Believe Slimline Blended Cards

Hello all you crafty people! I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! I guess it’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards now! I can’t believe how quickly Christmas will be here!

Today, I’m excited to share some slimline cards I made using some products from the November Subscription Box!

The Subscription Box came with some Maker Forte Perfect Blend Slimine Mini Strips. These are made specifically for Distress Ink and Oxide blending, so the colors go on super smooth!

For the green background, I blended Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron, and Black Soot. Once I was finished blending, I spritzed the card front with water.

For the red background, I used Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, and Black Soot. Again, I misted some water on it to create a fun effect.

The November Subscription Box also had a “Believe” stencil included! This stencil is the perfect size for a slimline card! I used some embossing paste with the stencil to create a textured, 3 dimensional look. I used a white slimline card base to frame the card fronts.

These cards were so easy to make, but are so beautiful and elegant! They’d be perfect holiday cards to make in bulk, don’t you think?

The November box isn’t available now, but if you want to see the Subscription Box Options, you can click here to sign up for the December box! You can also check in December to see if the November box is available as a One-Off Box!

I can’t wait to see what the December box has in store for us! It’s always so exciting to see that package waiting for me in my mailbox! I love a good surprise!

Thanks again for stopping by my blog today! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Xoxo, Amanda

Happy Holidays Gnome

Hi friends! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I really appreciate your love and support!

Today, I’m sharing this adorable holiday scene that I created using a few Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez digital stamps. I used the Lights are Tangled Gnome and Christmas Filler Digital Stamps.

Have a great day!
Xoxo, Amanda

Happy Hanukkah – 2 Quick and Easy Cards

Hello friends and welcome back to The Hedgehog Hollow Blog! It’s Amanda Fitterer back today with some more holiday cards!

The November Subscription Box is available now, but you only have until November 14th to get yours! If you want to see the reveal video, you can find it here. The box is full of lots of goodies, including the double-sided patterned paper that I used for these cards! There’s also a really cool product called WoodUBend that is super fun to play with. If you haven’t seen my video using the product, you can find the post here.

Now onto these beautiful Hanukkah cards!

To create my first card, I used the double-sided patterned paper with Dress My Craft’s Rounded Tag Punch. I tied baker’s twine to each of my tags and popped them up with 3D foam squares. I used Danube Blue and Bahama Blue Memento ink to stamp my image from the “Happy Hanukkah” stamp set. This stamp set is included in the November box and has loads of great images and sentiments. I cut a circle of vellum to frame my Star of David. I used 3D foam squares to adhere the Star and vellum to the front of the card. To finish the card off, I placed a few embellishments from Dress My Craft’s Penguins and Snowflakes Mix.

To create my shaker card, I used Stitched Dies and the double-sided patterned paper to create my frames and base. I filled my shaker with Penguin Slices and Penguins and Snowflakes Mix. I tied some baker’s twine to the bottom of the card. I stamped and fussy cut the Dove out from the “Happy Hanukkah” stamp set. I colored the image with B95, B93, and B91. I used 3D foam squares to adhere the image to my card.

And voila! You have 2 quick and easy Hanukkah cards!

Thank you so much for coming by The Hedgehog Hollow blog! It’s almost the weekend! Hang in there! I’ll have one more post on the November box on November 28th, so keep an eye out!

Xoxo, Amanda

Winter Trio Hop with Catherine Pooler, Heffy Doodle, and WOW!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle, Catherine Pooler, and WOW! Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some amazing inspiration featuring products from all 3 companies. Plus, each company is giving away a prize!

To make my card, I used stamps from the Otter Side Stamp Set, the Teacher’s Pet Stamp Set, and the Gnome Matter What Stamp Set. I used Copic markers to color in all of my stamped images.

For my word bubble sentiments, I used Whatcha Sayin’ and Whatcha Saying Now.

To create my card base, I used the Slimline Pull-Tab Dies and the Stitched Slimline Trios Dies. For the snow, I used Trinity Stamp’s Scenic Border Dies. I used the WOW! White Puff Twinkle embossing powder to create the look of snow on the hill as well as with a Falling Snow stamp.

To create my houses, I got out all of my favorite Catherine Pooler ink pads! I used Aquatini, Mardi Gras, Pink Champagne, Orange Peel, Tutti Frutti, Coral Cabana, and Mint to Be! I stamped the images from the Alpine Village Stamp Set with all of my different colors.

Once I die cut all of my images, I adhered everything to my card with 3D foam squares, strips, and liquid glue!

Thanks for making a stop on the hop to my blog today! I hope you feel inspired by my card and all of the amazing cards that are part of the hop!

