Happy Bee-day – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. For this cheerful slimline birthday card I chose to combine a few of my favourite Heffy Doodle stamp sets: Big Bug Hugs, Gnome Matter What and Hootiful. I also created my own stencil, let me show you how.

First I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black ink: the bugs from Big Bug Hugs, the branch from Hootiful and the big mushroom from Gnome Matter What. I clear heat embossed them and painted them with Karin Brushmarkers. I love how vivid the colors are. On the wings I used a clear shimmer pen to move the ink, in this way I got the subtle sparkle instantly. When they were dry I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Then I used the Stitched Slimline Trio die set to create my own stencil: from a piece of white cardstock I cut the smallest rectangle and the window die using Heffy Memo Tape to hold them together. Then I die cut another small slim rectangle from Neenah Solar White Cardstock and adhered the homemade stencil temporarily using the Memo Tape. I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink through the windows and before removing the stencil I added diluted blue and black ink and also some white splatters. I like to add texture with this technique.

After removing the stencil I stamped the sentiments in black and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. 

I used the other 2 slimline dies from the Stitched Slimline Trio set to create mats: a light blue and a darker one to create contrast. I adhered them on a slimline cardbase measuring 3,5*8,5 inches and finished it off with a few blue star sequins.

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

Winter Birthday Wishes – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As I need to boost up my birthday stash, I created a slimline winter birthday card mixing up a few stamps and dies and stencil. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Happy Yappy Mail and Wanna Build a Snowman. I used Copic markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I also die cut a white rectangle with a Slimline Stitched Trio die and another one from white glitter cardstock. Then I used the partial die cutting technique to cut a snowbank from this with the Breaking Waves Border dies. It is easy to line it up with the stitches so it works perfectly for slimline cards too.

On the white panel I applied Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks fadin it out toward tthe bottom. I spritzed it with water, added some white acrylic paint splatters and let it dry. Ok I was impatient and helped a bit with my heat tool too. When it was dry enough not to smear it, I added white texture paste through the First Snow stencil. Even though it is 6 inches long only, I could simply move it where the pattern has finished and add more snow drops. With this stencil it is very easy, you do not need to line anything up!

While the paste was drying I die cut a scalloped slimline rectangle from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and also the word Birthday from orange glitter cardstock. The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut it out with its coordinating die. I love the look of a stamped and die cut sentiment!

When it was all dry I assembled the winter scene popping up the dogs with thin 3D foam sqquares. I finished them off with a black glaze pen on the eyes, noses, buttons and the pipe and added a bit of shimmer to the scarves and collars before sealing it 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 share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Perfect Combos – Magical holidays

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Christmas is so close and I am sure most of you are busy with wrapping presents and planning the menu. It may turn out that you need a tag or a little card still, and today’s design is perfect for both: quick and easy and looks cute. Let me show you.

First I stamped and coloured one of the angels from My Little Angel. I went with purples this time but it would look pretty in any colour. I used the coordinating dies to cut her out.

Then I created my card base: I die cut 3 stars with the largest Stitched Stars die: 2 from heavy weight white cardstock and one from a pretty patterned paper (Whimsy Stamps Blurry Flurries). On one of the stars I die cut a window with a Fancy Nancy Frames die. I adhered the patterned paper star under the one with the window and created a fold line half an inch from the top on the other white star. I added glue to that little flap and adhered it to the front panel. In this way I have my own star shaped card base. So easy and eye-catching.

The sentiment is from Holiday Sentiment Duos, heat embossed in silver on a purple cardstock strip. Before adhering the sentiment and popping up the angel with thick 3D foam strip, I went over the edges of the star and the window cutline too with Stardust Stickles. It gives a festive look and takes this simple design to another level. I used the same glue on the glory too. A touch of clear shimmer on the wings finished it off.

TIP: If you want to create a tag, just punch a hole on the top and use sparkling twine. You can also turn this design into a shaker card if you adhere the patterned paper star with foam strips. That would look awesome too.

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

Magical Christmas – Perfect Combos

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Christmas approaching super fast I thought I will bring you another fun idea  for a sweet holiday card. I combined Santa’s village and Wanna build a snowman and Holiday Sentiment Duos stamp/die sets with some Heffy cuts.   Let me show you how I created this card!

As always I stamped and coloured the images first using Copic markers and Heffy Doodle’s Alcohol marker friendly cardstock. I love this cardstock for its smooth surface, it is so easy to get a perfect blend with my alcohol markers. I cut all images out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut a Stitched Oval horizontally from a white card front. This die is so unique as it leaves the stitching details both on the inside and outside of the cut line. I backed it with a patterned paper from Doodlebug designs (Here comes Santa Claus). I stamped a sentiment from the Holiday Sentiment Duos in green and popped up the images with Heffy Doodle Foam tape. It is super thick and gives a lot of dimension instantly.

To balance the design in the upper part of the card I die cut the word Magical from red and from red glitter cardstocks, layered them on top of each other and adhered it to the patterned paper.

There is no Christmas card without shimmer and shine so I used a Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer pen on the presents and Santa’s clothes and added glossy accents to the tree decoration, ribbons, candy cane, belt and boots. It makes everything so 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

Christmas Unicorns – Heffy Doodle

Hello everyone,

I am back today with a super sweet holiday slimline idea as part of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle.

The Fluffy Puffy unicorns are one of my favourite stamp sets and I really wanted to make a Christmas card with them. I found the perfect accessories for them in the Santa’s Village stamp set: Santa’s hat fit them so nicely. I stamped all the images and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinatig dies to cut them out and just trimmed off the not necessary parts with my scissors.

For the background I die cut the scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Pull Tab die set from pink cardstock. I also cut a stitched rectangle using the Stitched Slimline Trio set from Bristol Smooth cardstock. I applied Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. I sprinkled it with water and added some Liquid Pixie Dust and white acrylic paint splatters too. When it was dry I die cut 3 Stitched Stars from the panel. I inlayed 3 yellow stars instead of the blue ones for a fun background.

I needed a snowbank so I cut a long one using a Breaking Waves border die from white glitter cardstock. To make it long enough I used the partial die cutting technique. While I was at die cutting I also cut the Merry and Christmas sentiments from red glitter cardstock.

I assembled the card on a white 3,5*8,5 inches card base. The unicorns I popped up with 3D foam squares. To make them even more festive I used Stickles on the Santa hats and the packages. I also added glossy accents to the horns and ribbons.

I wish you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will come back soon for more inspiration. If you like my cards, follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Beary happy birthday – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series. I always find it difficult to create masculine cards so I brought you an idea using the little bear die from the Heffy Doodle Mini Die Cutting Machine freebies mixed with other stamps and dies. Let’s dive in the details!

I started with the background: on a piece of watercolour paper I put a few tiny drops of Nuvo Shimmer Powder and spritzed it with water generously. I was very impatient to let it dry on its own so I helped it with my heat tool. When it was completely dry I used the new Mini Essentials die set and cut the biggest rectangle.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the bear (freebie with the Mini Die Cutting Machine) from white cardstock and applied Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink with a brush. I also cut some canopy using the Forest Builder die set from watercolour paper and sponged Black Soot Distress Oxide on them. I added water droplets and also sprinkled it with diluted black ink and white acrylic paint. I just love to have some texture. The tree trunks are cut from black cardstock. I used a Slopey Joes border die to cut the ground from a leftover piece of the watercolour paper and added Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink.

I assembled the scene and popped up the bear with the new thick 3D foam tape. It is still quite basic but I needed a birthday card for a friend of mine so I looked for some accessories and found the perfectly matching ones in Happy Snappy Crocs. I quickly coloured the bottle and the glass with Copics, and cut them all out with the coordinating dies.

For the sentiment I used the same stamp set, I really love the playful fonts. I stamped both lines with Catherine Pooler inks. They give such a crisp and bright result!

As a finishing touch I added a few black jewels to the trees and glossy accents to the nose of the bear.

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

Trick or Treat – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone.

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

Halloween is just a few days away and I thought I would share with you a simple design which is perfect for last minute crafting. I used Heffy Doodle stamps, dies and some of the newly released Craft Room Essentials. Let’s get started!

I used the Star Swirl stencil on a light purple cardstock with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. Then I rotated the stencil, masked off the middle star with Heffy Memo tape and applied Iridescent Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb with a spatula. I removed the stencil, washed it right away and set the panel aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured a few images from different Heffy Doodle stamp sets to create my own Frankenstein: the crocodile from Happy Snappy Crocs, the treat bag from Party Palooza, the screw from Bots of Love and finally a piece of grass from Big Bug Hugs. I used my Copic markers to colour them and cut everything out with their coordinating dies. This was the first time for me to try the new mini Heffy Doodle die cutting machine and it was so fun! It cuts perfectly and much easier to handle than my usual big die cutting machine when I am cutting small images.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the sentiment letters using the Stitched Alphabetters die set and black sparkle cardstock.

When the background was dry I cut it down a little and matted it with a black stitched rectangle. I adhered the letters a bit wonky and used the new 3D foam tape to pop up my Frankenstein costumed crocodile. Isn’t he a happy creature?

As a finishing touch I used a little glossy accents on the screw and the treat bag and my card was finished.

This card is also part of the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration. It is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

I hope I made you smile with this cute card and inspired you. 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

Halloween Ghosts creatively

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. This card is also part of the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration which is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

At this time of the year I am fully into Halloween crafting and came up with a fun idea how to create your own ghosts with the Happily Ever Crafer stamp set from Heffy Doodle. I combined it with a couple of other Heffy Cuts and stamps for this cheerful and funny card. Are you ready? 

First I stamped the veil from the Happily Ever Crafter stamp set with Versamark ink on heavy weight vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. To give the ghosts faces I used the Party Palooza stamp set then I cut the ghosts out with their coordinating dies. They look so cute!

To set my scene I needed a spooky night sky so I grabbed my blue alcohol inks and dabbed some lighter and darker shades on Yupo paper with a felt blending tool. It is so fast and easy, just make sure to use them in a well ventillated place! It dries fast but I waited an hour before I die cut it with a Stitched Rectangle die

Meanwhile I die cut some tree trunks with the Forest Builder die set and grass with a Grassy Lass Border die from black cardstock. I sponged a bit of white pigment ink on them to make them more spooky. 

And last I needed a sentiment: on a black banner I white heat embossed a Halloween one from the Holiday Sentiment Duos stamp set. Then I assembled the card: I adhered the trees and the ghosts with tiny drops of liquid glue hiding the adhesive under the embossed lines. In this way it does not show through. The grass I attached directly under the sentiment banner and popped them up with 3D foam squares. I finished the scene with a couple of star sequins from my stash.

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

Mr and Mrs Dracula – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone.

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

Halloween is getting closer and I love making cute scary cards. Today I want to show you how colours can change the feeling of a card and with a little detail how you can change a character. Let’s get started!

I started with stamping the prince and princess along with the castle from the Happily Ever Crafter set. I also stamped an owl, the Moon and a branch from Hootiful and a candle from Party Paloosa. I used my Cool Gray markers for most of the images, but added a little aqua tint to them as a base layer. It gave a slightly different look, a bit more mysterious I would say. For the owl and branch I opted for Warm Greys to keep the grey feel, but make it more natural. The leaves were coloured with aqua and cool greys again. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Then I did a little trick on the dresses and the castle: I poured a bit of Copic Colourless blender over a textured cloth and dabbed the coloured images with it. The colourless blender removed some of the colour leaving behind a textured look. Amazing and so easy to do!

I wanted a very scary and foggy background so on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush. Then I used the Cloudy skies stencil and added layers of clouds with Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink. On the edges I applied a bit of Black Soot and added splatters: diluted  Speckled Egg, Black Soot and a bit of Liquid Pixide Dust from Inkon3.

While the splatters were drying I die cut Heffy Doodle Oreo Crunch cardstock with the Grassy Lass border dies and added a bit of white pigment ink for a foggy look. Perfect for Halloween! I used a Stitched Rectangle die to cut everything down a bit and assembled the scene. 

The sentiments are from the Hootiful stamp set, white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut down to very narrow strips. 

And now the fun part: with a black Copic Multiliner I drew tiny vampire teeth to the prince and princess! I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and added a bit of clear shimmer to the leaves and the Moon. I also covered the tower roofs and the candle with glossy accents, it makes it more dimensional.

I hope I made you smile with this cute card and inspired you to look at your stamp sets differently. Little details like the colours you choose and adding little extras can stretch your supplies even further.

 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

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