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Under The Sea

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today with some Under The Sea fun. I used my new stamp set, Anchors Aweigh, to create a gift tin you can fill with shells, beach glass or even just candy! I found the metal tin at the Dollar Spot at Target and it already had a chalkboard circle on the lid.


I stamped the lighthouse and birds with the Hero Arts White Unicorn ink and set it aside to dry. Then I trimmed a piece of 12×12 blue cardstock to fit the tin. I started stamping with my Distress Inks and the fish, starfish and coral stamps to make an underwater scene. I adhere the paper to the tin with roller adhesive and then added pearls as bubbles.

Here’s a closeup of the lid and side.


IMG_7038For the big fish, I used both Distress Inks and then the White Unicorn ink on top to give the fish some dimension. This was so easy and fun to make! I love these new stamps and am already thinking of a card to make with them…I’m thinking a clear card will be just right!


Hope you’ll join in our July challenge here and make a Clean and Simple project with your Hero Arts stamps and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget that every a2z Scrapbooking Supplies purchase helps support charity! Recently, Camp Gluten Freedom in Indiana benefited from purchases made at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies.

Glad you stopped by…and if you’re already thinking Christmas, we’ve got you covered! Hero Arts has just released some fabulous new ombre inks and stamps. Check it out at the store!

Hero Arts PreSaleHappy July!

charkHero Arts/Basic Grey Anchors Aweigh Stamps

Hero Arts Small Pearls

Hero Arts Medium Pearls

White Unicorn Ink

Hero Arts Neon Inks (yellow and red)

Distress Inks (pistachio, abandoned coral, mermaid lagoon, broken china)

Light Blue Cardstock


Altered packaging

Happy Thursday every one!

It’s Ria here today and it feels great to do my first blog post at a2Z Scrapbooking.

For today, I’m sharing an altered pouch to hold some items to brighten someone’s day.

I have a number of white pouch packaging that I used before to hold my cards but decided to do something on it rather than keeping just the plain base. My supplies I think are readily available to everyone’s craft stash. Some can even be altered to whatever supplies you already have on hand.

First up is to inked a background stamp to decorate the front pouch. I find the Leafy Vines stamp to work perfectly on this but you can also use small stamps that you can randomly stamped over the panel.

You can use any ink pad, mine uses distress inks which give this touch of watercolor-look to the vine leaves although I didn’t spray them with water. The smaller pouch however  was inked up with Hero Arts dye ink.

You can build the ink coloring too from darkest to lightest or vise versa. You can experiment and try out things along the way. It’s fun working on colors and stamping so there should be no hard and fast rules on how you do alterations.

I then diecut a shape to put my sentiment which I heat embossed with silver as you see here


I also stamped some colored hearts to give the pack more bright colors to it. The hearts were fussy cut after stamping and was adhered with foam dimensional, and the other one was adhered with liquid glue.

A fabric tape or a lace can also be used to add some texture to a flat base. Some pearls will also add some touch of prettiness to it 🙂

To enclose the pouch, I used a ribbon to tie the ends while the smaller pouch was closed using washi tapes instead since it is made of a lighter weight paper.

So what’s inside my pack? I have a card to make someone smile and I also have a pack of chocolates to put in which I think will be appreciated by my recipient.


And here is my stamped pouch ready to give given away to a friend. This can easily be mass produced and can be used to hold party favors for birthdays, anniversary or other occasions. You can change the stamp theme to whatever occasion you will be using them for.

Aug 1 packaging

Until then and I’ll catch up again with you soon 🙂


Supplies used