Newton’s Nook – Stamptember Celebration

I am SO EXCITED to share today’s projects with you celebrating the Newton’s Nook release for Simons Says Stamp’s Stamptember extravaganza! This event is always so exciting and it’s just gotten better the last couple of years being able to participate from a designer point of view too!

Today we’re sharing an adorable Thanksgiving themed stamp set – Talk Turkey – where I immediately saw place cards for our Thanksgiving table! For added fun, instead of just a tent fold card, I made circular easel cards for each one!

Here’s a look at all of them folded flat and looking super adorable! I used a combo of the circle frames die sets, banner trio dies and stencils – gingham, houndstooth and falling leaves.

I came in with glossy accents on things like noses, stems and this pup’s tag. Then I used black glaze pen on the eyes and came back with a white gel pen accent if it needed it.

This Newton just cracks me up with his turkey hat and hoarding his turkey leg! No sharing going on here!

This pilgrim pup was just too adorable and definitely needed to bring home the pie!

Here’s a look at all of them popped up and ready for Thanksgiving!

I added the banners to the inside with foam squares so they work as a great stopper for the easel and show who sits there. Plus, my daughter and I thought we could write personal messages inside the cards to share why we’re thankful.

Don’t forget these Stamptember sets are limited edition so head over and snatch yours up straight away! You won’t want to miss out!

Products used on today’s project:
Simon Says Stamp Newton’s Nook Stamptember Talk Turkey stamps
Newton’s Nook Circle Frames dies
Newton’s Nook Banner Trio dies
Newton’s Nook Gingham stencil
Newton’s Nook Falling Leaves stencil
Newton’s Nook Houndstooth stencil
Blending brush
Foam squares
Glossy accents
Copic markers

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Newton’s Nook – Halloween Inspiration Week

This week Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

I created a little photo tutorial on how I folded these fun treat holders up. They just take a 6×6 sheet of cardstock or patterned paper and a bone folder does help but it’s not required.

Here’s a quick step-by-step. 1. Fold your paper in half to make a triangle. 2. Take one corner and fold it up toward the opposite side. 3. Do the same thing with the other corner. 4. Fold the front flap down.

I take my bone folder to each crease as I go along which helps make the next fold a little easier. Then I stick my fingers inside the holder at the end and puff it out. This seems to help the flap hold the criss-cross folds in place. I hope this helps!

For my treat holders today I chose the Trick or Treat Kittens to stamp and color with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and then pulled fun colors from there to use for my treat holder and background circles.

For this cutie, I used the flying bats stencil with purple ink on the purple cardstock before folding it. Then I die cut a green circle with the circle frames dies and inked the edge for a little depth. I used liquid adhesive and foam squares to adhere the pieces. Then stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on a black circle (also from the circle frames set) and added it with foam squares too.

For this treat holder I switched the colors and used the gingham stencil with gray ink before folding it up. I used the same foam squares and liquid adhesive to adhere all my pieces and popped it on the front.

I stuff them each with two mini kit-kat bars but there are a million possibilities for the treats yours could hold!

Here’s a look at them both without treats when I added glossy accents and unicorn Stickles for extra shine and fun!

I hope you enjoyed these and found some inspiration to create something fun for Halloween.

Products used on today’s projects:
Trick or Treat Kittens stamps and dies
Gingham stencil
Flying Bats stencil
Circle Frames dies
Blending Buddy brush
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Foam squares
Liquid adhesive
Copic markers

Don’t forget to visit the Halloween Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs and get your favorites for creating cute and spooky Halloween crafts!

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

Newton’s Nook – Your Laundry Just Got Cuter

Hello everyone! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog with a sweet little baby card. I made this for some friends expecting a baby boy very soon. It was super fun to get inky messy and come up with this cute thing in the end.

I started by stamping one of the bibs from Bitty Bibs and colored in with my copics. Then I used the Baby Bib dies to cut it out along with the lacy border and bow. I glued the layers together and switched to my background.

I wanted some flocked clouds but other texture as well so I went digging in my stencils. I came out with the Serene Stripes stencil and inked it up starting in the center, fading out, with a light teal ink. Then I spread Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco through the Cloudy Sky stencil. I removed the stencil and set my panel aside to dry while I cleaned up. Once my laminator was heated up I ran the panel through with a decofoil flock transfer sheet in white latte. Then I die cut the panel wtih the scalloped rectangle in the Frames & Flags die set.

