Newton's Nook – Hot Chocolate Day

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week and have enjoyed the last 12 days of Christmas tags. I am leaving commenting open until this evening for those posts. I will choose winners and post them on here and Instagram in the morning. Be sure to check back and see if you’re the luck winner.

And on to today’s fun card. I’m playing along with the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge – Snow Day! Everyone needs hot chocolate on a snow day, right?!? My daughter and I always go play until we’re too cold, come in and warm up with a cup full and then do it all over again.

I’m so in love with the end result of this card even though I wasn’t sure when I started with the color palette. It’s just so sweet! I started out with the layering plaid stencil and moved on to color and die cut my images from the Cup of Cocoa.

I cut a piece of cardstock and stenciled it with the snowfall stencil and added a piece of purple glitter washi tape to the bottom to ground my images. Then I cut a frame from the Framework set and adhered it. This little panel is popped up on the plaid background with foam tape. Finally, I added my images with foam squares to give them a little dimension.

Last I stamped my sentiment and started on finishing touches. I put glossy accents on the snowman nose and buttons, candycane, Newton’s nose and the dots on the mug. I also added white gel pen accents on all of the mugs.

I’m so pleased with the outcome of this card and can’t wait to share it with someone. I think I’ll tuck a packet of hot cocoa inside for fun!

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

Newton’s Nook – Gift Wrapping

Welcome back everyone! Today is my final entry into the current Inky Paws Challenge with Newton’s Nook. It’s a sketch challenge this time and I’m having a blast with it! These are my absolute favorite type of challenge.

This is the format we are challenged to mimic. I kept things pretty much exact to the sketch this time but used some fun products while doing it.

To make this card I stamped one of the girls from Christmas Trimmings and die cut it, then set it aside. Next, I took a white panel and used champagne mist metallix gel over the Snowfall stencil. Once it was dry I die cut it from the largest of the Framework dies. I glued that panel to a green card base and moved on to the other pieces of the sketch. The green square is popped up with foam squares, the banner glued directly to that and then the pool colored square is popped up as well. Finally the stamped image is popped up with foam squares.

Finishing touches for this card were very simple – just white gel pen accents and then Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the girl’s hair bow and shoes and the dots on the wrapping paper.

I love the non-traditional colors for this Christmas card. It made me realize that this image really could be used year round for fun birthday cards too!

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

Newton’s Nook – Holiday Wishes

Hello everyone! I’m back today with another entry into the current Inky Paws Challenge with Newton’s Nook. In case you missed my previous post, here is the sketch that we are challenged to mimic this time.

I think the sketch challenges are my favorite. Using whatever stamps suit me, trying to think of different ways to use them to fit the given format. It’s great!

Today I chose one of the Festive Fawns images – colored and die cut the image and set it aside to build my pieces like the sketch showed. I used one of the Framework dies for the red plaid panel and then trimmed down the other pieces with my paper trimmer. This time I used a corner rounder to make the edges a little softer which I thought fit well with the scalloped rectangle and the sweet fawn image I chose.

I glued the white patterned paper to a card base, then popped up the red rectangle. The banner is glued directly down and then the small white square and the fawn image are popped up with foam squares.

For finishing touches on this card I added glossy accents to the fawn’s nose, spots and hooves, black glaze pen to the eyes, white gel pen accents, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the wreath bow and Crystal Nuvo Drops to the wreath berries. Very last I added a two cinnamon red hots jelly drop hearts from Trinity Stamps. I love the impact this gives the card.

After all that was dry I stamped my sentiment on the inside of the card. I chose “Holiday wishes to deer friends” from the Festive Fawns set. I love that it’s sweet and punny at the same time.

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

Newton’s Nook – Furry and Bright

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m sharing my first card for the newest Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge. This time around we’ve got a sketch to play with and I love it!

I had pulled two Newton’s Nook sets out this weekend with hopes to use them and ran out of time. Hence, I was super excited when they would both fit with this challenge perfectly! Today I’m using the Puppy Present stamps and die along with the Ornaments stencil.

I started by using glazed pewter deco foil metallix gel over the Ornaments stencil on green cardstock. I set it aside to dry while I stamped, colored and die cut my cute little puppy! Next, using the sketch picture as a guide I started cutting my layers and adhered everything together.

I used a pearlescent vellum for the bottom square to give a little extra shimmer. I also put glossy accents on the puppy’s nose and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the hat and gift bow.

I finished things off with black glaze pen for the eyes and then white gel pen accents throughout the image. Finally I stamped the sentiment from the set on the inside which reads, “May your days be FURRY and bright.” I love it! Such a cute pun.

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

Newton’s Nook – Sending Smiles

Hello again! I’m here today with my final entry into the current Inky Paws Challenge. In case you missed it, it’s a color challenge this time.

For today’s card, I was so excited to use new stamps and stencils I recently received for my birthday! This is the sending hugs stamps and dies paired with the plaid stencil set.

This is the only set I have with Winston in it so I immediately grabbed him and then reached for the coffee cup in the set for him to hold. I colored and cut then out and set to stencil my background. I chose green and teal, knowing I would use pink for my sentiment strip to complete the color challenge.

For assembly, I glued my stenciled panel to a card base and popped up my heat embossed sentiment strip, along with Winston holding his coffee.

Finishing touches on this card were to add black glaze pen to his eyes, glossy accents to his nose and the coffee lid, and white gel pen in various places on the images. Then I glued pink and white clay hearts around and my card is complete.

I just love how the dies for the stamp set cut the animals hands so they can hold items. It is the coolest idea and so fun to use it when building your card.

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

Newton’s Nook – Snowmen Everywhere

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m sharing my first entry into the current Inky Paws Challenge with Newton’s Nook. It’s a color challenge this time and I had a blast with it!

For my first card I immediately grabbed the Frozen Fellowship set and chose my markers. I love coloring this large image with a limited color palette. It’s the most fun for me.

After I had it colored, I made a pink card base and grabbed a teal panel to stencil on. I chose the bubbly stencil and used clear glitter glitz gel on it. When I assembled my card I offset the stenciled and stamped panels just a bit, popped up my stamped image and wrapped green twine around the teal one for a little extra something.

For finishing touches on this card, I added black glaze pen to all of the eyes, Nuvo Crystal Drops to the buttons, Stickles to some of the hats and white gel pen accents to all of the clothing.

I will stamp my sentiment on the inside once I decide exactly who this card will go to. That way it can be more personalized.

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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.

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

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!