Have a surf day! – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am on my well deserved holidays with my kids but I wanted to pop in with this fun card to wish you all a “surf” day. I used stamps/dies and stencils from the latest release of Newton’s Nook Designs.

First I stamped and coloured the car from the Beach Bound stamp set with Illustrator markers. I used scissors to cut it out and used a black Memento marker to run around the edges to correct imperfections.

Then I took a piece of white cardstock and stenciled 2 palm trees on it using the Palm Tree Line stencil set. It was very easy to stencil only two trees using a small blending brush. I used Distress Oxide inks but any inks can work. When it was done I used a die from the Circle Frames die set to cut it out and matted it with a slightly bigger green circle which I cut with a die set from Pink ad Main.

I stamped a sentiment from the Beach Bound set on the bottom of the scene, popped up the card with 3D foam squares ad embellished the trees with brown jewels which look like coconut.

For the background I used a pretty paper from the Summertime paper pad, added a green mat to it before adhering it to a kraft card base. I love the layered look. I used a little clear shimmer on the surf board and glossy accents on some parts of the card to make it fancy.

I wish you like my card and will pop in again soon for more. I will share a lot of summer cards after I am back from my holidays.

See you soon,

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

Heffy Doodle and Pawsome Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle (HD) and Pawsome Stamps (PS) Collaboration Blog Hop! Our Design Team members are sharing inspiration using products from both companies! I brought you a sea-themed card for the occasion to show you how well different stamp sets work together.

First I stamped the images from the PS Birthday Fishes and the HD Oceans of Love and HD A Little Shellfish stamp sets. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them: DR5, DR3, DR05, BG8, BG6, BG3, BG05, RB2, RB1, FS9, FS7, CR5, CR2, CR05, AG5, AG3, AG1, DP3, DP2, DP1, IG2. I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

For the background I did some light ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Scattered Straw, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks. Then I took the HD Tiny Waves stencil and added some waves with the same colours, just randomly, for a little texture. I also added some sunrays with the Rays the roof stencil an white pigment ink. It looks so cool! I used a heat gun to dry it before die cutting the panel with a Whimsically Wonky Imperial Rectangle die.

The sentiment is from the HD Oceans of love set, I white heat embossed the word “oceans” on black cardstock and cut it out with its coordinating die. I love sentiments which can be cut out, they make a card so unique! The rest of the sentiment I stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink.

Before assembling the card I used some brown markers and added dots to the sand. All the scenebuilding elements I adhered flat with liquid glue, only the whale I popped up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, added some white gel pen highlights and used glossy accents on the starfish. I also used some PS Ocean Breeze sequins and added tiny dots with glossy accents to the water to look like air bubbles. And I couldn’t resist and covered the whale and ray fish with Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Pawsome Stamps will be giving away $30 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on June 24th to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on June 25th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Pawsome Stamps Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Amy Tollner

Peggy Emmerink-Moonen

Caitlin Anthony

Amanda Fitterer

Joy Baldwin

Cassie Trask

Silvia Galloni

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Pawsome Stamps Blog

I wish you enjoyed hopping with us and found my card inspiring. If you like my creations, please follow me on Instagram where I share exclusive crafty tips with each and every card I make. You can save those also for later reference. Thank you, your support means the world to me.

Sea you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of the June Release reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs. We have a great new Oval set to feature: Flamingo Oval. It coordinates perfectly with the previously released Oval Frames die set.

All products will be available on 17/06/2022!

For my card I stamped and coloured the image with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: AG5, AG3, AG1, AG05, JG7, JG5, CG3, CG2, CG1, PP5, PP4, PP2, GB4, CT4, CT2, CT1, CT05, BG10, BG8. I used scissors to cut the image out and used a black Memento marker on the edges to cover up any imperfections.

I also die cut a scalloped oval with the Oval Frames die set from pink cardstock ad a green thought bubble with the Speech Bubbles die set. I stamped the sentiment on this one and popped it up with 3D foam squares in the middle of the oval.

Then I worked on the background: on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I did some ink blending with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of diluted paint and ink splatters and let it dry completely.

I wanted to try something new, so I used the Tropical Leaves stencil over the background with Thermoweb Transfer Gel. I set it aside to dry (I left it for a day) and used Green Flock sheets with my Minc machine to add a fantastic velvety feel to the stenciled leaves. It is jaw-dropping in real life, so nice to touch!

I popped up the focal panel on it using 3D foam squares, used glossy accents on the beaks and embellished the flowers with tiny gold pearls in the center.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Flamingo 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)! Thewinner 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 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday June 17th. 

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 the second day of the new release reveals and you will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to announce the summer release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! The June release is ful of adorable and very summery sets, today we are showcasing the super cool Beach Bound stamp/die set along with the Palm Tree stencil and a new paperpad!

All products will be available on 17/06/2022!

For my card I stamped and coloured the cars using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: BT9, BT7, BT5, BT2, BT1, BT05, LG3, LG1, LG05, CT4, CT2, GB4, BG10, BG8, BG3, BG1, LG5, AG5, AG3, AG05, OR3, OR1, OR05, RB2, RB1. Then I die cut everything with the coordinating dies.

Next step was to make the background: on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I created the raw of Palm trees with the new layering stencil. I used Distress Oxide inks: Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness.

On the bottom of the panel I blended a bit of Scattered Straw for the sand, and on the top Tumbled Glass for the sky. I covered the upper part of the panel with a typing paper and added diluted brown ink and white gouache splatters to look like sand.

I popped up the cars with 3D foam squares and stamped a sentiment on the sky.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details on the cars.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Beach Bound” 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)! Thewinner 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 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday June 17th. 

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 the first day of the new release reveals and you will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

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

National Scrapbooking Day with NND!

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Today Newton’s Nook Designs is celebrating with NEW dog and cat themed papers and dies! These new products are available NOW in their shop! Plus, there is a FLASH SALE TODAY! Save 20% off today only with code SCRAP22 at newtonsnookdesigns.com

CARDS

For my cards I played with the patterned paper sets and chose patterned which go well together. I cut 3*5.25 inches pieces from the colourful text backgrounds and a 1*5,25 inches piece from the pawprints pattern from both the Cat’s life and Dog’s life paper pads. I used coloured cardstock as a mat in coordinating colours.

I white heat embossed two sentiments from the Heartfelt Meows and Heartfelt Woofs sets on a thin strip of coloured cardstock for each card and adhered them in place.

Then I die cut a bunch of cats and dogs from black cardstock using the new Silhouette die sets and simply added them above the sentiment. So quick and easy, but surely would make anyone smile!

BOOKMARKS

I love the new paper pads so much that I wanted to make a bunch of simple bookmarks for the kids in our extended family. I die cut the Bookmark die from some pretty paper and used the Essential Alphabet dies to spell their names. I also added a black cat or dog to each bookmark and finished them off with a bit of ribbon and twine. It is lovely to make these from double sided paper as you have to cut them only once for one bookmark!

Check out the blogs of these Design Team Members for more inspiration:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I wish you enjoyed my projects and you will fine some time to be crafty today. Have fun and see you soon!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the last day of the March Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but no worries, we saved the cutest for last! We are showcasing today the lovely Newton’s Blooms stamp/die set and a beautiful mini in the floral series: Tulips. It also has coordinating die.

All new products will be available on Thursday, 17/03/2022.

NEWTON’S BLOOMS CARD

For my card I stamped and coloured the cute image with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: MG5, MG4, MG2, MG1, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, AG3, AG1, AG05, CT3, CT1, BT1, GY3, GY2, FS7, BO1, BG9, BG8, GB10, GB8, GB6, GB5. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I die cut a white stitched oval with the new Oval Frames die set, and a scalloped one from pink cardstock. For the background I chose a pretty patterned paper from the new Springtime paper pad.

I assembled the little scene on the white oval, using a green marker to colour the grass under the pot too. I stamped the sentiment on the top in black.

As a finishing touch I used white and gold mini pearls for the flower centers and added clear shimmer to the wings of bees and butterflies.

TULIP CARD

As always I started with colouring the beautiful Tulips with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are: BP7, BP6, BP5, BP3, BP1, TB4, TB2, TB1, LG4, LG3, LG2. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I also cut a black shadow with the die which I adhered to the back of the coloured image tiny offset, so it really looks like shadow.

I die cut a white stitched oval with the new Oval Frames die set and did a very light ink blending in the middle using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I added some diluted ink splatters gently. I tied pink twine in a bow around the stems of the tulips before adhering it to the oval.

Then I white heat embossed the 2 sentiments on cornflower blue cardstock and cut them out with a banner die from Frames and Flags. I also used the scalloped rectangle from the same die set on a patterned paper from the Springtime paper pad.

I assembled the card using 3D foam squares under the focal panel and the sentiment banners. I used clear flat sequins as embellishments. I used a white pencil to add highlights to the tulips and I also added glossy accents and clear shimmer to the butterfly.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Tulips” or the “Newton’s Blooms” 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 March 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday March 17th. 

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

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed release week with us, now it is time to get your shopping lists ready, yay!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Toucan – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Happy International Women’s Day to all ladies! To celebrate ourselves I have a cute card which I created for Newton’s Nook Designs. Let me show you and guide you through the cardmaking process.

First I stamped and coloured the cute toucan from the Toucan Party stamp set. This set is retiring, so if you like it, grab it while supplies last! I coloured him with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG10, BG8, BG6, BG5, BG2, DR4, DR2, BO3, BO1, CT4, CT2, TB3. Then I cut him out with the coordinating die.

For the background I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Bundled Sage Distress Oxide ink, then used the Tropical Leaves stencil with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. After removing the stencil I added a lot of splatters: water droplets, diluted green ink and also some black paint. I love how it turned out!

Next I die cut a bunch of leaves with the Hibiscus die set from 2 shades of green cardstock. I also die cut a kraft circle with the Circle Frames die set, adhered the leaves around it and popped up the bird with 3D foam squares.

I white heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and cut it to a small banner with the A7 Frames and Banners set. I added that under the bird an popped up the whole focal panel with 3D foam squares. I used the little flowers as embellishment.

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again soon,

See you,

Zsofi