Santa slimline – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is my last card this year for my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, and as it is Christmas in 2 days, it had to be a Santa card. I mixed and matched a few stamps and dies to create this cheerful slimline card, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Santa’s Village stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: AG2, AG1, FS8, FS7, FS4, CT3, CT1, DR5, DR3, DR1, BG9, BG7, BG4, BG2, BG1. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used the Slimline Mini Mail die set with the window die from Slimline Quartet to create a fun frame for my scene from pretty patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs. I needed a blue background for the sky, so I cut the Slimline Mini Mail die from Iceblast cardstock and cut a piece of Cherry on top cardstock to be slightly bigger than that, to serve as a mat.

For the snowbanks I used white glitter cardstock and cut it with the Slimline Scenery die set.

I assembled the scene, popped up the frame and stamped two sentiments from the Watcha Sayin’ stamp set on white cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut them out. It looks so cool!

As a finishing touch I added little white gems as snow and used glossy accents to emphasize some details.

Extra tip: If you have some leftover coloured images, you can make quick tags while you have the supplies out. For this cutie I used the Mini Essentials die set and all leftovers from the cardmaking session. A bit of red twine and it was all done! Isn’t is sweet?

I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration and my series all year long. I still have some Christmas cards to show you, so keep checking back during the holidays!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

It is my ultimate pleasure to be part of the annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop organised by Newton’s Nook Designs. It is a fun hop with a lot of talented designers and prizes too.

For my card I used older products which were released in 2019 and 2020.

I started with stamping the Holiday Fringe image and a cute dog from Christmas Puppies on alcohol friendly white cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used the following colours: dog: EB4, RB2, RB1,BG2, BG1, AG4, AG2, DR3, DR1, CT3, CT1; fringe: DR5, DR3, DR1, RB2, RB1, CT3, CT1, AG5, AG4, AG2, DG4, DG2, BT9, BT7, BT5. I used the coordinating die to cut the puppy out. I also trimmed the fringe a bit, leaving a little white frame around the coloured image.

While I was die cutting I cut a few layers: a kraft scalloped square with the Frames Square die set, a scalloped white circle and a smaller stitched kraft one with the Circle frames die set. I also used a simple circle die from Pink and Main to cut a red circle as an in-between layer.

After assembling the layers and popping up the puppy with 3D foam squares I used a Sakura sparkle pen on the lights, some clear shimmer on the packages and emphasized the eyes and nose of the puppy with a black glaze pen. As a final touch I added glossy accents to the bulbs and ribbons. In real life it looks so beautiful with the different textures and raised, shiny look!

For the sentiment I die cut the word Ho Ho Ho from rec cardstock using the Ornament Shaker die set and stamped Merry Woofmas under it from the Christmas Puppies stamp set.

GIVEAWAY

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 5th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 6th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Audrey Tokach
Thi Lam
Brenda Noelke
Channin Pelletier
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar – you are here!
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha Van Arnhem
Amanda Wilcox

SALE

In honour of this event, Newton’s Nook Designs are having a sale in their online shop.

I hope you enjoyed today’s holiday inspiration and will pop in again soon. I have a lot of fun Christmas cards planned to share with you in the next weeks, so if you don’t want to miss any, please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram, where I also share my creations. Thank you so much, your kind support means a lot to me!

See you,

Zsofi

Be Merry Card and Tags – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a clean and simple card and tag set made with the newest release from Newton’s Nook Designs. I love to have sets like this at hand for the holidays, it makes every packaging so unique and every gift perfect. The Heartfelt Holidays is a beautiful set for both cards and tags.

First I white heat embossed the image on kraft cardstock with sparkling white embossing powder. I made 3 pieces all at once, it is easy to mass produce. I used the Heart Frames die set to cut them out.

I also heat embossed some sentiments on red banners which I have cut with the Banner Trio dies. For the card I die cut some pine and ribbon with the Pines and holly die set.

The tags I kept simple, just a little eyelet and red twine and they were done.

For the card I created a delicate stenciled background using the Holiday Foliage stencil with Anique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I popped up the heart shaped tag on it with 3D foam squares, added clear shimmer to the ribbon and my card is done.

I wish you liked my inspiration today and will come back soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Perfect Combos – Magical holidays

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Christmas is so close and I am sure most of you are busy with wrapping presents and planning the menu. It may turn out that you need a tag or a little card still, and today’s design is perfect for both: quick and easy and looks cute. Let me show you.

First I stamped and coloured one of the angels from My Little Angel. I went with purples this time but it would look pretty in any colour. I used the coordinating dies to cut her out.

Then I created my card base: I die cut 3 stars with the largest Stitched Stars die: 2 from heavy weight white cardstock and one from a pretty patterned paper (Whimsy Stamps Blurry Flurries). On one of the stars I die cut a window with a Fancy Nancy Frames die. I adhered the patterned paper star under the one with the window and created a fold line half an inch from the top on the other white star. I added glue to that little flap and adhered it to the front panel. In this way I have my own star shaped card base. So easy and eye-catching.

The sentiment is from Holiday Sentiment Duos, heat embossed in silver on a purple cardstock strip. Before adhering the sentiment and popping up the angel with thick 3D foam strip, I went over the edges of the star and the window cutline too with Stardust Stickles. It gives a festive look and takes this simple design to another level. I used the same glue on the glory too. A touch of clear shimmer on the wings finished it off.

TIP: If you want to create a tag, just punch a hole on the top and use sparkling twine. You can also turn this design into a shaker card if you adhere the patterned paper star with foam strips. That would look awesome too.

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

25 Days of Christmas Tags – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a fun set of tags as part of Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. It is a fun initiative to share with you tag ideas throughout a whole month, focusing on a specific brand each day.

Today is all about Heffy Doodle and I created some classic looking ones, perfect for last minute crafting too.

For the base I used the new Essentials Mini die set which is available individually or part of the Heffy Doodle Die cutting Machine Bundle too and the Heffy Doodle shop. I die cut the cute little tag die from kraft cardstock, 10 times so I could have a bunch of tags at once.

While I was at die cutting I cut some pine trees from olive green cardstock and the tree trunks from dark brown using the Forest Builder die set. I used my mini die cut machine for this, it is so much easier and faster when I am cutting plenty of small parts. I love it!

I assembled the tags using liquid glue. For the sentiment I used the Classic Sentiments stamp set and stamped Merry Christmas with red ink on white cardstock. I cut it down to a very thin strip and adhered them under the trees.

To bring these tags to another level I adorned them with Gold and Scarlet Red Crystals from Studio Katia and added green or red twine to them. Aren’t they lovely?

I hope you enjoyed today’s tag inspiration and will pop in again soon for more holiday fun!

See you,

Zsofi

25 Days of Christmas Tags – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with another set of cute tags for the 25 days of Christmas tags event by Tracey McNeely. This time we are all showing you tags made with Pink and Main products.

I really love shaped tags and the cute owl on the wreath from the Howlidays stamp/die set was fantastic for this. I stamped it on heavy weight white cardstock, coloured with Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I cut another piece and made a fold line a quarter inch from the top. I adhered it to the back of the coloured piece and used my Crop-a-dile to punch a whole and added a golden eyelet.

The sentiment I heat embossed on black cardstock and cut around it with my scissors. After adhering it to the wreath, I used Gold Glitter drops from Nuvo and glossy accents to embellish it. I finished it with chunky red twine from Tonic.

I hope you enjoyed these little ones and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. For details on the 25 days of Christmas tags event please visit Tracey’s blog!

See you soon,

Zsofi

25 Days of Christmas Tags – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to join the sweet Tracey McNeely this year again in her 25 Days of Christmas tags event! Today we are all featuring stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs. Here is what I created with the cutest deer from Festive Fawns:

I stamped and coloured the critter with Copic markers and cut it out with its coordinating die.

For the tag itself I used the Fancy Edges Tag die set. I cut the base from white cardstock and from patterned paper (Doodlebug). I cut the topper from green cardstock and a snowbank plus the reinforcer from white glitter cardstock. For the snowbank I used the Sea border die set.

After assembling the tags, I white heat embossed the sentiment above the deer.

A couple of white gel pen dots and a bit of glossy accents on the nose and bow made it even cuter. For the berries I used Nuvo drops. The eyes are shining because of the black glaze pen. I finished them with thick green twine from Tonic.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. If you want to play along, please read the guidelines on Tracey’s blog. There are amazing sponsors!

See you soon with more fun projects!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We reached the last day of the Holiday Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but don’t be sad, the sweetest we saved for last. I was dreaming of a stamp set with a kitty family for long and now my wishes came true! The Newton’s Christmas Kittens is the perfect family stamp for the holidays. And the 2 minis are just create easy and fantastic tags!

CARD

For my card I stamped and coloured the image with Copic markers and die cut it with the coordinating die. I created santa hats to all the cats and dressed them up for the holiday.

I die cut a stitched rounded rectangle die from the Frames and flags die set from white cardstock and used the same die to cut a piece of green patterned paper for the bottom of it.

I adhered the cats and stamped the sentiment in red on the top left corner. It is one long sentiment but with partial inking I managed to stamp it in 2 rows.

For the background I chose a golden foiled patterned paper from my stash and popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares at an angle. It is more playful this way.

I felt I needed something in the right upper corner too,so I white heat embossed another sentiment on a small rounded tag die from the Tag times two die set, which I die cut from gold cardstock. I added a red bow on the top so it looks like a Christmas ornament.

The finishing touches I couldn’t leave behind, a lot of clear shimmer was applied on the presents and glossy accents on the ribbon.

To make it super fun, I used a Marvy Snow Marker on the caps and puffed them up with my heat tool. I love the texture!

TAGS

to showcase the 2 mini sets I decided to create tags using the Fancy Edges Tag die set.

I cut the base from patterned paper (Doodlebug) and from vellum.

On the vellum I adhered a small snowbank cut with the Land border die from white glitter cardstock. I silver heat embossed the sentiments on the vellum directly.

To embellish the tags, I cut a scalloped topper from red cardstock and a white reinforcer. I attached the two tags together and used chunky red twine to finish them.

Of course glossy accents I had to add to the presents and I also used some glitter on the santa hat.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Christmas kittens” 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed this festive week with us and will keep checking back. All new products will be available tomorrow, so get your shopping lists ready!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Fawntastic holiday

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a project I made using some gorgeous Lawn Fawn goodies. I just simply adore their style, so no holiday is complete without some Lawn Fawn crafting! I made a card with 2 coordinating tags as I love to match the tags I use on a present with the card I give.

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I started with stamping the little critters from the Say what? Christmas critters, coloured them with Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I also added some trees from the Winter skies stamp set as they match perfectly.

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Then I die cut a Peekaboo backdrop frame 2 times from white cardstock and layered them together. I cut some stitched hillside borders (using the negative part of the die cut I got slopes without stitching) from white glitter cardstock and also a few pine leaves with a great die set from Newton’s Nook Designs (Pines and holly).

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When I assembled the card, I placed a blue gingham patterned paper in the background and stamped the sentiments on it with black ink. As a finishing touch I used some clear shimmer pen, a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents to emphasize some details. I also added a few jewels from Lucy’s Little Things to the trees as ornaments.

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For the tags I used the new Say what? Gift tags dies and finished them with white chunky twine from Doodlebug.

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I will link this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #42 Winter holidays and also to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Christmas and Monday Challenge Warm winter wishes.

I hope you like my project today and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Deck the halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to be part of the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop this year! I love Newton’s Nook Designs’ products and they have so many holiday themed ones! It is hard to choose, so i decided to use and older set which is new to me: Winston’s Home for Christmas.

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For the holidays when i give a present, i love to have a card and a matching tag to put on the wrapped present. When i designed my card, I made sure the design allows me to create a matching tag too.

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I started with a piece of Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock, which i die cut with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frameworks die set and another piece with Fancy Edges tag die. I wanted to do some watercolouring which is totally out of my comfort zone 🙂

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I stamped Winston and a matching sentiment on each panels using a waterproof black ink (my favourite is the Gina K Designs Amalgam ink). The sentiment on the tag is from the gorgeous Sentiments of the Season stamp set.

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I used Altenew watercolours and a waterbrush to colour the images. It looks so dreamy after it got dry, even if i am at the very beginning of my watercolouring journey.

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For the card i trimmed a dark red cardstock slightly larger than the scalloped rectangle and mounted it on a pretty patterned paper piece (Doodlebug Milk and Cookies) with 3D foam tape. For the tag i used the same patterned paper and red cardstock to embellish it. I am so happy that the Fancy Edges Tag die set has all sorts of dies to customize your tags. I added a bit of green too to make it really fancy. A piece of chunk red/white twine finished it off. 

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I hope you got inspired to make your own Christmas cards with matching tags. And to step out of your comfort zones to have some extra fun!

 Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 

Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2×3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.

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Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 9th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Keeway Tsao

Alix Davis

Katie Gehring

Caly Person

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar (you are here)

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Happy hopping and see you soon!
Zsofi