Hello there! Today, I have a new post up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog! Click here to see the post!
Hello there friends! Today I’m sharing another project created using the September 2020 Hedgehog Hollow box!
To see the entire post, click here.
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!
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!
‘Til next time!! Xoxo, Amanda
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!
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?!
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!
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?!
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!!
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!
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
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
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
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
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:
Slimline Pull Tab Dies
Stitched Slimline Trio Dies
Grassy Lass Border Dies
Bold Banner Sentiments Stamps
Bold Banner Sentiments Dies
Wavy Water Slides Dies
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
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.
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
Amanda Fitterer (You are Here!)
Time for Tea Designs Blog
Thank you so much for hopping along with us!
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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!
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:
I hope you enjoyed my post! If you’re not following me on Instagram yet, you can find me here!
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
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
Amanda Fitterer (You are Here!)
Jessica Frost Ballas
Thank you so much for stopping by my post!
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Hello all of my crafty friends! Today, I am sharing these super sweet koalas with you!
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
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!)
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:
If you’re following along with the lineup, you’re next stop is: Dana Gong
Hi friends! I’m back again with some more projects with the Hedgehog Hollow June 2020 subscription box! I had so much fun guest designing for them!
My first project is these adorable earrings I made using Shrink Prink (by Dress My Craft). I stamped the images using Staz-On ink so it would dry quickly and not smear.
I colored the images with colored pencils on the matte (opposite) side.
I cut the images out with precision scissors and then used a 1/8″ hole punch on both leaves to create a whole for my earring wires.
I used my heat tool to shrink them down and then added the earring wires.
The 2nd project I created was an elephant keychain. I used the same steps as the earrings, but used a 1/4″ hole punch instead.
The next project I created was this beautiful watercolor elephant card.
I stamped the image with Catherine Pooler Midnight Black ink. This ink pad is waterproof so I don’t have to worry about the watercolor smearing the ink.
I used Altenew watercolor markers and a water brush to color the image. I then splattered the watercolor all over the card front.
The last project I did was a fun light-up card using Pear Blossom Press’s EZ Lights.
I used some dies to create a “window” for my card front. I cut down a piece of vellum and folded it in half to make it thicker.
I stamped my image with Staz-On ink so that it would dry quickly and not smear.
I colored the backside of the image with Copic markers.
I taped my vellum to the backside of the window with tape. I also stamped my sentiments on black cardstock with VersaMark Watermark ink. I used white embossing powder and heat embossed the sentiment with my heat gun. I used scissors to cut the sentiments down.
I added 3D foam strips to the back of my card and taped my EZ Lights onto my card. I used double sided tape and 3D foam strips to assemble the card so that when you press the sentiment “kind”, the card lights up!
I had such a fun time guest designing with this box! Thank you so much for checking out my posts! Xoxo, Amanda
Hey all my crafty friends! I hope you are all doing well!
Hedgehog Hollow asked me to guest design for them using their June 2020 subscription box.
I created a video showing all of the contents of the June 2020 box, as well as the process for making 3 fun geometric cards!
To make these cards, I stamped the images with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and used my Copic markers to color them in. I used precision scissors to cut each image out.
I stamped my sentiments out with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Frayed Burlap distress oxide. I cut them out with scissors as well.
I cut down my beautiful patterned paper and cardstock pieces down to fit my card base and layered them on top of each other. I adhered them to my card base with double sided tape. I used liquid glue to adhere my chipboard pieces and 3D foam squares and strips to adhere my animals and sentiments.
These cards were so simple to make, but ended up looking so sophisticated and beautiful!
I can’t wait to show you some more projects next week, right here on the blog! Xoxo, Amanda
Hello lovely friends! Thanks for stopping by my blog to to see this adorable monster selling lemonade! This cute digital stamp can be printed as one scene or as separate pieces and arranged in your own scene! You can find this stamp on Kinda Cute’s website!
I’m going to start by printing the digital stamp on 80lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock. I’m printing the images separately so that I can arrange my own scene. I’m also going to print a few extra lemonade pitchers!
I’m ready to color my images now! For the lemonade, I’m using Y00, Y04, and Y08. For the lemonade stand, I’m using E30, E31, E33, E35, and E37.
Now, I’m going to use YG00, YG01, and YG03 for the awning. I’m also using BG000, BG10 and BG11.
For my cute little monster, I’m using YG17, YG03, YG01, YG00. For his outfit and eye, I’m using BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, and 100 (to make stripes). I’m using T5, T6, T8, and T10 for his hairs.
Now, I’m going to cut all of my images out with some precision scissors. After I’m finished with that, I’m ready to arrange my scene. I am using some stencils and dies and distress oxides to create my background. The stencils are from Simon Says Stamp and the die is from Heffy Doodle.
I am going to heat emboss some sentiments with white embossing powder on black cardstock and then adhere everything to my card using 3D foam squares and strips.
Thank you so much for stopping by my site! Xoxo, Amanda
Hey there! I’m so happy you’ve come to my blog to see this adorable card I made using Kinda Cute’s Papa Bear and Baby digital stamp! I think Father’s Day cards can be one of the hardest cards to make. Well, really, any masculine card is difficult in my opinion! But when I saw this digital stamp, I thought it was PERFECT for a dad! I hope you like it!
Now, I’m ready to color them! I’m using my Copic markers to color in the trees. For the trunks, I’m using E23, E25, and E29. For the trees, I’m using G07, G05, G28, and G29.
For the bears, I’m using E44 (Papa only), E43, E42, E41, R20 (baby only), E50, E51, and E53. I also am using my white Gelly Roll pen for the baby’s cheeks.
I’m taking a textured towel and soaking a corner of it with Alcohol Blending Solution. Then, I’m carefully dabbing the Papa’s body with it, avoiding his face, the baby, and the trees.
Finally, I’m ready to assemble my card using double sided tape!
Such a simple and fun card to make for Dad! Thanks again for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!
To create this fun tropical card, I used products from many of my favorite companies!
I wanted to think a little “outside the box” so I decided to create a 2 part card! For my outer pocket measuring 4.25” x 5.5”, I am using Heffy Doodle’s yellow cardstock. I scored it with my 12” x 12” scoring board and cut it with scissors to create tabs to fold over and adhere. To create a subtle background, I used Pretty Pink Posh’s “Tropical Background Stencil” and Mustard Seed distress oxide. To create a little peek-a-boo hole, I used some stitched circle dies.
I cut down a piece of white cardstock to 4” x 5.25” to be my inner card. Using the “Clouds for Days stencil” from Simon Says Stamp, I created a very subtle blue sky background using leftover ink on my blue blender brush.
I don’t have any waves dies, but I wanted to create a scene for my penguin that had waves! I got a little crafty and decided to use Heffy Doodle’s “Silver Linings Cloud Dies”! I focused on parts of the dies that looked the most like waves. I cut them with my Easy Cuts die cutting machine and then colored them with Copic markers.
Since I don’t have a beach die either, I decided to get a little creative again! I used Heffy Doodle’s “Forest Builder dies” and grabbed a tree that resembled the beach! I cut it down to make it fit in corner of my card. I also cut some “Swirly Clouds” out for my sky.
I grabbed a whole bunch of tropical stamp sets and picked a palm tree (from Pretty Pink Posh’s “Tropical Birds”), a penguin (from MFT’s “Penguins in Paradise”), and the little accessories (from Mama Elephant’s “Summer Days”). I colored in all of my images with Copic markers.
For my 2 sentiments, I used Honey Bee Stamps “Blown Away” and Heffy Doodle’s “Whatcha Sayin’” stamp sets.
I put the whole scene together using 3D foam squares, strips, and glue. I added a little bling by adding some Ink Road Stamps Crystal Sunshine beads as coconuts and some yellow twine on the outer pocket.
Thanks so much for checking out this blog post!! I hope you enjoyed it! Xoxo, Amanda
12”x12” Dress My Craft Score Board (affiliate link)
Dress My Craft Easy Cuts Die Cutting Machine (affiliate link)
Heffy Doodle Cardstock
Pretty Pink Posh “Tropical Birds”
My Favorite Things “Penguins in Paradise” (discontinued)
Mama Elephant “Summer Days”
Honey Bee Stamps “Blown Away”
Heffy Doodle “Whatcha Sayin'”
Heffy Doodle “Silver Linings Cloud Border Dies”
Heffy Doodle “Forest Builder Dies”
Heffy Doodle “Swirly Clouds Die”
Pretty Pink Posh “Tropical Background Stencil”
Simon Says Stamp “Clouds for Days Stencil”
Ink Road Stamps “Crystal Sunshine half beads”
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Hello all of my crafty friends! I hope you are all doing well! I have been enjoying the warmer weather my kiddos and husband! We’ve been spending lots of time at the pool! I hope you are having nice weather as well!
Today, I have my very first card I’ve made for the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez design team! It’s this adorable Mermaid in Shell digi stamp!
I printed the digital stamp on 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Card Stock. Then, using Copic markers, I colored in my mermaid. (Click on a photo below to view it larger.)
Next, I used the Ocean Scene Builder Stencil from Honey Bee to create my background. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and Copic markers (BG0000, BG000, BG11, and BG70). I also used Frayed Burlap for my plants.
I added just a few water droplets and a “Stay Salty” sentiment to complete the scene!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoyed this post! Til next time! Xoxo, Amanda
Hey guys! I got this Build-a-Bot stamp set from Honey Bee stamps this week and I’m so in love!! They’re so stinking cute! Go through the photos below to see all the products used and what colors I used!
Hello my friends!! This post is a little bit longer than usual, but I wanted to show you step-by-step how I assembled this fun pop-up card!
I am starting with Pretty Pink Posh’s “Tropical Birds” stamp set and Mama Elephant’s “Summer Days” stamp set. I’m stamping everything on 110 lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock and coloring with Copic markers. Click on any photo to see the images zoomed in!
I’m cutting out everything using my Easy Cuts die cutting machine from Dress My Craft. I use purple tape to hold my dies in place so they don’t shift.
Now, I’m ready to start making my pop-up box. This die set is from Lawn Fawn.
I’m ready to start adhering my stamped images to the box! And then, I’m all done!!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did!
Hello all my crafty friends! I hope you are all staying healthy and sane during this crazy time!
For this lovely lady’s hair, I used V0000, T0, T2, T3, and BV23. The pinks are R83, R81 and RV34. The greens are BG93 and BG90. The oranges are YR20, YR30, and YR21.
I used scissors to cut out the stamped images. I adhered the images with 3D foam squares.
Stay healthy, friends! Xoxo, Amanda
Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is staying happy and healthy!
I made this card before this terrible Coronavirus epidemic. Now, I’m posting it because we all need a little reminder of what’s to come after this is all over! (Or, if you’re like me, you are already treating yourself to a little online retail therapy!!)
To make this card, I started with creating my own street using a ruler and my Copic markers. I used T7, T6, T5, and T4 to create the street.
I used Antique Linen distress ink and this cloud stencil to create a neutral sky.
I stamped my images from the Sunny Studio City Streets stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. To keep a certain color palette, I used the same markers throughout all the stamped images.
I stamped my sentiment with Versamark Watermark ink and used white detail embossing powder. I used my heat tool to emboss the sentiment.
I cut the images out with the coordinating dies and adhered them to my card front with 3D foam adhesive.
Here are a few close-up photos!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Stay healthy!! Xoxo, Amanda
Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is staying healthy!
I’m using Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp all of my images.
I’m coloring in my images with Copic markers.
For my background, I’m using this brick background stamp and Hickory Smoke distress oxide. I’m also cutting a stitched border with a die and black cardstock.
I’m using 3D foam squares, strips, and glue to adhere everything to my card.
Here are a few close-ups of the finished card!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Xoxo, Amanda
Hi everyone! Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Catherine Pooler Designs Collaboration Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some inspiration with the new Heffy Doodle and Catherine Pooler releases, and there is a prize up for grabs, too!
I had such a fun time playing with the new releases! The Catherine Pooler inks are so juicy and amazing! I had to make more than just one card!
I am using one of the dies from the Fancy Nancy Frames set to create a cutout in the center of the top of my card front.
I’m using the Happy X Three dies to cut out a black inline and a white outline for my sentiment.
Now, I’m ready to stamp my Quill You Be Mine images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This ink works well with Copic markers, which I will use to color in my stamped images.
Body: E41, E42, E43, R21, white Gelly Roll pen
Quills: E44, E43, and E42
Balloons (on 2nd attempt!): G0000, G00, and G02
After using the coordinating dies to cut my images out, I’m ready to start putting my card together. I’m using foam tape and squares to create a 3D layers.
I’m stamping my sentiment on black cardstock using Versamark Watermark ink. I’m adding white detail embossing powder and using my heat gun to emboss it. I am cutting down small strips of 1/8” foam tape and putting it on the back of my “happy” piece.
Now I’m ready to add my sentiments and it’s all done!
For the next card, I’m going to make a slimline card, using the same Catherine Pooler inks and So Happy stamp set. I’m starting by laying out where I want things to be. I’m going to use some masking tape to cover the sentiment “HAPPY” because I’m going to stamp that in a different color. After stamping my sentiments, I’m using one of the Fancy Nancy frames to create some peek-a-boo cutouts. I’m using the Mint to Be ink pad to blend a background that will be peeking through my cutouts.
I’m stamping my bugs from the Big Bug Hugs and coloring them with Copic markers.
Now, I’m ready to adhere everything to the card using 3D foam adhesive!
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Hey crafty friends!! It’s time for a new card! There is quite a mix of products in this card! Check it out!
I’m going to create a background using Heffy Doodle’s Sun Moon and Stars Dies. I’m also going to blend a background with some distress oxides and my blending brushes. I’m creating some very light stars with white distress ink and the Heffy Doodle Starfall Stencil. For my foreground, I’m using a brick stencil that I made myself and distress oxide.
After adhering everything to the card, it’s all done!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Til next time!! Xoxo, Amanda
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!
I am so in love with this new stamp set Pasta La Vista! It’s so versatile because you can add the hands, legs, faces and bows or leave them out! Plus, the sentiments are seriously amazing! Of course, you’ll want the coordinating dies as well!
To make this card, I am starting with a piece of white 110# Neenah Solar White cardstock. I am creating a blue background by blending “Tumbled Glass”, “Salty Ocean” and “Blueprint Sketch” distress oxides.
Tip: To avoid fingerprints on your background, use a piece of Memo Tape to hold your cardstock in place.
Next, I am cutting a Lawn Fawn PeekaBoo Backdrop. I have not glued my frame down yet, I’m just using it as a guide to place my sentiment. I am stamping my sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
I am using Darice 3D foam adhesive strips on the back of my backdrop.
Now, I’m ready to stamp my Pasta La Vista images! I am using Memento Tuxedo Black ink again because it’s Copic-friendly and I’m going to be using my Copic markers to color my images.
Tip: If you stamp more than you need, stick your extras back in the your stamp/die envelope!
Another tip: Use a pencil eraser to control your new stamps, since they are stickier and harder to handle with your fingers.
Time to color (my fav!!!)
We’re ready to die cut with the coordinating Pasta La Vista dies!
I’m putting 3D foam adhesive squares on the back of my pasta images.
Tip: Don’t remove the backing yet. Lay everything on your card where you think you like it first. That way, you can see what it looks like 3D before committing.
I’m thinking I need more leaves and another bow, so I’m going to go ahead and stamp and die cut those now!
Now, I’m ready to remove my backing from all my 3D foam and place my stamped images on the card! I’m using this little sticky tool to help place my legs and arms where I want them before I glue them all down.
I’m going to use a glue pen to adhere my little legs and arms because they’re so tiny.
The legs that are together have too much white space in them, so I’m just going to cut them down with my scissors.
