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

Pretty Pink Posh January Release IG Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the January Instagram Hop with Pretty Pink Posh. Grab a cup of tea or coffee, head over to my INSTGRAM and hop with us.

For my card I used the cute Potted Roses and Heart Critters set together. I love how these sets are designed to coordinate! I stamped the roses 4 times and the cute panda once, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

The Copic colours I used are:

  • roses: RV25, RV23, RV21, G46, G14, G12,
  • panda: W9, W7, W4, W1, W00.

Then I die cut a Scalloped Diamond Tag from light grey cardstock and created a frame from the roses. I popped up the panda in the middle with 3D foam squares. I used my Cropadile to add an eyelet to the top and finished it with a black and white twine.

I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Doodlebug Sweet Things paper pad and popped up the tag with 3D foam squares. The sentiment is from the Potted Roses Stamp set: I white heat embossed it on dark grey cardstock and cut it out with its coordinating die. I love when handwritten sentiments have coordinating dies, I would never be able to fussy cut it that neatly.

I decided to add another white embossed sentiment from the same set, just this time I chose pink cardstock.

As a finishing touch I used a few Pink Blush pearls around the tag, emphasized the eyes of the panda with a black glaze pen and added a drop of glossy accents to the nose. So cute, isnt it?

GIVEAWAY

Those who leave a comment on each post participating in the Instagram Hop will have a chance to win a $30 gift card. More details you can find in my IG post. Hope to see you there!

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

Playing with die cuts – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

Last weekend I have visited a pumpkin farm in Slovakia with the kids, it was so much fun even though I had to drive more than 5hrs for the excursion. They had so many different types of pumpkins, even white and black which I haven’t seen before! I love this time of the year, Fall colours always fascinate me. This inspired my card for today which I have created with the Fall Basket die from Pretty Pink Posh.

It is such a rich die set, I chose only the greenery and pumpkins to go in the basket this time. I cut them from coloured cardstock and added a little shading wit Distress Oxide inks. It is definitely faster this way for me.

When I had my pieces all cut and coloured, I die cut a Scalloped Frame from brown cardstock and also some grass from green cardstock. I adhered the grass to the back of the frame and backed it with a piece of vellum.

For the background I chose a patterned paper from the Doodlebug Pumpkin Spice collection. I love that the vellum mutes the pattern a little but not too much, it makes it warmer somehow.

Then came the best part: assembling the basket. It is like playing Lego for me, I enjoy the process so much! When all the little pieces were in the right place I stamped a sentiment from the Hummingbird Thanks mini set directly on the vellum using Staz On Black ink.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen to add highlights.

I wish you liked my card and will pop in again for more ideas next week!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3

Hello Evereyone,

We are halfway through the Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release reveals, but as you may have guessed, today is all about kitties. The 2 sets featured today are Newton’s Gift and Christmas Nap and they both come with coordinating dies.

Look at the coordinating die for Christmas nap: it even has an extra sentiment die!

All new products will be available on 14/10/2022.

CARD

For my first card I started with colouring the napping pets from Christmas Nap using Copic markers. The exact colours I used are the following: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, YG67, YG17, YG25, YG03, R89, R39, R37, R35, Y17, Y08. I cut it out with its coordinating die.

Then I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Canine Christmas pad and cut it with the postage stamp die from Framework. I also cut a small piece from woodgrain cardstock to serve as floor and added a thin red strip before adhering it to the “wallpaper”.

I used the Frames and Flags die set to cut a brown banner and white heat embossed the sentiment on it.

I also cut a very small oval from gold cardstock with one of the small dies from Oval Frames – it serves as a small carpet under the tree.

After popping up the image and sentiment with foam squares, I gave the whole panel a light green mat before adhering to a white card base. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents.

TAGS

When I first saw the Newton’s Nap stamp set, I thought how nicely it could work as gift tags!

So stamped and coloured a bunch using Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating die. The colours I used are: G28, G09, G07, R46, R29, R27, R24, E42, E41, E40, YG25, YG03, YG01, YG00, W9, W7, W5, W4, W2, W1, W00, E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, C7, C3, C0, E01.

To make them sturdier, I cut the coordinating die once more from white cardstock and adhered to the back of the coloured tags.

I stamped the sentiments on each with black ink and used a hole punch to make space for the twine.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the ribbons and glossy accents on the berries and noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Christmas Nap” or the “Newton’s Gift” 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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday October 14th. 

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 wish you enjoyed my projects today and got inspired! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the last day of reveals!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Holiday Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are featuring 2 adorable little stamp/die sets: Holiday Haul and Wreath Pups.

All new products will be available on 14/10/2022.

CARD 1

For my first card I started with colouring the cute puppies from Wreath Pups using Copic markers. The exact colours used are the following:

  • wreath : YG67, YG17, YG23, RV69, R39, R37, R35
  • puppy 1: T9, T7, T5, T3, T1
  • puppy 2: E55, E53, E51, E40

I cut it out with the coordinating die. I also cut a scalloped rectangle with the Frames and Flags die set from vellum and a green banner to hold the sentiment which I white heat embossed. I added a slightly smaller white rectangle under the vellum and popped up the puppy an banner with 3D foam squares.

I used one of the patterned papers from the Christmas Time paper pad, matted it with dark red cardstock and mounted the focal panel on it with foam tape.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the ribbon and added white gel pen highlights. I used a gold glitter pen on the berries, a back glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the noses.

CARD 2

I started with stamping and colouring the truck from Holiday Haul with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: DR6, DR4, DR2, DR1, DR05, GB5, GB4, GB3, GB1, BT4, BT3, BT2, BT1, BT05, IG8, IG6, IG4, JG7, JG5, JG4, JG3, LG4, LG2. I cut it out with the coordinating die.

I used the Circle Frames di set to cut the biggest scalloped circle from white and a smaller stitched one from light blue cardstock. I used the Petite Snow stencil with Ranger white Texture Paste to add snow to the latter and cut a slightly bigger circle from red metallic cardstock to give it a frame.

While the snow was drying, I white heat embossed a sentiment on patterned paper from the Christmas Time paper pad. Then I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the presents, and glossy accents to emphasize some details. Instead of the vivid white gel pen highlights I used a white pencil to add a softer look. Looks cool, isn’t it?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Holiday Haul” or the “Wreath Pups” 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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday October 14th. 

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 wish you enjoyed my cards for today and got inspired! Be sure to check back tomorrow for even more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Hey ghoulfriend – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. It is officially Fall and pumpkin season so I had to pair some orange gourd with my favourite ghost from the latest release. It is a simple design, let me show you how I made it.

First I coloured the pumpkins and ghost from the Costume Critters and Ghoulfriends stamp sets using Copic markers. Then I cut them out with the coordinating die.

I also die cut a tree from black cardstock with a die from the Elm street set and cut a wonky stitched rectangle from white cardstock to hold my scene.

I did a very quick ink blending with Distress Oxides for the background: Salty Ocean for the sky and Shabby Shutters for the ground. Before adhering the tree I used some white pigment ink on the branches to make it look more spooky.

I stamped a sentiment above the tree, matted the scene with black cardstock before mounting it on a patterned paper from the Fright night paper pad.

As a finishing touch I added twine on the top and some sequins from the Pumpkin Spice Sparkle Mix to the tree. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyed of the ghost and glossy accents on the pumpkin stems. So cute, isn’t it?

I wish you got inspired and ready for Halloween crafts. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

STAMPtember with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello everyone,

Iam thrilled to participate in Simon Says Stamp‘s STAMPtember event today with an exclusive set designed by Newton’s Nook Designs: Cozy Wishes! It is a limited edition stamp/die set available only at Simon Says Stamp, so when it is sold out, it is gone for good.

For my card I stamped and coloured the images with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: DR5, DR3, DR05, BO2, BO1, BO05, GY3, GY2, GY1, BG8, BG7, BG6, BG5, BG2, BG1, BG05. I also stamped the couch on patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather Remix paper pad and added some shading with a grey marker. I fussy cut all the images and arranged the pets on the couch between the pillows.

Then I die cut a white scalloped rectangle with the Frames and Flags die set from Newton’s Nook Designs, cut a piece of patterned paper to fit inside the stitching and also added a thin strip of woodgrain cardstock as floor, which I have previously inkblended with Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide inks.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a mustard banner and backed it with a smaller grey one (all dies are from Frames and Flags) before popping them up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the blanket and pillows and emphasized some details with glossy accents.

I hope you got inspired and liked my card. Don’t forget, if you like this stamp set, act fast as all STAMPtember sets sell out in a few hours usually!

See you soon,

ZSofi