Papercraft

Hero Arts Birthday blessings

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! Here’s to wishing you an absolutely wonderful 2018! I’m thrilled to share that I’m the new challenge coordinator over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog — very proud and honored I am indeed! I’m posting on the blog today and am happy to share a DT inspiration project for our “New To You” challenge this month using the Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut! For our challenge this month, we’d love to see you use something new you got over holidays, use an unused stamp from an old stamp set, try a new technique, etc.

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I tried a new technique for my CAS birthday card… alcohol inks on Yupo paper. Yep, I bought a package of Yupo paper a couple months ago which I hadn’t used yet so I broke it out for this challenge! I layered a strip of the pretty alcohol ink background I created on silver mirror cardstock and affixed a multi-layer ‘blessings’ sentiment along with a heat embossed ‘birthday’ portion. I attached this strip to a stitched rectangle die cut layered on a piece of purple Foamies foam.

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You can use any colors of alcohol ink on this Yupo paper to create an absolutely gorgeous background! I see more of these in my future, lol!

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Here are a couple flat angled shots showing that pretty background.

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And for the inside, I layered a strip of the alcohol ink background on silver mirror cardstock and adhered it to the left side, and then stamped the sentiment on an oval window die cut butted up against the silver cardstock.

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #59 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #39 – Something New (new technique)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: January Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge: Something New (new technique)
Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #314/315 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Versamark

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and Cranberry cardstock, Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock, Ranger Yupo Paper
Ink: Ranger Eggplant, Purple Twilight and Cranberry alcohol inks
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Isopropyl alcohol, Darice Foamies foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is New To Me this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Winter Papers. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

 

Papercraft

Hero Arts Tree-Mendous Birthday

Hello, crafty friends! Merry Christmas! Today is finally here… one we’ve been preparing for since August or September – making cards and gifts! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Tree-Mendous Digital Kit and the Hero Arts Birthday Bash Digital Kit! Another fun (almost) one-layer and all-digital card! I wanted to demonstrate the versatility of the Tree-Mendous Digital Kit – instead of using it for a Christmas card, I used it for a birthday card by coloring one of the trees in bright colors and adding a birthday sentiment from the Birthday Bash Digital Kit.

I printed a tree with flourishes and a sentiment, along with an extra tree (without the sentiment) on the opposite side of a piece of thick white cardstock. I flipped the piece over and printed the sentiment.

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I cut the cardstock in half vertically and scored the card base (the half with the sentiment). I fussy cut the extra tree, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and layered it on black cardstock which I trimmed, leaving a very narrow edge of black around the image. I colored the flourishes with a sparkle overlay marker and then ‘dabbed’ Multi Medium Matte over the entire image with a pouncing tool to give it some subtle texture. I adhered the tree to the card base and added a few pink sequins to finish the front.

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Here’s an angled shot – I’m hoping you can see the dimension from dabbing on the multi medium matte. You can definitely see it in person – and feel it – and it’s very cool!

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And here is the very simple inside. The sentiment is from the Birthday Bash Digital Kit.

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge: Week #51 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #102 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday: Week #51 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #140 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #72 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers: #15 – Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff: End of Year Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #314/315 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Tree-Mendous Digital Kit
Hero Arts Birthday Bash Digital Kit

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- PL5, BP7, BT9, JG9; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker; Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Accessories:  Ranger Multi Medium Matte, sponge pouncing tool, Pretty Pink Posh Strawberry Burst sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Make It Pop this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is the Hero Arts Birthday Bash Digital Kit. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Hero Arts Celebrate

Hi everyone! Well, we’re half-way into December and only nine more sleeps until the jolly round man in the red suit will be visiting your town! I’m posting today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using the absolutely adorable Hero Arts Birthday Bash Digital Kit. This just so happens to be our Digi of Month and will be the prize going to our randomly-selected winner this month! I didn’t time myself but I think it probably only took about 30 minutes from start to finish to make this card – and it would be super fun to mass produce to have a few in your card stash for a last-minute need.

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I don’t do one-layer or all-digital cards very often, but I enjoyed this! Love the black and white monochrome with a pop of pink! I printed a birthday cake and a sentiment on cardstock, flipped it over and printed the inside sentiment, then added a piece of black and white patterned paper across the top for a little interest. I colored the squiggle of icing on the cake hot pink along with a strip of white cardstock to match which I adhered across the front under the patterned paper. I added a tiny pre-made black and white printed bow. You can’t see it very well in the photos, but I used Glossy Accents on the icing.

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And here’s the wish BIG sentiment on the inside. Love it!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination: #140 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers: #15 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #29 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Birthday Bash Digital Kit

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pop of Pink Specialty DSP
Ink: Spectrum Noir BP7
Dies/Punches: Fiskars Corner Rounder
Accessories:  Glossy Accents, tiny pre-made printed satin bow

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Make It Pop this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is the Hero Arts Birthday Bash Digital Kit. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Hero Arts Good-bye and Good Luck tag

Hello, my crafty friends! It’s Sunday and I hope you’re having a fun crafty weekend! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Vintage Travel Digital Kit along with the Hero Arts Pop Pattern Stencil. I created a fun good luck tag in honor of our “Make It Pop” challenge this month (with lots of layers and dimension), and what’s really neat is the tag base is a leftover corrugated package insert that I almost threw away but caught myself when I thought “Oh, I could use that!” I also did some stamping with bubble wrap on the back of the tag along with some stenciling. This was a fun one! So fun, in fact, that I ended up making another one for another design team project, so stay tuned – you’ll see that one in a few days, lol!

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I printed a vintage car, international postage and two suitcases on ivory cardstock, fussy cut them all and set them aside. I cut the top corners off diagonally to make the rectangular package insert tag-shaped, and then covered it with Postale tissue wrap. I added a strip of torn page from an old paperback novel, and then applied texture crackle paste with a mini dot stencil. When that dried, I spritzed pink and blue India ink over the tag and let the ink run.

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I watered down some brown acrylic paint and brushed it over the antique car and when it was dry, I adhered it to the tag with foam tape.

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I adhered the international postage, the pair of suitcases, a pretty Prima flower, some crocheted lace with zipper trim, and then the sentiment. I inked the edges of the tag with Walnut Stain distress ink,  and the final touch was splattered brown acrylic paint mixed with a little water.

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Here are a couple more angled photos to show the dimension. I’m really loving how this turned out – it’s mixed media but a simple design!

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And, finally, here is a pic of the back of the tag which features the bubble wrap stamping I mentioned above and stenciling with the Hero Arts Pop Pattern stencil.

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I’d love to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #273 – Anything But A Card
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes with Optional White

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Vintage Travel Digital Kit
Hero Arts Pop Pattern Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Corrugated package insert, Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock, Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock, Tim Holtz idea-ology Postale Tissue Wrap
Ink: Pink and blue India ink, Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Postage Stamps die
Accessories:  Liquitex Matte Gel, bubble wrap, Ranger Opaque Texture Crackle Paste, Memory Box Mini Dots Stencil, Prima flower, Wild Orchid Crafts crocheted lace, Indygo Junction Vintage Zipper, ribbon and twine scraps

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tag and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Make It Pop this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Birthday Bash. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Hero Arts WELCOME to the neighborhood

Hi everyone! It’s Saturday and my wish to you is to have a wonderful weekend! We’re (still) waiting for snow in our little town in Colorado, lol! I’m posting today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using the absolutely adorable Hero Arts Silly Scape City Buildings digital kit. I’m in love – and it has some amazing extras that come with it! I created a fun note card that would be an awesome compliment to some baked goodies taken to a new neighbor!

We’re a little more than a week in with our December Make It Pop challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking and I thought this card would make a great sample, with bright colors and several layers.

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I printed the cloud background on white cardstock along with three of the building images. I left one building image uncolored, fussy cut it and adhered it to the background piece which I layered on black cardstock. I completely colored the second building image, fussy cut it, and affixed it over top of the black and white image on the background on foam tape.

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I colored just a few of the buildings in the foreground on the third image, fussy cut them and affixed them on top of the second layer with foam tape. I printed the sentiment on my computer, cut it into a strip and adhered it to the top of the front panel. I left the inside blank to write a custom message. Loving how this turned out – the dimension is so cool!

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Happy to share this fun card in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Wk 49 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Silly Scape City Buildings digital kit

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- EB6, DR2, GB11, LV2, CT4, OR3, TB8, BP4, JG5, GT2; Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Accessories:  Scotch dimensional foam tape, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Make It Pop this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Birthday Bash. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Hero Arts hello there!

** 12/31/17 DT Favorite at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge! **

Hi everyone! The December Make It Pop challenge is live over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m super excited to share my DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot stamps and dies, and quite a few Hero Arts inks. Not only did I use lots of layers but I used lots of stamps and lots of color!

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I have to tell you that this color layering stamp set (and dies) are sold out in the a2z Scrapbooking store. I hate to admit that I messed up and created this project for our challenge this month not realizing (or not remembering, lol) they were sold out, but I do have good news – you can special order the stamps and dies at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

This is probably one of my favorite Hero Arts stamp sets and I was really excited to use it. I created a double fun fold and used just about every stamp in the set. Lots of color and lots of layers. And my all-time favorite color – green. ;)

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Here’s a shot of the first fold open from right to left to reveal a sentiment.

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And here’s a shot of the second fold open from bottom to top to reveal another sentiment. Isn’t this just stinkin’ cute?!

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #379 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenges: December Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: December Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #151 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #139 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: #177 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1748 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot (special order from a2z Scrapbooking at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot Frame Cuts (special order from a2z Scrapbooking at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Moss Ink
Hero Arts Fresh Lawn
Hero Arts Lime Green Ink
Hero Arts Grape Juice Ink
Hero Arts Aegean Ink
Hero Arts Indigo Ink
Hero Arts Rose Madder Ink

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, GKD Jelly Bean Green and Fresh Asparagus cardstock, Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 3/4″ Circle Punches
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Large green gemstone

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Make It Pop this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Birthday Bash. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Hero Arts Merry Thanks cards (set of 4)

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! I’m posting again today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m excited to share a set of four thank you cards I created with the Hero Arts Merry Background Christmas Digital Kit and Hero Arts Say It In Pieces Digital Greetings. Everybody needs ‘thank-you-for-the-awesome-Christmas-gifts’ cards in their stash!

I grabbed four Hero Hues Sea Mixed Folded Cards. I printed the Hero Arts Merry Background four times in block style on white cardstock and then cut the sheet in quarters.

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I cut a stitched rectangle die cut panel from each quarter of the cardstock and adhered one to each card base. I printed a simple ‘thanks’ sentiment from the Say It In Pieces Digital Greetings set four times, cut them in strips,  layered them on purple cardstock and adhered one to each card front. I cut narrow strips of silver glitter paper and adhered one beneath each sentiment strip.

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One final shot of the four cards. I’m really loving how these turned out!

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Happy to enter this set of Christmas thank you notes into the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #55 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #310/311 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Merry Background Christmas Digital Kit
Hero Arts Say It In Pieces Digital Greetings
Hero Hues Sea Mixed Folded Cards

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Perfect Plum cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Stack
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die

I hope you’ve enjoyed this set of cards and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Winter this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Vintage Travel! And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig