Flower bouquet with Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

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

This time I created a bouquet of flowers with an old-but-new-to-me stamp set called Blooming marvellous and some colourful inks. So much fun and so many possibilities! I used enamel dots and the Summer Holiday paper pad from the latest release. Let me guide you through the process!

First I stamped a bunch of flowers with Catherine Pooler inks to Neenah Solar white cardstock. I love these inks as they come in beautiful colours and the result is gorgeous every time. The ink smooths out on the cardstock like it was printed. I used the coordinating dies to cut every piece out. For small die cuts I love my Heffy Doodle mini die cut machine, so much easier and faster than with my regular sized one.

Then I created the wrapping from a 3.5 inches square piece of kraft cardstock by folding in the edges at half on 2 sides. I used the scoring blade of my Mini Heffy Doodle Trimmer to add the score line.

I added a bit of shading with some brown ink and a blending brush on the folded edges, this little trick gives a lot of depth to any plain shape. Then I glued it together and arranged my die cut flowers in it, until I got a nice bouquet. Some I adhered to the back of the kraft cardstock, some to the inside of the front to get a really dimensional bouquet. I embellished each with a matching enamel dot and added a tiny little twine to the bottom of it. I love how it turned out!

The rest of the card I kept simple: I used a polka dot patterned paper from the Summer Holiday paper pad with a Whimsically Wonky Imperial Rectangle for the background and stamped a sentiment on the bottom left corner from the Farmyard fun stamp set.

I adhered the bouquet at an angle and finished the card with a white die cut Hello, which I layered up on top of a black one slightly offset, so it looks like it has a shadow. Isn’t it perfect for any occasions?

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

See you,

Zsofi

Sparkly rainbow – Heffy Doodle

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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

Koalified to party – Heffy Doodle

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Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. This time I mixed and matched older and newer stamps, dies and stencils to create a very summery birthday card. With the yellow, grey, gold colour combination it is not just very festive, but can be gifted to guys too, yay!

I started with stenciling the background directly on a white top folding card base. I used the Circle Masquerade stencil with Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink and then placed the Simply Radiant stencil over it and added SSS Citrine Glitz Glitter gel. It looks lovely, the reveal time when we remove the stencils is always so exciting!

Then I die cut the Leafy Laurel die from grey cardstock and from black cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset for a shadow look. I embellished it with tiny yellow die cut flowers and added Studio Katia Gold Sparkle Crystals in the middle of each.

I stamped and coloured the cute koala and accessories from the Koality Hugs stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, GB5, CT3, CT1, FS7, FS6. I used the coordinating die to cut them out. I love how the coordinating dies cut around the paws so I could tuck the present under them easily.

For the sentiment I die cut the word Happy from the Stitched Birthday Trio Frame die set from gold glitter and black cardstock, adhered them on top of each other like I did with the laurel. The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut it out with the Wavy Banner die – it coordinates perfectly!

After adhering everything in place and popping up the koala with thick 3D foam tape, I used a clear shimmer pen on the party hat and present and some glossy accents on the nose and ribbon as finishing touches.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Bunny Love – Heffy Doodle

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Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. The school year is officially finished, my kids did excellent and I am so proud of them! I created a funny little card to remind them how much I love them. They are my little bunnies. I mixed and matched stamps and dies to create this clean and simple card, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Veggie patch and Honey Bunny Boo stamp sets using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BO4, BO3, BO1, GY2, JG7, JG5, LG4, LG2, BG7, BG4, BG2, BG05. I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut an Imperial Stitched rectangle from white cardstock, matted it with a slightly bigger piece of Pumpkin Patch cardstock. For the background I used the Woodgrain Background Texture die on Wintergreen cardstock, I love the stitching details!

Then I stamped the word “bunny” from the Honey Bunny Boo set with a matching orange ink and another one from the Veggie Patch stamp set with a matching green ink in two rows. It looks so cool in colour, like a block sentiment.

I popped up the images with 3D foam squares, placed the mini bunny in front of the huge smiling carrot and used a white gel pen to add highlights. I also used my black glaze pen on the eyes to make them shiny.

I wish you liked this clean ad simple card design and it made you smile. Share with us your creations in our Facebook group and check my Instagram for some extra tips on colouring. Thank you so much for your support!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Die cut garden – Heffy Doodle

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Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, this time a die cut garden card which can be altered to suit any occasions. I used some dies and stencils from the latest release to create this cutie, let me guide you through the process.

First I used the Wonderful Windows Masquerade stencil on white cardstock and blended in Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I added some water droplets and diluted ink splatters to get a little texture.

Then I used the new Whimsically Wonky Imperial Rectangles dies to add stitching to the edge of the panel. It is such a nice touch and so easy to do!

For the mini gardens I used the new Rolling Hills Landscape Dies: I die cut grass and tulips with the small dies included in this die set. I used Heffy Doodle cardstock: Winter Green, Kiwi Crush, Butterscotch and Bubblegum. After assembling the card, I covered the tulips with a clear shimmer pen, just a for a touch of sparkle.

As this card was meant for Mother’s Day, I used the sentiment from the Special Day Sentiment Duos stamp set, but if you change the sentiment it can be a perfect retirement or birthday card too. I cannot wait to make this in all different colour combinations for different occasions!

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

I am proud of you – Heffy Doodle

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Kids’ appreciation is absolutely on my flag, I truly believe that we need to encourage them and praise them daily so that they become self-assured and confident in their every day life. I also believe that whatever it written down, is much stronger and longer lasting than if it is only said. Therefore I make encouragement cards to my kids often. Today I brought you this cute hedgehog card with Heffy Doodle goodies: it looks complicated but it is very simple. Let me guide you through the process.

I started with stamping the hedgehogs from the Quill you be mine stamp set, and a few accessories for building a scene from the Big Bug Hugs and Otter side stamp sets. I coloured everything with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB3, EB1, RB2, RB1, MB05, CG4, CG2, CG1, DR3, DR1, DR05, BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05. Then I die cut them with their coordinating dies.

I also stamped a couple of sentiments from the Watcha Sayin’ Now set on little thought bubbles and cut them out with their dies.

For the background I did a simple one colour (Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide) ink blending on light blue cardstock through the Numicon stencil. After removing the stencil I added diluted ink splatters and used pearl and black Finetec watercolours to add some sparkle too.

While the background was drying I quickly die cut 3 Skinny Imperial Rectangle Frames: 2 white and 1 dark red. I adhered the frames to the stenciled background and popped up the coloured images with 3D foam tape. I also used 3D foam under the thought bubbles, I love the dimension!

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the noses, glossy accents on the mushrooms and a white pencil to add highlight to the quills.

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

Lucky stars – Heffy Doodle

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Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, this time a little thank you note. I used a couple of stamps, dies and stencils to create this cutie, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Hootiful stamp set using my Copic markers. Then I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

To set the night scene I die cut a Stitched Oval from Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended in Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks. I added some water droplets for a bit of texture. Then I used the Constellation prize stencil with Gina K Designs White Glitz Glitter Gel to create a starry sky. I set it aside to dry.

I wanted some tone-on-tone background for my scene, so I die cut the Quilted heart background from white cardstock and adhered it to a white A2 sized notecard. Meanwhile the glitter gel got dry so I could white heat emboss a sentiment from the Hootiful set on the bottom of the oval.

I adhered the branches and then popped up the owls with 3D foam squares. I die cut a small stitched heart from white glitter cardstock using the Sun, Moon and stars die set and placed it in-between the wings of one of the owls, like he is giving it to the other one. So cute!

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

Fawned of you – Heffy Doodle

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Welcome to another Valentine edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, a cute forest scene. For me expressing love is a regular thing, I love to create little notes to my loved ones, This little woodland scene can easily be altered to fit any occasion. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Deer to me stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, only brown shades this time: deers and mushrooms: TN9, EB6, EB5, EB3, EB2, EB1, TN2, TN1 trunk: EB7, MB4, MB3, MB1, MB05.

While I was die cutting, I cut all the elements I needed for the background scene: I used the Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree die set to cut the trunk from craft cardstock and the canopy from Wintergreen cardstock. I added stitching details to the trunk with the Woodgrain Texture die. I used the Grassy Lass Border dies to cut grass from Kiwi Crush cardstock. I used Distress Oxide inks to add some shading to them and also some diluted ink splatters for a textured look. It is an easy way to add depth to the die cuts.

On a white card base I added a little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush, just gently and spritzed it with water. I used a paper towel to dab it off after 20 seconds. That is the easiest way to get a pretty sky. I assembled the scene: I cut the treetrunk in half and adhered it to the card base, covered the bottom with the grass and the top with the canopy. Then I stamped a sentiment in between the trees from the Deer to me set.

I popped up the deers, trunk and mushrooms with 3D foam squares and added a die cut I love you sentiment to the canopy: the shadow I cut from kraft cardstock and the words from Cornflower cardstock 3 times and stuck them on top of each other.

I used little pink hearts as embellishments which I cut with the Whole Lotta Hearts set. As a finishing touch I added white gel pen dots to the deers and used a black glaze pen on their hooves and noses. I also added glossy accents to the mushrooms and hearts.

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

Be my Valentine – Heffy Doodle

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Welcome to the Valentine edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, a cute shaker. I don’t make interactive cards often, even though they are easy to make and who doesn’t like to play with a card which makes sound? Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped the elephant from the Elephant of surprise stamp set and the balloons from the Popping by stamp set. I used my Copic markers this time to colour them, then I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the Stitched Hearts Background die from Holy Mackarel cardstock and used the Fancy Nancy Frames die to cut a window. I cut this from red glitter paper again, I needed the small hearts.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Special Day Sentiment Duos stamp set on the bottom of the window panel, turned it around and adhered a piece of acetate to cover the window. I added thick 3D foam tape all around, placed sequins, hearts and gems inside and adhered an A2 white top folding notecard to it. The thicker the foam tape, the better your sequins will move. The one from Heffy Doodle is thicker than anything else I have ever tried, it is the perfect choice for shakers.

The last step was some paper piecing: I added a red glitter heart to each whole on the front. It took me a few minutes but I always liked to play Lego.

With this my card was all finished, but I want to give you an advice: if you make shaker cards, follow the “less is more” rule. I clearly overfilled my shaker, which still looks woderfully pretty, but the filling doesn’t move enough.

I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration and you will try yourself at shaker cards too. If so, show us what you make in the Heffy Doodlers Facebook Group.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Santa slimline – Heffy Doodle

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It is my last card this year for my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, and as it is Christmas in 2 days, it had to be a Santa card. I mixed and matched a few stamps and dies to create this cheerful slimline card, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Santa’s Village stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: AG2, AG1, FS8, FS7, FS4, CT3, CT1, DR5, DR3, DR1, BG9, BG7, BG4, BG2, BG1. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used the Slimline Mini Mail die set with the window die from Slimline Quartet to create a fun frame for my scene from pretty patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs. I needed a blue background for the sky, so I cut the Slimline Mini Mail die from Iceblast cardstock and cut a piece of Cherry on top cardstock to be slightly bigger than that, to serve as a mat.

For the snowbanks I used white glitter cardstock and cut it with the Slimline Scenery die set.

I assembled the scene, popped up the frame and stamped two sentiments from the Watcha Sayin’ stamp set on white cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut them out. It looks so cool!

As a finishing touch I added little white gems as snow and used glossy accents to emphasize some details.

Extra tip: If you have some leftover coloured images, you can make quick tags while you have the supplies out. For this cutie I used the Mini Essentials die set and all leftovers from the cardmaking session. A bit of red twine and it was all done! Isn’t is sweet?

I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration and my series all year long. I still have some Christmas cards to show you, so keep checking back during the holidays!

See you soon,

Zsofi