Jane’s Doodles – Stinkin’ Cute

Hey friends!!! I’m super excited to share all the things with you today! I had a massive crafting session this weekend and created a ton of projects! It was so much fun and felt so good to be so productive! A handful of them all revolve around Jane’s Doodles’ set – Stinks! – so I thought I would group them all into one blog post to share with you.

It’s going to be long but I hope you’ll bear with me because there is so much cuteness to share. I hope you’ll find some fun inspiration along the way. Let’s get started with a peek at everything and then I’ll break it all down in case you’re curious.

This whole thing came about because I needed to create some gift tags for my daughter’s Valentine gifts she is delivering to friends in a few weeks. We both decided that the sentiments in this set plus the ADORABLE skunks were just too perfect to pass up. But I couldn’t stop at tags, I just wanted to color a million of these cuties so we’ve ended up with some string art, a dozen tags and two cards…and I love it all!

Let’s start with the tags. I’ve been fairly obsessed with Trinity Stamps nested hearts dies lately, so I cut 12 white ones in the middle size. Then used Newton’s Nook grass & hills and clouds stencils on it. I adhered the skunks with tape runner and stamped the sentiments, some hearts and a flower on them assembly line style. I die cut another heart the same size in pink and adhered them together for stability. Then I punched holes, added twine and glued some red bows on. My daughter loves taking her time with handwriting so she’ll add to and from herself to the back of each one. I just love them!

Next, I made some cards with extra images I had colored. Aside from the Jane’s Doodles Stinks! skunks, the goodies on these cards are all Newton’s Nook. They’re pretty self explanatory but I used stencils for the backgrounds – hills & grass, cloudy sky, argyle, and bokeh hearts. Then I used dies like frames & flags, framework and fancy edge tags for the components. Then everything is pretty much attached with foam tape or foam squares because I love dimension on my cards.

My final project today is another string art creation that popped in my head and I just had to create! I added water to my acrylic paint to create more of a white wash look, rather than the coated paint. I love this and will be making more with this idea. I used another one of the Trinity Stamps nested hearts to outline my nails for the string art. Then I die cut additional Stinks! images so each one is layered 4 times for stability and added with foam squares. I die cut LOVE from the Trinity Stamps marshmallow alphabet and adhered that directly to the wood with liquid glue. I finished things off with some red hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook conversation hearts clay embellishments.

Phew, that was a lot. Thank you so much for making it this far. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. I hope you found some inspiration to create something wonderful! Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Designer’s Nook Sneak Peek

Hey friends! Tomorrow is another Newton’s Nook Designer’s Nook newsletter and it’s my turn again! I’ve got some really awesome fun included in this one and it has nothing to do with a card!

I hope you’ll head over and subscribe if you’re not already so you don’t miss out! It’s super adorable! You won’t regret it!

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I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – With Sympathy

Hey friends! Happy Friday! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with a sympathy card using some goodies from the new release. I find that I’m never in the mood to make a sympathy card when I need one so it’s good to just always have a couple in my stash, ready for such a yucky occasion.

For today’s card, I die cut a white card base and a piece of paper from the Thankful paper pad with the largest Mod Stitched Rectangle and adhered them together with liquid glue. Then I stamped images from Always and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

At this point I decided not to use the sentiments in the set but a die cut one from the Sympathy Slim Line die set. I cut the shadow from vellum and the words from white cardstock 4 times. I glued them all together with liquid glue and started assembling my card. The heart is added with foam tape and the sentiment is glued directly to that with liquid glue. Then the butterfly was added with a foam square.

I didn’t think it was appropriate to add a lot of bling or shimmer to a card with this tone so I kept finishing touches simple with some Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the butterfly and that’s all.

Once my card was finished I thought it would be perfect to stamp one of the sentiments from Always on the inside with the butterfly images too. I don’t do this often but this was just perfect.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – January Release Day 4

It’s the final day of reveals for the Newton’s Nook January Release and it’s packed with one more adorable dose of amazing! I hope you love it and have your list ready for release day tomorrow!

Newton’s Mug

Love Cafe

I definitely had a rainbow theme going on this release because here it is again today. I have two fun cards to share with you, using each stamp set we’ve revealed today.

I had a rainbow idea for Love Cafe as soon as I stamped the first image, so I just went back immediately and stamped it two more times. I colored the images with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I used the framework die to create a gray panel and inked it up with the mugs stencil in gray ink. I cut another framework panel from white and trimmed it off. Using my images as a guide I stamped one of the sentiments from the set and adhered the framework panels together. I stamped some stripes on a teal panel and added foam tape to everything. I love dimension and shine! Needless to say, I finished things off with some glossy accents to the mug hearts and unicorn Stickles to the steam and heart on the sentiment.

