SUO #109 Bring on the Cake with Holiday Hedgehogs

For those of you who follow my blog, it’s no secret that I love the adorable hedgehog stamps.  A couple of weeks ago my good friend, Jodi McKinney of Life In Between, showed up at my studio with a surprise package for me – what could it be?!  I pulled the tissue paper out of the bag and discovered … my very own hedgehog!  He’s now residing in my display window with a front row seat to watch the antics of my living, breathing front yard groundhog “friends.”  (BTW:  did you know our infamous Punxy Phil became the mascot for Groundhog’ Day, because he is the U.S. animal bearing the closest resemblance to the hedgehog; the hedgehog is actually the original weather forecaster!)

2014.10 hedgehog from Jodi
I wanted to let Jodi know how much I appreciated having my own personal hedgehog, so, I naturally had to make her an appropriate hedgehog thank you card! I chose this retired Holiday Hedgehog stamp and simply used my SU Early Espresso marker to ink the hedgehogs, without the candy cane. I filled in the hands and feet, where necessary, with the fine tip point of the marker and then fussy cut each of the hedgehogs.
hedgehog candy cane
My background is simply a few pieces of Lullaby DSP matted with Coastal Cabana and mounted onto Hello Honey, then run through the Tiny Triangles EF for texture. With the hedgehog’s hands outstretched, I felt they should be holding something – the heart from the owl punch worked beautifully. The tiny scallop circles with the Coastal Cabana rhinestones were as a result of an “uh-oh” glue spot on the ribbon. I quite like the way they add a sparkly finishing touch to this card.
STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): Holiday Hedgehogs, Bring on the Cake
STAMPIN UP INK: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey, Medium Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Hello Honey, Coastal Cabana, Lullaby DSP
ACCESSORIES: Owl punch, Itty Bitty Scallop punch, rhinestones, Tiny Triangles EF, Big Shot, Soft Suede ribbon, Large Oval punch, oval die, blender pen, glue dots, dimensionals



Paper Players challenge this week is for a CAS card that features washi tape.  Originally I used Gingham Garden washi tape on a square and then cut the starburst background out of that square.  But, the washi tape seemed to compete with the image.  So after much deliberation, I discarded that piece and decided to use my Distressed Dots background, inked with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive to create a springtime background.  The single strip of washi tape serves as a divider line between the sunshine and grassy areas. A few mini pearls on the water colored image and my CAS card was complete!


STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): Hedgehog Happiness and Distressed Dots Background
STAMPIN UP INK: Tuxedo Black Memento, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pink Piroutette, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Watercolor Wonder
ACCESSORIES: Starburst Die, blender pen, mini pearls, dimensionals


FAB FRIDAY 34 AND PALS PAPER ART 189: Penny Black Hedgehog Crossword

When I saw the black and white Kaleidoscope DSP my mind immediately jumped to this Penny Black stamp and crossword puzzles.   Pals Paper Art Challenge 189 served as my layout and the color palette is from Fab Friday 34.  I like the “pop” that Coastal Cabana adds to this color scheme.

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STAMPIN UP STAMP(S):    Penny Black Crossword

STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP:     Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope, Real Red Polka Dots

STAMPIN UP INK:     Staz On Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red

ACCESSORIES:    Blender Pen, Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Snail
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