Newton’s Nook – Nat’l Coffee Day Hop

Happy National Coffee Day! Today the Newton’s Nook Design Team is hosting a blog hop to celebrate! You can visit all the Design Team Member’s blogs and leave comments for a chance to win! You can also visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today for another big blog hop and a chance to win more prizes! They will also be posting inspiration over there all week long! 

Here is what I created:

There were so many fun sets to choose from when looking for caffeinated inspiration but this Pumpkin Latte set from last year is really one of my favorites so it was a no-brainer to use it today. I stamped and colored my images and then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Then I stamped the Fall Roundabout on kraft cardstock and gave it some brown shading with copics before using the largest Circle Frames die to cut it out. I had some leftover textured leaves from another card so I die cut some red and golden yellow ones to add to the mix and created a “ground” for my girl to stand on.

I adhered the leaves together and used a combination of liquid glue and foam squares to attach those and my images to the Fall Roundabout circle. Then I cut a teal A2-sized panel and used the Houndstooth stencil with some teal ink. I added foam tape to the circle and popped it on the panel.

Then I used my MISTI to stamp and heat emboss my sentiment on the bottom right corner. For finishing touches, I added some glossy accents to the girl’s coat buttons and the pumpkin stems. Last of all I added a scattering of clear gems throughout the card design.

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?
We will choose one lucky winner from our Hop!

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 Tuesday, October 6th at 9 p.m. EST to comment. Winners will be announced on an NND blog post on Friday, October 8th, so please check back to see if you’ve won!

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

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

Newton’s Nook – The Book Was Better

Hello everyone! If you’re a reader at all, I’m sure you’re going to #1 love today’s card and #2 totally agree with the sentiment. As a very avid reader, making a point to read most books before watching the movie, I completely agree. 😉

I had so much fun creating today’s card, even though it ended up COMPLETELY different than what I set out to create. It’s kind of fun when projects take on a mind of their own. I started by stamping and coloring my Sips & Stories images with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I had planned to make 3 cards, one for each image but I couldn’t decide on a layout that I liked and then it hit me to pull out my Slimline Frames & Windows dies to see how everything would fit. I love it so I kept going.

I die cut the Slimline Frames & Portholes scalloped rectangle and used the Mugs stencil on it for my background. Then I popped up my Slimline Frames & Windows panel with foam tape and made final decisions on image placement. Then I used a combination of liquid glue and foam squares to adhere all of my images to their windows.

I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment on a flag from Frames & Flags and popped it up with foam squares as well in the middle window.

For finishing touches on my card, I added glossy accents to random parts of the images like the book spines, coffee mugs and the kitty’s nose. Then I added a scattering of brown clay hearts throughout the design.

Such a super fun card that I can’t wait to share with a fellow book nerd. Do you like to read? What’s your favorite genre or book? I love reading cozy mysteries mostly with a dash of fantasy (Disney mostly) and dystopian themes like The Hunger Games.

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

Newton’s Nook – Happy Halloween

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today. I’m super excited to share today’s card with you. I just love how it turned out and it’s got so many fun things to talk about!

I knew straight off that I wanted to play with Batty Newton and a fun green sky. So I set to work stamping him out and coloring him with copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut him out and moved over to my sky panel. I had an over-sized white panel that I used distress inks and the clouds stencil with. I used mowed lawn toward the bottom and twisted citron on the top.

Then I die cut the inked panel and an extra black piece with the Slimline Frames and Portholes die. Then I used the Land Borders to cut some grass from the black one. I pulled out the Forest Scene Builder dies and cut some trees in black for a silhouetted ground. I used liquid adhesive to adhere all of my pieces together. The sentiment I chose is from Batty Newton and I stamped it with black ink at the top of my panel. Then I popped up my Batty Newton with foam squares.

I adhered my panel to a purple card base that measures 3.5×8.5 inches with foam tape and moved on to finishing touches. For those I added some new Gone Batty embellishments from the Twiddler’s Nook shop, white gel pen accents to the image and glossy accents to Newton’s nose and toe beans.

This card was so fun to create! I hope you enjoyed it! It’s finally feeling like fall around here and my heart is so happy. What’s your favorite season?

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Firetruck!

Hi friends! I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with my first post as a design team member and I’m sharing a super funny card! The whole thing uses just one small stamp set called Firetruck Duck. I love it!

It was pretty quick to come together. I stamped and heat embossed the firetruck in gold on a red panel, then die cut a circle from the lower right corner. I stamped my duck on an A2 white panel and colored it with my copics. Next, I popped the red panel up with foam tape and moved on to my sentiment.

I die cut a flag from the Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags die set and heat embossed it in gold to tie things together. Then popped it up with foam squares too. Instead of giving it all away on the front, I brought the sentiment finisher to the inside of the card for fun.

I couldn’t resist also stamping that cute firetruck to go along with it. I decided on red ink to tie it in with the card design. Hehehe! I love this set and can’t wait to share this card with someone who will really appreciate it.

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

Newton’s Nook – Happy Halloween Shaker

Hello everyone. I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today with this really fun shaker card featuring some newly release goodies along with goodies from previous releases too. I hope you enjoy it.

To create this card, I started with a kraft panel and used blending brushes on dye inks over the Falling Leaves stencil. I used red, yellow and brown randomly for a little color variation. Then I took out the Frames & Flags and Framework die sets and cut a frame. I backed it with scrappy tape and adhered acetate to it to create my window. Then I scattered seed beads (preview of coming attractions to Twiddler’s Nook) on the kraft panel and adhered my frame with foam strips. I took the die used to create the window to cut a brown panel and then used the land borders to create a hill and adhered it to the acetate window.

I stamped my Pug-kin and supporting images from Autumn Mice and Paw-tumn and colored them with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it all out. With a combination of liquid glue and foam squares, I adhered all the images filling in my scene.

I took a sentiment from the new Spooky Roundabout and heat embossed it on one of the banners from Banner Trio. I attached it to the window and added a few falling leaves to round things out. Then, moving on to finishing touches, I added white gel pen accents and glossy accents to various spots.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Bottomless Thanks

Hey there! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. Today I’m sharing bottomless thanks and some new-to-me products. It was messy fun!

I had lots of fun creating today’s card. I started by stamping and coloring my images from Miss Ink Stamps Brewtiful set with my copics. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and I started deciding how to create the background I had in my head. After lots of trial and error, I landed on using the Backgammon 2 stencil on brown cardstock with some Nuvo expanding mousse I recently purchased. I decided to try heating it up for that puffy look. It’s sooo cool! I’ll definitely have to get some more colors. Then I die cut the panel with my Frames & Flags dies from Newton’s Nook.

Next, I cut a piece of blue cardstock matching my mug and stamped the smaller flower images from the set repeatedly creating my own patterned paper. I glued this to a brown card base and popped my stenciled panel up with foam tape. Then with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares I adhered my images. I stamped my sentiment on the same blue cardstock and trimmed it into a strip, popping it up with foam squares too.

For finishing touches on my card today, I added glossy accents to the dots on the mug, flower stamen and the coffee beans. I also added a little Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the sentiment strip and the “X” in my XO.

I love cards with dimension and texture and this one is packed full. I had fun creating it and hope you enjoyed it too.

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

Newton’s Nook – Cupcake Inspirations 500th Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!!! I’m super excited to be sharing inspiration for Cupcake Inspirations’ 500th Challenge! This is amazing and Newton’s Nook is a sponsor so we’re playing along.

I decided to go a little bold and wild for their awesome birthday theme this challenge.

To create my card, I started by die cutting my scalloped square and then I stamped and heat embossed the zoo party image. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush pen to watercolor the scene. I love coloring these critters up! It’s so relaxing and fun!

Next, I blended picked raspberry and blueprint sketch distress inks on a panel and spritzed it with water. The panel was adhered to a card base and the zoo party image was popped up with foam tape. I die cut one of the speech bubbles from the Newton’s Nook set and I heat embossed a sentiment on it. This is popped up as well.

Then I die cut a banner from the Frames & Flags set and another sentiment was heat embossed on it. It’s popped up with foam tape but tucked under the edge of the square panel.

I finished the card off with Nuvo Crystal Drops in morning dew scattered throughout the card design. I love the subtle interest this gives without distracting from those awesome critters!

I hope you’ve found some fun inspiration to create a fantastic birthday themed card to play along with the Cupcake Inspirations 500th Challenge!

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

Newton’s Nook August Release – Day 4

Holy moly! It’s been an amazing week of Newton’s Nook awesomeness and today is the icing on the cake! These new images are sooo much fun! I love them both!

Pug-kin and Knight Owl Stamps and Dies

Seriously??? They are the cutest things ever and I have super fun cards using each one to share with you today.

I knew straight off that I wanted to create a fun forest scene for my Knight Owl to be in. He’s on a quest, you know. This is just fitting. 😉 I inked up a panel with distress inks and used the Falling Stars stencil and some Metallix gel for a night time background. Then I die cut a vellum panel from one of the Frames & Flags dies. I inked up another panel with green and die cut it from the same die and again with the grassy border die. Then I cut some trees from the Forest Scene Builder set and inked them up. I die cut my starry panel with the Framework die and popped it up on a dark blue card base with foam tape. I glued my grass and trees to the vellum panel and carefully put glue on the vellum behind those places and stuck it down to the stenciled panel. This hides your glue spots.

I had colored my Knight Owl with copics and die cut him, now it was time to pop him up with foam squares. I decided to pull that dark blue in a little more and heat embossed my sentiment (which is a combo of Heartfelt Essentials and Knight Owl) on a flag from Frames & Flags. To make things cohesive I ran the flag through my die cutter with the same die as my vellum panel so the stitching matches up. The flag is popped up with foam tape. To finish the design off I added white gel pen highlights and glossy accents in a couple of spots like the shield and owl’s beak and feet.

I have to be totally honest here…I could color a hundred of these pug-kins and it wouldn’t get old. I really love watching them come to life. They’re too cute! I paired this little sweetie with some extra pumpkins from the new Paw-tumn set from earlier in the week. For the background, I inked up a panel with distress oxides and then used the new Houndstooth stencil over the top in brown. I found a brown textured cardstock in my stash and cut a couple of circles out using the Circle Frames dies. The brown panel is popped up with foam tape. I die cut 2 banners from the Banner Trio dies and stamped my sentiments (one from Heartfelt Essentials and the other from Pug-kin) on them. Those are popped up with foam tape and then the cute Pug-kin and his pumpkins are adhered with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares.

I finished this card off with some white gel pen highlights, a little glossy accents on his nose and some clear gems from my stash. I just love this!!!

Would you like to win the “Knight Owl” and the “Pug-kin” Stamp Set?We will choose TWO lucky winners to each win this duo of stamp sets!

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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st. 

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 August Release – Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of Newton’s Nook’s August release reveals! Today is packed full of Halloween goodness! I have 3 awesome cards to share with you so I’ll keep them all brief.

Batty Newton Stamps and Dies

Spooky Roundabout Stamps
(Coordinates with Circle Frames and Banner Trio dies)

Spiderweb Stencil

Isn’t all of this incredible?!?!? I love Halloween and creating Halloween themed projects, so today is making me sooo happy! I hope you like it all too!

To create this fun Batty Newton shaker, I started with blending distress inks on a panel and used Thermoweb transfer gel and black decofoil with the bats stencil. Then to create the shaker mechanism I used Thermoweb glitz gel on a panel, let it dry and die cut a frame from the Framework die set to make it super glittery. I stamped, colored and die cut my Batty Newton; making sure to cut lots of extra bats for my shaker. I die cut the smallest Circle Frame and heat embossed my sentiment. Batty Newton and the sentiment are popped up with foam tape on the shaker and the shaker is adhered to the foiled panel with liquid glue. Then the whole thing was popped on a card base and I used some simple glossy accents on Newton’s nose and toe beans.

For a different spin on the roundabout series, I stamped and colored 2 Spooky Roundabout images. Then I took various dies from the Circle Frames set and cut them out. I inked up a panel from the Slimline Frames and Portholes with distress inks and spritzed it with water. I adhered my circles all over and then flicked pearl and gold watercolor and black paint all over it. This panel is popped up with foam tape on an orange card base. I used the Banner Trio dies and heat embossed my sentiment. Then this is also popped up with foam squares. Isn’t it so much fun?

Finally, I wanted to create a card where the new Spider Web stencil was the star of the show. So I inked up a panel with distress oxide inks and used Thermoweb glitz gel over the stencil and set it aside to dry. I pulled out the fabulous Witchy Newton image from last year and color him with my copics, die cutting him with the coordinating dies and setting it aside. I pulled out the Fancy Edges Tag set and cut out a tag base from a green distress inked panel. I cut a black top and adhered it together, popping Newton up with foam squares. I strung some baker’s twine through the hole and popped the tag up over the stenciled panel. For a sentiment I used the Spooky Roundabout set and another Banner Trio die and popped it up. For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the image and Nuvo Crystal Drops in apple green.

Would you like to win the  “Spooky Roundabout” or the “Batty Newton” Stamp Set?We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st. 

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 August Release – Day 2

Thanks for stopping by again. Today we’ve got even more fall fun to share with you! A few stamp sets and one coordinating die set. Let’s jump right in.

Paw-tumn Stamps and Dies

Fall Roundabout Stamps
(coordinates with Circle Frames and Banner Trio die sets)

Heartfelt Essentials Stamps
(coordinates with Banner Trio dies)

With all of this goodness, I’ve got 2 cards to share with you today. I had so much fun creating both of them; I hope you enjoy them!

For my fall roundabout card, I started by stamping my image on Bristol smooth cardstock and watercolored with my zig clean color real brush markers. Then I took out the circle frame dies and cut it out, along with creating a frame from the same cardstock. I create a circle shaker feature and set it aside to work on the rest of my card.

I used various Nuvo embellishment mousses on cardstock, let them dry and die cut autumn leaves from the panels. I cut an A2 panel from kraft cardstock and used the houndstooth stencil with brown ink. I arranged my leaves under the shaker mechanism and adhered them with liquid glue. Then I adhered my shaker and moved on to a sentiment. I love that the sentiments in the roundabout sets work perfectly with the banner trio dies so I die cut a banner and stamped my sentiment on it. Then I went around the letters with a light blue zig marker for a little extra interest. The banner was then folded on the crease lines and adhered with liquid glue.

For this amazingly adorable paw-tumn set, I’ve got some great slimline fun to share with you. I started by coloring my images with copics and then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I stamped extra leaves, pumpkins and acorns because I wasn’t sure how many I would want in my scene. Pulling from the fall colors I used on the images, I die cut a panel from kraft cardstock using the slimline frames and portholes dies. Then I cut a frame from dark brown using the slimline frames and windows dies. I stamped the leaves all over the kraft panel and adhered the dark brown frame with liquid glue. Then I popped that panel up with foam tape on a golden yellow card base. I arranged my images and adhered them with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue.

For the sentiment, I die cut a flag from Frames & Flags die set and heat embossed it in white. I wrapped some baker’s twine around the end and glued one last leaf to the end. Then I popped it up with foam squares. For finishing touches on this card, I added glossy accents to various parts of the images like sunflower centers, acorn tops, leaves and pumpkin stems.

Would you like to win the “Fall Roundabout”  or the “Paw-tumn Newton” Stamp Set?We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st. 

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