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Hero Arts Tags and Destinations

I’ve always liked the Hero Arts Tags dies.  You can let your creative juices go.  If you’ve never seen the National parks in the U.S., you really should.  My family traveled in the summer to different natural places.  Memories of the colored pools and geysers in Yellowstone will last the rest of my life.  Incredible views and experiences.  I used some Oxide distress inks here with a sentiment and a couple Destination wood stamps.

Have fun creating.

Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China oxide inks spritzed with water.  Hero Arts sentiment out of stock.

Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Oxide Inks spritzed with a homemade colored water.  Two very old cheap moon and clouds stamps were added.        Sentiment from an old Hero Arts stamp set.

Iced Spruce, Cracked Pistachio, Fired Brick and Fossilized Amber Oxide Inks were spritzed with water and an 1992 Stampin Up postmark added.  Buffalo colored with Copic marker W3 and trees colored with G03.  Sentiment from an old Hero Arts stamp set.

My samples are at A Bit of This and That.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

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Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

 

 

 

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Hero Arts Weather – A Fave

If you like to use Cut Files, have fun with the Weather, I say.

I always loved seeing umbrellas in the old English movies, tons of umbrellas keeping off the rain.  Now I love the colors that you can purchase and all sizes.   Isn’t the saying “April Showers Bring May Flowers?”  And you can’t do anything about whether it rains or snows, so why not appreciate it.  That’s why I made a card with umbrellas over a map.

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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.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.  You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.


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Color Layering Peacock Tags

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to play with the Color Layering Peacock stamp set. It’s just so pretty and you can see some beautiful work here on this blog this month with the stamp set. When I saw it, I couldn’t resist trying some foiling with the stamp.

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On this first tag, I used the single peacock feather stamp to make his tail. I stamped his body (just one stamp, not layered) in glue and added gold foil. Then I used rainbow foil on several feathers. The background is the Wallpaper Pattern cling stamp in the Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick. I didn’t heat or use water, just stamped with the ink. It’s a lot crisper than the Distress Inks and stamps beautifully.

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On the second tag, I used the matching Peacock Ink cubes to stamp the Peacock and then trimmed it out. On the tag itself, I painted with Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise acrylic paint, let it dry, and then used glue to dab through the stencil. Once that dried, I added the foils. You need a glue that stays tacky after drying, like Duo, to use the foils. You just rub them on the sticky (but dry) glue. You won’t get perfect coverage or stamping/stenciling, but it is so pretty!

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Hope you join in our monthly card challenge, using Hero Arts and the theme Playing with Stencils…you could win $25 to the a2z store!

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MORE PRIZES THIS MONTH!!!

During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! Just comment on any blog posts in March.

We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

Good Luck and Happy Thursday!

chark

If any of the supplies below are out of stock in the a2z store, just hit the custom order button and request it at no cost!

Peacock Stamps

Peacock Ink Cubes

Ranger Foil Sheets

Duo Adhesive

Chevron Stencil Pair

 

CELEBRATE TAG WITH HERO ARTS


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CELEBRATE TAG WITH HERO ARTS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Celebrate tag with Hero Arts that I made to decorate a pre-made box that I found in a craft store. I usually buy these boxes to decorate them and package little presents.

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During these days  all of us are in crunch time with the holidays and gifts etc. If you are like me, these boxes are our salvation because we only need to use a few elements to create beautiful packages.

For this box I used a Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut by Lia from Hero Arts. I cut the tag using metallic silver card stock and then I stamped the Celebrate sentiment with Versamark and Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder.

This beautiful tag doesn’t require a lot of decorations, so I just added a touch of color with a tiny bow that I made with green baker’s twine and pasted over a belt that I made to put around of the box.

You can find many sets like this –Stamp & Cut – in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15. If there’s every something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button.

I hope you too will join us in the challenge this month. You have until month end to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card.

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You can find this stamp set on all holiday sets in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15
Vintage Wishes and all the holiday stamps are selling out fast & wont be re-ordered until next year, so get it while they last! If there’s every something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button.

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Thank you for stopping by and see you in a few days. Happy New Year!

CELEBRATE TAG WITH HERO ARTS


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Hero Arts Poinsettia & Happy Holly Days

SURPRISE…I have another tag for you, BUT I did step out and make something different this time – you know, to go along with the theme ‘ANYTHING BUT A CARD‘! 😀 Yay me!

Have you joined our challenge this month; we’d love to see your creations, you can link them up HERE. And don’t forget, you can receive 15% off your order of $25+ at our Etsy shop; just use code: MicheleG15! And if there is something not available, they do special orders, just ask!

So let’s go with the non-tag creation first! I stamped the huge Poinsettia stamp (looks like it might be out of stock, but the dies are available, just ask for a special order if you’d like the stamp) on some artist grade translucent shrink plastic in Hero Arts Intense Black; I knew that wasn’t going to dry for quite some, if at all, so I added some Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder and hand cut the images after punching a hole in the shrink plastic. I used my heat gun to shrink the images and the embossing powder really made them sparkle. I wasn’t worried about them being perfectly flat, I like the dimension just as they are.

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Once cool, I painted on some Lindy’s magicals – the colors are really a hot pink and lime green but I barely added any water so the colors are a bit stronger and nope, I didn’t worry that they weren’t perfect, just wanted to have fun! I tied on some small jingle bells and silver twine to finish them off; they will be a perfect touch to a few of our Christmas gifts! I tied one on to a gift for our son’s girlfriend, just a cute little touch!

And yes, I created ANOTHER Hero Arts Happy Holly Days tag, I can’t help it, I am seriously in love with these images! I had bought a small gift set from Bath & Body Works for my personal trainer and kept it simple by adding the tag as the finishing touch.

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Above picture taken by my trainer; she LOVED her gift. 😀

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Thanks for stopping by; hope this holiday season allows you a bit of crafting time OR even some crafty treasures under the Christmas tree! Take care. hugs!

michele

Links supplied throughout the post or within the notes below.

Stamps: HA Wood Poinsettia, HA Happy Holly Days

Paper: Artist Grade Translucent Shrink Plastic, Hero Arts Snow White layering (tag), Bristol

Ink: Hero Arts Intense Black, VersaMark, Broken China

Accessories: silver twine, HA Sparkle embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Brushes, Lindy’s Magicals, winter snow stencil, Ranger texture paste, red/white twine, Copic

 


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Tree Tag

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Hello friends! Monica here stopping in to share a little tag I made for our December challenge.

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I die cut my tree out of some scrap green paper I had  lying on my desk. I also used some scrap pieces of cardstock for the embellishments. Once everything was adhered to the tag I added some Nuvo for the accents.

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If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code MONICA15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions! You can also chose to request a custom order if there is something you don’t see in the store.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts- Color Layering DI130

Nuvo drops


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Hero Arts Happy Holly Days

Hi friends – welcome back to another ANYTHING BUT A CARD post and you probably guessed I created tags, we all know my love for tags!! Have you joined our challenge this month? We love seeing your creations, you can link them up HERE!

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Hands down, this is one of my most favorite Hero Arts sets to date! You can purchase this set, the matching dies and tons of other products at our Etsy store HERE. If you don’t see something you like (or need), they do custom orders, please ask, and don’t forget, you can save 15% off your order of $25+ by using code: MicheleG15!

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OK; now that we have the details out-of-the-way, let’s get down to creating. I stamped and die cut SO MANY IMAGES for these tags, thankfully I have some extras left over that are going to end up on another large project I am doing. 😉

Prepare for photo overload – you’ve been warned.

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Hero Arts Happy Holly Days Stamps and Dies

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Hero Arts Happy Holly Days Stamps and Dies

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Hero Arts Happy Holly Days Stamps and Dies

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Hero Arts Happy Holly Days Stamps and Dies

If you follow me on Instagram (Whimsical_Creations) you can see all the pieces I created as well as the Nuvo Mousse in action. 😀 So I stamped a ton of images and embossed with Hero Arts white (another fave) and colored with Zig Clean Clear brushes. I then die cut all my images as well as a base tag from water color paper.

I applied embossing paste through a stencil to parts of the tags and once dry smooshed on some distress ink. For one tag, I added some Nuvo Mousse to the distress ink and it really changed it to a teal color – lots of sparkle – but once it was dry, I added more of the distress ink without the mousse. Once completely dry, I adhered the various images, embossed some sentiments on black paper, sprayed with shimmer mist and adhered with dimensionals. I die cut a blank tag and adhered to the back for a clean place to write your message. I finished it off with some misc. ribbon and twine from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you’ll take the time to join our challenge and while you’re at it, shop our Etsy store for some holiday cheer for yourself!

michele

Stamps: Hero Arts Happy Holly Days

Paper: Hero Arts black and white, Ranger water color

Ink: VersaMark, Broken China

Accessories: Hero Arts Happy Holly Days dies, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Brushes, Nuvo Mousse, Texture Paste, Shimmer Mist, misc. ribbon/twine, white gel pen, Copics, Houndstooth Stencil, dimensionals


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Vintage Christmas Wishes for Guests

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to share some place cards I’ve made for the big holiday dinner. I’m using the Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes stamps and they are so sweet and classic, they’re perfect for the fall and winter holidays.

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I’ve just written the names here, but of course stickers or some letter stamps would work too. I’m trying to decide if I should adhere these to a candy treat or just lay them on the plates. Either way, I think they’ll go great with the dinnerware.

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The extra little deer-in-the-woods tag will have to find his way into the table decor. I could glue him to the front of a big candle, attach him to a vase or add him to one of the bowls to decorate it. Hmmm…I still have some time to decide, but I’m thinking a vase that’s tied with some greenery and twine and filled with flowers might be just the thing.

Do you like to use your stamps for more than cards and scrapbooks? It’s one of my favorite things to do and this stamp isn’t just for Christmas. You could use the trees to create a background for a lot of different stamps. And if you use some colorful markers to make dots, you could create a fall scene easily. The script would be fabulous in some art journaling or on any kind of vintage cards.

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If you want to get some great deals for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, you can still get them this week at the store, including the $75 Surprise Box for just $25! Or you can go with the Free Domestic Shipping on $50 or more (FreeShipping16), along with a free gift for all orders $50 and over, tons of great pricing in the sale section and it turns out, you can get all these together!! Hop on by soon to fill your cart with goodies for yourself, gifts for family and friends or fun surprises for all! And don’t forget, every purchase made at a2z Scrapbooking helps fund charities close to our heart—those supporting people with celiac and Behcet’s disease. THANK YOU!!

Hope you’ll join in with our new December Anything But a Card Challenge, and hope you win the $25 gift to the store!

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Happy Friday!

chark

Vintage Christmas Wishes

Elizabeth Craft Scallop Dies

Hero Arts Ombre Neon Chartreuse to Blue Ink

Pine Ink 

Summer Sky Ink

Earth Layering Paper

Red Cardstock

Kelly Hybrid Ink Cubes

White Notecards/Cardstock


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a2z Scrapbooking December 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Happy December!! I love this time of year.  Family and Friends celebrating together!!  Are you ready for all of the gift giving?  If not our new challenge, should help with that.

Our new challenge this month is “Anything but a Card”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project. Be creative with this challenge. 

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Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element! 

This challenge will be pretty interesting.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

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For the full photo tutorial on how to create this shaker tag, please head on over to my blog for that info.

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 January!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Cindy
Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post Clear Stamp
Hero Arts Vintage Post Frame Cut
Hero Arts gems (Red Blossoms)
Die-Namics cutting die – Stitched Sq Scallop Frame
Range Distress ink (Peeled Paint)
Memento Dye ink (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring Pencils
Clear embossing ink
Clear embossing powder

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– Hero Arts mini inks (Oct 2015 My Monthly Hero Kit)
– Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
– Versamark ink pad
– Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder
– Ranger Stardust Stickles (August 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit)
– Holiday colors heavy weight cardstocks (Hobby Lobby)
– White heavy weight cardstock (Darice)
– Snowhaven papers (CTMH, retired)
– Bags & Tags Dies (Concord & 9th)
– Other: red gems, gold star sequins, silver thread, natural twines
– Adhesive: Liquid glass glue (CTMH), 3D foam tape (Scotch), Glue Dots, Scor-pal Tape
– WRMK die-cutting machine
– WRMK 1-2-3 punch board
– Canon Printer & copy papers

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Ornaments Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts
Gemstones by Hero Arts
Hero Arts Deep Ocean Hybrid Ink
Canvas Corp Mini Bags
Decorated Paper
Thick Baker’s Twine

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!
kymona

 


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Cardinal Tag

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Hello all Monica here today with a project to share. I made a tag today as I’m still gearing up for Christmas and wondering if I’ll ever get done! 

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I started by embossing the background in clear ink. Then embossed the bird and sentiment in black. I colored the background with distress ink and used copics to color my cardinal. To finish off the tag I added some lace and glitter tape, as well as some ribbon and twine.

Here is a close up of the glitter embossing…

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If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

monicaa2zscrapbooking

Supplies:

Vintage Christmas Post CM102

Clear Embossing powder

Black Sparkle Embossing Powder