To bring the focus on my cute little bib, I die cut the inverted scallop frame from the Framework die set from yellow cardstock. Then deciding on how to do my sentiment came perfectly…I die cut the tag from the same Framework set out of white cardstock and stamped half of my sentiment in green on that. Then I heat embossed congratulations on blue cardstock and cut it into a strip.

Next, I added foam tape, strips and squares to everything! You know how I like dimension. For assembly, I adhered a green panel to a white card base with liquid glue, then popped the stenciled panel in place. Next, I added the yellow frame and the bib, then my sentiment below.

To finish things off I added black glaze pen to the bear’s eyes and glossy accents to his nose. Then I came in with some acrylic bubbles from my stash and glued them across the design.

I’m so happy with how this fun card turned out! Baby and sympathy cards are not my forte so I tend to only make them when they are needed. It helps to have motivation and a recipient in mind for me.

Products used on today’s card:
Bitty Bibs stamps
Baby Bib dies
Framework dies
Frames & Flags dies
Serene Stripes stencil
Cloudy Sky stencil
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Decofoil Flock – white latte
Stencil Pal
iCraft Ultrabond liquid adhesive pen
Foam strips, squares and tape
Glossy accents
Blending brush
Copic markers – YG11, YG13, B02, B00, E30, E31, E34, E44, E49, E50, E51, R00
Lawn Fawn ink – mermaid and jalapeno

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Newton’s Nook – August Release Bonus Card

Hey, hey my fabulous friends!!! If you haven’t already, head over and pick up your fabulous fall goodies from the Newton’s Nook release! It’s available for purchase today! YIPPEE!!!

When I was playing around, creating backgrounds for the release, I ended up with an extra and couldn’t resist making another card with it to share with you today!

For this background, I did some ink smooshing with Tombow Dual Brush markers on a white panel. I chose brown, orange and green and made sure to heat the panel in between for that awesome layering effect. If you don’t dry it in between, your colors can get muddy. But if you do, they layer on top of each other and give a much more impactful look.

When the panel was completely dry I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle in Frames & Flags die set. Then I stamped the Heartfelt Fall stamp in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with copper embossing powder.

Next, I stamped another mouse from Autumn Mice and colored him with my copic markers. Then, I used the coordinating dies to cut him out. For this card I decided to stamp my sentiment on the background panel and use Tombow markers to color the word “fall” in kind of an ombre effect.

For assembly, I adhered a green cardstock panel to a white card base, then popped the background panel up with foam tape. Next, I popped the mouse up with foam squares.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the word “fall” on the sentiment, the mouse’s nose and black glaze pen to his eyes. Last, I glued a scattering of brown clay heart embellishments around the design.

Voila! This sweet card is all finished and ready for fall to get here so it can be mailed out!

Products used on today’s card:
Heartfelt Fall stamps
Autumn Mice stamps and dies
Frames & Flags dies
Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix
Foam tape
Liquid adhesive

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Newton’s Nook – August Release Day 1

Woo-hoo!!!! Super excited to start sharing the amazing Newton’s Nook August release with you all this week! Today we’re starting with a REALLY fun stamp set and a new triple-layer stencil that you’re going to die for! Let’s not waste any time!

Brooms & Boos stamps and dies

Candy Corn stencil

Today I have a super fun card to share with the Brooms & Boos stamp set but I’ll be sharing an adorable card with the candy corn stencil later on this week! So, stay tuned!

The sentiments in this set go so well with the images and I just love it all! Today I narrowed it down to a silly, moderately snarky sentiment and this cute little witch with her broomstick! I had fun pulling out some traditional Halloween colors to use too!

After stamping my images, I used copic markers to color them and the coordinating dies to cut them all out. For my background panel I blended distress oxide inks in mowed lawn, seedless preserves and carved pumpkin. I sprizted the panel with water and let it dry. Then I adhered the Cascading Stars stencil to it and spread Wild Lilac Glitter Glitz Gel from Thermoweb through that. I started in the top left corner and just spread until it faded out. I didn’t want a full panel of glitter, just some fun accents.

Once that panel was dry, I trimmed it down to 5.5×4 inches and added foam tape to the back. For a little accent I stuck a strip of washi tape on the edge of my card base and then adhered the background panel down.

Arranging my images on the card front, I decided to add my sentiment to a banner from the Frames & Flags die set. This die is solid so I cut it out first and stamped the sentiment second. Then I added foam squares to the back of everything and adhered it all down.

For finishing touches I added some glossy accents to my witch on things like her hat band, boots, broom and belt. Then I added Stickles to the moon for a little glitz up there too. I couldn’t leave the bats alone though so I painted some Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen on them so they shimmer too!

Would you like to win the “Brooms & Boos”  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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – Hey, Gull Friend!

Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog with an extra card to share! I feel like summer is winding down already so I’m clutching on with both hands enjoying all things beach, sun and fun!

For today’s fun card, I stamped the image from Gull Friends and colored it with my copics. Then I use the coordinating dies to cut them out. I too a white panel and inked up the Sunscape stencil with blending brushes and Lawn Fawn inks. When I removed the stencil I went over the whole panel with the light yellow ink to remove the harsh white and help the seagulls pop a little more.

Next, I took another white panel and die cut it with one of the Sea Borders dies for the top of my water layer. I used a blending brush to ink the top with a teal ink. Then I die cut both inked panels with the largest Framework die. I stamped my sentiment on the bottom right corner of the wave panel and lined the back of both panels with foam tape. I carefully lined up the two and adhered them together.

For a little extra contrast I took another panel, inked the edge up with seedless preserves distress oxide ink and splattered it with water. I adhered it to a white card base and then popped my scene panels in place. Then I used liquid adhesive to adhere my seagulls tucked underneath the edge of the water border.

For finishing touches on today’s card I used black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the bird’s beaks and feet.

These birds color up really quick and I always enjoy ink blending so this card could be fun to mass produce and send out to a group of friends. Or just have on hand when you need to send some happy mail.

Products used on today’s card:
Gull Friends stamps and dies
Framework dies
Sea Borders dies
Sunscape stencil
Seedless Preserves distress oxide ink
Trinity Stamps blending buddy brush
Lawn Fawn dye inks
Glossy accents
Foam tape

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Newton’s Nook – Designer’s Nook Sneak Peek

Hey crafty friends! I’m popping in with a little sneak peek of tomorrows Designer’s Nook newsletter from Newton’s Nook!

If you’re not familiar, this is a subscriber only newsletter from the design team at Newton’s Nook to you with exclusive crafty inspiration every Tuesday! As long as you subscribe today you’ll start getting awesome inspiration directly to your inbox tomorrow morning and each Tuesday after that!

Click HERE to head to the subscriber section of the Newton’s Nook website. Be sure to click Designer’s Nook newsletter!

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Newton’s Nook – Time to Celebrate

I’m sure it’s time to celebrate something, right?!? We love to celebrate everything in our house. It’s fun and creates great excuses for important things like cupcakes! Haha! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog with a fun shaker card featuring the newly release Newton’s Cupcake stamps and dies along with the cupcakes layering stencil too!

My whole card started by inking up the stencil layers with fun pink and red colors and die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle in Frames & Flags. Then I let my card design come together from that. I stamped and colored Newton’s Cupcake with copic markers but couldn’t decide on a color or design for the cupcake. That’s when I had an idea to paper piece it like those fun cupcake wrappers my mom always used when I was growing up!

Next, I moved on to the shaker pouch. I die cut two circles from the Circle Frames dies – one red and one acetate. Then I took the scalloped circle that is the next size down and cut it from the red circle, creating my frame and window. I used liquid glue to adhere the acetate to the frame and lined the back with foam tape. I sprinkled sequins on the stenciled panel and sealed up my shaker.

Next, I added foam squares to the back of Newton and popped him in the center of the window. I used liquid glue to adhere the cute cherry to the top of the cupcake and moved on to my sentiment. I chose one from the Birthday Roundabout set and stamped it on a die cut banner from the Banner Trio dies. I love how this one has emboss lines to fold it for a more 3D look. I added a combo of foam squares and liquid glue to adhere it to the bottom of the shaker frame.

Next, I found a piece of cardstock that was close to the blue in the cupcake wrapper and trimmed it to A2 size. I flicked black acrylic paint all over it for a little texture. Once that was dry I glued it to a white card base and popped my panel on it with some foam tape.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the cherry and Newton’s nose.

One thing I found out later – a real duh moment – is that the sentiments in Newton’s Cupcake are all sized to stamp inside the cupcake if you would like to! How cool is that?!? I’m looking forward to trying it out for a different and fun look!

Products used on today’s card:
Newton’s Cupcake stamps and dies
Cupcakes stencil
Frames & Flags dies
Circle Frames dies
Banner Trio dies

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

Newton’s Nook – July Release

Today I am excited to be part of  the 8 year anniversary celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs! To celebrate this awesome milestone, Newton’s Nook Designs has released adorable new cupcake themed products, which I will be sharing on my projects today. There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

First, here’s a peek at the products releasing today!

Newton’s Cupcake stamps and dies

Cupcakes layering stencil set

Isn’t it all just so wonderful??? I obsessed with this new stencil. And Newton’s Cupcake just has so many possibilities throughout the year for fun! But I digress…now on to the projects I made to share with you today.

I have two cards to share with you today. The first of which is this adorable rainbow frosted cupcake card! This new stencil is a 3-piece layering stencil and it is AMAZING!!! A definite must for all crafty stashes.

I inked up the first layer with a brown ink and a blending brush. Then I placed the second layer and chose light melon, yellow and teal inks. I started with the yellow first so that my brush didn’t pick up the darker colors on either side. Making sure to overlap my colors, I got a beautiful rainbow in the end! Then I taped the third layer in place and spread red glitz gel through it for some fabulous cherries and sprinkles to top my rainbow cupcakes!

Then I stamped a sentiment from Uplifting Wishes on a circle that I die cut with the Circle Frames die set. Then I die cut a label shape from the Frames Squared set and layered them together with foam squares. Last, I glued the stenciled panel to a white card base and popped the sentiment layers up with foam squares as well.

For my next card, I stamped and colored the new Newton’s Cupcake image with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and used a little liquid glue to adhere a cute party had on Newton’s head. I thought the cupcake wrapper was plain so I pulled out the Bubbles stencil, inked it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed some gold bubbles on it. Next, I pulled colors from my coloring to choose background cardstocks. I die cut a red circle to go with the cupcake frosting and a white circle to fit inside it. I stamped the sentiment off to the right so I had space for Newton and decided this was plain too. I inked it up with a little teal shadow and then added the Confetti stencil and more ink for some texture.

For the background panel, I took a teal piece of cardstock and spread Thermoweb transfer gel through the Gingham stencil. I removed the stencil and set the panel aside to dry while I cleaned things up and turned the laminator on. When the panel was dry I placed it in a folded piece of parchment paper with gold decofoil and ran it through the hot laminator. Isn’t that shiny foiling so much fun?!? I die cut the panel with the largest Frames & Flags die and set to assembling my card.

For this I added foam tape the the foiled panel and popped it on a white card base. Then I added foam tape to the red circle and centered it. I used liquid adhesive for the white panel and another layer of foam squares for Newton.

To finish things off I added Wink of Stella gold glitter to the sprinkles on the cupcake and the top of Newton’s hat. Then glossy accents to Newton’s nose and the stripes on his hat.

Would you like to win a $50 store credit to the Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop? We will choose TWO lucky winners! 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 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 Monday, July 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, July 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

There’s also a fun sale going on from now until Monday too! Click HERE to head to the Newton’s Nook shop and treat yourself!

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Paperie Ink – Just Wanted to Bug You

Welcome, welcome everyone! Just popping in to bug you on this fine Sunday morning. Haha! These sweet Paperie Ink ladybugs were just too cute to resist and the sentiments in the set are equally as adorable! Today I’m sharing a fun, just because card and it cracks me up every time I read the sentiment.

I stamped and heat embossed images from Bug For a Hug stamp set on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I watercolored them all with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush pen. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out.

Next, I took a light blue panel and used white pigment ink with a blending brush and the Newton’s Nook clouds stencil. Then I used a Newton’s Nook land borders die to cut some grass from a green panel and inked up the edges with a blending brush for some dimension. Next, I used liquid glue to adhere the grass to the sky and the leaves to the top of the panel too. I did put acrylic blocks on the leaves until the glue was dry to make sure they stayed flat.

To keep things looking the same, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment before adding the ladybug images. Then I popped those cuties up with foam squares. For finishing touches, I added some red hearts from Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix and some Fresh as a Daisy embellishments in the grass too.

Last, I popped the panel up with foam tape a melon card base and this card is all finished. Cute as can be!

Products used on today’s card:
Paperie Ink Bug For A Hug stamps
Newton’s Nook Clouds stencil
Newton’s Nook Land Borders dies
Twiddler’s Nook Fresh as a Daisy embellishments
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishments
Foam squares
Foam tape
Blending Buddy brush

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