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,


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?


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!



Butterfly wishes – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here again with a fun technique which allows you to turn your stamped images into real embellishments. I used stamps and dies from Pink and Main.

I used the You can fly stamp set for this technique because it has an outline stamp and a solid one, but it can work without the solid piece too, I will tell you how. First I white heat embossed the outline butterfly on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I made 2 butterflies as I wanted to try two inking techniques.

On one I just scribbled Tombow markers and washed away the colours with a wet baby wipe. So easy and vibrant colours!

On the second one I used Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush: this inking method gave much smoother and softer tones. Both are beautiful don’t you think?

When it was dry I stamped the solid image over the coloured one with clear embossing ink and covered it with clear embossing powder. I repeated the process with an iridescent glittery powder too to get more sparkle. If you use a stamp which does not have a solid pair, you can simply use your embossing ink pad directly on the paper. I cut the butterflies with their coordinaing die.

To make my butterflies pop, I simply die cut stitched rectangles from woodgrain cardstock and matted them with an aqua one. I popped up the butterflies with 3D foam squares and added a heat embossed sentiment from the Special day stamp set which I cut with the Sentiment strip dies.

I hope you enjoyed this fun technique and will give it a try. See you soon with more ideas!