Newton’s Nook – Joyful Tidings

Hello everyone! Guess what today is?!?!? It’s the half-way mark to Christmas! Yeah, the years just seem to fly by. I don’t get it. But I couldn’t resist the temptation to dive into my Newton’s Nook Christmas stash and make a little nutcracker fun to share with you all.

I had a design in mind when I started this card but today I actually started with my background panel and found the copics to coordinate from there. The background is ink blended with distress oxide in rustic wilderness and bundled sage. I faded out to nothing at an angle as I came down. I spritzed the panel with water and blotted it dry before layering the Music stencil over the top and spreading gold glitz glitter gel through it.

While the panel was drying, I stamped one of the nutcracker images and colored him with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut him out and went digging for a different shaped sentiment. I love the sentiments in the set but I really wanted that banner to the left of him so I looked at all my Roundabout and Heartfelt sets, landing on this one from Heartfelt Holidays. I think it’s simple and nice to go with the feel of the card.

Since the Banner Trio dies are solid, I always die cut that part first, then stamp and heat emboss on the shape. At the beginning I kept forgetting and tried to blindly line things up but it never goes well. Lol.

With the glitz gel panel dry, I die cut it with the largest Framework die and popped it up on a white card base with foam tape. Then I glued the banner to the nutcracker, added foam squares to them and popped them up as well.

For finishing touches I came in with stardust Stickles on all the gold parts of the nutcracker. I wanted his gold areas to be shiny like the background. Last, I added black glaze pen to his eyes to make them raised and shiny. I really love that part.

Products used:
Nutcrackers stamps and dies
Heartfelt Holidays stamps
Banner Trio dies
Framework dies
Music stencil
Glitz Glitter Gel – gold
Stencil pal
3D foam tape and squares
Distress oxide – rustic wilderness and bundled sage
Stickles – stardust

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

Newton’s Nook – Hip Hip Hooray Balloon Shaker Card

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog sharing this really fun shaker card featuring products from the July Birthday Release! Be sure to check it all out if you haven’t yet. It’s an amazing release and I absolutely love everything!

For today’s card, I knew I wanted to pair this sweet image with the Balloon Shaker dies so I stamped and colored him right away. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out and started cutting and assembling the pieces to my balloon shaker. The top frame and bottom layer are both cut from a piece of paper in the new Birthday Party paper pad that released last week. The shaker bits are just sequins from my stash and I used the stacked die cut technique to create my shaker well in stead of foam strips.

For the background, I inked up a white panel with distress oxide in blueprint sketch, salty ocean and tumbled glass. I spritzed it with water and blotted it dry. Then I added the Cloudy Sky stencil over the top and spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through it. I removed the stencil, cleaned up and waited for it to dry. Fast forward, to a heated up laminator and dry transfer gel – I cut a piece of white latte deco foil flock transfer the size of the panel, layered it on top of the stenciled panel, placed them in a Craft & Carrier sheet and ran it through my laminator.

I die cut the flocked panel with the largest Framework die. Then cut the smallest die in that set from black cardstock. Next, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Birthday Oval set in white on it.

To assemble my card, I cut an orange piece of patterned paper and added it to a white care base. Then I popped the stenciled panel up with foam tape and glued my shaker directly to that with liquid glue. I popped the mouse and sentiment up with foam squares.

For finishing touches, I added black glaze pen to the mouse’s eye and glossy accents to his nose and the whole balloon.

Products used today:
Birthday Mice stamps and dies
Birthday Oval stamps
Framework dies
Balloon Shaker dies
Cloudy Sky stencil
Birthday Party paper pad
Thermoweb 3D foam tape and squares
Thermoweb Transfer Gel BLANCO
Thermoweb stencil pal
Thermoweb Deco Foil Flock Transfer – white latte
Glossy accents
Bearly Art liquid glue

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

Newton’s Nook – Birthday Release Day 1

Welcome, welcome everyone! It’s the first day of release reveals for an absolutely incredible birthday release with Newton’s Nook! They are turning 9 years old and this birthday release takes the cake! Let’s get started looking at what we have today.

Birthday Party Paper Pad

Bokeh Balloons stencils

Birthday Mice stamps and dies

I have a really fun card to share with you today featuring the new paper pad and one of the absolutely Birthday Mice images. Don’t worry, I’ll have so much more to share through the week along with the rest of the team.

As soon as I saw this set, I knew I had to create a giant cheese to go with these fun mice! So I immediately started my card today with that. I used dies from Frames & Flags, Frames Squared and Circle Frames to create a two-layer cheese look. I inked the edges of the yellow cardstock for extra dimension and flicked yellow ink and white paint on the panel too. I love the texture it gives!

I chose a piece of paper from the Birthday Party paper pad and used it as a guide to color the images I stamped out from the set. Once they were colored, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I trimmed the plaid paper to A2 size and adhered it to a white card base and added my cheese panel with foam tape. Then I added the images with foam squares too. You all know I like my dimension!

Next, I cut two banners from Frames & Flags die set – the red flag is from the Birthday Party paper pad. Then I stamped the sentiment on the white one and glued them together. I added them to the top left with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to some parts of the images and a little unicorn Stickles to others. I love the combo of shimmer and shine between the two.

Would you like to win the “Birthday Mice 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 July 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday July 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Donna Idlet
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – You Are CLAW-some!

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing some fantastic summer-themed inspiration using those adorable little kittens playing on the beach.

To start my card today, I used my stamps and dies to lay out a mini scene using the Frames Squared dies and Kitten Beach stamps. I figured about how many images I need to fill my scene and then started stamping things. I used copic markers to color them all in and then the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I set them aside while I worked on creating my scene panels using distress oxide inks and the sea border and land border dies.

I started with two white squares measuring about 3.5 inches. I inked the top of one with tumbled glass and salty ocean, then one half of the other with salvaged patina and cracked pistachio and, finally, the other half with tea dye and gathered twigs. I used the sea and land borders die to cut the dual colored square into two sections for my sand and sea and commenced with all the splattering you can imagine!

The sky and sea were splattered with salty ocean and salvaged patina and spritzed with water. The sand was splattered with gathered twigs and spritzed with water. Then all of it was splattered with white acrylic paint for good measure, and fantastic texture too. Lol. I love this part! I used liquid glue and adhered the layers, then added them to an orange scalloped square I cut with the Frames Squared dies.

To resemble the sun in the sky, I cut a flag from Frames & Flags and stamped my sentiment on that. I trimmed it down and glued it in place while also adding all of my images to the scene with either liquid glue or foam squares.

At this point I switched from a square card to adding some fun stenciling and creating a regular A2 size card. I took a white panel and layered the Seashells stencil over top. I inked it with light peach and teal inks and can’t get over how much I love the result! It’s gorgeous and so fun for this card.

Okay, let’s wrap this cute card up. I added the stenciled panel to a card base, then popped the scalloped square up with foam tape. Finally, I wrapped some orange twine around the bottom and tied a bow before adding black glaze pen to the critter eyes, glossy accents to noses and toe beans and unicorn Stickles to the seashells and sea stars.

Phew! We made it! That was a lot of layers but isn’t this card so much fun?!? I love it!

Products used today:
Kitten Beach stamps and dies
Frames Squared dies
Frames & Flags dies
Sea Borders dies
Land Borders dies
Seashells stencil
Distress oxide – salty ocean, tumbled glass, salvaged patina, cracked pistachio, tea dye, gathered twigs
Foam squares and tape
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Bearly Arts glue

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

Newton’s Nook – June Release Day 1

Welcome everyone! Super excited to be starting the release reveals for the Newton’s Nook June release! Get your sunscreen out because we’re ready for summer!!! Let’s take a peek at what’s revealing today.

Summertime paper pad

Palm Tree Line stencil

Beach Bound stamps and dies

Isn’t this an incredible way to kick things off??? I can tell you right now, I’m obsessed with this paper pad and having so much fun with everything else too! I have two cards to share with you so let’s get started.

For my first card, I inked up the new palm tree line stencil with various dye inks and trimmed it into a strip. Then I lined the panel with some strips from the paper pad. I popped this up on an A2 size piece of that fun blue bubble print from the paper pad but I thought it needed something else.

I just adore those flip flops from Flip Flop Life so I stamped and colored those, then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I thought it would be fun to mount them on a circle cut from another print in the paper pad so I used a circle die from Circle Frames and another from Frames Squared for that and my sentiment and added everything with foam squares.

I finished the card off with glossy accents on the flip flops and tied some pink twine around the top of my card.

You better apply a second layer of sunscreen before we move on. You’re going to get a sunburn. Lol.

For this card, I took all the vehicles from Beach Bound out and created my own patterned paper stamping them in gray on a white panel. Then I picked one – I just love that Bug – stamped and colored it with copics, then used the coordinating die to cut it out. This time I cut 3 1/4 inch strips from various prints in the paper pad for the border under my car. But the background with the other cars was a little distracting.

To remedy that, I took a strip of white cardstock and inked it up with mustard seed distress oxide ink and spritzed it with water. Then, to give it a little interest I layered the Sunscape stencil over the top and inked a little sunshine in the top left with spiced marmalade distress oxide ink. It’s subtle but I love it.

Now, to assemble all my layers, I used liquid glue to add the yellow panel to the top of the car panel. Then I popped my cute blue bug and the strips of paper up with foam squares and strips. Last, I die cut a banner from the Frames & Flags die set and heat embossed a sentiment from Beach Bound on it. I trimmed the top off and slid it under the striped strip, securing it with foam squares.

