8th-Year Birthday Celebration, a Mini Release + Sale & a Giveaway!

Today I am excited to be part of  the 8-year anniversary celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs!  To celebrate this awesome milestone, Newton’s Nook Designs has released adorable new cupcake themed products, which I will be sharing on my projects today. THERE ARE PRIZES TOO! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win! YAY!

For today’s festivities, the design team is showcasing the Cupcakes Layering Stencils with Newton’s Cupcake stamp set and coordinating dies. Here’s what they look like:

I stamped the images twice on some Neenah solar white card stock with some Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I colored the images in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and used the coordinating die to die-cut both images.

Next, the scallop die from the Frames & Flags die set was die-cut with some Bristol smooth white card stock. I ink-blended this panel using the Cupcakes Layering stencils with different colors of dye inks. I set this panel aside to let it dry while I work on my focal point.

I used the reverse scallop die from the Framework Die Set to die-cut some hot-pink card stock. Since this is a birthday card, I wanted to add some fun elements to this to add the shaker components. I adhered some vellum on the reverse scallop die-cut and added some foam adhesive to create the well. I added some sprinkles as my shaker element and adhered this on the ink-blended panel.

I matted the focal background panel on another pink card stock before adhering to an A2 size white notecard. I finished my design by adhering the colored image on the card. For added dimension, I adhered the sprinkles on the frosting with some liquid glue. Here’s another look:

The second card is a lot easier since I already had another colored image to use. The focal panel was made by using the Sunscape Stencil with some dye ink. I used the Cascading Stars Stencil with some texture paste to add texture and dimension to this panel. I set this aside to let it dry for about half an hour.

Once the panel was dry, I matted this onto some blue card stock before adhering to an A-2 size note card.

I finished the card design by using my white gel pen to add some details to the frosting and adhered the image with liquid glue.

I hope you like the cards I made today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Don’t forget to use the coupon code “8YEARS” to get 15% off your order.

Would you like to win a $50 store credit to the Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop? We will choose TWO lucky winners! 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 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 Monday, July 19th at 9pm ET to comment  –> winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, July 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox


20 thoughts on “8th-Year Birthday Celebration, a Mini Release + Sale & a Giveaway!

  1. These are wonderful! I love the shaker pieces look like sprinkles and those stars are icing on the cake 😉


  2. Maria, both of your cards are absolutely fabulous!! LOVE that shaker card – using the sprinkles on the cupcake & as shaker elements is brilliant! And the design of the second card is so sweet!


  3. I LOVE the bright pink. I would love to make a card like this for my little granddaughter. She would say PINK!!! MY FAVORITE COLORRRRRRRR


  4. Awwwww….. LOVE love love both these cards!! So colourful, fun and sweet!! Newton hugging his cupcake makes me smile so much! Amazing layered stencil background in the first card and the shaker panel looks great! The starry dimensional background of the second card is just perfect to enhance Newton, ADORABLE!!!


  5. These are 2 FABULOUS cards. The pink frame really works well and makes Newton (the cats name I think) really pop off the card, love it. The 2nd card, Well double embossing, what a fabulous idea. The white stars really do pop off the page and the sundays although quite subtle are a great combo with the colours and stars.
    Thank you for the inspiration X X X


  6. Oh my!! These are absolutely stunning and fun and so adorable. I can’t pick a favorite – love them both!!


  7. Wow its always wonderful to see your creations. Today I really liked the shaker and the gorgeous last card with the stencil and embossing.


  8. Let’s shake things up on your birthday and you are a star is what your art said to me – lovely work with the new releases – love what I am seeing here – TFS your art work in the hop!

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  9. Wonderful cards to showcase this adorable new mini release! Love your adorable shaker card. This 3 layers stencil is just perfect for making beautiful backgrounds. Fabulous second card too, the simple stencilling and white embossing make the adorable Newton pop up beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win.

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