Popping by – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. May is a birthday heavy month in my family and I thought I would show you an sweet interactive card today made with stamps and dies from the new release. Usually I am intimidated from interactive cards but the new slider pop-up is super easy even if you are not an experienced crafter. Let me guide you through the process.

Pre-orders are open and all order get a freebie stamp – if you spend above 45 GBP you even get the coordinating die!

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Popping by stamp set using Copic markers. I went with cheerful, rather girlish colours but I cannot wait to make the same with more masculine colours too. I die cut all with the coordinating dies and assembled the little present using Glubert.

Then I created the interactive part: first I die cut the stitched frame from patterned paper and also from light blue cardstock. I cut off the “flap” of the patterned paper one so all I had left was a frame. I adhered it to the blue panel with Glubert and folded the flap at the crease lines.

I embellished the flap: added a thin Oyster Shell strip to the bottom until the first crease line and popped up the coloured image right above using 3D foam tape. I made sure to adhere only the present and let the balloons be free of adhesive so the mechanism could work properly. I needed the insert piece which I die cut from white cardstock, and adhered the bottom of the blue flap to it (until the first crease line). The top of the insert I embellished with a small die from the Slimline Pull Tab dies: I cut the stitched part from Banana Split and the arrow from Ice blast cardstock scraps.

The first half of the sentiment I stamped directly on the top of the blue flap using a Catherine Pooler ink. The other half of the sentiment I stamped directly on the white card base. To ensure the right placement I put the frame on the card base in my Misti, in this way I could see where the sentiment had to be.

Finally it was time to assemble the interactive part: I put thick 3D foam strips on the back of the frame in a U shape, leaving the top free. I adhered it to the card base and it was all done! So easy! As a finishing touch I covered the balloons with clear shimmer and added glossy accents to the ribbon. I also adhered a bunch of blue star sequins to the background to make it even more festive!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the New Release reveals at Heffy Doodle, but still so many new products are being introduced on the Heffy Doodle Blog. It is definitely worth to check!

Pre-orders are open from today and don’t forget: with every pre-order you can get a freebie stamp, and if your order is above 45GBP you will receive even the coordinating dies! Wohoo!

My inspiration for you today is a cute, layered design with a lot of texture.

First I started with ink blending through the Balloon Room stencil on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. Then I shifted the stencil and added a second layer of balloons with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I shifted again and for the last layer I applied Brilliant Blue Glitz Glitter Gel from Thermoweb using a stencil pal. I removed the stencil, cleaned it right away and set the panel aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured the cute fox and party hat from the Popping by stamp set using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the Happy Birthday Shadow die from glitter cardstock and its shadow from blue.

When the stenciled background was dry I trimmed it down a little and added black and gold splatters. I dried it with my heat tool, adhered the sentiment and popped up the fox with thin 3D foam tape. I added an orange mat to the panel before adhering it to a white card base.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, glossy accents on the nose and party hat too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration with the new release and will come back soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the last day of the April release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are introducing Heartfelt Butterflies and Hearftelt Blooms. They both coordinate perfectly with the previously released Hearfelt Frames die set and the Banner Trio Die set. There is also going to be a separate sentiment set called Mom&Dad, which is a perfect accessory for the upcoming memorial days.

All new products will be available on Friday, 23rd April, 2021.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the Heartfelt Butterflies stamp on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Triblend alcohol markers.

This marker is very special as it has all 3 shades in one marker which makes it super easy for a smooth blend and shading. It was the first time for me to use these markers, but I fell in love with them: high quality nibs, beautiful colours and handy for on-the-go colouring too.

I went with the blue shades: True blue Shades, True Blue Blend, Blue Turquoise Blend, Green Turquoise Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Hydrangea Blend, Lavender Blend. (If you want to know more of these markers, check the Spectrum Noir website.)

When it was all pretty and colourful, I die cut it with the Heart Frames scalloped heart die. I also die cut a stitched heart from navy cardstock and a folded banner (Banner Trio die set) from black cardstock. I white heat embossed the sentiment on this and popped it up with 3D foam squares on the coloured piece.

I used a teal patterned paper for the background, added the stitched heart but before adhering the panel to a card base, I wrapped some ribbon around it. Then I popped up the scalloped heart piece with 3D foam squares. This card has a lot of dimension!

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the wings and glossy accents to the bodies and the tiniest butterflies. I love how it makes the card even more special.

CARD 2

I started again with stamping and colouring the Heartfelt Blooms, just this time I used different blends of the same marker set: Alpine Green Blend, Magenta Blend, Orange Blend, Citrus Blend, Coral Blend, Bright Pink Shades, Aqua Blue Blend, Blue Turquoise Shades, Lavender Blend.

I die cut it with the Heart Frames scalloped heart die and popped it up on an A2 sized card front which I created from teal patterned paper.

I stamped a sentiment on a pink rounded banner (Banner Trio die set) with black ink from the Mom&Dad sentiment set.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the flower centres and dotted details. I love these type of cards when I just want to enjoy colouring and keep the rest of the design simple.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Butterflies” or the “Heartfelt Blooms” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed our inspiration week. Now it is time to get your shopping lists ready as the new release goes live tomorrow! If you like my cards, make sure to subscribe to my blog and also follow me on Instagram. Your support means the world to me, thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited that we start the April release reveals for Newton’s Nook Designs! Today we are introducing Garden Gnomes and Bleeding Heart – two beautiful sets and they both have coordinating dies. There will be a fun new stencil this month too: Petite Clouds.

All new products will be available on Friday, 23rd April, 2021.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the flowers from Bleeding Hearts 2 times and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I wanted to make my on background so I used the Gingham stencil with the newest Distress Oxide ink, Kitch Flamingo. It is a beautiful pink! After removing the stencil I spirnkled it with diluted black and white inks. When it was dry I cut it with the postage stamp die from Frameworks. I adhered it to a hot pink notecard.

I die cut a white stitched circle using a die from Circle Frames. I also cut a dark green circle which is slightly bigger than the stitched one (Pink and Main circle dies). On the bottom of the white circle I stamped two sentiments from the Bleeding Hearts set and adhered the two flower clusters.

I also white heat embossed the word “heartfelt” on a black stitched banner (Banner Trio) and adhered it under the flowers.

After assembling the card I added two flower heads as embellishments around the banner. I also used a bit of glossy accents on the white parts of the flowers to make the card even more special.

CARD 2

My second card features the new Garden Gnomes. They are all so adorabe that I couldn’t choose which one to use on a card, so I used 3 of them on a slimline design. After stamping and colouring the gnomes and flowers with Copic markers I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

For the background I die cut the scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Frames and Portholes die set from Seaglass cardstock. I used the new Petite Clouds stencil with Speckled Eggs Distress Oxide ink.

I die cut a yellow frame using the Slimline Frames and Windows die set and adhered grass behind it which I cut with the Land Border dies. I assembled the scene on a white 8,5*3,5 inches slimline card.

The sentiment I stamped on a white Speech Bubble and popped it up with 3D foam squares.

I finished it off with a black glaze pen on the eyes, a bit of clear shimmer on the petals and glossy accents on the flower centres.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Gnome Garden” or the “Bleeding Heart” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day’s inspiration and you will join us tomorrow as well.

See you,

Zsofi

Royal-tea – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As my favourite event, the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing, I thought I will make a tea-themed card which is perfect for any celebration. I combined Oh Crumbs, Wanna build a snowman and Who let the dogs out with a few Heffy cuts dies. Let me lead you through the process.

First I stamped the images on Bristol Smooth cardstock with a brown hybrid ink and then I used Versamark ink to stamp on top of them. I used my Misti for this to make sure I can stamp back again without shifting the images. Then I clear heat embossed them and painted them with my Karin Brush Markers. I love the vibrancy of these watercolour markers! I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

To set the scene I first created the background by blending Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock, spritzed it with water and also added some diluted Salty Ocean and black splatters. When it was dry I cut the panel down to be slightly smaller than an A2 card front and used the Silver Lining Cloud border die to get some in-laid texture.

I also die cut a Grassy Lass border die from green cardstock and added some shading with blending in some Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide from the top of it. I added green and black splatters to match the style of the sky.

While I was at die cutting I cut the Gate die several times from white cardstock and its accessories from gold sparkle cardstock. I assembled the scene and popped up the corgis with 3D foam tape.

The sentiment is from the Oh Crumbs stamp set, white heat embossed on thin black cardstock strips. As the scene is almost done, it was time for the finishing touches: I used glossy accent on the noses, crown and some other little parts to give them a shiny raised look.

I will link this card up to the following challenges: Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Hello Spring)

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Beary happy birthday – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in to show you the card I made for my father’s birthday which was last week. I used a bunch of stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.

First I stamped the images from Den sweet den, Party animal and Dad+me sets and used my Copics to colour them in. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I chose patterned papers from the Sunshine Remix paper pad. I wanted a cheerful yet simple design. On the bottom I spelled Papa using the Oliver’s Stitched ABCs die set – I love to personalize the cards I am giving.

I also white heat embossed sentiments on black strips of paper from Birthday Before ‘n Afters and adhered them to the scene at an angle for a playful look.

I finished the card with a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses, a clear shimmer pen on the balloons and glossy accents on the hats and cake. These little details really add a lot to the images.

This is my entry for the Lawnfawnatics #96 Happy Birthday.

I hope you enjoyed this simple scene card and will come back soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Birthday Macarons – Heffy Doodle

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I need to boost my birthday card stash so I got you another unisex idea for a sweet wishes card. I combined Sweet Stuff and Party Palooza with a few Heffy cuts dies. The colour inspiration came from the patterned paper – it is something I do often. Let me lead you through the process.

First I stamped the images with alcohol ink friendly black ink and used the Doodlebug Designs Kitten Smitten paper pad as my guide to choose the colours for the sweets: yellows, pinks, greens and aqua. I used three shades for each colour family and when I was done I added some dot details with my darkest marker and some highlights with a colourless blender. I also added some white gel pen dots too, it makes them so yummy! When they were dry I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

To hold my sweets I die cut a white tag and a teal reinforcer using the Tag Along die set. I arranged the macarons and cakes according to the photo and adhered them to the bottom of the tag.

I white heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment from Party Palooza on dark grey cardstock and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I love die cut sentiments! I also white heat embossed another sentiment on a thin grey banner which I cut with a die from Tag Along.

I used the Stitched Rectangle die set to cut the largest from grey cardstock and the next in size from the patterned paper. I added twine to the tag and popped it up with 3D foam tape. I finished the card off with a bunch of mini clear seqiuns and added glossy accents to the macarons.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Farm themed birthday – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am sorry for the silence, we are all struggling with some sort of flu (hopefully not COVID) so I kept my posts minimal in the last 2 weeks. But today is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog so I created a farm themed card by mixing a few stamp sets. Let me show you how I made this cutie.

First I stamped and coloured images from Oink, Moo, Neigh and Baa. I used Copics, mostly warm grey markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I used the dies from Frames Squared to build up my layers: I cut a frame from green cardstock using the scallopped and rounded square dies. When I am cutting a frame I love to hold the dies together with purple tape to avoid shifting. I also cut a scallopped rectangle from patterned paper, the fancy label die from grey and a black circle.

I heat embossed a sentiment from the Baa stamp set, and assembled the card on a black 4,25*4,25 inches card base. I finished it off with green twine ad a bit of glossy accents on the cow’s bell and pig’s ribbon. I also used a black glaze pen on their eyes to make them pop.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will come back tomorrow for another sweet one 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Bee-day – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. For this cheerful slimline birthday card I chose to combine a few of my favourite Heffy Doodle stamp sets: Big Bug Hugs, Gnome Matter What and Hootiful. I also created my own stencil, let me show you how.

First I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black ink: the bugs from Big Bug Hugs, the branch from Hootiful and the big mushroom from Gnome Matter What. I clear heat embossed them and painted them with Karin Brushmarkers. I love how vivid the colors are. On the wings I used a clear shimmer pen to move the ink, in this way I got the subtle sparkle instantly. When they were dry I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Then I used the Stitched Slimline Trio die set to create my own stencil: from a piece of white cardstock I cut the smallest rectangle and the window die using Heffy Memo Tape to hold them together. Then I die cut another small slim rectangle from Neenah Solar White Cardstock and adhered the homemade stencil temporarily using the Memo Tape. I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink through the windows and before removing the stencil I added diluted blue and black ink and also some white splatters. I like to add texture with this technique.

After removing the stencil I stamped the sentiments in black and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. 

I used the other 2 slimline dies from the Stitched Slimline Trio set to create mats: a light blue and a darker one to create contrast. I adhered them on a slimline cardbase measuring 3,5*8,5 inches and finished it off with a few blue star sequins.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the revelas of the February Release at Newton’s Nook Designs, but dont worry, we still have plenty of adorable stamps and dies to showcase. Today we are adding another cute farm set to the Farm collection: Baa is full of adorable sheep and comes with coordinating dies.

All products will be available on Friday, 19/02.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the images from the stamp set using Copic markers. I went with Warm Greys and added dotted details at the end for a fluffy look. I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

While I had my die cutting machine at hand I also cut some scene building elements using the Sky scene builder die set: a few clouds from white and the sun from pastel yellow cardstock scraps. I knew I wanted a slimline scene so I cut the grass (Land border dies) and the Fence longer which is super easy if you line the die up with the last cut edges. You don’t need separate slimline dies, with the partial die cutting technique you can easily make longer die cuts.

I assembled the scene on a 2.75 * 7.75 inches blue cardstock panel and adhered it to a white scalloped rectangle which I cut with the Slimline Frames and Portholes die set. I covered a slimline card base (3.5*8.5 inches) with patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and added the scene.

The sentiments I white heat embossed on some dark grey Speech Bubbles: I love to cut them down using the partial die cutting technique if the sentiment is shorter.

I finished the scene with a couple of clear mini sequins on the clouds and a few flower sequins with pearls in the middle on the grass. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the sheep.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Baa” Stamp Set?This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’s how to win: comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will check back tomorrow for the last day of the February Release sneak peeks.

See you,

Zsofi