NND August Release Day 4 – Harvest Haul + Newton’s Crate + Giveaway

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

For the final day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Harvest Haul Stamp Set + coordinating dies along with the Newton’s Crate Stamp Set + coordinating dies.

For my first project, I started by masking some Bristol smooth white card stock with masking tape and ink-blending this panel using the Sunscape Stencil and some distress oxide inks. I cut this panel and adhered on some Neenah solar white card stock with liquid glue.

I added some texture to the foreground by using some embossing folder and partially embossed the same on the die-cutting machine, then adhering it to a top folding notecard.

I finished the card design by stamping the sentiment on the banner that was die-cut from the Frames & Flags Die Set and heat-set with the heating tool. Here’s another look:

The next project is so cute and I love how this turned out. I started by temporarily taping the Jack-O-Lantern stencil no. 1 on some Neenah solar white panel. I used some orange ink and a blending brush to add the pumpkins.

I did the same to add the pumpkin stems detail by taping Jack-O-Lantern stencil no. 2 to the panel and used some lime green dye ink with another blending brush. I removed the stencil and cut this panel and adhered on some pattern paper from the Autumn Paper Pad with liquid glue.

I needed to ground the pumpkin images from the pattern paper so I adhered two orange strips on both sides, and added the scallop vellum that was die-cut using the Oval Frames Die. The vellum somehow toned down the busy patterns of the background, don’t you think?!

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and die-cut using the coordinating die. I colored the images with some alcohol markers and foam-mounted to the card-front for added dimension. I stamped the sentiment on the image with some black ink.

Lastly, I added the orange bow to the card to finish my design. In case you’re wondering, the bow is from the Baby Bib Die Set. Here’s another look at the card:

Would you like to win the “Harvest Haul” or the “Newton’s Crate” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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NND August Release Day 3 – Autumn Oval + Autumn Paper Pad + Giveaway

It’s Day 3 of the August release by Newton’s Nook Designs! Are you enjoying the reveals so far? Remember that you have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 3, we are showcasing the Autumn Oval Stamp Set that coordinates perfectly with the previously-released Oval Frames Die Set with the BEAUTIFUL Autumn Paper Pad.

The background was created by die-cutting the Autumn Paper with a rectangle die from my collection. I adhered this panel on some A2-size, top-folding notecard.

The focal image was stamped on some Neenah solar white card stock and die-cut using the Oval Frames Die Set. I fussy-cut around the images using precision snips for added texture and interest.

Alcohol markers were used to color the pumpkins, leaves and berries, including the detailed oval on the side to ground the images [Designer tip: this somehow made the images pop against the yellow background].

I finished the card design by adding the sentiment that was heat-set with heating tool and die-cut using the smallest die from the Oval Frames Die Set.

Would you like to win the “Autumn Oval” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Happy Birthday Card with CC Designs

I have been building up my stash of birthday cards and my project today features one of my favorite stamp sets from CC Designs called Birthday Critters with the Birthday Critters Die Set.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • stamp the images on some Neenah Classic Crest Solar white card stock.
  • color images in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • die-cut the image using the coordinating die.
  • die-cut some birthday-themed pattern paper and adhere on some A2-size, top-folding notecard.
  • die-cut the Happy Birthday Circle Frame die on some Neenah 100 lb. card stock.
  • use the circle shaker pouch and add some confetti as the shaker element. Adhere and close the shaker on the card.
  • adhere the Happy Birthday die-cut on the circle shaker using liquid glue.
  • finish the card design by adhering the focal image on the card.

I love the simplicity of this fun shaker card. I hope you like this project today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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NND August Release Day 2 – Halloween Pile + Spiderweb Oval + Giveaway

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

For Day 2 of the reveals, we are showcasing the Halloween Pile Stamp Set + coordinating dies along with the Spiderweb Oval Stamp Set that goes along with the previously released Oval Frames Die Set.

For my first project, I started by die-cutting the pattern paper from the Halloween Meows Paper Pad and adhered the same on some A2-size, top-folding notecard. I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut the image out.

