Newton’s Nook – Frankly, You’re the Best!

Hey friends! Super excited to be on the Newton’s Nook blog today with an adorable flat shaker card to share! I used the Halloween release goodies – Franken-Newton and Spiderweb Oval stamps and had a blast creating with it!

I started by creating my shaker mechanism layers using the Oval Frames dies. I inked a panel with salvaged patina distress oxide ink and cut it with the largest scalloped oval with it. I inked up just the edge with black soot distress oxide ink and used the next size down oval to cut a window in it. Then I cut another full scalloped oval from acetate and white cardstock. I heat embossed the Spiderweb Oval on the acetate and inked the center of the white one with hickory smoke distress oxide ink.

Next, I took an A2 piece of white cardstock and the back layer of the shaker and splattered them both with black paint. I set them aside to dry while I stamped and colored all of my images from Franken-Newton. I stamped all of the small images in the set twice to be my shaker pieces. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out and started assembling the layers.

I used 1/8″ scrappy tape to adhere the frame to the spiderweb, added my images and luscious lime star confetti to the back oval before sealing the shaker up the same way. I used a small circle from the Circle Frames dies to stamp and heat emboss my sentiment on and layered my card together.

First, the splattered panel was added to a card base with liquid glue. Then the shaker was added with foam tape and the sentiment with Franken-Newton were also added with foam squares. For finishing touches I added twine to the top of the card, white gel pen highlights and just a bit of glossy accents to Newton in various places.

Products used today:
Franken-Newton stamps and dies
Spiderweb Oval stamps
Oval Frames dies
Circle Frames dies
Twiddler’s Nook Luscious Lime confetti stars
Foam tape
Scrappy tape – 1/8″
Distress Oxide – salvaged patina, black soot, hickory smoke
Glossy accents
Heat embossing powder, ink and anti-static brush

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

Newton’s Nook – Designer’s Nook Sneak Peek

Hey crafty friends! It’s been a while so I’m here to remind you and let new readers know that the Newton’s Nook Designer’s Nook Newsletter that comes out every Tuesday has some shaking good fun in it tomorrow!

If you’re not subscribed to this fun weekly newsletter, click HERE today so you don’t miss tomorrow’s project.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – October Release Day 1

Hey friends! It’s time for the Newton’s Nook October Release reveals! And that means…Holiday goodies!!!!! Yay!!! We’ve got a few things to share today so let’s jump in.

Christmas Time and Canine Christmas paper pads

Christmas Tree Line stencil

Holiday Heights stamps and dies

Isn’t that an amazing start to release week?!? I think so! Today I have a few cards to share with you. Let’s start with the new Holiday Heights set where I made a slimline card and a gift tag.

I stamped and colored both images with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I came in with the super fun new paper pads and die cut the Bookmark die set for backgrounds of both images.

For the card, I cut a snowbank using the sky borders dies and some trees from the Tree Scene Builder die set to create a little s cene. Then heat embossed my sentiment and added the image with foam tape.

I ink blended distress oxides in tumbled glass and stormy sky on a slimline panel and spritzed it with water. Then I flicked white paint on it and let it dry before die cutting it with the largest Slimline Frames & Portholes die. I popped the panel up on a white card base with foam tape and did the same with my bookmark scene.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the snowman’s buttons, nose and hat band, also the dog’s nose. Then I added black glaze pen to his eyes and white gel pen to the dog’s scarf. I also threaded some ribbon through the bookmark hole and tied a bow too.

For the tag, I die cut the banner in the bookmark set and heat embossed the sentiment on it. Then I lined it up in the main bookmark die again and cut the top to match. I used liquid glue to adhere them together and popped the kitties up with foam tape.

Next, I die cut another bookmark from white cardstock and used the snowflakes in the set to decorate it lightly so you can still write on it and see the writing. I tied the two together with ribbon and just added some glossy accents to the ornaments and kitty noses and toe beans to finish it off.

These super fun line stencils are getting me every time. They are so fun to play with and today I created a perfect mini slimline card with the new Christmas Tree Line stencil. I went with a non-traditional color palette of green, pink and teal, trimmed the panel down and adhered borders on the top and bottom of black and glitter cardstock.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment coming later in the week in the center before popping it up on a 3×6 piece of paper from the new Christmas Time paper pad. I adhered that to a white card base with liquid glue and finished the design off with some stardust Stickles on various parts of each tree.

Would you like to win the “Holiday Heights” 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 October 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday October 14th. 

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

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

Newton’s Nook – Stamptember

Hey friends! Popping in really quick tonight to let you know the absolutely adorable Newton’s Nook collaboration set for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember is live and available for purchase. This super adorable set has so many scene building possibilities that I can hardly believe it! So much cuteness you’re going to love it!

Today I just chose the couch, blanket and pillow images and one each of the kitty and puppy. I colored Newton like our cat Oreo and the pup like our new puppy Athena. I love customizing these animals! It makes the whole process extra fun. I cut them all out and used liquid glue to adhere them together, then lined the back with foam tape.

I took an A2 panel and inked it up at a diagonal with uncharted mariner and salvaged patina distress oxide ink. Then I laid the Houndstooth stencil over top and added a little more uncharted mariner. I sprayed the panel with a distress sprayer and let it dry. Then I pulled out my LH Colors watercolor and splattered unicorn watercolor on the panel as well.

When the panel was completely dry, I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 inches and placed it in my MISTI to stamp the sentiment on the upper right corner whitespace. I added foam tape and adhered it to a kraft card base before removed the release paper and adding the images last.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the heart on the pillow and both critter noses. Then I came in with white gel pen highlights on all of the images for a little something extra.

Remember these Stamptember sets don’t get restocked so head over and snag yours before they are gone!

Products used today:
Warn & Cozy Wishes Stamptember collaboration stamps
Houndstooth stencil
Distress Oxide Ink – uncharted mariner and salvaged patina
Foam tape
Glossy accents

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

Newton’s Nook – Riding By to Say

Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today. I’ve created a birthday card with a great fall feel. I love mixing and matching stamps to change the feel and look of them throughout the year.

I knew that I wanted to create a fun flocked background with the Houndstooth stencil so I started with the messy part so it had time to dry. I took a kraft panel and inked the edges with brushed corduroy Distress Oxide ink. I spritzed it with water and also white paint. Once it was dry, I taped down the Houndstooth stencil and spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through that. I cleaned up my surface and set the panel aside to dry.

I chose my images from Cycling Friends, stamped and colored them with copic markers before cutting them out with the coordinating dies. Then I used a little liquid glue to adhere them together. Next, I die cut a tag from the Fancy Edges Tag die set and heat embossed the Fall Roundabout image on it in gold. I wanted to tone down the color so I inked the edge with chipped sapphire distress oxide and adhered a deco foil flock hole reinforcer to the top. I threaded jute twine through the hole and added a bow to the top.

Once the panel was dry and the laminator was heated up, I placed the kraft panel and midnight blue deco foil flock in a Craft & Carrier sheet and ran it through. Peeling these apart is like magic. Soooo cool and rewarding. Now it’s time to assemble the card.

I added the kraft panel to a white card base and glued the tag down with liquid glue. I placed an acrylic block on top while I added foam squares to my images to help it dry flat. Then I added the images and decided how I was going to add my sentiment.

I landed on stamping it in two colors on white cardstock and trimming them out with my paper cutter and scissors. These are added with foam strips to keep them level with the images.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the balloons, critter noses, gifts and parts of the bike. Then I added black glaze pen to the puppy’s eye to help it pop too.

Products used today:
Cycling Friends stamps and dies
Fall Roundabout stamps
Fancy Edges Tag dies
Houndstooth stencil
Thermoweb transfer gel blanco
Thermoweb deco foil flock – midnight blue
Thermoweb stencil pal
Bearly Art liquid glue
Foam strips and square
Distress Oxide – brushed corduroy and chipped sapphire
Glossy accents

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

Newton’s Nook – Halloween Inspiration Week

This week Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

I absolutely love Batty Newton so I couldn’t resist and excuse to pull him out and color him up again! I used my copics and then the coordinating dies to cut him plus a couple of the smaller bats from the set out.

For my background, I started with white cardstock and randomly ink blended distress oxide ink in ripe persimmon and wild honey all over it. I spritzed it with water and blotted it dry. Next, I took the Spooky Roundabout and repeat stamped it on my background with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it in white. Then I decided to add a little texture with white and black acrylic paint splatters.

When the panel was dry, I used the largest Framework die to cut it out and popped it up with foam tape on an A2 size piece of black cardstock. I also cut the smallest Framework die from black cardstock and heat embossed my sentiment on that. I added foam squares to everything and popped them in place on my panel.

For finishing touches I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the small black bats and glossy accents to Newton’s nose and toe beans. Simple but just a little something.

Finally, I added the whole panel to a white card base and my card is all finished!

Products used today:
Batty Newton stamps and dies
Spooky Roundabout stamps
Framework dies
Foam tape and squares
Distress Oxide Ink – ripe persimmon and wild honey
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen
Glossy accents

Don’t forget to visit the Halloween Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs and get your favorites for creating cute and spooky Halloween crafts!

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

ThermOWeb – Release Day

Happy Friday everyone! We’re super excited to announce release day for new Thermoweb products! There are adhesive transfers, toner card fronts, stamps and dies! Even better yet…they all coordinate together! It’s amazing and so much fun!

To celebrate release we’re having an Instagram hop so be sure to head HERE to join in on the fun and get inspired!

For today’s hop I used the new Oh Hello products…adhesive transfers, toner card fronts, stamps and dies! So fun and so easy to use!

Here’s a closer look to see that the top hello is foiled using the toner card fronts, the middle is stamped and heat embossed and the bottom one was an adhesive transfer that I added deco foil flock to instead of foil. Then, I used the coordinating dies to cut all of the hellos out! The bottom sentiment is part of the toner card front options and is foiled the like the top hello. I used a sentiment strip die in my stash to cut that out.

To round things out I added some fabulous glitz glitter gel to the background with one of my favorite Newton’s Nook stencils – Mugs. I love the yellow with gold against all of the teal sentiments.

Products used today:
Oh Hello stamps, dies, toner card fronts, adhesive transfers and coordinating dies
Glitz glitter gel – gold
Stencil pal
Deco Foil – glass slipper
Deco Foil Flock – teal waters
Foam squares
Ultrabond liquid glue
Pink & Main Sunny Greetings dies – sentiment strip
Pink & Main embossing ink, magic anti-static brush and aquatini embossing powder
Newton’s Nook Mugs stencil

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

Newton’s Nook – Halloween Paper Pads

Hello everyone! I’m so glad you’re here! Today I have a couple of fun and super quick to create cards featuring the new Halloween Meows and Halloween Woofs paper pads from the Newton’s Nook release last week.

I fell in love with some of these patterns but couldn’t figure out a way to use the larger patterns without covering up more than I liked. These simple designs were the perfect way to showcase those papers!

Aren’t these papers just so perfect! I love the colors and the critters are perfect compliments for the patterns in the pads too!

This first card features the Halloween Meows paper pad. I cut a piece of the kitty paper measuring 4.25×4 inches and adhered it to a white card base. Then I added the orange strip measuring 4.25×1.5 inches. I cut a 1/4 inch strip of black cardstock and popped it up with foam strips on the seam.

Finally, I used circles from the Circle Frames and Frames Squared die sets to create my sentiment medallion. The sentiment from Halloween Pile is stamps and heat embossed and the circles are added to the card front with foam squares on either side of the black strip so it lays nicely.

Switching gears to the adorable Halloween Woofs paper pad. I cut two pieces of paper from the pad – the puppies are 5.5×2 inches and the stripes are 5.5×2.25 inches. I added a 1/4 inch strip of black cardstock to hide the seam again, this time with liquid glue.

This time, I went digging for sentiments to make my card a little more individual. The green sentiment is cut with a banner trio die and comes from Heartfelt Woofs. I used a copic marker to color the open letters a darker green to help them stand out a bit. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Batty Newton and die cut it with a banner from the A7 Frames & Banners die set. Both banners are added with foam squares.

Aren’t these cards so much fun!?! No coloring required but look at all that visual interest from the patterned paper and fun design elements.

Products used today:
Halloween Woofs and Halloween Meows paper pads
Banner Trio dies
A7 Frames & Banners dies
Frames Squared dies
Circle Frames dies
Heartfelt Woofs stamps
Batty Newton stamps
Halloween Pile stamps
Foam squares and strips
UltraBond liquid glue

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

Newton’s Nook – Release Day Jack-‘o-Lantern Cards

Hello everyone! Today is release day for Newton’s Nook. It’s amazing and I hope you’ll take a chance to look at it all if you haven’t yet. It’s got fall and Halloween goodies that are sure to include something wonderful for everyone!

Through release week reveals, I didn’t want my posts to be longer than they already were so I missed out sharing these fun cards featuring the new Jack-o’-Lantern layering stencil set. But we can’t have that so release day seems like the perfect festive day to share them.

I’m totally smitten with layering stencils these days so it’s not surprise that I couldn’t stop at one card with this new set. They are perfectly designed and so fun to create with!

For this first card, I inked up the stencils using dye inks for the orange and green layers, then used distress oxide for the faces so the brown would really cover the pumpkins and show up well. Then I die cut the panel with the largest Frames & Flags die set and tied green organza ribbon around it. Next, I popped it up with foam tape on a brown card base.

Then, I die cut the label shape from the Slimline Frames & Windows die set and heat embossed a sentiment from the new Halloween Pile stamp set before adhering it with foam squares.

This was a quick and easy card to create but it’s so festive and fun. I love it! Next, I stepped up the stenciling just a bit.

For this card, I used a teal A2 panel for my jack-o-lantern inking with dye inks except for the faces. For that, I spread Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco through the stencil and then set it aside to try.

After it was dry, I ran the panel through my laminator with bronze Deco Foil transfer sheet and look at those spooky faces shine! This is so cool in person to play with! I love it!

After foiling, I die cut the panel with the largest Frames & Flags die and added foam tape to the back and adhered it to plaid paper from the new Autumn paper pad.

For my sentiments, I used the Essential Alphabet die set to cut BOO from kraft, brown and black cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere the letters shifting them just a smidge to the right each time. Then I glued them to the pumpkin panel.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed Happy Haunting from the new Spiderweb Oval stamp set and cut the words apart into fun strips. I popped those up with foam strips and adhered the whole panel to a white card base.

I hope you enjoyed these extra projects today and are able to snag some fun fall goodies for yourself from the new release.

Products used today:
Jack-o’-Lanterns stencil set
Frames & Flags dies
Essential Alphabet dies
Spiderweb Oval stamps
Halloween Pile stamps

Slimline Frames & Windows dies
Autumn paper pad
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Deco Foil – bronze
Thermoweb 3D foam tape
Thermoweb UltraBond liquid glue pen

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

Newton’s Nook – August Release Day 1

Happy Monday everyone! It’s the beginning of reveals for the Newton’s Nook August release. It’s packed full of fun fall themed goodies and I can’t wait to share it all with you! Let’s have a look at today’s goodies, shall we?

Jack-O’-Lantern Stencil Set

Halloween Woofs Paper Pad

Halloween Meows Paper Pad

Franken-Newton Stamps and Dies

Isn’t this a huge array of amazingness to celebrate all things Halloween!?! I am absolutely in love with it all! I have a couple of cards to share with you today. I’ll start with this adorable Franken-Newton stamps set.

For this card, I chose that super cute Elvira-looking kitty and colored her with my copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut her out and then chose a sentiment to heat emboss on a banner from the Banner Trio die set.

Next, I used Circle Frames dies to cut a silver scalloped and regular black circle to add my image and sentiment to. Then I switched gears to my background. For that, I ink blended distress oxide ink in mowed lawn, twisted citron and seedless preserves at an angle. Then I spritzed the panel with water and used the Bats stencil to spread glitz glitter gel through. I intentionally did this at an angle like the inking and faded imperfectly as I went down.

Once the glitz gel was dry, I die cut the panel with the largest Framework die and added foam tape to the back before adding it to the black polka dot paper in the Halloween Woofs paper pad. Next, I popped up my circle with foam squares.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the white streaks in the kitty’s hair and her nose and bolts. Then I added stardust Stickled to her belt for some sparkle.

For my next card, I used strips of paper from both of the new Halloween pads. I cut strips 3/4″ wide and adhered them to an A2 size piece of orange cardstock. Then I wrapped ribbon around the panel about 1 1/2 inches up and adhered that to a white card base.

I die cut the rounded banner from the Banner Trio dies and heat embossed a sentiment from Spooky Roundabout on it before popping it up with foam squares over the ribbon. Last, I cut stars from the Sky Scene Builder die set from gold glitter cardstock and popped those up across the card front with foam squares too.

Would you like to win the “Franken-Newton” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

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

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