I have been so wowed by the contents of the boxes in the monthly Hedgehog Hollow kits for both March and April.
I’m on The Hedgehog Hollow Blog today sharing my projects from the April kit!
I was so happy to see 3 stencils, 3 stamp sets, and a package of ephemera in this months kit! I mean…WOW! This is a lot of bang for my buck.
You know me well enough by now to know that as soon as I saw that ephemera pack I was pulling out my scrapbook stash to create some layouts!
The theme this month was decidedly masculine, although I know many women who golf, fish, and are handy with tools. I would be one of those women of course!
I created 2 scrapbook layouts to share with you today.
I found this picture of my son from 2008 the summer before he started high school. He wanted to try out for the golf team, so we were learning to play golf! This is one of the days that we were out together. It was a great day. He chats non-stop about the most obscure and interesting things. I’m usually exhausted by the end of the day just listening to all the stuff that pours out his head!
I loved that he carried the golf bag and gave me pointers the entire time we were playing. I also learned that I can really smack a golf ball pretty far down a field. I can’t putt worth beans, but I can smack it pretty far. (These are my technical terms.)
I used the golf stencil and the golf silhouette stamp to create my own background papers. I used distress oxides in fired brick and faded jeans. The stencil made it a breeze to create a background paper as did the large silhouette stamp. You can see the details of that on my video below!
I also used some of the sentiments and stamped them on the page. The 3 ephemera cluster die cuts are all from the kit. I added some puffy title letters, arrows, and hearts for a little extra pop of color along with a strip of Washi tape from my stash along the bottom. You will also see a label above the picture for the date and 3 sentiment strips that I added also from my stash.
I also added some of the Bittersweet Crown Jewel Gems from Maker Forte for some fun extras. I also used a piece of patterned paper from the Alex Syberia Rosey Days patterned paper pack from the March release. I thought it anchored the picture well and broke up all the white space on the layout.
I also created a fishing layout with 2 recent pictures of my husband:
I used more color on the fishing stencil to create the background. I used the stencils twice side by side to create a 6 x 12″ piece of patterned paper that I cut down to the size I was looking for.
I added the title, a couple of tags, and a couple of puffy stickers from my stash. Again, I used a piece of the Alex Syberia Slimline Patterned Paper on this layout and those same Bittersweet Crown Jewel Gems from Maker Forte. You get so many in a package that I did not feel guilty at all about using a bunch of them on these two layouts!
You can see that I stamped several of the sentiments from the kit on this layout as well.
Don’t be afraid to use your stamps to create background papers, sentiments, titles, and die cuts. You can see that I fussy cut one of the fishermen in the boat out and put it in the top left corner of this layout as a die cut.
Your stamps can allow you to add so much fun detail to your layouts without going out and purchasing a bunch of pricey papers and die cuts.
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Thank you for stopping by! Have a creative day!