Newton’s Nook – Black Friday Shopping, Nailed it!

Happy Christmas Season everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today and couldn’t resist making a Black Friday shopping themed card to start the holiday season off.

I started by stamping and heat embossing the Main Street image in white embossing powder, then I added some snowflakes to the sky the same way. This image is also part of the Main Street set. Then I used a blending brush and some white pigment ink to cloud up the edges of my panel a little. I trimmed this panel down just a smidge to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8. Then I die cut a white panel with the land borders die and colored the top edge with a light blue copic marker and popped it up with foam tape. At this point I took some white paint, watered it down and flicked it across the panel for a little extra snow.

Then I stamped and colored the main image from Christmas Haul with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut her out and adhered her with a combo of liquid glue and foam tape so she was the same level as the snow bank. I also die cut one of the Banner Trio dies and stamped my sentiment. *Note, because this is die is solid and I needed it smaller, I did partial die cutting before stamping my sentiment. I just die cut half, shifted the die down a little until the stitches matched up and die cut the other part. Then stamped my sentiment.*

I did take the same light blue marker and color the edge of the sentiment banner for a little accent and then popped it up with foam tape too. I added the panel to a red piece of cardstock measuring 4.25×5.5 and used liquid glue to adhere that to a white card base. Now for those fun finishing touches!

For those I added glossy accents to parts of the wreath and packages the lady is carrying and also Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to other packages and her belt and shoes. Last, I added some clear gems in various sizes throughout the whole design.

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

Newton’s Nook Winter Release – Day 4

I can’t even believe that it’s the final day of fun reveals for the Newton’s Nook Holiday Release! It’s been so much fun and I hope you have loved it all. We’ve got 2 sets to share with you today and I had so much fun creating with both of them!

Newton’s Snowman

Happy New Year

As soon as I saw this cute Newton’s Snowman image, I knew I wanted to create a great snow scene for those amazing kitties to build their snowcat in, so that’s what I did!

I started my card by stamping the image from Newton’s Snowman and colored it with my copic markers. Then I stamped the snowflakes from the set in a light blue ink. I used the coordinating dies to cut it all out and moved on to the scene. Using the mountains stencil, I inked up my mountains in 2 layers and added texture paste to the tops. Once that was dry I added a little blue ink to the sky. I used the Framework dies to cut the stenciled panel and also cut a second one for another layer of snow at the bottom. Then I used the land borders on that to create a snow drift. Next, I stamped a sentiment from yesterday’s Snowman Roundabout on there.

I glued my Newton’s Snowman image to the back of the snowdrift and popped that whole piece up with foam squares. I colored the word FROSTY with light blue copics so it glows just a bit. I added a little unicorn Stickles behind the image and snow drift for the look of another layer of snow glistening in the sunshine. Finally I used liquid glue to add the snowflakes and replaced the “O” in FROSTY with one too.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the kitty noses and hats, snowman eyes, nose, hat and buttons and also some Stickles to the snowflakes. Finally, the whole panel was popped up with foam tape on a green card base.

I also made a fun card with the new mini Happy New Year stamp set. It’s simple but really fun and given how things are different this year, I think I’ll be sending more New Year’s cards to friends that we won’t be seeing.

I started this card by using Thermoweb Transfer Gel on a piece of black cardstock using the Bubbly stencil. Once it was dry, I sent it through my laminator with gold decofoil for a fun, festive look of champagne bubbly in the background. Then I die cut the solid balloon from the Balloon Shaker Die set 3 times – two from vellum and one from teal cardstock. I stamps the new Happy New Year image in VersaMark and heat embossed it in gold on the teal balloon. Then I die cut the strings from white cardstock and glued them to the bottom of the balloons.

Finally, I die cut the foiled panel with the Framework die and popped it up on a matching teal card base. I hid glue for the vellum balloons behind the teal one and adhered them down. Then the teal balloon was popped up with foam squares.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Snowman” 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 November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amy Tsuruta
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Winter Release – Day 3

Yay!!! We’re already to day 3 of the Newton’s Nook Winter Release reveal week. It’s flying by and we’ve got more adorable things to share with you today. I hope you’re ready for more awesome roundabouts because that’s what we’ve got!

Snowman Roundabout

Look at all these cuties!!! They’re so fun and I love the different style of sentiments on this set too! Coloring some of the letters in is so much fun!

Today I decided to make a square card that really features these cute snowman images instead of using it as a background like the Snowfall Roundabout yesterday.

I have found that when I want to use the roundabout stamps like this, I like to die cut the scalloped circle first and stamp my image on that. I find it easier to center for some reason. Just thought I’d share that. 😉 After I did all that I colored the whole panel with copic markers and set it aside. I pulled out the Frames Squared dies and cut a plaid square from those. Then I took a circle from that and one from the Circle Frames and cut them out for my sentiment. The sentiment I chose is actually from Snowman Greetings on day 1. It went so well and fit perfectly inside the circle, I couldn’t resist.

I also pulled out Pines & Holly and cut the holly and bow out. I used copics to color the veins in the holly a little darker and glued them together. Then I added some red flat sequins to the holly berried and center of the bow.

You all know I like dimension and glitter. There’s no shortage of either on this card. The plaid square is popped up on a red card base, which I rounded the corners on to match. Then the awesome Snowman Roundabout panel is popped up too. The sentiment is attached with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares to keep it level, just like the holly. Then the bow was attached with liquid glue beneath the sentiment circle.

For finishing touches I added a scattering of glossy accents on things like hat bands, coffee mugs and hearts. Then I added unicorn Stickles on things like the snow and hat brims. Finally I added black glaze pen to all the snowman eyes and buttons to give them a little shine and interest.

Would you like to win the “Snowman Roundabout” 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 November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amy Tsuruta
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Winter Release – Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of Newton’s Nook Winter Release reveals! Eeeekkk!! So much fun in store to share with you today! I just love it! Today we’re sharing:

Snowfall Roundabout

These roundabout stamps are so much fun to create with! They make great backgrounds and focal points alike. They’re super versatile and the different themes are so much fun! I love all of these snowflakes and the sentiments are perfect too!

I decided to make a slimline card for today’s card. I started by inking my panel up with distress inks in chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch and salty ocean. Then I spritzed it with water and flicked pearl watercolor all over it. I am impatient so I hit it with my heat tool to help it dry. Then I put the panel in my MISTI and placed the stamp in the center. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I moved it over and stamped each side too. Once those were done I trimmed the panel down to 3×8.

Next, I pulled out the new Dear Santa set, stamped one of the images and colored him with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out and moved on to my sentiment. I die cut one of the Banner Trio banners and stamped two sentiments from the Snowfall Roundabout together. The inked panel is popped up on a white card base with foam tape and then the image and banner are popped up on that.

For finishing touches on my card, I added glossy accents to Santa’s gloves and boots and white gel pen accents on other parts of the image. Then I finished the whole design off with a scattering of gems from my stash to add a little sparkle to those beautiful snowflakes.

Would you like to win the “Snowfall Roundabout” 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 November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amy Tsuruta
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Winter Release – Day 1

Hello everyone!!! It’s time for another fabulous Newton’s Nook reveal week! We’re celebrating the winter release and I’m really excited about all of it! There’s snow everywhere and I know you’re going to love it all! Today we’re sharing:

Snowman Greetings

I just love this set with that cute snowman holding his sign and how all the sentiments fit perfectly inside it! It’s genius and so much fun to color and create with.

For my card today, I colored stamped my snowman and then added the sentiment to the sign. I colored him with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut him out. I die cut the fancy edge tag from green cardstock and iridescent vellum and popped my snowman up with foam squares on the vellum. I threaded some ribbons through the tag holes and tied them together with twine.

For my background, I used red and green dye inks and blending brushes over the plaid stencil. Then I put the snowfall stencil over that and used texture paste. Once it was dry I die cut it with the Frames & Flags scalloped rectangle.

The rectangle is popped up on a red card base and the tag is popped up on that. Then I moved on to finishing touches. There’s a lot going on but I like to add shimmer and shine where I can so I put glossy accents on the snowman’s eyes, carrot nose, heart and buttons. I used black glaze pen on the bird’s eye and glossy accents on his beak. Then I took unicorn Stickles to the snowman’s hat and scarf randomly.

Would you like to win the “Snowman Greetings” 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 November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amy Tsuruta
Amanda Wilcox

Coffee Loving Cardmakers | Newton’s Nook – Cup of Cheer

Hello everyone!!! Today is a very special day in our house…our daughter’s 14th birthday. Seriously, where the heck has the time gone??? I have no idea but we’re loving every minute of it. She’s amazing and we’re having a blast celebrating this weekend.

And on here I’m also still celebrating the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop! I have a fun Newton’s Nook shaker card to share with you featuring shaker bits from my shop too!

A few weeks ago we went away for the weekend so I stamped some images and packed my Zig markers to watercolor while we were gone. This fun batch of mugs were part of that. The images are from Cup of Cocoa and I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I pulled out my tiny trees stencil and used texture paste for an intentionally imperfect background.

Moving on to my shaker mechanism, I die cut a frame from Framework dies and the ticket looking shape too. I backed the frame with vellum and foam tape. I poured some Burning Embers and Pixie Dust Micro Beads in the Vidia color to the center of my stenciled panel and adhered the shaker frame on top. I stamped my sentiment on the ticket shape and attached it to the vellum.

I attached my mugs around the frame and moved on to finishing touches. For those I added Stickles in unicorn to each of the mugs somewhere and a few white clay hearts to by the sentiment.

Such a fun and sweet card! Are you linking up fun projects to the Coffee Lovers Hop? I hope so! I can’t wait to see them all!

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

Newton’s Nook – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello everyone! I’m fortunate enough to take part in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags celebration with 3 companies this year! Head to Tracey’s post HERE to see the details of the celebration and how you can enter to win incredible prizes!

First off we’re staring with Newton’s Nook! I had so much fun creating this sweet little tag with one of my very favorite Newton’s Nook images – Penguin Pile.

To create my tag, I started by stamping and coloring the Penguin Pile image with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Next, I wanted a different shape for my tag so I pulled out the Circle Frames and cut the middle size out from green cardstock twice. I used the Snowfall stencil with some white glitter glitz gel on one green circle and let it dry. Once it was dry I glued the 2 green circles together. I pulled out one of the hole reinforcer dies from the Fancy Edges Tag set and cut it from white. I used it to punch a hole in the green circles and adhered the reinforcer with liquid glue.

I pulled out the Banner Trio dies and cut the rounded banner from white and stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Roundabout on it. Then I colored the open letters with the same colors as my penguins. The banner is adhered with liquid glue and the penguins were popped up with foam squares.

I threaded some red jute twine through the hole, glued a smaller white circle to the back so I had a place to write to and from and moved on to finishing touches.

With the background being wonderfully glittery, I just added glossy accents to the penguins and JOY on the sentiment banner.

I am having a blast making little tags again this year. Smaller area to work with and different shapes too! A change of pace is good for creative thinking.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Miss Ink Stamps | Caffeine First

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time for tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today. I had some fun with powdered watercolor and stencils over the weekend. It’s quite addicting. I could easily sit and make bunches of backgrounds at once with this technique.

Obviously, I started today’s card with the background. I took watercolor paper and laid my Miss Ink Stamps Jitters stencil over the top. Then I sprinkled powdered watercolor over the stop and spritzed it with water. I carefully removed the stencil and smooshed another piece of watercolor paper on it for the negative so I have another background the play with later on. I set those aside to dry and stamped out my images which are also from Miss Ink Stamps. They are from Big Mugs and Brewtiful. I colored them with my copics and used the scan-n-cut to cut them out.

Using the Newton’s Nook Framework dies I cut a frame and adhered vellum to the back. I heat embossed my sentiment from Big Mugs on it and lined the back of the frame with foam strips. I popped it up on the watercolor background and moved on to my images. The strip of coffee beans are adhered with liquid glue and the other images are popped up with foam squares.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the coffee beans that are popped up and to the gnome’s mug.

I think this is such a fun card and the colors I used represent the college team we root for at home so I know exactly who this card will be going to.

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

Newton’s Nook – Spook-tacular

Happy Halloween everyone!!!!! I just love this holiday! I look all the spooky and fall and kiddos running around dressed up. It just makes me happy! So I wanted to share a special card with you today to celebrate.

To create this awesome card, I started with the background. I used the ghosts stencil with deco foil transfer gel blanco on black cardstock. When it was dry, I sent it through my laminator with iridescent deco foil. Then I sat and played with it for a while because those ghosts are SO COOL!!!

I stamped and colored Witchy Newton with my copic markers and also made sure to stamp a couple of bats too. I cut it all out with the coordinating dies and decided on my final layout. Using the Framework dies, I cut the scalloped rectangle from the middle of my stenciled panel. I lined the outside frame with foam tape and adhered it to a white card base. Then I inserted the rectangle in the opening and glued it directly down. I cut a second rectangle from vellum and heat embossed my sentiment from the Spooky Roundabout on it. Then I used foam squares and popped Witchy Newton and the bats up. I hid some glue behind those areas and placed the vellum rectangle in its place.

The coolest thing happened when I added the vellum to the center…it mutes the light refraction from the deco foil and makes those ghosts look stark white. I had no idea this would happen but got really excited and thought it looked soooo extra cool! What do you think?

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to Newton’s nose and hat, and dots on the boot. I didn’t want to distract from the cool background but I just love adding those little touches.

I’m linking this up to the Cat Lover’s Hop. Today is the final day, so get your projects linked up if you haven’t already.

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

Newton’s Nook – Reach for the Stars

Hello friends! Welcome to a new week! Today marks the start of the Cat Lover’s Hop which Newton’s Nook is a sponsor of. They’ll be showcasing some fun inspiration on Friday but I wanted to jump in early with an extra card share for you.

I started my card by inking up a panel with fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, blueprint sketch, faded jeans and black soot distress inks. I spritzed it with water and blotted it dry. Then I flicked some gold watercolor on it. Next, I used the cascading stars stencil with some champagne metallix gel for my sky.

I pulled out Cosmic Newton, stamped a couple of images and colored them with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out next. I needed to create a ground for my images so I inked up a small panel with evergreen bough and twisted citron distress ink and spritzed it with water. When it was dry, I used the land borders dies to cut a grassy top and adhered it to my stenciled panel. Using the images as a guide I stamped my sentiment on the bottom right.

With my background complete, I adhered it to a white card base and then popped my images up with foam squares. For finishing touches I added some glossy accents to the planet, shooting star and glass on the telescope and of course Newton’s nose.

This is not my typical sky color combo but it was so fun to play around and I love how it turned out. What are your favorite combos for sky colors? I’d love to hear in the comments.

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