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

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!

Newton’s Nook – Designer’s Nook Newsletter Sneak Peek

Hello everyone! If you’re new here I want to make sure you have a chance to sign up for the Newton’s Nook Designer’s Nook Newsletter before tomorrow!

This is a subscriber only project that is sent directly to your inbox every Tuesday from the Newton’s Nook design team. Tomorrow is my turn and I’m super excited to share tips and ideas with you!

It’s really fun and even more adorable! So click HERE to subscribe if you haven’t already and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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

Newton’s Nook – April Release Day 1

Welcome everyone! Today is the first day of release reveals for the Newton’s Nook April Release! This is such a varied release and everything is just so much fun! Today we’re sharing a stamp and die set along with a new stencil too! Let’s take a look.

Cycling Friends stamps and dies

Tree Line Stencil

I have a few cards to share with you today. First let’s look at two clean and simple mini slimline cards I made using the new tree line stencil.

I inked up the stencil on teal cardstock with distress oxide inks to make the layering stand out instead of soaking into the cardstock. Then I added Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel for the detail layer on both cards. Isn’t that glitter detail so much fun!?!

I trimmed the panels down to 2.75×5.75 and popped them up on white card bases, cut some grass and adhered it down. Then cut a banner from the Banner Trio set and stamped sentiments from Floral Roundabout on them before popping them up with foam squares.

Won’t this new stencil be gorgeous year round! I can’t wait for all the fall colors!!! Now, I have a card using this stencil again but paired with the new Cycling Friends cuties in a mini scene.

For this card, I inked up the background panel with light peach and pink dye ink for a setting sun type of sky. Then I layered the trees over top with distress oxide inks. I also used distress oxide ink on a scrap of white cardstock to create a ground for my critters. Then I cut the panels out with the largest Frames & Flags die and adhered the layers together.

I stamped and colored the images from Cycling Friends, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I used liquid glue to adhere the goodies in the bike basket and popped the whole thing up with foam squares.

Next, I die cut the small banners in the new A7 Frames die set and heat embossed my sentiment in two parts on each banner. I trimmed them down and added them to the scene with foam squares.

I popped the whole panel up on a kraft card base with foam tape and added glossy accents to the images for finishing touches. Then I decided to all some white gel pen detail to the scarves on the critters for added fun.

Would you like to win the “Cycling Friends” 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 April 21st at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday April 22nd. 

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

Thermoweb – Flocking Gingham Cards with Adhesive Foiling

Hello everyone! Today I’m on the Thermoweb blog with a tutorial on these two fabulous cards. It’s gingham week and I chose my favorite gingham stencil from Newton’s Nook to pair with the beautiful light blue flocking and then threw in some foiling and paper piecing for fun!

I had a blast creating these cards and love how the color palette turned out. Be sure to head to the Thermoweb blog for all the details.

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

Newton’s Nook – Hoppy Greetings

Hello friends! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog sharing this adorable Easter card I created with a fun new background idea that popped into my head.

The whole card started with those fun circles. They are the negative piece that comes from the Slimline Frames & Portholes die. Every time I used that set, I keep the circles in a sleeve if I’m not using them on the current card. I happened to have a stash of them and though this would be a fun way to use them.

I stamped each one with the Spring Roundabout stamp set in different areas so each one is a little different. Using the same ink I stamped the image I inked up the edges with a blending brush so they weren’t stark white. Then I arranged them on the patterned paper with foam squares and trimmed off the excess.

Next, I stamped and colored images from Hoppy Greetings with my copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I added the images with foam squares so the dimension would help the bunny scene stand out from the background a little and moved on to finishing touches.

I kept those pretty simple too. Just adding glossy accents the the bunny’s nose and toe beans, flower center and parts of the Easter eggs.

This was a very fun card to create and it was also really cool to use up something that I’ve been saving to for a while too.

Products used:
Hoppy Greetings stamps and dies
Slimline Frames & Portholes dies
Spring Roundabout stamps
Springtime paper pad
Foam squares
Glossy accents

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

Jane’s Doodles – Good Luck

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I’m like some minuscule amount of Irish and my husband is a bit more but, let’s be real, today we’re all Irish! Haha. We are a firm believer in wearing green, rainbows, pots of gold and all the luck today! So I really wanted to pop in a share a card from me to all of you to celebrate today!

I’ve used the Jane’s Doodles Good Luck digital stamp set and colored him with my copic markers. Then I took a blending brush and some light green ink and inked up a shadow all around him. I splattered the panel with gold watercolor and set it aside to dry.

I cut a rainbow of strips from cardstock and glued them to an A2 panel of white cardstock. I die cut the whole thing with the largest Newton’s Nook Framework die and decided to continue the gold watercolor so I splattered this too.

Once it was all dry, I added foam tape to both panels and adhered them to a white card base. For finishing touches I added unicorn Stickles to the entire balloon because I was all about the sparkly on this card today! Then I added black glaze pen to the mouse’s eyes and glossy accents to his nose.

Products used today:
Jane’s Doodles Good Luck digital stamps
Newton’s Nook Framework dies
Newton’s Nook Frames Squared dies
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Double Pocket Card

Hey everyone! Today is Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. Today I’m bringing back an oldie but goodie folding technique called a double pocket card. I have made these in the past and filled the pockets with a variety of items – from double notes to the recipient to flower seed packets, Starbucks Via packets, gift cards, cash – lots of options! If you have other ideas, I would absolutely love for you to leave them in the comments below. Giving little gifts like this is a favorite of mine and I’m always looking to add things to the list.

To create my card base, I followed this tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers through step 7. Instead of folding the second layer over on the bottom pocket, I folded it back and actually created a regular card to go with my pockets.

Here’s a look at the inside. I used a 12×12 rainbow plaid paper from Lawn Fawn for a fun and bright card base and my Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies for the stitched rounded rectangles for my inserts. The front inserts have ribbon stapled to the top which adds a little whimsy and makes them easy to pull out. This is where I will add either gift cards or probably Starbucks Via packets taped with cute washi tape.

To decorate the front of my card, I used images from Pawsome Stamps Coffee Besties and Playful Pandas. They are colored with copic markers and cut out using the coordinating dies. My thought bubble is from Newton’s Nook and the sentiment today is a mini set from Impress Crafts. The scalloped edging on the pockets is a border die from Newton’s Nook too.

With all the folds and layers this card is a little thick on it’s own so my images are all adhered with liquid glue directly to the card front. Shocker, I know. I am quite addicted to my foam squares, we all know.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the panda’s eyes and white gel pen highlights to all of the images. Then I glued a couple of clay hearts from Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix and my card is all finished and ready for treats!

Products used today:
Pawsome Stamps Coffee Besties stamps and dies
Pawsome Stamps Playful Pandas stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Speech Bubbles dies
Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies
Newton’s Nook Sky Borders dies
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishments

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