With Newton’s Mug, I decided to add the sentiment to the mug after I colored it with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and set it aside to decide on my background. I love making a mess in the craft room so I did a little ink smooshing with Tombow brush pens and die cut the panel from the Frame and Flags scalloped rectangle. I popped the panel up with foam tape and also popped Newton up with foam squares. For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to his now and scattered some rainbow pearls in the background.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Mug” or the “Love Café” 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)! Thewinner 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Trinity Stamps – Monster Hugs String Art

Hello again! Today I’m also over on the Trinity Stamps blog and I’m sharing this REALLY COOL Valentine themed decoration project. I hope you like it because I’m REALLY EXCITED about it!

I have had this idea in my head for years and finally took the time to try it out and I’m so happy with the results. My husband was building a workbench in the garage so I was spending time with him, helping when he needed it. There were a pile of leftover 2x4s on the ground and I suddenly thought, why not!?! So I started sanding one, it was taking forever so I switched to the belt sander. Then I pulled out acrylic paints and painted them all different colors.

While those were drying, I came up to the craft room and pulled out my Nested Hearts dies and cut 3 different sizes from regular printer paper. Then I made marks along the edges about a 1/2 inch apart. When the blocks were dry I used a little washi tape on the back of the paper hearts to hold them in place and I started hammering my nails in along the dots.

For the string art piece, I just tied embroidery thread to one nail and started wrapping it around, criss-crossing here and there. No rhyme or reason. Trying not to think about it too hard. At the end I went one time around the outside edge to create an outline around the heart and tied it off the same way I started, just a simple square knot.

Once the string art was done, I pulled out my stamps and dies and started to work on that portion. Once I stamped and colored everything with my copics, I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out. Then I cut everything an additional 3 times and glued them together for extra depth and stability. Monster Hugs comes from the Sending Hugs die set and all of the other images used come from Monster Love, including all the hearts.

All of the images on the wood blocks are popped up with foam squares and the images that are on the string art are adhered with liquid glue.

I truly hope you enjoyed this project and found a little inspiration to create something wonderful! Remember, it doesn’t even have to be a card. 😉 Think outside the box. I know I’ll be making more of these projects as I find those scraps lying around the garage. Lol.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – January Release Day 3

This week is just chugging along! We’re already to day 3 of the Newton’s Nook January Release and today we are sharing another fabulous stamp and die set with you!

Love Emergency

As usual, I couldn’t decide which images to use because I just love them all so I didn’t. I made a card and a coordinating tag to share with you instead!

For today’s projects, I pulled out the square masking stencil and used it a little differently. I lined up the etched lines with my white panel and inked up two squares. Then I shifted the stencil to the opposite corner and inked them up with the opposite colors giving a cool overlap in the center.

For my card, I trimmed the stenciled panel down to 4×5.25 and added foam tape to the back. I die cut a couple of speech bubbles and stamped sentiments on them that coordinated with the image I was using. I added foam squares to the back of everything and popped them in place. Last, I added glossy accents to the card wheels, lights and accent images too. Then I finished things off with a couple of white clay hearts.

I created the tag the same way as the card, just adding a black hole reinforcer to the top, some silver ribbon, and tied it with black and white baker’s twine.

Would you like to win the “Love Emergency” 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)! Thewinner 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – January Release Day 2

Hello again! We’re on to day 2 of the Newton’s Nook January release reveals and I’m completely smitten with today’s goodies!

Smitten Kittens

Slimline Masking Stencils – Circle and Square

Slimline Masking Stencils – Hearts

I had soooo much fun creating with these products. Today I have 2 cards to share with you showcasing those adorable kittens and a couple of the new masking stencils too. Then I’ll have even more stencil fun for you tomorrow!

I immediately stamped out that cute kitty couple and colored them up, knowing I was creating a fun Valentine card with them.

For this card, I inked up the hearts using the new masking stencil and then added glitz gel to the center heart for a little extra focus. Then I used the gingham stencil and blue ink for a tone-on-tone look for the rest of my card. I stamped a couple of sentiments from the set in the open hearts and popped the kitties up with foam squares in the center. Then I popped the whole panel up with foam tape on a red card base. I finished things off with some red and white clay hearts, glossy accents on the kitty noses and black glaze pen on the kitty’s eyes that are open.

