Sweet encouragement – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. My kids are super busy with exams at school as they are closing the first term in elementary schools these days. They need all types of encouragement and I thought that the Pencil Heart die is a perfect choice for some little lunch box notes. Let me show you how I made these cuties.

First I die cut the pencils and the shadow die from white cardstock. I used a bunch of alcohol markers to add colours to the pencils. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers this time: PL4, PL2, HB1, PV1, BP2 for the purple one and TB6, TB3, BT6, BT2, JG3 for the blue version.

I used Heffy Memo Tape to hold the little pieces in place while I was colouring and adhered them to the shadow using a waxy jewel picker and liquid glue.

I found the best sentiment in the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns stamp set, I heat embossed it on black cardstock with white embossing powder and cut it down with a paper trimmer.

To fit in my kids lunchbox, I kept it small and adhered the pencil hearts on a white stitched circle. I wanted a colourful background for my own message so I die cut the same die from coloured cardstock and backed the little notes with them. It is sturdier and looks prettier this way.

I finished them off by adding a few seuins from the Royal Mist and Covesea Sparkle Mixes.

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 also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle – Build Your Stash

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. The new year started and I need to build my stash for the upcoming birthdays. So I came up with a simple design which can be altered slightly but helps in mass producing. Let me show you!

First I created a bunch of backgrounds: I used the Simple Sunburst stencil with different Distress Mica Stains. I used 2 colours for each background. I placed a piece of white cardstock in a box with the stencil on it and from like 12 inches, I added a few spritz of colour. I removed the stencil with a tweezer not to smear the ink, cleaned the stencil and rotated it slightly before I applied the second colour of Mica Spray. The colours I used are: Merry Mint, Winter Frost, Fortune Teller and Cocktail Party.

Then I die cut the sentiment: I used the It’s your day Jumbo Sentiment die, cut the shadow from black cardstock, the sentiment itself 2 times from white cardstock and once from white shimmer cardstock. I adhered them on top of each other then on the shadow and popped them up on the stenciled backgrounds at an angle. It makes it so playful!

The next step was to look through my stamps and find critters which work well on the cards. I chose the Llamazing Llamas, Absotoothly awesome, and Fluffy Puffy Unicorns. I chose 3 critter for each card and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I cut everything with their coordinating dies.

I used 3D foam squares to pop up the images and used a clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle.

I wish you enjoyed my project today and will pop in again soon,

See you,

Zsofi

Happy New Year – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the last edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle in 2022. To celebrate the New Year, I combined several older sets to create this cutie. Let me show you how I made this card.

First I worked on the background: I did some light ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Uncharted Mariner, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed. I added some water drops as texture, then I placed the Numicon stencil over it and went back with the same colours just with a heavier hand. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Glimmer Mist for a subtle shine. When it was all dry, I used the Twinkle Twinkle stencil with Gina K Gold Glitz Glitter Gel to make it even more festive.

I stamped and coloured the cute elephant from Elephant of Surprise and four balloons from Party Palooza. I used the Jet Alphabetters to stamp the numbers in each balloon. For the colouring I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB4, CT4, CT2, OR3, OR2, OR05, BP5, BP2, BP1, PL4, PL3, PL2, BGR4, BGR3, BGR22, BGR1. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies. I used a thin silver string to attach the balloons to the elephant.

I wanted a funky frame for my little scene, so I die cut the Elm Street die from white cardstock, and popped it up on the background using 3D foam squares. I mounted the elephant with the balloons too with 3D foam squares, I love the dimension!

For the sentiment I used the Holiday sentiment duos, white heat embossed the new year message on a thin strip of black cardstock and added it to the bottom of the card.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the balloons.

I wish you like this whimsical card and you show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

Happy New Year to all of you and see you in 2023!

Zsofi

Last minute Christmas tags – Heffy Doodle

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. It is time for the last minute cards and tags as Christmas is in 10 days. I brought you a tag design which is easy to mass produce but still very special. And I also show you how to incorporate it on a card!

First I die cut the tags from kraft cardstock and stars from white glitter cardstock using the Mini Essential die set. I also cut the banner from white cardstock to hold the sentiment.

Then I stamped the cute trees from the Santa’s Village stamp set and quickly coloured them with Spectrum Noir markers: AG4, AG2, AG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped a sentiment in red from the Classic sentiment set on the white banners and used my trimmer to make them a bit narrower.

As a finishing touch I used the Firefly Sparkle mix as mini baubles for the trees, added a red glitter eyelet and green twine.

To use this tag as the focal point of a card, I die cut the rectangle die from Mini Essentials from red cardstock and embossed it with the Swiss Dot mini embossing folder. I gave it a white mat and added a piece of patterned paper from the Wildflowers paper pad. I cut a slightly bigger rectangle from green cardstock and framed the patterned paper before popping it up on a white card base.

To make the tag pop out more, I used 3D foam squares under it.

The Mini Essentials die set and the mini embossing folder are all part of the Mini Die Cutting machine special bundle. A perfect gift for Christmas!

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Farm holiday – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Today I take you to the farm where everything is beginning to look a lot like Christmas (and now I know you will have this song going on in your head for all day long, ha ha). I mixed and matched several sets to create this cute scene, let me guide you through the process.

I started with stamping the images from Farmyard fun, Udderly Fabulous and Wanna build a snowman. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB5, EB3, EB1, AG4, AG3, AG2, AG1, AG05, GB4, GB2, GB1, FS8, FS7, FS4, DR4, DR2, DR05, BG5, BG3, BG1, OR1. I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut the elements for the background scenery: I used the Rolling Hills Landscape die and cut it from white cardstock. I also cut a Fence border from brown cardstock, I love that the curves match! I did a quick ink blending on the sky part with Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks, spritzed it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel after 30seconds. I made sure the panel was dry before I used the First Snow stencil with Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Sparkle paste. I also added a little shading to the snowbanks before assembling the scene.

I popped up the images with 3D foam squares for dimension. I stamped a sentiment from the Watcha Sayin’ now stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating die. Then I white heat embossed another one from Holiday Sentiment Duos on a red cardstock strip and popped both up in place.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accent to emphasize some details. I also used a white gel pen to add highlights, it totally enhances the whimsical feeling of this card.

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Merry Chrismugs – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Christmas is close and as a real coffee addict I had to create a special card with the adorable Perfect Blend stamp set. Let me show you how I created this card!

First I stamped the coffee cups from the Perfect Blend stamp set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: DR4, DR2, DR1, AG5, AG3, AG1, RB2, RB1, RB05, EB5. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I took the faces of the Veggie Patch stamp set and personalized the cups. It is so easy and gives them a lot of character!

Then I die cut a wreath 4 times from green cardstock wit the Leafy Laurel Circle die and layered the on top of each other. I also cut some darker green sprigs and red glitter berries to make the wreath festive.

For the background I chose a woodgrain cardstock and distressed it with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and added some Ground Espresso and gold splatters. After giving it a red mat I mounted it on a white card base an adhered the wreath and cups in place.

For the sentiment I used the Holiday Sentiment duo set and white heat embossed “merry” on a dark green cardstock strip. I also cut a fun sentiment with the Stitched Alphabetters set from red glitter cardstock and adhered the letters in a playful way. Isn’t it cute?

As a finishing touch I used a bit of clear shimmer on the foam and glossy accents on the lid. I also emphasized the eyes of the green cup with a black glaze pen.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Rainbow sweetness – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I love the Jumbo sentiment dies and I am obsessed with rainbow so I created a fun card which fits both of my obsessions. It is so cheery, would make anyone smile on a dull day, don’t you think?

I started with the background this time: on a kraft cardbase I used the Sprinkled with fun stencil with Distress Oxide inks. For the first layer I applied Mustard Seed, then rotated the stencil and added Picked Raspberry, rotated again and finished it with Peacock Feathers. I cleaned the stencil in-between to avoid the colours mixing.

Then I die cut the You are so sweet Jumbo Sentiment from white cardstock and did some ink blending on it with the same colours. I love that with only 3 colours you get a full rainbow. I cut the shadow from black cardstock and adhered it to the card base.

I wanted some colourful macarons as embellishment so I stamped the one in Sweet stuff 5 times and used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them: GB4, CT3, CT2, CT1, OR3, OR2, OR1, OR05, MG4, MG3, MG2, MG1, GT3, JG5, AB3, AB2, AB1, AG4, AG3, AG2, AG1. I cut them out with the coordinating die and popped them up in front of the sentiment using 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used Nuvo Crystal drops on the top of the letters and also on the cookies. It is really sparkly like a sugar coat!

I wish you got inspired by this sweet rainbow creation. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle and WOW! Embossing Powders Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and WOW! Embossing Powders Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both companies!

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped an coloured the cute bats from HD Let’s Hang Out stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BGR5, BGR3, BGR2, BGR1, FS7, FS6. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I die cut a piece of heavy weight white cardstock with the biggest HD Imperial Stitched Rectangle die and used the HD Masquerade circle stencil to add Versamark ink. I used the ink pad directly on the paper, I could apply more ink this way. I heat embossed it with WOW Tarnished Teal embossing powder to get a perfect night sky. Looks gorgeous with all the colourful pieces!

Then I die cut a few HD Big Stitched Clouds from grey cardstock and dipped them in the Versamark ink pad to have them fully covered with the sticky ink. I heat embossed these with WOW Black Puff embossing powder. It has fantastic texture!

For the sentiment I used the HD Happy Halloween Shadow cut, I cut it from white cardstock 3 times and adhered them on top of each other. Then I dipped it in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW Fluorescent Green embossing powder. I added a black shadow to it and assembled the card. I popped up the bats and 2 of the clouds with 3D foam squares for a dimensional look.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the bats’ eyes, glossy accents on their noses and embellished the card with a few enamel dots from the HD Fright Night collection.

CARD 2

I started with ink blending a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Wilted Violet and Black Sooth Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of splatters to the background: water and Finetec Pearlescent watercolour in white and purple.

When it was dry, I used the HD Messy Desk Stencil with Versamark ink directly on the paper and heat embossed it with WOW Fluorescent Green embossing powder.

Then I die cut the HD Trick or treat Jumbo seniment die 3 times from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I dipped it in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW Obsidian embossing powder. It has different particles which look like marble when it is heated. The surface is so smooth and shiny like real marble, it is lovely to touch! I used another black die cut to cast shadow to the sentiment and make it pop off the card.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
WOW! Embossing Powders will be giving away $25/£25 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Oct 25th to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on October 27th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and WOW! Embossing Powders Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Bibi Cameron [COMING SOON]

Cassie Trask

Michelle Lupton

Natasha Davies 

Amanda Fitterer

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Dunja Trautmann

Ali Farmer

Claudia Mauri

Jo Laverty

WOW! Embossing Powders Blog

I hope you enjoyed hopping with us and you got inspired! Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Zsofi

Here for the booooks – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I will not reveal a big secret if I tell you, that the Ghoulfriends stamp set is my favourite from the latest release. I wanted to use them a little differently this time so I created a cute card for book lovers. Let me show you how I made it.

I started with stamping and colouring the cute ghots and books usig Copic markers. The colours I used:

  • ghost: BV01, BV00, BV000, BG13, BG11
  • books: G24, G21, G20, Y15, Y11, BG13, BG11, BV01, BV000, E41

I cut them all out with the coordinating dies. Then I was working on the library background: on a piece of heavy weight white cardstock I applied white texture paste (which I have mixed with a bit of Black Soot Distress oxide ink) over the Brick by Brick stencil. When it was all dry, I did a little ink blending on the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink.

Then I cut the Cathedral Window die 3 times from white cardstock, layered them on top of each other and backed it with Cornflower cardstock.

I heat embossed a sentiment on a thin strip of black cardstock with white embossing powder and another one I stamped on a grey oval which I cut with the Pebble Sentiments die.

After assembling the scene, I embellished it with a few sequins from the Hocus Pocus Sparkle Mix and added glossy accents to the glasses of the cute ghost.

I wish you got inspired to look at your stamps differently. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Hey ghoulfriend – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. It is officially Fall and pumpkin season so I had to pair some orange gourd with my favourite ghost from the latest release. It is a simple design, let me show you how I made it.

First I coloured the pumpkins and ghost from the Costume Critters and Ghoulfriends stamp sets using Copic markers. Then I cut them out with the coordinating die.

I also die cut a tree from black cardstock with a die from the Elm street set and cut a wonky stitched rectangle from white cardstock to hold my scene.

I did a very quick ink blending with Distress Oxides for the background: Salty Ocean for the sky and Shabby Shutters for the ground. Before adhering the tree I used some white pigment ink on the branches to make it look more spooky.

I stamped a sentiment above the tree, matted the scene with black cardstock before mounting it on a patterned paper from the Fright night paper pad.

As a finishing touch I added twine on the top and some sequins from the Pumpkin Spice Sparkle Mix to the tree. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyed of the ghost and glossy accents on the pumpkin stems. So cute, isn’t it?

I wish you got inspired and ready for Halloween crafts. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi