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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!

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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

Coffee Cup Tags


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Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags With a Hint of Embellishment

I thought some detailing might be nice to bring out an elegance to this set and I’m really amazed that I think I succeeded.  A little embellishment is sometimes all you need.  I made two cards with two different colored coffee cups, but the same embossing folder, stamps and stickers.  I hope you like these as much as I do.  I put Wink of Stella – GL White on both cups on the foam part.  The bronze seems to have pulled the white around and it looks like a foamy or creamy froth mixed with strawberry.

Coffee Cup Tags

Close-up of the cup  – this could be whipped cream on a hot chocolate  –  YUM

I guess it could be foam on a coffee – obviously, I know nothing about coffee.

Coffee Cup Tags

I know this seems dark and strange.  If I can get a better photo, I will.  The coffee cup paper is a shinny bronze with Cup O”Joe inked on the stamp.

It reminds me of a creamy strawberry cream on top.

Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags

Supplies:

Coffee Cup Stamp and Die at A2Z

A Cuttlebug embossing folder a frame style

Starfoam Glitter Stickers – gold

One of the cups has glass gems.

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Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off! You can use the discount code or the Free Shipping Code for extra savings!

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

Hi! There are just a few days left for you to join us in this month’s challenge at a2z Scrapbooking – Layer It. We’d love for you to join us. Be sure that the focal image is a Hero Arts product.

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Here’s my card for today

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I started by stamping the small flower from Hero Arts Happy Mother’s Day stamp set, multiple times. The flowers were coloured in, with two similar shades of the same colour. I then fussy cut the flowers. On the white card panel, I stamped the leaves directly onto the panel. I adhered the red flowers onto the white panel. I then used dimensionals to adhere the blue flower.

Here’s a close-up

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The sentiment is from Hero Arts You’re So Lovely stamp set.

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If your purchase is over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL980 Happy Mother’s Day

Hero Arts CL949 You’re So Lovely

Hero Arts Shadow Inks – Field Greens

Copic markers – assorted

 

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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


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Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut

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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:

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THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

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COFFEE CUT FRAMES AND VINTAGE CHRISTMAS


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COFFEE CUT FRAMES AND VINTAGE CHRISTMAS

Looking for the Giveaway for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop?! Click here on the link and then comment on the rafflecopter link at the very bottom!

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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


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Hello Gorgeous Swallowtail Fancy Butterfly

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Happy mid-August – I can’t believe how fast this month is flying by!  I hope you will find time to join our “Color it In” Challenge this month.  Coloring is such a great way to relieve stress and back to school can be quite stressful, so take some time for yourself and do some relaxing coloring to enter the challenge and you might be the winner of a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store!

For these two cards I masked off the middle of the card and put a few masks of the Hero Arts DL133 Swallowtail Fancy Butterfly die and colored around them with a sponge dauber and Distress Inks.  Then while the ink was still wet, I sprayed a background script stamp with water and stamped it on the inked portion to lift some of the color off.  Then I sprayed some shine on with shimmer spray.  I finished the top and bottom off with some striped washi tape and a white embossed sentiment from Hero Arts CL924 Hello Gorgeous stamp set.

Hope you will take the time to enter our challenge this month here: Color it in!  Just remember to use one main Hero Arts product to be eligible to win the $25 gift certificate to the store!  Woohoo!

and 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!

Here’s my list of products:

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Large Floral Background by Hero Arts


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Large Floral Background by Hero Arts

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here to share with you a card that I made using the stamp set Large Floral Background. Flowers are my favorites and this background is a great combination of leaves and big flowers but I decided to use it partially. Take a look at my card:

Large Floral Background by Hero Arts

Creating this card was simple:

  1. Cut a layer of Whisper White card stock. The size is 4″x5-1/4″.
  2. Cover the upper and lower area of your card stock leaving a free zone where you will stamp your background.
  3. Ink the Large Floral Background Stamp with VersaMark and stamped it over the white layer.
  4. Remove the masking paper that you use to create the free zone.
  5. Cover the stamped area with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and melt with the heat tool.
  6. Apply the Hero Arts Ombre Neon Yellow to Orange ink over the embossed part using a sponge dauber or blending tool trying to cover only the emboss part.
  7. Stamp your sentiment using Hero Arts Memories Black Dye Ink. I used one of the images from the stamp set My every day life that is in SALE right now!
  8. Cut the base of the card using a More Mustard card stock. The size is 4-1/4″x11″ with score in 5-1/2″
  9. Paste the decorated layer over the card base using a snail adhesive.
  10. To finalize the decoration add some crystal drops in Dandelion Yellow and Glossy Black over the white space and let it dry.

Large Floral Background by Hero Arts

I hope my project inspired you and share your creations with us in our monthly Challenge. Remember that you will find amazing stamps, inks, embellishments, stencils and die cuts in a2z Scrapbooking Store and you can use my discount code MARTHA15 to buy your products and get the 15% off in everything when you spend $25 dollars or more without shipping and taxes. Believe me this is a great deal!

See you soon!!!Large Floral Background by Hero Arts