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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Fluttering By with Kat Scrapppiness

Hello KS Fans! I’m sharing this simple card today, showcasing the Fluttering By Stamp Set, along with the Nesting Fishtail Banner Die Set, Spring Fling Paper Pad and Pink Solid Confetti Mix.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the Fluttering By Stamp Set on some A2-size Neenah solar white card stock with different dye inks. Adhere this panel on some white A2-size notecard.
  • using your paper trimmer, cut the pattern paper from the Spring Fling Paper Pad measuring 5 1/5 X 2 1/4.
  • adhere the pattern paper on the card front.
  • cut a strip of black and white pattern paper and adhere on the card.
  • die-cut the word “Hi” using the word die from the Nesting Fishtail Banner Die Set and adhere on the card with liquid glue.
  • add some pink confetti mix for added interest and texture.

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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Happy Birthday Card with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! I am sharing another simple birthday card with you today, showcasing products from the July Birthday Release by Newton’s Nook Designs.

For this project, I am showcasing the Birthday Oval Stamp Set that coordinates with the (previously released) Oval Frames Die Set, along with the Birthday Party Paper Pad. I love that Newton’s Nook Designs came out with different oval stamp set that coordinates with the Oval Frames Die Set. I wish more companies would do this as it is a great way to save.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • stamp the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice)
  • die-cut the images using the Oval Frames Die Set
  • die-cut the background panel using a rectangle die from your collection
  • adhere this panel on some A2-size notecard.
  • foam-mount the focal image on the card for added dimension.
  • stamp the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink and die-cut using the small oval from the Oval Frames Die Set
  • adhere the sentiment on the card panel with foam adhesive
  • finish the card design by using some white gel pen to add interest to the balloons.

I hope you like this project(s) 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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LDRS Summer Release Project Inspiration

I have a project inspiration to share with you today, featuring products from the summer release by LDRS Creative. It was honestly really tough to choose which one to feature first. However, I decided to include some of the projects that I have previously made in case you are looking for more inspiration.

For the card below, I am showcasing the beautiful Dahlia Layering Dies along with the Ginkgo Leaves Die, A2 Diagonal Layered Stitched Toppers Die, Diagonal Stitched Layered Frames Die and the Peppermint Stick Stencil.

Here’s how I made this card:

I love how this card turned out. Here are a few more projects that I recently made using products from the LDRS Summer Release.

The card above features the Big Word Die Thinking of You. I used the amazing LDRS Hybrid Inks to color the letters in rainbow order.

This card above features the cute Cave Kiddos Stamp Set, Cave Kiddos Coordinating Dies, Cave Dwelling Stamp Set, Cave Dwelling Coordinating Dies, Hawaiian Vacation Stamp Set and Hawaiian Vacation Coordinating Dies.

The card above is a sneak peek of what I am featuring tomorrow on the LDRS Inspiration Blog, featuring the Cave Kiddos Stamp Set along with the Happy Me, Happy You 4×4 stamp set and Sentiment Stack Die II. You have to check it out to see more inspiration made by the design team.

I hope you like these projects and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create these projects. 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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Hope Candle with Matching Card

Hello everyone! I’m sharing two projects today, showcasing the #Ukraine Strong Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies, along with the Condensed Lowercase Alpha Die Set, Layered Bubbles Stencil Set and Transparent Heart Droplets.

I know that #Ukraine Strong Stamp Set was originally made to support Ukraine (and all profits will be donated to the  Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. )  However, I am here to show you that you can stretch your stamps and use it for a different purpose.

I made these projects to support my sister who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma in March this year. She went through chemo treatments (I cannot even tell you how hard it really was to see her go through it) and after her PETScan this month, the doctors told us that the chemo worked successfully. Even though she is not out of the woods yet and will still go through a few radiation treatments, we are so happy with this news.

The purple ribbon represents all types of cancer so this blog post is dedicated not only to my sister (Maria Pilar), but to all people who are either going through treatments or have survived this nasty disease.

For my first project, I decided to make this “Hope” candle. In my sister’s case, it just goes to show you that there is always HOPE at the end of the tunnel, and the power of prayer is really STRONG! You just need to believe that you can do it, and have faith in God to work his mysterious ways!

Here’s how I made this project:

My next project is the matching card to go with this candle.

I hope you like these projects and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create these projects. 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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