Hang in there – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. The schoolyear is almost ending, I feel on my kids that they are super tired. They need all kinds of encouragement for the last stretch. I created this funny card to make them smile. I used stamps and dies from the latest release, let me guide you through the process.

I started with stamping the giraffes from the Two by Two safari animals set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB5, GB3, GB2, GB1, EB7, GB10, GB7. I added some darker dots to each giraffe for a little texture. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also coloured a bunch of leaves: AG5, AG3, AG1. I also cut these out with their coordinating dies and while I was die cutting I cut the Hang in there Jumbo Sentiment from white cardstock and its shadow from dark brown cardstock.

I used liquid glue for assembling the sentiment as it gave me enough time to tuck the little leaves as embellishments in between the 2 layers. I love how it turned out!

To make the card funny, I adhered the giraffes upside down to the back of the sentiment and popped it all up on an A2 card base covered with pretty patterned paper form the Man Cave paper pad. I used 3D foam squares to give it dimension.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and noses.

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

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

Lawn Fawn Spring Release – card #1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to have the new Lawn Fawn release already! I could not help but made a very quick and simple card using dies only to fit the current Lawnfawnatics challenge (dies only).

I started with die cutting a few pain splatters from the new Art Supplies die set from different green cardstock scraps. I really imagined them as germs, but to make them look irresistibly cute, I added some tiny googly eyes (Studio Katia).

I cut a piece of the new All the dots paper pad as the background and a piece of vellum with a Dotted Rectangle die to hold the sentiment.

I realized that I don’t have the Giant Get Well Soon sentiment, what a shame! I had to make it myself: I used the Henry’s ABC set and cut them from a light green cardstock. I was kinda in a rush so I cut each letter once only, but if I had more time I would definitely stack them up.

I assembled the card using the backside of the letters and the little germs to hide the liquid glue behind them. As a finishing touch I used a green marker to draw the slime on the letters and added glossy accents to make it shiny. I think it is funny, I hope it makes you smile too!

I will link this card up to the following challenges (it feels so good to play along after a long time): Lawnfawnatics #125 Dies only, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Layer it up), Simon Says Stamp Mondey Challenge (Add texture).

Thanks for popping by and see you soon with more inspiration with the new release.

Have a lovely weekend,

Zsofi

Therm O Web & Newton’s Nook Designs collaboration week

Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

I have got a Heidi Swap Minc Machine at the end of last year which I have not tried yet. I was itching to use the Rainbow Shattered Glass foil with some fun toner sheets from Brutus Monroe to try the machine. It makes wonders! So much better results than with my old, cheap laminator. Probably because I could choose the temperature. I have created 2 cards, both in rainbow colours. Let me show you one by one.

CARD 1

I started with foiling the Brutus Monroe Floral Fantasy toner sheet with Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco foil. It looked gorgeous on its own, but I had to do some ink blending in rainbow colours: Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks. I also added some water droplets which I dabbed with a paper towel to get some ink lifted and added black splatters.

Then I stamped and coloured the Dainty Daisies stamp with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are: IG4, IG2, AG4, LG4, LG2, GY4, CT4, CT2 and a Blender pen to fade out the colours. I used the coordinating die to cut the flowers out.

While I was die cutting I cut a tag with the Fancy Edges Tag die set from vellum and also Fog cardstock. I layered them on top of each other, adhered the daisies and embellished the tag with ribbon a twine. I popped it up at an angle on the foiled background with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment is from the Best Mom Oval stamp set and I stamped it on a white banner which I partially die cut with a Banner Trio die.

I did not want to drive the attention away from the foiling so I kept the finishing touches very simple:: a little bit of clear shimmer and a drop of glossy accents on the middle of the flower centers and letters and it was all done!

CARD 2

For my second card I used the fabulous Wacky Waves Toner sheet from Laura Kelly with the Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco foil. I blended the same Distress Oxide inks on the foiled background to get a rainbow gorgeousness. This time I added water droplets and black and white splatters too.

Then I stamped the Newton’s Cupcake stamp and coloured the kitty and the topping of the cupcake with Spectrum NOir Illustrator markers: BG6, BG4, BG2, BG05, FS7, FS6, GY4, CT4, CT2, PP6, PP5, PP4, PP3, PP2, DR4. I used the coordinating die to cut it out. I had a little leftover piece from the foiled and inked background so I stamped the cupcake on it and fussy cut it out to be able to paper piece the cupcake holder. So fun!

To carry my focal image I created the same tags as above, just this time I stamped the sentiment directly on the foiled cupcake using Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder.

As a finishing touch I added some white gel pen dots and a drop of glossy accents to the nose of the cat.

There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $40 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog for a chance to win! Both companies will be giving away a prize this week!

I wish you enjoyed my projects and got inspired. If you try these ideas, I would be grateful if you tag me on Instagram (@safsafdesign2016) so that I can see your beautiful work and leave some love on your post!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Die cut garden – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, this time a die cut garden card which can be altered to suit any occasions. I used some dies and stencils from the latest release to create this cutie, let me guide you through the process.

First I used the Wonderful Windows Masquerade stencil on white cardstock and blended in Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I added some water droplets and diluted ink splatters to get a little texture.

Then I used the new Whimsically Wonky Imperial Rectangles dies to add stitching to the edge of the panel. It is such a nice touch and so easy to do!

For the mini gardens I used the new Rolling Hills Landscape Dies: I die cut grass and tulips with the small dies included in this die set. I used Heffy Doodle cardstock: Winter Green, Kiwi Crush, Butterscotch and Bubblegum. After assembling the card, I covered the tulips with a clear shimmer pen, just a for a touch of sparkle.

As this card was meant for Mother’s Day, I used the sentiment from the Special Day Sentiment Duos stamp set, but if you change the sentiment it can be a perfect retirement or birthday card too. I cannot wait to make this in all different colour combinations for different occasions!

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

National Scrapbooking Day with NND!

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Today Newton’s Nook Designs is celebrating with NEW dog and cat themed papers and dies! These new products are available NOW in their shop! Plus, there is a FLASH SALE TODAY! Save 20% off today only with code SCRAP22 at newtonsnookdesigns.com

CARDS

For my cards I played with the patterned paper sets and chose patterned which go well together. I cut 3*5.25 inches pieces from the colourful text backgrounds and a 1*5,25 inches piece from the pawprints pattern from both the Cat’s life and Dog’s life paper pads. I used coloured cardstock as a mat in coordinating colours.

I white heat embossed two sentiments from the Heartfelt Meows and Heartfelt Woofs sets on a thin strip of coloured cardstock for each card and adhered them in place.

Then I die cut a bunch of cats and dogs from black cardstock using the new Silhouette die sets and simply added them above the sentiment. So quick and easy, but surely would make anyone smile!

BOOKMARKS

I love the new paper pads so much that I wanted to make a bunch of simple bookmarks for the kids in our extended family. I die cut the Bookmark die from some pretty paper and used the Essential Alphabet dies to spell their names. I also added a black cat or dog to each bookmark and finished them off with a bit of ribbon and twine. It is lovely to make these from double sided paper as you have to cut them only once for one bookmark!

Check out the blogs of these Design Team Members for more inspiration:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I wish you enjoyed my projects and you will fine some time to be crafty today. Have fun and see you soon!

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is this weekend in the US so I thought I will share with you a lovely Lilac shaker, which is easy to make. I used products from Newton’s Nook Designs.

First I stamped the Lilac image on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I used my Karin Brush markers to paint them quickly. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the shaker part I die cut the scalloped frame from Frameworks 4 times and layered them on top of each other, inserting a piece of acetate under the top layer. I also die cut the scalloped rectangle die from the same set from light blue cardstock, it serves as the backing of the shaker. I adhered a few rhinestones on the backing then filled it with some Moonshine Confetti from Simon Says Stamp and Raindrop confetti from Trinity Stamps.

For the background I chose a pretty pattered paper from the Springtime paper pad and decided to add a dark purple mat to the shaker piece. The sentiment is from the Best Mom Oval stamp set, white heat embossed on a ticket shaped die cut from Frameworks.

As a finishing touch I added Liquid Pearls in the middle of the flowers.

I wish you like my card today and got inspired. Hope you check back soon for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

We celebrate Mother’s Day on the first Sunday in May so it is today! I had the best treat in the morning: a Lego heart and a small letter waited for me in the bedroom when I woke up. My kids put it there at night while I was asleep – I wonder how come they woke up in the middle of the night just to put it there. They are so sweet! The card I brought you today is the one I am giving to my mother. I used stamps and dies from Pretty Pink Posh.

I die cut the Heart Vines cover plate die 3 times from green cardstock and layered them on top of each other.

I stamped a few flower heads and little bees from the Bee friends stamp set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG10, BG7, MG3, MG1, GB4, CT3, CT1, IB1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

On a white card base I lightly blended Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink. I made it lighter towards the middle, where I stamped the Mother’s Day sentiment. I covered it with the heart from the green die cut until I added splatters: water droplets and Finetec Metallic Watercolours in pink and pearl.

After assembling the card, I adhered the bees and flowers and added glossy accents to their centers. I also used a clear shimmer pen on the bees’ wings.

I also added bees inside the card and stamped another sentiment from the Bee Friends stamp set.

I wish you liked my card inspiration today and will check back soon. I share some extra tips on Instagram, so it is worth to check it out. Your support means a lot to me, thank you!

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 4

Hello Everyone,

Sadly it is the last day of the April Release week at Newton’s Nook Designs but we have saved the funniest stamp/die set for today: Newton Loves Taco It is a hilarious set, which will make anyone laugh out loud. It comes with coordinating dies.

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

I have started with stamping the images on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The full list of markers I used: BG7, BG6, BG5, FS7, FS6, AG2, AG1, LG2, LG1, DR3, DR1, CT3, CT1, GB5, BG3, GB1, BT3. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I did a quick and light ink blending on a white card base using Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. Then I placed the Confetti stencil over it and went back with the same colour.

I stamped a sentiment in the middle of the card and popped up the images with 3D foam squares.

I added clear shimmer to the cocktail and glossy accents to the taco filling and noses of the cats. I also scattered a bunch of tiny clear sequins to make it more festive.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton Loves Taco” 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 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 all week’s inspirations, now it is time to put those shopping lists together. Which products will end up in your shopping bag? I am so curious to know!

See you soon,

Zsofi