Ornament card – Heffy Doodle

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Christmas is approaching fast and I realized I do not have enough new cards in my stash so I came up with a design which is easy enough to mass produce. And the funny thing is that I used non-Christmas dies, let me show you how.

I started with a piece of white cardstock and quickly blended it with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. Then I used the Fiesta Time stencil and the new Villanious Potion Distress Oxide ink to add pattern. Before removing the stencil I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz to get a subtle shine.

I made sure everything was dry before I die cut the balloon shape from the Hot air balloon die set. I also cut the basket die from silver glitter cardstock and added some stitching detail to it with the Woodgrain Texture Background die. The texture is not very visible, only if you look at it from close. I adhered the silver “basket” on the bottom of the hot air balloon and turned it upside down…voilá, the perfect ornament! I added silver twine to the top, secured it with scotch tape on the back.

I wanted something with stitching in the background so I chose the Stitched Heart Background die and cut it from white cardstock.

For the sentiment I die cut the word Friend from silver glitter and black cardstocks and layered them on top of each other tiny offset to get a shadow look. I also die cut 2 Curved Banner from silver metallic cardstock and stamped 2 sentiments on them from the Roundabout Sentiments set. I did not want the banners to stick out, so I chopped of the edges right next to the sentiments.

I popped up the ornament on the white die cut background using 3D foam squares and adhered the curved sentiments and die cut word. I love that the ornament is so big that it can hold the sentiments and totally fill an A2 card. I am sure I am gonna make more of this in blue, green, pink and red! Oh and teal of course! I also want to try to use texture paste on the ornaments. They can easily be used as tags too or even real ornaments if we make them double sided!

I hope you enjoyed my card design and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my Coffee Card Series in honour of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Today’s card fills me with nostalgia as I used to be part of Pink and Main’s Design Team a few years ago. I love this brand ever since and I really enjoyed colouring their cute critters for today’s coffee card.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Pink and Main Cozy Critters stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1, GB9, GB7, BT9, BT7, BT5, VB1, CT1, LY1, BO4, BO3. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I used the largest of the Pink and Main Stitched Rectangle Set 2 to cut a piece of a pretty patterned paper from their Pumpkin Season paper pad. I also die cut grass from a textured light yellow cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the patterned panel. I popped up the images with thin 3D foam tape, doubling it up under the squirrel in the middle.

For the sentiment I chose the Thanks word die from Pink and Main, cut the shadow from white cardstock and the word from teal. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Cozy Critters stamp set on a thin brown cardstock strip and popped it up under the thanks die cut.

I gave the whole scene a teal mat before mounting it on a white card base. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the thanks die cut and also on the scarves of the critters. I emphasized their noses with a black glaze pen and added a drop of glossy accent to the coffee cup and cupcake.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cute critter card and will come back tomorrow for the last day of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I saved the cutest for last 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Trinity Stamps

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my Coffee Card Series in honour of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. For today I have a mini slimline card – a format which I have not tried before just always wanted to.

I have recently recieved the Boo Brew die set from Trinity stamps but it was too late for Halloween so I had to use it on a Fall project. I am in love with this die set, so creative and unique! First I die cut the base of the mug from SSS Blue Violet cardstock and the pattern from the Sunny Studio Sweater Weather paper pad. The cream I cut from Cream cardstock, the cinnamon sticks and leaves from two shades of brown. I also cut some golden leaves too from MFT Gold Shine cardstock, it is the perfect Fall embellisment!

I used brown markers to add a little shading to the cream and added some dots too so it looks like it was sprinkled with cinnamon. Yummy. I adhered the cup together so it was ready to mount on a card.

For the background I chose the beautiful Lawn Fawn Gold Rush cardstock, cut it down to be 3*6 1/8 inches, popped up the cup with Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam tape as it is thinner than the normal one I use. I stamped a sentiment above it from the SSS Drink Coffee stamp set with SSS Blue Violet ink.

I was looking for the perfect Coffee Word die in my stash which matched my card and chose the Studio Katia Coffee die. I cut the shadow from lighter brown and the word itself from dark brown cardstock, 3 times and stacked them together. I used clear embossing ink and Altenew Transluscent Pearl embossing powder to add a little shine to my word die cut. I repeated the heat embossing 3 times to get a very smooth and shiny result.

Because of the special cardstocks and embossing I didn’t need any further embellishments. I love how this mini slimline card turned out, it was so good to try a new size. And now of course I wanna make a bunch of mugs in different colours…

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed my caffeinated inspiration today and will pop in tomorrow for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the November Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. After coffee the second best thing is a good book to ensure the ultimate relaxation. So we have cute stamp/die set called All booked up and also a fun Bookmark die set to showcase today.

All new products will be available on 18/11!

