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Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags


Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale – Holly Jolly Hero Arts Christmas

Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags

Hi Friends! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!! I’m here today with another Holiday card mixing up a few different stamp sets and some background inking inspired by a few of Kristina Werners holiday card series cards

I painted on my background with some metallic distress stains and a wide paint brush. I think this would be fun mixed with a little water too, but I just went with the straight stain.
Next I stamped and cut out my coffee cup image, followed by stamping my sentiment onto a little fishtail flag. I covered the coffee cup with a little wink of stella for some shine.


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There is still time to enter our ‘Embellish It‘ Challenge
Link up your projects for a chance at a $25 gift card to the store!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




Hero Arts Rings and Coffee Cup Tags

Hi friends – have you had time to play along with our EMBELLISH IT challenge? We love stopping by to leave you some love on your creations – join us!

Remember, you can shop our Etsy store any time and save 15% by using code: MicheleG15; and if I’ve used something you don’t see in the store, just ask, they happily do custom orders!

Now, let’s get to creating shall we? Funny how you start with an idea in your head and in the end, it takes a 180! ūüėČ I totally CASE’d (copy and share everything) THIS card from MFT Stamps but used the Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags, Rings Bold Prints¬†background stamp (as coffee rings in my eyes) and the Infinity Tags for a fun little gift card tag holder!


I originally thought I would make a full size A2 card but after all the water coloring, die cutting and stamping was done I sat there for a solid 10 minutes staring at everything and it just wasn’t working. HA! Voila – a gift card tag holder was born. Not original, but it worked for the size ratio I felt I needed for the coffee cup.


I started off with some water color paper I received a few months ago in a Hero Arts Monthly kit; stamped the Rings Bold Prints background stamp in VersaMark and covered with Hero Arts clear embossing powder. I then used various distress inks to lay down some watercolor; I kinda liked the red hue from the Tea Dye distress ink so gravitated towards those colors. The coffee cup, the sleeve and the lid were all cut from designer paper and sponged with various distress inks. The coffee cup was rather plain,  so I used the leaves and berries in the stamp set to clear emboss over the cup Рlove how this added just the right texture! I embelished the cup with a little wooden heart from my stash.

I cut another tag from Hero Arts Earth paper to place on the back, then cut the bottom portion of the tag again from designer paper cutting across the top with some decorative scissors and adhered this piece just around the edges so I could slip in a gift card. Finished it off with some twine colored with a burgundy copic so you can add it to a package or hang it on a tree!


Thanks for stopping by; hope you’ll share your creations with us this month!


Stamps: HA Rings Bold Prints, HA Coffee Cup Tags

Papers: unknown water color (from a prior HA monthly kit), MME designer paper, HA Earth paper pack

Ink: Old Paper, Tea Dye, Black Soot, Antique Linen distress inks, VersaMark

Accessories: HA clear embossing powder, HA Infinity Tags, misc. decorative scissors, misc. wooden heart


a2z Scrapbooking November 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Can you believe we are one month away from the end of 2016.  Time is flying and so are our challenges.  We are at a new one again.  Last month passed way too fast for me.

Our new challenge this month is “Embellishment”! As long as you have some embellishments on your project, you can use any Hero Arts product on your card. 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:












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!

Supplies used:

Hero Arts DC195 Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Memories Black Dye Ink
Hero Arts Diamond Gems
Washi tape, Nuvo glitter drops, Wink of Stella

Very Vanilla card Stock
Copic Markers
Glimmer Mist Golden Orange and Pink Poodle by Tattered Angles
Hero Arts Tangerine Hybrid Ink
Hero Arts Pine Hybrid Ink
Hero Arts Coffee Cup Stamp and Die
Memory Box Loopy Rings
Die-Namics circle dies
Tissue Box die-cut from the coffee cup dies with sentiments from the coffee cup stamps
Hero Arts For You Color Layering Flowers
Hero Arts Thanks Stamp and Cut
Neenah 80 lb. and 110 lb. white
DP by Doodlebug
PTI Limeade Ice,
Distress Ink Worn Lipstick
Distress Ink Barn Door
Distress Ink Twisted Citron
Distress Ink Spun Sugar
Thank you so much for stopping by!!