Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Today is the last day of the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, all new products will be available tomorrow (15/02). We have 2 new mini sets debuting today, Spring pile up and Puppy Pals. Who can resist?

CARD 1.

For my card I played with the background first: I wanted a very cheerful and colourful flower background. The new Bold Blooms stencil is absolutely fabulous. I used Distress Oxide inks directly on a top folding white notecard and a mini dauber to be able to add colours separately to each flower. Removing the stencil is always the fun part, I really like how it turned out!

Then I stamped and coloured the stacked animals using Copic markers. I cut them out with the coordinating die. I love that the die set has an extra Happy Easter sentiment too (I used it on my card for Day 2).

I took a strip of kraft cardstock, stamped the sentiment with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink and adhered a tiny bit of grassy border (Land border dies) on the bottom before gluing the coloured image. I matted it with Guava cardstock (Lawn Fawn) and adhered to the card base.

A bit of glossy accents on the eggs, noses and the beak of the chicken plus the usual black glaze pen on the eyes of the lamb finished off this cheerful card.

CARD 2.

For my second card I went in totally different colour direction: red-blue and black&white. It is so indifferent this way, perfect for both genders. I coloured the cute puppies with Copic markers and after die cutting them with the coordinating dies I adhered them to a white tag (Fancy Edges Tag die set).

While I was at die cutting I cut another tag from dark red cardstock and also an embellishing piece for the top of the tag from blue cardstock. The reinforcer is again red to match the twine i used.

The sentiment I stamped in black on the bottom of the tag and added the little heart above the heads of the puppies. I popped up the tag with 3D foam tape on a checked background paper which was cut to cover the front of an A2 sized card. I did not add any embellishments to this card, only a bit of glossy accents to the noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Spring Pile Up” or the “Puppy Pals” Stamp Set?We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 Thursday February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th. 

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

Zsofia Molnar –>you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the release week and the new goodies cheered you up. I would love to know which sets you liked the most and what will jump in your shopping carts tomorrow 🙂

Until next time, happy crafting and happy shopping!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but not over the cute stamps and dies. Today our Design Team showcases the new kitty set called Newton’s Peeps. I am sure that the Newton fans were waiting eagerly to see what their favourite cat is up to this month:

For my card I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I added glossy accents to the beaks, the bow, emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and added some freckles to the kitties’ cheeks with a white gel pen.

To create the background I die cut the postage edge rectangle from the Framewoks die set from Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then used masking tape to cover the edges and applied Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink in a light layer. I used the Bokeh Stencil 1 to add the same ink a bit more heavily for a tone on tone look. Then I took the Bokeh 2 stencil to add Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink and as the last layer i turned the stencil around to add Delicata White shimmer pigment ink. I love how it adds to the layers and gives a very delicate look.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle with blank ink and added a grassy border (Land border die set) to the bottom.

I adhered the critters, some flat and some with 3D foam squares. Finally i matted the scene with a light yellow cardstock before adding it to a side folding white notecard. Such a happy little Easter card, don’t you think?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s peeps” 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)! 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 February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th. 

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

Zsofia Molnar –>you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like my card for today! Come back tomorrow for the last 2 stamp/die reveals! You will love them!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 2

Hello dear friends,

It is Day 2 of the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, and i promise you that you will fall in love with the new Woodland Spring stamp set! Ahh..my heart cannot stand the cuteness! Perfect for spring scenes but also great just for a relaxing colouring evening if you like.

For my card I coloured the adorable critters using Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then adhered them on a strip of kraft cardstock.

I used the Sky border die set to create the scalloped edges from doll pink cardstock. To make it more festive I mounted this piece on a golden foiled patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs). I love how the warmth of the golden shiny paper matches the cuteness of the woodland animals.

I used the smaller stamps from the stamp set to adorn the critters and added a drop of glossy accent to the middle of the flowers and noses. It was hard to resist but no shimmer no extra embellishments this time, i wanted the sweet images to take center stage on their own.

The sentiment is a stacked die cut: i adhered 3 layers of green cardstock sentiments with liquid glue to get a dimensional look. The set which has this die will be revealed soon!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Woodland 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)! 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 February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th. 

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

Zsofia Molnar –>you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like my card for today! Come back tomorrow for more cuteness!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 1

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am so excited to share with you my projects for the awesome February Release at Newton’s Nook Designs: just get ready for spring for the whole week! At least on my blog 🙂 Today our Design Team features the Loads of blooms stamp and die sets, a stand-alone die set and 2 new stencils. All new products will be available on 15/02!

For my cards I used the Loads of blooms stamp and die set only, the rest of the new products i will show you later.

I love the designs in this set and i always have a problem to choose only one for a card. So I coloured 2 of the images with Copic markers along with some extra pieces of the little flowers so that I can make 2 cards. I am longing for spring so much that I kept the colours very fresh and cheerful. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

For both cards I used the same patterned paper pad (Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid) and cut pieces to cover an A2 sized card front. The first card is a top folding design, where I die cut a white stitched oval to carry the girl with the pretty tulips. I popped her up with 3D foam squares. I also die cut a pink scalloped rectangle using the Framework die set.

I also die cut a yellow banner from the Frames and Fags die set and a thinner, green one from the Lawn Fawn Everyday sentiments banner die set. I stamped the sentiment from the Loads of blooms stamp set and assembled the card.

As a finishing touch i added some Studio Katia Jewels in coordinating colours and also coated the tulips with a clear shimmer pen. I just could not resist adding a bit of glossy accents to the little leaves and the girl’s shoes.

For the second card I adhered the girl with the umbrella on a white Zig Zag stitched circle (MFT die) and matted it with a doll pink simple die cut circle (SSS Nested Circles). I glued the extra die cut flowers all around the girl, i think it adds to the spring feel!

The sentiment I stamped in black on a green stitched banner and added a thinner yellow one under it. Both banners I cut with the Frames and flags die set.

After assembling the card in a vertical layout, I added clear shimmer to the dots on her dress and glossy accents on the boots, buttons, pocket, on the handle of the umbrella and the middle of the flowers.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Loads of Blooms” 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 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th. 

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

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like my springy projects for today! Come back tomorrow for more cuteness!

See you,

Zsofi

Unicorn birthday card – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Pink and Main blog today with a cute birthday card for unicorn lovers. Actually I designed this card for my daughter who just turned 8 yesterday. She loved it!

I am not a fussy cutter but i wanted to give another look to all the cute unicorns in the Sweet Carousel stamp set. Therefore i stamped and coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with my scissors. I ran a black marker on the edges of each image to cover up any imperfection caused by my not that advanced fussy cutting skills. It makes magic, I tell you!

Then I cut a piece of the foiled dot patterned paper from the Watercolor Foil paper pad. I love this pad so much, the foiling makes it super special!

I die cut the Magical word die from rose gold specialty cardstock and the shadow of it from purple cardstock. I adhered them together and glued it on a thin strip of white cardstock. Around the die cut I heat embossed the rest of the sentiment from the Magical stamp set using rose gold embossing powder. I assembled the card and used liquid glue to add the sweet unicorns. As a finishing touch i added clear shimmer to the hair and some glossy accents here and there to emphasize some details.

I hope you like this clean and simple yet very special birthday card and I inspired you to look at your stamps with different eyes. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi




Guess Whooo loves you?

Hello Everyone,

I have a cute, masculine love card on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today. I am totally into owls this winter, and the Love Owl-ways stamp set is absolutely one of my favourites. Aren’t these birds just the sweetest?

I started with stamping and colouring the owl couple using warm grey copic markers. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also die cut some white and grey trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set and also some speech bubbles (Lawn Fawn die) to hold my sentiments which I stamped in black.

I chose an orange plaid patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper pad and a grey toned one from Reverse Confetti. I cut the latter to a strip, matted it with dark grey and arranged the scene. I layered the grey trees and speech bubbles under the white ones tiny offset to create a shadow. It makes them pop off the background.

The owls I mounted with 3D foam squares and stamped an additional sentiment on the orange patterned paper to finish the card. A little bit of glossy accent I had to add to the beaks, but I did not use any further embellishment this time.

I hope you like my card and got inspired. Hope you pop in again tomorrow for some more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

Clean and simple Love card – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a simple love card using goodies from LDRS Creative for the quickly approaching Valentine’s Day, but can be used for any occasion as a little act of kindness.

I started with stamping the bunch of heart balloons from the Cloud no.9. stamp set on a piece of white cardstock. Then I used the small rectangle die from the Eyelet Lace Rectangle die set to cut it and matted it with a pretty patterned paper from the Sincerely Yours paper pad before adhering it to an A2 sized piece of patterned paper from the same pad.

I used alcohol markers in red and pink tones to add colour to the heart balloons. I covered them with a clear shimmer pen for a sparkly look.

The sentiment I die cut with the Love die 3 times from dark red cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I cut an extra piece from a scrap piece of white cardstock too, and used a pink marker to colour the two hearts which I adhered to the sentiment. I also coated these inlaid hearts with glossy accents. I love how it looks, like little shiny gems!

I had a lot of little red hearts left from die cutting the sentiment and I just could not have the heart to throw them away. Therefore i adhered them all around my focal panel. Such a simple way to embellish a clean and simple card, but i really love the result! 

I hope I inspired you with this card and you will make some handmade cards for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi