Newton’s Nook – August Release Day 4

I can hardly believe we are actually to the final day of reveals for the Newton’s Nook August release! It’s been so fun sharing creations with you and I hope you’ve enjoyed it too! Today we have 2 more stamp sets to reveal and I have a card to share for each.

Heartfelt Fall stamps

Signs of Fall stamps and dies

First I’m going to share my card featuring the Heartfelt Fall stamp set. I shared a heat embossing technique with you for these busy background stamps so today I wanted to share a version where I colored the whole thing with my copic markers. It was so relaxing and colored up very quickly considering the size of the images.

After I colored the leaves, I die cut the image with the scalloped heart in the Heart Frames die set. Then I went around the edge with a teal marker to help the leaves pop a little more. Next, I took a darker teal panel and trimmed it to 4 1/8×5 3/8 so it left a really thin border of the card base but not much. I inked this panel up with a darker teal ink and the Basketweave stencil. This panel is popped up with foam tape and so is the heart.

For the sentiment, I die cut a vellum banner from the Banner Trio set and heat embossed the sentiment in copper. Then I cut another banner from the same teal cardstock as the stenciled panel. I carefully hid adhesive behind the heat embossing to adhere the 2 together and then added them to the heart with foam squares. For finishing touches on this card, I added a scattering of pearls from my stash across the design.

For my final card I am using the awesome Signs of Fall stamp set. Today I’m using it on its own to really make it the focal point but I have plans to definitely combine it with other great Newton fall images very soon!

I stamped and colored the images in the set with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I placed the sign image back in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment on the sign. It’s so cool how all of these sentiments fit in the sign or you could use them out of it too!

Next, I die cut a scalloped circle from Circle frames from brown cardstock and another circle from yellow. Then I did some tone-on-tone inking with the Houdstooth stencil and adhered my layers together with foam tape.

For the background panel, I ink blended distress oxides on a white panel in gathered twigs, mowed lawn and carved pumpkin. I spritzed it with water and adhered it to a card base. I wrapped twine around the left side and tied it in a bow. Then I popped the focal circle in the center of the card front.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the flower centers, pumpkin stems and glass on the lantern. This card is the epitome of fall to me. I just love the colors and the image and it makes me crave crisp mornings and crunchy leaves!

Would you like to win the “Signs of Fall” or the “Fall 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

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

Newton’s Nook – August Release Day 3

Welcome back everyone! Today we have another pair of gordgeous (pun intended!) stamp sets to share with you! I love the mix of fall and Halloween in this release! It’s so fabulous, I hope you love it too!

Heartfelt Gourds stamps

Fall Friends stamps and dies

Just like yesterday, I have two cards to share with you featuring both of these amazing sets! I’m so excited to have more to add to the Heartfelt collection. These are fun to color if you need to relax but great as backgrounds, heat embossed or ink blended too!

For this card, I did a little ink smooshing with my Tombow Dual Brush markers and a clear acrylic block. I chose some earthy purples, greens and oranges. Once the panel was dry, I stamped and heat embossed the Heartfelt Gourds in white and cut the panel out with the Heart Frames die. Next, I stamped one of the mice from Autumn Mice in a gray copic friendly ink and color him up. I die cut him and decided on a sentiment. After cutting a banner from the Banner Trio dies, I heat embossed it in white to coordinate with the gourds more. Everything is so soft on this card, I didn’t want any harsh black lines.

Next I created a kraft card base and die cut a whilte scalloped rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set. I cut another from vellum and layered them together. At this point I didn’t like the stark white background so I ink blended blue, purple and brown on the white panel. I love the diffused look the vellum layer adds to this.

I adhered all of my layers together with either tape runner or foam tape and squares. Liquid adhesive can make vellum wrinkle so I tend to use dry adhesives for these always.

For finishing touches, I added a scattering of brown clay heart embellishments, glossy accents on the mouse nose and black glaze pen on his eye. I’m so happy for all things fall and harvest and it was really fun to pull out an older set from my stash to accent this new adorable Heartfelt Gourds set! Don’t forget to do that! Shop your stash and stretch your supplies!

Next, I have a fabulously foiled fall card to share with the new Fall Friends stamp set. This duo is just too cute napping together on the front porch so I had to create a fitting scene for them.

I stamped and colored the image in the set and cut it out with the coordinating dies. Then I taped my Falling Leaves stencil to a piece of blue cardstock and spread Thermoweb transfer gel through it. I set it aside to dry while I worked on the floor of my porch. For that I inked up a scrap of white cardstock with the Hardwood stencil and some brown ink. I removed the stencil and went over the whole panel with the same brown. This darkens the already inked areas so you don’t loose your stenciling at all.

Once the blue panel was dry, I ran it through my heated up laminator with bronze decofoil! This looks so cool when you move it around in the light! Anyway, once it was foiled, I used the scalloped rectangle from Frames & Flags dies to cut it out. I also did the same with the Hardwood stenciled panel so they would fit together for my scene. I used liquid glue to adhere the two together and added foam squares to my image and popped it in place too.

Next, I took a white panel trimmed to A2 size and inked up the edges with wild honey and rusty hinge distress oxide inks. I spritzed them with water and adhered it to a white card base. I added my scene panel with foam tape for dimension.

Finally, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a banner die cut from Frames & Flags as well. I added foam squares to the back, adhered it down and trimmed off the excess.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the animal noses and stems of the pumpkins. Then I came in with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the flowers for some added interest there too.

Would you like to win the “Fall Friends” or the “Heartfelt Gourds” 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

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

Newton’s Nook – August Release Day 2

Things are just chugging along and today we get to share 2 really adorable Halloween themed stamp sets and coordinating die sets with you! I can’t even express how much fun I had creating with these cuties! I hope you love them too!

Trick or Treat Kittens stamps and dies

Count Newton stamps and dies

These sets are absolutely adorable and I have two fun cards to share with you today! I’m going to start with the sweet Trick or Treat Kittens where I also used the Candy Corn stencil that was revealed yesterday!

I had a simple design in my head for this card so I started by inking up the Candy Corn stencil layers with distress oxide inks. I just love how these sit on top of the paper so you don’t have to ink them on white! These candy corns on the kraft cardstock just look awesome to me! I let the ink dry for a bit and then I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set.

Next, I stamped and colored images from the Trick or Treat Kittens set with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and arranged them together, using liquid glue to adhere them where they overlap.

For the sentiment, I wanted to use one of the Banner Trio dies so I cut it from black cardstock and went digging for a long sentiment to put on it. Last year’s Spooky Roundabout has a fabulous selection so I stamped and heat embossed one from there on the banner.

I added foam tape to the back of the stenciled panel and popped it up on a black card base. Then I added foam squares to the images and sentiment banner and popped them in place next.

For finishing touches, I came in with glossy accents on the kitty’s nose and toe beans, plus the spots and stripes on the candy pieces. Then I thought it would be fun to draw a little interest to the face on the bag so I put them on there too. Last, I added black glace pen to the kitty’s eyes. I really think this makes a difference in the face and darkens those cute eyes just perfectly.

Now, for this fantastic new Count Newton set, I had to make a scene card. There are so many fun supporting images in the set that if you add just a couple supporting dies, it was quick and fun to create a fun, full scene!

For this card, I started by stamping and coloring my images. At the beginning I wasn’t sure if I would make an A2 size card or a slimline. Once the images were die cut and I started playing, it was clear that a slimline would be SO FUN! So that’s what I did. I die cut the Slimline Frames & Portholes scalloped rectangle twice. The background panel I inked up with distress oxides in seedless preserves, blueprint sketch and black soot. Then I took the grass die from the Land Borders set and cut either end off the other scalloped slimline panel. I inked those up with mowed lawn and twisted citron. With the middle portion left of the scalloped panel I used the other land border to cut the top off and create my dirt hill. I inked that up with gathered twigs and ground espresso.

