Hello and Welcome to the Newton’s Nook October Release. I am so excited to show off the new holiday-themed products 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 Snow Much Cheer Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies, Newton’s Stocking Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies along with the ADORABLE Meowy Christmas Paper Pack!

For my first project, I started by stamping my images from the Newton’s Stocking stamp set on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the image. I also stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat-set with my heating tool.

To add some festive touch to this design, I added stickles to Newton’s hat and the stocking. I set this image aside to let it dry while I work on the background.

The background was very simple to create. I die-cut some white card stock using a rectangle frame from my collection. I cut this piece and used an embossing folder to create dimension. I adhered this on an A2-size white notecard. I also used the same frame to die-cut a few pieces of the pattern paper from the Meowy Christmas Paper Pack as well as some black strip. I must admit, this Meowy Christmas Paper Pack is just so pretty, it was really hard for me to cut them out. I feel like the images should just be framed!

I wanted my focal point to stand out so I die-cut the scallop frame from the Framework Die Set. I covered the back with vellum and foam-mounted this on my card front. I adhered some pine needles that I die-cut from the Pines & Holly Die Set and added Newton in the middle of the frame with liquid glue.

For my next card, I repeated the process I just mentioned above, coloring the images and die-cutting them out. I opted for some light colors to color them in.

Next, I die-cut the all the components to create my scene –> Pine trees from the Forest Scene Builder Die Set using the Meowy Christmas Paper Pack, snowbank using the Land Border and Sea Border Die Set, with the red bow from the Baby Bib Die Set. I also ink-blended the background with some distress oxide ink and adhered this panel on some A2-size notecard.

I assembled the card by adding the circle frame panel with some foam adhesive for added dimension. I also added the trees, then the colored images with either foam adhesive or liquid glue.

I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment “Let It Snow” using some Spectrum Noir quick Dry Dye Ink in Midnight and colored the snowflakes and “Snow” with some light blue alcohol marker. I’ve added some white pearls for more texture.

Would you like to win the “Snow Much Cheer” or the “Newton’s Stocking” 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 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox



  1. Your cards are so pretty! I love everything about them! Love the glittery accents on the stocking on your first card & the adorable snowman scene on your second one.


  2. Love the use of the vellum in the frame for
    the first card. The snow people card is
    darling. the overlapping tree was a
    good idea. Great cards. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com


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