MFT Stamps – Wishing You Sunnier Days Ahead Shadow Box Card

Happy Saturday crafty friends! I have been wanting to create more shadow box cards lately. I keep searching them on Pinterest and watching videos for inspiration and I finally set a night aside to just create one. It was so fun! I totally fussed with it for hours and kept coming back and changing my mind, but I love how it turned out!

I used the Heffy Doodle Big Shadow Box Card die set for my card base and hills. Then I pulled out the Weather With You and Sprinkling You With Love stamp sets from MFT Stamps to decorate it all. I feel like these sets have similar artwork so even though the critters are different, they play well together.

Once I created the box card itself, I started by filling in the inside and front with all of my critters. Then I knew I wanted to decorate the sides so I had colored extra images so I started filling those in too.

After the inside and sides were finished, I didn’t like something about the inside, so I kept fussing and then it hit me that the bear sprinkling water was not working well. So I carefully removed him and added the sunshine instead. Then, I didn’t want to waste this cute bear so I added him to the back panel where I will write my little message. Isn’t that so cute?!?

I almost forgot, the sentiment on the top front is from Weather With You and it’s cut from a Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip die.

Products used today:
Heffy Doodle Big Shadow Box Card dies
MFT Stamps Weather With You stamps and dies
MFT Stamps Sprinkling You With Love stamps and dies
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip dies
Scrappy Tape – 1/8″ and 1/4″
Bearly Art liquid glue

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Heffy Doodle – Hip Hip Hooray Shaker Tag

Well, hello again! Today I’m back with a super fun and snazzy shaker tag to share with you. I’ve been creating a fun, usually punny, tag for my daughter for each dance team competition she’s performed at. Today is State Championships and the last tag for this season.

For this one, I chose images from Bed Heads and Popping By from Heffy Doodle, along with their Tag Along die set. My sentiment is from the Wavy Banner Sentiments and coordinating dies.

To create my tag, I started by laying the images on the tag frame die to see what I could get to fit. I decided that the three cute critters and a couple of balloon bundles would be just perfect. So, I stamped everything out and colored them with my copic markers. Then, I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out and used liquid glue to adhere them together.

Next, I created my shaker tag using the solid die to cut 2 backing pieces from white cardstock and one more from acetate for my window. Then I cut the frame from silver glitter cardstock once and white cardstock six times. I added the silver frame to the acetate and the other white frames to one of the white solid backing pieces. I filled the shaker well with embellishments from my shop called Wishing on Rainbow Stars and sealed it up.

I added my images to the front of the tag with liquid glue. Then stamped and die cut a sentiment and banner from the Wavy Banner Sentiments set. I also added this with liquid glue.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to all of their eyes and glossy accents to all of their noses. Then I added a little sparkle to the balloons with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, tied a ribbon through the hole and it’s ready for our message on the back and to be delivered to her with a small gift.

Products used today:
Popping By stamps and dies
Bed Heads stamps and dies
Wavy Banner Sentiments stamps and dies
Tag Along dies
Wishing on Rainbow Stars embellishments
Bearly Art liquid glue
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen

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

Jane’s Doodles – Butterfly Shadow Box Card

Hello again everyone! I’m back with a bright, springy shadow box card featuring the Doodle Butterflies digital stamps from Jane’s Doodles. I have been on a huge interactive card kick lately so I knew I wanted to put these sweet butterflies in a shadow box card for sure. I love how they look flying around in there.

First, I printed my butterflies and chose a color palette from my copic markers. I randomly colored them all in and cut them out with the scan-n-cut. Then I attached each butterfly to an acetate pick (about 1/4″ wide) and set them aside while I created my shadow box.

Today’s shadow box is created using the Heffy Doodle Big Shadow Box die set. I cut all the elements from heavy white cardstock. Then I used my Newton’s Nook Clouds stencil and a blending brush to ink some clouds on all sides of my box, inside and out. Then I used the ink left in my brush to add a little texture to the inserts that the butterflies will be adhered to. I used scrappy tape to adhere the box together and zots glue dots to add my butterflies in place with the exception of 2 that I glued to the back of the box with liquid glue.

I cut the sentiment with a stitched banner from Newton’s Nook and adhered it to the front of the box and this card is all finished! Isn’t it just so bright and make you ready for spring? I personally am ready for summer and warm weather but I’ll take some spring sunshine when I can get it for now. Haha.

Products used:
Jane’s Doodles – Doodle Butterflies digital stamps
Heffy Doodle Big Shadow Box dies
Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies
Newton’s Nook Clouds stencil
Blending brush
Zots glue dots
Scrappy tape – 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch

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

Jane’s Doodles – Hugs and Kisses

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and today is starting off your week wonderfully. I’m over on the Jane’s Doodles blog today and wanted to squeeze in one more fun Valentine that I created but the design could be adapted easily for year round inspiration and fun.

I started with the mouse digital stamp from Jane’s Doodles – printed and colored him with my copics and then used the scan-n-cut to cut him out. However, this left a big blank white space between his tail and the balloon that bugged me so I took the craft knife and cut it out.

Then I cut the slimline scalloped panel from the Heffy Doodle Slimline Pull Tab die set and folded it in half to create my card base. Next, I used the Pink & Main Layered Slimline dies to cut a white panel that would fit inside. After cutting it out, I realigned the die and cut the other end to create a custom sized panel to fit my mini card front.

I stenciled the panel with the Jane’s Doodles Hearts stencil to create a scene background – green fading up to yellow. Then I came in with a small heart from the Jane’s Doodles Love You stamp set for some tone-on-tone heart accents in the background. I adhered the stenciled background to my card base and popped up the mouse image.

Next, I used a banner die from the Newton’s Nook A7 Frames & Banners die set and cut out a sentiment that printed with my mouse image and popped it up with foam strips.

Last, I opened up my card and stamped a sentiment inside from Love You along with another heart from the same set.

Oh, and there were a couple of small finishing details today too. I added black glaze pen to the mouse’s eyes, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the highlight in the balloon and a teeny big of glossy accents on the mouse’s nose too.

Remember, valentines don’t have to be pink and red all the time. When your daughter’s favorite color is yellow…sometimes they’re yellow.

Products used today:
Jane’s Doodles Mouse digital stamp
Jane’s Doodles Hearts stencil
Jane’s Doodles Love You stamps
Heffy Doodle Slimline Pull Tab dies
Newton’s Nook A7 Frames & Banners dies
Pink & Main Layered Slimline dies
Foam squares
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen
Glossy accents

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

Thermoweb – Gift Tags with Flocking

Hey crafty friends! I’m over on the Thermoweb blog today sharing a couple of fun gift tags featuring Deco Foil Flock transfer sheets and a new way to use your slimline toner sheets!

The panel I used for my flocking was perfect to die cut 2 of these Reverse Confetti tags out of so I just ran with it and made a set of fun tags for the next time I have gifts to give.

I absolutely LOVE that I was able to create these fun rosettes with the slimline toner card fronts too! Each card front will give you 4 rosettes!!! Such a fun addition to the design.

Be sure to head over to the Thermoweb blog for all the details and a list of products I used to create these awesome tags!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Java Junkie Shaker

Hello there! Today I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for the first Tuesday Tea of 2022!!! Can you even believe it?!? Time just flies by too fast. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year holiday and are ready to jump into fun crafting! I’ve got a shaker card today featuring so many companies and highlighting embellishments from the Twiddler’s Nook shop. We just had our mini Valentine release yesterday and I couldn’t wait to start creating with it!

I recently picked up these adorable unicorns from Heffy Doodle that I’ve been eyeing for an eternity and I’m so happy to color them up in Valentine colors! Aren’t they adorable!?! Then I used the Lawn Fawn stitched mug die sets to create a shaker and filled it with three embellishments from Twiddler’s Nook – sweethearts clay hearts, holographic hearts confetti and rosetta pixie dust micro beads. The whipped cream on my mug is from the Lawn Fawn cupcake die set.

To create the background for my card, I cut a white panel to 4×5.25 inches and inked the top and side edges with Lawn Fawn mermaid ink and a blending brush. Then I cut two layers of clouds used the Lawn Fawn cloudy border dies and inked the tops of those with the same color before adhering all the layers with liquid glue.

Next, I used my images as guides before stamping my sentiment in the top left sky area. Then I started adding everything with either foam squares or liquid glue, or a combo.

For finishing touches today, I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the unicorn horns, sweetheart clay embellishments to the whipped cream and heart on the mug and a scattering of holographic hearts around the sky.

I probably had way too much fun creating this card but I’m just so happy with how it turned out and think it would make anyone smile when they opened it! Don’t you?!?

Products used today:
Heffy Doodle Fluffy Puffy Unicorn stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Mug Frame dies
Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border dies
Lawn Fawn mermaid ink
Trinity Stamps blending buddy brushes
Hero Arts 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit stamp set
Twiddler’s Nook Pixie Dust Micro Beads – rosetta
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts Clay Heart embellishments
Twiddler’s Nook Holographic Hearts embellishments
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen
Foam squares
Liquid glue

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

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!