{a2z scrapbooking} What's the Word Bird - Hero Arts Handmade

Hero Arts Color Layering Bird 



Happy Tuesday friends! Kristina here. Today I'm playing with the Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and Branch I needed a masculine birthday card, and thought Mr. Birdie would fit the bill. I really wanted to use the sentiment "Whats the word Bird" but needed it to be a birthday card, so I hand wrote the rest in. I could have also used a digital stamp or typed/printed. I like that the set comes with a few different options for the branch (Leaves vs Flowers) so you could easily make the a feminine card as well.
My original plan was just a simple one layer card, but I decided it was a little too CAS for me, so I grabbed a postage stamp die and ran the finished card through my die cutting machine, followed by cutting 3 additional squares of the same die to pop it up. I went with some blue inks from the Lia collection, but I think you could get some crazy fun birds mixing up the colors with some of the Hero Arts layering specific ink cubes
 Hero Arts Inksaf355_1024x1024af361_1024x1024        Easy Peasy right?! Now, don't forget we have our monthly challenge going on. This month is everyone's favorite, ANYTHING GOES, just grab your Hero Arts supplies and link up for your chance at a $25 gift card to the store!

 All supplies used here are linked below, most can be purchased at the a2z scrapbooking store and good news, you can get 15% off with my discount code KRISTINA15 { minimum $25 purchase }

CHALLENGES
Simon Says Stamp - Something New (Color Layering Bird Stamp) (Postage Stamp Dies)
 A Blog Named Hero - Something New (Color Layering Bird Stamp)

 Until next time...



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{a2z scrapbooking} A Hero Arts New Year

Hero Arts Vintage Christmas 
Welcome friends & Happy Holidays! I hope you've had a great weekend and are maybe even enjoying a little time off work today! I wanted to stretch my holiday stamps and get a little more use, by moving them down to the next holiday! 

The Vintage Christmas set is versatile enough to be used all winter long. Just pair it with some different sentiments, like I did here. I've mixed a Hero Arts Digitial Stamp "Say it in Peieces" and Concord & 9th "Sophisticated Script" to make my own sentiment. 

The Hero Arts Vintage Christmas set + tons of other holiday stamps are currently on sale in the a2z scrapbooking store, while supplies last, and you can save an additional 15% with my discount KRISTINA15 So here's what I did for this card:
  • In photoshop I created an a2 sized blank template, arrange my sentiment pieces where I wanted and printed onto Neenah cardstock
  • Next I stamped and clear embossed "New Year"
  • Lastly I stamped assorted images from the set, to create a little wintery scene
  • To finished, I trimmed the card down by .25" around and mounted it onto some glitter cardstock before adhering to a white card base
And that's it! Super easy and a great way to get more use out of holiday stamps! You could easily swap the sentiments for "Thinking of You" or "Missing You" or even a winter birthday.


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There's still some time left to join out December challenge, Anything But a Card - Link up you projects for a chance at a $25 gift card to the store!!




  






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{a2z scrapbooking} Hero Arts Holiday Tag

Hero Arts Holiday Gift Tag
Hi Friends! Kristina here with a project for our "Anything but a Card" challenge this December. My inspiration today comes from Kay Miller and the 12 tags of Christmas on the Ellen Hutson blog. I've never been one to do many gift tags, but her's looks so enticing I thought I'd giving it a go.

I cut out a base circle with a stitched circle die, and then an additional circle one size smaller from two colors of cardstock. I used versamark ink to create a tone-on-tone simple background. You could also use pattern paper. I cut each circle in half and peiced them together on the background, before layering on a die cut sentiment, a glittery snow flake, a Hero Arts Snowy Tree and the cute little owl from Hero Arts Holiday Animals. He was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I was ready to give up on those markers until I saw Jennifer McGuires favorite things video for paper, which turned me on to Bristol Smooth paper and the rest is history. I like the markers now :)
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I hope you too will join us in the challenge this month. You have until month end to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card    







a2z scrapbooking storeAll supplies are linked below for your conveinence, many can be found in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code KRISTINA15 Hero Arts Holiday is selling out fast & wont be re-ordered until next year, so get it while they last! If there's every something you want that you don't see in store, use the custom order button :)

I'm also entering this into the Marker Pop Winter Challenge
And the Simon Says Stamp Ice Inspiration


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MFT Color Challenge: Deck the Halls


Can you believe there's less than a month until Christmas?
Have you started shopping - Because I have not. Haven't even thought of it.
That's a lie, I bought myself a few gifts ;)

Anywho - Here's a little card I made for the MFT Color Challenge this week.
Here's the palate
http://www.cardchallenges.com/2016/11/mft-color-challenge-58.html

I bought this Ornament Banner stamp set last year on sale and it appears it has now been discontinued which is a bummer because I quite like it! But when I got the Hero Arts Pine Branches set I thought this would go great with it, so I decided to deck the halls!

Overall pretty clean and simple card. I stamped all the images in the challenge colors using my MISTI to double stamp the pine branches to look a little fuller. Stamped my sentiment, and then made a little glittery frame using a rectangle die cut. Easy Peasy. 

All supplies are linked below, many though Simon Says Stamp who is running a great small business saturday sale! $5 off orders of $5 or more, or free shipping on orders over $50!

Until Next Time

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