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: