Let’s Be Merry Together with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends! I am back today to share with you yet another Christmas card showcasing a lot of products from the October release by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I just really love the versatility of the stamp sets, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook.  If you are like me, I like to mix and match my stamp sets and dies to create a unique card.

 

For my project today, I am featuring the Festive Fawns stamp set and coordinating dies for my main focal point. The sentiment is from the Newton’s Christmas Kittens stamp set and the presents are from the Christmas Trimmings stamp set.

 

 

 

 

 

I started by stamping my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I die-cut the image using the coordinating dies.

 

To create my background, I inked up some Bristol smooth white card stock using distress oxide inks and my mini ink blending tools.  I used Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot.  To create more texture and interest, I used some White Copic paint and smooshed a little bit of it on my acrylic block and watered it down so that I can splatter some paint onto my colored background.  This will create the look of snow!  I left this piece to dry for about half an hour.

 

To build up my scene, I die-cut the birch trees using the Forest Scene Builder dies, the bow from the Pines & Holly die set and the snowbank using the Land Border dies.  Now that I have all of the elements that I needed, I started to build my scene.

 

I adhered the birch trees first with some liquid adhesive and added the first snowbank.  I adhered another birch tree and added the other layer of snowbank.  I also added the red bows for a festive look!

 

Lastly, I adhered my focal image and also added the Christmas presents and the peppermints.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using some lobster ink from the Christmas Trimmings stamp set.  Here’s my card.

 

 

I love the simplicity of this card.  The dark background and the red bows just made the images pop!   Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing week and happy stamping!

 

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Newton’s Nook October Release Day 4 – Newton’s Christmas Kittens, Purr-fect Present & Puppy Present

 

 

I always get a bit bummed because it is the last day of the October release.  I hope you guys were able to check out the first three days as we showcased the new stencils, stamps and dies.  Which one is your favorite so far??  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.  [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 release, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Christmas Kittens, Purr-fect Present and Puppy Present with their coordinating dies.

 

 

 

 

For my first project, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I inked up an A2 size piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks.  I sprayed some water on the colored background and dabbed it with some paper towel.  I die-cut this piece using a die from my stash.

 

I adhered the center piece of the die-cut on my card base and also added the birch trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set.  I adhered some acetate sheet onto the frame and added foam adhesive.  I used some star sequins as my shaker element and added the frame on my card.

 

Lastly, I die-cut the lamp post on some black card stock and added vellum to the lamp.  The bow was die-cut using the Pins & Holly die set.  Here’s my card:

 

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with some lobster ink.  I don’t know if you can tell but I added glossy accents to the lamp post.  You can’t see it from the photo but it looks really cool in real life!  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

The other two cards are similar in design.  I die-cut a circle in the center of an A2 size Neenah solar white card stock and stamped the sentiment all over my card with some fog ink.  I wanted the sentiment to look like watermark.  I inked up the circle with some distress oxide ink and used the Hills & Die stencil to create my snowbank.  I adhered the image in the center and stamped the sentiment using some lobster ink.

 

I die-cut the wreath using a die from my stash.  I also die-cut the holly and berries using the Pines & Holly die set.

 

Lastly, I used my white gel pen to add some texture and dimension to the berries.  Here are the two cards:

 

 

 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Christmas Kittens” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE (1) 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.

 

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

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

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Newton’s Nook October Release Day 3 – Main Street Christmas & Holiday Fringe

 

 

It is the third day of the October reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check the first two days of the reveal.  Which one is your favorite so far??  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.  [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 release, the design team is showcasing the Main Street Christmas and coordinating dies with Holiday Fringe stamp set.

 

 

 

For my first project, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I fussy-cut the images using my cutter-bee scissors.   To create my scene, I die-cut the frame and the trees using dies from my stash.

 

I inked up the snow hills with some tumbled glass distress oxide inks to give it more dimension then foam-mounted the images onto the card.  I also adhered the trees with some liquid adhesive.

 

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on a black strip of card stock with versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder on this piece and heat-set using my Wagner heating tool.  I also used my white gel pen to add some ‘snow” to the houses and Nuvo crystal drops to give the windows some texture and shine.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second card, I die-cut a circle with some masking paper and adhered this piece on some some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I inked up my background with distress oxide inks – using chipped sapphire, seedless preserves and black soot.

 

Before removing the mask, I used my watercolor brush to add some white paint on my acrylic block and spritzed it all over my card.  I dabbed this piece with my paper towel and set it aside to dry.

 

I die-cut the trees from the Forest Scene Builder dies and and adhered them on my colored background.

 

I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my spectrum noir alcohol markers.  I fussy-cut the images with my cutter-bee scissors and foam mounted this piece on my colored background.

 

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using some lobster ink and stamped the flying sleigh with some Versafine onyx black ink.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

The third card is pretty much self-explanatory.  I stamped and colored my images with my alcohol markers and adhered this onto a black card base.  To ground the colored images, I used a red frame and foam mounted this piece on top of the image.

 

I die-cut the sentiment from the Holiday Greetings die set and the pine needles using the Pines & Holly die set with some gold card stock.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I finished my design by adding some glossy accents to the Christmas lights, berries and bows.  I know black and red aren’t traditional Christmas colors but I really LOVE how this card turned out.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

Would you like to win the “Main Street Christmas” or the “Holiday Fringe” 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 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.

 

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

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs October Release Day 2 – Festive Fawns

 

 

It is the second day 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 each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [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 release, the design team is showcasing the Festive Fawns stamp set and coordinating dies.

 

 

To begin, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I also stamped the peppermints from the Newton’s Candy Cane stamp set.  I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers and die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I die-cut the trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set.  I inked up some Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks and used a die from my stash to create my scene.  I foam-mounted this piece on an A2 size card base.  I adhered the trees with some liquid adhesive and foam-mounted the deer and the peppermints.

 

 

Lastly, I added some Crystal Nuvo drops on the peppermints for some added texture and shine, and stamped the sentiment on my card.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

 

Would you like to win the “Festive Fawns” 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.

 

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

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

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Newton’s Nook October Release Day 1 – Christmas Trimmings & Holiday Lights

 

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and stencils 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 Christmas Trimmings and Holiday Lights stamp sets and coordinating dies, with the Ornaments and Light Strings stencils:

 

 

 

I started out with an A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and ink-blended this piece with some distress oxide inks.  I used the Petite Snow stencil to add more texture and dimension to my scene. I inked up another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used the Land Borders die to die-cut the the snowbank and used some tumbled glass distress oxide inks to give it more color.

 

I stamped and colored my images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Proof Ink in Rustic Brown.  I colored my images in Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I die-cut the images the coordinating dies.

 

I stamped the trees on my colored background using the Festive Forest and Winter Memories stamp sets.  I foam-mounted the snowbank, as well as the main image to the foreground.  I also adhered the Christmas ornaments with some liquid adhesive.

 

I stamped my sentiment on the card with some Lobster quick dry ink.  Here’s my card:

 

 

To finish my design, I added some glossy accents to the Christmas ornaments and the star.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

For my second project, I die-cut some Neenah solar white card stock using the scallop die from the Frames & Tags die set.  I used the Light Strings stencil to create the strings for my lights.  I stamped the lights from the Holiday Lights stamp set and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend alcohol markers.

 

I used my Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard to add more texture and dimension to the Christmas lights.  This really gave it a nice glittery shine.  I set it aside to dry for about 40 minutes.

 

I stamped the sentiment from the Ornamental Wishes stamp set using some Versafine onyx black ink and sprinkled this with some clear embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set the sentiment.

 

I adhered my foreground on some black card stock and added this piece to a school-house red card base.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I really LOVE the glitter and shine from the Nuvo Crystal drops that I added to the lights.  It made it look a little more realistic.  Here’s a a little close-up:

 

 

 

Which stamp set is your favorite today?  To be honest, I can’t even pick one.  Wait til you see the stamp sets that we will be revealing in the next few days.  You guys are going to LOVE them all!

 

Would you like to win the “Christmas Trimmings” 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.

 

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

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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2019 World Card-making Day with Cas-ual Fridays

 

Card-makers around the world are united today as we celebrate WORLD CARD-MAKING DAY!  I am so excited to share today’s post because Cas-ual Fridays has a huge treat in store for participants.  Please read though at the end of my post to find out how you can WIN  gift codes at the shop and the grand prize will be A SPOT AS A GUEST-DESIGNER with Cas-ual Fridays Stamps!

For today’s card, I am showcasing the Serendipi-tea stamp set and the Tea-pot fri-dies.  Here’s what they look like:

 

 

 

 

 

To begin, I die-cut the tea pot and coffee cups using the the tea-pot fri-dies with some Neenah solar white card stock.  I positioned the die-cuts back on the card stock with some low tack tape and put them in my MISTI stamping tool to stamp the images.  I did this because the dies are solid and I want to be able to stamp them perfectly.  I colored the images with alcohol markers.

 

I cut another A2 size Neenah white card stock and used a die from my stash to cut the three windows.  I wanted to add some fun shaker elements to this card.  I die-cut an A2 size acetate sheet and adhered in onto the back of the card.  I added some orange sequins and foam mounted this on some blue card base.  I also foam-mounted the coffee cups and the tea pot on the foreground.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

To finish my design, I die-cut some orange hearts and adhered them onto my card.  I also adhered some blue droplets for added texture and dimension.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

Now here’s the exciting part on how you can participate and WIN:

 

We want to see your cards created this weekend: Birthday cards, Thank you cards, Holiday cards, any kind of CARDS… We would love to see your CAS-ual Fridays creations BUT everyone is welcome to play and will be eligible to win regardless of which products you use.  Cas-ual Fridays is having a link party so please head on over there to join.

 

What could you win?  We will have a couple of random winners who will receive prize codes, and the Grand Prize winner will win a Guest Design spot with us, the Girl Fridays, complete with a product prize package!

 

We can’t wait to see your fabulous WCMD creations!  Link them up on the Cas-ual Fridays blog post before 11:55 am Mountain time on Monday October 7th for your chance to win!  Random prize winners will be notified throughout the weekend and the Grand Prize winner will be announced by Cas-ual Fridays on Monday night.

 

I hope you like my project today.  There is also a SALE going on at Cas-ual Fridays Stamps so take advantage and order your favorites now.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME”  for an additional 15% off your order.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  HAPPY WORLD CARD-MAKING DAY!

 

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D.I.Y Halloween Decor and Handmade Card with Xyron

Have you ever gone to the Dollar Store and and got disappointed with the quality of the decor?  As crafters, we have a ton of supplies and with just a little patience and imagination, you can create your own cute decorations for Halloween.  It has been awhile since I created some DIY projects so here are a couple that you can make on your own.  If you don’t have the dies that I used for my projects, you can always get stickers and other supplies from the craft store.

 

For my projects today, I am using my favorite tool, the Xyron Creative Station Lite and my favorite Xyron Mega Tape Runner with products that I already have from my stash.

 

First up, the Halloween banner.  I started by die-cutting the letters “SPOOKY” using the Large Alphabet Dies by Kat Scrappiness.  I positioned the letters and run it through my Xyron Creative Station Lite to create the sticker.  I die-cut the banner six times with some black card stock using my Lawn Fawn banner die.  I used some spider web” die-cuts that I’ve had for years and adhered them onto the banner.

 

 

 

 

Since the letters are now very sticky, they were so easy to adhere to the banner.

 

 

I used some black seam binding ribbon to create the banner and hung it on my wall.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

For my second project, I wanted to create some luminaries using a Spellbinder die that I have in my stash for a few months now.   I couldn’t wait to create this project.  To begin, I die-cut some black card stock and some vellum using the dies.  I added some adhesive using my Xyron Mega Tape Runner.

 

 

I adhered the vellum using the tape runner and assembled the luminary.   Since this is made entirely out of card stock, I used an LED tea light candle to illuminate this piece.  This luminary has four designs and I really LOVE how it turned out.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

 

Lastly, I created a handmade Halloween card to send to my best friend.  I die-cut the main card base using the LDRS Creative Build A Card – Spooky Hat with some black card stock.  I die-cut the second piece with some purple card stock and used an embossing folder to add some dimension.

 

 

I adhered the pieces using my Xyron Creative Station Lite and my Xyron Mega Tape Runner.  Here is the card:

 

 

I really LOVE how this one turned out.  Using my Xyron Creative Station Lite made it easier for me to adhere the little pieces together.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

I hope I have given you some great inspiration to create your own DIY decor and handmade cards.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

 

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National Coffee Day Blog Hop with Kat Scrappiness

 

 

Hello KS fans!  You should have arrived here from Meghan Kennihan’s blog. It’s NATIONAL COFFEE DAY and Kat Scrappiness is CELEBRATING in a BIG WAY!  Grab a mug or a pot of coffee and join us for all the fun. We have a fabulous SALE and BLOG HOP for you today with tons of PRIZES. We have 20% off our ENTIRE Coffee Category Today Only using code COFFEE2019.  We also have a giveaway so please make sure to scroll down towards the end of this post to find out how you can participate and WIN some prizes.

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the KS Layered Coffee Cup Die, KS Stitched Scalloped Border Die, Newton’s Nook Pumpkin Latte Stamp set (sentiment) and the Stitched Leaves Dies by Lawn Fawn.

 

I die-cut the KS Layered Coffee Cup dies on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I also die-cut the coffee sleeve with some Lawn Fawn patterned paper and assembled the pieces together.

 

I inked up some Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks and used the Lawn Fawn stitched leaves die to die-cut the pieces that I need.

 

I used the KS Stitched Scalloped Border Dies to create some scalloped border on a piece of beige card stock.  I adhered this piece on my card base and also adhered all the die-cut pieces to assemble my card.

 

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Newton’s Nook Pumpkin Latte stamp set on the coffee sleeve with some Versamark ink and sprinkled some embossing powder.  I heat set the sentiment using my Wagner heating tool.  Here’s my card:

 

 

To finish my design, I added the gold bow on the coffee cup.  I think this card turned out really cute.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

Got Coffee?  Then HOP ALONG:

 

1) Please make sure you leave a comment on this blog and move on to Jo Thompson.  Once you are done hopping along, come back to the Kat Scrappiness original blog post and let us know your FAVORITE KS Coffee Product!

 

2) You have from September 29th – October 5th to comment.

 

3) Kat Scrappiness will be randomly choosing winners from any of the blogs, any of the comments and announcing them on October 6th in a new post (see PRIZES below):

 

TWO GRAND PRIZES:

#1: Layered Coffee Cup Die and “Got Coffee?” Word Die, Selection of Coffee Sequins, Jewels, and Sprinkles

#2: Coffee Lover’s Surprise Package

 

THREE AWESOME PRIZES:

#1: Layered Coffee Cup Die

#2: “Got Coffee” Die

#3: Selection of Coffee Sequins, Jewels, and Sprinkles

 

 

 

National Coffee Day Blog Hop with CAS-ual Fridays

 

It’s National Coffee Day and we are celebrating at CASual Fridays with a blog hop.  For my project today, I am showcasing the Hearts A2 Panel Fri-Die, Cup of Coffee stamp set, Coffee Cup Fri-Dies and the Coffee Talk stamp set.  We have three prizes up for grabs so make sure to read at the end of the blog post for a chance to WIN.

 

To make this day even more fun, CASual Friday had put their entire COFFEE COLLECTION on Sale for 20% off.  No coupon code needed.  For further discount, you can avail my discount code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off.

 

 

To begin, I started by using a clouds stencil from my stash and inked up my background using different shades of distress oxide inks.  I wanted some oranges and pinks as my background color to symbolize fall.  I cut another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used the Hearts A2 panel fri-die.  I set this die-cut aside so I can work on the other elements I need for my card.

 

I stamped the coffee cup from the cup of coffee stamp set on a brown patterned paper.  I put this piece inside my MISTI stamping tool to stamp the sentiment from the coffee talk stamp set.  I used Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder, and heat-set this with my heating tool.

 

I adhered the colored panel on an A2 size side-fold card base.  I added the Hearts A2 background panel with liquid adhesive and started working on creating my scene.  I used some fall leaves that I die-cut awhile ago from my stash and started layering them for some added texture and dimension.

 

Lastly, I used another die from my stash to die-cut the “whipped cream” and colored it lightly with my alcohol markers.  I foam-mounted this piece onto my card.

 

 

I really LOVE how this card turned out.   The white sentiment on the coffee cup stood out and the colors of the leaves complimented the colored background.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  Here are the details for the giveaway:

 

We have three (3) $15 prize codes up for grabs:

 

1.  1 lucky comment on the main Cas-ual Fridays Blog post win.

 

2.  1 lucky comment on @CASualFridaysStamps facebook group will win (follow the FB group).

 

3.  1 lucky comment on @casfridays Instagram account will win (follow @casfridays on instagram).