Have a surf day! – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am on my well deserved holidays with my kids but I wanted to pop in with this fun card to wish you all a “surf” day. I used stamps/dies and stencils from the latest release of Newton’s Nook Designs.

First I stamped and coloured the car from the Beach Bound stamp set with Illustrator markers. I used scissors to cut it out and used a black Memento marker to run around the edges to correct imperfections.

Then I took a piece of white cardstock and stenciled 2 palm trees on it using the Palm Tree Line stencil set. It was very easy to stencil only two trees using a small blending brush. I used Distress Oxide inks but any inks can work. When it was done I used a die from the Circle Frames die set to cut it out and matted it with a slightly bigger green circle which I cut with a die set from Pink ad Main.

I stamped a sentiment from the Beach Bound set on the bottom of the scene, popped up the card with 3D foam squares ad embellished the trees with brown jewels which look like coconut.

For the background I used a pretty paper from the Summertime paper pad, added a green mat to it before adhering it to a kraft card base. I love the layered look. I used a little clear shimmer on the surf board and glossy accents on some parts of the card to make it fancy.

I wish you like my card and will pop in again soon for more. I will share a lot of summer cards after I am back from my holidays.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Aloha – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am going on holiday in a few days and even though it is “just” our favorite hotel in Hungary, not a tropical beach, I am totally in vacation mood already which affects my cardmaking too. This little note is for all of you, who read me regularly, thank you so much for being part of my crafty journey. The stamps, dies and stencil I used on this card are all from Newton’s Nook Designs.

First I created the background using the Retro Sun & Palms stencil and Distress Oxide inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Saltwater Taffy. Then I used the second layer of the stencil with Gina K Glitz Glitter gel in black. I set it aside to dry until I worked on the rest of the card.

I stamped and coloured the kitty from Aloha Newton using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: TN8, T7, TN5, EB3, EB2, GB3, GB1, FS7, MG3, MG1, MG05, LY2. I cut it out with its coordinating die.

While I was die cutting I cut a piece of kraft cardstock with a Land border die and used a Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber on the top of it. I poured Hero Arts Sand embossing powder on it and heated it with my heat gun. I added some more drops of the powder and melted it again until I was satisfied with the sandy look.

I also die cut the Aloha sentiment from sparkle cardstock and once from black to create a shadow. I assembled the card and stamped the rest of the sentiment under the die cut word from the Tropical Fringe stamp set.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accent on the guitar and a black glaze pen on the nose of the cat.

I wish you liked my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is always bittersweet when we reach the last day of release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! The June release is full of adorable and very summery sets, I hope you enjoyed what you have seen so far. Newton lovers, this is your day: our favourite kitty is going to fly a kite! The Newton’s kite stamp set comes with coordinating dies too, as always.

All products will be available on 17/06/2022!

For my card I stamped and coloured the image using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are: EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, RB05, GB4, CT4, CT2, JG6, JG4, JG2, FS7. I cut it out with the coordinating die.

I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from Bristol Smooth cardstock using the Frames and Flags die set. I masked off the edges with Purple tape and did a light ink blending for the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I also added grass with the Hills and Grass stencil and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink.

I needed a sun and clouds for my scene so I grabbed the Sky scene builder die set and die cut the elements from coloured cardstock and thick vellum. For the background I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Summertime paper pad and cut it with a Frameworks die.

After assembling the card I popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiment under the clouds.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen for the sun and kite and added some highlights with a white gel pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Kite” 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)! Thewinner 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 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday June 17th. 

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

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the new release reveals and you will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the summer release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! No worries, we have more cuteness for you! Today we are showcasing the super fun Dog Park stamp/die set.

All products will be available on 17/06/2022!

For my card I stamped and coloured the dog and accessories from the set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG10, BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, FS7, GB4, CT4, CT1, BT7, BT5, BT2. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I die cut a scalloped rectangle using the Frameworks die set, masked off the edges with Purple tape and used the Sunscape stencil with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink to create the background. I stamped the sentiment on the sun using black ink.

Then I die cut a little piece of grey cardstock with the Land border die, added some shading with Black Sooth Distress Oxide ink and some diluted ink splatters for a textured look. When it was dry, I stamped another sentiment on the right side of the pavement.

I assembled the scene, gave it a yellow mat and mounted it on a cheerful patterned paper from the new Summertime paper pad. I used 3D foam squares to attach the dog and the frisbee.

As a finishing touch I used little golden stars to make the sunrays shine and glossy accents on the dog’s accessories. I also emphasized the eyes and nose with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Dog Park” 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 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday June 17th. 

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

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoy the new release reveals and you will pop in again tomorrow for the last day of the fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of the June Release reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs. We have a great new Oval set to feature: Flamingo Oval. It coordinates perfectly with the previously released Oval Frames die set.

All products will be available on 17/06/2022!

For my card I stamped and coloured the image with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: AG5, AG3, AG1, AG05, JG7, JG5, CG3, CG2, CG1, PP5, PP4, PP2, GB4, CT4, CT2, CT1, CT05, BG10, BG8. I used scissors to cut the image out and used a black Memento marker on the edges to cover up any imperfections.

I also die cut a scalloped oval with the Oval Frames die set from pink cardstock ad a green thought bubble with the Speech Bubbles die set. I stamped the sentiment on this one and popped it up with 3D foam squares in the middle of the oval.

Then I worked on the background: on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I did some ink blending with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of diluted paint and ink splatters and let it dry completely.

I wanted to try something new, so I used the Tropical Leaves stencil over the background with Thermoweb Transfer Gel. I set it aside to dry (I left it for a day) and used Green Flock sheets with my Minc machine to add a fantastic velvety feel to the stenciled leaves. It is jaw-dropping in real life, so nice to touch!

I popped up the focal panel on it using 3D foam squares, used glossy accents on the beaks and embellished the flowers with tiny gold pearls in the center.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Flamingo Oval” 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)! Thewinner 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 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday June 17th. 

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

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the second day of the new release reveals and you will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to announce the summer release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! The June release is ful of adorable and very summery sets, today we are showcasing the super cool Beach Bound stamp/die set along with the Palm Tree stencil and a new paperpad!

All products will be available on 17/06/2022!

For my card I stamped and coloured the cars using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: BT9, BT7, BT5, BT2, BT1, BT05, LG3, LG1, LG05, CT4, CT2, GB4, BG10, BG8, BG3, BG1, LG5, AG5, AG3, AG05, OR3, OR1, OR05, RB2, RB1. Then I die cut everything with the coordinating dies.

Next step was to make the background: on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I created the raw of Palm trees with the new layering stencil. I used Distress Oxide inks: Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness.

On the bottom of the panel I blended a bit of Scattered Straw for the sand, and on the top Tumbled Glass for the sky. I covered the upper part of the panel with a typing paper and added diluted brown ink and white gouache splatters to look like sand.

I popped up the cars with 3D foam squares and stamped a sentiment on the sky.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details on the cars.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Beach Bound” 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)! Thewinner 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 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday June 17th. 

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

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the new release reveals and you will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Rainbow kitties – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello everyone,

Did it ever happen to you that you got hooked on a technique and you could not stop creating with it? For me it is foiling these days. Since I got my Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine I wanna foil everything and everything. And because rainbow is my favourite colour, I brought you this cute kitty card today, made with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps and dies and Thermoweb toner sheets and foil. Let me show you.

First I stamped and coloured the kitties from the Birthday Trio stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used: CT4, CT2, CT1, FS7, BG10, BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, GT3, GT1, TB4, TB2, HB3, HB1, BP5, BP2, BP1. Then I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Then I created the background from a fun Laura Kelly toner sheet and Mystic Rainbow Deco Foil from Thermoweb. It is so beautiful on its own, but I had to go further. I did some gentle ink blending with Distress Oxide inks in rainbow order. I added a few water droplets to distress the background. Then I die cut it with the Frames and Flags die set.

I also cut a rounded rectangle with the same die set from vellum to hold my kitties – it mutes the background a little.

As a finishing touch I added a bit of clear shimmer to the hat and ribbon, then covered them with glossy highlight from Spectrum Noir to make them shiny. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the birdie and the cat noses.

I wish you enjoyed my card inspiration today and will check back soon.

See you,

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

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