STAMPtember Exclusive with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you the newest STAMPtember collaboration set for Simon Says Stamp, this time with Newton’s Nook Designs!

This is an exclusive stamp set, available ONLY at Simon Says Stamp until supplies last!

For my cards I stamped and coloured the images on Copic friendly cardstock and coloured them with alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out leaving a little white outline.

To create the party scene, I die cut a rounded rectangle die (Frames and Flags) from heavy weight vellum from Simon Says Stamp and also from their Fog cardstock. The latter I trimmed down to a thin strip and adhered at the bottom of the vellum panel.

Then I arranged the party: a cat one and a separate one for dogs. I adhered all the images to the vellum using liquid glue or 3D foam squares.

I stamped the sentiments with black ink on white cardstock and die cut them with a small stamp die from the Frameworks die set. I also die cut a postage frame die from patterned paper from Doodlebug (Hello).

I assembled the card on kraft card bases, added iridescent jewels from Studio Katia as embellishments and covered the presents and balloons with clear shimmer. On the party hats, ribbons and noses I also used a drop of glossy accent.

I hope you like my cards and got tons of ideas for birthday scenes. Would be fun to mix them all and create a big cats&dogs party! If you like this set, hurry to the Simon Says Stamp website and purchase it quickly before it is gone!

See you soon with more inspiration!


Fairy sweet birthday ft Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I have a cute birthday card for you today featuring stamps and dies from Heffy Doodle. I love how the different sets coordinate! I mixed up some older and newer stamps on this adorable design.

I started with stamping and colouring the fairies from Absotooth-ly awesome and from the Party Palooza stamp sets (the latter is deeply discounted, check it out in the Heffy Doodle shop!) I used Copic markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I created a Distress Oxide inked background using Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Oxide inks and an ink blending tool. I added some Tsukinko Shimmer Spritz droplets and also splattered some white acrylic paint all over for a textured look.

Then I used the Silver Lining Cloud border dies and cut it from white and also from silver glitter cardstock. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I love the little silver lining we get in this way!

The sentiment I stamped with pink ink (Gina K Designs) and it is from the Everyday Sentiment Duos set.

I assembled the card and popped up the cake with the two fairies with 3D foam squares. I added Diamond Stickles to the wings of the fairies and the flame of the candles and covered the frosting on the cake with glossy accents. It looks so yummy in real life!

I also scattered a few silver jewels from Studio Katia on the cloud border.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Die cutting) and also to the SSS Wednesday Challenge (Anything goes).

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will be back soon for more inspiration.

See you,


Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday Blog Hop with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited and honored to participate in the Paper Sweeties 7th birthday celebration. They have such cute designs!

Here I paired the Happy Cake Day stamp and die set with some goodies from Pink and Main. Let’s dive in the card details!


I started with stamping the balloons from the Paper Sweeties Happy cake stamp set on Neenah Solar White cardstock and die cut it with an Arch Tag die from Pink and Main. As the original tag would be too short, i made it longer with the partial die cutting technique.

Then I stamped the same balloons on the newly released Sparkle Sheets and fussy cut each balloon from different colours. I paper pieced the bunch of balloons and adhered the pieces with liquid glue.

Then I white heat embossed a couple of small sentiments from the Special Day stamp set on black cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating Sentiment strips dies.

I added some orange ribbon from Paper Sweeties to the tag and popped it up with 3D foam squares on a white card base covered with pretty patterned paper from the Summer Splash paper pad.


For my second card I stamped and coloured the images from the Paper Sweeties Happy Cake Day stamp set and used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

I cut the biggest Stitched rectangle die from white cardstock and also from patterned paper from the Summer Splash paper pad. I cut a small piece of the white one and silver heat embossed my main sentiment on it from the Special Day stamp set. I also stamped a smaller sentiment above it using aqua ink.

I assembled the card, added a thin strip of Silver Sparkle Sheet below the cake stand and used 3D foam squares to pop up the cake.

I decorated it with 7 candles (as Paper Sweeties are turning 7) and added finishing touches: covered the balloons with a clear shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle, used glossy accents on the frosting and decorations of the cake and also on the flames of the candles. And last but not least I added some pretty flower sequins from Paper Sweeties to the bottom and embellished their middles with tiny white pearls.


To celebrate the occasion Pink and Main is generously giving away a $25 Pink and Main surprise package for one lucky commenter. All you need to do is to hop along with us and leave a comment at each designer’s blog to enter the draw. Winner will be announced on the 28th August on the Pink and Main blog. Start hopping at the Paper Sweeties Blog.

Good luck everyone and happy hopping!

See you,


Celebrating you – Pink and Main August Release Sneak Peek

Hello Everyone,

It is sneak peek time at Pink and Main, and I have the pleasure of showcasing a gorgeous new sentiment set called Special Day. It is full of great messages and also has two bigger sentiments in beautiful handwriting to pair them with! Lovely!

I have started with stamping the cute mermaid from the Starfish wishes set, coloured her with Copic markers and cut her out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a stitched rectangle from the new Summer Splash paper pad, and a stitched circle from vellum. On the patterned paper I silver heat embossed the handwritten sentiment. I also die cut a small white banner with the Sentiment strip dies and stamped another sentiment on it with black ink.

When assembling the card, I first popped up the mermaid with 3D foam tape on the vellum circle. Then I added liquid glue drops on the back of the vellum under the mermaid, in this way the adhesive does not show through.

As a finishing touch I added a couple of clear sequins and covered the mermaid tale with Stickles for an ultimate sparkle. I also could not resist emphasizing the bow and little star on the starfish with glossy accents.

I hope you are excited about this month’s release! All new goodies will be available on 20th August!

Until next time, happy crafting!


Birthday succulents – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with a very clean and simple yet cheerful card I made for Pink and Main. We all were in a situation when we needed a quick and easy birthday card and we could not find any in our stash. This card can be pulled together within short time and with changing the colours could be used for guys too.

I started with stamping the succulents from the Succulents stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I chose a notebook patterned paper from the Pen pals paper pad and cut it down to cover an A2 sized note card. I stamped the sentiment with 2 shades of green ink on the bottom of it.

I assembled the card, popped up the succulents with 3D foam squares. I wanted to add something to the top so I die cut a scalloped border from pink cardstock.

As a finishing touch I added a few silver glossy dots and some dots with a white gel pen to the succulents. I also emphasized some details with glossy accents and my card was finished.

I hope you like today’s card and got inspired. Until next time, happy crafting!


Cat and dog lovers’ birthday – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I created 2 adorable birthday cards for today which are perfect for either cat or dog lovers. mixed and matched older and brand new products from the latest release.

First I played with the new Meow and Woof stencils: I applied distress oxide inks through the stencils making sure not to cover the full card panel.

Before removing the stencils I added some Transparent Gloss Texture Paste from Ranger.

For the cat card I used Candied Appple, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed inks, for the dog card I used Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers inks.

I washed the stencils immediately after use and set the backgrounds aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured some images from the Sending Hugs stamp set using Copic markers. I also stamped the balloon from Fabulous Frenchies and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I am still amazed how thoughtful it is that the coordinating dies for the Sending Hugs critters cut around the paws so they can hold anything there!

I die cut some cross stitched circles (MFT dies) from yellow and aqua cardstocks and matted them with a slightly bigger die cut vellum circle (SSS die set).

I arranged the images on the circles and popped up the dog an the kitty with 3D foam squares. I also stamped the sentiments around the images using colourful inks (Gina K Designs).

I added a dark red and blue violet cardstock mat to the dry backgrounds, adhered the focal panels and finished the cards with some sparkle pen dots on the cupcakes and glossy accents on the balloons, ribbon and the heart.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will check back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,


Floral birthday with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a pretty floral birthday card featuring the new Daisy dies from Pink and Main. I am a huge fan of flowers and love to make card with die cuts only. Well, this one has a bit of stamping but it comes together so fast and easy.

First I started with die cutting the Daisy 3 times from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset for a full look. I also die cut 2 leaves from pastel green cardstock and the middle of the flower from yellow cardstock (both layers).

While I was at die cutting, I cut the biggest tag from the Arch tag die set from a green patterned paper (Back to basics paper pad). I also die cut the word Wishes from heavy weight white cardstock.

After assembling the flower and placing every element on the tag, I decided to white heat emboss the rest of the sentiment above the die cut word.

I kept the embellishments to the minimum to allow the pretty daisy to be the star of the card. I added some glitter Nuvo drops to the holes in the middle of the flower and tied a yellow twine around the card on the top.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy birthday card and will try this design yourself. If you vary the sentiments and the colours of the flowers, you can create a bunch of clean and simple cards to add to your stash.

Until next time, happy crafting!