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World Cardmaking Day Fun with Go Wild Digis

Hi, cardmaking buddies! So excited for World Cardmaking Day! For the first time here at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies, we’re celebrating with some blog fun.

First, take a look at this z-folded card I made…it’s my first fun-fold card. I love watching videos of how talented people create crazy fun-fold cards like those box cards that open into a 3-D project, but they seem too complicated for me, so I stay away from fancy stuff 🙂 This was super easy, though, all I had to do was cut an 5.5″x11″ piece of cardstock, score it in the middle and then score and fold back the front piece.

I printed the zebra stripes and then colored them with Tombow markers in pink and yellow, trimmed and adhered it to the card. I printed out the sentiment and colored it with purple and blue Tombows (using a waterbrush to pull the color up for an ombre look). I mounted that sentiment on cardstock and then adhered the little panel to the front fold of the card. Easy!! I couldn’t decide if I should add embellies, but the paper and multi-colored words seem like enough pizazz 🙂

And just for World Cardmaking Day, only our favorite readers and customers (that’s you!) get a 25% discount on the store! From October 7 (8am EDT) until October 8 (11:59pm EDT) you can pile whatever you want into your cart and then enter the code WorldDay25 and bam! you get your discount (except the clearance items, which are already priced crazy low).

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. That means you get your discount on brand-new holiday stamps and dies like this adorable Color Layering Baby Penguin set or Winter Silhouette set from Hero Arts.


You also get the 25% off for your supplies, like Nuvo Gilding Flakes and Glitter Paste, Chibi Lights, and the Wagner Heat Gun.


And you get 25% off your basics, like Gina K 120 lb Premium cardstock, Hero Arts cards/envelopes and adhesives! Who can’t use a discount on more glue pens and Stick-it sheets?

This weekend only, we have a flash challenge and giveaway to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. To enter create any card with a fun fold beyond the basic fold…a gateway fold, a z fold, or whatever fun way you think of to make your card just a little different from an ordinary card. Be sure to link back to us on your post, and enter your post in the rafflecopter directly below. If you do that by Sunday, October 8th at 11:59pm EDT, you’ll be entered to win $20 to the a2z Scrapbooking store. The Rafflecopter giveaway directly below has even more chances to win if you don’t have the time to create a card! Have fun, enjoy the creative weekend and stock up on some goodies to celebrate.

—>>> a Rafflecopter giveaway <<<—

Everyone who enters a card in this challenge this weekend will receive the free Hero Arts digital stamp, Spooky Labels. Perfect for Halloween treat bags, invitations or cards and scrapbook layouts—this set is exclusive to a2z Scrapbooking. We have the exclusive rights to all of the Hero Arts digital stamps, so if you want them, you can only find them here! Provide a way for us to reach you (through your blog or in the comments) and we’ll email the digital set to all our entrants. DT Member Donna used them for her classy treat bags.


If you’re looking for some tips on how to use our Hero Arts digital stamps, Kristina has a video post here to walk you through some of the basics. They’re fun to use and easy and you can size them however you want. Often, I don’t even manipulate the stamp, I just print and color and add to my cards…but there are a lot of ways to use them.

For more inspiration, check out DT member Leslie’s fun-fold card here  and Cindy’s fun-fold card here.  They’re amazing!

Happy World Cardmaking Day! Oh, and check back on Monday, October 9th, to see the September Challenge Winners!


Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




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Please join us in this month’s “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, 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 CHARK15 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.





Baby Footprint Necklace Winner

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here, stopping by to announce the winner of the Baby Footprint Necklace.


The winner is:


Congrats Tristan!!  Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment.  I truly appreciate it.  I will get your necklace to you ASAP.

Thank you to all of you who stopped by and left a comment.  You ladies make my day.

Don’t forget to play along with our challenge this month, the theme is Anything Goes!! Just use at least one Hero Arts product!!  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Thanks for stopping by!



You’re So Lovely in Bold

Looking for the Giveaway for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop?! Click here on the link and then comment on the rafflecopter link at the very bottom!

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Giveaway

Hi, friends, Chark here today with a simple stamped card using the You’re So Lovely Flower Stamps. I wanted a stamp with lots of surface area so I could use the new Bold, Hybrid Hero Arts inks.


I used Strawberry, Tangerine, Pine and the Ombre Neon Chartreuse to Blue. I did some masking, which worked fine for putting all the leaves in the background. The center of the flowers is the new Nuvo Ruby Slippers Glitter Drops. Here they are in close up.


I’m not a huge ink hoarder but I do looove the richness of the Hybrid Inks.

Happy Monday!


 Bold Hybrid Ink

Neon Ombre Ink

You’re So Lovely stamps

Sequin strand from Target $1 spot

Nuvo Ruby Slipper Glitter Drops



Coffee Loving Fall Hop & Giveaway

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Giveaway

Heeyyy, yooouuu guyyyys! Chark here today to join in the wonderful Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. What a great community of caffeinated, creative people this is! a2z Scrapbooking is happy to be a sponsor and offer prizes for the Fall Hop. And I get to join in today with this project.

I used my Boo Stamp and Cut for the little black ghost die cut, and colored him with a dark purple Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen…love the shine of these! The cup is from the digital Caffeine Fix set, and when I saw how the ghosts looked in vellum, they reminded me of steam, so I had to add them!


The sentiments are also from the Boo Stamp and Cut set. It’s pretty popular, so if it’s sold out in the store, all you have to do is hit the aqua Request Custom Order button and ask for it or anything from the Hero Arts catalogs! We can get it for you at no additional cost for requested items.


Our fabulous Design Team is joining in with the hop and you can check out their blogs here. Thanks for stopping by!







Martha Lucia 





And guess what? a2z is offering another prize here on our blog if you enter below. You have 8 chances to put your name in the hat (or is that in the rafflecopter?) for a $25 gift code to the a2z store.

Why shop at a2z Scrapbooking?

  1. You can get your Hero Arts supplies and get a discount as well if you put $25 or over of products in your cart…just use the code FALL10 to get 10% off or you can visit any one of our DT members to get their 15% off code (Shhh! you didn’t hear that from me!)
  2. a2z Scrapbooking is run by volunteers so that the store can support great charities benefiting those with Behchet’s Disease and Celiac Disease. Every purchase you make helps someone with auto-immune disease!
  3. Hero Arts is a Certified Green Business, which means they do an award-winning job of helping the Earth (read more here at Hero Arts).
  4. Lastly, you and I both know you deserve a little treat and you still have a little space somewhere for that cool ombre ink, fun holiday stamp set or those great stencils and dies…amiright? lol…have fun hopping!


    Click Here to Enter —> a Rafflecopter giveaway <—- Click Here to Enter


Winner’s Post for August + Giveaway and Sale

I get to announce the winners for August, one of my favorite things to do, and announce a giveaway—and who doesn’t love a giveaway?!

First, the winner chosen for the $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store for the Color It In Challenge is Janet, with this unique design with beautiful stamping and colors, the team really liked this one! Please contact us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your gift code.

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Our three runners up, who each get bragging rights and a blog button are:

Ashwini with this gorgeous Scattering Leaves stamped card and very cool inking technique


LaVon with this lovely Color Layering Flamingo stamp…the gray shells in the background really make that pink pop! Click on LaVon’s name to see the beautiful details on this card. (Flickr isn’t fond of sharing photos, lol).


and Janet with this delicate, Antique Rose stamped and beautifully colored card.

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Please contact us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your blog buttons.

Many thanks to all the August participants, it’s always fun to see how everyone interprets the challenge. Plus, everyone gets a bunch of inspiration on what to do with their Hero Arts stash!

Don’t forget to enter our September challenge, Make it a Tag, so you can try to win the $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store!


Hero Arts Hedgehog Die Giveaway

Hero Arts Hedgehog Die Giveaway with a2zscrapbooking

Oh, and before you go, here’s the giveaway info! The adorable Paper Layering Hedgehog die is waiting to come home with you and all you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below. If you don’t win him, you can always pop over to the store and put one in your cart to get it 35% off the regular price! Aren’t hedgehogs the cutest?!

Click Here to Enter —>  a Rafflecopter giveaway  <——

Happy Wednesday!