Heffy Doodle Stamps New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop!  I am so excited to share amazing cards from 8 Design Team members using the new release! Don't forget - for today's special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before May 6th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on May 7th at 10:00 AM EST!

Plus, if you order £30 worth of product, you’ll get a FREE STAMP!  If you spend over £45, you’ll get the coordinating die, too!  Head to the Heffy Doodle store to get your order in!  While supplies last.


The full hop listing will be after my project - have fun!

Project for today's hop uses the wonderful interactive die in this release - the Slider Pop Up Die, as well as the cute little houses from Home Sweet Home stamp and die set to create an adorable little scene - and surprise! - it has a light up element too!!


To begin my card, I cut the slider pieces required using the die. The picture below shows the two pieces you will need to cut and the creasing for the front panel. The piece on the right you will need to trim with your scalpel to 'join up' the two cut lines at the top. In the picture below, my scalpel points to where you need to cut to make the perfect sized piece for the back - it will form the 'tab' that you pull up and down.
I then used some Distress Oxide Inks and my Cloudy Skies Stencil to ink the pull tab piece and the front panel. I used my Slopey Joes Dies to cut some green carstock and then used the front panel slider die to cut the green carstock again so that it could be adhered to the front of the card along the bottom as shown below.
I stamped and coloured the images with Copics (I modified one of the houses with a different from from another house to give it a different look). I attached the back slider piece by adhering only along the smallest fold section above and flipped it over to attach my lights - I used the wonderful and super convenient Ez-Lights from Pear Blossom Press (available in the Heddy Doodle Store). I adhered them to the top back of the back slider panel as shown below. I sat them behind the part of the pull tab that you will grip to pull so that as you grip and pull the light button is pressed at the same time.
I then pierced a small hole in the back slider piece so that I could thread the lights through.
They will come through behind where I would attach the houses later. The excess wire. I curled into a loose circle and adhered only in one place with some double sided tape (with the backing tape left on it so it was only sticky on one side to hold the wires down).

I carefully cut 3 windows from the houses I had stamped and coloured and stuck a small piece of vellum behind them, using a copic liner to mirror the window markings. I positioned the houses on the front panel (without adhering them) where I thought they would look best and lightly marked a 'dot' behind the windows with vellum.
 I put the houses aside and pierced small holes in the front piece where I had marked and threaded the lights through adhering with a small piece of double sided tape so just the tips of the lights were at the front. I adhered the houses (lining the windows up with the lights behind them), and other images (the road I only adhered at each side with a small piece of 3D foam so that the slider piece could slide down fully flat behind it). I cut the clouds with the Swirly Cloud Die and adhered as shown.


I carefully adhered the panel to the front of a white cardbase - only around the bottom and side edges as you need to allow the slider panel to move freely up and down. If your light pack catches when sliding the scene down, adhere a long, narrow piece of card over the back of it so that it glides smoothly up and down.


Lastly I stamped a sentiment from the Pebble Sentiments Stamps and die cut some white and coloured cardstock and adhered to the front as shown.


Hope you enjoyed my project and that it inspires you to try an interactive card to two! Here's the full hop listing to enjoy! Ali xx

26 comments

Amanda Wilcox said...

This card is incredible!!! What an amazing idea and a beautiful execution of it!

Keren Baker said...

So much work- and such a fabulous project at the end. Adore the colouring and those lights are the perfect finishing touch! x

Melissa Leftrick said...

Oh wow!! So creative!! This is so fun!!!

Roxy T said...

Oh how cool is this card? It is a great card as a slider but that light puts it over the top. What a fun project. WTG

VoormeKaartje said...

Wow this card is so amazing. The lights looks so good, a great effect.
Greetings, Christa

Unknown said...

Amazing card! Love the lights!!

Peggy Emmerink said...

I have no words for the awesomeness of this card! I love the colors and the double interactive element. Just wow!

Emelie Hessler said...

love what you did with both the pop up and the lights

MadeByMeghanK said...

This is freaking amazing! THE POP UP and the lights! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Catherine said...

Wow what an amazing and clever card! So inspiring!

Jeanne Beam said...

What an awesome slider card! Love the scene you created and the lights...
Thanks for sharing.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

This is super fun!

Jas said...

You are so very talented, pop up and light up card all in one..amazing!

Shar Zar said...

Gorgeous card. The lights make it extra special.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love cards that "do" something.
have lights but haven't tried to
install them yet. Your scene
is do detailed and wonderful.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Andre M. said...

This is such a delightful design, the lighted homes are fab. Thank you for sharing your creative card!

sharon g said...

The lights add a very cool touch. And this neighborhood is so cute, who wouldn't love to live there? Love the lit homes.

Sarah Louise said...

This card is so cool...I’m so inspired by the way you’ve used lights on a pop up card...this really is a special card x

Sarah Louise said...

This card is so cool...I’m so inspired by the way you’ve used lights on a pop up card...this really is a special card x

Anneleise Hampson said...

What a perfect interactive card! These are my favorites to create! What a great release and wonderful hop to celebrate!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what impressed me the first time was this die and how you used it. But then you bumped ot up a notch by adding the light! Wow!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great design share. I like the added lights for the scene.

Laura said...

This is such a fun card! So detailed.

Christine said...

Oop! I’m always so impressed to see the behind-the-scenes of a light up detail. Such a lovely card.

cghundley said...

Absolutely charming!
Love the scene and
the fabulous lights.
Carla from Utah

Valerija said...

Wow, OMG! This is absolutely amazing. Love everything about your card... the scene you have created, the design, lights... all is fantastic!!! Great job!