STAMPtember with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello everyone,

Iam thrilled to participate in Simon Says Stamp‘s STAMPtember event today with an exclusive set designed by Newton’s Nook Designs: Cozy Wishes! It is a limited edition stamp/die set available only at Simon Says Stamp, so when it is sold out, it is gone for good.

For my card I stamped and coloured the images with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: DR5, DR3, DR05, BO2, BO1, BO05, GY3, GY2, GY1, BG8, BG7, BG6, BG5, BG2, BG1, BG05. I also stamped the couch on patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather Remix paper pad and added some shading with a grey marker. I fussy cut all the images and arranged the pets on the couch between the pillows.

Then I die cut a white scalloped rectangle with the Frames and Flags die set from Newton’s Nook Designs, cut a piece of patterned paper to fit inside the stitching and also added a thin strip of woodgrain cardstock as floor, which I have previously inkblended with Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide inks.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a mustard banner and backed it with a smaller grey one (all dies are from Frames and Flags) before popping them up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the blanket and pillows and emphasized some details with glossy accents.

I hope you got inspired and liked my card. Don’t forget, if you like this stamp set, act fast as all STAMPtember sets sell out in a few hours usually!

See you soon,

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

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

The bittersweet moment of the last day of reveal week at Newton’s Nook Designs has arrived, but we still have two adorable little sets to showcase: Harvest Haul and Newton’s Crate. Both come with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on 19/08/2022.

CARD 1

For my first card I coloured Newton’s Crate and a bunch of leaves with Copic markers and cut them all out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment inside the crate, I love when it is part of an image! The colours I used:

  • pumpkins: YR68, Y38, Y35
  • crate: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42
  • kitty: N3, N0
  • leaves: YR68, Y38, Y35, E47, E44, E42, Y17, Y08, Y11, BG15, BG11

Then I die cut a pretty patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad using a die from Frames Squared, so it has a window. I used the same die to cut a square from aqua cardstock and arranged the scene. I popped up the crate with 3D foam squares and scattered the leaves all around.

I used 3D foam squares to pop up the patterned paper frame too, I love the dimension so much!

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems and added aqua twine to the top of the card.

CARD 2

As always I started with colouring the truck and leaves from Harvest Haul, which is my favourite part of cardmaking. I used Copic markers:

  • pumpkins: E19, YR27, YR24, YR23
  • apples and cloth: RV69, R39, R37, R35
  • truck: G28, G46, YG63, G21, W9, W7, W5, W3, W2, W1, W0, BG15, BG11, BG10
  • bucket, leaves and hay: E59, E57, E55, E53, E51

I die cut everything with the coordinating dies, and also cut a rounded stitched rectangle from cream cardstock with the Frames and Flags die set.

I heat embossed a sentiment with Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate embossing powder on the top of the panel, popped up the truck with 3D foam squares and scattered the leaves all around. I gave a dark red mat to the focal panel before adhering it to a plaid patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the apples and cloth and also glossy accents on the bumpers, lights, mirror and the stems of the pumpkins.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Harvest Haul” or the “Newton’s Crate” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

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 hope you enjoyed release week inspiration and you are ready with your wish list. Let me know in the comments which is your favourite this month. I am so curious to know!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we are switching from Halloween to Fall themed goodies. Today is all about the lovely Autumn Oval stamp set which has fabulous sentiments for your Fall crafting. It coordinates with the previously released Oval Frames die set. There is a new Autumn paper pad too, with beautiful designs and colours.

All new products will be available on 19/08/2022.

For my card I started with stamping and colouring the main image with Copic markers:

  • pumpkin 1: E19, YR27, YR24, YR23, E49, E59, E57
  • pumpkin 2: W7, W5, W3, W0
  • pumpkin 3: G28, G46, YG63, G21
  • berries: R37
  • leaves 1: YG67, YG17, YG25
  • leaves 2: Y08, Y04, Y11
  • leaves 3: RV99, RV69, R39, R37
  • leaves 4: E59, E57, E55
  • background: BG15, BG11, BG10

I stamped a sentiment in the middle and cut the image with scissors. I ran a black marker on the cut edge to make the imperfections invisible. Then I cut a dark green cardstock piece with the scalloped die from the Oval Frames die set and also a pretty patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad with a die from Frames and flags.

I added some white organza ribbon to the background and used 3D foam tape to adhere the coloured image.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems and the word ‘Happy’.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Autumn Oval” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

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 hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again tomorrow for the last day of fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Sparkly rainbow – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Have you seen the super sparkly, beautiful sequin mixes which have been released recently? Those gorgeous colours are so inspiring and the idea of a sparkly rainbow struck me. Let me show step by step how I made this cute card.

First I looked through my Heffy Doodle cardstock scraps and selected Cookie Monster, Hint Of Mint, Plum Pudding and Simply Tealicious. I played Cinderella and selected the matching colours of sequins from the Covesea, Unicorn Dream and Royal Mist mixes. It was so fun and didn’t take too long at all. When the preparation was done, I die cut the Starry Rainbow die from all the scraps and created my own rainbow. I used Heffy Tape to hold the pieces together, I even left the stars in the die cut and adhered a sequin on top of each one. It looks gorgeous in real life!

Then I die cut some clouds from white cardstock with the Big Stitched Clouds die and also the “rainbow” word from the Rainbow Builder die set from silver glitter cardstock.

For the background I chose a striped paper from the new Summer Holiday paper pad but I wanted to mute it with a piece of vellum to have a more cloudy feel. I used double-sided adhesive sheets to adhere the vellum, this way the adhesive doesn’t show through.

After adhering the rainbow, the sentiment and popping up the clouds with 3D foam squares, I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Close at heart set with Staz-on Black ink.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Aloha – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am going on holiday in a few days and even though it is “just” our favorite hotel in Hungary, not a tropical beach, I am totally in vacation mood already which affects my cardmaking too. This little note is for all of you, who read me regularly, thank you so much for being part of my crafty journey. The stamps, dies and stencil I used on this card are all from Newton’s Nook Designs.

First I created the background using the Retro Sun & Palms stencil and Distress Oxide inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Saltwater Taffy. Then I used the second layer of the stencil with Gina K Glitz Glitter gel in black. I set it aside to dry until I worked on the rest of the card.

I stamped and coloured the kitty from Aloha Newton using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: TN8, T7, TN5, EB3, EB2, GB3, GB1, FS7, MG3, MG1, MG05, LY2. I cut it out with its coordinating die.

While I was die cutting I cut a piece of kraft cardstock with a Land border die and used a Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber on the top of it. I poured Hero Arts Sand embossing powder on it and heated it with my heat gun. I added some more drops of the powder and melted it again until I was satisfied with the sandy look.

I also die cut the Aloha sentiment from sparkle cardstock and once from black to create a shadow. I assembled the card and stamped the rest of the sentiment under the die cut word from the Tropical Fringe stamp set.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accent on the guitar and a black glaze pen on the nose of the cat.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Bunny Love – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. The school year is officially finished, my kids did excellent and I am so proud of them! I created a funny little card to remind them how much I love them. They are my little bunnies. I mixed and matched stamps and dies to create this clean and simple card, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Veggie patch and Honey Bunny Boo stamp sets using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BO4, BO3, BO1, GY2, JG7, JG5, LG4, LG2, BG7, BG4, BG2, BG05. I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut an Imperial Stitched rectangle from white cardstock, matted it with a slightly bigger piece of Pumpkin Patch cardstock. For the background I used the Woodgrain Background Texture die on Wintergreen cardstock, I love the stitching details!

Then I stamped the word “bunny” from the Honey Bunny Boo set with a matching orange ink and another one from the Veggie Patch stamp set with a matching green ink in two rows. It looks so cool in colour, like a block sentiment.

I popped up the images with 3D foam squares, placed the mini bunny in front of the huge smiling carrot and used a white gel pen to add highlights. I also used my black glaze pen on the eyes to make them shiny.

I wish you liked this clean ad simple card design and it made you smile. Share with us your creations in our Facebook group and check my Instagram for some extra tips on colouring. Thank you so much for your support!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Just floating by… – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

In Hungary the temperature became super summery and all I can think of is our favourite lake. We do not have palm trees, but the water is crystal clear. This inspired my card for today, which I created for the Lawnfawnatics challenge #126 (Beach vs Mountains). All stamps/dies used are from Lawn Fawn.

I started with stamping the lake from the Dad and me stamp set on a white card base using Tsukineko Kaleidocolour ink pad. I have it forever and it had the most beautiful blues for the water. I used the coordinating die to create a mask from Purple tape and did some ink blending above the lake with Distress Oxide inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed. I added some water splatters and used a clear shimmer pen on the water for a subtle sparkle.

Then I die cut some palm trees with the Tropical Backdrop die set. I used coloured cardstock and added a bit of shading with Gathered Twigs and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide inks. I cut some coconuts too with the Spring Flower Backdrop dies.

I coloured some images from the new Pool party stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: CT3, CT1, BO2, BO05, AG5, LG5, LG3, BT9, BT7, BT2, BT05, DR2, DR05, EB5, EB4, RB2, RB1, MB05. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

After assembling the scene I stamped a sentiment under it from the Pool Party set. As finishing touches I used a white gel pen to add highlights and glossy accents on the sunglasses, goggles and coconuts. I also emphasized the nose and eyes of the cute sloth with a black glaze pen.

I will link this up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #126, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Bright and Cheerful) and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Bright and cheerful).

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon. Don’t forget to check my extra tips o Instagram!

See you,

Zsofi

Hang in there – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. The schoolyear is almost ending, I feel on my kids that they are super tired. They need all kinds of encouragement for the last stretch. I created this funny card to make them smile. I used stamps and dies from the latest release, let me guide you through the process.

I started with stamping the giraffes from the Two by Two safari animals set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB5, GB3, GB2, GB1, EB7, GB10, GB7. I added some darker dots to each giraffe for a little texture. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also coloured a bunch of leaves: AG5, AG3, AG1. I also cut these out with their coordinating dies and while I was die cutting I cut the Hang in there Jumbo Sentiment from white cardstock and its shadow from dark brown cardstock.

I used liquid glue for assembling the sentiment as it gave me enough time to tuck the little leaves as embellishments in between the 2 layers. I love how it turned out!

To make the card funny, I adhered the giraffes upside down to the back of the sentiment and popped it all up on an A2 card base covered with pretty patterned paper form the Man Cave paper pad. I used 3D foam squares to give it dimension.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and noses.

I wish you enjoyed my card today and share with us in our Facebook group if I inspired you. Follow me on Instagram if you like my cards, your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Lawn Fawn Spring Release – card #1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to have the new Lawn Fawn release already! I could not help but made a very quick and simple card using dies only to fit the current Lawnfawnatics challenge (dies only).

I started with die cutting a few pain splatters from the new Art Supplies die set from different green cardstock scraps. I really imagined them as germs, but to make them look irresistibly cute, I added some tiny googly eyes (Studio Katia).

I cut a piece of the new All the dots paper pad as the background and a piece of vellum with a Dotted Rectangle die to hold the sentiment.

I realized that I don’t have the Giant Get Well Soon sentiment, what a shame! I had to make it myself: I used the Henry’s ABC set and cut them from a light green cardstock. I was kinda in a rush so I cut each letter once only, but if I had more time I would definitely stack them up.

I assembled the card using the backside of the letters and the little germs to hide the liquid glue behind them. As a finishing touch I used a green marker to draw the slime on the letters and added glossy accents to make it shiny. I think it is funny, I hope it makes you smile too!

I will link this card up to the following challenges (it feels so good to play along after a long time): Lawnfawnatics #125 Dies only, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Layer it up), Simon Says Stamp Mondey Challenge (Add texture).

Thanks for popping by and see you soon with more inspiration with the new release.

Have a lovely weekend,

Zsofi