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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

Hedgehog Hollow

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

Hedgehog Hollow

Non-traditionally Colored Holiday Cards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

Stay Salty

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