Newton’s Nook and Xyron Inspiration Week Collaboration

Welcome to the Fun Collaboration Blog hop with Newton’s Nook Designs and Xyron! I am extremely excited to share this blog post because I belong to both design teams. There are prizes too!  Newton’s Nook is giving away a $25 gift certificate to the shop and Xyron is giving away a Mega Tape runner.  Please read all the way to the bottom to find out how you can win the prizes!


I am sure most of you know that I am still away from home taking care of my very sick father-in-law and I currently have very-limited crafting supplies with me.  This is why my card is going to be very simple.


For our collaboration, I am showcasing the Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin stamp set and my Xyron Mega-Tape Runner.  I know it is a little too early for Halloween but I wanted to create something fun for you and give you an idea of what’s to come from NND’s fall stamp release.  Stay tuned for next month’s release because you will absolutely love all of them!


I started out by stamping the images on Neenah solar white card stock using my new (favorite) Tim Holtz Stamping platform and color the images in with my alcohol markers.  I purchased these alcohol markers from Amazon and they are comparable to Copic markers (but a lot cheaper).  To be honest though, I still prefer my Copics but these markers are good enough when I am crafting from my home away from home.  I fuzzy-cut the images using my precision scissors.  I also stamped the spider web, bats, spider and sentiment on my card front.




To finish my design, I die-cut the clouds with my clouds border dies on black card stock.  To give the clouds a little dimension, I used my black fun foam and adhered them with my Xyron Mega Tape Runner (also my favorite).




Here’s the final card – simple and fun:



{Would you like to win a Prize pack including a Mega Runner from Xyron and a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?}

Here’s how to win: Leave a comment on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Xyron products all week (July 31 – Aug 4) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday August 4th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, August 7th.

Xyron will also be giving away a prize pack! Make sure to visit their facebook page each day this week for inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!  Have a great week!






21 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook and Xyron Inspiration Week Collaboration

  1. Very cute card, Maria! Love the dimension in the clouds.
    Prayers to you & your family & hope you FIL gets better soon.


  2. I’m sorry to hear that you father-in-law is sick. I hope he recovers soon! I love your card! The “treat yo-self” sentiment made me smile 🙂


  3. How darling your
    card is! Love the
    cat in the pumpkin.
    Hoping your father-in-law
    gets feeling better.
    Carla from Utah


  4. Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I will say a prayer for him. I love your card. I giggled when you typoed “fussy cut” and put fuzzy cut, that was cute. Anyhow, thank you for sharing your wonderful work with all of us! You are very talented.


  5. So adorable! This totally is putting me in the mood for Halloween! Can’t wait! Thank you so much for being part of our Xyron & NND Inspiration week!

    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}


  6. I love when the card is simple and you did beautiful. Love the sweet background colour. And how you used clouds border just give a little mysterious look. I hope taht your father-in-law is better soon!


  7. Darling card! I love Halloween! Newton looks so cute with the pumpkins! And the Mega Runner looks like an awesome adhesive to have on hand!


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