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Heffy Friends Blog Hop

August 18, 2020

Heffy Friends Blog Hop

August 18, 2020

Hello crafty friends and welcome to the Heffy Friends Blog Hop! Today we are celebrating the Heffy Doodle July 2020 release with lots of inspiration and a giveaway, too!

I created two cards today that both showcase products from the newest release. My first one is a fun little box card that features the You Go Gull and A Little Shellfish Stamp Sets.

I first stamped all of my images onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored them with Copic Markers, and used my Brother ScanNCut to cut them out. There are coordinating dies for the You Go Gull and A Little Shellfish Sets here.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Whites/Grays: 0, C00, C0, C2, C4
  • Reds: R14, R27, R46, R59
  • Teals: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG49
  • Browns: E31, E23, E25, E29

I added some waves by diecutting some white card stock with the Breaking Waves Border Dies. I added some color by blending them with both Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink. I also added some sand dunes using the Stitched Slopey Joes Border Dies with white card stock and blending them with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Inks.

For my card background, I added some clouds by blending some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink onto a sheet of smooth white card stock using the Cloudy Skies Stencil.

My second card is a slimline card that features some cute pups from the Hot Diggity Dog Stamp Set. I once again colored all of my images with Copic Markers. This time, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. For the base of my card, I used the Stitched Slimline Trio Dies.

I added some grass using the Grassy Lass Border Dies. I again cut them from white card stock and then blended them with both Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide and regular Distress Inks. For my sky, I blended the areas lightly with both Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks.


To celebrate the hop Heffy Doodle will be giving away a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle Store! Make sure to comment on each stop in the hop to be entered for your chance to win. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on the Heffy Doodle blog on August 25th.

You should have come from the blog of Jessica McAfee Mercer and the next stop is Amanda Stevens.


Thank you for dropping by! If you liked these cards and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

  • Sharon Gullikson August 18, 2020 at 10:27 AM

    So many seagulls, just like the real beach. While we were in Wales, a seagull swooped down and not only stole my last bite of ice cream, but gulped the entire stick as he took it. IN ONE BITE! Then I worried that he would die. ^$*)^* bird 🙂

    • rachelalvaradodesigns August 18, 2020 at 11:21 AM

      Lol!! Your poor ice cream! Those birds are relentless! I was pushing my son in his stroller for a walk a few years back and put some snacks on his tray and a bunch of seagulls came out of nowhere and ate them! It was crazy!

  • Jeanne Beam August 18, 2020 at 10:41 AM

    Adorable cards! Love the scene you created with the seagulls and the
    Slimline card with the doggies…
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Ashley Harris August 18, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Holy coloring! These are so great! I have to say I am partial to the sea card. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Lounon August 18, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    They are both super cute !

  • Anneleise Hampson August 18, 2020 at 12:33 PM

    Your cards are both very nice but I especially like your sweet box card. That cute little crab is my favourite!

  • Claire August 18, 2020 at 12:55 PM

    Fabulous colouring these are great

  • Andre M. August 18, 2020 at 1:02 PM

    Gorgeous colouring on both cards, the sea gulls are so fun. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

    • Chandhini August 20, 2020 at 1:21 AM

      Love the box card, lovely coloring. The slimline card is so playful and adorable m

  • Sharda Maheshwari August 18, 2020 at 2:12 PM

    Brilliant idea and pretty colouring too..

  • Laura Nehring August 18, 2020 at 3:32 PM

    I really like the gulls, and your coloring is amazing!!

  • Linda E August 18, 2020 at 5:21 PM

    Adorable, inspiring cards! Love the seagulls, and am definitely a doggie person.

  • Shar Zar August 18, 2020 at 6:31 PM

    I always love your fantastic cards. Beautiful details.

  • Meghan Kennihan August 18, 2020 at 9:05 PM

    OOOOOOoooo I LOVE LOVE LOVE the puppies! What a great scenes!~!!!

  • Denise Bryant August 19, 2020 at 2:10 AM

    Adorable box card with these fun seagulls, and an awesome slimline card with the cute pups! Love your beautiful coloring!

  • Marisela Delgado August 19, 2020 at 2:21 AM

    So cute! Love it!

  • Mirella Rogan August 19, 2020 at 4:05 AM

    Your “seas the day” card is most definitely one of my favourites from this hop. Beautifully put together, and such a fun shape, too! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Well done!

  • Jasmin Oliver August 19, 2020 at 4:26 AM

    I love these, thanks for the inspiration!

  • Darci P. August 19, 2020 at 8:08 AM

    These are incredible, I love the format of the gulls card/box! So precious and I am so appreciative of this mid week hop -brought me smiles!!!

  • Andrea Megan Hastilow August 19, 2020 at 8:09 AM

    Awesome, you make utterly stunning box cards & this cute sea gulls & critters make a huge pop. Your doggies are cute, m be the three part to images. Thank you x

  • isabel z August 19, 2020 at 8:13 AM

    You are so talented; I love what you created!

  • Jeanne August 19, 2020 at 8:25 AM

    Oh your box card is fabulous! Your design style is just so engaging, Rachel. And your coloring is so vibrant. They work so well together. I can just imaging how noisy and persistent these segulls can be. Love the vibrant red color combination. And your slimline card is very fun, too . Thanks so much for sharing your talents! Hugs!

  • Michelle V August 19, 2020 at 12:16 PM

    Amazing cards. I love the box card especially.

  • Ummekulsum Kutub August 19, 2020 at 5:56 PM

    Such adorable cards.!!

  • Claire Lamb August 19, 2020 at 5:57 PM

    Adorable! I love your coloring!

  • Carol Wortman August 19, 2020 at 7:10 PM

    Tee hee, I remember as a kid my dad showing me how to throw popcorn at the beach to “attract the gulls”, man o man your card brought back great memories.. we attracted them alright, but not one gave me a thumbs up. I just noticed that gull. Cracked me up! love love love the puppies. And your coloring is wonderful!

  • Maureen Reiss August 19, 2020 at 8:44 PM

    I love these cards!! The box card is Fantastic!!

  • Mary-Anne V August 20, 2020 at 6:15 PM

    I really love your colouring and the cards are fabulous. I really like this half box shape.

  • Rachel August 20, 2020 at 8:29 PM

    Love the puppy trio, so cute!!

  • Cis Volk August 22, 2020 at 4:58 PM

    I love the seagulls and the way you colored them, great!

  • Annalisa August 23, 2020 at 2:04 AM

    I love that deep red and teal color combo on your first card. The pups on your second card are adorable, and it’s great how the panel die makes it a scene and a story all at once! Great use of products.

  • MyBonnetBee August 23, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    OMG! The seagull 3D card is amazing!!

  • Dee Earnshaw August 24, 2020 at 12:10 PM

    beautiful work – LOVE the expressions on the sea gulls’ faces

  • Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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