Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – BLOG HOP

Hello Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the last few days when we revealed the fabulous July release at Newton’s Nook Designs. All the new stencils, stamps and dies are available already in their online store and they have an anniversary sale too this weekend.

Today we have a special Blog Hop with fantastic giveaways, so make sure you read through till the end. For this special occasion I created a fun interactive summer card.

First I stamped and coloured the surfing kitty from Newton’s Perfect wave. I used Copic markers to add colour and die cut it with the coordinating die. I cut an extra piece from a scrap cardstock to make the image sturdier.

I also stamped the little fish from Scuba Newton, coloured them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. While I was already die cutting I cut the polaroid frames (Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Again) 3 times from white cardstock and adhered them together.

On the inner pieces I created my little scenes with Distress Oxide inks. On the bigger one I sponged Tumbled Glass on the top for the sky and Mermaid Lagoon through the Splashes &Waves stencil. On the smaller one I used Mermaid Lagoon and added waves with Blueprint Sketch through the Clouds stencil turning it upside down.

For the background I chose a yellow patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and assembled the card. I stamped a sentiment on the bigger frame with black ink.

Then I adhered the fish with liquid glue, embellished them with glossy accents and added a few Chunky Confetti glitter from Studio Katia to look like bubbles.

Newton I popped up with a mini action wobble so he looks like trying to find his balance on the waves 🙂 So fun!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 6 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 6 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win: comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 21 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 22 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked my funny wobbling kitty card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Super-sized hugs – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with a little sneak peek at the cute Super-sized stamp and die set from the fabulous July Release at Pink and Main – available on 20th July!

I love food themed sets and this one is super cute as you can stamp the funny faces on each. I stamped them all on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Tombow markers to add colour. Then I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also die cut a Stitched star from green cardstock and one from heavy weight vellum and used tiny drops of liquid glue at the stitch lines to adhere them together. In this way the glue doesn’t show through.

For the background of my card I chose a green gingham from the Something Whimsy paper pad and cut it down to cover the full front of an A2 sized card.

After heat embossing a sentiment with white embossing powder on a thin strip of black cardstock I arranged the die cut images and popped them up with 3D foam squares. The sentiment banner as well.

As a finishing touch I added some google eyes and glossy accents to the straw, mustard, tomato and the front of the french fries box. I added some white gel pen details and scattered some clear sequins all around.

I wish you like today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more! Until then, get your shopping list ready and happy crafting!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the July release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, and we continue the water fun! Newton’s Perfect wave has the most adorable surfing kitties (it is oh so lovely to colour by the way) and Scuba Newton is a fun smaller underwater set. Both have coordinating dies and will be available on 19/07!

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As soon as I saw the surfing kitties I was lost! I fell in love immediately, so i stamped them and coloured them all with my Copic markers even though I had a plan to use only one of the images on my card. It is so relaxing to just sit and colour! I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

For the background I wanted a flat scenery, which is so easy with the new scene builder edge stencils.

I started with the sandy beach using Antique Linen and bit of Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide inks with the Hills&Grass stencil.

Then I created the water with the Waves&Splashes stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide. I did not mask the bottom, I was just careful when I was close to the sand border. Finally I used the already released Sunscape stencil for the sun rays with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide. I used a very light hand not to make it too strong and faded out towards the edges.

I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set and stamped a sentiment in the middle of the sun with black ink. Before popping up Newton with 3D foam squares, I used my clear shimmer pen to go through the waves. As the ink is water reactive, it moved the ink and I got a very interesting textured look!

I adhered the panel to a top folding kraft notecard and added some dots to the sand with my brown Copic markers and a white gel pen. A bit of glossy accents on the surf board and on the swimming pants of the kitty finished it off.

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For the diving kitty I designed a fun window card.

After stamping and colouring the kitty and a bunch of the fish and plants, I die cut everything with their coordinating dies. Then I started to create the window on my front panel.

I took a navy blue A2 sized cardstock and a white top folding notecard. I temporarily adhered them together and ran them through my die cutting machine with a circle die. Don’t worry if it does not cut through all the way the 2 cardstocks, it leaves enough impression to place it back on the bottom one and cut again exactly at the same place. When it was done, I white heat embossed a sentiment on the navy one.

I recycled the lovely twine NND is using when they send out their packages and tied an infinity knot. I used this tutorial. I adhered the ends of the twine to the back part of my navy panel and I sandwiched acetate in between the layers before glueing them together. At last I adhered a porthole frame (Lawn Fawn die) on the outer edge.

Then I moved to the inside of the card. Using the Clouds stencils upside down with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink, I got the perfect waves. For the sand I used again the Hills&grass stencil and Antique Linen Distress Oxide.

I adhered all the die cut images with liquid glue and added a bit of glossy accents to the goggles, the bottle and the corals.

I also scattered a few Chunky Confetti glitter from Studio Katia to look like bubbles. It is an easy way to add a bit of a bling but keep the card flat.

I also decided to stamp another sentiment on the sand with black ink, it looks so complete this way. And because I am a maximalist I adhered another porthole frame on the inside of the window panel to cover up the die cut edges 🙂

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  â€” winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar â€“> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveal and you will come back tomorrow for a bunch of more fun! See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 1

Hello Crafty friends,

I am so excited to share with you the new release reveals for Newton’s Nook Designs. Day 1 is all about cats, we are showcasing Catitude, a lovely new stamp set, a shaker die set and a fabulous new stencil! YAY! How unique is that???

All new products will be available on Friday, 14/06! And here is my first card:

I started with some ink blending with Distress Oxides on a top folding white note card. I used Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade. After the ink blending I laid the stencil over the card base an went back with the same inks to get a tone on tone stenciled look.

For the shaker part I die cut the paw print base from pale yellow cardstock, and clear acetate (for the window). The paw print part I cut from thick self-adhesive craft foam and red cardstock.

I stamped my favourite sentiment from the Catitude stamp set with black ink on the yellow paw print base and adhered the craft foam to it. I adhered a few yellow jewels on the base and filled each little window with gold tiny beads. I carefully removed the backing of the foam and adhered the acetate. On top of it I glued the red die cut too. As I did not want the white foam to show from the side, I used a red Copic marker to add colour.

Using the Frames and flags die set, I die cut a dark red banner and adhered a black and an orange Meow die cut tiny offset for the shadow effect. I also stamped a fishbone in black and finished the card. I love the sound of the tiny beeds when shaking! So cool!

For my second card, I stenciled very lightly on a white card base some Fog ink. I die cut two hearts from the Darling hearts die set: a red and a light grey one. On the red I stamped a sentiment from the Catitude stamp set. I adhered the hearts tiny offset.

I due cut a bunch of the cat heads from the Paw Print shaker die set from black cardstock and popped them up on the card using thin 3D foam tape. I also die cut the little paw prints from glitter white cardstock and the Meow die from silver metallic cardstock.

After adhering everything in place, I added tiny google eyes to the cats and a teenie weenie red jewel for the nose. Isn’t it cute?

Here are some close ups:

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Cat-itude” 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Hope you enjoyed the first day’s hopping and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Halloween Card Series 2018 – Day 6

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Hello Everyone,

I am back with the 6th Halloween card in a raw…I hope you enjoy my series and getting in the mood for Halloween.

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Today I want to show you cute shaker card made with Pretty Pink Posh stamps and dies.

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As always I stamped and coloured the images from the PPP Halloween Pals stamp set first, then cut them out with their coordinating dies. I die cut a stitched rectangle from black cardstock and then I ran it through the Big Shot with PPP Stitched Pieces die. I die cut another stitched rectangle from light green cardstock as the backing for my shaker.

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I temporarily placed the black frame on top of the green rectangle to see where I should stamp the sentiment. After stamping it in black, I added a piece of acetate to the back of the frame, and used Darice thin 3D foam strips to create the shaker.

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I filled it with a sequin mix from Lucy’s Little Things (that is the only Halloween mix I own, what a shame!) Then I removed carefully the backing of the foam strips and adhered the backing.

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I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Doodlebug Booville paper pad to cover an A2 sized card and adhered the shaker to it. I added the cute images around, added some white gel pen details, covered their hats with Tonic Aqua shimmer pen and used glossy accents to emphasize some parts of the images.

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I will link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  and Wednesday Challenge (Halloween/Spooky).

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will come back tomorrow for something new!

See you,

Zsofi

 

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2

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Hello Everyone,

I hope you have enjoyed yesterday’s reveals of the Holiday Release from Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we have even more fun for you, 2 extremely cute stamp sets with their coordinating dies:

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All the new products will be available on 19/10/2018 at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store an other craft suppliers too.

CAROLING NEWTON

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For my card I created the background first by sponging Peacock Feathers Distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I made it lighter toward the bottom to have an ombre effect. Then I placed the new Music stencil over the panel and sponged more Peacock Feathers ink over it to get a textured, tone-on-tone background. hen it was dry, I die cut it with the postage stamp die from the Frameworks die set.

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I stamped and coloured the singing kitties and mice on Copic friendly white cardstock, coloured them with alcohol markers an die cut them with their coordinating dies. To set the scene I also die cut a piece of white glitter paper with the postage stamp die to give the impression of snow.

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I adhered the carolling critters on the snowy background using 3D foam squares. The sentiment is a die cut from red glitter cardstock, I used the Holiday greetings die set. 

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As a finishing touch I added a bit of clear shimmer to the caps and scarves, emphasized some details with glossy accents and made the caps fluffy with a Marvy Snow Marker (I added a bit of liquid carefully and heated it with a heat gun until it puffed up).

THE NUTCRACKER SQUEAK

My daughter is 7 years old and she loves cartoons. One of her favourites is the Barbie version of the Nutcracker story. I was smiling when I saw this stamp/die set as I knew I wanted to make a special shadow box card for her with it. For the technical part of how to make a shadow box card, I advise you to watch Jennifer McGuire’s tutorial.

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I stamped, coloured and die cut all the images from The Nutcracker Squeak set, I used Copics to add colour. Then I made my shadow box card using white card stock. For the inside I die cut a stitched rectangle from some aqua patterned paper and die cut some pine trees from white cardstock using the Forest Scene builder set. I quickly added colour to them with my Copics, making sure to leave some white edges to have the illusion of snow on the trees. I also stamped a sentiment from the Sentiments of the Season stamp set.

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I used the Land Border dies to cut a stitched slope from white glitter cardstock and adhered it to the background. I popped up my mice with thin foam squares on this. Then I added the little mouse girl and the trumpet on the second layer of my shadow box, finally I finished building the dimensional scene with the present and the drum being on the top layer.

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I used my usual tricks to make the images even cuter: glossy accents, clear shimmer on the clothes, a black glaze pen on the eyes and white gel pen dots on the cheeks. I love that it looks like a little theatre scene!

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The front of the card I kept simple. I had a stitched rectangle cut from the same patterned paper I used inside, matted with metallic red cardstock. I created a snow globe using the Snow Globe Shaker die set and specialty cardstocks.

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I adhered it all flat and placed the ballerina mouse in the middle. I added a white embossed sentiment (from a new sentiment set which you will see in details soon) and a few snowflake sequins embellished with iridescent jewels.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Nutcracker Squeak” or the “Caroling Newton”  Stamp Sets? 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 October 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar 

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like today’s inspiration and are excited about the new sets. Make sure to pop in tomorrow again for more fun product reveals! There is still plenty of cuteness coming!

See you,

Zsofi

Mermaid shaker ft. Lawn Fawn – Under the sea Card Series #1

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Under the sea Card Series! My first card is an underwater shaker inspired by 2 challenges: the Lawnfawnatics #34 My favourite place and the first card challenge at Pink and Paper (underwater shaker).

Here is what I came up with:

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I started with stamping and colouring a bunch of images from different Lawn Fawn sets (Year 6, Gleeful gardens, Elphie Selphie, Mermaid for you and Critters in the sea). I used Copics for colouring and the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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Then I created an alcohol inked background with a felt applicator and blending solution. I love these blue-aqua colours so much! I also made a yellowish piece which I die cut with a Stitched hillside border die to be the sand.

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When assembling the scene, I adhered some of the images inside the shaker and I left some for outside to make sure thy are not covered when shaking. I also made the dolphin move by attaching it to the background with a very thin thread. It shakes inside but not too much, so it will not get lost in the bottom of the card.

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The shaker part is a white stitched rectangle frame with a piece of acetate adhered to it. I stamped the sentiment with black Staz-on ink on  the acetate itself. I put thin strips of foam tape around the frame and filled it with clear sequins, seed beads, silver hexagon sequins (Honey Bee Stamps) and chunky glitter confetti (Studio Katia). Before closing the shaker I also glued some of the hexagon sequins to the background to ensure that not all falls down to the bottom when the card is standing.

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When the shaker was sealed, I adhered the rest of the images on the acetate, added some Tonic Aqua Shimmer to the seashell and the balloon and covered them with glossy accent. I made a little video for you to see the shaking (I am sorry that it is poor quality, I will work on that for the next time)

 

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics #34 Challenge and to the Pink and Paper Card Challenge too.

I hope you like my card and will come back tomorrow for more underwater inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi