Welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop! We are so glad you are here! You might have already stopped by Jo Anne Hewins’ post and know this month’s theme, but if you are just popping in this month’s theme is Punch Bundles. Stampin’ Up offers many bundles of stamp sets and punches but they don’t always get the attention they deserve.
I chose the Happy Hedgehogs from the January to June 2022 Mini Catalog. Why this one you ask? My daughter likes hedgehogs, plain and simple. The first card uses a simple fun fold that allows you to show the inside and front at the same time. The card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″. It is scored at 5 1/2″. I cut out 2″ from the top of the front panel. On the inside I used a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White. For the bottom front, I used a 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White. I lined up the tree image so I could stamp it on the inside as well as the front. I then proceeded to decorate the front with a few more images included the smaller hedgehog. I stamped the larger hedgehog with Soft Suede on a scrap piece and punched it out. I colored both hedgehogs with the Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends. I colored the other images with Petal Pink, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. I popped up the larger hedgehog with a dimensional and placed it in front of the base of the tree facing the smaller hedgehog. I then stamped the sentiment with Poppy Parade directly on the card front. Maybe my daughter will like it well enough to give it to a friend.
When I saw all the different images, I imagined putting them in individual squares. I have been dying to make a quarter fold card and this was the perfect opportunity. The bottom card base is 11″ x 4 1/4. On the 11″ side, score at 2 3/4″ and 8 1/4″. The top card base is 8 1/2″ x 5 3/8″. on the 8 1/2″ side, score at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″. The three Basic White pieces and the Poppy Parade piece are 2 1/2″ x 1 7/8″. Inside there is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White. It actually wasn’t hard to put together. Lay the top card base on the bottom card base so it looks like a plus sign and adhere with Stampin’ Seal. Adhere the inside piece and close the flaps, alternating them as you close them. I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with the Stampin’ Blends. I punched out the hedgehog and adhered it to the Poppy Parade piece to make it stand out a little more.
The last card was actually the first I made. I started with just the stamps to get a feel for the stamp set. It was fun seeing how I could use most of the images to create this scene. Sometimes it is fun keep it simple – stamps, ink and paper is all you need.
Thank you for letting me share my projects. Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my card. Don’t forget to stop by and see Toni Campana’s post if you didn’t start there. I can’t wait to travel there next!
- Happy Hedgehogs bundle #157985
- Soft Suede cardstock #115318
- Poppy Parade cardstock #119793
- Basic White cardstock #159276
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad #132708
- Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad #147050
- Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad #147115
- Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blends #153112
- Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends #154885
- Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends #154958
- Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends #154893
- Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blend #154922