Ellen Hutson/Newton’s Nook – Greetings from the North Pole

Hello everyone. Thanks for stopping by today. I was able to play with some new things that have been sitting on my desk for a minute this last weekend and I’m excited to start sharing them with you. Today I have a card featuring one of the new amazing sets from Ellen Hutson. It’s a little out of my comfort zone to try stamping in color rather than grabbing my copics and coloring everything in. But I really had a blast playing around and creating this card.

The stamp set is called North Pole Greetings. I used Catherine Pooler inks to stamp the images and Pink & Main embossing powder for the words. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies and liquid glue to adhere the little pieces together.

For my background, I inked up a white panel with the Newton’s Nook Snowfall stencil and more Catherine Pooler ink. Once the stenciling was finished, I used the ink left in my blending brush to add a little color around the edges and take away the stark white. Then I die cut the largest Newton’s Nook Framework die from vellum and heat embossed the rest of my sentiment in black.

I adhered the stamped images to the vellum with foam squares and hid tape runner behind them on the vellum to attach that to the stenciled panel. Then I added the panel to a white card base and my card is all finished.

Isn’t this super cute! I just adore that “greetings from” sentiment for Christmas. I think it’s whimsical and sweet.

Products used:
Ellen Hutson Greetings From stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Snowfall stencil
Newton’s Nook Framework dies
Catherine Pooler Ink – Zen Garden and Urban Oasis mini collections
Foam squares
Liquid glue
Twiddler’s Nook Blending brush
Pink & Main embossing powder – licorice and frosting
Pink & Main Magic Anti-static brush
Pink & Main Watermark & Embossing ink

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Newton’s Nook – Llama Delivery

Hey crafty friends! I know I’ve been sparse lately and I apologize. I’ve been posting some fun on Instagram and Facebook so be sure you follow me there. Also, if there is something that doesn’t have a blog post and you’d like one, just reach out! I can always write one or answer questions if you wonder a specific color or technique.

Anyway, back to the real point for today’s popping in…super cute Newton’s Nook goodness for Christmas! I’m over on their blog today with some fa-la-la-la-llama delivery to share! I love this guy and just couldn’t have a Christmas season without a card or tag with him on it.

I had a plan in my head from the beginning, so today I started with all of the die cutting. I cut the pine branch, pinecones and bow from the Pines & Holly die set. Then I chose a circle size from the Circle Frames die set to arrange them around to create a wreath. I inked up the kraft circle with the Music Notes stencil before gluing the foliage down.

I stamped and colored the llama from Llama Delivery and used the coordinating die to cut him out. I used liquid glue to adhere him inside the cute wreath. Then I die cut a speech bubble and stamped a sentiment from the same set on it. Now for the background before we adhere all the pieces together.

I took an A2 white panel and blended at an angle cracked pistachio and salvaged patina distress oxide inks. I splattered water on the panel and blotted it dry. Then I splattered black paint and silver watercolor on it for extra texture. I popped my wreath up with foam tape and then added the speech bubble with half liquid glue and half foam squares so it lays flat.

For finishing touches, I added white gel pen highlights to the image and glossy accents to the llama’s nose. Full disclosure, I added white gel pen to the pine cones and hated it. I let it sit over night and hated it more in the morning. That’s okay though. I just die cut two more and glued them right on top. No one will every know!

Remember, it’s only paper and if you don’t like it you can probably fix it or cover it up!

Products used today:
Llama Deliver stamps and dies
Circle Frames dies
Pines & Holly dies
Music stencil
Foam tape
Liquid glue
Glossy accents
LH Watercolors – silver
Distress Oxide Ink – salvaged patina and cracked pistachio

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Newton’s Nook – Santa-Saurus Gate Fold Card

Hey crafty friends! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today with an adorable gate fold card featuring some of the new Christmas Time patterned paper and my favorite Christmas dinos from last year!

To create my card base, I took a regular 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch sheet of white cardstock and, instead of scoring at 4 1/4 inches, I scored at 2 1/8, flipped it around and scored it again in the same measurement. Then, when you fold on the score lines toward each other, you get a card the opens from the center. Really simple but just makes it different and fun!

I trimmed down the fabulous plaid paper from the Christmas Time pad to 2 x 5 1/4 inches twice and glued them to the flaps on the front of my card. Then I pulled out the green tree pattern and cut 2 strips of that at 1 1/2 inches wide and scored them about 2 1/2 inches in. I folded them and wrapped them around the card to adhere them together but giving enough room for the band to slide up and down the card to remove it.

Next, I stamped and colored images from Prehistoric Christmas and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped a sentiment from the set and cut it with the smallest circle in the Frames Squared die set. Next, I used the circle frames set to cut a white scallop and another pattern from the paper pad to cut a circle background for my mini scene. I adhered everything together and then added it to the band I made earlier.

For finishing touches I just added black glaze pen to the dinosaur’s eye and glossy accents to his spots, the gift bows and the holly berries. This card is just sooo much fun! I hope you enjoyed it too!

Products used today:
Prehistoric Christmas stamps and dies
Christmas Time paper pad
Frames Squared dies
Circle Frames dies
Pink & Main Layered Circles dies
Glossy accents
Foam squares
Bearly Art liquid glue

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Newton’s Nook – Hope Your Fall is Extra Mice

Happy Halloween friends!!! I hope you have an excellent holiday, however you do or don’t celebrate it! I absolutely love Halloween for a billion and one reasons! This year we’re not a home celebrating but it’s going to be a blast anyway.

Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog with a fall-themed card featuring my absolute FAVORITE sweet mice. Aren’t they just too cute for words?!?

I stamped and colored them with my copic markers, plus some extra leaves. Then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Next, I used the Falling Leaves stencil on a piece of kraft cardstock with distress oxide inks. I randomly grabbed a red, orange and green blending tool and pounced all over the stencil without even reinking them. I love the subtle mixed colors you get. So pretty!

I die cut the panel with the largest Framework die and placed it in my MISTI. Using the images as guides, I stamped my sentiment on the kraft panel. Then I added foam tape and popped it up on a white card base and did the same with my images.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to mouse noses and various parts of each image like the berries in the wind, parts of the wheat and the acorn hat. Then I added black glaze pen to all of the mice eyes.

Products used today:
Autumn Mice stamps and dies
Falling Leaves stencil
Framework dies
Foam tape

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

Newton’s Nook – Frankly, You’re the Best!

Hey friends! Super excited to be on the Newton’s Nook blog today with an adorable flat shaker card to share! I used the Halloween release goodies – Franken-Newton and Spiderweb Oval stamps and had a blast creating with it!

I started by creating my shaker mechanism layers using the Oval Frames dies. I inked a panel with salvaged patina distress oxide ink and cut it with the largest scalloped oval with it. I inked up just the edge with black soot distress oxide ink and used the next size down oval to cut a window in it. Then I cut another full scalloped oval from acetate and white cardstock. I heat embossed the Spiderweb Oval on the acetate and inked the center of the white one with hickory smoke distress oxide ink.

Next, I took an A2 piece of white cardstock and the back layer of the shaker and splattered them both with black paint. I set them aside to dry while I stamped and colored all of my images from Franken-Newton. I stamped all of the small images in the set twice to be my shaker pieces. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out and started assembling the layers.

I used 1/8″ scrappy tape to adhere the frame to the spiderweb, added my images and luscious lime star confetti to the back oval before sealing the shaker up the same way. I used a small circle from the Circle Frames dies to stamp and heat emboss my sentiment on and layered my card together.

First, the splattered panel was added to a card base with liquid glue. Then the shaker was added with foam tape and the sentiment with Franken-Newton were also added with foam squares. For finishing touches I added twine to the top of the card, white gel pen highlights and just a bit of glossy accents to Newton in various places.

Products used today:
Franken-Newton stamps and dies
Spiderweb Oval stamps
Oval Frames dies
Circle Frames dies
Twiddler’s Nook Luscious Lime confetti stars
Foam tape
Scrappy tape – 1/8″
Distress Oxide – salvaged patina, black soot, hickory smoke
Glossy accents
Heat embossing powder, ink and anti-static brush

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Newton’s Nook – Designer’s Nook Sneak Peek

Hey crafty friends! It’s been a while so I’m here to remind you and let new readers know that the Newton’s Nook Designer’s Nook Newsletter that comes out every Tuesday has some shaking good fun in it tomorrow!

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Newton’s Nook – October Release Day 1

Hey friends! It’s time for the Newton’s Nook October Release reveals! And that means…Holiday goodies!!!!! Yay!!! We’ve got a few things to share today so let’s jump in.

Christmas Time and Canine Christmas paper pads

Christmas Tree Line stencil

Holiday Heights stamps and dies

Isn’t that an amazing start to release week?!? I think so! Today I have a few cards to share with you. Let’s start with the new Holiday Heights set where I made a slimline card and a gift tag.

I stamped and colored both images with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I came in with the super fun new paper pads and die cut the Bookmark die set for backgrounds of both images.

For the card, I cut a snowbank using the sky borders dies and some trees from the Tree Scene Builder die set to create a little s cene. Then heat embossed my sentiment and added the image with foam tape.

I ink blended distress oxides in tumbled glass and stormy sky on a slimline panel and spritzed it with water. Then I flicked white paint on it and let it dry before die cutting it with the largest Slimline Frames & Portholes die. I popped the panel up on a white card base with foam tape and did the same with my bookmark scene.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the snowman’s buttons, nose and hat band, also the dog’s nose. Then I added black glaze pen to his eyes and white gel pen to the dog’s scarf. I also threaded some ribbon through the bookmark hole and tied a bow too.

For the tag, I die cut the banner in the bookmark set and heat embossed the sentiment on it. Then I lined it up in the main bookmark die again and cut the top to match. I used liquid glue to adhere them together and popped the kitties up with foam tape.

Next, I die cut another bookmark from white cardstock and used the snowflakes in the set to decorate it lightly so you can still write on it and see the writing. I tied the two together with ribbon and just added some glossy accents to the ornaments and kitty noses and toe beans to finish it off.

These super fun line stencils are getting me every time. They are so fun to play with and today I created a perfect mini slimline card with the new Christmas Tree Line stencil. I went with a non-traditional color palette of green, pink and teal, trimmed the panel down and adhered borders on the top and bottom of black and glitter cardstock.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment coming later in the week in the center before popping it up on a 3×6 piece of paper from the new Christmas Time paper pad. I adhered that to a white card base with liquid glue and finished the design off with some stardust Stickles on various parts of each tree.

Would you like to win the “Holiday Heights” 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 October 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday October 14th. 

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 – Stamptember

Hey friends! Popping in really quick tonight to let you know the absolutely adorable Newton’s Nook collaboration set for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember is live and available for purchase. This super adorable set has so many scene building possibilities that I can hardly believe it! So much cuteness you’re going to love it!

Today I just chose the couch, blanket and pillow images and one each of the kitty and puppy. I colored Newton like our cat Oreo and the pup like our new puppy Athena. I love customizing these animals! It makes the whole process extra fun. I cut them all out and used liquid glue to adhere them together, then lined the back with foam tape.

I took an A2 panel and inked it up at a diagonal with uncharted mariner and salvaged patina distress oxide ink. Then I laid the Houndstooth stencil over top and added a little more uncharted mariner. I sprayed the panel with a distress sprayer and let it dry. Then I pulled out my LH Colors watercolor and splattered unicorn watercolor on the panel as well.

When the panel was completely dry, I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 inches and placed it in my MISTI to stamp the sentiment on the upper right corner whitespace. I added foam tape and adhered it to a kraft card base before removed the release paper and adding the images last.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the heart on the pillow and both critter noses. Then I came in with white gel pen highlights on all of the images for a little something extra.

Remember these Stamptember sets don’t get restocked so head over and snag yours before they are gone!

Products used today:
Warn & Cozy Wishes Stamptember collaboration stamps
Houndstooth stencil
Distress Oxide Ink – uncharted mariner and salvaged patina
Foam tape
Glossy accents

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

Newton’s Nook – Riding By to Say

Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today. I’ve created a birthday card with a great fall feel. I love mixing and matching stamps to change the feel and look of them throughout the year.

I knew that I wanted to create a fun flocked background with the Houndstooth stencil so I started with the messy part so it had time to dry. I took a kraft panel and inked the edges with brushed corduroy Distress Oxide ink. I spritzed it with water and also white paint. Once it was dry, I taped down the Houndstooth stencil and spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through that. I cleaned up my surface and set the panel aside to dry.

I chose my images from Cycling Friends, stamped and colored them with copic markers before cutting them out with the coordinating dies. Then I used a little liquid glue to adhere them together. Next, I die cut a tag from the Fancy Edges Tag die set and heat embossed the Fall Roundabout image on it in gold. I wanted to tone down the color so I inked the edge with chipped sapphire distress oxide and adhered a deco foil flock hole reinforcer to the top. I threaded jute twine through the hole and added a bow to the top.

Once the panel was dry and the laminator was heated up, I placed the kraft panel and midnight blue deco foil flock in a Craft & Carrier sheet and ran it through. Peeling these apart is like magic. Soooo cool and rewarding. Now it’s time to assemble the card.

I added the kraft panel to a white card base and glued the tag down with liquid glue. I placed an acrylic block on top while I added foam squares to my images to help it dry flat. Then I added the images and decided how I was going to add my sentiment.

I landed on stamping it in two colors on white cardstock and trimming them out with my paper cutter and scissors. These are added with foam strips to keep them level with the images.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the balloons, critter noses, gifts and parts of the bike. Then I added black glaze pen to the puppy’s eye to help it pop too.

Products used today:
Cycling Friends stamps and dies
Fall Roundabout stamps
Fancy Edges Tag dies
Houndstooth stencil
Thermoweb transfer gel blanco
Thermoweb deco foil flock – midnight blue
Thermoweb stencil pal
Bearly Art liquid glue
Foam strips and square
Distress Oxide – brushed corduroy and chipped sapphire
Glossy accents

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

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 absolutely love Batty Newton so I couldn’t resist and excuse to pull him out and color him up again! I used my copics and then the coordinating dies to cut him plus a couple of the smaller bats from the set out.

For my background, I started with white cardstock and randomly ink blended distress oxide ink in ripe persimmon and wild honey all over it. I spritzed it with water and blotted it dry. Next, I took the Spooky Roundabout and repeat stamped it on my background with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it in white. Then I decided to add a little texture with white and black acrylic paint splatters.

When the panel was dry, I used the largest Framework die to cut it out and popped it up with foam tape on an A2 size piece of black cardstock. I also cut the smallest Framework die from black cardstock and heat embossed my sentiment on that. I added foam squares to everything and popped them in place on my panel.

For finishing touches I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the small black bats and glossy accents to Newton’s nose and toe beans. Simple but just a little something.

Finally, I added the whole panel to a white card base and my card is all finished!

Products used today:
Batty Newton stamps and dies
Spooky Roundabout stamps
Framework dies
Foam tape and squares
Distress Oxide Ink – ripe persimmon and wild honey
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen
Glossy accents

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!