Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – BLOG HOP

Hello Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the last few days when we revealed the fabulous July release at Newton’s Nook Designs. All the new stencils, stamps and dies are available already in their online store and they have an anniversary sale too this weekend.

Today we have a special Blog Hop with fantastic giveaways, so make sure you read through till the end. For this special occasion I created a fun interactive summer card.

First I stamped and coloured the surfing kitty from Newton’s Perfect wave. I used Copic markers to add colour and die cut it with the coordinating die. I cut an extra piece from a scrap cardstock to make the image sturdier.

I also stamped the little fish from Scuba Newton, coloured them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. While I was already die cutting I cut the polaroid frames (Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Again) 3 times from white cardstock and adhered them together.

On the inner pieces I created my little scenes with Distress Oxide inks. On the bigger one I sponged Tumbled Glass on the top for the sky and Mermaid Lagoon through the Splashes &Waves stencil. On the smaller one I used Mermaid Lagoon and added waves with Blueprint Sketch through the Clouds stencil turning it upside down.

For the background I chose a yellow patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and assembled the card. I stamped a sentiment on the bigger frame with black ink.

Then I adhered the fish with liquid glue, embellished them with glossy accents and added a few Chunky Confetti glitter from Studio Katia to look like bubbles.

Newton I popped up with a mini action wobble so he looks like trying to find his balance on the waves 🙂 So fun!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 6 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 6 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win: comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 21 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 22 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked my funny wobbling kitty card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the July release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, and we continue the water fun! Newton’s Perfect wave has the most adorable surfing kitties (it is oh so lovely to colour by the way) and Scuba Newton is a fun smaller underwater set. Both have coordinating dies and will be available on 19/07!

CARD 1

As soon as I saw the surfing kitties I was lost! I fell in love immediately, so i stamped them and coloured them all with my Copic markers even though I had a plan to use only one of the images on my card. It is so relaxing to just sit and colour! I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

For the background I wanted a flat scenery, which is so easy with the new scene builder edge stencils.

I started with the sandy beach using Antique Linen and bit of Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide inks with the Hills&Grass stencil.

Then I created the water with the Waves&Splashes stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide. I did not mask the bottom, I was just careful when I was close to the sand border. Finally I used the already released Sunscape stencil for the sun rays with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide. I used a very light hand not to make it too strong and faded out towards the edges.

I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set and stamped a sentiment in the middle of the sun with black ink. Before popping up Newton with 3D foam squares, I used my clear shimmer pen to go through the waves. As the ink is water reactive, it moved the ink and I got a very interesting textured look!

I adhered the panel to a top folding kraft notecard and added some dots to the sand with my brown Copic markers and a white gel pen. A bit of glossy accents on the surf board and on the swimming pants of the kitty finished it off.

CARD 2

For the diving kitty I designed a fun window card.

After stamping and colouring the kitty and a bunch of the fish and plants, I die cut everything with their coordinating dies. Then I started to create the window on my front panel.

I took a navy blue A2 sized cardstock and a white top folding notecard. I temporarily adhered them together and ran them through my die cutting machine with a circle die. Don’t worry if it does not cut through all the way the 2 cardstocks, it leaves enough impression to place it back on the bottom one and cut again exactly at the same place. When it was done, I white heat embossed a sentiment on the navy one.

I recycled the lovely twine NND is using when they send out their packages and tied an infinity knot. I used this tutorial. I adhered the ends of the twine to the back part of my navy panel and I sandwiched acetate in between the layers before glueing them together. At last I adhered a porthole frame (Lawn Fawn die) on the outer edge.

Then I moved to the inside of the card. Using the Clouds stencils upside down with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink, I got the perfect waves. For the sand I used again the Hills&grass stencil and Antique Linen Distress Oxide.

I adhered all the die cut images with liquid glue and added a bit of glossy accents to the goggles, the bottle and the corals.

I also scattered a few Chunky Confetti glitter from Studio Katia to look like bubbles. It is an easy way to add a bit of a bling but keep the card flat.

I also decided to stamp another sentiment on the sand with black ink, it looks so complete this way. And because I am a maximalist I adhered another porthole frame on the inside of the window panel to cover up the die cut edges 🙂

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  â€” winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar â€“> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveal and you will come back tomorrow for a bunch of more fun! See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

Iam so excited to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration! YAY! The new release is huge and wonderful, today we are featuring the adorable Corgi beach stamp/die set, some scene builder stencils and 2 new, unique layering stencils:

All new products will be available on Friday, 19/07! There is so much to share, so let’s dive in!

CARD 1

The Corgi Beach stamp set has so many lovely little dogs having fun on the beach. I stamped and coloured them using Tombow markers (those are new to me but I must say I love them more than my ZIG markers so far). I used Bristol smooth cardstock as I find they blend easier on this. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I wanted to create a simple beach scene therefor I used the MFT stamps Beach Scene builder die set. I cut the sand from kraft cardstock, the sea part from aqua cardstock. I spritzed this one with Avery Elle Shimmer spray for a subtle sparkle. The palm tree I cut from brown and green cardstocks. So quick and easy!

For the background I chose a light blue cardstock and used the Cloud edge stencil with Tumbled glass Distress ink to create a cloudy sky. I stamped the sentiment in black and assembled the card.

Here are some close ups of the cutie dogs:

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the sunglasses and the noses of the dogs and used Espresso Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh as coconuts on the palm tree.

CARD 2

I love the layering stencils Newton’s Nook Designs have, they are all so unique! Check their line here. For this card I used the new Pineapple one on kraft cardstock.

First I created the pineapples with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink but before removing the stencil I added a layer of Transparent glossy texture paste. I set it aside to dry.

While I was waiting I stamped and coloured the cute coala from the Pina Koala mini set using Copics and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a green banner with the Frames and flags die set and stamped a birthday sentiment in the middle from the Sending Hugs stamp set. The die cut sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, cut from dark brown cardstock 3 times and layered on top of each other.

When the pineapples were dry, i used the other stencil in the set to add the leaves. So easy to get a textures and two-coloured look without masking all those little bits! Genius! I die cut the background with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frames and flags die set and assembled the card on a white card base.

As a finishing touch I covered the pineapple in the hand of the koala and his nose with glossy accents to mach the shine of the background. I also added a few yellow jewels from Lucy’s Little Things to the banner.

CARD 3

My last card is a floral one, I used the Hibiscus stencils on a top folding white notecard directly with Distress Oxides and a mini finger dauber.

The colours for the flowers are: Spun sugar and Picked Raspberry, for the leaves: Twisted citron and Mowed lawn. I love that each stencil has some engraved design which helps to align the second layer!

On the flower one I used a gold gel pen on the middle of the hibiscus, and to be faster I left the stencil on while doing so. Easy peasy.

I digged out of my stash the gorgeous Hibiscus die set and cut the pieces from coloured cardstock.

I also cut a light green banner using the Frames and flags die set, and a small stitched ticket shaped one from white cardstock using the Framework die set. On the latter I stamped the sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set using pink ink (Gina K Designs) and assembled the card.

As a finishing touch I added some gold crystals from Studio Katia.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s big reveal and you will come back tomorrow for more water-fun! See you,

Zsofi

Cat and dog lovers’ birthday – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I created 2 adorable birthday cards for today which are perfect for either cat or dog lovers. mixed and matched older and brand new products from the latest release.

First I played with the new Meow and Woof stencils: I applied distress oxide inks through the stencils making sure not to cover the full card panel.

Before removing the stencils I added some Transparent Gloss Texture Paste from Ranger.

For the cat card I used Candied Appple, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed inks, for the dog card I used Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers inks.

I washed the stencils immediately after use and set the backgrounds aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured some images from the Sending Hugs stamp set using Copic markers. I also stamped the balloon from Fabulous Frenchies and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I am still amazed how thoughtful it is that the coordinating dies for the Sending Hugs critters cut around the paws so they can hold anything there!

I die cut some cross stitched circles (MFT dies) from yellow and aqua cardstocks and matted them with a slightly bigger die cut vellum circle (SSS die set).

I arranged the images on the circles and popped up the dog an the kitty with 3D foam squares. I also stamped the sentiments around the images using colourful inks (Gina K Designs).

I added a dark red and blue violet cardstock mat to the dry backgrounds, adhered the focal panels and finished the cards with some sparkle pen dots on the cupcakes and glossy accents on the balloons, ribbon and the heart.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We reached the final day of the June release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, and as always the cutest is saved for last! I am in love with the Woodland critter series, and now our favourite wildlings are going on a picnic!

For my first card I created a forest scene using Bristol Smooth cardstock and Distress Oxide inks. For the grass I used Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and a bit of Lucky Clover to add contrast. I cut it with the Land Border dies. I used the same colours for the tree crowns, just more of the dark colours and cut that with a Sky border die.

For the trees I used the Forest scene builder and Antique linen/Walnut stain Distress Oxides.

The sunny background is made with Squeezed Lemonade and I Sponged Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink through the Sunscape stencil. Before removing it I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I stamped and coloured all images with Copics and cut them ou with their coordinating dies. I popped them up on the scene using 3D foam squares.

I stamped a sentiment from the set in black in between two trees, directly on the background. I also stamped a couple of ants on the grass and made them pop with a black glaze pen. I added some white gel pen highlights and some dots with my clear sparkle pen for more interest.

For my second card I had to use the cute bear holding the watermelon on its own, I think he deserves full attention.

I kept this card very simple, just added some stitching texture to a piece of kraft cardstock using a Reverse Confetti die, cut a strip of green gingham paper where I black heat embossed some ants and a sentiment.

I popped up my favourite bear with 3D foam squares and matted the strip with a green cardstock before adhering it to the card.

A drop of glossy accents on the nose and a black glaze pen on the seeds finished this card off.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Woodland Picnic” 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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

All new products will be available tomorrow, 14/06, so only one more sleep till you can start shopping. I cannot wait to see what you all pick up and please share your creations in our Facebook group.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the June reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we continue with some great sentiments for dog lovers! †

And look at that stencil too, isn’t it the cutest?

All new products will be available on 14/06 Friday.

For my card today I played mostly with die cuts. I started with creating the focal panel by die cutting the Paw print shaker base from dark grey cardstock and the second layer from Peacock cardstock.

I adhered them together and white heat embossed a sentiment from the new Say woof stamp set in the middle.

I also die cut the woof sentiment few times from white cardstock and once from Peacock cardstock. I stacked them up and adhered the coloured one on top tiny offset. To make it even more special, I covered it all with a good amount of glossy accents.

For the background I applied white texture paste on a white notecard through the Woof stencil for a textured look. Until it was drying I die cut the pawprint shaker add-ons from Peacock and Audrey Blue cardstock scraps and also from white glitter cardstock. I inlaid them on a thin strip of dark grey cardstock and popped up the big pawprint on it using 3D foam squares.

I mounted it on the textured card base and my card was all done. So many sparkly, shiny and raised details but it is still a very simple design.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Say woof” 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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and you will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 1

Hello Crafty friends,

I am so excited to share with you the new release reveals for Newton’s Nook Designs. Day 1 is all about cats, we are showcasing Catitude, a lovely new stamp set, a shaker die set and a fabulous new stencil! YAY! How unique is that???

All new products will be available on Friday, 14/06! And here is my first card:

I started with some ink blending with Distress Oxides on a top folding white note card. I used Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade. After the ink blending I laid the stencil over the card base an went back with the same inks to get a tone on tone stenciled look.

For the shaker part I die cut the paw print base from pale yellow cardstock, and clear acetate (for the window). The paw print part I cut from thick self-adhesive craft foam and red cardstock.

I stamped my favourite sentiment from the Catitude stamp set with black ink on the yellow paw print base and adhered the craft foam to it. I adhered a few yellow jewels on the base and filled each little window with gold tiny beads. I carefully removed the backing of the foam and adhered the acetate. On top of it I glued the red die cut too. As I did not want the white foam to show from the side, I used a red Copic marker to add colour.

Using the Frames and flags die set, I die cut a dark red banner and adhered a black and an orange Meow die cut tiny offset for the shadow effect. I also stamped a fishbone in black and finished the card. I love the sound of the tiny beeds when shaking! So cool!

For my second card, I stenciled very lightly on a white card base some Fog ink. I die cut two hearts from the Darling hearts die set: a red and a light grey one. On the red I stamped a sentiment from the Catitude stamp set. I adhered the hearts tiny offset.

I due cut a bunch of the cat heads from the Paw Print shaker die set from black cardstock and popped them up on the card using thin 3D foam tape. I also die cut the little paw prints from glitter white cardstock and the Meow die from silver metallic cardstock.

After adhering everything in place, I added tiny google eyes to the cats and a teenie weenie red jewel for the nose. Isn’t it cute?

Here are some close ups:

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Cat-itude” 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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Hope you enjoyed the first day’s hopping and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi