Hello Autumn with Miss Ink Stamps

Hello Miss Ink fans!  I am super excited to share my very first blog post as the new DT member for Miss Ink Stamps.  Autumn is my favorite season and when I saw this Pumpkin Spice Latte stamp set, I knew I just had to have it.  I’m also showcasing the Perfectly Plaid 6×6 Stencil.

To make the card, I started by stamping the image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the image.

Since the focal image is really colorful, I decided that the neutral background is the way to go.  I created the background panel by using the Perfectly Plaid 6×6 Stencil and some light gray dye ink.  I adhered this panel on some A2-size notecard.

I created my simple autumn scene by adhering some additional die-cuts that I have from my collection with liquid glue, then foam-mounted the focal image for added dimension.  I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment with some quick dry dye inks and added some Jasper Stone Pearl Mix for more texture.

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

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Holiday Cheers Wine Tag with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello and welcome! I am so happy that you stopped by today to see more inspiration using stamps, dies & pattern paper from the Newton’s Nook Designs October Release last week.

With the busy holiday season just around the corner, I wanted to get ahead of schedule creating cards and tags to accompany my holiday gifts. I decided to create a Christmas Wine Tag, showcasing the ADORABLE Newton’s Stocking stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the Meowy Christmas 6×6 Paper Pad and the sentiment from the Christmas Cocktails stamp set.

This is such a simple and cute project and you can easily create this tag for any occasion, just by changing the pattern paper and stamp set.

Do you want to know how I made it? Here’s how:

Cut your card stock measuring 7 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches. Using a scoring tool, score your card stock at 2 3/4 inches and fold.

Cut your pattern paper measuring 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches and 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.

Before adhering the pattern paper on the card stock, use a Crop-A-Dile or corner-rounder punch to round out all the corners.

Adhere the pattern paper on the card stock with liquid glue. Use a circle die measuring 1 3/4 inches (or a round punch) to cut the hole on top of your tag.

Next, stamp the images from the Newton’s Stocking stamp set and color it in with alcohol markers (or any coloring medium of your choice). Die-cut the image using the coordinating die. Stamp the same image on pattern paper from Meowy Christmas Paper Pack. Adhere the same to the stocking with liquid glue.

Die-cut the Pine Needles and the Bow from the Pines & Holly die set. Adhere the pine needles first on the tag, then add the focal image with foam adhesive for more dimension. Adhere the red bow with liquid glue.

Add stickles to Newton’s Hat and stockings for texture. Finish the design by adding the sentiment. Stamp using Versamark ink on some black card stock and sprinkle with white embossing powder. Heat-set using heating tool and adhere to the stocking with liquid glue.

I hope I have given you some inspiration today to create a unique Christmas Tag using products you have from your stash. As you can see, this was very easy! If you re-create this tag and share on social media, I’d love for you to tag me so I can see your project.

The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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Cute Penguins Christmas Card with CC Designs

Hello! I am so happy that you stopped by today. I am back with another inspiration today, showcasing the Cute Penguins Stamp Set and coordinating dies with the Joy Noel Metal Die by CC Designs.

I didn’t want to use traditional Christmas colors and decided to do some pinks, blues and mint green.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • Stamp the images on some alcohol-friendly card stock and die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.
  • Color the images in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • Die-cut the word “Joy” using the Joy Noel Metal Die on some dark pink card stock that matches the color of the images.
  • Adhere the patterned paper on some A2-size notecard.
  • Die-cut the snow banks and little trees with some white and patterned paper.
  • Assemble the card by adhering the snowbank with the trees first, and layer the other panel using tape runner.
  • Adhere the focal images and the word “Joy” on the card with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment using some Dark Red dye ink.

I LOVE these cute little penguins so much! Aren’t they so adorable? Who wouldn’t like to receive a cute Christmas card like this?! This stamp set is a must-have for any stamper.

I hope you like the card and got inspired today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thank you for stopping by today, and happy stamping!

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NND OCTOBER Release Day 4 – PREHISTORIC CHRISTMAS, ChRISTMAS PHEASANT & HEARTFELT HOLIDAYS

It’s the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs and we are featuring three products today. If you haven’t hopped along with us yet, now is a great time to catch up. 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 4, we are showcasing the Prehistoric Christmas Stamp & Dies, Christmas Pheasant Stamp & Dies with the Heartfelt Holidays that coordinates with the previously released Heart Frames & Banner Trio Dies.

The first card is clean and simple. I die-cut the scallop frame from the Frames & Flags Die Set and used masking tape to mask off the card stock. I ink-blended this panel with some Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed distress oxide inks.

