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A3-sized mini cards featuring Heffy Doodle

Hello crafty friends! Since Heffy Doodle took over the internet on the 15th of July 2017 with an AMAZING line-up for their first ever blog hop, I feel there isn’t really much need for an introduction at this stage. But in case you haven’t checked out this fun new company’s first release and pre-ordered your favourite items yet, all I will say is you have until the 31st of July to do so at a preferential rate through their Kickstarter campaign page… So what are you waiting for?! :o)

This time I’ve created a bunch of little A3-sized mini cards -half of an A2-sized card (which is 4.25 by 5.5 in)- and have drawn my inspiration inspiration from various projects by a number of other blog hop participants: emboss resist Distress Oxide backgrounds from Justine’s project, “Care Bear” from Laura’s card and the idea for the “mini cards” from Lesley.

As for most of us, time is a precious commodity for me! So what I think I enjoyed most about making these mini cards was the possibility of making 4 of them in the time it would have normally taken me to make 1 or 2.

To create these wee babies, I cut an A4 piece of cardstock in 2 before stamping it with Versamark ink, clear heat embossing it, and ink blending on it with two colours of Distress Oxide inks. After that, all I did was die-cut 4 little scalloped background panels out of that long piece of cardstock using my Waffle Flower Lacy Layers 2 Die set and… voilà! Four little babies came together in the time it would have usually taken to make 2!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and that it inspires you to create your own mini A3-sized paper hugs too. Until next time!

Heffy Doodle Blog Hop!

(Click here for the Bastel Traum Challenge #55 post.)

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Hello crafty friends and welcome to Heffy Doodle‘s first ever blog hop! If you’ve arrived here from the amazing Laura Bassen‘s blog, you’re on the right track. Your next stop will be Jessica Frost-Ballas‘s blog and you’ll find the full list of hop participants further below.

Remember to leave a comment below and at each stop along the way for a chance to win a Heffy Doodle cotton tote and a set of 12 Distress Oxides. Comments will remain open until 12 noon BST on July 20 and the winner will be announced on July 22nd. Open to participants worldwide! – It is no longer possible to leave a comment on this blog post. To view comments left, please open the post by clicking on the post title. Many thanks for playing along with us!

I’m over the moon to be taking part in this exciting event. As you can see from the list below, some of the crafty industry’s biggest names have teamed up to support this wonderful new crafty company being launched through Kickstarter by our dear Lesley Oman from Hungry Heffy Crafts.  The sequence of the blog hop is as follows:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Nichol Spohr

Justine Hovey

Laura Sterckx

Alicia Havranek

Sandy Allnock

Amanda Kortkova

Elizabeth John

Lesley Oman

Laura Bassen

Dennice Watts – THAT’S ME!

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Heather Hoffman

Nicole Picadura

Lydia Evans

Laurel Beard

For today’s post, I’ve created this cute shaker card using Heffy Doodle‘s “Unbearable Without You” stamp and die set. Here’s a closer look at all the images included in that set:

The stamp set includes two single cookie images, which I turned into a yummy pile of cookies with the help of some stamp masking:

Thanks for hopping along with us! If you liked today’s video tutorial and (like me!) can’t wait to receive your first order of Heffy Doodle goodies in the mail, please stop by their Kickstarter page to pre-order your goodies and spread the word among your crafty friends!

For a look at another project I created using Heffy Doodle stamps and dies, please click here or on the image below.

Until next time… happy hopping!

Bastel Traum Challenge #55 – Mixing and matching stamp sets

Hello crafty friends! Today I bring you: not one, not two, but three cards as part of the monthly challenge over at the Bastel Traum challenge blog. This month the Design Team was given a colour scheme to work with and it was just SO gorgeous, I couldn’t limit myself to one project!

For these cards I started off by cutting my front panels from smooth white cardstock using my Waffle Flower Lacy Layers 2 Dies (very similar to Lawn Fawn’s Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables). I then created different ink blended backgrounds using 3 colours of Distress Inks to match the colour scheme provided: Spun SugarMustard Seeds and Tumbled Glass. The colourful back panels are from the Lawn Fawn Plaid Rainbow 6in x 6in paper pack.

Next up, I mixed and matched 3 different stamp and die sets by Lawn Fawn (Big Scripty Words, Home Sweet Home and Little Bundle) and a gorgeous new stamp set from Altenew (Crafty Friends) for one of my sentiments. I stamped them using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, which I knew wouldn’t bleed when I coloured over it with my (alcohol based) Copic markers, before I went ahead and die cut them using my matching dies and beloved Sizzix Big Shot machine. I fussy cut all images for which I didn’t have dies.

I adhered the more intricate images using my glue pen and for the larger ones I went for a few foam squares.  And for a finishing touch, a stroke of Wink of Stella over my images. Here’s the process video:

I hope you enjoy today’s cards and YouTube video. Don’t forget to stop by the Bastel Traum Challenge Blog to play along for a chance to win a 15 CHF certificate to the Bastel-Traum.com online shop (they ship worldwide!) Until next time!

“Let’s stay in touch” cards: Another end-of-school-year project!

Click here for the Heffy Doodle “Unbearable Without You” reveal post!

Between year-end picnics at nursery school and parent-teacher feedback meetings, we’ve got a lot going on at home this week! Yet, I managed to make time to put together a quick project for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #7: Watercolour using my Lawn Fawn “Happy Summer” stamp set.

My boy is “graduating” from nursery school in a few days and, after 4 years together, all of his little classmates will be attending different schools next year. I created a bunch of these little “Let’s stay in touch” cards with our contact details to bring with us to the end-of-year picnic this week. Where did the last four years go!? And what are you doing to wrap up the school year? I’d love to find out in the comments section below!

A crafty explosion! Heffy Doodle Stamps

Hello crafty friends! Today I would like to bring you some exciting information about a brand new stamp and die company called Heffy Doodle, by my crafty friend Lesley Oman (Hungry Heffy Crafts). The company is being launched through Kickstarter and their first release will include 4 stamp sets with 4 coordinating die sets and a very special 5th stamp set for all of us interactive card-makers.

Lesley was kind enough to send me a sample set to play with. It’s called “Unbearable Without You” and these are all the cute little images it includes:

So I paired up these cute images with my box card die set by The Stamps of Life to create an awesome crafty explosion with the help of some acetate strips and a LOT of glue dots! Here is what the outside of my card looks like:

And here’s a close up of the inside:

I had lots of fun playing with this set, as both the stamps and dies are top quality. I’ll be playing with them some more throughout the month of July in order to support their Kickstarter campaign. So please stay tuned on my blog and YouTube channel over the next few days. And most importantly, please remember to stop by their Kickstarter page and website on Monday, July 3rd 2017 to check out their full release and pre-order your sets!

If you’re interested in watching Heffy Doodle’s video reveal for the “Unbearable Without You” set and learn more about their top-quality products, please click on the video link below:

Happy Heffy-Doodling!