Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 4

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Hello Everyone,

It is the final day of the Newton’s Nook Designs January Release reveals but we still have 2 super cute sets to show you: Love cafe and Newton’s Mug are both smaller sets and come with matching die sets.

All products will be available on Friday, 22/01/2021!

CARD 1

For my first card I have stamped the Love Cafe mugs with black hybrid ink so I could colour with my Copics. I also stamped the coffee beans with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink several times and heat embossed thm with clear embossing powder. I just love the shiny look.

Then I die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks from kraft cardstock and another one from pattered paper. I cut the latter down to be a strip on the bottom of my card and added a very thin strip of pink glitter paper on the top of it before popping up the images with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment I stamped with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I used the steam hearts as embellishments and covered the decoration on the mugs with clear shimmer and glossy accents too. I also stamped another sentiment from the set directly on the patterned paper, I love the playful fonts so much!

CARD 2

On my second card I used paper piecing which I have not done in a while. I stamped Newton’s Mug on white Copic friendly cardstock and another time on patterned paper (Echo Park Coffee and Friends). I coloured the kitty with Copics and fussy cut the mug out from the patterend paper directly at the black outline. I adhered it on the white cup and added shading with a warm grey Copic marker. The result is stunning and it took less time than if I coloured it myself.

I used the Fancy Edges Tag die set and cut the base from cream cardstock and vellum. The topper I cut from light green and the reinforcer from brown cardstock. I also added a bit of kraft to the bottom to serve as a table and it also makes the vellum tag sturdier.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a stitched brown circle from Circle Frames and I also die cut another patterned paper from the same paper pack with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags.

I assembled the card on a kraft card base and used natural twine for the tag as embellishment. No shimmer this time but I added glossy accents to the nose of the kitty and to the coffee beans.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Love Café” or the “Newton’s Mug” 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)! Thewinner 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 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this love filled week with all the inspiration. It is time now to get your shopping lists ready as all these adorable new sets will be available tomorrow!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

we are halfway through the Newton’s Nook Designs January Release reveals but fear not, cuteness is still coming your way! Love Emergency is a wonderful set, not only for love cards. It is definitely perfect for our other halves for Valentine’s Day though. It comes with coordinating dies too.

All products will be available on Friday, 22/01/2021!

I wanted to create a slimline card so I needed all the vehicles: I stamped and coloured them with Copic markers an cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes and used the new square masking stencil to add the background with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I sprinkled it with water and diluted Blueprint Sketch ink. I also added black and white splatters for a fun textured look.

When the inked background was all dry, I popped up the cars with 3D foam suares and stamped a matching sentiment above each little scene.

I adhered the panel to a striped patterned paper before mounting it on a slimline card base, and used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Love Emergency” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this stamp set! Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner 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 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspirations and reveals. Make sure to return tomorrow for the last day of the sneak peeks!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of Newton’s Nook Designs January Release reveals! We have the cutest kitties ever and some fantastic Slimline Masking stencils!

All products will be available on Friday, 22/01/2021!

For my card I stamped and coloured the kitties from Smitten Kitten with my Copics. I knew I wanted a colourful background so I kept them black and white. I added some furry details too for a bit different look. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I chose Bristol Smooth cardstock for the background: I cut a piece which fits a slimline cardstock. I used the Masking Hearts stencil with Distress Oxide inks. The first layer is Mustard Seed, followed by Spiced Marmelade, Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple. I used the gridlines engraved in the stencil to line it up each time with the edge of the cardstock. It is so easy to get an even spacing! I cannot wait to try this technique with all other masking stencils and different colours!

When it was done I cut the panel down to be slimmer than a slimline card front and matted it with dark grey pearl cardstock before adhering it to a white card base. I popped up the kitties with 3D foam tape and stamped a sentiment directly on the background in black.

I finished it off with a bunch of clear gems and emphasized the eyes of the kitties with a black glaze pen. I also added a tiny drop of glossy accents on their noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Smitten Kitten” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this stamp set! Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner 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 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspirations and reveals. Make sure to return tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to say that we are starting the Newton’s Nook Designs January Release reveals today! YAY! Get ready for a love-filled week! Today our wonderful team is showcasing the new Heartfelt Love and Heartfelt Roses stamp sets with a matching die set which totally coordinates with the previously revealed Banner Trio die set!

All products will be available on Friday, 22/01/2021!

CARD 1

For my first card I have stamped the Heartfelt Roses with a light hybrid ink so I could do no-line colouring with my Copics. I don’t do this often but it was such a lovely time spent!

When I was happy with how it looked I cut it out with the scalloped heart from Heart Frames, and used the biggest heart die from the set to create my own red card base: I die cut it twice, scored on of them half an inch form the top and glued that little flap to the back of the other heart. So easy and looks so special!

I white heat embossed a sentiment on a green stitched banner which I cut with the Banner Trio die set. I popped it up with 3D foam suares and adorned the card with a few clear gemstones.

CARD 2

For my second card I simply white heat embossed the image from Heartfelt Love on Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Distress Oxide inks over it: Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmelade. When it was dry I die cut it with the scalloped heart from Heart Frames. I used a clear shimmer pen to add a bit of extra bling to the little hearts.

On a fog cardfront I adhered a big dark grey stitched heart from the same die set and laid two pieces of organza ribbon over it before popping up the focal image. The ribbon I secured on the back of the fog card front with scotch tape and mounted it on a white card base.

I somehow felt that the plain grey background is a bit too simple, so I simply grabbed the XOXO sentiment and stamped it several times with an acrylic block and Fog ink. It gives a very subtle tone-on-tone look.

The sentiment I heat embossed in white on a purple banner from Banner Trio. I adorned it with two white pearls and it was all finished.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Love” or the “Heartfelt Roses” 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)! Thewinner 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 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspirations and reveals. Make sure to return tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Hug in a mug – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello everyone,

Today is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with this warm and wintery coffee card. In this chilly weather we are all longing for our favourite hot drinks and good talks. Now that we are all socially apart from our friends, it is so important to send a little love in other ways. That feeling inspired my card today.

I created a colourful background first on Bristol Smooth paper with the Mugs stencil: I used Distress Oxide inks with a small blending brush which allowed me to add colour to each mug individually. I used Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers with Cracked Pistachio. Before removing the stencil I carefully spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz and let it dry.

I cut it down with my favourite die from Frameworks and added some black and blue splatters. Then I cut my sentiment letters with the Essential Alphabet dies from coloured cardstock and adhered them on a piece of vellum. I adorned it with some pine leaves and a purple glittery bow (Pines and Holly die set).

After popping the panel up on a light grey cardstock I added glossy accents to some details on the mugs and also on the bow.

I hope it made your heart warm and I inspired you.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Merry Christmas – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

Life was a but busier than expected thanks to a quarantine in my kids’ school before the winter break and I had no time to post the cards I still wanted to share. So you may still see some Holiday cards from me in the next few weeks, I hope you don’t mind.

On today’s card I used mostly Lawn Fawn and Newton’s Nook Designs stamps and dies. First I stamped the cute critters from the LF Cheery Christmas set and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I die cut the postage stamp die (NND Frameworks) from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and white heat embossed the NND Snowfall Roundabout stamp in the upper part. I also die cut a circle from white glitter cardstock and trimmed it down to look like a snowbank. I assembled the little winter scene.

The sentiment is from LF Winter Scripty Sentiments, stamped in red. I added red twine above it before adhering it to a white A2 sized note card.

Of course I had to cover the ornaments with clear shimmer and glossy accents, I just love the dimension and shine I get this way.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and Shine.

I hope you enjoyed this clean design and will pop in to see more of my creations. I have ambitious plans for 2021 and I want you to be part of my crafty journey. Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate and have a relaxing time for those of you who don’t. Let the love fill our days!

See you,

Zsofi

All the trimmings – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today and I brought you a fun Christmas slimline card. I love to mix and match my favourite sets, on this one I took a girl from Christmas Trimmings (this set is ON SALE now!) and another from Christmas Haul. They match perfectly!

After stamping and colouring the images with Copics, I used their coordinating dies to cut them out. I added a ton of shimmer to the presents with a clear shimmer pen and covered the light bulbs and bows with glossy accents for a shiny 3D look.

While it was drying, I added Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink through the Tiny trees stencil directly on a white slimline card base. It measures 3,5*8,5 inches. Even though the stencil is 6*6 inches, due to the geometric pattern it was very easy to line it up and continue the pattern.

I used both slimline die sets to create a frame: the green mat I cut with the die from Slimline Frames and Windows and the white piece I cut with the Slimline Frames and Portholes die. I added vellum on the back of the white layer before adhering it to the frame, it mutes the stenciled background a bit.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle window using Stazon Black ink and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. I finished the scene with a couple of clear sequins, it adds to the festive feeling.

I hope you enjoyed my newest slimline project and will check back later. I have a lot to share still before the holidays.

See you,

Zsofi

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the 8th annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop along with amazingly talented guest designers and our lovely Design Team for Newton’s Nook Designs! I hope you enjoyed the last couple of weeks full of holiday inspiration and will hop along with us today.

