Newton’s Nook Guest Design – Festive Fawns

Welcome back to my second week of guest designing for Newton’s Nook. Thank you for stopping by. Today I’m sharing this sweet, soft card featuring Festive Fawns stamps and dies and the Snowfall stencil.

This card was inspired by a quilt my coworker is sewing and I loved the color palette so much I had to make a card using it. Be sure to head over to the Newton’s Nook blog for a full view of the card and all the details how I created it.

I love the images in the Festive Fawns set. They are the perfect size to stand alone on a card but also small enough to put together or even mix with other stamp sets. And they are so fun to color!

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Newton’s Nook – Holiday Wishes

Hello again! Thanks for stopping by today for this sweet Newton’s Nook card featuring on of the Festive Fawns stamps and dies, and the gingham stencil.

I’ve had this cute little fawn colored and cut out for weeks now just trying to decide what to do with it. All of a sudden this idea popped into my head and it all came together perfectly.

I used blending buddy brushes from Trinity Stamps for the background, using red ink and then adding the stencil on top and went over it all again. I love the tone-on-tone look and this stencil pattern is so much fun! Then I splattered the background with gold watercolor and set it aside to dry while I heat embossed my sentiment. I popped my image and the sentiment strip up with foam squares and added a little washi tape accent below that.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the deer’s nose and spots and Nuvo Crystal Drops to the wreath’s berries. Then I added white gel pen accents throughout the image.

This is such a fun card and would be a great one to mass produce for the holidays too. I have some tag ideas with this stamp set so stay tuned the beginning of December for that fun!

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

Newton’s Nook – Festive Fawns

Welcome back! I’m sharing another Newton’s Nook card today featuring the Festive Fawns stamps and the new Ornaments stencil.

I can’t get enough of these sweet fawns. They are so fun to color and the possibilities are endless for card design.

For today’s card I used texture paste with the Ornaments stencil on red cardstock and set it aside to dry. Then I stamped, colored and die cut my images from Festive Fawns. I die cut a glittery hilly snow ground for my critters and snowman and started assembling.

I glued the red background to a card from and then the snow ground to that. I popped up my images, included my heat embossed sentiment banner with foam squares. Then I took ribbon and tied it across the top to finish it off.

For finishing touches I added Wink of Stella to the snowman’s scarf and the sentiment. Then glossy accents to the buttons, holly berries, and everyone’s noses and beak.

I love the dimension and different textures I was able to achieve on this card. It’s so cute and sweet with the Newton’s Nook images.

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Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween everyone! I love this season and this holiday. It’s so fun to decorate for, make things for and celebrate! I love seeing the kiddos dressed up, going house to house squealing and excited. It’s so fun!

I’ve made a ton of Halloween cards and treat boxes this year but I couldn’t let today go by without just one more. Newton decided to join me today for this fun witchy Halloween card.

I stamped, colored and cut out my Witchy Newton and set off to make a background. I took out my distress inks in the colors that matched the boot and blended them all over the panel. They were very bright so I toned them down with black soot and spritzed it with water. Then I die cut a circle and splattered it with pearl watercolor, popped it up with foam tape and popped Newton up on that with foam tape as well. Then I heat embossed my sentiment in white and popped my bats up with foam squares.

For finishing touches I added Wink of Stella to the band on the hat, Nuvo Crystal Drops to the boot’s buttons, glossy accents to Newton’s nose and the dots on the boot, and white gel pen to all the images.

Such a fun image and a simple design. You could adapt it to any theme at all. I think a Christmas card like this would be fabulous and so fun!

Do you celebrate Halloween at all? Share in the comments. I’d love to hear!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow, there is a super surprise in store and it’s going to be amazing!!!

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Newton’s Nook meets Spellbinders – Autumn Mice

I’m super excited to share today’s interactive card. I recently caved and ordered the festive wreath slider die set from Spellbinders and couldn’t wait to test it out! That paired with the new Inky Paws Challenge, I knew they had to meet.

The theme this challenge is holiday mix-up so we can create any Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas card to enter. I’ve been making so many Christmas cards lately that it was a welcome idea to back up and enjoy fall for at least one or two more cards. So, I pulled out my Autumn Mice and started coloring.

Here’s a look at the card closed up like it would be coming out of the envelope. To make it I just die cut the elements from the set and built the interactive part of the card. Then I built my wreath and attached it to the bottom half of the slider so everything still opens like it’s supposed to.

Here you can see that when you pull the tab, the window slides back and reveals this sweet sentiment that I heat embossed in white. I love the pop of deep purple against all the other fall colors in the card.

I did put this sliding mechanism on a regular white card base so that I can also write a message on the inside to the recipient but you totally wouldn’t have to. Also, the slider opening is big enough to hide a gift card inside which I think would be so much fun to give.

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

Newton’s Nook Birthday Balloons

Hello there! Today is my final share for the current Inky Paws Challenge with Newton’s Nook. I love how I was able to take a sketch and create 3 completely different cards. They were for different occasions, totally different colors and I was able to use different stamp sets each time too! This challenge was so fun to play along with.

Without further ado, here’s today’s card share!

For this card I did things a little different by choosing some products I wanted to use first and worked around those. This is how I did it:

  • Stamped, colored and cut my Newton’s Birthday Balloons image.
  • When I colored him in I knew I wanted to try a rainbow of clouds on the tag behind him so that’s what I did next. Using a stencil and blending brushes, I inked a rainbow of clouds on a tag I had cut out.
  • I also knew that I wanted to use the bubbly stencil so I chose my background color and used texture paste on the stencil. I set that aside to try while I decided on the rest of the card.
  • I chose patterned papers for the strip and flag, then played with my final layout to figure out where I wanted my sentiment. Once that was decided I went ahead and stamped it.
  • After everything was dry, I worked on assembly.
  • I glued the stenciled panel to a card base, then the strip and flag were glued to that.
  • Newton is popped up with foam squares on the tag and the tag is popped up with foam tape.
  • I did add ribbon and baker’s twine to the tag hole.
  • A couple of finishing touches to this card were glossy accents to Newton’s nose and toe beans and then Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the balloons and present.

Here’s a look at the glossy accents. I love how much these details add to the final card. It’s so great in the light.

And he’s a great view of all that shimmer glitter from the Wink of Stella. This is something I seriously play with every time I use it on a card. It’s mesmerizing!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mini series of Newton’s Nook fun while I played along in the Inky Paws Challenge.

Please be sure to stop by tomorrow. There is a VERY special guest joining me, along with an Instagram event to join in on too! I really hope to hear from you for that.

Thank you for sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Hope Your Fall is Extra Mice

Thanks for stopping by again today. I’m continuing the Inky Paws fun with this super sweet fall Autumn Mice card for the Inky Paws Challenge.

I love making fall cards. I love everything about fall so it’s easy to put it all together and enjoy the outcome. Here’s how I did this one:

  • Stamp, color and die cut my mouse image. Blend tea dye distress ink to soften the harsh white edges.
  • Cut patterned paper to: 5.25×4, 1.5×4, 1×3.5 (cut the banner end in this one). This time I inked the edges of all of these with tea dye distress ink and then adhered them to the card front.
  • Cut my tag to 2 3/8×3 1/2, snipped the corners and punched a hole. Then using my new Trinity Stamps blending brushes I used brown, red and dark yellow ink over the falling leaves stencil. I inked the edges of the tag with tea dye distress ink as well. Then stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in gold at the bottom.
  • I looped some jute through the hole and added a bow to the top. Then popped this up with foam tape. I also popped my mouse up with foam squares for added dimension.
  • For finishing touches I used black glaze pen on the mouse eye, glossy accents to his nose and scattered Nuvo Crystal Drops throughout.

Squeak! I just love this card! The beautiful fall colors and that adorable mouse! I’m just in love with this set. They are so sweet.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my final entry into the Inky Paws Challenge.

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

Newton’s Nook – Season to be Fabulous

Welcome everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I’m playing along with the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge for the next few days. It’s a sketch challenge, which I’ve come to really love!

This is the current challenge sketch. It took me a minute to decide what stamps I wanted to try with it. I decided to spread all my Newton’s Nook stamps out on my desk and started picking and choosing. Today’s card was the set I immediately reached for. I hope you enjoy it.

I just love this Christmas Haul set and I’m so excited to see that the new release, which goes live Friday, has a new set that goes with this cutie!

Card recipe:

  • Stamp, color and cut my images.
  • Cut patterned paper to: 5.25×4, 1.5×4, 1×3.5 (cut banner end out of this piece) and adhere them all to a card base.
  • I don’t have a tag die cut so I made my own at 2 3/8×3.5, snipped the corners and punched a hole. Then cut a silver strip for my ground.
  • The tag is popped up with foam tape and so are the images, minus 2 of the gifts that are glued directly to the tag.
  • I stamped my sentiment, added ribbon to the tag and glued some red hearts throughout.
  • For finishing touches I added glossy accents and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.

Here’s a closer look to see that fun glossy, glittery accent. I adore how this card turned out. It’s much busier than I normally go for but it’s so bright and cheery that I love it!

I really felt like the glitter, glitz and glam went well with the sentiment. It’s so much fun. And I love this sketch! Check back tomorrow for my next entry.

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

Newton’s Nook – Witchy Newton

Good morning everyone. Thanks for stopping by again. Today I’m sharing my final entry into the current Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge.

I finally got my hands on a Halloween Newton stamp at one of my local craft stores. I’m not going to lie, it involved begging and pleading. They were on reserve for a class they have scheduled but I convinced them I really needed it. šŸ™‚

The card design is bright and fun which is my favorite for Halloween. Here are some more details how I made it.

  • Started with a dark gray card base, 3 3/4 in square green panel, 2 3/4 inch circle from patterned paper and some banners in varying widths.
  • I stamped the bats from the set on the green panel in gray ink to make my own patterned paper.
  • Then I stamped, colored and cut out my images from the Witchy Newton set.
  • Using all the pieces loosely laid out to help with placement, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment.
  • Now for assembly, I glued the green panel and banners directly to the card front. The circle is popped up with foam tape and so are the bats. However, Newton is popped up with an action wobbler so it shakes around when you flick it. I love these things! They are so fun!
  • For finishing touches I added glossy accents to Newton’s nose, Nuvo Crystal Drops to the shoe buttons and around the background of the card.

Such a fun card! I can’t wait to share it with someone at Halloween-time. I loved coloring this image and have so many other ideas in mind. I’m thinking a shaker tag for a fun treat box would be awesome! Stay tuned at the beginning of October for some extra fun I have in store along those lines!

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

Newton’s Nook – Pumpkin Spice

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope your weekend is moving along nicely. We’ve got fabulously stormy weather today and I love it! Today I’m sharing another Newton’s Nook card for the Inky Paws Challenge. It’s a little bit of a twist on this set but not a total stretch.

Here’s how I made it:

  • Inked a background with walnut satin and fossilized amber distress inks and then went over the edges with black soot. Next, I took the walnut satin over the falling leaves stencil for a spooky background.
  • I die cut a grassy border and inked it with mowed lawn and old paper, taking the black soot to the edges again.
  • I die cut the tree trunks and inked them just with black soot.
  • I stamped, colored and die cut my images from pumpkin latte and laid out my card to start assembling.
  • The trees and grass are adhered with liquid glue because I find that holds better on the distress inked panels.
  • Using the images for placement I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in gold.
  • For the images, all but three leaves are popped up with foam squares.
  • Finishing touches on this card are black glaze pen for the coat buttons and white gel pen accents throughout.

I’m super happy with how this fun card turned out. A great sentiment, for the best time of year and a little spooky feel for Halloween.

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