STAMPtember Exclusive with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you the newest STAMPtember collaboration set for Simon Says Stamp, this time with Newton’s Nook Designs!

This is an exclusive stamp set, available ONLY at Simon Says Stamp until supplies last!

For my cards I stamped and coloured the images on Copic friendly cardstock and coloured them with alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out leaving a little white outline.

To create the party scene, I die cut a rounded rectangle die (Frames and Flags) from heavy weight vellum from Simon Says Stamp and also from their Fog cardstock. The latter I trimmed down to a thin strip and adhered at the bottom of the vellum panel.

Then I arranged the party: a cat one and a separate one for dogs. I adhered all the images to the vellum using liquid glue or 3D foam squares.

I stamped the sentiments with black ink on white cardstock and die cut them with a small stamp die from the Frameworks die set. I also die cut a postage frame die from patterned paper from Doodlebug (Hello).

I assembled the card on kraft card bases, added iridescent jewels from Studio Katia as embellishments and covered the presents and balloons with clear shimmer. On the party hats, ribbons and noses I also used a drop of glossy accent.

I hope you like my cards and got tons of ideas for birthday scenes. Would be fun to mix them all and create a big cats&dogs party! If you like this set, hurry to the Simon Says Stamp website and purchase it quickly before it is gone!

See you soon with more inspiration!



Hello Everyone,

Happy STAMPtember! I love this month-long celebration created by Simon Says Stamp, my favourite one stop shop.

For this occasion I created a congrats card using Heffy Doodle goodies – mixing older sets with newer ones again.

I started with stamping the cute crocodile from Happy snappy crocs and also 2 cotton candy images from the newly released Treat Yo’self stamp set. I colored them with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I adhered the two cotton candies to the hands of the croc as pompoms – I wanted him to be a cheerleader 🙂

For the background I die cut a postage frame rectangle die (Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks die set) and masked off the stitching part. I applied Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink. Then I placed the Rays the roof stencil over it and sponged Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

The sentiment I stamped from the Everyday sentiment duos stamp set on a black postage frame rectangle with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white detailed embossing powder. I repeated the process once more for a bolder look. I cut it down and added a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock.

I mounted the croc with 3D foam squares and added clear shimmer to the pompoms. I also scattered a few gold crystals from Studio Katia. Finally I adhered it to a jelly bean card base.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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

See you,


Fairy sweet birthday ft Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I have a cute birthday card for you today featuring stamps and dies from Heffy Doodle. I love how the different sets coordinate! I mixed up some older and newer stamps on this adorable design.

I started with stamping and colouring the fairies from Absotooth-ly awesome and from the Party Palooza stamp sets (the latter is deeply discounted, check it out in the Heffy Doodle shop!) I used Copic markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I created a Distress Oxide inked background using Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Oxide inks and an ink blending tool. I added some Tsukinko Shimmer Spritz droplets and also splattered some white acrylic paint all over for a textured look.

Then I used the Silver Lining Cloud border dies and cut it from white and also from silver glitter cardstock. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I love the little silver lining we get in this way!

The sentiment I stamped with pink ink (Gina K Designs) and it is from the Everyday Sentiment Duos set.

I assembled the card and popped up the cake with the two fairies with 3D foam squares. I added Diamond Stickles to the wings of the fairies and the flame of the candles and covered the frosting on the cake with glossy accents. It looks so yummy in real life!

I also scattered a few silver jewels from Studio Katia on the cloud border.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Die cutting) and also to the SSS Wednesday Challenge (Anything goes).

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will be back soon for more inspiration.

See you,


Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday Blog Hop with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited and honored to participate in the Paper Sweeties 7th birthday celebration. They have such cute designs!

Here I paired the Happy Cake Day stamp and die set with some goodies from Pink and Main. Let’s dive in the card details!


I started with stamping the balloons from the Paper Sweeties Happy cake stamp set on Neenah Solar White cardstock and die cut it with an Arch Tag die from Pink and Main. As the original tag would be too short, i made it longer with the partial die cutting technique.

Then I stamped the same balloons on the newly released Sparkle Sheets and fussy cut each balloon from different colours. I paper pieced the bunch of balloons and adhered the pieces with liquid glue.

Then I white heat embossed a couple of small sentiments from the Special Day stamp set on black cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating Sentiment strips dies.

I added some orange ribbon from Paper Sweeties to the tag and popped it up with 3D foam squares on a white card base covered with pretty patterned paper from the Summer Splash paper pad.


For my second card I stamped and coloured the images from the Paper Sweeties Happy Cake Day stamp set and used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

I cut the biggest Stitched rectangle die from white cardstock and also from patterned paper from the Summer Splash paper pad. I cut a small piece of the white one and silver heat embossed my main sentiment on it from the Special Day stamp set. I also stamped a smaller sentiment above it using aqua ink.

I assembled the card, added a thin strip of Silver Sparkle Sheet below the cake stand and used 3D foam squares to pop up the cake.

I decorated it with 7 candles (as Paper Sweeties are turning 7) and added finishing touches: covered the balloons with a clear shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle, used glossy accents on the frosting and decorations of the cake and also on the flames of the candles. And last but not least I added some pretty flower sequins from Paper Sweeties to the bottom and embellished their middles with tiny white pearls.


To celebrate the occasion Pink and Main is generously giving away a $25 Pink and Main surprise package for one lucky commenter. All you need to do is to hop along with us and leave a comment at each designer’s blog to enter the draw. Winner will be announced on the 28th August on the Pink and Main blog. Start hopping at the Paper Sweeties Blog.

Good luck everyone and happy hopping!

See you,


Celebrating you – Pink and Main August Release Sneak Peek

Hello Everyone,

It is sneak peek time at Pink and Main, and I have the pleasure of showcasing a gorgeous new sentiment set called Special Day. It is full of great messages and also has two bigger sentiments in beautiful handwriting to pair them with! Lovely!

I have started with stamping the cute mermaid from the Starfish wishes set, coloured her with Copic markers and cut her out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a stitched rectangle from the new Summer Splash paper pad, and a stitched circle from vellum. On the patterned paper I silver heat embossed the handwritten sentiment. I also die cut a small white banner with the Sentiment strip dies and stamped another sentiment on it with black ink.

When assembling the card, I first popped up the mermaid with 3D foam tape on the vellum circle. Then I added liquid glue drops on the back of the vellum under the mermaid, in this way the adhesive does not show through.

As a finishing touch I added a couple of clear sequins and covered the mermaid tale with Stickles for an ultimate sparkle. I also could not resist emphasizing the bow and little star on the starfish with glossy accents.

I hope you are excited about this month’s release! All new goodies will be available on 20th August!

Until next time, happy crafting!


Birthday succulents – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with a very clean and simple yet cheerful card I made for Pink and Main. We all were in a situation when we needed a quick and easy birthday card and we could not find any in our stash. This card can be pulled together within short time and with changing the colours could be used for guys too.

I started with stamping the succulents from the Succulents stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I chose a notebook patterned paper from the Pen pals paper pad and cut it down to cover an A2 sized note card. I stamped the sentiment with 2 shades of green ink on the bottom of it.

I assembled the card, popped up the succulents with 3D foam squares. I wanted to add something to the top so I die cut a scalloped border from pink cardstock.

As a finishing touch I added a few silver glossy dots and some dots with a white gel pen to the succulents. I also emphasized some details with glossy accents and my card was finished.

I hope you like today’s card and got inspired. Until next time, happy crafting!


Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the July release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. I warn you: it is a picture heavy post thanks to all the cute mini stamp/die sets left for the last day 🙂


My first card is a clean and simple one featuring the Gull friend stamp/die set. I love these birds, they mean summer to me somehow.

I stamped and coloured them with Tombow Markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Then I set a mini scene with the use of an Avery Elle die (Diagonal Stripes) which I cut from textured white cardstock. I chose a light blue cardstock to be the background but sponged some Salty Ocean Distress ink on the edges of it to show through the frame. I also used the Waves&Splashes stencil to create an ocean background for the seagulls.

I die cut the word Hello using the Essential Alphabet die set 3 times and layered them on top of each other. On the last layer I sponged a bit of Salty Ocean Distress ink to match the background.

I assembled the card, stamped the sentiment in black and embellished it with some stickers from my stash (Little B). I also emphasized the birds’ eyes with a black glaze pen and added glossy accents to the beaks, legs and the hello sentiment too.


Watermelon is my favourite summer fruit and it suits Newton so much too 🙂 I stamped and coloured him with Tombow markers and cut him out with its coordinating dies.

I die cut a red striped patterned paper (Sunny Studio) with the postage edge die from the Frameworks die set and adhered it to a kraft card base.

For the kitty I created a tag with the Fancy Edges Tag die set. The base is from white linen textured cardstock, backed with a dark brown mat. I cut the decorative edge from green dotted patterned paper 2 times and layered them on top of each other. Finally the reinforcer I cut from dark brown cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment in brown, popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares and added some chunky twine from Tonic Studios. I mounted the tag at angle using 3D foam squares.

The embellishments are sequins and beads from a Watermelon mix from Simon Says Stamp. I also added drops of glossy accents to the melon and seeds.


I think the Shrimp Cocktail is the funniest stamp set in this release! I coloured them with Tombow markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I kept this card very simple: the background is patterned paper from my stash, I die cut a pretty stitched frame (Memory Box) from teal and white cardstock and layered them on top of each other. From the inside teal piece i die cut some waves with the Sea border dies.

I assembled the scene and stamped sentiments in black from the Shrimp Cocktail and Newton’s New Year stamp sets.

I finished this cute card with some Simon Says Stamp confetti mix sequins and a tiny drop of glossy accent on the olives.


And my last card for today is the most refreshing one.

I stamped the lemons twice from the Lemon Twist set with Versafine Onyx black ink on Ranger Watercolour cardstock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I added colour with Tombow markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from textured white cardstock using the Frames and flags die set. I popped up the 2 lemons with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiments around the image with black ink.

The background is a pretty patterned paper from Sunny Studio, I mounted the focal panel with 3D foam squares and embellished the card with yellow jewels from Pinkfresh Studio.


Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  â€” winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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 â€“> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

What a week, jam-packed with summer goodies! I wish you enjoyed all our projects and have your favourites chosen! Shopping starts tomorrow, yay!

Thanks for the sweet comments on my previous posts, they mean so much to me! If you like my creations (always bright and cheerful I promise), please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram.

See you tomorrow with a fun blog hop to celebrate the new 6th anniversary release and to win special prizes!