Heffy Doodle – Hey Gull Friend!

Thanks so much for stopping in today! I’m sharing a super bright and fun slimline card featuring some of the goodies from my most recent Heffy Doodle order! Right after I orderd these fun seagulls I kept seeing inspiration all over and it was killing me to wait for them to arrive. Needless to say, I had these cuties inked up and colored within minutes of finding the package in my mailbox!

I had a general layout in my head so I did stamp and color the images straight away. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and set them aside. Then I took a white panel and used different dies from the Slimline Scenery die set to cut sections. The one thing I love about these dies is how they give the stitched detail on both sides of the cut line so you could use either! It’s great!

After I cut the sections apart, I pulled out distress oxide inks and inked up each panel, except the clouds. From top to bottom I used squeezed lemonade and mustard seed, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, antique linen and gathered twigs. Then I spritzed it all with water and let it dry.

Next, I cut a slimline card base measuring 3.5×8.5 inches and adhered the layers one at a time working from top to bottom to make sure everything fit together properly. Then I used liquid glue to adhered my images and popped the card in my MISTI to add the fun sentiment at the bottom.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the bird beaks and feet and black glaze pen to their eyes. Then I pulled a couple of seashells from the Twiddler’s Nook Glass Beach embellishment mix and glued them on either side of the sentiment at the bottom.

I just love how fun and bright this card turned out! Originally I was going to use all blue for the background but I’m just loving that yellow panel for the bright sunshine coming from behind the clouds.

Each month the Heffy Doodlers Facebook group has challenge you can enter. This month’s theme is adventure so I’m going to link this fun card up there!

Products used on today’s card:
Heffy Doodle You Go, Gull stamps and dies
Heffy Doodle Slimline Scenery dies
Twiddler’s Nook Glass Beach embellishments
Glossy accents
Distress Oxide inks
Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive
Copic markers

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Heffy Doodle – Popping By To Say…

Hey friends! I’m super excited to be over on the Heffy Doodle blog again today for my second card guest designing for them! I had so much fun creating today’s project; I hope you enjoy it too!

I love making interactive cards and today’s is so cute and was easy to pull together. Here’s how I did it.

I started by stamping images from Popping By and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I used liquid glue to adhered the mouse, cake, candle and balloons together and set them aside to work on the rest of the card.

Pulling from the color palette in the balloons, I inked up the Lots of Happy stencil on a white panel. Then I used the second largest Stitched Rounded Imperial Rectangle dies to cut it out. Next, I used the largest to cut a teal panel which will be my card front.

I took out the Slimline Pull Tab dies and cut the mechanism pieces from white cardstock. I lined up the notch die and cut it from the top of my stenciled panel, careful to keep the tab because I wanted to use it. I built my mechanism without using the stabilizer piece because there wasn’t enough room. This isn’t really an issue because the pull tab doesn’t go up very far so I’m not worried about it wobbling too much. I added foam tape to the back of the stenciled panel, placing strips right next to the pull tab which almost acts as a stabilizer to help guide it anyway, removed the backing paper and popped it on the teal panel.

Then I added foam squares to the back of my mouse, cake and balloons, careful to avoid where the fox will be moving and added it on the card front. Last, I stamped the sentiment on a white scrap of cardstock and carefully used the smallest Stitched Rounded Imperial Rectangle die to cut half of it, I slid it over and taped it back down and die cut the other half to create a longer sentiment strip. Then with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares on the end I added it across the bottom of the cake.

For finishing touches, I die cut the pull tab from teal cardstock and just glued the arrow to the notch and saved the other piece for another project. Then I added white gel pen accents to the balloons and star dust stickles to the candle and cake frosting. I pulled the tab up and added glossy accents to both critter noses and set my card front aside to dry completely before I pushed the tab back in.

To create my card base, I took a 4.25×11 inch piece of cardstock and folded it in half. Then I placed the largest Stitched Rounded Imperial Rectangle die just over the fold line and die cut it to create a shaped card base. I used liquid glue to adhere my card front to the base.

Instead of leaving the inside blank for a message, I decided to stamp two sentiments from Popping By on the inside for fun. I used the same inks that are blended on the Lots of Happy stenciling so it all ties in together.

Products used on today’s project:
Popping By stamps and dies
Stitched Rounded Imperial Rectangle dies
Slimline Pull Tab dies
Lots of Happy stencil

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and found some inspiration to create something wonderful and share it with someone!

I have had so much fun guest designing for Heffy Doodle and want to thank them so much for having me!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Heffy Doodle – Color to my World Light Up Card

Hello there everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! Today I have an adorable light up card to share with you featuring a bunch of great new products from the most recent Heffy Doodle release. Today’s card was inspired by their monthly challenge over in the Heffy Doodlers Facebook group – Bright Ideas.

I had this idea to create a rainbow of pandas as soon as I saw this set and as my thoughts progressed, I decided it would also be really cool if their paint brushes and markers lit up like they were magic! So I combined the ideas and we have today’s card!

To start today’s card, I stamped and colored the images I wanted to use. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out and then laid them out how I wanted to arrange them. This was I could “assign” the accessories to each panda and glue them in place. Next I moved on to the background panel so I could get started on the light up portion. For that, I die cut the slimline scalloped panel from Heffy Doodle pull tab die set and inked it up with the messy desk stencil. I put my pandas in place and then used a long strip of post-it tape to tape them all together. I carefully marked with a pencil behind each brush or marker I wanted to light up so I could punch out a circle for the light to shine through.

Above you can see the pandas all taped together so nothing moves between punching holes and gluing things in place. On the stenciled panel you can see the larger hole on the left was a random circle die I found in a set I had on hand. (Guaranteed you have something that will work.) The other two holes are really small from a Fiskars hole punch I had in my stash that is the perfect size for the lights to shine. You can also see that I stamped my sentiments already in preparation for adding the lighting mechanism to the back of this panel. Let’s look at that next.

I am using the Pear Blossom Press EZ Lights today. The name says it all. It’s so simple! No copper tape, no guess work. Pretty much plug-n-play. 😉 I added scrappy tape to the back of the battery pack and popped it in place (where I stamped the “press me” sentiment on the front). Then taped each light in place with some more scrappy tape. (Here I just don’t remove the release paper on the back and it holds them perfectly in place! Once this was done, I added double-layer foam tape to the back of the panel excluding the battery pack and popped it on a black slimline card base.

Adding liquid glue to the line of pandas I had on my post-it tape, I put them in place next. Then I moved on to some simple finishing touches of just adding glossy accents to the panda noses, paint and marker tips.

Here’s a look at the card lit up!

I had so much fun creating this scene! I hope you like it and found some inspiration to create something fun and share it with someone! My daughter has chosen to steal this card from me so it won’t be going in the mail. But she’s super excited about it so it’s all worth it.

Products used on today’s card:
Heffy Doodle Pandtastic Painters stamps and dies
Heffy Doodle Slimline Pull Tab dies
Heffy Doodle Messy Desk stencil
Lawn Fawn Push Here stamps
Pear Blossom Press EZ Lights
Lawn Fawn dye inks
Trinity Stamps blending brushes
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono adhesive
Glossy accents
Copic markers
Scrappy tape

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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Heffy Doodle – Hello Craft Friend Slider Card

Hello my wonderful friends! I am over the moon to announce that I’m guest designing for Heffy Doodle this month and today is my first post! I couldn’t resist their new release and had to order almost all of it…and I’m already wishing I had the rest. So, I’m sure I’ll be back for more soon. Head over and check it out if you haven’t already.

I just knew that I wanted my first card to feature these amazing pandas from the Pandtastic Painters set, the Messy Desk stencil and the new Slider Pop Up die set. So the first thing I did was pull those items out and start deciding on my design so I could stamp and color images. I colored everything with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut the images out.

After I had the images cut out, I inked up a panel with the Messy Desk stencil and cut it out with the Slider Pop Up die. Laying my images on the panel gave me the great idea to cut out the Heart Pencil from white cardstock and color those in with my copics too, as part of the background.

Now that I have the front of the card figured out, I went back and cut the piece of the Slider Pop Up that pulls out and makes the card move. I inked the top of it up to match the rest of my card front so it was seamless. Then I took a white card base and inked up the Messy Desk stencil where the slider would show when the tab is pulled. I also stamped a sentiment here for added fun!

Now that I have all of my pieces, it’s time to assemble my card. I added double sided tape to the bottom of the slider mechanism and attached the card that you use to pull out. Next, I added more double sided tape to the back of the front panel on the sides and bottom, staying away from the sliding card, and adhered it to my card base.

Then for the front of the card, I adhered the Pandtastic images to the Heart Pencil with liquid glue. I carefully added foam squares to the bottom portion of the images that will be sticking to the moving mechanism. Remember to keep adhesive only below the crease line. I popped the images in place softly and tested it out just to make sure. When everything moved correctly I pressed down firmly.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the panda’s nose, paint coming out of the tube and heart on the canvas. Then, I decided to stamp and cut out a sentiment banner from the Wavy Banner Sentiments and add it to the top left. The very last thing I did for this card was pull the slider mechanism out, punch a hole in it and add some baker’s twine to make it easier to use. Another tip here is to add your slider mechanism with foam so there is a larger gap to grab the tab.

I had so much fun creating this card. I really hope you liked it and find some inspiration to create something wonderful! I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main | Heffy Doodle Collaboration

I am SO EXCITED to be joining in on the fun of the Pink & Main | Heffy Doodle collaboration hop! It was a total blast to mix and match products from these two amazing companies and create a super fun, surprise card! I hope you enjoy it.

To create my card, I pulled out the Pink & Main Berry Sweet stamp set and the Heffy Doodle Big Bug Hugs stamp set and started stamping images, lots of images. I colored everything with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies for each stamp set to cut the images out. Then I moved on to my background panel. For that, I blended chipped sapphire, broken china and tumbled glass distress oxide inks for the sky and tea dye and vintage photo for the dirt. Then I spritzed the panel with water. I wanted extra texture so I flicked watered down chipped sapphire on the top portion and ground espresso on the bottom portion. I didn’t cover it at all, just aimed my flicking one way or another.

Next, I used the Close the Gate die by cutting the gate and fence twice from kraft cardstock. Then I cut the hinges and handle from dark gray. I used blending brushes to ink up the edges of the wood with tea dye distress ink and the metal pieces with a teeny bit of black soot distress ink. I trimmed the gate off of one of the wood pieces so I just had fence for the other side of my card.

I started playing with final placement of my images so I knew what I was gluing directly to the card panel and what I was going to pop up with foam squares and strips. Once that I was decided I used their placement to decide where to stamp and heat emboss the first half of my sentiment, which is from Big Bug Hugs. I did this before actually gluing any images down.

Now for the fun part! I adhered images like some foliage and that sweet bear nomming on his strawberry directly to the inked panel. Then I popped everything else up with a combination of foam strips or squares, except the snail which I glued directly to the gate. Finally, I added the whole panel to a white card base.

Moving on to the finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the bear’s noses, flower centers, and mushroom spots. I used black glaze pen on the bug’s eyes and last I added star dust Stickles to the bee and butterfly wings.

To complete my card and really show how awesome these adorable sets work together, I pulled a sentiment from Berry Sweet, plus images from both stamp sets to stamp on the inside of my card.

Isn’t this just adorable!?! I love it so much and can’t get over how amazing these products play together!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

BLOG HOP DETAILS:
To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Pink and Main will be giving away a Surprise Package worth $25 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM on April 1st to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on April 2nd at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Pink and Main Blog to see if you’re a winner!


Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog
Ashley Young
Amanda Wilcox
Cassie Trask
Ilina Crouse
Leica Palma
Lynnea Hollendonner
Carrie Rhoades
Donna Lewis
Pink and Main Blog

Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some amazing inspiration featuring Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps products, and there are prizes up for grabs, too!

I used a plethora of products from both Trinity Stamps and Heffy Doodle to create these cute projects! They work so well together and are so fun to play with!

To make my slimline card, I cut a 3.5 x 8.5 panel and stamped Trinity Stamps’ Awesome Human image pretty much in the center. Then I inked the panel up with distress inks and colored the image with copic markers. Next I stamped, colored and die cut my images from Heffy Doodle’s Superdudes and Rescue Dog.

I laid everything out to get a general idea where I wanted my stenciling. Once I figured it out, I grabbed my Shine Brighter stencil from Trinity Stamps and added white glitter glitz gel. Once that was dry, I used the Trinity Slimline Scenic Borders die set to create some clouds with iridescent vellum. Last, I popped my images on with a combination of foam tape and liquid glue.

I thought this card could use a little something else so using the Trinity Stamps Frame and Fold dies, I cut a red frame and adhered it before starting on my finishing touches.

I added white gel pen accents throughout the stamped images and Stickles to all of the stars. Then I finished it off with glossy accents to the masks, shoes and chests of the super heroes and don’t forget the puppy’s nose.

I thought it would be so fun to make a tag to go with this great card so it could be given as a gift set. I loved the a-typical shape of Heffy Doodle’s Tag Along set and couldn’t wait to try it!

To make this, I die cut the main tag shape, inked it up like the card and then used my Trinity Stamps Shine Brighter stencil about where I wanted the girl to stand. This time I used VersaMark Ink and glitter embossing powder with the stencil so it was flat and the shaker bits wouldn’t get stuck.

Next, I die cut the tag frame 6 times from the coordinating colors of cardstock – red, yellow and blue – and glued them all together to the tag base. I die cut one additional red frame and another full tag shape from acetate for my window.

I sprinkled in some Trinity Stamps Popcorn Sugarstars and yellow Funfetti Love embellishments and closed the tag up. I stamped and die cut my sentiment from a banner in the Heffy Doodle Tag Along set and popped it on the front with foam tape. Then I popped my images on with foam tape as well and added a couple more yellow hearts from the Funfetti Love mix to fill in the banner.

To finish this cute tag off, I added the hole reinforcer in blue (it comes in the Tag Along die set) and some yellow and blue baker’s twine from my stash. Then I added white gel pen accents to the images and glossy accents just like the images on the card.

GIVEAWAY
Trinity Stamps and Heffy Doodle will be giving away $25 and 25£ vouchers, respectively, to their stores! Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments of the blogs and announced on Tuesday, March 24th on the Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps blogs.

So comment along the whole hop to better your chances of winning! Plus, you’re going to want to see all the inspiration awaiting you anyway. ❤

BLOG LINE UP

Heffy Doodle Blog
Tallie Clewley
Katie Brooks
Olga Mezentseva
Christine Burillo-Kirch
Cassie Trask
Brenda Novel Noelke
Cassie Tezak
Amanda Wilcox ***YOU ARE HERE***
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Jeannie Lieu
Trinity Stamps

Heffy Doodle – Super Dudes!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to tackle a new week! ❤ I’m excited to finally own some Heffy Doodle stamps so that I can play along with their Facebook group challenges. This month you can choose between going green or interactive cards! For my first entry I decided to try a green and teal color palette with the Super Dudes and Rescue Dogs stamp sets.

I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting my Heffy Doodle images and then moved on to setting up my scene. I used cracked pistachio distress ink with my Newton’s Nook Clouds stencil to create a sky and then inked some cardstock with mowed lawn distress ink and die cut it with my Newton’s Nook Land Borders grass die. Then I took both pieces and used one of the Newton’s Nook Frames and Flags dies to cut a rounded rectangle. I glued it all together and added my images. Then I took the largest Newton’s Nook Frameworks die and cut it from white cardstock. I adhered that panel to a teal cardbase with foam tape and then popped my scene panel up with foam tape as well.

This is when I put my card into my MISTI and stamped my sentiment from Super Dudes in green ink. Next I moved on to finishing touches which started with white gel pen accents on the images. Then I added glossy accents to the super dudes and rescue dog. Last I added Stickles to the stars for a little glittery fun too.

I had fun keeping to a limited color palette for this card and will definitely be entering it into the Facebook group challenge. Next, I think it’s time to make these fun super heroes do something interactive!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!