Treat yo’ self – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a super cute ice cream card because summer equals ice-cream, don’t you think? I used Newton’s Nook Designs stencils, stamps and dies to create this fun little one.

First I stamped ad coloured the image from the Newton’s Summer Treats set, I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used is the following:

  • CAT: EB5, MB4, MB3, MB1,
  • ICE CREAM: GB4, GB2, MB1, PP5, PP4, PP2, DR5, DR3, DR1, CT1, LY1, EB5, EB3, LG4, LG2, LG1

I used the coordinating die to cut the cat out and focused on the background. I had the idea of using the new Cupcake layering stencil set to make an ice cream background. So I used the first layer with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink on kraft cardstock and poured clear embossing powder on it until it was wet. I heated it with my heat tool to give it some shine. Then for the second layer I used white pigment ink, it looks like cream on kraft! So delicate and yummy!

It was time to set the scene: I die cut the background with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags and die cut a big vellum circle and a smaller pink one with the Circle Frame dies. I also cut 2 hearts wit the same set from pink cardstock. For my sentiment I needed a mint green banner for the message, I used the Banner Trio for that.

I stamped the sentiment on the pink circle from the Newton’s Summer Treat stamp set and another one from the Birthday Roundabout stamp set on the green banner. Then I assembled the card, I used 3D foam squares to pop up the banner and the focal image. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the hearts and ice cream toppers.

I hope you liked my card for today and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Summertime fun – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

If you are looking for the NND 8 anniversary blog hop, click HERE.

It has been a while since I managed to play along any challenges, but I could not resist the current Lawn Fawnatics one: Summertime fun. As all my summer cards, this was inspired by our favourite lake near Budapest.

I stamped and coloured images from several Lawn Fawn sets: On the beach, Really High Five and Butterfly kisses. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them in and the coordinating dies to cut them out. The colours are used are the following:

  • umbrella: BT9, BT7, BT5, CT4, CT3, CT1
  • bear: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1
  • rabbit: BG5, BG2, BG1, FS7
  • fox: BO4, BO3, BO1, BG2, BG1
  • ball: BT7, BT5, BT1
  • butterflies: GT3, GT1
  • drink: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, CT4, CT1, BT5

I also used a couple of dies and coloured cardstocks to set the scene: Stitched Waves for the water, Leafy Tree Backdrop, Cattail border and Grassy Hillside border for the landscape and the Sunburst Backdrop for the bakground.

I used Distress Oxide inks to add some shading and depth. I also added some diluted ink sprinkles, it adds so much texture.

I framed the scene with the largest Stitched Rectangle Frames.

The sentiment I stamped directly on the background and used glossy accents and a black glaze pen to emphasize some details.

I will upload this card to the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #104, Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Color with us) and also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Lazy Days of summer).

I hope you enjoyed this fun summer card and will come back for more inspiration soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs 8 Year Celebration

Hello Everyone,

Today I am excited to be part of  the 8 year anniversary celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs! To celebrate this awesome milestone, Newton’s Nook Designs has released adorable new cupcake themed products, which I will be sharing on my projects today. There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

Here are my projects:

CARD 1

For the first card I have stamped Newton’s Cupcake on white alcohol ink friendly cardstock and the main image once more on patterned paper. I coloured the kitty and the topping with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, here is a lost of colours I used: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, DR5, DR3, DR1, GB4, GB2, MB1, BT7, VB1, BT1, EB5, EB3.

I used the coordinating dies to cut the coloured images and fussy cut the cupcake holder which I stamped on patterned paper. I added some shading to this and adhered it on the top of the coloured image. It looks so fun! I also stamped a sentiment on the cupcake itself, I love how it looks!

To assemble the scene I die cut a scalloped rectangle (Frames and Flags die set) from the same patterned paper which I used for the cupcake and the rounded rectangle from aother patterned paper. All papers are from the Hello Sunshine Remix paper pad from Lawn Fawn. I added this a dark grey cardstock mat and assembled the scene.

I white heat embossed an extra sentiment from the Heartfelt blooms stamp set on a teal banner and popped it up with 3D foam tape. I used the Balloon Shaker dies to die cut some festive embellisments and added glossy accents to the cherries and sprinkles.

CARD 2

For my second card I wanted the stenciled backgroud to be in the focus. I used the first layer of the Cupcake stencil on Fog cardstock with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink, but I masked off the cupcake toppings. I wanted those to be brown, so I used Ground Espresso on those parts. A small blending brush was helping me to get it done easily. For the second layer I used Kitch Flamingo and for the third I mixed Picked Raspberry with Ranger Texture Paste so it has some dimension.

When the panel was dry I cut it down a little to fit inside a postage edge rectangle which I cut with the Frameworks die from teal cardstock.

The sentiment is white heat embossed on a stitched banner (Banner Trio dies). It is from Heartfelt Blooms, I love this set for all the sentiments too.

SALE

To celebrate such a wonderful milestone, Newton’s Nook Designs is also offering a 15% discount on your entire order this weekend (16-19/07/2021). Make sure to use the code “8YEARS“. All details on the website.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $50 store credit to the Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop?

We will choose TWO lucky winners!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 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, July 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, July 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox


I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will hop along with us. Happy shopping!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Birthday wishes – Heffy Doodle

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I have a cute birthday card for you which is quite unisex, could work for boys and girls too. I feel I never have enough birthday cards so I came up with a design which is easy enough to make a couple of it or alter it with tiny changes and get a different look. Let me guide you through the process and share some tips.

First I stamped the images from the Popping by stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

When I need quick cards I prefer using patterned paper than making my own backgrounds. If you like, you can easily exchange the patterned paper with a stenciled background too, it would look awesome! Heffy Doodle offers a whole bunch of wonderful stencils to choose from.

To add some instant dimension I die cut the Scalloped Imperial frame die 3 times from grey cardstock and the Happy Birthday sentiment 3 times from yellow. I layered them on top of each other, popped up the images with 3D foam tape and my design was ready.

The only thing left was to add finishing touches. I like to use a clear shimmer pen on balloons and glossy accents on the ribbons of the packaging. It makes it so festive and adds a lot to a simply design too. On the eyes I used a black glaze pen, it makes it shiny.

What I really enjoy about this card design is that you can easily alter it to be interactive: Just make the frame a shaker and fill it with clear sequins. The sky is the limit how to change it up a little and get a completely different look.

I hope I inspired you and you will check back later for more fun projects. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Have a blast! – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I brought you a fun idea how to get more out of your Newton’s 4th July stamp sets after the memorial day is over.

I started with stamping and colouring the kitty on the rocket using Copic markers. I went with a grey-red-blue combo, simply because I love how it looks. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

Then I created the background: on a piece of red cardstock I used the Fireworks stencil with Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel in red. It gives a gorgeous tone on tone look! And the sparkle! Heavenly.

My initial idea was to make a shaker in the middle of the card so I die cut the inside scalloped rectangles from Frameworks 4 times from navy cardstock and adhered them together. I made sure to add a piece of acetate under the last layer. The sentiment I stamped on a grey banner which I die cut with the Frames and flags die set, and adhered it to the bottom of the frame.

When I placed the frame on the glittery background I realized that it looks awesome on its own, so I did not fill the frame with sequins, but you can totally do it. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the rocket and glossy accents on the red parts of it. Perfect birthday card for a boy!

I hope I inspired you and you will try to stretch your holiday stamps too.

Thanks for stoppig by and see you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the June Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! We have 2 roundabout sets for you today, all summer themed: BBQ Roundabout and Seashell Roundabout both coordinate perfectly with the Circle Frames and Banner Trio die sets (previously released).

All new products will be available on Friday, 18/06/2021!

CARD 1

I stamped and coloured the image from the BBQ Roundabout stamp set with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours used are the following – DR5, DR3, DR1, AP3, AP1, BO4, BO3, BO1, GY2, CT4, CT1, IG10, IG6, DG4, DG3, DG2, AG2, AG1, LG1, BG5, BG2, BG1, EB3, MB3, MB1. I used a Circle Frames die to cut it out.

For th background I chose a super cute paper from the Doodlebug Bar-be-cute pad. I popped up the scalloped circle with 3D foam squares.

I white heat embossed 2 sentimens on black cardstock, one from the BBQ Roundabout set and one from the Mom & Dad stamp set. I cut them out with a stitched banner die from Banner Trio and popped them up with 3D foam squares.

I finished the card with a black glaze pen, I used it on the ants and seeds. I also added glossy accents to some parts of the images so they have a shiny finish.

CARD 2

For my second card I wanted to try something different: I created an alcohol ink background on Glossy cardstock with the following inks: Indigo, Denim, Cobalt, Aquamarine, Laguna, Glacier, Aqua. I used a blending felt pad and blending solution to blend the colours and added drops of Pentart Media Ink too for the shimmer.

When it was dry I die cut it with the scalloped circle die from Circle Frames and white heat embossed the Seashell Roundabout stamp on it.

I added a Blue Violet cardstock strip to a 4,25*4,25 inches square notecard, adhered the circle panel and added a thin muslin ribbon. I clear heat embossed a sentiment on a blue banner (Banner Trio die set) and popped it up with 3D foam squares. I used two clear gems as embellisment.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “BBQ Roundabout” or the “Seashell Roundabout” 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 June 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the summer projects of release week. It is time now to create your shopping lists, all new products will be available tomorrow! Thanks so much for all your sweet comments, they totaly make my day!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy Bird-day – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I have a fun little shaped birthday card which I created with dies and stamps from Newton’s Nook Designs. It is perfect for summer birthdays.

First I die cut the scalloped heart from the Heart Frames die set using alcohol ink friendly cardstock and stamped the flamingos from the retiring Flirty flamingo stamp set in the middle. This stamp set is available only until stocks last and now it is only 5,99USD!

I used Spectrum Noir Triblend markers to colour the birds. The colours I used are the following:

  • flamingo: Magenta Blend
  • water: Blue Turquoise Blend and Blue Turquoise Shades
  • sky: Citrus Blend, Orange Blend, Bright Pink Shades, Pink Violet Blend, True Blue Shades, True Blue Blend

I used a colourless blender to help the colour transitions and make the lines smoother. When it was done I covered the water with Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer pen and added some white gel pen highlights. I also stamped the birds on the sky with black ink.

I added a white heat embossed sentiment on a thin black strip to the bottom and adhered the scene on a pink stitched heart (Heart frames die set)

To make it a card, I die cut another pink heart, creased it quarter of an inch from the top and adhered that little flap to the bottom of the front heart. In this way I have enough space for a message. I finished it off with a drop of glossy accent on the beaks.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in tomorrow for some more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Masculine birthday – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Are you struggling with masculine cards? I admit I do, mostly because I love bling and sparkle and somehow it just does not fit the concept of a guy card. Today I show you a way how you can still have texture and shine, without making a card glittery and “for her”.

I started with stamping the cake and a couple of candles from the Popping by stamp set, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinting dies. I die cut a Stitched Oval from a textured white cardstock and popped up the cake with the candles using the thick 3D foam tape from the Heffy Doodle Essentials line. It gives so much dimension, I love it!

For the background I used the Lots of Happy stencil on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with Gatherd Twigs Distress Oxide ink. As this ink stays wet for a while, I simply heat embossed the pattern with clear embossing powder. It gives just a little shine, not too much. Then I cut down the panel a little and ink blended a bit of the same brown ink on the sides using a blending brush. It makes the focal panel pop even more!

For the sentiment I chose the Wavy banner dies and Wavy Banner Sentiments: I stamped with a brown ink on a Neenah Desert Storm banner and matted it with a slightly bigger brown one. I used the same brown cardstock to mat the stenciled background too.

After popping up the banner with the thick 3D foam tape I added just a light touch of clear shimmer to the flame and covered the candles and chocolate drops with glossy accents.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Retirement Sale Project for Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is a bittersweet week at Newton’s Nook Designs as our wonderful team features retiting products for the next couple of days. I have some of my favourites on the list too, which is always sad, but it also means that some lovely new designs are coming soon! YAY! Just stay tuned!

Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website. These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good! 

For my card today I used the beautiful Tropical Fish stencil and the Narly Mermaids stamp/die set. I stamped the images on alcohol ink friendly cardstock with black hybrid ink and coloured the images with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

For the exact colours I made a little chart for you. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I worked on the background: on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I ink blended Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks. I used a gentle hand and blending brushes for a subtle look. Then I sprinkled it with water, let it sit for 30 sec and dried it with a paper towel.

I secured the stencil with Pixie Spray on the inked background and used the same colours over it just with a heavier hand. Before Removing the stencil I added Moda Scrap Gloss Glitter gel with a Stencil Pal. It gives a wonderful raised and pearlescent look when it is dry! Gorgeous!

While the background was drying I cut a 1,75 * 4,25 inches white strip and stamped 2 sentiments in the middle.

I popped up the narwhal, the star and the mermaid with 3D foam squares and used extra dimension for the shell too. The little fish I adhered with a drop of liquid glue.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the pearl and dot details and used a black glaze pen on the eyes.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Make sure to check the NND blog daily for more fun projects from my teamies. And don’t forget, if you like any of the products on the retiring list, act fast as when they are gone, they are gone for good!

“Sea you soon”,

Zsofi

Popping by – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. May is a birthday heavy month in my family and I thought I would show you an sweet interactive card today made with stamps and dies from the new release. Usually I am intimidated from interactive cards but the new slider pop-up is super easy even if you are not an experienced crafter. Let me guide you through the process.

Pre-orders are open and all order get a freebie stamp – if you spend above 45 GBP you even get the coordinating die!

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Popping by stamp set using Copic markers. I went with cheerful, rather girlish colours but I cannot wait to make the same with more masculine colours too. I die cut all with the coordinating dies and assembled the little present using Glubert.

Then I created the interactive part: first I die cut the stitched frame from patterned paper and also from light blue cardstock. I cut off the “flap” of the patterned paper one so all I had left was a frame. I adhered it to the blue panel with Glubert and folded the flap at the crease lines.

I embellished the flap: added a thin Oyster Shell strip to the bottom until the first crease line and popped up the coloured image right above using 3D foam tape. I made sure to adhere only the present and let the balloons be free of adhesive so the mechanism could work properly. I needed the insert piece which I die cut from white cardstock, and adhered the bottom of the blue flap to it (until the first crease line). The top of the insert I embellished with a small die from the Slimline Pull Tab dies: I cut the stitched part from Banana Split and the arrow from Ice blast cardstock scraps.

The first half of the sentiment I stamped directly on the top of the blue flap using a Catherine Pooler ink. The other half of the sentiment I stamped directly on the white card base. To ensure the right placement I put the frame on the card base in my Misti, in this way I could see where the sentiment had to be.

Finally it was time to assemble the interactive part: I put thick 3D foam strips on the back of the frame in a U shape, leaving the top free. I adhered it to the card base and it was all done! So easy! As a finishing touch I covered the balloons with clear shimmer and added glossy accents to the ribbon. I also adhered a bunch of blue star sequins to the background to make it even more festive!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi