Newton’s Nook – Time to Celebrate

I’m sure it’s time to celebrate something, right?!? We love to celebrate everything in our house. It’s fun and creates great excuses for important things like cupcakes! Haha! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog with a fun shaker card featuring the newly release Newton’s Cupcake stamps and dies along with the cupcakes layering stencil too!

My whole card started by inking up the stencil layers with fun pink and red colors and die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle in Frames & Flags. Then I let my card design come together from that. I stamped and colored Newton’s Cupcake with copic markers but couldn’t decide on a color or design for the cupcake. That’s when I had an idea to paper piece it like those fun cupcake wrappers my mom always used when I was growing up!

Next, I moved on to the shaker pouch. I die cut two circles from the Circle Frames dies – one red and one acetate. Then I took the scalloped circle that is the next size down and cut it from the red circle, creating my frame and window. I used liquid glue to adhere the acetate to the frame and lined the back with foam tape. I sprinkled sequins on the stenciled panel and sealed up my shaker.

Next, I added foam squares to the back of Newton and popped him in the center of the window. I used liquid glue to adhere the cute cherry to the top of the cupcake and moved on to my sentiment. I chose one from the Birthday Roundabout set and stamped it on a die cut banner from the Banner Trio dies. I love how this one has emboss lines to fold it for a more 3D look. I added a combo of foam squares and liquid glue to adhere it to the bottom of the shaker frame.

Next, I found a piece of cardstock that was close to the blue in the cupcake wrapper and trimmed it to A2 size. I flicked black acrylic paint all over it for a little texture. Once that was dry I glued it to a white card base and popped my panel on it with some foam tape.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the cherry and Newton’s nose.

One thing I found out later – a real duh moment – is that the sentiments in Newton’s Cupcake are all sized to stamp inside the cupcake if you would like to! How cool is that?!? I’m looking forward to trying it out for a different and fun look!

Products used on today’s card:
Newton’s Cupcake stamps and dies
Cupcakes stencil
Frames & Flags dies
Circle Frames dies
Banner Trio dies

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Newton’s Nook – July Release

Today I am excited to be part of  the 8 year anniversary celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs! To celebrate this awesome milestone, Newton’s Nook Designs has released adorable new cupcake themed products, which I will be sharing on my projects today. There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

First, here’s a peek at the products releasing today!

Newton’s Cupcake stamps and dies

Cupcakes layering stencil set

Isn’t it all just so wonderful??? I obsessed with this new stencil. And Newton’s Cupcake just has so many possibilities throughout the year for fun! But I digress…now on to the projects I made to share with you today.

I have two cards to share with you today. The first of which is this adorable rainbow frosted cupcake card! This new stencil is a 3-piece layering stencil and it is AMAZING!!! A definite must for all crafty stashes.

I inked up the first layer with a brown ink and a blending brush. Then I placed the second layer and chose light melon, yellow and teal inks. I started with the yellow first so that my brush didn’t pick up the darker colors on either side. Making sure to overlap my colors, I got a beautiful rainbow in the end! Then I taped the third layer in place and spread red glitz gel through it for some fabulous cherries and sprinkles to top my rainbow cupcakes!

Then I stamped a sentiment from Uplifting Wishes on a circle that I die cut with the Circle Frames die set. Then I die cut a label shape from the Frames Squared set and layered them together with foam squares. Last, I glued the stenciled panel to a white card base and popped the sentiment layers up with foam squares as well.

For my next card, I stamped and colored the new Newton’s Cupcake image with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and used a little liquid glue to adhere a cute party had on Newton’s head. I thought the cupcake wrapper was plain so I pulled out the Bubbles stencil, inked it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed some gold bubbles on it. Next, I pulled colors from my coloring to choose background cardstocks. I die cut a red circle to go with the cupcake frosting and a white circle to fit inside it. I stamped the sentiment off to the right so I had space for Newton and decided this was plain too. I inked it up with a little teal shadow and then added the Confetti stencil and more ink for some texture.

For the background panel, I took a teal piece of cardstock and spread Thermoweb transfer gel through the Gingham stencil. I removed the stencil and set the panel aside to dry while I cleaned things up and turned the laminator on. When the panel was dry I placed it in a folded piece of parchment paper with gold decofoil and ran it through the hot laminator. Isn’t that shiny foiling so much fun?!? I die cut the panel with the largest Frames & Flags die and set to assembling my card.

For this I added foam tape the the foiled panel and popped it on a white card base. Then I added foam tape to the red circle and centered it. I used liquid adhesive for the white panel and another layer of foam squares for Newton.

To finish things off I added Wink of Stella gold glitter to the sprinkles on the cupcake and the top of Newton’s hat. Then glossy accents to Newton’s nose and the stripes on his hat.

