Monday, April 3, 2017

Welcome Baby cards by April Guest Designer Kaja Vezenšek

Today we have our first post from our April Guest Designer, Kaja Vezenšek! We are super excited to have Kaja join us this month!  We know you are going to love her fun and creative cards! Scroll down to read moreabout Kaja and to check out her first project below!

My name is Kaja and I'm from small European country called Slovenia. I go by the name 'Kajcyika crafts' in the crafty world and you can find me at I have to tell you that I am suuuper excited to be guest designing here at Newton's nook for a month of April!

I have been into crafting since I was little, but I never had time to do what I love until about two years ago when I started my university studies in local college. Since then I'm making cards for my family and friends and I love every second of it. I would define my style as clean and simple or clean and graphic. Oh, and I just love coloring! I could be in my craftroom just coloring for hours. I have recently started making cardmaking tutorials on YouTube so I will also add a video for every card I will make as a guest this month.

I'm so grateful for this opportunity here at Newton's Nook! Thank you for having me as your guest. Hope you will like what I have prepared for you! :)
Hello there!
It's Kaja from Kajcyika crafts! I am so honoured to be guest designing for Newton's nook designs in the month of April! Hope you will join me every week to see what I have created for you.

For my first post here I decided to make two cards with new Loveable laundry and it's coordinating die called stitched onesie.

Take a look of what I have created:
Welcome Baby cards by April Guest Designer Kaja Vezenšek | Loveable Laundry Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
I decided to make a video for you every week to explain how to make the cards I am making, so here is the one for these two:

Here's a video by Holly showing you how she created this fun card:

As you noticed I decided to make two cards. The very first thing for both of them was coloring of the onesies. I decided to go with my ZIG watercolor markers, so I stamped the images on my watercolor paper from Derwent (which is really smooth and works perfect with ZIGs!) and I just colored in the onesies. For the girly version I went with violets and for the boyish version I used some greens.

Next, I die cutted stitched scalloped border, using Sky borders die set on one side of my white card stock piece that was about 1 inch high and 4 inches wide. Later on, I stamped the words 'Welcome' and 'baby' from the same Loveable laundry set at the bottom of this piece.

The most time consuming task was to ink blend the rays in the background. I used Spun sugar distress ink and apply it directly to my card base. This color gives a really soft look and the rays are not as visible as on the other one.
Welcome Baby card by April Guest Designer Kaja Vezenšek | Loveable Laundry Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
For the second one, that I didn't show to you on the process video, I decided to go with Peacock feathers distress ink. This one is a bit more bold and you can see the actual rays better.
Welcome Baby card by April Guest Designer Kaja Vezenšek | Loveable Laundry Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
I used post it note stickies to achieve the look of the rays. I moved my notes in a semicircle way 6 times and I blended the color out from the middle towards the edge of the card.

In the end I just draw some stitching details in the edge with my black pen and glued everything together. For the finishing touch I added some sequins in the color of the rays and the cards were all finished! 

That's it for today. Hope that you like what I have created and that you will join me next monday! 



  1. So cute! A must have. Great cards.

  2. Congrats on guest designing!! Oh these cards are sooo sweet!! Love the sun rays and the colors you chose!! Awesome video too!!!!

  3. Amazing sweet cards!! You are so talented, thanks for sharing all the process!

  4. Welcome!! SO HAPPY to have you and EXCITED to see what you CREATE for the Release!! Love Love Love your SWEET Cards!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ❤️❤️❤️

  5. OMG! Love these stunning cards! Fantastic design and color choice!

  6. Kaja, these cards are totally AWESOME! (Pinned for inspiration! TFS!)

  7. Kaja, these are GORGEOUS!!!! :o) So happy to see you here as GD. :o)


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