Newton’s Nook June Release Day

Hello everyone! I hope you enjoyed Newton’s Nook reveal week and have hopped over to buy some new goodies for your stash since everything is on sale today!

I was having so much fun creating, my husband came to check on me one night and had a hilarious idea. I couldn’t resist creating it and wanted to share it with you today.

We both loved the G.O.A.T. sentiment and he thought the goat really needed to go in the tractor’s trailer. I told him the proportions were off and when I showed him to prove my point we both cracked up so much that I just had to do it.

To create my card, I stamped, colored and die cut my images from Bleat and Farming Fun and set them aside. I pulled out the Framework dies and Sunscape stencil again and inked it up. This time after I inked the dirt and yellow part of the sun, I rotated the stencil and used it like a mask to add a little blue sky too.

There are a few layers to this card. I started with a white cardbase and glued a brown panel directly to it measuring 4 1/8×5 3/8. Then the green panel is popped up with foam tape and measures 4×5.25 which is the same size as the framework stenciled panel. That is also popped up with foam tape. Finally the images were glued together with liquid glue and popped up with foam squares.

Finally I die cut a flag from Frames and Flags and heat embossed the first half of my sentiment on it in white. This is popped up with foam squares. The second half of the sentiment is stamped inside the card.

Last I moved on to finishing touches which were pretty simple. I added black glaze pen to the eyes and white gel pen accents throughout. Then I finished it off with glossy accents on all the shiny parts of the tractor and trailer, along with the goat’s bell and horns.

Cheers to being silly with your spouse and ending up with a fabulous card as the outcome. I hope you enjoyed the week and are able to pick up some new goodies to play with.

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

Newton’s Nook June Release – Day 4

I hope you’ve enjoyed all the previews so far. Today we have two last ones to share with you before everything goes on sale for you to purchase first thing tomorrow! A Newton’s Nook release wouldn’t be complete without a new Newton image, so we’ve got that covered, and then we have another great floral image to add to that collection too.

Porch Swing Friends

Roses

First up I wanted to share the card I made with Porch Swing Friends. I just think it’s so sweet and it makes me wish I had a big porch with a swing like this to relax on.

Given the shape of the image I knew right away I wanted to make a square card so I pulled out my Frames Squared dies and cut some layers out. The scalloped panel is inked with the Clouds stencil and each of the layers are popped up with foam tape. I stamped, colored and die cut my image and then used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment. For finishing touches I added white gel pen accents and glossy accents to their noses. This scene is so sweet and relaxing, I just love it! And that sentiment…remember it from earlier in the week? I used it on one of my Bleat cards on Tuesday. It’s so great and versatile to use all the time.

Next up I am excited to share this beautiful card featuring the new Roses stamps and dies.

I started by actually coloring three roses and die cutting them all. I had an idea of filling the fence line with them but it cluttered up too much and I wanted you to see the cool mountains in the background. So now I have two extra roses to make other fun cards with. Bonus!

I used the Frames and Flags dies along with the Fence die, Land Borders dies and Mountains stencil to create my scene. After I inked up my stenciled panel I used texture paste on the mountains and set it aside to dry. I thought the yellow panel was a little plain so I added some Petite Flowers stenciled in yellow ink for a subtle texture. You know my by now, the layers are adhered with foam tape for that great dimension and the scene is all attached with liquid glue. I really find that this helps with the inked panels. It just sticks better.

I wanted to keep the sentiment simple so I just used the Hello stamp on a die cut banner from the Banner Trio dies and inked it with the same blue in the sky for consistency.

I live in the Pacific Northwest and I really feel like this card is home. The mountains and roses with lush green grass everywhere. It’s super comforting and just makes me happy.

Would you like to win the “Roses” or the “Porch Swing Friends”  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)! 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, June 18th, at 9 p.m. EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook June Release – Day 3

And the fun just keeps coming!!! Aren’t you just loving everything so far? We really are! Keeping with this fun farm-ish theme, today we get to share this fabulous set called Neigh with you. Bet you can’t guess what’s in it? haha! Bad jokes aside, these horses are adorable! Check them out.

Neigh

Another great set to create with. For today’s card I paired them with both the new Slimline Frames and Portholes (for the scalloped panel) with the Slimline Frames and Windows.

Honestly, I wasn’t totally sure about design for this card so I simply started by stamping and coloring my images with copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and started playing around. In the end I used the Plaid stencil on the white window cutouts with dark blue and green inks. I cut the scalloped panel from Slimline Frames and Portholes out of dark green and then cut the frame from Slimline Windows and Frames 2 more times from white and once from dark blue. I adhered all of the frames together for a stacked dimension and glued it to the green scalloped panel. Then I inserted the stenciled windows and popped the whole panel up with foam tape on a white cardbase measuring 3.5×8.5.

I die cut the flag banner from the same green cardstock and heat embossed my sentiment in white. This is popped up with foam squares. The horseshoes underneath are glued directly down. Then each of the horses is popped up with foam squares in the windows below.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the eyes and white gel pen accents throughout. The horseshoes all have glossy accents for a little shine and this card is all finished.

Would you like to win the “Neigh”  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, June 18th at 9 p.m. EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook June Release – Day 2

We’re back at it today with another fabulous reveal for you! Today we have…drum roll…GOATS! Seriously, these are adorable and the sentiments are so great! I had a blast creating with them just like I know you will!

Bleat

Again, I couldn’t stop and I created two cards to share with you today. The first one is really clean and simple so we’ll start there.

For this, I just trimmed down some white cardstock to 4×5.25, stamped my images and colored them with copic markers. The sentiment is a little sneak of what’s coming later in the week. I added black glaze pen to the eyes with white gel pen for highlights all over. Then I finished with a teeny bit of glossy accents on the bell and flower center. The panel is popped up with foam tape and the card is done. Adorable? I think so. ❤

This next card is a little more involved but it’s just soooo cute, it’s totally worth it and was so much fun to create!

Here I finally used the slimline frames and portholes dies. I cut the scalloped piece out of a melon cardstock and set it aside. Then I cut the portholes and a second panel out of white and inked them up with blue and green dye inks. I took the portholes and scored them about 1/4 inch in on different sides so each of my windows opens a different way. Then I placed them in my MISTI and stamped sentiments on them.

I took the images from Bleat, stamped them out and colored them with copics – multiples of some to fill in my scene. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Next it’s time to assemble. Everything here is glued directly to the panels so nothing interferes with the portholes opening and closing. I used a strong tape on the porthole flaps and liquid glue on everything else. The porthole panel is popped up with foam tape on the scalloped panel and that is popped up on a white cardbase that measures 3.5×8.5.

And here is what you see when you open all those cool portholes up! Adorable goats ready to celebrate with the recipient! So much fun!!! I did a few finishing touches by added some glossy accents to things like the cupcakes and flower centers. I kept it simple so you could really focus on the fun portholes opening and closing.

Would you like to win the “Bleat” 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, June 18th, at 9 p.m. EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – June Release Day 1

I’m so excited that release week for Newton’s Nook is finally here! We all have some amazing inspiration to share with you this week created with another batch of incredible products from Newton’s Nook! Today we’re starting off with Farming Fun stamps and coordinating dies AND two versions of amazing slimline dies, Slimline Frames and Portholes and Slimline Frames and Windows. Check them out!

Slimline Frames and Windows along with Slimline Frames and Portholes

Farming Fun and Coordinating Dies

My cards today don’t feature the new slimline dies but I promise I have some fun ideas with those later on in the week. Today I have two cards featuring Farming Fun and some other awesome Newton’s Nook products. Here’s the first one.

To create this card, I stamped, colored and die cut my truck. Then took a white cardbase and inked some dingy green and brown inks on it. I cut two strips of white cardstock – 4.25×1.5 and 4.25×2.5 and inked one edge brown. Then I splattered the panels with dark brown ink. I stamped my sentiment in the bottom right corner of the bigger one and attached the panels with foam tape. Then I attached the truck the same way and moved on to finishing touches.

I kept those simple with just some glossy accents on the window and “chrome” parts of my farm truck. I absolutely LOVE the puns in this stamp set. They are all so fun. Along with those awesome images.

I was having so much fun with this set that I just kept going with a second card.

For this card, I chose one of the tractors and that cool trailer to color up and die cut. Then I die cut one of the Framework dies and a circle from Circle Frames. I taped of the framework cutout so I could ink only the center with my distress oxides – tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon and peacock feathers – and spritzed it with water. With the circle, I used the Sunscape stencil and some dye inks. I laid out my card to get an idea where I wanted to stamp my sentiments and then stamped them in black ink.

Moving on to assembly, I popped my inked panel up with foam tape on a kraft cardbase and then popped the circle up on that. The tractor and trailer are popped up with foam squares and then I added white gel pen accents. Last, I finished the card off with some glossy accents on those “chrome” pieces again.

This set is so much fun and makes it so easy to create boy cards of all kinds! It’s definitely going to be a staple in my crafting!

Would you like to win the “Farming Fun” 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, June 18th, at 9 p.m. EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – Oh, Happy Day!

Hello there! I’m up on the Newton’s Nook blog today with this really simple but pretty card featuring some new goodies from the May release.

To create this card, I inked up a panel with distress oxide – tumbled glass, salty ocean and blueprint sketch. Then I heat embossed the floral roundabout and a sentiment on the panel. After that cooled I trimmed the panel down to 4×5.25 and set it aside.

I knew I wanted to use this image from Newton’s Flower Garden so I inked it up and colored it with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out. Moving on to assembly I quickly decided that I didn’t like the boring white frame from the cardbase to the inked panel so I added another layer of yellow cardstock in between. This panel is cut down to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.

For assembly, I added foam tape to the yellow and inked panels and adhered them to a white card base. Then Newton is popped up with foam squares in the center of the embossed image and I moved on to finishing touches.

For those I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in the flower centers and open dots in the floral roundabout design. Then I used clear Nuvo Crystal Drops on the colored image for that usual glossy sheen I like.

I think Newton looks so content laying in the flowers. So peaceful and happy. I love it! I hope you enjoyed today’s card.

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

Newton’s Nook Take 2- Spring-Summer CLC Hop

Hello again. I made another Newton’s Nook card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring-Summer Hop and just had to share it with you. It’s too cute and fun not to!

Here’s a quick view of the front. I used the sky borders die to create a tree. Then I added some flowers from the flower trio set and used the alphabet dies to add emphasis to my sentiment. So much fun!

Inside I have another layer of tree and a limb created with the forest scene builder dies. And that cute owl from Sending Hugs holding his cup of coffee. Such a silly but fun card.

I hope you enjoyed it. I’m linking it up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop HERE.

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

Newton’s Nook – CLC Spring-Summer Hop

Today is the last day to link up your amazing caffeinated projects for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring-Summer Hop. I hope you’ve had fun, been able to create somethings and found inspiration with all of the fun entries.

Today I’m sharing a fun card using on of the little 2×3 sets from Newton’s Nook – Slothy Coffee. I absolutely adore sloths and this set was just too perfect not to pull out this week.

So, full disclosure here…the inked panels you see behind the sloths were from a card I made a few weeks ago. They were the windows I die cut out of a panel but the hoarder in me wouldn’t let me toss them. Then this idea popped in my head and it was so perfect!

I stamped my sloth 3 times and colored them all the same. Then I colored the mugs coordinating with the inked squares I had in front of me. I used the coordinating die to cut them all out and set them aside. Then, I used my waves stencil with gray ink on a white cardbase for just a little subtle texture. Finally I added my squares and images with foam squares for some dimension.

Last, I pulled out my speech bubbles, die cut one and stamped my sentiment on it with the same gray ink from the background. Moving on to finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the sloth noses, black glaze pen to the eyes and white gel pen highlights throughout.

I’m linking this last card up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop HERE. I hope you’ve had a chance to play along with us and enjoyed all the inspiration shared.

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

Trinity Stamps – Thanks a Latte

Hello again. Today I’m up on the Trinity Stamps blog with this fun coffee themed thank you card to keep with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring-Summer Hop theme.

To make this card, I started by pulling out the awesome layered coffee bean stencil and using two different colored metallix gels – aged copper and champagne mist. I left it overnight to dry and came back the next day to nail down my final card design. I die cut the panel with the largest rectangle in the 4-bar card die set.

I pulled out the A Latte Love sentiments and heat embossed them on a vellum tag I had die cut. I added some twine and tied it with a bow. I used the largest lots of dots stencil on a brown card base and then popped up my coffee bean stenciled panel with foam tape. Last, I strategically added glue to the tag so it wouldn’t show through the vellum and added it as well.

Lots of texture, dimension and shine. I love how this turned out! I’ll be linking it up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring-Summer Hop HERE. There’s still time to play along if you haven’t yet.

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

Neat & Tangled – CLC Spring-Summer Hop

Okay, how many dog lovers do I have out there? I definitely have quite a few in my life; so when I found this cute Neat & Tangled puppy’s favorite things set I had to grab it. I’ve already made a fun birthday card with but I couldn’t resist a little coffee hello card given that the set has this adorable mug in it!

I started this card by stamping, coloring and die cutting my images. Then I took a piece of teal cardstock and used my Newton’s Nook gingham stencil on it with some darker teal ink. I love the tone-on-tone look! I picked up this fun hello there stamp set at the same time I found the puppy set and loved the bold sentiment. I decided to heat emboss that part in black for a little shiny texture and then popped my images up with foam squares. This panel was then popped up with foam tape on a kraft cardbase.

For finishing touches, I added black glaze pen to the eyes and nose, white gel pen highlights and glossy accents on the mug.

Isn’t he the cutest?!? I just love him and all the things you can put in his paws.

I’m linking this card up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring-Summer Hop HERE. Remember, there’s still time to play along.

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