This post appeared on the Heffy Doodle blog on 9 January 2019 and features an Interactive Valentine’s Day Shaker card using Heffy Doodle products, old and new. A shaker card is a fun and easy technique for card-makers of all levels to create interactive cards. Here is an example of a Valentine’s Day shaker card using our Dino Days Stamp and coordinating die set. I hope you’ll give it a go!
Hello Heffy Doodlers! Today I’d like to share with you some new ways to use a bunch of Heffy Doodle products you probably already have in your stash.
To recreate this Valentine’s Day shaker card, you’ll need:
A die-cutting machine of your choice, some ink (I used Memento Tuxedo Black), some pattern paper for your background, your favourite colouring medium (I used Copic markers today), some sequins or beads for your shaker, as well as some double sided foam adhesive and a bit of acetate.
If you’ve never created a shaker card, allow me to redirect you to a video tutorial where a create a fun shaker card (which even includes dome heavy duty nuts and bolts for a masculine touch!)
And that’s it from me for today. If you got this far, thanks for spending time with me. And if you decide to create a shaker using your Heffy Doodle goodies, make sure to tag me (IG @DenniceWatts) and #heffydoodle on social media so we can also enjoy your beautiful creations. Until next time!
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!
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! Dennicehere 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.
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!
This post appeared on the Heffy Doodle blog on 31 October 2018 and features a congratulations card using some Heffy Doodle products, old and new.
Hello Heffy Doodlers! Dennice here with a “veggie congratulations” card to that “aubergenius” in our lives. To create the background pattern on my card, I used the Basket Case Stencil from our latest release, placed it over some kraft cardstock and used my white pigment ink and an ink dauberover it.
I then reached out for the Veggie Patch Clear Stamp Setand coordinating dies, also from our latest release. I stamped out my veggies and coloured them up using my Copic markers. (I have to say, this is one of my favourite Heffy Doodle sets so far since the shapes of the veggies really lend themselves for some fun and easy colouring.)
And that’s about it for today’s congratulations card! I hope you will like this bit of inspiration I’ve brought you today and that you’ll remember to tag us on social media so we can also be inspired by your beautiful creations using our Heffy Doodle goodies. Until next time!
Today is my birthday. That’s right, I’m a year wiser today and I love it! I love birthdays and I love celebrating my own one too. When I was little I would get SO excited in the days preceding my birthdays: my mum and I would plan my party, put together my guest list and so on. Such was the anticipation that I almost invariably would break down in tears on the actual day, halfway through the party, as all eyes were on me! Thankfully I’ve grown out of the habit of breaking down on my birthday and I’m celebrating with you all with this cute birthday card in Spanish, since I celebrated my birthday in Spanish until I moved abroad a few years back.
I didn’t actually create this card for myself. In fact, this is the third of the three cards I created with the repeat background panels I put together whilst creating my Design Team project for the last Bastel Traum Challenge. Feel free to click on the links in this sentence to check out the firstand secondcards.
I created this card by repeat-stamping a few of the little images included in the“Bear and Bird” stamp set by Waffle Flower Crafts with grey ink. I then covered my background panel with a piece of vellum cut out using the largest die in my “Lacy Layers 2 Die” set, also by Waffle Flower Crafts. I then stamped, coloured and fussy-cut the bear, bird and flower pot also included in that stamp set, and adhered them on to my card panel using some foam squares. The sentiment in Spanish is by Micaela Ferrero. I absolutely love the quality of her products in Spanish and recommend them to anybody out there in search of sentiments to stamp and die cut in Spanish (I recently raved about them in this other blog post entitled “Sentiments in Spanish, feat. Gerda Seiner Designs). And that’s just about it! I’ll tell you a bit more about how I celebrated my birthday and perhaps do a Happy Mail video in the upcoming days to show off all of my crafty friend’s lovely creations! Birthday hugs to you all and thanks for stopping by today.