Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is day 2 of Newton’s Nook Designs February Release reveals and today our team is showcasing the Hoppy Greetins stamp set and a tiny but oh-so-funny Hare mail stamp set. Both have matching dies, so you do not need to fussy cut!

All products will be available on Friday, 19/02.

CARD 1

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Hoppy Greetings stamp set using my Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I made sure to have extra eggs and flowers to build a scene. I also heat embossed one of the sentiments on the sign the bunny is holding, I love the look so much!

To create the focal panel I die cut the stitched rounded rectangle from blue, green and white cardstocks using the die from Frames and Flags. Then I cut the grass from the green one with a Land Border die and the clouds from the white one with the Sky border dies. I assembled the scene and backed the panel with a slightly bigger yellow rectangle before adhering it to a pretty patterned paper (Doodlebig Designs)

I wanted an extra sentiment which I foud in the Spring Pile Up coordinating dies set: I cut the Happy Easter 3 times from pink cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. It gives a lovely dimensionl look, just like it was chipboard.

I finished the card with a bit of glossy accents on the eggs and the flower centers.

CARD 2

For my secon card I stamped and coloured the cute bunny in the envelope from Hare Mail 6 times and coloured them in rainbow colours. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I had a slimline card idea in mind so I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes from natural cardstock and the frame from Slimline Frames and Windows from white cardstock. On the inner squares I stamped the Hare mail stamp with a light brown ink 3 times and distressed the panels with blending in some Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink on each.

After assembling the card on a slimline 3,5*8,5 inches card base I added a die cut sentiment on the top: I used the Essential Alphabet dies to cut Sending from glitter cardstock and stamped Hare mail under it in black.

Strange but I did not use any embellishments on this card apart from a teeny tiny drop of glossy accents on the noses to make them shiny.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Hoppy Greetings” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will check back tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to announce that today is the first day of Newton’s Nook Designs February Release reveals! We have a lot of cute Spring themed stamps, dies and stencils for you, so stick with me for the whole week. Today our team is showcasing the Spring Roundabout stamp set which coordinated perfectly with the previously launched Circle Frames and Banner Trio dies. We also have a layering stencil set called Bunny Tails and a versatile classic Basketweave stencil too.

All products will be available on Friday, 19/02.

CARD 1

I love the circle cardfront stamps and I am so happy for the Spring Roundabout edition! I simply stamped it on alcohol frienly white cardstock and coloured the small images with Copic markers. It is totally relaxing! I used the scalloped circle from Circle Frames to cut it out and popped it up with 3D foam squares on a pretty patterned paper which I cut down to be slightly smaller than an A2 sized card front.

The sentiment I stamped in black on a rounded pink banner which I cut with a die from the Banner Trio die set. I backed it with a green banner slightly off, so it looks like a green shadow. It adds a bit of interest to this simple but cheerful card.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to some of the details and covered the clouds and Easter eggs with a clear shimmer pen. I added some pink twine to the top and my card is all finished!

CARD 2

When I first saw the Bunny Tails layering stencils I immediately imagined these bunnies in pastel rainbow colours. It is very easy with a bit of purple tape masking: I laid the Bunny stencil on Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked around the first bunny using the tape, then applied Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush. Then I moved on to the next bunny, masked around it and added the second colour. I use a different brush for each colour family so the colours do not blend and I dont have to clean them all the time. The colours used are: Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint.

When it was all done I dried the ink with my heat tool so I can heat emboos the next layer. I used the Tail stencils with a small Versamark ink cube directly over it. After removing the stencil I poured Lawn Fawn Textured White embossing powder over it and heated it with my heat tool. I love the raised fluffy look I got!

I cut the panel down with the postage stamp die from Frameworks and white heat embossed 2 sentiments from the Spring Roundabout stamp set on blue stitched banners. I used the Banner Trio dies to cut the banners. I popped them up with 3D foam squares and mounted the whole panel on a kraft card base.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Spring Roundabout” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the reveals and you will check back tomorrow again.

See you,

Zsofi

Wishing you a hoppy Easter!

Hello Everyone,

Did I tell you how much I love card sketches when designing a card? I love card challenges where there is a given sketch, it makes me think out of my comfort zone. The Lawnfawnatics Challenge #74 is an exciting one, and being Easter weekend I could not let it go without a funny bunny card.

I started with colouring the images from the Happy Easter set with my Copic markers (you might have sen this a few days ago on my Instagram) and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

For the sketch I used the Inside out scalloped circle stackables and cut 4 of them from white cardstock. I used the grassy hillside borders to cut some grass and used the same scaloped circle dies to make them the right shape.

While I was die cutting I cut the beautiful Fancy lace background die from kraft cardstock and adhered it with spray adhesive to a white top folding note card. I popped up the 4 circles and arranged the little scenes on them. I love those bunnies!

The sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and fussy cut it. Then I adhered it to a wavy banner cut from vellum. So special, isn’t it?

I used a bit of clear shimmer on the eggs and tulips and added drops of glossy accents on the beaks and egg decoration.

I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics #74 Skech challenge and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Spring moodboard.

I wish you liked my card today! Let me wish you all who celebrate, a very happy, relaxing and healthy Easter!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Honey Bunnies – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I created a bright and cheerful Easter card for you today using some older and newer stamps and dies. So easy to create your own sentiments this way!  Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped the bunnies and Easter eggs from the Honey Bunny boo stamp set. I stamped the eggs several times to fill up my scene. Then I used my Copics to bring these cuties alive. I chose muted but still cheerful colours. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. 

For the background I die cut a Skinny circle frame from white cardstock and then from vivid pink. The frames I stacked on top of each other for more dimension. On the inner white circle I arranged the “Hope you have a” sentiment from the Roundabout sentiments set using my MISTI stamping tool and stamped it with black ink. Then I took another sentiment from the same set which had the word “wonderful” in it, and arranged it in a way to complete the curve of the already stamped one. I masked off the unnecessary part before inking it up, removed the mask and stamped it in place. I love how it turned out, like it was one curved sentiment! Under it I stamped the Easter from the Honey Bunny Boo set with aqua ink. Looks so cool!

The bottom of the circle I sponged with Twisted citron Distress ink and above it I added a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress ink. Just to have some colour in the background for my bunnies. Then I arranged the die cut images: some I adhered flat, some I popped up with 3D foam squares.

I used a scalloped rectangle die to cut an Easter themed patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) to hold my little circle scene and assembled the card on a top folding A2 sized white card base. I finished it with adding a little clear shimmer to the Easter eggs and a drop of glossy accents to the noses and stars.

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

Stenciled Easter eggs – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam here with you today to show you an easy stenciled Easter card, perfect for the last minute crafters. I used the Easter Egg stamps and Easter eggs stencil from the latest release of Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the bunny and the chic on white cardstock and coloured them with my Copic markers. I chose to fussy cut them this time, to give them another look.

Then I applied Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock through the Easter eggs stencil at a diagonal: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade and Mustard Seed. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. I love the subtle sparkle it gives to all the colourful eggs.

I did not want to cover the pretty background – which I die cut with a Stitched Rectangle 2 die – so i wrapped a strip of vellum around it and added 2 very thin guava cardstock strips to the edged. It helped to hide the adhesive also.

I added the critters and stamped a sentiment with Staz-on Black ink. Then I mounted the panel on a white top folding A2 sized notecard.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Instagram challenge and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Spring moodboard.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon. Have rest and stay at home for the holidays too!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Hoppy Easter – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a cute Easte scene featuring the latest release from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with stamping and colouring the bunnies from the adorable Hop to Spring stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

While I was at die cutting I cut my scene building elements too: grass from green cardstock using the Land border die, a fence from kraft cardstock using the Fence die, some white clouds and a yellow sun using the Sky scene builder die set.

I assembled the scene on a blue piece of cardstock and cut it down a little to allow a white frame showing when adhered to the card base. The sentiment perfectly fit one of the clouds, so it became a part of the scene.

As a finishing touch I added some white dots to the cheeks of the bunnies with a white gel pen and covered the eggs with a clear shimmer pen to add a subtle sparkle. I made the bow and ribbon shiny with glossy accents, just as the little noses of the bunnies. Aren’t they cute?

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

The final day of the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs has come, it is always bitter-sweet. But we saved 2 little sets for last which shout Spring: Hello Spring is perfect for quick tags and cards and Easter Lily is a beautiful floral for all occasions. It also has coordinating dies!

The good news is that all new products will be available tomorrow, 21/02! YAY! I am so curious to know what is on your shopping list!

CARD 1

I am a huge fan of flowers as they are so versatile. I enjoy the colouring process too as it is part of my “how to keep sane” therapy and this particular one was also challenging me to learn something new. (In my colouring I was following the Elements of Nature online colouring class by Kit and Clowder)

After colouring the lily and cutting it out with its coordinating die, I also cut an oval from cream cardstock and a scalloped frame from green cardstock. The latter I cut twice and layered them on top of each other for dimension. (Both dies are from MFT)

The background is a pretty patterned paper from Lawn Fawn. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock and layered it n between the oval and the frame.

As I wanted the flowers to be the queen of the show, the only embellishment I used was a drop of glossy accents on the anthers.

CARD 2

If you follow me you know how much I love making tags. Even if I make a card, I love to incorporate a tag in my design. That is what I did on this fresh and cute card.

I stamped and coloured the Hello Spring set and cut it out with the fancy edges tags die set.

I gave it a nice topper using the fancy edges in the set and some patterned paper from Doodlebug. The reinforcer is also cut from patterned paper. I cut another tag from dark blue cardstock and layered it under the main one a bit offset to serve as a shadow. I added green twine to match the Spring feel.

For the background I chose a very colourful plaid patterned paper and added two white paper doilies before layering the tag with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the middle of the flower and to the letters, they look so dimensional and shiny!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Easter Lily” or the “Hello Spring” 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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this week with us and you got in Spring mood. Don’t forget, all new products will be available tomorrow, 21/02/2020!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Create your own vases with Pink and Main!

Hello Everyone,

I will not reveal a secret if I tell you that I am a real woman and love flowers. I love to get, and love to give – and with spring slowly approaching I am longing for them even more. Until the real ones get to the market (my favourites are tulips) I enjoyed colouring these beauties from Pink and Main.

I started with colouring the bouquets from Gorgeous Vases from the latest release. I used Copic markers and cut everything with their coordinating dies.

I wanted to make my own vases so I stamped the solid vases with green and blue inks and created a mask around it using full sticky post it notes. Then I placed the Garden Gate stencil over it and applied white pigment ink directly from the ink pad. I removed the mask and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Aren’t they gorgeous? They look so real thanks to the texture and shine!

I cut them out with the coordinating dies and glued them together with the bouquets. I popped each vase on a thin strip of white cardstock which I matted with a slightly wider black one. For the background I used patterned paper from the new Pastel Dreams paper pad.

The sentiments are from the Spring sentiments set, white heat embossed on a very skinny black strip and adhered directly to the vases. I love how it becomes part of the design.

I finished the cards with some black glaze pen dots on the vases and the middle of the flowers and covered the petals with clear shimmer for a subtle sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed this unique technique and you will give it a try. Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow for a really cute love project!

Zsofi

Easter wishes with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a little Easter cuteness. I created this card using stamps and dies from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Sketched Easter stamp set. I used Copic markers and die cut the images with the coordinating dies.

I created a mini scene on a white banner which i die cut with the Thin Fish Tail Banner set. I cut a small edge also from green patterned paper (Jolly Paper Pad) as it will be the grass an used the same paper scrap for some branches too which I got from the Spring Wreath Decor die set. In the same set there are several little flowers dies too, I cut them out from orange and yellow cardstocks.

After assembling the scene I stamped the sentiment with green ink and mounted the banner on an A2 sized patterned paper piece (Be brave Paper Pad) using 3D foam tape.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the critters and added golden glossy dots to the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Easter scene with Pink&Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with an adorable and simple Easter scene card featuring the newly released Sketched Easter set from Pink and Main.

When I have a cute stamp set and it is hard to choose which images to use on a card, I just stamp and colour them. I used Copic markers to add colour to these little critters an die cut everything with the coordinating dies. I love how nicely the edges are rounded!

As I still could not decide which cuties to use, I sponged some Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock to create a simple background for a spring scene. I used Tumbled glass for the sky and Twisted Citron for the grass. I die cut this panel with the biggest of the Stitched rectangle set 2.

Then the playtime started: I kept arranging the die cut images till I was happy with the result. I adhered everything flat this time, so it is going to be easy to mail out. I also stamped the sentiment in black from the same stamp set.

As a finishing touch I added a bit of clear shimmer to the flowers and glossy accents to the noses and the body of the butterfly. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes, eyelashes and flower parts.

I hope you liked my card today and got inspired! Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi