Last minute Christmas tags – Heffy Doodle

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. It is time for the last minute cards and tags as Christmas is in 10 days. I brought you a tag design which is easy to mass produce but still very special. And I also show you how to incorporate it on a card!

First I die cut the tags from kraft cardstock and stars from white glitter cardstock using the Mini Essential die set. I also cut the banner from white cardstock to hold the sentiment.

Then I stamped the cute trees from the Santa’s Village stamp set and quickly coloured them with Spectrum Noir markers: AG4, AG2, AG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped a sentiment in red from the Classic sentiment set on the white banners and used my trimmer to make them a bit narrower.

As a finishing touch I used the Firefly Sparkle mix as mini baubles for the trees, added a red glitter eyelet and green twine.

To use this tag as the focal point of a card, I die cut the rectangle die from Mini Essentials from red cardstock and embossed it with the Swiss Dot mini embossing folder. I gave it a white mat and added a piece of patterned paper from the Wildflowers paper pad. I cut a slightly bigger rectangle from green cardstock and framed the patterned paper before popping it up on a white card base.

To make the tag pop out more, I used 3D foam squares under it.

The Mini Essentials die set and the mini embossing folder are all part of the Mini Die Cutting machine special bundle. A perfect gift for Christmas!

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Theme Week Inspiration

Hello Everyone,

Did you know that Pretty Pink Posh is having a Holiday Theme week al week long? I am super excited to participate in the festivities! I love to make Christmas cards and mixing old with new, this is how this cute scene was born in my head. And because I love to dress up the presents, I also created a coordinating tag!

I started with stamping and colouring the images from Happy Santa and Reindeer Friends. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

Then I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. I spritzed the panels with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. Then I used the Snowfall stencil and white texture paste to create a night background with snow.

While it was drying I did some die cutting: I needed a snowbank from white glitter cardstock and also a sentiment. I chose the Merry Christmas script, cut it from gold glitter cardstock and once more from black and layered them on top of each other tiny offset, so it looks like it has a shadow. It helps the sentiment stand out.

When the background was dry, I cut it down to be a bit smaller than an A2 sized card front and adhered it to a top folding card base. I assembled the scene and popped up Santa with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the furry parts of Santa’s costume, glossy accents on the ribbon and reindeer noses, and added some highlights with a white gel pen.

For the tag I used the Decorative Tag 1 die set, and did the same steps as above. I punched a hole on the top and added a thick red and white twine to it.

Don’t forget that all items in the Christmas section are 15% off during theme week!

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3

Hello Evereyone,

We are halfway through the Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release reveals, but as you may have guessed, today is all about kitties. The 2 sets featured today are Newton’s Gift and Christmas Nap and they both come with coordinating dies.

Look at the coordinating die for Christmas nap: it even has an extra sentiment die!

All new products will be available on 14/10/2022.

CARD

For my first card I started with colouring the napping pets from Christmas Nap using Copic markers. The exact colours I used are the following: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, YG67, YG17, YG25, YG03, R89, R39, R37, R35, Y17, Y08. I cut it out with its coordinating die.

Then I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Canine Christmas pad and cut it with the postage stamp die from Framework. I also cut a small piece from woodgrain cardstock to serve as floor and added a thin red strip before adhering it to the “wallpaper”.

I used the Frames and Flags die set to cut a brown banner and white heat embossed the sentiment on it.

I also cut a very small oval from gold cardstock with one of the small dies from Oval Frames – it serves as a small carpet under the tree.

After popping up the image and sentiment with foam squares, I gave the whole panel a light green mat before adhering to a white card base. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents.

TAGS

When I first saw the Newton’s Nap stamp set, I thought how nicely it could work as gift tags!

So stamped and coloured a bunch using Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating die. The colours I used are: G28, G09, G07, R46, R29, R27, R24, E42, E41, E40, YG25, YG03, YG01, YG00, W9, W7, W5, W4, W2, W1, W00, E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, C7, C3, C0, E01.

To make them sturdier, I cut the coordinating die once more from white cardstock and adhered to the back of the coloured tags.

I stamped the sentiments on each with black ink and used a hole punch to make space for the twine.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the ribbons and glossy accents on the berries and noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Christmas Nap” or the “Newton’s Gift” 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 October 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday October 14th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I wish you enjoyed my projects today and got inspired! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the last day of reveals!

See you,

Zsofi

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