Newton's Nook Designs February Release – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my blog! It is Day 2 of the February release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. We are showing you the super cute  Bitty bibs stamp set and Baby bibs die set. There is also a great new scene-building die set called Sky scene builder (I will show this in action later this week) All new products will be available on 21st February.

CARD 1

My first card idea was inspired by the setiments in the set. I stamped and coloured the cute bibs and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

I chose a blue watercolour wash patterned paper as the background, cut it tiny smaller than A2 and backed it with a dark blue pattered paper. I cut 2 thin strips of dark grey cardstock as poles and some grass with the Land border dies.

I used twine in between the poles and hanged the bibs using 3D foam squares. The sentiments I stamped with grey ink.

I added a bit of shimmer to the critters on the bibs, used a black glaze pen on their eyes and a drop of glossy accents I put on the beaks and the water splash. Looks so cute, right?

CARD 2

I love the layering Baby bibs set, I had to make a card using only those! So here it is:

First I created the background using the new Petite Flowers stencil with Metallix Deco Foil White Pearl Gel from Thermoweb on vivid pink cardstock.

Until it was drying I die cut the Baby bib from pink cardstock, heat embossed a sentiment on it in white and backed it with the scalloped piece cut from white cardstock. While I was at die cutting I also cut a few frames using the Frameworks set, stacked them together for dimension and topped it with a white glitter one. I cut the ribbon for the bib from the same cardstock.

When the background was dry, I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags, backed the frames with vellum and attached the bib to it. Perfect for a new baby girl!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Bitty Bibs” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winnerHere’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today and will join us tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton's Nook Designs February Release – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

It is my favourite part of the month, when we start revealing the new release at Newton’s Nook Designs. I hope you are all ready for Spring! Today we are showcasing the adorable Hop to Spring stamp and die set. There are also two fantastic new stencils coming, called Raindrops and Petite Flowers (I will show this in action soon!) All new products will be available on 21st February.

Here is my card for today:

As always I started with stamping and colouring the sweet bunny in the waering can on white cardstock and coloured it with Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I cut a few extra layers of simple white cardstock too, which I adhered under the coloured one until it was as thick as a chipboard.

I stamped the sentiment on a small white tag which I die cut with the Tag times two die set, and attached it to the watering can with twine. It would look so cute as a tag for a bunch of flowers on its own!

For the background I used Nuvo shimmer powders and when it was dry I applied Thermoweb Glitz Glitter gel in Brilliant Blue colour through the Raindrops stencil. Looks gorgeous and dimensional! Lovely!

When it was dry I die cut it with the rounded rectangle from Frames and Flags, cut also some grass with the Land border dies and some clouds with the Sky border dies. The latter I distressed a bit with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink to match the background more.

After assembling the scene, I gave it a grey mat and adhered it to a kraft scalloped rectangle. It was then mounted on a white top folding notecard. A bit of clear shimmer on the can and a drop of glossy accent on the nose and stripe finished off this cute spring card.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Hop Into Spring” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the reveals and will join us tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Sending love ft. Lawn Fawn

Hello dears,

I was supposed to post this 2 days ago but my kiddos were a bit sick, so I was playing nurse. It was lovely to cuddle up on the couch and read fairy tales. Back to my card… it is quite clean and simple, but I was longing to use those little birds from Lawn Fawn’s Stud Puffin set.

I stamped and coloured them with Copic markers an used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped the sentiment on Guava cardstock and cut it out with a thin banner die.

While I was at die cutting, I cut the Quilted backdrop die from white cardstock and backed it with a rainbow striped patterned paper from the Really Rainbow collection. I used the stitched strip die from Picket Fence to cut some strips as decoration from the same paper.

I also cut a Lacey heart from black cardstock and an Outside in stitched heart from light blue and stacked them together.

I assembled the card and popped up the sentiments and the birds with 3D foam squares. I covered the beaks, legs and the hearts with glossy accents to make them shine and used a black gel pen on the eyes to emphasize them a bit more. So cute!

I will upload this to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #70 Lots of love.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will check back next week for the new release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! Starts on Monday, 17/02!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Create your own vases with Pink and Main!

Hello Everyone,

I will not reveal a secret if I tell you that I am a real woman and love flowers. I love to get, and love to give – and with spring slowly approaching I am longing for them even more. Until the real ones get to the market (my favourites are tulips) I enjoyed colouring these beauties from Pink and Main.

I started with colouring the bouquets from Gorgeous Vases from the latest release. I used Copic markers and cut everything with their coordinating dies.

I wanted to make my own vases so I stamped the solid vases with green and blue inks and created a mask around it using full sticky post it notes. Then I placed the Garden Gate stencil over it and applied white pigment ink directly from the ink pad. I removed the mask and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Aren’t they gorgeous? They look so real thanks to the texture and shine!

I cut them out with the coordinating dies and glued them together with the bouquets. I popped each vase on a thin strip of white cardstock which I matted with a slightly wider black one. For the background I used patterned paper from the new Pastel Dreams paper pad.

The sentiments are from the Spring sentiments set, white heat embossed on a very skinny black strip and adhered directly to the vases. I love how it becomes part of the design.

I finished the cards with some black glaze pen dots on the vases and the middle of the flowers and covered the petals with clear shimmer for a subtle sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed this unique technique and you will give it a try. Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow for a really cute love project!

Zsofi

For you, Valentine!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series over at Heffy Doodle. I love to mix stamp sets when creatin a scene, and as soon as I saw the new Purrfect Day stamp set I knew I would mix them with the dogs and mice from previous releases!

First I stamped the critters from Purrfect Day, Yappy Happy Mail and Hello Squeakheart. Then I used my Copics to colour them, I kept the colours quite neutral for the animals and added shades of pink to the accessories. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

For my scene I needed a simple pink background, I chose a watercolour wash patterned paper for this. I cut a thin strip of dark grey cardstock to serve as floor and asssembled the scene. I kept playing for a while until I foun the right place for all those cuties, but I love how it turned out.

So funny how they are trying to surprise each other with something. My favourite is the flying dog!

The sentiment I die cut from pink glitter cardstock using the Valentine Heffy cut. Around it I stamped the rest of the sentiment using the More classic sentiments set and grey ink. I love how you can create your own sentiments just by mixing die cuts with stamps. So versatile!

I finished the scene with a skinny kraft frame which I cut with the biggest of the Skinny Imperial Rectangle Frames die set. It makes it complete.

I emphasized some details with glossy accents and used a black glaze pen on the noses and eyes to make them shiny. A little white gel pen dots on the cheeks and my card is finished!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Birthday shaker – Newton's Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I have a really cute interactive card for you today, created the awesome Puppy Playtime set from the latest release of Newton’s Nook Designs. I am in love with these dogs, and after my last puppy party card I had some extra pups ready to party too.

This time I gave them a huge balloon which is actually a shaker. I used the Balloon shaker die set to create it: the frame I die cut from holographic blue cardstock and the from a 3D foam adhesive – makes it so easy to create a shaker. With the background die I cut a piece of acetate and also Bristol Smooth cardstock which I inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Uplifting wishes set in blue directly on the background and added clear seed beads inside.

The background is inked with Distress Oxide inks and I used the Balloon stencil with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink over the sky to create a tone on tone look. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle. On the bottom I used the Hills and Grass stencil and Twisted Citron / Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks.

I cut the panel with the stitched scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags and assembled the scene. The big balloon I attached to a little bone with a string cut from golden glitter cardstock.

As a finishing touch I added clear simmer to the party hats and covered the bone and noses with glossy accents. Isn’t this card adorable?

I hope you like today’s inspiration and will check back soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Sweet Treats Blog Hop with Newton's Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to share with you my projects for the 6th annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop organised by the awesome Newton’s Nook Designs. As Valentine’s Day is so close, I brought you a couple of ideas how to wrap chocolate in a cute way. Let’s dive in! But make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

For all my project I used the Tides of love stamp set and coordinating dies and the Bokeh hearts stencil from the latest release.

Chocolate bar wrap

My daughter loves to get some small chocolate bars in her lunch box on special days. The idea here is to create your own wrap for a small bar with a cute critter and a fun sentiment.

I used coloured copy paper for these. The dark brown measures 2,75×4,5 inches and I used the Scalloped rectangle die to decorate the edge of it. Then I added a pink strip which I stencilled with the Bokeh hearts stencil and pink Distress Oxide inks. This one measures 2,5*4,5 inches. I wrapped it around and embellished it with critters from Tides of Love.

The sentiments I stamped in small Speech bubbles.

Lollipop banner

I don’t like candies but once in a while I allow my son to have one. Wouldn’t it be cute to give away a couple of these for Valentine’s Day as a class treat?

So easy to make: I created banners from dark brown cardstock with the help of a banner die from Frames and Flags, added a heat embossed sentiment and adhered a cute die cut fish.

Of course I had to embellish those with glossy accents.

Choco bag

Perfect for smaller chocolate kisses. I arranged them in aplastic bag and created a topper using a Scalloped rectangle die.

I used the same stencil to add colour to the pink part, adhered the Copic coloured whale and simply stamped the setiment in brown.

Chocolate fingers holder

This one was the most complicated out of today’s projects. I used the rounded stitched rectangle from Frames and flags as the base, and heat embossed the sentiment on the top of it.

Then I added a wrap to it which holds the choco bars in place using a stitched scallop rectangle die and the layering hearts stencil again. That cute octopus is the perfect match for it, don’t you think?

Giveaway

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop? We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners! Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Monday, February 10th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 11th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I wish you enjoyed my ideas for this special event. If you are curious what I created last year, click here. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon!

Hugs,

Zsofi