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Mini Dressed-Up Jar

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here again to share a little glass jar I found at the craft store and then fancied up a bit. I found these awesome tags made of copper metal at the Dollar Spot at Target and scooped them up. If your Target doesn’t carry them, you can use copper paper and cut it in a tag shape to mimic the effect.


il_570xN.603309508_km12I wanted to add some glam to the tag, so I heat embossed with my star stencil and glass bead embossing paste. It dries clear and sparkly and it has more texture than regular embossing paste, thanks to the glittery bits.

Here’s a close-up view of the embossing.


For the paper label, I mixed clear embossing paste with Copper Pearl Ex, which I love but don’t use often enough. Then I used an old gift card to smooth it through the star stencil and let it dry. As it dries, it becomes a lovely shimmery copper color. I just trimmed the paper and used roller adhesive to affix it to the jar. Now it’s ready to fill with a little candy or money. I think filling it with copper pennies would be fab. I also thought of filling it with sequins—wouldn’t that be fancy?!

Hope you’ll join in our August Challenge here for a chance to win $25 to the store! Break out your Hero Arts products (or get some new goodies at the store, including exclusive Hero Arts digital stamps) and think “texture.”

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Have a good day!

charkStars Pattern Stencil

Clear Embossing Paste

Copper Foil Paper

Glass Bead Embossing Paste

Pearl Ex Powder

Mini Glass Jars



June 2015 Challenge

Hello everyone!!!  Welcome to the month of June!!  Yayy, we are finally starting to have warm weather!!  It’s about time.

Our new challenge is sure to please this month!!  Our challenge this month is all about New Beginning!!  New babies, graduations, weddings or new homes for example.  Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product!   Have fun and create to your fancy!   This will be fun and interesting.  The possibilities are endless.

The Design Team has created some great inspiration pieces for you.  Take a look:








Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store–One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of July!!

Good Luck!

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Supplies used:


Hero Arts Kelly’s Oh Baby

Hero Arts Congrats Stamp & Cut

Colorbox Jelly Beans Cat’s Eye Queue

Doodlebug Design All Mixed Up Rub-on (Orange)


Hero Arts Three Artistic butterflies Mesh and LinenBubble Confetti Stencil Archival InkpadSpiced Marmalade mini ink pad
Peacock feathers mini inkCanson Watercolor paper Mustard Seed Mini InkpadHR Soft graniteHA Stamp and Cut CongratsIncredible White Maskaudrey blueWink of Stella


I Love You to the Moon and Back

Hello Crafters!

It’s Kelly here with my first post of the new year. I’ll be honest this time of year is hard for me. It’s the time when my mojo runs lowest. I think it’s because I love all things brightly colored, flowers, butterflies, what have you. Here in Ohio the weather is anything but bright. In fact it’s 6 degree outside. I realize that it is much colder in other places but it is still awful.

Whenever I struggle with creating I go back to something that made it fun for me when I started. Sometimes it’s coloring other times it’s techniques. Whatever takes the pressure off me to create a completed card and allows me to just play. 🙂

Today’s card was created with a background that allowed me to play.


It’s a pretty simple watercolor background using distress inks. I tried the salt technique but I definitely did not get the look I was trying for. I mean it IS mottled but not near as interesting as how I saw it in my head.  Since that was a no-go I  flicked on some droplets of water mixed with Perfect Pearls to add some shimmery pieces parts. I also added a few little white gels pen dots.

The star adds more glittery goodness. Even though you can’t see it really well. Okay, you can’t see it at all but I promise it’s there. A simple sentiment banner, die cut, and twine pull the card together while letting the background be the star of the show.

Pretty simple card today 🙂

Before you head out don’t forget we have our current challenge going on. The theme is “New to You.” and we sure do hope you’ll join us!!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Hero Arts Stylish Stars Frame Cut Dies

Hero Arts Shoot for the Moon Stamp Set

Ranger Watercolor Paper

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Perfect Pearls

Doodlebug Twine 

Glitter Ritz

Distress ink: Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry