Newton's Nook Designs January Release – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my blog! It is Day 2 of the January release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. We are showing you the super cute Love Quarry stamp and die set. Perfect for more masculine cards – I am sure I will make one using it for my son!

All new products will be available on 24th January.

I started with stamping and colouring the machines on white cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers using only blue and green shades combined with greys. To make the hearts pop, I used vivid pinks for those.

Then I die cut a white postage stamp rectangle using the Frameworks die set. I masked and off 3 equally sized stripes with masking tape and blended Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks. I made one side a bit stronger in colour and faded it out towards the other side, where I wanted to stamp the sentiments.

I popped up the die cut vehicles with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiments in each row with coordinating inks colours. I love the sentiments in this set and I was so happy that this design allowed me to use more than just one of them!

For the background I used a green and blue plaid patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid collection.

I embellished the sentiments with Pretty Pink Posh jewels, added a ton of clear shimmer to the hearts and made the wheels of the vehicles shiny with glossy accents.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Love Quarry” 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 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th. 

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
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell

Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will check back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton's Nook Designs January Release – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited that the January release reveals start today over at Newton’s Nook Designs. We are showcasing the adorable Tides of love stamp and die set. There is also a fantastic new layering stencil coming, called Bokeh hearts (I will show this in action soon!) All new products will be available on 24th January.

Here is my set of cards for today:

As always I started with stamping and colouring the sweet sea critters on white cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers.

I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

From the small images I made extras so I can use them as embellishments.

I wanted a very simple but eye-catching background so I scribbled blue and green shades of Tombow markers on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used a wet baby wipe to wash the colours. So easy to do and the result is really stunning, don’t you think? I made 2 backgrounds so I can make two cards. I sprinkled them with water and also added some diluted ink splatters (I used Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink). I wanted more texture so I added also white acrylic paint sprinkles too.

When the background was dry I cut it with the rounded stitched square die from Frames Squared and white heat embossed a sentiment matching my main character in the bottom right corner.

I made a slightly bigger mat for this panel from Blue Violet cardstock and adhered it to a white scalloped square (cut with another die from Frames Squared). I made card bases from light grey cardstock: 4,25×4,25 inches.

After popping up the main critters with 3D foam squares and adding the little fish as embellishments, I used a white gel pen to add dotted details and used glossy accents on the fins of the fish, the water splatters and the heart.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Tides of Love” 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 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th. 

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
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell

Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day’s inspiration and will check back tomorrow for more cuteness.

See you,

Zsofi

Llama birthday – Newton's Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am sure you all have a lot of holiday stamps and it is always lovely to find new ways to use them even after the holiday seasons. This is what I was doing with the Llama delivery stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs: I paired it with non-holiday sets to create this cute birthday card!

I stamped and coloured the llama using Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I die cut a tag from kraft cardstock with the Fancy edges tag die and cut the reinforcer an a snowbank from white glitter cardstock.

I popped up the llama with 3D foam tape and added blue twine.

The sentiment I stamped on a stitched white circle from the Loveable llamas set. Perfect match! I adhered it to the tag, I like how it looks hanging off a bit.

For the background I applied Distress Oxide inks lightly with a blending brush on Bristol Smooth cardstock: Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. Then I placed the Confetti stencil on it and went back with the same colours. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Avery Elle Shimmer Mist.

When the panl was dry I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set, adhered it to a white card base and popped up the tag with 3D foam squares. Super cute, isn’t it?

I hope you enjoyed this idea of stretching your holiday supplies and will pop in again soon for more fun projects!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sparkly holiday wishes – Newton's Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today with this sweet and sparkly Christmas card. I love glitter paper and I am on a die cutting wave nowadays as the year is ending and the days are busier than usual.

I have the Peppermint die for a while but I have not had the chance to use it. So I die cut the full circle and the candy “wings” from white glitter cardstock, and the topper from pink and blue glitter cardstocks and adhered them together.

I cut a 2 inch wide strip of Fog cardstock, matted it with a slightly wider white on and adhered the candies leaving space for the sentiment, which is from the Sentiments of the season stamp set, stamped in green.

For the background I chose a matching candy paper from Doodlebug Designs. By the way, this design can easily be adapted to birthdays too, just swap the sentiment!

I hope you enjoyed today’s quick holiday card and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to be joining the 7th Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop organised by Newton’s Nook Designs! For this very special event I created this cute Christmas card using one of my favourite holiday stamp sets.

I started with stamping and colouring the cute bear in the car from the Winston’s home for Christmas set with Copic markers and fussy cut it out.

To set the scene I die cut a stitched rouded rectangle with the Frames and Flags die set from blue cardstock and used white texture paste over the Petite Snow stencil.

While it was drying I cut a piece of light grey cardstock with the same die to be the road, and a white scalloped rectangle from the same die set to be in the background. I decided to add a silver metallic layer in between the two just because I love layered cards.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on silver metallic cardstock and die cut it with the rounded tag die from the Tag times two die set. I also die cut some pine from dark green cardstock and a red bow using the Pines and holly die set. I layered these on top of each other and assembled the scene.

I added a red and white striped patterned paper to a white top folding card base before adhering the scene in place. I used a clear shimmer pen on the bow and the presents, added glossy accents on some parts of the car and ribbons and my card was all done!

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 8th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 9th.

SALE

There is a sale going on right now at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store as part of the celebration!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tenia Nelson

Tina Smith

Chari Moss

Barbara Anders

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will pop in again soon for more holiday inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the November release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we have some frosty fun for you today. Frosty Folks  will have coordinating dies too. All new products will be available on Friday, 15/11!

For the background I added some Tonic Shimmer powder on Ranger Distress Watercolor paper. I spritzed it with water and let the colours move and mix. I dried it with my heat tool and cut the panel down with the postage stamp die from Frameworks.

I stamped and coloured the snowmen with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a white postage stamp panel and used the Land border die to cut a snowbank.

On a small white ticket shaped piece I heat embossed the sentiment with WOW Metalline Dark Blue Embossing powder. Before assembling the card I heat embossed some snowflakes in white on the background.

I popped up the sentiment and snowmen with 3D foam squares and added some clear shimmer to the accessories.

I used glossy accents on the noses an buttons and a black glaze pen on the eyes.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Frosty Folks” 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 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will come back tomorrow to see more winter fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the November Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs but look at the cuties for today! Penguin Pile is a cute small set which will have coordinating dies too. And Let it snow is a beautiful mini set perfect for clean and simple designs! All new designs will be available on Friday, 15/11!

CARD 1

I stamped and coloured the penguins and the ice from Penguin Pile first using Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I added Ranger Crackle Accents to the ice piece and set it aside to dry.

I adhered them to a thin strip of white cardstock with 3D foam squares and matted it peacock cardstock. For the background I chose a colourful patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a pink banner which I cut with the Frames and flags die set. Under it I adhered a thinner flag cut with the same die set from patterned paper.

After assembling the card I used glossy accents on the feet and beaks, a black glaze pen on the eyes of the penguins and added some clear shimmer to the scarves and caps.

CARD 2

I white heat embossed the Let it snow sentiment on Bristol Smooth cardtsock 3 times under each other. I used a blending brush to add a soft layer of colour: Blueprint Sketch, Peacock feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks.

I cut it down to be 2 and 3/4 inches wide and matted it with Blue Violet cardstock. I added clear shimmer to the snow part to make it more festive. I love how the oxide inks react with water!

On a white card base I used the Snowfall stencil with Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter gel in white. I love the pretty sparkle and tone on tone effect! It gave the perfect background for my ink blended sentiments panel, don’t you think?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Penguin Pile” 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 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will come back tomorrow for the last reveals. It is gonna be so cool!

See you,

Zsofi