Hey there! I have a little tutorial today showing how to create Party Straw tags using a couple stamps by Hero Arts, and the Envelope Notcher by We R memory Keepers….

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The stamping part was very easy. I stamped a cute woodblock stamp called Baby Elephant over a white 1.75″ scalloped circle. I used ink and card stock colors that match the colors of the straws. I also stamped a sentiment that is included in a cute clear set called Little Ones.

The fun part of this project is making the back of the tags. The back is the part that is going to keep the straw in place. So I took some pictures of the process. Not difficult at all, but is more easy to explain if you can see :)

1) I started by making the notches on a piece of white card stock rectangle measuring 2.5″ on its short side (the long side can be 3″ or more) . The Envelope Notcher has a magnetic system, which allows you to create perfectly aligned notches. It has two parts (base and notcher)that can easily be set apart or set together.

2) Align the upper left corner of the cardstcok with the silver rectangle.

3) Place the notcher on top of the card stock… The magnets will help to do this part ;)

4) Press hard the button ,  and remove the notcher.

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5) Flip the paper over and align again the upper left corner of the cardstcok with the silver rectangle.

6) Place the notcher, press button and remove it.

7 & 8) Using a 2″ circle punch, make the notched rectangle into a circle.  The long side of the rectangle gives you enough space to hold the card stock in place when you are centering the circle.

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Once you have the back of your tag, you can layer and glue the rest as follows…

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Once you the tags are all done, you can now slide the straw in the back of the tag…

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This is a very easy idea that you can use for any themed party :)

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You can try other sizes, images, or colors :) The tags below are smaller and I used stamp images  from a pretty set called Kelly’s Oh Baby :)

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That’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

If you haven’t commented on my last post, please do so for the chance to win a  $25 shopping spree in the Hero Arts Online Store ( CLICK HERE TO LEAVE A COMMENT. )

Thanks for stopping by!

Hi! 

Quick post today, just to share a card,  and announce a generous Hero Arts giveaway :)  The card that I am sharing was made using a cute set by Hero Arts: Playful Animals. This clear set includes six different critters, all of them adorable :) For my card I used the little dog :)

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I created the watercolor background of this card using Neon Daubers (Pink and Blue)and a little bit of water. The little dog was black-embossed on white cardtsotk, and then I trimmed it with scissors. After that, I adhered the image to the card with foam tape. The sentiment (Animal Messages clear set) was simply stamped directly over the background panel with black ink. At the end, I added some heart shaped gems.

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Well, the Hero Arts giveaway that I have is a $25 shopping spree in the Hero Arts Online Store for ONE lucky winner! The only thing that you have to do is leave a comment. This time, I would love to hear about which Hero Arts products are your favorite. I am going to leave this contest open until next Thursday, July 2nd (midnight central time). I will randomly choose a participant and I will announce the winner next Friday.

That’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by! Good Luck to all!

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Hi!

I am back today to share a card that I made also using the new Hero Arts Color Layering set Graphic Flowers... but this time, I used the images to create a 4th of July card….

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Since I saw this set, for some reason the flower shapes reminded me of fireworks ;) So, I thought about one of my favorite Holidays here in the United States: the 4th of July. I really like to go with my family to see the fireworks. We usually go to the a Navy base that is close by, and we really enjoy it. Anyway, I created a fun card, using the flowers as the fireworks in action (according to me) along with different colors. Then, I simply stamped a sentiment  and some tiny stars. At the end, I embellished the card with some little gemstones. Here is the color combo I chose…

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and the list of products…

supplies

Color Layering Graphic Flowers (fireworks)
Celebrate Everyday (sentiment)
Drippy Lines Bols Prints (background)
Thanks Stamp & Cut (tiny stars)
Snow Layering Paper
Blush Mixed Layering Paper
Red Royal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Cornflower Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Soft Sky Shadow Ink
Lemon Yellow Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Navy  Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Light Blue gemstones
Clear gemstones

Well, that’s all from me right now, I will be back soon to share another card!

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

Hi there!

I am back to share a sneak peek of a Hero Arts card that I created using one of the new Color Layering sets, and it is called Graphic Flowers

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This card was posted today on the Hero Arts blog, so if you haven’t seen it yet, please click HERE to see it along with the complete post.

Please don’t forget to come back soon. I will be sharing another project later today!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

Happy Friday, everyone!

I am back just to share a Happy Father’s Day card that I created using a mix of different old and new stamps by Hero Arts.

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The main image of this card is a woodblock stamp called Vintage Car and I stamped it with Sand to Chocolate Ombre Ink Pad. If you haven’t tried these new ink pads I highly recommend you to try them, the results are fabulous! Now you can even find them at Hobby Lobby!

The sentiment is included in one of my favorite sets which is called Celebrate Everyday . I love that this set includes different sentiments for different occasions.

The little stars belong to Thanks Stamp & Cut and I stamped them using the colors included in the Sand to Chocolate Ombre Ink Pad, along with Ruby Ink Pad.

The background image belongs to the new Lia Griffith Collection and its name is Irregular Arrow Bold prints. I stamped it with Wet Cement Shadow Ink over  Earth Layering Paper (Mocha color). I know the background image are arrows, but they kind of look like tire tracks too, don’t you think? :)  

I matted the white main block, using a piece of Blush Layering Paper (Grenadine color). At the end, no bling was required to finish this masculine card.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great crafty weekend!

Hi there!
I am back today to share a card that I created using the guidelines of the current Tic Tac Toe Challenge by Hero Arts. The directions are easy of course there are prizes for the winners :)

thumbnail thumbnail-1To create my card, I combined heat embossing (big flowers)+ die cutting (main sentiment)+ favorite color (mint)…

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I used one of the new color layering sets by Hero Arts called Happy Day Flowers.   First, the big flowers were stamped with Soft Cantaloupe  shadow ink, and then I stamped over them again with Versamark, and heat-wboss with clear embossing powder. I know, is hard to see… but I promise it is there. The sentiment that I used is included in Congrats Stamp & Cut set. I love this set… you can combine the Congrats word with other different words like graduation, marriage, etc.  Very versatile set! I also used a great cling background stamp called Forest Floor Bold Prints.

These are the ink colors that I used : Soft Cantaloupe (big and tiny flowers), Mint Julep (leaves and background), Green Hills (leaves details), Lemon Yellow (flower centers and tiny flowers), Cup O’Joe (Sentiment) and Soft brown (secondary text). Here is the color combo…

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Well, that’s all from me right now, I will be back soon to share another project!
Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week! marianasignat

Hi there!

I am back today to share a pretty card that I made using some Hero Arts products (you will find the supply list at the end of this post.)

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I am not sure how to call the technique I used to create this card … Maybe “double sponge coloring?” :) Anyway, I took some pictures with my phone to show exactly what I did :)

mgtut1First, I taped down the stencil (you can use painter’s tape) and then, I dabbed  on the white pigment ink all over using a jumbo sponge dauber to create the first layer.
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It is important to let the firs layer dry, but if you don’t like to wait (like me), be sure to dab the second ink color over an acrylic block.  That way you won’t contaminate the ink pad with the white pigment ink (Pigment inks don’t dry quickly.)   I created the second layer by applying more color over the edges and less color on the center to achieve an ombré effect ;) Then, I just let it dry a little bit, and I carefully removed the stencil.

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At the end I gold-embossed a simple sentiment and I added a daisy accent w/gem. Here is the supply list for you:

supplies

Floral Vines Stencil
Thanks Stamp & Cut
Daisy Cutting Set by Lia
Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink
Bubble Gum Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark
Kraft Paper
Others: Gold wrapping Paper, big pink gemstone, jumbo sponge dauber.

Well, that’s all from me right now, I will be back soon to share another project!

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

Hi there!

I am back to share a sneak peek of a tutorial I created using the new Umbrella Fancy Die Set by Hero Arts….

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This tutorial was posted today on the Hero Arts blog, so if you haven’t seen it yet, please click HERE to see it along with the complete post.

Please don’t forget to come back soon. I will be sharing another card!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a crafty  week!

marianasignat

Hi there!

Today I am sharing an 8″x8″ scrapbook page that I created using some products from the new Lia Griffith Collection by Hero Arts…060115web_gowhere

The background of this page was made with Floral Bold Prints cling stamp and Cornflower Mid-Tone Ink. This stamp measures 6″x 6″ and one of the things I love the most about it, is that you can make a continued background image. This allows you to create 12″ x 12″ backgrounds perfect for scrapbooking.

As the page title, I used one of the sentiments included in Discover 6” x 4 “ clear stamp set, and I also used the mail stamp image over the top of the tower. I have to point out, that I am not a big fan of stamping directly on the pictures I use, so I always add an acetate rectangle over the picture, then I stamped the image. The best ink to use for this is White StazOn.

The floral details are also from the Lia Collection, and they are called Daisy Cutting Set.  I matched the colors by inking paper directly with CornFlower and Soft Sky inks.  At the end I added the date using Kelly’s Planners Clips (another of my favorites Stamp & Cut sets by HA) and some clear gemstones here and there.

Well, that’s all from me right now, I will be back soon to share another project!

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

Hi! I am back today to share a card I created a few weeks ago. This card features one of my favorites sets from the Hero Arts 2015 Summer Catalog: Color Layering Butterflies…. 041415web_tosayhi I stamped the base layer using Ombre Pool to Navy Ink. For the second layer I used Navy Mid Tone ink, and the third layer was stamped with Unicorn Pigment White. I love the effect of the white over the other colors :). At the end, I stamped the butterfly body and sentiment with Black Dye Ink. A few sequins were the only embellishments I used for this pretty card :)

Well, that’s all from me right now, I will be back soon to share another project!

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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