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
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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 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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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 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!
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!
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.
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.
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!