Lawn Fawn Teacher cards – mini slimline

Hello Everyone,

As I mentioned before I still needed some cards for my kids’ teachers and this year I was totally into flowers. I wanted a slightly different format so I went with a mini slimline design and made 3 cards at once.

First I die cut a bunch of flowers with the Lawn Fawn Spring Flowers Backdrop using Textured Canvas cardstocks from the Spring release. I love the beautiful colours!

Then I took the Small and Large Mini Slimline Stackable dies and cut Pink Tutu patterned paper for the background, a smaller white one as the focal panel and an in-between layer from coloured cardstock.

I arranged the flowers in rainbow order but used different colours for each card. I stamped a sentiment under them in black from the Happy Harvest stamp set.

As a finishing touch I embellished each flower with a matching pearl from Pretty Pink Posh and Lucy’s Little Things.

It is such an easy but eye-catching design, I will need to make some more with different sentiments to fit all occasions. I wish it inspired you to mass produce some easy cards and enhance your stash.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Teacher’s appreciation cards with Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

The schoolyear is coming to an end soon and it is time to make the teachers’ appreciation cards. I came up with a design which is relatively easy to mass produce and involves die cuts only. Let me show you.

I started with die cutting the Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop die from white cardstock. I used a pokey tool to help the small pieces fall out on the upper half diagonal, which will be visible. The lower part will be covered by patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham Rainbow paper pad.

On the back side of the quilted backdrop I adhered Lawn Fawn Sparkle Cardstock in matching colour.

I added a thin strip of coloured cardstock on top of the patterned paper to make it look more finished. Then I die cut a bunch of flowers with the Lawn Fawn Spring Flowers set in coordinating colour just a lighter tone. I added a bit of shading to the middle with a small blending brush and distress oxide inks.

I cut a few leaves too with the Lawn Fawn Strawberry Patch die set and assembled the card: adhered the leaves to the thin strip of cardstock and then paced 5 flowers on each card.

I embellished each of them with Moonstone pearls from Lucy’s Little Things.

The sentiment is a die cut Scripty Thank you which I die cut from coloured cardstock. If you have time, layer it up as it looks so great when 3D.

Here are the cards one by one. Let me know in the comments which one is your favourite!

I will upload this project to the following challenges: Lawnfawnatics #125 (Dies only) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Layer it up).

I hope you enjoyed my set of cards today, I really went rainbow again. I will share some extra tips on Instagram so it is worth to check out too.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop!  We are so excited to share amazing cards from 8 Design Team members using the new release!  For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

For my card I used a couple of stamps and dies from the new release and also some oldie but goodie products. Let me guide you through the process. First I stamped the images from the Udderly Fabulous stamp set and coloured them with my Spectrum NOir Illustrator markers. The full list of colours i used: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG3, BG1, GB4, CT2, FS7, FS6, MG3, MG1. Then I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

On a piece of white cardstock I used the Stoney Maloney stencil with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink, then die cut the word Thanks from the new Slimline Scalloped Peekaboo die set. I also cut another 3 layers from white cardstock and one from black. I layered them on top of each other, making sure to adhere the black layer a bit offset so it looks like shadow. Then I used a black glaze pen and went over the stenciled pattern. It looks so cool and shiny!

While I was die cutting I also cut the frame 3 times from white cardstock, layered them on top of each other and cut the shadow of the Thanks die from vellum. I cut grass with the Slimline Scenery die set from Greenbean cardstock.

I chose a Lawn Fawn patterned paper for the background, it measures 3,5*8,5 inches. I assembled the scene and popped up the cows with 3D foam squares. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Udderly Fabulous stamp set on a thin strip of black cardstock and added it under the die cut sentiment. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the hooves and glossy accents on the horns, bell, and the little flower.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before May 4th, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on May 5th at 10:00 AM EST!

Heffy Doodle Blog
Claudia Mauri
Amanda Fitterer
Tatiana Trafimovich
Lauren Taylor
Zsofia Molnar – you are here
Ali Farmer
Amanda Stevens
Carrie Rhoades

Thanks so much for spending time with me today and I hope you liked my inspiration. Make sure to follow me on Instagram too, where I share some extra crafty tips for each of my cards.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the second day of the April Release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! Today our team is showcasing the Destination Love and Lilac stamp sets which come with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on 22/04/2022.

CARD 1

I started with stamping the images from the Destination Love stamp set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The exact colours I used: TB4, TB3, TB2, BG7, BG6, BG5, BG2, DR4, DR1, CR6. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I did a super fast ink blending: I used only Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and I blended it from the sides to the middle gradually. I made sure to have more ink on the edges and used a very light hand towards the middle. I added a lot of splatter: water drops, diluted blue ink splatters and also Finetec Silver metallic paint drops. I love how it sparkles in the light!

Then I die cut a stitched white oval and a bigger scalloped one from vellum using the Oval Frames die set. I heat embossed a sentiment with black sparkle embossing powder directly on the vellum oval and assembled the Just married car on that. I used the back of the images to hide the adhesive when I adhered the white oval on the back of the panel.

As a finishing touch I used tiny pearls to embellish the flowers, a clear shimmer pen on the car and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

CARD 2

I stamped the Lilac three times on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink and clear embossed the images. Then I used my Karin Brush markers to paint them quickly. I love to paint with these markers, the colours are so vibrant and it is so easy to use! I used the coordinating die to cut the flowers out.

I die cut a postage edge rectangle with the Frameworks die set from kraft cardstock . I also die cut a small ticket with the same die set from white cardstock to carry my sentiment, which I stamped in purple.

I created a bouquet from the lilacs and added pink twine to the stems before popping them up with 3D foam squares.

After adding the sentiment, I embellished the card with tiny clear sequins.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Destination Love” or the “Lilac” 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 April 21st at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday April 22nd. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the second day and got inspired! Make sure to pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Lucky stars – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, this time a little thank you note. I used a couple of stamps, dies and stencils to create this cutie, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Hootiful stamp set using my Copic markers. Then I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

To set the night scene I die cut a Stitched Oval from Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended in Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks. I added some water droplets for a bit of texture. Then I used the Constellation prize stencil with Gina K Designs White Glitz Glitter Gel to create a starry sky. I set it aside to dry.

I wanted some tone-on-tone background for my scene, so I die cut the Quilted heart background from white cardstock and adhered it to a white A2 sized notecard. Meanwhile the glitter gel got dry so I could white heat emboss a sentiment from the Hootiful set on the bottom of the oval.

I adhered the branches and then popped up the owls with 3D foam squares. I die cut a small stitched heart from white glitter cardstock using the Sun, Moon and stars die set and placed it in-between the wings of one of the owls, like he is giving it to the other one. So cute!

I wish you enjoyed my card today and share with us in our Facebook group if I inspired you. Follow me on Instagram if you like my cards, your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my Coffee Card Series in honour of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Today’s card fills me with nostalgia as I used to be part of Pink and Main’s Design Team a few years ago. I love this brand ever since and I really enjoyed colouring their cute critters for today’s coffee card.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Pink and Main Cozy Critters stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1, GB9, GB7, BT9, BT7, BT5, VB1, CT1, LY1, BO4, BO3. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I used the largest of the Pink and Main Stitched Rectangle Set 2 to cut a piece of a pretty patterned paper from their Pumpkin Season paper pad. I also die cut grass from a textured light yellow cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the patterned panel. I popped up the images with thin 3D foam tape, doubling it up under the squirrel in the middle.

For the sentiment I chose the Thanks word die from Pink and Main, cut the shadow from white cardstock and the word from teal. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Cozy Critters stamp set on a thin brown cardstock strip and popped it up under the thanks die cut.

I gave the whole scene a teal mat before mounting it on a white card base. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the thanks die cut and also on the scarves of the critters. I emphasized their noses with a black glaze pen and added a drop of glossy accent to the coffee cup and cupcake.

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

I hope you enjoyed today’s cute critter card and will come back tomorrow for the last day of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I saved the cutest for last 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the November Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we saved the cutest for last. Snow Angel Newton and Snow Angel Puppy are the cutest critter sets for winter and Roll with it is another funny sentiment one.

All new products will be available on Thursday 18/11!

CARD 1 and 2

I started with stamping the cat and dog from both Snow Angel sets and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used the following colours: CG3, CG2, CG1, IB3, IB2, IB1, TB5, TB3, TB2, TN4, TN2, TN1, FS7, FS6, EB7, EB6, EB5, EB3, EB1, RB1. I cut the images out with scissors this time and to hide the imperfections, I used a black Memento marker on the edges.

For the background I die cut the postage stamp rectangle die from Frameworks from white cardstock and a slightly smaller rectangle from light blue. I cut another white rectangle just a dash smaller than the blue one to get a layered look. From the latter I cut out the snowbanks using a Land border die.

I stamped the outline of the images with light blue ink on the snowbanks. I did not use any masking, just tried to avoid the cat and dog figures with the mini ink pad. It was easy. I stamped aroud it the little snowflakes.

I did some simple ink blending on the blue panels with Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks.I white heat embossed the sentiments and assembled the cards. I used action wobblers to secure the cat and the dog, it makes the cards interactive and so playful! I used kraft card bases to make the focal panels stand out.

As a finishing touch I used Stickles on the edge of the snowbanks and the snow angels.I also covered the scarves and caps with clear shimmer and emphasized the noses with a drop of glossy accents.

CARD 3

First I white heat embossed the Roll with it sentiment on an aqua banner which I die cut with the new Bookmark die. I added a stitched teal baner under it (Frames and Flags die set).

On a white scalloped circle I stamped the Snowflakes Roundabout stamp set with All That Jazz Catherine Pooler ink and as it stays wet a little longer than other inks, I could easily heat emboss it with Altenew Translucent Pearl embossing powder.

I made an ink blended background using the same ink, spritzed it with water and dried it before applying White Glitz Glitter Gel on it through the Snowfall stencil.

When it was all dry I assembled the card: I chopped off part of the circle, adhered the banners and popped them up on the frosty background.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Snow Angel Newton ” or the “Snow Angel Puppy” 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 Wednesday November 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 18th. 

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 liked my inspiration with the new release all week long. Now it is time to prepare your shopping lists!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy Thanksgiving – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. 

Thanksgiving is approaching fast and I thought I bring you a cute woodland scene to celebrate the occasion. Scene cards are not necessarily complicated, with a couple of cute critters you can build up an adorable scene too. I mixed and matched some new stamps and older dies on this clean and simple Autum card. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Nuts about you and Deer to me. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB6, EB5, EB3, EB2, EB1, RB1, RB2, RB3, TN9, TN8, TN6, TN4, TN2, TN1, FS6, TB9, TB6, TB5, TB3, LY1, OR1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

As I had a simple design in mind, I die cut a piece of kraft cardstock with the largest Imperial Stitched Rectangle die, and also some grass with the Grassy Lass Border dies from grey cardstock. I made two heights of grass to ensure dimension. I added a touch of Black Soot Distress Oxide ink very lightly to the edges of the grass and assembled the scene.

I did not want to use 3D foam squares this time, you can achieve a dimensional look even if you use liquid glue. Just make sure to build up your scene in layers: I put the trees and the birdhouse in the background, some treetrunks and the deer in the middle and mushrooms and birds on the front panel.

As for the sentiment, I used the Oh Deer from Deer to me and another one from the Classic Sentiments stamp set. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the mushrooms.

I hope you enjoyed this simple scene and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Thanks a latte – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

Happy International Coffee Day! I am so excited to be part of a fun Blog Hop organised by Amy from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. There is a bunch of fresh and fun inspiration from wonderful designers, so just grab a cup of coffee and hop along with us! There is a giveaway too, see at the end of my post!

For my project I used some of the new release of Lawn Fawn.

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Stitchced Snowflake Backdrop die. It is beautiful on its own, but I had to so some ink blending: I used Prize Ribbon and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks and spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Mist in the end. I also added some water and white acrylic paint splatters for more texture.

Then I die cut the cute Lovely Latte cup from light blue and from patterned paper. I used the Gotta Have Gingham paper pad. For the coffee I used brown textured cardstock and cut the eyes and the smile from back. I love that this die set has a “backing die”, which makes paper piecing so easy.

While I was at die cutting I also cut a few snowflakes from white glitter cardstock using the Stitched Snowflake Frame die set. I wanted to make it more festive so I cut the Christmas Garland die set from green cardstock and the ribbon from pink. I used a little bit of Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink on the leaves to add some depth of colour.

The setiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock from the Thanks a latte stamp set. I adhered the strips a bit at an angle on purpose, it is more playful this way.

As a finihing touch I used glossy accents on the ribbon.

GIVEAWAY

There are some generous sponsors for our Blog Hop who offered the following prizes:

All you need to do is to leave some love at each stop of the Blog Hop until 4th October to be eligible. Randomly selected commenters will win one of the gift certificates. All details you can find on the CLC Blog. Here is the list of participants:

Beatrix (Lily) Révhely

Fikreta Posavec

Hetty Sanders

Jo Herbert

Michael Trent

Silvia Galloni

Tatiana Trafimovich

Zsofia Molnar – you are here!

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration and will come back soon for more fun projects! If you like my cards, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram where I also share my happy creations.

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, I hope you enjoy our inspiration week. For today we have another 2 fantastic sets: Fall Friends is an idyllic Autumn scene which comes with coordinating dies, while Heartfelt Gourds is a super versatile stamp with great sentiments. It coordinates the previously release Heart Frame and Banner Trio die sets and falls in line with the other heart shaped sets in the range.

All new products will be available on Friday, 20th August.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the images from Fall Friends on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used are the following: chair: BT9, BT7, BT5, BT3, pumpkins: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, EB7, EB3, BG7, BG4, BG1, bucket&flowers: EB5, EB2, TN1, GB7, CT4, CT3, blanket: AG5, AG3, AG1, CT4, CT3, CT1, cat: EB3, RB3, RB2, RB1, dog: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I blended Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used the Cloudy sky stencil to add some clouds with the same colour. After removing the stencil I added some water, white and black ink splatters for more texture. On another little scrap piece I blended Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink and added the usual splatters just in green. I die cut grass with the Land Border die and assembled the scene.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark grey banner (Banner Trio dies) and used the exra little leaves as embellishments. I added drops of glossy accents and some highlights with a white pencil.

CARD 2

For my second card I stamped the Heartfelt Gourds stamp and cut it out immediately with the scalloped heart from Heart Frames. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used are the following: AG5, DG4, DG3, DG2, GB7, GB4, CT3, GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, LG4, LG2, LG1, GY5, GY3, GY2, OR3, OR2, OR1, CT4, CT3, CT1, LY1, CG3, CG2, CG1, BG5, BG2, BG1.

I also stamped the deer from Harvest Tails and coloured it too: EB7, EB5, EB3, EB1, TN1, RB1, BO4, BO3, BO1, EB4, GB9, CG3, CG2, CG1. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

For the background chose patterned paper this time (Doodlebug Designs). The sentiment I stamped on a stitched rounded banner (Banner Trio). I assembled the card, popped up the deer and the banner and used gold gems and glossy accents as embellishments.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fall Friends” or the “Heartfelt Gourds” 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 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will return tomorrow for the last day’s surprises!

See you,

Zsofi