NND October Release Day 2 – Dear Santa & Nutcrackers

It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  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 Day 2 of the reveals we are showcasing with the Dear Santa stamp set and coordinating dies with the Nutcrackers stamp set and coordinating dies.

To make my first project, I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  The north pole and the little mouse images are from the Santa Paws Newton stamp set.  I used the coordinating dies to die cut them all out.

On another A2-size panel of Neenah solar white, I stamped the little houses from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set using some Fog ink to create a subtle background for my focal point.  I used a blending brush and Tumbled glass distress oxide for added interest and texture.

Next, the snowbanks were die-cut using the Land Border die and adhered on the card using my ATG gun.   I adhered the rest of the images with foam adhesive or liquid glue.

I finished my design my adding the sentiment that I heat-embossed on some black card stock.  Here’s another look:

My next project is super fun!  I did most of the steps I mentioned above to die-cut and color the images.  The words “RA PUM PUM PUM” were die-cut on school bus red card stock to make it stand out.

I used the scallop die from the Frames & Flags die set to die-cut the mint blue patterned paper.  I adhered this on an A2-size card base.

The shaker portion of the card was made by using a die from my collection and some Mirror Clear Confetti Dot Mix.  I adhered this piece on the background with my ATG gun.

For added texture and interest, I added the Holly and Berries, die-cut using the Pines & Holly die set.

I finished my design by adding the sentiment with liquid glue.  Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Dear Santa”  Stamp Set or the “Nutcrackers”  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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox


32 thoughts on “NND October Release Day 2 – Dear Santa & Nutcrackers

  1. These stamp sets are such fun! You do such a great job with the backgrounds and coloring! I especially like the Santa card with the houses in the background! The Nutcracker shaker is beautiful and eye catching!
    Thank you for sharing your talents!


  2. Both cards are amazing but I especially love how you stamped the background behind the Santas. So cute. Shaker card adorable also.


  3. Really fabulous cards. Every detail of the Santa card is awesome- the background, the layers, the die cut figures colored so perfectly! And the Nutcracker card is amazing with the fun layers. Thank you for the inspiration!!!!

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