Inky Paws Challenge #41 – Newton’s Nook Designs

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There’s a new Inky Paws Challenge on the blog (http://www.inkypawschallenge.com) and this time it is a color challenge, using Mint, Light Pink, Yellow and White. I absolutely adore pastel colors so I decided to participate in this challenge!

Here is the inspiration photo:

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I started out by die-cutting my Neenah Solar White card stock and distressed my background using Spun Sugar and Scattered Straw distress inks.  I splattered white paint all over my background using my white opaque paint.

I stamped my image showcasing NND’s Sweater Weather stamp set and colored her in with my Copic markers.  Using the same mint Copic marker, I colored my card stock and used my “love” script die to die-cut the pet sentiment, and stamped “you” from the tag sampler stamp set.

I used my Xyron sticker maker to adhere the “love” sentiment on my card.  I always use my sticker maker to adhere intricate dies.

Here is my card:

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For more information about the color challenge, please visit http://www.inkypawschallenge.com. You have two weeks to join.  Winner will get a $10 gift code for the Newton’s Nook Designs shop.

The supplies that I have used for today’s card are listed and linked below if you are interested. Have an amazing day!

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Treasure Trolls Shaker Tag

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Hello stampers and crafters!  I am back today to share another project that I have made with the adorable Treasure Trolls stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas (CDD).  When I saw this stamp set, I just knew I had to have it!  This stamp set is now available for purchase at the CDD online shop.

 

Before I show you the tag, I wanted to let you know that there is a giveaway during the release week.  For more details, please join the Facebook Group Event in order to participate.  You wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity.  Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1789241044729435/

 

Also for USA customers with a minimum purchase of $20, you can use the coupon code “20SHIP” for free shipping.  International customers with a minimum purchase of $40 can use coupon code “40SHIP” for free shipping!  This offer is only valid from February 16 through February 26th.

 

Without further ado, here’s the shaker tag:

 

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Shine bright and show your true colors! Have an amazing day!

Treasure Trolls

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Hello everyone.  I hope you all are having a great week so far.  I am super excited to share with you today the cards that I have designed showcasing the new Treasure Trolls stamp set and the new Scene Builder Dies by Craftin’ Desert Divas (CDD).   These items are already available at the CDD shop.

I am going to keep this blog post short and simple.  This Treasure Trolls stamp set is a must-have!  If you love the Trolls movie, you definitely would want this stamp set.

Here is the first card that I created, combining the Treasure Trolls stamp with the new Scene Builder Dies:

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The next one is a simple birthday card.  I wanted to do my own doodles so I drew them on the card, and then stamped all the jewels from the stamp set.  I finished off the design by adding glossy accents to the jewels.  I think this one is my favorite.

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There is a giveaway during the release week.  For more details, please join the Facebook Group Event in order to participate.  You wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity.  Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1789241044729435/

Also for USA customers with a minimum purchase of $20, you can use the coupon code “20SHIP” for free shipping.  International customers with a minimum purchase of $40 can use coupon code “40SHIP” for free shipping!  This offer is only valid from February 16 through February 26th.

Happy shopping and happy crafting!

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 3 – Newton Loves Cake

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Hello everyone!  It is the last day of the February release at Newton’s Nook Designs.  If you haven’t checked out yesterday’s post, please do so to see the amazing projects created by our design team members. [ 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.   I have contacted WordPress and that is what they told me. Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

 

All the new stamps and coordinating dies will be available for purchase tomorrow, February 17th.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.

For today’s post, I have created a birthday card, showcasing the new stamp set called Newton Loves Cake and Newton Loves Cake coordinating dies.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock, with my memento tuxedo black ink.  I colored the images with my Copic markers and die-cut them using the coordinating dies.

I die-cut my card panel and distressed the background using my favorite distress inks – Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac.  For the second card, I used Spun Sugar and Evergreen Bough.  I wanted to use some soft pastel colors for these two birthday cards.

To finish the design, I die-cut a rectangle frame to create a window, adding the banner to the frame.  I stamped my sentiment and adhered the 3 silver stars.  I also used my white gel pen to add some white dots to the card, making it look more whimsical.

Here’s the first card:

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And here’s the second card I designed with the same concept but different shape and colors.  I wanted to really show off this stamp set by creating more than one sample for you.  The possibilities are endless using this stamp set!

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What do you guys think? I hope you like the birthday cards. This Newton Loves Cake stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, February 17, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Would you like to win the “Newton Loves Cake” 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, February 16th, at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th.


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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 2 – Beautiful Spring

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Hello stampers and crafters! It is the second day of the February release at Newton’s Nook Designs.  If you haven’t checked out yesterday’s post, please do so to see the amazing projects created by our design team members.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.

For today’s post, I have created a spring card for you, showcasing the new Beautiful Spring stamp set and Beautiful Spring dies.

 

 

 

I started out by stamping my images on Strathmore Watercolor Paper with my Versamark Ink.  I sprinkled white embossing powder to the stamped images and heat-set it with my heating tool.  I then colored the images with my Zig Clean Real Brush Markers, and die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

I wanted to create a window for my card and so I have used some of my square dies to die-cut the window panel.  I adhered the tulips with my adhesive, and covered the window with a pink square frame.

 

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To finish the design, I die-cut a grass border using the new NND Land Borders die set and also added a white picket fence using my picket fence die.  I also added the bow to the top of the “window” and stamped my sentiment inside the card.

 

For a little fun, I added the battery-operated LED Tea light inside the card.  I will be adding this card to my Easter table decor.

 

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What do you guys think? I hope you like my card. This Beautiful Spring stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, February 17, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Would you like to win the “Beautiful Spring” 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, February 16th, at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th.


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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 1 – Newton’s Pot of Gold & Land Borders Die

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Hello stampers and crafters. I am super excited because it is the first day of the February release at Newton’s Nook Designs. You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.

I have created a St. Patrick’s Day card and a small treat bag to go with my card, showcasing the Newton’s Pot of Gold stamp set and the amazing Land Borders Die.

 

 

I started out by stamping my images on Strathmore Watercolor Paper with my Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. I colored the images with my new Derwent watercolor pencils, and fuzzy cut my images with my honeybee precision cut scissors. I die-cut the hill and the grass border with the new Land Borders Die set.  To create the “rainbow” effect on my card, I used my pastel craft paint and paintbrush, swiping the paint across the card stock. Once the paint was dry to the touch, I used a smaller paintbrush to draw the heart on the rainbow.

 

 

Before I adhered the colored images on my card panel, I stamped the background with the shamrock image included in the stamp set, adding some pink hearts to create my own patterned paper. I finished the design by adding the sentiment “Lucky that You’re My Friend” and used my white gel pen to add some dots on the rainbow.  Here’s my card:

 

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For the treat bag, I colored the other image with my Copic markers and added gold stickles to the Pot of Gold. I die-cut a rainbow with pastel colored card stock, and also die-cut the grass with the new Land Borders Die. I adhered all of my décor pieces to the treat bag. To finish the design and to be able to close the bag, I die-cut two small bows with the Pines and Holly die-set and adhered these bows on tiny clothespins.  Here’s the treat bag:

 

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What do you guys think? I hope you like my card and the treat bag. This Newton’s Pot of Gold stamp set and Land Border dies will be available for purchase on Friday, February 17, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Pot of Gold” Stamp Set? This 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th.


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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

Valentine’s Day Card

Hello everyone! I’m back today to share with you a cute Valentine’s Card, showcasing products available at Kat Scrappiness, i.e. stamp sets by Lawn Fawn – Love Letters, Cheery Christmas and Mom & Me stamp sets, Stitched Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies, Inkadinkado masking paper and Gina Marie Designs ribbon bow dies. I apologize that I don’t have a process video today as I am currently traveling for a few days.

I wanted to create a very simple card with some masking technique.  I started out by die-cutting my watercolor card stock using the stitched fancy scalloped die. I stamped my two squirrels on Inkadinkado masking paper and fuzzy cut them with my precision scissors.

Using my stamping tool, I laid out my scene and stamped my squirrels twice with Versafine vintage sepia pigment ink.  I heat-set it with some clear embossing powder.  Using the mask I created, I covered the squirrels so I can stamp the wood stump on top of the squirrel. Removing the mask, I also set the tree stump with clear embossing powder.

I colored the images using my Zig clean color real brush markers.  I used my heating tool to dry them out a little, and covered the images with my mask.

I smudged some spun sugar and shaded lilac distress inks on a clear acrylic block, sprayed it with water, and used my flat watercolor brush to carefully start brushing the color onto the paper.  [Since the images are already covered with my masking paper, I was not afraid to do this technique.] I removed the mask and set it aside to dry.

I finished off the design by using a patterned paper by Crate Paper design, and die-cut a bow using a ribbon bow die by Gina Marie Designs.

Here is the final card:

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I hope you got inspired today. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

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All You Need is Love and Birthday Pug

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Hello stampers and crafters! I am back today to show you two cards that I made showcasing two stamp sets from the January release by Newton’s Nook Designs called Pug Hugs and Love & Chocolate.

For my first card, I made my own patterned paper by stamping my card panel combining images from the Love & Chocolate stamp set, Sweater Weather (snowflakes), and Holiday Smooches stamp set.

I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. I paper-pieced the cake stand by stamping the image on a patterned paper and fuzzy-cutting it using my precision scissors.

To finish the design, I stamped my sentiment with my memento ink, and added the pink hearts with glossy accents.

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For the birthday card, I also colored the cute Pug with my Copic markers, and added some cute embellishments to finish my design. I know you can’t tell on the photo but the heart-shaped balloon is actually covered with glossy accents.  Both cards are simple and can easily be mass-produced.

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I hope you got inspired today. Thank you for stopping by and have an amazing day!

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Kissing Birds Shaker Card

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Hello crafty peeps! I am back for Craftin Desert Divas and today, I am sharing with you this adorable kissing birds shaker card.

I started out by printing the kissing birds digital stamp by CDD with Neenah solar white card stock on my laser printer.  I wanted this image to pop so I adjusted the size to make it slightly bigger.  I fuzzy-cut the image with my cutter-bee precision scissors  and set it aside.  I stamped my card panel with some images from another CDD stamp and distressed the background with my spun sugar distress ink.

To create the sentiment, I used the Flag Banner dies and stamped “Love You” showcasing the Elegant brush script stamp set.  This set is a must-have for any stamper.

To create the shaker part of the card, I die-cut the tag using my Banner Dies from CDD with my doodlebug paper, with the acetate sheet and foam adhesive.  For my shaker element, I used my new favorite, shimmer sequins also available at the shop.  They are so sparkly and beautiful!  I also added the red and white twine to finish the design. Here is my card.

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I hope you all got inspired today.  The supplies I have used are listed and linked below if you’re interested. Please do join us on the CDD Facebook Gallery page.  We have a challenge every month that you can participate in and you can win some amazing prizes.  Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428163220758119/

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