Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 3

Hello Crafty friends,

We are halfway through the June release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and still there is so much cuteness we need to show you! Today is all about Newton, our favourite naughty kitty, with 2 stamp/die sets:

Here is my card for the Newton Hangs out set:

I really wanted to create a naughty scene, where poor kitty is in trouble. So I placed the tree on the river bank and added a lot of birds teasing the kitty.

As always I coloured the image first and also added the birds from Newton’s Birdhouse to increase the crowd 🙂 I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

To create the scene I used the land border dies to cut the grass and the river bank from coloured cardstock and I cut the river with the sea border dies. I also cut the crown of the tree with a sky border die.

I assembled the scene on a stitched blue square panel and ran it all through again with the same die to get the stitching details consistently everywhere. I also white heat embossed the mini clouds from the Newton Hangs out stamp set on vellum and adhered them to the card with dots of liquid glue.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a black banner (Frames an Flags die set) and adhered it to the card sticking out from the scene for more interest. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to Newton’s collar and the bird beaks, emphasized the birds’ eyes with a black glaze pen and added a bit o sparkle with a clear shimmer pen to the clouds and waves.

My second card is a scene one too, featuring the Newton’s picnic set.

I love this image so much, I coloured it with Copic markers again and cut it out with the coordinating dies along with a lot of ants.

I adhered a red gingham patterned paper on a grassy border and then on a light blue panel. I ran this through my die cutting machine with the 2 biggest dies from the Frames and flags set, so I got a frame and an inner piece.

I stamped the sentiment in black, mounted the basket with 3D foam squares and adhered all the little bugs around.

I stamped another sentiment on a small white stitched circle and added it to the side of the frame which is popped up with 3D foam squares too for more dimension.

A bit of sparkle on the wings, glossy accents here and there and a black glaze pen on the ants and seeds made this card super cute.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton Hangs Out” or the “Newton’s Picnic” 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and you will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the June reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we continue with some great sentiments for dog lovers! †

And look at that stencil too, isn’t it the cutest?

All new products will be available on 14/06 Friday.

For my card today I played mostly with die cuts. I started with creating the focal panel by die cutting the Paw print shaker base from dark grey cardstock and the second layer from Peacock cardstock.

I adhered them together and white heat embossed a sentiment from the new Say woof stamp set in the middle.

I also die cut the woof sentiment few times from white cardstock and once from Peacock cardstock. I stacked them up and adhered the coloured one on top tiny offset. To make it even more special, I covered it all with a good amount of glossy accents.

For the background I applied white texture paste on a white notecard through the Woof stencil for a textured look. Until it was drying I die cut the pawprint shaker add-ons from Peacock and Audrey Blue cardstock scraps and also from white glitter cardstock. I inlaid them on a thin strip of dark grey cardstock and popped up the big pawprint on it using 3D foam squares.

I mounted it on the textured card base and my card was all done. So many sparkly, shiny and raised details but it is still a very simple design.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Say woof” 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and you will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

One sip at a time

Hello Everyone,

The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing and as Pink and Main is one of the awesome Super Sponsors, I brought you an elegant tea card today using stamps/dies from their latest release.

Here is my card:

I started with stamping one of the teapots from the Tea-rific stamp set, coloured it with Copics and die cut it with the coordinating die.

Then I die cut a wreath from Olive cardstock and a stitched rectangle using a green checked patterned paper from the Something Whimsy paper pad.

I adhered the wreath, popped up the teapot in the middle with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiment with black ink on the bottom of the panel. I gave it a thin black mat and mounted it on a white top folding card base.

I embellished the wreath with tiny flower sequins and added glossy accents to some parts of the teapot to make even prettier.

I hope you like my card and will check back later for more inspiration! It is National Scrapbooking Day today, I hope you find time for your favourite hobby.

Happy crafting!

Zsofi

Alice in Wonderland

Hello Everyone,

Today I brought you a cartoon inspired motivational card. I am a big Disney fan and when I first saw the Wonderland stamp set from Pink and Main, I was literally jumping from joy. The characters are so cute and the quotes made me smile.

I started with stamping an colouring the images with Copic markers. I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

Then I used a stitched rectangle die to cut a white, a pink and a blue violet piece. I also used it to cut down a green piece of cardstock which I cut again with a small scalloped border die to stand for grass for my scene.

Before attaching the grass and all the images, I sponged very lightly some light blue ink on the white rectangle. I also stamped the sentiment with blue violet ink. I popped up the images with 3D foam squares and added some flower sequins.

For the background I chose a pretty bow one from the Something Whimsy paper pad and covered an A2 sized card front with it and adhered all the rectangles turned at an angle before adhering the focal panel.

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the glasses, clock, bottle and bows, just to make them even cuter.

I hope you liked my card today and will check back later for more inspiration with the April Release. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Rain or shine – MFT Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I am super late with my entry for the MFT Sketch Challenge, but yesterday’s rain totally inspired me to make this cute card.

I staretd with stamping the girl with the big umbrella from the Birdie Brown Rain or shine stamp set on Copic friendly cardstock, and coloured her with Copic markers. I used my favourite colour combo for this spring: pink-yellow-aqua.

Then I used the Brick wall stencil on Bristol smooth cardstock and applied gently some Black Soot distress oxide ink. I die cut it with the Essential Cover Up Horizontal die and took the Mini Raindrops stencil and added Brutus Monroe glitter paste over it in teal colour. I love the layered stencil effect! When the panel was dry I added a dark teal mat to it and adhered it to a dark grey note card.

I arranged the girl, the puddle and some die cut clouds (I used the stamp set’s coordinating dies) and also heat embossed a sentiment on a bright pink cardstock strip. Apart from the sentiment – which I popped up with 3D foam squares – everything is adhered flat with liquid glue.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the umbrella and used a white gel pen to add highlights.

I will link this up to the MFT Sketch Challenge #431.

I hope you got inspired too by the capricious April weather and enjoyed my card tutorial. Please join me later today for the Newton’s Nook Design’s April Reveals Day 2 projects too.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of the March release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! If you love flowers, today is your day! We are featuring a new floral stamp called Floral Fringe. So unique!

And there is a matching stand-alone die set, which gets you even more possibilities with this unique design!

All the new products will be available on Friday, 15th March!

For my cards i stamped the flower block with Versafine Onyx black ink onto Bristol Smooth cardstock and used a clear detailed embossing powder (Lawn Fawn) to heat emboss it with my heat gun. I love the shiny black outlines. I also did the same with the sentiments in the middle.

Instead of colouring I decided to go with ink blending: I used several Distress inks to add colour. On the pink card I applied Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron, on the purple one I used Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender and Evergreen Bough.

Meanwhile it was drying, I die cut the frames using 2 of the dies from the new Frames Squared die set. For each card i cut 2 frames: one white and one from coloured cardstock. I adhered them together and mounted them on top of the floral panel. The card base is a 4.25*4.25 inch square notecard this time.

Of course i needed some finishing touches too: a bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents on the middle of the flowers. 

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Floral Fringe” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!  Here is 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will hop along. Please make sure to come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #451

Hello Everyone,

I am here today as a Guest Designer for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #451, sponsored by Newton’s Nook Designs. The theme is Back to school.

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I cannot believe that in a month time my daughter will start the 2nd grade at school. I know it is not going to be easy at the beginning to get used to studying again, therefore I made a couple of lunch box notes already which I can sneak in next to her sandwich in her box. I wish it will brighten her day and remind her how awesome she is.

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I started with stamping an colouring my favourite unicorns from the Newton’s Nook Design Believe in Unicorns stamp set. I used Copic markers, Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and a bit of stickles on the horns for an even brighter sparkling effect.

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I cut the images with the coordinating dies.

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I also die cut some white frames with the Frameworks Die set and adhered a piece of vellum to the back of them. I glued the unicorns in place and stamped my sentiments with Staz-on black ink on the vellum.

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For the background I used Lawn Fawn Really rainbow patterned papers (my favourite from the pack) and cut it to cover a 4 bar card (3 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches).

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As a finishing touch I added a few Crystal Stars from Studio Katia.

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I wish you like my mini lunch box notes and you got inspired to play along this fun challenge. All details about the challenge you may read here.

Newton's Nook Designs

See you soon,

Zsofi