Birthday wishes – Heffy Doodle

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I have a cute birthday card for you which is quite unisex, could work for boys and girls too. I feel I never have enough birthday cards so I came up with a design which is easy enough to make a couple of it or alter it with tiny changes and get a different look. Let me guide you through the process and share some tips.

First I stamped the images from the Popping by stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

When I need quick cards I prefer using patterned paper than making my own backgrounds. If you like, you can easily exchange the patterned paper with a stenciled background too, it would look awesome! Heffy Doodle offers a whole bunch of wonderful stencils to choose from.

To add some instant dimension I die cut the Scalloped Imperial frame die 3 times from grey cardstock and the Happy Birthday sentiment 3 times from yellow. I layered them on top of each other, popped up the images with 3D foam tape and my design was ready.

The only thing left was to add finishing touches. I like to use a clear shimmer pen on balloons and glossy accents on the ribbons of the packaging. It makes it so festive and adds a lot to a simply design too. On the eyes I used a black glaze pen, it makes it shiny.

What I really enjoy about this card design is that you can easily alter it to be interactive: Just make the frame a shaker and fill it with clear sequins. The sky is the limit how to change it up a little and get a completely different look.

I hope I inspired you and you will check back later for more fun projects. 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

Have a blast! – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I brought you a fun idea how to get more out of your Newton’s 4th July stamp sets after the memorial day is over.

I started with stamping and colouring the kitty on the rocket using Copic markers. I went with a grey-red-blue combo, simply because I love how it looks. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

Then I created the background: on a piece of red cardstock I used the Fireworks stencil with Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel in red. It gives a gorgeous tone on tone look! And the sparkle! Heavenly.

My initial idea was to make a shaker in the middle of the card so I die cut the inside scalloped rectangles from Frameworks 4 times from navy cardstock and adhered them together. I made sure to add a piece of acetate under the last layer. The sentiment I stamped on a grey banner which I die cut with the Frames and flags die set, and adhered it to the bottom of the frame.

When I placed the frame on the glittery background I realized that it looks awesome on its own, so I did not fill the frame with sequins, but you can totally do it. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the rocket and glossy accents on the red parts of it. Perfect birthday card for a boy!

I hope I inspired you and you will try to stretch your holiday stamps too.

Thanks for stoppig by and see you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

Iam so happy to announce the first day of the June Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! It is gonna be a fun, summer-themed week here on my blog, I cannot wait to show you everything I have been busy with. Today our Design Team showcases Newton’s 4th July and an adorable mini set called Buns Out. We also have a versatile new stencil, Fireworks, perfect for all kinds of celebrations.

All new products will be available on Friday, 18/06/2021!

CARD 1

For my first card I have stamped the vagon with the rockets and critters from the Newton’s 4th July set on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured the image with Copic markers. I used the coordinting dies to cut it out.

For the background I used the Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo from Thermoweb with the Fireworks stencil on dark blue cardstock. I usually use a spatula and the Thermoweb Stencil Pal when using any kind of pastes, it makes it so easy to spread it evenly. I set it aside to dry until it was clear and then I foiled it with Silver Shattered Glass Deco Foil using only the pressure of my die cut machine. Honestly I was lazy to heat up my laminator for one card only and the formula of the Transfer Gel Duo allows foiling with pressure only (no heat needed). Perfect solution for me! I die cut the panel with the postage edge die from Frameworks.

I also die cut a rounded rectangle from white cardstock using the Frames and Flags die set. I stamped the Celebrate sentiment on the bottom of the panel and embellished the top with the fireworks images from the Newton’s 4th July set using blue ink.

Another sentiment I white heat embossed on a grey banner (Frames and Flags die set) and adhered it to the focal panel. I popped up the image with 3D foam squares and covered the rockets and stars with glossy accents for a shiny look.

