Sparkly rainbow – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Have you seen the super sparkly, beautiful sequin mixes which have been released recently? Those gorgeous colours are so inspiring and the idea of a sparkly rainbow struck me. Let me show step by step how I made this cute card.

First I looked through my Heffy Doodle cardstock scraps and selected Cookie Monster, Hint Of Mint, Plum Pudding and Simply Tealicious. I played Cinderella and selected the matching colours of sequins from the Covesea, Unicorn Dream and Royal Mist mixes. It was so fun and didn’t take too long at all. When the preparation was done, I die cut the Starry Rainbow die from all the scraps and created my own rainbow. I used Heffy Tape to hold the pieces together, I even left the stars in the die cut and adhered a sequin on top of each one. It looks gorgeous in real life!

Then I die cut some clouds from white cardstock with the Big Stitched Clouds die and also the “rainbow” word from the Rainbow Builder die set from silver glitter cardstock.

For the background I chose a striped paper from the new Summer Holiday paper pad but I wanted to mute it with a piece of vellum to have a more cloudy feel. I used double-sided adhesive sheets to adhere the vellum, this way the adhesive doesn’t show through.

After adhering the rainbow, the sentiment and popping up the clouds with 3D foam squares, I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Close at heart set with Staz-on Black ink.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Anniversary – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

July is almost over and I still have cards to share which I made as a Guest Designer for Pretty Pink Posh. Today I show you a whimsical and super cute tropical anniversary card.

First I stamped and coloured the cats and fish from the Cuddly cats stamp set, lemonade from the Summer friends set and the palm trees from Tropical Birds. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB3, EB2, AG5, AG3, AG1, AG05, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG3, BG1, BG05, GB4, CT4, CT1, OR3, OR1, OR05, FS7, FS4, TB2. I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then I used the Scallop Frames (exclusively available at the PPP store) with white heavy weight cardstock, cut it 3 times and layered them on top of each other. I used the Sea borders die from Newton’s Nook Designs to cut the waves from turquoise glitter cardstock and the Land border die to cut the sand dunes from kraft cardstock which I have previously covered with Stick It adhesive.

I wanted to try using real sand for the dunes, so I removed the backing paper ad poured very fine sand over the whole kraft panel. It looks so cool in real life! I added a few darker dots with some brown – looks so realistic!

I assembled the scene on a piece of Watercolour Wishes patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and heat embossed two sentiments on very thin black cardstock from the Simple sentiments set.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the noses and ice cubes.

I wish you like my card inspiration today and will come back tomorrow for my last Guest Designer post. I promise you, I saved the best for last!

See you,

Zsofi

Aloha – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with another summer card I made as Guest Designer for Pretty Pink Posh. When we were at the Balaton with my kids and the weather was a bit colder and not suitable for them to swim in the lake, my boy loved to spend time with playing in the sand. He rather builds pyramids than castles but I love to sit next to him and work on tunnels or just decorate his buildings. This memory inspired my card.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Summer Friends. I used Spectrum Noir Triblend markers: Fair Skin Blend, Earth Brown Shades, Earth Brown Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Citrus Blend, Gold Brown Blend, Gold Brown Shades. I used some lighter markers from the Spectrum Noir Classique range: CT05 and IB05. I love that with these shades I can get lighter colours. I cut the images with the coordinating dies.

I love to make tags and place them on cards, and the Birthday Circles die set has such a lovely tag which I just simply had to use. I cut it from white cardstock and backed it with a light blue rectangle sandwiching the sand castle in between the layers. I popped up the boy with 3D foam squares and added black and white twine.

For the sentiment I chose the Aloha Shaker die, cut it from gold metallic cardstock and trimmed the words out. It is a way to get more out of your dies. Lovely, isn’t it?

I adhered it at an angle to make it more playful and embellished the tag with some jewels from Citrus Mix.

For the background I cut patterned paper from Craft Consortium Watercolours paper pad, backed it with dark grey cardstock and adhered it to an A2 sized top folding kraft card base. As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the sunglasses and parts of the T-shirt.

I wish you enjoyed this little cutie and will return next week for more. I also share extra tips on Instagram, which you might want to check out as well.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Summer is better with you – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my second card as Guest Designer for Pretty Pink Posh. This one shouts summer too and I made it for my lovely husband who just returned from work (he works abroad) to enjoy a few weeks off with us. I wanted to make our reunion unique, and knowing that he loves cheerful and dimensional cards, I chose the PPP Beach Scene die as the background of my little scene.

I die cut it several times from white and colourful cardstocks and also cut a tiny bigger circle from aqua cardstock to hold my scene. I used a light blue layer as my base, it helped me to place all the colourful elements and also ensured the instant dimension. Some parts of the design I doubled up (sand, sea and treetrunk) and some others I even tripled (sun, palm and surfboard). After I had all elements in place, I leveled the frame too, so it has equal height as the sun. I used a clear shimmer pen and white gel pen to add highlights and also used a couple of brown markers to add dots to the sand.

It all looked so cool on its own, but I could not resist adding a sweet critter to it. I chose the small koala from the PPP Koala Friends stamp set, coloured it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB4, MB4, MB2, MB1, MB05, FS4, FS7. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out and popped him up with 3D foam squares. I used a black gel pen on his eyes and nose to make them shiny and also added glossy accents to the surfboard. I love how it looks!

For the background of my focal scene I chose a delightful paper from the Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine Remix paper pad, matted it with the same aqua cardstock and adhered it all to an A2 sized white top folding card base.

I die cut the PPP Happy Summer script from aqua cardstock 3 times, adhered them on top of each other and used my Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen to make it sparkly. Then I dipped it in clear embossing ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I repeated the dipping and powdering parts 3 times to achieve a really smooth and very shiny, thick sentiment. I adhered it in place with liquid glue and stamped the rest of the sentiment under it from the PPP Thoughtful greetings stamp set. I finished off the card with some Lawn Fawn twine.

I wish you enjoyed this cheerful project and will check back later. Next week will be very busy here, with lots of inspiration!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is always bittersweet when we reach the last day of release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! The June release is full of adorable and very summery sets, I hope you enjoyed what you have seen so far. Newton lovers, this is your day: our favourite kitty is going to fly a kite! The Newton’s kite stamp set comes with coordinating dies too, as always.

All products will be available on 17/06/2022!

For my card I stamped and coloured the image using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are: EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, RB05, GB4, CT4, CT2, JG6, JG4, JG2, FS7. I cut it out with the coordinating die.

I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from Bristol Smooth cardstock using the Frames and Flags die set. I masked off the edges with Purple tape and did a light ink blending for the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I also added grass with the Hills and Grass stencil and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink.

I needed a sun and clouds for my scene so I grabbed the Sky scene builder die set and die cut the elements from coloured cardstock and thick vellum. For the background I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Summertime paper pad and cut it with a Frameworks die.

After assembling the card I popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiment under the clouds.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen for the sun and kite and added some highlights with a white gel pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Kite” 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)! Thewinner 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 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday June 17th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the new release reveals and you will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the summer release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! No worries, we have more cuteness for you! Today we are showcasing the super fun Dog Park stamp/die set.

All products will be available on 17/06/2022!

For my card I stamped and coloured the dog and accessories from the set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG10, BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, FS7, GB4, CT4, CT1, BT7, BT5, BT2. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I die cut a scalloped rectangle using the Frameworks die set, masked off the edges with Purple tape and used the Sunscape stencil with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink to create the background. I stamped the sentiment on the sun using black ink.

Then I die cut a little piece of grey cardstock with the Land border die, added some shading with Black Sooth Distress Oxide ink and some diluted ink splatters for a textured look. When it was dry, I stamped another sentiment on the right side of the pavement.

I assembled the scene, gave it a yellow mat and mounted it on a cheerful patterned paper from the new Summertime paper pad. I used 3D foam squares to attach the dog and the frisbee.

As a finishing touch I used little golden stars to make the sunrays shine and glossy accents on the dog’s accessories. I also emphasized the eyes and nose with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Dog Park” 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 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday June 17th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoy the new release reveals and you will pop in again tomorrow for the last day of the fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Harry Potter pop-up – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

My brother turned 40yrs old a few days ago and as he is a board game fan, we got him the Hogwarts Battle – The Monster Box of Monsters. I also made a matching card and I am so proud of the packaging of the game itself, that I wanna share it with you too.

I started with going through my Lawn Fawn stash and looked for images which can fit the Hogwarts theme. I chose: Critters ever after, Bicycle built for you, Costume Party, Science of love. I stamped the images and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, GB4, CT4, CT2, BO4, BO3, BO1, BO05, AG4, AG2, AG1, AG05, EB8, EB7, EB6, EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, FS8, FS7, FS6, FS4, DR3, DR05. I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I altered the book a little to look like the Monster Box of Monsters. I used a black Memento marker to add details, drew teeth with a white gel pen and added tiny googly eyes. It turned out super cute!

