Waffle Flower – Sneak Peek Kit 1

Welcome! I’m really excited to be sharing a sneak peek of a brand new product and idea from Waffle Flower! They are starting a subscription kit that is a sneak peek of products coming in a future release! It’s a whole new idea and really fun too! There’s just a few products to play with but they are so fun and you get an idea of what’s coming up from them at the same time!

In this kit you get a couple of oval shaker windows in different sizes, a sweet layered stencil and a small die set. I couldn’t resist using both shaker windows straight away! The smaller one fits the cute bunny ears in the die set perfectly! And the larger one fills your card front beautifully!

The kit comes in this fun zipper pouch to keep your goodies stored in or perhaps to use for future crafty planning too! The card slides out of the pocket on the front and has a few ideas plus the products included in the kit. I love it!

For this first card, I stenciled a panel with the layered Bow stencil using two teal inks. When I was finished I thought it would be fun to step it up by going back and adding glitz glitter gel to the polka dots on the first layer. Then I creating my shaker by die cutting an oval, inking the edges and lining the back with double-sided tape. I attached the shaker window half way around, sprinkled sequins inside and sealed the rest. Then I created my bunny ears and bow and added it to the top with liquid glue.

In hind sight it would be easier to add the sentiment before creating the shaker but I was able to do it as an after thought easy enough. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment last before attaching everything to a card base.

The second time around, I decided to add the sentiment to the cardstock oval so it’s inside the shaker. This sentiment is actually masked off from the Waffle Flower Happy Thanksgiving stamps set. I love how big and bold the word is and it fit perfectly!

This time for shaker bits, I added a rainbow of die cut bows along with my sequins. I love the touch this adds! Then I stenciled the same bows in the background in gray to keep it neutral and not detract from the shaker.

If you’d like to subscribe to this new, fun kit! Head to the Waffle Flower store on Feb. 1 and sign up!

For now though, we’re doing a giveaway of one kit from a commenter on my post! Winner will be chosen on Jan. 30 so comment before then to be entered!

Pink & Main – Love Language

Hello again everyone! Thanks for stopping by for your weekly dose of super cute Pink & Main inspiration. Today I’m finally able to feature a card using the new release! My package was very delayed so I was extra excited when it finally showed up. This release is incredible and it was really difficult to choose what to color first! This Love Language stamp and die set is fantastic for Valentine’s Day along with other occasions like anniversaries and just because cards too!

I started by arranging my stamps on a blank panel to see if a design came to me. I started with that beautiful floral heart but it was plain so I thought about the bouquet and then the sentiment fit so perfectly to balance the design that I couldn’t stamp things quick enough! I also stamped some extra flowers and leaves for that “extra” I love to do! I colored everything with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut it all out.

I took the white panel I was arranging my stamps on at the beginning and trimmed it to 4×5.25 inches before inking it up with the new Woven stencil and Pink & Main night sky ink. Then I smooshed the pad on my acrylic block, spritzed it with water and flicked that on my paper for extra texture. Have you tried this on your cards? It’s one of my favorite things ever!

Next, I glued the heart directly to the inked panel and popped the bouquet, sentiment and extra flowers up with foam squares. Then I added the panel to a white card base with foam tape.

Moving on to finishing touches, I started with my usual black glaze pen on the eyes of that sweet bouquet and Touch of Gloss on the flower centers and bow. Then I pulled out the Rainbow Pearls Set 2 because those colors matched the tones I used so well and landed on the peach colored ones to scatter on the design. I love pearls so much! They’re so soft and pretty. Don’t you think?

I think this will make a sweet Valentine but would also be amazing for an anniversary too!

Products used today:
Love Language stamps and dies
Woven stencil
Night Sky ink
Ergonomic Blending Brush
Rainbow Pearls 2 embellishments
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Touch of Gloss
Foam squares and tape

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

Newton’s Nook – Box of Chocolates Shaker and Giveaway

Hey friends! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today with a “sweet” shaker card to share with you! Pun intended. Lol. My intentions were for my heart shaker to look like a box of chocolates and I had so much fun coloring them all!

