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It’s Lisa, (ThePurplePlace) here today to share another new card.  I  think this is one of those cards that is perfect to send to say hello, let someone know they’ve been on your mind or simply to tell someone that they’ve are a dear friend.    A true piece of “Happy Mail”, and a card that makes you smile when you open it and find out that one of your friends sent it out of the blue!   I love it when I receive those kind of cards, and I also enjoy sending them and try to do that often with cards that I have created.    It also fits perfectly in our August challenge, where our theme this month is “Encouragement”!   In addition to our challenge, I was also inspired to create this card as part of the “Stretch Your Stamps 2” Class that I’ve been taking over at the Online Card Classroom.   If you are one of my regular blog followers, you already know that I love learning all kinds of new things, pretty much anything that has to do with card-making and for me the best and easiest way to do that is to take classes.   I know many of you are also students there, and I hope this will also inspire you to create a projects that not only work great for class, but also will be perfect for our Challenge.  Just think, you could be the lucky winnter and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store!   How fun would that be!!

That was pretty much what was on my mind, when I hit my desk Monday afternoon.  I wanted to make another “Encouragement” card to share here on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog and also to use a fun combination of stamps, including some of my Hero Stamps along with some really cool “graphic” stamps, since those are the stamps we are now working with in class!   I love it whenever I can combine themes and techniques and make projects that can be used in a variety of ways!

I started this card by picking out my stamps sets, and chose Hero’s “You and Me Frame Set – CL590” set along with a very cool graphic set from My Favorite Things, called Trendy Triangles.  The next step was to come up with my card design and and I decided to pick my colors and chose – Red, White and Black.    I started by stamping the “Friends” Frame stamp in Hero’s Royal Red Ink and then put that aside, which I worked on the rest of my card.  I then masked off a section of my card front and using the same Royal Red Ink and a variety of the same “triangles” I stamped in a fun little random pattern.  I then cut two black strips from Hero’s Black Layering Paper and added those to edges where each of the triangles ended.  That left with the plenty of room for my sentiment, which I first “hand cut” from the white cardstock and layered onto a Piece of Hero’s Red Layering Paper, which I also used to create my card base!  All I had left to do was add to little red pearls and my card was done.   You’ll find links to all of the products I used in the Inlinkz below.

Friend For SYS2Please feel free to head on over to the a2z Scrapbooking Store, where you’ll find a wonderful variety of other Hero Products, in addition to those I used today.   I’m also sharing my Design Team Promo Code – LISAH15, which will save you 15% off any order of $25.00 and up (excluding shipping).  You can use the code as often as you want, as long as each order meets the requirements.  Don’t forget to check out the SALES section and our bring new “Digital Line“.   The Hero Arts Stamp Set,  that I used for this card, is currently on SALE for only $8.00 and is now retired!  If you want it, buy it now before they are all gone!   And if you do buy it, please let me know what you’ll be using it for, so I can come to you for more ideas!!   I think it would also be great to use for gift tags.    I will look forward to see your project and also viewing all the projects entered into this month’s  Encouragement Themed Challenge.  To enter your project, click HERE, scroll down towards the bottom of the post and  look for the little “Blue Froggy”.   Click on him and follow the instructions to add your creation to the challenge collection!   There is also a direct link to the August challenge on our side bar!!

Please be certain to include at least ONE Hero Arts product and to make your project fit into the monthly theme.   ALL the details (rules and requirements) can also be found on the Challenge post HERE!    Happy Crafting and Happy Shopping too!!


Thinking of you!!

Hi, it’s Lisa, (ThePurplePlace), here today to provide you with some more inspiration for this month’s challenge here on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog.   Our theme for the month of August is “Encouragement” and those are the wonderful type of cards that really help to make someone smile, share a hug or even to say hello and let them know you are thinking of them, which is what I chose to so for my card today.

For my card I started with a snow card-base and created a a background, using Hero’s “Everything Flowers” Background Stamp, which I inked up with Versamark and then stamped directly onto a piece of Pool Layering Paper.  I then heat embossed that with Hero’s White embossing powder and using a stitched die to cut it down to the size I wanted for my card.  I then chose another of my favorite Hero stamps, “Night and Day Flowers” and also stamped that one in Versamark and again heat embossed it in white.  I then used the same Stitched dies, and cut out that layer, from the same color layering paper and created a matching mat from more Snow Layering paper.   I added white pearls to the center of each flower and adhered that onto the white mat.  That piece was then added with foam take to the background to give it extra dimension. For my sentiment if chose the “All Occasions Messages” set and stamped my message in Hero’s Mid-tone Soft Pool shadow ink, which matches perfectly with the layering paper.  I added my Sentiment, again using foam tape and had my card completed.



I hope that will help inspire you to create a card for our challenge and your chance to win a $25 Gift Card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.   In the meantime, when you do head over to the store to do some shopping, please feel free to use my Design Team Promo CodeLISAH15 – which will take 15% off of any order of $25+ (Excluding shipping).   All you need to do is add it during the check out process!  You may use it more than once, as long as each order is $25 and up! And while you are over at the store, don’t forget to check our the “SALE” section and well as our Brand New Digital section, which we will be adding to daily.   Hero Arts currently has over 400 digital/printable files and a2z is very happy and proud to be offering them “Exclusively” in our store!   How cool is that!!   I’m a big fan of combining digital with traditional stamping and will be sharing more cards of that style, over the next couple of weeks.  Stop by my blog at any time for every more inspiration and ideas, I am always happy to have new followers.   Thank you!

To upload your challenge card, please go HERE!