For finishing touches I added some glossy accents to the wheels and lights on the car and unicorn Stickles to parts of the surf board.

Would you like to win the “Beach Bound” 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 June 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday June 17th. 

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

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

Newton’s Nook – PAW-sitive Vibes

Hey friends! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog sharing an adorable card that requires no coloring. I used a new paper pad and die set to create adorable kitty images and a fun sentiment to tie it all together.

This whole card started with me choosing a simple color palette and cutting strips of cardstock at random widths to create a background. I adhered the strips to a piece of copy paper with tape runner and used the rounded rectangle in the Frames & Flags die set to cut it out. After looking at the panel cut out, I realized I had chosen colors that go great with the new A Cat’s Life paper pad! So I ran with it.

I chose a neutral colored piece from the pad for my card front and glued it down. Then popped the striped panel up with foam tape. Next, I chose 3 more patterns of paper and cut the Cat Silhouettes from them. I haven’t even cut these dies apart yet, and just cut them all from each pattern, keeping the rest for another project later on.

Next, I chose a sentiment from Heartfelt Meows and heat embossed it on a banner from the Banner Trio die set. I added the kitties and sentiment with foam squares onto the striped panel.

For finishing touches, I glued 3 white hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts clay embellishment mix above the cats and tied some gray twine around the left side of the card front.

Super simple and really fun with all of the patterns and textures together!

Products used:
A Cat’s Life paper pad
Cat Silhouettes dies
Frames & Flags dies
Banner Trio Dies
Heartfelt Meows stamps
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishments
3D foam tape and foam squares
iCraft tape runner
Pink & Main embossing ink and embossing powder

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

Newton’s Nook – Thermoweb Collab | Time to Celebrate

Happy Monday everyone! This week Newton’s Nook and Thermoweb are collaborating together for amazing inspiration using products from both companies! Today I have a very sweet celebration card to share with you.

I started today’s card with my background panel and the Cupcakes layering stencil. I started by inking the layer with the cupcake papers and a few toppers. I used teal for the wrappers and brown for the few frosting bits. Next, I swapped for the cupcake frosting layer and inked it in a gradient from top left to bottom right – red/pink down to yellow. Last, I added my sprinkles and cherries layer and spread red Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel through it. Then, I set the panel aside to dry and cleaned up my area and stencil.

Next, I brought out the Newton’s Cupcake set and stamped my images. I colored them with copic markers to resemble the inking on the stenciled panel and used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

Once they were cut out, I turned on my laminator to heat up. I used the Deco Foil adhesive pen to add polka dots to the cupcake wrapper and cut a piece of red Deco Foil transfer sheet. With the laminator heated up and the pen dry, I layered the foil on top and placed them in a Craft & Carrier sheet and ran it through the laminator. This is such a fun way to customize and detail your images! I love it and the shine of these foiled dots in the light is so cool!

With the stenciled panel dry, I ran it through the die cutter with the largest Frames & Flags die and added my Newton image with foam squares. Next, I chose a sentiment from the Birthday Roundabout stamp set, and heat embossed it on a banner from the Banner Trio die set. I glued the ends down and added it under Newton with foam squares too.

Next, I chose a pattern from the Springtime paper pad, cut it to A2 size and added it to a white card base before popping up the stenciled panel with foam tape on that.

For a little bit of finishing detail, I added glossy accents to the cherry on the cupcake, Newton’s nose and a couple of stripes on the party hat too.

Doesn’t this card just make you want to celebrate? And eat cupcakes? It certainly does for me!

Products used today:
Newton’s Cupcake stamps and dies
Birthday Roundabout stamps
Cupcakes stencils
Banner Trio dies
Frames & Flags dies
Springtime paper pad
Thermoweb Deco Foil adhesive pen
Thermoweb Deco Foil transfer sheets – red
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter gel – red
Thermoweb 3D foam tape and squares
Thermoweb UltraBond liquid glue pen
Thermoweb Craft & Carrier sheets
Glossy accents

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

Newton’s Nook – Let’s Be Mermaids!

Hello again everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog again this week with a second bit of inspiration and today we’re going down deep in the ocean with my Purr-maid friend Newton. I hope you love it as much as I do!

This card all started with the idea to create that fun wavy color block pattern in the background. I chose a selection of cardstock colors and cut them all with one of the Sea Borders dies. I nested them together and secured them with washi tape on the back before die cutting them with the rounded rectangle in the Frames & Flags die set.

Next, I chose images from Purr-maid Newton and Scuba Newton, stamped and colored them with my copic markers, before cutting them out with the coordinating dies. Then I arranged them on the panel, deciding on final placement and where to put my sentiment. I eventually thought the speech bubble would be fun so I cut one and stamped the sentiment on that and then adhered the images with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares.

Next, I took a white A2 size panel and lightly inked up the Waves stencil with teal ink and a blending brush before popping the focal panel up with foam tape on it. Then I used liquid glue to add the whole thing to a card base and moved on to finishing touches.

For those I added black glaze pen to the fish eyes and glossy accents to the stripes or fins on each fish and Newton’s nose. Then I came in with unicorn Stickles on Newton’s tail and the bubbles above the sentiment.

I had so much fun creating this card and just love how the wavy panel turned out! I think it’s so cool!

Products used:
Purr-maid Newton stamps and dies
Scuba Newton stamps and dies
Sea Borders dies
Frames & Flags dies
Speech Bubbles dies
Waves stencil
Foam squares and tape
Stickles – unicorn
Glossy accents
Blending brush
Lawn Fawn mermaid dye ink

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

Newton’s Nook – Big Cup of Thanks

Hello everyone! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog sharing a big cup of thanks and an adorable Newton colored to resemble our kitty, Oreo. It’s so fun to customize these cute kitties to look like pets in our lives.

I started by stamping the main image from Newton’s Mug and the pair of cups from Love Cafe and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and then kept going back and forth between adding the sentiment to my large mug or decorating it with lines and dots. Obviously, I landed on the sentiment but either way would have been awesome!

Next, I cut a gray panel and inked it up with the mugs stencil for a tone-on-tone look. I die cut the panel with the largest Framework die. I just love that postage stamp edge and the stitching detail. It’s so fun! Next, I cut a rounded rectangle out of vellum using a die from the Frames & Flags die set.

To adhere all these layers, I glued the mugs together with a little liquid glue and added foam squares to the back of them. I adhered them to the vellum rectangle and hid tape runner behind those to add my vellum to the stenciled panel. I wrapped twine around that and then added foam tape to the back before popping the whole thing on a white card base.

Doing things in this order gives us lots of help in different ways. First, we hid the adhesive on the vellum in areas you can’t see it. Then, wrapping the twine before adding foam tape lets us avoid that area so it’s not bulky and lays nice and flat.

For finishing touches I simply added glossy accents to Newton’s nose and the hearts and both mugs. I intentionally kept it minimal and not super glittery because this card was giving me masculine vibes, even with the heart mugs, and I wanted to keep it that way. I always need more like this in my stash but I have to make an effort to stop with the glitter. Haha.

Products used today:
Newton’s Mug stamps and dies
Love Cafe stamps and dies
Mugs stencil
Framework dies
Frames & Flags dies
Foam tape
Foam squares
Glossy accents

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

Newton’s Nook – National Scrapbook Day

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Today Newton’s Nook Designs is celebrating with NEW dog and cat themed papers and dies! These new products are available NOW in their shop! Plus, there is a FLASH SALE TODAY! Save 20% off today only with code SCRAP22 at newtonsnookdesigns.com.

About a month ago now, we lost our beloved pup, Bailey. It was quite unexpected and I’ve been devastated to say the least. Having this event come up gave me a great time to sit on my own and go through pictures of him, remembering to awesome adventures we had. I am not a scrapbooker at all but I was able to create a fun 12×12 page using the new A Dog’s Life paper and the new dies too. I hope you like it.

These photos are from a little evening trip to the park across the street from our house last summer. He was so happy to be anywhere as long as his humans were with him. We were taking turns playing volleyball and laying in the grass with him. It was a fun night.

For my design I used the fancy edges tags to create some visual texture to go with the silhouette images on the left. Then I cut a couple strips of kraft cardstock and inked them up with the petite paws stencil for a tone-on-tone texture there. I also used the grass die in the land borders die set to cut a strip of grass which seemed fitting.

I framed the photos with some of the paper from the pad and couldn’t resist using the speech bubble sheet as a background panel too! It’s so much fun!

I pulled out the paw shaker die set and used it for a few elements – the large paw here, those fun little bones and the woof die cut too. I used the essential alphabet dies to cut his name from black cardstock and added it to the grass border.

After everything was assembled, the page looked too flat for my general taste so I took a blending brush and shaded the edge of the whole page with gray ink.

I’m really happy with how this turned out and hope to be ready to display it somewhere soon.

Products used today:
A Dog’s Life paper pad
Dog Silhouette dies
Pawprint Shaker dies
Essential Alphabet dies
Land Border dies
Petite Paw Prints stencil
Fancy Edges Tag dies
Bearly Art liquid glue
Blending Brush
Lawn Fawn narwhal ink

Remember there is a flash sale going on today only. Don’t miss out!

Check out the blogs of these Design Team Members for more inspiration:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Donna Idlet
Ellen Haxelmans
Farhana Sarker
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

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