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Newton’s Nook – Holiday Home Snowglobe Shaker

Hello my wonderful crafty friends! I’m popping in today to share a super fun card featuring one of the new stamp sets just release yesterday by Newton’s Nook and a different way to use it! The smaller images and the sentiments from the new Holiday Home stamp set fit inside the Snowglobe Shaker dies! It’s a whole new level of fun!

I started by playing around and creating my shaker globe. I die cut the base piece and stamped the house from Holiday Home on it, colored it with my copic markers and then cut the other elements to the shaker. The frame was cut from white cardstock with a little light blue copic coloring to match the scene and the base of the snow globe from kraft and shaded with copic markers as well. I cut a piece of acetate and sealed it all up with foam strips and some shaker bits from my stash.

For my background panel, I taped a kraft panel to the Reindeer stencil. Then, I inked it up with brown ink, cleaned my stencil and taped it back down, shifting it just a smidge. Next, I spread gold glitz glitter gel through it and set it aside to dry. While that was drying I cut a piece of green cardstock and adhered it to a white card base.

I die cut the word “merry” from the Snow Globe Shaker die set 3 times from red cardstock and glued them together with liquid adhesive. Then I adhered them to my shaker. With the glitz panel dry, I die cut it with the largest Frames & Flags die and popped it up with foam tape on my green base.

Finally I added my shaker snow globe to the front with liquid adhesive. For finishing touches I used Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the die cut word and stamped a sentiment from Holiday Home on the inside of the card.

Wouldn’t these shakers make amazing Christmas gift tags too??? I think so!

Products used today:
Holiday Home stamps and dies
Snow Globe Shaker dies
Reindeer stencil
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – gold
Foam tape roll
Ultra Bond liquid adhesive

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day! And don’t forget to go check out the new Newton’s Nook release!!!

Pink & Main – October Release Sneak Peek

Welcome fabulous friends! Today I’ve got a super fun sneak peek over on the Pink & Main blog featuring lots of goodies from the upcoming October release!

I had a fun design in mind so I started by stamping my image from Unicorn Wishes and colored it with copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out. Next, I started going through the new amazing Watercolor Rainbow paper pad and chose a couple of complimentary sheets to cut my background and sentiment from.

I cut the background panel from the next-to-largest of the new Notched Corners dies and the word die is from the Rainbow Friend dies.

Instead of having a plain white background, I decided that a fun unicorn card needed some bling so I spread iridescent glitz glitter gel through the new Rainbow Fun stencil! After that was dry, I cut the panel out with the largest Layered A2 Rectangle die and adhered it to a card base.

I added foam tape and squares to the back of everything and layered them up. I love good dimension and texture on my cards. It seemed like it was missing something and the sentiments in Unicorn Wishes go great with what I already had so I stamped and heat embossed one on black cardstock and cut it out with a Large Sentiment Strip die. I also added it with foam strips.

For some simple finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the unicorn horn, hooves, rainbow and cheek. Then I came in with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the mane and tail.

I can’t wait for you to see more sneak peeks from the rest of the team before the release goes live for purchase on Wednesday, October 20!

Products used today:
Watercolor Rainbow paper pad
Notched Corners dies
Rainbow Friend dies
Unicorn Wishes stamps and dies
Rainbow Fun stencil
Large Sentiment Strip dies

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

Newton’s Nook – Holiday Release Day 4

We’ve done it again everyone! We made it to the last day of the Newton’s Nook Holiday Release reveal week. Today is the most packed day of the whole week too! We have 3 new stamp and die sets and I have 3 awesome and fun cards to share with you!

Prehistoric Christmas stamps and dies

Heartfelt Holidays stamps – coordinates with Heart Frames and Banner Trio dies

Christmas Pheasant stamps and dies

For those that know me, know that I squealed like a little kid on Christmas morning to see these absolutely incredible Christmas dinosaurs! I love them so much and had a blast creating this first card! I hope you love it too!

I stamped a ton of images from the set and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them all aside. Next I blended a panel with distress oxide ink in tattered rose and festive berries. I absolutely love this combo! I spattered it with water, black paint and gold watercolor and let it dry.

Once it was dry I pulled out the Essential Alphabet dies and cut the word “dinomite” from the panel. Before I cut the second “i” out though I thought it would be fun to use a tree for the letter instead so I left it. I placed adhered a piece of black cardstock to the white card base so my letters are bold and popped the ink blended panel up with foam tape.

Next, I popped the images on with a combo of liquid adhesive and foam squares so there is some different dimension in my little scene. Isn’t the brontosaurus the cutest?!? I love him!

After all the images were in place, I stamped and heat embossed the rest of my sentiment from the set, masking off the “dinomite” part that I die cut, trimmed the pieces in to strips and popped them in place too.

For finishing touches I added lots of glossy accents to the images and black glaze pen to the dinosaur’s eyes.

I know that was a lot but I still have 2 more awesome cards to share with you. I hope you’ll stick with me a bit longer.

Next up, we have the Heartfelt Holidays beautiful image on another slimline card, also featuring the new paper pad!

For these full size images – heartfelt, circle, square and card front – I die cut the paper first, line up my stamp and then stamp the image. It helps me center the image better and not fall off the edge with those scalloped sides. Just a little trick I wanted to share.

So after all that I colored the image iwth my copic markers, die cut a sentiment banner and heat embossed a sentiment on it. Then I cut a couple of smaller hearts from the Heart Frames die set using paper from the paper pad.

I inked up a panel with tumbled glass and salty ocean distress oxide inks and flicked black paint and gold watercolor all over it. I attached it to a card base and then adhered the smaller hearts with liquid glue. I popped the main heart with foam strips and then did the same with the sentiment.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the holly berries and unicorn stickles to the smaller berries.

Okay, we’re moving right along to our last card of the day! The mini set for Christmas time – Christmas Pheasant. It’s so fun and the sentiment cracks me up!

After stamping and coloring the image plus some extra gifts, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I switched to my background panel which I did in 3 stages – I inked the panel with victorian velvet and milled lavender distress oxide inks – fading into nothing at the top. Then I placed the Holiday Foliage stencil over the top and inked it up with various different green inks on all the leaves and brown for the pinecones. I wasn’t too terrible careful if the colors mixed. I like the imperfect look. Last, I grabbed a palette knife and gold glitz glitter gel and smeared it just in the berry and circle openings on the stencil.

Once that panel was dry, I adhered it to a card base, cut 2 frames from the Framework die set, stamped and heat embossed my sentiment on the smallest die from that same set and added everything with foam squares and strips.

For finishing touches I added some glossy accents to the pheasant beak and feet. So much fun!

Would you like to win the “Prehistoric Christmas” or the “Heartfelt Holidays” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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

Miss Ink Stamps – FaBOOlous Slimline

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to finally share this super fun Miss Ink Stamps ghostie slimline card with you. I just love this stamp set and was so happy how this card turned out. I hope you like it too!

I had a general layout in mind for this card so I stamped the ghosts and large BOO sentiment and used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. Then I stamped and trimmed the other sentiment into a strip. I just used a B0000 copic marker around the edge of the ghosts for a little glowing look. Then I moved over to creating that fun background.

I die cut a stitched slimline panel from black cardstock and used a blending brush with white pigment ink over the Starry Night stencil. Then I inked up the edges of the panel with the ink left on my brush. Then I offset the burst layer from the Rainbow Sky stencil, inserted the circle so it was covered up and spread orange glitz gel through the stencil. I set the panel aside to dry and worked on the base panel.

For this I trimmed a piece of cardstock to 8.5×3.5 inches and inked up the edges with twisted citron distress oxide ink. I spritzed it with water and flicked black acrylic paint all over it.

Once both panels were dry I was ready to assemble my card. I started by adhered the green panel to a white card base. Then I popped the black panel up with foam tape. Next, I used foam squares to adhere the sentiments and one ghost and liquid glue to adhere the other.

Then, voila, my card is all finished! Isn’t it so much fun!?! I love these ghosts so much! Plus all the accessories you can have them hold AND don’t even get me started on all those awesome punny sentiments! So great!!! I love it all!

Products used today:
Miss Ink Stamps Boo Sheet stamps
Miss Ink Stamps Halloween Sentiments stamps
Miss Ink Stamps Starry Night stencil
Miss Ink Stamps Rainbow Sky stencils
Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Card Panels and Windows dies
Trinity Stamps Blending Buddy Brushes
Distress Oxide – twisted citron
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – orange
Stencil pal
3D foam tape

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

Trinity Stamps – Treetops and Trimmings RELEASE DAY

Hey there! I’m super excited to share that today is release day for the Trinity Stamps Treetops and Trimmings Holiday Release! There are some really fun stamps, stencils and dies in this release. We’re having an Instagram Hop today where you can comment for a chance to win but the release is live now so don’t wait, head over and stock up on all the holiday goodness!

Today I’m sharing a card featuring the new Ribbon Wrapped Tree stencil. It’s a 2 part stencil which allows for multiple colors or other fun mediums like foiling, which is what I did today.

I inked up the first layer with some green dye ink and then spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through the second layer and set it aside to dry. Once it was dry and my laminator was heated up, I sent it through with some glittering green fancy foils from the Gina K line at Thermoweb.

For my background, I used the slimline stitched strips dies to cut some red and white strips. I glued them to a white panel and die cut that with the largest slimline stitched panels and windows die. This die gives a small border so I inked up the edges of my white card base with twisted citron distress oxide ink to match the tree and adhered the striped panel down.

After foiling, I trimmed my tree out with scissors and added foam squares to the back. I popped it up in the center of my card and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock. I used a banner from the 4-Bar Card die set and popped it up as well.

For finishing touches I glued a scattering of glitzy gray baubles across the whole design.

So much bright and fun shine and shimmer on this card. I just love it! And have so many other ideas to try with this simple, but awesome stencil!

Products used today:
Ribbon Wrapped Tree stencil
Slimline Stitched Card Panel and Windows dies
Slimline Stitched Strips dies
A Sentiment for (almost) Everything stamps
4-Bar Card dies
Glitzy Gray Baubles
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Fancy Foils – glittering green
Thermoweb Stencil Pal
Distress Oxide – twisted citron

Remember there is an Instagram Hop going on if you’d like to see more inspiration and comment for a chance to win. Or feel free to click HERE to head to the Trinity Stamps shop and check out the whole release there too!

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

Newton’s Nook – Holiday Release Day 3

Can you even believe we’re already on day 3 of the Newton’s Nook Holiday Release reveal week? It’s just flying by! We have 2 more super amazing and fun stamp and die sets to share with you! Let’s just dive in!

Christmas Cocktails stamps and dies

Dairy Christmas stamps and dies

Let’s start things off with a super festively fun Christmas Cocktails slimline card, shall we?!?

I just couldn’t pick which super fun drink or sentiment to use out of this set so I stamped and colored them all! I honestly thought about making tags with each one, which might come later, but instead I landed on this fun slimline card.

I blended distress oxide ink in blueprint sketch and tumbled glass on a large panel and spritzed it with water. I also flicked some gold watercolor on it for added texture. Once it was dry, I die cut it with the Slimline Frames & Portholes largest die.

To assemble my card, I created a white card base and adhered some polka dot textured red cardstock to it. Then I added the ink blended panel with foam tape. I arranged my glasses so they were almost clinking in pairs and popped them up with foam squares.

I chose a sentiment from the set and heat embossed it on a banner from the Banner Trio die set. I used liquid glue and reverse tweezers to glue the ends together and popped the banner up with foam squares as well. For finishing touches I added little bits of glossy accents and unicorn stickles to all the glasses or garnishes.

Moving on to one of my favorite sets from this release. The stack of super adorable farm critters in Dairy Christmas just make my heart happy! I had so much fun coloring them up and creating a unique design to showcase them on.

For this card, I brought out the new paper pad again. These patterns and colors are just perfection! I love them all! After the critters were colors and die cut, I cut a white panel with the largest Framework die. Then I cut some strips from the paper pad. While arranging them together I thought the white panel was too stark so I blended a little light blue shadow in the center. Then I adhered everything with foam squares and strips.

Playing off of the strips on the main panel, I cut another piece of the striped paper and adhered it to a white card base and then popped my Framework panel up with foam tape as well. I placed the whole thing in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment in the top right corner. For fun I stamped, colored and cut out the holly image from the set and popped it up too.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents and unicorn stickles to various parts of the images like the tree, hooves, critter noses and such.

Would you like to win the “Christmas Cocktails” or the “Dairy Christmas” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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

Thermoweb – Halloween Fun Treat Bags

Hello again. It’s a super busy day on here. Just popping in really quick to share a set of adorably fun treat bags I made featuring foiling and flocking fun. All the details are over on the Thermoweb blog today.

I love making gift packages like this! Add the Halloween theme to it and I was over the moon! I had so much fun putting these together!

For all the details, click HERE to get to the blog post.

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

Newton’s Nook – Holiday Release Day 2

Welcome back friends! It’s day 2 of the reveal week for the Newton’s Nook Holiday release! Today we’ve got 2 fun stamp and die sets to share with you.

Holiday Home

Christmas Cactus

I’ve got a pair of really great cards to share with you today. First up, I created a beautiful slimline scene card with the Holiday Home set.

For this card, I stamped a few images from the set and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I cut 2 circles using the Circle Frames dies. I took the white circle and used the Land Borders dies to cut one snow drift and the Sea Borders dies to cut the other one. Before adhering the snow drifts to the blue circle, I stamped a few snowflakes in the sky. After the circle layers were adhered I added the trees and house with liquid glue.

For my background panel, I inked up a piece of white cardstock with evergreen bough, iced spruce and cracked pistachio distress oxide inks. Then I spritzed it with water and flicked gold watercolor all over it. Using my images as a guide, I stamped the sentiment at the bottom and assembled my card.

I added the background panel to a white slimline card base. Then popped the circle scene up with foam tape and added the kids with a combo of foam squares and liquid adhesive.

For finishing touches I added unicorn stickles and glossy accents to various parts of the images and scene.

For my second card today I created something that reminds me of a Christmas cactus my mom had when I was a kid. It was in a macramé hanger and the arms of the cactus would hang over the edge.

I started by stamping and coloring 2 of the Christmas cactus image. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and found a cardstock in the same pink tone as my flowers. Next, I adhered the Snowfall stencil to it and spread iridescent glitz glitter gel through the stencil. I cleaned up and set my panel aside to dry. Next, I die cut a scalloped rectangle from the Framework die set and inked the same stencil up with light teal ink and a blending brush. Then I stamped my sentiment at to bottom.

Once my background panel was dry, I adhered it to a white card base and popped the smaller panel up with foam tape. I adhered the Christmas cactus with foam squares and finished my card off with some glossy accents on the flower stamen.

Would you like to win the “Holiday Home” or the “Christmas Cactus” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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 – Ellen Hutson Coffee Sleeve and Matching Card

Happy Tuesday friends! It’s time for Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. So be sure to grab a cuppa and settle in because I’ve got a really fun project to share with you today!

I couldn’t resist this super fun Halloween set from Ellen Hutson called Halloween Treat Tags. The ghost and bat in this set are beyond adorable! Today I’m just using the ghost for a super fun coffee sleeve with the Bear Cozy Kit and then switching gears to a card that coordinates!

For the cozy, I die cut the bear cozy main die from black felt and trimmed off the ears with scissors. Then I cut the ghost from sprout, lilac and sunset felt. I placed the negative from one of the ghosts in my MISTI and used it to align the stamp. Then I simply placed each ghost in the negative and stamped the image right on it. I happen to have a craft ink pad for fabric but I did a little research and you can you Ranger Archival ink on fabric too! I used Thermoweb Fabric Fuse liquid adhesive to adhere my ghosts in place and set it aside to dry.

While it was drying, I die cut a piece of black cardstock with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle. Then I took the die from the Bear Cozy kit that gives you stitching holes to sew your cozy together and cut two strips on my black cardstock. I dug through my embroidery floss and stitched a fun, random mess back and forth across the cardstock. I adhered the ends on the back with some washi tape. Then I cut the Lawn Fawn diagonal striped cover plate from coordinating cardstock and adhered it to a card base. Once that was done I used scrappy tape to adhere the stitched panel in place.

I chose sentiments from Tag It Halloween and stamped them in coordinating colors. Then I used a Pink & Main sentiment strip die to cut them all out. I stamped another ghost and used the coordinating die to cut him out and popped everything up with foam strips and squares.

With my card all finished and the ghosts on my cozy dry, I used the stitching die to cut holes on both ends, sewed a fun blanket stitch on the edges and then sewed the ends together, completely my little gift set!

This is going to be such a fun set to give away! I’m super excited!

Products used today:
Ellen Hutson Bear Cozy Kit
Ellen Hutson Tag It stamps
Ellen Hutson Halloween Treat Tags stamps and dies
Ellen Hutson felt – black, sunset, sprout, lilac

Thermoweb Fabric Fuse adhesive
Lawn Fawn Simple Stripes – diagonal die
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle dies
Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares and strips
Scrappy tape – 1/4 inch

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Feline Spooky

Hello everyone! Today I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog with more Halloween goodness featuring the most recent release goodies! I had so much fun putting this card together. Layering stencils and getting inky! It was so great!

I started by stamping and coloring the main image from Feline Spooky with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut it out and also stamped and die cut a sentiment banner to go with them.

Next, I took a white cardstock panel and inked it up with seedless preserves, dusty concord and black soot distress inks. I added the Ins & Outs Hollywood stencil over the top and added another layer of seedless preserves before layering the floral wave offset stencil over the top and inking that with dusty concord. All these layers add for a really cool color effect!

Next, I swapped out all the stencil layers for the Ins & Outs Hollywood frame layer and spread Rina K Glitz Glitter Gel in Screamin’ Green! It just glows off this awesomely dark background!

After that was dry, I added it to a white card base and popped my image and sentiment banner up with foam squares. For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the kitty eyes and various parts of each hat like stripes, buckles, etc.

Such a spooky fun card! I hope you enjoyed it!

Products used today:
Feline Spooky stamps
Ins & Outs Hollywood stencil
Floral Wave Offset stencil
Distress Ink – dusty concord, seedless preserves, black soot
Rina K Designs Glitter Glitz Gen – Screamin’ Green
Foam squares
Copic markers
Glossy accents

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