Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 3

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Day 3 of the January Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Design! Hoot hoot! Today we are showcasing the adorable Love Owl-ways stamps and dies. Aren’t they so cute?

I started with stamping and colouring all the images in the stamp set with Copic markers. I wanted a bit greyish tone so instead of the E-s i used Warm Greys. I must admit, i love the result. When i was done, i used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I love the rounded edges the dies give!

As i wanted to use as many owls as possible on one A2 card, i CASE-d one of my older cards. I masked off stripes on an A2 sized rectangle and applied Distress inks in red-pink tones (Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick). I made it a bit ombre effect, keeping the colours darker where i planned to adhere the owls.

When the stripes dried, i removed the masks an ran the panel through my die cutting machine with a stitched rectangle die. I also chose 3 sentiments from the stamp set and stamped them using Picked Raspberry distress inks. These inks were not meant for stamping but with a stamp positioner i always get good results.

After adhering the background to a Fog cardstock and mounting it on a top folding white notecard, i popped up the owls with 3D foam squares. A bit of clear shimmer, a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents to emphasize some details finished off this cute card.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Love Owl-ways” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this 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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th. 

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 –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Thank you so much for popping in today and I hope you check back tomorrow for more cuteness! And don’t forget, the new release is going to be available on Friday, 18th January!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the January Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and today is all about coffee 😀 I must admit I am addicted to coffee, cannot start the day without 1 or rather 2. But look at all these cups:

For my project I stamped the image with Versamark ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed it with black detailed embossing powder. I usually shy away from using black powders, I rather stamp with Versafine Onyx black ink and use clear embossing powder, but I wanted to be brave this time 🙂 I used an anti-static powder bag generously before stamping and it made the embossing perfect.

Then I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to add colour. I wanted a very colourful card, which can cheer anyone up on a dull winter day. I used a waterbrush to give the watercolour feel.

When it was all dry, I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set. I also cut a banner with another die from the set from black cardstock and white heat embossed a sentiment on it. Then I placed it on the painted panel to see where it would go and die cut the edge with the scalloped die.

I gave the panel a black mat and adhered it to a striped background paper. Surprise but I did not use any embellishments, the colours of this cheerful scenes were enough to make it complete.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Caffeinated cats” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this 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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th. 

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 –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Thank you so much for popping in today and I hope you check back tomorrow for another cute set! And dont forget, the new release is going to be available on Friday, 18th January!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to share with you my projects for Day 1 of the January Release at Newton’s Nook Designs! Planner addicts will go crazy about today’s reveals i am sure:

Even though these sets were designed for planners, i would like to show you how you can use these cute stamps on cards.

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My first project shows one sketch for different occasions. The first card i actually made for myself as by May i really want to lose weight. I need to motivate myself to start going to the gym 🙂 I stamped and coloured the 2 excercising kitties from the Newton makes plans stamp set using Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also die cut the phrase “you can do it!” using the Essential alphabet set from heavy weight white cardstock. I used the Frames and flags die set to cut a stitched rounded rectangle from Audrey Blue cardstock (Simon Says Stamp) and adhered the die cut letters and the kitties.

I cut a strip of light green cardstock and a white rectangle mat for the focal panel. I adhered it all to a pretty patterned paper (Lawn Fawn).

My second card is done in a similar way, just horizontal and it follows a birthday theme. I changed up the colours a bit and used celebrating kitties from the new planner set. Aren’t they the cutest ever?

I embellished both cards with some glitter sprinkles from Doodlebug designs.

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My second project has also a birthday theme, but with more masculine colours.

I die cut the same rounded stitched rectangle die from white and from blue violet cardstocks (Simon Says Stamp). On the white one I stamped the checklist and filled with words from the planner set. I used Simon Says Stamp coloured inks: Mint candy, Slate and Blue Violet.

On the bottom I stamped 2 kitties fitting the movie theme and quickly coloured them with Copics.

I added a die cut sentiment on the top of the stamped panel using the Holiday Greetings die set. I stacked 3 layers together for a dimensional look. In the end i decided to stamp 2 little flags around it using Blue Violet ink. then I assembled the card on a matching patterned paper and adhered it to a white top folding card base.

On all my cards I used a bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

Giveaway

Would you like to win the “Newton Makes Plans” or the “It’s a Plan” 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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th. 

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 –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will pop in tomorrow for more fun! If you love coffee, don’t miss it! 😉 By the way, all new products will be available on Friday, 18th January!

See you,

Zsofi

Kitties in the snow – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my dears,

How is the weather at your place? It is really getting cold in Budapest, today is was below zero and it started to snow heavily. I am not a winter person, but i do like to play with my kids in the snow – if i can have a hot bath after or at least a hot tea to warm up 🙂

Today i am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with these cute kitties playing in the snow. Fits the weather perfectly.