Once all the panels were inked I put them on my glass mat and spritzed them with a distress sprayer all at once. While they were drying, I cut the fence die and some trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set from black cardstock.

Before adhering my layers together I splattered the night sky panel with pearl watercolor. Then I used liquid adhesive to glue all the layers together and let them sit with acrylic blocks on top for a few minutes since there were so many. Next, I came in wtih all of my images, adhering them with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares.

Once I got to filling in the sky, I thought it needed something so I die cut a moon from the Sky Scene Builder die set from white cardstock and colored it with a very pale yellow copic maker. After gluing it down I popped my last bats in place and stamped m sentiment at the bottom of my scene.

I cut a slimline card base but didn’t want a white border so I also cut a 3.5×8.5 inch orange panel and splattered it with black acrylic paint. After that was adhered to the card base I popped my scene panel up with foam tape and moved on to finishing touches.

I added glossy accents to various parts of my images like Newton’s nose, collar medallion, pumpkin face and bits on the headstones too. Then I came in with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen for the bats again because I just love that subtle shimmer.

Would you like to win the “Count Newton”  or the “Trick or Treat Kittens” 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

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

Thermoweb – Christmas Cards with Deco Foil Flock

Hello again! Thanks for stopping by. Today I’m over on the Thermoweb blog with a fun tutorial on making Christmas cards with Deco Foil Flock! This is one of my favorite products and I had a blast creating this pair of cards using just one piece of flock.

For my first card, I used transfer gel on a blue piece of cardstock through the Newton’s Nook snowflakes stencil, and white deco foil flock over that. Then on the second card I used the negative flock sheet with a little ink blending for the background! Literally two-for-one backgrounds!

For the first card, I added a snow bank and then the cute snowman from Newton’s Nook Snowman Greetings. I love this set with the fun greetings created to fit perfectly in the wood sign he’s holding!

On the second card, I chose the image from Newton’s Holiday Post as the focal image. I stamped a sentiment from the set on a stitched circle since this one wasn’t part of the main image.

If you’d like the details on these adorable cards, head over to the Thermoweb blog HERE where I’ve got a step-by-step to share with you!

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

Newton’s Nook – June Release Day 4

I can’t believe the Newton’s Nook June Release reveals are coming to a close today. I hope you love today’s reveals as much as the rest of the week and are super excited for release day tomorrow! We have two new sets to add to your roundabout collection today and they are both wonderful!

BBQ Roundabout

Seashell Roundabout

I really love how these products work so well on their own, with the circle frames dies and the sentiments fit perfectly in the banner trio dies too! It’s a perfect little set giving you tons of ways to play!

I made today’s cards on completely different days and both cards ended up being shakers. It made me giggle when I realized it later on. Aren’t they so fun though?!?

For the BBQ Roundabout card, I pre-die cut the scalloped circle from circle frames and then stamped the image on it. I find it easier to line up my image this way but you could do it the other way around too. Once it was stamped, I colored the whole thing with my copic markers. Then I die cut 2 more scalloped circles – one from acetate and another from red cardstock. With the red one I came back and die cut the next size down stitched circle from the center, leaving me with a frame. I adhered the frame to the acetate and then added foam tape around the edge to create me shaker mechanism. I sprinkled some embellishments on the colored panel and sealed it up with the shaker window.

Moving on to my background, I inked up a white panel with salty ocean and tumbled glass distress oxide inks. Then I layered the petite clouds stencil on top and used a white pigment ink to add those. I removed the stencil and flicked watered down mermaid lagoon distress oxide and white ink all over the panel. While that was drying I die cut a banner from the Banner Trio dies and stamped a sentiment in green ink on it. I folded the banner tails in and glued them down. Then I added foam squares and adhered it to my shaker circle.

When my stenciled panel was dry, I adhered it to a white card base and then adhered my shaker circle to that. This card cracks me up. I love the BBQ theme and the punny sentiment is just perfect!

Now for a little twist on the roundabout idea…turning a circle into a rectangle. What?!?

For this card, I stamped my seashell roundabout and colored it with my copic markers. Then I die cut the reverse scalloped rectangle from the Framework die set and trimmed the colored panel to fit it. I cut a piece of acetate and adhered the frame to it, then I added a double-layer of foam tape to the back, sprinkled some embellishments on the colored panel and sealed it up.

Then I did a little ink smooshing with teal inks to create a background panel. While that was drying I decided to play off the colors I used on the seashells and cut an orange rectangle to separate the frame from the ink smooshed background. Next, I die cut a rounded banner from the Banner Trio set from the same orange cardstock and heat embossed a sentiment on it. I trimmed off one end and glued it under the edge of the shaker frame.

Finally, I stamped and colored Newton’s Seashell from the day 1 reveals and then used the coordinating die to cut him out.

For assembly, I created a teal card base and used tape runner to adhere my ink smooshes panel to it. Then I added the shaker mechanism the same way and finally popped Newton in place with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares so he lays flat.

Finishing things off, I added a little glossy accents to Newton’s nose and the inside of the seashell he’s holding.

Would you like to win the “BBQ Roundabout” or the “Seashell 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 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

Newton’s Nook – June Release Day 3

Welcome to the third day of Newton’s Nook June Release reveals! Today we’re getting super furry and loving every minute of it! Let’s check it out!

Beach Barks

Kitten Beach

Aren’t these little furballs all so super cute?!? I love them all! I had so much fun creating today’s cards. I hope you enjoy them too!

For the card I created using Beach Barks, I tried a different look with the Retro Sun & Palms stencil by masking and inking it up like a sun and regular palm trees instead of the silhouette. It wasn’t difficult and looks really cool!

Then I stamped images from Beach Barks and a few supporting shells and such from Kitten Beach to fill in my sand. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out and added them to my scene with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue. Then I popped the panel in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment in the top right corner.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the pup’s sunglasses, collar and sand dollar. Then I came in wtih some unicorn Stickles on the seashells too.

And if you’re not really a dog person, we’ve got kitties covered today too! With sooooo much cuteness!!!

For this card, I used the Slimline Frames & Portholes die to cut a scalloped rectangle. Then I taped it to the Slimline Masking Circles stencil and inked it up with a teal ink. Leaving that stencil in place, I taped the Waves stencil over it and used more of the same teal ink to create a little texture to my circles. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment in the middle circle.

I stamped my images from Kitten Beach and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and added them to my panel with foam squares. Some of the seashells are adhered with liquid glue as well. Next, I trimmed a piece of orange cardstock and adhered it to a white card base, then popped my scalloped panel up with foam tape.

For finishing touches on this sweet card, I added glossy accents to the kitty noses and paws and one seashell. Then I came in with unicorn Stickles on the seashells in the center for a little extra shimmer.

Would you like to win the “Kitten Beach” or the “Beach Barks” 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 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

Newton’s Nook – June Release Day 2

We’re just chugging along to the second day of Newton’s Nook June Release reveals and today is just a packed full of fun as yesterday was. I hope you’re ready!

Retro Sun & Palms Stencil

Summer Moments stamps and dies

Newton’s Seashell

Today’s products are so amazing and were a blast to create with. There are so many ways to use them all, it’s wonderful! I have two more cards to share with you featuring all these goodies!

I couldn’t wait to give this new Retro Sun & Palms stencil a try so let’s look at that card first, shall we?!?

I started this card by inking up the sun portion of the new Retro Sun & Palms stencil with dye inks. Then I smeared black glitz gel through the palms portion and set it aside to dry.

