There’s Always One Duck!

Hey there crafty friends! Today, I’m sharing a card using the Kinda Cute by Patricia “There’s Always One Duck” digital stamp!

Aren’t these little ducks so sweet?! And the little mischievous one just has my heart!

To make this card, I stamped some images from the Miss Ink Stamps “Rise and Shine” stamp set and the “Punny Farm Pigs” stamp set. Then, I used Copic markers to color the images in.

After my images were colored in completely, I grabbed a sentiment from the Heffy Doodle “Hot Diggity Dog” stamp set and stamped it directly onto my background.

I adhered my ducks using 3D foam adhesives, and voila! Finished!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you enjoyed my blog post and enjoy the rest of your week!

Gnome Sweet Gnome Light-Up Card with Amanda

Hello there all you crafty people!
If you’re not already following me, you can find me on Instagram, YouTube, and my Website!

Today, I am sharing a “Gnome Love” card that lights up!

For the video tutorial, please click here.

To create this card, I stamped images from the “Gnome Love” Stamp Set. I colored the images with Copic markers and then fussy cut the images out using scissors.

To create my galaxy background, I used Snow Flurries Perfect Blend Cardstock and Distress Oxides.

I created my own mix of water and Picket Fence White Distress Ink Refill in my Mister Perfect spray bottle and then flicked “stars” onto the background.

I poked holes through the galaxy background where I wanted the stars to shine through using my Picker and Poker Tool.

Then, using a gel pen, I marked the stars through the holes onto my black cardstock. I also marked where the button would go.

Using my white gel pen guides, I taped down my EZ-Lights using Purple Tape. The Purple Tape allows me some wiggle room to move my lights and wires around without ripping my cardstock.
Because the button is pretty thick, I used Heffy Doodle’s Deep Foam Tape on the black cardstock. This will keep the button from making a “bump” in the finished card.

I adhered my card front to my card base and the stamped images to my card front. For my finishing touches, I added a few clear gem stones to my stars. These magnified the light shining from the EZ-Lights!

Here’s another look at the finished card!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope this tutorial inspired you to create something today! Xoxo, Amanda

This blog post uses affiliate links to help me fund my crafting! If you click through and make a purchase using one of the links above, I am able to receive a small commission from the sale! It won’t cost you any extra, but you will help be helping me out and I really appreciate that!

Kinda Cute Alien Birthday

Hey there! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog today! Today, I am sharing a birthday card using Kinda Cute by Patricia’s Alien Digital Stamp Set.

To make this card, I am starting with the galaxy background. I used Heffy Doodle’s Stargazer Backdrop on a piece of white cardstock. Then, I created the galaxy effect by blending Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, Twisted Citron, and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks.

Next, I colored my images using Copic markers and then cut them out using scissors.

For my sentiment, I used the MFT Space Explorer stamp set. I also grabbed a few stars from this stamp set and used 3D foam squares to adhere them to my card front.

Here’s a few closeups of the finished card!

Heffy Doodle and Sunny Studio Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Sunny Studio Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both companies!

I couldn’t choose just 1 card, so I decided to make 2!

Whenever I’m starting a card, I like to lay my stamps out on my card base to get an idea of what the card will look like. After doing that, I got blended my background using Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, and Dusty Concord Distress Oxides.

The next step is stamping and coloring! I stamped images from the Heffy Doodle Chimply the Best, Wingman, Hootiful, and Beary Big Heart stamp sets. From Sunny Studio Stamps, I stamped images from the Silly Sloths stamp set.

For my sentiments, I used the word bubbles from the Whatcha Sayin’ stamp set. I also used a sentiment from the Silly Sloth stamp set.

Once I had all of my elements ready, I used 3D foam squares and strips to adhere everything to my background.

For my other card, I used Chimply the Best and Silly Sloths again. I stamped the images and colored them with Copic markers.

For my background and border, I used the UnbeLEAFable Stencil and the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I wanted my border to stick out farther than regular 3D foam adhesive, so I used the Deep Foam Tape.

I created leaves with the Amazonian Leaves Dies and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide. Finally, I started adhering everything to my card front with glue and 3D foam squares and strips.

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Sunny Studio Stamps will be giving away $35 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM on March 3rd to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on March 4th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Sunny Studio Stamps Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog
Tallie Clewley
Mayra Duran-Hernandez
Mona Toth
Candice Fisher
Davina Cantrell
Julia Englich
Amanda Fitterer
Handmade by Kavya
Sunny Studio Blog

Athena Reading

Hello friends! Welcome back to my blog! Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using the Kinda Cute by Patricia Athena Girl Reading digital stamp and the Window and Curtains Room Background digital stamp.

First, I set up my images in Adobe Illustrator. Then, I printed them on 80 lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock. Then, I colored the images using Copic markers.

After I had it all colored, I used a stitched rectangle die and a trimmer to create my layers. I stamped my sentiment underneath the image and assembled the card!

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

Magical Dragons Light-up Card with Video Tutorial

Hello my friends!! I’m here today to share a light-up card I made using the incredibly easy-to-use EZ- Lights!  I also have a video to share with you on how I added the EZ-Lights to my card!

Here’s the video tutorial:

I created this card using My Favorite Things’ Magical Dragons and Up in the Air stamp sets.  For my card front, I used Heffy Doodle’s Slimline Pull Tab Dies.  For my sky background, I blended Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxides and then spritzed it with water.

On my card base, I made marks where I wanted my lights to shine through and where I wanted the button to be.  Then, I adhered my button using double sided tape.  I held my lights down using tape as well, with the bulbs facing upwards.  I used Heffy Doodle Deep Foam Tape to prop my card front up so that there wasn’t a bulge where the button was.

I adhered my card front to my card base and tested to make sure the lights worked.  Then, I adhered all of the stamped images onto my card front.  Here’s another photo of the finished card!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you enjoyed my card and video!
Xoxo, Amanda

This blog uses affiliate links to help me fund my crafting! If you click through and make a purchase using one of the links above, I am able to receive a small commission from the sale! It won’t cost you any extra, but you will help be helping me out and I really appreciate that!

Flamingo Couple

Hello all you fellow crafters! I hope your week was amazing! I’m so glad it’s finally Friday! We even had a snow day this week, but it still felt like a long week! 🙂

Today, I’m sharing a card I made using Kinda Cute by Patricia’s Flamingo Couple digital stamp.

To make this card, I started by printing the Flamingo Couple on 80 lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock. This cardstock is perfect for coloring with Copic markers.

Once I finished coloring my images in, I cut them out with Cutter Bee Scissors. I always use these scissors for fussy cutting.

I created a white frame using Lawn Fawn’s Four Square Backdrop Landscape Die.

For my background, I blended Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed Distress Oxides. I spritzed the cardstock with my Nuvo Mist Spray Bottle and then patted it dry with a paper towel.

For my grass, I used Heffy Doodle’s Grassy Lass dies and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide.

I added some Amazonian Leaves and some Heart Drops to finish the card off!

Such a sweet Valentine’s card for a friend or an associate!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

Xoxo, Amanda

This blog uses affiliate links to help me fund my crafting! If you click through and make a purchase using one of the links above, I am able to receive a small commission from the sale! It won’t cost you any extra, but you will help be helping me out and I really appreciate that!

Puppy Love with the Hedgehog Hollow Feb Box

Hello there my fellow crafters! Have you received your February Subscription Box yet?? It’s FULL of all kinds of cute pet stencils, stamps, and paper!

To create these 2 cards, I cut down 2 pieces of black cardstock to 4″ x 5.25″. Then, I trimmed down the patterned paper that was included in the Subscription Box, leaving a small black border all the way around.

Grabbing the stamp sets from the box, I stamped a couple of cute images using black ink.

Using the Who Let the Dogs Out stamp set by Heffy Doodle, I stamped 2 puppies and colored them with Copic markers.

I cut out all the images and then put double sided foam adhesive on the back. I tied pink and white baker’s twine around the card fronts and then placed the images where I wanted them. As a finishing touch, I added a few pink hearts.

Then, I adhered my card fronts to the card base using 3D foam adhesive strips.

I love all the little paw prints! They’re just so sweet!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Xoxo, Amanda

DIY Craftroom Organization Binder

Well hello there! Thank you so much for coming by my blog today! I hope you love this DIY Craftroom Organization binder I made to share with you all!

The January 2021 Hedgehog Hollow Subscription Box included this awesome A5 clear binder and I KNEW I had to use it in a project! What better DIY project than Craftroom Organization?! I’ve been struggling with finding a better way to organize my crafty supplies and have everything within arm’s reach.

Here are some of the pages from my binder:

I made all of these pages from scratch – if you can believe it!
In Adobe Illustrator, I created art boards that were A5 size.

DIVIDERS:
For my dividers, I used some patterns I found online. Then, I created my headers for each page.
I printed these dividers on glossy photo paper and then used my laminator to laminate each one.

INSERTS:
Then, I designed each of my inserts, leaving room for holes on the left side. I printed these inserts on 80lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock, as that is the cardstock I use while making cards. This is super important for the accuracy of the ink pads and Copic markers.

Note: For my Copic hair and skin page, I used the “School Girl” digital stamp by Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.

I used an adjustable hole punch to punch holes on all of my inserts and dividers.

For my Distress Inks and Oxides blends pages, I cut down 80lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock into 2″ squares. Then, I created my blends on them, used double sided tape on the back of them, and placed them in my binder.

For my Ink Pads, I used the Waffle Flower Color Combos for Ink Pads stamp set.

For my Copic Blends, I only needed my Copic markers!

Here are a few close-ups of each of the inserts:

There is so much more room to add more into the binder as well! I added some blank A5 sheets to the back for notes and whatnot! This organization thing can be quite time consuming, but it’s worth it!

I have some more ideas of inserts I will add:
Word Dies
Nuvo Drops
Cardstock Colors
Embossing Powders
Black Inks and their Properties

Do you have any more suggestions?! Please leave a comment and let me know!

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

Disclaimer: Some links I’ve used above are affiliate links. Please use them to get your products that I LOVE, at no extra cost to you! It helps me to fund my crafting that I get to share with you!! 🙂

You’re My Princess

Hello crafty friends!

Today, I am sharing a magical slimline card using the Princess Bundle Set from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alavrez.

To create this card, I printed the images on 80lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock. I, then, colored the images with Copic markers. I cut the images out using precision scissors.

To create my slimline base, I used the Pink and Main Blessings Slimline Die. I blended Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and Oxide to create my background. I adhered my card together using 3D foam strips and squares.

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

EZ-Lights Peek-a-Boo Pals Light Up Card

Hello there, crafty friends!  I am so happy to be guest designing for Pear Blossom Press using the oh-so-amazing EZ- Lights!

To make this light-up card, I started by stamping some images from the Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo Pets, Peek-a-Boo Pals, and Peek-a-Boo Car stamp sets.  I colored all of the images with Copic markers and then cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Now onto creating my background scene!  On a piece of white cardstock cut to 5.25″ x 4.5″, I blended Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides.  I also created a foreground frame using Heffy Doodle’s Stitched Rectangle Dies and My Favorite Things Inside and Out Stitched Rounded Squares Dies.  For my street, I grabbed a piece of gray cardstock and used the Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joe Border Dies.  I darkened the edges using Black Soot Distress ink to give it some dimension.  I also stamped my sentiment on the “street” using Versamark Watermark Ink and used white embossing powder on it.

Using the Heffy Doodle Cityscape Stencil, I created a city in the background with Black Soot Distress Ink.  I added some stars with Antique Linen Distress Oxide and the Starfall Stencil.

Now, I’m finally ready to get my EZ-lights installed!  I set my colored images up where I wanted them and then used a pencil to make marks on the background where I wanted my lights to shine through.  I poked holes through those spots and then used my pencil to create dots on my card base.  I put dots where I wanted each of the 3 lights to go, as well as where my push button will be.

