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Masculine Thank you Card with Zoey


Hello beautiful people,

it has been too long since my last post here, I have been missing you all!
I travelled to California for CHA at the beginning of this year and I had the extreme pleasure to stop and make some make and takes at our loved Hero Arts Booth!

It was so much fun!…but then I came back home and I got sick again, I contracted Bronchitis while at CHA so I have been sleeping almost everyday…LOL! Anyway, enough sad parts.. I already bored you enough!

Now….for the fun part!
I made this super easy peasy card because we all know that we NEVER have enough Thank you card, am I rite!?

To create this card you will need:

….and here how I made it!

I started off by adding through the Hero Arts Stencil Tile Works a bit of Ranger Texture Paste and I let it dry very well.

Then, for the background I did a huuuuge mix between Hero Arts Passion Flower Spray Mist and Hero Arts Pool Spray Mist but since the mix wasn’t coming out as I wanted, I decided to play with my favorite Hero Arts Watercolor Wheel to achieve different color shade. I love how they all blended so well.

I have to admit that it took me a bit of work, but only because in my idea I was going for a color that reminded of sea (go figure? lol)…but at the end, I loved the result!

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Mixed Media Card

I also added few splashes of color here and there to create a bit of movement in the card.
I stamped my sentiment from the collection Hero Arts Be Happy CL606 (THIS IS ON SALE!!!) over a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock and I fussy cut it then adhered to the background adding also a small bit of thread.

With the Kuretake Zig Photo Signature Pen Black I scribbled around the border and with the Zig Memory System Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush I added some sparkle to the background.

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Mixed Media Card

And there you have it, a quick Thank you card that I think it would be perfect for a masculine card…what do you think?Before leaving you, let me as always remind you few things….

  1. You still have time to join our monthly challange! This month’s theme is “new to you” – read more about it HERE
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….aand that’s all!!!
I hope I inspired you somehow and hope you will give it a try!

Stay happy, stay creative…till next time!

Ciao, Zoey


Almost Christmas!

Hello beautiful people!!

Zoey here today to show you a really shiny Christmas Card!

I absolutely Love Christmas, I love eating Christmas dishes (here in Italy we have a lot of dishes that we cook only during Christmas time!), I love drinking hot chocolate, I love decorating my house, I love the smell of candles….I love everything but making Christmas Cards!

YES! You read it right, I do not like making Christmas Cards. Call me weird, call me anything, but Christmas cards are not my thing. BUT, there is a BUT….

I fell in love with this Christmas Stamp set by Hero Arts and I can’t stop making Christmas Cards now! LOL.

As you can see in my last post here the stamp is so unique and versatile.

For this card I only used one of the sentiments… So here is my supply list:

I cut from the Hero Arts Latte Layering Paper, a small tag shape . I added color using the Watercolor Wheel by Hero Arts and stamped over with the Hero Arts 19th Century French Script. To stamp this I used the Hero Arts Chalk Latte Ink because I kinda wanted the Tone-on-tone look with the background paper.


Then using the Sponge Daubers I applied the Unicorn Ink through the Stencil; that is one of my favorites- Hero Arts Stencil Tile Work . I love doing this because you add texture to the tag without adding bulk or modeling paste!


What was left to do was adding the sentiment and heat emboss the Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder.

I did the same steps (except for the stencil) for the background.

Here’s the final project and some details!






Hope you will like this simple card!

Quick reminders for you!

November Challange is up — theme is easy “Anything Goes” so do not forget to join us! You can read about the Challange by reading here  and clicking here to submit your projects!!
We are really excited to see what you come up with!!

As always, stay happy stay creative…till next time!

Ciao Zoey


Packaging with Zoey

Hello lovelies,

guess who is back?! Meee  Zoey of course! Missed me?! I hope so because I surely miss you all so much!

Today I will show you a quick and easy way to package gifts – or anything in general! It really takes little time to make pretty little packaging and I really spent a lot of time on Pinterest before finding the one that filled my needs…and my primary need is: IT HAS TO BE QUICK! Yes I needed to scream that!

I love making little gift for the people that takes my class or simple gifts for when we meet with friends or even some RAK. It makes everyone happy, especially me!

I used for both packaging the same supplies :

Paper (I used pages from an old book) , Written in the Stars stamp set , Hero Arts watercolor wheel, Hero Arts India Ink Black and Hero Arts Twine. (Optional : sewing machine , washi tape)


I cut two pages from the old book and with my water color wheel I added some blue color to mimic the sky.

NOTE: Since the book paper is really thin you might want to be extra careful when applying the watercolor (unless you add gesso first).
When the paper was completely dry, I stamped the star image, which is one of my favorite, using the India Black ink. I also added some second generation stamp to fill the background without making it too busy.

I stitched the two pages together around the border and I made a small folder. If you do not have the sewing machine, you can use washi tape or you can glue the sides together and then with a pen add some faux stitching.
The sentiment is from the same stamp set and then I closed the little folder with some twine.
Time to make this package: 8 minutes 




I cut two pages from the book and again I added some watercolor from the watercolor wheel. I stamped my background Image and then I taped the sides of the two pages together with some washi tape. I folded my bottom part to form a bag and glued two pieces of twine to make the handle.
I made the little cluster and again as my sentiment I used a stamp from the same stamp collection.

Time to make this package: 5 minutes

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I really took the time while making it because before I start a mass production I want to be sure 100% that it will not take me too much time!

What do you think!? I hope you will give it a try! Stamps are not only for cards!


Before I go let me just quickly remind you few things…

First, don’t forget that we have a monthly challenge going on! This month’s theme is Autumn and Christmas and we would really love for you to play along with us!  Click HERE to submit your entry ( Please remember that you may enter up to 5 times and you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store with each entry )
Last but not least…..A2ZScrapbooking is looking for new awesome people to join our Design Team — so you and your friends can apply for our call. To learn more about it and to read about requirements you can easily click HERE !
We really hope you will take part of this… we do not eat people…yet! (LOL I’m the silly one from the team if you haven’t noticed by now!) — Jokes aside, this is a great team to be in so I strongly recommend you to give it a try! You will LOVE it here!
Stay happy, stay creative!
Till next time, xoxo




2 cards 1 stamp with Zoey

Hello Crafters!

Zoey‘s again here! Today I want to show you how extremely versatile is the Hero Arts Basic Grey Grand Bazaar You Make me Smile stamp set! Let’s talk few seconds about this stamp set!
I love it because with one stamp set I am able to make a lot of things, the adorable sentiments are easily to adapt for any occasions and for any project!

Today I will show you how I created two cards.

The stamp set also contains few elements that can be really useful if you want to make a custom background….as I did in my first card!
For the base of my card, I used Hero Arts Watercolor Paper (PS626) – then I used Hero Arts Soft Brown shadow Ink Pad (AF170) one stamp from the stamp set and I created my background by stamping two rows.

I was REALLY happy to “find out” that the bubble speech is ONE stamp it self! So you can actually add any sentiment inside of it! Did you know that?!  

Sooo anyway! For the sentiment I used Hero Arts Cup O’Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink and I used the same watercolor paper as the base. All was left to do was to add some doodling around the card and tie a bow with the Hero Arts Twine (CH264). And here’s some photo of the first card!

For the second card, I used again Hero Arts Watercolor Paper (PS626) but this time I also used Hero Arts Neon Pink Ink Spray (WM103) to create a watercolor background (sort of!).
I used the chevron stamp from the sameHero Arts Basic Grey Grand Bazaar You Make me Smile stamp set and the Hero Arts Neon Pink Ink Pad to stamp a line across the background of my card and I used the same color ink pad to add my sentiment. As you  can see this time I turned around the bubble speech!

Here’s are some photo of the second card!



So what do you think? There is nothing I love more than use the same stamp for more than one project!
While I was making these cards, I also thought that this stamp set would be perfect for adding some sentiments to project life/pocket page or even scrapbooking page!

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Before I leave you, I want to remind you that at the bottom of this post you can find the link to all the supplies I used to make this card and that you can purchase them from the store with a discount code ZOEY15 to get a -15% (minimum purchase is 25$). You can also use the same discount for any other item you want to buy from the store!

Make sure you check out our SALE section as there are a lot of interesting things on sale! (like STENCILS!!!) and also the DIGITAL section as we added new digital items!

Also, yesterday we posted our new monthly challange, make sure you check it out !

Ok I am done, LOL! Sorry for this long post!
Stay happy, stay creative…till next time! xoxo



Friendship Card

Hello Crafters!

This is Zoey , your new Italian bff! Today I am here to show you how I created a card for a friend.

The theme of this card goes along with our monthly challange – that if you haven’t read about it yet, it is about Encouragement.

For the base of my card I used Hero Arts Watercolor Paper PS626. I just love the textured of this paper – and it is perfect for the watercolor technique I am about to show you! (I know many of you might know this technique already! lol!)

So I cut my front panel of the card…and then I cut few pieces of an old book page, I adhered the pieces to the paper and then I distressed it a bit.

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And now to the fun part!

I grabbed my Hero Arts Purple Neon Spray WM108 and also my Hero Arts Butter Bar Spray WM112 – as you know these two are usually used as Spray, but today we will use them to create a watercolor effect for our background! Just simply mist the spray over a craft Sheet (or anything that will not stick !) , I then added some more water and I simply placed the card over the colors, I let it sit for few seconds and then I picked the piece up.


That was the result…and I loved it at the first try!

When it was COMPLETELY dry (and really, make sure it is very well dried!!) I added some Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste through this wonderful Hero Arts Large Lotus Pattern Stencil SA001


I let the paste dry alone, but in case you want to speed up the process you can use the heat tool — just make sure to move the heat tool around to prevent bubbles!

Last thing I did was stamping the sentiment with Hero Arts India Ink Black AF248 and adding some lines with a black gel pen to border my background.

And that is the final result – what do you think about it?

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I hope you will give it a try and use your spray mist in a different way!

If you want to purchase the products I used to create this card just click over the links and use ZOEY15 to get a 15% discount (the code will work for any other products too!)

Stay Happy, Stay Inspired!

Till next time , CIAO!