Newton’s Nook – Reindeer Roll Call Z-Fold Mini Slimline

Hello everyone! I’m stopping by today to share a really fun take on the mini slimline size. It’s a Z-fold card which gives lots of room to write a message and also a great way to be able to stand the card up for display after the recipient opens it. I feel like Christmas cards are the top occasion people do this with so I pulled out some fun Christmas Newton’s Nook goodies and started crafting.

Here’s what the card looks like when it’s all folded up, coming out of the envelope. Isn’t that Reindeer Roll Call stamp just super fun!?! I love it! And found out that it fits perfectly on the new Bookmark dies! BONUS! After I stamped and die cut the bookmark into a shorter tag, I colored the holly and inked up the edges with brown ink and a blending brush. I threaded some ribbon through the slot and tied a bow to secure it.

Next, I switched gears to creating the card base. I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 6×9 inches and scored it at 3 and 6 inches. Then you just alternate your fold directions to create the main card base. Next, I measured 2 inches up from the base on the left side and positioned it in my paper trimmer to cut that angle off from the 2 inch mark to the top of the second fold line. This gives you a peek into the different levels.

I chose a piece of patterned paper matching the images in Reindeer Roll Call from the new Christmas Time paper pad and trimmed it down to fit each of the panels on my card. At the end I was left with a 1/2 inch strip that I adhered to the inside most panel for a little decoration. Then I stamped Merry Christmas from the Holiday Heights stamp set in black and a reindeer from Reindeer Roll Call in brown under it for extra fun.

For finishing touches, I glued 3 red pearls on the holly and added glossy accents to the holly leaf. Isn’t this card so fun!?! You could easily step this up or down depending on your likes and how many you’re making.

Products used today:
Reindeer Roll Call stamps
Holiday Heights stamps
Bookmark dies
Christmas Time paper pad
Bearly Art liquid glue
Pretty Pink Posh red pearls
Glossy accents

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

Newton’s Nook – October Release Day 4

Sad but exciting…today is the final day of reveals for the Newton’s Nook October Release! I hope you have loved it all, have your shopping list ready and are going to create amazing things with all of these new goodies!

Today we cap the week with another addition to the Oval card front series and I love it! It’s perfect for Christmas and winter which makes it twice as good!

Snowflake Oval stamps (coordinates with Oval Frames dies)

I couldn’t resist creating a fun shaker card with this beautiful image! Keeping things simple with some ink blending and heat embossing.

To start, I die cut the scalloped oval from heat resistant acetate and heat embossed the Snowflake Oval image in white. Then I used a sentiment from the set and heat embossed it in black for contrast.

Then I inked blended two panels in similar ways with blueprint sketch and tumbled glass distress oxide inks. I cut the same oval from both but then used the next size down to cut the center from one.

Because I was using flat glitter for this shaker, I just adhered all the layers together with liquid glue and placed acrylic blocks on top for a bit while they dried.

For my background, I used the Snowfall stencil with the same distress oxide inks and glued the panel to a white card base. When the shaker was dry, I adhered it with foam tape and wrapped some silver cord from my stash around the top.

Would you like to win the “Snowflake Oval” 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 – October Release Day 3

Alright friends, we’re over the hump and on to day 3 of release reveals for the October Newton’s Nook release! There are two more amazing stamp and dies sets to reveal and super fun projects to share!

Newton’s Gift stamps and dies

Christmas Nap stamps and dies

These sets are super sweet! Great for the holidays but also, Newton’s Gift is great for all occasions!

I couldn’t resist creating a fun winter themed birthday card with Newton’s Gift right away. It’s so sweet and great in any color combo you want to try it in.

I stamped and colored the image using that great snowflake paper from the new paper pad as a guide. To reduce the risk of smearing, I stamped on the gift tag after I was done coloring. Then I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

Next, I die cut a scalloped circle from Circle Frames and heat embossed Birthday Roundabout in white. I die cut a banner from Banner Trio and stamped a sentiment from the same birthday set on it. I used copics to give it some shading to coordinate with the gift tag.

Next, I ink blended scattered straw distress oxide on an A2 panel and splattered it with water, then I popped up the patterned paper with foam tape. I added foam squares to the banner and image and adhered them to the vellum circle. I used these places to hide adhesive to adhere the vellum to the card front.

For finishing touches, I added white clay snowflakes from Twiddler’s Nook Happy Feet embellishment mix around the design, glossy accents to Newton’s nose and stardust Stickles to the gift ribbon.

For my Christmas Nap card, I stamped and colored the image in some warm colors fit for winter. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and set it aside. This die set also has the word dies Peace & Joy in it so I cut them from white cardstock 4 times and adhered them together with liquid glue.

For my background, I inked up a panel with scattered straw and evergreen bough distress oxide, fading to nothing. Then I layered the Christmas Foliage stencil over top and inked through that with blending brushes and dye inks from my stash. I die cut the panel with the largest Framework die and popped it up on a black A2 size panel. I adhered that to a white card base and added the image and sentiment next.

For finishing touches I used a silver Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the sentiment, which I LOVE! Then glossy accents on the ornaments and critter noses. Last I added stardust Stickles to the gift bow and star on the tree.

Would you like to win the “Christmas Nap” or the “Newton’s Gift” 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 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 – October Release Day 2

Hello again! We’re back for day 2 of release reveals for Newton’s Nook and today we’ve got two stamp and die sets to share with you!

Wreath Pups stamps and dies

Holiday Haul stamps and dies

Aren’t these new sets just so much fun!?! I had a blast creating with both of them. I hope you enjoy these cards.

The moment I saw Wreath Pups, I thought of a circle shaped card so that was a no-brainer! I used the Circle Frames dies to cut patterned paper from the new pads and layered them together. The red and white are glued together and popped up with foam tape on the green stripes.

I stamped and colored the image with my copic markers and used the coordinating die to cut it out. Then I also die cut a banner from the Banner Trio die set and heat embossed the sentiment on it. I adhered both with foam squares and moved on to finishing touches.

Keeping those simple, I just added glossy accents to the pup noses and wreath berries. Then I added black glaze pen to their eyes and a little bit of shimmer with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the wreath ribbon.

For my Holiday Haul card, I stamped and colored the image with my copics using the Christmas Time paper pad as a color choice guide. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and added foam tape to the back. Then I cut down two patterns of paper and adhered them to a white card base. I also glued down a strip of white cardstock over the seam before adhering the image down.

Next, I die cut a banner from Frames & Flags and heat embossed the sentiment on it. Then, for finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the truck lights and wreath bow, then stardust Stickles to the wreath berries and gift ribbons.

Would you like to win the “Holiday Haul” or the “Wreath Pups” 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 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 – August Release Day 4

Continuing on with our final day of release reveals for the Newton’s Nook August Release, we have even more gorgeous fall goodies to share.

Harvest Haul stamps and dies

Newton’s Crate stamps and dies

Aren’t these images just amazing! I love them so much! Let’s start with a card I made with Harvest Haul.

I started, like usual, by stamping and coloring the image with copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut it out. For my mini scene, I decided to use the oval frames dies for a different look. I cut one white oval and inked it up with the Sunscape stencil using orange and yellow ink. After removing the stencil I went over the whole panel lightly with the yellow ink still in my brush to take away the stark white areas. Then I cut another partial oval from kraft cardstock and used a Land Borders die to cut a hill from that.

I cut a scalloped oval using the Autumn paper pad and a smaller one from kraft for my sentiment. Next, I trimmed a piece of plaid down to fit an A2 card front and started adhering everything.

I added the plaid to a white card base with liquid glue, then the scalloped oval with foam squares and the scene oval with liquid glue. Finally, the truck and sentiment oval are adhered with foam squares too.

For finishing touches, I added white gel pen highlights to the image and glossy accents to the taillights. Last, I tied some brown twine around the top of the card and tied it in a bow.

I love how that last card turned out but let’s take a look at the adorable new Newton’s Crate stamp set too! This is extra fun because all of the sentiments can be stamped on the side of the crate if you want to! Isn’t that fun!?!

I stamped Newton and some extra leaves first, then colored them with my copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Next, I stamped my sentiment on the side of the crate. I try to do this after coloring to help with potential smearing and bleeding.

I thought this image was perfect for a square card so I pulled out the Frames Squared dies and cut a scalloped square from the Autumn paper pad and then a focal circle using the Circle Frames dies. Then adhered everything to a kraft card base measuring 4 1/4 inches square. This way it still mails in an invitation envelope with regular postage.

The scalloped square, circle and Newton are all added with foam tape, along with the accent leaves too. Then I finished the design off with orange twine I saved from older Newton’s Nook packages.

For finishing touches I added white gel pen highlights to the images and glossy accents to Newton’s nose.

Would you like to win the “Harvest Haul” or the “Newton’s Crate” 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 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

Newton’s Nook – August Release Day 3

For day 3 of the Newton’s Nook August Release reveals, we switch gears to gorgeous fall things!

Autumn Oval stamps (coordinates with Oval Frames dies)

Autumn Paper Pad

Aren’t these new products just wonderful! I’m totally obsessed with it all. It makes me want to decorate my whole house for fall immediately.

Today, I stamped and heat embossed the Autumn Oval with gold embossing powder on watercolor paper and watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. These are my favorite for this technique. It’s so fun and relaxing. Once that was finished and dry, I die cut it with the largest scalloped oval die.

For my sentiment, I cut one of the smaller ovals using the same watercolor paper and heat embossed my sentiment in the same color. Then I took a green marker around the edge of the oval and drug the color inward with a wet paint brush.

Next, I chose 2 patterns from the Autumn paper pad and cut one with the largest oval die and the other was trimmed to A2 size. I adhered the plaid to a white card base and the large oval to that with liquid glue. Finally, I popped the watercolor ovals up with foam squares.

To finish off the design, I wrapped twine around the left side of the card and tied it in a bow. I absolutely LOVE how rustic this card feels. I just love it!

Would you like to win the “Autumn Oval” 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

Newton’s Nook – August Release Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of reveals for the amazing Newton’s Nook August release! Today we have even more super fun Halloween goodies in store for you!

Halloween Pile stamps and dies

Spiderweb Oval stamps (coordinates with Oval Frames dies)

I have two very fun cards to share with you today, featuring these new stamps! I had so much fun creating these. I hope you love them too!

First up, I had some embossing fun with the new Spiderweb Oval stamps. I had fun adding the extra spiders to my oval and sentiment to add to the creepy factor. Then I fussy cut it out and set it aside. I inked up a piece of white cardstock with seedless preserves distress oxide ink and spritzed it with water before die cutting the panel with the largest scalloped oval die.

To assemble my card, I cut a piece of patterned paper from Halloween Meows and adhered it to a white card base. Then I popped up both ovals with foam tape. For a little splash of extra color, I tied orange ribbon around the top third of the card front.

For my card featuring the adorable Halloween Pile stamp set, I thought it fit perfectly on a mini slimline, so that’s what I did. I stamped and colored those adorable critters with copic markers, plus a few extra bats and used coordinating dies to cut it all out. For the sentiment, I thought it would be fun if these cuties were talking to the recipient so I die cut a speech bubble and stamped my sentiment on that.

For the front of my card, I cut strips from the Halloween Woofs paper pad and adhered them to a mini slimline card base. These measure 3×6 inches and can mail with a regular stamp! Isn’t that fun!?!

Finally, I added my images and sentiment with foam squares and then came in for some simple finishing touches. A little glossy accents on toe beans and noses, then stardust Stickles on the witch hat for good measure.

Would you like to win the “Halloween Pile” or the “Spiderweb Oval” 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 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

Newton’s Nook – Aloha Friend

Hi there! I’m so glad you’re here. Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog sharing this beautiful and simple to create square card featuring the Tropical Fringe stamp set. I got inky, as always, and loved the process of this one.

To start, I took distress oxide ink in picked raspberry, carved pumpkin and squeezed lemonade and blended it messily on a panel of watercolor paper. Then I sprayed the panel with water until the ink started to move around on its own. This was way cool to watch. Once that started, I used my heat gun to push the ink where I wanted it until the panel was dry. Then I took my distress sprayer and spritzed it with bigger droplets for actual distressing. When that was dry, I flicked white paint on the panel and let it dry.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed the main image from Tropical Fringe on the panel and used the largest scalloped square die from Frames Squared to cut it out. I had a good size scrap left, so I heat embossed a sentiment and used a die from Circle Frames to cut that out because the size matched better.

I adhered the panel to a 4.25×4.25 white card base with foam tape and popped the sentiment up in the center with foam squares. Then I took my Limeade watercolor from LH Colors and painted in one type of leaf all around the image. The shimmer is so pretty in real life.

To finish off the design I tied some green baker’s twine around the top and tied it in a bow, then glued a white clay heart under the sentiment. Isn’t this so pretty?!? I love it!

Products used:
Tropical Fringe stamps
Frames Squared dies
Circle Frames dies
Foam tape and squares
LH Colors – limeade
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts clay embellishments
Bearly Art glue
Magic Anti-static brush
Watermark & Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder – licorice

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

Newton’s Nook – Birthday Release Day 4

Oh my goodness friends! I hope you loved the release reveals for this year’s amazing birthday release for Newton’s Nook! Aren’t all of these products amazing!?! I am in love with each one! We’re not done giving things away though. So, today we have bonus inspiration and another chance to win at the bottom of this post too.

For my extra card share today, I have combined a ton of the release to create another super fun and adorable birthday card to share with you!

For this card, I inked up a white panel with distress oxide ink in black soot and hickory smoke. I was going to a bit of a chalkboard vibe today. Then I stamped and heat embossed the Birthday Oval image on that and used the coordinating Oval Frame die to cut it out. Then I used distress oxide ink and watercolored some of the balloons orange.

I stamped and colored one of the Birthday Mice images and used the coordinating dies to cut it out next. I stamped a sentiment from Birthday Roundabout on a rounded banner from the Banner Trio dies. I added the image and sentiment to the oval with foam squares and added foam tape to the back of the oval too.

I was going to add the oval to a solid piece of cardstock but thought it would be fun to kick up the celebration level a bit with patterned paper from the new paper pad. I added the whole thing to an A2 card base with liquid glue.

For finishing touches I came in with glossy accents and white gel pen accents to the image. Then finished the design off with some wrapped twine around the left side of the card.

Would you like to win the “Bokeh Balloons” Stencil 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 July 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday July 15th. 

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

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

Newton’s Nook – Birthday Release Day 3

Thanks so much for sticking with us friends! Today is day 3 of the Newton’s Nook Birthday Release reveals. This is the final reveal for new products today but be sure to come back tomorrow for one more surprise chance to win. Until then, let’s see what we have in store!

Sky High Celebrations stamps and dies

Isn’t this new set just adorable beyond words! I love it so much! And guess what?!?!? It absolutely words seamlessly with the Bookmark dies! I can’t wait to create bookmarks and tags with this fun images too!

Today I chose the balloon image to stamp and color, using the Birthday Party paper pad once again for my color palette inspiration. I used the coordinating dies to cut the image out and set it aside. Next, I die cut a rounded rectangle from Frames & Flags dies to stamp and heat emboss clouds and a sentiment on. I just adore how this looks together!

Next, I took an A2 panel and inked up the new Bokeh Balloons stencil set. These balloons are layered so perfectly that I didn’t even mask anything off between colors. It was so fun to pick and choose colors and end up with a gorgeous balloon filled background. Once it was inked, I used the largest Frames & Flags die to cut it down.

Now, for assembly on this card, I cut a piece of red balloon paper from the Birthday Party paper pad to A2 size and added it to a white card base. Then I added the balloon stencil panel with foam tape. I added foam squares to my image and adhered it to the vellum layer. This gave me a place to hid the adhesive that adheres this to the card front.

For finishing touches I came in with black glaze pen, followed by white gel pen highlight on the puppy’s eyes. Then glossy accents on noses and beaks. Finally I added unicorn Stickles to the highlight on the balloon images.

Would you like to win the “Sky High Celebrations” 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 July 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday July 15th. 

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

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