Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop


Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope you are having a great day! I am super excited because today is our Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop here at Newton’s Nook.  We have some very talented guests with us today so please hop along and check out their amazing projects. TWO winners will also have a chance to each win a $25 store credit at Newton’s Nook 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 understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

For my card today, I am showcasing one of my all-time favorite stamp set by Newton’s Nook, which is Naughty & Mice with its coordinating dies, with the Pines & Holly die set and the sentiment is from the Nutcracker Squeak stamp set.

I started by stamping my images on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock with a Copic friendly ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I am a frugal stamper so I like stamping a couple of images on my card stock so I don’t waste any of it.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.


On a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I colored my background with different inks using my home-made stencil that I made using different circle dies and punches.  I wanted my background to have some subtle bokeh colors that wouldn’t overwhelm the whole design.


I stamped my sentiment onto black card stock with Versa-mark ink and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.   I also die-cut some pine boughs using the Pines & Holly die set.  The Bokeh colors on my background look like it is coming from the lights on the Christmas tree.


I adhered my sentiment first with some foam adhesive and added the pine boughs.  I also adhered the mice with foam adhesive.


To finish my design, I added some Nuvo glitter drops on their hats.  Don’t they look so cute and festive?  Here’s a little close-up:


I absolutely LOVE this stamp set!   I don’t know if you can tell but I also added glossy accents to the candy cane.


Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 
Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2×3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase!  Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.
Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 9th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.



26 thoughts on “Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

  1. Ahh, Maria, you never disappoint me! These little mice are one of my favorites, too! I would’ve never thought to create a pretty bokeh background with them! or the pink hats!!! I always adore your sweet designs so much and this one is just perfect!!!


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