Twiddler’s Nook Black Friday Sale

Hey crafty friends!!! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that we’re having a sale for the entire Thanksgiving weekend! We’re so thankful for the love and support we’ve gotten this first year expanding our business past my cardmaking and papercrafting creations. It’s very humbling and we’re excited to be able to extend some appreciation to our customers.

It’s pretty simple…30% off the whole store from now until Monday at midnight. The offer isn’t good on previous purchases and no coupon code needed.

Happy shopping everyone! Please help spread the word and share this with your friends and family. I’ve posted it on our Instagram and Facebook pages so you can share there or forward your email around too!

Tell those shopping for you what your Christmas wish list is or treat yourself!

Thank you again for all of your continued support! We truly appreciate each one of you! Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers | Newton’s Nook – Cup of Cheer

Hello everyone!!! Today is a very special day in our house…our daughter’s 14th birthday. Seriously, where the heck has the time gone??? I have no idea but we’re loving every minute of it. She’s amazing and we’re having a blast celebrating this weekend.

And on here I’m also still celebrating the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop! I have a fun Newton’s Nook shaker card to share with you featuring shaker bits from my shop too!

A few weeks ago we went away for the weekend so I stamped some images and packed my Zig markers to watercolor while we were gone. This fun batch of mugs were part of that. The images are from Cup of Cocoa and I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I pulled out my tiny trees stencil and used texture paste for an intentionally imperfect background.

Moving on to my shaker mechanism, I die cut a frame from Framework dies and the ticket looking shape too. I backed the frame with vellum and foam tape. I poured some Burning Embers and Pixie Dust Micro Beads in the Vidia color to the center of my stenciled panel and adhered the shaker frame on top. I stamped my sentiment on the ticket shape and attached it to the vellum.

I attached my mugs around the frame and moved on to finishing touches. For those I added Stickles in unicorn to each of the mugs somewhere and a few white clay hearts to by the sentiment.

Such a fun and sweet card! Are you linking up fun projects to the Coffee Lovers Hop? I hope so! I can’t wait to see them all!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Hello everyone. Can you believe it’s November already? This wild and crazy year is flying by. Today I’ve got some snowy fun to share with you featuring a few stamp sets from Miss Ink Stamps and a fun winter embellishment from my shop called Snow Queen.

I started today’s card with the background panel. I stamped the Holiday Home image and cut out a mask for it. Then I stamped Pine Forest over the top so I had a layer of trees way back in the background. I removed my mask and colored the image with copic markers. Then I used dye inks and my Trinity Stamps blending brushes to add some color to the sky and the ground.

Then I chose the critters I wanted to use from Snow Buddies, stamped and colored them with copics too. I used my scan-n-cut to cut them out and moved on to assembling my card.

I cut a hill from some white glitter cardstock and glued it to the bottom of my scene panel and slid the whole panel into an acetate sleeve. I wrapped the sides around and used double-sided tape to adhere them down. Then I sprinkled in the Snow Queen embellishment mix and sealed the top up tight. Next, I adhered another snowy mound to the front of the acetate and adhered my critters and snow critter to the top of that. Then I glued the whole thing to a card base and it’s all finished!

This is my first infinity shaker card and it was so much fun to create! I’m definitely hooked and will have to give it another go ’round soon!

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

Ink Pink | Pink & Main – Get Through It

Hello again! I am part of a second Instagram Hop today to celebrate Think Pink – breast cancer awareness. It’s called Ink Pink! and there is a wonderful group of us so be sure to head there and hop along. Comment lots for chances to win prizes from great sponsors like Pink & Main and Twiddler’s Nook!

For my card, I stamped and heat embossed images from Sunny Greetings in black. Then I watercolored them with my Zig markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I took spun sugar and picked raspberry distress oxide inks and blended them in a panel. I spritzed it with water and flicked black paint on it. Once that was dry, I used the larger of the Beautiful Slim Line dies to cut the panel out. Then I took the largest Stitched Slim Line die and cut a black panel.

Time for assembly, the black panel was adhered to a white card base and the inked panel was popped up with foam tape. The Sunny Greetings images were adhered with liquid glue. I laid acrylic blocks on them to hold them flat while drying and heat embossed my sentiment in white on black cardstock. I used on of the sentiment strips from the Sunny Greetings coordinating dies and did partial die cutting to stretch it long enough to cut the whole thing out. Then this was popped up with foam squares on the card front.

My finishing touches were simple, just a scattering of holographic hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook shop for a little added interest. They look really cool when they’re caught in the light.

Remember, head over to Instagram and hop along. Comment for chances to win! And most importantly ladies…get those tatas checked!!! You never know and it’s been to be squished than sorry. Love you all!

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

Clearly Besotted – Snow Day

Hello again! I’m having fun making Christmas cards lately and wanted to share this fun shaker with you featuring the Simon Says Stamp Stamptember collab with Clearly Besotted.

I had so much fun stamping and coloring these images out! I used the coordinating dies to cut the critters out. Then I used my Newton’s Nook circle frames to create my shaker mechanism and frame.

I filled my shaker with some foam snow balls I’ve been hoarding from the Dollar Tree and some Pixie Dust micro beads in Silvermist from my Etsy shop. Once the shaker was created, I adhered it to a kraft card base and used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment.

