Saturday, June 16, 2018

Crafter's Castle Video Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to Crafter’s Castle YouTube Video Hop featuring AMB Illustrations! It starts today, Saturday June 16, and goes through Friday June 22, giving you plenty of time to watch all 7 design team member’s videos. Links are below to the team’s video line-up.

Here are the details on how to enter and the Grand Prize being offered.

WATCH ALL 7 design team member’s entire Hop videos.

SUBSCRIBE to ALL 7 design team members.....and be sure we can SEE that you have subscribed.

LEAVE A COMMENT on ALL 7 videos....not just any comment....comment on something specific you saw in the video.

Also, if you are a new subbie let me us know. And it would be fun to know where you’re from.

And if you like what you saw PLEASE give a THUMBS up. Thank you!

Once you have done all of these things send an e-mail to telling me that you have done ALL of the requirements, and put Hop Entry in the subject line.

The Grand Prize winner will receive the AMB Illustrations digital paper packs and clip art sets used by the design team in the Hop videos!!! Also, listen close at each channel because there might be other giveaways!

Thank you for HOPPING along with us!

DT Line-Up
Mike --here

Please stop by AMB Illustrations and take a look at all the beautiful digital paper packs and clip art they have to offer Also check out AMB Illustrations new website where they also offer freebies:

Thank you for watching.  I invite you to visit Crafter’s Castle Blog and enter this month’s Challenge at

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz

Friday, June 15, 2018

Wedding Cake Box Card and Video Hop

Hi and thanks for visiting. Today I am sharing an elegant box card I made using an SVG file from the SVGCuts kit Autumn Box Cards.

I really wanted to have my panels layered, so I created smaller panels using an offset in Adobe Illustrator. I did that for the back cake piece, the 3 card base panels as well as layers so I could emboss and add to the cake.

This video is also part of a YouTube Video Hop, so to get started head on over to my YouTube channel and watch my tutorial, then follow along with the links I have provided on the video.

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz

Monday, June 11, 2018

Vintage Vanity Case Design Team Project for Simply Crafty SVG's

I am here today with a Design Team project for Simply Crafty SVG's. Today I am sharing the Vintage Vanity Case project using Graphic 45 papers. 

Come and see how easy yet elegant this Vintage Vanity Case is to assemble. Have fun using patterned paper and embellishments to make this a unique project and a great way to give a gift. 
View the YouTube tutorial here:

Supplies used:
Vintage Vanity Case SVG:
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade 8x8 Pad:  
AC Cardstock:
Liquid Pearls:
Scotch Quick Dry Glue:
Mini Ink Blending Tool:
Craft Mat:
Cricut Explore Air:

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Diagonal Fold Card

Howdy Friends!

For the month of June I will be a Guest Designer over at Crafter's Castle. If you are not familiar with Crafter's Castle, it's a fun group with tons of inspiration, challenges and prizes!

For my first project I made this fun, quick and beautiful card over at my YouTube channel. Click here to be taken to YouTube to watch in HD. 

This month's sponsor is AMB Illustrations. Please visit their Esty shop to see all the wonderful printable papers and clipart they have. Https://
AMB Illustrations also has a brand new website with some freebies! You can visit their new website here:

Mike Fernholz

Friday, May 25, 2018

Coffee Gift Card Holder

Hello fellow coffee drinkers! Today I am bringing you a file I created for a gift card holder.

If you are like me you love drinking coffee and getting coffee store gift cards. In fact that has become the norm these days for gift giving. I am always looking for unique ways to give the gift cards. My last coffee gift card post which I will link here was a clever idea that can be seen on Instagram. Here is another holiday themed gift card I made.

So for today's project, like I said I created the SVG file for the gift card holder that also includes the band. You can really put anything onto the band. I thought this Coffee Cup Stamp Set from Anthony's Paper Craft was just the perfect addition.

I stamped and colored the image and then used my cutting machine to cut it out. I then glued that directly to the band. For the inside of the card I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock that I had previously cut a shape for. I inked the edges using a brown ink. 

For the front of the holder I used a patterned paper from my stash that I thought worked perfect for this. 

Just for visiting my blog I am offering this giftcard holder free but only for a limited time. Through June 1, 2018 you can download the file here. Please keep in mind it is the gift card holder and band only. There also is a file for you to cut out patterned paper for the front and inside of card. The cutout or coffee image is not included. Again if you are interested in the Coffee Stamp you can purchase that from Anthony's Paper Craft.

As a YouTube update...I am almost at my 1000 subscriber's by Summer goal. As of this post I am at 822 subscribers with about a month left. If you could help me out, please head on over and subscribe to my YouTube channel, I would greatly appreciate it!

One More thing...hop on over to my friend Mike’s blog  -World of Michael Trent- he’s also on the Design Team at Anthony’s Paper Craft - to see the amazing card he created using this same awesome coffee stamp!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz

Friday, May 18, 2018

Gumball Machine Card

So today I am bringing you a fun card I made from My Scrap Chick named appropriately, the Gumball Machine Card.

I knew I wanted the front to have a glass look, like it was in a real gumball machine. So I created a frame and then cut an extra piece of one of the elements using acetate. You could always go over the gumballs with something like Glossy Accent's to give it a similar look, but I wanted the entire front to be covered with the acetate and I was also afraid the Glossy Accent's would make the top of the card too heavy.

Before covering the gumballs up, I used my white gel pen to give them highlights. Here is a photo of the shiny front. 

 And here is a photo of my photo before editing.

Hope you enjoyed this fun and quick project. Please stop by My Scrap Chick to check out all the fun files!

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz

Monday, May 14, 2018

4th of July Card

Hi Friends,

Today I am bringing you a card I made for my Design Team project for Simply Crafty SVG's. Today I am using the A2 Frame Card set.

What I really like about this set is that there are four different framed mats to use on the included A2 size cardbases. Two different A2 card bases are included, one with standard corners and one with rounded corners. There are also corresponding mats with rounded edges. Finished card is sized at 4.25″ x 5.5″ and fits into a standard A2 envelope. I cut out the card base and frames using my Cricut Explore Air.

I started off with stamping the card base and frame with the firework stamp from the 4th of July stamp set from Anthony's Paper Craft. I used Versamark ink and for the firework behind the statue I embossed with Snowflake Tinsel embossing powder and for the fireworks on the frame I used Holographic embossing powder. 

It's really hard to see,  but all of those little specs in the firework behind the statue glitter when they hit the light. I also created a city-scape to go behind the statue in black.

To create the statue I used a mint colored cardstock and stamped the image using Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink. I really like how this came out.

I then used my Silhouette Cameo, and the Pixscan mat to cut out the statue.

I then finished it off with stamping out the sentiment onto white cardstock using Real Red ink from Stampin' Up. 

And here is a short video on how this looks in the light. The camera still didn't capture how glittery the Snowflake Tinsel is.

Hope you enjoyed today's project. Don't forget to head on over to Simply Crafty SVG's to see all of their new files!

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz