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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. 


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:











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:

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



– 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

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

Thank you so much for stopping by!!



Hero Arts Layered Wreath

Dawn here with a stamped layering wreath to share.  Our challenge this month is all about layering – more than one layer –  I’ve gone for a coloured layer onto my white card base and then layers of ink on my wreath.   And I’ve chosen a non-traditional colour for my background



I made the ombre background with some purple inks and then stamped the wreath (CL907)  in a variety of green inks – Hero Arts, Altenew, Versafine and  Distress inks.  I added some red and blue stars and flowers and some dots of purple and platinum Stickles.   The sentiment is stamped in Versafine green ink.  I added a red ribbon bow to the wreath.   A nice CAS card.

This beautiful wreath also comes with a matching die set (DI152)

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)  Plus check out all the latest products in store.  There’s lots of new stuff you NEED!!!!

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Hero Arts Wreath card and tags

Dawn here to share a Christmas card and some tags I have made with Hero Arts Wreath stamp and die set (SB120 – they can also be purchased separately CL970 stamps and DI152 die cuts)


Hero Arts Wreath

I die cut a panel using a Kaisercraft die.  I stamped the layering wreath using a variety of inks – Hero Arts and Altenew and then added some red embossed dots and a few gold embossed stars.   I gold embossed the bow and die cut it.  The sentiment was stamped with red ink and clear embossed.   I’m very thankful for the help from MISTI.  It really makes layering stamps easy.   I then used some stamps from Hero Arts DC 187 Peace Stamp & Cut set to stamp the little bird (fussy cut) and the remainder of the sentiment.


And of course as our challenge this month is “Tags”  I couldn’t resist to use the Wreath set to make a couple of tags

Wreath Tags

One was stamped directly as a one layer tag and the second on used a die cut wreath, bow and berries.  Die cut using a CAS-ual Fridays die.  (Hero Arts have some lovely tag dies as well HERE)

Card and Tags - Christmas wreath

Some of my supplies are currently out of stock at A2Z scrapbooking but you can do a special order.  Just see the side bar for the request a custom order button.  And of course if you do order 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 Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!




The Coming Year

Welcome back everybody.

Just a few more days before Christmas, I bet you’re busy preparing for your holiday activities!  And then the New Year would soon arrive!!

Do you stay up on New Year’s Eve and ring in the New Year with your loved ones?  Do I hear Yes?  Well me too, well I used to, now my DH and I are both too tired and fall asleep way before the “ball drop”!!  Oups just gave away my age!!!  Hahaha!!

So I am welcoming the New Year way ahead of time!







My process:

  • Stamp leaves from Hero Arts Garden Flowers by Lia with distress ink on white card stock and heat emboss with clear EP.  Closely trim.
  • Punch a 2 inch circle using white card stock.  Stamp ‘Hello’ from Hero Arts Say it All set in black and heat emboss with clear EP.
  • Glue trimmed leaves on edge of circle.
  • Add number sticker on from, and foam adhesive on the back.  Set aside.
  • On white card stock lay Hero Arts BasicGrey Flag Pattern Stencil on top and secure in place.
  • Press clear embossing ink on desire areas, remove stencil, heat emboss with Brass EP.
  • Trim the emboss piece to fit light green card base, adhere.
  • Glue prepared circle on top.



I hope I’ve inspired you to join in the fun of this month’s challenge – Make it Pop.  There still plenty time to enter, see the full detail Here.   Do you like the stencil I used, it’s 50% off right now!   Visit the a2z store to see more.  Feel free to use promote code Cindy15 at check out to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (shipping not included).

Please note that we are also on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these social media outlet if you have not already done so.  You don’t want to miss out on any future promotion!

This will be my last post of the year, so I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a magical holiday season!!  See you in the 2016!




Hero Arts BasicGrey Flag Pattern Stencil (SA038)

Hero Arts Garden Flowers by Lia (CL874)

Hero Arts Say It All (CL574)

Hero Arts Brass Embossing Powder

Clear embossing powder

Ranger Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Crush Olive)

Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)



Using Summer Stamps for Christmas?

Merry and Bright

I love stretching stamps! I set out on a mission to find a way to use some of my non-holiday Hero Arts stamps on a Christmas card, ‘Tis the season and all. So I pulled out a floral stamp, and decided to make somewhat of a holiday wreath with them. No I could’ve kept going with the stamping for a full wreath, but after I got started I like the look of an open border so I left it there. Here’s what I did:

I used a circle die and pencil to draw on an temporary circle image to base my wreath off of.
I began stamping images parallel to one another using Christmas colors until it looked the way I wanted.
Next, I used an anti static powder tool on the card base before stamping my sentiment in versamark and heat embossing some liquid platinum embossing powder.
I mounted the panel onto some craft foam, and then onto a blue card stock base.


Have you joined our monthly challenge yet? This months theme is Fall! Just make a project using your favorite Hero Arts products and you could win a $25 gift card to the a2z scrapbooking store! Check out our Challenge Rules HERE and link up your projects in the side bar!

Discount & Supplies

Need new stuff?! The a2z scrapbooking store has all your favorite Hero Arts supplies + new releases AND you can get them at a great price! 15% off your $25+ purchase using my discount code KRISTINA15. Even better – Looking for something you can’t find? Use the “Request Custom Order” button in the shop

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