Using A Die Cut To Create A CAS Card – a2z Scrapbooking Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a new a2z Scrapbooking Challenge. Its all about Clean and Simple and I have a super fun technique for you: using a die cut to create a CAS card!

Yup, you can use your dies to create CAS cards.  Go figure!!

Take a look at the card I created:

Grateful

Creating this was pretty simple.

  1. Take Hero Arts Paper Layering Large Lotus and die cut the white cardstock panel.
  2. Use Hero Arts Handwritten Grateful and stamp the sentiment in the top left hand corner.
  3. Adhere a scrap piece of watercolor paper with Plus adhesive behind the flower so that color shine through. watercolor panel
  4. Trim 1/2″ of the white cardstock so that the black cardstock base will show on the left side of the card.
  5. Adhere the white card panel on top of the black cardstock using Plus adhesive.
  6. To finish the card off add some Hero Arts Gems in the center of the flower and around the sentiment.

Here is a closer look at that die cut:

flower close up

What do you think?

I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of June.  Good Luck!

If you would like to purchase any Hero Arts products please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

HA Large Lotus die HA Grateful   Recollections White Heavyweight Recollections Black Heavyweight

Confections The Classics InksPrima Watercolor paper 6x6.jpg

Thank you for stopping by!!

Kymona

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Sparkle and Shine Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Sparkle and Shine Challenge!!!  How exciting is this!!! 

Since its the first of the month, its time for our new challenge!!!

Here is the inspiration photo that guided us this time around:

SS 2.1

Now take a look at my take of this photo:

Be Mine Milk Cartoon

Here is how I created these mini milk cartoons for my daughter’s class:

  1. I used retired Stampin’ Up! Bigz L Mini Milk Carton to cut out 3 milk cartons.
  2. Then I put the cartons together with Tombow Extreme Adhesive.
  3. After that I added some random Love Washi Tape around the boxes.
  4. Then I added some crystal hearts from Michael’s for my bling onto all of the boxes.
  5. I used My Favorite Things Pierced Heat STAX to cut out three small hearts.
  6. I stamped Right At Home Kiss Kiss sentiment onto the hearts.
  7. I adhered the hearts with some Micheal’s clothes pins.

They are filled with candy for her classmates.  I hope they love these too.

That fun!!

What do you think?

Now its your turn to give this challenge a try!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Create a Smile Stamps!!

Create A Smile BadgeThe winner of this challenge will receive a $25 gift card to their online store and will be asked to be our Guest Designer for the next month.

Supplies used:

mft pierced heart staxTombow XtremeRAH xoxo stampRecollections White HeavyweightBazzill Card Stock

a2z Scrapbooking January 2016 Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our January Challenge!!!

Happy New Year to all of you!!!!  Our new challenge is all about Fireworks (add some glitter and bling)!!!!!

Check out the card I created for this challenge:

Thanks a bunch (a2z)

I used Wink of Stella and Hero Arts Pearls and Gems for my Fireworks!!  I went with a thank you card instead of a New Years card because thank you cards are in order for all of the gifts my children received from their relatives.

Creating this card was easy!!

Here’s how:

  1. My card base is from Michael’s Recollections Heavyweight cardstock.
  2. Then I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die to cut my card panel from Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock.
  3. Then I used Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Thanks and stamped the sentiment and stars.
  4. Then I die cut the Hero Arts Swallowtail Butterfly Fancy Die out and adhered the butterfly to the card panel using glue dots.
  5. For the bling, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly and the Hero Arts Pearls and Gems Natural Mixed Accents to the card front.

Lets take a closer look:

Thanks closeup (a2z)

So what do you thing?  Please let me know.

Amazing isn’t it!! I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of February.  Good Luck!

The butterfly die that I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any thing please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

Recollections Black HeavyweightNeenah Desert Storm CS  Hero arts stamp cuts thanksSSS Stitched Rectangles DieOnyx Versafine Ink

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Kymona

Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge – Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!  This is our third challenge and its totally amazing.

February 23 challengeCheck out those colors!!  I had to really search my stash for those colors.  I think I hit the nail on the head, LOL.

Take a look at my card:

Live Laugh Love

I decided to use a new stamp set, Waffle Flower Crafts Rock My World and I didn’t want to plan what I wanted to create.  I was flying by the seat of my pants and I love how this card turned out.

I decided to create a mask using Waffle Flower Flower Circle Die and used it to covered my card front.

I blended Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean to create the flower pattern.  I wanted my colors in the same place as the picture.

I used Hero Arts Neon Yellow Ink and a pencil eraser to add that neon color to my flower.

I also use Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink Dauber to create the last color on my flower.

I added Hero Arts Gems to the card front to jazz it up some.

I rounded the corners with my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper and then I was done.  Yayy!!  Nice and easy card to create.

I love how this card turned out and I didn’t have a plan!!  Sometimes going with you gut, things turn out great!

Now its your turn!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

I’m also entering my card in the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge: You Blend. This is the first time I’m playing with them. It seems like fun.

One Layer Simplicity Challenge

Supplies used:

Rock My World Stamp SetWaffle Flower Flower Circles DieSpun Sugar InkTumble Glass Distress InkDistress Ink Salty OceanHero Arts Neon Yellow InkHero-Arts-Ink-Dauber-Tide-Pool-HAAD010_image1__40580.1406784863.600.600Mini Ink Blending ToolHero Arts GemWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Watercolor Love

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2zScrapbooking and our December Challenge!!

I have another card featuring our theme this month, which is Watercoloring.

Take a look at what I created:

Watercolor Love

What do you think? I love these two colors together. They just works so well together.

How my card was created:

1. I used painters tape to cover 1″ of my card panel on all 4 sides.

2. I added water to the center of the card so that my paint could move freely.

3. Then I added my two colors to the watercolor color paper.

4. I used my heat tool to dry my card panel.

5. I used the heart from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Hearts set to stamp the hearts in the center of the panel.

6. I added a faux stitched line around the watercolor panel and Hero Arts Gems for some interest.

7. I added my card panel to my black card base.

Wow, isn’t this the cutest valentines day card you seen in December, LOL!!

Well, now its your turn!!

All of the supplies I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

I hope my card gives you some inspiration to participate in our Current Challenge. It runs to the end of the month, so you have time to play along.

You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Black Ink Diamond Gems 5mmRanger Watercolor paperBlack Notecard Stamp and cut hearts Winsor And Newton Cotman Water Color Paint

Thank you for stopping by!!

Kymona

Winter Wishes and Black Friday Scavenger Hunt!!!!

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here from Kreative Kymona and I’m super excited to be here with all of you today.  I get to make a big announcement!!!

Happy Black Friday!!! 

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving!  So much food and family, I love this having all of my brothers and sisters around.  All of us live in different states, so the holiday time is always special for me.  So now that all of the eating, laughing and reminiscence is over, its time to shop for all of those great deals.  Yayyy!!!!!

Wait, wait before I get into the fun we have in store for you, let me share the card I made for our current challenge:

Anything Goes copy

My card uses on of my favorite Hero Arts stamp set and die. Take a look at my card:

Warm Wishes

I love this snowman! I think he so cute. I love how we can decorate him however we want. I also thought he was appropriate for my post today since everyone shops for Christmas presents today. This little guy should get you ready for a long lines today.

Take a closer look at the glitter on his hat and scarf:

Warm Wishes close up

Isn’t he just the cutest!! I combined this set with the sentiment from the Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Let it Snow set.

To fine out how I created this card please head on over to the a2z Scrapbooking blog for further details.

So what do you think of my snowman!! Let me know!! I would love to hear from you!!

The snowman, snowman die cut, the sentiment and gems can all be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

I hope my card gives you some inspiration to participate in our Current Challenge. It runs to the end of the month, which ends in a couple of days. So hurry and create!

You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

Now onto our special event for Black Friday!!

Scavenger Hunt

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a2z Scrapbooking is sponsoring a super fun contest that starts right now and ends Midnight (EDT) on Monday – December 1st.

Here is how it will work:

1. On the blog today you will fine Ten Questions that need to be answered. The only way to get the answers is to go on a Scavenger Hunt in the a2z Scrapbooking store.

2. When you find all of the answers, you have to email them to: a2zScrapbooking@comcast.net No later then Midnight, December 1st.

3. One winner will be chosen from all of the correct entries and will be announced on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog on Wednesday, December 3rd.

4. The prize is a $25 Gift Certificate to the store!!! How awesome is this!! No lines, no pushing or shoving, your in the comforts of your own home. Don’t you just love this!!

Off you go to find the answers to all of these questions. Good luck to all of you who participate in this contest. Who will be the first to find all of these answers? I can’t wait to see who wins.

Reminder, the scavenger hunt ends Monday, December 1st at Midnight. So email your answers in before that time.

One more thing before I go, did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!! You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

I’m also entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

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I’m also here with Simply Create Too SNOW, SNOW, SNOW or All White Challenge #75 for the first time.

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Supplies used:

Snowman Die cuts Frosty Wishes Hero Arts Black Ink Raspberry JamDiamond Gems 5mmSnow Layering PaperKraft CS Let It Snow

Thank you for stopping by!!

Kymona

Thanks a Bunch…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a2z Scrapbooking with a fabulous “Thank You” card that combines two Hero Arts products, which is what our current challenge is all about!!

I’m using the same stamp sets that I used on my previous card that I created for a2z Scrapbooking which you can see here.

The difference with this card is I didn’t color the flower.  I colored the cardstock to match the ink I was using.  Take a look:

color cardstock with inkI do not believe that Hero Arts has cardstock to match their inks and I wanted my back panel to the ink I was using.  So, I used my ink pad and color the white card stock to create the color I needed.

Take a look at my card:

Thanks a Bunch

Doesn’t that matching panel look so pretty with the stamped flower edges?  So, there is another technique that I used on the flowers and the sentiment.  This might look familiar to many of you, yes, its the “Rock n’ Roll” technique.

With this technique, I stamped the flower with the lightest ink first and then rolled the edge of the stamp onto the dark ink, which creates a two-tone look.

So what do you think?  If you want the full tutorial, please visit a2z Scrapbooking blog for all of the details.

The items I used for my cards can all be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

I hope my card gives you some inspiration to participate in our Current Challenge. It runs to the end of the month, which ends in a couple of days. So hurry and create!

The theme is Any Two Hero Arts Products. You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

One more thing before I go, did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!! You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

Supplies used:

Hello Sunshine Hello Flowers Diamond Gems 5mm Wink of StellaSnow Layering Paper Butter BarOrange SodaHero Arts Soft Granite

Kymona