Newton’s Nook and Therm-O-Web Inspiration Week

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This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week!  All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to add fun foils and more to your cards using Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There are prizes too!  Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Therm O Web for sending us some amazing products!

For my project below, I am showcasing the Deco Foil Rose Gold Transfer Sheet, the Wilderness Clear Designer Toner Sheet, the Hedgehog Hollow Stamp Set and Hedgehog Hollow die set, with some Merry-Go-Round sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness.  The supplies I used will be listed and linked below.

I started by stamping my hedgehog with some Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  I cut another piece of Bristol Smooth white card stock and inked up my background with distress oxide inks.

I used my Deco Foil Rose Gold Transfer Sheet and my laminator to foil the Wilderness Clear Designer Toner Sheet.

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Here’s what it looks like when it’s completely foiled.  They are amazing!

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Since the background is already busy, I wanted to create a more “clean” look so I die-cut my inked background with some dies and adhered the foiled sheet to create my window panel.

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I added the Merry-Go-Round sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness.  They kind of look like fall leaves, don’t they?

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I used the Land Border dies for my grass and inked it up with distress oxide inks.

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Here’s my shaker card:

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To finish my design, I added some white lines to the hedgehogs and die-cut the orange bow from the Pines & Holly die set.   Here’s a little close-up:

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I just absolutely LOVE the Thermo O Web products I got to play with.   The foil is so pretty and I couldn’t throw it away so I created another card with the negative piece.

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Here’s a little close-up:

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There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

Would you like to win a prize pack including a $25 store credit to Therm O Web AND a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win: Leave comments on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Therm O Web products all week (November 5-9) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday November 9th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, November 12th.
Want another chance to win?  Therm O Web will also be giving away a prize pack! Visit the Therm O Web blog each day this week for more inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!  Today is the last day of the collaboration so make sure you leave a comment.

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There’s Snow One Like You with Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty peeps! Maria here with you today and I’m back with a Christmas card, showcasing the Merry Critters stamp set.  I LOVE this stamp set so much and I just couldn’t wait to play with it.

I started by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  The little yellow bird reminds me so much of tweety!   Here’s what the stamp set look like:

Since this stamp set didn’t come with coordinating dies, I die-cut the images using my Brother Scan N Cut 2.

I inked up my background with some distress oxide inks.  I ahve been loving the Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar color combination lately!  It gives the perfect wintery-sky!  Here’s my card:

I used some white glittered card stock as well to create my snow hill.  I think this card turned out so cute.  Here’s a little close-up:

I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked blow.  Please consider supporting me by clicking on those links.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order.  Have an amazing day!

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Naughty’isms with CAS-ual Fridays

Hello everyone! Maria here with you today!  Are you guys ready to see more inspiration from me after the release week?  I didn’t get a chance to join the hop last week because I didn’t receive the products on time.  Somehow the post office thought my package should go around the United States twice, haha! Anyhoo, I received them today and I immediately made some projects to show off how wonderful they are!

I am showcasing the Naughty’isms Stamp SetNaughty Fri-DiesSnow Fri-Dies and the Bushy Tailed stamp set.

Here’s what they look like:

For my first card, I stamped the images on some Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the sentiment using the Naughty Fri-Dies.  Here’s my first card:

The Naughty Fri-Dies cuts like butter!  I also added some black dots to fill in the space between the stamped images and finished my design by stamping the snow flakes in light blue ink. Here’s a little close-up:

These Naughty’isms stamp set and Naughty Fri-Dies are must-haves for sure!

For my second card, I inked up my Bristol smooth white card stock with Blueprint Sketch and Shaded Lilac distress oxide inks.  I stamped, colored and die-cut my little Racoon from the Bushy Tailed stamp set.  I also die-cut the sentiment “Snow” on some glittered card stock.

To finish my design, I added some snowflakes and crystal clear jewels.

Here’s a little close-up:

The little present is from the Naughty’isms stamp set.

I hope you like my projects today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below to order the products.  Have a great day and happy crafting!

25 Days of Christmas Tags Featuring Newton’s Nook Designs

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Today the Newton’s Nook Design Team is joining Tracey McNeely of  www.inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.ca for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.

 

For my tags below, I am showcasing the Canine Christmas stamp set, the Festive Forest stamp set and Festive Forest Dies with the Fancy Edges Tag die set.  This tag set is a must-have for us paper crafters.  You can get as fancy as you want decorating the tags with the die shapes.  However, I wanted the focal point to be the images though so I kept the tags really simple.

 

I die-cut my tags on some Bristol Smooth white card stock and used a little bit of Shaded Lila distress oxide inks to add some color at the bottom of the tags.  I stamped the Christmas trees from the Festive Forest stamp set onto my tags.  On a separate piece of Neenah solar white, i stamped the stars and die-cut them using the Festive Forest die set.

 

I also stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I fussy-cut the images with my scissors.  I adhered my cute dogs onto the tag with some foam adhesive.  To finish my design, I stamped the stars with some light blue ink.  Here are my tags:

 

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I think this Canine Christmas stamp set is perfect to use for your tags and gift it to any dog lovers.  Those images are just absolutely adorable!  I used my red copic marker to add color to a pearl embellishment so I can add it to my dog with the reindeer antlers.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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That little Chihuahua is also one of my faves!

 

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I hope you like my tags today.  Don’t forget to visit Tracey McNeely’s blog post –www.inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.ca to find out more about the giveaway and to check out the other tags created by the design team.

 

Merry Christmas Cards with Slothy Christmas by Newton’s Nook Designs

Howdy?!  I hope everyone’s having a great week so far.  Did you check out last week’s holiday reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs?  Which one was your favorite?  It’s really hard to pick but the Slothy Christmas stamp set definitely captured my crafty heart!  I am back today to share with you more inspiration from last week’s reveal.  I am featuring the Slothy Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Forest Scene Builder Die Set, the Ornament Shaker Die Set, Holiday Greetings Die Set and the Ornamental Wishes stamp set.

For my first project, I wanted to create a fun shaker card.  I colored the image on some smooth white card stock and used the coordinating die to die-cut the image.  I used a fun die from my stash to create my winter scene.  I also die-cut the little stockings using the Ornament Shaker die set and colored them red with my Copic marker.

I wanted my Sloth to look like it’s hanging from the stringy snowflake so I covered my frame with a piece of acetate sheet then tucked in my image, and covered it again with another piece of acetate so that it is safe and sandwiched between the two acetate sheets.  This will prevent it from moving and this will also prevent the shaker element to get stuck in the snowflake background.  I created my well by adding foam adhesive and used the White Hearts sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness as my shaker element.

I die-cut the little stockings from the Ornament Shaker Die set and the pine trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set.  Here’s my first card:

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To finish my design, I die-cut the “merry” from the Holiday Greetings Die set and stamped the sentiment Christmas from the  Snow globe stamp set.

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Isn’t he a cutie-patootie?  I absolutely adore the Holiday release by Newton’s Nook!  Here’s another look:

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I wasn’t planning on creating another card but a friend of mine requested that she needed a gift card holder and she absolutely LOVED the Sloth so I made another project.  Here’s the card when it’s closed:

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The pine needles are from the Pines and Holly die set.  I also covered the white portion of the hat with some stardust sitckles.  Here’s what it look like when it’s open:

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Here’s a little close-up:

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I hope you guys enjoyed my projects today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

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Halloween Card with Crafter’s Essentials – Fall by Kat Scrap (Process Video Included)

Hello my crafty friends! I am back today with this cute Halloween Card, showcasing the Crafter’s Essentials – Fall Die Set, Stitched Scalloped Border Dies, some Purple Jewels and Distress Oxide inks.

 

I have a video tutorial for you today (link below) so I will keep this blog post short.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I love the “evening sky” colors I blended using my distress oxide inks.  I didn’t want to use the typical orange and black for Halloween.   Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

Don’t you just LOVE the stitching details to the die-cuts?  Also love the Purple Jewels.  It just adds a little more oomph to the overall card design.

 

 

Here’s my step-by-step video tutorial:

 

 

I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  It is also the last day of the Halloween Sale and prices are already discounted.  Happy crafting!

 

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop with CAS-ual Fridays

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Hello coffee lovers and CAS-ual Fridays fans!  I am so excited because today, the CFS Ink Squad is collaborating with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers group.  There will be tons of inspiration during this hop and if you leave comments, you will have the chance to win 1 of 3 $25 Gift Certificates.

For my project, I am showcasing the Coffee Cup Fri-Dies, Coffee Talk Stamp Set and the Hot Coffee stamp set.

I started by stamping my image on some smooth white card stock.  I die-cut the image using the Coffee Cup Fri-Dies.  I colored the image with my Copic markers.

I die-cut a piece of some Bristol Smooth white card stock and used a stencil from my stash to color my background.  I used Carved Pumpkin and Wild Honey distress oxide inks.  I smooshed my Vintage Photo distress oxide onto an acrylic block and added water, then used my watercolor brush to splatter some colors on my background.  I adhered the coffee cup onto my card.

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The stamp sets that I used for this card are definitely must-haves for any coffee lovers!  I think the sentiments are so funny!  Here’s a little close-up:

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I finished my card design by adding some Sparkling Clear Jewels.  Don’t you think the little color splotches look like coffee?  I love how this card turned out.

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Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below if you’d like to order the stamps and dies I used today.  Hop along with us by clicking on the link below to see more inspiration from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers DT and CAS-ual Fridays Ink Squad.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win 1 of 3 $25 Gift Certificates.   I hope you like my card and got inspired.  Happy crafting!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs October Release – Day 4

It is the last day of the October reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first three days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [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 last day of the October reveals, the design team is showcasing the Slothy Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies, the Happy How-lidays stamp set and coordinating dies with two new mini stamp sets called Mistle-Toad and Fleece Navidad with their coordinating dies.  Here’s what they look like:

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I stamped and colored all the images with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  Also die-cut the other elements I needed to create my scene.  Here’s my first card:

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The little stockings are from the Ornament Shaker Dies.  The Birch Trees and Pine Trees are from the Forest Scene Builder and the Snow Hills, using the Land Border die set.   Since this is a holiday card, glitter is the way to go!  I added some stardust stickles to the Santa hat.  Here’s a little close-up:

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Don’t you just love this little cutie?   He represents me around the holidays.  I get so tired from traveling, cooking and entertaining that all I want to do is take a long nap.

Here’s my second card with the Happy Howl-idays stamp set.

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I added some gold detail on the dog’s jingle-bell collar using my Sakura Gold gel pen.  Also added some red stickles to the berries.  Here’s a little close-up:

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Last but not the least, here’s my card with the Mistle-Toad stamp set.  This is so adorable.

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I used the Framework die set to add some embossing details to my card stock.   I also used the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and the Pines and Holly Die set, with the Festive Forest stamp set. Here’s a close-up:

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To finish my card design, I added sparkling clear jewels and stardust stickles.

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Would you like to win the “Slothy Christmas” or the “Happy Howl-idays”  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 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs October Release – Day 3

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It is the third day of the October reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first two days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [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 third day, the design team is showcasing the Holiday Stockings stamp set (NOTE: you can cut these images using the Stylish Stockings Die Set), and the Ornamental Wishes with the Ornament Shaker Die.  Here’s what they look like:

 

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For my first project, I stamped the images on some smooth white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the Stylish Stockings die set.   I die-cut another piece of white card stock using a square die from my stash to create the windows for my card.  I embellished the stocking with Stardust Stickles and set them aside to dry.

 

I die-cut the Merry and Bright sentiment using the Holiday Greetings Die set, featured on the first day of the reveals.  Here’s my card:

 

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I absolutely ADORE the images on the stockings!  I can’t even pick a favorite because they are all so cute!  This stamp set is a must-have for your holiday cards.  Here’s another look:

 

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For my second project I used the Ornament Shaker Die with some silver glittered card stock.  I used the double-sided adhesive foam to create my shaker well and used some sequins from my stash.  I die-cut the top piece of the ornament with gold glittered card stock and used a bow punch from my stash.  I also die-cut some pine boughs with white card stock to decorate my ornament.

 

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To finish my card design, I die-cut the “Happy Holidays” sentiment using the Holiday Greetings die set and adhered these pieces on my card.

 

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This Ornament shaker die is another must-have for sure!   Wouldn’t you just love receiving a holiday card with this shaker ornament?

 

Which one is your favorite from today’s reveals?  I would love to know.

 

Would you like to win the “Holiday Stockings” or the “Ornamental Wishes” Stamp Set?  Each 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 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich