Newton’s Nook Designs September Release – DAY 1

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Hello Everyone,

Today is the first day of the Newton’s Nook Designs September Release Sneak Peeks. This release is full of Autumn goodies, perfect for the season. We are showcasing the Newton’s Thanksgiving and Newton’s Cornucopia stamp/die sets along with 2 new and unique stencils!

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There is a lot to show you today, so let’s just dive in.

CARD #1

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For my first set of cards I stamped and coloured the cute images from the Newton’s Thanksgiving set. I stamped some extras from the chicken legs and pumpkins to fill the scene I had in mind. I used Copic markers for colouring and the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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Then I cut a wide strip of patterned paper and a thin one to go on top of it from a coordinating coloured cardstock. I wanted to create the same design just different layout so I adhered these to a top folding and a side folding A2 sized kraft card base.

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For the top I cut a scalloped border from Peacock cardstock (Sky border die set) and on both cards I Stamped the sentiments using a light brown ink. I arranged the images and adhered them to the card either flat or popped up with 3D foam squares. As a finishing touch I added some Fall coloured sequins and a bit of glossy accents.

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CARD #2

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I started again with stamping the image from the Newton’s Cornucopia set on alcohol ink friendly cardstock, used Copics for colouring and the coordinating die to cut it out. I Gold heat embossed the sentiment from the set on a strip of kraft cardstock, and popped up the image above it using 3D foam squares. I added a gold mat to this panel and also a dark brown scalloped border (Sky border die set) as embellishment.

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For the side of the card I gold heat embossed the leaves from the set on a strip of Bristol Smooth cardstock and sponged several Distress ink colours on it to get the Fall feel.

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A few extra details with a white gel pen and a black glaze pen along with a drop of glossy accents finished this card off.

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CARD #3 and #4

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For these cards I used the gorgeous new stencils.

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For the first one I applied Walnut stain Distress ink through the Tree Ring stencil, then I removed the stencil and added Antique Linen Distress ink over the whole area.

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I stamped a sentiment from a new sentiment set (will be revealed later this week) using dark brown ink and added glossy accents to the edges of the tree ring for a dimensional look.

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Very clean and simple design, perfect for all the men in our lives!

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For the last card I applied Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink on a dark brown cardstock through the Pumpkin Patch stencil. I went back and added some green with a mini applicator to the leaves and vines and I covered the whole with Cosmic Glitter paste.

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After removing the stencil I washed it immediately under running warm water. When the paste was dry on the cardstock I trimmed it down a bit and adhered it to a kraft card base. I stamped a sentiment on a stitched kraft banner (Frames and flags die set) and adhered it to a smaller dark brown banner before I mounted it on the pumpkin background.

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I just love the shimmer and shine the glitter paste gives!

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Thanksgiving” or the “Newton’s Cornucopia” 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 September 13th at 9pm EST to comment – winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 14th.

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

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Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked the first sneaks of the wonderful September Release from Newton’s Nook Designs. All products will be available on Friday, 14/09/2018 in the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other big retailers.

See you tomorrow for more fun sneaks!

Zsofi

 

Flower thanks – Lawnfawnatics #31

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a purely die cut card for the Lawnfawnatics #31 Florals, flowers and foliage challenge.

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If you follow me, you know that I love to colour and make scene cards, but from time to time I enjoy making cards without stamping. As die cutting is just as much of a pleasure. I started with creating the frames for my little flower garden: I cut 4 stitched scallop rectangle frames, once from light blue and 3 times from white cardstock. I layered the frames on top of each other for dimension keeping the blue one on the bottom.

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The inner blue piece will be my little scene. I die cut a brown Stitched garden border and a green Flower border. I cut off 5 flowers and used the tiny flower dies from the Flower Hillside pop-up border add-on set to cut pink flowers. I layered them on top of the green ones and adhered them to the scene. I added golden gems to the middle of 3 of them.

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The sentiment is a pink stacked die cut from the Small stitched envelope set. For the background I used the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot backdrop cut from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and I layered it on a white card base.

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I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #31 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

 

Flurry of thanks card set

Hello Everyone,

It is Monday and I am back with fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #63.

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I needed some thank you cards to send to my friends and I knew I wanted to play with alcohol inks for the pink challenge. I used pink shades of inks and a bit of gold and pearl mixative. This is the design I came up with.

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I gold heat embossed the beautiful snowflakes from the NND Beautiful blizzards stamp set. I cut the embossed alcohol ink backgrounds with a stitched rectangle die and gave it a gold mat.

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I used 2 different embossing powders and 2 different gold cardstocks to match the embossing.

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Then I adhered the panels to the a stitched scalloped frame from Frames and tags.

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The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp die cut several times from white cardstock, golden cardstock and white glossy cardstock. I stacked them together and adhered to the card front.

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I hope you like my set of cards and you got inspired to play along the Inky Paws Challenge #63. Hope to see your creations there. You have until Friday (19th Jan) to link up your project to be eligible to win the 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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Thanks for stopping by, see you soon with another fun project.

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

 

Thankful

Happy Monday Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at the Inky Paws Challenges. Challenge #57 is a Fall theme in the next two weeks, perfect for making some thank you cards.

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I started with a piece of dark chocolate cardstock and layered the Falling Leaves stencil over it. I have recently purchased this stencil and I cannot have enough of it. Actually I love all the stencils from Newton’s Nook Designs, they are all gorgeous and super quality.

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So I added gold glitter paste to the stencil and it ended up in a beautiful and very sparkly background.

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Until it was drying I worked on the rest of the card. I cut a stitched strip of teal cardstock to hold the sentiment which is a Simon Says Stamp die. I die cut the shadow from the same dark chocolate cardstock and the word itself several times from white cardstock. I stacked them together and pressed it in my Versamark ink pad and covered it with golden sparkle embossing powder. I used tweezers to hold it while I heated it up with my heat gun. I repeated the process another 2 times to have the word completely covered, even on the sides. I was happy that it matched the super pretty golden leaves on the background.

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After adhering all these on a kraft card base, I felt there is something missing. I die cut a leaf from the Autumn leaves die collection twice: once from dark chocolate and once from golden sparkle glitter paper. I carefully removed the veins of the brown one and secured the golden one from the back with scotch tape to make sure the veins stay in place. I layered the two on top of each other and glued it on the teal strip.

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I hope you got inspired and will join us in this fun challenge. You can win a 20 USD gift certificate to the NND online store!

See you later,

Zsofi

World Cardmaking Day

Hello Everyone,

Today is a special day, World Cardmaking Day 🙂 What else shall I do than making a bunch of cards? Meanwhile I cooked lunch and made the laundry and played with the kids…multitasking as always. The best card I made although today was the one I made in silence and peace 😀 But this one I will show in a separate post.

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So let me make this a different post: here are my cards, 3 with the same stamp and die set (all from SSS), coloured with Zig Clean colour real brush markers after heat embossing. I changed the colours and a little bit the design n the last one, but they are very similar.

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And as Newton’s Nook Designs is having my heart, I had to make a card using my all time favourite NND sunflower image from the retiring Flower Garden stamp set. Simple design, coloured with Prismacolor pencils. The beauty of it is the added prills in the middle of the sunflower and that pretty golden strip on the side.

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I hope you like my creations and that you also have time to craft today. It is so relaxing and fun!

Be sure to pop in tomorrow, when I plan to share some more cute cards.

See you,

Zsofi

 

White flowers and rainbow

Hello Again,

I just could not stop blogging and decided to publish my card for MFT Camp Create Day 5 as well. I have finished all my cards for the camp yesterday and I wanted to show them all as quickly as possible. So now that my little boy is having a nap and my daughter is watching a princess cartoon I can write this post too.

So Day 5 is about Delightful die-cutting. I still had leftover white flowers from Day 1 and a pretty rainbow background I made a few weeks ago. They were just shouting for each other. 

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The background was done with a diagonal stencil, I applied distress inks in rainbow order. After removing the stencil, I went back with the same inks for a more subtle look. I saw Nichol Spohr doing it once and I had to try this technique.

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I die cut it with a stitched scalloped border die and adhered a thin strip of purple foil cardstock on the top. It all went on a white top folding card base.

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I glued 3 stitched white flowers on the rainbow background, used an MFT Thanks die cut from the same purple foil and stamped a sentiment under it in black.

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A few matte enamel dots from Doodlebug in the middle of the flowers made the rainbow background pop even more.

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Hope you got inspired to use up every little piece left from your cardmaking sessions. Come back tomorrow for some more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Simple & colourful thank you

Hello Again,

I could not resist popping in again with a simple but very colourful thank you card. I had my new Studio Katia goodies still on my desk and wanted to make another card, this time I used the Mini Thank you set only.

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I started with a Copic friendly paper and stamped several times the little butterfly on the right side of it slightly turning it to have a variation in the angle. I stamped the sentiment from the set more or less in the middle of the paper and trimmed the edge down to have a 4 and 1/4 by 4 inch piece. I coloured the butterflies with Copics.

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I had a left over piece of Lawn Fawn plaid paper from my previous card which was perfectly matching the idea I had, so I adhered an inch piece to a white card base (I slightly trimmed it down to be 5 and 1/4 by 4 inch). I adhered the butterfly panel next to it and added a stitched strip of glitter paper where the 2 papers meet.

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I added Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer to the butterflies and a few rhinestones (I “stole” them from my daughter’s stash) in rainbow colours. A bit of glossy accents finished off the card.

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Simple and easy and I only used a mini stamp set to make it. Super fun!

I hope you like it and will return soon for more inspiration.

Have sweet dreams,

Zsofi