Lunchbox gifts – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. With the school starting I was thinking about a way how to cheer up my kids while they are away from home. After being with me for the last 6 months, they need extra encouragement to get back to the school swing. Therefore I brought you some lunch box gift ideas which may help you all to bring a smile to your kids’ face.  Let’s dive in the details!

BOOKMARK

I started with die cutting the Mark my words bookmarks 2 times for each bookmark using heavy weight white cardstock. I wanted them to be double sided so they are sturdier and I could add a sentiment on the back this way.

I blended Distress Oxide inks with the Cloudy sky stencil to create a cloudy sky on each side. The colours I used for the pink bookmark: Chipped Zapphire, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar. The colours for the blue bookmark are: Chipped Zapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass. I sprinkled some pearlized water and some white acrilyc paint on them for a textured look. On the pink one I even added diluted pink distress oxide splatters too.

While the backgrounds were drying I stamped, coloured and die cut a Fluffy Puffy Unicorn using my Copic markers. I also die cut  four Skinny Circle frames from coloured cardstock and another four from white to use the inner pieces for the sentiment. 

I also die cut my kids’ names from a bunch of coloured cardstock scraps with the Stitched Alphabetters die set. I assembled the bookmarks and stamped a sentiment on the back with Catherine Pooler inks directly on the cloudy sky and another one on the small white circle for the top of the bookmark. All sentiments are from the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns set.

I finished the bookmarks with silver heat embossed stars, which is also from the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns set. It makes them super special!

MINI CARD

I usually create A2 sized cards but that wouldnt fit the lunchbox, so I went with 4bar card size this time. The background I created the same way as for the bookmarks, using the same colours.

Then I die cut the Starry Rainbow die from the same cardstock scarps which I used for the letters for the bookmark. I also cut 2 from silver glitter cardstock so I could inlay the stars. I realized that the Rainbow Builder coordinating die is slightly bigger than the Starry rainbow, so I die cut it from white glitter cardstock and used it as a mat while assembling my rainbows. It gives a little shadow on the top (the bottom is a bit wider but I simply trimmed it off with my scissors). So fun!

I also used the cloud coordinating dies from the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns to cut a bunch of mini clouds from white gitter cardstock and assembled the scenes using 3D foam squares to add dimension.

For the sentiment I used 2 of the Roundabout sentiments and the same Catherine Pooler inks as above. I could not resist adding a flying unicorn on each rainbow, it ties the bookmarks and the little cards together perfectly. 

I cannot wait to hide these in my kids’ lunchboxes tomorrow, I just wish I could see their smile when they find them in school.

I hope I inspired you with this Perfect Combo project, please share your ideas in the comment section or in our Heffy Doodlers FB Group! I would love to hear what you come up with! 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the July release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. How do you like this mega release so far? Today we have 2 new square panel stamp sets: Zoo Party and Tropical Fringe. All of these will be available on Friday 19/07!

CARD 1

I will start with the Zoo party card: I stamped and coloured the crew with Copic markers keeping the colours to greys and browns with a pop of yellow and green.

I cut around the edges leaving tiny white frame and adhered it to a green scalloped square die cut (Frames Square die set).

I stamped the sentiment in the middle with matching green ink (Gina K Designs).

The kraft card base is a custom square one which I created with the partial die cutting technique using the biggest die from the Frames Square die set.

A bit of glossy accents on the noses and black glaze pen on the eye plus the tiny gold sequins finished it off.

CARD 2

With the Tropical Fringe stamp set I created a very bright and colourful card, perfect for the summer. I stamped on Bristol Smooth cardstock and coloured it with Tombow markers. I also stamped the fun sentiment in the middle and coloured it too.

I cut around the image without leaving a frame and adhered it to a slightly bigger dark green square and then layered an even bigger pink one under it.

I used some textured white cardstock to create my cardbase which measures 4.25*4.25 inches.

I added a bit of shimmer to the tiny flowers and adhered a tiny pearl in the middle of them. I also added a lot of glossy accents to the hibiscus and the Summer word in the sentiment. I love the shiny raised look i get this way!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals too and will come back for the last day of the sneak peeks. We still have some cute minis to share!

See you,

Zsofi