Love & Meows SKETCH CARD

Love is in the air and I am busy creating Valentine’s Day Cards. What have you all been up to? If you haven’t seen the new release by Newton’s Nook Designs, y’all need to head on over there and check out all the new products, including the new Love & Meows Paper Pad.

I found a few card sketches while browsing on Pinterest so I thought I’d give it a try today. I don’t normally create sketch cards because mixing patterns is not my thing; but when you have a really cute pattern paper such as the Love & Meows Paper Pad, you can’t help but show it off!

Here’s how I made this card:

  • Stamp the image from the Knead Kittens stamp set on some X-Press It Blending Card and color the image in with alcohol markers.
  • Use the Knead Kittens coordinating die to cut the image.
  • Cut some red card stock measuring 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 and adhere on an A2-size notecard.
  • Cut a few pieces of pattern paper from the Love & Meows Paper Pad and adhere to the card.
  • Use a scallop border from your collection and die-cut some dark pink card stock. [Designer tip: this will create a smooth transition between the patterns.]
  • Die-cut a small stitched rectangle with some Neenah solar white card stock. Matt this piece on some dark pink card stock that matches the scallop border. Adhere this panel on the card front.
  • Adhere the focal image on the card for added dimension.
  • Stamp the sentiment with VersaFine Clair ink in Black
  • Finish the card design by adding some heart enamel dots with liquid glue.

This card is easy, peasy! I may have to start making sketch cards more often since this took about less than 30 minutes, and it can easily be mass-produced! What do you think?

I hope I’ve given you some great inspiration today using the new products from the January release by Newton’s Nook Designs. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by!

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You’re A-GlazE-ing!

Hello KS fans! I’m back today sharing another Valentine’s inspiration, showcasing the Heart Donut Builder Dies, along with the For the Love of Donuts Stamp Set, Distressed Edge Nesting Slimline Dies and the Heartfelt Wishes Slimline Paper Pad. I am also excited to be on the Kat Scrappiness Blog.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • Use the Heart Donuts Builder Dies and die-cut different colors of card stock.
  • Create texture to the heart shaped-glaze by using an embossing folder and dry-emboss all of them.
  • Assemble the donuts by adhering them with liquid glue.
  • Use one of the heart dies and die-cut the sprinkles on some dark pink card stock.
  • Adhere the sprinkles on the donuts with liquid glue.
  • Die-cut the pattern paper from the Heartfelt Wishes Slimline Paper Pad. Adhere the same on some slimline card base measuring 8 1/2 by 7 (folded on the 7 inches side).
  • Cut some Neenah solar white card stock measuring 8 1/2 by 3 1/2. Create the white frame by using the second biggest die from the Distressed Edge Nesting Slimline Dies.
  • Add foam adhesive to all sides and adhere on the slimline card base for added dimension.
  • Foam-mount the middle donut on the card and adhere the rest with liquid glue.  [Designer tip: make sure you are not covering the frame]
  • Before stamping the sentiments, use the Telescopic Embossing Powder Tool with Retractable Brushto get rid of static.  I do this even when I don’t need to emboss my sentiments.
  • Stamp the sentiments on the frame using the For the Love of Donuts Stamp Set with Black ink and stamp the little hearts with red and pink dye inks.
  • Finish the card design by using the white gel pen and add some dots and stars to the donuts for added interest.

Who’s getting excited for Valentine’s Day?!  Have you decorated yet?  I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!

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Friendship Card with Reverse Confetti

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! I am pleased to tell you all that a few of the stamps & dies that were sold out from the January release are now back in stock at the Reverse Confetti Shop!

My card today features the Poppies stamp set. This time, I stamped it the way it should be without all of the glitter in between.

Here’s an easy, peasy design for you that you can mass-produce! I stamped the outline image first with some Ink-On-3 Fadeout ink. I didn’t want the outline to show but I still needed it so that I can position the flowers and leaves perfectly. I used 3 color variations of peach dye inks to stamp the flowers first, then moved on to stamping the leaves with two shades of green.

I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder then heat-set with my heating tool. I foam-mounted the sentiment onto the card for added dimension.

I used some white gel pen and added dots to the centers of each flower for more texture and adhered some Clear Heart Droplets to finish the design. Here’s another look:

I hope you like my card today and got inspired. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

NND JANUARY RELEASE DAY 4 – LOVE BOTS

It is the last day of the January reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  If you haven’t hopped along with us yet, please check out all of the posts from Day 1 since this is your last chance to do it.  You have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through ’til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For day 4, we are showcasing the Love Bots Stamp Set and coordinating die.

Do you remember when you were a kid and you were so excited to go to school on Valentine’s Day? That’s my inspiration today! I wanted something fun that kids can make themselves using this stamp set so I opted to do a colorful design that can easily be mass-produced.

To make the card, I stamped the images from the Love Bots Stamp Set on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored the images in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Next, I used some rectangle dies from my stash and created a stencil on some acetate sheet. I used this stencil to ink up a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock with different colors of distress oxide inks. I adhered this panel on an A2-size notecard.

Since this is a “kid-friendly” card, I didn’t need to add foam adhesive to any of the images so I added them with liquid glue. I finished the card design by adding the sentiment that was die-cut using one of the banners from the A7 Banners & Frames die set that I heat-set with my heating tool. I used my white gel pen to add some stars and dots to the card for some whimsical touch. Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Love Bots” 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 January 20th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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NND JANUARY Release Day 3 – heartfelt meows & heartfelt woofs

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Were you able to hop along with us for the last two days? Which one are you dying to get your hand s on so far? You have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through ’til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 3, we are showcasing the Heartfelt Meows Stamp set and coordinating dies and Heartfelt Woofs Stamp Set and coordinating dies that pairs well with the Heart Frames Dies & Banner Trio Dies.

For my cards today, I also used the bow from the Baby Bib Die Set with the Argyle Stencil Set.

To make both cards, I die-cut the scallop heart frame using the second die from the Heart Frames Dies Set on some X_Press It Blending Card Stock. Since Both cards are completely identical in design, I needed two hearts. I stamped the images from the Heartfelt Meows and Heartfelt Woofs with Memento Tuxedo Black on each heart and colored the images in with alcohol markers .

I worked on both background panels by inking up some Light Blue & Pink Card Stock with some darker shades of pink and blue using Argyle Stencil No. 1. I waited for both panels to dry for about 10 minutes, then used Argyle Stencil No. 2 and applied texture paste all over. This gave it more texture and dimension. I set both panels to dry for about half an hour, then adhered on a top-folding notecard.

I cut strips of brown and red card stock as well as two bows, and added both on the cards with liquid glue for more stability. I foam-mounted the focal panel and finished the card designs by adding the sentiments.

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Meows” or the “Heartfelt Woofs” 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 January 20th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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I’m SO Happy That You’re My Person

Hello everyone, it’s Maria!  It’s the middle of the week and I hope you are having a great day so far!  I am back today with a clean and simple card, showcasing some of my favorite products from the last release by LDRS Creative.

For my project today, I am showcasing the Perfect Petals Layering Dies, along with the Modern Geometric A2 Coverplate IModern Geometric A2 Coverplate IIModern Geometric A2 Coverplate III, Happy Me, Happy You Stack and the Sentiment Stack II die set.

I started by creating the background by die-cutting the 3 layering dies –> Modern Geometric A2 Coverplate IModern Geometric A2 Coverplate IIModern Geometric A2 Coverplate III on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I stacked them up using liquid glue and adhered on an A2-size notecard.

Next, I die-cut the beautiful flowers and leaves using the Perfect Petals Layering Dies with different colors of card stock.  I adhered the small flowers and leaves on the card with liquid glue, then foam-mounted the bigger flower for added dimension.  

I finished the card design by stamping the sentiments from the Happy Me, Happy You Stack with the Watermark Ink on some black card stock.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I die-cut the sentiments all at once using the Sentiment Stack II die set.  It is so convenient to have a few sentiment strips on hand using the combo.  I adhered the sentiment on the card and added some yellow-toned flat back pearls to finish the design.

I hope I have given you some inspiration today to create something beautiful.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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NND JANUARY RELEASE DAY 2 – ORCHIDS STAMP SET & COORDINATING DIE

It is Day 2 of the January reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through ’til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For day 2, we are showcasing the Orchids Stamp Set and coordinating die.

For my card below, I also used the Frames and Tags Die Set with the new Petite Hearts Stencil that was just revealed yesterday.

To make the card, I stamped the images from the Orchids Stamp Set on some Bristol Smooth White Card Stock with VersaMark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool. I colored the images in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and used the coordinating die to cut them out.

Next, I die-cut the scallop using the scallop die from the Frames and Tags Die Set on some Bristol smooth white card stock. I inked up this panel with some Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink for some subtle color.

I sprayed some Pixie Spray on the Petite Hearts Stencil to temporarily adhere the same on the background panel. This will prevent it from slipping while I’m adding the embossing paste for more texture and interest. I set this panel aside to dry for about half an hour, and then adhered on a top-folding notecard.

I added a few droplets of some gold watercolor paint using my paintbrush, then adhered the focal images on the card with liquid glue for stability. I finished the design by adding the sentiment that was die-cut using the tag from the Frames & Tags Die set that was heat-embossed with my heating tool!

Would you like to win the “Orchids” 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 January 20th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Faith, Trust & a Little Pixie Dust with CC Designs

Don’t you just love cheerful cards? I have a really cute and simple card to share with you today, featuring the newly-released Tinks Stamp Set by CC Designs.

Here’s how to make the card:

  • Stamp the image from the Tinks Stamp Set on some X-Press It Blending Card with alcohol markers.
  • Fussy-cut the image using precision snips.
  • Add Stardust stickles to the wings and set this aside to dry for about half an hour.
  • Cut a panel of Neenah solar white card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Adhere this panel on an A2-size notecard.
  • Ink-up the panel using the Treeline Stencil with some blending brushes and 3 colors of pink dye inks.
  • Adhere the focal image on the card with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment on some black card stock. Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool.
  • Adhere the sentiment on the card.
  • Finish the card design by adhering a few yellow stars to the background.

Isn’t she adorable? I hope you got inspired today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

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NND JANUARY Release Day 1 – KNEAD KITTENS + A7 Frames & Banners Die, Love & Meows Stencil & Petite Hearts Stencil

Hello and Welcome to the Newton’s Nook January Release. I am so excited to show off the new products by Newton’s Nook Designs.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

Brace yourselves because for the first day of the reveals, we have a lot of AMAZING products to show you today! We are showcasing the Knead Kittens Stamp Set and coordinating dies, A7 Frames & Banners Die Set, Petite Hearts Stencil and the Love & Meows Paper Pad.

For my shaker card, I started by stamping the images from the Knead Kittens stamp set on some on some X-Press It Blending Card. Lately I have been using this card stock because it just makes blending so much easier. I colored the images in with alcohol markers and die-cut with the coordinating dies.

Next, I die-cut the card background using the new A7 Frames & Banner Die Set using different colors of card stock with the new Love & Meows Paper Pack. I created my shaker well and added some heart confetti as my shaker element. [Designer confession: To be honest, the paper pack is so beautiful I was having a hard time cutting it out. I may have to go for therapy one of these days about my paper pad collection that I can’t seem to part with. But that’s another story for later, haha!].

I closed the shaker and added this focal panel on an A7 card base. I adhered the images on the card with liquid glue.

I finished my design by die-cutting the sentiment strip using one of the dies from the A7 Frames & Banner Die Set. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder, then heat-set with my heating tool. I adhered the sentiment strip with liquid glue and used some white gel pen to add texture interest to the kittens’ faces.

Would you like to win the “Knead Kitten” 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 January 20th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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