Hedge Hugs Love

I just can’t seem to get enough of the cute little Hedgehog in the Hedge-Hugs stamp set.  I’m sure if you purchase it you’ll find yourself reaching for it over and over again.  All the cards I’ve made with him have just put a smile on my face (and hopefully of those that receive them)  Remember when you purchase the stamp set during the month of October I will give you two kits to make a couple of adorable cards with.

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As I promised last week, I have a fun new technique for coloring this little guy and I’m going to show you step by step just how easy it is.

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First you stamp your Hedgehog on your desired piece of paper – here I used Espresso on a linen square.  I love the linen as it’s not quite as stark white as our white daisy cardstock.

 

 

 

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Next you’ll flip your stamp over on your block (clean it first) so that the textured side is towards the block.  He doesn’t stick very well so really squish his tummy onto the acrylic block.  I then inked it up with Almond ink and stamped right over the top of the Espresso.

 

 

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This is the colored hedgehog…isn’t his little white tummy just the cutest?

 

 

 

 

 

And finally – here’s the finished card…because that’s really the part you came for right?

The season’s mix-in’s papers include this fun Ballerina plaid paper – it’s so soft and girly!!!  I stamped the little hearts and confetti in Ballerina, Sugarplum and Carolina Blue and then die cut a heart to mount over the string.  It turned out just how I wanted!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you’ve enjoyed this new technique for coloring the hedgehog.  It doesn’t hurt the stamp at all!!

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Cute Factors into the Coop

I was recently asked how I decided to pick the stamp sets for my Featured in the Coop series.  The real answer is it has to be a stamp set that I LOVE and am willing to create with regularly and that I think has potential for being overlooked in the Holiday Expressions.  Of course the cuteness of Hedge Hugs factored into my decision making this month.  Seriously – how can you resist?

This card doesn’t feature a sentiment, just this cute little guy beckoning you to open the Gate Fold Card.  I used two of my favorite papers from the Grateful Heart paper packet.  The scalloped circle is only attached on one side of the panel and the pomegranate burlap ribbon holds the entire card closed.  I colored his little body with markers, but I’ve learned a fun technique that I’m going to share next week.

Don’t forget when you purchase the Hedge Hugs stamp set from me I will include a kit to make two cards featuring this little guy.

If you’d like to suggest a stamp set for “Featured in the Coop” leave it in the comment section here and I’ll see what I can arrange.

October Featured in the Coop

One of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Expressions is the Hedge-hugs stamp set and I’m excited to announce that it is my Featured in the Coop stamp set for the month of October.

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This little guy is so fun to create with and when you add it to your October order I’ll gift you the papers to make these two fun cards.

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This is a special offered directly by me as an incentive when you purchase the Hedge-hugs stamp set during the month of October only.  I’ll be sharing more artwork throughout the month so make sure that you are signed up to follow my blog to get more inspiration.

 

 

A Little More Inspiration

I love the happy inspirational quotes on the Boutique Card Making stamp set…I think that’s what made me select it for September’s Featured in the Coop Debut.

The card I made for you today was inspired by a card in the new Love of Color.  You just choose a main color and when you turn to that page you are able to select a three, four or five color recipe AND it tells you which pattern was used to create the project shown.  Can’t beat that for simplicity.

Don’t forget when you add the Boutique Card Making stamp set to your order during the month of September you will receive an exclusive kit with instructions to make two cards.  If you have questions or would like to place an order please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by!

Featured in the Coop

If you were at Cards in the Coop this month you already know that I’m super excited to introduce a new monthly special that I think you’re going to love!

I’m calling it Featured in the Coop – this is a special offered directly by me as an incentive when you purchase a specific stamp set each month.  You’ll see me use the stamp set in various projects throughout the month and when you add it to your order (or purchase it directly from my business page) you’ll receive a kit to recreate two featured cards.

During the month of September, Boutique-Card Making item #C1726 is my Featured In the Coop stamp set.  This set of 13 is such an inspirational set and has some fun decorative stamps as well.

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These are the cards that you’ll be able to make using the card kits you’ll receive from me.

You will need the following supplies to complete these cards as shown:

  • Card Bases