I stamped and coloured the kitties from the Newton’s Holiday Mischief and Newton’s curious Christmas. I used Copic markers and then cut them out with their coordinating dies. While i was at it, i also die cut a stitched rectangle from patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) and also from white cardstock. From the latter i created a snowbank with the Land Borders die.

It took me some time to find the perfect sentiment, but it was worth the effort. The Fireside friends is a cute smaller stamp set and had the sentiment i was looking for. I used black ink to stamp it on the snowbank.

After assembling the card and popping up the images with 3D foam squares, i decided to add a postage stamp mat to the scene. I used the die from the Frameworks die set (my most used die set i guess) and cut the mat from metallic red cardstock. I adhered the whole scene to a kraft card base.

The last step was finishing touches and embellishments. I added a bit of clear shimmer to the scarves and used a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses. A drop of glossy accent on the carrot and i also added mini black buttons to the snowman! I love how perfectly it fits!

I hope you liked my card and you will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Last minute holiday crafting with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with a pretty card which is perfect for last minute holiday crafting. I am so behind with my Christmas cards and I really needed a design which is easy to mass produce. So I came up with this:

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I stamped and silver heat embossed a bunch of poinsettia images from the gorgeous Poinsettia Blooms stamp set. I used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to add a touch of colour and used a clear shimmer pen to move it around. In this way I needed only on shade of each colour and still get the effect of a professionally coloured flower 🙂 I could also vary the colours I used, so even if the design was the same I did not get bored with it.

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When they were all dry, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also die cut the rounded rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set from a thick white cardstock. I used the sentiments from the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set but you can easily add variation by choosing sentiments from other sets too. I silver heat embossed them on the bottom of the rectangles.

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I used 3D foam squares to add the flowers, 3 on each panel. Then I added a matching thin mat and mounted it on a white card base which I previously covered with some sparkly wrapping paper. I like to recycle my wrapping papers if they are pretty!

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I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Warm Winter Wishes) an Wednesday Challenge (Wrap it up).

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Deck the halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to be part of the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop this year! I love Newton’s Nook Designs’ products and they have so many holiday themed ones! It is hard to choose, so i decided to use and older set which is new to me: Winston’s Home for Christmas.

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For the holidays when i give a present, i love to have a card and a matching tag to put on the wrapped present. When i designed my card, I made sure the design allows me to create a matching tag too.

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I started with a piece of Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock, which i die cut with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frameworks die set and another piece with Fancy Edges tag die. I wanted to do some watercolouring which is totally out of my comfort zone 🙂

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I stamped Winston and a matching sentiment on each panels using a waterproof black ink (my favourite is the Gina K Designs Amalgam ink). The sentiment on the tag is from the gorgeous Sentiments of the Season stamp set.

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I used Altenew watercolours and a waterbrush to colour the images. It looks so dreamy after it got dry, even if i am at the very beginning of my watercolouring journey.

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For the card i trimmed a dark red cardstock slightly larger than the scalloped rectangle and mounted it on a pretty patterned paper piece (Doodlebug Milk and Cookies) with 3D foam tape. For the tag i used the same patterned paper and red cardstock to embellish it. I am so happy that the Fancy Edges Tag die set has all sorts of dies to customize your tags. I added a bit of green too to make it really fancy. A piece of chunk red/white twine finished it off. 

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I hope you got inspired to make your own Christmas cards with matching tags. And to step out of your comfort zones to have some extra fun!

 Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 

Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2×3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.

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Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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, December 9th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Keeway Tsao

Alix Davis

Katie Gehring

Caly Person

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar (you are here)

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Happy hopping and see you soon!
Zsofi

Hot chocolate kind of day!

Hello Everyone,

Iam popping in with a cute snowman card which i made for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter.

As Newton’s Nook Designs is a Super Sponsor of this event, i wanted to use this adorable little snowman from the NND Frozen Friends stamp set.

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I stamped and coloured the snowman with the mug using Copics and fussy cut the image. I used a black marker to run around the edges and make any kind of imperfection disappear. Then i due cut the scalloped frame from the Frameworks die set several times: a couple from white cardstock and one from dark red. I layered them on top of each other for a chipboard look. 

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On one of the inner pieces i did some Distress Oxide ink blending using Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass inks. I added some white paint splatters to imitate snowfall. It is a quick and easy way to add an extra touch to your cards. When it was all dry, i stamped the sentiment from the Cup of Cocoa stamp set.

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I used the Landscape border dies to cut a snowy hill from white glitter cardstock and assembled the little scene on a piece of patterned paper from the Doodlebug Milk and Cookies collection. I gae it a light blue mat and adhered it to a white card base. As a finishing touch i used my clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the cap and scarf, some glossy accent to the nose and mug and a black glaze pen on the snowman’s eyes.

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I will link this project up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

Hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration!

See you soon,

Zsofi