Newton’s Nook – Deck the Halls with Inky Paws

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by! I’m excited to be apart of another Newton’s Nook Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop! These are so fun and there is so much great holiday inspiration to be had!

I don’t know when it started but I have a thing for nutcrackers at Christmas. So naturally I’m totally drawn to this super fun Nutcrackers stamp set and chose it for today’s card share. I started by stamping one of the images and coloring it with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

I chose 2 patterns from the Meowy Christmas paper pad, cut one at 2×5.5 inches and the other at .25 inches. I adhered them together with scrappy tape and added foam tape to the back.

Next, I cut a white panel to A2 size and inked a light blue shadow behind where my nutcracker is going to go. For a little added interest I flicked some watered down ink on the whole panel as well. Then I adhered the patterned paper to the left side and also popped my nutcracker up with foam squares.

I die cut the smallest circle from the Circle Frames die set out of kraft cardstock and inked the edges with some brown dye ink. I stamped a sentiment from the Nutcracker stamp set on it. Die cut a pinecone and some tree sprigs from the Pine & Holly die set and adhered everything with liquid glue and foam squares.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to all of the buttons on the nutcracker and the tips of his crown as well. Then I came in with black glaze pen on his eyes for a little shine there too.

Products used today:
Nutcrackers stamps and dies
Pines & Holly dies
Circle Frames dies
Meowy Christmas paper pad

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 5th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 6th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:
Newton’s Nook Designs
Audrey Tokach
Thi Lam
Brenda Noelke
Channin Pelletier
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha Van Arnhem
Amanda Wilcox

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Thermoweb – Plaid Flocked Christmas Cards

Hey friends! I hope your holiday weekend was wonderful and you’re off to a great start this week! I’m popping in to share that I’m on the Thermoweb blog today. I have a set of 4 cards featuring deco foil flock and glitz glitter gel.

I have 2 ways to use the flock transfer sheets on the blog post today – transfer gel and a laminator or straight die cutting. It’s one of my favorite things about the flock transfer sheets.

For these fun Newton’s Nook cards, I used transfer gel and my laminator for the first one and used the negative sheet with some glitz gel for the second. No waste and two super fun cards! Stamps dies and stencils from this are all Newton’s Nook.

Then for this style, one layer on each card is just die cut flock transfer sheet. Sometimes we don’t have time to be messy and wait for the transfer gel to dry. This is a super fun alternative. The dies for these cards are all Pink & Main.

If you’d like the supply list, full details and photo tutorial please head over to the Thermoweb blog and check it all out.

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

Jane’s Doodles – Merry Mice Tags

Hey friends! Jane’s Doodles released a SUPER CUTE digital stamp yesterday – Merry Mice – and I absolutely could not wait to color these sweet images! I seem to be in a kick of making all things Christmas tags so these cuties just flowed together on their own practically.

After printing the stamps, I colored them with my copic markers and used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. Then I used a circle die from Newton’s Nook to cut one sentiment and a Pink & Main large sentiment strip die to cut another. For the third sentiment I actually pulled out Driving Home for Chrimstas, stamped one from it and used a Newton’s Nook banner die to cut it out.

The tags are all cut from the Newton’s Nook Fancy Tag die set. I cut one from kraft and one from white, then I cut toppers for each tag from white cardstock too. I matched some smaller images from other sets to stamp in the background. These snowflakes are also from Driving Home for Christmas.

I popped the images and sentiments up on foam squares. Then I added brown ribbon and red twine to attach the two tags together for each set. I like being able to write on the white one instead of flipping the main tag over. The candy canes for this tag are from Warm and Cozy.

The background images on this tag are from St. Nick. Once everything was adhered, I came back in with glossy accents on all the mouse noses and things like bows, berries and ornaments.

I already have another set of these fabulous images printed and ready for coloring. I’m hoping to get them colored over the holiday weekend.

Products used today:
Jane’s Doodles Merry Mice digital stamp
Jane’s Doodles Driving Home for Christmas stamps
Jane’s Doodles Warm and Cozy stamps
Jane’s Doodles St. Nick stamps
Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies
Newton’s Nook Fancy Edges Tag dies
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip dies
Glossy accents

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Espresso Day

Hey crafty friends! It’s National Espresso Day and given that it’s my day on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog, we couldn’t let it slip passed! So I have a fun themed card for you featuring the new release from Newton’s Nook!

I really wanted to use the new Time for Coffee stamp set and the Coffee House Stories paper pad. They are so much fun and just perfect for today! So I chose an image, stamped and colored it with my copics. Then used the coordinating die to cut it out and started flipping through the fun paper pad!

I chose an array of papers and grabbed the circle frames dies and the frames squared dies (for the circles in it, haha) and started cutting out different size circles. I also cut one from kraft cardstock and stamped a sentiment from Time for Coffee on it.

Moving on to assembly, I adhered the background paper to a white card base with liquid glue. Then I started adding the circles some with liquid glue and some with foam squares. Finally I added my coffee grinder image with foam squares and then went about trimming off anything hanging over the edge.

For finishing touches, I just added some glossy accents to the metal parts of the grinder for a little shine and interest.

I plan on fully celebrating today’s national holiday with a run through the Starbucks line later. How about you?

Products used today:
Newton’s Nook Time for Coffee stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Coffee House Stories paper pad
Newton’s Nook Circle Frames
Newton’s Nook Frames Squared
Thermoweb foam squares and foam tape
Thermoweb Ultra Bond liquid adhesive
Glossy accents

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

Newton’s Nook – November Release Day 1

Hey friends! It’s that time again…reveals for another amazing Newton’s Nook release!!! Today we’re starting with a fantastic stamp and die set along with another paper pad! I’m so excited they are continuing with these amazing paper pads because they are addicting! Let’s take a look!

Coffee House Stories Paper Pad

Time for Coffee stamps and dies

I’m so excited for all of the new caffeinated options these products bring to us! They are fabulous and I had a hard time choosing which ones to use today. So I stamped out a handful and ended up with a fun slimline card to share with you.

I colored all of the images with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Pulling from the colors I used in the images I die cut the Slimline Frames and Windows frame die from a peach cardstock. Then I inked up a slimline panel with distress oxides in cracked pistachio and mermaid lagoon. Then I spritzed the panel with water and flicked some watered down mermaid lagoon around the edge. For a little shimmer, I also splattered pearl watercolor around it.

I wanted something different for the background of the windows so I immediately went flipping through the new paper pad. Aren’t these neutral hearts just the sweetest?!? I love them! So I cut 3 windows with that paper and started assembling everything.

The inked panel is adhered to a card base with liquid glue and the frame is popped up with foam strips. Then I used the same liquid glue to adhere the heart panels inside the window openings. Next, I used foam squares to adhere all of my images in the top and bottom windows.

I die cut a label from the Slimline Frames & Windows die set and stamped a sentiment on it before popping it up in the center window. Then I added one more small coffee cup to that window as well.

For finishing touches I went back and stamped some steam images and die cut them, popping them up above a few of the different coffee cups in the design. Then I added glossy accents to various parts of the images like polka dots on mugs, the bead on the pour over carafe and the heart on the to-go cup.

Would you like to win the “Time for Coffee” 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 Wednesday November 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 18th. 

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

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

Newton’s Nook – Llama Delivery

Oh my goodness friends! I’m super excited for my card share today featuring Newton’s Nook Llama Delivery stamps and dies. It is TOO CUTE for words!

I had a design idea in my head when I stamped the images out so I made sure to stamp a couple extra packages, some music notes and both sentiments. I colored the images with my copic markers, keeping the color palette close to the Meowy Christmas paper pad because I knew I wanted to use it. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

I cut the large sentiment out with a Frames & Flags banner and trimmed the other into strips. Then I cut a circle from the Circle Frames set and inked a light blue shadow behind where the llama would be. I flipped through the paper pad and landed on that fabulous plaid, trimmed it down to A2 size and glued it to a white card base. I tied twine around the sentiment banner and popped it up with foam tape along with the circle. I trimmed anything hanging over the edge with my scissors. Then I added glued the gifts directly to the circle and added foam squares toe everything else before popping them all in place.

For finishing touches I came in with glossy accents on various parts of the llama and packages on his back…things like polka dots and stripes, along with his nose because it’s me. 🙂 Then I added a little Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the background package bows and the music notes at to top.

I seriously had so much fun putting this card together! It was super fun to color and I’m just in love with that paper pad so to see it all come together was awesome!

Products used today:
Llama Delivery stamps and dies
Frames & Flags dies
Circle Frames dies
Meowy Christmas paper pad

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

Newton’s Nook – You Can Count On Me

Hello friends! Today I have a super festive and adorable Newton’s Nook card to share with you in celebration of them sponsoring the Cat Lovers Hop!

For this card, I had an idea that I wanted to try so I didn’t waste any time adhering the Ghosts stencil to a dark gray panel and spreading Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through it. I set it aside while I stamped and colored images from Count Newton with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I actually did this card in two stages. So the next morning I turned my laminator on to heat up while I decided on background colors and sentiment details. I landed on wilted violet distress oxide on a white panel, spritzed with water and adhered to a card base. Then I stamped my sentiment on a yellow circle from the Circle Frames die set. I inked up the edges with mustard seed distress oxide for a little depth. Finally, I cut a scrap of black cardstock with the scalloped rectangle in Frames & Flags and trimmed the top with the grass die in Land Borders.

With my laminator heated up I ran the stenciled panel through with opal decofoil and it LOOKS SO COOL!!! After foiling I die cut the panel with the same scalloped rectangle in Frames & Flags. For assembly, I added foam tape or squares to everything with the exception of the headstones which were adhered with liquid glue.

Then, for finishing touches I added glossy accents to parts of the gravestones, Newton’s nose and the clasp on his cloak. The black grass looked stark so I used a blending brush and white pigment ink to give it a little ghostly dimension. Just the perfect touch!

Products used today:
Count Newton stamps and dies
Frames & Flags dies
Circle Frames dies
Ghosts stencil
Land Borders dies
Thermoweb Pixie Spray
Thermoweb DecoFoil – opal
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Stencil Pal

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

INK! Pink Hop | Newton’s Nook – Stay Strong

Hello everyone and Happy National Breast Cancer Awareness Day! There are a bunch of us bringing cheer and inspiration over on Instagram with a fun hop!

There’s a great line up of artists and a fabulous array of sponsors for this great hop. Head over to Instagram and comment as you hop along for chances to win prizes from each sponsor.

Today I have a card featuring Newton’s Nook and Thermoweb who are both generous sponsors of today’s hop.

I started by coloring the main image from Newton’s Support with my copic markers. Then I used my scan-n-cut to cut him out. I also die cut a vellum heart from the Heart Frames die set and heat embossed a sentiment on it.

Next, I moved on to my background. I just love this Bokeh Hearts stencil. I inked up one layer with pink dye ink and then spread bubblegum glitz gel from Thermoweb through the second layer. I left it to dry over night and then die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set.

I cut a pink panel to cover my white card base and popped the stenciled panel up with Thermoweb foam tape. Then I adhered Newton to the vellum heart with Thermoweb foam squares and hid my tape runner for the vellum heart behind Newton.

I finished the front of my card off with some glossy accents on Newton’s nose. But I didn’t want to stop there.

So on the inside of my card I stamped a ribbon in the same ink I used on the stenciling and then another sentiment over the top of that.

Most of the time my cards are blank on the inside for lots of room to write, but this time it was too perfect not to keep that feeling going all the way.

Products used today:
Newton’s Nook Newton’s Support stamps
Newton’s Nook Bokeh Hearts stencils
Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies
Newton’s Nook Heart Frames dies
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – bubblegum
Thermoweb Foam Tape and Foam Squares
Thermoweb XL Tape Runner
Thermoweb Stencil Pal

Now, don’t forget to head to Instagram and comment on the hop stops for chances to win!!!

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

Newton’s Nook – Main Street Christmas Card

Hello everyone! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog with some fun holiday card inspiration to share with you!

I pulled out one of my very favorite holiday stamp sets and did some therapeutic coloring the other day. This Main Street Christmas set is super cute and so fun to color in a million different combinations! So that’s what I did. I stamped and colored it with my copics, then cut it out with the coordinating dies.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed Santa in black and some snowflakes in gold glitter and die cut those too.

I inked up a panel with distress oxide inks in abandoned coral, dried marigold and tattered rose. Next, I taped my Music stencil to it and blended white pigment ink through the stencil. It’s subtle but I knew which sentiment I wanted to use and it seemed perfect. Then I flicked some light gold watercolor all over the panel and let it dry.

Once that was dry, I adhered it to a white card base and popped my Main Street image up with foam strips. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment below the street and adhered the snowflakes down with liquid glue. Finally I popped Santa up with some foam squares so he didn’t get lost at all.

Then I finished the whole card off with glossy accents on EVERY. SINGLE. WINDOW. Can anyone say hand cramps??? Oh my word, yes! But sooooooooo worth it!!!

Products used on today’s card:
Main Street Christmas stamps and dies
Music stencil
Distress Oxide – abandoned coral, dried marigold, tattered rose
Glossy accents
Foam squares

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Newton’s Nook – Designer’s Nook Sneak Peek

Hey friends! We have quite a few new followers here so I wanted to be sure to pop in and let you all know that Newton’s Nook has an exclusive email newsletter that only goes out to subscribers every Tuesday! It’s called Designer’s Nook and it comes straight from the design team with special inspiration just for you!

Here’s a little sneak peek of my project coming out in tomorrow’s edition!

It’s super cute and so much fun so you won’t want to miss out! If you’re not subscribed already, click HERE and be sure to click the Designer’s Nook box when you sign up!

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