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Ink Daubers for Fast Painting

Hi friends, it’s Chark today with a little idea for gift bags for July 4th. I transformed heart die cuts from the Hero Arts So Sorry Stamp & Cut into flags to decorate bags you could fill with candy, sparklers, bang snaps, glow sticks or noisemakers.


The secret to the quick transformation of the white hearts is to use Ink Daubers (on sale now for just $2!!). Just swipe on stripes and dab on the blue in the corner (or cover the whole mini heart). The ink daubers have a sponge applicator built in, so you just color with the bottle, no brushes needed. I added a little strip of rhinestones and celebrate ribbon I had in my stash.

While the hearts dry, stamp the heart string on the bag with the fabulous Hero Arts Unicorn White ink. Adhere all the bits together and fill with your choice of fun stuff.

These would be easy and fast for a wedding too. Just do a free-hand heart in the center of the die cut with the ink dauber in the wedding colors and add matching ribbon. You could even use white bags instead of the kraft lunch bags and ink the whole heart die cut in the wedding colors.

Hope you have a fab weekend! And that you’ll join in our July Challenge of Anything Goes—use a Hero Arts stamp, stencil, die or digi as your main element and then go crazy with the rest! You could win a $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store and I know you’d love that!


HA Unicorn White Ink

HA Ink Daubers $2 right now!

HA So Sorry Stamp & Cut

Clear rhinestones similar to what I used

Celebrate ribbon similar to what I used





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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Mask That Stencil

Hi, crafty friends, it’s Chark here today with some easy masking. I used my fave star stencil and a digi star with sentiment to create this card. I wanted it to look like the big star was trailing some smaller stars, so I just placed my stencil where I wanted it and added some paper that I cut and adhered to the stencil (I used dot roller adhesive).


After that, I used an ink dauber to quickly color the stencil…love those daubers!

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Then I placed the digi stamp (that I trimmed) into place and inked the edges.


I decided to use a die cut as a stencil for this card and just laid the white die cut in place and inked with Salted Ocean Distress Ink on the edges of the card. I didn’t measure or anything and wasn’t going for perfectly placed background images. Then the die cut was all blue, so I popped in the center and added a “Thanks” die cut. I masked the “stencil/die cut” I made so just parts would be inked on the background.


These took so little time (considering I was a little afraid of masking, because I figured you had to be really neat and precise, which I am not at all!) that I will be doing this technique again for fast cards.

Don’t forget to enter your Hero Arts projects in this month’s challenge: Masking.

aAnd a little birdie told me the ink daubers (including the neon colors) are on sale at the store. The yellow one I used is just $3.50! Wait, there’s more… A2Z Scrapbooking is also on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these social media sites, so you don’t  miss out on any future promotions, challenges and inspiration!

Happy Wednesday!


Remember, you can Special Order any of these supplies if the store is temporarily out of the item at no extra charge! Just request it and a2z will make sure you get it!

Astral Digital Stamps

Yellow Ink Dauber

Sky Stencil Pair 

Dot Paper from Echo Park

Star Dust Stickles

Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Thanks Stamp and Cut

Winter Cheer Tag Set