STAMPtember with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello everyone,

Iam thrilled to participate in Simon Says Stamp‘s STAMPtember event today with an exclusive set designed by Newton’s Nook Designs: Cozy Wishes! It is a limited edition stamp/die set available only at Simon Says Stamp, so when it is sold out, it is gone for good.

For my card I stamped and coloured the images with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: DR5, DR3, DR05, BO2, BO1, BO05, GY3, GY2, GY1, BG8, BG7, BG6, BG5, BG2, BG1, BG05. I also stamped the couch on patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather Remix paper pad and added some shading with a grey marker. I fussy cut all the images and arranged the pets on the couch between the pillows.

Then I die cut a white scalloped rectangle with the Frames and Flags die set from Newton’s Nook Designs, cut a piece of patterned paper to fit inside the stitching and also added a thin strip of woodgrain cardstock as floor, which I have previously inkblended with Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide inks.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a mustard banner and backed it with a smaller grey one (all dies are from Frames and Flags) before popping them up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the blanket and pillows and emphasized some details with glossy accents.

I hope you got inspired and liked my card. Don’t forget, if you like this stamp set, act fast as all STAMPtember sets sell out in a few hours usually!

See you soon,

ZSofi

Halloween Inspiration Week – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

For my card I stamped the cute images from Halloween Pile and Happy Howl-oween sets on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink and clear heat embossed them. Then I used my Tombow markers to paint the images and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

I created a very shimmery background on Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock with Nuvo Shimmer powders. I just spritzed the cardstock with water, added some powder and spritzed again. I heat set it with my heat tool and repeated the process until I was happy with the colour darkness. It is so easy and fun!

When the panel was dry I trimmed it a little to fit in a black postage edge rectangle which I cut with a die from Frameworks. I also cut a Fence from white woodgrain cardstock and grass from green ink blended cardstock with the Land border dies.

I assembled the scene, popped up the images with 3D foam squares and white heat embossed a sentiment in the middle.

As an embellishment I added a heat embossed bat. It looks so cool with the shiny finish!

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween inspiration today. Don’t forget to visit the Halloween Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs and get your favorites for creating cute and spooky Halloween crafts!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Quick and Easy Halloween – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very simple card design showcasing the Spiderweb Oval stamp set which is part of the new release from Newton’s Nook Designs. I cannot wait to try this with all Halloween colours – it is very easy to mass produce if you need multiples, and perfect for beginners, even for kids crafts!

I started with stamping the oval in black on alcohol friendly white cardstock, and coloured it with Copic markers: V09, V17, V15, V12 and V01. I used the darkest on the edges and went lighter towards the middle where I stamped 2 sentiments.

I fussy cut the image and die cut a scalloped oval wit the Oval Frames die set from Purple Metallic cardstock, and once more from black cardstock. I used my scissors ad cut off the scalloped edge on this one so I got a black mat for my coloured image.

For the background I chose a spiderweb patterned paper from the new Halloween Meows paper pad and popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares.

I added some purple twine to the top and used glossy accents on the word ‘Happy’. I also went over the spiders with a black glaze pen to make the shiny and truly black. So scary!

I wish you liked my card inspiration and will join me soon for more fun ideas!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

The bittersweet moment of the last day of reveal week at Newton’s Nook Designs has arrived, but we still have two adorable little sets to showcase: Harvest Haul and Newton’s Crate. Both come with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on 19/08/2022.

CARD 1

For my first card I coloured Newton’s Crate and a bunch of leaves with Copic markers and cut them all out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment inside the crate, I love when it is part of an image! The colours I used:

  • pumpkins: YR68, Y38, Y35
  • crate: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42
  • kitty: N3, N0
  • leaves: YR68, Y38, Y35, E47, E44, E42, Y17, Y08, Y11, BG15, BG11

Then I die cut a pretty patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad using a die from Frames Squared, so it has a window. I used the same die to cut a square from aqua cardstock and arranged the scene. I popped up the crate with 3D foam squares and scattered the leaves all around.

I used 3D foam squares to pop up the patterned paper frame too, I love the dimension so much!

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems and added aqua twine to the top of the card.

CARD 2

As always I started with colouring the truck and leaves from Harvest Haul, which is my favourite part of cardmaking. I used Copic markers:

  • pumpkins: E19, YR27, YR24, YR23
  • apples and cloth: RV69, R39, R37, R35
  • truck: G28, G46, YG63, G21, W9, W7, W5, W3, W2, W1, W0, BG15, BG11, BG10
  • bucket, leaves and hay: E59, E57, E55, E53, E51

I die cut everything with the coordinating dies, and also cut a rounded stitched rectangle from cream cardstock with the Frames and Flags die set.

I heat embossed a sentiment with Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate embossing powder on the top of the panel, popped up the truck with 3D foam squares and scattered the leaves all around. I gave a dark red mat to the focal panel before adhering it to a plaid patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the apples and cloth and also glossy accents on the bumpers, lights, mirror and the stems of the pumpkins.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Harvest Haul” or the “Newton’s Crate” 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 Thursday August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

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 release week inspiration and you are ready with your wish list. Let me know in the comments which is your favourite this month. I am so curious to know!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we are switching from Halloween to Fall themed goodies. Today is all about the lovely Autumn Oval stamp set which has fabulous sentiments for your Fall crafting. It coordinates with the previously released Oval Frames die set. There is a new Autumn paper pad too, with beautiful designs and colours.

All new products will be available on 19/08/2022.

For my card I started with stamping and colouring the main image with Copic markers:

  • pumpkin 1: E19, YR27, YR24, YR23, E49, E59, E57
  • pumpkin 2: W7, W5, W3, W0
  • pumpkin 3: G28, G46, YG63, G21
  • berries: R37
  • leaves 1: YG67, YG17, YG25
  • leaves 2: Y08, Y04, Y11
  • leaves 3: RV99, RV69, R39, R37
  • leaves 4: E59, E57, E55
  • background: BG15, BG11, BG10

I stamped a sentiment in the middle and cut the image with scissors. I ran a black marker on the cut edge to make the imperfections invisible. Then I cut a dark green cardstock piece with the scalloped die from the Oval Frames die set and also a pretty patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad with a die from Frames and flags.

I added some white organza ribbon to the background and used 3D foam tape to adhere the coloured image.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems and the word ‘Happy’.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Autumn 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)! 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

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 today’s inspiration and will pop in again tomorrow for the last day of fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the August Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we continue the Halloween theme with the versatile Spiderweb Oval stamp set which coordinates perfectly with the previously released Oval Frames die set. We also have a super cute mini stamp, Halloween Pile which comes with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available from 19/08/2022.

For my card I stamped and coloured the main image from the Halloween Pile set using Copic markers: BG15, BG11, BG10, W9, W7, W5, W4, W2, W0, W00, YG67, YG17, YG25, YG01, YR09, YR07, YR04, R01, R00. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

Then I heat embossed the Spiderweb Oval on black cardstock with black embossing powder. Then I used white pigment ink in the middle to make it a bit foggy and mysterious, and added Black Sooth Distress Oxide ink on the edges for deeper shadows. I cut it out with the Oval Frames die set.

I used black embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment on an orange banner which I cut with the Frames and Flags die set.

For the background I used a fun patterned paper from the Halloween Meows paper pad, matted it with a vivid green cardstock and popped up the oval and the banner with thin 3D foam tape. I also used dimensional adhesive to pop up the coloured image in the middle of the spiderweb.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and glossy accents.

SPECIAL GUEST CARD

My 11 year-old daughter, Jana was crafting with me for this release and I think she made a wonderful job showcasing the Halloween pile set.

She used the Candy Corn Layering stencils on kraft cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Carved Pumkin, Mustard Seed and White Pigment ink from Simon Says Stamp. The image she coloured with Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating dies. She created a frame using the Frameworks die set, backed it with vellum to mute the background tiny. She stamped a sentiment under the focal panel with Versafine black ink and finished the card with twine.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Halloween Pile” Stamp Set or the “Spiderweb Oval” 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 Thursday August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

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 today’s inspiration and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited that we are starting the August Release reveals today at Newton’s Nook Designs! It is a really big release, full of Halloween and Autumn goodies. Today we are showcasing the adorable Franken Newton stamp/die set, 2 new paper pads and a fun layering stencil. Perfect for hours of Halloween crafting and beyond.

All new products will be available from 19/08/2022.

CARD 1

For my first card I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Franken Newton Stamp set. This time I used Copic markers: W9, W7, W5, W4, W2, W00, V09, V17, V15, V12, V01, V000, G16, YG09, YG06, YG05, YG01, YG11, G20. I die cut everything with the coordinating dies.

Then I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Halloween Woofs paper pad and added a strip to a light violet A2 card base. I used the A7 Frame and Banners die set to cut a scalloped strip from black cardstock to cover the edge of the patterned paper.

The sentiments I stamped on some white Speech Bubbles (I used the partial die cutting technique to make them fit perfectly). I also stamped another sentiment on a green circle (Frames Squared die set) which I backed with a light green sun from the Sky scene builder set. It looks like a pledge this way, so cool!

When assembling the card I popped up the images and the pledge with 3D foam squares. As embellishment I scattered a few iridescent stars from Twiddler’s Nook, and used a clear shimmer pen on the dresses and glossy accents on the heart and nails.

CARD 2

I am in love with layering stencils and the new Jack o’ Lantern one is absolutely gorgeous. And versatile too, as you can use it without the scary faces and then you just end up with a pretty pumpkin patch. As I was in Halloween mood, I used all 3 layers: for the first I chose Carved Pumpkin, for the second Ground Espresso Distress Oxide inks. The faces I created with Gia K Designs black Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb. It looks super sparkly!

I let the paste dry for a day before die cutting the panel with the postage stamp edge die from Frameworks. I white heat embossed a sentiment from one of the new Halloween sets on a black banner and backed it with a slightly smaller orange one – both banners I die cut with the Frames and flags die set.

I matted the stenciled panel with and orange cardstock before adhering to a black card base. I popped up the banners with 3D foam squares and added a little twine around it. So simple but cute, right?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Franken-Newton” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

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 today’s inspiration and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Bunch of balloons – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with lots of balloons, we can never have too many, right? As much as I enjoy creating cute scenes, I need sometimes simpler designs too, which can be mass produced if there is a need. Stenciling is a perfect way for that and the new Bokeh Balloons layering stencil set from Newton’s Nook Designs is simply gorgeous!

For my card I used a light grey cardstock as a base and sprayed the stencils with Pixie spray to make them tacky and avoid shifting while I applied the ink. I used Distress Oxides because they are a perfect coverage on coloured cardstock too. For the first layer: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn and Blueprint Sketch. For the second layer I used Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Villainous Potion and Peacock Feathers. I wanted a full set of rainbow balloons so I worked in quarters.

After removing the stencil I added a lot of splatters: smaller and bigger water droplets, white and black paint splatters. The more texture the merrier for me. When the panel was dry I cut it with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags and adhered it to a white A2 sized card base.

The three sentiments are from the Birthday Oval stamp set, I stamped them on a balloon shaped white cardstock which I cut with the Balloon Shaker die set.

The ribbon I cut from black and silver metallic cardstock and adhered them to the balloon.

After popping it up with 3D foam squares I used Lawn Fawn glitter glue on the edges of the balloon die cut, to make it more festive.

I hope you liked my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have an extra day of inspirations as part of the Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release week, to increase the festivities. Newton’s Nook Designs is turning 9 years old this month, such a lovely milestone. I have been designing for them for a couple of years now and I must admit, their designs are so unique, exciting and so fun! They surprise me each and every time a new release is coming.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/07.

For today I chose to feature the Birthday Mice stamp and die set in more masculine colours. I started with stamping the mice with the cheese cake and the little present 2 times, and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers: Brown Grey Shades, Brown Grey Blend, Gold Yellow Blend, Citrus Blend, Jade Green Shades, Jade Green Blend, Ice Blue Blend. For the mice I also used some lighter markers: BG1 and BG05. Then I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a white tag with the Fancy Edges Tag die set and added a bit of Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink to the bottom of it with a small blending brush. I also cut a decorating edge for the top from blue cardstock and a reinforcer from yellow. I assembled the scene on the tag ad added twine and some clear sequin confetti.

For the background I chose a blue balloon paper from the new Birthday Party paper pad and white heat embossed 2 of the sentiments from the stamp set on black cardstock. I used my trimmer to cut them down to thin strips which run across the card.

I popped up the tag with 3D foam squares and used my usual finishing touches: clear shimmer, black glaze and white gel pens. I also added glossy accents to the hat and candle.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Bokeh Balloons” Stencil Set? This 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 July 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday July 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the birthday week and ready to shop! I am so curious to know which sets grabbed your attention the most, so if you don’t mind, let me know in the comments below.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release reveals, but fear not, our favourite kitties and puppies are back on today’s super cute stamp set called Sky High. It comes with coordinating dies too.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/07.

For my card today I chose the balloon image and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers: Brown Grey Blend, Brown Grey Shades, True Blue Shades, True Blue Blend, Dark Red Blend, Pale Pink Shades, Pale Pink Blend, Gold Yellow Blend, Citrus Blend. For the clouds I used an IB05 marker to add some shading, and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I kept the background super simple this time, just quickly blended Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and spritzed it with water. I dabbed off the water after 30 seconds with a dry paper towel and repeated the process for a fun, textured look. When it was dry, I used my favourite die from Frameworks to cut the panel.

After assembling the scene, I stamped the sentiments from the Sky High and Dog Park stamp sets in black, directly on the sky.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen, a black glaze pen and added some highlights with a white gel pen too. I love how the pink-red balloons pop off the blue background!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Sky High 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 July 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday July 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will be back tomorrow for an extra day of inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi