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Home for the Holidays with Hero Arts

Home for the Holidays, Hero Arts

I made this little scene for the Winter Wonderland challenge at a2z Scrapbooking.  While this is actually a Christmas set,  you can use the little houses any time of year! I can picture the roaring fire, everyone hanging around drinking hot cocoa {real hot cocoa, not the mix kind}, all snug in their flannel pajamas.  Works for me! A perfect restful scene after the hectic holidays!

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can all the details on what I used to create this card by going to Art Without Anxiety, my personal blog.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challenge Please join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 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 CHRISTI15 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.


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A Hero Arts Tree-Mendous Season’s Greetings

I think everyone is getting ready for the holidays and I’m no different.  I wanted a slightly modern twist so I used the Tree-Mendous digital kit from A2Z Scrapbooking.   Without further ado:

Very simply done, but I like the angular lines on the background and the trees.

This close-up shows the simplicity and colors I used.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge so you can have a shot at the digital stamp of the month set. Remember you no longer have to use Hero Arts to participate in our monthly challenges, the winner is randomly drawn for the digi prize…and if you do use Hero Arts products on your project, you could win the digi set AND $20 to the store! The Design Team will also be choosing their top three favorite projects from the challenge each month and award them a cool TOP 3 blog badge.

 

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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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

  • Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Tree-Mendous digital kit at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Nuvo Woodland Green Gloss Crystal Drops at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Nuvo Red Berry Gloss Crystal Drops at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stripes stencil
  • Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
  • Stamp is from an old Hero Arts stamp, but any Hero Arts holiday stamp would work like the Holliday Animals set here

 

 

 

 

 


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a2z Scrapbooking November 2017 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  We are back with another fabulous challenge this month.

Our new challenge this month is “WINTER”!

New Challenge Rules:

Instead of just using Hero Arts products on your project you can use any products you have in your stash. Yayyyyyy!!  So for this new challenge create a project that showcase our challenge clue!  Be creative with this challenge.

This challenge will be pretty interesting.  The DT Angie created this awesome project to inspire you to play along with us this month.

Take a look:

 

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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.

New Prizes:

One challenge winner will be randomly chosen and will receive the digi stamp of the month. This month’s digi is Vintage Travel. If the winner uses a Hero Arts product, they also receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  The lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of December!!

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Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

Supplies used:

Angie
Hero Arts “Winter Forest” Instant Digital Download
Hero Arts “Christmas Messages”
Red Nuvo drops
Hero Arts brown ink
Gina K Cardstock

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

 

Hero Arts Vintage Christmas


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New Years Card w/ Hero Arts Vintage Christmas

Hero Arts Vintage Christmas

Welcome friends & Happy Holidays! I hope you’ve had a great weekend and are maybe even enjoying a little time off work today! I wanted to stretch my holiday stamps and get a little more use, by moving them down to the next holiday! The Vintage Christmas set is versatile enough to be used all winter long. Just pair it with some different sentiments, like I did here. I’ve mixed a Hero Arts Digitial Stamp “Say it in Peieces” and Concord & 9th “Sophisticated Script” to make my own sentiment.

The Hero Arts Vintage Christmas set + tons of other holiday stamps are currently on sale in the a2z scrapbooking store, while supplies last, and you can save an additional 15% with my discount KRISTINA15

So here’s what I did for this card:

  • In photoshop I created an a2 sized blank template, arrange my sentiment pieces where I wanted and printed onto Neenah cardstock
  • Next I stamped and clear embossed “New Year”
  • Lastly I stamped assorted images from the set, to create a little wintery scene
  • To finished, I trimmed the card down by .25″ around and mounted it onto some glitter cardstock before adhering to a white card base

And that’s it! Super easy and a great way to get more use out of holiday stamps! You could easily swap the sentiments for “Thinking of You” or “Missing You” or even a winter birthday.

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There’s still some time left to join out December challenge, Anything But a Card – Link up you projects for a chance at a $25 gift card to the store!!

 

kristina

 

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Kelly’s S’mitten With You

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This month’s challenge over at a2zscrapbooking blog is:   “Layer It” Challenge!

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There’s still a little time left till the linky closes at the end of the month, so I hope you can play along!!!

For this card I used a stencil to create layers and stamped the sentiment, gloves and hat in Hero Arts Black ink and colored them with my alcohol markers.

  I used Hero Arts DC193 Kelly’s S’Mitten Stamp and Cut set along with the Hero Arts SA078 Forest Scene Stencil  to make this quick and easy card.  I sprayed the whole card with shimmer spray – hard to see it in the pictures!  Lastly I added a tiny red bow!

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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a2z Scrapbooking November 2015 Challenge

Hello everyone!!!  Welcome to the month of November!

Our new challenge is all about Holidays!!!!!  The holidays are vastly approaching us.  Are you ready with your holiday cards?  We are here to inspire you to get on the ball.  Our challenge this month is all about One Layer Holiday Cards!!  

Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product!  This will be fun and interesting.

This challenge will be fun and colorful.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

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Monica

a2z HA WinterFall Die-cut Nov 2015

Arlene

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Martha

HAA2ZWarmWishes

Niki

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Donna

HoHoHo

Kymona

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 December!!

Good Luck!!

We can’t wait to see what you create!!

Supplies used:

Monica
Lover Case Greeting
Holiday Pine Branches
White Pigment Ink
Some Dye Inks
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock

Arlene
Hero Arts Winter Tree Scene
Hero Arts Ombre Inks Light Ruby to Royal Red
Hero Arts Butter to Orange
Hero Arts My Words (CL695)

Martha:
Hero Arts Autumn Stamp Set CL 882
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Confetti White Paper
Marina Mist, Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke Classic Ink by Stampin Up
Heat Tool
Versamark Ink
Embossing Buddy

Niki:
Hero Arts Friends by Lia CL875 Clear Stamps
Hero Arts Merry Cactus to You CL909 Clear Christmas Stamp matches die DI146
Hero Arts Kelly’s Outline Letters CL821 Alphabet Clear stamps
Hero Arts Ombre Light to Dark Brown Ink Af311
Hero Arts Ombre Ink Lime to Forever Green AF320
Hero Arts Ombre Ink Gray to Black Ink AF307

Donna:

Kymona
Hero Arts Ho Ho Ho G6103 Christmas Wood Stamp
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Neenah Desert Storm cardstock
Versamark Ink

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona


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Easy Tags and Easy Cards

I know I have to start early on my holiday tags and cards.  I give away 12 to 16 bags of cards for the holidays to staff I work with and friends I just want to show I care.  That’s a lot of cards, so I save almost everything I make to give away as gifts.  Now I have to make the cards and tags that go with the gifts.  I found a new Hero Arts set, Winter Scene, that makes my tags and cards fun.  I started with patterned papers to see how those turned out.  They were fun and I made about 15 so I have my tags all ready to go for my staff at work.

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You can see that you can even use the patterned paper as part of the design.  I also have the matching jar die, Hero Arts Frame Cuts.  You can see how these would be quick and easy. I used Hero Arts Shadow Ink Wet Cement for the pebbles and land on the tags.

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WATCH OUT: CARDS BELOW!

Now for some cards.  Where I used black ink on my patterned paper for my elements, on the white paper, you can mix up your colors.  Just stamping the large jar in the set and placing your elements from the set inside creates a fun and easy card.  I used the Hero Arts Shadow Ink, soft sky, for the ground element as well as the snow.  I really like the way these turned out.

Supplies for Tags: Hero Arts Frame Cuts Jar Frame Cut, Hero Arts Winter Scene, Hero Arts Shadow Ink, Wet Cement Mid-Tone, Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black Hero Arts Forever Green and Green Hills.  On the patterned tags, I used Memento Tuxedo Black only.  They look more like silhouettes and have a kind of old fashioned feel to them.

a2Z Winter Scene on White Cards Oct 2015

Close-up of two cards below. You can see the snow and ground.  I know the grounds blue, but it seems to fit for me.  I used Memento Rich Cocoa to stamp the deer, Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Shadow Ink, soft sky, for the sentiment, Hero Arts Forever Green and Green Hills for the trees below.

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I used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp the jar and sentiment, Hero Arts Soft Sky Hero Arts Shadow Ink and Hero Arts Forever Green, Green Hills for the trees and Red Royal for the house.


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Supplies: Winter Tree SceneHero Arts Frame Cuts Jar Frame Cut, Hero Arts Winter Scene, Hero Arts Shadow Ink, Wet Cement Mid-Tone, Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black Hero Arts Forever Green and Green HillsYou can visit me at A Bit of This and That

Hope you’ll join in our October Challenge which is all about All Things Fall. card with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking..  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 use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  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!Arlene


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Warm Winter Wishes

Hello everyone. Greta here hoping to inspire you to enter our February embossing challenge. The winner gets a $25 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store!  My card also shows how a Christmas stamp set can be used for a non-holiday card & it’s available in the SALE SECTION for 50% OFF!  The effect from heat embossing hooked me on stamping years ago & dry embossing is actually why I bought my Big Shot.  I used both techniques today.

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This is the card front after embossing it with the stencil.  I actually used the debossed side which is a bit less texture.  You can see my first card made with embossing a stencil HERE.

The branch is stamped 3 times & heat embossed in white.  I sponged on some Wet Cement ink to make the white pop a little more.  After stamping the sentiment I added white paint to the edges & used it for some splotches.

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To make my card more cheerful, I covered the branches with Stickles.

a2z Feb 1 close up

The panel could have been mounted with foam tape, but I decided just to glue it flat since there was texture from the dry embossing.  No extra postage needed for this card that I’ll be sending to a friend dealing with wintry weather.  Remember, you can use GRETA15 to get 15% off a minimum $25 purchase in the a2z store.

One more thing before I go, did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets! You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!

Greta

 

Supplies:
Kraft Cardstock
Hero Arts Bird & Branch Christmas
Hero Arts Zig Zag Pattern Stencil
Hero Hues White Pigment Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe Ink
Hero Arts Wet Cement Ink
Distress Paint Picket Fence
Stickles Star Dust


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Holiday card with non-holiday stamps

Hi everyone! It’s Ria here today.

I’m excited to share a holiday card project using non-holiday stamp set 🙂

I don’t have a large collection of holiday theme stamp sets and its nice to do Christmas cards using stamp sets that you may already have that are non-Christmas-sy in theme. A good way to stretch your stamps isn’t it?

Here I used the Small Things stamp set, a general hello, everyday stamp set type. I used the fox as my main focal point and used more traditional Christmas color like red and greens. Here, I used buttons to create the Christmas holly.

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I also add texture in the green tag paper by stamping the Woodgrain background stamp.

There are other small elements that I used like these stamped circles, again keeping my red and green colors for consistency.

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For the background, I created my own by stamping the circle with white ink, it looks like snow using the white ink pad 🙂

and here the full card.

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If you’re interested in the products that I used on this project, you can check them at the inLinkz below this post 🙂

A2Z Scrapbooking store is offering a 15% discount on your purchase at the A2Z store. You can use the code RIA15 at checkout, a great time to grab the new  Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 release and some more great products on Sale!

Don’t forget to check the challenge for this month too: Must use two (2) Hero Arts Products. The time is now to get those Hero Arts supplies and materials working. So come and join in the challenge for a chance to win.

 

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Mr Snowman card

Hi there! Its Ria here today.

I’m sharing today a fun easy-to-reproduce holiday card using the Frost Wishes stamp set from Hero Arts. The set is one of the new products from HA Handmade from Christmas 2014 release. It has a coordinating die, making cutting a breeze.

I used three different shade of greens, stamping them with the Brush strokes stamp set. There are a lot of other brush strokes in the set that you can use  so try them out too when doing your own version of the card.

I colored the snowman’s nose with marker and added Wink of Stella  glitter pen for some shine.

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the sentiment

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For the colors, you can also try another ombre color like the blues or reds. The white snowman will stand out on these color combinations too.

The card in full

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If you’re interested in the products that I used on this project, you can check them at inLinkz below this post 🙂

A2Z Scrapbooking store is offering a 15% discount on your purchase at the A2Z store. You can use the code RIA15 at checkout, a great time to grab the new  Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 release and some more great products on Sale!

Don’t forget to check the challenge for this month: Must use two (2) Hero Arts products. A great time to make use of your Hero Arts products, stamps, paper and stencils, so come join the challenge and have the chance to win.

Supplies used:

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