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Newton’s Nook – February Release Day 2

Oh, I can hardly stand the absolutely adorable things we have to share with you for day 2 of Newton’s Nook February Release reveals! They are quickly becoming some of my favorites. I want to put bunnies on everything! Let’s get started!

Hoppy Greetings

Hare Mail

I have 2 more adorable cards to share with you today before we get to the giveaway details. I hope you enjoy them!

I had this little scene in my head as soon as I saw this sweet bunny so I started stamping and color straight away with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out. Working on the background, I blended twisted citron, scattered straw and salty ocean distress oxide inks on a panel and spritzed them with water. I trimmed the panel down to 5.5×4 inches and added foam tape to the back.

I pulled out the sky scene builder dies and cut some clouds and a sun. I used copic markers to color them. Then I die cut a fence border out of kraft cardstock and added shading with copic markers as well. I used liquid glue to adhere all of this to my ink blended panel and moved on to attach my images with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue.

I adhered the panel to a white card base and popped it in my MISTI to stamp a sentiment on the bottom. For finishing touches on this sweet card, I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the sky and glossy accents to the bunny’s nose and feet, flower centers and parts of the Easter eggs.

Isn’t this Hare Mail image just the absolute cutest? I’m always obsessed with the mini sets. They’re so fun and I love getting extra creative with ways to use them. Today, I stamped the postmark image all over a gray panel and heat embossed it in silver. Then I die cut the panel from the Framework die and moved on to my cute bunnies! I stamped the image 3 times and colored them with my copic markers, using the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I stamped the sentiment and trimmed it into a strip. Adding foam squares to the back of everything I popped it in place. Then I put foam tape on the back of the panel and added it to the front of a white card base.

For finishing touches on this card, I just added glossy accents to the bunny noses. I love the shine the embossing powder gives the background.

Would you like to win the “Hoppy Greetings” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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 – Hero Arts

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. I was recently gifted some incredible caffeinated products from Hero Arts from a very generous friend and I’m obsessed with it all! This was the My Monthly Hero kit from August 2018, so maybe you have it in your stash and can bring it out to new light.

As soon as I laid my eyes on this die I knew I had to try it in black and white and I love them both! Such different effects by just changing a simple color of cardstock, always amazes me.

For this black one, I blended distress oxides in tattered rose, ripened perssimon and fired brick on an A2 panel. I spritzed it with water and flicked gold watercolor all over it. Once that was dry, I grabbed a sentiment from the stamp set and inked it up with VersaFine onyx black ink, using my die cut panel as a guide. Then I added foam squares and strips to the back of the die cut panel and adhered them together. I used liquid glue to attach the whole thing to a card base and, voila, it’s all done.

For this second panel, I used cracked pistachio, broken china and wilted violet distress oxides on the background panel. Then after spritzing water, I flicked a pearl watercolor over the whole panel. It gives a great shimmer in the light. I used my die cut panel for a guide again and stamped another sentiment from the stamp set included in the kit. Adding the same foam squares and strips to the back I popped the panel in place and adhered this to a card base.

If you’ve followed me for long, you know I love getting messy in the craft room so these cards were extra fun! My fingers are always rainbow when I’m finished and it just makes me smile. I hope you found a little inspiration to create something wonderful.

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

Newton’s Nook – February Release Day 1

Hello everyone! We’re diving head first into another amazing Newton’s Nook release today! It’s day one and we’ve got another adorable roundabout to add to your collection, along with some fabulous stencils! Let’s have a look!

Spring Roundabout

Basketweave and Bunny Tails Stencils

I absolutely fell in love with everything, as usual so I’ve got 2 fun cards to share with you today. Let’s look at the awesome Spring Roundabout first. Remember these pair perfectly with the Banner Trio dies and Circle Frames dies.

For this fun card, I started by stamping and coloring the spring roundabout with my copic markers. Then I stamped and colored the Spring Pile Up characters with the same colors. I used the circle frames dies and spring pile up dies to cut everything out.

I loved one of the sentiments in the spring pile up set and saw that part of it was in the spring roundabout set so I did some partial stamping and created it in a new way. I die cut one of the banner trio dies and stamped the first part, then die cut a pink banner from the slimline frames & windows set and stamped the rest of it. I glued them together so it was easy for placement later. I die cut the scalloped rectangle from frames & flags and used the basketweave stencil on the background.

Moving on to assembly, I added foam tape to the stenciled panel and added it to a white card base. The spring roundabout circle was too much with the critters so I added another circle frame from vellum over the top, hiding the glue behind the spring pile up characters when I added them with foam squares. I also added foam to the back of the sentiment banners and popped them in place.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to noses, beaks, toe beans and hooves! It’s barely past Valentine’s Day and I’m so excited for Easter with all of this cuteness to play with! Now, on to that cute bunny tails stencil!

For this card, I took a white panel and stenciled a light gray over the bunnies. Then I placed the tail part of the stencil and did a rainbow effect diagonally across the whole thing. This panel measures 3.75×5.5 inches. I chose a cute bunny from Hop Into Spring and colored it with my copics in the same fun rainbow colors. I cut it out with the coordinating dies and set it aside. Next, I die cut a vellum scalloped circle from circle frames to create a focal point. For the sentiment I die cut a banner from Banner Trio, stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Spring Roundabout and glued my bunny to the top of it. Adding foam squares to the bunny and banner, I adhered it to the vellum circle and hid liquid glue behind the image attaching the whole thing to the stenciled panel.

I stamped a diagonal strip on a gray panel and adhered it to a white card base. Then, with foam tape I added the stenciled panel on top. Finally I added the vellum circle, bunny and banner to that. For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the bunny’s nose and toe beans.

Would you like to win the “Spring Roundabout” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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 – Linear Triangle Duo

Hello there. I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today playing with a couple of very new goodies available in the shop. I had to play around with things a bit so I decided to make 2 cards to share with you today.

This new Linear Triangle die is really cool and could be used multiple ways. I die cut a couple of them and started playing with them on a card front just to see how they looked. I came up with this look and loved that it works both portrait and landscape.

I inked up 2 backgrounds with aged mahogany, fired brick and tattered rose distress oxide inks and splattered them with water. I die cut the linear triangle from 2 shades of the same tone teal cardstock and glued them down with liquid glue. Then I splattered the panels with gold watercolor.

While those were drying, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiments from the new crystal lingo set in gold and white embossing powder. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and trimmed the other into strips. They are popped up on each card with foam squares.

Super simple card but they have so much visual interest because of the dies and sparkly watercolor. The crystal lingo set has a bunch of great sentiments so it’s easy to swap things out for different occasions or needs to.

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

Pink & Main – Cherry Blossom Card and Tag Combo

Welcome to the end of the week everyone! Today I’m on the Pink & Main blog sharing a fun card and tag combo featuring the Cherry Blossom set along with some other great dies.

I didn’t have a specific direction for this project but I really wanted to watercolor so I stamped and heat embossed all the images from Cherry Blossom on Bristol smooth cardstock in gold and watercolored them with my Zig markers and a water brush pen. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and set to figuring out what I was actually going to do with them. Sometimes I really enjoy this process. It’s relaxing to get lost in the process.

For the card, I die cut the Sunburst cover die from black cardstock and adhered it to a card base with liquid glue. Then I arranged my florals how I wanted them and popped them up with foam squares. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Cherry Blossom in gold like the florals and used the coordinating die to cut it out. This is also popped up with foam squares. I trimmed off the excess and my card is finished.

I had images left over so I thought it would be fun to make a coordinating tag. At the same time I didn’t want to use a traditional tag shape so I pulled out the new Layered Oval dies and cut 2 – one from black and one from Bristol smooth cardstocks. I heat embossed another sentiment from Cherry Blossom in gold and glued the ovals together. Then I popped the florals on with foam squares and used a punch to make a whole. I threaded some pink ribbon through the hole and tied it with baker’s twine to finish it off.

I have really enjoyed making coordinating tags to go with cards lately. It’s so fun when things match.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Grab Life by the Beans

Hi again! I have another fun card featuring a Miss Ink Stamps set called Java Joe today. I think this set is really fun and cool that you don’t always have to use all of the images included. You can fill a scene or keep things simple and they all look great.

To be totally honest, this card did not turn out how I had planned but I love it and it all worked out in the end. I started by stamping the store and brick images in VersaMark ink on a kraft cardstock panel. Then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I inked up the edges with fired brick distress oxide ink and hated it. Lol. It just didn’t look like I wanted it to. So I kept going with the fired brick and then took ground espresso distress oxide ink over the storefront image and I started to like it. I spritzed it with water and set it with my heat gun.

I stamped the image of the girl at the table from Java Joe and colored her with my copics, then I fussy cut her out and laid the image on my panel. Again…hated it. She was so bright and stuck out so I took tea dye distress ink and went over the whole image. Now we’re going places! I popped her up with foam squares and moved on to the sentiment. I thought that I would stamp and attach a banner at first but, again, things were not cooperating. So I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on a strip of vellum and wrapped it around the edge of the panel, attaching it with washi tape. I used liquid glue to attach the panel to a card base and, voila, card finished.

All in all, I think everything worked out pretty well and I really like this card. One thing I forgot to mention…when you’re done blending ink over heat embossed areas, wipe it off with a dry cloth so your heat embossing shows through again. I did this a few times to really get the ink off.

What do you think of today’s card? Have you ever had a card that fought you through the whole process? I feel like it has to happen to someone other than me too.

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

Trinity Stamps – Heart of Gold

Hello everyone! I’m sharing a fun and different card with you today that has a bit of a Valentine feel but really could be for any time to show someone you appreciate them. It features some goodies from the most recent Trinity Stamps release and I also borrowed some sentiments from older sets to complete my card.

I was playing with the new goodies a had die cut the slimline wide heart trio die from a few different colors. I was left with this kraft panel and some white hearts and had an idea! I inked up the bottom of the hearts with a blending brush and some red ink. Then I smeared the top of the heart on my versamark pad and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. Once all 3 were done I heat set them and then moved on to the sentiment.

I die cut the new scripty heart words for heart of gold from white, black and gold cardstocks. I inked up the white with the same red as the hearts. I cut the shadow from white cardstock and adhered everything together with liquid glue. I wanted this to be a complete phrase so I dug in my stash and found “you have a” in the sentiments on the ocean reef builder and turtley awesome stamp sets. So I stamped them and cut them into strips.

Moving on to assembly, I adhered the wide heart trio panel to a card base with liquid glue. Then I added foam tape the the hearts and popped them in place. The scripty heart words and sentiment strips were also popped up with foam squares. I thought the right side of the card was missing something so I stamped a couple of hearts from Falling For You and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I used some gold watercolor to paint them in and popped them in place with foam squares I cut up in teeny pieces.

Don’t you just love the sentiment of this card? I do. It’s different and so sweet. It would be great to share with someone special.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Hippopotamiss You

Hey there again! I’m hanging out on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with a fun slimline mini scene card. Sometimes coloring in whole card front scenes can be daunting and overwhelming so I decided to try something different and just to a mini scene. I love it and I’m totally hooked! Plus, you know I love these hippos more than words!

For today’s card I stamped my hippo and bird from Hippo Hooray and then also stamped masks for them. After cutting and placing the masks I stamped one of the Scene Builder: Meadow images over the top. I removed the masks and colored everything with my copic markers. I die cut the panel with a stitched slimline rectangle and then cut a second one just a smidge bigger out of yellow.

The yellow one is adhered to a card base with liquid glue and my scene panel is popped up with foam tape. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Hippo Hooray on black cardstock with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down into a strip and popped it up with foam squares.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added black glaze pen to the critter eyes and, once it was dry added a white gel pen accent back in. Then I added unicorn Stickles to the flowers in the grass for a little shimmer. The last thing I did was add glossy accents to the bird’s beak and hippos teeth and toes for a little shine.

