Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Today is the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release reveals. If you are a Newton fan like me, then I am sure you were waiting for what he is up to this month. He is celebrating friendship with a cute little stamp/die set.

And as Mother’s and Father’s Day are approaching fast too, there are 2 new mini sets for the occasion. All new products will be available tomorrow, Friday 12/04!

NEWTON’S BIRDHOUSE

I stamped and coloured Newton with his bird friends and some additional birds and hearts too. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and set them aside until I worked on the background.

On a white card base i masked off a strip and applied Salty ocean and Tumbled glass distress oxide inks. I was longing to try the new Hardwood stencil just to add texture, and although it is a wooden one, I used it to add more interest to my sky, so I used the same ink colours as before. After removing the stencil, I went back with the sponge applicator to make the lines smoother. I love the soft effect I get this way.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a black banner (MFT Blueprints 7) and used 3D foam squares to mount the images and the banner.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the hearts and covered them with glossy accents, just as the beaks of the nightingales.

MOTHER’S DAY

The sentiment is so pretty on its own, that i simply heat embossed it with gold embossing powder on Bristol Smooth cardstock and quickly coloured the flowers with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers.

I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle frame die from the Frameworks die set and cut an extra 2 frames from Guava cardstock. I adhered the frames with liquid glue on top of each other for a dimensional look.

For the background I used the fabulous Floral lace stencil with Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide inks but before removing the stencil I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. As a finishing touch I added Nuvo glitter drops to the center of the flowers.

FATHER’S DAY

I had a ready background I made earlier with Nuvo Shimmer powders which i die cut with my favourite postage stamp die from Frameworks. Then I used the Frames Squared die set to partially die cut a rounded stitched rectangle as my focal panel.

I used Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze to stamp the ombre sentiment and using my stamp positioner I also stamped it with Versamark ink so I could cover it with clear embossing powder and heat set it. I love the shiny raised look!

I used my clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the fish and water droplets and matted the panel with a blue violet cardstock before mounting it on the background with 3D foam squares.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birdhouse” 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 April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the Release week and you get your shopping lists ready. I am so curious to know which sets won your heart this month! Let me know in the comments below, if you don’t mind me being nosy 🙂

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

Are you ready for some more farm fun? Well, Newton’s Nook Designs will get you covered with the April Release: after the cute Oink and funny Cluck sets featured in the last 2 days, today is all about Moo. All new products will be available on Friday 12/04!

So for my card I had a fun idea in mind: a row of cows showing their backs. I stamped and coloured 3 of these and one which faces us. I used Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also coloured some hay and when i had all elements die cut, arranged them on a thin strip of white cardstock. I used 3D foam squares to pop the cows up.

The sentiment I stamped on a speech bubble which I die cut with the new die from coordinating cardstock.

I matted the focal panel with a slightly wider light green strip and chose a cute cow patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) as the background.

No embellishments today, only a bit of black glaze pen accent on the eyes and a white gel pen dot as highlight in the middle. Isn’t this little herd the cutest ever?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Moo” 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 April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will pop in tomorrow for the last sneak peeks! See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Today is the second day of the fun April Release from Newton’s Nook Designs! And the farm theme continues with another adorable stamp/die set called Cluck.

For my card I stamped and coloured all the images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also cut a Peekaboo Backdrop (Lawn Fawn) from No. 2 pencil cardstock (Lawn Fawn too) 3 times and stacked them together. I backed it with a fun chicken wire patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) and arranged the images in the windows.

I left the bottom right corner empty to stamp a few sentiments in black and dark red. I am going crazy for the sentiments in this set, they are super funny!

I also die cut a speech bubble from a matching cardstock, stamped the funniest sentiment of the whole set on it and adhered it right above the talking hens. I love to make funny cards.

As a finishing touch I added drops of glossy accents and made the birds’ eyes shiny with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Cluck” 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 April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will pop in tomorrow for some more fun! See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

What a wonderful Monday it is, we have beautiful spring weather in Hungary. And it is the first day of the April Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! Get ready for so much cuteness this month! All products will be available on Friday 12/04!

Today our team showcases the adorable new piggy set called Oink along with a new stencil and 2 new die sets! What a lovely collection!

For my card today I stamped and coloured the piggies with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. They all look so cute, so I designed a farm party card to be able to use all of them.

I stamped a few balloons and party hats from the Fabulous frenchies stamp set and coloured them in greens and yellows to match the scene. I used their coordinating dies to cut them out too.

Then I die cut a white fence with the new Fence die and also some grass with the Land border dies. I chose a cloudy patterned paper (Doodlebug designs) as my background and started to layer the elements. I adhered everything flat except for the little piggie in the middle which I popped up with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment I stamped on a die cut speech bubble, it fits perfectly and looks so cool!

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents on the balloons, ribbon and candles and emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and a white gel pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Oink” 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 April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Hope you enjoyed the first day hop and will come back tomorrow for another fun farm themed day!

See ya,

Zsofi

Thanks a bunch with Pearl Alcohol inks

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today with a clean and simple thank you card featuring the Flower Trio die set.

Finally my long awaited package from Simon Says Stamp has arrived and I had a chance to play with the gorgeous Pearl Alcohol inks. I tried my favourite colours first: Celestial, Villainous and Enchanted. I added drops of them on Yupo paper and used a felt applicator and blending solution to mix them with a dabbing motion. When I was happy how it looked I set it aside to dry.

Then I created my flower embellishments from purple and pink cardstocks. I love that stitching detail on the flowers! I added a smaller white one in the middle and a gem in the middle for a layered look. I also die cut 2 white leaves.

When my alcohol inked background was dry I cut it down and matted with a slightly bigger black cardstock piece and adhered it at an angle on a top folding white notecard. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set on a thin strip of black cardstock and glued it to the background.

I arranged the flowers above the sentiment and used 3D foam squares to attach them on the card. I left the leaves as the last step, I simply tucked them under the flowers.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you liked my card today and will come back later for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 4

Hello Crafty friends,

It is time to wrap up the March Release week at Newton’s Nook Designs, but before you get your shopping list ready, look at this cute set called Garden Mice! Don’t they just warm your heart?

All new products will be available as of tomorrow, 15/03!

My card today has an unusual format. I see more and more of these long cards on Instagram and thought of trying one too. I took an 8,5*8,25 piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and folded in half so the ready card measures 8,5*8,125 inches. I used a thin painter’s tape to mask an even frame all around the sides. Then I applied Tumbled Glass an Twisted Citron Distress inks with a light hand, fading it out at the meeting point to avoid the colours mixing.

Then I used the Cloudy sky stencil to add some blue clouds with the same Tumbled Glass ink. I love the tone on tone look I get this way. I stamped the sentiment at this point in the top middle part of the card with black ink.

I chose 3 of the cute mice from the Garden Mice stamp set and stamped them on Copic friendly cardstock. I used Copic markers to add colour to them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I mounted them on the scene with 3D foam squares.

After assembling the scene I added a bit of clear shimmer to the flowers and the butterfly, used a black glaze pen on the eyes and added glossy accents to the noses, the butterfly and the middle of the flowers.

I also used some flower sequins and pink jewels (Studio Katia) to make the scene complete.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Garden Mice” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here is 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will hop along. I am so curious to know which set won your heart this month!

See you soon with more cute cards!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the March release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but we are not done with cute stamps yet! Today is all about cats, the fun new set is called Newton’s Block Party. I love how versatile a set like this can be! This format is so clever!

And the Frames Squared die set matches this perfectly again.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/03!

I started with stamping and colouring the bunch of kitties. I kept the colours black&white using grey Copic markers and used colours only for the accessories: bright yellow and blue. When i was done, I cut the panel with my paper trimmer leaving a little white frame.

I also stamped a sentiment in the middle using black ink.

Then i cut a piece of bright blue cardstock slightly wider than the focal panel and reaching through the length of an A2 sized top folding note card.

I also cut a strip of gingham patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and 2 yellow banners using the Frames and flags die set. On the thinner one I stamped another sentiment, and assembled the card.

I added some yellow jewels to the banner and covered some of the party accessories with clear shimmer (Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen) and glossy accents.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Block Party” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here is 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will hop along. We have one more day left from the sneak peeks before all this gorgeousness goes live! So check back tomorrow too!

See you,

Zsofi