Newton’s Christmas Cuddles is one of my all time favourite sets and I wanted to use the kissing kitties on a Christmas scene. For my card as always I stamped and coloured the images and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

On a white top folding cardbase I applied a bit of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and adhered a piece of Doodlebug pattered paper on the bottom of the card. I added a thin strip of green glitter cardstock and popped up the images.

To complete the scene I die cut the leaves and berries from white cardstock using the Pines and Holly die set. I added Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink to make the leaves green. I also cut the bow from dark red cardstock. and arranged them above the kitties.

For the sentiment I chose one from the Christmas Roundabout set and stamped it directly on the patterned paper with green ink. I cut the word Kissmas with the Essential Alphabet dies from dark red cardstock and arranged the letters a bit wonky under the stamped sentiment for a playful look.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the bow and presents and used a lot of glossy accents to emphasize some details and make the letters shiny.

SPECIAL SALE

To celebrate this pecial event, Newton’s Nook Designs is having a wonderful sale: $5 off every $30 you spend!
That means $5 off $30, $10 off $60…up to $25 off $150!* No Coupon Needed. Now through Sunday, December 6th! *Maximum $25 discount per order.

GIVEAWAY

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 6th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 7th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs 

Tammy Stark

Tina Herbeck

Dana Kirby

Angelica Conrad

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you’re here

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you got inspired and sent some love to my fellow crafters too. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow my blog and also on Instagram where I share my happy creations. Thank you so much, your support means the world to me!

Big hugs,

Zsofi

Happy Birthday to my boy!

Hello everyone,

It is my son’s 7th birthday and as he is fond of trains, I had to make him a train card of course.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from Avery Elle Christmas Train. I used Copic markers and because blue is my little boy’s favourite colour, I made the train and cart blue. I used the coordinting dies to cut all images out.

For the background I used Newton’s Nook Design’s Petite Snow stencil with white textured paste on light blue cardstock. I set it aside to dry until I was working on the sentiment.

I die cut the Happy and Birthday words from the Waffle Flower Year Round words set using black cardstock. I also die cut a balloon from MFT Balloon Numbers from red glitter cardstock and backed it with a white balloon.

To set the scene I needed a snowbank so I used Newton’s Nook Design’s Land border die and white glitter cardstock. The perfect railway I found in Mama Elephant’s Little Train Agenda.

After assembling the card I popped up the train and balloon with 3D foam squares and used a clear shimmer pen on the presents and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

I wish you like my card as much as my son does.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Release reveals, which is always bitter-sweet. But we saved the best for last: a cute little kitty set called Newton’s Snowman (it also has coordinating dies) and a small but oh-so-pretty sentiment set called Happy New Year.

All new products will be available on 20/11!

CARD 1

I stamped and coloured the Newton’s Snowman stamp on white cardstock using Copic markers. I cut the image out with the coordinating die.

I wanted it to be in the center of attention so I kept the rest of the design simple: I used the Frameworks die set to cut a postage stamp rectangle from lime green cardstock. Then I cut a slightly smaller rectangle from patterned paper (Doodlebug Design) and matted it with white cardstock before adhering to the lime green piece. I popped up the die cut image with 3D foam squares and added the sentiment from the Snowman Roundabout stamp set on a thin black strip.

I chose a kraft card base this time to match the kitties and embellished the image with a clear shimmer pen (scarves), glossy accents (carrot, eyes and buttons of the snowman) and some stickles (caps and snowbanks).

These little details bring this cute image to another level.

CARD 2

To showcase the Happy New Year sentiment set I created a fun slimline card to have enough space for some celebrating kitties. The previously release Newton’s New Year and Newton Celebrates sets are coordinating so well with the new sentiment set!

After stamping, colouring and die cutting the images from the above mentioned sets I was working on the festive background.

I die cut a scalloped slimline rectangle with the Slimline Frames and Portholes die set from Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the scalloped part with Purple Tape (Thermoweb) and applied Speckled Egg, Bundled Sage and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks in a light layer. I like to use blending brushes, for me these tools give the smoothest results. Then I used the Bubbly stencil and went back with the same colours just with a heavier hand. To resemble the champagne instead of Squeezed Lemonade I used Scattered Straw this time. After removing the stencil I used water and black and white acrylic paint to add splatters and dried it with my heat tool. I also spritzed the whole panel with glitter spray for a subtle sparkle.

I stamped the Happy New Year sentiment in the middle with black ink and popped up the images on the sides with 3D foam squares.

I added clear shimmer to the champagne and glossy accents to some details and adhered it on a black slimline card base (3,5*8,5 inches).

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Snowman” 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 November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this fun week full of winter inspiration. It is time now to get your shopping lists ready! If you like my cards, please make sure to subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations. Thank you so much for supporting me on my crafty journey!

See you soon,

Zsofi