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Heffy Doodle and Gerda Steiner Designs Collaboration Blog Hop


Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Gerda Steiner Designs Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both companies!


On my first card, I’ve created a fun underwater scene combining Heffy Doodle’s Shellabrate and Oceans of Love stamp sets with Gerda Steiner Designs Deeply stamp set. I think they’re perfect together!

To create this card, I started by cutting a piece of watercolor cardstock 3″ x 5 1/2″ and used watercolor paints to create the ocean and sand. After it was thoroughly dry, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Deeply stamp set in white embossing powder.

I cut a piece of white cardstock 1″ x 5 1/2″ and inked it with Tumbled Glass distress ink and then inked the Heffy Doodle Wildside stencil with Broken China distress ink. I glued the 2 pieces to the card front with the watercolor cardstock slightly overlapping the inked piece.

I colored all of the images with Copics, fussy cut them out and glued them as shown. There are also coordinating dies available for all of these stamp sets.

On my second card, I’ve combined Gerda Steiner Designs Puppy Mail stamp set with Heffy Doodle’s Who Let the Dogs Out stamp set.

I started by cutting a Copic friendly white cardstock piece 3″ x 4 1/4″ and then stamped and masked all of the images. I colored the scene with Copics, glued it to the card front and added a few strips of patterned paper. I die-cut the new Heffy Doodle Stitched Balloons die from white cardstock and inked them with Speckled Egg and Kitsch Flamingo distress inks. I finished by stamping and heat embossing the cute paw print and sentiment from the Who Let the Dogs Out stamps.

Aren’t these pups adorable?!

I was having so much fun combining these 2 companies products together that I couldn’t resist making a 3rd card for today’s blog hop!

For this simple card, I’ve combined the adorable monkeys from Heffy Doodle’s Chimply the Best stamps with the cute giraffe from Gerda Steiner Designs Go Wild! stamp set.

I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″ and inked it with mowed lawn distress ink. I then inked the Heffy Doodle UnbeLEAFable stencil with rustic wilderness distress ink. I die-cut a stitched circle, inked it with twisted citron distress ink and heat embossed the sentiment from the Chimply the Best stamps.

I colored the images with Copics, fussy cut them and glued them to the stitched circle.

I just love how cute they are together!



To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Gerda Steiner Designs will be giving away $35 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM on May 21st to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on May 22nd at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Gerda Steiner Designs Blog to see if you’re a winner!


 You should have come from Cassie Trask’s blog and the next stop is Jenn Bena.

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog
Cassie Trask
Cathy Chapdelaine
Jenn Bena
Karen McKibbin
Leica Palma
Noga Shefer
Carrie Rhoades
Jeannie Lieu
Gerda Steiner Designs Blog

Cathy Chapdelaine

All posts


  • Marlene May 18, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Love all the cuteness you created! The chimps are adorable.

  • Lynn Pinkstaff May 18, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Turtles, puppies, & a giraffe! Who wouldn’t love these!?

  • Amanda Wilcox May 18, 2021 at 10:27 am

    These cards are too cute for words! I love them all!

  • Melissa McMillan May 18, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Oh these cards are spectacular. You coloring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kate Dykstra May 18, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Such wonderful and colourful cards! Each one creates a fun little scene to spread happiness!

  • Meghan Kennihan May 18, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Your coloring is AMAZING! I love all the scenes! ESPECIALLY The puppies! TOO CUTE!

  • Janet Jenkins May 18, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Love all of your cards. So happy!!

  • Cari S May 18, 2021 at 10:38 am

    OMG, they’re all wonderful! Being a dog lover I particularly like the Yappy Birthday. 🙂

  • Heidi @mizheidi May 18, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Cute cards! The underwater one is my favorite!! Great job!

  • Susan Young May 18, 2021 at 10:47 am

    All so adorable! Really like the “chimply” the best card. The expression on the giraffe cracks me up, so cute!!

  • Cardsbydannii May 18, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Some beautiful cards 😍

  • Elisabete Balcavage May 18, 2021 at 10:50 am

    These are awesome!! I love the card with the monkeys and giraffe!! Too cute!

  • Marlene Miller May 18, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Loving the bright colors and cute animals!!

  • Pauletta Smith May 18, 2021 at 10:58 am

    I like you coloring! Cute!

  • SarahC May 18, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Cute colorful cards with so many critters. Your monkeys with the giraffe just makes me smile.

  • MJ Sinsel May 18, 2021 at 11:02 am

    The products from these two companies go together so well! The chimps and giraffe card is adorable!

  • Judith M Arri May 18, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Love your cards. Especially the underwater one! Such cute little creatures!

  • Margreet Burger May 18, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Love all 3 cards and you combined both companies in a great way!
    xxx Margreet

  • Mary Webster May 18, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Love all 3 cards! Your underwater scene is fantastic! Love the way you combined the elements in all your cards!

  • Renae May 18, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Great cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Twila Price May 18, 2021 at 11:15 am

    All three cards are adorable, but I have to say the third one with the giraffe and chimps is so very cute. Whoda thunk that merging stamps from two companies would be so awesome?

  • Daria Zender May 18, 2021 at 11:16 am

    What fabulous cards!! I love how seamlessly you merged products from both companies. Your designs, colors and fun sentiments – I just love these!!

  • Lounon May 18, 2021 at 11:19 am

    This is so pretty and cute !

  • Teresa Hall May 18, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Oh my goodness! I love all of those! So cute!

  • Susan Brittain May 18, 2021 at 11:21 am

    I really love all your “critter” cards. Adorable

  • Teresa Hall May 18, 2021 at 11:21 am

    I love all of those! So cute!

  • Maureen Pryor May 18, 2021 at 11:23 am

    adorable cards, I especially like the chimps and giraffe

  • Brenda McKinley May 18, 2021 at 11:26 am

    How could a card be anything but adorable with these two companies?! Super cute cards!

  • Debbie Frank May 18, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Oh my gosh, all of the cards are so cute! And that turtle little turtles little face, adorable!

  • Andrea Lawton May 18, 2021 at 11:35 am

    The Chimps are just way too cute and your colouring is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  • Cynthia O. May 18, 2021 at 11:44 am

    Really fun group of cards! Love how images from both companies blend so well on your cards.

  • Melissa Leftrick May 18, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Oh I love all of these but the underwater scene is my favorite! Two awesome companies!

  • Kim F May 18, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Wow!What adorable and detailed cards. I just love them all…super cute.

  • Laura Casselman May 18, 2021 at 11:58 am

    This is so cute! And professional looking with your awesome copic coloring skills! The critter stamps are my favorites!

  • Darlene Jante May 18, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    This is a cute set of stamps. You have very nice cards.

  • Gina Horn May 18, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    I love how you combined the last card with the Monkey and Giraffe. They look like they were meant to be together! So cute!

  • Brenda G May 18, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    What cute cards! Love the animals!! <3

  • Cindy Wesley May 18, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    I love all the cards. Love the one with “who let the dogs out” and “puppy mail”…., but my favorite has to be chimply the best go wild.

  • Jeane Campbell May 18, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Love all of your cards but the Puppy birthday card is really my favorite. Have to go check out the stamp set. (But the turtles are so cute, also!) You have a lot of talent with your coloring and blending. Great job.

  • Lindar C May 18, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Very cute cards! A fantastic collaboration!

  • Linda Longfellow May 18, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Your cards are adorable. Love the dog card.

  • Caro-ART May 18, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Wow, sweet cards!

  • Isabelle May 18, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Your 3 cards are fantastic and very inspiring ! I agree with you, the stamps of these 2 companies are really perfect to mix them.

  • Carrie Rhoades May 18, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    These cards are amazing, you can not tell there are different stamp sets in these, they are seemless!

  • MaryAnn H May 18, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Awesome cards!!!

  • Vivian May 18, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Your critters are the cutest! The dogs are precious!

  • Karen Gavin May 18, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    I love the cards you made. Such a great Blog. Looking forward to checking out your past dates and videos.

  • Jeannie May 18, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Your cards turned out wonderfully!

  • Lonya Mathys May 18, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    your cards are adorable!

  • Juanita Carter May 18, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Cathy, love all three cards you have here. I have purchased from Gerda Steine before but not Heffy Doodle.. definitely on my wishlist now!❤
    Thank you for sharing

  • Carol Matlock May 18, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    Love the whimsical animals and technique to do “sand”.

  • Ginger Ropp May 18, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Super cute cards!! Love those monkeys!!

  • Kinjal Trivedi May 18, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Love your coloring style and background details!

  • Lynn M Tjerne May 18, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Adorable! So Cute!

  • Christa Deelstra May 18, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Love your card. Especially the dog card, got now new idea’s. thank you for the inspiration. Greetings, Christa

  • Emma H May 18, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    Love these cards, so cute

  • Alison May 18, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    I love the turtles

  • Agnes Dobek May 18, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    Great cards. The fish one is my favorite.

  • Gail Scott May 18, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Cathy I like the cute turtles – sweet monkeys & giraffe and , the doggie is dog gone amazing TFS your art using these critters!

  • Aimeslee Winans May 18, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    All 3 cards are adorable and what lovely scenes you created. I have the Go Wild set so I immediately recognized that giraffe! xoxo

  • Talitha Wright May 18, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    The puppy card is my favorite! Your coloring and design is just great!

  • Lori May 18, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    These are so cute!

  • Lisa May 18, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Super cute cards!!

  • Kathy J in Ellicott City May 18, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    What great cards!

  • barbaraw May 18, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    these are adorable!

  • Donna Walls May 18, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Oh Gosh, these cards make me smile! I love scene cards and yours are terrific!

  • Jen Aultman May 18, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Oh my goodness! That baby tortoise is so adorable… And I love the way you colored the dogs on the card too!

  • Erin Beasley May 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Give aways are always lovely, I’m so grateful for the chance to win and to catch some inspiration along the way. The turtles are by far my favourite ❤️

  • Debi Brile May 18, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Wow! You’ve made such cute cards. Thanks for all the details of how you made them in the blog post. Debi

  • Linda May 18, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Love the bright colours!

  • Marisela Delgado May 18, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Both are so beautiful!

  • Laurie May 18, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Love the monkey card!! So cute!

  • Wendi J May 18, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    All 3 cards are wonderful and combine both companies so well.

  • Vanessab May 18, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    All 3 of your cards are soooooo cute!! These two companies really blend beautifully 😍

  • Kim Shaw May 19, 2021 at 2:47 am

    All your cards are just adorable! You should put them on YouTube!

  • Bhavya Raghavendra May 19, 2021 at 3:15 am

    This is so adorable Cathy! Love your colouring. xo

  • Izzy Scrap May 19, 2021 at 3:37 am

    WOW ! Three wonderful cards. Hard to believe that you mixed both companies’ stamps, they are matching so well together. Your designs are beautiful as well as your colouring, and I love the cute scenes you’ve made. Thanks for sharing !

  • S. Rohner May 19, 2021 at 6:07 am

    They match so well! Love those 3 cards!

  • dania May 19, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Such sweet cards! The look on that giraffe! Priceless

  • NatQuebec May 19, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Such nice inspiration and cards 💚

  • Sarah Ryan May 19, 2021 at 10:12 am

    That giraffe is a must-have stamp in my stash now. Your cards are amazing.

  • Vicki May 19, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Fun scenes with vibrant colors, very cheery cards.

  • Sarah Warren May 19, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Oh my goodness, all of these are absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing

  • Laurie F Helgason May 19, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Adorable cards. I like the bright colors.

  • Lynne In NI May 19, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Fab fun cards, all so cute!

  • Denise Bryant May 19, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Darling cards for the collab hop! I am loving these adorable critters and the way you coloring all the images! Your underwater scene is awesome!

  • Fikreta May 19, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Oh so many gorgeous cards!

  • Jasmin Oliver May 20, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Wow what great cards, I especially love the doggies ❤

  • spyder May 20, 2021 at 6:13 am

    I was a dog walker so I love the dog with his bone, A Card I could’ve sent to all my customers!! Fabulous creations!!

  • KT Fit Kitty May 20, 2021 at 9:29 am

    These are all so cute! Love your colouring! I adore scene cards, my favourite! Great hop, thank you!

  • Karthikha Uday May 20, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Super cute cards! The puppy mail one is just so darling adorable 😍💕

  • CHRISTI L STEINBECK May 20, 2021 at 9:40 am

    So much swweetness on one page! YOur coloring is FANTASTIC! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  • Anneleise Hampson May 20, 2021 at 11:53 am

    I love using my oceans of love and Let’s Shellabrate sets to create fun underwater scenes! I love your underwater card.

  • Deborah Popish May 20, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    I have nine grandchildren and they would love receiving one of these cards. Beautiful

  • Christine Kiehl May 20, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Awesome trio of cards! Loving the nautical themed stamps and dies!

  • Meghan Hendrix May 20, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Your cards are adorable!! I love the jellyfish and turtles and of course the monkeys!!

  • Sharon Gullikson May 20, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    The animals are really sweet. I especially love the turtles!

  • Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens May 20, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    I love your simple layout to your cards but with great attention to specific details to make it stand out. Love the adorable creatures you have combined for your cards Cathy. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Tiffany May 20, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Awww…. I LOVE all three cards…. so cute, but I’m gonna have to go with the puppy one as my favorite!

  • Sandra Bonagura May 20, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    what fun cards! these stamps do work well together!

  • Helen F May 21, 2021 at 5:54 am

    I love the way the sets from these 2 super companies work so well together!! All your cards are wonderful! So much fun with the beautiful bright colours and clever designs!Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂

  • Jeanne Beam May 21, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Absolutely adorable cards! Love the water scene…
    Thanks for sharing. I

  • Krysten Campbell May 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    I love the clever sentiments with the darling images, thank you for sharing!

  • Mary Holshouser May 21, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    I got a smile on my face when I saw your first
    card and it carried on through the rest of them.
    Darling cards. thanks for sharing

  • Shar Zar May 21, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Sensational ideas combining the sets.

  • Sue Rosa May 23, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    All the cards are adorable!!

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