Would you like to win a $50 store credit to the Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop? We will choose TWO lucky winners! 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 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 Monday, July 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, July 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

There’s also a fun sale going on from now until Monday too! Click HERE to head to the Newton’s Nook shop and treat yourself!

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Paperie Ink – Just Wanted to Bug You

Welcome, welcome everyone! Just popping in to bug you on this fine Sunday morning. Haha! These sweet Paperie Ink ladybugs were just too cute to resist and the sentiments in the set are equally as adorable! Today I’m sharing a fun, just because card and it cracks me up every time I read the sentiment.

I stamped and heat embossed images from Bug For a Hug stamp set on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I watercolored them all with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush pen. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out.

Next, I took a light blue panel and used white pigment ink with a blending brush and the Newton’s Nook clouds stencil. Then I used a Newton’s Nook land borders die to cut some grass from a green panel and inked up the edges with a blending brush for some dimension. Next, I used liquid glue to adhere the grass to the sky and the leaves to the top of the panel too. I did put acrylic blocks on the leaves until the glue was dry to make sure they stayed flat.

To keep things looking the same, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment before adding the ladybug images. Then I popped those cuties up with foam squares. For finishing touches, I added some red hearts from Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix and some Fresh as a Daisy embellishments in the grass too.

Last, I popped the panel up with foam tape a melon card base and this card is all finished. Cute as can be!

Products used on today’s card:
Paperie Ink Bug For A Hug stamps
Newton’s Nook Clouds stencil
Newton’s Nook Land Borders dies
Twiddler’s Nook Fresh as a Daisy embellishments
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishments
Foam squares
Foam tape
Blending Buddy brush

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Paperie Ink – You Are So Meowgical

Hey friends! I’m back today with an adorable unikitty slimline card to share featuring stamps from Paperie Ink and some other goodies from Newton’s Nook and Trinity Stamps. I just love these kitties so much! They are adorable and so fun to color!

I started my card by stamping and heat embossing the kitties on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I watercolored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush pen. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and switched over to my background.

Next, I used the Newton’s Nook Cloudy Sky stencil on a white panel with Lawn Fawn inks in rainbow colors. This is a 6×6 stencil so I did half of the panel, shifted the stencil down and continued my clouds. Then, I used my images as a guide to decide where I wanted my sentiment. I stamped it in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.

I die cut a couple of cloud strips with the Newton’s Nook Sky Borders die and adhered them to the stenciled panel with liquid adhesive. Then I used the largest Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Panel die to cut it out. This die leaves about a 1/8″ border so I trimmed down purple cardstock and adhered it to a white slimline card base before adhering the main card panel with foam tape.

I added foam squares to the back of my kitties and popped them in place. To fill in some of the space I thought these Trinity Stamps Boiled Sugar Jelly Drop Hearts were the perfect touch!

Isn’t this just the sweetest card?!? I could seriously color these sweet kitties all day long. I love the different poses and how chubby cute they are!

Here are the products I used on today’s card:
Paperie Ink You Are stamps
Newton’s Nook Cloudy Sky stencil
Newton’s Nook Sky Borders dies
Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Card Panels and Windows dies
Trinity Stamps Boiled Sugar Jelly Drop Hearts embellishments
Foam squares
Lawn Fawn inks – ballet slippers, sunflower, mermaid, forget me not
Blending Buddy brushes
Blending Buddy brush color coding caps
Blending Bar

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Newton’s Nook | Crafty Meraki Collaboration – Celebrate

Hey friends! There is a super awesome collaboration hop happening over on Instagram today! The Newton’s Nook and Crafty Meraki design teams have collided and created so many fun projects to share! If you hop along and comment you’ll have a chance at gift cards for both companies!

Here’s a looksy at my fun project for today.

I started my card by stamping images from Cosmic Newton and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and set them aside. Next, I die cut the Crafty Meraki Bubble Mania die from gray cardstock. I also die cut “celebrate” from the Celebrate Tag die set from white cardstock 3 times and brushed silver once. I used liquid glue to adhere the letters and moved on to get inky with my background!

For that I inked up a panel with distress oxides – peacock feathers in the center, then blueprint sketch over the whole panel and then the edges with chipped sapphire to darken it a little. I spritzed it with water and blotted it dry.

Next, I used white pigment ink with a blending brush over the Newton’s Nook Cascading Stars stencil. I did the top portion, then flipped the stencil around and did the bottom portion so they fade out toward the middle. Now it’s time for assembling all of our layers!

I used liquid glue to adhere the inked panel to a white card base, then also to adhere the bubble mania background. I also used liquid glue to adhere the stacked celebrate sentiment and then switched gears to foam squares for all of my images.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the helmet and window of the spaceship, also to the flames and emblem on the space suit. Then I came back with star dust Stickles on the stars and planets.

Isn’t this just an out of this world cool card?!? I had so much fun playing with these products together! I hope you enjoyed it too. Be sure to head to Instagram and hop with us for lots more inspiration!

Products used on today’s card:
Newton’s Nook Cosmic Newton stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Cascading Stars stencil
Crafty Meraki Bubble Mania die
Crafty Meraki Celebrate Tag dies
Distress Oxide inks – peacock feathers, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire
Glossy accents
Copic markers
Stickles – star dust

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

Newton’s Nook – Gnome-one But You

Hey everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog with a super sweet birthday card for the gnome lover in your life. I know I have plenty of those in mine!

Isn’t this guy just the cutest in his little garden?!? I used Gnome Garden and Daffodils stamps sets for the images today. Then I stenciled a blue panel with white pigment ink and the cloudy sky stencil, and die cut it with the rounded rectangle from Frames & Flags.

I also used the same rectangle to die cut a green scrap and make some grass with the Land Borders die. Then I die cut a cute white picket fence with the Fence die. I used tape runner to adhere all these layers together. At this point I stamped my sentiment in the upper right corner.

I die cut a dark blue scalloped rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set and wrapped some cool ribbon around it. I added the rounded rectangle with foam tape on top. Then I glued the daffodils down to my scene and popped the other images up with foam squares.

I ink blended a white panel with candied apple distress oxide ink and spritzed it with water. I used liquid glue to adhere it to a white card base and popped the blue panel up with foam tape on that.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added some white gel pen accents to the images and star dust Stickles to the butterfly wings.

Products used on today’s card:
Frames & Flags dies
Land Borders dies
Fence die
Cloudy Sky stencil
Gnome Garden stamps and dies
Daffodils stamps and dies
Distress Oxide – candied apple
Stickles – star dust

I hope you enjoyed today’s sweet card and found a little inspiration to create something wonderful and share it with someone.

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

Newton’s Nook – June Release Day 1

Who’s ready for a whole week of amazing Newton’s Nook reveals??? I totally am! This release is my favorite so far…EVER!!!! It’s packed full of such amazing summer goodies. I know you’re going to love it all! Today we have three new things to share with you so let’s get started!

Fireworks Stencil

Newton’s 4th of July

Buns Out

OH! MY CUTENESS!!! Am I right?!? Yeah, I know I’m right! I have two really fun cards to share with you today using all of these products.

For this awesome 4th of July card, I started by stamping and coloring images from Newton’s 4th of July and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I die cut a scalloped rectangle from Frames & Flags dies and taped it to the new Fireworks stencil. I carefully smeared glitz gel in brilliant blue and red velvet in various spots trying for a multicolored fireworks look. I set the panel aside to dry while I did a little more die cutting of the ground and fence.

I left the fence white and ink blended the grass panel with twisted citron and mowed lawn distress oxide inks. Then I spritzed it with water and flicked some watered down mowed lawn ink too.

For assembly, I cut down a piece of red cardstock to A2 size and adhered it to a white card base. Then I used foam tape to pop up the fireworks panel and liquid glue to adhere the ground and fence. Last, I added foam squares to the back of my images and popped them in place.

Finally, I die cut a stitched flag from Frames & Flags and stamped my sentiment. I used copics to do simple coloring on the open letters, trimmed the flag down and adhered it to my scene with foam squares.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to various spots on my images like the stars and dots and, of course, noses. Then I added little dots of bright gold Nuvo Crystal Drops to the center of Newton’s sparklers on the left image.

I really love creating 4th of July crafts of all kinds so this card brought me a bit of extra joy. I can’t wait to make new decorations for my house for the 4th this year too!

Next, we have a card featuring the super silly and awesome Buns Out stamps and die.

I stamped and colored this adorable image with my copic markers and used the coordinating die to cut it out. Next, I die cut the Fancy Edges Tag from yellow and orange cardstocks. Then I inked up the yellow one with the Sunscape stencil. I die cut the hole reinforcer from black and strung the tags together with baker’s twine.

Next, I die cut the rounded rectangle from Frames & Flags dies from blue cardstock and inked up the edges with a slightly darker blue ink for some depth. Then for my background panel, I inked up an orange piece of cardstock with spiced marmalade distress oxide and spritzed it with water. Then I came back and flicked some watered down black acrylic paint on the panel too.

Last, I die cut a stitched flag from Frames & Flags and stamped my sentiment on the right side of it. Then I moved on to assembling my card layers.

I started by adhered the orange panel to a white card base with liquid glue. Then I popped the blue panel up with foam tape. I adhered the tags with liquid glue and then the banner to that the same way. Finally, I popped up my cheeseburger (Oh my cuteness!) with foam squares.

Isn’t this just too cute?!? Cracks me up every time!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s 4th of July”  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 June 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

Jane’s Doodles – I Woof You Slimline

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your weekend is going splendidly! I have a fun, masculine feeling slimline card for the dog lover in your life featuring Jane’s Doodles Dogs stamp set along with some other goodies from my stash.

I started this card by stamping and heat embossing images from Jane’s Doodles Dogs stamp set. I watercolored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and then used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out.

Next, I used the Newton’s Nook Slimline Frames and Portholes set to cut the green panel. Then I stamped the Trinity Stamps Woodsy image on it in dark green ink for a little added interest. Next, I took the Newton’s Nook Slimline Frames and Windows and cut it from dark gray cardstock. I kept the frame for another project and took the squares it creates and taped them to the Miss Ink Stamps Pawsome stencil. I used white pigment ink to add paws to the squares. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on one with black embossing powder.

With all of my elements ready to go I started assembling my card. I added foam tape to the back of the green panel and placed it on a kraft slimline card base. Then I used tape runner to adhere the gray squares to the green panel. I added foam squares to the back of my images and added them to the squares.

Voila! Super cute card that could be used for guys and girls alike. Even for Father’s Day coming up depending on the message you write on the inside.

Products used on today’s card:
Jane’s Doodles Dogs stamps
Newton’s Nook Slimline Frames & Windows dies
Newton’s Nook Slimline Frames & Portholes dies
Miss Ink Stamps Pawsome stencil
Trinity Stamps Woodsy stamps

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Newton’s Nook – Galloping By…

Hi everyone! I’m hanging out at the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing a thinking of you card featuring some older products you might have in your stash and a cool design that can be adapted many ways.

For this card, I stamped the horse and horseshoe from Neigh and colored them with my copic markers. Then I thought it would be nice to have something else in the “scene” so I also pulled out Moo and borrowed the hay bail from there. I used the coordinating dies to cut out my images and set them aside.

I’ve been really into beachy, summery, happy colors lately so I chose 3 that made me smile and cut 1/4 inch strips. I glued them to a white panel and die cut the whole thing with the largest die in the Framework die set. Then I came in with the serene stripes stencil and blended a light teal ink on the lower left and upper right of my panel. Then I place the panel in my MISTI and stamped the first half of my sentiment in the lower right.

I glued one hay bail down with liquid glue and popped the horse, horseshoe and second hay bail up with foam squares. Next, I created a white card base and adhered a light teal panel to the front. Then, using the same ink as the stencil, I stamped the finishing portion of my sentiment and another horse on the inside.

Finally, I added foam tape to my framework panel and popped it on the front of my card and moved on to a few simple finishing touches. I like adding black glaze pen to critter eyes, then I went back in and added a white gel pen highlight after that was dry. I also added glossy accents to the horse’s nose and hooves and the horseshoe too.

Just a fun, happy, thinking of you card, perfect for horse lovers in your life or anyone really. It’s just cute!

Products used on today’s card:
Neigh stamps and dies
Moo stamps and dies
Serene Stripes stencil
Framework dies
Lawn Fawn kiddie pool ink
Trinity blending buddy brush
Glossy accents

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

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Miss Ink Stamps – Some Days…

Hey friends! Thanks for stopping by again today. I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog with a new-to-me idea on stenciling and some more of those wonderful Alice in Wonderland stamps! I hope you enjoy it!

For today’s card, I inked up the enchanted stencil with a couple of peachy-red inks and tealy-blue inks. I tried to have them meet just shy if center on my panel so I could put my focus on the upper section of the card. After the panel was inked, I die cut it with a Newton’s Nook scalloped rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set.

After a teammate, Lynnea, had layered her stencils a while ago I’ve been enamored with the idea and wanted to try it with this card. So I taped my panel to the back of the Sparkles stencil and spread glazed pewter Metallix Gel through it. I removed the stencil and set my panel aside to dry.

I stamped and colored an image from Alice with my copic markers and fussy cut her out. Then I chose a sentiment from Wonderland Wisdom, stamped and heat embossed it in silver on a vellum strip. I added foam tape to the back of my stenciled panel and wrapped my sentiment around it. Then I popped it on a white card base and added my Alice image with foam squares.

Have you ever layered stencils like this that aren’t “meant” for each other? I think it’s a fantastic idea and challenge you to give it a try! It extends the use of your goodies and will make you think outside the box. It’s so fun!

Products used on today’s card:
Alice stamps
Wonderland Wisdom stamps
Sparkles stencil
Enchanted stencil
Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies
Thermoweb Metallix Gel – glazed pewter

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