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Kitchen Silhouettes & Cooking Fun Gift Card

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Hi everyone, it’s Angie today and I have a fun extra large sized card to share with you today.  I used two digital sets for this card:  Kitchen Silhouettes and Cooking Fun.  Both sets are available exclusively at a2zscrapbooking store!

Also now available in the store is  Gina K Designs Premium card stock.  If you haven’t tried this card stock you are missing out!  It’s available in the store and it’s 120 lb. weight and just as smooth and creamy as you can possibly imagine!

I wanted to make a card with a restaurant gift card inside, so I could write more on the inside since gift card holders are usually too small to write on.  So I used the Thank You stamp set from a Hero Arts Kit – set that also had the add-on gift card die from a Hero Arts kit a few months ago.  There was also a die that came with the set.  Here’s a link to the Thank You die-cut that matches the stamp set.

This card is 6″ by 6″.  I put the blue silhouette background digi stamp in MS Word and added the Bon Appetit from the Kitchen Fun set, on top of the background.  Then I cut it out with a large square postage stamp die from my stash.  I matted it on black card stock, then added it to some patterned paper from my stash.  If you scroll down you can see the inside of the card where the gift card holder is and also the matching envelope I made.  Since this card was an odd size, I knew I would have to make the envelope to fit it!

What a fast card!  Digital stamps are especially great when you are in a hurry!  I think I will be using these fun cooking/kitchen digital stamps a lot, especially for when I give homemade goodies away, or invite friends over for dinner!

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Hero Arts Love Stamp & cut with Hero Arts Deco Pattern Stencil

There is still just a little time to enter this months a2zscrapbooking challenge for May:  

Sentiment Focus

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Here I’ve used the Love Stamp and Die set DC175 for my sentiment and the Hero Arts Deco Pattern Stencil SA105 with some embossing paste.  I die cut the 6 love dies, 3 from watercolored paper that I used Distress Oxide Inks on, and 3 black ones for shadows.  I’ve also used Hero Arts white embossing powder and a strip of pattern paper from my stash.  I added some shimmer to the die cuts with Spectrum Noir glitter pen.

I hope you will have time to join the challenge – just remember to use one main Hero Arts product! You could win a $25 gift card to the a2z store!

And remember to use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more!

Here’s my list of supplies:

Love Stamp and Cut set DC175

Hero Arts Deco Stencil SA105

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Embossing Paste

Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen

Distress Oxide Inks

Patterned paper from my stash

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Cute Cut Outs

Hello Crafters!

When I posted the last time I talked about how my mojo has taken a long vacation. Apparently, my mojo is a snowbird and must flee the Ohio winter weather. I really miss it though and I keep trying to coax it back. With that last post I told you one of the ways I try to overcome my fleeting creativity is by coloring. Another way I do it is by using tried and true sketches and techniques.

Most of us crafters know the rule of thirds. If you’re going to go off center things look best when assembled a third of the way up or down your card. I embraced that. I also tried to use some of my stashed patterned paper. Now normally paper is not my go to design, however, sometimes going through and looking at pretty designs or color combos can spark your own creative fire.

Just to be clear today’s ingredients: coloring, simple sketch, patterned paper = cute card.


Aren’t these bears just adorable? I own just about all the OWH sets from Hero Arts. They are just too darling not to buy 🙂

I stamped my bears on white cardstock and colored with copics. I wanted it to be a little fun since it is so simple. Instead of fussy cutting the bears out completely, I left them attached to the white cardstock by using my paper trimmer to cut right up to the edge of the image. I then used my scissors to trim out just the top. I did add some wink of stella in clear but you can’t see it at all in the photo. 😦

I love to frame things in so after I stamped my sentiment I drew a simple black line to add interest and tie everything together. Add the image with dimensional adhesive on top of some pattern paper and you’re done.

Too much white for you? By all means get more colorful!


I did the exact same thing I did for the first card except this time I used the bottom third instead of the top third. I love the bright stripe. I think it adds a lot of fun. I will also never use this card because I pretty much forget everyone’s everything they would ever want to celebrate. Basically, I have a lot of hand made cards hanging out in my craft room. :/ I really should get better about that!!

If you’re looking for the new OWH stamps they are in the store along with lots of other goodies from Hero Arts latest release! If you feel like doing some shopping please feel free to use the code KellyL15 to save yourself 15% off your purchase of $25.00 or more.

You can also win $25.00 to spend at the store by playing along with our monthly challenge. February’s challenge is embossing and you still have a few days to get in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Lil Hoot Stamp Set

Wink of Stella Clear

My Mind’s Eye Happy Day Paper Pack

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copic Markers

Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink

Sakura Black Gel Pen