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Maker Forte and Picket Fence Studios IG Hop

Hello friends! I am SO excited to be part of this amazing IG Hop with Maker Forte and Picket Fence Studios! Come join in the fun HERE. You could win prizes from both companies!

Maker Forte’s Color Hive Inks are ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! They are juicy and smooshy and vibrant! And I LOVE how they react with water! Picket Fence Studios Blending Brushes make blending these inks a breeze!! They are the perfect match for beautiful backgrounds, such as the ones I made for the Hop!

–> I have 2 RAINBOW BLENDS TO SHARE with you!

Blend 1:
For my first card, I’m blending:
* Pitstop Pink
* Lemon
* Blue Raspberry

Blend 2:
For my second card, I’m blending:
* Flamingo
* Yellowstone
* Vegas Strip

For both of my cards, I’m using the CUTEST Maker Forte stamp set called Grovehill Farm. You can see the rest of the products used below!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! To shop any of these products, you can use the affiliate links in my post! It doesn’t cost anything to you, but it does give me a teeny percentage which helps to fund my crafty tutorials for YOU! So THANK YOU for coming to my blog and using my links! I appreciate you!

See you in the IG Hop!!

Xx, Amanda

Product Links:

Maker Forte – Embossing Powder – Rainbow Sparkler
Picket Fence Studios – Tools – Life Changing Blender Brush Set
Maker Forte Affiliate Link
Maker Forte – Clear Photopolymer Stamps – Grovehill FarmMaker Forte – Simple Sayings – Simple Affiliate Link

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Masculine Tri-fold Journal and Tag Holder

Hey friends! Today I am sharing this really fun tri-fold journal and tag holder! I love how masculine it is! This Mister Maker line of products are all masculine, which makes it so much easier!

Check out this image to see which products I used:

You can shop all the Mister Maker products using my affiliate link (at no charge to you.. I just get a small percentage of your sale, which helps me fund my craftiness!)

Thank you so much for your love and support! If you would like me to do a tutorial on how I made this tri-fold, just leave a comment!

Xx, Amanda

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Maker Forte “Winter” Release

Hey crafty friends! The New WINTER Release from Maker Forte is available for purchase now! I have created so many wonderful cards using the new products!

If you use this affiliate link to make your purchase, I’ll get a small percentage back from your order! (Thank you!!)

Check out some of these fun winter cards I made!

If you use this affiliate link to make your purchase, I’ll get a small percentage back from your order! (Thank you for your support!!)

Xx, Amanda

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Oh, Holy Night!

Hey crafty friends! Did you see the latest release from Maker Forte?! Eek! It’s got some AMAZING holiday products!

I made this card using the new “Oh Holy Night” stamp set and the Dutch Villages stamp set.

To make this card, I started by creating a beautifully blended background with the Circle Spotlight stencil and some Color Hive inks. I started with Coral Keys on the bottom, then English Mustard in the middle, then Limewired, and then finally Pop Art at the top.

To add some finishing touches, I used the Splatter stamp and the Stars Confetti.

I’m just loving this release! How about you?!

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

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Maker Forte New “Christmas” Release

Hey friends! Maker Forte’s New Release is available NOW for purchase!! Get your goodies here.

I have a few cards I made using the new “Get Yeti for Christmas” Stamp Set. Are these guys just the cutest?! I have 2 cards to share with you using this stamp set!

I used Heffy Doodle’s Slimline Quartet Die for my frame. I used Hyde Park and Palm Tree Color Hive inks to blend my background. I colored my cute yetis in with Copic markers.

I also made another card with the “Get Yeti for Christmas” Stamp Set because I just couldn’t help myself!

To make this card, I used the Straight Slider Dies from Heffy Doodle to create an interactive element to my card! The little yeti can now sled back and forth! I used Pop Art and Tartan Teal for my background. My clouds were created with the Clouds Stencil.

If you missed the Live YouTube Reveal Party, you can watch it here!

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

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Heffy Doodle, Maker Forte, and SugarPea Designs Collaboration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle, Maker Forte, and SugarPea Designs Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from all three companies are sharing inspiration using products from all three companies!

Today, I am sharing 2 cards that I made using tons of awesome products from these companies!

For my interactive pull tab and slider card, I’m starting by stamping my images from the Heffy Doodle Otter Side and You Go, Gull stamp sets and the Sugar Pea Designs Captain of My Heart and Waves of Love stamp sets. To ensure I get a really crisp stamped image, I’m using my Smoosher Tool from Maker Forte and my MISTI. I’m coloring my images with Copic markers and then cutting the images out with my Die Cutting Machine.

Next, I’m ready to create my background and pull tab element. I am blending Yellowstone Color Hive ink and Rah Rah Skirt Ink to create my sky. I’ve also used a Splatter Stamp, Clear Ink, and Kaleidoscope Powder to create some metallic gold splatters in my background. For my pull-tab element, I’m using the Slimline Pull Tab Dies.

Now I’m ready to create my waves. I’m using some colored cardstock and the Breaking Waves Dies, plus the Wavy Water Slides to create my coordinating wave slider.

I’m ready to start assembling! I’m using Deep Foam tape, Glubert Glue and SuperTape to adhere my pieces to my card.

To create this shadow box card, I first cut my pieces out using the Heffy Doodle Big Shadow Box Dies. I cut the front piece and side pieces down using the Slopey Joe Border Dies. For my sides, I blended Yellowstone Color Hive ink and then added crabs using the Rah Rah Skirt Ink and the Just a Pinch Stencil.

For my front, I created sand using Copic markers. For my waves, I used the Breaking Waves Dies.

For my images, I am using the same sets as my first card. I’ve stamped my images, used Copic markers to color them, and now I’m attaching my little fishies and birds to small strips of acetate.

To make assembling my card easier, I am using my favorite Rainbow Tweezers.

And, that’s it! Both cards completed!

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Maker Forte will be giving away $35, Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25, and SugarPea Designs will be giving away $25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Aug 20th to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Aug 21st at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog,  Maker Forte Blog, and SugarPea Designs Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Amanda Fitterer (you are here!)

Amy Kolling (YOUR NEXT STOP!)

Kim Boliver

Cassie Trask

Kari VanNoy

Vera Yates

SugarPea Designs Blog

Maker Forte Blog