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Hero Arts – Killer Birthday

Hello everyone Monica here today with another shark card.  I loved Kristina’s card with her beautifully blended background and I agree the sentiments with this set are great! I went with a little added dimension with my shark, water and clouds.

killer birthday

I used some distress oxide ink to color the middle layer of water. Then I used an old wave border punch on the distressed cardstock and vellum. The top layer of vellum is cut slightly larger than the cardstock, so that I could wrap the edges around to adhere in the back. I stamped my shark twice colored one layer gray and used an Exacto blade to cut the mouth out. Then only colored the mouth of the second shark.

I started putting the card together by adhering the fist layer of vellum wave and the shark layer with only the mouth. The top layer of waves and shark were adhered with foam tape. I added some die cut clouds to the sky to finish the card.

killer birthday close up

It’s a little hard to see the depth in the card, but I think the 11 year old who will receive it will get a kick out of it. We hope he has a killer birthday!

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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.




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 monica15 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.




Embellished Hero Arts Paper Layering Daisy Card – Hello Stamp and Cut

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I had so much fun making this embellished card!  I used the Hero Arts DI181 Paper Layering Daisy die set to cut the flower out of plaid patterned paper, then used the outside die that comes with the set to give the dark brown background under the petals.  I used patterned paper from my stash in oranges and browns and yellow to create the layers on this card.  The sentiment is a die from the Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Die set DC151 cut from brown card stock and then sparkled up with some Wink of Stella.  I used circle and rectangle dies from my stash to cut the layers.  I added the layers to a Hero Arts White Card base PS566 and added tons of gems.  Some were Hero Arts and other were from my stash.  You can find great gems in many colors in the store click HERE!

I hope you will have time to join us this month for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store.  Just remember to use one main Hero Arts product and link up your card HERE.  Good Luck!

Don’t forget, you can use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping) at the a2zscrapbooking store.  The new release products are in the store now so have fun shopping!

 These are the supplies I used from the store:

Thanks for stopping by!



Hero Arts Peace Ornament

Hi crafty friends.   Dawn here to share a layered card with you.  My card has a number of card layers.


Peace Ornament

I used some American Crafts card to make my main layers with some silver mirror card as mats.  The foiled layer is from a Heidi Swapp paper.  It is all the soft green colour (did not photography well!)  I had the clear embossed piece on my table ( mine is not a Hero Arts stamp but THIS one is perfect to use .)   I die cut the ornament (DC166 Merry & Bright Tag Set) from the silver mirror card and then die cut the PEACE (DC187 Peace Stamp and Die) from the green card and stamped the rest of the sentiment in Archival ink

NOTE: both of these  popular Stamp and Die sets are currently Out of Stock at a2z Scrapbooking, however you can CUSTOM Order it in the Store. Just click on the REQUEST CUSTOM ORDER form on the store HOME Page!)   This goes for pretty much ANY Hero Arts products that is still available.  If you can’t find it in the store, please feel free to ask!

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!



Hero Arts CG681 Candy Stripe Bold Pattern

Hero Arts DC166 Merry & Bright Tag Set

Hero Arts DC187 Peace Stamp & Die set

American Crafts card stock

Archival black ink

Versamark ink



Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut


I’m so glad that a2z is hosting this month’s “Layer It” Challenge!  Christmas is getting closer and I wanted to start building my stash of holiday cards.  For this card I used both multiple layers of card stock stacked up with the sentiment die to make it pop up more, and used the layering stamps for the bow and the leaves!  Hero Arts layering stamps are so easy to use and make your projects have such great depth!

I used a Hero Arts Mermaid Ombre AF365 Ink Pad and just swiped it down a panel of card stock.  I used Hero Arts DC195 Christmas Trimmings Stamp and Cut set for all the leaves, bow, and sentiment.   In addition I used Hero Arts AF247 Fresh Peach Mid-Tone shadow Ink.   I added dots of silver Nuvo glitter drops to the mistletoe berries die cuts.

I hope you will have time to join us this month for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store.  Just remember to use one main Hero Arts product and link up your card HERE.  Good Luck!

Don’t forget, you can use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping) at the a2zscrapbooking store.  The new release products are in the store now so have fun shopping!

 These are the supplies I used from the store:




Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia


A Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia

Just when I said, “I have enough holiday stamps”, Hero Arts comes out with stamp AND DIE sets I can’t resist.    You can purchase this as a set too.  I couldn’t believe this was a wood block stamp, but yes, it is.  I did a little white embossing on the background using the same stamp.  No chasing after additional stamps here.  I am looking at this poinsettia now and it’s quite amazing.  The red paper I used almost looks like velvet.  I keep holding back from touching it because I “know” it’s not velvet.  Yes, I guess I am crazy.

I first stamped the layers in Hero Arts White Unicorn ink and my stamp pad was a bit dry, so it didn’t stand out.  I then stamped the layers with Neon Pink and I love the look of texture the two stampings give. I first used Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops in Ruby Slippers and then wondered if I’d like Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops in Silver Moondust on top.  It looks pretty cool.

Antique Poinsettia


The true color is the dark red of the card above.  This photo gives you an idea of the wonderful veining on the layers.

Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia


Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia at a2z Scrapbooking

Hero Arts Paper Layering Antique Poinsettia frame cuts at a2z Scrapbooking

Hero Arts Neon Pink Dye Ink at a2z

Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops in Silver Moondust

Red cardstock

Green cardstock


Old Hero Arts sentiment

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 October Challenge of “Layer It” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.


a2z Scrapbooking October 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  October has arrived and that means the holiday season is close behind it.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah are right around the corner.  Are you ready?

Our new challenge this month is “Layer It”! As long as you have more then one layer on your project, you can use any Hero Arts product on card. Be creative with this challenge. 


Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element! 

This challenge will be pretty interesting.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:










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!

Supplies used:


Stamps: HA Hello stamp and cut, HA Prayers stamp and cut (inside sentiment)
Papers: Ranger water color paper, Hero Arts blush (base card)
Ink: Mustard Seed and Abandoned Coral distress inks, VersaMark


Vintage Post Stamp by Hero Arts
Chiffon Paper – Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company
Crumb Cake Card Stock


Darice White Cardstock
CTMH Snowhaven paper
CTMH Inks: Black, Slate, Eggplant, Pomegranate, Pixie, Topiary, Cranberry, Cotton Candy
American Craft Silver Glitter Ribbon
Mini Clear Gems (Hobby Lobby)

Adhesive Runner, Tombow Mono Liquid Glue

Hero Arts Winter Tree Scene

Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot
Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot Frame Cut
Hero Arts Ombre Vintage Metallic Rust Ink
Hero Arts Amy’s Shades of Green Ink Cube
Hero Arts Ombre Light to Dark Purple
Hero Arts Ombre Pink to Red
Hero Arts mid-tone Shadow Ink Ultra Pink
My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Rec STAX

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Scapbooking on Art Journal book

Hi your lovely crafters!

It´s time to say goodbye to a2z Scrapbooking DT team. I started on team over 1.5 years ago. Time went so fast. This was a big and great honor to have been part of the team. Our team is so lovely and creative. I hope for you all best wishes and lots of creative time. I hope you will visit on my blog in the future.

My last inspiration is scrapbooking for an Art Journal book. So I want to make a page just for you!! I hope that you like this…and of course you try it too!!! You can link it in the comments if you do.

I started with step-by-step photos.

I have a art journal book from Prima. It includes white and kraft pages.


I made few light brush strokes with paint.


I planned the page…


Then added more shapes with  ink and stencil.


I stamped stars.


I stamped shapes with white ink.


I made layers with distressed papers and a stapler.


I glued layers on page.


Some details more on page.


I glued tape behind photos.


And added photos on the page.


Some text and details. Now my page is ready. How do you like that??




If you would like to purchase any of the supplies that I used, please head on over to the store and use the coupon code TARU15,  which will save you 15% off any purchase of $25 and up excluding shipping.

I hope my layout will provide you with some inspiration to participate in Our June challenge –  To “Die” for (Hero Arts Products Required!)  This challenge runs though the end the month.   You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.

Here is my Supply List:

Hero Arts White Adhesive Lace CH232 Embellisment

Hero Arts Ombre Light to Dark Pulple Grape Ink AF313

Hero Arts Criss Cross Stencil SA061

Hero Arts CL869 Sun Showers

Hero Arts AF248 India Ink


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Hi Everyone. It is Sandra here.  I am here with my first post. I love my mixed media and love doing cards that way also. I saw these Digital Butterflies and knew exactly what I wanted to do.

For the background I used a stencil with textured paste and then added glitter over the top. You can never go passed a cute doily which I added next and added some lace and paper flowers.

Now the butterflies. I printed them out onto watercolor paper. I then sprayed a few colors of the same tone and started blending. Working from the darkest to the lightest. I added a different color to the circles. I then added crystal effects over the butterfly and added Glitter. When that was dry I added crystals in the middle as their bodies. Then made them 3d for only gluing the middle section down so they look like they were flying.


Just remember f you like anything head over and Quote – Sandra15 to receive 15% off you order.  Order needs to be over $25 excluding postage.


 Supplies used:

Hero Arts Mongram Background Stencil

Hero Arts Prisma Glitter

Flutterbies Printable

Rangers Texture paste

Tim Holtz Distress Watercolour Card stock

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