Next, I stamped and colored images from Summer Moments with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Once my stenciled panel was dry, I trimmed it down to 4×5.5 inches and added foam tape to the back and popped it on an orange card base. Then I added foam squares to the back of my images and placed them down too. Last, I placed my card in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment in the upper left sky.

For finishing touches on this glitzy card, I added some glossy accent’s to the girl’s hat and unicorn Stickles to the seashells.

My family immediately told me that I just created myself on a card the moment they looked at it. I have to admit…it’s true. This would absolutely be me every day if I could!

Do you just love the little mini stamp sets? I don’t know why but I’m always drawn to them and just fell in love with Newton’s Seashell the same as all the others. I loved creating this card!

To start I stamped and colored the images with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I switched gears to get inky messy!

I inked up a white panel with distress oxides in picked raspberry, abandoned coral and spiced marmalade. I taped the seashell stencil to it and spread iridescent glitz gel from Thermoweb over the whole thing. Then I set that panel aside and picked up my waves stencil.

This time I die cut a white circle and ink blended waves with a teal ink. I also stamped my sentiment on this panel. Next, I die cut the largest of the circle frames and started to assemble my card.

I used liquid glue to adhere my stenciled panel to a white card base. Then I also used liquid glue to adhere my blue circle. I used foam tape to add the waves circle and foam squares to add my images.

For finishing touches I wrapped some twine around the left side of my card and tied it in a bow. I just love the rough texture this gives. It makes me think of a tiki hut on the beach. Finally, I added glossy accents to the seashell, Newton’s Nose and the water drops by the sentiment.

Would you like to win the “Summer Moments” 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

Newton’s Nook – Retirement Week

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good! 

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from our retiring list! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

Today I’m showcasing the amazing Winston character in Papa Bear. I love this sweet bear so much! I just think he’s adorable and so fun!

For my card today, I used the plaid stencil on a white panel with teal and guava inks and then did another layer of stripes with Thermoweb brilliant blue glitz gel. Then I took another panel and used Thermoweb copper metallix gel through the cascading stars stencil. While those were drying, I stamped a few of the images from Papa Bear and colored them with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and liquid glue to adhere the bow and tie to the bears.

I’m an only child and so is my daughter, so I really love this image having the papa bear holding his little girl. It brings back lots of memories.

Next, I die cut a frame from Framework out of a guava colored cardstock that matches the ink I used on the plaid panel. Then I cut the fancy edges tag from vellum and heat embossed a senitment on it. I also cut the hole reinforcer from blue, glued it on and threaded some teal ribbon through the hole.

Once my panels were dry, I die cut the plaid with he largest Framework die and the stars with the third largest square in Frames Squared. Then it was time to adhere all these awesome layers together.

I cut a blue panel for my card front that matches the hole reinforcer on the tag and also matches the glitz gel in the plaid. I glued this to a white card base and popped the plaid panel up with foam tape. Next, I adhered the guava frame to the stars panel and popped them up with foam on the plaid panel. I added foam squares to my images and adhered them to the tag. This was I can hide the glue behind the images to adhere the tag to the star panel.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added black glaze pen to the bear’s eyes and glossy accents their noses, bow and tie. Once the glaze pen was dry, I went back in with a white gel pen and added the highlights back in.

Don’t forget to visit the Retiring Products Category to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and found some inspiration to create something wonderful. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – I Just PLANE Like You Easel Card

Hey friends! I’m up on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing this really fun circle shaped easel card! I’ve never made one before and was inspired by my friend Leica who makes adorable ones of these from time to time. They always get me and I had no clue how easy and fun they were to create!

Here’s a look at the card front, flat like it would come out of the envelope. Isn’t it the cutest!?! I used Winston Takes Flight stamps and dies, along with the Circle Frames dies and the new Petite Clouds stencil.

I started by stamping and coloring the images with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and glued the banner to the back of the airplane. I chose 2 lighter blue cardstocks and cut the darker one with the scalloped circle in the circle frames die set. Then I grabbed my Trinity Stamps embossed circle stack dies and cut the lighter one from a size that fit just barely inside the stitching on the scalloped circle. Then I taped it to the petite clouds stencil and spread transfer gel through it. I set it aside to dry while I created my easel pieces. This is also when I turn my laminator on so it’s heated up when I’m ready to use it.

For those, I die cut the scalloped circle 2 more times from white cardstock and then just one edge from a scrap. I took one of the full white circles and scored it at .5 inch from one side and 1.5 inches from the other. Then I folded it into a Z-fold. I glued the .5 inch flap to the other white panel and set it aside to dry. Next, I grabbed the scrap scalloped circle edge I cut and trimmed it straight across with my paper trimmer. Then I placed it in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment from the Floral Roundabout on it. I added foam squares to the back and adhered it to the bottom of the white circle I just glued the Z-fold to. This is the stopper for your easel.

With my transfer gel dry, I ran the cloud panel through my laminator with blue decofoil flock! Soooo much fuzzy fun! I love flocking! Next, I took both blue panels and placed them in my splatter box and splattered watered down white and black acrylic paint on them for a little extra fun texture. Once they were dry, I adhered them together with foam tape. Then I glued this panel to the bottom half of the Z-fold circle attached to my card base.

I added foam squares to the back of Winston and added him to the front of the card. Moving on to finishing touches, I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the star on the plane. Then I added glossy accents over the top of the whole circle plus Winston’s goggles and nose. I also added some Wink of Stella to either end of the banner for a little shimmer in the light.

I just can’t get over how cute this is and how much fun it is going to be to give it to someone! I love that it can be displayed in such a fun way after they receive it more than anything!

Have you ever made and easel card? I’m totally hooked and can’t wait to make more of them now!

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

Newton’s Nook – April Release Day 4

Oh my goodness, we’re on the final day of reveals! I hope you have loved everything so far and are just as excited for today! This time we have new stamps to go with the heart frames collection and a new sentiment set too!

Heartfelt Butterflies

Heartfelt Blossoms

Mom and Dad

I absolutely love how wonderfully everything works together! The sentiments from all of today’s sets fit perfect within any of the Banner Trio dies and the hearts all work with the Heart Frames dies. They’re great staples to have in your craft stash for sure! I have 2 cards to share with you today using all of these goodies! So let’s not waste any more time!

For my first card, I stamped the Heartfelt Blooms twice and colored them with my copic markers. Then I die cut them with the Heart Frames set. I inked up a slimline panel measuring 3.5×8.5 inches with speckled egg, crackling campfire and cracked sapphire distress oxide inks. I spritzed the panel with a distress sprayer and blotted it dry. Then, I used liquid glue to adhere it to a card base and popped my hearts up on it with foam tape. I trimmed the excess off the edge with my scissors and moved on to sentiments.

Because the banner trio dies are solid, I die cut 2 banners from dark blue cardstock and then stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Heartfelt Blooms and Mom and Dad on each one. I added foam squares to the back and popped them in place.

For my Heartfelt Butterflies card, I stamped and heat embossed the image in silver on watercolor paper. Then I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to watercolor them all. This was super relaxing and fun to do! Next, I inked up an A2 size panel with spun sugar and picked raspberry distress oxide inks. I spritzed it with water and flicked some watered down ink on the panel. Then I went back and flicked pearl watercolor over the whole thing too. I thought this played really well with the silver heat embossing on the butteflies.

Foy my sentiment, I die cut 2 banners from Banner Trio and one from Frames and Flags from yellow, purple and blue cardstock. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on the yellow one and colored the inside of the open letters with a yellow marker to help them pop. I arranged them how I wanted and glued them to the back of the heart. Then I added foam squares to the back of the heart and flags and placed them on the inked panel. Finally, I used liquid glue to adhere the whole panel to a white card base.

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Butterflies” or the “Heartfelt Blooms” 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 April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

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