Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

It is always bittersweet when we reach the last day of the new release reveals, but fear not, Newton’s Nook Designs has 2 beautiful sets still for today. Signs of Fall comes with a coordinating die set and can be perfectly combined with older Fall sets too. Heartfelt Fall gives you a tons of options for your Autumn crafts with beautiful sentiments. It coordinates with the previously release Heart Frame and Banner Trio die sets and falls in line with the other heart shaped sets in the range.

All new products will be available on Friday, 20th August.

CARD 1

When I first saw the Signs of Fall stamp set I immediately thought of an older set Autumn Newton. So I stamped the images from both and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: pumpkins: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, sunflower: EB7, EB3, GY3, CT4, CT3, hay: GB7, GB5, GB1, lantern: BG9, BG7, BG5, pot: CG3, CG2, CG1, YG3, sign: RB4, RB2, RB1, TN1, cats: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1. I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I imagined a background in Fall colours so I blended Carved Pumpkin, Scattered Straw and Bundled Sage Distress Oxide inks gently on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I laid the Falling Leaves stencil over it and went back with the same colours. After removing the stencil I added black and white splatters and when it was dry I die cut the panel with the postage stamp die from Frameworks. I also cut a smaller scalloped rectangle from vellum.

Vellum is tricky to work with as all adhesive I tried shows through. Therefore I adhered first the images on the bottom of the vellum with liquid glue and added drops of glue behind the images to hide it. On the top I used the heat embossed sentiment on a brown banner (Frames and Flags) to hide the glue behind.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems, flower centers and ribbon and a few gold gems.

CARD 2

Heartfelt Fall is one of my favourite sets in this release, so elegant and delicate and super versatile. For my card I stamped it on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: TN8, BO4, BO3, EB5, EB4, EB3, GB4, CT4, CT1, RB2, RB1, DR5, DR3, AG2, AG1, DG4, DG3, DG2, YG3, YG2. I cut it out with the Heart Frames dies.

Then I die cut the biggest heart from the same die set from kraft cardstock 2 times and a smaller stitched one from vellum to go on top of the coloured leaves one.

For the sentiment I used the die cut from Fall Friends: I cut it 3 times from brown cardstock and 3 times from orange (for the heart only). I adhered them together and popped them up on the vellum heart with liquid glue. I embellished with gold gems and glossy accents on the heart.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Signs of Fall” or the “Fall Roundabout” 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed our release week and have your favourites. Now it is time to get your shopping lists ready as all new products will be lve in the store tomorrow! Happy crafting! If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy Bird-day – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I have a fun little shaped birthday card which I created with dies and stamps from Newton’s Nook Designs. It is perfect for summer birthdays.

First I die cut the scalloped heart from the Heart Frames die set using alcohol ink friendly cardstock and stamped the flamingos from the retiring Flirty flamingo stamp set in the middle. This stamp set is available only until stocks last and now it is only 5,99USD!

I used Spectrum Noir Triblend markers to colour the birds. The colours I used are the following:

  • flamingo: Magenta Blend
  • water: Blue Turquoise Blend and Blue Turquoise Shades
  • sky: Citrus Blend, Orange Blend, Bright Pink Shades, Pink Violet Blend, True Blue Shades, True Blue Blend

I used a colourless blender to help the colour transitions and make the lines smoother. When it was done I covered the water with Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer pen and added some white gel pen highlights. I also stamped the birds on the sky with black ink.

I added a white heat embossed sentiment on a thin black strip to the bottom and adhered the scene on a pink stitched heart (Heart frames die set)

To make it a card, I die cut another pink heart, creased it quarter of an inch from the top and adhered that little flap to the bottom of the front heart. In this way I have enough space for a message. I finished it off with a drop of glossy accent on the beaks.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in tomorrow for some more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Perfect Combos – Magical holidays

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Christmas is so close and I am sure most of you are busy with wrapping presents and planning the menu. It may turn out that you need a tag or a little card still, and today’s design is perfect for both: quick and easy and looks cute. Let me show you.

First I stamped and coloured one of the angels from My Little Angel. I went with purples this time but it would look pretty in any colour. I used the coordinating dies to cut her out.

Then I created my card base: I die cut 3 stars with the largest Stitched Stars die: 2 from heavy weight white cardstock and one from a pretty patterned paper (Whimsy Stamps Blurry Flurries). On one of the stars I die cut a window with a Fancy Nancy Frames die. I adhered the patterned paper star under the one with the window and created a fold line half an inch from the top on the other white star. I added glue to that little flap and adhered it to the front panel. In this way I have my own star shaped card base. So easy and eye-catching.

The sentiment is from Holiday Sentiment Duos, heat embossed in silver on a purple cardstock strip. Before adhering the sentiment and popping up the angel with thick 3D foam strip, I went over the edges of the star and the window cutline too with Stardust Stickles. It gives a festive look and takes this simple design to another level. I used the same glue on the glory too. A touch of clear shimmer on the wings finished it off.

TIP: If you want to create a tag, just punch a hole on the top and use sparkling twine. You can also turn this design into a shaker card if you adhere the patterned paper star with foam strips. That would look awesome too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is the second day of the Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Release reveals and we continue the winter theme with the fabulous Snowfall Roundabout stamp set. It is so versatile and needs no colouring if you wish but gives space for a ton of techniques! I love it!

It coordinates perfectly with the previously released Circle Frames and Banner Trio dies.

All new products will be available on 20/11!

My card is a clean and simple one this time: I simply white heat embossed the stamp on vellum and cut it with the scalloped circle from the above mentioned die set. It looks gorgeous!

I created a round card base using a circle die from Pink and Main: I die cut the chosen size twice from hot pink cardstock and scored one of them at half an inch from the top. I applied glue on this little flap and adhered it to the other circle. I added a smaller, light pink circle in the middle and added drops of liuid glue behind the sowflakes on the back of the vellum. In this way I could adhere it to the card base and the adhesive is not showing through.

I die cut a flag banner from white cardstock with a Banner Trio die and stamped one of the sentiments in pink (Catherine Pooler ink). I added 3 layers of 3D foam strips behind the banner an adhered it to the middle of the card.

I used tiny clear sequins in the middle of each snowflake, it makes it so festive and shiny! Like a little gem!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Snowfall Roundabout” 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 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the second day of the winter release and you will pop in again tomorrow.

See you,

Zsofi

Summer birthday card – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I have a super cool ice cream card for you today which is perfect for all the summer birhdays! I love ice-cream and I was longing to use the Summer Scoops set from Newton’s Nook Designs for a long time. Here is what I came up with.

I usually love the black outline when stamping images but this time I wanted something different so I white heat embossed the images on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used my Karin Brushmarkers to paint them and when they were dry I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Then I created my shaped card base using the Circle Frames die set: I cut two of the biggest scalloped circle die from white cardstock, scored one of them like 1/4 of an inch from the top and adhered the little flap to the other scalloped circle. In this way I got a scalloped circle card base, so fun!

I used the next circle die in the set to cut a light blue circle and adhered it to the card base. I arranged the ice creams and used liquid glue and 3D foam squares to pop them up.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dimensional black banner from the Banner trio die set and used doubled up 3D foam squares to adhere it on top of the ice creams.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the yellow parts and added glossy accents to the hearts, waffle and the lime slice.

I hope you enjoyed this little summer inspiration today and you will pop in again soon for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

Aquarium shaped card – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a fun aquarium shaped card. I love big dies like the one in the Fintastic die set from Pink and Main which allows me to go creative and make shaped cards. So unique!

I started with making my card base. I had a top folding white notecard and just placed the aquarium die on it with the top hanging off the folded part tiny so it does not cut through. I had to run it through my die cutting machine a few times to cut 2 layers of heavy weight cardstock.

Then I stamped the images from the Fintastic stamp set and coloured it with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and arranged my little scene. Before adhering the images to the aquarium, I used a clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the water.

I stamped a sentiment from the set on the top using black ink and adhered the scene to the card base.

As a finishing touch I used a Copic blender pen to add some dots to the water and made the same with a white gelly roll pen too.

I added some white highlights to the images and used glossy accents on the pearl, the fins and the wave. I finished the mini card with 3 iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia.

I hope you like today’s inspiration and you will give it a try. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Halloween Card Series 2018 – Day 9 Announcement

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Hello everyone,

Happy Halloween to all of you who celebrate! Today I am sharing with you my last card in the Halloween Card Series this year. I enjoyed creating every single project I showed you, and had so many more ideas and stamps to feature, just ran out of time. Next year 😉

Today’s card is special as it comes with an announcement: I am thrilled to join the fabulous Design Team at LDRS Creative as of November! To celebrate this lovely news, I made my last Halloween cards using some goodies from LDRS Creative.

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I started with stamping the cute witch from the PolkaDoodles Winne Magic stamp set using LDRS Creative Raven Hybrid on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour the image. I stamped the sentiment from the SSS Handwritten Halloween stamp set and also some bats in the background.

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I used the LDRS Creative Build a card Punkin die set to make a pumpkin shaped card. I die cut the coloured panel with the smaller pumpkin die and inked up the edges with Black Soot distress ink. I did not do any masking, I simply went as close to the image as I could with the ink blending tool.

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Then I created the card base from folded white cardstock and the bigger die. I die cut another piece from orange cardstock (one layer only) and adhered it to the card front. I die cut the leaves and swirls from green cardstock and added a bit of shading with my ink blending tool which still had a black ink on it.

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I used the small embellishment die to cut a black and white piece, stamped a spider from the SSS stamp set and popped it up on the card. A few added details with a Sakura Glitter pen and a black glaze pen and my cute pumpkin shaped Halloween card is finished.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you enjoyed the series and it helped you to get in the Halloween mood. From now on you will see mostly Christmas inspiration here, so if you feel like, just subscribe to make sure you will not miss any of my posts. Thanks for spending the last 9 days with me and I wish to see you soon again!

Happy crafting,

Zsofi