Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog- Guest Designer

Hello. I'm so excited to be the guest designer over on the Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge Blog for the entire month of March!

For this challenge, the theme is Girly/Special Lady featuring Doodlebug products. I've been eager to use some of THESE kraft pockets from Doodlebug. They are so fun and I thought they would make a great gift card holder. I made this card for my mom for Mother's Day...


1. Cut several strips (in different sizes) of patterned paper from the Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe 6x6 Paper Pad. 
2. Create a top folding card from Neenah White Cardstock. Adhere the strips to the card base at a diagonal.
3. Die-cut a window from the polka dot treat bags by laying it inside the bag and cutting only through the the blade of the die would be facing you. This way it doesn't cut the back out as well. 
4. Adhere a piece of patterned paper (from the same paper pad) to cover the opening inside the pocket for a pop of color.
5. Cut a piece of acetate to fit and glue it inside the pocket, backing the heart. This will create a window so the recipient can see the gift card inside. 
6. Stamp the greeting using the Word Up stamp set by Paper Smooches using Staz-On White ink on to the front of the acetate. 
7. Embellish with a few epoxy hearts from Doodlebug and adhere to the front of the card.

A closer look..

I wanted to use the heart that was cut from the treat bag on the inside of the card to tie it all together....
I stamped a greeting from THIS stamp set on the heart using the same white ink. I die-cut a smaller heart from the same die set and covered it with my wink of stella and glossy accents.


Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe 6x6 Paper Pad:

Doodlebug Hearts Sprinkles Shapes Glossy Enamel Embellishments:

Paper Smooches WORD UP Stamp Set:

Hero Arts Frame Cut Dies HEARTS:

Make sure to go and enter your project HERE. You could win...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun creating! 


  1. Gorgeous gift card Heather :-) the whole design of this is so clever ! I love how you die cut the heart from the pocket, I would never have thought to do that. I love the paper strips too, very cute :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Super adorable card/gift card holder Heather! Such a lovely design!!

    So happy to have you joining us all this month!! Looking forward to seeing your creations! ;)


  3. This is super cute! Love the fun colors and great design!

  4. Wow, Heather, I adore your projects so much! They are made of love and great thoughtfulness! So happy that you are the guest designer this month! Congrats!

  5. Hi Heather :-) I have sent an email, not sure if you checked it yet ? :-)
    Lols x x x

  6. So pleased to have you with us this month, Heather! Your card really shows off the wonderful Doodlebug bright colors perfectly - love the heart window and your fabulous patchwork background!

  7. hello Heather, I am soooo excited you are with us this month...YAY! I so luv your card, the polka dotted bag is precious...hope your weekend is FAB!

    add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine *~*

  8. A gorgeous card Heather, a fabulous design and pretty papers, I love how you've used the heart and gab!
    It's lovely to have your with us this month!!!

    Heather xx

  9. What a fabulous Mom card - congrats on being GDT, Heather!

  10. Hi Heather!!
    I love the card. It has inspired me a lot. I love all the patterned paper that you used and that cute pocket. Its really captivating and beautiful.

  11. Such a fun card Heather :) happy to have you designing with us this month!! :)

  12. Gorgeous card Heather! So pretty and feminine, I love the little pocket.
    Apologies I didn't make it over to welcome you last week! So happy to have you join us as our guest designer :)
    Mandy xx