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Hello there!

Monica M here to share a card for this months Anything Goes Challenge. These challenges are always a fun favorite for those who love endless possibilities. I chose to use this fun layering parrot. Sad to say this was my first time using him, I just hate to admit it’s taken me this long to use him!

hello there parrot

I used my mini Misti to line up each layer for stamping. I love that face! I then trimmed down the stamped panel and added my sentiments. I loosely measured where the panel would set on the card front and stamped the three leaf images in the set with different shades of green. I used some fun foam to pop the panel up off the card before adding Nuvo drops for accents in a few places.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge


Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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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Hello Gorgeous Swallowtail Butterfly

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Hi there, it’s Angie here with a super quick and fun card for you!  I bought some plaid paper recently and have had a lot of fun playing with it!  I cut the Hero Arts Swallowtail Fancy Butterfly die out of the plaid and cut a few curved stitched edges from it too.  I stamped the sentiment in Hero Arts black ink from the Hero Arts Hello Gorgeous set heat embossed in Hero Arts clear embossing powder.   I added some Nuvo white drops on the back of the butterfly.

Here’s a list of the supplies I used:

I hope you will have time to join in the fun for this month’s  challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store.

2nd Chance to Win: During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

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Paper Layering Daisy Hello


Angie here today with a fun card with lots of red on it for our February Challenge!

I copied the technique Jennifer McGuire recently showed in a video.  I varied it a little by cutting the daisy out of the center, and popped the daisy and the sentiments  up on fun foam.  The little black notes are a tiny punch I have in my stash.

I used Hero Arts DI181 Paper Layering Daisy, Hero Arts Hello stamp and die set, Hero Arts CG691 Garden Bold Prints background stamp (out of stock but you can special order it), Hero Arts White Embossing powder, white and black card stock, Hero Arts Red Ink.

I hope you will have time to join in the fun for this month’s  challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store.

Don’t forget, you can use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping) at the a2zscrapbooking store.



Embellished Hero Arts Paper Layering Daisy Card – Hello Stamp and Cut

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I had so much fun making this embellished card!  I used the Hero Arts DI181 Paper Layering Daisy die set to cut the flower out of plaid patterned paper, then used the outside die that comes with the set to give the dark brown background under the petals.  I used patterned paper from my stash in oranges and browns and yellow to create the layers on this card.  The sentiment is a die from the Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Die set DC151 cut from brown card stock and then sparkled up with some Wink of Stella.  I used circle and rectangle dies from my stash to cut the layers.  I added the layers to a Hero Arts White Card base PS566 and added tons of gems.  Some were Hero Arts and other were from my stash.  You can find great gems in many colors in the store click HERE!

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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A Hero Arts Hello with Layering Orchids

Hello…. a great sentiment.   You can add lots of other sentiments with it.  Just like I did here


Hello With Orchids

I used two beautiful sets from Hero Arts….

The orchid stamp set (CL942) has a matching die set as well (DI177) but I don’t have it.   I added a die cut Hello from CL151 with the sentiment from the set.    Using a MISTI tool really makes the layering stamps easy to do.

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Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot CL946

Hero Arts Hello Stamp Cut DC151



Hello You’re So Lovely


Hi everyone, it’s Angie here with another CAS card to hopefully inspire you to join in the fun challenge at a2zscrapbooking blog this month!  There’s still time to enter and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the A2Z Scrapbooking Store!  You can read all about it – HERE!

I used the Hero Arts set “You’re so Lovely” to stamp inside the masked area, I  used 2 stamps, (the little berries on the branch and the “hello” stamp) from the set and heat embossed them in white, then inked multiple colors of ink on the strip.  I removed the masking and let the inks dry, then stamped a bunch of little hearts all over the rest of the card and heat embossed it in clear so you can’t really see it – it just gives a nice effect.  You could use any stamp you like to do this for a subtle background.  I wrapped some twine around the colored section, then mounted it on fun foam, then a black panel, then a white folded card.

Here’s a list of the supplies I used:

Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Stamp set it also has a matching die set Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Die Set.  Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper PS610Hero Arts Snow White Folded Cards PS566Hero Arts White Embossing PowderHero Arts Midnight Mix Layering Paper PS607,  Sponge Ink Daubers.

And here are the inks available in the store that match what I used:  Hero Arts Raspberry Jam Shadow InkHero Arts Lemon Yellow InkHero Arts Indigo Ink,  .   A set that has little hearts in it if you want to make that kind of background:  HERE

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A Little Hello

Hello there everyone! Jennifer here from Caffeinated Papercuts and I love this month’s challenge of Texture!

Now, you’re probably expecting that I broke out the texture paste and whipped up something awesome, and you would be half right – it’s awesome. I had a stencil in my hand when I remembered that the town was flushing the hydrants and, therefore, I had no water to clean my supplies with! Oops…so plan b was created, and for those of you who don’t have texture paste or the like, this card is for you!

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Embossing powder to the rescue! Between the heat embossing and the twine, this card is full of texture and less messy than paste. Well, except when you spill powder all over…so I hear…

Now, a small disclaimer – both stamp sets I used are out of stock in the shop. I know, I know…I always manage to do that to you guys! But fear not, just hit the little ‘request custom order’ button in the shop and they’ll hook you up. Ok? Ok. Be sure to check out the new holiday stamps while you’re there, too, because OMG are they amazing! JENNIFER15 gets you 15% off your order of $25 or more, remember…all right, back to the card! **Update – the gorgeous background stamp is back in stock! Woohoo**

I started with some Pool layering paper and scored it at 5.5″ to create my top-folding card. The BasicGrey Bold Flower Pattern background stamped was inked up with VersaMark and heat embossed with the Hero Arts White embossing powder, which is truly my favorite white powder ever. While my powder was out, I stamped the ‘hello’ tag from the Little Tags set onto a scrap of gray cardstock and heat embossed it as well.

So all the white you see here is embossing powder, and the blue peeking through is the Pool cardstock. I wish you could feel this, it’s really amazing. You’ll just have to make one yourself and see. 😉

2015-08-15 Jennifer embossing

Once I had everything heat embossed, my card was nearly done! I trimmed out the tag and used a small hole punch to use it as an actual tag, then wrapped the hemp cord around the card and knotted it. To attach the tag, I looped more cording through the opening and then tied it around my string bundle, giving it that cool double-knot look. A bit of dimensional tape behind the card and it was done!

2015-08-15 Jen embossed hello card

Honestly, it took no time at all to make. Like I’m off to make a full set of these cuties to have on hand! I hope this gave you a different idea of how to add texture to your card – I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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Happy Crafting!


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By the Sea

I’m thrilled to be creating with new Hero Arts Stamps … have you checked out the latest release … so many cool things.

This card combines three new products  – Hero Arts/BasicGrey Waves Background; Hero Arts/BasicGrey Anchors Away; and Kelly’s No Comment.


I inked the waves with blue Hawaii and Blue Violet inks and then created my underwater wonderland by stamping on top with the same inks.  Kelly’s sentiment seemed perfect for my school of fish.

For the second card I used the same process (because if you’re going to stamp one … you might as well stamp two).


This time I used the sentiment from the Anchors Aweigh Set.

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Remember, you can use Coupon Code STEPH15 for 15% off your order of $25.00 or more (before tax and shipping) in the a2z Store … and the a2z Store has the 2015 Hero Arts release in stock.


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Springtime Hello

Greta here with a card to hopefully brighten your day & inspire you to make something for our embossing challenge.  I know many of you are in the midst of a pretty severe winter, so how about thinking Spring?! My card uses two of the wonderful stamp sets in the a2z store’s SALES/RETIRED section.

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I started by inking the little flower using another sale item–Pale Yellow ink dauber–& randomly stamped it around the card front.  The frame was white embossed twice with one frame completely trimmed out & just the inside of the other one.  After stamping “Hello” in Cup O’ Joe on the partial frame, it was attached with foam tape & mounted to the center of the card.  One additional flower was trimmed out & popped up.  The frame & added flower were coated with Stickles & pale yellow pearls decorate the flowers.  Now it’s your turn–use at least ONE HERO ARTS STAMP, HERO ARTS DIGITAL IMAGE OR HERO ARTS DIE CUT (Hero Arts Silhouette shapes are allowed too) along with any type of embossing & enter the February challenge.  Remember, you can use GRETA15 to get 15% off a minimum $25 purchase in the a2z store.

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Hero Arts Happy Birthday Scroll
Hero Arts BasicGrey Spice Market
White cardstock
Foam tape
Hero Arts Pastel Yellow Ink Dauber
Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe Mid-tone Shadow Ink
Stickles Frosted Lace Glitter Glue
Hero Arts yellow pearls



Hello everyone.  I generally avoid coloring images, but watercoloring is fun & forgiving.  That’s the theme for this month’s challenge & I have a card to show you what I mean.  The flowers were stamped & embossed in black. Next I used a water brush to wet one of the flowers.  Then I touched the brush on a Distress Ink pad & touched the flower. The ink moves because the flower is wet, making it easier to color.  More ink was added as needed to get the intensity I wanted.  I continued this process until all the flowers were colored.  After fussy cutting, I fit the image inside the frame & attached it to a dry embossed vellum panel.  The sentiment was stamped, fussy cut & attached with foam tape.  I finished off the card with some little pearls.  Hope I’ve inspired you to try some watercoloring & enter our December challenge.


Feel free to use my discount code, GRETA15, to pick up some goodies from The Store at 15% off a $25 minimum purchase.

Tall Flowers

Live Life

Heavyweight Cardstock


Black Cardstock

Adhesive Backed Pearls

Foam Adhesive

Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large & Classic Scalloped Ovals Large

Embossing Folder Polka Dots

Distress Ink worn lipstick & seedless preserves

StazOn Jet Black

Water Brush