Now, I’m just going to adhere my word bubble down and it’s all finished!
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Hey guys!! I’m really excited to share this card with you!
I used Heffy Doodle’s “Hello Squeakheart” stamp set to create this adorable scene!
Keep scrolling to see how I put this card together!
I started by setting up my scene. This die is called “Peek-a-Boo Backdrop” by Lawn Fawn. I love it’s versatility and use it all the time!
I like to lay out my stamps on my backdrop, so that I can get an idea of how my scene will look. This is sort of the look I’m going for:
I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink because it is very Copic-friendly.
Then, I went ahead and started coloring my images! The photos show each of the markers used for each component.
Next, I took my background piece of cardstock and blended an “ombre” backgruond with Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade.
I used Darice foam strips to give my frames some dimension.
I adhered everything with 3D foam adhesives and glue.
Once I had everything adhered, I wanted to add extra fun to the card! I stamped some more cheese and some sunflower seeds and colored them using the same Copic markers as above!
I adhered my new stamped images using 3D foam squares. I cut some of the squares in half for my sunflower seeds because they were too big. I also used a few Sunshine Crystals from Ink Road.
That’s it! Thanks so much for coming to my blog!!!
This is just the sweetest little shaker card with a gift card holder on the inside!
See the tutorial below! (Scroll all the way to the bottom to see the Copic markers I used!)
Start with a piece of 10.25″ x 5.5″ white card stock. Score it at 4″, flip the card 180° and score again at 2″.
I used a super pointy tool to make a hole in my card front. I measure it with a ruler to make sure I centered it correctly.
Next, I rounded all the edges with corner punch. This amazing 3 Corner Punch is from Dress My Craft and has 3 different options. I used R7mm, but any corner punch will do.
For the gift card holder that goes inside the card, I cut a piece of card stock to 4.25″ x 2.5″. Then, I scored it at 1″ and 3.25″. Then, I turned it 180° and scored at the 2″ mark.
This adorable Mini Score Board is also from Dress My Craft. It is my go-to score board because it’s so tiny and doesn’t take up any space!
I cut a diagonal line and then a straight line to create a better fold.
After figuring out where I wanted to place my shaker circle, I needed to cut out a circle from the flap so that the card would close properly. I held my die in place with some purple tape and then ran it through my die cut machine.
I used a Dotted Hearts background stamp from Simon Says Stamp along with Shaded Lilac distress oxide. I blended the entire card using Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar.
I made a smaller circle die cut for the top portion of the card. And then I made one tiny circle that will be used to wrap my twine around.
I blended all the circles with Distress Oxides.
I stamped, colored, and die cut my Avery Elle “Peek-a-Boo Pals”. Please see the end of the post for the colors used.
Next, I got my littlest circle ready for a brad and the twine.
Next, I stamped a few sentiments onto black card stock with Versamark watermark. I heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Next, I adhered all my components to the front of the card, using glue and 3D foam dots.
For the inside fo the card, I stamped a sentiment onto my gift card holder.
I used super sticky double sided tape to hold my gift card holder together and placed it in the center of the inside of the card.
Next I adhered my hippo, being sure that the gift card would be able to go BEHIND the hippo.
I cut a piece of white card stock and rounded the edges. I adhered it on the left flap.
All finished!! Here are some more photos! (Keep scrolling down for the Copic markers used.)
For the bunny: W00, W1, W2, W3, W4 and RV10.
For the Hippo: C00, C1, C3, C4, and RV10.
For the Monkey: E40, E41, E42, E43, E0000, E02, and RV10.
For the Party Hats: V12, V15, V17, BV000, BV02, and BV04.
I used a white Gelly pen for the highlights.
Hi guys! Amanda here!
I wanted to share this super cute bee card with you! Keep scrolling to see how I made this card!
I used 1 die from the Honey Bee’s “Hexagon Patterns” die set to create a honey comb pattern.
I used a pencil to trace my honeycomb pattern so i would know where to color.
Using different combinations of my yellow Copic markers, I colored in my honeycomb. I colored 2 of my die cut hexagons as well.
Using some Black Soot distress ink and a water brush, I made some black speckles on my card front.
I used a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp “Bee Yourself” stamp set. From the same set, I stamped 2 little bees and colored them with my yellow and gray Copic markers. Then, I die cut my bees with the coordinating dies.
After figuring out the placement of my bees, I stamped a few dotted lines (also from the “Bee Yourself” stamp set).
Here are some more photos! Thanks so much for stopping by!
If you don’t have any Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo Pals in your crafty collection, you are missing out! This stamp set is “Peek-a-Boo Summer Pals”. To see more photos and how I made this card, please keep reading on!! Enjoy!!
Here’s how I put this card together:
1. Start with the My Favorite Things Inside and Out Stitched Rectangle dies.
2. Place them on the A2 100# Neenah cardstock for your DIY frames. (I use Purple tape to hold them in place. I re-use the same pieces of tape over and over until it’s no longer sticky.)
3. Now it’s time to stamp your images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I use this ink pad because it works well with Copic markers. I use the MISTI stamping tool to stamp with.
I grabbed a sentiment bubble from the Avery Elle “Peek-a-Boo Pets” as well.
4. Start coloring!!
I used Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y11, Y21, Y32, and Y26 for the seahorse.
I used R0000, R00, R01, R02, and R05 for the crab.
I used C1, C3, B0000, B000, B00, B21, and B34 for the shark.
For the shark’s belly, I used C00, C0, C1, and C3.
I used a white Gelly Roll pen to create some highlights on my stamped images.
5. Use the coordinating dies to cut your images out.
(Side note… I used the white gel pen on my word bubble, but didn’t like the way it looked. I ended up re-stamping the word bubble again.)
6. I used the “inside” squares to create little backgrounds for each frame.
For the biggest square, I used Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean distress oxides. I used this wave stencil from Pretty Pink Posh.
(You can use tape on the BACK of your square to hold your stencil in place!)
For my medium square, I used Candied Apple distress oxide and this Abstract Background stamp from My Favorite Things.
I used a makeup blending brush to blend in the square with Abandoned Coral.
For the smallest little guy, I used all my yellow Copics (that I used for the seahorse). I made the edges darker and got lighter in the center.
7. I decided to stamp this cute little sentiment from the Summer Pals set. I used Versafine Onyx Black because I like how deep and crisp this stamp pad makes the sentiment look.
8. I used 3D foam tape from Darice all along my frame cardstock.
9. I adhered that to a plain piece of 110# Neenah cardstock.
10. I put this super sticky Sookwang tape on the back of each of my squares and adhered them to the card.
11. I used 3D foam circles from Darice to adhere my stamped images.
12. The seahorse was lonely in his square, so I decided to give him some waves! This is a cheap stamp set I found at Michael’s years ago. It doesn’t even have a name! But the waves were perfect, so I stamped them in Salty Ocean distress oxide.
13. I fussy cut my waves out with my Tonic scissors.
14. I used B05 Copic to color in the white spots that I missed on the waves.
15. I used more 3D foam circles to adhere the waves to the card.
16. I then added the cute seahorse behind the wave. I had to add his little fins in the tight space behind him and the in front of the wave.
17. I used this sun die from My Favorite Things “Sun, Moon, and Stars”.
18. I cut it down so that it would fit behind the shark.
19. I colored it in with Y000, Y00, and Y11.
20. I used my sticky double sided tape to adhere it to the card.
21. I added sequins for the finishing touch! I used Gina K Connect glue and some tweezers!
Thanks so much for reading!
I can’t get enough of this release from Pretty Pink Posh! The whole release coordinates so well together!
Keep reading to see how I put this card together!
First, I used these diamond dies from The Stamp Market:
On my background piece of card stock, I blended Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio distress oxides.
I wanted to add a little more excitement to my diamonds, so I used a Sharpie to add dot borders to each diamond.
I used Darcy 3D strip adhesives to adhere my foreground diamond piece to my background.
(I should’ve done this part first, but didn’t decide I wanted to use the stencil until it was too late!)
I used Tattered Rose distress ink and this stencil (from Pretty Pink Posh).
I stamped all my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored them with Copic markers and used my white Gelly Roll pen for the highlights. The copics I used are in a photo below.
I adhered them using Darcy 3D foam circles.
I used some sentiments from the Stamp Market’s “Bear Hugs” stamp set and then die cut them with some word bubbles dies.
I adhered them with the same Darcy 3D foam circles.
I adhered my smaller stamps and embellishments last.
I used Gina K Connect glue for my gems (from Pretty Pink Posh, as well).
And voila! All finished! See below for close-up photos!
Using stamping mask paper, I stamped my 3 penguins from the “So Cool” stamp set from Pink and Main. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink – since I would be using Copics to color my penguins.
I went ahead and cut my little penguins out with my cute little tonic scissors.
I actually did everything below 2 times. The washi tape was NOT a good idea – it ripped up my card stock when I pulled it off. I ended up doing it again just using post-it notes! So in the steps below, DON’T use washi tape! Use masking paper or post-it notes! 🙂
I stamped my penguins above the washi tape / post-it notes.
Then I put their masks over top of them.
Then I stamped my middle guy.
And put his mask over him.
I stamped my sentiment.
When I re-made this card with post-it notes, I didn’t stamp my sentiment until the very end (since the post-its were in my way).
I blended the top portion using Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron, and Cracked Pistachio. I focused the Twisted Citron in the center and then went darker towards the edges.
I removed my masks.
Then, I colored in my little penguins using the Copic colors shown below.
I added some droplets with Nuvo drops on my frozen treats.
Here’s another look at the final card!
I created this card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #440! I loved the sketch and thought it’d be a fun challenge!
I used the “Up in the Air” stamp set and coordinating dies from My Favorite Things.
I thought it would be fun to have the balloons and bird inset. I put the stamps where I wanted them (using the sketch as a guide). Then I put my dies in approximately the same location on another piece of cardstock.
I ran them through my die cut machine. This piece of cardstock will be my forefront of my card.
I had to lay my stamps on the other piece of card stock so they’d line up with the die cuts. This was a little tricky, so I tried it a few ways.
In the photo below, I put my stamp down (in my MISTI, so I’d be ready to stamp right away) in approximately where I thought it would go. Then, I checked to see if it was in the correct spot. I just nudged it one way or the other until it looked centered.
(I closed the lid to pick up the big balloon stamp so I wouldn’t accidentally move it.)
Another method I tried was to center it first (holding it behind the die cut) and then laying it down on the cardstock. That didn’t work at all! So I ended up nudging it until it lined up again.
(I shut the lid and picked up the smaller balloon.)
Since I already had the 2 balloons in place, it was easier to place the bird. I held it in FRONT of the die cut bird. Then, I lined up the cardstock with the 2 balloons. That was easier – but only because I already had the balloons set correctly.
FINALLY – ready for some ink! 🙂 I used Memento Black ink because I was going to use Copics to color in my images.
(You might notice that even though I just put all that effort into lining up my images and die cuts, it STILL didn’t end up perfect!! Oh well!!)
I lined up my sentiment so that I could find out where to make my cut on the “forefront” cardstock.
I made my cut so that it’d be about 1/8″ above my sentiment.
I stamped my sentiment with Versafine to get a more crisp and bold sentiment. (I wish I could use it all the time, but it doesn’t do so well with Copics!)
On my die cut piece of cardstock, I wanted to do clouds. I used this stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I wanted to have an ombre/fading effect, so I used a lot more ink at the top and then gradually lightened my blending towards the bottom. I used Tumbled Glass distress oxide.
See the below image for the colors of Copics I used on the balloons and bird.
I used 3D foam tape to adhere my forefront to my base.
I realized that I wanted to put another 3D cloud strip on the bottom of my card – so I had to get my distress oxide, blending brush, and stencil back out (*sigh* – have to clean it all again!) I added some quick, light clouds. I added 3D foam tape to this strip and adhered it to the base.
I used Nuvo drops and sequins to add a little more pizzazz!
Now to enter it into the MFT Challenge!!
Because – let’s be honest – is Dad really going to hold and treasure this handmade card forever? Or is it likely to hit the bottom of the trash can before the end of Father’s Day? 😉
I used this pearlized navy card stock that I purchase from The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby.
This “Deco Borders and Corners” stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped with VersaMark Watermark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I stuck it back in my MISTI and did a smaller border on the top of the card.
These awesome DAD sentiments are from My Favorite Things. I used the same process on the sentiments that I used for the border.
Voila! So easy and only a few minutes to make!
Hey ya’ll! Just wanted to share this super sweet SHAKER card with you and let you know how I made it!
I started off with this really fun background stamp from My Favorite Things. I used my anti-static tool from EK Tools to remove the static before stamping my background with Versamark Watermark ink.
I used clear embossing powder on the stamped image. Then, heat embossed with my heat gun.
I used Candied Apple and Abandoned Coral distress oxides with a blending makeup brush.
Pro Tip: Wipe off the excess ink/oxide with a paper towel. Some of the ink/oxide will sit on top of the embossed image, but will not stick to it. Later on, that might come off on your hand or another part of your card! Save yourself the heartbreak! 🙂
I used these diamond die cuts from The Stamp Market. With this crazy background, it was hard for me to “eyeball” where the dies would line up correctly.
Pro Tip: Use a “L” or “T” ruler to line up dies and then use washi tape to hold them there!
I grabbed another piece of white card stock for my base. On this one, I used Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover with a different blending makeup brush. (I only needed to blend where the diamonds would be.)
I started stamping my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I chose this stamp pad because it works well with Copic alcohol markers! I used My Favorite Things “Aussie Friends” stamp set along with Avery Elle’s “Peek-a-Boo Pals” set.
I knew I wanted a limited color palette, so I stuck with muted greens that matched the distress oxides I used for the card base. (G46 and YG45)
Gray is always a great neutral, so I didn’t have to worry about which grays I used. I decided to use T3, T5, and T7 for my koala.
I used B41 for the Kookaburra’s wings. I tried to make it as subtle as possible because I was still trying to stick with that limited color palette. I used E40 and E41 for the rest of the bird’s feathers. I used T3 and T5 for his beak.
I kept with the T’s for my grays so they would all coordinate with each other nicely. I used T4, T5, and T6 for the panda. I used R20 and R32 for his pink spots.
I wanted to make the trunk of the tree subtle as well, so I did a light layer of E43 and E41.
For the shaker portion of the card, I grabbed my Acetate sheets. I cut a piece down that would be about 1/8″ – 1/4″ away from the edges of my card base. Then I used some foam adhesive strips all the way around the perimeter of my card base (again, 1/8″ – 1/4″ away from the edges), making sure that I didn’t leave any holes around the perimeter.
Pro Tip: Don’t pull the white sticker backing off of the adhesive strips yet! Wait until you’ve added all your sequins, glitter, prills, beads, etc. That way, nothing sticks to your adhesive strips!
After pulling of the white backing, I placed my acetate sheet on top. I then used a really tiny adhesive around the perimeter of the acetate sheet.
After pulling off the backing of that adhesive, I placed my pink diamond card stock on top, lining up the edges carefully.
I placed all my stamped images where I thought I wanted them.
Pro Tip: Snap a quick photo on your phone of your card at this step (just in case you start adhering pieces onto your card and forget where you had everything.)
Next, I started adhering everything where I wanted them using 3D foam dots and flat double sided tape.
Then, I was ready for my sentiments! I used these from the same Avery Elle stamp set. I used VersaMark watermark ink and used white embossing powder.
I embossed them with my heat gun.
I cut them down to the size I needed with my cutter.
I had to cut them down even farther, so I just used my scissors.
I used Connect glue from Gina K to adhere my black and gray sequins.
I added a few more clear drops with some Nuvo drops.
And that’s it! Make sure to tag me if you try this technique! @craftyandcreativevibes