Newton’s Nook Holiday Release – Day 2

Welcome to another fabulous day of reveals for the Newton’s Nook holiday release. Today we’ve got some classic images to share and a bundle of inspiration!

Dear Santa

Nutcrackers

I had so much fun creating with these images! First I’ve got a set of Christmas tags using all of the images from Dear Santa for you.

I stamped and colored my Santas with copics, then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Next, I cut my tags from the Fancy Edges Tags dies in kraft, green and white. I inked the kraft with the reindeer stencil and inked the bottom edge of the fancy top with some green for a little texture. I adhered the layers together and then stamped and heat embossed my sentiments from Dear Santa. Once those were cooled off I colored the outline word with a red copic marker. I popped my images up with foam squares and did a little glossy accents in various places for finishing touches.

This nutcracker card was a complete labor of love! It took a bit of fussing but I just love how it turned out.

I started by stamping my image, coloring him with copics and using the coordinating dies to cut him out. Then I die cut the slimline panels and stenciled the new tiny trees on the white one. The panels are adhered together and I set to die cut a bundle of the Pines and Holly dies. I adhered all the pieces together with liquid glue and let them dry while I worked on my sentiments. I stamped and heat embossed one, using the foliage as a guide so I knew it would fit. Then I used the die cut sentiment from the set and layered black and gold together to help it pop. Everything was adhered to the scalloped panel with liquid glue except the nutcracker himself which is popped up. Then the scalloped panel is popped up with foam tape on a card base. I finished it off with some glossy accents on the holly berries, bow and parts of the nutcracker too.

Would you like to win the “Dear Santa”  Stamp Set or the “Nutcrackers” 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 1

Oh my word do I have a fun week in store for you! It’s reveal week for the Newton’s Nook Holiday Release and every single thing is just incredible! I can’t wait to share it all with you. First, today’s products are a couple of great stencils and a couple of fabulous stamp sets. Let’s take a look.

Tiny Trees and Reindeer Stencils

Destination Christmas

Christmas Campers

I’ve got a couple of super fun projects to show you featuring today’s stamp sets and I’m using the stencils throughout the week in a couple of different fun ways!

For my Destination Christmas card, I thought it would be fun to have the cars driving down the road in a bit of a blizzard so I made a shaker card. Combining the Frames & Flags dies with a Framework die I created a frame and backed it with acetate. I glued my card to my road and trimmed off the excess, then glued the road to the back of the acetate and lined the frame with foam tape. I sprinkled some snowflake confetti on my snowflake stenciled background and adhered my shaker window. To finish things off I stamped my sentiment on a flag and trimmed it down before adhering it to the front of the shaker window.

One funny tidbit, I created today’s cards on completely separate days with other cards being made in between but somehow they both took on the same color tones. It kind made me giggle a little bit when I was organizing everything.

For my Christmas Camper card, I started with glitter glitz gel and the reindeer stencil on a panel. Then I colored my images and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I cut out a couple circles using the Circle Frames dies and inked them up with blending brushes. I trimmed the green one down with a land borders die. I stamped some snowflakes on the blue one and adhered the 2 together. Then I popped my images up with foam squares. I did some partial die cutting with a banner from the Frames & Flags dies to make it longer and stamped my sentiment at the bottom. I adhered the circle scene to the flag and popped it up on the stenciled panel. Then the whole thing was added to a card base.

Would you like to win the “Destination Christmas”  Stamp Set or the “Christmas Campers”  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 7 Year Blog Hop

This is so exciting! Newton’s Nook is turning 7 years old and we’re celebrating with a sale and a fun hop!

So go ahead and treat yourself…but first keep scrolling to check out my card share and then hop along and comment on all the rest of the design time for your chance to win too! Now, on with the show! Get your snorkel, you’re gonna need it!

I knew that I wanted to create something summery and beachy so I grabbed my Scuba Newton and Purr-maid Newton stamp sets and started brainstorming. I thought a slimline would be extra fun so I die cut a scalloped panel with the Slimline Frames and Portholes set and inked it up with distress oxides in blueprint sketch, salty ocean and peacock feathers and spritzed it with water. Then I cut a white panel with the porthole portion and set both of those aside to work on images.

I chose my images from the 2 sets, inked them up and started coloring with my copics. Once those were complete I cut them out with the coordinating dies and arranged them on my card to make sure I had enough to fill in the scene.

Once everything was laid out, I used liquid glue to adhere it to either the white panel or the inked panel. After everything was in place, I flipped the white panel over and covered it with foam squares. Using this as a guide, I lined up my sentiment, stamped and heat embossed it before adhering the panel down. I took the whole thing then and added it to a 3.5×8.5 inch card base with foam tape for extra dimension.

Then I moved on to finishing touches. I used unicorn Stickles on the purr-maids seashells and Wink of Stella glitter brush on both of their tails. Then I added some glossy accents to the kitty noses, insides of the seashells in the scenes and the fins on the fish for just a little shine here and there.

I just love the colors and how bright and happy this turned out! They just make you smile.

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 7 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $20 store credit to spend in their online shop to 7 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Monday, July 20 at 9 p.m. EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Tuesday, July 21, and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

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
Amanda Wilcox

Paperie Ink – Hello, I Miss You So Much

Welcome back everyone. Thanks for stopping by. Today I’m sharing a card by a new-to-me stamp company just starting out on Etsy called Paperie Ink. Her images are to-die-for adorable and I was very fortunate to win an Instagram contest that gifted me three sets recently.

I finally took time to play with one – Hello Hummingbirds – and had so much fun creating this little scene.

For this card, I used my stamps to get an idea of the layout to make sure everything would fit. Once I decided, I stamped them out and colored them with copics. I used my scan-n-cut to cut them out and moved on to the large image and final layout.

I die cut a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock with the smaller scalloped panel in the Newton’s Nook Framework die set and stamped the hello image with copic-friendly ink. I colored it up and stamped the rest of the sentiment in gray below it. Using my images for a guide, I stamped the water sprinkling out of the watering can in the same gray.

Moving on to final assembly, I trimmed down some text patterned paper and adhered it to a card base. Then I popped the scalloped panel up with foam tape and added my images to that with foam squares. Some parts that are hanging off have double layered foam squares to keep them laying nice and flat.

For finishing touches on this sweet card, I added glossy accents to the bird beaks and feet, the bunny’s nose and water in the watering can. I also added white gel pen accents throughout the images and black glaze pen to the eyes.

I hope you enjoyed this sweet card today.

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

Newton’s Nook – Sending Uplifting Smiles Blog Hop

Today the Newton’s Nook Designs and Inky Paws Challenge Team members are hopping along to Send Uplifting Smiles! Our goal today is to help brighten your day with uplifting and encouraging cards that will make you smile! We know that many of you are under stay home orders to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus and during this time of social distancing it’s more important than ever to keep in touch with family and friends! We encourage you to spend some time creating and sending cards to those who matter to you! Check out all the stops in this hop to get inspired on ways you can send uplifting smiles!

 
Leave comments at all the stops on the hop for a chance to win a store credit to our shop (details at the bottom of this post). 

To make this card, I started by die cutting my slimline panels. On the smaller one I stamped and heat embossed the small donut and a sentiment from Newton’s Donut in white. Then I took distress inks in picked raspberry and spun sugar and blended them over the embossing. I buffed away the excess ink and my background is finished.

I popped it up on a slimline card with foam tape for some dimension and moved on to coloring my image. I stamped Newton and colored him with copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut him out. He’s popped up with foam squares and I moved on to finishing touches.

For this card, I used glossy accents on the donut sprinkles and Newton and then added some clay heart embellishments throughout the background of the design.

Inspired?
What will you create? Newton’s Nook Designs is having a sale this weekend too so you can stock up on your favorites to make some cards today! Check out their shop at www.newtonsnookdesigns.com for details! 

Send Uplifting Smiles Hop Giveaway!
Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?
We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

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 Monday, April 20th, at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, April 21st.

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
Amanda Wilcox <— YOU ARE HERE! 🙂
Debbie Owens
Diane Morales
Becky Noelle
Crystal Komara

Newton’s Nook Designs – February Release Day 4

Welcome to the final day of the Newton’s Nook Designs February release hop. I hope you’re loving everything and have your list ready for tomorrow when it all goes live in the shop! We’ve got 2 more stamps and a die set to share with you today. I hope you enjoy it!

Hello Spring

Easter Lily

I’ve got two beautiful cards to share with you today featuring these final stamp sets. I hope you enjoy!

For the first card, I stamped the Hello Spring image on a piece of cardstock and colored it with my copics. Then I trimmed it down to fit behind the smallest frame in the Framework die set and mounted the frame with foam tape.

Then I took the largest scallop rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set and cut some patterned paper with that. I wrapped some beautiful green ribbon around the panel and popped it up with foam tape on a kraft card base. Then I adhered the stamped panel to that and moved on to finishing touches.

This was such a simple card, I knew I wanted something to bring interest to the image so I got out my glossy accents that you all know I love but that wasn’t enough. So then I reached for my uber glittery Stickles and added that to the bunny’s tail and the flower. I think it adds just the right touch.

Now, for the gorgeous Easter Lily image.

After laying everything out to decide my design; I stamped, colored, die cut my image and set it aside to get everything else in order. I used the gingham stencil with a pigment ink that’s almost the same color purple as my cardstock and then die cut it with the largest in the Framework die set. This is when I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in the lower right corner of the design.

Next I cut a flag from the Frames & Flags die set and lined it up with the same Framework die and cut the end to match.

Now for assembly! I put foam tape on the back of the purple panel and wrapped some twine around it tying a bow. Then popped in on a white card base. Next I also popped the flag up with foam tape. And because I love dimension, I popped those beautiful flowers up as well.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the stamens on the flowers and adhered some pretty opalescent gems throughout the design.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards…the whole week’s cards for that matter! Thank you for stopping by!

Would you like to win the “Easter Lily” or the “Hello Spring” 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 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — Winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Designs – February Release Day 3

Hello everyone and thanks for joining me for day 3 of the Newton’s Nook February release hop! I hope you’ve been enjoying everything so far because we have more amazingness to share today!

Newton’s Rain Boots Stamps and Dies

I’m just loving these images and the punny sentiments have completely stolen my heart! They really do quack me up! 😉

Today’s card came together in my head the moment I saw this release. And I was so pleased when everything fit just how I had intended. It was a little bit of a process though. I started by using Thermoweb transfer gel on teal cardstock using the new Raindrops stencil and then I set it aside to dry while I colored my images from Newton’s Rain Boots.

I ran the stenciled panel through my laminator with teal decofoil and was sooooo happy with how it turned out! Then I proceeded to build my scene by die cutting a fence and grass from the land borders set. Then I used the rounded rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set and popped it on a white scalloped rectangle using the same die set.

Some of the images are popped up with foam tape and some are adhered to the panel directly for a little extra dimension and interest. Then I stamped my sentiment on a flag from the Frames & Flags set and trimmed it down.

For finishing touches on this fun card, I added glossy accents to all the beaks and feet, flower centers, Newton’s nose and the buckles on the boots.

And look at the shine you get from the decofoil on that awesome stenciled background! I am in love!!! Now to wait for someone to get sick so I can share it. LOL!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rain Boots”  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 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — Winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Designs – February Release Day 1

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to finally start sharing all the fun that is the Newton’s Nook Designs February release!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! ❤

Today we’re starting things off with 2 new stencils and a stamp and coordinating dies!

Raindrops Stencil and Petite Flowers Stencil

Hop Into Spring Stamps and Dies

These are both so much fun. Today’s card features the new Hop Into Spring set paired with the Petite Flowers stencil. I hope you enjoy it!

I decided I wanted this to be an Easter card so I chose the 2 images with eggs and then for a break, I chose the daffodil image for the center. I love them all! They really are just the sweetest! After I stamped, colored and die cut my images, I die cut all the elements for my card so I could get messy with that fun petite flowers stencil and some glitter glitz gel!

I popped the frame up on the card base and inlaid the stenciled squares inside once they were dry. Then added foam tape to my images so they would lay nicely over the raised frame.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the bunny noses, toe beans, Easter eggs and such for some interest and detail. I think the shine goes well with the glitter of the petite flowers.

Last, I stamped my sentiment on a speech bubble from the Speech Bubbles die set. I love the options this set gives! Then, I snagged a heart from the Puppy Playtime set, stamped, colored it and gave it a little glossy accents too before popping it up with foam tape.

These slimline cards are quickly becoming a favorite of mine…especially when I don’t like to choose which image to use from an adorable set like this.

Would you like to win the “Hop Into Spring” 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 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — Winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – Sweet Treats Blog Hop

Newton’s Nook Designs 6th Annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop!

The Newton’s Nook Designs Team is hopping along today to share some great Sweet Treats – just in time for Valentine’s Day! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

I’m so excited to be sharing a really fun Valentine treat box with you for the Newton’s Nook Sweet Treats Blog Hop today! Treat boxes are one of my all-time favorite things to create so this hop is right up my alley! I hope you find fun inspiration and have enjoy hopping along to see everyone’s projects!

I chose to make a mini-milk carton treat box and decorate it with the newly released Tides of Love stamps and dies, along with some other fun Newton’s Nook products.

I started by die cutting my box and then used the waves stencil to give the top some fun water texture. Then I grabbed the mountain border stencil and used that for a sandy bottom. Then I assembled my box and started adhering my ocean creatures.

After those were on I used the banner die from the Frames and Flags die set and made a tag to stamp my sentiment on. I punched a hole, added a twine bow and clipped it to the top with a mini clothespin. This way it’s easy to open and close the box for the giver and the recipient.

For finishing touches I added Stickles to the turtle’s hearts and all of the heart bubbles coming up from the fish.

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?

We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

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 Monday, February 10th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 11th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox <——You are here.

Newton’s Nook – You Octopi My Heart

Hello everyone! I’m up on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing this fun watercolor-type ocean card featuring the recently released Tides of Love stamps and dies. I love making scene cards and I really love making ocean cards so this was a blast for me!

I decided to play with some techniques I don’t do often – ink smooshing for the background panel and watercolor with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for all my critters. I think this background is so fun and the different textures are awesome! I love the scalloped border the Frames and Flags dies give too.

I heat embossed my critters with black before coloring them in and die cutting them. Then I popped them up with foam squares. I used the Land Borders die set to make some sand and splattered it with distress ink and pearl watercolor.

I stamped my sentiment in a blue ink on the thought bubble from the Speech Bubbles die set and popped it in place too. The finishing touches on this card were just the candy hearts as bubbles above all the fish and one in the thought bubble because it just fit too perfectly!

Last, I popped the watercolor panel on a teal panel with foam tape and then adhered the whole thing to a dark blue card base. I just love the texture of the background and the shine from the heat embossing.

It’s going to be such a fun card to mail to someone special! ❤

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