Helly crafty friend. If you came here from Kari VanNoy’s blog, you’re in the right spot! Welcome to the Heffy Friends Inspiration Blog Hop! In addition to all of the cool cards you’ll see today, you also have the chance to win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store! (Details below.)I don’t know about you, but I love stretching my supplies, and finding additional ways to use what I’ve got. When I first got the new Hot Air Balloon Dies, I couldn’t wait to piece one together. But as I looked at the dies, I started seeing other things I could create with them too. Can you believe I turned the balloon into a puppy, a monster, and even a lightbulb that really lights up? After you see what I did, I wonder what different images you’ll see!
I know there are quite a few stops in the hop today, and I don’t want you to miss any, so I’ll just show you how I laid out the dies for each card, and a few of the steps, where necessary to show you how I made each card. You’ll notice I brought in a few additional supplies for each card, to coordinate. (Click on any of the pictures to make them larger.)
HOT AIR BALLOON
The original way to use the Hot Air Balloon Dies, is of course, to create a hot air balloon. I did that first, tucking a sweet little raccoon in, and adding a birthday sentiment banner. If you do nothing else with this set, the intended use is awesome!
As I moved the dies around, I saw a puppy’s nose and mouth. After that, I played with the dies until I had the rest of a dog…
As I was playing with the dies and discovering new shapes, I mentioned it to the design team, and Lesley told me that her daughter, Piper, saw a monster head. You know I had to look for one myself, and this is what I saw. The pennant banner teeth crack me up! Wouldn’t it make an offbeat Halloween card?
And last, but not least, the lightbulb. This is actually the vision that set the rest in motion. Lol, I might just be wired to see things I can light up with my EZ-Lights. This one was too cute not to add lights to though. And I turned it into a shaker for good measure! If you want to give this one a go, good news – Heffy Doodle carries EZ-Lights in their shop, so you can order them along with your Hot Air Balloon Dies! Here’s a look at how this card came together…
Alright my friend, I know that was a lot, and instructions were minimal. Let me know if you have any questions; I’ll be happy to go into more detail. I hope these cards inspire you to stretch your supplies and think outside the box with some of your Heffy Doodle goodies. I’d love to know if you see any other images in the Hot Air Balloon Dies. Let me know in the comments below.
The next stop in the hop is with Jessica Frost-Ballas! If you get lost along the way, here is the complete lineup…
BLOG HOP LINEUP
To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before October 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on October 25th at 10:00 AM EST! For complete details, visit heffydoodle.com.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Changing gears, I’ve got a lovely birthday card to share later this morning, and more fun cards coming later this week. I hope you’ll join me! If you aren’t already subscribed to our newsletter, be sure to sign up. Not only will you receive weekly inspiration, you’ll also receive my Interactive Elements Reference Guide, with a dozen of my favorite ways to jazz up your handmade cards and scrapbook pages, complete with how-to videos. You can sign up here!
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