Then I created a Platform pop-up using a pretty Galaxy paper from The Rabbit Hole Design.

I added the images and also die cut 40 (Oliver’s Stitched 123s) from silver sparkle cardstock and adhered it on little acetate strips so it floats in the air. So cool!

I also dressed up the board game to look like the Monster Box of Monsters: I wrapped it in a furry brown scarf and used an old belt to old it together. I cut teeth from typing paper and inserted it under the scarf. For the eyes I die cut two circles from white cardstock and placed 2 large back buttons on them. Funny, isn’t it?

I wish you like it as much as my brother did! Thanks for visiting and hope you pop in again soon! Next week is going to be post-heavy 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Lawn Fawn Teacher cards – mini slimline

Hello Everyone,

As I mentioned before I still needed some cards for my kids’ teachers and this year I was totally into flowers. I wanted a slightly different format so I went with a mini slimline design and made 3 cards at once.

First I die cut a bunch of flowers with the Lawn Fawn Spring Flowers Backdrop using Textured Canvas cardstocks from the Spring release. I love the beautiful colours!

Then I took the Small and Large Mini Slimline Stackable dies and cut Pink Tutu patterned paper for the background, a smaller white one as the focal panel and an in-between layer from coloured cardstock.

I arranged the flowers in rainbow order but used different colours for each card. I stamped a sentiment under them in black from the Happy Harvest stamp set.

As a finishing touch I embellished each flower with a matching pearl from Pretty Pink Posh and Lucy’s Little Things.

It is such an easy but eye-catching design, I will need to make some more with different sentiments to fit all occasions. I wish it inspired you to mass produce some easy cards and enhance your stash.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Hang in there – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. The schoolyear is almost ending, I feel on my kids that they are super tired. They need all kinds of encouragement for the last stretch. I created this funny card to make them smile. I used stamps and dies from the latest release, let me guide you through the process.

I started with stamping the giraffes from the Two by Two safari animals set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB5, GB3, GB2, GB1, EB7, GB10, GB7. I added some darker dots to each giraffe for a little texture. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also coloured a bunch of leaves: AG5, AG3, AG1. I also cut these out with their coordinating dies and while I was die cutting I cut the Hang in there Jumbo Sentiment from white cardstock and its shadow from dark brown cardstock.

I used liquid glue for assembling the sentiment as it gave me enough time to tuck the little leaves as embellishments in between the 2 layers. I love how it turned out!

To make the card funny, I adhered the giraffes upside down to the back of the sentiment and popped it all up on an A2 card base covered with pretty patterned paper form the Man Cave paper pad. I used 3D foam squares to give it dimension.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and noses.

I wish you enjoyed my card today and share with us in our Facebook group if I inspired you. Follow me on Instagram if you like my cards, your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Teacher’s appreciation cards with Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

The schoolyear is coming to an end soon and it is time to make the teachers’ appreciation cards. I came up with a design which is relatively easy to mass produce and involves die cuts only. Let me show you.

I started with die cutting the Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop die from white cardstock. I used a pokey tool to help the small pieces fall out on the upper half diagonal, which will be visible. The lower part will be covered by patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham Rainbow paper pad.

On the back side of the quilted backdrop I adhered Lawn Fawn Sparkle Cardstock in matching colour.

I added a thin strip of coloured cardstock on top of the patterned paper to make it look more finished. Then I die cut a bunch of flowers with the Lawn Fawn Spring Flowers set in coordinating colour just a lighter tone. I added a bit of shading to the middle with a small blending brush and distress oxide inks.

I cut a few leaves too with the Lawn Fawn Strawberry Patch die set and assembled the card: adhered the leaves to the thin strip of cardstock and then paced 5 flowers on each card.

I embellished each of them with Moonstone pearls from Lucy’s Little Things.

The sentiment is a die cut Scripty Thank you which I die cut from coloured cardstock. If you have time, layer it up as it looks so great when 3D.

Here are the cards one by one. Let me know in the comments which one is your favourite!

I will upload this project to the following challenges: Lawnfawnatics #125 (Dies only) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Layer it up).

I hope you enjoyed my set of cards today, I really went rainbow again. I will share some extra tips on Instagram so it is worth to check out too.

See you soon,

Zsofi