Clean and simple Love card – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a simple love card using goodies from LDRS Creative for the quickly approaching Valentine’s Day, but can be used for any occasion as a little act of kindness.

I started with stamping the bunch of heart balloons from the Cloud no.9. stamp set on a piece of white cardstock. Then I used the small rectangle die from the Eyelet Lace Rectangle die set to cut it and matted it with a pretty patterned paper from the Sincerely Yours paper pad before adhering it to an A2 sized piece of patterned paper from the same pad.

I used alcohol markers in red and pink tones to add colour to the heart balloons. I covered them with a clear shimmer pen for a sparkly look.

The sentiment I die cut with the Love die 3 times from dark red cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I cut an extra piece from a scrap piece of white cardstock too, and used a pink marker to colour the two hearts which I adhered to the sentiment. I also coated these inlaid hearts with glossy accents. I love how it looks, like little shiny gems!

I had a lot of little red hearts left from die cutting the sentiment and I just could not have the heart to throw them away. Therefore i adhered them all around my focal panel. Such a simple way to embellish a clean and simple card, but i really love the result! 

I hope I inspired you with this card and you will make some handmade cards for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Sweet Treats Blog Hop with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

The Newton’s Nook Designs Team is hopping along today to share some great Sweet Treats – just in time for Valentine’s Day! I am thrilled to be part of the the 5th annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop, it is such a fun event! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

What is best on the Day of Love than a nicely prepared breakfast for our other half? I love to pamper my husband with a treat like this. My project today consists of a little love note, a tag, a funny donuts topper and a little chocolate box.

I started with colouring a bunch of images from Newton’s Sweetheart, Love bites and Love and Chocolate sets. I used Copic markers and then cut each image out with their coordinating dies.

For the love note i die cut the postage edge rectangle from the Frameworks die set from white cardstock. I added a strip of gingham patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and a thin strip of green glitter cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Love and Chocolate set in black and adhered a die cut Love above it from the Darling hearts die set. The cute kitty couple i popped up with 3D foam squares.

For the tag i die cut a stitched white tag (Lawn Fawn), added a bit of gingham paper to the bottom, stamped the sentiment on the top and mounted the milk drinking kitties with 3D foam squares. I attached it to a pink gingham ribbon with white twine, i love how it matched the milk bottle!

The donut topper i created with a banner die from the Frames and flags die set, folded it in half and added a mini gingham fishtail in between the layers. I attached it to a toothpick, stamped a sentiment from the Love bites stamp set and embellished it with two little donuts. Isn’t it the cutest?

And finally the chocolate box i created with a Lawn Fawn die from aqua shimmer cardstock, added vellum to the window and stamped the sentiment from the Love and Chocolate set using Staz-on Black ink. I coloured the hearts from the back of the vellum using a pink Copic marker and embellished the little box with the die cut bonbons. I put our favourite Milka bits in, yummy!

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?

We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

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 Monday, February 4th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, February 5th.

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

I hope you liked my project today and got inspired. Have a great day and see you soon!

Zsofi

Die cut shape window card

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Pink and Main Blog today with a fun die cut shape window card featuring the newly released Perfect Couple stamps and coordinating dies. This simple technique will show you how to get more use out of your coordinating dies.

I started with a piece of heavy weight white cardstock which I die cut with the largest Arch Tag die. I placed the coordinating die of the bear couple in the middle of it and ran it through my die cutting machine again. I also die cut the word Congrats from Rose Gold metallic cardstock and adhered it under the die cut shape window. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment (from the Perfect Couple stamp set) under it using black ink.

On a piece of alcohol marker friendly cardstock I stamped the bear couple and colored them with Copic markers. I used 3D foam tape to adhere this piece behind the die cut window and mounted the tag on a pretty patterned paper from the Watercolor Foil paper pad. I added it all to a white top folding card base.

As a finishing touch I added a bit of glossy accents to the crowns and noses and ran a light pink marker around the edges of the die cut window. Thanks to the embossed edge it was easy to make the frame even. I Love the way it looks! Finally I embellished the top of the card with die cut Rose Gold hearts (also a coordinating die in the Perfect Couple set).

I hope you got inspired and will try this simple technique with your coordinating dies. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Koality hugs with Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a cute koala card i made for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Happy Little Critters.

I have recently got my latest Lawn Fawn order from Simon Says Stamp and i had to use the new goodies right away. So i stamped the Koala and a few eucalyptus branches from the I Love You(calyptus) stamp set on Copic friendly white cardstock. Then i used the mirror stamping technique to stamp another koala facing the first one. As the stamping was not perfect, after colouring i used a Copic Multiliner to make the outlines sharp black.

After fussy cutting the images i used my Memento Tuxedo Black marker on the edges to correct any imperfections. I added Ranger black Enamel accent on the eyes and noses and set them aside to dry.

Meanwhile i die cut 2 stitched scalloped rectangle frames (one white and one kraft) and layered them on top of each other a tiny offset. I also die cut some grass from Lawn Fawn Cilantro cardstock with the Grassy Hillside borders. The last elements to cut were the Candy hearts: the Hugs one from Guava cardstock and a plain one from Pixie Dust Sparkle cardstock.

I assembled the scene on a piece of pink striped paper from the Really Rainbow paper pad. I popped up the koalas and the heart they are holding with 3D foam squares. I embellished the scene with a few Studio Katia Cupid’s Kiss Crystals.

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #44.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the last day of the January Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Design! Did you enjoy this week’s posts and reveals? I hope so, there is so much cuteness this month! Today we are showing you 2 new mini sets. Not only are they versatile but also have coordinating dies which makes them even more valuable.

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I love typewriters, i have good memories from my childhood and maybe that is why i am dreaming of having a real typewriter again. I was so happy to see the new mini stamp, and coloured it right away pink (without thinking). It looks so girlish 🙂 I also used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

For smaller images my preferred way to put them on cards is to create a background for them. So i applied Distress inks (Worn Lipstick) on a heavy weight white card base and added some Picked Raspberry ink through the Tumbling Hearts stencil.

Then i die cut a red stitched heart and the love sentiment from silver an dark grey cardstocks, layered them on top of each other and assembled the card. As a finishing touch i added glossy accents to the typewriter and scattered some jewels (Studio Katia).

Candy hearts

For my second project i used the heart shaped die from the Candy heart coordinting die set and cut a bunch from Guava and Pink cardstocks. Layered them on top of each other a little offset and white heat embossed several sentiments on them from the Candy hearts stamp set.

Then i adhered them on a kraft scalloped stitched square (MFT) and gave it a light pink mat before mounting it on a square card base. I finished it off with pink twine from Doodlebug.

Giveaway

Would you like to win both the “My Type” and “Candy Heart” Stamp Sets? We will choose ONE lucky winner two win both of these mini stamp sets.

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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th. 

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

Thank you so much for popping in today and I hope you enjoyed this week’s posts! Happy shopping, don’t forget, the new release is going to be available tomorrow, 18th January!

See you,

Zsofi

Our love is strong… – CLBH #2

Hello Everyone,

Another quick post on my second card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

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I had this cute retro stamp from Create a Smile, which I really wanted to use for a long time. I stamped it on a strip of white, Copic friendly cardstock and stamped the sentiments next to it with black and dark red inks.

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I coloured the image with Copics an added some glossy accents to the heart, handle and little know on the top of the coffee maker. My parents still have and use sg like this, just in silver.

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I gave it an aqua mat and foam mounted it on a pretty patterned paper piece. A few red heart sequins finished off this simple design.

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I hope you like my card and will pop in again for some more coffee themed ones this week.

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

Mirror die cut – IPC #70

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

I am back with some fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #70.

I felt the sketch was shouting for a masculine card, so I gave it a try and came up with this design.

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I started with selecting patterned paper and matching cardstock. I cut a window die from the olive cardstock and backed it with a strip of vellum. Before adhering it with foam tape, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Deer friend stamp set using gold embossing powder.

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I really wanted to use the Splendid stags dies to cut some gold glitter deer. But the die I liked faced right. I needed a mirror die cut, so I simply cut it from the back side of the glitter paper. Worked out great, the scratches of my well used cutting plates do not show due to the glitter.

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I popped up the 2 deer partially with foam tape and my clean and simple card for him is done.

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I wish you like it and got inspired to play along the sketch challenge at IPC. There is still 5 days left for you to enter the challenge and be eligible to win the 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook online store.

I will link this project up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and Shine.

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Hope to see you soon,

Zsofi