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!


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,


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.

My type

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 ūüôā 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.


Would you like to win both the ‚ÄúMy Type‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúCandy Heart‚ÄĚ Stamp Sets?¬†We will choose¬†ONE lucky winner¬†two win both of these mini stamp sets.

Here‚Äôs 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  ‚ÄĒ winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th. 

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

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Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar ‚Äď> 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‚Äôt forget, the new release is going to be available tomorrow, 18th January!

See you,


Our love is strong… – CLBH #2

Hello Everyone,

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



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.


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.


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.


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

See you,




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.


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.


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.


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


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.


Hope to see you soon,



I am donuts about you – IPC#70

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

It is Monday and time for a fresh new challenge at the Inky Paws Challenge website. #70 is a great sketch which inspired me to make a clean and simple every day card.



I started with cutting a piece of red gingham paper and a strip of red and a strip of white cardstock. On the red one I cut 3 windows with a Simon Says Stamp Tri square die. On the white one I stamped the sentiment and the cute doughnuts from the Love bites stamp set.


I quickly coloured them with Copic markers, added some highlights with a blender pen, some clear shimmer and glossy accents. I adhered the red frame on top and tied a piece of twine around the bottom part.


I used a kraft card base and popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape. To make sure the bow will not come undone, I used a drop of Multi Matte Medium on the knot.


I hope you like my simple card design an you got inspired to participate in the Inky Paws Challenge #70. You have 2 weeks to upload your project to be eligible to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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See you soon with more fun projects.


Tons of love

love themed logo

Hello Again,

This is my second post today, for the IPC#65 inspiration click the link.

I usually play along with MFT Sketch Challenges but not really the Color ones. This week though I fell in love with the colours, so I decided to make a card which fits both.

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I started with die cutting some mod rectangle frames (I temporarily adhered 2 together with little pieces of micropore tape) from black & white patterned paper. I used a pencil to mark where these squares would go on my card base an sponged some Spun Sugar distress ink before adhering the frames.

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Then I die cut a pierced heart from dark pink cardstock and heat embossed a sentiment in white on a piece of black cardstock using the Happy Hippos Birdie Brown stamp. I cut it in a banner shape and popped it up with 3D foam tape on the heart.

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I stamped and coloured a hippo and a bird from the above mentioned set, I used Copic markers, some dot technique for more texture and a white gel pen for more details. I also emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and used glossy accents on the beak and the nose. I scattered a few clear and pink jewels all around.

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I will link this project up to the MFT Sketch Challenge #371 and Colour Challenge #87Colour Challenge #87, also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (It must be love).

Thank you so much for your visit and hope to see you again soon.