Heffy Doodle Release 5 Blog Hop- Two for one cardmaking!

Hello Heffy Doodlers! And welcome to another wonderful release by Heffy Doodle Stamps. Our fifth release is full of crafty goodness and it’s just in time for your holiday projects too, so make sure to check it out! You should have arrived here from amazing Franci’s blog and your next stop will be lovely Jessica ‘s blog. But before you move on, please remember to leave me some crafty love on the comments below by 11:59 PM PST on 22nd October 2018. A random winner will be selected to win a £50 gift certificate to the Heffy Doodle store. The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle blog on 24th October 2018.

For today’s project I’m bringing you some two-in-one cardmaking inspiration with what is probably my favourite item of this new release: our Metric Stitched Rectangles Dies (EU Size). I’m certain this is going to be a total hit among card-makers in Europe, as it is the first of its kind. The standard card size in the US is A2 (the equivalent of a letter-size paper folded in half twice). In Europe we tend to use A4-size paper instead of letter-size, and the largest rectangle in this die set is the equivalent of an A4-sized paper folded in half twice, which makes our standard A6 European card size! As if that wasn’t enough, this set has stitching on both sides of the cut line, giving you beautiful stitching detail on your positive and negative pieces.

To create this card I used the second largest rectangle in the set to cut out a window from my teal card base. I then adhered a piece of acetate behind that window for a very special effect. After that, I used the positive pieces cut out with all the smaller rectangles in the set and adhered them one on top of the other on the inside of my card, behind my acetate window. The smallest piece, however, I glued on top of the acetate for that extra umph! The little birdie and the sentiment are from our very popular release four set called “Wingman” which I’m sure you all know by now.

My second card project for this blog hop is a birthday card which was very quick and easy to create, as I did so using the little frame pieces which I had left when cutting out the rectangles for my previous project. The “happy” and “birthday” Heffy Cuts dies are also from our latest release and they are sure to be a versatile addition to your collection, since they can be paired up with our new “winter” and “wishes” Heffy Cuts dies for a bunch of different sentiment combos (happy birthday, birthday wishes, happy winter, winter wishes, winter birhtday wishes, etc.).

So that’s it from me for today. I leave you with one last photo to wrap up this post. Please remember to tag us on social media when you put your new release goodies to good use, as we love to see what you create and often find inspiration in your work too! Until next time… happy hopping! Next stop: Jessica’s blog.

Halloween Card – Bastel-Traum Challenge #70

Hello Crafty Friends! And welcome back to another one of our monthly challenges, where you can play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 November 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject this month is: “Halloween/Fall”.

In today’s card project, I decided to pull out my Big Bear and Bird Waffle Flower Crafts stamp and die set called “Boo” to create a Halloween-themed thank you card. My son’s school is about to break for half-term and I thought it might be a nice gesture to give his teacher a thank-you card for all her awesome work so far.

To create the cob-webs on my background, I stamped using some Versamark ink and covered the stamping with some Liquid Platinum embossing powder by Ranger. I then stamped my images, coloured them using my colour pencils, and positioned them over my card base. My sentiment comes from the My Favorite Things “Essential Sentiments” stamp set, and I slightly raised the little banner using some double-sided foam adhesive.

That’s it for today! If you decide to play along with us, make sure to tag us on social media and link your holiday/travel themed creations over at the Bastel Traum Challenge blog. Until next time… happy Halloween!

Australian Holidays Card – Bastel-Traum Challenge #69

Hello Crafty Friends! And welcome back to another one of our monthly challenges, where you can play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 October 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject this month is: “Journey/Vacation”.

The card I created for today’s post will be for my office mate. She’s Australian and she will be heading back home for the holidays at the end of 2018. So I decided to make her a thank you for all your work and happy holiday card using the cute Australian-themed “G’day Mate” stamp and die set by Ellen Hutson and Avery Elle.

The sub-sentiment “Take it easy” is from the “Hang in there” stamp set by Lawn Fawn and I used the “Stitched Alphabet DIE-namics” by MFT to spell out “ENJOY”.

I created that stitched circle window in the middle of the card using my Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Circle Stackable” dies and I added stitching to the edges of my card panel using a wonky stitches die (there are a few out there, mine is by Avery Elle).

That’s it for today! If you decide to play along with us, make sure to tag us on social media and link your holiday/travel themed creations over at the Bastel Traum Challenge blog. Until next time… happy trails!

 

Heffy Doodle and Simon Says Stamp First “STAMPTEMBER” Exclusive Set!

Hello Heffy Doodlers! It’s release day for the Heffy Doodle and Simon Says Stamp exclusive 2018 Stamptember set, HOORAY! Lesley has designed an absolute beauty for Heffy Doodle’s first Stamptember set (perfect for fall/autumn and winter projects in particular, but not limited to them!)

As you can see here, the set includes three little critter images (scroll down to the bottom of this post to check it out): a squirrel, a raccoon (Lesley’s favourite animal, by the way!) and a reindeer, along with lots of autumn/fall and wintery accessories for them to hold or to help you create your scenes.

I decided to use the little squirrel for my card today given that squirrels are probably my  favourite critters. (BTW, full credit for this card idea goes to my crafty friend and sister-in-law Harriet. We were brainstorming together last weekend and she was the one who suggested I use a little umbrella to shelter my squirrel from the falling autumn leaves. Thank goodness Heffy Doodle’s “Beary Big Heart” stamp set includes a perfectly-sized one!)

For my sentiment strip I used the largest strip from Heffy Doodle’s “Stitched Strips of Ease” Heffy Cuts dies and I stamped the sentiment “I love you”, followed in the inside of my card by “You won’t be-leaf how much” on one line. Just below that I also stamped the sub-sentiment “(That’s a lot!)”.

I’m sure this set is going to be a total hit and I can’t wait to see what you guys create with it. Remember to tag Heffy Doodle on social media so we can continue to admire your beautiful creations. And before I say goodbye, my heart goes out to Lesley for letting me be a part of this adventure and to Heidi over at SSS for Stamptember and all the crafty joy, anticipation and most of all excitement that surrounds it! Until next time :o)

 

Interactive Jungle-Themed Card Feat. Lots of Heffy Doodle Goodies (Old and New!)

Hello Crafty Friends! Today I’m bringing you a video tutorial which I published a little while back on the Heffy Doodle Stamps Blog and YouTube Channel.

In this quick video tutorial I will show you how to recreate this ad-roar-able jungle-themed interactive card using some of my favourite Heffy Doodle products, old and new.

If you are anything like me, I know that you are here for the video, so I’ll keep my story short and sweet. I simply ask that you let me know what occasion you would use this card for if you were to recreate it. This one went to one of my good friends who just landed an awesome job.

Until next time, happy Heffy Doodling guys!