Be my Valentine – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As it is gonna be Valentine’s Day this weekend, I have got you a cheerful love card. I chose to feature some older sets: my favourite croc had to show some love through a bunch of dies and the prettiest heart stencil ever. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped the croc ad heart from the Happy Snappy Crocs using my Copics and cut them out with their coordinating dies. It cuts around the arms so it was easy to tuck that heart right where it belongs!

I cut a Stitched rectangle from Bristol Smooth cardstock and secured the Scribble on my heart stencil with a bit of Pixie Spray. Then I added Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks for a fun pattern with a blending brush. I matted the panel with a dark green rectangle before mounting it on a white A2 sized card base.

I die cut a stitched heart from white glitter cardstock ad a bnch of little hearts from pink cardstock using the Whole lotta hearts die set. I love how the shape of the little hearts match with the stencil! Match made in Heaven!

For the sentiment I chose the Special Day Sentiment Duos set and white heat embossed on a black strip. I added a bit of green layer under it for the colour balance and popped it up together with the croc using 3D foam squares. I scattered the die cut hearts and finished this card with adding glossy accents to the heart my croc is holding. I love the shimmer and shine, it makes any card special.

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

Sweet Treats Blog Hop – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to share the 7th Annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop with Newton’s Nook Designs! Every year before Valentine’s Day our Design Team creates a bunch of projects to show some extra love to the people we care for. If you want to see my projects for the last few years, I will link them here: 2020, 2019. Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

My father-in-law loves tea and I truly miss spending time with him. We live in different countries and due to Covid I haven’t had the chance to see him for almost 2 years now. Crazily long time. I was thinking of him and our tea-time discussions when the idea of a Tea Treat hit me. It is a small package which has everything for an indulging moment of peace and pleasure: a small box of tea, a little jar of honey, some crackers to go with the tea, a card to hold the loving message and all wrapped up in a pretty mug. Let me show you how I made these. For all pieces I used the Echo park Coffee and Friends paper pad and a couple of stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs.

TEA BOX

We have these big matchboxes here in Hungary and I just deassamled the cover of one and used it as a template to create my own: I traced it on white cardstock, creased according to the template and adhered it together. I adorned it with coloured cardstock and patterned paper. I stamped a few sentiments on the matchbox sides from the Heartfelt Love stamp set.

The cute kitty is from Newton’s Mug, coloured with Copics, die cut out and popped up on the top of the box. I stamped an extra sentiment on a stitched banner from Banner Trio and another one in a small stitched heart from Heart Frames.

This little box can holf 4 tea bags, so perfect for a family tea time even! Isn’t it cute?

CRACKER BAG

When I drink tea I prefer to have something salty with it, but you can easily add little biscuits too instead of the crackers. I simply put some little pretzels in a clear bag and created a topper for it: I die cut a stitched circle with Circle Frames from patterned paper and backed it with a slightly bigger dark green circle (I used a circle die from Pink and Main here, but many companies make nesting circle dies which match).

I added the same sentiment on a stitched banner and also the little heart with the Purr-tea line, I just love it!

CARD

Of course there is no treat bag without a handmade card to hold your message. I kept it simple here: the kitty from Newton’s Mug on a woodgrain circle backed with a slightly bigger green one. For the background I used the same patterned paper to match the other elements. I had the same 2 sentiments as before, it really makes it part of a package. So neat!

TAG

As the mug is also part of the gift I created a little tag too which resembles a tea bag itself: I used the Tag Times 2 die set to cut the base from dark green cardstock and added patterned paper in the middle. I die cut the circle tag from peach cardstock and adhered the stitched heart with the sentiment on it. I used a chunky green twine to hold these together.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop? We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners! 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 Monday, February 8th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 9th.

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
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed my little Tea Treat today and will check back soon for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle and Honey Bee Stamps Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Heffy Doodle and Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! I love both companies, they have amazing designs and so easy to combine them! I have 2 cards for you today in different styles: one elegant and one cute. Let me guide you through the cardmaking process.

CARD 1

For my first card I die cut a Heffy Doodle Stitched Rectangle from Copic friendly cardstock and stamped the Honey Bee Stamps Pretty Postage image on it. I used my Copics to colour it, kept the colours simple: reds and aqua. I added some dots when I was done with the colouring to add some texture to the leaves and flowers. I also used a black glaze pen to go over all the little black dots and a white gel pen for even more texture.

Then I die cut the Heffy Doodle Miss you sentiment: the shadow I cut from vellum, the sentiment itself I cut 2 times from dark red cardstock and layered them on top of each other. Even 2 layers make instant dimension!

I also stamped another sentiment from the Heffy Doodle More Classic sentiments set under the envelope, they go so well together.

I gave the panel a teal mat and chose a pretty patterned paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Love Letters paper pad for the background. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the hearts. Isn’t it pretty? If you want to have coordinating envelopes, Honey Bee Stamps has them ready for you! So cool!

CARD 2

For my second card I used a fun mirror stamping and die cutting technique. Jennifer McGuire has a great video on this, you find it here.

I stamped the cute racoon from Honey Bee Stamps Stolen my Heart stamp set with Lawn Fawn Jellyfish ink: it allowed me to do some no-line colouring and it is Copic marker friendly. For the mirror stamping I used MFT Mirror Image stamp but any big solid stamp would do. I managed to die cut both little racoons with the coordinating die, I followed Jennifer’s instructions. As the face expression wasn’t visible, I drew it back with a black thin line marker.

Then I used the Slimline die sets from Heffy Doodle to create the layers: a scalloped red rectangle (Slimline Pull Tab dies), a bit smaller dark grey stitched rectangle and a pretty frame (Stitched Slimline Trio) from cream cardstock (I love the Speckled Eggshell from Lawn Fawn). In the openings of the frame I used patterned paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Love Letters paper pad. I also inserted a light pink mat in between the dark grey rectangle and the frame.

The sentiment is from the Honey Bee Stamps Stolen my heart set: I heat embossed it on vellum with black sparkle embossing powder 2 times for a raised look. I used my Misti stamping tool for this, but even one layer of embossing powder givs a beautiful result! I used the coordinating die to cut it out and adhered it to the middle window using tiny drops of liquid glue behing the letters.

The card base is 3,5*8,5 inches. I popped up the racoons with 3D foam suares, added glossy accents to the nose and hearts and embellished the frame with tiny jewels from the Honey Bee Stamps Love letters gem collection. I love how this turned out, I hope it makes you smile too!

GIVEAWAY

Both brands’ Design Teams have created wonderful inspiration for you. Make sure to comment along the way for your chance to win! Honey Bee Stamps will be giving away $30 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM on Feb 3rd to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Feb 4th  at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Honey Bee Stamps Blog to see if you’re a winner! Here is the full hop list:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Brenda Noelke

Ashley Ebben

Farhana Sarker

Megan Quinn

Jenn Bena

Joy Baldwin

Honey Bee Stamps Blog

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me also on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

we are halfway through the Newton’s Nook Designs January Release reveals but fear not, cuteness is still coming your way! Love Emergency is a wonderful set, not only for love cards. It is definitely perfect for our other halves for Valentine’s Day though. It comes with coordinating dies too.

All products will be available on Friday, 22/01/2021!

I wanted to create a slimline card so I needed all the vehicles: I stamped and coloured them with Copic markers an cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes and used the new square masking stencil to add the background with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I sprinkled it with water and diluted Blueprint Sketch ink. I also added black and white splatters for a fun textured look.

When the inked background was all dry, I popped up the cars with 3D foam suares and stamped a matching sentiment above each little scene.

I adhered the panel to a striped patterned paper before mounting it on a slimline card base, and used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Love Emergency” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this stamp set! 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd. 

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 enjoyed today’s inspirations and reveals. Make sure to return tomorrow for the last day of the sneak peeks!

See you,

Zsofi

Sending love ft. Lawn Fawn

Hello dears,

I was supposed to post this 2 days ago but my kiddos were a bit sick, so I was playing nurse. It was lovely to cuddle up on the couch and read fairy tales. Back to my card… it is quite clean and simple, but I was longing to use those little birds from Lawn Fawn’s Stud Puffin set.

I stamped and coloured them with Copic markers an used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped the sentiment on Guava cardstock and cut it out with a thin banner die.

While I was at die cutting, I cut the Quilted backdrop die from white cardstock and backed it with a rainbow striped patterned paper from the Really Rainbow collection. I used the stitched strip die from Picket Fence to cut some strips as decoration from the same paper.

I also cut a Lacey heart from black cardstock and an Outside in stitched heart from light blue and stacked them together.

I assembled the card and popped up the sentiments and the birds with 3D foam squares. I covered the beaks, legs and the hearts with glossy accents to make them shine and used a black gel pen on the eyes to emphasize them a bit more. So cute!

I will upload this to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #70 Lots of love.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will check back next week for the new release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! Starts on Monday, 17/02!

Hugs,

Zsofi

For you, Valentine!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series over at Heffy Doodle. I love to mix stamp sets when creatin a scene, and as soon as I saw the new Purrfect Day stamp set I knew I would mix them with the dogs and mice from previous releases!

First I stamped the critters from Purrfect Day, Yappy Happy Mail and Hello Squeakheart. Then I used my Copics to colour them, I kept the colours quite neutral for the animals and added shades of pink to the accessories. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

For my scene I needed a simple pink background, I chose a watercolour wash patterned paper for this. I cut a thin strip of dark grey cardstock to serve as floor and asssembled the scene. I kept playing for a while until I foun the right place for all those cuties, but I love how it turned out.

So funny how they are trying to surprise each other with something. My favourite is the flying dog!

The sentiment I die cut from pink glitter cardstock using the Valentine Heffy cut. Around it I stamped the rest of the sentiment using the More classic sentiments set and grey ink. I love how you can create your own sentiments just by mixing die cuts with stamps. So versatile!

I finished the scene with a skinny kraft frame which I cut with the biggest of the Skinny Imperial Rectangle Frames die set. It makes it complete.

I emphasized some details with glossy accents and used a black glaze pen on the noses and eyes to make them shiny. A little white gel pen dots on the cheeks and my card is finished!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sweet Treats Blog Hop with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to share with you my projects for the 6th annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop organised by the awesome Newton’s Nook Designs. As Valentine’s Day is so close, I brought you a couple of ideas how to wrap chocolate in a cute way. Let’s dive in! But make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

For all my project I used the Tides of love stamp set and coordinating dies and the Bokeh hearts stencil from the latest release.

Chocolate bar wrap

My daughter loves to get some small chocolate bars in her lunch box on special days. The idea here is to create your own wrap for a small bar with a cute critter and a fun sentiment.

I used coloured copy paper for these. The dark brown measures 2,75×4,5 inches and I used the Scalloped rectangle die to decorate the edge of it. Then I added a pink strip which I stencilled with the Bokeh hearts stencil and pink Distress Oxide inks. This one measures 2,5*4,5 inches. I wrapped it around and embellished it with critters from Tides of Love.

The sentiments I stamped in small Speech bubbles.

Lollipop banner

I don’t like candies but once in a while I allow my son to have one. Wouldn’t it be cute to give away a couple of these for Valentine’s Day as a class treat?

So easy to make: I created banners from dark brown cardstock with the help of a banner die from Frames and Flags, added a heat embossed sentiment and adhered a cute die cut fish.

Of course I had to embellish those with glossy accents.

Choco bag

Perfect for smaller chocolate kisses. I arranged them in aplastic bag and created a topper using a Scalloped rectangle die.

I used the same stencil to add colour to the pink part, adhered the Copic coloured whale and simply stamped the setiment in brown.

Chocolate fingers holder

This one was the most complicated out of today’s projects. I used the rounded stitched rectangle from Frames and flags as the base, and heat embossed the sentiment on the top of it.

Then I added a wrap to it which holds the choco bars in place using a stitched scallop rectangle die and the layering hearts stencil again. That cute octopus is the perfect match for it, don’t you think?

Giveaway

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop? We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners! 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 Monday, February 10th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 11th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I wish you enjoyed my ideas for this special event. If you are curious what I created last year, click here. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon!

Hugs,

Zsofi

A scent-sational trio of cards – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a cute card set I created for the Pink and Main blog for the approaching Valentine’s Day. As I am still waiting for my Design Team package to arrive (I hate the Hungarian Post) I used a really sweet older stamp set – which is on sale by the way!

I stamped and coloured the images from the Scentsational stamp set using Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut everything out. I love these cute skunks so much and the design I had in mind did not allow me to use them all in one card therefore I made 3 cards!

While I was at die cutting I cut 3 times the Eyelet Cover die from heavy weight white cardstock and adhered them to white top folding card bases.

I also cut a stitched circle from grey cardstock and from green,and ran the latter through again the Big Shot machine with a grassy border die. I assembled the scenes and stamped a sentiment on each with black ink.

I matted the circles with dark red scalloped circles and cut half inch strips from coloured cardstocks. I layered them under each other in the middle of each cardbase and popped up the focal panels with 3D foam squares.

I added a bit of shimmer to the flower and ribbons and covered the ladybugs with glossy accents. I added these shiny dots to the mushrooms too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle Release Blog Hop! Heffy Doodle released a ton of new, exciting products in January and today we are celebrating with a blog hop to bring you even more inspiration – and prizes, too!

CARD 1

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Quill you be mine stamp set using Copic markers. I adore these critters, they are super cute! I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

As I wanted the hedgehog holding a heart to face the other direction, I mirror stamped it and cut it out with the coordinating dies from the back. (I was following this video by Jennifer McGuire)

I cut a bunch of hearts from Cherry on top cardstock using the Whole lotta hearts dies. I did not separate my dies so with one pass through my Big Shot I could get a bunch of hearts in different sizes. On a strip of white cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Special Day sentiment duos with Altenew Heart beat ink and then once more with Versamark ink so I could heat emboss it with clear embossing powder.

I scattered 3 bigger hearts and popped up the die cut hedgies with 3D foam squares. Then I used the smaller hearts to fill the white space. I matted the focal panel with dark brown cardstock and added two Grassy lass borders cut from kraft cardstock. It matches the hedgehogs, don’t you think?

I could not resist adding some finishing touches: I used a clear shimmer pen on the hearts the critters are holding and covered them with glossy accents. I also used a black glaze pen on their noses to make them shiny and added a few strokes with my white gel pen to the quills.

Before popping it up with dimensional adhesive I covered a white note card with a red patterned paper (Taylored Expressions Formula for love).

CARD 2

I had another hedgehog coloured and I felt it was so abandoned, so I had to put it on a card. I die cut 2 nesting Stitched hearts: one from white and one from red cardstock. I layered them on top of each other and adhered the die cut critter in the middle.

I cut a square from red and white checked paper (MFT) and matted it with a slightly bigger red one. I used my paper trimmer for this. I mounted it all to a kraft square note card measuring 4.25*4.25 inches.

The sentiment is made wit the I love you die: I cut the letters from white cardstock and the shadows from dark brown. I love that the letter “I” has a small heart on top! I added an extra sentiment from the Quill you be mine set, stamped on kraft cardstock with brown ink.

I added a few enamel hearts and covered the one in the paws of the hedgehog with glossy accents, just as the nose of it to make it shining. So cute, isn’t it?

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the new release Heffy Doodle will be giving away a fun prize pack including an exclusive Heffy Doodle T-Shirt, a Heffy Doodle pencil and a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle Store! Make sure to comment on each stop in the hop to be entered for your chance to win. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on the Heffy Doodle blog on January 30th.

BLOG HOP

You should have come from the wonderful Jessica’s blog and the next stop is the super talented Ali. Please make sure to visit all these talented ladies’ blogs, they went the extra mile to create fantastic inspiration for you! Here is the full list, in case you get lost:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Olga Moss

Jessica Frost Ballas

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Ali Farmer

Cassie Tezak

Channin Pelletier

Cassie Trask

Hope you enjoyed my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. If you like my style, please make sure to subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Piece of my heart – Pink and Main

Hello Crafty friends,

I am back today with a super sweet love card made with goodies from Pink and Main – not only for Valentine’s Day, but perfect as a simple “just because” too. I really believe that we have to grab every opportunity to tell our loved ones how much they mean to us.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the To pieces stamp set using Copic markers. I went with warm grey and really vivid pink, I love these two together. I made extra pieces of the puzzle and hearts to fill the scene. When I was done, I cut everything with the coordinating dies.

I stamped the sentiment on pink cardstock and cut it out with the Puzzle heart die. I wonder how come I have never used this die before, it is simply gorgeous!

For the background I chose a cheerful patterned paper from the Beach babe paper pad. I adhered it to a white card base and added a little smaller piece of vellum to mute the colours. I attached it with two thin strips of aqua cardstock and adhered the puzzle heart. I could hide the adhesive this way under the covered areas so it is invisible.

After popping up the bears with 3D foam tape and assembling the scene I added clear shimmer to the hearts and glossy accents to the puzzle pieces the bears hold. Aren’t they cute?

And by the way, the To pieces stamp and die bundle is at a great price now in the shop!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi