Happy Mother’s Day with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is this weekend in the US so I thought I will share with you a lovely Lilac shaker, which is easy to make. I used products from Newton’s Nook Designs.

First I stamped the Lilac image on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I used my Karin Brush markers to paint them quickly. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the shaker part I die cut the scalloped frame from Frameworks 4 times and layered them on top of each other, inserting a piece of acetate under the top layer. I also die cut the scalloped rectangle die from the same set from light blue cardstock, it serves as the backing of the shaker. I adhered a few rhinestones on the backing then filled it with some Moonshine Confetti from Simon Says Stamp and Raindrop confetti from Trinity Stamps.

For the background I chose a pretty pattered paper from the Springtime paper pad and decided to add a dark purple mat to the shaker piece. The sentiment is from the Best Mom Oval stamp set, white heat embossed on a ticket shaped die cut from Frameworks.

As a finishing touch I added Liquid Pearls in the middle of the flowers.

I wish you like my card today and got inspired. Hope you check back soon for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

Be my Valentine – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Valentine edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, a cute shaker. I don’t make interactive cards often, even though they are easy to make and who doesn’t like to play with a card which makes sound? Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped the elephant from the Elephant of surprise stamp set and the balloons from the Popping by stamp set. I used my Copic markers this time to colour them, then I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the Stitched Hearts Background die from Holy Mackarel cardstock and used the Fancy Nancy Frames die to cut a window. I cut this from red glitter paper again, I needed the small hearts.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Special Day Sentiment Duos stamp set on the bottom of the window panel, turned it around and adhered a piece of acetate to cover the window. I added thick 3D foam tape all around, placed sequins, hearts and gems inside and adhered an A2 white top folding notecard to it. The thicker the foam tape, the better your sequins will move. The one from Heffy Doodle is thicker than anything else I have ever tried, it is the perfect choice for shakers.

The last step was some paper piecing: I added a red glitter heart to each whole on the front. It took me a few minutes but I always liked to play Lego.

With this my card was all finished, but I want to give you an advice: if you make shaker cards, follow the “less is more” rule. I clearly overfilled my shaker, which still looks woderfully pretty, but the filling doesn’t move enough.

I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration and you will try yourself at shaker cards too. If so, show us what you make in the Heffy Doodlers Facebook Group.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the November Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we saved the cutest for last. Snow Angel Newton and Snow Angel Puppy are the cutest critter sets for winter and Roll with it is another funny sentiment one.

All new products will be available on Thursday 18/11!

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I started with stamping the cat and dog from both Snow Angel sets and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used the following colours: CG3, CG2, CG1, IB3, IB2, IB1, TB5, TB3, TB2, TN4, TN2, TN1, FS7, FS6, EB7, EB6, EB5, EB3, EB1, RB1. I cut the images out with scissors this time and to hide the imperfections, I used a black Memento marker on the edges.

For the background I die cut the postage stamp rectangle die from Frameworks from white cardstock and a slightly smaller rectangle from light blue. I cut another white rectangle just a dash smaller than the blue one to get a layered look. From the latter I cut out the snowbanks using a Land border die.

I stamped the outline of the images with light blue ink on the snowbanks. I did not use any masking, just tried to avoid the cat and dog figures with the mini ink pad. It was easy. I stamped aroud it the little snowflakes.

I did some simple ink blending on the blue panels with Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks.I white heat embossed the sentiments and assembled the cards. I used action wobblers to secure the cat and the dog, it makes the cards interactive and so playful! I used kraft card bases to make the focal panels stand out.

As a finishing touch I used Stickles on the edge of the snowbanks and the snow angels.I also covered the scarves and caps with clear shimmer and emphasized the noses with a drop of glossy accents.

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First I white heat embossed the Roll with it sentiment on an aqua banner which I die cut with the new Bookmark die. I added a stitched teal baner under it (Frames and Flags die set).

On a white scalloped circle I stamped the Snowflakes Roundabout stamp set with All That Jazz Catherine Pooler ink and as it stays wet a little longer than other inks, I could easily heat emboss it with Altenew Translucent Pearl embossing powder.

I made an ink blended background using the same ink, spritzed it with water and dried it before applying White Glitz Glitter Gel on it through the Snowfall stencil.

When it was all dry I assembled the card: I chopped off part of the circle, adhered the banners and popped them up on the frosty background.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Snow Angel Newton ” or the “Snow Angel Puppy” 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 Wednesday November 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 18th. 

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 liked my inspiration with the new release all week long. Now it is time to prepare your shopping lists!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Popping by – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. May is a birthday heavy month in my family and I thought I would show you an sweet interactive card today made with stamps and dies from the new release. Usually I am intimidated from interactive cards but the new slider pop-up is super easy even if you are not an experienced crafter. Let me guide you through the process.

Pre-orders are open and all order get a freebie stamp – if you spend above 45 GBP you even get the coordinating die!

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Popping by stamp set using Copic markers. I went with cheerful, rather girlish colours but I cannot wait to make the same with more masculine colours too. I die cut all with the coordinating dies and assembled the little present using Glubert.

Then I created the interactive part: first I die cut the stitched frame from patterned paper and also from light blue cardstock. I cut off the “flap” of the patterned paper one so all I had left was a frame. I adhered it to the blue panel with Glubert and folded the flap at the crease lines.

I embellished the flap: added a thin Oyster Shell strip to the bottom until the first crease line and popped up the coloured image right above using 3D foam tape. I made sure to adhere only the present and let the balloons be free of adhesive so the mechanism could work properly. I needed the insert piece which I die cut from white cardstock, and adhered the bottom of the blue flap to it (until the first crease line). The top of the insert I embellished with a small die from the Slimline Pull Tab dies: I cut the stitched part from Banana Split and the arrow from Ice blast cardstock scraps.

The first half of the sentiment I stamped directly on the top of the blue flap using a Catherine Pooler ink. The other half of the sentiment I stamped directly on the white card base. To ensure the right placement I put the frame on the card base in my Misti, in this way I could see where the sentiment had to be.

Finally it was time to assemble the interactive part: I put thick 3D foam strips on the back of the frame in a U shape, leaving the top free. I adhered it to the card base and it was all done! So easy! As a finishing touch I covered the balloons with clear shimmer and added glossy accents to the ribbon. I also adhered a bunch of blue star sequins to the background to make it even more festive!

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

Birthday shaker – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I have a really cute interactive card for you today, created the awesome Puppy Playtime set from the latest release of Newton’s Nook Designs. I am in love with these dogs, and after my last puppy party card I had some extra pups ready to party too.

This time I gave them a huge balloon which is actually a shaker. I used the Balloon shaker die set to create it: the frame I die cut from holographic blue cardstock and the from a 3D foam adhesive – makes it so easy to create a shaker. With the background die I cut a piece of acetate and also Bristol Smooth cardstock which I inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Uplifting wishes set in blue directly on the background and added clear seed beads inside.

The background is inked with Distress Oxide inks and I used the Balloon stencil with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink over the sky to create a tone on tone look. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle. On the bottom I used the Hills and Grass stencil and Twisted Citron / Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks.

I cut the panel with the stitched scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags and assembled the scene. The big balloon I attached to a little bone with a string cut from golden glitter cardstock.

As a finishing touch I added clear simmer to the party hats and covered the bone and noses with glossy accents. Isn’t this card adorable?

I hope you like today’s inspiration and will check back soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – BLOG HOP

Hello Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the last few days when we revealed the fabulous July release at Newton’s Nook Designs. All the new stencils, stamps and dies are available already in their online store and they have an anniversary sale too this weekend.

Today we have a special Blog Hop with fantastic giveaways, so make sure you read through till the end. For this special occasion I created a fun interactive summer card.

First I stamped and coloured the surfing kitty from Newton’s Perfect wave. I used Copic markers to add colour and die cut it with the coordinating die. I cut an extra piece from a scrap cardstock to make the image sturdier.

I also stamped the little fish from Scuba Newton, coloured them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. While I was already die cutting I cut the polaroid frames (Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Again) 3 times from white cardstock and adhered them together.

On the inner pieces I created my little scenes with Distress Oxide inks. On the bigger one I sponged Tumbled Glass on the top for the sky and Mermaid Lagoon through the Splashes &Waves stencil. On the smaller one I used Mermaid Lagoon and added waves with Blueprint Sketch through the Clouds stencil turning it upside down.

For the background I chose a yellow patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and assembled the card. I stamped a sentiment on the bigger frame with black ink.

Then I adhered the fish with liquid glue, embellished them with glossy accents and added a few Chunky Confetti glitter from Studio Katia to look like bubbles.

Newton I popped up with a mini action wobble so he looks like trying to find his balance on the waves 🙂 So fun!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 6 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 6 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win: comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 21 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 22 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!
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

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked my funny wobbling kitty card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Halloween Card Series 2018 – Day 6

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Hello Everyone,

I am back with the 6th Halloween card in a raw…I hope you enjoy my series and getting in the mood for Halloween.

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Today I want to show you cute shaker card made with Pretty Pink Posh stamps and dies.

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As always I stamped and coloured the images from the PPP Halloween Pals stamp set first, then cut them out with their coordinating dies. I die cut a stitched rectangle from black cardstock and then I ran it through the Big Shot with PPP Stitched Pieces die. I die cut another stitched rectangle from light green cardstock as the backing for my shaker.

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I temporarily placed the black frame on top of the green rectangle to see where I should stamp the sentiment. After stamping it in black, I added a piece of acetate to the back of the frame, and used Darice thin 3D foam strips to create the shaker.

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I filled it with a sequin mix from Lucy’s Little Things (that is the only Halloween mix I own, what a shame!) Then I removed carefully the backing of the foam strips and adhered the backing.

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I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Doodlebug Booville paper pad to cover an A2 sized card and adhered the shaker to it. I added the cute images around, added some white gel pen details, covered their hats with Tonic Aqua shimmer pen and used glossy accents to emphasize some parts of the images.

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I will link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  and Wednesday Challenge (Halloween/Spooky).

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will come back tomorrow for something new!

See you,

Zsofi

 

Mermaid shaker ft. Lawn Fawn – Under the sea Card Series #1

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Under the sea Card Series! My first card is an underwater shaker inspired by 2 challenges: the Lawnfawnatics #34 My favourite place and the first card challenge at Pink and Paper (underwater shaker).

Here is what I came up with:

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I started with stamping and colouring a bunch of images from different Lawn Fawn sets (Year 6, Gleeful gardens, Elphie Selphie, Mermaid for you and Critters in the sea). I used Copics for colouring and the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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Then I created an alcohol inked background with a felt applicator and blending solution. I love these blue-aqua colours so much! I also made a yellowish piece which I die cut with a Stitched hillside border die to be the sand.

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When assembling the scene, I adhered some of the images inside the shaker and I left some for outside to make sure thy are not covered when shaking. I also made the dolphin move by attaching it to the background with a very thin thread. It shakes inside but not too much, so it will not get lost in the bottom of the card.

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The shaker part is a white stitched rectangle frame with a piece of acetate adhered to it. I stamped the sentiment with black Staz-on ink on  the acetate itself. I put thin strips of foam tape around the frame and filled it with clear sequins, seed beads, silver hexagon sequins (Honey Bee Stamps) and chunky glitter confetti (Studio Katia). Before closing the shaker I also glued some of the hexagon sequins to the background to ensure that not all falls down to the bottom when the card is standing.

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When the shaker was sealed, I adhered the rest of the images on the acetate, added some Tonic Aqua Shimmer to the seashell and the balloon and covered them with glossy accent. I made a little video for you to see the shaking (I am sorry that it is poor quality, I will work on that for the next time)

 

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics #34 Challenge and to the Pink and Paper Card Challenge too.

I hope you like my card and will come back tomorrow for more underwater inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Studio Katia 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Studio Katia 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop as a guest designer. I feel honoured to be part of such a gorgeous celebration.

You should have arrived from my talented friend, Laura Volpes’s blog and I am the last stop for today. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog!

CARD 1.

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For my first card I applied Distress Inks gently on Bristol Smooth cardstock, then through the Brush Stroke Waves stencil I reapplied the same inks once more. Before removing the stencil I sprayed Iridescent Shimmer Mist on it for a subtle sparkle. Until my background was drying I stamped and coloured the images from the Under the sea stamp set using Copic markers. I die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I also inked up a stitched hillside border with distress inks, splattered some Gathered Twigs and Antique Linen inks on it to look like sand. Before assembling the card I white heat embossed the sentiment on the top. I decided to make this card really festive by adding the present and the little birthday hat from the Shell-ebration stamp and die set.

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As a finishing touch I emphasized the eyes of the fish with a black glaze pen and added a bit of glossy accents to some details. I also scattered a bunch of Clear confetti to look like bubbles.

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CARD 2.

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For my second card I die cut a Stitched Creative window in the middle of a white cardstock, and once more from light grey cardstock. I adhered a piece of an alcohol ink background to a white card base and popped up the window with the inlaid frame using 3D foam tape.

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I carefully white heat embossed the sentiment in the middle window and adhered the sea critters using 3D foam squares for ore dimension. A few Iridescent bubbles, glossy accent and white gel pen details finished this card off.

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CARD 3.

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After seeing the Seashell Shaker die I just had to make an underwater shaker card too. I die cut a white cardstock piece with the rectangle from the Dotted Patterns Set 1 with the Shell die in it. I added a piece of transparency to the back of it and made the tunnel for the shaker part with 3D foam tape. I used a small piece of the alcohol inked background adhered to a blue violet mat and added Crystal Clear, Silver Foil Confetti and a bit of the Shimmering Ice Fusion sequin mix.

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When my shaker piece was all sealed I decorated the front with the little turtle from the Shell-ebration set. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a black banner. A bit of glossy accent, some clear shimmer on the present and black glaze pen on the eyes made it finished.

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STUDIO KATIA NEW RELEASE

Studio Katia is celebrating their birthday with a new release, which includes 6 new Clear Stamp Sets and 4 sets of Coordinating Dies, 4 new stand alone Creative Dies, 2 new Stencils and new Embellishments! Check them out here!

GIVEAWAY

Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD gift certificates on each day of the Hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the Hop! Make sure to leave all the comments by Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 11:59 PM EST.

All winners will be announced on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 on the Studio Katia Blog.

Here is the full list of blogs participating on Friday, 25th May:

I hope you enjoyed my cards and will return soon for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi

 

Happy Birthday, my little boy!

Hello Everyone,

Today is the birthday of my little boy, we had a lovely (and hectic) family gathering in the morning finished with a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant. My little one turned 4, I cannot believe it! It seems like it was yesterday that I held him in my arms for the first time!

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As he is fond of helicopters and planes, I made an interactive card for him using Winston Takes Flight from Newton’s Nook Designs. I stamped and coloured the image with Copics together with an extra propeller. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I fussy cut the extra piece with scissors. To make it sturdier, I cut an extra layer from simple white cardstock for both and layered them under the coloured ones. I attached the extra propeller with a brad to allow a little movement.

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I used the MFT Cloud stencil and Distress ink to make the sky background. I die cut a stitched frame rectangle, a stitched cloud border and the Happy birthday sentiment (all from Lawn Fawn) and adhered them to the scene.

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I stamped an extra sentiment on the top of the sky with black ink (from the same NND set). I added the airplane with an action wobble. A bit of sparkle and glossy accent finished this cute card.

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And I have to share also with you the card my daughter made for her brother: stencilled, stamped and coloured with love and care.

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I will upload these to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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Hope you like it and will return soon for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi