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!

Mama Elephant – CLC Spring-Summer Hop

Thanks for stopping by for another caffeinated inspiration post. I was counting down the days until this Mama Elephant boba tea set released and I’ve had a blast with it since it came!

To create this fun card, I started by stamping my images and coloring them with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and I set everything aside to work on the base. I pulled out my Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags and Framework die sets and cut some pieces from softer colors that coordinated with how I colored the images and set to assembling.

The purple scalloped rectangle is popped up with foam tape and then the frame and inside is popped up on that. Then for a little different dimension, I glued 2 of the cups to the frame panel and popped the other images up with foam squares.

Then I die cut a flag using the same Newton’s Nook dies and heat embossed my sentiment in white. I popped it up with foam tape on the top half so it lays flat on the frame. Last, I finished the images off with a few white gel pen accents and highlights.

I’ll be linking this up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop HERE. Are you playing along? I hope so!

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

Newton’s Nook May Release – Day 4

I couldn’t image a Newton’s Nook release without new shenanigans from Newton. So, I’m excited to share Newton’s Flower Garden and the coordinating dies with you today!

These images are beautiful and so versatile with other sets, on their own or all together. Today I’ve managed to choose an image and pair it with the wonderful new butterflies stencil for a little scene card. I hope you enjoy. And remember to comment along all the blogs all week long for chances to win each stamp set!

I started this card with a vague idea of what I wanted so I stamped out all my images with a few extra flowers. I colored everything with copics and die cut it out. Once those were set aside, I worked on my background by stenciling the butterflies on a yellow panel. I die cut a couple of grass layers from the land borders set and inked the tops for a little dimension, plus a set of clouds with the sky borders dies.

I attached all of my pieces – clouds and back layer of grass directly to the stenciled panel and everything else with foam squares. Then I grabbed the Flags and Frames and die cut a yellow flag for my sentiment. I stamped it in the darker color I used for stenciling and inked the edges a little with the lighter color. This was popped up with foam squares.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches which were actually very simple. I just added some glossy accents to the flower centers, Newton’s nose and butterfly wings.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Flower Garden” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 May 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook May Release – Day 3

Oh my goodness, this week is just chugging along. I’m excited to share today’s reveal and a fun interactive card idea for you to try out!

Today we’re sharing Hummingbird and the coordinating dies. Isn’t it beautiful??? I love it and it was so fun to color!

My card today has a simple but so fun interactive element – an action wobble so you can make the hummingbird flutter.

To create this card, I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting my hummingbird images. Then I grabbed those new circle frames dies and cut out a circle. I used the clouds stencil with some bright blue dye ink and a blending brush.

Now for assembly, I started by trimming a white panel down to 4×5.25 and stamped my sentiment on the bottom right. Then I popped it on a card base with foam tape. I popped up the stenciled panel with foam tape as well and positioned my images. The flowers are popped up with foam squares and the hummingbird is attached with an action wobbler.

For simple finishing touches on this card, I used black glaze pen on the hummingbird eye and the stamen of the flowers. Then I used Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the hummingbird. I thought this was a perfect match for the sheen they always seem to have.

Would you like to win the “Hummingbird”  Stamp Set?This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 May 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook May Release – Day 2

We’re back with another fun day of reveals for the Newton’s Nook May release! Today we are sharing fun inspiration for a new stamp and die set along with a stencil. They work wonderfully together but also are so great on their own.

I have had a blast playing with this stencil set in so many different ways. The two layers gives you extra versatility and they match with the Monarchs stamp set wonderfully! Today I’ve used them together on a card.

I started this card by using blending brushes and some die inks with the two layers of the butterflies stencil. Then I colored the butterflies from the Monarchs set to try and match the blended colors. I stamped sentiments from Monarchs on a strip of paper matching the colored areas I wanted to put them in and snipped them apart.

I attached a strip of iridescent vellum and attached the butterflies and sentiment strips to it. Using those to hide my glue, I attached the vellum piece to the stenciled panel. Then I attached the panel to a card base and moved on to finishing touches.

At this point I decided that my card could use a little something extra so I took the small butterflies from Monarchs and stamped them in the same inks I used to blend with, die cut them and glued them down. I covered them with glossy accents for a little shine and added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the bigger butterflies.

Would you like to win the “Monarchs” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 May 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd. 

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 May Release – Day 1

Welcome to the Newton’s Nook May release week! Today we’re starting off with a big reveal! Two stamps sets and two die sets! They are definitely must haves and are already staples in my crafting.

A new series of stamps called roundabouts, circle frames dies and banner trio dies. I’ve got a couple of cards to share with you using these products in different ways.

First, I was just itching to make a shaped card with the new circle frames so I die cut the largest circle twice and stamped the birthday roundabout on one of them. I sat down a did some relaxing coloring therapy on that and one of the pups from puppy playtime. I stamped my sentiment on a teal banner from the new banner trio set and popped it up with foam tape, then popped the puppy up too.

I took the second circle and used a scoring board to score a line about a 1/2 inch from the top and put adhesive on that small part. Then I stuck the circles together to create my card. After that I moved on to finishing touches. I used black glaze pen on the puppy’s eyes, stickles on the balloons and star on the gift bag, and then glossy accents on random polka dots, stripes and candles around the image.

For my next card, I went totally out of my usual and did a little messy watercolor on a heat embossed image of the floral roundabout.

I started by heat embossing the image in white and then watercolored with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I used the rounded rectangle from Frames and Flags to cute a it out off-center. I took a yellow panel and used yellow in with the petite flowers stencil and die cut it with the scalloped rectangle, also from Frames and Flags. Then I used the new trio banner dies and heat embossed the sentiment and watercolored a light green over it.

Moving on to assembly, I popped the stenciled background up with foam tape and then also popped the watercolor panel up. I adhered the banner to that and added some pearlescent gems around for a little sparkle.

Would you like to win the “Birthday Roundabout” or the “Floral Roundabout” 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 May 21st at 9 p.m. EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd. 

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 – Blooming Botanicals

Happy Friday everyone!!! I’m so excited that you stopped by so I could show you this beautiful Newton’s Nook Blooming Botanicals card. I love these full card front stamps. They are so great for times when you just want to relax and color. Which was exactly my mood when I pulled this beauty out.

I started by die cutting the scalloped rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set out of Bristol Smooth Cardstock. Then I stamped my image with VersaFine ink so I could use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I really gravitate toward these for flowers. I love the look they give.

I trimmed a blue piece of cardstock down to 4×5.25 and mounted it on a red cardbase with foam tape. Then I mounted my image on that panel with foam tape as well. I took the same blue, cut a flag and stamped my sentiment on it. The flag was also popped up. What can I say?!? I like dimension. 🙂

Then I moved on to finishing touches for this beautiful, bold card. I used yellow Stickles on some of the flower centers and glossy accents on others. I like the different looks this gives on a card full of flowers.

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

Newton’s Nook – Picnic Box Card

Welcome back! I’m up on the Newton’s Nook blog today with this fun interactive box card. The critters are having a picnic and you’re invited!

I had a blast creating this adorable card! I started by stamping all of the critters and the soda bottle from Woodland Picnic and colored them with copics. I cut them out with the coordinating dies and moved on to creating my box card.

I die cut all of those pieces from the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card from white cardstock. I took three of the panels for decorating the box and used the gingham stencil with red ink and my blending buddy brushes. Then I stamped some of the ants for fun. For the last one I used the clouds stencil and some light blue ink and also stamped my sentiment with black ink. I also used my brushes with green to create some grass for my layers in the box. I die cut these with the land borders grass die. The grass pieces are glued to the actual divider tabs that are part of the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card. With all of the pieces done, I assembled the box card and started adding my critters.

I adhered all of the images with tape runner to the box card and made sure it still closed up properly. I had one too many images to fit in my card so I added the bunny to the back of the card where I’ll write my message to the recipient. It just adds a fun little whimsy to that part too!

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