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Hedgehog Hello


Hi All!

I’m using the Let’s Roll set today – I used it to create a penny slider on THIS CARD. These little guys are so darn cute! For something different, I used a blender pen and some water-based markers to color them.

I clear-embossed the sentiment to draw a little more attention to it. Here is a close-up:

I balanced out the green at the top with the grass on the bottom.

Wow, it’s been such a busy week! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the posts. Thank you to everyone who left such sweet comments for me about the one-year birthday – you are all so kind. I have a feeling this is going to be a great year. 🙂

Enjoy the video and have a wonderful weekend.



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Let's Roll
Let’s Roll
Stitched Speech Bubbles
Stitched Speech Bubbles
Hello You Thinlits Dies
Hello You Thinlits Dies
Stampin' Up! Blender Pen
Blender Pen
Stampin' Up! Neutral Markers
Stampin’ Up! Neutral Markers
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink
SSS Green Apple Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Green Apple Cardstock
Green Apple Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Canson Mix Media Paper
Canson Mix Media Paper
Pick Me Up Stick
Pick Me Up Stick
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Mylar ShimsSizzix Mylar Shims MISTI
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 5:52 am


    Hi Darlene! I agree those hedgehogs are adorable. I’m so glad I got this stamp set because this card is so cute and looks very easy to make!

  2. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 9:02 am


    Another awesome card! Thanks again for a great week. You’ve been busy!

  3. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Mary Jane

    love the card, really cute.

  4. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 1:36 pm


    Adorable hedgehogs! Thanks for the blender pen technique demonstration. I had used these for several years with watercolor pencils. Mine dried up, so I tossed them out. I need to add these to my shopping list.

  5. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 1:49 pm


    Such an adorable card! Too, too cute!

  6. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 2:57 pm


    Oh my word…I love this card. Those hedgehogs are just irresistible. What a neat idea to clear emboss the hello. Again. I am amazed. I should be doing lesson plans but I had to watch this video first. Thanks Darlene.?

  7. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 3:08 pm


    What a precious card!! Never thought to emboss a die cut sentiment! You keep inspiring us! Thanks!!

  8. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 3:24 pm


    This is adorable…Darlene, I have such a hard time using the SU Blender Pen…yours does look juicier..maybe mine is going dry..I will have to check it.
    Your blending is so nice.
    Cute, cute card..thanks for sharing!

  9. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 3:41 pm


    What is it that makes hedgehogs so adorable? I have to get this stampset. The card is gorgeous. Thanks Darlene.

  10. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 4:19 pm


    Thank you for reminding me how to color properly with the blender pen and markers. Love the card.

  11. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 4:22 pm


    I wish I had your thought process to see these on top of each other, then having it appear the one is crushing the other, and then to add a neck line, too. Amazing work you do, girl. Thank you for making something seem easy when I know very well it’s not.

  12. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 4:44 pm


    Super cute card! Thanks for the tip of using the MISTI to line up the front of the card with its base! I constantly have to pull it off and realign, but hubby got me a MISTI for Christmas and your technique works perfect every time!

  13. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 4:47 pm


    So stinkin cute. I love the hedgehogs they turned out so cute with the blending it makes them look like they are real instead of being just flat.
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 5:17 pm


    Super cute card, Darlene! Love the coloring on the hedgehogs. Thank you so much for the mini tutorial on using a blender pen. I finally got one last month, but have yet to use it. I had maybe half a sense what to do with it, but you’ve given me even more tips here. Thank you! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  15. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 5:54 pm


    Totes adorbs. 😉
    My mom is a hedgie collector, I’ll use this technique for coloring the hedge stamp I have, since I have SU markers and blender pens. Thanks.

  16. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 6:42 pm


    Oh, oh, oh! You have hit a nerve here. I absolutely LOVE hedgies!!! It started with Penny Black and their adorable hedgies, but there are very few I encounter that I don’t fall in love with (and when I was an active demonstrator and discovered that the apparent same designer of Penny Black’s hedgies had designed some stamps for SU!, I went on a hunt — and found them all! lol). These little guys are too cute!

  17. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Brenda L.

    What an adorable card Darlene! I love those little hedgies too, they are just to stinkin cute! Hugs, Brenda

  18. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 8:02 pm


    Thank you for such a lovely happy card.

  19. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 8:08 pm


    Super cute card…Everything about it is Adorable!

  20. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 8:50 pm


    Darlene, you have to have been a teacher in your past life because you explain everything so easily. Very easy to follow what you are saying. I really love this card, it is really cute.

  21. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 10:08 pm


    Darlene, this is a sweet card! Thank you for the pointers about how to paint around the edge and pull the color in. I can so use that advice! Something funny…as I was watching you use that Quickstik I realized I had been trying (since I bought it) that it doesn’t unscrew, you just pull it off! Wow, I was about ready to get rid of mine since I couldn’t figure out the top. So simple!

  22. wrote on January 8th, 2016 at 10:36 pm


    Of course I love the hedgies but I adore the Hello die cut out of the word bubble. This really is the icing on the cake. So clean and simple and perfect!

  23. wrote on January 9th, 2016 at 12:23 am


    Great tutorial…loved it. Card is so cute.

  24. wrote on January 9th, 2016 at 2:04 am



  25. wrote on January 9th, 2016 at 3:07 pm


    Cute card! Thank you for sharing the blender pen technique. I have those pens but haven’t had much luck with them on card stock. Now I know I need watercolor paper. ?

  26. wrote on January 11th, 2016 at 1:37 pm


    absolutely adorable!

  27. wrote on January 11th, 2016 at 11:31 pm


    Hi Darlene,
    Really a cute card. Thanks for using this stamp set again. I got the stamp set from SSS from your website. Thank you.

  28. wrote on January 12th, 2016 at 1:54 pm


    You know—I have always liked using those blender pens. Sometimes it just seems the easiest thing to do. Love your little hedgehogs!

  29. wrote on January 12th, 2016 at 8:35 pm


    Love this card – so cute!!

  30. wrote on January 16th, 2016 at 6:48 am


    great card. since i don’t have copics. I just love how you showed us how to use markers and blender pen. perfect

  31. wrote on January 20th, 2016 at 12:37 pm


    I should use my SU! blender pen more. I had a Marvy blender pen too but after comparing the two…I threw the Marvy out. The SU! blender pen really is a great blender! I love these little hedgies, too. At the beginning of the video I was thinking “oh I remember a spinner card with those stamps” and then you pulled out that card!! HAHA Great blending on the grass also. My problem is that I woulda had that green all over. I need to practice using less, more often. Also, very clever embossing the sentiment. I like how it made it pop. Thanks for sharing another fantasticly sweet card!! =)

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