Newton’s Nook Designs Halloween Inspiration Week

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!

Last week, I shared this cute “Candy Corn” Halloween tag on my blog and my friend liked it so much that I had to re-create it this week. I am featuring the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set with the Trick or Treat Kittens stamp set and coordinating dies.

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.
  • Use coordinating die to die-cut the image.
  • 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!

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It’s All About Candy Corn with Newton’s Nook Designs

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).

For my project, I am showcasing the Candy Corn 6×6 Stencil Set, along with the Candy Corn Stamp Set and Dies with the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set.

Step by Step Instruction:

  • Use Pixie Spray to temporarily adhere Candy Corn Stencil # 1 on some Neenah Solar White card stock.
  • Use some detailed blending brushes with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink and blend until you get a nice vibrant color. Let this dry for a few minutes.
  • Repeat process and use Candy Corn Stencil #2 using Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink.
  • Repeat the process above but this time, use Deco Foil Transfer Gel Blanco to make it stand out. Smooth the gel out by using the Stencil Pal. Let this dry for about half an hour.
  • Stamp images on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • Die-cut the images with Candy Corn coordinating die.
  • 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!

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Too Cute to Spook with LDRS Creative

Hello LDRS fans!  I’m back today with two VERY SIMPLE (but so ADORABLE) cards, showcasing the Trick or Treat 6×8 Pirouette Stamp Set along with the newest “must-have” stamping template called Pirouette Pattern Templates with some of the greatest hybrid inks –> RavenAlloyGrape Ape and In Your Face Orange.

This first card reminds me of one of my all-time favorite animated movie for Halloween.  Can you guess what movie that is?  Of course that was my inspiration creating this card. 

I started by positioning the Pirouette Pattern Master Template inside my stamping tool and taped it down with washi tape.  I position the spider web from the Trick or Treat 6×8 Pirouette Stamp Set in the center and closed the lid. I opened the lid again to place my card stock inside the stamping tool and stamped the spider web in the middle using Alloy Hybrid Ink.  I went on and positioned the stars and dots wreath and used Grape Ape Hybrid Ink.    

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!

I started with a 4×4 card stock and stamped the spiderweb first with Alloy Hybrid Ink.  Next, I stamped the stars and dots wreath image using Grape Ape Hybrid Ink.  I positioned the ghost and stamped it with Raven Hybrid ink.  I colored the ghost with some alcohol markers for added dimension.  Then, I moved on by stamping the rest of the images with Raven and In Your Face Orange Hybrid inks.

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: 

I just LOVE using the Trick or Treat 6×8 Pirouette Stamp Set with the Pirouette Pattern Templates!  You can create endless design possibilities using both products!  For more project inspiration, please head on over to the LDRS Creative Blog or the LDRS Creative YouTube channel.    The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping! 

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Cheers, Witches! With Newton’s Nook Designs

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.

It is so much fun to mix and match a couple of stamp sets and for today’s project, I am showcasing the Brooms & Boos stamp set and dies, Count Newton stamp set and dies, along with the Spooky Street Stamp set.

Step-by Step Instructions:

  • Stamp images on Neenah solar white card stock with alcohol-friendly ink and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • Die-cut colored images using coordinating dies.
  • Die cut some extra elements on black card stock to create the spooky scene, using the land borders die set and extra tombstone from the Count Newton die set.
  • 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!

Love,

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DISCLOSURE. *I belong to a few design teams with affiliate programs and link these supplies at the end of each blog post. If you click on my affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I use these funds to pay for the cost of running this blog. If you like what I do, please consider supporting me by clicking on these links. Thank you so much!

Kat Scrappiness September Product Release – HALLOWEEN +GIVEAWAY Info

September Release Day One

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!!


DRESS-UP QUOKKA STAMP SET & COORDINATING DIES:

Starting with the Dress Up Quokka Stamps (and dies).  You can use these cute little quokkas alone, or with any of our coordinating products- i.e., Dress Up Quokka Halloween Costumes Add On Stamp Set, Thanksgiving Costumes Add On Stamp Set and Christmas Costumes Add On Stamp Set (being released tomorrow!).


DRESS-UP QUOKKA HALLOWEEN ADD-ON  STAMP SET

Coordinating dies coming soon (mid Sept) although you can purchase the SVG cut files at the shop now.


HOME SWEET HOME BASE DIE

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!

Home Sweet Home Base Die

HOME SWEET HOME – HAUNTED HOUSE HALLOWEEN ADD-ON DIE SET

The Haunted House dies are an add-on die set made to go with our Home Sweet Home Die Set.   This die set will turn your home sweet home house into a spooky haunted house for Halloween!  (This die set will not work alone, you need the Home Sweet Home Dies to create your very own  haunted house).

