Newton’s Nook meets Spellbinders – Autumn Mice

I’m super excited to share today’s interactive card. I recently caved and ordered the festive wreath slider die set from Spellbinders and couldn’t wait to test it out! That paired with the new Inky Paws Challenge, I knew they had to meet.

The theme this challenge is holiday mix-up so we can create any Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas card to enter. I’ve been making so many Christmas cards lately that it was a welcome idea to back up and enjoy fall for at least one or two more cards. So, I pulled out my Autumn Mice and started coloring.

Here’s a look at the card closed up like it would be coming out of the envelope. To make it I just die cut the elements from the set and built the interactive part of the card. Then I built my wreath and attached it to the bottom half of the slider so everything still opens like it’s supposed to.

Here you can see that when you pull the tab, the window slides back and reveals this sweet sentiment that I heat embossed in white. I love the pop of deep purple against all the other fall colors in the card.

I did put this sliding mechanism on a regular white card base so that I can also write a message on the inside to the recipient but you totally wouldn’t have to. Also, the slider opening is big enough to hide a gift card inside which I think would be so much fun to give.

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Newton’s Nook Birthday Balloons

Hello there! Today is my final share for the current Inky Paws Challenge with Newton’s Nook. I love how I was able to take a sketch and create 3 completely different cards. They were for different occasions, totally different colors and I was able to use different stamp sets each time too! This challenge was so fun to play along with.

Without further ado, here’s today’s card share!

For this card I did things a little different by choosing some products I wanted to use first and worked around those. This is how I did it:

  • Stamped, colored and cut my Newton’s Birthday Balloons image.
  • When I colored him in I knew I wanted to try a rainbow of clouds on the tag behind him so that’s what I did next. Using a stencil and blending brushes, I inked a rainbow of clouds on a tag I had cut out.
  • I also knew that I wanted to use the bubbly stencil so I chose my background color and used texture paste on the stencil. I set that aside to try while I decided on the rest of the card.
  • I chose patterned papers for the strip and flag, then played with my final layout to figure out where I wanted my sentiment. Once that was decided I went ahead and stamped it.
  • After everything was dry, I worked on assembly.
  • I glued the stenciled panel to a card base, then the strip and flag were glued to that.
  • Newton is popped up with foam squares on the tag and the tag is popped up with foam tape.
  • I did add ribbon and baker’s twine to the tag hole.
  • A couple of finishing touches to this card were glossy accents to Newton’s nose and toe beans and then Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the balloons and present.

Here’s a look at the glossy accents. I love how much these details add to the final card. It’s so great in the light.

And he’s a great view of all that shimmer glitter from the Wink of Stella. This is something I seriously play with every time I use it on a card. It’s mesmerizing!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mini series of Newton’s Nook fun while I played along in the Inky Paws Challenge.

Please be sure to stop by tomorrow. There is a VERY special guest joining me, along with an Instagram event to join in on too! I really hope to hear from you for that.

Thank you for sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Hope Your Fall is Extra Mice

Thanks for stopping by again today. I’m continuing the Inky Paws fun with this super sweet fall Autumn Mice card for the Inky Paws Challenge.

I love making fall cards. I love everything about fall so it’s easy to put it all together and enjoy the outcome. Here’s how I did this one:

  • Stamp, color and die cut my mouse image. Blend tea dye distress ink to soften the harsh white edges.
  • Cut patterned paper to: 5.25×4, 1.5×4, 1×3.5 (cut the banner end in this one). This time I inked the edges of all of these with tea dye distress ink and then adhered them to the card front.
  • Cut my tag to 2 3/8×3 1/2, snipped the corners and punched a hole. Then using my new Trinity Stamps blending brushes I used brown, red and dark yellow ink over the falling leaves stencil. I inked the edges of the tag with tea dye distress ink as well. Then stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in gold at the bottom.
  • I looped some jute through the hole and added a bow to the top. Then popped this up with foam tape. I also popped my mouse up with foam squares for added dimension.
  • For finishing touches I used black glaze pen on the mouse eye, glossy accents to his nose and scattered Nuvo Crystal Drops throughout.

Squeak! I just love this card! The beautiful fall colors and that adorable mouse! I’m just in love with this set. They are so sweet.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my final entry into the Inky Paws Challenge.

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

Newton’s Nook – Season to be Fabulous

Welcome everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I’m playing along with the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge for the next few days. It’s a sketch challenge, which I’ve come to really love!

This is the current challenge sketch. It took me a minute to decide what stamps I wanted to try with it. I decided to spread all my Newton’s Nook stamps out on my desk and started picking and choosing. Today’s card was the set I immediately reached for. I hope you enjoy it.

I just love this Christmas Haul set and I’m so excited to see that the new release, which goes live Friday, has a new set that goes with this cutie!

Card recipe:

  • Stamp, color and cut my images.
  • Cut patterned paper to: 5.25×4, 1.5×4, 1×3.5 (cut banner end out of this piece) and adhere them all to a card base.
  • I don’t have a tag die cut so I made my own at 2 3/8×3.5, snipped the corners and punched a hole. Then cut a silver strip for my ground.
  • The tag is popped up with foam tape and so are the images, minus 2 of the gifts that are glued directly to the tag.
  • I stamped my sentiment, added ribbon to the tag and glued some red hearts throughout.
  • For finishing touches I added glossy accents and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.

Here’s a closer look to see that fun glossy, glittery accent. I adore how this card turned out. It’s much busier than I normally go for but it’s so bright and cheery that I love it!

I really felt like the glitter, glitz and glam went well with the sentiment. It’s so much fun. And I love this sketch! Check back tomorrow for my next entry.

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

Newton’s Nook Thanks a Latte

I know it’s been super busy on here lately but I hope you’re enjoying all of the fun projects and inspiration. Today I’m sharing one of my entries into the current Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge.

After doing a number of these challenges now, I’m admitting that the color ones are the hardest for me. I guess I don’t like being dictated what color things will be. LOL! However, with that being said, I’m so excited about this card today and I hope you like it too!

Here’s how I did it:

  • Stamped, colored and die cut my Pumpkin Latte images and set them aside.
  • Using a wreath builder tool I took the 3 smaller images from the set and stamped them in orange, green and brown inks. Then added a shadow of antique linen distress ink to the center, getting lighter as I went out.
  • I glued the leaves down creating a ground for my girl and popped her and the pumpkin up with foam squares. At this point I added my sentiment to the bottom corner as well.
  • Then cut a 4.5×4.5 piece of green and stamped a gingham background stamp on it. I wrapped a piece of braided jute twine around it and popped it up with foam tape on a brown card base. Then I popped the stamped panel up with foam tape as well.
  • For finishing touches I added some gems scattered around and white gel pen accents.

Using the wreath builder was so fun and went much quicker than I expected. This card came together so easily and I just love it! Don’t you?

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

Newton’s Nook – Witchy Newton

Good morning everyone. Thanks for stopping by again. Today I’m sharing my final entry into the current Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge.

I finally got my hands on a Halloween Newton stamp at one of my local craft stores. I’m not going to lie, it involved begging and pleading. They were on reserve for a class they have scheduled but I convinced them I really needed it. 🙂

The card design is bright and fun which is my favorite for Halloween. Here are some more details how I made it.

  • Started with a dark gray card base, 3 3/4 in square green panel, 2 3/4 inch circle from patterned paper and some banners in varying widths.
  • I stamped the bats from the set on the green panel in gray ink to make my own patterned paper.
  • Then I stamped, colored and cut out my images from the Witchy Newton set.
  • Using all the pieces loosely laid out to help with placement, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment.
  • Now for assembly, I glued the green panel and banners directly to the card front. The circle is popped up with foam tape and so are the bats. However, Newton is popped up with an action wobbler so it shakes around when you flick it. I love these things! They are so fun!
  • For finishing touches I added glossy accents to Newton’s nose, Nuvo Crystal Drops to the shoe buttons and around the background of the card.

Such a fun card! I can’t wait to share it with someone at Halloween-time. I loved coloring this image and have so many other ideas in mind. I’m thinking a shaker tag for a fun treat box would be awesome! Stay tuned at the beginning of October for some extra fun I have in store along those lines!

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

Newton’s Nook – Pumpkin Spice

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope your weekend is moving along nicely. We’ve got fabulously stormy weather today and I love it! Today I’m sharing another Newton’s Nook card for the Inky Paws Challenge. It’s a little bit of a twist on this set but not a total stretch.

Here’s how I made it:

  • Inked a background with walnut satin and fossilized amber distress inks and then went over the edges with black soot. Next, I took the walnut satin over the falling leaves stencil for a spooky background.
  • I die cut a grassy border and inked it with mowed lawn and old paper, taking the black soot to the edges again.
  • I die cut the tree trunks and inked them just with black soot.
  • I stamped, colored and die cut my images from pumpkin latte and laid out my card to start assembling.
  • The trees and grass are adhered with liquid glue because I find that holds better on the distress inked panels.
  • Using the images for placement I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in gold.
  • For the images, all but three leaves are popped up with foam squares.
  • Finishing touches on this card are black glaze pen for the coat buttons and white gel pen accents throughout.

I’m super happy with how this fun card turned out. A great sentiment, for the best time of year and a little spooky feel for Halloween.

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

Newton’s Nook – Pumpkin Latte

Welcome back!!! Today is my last entry into the current Inky Paws Challenge. This sketch has been so much fun, I’m sure this isn’t the last I’ll use of it. I’m really enjoying creating mini scenes with my stamps and using that wide border for fun accents and details like stencils and patterned paper.

Today I’m using my second favorite set from the most recent Newton’s Nook releasePumpkin Latte. It’s pretty much me in a stamp set. Just ask anyone who knows me…all things pumpkin and all things pumpkin latte. ❤ I’m still swooning! ❤

Enough of that, on to the pretty things!

We’ve been through this sketch twice before so you get the gist of it but this one is even simpler because I used patterned paper instead of ink blending. This card came together so beautifully. I’m still smiling over it! She’s just adorable holding her latte and those awesome pumpkins!

The difference in the details with this card is that I heat embossed the sentiment and scattered Nuvo Crystal and Glitter drops across the card for added interest.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it! Be on the look out for the next Inky Paws Challenge creations and more creations from this fabulous sketch! I think I need to try it with some Christmas stamps next!

Thank you for sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Scuba Newton is Back!

This Scuba Newton set is one of my favorites ever! I am so drawn to all things ocean and water related so it’s not really a surprise but seriously, he’s so flippin’ cute! Get it? He’s got flippers? Ha! You’re welcome. 😉

This card is my second entry into the current Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge. When this challenge was released I hadn’t gotten my newest order yet so I sat out all 5 of my Newton’s Nook stamp sets and started thinking how I could make it work with what I had. This was the first one that came to mind and I knew I had to try it.

Here are the details:

  • Stamped, colored and cut out my images.
  • Cut a panel 2.75×4 and blended distress inks for ocean and sand. Then used the waves and splashes stencil twice at the top for some texture. Then spritzed it all with water for distressing.
  • I cut down a 5.25×4 panel of patterned paper and adhered it to a card base. Then popped up my ink blended panel with foam tape.
  • Now I started arranging my images and gluing them down. Only Newton is popped up with foam squares on this card.
  • For finishing touches on this card I used glossy accents on Newton’s goggles, white gel pen accents on the fish and Newton and glued down some bubble baubles from Honey Bee Stamps throughout.

Here’s a closer look at Newton’s shiny goggles and some of the other dimension and details of the card. It’s so bright and cheery.

I’m completely ready for fall but one last bright summery card can’t hurt, right?

This card was so fun to create. Mostly because of the coloring I chose for Newton. I’d seen others do it but couldn’t figure out the colors I should use. I decided to bit the bullet and give it a shot. I love him!

Side story: We have a neighborhood cat that does have a home but he loves to get lovin’ from anyone and everyone. We don’t know his name so we call him Pretty Kitty. And this is him! It makes me heart happy. I hope I can recreate his coloring again.

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

Newton’s Nook Autumn Mice

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m so excited to share my first entry into the current Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge. This is my first sketch challenge and it was difficult for me at first. But once I got the hang of it, ideas just started flowing.

Today I’m using the new Autumn Mice from the most recent release. I knew I had to have this set as soon as I saw it. These cuties are going to be our Thanksgiving place cards this year!

Here’s how I did it:

  • I stamped, colored and die cut my images.
  • Cut a kraft panel down to 4×5.25 and used distress inks over the falling leaves stencil.
  • Cut a 3×4 panel, blended distress inks for ground and sky and spritzed with water.
  • On a dark blue card base I glued the leaves panel directly down and then popped the smaller panel up with foam tape.
  • I took my images and popped the mouse up with foam squares, glued the leaves directly down along with the back pumpkin and then popped the other pumpkins up with foam squares.
  • I stamped my sentiment in brown ink below the images and started on finishing touches.
  • Those are glossy accents to the mouse’s nose, black glaze pen to his eye and white gel pen accents to all the stamped images.
  • The last thing I did for this card was adhere a white panel to the inside since the card base is so dark. Then I had 4 extra leaves that didn’t fit on the front and I thought they looked great along the bottom of the inside. Now it’s all finished.

Here’s a closer look at this cute mouse’s shiny nose and some of the other details too. I love him blowing in the wind. It’s just so cute! Making this mini scene was so much fun!

As I said earlier, I’m entering this card into the Inky Paws Challenge but I’m also entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge since it fits in the fall category so perfectly.

Have you tried challenges before? I love how they make me think outside the box and look at my stamps differently.

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