Blog Hop Details:
Make sure to comment along the way for your chance to win! Both WOW! and Catherine Pooler will be giving away $25 to their stores and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £20 to their store!

Each company will post their random winner on Tuesday, November 17th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog, Catherine Pooler Blog and the WOW! Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:
Heffy Doodle Blog
Amanda Fitterer (you are HERE! Thanks for stopping by!)
Emily Leiphart
Verity Biddlecombe
Cassie Trask
Melissa Andrew
Daniel Diaz
Isha Gupta
Allison Cope
Jenny Colacicco
Mona Toth
Jen Carter
Ashlee McGreggor
Catherine Pooler Blog

DIY Christmas Ornaments with Hedgehog Hollow

Hello friends and welcome back to my blog! I hope you’re all doing well today and excited to see some DIY ornaments!

The November Subscription Box is available now! If you order before November 14th, you’ll get the November box which is full of so many goodies! If you want to see the reveal video, you can find it here.

This new box includes a product called WoodUBend which is a heatable, bendable wood product. I created the ornament bases using the samples that were in the box! This product is SO neat and there are so many ways you can use it!

To create the ornaments, I painted the WoodUBend mouldings with White Gesso first. After the Gesso dried, I used an a knife to cut the moulding into 2 pieces.

To bend the pieces into a circle, I used a heat tool to heat the mouldings, and then bent them once they became flexible enough.

Using the patterned paper that was including in the November Subscription Box, I cut out backgrounds for each of my ornaments.

I added the twine and ribbon using a hot glue gun.

I added Frosted Sugar Powder and Crystal Ice Cubes to each of the ornaments using liquid glue. I also added some cute little Penguin Slices to the smaller ornament.

I am pretty excited to be put these on my Christmas tree this year! I hope you enjoyed the video tutorial and this blog post! If you like this project, I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to comment on this blog post or the YouTube tutorial! I love reading your comments!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Don’t forget you only have until November 14th to order the November Subscription Box!

Oh Holy Night Nativity Scene

Hello, hello! Can you believe it is November already!? I am sad at how fast the holidays are approaching, but I am EXCITED about the new Hedgehog Hollow Box for November! It’s filled with lots of goodies!! If you didn’t catch the Reveal Video yet, you can find it here! You can also see a list of the products here. If you sign up before November 14th, you can still get this November box! What are you waiting for?!

Today, I am sharing this Nativity Scene card with you! I think these images are just so sweet!

To create this card, I started with this AHHHHMAZING cardstock called “Perfect Blend Slimline Mini Strips” by Maker Forte. Blending Distress Inks and Oxides on this cardstock is just a breeze! I blended Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, and Black Soot to create a dark background. I flecked water onto the background to create a “starry” effect.

I used the Simply Radiant Stencil from Heffy Doodle to create a starburst in my background. Using a spatula, I lightly applied some embossing paste.

While that dried, I stamped my images from the “Nativity” stamp set that was included in the November Subscription Box. I colored my images with Copic markers and then fussy cut each image out with detail scissors.

I adhered all my images using 3D foam squares. To create my card base, I used Pink and Main’s Stitched Slimeline Dies and Sympathy Slimline Dies.

I love the way all of these images from the Nativity stamp set go together! They make the perfect little Christmas scene!

I hope you enjoyed my post! If you’re not already following me on Instagram, you can find me here. Later this week, I will be back with another project using the November Subscription Box! I can’t wait to keep sharing some more inspiration!

Don’t forget to scoop up the November Subscription Box before it sells out!

Xoxo, Amanda

More Halloween Kids!

More kids in Halloween costumes?! Of course! I love seeing kids dress up for Halloween!! These kids by Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez are just so sweet!

The images I used for this card can be found here:
Super Hero Girl
Mummy Boy
Halloween Fillers

Here are the Copic markers I used to color the images:

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Xoxo, Amanda

Blessed to Be Your Friend

https://youtu.be/7JGkraDBg-E





I have been busy playing with the October Subscription Box.

I’m sharing a video tutorial with you today making this super sweet fall card. I hope you have some time to watch it! If you’re interested in how to color with Copic markers, I walk through coloring in these cute little guys!

I used the stencil that was included in the October Subscription Box to create this bright and beautifully blended background! I blended Squeezed Lemon, Mustard Seed, and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxides. To keep my stencil in place, I used Pixie Spray Adhesive. The cardstock that I use to get the BEST blending is the Snow Flurries Perfect Blend Card Fronts.

