Newton’s Nook – Sending Uplifting Smiles Blog Hop

Today the Newton’s Nook Designs and Inky Paws Challenge Team members are hopping along to Send Uplifting Smiles! Our goal today is to help brighten your day with uplifting and encouraging cards that will make you smile! We know that many of you are under stay home orders to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus and during this time of social distancing it’s more important than ever to keep in touch with family and friends! We encourage you to spend some time creating and sending cards to those who matter to you! Check out all the stops in this hop to get inspired on ways you can send uplifting smiles!

Leave comments at all the stops on the hop for a chance to win a store credit to our shop (details at the bottom of this post). 

To make this card, I started by die cutting my slimline panels. On the smaller one I stamped and heat embossed the small donut and a sentiment from Newton’s Donut in white. Then I took distress inks in picked raspberry and spun sugar and blended them over the embossing. I buffed away the excess ink and my background is finished.

I popped it up on a slimline card with foam tape for some dimension and moved on to coloring my image. I stamped Newton and colored him with copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut him out. He’s popped up with foam squares and I moved on to finishing touches.

For this card, I used glossy accents on the donut sprinkles and Newton and then added some clay heart embellishments throughout the background of the design.

What will you create? Newton’s Nook Designs is having a sale this weekend too so you can stock up on your favorites to make some cards today! Check out their shop at for details! 

Send Uplifting Smiles Hop Giveaway!
Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?
We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

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 Monday, April 20th, at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, April 21st.

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
Amanda Wilcox <— YOU ARE HERE! 🙂
Debbie Owens
Diane Morales
Becky Noelle
Crystal Komara

34 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook – Sending Uplifting Smiles Blog Hop

  1. Ohhhh I am loving your slimline look with sweet Newton! And all the pink! AND donuts! This is happy on a card!
    Great embossing and gradient blending – just the cutest! Thanks for sharing SMILES with us today!

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  2. You must have wonderful eyesight to use the glossy accents on those tiny dots & sprinkles! lol I am impressed! And it’s a lovely card, too. Cute!

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  3. HI Amanda – this slim card is luscious – I love the pick and Newton hanging from that donut as well – hmmm I would love a nutty donut right now – truly a lovely card – TFS and for the hop — have a blessed day!

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