CARD

Giving a book as a present is always a good idea and now you can take gifting to another level with a handmade card. I chose a pretty patterned paper from the new Coffee House Stories paper pad and die cut it with the postage stamp die from Frameworks.

Then I heat embossed a sentiment on a teal ticket which I die cut with the Frames and Flags die set. While I was die cutting I also cut the banner, heart and pawprint from the Bookmark die set, all in coordinating colours. I assembled the banner and popped up the sentiment with 3D foam squares.

I am in love with the “I love books” sentiment die which is included in the Bookmark set. I cut it 3 times from yellow cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. To make it stand out on a busy background I adhered it to a thin strip of grey cardstock. As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the heart and die cut sentiment.

BOOKMARKS

For the bookmarks I stamped and coloured the images from the All booked up stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, AP1, CT3, CT1, TN1, FS6, BT9, BT5, GY5, GY2, JG3, JG1, LY1, PV4, PV2, BT3, BT1, BO4, BO1. The colour inspiration was the patternd paper I used for the card. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

I die cut the base of the bookmarks from white heavy weight cardstock and also from patterned paper. I die cut the Paws here sentiment from white cardstock and the pawprint from blue. I assembled the bookmarks and stamped a sentiment on the front from the All booked up set.

As a finishing touch I added drops of glossy accents to the books, embellished them with ribbon and twine.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “All Booked Up” 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 Wednesday November 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you like my inspiration with the new release and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Doodlebug Designs

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my Coffee Card Series! It is Day 2 and I brought you a card set made with the adorable Pumpkin Spice collection from Doodlebug Designs. I bought this set a year ago and I had to look at it for a full year to make up my mind and cut in the patterned paper pack and use up some stickers. Please tell me I am not the only crazy Doodlebug hoarder who would love to have 2 of everything to actually use up these cuties!

CARD 1

I used the Heart Frames die set from Newton’s Nook Designs to cut a scalloped heart from cream and a stitched heart from dark brown cardstock. For the background I chose a beautiful leaves pattern from the paper pad. I adhered the Pumpkin Spice Doodle Pops in the middle of the heart and popped up a banner sentiment from the Chit Chat collection using 3D foam squares.

I added another sentiment to the top which makes this card super sweet, like the mug is talking.

As embellishments I used a couple of stickers from the Mini Icon Stickers sheet.

CARD 2

I did not want to let the remaining leaves pattern paper go to waste so I made a second card. I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop on a piece of cream cardstock and added a strip of patterned paper to the bottom. I could not resist adding a thin strip of aqua glitter cardstock too, it adds the necessary bling.

I used the Beary Cute Doodle Pops and added a Pumpkin Spice Latte sticker from the sticker sheet to the bear’s hand. I chose 2 thought bubble sentiments and a banner one and popped them up with 3D foam squares.

This time I used the adorable bees which came with the bear as embellishments.

These cards came together so easily, the hardest part was to decide that I will use my beloved Pumpkin Spice collection. But it was all worth it, it makes me smile whenever I look at these cards.

I will link this card up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration for today and will pop in again tomorrow for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my first ever Coffee Card Series! I have been planning to do this for such a long time, I wish you will enjoy the next week full of caffeinated goodness! (the image source: Background photo created by 8photo – www.freepik.com)

For my first card I chose to feature one of my favourite companies: Lawn Fawn. I used stamps and dies from the latest release just as well as from older ones.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the following sets: Crazy Antics, A creature was stirring, Holiday Helpers. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut the images out with their coordinating dies. The colours I used: BG7, BG4, BG2, BT9, BT7, BT5, DR5, DR3, DR1, DG4, DG2, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1.

To set a chilly scene I die cut the Magic Iris Snowflake Add-on from white glitter cardstock and once more from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other for a dimensional look. The white inner circle I die cut with a stitched hillside border die to get a snowbank.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the word Wishes from Peacock cardstock 3 times and adhered them on top of each other. I also cut the largest stitched rectangle from a simple patterned paper from the Let it Shine Snowflakes paper pad.

I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares and liquid glue. It was so much fun to add all the little gingerbread figures and candy canes. Then I stamped the “for you” from Love you a latte stamp set in the middle of the snowlfake frame and white heat embossed “joyful” on a thin black strip of cardstock.

As a finishig touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses and also glossy accents on the berries and candy canes. I could not resist adding clear shimmer to the mugs, who doesnt’t want a glittery cup? At last I added Stickles to the word Wishes to make it frosty.

I will link this card up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge.

I wish you enjoyed this cozy scene and you will pop in tomorrow for more caffeinated inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Autumn Greetings – Sunny Studio Stamps

Hello Everyone,

It is such a wonderfully sunny and chilly day here in Budapest, that I could not resist sharing some sunshine with you in a form of cards. I have a set of 2 cards which I have created with some stamps, dies and patterned paper from Sunny Studio Stamps.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the oh-so-cute Fall kiddos stamp set. I used Copic markers to add colour, but as I had these coloured a while ago, I do not have the exact colours I used. All I remember is that I used the Preppy Prints paper pad as inspiration for my colour choices. I cut all the kids out with their coordinating dies.

Then I cut a 2 inches wide strip of patterned paper from the above mentioned set and also one from metallic brown cardstock. I used the Window Trio Square dies to cut windows.

I used light blue cardstock as background for the rainbow piece, and white for the brown one. I popped up the frames with 3D foam squares. I added the rainbow inserts to the brown frame panel and made a brown mat for the other one.

I used kraft card bases this time, adhered the window panels and stamped the sentiments from the Fall kiddos stamp set using brown ink. I popped up the images with 3D foam squares and added my finishing touches: white gel pen highlights, black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

I hope I cheered you up with these cuties and you will pop in again for more soon. I am planning a Coffee Card Series starting tomorrow, so make sure to subscribe if you do not want to miss it!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Thanksgiving – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

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

Thanksgiving is approaching fast and I thought I bring you a cute woodland scene to celebrate the occasion. Scene cards are not necessarily complicated, with a couple of cute critters you can build up an adorable scene too. I mixed and matched some new stamps and older dies on this clean and simple Autum card. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Nuts about you and Deer to me. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB6, EB5, EB3, EB2, EB1, RB1, RB2, RB3, TN9, TN8, TN6, TN4, TN2, TN1, FS6, TB9, TB6, TB5, TB3, LY1, OR1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

As I had a simple design in mind, I die cut a piece of kraft cardstock with the largest Imperial Stitched Rectangle die, and also some grass with the Grassy Lass Border dies from grey cardstock. I made two heights of grass to ensure dimension. I added a touch of Black Soot Distress Oxide ink very lightly to the edges of the grass and assembled the scene.

I did not want to use 3D foam squares this time, you can achieve a dimensional look even if you use liquid glue. Just make sure to build up your scene in layers: I put the trees and the birdhouse in the background, some treetrunks and the deer in the middle and mushrooms and birds on the front panel.

As for the sentiment, I used the Oh Deer from Deer to me and another one from the Classic Sentiments stamp set. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the mushrooms.

I hope you enjoyed this simple scene and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Purrthday – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to participate in the Cat Lovers Blog Hop organised by the lovely Janis. Heffy Doodle is one of the sponsors of this event so I created a card using Heffy Doodle stamps and dies. All details of the blog hop you can read here.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Purrfect Day and Mewniverse stamp sets using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1, DG2. BG2, BG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

I die cut a white stitched rectangle using one of the dies from Imperial Stitched Rectangles and lightly inkblended it from the sides with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I also die cut a green rectangle and cut grass out of it with the Grassy Lass Border dies. I added a tiny bit of ink on the top of it just to add some shading.

Then I die cut 2 branched and a bunch of leaves from coloured cardstock scraps using the Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree dies and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares to pop up the cats.

The sentiment is from the Purrfect Day stamp set and I stamped it directly on the sky with green and black inks. I gave the scene a dark red mat and adhered it to a kraft Woodgrain Texture Background.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and drops of glossy accents on the noses of the cats.

I hope you enjoyed my card design and play along with us.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sending Happy Mail – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

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

When was the last time you sent out happy mail to your friends? I admit that I do it much less often than I would want to, but when I saw the Hot Air Balloon dies from the new release, I knew I needed to create a friendship card. I combined it with some older stamps ad stencils this time. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Hot Diggity Dog and Happy Yappy Mail. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, BG5, BG2, BG1, TB5, TB2, DR3, CG3, CG1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the pieces needed to build my hot air ballon: for the balloon itself I used patterned paper, for tha basket I used kraft cardstock ad for the little accessories some specialty papers. Before adhering it together I added some texture to the basket itself with the Wonderfully Woven stencil and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink. I also added some shading to the balloon pieces with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink, and assembled it as on the picture.

As the balloon is quite big, I decided to go with the slimline format: my cardbase is 8,5*3,5 inches. I die cut a Stitched Slimline Rectangle with the Stitched Slimline Trios die set from white cardstock and created a cloudy sky with the help of the Cloudy Skies stencil. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush. I also cut grass with the Slimline Sceenery die set and inkblended it with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. On this little piece I stamped part of the sentiment from the More Classic Sentiments stamp set.

After assembling the scene I die cu the word Friend from green cardstock 3 times and layered them on top of each other. I adhered it on the balloon and covered it with clear shimmer.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen and glossy accents on the hearts and noses, and emphasized the pawprints and eyes with a black glaze pen.

I hope you enjoyed this all occasion slimline scene and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi