Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 1 – Newton’s Pot of Gold & Land Borders Die


Hello stampers and crafters. I am super excited because it is the first day of the February release at 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.

I have created a St. Patrick’s Day card and a small treat bag to go with my card, showcasing the Newton’s Pot of Gold stamp set and the amazing Land Borders Die.



I started out by stamping my images on Strathmore Watercolor Paper with my Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. I colored the images with my new Derwent watercolor pencils, and fuzzy cut my images with my honeybee precision cut scissors. I die-cut the hill and the grass border with the new Land Borders Die set.  To create the “rainbow” effect on my card, I used my pastel craft paint and paintbrush, swiping the paint across the card stock. Once the paint was dry to the touch, I used a smaller paintbrush to draw the heart on the rainbow.



Before I adhered the colored images on my card panel, I stamped the background with the shamrock image included in the stamp set, adding some pink hearts to create my own patterned paper. I finished the design by adding the sentiment “Lucky that You’re My Friend” and used my white gel pen to add some dots on the rainbow.  Here’s my card:




For the treat bag, I colored the other image with my Copic markers and added gold stickles to the Pot of Gold. I die-cut a rainbow with pastel colored card stock, and also die-cut the grass with the new Land Borders Die. I adhered all of my décor pieces to the treat bag. To finish the design and to be able to close the bag, I die-cut two small bows with the Pines and Holly die-set and adhered these bows on tiny clothespins.  Here’s the treat bag:




What do you guys think? I hope you like my card and the treat bag. This Newton’s Pot of Gold stamp set and Land Border dies will be available for purchase on Friday, February 17, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Pot of Gold” Stamp Set? This 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th.

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 (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich



23 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 1 – Newton’s Pot of Gold & Land Borders Die

  1. Maria, both your card and treat bag are totally awesome. I have to say, I don’t own any border dies yet but I do believe these are at the top of my list. Your rainbow is too darned cute!


  2. Fabulous card and bag! Awesome coloring and details on each of your delightful projects! Love the border dies and Newton’s Pot of Gold stamp set!


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