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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hi There!


WOW! It's been forever since I've done any stamping. Work travel, illness (again), and other life distractions have seemed to work against my crafty time these past weeks. Even today, I had too much to do, like packing for another work trip but I decided after dinner to make a quick card.

Claire has a great sketch this week for the Paper Players Challenge and it was just what I needed for inspiration.

I've combined stamps and DSP from Stampin' Up with super cute hedgehog stickers from Paper Source to make my card. I took some creative liberty and used an oval instead of a circle as it fit the cactus image best. The cactus is stamped using Cucumber Crush then cut out with a Die-namics Stitched Oval die. The hedgehogs are stuck to Whisper White card stock and then fussy cut because they are rather see-through, and I didn't like the cactus peaking through them. Also, by using the card stock, I could pop them up using dimensionals. And, how cute are those pom poms? I think they looked like fuzzy flowers, LOL.

The Paper Source sticker sheets are hedgehogs and foxes, so I've used one of the fox stickers for the inside of the card.

This card took no time to put together, even with the fussy cutting. Turned out pretty cute too. I know if sure felt great to do some stamping. Unfortunately, I won't get a chance to do more until next weekend as I'm off to northern California for the week early tomorrow morning.

I hope you all have a wonderful week, and, thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: Flowering Desert set by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Whisper White and Affectionately Yours DSP
Ink: SU Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, Mango Melody
Other: Die-Namics Stitched Oval Die, Paper Source stickers, Pom Poms, SU twine, Gemini Jr, dimensionals, Misti


  1. Colleen, I LOVE this card! I am a huge cactus fan after my days in AZ. I love the pom poms. They made me SMILE! The little hedgehogs are adorable, too! Your mix of patterns is perfect, too! Just too FUN! So happy you joined my sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  2. Colleen I love your great mix of bright colours and the fuzzy pompoms are a great addition! Safe travels and thanks for placing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Colleen, I'm so glad you took time to craft this adorable card! It definitely made me smile! Thank you for sharing with the Paper Players!

  4. It's great to see you back in the gallery, Colleen! This card is adorable! I love the fuzzy cactus flowers. Those little hedgehogs steal the show...they are SO cute! Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!


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