Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day #4

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Hello Everyone,

It is Day 4 of the sneak peeks for the August Release for Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we continue the Halloween theme with some fun smaller sized stamps and dies.

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All new products will be available tomorrow, on 17th August 2018 at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft stores.

CARD #1 

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For my first card I used the Halloween Trio stamp and die set, coloured it with Copic markers. To create a scene I blended orange Distress Inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock. On a piece of acetate I added Tonic Nuvo black diamond glimmer paste through the Flying Bats stencil. I set it aside to dry.

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Meanwhile I die cut a Leafy Tree Backdrop (Lawn Fawn) die from black cardstock 2 times, and the NND grassy border from green patterned paper 2 times. To achieve a bit more dimensional feel, i layered the grass in between the 2 tree layers.

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When the acetate piece dried, I assembled the card by simply layering the elements on top of each other. I used a strong score-tape to make sure the acetate sticks well to the cardstock.

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CARD #2

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I started with stamping, colouring and die cutting the images from the cute mini set called Boo Hoo. It is so playful. 

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I adhered a piece of patterned paper to an A2 sized top folding note card, and die cut the MFT Peek-a-boo die from black and purple cardstocks. I layered an aqua patterned paper under it. 

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I white heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom and embellished the black panel with some black die cut bats (from the Halloween trio stamp set). 

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I adhered the ghosts and the owl in the windows and added the cute speech bubbles. A bit of black glaze pen on the eyes of the ghosts to make it shiny and glossy accents on the beak of the owl finished off this card.

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CARD #3

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I stamped and coloured the candy corns with Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I cut a black banner with the Frames and Flags die set and white heat embossed the funny sentiment on it. I love this!

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I die cut a postage stamp panel (Framework die set) from yellow cardstock and layered a stitched rectangle cut from patterned paper on it. I popped up the black banner with 3D foam tape and embellished the card with orange matte enamel dots (Doodlebug).

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Halloween Trio” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here is 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 Thursday August 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 17th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar–> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like today’s cards and enjoyed all the sneak peeks. These adorable new products will be available tomorrow! Happy shopping!

Zsofi

 

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day #3

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Hello Everyone,

It is Day 3 of the sneak peeks for the August Release for Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are showcasing the Hoppy Halloween stamp and die set and a fabulous new stencil Flying Bats (you will see me using it tomorrow).

All new products will be available on 17th August 2018 at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft stores.

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For my card today I stamped all the cute bunnies from the stamp set on Bristol Smooth paper with Versafine Black Onyx ink and clear heat embossed them. I used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens to add colour to all, and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I prepared an alcohol inked background to create a spooky night sky and white heat embossed a sentiment on it. To create the scene I die cut the cloud border from black and white cardstock and layered them on top of each other slightly offset. I love the look I got this way.

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I did the same trick with a stitched border die for the bottom of my scene. I also die cut the grassy border from green cardstock.

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I made the scene dimensional by adhering some elements flat and some popped up with 3D foam tape. A bit of glossy accent I could not resist to add to the candies. 

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Hoppy Halloween” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here is 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 Thursday August 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 17th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar–> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

I hope you like today’s cards and you will come back tomorrow for more fun sneak peeks!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day #2

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Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the sneak peeks for the August Release for Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are revealing the Fabulous Frenchies stamp and die set, which is the cutest ever. All dog lovers will love this!

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All new products will be available on 17th August 2018 at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft stores.

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For my card I made a lot of masking. I wanted to create a scene with a lot of dogs celebrating together. So I stamped and masked off the dog with the hat in the front, then the 2 other dogs on the sides and lastly the 2 in the back row. When all the dogs were stamped, I covered them all with their masks and stamped the balloons. I covered those too as I wanted an ink blended background: first I sponged Mowed Lawn Distress ink through a grassy hillside stencil (MFT), then Tumbled Glass Distress ink for the sky.

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To add more texture I added white pigment ink through the cloudy sky stencil and clear heat embossed it. After it cooled down, I also heat embossed the sentiment from the Birthday Essentials stamp set with WOW Primary Blue Tang embossing powder. I repeated the heat embossing for a darker result as I was heat embossing on a heat embossed area.

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After removing the masks I coloured the scene with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens. I made the noses and eyes of the dogs shin with a black glaze pen and a white gel pen.

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When the scene was ready, I matted it with a black rectangle and adhered it to a white top folding card base.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fabulous Frenchies” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here is 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 Thursday August 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 17th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar–> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

I hope you like today’s cards and you will come back tomorrow for more fun sneak peeks!

See you,

Zsofi

 

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day #1

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Hello Everyone,

It is the time for the first sneak peek for the August Release for Newton’s Nook Designs. It is all about autumn and fully packed with gorgeous designs! I cannot wait to show you everything!

All new products will be available on 17th August 2018 at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft stores.

The set we are featuring today is called Classy Teachers and is perfect for back to school projects.

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I have made a card set using the cute images from the stamp set. I coloured them with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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CARD #1

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For my first card I made a stencilled background using the Echo Park Apple a day stencil with Distress inks. Before removing the stencil, I have sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer spritz for a subtle sparkle. I die cut this with a stitched rectangle die and stamped the sentiment on the bottom with black ink. I gave it a black mat also to make it pop even more.

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To put the girl with the huge apple in the focus, I die cut a stitched oval frame from green cardstock and another 2 from white cardstock. I layered them on top of each other. I die cut an oval from light pink too for the background. I popped up the girl with 3D foam squares and added a die cut thanks (Lawn Fawn die) over it.

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As a finishing touch I added Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and glossy accents to the apple, and adhered the whole panel to a white A2 sized card base.

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CARD #2

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I started with making a tag from kraft cardstock and patterned papers using the Fancy Edge Tag die set. I stamped a sentiment on the side and popped up my coloured images with 3D foam squares. I added some twine and glossy accents to the books and apple.

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I created a background for my tag using patterned paper and a stitched rectangle cut from peacock cardstock.

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CARD #3

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I used a bunch of Doodlebug patterned papers and an Inky Paws Challenge sketch to create this card.

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For the background I used several stitched rectangle dies and arranged them according to the sketch. I white heat embossed a sentiment on the blackboard the girl is holding, and adhered it flat but at an angle to the card.

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A tiny bit of glossy accents on the shoes and stripes of the dress along with some enamel dots finished off this colourful card.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Classy Teachers” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here is 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 Thursday August 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 17th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar–> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

I hope you like today’s cards and you will come back tomorrow for more fun sneak peeks!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy birthday from the gang

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in to share a card I made for the Mama Elephant Guest Designer Call. I wanted to use a stamp set I have not tried yet, so I chose the Animal Parade set.

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I started with stamping and colouring the images with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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Then I made some alcohol inked backgrounds using blues and green inks. I used a round blending tool with a felt on to apply the ink with a dabbing motion. The Blending solution really helped to get a lovely texture. I set it aside to dry for 30 mins, then I die cut the grassy borders from the green and trimmed the blue to be the sky.

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I popped up the images with 3D foam tape for more dimension, and added a yellow gingham patterned paper on the bottom to balance the colours. I decided to stamp an extra sentiment on this strip along with some music notes, which I coloured in with a black glaze pen. It gave some extra shin and dimension, looks great in real life.

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I also added a stitched strip of black cardstock on the bottom of the grassy borders, and covered the balls and the drum with Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and glossy accents. The final touch was to add some jewels from Lucy’s Little Things as balls above the joggling penguin.

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I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Make your own background.

I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #451

Hello Everyone,

I am here today as a Guest Designer for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #451, sponsored by Newton’s Nook Designs. The theme is Back to school.

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I cannot believe that in a month time my daughter will start the 2nd grade at school. I know it is not going to be easy at the beginning to get used to studying again, therefore I made a couple of lunch box notes already which I can sneak in next to her sandwich in her box. I wish it will brighten her day and remind her how awesome she is.

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I started with stamping an colouring my favourite unicorns from the Newton’s Nook Design Believe in Unicorns stamp set. I used Copic markers, Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and a bit of stickles on the horns for an even brighter sparkling effect.

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I cut the images with the coordinating dies.

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I also die cut some white frames with the Frameworks Die set and adhered a piece of vellum to the back of them. I glued the unicorns in place and stamped my sentiments with Staz-on black ink on the vellum.

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For the background I used Lawn Fawn Really rainbow patterned papers (my favourite from the pack) and cut it to cover a 4 bar card (3 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches).

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As a finishing touch I added a few Crystal Stars from Studio Katia.

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I wish you like my mini lunch box notes and you got inspired to play along this fun challenge. All details about the challenge you may read here.

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See you soon,

Zsofi

 

 

Crocodile birthday ft. Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I have recently got my hands on some Heffy Doodle stamps, dies and stencils, and I was finally able to get some play time and make some cards with them. I am in love with their style, the stamps are really versatile and easy to combine. Today I played with the Party Palooza and the Happy Snappy Crocs stamps and dies.

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I started with stamping, colouring and die cutting the images. Then I just sat down and played with them – it is really relaxing. I came up with a few Croc-cake combos, and I adhered them together as I wanted to put them on my cards. I also embellished each with Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and Glossy accents.

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Then I created the backgrounds. I die cut 3 postage stamp edged rectangles (Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks die set) from Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the stitched edge and applied Distress inks through the Numicon Stencil. I wanted a variation so I used different ink colours on each panel.

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Then I mounted these on kraft card bases and stamped the sentiments on each. On some cards I white heat embossed parts of the sentiments on dark brown cardstock and used the coordinating dies to cut around them. I just love the look!

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When all was stamped and arranged, I adhered the cards together. I used 3D foam tape to mount the crocs with the cakes.

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I will link this project up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Wild Thing and Wednesday Challenge Make your own background.

I hope you like my cards and got enthusiastic to try some Heffy Doodle fun too.

See you soon,

Zsofi