Heffy Doodle Stamps and Clearly Besotted Collaboration Hop

 Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Clearly Besotted Collaboration Blog Hop! Design team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from these fabulous companies. I can't begin to tell you the fun I have had creating for this hop! I had soooo many ideas for combining the wonderful products from these companies, it was hard to decide but I have created some bookmarks and a cute interactive card for you today.

Of course, there are chances to win and loads of wonderful inspiration from the talented crafters (see full list at end of my post!).

BLOG HOP DETAILS

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop! Clearly Besotted will be giving away £25 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores! Be sure to comment before11:59 PM on April 24th to be entered to win! Each company will post their random winner on April 25th at 10AM EST! Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Clearly Besotted Blog to see if you’re a winner! 

Now to my Projects!  First up are two sweet bookmarks. 

The products (and some affiliate links) are:

 Heffy Doodle Mark My Words Dies

Clearly Besotted Bookworm Stamp Set

Clearly Besotted Woodgrain Stamp

Distress Oxide Inks & Copics (affiliate link)

Heffy Doodle Stamps Mini Essentials Dies

Glossy Accents (affiliate link)

To begin this project, I used my HDS Mark My Words Dies to cut two bookmarks from Kraft Cardstock. I stamped them with Distress Oxide Ink in Ground Expresso using the CB Woodgrain Stamp. I cut some pieces to fit on the bookmarks in Kraft card to neaten the top of them as shown.
I stamped the images from CB Bookworm stamp set with copic friendly black ink and colored them with my Copics. I stamped extra book images and fussy cut two books to place separately on my bookmarks (I used a White Posca pen to eliminate the lines I didn't want around the book image before fussy cutting). I cut two flag sentiment strips from black cardstock using the HDS Mini essentials dies.  I then stamped two of the sentiments from the Bookworm set on these strips and white embossed them. I adhered the images to the front of the bookmarks and attached the sentiments with ribbon and a twine bow. To finish - I used Glossy Accents for the glasses and set aside to fully dry overnight.

My second project is a super cute interactive card using:

Heffy doodle Slimline Pull Tab Dies

Heffy Doodle Stamps Cloudy Skies Stenci

Stitched Slopey Joes Border Dies

Heffy Doodle Stitched Alphabetters Dies

Heffy Doodle Stamps Swirly Clouds Dies 

Heffy Doodle Stamps Elephant of Surprise Stamp Set (balloon)

Quill you be mine (large party hat)

 A Little Shellfish (small party hat

Classic Sentiments Stamp Set

More Classic Sentiments Stamp Set

 Clearly Besotted Got Your Back Stamp Set

Distress Oxide Inks (affiliate link)

To begin this card, I created a background sky using Distress Oxide Inks (tumbled Glass and Speckled Egg) and the HDS Cloudy Skies Stencil. I trimmed this piece to fit the front of a cardbase. I die cut some Kraft cardstock with the HDS border dies (and trimmed to fit at the bottom of the sky piece) and some white clouds with the HDS Swirly Clouds dies.  I stamped the images from CB Got Your Back Stamp set in copic friendly black ink and coloured them with Copics, fussy cutting them with small scissors. Once all my pieces were ready, I positioned them to see where I needed to place my channel for the Meerkat to pop his little head up from behind the rock (I did not adhere any pieces down at this stage).


Once I was happy with the placement, I took the channel die from the pull tab die set and positioned it on the cloud piece (approx where the meerkat needed to slide up & down) and ran it through my die cutting machine. I cut a top notch using the die set in the sky piece as well. I cut the tab and pieces for the top of the tab. I positioned the tab through the channel in the sky piece and placed adhesive on the back (without obstructing the movement of the tab) and adhered to a kraft cardbase. I attached the meerkat to the tab piece (you may need to trim the tab so it doesn't show behind the image). I adhered the first kraft 'sand' piece with 3D foam - this raises them away from the background piece so that the meertkat can slide up and down freely behind it. Just make sure not to put foam where it will get in the way of the meerkat movement. I then adhered the other sand piece as shown.

I adhered the rock image while the meerkat was in the lowest position, to make sure he was hidden when the tab was down. I adhered the other meerkat images and the balloons (positioning the balloons so that it created the illusion of one meerkat holding two balloons but in fact the little one that pops up has the second balloon!).  I used the alphabet dies to cut the 'look out' words from coloured cardstock and then used the sentiment stamp sets to customise the 'it's your birthday' sentiment strip which I white embossed on black cardstock. Hope you enjoyed my two projects and that you have fun hopping along!

 Blog Hop Lineup

Heffy Doodle Blog

Lidya Wirani

Michelle Short

Ali Farmer

Lisa Tilson

Ashley Ebben

Keren Baker

Tallie Clewley

Clearly Besotted Blog

 Thanks for any feedback or comments - good luck to you in the draw and if you have shopped via my affiliate links a huge thank you too!! Happy Crafting!

Ali xx

 

40 comments

Stephanie Turbill said...

Bookmarks what a great idea 💡

McStamperNE said...

Those bookworm bookmarks are amazing! So cute!

Sarah Louise said...

Those bookworms are so cute x

Keren Baker said...

Absolutely love these bookmarks and the wood grain really makes them pop! Really love your interactive card- so clever!! x

Tace1282 said...

Everyone had done such an amazing job with their projects on this hop. Off to see more! 😁

Podpopper’s Place said...

Interactive cards are so fun for any age!

Christina Henning said...

Such lovely bookmarks, thanks for the inspiration 🥰

Daniela Hutchinson said...

The bookmarks are gorgeous. I could use one of these. Thank you for the inspiration.

Roxy T said...

Haha the little meerkat surprise party is so cute!

Kathleen said...

Two very cute bookmarks. That woodgrain stamp is amazing!!

Claire-Louise said...

The meerkat card is really cute

Michelle Short said...

Love the card and the bookmarks, Ali! What a great way to combine the different companies. Love them!

Kelley Andersen said...

Bookmarks like these makes me want to pick up reading!! The worms are adorable!!

VoormeKaartje said...

The bookmarks looking so good. I love your card. The meerkats are so cute, one of my favourite animals.

Mellzcraftz said...

Love the meerkats. So cute. Thanks for sharing x

DY Creations said...

Love the bookworms on the bookmarks and the pull tab card is just so cute 💕

Manny L said...

looove the bookmarks!!

Melissa Leftrick said...

These are so adorable!!!!

Unknown said...

I struggle with backgrounds for critters. These are awesome!

E.M.M said...

I haven't made bookmarks before but I'm tempted seeing as how lovely they look here!

Jes said...

Aww the bookmarks are so cute!! 🐛

Denise Bryant said...

Darling bookmarks and interactive card! Love the super cute bookworms, and the meerkats too! Beautiful job on the coloring!

Amanda Wilcox said...

Oh these are just too cute for words! I love them both!

Ms. Tamp said...

I really like the idea for the bookmarks. Great idea share.

Viola said...

Lovely projects! Makes me want to make some bookmarks too!

Lounon said...

Those bookmarks are so adorable and pretty ! I love them ! And your card is so cute and funny ! Great projects !

CinnamonSally said...

Wow I love those cute bookmarks.

Anneleise Hampson said...

Wow! As an avid reader and teacher I adore those bookmarks! And who wouldn't love to get an interactive card! Great!

Leigh G said...

As a librarian, always on the lookout for bookmarks - thanks for ideas.

jodpea said...

I lose bookmarks all the time so I'm not sure I could bring myself to use these for their purpose! I love the meerkats, popping up from behind the rock is the perfect setting for them!

Angela said...

Love your cute bookmarks, they're really fantastic. The interactive card is absolut adorable, love it.♥

Shar Zar said...

Two cards are double the fun.

Joy F said...

Love those cute little bookmarks!

Ashbobash said...

The meerkats are super cute, but that bookworm wins hands down!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh, super cute bookmarks, and that's a great tip with the white pen, I never thought of doing that!
And that meerkat, popping his head up. Just adorable.
xxx

Beata (@craftybee34) said...

i love those bookmarks and the woodgrain stamp you used for it is fabulous! And what an adorable pop up surprise for your card!

Jennifer L. said...

Those bookmarks are so cute! And the interactive card is brilliant!

sharon g said...

The book worms are so cute with their enormous glasses. And the little meerkats are precious. I love that they are celebrating.

Andre M. said...

Lovely bookmarks and tags. I don't think I've ever seen meerkats on a stamp set!

Cheryl said...

Love the bookworms they are so cute and I love the meerkats.