Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Playful Pandas


I get super excited each month as we start our reveals of the new stencils, stamp set and dies by 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.  [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 our first reveal day, the design team is showcasing the two new stencils called Serene Stripes and Sunscape, with the Playful Pandas stamp set and coordinating dies.  Here’s what they looks like:



I know this sounds redundant but each reveal month, I am just blown away by the talented Jennifer Jackson.   It seems that every month, it just gets better and better!

For my first card, I stamped the images on some white card stock with my Tim Holtz stamp platform and memento tuxedo black ink.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers.  This did not take a long time since Pandas are generally black and white, but I highlighted them with some light gray Copic marker to give it more dimension.  I die-cut the Pandas and bamboo with the coordinating dies.

I cut an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and colored my background using the new Sunscape stencil, with my mini ink blending tool.  I used Picked Raspberry and Tattered Rose distress Oxide Inks.   I die-cut the card stock with a die from my stash.  I adhered the acetate sheet and added foam adhesive to create my well for my shaker card.

I added some sparkling clear sequins by Kat Scrappiness, and adhered my card base onto the shaker to secure my shaker elements.  I die-cut some mint green card stock using the Sky borders die.  I wanted to make it look like grassy hills.  I adhered the hills on top of the acetate, and glued the pandas and bamboo as well.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment “Pada-monium” on my card.  Here’s what it looks like:


Don’t you just love those little pandas?  They are adorable!


I love the colors that I used on this card.  The pandas are so cute and I love the new Sunscape stencil.  Here’s another close-up:


For my second card, I wanted to make a different design by adding the pandas in the middle of the card.

I colored some white card stock using the Serene stripes stencil with Lucky Clover distress oxide ink and my mini-ink blending tool.  I die-cut another piece of some white card stock using a border die from my stash, and adhered these two pieces with foam adhesive.  I finished my design by adhering the pandas, balloons and bamboo in the middle of the card.  Here’s the card:


I added some white dots to the cheeks, balloons and also the bamboo.  Here’s a little close-up:


Would you like to win the “Playful Pandas” 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 June 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 22nd.

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

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich


Just Chicken-In Card – New Die at Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty peeps!  I am super excited to share this post because today, we are launching a new die by Kat Scrappiness called Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire Background Die.  This die is designed by Kathleen herself and it is AMAZING!  It gives a nice wood grain-embossed details on the die-cut.  Here’s what it looks like:


I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock with my Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I fuzzy-cut the images using my precision cut scissors.

I used some older dies by Lawn Fawn to die-cut the grass hills and the picket fence.

I die-cut some silver foiled card stock using the new die.  I also used another light tan card stock to die-cut the same piece so I can layer them together.  For the second piece, I cut the wires using my scissors, and adhered this piece onto the silver foiled card stock.  I adhered an acetate sheet to this piece, then added foam adhesive to create my little well for my shaker card.

I cut an A2 size card stock for my card base.  I used the Sunburst Layering Stencils by Honeybee Stamps (also available at the shop) to color my card base.  I used a clouds stencil die to add the clouds.

I added the Walking on Sunshine sequin mix inside the well and adhered my card base on top to create my shaker card.  I adhered the chicken and the little chicks onto the foreground.

To finish my design, I die-cut some white card stock using the Stitched Flag Dies and stamped the sentiment.  I added this piece to my card with a pink bow.


I love, love, love this new die!  I love that it also embosses the die-cut.  This die will also be great to create some layers, or do an inlaid technique.  The possibilities are endless!


You guys should also check out the new sequin mixes at the shop.  This Walking on Sunshine sequin mix is so cheerful and the colors are so vibrant!  I chose this mix to make it look like corn kernels 🙂


Please check out the new products available now at   This new die is a must-have!  I hope you like my shaker card and wishing you all a wonderful day!  Happy crafting!


Newton Dreams of Paris

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope you are all having a great week so far!  Who is getting ready to pack up for a holiday trip?   I will be traveling a lot this month but unfortunately I am not going to Paris though!  Major bummer!  It wouldn’t hurt to dream about Paris though, would it?  The last time I was in Paris, it was October of 2012.  It was so cold and rainy and I didn’t get the chance to go up the Eiffel Tower.  Okay, who I am kidding?  I probably wouldn’t be able to go up there anytime of the year anyway because I’m afraid of heights!  So I am sitting here dreaming about seeing Paris in the summer time, riding a hot air balloon or going at the top of the Eiffel Tower.

For today’s card, I am showcasing this adorable stamp set called Newton Dreams of Paris with the coordinating dies.  I completely ADORE this stamp set.  This is for sure, a must-have for any stamper.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  For each rainbow, I used two Copic markers to blend the colors.   I have a process video for you today (linked below) if you’d like to see the whole process.


I really love how this card turned out!


I finished the design by adding white dots to the hot air balloon and the sky, and glossy accents to the hearts!


Here’s the process video:

I hope you got inspired today.  Please visit to purchase the stamp set and dies.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!


Gone Fishing’ Scrapbook Layout

I hope everyone’s having a great week.  Maria here on the blog with you today!  I am sharing a scrapbook layout, showcasing the Great Outdoors Fishing Paper Crafting Kit with I’d Rather be Fishing 3D stickers.  I have always wanted to use this Kit but never had a chance until now.


Here’s what I got to play with.  This Great Outdoors Fishing Paper Crafting Kit is a must-have!  It also comes with a 12×12 sticker sheet!




I started out by printing my photos using my Canon Selphy Photo Printer.  I love this printer so much and I think every scrapbooker should own one.




I chose the paper that I wanted to use for my layout and started planning where I wanted my photos to go.  I always do this step first every time I work on a scrapbook layout before I start adhering them onto the paper.  This gives me time to adjust them and plan on what embellishments I needed to finish my designs.




I matted my photos with black card stock and adhered them to my layout.




I started adding the embellishments to my layout and added the alphabet stickers that are included in the Great Outdoors Fishing Paper Crafting Kit.




I think a scrapbook layout should always tell a story.  Without it, it’s just a photo album!  I always like to write the story with my own handwriting as it gives it a more personal touch.  Hopefully my children will be taking care of these books when I’m gone, and they will be able to pass it on to my future grandchildren.




Did I mention I love the stickers from the I’d Rather Be Fishing 3D Stickers?   That little fish looks so realistic!




I absolutely LOVE the alphabet stickers that are included in the kit.  The title made a bold statement on my layout.



Here’s the whole layout:




I hope you guys enjoyed and got inspired today.  Please visit to check out all the supplies I used and listed below.  Have a wonderful day!


SUPPLIES:  The Great Outdoors Paper Crafting Kit and I’d Rather Be Fishing 3D Stickers

(We’re) Made For Each Other – M.F.E.O. with Ghost Inlaid Technique

Hello Kat Scrappiness fans! I hope you are all having a great week so far.  I’m back on the blog today sharing with you this cute card, featuring the Punny Snacks stamp set, the Condensed Lower Case Alpha Dies and the new Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies.  I love the new scalloped dies so much.

I don’t know about you, but I like to keep a stash of “just-because” cards to give to family and friends.  I love the “Ghost Inlaid Technique” that I added to this card using the Condensed Lowercase Alphabet Dies and even though it looks complicated, it really isn’t.  I have a process video for you all today (linked below) so I will keep this blog post short.

Here’s what the card looks like.  I added some cute girly, eyelashes to the soda image on the left side.


Also added some black polka dots to the whole background to finish it off.  I LOVE the cute little smiley faces from the Punny Snack stamp set.  They are adorable!


This M.F.E.O. Quote is one of my favorite scenes from the movie, Sleepless in Seattle.  I thought it was really funny!


Here’s the YouTube process video if you would like to see how I made the card:

I hope I have given you some inspiration today.  Please visit today the supplies I used.  They’re also listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!



Woodland Buddies by Not2Shabby

Hello everyone! I am guest-designing today at Not2Shabby shop and I made three cards, showcasing the Woodland Buddies stamp set.  I have a process video for the birthday card, which I will link below.


I was supposed to join the YouTube Hop last month but my camera stand gave up and I couldn’t film the process for the other two cards that I made earlier.  I ordered a new one but it took awhile for the new camera stand to arrive, which is why I’m only sharing this now.


Here’s the first card that I made:








For the second card, I used one of my favorite dies by Simon Says Stamp, a Sunburst Stencil from MFT Stamps.




To finish my design I added glossy accents to the hearts.




I have a process video for the 3rd card.




I really love the cheerful rainbow background!




Here’s the YouTube video:




I hope you like my cards today.  Please visit to purchase the stamp set and other products I used today (not affiliated).  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Coffee… Because It’s Too Early for Wine – Coffee Lover’s Spring/Summer Blog Hop

SpringSummer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I am so excited to share with you today’s blog post!  It is that time of the year again where all coffee lover’s unite and start the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and the rest of her amazing team responsible for facilitating this great hop!  I don’t know how you guys do it but you all rock!

Today I made a card showcasing the Layered Coffee Cup Die Set, Got Coffee? Die and a bunch of other products available at  #KatScrappiness shop (    THERE IS A SPECIAL COUPON CODE at the shop from today, May 25th to June 1st only, use coupon code: “ILOVECOFFEE” for 10% off your order).  THERE IS ALSO A GIVEAWAY!  Kat is a super sponsor and is giving away TWO (2) $25 gift card from her shop, PLUS a flash price to win the Layered Coffee cup die set and Got Coffee? sentiment die.  Please check all of the details for this giveaway on the

I started out by die-cutting my coffee cup with the Layered Coffee Cup Die set and  the Got Coffee? script sentiment die.  I used my exacto knife to cut the window to create my shaker.  I adhered my acetate sheet onto the card stock and also adhered foam adhesive to create my well.  I added the Sparkling Manhattan Sequin Mix as my shaker element and adhered a beige card stock to cover it.

I covered my card base with some patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Paper Pad.  I die-cut another piece of white card stock and used the largest of the Fancy Scalloped Stitched border die.  I used my Fog ink to stamp the coffee bean images and the sentiment from the Perfect Blend Clear stamp set by SugarPea Designs.

To finish my design, I adhered a “coffee” die-cut from the Got Coffee? die.  Here’s my card:


Here’s another close-up:


I just love how this card turned out.



I hope you got inspired.  Please visit for more details. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have a wonderful day!


We’ve Moved Card with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope you guys were able to join us last week for the May stamps and dies release by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I am back today to share with you a simple card, showcasing the Newton Loves Boxes stamp set and coordinating dies.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut another piece of white card stock and dry-embossed it with the new Framework Die set.   I used another die from my stash to die-cut the window.  I adhered my image inside the window and finished the design by adding the stamp from the In Slow Motion stamp set.  Also added the flowers from the the Deer Friend stamp set.    Here’s my card:


I just absolutely love the simplicity for this card.


This card is going to be massed-produced since hubby and I will be moving location soon.


I hope you got inspired today.  The stamps and dies for the May release are now available for purchase.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!



Scrapbook Layout with Paper House Productions & Scrapbook Adhesives

Hello Paper House Productions fans!  I hope you are having a great week.  This week we are teaming up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.   I will be sharing a layout showcasing the Sun Drenched 12×12 Paper Pad and the Marbleous paper pad collection by the Paper House Productions with some amazing adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives.   Here is what I got to play with during this collaboration:




My mom loves the scrapbook layouts that I have been putting together lately and she asked my sister to email me some of her most favorite photos.  My parents were married for 41 years before my Dad passed away in 1996.  Even when they got a lot older, my Dad would still write love notes to my mom, hold her hand all the time and bring her flowers.  He was very romantic!


I started out with the Sun Drenched 12 x 12 paper pad collection as my base.  I printed my photos using my Canon Selphy Photo Printer .  To ground my photos, I adhered some black card stock with the E-Z Runner Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser.  This is my first time using the adhesives and let me just tell you, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the E-Z Permanent Strips Adhesive.  It applied so smoothly and the adhesive didn’t even skip!  I adhered the photos onto my scrapbook paper.




The theme this week for the collaboration is “SPARKLE”.  I wanted to use the gold foil sheet that I received but it wasn’t big enough to cover the moon and stars die-cut.  I opted to die-cut the elements with a gold card stock instead and adhered it using the Adhesive Dots – Mini.




To finish my design, I adhered the script sentiment with the Adhesive Dots – Mini and used my white paint pen to add some white dots all over the background.




I just cant say enough good things about the adhesives.  I will be ordering more of these adhesives to use for my projects, for sure!   The mini dot adhesives are super sticky and it gave some good dimension to my die-cut pieces.




I just love the background paper that I used using the Sun Drenched paper pad collection, and the contrasting orange piece from the Marbleous paper pad collection with the gold foiling.




Don’t you just love all the sparkle and shine?




I hope you all got inspired this week!  There is also a GIVEAWAY by the Paper House Productions on the Facebook Page and Blog.  The supplies I used are listed and linked.  Have a great weekend!


SUPPLIES:  Sun Drenched 12×12 Paper Pad Collection, Marbleous 12×12 Paper Pad Collection, EZ Runner Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser, Adhesive Dots – Mini.