CARD 2

For my second card I had a cute idea inspired by the sentiment in the Buns Out mini set. So I stamped the burger 4 times and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illsutrator markers. The colours used are the following – Sausage: TN9, EB5, EB3 Bun: GB7, GB4, GB2, MB1 Lettuce: DG4, DG3, DG2 Cheese: CT4, CT3, CT1 Tomato: DR4, DR3, DR1

I used the coordinating die to cut them out and while I was die cutting I also cut a postage edge rectangle (Frameworks) and little stitched triangles as napkins (Frames Squared) from the Doodlebug Designs Bar-be-cute paper pad. It matches my scene prefectly.

I also heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock and cut it out with a fun little ticket die from Frameworks. I assembled the card, popped up the sun-bathing burgers with 3D foam squares and used glossy accents on the sesame seeds and sunglasses as a finishing touch. I think it is my favourite funny summer card till now!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s 4th of July”  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 June 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th. 

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 of the summer release reveals, come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Wedding Remake – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today with a card I made in the last minute for Mona Toth’s Lawn Fawn Wedding Challenge on Instagram. She is my crafty best friends and I could not resist playing along. This is my card:

And this is the inspiration I used: a collage I created when we moved in our home in Budapest. It is hanging in our bedroom ever since.

All stamps and dies I used for this card are from Lawn Fawn. I started with creating the little white Stitched rectangles to hold the wedding pics. I used the partial die cutting technique to cut them shorter. Then I stamped the images on each from the following sets using some masking: Bicycle built for you, Screen Time and Mermaid for you. I used a Memento marker to alter the images a little and then I coloured them with Copic markers.

As I was veiled at my wedding day I used the hair of the original characters as the veil. I had a lot of fun trying to give them a different look.

For the background I used woodgrain cardstock and applied Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide with a blending brush. It really resembles our wallpaper which I used as the background of our original frame.

The sentiment I cut form black sparkle cardstock using the Cole’s ABC die set.

After assembling the card, I added little embellishments: silver metallic leaves (Stitched Flower Frame) and little dark grey flowers (Scalloped Treat Box Springhouse Add-on). I added tiny little white pearls in the middle.

As a final touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the veil and glossy accents on the belt. Isn’t it cute?

I hope you enjoyed my wedding remake and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Masculine birthday – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Are you struggling with masculine cards? I admit I do, mostly because I love bling and sparkle and somehow it just does not fit the concept of a guy card. Today I show you a way how you can still have texture and shine, without making a card glittery and “for her”.

I started with stamping the cake and a couple of candles from the Popping by stamp set, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinting dies. I die cut a Stitched Oval from a textured white cardstock and popped up the cake with the candles using the thick 3D foam tape from the Heffy Doodle Essentials line. It gives so much dimension, I love it!

For the background I used the Lots of Happy stencil on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with Gatherd Twigs Distress Oxide ink. As this ink stays wet for a while, I simply heat embossed the pattern with clear embossing powder. It gives just a little shine, not too much. Then I cut down the panel a little and ink blended a bit of the same brown ink on the sides using a blending brush. It makes the focal panel pop even more!

For the sentiment I chose the Wavy banner dies and Wavy Banner Sentiments: I stamped with a brown ink on a Neenah Desert Storm banner and matted it with a slightly bigger brown one. I used the same brown cardstock to mat the stenciled background too.

After popping up the banner with the thick 3D foam tape I added just a light touch of clear shimmer to the flame and covered the candles and chocolate drops 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 also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

To my Homeschool hero!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle.

Even though my kids are back to normal school now, they had an intense 1.5 months of homeschooling due to Covid. I wasn’t easy for them as they are still small, but they handled it well and I am so proud of them. This inspired the card I am going to show you today. I mixed some of the new release products for this cutie. Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Pandtastic Painters stamp set using my Neutral Grey Copic markers. Colouring black and white images really relax me as I don’t think about which colours go well with each other. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I used the DL Stitched Slimline Trio dies to cut 3 rectangles, one big from blue cardstock and 3 smaller ones: a white, darker and lighter purple. I wanted a fun multiple window design, so I die cut the DL windows from the dark purple rectangle and some Stithced Stars from the lighter purple layer. I used my Misti to help me with the alignment of the stars. When I had the stars windows too, I placed the white rectangle under the window panel and stamped 3 star shaped messages in the middle of each using the Homeschool Hero stamp set and Catherine Pooler purple ink.

I heat set the ink and very carefully coloured the stars with a blue marker. I assembled the multiple windows panel using thin 3D foam tape and covered the stars with glossy accents. Until it was drying I white heat embossed 2 other sentiments from the Homeschool Hero set on black cardstock, trimmed them down to be small banners and added them under the pandas before securing them on the card.

As a finishing touch I used a tiny drop of glossy accents on the pandas’ noses and my card was all finished! I cannot wait to make this design in different colours too, so cute!

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

Bunny with flowers – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

While I am waiting for the new release from Pretty Pink Posh to arrive, I was playing with some of my favourites from the previous ones. I have created a cute card with Bunny Friends and Mother’s Day stamp sets.

First I stamped the images and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out. I made sure to have some extra little flowers and leaves to make the bouquets even bigger. We can never have too many flowers for Mom, right?

I die cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die from MFT. It is an old favourite of mine, adds the perfect amount of detail to any project. I adhered it to a top folding A2 sized card which I previously covered with a rainbow striped patterned paper from Doodlebug design.

I assembled my little scene and popped up the bunny with 3D foam squares. I covered the vases with glossy accents, it gives a lovely shiy and raised look, I love it! I also used a black glaze pen on the flower centres.

For the sentiment I chose the Pretty Pink Posh Happy Mother’s Day Script die and die cut the Happy part 3 times from pink cardstock. I layered them on top of each other and adhered it under the bunny.

The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on a very thin piece of black cardstock. The sentiment is from the Heffy Doodle Classic sentiments set. I used 3D foam squares under it to stand out more.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Feminine and to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge Favourite Technique (“rainbow everything” is a technique right?)

I hope you enjoyed this cute little inspiration and will pop in again for more cheerful designs.

See you,

Zsofi

Heartfelt wishes for Mother’s Day – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn today on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and as Mother’s Day is approaching fast, I thought I would show you a pretty garden scene card for the occasion.

I started with stamping and colouring the Bleeding Hearts with Copic markers. I went with bright pinks this time with a vivid green combo for the leaves. I made 2 flowers and a few extra flower heads. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

To the bottom of a white top folding card base I adhered an inch wide patterned paper piece. Then I die cut grass from green cardstock using the Land border die. While I was at die cutting I also cut a Fence from white cardstock.

Before assembling the scene I did a little ink blending in the middle of the card base: a bit of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink with a very light hand and a blending brush.

Above the scene I stamped part of the sentiment from the Bleeding Hearts set in black and adorned it with the extra flower heads. I also stamped a sentiment from the Mom&Dad set on a pink rounded banner (Banner Trio die set) and popped it up to the bottom of the card with thin 3D foam tape.

The only embellishment I used this time was tiny drops of glossy accents on the white parts of the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Mother’s Day Inspiration – #1

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is this Sunday in Hungary and the next one in the US so I thought I would do a mini series with some pretty and fun ideas for the upcoming event. I hope you will enjoy what I prepared for you.

Today I have a pretty slimline card made with one of my favourite stamps from Pretty Pink Posh. I stamped the bouquet from Mother’s Day twice and coloured them with Copic markers. I used a colourless blender to add the striped pattern to the vases, it is so fun! I cut them out with the coordinating die.

Then I die cut te scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Frames and Portholes die from Newton’s Nook Designs using pink cardstock and the frame from the Slimline Frames and Windows die set from yellow cardstock. I used a floral patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs for the inside little squares. To have some instant dimension I tripled up the frame, I love the look!

On the middle little square I white heat embossed the sentiment and popped up the vases with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and a white gel pen on the flowers and a bit of glossy accents in the centres.

I hope you enjoyed today’s slimline inspiration and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

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