Then, on my card base, I lined up the lights and push button on top of my pencil marks.  I used some tape to hold the pieces down and used 3mm Deep Foam Tape to prop my card front up.  This thick foam tape keeps me from having to double up on regular foam tape!

Now, all I needed to do was adhere all my images to the front of the card using liquid glue and 3D foam squares!  And voila!  It’s magic!  Man, I love these EZ-lights!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!  I hope you have a fantastic day!  Xoxo, Amanda

Birds of a Feather

Hello there, crafty peeps! I hope you’re all fully recovered from the holidays! I feel like I’m finally getting back into the hang of things and finally getting back into the craftroom after all the madness!

Today, I’m on the blog to show you this bright and cheery little card I made using the Kinda Cute “Cute Shaped Animals” digital stamp to create this card!

I printed the images on 80# Neenah Solar White Cardstock and then colored the little cuties in with Copic markers.

Then, I created a gorgeous and bright background using Squeezed Lemonade and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxides.

To create some fun (albeit not true to life) clouds, I used the “Angel Eyes”Wow! Embossing Powder with Heffy Doodle’s “Head in the Clouds” stencil.

I created a white frame border using Stitched Rectangle Dies. I also cut some Lawn Fawn Bunting Borders for my birds to sit on.

I grabbed some sentiments from the Heffy Doodle “Wingman” stamp set and used white embossing powder on black cardstock. I adhered everything to my card using 3D foam strips and squares!

Here are a few close-up photos of the finished card!

Thank you so much for dropping by today! I hope you’re staying healthy and happy! Xoxo, Amanda

Pandas Sending Good Vibes

Hey there crafty friends! I hope you are all having wonderful celebrations with your families for the holidays!

Today, I am sharing this bright and happy card using Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Panda Bear Digital Stamp.

I printed the images on 80# Neenah Solar White cardstock and then colored the images with Copic markers. I cut the images out using precision scissors.

To create my card base and background, I used the Hello Bluebird Gallery Frames #4 Die. I created spots using the Heffy Doodle Dotty Lottie Stencil. I blended Twisted Citron, Rustic Wilderness, and Black Soot Distress Inks and Oxides for the background and only used Rustic Wilderness for my frame. I also cut some leaves using the Heffy Doodle Amazonian Leaves Dies.

I adhered everything to the card base using liquid glue, 3D foam squares and strips.

I love how cheery this card! I think it would brighten up anybody’s day, don’t you?!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a wonderful New Years!

Xoxo, Amanda

Heffy Doodle and Miss Ink Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Miss Ink Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop!  Design team members from both teams are sharing some crafty inspiration using products from both companies!  Plus, both stores will be giving away prizes!

Now, let’s get crafty! I couldn’t handle all the cuteness of all the stamps, so I ended up making 3 cards!

  1. For my first card, I created my card front using Heffy Doodle’s Stitched Rectangle Dies.
  2. I stamped images from the Heffy Doodle Hootiful Stamp Set and the Miss Ink Stamps Say Cheese Stamp Set. I colored them with Copic markers.
  3. For my background, I used the Miss Ink Stamps Scene Builder: Meadow Stamp Set.
  4. I cut everything out and then adhered it to my card base using 3D foam squares!

For my next card, I wanted to create a cute slimline card!

  1. I stamped images from the Heffy Doodle Quill You Be Mine and Gnome Matter What sets and then colored and cut them.
  2. I used the Heffy Doodle Stitched Slimline Trio Dies to create my slimline base and frames.
  3. On my background, I stamped images from the Miss Ink Stamps Scene Builder: Meadow Stamp Set and the Rise and Shine Stamp Set. I used Heffy Doodle Memo Tape to make sure I didn’t stamp outside the frames.
  4. I used the Bold Banner Sentiments from Heffy Doodle and die cut them with the coordinating die to make perfect banners.
  5. I adhered everything to my base using 3D foam squares and strips.

For my final card, I knew I had to use these cute little Punny Farm Pigs from Miss Ink Stamps.