For my images, I used Pink and Main’s Happy Fall stamp set. I stamped using Hero Arts Intensified Black ink because it is alcohol-friendly ink. I colored the images with Copic markers and then die cut them using the coordinating dies.

To make these glittery leaves, I stamped the images with Color Hive Hexagonal Embossing Glue Ink Pad. I brushed on a bit of the Nebula Kaleidoscope Powder using the Rose Gold Dual Tip Powder Brush. All of these items were included in the October Subscription Box!


I trimmed the yellow stenciled background cardstock down to 4″ x 5.25″. I cut a piece of purple cardstock down so that it was just a bit larger. I adhered these card fronts to a card base that was 8.5″ x 5.5″. I adhered my stamped images to my card front using 3D foam squares.

If you weren’t signed up before October 14th and missed out on this box, you can check back later here to see if it’s available as a One-Off. All the subscription options can be found here.

I cannot wait to see what’s in the November box! How about you?!

I really hope you enjoyed my post! I can’t wait to share some more posts with you in November!! Xoxo, Amanda

Halloween Kiddos

Hello friends! Can you believe it’s almost Halloween!? I blinked and it turned into Fall! This card definitely makes it feel real!

The images I used for this card can be found here:
Halloween Fillers
Kid in Bear Costume
Calculator Boy
Boy in a Cookie Costume

Thanks for stopping by my blog! If you have any questions, please free to leave a comment on this post! Xoxo, Amanda

Slimline Shaker Christmas Card

Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a good start! I hope this sweet slimline shaker card puts a smile on your face!

Have you gotten your Hedgehog Hollow October subscription box?! I just love the “Around Winter” stamp set that is included in the box. It’s so versatile! In my post a few weeks ago, I used it as a background and a focal point on 2 different cards! For this interactive card, I used it as a patterned background! The little gift boxes are just so cute they make the perfect pattern!

To make this card, I am starting with a few slimline dies. For my card base, I’m using Pink and Main’s Stitched Slimline Dies. I also cut a border using Pink and Main’s Blessings Slimline Dies, which you can see in the photo below. In the end, I didn’t end up using the border for this card because it distracted from the rest of the card. I saved it for another project! The windows that I’ll use for the shaker portion of the card are created from Heffy Doodle’s Stitched Slimline Trio Dies. On my card base, I’m going to create a subtle green background for each of my windows using Twisted Citron Distress Oxide.

Now I’m going to grab my super adorbs “Around Winter” stamp set and the ever-juicy Catherine Pooler Tutti Frutti ink pad. I’m using a clear acrylic block to mount my stamp. I almost always use my MISTI while stamping with clear stamps because I know that with most inks and stamps, I will need to stamp it more than once. However, this ink pad is so juicy that I know I’ll get a perfect image the first time, so I am using the acrylic block to make the stamping go faster.

For my shaker elements, I’m loading each window up with Dress My Craft’s Carnival Candies and Red Hearts Sequins.

I have stamped my images using the Mama Elephant Santa Baby stamp set and alcohol-friendly ink. Now I’m ready to start coloring with my Copic markers!

After prepping my black cardstock with my anti-static tool, I’m going to stamp my sentiments with VersaMark Watermark ink. Using white embossing powder and my heat tool, I’m going to emboss my sentiment. Using scissors and my paper trimmer, I’ll cut these little guys down to fit on my card.

Now I’m ready to assemble my card! I am using 3D foam squares to adhere my images and sentiments to the front of my card.

Here are some close-ups of the completed card! I love a good shaker card, don’t you?

If you’ve made some cards with this Hedgehog Hollow October Box, I would love to see them! Tag me in the post @craftyandcreativevibes or leave a comment here on the blog with your IG account and I’ll check it out!

If you’d like to see a video of the October Box goodies, you can find it here. For all the subscription options, click here.

Remember, if you want this box, you must sign up by October 14th! Otherwise, check here to see if it’s available as a one-off!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I still have one more project coming up next Monday with the October box! I hope you come back by and check it out! Xoxo, Amanda

Happy Fall!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great week so far!

I am loving this card I made using Pink and Main’s Happy Fall stamp and die set! It is so simple, but yet so elegant! I love the idea of taking a non-traditional Fall color and using it to make a card that really stands out!

Plus, I used a few of Maker Forte’s newest gems: Kaleidoscope Powder – Interference – Nebula and Easy Watercolors by Hedgehog Hollow.

To make this card, I’m starting with the Kaleidoscope Powder – Interference – Nebula and a water brush. Putting a small puddle of water on my workspace, I am mixing in a bit of the powder. Using my water brush, I can mix it into a watercolor medium.

On a piece of watercolor cardstock, I am taking the largest of the Easy Watercolors by Hedgehog Hollow stamps and am brushing on my watercolor mixture straight onto my clear stamp. Once it’s completely covered, I can stamp the image. I am going to repeat this process twice to get a better coverage.

After waiting for that to dry, I am placing some leaf stamps from the Pink and Main’s Happy Fall stamp set on top of my watercolor. I am using the Color Hive Clear Embossing Glue Ink Pad to create a sticky image of the leaves. Then, I can apply my gold embossing powder to my images and melt it with my heat tool.

I’m ready to go ahead and stamp my adorable bear from the Pink and Main’s Happy Fall stamp set! (This bear is definitely the cutest bear EVER!) I am going to stamp him with Hero Arts Intensified Black ink and color him with Copic markers.

I cut my watercolor cardstock down to 3.75″ x 5″. Behind that, I’m layering a piece of black cardstock and a piece of gold cardstock.

The last thing I need to do is create my sentiment! I am using the same gold cardstock as I used for my base and cutting out the “Happy Fall” banner from the Pink and Main Blessings Slimline Die. I saved the little insides of the A’s and P’s to glue in after I get my sentiment down!

Next, I am ready to glue everything down and use 3D foam squares to adhere my bear!

I’d love it if you left a comment below or on my Instagram page to let me know if you enjoyed this post!

Don’t forget that you have until October 14th to get the October Subscription Box! It’s filled with some really fun stuff! If you didn’t get a chance to see the goodies, you can watch the video here! Or, if you’re already signed up for the subscription, you should be getting your box soon! Yipee!!

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week! I’ll be back next Monday with another fun project!! I can’t wait! Xoxo, Amanda

Non-traditionally Colored Holiday Cards

Are you ready for the holiday season? I am most certainly not! That’s why I am not quite ready for the traditional reds and greens of holiday cards! The October Subscription box has the cutest Holiday stamp set, though, and I NEEDED to use it NOW! So, I used purples instead of the traditional colors! Sneaky sneaky, I know! I tricked my brain!

For the first card, I am stamping my sentiments and wreath from the “Around Winter” stamp set that is included in the October subscription box. I am going to use my MISTI to stamp everything with VersaFine ink, emboss it with clear embossing powder, and then melt the embossing powder with a heat tool. I am stamping on watercolor cardstock, because I’m going to use watercolors in the next step.

Now, I’m grabbing this newly released “Easy Watercolor” stamp set. I am mixing Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet Distress Inks on the stamp, spritzing with water, and then stamping the image.

While I wait for this to dry, I’m going start on my next card!

For this second card, I am starting with a piece of Snow Flurries Perfect Blend Cardstock. This cardstock is AMAZING for ink blending! It has a sort of glossy finish, but not as glossy as photo or Yupo paper. The ink stays wet just a bit longer than normal cardstock so you have time to blend. It dries pretty quickly though, so it doesn’t slow down your cardmaking!

I am using Dusty Concord and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxides with this gorgeous stencil that was also included in the October subscription box.

Using the Around Winter stamp set again, I am going to stamp a wreath with the “Happy Holidays” sentiment in the center.

Now I’m ready to assemble and embellish my cards! I am going to trim my watercolor card front to 3.75″x4″ and then mount it to a piece of black cardstock that I cut down to 4″x5.25″. Then place on my white A2 card base. To add a little more balance, I am going to adhere a few Angel Mix Sequins.

For my wreath card, I am going to cut my card front down to 4×5.25″ and then mount it to a black A2 card base.

Are you signed up for the Hedgehog Hollow Subscription Box already? If so, you should be getting your box soon! What will you make with all those goodies!?

If you missed the live stream revealing the October Box goodies, you can find it here.

I’m off to go make some more fun projects for my blog post on Tuesday! See you then! Xoxo, Amanda

Let’s Get a Pumpkin!

Have you picked out pumpkins for carving yet?? We have the cutest little local farm here that has a huge pumpkin patch that we love to go to every year! They have hay rides, corn mazes, and lots of treats! The kids just love going there!

This sweet girl on this card reminds me of my 6 year old daughter! I just HAD to make a card with her. She’s a digital stamp from Kinda Cute called “Girl with Wheelbarrow“.

I printed the image on 80# Neenah cardstock and then colored her in with Copic markers.

I finished the card off by adding some black cardstock and then patterned paper behind it!
I hope you were inspired by my post and I hope you’re having a great week so far! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! It really means a lot to me!
Xoxo, Amanda

Hedgehog Hollow – Day of the Dead Candy Jar & Favors

September is coming to a close and this is my last project with the September 2020 Subscription Box! I’m so excited to see what the October box looks like, though! It’s so exciting waiting for it to arrive!

If you didn’t get a chance to grab up the September Box, you can check here to see if it’s available as a One-Off!

For my project this week, I created a video tutorial using the 2 vinyl pieces that were in the box! Normally, I use my Silhouette Cameo with vinyl. I never thought to use my dies and die cutting machine for my DIY projects!

Here is the video tutorial:

https://youtu.be/EY-D2oTxoxk

Get Out Your Rakes!

It’s that time of year! Are you excited for Autumn or dreading it? Summer is definitely my favorite season, but I do love getting out the fall boots and sweaters!
My doggies are definitely happy it’s cooling down! It definitely looks like this cute little dog is having a blast in the leaves!

To make this card, I’m using the Kinda Cute Boy Raking Leaves digital stamp and my Copic markers!

I think this little duo turned out pretty stinkin’ cute!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’re having a great week so far!
Xoxo, Amanda

Slimline Halloween Shaker – Sneak Peek!

Hey there friends! Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re all having a great week so far!

I have a new post up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today! Click here to see the rest of this card, including process photos!

Hedgehog Hollow – Shake, Rattle & Roll

Happy Saturday, you all! I hope you’re all having a great day today! Thank you for coming to my blog to check out my card! Do you have The Hedgehog Hollow’s September subscription box?? It is SO fun!

I just love this colorful card to celebrate the Day of the Dead!

Using the Dios De Los Muertos stamp set, I’m going to stamp my images and sentiment. I’m using my Copic markers to color my images. To finish the card off, I’m using glue, 3D foam squares, and some Multicolored Stars embellishments.

I think this card turned out so happy and bright! I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks again for coming to my blog!

I would love for you to follow me on Social Media!
My links:
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Don’t forget – this box is only available until September 14th! To see all the products you’ll get in the box, click here. To see the subscription options, click here.

‘Til next time!! Xoxo, Amanda

Boo! – Sneak Peek!

Hellooo! I hope you’re all having a great week so far! Are you getting ready for Fall? I’m not quite ready yet… Still enjoying the warmth and sunshine!

But… I know it’s around the corner and it’s time to get ready with some Fall cards! Today, I’m sharing a sneak peek of my FIRST card as a Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team member!

To see the finished card, process photos, and product links, visit the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog post!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

XOXO, Amanda

Back to School Kiddos

It’s back to school time! My daughter starts school TODAY! The 1st grade! It’s so exciting! I wanted to make a back to school card for all those kiddos out there!

These cute school kids are perfect for the “Back to School” theme, don’t you think?!

Here are the products I’m using:
School Girl Digital Stamp
School Boy Digital Stamp
Honey Bee Stamps Perfect Bricks Stencil
Ink Blot Shop Get Grounded Stamp Set

To start, I printed my images on 80# Neenah cardstock. I’m going to use my Copic markers to color the cutie.

Next, I’m creating my background using the Perfect Bricks stencil and the Get Grounded stamps.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I hope you’ve been inspired!
XOXO, Amanda

Chick at the Beach

Hello there, friends! I hope you are all doing well this lovely Thursday!
How much would you love making sand castles with this little cute chick?!

To make this card, I’m using the digital stamp: Chicken on the Sand.
I colored this little cutie with Copic markers:
YG00, YG01, YG05, YG07
B00, B24, B26
Y32, YR21, YR12
Y0000, Y000, Y11, Y13

For the sand, I used E50, E41, and E42. For the sky, I used B0000 and B000.

I think he turned out super adorable! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great rest of the week!!
Xoxo, Amanda

3 Chickens and a Windmill

Hey there! I hope you’re all having a fantastic week so far! It’s almost the weekend! Yay!
I have a new card to share with you today using some Kinda Cute digital stamps!

For this card, I used the following digital stamps:
Chickens
Old Windmill

As well as:
Green Fields Stencil
Salvaged Brick Stencil

I started by creating my grassy background with the Green Fields Stencil and Shabby Shutters distress oxide.

Next, I used Scattered Straw and Pumice Stone and a tiny brush with the Salvaged Brick stencil for my windmill.

I used Copic markers to color in the rest of the windmill.
I used: W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, E42, E23, and E25.

For my chickies, I used R05, R24, R27, YR16, YR30, Y000, Y00, Y11, Y21, Y23, and Y26.

