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Newton’s Nook – Retirement Week

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good! 

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from our retiring list! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

Today I’m showcasing the amazing Winston character in Papa Bear. I love this sweet bear so much! I just think he’s adorable and so fun!

For my card today, I used the plaid stencil on a white panel with teal and guava inks and then did another layer of stripes with Thermoweb brilliant blue glitz gel. Then I took another panel and used Thermoweb copper metallix gel through the cascading stars stencil. While those were drying, I stamped a few of the images from Papa Bear and colored them with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and liquid glue to adhere the bow and tie to the bears.

I’m an only child and so is my daughter, so I really love this image having the papa bear holding his little girl. It brings back lots of memories.

Next, I die cut a frame from Framework out of a guava colored cardstock that matches the ink I used on the plaid panel. Then I cut the fancy edges tag from vellum and heat embossed a senitment on it. I also cut the hole reinforcer from blue, glued it on and threaded some teal ribbon through the hole.

Once my panels were dry, I die cut the plaid with he largest Framework die and the stars with the third largest square in Frames Squared. Then it was time to adhere all these awesome layers together.

I cut a blue panel for my card front that matches the hole reinforcer on the tag and also matches the glitz gel in the plaid. I glued this to a white card base and popped the plaid panel up with foam tape. Next, I adhered the guava frame to the stars panel and popped them up with foam on the plaid panel. I added foam squares to my images and adhered them to the tag. This was I can hide the glue behind the images to adhere the tag to the star panel.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added black glaze pen to the bear’s eyes and glossy accents their noses, bow and tie. Once the glaze pen was dry, I went back in with a white gel pen and added the highlights back in.

Don’t forget to visit the Retiring Products Category to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and found some inspiration to create something wonderful. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Avery Elle – Special Delivery

Hey friends! I have a really adorable card today featuring some Avery Elle goodies. I’ve been so excited for their recent release that it inspired me to pull out things I already have and play with them.

To create today’s card, I stamped images from Sending Hugs and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I did want to slip the elephant inside he envelope so I stamped it a second time and used the special die in the set to cut it out. Then I used liquid glue to adhere it all together, including the flower in the elephant’s hand. I put this in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment on the bottom in Lawn Fawn guava ink.

Next, I inked up a white panel with stormy sky and tumbled glass distress oxide inks. I kept the stormy sky to the center so it was a little shadow coming out from behind the envelope. Once that was blended, I splattered it with watered down ink of both colors and let it dry. Then I ran it through my die cut machine with the quilted backdrop die. I added foam tape to the back, keeping the center cut out in place and adhered it to a white card base. Then I added foam tape to the back of my image and popped it on too.

For finishing touches, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in wedgwood blue to all the points where the quilted stitching meets. Then I added glossy accents to the “berry” looking flowers and heart in the speech bubble. I brushed a little Wink of Stella glitter on the flower in the elephant’s hand and also added black glaze pen to the elephant’s eyes.

I just think this card turned out so sweet! I can’t wait to play with this set some more and add the other critters to the mix too!

Products used on today’s card, using affiliate inks at no additional cost to you:
Avery Elle Sending Hugs stamps and dies
Avery Elle Quilted Frame die
Lawn Fawn guava ink
Nuvo Crystal Drops – wedgwood blue
Distress oxide inks – tumbled glass, stormy sky
Glossy accents
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen

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

Pink & Main – Get Through This Together

Hey friends! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today sharing this really sweet slimline “there for you” card. I took some images from a couple of sets and made it even more custom with a sentiment from yet another set.

I started today’s card by laying out the stamps on a slimline size panel to see what I could get to fix in my scene. Then I stamped the images, colored them with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Next, I blended distress oxide inks on two different panels. One color scheme was squeezed lemonade and spiced marmalade, while the other was mowed lawn, tumbled glass and mermaid lagoon. I spritzed both panels with water and flicked some watered down spiced marmalade on the lighter panel and mermaid lagoon on the blue panel.

Next, I ran the yellow/orange panel through the die cutter with the slim line plaid die and then adhered it with liquid glue to the blue panel. I glued this to a white card base and moved on to finishing the final placement of my images.

Those were adhered with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares. All of the foliage and the beehive are glued directly to the card front. The bees and bears are popped up on foam squares.

For my sentiment, I dug through my stash and found one I liked in the Sunny Greetings stamp set. The coordinating die set comes with sentiment strips in it, so I stamped the sentiment and used a strip to die cut it out. I adhered it with a couple of foam strips.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the bear’s noses and flower centers. Then I came back with star dust Stickles on the bee’s wings.

Isn’t this scene just too cute!?! I love these bears and was happy to ink them up again!

Here are the products I used on today’s card:
Berry Sweet stamps and dies
Happy Fall stamps and dies
Sunny Greetings stamps and dies
Plaid Slim Line die
Distress oxide inks
Glossy Accents
Stickles – star dust

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

Newton’s Nook – I Just PLANE Like You Easel Card

Hey friends! I’m up on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing this really fun circle shaped easel card! I’ve never made one before and was inspired by my friend Leica who makes adorable ones of these from time to time. They always get me and I had no clue how easy and fun they were to create!

Here’s a look at the card front, flat like it would come out of the envelope. Isn’t it the cutest!?! I used Winston Takes Flight stamps and dies, along with the Circle Frames dies and the new Petite Clouds stencil.

I started by stamping and coloring the images with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and glued the banner to the back of the airplane. I chose 2 lighter blue cardstocks and cut the darker one with the scalloped circle in the circle frames die set. Then I grabbed my Trinity Stamps embossed circle stack dies and cut the lighter one from a size that fit just barely inside the stitching on the scalloped circle. Then I taped it to the petite clouds stencil and spread transfer gel through it. I set it aside to dry while I created my easel pieces. This is also when I turn my laminator on so it’s heated up when I’m ready to use it.

For those, I die cut the scalloped circle 2 more times from white cardstock and then just one edge from a scrap. I took one of the full white circles and scored it at .5 inch from one side and 1.5 inches from the other. Then I folded it into a Z-fold. I glued the .5 inch flap to the other white panel and set it aside to dry. Next, I grabbed the scrap scalloped circle edge I cut and trimmed it straight across with my paper trimmer. Then I placed it in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment from the Floral Roundabout on it. I added foam squares to the back and adhered it to the bottom of the white circle I just glued the Z-fold to. This is the stopper for your easel.

With my transfer gel dry, I ran the cloud panel through my laminator with blue decofoil flock! Soooo much fuzzy fun! I love flocking! Next, I took both blue panels and placed them in my splatter box and splattered watered down white and black acrylic paint on them for a little extra fun texture. Once they were dry, I adhered them together with foam tape. Then I glued this panel to the bottom half of the Z-fold circle attached to my card base.

I added foam squares to the back of Winston and added him to the front of the card. Moving on to finishing touches, I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the star on the plane. Then I added glossy accents over the top of the whole circle plus Winston’s goggles and nose. I also added some Wink of Stella to either end of the banner for a little shimmer in the light.

I just can’t get over how cute this is and how much fun it is going to be to give it to someone! I love that it can be displayed in such a fun way after they receive it more than anything!

Have you ever made and easel card? I’m totally hooked and can’t wait to make more of them now!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Everything’s Going to be OWL-right

Hi there friends! Today I have an adorable Miss Ink Stamps card to share with you. It features the Say Cheese! stamp set which I absolutely adore! It’s got super cute images and wonderful sentiments! I paired it with the Scene Builder: Meadow stamps and Basket Case stencil to create my card today.

I started by stamping one of the images from the meadow scene builder on a white panel and colored it with my copic markers. Then I took another panel and trimmed it down to 4×5.25 inches and cut a circle window from the center. I taped the basket case stencil in pace and inked it up with a light gray ink.

Finally, I stamped images from Say Cheese and colored them with my copics. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and moved on to assembling my card.

To make sure the scene showed through my window correctly, I used post-it tape to tape the scene and the window panels together, added glue to the back and adhered the scene panel to a card base. I removed the tape and added foam tape to the back of the window panel, then placed it down. Next, I added foam squares to the back of my images and added them to the scene.

I chose my sentiment, placed my card in my MISTI and stamped it at the bottom. For finishing touches, I added star dust Stickles to the pom poms on the mouse’s hat and flowers in the meadow. Then I added glossy accents to the owl beaks and feet, and the mouse’s nose too.

This was a really fun card to create! I hope you liked it and found some inspiration to create something wonderful.

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

Trinity Stamps – Words Cannot Express My Gratitude

Welcome back again! I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog today with this super adorable mime card featuring stamps from the newest release paired with older products that might already be in your stash!

Here’s a little walk through of how I created today’s card. And of course, it starts with getting messy!

I inked up a panel with distress oxide inks in ripe persimmon, candied apple and fired brick. I’ve been having fun trying new combinations with my inks lately and definitely like how bold and vibrant this one is.

Next, I splattered it with water and black acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I die cut it with the staggered rectangles die and kept only the inner rectangles from the windows seen here.

Next, I die cut a black panel with the same die, keeping only the frames this time. I also chose a striped patterned paper from the Black and White paper pad and die cut it with the largest slimline stitched panel die.

Finally, I stamped and colored the super cute images from Once Upon a Mime and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Since there are 4 kiddos in this set, I stamped a duplicate one and colored him different to help set them apart.

Moving on to assembly, I added the striped panel to a white card base with liquid glue. Then I carefully spaced the rectangle frames, adhering them with liquid glue as well. Once those were in place it was easy to glue down the red panels inside and pop up all my kiddos with foam squares. I added the “extras” to the mimes with liquid glue as well.

Last, I finally chose a sentiment, stamped it and die cut it out. Then I popped it up, along with an extra heart and moved on to finishing touches. For those, I added black glaze pen to all the mime’s eyes and glossy accents to various things like hearts, the balloon and parts of the hats. Then I pulled out some gold watercolor and carefully painted the suspender buckles on everyone.

Isn’t this set just adorable!?! The sentiments are adorably punny and it’s all so much fun to create with!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Lovely Unicorns

Welcome everyone! Today I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog featuring this beautiful slimline unicorn card. It features some products from the recent release like Lovely Unicorns stamps and the scene builder: clouds and starry night stencils.

Since my blog is so packed today. I’m just going to show you the card and link you over to the Miss Ink Stamps blog HERE if you’d like to check out the details further.

I had a lot of fun getting inky and messy to create the background for this card. Be sure to check out the blog post if you’d like to see more process photos how I created it all.

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

Heffy Doodle – Hello Craft Friend Slider Card

Hello my wonderful friends! I am over the moon to announce that I’m guest designing for Heffy Doodle this month and today is my first post! I couldn’t resist their new release and had to order almost all of it…and I’m already wishing I had the rest. So, I’m sure I’ll be back for more soon. Head over and check it out if you haven’t already.

I just knew that I wanted my first card to feature these amazing pandas from the Pandtastic Painters set, the Messy Desk stencil and the new Slider Pop Up die set. So the first thing I did was pull those items out and start deciding on my design so I could stamp and color images. I colored everything with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut the images out.

After I had the images cut out, I inked up a panel with the Messy Desk stencil and cut it out with the Slider Pop Up die. Laying my images on the panel gave me the great idea to cut out the Heart Pencil from white cardstock and color those in with my copics too, as part of the background.

Now that I have the front of the card figured out, I went back and cut the piece of the Slider Pop Up that pulls out and makes the card move. I inked the top of it up to match the rest of my card front so it was seamless. Then I took a white card base and inked up the Messy Desk stencil where the slider would show when the tab is pulled. I also stamped a sentiment here for added fun!

Now that I have all of my pieces, it’s time to assemble my card. I added double sided tape to the bottom of the slider mechanism and attached the card that you use to pull out. Next, I added more double sided tape to the back of the front panel on the sides and bottom, staying away from the sliding card, and adhered it to my card base.

Then for the front of the card, I adhered the Pandtastic images to the Heart Pencil with liquid glue. I carefully added foam squares to the bottom portion of the images that will be sticking to the moving mechanism. Remember to keep adhesive only below the crease line. I popped the images in place softly and tested it out just to make sure. When everything moved correctly I pressed down firmly.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the panda’s nose, paint coming out of the tube and heart on the canvas. Then, I decided to stamp and cut out a sentiment banner from the Wavy Banner Sentiments and add it to the top left. The very last thing I did for this card was pull the slider mechanism out, punch a hole in it and add some baker’s twine to make it easier to use. Another tip here is to add your slider mechanism with foam so there is a larger gap to grab the tab.

I had so much fun creating this card. I really hope you liked it and find some inspiration to create something wonderful! I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – You’re Just My Cup of Tea

Hi everyone! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I had some fun playing with the secondary images in a new-to-me set from Hero Arts called Mouse Tea Party. There are some adorably cute mice in this set ready for a tea party, along with great sentiments and other fun images too.

I stamped and colored images from the set with my copic markers, keeping to pinks and oranges because I knew I wanted a blue/teal background so they would pop and not get lost. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and moved on to getting inky.

I blended chipped sapphire, peacock feathers and speckled egg distress oxide inks on a while panel, then splattered it with water and pearl watercolor. Then I trimmed the panel down to 4.5×4.25 inches and added a strip of white glitter paper to the bottom. I added foam tape to the back and popped it on a white card base. Then I stuck that in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment on the bottom right side.

Next, I added foam squares to the back of my images and popped them in place. Moving on to finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the mushroom dots, and parts of the teacup and teapot. Then I went ahead with a little more sparkle by adding stardust Stickles to the steam, butterflies and flower centers.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. I hope you’ve found some inspiration to create something wonderful and share it with someone too!

Have a fabulous day!

MFT Stamps – Sending You Hugs

Hello everyone! I’m popping in today with a really fun card share featuring some MFT Stamps products that I just love! These Super Friend critters are just too cute and so fun to create with! I have had this Sending You Hugs die for a while and was excited to finally put it to use too!

To create this fun card, I started by inking up a panel with distress oxide inks in chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch and cracked pistachio. Once that was blended, I spritzed it with water. Then I came back and flicked some gold watercolor over the panel. I set it aside to dry before die cutting it with the sending you hugs die.

Next, I stamped a couple of the critters from Super Friends and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and went back to my background panel to create the shaker mechanism. For that, I trimmed down some acetate and adhered it to the back of the die cut area with scrappy tape. Then I lined the panel with thick foam tape, creating a well in the center for my shaker bits. I piled some Twiddler’s Nook Wishing on Rainbow Stars confetti in the center of my white card base, removed the backing paper from the foam tape and adhered my panel to it. Voila! All sealed up and ready to shake, shake, shake!

I added foam squares to the back of the super friends and popped them in place. Then I took a sentiment from their set, stamped and heat embossed it in white. I trimmed that into a strip and popped it up with foam strips. This is when I remember those cute love speech bubbles that I had in my stash and thought they would be a great addition. So I die cut them from white cardstock, colored the hearts with red copics and glued them down with liquid glue.

Moving on to finishing touches, I simply added glossy accents to the koala’s nose and lion’s shirt emblem.

This card is so happy and so much fun too! Wouldn’t you just smile pulling it out of an envelope? I sure would!

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