Hello and welcome back! I hope everyone’s doing well today! As we bid summer farewell, what could be more fitting than to start your week and get excited for Halloween!
This week, Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week long, the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of our favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!
Before I start with the tag, I wanted to create this cute Witch’s Broom Pen to go with the treat! If you look closer, you will see the red glowing eyes that gives it a spooky effect! I thought this is really cute and will be a nice addition to the treat.
I cut a strip of baking paper. I used my specialty scissors to create the fringe and wrapped it around the bottom of the pen. I adhered the fringe with hot glue so it wouldn’t come off. I added a black bow at the bottom to finish the look. This pen can actually stand up on it’s own!
Next, I filled a small bag with some of my friend’s favorite candy bars and closed the top with some black curling ribbons. Last thing to do is to add a tag!
Step-by-Step Instructions for the Tag:
Stamp the image using the Trick or Treat Kitten Stamp set on Bristol smooth white card stock and color the images in with Zig Clean Color real Brush Markers.
Create the Candy Corn Tag by die-cutting white, orange, yellow and black card stock using the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set. Adhere all pieces together with liquid glue.
Stamp the sentiment on the tag with Black Onyx ink.
Adhere the image on the tag with foam adhesive for added dimension.
Attach the tag to the treat bag with some baker’s twine.
My friend and I love Halloween so much! Not only will she love the treats inside this treat bag but I’m sure she is also going to love the Witch’s Broom Pen. It can stand up and the eyes glow in the dark! Check out the photo below!
I hope you like my project today and got inspired! The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Don’t forget to visit the Halloween Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs and get your favorites for creating some cute and spooky Halloween crafts!
Hello and welcome back! I am so glad you joined me today!
Today is all about Candy Corns! As soon as I saw this stencil set from the August release, this card idea already popped in my head. Isn’t is strange that you sometimes get ideas right away?! Most of the times, I have to look at my previous card designs to get some inspiration (or if I’m feeling more adventurous, I’d look at Pinterest).
Cut some vellum measuring 2 1/2 by 5 1/2 and adhere to the card background with tape runner. Designer note: make sure you hide the adhesive so that it doesn’t show up.
Adhere this background on an A2-size notecard.
Die-cut some white, yellow, orange and black card stock using the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set (a must-have for any paper crafter since there are so many possibilities using this set). Adhere with liquid glue.
Use some black and white Baker’s Twine and add to the tag.
Add some foam-tape to the back of the tag and adhere on the card.
Adhere the Candy Corn images with liquid glue.
Finish the design by stamping the sentiment using yellow, orange and black ink.
It always puts me in a great mood when I see bags of candy corn at the grocery store. It just reminds me of all the great holidays coming up, especially HALLOWEEN (my favorite holiday)!
I hope you enjoyed this inspiration today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thank you again for joining me, and happy crafting!
I repeated the process by stamping the images randomly on my card stock. Next, I used some Raven Hybrid Ink to stamp the skull in the middle of the spider web. I adhered this card panel on an A2 size notecard. and finished the card design by stamping the black ribbon and the sentiment with Raven Hybrid ink. I just LOVE the intensity of this black ink, don’t you?!
For my next project below, I used the Pirouette Patterns Template again to stamp the images on a 4×4 card stock. This template makes it super easy to perfectly center your images on the card. The lines really helped me position the images to create a seamless pattern. I am warning you, it gets really addicting! Haha!
Next thing to do is to mat the card on some orange and black card stock, then adhering it on some purple card stock measuring 4 3/4 by 9 1/2 folded in half, which makes it a 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 notecard. I finished my card design by stamping the words “Happy Hunting” with some Raven Hybrid Ink. Here’s another look:
Hello Newton’s Nook fans! I am so glad you joined me today and I am also up on the Newton’s Nook blog, sharing this cute Halloween card from the new August product release. I didn’t get to join in the fun because I was traveling but rest assured that you will be seeing a lot more throughout the month.
Apply some Unicorn ink on the edges of the tombstone, land and grass borders for added texture.
Use a circle die to die-cut some masking paper and adhere to an A2-size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock.
Ink-blend this panel with distress oxide ink.
Use distress sprayer to add water droplets to the ink-blended panel for added texture and interest.
Pick up excess water with some paper towel and remove the mask.
Stamp the spooky tree, bats and sentiment using black ink.
Adhere the hill and grass border on the card using tape runner.
Use white gel pen to add some detail to the black tombstone.
Adhere the rest of the elements to finish the scene.
I really LOVE creating halloween cards and this will be the first of many halloween cards I’ll be posting on this blog. Here’s a closer look:
The white pigment ink on the tombstone, hill and grass border added more texture and interest to this spooky scene, don’t you think?
That is all for today! I hope this spooky card will entice you to start thinking about Halloween! The supplies are listed and linked below for your reference*. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy crafting!
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Hello and welcome to the Kat Scrappiness September Product Release – Halloween!
I’m so excited to share this post today as we kick off this week with the most adorable Halloween-themed products! There are are a lot of products to showcase so sit back, relax and enjoy browsing through all of them today!
Kat Scrappiness also has a GIVEAWAY so make sure you read all the way to the end of this post and click on the link to participate there directly and have a chance to WIN the entire release!!
Our Home Sweet Home Base Die will create the base house perfect for any season. It measures approximately 4.25 x 5.75 inches. You can use it to create a house shaped card ,create a larger card such as a 5×7, an-A2 card (cutting it off slightly to make the house smaller!). There are multiple ways to use this die to create a one-of-a-kind house of your own!
The Crafters Essentials Halloween Dies include 8 individually designed dies that you can mix and match to create uniquely designed cards time and time again. These dies will work for A2, Slimline & Mini Slimline Cards (and other projects too!)
Create your own Creepy Crawly fun with this die set which includes four dies, two spider webs and two CUTE spiders! Add some googly eyes to the spiders for that extra cutesy look! Wouldn’t it be fun to add these die-cuts to your Happy Planner as well?
Create your own Mini Slimline Envelopes using this set of 14 dies. Use your own creativity to select from either patterned paper or colored card stock, etc. to create your own one-of-a-kind envelope. We’ve added the “Happy Mail” word dies to decorate your envelope. The envelope can be mailed and/or hand delivered to the recipient.
I have four (4) samples to share with you today. I have mixed and matched the Halloween products to create some fun and spooky cards.
I have to admit that this first card below is probably one of my favorite Halloween cards that I’ve ever made! I ink-blended the background with some distress oxide inks and used a stencil set from my collection to create the creepy sky!
The Home Sweet Home House Die Set was die-cut using some purple card stock and dry-embossed with a brick stencil. I then added black soot on the bricks to add more texture and dimension.
This slimline card is another favorite of mine. I adhered the Boo To You Paper on some black slimline card base. On another panel of SL Bristol smooth white card stock, I used some clouds stencil and distress oxide inks to create the night-time sky.
I then stamped the costume from the Dress-Up Quokka Halloween Add-on Stamp Set on some masking paper and fussy-cut using precision snips. I stamped the costumes first on some Neenah solar white card stock and used the mask to mask-off the image, then stamped the two quokkas from the Dress-Up Quokka Stamp Set. By doing so, it created a seamless look. I used my Scan N cut machine to cut the images out.
The cute ghosts from the Boo-gy Ghosts Die Set were die-cut on some glitter card stock. I finished the design by adding some Purple Pearls and the sentiment Lift Your Spirits that I die-cut with some black and white card stock.
I love sending some “just-because” cards to my friends and this beautiful floral stamp set is exactly what I needed. I started by stamping the images on some Bristol smooth white card stock using Coffee Bean Hybrid ink. What I love about the LDRS hybrid inks is the fact that you can use either alcohol or water-based markers and it will not smudge. I colored the images in with some water-based markers. I die-cut the colored image with the coordinating die.
The Honeycomb Cover Plate slimline die was used to die-cut some Neenah solar white card stock and adhered with liquid glue on a slimline card base. The focal image was popped up with foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock using Watermark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder to this and heat-set with my heating tool. I fussy-cut the sentiment with my precision snips and adhered the same with liquid glue on the card.
I finished my card design by adding some gold baubles for added interest. Here’s another look:
I hope I have given you some inspiration to create something beautiful today from the latest release. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by!
Hello Newton’s Nook fans! It’s a double-whammy kind of day today since I am also up on the Designer Nook’s newsletter series with a special project. If you are not aware, the Designer Nook newsletter is a free email subscription directly delivered to your inbox every Tuesday. Each design team member will have step-by-step instructions on how we created our project. If you haven’t subscribed to that yet, head on over to the Newton’s Nook website and click on the E-Newsletter sign up.
To begin, I inked up an A-2 size panel of Neenah solar white card stock with the Floral Lace Stencil and some distress oxide inks in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves. Blending these four colors together will give you the complete rainbow!
Next, I stamped the images with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored the image in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to die-cut the image. I die-cut the word “HELLO” using the Essential Alphabet Die Set with some black card stock, and also used the Sea Borders Die Set to cut two border panels.
Now that I have everything prepared, I am ready to assemble the card. First, I adhered the ink-blended panel on some A-2 size notecard. I foam-mounted the wavy borders for added dimension. I adhered the word “HELLO” on the card with liquid glue.
I finished my design by foam-mounting the image onto the card for added dimension. Here’s another look:
I love creating some just-because cards to mail to friends, don’t you?! I really love how this card turned out and I hope you like it too. The supplies are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!
Today I am excited to be part of the 8-year anniversary celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs! To celebrate this awesome milestone, Newton’s Nook Designs has released adorable new cupcake themed products, which I will be sharing on my projects today. THERE ARE PRIZES TOO! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win! YAY!
I stamped the images twice on some Neenah solar white card stock with some Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I colored the images in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and used the coordinating die to die-cut both images.
Next, the scallop die from the Frames & Flags die set was die-cut with some Bristol smooth white card stock. I ink-blended this panel using the Cupcakes Layering stencils with different colors of dye inks. I set this panel aside to let it dry while I work on my focal point.
I used the reverse scallop die from the Framework Die Set to die-cut some hot-pink card stock. Since this is a birthday card, I wanted to add some fun elements to this to add the shaker components. I adhered some vellum on the reverse scallop die-cut and added some foam adhesive to create the well. I added some sprinkles as my shaker element and adhered this on the ink-blended panel.
I matted the focal background panel on another pink card stock before adhering to an A2 size white notecard. I finished my design by adhering the colored image on the card. For added dimension, I adhered the sprinkles on the frosting with some liquid glue. Here’s another look:
The second card is a lot easier since I already had another colored image to use. The focal panel was made by using the Sunscape Stencil with some dye ink. I used the Cascading Stars Stencil with some texture paste to add texture and dimension to this panel. I set this aside to let it dry for about half an hour.
Once the panel was dry, I matted this onto some blue card stock before adhering to an A-2 size note card.
I finished the card design by using my white gel pen to add some details to the frosting and adhered the image with liquid glue.
I hope you like the cards I made today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Don’t forget to use the coupon code “8YEARS” to get 15% off your order.
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For my first card, I decided to go easy, peasy! After all, the Tropical Floral Slimline stamp set pretty much speaks for itself! I don’t normally do a lot of “no-line coloring” but I made an exception for this one. I really want the organic look of it. I used my darkest marker to draw the lines and then blended it with my medium marker, and then light to color the images in.
One of the things I LOVE about LDRS Creative is that they take their time to not only provide us with some great quality products, but they also make sure to include a coloring sample at the back of each packaging! This really made it easier for me to follow the lines, making sure I wasn’t messing up the whole stamp design. No-line coloring is very challenging for me but with the help of looking at the sample from the packaging, things went pretty smoothly.
I added texture to this design by adding some bronzy, splatters using some metallic watercolor from my collection. To do this technique, I wet the brush with some water and picked up the color from my watercolor palette and flicked the brush onto my card. I waited for a few minutes to let it dry then adhered the focal panel on some A2-size notecard.
I stamped the sentiment using some Raven Hybrid ink and added some dots on the flower with my white gel pen for added interest. I finished my design by adhering some bronze pearls to the card. Here’s another look:
I added the foreground to an A2-size notecard. The sentiment was stamped on some black card stock using watermark ink and white embossing powder, and adhered onto the card with liquid glue. The last thing I added to this card was the gold pearls to finish the design.
Which card is your favorite? I simply cannot pick one. They are two different techniques but I love how both cards turned out! I hope you like them too. The supplies I use are listed and linked below. Thank you so much for stopping by today and happy stamping!