  1. I started with Rise and Shine Stamp Set for my background.
  2. I used the Grassy Lass Border Dies to create some grass for my foreground and colored it with Bundled Sage Distress Ink.
  3. Then, I stamped my Punny Farm Pigs, Quill You Be Mine, and A Little Shellfish stamp sets and colored and cut them.
  4. I colored in my background using Copic markers and used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for my sky.
  5. I used the Whatcha Sayin’ and Whatcha Saying Now for my sentiments.
  6. I adhered everything to my card base with 3D foam squares, strips, and liquid glue!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog post! I hope you enjoyed my cards!

Make sure to comment along the way for your chance to win! Miss Ink Stamps will be giving away $25 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog
Silvia Galloni 
Cassie Trask
Davina Cantrell
Amanda Fitterer (you are here!)
Yuliya Yavorskaya 
Ali Farmer
Emelie Hessler
Miss Ink Blog

VIDEO: DIY NECKLACE, KEYCHAIN, AND GIFT PACKAGING

Hello there, Hollowers! I hope you are all having a fantastic Tuesday! I told you I’d be back with another fun project using the December 2020 Box and here I am! If you didn’t see my blog post from last week, you can find it here. I made a cute card using all the Forest Friends! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see my other posts as well!

This week, I am sharing a video tutorial! I made a Shrinky Dink necklace and keychain. Plus, I made the gift packaging to put it in! This month’s subscription box is most definitely my fav so far! Did you get yours yet?!

You can watch the video tutorial here.

To create the gift packaging, I used the Heffy Doodle Gift Card Pocket Die. I created my own dot borders with a Sharpie pen.

For the bears and sentiment, I used the Forest Friends and Animal Greetings Stamp Sets that were included in the December Subscription Box. I colored the images with Copic markers.

To create my necklace and keychain, I used Dress My Craft’s Shrink Prink. I stamped the bear from the Forest Friends Stamp Set on the glossy side of the Shrink Prink with Staz-On ink. I, then, colored him on the frosted side of the Shrink Prink using colored pencils. I used a hole punch to create a hole BEFORE shrinking him down with my heat tool.

I just love the sentiment “Thank you beary much” with these sweet Forest Friends bears! My daughter has already stolen the keychain and hung it in her room!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and video! Looking forward to my post for next week! What could it be… what could it be… ?

Don’t forget, you only have until December 14th to order this box! What are you waiting for!?

Xoxo, Amanda 🙂

You’re a Dear Friend with Hedgehog Hollow

Hello there, crafty friends! Today, I am on the Hedgehog Hollow Blog sharing this absolutely adorable card that I made using items from the December 2020 Subscription Box! This box is probably my favorite one yet! I am a sucker for woodland animals and this box has 3 fun stamp sets! To see the stamp sets and the rest of the contents of the box, you can click here to see the reveal video!

Now, onto the card tutorial! I started with the Mama Elephant Six Window Cover Creative Cuts Die. I stamped some pretty leaves, branches, and acorns from the Animal Greetings Stamp Set. This set was included in the December Box.

For my card base, I used the Trees Stencil that was also in the December Box. I blended the trees with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.

Now onto my favorite part – The Forest Friends! I stamped my images with Hero Arts Intensified Black Ink and then colored them in with Copic markers. I used detail scissors to cut out each image. I really need to get a Scan n Cut machine, but fussy cutting can be relaxing when I have the time!

For my sentiment, I grabbed the Animal Greetings Stamp Set again and stamped the sentiment with Versamark Watermark Ink onto black cardstock. I used white embossing powder and my heat tool to melt the powder. I fussy cut this sentiment out as well.

I adhered everything to my card base with 3D foam strips and squares. Here are some close-ups of the finished card!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post! I am pretty excited to get back into the craft room and make some more Forest Friend creations! There’s another stamp set not shown in this project that is calling my name!

Remember, if you want these stamp sets and stencils, you have to get the December Subscription Box! You have until December 14th to buy it! To see all the Subscription Options, you can go here.

Thanks again for stopping by! Xoxo, Amanda

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

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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