Quick Thank You Tags & Other Quick Projects

Howdy! Here’s some really quick thank you tags I made.

Some of them I put them on bags when I sell something and the person is doing a porch pick up. I add their name to them also. Easy, fun and a special little touch. I think I will just add them when I make them.

Some tags I made for my hubby for gifts going to Wyoming. He kept one.

Supplies: Hero Arts July 2019My Monthly Hero set, Rubber Hedgehog Buffalo stamp, Distress Inks

Supplies: Holiday Seals stamp set by The Stamping Village, Hero Arts Everyday Messages, Hero Arts Happy Holly Days, Copic pens, Gelly Roll Metallic Gold pen, Gelly Roll Glaze pen

Supplies: Hero Arts Happy Holly Days, Hero Arts Everyday Messages

Supplies: Magazine Freebie stamp set Winter Wonderland, Lawn Fawn Thankful Mice stamp set

Supplies: Rubbernecker Stamps Cobblestone Background heat embossed, Cheery Lynn Designs Small Leaves die set

Supplies: Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February 2020 kit, Copic markers. It’s fun to do this really quick things and not worry about having everything just so.

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Summer Garden, Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages

Supplies: Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2019 kit, Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cut set. A little messy on the stamping but it just a quick one for the stuff I sell on my porch. I put clear lacquer on the windows.

Tim Holtz Smudging

I used the Tim Holtz smudging technique on this one. Love the technique. In real life this is a little more vibrant than the photo.

Supplies: Oxide Distress Inks, Tim Holtz Mini Classics stamp set, Tim Holtz Dried Flower stamp, Archival Black ink, Hero Arts Thanks A Bunch stamp set

Supplies: Hero Arts Untitled Heart stamp set. Just using my stamps on something other than a card. This was a little goodie bag for my son.

Super quick card… ink smooshed background using Distress Oxide Ink or Distress Ink
Butterfly cut from Metallic Kraft-Stock using the TH Mini Detailed Butterflies die.
I give these to folks when I pick up free things in the neighborhood.

National Coffee Day Blog Hop & Giveaway

National Coffee Day Blog Hop

Guess what day it is! Yes it is National Coffee Day and there is a hop to go along with it. The hop begins at the a2z Scrapbooking blog. The design team has cards for you to check out and there are several giveaways. There is also some great bargains over at a2z.

Here are the links to the a2z Design Team cards for some inspiration and if you comment another chance to win a prize.

Annie

Arlene

Cindy

Karen – You are here!

LeeAnn

Here is the coffee card I made for this fun hop. And me.. yes I love coffee. I have a coffee bean roaster and a grinder. Sometimes I roast my own beans. I only drink one cup a day and I want some good coffee. I think there will be an afternoon decaf going on today!

To create the background I used the Hero Arts Holiday Petals & Leaves stamp set. I took all the little leaves and put them on one block and stamped on the kraft paper with Versamark.

The coffee cups are from a couple different digital sets that are available in the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy shop. The digital kits that I used are Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes, Hero Arts Caffeine Fix and Sugartree Stamps Hug In a Mug. I listed these as they go across the card from left to right. I colored the mugs with Copics. The leaf on the one mug is from the background stamp that I colored with a Gelly Roll pen and cut out. The sleeve and the heart on the other mugs were part of the images. I did all of the gold accenting with a gold metallic Gelly Roll pen and I love that thing.

The multi color strip is alcohol ink on regular paper. Kind of funny, it is some piece of paper my husband grabbed at a hotel and gave to me. It is thick and has a nice texture. It is hard to see in the photo but there is some gold alcohol ink on there too.

The sentiment is die cut twice for a bit of dimension.

a2z Scrapbooking is giving away a $20 prize to a randomly selected winner from those who commented on the a2z Scrapbooking blog.
Visit each of the Design Team blog posts and comment. One randomly selected winner from each Design Team blog post will win two coffee themed digital prizes.
Deadline to comment is Oct 5, 11:59 pm EDT. Winner will be announced on Oct 7th.
 To claim your prize email a2zscrapbookingtech@gmail.com with subject line: National Coffee Hop a2z Karen

Enjoy the hop!

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Coloring with Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digital Images

Howdy! More coffee fun with a2z Scrapbooking and the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! This is fairly new to me and I am really enjoying it. 

Check out my teammates wonderful cards over at the a2z Scrapbooking Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog hop post. For more inspiration and linking your cards up for prizes check out the details on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

I started my card by sizing and printing out two coffee cups from the Hero Arts digital set Caffeine Fix in the a2z Scrapbooking store.  I colored them with Copics and a Gelly Roll metallic pen and cut them out. I really like that gold pen. The coffee has to be two different types, one with cream how I drink my coffee and one black.

The background is stamped with white pigment ink on kraft.

The snowflakes were die cut, sprayed and then colored over with the gold pen. You know sometimes it takes doing a few things to have it look right.

The sentiment was die cut also with the same steps as the snowflakes and one additional step of coloring around the edges with a red Copic pen. The reason the red came about is when I sprayed the pieces in my spray box some red paint from a previous spray soaked thru the gold a little and it looked pretty nice. I covered that on top of the letters but thought I would go around the edges with the red pen.

 

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Check out the a2z Scrapbooking store to get the Hero Arts Caffeine Fix digital kit.  Use my discount code Karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in the store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Caffeine Fix digital kit
  • Hero Arts Snowflake Pattern Bold Print
  • Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment ink
  • Penny Black A Blizzard dies
  • Bo Bunny Christmas Card dies
  • Copic pens
  • Gelly Roll Metallic pen

Hero Arts Feathered Friends Christmas

Howdy! It’s almost Fall! When fall comes around it’s just that much closer to Christmas. So I made a Christmas card using the, oh so cute, digital birds from the Hero Arts Feathered Friends Digital kit. The really nice thing about the digital images is that you can make them any size to fit your project.

Hero Arts Feathered Friends Digital Kit

The first thing I did to start my card was put 4 of the 5 bird images from the Feathered Friends kit into a Word document. Then I sized them to fit my card design. I printed them out on some off white Neenah paper. I colored them with Copics. I cut them out by hand.

For the background I stamped, on the same color of Neenah paper, using Hero Arts background stamp Wooden Floor Bold Prints. I used Antique Linen Oxide Distress ink. I used my Misti to keep things lined up nice.

The tree was stamped using Oxide Distress inks Vintage Photo and Lucky Clover on kraft paper. I cut out the tree by hand. I used to say I don’t really do fussy cutting but I don’t mind if it is not to “fussy”. The star was also stamped on kraft paper using Fossilized Amber ink. I colored over that with a gold Gelly Roll metallic pen and cut the star out a little smaller than it’s actual size. The star is popped up with foam tape. The star and tree are from Hero Arts stamp set Swirl Christmas. I added the red ornaments or lights on the tree using Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Back to those cute birds… I drew the legs on the background and then popped up the birds a little bit with a couple layers of Glue Dots.  Sometimes I want things just a little raised up and this did the trick.

The sentiment is also from Hero Arts set Swirl Christmas and is stamped with Oxide Distress ink in Fired Brick.

 

a2z scrapbooking challenge september 2018

 

Check out this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge.

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

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