Birthday woofs with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a clean and simple design for dog lovers’ birthdays. I created this for my son’s friend who is crazy about dachshunds. I love that Newton’s Nook Designs has the Dog Silhouette die set and it has the cutest dog shapes!

First I die cut al element for my card: the dog from brown textured cardstock with the Dog Silhouette dies set, some balloons with a Lawn Fawn die set from some glitter scraps and a white tag with the Fancy edges tag die set.

I chose patterned papers from the Birthday Party and A dog’s life paper pads to adorn it before assembling the focal panel. I used thin silver thread to attach the balloons to the dog’s neck.

I die cut patterned paper with the Frames and Flags die set as the background for the tag. The tone-on-tone pattern helps the tag stand out.

The sentiment I black heat embossed from the Birthday Oval stamp set on a teal banner and popped it in place with 3D foam squares.

For the matching bookmark I used patterned paper and blue cardstock and cut it twice with the Bookmark die. I added a die cut pawprint and the boy’s name to the front, which I cut with the Essential Alpha dies. I also adhered a dachshund to the bottom. I love to personalize gifts. I adorned it with twine and it was all ready!

I hope you enjoyed my birthday woof idea and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Sadly, it is the final day of the countdowns, but we saved another fun set for you for the last day of the January Release reveals with Newton’s Nook Designs. Never Enough Cats is perfect for any occasions for your cat lover friends.

All new designs will be available on 20th January.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the image with Copic markers: E44, E43, E42, E41, E59, E57, E55, E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, W9, W7, W5, W4, W2, W1, W00, E11, E01, E000, BG57, BG23, BG11. I die cut it with its coordinating die,

While I was at die cutting I also cut a scalloped circle with the Circle Frames die set from patterned paper. I also cut another piece of patterned paper for the background, matted it with red cardstock. I added 3 thin teal striped before popping up the circle and the kitties. I love how the Love and Woofs and Love and Meows papers can be mixed and matched.

For the sentiment I die cut a gray banner with a Banner Trio die and white heat embossed the text on it.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Never Enough Cats” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

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 last day of the reveals and you are ready to shop. All these supplies will be available as of tomorrow!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the January Release reveals with Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are showcasing the adorable Never Enough Dogs stamp/die set.

All new designs will be available on 20th January.

For my card I stamped and coloured the image using Copic markers: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E39, E37, E35, W9, W7, W5, W3, W2, W00, E11, E01, E000, YG06, YG23, E18, BG11. I die cut it with its coordinating die,

For the background I chose patterned paper from the Love and Chocolate paper pad and cut it with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags. The sentiment I stamped on a stitched white banner which I die cut with the Banner Trio dies. I decided to decorate it with some thinner colourful banners which I cut with the A7 Frames and Banners and Frames and Flags die sets. I love dimensional die cuts, it looks so cool!

After popping up the image and banners with 3D foam squares, I decided to add an extra sentiment on a Speech Bubble, it makes it more playful I think.

As a finishing touch I added some little die cut images, used glossy accents on the noses and hearts and emphasized the dogs’ eyes with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Never Enough Dogs” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

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 third day of the reveals and will pop in tomorrow for the last day!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Desigs January Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Let’s continue the January Release reveals today with Newton’s Nook Designs. On Day 2 we are showcasing the cute Newton’s Heart stamp/die set.

All new designs will be available on 20th January.

For my card I stamped and coloured the kitty using Copic markers: E44, E43, E42, E41, E01, E000, R89, R46, R27, R24. Before die cutting it with its coordinating die, I white heat embossed a sentiment in the middle of the heart. Doesn’t it look pretty?

Then I created the background: I did a quick ink blending on white cardstock with Fired Brick, Abandoned Coral and Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide inks. Then I placed the Meow stencil over it and went back with the same colours before spritzing it with Tart Cranberry Mica Spray. I love the texture and mess look it got this way! When it was dry, I cut it down to be slightly smaller than an A2 sized card front.

To hold my kitty, I created a tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set: I cut the base from kraft cardstock, the fancy edge from red and added a white reinforcer. I embellished it with white ribbon and natural twine before popping it up at an angle with 3D foam squares on the background. I used 3D foam squares under the kitten too.

As a finishing touch I used a drop of glossy accent on the nose of the cat.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Heart” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

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 of the reveals and will pop in tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I have such exciting news, we are starting the January Release reveals today with Newton’s Nook Designs. YAY! It is a small but adorable release, with unique designs and new paper pads. On the first day we are showcasing the cute Puppy Hearts stamp and die set.

All new designs will be available on 20th January.

For my card I stamped and coloured the puppy using Copic markers: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, BG09, BG57, BG23, BG11. Before die cutting it with its coordinating die, I white heat embossed a sentiment in the middle of the heart. I love when I can incorporate the sentiments in the coloured images!

Then I worked on the background: on Audrey Blue cardstock I used the Woof stencil with Gina K Glitz Glitter gel (Turquoise Sea). While it was drying I did some die cutting using the Heart Frames die set and white and light grey cardstock.

When the background was dry, I assembled the card using 3D foam squares under the dog. I added some black and white twine to the top (I know, I use a lot of twine these days, but I cannot help it, I just love it!) As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and a drop of glossy accents on the noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Puppy Heart” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

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 first day of the reveals and will pop in tomorrow for more cuteness!

See you,

Zsofi

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the 10th Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop by Newton’s Nook Designs! If you need some super cute inspiration for your holiday crafting, grab a cup of tea or coffee and hop along with us!

For my set of cards I first stamped and coloured the images from the Dear Santa stamp set using Copic markers. The colours I used are: R89, R46, R27, R24, W9, W7, W5, W2, W0, Y15, YG67, YG17, YG03, BG57, BG53, BG11, E57, E55, E53, E51, E13, E11, E00. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I used the Frameworks die set and cut the biggest die in the set from kraft cardstock 3 times. On the top I heat embossed the Snowfall Roundabout stamp with WOW Sparkling Snow embossing powder. It looks gorgeous with the glitter! I also stamped a sentiment on each panel with SSS Cherry ink from the Dear Santa set.

I wanted a little red embellishment on the top of each card so I white heat embossed the “hohoho” on a red banner which I cut with the Banner Trio die set.

After popping up the Santas on the cards with 3D foam squares, I used a clear sparkle pen to add some shimmer to the Santa costumes and emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen. I also used drops of glossy accents on the ribbons.

This time of the year I really enjoy creating coordinating tags for my cards, so here is an easy one using the same supplies: I cut the smallest postage stamp die from Frameworks from kraft and white cardstocks and glued them together.

I masked off the edges of the kraft side and heat embossed the Snowfall Roundabout stamp on it with the same embossing powder. I added a present and a candy to each with 3D foam squares and a “hohoho” banner to the top.

As embellishment I used green sparkly eyelets and red twine. Isn’t it cute?

GIVEAWAY

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 11th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 12th.

Newton’s Nook Designs
Jennifer Timko
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer Ingle
Amy Tsuruta
Donna Idlet
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar – you are here
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

SALE

There is a great winter sale going on as part of the celebration. It is time to do some happy shopping!

I hope you enjoyed my card and will pop in again soon for more winter themed inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Santa Paws is coming!

Hello Everyone,

I have a super cute and easy card design for you today using an older stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs. Santa Paws Newton is an adorable set with the sweetest images.

I started with stamping and colouring the kitty and accessories with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used DR5, DR3, DR1. DR05, BG5, BG3, BG2, BG1, BG05, AG4, AG2, AG05, EB4, RB2, RB1, RB05. I cut them all out with the coordinating dies.

Then I used a scallop die from Sky borders to cut 4 pieces of textured red cardstock for the roof. I used a dark red ink to add some shading to it.

For the background I did some quick ink blending on Distress Watercolour cardstock. I love the texture of that! I used Uncharted Mariner and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks, generously spritzed it with water and added some drops of Picket Fence Distress Paint too for snow.

For the sentiment I die cut a Speech Bubble from white cardstock and stamped a greeting in the middle of it from the Santa Paws Newton set.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the presents and fur of the Santa costume and added glossy accents to the ribbons. I made the eyes and nose of the mice shiny with a black glaze pen.

I hope you like this simple yet cute design and will pop in again soon.

See you tomorrow,

Zsofi

Easy snow globe scene – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

With Christmas getting closer and closer I was looking for a card idea which is easy to mass produce if needed. So I created a little snow globe scene using stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with stamping the Snowfall Roundabout stamp with Versamark ink on a light blue cardstock and white heat embossed it. Then I die cut it with a stitched circle die from Circle Frames. I added tiny it of shading with Blueprint Sketch Distress oxide ink and a blending brush.

Then I stamped the sleigh riders from Winter Memories in black on white cardstock and cut it out with its coordinating die. While I was die cutting I also cut a snowbank with a Land Border die from white glitter cardstock. I used the Snow globe shaker die set to cut the bottom of the snow globe from mirror cardstock and assembled the snow globe.

As I wanted to stamp over the heat embossed background, I chose Staz-on ink. It worked like a charm. I popped up the snow globe on a white scalloped rectangle (Frames and Flags) and stamped another sentiment under it in red from the Heartfelt Holidays stamp set.

I felt the scene needed a pop of red, so I chose a pretty striped paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad.

I wish you like this serene scene and will pop in again for more holiday inspiration soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Pumpkin Spice Wishes – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today’s coffee card is a bit more elegant and cozy: I was playing with some of my favourite things from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with a kraft cardbase and used the Tree Rings stencil with Gina K Glitz Glitter gel which I mixed with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink. The result is a gorgeous, dimensional and glittery background, I love it!

Until it was drying I stamped and coloured the girl from the Pumpkin Latte stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.I cut her out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a bunch of Autumn Leaves from coloured cardstock scraps and a banner with the Frames and Flags die set from Speckled Eggshell (Lawn Fawn) cardstock to hold the sentiment, which I stamped in brown.

After assembling the card I decided to distress the edges of the background with Ground Espresso ink and a blending brush. It gives a bit more depth.

I will upload this card to the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Stencil it.

I wish you like my coffee card today and will join me again tomorrow for another cute one.

See you,

Zsofi

Merry Christmas – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with an elegant holiday card design using the Snowflake Oval stamp set from the new release of Newton’s Nook Designs. I love how versatile this stamp set is and it can be combined with many previously released cute stamps too!

First I heat embossed the Snowflake Oval stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock using Glitter White embossing powder. Then I cut it out with the scalloped oval from Oval Frames and did some quick ink blending: Chipped Sapphire and Enchanted Mariner Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of water splatters and gave it a bigger stitched oval mat.

On a piece of white cardstock I adhered a die cut Christmas, which I cut from Blue Violet cardstock with the Holiday Greetings dies. I used the Holiday Heights stamp set to stamp the word “merry” above the die cut sentiment with a coordinating ink. I used the same blue violet cardstock to give a mat to the sentiment strip.

I mounted the focal panel on a fog card base and popped up the sentiment with a tape runner.

I wanted to add a coloured image to the design but I searched for something relatively small. I found the house in Holiday Home, stamped it in black and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: DR5, DR3, DR1, JG7, JG5, JG3, IG5, IG3, IG2, IG1, TB1, TB05. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I used 3D foam tape to attach it above the sentiment strip.

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

I wish you got inspired and will jump right into holiday cardmaking. Christmas is so close, I will also speed up on my winter cards.

See you soon,

Zsofi