This card was so much fun to create! I took a panel and centered the circle masking stencil on it. I inked up the 3 spaces and then shifted the stencil and inked up another 3, then I shifted it the other way and inked up the last one, giving me a wonderful rainbow! I stamped and colored that fantastic kitty and cut him out with the coordinating die.

I thought my background was a little lacking so I took the paw print stamp from Smitten Kittens and stamped it in the same color as the circle area I was stamping in. Then I took some watered down black acrylic paint and flicked it all over too. I wanted my card base to match so I also flicked the paint on a gray card base and then popped the panel up with foam tape.

For my sentiment, I went with a speech bubble which I popped up with foam squares along with the kitten. Finishing touches on this card were just glossy accents on the kitty’s toe beans and nose and black glaze pen on his eyes.

Would you like to win the “Smitten Kittens” 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)! Thewinner 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Coffee Love Monster

Welcome everyone! Today is the first Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. I had sooooo much fun playing with a bunch of different products from Trinity Stamps to create a coffee love monster. I hope you like her too!

I started this card by die cutting the pieces to my monster using the Make-a-Monster dies. Then I cut the pieces to that yummy frap with the Summertime Sips dies. I took the Heartburst stencil and inked red and dark pink hearts on the cup for a little interest. I die cut the largest Slimline Modern Embossed Panel from light blue and the same red as the monster arms. Then with the red panel I took the cloud die from Slimline Scenic Borders and cut the top off creating some monster hair.

Now for assembly…I did this in steps. I glued all of the frap cup pieces together and then used it as a guide where to glue the monster face on. I glued the monster panel to the blue background panel and moved on to deciding where to add my sentiment. I tried up in the sky but I didn’t like it so I die cut a banner from the Mini Slimline Card and Envelope die set and stamped a sentiment from Love and Stuff on that. This is popped up with foam squares.

Moving on to finishing touches, I decided that my monster was a girl and she needed a bow so I die cut the smallest from the Bunch of Bows set and put it together. I used liquid glue and my tweezers to attach it to the top right side of the monster. Then I pulled out some adorable clay hearts from the Craft Hugs embellishment mix which was an exclusive Trinity handed out at Creativation last year. These tiny hearts were just the ticket to finish off my card.

Phew, that was a lot of steps. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did creating it!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – January Release Day 1

Welcome to Newton’s Nook’s first release of the new year! I’m super excited to share everything with you. You’re just going to love it all!!! I really did! Let’s jump in today with two stamp sets and a new die set that works with them both!

Heartfelt Love + Heart Frames coordinate perfectly with the already released Banner Trio dies

Heartfelt Roses + Heart Frames coordinate perfectly with the already release Banner Trio dies

Now that this is out of the bag, I’m super excited to share my card with you today. I used both of these fabulous stamps along with the new heart frame dies and banner trio dies to create a fun interactive card.

For the front, I stamped and heat embossed heartfelt love on a piece of iridescent vellum and die cut it with the largest scalloped heart. Then I die cut the largest heart from red cardstock. I die cut a banner and stamped my sentiment on it and adhered all my layers together.

Then I stamped the heartfelt love image on copic paper and colored it like a box of chocolates! I did the same layering here and moved on to assembling my box. I cut 2 – 1/2 inch strips of red cardstock and glued them to each red heart. I didn’t like seeing the hinges on the inside so I cut a third red heart and added it to the inside of the lid.

For my actual card assembly, I cut a pink card base that measures 5×5 and used a corner rounder punch on all 4 corners. Then I cut a square from white cardstock using one of the square frames dies and wrapped some gold cording around it and tied it with a bow. I added foam tape to the back and popped it on the card base. Then I added foam tape to the back of my box of chocolates and added it to the card front as well.

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Love” or the “Heartfelt Roses” 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)! Thewinner 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Birch Press Design – Hearts and Hugs

Happy weekend everyone! I hope your day is starting off wonderfully and you are able to enjoy it! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today sharing a step-by-step how I created this pair of slimline heart filled hug cards.

I started by choosing colors and die cutting the layers to my hearts. After gluing them together, I went with an ink smooshing technique for the background so I pulled out my Tombow waterbrush pens and made an inky mess. I love doing this!

I adhered the panels to card bases, then the hearts on there. I chose a sentiment and cut the layers. The shadow is cut once and the word is cut 4 times for each color. I used liquid glue to adhere them together and to the card front.

Then I finished things off with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in coordinating colors…just in the background for the red and blue but I added them to the hearts of the purple card just to try something new.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!