Batty wishes – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I was playing with the new release and came up with a fun interactive design idea. It’s very simple but so cute! Let me show you!

First I coloured one of the bats from the Let’s Hang Out stamp set using Copic markers. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die.

For the background I took a piece of white cardstock and created purple clouds with the Cloudy sky stencil and Villaneous Potion and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide inks. I moved from the top of the cardstock and on the bottom I used the Sleepy Hollow stencil and Black Soot ink for the graveyard. I added a ton of splatters with Finetec Pearlescent Pearl paint and also some diluted purple ink.

I used the Celestial Corner die to cut tiny stars on the top of the stenciled panel and backed it with silver glitter cardstock.

I also die cut the Happy Halloween Shadow word die from purple glitter cardstock and the shadow from black cardstock and adhered them together.

To frame the whole scene I cut the frame from the Elm street die set from purple cardstock and glued it to the scene.

And now the interactive part: I tool a small piece of very thin silver thread and attached one end to the back of my bat with Scotch tape. The other end I attached to the back of sentiment, which I popped up on the card with 3D foam squares. This way the little bat can fly around, so cute! I will have a short video on my Instagram to show you this card in action, visit me there!

I wish you got inspired and ready for Halloween crafts. Don’t forget that every order above 30 GBP gets this adorable freebie, and if you spend above 45 GBP, you will get the coordinating dies too.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release, and the Design Team is featuring the new Birthday Oval stamp set, which coordinates perfectly with the previously released Oval Frames die set.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/07.

I hardly ever make shaker cards but I want to change that so I designed a fun birthday shaker card for today. First I stamped and coloured the Birthday Oval image with Spectrum noir Triblend markers in rainbow order: Dark Red Shades, Dark Red Blend, Orange Blend, Gold Yellow Blend, Citrus Blend, Dull Green Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Blue Turquoise Blend, Blue Turquoise Shades, True Blue Blend, True Blue Shades, Lavender Blend, Bright Pink Shades, Magenta Blend. I also used some lighter markers: CT05, CG05, BT1, BO05, DR05. I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the panel in black and cut the panel with a scalloped oval.

I used the Oval Frames die set to create a frame. I used Purple Tape from Thermoweb to hold 2 dies together, it helps me to even the space between the two. Then I used Distress Oxide inks for a rainbow ink blending trying to follow the colours I used for the image itself: Villainous Potion, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple and Picked Raspberry.

I adhered a piece of acetate on the back and used 3D foam tape to ensure the height for the tiny star sequins and confetti to shake freely. I will share some shaker card tips on my Instagram.

For the background I used a fun patterned paper from the new Birthday Party paper pad, which I matted with a vivid blue cardstock to give it a frame.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Birthday 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 July 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday July 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s fun interactive card and will be back tomorrow!

See you,

Zsofi

Harry Potter pop-up – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

My brother turned 40yrs old a few days ago and as he is a board game fan, we got him the Hogwarts Battle – The Monster Box of Monsters. I also made a matching card and I am so proud of the packaging of the game itself, that I wanna share it with you too.

I started with going through my Lawn Fawn stash and looked for images which can fit the Hogwarts theme. I chose: Critters ever after, Bicycle built for you, Costume Party, Science of love. I stamped the images and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, GB4, CT4, CT2, BO4, BO3, BO1, BO05, AG4, AG2, AG1, AG05, EB8, EB7, EB6, EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, FS8, FS7, FS6, FS4, DR3, DR05. I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I altered the book a little to look like the Monster Box of Monsters. I used a black Memento marker to add details, drew teeth with a white gel pen and added tiny googly eyes. It turned out super cute!

Then I created a Platform pop-up using a pretty Galaxy paper from The Rabbit Hole Design.

I added the images and also die cut 40 (Oliver’s Stitched 123s) from silver sparkle cardstock and adhered it on little acetate strips so it floats in the air. So cool!

I also dressed up the board game to look like the Monster Box of Monsters: I wrapped it in a furry brown scarf and used an old belt to old it together. I cut teeth from typing paper and inserted it under the scarf. For the eyes I die cut two circles from white cardstock and placed 2 large back buttons on them. Funny, isn’t it?

I wish you like it as much as my brother did! Thanks for visiting and hope you pop in again soon! Next week is going to be post-heavy 😉

See you,

Zsofi

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.

CARD 3

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