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

Birthday Macarons – Heffy Doodle

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is BlogSeriesBanner_PerfectCombosWithZsofia_72-600x113.jpg

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

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

Be my Valentine – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As it is gonna be Valentine’s Day this weekend, I have got you a cheerful love card. I chose to feature some older sets: my favourite croc had to show some love through a bunch of dies and the prettiest heart stencil ever. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped the croc ad heart from the Happy Snappy Crocs using my Copics and cut them out with their coordinating dies. It cuts around the arms so it was easy to tuck that heart right where it belongs!

I cut a Stitched rectangle from Bristol Smooth cardstock and secured the Scribble on my heart stencil with a bit of Pixie Spray. Then I added Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks for a fun pattern with a blending brush. I matted the panel with a dark green rectangle before mounting it on a white A2 sized card base.

I die cut a stitched heart from white glitter cardstock ad a bnch of little hearts from pink cardstock using the Whole lotta hearts die set. I love how the shape of the little hearts match with the stencil! Match made in Heaven!

For the sentiment I chose the Special Day Sentiment Duos set and white heat embossed on a black strip. I added a bit of green layer under it for the colour balance and popped it up together with the croc using 3D foam squares. I scattered the die cut hearts and finished this card with adding glossy accents to the heart my croc is holding. I love the shimmer and shine, it makes any card special.

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 and Honey Bee Stamps Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Heffy Doodle and Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! I love both companies, they have amazing designs and so easy to combine them! I have 2 cards for you today in different styles: one elegant and one cute. Let me guide you through the cardmaking process.

CARD 1

For my first card I die cut a Heffy Doodle Stitched Rectangle from Copic friendly cardstock and stamped the Honey Bee Stamps Pretty Postage image on it. I used my Copics to colour it, kept the colours simple: reds and aqua. I added some dots when I was done with the colouring to add some texture to the leaves and flowers. I also used a black glaze pen to go over all the little black dots and a white gel pen for even more texture.

Then I die cut the Heffy Doodle Miss you sentiment: the shadow I cut from vellum, the sentiment itself I cut 2 times from dark red cardstock and layered them on top of each other. Even 2 layers make instant dimension!

I also stamped another sentiment from the Heffy Doodle More Classic sentiments set under the envelope, they go so well together.

I gave the panel a teal mat and chose a pretty patterned paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Love Letters paper pad for the background. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the hearts. Isn’t it pretty? If you want to have coordinating envelopes, Honey Bee Stamps has them ready for you! So cool!

CARD 2

For my second card I used a fun mirror stamping and die cutting technique. Jennifer McGuire has a great video on this, you find it here.

I stamped the cute racoon from Honey Bee Stamps Stolen my Heart stamp set with Lawn Fawn Jellyfish ink: it allowed me to do some no-line colouring and it is Copic marker friendly. For the mirror stamping I used MFT Mirror Image stamp but any big solid stamp would do. I managed to die cut both little racoons with the coordinating die, I followed Jennifer’s instructions. As the face expression wasn’t visible, I drew it back with a black thin line marker.

Then I used the Slimline die sets from Heffy Doodle to create the layers: a scalloped red rectangle (Slimline Pull Tab dies), a bit smaller dark grey stitched rectangle and a pretty frame (Stitched Slimline Trio) from cream cardstock (I love the Speckled Eggshell from Lawn Fawn). In the openings of the frame I used patterned paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Love Letters paper pad. I also inserted a light pink mat in between the dark grey rectangle and the frame.

The sentiment is from the Honey Bee Stamps Stolen my heart set: I heat embossed it on vellum with black sparkle embossing powder 2 times for a raised look. I used my Misti stamping tool for this, but even one layer of embossing powder givs a beautiful result! I used the coordinating die to cut it out and adhered it to the middle window using tiny drops of liquid glue behing the letters.

The card base is 3,5*8,5 inches. I popped up the racoons with 3D foam suares, added glossy accents to the nose and hearts and embellished the frame with tiny jewels from the Honey Bee Stamps Love letters gem collection. I love how this turned out, I hope it makes you smile too!

GIVEAWAY

Both brands’ Design Teams have created wonderful inspiration for you. Make sure to comment along the way for your chance to win! Honey Bee Stamps will be giving away $30 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM on Feb 3rd to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Feb 4th  at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Honey Bee Stamps Blog to see if you’re a winner! Here is the full hop list:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Brenda Noelke

Ashley Ebben

Farhana Sarker

Megan Quinn

Jenn Bena

Joy Baldwin

Honey Bee Stamps Blog

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

See you soon,

Zsofi

Valentine Beeps – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Valentine’s Day is approaching but we do not have to wait till then to show a little love, do we? I have combined a few Heffy cuts with the Bots of Love stamp/die set for this cheerful love card. Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped and coloured the images keeping the colour palette simple: neutral greys and pinky reds. I used my Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I ran the Stitched Hearts background die through my die cutting machine with heavy weight white cardstock. Then I took an oval die (Ovally Excited die set) and cut it from the stitched background. I love the texture I get this way!

While I was at die cutting I also cut the I love you sentiment from pink and white cardstocks and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Bots of love stamp set on a thin black strip.

For the background I chose a pink checked patterned paper and assembled the card. I scattered a few crystals as embellishments and used a black glaze pen on the eyes and flower centers and added a tiny drop of glossy accents on the hearts of the robots. Isn’t it cute? I cannot wait to make more of this design just in different colours!

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

Winter Birthday Wishes – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As I need to boost up my birthday stash, I created a slimline winter birthday card mixing up a few stamps and dies and stencil. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Happy Yappy Mail and Wanna Build a Snowman. I used Copic markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I also die cut a white rectangle with a Slimline Stitched Trio die and another one from white glitter cardstock. Then I used the partial die cutting technique to cut a snowbank from this with the Breaking Waves Border dies. It is easy to line it up with the stitches so it works perfectly for slimline cards too.

On the white panel I applied Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks fadin it out toward tthe bottom. I spritzed it with water, added some white acrylic paint splatters and let it dry. Ok I was impatient and helped a bit with my heat tool too. When it was dry enough not to smear it, I added white texture paste through the First Snow stencil. Even though it is 6 inches long only, I could simply move it where the pattern has finished and add more snow drops. With this stencil it is very easy, you do not need to line anything up!

While the paste was drying I die cut a scalloped slimline rectangle from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and also the word Birthday from orange glitter cardstock. The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut it out with its coordinating die. I love the look of a stamped and die cut sentiment!

When it was all dry I assembled the winter scene popping up the dogs with thin 3D foam sqquares. I finished them off with a black glaze pen on the eyes, noses, buttons and the pipe and added a bit of shimmer to the scarves and collars before sealing it with glossy accents.

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

Perfect Combos – Magical holidays

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Christmas is so close and I am sure most of you are busy with wrapping presents and planning the menu. It may turn out that you need a tag or a little card still, and today’s design is perfect for both: quick and easy and looks cute. Let me show you.

First I stamped and coloured one of the angels from My Little Angel. I went with purples this time but it would look pretty in any colour. I used the coordinating dies to cut her out.

Then I created my card base: I die cut 3 stars with the largest Stitched Stars die: 2 from heavy weight white cardstock and one from a pretty patterned paper (Whimsy Stamps Blurry Flurries). On one of the stars I die cut a window with a Fancy Nancy Frames die. I adhered the patterned paper star under the one with the window and created a fold line half an inch from the top on the other white star. I added glue to that little flap and adhered it to the front panel. In this way I have my own star shaped card base. So easy and eye-catching.

The sentiment is from Holiday Sentiment Duos, heat embossed in silver on a purple cardstock strip. Before adhering the sentiment and popping up the angel with thick 3D foam strip, I went over the edges of the star and the window cutline too with Stardust Stickles. It gives a festive look and takes this simple design to another level. I used the same glue on the glory too. A touch of clear shimmer on the wings finished it off.

TIP: If you want to create a tag, just punch a hole on the top and use sparkling twine. You can also turn this design into a shaker card if you adhere the patterned paper star with foam strips. That would look awesome too.

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

Magical Christmas – Perfect Combos

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Christmas approaching super fast I thought I will bring you another fun idea  for a sweet holiday card. I combined Santa’s village and Wanna build a snowman and Holiday Sentiment Duos stamp/die sets with some Heffy cuts.   Let me show you how I created this card!

As always I stamped and coloured the images first using Copic markers and Heffy Doodle’s Alcohol marker friendly cardstock. I love this cardstock for its smooth surface, it is so easy to get a perfect blend with my alcohol markers. I cut all images out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut a Stitched Oval horizontally from a white card front. This die is so unique as it leaves the stitching details both on the inside and outside of the cut line. I backed it with a patterned paper from Doodlebug designs (Here comes Santa Claus). I stamped a sentiment from the Holiday Sentiment Duos in green and popped up the images with Heffy Doodle Foam tape. It is super thick and gives a lot of dimension instantly.

To balance the design in the upper part of the card I die cut the word Magical from red and from red glitter cardstocks, layered them on top of each other and adhered it to the patterned paper.

There is no Christmas card without shimmer and shine so I used a Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer pen on the presents and Santa’s clothes and added glossy accents to the tree decoration, ribbons, candy cane, belt and boots. It makes everything so 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

Christmas Unicorns – Heffy Doodle

Hello everyone,

I am back today with a super sweet holiday slimline idea as part of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle.

The Fluffy Puffy unicorns are one of my favourite stamp sets and I really wanted to make a Christmas card with them. I found the perfect accessories for them in the Santa’s Village stamp set: Santa’s hat fit them so nicely. I stamped all the images and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinatig dies to cut them out and just trimmed off the not necessary parts with my scissors.

For the background I die cut the scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Pull Tab die set from pink cardstock. I also cut a stitched rectangle using the Stitched Slimline Trio set from Bristol Smooth cardstock. I applied Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. I sprinkled it with water and added some Liquid Pixie Dust and white acrylic paint splatters too. When it was dry I die cut 3 Stitched Stars from the panel. I inlayed 3 yellow stars instead of the blue ones for a fun background.

I needed a snowbank so I cut a long one using a Breaking Waves border die from white glitter cardstock. To make it long enough I used the partial die cutting technique. While I was at die cutting I also cut the Merry and Christmas sentiments from red glitter cardstock.

I assembled the card on a white 3,5*8,5 inches card base. The unicorns I popped up with 3D foam squares. To make them even more festive I used Stickles on the Santa hats and the packages. I also added glossy accents to the horns and ribbons.

I wish you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will come back soon for more inspiration. If you like my cards, follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations.

See you soon,

Zsofi