Saturday, July 14, 2018

Floral Arrangement Trio - Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit

Good morning! I'm here to share a trio of fun cards using the BRAND NEW Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for August - Mandy's Flowers! This kit is AMAZING! There is not only a large 6x8 stamp set included, but also a gorgeous 6x6 background stamp! And all this in addition to the beautiful pattern paper, embellishments, and cardstock! I have a trio of fun floral cards to share with you this morning featuring the beautiful stamp set, Mandy's Flowers, and some of the included Bo Bunny pattern Paper!

I started off my cards by stamping the florals on watercolor paper using my MISTI, fussy cutting them out with my scissors, and then using my Daniel Smith watercolors to color the images in. Usually I watercolor before cutting out, but I wanted to try to keep my colors contained within my fussy cutting, and I'm always too tempted to start adding color around the image!

Once I finished that, I chose some coordinating pattern papers from the kit to go with each image, and die cut them all with the larges SSS Wonky Rectangles Dies., and attached them to white top folding cardbases.

Next up, I die cut some white circles using SSS Nested Circles Dies, and chose a coordinating sentiment for each card from Mandy's Flowers.

Once I added the stamped sentiments, I die cut slightly smaller circles from Fun Foam using the same SSS Nested Circles Dies, just a smaller size, and then used that to foam mount my circles on the cards.

I then added the florals, also using foam adhesive, tucking a double layer under the part that poked out from under the bottom of the circles for stability.

Finished off by adding one of the tiny Doodlebug Tiny Hearts Sprinkles from the kit onto each jar, vase, or pot, then added some of the twine from the kit tied in bows and attached with a tiny Tim Holtz Paper Clip.

Here is the entire kit contents - I'm in LOVE with it all! You can find the entire kit HERE:

I have several more cards that I'll be sharing soon with this kit - if you love it as much as I do and don't already subscribe, I suggest popping over to grab this one soon! I have a feeling it will be gone fast!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh DT Announcement

Good morning! I'm happy to share this morning that I am continuing on with the Pretty Pink Posh Design Team for the next term - and we've added a few lovely faces as well - you can see them all on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog along with a giveaway! 

I didn't have time to make a new card, but thought I'd share a photo of a recent favorite from the newest release (details on this card HERE if you want more info):

Here is the amazing team:

There is also a great giveaway going in celebration - go leave a comment on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog to be entered to win a $100 gift certificate!

Thanks for dropping by - have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Spellbinders Indie Line Blog Hop and Giveaway

Good morning! I'm excited today to be hopping with Spellbinders featuring the Indie Line, available only from select retailers! You can find it HERE at Simon Says Stamp - or check on the Spellbinders Blog for a more complete list!

I have two cards to share today using two of the sets in this fabulous collection - the Layered Rose Etched Dies and Wishing Expressions Cling Stamp and Die set:

I decided to die cut the flowers from Layered Rose Etched Dies using a mix of white cardstock and pattern paper. I cut the base layers using white cardstock, then both of the flower layers in the same pattern paper for a soft layered look, and two colors for the leaves.

I did the same thing with the word dies from Wishing Expressions Cling Stamp and Die set - white cardstock for the base layer, and then pattern paper for the detail layer.

For my cardbases, I used Fog cardstock from Simon Says Stamp - a nice soft gray. I added score lines around the edges to form a frame, then added some white paint splatters.

I heat embossed a sentiment for each card from Wishing Expressions Cling Stamp and Die set on a strip of black cardstock, and layered everything on the cardbases with foam adhesive.

I finished off with a few white jewels from Pretty Pink Posh on the sides of the sentiment strips for a bit of sparkle!

There is a $50 gift certificate up for grabs on the Spellbinders Blog - AND, I get to give away a $25 gift certificate to the Spellbinders Store on my blog here! So make sure and leave a comment before you leave to be entered. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, July 15th.

Here is the entire blog hop list so you don't get lost along the way:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

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Altenew Stencil Hop WINNER

Good morning! It's time to announce the lucky winner of the $20 Altenew Gift Card from the Altenew Stencil Release Blog Hop!

The lucky winner is... 

YAY Aimee!!! Congratulations! Please send an email to with the subject line "Altenew July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop Winner from Heather Hoffman's Blog" by 7/20/18 and they will get that sent your way!

Thanks so much to everyone who hopped along and left kind comments! 

Holiday and Winter Cards with Pinkfresh Studios

Good morning! I'm up on the Pinkfresh Studios Blog today sharing my first post there! Today I have a couple of cards to share with you using the brand new July release! One of them is a fun winter scene, and the other is a Holiday shaker card using a non-holiday set!

First up, this cute winter scene featuring the adorable new Squirrel Friends Stamp Set:

For this card, I used Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China to create a loose inked background to ground my scene, I added some flicks of thinned down white paint to add to the snowy effect.

I die cut the squirrel scene set with Squirrel Friends Dies, then stamped in each element of the scene. This works easiest to line these up - and I love that it all stamps in one piece! I colored the image up with Copic markers (using E50, E31, E55, and R11), then mounted with foam tape on my scene. Finished off by stamping my sentiment underneath, then added some snowflake images from Home for the Holidays Stamp Set.

Next up, I thought it would be fun to take a non-holiday set, and make a holiday card with it!

For this card, I used the beautiful new Floral Frame Stamps and Dies, paired up with a sentiment from Great Joy to create a holiday theme shaker card! I started off by doing some Distress Oxide ink blending using Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Cracked Pistachio, and Lucky Clover across a panel of white cardstock. I then used my MISTI to stamp the floral frame over the top multiple times for a super crisp and clear black stamped image. I stamped my sentiment in the center of the floral frame as well.

I also added some gold splatters with my Gansai Tambai Starry Colors Palette for a bit of glimmer and shine. At this point, I carefully used the coordinating Floral Frame Dies to die cut from the center of the panel. I adhered the negative pieces directly on my white card base, then used the frame to create my shaker element filled with sparkly iridescent star confetti. I die cut another white panel with Floral Frame Dies to inset directly on the cardbase, then adhered the front frame over the top with my acetate and foam adhesive  fully forming the shaker element.

Here is a closer look at the shine from the gold splatters:

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Stenciled Critter Scene - on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Good morning! Today I have this card on the Reverse Confetti Blog featuring the ADORABLE new Greatest Adventure Stamp set and Geo Panel Confetti Cuts! You can check out the video and post HERE on the Reverse Confetti Blog, or check it out on the Reverse Confetti YouTube Channel HERE! :)

Have a wonderful day - thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Rose Flurries Cards - on the Altenew Blog

Good morning! SUPER excited this morning (somebody pinch me!) to be guest designing on the Altenew Blog! I have a video and set of 4 cards to share - you can check out the entire post HERE on the Altenew Blog if you're interested! Here's a tiny peek of what I'm sharing:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!