like one too.  I hope that’s descriptive enough, because that really is what it looks and feels like.  I stamped several of the wonderful cacti in the new Hero Arts set.   This is the first time I’ve stamped this particular cactus though.  The matching die is for the top of the cactus only, but that really is all you need.  The pot is pretty easy to cut free-hand.  There are so many dies in the matching die set, that I might have missed this particular pot.  I would not have liked to cut out the cactus top on this one.   Gads, I LOVE this stamp set and am so glad I purchased the matched dies.    I thought the card should have a matching tag and VOILA, Happy Days, easy to do.

A2Z Dec Cactus card and tag 2015

 

A2Z Dec Cactus tag 2015 A2Z Dec Cactus card 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Supply List:
  • Hero Arts Merry Cactus to You at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts Merry Cactus Frame Cuts Dies at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts Phrase Bubble  (If not on the website, please contact a2z Scrapbooking to see if you can order it)
  • Copic colors YG01, YG03 and YG05

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  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!

Hope you’ll join in our December Challenge and Make It Pop (tons of dimension) with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking..

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!

Happy Holidays – Arlene at A Bit of This and That


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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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Love Layering with Hero Arts

Holiday Layering Hero Arts

Happy Sunday everyone! Kristina here playing with layering stamps for the first time!
Boy do I love it! So much dimension in a single image.

I started with some white card-stock die cut to a stitched rectangle.
I stamped my tree starting with the largest stamp and working my way down.
On the final layer which I stamped in white, I dabbed small amount of glossy accents
and sprinkled glitter on top for snow.

Next, I stamped the new Candy Stripe background in Royal Red and mounted
both panels onto some gold pearl paper and lastly embossed my card base.

To finish I added some sequins and a few drops of stickles!

Challenge

Have you joined our monthly challenge yet? This months theme is Fall! Just make a project using your favorite Hero Arts products and you could win a $25 gift card to the a2z scrapbooking store! Check out our Challenge Rules HERE and link up your projects in the side bar!

Discount & Supplies

Need new stuff?! The a2z scrapbooking store has all your favorite Hero Arts supplies + new releases AND you can get them at a great price! 15% off your $25+ purchase using my discount code KRISTINA15. Even better – Looking for something you can’t find? Use the “Request Custom Order” button in the shop

One more thing before I go, did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!! You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

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Shaker Gift Bag

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to show you a project I made with a gift bag from a jewelry store. It was a quality black bag (that held my 25th anniversary ring!) and had the store name on just one side. So, I did some easy trimming and taping and got a shaker gift bag to give for Christmas. Classy upcycling!

Step 1: Trim off the store name from the front of the bag.

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2. Trim a plastic bag to fit the hole and fill with a stamped sentiment and sequins. The flat sequins don’t move around as much as the cupped sequins. You can add other stamped images such as stars or hearts or more sentiments.

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3. Adhere a piece of pearlized silver paper to the inside of the bag to cover the hole and then place the sequin bag over the front of the hole that you cut.

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4. Use glitter tape to tape the sequin pack to the front of the bag and cover the edges.

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IMG_8136I really hope you’ll join us this month for the Hero Arts and Shaker Card Challenge to try to win the $25 gift certificate to a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and don’t forget to check us out on Twitter and Facebook  for great deals, ideas & maybe even a giveaway!

chark

Home Baked Stamp set

Pearlescent Paper (silver)

Blue Glitter Tape

Snow Sequins

Mixed Sequins

Recycled Gift Bag and Acetate Packaging