Newton’s Nook – Stamptember Celebration

I am SO EXCITED to share today’s projects with you celebrating the Newton’s Nook release for Simons Says Stamp’s Stamptember extravaganza! This event is always so exciting and it’s just gotten better the last couple of years being able to participate from a designer point of view too!

Today we’re sharing an adorable Thanksgiving themed stamp set – Talk Turkey – where I immediately saw place cards for our Thanksgiving table! For added fun, instead of just a tent fold card, I made circular easel cards for each one!

Here’s a look at all of them folded flat and looking super adorable! I used a combo of the circle frames die sets, banner trio dies and stencils – gingham, houndstooth and falling leaves.

I came in with glossy accents on things like noses, stems and this pup’s tag. Then I used black glaze pen on the eyes and came back with a white gel pen accent if it needed it.

This Newton just cracks me up with his turkey hat and hoarding his turkey leg! No sharing going on here!

This pilgrim pup was just too adorable and definitely needed to bring home the pie!

Here’s a look at all of them popped up and ready for Thanksgiving!

I added the banners to the inside with foam squares so they work as a great stopper for the easel and show who sits there. Plus, my daughter and I thought we could write personal messages inside the cards to share why we’re thankful.

Don’t forget these Stamptember sets are limited edition so head over and snatch yours up straight away! You won’t want to miss out!

Products used on today’s project:
Simon Says Stamp Newton’s Nook Stamptember Talk Turkey stamps
Newton’s Nook Circle Frames dies
Newton’s Nook Banner Trio dies
Newton’s Nook Gingham stencil
Newton’s Nook Falling Leaves stencil
Newton’s Nook Houndstooth stencil
Blending brush
Foam squares
Glossy accents
Copic markers

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

Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals Card

Hey! Hey! Happy Friday!!! Remember that amazing mermaid card from Monday…well, I told you the other half of the background would be coming soon. And today is the day with this awesome Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals card.

Here’s how I did it.

  • I glued the Neat and Tangled snake scales backdrop frame to a piece of cardstock and adhered it to a card base.
  • Stamped the fish on cardstock and colored them with copic markers. Then die cut them all and started arranging them on the background.
  • Once I liked their placement I glued them all down, stamped a sentiment and cut it into a strip gluing that down too.
  • For finishing touches, I added Ink Road Stamps gems throughout and then took my wink of stella clear glitter brush and colored in a few random scale openings over the whole background to add some shimmer.

This really was a simple card to create but the color palette is so pretty and fun. The sentiment is great for encouraging anyone going through a tough time.

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

Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals Card

Hello everyone! Welcome back and happy weekend! I skipped the gym last night and played in the craft room. I had no specific ideas, just that I wanted to play. So I started with distress inks and made a handful of backgrounds. It’s always messy fun that gets the creative juices flowing. Today I’m sharing a card I made with one of them.

This is a direct to paper technique that I’d never tried before. I used the small distress ink cubes and just swiped them back and forth across the paper until the color was how I wanted it. I overlapped the colors a bit but didn’t try to blend them. Then I sprayed the whole thing with a bit of water and laid a clear block on top. This smooshed the water on the paper and gave the ink a fuzzy look rather than white spots like the water drops give.

Next I trimmed a piece of white card stock down to 4×5.25 and die cut the Simon Says Stamp Pebbles border from the bottom half. Then stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals set under that. I chose the one that went with the snail because I knew I wanted to use him on this card.

For assembly I glued the inked panel to a card front and then only glued the top and bottom of the white panel down. This gave the pebble area the ability to lift up for some interest and dimension.

I stamped, colored and die cut the snail, and then attached him to the front with foam squares. For finishing touches on this card I added glossy accents to the whole snail shell and Nuvo Crystal Drops in morning dew scattered throughout for a water drop look.

I am really happy with how it turned out. The colors are super soft and calming and the whole card was a lot of fun to make! Have you done anything creative lately? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear about it.

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