Newton's Nook Designs January Release – Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of the Newton’s Nook January release. So much cuteness to share with you today in these adorable Puppy Playtime stamps and dies. I can’t get enough of them. So much that I made two cards to share with you!

Puppy Playtime Stamps and Dies

Today’s first card is really simple to come together but adorable and fun for Valentine’s Day, which will be here before we know it!

To make this cute card, I used the new bokeh hearts stencil set with light and dark pink inks on a pink panel and die cut it from the largest of the Frameworks die set. Then I used the sea borders die set to cut a ground from kraft cardstock. I stamped, colored and die cut my pup and a couple of bones and popped them up with foam squares.

Then I stamped my sentiment on a speech bubble from that die set, added a cute red gel pen outline and popped it up as well. Next, I added white gel pen accents and black glaze pen to the puppy’s eyes. I finished this card off with some glossy accents to the scarf and bones and popped the panel on a white card base for a little contrast.

For this next card, I wanted to show how these puppies are also fabulous for non-Valentine cards too! So I made a bright, fun birthday card with them!

I die cut the next-to-smallest Framework die four times and inked each with a color and popped them up with foam tape. Then I stamped, colored and die cut different puppies and some accessories and popped them up as well. I die cut the smallest shape from the Frameworks set, ink blended it and then stamp and heat embossed my sentiment. This panel is popped up on top of the other panels so it doesn’t get lost.

For finishing touches I added white gel pen accents, black glaze pen to the eyes and glossy accents to the accessories on all the puppies. A perfect birthday card for the dog lover in your life!

Would you like to win the “Puppy Playtime” 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)! 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 January 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton's Nook – Winston Takes Flight

Hello everyone! I’m beyond excited to be sharing my very first post as a Newton’s Nook Design Team member today. My family knows me very well and added to my stash of Newton’s Nook stamps for Christmas and I couldn’t wait to ink this cute Winston up! Today he’s sharing a birthday message to a very special someone – my dad! I made this for his birthday earlier this week.

I started by inking up Winston Takes Flight and coloring the images with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies and set them aside to start on my background.

I cut a panel and used the clouds stencil with distress ink to make my sky. Then die cut that panel from the largest of the Frames & Flags die set. I popped the panel up on a card base and then figured out my final placement.

I popped Winston and the banner up with foam squares and glued the clouds directly to the background. I double-stamped my sentiment in blue and black ink for a fun look in the top left corner. I thought the card needed a little something at this point so I shopped my stash and found a cute bird in the Festive Fawns set, so I stamped, colored and die cut him out. He’s popped up with a foam square too.

For finishing touches on this card I added Stickles to the clouds for texture, black glaze pen to the eyes and white gel pen accents throughout. Then I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the medallion on the plane and the banner. Last I put glossy accents on Winston’s goggles and nose, the medallion on the place and the bird’s beak.

This card was so fun to put together. I hope you enjoyed it as well.

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

Newton's Nook Design Team

Happy New Year everyone!!!! I’m over the moon to share with you that I’m joining the Newton’s Nook Design Team! This is amazing and I feel so fortunate to be joining this group of incredibly talented ladies!

So, let’s celebrate with a card, shall we?!? I love celebrating this way! I pulled out the beautiful Sunflower Days stamp and die set to play with for this occasion. I got it for my birthday a couple months ago and hadn’t made a point to play with it yet.

For some reason I’ve been dreaming about these beautiful sunflowers in shades of blue and silver, so that’s what I did. What do you think of it?

I also used the plaid stencil set with blue dye ink and glazed pewter metallix gel on a lighter blue cardstock. After the gel was dry I die cut the panel from the largest of the Flags & Frames Die Set. Then I die cut the same panel again from the middle sized die in the Frameworks Die Set.

At this point I started assembling my card by adhering the largest “frame” I created diretly to the gray cardbase. Then I used foam strips to pop up the inner frame and finally glued the center panel directly to the cardbase as well. This is when I started playing with placement of my sunflowers and didn’t like anything at all. I even considered scrapping the sunflowers and reaching for a different image. Until I had an idea to use vellum to diffuse the tone-on-tone look everywhere and I loved it!

So I die cut the center panel from vellum, stamped and heat embossed my sentiment and glued that piece to the center. The sunflower image is popped up with foam squares so it lays nicely on the popped up frame.

I kept the finishing touches on this card simple because there is a lot going on. I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the centers of all 3 flowers and then glued some blue dew drops from Honey Bee Stamps across the card front.

I am just in love with how this card turned out. And with the sentiment, it can be a card for just about any occasion too! Bonus!

I’m super excited to be joining this team and hope you’ll continue with me through this amazing journey! Thanks for stopping by.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day! And…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team

Yippee!!!! I’m sooooo excited to finally be able to spill the beans…the coffee beans that is! I’m joining the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team for the 2020 year! This is an amazing opportunity and I’m so honored to be joining the fabulous group of talented cardmakers!

To celebrate this super fun announcement, I made a cute little coffee card with one of my new Newton’s Nook stamps – Slothy Coffee.

To make it I masked off the top portion of my card front and blended distress inks, then spritzed them with water. I stamped, colored and die cut my sloth and popped him up with foam squares.

Using him as a guide, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in white. I love how it pops off the dark blue background. Then I added a strip of washi tape from my stash to break up the transition between the card front and inked area.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to his eyes, glossy accents to his nose and claws and the stripe on the mug. Then scattered Nuvo Crystal drops across the card-front for added interest.

This is a super simple but really fun card to make and share with any of your coffee loving friends!

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 – 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 Guest Design – Festive Fawns

Welcome back to my second week of guest designing for Newton’s Nook. Thank you for stopping by. Today I’m sharing this sweet, soft card featuring Festive Fawns stamps and dies and the Snowfall stencil.

This card was inspired by a quilt my coworker is sewing and I loved the color palette so much I had to make a card using it. Be sure to head over to the Newton’s Nook blog for a full view of the card and all the details how I created it.

I love the images in the Festive Fawns set. They are the perfect size to stand alone on a card but also small enough to put together or even mix with other stamp sets. And they are so fun to color!

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

Newton’s Nook – Holiday Wishes

Hello again! Thanks for stopping by today for this sweet Newton’s Nook card featuring on of the Festive Fawns stamps and dies, and the gingham stencil.

I’ve had this cute little fawn colored and cut out for weeks now just trying to decide what to do with it. All of a sudden this idea popped into my head and it all came together perfectly.

I used blending buddy brushes from Trinity Stamps for the background, using red ink and then adding the stencil on top and went over it all again. I love the tone-on-tone look and this stencil pattern is so much fun! Then I splattered the background with gold watercolor and set it aside to dry while I heat embossed my sentiment. I popped my image and the sentiment strip up with foam squares and added a little washi tape accent below that.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the deer’s nose and spots and Nuvo Crystal Drops to the wreath’s berries. Then I added white gel pen accents throughout the image.

This is such a fun card and would be a great one to mass produce for the holidays too. I have some tag ideas with this stamp set so stay tuned the beginning of December for that fun!

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