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

Lawn Fawn – Hello & Thanks Embroidery Cards

Hello everyone!!! I’m starting off your week with a big batch of really fun cards featuring Lawn Fawn and Avery Elle goodies. These embroidery dies came out from Lawn Fawn a few years ago and, while I thought they were cool, it didn’t totally interest me at the time. Fast forward to now and I like stitching on paper quite a lot so I picked them both up recently and decided to give them a shot. Obviously I had a problem stopping because I whipped these up in a weekend and was eager to make more.

I did 3 hello and 3 thanks style cards and used different paper and stamps to decorate each one but generally kept to the same layout. Here is a picture of just the hello set.

I had so much fun pulling out stamps that I haven’t used before or very often and was able to decorate these cute stitched panels. Let’s take a look at the thanks set closer too.

For this whole set of cards, I just chose some colors of cardstock I liked and cut them into 3×4 inch panels. I ran them through the die cut machine with the Lawn Fawn hello and thanks embroidery dies and sat in front of the TV stitching one evening. Then I die cut a Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle frame from white cardstock 6 times and adhered the panels to them. With this part done, I dug through my stamps and paired different sets with the different stitched panels. Some I chose because of the cardstock and stitching colors and some because of the sentiment.

I stamped out the images I chose and colored them all with copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and put the cards together one at a time.

I know this will get long but I’m going to run through each card individually in case anyone is wondering what I used to create them.

This dino one is my absolute favorite. I have a serious affliction for dinosaurs and these guys are adorable. The paper is an old Avery Elle pad I had in my stash and the stamps are also Avery Elle – Rawr.

This flamingo set also happens to be Avery Elle also and is called Flamingos. It’s retired now but I love how well it framed up the sentiment here. I used the Lawn Fawn ocean waves border for the water panel on the background.

This cuteness uses a Lawn Fawn set from last spring called Hey Lady that I was gifted from a wonderful friend. Aren’t they so cute crawling around on that panel? The paper in the background is Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid. This was one of my favorite pads they created and I’m sad it’s retired now.

Next, we’re tooting our horns with Lawn Fawn Critter Concert stamps and the Perfectly Plaid Chill paper pad. My daughter and I actually scored this at a super discount this summer and she just had to have it. These critters are adorable and I love how the sentiments work together here.

Staying on track with Lawn Fawn, we’ve got those adorable squirrels from Let’s Go Nuts playing around our whole scene. That beautiful floral paper is from the Lawn Fawn Fall Fling paper pad. This card has a fall feel to it but it’s really just pretty and I would totally give it year round. I embellishments on this one are from Trinity Stamps called Glass Slipper.

And for the final card in this set, I chose these cute bunnies from Avery Elle Party Pals. The striped background is a stamp from MFT Stamps called diagonal stripes. The embellishments across this one are Nuvo Crystal Drops in dandelion yellow.

I always like to add those finishing touches to cards so most of these have glossy accents or unicorn stickles in various places too. Black glaze pen on critter eyes is always a must as well. Some also have white gel pen accents added for a little extra interest.

I truly hope that you enjoyed today’s post and found a little inspiration to create something wonderful.

I really appreciate you sharing your time with me, especially for such a long post. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Sending Love

Hey friends! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog on this fine Friday sending some sweet cherub love! These little cherubs are so absolutely adorable and fun to color up really quickly. I feel like they are so versatile for many types of cards – Valentine, baby, sympathy, thinking of you – lots of options! Today I’m sharing a more generic thinking of you card but it could be used for Valentine’s Day too.

For this card, I chose my stamps and paper, and created a general layout before actually cutting or stamping anything. Because of that I let the paper guide the colors I chose for my images. All of the images are from the Little Cherubs set which I colored with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out and moved on to my stenciled background.

For that I used the clouds stencil with my blending brush and some light purple ink. Then I die cut 2 ovals from patterned paper in the All Occasion Florals paper pad and moved on to assembling everything. I adhered the oval layers with liquid glue and backed the panel with foam tape. I attached the cloud panel and added foam squares to my images and put them all in place next.

Then I popped my card front in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment in the same purple ink as the clouds and moved on to finishing touches. For those, I added glossy accents to the flying hearts so they were shiny but you could easily see their cute faces. Then I added Stickles to the other hearts and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the cherub wings and hair.

Don’t you just love these sweet little images! They are too adorable for words!

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