Newton’s Nook – February Release Day 4

I can’t believe we’re on the final day of Newton’s Nook February Release reveals. Let’s go out with a bang and share 2 totally wonderful stamp and die sets today! Beautiful and adorable are totally covered!

Newton’s Rainy Day Trio

Daffodils

When I saw these cute kitties I just saw them singing in the rain and couldn’t help myself…

I started by stamping and coloring the image from Newton’s Rainy Day Trio with my copics, then cut it out with the coordinating dies. I also stamped multiple sets of raindrops and cut those out too. I die cut the largest scalloped rectangle from Frames & Flags out of white, then cut the center out with the rounded rectangle in the same set. Taking that rounded rectangle, I used the music stencil and some Glitter Glitz gel for a tone-on-tone musical wonder in the background. I die cut a flag, stamped my sentiment on it and moved on to assembling everything.

I added foam strips to the back of the frame I created earlier and adhered it to a white card base. I used liquid glue and adhered the stenciled panel inside that and when I started arranging images I realized I wanted a ground for my kitties. So I die cut another rounded rectangle from vellum and cut it off with the land borders die. Hiding liquid glue behind where the kitties would be, I adhered the grass down before popping the kitties up with foam tape. Then I used liquid glue to attach the raindrops and finally foam squares to slip that sentiment banner in place. For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the raindrops, kitty noses, umbrella accents and coat buttons.

Up next, I just had to watercolor those beautiful daffodils so I started my stamping and heat embossing them in white on Bristol smooth cardstock. Then I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water pen to color them in. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I die cut the scalloped square from Frames Squared and taped off the edge before inking up the basketweave stencil with blue ink. I adhered my images with foam squares. For my sentiment I die cut a blue label shape from the same die set and heat embossed it in white. I wanted the background to have a little texture so I cut a yellow A2 size panel and just inked the edges with scattered straw distress oxide ink. The label is adhered to the square with liquid glue and the whole thing is popped up with foam tape.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainy Day Trio” or the “Daffodils” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook – February Release Day 3

Moving along quite quickly this week, we’re already on day 3 of the Newton’s Nook February Release reveals! I literally squealed with delight when I saw today’s set. It’s just the cutest. It also caused me to place an order immediatey to fill a couple holes I had. Hehehe!

Baa

This is what I’m talking about…filling in holes. I couldn’t believe I didn’t have all of this cuteness yet. Well, it was quickly rectified and you’ll be enjoying some fun farm themed goodness from me in the near future!

I didn’t go the farm route today though. These little sheep were speaking to me in the dreamy, counting sense instead.

So, I actually started this card by watercoloring with distress oxides on watercolor paper. I used chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch and salty ocean, drying in between each layer. Then I flicked gold watercolor on the whole panel. Once the whole panel was completely dry, I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle in Frames & Flags. Then I stamped and colored my sheep from Baa and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I pulled out the sky scene builder dies and cut some clouds, stars and a moon. I used some gold paint from my stash to color the stars and moon and then used liquid glue to attach clouds and sheet together. I laid everything out as a guide and decided where to stamp and heat emboss my sentiment.

After that was finished I added foam tape to the back of the watercolor panel and added it to a dark blue A2 sized panel. Then I used liquid glue to adhere that to a card base. Finally, I added all of my images with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares.

For finishing touches on this card, I added glossy accents to the sheep hooves and noses and left it alone. There is a lot of texture and interest from the layers and different watercolor. I just love it!

Would you like to win the “Baa”  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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook – February Release Day 2

Oh, I can hardly stand the absolutely adorable things we have to share with you for day 2 of Newton’s Nook February Release reveals! They are quickly becoming some of my favorites. I want to put bunnies on everything! Let’s get started!

Hoppy Greetings

Hare Mail

I have 2 more adorable cards to share with you today before we get to the giveaway details. I hope you enjoy them!

I had this little scene in my head as soon as I saw this sweet bunny so I started stamping and color straight away with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out. Working on the background, I blended twisted citron, scattered straw and salty ocean distress oxide inks on a panel and spritzed them with water. I trimmed the panel down to 5.5×4 inches and added foam tape to the back.

I pulled out the sky scene builder dies and cut some clouds and a sun. I used copic markers to color them. Then I die cut a fence border out of kraft cardstock and added shading with copic markers as well. I used liquid glue to adhere all of this to my ink blended panel and moved on to attach my images with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue.

I adhered the panel to a white card base and popped it in my MISTI to stamp a sentiment on the bottom. For finishing touches on this sweet card, I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the sky and glossy accents to the bunny’s nose and feet, flower centers and parts of the Easter eggs.

Isn’t this Hare Mail image just the absolute cutest? I’m always obsessed with the mini sets. They’re so fun and I love getting extra creative with ways to use them. Today, I stamped the postmark image all over a gray panel and heat embossed it in silver. Then I die cut the panel from the Framework die and moved on to my cute bunnies! I stamped the image 3 times and colored them with my copic markers, using the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I stamped the sentiment and trimmed it into a strip. Adding foam squares to the back of everything I popped it in place. Then I put foam tape on the back of the panel and added it to the front of a white card base.

For finishing touches on this card, I just added glossy accents to the bunny noses. I love the shine the embossing powder gives the background.

Would you like to win the “Hoppy Greetings” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook – Designer’s Nook Sneak Peek

Hey friends! Tomorrow is another Newton’s Nook Designer’s Nook newsletter and it’s my turn again! I’ve got some really awesome fun included in this one and it has nothing to do with a card!

I hope you’ll head over and subscribe if you’re not already so you don’t miss out! It’s super adorable! You won’t regret it!

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

Newton’s Nook – January Release Day 4

It’s the final day of reveals for the Newton’s Nook January Release and it’s packed with one more adorable dose of amazing! I hope you love it and have your list ready for release day tomorrow!

Newton’s Mug

Love Cafe

I definitely had a rainbow theme going on this release because here it is again today. I have two fun cards to share with you, using each stamp set we’ve revealed today.

I had a rainbow idea for Love Cafe as soon as I stamped the first image, so I just went back immediately and stamped it two more times. I colored the images with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I used the framework die to create a gray panel and inked it up with the mugs stencil in gray ink. I cut another framework panel from white and trimmed it off. Using my images as a guide I stamped one of the sentiments from the set and adhered the framework panels together. I stamped some stripes on a teal panel and added foam tape to everything. I love dimension and shine! Needless to say, I finished things off with some glossy accents to the mug hearts and unicorn Stickles to the steam and heart on the sentiment.

With Newton’s Mug, I decided to add the sentiment to the mug after I colored it with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and set it aside to decide on my background. I love making a mess in the craft room so I did a little ink smooshing with Tombow brush pens and die cut the panel from the Frame and Flags scalloped rectangle. I popped the panel up with foam tape and also popped Newton up with foam squares. For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to his now and scattered some rainbow pearls in the background.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Mug” or the “Love Café” 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook – January Release Day 3

This week is just chugging along! We’re already to day 3 of the Newton’s Nook January Release and today we are sharing another fabulous stamp and die set with you!

Love Emergency

As usual, I couldn’t decide which images to use because I just love them all so I didn’t. I made a card and a coordinating tag to share with you instead!

For today’s projects, I pulled out the square masking stencil and used it a little differently. I lined up the etched lines with my white panel and inked up two squares. Then I shifted the stencil to the opposite corner and inked them up with the opposite colors giving a cool overlap in the center.

For my card, I trimmed the stenciled panel down to 4×5.25 and added foam tape to the back. I die cut a couple of speech bubbles and stamped sentiments on them that coordinated with the image I was using. I added foam squares to the back of everything and popped them in place. Last, I added glossy accents to the card wheels, lights and accent images too. Then I finished things off with a couple of white clay hearts.

I created the tag the same way as the card, just adding a black hole reinforcer to the top, some silver ribbon, and tied it with black and white baker’s twine.

Would you like to win the “Love Emergency” 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook – January Release Day 2

Hello again! We’re on to day 2 of the Newton’s Nook January release reveals and I’m completely smitten with today’s goodies!

Smitten Kittens

Slimline Masking Stencils – Circle and Square

Slimline Masking Stencils – Hearts

I had soooo much fun creating with these products. Today I have 2 cards to share with you showcasing those adorable kittens and a couple of the new masking stencils too. Then I’ll have even more stencil fun for you tomorrow!

I immediately stamped out that cute kitty couple and colored them up, knowing I was creating a fun Valentine card with them.

For this card, I inked up the hearts using the new masking stencil and then added glitz gel to the center heart for a little extra focus. Then I used the gingham stencil and blue ink for a tone-on-tone look for the rest of my card. I stamped a couple of sentiments from the set in the open hearts and popped the kitties up with foam squares in the center. Then I popped the whole panel up with foam tape on a red card base. I finished things off with some red and white clay hearts, glossy accents on the kitty noses and black glaze pen on the kitty’s eyes that are open.

This card was so much fun to create! I took a panel and centered the circle masking stencil on it. I inked up the 3 spaces and then shifted the stencil and inked up another 3, then I shifted it the other way and inked up the last one, giving me a wonderful rainbow! I stamped and colored that fantastic kitty and cut him out with the coordinating die.

I thought my background was a little lacking so I took the paw print stamp from Smitten Kittens and stamped it in the same color as the circle area I was stamping in. Then I took some watered down black acrylic paint and flicked it all over too. I wanted my card base to match so I also flicked the paint on a gray card base and then popped the panel up with foam tape.

For my sentiment, I went with a speech bubble which I popped up with foam squares along with the kitten. Finishing touches on this card were just glossy accents on the kitty’s toe beans and nose and black glaze pen on his eyes.

Would you like to win the “Smitten Kittens” 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook – Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Hey friends! I’m super excited for today’s finale to the Newton’s Nook Deck the Halls with Inky Paws guest designer week, we’re having a blog hop today featuring everyone! Be sure to hop through for tons of great inspiration and comment for a chance to win! There’s also a surprise sale going on so be sure to treat yourself after soaking in all these awesome ideas!

To make my card, I started by stamping and coloring the images from Festive Fawns with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I arranged them on an oversized panel to see how far down I need my sky to go, then I blended chipped sapphire and tumbled glass distress oxide ink on a panel. I spritzed it with water and then dried it with my heat gun. I placed the Snowfall stencil over the top and inked it up with my VersaMark ink pad. I sprinkled some crystal glitter embossing powder over it and heated it up. The snowflakes have a little shimmer to them in the light. I just love it!

Next, I took out some white cardstock and used the Land Borders die to cut out some hills for my deer to rest on. Next, to fill in the sky a bit I cut the trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set. I used liquid glue to adhere my trees and hills down, then trimmed the panel to 3.5×8.5. I used foam squares to pop up all of my images and moved on to my sentiment.

For that I die cut a banner from the Slimline Frames & Windows set from vellum and heat embossed my sentiment in white. I hid some liquid glue behind the embossing and adhered it down to the top right of my card.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to parts of the packages; the snowman buttons, eyes and nose; and the deer’s eye and noses too! Then I used Christmas Red Stickles to all the red accents like holly berries, package dots and the wreath berries. Last but not least, I added Unicorn Stickles to the edge of the snow hills and the trees at the top too.

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 6th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 7th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs 

Tammy Stark

Tina Herbeck

Dana Kirby

Angelica Conrad
Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

Remember that sale I mentioned, here are the details! Enjoy!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws SALE!
$5 off every $30 You Spend!
That means $5 off $30, $10 off $60…up to $25 off $150!*
No Coupon Needed
Now through Sunday, December 6th!
*Maximum $25 discount per order.

Newton’s Nook Holiday Release – Day 4

I can’t believe it’s the final day of reveals for the Newton’s Nook Holiday Release! One more round of amazing goodies to share with you and tomorrow you can hop on and shop ’til you drop! I can’t wait to see what you all create with this amazing release!

Without further ado, let’s see what we’ve got today!

Christmas Roundabout

Holiday Post

I’m so excited that they’ve added yet another fun roundabout to the collection! These stamps are so versatile and fun to create with!

Today I went with bright and fun for my Christmas Roundabout creation. I colored the image with my copics and used a circle die from my stash to cut it out. I adhered it to the largest of the Circle Frames with foam tape. Then I took the sentiments from the set and randomly stamped them on a panel. I colored the outline words with copics and added a layer of vellum over the top before adhering my roundabout and trimming off the side. Then I popped the panel up with foam tape. I die cut one of the Banner Trio dies and stamped my sentiment on it. I colored the outline letters again with the colors I used before and popped it up on the bottom of my card. For finishing touches, I added some glossy accents to various things like the sentiment banner, snowglobe, holly berries, etc.

Now that I’ve shared some bright and happy, I’m going to switch gears to a more muted, vintage style for my final card share.

I colored my image with copics and used the coordinating dies to cut in out. Then I took a green panel and used glitter glitz gel with the tiny trees stencil at an angle. I trimmed it down and adhered it to a kraft card base. I added a stripe of gold washi tape as a border. I popped my images up with foam squares and used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment on the bottom right of the card. For finishing touches, I just added a little glossy accents to the pup’s scarf and mailbox bows. Then I added Stickles to the snow and snowflakes to tie it in with the glittery background.

Would you like to win the  “Holiday Post” Stamp Set or the “Christmas 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)! 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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

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 Holiday Release – Day 3

Oh my goodness, the cuteness continues for you all today! I’m super excited to share some cuddly furries with you today!

Kitten Christmas

Christmas Puppies

I’m in love with these new critters being added to the mix. My first card was super fun to create. It was difficult to choose which images to use so I’m sure I’ll have to go back and use the one I missed.

I started this card by die cutting the scalloped panel from Slimline Frames & Portholes and masked off the edge. I used the ornaments stencil in the inside and cut a red frame from Slimline Frames & Windows and glued it on top. Then I stamped and colored my kitties, using the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment and popped the images up with foam squares. Then the whole panel was added to a green card base. I added some glossy accents to the lights and ornaments and black glaze pen to the kitties’ eyes.

Moving right along, we’ve got some love for the doggy side of the family too!

I stamped and colored this cute doggo in his boot, the hat and a bundle of bones with my copics, then I cut them out with the coordinating dies and moved on to the background. I used the snowflakes stencil again with some bold blue ink. I cut the rounded rectangle from Frames & Flags from vellum, then cut another flag from black and heat embossed my sentiment. I adhered the flag to the vellum and hit the adhesive behind the flag to attach the vellum to the snowflake panel. I attached my puppy and bones with a combo of foam squares and liquid glue. The snowflake panel is popped up with foam tape too. I finished it all off with some clay snowflakes, glossy accents and black glaze pen to the puppy eyes.

Would you like to win the  “A Kitten Christmas” Stamp Set or the “Christmas Puppies” 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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

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