Sunday, February 20, 2022

Happy Hedgehogs for PP579

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Ann is hosting our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge.
As soon as I saw this challenge I knew I wanted to use the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set and coordinating Hedgehog Builder Punch! I’ve had them for a while now and it was time to show them some inky love! This is a fun little bundle in the January-June Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog and I just love the sweet little nature images. 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Now, the key was to make a Clean-and-Simple Card, which if you’ve visited here before you know is always a bit of a challenge for me. I decided to let the stamps do most of the work on this card and kept the cardstock to just Pale Papaya and Basic White.

The little scene really came to life once I started coloring with Stampin’ Blends. I decided to pop-up the hedgehog and the little bird for some extra dimension. I went back and forth on adding the Linen Thread about 10 times. Although I think the card would be fine without it, I liked the earthy texture it added to go along with the woodland scene. The little rosy cheek on the hedgehog just make me smile! He’s just so cute with his bird buddy and that sentiment is so sweet, don’t you think? 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Pale Papaya Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4"
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-3/8” x 4-1/8", die cut with largest Stitched With Whimsy border
  • Hand Penned Designer Series Paper: 5-3/8” x 1” 
  • Pale Papaya Cardstock: 3-1/2” x 3-5/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-3/8” x 3-1/2”, stamp tree in Momento ink and color with Stampin’ Blends (colors listed in the supply list at the end of this post)
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp the hedgehog and bird images, punch out hedgehog with Hedgehog Builder Punch and fussy cut bird, then color with Stampin’ Blends
  • Pale Papaya Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment in Momento ink and die cut using Tasteful labels Dies
  • Linen Thread
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 5-3/8” x 4-1/8”,  die cut with largest Stitched With Whimsy border, stamp and color hedgehog and butterfly images
Finally, here is look inside the card. I added the stitched border to the Basic White Cardstock layer to keep the continuity from the front of the card along with two more stamped images from the set. I decided to forego the sentiment because this card could work for a variety of occasions. I’ll either add it later or just leave it blank for a handwritten note to a friend. :)  

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our          Clean-and-Simple “Wild About Wildlife" ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday February 26th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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Anne Marie

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  1. This is adorable and I love how you've let the animals take center stage, Anne Marie. They are colored beautifully. Love that pale papaya, what a pretty color!

  2. Adorable, Anne Marie! The rosy cheek on the sweet little hedgehog is SO cute. I love your coloring, especially the bird. Pale Papaya looks so "springy". Thank you for making my challenge shine this week! Have a wonderful week!

  3. Darling card, Anne Marie! The hedgie reminds me of Sweet P's preschool mascot named Pumpernickle!

  4. This is too cute Anne Marie! Your coloring is so pretty. I love to add some thread/ribbon too and this one finishes it off perfectly! Have a great week!

  5. Anne Marie, this is the cutest card. I love your little hedgehog and birdie. The sentiment is so touching and you made my heart smile! Have a great week, My Friend!

  6. Oh so cute, Anne Marie! I love that you made Pale Papaya your main color, it's perfect for spring. That hedgie and his bird buddy are so adorable!

  7. SO cute...who wouldn't be cheered by getting this adorable creation in the mail! LOVE the inside embossing too!

  8. A beautiful CAS card Anne Marie! Your sweet pair are perfectly coloured and I just love that sentiment too - so true!


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Anne Marie