I sprayed the panel with water and picked up the excess with some paper towel, and adhered this on an A2-size white notecard.

Next, I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut them out. I added the images on the card using liquid glue. I finished the design by adding the sentiment, and glittery stars to give it a whimsical touch.

I am starting to really LOVE creating clean and simple card so the next project is another easy one. A one-layer card is a the way to go!

I basically repeated the steps that I did above with the ink-blending and coloring the images. I also stamped the trees from the Festive Forest Stamp Set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I popped-up the first tree with foam adhesive and added the other two with liquid glue. I also foam-mounted the focal image to make it stand out, finishing the design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

And last but not the least is the Heartfelt Holidays project. For all you coloring people out there, this is another must-have!

For a cohesive look, I only used some variations of green and red! Nothing too busy here! I just LOVE the simplicity of this stamp set and I am so happy that Newton’s Nook is adding more stamp set to match the Heart Frames Die Set.

I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment on some red card stock and used the Banner Trio Die Set to cut it out. I foam-mounted this onto the card for added dimension.

So there you have it folks! If you hopped along with us throughout this week, I’d LOVE to hear what your favorites are! I hope you have been inspired by the design team all week long! The products will be available tomorrow so grab your favorites first thing before they sell out!

Would you like to win the “Prehistoric Christmas” or the “Heartfelt Holidays”  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, October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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NND OCTOBER Release Day 3 – CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS & DAIRY CHRISTMAS

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? 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 Christmas Cocktails Stamp Set and Dies with the Dairy Christmas Stamp Set and Dies.

Let me just say that I can’t even pick a favorite product from this Holiday Release. I LOVE THEM ALL! I am sure the rest of the team would agree that we all got super inspired creating the projects we are showing you this week. This Christmas Cocktails stamp set is so ADORABLE it was hard for me to choose which ones to feature on my card.

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out. I know you can really see it, but I added glossy accents to the images to make them look like real glass.

While I was waiting for the images to dry, I inked up the background panel with distress oxide inks. I wanted to have a warmer tone behind the glasses so I used Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed inks. I sprayed the background with water and picked up the excess with some paper towel.

Next, I cut some Neenah solar white card stock and used embossing folder to dry-emboss this panel. I adhered this on an A2-size notecard and also added a strip of black card stock to ground the images.

I adhered the images on the card with liquid glue and finished my design by adding the sentiment that I stamped with Versamark ink on some black card stock.

For my second card, I decided to create a clean and simple design. I die-cut the scallop panel on some Neenah solar white card stock using the Scallop from the Frames & Flags Die Set. I also used a circle die to create the window, and ink-blended the positive cut with some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink.

Next, I foam-mounted the scallop panel on some A2-size notecard and adhered the ink-blended circle die-cut. I stamped the images and colored them in with alcohol markers. I used teh coordinating die to cut it out.

I foam-mounted the focal image for added dimension and finished my design by stamping the sentiment on some black card stock and heat-setting with my heating tool. Easy, peasy for this one!

Would you like to win the “Christmas Cocktails” or the “Dairy Christmas”  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, October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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NND OCTOBER Release Day 2 – Holiday Home + Christmas Cactus

It is Day 2 of the October 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 today’s reveals, we are showcasing the Holiday Home Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies with the Christmas Cactus Stamp Set and Dies.

When I first saw this Holiday Home Stamp Set, I immediately thought of this design in my head. I knew wanted to create a storybook scene to capture this magical Christmas evening. I paired it up with the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.

I started by creating the background panel by ink-blending the background with distress oxide inks on some Bristol Smooth white card stock. I sprayed it with water and picked up the excess with paper towel.

Next, I stamped the images from the Holiday Home Stamp Set and Snow Globe Scenes on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut them all out.

To create the snowbanks, I die-cut some Neenah solar white card stock using the Land Border Dies and the Sea Border Dies. I colored the edges with my alcohol markers in blue and used the blender to soften the edges.

Having all of the components on hand, I started to assemble the card. The background panel was adhered on some A2-size white notecard. I foam-mounted the first snowbank for added dimension and added the second one with liquid glue. I adhered the colored images on the card panel with either foam or liquid adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment on the foreground with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored the letters with the same markers I used to color the images, for a more cohesive look. I finished my card design by adding Stickles to the “snowy” trees and the hats.

The next card is Clean & Simple. I stamped the images a few times on some Bristol smooth white card stock with Versafine ink in Onyx Black. I colored the images in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

I adhered the colored panel on some A2-size white notecard.

I finished the card design by stamping the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder to this and heat-set with my heating tool. I fussy-cut the sentiment and adhered on the card with liquid glue.

Would you like to win the “Holiday Home” or the “Christmas Cactus”  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, October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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NND OCTOBER Release Day 1 – SNOW MUCH CHEER & NEWTON’S STOCKING + MEOWY CHRISTMAS PAPER PACK

Hello and Welcome to the Newton’s Nook October Release. I am so excited to show off the new holiday-themed 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!]  

For the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Snow Much Cheer Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies, Newton’s Stocking Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies along with the ADORABLE Meowy Christmas Paper Pack!

For my first project, I started by stamping my images from the Newton’s Stocking stamp set on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the image. I also stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat-set with my heating tool.

To add some festive touch to this design, I added stickles to Newton’s hat and the stocking. I set this image aside to let it dry while I work on the background.

The background was very simple to create. I die-cut some white card stock using a rectangle frame from my collection. I cut this piece and used an embossing folder to create dimension. I adhered this on an A2-size white notecard. I also used the same frame to die-cut a few pieces of the pattern paper from the Meowy Christmas Paper Pack as well as some black strip. I must admit, this Meowy Christmas Paper Pack is just so pretty, it was really hard for me to cut them out. I feel like the images should just be framed!

I wanted my focal point to stand out so I die-cut the scallop frame from the Framework Die Set. I covered the back with vellum and foam-mounted this on my card front. I adhered some pine needles that I die-cut from the Pines & Holly Die Set and added Newton in the middle of the frame with liquid glue.

For my next card, I repeated the process I just mentioned above, coloring the images and die-cutting them out. I opted for some light colors to color them in.

Next, I die-cut the all the components to create my scene –> Pine trees from the Forest Scene Builder Die Set using the Meowy Christmas Paper Pack, snowbank using the Land Border and Sea Border Die Set, with the red bow from the Baby Bib Die Set. I also ink-blended the background with some distress oxide ink and adhered this panel on some A2-size notecard.

I assembled the card by adding the circle frame panel with some foam adhesive for added dimension. I also added the trees, then the colored images with either foam adhesive or liquid glue.

I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment “Let It Snow” using some Spectrum Noir quick Dry Dye Ink in Midnight and colored the snowflakes and “Snow” with some light blue alcohol marker. I’ve added some white pearls for more texture.

Would you like to win the “Snow Much Cheer” or the “Newton’s Stocking” 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, October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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Harvest Wishes with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends! I am so glad to be featured on the Newton’s Nook Blog today with this Clean & Simple card to share with you. For this project, I am showcasing the Heartfelt Gourds Stamp Set.

I know I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again! When the stamp set is so pretty, you don’t really have to add anything else. It basically stands out on its own, don’t you agree?!

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Spectrum Noir Finesse Quick Dry Ink in Black. I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers. They really are my “go-to” markers. I went for a non-traditional fall color palette using red, brown oranges, yellow and turquoise green.

I know you can barely see it but I did highlight the images with my Spectrum Noir Classique marker in BGR05. This is the reason why those images just popped against that white background.

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment and colored the letters with the same markers I used for the gourds. I added some autumnal sequins and the card is done! Easy peasy! Here’s another look:

I hope I have given you some inspiration today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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Cutest Pup-Kin in the Patch with LDRS Creative

Hello my crafty friends!  I am so happy to be on the LDRS Creative Inspiration Blog!  I’m back today sharing yet another cute but “spooky” card, showcasing the Trick or Treat Stamp Set and coordinating dies, along with (this is one of my all-time favorite paper pack) the Trick or Treat 6×6 Paper PackA2 Stitched Layered Card ToppersIn the Doghouse Border Die, and the Country Fence – Pocket Die

Here’s what you need to create this card:

Now that we have all of the components, we are ready to assemble the card.  

  • Adhere the pattern paper on an A2-size black note card.
  • Foam-mount the In the Doghouse Border die-cut for added dimension.
  • Adhere the colored images on the foreground with liquid glue.
  • Add the Picket Fence on both sides of the card with foam adhesive.  Make sure you are using enough foam adhesive for added stability.
  • Adhere the banner on the doghouses with liquid glue.
  • Use tape runner to adhere the sentiment.
  • Finish the design by adding some glittered star stickers.

Here’s another look at this cute Halloween card!  Don’t you just LOVE these puppies?! 

 I just love mixing and matching products from LDRS Creative to create some cute scenes! The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

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