The background was made by by doing the following steps –> (1) cover some Bristol smooth white card stock with some circle masking paper; (2) ink-blend this panel with some distress oxide ink; (3) use some distress sprayer to spray some water and pick up the excess with some paper towel; (4) remove the masking paper and use the same foam-blending tool to add some interest and texture to the moon; (5) remove the masking paper and adhere the ink-blended background to the card with foam-adhesive for more dimension.

Die-cut the grass panel using the Land Border Die on some black card stock and adhere to the foreground with liquid glue. Adhere the focal image on the card. Stamp the bats with some black ink.

Finish the card design by stamping the sentiment on the grass with Versamark ink. Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool. Here’s another look:

The next project is really simple but I LOVE how it turned out! I die-cut the pattern paper from the Halloween Meows Paper Pad and adhered the same on some A2-size, top-folding notecard with liquid glue.

The focal image was stamped on some black card stock with Versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder on this and heat-set with the heating tool. I die-cut the focal image using the Oval Frame Die and used my precision snips to fussy-cut around the images. I foam-mounted this to the card for added dimension.

I finished the card design by foam-mounting the sentiment that I stamped and heat-set with heating tool and die-cut using the smallest oval die from the Oval Frames Die Set. Here’s another quick look:

Would you like to win the “Halloween Pile” or the “Spiderweb Oval” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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NND August Release Day 1 – Franken Newton + Halloween Meows + Halloween Woofs Paper Pad + Stencil + Giveaway

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

For Day 1 of the reveals, we are showcasing the Franken Newton Stamp Set + coordinating dies, along with the Halloween Meows and Halloween Woofs Paper Pads with the Jack-O-Lantern Stencil.

I started by stamping my images on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored the images in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I cut the pattern paper from the Halloween Meows Paper Pad with a rectangle die from my collection and adhered this panel on some A2-size, top-folding notecard.

Next, I die-cut the oval panel using the Oval Frames Die Set on some Bristol Smooth white card stock. I ink-blended this panel with some distress oxide ink and foam-mounted the same to the card for added dimension.

I die-cut the scallop circle again using the Oval Frames Die Set on some black card stock and used the Land Borders Die to create the grass for my scene. This was also foam-mounted to the foreground.

I felt like my scene needed more texture so I added the Birch Trees that I die-cut on some black card stock using the Forest Scene Builder Dies and adhered on the background with liquid glue. I added the colored images on the card with liquid and foam adhesive.

I finished the card design by stamping the sentiment and “eyes” from the Spooky Street Stamp Set with some black ink. Here’s another look at the card:

Would you like to win the “Franken-Newton” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Sky High Celebrations with Newton’s Nook Designs

It has been extra HOT over here and I have been staying indoors for the last few weeks! Having said that, I am extremely busy in my studio creating projects to give you more inspiration on this blog.

Today’s card features the Sky High Celebration Stamp Set and coordinating dies, along with the Clouds Stencil, A Dog’s Life Paper Pad and the Tranquil Tides stamp Set.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images from the Sky High Celebrations Stamp Set on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • use the coordinating die to cut the image.
  • use masking tape to cover a portion of your A2-size card stock.
  • using the Clouds Stencil and blending brush, add some color to the background with dye ink.
  • lift the masking tape and move it to mask off the clouds,
  • use the image from the Tranquil Tides stamp Set and start randomly stamping the image for added texture. Remove the masking tape.
  • adhere this card panel on some A2-size top folding notecard.
  • cut a strip of the pattern paper from the A Dog’s Life Paper Pad and adhere on the card front.
  • adhere the focal image on the card with liquid glue.
  • finish the card design by stamping the sentiment with black ink.

I hope you like this card today. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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August CREATIVE HOP WITH REVERSE CONFETTI

I am so happy to join Reverse Confetti’s Creative Hop where you’ll find a lot of AMAZING inspiration using products from the last release. Check out the hop listing below to see the wonderful projects prepared by the entire team.

For my project today, I am showcasing the Flower Builder Confetti Cuts along with the Little Bits Envie Confetti Cuts, Sunny Flower Stamp Set and Little Bits Sentiment Stamp.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • die-cut the Little Envelope using the Little Bits Envie Confetti Cuts with some Neenah solar white card stock.
  • place the envelope inside your stamping tool and start stamping the dots from the Sunny Flower stamp set with some yellow dye ink.
  • cut the insert using some yellow card stock measuring 2 5/8 by 2 5/8. Place this piece inside the cut-out. [Designer tip: I didn’t stamp the inside as this is where I’ll write my note].
  • stamp the sentiment on the little envelope using the Little Bits Sentiment Stamp Set with some black ink. This stamp set is a must-have for sure!
  • die-cut the flower and leaves using the Flower Builder Confetti Cuts on some pink, yellow, orange and green card stock.
  • assemble the flowers and adhere on the little envelope with liquid glue. [Designer tip: make sure you are not adhering the flower covering the opening so that your recipient can open and close the envelope.]

I really LOVE the latest release by Reverse Confetti. I hope you like my project and got inspired! Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration.

Remember that you will get a FREE STAMP SET on orders over $60.00!!!! Don’t forget to hop along and check out more inspiration from the entire team. Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Here’s the hop listing:

Reverse Confetti

Andrea Shell

Sandhya Iyer

Maria Russell (you are here)

Lisa Henke

Lien Leysen

Angela Simpson

Amy Kolling

Heather Ruwe

Tricia Barber

Dana Kirby

Joy Baldwin

Jeanne Jachna

April Antonio

Amy Tsuruta

Colleen Beamish

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Sunny Flower Stamp Set with Reverse Confetti

It’s Day 2 of my Reverse Confetti Release August inspiration! I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s post. If you haven’t seen the July release yet, head on over to the Reverse Confetti online store because they are AMAZING!

Today’s beautiful card features the Sunny Flower Stamp Set + coordinating dies, along with the Deco Cover Panel Confetti Cuts.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • using your paper trimmer, cut another A2-size white notecard panel diagonally.
  • stamp the dots randomly on this piece and foam-mount on the card for added dimension.
  • adhere the flowers and leaves with liquid glue.
  • use precision snips to cut the excess.
  • stamp the sentiment “thanks” on some black card stock and heat-set with heating tool. Adhere the sentiment on the card.
  • finish the card design by stamping the word “friend” with some dye ink.

The new Reverse Confetti July release is absolutely FABULOUS! Visit the shop before they sell out! I have also listed and linked them all below in case you’re interested. Remember that you will get a free stamp set for orders over $60 before shipping.

I hope you like this simple card today. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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Flower Builder Confetti Cuts with Reverse Confetti

Hello my crafty friends! I was not able to join the Reverse Confetti Release last month so I am dedicating a few days to feature these amazing products and give you more project inspiration. If you haven’t seen it yet, head on over to the Reverse Confetti online store because they are AMAZING!

Today’s beautiful card features the beautiful Flower Builder Confetti Cuts along with the Deco Cover Panel Confetti Cuts and Thanks Word Die.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • die-cut the flower pieces and leaves on some Bristol Smooth White card stock.
  • use distress oxide inks and blending brushes to add some color to the die-cut pieces. [Designer tip: make sure you are blending the colors well to create a smooth transition between the colors]
  • assemble the flowers with foam and liquid adhesive for added dimension.
  • use the Deco Cover Panel Confetti Cuts and die-cut some pattern paper.
  • dilute some white gouache paint with water and use the brush to splatter some color to the pattern paper and flowers for added texture. Adhere this panel on some A2-size top-folding notecard.
  • adhere the flowers with foam and liquid glue.
  • die-cut the word “thanks” twice on some black and white card stock. Adhere them together with liquid glue by offsetting it a little bit to create dimension.
  • finish the card design by adhering the sentiment.

The new Reverse Confetti July release is absolutely FABULOUS! Visit the shop before they sell out! I have also listed and linked them all below in case you’re interested. Remember that you will get a free stamp set for orders over $60 before shipping.

I hope you like this simple card today. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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