I started by die cutting the scalloped heart first. Then I lined up the Heartfelt Love image and stamped it. I used copic markers to color everything. I kept to the E30 and E50s for chocolate and R20s for accent colors. I was imagining this to be everything from white to dark chocolate and super yummy to boot!

Once everything was colored, I cut another scalloped heart from kraft and then cut the next smallest heart from that to create a frame. I cut another scalloped heart from acetate and adhered these together with liquid glue. Then I lined the frame with foam strips, sprinkled my pixie dust inside and sealed it up with the colored chocolates.

I die cut a red scalloped rectangle using the largest Frames & Flags die and splattered it with white paint. Once the paint was dry I added foam tape and adhered it to a white card base.

Next, to finish up the box of chocolates, I chose a sentiment from Heartfelt Love, stamped and heat embossed it and then die cut it with the smallest oval in the Oval Frames die set. I punched a hole in it and tied it to the box with sparkle twine from my stash.

To add the heart to my card front, I placed foam tape on the back but avoided the twine so it lays nice and flat. After that, my card is all finished. It’s simple but fun and definitely gives that Valentine vibe I was looking for.

Products used today:
Heartfelt Love stamps
Heart Frames dies
Oval Frames dies
Frames & Flags dies
Foam strips and tape
Embossing ink and powder
Pixie Dust micro beads – Rosetta

GIVEAWAY

As a way of celebrating continuing on with the Newton’s Nook Design Team and everything they do for us. I am hosting a giveaway of some super fabulous Newton’s Nook goodies. I’ve got a set of the new stickers plus a couple of fabulous stamp sets and a paper pad.

To enter, just comment on here with your favorite Newton’s Nook product – new or old – or maybe something you’d like to see them create! Giveaway closes Feb. 1. Winner will be announced on the blog Feb. 2.

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

Newton’s Nook – Paw-sitive Vibes Tag

Hello everyone! I’m finally back with another Tag Time Saturday. We had a competition last weekend that I made a sweet little tag for but I was running very behind and never got photos of it. So, trust me, it was cute and she liked it. Lol.

Today I have a tag featuring Newton’s Nook stamps, dies and stencils. All colored in my daughter’s school colors to bring the extra good vibes because today is her Category Championships!

School colors are orange and black but I like to add white in with it so it’s not so dark. I stamped the fun balloon image from Sky High Celebrations and colored everything with my copic markers. The pup slightly resembles the coloring of one of our puppies and Newton is colored like our Oreo kitty. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and set it aside to make a crafty mess on my tag base.

I die cut the Bookmark die from light teal cardstock and taped the Cloudy Sky stencil over top. I inked it up with white pigment ink but didn’t think the clouds showed up good enough. So I went bold and switched to iridescent Glitz Gel for sparkly goodness in the background!

The sentiments in this set didn’t totally fit the occasion so I went digging, thinking I would piece something together. Then I found this entire sentiment in the Newton’s Kite set from last spring. It’s fun and perfect! I stamped the large words on a banner from the Banner Trio die set and the rest of the sentiment on a circle from Circle Frames.

Once the glitz gel was dry, I added everything with foam squares. Then I die cut a second tag from white cardstock and threaded ribbon through the holes to attach them together. To finish that part off, I tied a bow with twine and glued it in place at the top.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to noses and beaks and then all of the balloon highlights. Then I came in with black glaze pen on the puppy and bird eyes. I let it dry and added white highlight back in the puppy’s eyes.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and it inspires you to look at your stamps in a different way to extend their use!

Products used today:
Sky High Celebrations stamps and dies
Newton’s Kite stamps
Banner Trio dies
Bookmark dies
Circle Frames dies
Cloudy Sky stencil
Thermoweb Glitz Gel – iridescent
Thermoweb stencil pal
Ultrabond liquid glue
Foam squares
Glossy accents

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

Newton’s Nook – Release Day Bonus Card Set

Happy Friday everyone!!! The Newton’s Nook January Release is officially available for purchase! I hope you love it and would be super excited to hear what you choose to snag from it.

Today I have a set of cards to share using the Love & Chocolate paper pad. This design goes well with virtually any paper pad but I thought it was extra fun for Valentine’s Day coming quick and wanted to share some inspiration.

Since the paper pads are double sided, I chose four designs and cut them into4 – 2×2 3/8 rectangles. Then I cut those rectangles in half diagonally – two going one way and two going the other so the designs that had a direction had options of where to be placed.

I arranged the pieces so each background has one of each design, then glued them to copy paper and added foam tape to the back of that. Next, I cut 4 of the same heart using the Heart Frames dies to pop up in the center of each background. I die cut a few banners using the Banner Trio dies and heat embossed sentiments from the Heartfelt Love stamps on each one.

Here’s a less busy photo of just one card so you get the idea. These are easy to create in mass and fun with all of those awesome designs to choose from in the different paper pads.

Remember if you change the center shape to a circle or star, you could create birthday, get well, thinking of you, the sky is the limit! Also, the Roundabout and Heartfelt stamp lines from Newton’s Nook are absolutely PERFECT for sentiments in the Banner Trio dies. This expands your sentiment choices ten-fold!

Products used today:
Love & Chocolate paper pad
Heart Frames dies
Banner Trio dies
Heartfelt Love stamps
Pink & Main embossing ink with frosting embossing powder
Foam tape
Liquid glue

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

Newton’s Nook – January Release Reveals Day 4

I can’t believe it’s already the final day of release reveals for the Newton’ Nook January Release! I hope you have loved everything as much as we do and are excited for today’s inspiration and tomorrow’s fantastic shopping day!

Never Enough Cats stamps and dies

Just like Monday and Tuesday, yesterday and today have a little theme. Catering to the dog and cat lovers alike.

I softened things up today and created a slimline scene with this pile of adorable kitties! Also, before I started coloring this image, I went back and forth deciding to color all the same kind of kitty or different ones. Ultimately, I went with different because in all my years we have never had two cats that looked the same. So why start now?!?

I inked the sky with the Petite Clouds stencil and added die cuts from the Sky Scene Builder die set, along with my stamped sentiment. The hearts from the set are glued directly to the card front while the others are popped up.

Then I used the grass stencil to add my ground in a couple of layers before popping the image and that cute speech bubble up with foam tape. This just makes me smile!

Moving on to finishing touches today, I added stardust Stickles to the sun and clouds in the sky and glossy accents to all the hearts, kitty noses and toe beans.

Would you like to win the “Never Enough Cats” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

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

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

Pink & Main – Dream Big

Hey friends! It’s time for sneak peaks with Pink & Main for the new release on Friday but my package didn’t arrive so I’m here with a little inspiration using lots of great previously release products. I hope you like it!

I pulled out these sweet pups from Puppy Love that released in time for Valentine’s Day last year and decided to put a different spin on them. This dreaming pup just called out to me and my daughter insisted that I add the tennis ball to his dream bubble in spirit of our pup who is recently obsessed with “the ball!” Lol. It’s so fun! I stamped and colored everything with copic markers before using the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I chose 4 colors from the Sweater Weather paper pad and cut them with a Mod Stitched Rectangle die. I layered them together and adhered them with EZ Squeeze liquid glue. Once the placement was how I liked it, I added that to a white card base and trimmed off the excess. This is when it hit me to use the Thin Alpha dies to create my own sentiment.

I cut the letters out and arranged everything before gluing them down. I used foam squares to add my sentiments and switched to finishing touches next.

For that I started with Touch of Gloss on the puppy’s nose and tennis ball. Then I pulled out my pearls and added a scattering matching each color of paper on the card front. I found coordinating colors in Rainbow Pearls and the teal was in Rainbow Pearls II.

Products used:
Puppy Love stamps and dies
Mod Stitched Rectangles dies
Thin Alpha dies
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Touch of Gloss
Rainbow Pearls
Rainbow Pearls II
Sweater Weather paper pad

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

Newton’s Nook – January Release Reveals Day 3

Okay, it’s day 3 of the Newton’s Nook January Release reveals and we’re switching gears. It’s SOOOOOOOOO FUN!!!!

Never Enough Dogs stamps and dies

Is this not the sweetest image ever!?! I just adore it and completely relate on a ridiculous level! Trust me, if there are animals at a place, that’s where I’ll be. You all can have the people. I love critters!

I went a little bold and dark for today’s card but it would be so easy to lighten things up changing the color palette. I also let myself have fun and creative license when coloring all these cute pups! I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and then went back to add a couple extra hearts to go with the fun little speech bubble too.

My background is started with distress oxide sprays in wilted violet and mermaid lagoon. I got these for Christmas and have been enjoying playing around with them. Once the panel was dry, I layered the Woofs stencil over top and blended a little black ink fading from the top left to lower right.

I trimmed the panel down to 4×5.25 inches and popped it up on a black panel before adhering them to a card base. I die cut a rounded banner from the Banner Trio set and heat embossed a sentiment on it. Then I added everything with foam squares.

For finishing touches today, I started with black glaze pen on all puppy eyes. Then glossy accents on all puppy noses and hearts. I also added that to the dots on the scarf and both medallions on the collars. Once the glaze pen was dry, I added the white highlight back to the two dogs that have them in the original stamped image.

Would you like to win the “Never Enough Dogs” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

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

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

Newton’s Nook – January Release Reveals Day 2

Welcome back everyone! We’re moving along today to another sweet heart stamp set with coordinating dies.

Newton’s Heart stamps and dies

I had fun using patterned paper for by background yesterday so for today’s card I made a huge, wonderful crafty mess! It was glorious and made my heart happy. I hope you enjoy it too!

I started with teal cardstock and inked it up using the Bokeh Hearts stencil – first with wilted violet distress oxide ink. I made sure I had a good layer so these hearts really popped. Then for the second layer I added bubblegum glitz glitter gel from Thermoweb. After the panel was completely dry I spritzed and flicked water everywhere and let that dry. I was too clean still so then I came back with white paint and now I’m in love!

I stamped and colored Newton with copic markers, keeping him light and simple to pop against all the color in the background. I tried my best to match markers with the teal cardstock for my heart – BG13, BG32 and BG11 did the job pretty well.

I used the coordinating die to cut Newton out. Then I die cut my background panel with the second largest Frames Squared die and also cut a purple circle from the same set to go behind Newton.

To assemble my card, I wrapped twine around the square and tied it in a bow on the right side. Then I carefully added foam tape to the back, avoiding the twine and popped the panel up on a white card base. Then I did the same think with the purple circle and finally added Newton on top!

For finishing touches I simply added glossy accents to Newton’s nose and toe beans. I love all that texture and sparkle! It’s so fun!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Heart” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

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

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

Newton’s Nook – January Release Reveals Day 1

Hello everyone! I’m very excited to be here to share the first Newton’s Nook Release of 2023! It’s adorable and packed full of fun! Let’s see what we get to reveal today!

Love & Chocolate and Love & Woofs paper pads

Puppy Heart stamps and dies

I had a blast with the paper pads along with today’s stamp and die reveal! To start let’s look at the card I created using Puppy Heart and the Love & Woofs paper pad together! It’s so fun!

To start my card today, I stamped and colored the sweet image from Puppy Heart with my copic markers. Then I went back and stamped the sentiment inside the heart and used the coordinating die to cut him out.

To create the background, I chose a piece of paper from the Love & Woofs paper pad and cut it in half at a diagonal. I flipped one over and adhered the two pieces to a white card base.

I die cut a scalloped circle from the Circle Frames dies out of iridescent vellum. I adhered the puppy with foam squares to the circle and hid tape runner behind him to attach the circle to the card front. Then I trimmed off the extra.

For finishing touches I just added sparkly twine to the left side of my card, tying it in a bow. Then I added black glaze pen to the puppy’s eyes and whisker dots and glossy accents to his nose. When the glaze pen was dry I added a white gel pen highlight back in.

Keeping with the puppy theme, here are a couple of bonus cards I created using just the Love & Woofs paper pad, along with the Paw Print shaker dies and Puppy Heart stamps for sentiments.

Again, I just cut the paper at an angle – two sheets this time so the angles were the same. I covered the seam with some silver glitter cardstock and popped the pawprints up with foam tape.

Would you like to win the “Puppy Heart” 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 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

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

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