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Partial Embossed Wedding Card with Hero Arts

Aloha friends!  Sorry for the delay, but the time got away from me!!  May is a chaotic month for my household with family from out of town visiting and my kids celebrating all kinds of end of year events.  There’s also wedding season coming up which is what inspired my card today…


I love background stamps and have a lot of older Hero Arts ones that I play with.  This one is called Hero Arts Large Flower Background, but I also like the one that’s currently in the store called Hero Arts Flowers for Coloring.  I think any background stamp would work nicely for this effect.

I started with Versamark ink and stamped on my card front.  I used Lawn Fawn Rose Gold embossing powder because it is the wedding couple’s wedding color, but only applied to part of the background inking to create a tone on tone effect that moves into a fun colored embossing look.  I didn’t want the whole panel embossed for a different…not quite so bold look.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut die cut on glitter paper and then embossed on strips of the same colored cardstock of the card front.


I think the look gives it some elegance, but not too flashy for the groom to enjoy as well…haha!

That’s it for me!  Wishing you all a great week ahead and MAHALO for stopping by!


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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge





Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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 NICKI15 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 with-in the shop.




Hero Arts Large Flower Background

Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut

Versamark ink

Lawn Fawn Rose Gold embossing powder



Release Day! Sugartree Stamps April Release + GIVEAWAY!

Hi Everyone! Today we have 4 new digital stamp sets in store for you, available for instant download.
Read on to learn more about each set, purchase info, and how you can win the whole April release!


First up, a graduation set for all those up coming grad parties!

Graduation Digital Stamps

This set contains 4 PNG Images for coloring, 16 different sentiment options + an SVG Cut File!



Next up with have a wedding set ready for all those summer weddings!

Wedding Digital Stamps

This set contains 8 PNG images + 11 Sentiment options and an SVG cut file!


Now we have a sentiment pack!

Congrats Digital Stamps and Cut Files

This set contains 3 different styles of “Congrats” available in printable PNG files or SVG Cut Files + drop shadows
as well as 9 different companions sentiments in 3 different styles for 54 possible combinations!


Last but not least, a Sugartree Stamp Scene

Digital Stamp Unicorn

This set comes with 2 images, the entire scene or the unicorn alone + 4 sentiments
“Chase Rainbows” in black and white not pictured.


You can purchase and download all of these and more in our etsy store, which you can always easily find linked in the top and side menu bars  or navigate here https://www.etsy.com/shop/a2zscrapbooking


Using Sugartree Stamps in your projects? Be sure to upload them on social media using “#sugartreestamps from @a2zscrapbooking” for your chance to be Spotted by Sugartree & possibly win some goodies!


How would you like to win the whole new release?! All 4 digital sets!
To enter, all you have to do is sign up for our new monthly newsletter! Click here to be directed to the sign up form, and then leave us a comment below letting us know you did (or already are) by next Monday May 7th at 8am and one subscriber will be chosen at random to win the entire April release. Winner will be contacted via email at the conclusion of the contest.


Wedding Bloom with Hero Arts

Happy Sunday friends!  Everyone recovered from the holiday season?  As for our household, the weekend continues to be filled with events to attend.  One of them was a beautiful wedding with a gorgeous color scheme…navy and coral!

Here’s my wedding bloom card using the Hero Arts Paper Layering Mum Flower die.

Hero Arts Wedding Mum

I used a coral colored cardstock for my card base and some navy blue card stock to die cut the mums.  I wanted a little more bling, since the bride loves sparkle, and used some stickles in pinks and oranges to enhance that coral color.

Hero Arts Wedding Mum 3


The sentiment is Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut, die cut from blue glitter paper and again in that coral cardstock.  I just layered them over each other for a shadow effect and used some clear Kool Tak Foam for some dimension.  The petals were curled first then the Stickles added.

Hero Arts Wedding Mum

I hope you’ll join us this month for our Anything Goes Challenge for your chance to win $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking store.

Mahalo for stopping by!!



Hero Arts You’re So Lovely – Tag Challenge

Hello everyone,

It’s Donna here with the new challenge “Make It A Tag”!  Doesn’t that sound like fun!  I can’t remember ever making a tag on a card and this is fun….I hope you will join in on the fun challenge.  You have to use at least one Hero Arts image on your card.  You can add your project to the inlinkz  here.

I am using the Hero Arts You’re So Lovely stamp set.  The tag is the new Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies.  I die cut the second tag out of white card stock, then backed it with black card stock.  I stamped two of the large flowers and one small one on my tag using the Hero Arts Raspberry Jam ink.  Oh my, how I love this color!  I then stamped the leaves using Hero Arts Pine and Moss inks.  I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts black ink.  To finish the tag off I added some black splattered ink and rhinestones.  

Here is my take on the card.  

a2z_Sept 2016_You're So Lovly

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Esty store. You can also use the code “Donna15” to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.

I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store! Good luck and please come back again soon!




Fancy Butterfly Embossing

Hi everybody,


Yesterday my team mate Dawn shown you a beautiful watercolour background featuring the Hero Arts Fancy Butterfly die cut as the main focus.  Today I am going to bring the butterfly to the background.  I am doing the faux embossing with die cut.  So let’s have a look:



Isn’t that background fun!?  Here’s a close up:



My process:

  • Trim white card stock into 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base.
  • Using the same colour card stock, die cut four butterflies using Hero Arts Fancy Butterfly die.
  • Arrange the butterflies on the card front to your liking.  Take one of the butterfly and apply glue all over on the backside and adhere to where you wanted.  Repeat with remaining butterflies.  NOTE:  make sure you glue down all parts, otherwise it won’t look like embossing.  😉
  • Trim off excess that hang over the card.
  • Next use a stylus or bone folder, gently run it along the outside edge of each butterfly.  This will smooth the edge and it would produce the ’embossed’ look.
  • Stamp the sentiment with clear ink and heat emboss with white powder on watercolour paper.
  • Add watercolour washes, let dry.
  • Die cut heart using the large heart die from the So Sorry Stamp & Cut set.  Adhere with foam adhesive to the card front.

Both the Fancy Butterfly die and the So Sorry Stamp and Cut set are available at the store.  Feel free to use promote code Cindy15 at check out to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (shipping not included) when you go shopping there.   Grab them before they’re gone!

And I hope I’ve inspired you to enter this month’s challenge:  Watercolor.  Find all the details here, and link up here.

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Hero Arts Fancy Butterfly

So Sorry Stamp and Cut

White embossing powder

Clear embossing ink



Congrats on your marriage

Hi Dawn here today with a card I’ve made for my husband’s niece.  She is getting married in a few days and with this month’s challenge being all about glitter, glimmer and bling… I thought I’d try out using some Heidi Swapp metallic foil.


This product is activated by heating it onto Toner ink through a laminater.  There is a special laminater called a Minc machine, but I used a normal little home laminater.  I firstly stamped the sentiment onto some paper and took it to my local bookstore and for 20cents got it photocopied onto my card stock (I took it with me) Once home I used the silver foil to laminate.  Not totally perfect, but not too bad!  I added the obligatory bling and a shiny mirror card Spellbinders Heart.  A very simple but elegant looking card.


Hero Arts DC149  Congrats Stamp & Cut  (Note:  This set is currently Out of Stock at a2z Scrapbooking, however you can CUSTOM Order it in the Store. Just click on the REQUEST CUSTOM ORDER form on the store HOME Page!  This goes for pretty much ANY Hero Arts products that is still available.  If you can’t find it in the store, please feel free to ask!)

Spellbinders: Lace Hearts

Remember if you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store  you can use code Dawn15 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!



New Beginnings: An Ombre Wedding Card

So I bought this fun Hero Arts stamp and cut set, particularly for the cake, because its gorgeous!!
I have plenty of cupcake stamps, but this is the perfect multi-tiered cake.
While intended for a birthday cake, I’ve decided to use it for a wedding!


I’ve seen a lot of teal/turquoises weddings lately so I ran with that
I used the my Ombre stamp pad to make the different cake tiers different shades
and Hero Arts layer papers to match the stamping, but kept everything else black & white.

I didn’t have a good wedding stamp so I created my own sentiment by combining a
congratulations stamp with a printed sentiment which I traced with a copy multi-liner
to appear as if it was stamped as well

I used a background stamp & some sparkly embossing powder to add
a little interest to the background, but wanted the main focus on the cake, which
I ultimately covered in wink of stella because it simply wasn’t sparkly enough!

I hope this provides some fun inspiration to join our June ChallengeNew Beginnings
New House, New Baby, Graduation… The possibilities are endless, but we’d love to see your creations!
AND You can win a $25 gift card to the a2z scrapbooking store

I’ve linked all of my supplies below – Many of which can be found in the a2z scrapbooking store
AND how about 15% off? Use my discount! Code KRISTINA15 on a $25+ purchase



White on White wedding card


Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday.
It’s Cindy here to share a clean and layered wedding card. I like small stamps, so when my Garden Flowers By Lia set (which is full of small floral images) arrive, I wanted to play with it right away. But all the images are so pretty, I couldn’t decide which to take, so I took the easy way out, I used everything!!

Let’s check it out:


My process:

  • Ink the whole set (without taking them off the backing sheet) with white pigment ink so the ink side is facing up. Place a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ piece white card stock on the inked stamp set, press all over to get good impression. Peel off card stock in one steady motion (to avoid smudges). Heat emboss with Pearl Blue EP.
  • Die cut the embossed panel with rectangular stitch die. Adhere to white card base with foam adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiment on vellum strip with white pigment ink. Heat emboss with white EP.
  • Adhere vellum strip to card.
  • Embellish with three clear sequins.

Here’s a close up, you could the subtle different colours between the two embossed areas.


So what do you think of my idea of using the whole set? It’s pretty fun huh? This set is available at the a2z store right now. Should you decide to buy products I used on my card at the store, feel free to use discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchase of $25 before shipping.

June’s challenge is New Beginning: (babies, graduations, weddings, new home). Join us and play along. By entering you have a chance to win a $25 gift card to the store. If you are not sure about the rules, check Here.
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Three cheers for new beginnings!!!

Hero Arts Garden Flowers By Lia
Hero Arts Congrats Stamp & Cut
ColorBox Pigment Ink: Frost White
Embossing Powder: White, Pearl Blue
MFT Rectangular Stitch die