Birthday woofs with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a clean and simple design for dog lovers’ birthdays. I created this for my son’s friend who is crazy about dachshunds. I love that Newton’s Nook Designs has the Dog Silhouette die set and it has the cutest dog shapes!

First I die cut al element for my card: the dog from brown textured cardstock with the Dog Silhouette dies set, some balloons with a Lawn Fawn die set from some glitter scraps and a white tag with the Fancy edges tag die set.

I chose patterned papers from the Birthday Party and A dog’s life paper pads to adorn it before assembling the focal panel. I used thin silver thread to attach the balloons to the dog’s neck.

I die cut patterned paper with the Frames and Flags die set as the background for the tag. The tone-on-tone pattern helps the tag stand out.

The sentiment I black heat embossed from the Birthday Oval stamp set on a teal banner and popped it in place with 3D foam squares.

For the matching bookmark I used patterned paper and blue cardstock and cut it twice with the Bookmark die. I added a die cut pawprint and the boy’s name to the front, which I cut with the Essential Alpha dies. I also adhered a dachshund to the bottom. I love to personalize gifts. I adorned it with twine and it was all ready!

I hope you enjoyed my birthday woof idea and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle – Build Your Stash

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. The new year started and I need to build my stash for the upcoming birthdays. So I came up with a simple design which can be altered slightly but helps in mass producing. Let me show you!

First I created a bunch of backgrounds: I used the Simple Sunburst stencil with different Distress Mica Stains. I used 2 colours for each background. I placed a piece of white cardstock in a box with the stencil on it and from like 12 inches, I added a few spritz of colour. I removed the stencil with a tweezer not to smear the ink, cleaned the stencil and rotated it slightly before I applied the second colour of Mica Spray. The colours I used are: Merry Mint, Winter Frost, Fortune Teller and Cocktail Party.

Then I die cut the sentiment: I used the It’s your day Jumbo Sentiment die, cut the shadow from black cardstock, the sentiment itself 2 times from white cardstock and once from white shimmer cardstock. I adhered them on top of each other then on the shadow and popped them up on the stenciled backgrounds at an angle. It makes it so playful!

The next step was to look through my stamps and find critters which work well on the cards. I chose the Llamazing Llamas, Absotoothly awesome, and Fluffy Puffy Unicorns. I chose 3 critter for each card and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I cut everything with their coordinating dies.

I used 3D foam squares to pop up the images and used a clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle.

I wish you enjoyed my project today and will pop in again soon,

See you,

Zsofi

Rainbow flower – Lawn Fawn

Hello everyone,

I am back today with a fun, rainbow flower card which I have created for the current Lawnfawnatics #132 Challenge (which has a rainbow theme).

All stamps and dies used are from Lawn Fawn. If you want to see a 3mins video on how I made this card, make sure to visit my Instagram.

I started with stamping the cute ladybug from Hey Lady, and the little speech bubble from A bug deal. The sentiment I stamped from the Pool party stamp set. I quickly coloured he ladybug with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies. The colours I used are: IG9, IG7, IG5, DR4, DR2, DR05.

Then I die cut the Magic Iris Sunflower Add-on from Bristol Smooth cardstock and did a quick rainbow inkblending with Distress Oxide inks: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron.

I also die cut the leaves and stem from the Stitched Flower Frame die set, and grass with a grassy border die and added colour the same way: Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness. For the background I chose the Stitched Clouds Backdrop, I cut it from Fog cardstock and used a detail blending brush to add white pigment ink to the clouds. It looks so cool!

When I assembled the card I used 3D foam squares under the petals for a bit of dimension.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the ladybug, and glossy accents on the wings.

I will also upload my card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Die cuts.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Flower bouquet with Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle.

This time I created a bouquet of flowers with an old-but-new-to-me stamp set called Blooming marvellous and some colourful inks. So much fun and so many possibilities! I used enamel dots and the Summer Holiday paper pad from the latest release. Let me guide you through the process!

First I stamped a bunch of flowers with Catherine Pooler inks to Neenah Solar white cardstock. I love these inks as they come in beautiful colours and the result is gorgeous every time. The ink smooths out on the cardstock like it was printed. I used the coordinating dies to cut every piece out. For small die cuts I love my Heffy Doodle mini die cut machine, so much easier and faster than with my regular sized one.

Then I created the wrapping from a 3.5 inches square piece of kraft cardstock by folding in the edges at half on 2 sides. I used the scoring blade of my Mini Heffy Doodle Trimmer to add the score line.

I added a bit of shading with some brown ink and a blending brush on the folded edges, this little trick gives a lot of depth to any plain shape. Then I glued it together and arranged my die cut flowers in it, until I got a nice bouquet. Some I adhered to the back of the kraft cardstock, some to the inside of the front to get a really dimensional bouquet. I embellished each with a matching enamel dot and added a tiny little twine to the bottom of it. I love how it turned out!

The rest of the card I kept simple: I used a polka dot patterned paper from the Summer Holiday paper pad with a Whimsically Wonky Imperial Rectangle for the background and stamped a sentiment on the bottom left corner from the Farmyard fun stamp set.

I adhered the bouquet at an angle and finished the card with a white die cut Hello, which I layered up on top of a black one slightly offset, so it looks like it has a shadow. Isn’t it perfect for any occasions?

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Unicorn dreams – Hello Bluebird

Hello Everyone,

It has been ages since I could play along with any challenges, but the colours of the current Hello Bluebird ones were calling me. Here is what I came up with.

I started with the background tis time: I blended Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock, spritzed it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I repeated the spritzing and dabbing, and added also some black and white splatters. When it was all dry, I added some clear shimmer mist to the panel for a subtle sparkle too.

Then I stamped images from the Unicorn Tales and Sweet Dreams stamp sets and coloured them with Copic markers: RV06, RV04, RV02, RV10, RV000, N3, N0, YR04, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y06, Y02. I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

I chose a sentiment from the Unicorn Tales stamp set and stamped it directly on the sky using Versafine Onyx black ink.

Then I popped up all the images with 3D foam squares and embellished the scene with the coloured stars. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, a clear simmer pen on the stars and added the silver lining to the clouds with a Sakura Stardust pen.

I could not resist and used glossy accents on the stars and horns.

I will upload this project to the Hello Bluebird Colour Challenge and also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Spritz and Splatter.

I wish you like my card and will pop in again tomorrow for another sparkly project.

See you,

Zsofi

Bunch of balloons – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with lots of balloons, we can never have too many, right? As much as I enjoy creating cute scenes, I need sometimes simpler designs too, which can be mass produced if there is a need. Stenciling is a perfect way for that and the new Bokeh Balloons layering stencil set from Newton’s Nook Designs is simply gorgeous!

For my card I used a light grey cardstock as a base and sprayed the stencils with Pixie spray to make them tacky and avoid shifting while I applied the ink. I used Distress Oxides because they are a perfect coverage on coloured cardstock too. For the first layer: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn and Blueprint Sketch. For the second layer I used Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Villainous Potion and Peacock Feathers. I wanted a full set of rainbow balloons so I worked in quarters.

After removing the stencil I added a lot of splatters: smaller and bigger water droplets, white and black paint splatters. The more texture the merrier for me. When the panel was dry I cut it with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags and adhered it to a white A2 sized card base.

The three sentiments are from the Birthday Oval stamp set, I stamped them on a balloon shaped white cardstock which I cut with the Balloon Shaker die set.

The ribbon I cut from black and silver metallic cardstock and adhered them to the balloon.

After popping it up with 3D foam squares I used Lawn Fawn glitter glue on the edges of the balloon die cut, to make it more festive.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Birthday crocs – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. This time I mixed and matched my favourite crocs with birthday accessories to create a very cheerful birthday card. So whimsical that it can really make anyone smile, don’t you think?

I started with stamping the images from Happy Snappy Crocs and Party Palooza, and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: JG7, JG5, LG4, LG2, GB5, GB2, GB1, CT4, CT2, CT1, IB3, IB2, IB1, EB8, EB5, EB3, BG5, BG2, BG1. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I used the Brick by brick stencil with Ranger Texture paste, which I have previously mixed with a bit of Black Sooth Distress Oxide ink. I used heavy weight white cardstock so it could handle all that paste without curling up too much. When the panel was dry, I did some light ink blending with Black Sooth Distress Oxide ink on the sides. I also blended a bit of black ink on a thin strip of white cardstock to serve as pavement.

I assembled the card adding all the accessories to the happy crocs. I used 3D foam squares to pop them up and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock from the Party Palooza set. I used the coordinating die to cut them out, it looks so cool when die cut!

I adhered it to the scene and added a few tiny star sequins to enhance the festivities. I also drew the balloon strings with a black marker.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen, a clear sparkle pen and glossy accents.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have an extra day of inspirations as part of the Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release week, to increase the festivities. Newton’s Nook Designs is turning 9 years old this month, such a lovely milestone. I have been designing for them for a couple of years now and I must admit, their designs are so unique, exciting and so fun! They surprise me each and every time a new release is coming.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/07.

For today I chose to feature the Birthday Mice stamp and die set in more masculine colours. I started with stamping the mice with the cheese cake and the little present 2 times, and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers: Brown Grey Shades, Brown Grey Blend, Gold Yellow Blend, Citrus Blend, Jade Green Shades, Jade Green Blend, Ice Blue Blend. For the mice I also used some lighter markers: BG1 and BG05. Then I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a white tag with the Fancy Edges Tag die set and added a bit of Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink to the bottom of it with a small blending brush. I also cut a decorating edge for the top from blue cardstock and a reinforcer from yellow. I assembled the scene on the tag ad added twine and some clear sequin confetti.

For the background I chose a blue balloon paper from the new Birthday Party paper pad and white heat embossed 2 of the sentiments from the stamp set on black cardstock. I used my trimmer to cut them down to thin strips which run across the card.

I popped up the tag with 3D foam squares and used my usual finishing touches: clear shimmer, black glaze and white gel pens. I also added glossy accents to the hat and candle.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Bokeh Balloons” Stencil Set? This 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 July 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday July 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the birthday week and ready to shop! I am so curious to know which sets grabbed your attention the most, so if you don’t mind, let me know in the comments below.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Koalified to party – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

If you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs July Release post, click here.

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. This time I mixed and matched older and newer stamps, dies and stencils to create a very summery birthday card. With the yellow, grey, gold colour combination it is not just very festive, but can be gifted to guys too, yay!

I started with stenciling the background directly on a white top folding card base. I used the Circle Masquerade stencil with Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink and then placed the Simply Radiant stencil over it and added SSS Citrine Glitz Glitter gel. It looks lovely, the reveal time when we remove the stencils is always so exciting!

Then I die cut the Leafy Laurel die from grey cardstock and from black cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset for a shadow look. I embellished it with tiny yellow die cut flowers and added Studio Katia Gold Sparkle Crystals in the middle of each.

I stamped and coloured the cute koala and accessories from the Koality Hugs stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, GB5, CT3, CT1, FS7, FS6. I used the coordinating die to cut them out. I love how the coordinating dies cut around the paws so I could tuck the present under them easily.

For the sentiment I die cut the word Happy from the Stitched Birthday Trio Frame die set from gold glitter and black cardstock, adhered them on top of each other like I did with the laurel. The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut it out with the Wavy Banner die – it coordinates perfectly!

After adhering everything in place and popping up the koala with thick 3D foam tape, I used a clear shimmer pen on the party hat and present and some glossy accents on the nose and ribbon as finishing touches.

I wish you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release reveals, but fear not, our favourite kitties and puppies are back on today’s super cute stamp set called Sky High. It comes with coordinating dies too.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/07.

For my card today I chose the balloon image and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers: Brown Grey Blend, Brown Grey Shades, True Blue Shades, True Blue Blend, Dark Red Blend, Pale Pink Shades, Pale Pink Blend, Gold Yellow Blend, Citrus Blend. For the clouds I used an IB05 marker to add some shading, and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I kept the background super simple this time, just quickly blended Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and spritzed it with water. I dabbed off the water after 30 seconds with a dry paper towel and repeated the process for a fun, textured look. When it was dry, I used my favourite die from Frameworks to cut the panel.

After assembling the scene, I stamped the sentiments from the Sky High and Dog Park stamp sets in black, directly on the sky.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen, a black glaze pen and added some highlights with a white gel pen too. I love how the pink-red balloons pop off the blue background!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Sky High 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 July 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday July 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will be back tomorrow for an extra day of inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi