Newton’s Nook – Box of Chocolates Shaker and Giveaway

Hey friends! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today with a “sweet” shaker card to share with you! Pun intended. Lol. My intentions were for my heart shaker to look like a box of chocolates and I had so much fun coloring them all!

I started by die cutting the scalloped heart first. Then I lined up the Heartfelt Love image and stamped it. I used copic markers to color everything. I kept to the E30 and E50s for chocolate and R20s for accent colors. I was imagining this to be everything from white to dark chocolate and super yummy to boot!

Once everything was colored, I cut another scalloped heart from kraft and then cut the next smallest heart from that to create a frame. I cut another scalloped heart from acetate and adhered these together with liquid glue. Then I lined the frame with foam strips, sprinkled my pixie dust inside and sealed it up with the colored chocolates.

I die cut a red scalloped rectangle using the largest Frames & Flags die and splattered it with white paint. Once the paint was dry I added foam tape and adhered it to a white card base.

Next, to finish up the box of chocolates, I chose a sentiment from Heartfelt Love, stamped and heat embossed it and then die cut it with the smallest oval in the Oval Frames die set. I punched a hole in it and tied it to the box with sparkle twine from my stash.

To add the heart to my card front, I placed foam tape on the back but avoided the twine so it lays nice and flat. After that, my card is all finished. It’s simple but fun and definitely gives that Valentine vibe I was looking for.

Products used today:
Heartfelt Love stamps
Heart Frames dies
Oval Frames dies
Frames & Flags dies
Foam strips and tape
Embossing ink and powder
Pixie Dust micro beads – Rosetta


As a way of celebrating continuing on with the Newton’s Nook Design Team and everything they do for us. I am hosting a giveaway of some super fabulous Newton’s Nook goodies. I’ve got a set of the new stickers plus a couple of fabulous stamp sets and a paper pad.

To enter, just comment on here with your favorite Newton’s Nook product – new or old – or maybe something you’d like to see them create! Giveaway closes Feb. 1. Winner will be announced on the blog Feb. 2.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Fall | Winter Hop

Hello everyone! Very happy to be a super sponsor for another Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop! I actually think I’m a little extra excited this time because we’re also having a new release of super fun products today too!!!

We’re releasing a handful of new embellishments along with two new other products too! We have Twiddler’s Nook Stand Up Blending Brushes available! I’m so excited about this and hope you love them too! We also have mesh zipper pouches to hold your embellishments or project pieces! I know, so many exclamations points. Sorry not sorry. I’m really excited, friends!

Okay, so we’ve got our own blending brushes now. They have bright white bristles, come with a cap and stand up on their own. However! They coordinate with our magnetic color coding caps which also coordinate with all of our platforms so they have a place to be. The magnets in the color caps stick to the metal in our platforms so you can have your brushes at your fingertips and they don’t fall over if you bump your desk. Click HERE to check it all out!

Our new mesh zipper pouches measure 6×9 inches and have a gorgeous blue zipper. They work great to keep embellishment bags under control or pieces to your projects that are in process. These are also amazing if you’re a traveling crafter to pack things in manageable amounts. Click HERE to check them out!

Pro Tip: I love cleaning the outside with rubbing alcohol and decorating them with my waterproof stickers!

We also have 5 new embellishment mixes to share with you today! So much fun and so much great color! I hope you enjoy creating with them.

I would love it if you headed to the shop to check out all the great things we have to offer! If you see something you like, use the code COFFEE10 to save 10% on your order from today through November 18.

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

BYSHC – Falling for the Holidays Hop

Hey friends! So excited to be sponsoring another BYSHC Hop! Today I have a super simple and fun shaker tag to share with you using one of our embellishments and, of course, I use our crafty tools whenever I craft!

To create my tag, I stamped Santa and the holly from Avery Elle’s Ho Ho Holidays using my pressure pal and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set that part aside.

For the tag I used the new Avery Elle Snowy Tag dies. I cut multiple layers to create the different elements.

Whole tag – 1 acetate, 1 white glitter cardstock and 1 white cardstock
Frame – 1 black
Snowy elements – sky portion from ink blended cardstock using blueprint sketch and salvaged patina distress oxide, hill from white cardstock

I used liquid glue to adhere the glitter tag to the white. This give the back of the tag a pretty side to write on. Then I added the frame to the acetate and finally the background scene pieces over the glitter. I added foam strips to the frame, sprinkled in some Snowy Day clay embellishments and sealed it up.

Next, I die cut the banner from the Avery Elle Easy Layer Tag and stamped a sentiment on it from Ho Ho Holidays. I adhered the images and banner to the tag front with liquid glue. Next, I threaded red sparkle twine through the hole. Cut another piece to tie in a bow and adhered it down.

Then, for finishing touches I added glossy accents to the holly berries and a bit of stardust Stickles to the ball on Santa’s hat.

Products used today:
Pressure Pal
Paw Print Magnetic Die Stand
Paw Print Embellishment Tray
Snowy Day clay embellishments
Avery Elle Ho Ho Holidays stamps and dies
Avery Elle Easy Layers Tag dies
Avery Elle Snowy Tag dies
Distress Oxide – blueprint sketch, salvaged patina
Bearly Art liquid glue
Scrapbook Adhesives foam strips
Glossy accents
Stickles – stardust

I appreciate you sharing your time with me!

Click HERE to head to the BYSHC main blog post for the hop listing.

We’re having a sale in the shop Friday through Sunday – 15% all crafty tools and embellishments. Mention the BYSHC Hop in your notes to the seller and I just might add an extra something in your package too. 🙂

We’re sponsoring a $20 gift card to the Twiddler’s Nook shop! Happy crafting!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Coffee Day Winners

Happy Friday everyone! As promised I’m back with our 2 winners from the National Coffee Day hop! They have both won a $20 gift code to the Twiddler’s Nook shop.

Congratulations Amy Cooley and fitkitty1! Please email me at by Friday, October 14, to claim your prize or I’ll choose new winners.

Thank you so much to everyone who hopped and commented. I appreciate each and every one of you! Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Coffee Day Hop

Welcome everyone! I’m so happy to be sponsoring another fun hop with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers! Today instead of my usual rundown of products we sell, I’d like to share a fun card with you and invite you to take a look at the shop to see all the things we have to offer. You’ll get a bonus entry into our giveaway if you check out the shop and comment with your favorite item too! Click HERE to visit the shop.

For my card, I cut down a piece of black cardstock and layered the Newton’s Nook Mugs stencil over top. I spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through the stencil and set it aside to dry. While I was waiting, I stamped and colored my favorite image from Newton’s Nook Pumpkin Latte. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and set it aside. Now that I had a bit of a color palette chosen, I switched to my card panel.

I took an A2 panel and die cut the stitched banner from Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags die set from the center. This is a sneaky way to save cardstock because you’re going to cover up the hole.

Then I inked up the edge of the panel with distress oxide in rusty hinge and dried marigold. I splattered the panel with water and let it dry. Then I inked the banner with distress oxide in shabby shutters and forest moss and splattered it too.

With my stenciled panel dry, and laminator heated up, I layered Snow Day Deco Foil over the top and place them in a Craft & Carrier sheet. I ran this through my laminator so I have shiny, bright white mugs. Next, I wrapped some recycled packaging around the panel, sealing up 3 sides and sprinkled in Twiddler’s Nook Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix in the pouch. I sealed it up and adhered that to a dark brown panel. I added foam tape to the back of that and adhered it to the ink blended card front.

Finally, I added my image and sentiment banner with foam squares. Then, for finishing touches I added 3 hearts from the Caffeinated Crafting mix to both. I especially love the heart on the pumpkin. I think it’s extra cute!

Products used today:
Twiddler’s Nook Pressure Pal
Twiddler’s Nook Magnetic Tray
Twiddler’s Nook Magnetic Die Stand
Twiddler’s Nook Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix
Newton’s Nook Pumpkin Latte stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Mugs stencil
Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Deco Foil Snow Day
Thermoweb Stencil Pal
Thermoweb Foam tape and squares
Thermoweb UltraBond liquid glue

The Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog is your home base if you get lost on the hop. You should have come here from Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Stamps and now you’ll carry on to Crackerbox Stamps. Enjoy the hop!

We are giving away 2 $20 gift codes to the Twiddler’s Nook shop. One for a random comment and another for someone who stopped by the shop and shares their favorite product. Remember to do these in two separate comments so you have double the chance to win! Commenting closes October 4 at midnight PT. Winner will be announced here and also on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers on Friday, October 7.

Good luck everyone and, as usual, I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers – Christmas in July Hop

Hey friends! I’m super excited to be sponsoring another Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Hop! This is such a genius way to use your products more throughout the year and get a jump start on holiday cardmaking. Goodness knows we never have enough time to get it all done during the holiday season, so why not start early!

Since we’re sponsors of the hop, I wanted to highlight a few of our products.

Magnetic Die Stand

This product comes in a variety of shapes and colors to match your personality and style. Great for keeping track of dies while you’re crafting and not ready to put them away.

Pressure Pal

Our ever popular Pressure Pal helps apply even pressure with less stress on your hands when using a stamping look like a MISTI. This also comes in a variety of colors.


We offer a huge variety of embellishments to adorn your cards, create shakers, slime and so much more! Something for every occasion, all through the year!

Embellishment Trays

Be sure to check out our embellishment trays while you’re at it! These are fantastic for dumping embellishments into, rooting around to find what you want and then using the pour spout to easily put them back in the bag. It sure beats picking them up off your table one at a time or trying to dig in those little baggies.

We have a bunch of shapes and colors of these too. They are so fun and I seriously keep 4 on my desk at all times to hold die cut images and other things as well! They’re so cute and handy.

We have lots of other products in the shop so please take a moment to head over and then leave me a comment on what you plan to add to your stash!

This wouldn’t be a proper hop and celebration without a sale. So, before I go. Let’s put the shop at 20% off so you can try us out and get crafting!

Click HERE to visit the shop!

Pretty Pink Posh – Sending Monster Hugs

Hey crafty friends! I’m popping in this afternoon with a fun shaker card I create this weekend with my most recent Pretty Pink Posh haul. It wasn’t a huge order but it had somethings I have been wanting for a while and was very excited to play!

I knew I wanted to pair some cute monsters with the stitched film strip die, so that’s where I started. Once I chose my images, I stamped and colored them with copic markers, using the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then, instead of cutting a white film strip frame, I inked up a scrap of cardstock with blue, teal and green inks and cut my frame from that. I love how this part turned out. To keep the background neutral, I inked up a strip of white cardstock lightly with black ink.

To turn the stitched film strip die into a shaker, I adhered the monsters behind the inked frame and then glued a piece of acetate to that. I added foam tape to the film strip frame and filled the wells with Wishing on Rainbow Stars embellishments from Twiddler’s Nook and sealed the panel up with the black ink blended strip I had ready to go.

For a little outer space whimsy, I decided to use two of the three layers from the Spooky Sky stencil set. I started with a 4×5.25 inch panel of gray cardstock and inked the edges with gray ink for a little depth. Then I used white pigment ink on the cloud stencil layer and finished the panel off with yellow ink on the star layer. Using the shaker strip as a guide, I stamped my sentiment in the lower left corner and then added the panel to a card base with foam tape.

I used liquid glue to add the shaker strip to the card from and finished the whole design off with black blaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the antennae and horns of the monsters.

I think secretly I’m ready for Halloween or something. I keep being really drawn to all of the things I would usually pull out for spooky crafting. This totally makes me giggle. I suppose it’s like those who love Christmas all year long.

Products used today:
PPP Monster Hugs stamps and dies
PPP Spooky Sky stencils
PPP Stitched Film Strip die
Twiddler’s Nook Wishing On Rainbow Stars embellishments
Foam strips
Bearly Arts liquid glue
Glossy accents

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Hippo Infinity Shaker Card

Hello again crafty friends! I’m so glad you stopped by today. I have an infinity shaker card to share with you featuring goodies from Miss Ink Stamps today.

When I saw the Artsy Abstracts stencil set, some of them reminded me of water and I really wanted to try pairing it with the super adorable Hippo Hooray set. So, that’s the fun I have to share with you today.

I started by choosing a few images from Hippo Hooray, stamping and coloring them with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and set them all aside while I played with my stencils!

For that, I started with a light blue cardstock panel measuring 4×5.25 inches and a few blue and teal inks to use with my stencils. I inked up a few blobs and then added the texture detail layer with teal.

I used some discarded stamp packaging to create an infinity shaker and poured in Twiddler’s Nook princess rings confetti embellishments for my shaker. I thought these looked a bit like bubbles. I sealed it up and adhered it to my card front.

I added a few seaweed images with tape runner but the rest are adhered with foam squares. Finally, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment, die cut it with a strip and popped it on with foam squares as well.

The only finishing touch I added to this card is black glaze pen to the eyes of all the critters and a little white highlight added back in to the hippo.

Products used:
Artsy Abstracts stencils
Hippo Hooray stamps
Twiddler’s Nook Princess Rings – Cinderella
iCraft XXL Tape Runner
Foam squares

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hey friends! We are very excited to be a super sponsor of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring | Summer Hop! Here’s a little overview of some of the crafty products that we sell. Be sure to check out the shop to see everything available and check out the sale we have going on as well!

Pressure Pal

Magnetic Die Stands and Trays

Embellishment Trays


And lots, lots more too! We also have a few new products in the works that we hope to release this year. Be sure to subscribe to the blog and follow us on social media – Instagram and Facebook.

For today’s giveaway, you have multiple entry possibilities.

  1. Leave us a comment. Anything you want.
  2. Follow us on Instagram and leave a comment that you do.
  3. Follow us on Facebook and leave a comment that you do that too.
  4. Share an idea for a craft tool that we could create or embellishments that you would like to see us carry.

Don’t forget we’re having a sale during the hop too!

Commenting is closed for the giveaway.

Next in the hop line up is InkOn3! Click HERE to head to their hop post! If you get lost, click HERE to head to the CLC page and reorient yourself.