Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year Celebration – Day 4

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Hello Everyone,

Can you believe that the sneak week reached its last day? All new goodies from Newton’s Nook Designs will be available on 20th July, Friday. Just one more sleep and you all can get your hands (paws) on this awesome and huge release.

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Today is all about some great new mini sets. And some of them have coordinating dies too, yay! Let’s go through them one by one.

Floaty Goat

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As soon as I saw this extremely funny set, I had in mind an interactive card. I stamped and coloured the image with Copics, then die cut it with the coordinating die.

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For my scene I die cut a stitched rounded rectangle (Frames and Flags die set) from patterned paper, stamped the sentiment on the top using black ink and die cut some white cloud outlines (Paper Smooches).

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For the slider, I die cut the same stitched rectangle from blue cardstock and used the Land Borders die to cut the water. I used the other half of the panel as the background for my slider. I added doubled up 3D foam tape to have enough space for the sliding disc (MFT) to move freely. The whole panel I popped up on a red patterned paper and added a bit of sparkle and shine to the coloured image using Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and glossy accents.

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Here is a little video which shows this card in action.

 

Vitamin sea

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For this card I went for a sandy look, so I used the Seashells stencils on kraft cardstock and a fun Sand-gold Strukture paste from Viva. It really looks like sand when it is dry.

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I die cut this panel with a stitched rectangle die and gave it a dark brown mat. The sentiment I heat embossed on cream cardstock using Brutus Monroe Sand Castle embossing powder.

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I die cut it with a smaller stitched rectangle die, gave it a thin brown mat and popped it up on the stencilled background using 3D foam tape.

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Pina koala

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This is such an adorable set! I stamped and coloured the sweet koala using Copics, die cut it with the coordinating dies.

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I die cut some green leaves with the Hibiscus die set, and a tag from patterned paper using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. I arranged the leaves and popped up the koala with 3D foam tape. I cut another tag from yellow cardstock and layered it under slightly offset. For the sentiment I cut a fancy edge from kraft cardstock, and embellished it with a green reinforcer and yellow twine.

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I cut a piece of pineapple patterned paper, gave it a green mat and adhered it to a kraft card base. I mounted the tag with 3D foam tape, and as a finishing touch I added some yellow sequins and glossy accents to the pineapple.

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Cat treats

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One of the sweetest sets among the new minis. Again I used Copics to colour them, and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I added some sparkle and glossy accent to the sprinkles and cherry.

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I used a stitched square die to cut a textured cream panel for my images, an gave it a postage stamp brown mat. The sentiment is white heat embossed on a pink cardstock strip, which I matted with brown and kraft strips. I arranged all these on a dotted pink patterned paper and used White Crystals (Studio Katia) as embellishments.

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Flip Flop Life

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I saved the best for last, this set is my favourite of all. I stamped a bunch of flip flops, die cut them and coloured them in rainbow style.

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I added some clear shimmer to the dots and glossy accents to the straps. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and used a dotted circle die to die cut it.

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I added 3D foam tape to the back of it and adhered the flip flops. Then I turned it over, added 3D foam tape again to it all and mounted them on a white card base on which I sponged some blue distress ink beforehand. I added some clear sequins as embellishments.

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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 a 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 19th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 20th.

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

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and thanks for bearing with me till the end of this long post. See you tomorrow for an awesome Blog Hop with some special guests and another great giveaway!

Zsofi

 

Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year celebration – Day 3

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Hello Everyone,

It is day 3 of the reveals of the gorgeous July release at Newton’s  Nook Designs. Today there are 2 sets being in the spotlight:

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Shark frenzy

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As soon as I saw this stamp set I had in mind to change things up and after colouring the images, I cut it up to pieces. It was a hard decision, but the idea I had I mind was to let them peek through a port-hole from all angles.

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So I die cut a Porthole frame from Lawn Fawn from teal cardstock and started gluing the shark-pieces all around. When I was happy with it, I went over the edges with a black marker to look more finished. I used 3D foam tape to pop it up on a vellum circle and stamped the sentiment with black Staz-on ink in the middle.

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I chose a coordinating patterned paper as a background and adhered the shark frame. I embellished the little holes with silver pearls.

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Flamingo flock

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These amazing flamingos I stamped on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx ink and used clear embossing powder to heat emboss them. Then I used a couple of Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour them in. The raised edges made it easy to stay in the lines.

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When it was all coloured, I took a stitched rectangle die and die cut the panel with it. I stamped the sentiment on a vellum strip with black Staz-on ink and wrapped it around the flamingo panel.

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I gave it a dark grey stitched mat and a thin yellow one too, to make it more dimensional, before I mounted it all on a white card base.

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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 a 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 19th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 20th.

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

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year celebration – Day 2

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Hello Everyone,

How did you like yesterday’s reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs? I am sure you are curious what is for today, so let’s dive in.

Newton’s Summer Treats

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This is such an adorable set with extremely cute images. I could not decide which one to use, so I made a card set.

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For all the cards I cut a scalloped rectangle from Bristol Smooth cardstock, a stitched rectangle from colourful cardstock, a black mat and a piece of patterned paper (Sunny Studios). On the white panels I sponged very lightly some Distress Oxide ink, making sure to match the colour of the patterned paper as much as possible.

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I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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I cut a stitched label from the Framework die set from black cardstock and white heat embossed the sentiments on them. When assembling the cards I used 3D foam tape for the images to make them pop. I also added some shine with glossy accents and some sparkle with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen.

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Cozy Campers

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For my next card I wanted a summer sunset but with unusual colours. So I sponged some Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and placed the Sunscape stencil over it. I went back with the same ink and made it darker with some Antique Linen and Worn Lipstick. I love how the sentiment fits perfectly the sun!

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I also sponged some Bundled Sage and Evergreen Bough on a scrap piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock an cut the grassy border from it twice for my scene.

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Then I stamped, coloured and die cut the images from the Cozy Campers set. I adhered them to the scene and embellished them with Glossy accents and added tiny white pearls in the middle of the flowers.

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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 a 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 19th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 20th.

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

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

I hope you liked my cards and will check back tomorrow for more Newton’s Nook Designs fun. Don’t forget to leave a comment and visit my fabulous Design Team mates on their blogs. 

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year celebration – Day 1

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Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year celebration. Today is the first day of the July Release sneak peeks, all products will be available for purchase on Friday, the 20th July 2018.

Narly Mermaids

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I started with applying texture paste through the Seashells stencil on white cardstock.

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While it was drying I cut a piece of an alcohol inked background I made earlier and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Narly mermaids set on a black cardstock strip.

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I stamped, coloured with Copics and die cut the mermaid and the narwhal and cut her hands around with scissors so i could tuck there the narwhal to look like a hug.

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I adhered them flat to the card and added the finishing touches I always use: a bit of sparkle with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen, glossy accents and black glaze pen on the eyes.

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Purr-maid Newton

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I applied Distress Oxide inks using a piece of acetate on some Ranger Glossy cardstock. I added several layers and made sure to dry each one with a heat tool before adding the next. When i was happy how it looked i dried it completely and added Ranger Micro glaze with a foam applicator. It made the background shiny and vibrant. I die cut a stitched scalloped rectangle from it for my ocean scene.

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I stamped, coloured and die cut the cute kitty mermaids and popped them up with foam tape on the background. I added some Stickles to the tails, glossy accent to the noses and the bra.

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I white heat embossed a sentiment on a black flag, cut the edge with the scalloped rectangle die to match the background and cut a narrower flag from a peacock cardstock scrap to mat under the black one. I used 3D foam tape to adhere it and embellished it with a seahorse.

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My card was finished when i had the idea of turning the mermaids into underwater flamenco dancers and added shell sequins in their paws as castagnetta. I love how it turned out.

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Manatee-rific

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For my card i created a distress inked background on Bristol Smooth cardstock and die cut a frame using 2 dies from the Frames and flags die set. On the inner piece i applied some Nuvo Glimmer paste through the Bubbly stencil.

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While it was drying i stamped the cute manatees and coloured them with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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I stamped the sentiments on some black flags with Versamark ink and white heat embossed them. For more interest i die cut the Bayou Backdrop die (Lawn Fawn) from vellum and adhered it to the frame.

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While assembling the card i added the manatees flat but popped up the sentiments and frame with 3D foam tape.

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Tropical Fish Stencil

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I started with a die cut scalloped rectangle from the Frames and flags die and masked off the edges. I applied distress inks lightly all over and then placed the Fish stencil on it and went back with the same inks. Before removing the stencil i spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

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I die cut the sentiment “sea you soon” from a funny, wave patterned craft foam – i thought it matched the theme so well. I used the Essential alphabet set and adhered them to the background with liquid glue.

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I used fog cardstock as a card base and popped up my focal panel using 3D foam tape.

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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 a 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 19th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 20th.

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

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

Hope you enjoyed today’s reveal and inspiration. Check back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

You are fintastic

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today with a card I made for the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #32.

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I started with creating the background on Bristol Smooth paper using Distress Inks: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans. I placed a Waves stencil from Newton’s Nook Design over it and went back with the same colours and also added Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Paste.

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Until it was drying I made the frame using the Bayou Backdrop die. I cut it 2 times from Bristol Smooth cardstock and on one of them I sponged Distress inks: Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. I adhered them together for more dimension.

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Then I stamped the fish images from the Fintastic friends stamp set, coloured with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also heat embossed the sentiment on vellum with white embossing powder.

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I assembled the card and arranged the fish on my little ocean scene. I used liquid glue and 3D foam tape to adhere the fish. I used  bit of glossy accents on their fins an stripes.

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I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #32, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Summer Fun and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Fun in the sun.

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Hope you like my card and will return soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Home décor with canvas

Hello Everyone,

I promised to show you the home décor project I have made for my crafty corner recently using Spellbinders products.

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I stamped the Tammy Tutterow What I Make With My Hands stamp on canvas from the Spellbinders Platinum Pack 1 set. I used Gina K Amalgam ink and lightly dabbed some Copic markers on the letters in a rainbow order. I added some shading too.

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When it was all done, I adhered some Gold Jewels from Studio Katia to the middle of the flowers for an extra bling.

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I placed the canvas in an Ikea Ribba frame (23cm*23cm), it fits perfectly.

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Thank you for your visit, I hope you got inspired and will make your own home décor on canvas.

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See you soon,

Zsofi

 

 

 

One of a kind – wood on cards

Hello Everyone,

I am here today to show you how you can use alternative materials also for cardmaking, like wood.

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I have recently got the Stephanie Low One of a Kind stamp and die set from Spellbinders. I love rubber stamps so much, they stamp so sharp and clean. I wanted to try to stamp on wood, and the balsa wood included in the Spellbinders Platinum Pack 5 is light enough to be added to a card. I used my Misti for stamping (I had to remove the foam pad as rubber stamps are thicker than the clear ones), but I got beautiful impression for the first time already. I used Gina K Amalgam ink (my new favourite) and to make the black deeper, I repeated the stamping once more. I used Copic markers and a cautious dabbing motion to apply a bit of colour.

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I cut down the wood piece with my Tim Holtz trimmer. It makes the edge a bit ragged, but I love the look, it adds to the natural wood-feel. I made a black mat for it and die cut a Nestabilities Fleur de Lis rectangle from gold foiled cardstock. I mounted it all on a peach card base to match the flower.

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As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to some of the leaves and a golden mini pearl to the centre of the flower.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired to try alternative materials on your cards. See you tomorrow with a fun home décor project I made for my craft corner.

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Hugs,

Zsofi