Haunted House Add On Dies

CRAFTER’S ESSENTIALS – HALLOWEEN DIE SET

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!)

Crafters Essentials Halloween Dies

BOO-GY GHOSTS DIE SET

This super adorable Boo-gy Ghosts die set consists of 9 dies including five ghosts and four cute little accessories that will allow you to create each ghost’s individual character!

Boo-gy Ghost Dies

CREEPY CRAWLY DIE SET

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?

creepy crawly dies

LIFT YOUR SPIRITS WORD DIE WITH SHADOW

This sentiment die has a 1/4″ shadow.  You can use the sentiment with or without the shadow.  This die set can be used for any occasion and they’re also perfectly matched to go with the Boo-gy Ghosts!


HAPPY HALLOWEEN WORD DIE WITH SHADOW

This sentiment die has a 1/4″ shadow.  You can use the sentiment with or without the shadow.

Happy Halloween Die

BOO TO YOU SLIMLINE PAPER PACK

This BOO TO YOU! Patterned Paper Pack is a fun, colorful and spooky selection of papers in a Halloween theme.  They will make your Halloween cards a blast to create!



MINI SLIMLINE ENVELOPE DIE SET – HAPPY MAIL

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.

Happy Mail Mini Slimline Envelope Die

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.

I used the Home Sweet Home Halloween Add-On Die Set to finish the spooky house.  The tree and bats are from the Crafter’s Essentials Halloween Die Set and the cute ghosts (die-cut using some white glitter card stock) are from the Boo-gy Ghosts Die Set.


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 filmstrip is from the Slimline Film Strip Border Dies.  I finished my design by adding more creepy elements to the card and used the  Happy Halloween Word Die with shadow as my sentiment.


My third sample is fairly simple!  For my card base, I used the Tri-Fold Scored Cards and Envelopes available at the shop with the Never-Ending Square die set to create the windows.  I once again ink-blended the background with some distress oxide inks and clouds stencil.  I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Boo To You Paper Pack and adhered on the inside with liquid glue. 

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.

(Inside view of the tri-fold card)


The matching envelope using the Happy Mail Mini SL Envelope Die Set and Boo To You SL Paper Pack.

I hope you like my samples today. The supplies are listed and linked below. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the main Kat Scrappiness Release blog post to join the giveaway by clicking on this GIVEAWAY LINK!

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY SHOPPING!

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DISCLOSURE. *I belong to a few design teams with affiliate programs and link these supplies at the end of each blog post. If you click on my affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I use these funds to pay for the cost of running this blog. If you like what I do, please consider supporting me by clicking on these links. Thank you so much!

A Friend Like You is One of a Kind

Hello LDRS fans!  Maria here with you on the blog today sharing this slimline card, showcasing the Garden’s Edge Slimline stamp set, along with the Garden’s Edge Coordinating die and the Honeycomb Cover Plate slimline die

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! 

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A “Mice” Hello!

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.

For my project today, I am showcasing the Garden Mice stamp set and coordinating dies along with the Essential Alphabet Die Set, Floral Lace Stencil and Sea Borders Die Set.

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!

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8th-Year Birthday Celebration, a Mini Release + Sale & a Giveaway!

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!

For today’s festivities, the design team is showcasing the Cupcakes Layering Stencils with Newton’s Cupcake stamp set and coordinating dies. Here’s what they look like:

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.

Would you like to win a $50 store credit to the Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop? We will choose TWO lucky winners! 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 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 Monday, July 19th at 9pm ET to comment  –> winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, July 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

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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2 Cards Featuring Tropical Floral SL Stamp Set & Stencils with LDRS Creative

Hello LDRS fans!  Maria here with you and I am back to share two cards with you, showcasing the Tropical Floral Slimline stamp set.  

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:

The next card looks complicated but trust me, it’s really easy!  I started by stamping the image using the Tropical Floral Slimline stamp set with some Coffee Bean Hybrid Ink.  Coloring the image was very easy because I used the Tropical Floral Slimline Layering Stencil Set with some Hybrid inks (colors mentioned below).  Let me tell you, this was a huge GAME CHANGER!  I love, love, love the layering stencils!   

For the Hibiscus, I layered Soft KissesFandango and Scarlet Rose.  The yellows are Banana Cream PieDan-D-Lion and Tangerine Dream. The greens are Pistachios-A-PlentyPrickly Pear Perfection and Evergreen.

I used the Tropical Floral Slimline coordinating die to die-cut the image.  I cut some Neenah solar white card stock measuring 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  I added texture to this card stock by applying some metallix gel using the Plaid Stencil and palette knife.  I set this aside to let it dry for about half an hour and adhered the focal image with liquid glue.  

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!

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