Last minute holiday crafting with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with a pretty card which is perfect for last minute holiday crafting. I am so behind with my Christmas cards and I really needed a design which is easy to mass produce. So I came up with this:

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I stamped and silver heat embossed a bunch of poinsettia images from the gorgeous Poinsettia Blooms stamp set. I used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to add a touch of colour and used a clear shimmer pen to move it around. In this way I needed only on shade of each colour and still get the effect of a professionally coloured flower 🙂 I could also vary the colours I used, so even if the design was the same I did not get bored with it.

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When they were all dry, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also die cut the rounded rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set from a thick white cardstock. I used the sentiments from the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set but you can easily add variation by choosing sentiments from other sets too. I silver heat embossed them on the bottom of the rectangles.

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I used 3D foam squares to add the flowers, 3 on each panel. Then I added a matching thin mat and mounted it on a white card base which I previously covered with some sparkly wrapping paper. I like to recycle my wrapping papers if they are pretty!

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I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Warm Winter Wishes) an Wednesday Challenge (Wrap it up).

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Deck the halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to be part of the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop this year! I love Newton’s Nook Designs’ products and they have so many holiday themed ones! It is hard to choose, so i decided to use and older set which is new to me: Winston’s Home for Christmas.

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For the holidays when i give a present, i love to have a card and a matching tag to put on the wrapped present. When i designed my card, I made sure the design allows me to create a matching tag too.

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I started with a piece of Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock, which i die cut with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frameworks die set and another piece with Fancy Edges tag die. I wanted to do some watercolouring which is totally out of my comfort zone 🙂

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I stamped Winston and a matching sentiment on each panels using a waterproof black ink (my favourite is the Gina K Designs Amalgam ink). The sentiment on the tag is from the gorgeous Sentiments of the Season stamp set.

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I used Altenew watercolours and a waterbrush to colour the images. It looks so dreamy after it got dry, even if i am at the very beginning of my watercolouring journey.

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For the card i trimmed a dark red cardstock slightly larger than the scalloped rectangle and mounted it on a pretty patterned paper piece (Doodlebug Milk and Cookies) with 3D foam tape. For the tag i used the same patterned paper and red cardstock to embellish it. I am so happy that the Fancy Edges Tag die set has all sorts of dies to customize your tags. I added a bit of green too to make it really fancy. A piece of chunk red/white twine finished it off. 

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I hope you got inspired to make your own Christmas cards with matching tags. And to step out of your comfort zones to have some extra fun!

 Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 

Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2×3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.

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Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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, December 9th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Keeway Tsao

Alix Davis

Katie Gehring

Caly Person

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar (you are here)

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Happy hopping and see you soon!
Zsofi

Hot chocolate kind of day!

Hello Everyone,

Iam popping in with a cute snowman card which i made for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter.

As Newton’s Nook Designs is a Super Sponsor of this event, i wanted to use this adorable little snowman from the NND Frozen Friends stamp set.

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I stamped and coloured the snowman with the mug using Copics and fussy cut the image. I used a black marker to run around the edges and make any kind of imperfection disappear. Then i due cut the scalloped frame from the Frameworks die set several times: a couple from white cardstock and one from dark red. I layered them on top of each other for a chipboard look. 

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On one of the inner pieces i did some Distress Oxide ink blending using Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass inks. I added some white paint splatters to imitate snowfall. It is a quick and easy way to add an extra touch to your cards. When it was all dry, i stamped the sentiment from the Cup of Cocoa stamp set.

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I used the Landscape border dies to cut a snowy hill from white glitter cardstock and assembled the little scene on a piece of patterned paper from the Doodlebug Milk and Cookies collection. I gae it a light blue mat and adhered it to a white card base. As a finishing touch i used my clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the cap and scarf, some glossy accent to the nose and mug and a black glaze pen on the snowman’s eyes.

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I will link this project up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

Hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 3

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Hello Everyone,

Due to Thanksgiving, today is the last day of the November Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. But worry not, Newton is back in 2 adorable sets which coordinate so well with each other! Not only for New Year’s celebration, but for any occasion!

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NEWTON CELEBRATES

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I stamped and coloured the kitty in the Martini glass using Copics, and cut him out with the coordinating die. I also added a party hat to enhance the party feel 🙂

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For the background i used the Sunscape stencil on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Peacock Feathers distress ink. After removing the stencil i softened the edges with Tumbled glass distress ink and sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die afterwards. 

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I die cut the word “party” from glitter cardstock using the Essential alphabet dies and adhered it to the bottom left corner. I popped up the die cut image with 3D foam squares and added a few golden confetti die cuts (Balloon shaker die set).

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I also stamped a sentiment in black above the kitty and added a few black dots with a multi-liner. I used my favourite clear shimmer pen to give extra sparkle to the drink and covered the olives and hat stripes with glossy accents. When it was all dry, I adhered it to a kraft card base.

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NEWTON’S NEW YEAR

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After stamping, colouring and die cutting the images from the set, i planned my card design. I cut a piece of patterned paper to cove an A2 sized card. I cut a thin strip of white cardstock to hold the heat embossed sentiment (i embossed it in green to match the colour theme). I matted it with a tiny wider golden strip and adhered to the card base.

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I die cut a stitched scalloped circle frame die (Lawn Fawn) from white and dark green cardstocks. The frames i layered on top of each other for more dimension. I felt that the occasions needs a bit more shine, so i decided to make the inner circle a bit more festive. I used the Confetti stencil and Nuvo Clear Shimmer paste. I love the sparkle it gives!

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After adhering everything in place, i covered the champagne with a clear shimmer pen and added glossy accents to the labels and the hat.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook DesignsONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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 will be randomly chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 23rd. 

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

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs November Release. Don’t forget, the new products go live on Friday 23/11 with a huge Black Friday Sale! Happy Thanksgiving and treat yourself during the holidays.

See you,

Zsofi

 

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 2

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Hello Everyone,

Did you like yesterday’s product reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs November Release? Well, today we have some beauties for you. We are showcasing another 2 stamp/die sets:

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I love flowers and those birds, oh how pretty! A joy to colour! But let’s dive in the cards I created as inspiration for you.

POINSETTIA BLOOMS

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I stamped and coloured the poinsettia bunch with Copic markers and die cut it with the coordinating dies.  To give it dimension in a different way, I used the coordinating die to cut a piece of white fun foam. I adhered it to the coloured die cut using liquid glue.

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On a white top folding notecard I adhered a strip of black and white striped patterned paper and topped it with a tin strip of gold sparkle specialty paper. On this I mounted the die cut dimensional flower. It looks so pretty from the sides.

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I stamped a sentiment from the Poinsettia Blooms set in black above the bunch of flowers and used a black pen to add dotted details. I also used a white gel pen and Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops to add a touch of golden sparkle to the flowers.

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WINTER BIRDS

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The new winter bird set is such a beautiful one, I have ever seen anything like that before. We don’t have cardinals in Hungary, but I always admired them for their beauty. It was my first time to colour a cardinal, I tried to be as close to real as I could. It was such a relaxing time I spent with my favourite Copics!

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As I wanted the bird to be the star of the show, I kept the rest of the card simple. I blended Salty Ocean and Tumbled glass distress oxide inks on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I spritzed it with water from a mini spritzer and blotted it dry. I also splattered white paint to look like snow fall.

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I white heat embossed the sentiment and the snowflakes from the set on the background and placed it behind a white panel of which I die cut a stitched oval window. I popped up the bird and the branch using 3D foam squares and scattered a couple of clear sequins all over the window.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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 will be randomly chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 23rd. 

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

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the second day of Newton’s Nook Designs November Reveals and will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 1

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Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to share with you the first sneak peeks to the wonderful November Release at Newton’s Nook Designs! We are showcasing 3 stamp/die sets:

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They came up with 2 new gorgeous stencil sets too, so unique! Each set contains 2 stencils, which you can layer on top of each other to get a pretty argyle or plaid look. They look amazing on their own, but the sky is the limit when you use them together. Just imagine all colour combinations and layering options. By the way there is a guide engraved on the stencils itself, which helps aligning them. I am in love with these, I must admit!

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CHRISTMAS HAUL

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For my first card I created the background first using the Plaid stencil set on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used green distress ink for the first layer and then I aligned the second stencil using the engraved lines and added red ink. I trimmed the panel down a bit and matted it with a light green cardstock.

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Then I stamped and coloured the images from the Christmas haul set using Copic markers. I went with the classic Christmas colour combination: red and green. I used a light grey marker to add some shading to the white pieces and used the coordinating dies to cut out the images.

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I die cut a red banner using one of the dies from the Frames and Flags die set. I used the partial die cutting technique to make it longer so that not only the images but also the white heat embossed sentiments fits the length.

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I popped up the images with 3D foam squares and used a generous amount of clear shimmer on the dress and packages along with glossy accents on some of the details. We need a lot of sparkle during the holidays, right?

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MOOSE MOUNTAIN

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My favourite set this month I think is the Moose Mountain one. These funny images really make me smile and it is so much fun to colour them! I used Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I also die cut a stitched rounded rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set, cut it almost in half and popped up the moose images on them using 3D foam squares. I also added clear shimmer to the white parts of their jackets and glossy accents to the ski goggles and snowboards.

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While it was drying I create the backgrounds using the Argyle stencil set. I applied Peacock Feathers distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer spritz for a subtle shine before shifting the stencil. I then applied Twisted Citron on one panel and Spun Sugar on the other. I got a gorgeous diamond background like this.

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Then I added Black Soot distress ink to a little bit of Tonic Nuvo Clear Glimmer paste and applied it over the second stencil in the set. I didn’t have to wait too much for it to dry. After drying I trimmed them a bit to be slightly smaller than an A2 sized card front and matted them with dark grey cardstock.

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The sentiments I white heat embossed on a stitched flag from the same die set and used 3D foam tape to adhere them together with the focal panels. I love all the texture and shine I got combining different mediums.

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SNOWMAN ADVICE

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For my last card today I stamped the sentiment and the 2 adorable snowmen from the Snowman Advice stamp set using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder on white heavy weight cardstock. I used my paper trimmer to cut around them for a unique shape and used my Copics carefully (they are not advised to be used with heat embossed images as the nibs can be ruined, but I had no problems thanks to the careful application) to add a bit of colour and shading. I also used my favourite clear shimmer pen to add sparkle to the snowmen.

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Then I created a winter sky background. I used Nuvo shimmer powders on Distress Watercolour cardstock and spritzed it with water. I dried it with a heat gun and repeated the process till I was happy with how it looked. When it was fully dry I silver heat embossed the snowflakes from the set and used white paint to add some splatters.

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I mounted the sentiment panel with 3D foam tape when it was all dry and my card is finished.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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 will be randomly chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 23rd. 

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

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the first day of Newton’s Nook Designs November Reveals and will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

Holiday stockings

Hello Everyone,

Do you like one layer cards? I love them if they don’t look too simple 🙂 Or if they are almost one layer. When I first saw the cute stockings from the Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Stockings stamp set I knew I need to have a card with a lot of stockings on it.

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To make it a bit more fancy, I stamped all the stockings on kraft cardstock around a red heat embossed sentiment. The sentiment is from the Ornamental wishes stamp set.

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I rotated the stockings to get a dynamic background and repeated some of them twice to have a full card panel.

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I coloured them with Prismacolor pencils and went over all the stamped images with a black Copic multiliner to get the black lines back.

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I die cut this panel with the postage frame die from the Frameworks set and adhered it to a white card base. It was hard not to over embellish the card, but I really wanted to keep it simple. The only thing I added was little white dots in between the stockings with a gel pen.

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I hope you got inspired and will pop in again soon for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi