Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 1 – It’s a Plan and Newton Makes A Plan


It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off  the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.   You also have a chance to win a stamp set for each reveal 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 the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the It’s a Plan stamp set with Newton Makes a Plan stamp set, and coordinating dies.   Heres what they look like:


Before I start, I just want to point out that some of the dies are a bit tricky to match up because they are similar in shape and size so Jennifer was kind enough to share this little sheet to help you to number them before you cut the dies apart.



I love decorating my planner.  I don’t always have time to do it each month but when I do, I go all out!  I use stencils and distress oxide inks to add color to my pages.  I also adhered some die-cuts, stickers and other cute elements just to make it cuter.

For my first project, I stamped and colored the little kitties from the Newton Makes a Plan stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers.  Since these images are tiny, I tried to use a maximum of two markers to do my color-blending.  I die-cut the little kitties with its coordinating dies.

I used the Sunscape Stencil and the Evergreens Stencil with my distress oxide inks to add color to my planner pages.  NOTE:  Since I am so over the winter-themed cards you will be seeing a lot of sunshine and happiness on my post this week, haha!  I also used my home-made clouds stencil using the Sky Borders die.  Here’s my monthly calendar spread:


I stamped the words on the corresponding days from the It’s a Plan stamp set like “yoga” – which I do every Mondays, “shopping”, I do every Sundays and I leave mostly Tuesdays and Wednesdays to do my card-making and/or design team projects.  I used the tiny heart checklist also from the It’s a Plan stamp set for my “goals”, “to do” and “my mantra”.  I did not fill it all out just yet because I have yet to determine what goals I would like to set for myself this month.  To decorate my planner a little further, I used the little kitties for my yoga days, the one inside the laundry basket for my laundry days on Saturdays, the Kitty holding a present for my husband’s birthday this month and the kitty holding a shopping cart for my grocery shopping day.

Here’s a little close-up of my monthly spread:



I used the hearts and circle checklist from the It’s a Plan stamp set to add my “to-do’s”, as well as my weekly goals.  Here’s what my weekly spread look like:


Since I colored a lot of the images, I decided to create a card using the Newton Makes a Plan stamp set.  Here’s my second project:


I used a circle die from my stash to cut out 6 circles on some A2 size 110 lb Neenah solar white card stock.  I used a cat embossing folder also from my stash to add some details onto the foreground.  On a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I traced the circle and added different colors of distress oxide inks.  Here’s a close-up:


To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set on a banner strip with versamark ink.  I sprinkled white embossing powder on it and heat-set it using my heating tool.  Here’s another look:


Would you like to win the “Newton Makes Plans” or the “It’s a Plan” Stamp Set?
We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich


38 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 1 – It’s a Plan and Newton Makes A Plan

  1. Your planner pages are works of art and delightfully decorated with those sweet lil newtons. I also love your cat lady card another sweet showing of these darling stamps.


  2. These are SO CUTE! I love all your planner pages! Adding in the stencils was such a genius idea and I love how you used the new planner stamps too! That card with all the tiny kitties is so adorable! Those little newtons make me smile!
    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}


  3. Oh my, your planner is an explosion of happiness! 😀 How fabulous is this!! Adorable pages, so creative, love the stencils and all the details!! The new releases are both fabulous and I’m just in LOVE especially with the Newton Makes Plans set, how cute and useful!! It’s also very versatile, and your sweet card shows this so well!! Thanks for all the inspirations!


  4. Your planner is so colorful and really a work of art I love the little glad you created on your card for these adorable Newtons..


  5. That is the most beautiful planner that I have ever seen and your Card is really adorable! Love your really creative designs!


  6. Those planner pages are so bright and fun, but I really love the card! Newton Makes Plans is such a great stamp set, I just love it!


  7. My goodness, I LOVE your planner spreads! Your stencilling looks amazing along with these cute kitties! Your card is precious too! Love the tiny Newtons in the circles! Amazing projects, Maria!


  8. Very cute stamp set. Your planner looks so cheerful! I especially like that you made a card example too since I don’t use a planner that large.


  9. Those planner pages are spectacular!! You do such a great job with it!! So colorful and bright. I love the little Newtons on it. Your card is the perfect card for my Mom. She cares for about 12 feral kitties. I call her the Crazy Cat Lady.


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