Halloween Shadow Box

Let me start out this post with a little story.

I didn’t vlog Scrapbook Expo this year… I’ve been dealing with some yucky things behind the castle walls this year and just wasn’t up for it this year… But I did go and did a ton of shopping! I had bought enough at one booth to get a nice Elsa bag… That I filled with all my purchases… and all the purchases after that… So in an effort to stop that whole, I bought it and never used it thing that I know you are all familiar with I  decided I would slowly try to work my way through that bag… and this card features one of the things from that bag!

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I’d been eyeing up the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Die for a long time. I found it at the expo and decided it was coming home with me! I finally had a chance to use it. I love this cute Halloween scene!

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Halloween Fun!

We had our first Holiday Card now it’s time for our first Halloween card!

I’m discovering I’m a little lacking in the fall and Halloween Stamp department! I’ve got work on that!

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I think I use this Stamp set every year for Halloween and it’s so old I don’t remember where it’s from anymore! But I just love the cute animals!

There’s a fun twist to this card although I couldn’t get a picture of it the stars in the puppy’s hat glow in the dark!

I colored them in with a versamarker and then embossed with Lawn Fawn glow in the dark Embossing powder!

It’s subtle because the stars are so small but adds a fun little touch this card

I also want to give a shout-out to Ink cubes! This Stamp set is very old and from before people really colored on cards. So had a few spots that were already solid areas to Stamp so instead of being stuck stamping the puppy’s hat in black because of the small nature of ink cubes I was able to stamp the outline of the puppy in Gina K Designs Black Amalgam in and just the hat in Blue Denim. Ink cubes are probably one of the best crafty things ever!

Supply List
Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink
Gina K Designs Blue Denim Ink
Copic Markers: 100 W5,3,4 E19,87 G14,YR27,24,07 V09, C5,6,7,8,9
Lawn Fawn Glow in the Dark Embossing
Versamarker
Anti-static pad
Gina K Designs Kraft Cardstock
Sunny Studios Classic Gingham
Scan N Cut
Queen and Company Silver Pearls

Snowflake Holiday

If you’ve followed this blog for a while you probably know that’s one of the worst blog titles for this site! I love Snowflakes and make about 10,000 Snowflake cards come winter/Christmas!

It’s not too early for Holiday cards, right? I’m so ready for some fall and winter fun!

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I love this blue and white combo for Holiday cards. It not traditional but so pretty!

I used this cool Memory Box Holiday Pendant die on this card. I received as a free gift during a class I took and it worked totally different then I expected! Well… maybe I would have expected it if I had looked at the die before I ran it through my cuttlebug… but I didn’t do that… So I was expecting that the little shapes in the middle of the circles would cut out and it would be cool see-through type thing. Well after being confused when the shapes didn’t’ cut I looked a little closer and they aren’t’ supposed to cut! They’re stencils! Which upon further inspection it says right on the package! Die and Stencil! Clearly, I was not paying attention! I ended up just coloring in the shapes with colored pencil but I was thinking it would also look really good using some ink blending!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet! Have a Crafty Day!

~Sami

Supply List

Gina K Designs Ocean Mist Tall cut Card Stock

Gina K Designs layering White Card Stock

Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle 

An Old Fiskars Cling Stamp Set (But you can use any greeting stamp you have or make!)

DCWV Winter Mat Stick (No Longer Available)

Memory Box Holiday Pendant Die 

Prismacolor Pencils

 

August Hedgehog Hollow Box:

How about we wrap up these Hedgehog Hollow boxes we’re behind on?

The featured company for this month was La La Land Crafts! They are one of my favorite companies! I don’t use their stuff much anymore though… I think I might need to change that!

We had some really cute hedgehogs in this months box and I was able to give watercolor pencils a try.

If you’d like to you can get your own Hedgehog Hollow box here! At the time I’m writing this there are still one-off August boxes available!

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Once again I varied from the videos a little as most of them were just about water coloring and mail art. 🙂

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This first card I followed the video almost exactly and I love this background technique! The second generation stamping looks amazing! I’ll definitely come back to this!

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I learned one thing from this box… Watercolor pencils are not for me… I tried following along with the tutorials for the little hedgehogs and it just wasn’t doing it for me… But I did kinda like the backgrounds I made with them like the oval behind this little hedgehog!

That’s the last of the behind Hedgehog Hollow boxes! Of course, now we have the September one for next week!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet! Have a Crafty Day!

~Sami

Rainbow Wreaths

I think re-visiting the August Hedgehog Hollow box put me back in the Rainbow mood. Or it could just be that I still had the paper pack sitting out on my desk. 😉

I recently had a friend get a really awesome new job! So, of course, I had to make her a card!

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Looking at it now I almost wish I had made it a circular card! Hmmm I might have to try that… The inspiration is flowing!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet! Have a Crafty Day!

~Sami

Supply List

Gina K Designs Heavy Base White Card Stock

Sunny Studios Rainbow Brights 6×6 Patterned Paper

Gina K Designs Black Onyx Card Stock

Gina K Designs Wreath Builder Squares

Gina K Designs Wreath Builder Template

Honey Bee Stamps Congrats Grad 

Gina K Designs Blue Raspberry Ink Cube

Gina K Designs Plum Punch Ink Cube

Gina K Designs Red Hot Ink Cube

Gina K Designs Tangerine Twist Ink Cube

Gina K Designs Wild Dandelion Ink Cube

Gina K Designs Lucky Clover Ink Cube

Hedgehog Hollow July Box: Rainbows!

I really think this might be one of my favorite Hedgehog Hollow boxes I love all this rainbow stuff and I love all the cards from the videos!

If you’d like to you can get your own Hedgehog Hollow box here! At the time I’m writing this there are still one-off July boxes available!

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So much awesome in this box! This one I even went a little off from the videos this time. When you subscribe to the box you are sent an e-mail with all kinds of inspiration videos and the supply lists. In the past, there have been products I’ve wanted to try or buy and I’ve used the box videos as an excuse to buy them (example the Nuvo mouse for the May box) but after looking through the supply lists for these videos there wasn’t anything that jumped out at me that I had to have or any new to me products so I started up the videos and just used what I had around to make the cards.

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Sometimes the downside to editing photos is you see all the little imperfections…

Anyway! For this card, I didn’t have the pearlescent watercolors that they used in the video but I did have water-based ink and perfect pearls! A little mixing and I had my own pearlescent watercolors!

I also took the card up a notch by cutting out the rainbow die on toner paper and then foiling it with Rainbow Deco Foil! It just gives it that little extra something.

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For this one, I varied from the video by choosing a different stencil. I’ve had this splatter stencil Altenew for awhile I finally pulled it out to use it! I do wish I had done the rainbow foil again though!

This next one I stuck almost to what the video inspiration was… almost…

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You see this card needed a little interactive fun in the form of an… ACTION WOBBLE!

You’ll have to hop over to Instagram to see the wobble in action. 😉

The last card was definitely the most challenging BUT I love the way it turned out!

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I’m not thrilled with the ink blending on this card but I still love it.

I was so skeptical when I watched the video with the glitter accents part but I pulled the stencil away and it looked amazing!

Only one more box to catch up on! Of course I also now have my September box to share too!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet! Have a Crafty Day!

~Sami

Galaxy Fun!

Hi Everyone! I’m hoping to break up the Hedgehog Hollow boxes just a bit because I have so many to share from my break, so today I have this fun galaxy card!

I bought this stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh in my never-ending quest for friend greetings. My family is tiny and I don’t have siblings so I send a lot of friend cards out. And honestly, since I don’t have siblings I can send friend cards to my cousins too! So I found this set that has a bunch of friend greetings so I had to have it!

I knew I wanted to do something galaxy related with this greeting and browsing through my Pinterest card sketches board I rediscovered this sketch which is one of my all-time favorite sketches I have saved and I use it a lot!

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Here’s the card I came up with.

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I’m looking at this picture and thinking… I was trying to avoid the Hedgehog Hollow boxes in this post and I used 2 patterned papers that I received in the box… So sneak peak of the next box for you!

Also, I was a bad blogger and don’t remember the exact colors I used on the galaxy bit but I’ll list what I remember down below.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet! Have a Crafty Day!

~Sami

Supply List

Pretty Pink Posh Thoughtful Greetings

Gina K Designs Black Onyx Tall Pre-Cut Cardstock 

Sunny Studios Gingham Jewel Tone 6×6 Patterned Paper

Gina K Designs Black Onyx Cardstock

Gina K Designs Heavy Weight White

Distress Ink Cube Seedless Preserves 

Distress Ink Black Soot 

Distress Ink Dusty Concord 

 

Hedgehog Hollow June Box

Hi everyone!

I have a few Hedgehog Hollow boxes to catch up on from while I was gone! The June box had a masculine theme! I loved the different sentiments in this box! There are ones for dad, grandpa, cousin, brother, even stepdad!

If you’d like to you can get your own Hedgehog Hollow box here! At the time I’m writing this there are still one-off June boxes available!

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Most of the time with these boxes I follow along with the videos that we get with our boxes. They send you everything to make the projects in the videos and it feels like the best way to make sure I use it and don’t just leave it sitting around!

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The pocket die that came in this box is really cool! It’s perfectly sized to fit a gift card! I left this one open and without a greeting on it thinking I could use it next time I needed to give someone a gift card!

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I didn’t leave these pockets open for future gift card adding but I really like the denim pattern/texture stamp. It’s small so if you wanted to use it on a larger area you’d have to layer it but after I cut the pocket on the blue card I had a couple white bits on the edge and it still looks really nice layered!

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This last card shows off the really cool Dad die set that came with this box. I’m really starting to love those big word dies! Luckily they are really trendy right now and easy to find. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet! Have a Crafty Day!

~Sami

Friends Furever

*To get the blog back up and going. I have a few posts that were written prior to my break but never posted*

Apparently, we’ve got a bit of an animal theme going on. Probably because in my quest to use more of my stamps I simply grabbed a box of stamps to start with and that box happened to be an animal themed one!

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I love these 3 sets by Honey Bee Stamps! They are so cute and work so well together!

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Supply list

Gina K Designs White Pre-Cut Short Card Stock

Gina K Designs Blue Denim Cardstock

Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink Jet Black

Honey Bee Stamps Curious Kitties 

Honey Bee stamps Playful Pups

Honey Bee Stamps Pawsome Sentiments 

Prismacolor Pencils