I adhered the critters and snowballs with liquid glue and moved on to finishing touches. I added unicorn Stickles to the snowballs for a little glittery shine and some Frosty Flakes embellishments scattered across the card front.

Such a silly, fun card. I love how it turned out and can’t wait to play some more with this set.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Coffee Day WINNER

Hey everyone!!! I just wanted to pop in and announce the winner for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers National Coffee Day Hop!

Drum roll please….

Congratulations to BrandyAnn!!! You’ve won our coffee mug magnetic die stand, donut embellishment tray and a bundle of embellishments too!

Please email me at twiddlersnook@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Thank you everyone who hopped and left such fun comments. I appreciated each one!

Take a moment to check out the shop HERE if you weren’t the winner and wanted to snag one of those awesome products!

Birch Press Designs – Christmas Shaker Cards

Hello and happy Friday everyone! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog with a photo tutorial how to put together these awesome Christmas shaker cards. They were actually pretty quick and would be fun to make in larger batches to mail to friends and family this year.

I think these are so pretty and fun at the same time with the shaker mechanism adding a little whimsy to a more fancy stamp set.

I added a combination of snow queen embellishments and pixie dust micro beads in the Silvermist color – both of which are from my Etsy shop. The microbeads are so great in shaker cards, helping move things around more fluidly and they’re just cool looking on their own too.

Have you started making Christmas cards yet? With these 3 finished, I think my total is at about 12 and since it’s still October I’m feeling pretty good about that.

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

Pink & Main – Merry Christmas

What are you hoping to find in your stocking this Christmas??? Maybe one of these fun filled stockings would suit you. 😉 I’m over on the Pink & Main blog with this adorable slimline stocking card featuring new goodies from the October release.

To create my card, I stamped and colored the images from Stocking Stuffers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I used liquid glue to attach the stuffing to the stockings and set them aside.

Then I die cut a green panel from the Stitched Slim Line dies and used the 2 floral images from Stocking Stuffers to create my own patterned paper. I cut a white scalloped panel from the Sympathy Slim Line dies and adhered the 2 together. I cut a red panel with the Layered Slim Line dies and popped the scalloped panel up with foam tape.

I popped my stockings up with foam squares and moved on to my sentiment. For that, I stamped it in green on a white piece of cardstock and die cut it with a smaller Layered Slim Line die, shifted the die down and cut it a second time to shorten the length. It’s like making your own custom sentiment strips. I attached it with liquid glue and moved on to finishing touches.

For those, I added glossy accents to the puppy’s nose and tongue, all the mistletoe berries and poinsettia center. Last, I glued a couple of wintermint candy embellishments from my shop to the sentiment strip.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Coffee Day Blog Hop

Hellooooooo everyone! I’m soooooo excited to be a part of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers National Coffee Day blog hop today, not only as a design team member but as a Super Sponsor because Twiddler’s Nook is releasing a new die stand and coordinating embellishment tray today!

Is that mug die stand not the cutest thing your craft desk has ever seen? And really…a donut embellishment tray?!? So much fun!

SALE!!!
Today through, Tuesday, October 6, we are running a special: Order the coffee mug magnetic die stand and get the donut embellishment tray free. ***Be sure to note the color of embellishment tray you would like in the comments of your order or you’ll get one that matches your die stand.***
Head to the Twiddler’s Nook Shop to order yours today and check out everything else we have to offer!

GIVEAWAY!!!
We’re giving away a coffee mug die stand, donut embellishment tray and a collection of super fun embellishments to one commenter. Commenting closes Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 11:59 p.m. Winner announced here on the blog and also over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

Lawn Fawn – Birthday Gnomes – AND A SALE

Happy Friday everyone!!! I want to hijack the beginning of my own blog post to let you know that we’re running a SALE through the Labor Day weekend over at the Twiddler’s Nook shop! So be sure to head there and treat yourself!

Now, let’s get on with today’s super special card share! Yesterday was my mom’s birthday and since I gave her her card already, I get to share it with all of you today!

To create my card I pulled out a couple of great sets from Lawn Fawn – Oh, Gnome and Gleeful Gardens, stamped some images and colored them with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies and cut them all out. Next, I took an A2 panel and inked it up with mowed lawn and twisted citron distress oxide inks. I spritzed it with water and used the stitched hillside borders to cut some ground.

Next, I took my card base and lightly inked the edges with broken china distress oxide and the center with squeezed lemonade to look like the sun peeking over the horizon. Then I began to place my images and adhere them down with liquid glue. The gnomes and their accessories are popped up with foam squares for a little dimension.

My sentiment is from wavy sayings and it’s stamped on a wavy banner with a yellow border layered over the top of the stitched banner. This is adhered with liquid glue as well since it falls a little behind the standing gnome. The second part of my sentiment is stamped directly on the grass with Versafine onyx black ink.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches. For those I added some white gel pen accents to the images and then glossy accents to the mushroom dots, gnome buckles, flower centers and the ribbon on the gift.

My mom really likes garden gnomes and has plenty around the yard so I thought this card was just perfect for her. I think she really liked it which, of course, made me happy.

Don’t forget to stop by the SHOP and pick up some goodies over the weekend. The sale runs today through Monday.

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