I cut each of my chicks and the windmill out and used 3D foam adhesive to attach it to my card base.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Xoxo, Amanda

Seagulls at the Beach

Hello there friends! I am excited to share this super cute card with you all today!

To make this card, I used these Kinda Cute digital stamps:
Seagulls at the Beach
Birthday Filler
Birthday Sentiments

I put the balloon in the little bird’s hand on my computer. I printed the digis on 80lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock.

I used a cloud stencil with Tumbled Glass distress oxide for my background.

Next, I colored my images with Copic markers. (Click on any image to view it larger.)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I hope this post inspired you! Xoxo, Amanda

Unicorns and Rainbows

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing this cheery and bright slimline card with you!
I am using the Unicorn digital stamp by Kinda Cute.

I printed my unicorns on 80 lb. Neenah cardstock and then I used my Copic markers to color these cuties! Click on an image to view it larger!


Thanks for stopping by today! See you soon! Xoxo, Amanda


Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs Collaboration Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some amazing inspiration featuring Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs products, and there is a prize up for grabs, too!

CARD 1 – Slimline Hamster Slider

CARD 1 PRODUCTS USED:
HEFFY DOODLE:
Slimline Pull Tab Dies
Stitched Slimline Trio Dies
Grassy Lass Border Dies
Bold Banner Sentiments Stamps
Bold Banner Sentiments Dies
Wavy Water Slides Dies
Colored Cardstock

TIME FOR TEA DESIGNS:
Hooray Hamster Stamps
Hooray Hamster Dies

To make this fun slider slimline card, I’m going to start with the Slimline Pull Tab Dies and the Stitched Slimline Trio Dies. I am using the Colored Cardstock from Heffy Doodle as well as 80 lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock.
Using the Grassy Lass Border Dies, I’m going to create 2 little hills for the hamsters to roll down. I am using G00, G40, and G12 Copic markers to color my hills.
I’m positioning the Wavy Water Slides Dies so that they’re hidden behind the grass.

I am stamping my little Hooray Hamster Stamps and then coloring the images with my Copic markers.
I am using: 0, BG32, BG11, BG10, BG0000
E00, E50, E30, E31, E34, E11, E13, E40, E42, E43

For the slider portion, I’m going to cut 2 extra wheels, plus 2 small circles (these are from Lawn Fawn’s Reveal Wheel dies), and grab 2 brads.
First, I’m attaching my colored hamster to the colored wheel.
Next, I’m attaching my extra wheel to my small circle with a brad.
Now, I’m going to put foam squares on the wheel and attach both wheels to each other. This will allow the hamster wheel to turn in circles.
I’m cutting down a small circle to be my slide and then attaching a strip of acetate to it.
Once I adhere my grass to the front of the card, I will adhere my hamster wheel to the acetate strip.

I stamped my sentiments, adhered my grass using 3D foam strips, and then attached my hamsters. Now my hamsters can turn in circles and slide down the hill at the same time!

CARD 2 – Wingman Toucan Shadow Box

CARD 2 PRODUCTS USED:
HEFFY DOODLE PRODUCTS:
Big Shadow Box Die
Wingman Stamps
Wingman Dies
UnbeLEAFable Stencil

TIME FOR TEA PRODUCTS:
Toucan Do This Stamps
Toucan Do This Dies

For this tropical card, I’m starting with the Big Shadow Box Die and some dark cardstock. Using the UnbeLEAFable Stencil and embossing paste, I’m creating the pattern on both sides (letting it dry before flipping over to the other side.)

While that dries, I’m going to stamp my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color my images with Copic markers. Click on any photo to view it larger.

After die cutting my images, I’m ready to start assembling the card! I am using liquid glue and 3D foam squares to adhere all the images. I am using double sided tape to construct the shadow box.
For my bird swing, I am using a small hole punch to put a hole on top of the swing and then using yellow and white baker’s twine to make a bow. I’m attaching it to an acetate strip. I am also attaching my yellow bird to an acetate strip so that he can fly back and forth.


PRIZES:
Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs will each be giving away a 25£ to their respective stores.
Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on July 28th on the Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs blogs.

BLOG HOP LINEUP:
Heffy Doodle Blog
Shabneez Khan-Muztar
Amanda Fitterer (You are Here!)
Natalie Seddons
Cassie Trask
Catrin Goodwin
Laura Sterckx
Katrina Howe
Tallie Clewley
Sharon Nettleship
Amy Gould
Laura Volpes
Time for Tea Designs Blog

Thank you so much for hopping along with us!
If you’re not following me on Instagram yet and you want to see more of my cards, please follow me here:
@craftyandcreativevibes

Heffy Doodle New Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle Release Blog Hop! The new release is now available for purchase from Heffy Doodle and official retailers, and we are celebrating with lots of inspiration and a giveaway, too!

To create this card, I am using the following products:
A Little Shellfish Stamps | A Little Shellfish Dies | Breaking Waves Border Dies | Wavy Water Slides Dies | Silver Linings Cloud Border Dies | Heffy Doodle Colored Cardstock | More Strips of Ease Dies

To make this fun interactive card, I’m going to set up my background. With the Breaking Waves Border Dies and the colored cardstock from Heffy Doodle. I’m using 2 of my wave dies as sand, instead of water. For those 2, I’m going to add a little dimension with my Copic E41 and E42 markers. I’m also going to create my slides for my critters using the coordinating Wavy Water Slides Dies.

I stamped my A Little Shellfish images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and am coloring my images with Copic markers and a white Gelly Roll pen.
Blues: B000, B00, B02
Reds: R30, R32, R35, R27
Greens: G12, G02
Blue-Greens: BG10, BG11, BG13
Earth: E41, E42

After laying everything out, I’ve decided to get rid of the dark blue background and use some Silver Linings Clouds and another light blue background instead.

For my sentiments, I’m using Versamark Watermark ink and white embossing powder on black cardstock. I am using scissors, a paper trimmer, and More Strips of Ease die to cut them down.

Now I’m ready to start putting the card together! I’m cutting my lobster’s claw open so he can hold the pinwheel. I’m using buttons and 3D foam squares to adhere my sliding critters. I’m also doubling and tripling up on 3D foam adhesive so the critters can move smoothly! And voila! All done!

GIVEAWAY INFO:
To celebrate the new release Heffy Doodle will be giving away a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle Store!! Make sure to comment on each stop in the hop to be entered for your chance to win. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on the Heffy Doodle blog on July 25th.

In addition, you can get the free Lil Lighthouse stamp set with any order over £30! If you spend £45, you’ll get the dies free too!

BLOG HOP LINEUP:

Heffy Doodle Blog
Davina Cantrell
Laura Sterckx
Olga Moss
Amanda Fitterer (you are here!)
Tallie Clewley
Ali Farmer
Zsofia Molnar
Ashley Ebben
Channin Pelletier
Cassie Tezak
Cassie Trask

I hope you enjoyed my post! If you’re not following me on Instagram yet, you can find me here!
Xoxo, Amanda

Birthday Bugs!

Hey there! I’m back with another digital stamp card from Kinda Cute! This one uses the Ladybug and Mushroom stamp and the Birthday Filler stamp!

I placed the images where I wanted them on my computer (using Adobe Illustrator) and then I printed it out on 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock.

I colored my images with Copic markers. Click on any image below to view it larger!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Xoxo, Amanda

Honey Bee Stamps Summer Release Blog Hop – Day 2

Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps Summer Release Blog Hop – Day 2!
To celebrate this huge release, Honey Bee Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to the store for each day of the Hop! Be sure to comment on every stop along the way for Day 1 and Day 2 to win!

For each of my Beach House cards, I am using the following products:
Beach House Add-On Stamps | Beach House Add-On Honey Cuts | House Builder Card Base | Salvaged Brick Background Stencil | Watercolor Lines Background Stencils

I’m going to make a different roof for each house! I’m die cutting the roof from the Beach House Add-On Honey Cuts.
For my first house, I’m using Scattered Straw and Frayed Burlap distress ink and oxide. I’m also adding E34 to the embossed parts.
For the 2nd house, I’m using Copic markers and a flicking motion to color in the entire roof. I am using E41, E42, E43, and E44.
For the last house, I’m using the Scattered Straw and Frayed Burlap again, but doing a lighter coat.

For the house bases, I’m also going to try 3 different techniques.
For the 1st house, I’m using the Salvaged Brick Background Stencil and Frayed Burlap distress oxide.
For the 2nd and 3rd houses, I’m using the Watercolor Lines Background Stencils and distress oxides.

I’m using the doors and windows that come with the House Builder Base for the 2nd and 3rd houses and coloring them with Copic markers.

Now I’m going to start stamping my images from the Beach House Add-On Stamps and coloring them with Copic markers. Click on any image to view it larger! For my “Welcome” sign, I’m using a paddle as my stick!

For my palm trees, I’m going to blend Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron distress inks on a piece of white card stock and then die cut my leaves. For the trunk, I’m using E50, E31, E23, and E55.

Now I’m ready to start adhering my cards together! The process is the same for each card, so I’m only showing one house below. I am using 3D foam squares and strips for items I want to stick out (such as the palm tree, bike, and tiki torches). I am using a glue pen for tiny things, such as the leaves on the wreath and the palm leaves. I am using double sided tape for the fence.

Here’s another look at the finished cards!

For my 2nd project, I created these shaker tags!

To make these tags, I am using the Tag Along dies from Heffy Doodle. I am using the same tag die to cut the acetate for my shaker portion so that it fits perfectly.
Next, I’m blending some backgrounds with distress oxides and stencils.

I’m stamping my images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then using my Copic markers to color my images.

I am adding “margarita salt” to the rim of my margarita using liquid glue and Frosted Sugar Powder from Dress My Craft. For my shakers, I’m using the Frosted Sugar Powder and Crystal Ice Cubes from Dress My Craft.

Here’s another photo of the finished tags!

Products for Beach Houses:
Beach House Add-On Stamps – NEW RELEASE
Beach House Add-On Honey Cuts – NEW RELEASE
House Builder Card Base
Salvaged Brick Background Stencil
Watercolor Lines Background Stencils

Products for Cocktail Tags:
Sip Sip Hooray Stamp Set – NEW RELEASE
Sip Sip Hooray Honey Cuts – NEW RELEASE
Raise A Glass Stamp Set – NEW RELEASE
Raise A Glass Honey Cuts – NEW RELEASE

Don’t forget to hop along with us for your chance to win a Honey Bee Stamps $25 gift card!

Blog Hop Lineup:
Honey Bee Stamps
Mindy Eggen
Sara Sherlock
Kelly Martin
Danielle Flynn
Brenda Noelke
Amy Tsuruta
Bobbi Lemanski
Amanda Fitterer (You are Here!)
Vera Yates
Ilda Dias
Laura Jane
Jenny Hall
Jessica Frost Ballas

Thank you so much for stopping by my post!
If you’re not already following me on Instagram, please follow me if you want to see more cards from me!
@craftyandcreativevibes
Xoxo, Amanda

Sweet Koalas

Hello all of my crafty friends! Today, I am sharing these super sweet koalas with you!

These koalas are a digital stamp by Kinda Cute. The Thank You Sentiments are also digital and printable.

I printed the images on 80lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock. I used my Copic markers to color the koalas. I used: N0, N1, N2, N3, N4, N6, R20. I used precision scissors to cut out the koalas.

The slimline dies are newly released from Heffy Doodle. The heart stencil I used for the background is also from Heffy Doodle! I used “Worn Lipstick” distress oxide to blend the background.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to see this post!
‘Til next time!! Xoxo, Amanda

Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia Collaboration Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some amazing inspiration featuring Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia products, and there is a prize up for grabs, too!

To make my first card, I am using the “You’re Weird” stamp set from Heffy Doodle. I stamp the images and color them with my Copic markers. I am using distress oxides and a water spritzer to create my backgrounds for the card. For my front piece, I am using the Stargazer Backdrop die from Heffy Doodle and the Scallop Window die from Studio Katia. For my sentiment, I’m using the I Love You Shadow Heffy Cuts die. For my shaker, I’m using the Rainbow Dots Glitter.

For my 2nd card, I am using the European Window die from Studio Katia. I am also using the same Scallop Window die as I did on the last card to create my curtain. For my background “inside the house”, I am using the Fancy Foliage stencil and distress oxide. To create my bushes and grass, I am using the Forest Builder dies and the Grassy Lass Border dies and then coloring them with Copic markers. I am stamping my kitty from the Purrfect Day stamp set and coloring her with Copic markers. Lastly, I’m finishing off my card with some Poseidon Crystals and some Dazzling Celery Petals (which were thrown in for free with my order! Yay!)

For my slimline card, I used the same European Window die, the Hello Squeakheart stamp set and the Purrfect Day stamp set. The sentiment is from the Sweet Stuff stamp set from Heffy Doodle.

GIVEAWAY INFO:

Heffy Doodle will be giving away a 25£ CG and Studio Katia a 25$ CG to their stores.
Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on July 7th on the Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia blogs.

Don’t forget to comment on every stop along the way to win!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Studio Katia Blog
Ashley Ebben
Kaja Vezenšek
Zsofia Molnar
Galina Filippenko
Cassie Trask
Ilda Dias
Cassie Tezak
Tracy Freeman
Ali Farmer
Tracey McNeely
Amanda Fitterer
Dana Gong
Heffy Doodle Blog

If you’re following along with the lineup, you’re next stop is: Dana Gong