Koalified to Party with Heffy Doodle’s New Release and Blog Hop

Woohoo! Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop! Are you ready to party? We are! And we’re sharing fun new cards to celebrate!!! Oh yeah, there’s a giveaway too. Hop along with us for your chance to win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

I have to tell you, I really am wild about this new release. Especially, all of the new critters! When the new stamps and dies arrived, I jumped right in and got busy. I made about a dozen cards in just a few days (which is a lot for me; I’m a slow crafter). I was so inspired, I just couldn’t stop playing. Here is a peek at some of them…

You may have seen a few of these in the new release videos from Heffy Doodle, and I’ll share more on them soon, but I have another brand new card I wanted to share today. It’s a quick and easy birthday card, featuring the new Koality Hugs Stamps and Dies. To keep it from feeling too plain, I used one of the new Whimsically Wonky Rectangle Dies to create a stitched border. If you’d like to recreate a card like this, grab these supplies and meet me in the craft room…

Supply List
Koality Hugs Stamp Set
Koality Hugs Coordinating Dies
Whimsically Wonky Rectangle Dies

The first thing I did was stamp out my images and color them with Copic Markers. Whenever I get new stamps, I love to stamp out a lot of images, and take them to the couch to color. It’s relaxing while I watch TV with the family. Sidenote: a nice clipboard and Collapsible Marker Bags make it easy to take my coloring away from my desk. And I’ve found that my coloring sheets don’t slip around if you clip a stencil mat to the board. (I’m still deciding if I like that or not.) You can see the colors I used below. After I colored my images, I die cut them with the coordinating dies.


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To allow my koala to hug the tree, I trimmed around his front arm and leg. Then, I outlined the cut edges with a black marker. For his hat, I trimmed the white border away at the bottom and again outlined the edge with a black marker, before gluing it to his head.


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With the focal point ready to go, I created a simple background. After die cutting a white wonky stitched panel, I stamped the sentiment near the top, then ink blended light green ink below and added darker green splatter. I popped it up on a cream card base with foam tape. I really love white and cream combos, but I know not everybody does. You could swap it out for a kraft card base instead.

To finish the card, I popped the koala and tree up on the card with more foam tape. I considered adding a few green gems for sparkle, but decided against it. This card is just too cute as is! I paired it up with a light green envelope and called it done. Quick and easy! What do you think?


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I love the way this card turned out and I hope I’ve inspired you to give it a try. If you’re ready for more inspiration, hop along with us!

Blog Hop Lineup
Heffy Doodle Blog
Claudia Mauri
Amanda Fitterer
Tatiana Trafimovich
Lauren Taylor
Zsofia Molnar
Ali Farmer
Amanda Stevens – you are here
Carrie Rhoades – next stop

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 4th, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on May 5th at 10:00 AM EST. Good luck my friend!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll be back soon with more fun cards to share.

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31 thoughts on “Koalified to Party with Heffy Doodle’s New Release and Blog Hop

  1. The koalas!!! Love how you have made them so fluffy.

  2. Loving the simplicity of this beautiful card ❤️

  3. All of these cards are so adorable! Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. This was an amazing hop! Thank you all for an awesome fun time!

  5. Vanessa J Carroll says:

    So cute! I don’t have money to order but boy I sure enjoy looking at the stamps and what everyone creates!

  6. Floriane Daubigny says:

    Your card makes me want to buy this set

  7. Such a sweet CAS design! And the texture on your koala makes him look SO FLUFFY!!!! I love it!

  8. Fun little koala! I like how you do a focal point. It spotlights the stamping!

  9. Your collection is cards is just fabulous – love the koala one too!

  10. Melissa Leftrick says:

    Wow these are all amazing! Love the koala!

  11. This koala is soooo cute! I love all the ones you showed! Darling!

  12. Hi, Amanda – My mom’s favorite animal is the koala. It’s great of HD to shine a light on this species that has been so negatively affected by the wildfires in Australia. I appreciate that your card is helping us keep the koala in our collective consciousness. Your card is darling… and I love the close-up of the Copic coloring so that we can see how you did it!
    I’m going to see how to subscribe to your blog. Thanks for inspiring us!!
    Lori S in PA (US)

  13. Sharon Gullikson says:

    The way you colored your koala makes him look so sweet. I want to cuddle him. I like the simple look of your card, too. Great job.

  14. Adorable CAS design

  15. You did such a great job colouring the sweet koala! It looks like fur!

  16. What a fun card.

  17. Such a cute card! thank you also for showing the step to implement the koala to the tree!

  18. I love everything about this! So cute!

  19. stephanie serrano says:

    This card is so, so, cute!

  20. Love the critters. A Koality card!

  21. I just love this darling koala! What a sweet card! Love the way you colored the images!

  22. Cute card. The Koala is darling.
    thanks for sharing

  23. What a sweet, clean and simple card. I love how textured you colored the adorable little koala. And the sneak of all your cards was quite impressive. You have some awesome little creations there. This is a most adorable release.

  24. Oh my gosh, that is a bunch ‘o beautiful cards, so so many. I’m a slow crafter too and this would be 6 months for me!.wow! Those koalas hugging have stolen my heart. The hat looks like it came there! I agree the critters are so sweet and your backgrounds are wonderful. So so colorful. I do love your collapsible marker bag for carrying anything!

  25. Andrea Megan Hastilow says:

    Wowzers, you really were totally inspired. Gorgeous cards, beautiful colour work. I’m a slow crafter too & even slower when my mojo is currently missing , may try a few of yours if that is ok ?

  26. roxanne tellini says:

    I am loving that curvy fence line on the farm cards. <3

  27. This cute koala is ready to party, love your CAS card. Fab range of sweet cards with this release!

  28. Kristin Mattorano says:

    That koala is ready to party! So cute.

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