Category Archives: Holiday Card Series

Quick and easy New Years cards

This post appeared on the Heffy Doodle blog on 30 December 2018 and features three New Year’s card using Heffy Doodle products, old and new.

No time for Christmas cards this year? How about some New Year dino cheer with these quick and easy New Years cards! Hello Heffy Doodlers! And hands up if, like me, you had no time to send any Christmas cards this year (oops!) Tee hee! Indeed, this year I have decided to embrace the chaos in my life (after having miserably failed to make or send any handmade Christmas cards) and I’m skipping straight on to the New Year with some Happy New Year cards for 2019.

To create today’s three cards I reached for my Dino Times stamps and coordinating dies (watch our product  intro video here for more details!) I did some very simple colouring this time which I hoped would encourage those of you who gave up on Christmas cards this year (like me!) to give these last minute New Year’s cards a go.

If you don’t have any number die cuts, you could use any large number stamps in your stash. Likewise, if you are short of a Happy New Year sentiment stamp, go check out our Holiday Sentiment Duos stamp set (mine are in the mail and will hopefully get here soon!) (my stamp sentiment comes from a small set by a Spanish designer).

To give my cards a bit of additional depth, I did some very light handed ink-blending on the background, matching the colour of my little dinos. Likewise, I chose to alternate the colour used on my dinos when die-cutting my “2019” numbers. If you are stamping your numbers, you could also choose to do so with different colour inks to match the colouring on your dinos.

What’s great about this project is that you could actually recreate it using any images you may have coloured on the go without thinking of a specific project (which is what I often do). I’m thinking of sending mine to some of the other girls in the Heffy Doodle design team.

Would you like to exchange some Heffy Doodle happy mail with me this 2019? If so, drop me a direct message on Instagram (@dennicewatts) and we’ll make sure 2019 is a crafty one! Until then, happy crafting!

 

 

 

It’s the Time of Year for some “Holiday Cheer”, Christmas is here!

This post appeared on the Heffy Doodle blog on 22 November 2018 and features a holiday and/or Christmas card using Heffy Doodle products, old and new.

Hello Heffy Doodlers! Dennice here with a project full of holiday and Christmas cheer using my favourite set from our last holiday release: “Elfish Antics”. I hope your holiday cards and Christmas crafts are well underway! As for mine, I seem to be running quite late! I put it down to the fact that my daughter is moving to a new nursery  school soon and we’ve been spending some time at the new school and giving her a chance to familiarise herself with her new environment.

Last week, when she first walked into her new classroom, her face light up as she caught sight of all the “new” toys she’d get to play with… including a little jack-in-the-box. And that’s exactly where my inspiration for today’s card came from.

To create this cheery holiday card I pulled out my favourite Heffy Doodle Christmas sets of all times: the Elfish Antics stamp set and coordinating dies.  I also added a few additional Heffy Doodle products to the mix: the Elfing Christmas Words sentiment stamp set, Stitched Rectangle dies (perfect for layering rectangles on to a standard size card. Choose between our metric/European or A2 American/Imperial card sizes).

Have you created any holiday and/or Christmas projects using this set recently? If so, make sure to tag us on social media. We love to see what you create with your Heffy Doodle goodies. Until next time… happy holiday crafting!

Holiday Card Series 2017 – Bastel Traum Challenge #59

Hi everyone! And welcome back to  another monthly challenge over at the Bastel Traum Challenge Blog. This is your chance to play along for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) The subject of this month’s challenge, which will run until 15 Dec. 2017 at 8:45 am GMT+2, is Winter/Christmas/Stardust.

This post is a very special one, since it’s a two for one. On the one hand I’m hoping to inspire you to play along in our Christmas-themed monthly challenge over at the Bastel-Traum blog, and on the other hand I’m kicking off my very first Holiday Card Series!

I’m not sure how many holiday cards I’ll be able to bring you this year, or how frequently I shall be able to share a video. But you can be sure I will do my best to bring you at least a bit of crafty inspiration this holiday season, both here and in the Bastel Traum Challenge Blog (where we’ve got a fun surprise for you all in the making. Stay tuned in the month of December!)

This month I’m sharing a very special card with you since, in a way, this card kick-started my online crafty journey. So, without further ado, here it is!

I look forward to all your beautiful Christmas submissions to the Bastel-Traum Challenge and wish you a beautiful autumn day. Until next time!