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VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA


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VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Valentine card with Love is by Lia is a card that I made using one of the new stamp sets from Hero Arts. Valentine is around the corner and I am sure you have a lot of friends to celebrate this day or to send Valentine cards, and I decided dedicate this month to Love. Take a look at my card:

VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA

 

The base of my card is Rose Red and the second layer is Whisper White. I stamped the envelope and the heart using different colors of ink, Rose Red for the hearts and Sahara Sand for the envelope. For the word LOVE, I used the double stamping technique, first I stamped the image with Rose Red Ink and then I moved a little the image and stamped again the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA

 

As final touch I added some black heart sequins on the envelopes. The original images has the hearts included but I wanted to add more bling with the sequins.

You can find Love is by Lia from Hero Arts and more sets like this in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15. If there’s ever something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button. It’s easy, quick and you don’t pay more!

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I hope you too will join us in the challenge this month. You have until the end of the month to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card, and the theme of January is one of my favorites: Anything Goes!!!

See you soon with more inspiration!

VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA

LOVE IS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS


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LOVE IS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

Love is By Lia from Hero Arts is the stamp set that I want to share with you today. I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it, and since Valentine’s day is around of the corner, I decided to express my sentiments sooner. Take a look at my card:

LOVE IS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

 

I created this using Whisper White card stock:

  1. Cut the card base. The size is 4-1/4″11″ with score in 5-1/2″
  2. Cut the second layer. The size is 4″x5-1/4″
  3. Stamp the sentiment YOU + Me on the upper part using Celestial Cooper Delicata Metallic Ink.
  4. Stamp the heart on the lower part using Celestial Cooper Delicata Metallic Ink.
  5. Tie some loops of red and white bakers twine under the sentiment.
  6. Paste the decorated layer over the card base using dimensionals.
  7. Decorate the loops of twine by creating a banner of decorated paper and paste it with dimensionals.

LOVE IS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

 

I added a tiny red heart on the center of the banner to have a major contrast of colors, but I really love this clear and simple style and the type of the images that Love is by Lia has.

You can find Love is by Lia from Hero Arts and more sets like this in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15. If there’s ever something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button. It’s easy, quick and you don’t pay more!

I hope you too will join us in the challenge this month. You have until the end of the month to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card, and the theme of January is one of my favorites: Anything Goes!!!

See you soon with more inspiration!

marthaa2zscrapboking

CELEBRATE TAG WITH HERO ARTS


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CELEBRATE TAG WITH HERO ARTS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Celebrate tag with Hero Arts that I made to decorate a pre-made box that I found in a craft store. I usually buy these boxes to decorate them and package little presents.

CELEBRATE TAG WITH HERO ARTS

During these days  all of us are in crunch time with the holidays and gifts etc. If you are like me, these boxes are our salvation because we only need to use a few elements to create beautiful packages.

For this box I used a Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut by Lia from Hero Arts. I cut the tag using metallic silver card stock and then I stamped the Celebrate sentiment with Versamark and Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder.

This beautiful tag doesn’t require a lot of decorations, so I just added a touch of color with a tiny bow that I made with green baker’s twine and pasted over a belt that I made to put around of the box.

You can find many sets like this –Stamp & Cut – in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15. If there’s every something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button.

I hope you too will join us in the challenge this month. You have until month end to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card.

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You can find this stamp set on all holiday sets in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15
Vintage Wishes and all the holiday stamps are selling out fast & wont be re-ordered until next year, so get it while they last! If there’s every something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button.

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Thank you for stopping by and see you in a few days. Happy New Year!

CELEBRATE TAG WITH HERO ARTS


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OUT THE BOX WITH HERO ARTS VINTAGE WISHES

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you cute boxes that I made using the stamp set Vintage Wishes from Hero Arts.  Create these boxes was very easy and I used the some papers from the Winter Bliss Collection of Quick Quotes Scrapbook  and the envelope punch board. During Christmas season it is very common to prepare small presents for our family and friends, and this kind of package is very easy to make and decorate:

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To create this you only need a 6″x6″ piece of decorated paper. You need to punch and score in 2″ and 4″ on all four sides of the squares using the Envelope Punch Board. Then you fold the score lines and cut the corners in same way to build the box. Before you build the box, don’t forget to round the corners and punch a tiny hole on each point to tie the box after building it.

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I put chocolates inside each box and then I tied with thick baker’s twine.

To finalize the decoration I cut a small stitched die cut using a coordinated paper and a second using a piece of card stock. Over the die cut of card stock I stamped a sentiment and the cute snowman from the stamp set Vintage Wishes from Hero Arts using different colors of ink to coordinate with the colors of my boxes. I tied each mini tag to the box using gold metallic thread.

I hope you too will join us in the challenge this month. You have until month end to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card.

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You can find this stamp set on all holiday sets in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15
Vintage Wishes and all the holiday stamps are selling out fast & wont be re-ordered until next year, so get it while they last! If there’s every something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button.

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I hope my project inspires you and come back soon for my ideas. Leave me your comments, I would love to know what you think!

See you soon and happy week!

marthaa2zscrapboking

OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS


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OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a very cute card that I made using the Oscar Cut-Outs By Lia stamp set. This is not a Christmas set but I decided to use it during this season because I can’t wait to show you how I can combine it with some details from other stamp sets. Take a look at my card:

OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

The base of my card is Real Red card stock and the stamped layer is Very Vanilla. The first thing I did was stamp the bear randomly over the very vanilla layer using Hero Arts Cup O’Joe Mid-tone Shadow Ink , then I dressed each bear with different colored vests. I used Hero Arts Red Royal Shadow Ink and Hero Arts Lime Green. I also used the Bear Hugs sentiment included on the same stamp set to fill some of the spaces.

OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

To add a Christmas touch to my card I used the holly leaves included on the stamp set Coffee Cup Tags from Hero Arts. I stamped them with Hero Arts Forever Green Shadow Ink and complemented the design with a sentiment from Happy Holly Days stamp set that I die cut using a rectangle stitched frame.

As you may have noticed I embellished my card with gold metallic thread. It was easy and you can do the same using other materials like gemstones or pearls, and the best part is that you can use my discount code in a2z Scrapbooking Store to buy these or any other Hero Arts product with the 15% off and now they are also offering free shipping until Christmas, you only need to use my discount code MARTHA15 and enjoy your shopping! Only one thing, if you don’t find what you are looking, don’t get upset, just request the product and they will help you!

I hope my project inspires you and come back soon for my ideas. Leave me your comments, I would love to know what you think!

See you soon and happy week!

OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD


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HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD

Hello crafty friends, are you ready for the season? Today I have a Hero Arts Coffee Cup Christmas Card to share with you and I wish to share the coffee too but it is not possible yet! Welcome to my day on our blog and let me show my card and tell you how I made it. Take a look:

HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD

Creating this card was very easy! I used two different stamp sets and the corresponding die cuts from Hero Arts, the Coffee Cut Tags and Die Cuts and the Happy Holly Days and Frame Cuts.

  1. Cut the base of the card using Whisper White card stock. The size is 5-1/2″x8-1/2″ with score in 4-1/4″
  2. Cut a second layer of decorated paper and place in diagonal angle over the card base. Cut the excess and paste directly over the base.
  3. On a separate piece of card stock stamp the leaves from the stamp set Happy Holly Days using VersaMark and Hero Arst Gold Embossing Powder.
  4. Melt the powder with the heat tool and cut the with the corresponding die cuts.
  5. Decorate the center of the fruits with Red Berry Crystal Drops.
  6. On a separate piece of card stock stamp one of the designs of the cups using Red Royal Shadow Ink for the cup and Forever Green Shadow Ink for the Cap and tag. Both inks are from Hero Arts.
  7. Cut all the stamped pieces using the corresponding die cuts.
  8. Paste the leaves on the left side of the cup using glue dots and the cup on the right side of the card using dimensionals.
  9. If you want you can add some dots of green crystal drops.

HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD

Do you remember the theme of November’s Challenge? It is embellishment! And as you noticed I embellished my card with gold embossing powder, crystal drops and different layers. It was easy and you can do the same. And the best part is that you can use my discount code in a2z Scrapbooking Store to buy these or any other Hero Arts product with the 15% off and now they are also offering free shipping until Christmas, you only need to use my discount code MARTHA15 and enjoy your shopping! Only one thing, if you don’t find what you are looking, don’t get upset, just request the product and they will help you!

I hope my project inspires you and come back soon for my ideas. Leave me your comments, I would love to know what you think!

See you soon and happy week!

HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD

HAPPIEST REASON OF ALL AND HAPPY HOLLY DAYS STAMP


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HAPPIEST REASON OF ALL AND HAPPY HOLLY DAYS STAMP

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you another model of layered card that I made with Christmas in mind. I am in love with the Christmas stamps that Hero Arts has for us this year and I decided to combine some of them to present you this card. Take a look at my card:

HAPPIEST REASON OF ALL AND HAPPY HOLLY DAYS STAMP

I created this card using three different stamp sets, Happy Holly Days and Dies, Vintage Post Stamp and Die and the Kelly’s Happiest Season of All, all from Hero Arts and let me tell how I used each of these:

  1. Cut the base of the card using Real Red card stock. The size is 4-1/4″x11″ with score in 5-1/2″
  2. Cut the second layer using natural card stock. The size is 4″x5-1/4″.
  3. Over the left side of the natural card stock, stamp several times the small pine branch image from the stamp set Vintage Post of Hero Arts using Hero Arts Forever Green Shadow Ink to create a big branch.
  4. In a separate paper stamp the big Pine Cone from the Happy Holly Days set and cut with the corresponding die cut.
  5. Using a punch tag cut a small tag and stamp over this one of the sentiments from the Kelly’s Happiest Season of All from Hero Arts. I divided the sentiment in three parts to have it on the whole surface of the tag and used Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe Mid Tone Shadow Ink.
  6. Decorate the border of the punch with a piece of washi tape.
  7. Paste all the elements with dimensionals and tie a few loops of natural twine around the entire layer.
  8. Finalize the decoration by adding some details of crystal drops in red tone.
  9. Paste the decorated layer over the card base using dimensionals.

HAPPIEST REASON OF ALL AND HAPPY HOLLY DAYS STAMP

I really enjoyed my time combining my stamps and creating my Christmas cards in advance!

I hope you enjoy my project and it inspires you to use the Hero Arts to celebrate the season. On the a2z Scrapbooking Store you will find a lot stamps, die cuts and inks that you can use for all of your projects. And if you’re shopping, be sure to use the code Martha15 to receive 15% off your purchase! Also if you don’t find what you are looking don’t feel bad, you can make a special order and they’ll get it for you without any additional cost.

See you again soon, take care!

marthaa2zscrapboking

HAPPY HOLLY DAYS AND HOLIDAY MESSAGES BY HERO ARTS


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HAPPY HOLLY DAYS AND HOLIDAY MESSAGES BY HERO ARTS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you  a Christmas card that I made combining two stamps sets from Hero Arts, the Happy Holly Days and Holiday Messages and Tags. This month our theme is layers and for this purpose I used the Nesting Rectangle Dies, also from Hero Arts. Take a look at my card:

HAPPY HOLLY DAYS AND HOLIDAY MESSAGES BY HERO ARTS

Creating this card was very fun:

  1. Cut the base of the card using Real Red card stock. The size is 4-1/4″x11″ with score in 5-1/2″
  2. Cut a second layer using a decorated paper. I used the second size of the Nesting Rectangle Dies.
  3. Cut a third layer of very vanilla card stock using a medium size of rectangle, the size depends of the images that you want to stamp.
  4. Stamp on the upper part one image from the stamp set Happy Holly Days using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Paint the images with markers.
  5. In a separate piece of very vanilla card stock stamp the same image, paint it with markers and cut with scissors or with the corresponding die cuts. They are Happy Holly Day Frame Cuts.
  6. Paste the second leaves with dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the sentiment using Pine Bold Ink from Hero Arts.
  8. Paste the decorated layer over the card.

HAPPY HOLLY DAYS AND HOLIDAY MESSAGES BY HERO ARTS

Simple and fun to make!

I hope you enjoy my project and it inspires you to use the Hero Arts to celebrate the season. On the a2z Scrapbooking Store you will find a lot stamps, die cuts and inks that you can use for all your projects. And if you’re shopping, be sure to use the code Martha15 to receive 15% off your purchase! Also if you don’t find what you are looking don’t feel bad, you can make a special order and they get for you without any additional cost.

See you again soon, take care!

marthaa2zscrapboking

COFFEE CUT FRAMES AND VINTAGE CHRISTMAS


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COFFEE CUT FRAMES AND VINTAGE CHRISTMAS

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Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you another Fall Coffee Lovers Project that I made using our fabulous Coffee Cut Frames combined with the new stamp set Vintage Christmas Wishes. I know that this kit is originally created for Christmas but with a little bit of creativity, you can use it the entire of year. Take a look at my card:

COFFEE CUT FRAMES AND VINTAGE CHRISTMAS

Creating this card was very simple:

  1. Cut the base using Very Vanilla card stock.
  2. Cut a second layer using a decorated paper. I used the same pattern to cut the base of the cup.
  3. Cut a third layer of very vanilla card stock using a decorated frame.
  4. Stamp on the upper part of the frame the background image included on the stamp set Vintage Christmas Wishes. I inked this with different colors to create a fall look.
  5. Cut the Coffee Cup using decorated paper and very vanilla card stock.
  6. Sponge the cap of the cup with Hero Arts Soft Sand Ink
  7. Stamp the little fall images included on the stamp set Autumn by Hero Arts on the accent part of the cut.
  8. Assemble the cup and paste over the background using dimensionals.
  9. Stamp your sentiment using the words included in the Autumn stamp set by Hero Arts.
  10. Finalize the decoration by adding some sequins in an aqua color.

COFFEE CUT FRAMES AND VINTAGE CHRISTMAS

Simple and fun to make!

I hope you enjoy my project and it inspires you to use the Hero Arts stamps combined with die cuts. On the a2z Scrapbooking Store you will find a lot stamps &  cut stamp sets or die cut options that you can use with your stamps. And if you’re shopping, be sure to use the code Martha15 to receive 15% off your purchase!

See you again soon, take care!

marthaa2zscrapboking

Hero Arts Feathers Digital File


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Hero Arts Feathers Digital File

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with you! As you know, I love the digital cutting files of Hero Arts because they are exclusive and totally beautiful! You can only find these in our store a2z scrapbooking supplies, but I love to combine the digital with the real stamps and today I am sharing a card that I made using this combination. Take a look at my card:

Hero Arts Feathers Digital File

In this card I used basic black card stock for the base and the second layer. I cut the Hero Arts Feathers Digital File over the second layer using my cricut explore but you can use any electronic cutting machine because the Hero Arts Digital Files comes in dxf, svg, png and jpg file formats, compatible with most cutting machine software – you just need to check your software specifications to be sure it can use one of these formats.

After I cut the Feathers the process was very simple:

  1. Cut a piece of whisper white to cover the window created by the feathers.
  2. Ink this piece with your favorites colors of distress ink. In my simple I used Seedles Preserves, Ocean Salty and Peacock Feathers.
  3. Paste the inked piece over the base of the card.
  4. Stamp a sentiment over the black layer using Versamark and White Embossing Powder. I used a sentiment from the Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut by Lia Set.
  5. Paste the black layer using dimensionals and decorate with two Crystal Drops in coordinating colors.

Hero Arts Feathers Digital File

Simple and fun to create! And the best part is that I have three feathers left over that I cut to use for another project!

I hope you enjoy my project and it inspires you to use the Hero Arts stamps combined with digital files. On a2z Scrapbooking Store you will find a lot of options of digital files that you can combine with stencils, stamps and other embellishments. AND if you’re shopping, be sure to use the code Martha15 to receive 15% off your purchase!

See you again soon, take care!

Martha