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

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

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is our final day of the Holiday Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs, I hope you enjoyed this big release so far! Our team is featuring today 3 new sets: Prehistoric Christmas and Christmas Pheasant stamp/die sets and the beautiful Heartfelt Holidays stamp set which coordinates with the previously released Heart Frames and Banner Trio die sets.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I stamped and coloured the images from the Prehistoric Christmas set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. The colours I used: Blue Turquoise Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Earth Brown Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Dark Red Blend, Alpine Green Blend, Purple Blend, Hydrangea Blend. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I die cut 3 blue and 3 white circles with a die from Circle Frames. I used a Land Border die to cut the sowbanks from the white circles and layered them on the blue ones before adhering the dinos.

I white heat embossed a coordinating sentiment on black stitched banners (Banner Trio die set) for each dino and adhered everything to an A2 sized notecard which I previously covered with patterned paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer and glossy accents, and I emphasized the eyes with a black gel pen.

CARD 2

For my second card I also started with colouring the main image from Christmas Pheasant. This time I used my regular Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BT9, BT7, BT5, TN8, TN7, BO3, GY2, DR5, DR3, DR1. I cut it out with the coodinating die.

I used the Circle Frames die set to cut a scalloped circle from cream cardstock and a stitched one from teal. On the cream one I splattered gold and black pearlescent watercolours from Finetec, added a vellum circle under it before adhering it to the teal circle.

I gold heat embossed a sentiment on a smaller circle and after arranging the bird and presents, I popped it up too with 3D foam squares.

The background I created with the Plaid stencil: the first layer is made with teal ink, the second layer is gold heat embossed. I cut it down with the postage edge die from Frameworks. As a finishing touch I used a ton of clear shimmer and glossy accents.

CARD 3

For my last card I simply stamped the Heartfelt Holiday image on Bristol Smooth cardstock with green hybrid (Scrapbook.com) and then with Versamark, so I could heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. This is an easy trick to get a raised and shine outline. Then I used a couple of Karin Brushmarkers to quickly watercolour the leaves and berries.

When it was dry, I cut it out with the scalloped heart die from Heart Frames and matted it with a red stitched heart.

I covered an A2 sized card base with a pretty plaid patterned paper from Meowy Christmas paper pad and adhered the focal panel. I clear heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a green banner (Banner Trio dies) and popped it up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the berries.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Prehistoric Christmas” or the “Heartfelt Holidays” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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 enjoyed this week’s projects and you are inspired to get cracking on your Holiday cards & crafts. It is time for preparing your shopping list as all new products will be available tomorrow!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Holiday Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs! We have awesome things to share today: Holiday Home and Christmas Cactus stamp/die sets. Both of them so unique!

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Holiday Home stamp set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. The colours I used are the following: Yellow Green Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Dark Red Blend, Earth Brown Shades, Earth Brown Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Red Brown Blend, True Blue Blend. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I prepared the background for my witer scene: I die cut the Slimline Frames and Portholes scalloped rectangle die from white cardstock and used the Hills & Grass stencil to create snowbanks on the bottom half. I used only the residues on my light blue blender brush, I did not ink it up. On the upper half I blended Prize Ribbon and alty Ocean Distress Oxide inks and added some water splatters.

I made sure the ink was dry before I white heat embossed a pretty sentiment on the sky. I also added some sparkly white snowflakes.

I adhered the images, some I popped up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

CARD 2

I silver heat embossed the Christmas Cactus stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock twice and used my Karin Brush markers to quickly paint them. I used only one green ad one pink shades and moved the ink with a waterbrush. So relaxing and easy! When it was dry I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I die cut a large stitched circle with the Circle frames die set from white cardstock and silver heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom. I arranged the 2 cacti above it, but I wanted to give it a green frame. As I could not find the matching cardstock, I created my own: I die cut a bigger white circle (Pink and Main die set) and used the same green brush marker to colour the edges of it. This way it will perfectly match the coloured images.

For the background I did a quick inkblending with Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I added some black and white acrylic paint splatters and spritzed the panel gently with water too. When it was dry I used the Music stencil with Rina K Designs Poppin’ Pink Neon Glitz glitter gel from Thermoweb. Wow, what a pretty colour, and so sparkly! When it was dry, I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape and my card was all done!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Holiday Home” or the “Christmas Cactus” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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 enjoyed today’s projects and will pop in again tomorrow for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Halloween Inspiration Week – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

I have a cute home decor instead of a card this time. The size is 5,25*7,25 inches without the frame.

As always I started with stamping the dogs and candies from the Happy Howl-oween set on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink. Then I clear heat embossed them all and coloured them with Karin Brush markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the background I used some Altenew watercolours on Arches Watercolour paper. Just a light wash of purple and blues. I dried it with my heat tool before adding the clouds with the Cloudy sky stencil and white texture paste.

While the clouds were drying, I did all the die cutting: Fence from woodgrai cardstock, grass with the Land border dies from black cardstock. I also die cut the letters to spell out Happy Halloween using the Essential Alphabet dies. And I found the perfect bats in the Halloween Trio die set, I cut a bunch from black glitter cardstock.

I assembled the scene, popped up the dogs with 3D foam squares and used a silver metallic brush pen on the candies and hat to add some metallic shine.

I wish you enjoyed my Halloween inspiration today and will check out all the Halloween goodies from Newton’s Nook Designs. They are all so cute!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sympathy card – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today it is my turn over the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I tackled a challenge: sympathy cards are the most difficult ones for me but unfortunately I needed one for a friend. I created this delicate design pairing the Dainty Daisy stamp with the Hardwood stencil.

First I stamped the daisies with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I repeated the process so I ended up with two bouquets. I used Karin Brush markers to add colour and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Next I created the background: on another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied a light grey ink through the Hardwood stencil. I faded it out towards the edges which means I used a super light hand. I used blending brushes because I find it the easiest method to add a light layer of ink. After removing the stencil I added some black splatters to the whole panel.

I die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks out of black cardstock and also a black banner using the Banner Trio die set. On the latter I white heat embossed the sentiment from Heartfelt Essentials.

I assembled the card, popped up the daisies and the banner with 3D foam squares. As embellishments I stamped a few black butterflies from the Monarch stamp set and used glossy accent on the flower centres. I also added a few drops of glossy accents on the stenciled background for dimension.

This design can work well for any occasions if you change up the colours and the sentiment. I hope you enjoyed today’s card idea and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Royal-tea – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As my favourite event, the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing, I thought I will make a tea-themed card which is perfect for any celebration. I combined Oh Crumbs, Wanna build a snowman and Who let the dogs out with a few Heffy cuts dies. Let me lead you through the process.

First I stamped the images on Bristol Smooth cardstock with a brown hybrid ink and then I used Versamark ink to stamp on top of them. I used my Misti for this to make sure I can stamp back again without shifting the images. Then I clear heat embossed them and painted them with my Karin Brush Markers. I love the vibrancy of these watercolour markers! I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

To set the scene I first created the background by blending Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock, spritzed it with water and also added some diluted Salty Ocean and black splatters. When it was dry I cut the panel down to be slightly smaller than an A2 card front and used the Silver Lining Cloud border die to get some in-laid texture.

I also die cut a Grassy Lass border die from green cardstock and added some shading with blending in some Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide from the top of it. I added green and black splatters to match the style of the sky.

While I was at die cutting I cut the Gate die several times from white cardstock and its accessories from gold sparkle cardstock. I assembled the scene and popped up the corgis with 3D foam tape.

The sentiment is from the Oh Crumbs stamp set, white heat embossed on thin black cardstock strips. As the scene is almost done, it was time for the finishing touches: I used glossy accent on the noses, crown and some other little parts to give them a shiny raised look.

I will link this card up to the following challenges: Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Hello Spring)

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy Bee-day – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. For this cheerful slimline birthday card I chose to combine a few of my favourite Heffy Doodle stamp sets: Big Bug Hugs, Gnome Matter What and Hootiful. I also created my own stencil, let me show you how.

First I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black ink: the bugs from Big Bug Hugs, the branch from Hootiful and the big mushroom from Gnome Matter What. I clear heat embossed them and painted them with Karin Brushmarkers. I love how vivid the colors are. On the wings I used a clear shimmer pen to move the ink, in this way I got the subtle sparkle instantly. When they were dry I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Then I used the Stitched Slimline Trio die set to create my own stencil: from a piece of white cardstock I cut the smallest rectangle and the window die using Heffy Memo Tape to hold them together. Then I die cut another small slim rectangle from Neenah Solar White Cardstock and adhered the homemade stencil temporarily using the Memo Tape. I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink through the windows and before removing the stencil I added diluted blue and black ink and also some white splatters. I like to add texture with this technique.

After removing the stencil I stamped the sentiments in black and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. 

I used the other 2 slimline dies from the Stitched Slimline Trio set to create mats: a light blue and a darker one to create contrast. I adhered them on a slimline cardbase measuring 3,5*8,5 inches and finished it off with a few blue star sequins.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Release reveals and we continue the winter theme with another round set: Snowman Roundabout stamp set. It is so cute and could work so well for kids’ crafts as well! I plan to colour these with my son too who is not as crafty as my daughter. All the new products will be available on 20/11.

As all roundabout sets this one also coordinates well with the previously released Circle Frames and Banner Trio dies.

I started with silver heat embossing the snowman stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock and cut it out with a Circle Frames die. I used my Karin Brush markers for a quick watercolouring: I didn’t add any shading to the snowmen to show you how nice it looks with just a touch of colour!

For the background I chose a purple patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs and used 3D foam tape to pop up the focal panel.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a purple banner (Banner Trio) and added a very thin strip blue violet cardstock under it before attaching it to the embossed snowmen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Snowman Roundabout” 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 November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the third day of the winter release and you will pop in again tomorrow for the last day of the reveals!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is always bittersweet when we reach the final day of the release reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs but I deeply wish you enjoyed the week with us. We have two more stamps to show you today: Holiday Post (which also has coordinating dies) and Christmas Roundabout which matches perfectly the previously released Circle Frames die set.

All new products will be available on 23rd Oct, 2020!

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the image from Holiday Post Kitten Christmas on white cardstock and coloured them with Arteza coloured pencils. . I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

To set a winter scene I cut some patterned paper (MFT) down with the rounded rectangle die from Frames and Flags. I also cut a white one and made it a snowbank with a Land border die. I popped up the die cut image on it using 3D foam squares an gave the panel a thin white mat.

I thought that the postage stamp rectangle die from Frameworks would match perfectly the theme so I cut it from green cardstock and adhered it to another piece of patterned paper. A lot of layers, just the way I love it!

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a purple banner (Frames an Flags die set) and adhered it to the top of the focal panel. I embellished it with a couple of enamel hearts from Doodlebug.

I finished it off with glossy accents and some stickles for a sparkling snow effect. I also added clear shimmer to the scarves and hats.

CARD 2

I love the Roundabout stamps and the new Christmas Roundabout is so playful. I black heat embossed it and painted it with Karin Brush markers.

When it was dry I die cut it with a circle die and gave it a slightly bigger green mat and another one from gold metallic cardstock.

For the background I chose a gold foiled patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and stamped a sentiment dierctly on it.

So simple yet still has a lot of shine and festivity.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Holiday Post”  Stamp Set or the “Christmas Roundabout” 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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this week full of amazing new products. It is time to make your shopping lists ready as all these new goodies will be available tomorrow!

See you soon,

Zsofi