Newton’s Nook October Release Day 1 – Christmas Trimmings & Holiday Lights


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 the stamp set being revealed each 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 Christmas Trimmings and Holiday Lights stamp sets and coordinating dies, with the Ornaments and Light Strings stencils:




I started out with an A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and ink-blended this piece with some distress oxide inks.  I used the Petite Snow stencil to add more texture and dimension to my scene. I inked up another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used the Land Borders die to die-cut the the snowbank and used some tumbled glass distress oxide inks to give it more color.


I stamped and colored my images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Proof Ink in Rustic Brown.  I colored my images in Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I die-cut the images the coordinating dies.


I stamped the trees on my colored background using the Festive Forest and Winter Memories stamp sets.  I foam-mounted the snowbank, as well as the main image to the foreground.  I also adhered the Christmas ornaments with some liquid adhesive.


I stamped my sentiment on the card with some Lobster quick dry ink.  Here’s my card:



To finish my design, I added some glossy accents to the Christmas ornaments and the star.  Here’s a closer look:




For my second project, I die-cut some Neenah solar white card stock using the scallop die from the Frames & Tags die set.  I used the Light Strings stencil to create the strings for my lights.  I stamped the lights from the Holiday Lights stamp set and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend alcohol markers.


I used my Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard to add more texture and dimension to the Christmas lights.  This really gave it a nice glittery shine.  I set it aside to dry for about 40 minutes.


I stamped the sentiment from the Ornamental Wishes stamp set using some Versafine onyx black ink and sprinkled this with some clear embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set the sentiment.


I adhered my foreground on some black card stock and added this piece to a school-house red card base.  Here’s my card:



I really LOVE the glitter and shine from the Nuvo Crystal drops that I added to the lights.  It made it look a little more realistic.  Here’s a a little close-up:




Which stamp set is your favorite today?  To be honest, I can’t even pick one.  Wait til you see the stamp sets that we will be revealing in the next few days.  You guys are going to LOVE them all!


Would you like to win the “Christmas Trimmings” Stamp Set? This stamp 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.


Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich


24 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook October Release Day 1 – Christmas Trimmings & Holiday Lights

  1. Love the pretty pinks in the background of the
    first card. Makes a wonderful scene.
    The way the lights are strung on the second
    card is great. thanks for sharing


  2. Loved the different colors for the Holiday cards.
    the glitter on the light bulbs were very clever. Thanks for sharing


  3. Ooooh, the pink BG on the first card is just divine! And I love it paired with the color of the tree.
    So very pretty!! And the lights are twinkling!! Love them both.


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