Llama birthday – Newton's Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am sure you all have a lot of holiday stamps and it is always lovely to find new ways to use them even after the holiday seasons. This is what I was doing with the Llama delivery stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs: I paired it with non-holiday sets to create this cute birthday card!

I stamped and coloured the llama using Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I die cut a tag from kraft cardstock with the Fancy edges tag die and cut the reinforcer an a snowbank from white glitter cardstock.

I popped up the llama with 3D foam tape and added blue twine.

The sentiment I stamped on a stitched white circle from the Loveable llamas set. Perfect match! I adhered it to the tag, I like how it looks hanging off a bit.

For the background I applied Distress Oxide inks lightly with a blending brush on Bristol Smooth cardstock: Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. Then I placed the Confetti stencil on it and went back with the same colours. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Avery Elle Shimmer Mist.

When the panl was dry I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set, adhered it to a white card base and popped up the tag with 3D foam squares. Super cute, isn’t it?

I hope you enjoyed this idea of stretching your holiday supplies and will pop in again soon for more fun projects!

See you soon,


Flying by to say… – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here with a cute birthday scene as my first post on the Heffy Doodle blog! I am super excited to share with you Perfect Combos through the next couple of months and hope to inspire you to look at your stamp sets differently.

I have the Big Bug Hugs stamp set from a previous release for a while now and I was itching to ink up these adorable critters. After the winter break I am immediately in Spring mood usually and cannot wait for the picnic weather to arrive. This mood strongly had an affect on my colour palette and scene today šŸ™‚ To accessorize my party bugs, I stamped little images from other sets: the present and camera from Happy Snappy Crocs, the cake and balloon from Elephant of surprise and the big mushroom and flower from Gnome Matter What. I coloured everything with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The background I kept simple: on a piece of white cardstock I blended Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. I love how smooth transition we can achieve with these brushes! It was a total game changer for me when I first tried them out! On the bottom of the cardstock I applied some Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink, making sure to fade it out towards the sky.

I assembled the scene using liquid glue, I really enjoyed adding the little accessories to the bugs. They look so cute! My favourite is the bee with the camera.

As the scene was already quite busy I decided to stamp the sentiment directly around the birthday-queen with black ink. I also added some clouds with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink from the Quack me up stamp set. I love the tone-on-tone textured look!

Finally I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, a clear shimmer pen on the wings and balloons and some glossy accents on the ribbons and the crown.

I hope you got inspired by this combination of stamps to create a scene. Perfect for a cheerful birthday! If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,


STAMPtember Exclusive with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you the newest STAMPtember collaboration set for Simon Says Stamp, this time with Newton’s Nook Designs!

This is an exclusive stamp set, available ONLY at Simon Says Stamp until supplies last!

For my cards I stamped and coloured the images on Copic friendly cardstock and coloured them with alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out leaving a little white outline.

To create the party scene, I die cut a rounded rectangle die (Frames and Flags) from heavy weight vellum from Simon Says Stamp and also from their Fog cardstock. The latter I trimmed down to a thin strip and adhered at the bottom of the vellum panel.

Then I arranged the party: a cat one and a separate one for dogs. I adhered all the images to the vellum using liquid glue or 3D foam squares.

I stamped the sentiments with black ink on white cardstock and die cut them with a small stamp die from the Frameworks die set. I also die cut a postage frame die from patterned paper from Doodlebug (Hello).

I assembled the card on kraft card bases, added iridescent jewels from Studio Katia as embellishments and covered the presents and balloons with clear shimmer. On the party hats, ribbons and noses I also used a drop of glossy accent.

I hope you like my cards and got tons of ideas for birthday scenes. Would be fun to mix them all and create a big cats&dogs party! If you like this set, hurry to the Simon Says Stamp website and purchase it quickly before it is gone!

See you soon with more inspiration!



Hello Everyone,

Happy STAMPtember! I love this month-long celebration created by Simon Says Stamp, my favourite one stop shop.

For this occasion I created a congrats card using Heffy Doodle goodies – mixing older sets with newer ones again.

I started with stamping the cute crocodile from Happy snappy crocs and also 2 cotton candy images from the newly released Treat Yo’self stamp set. I colored them with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I adhered the two cotton candies to the hands of the croc as pompoms – I wanted him to be a cheerleader šŸ™‚

For the background I die cut a postage frame rectangle die (Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks die set) and masked off the stitching part. I applied Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink. Then I placed the Rays the roof stencil over it and sponged Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

The sentiment I stamped from the Everyday sentiment duos stamp set on a black postage frame rectangle with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white detailed embossing powder. I repeated the process once more for a bolder look. I cut it down and added a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock.

I mounted the croc with 3D foam squares and added clear shimmer to the pompoms. I also scattered a few gold crystals from Studio Katia. Finally I adhered it to a jelly bean card base.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,


Fairy sweet birthday ft Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I have a cute birthday card for you today featuring stamps and dies from Heffy Doodle. I love how the different sets coordinate! I mixed up some older and newer stamps on this adorable design.

I started with stamping and colouring the fairies from Absotooth-ly awesome and from the Party Palooza stamp sets (the latter is deeply discounted, check it out in the Heffy Doodle shop!) I used Copic markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I created a Distress Oxide inked background using Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Oxide inks and an ink blending tool. I added some Tsukinko Shimmer Spritz droplets and also splattered some white acrylic paint all over for a textured look.

Then I used the Silver Lining Cloud border dies and cut it from white and also from silver glitter cardstock. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I love the little silver lining we get in this way!

The sentiment I stamped with pink ink (Gina K Designs) and it is from the Everyday Sentiment Duos set.

I assembled the card and popped up the cake with the two fairies with 3D foam squares. I added Diamond Stickles to the wings of the fairies and the flame of the candles and covered the frosting on the cake with glossy accents. It looks so yummy in real life!

I also scattered a few silver jewels from Studio Katia on the cloud border.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Die cutting) and also to the SSS Wednesday Challenge (Anything goes).

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will be back soon for more inspiration.

See you,


Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday Blog Hop with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited and honored to participate in the Paper Sweeties 7th birthday celebration. They have such cute designs!

Here I paired the Happy Cake Day stamp and die set with some goodies from Pink and Main. Let’s dive in the card details!


I started with stamping the balloons from the Paper Sweeties Happy cake stamp set on Neenah Solar White cardstock and die cut it with an Arch Tag die from Pink and Main. As the original tag would be too short, i made it longer with the partial die cutting technique.

Then I stamped the same balloons on the newly released Sparkle Sheets and fussy cut each balloon from different colours. I paper pieced the bunch of balloons and adhered the pieces with liquid glue.

Then I white heat embossed a couple of small sentiments from the Special Day stamp set on black cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating Sentiment strips dies.

I added some orange ribbon from Paper Sweeties to the tag and popped it up with 3D foam squares on a white card base covered with pretty patterned paper from the Summer Splash paper pad.


For my second card I stamped and coloured the images from the Paper Sweeties Happy Cake Day stamp set and used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

I cut the biggest Stitched rectangle die from white cardstock and also from patterned paper from the Summer Splash paper pad. I cut a small piece of the white one and silver heat embossed my main sentiment on it from the Special Day stamp set. I also stamped a smaller sentiment above it using aqua ink.

I assembled the card, added a thin strip of Silver Sparkle Sheet below the cake stand and used 3D foam squares to pop up the cake.

I decorated it with 7 candles (as Paper Sweeties are turning 7) and added finishing touches: covered the balloons with a clear shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle, used glossy accents on the frosting and decorations of the cake and also on the flames of the candles. And last but not least I added some pretty flower sequins from Paper Sweeties to the bottom and embellished their middles with tiny white pearls.


To celebrate the occasion Pink and Main is generously giving away a $25 Pink and Main surprise package for one lucky commenter. All you need to do is to hop along with us and leave a comment at each designer’s blog to enter the draw. Winner will be announced on the 28th August on the Pink and Main blog. Start hopping at the Paper Sweeties Blog.

Good luck everyone and happy hopping!

See you,


Celebrating you – Pink and Main August Release Sneak Peek

Hello Everyone,

It is sneak peek time at Pink and Main, and I have the pleasure of showcasing a gorgeous new sentiment set called Special Day. It is full of great messages and also has two bigger sentiments in beautiful handwriting to pair them with! Lovely!

I have started with stamping the cute mermaid from the Starfish wishes set, coloured her with Copic markers and cut her out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a stitched rectangle from the new Summer Splash paper pad, and a stitched circle from vellum. On the patterned paper I silver heat embossed the handwritten sentiment. I also die cut a small white banner with the Sentiment strip dies and stamped another sentiment on it with black ink.

When assembling the card, I first popped up the mermaid with 3D foam tape on the vellum circle. Then I added liquid glue drops on the back of the vellum under the mermaid, in this way the adhesive does not show through.

As a finishing touch I added a couple of clear sequins and covered the mermaid tale with Stickles for an ultimate sparkle. I also could not resist emphasizing the bow and little star on the starfish with glossy accents.

I hope you are excited about this month’s release! All new goodies will be available on 20th August!

Until next time, happy crafting!