Back to School with Xyron – Reusable (Laminated) Lunch Box Notes

Good morning my crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a (very easy) Back-To-School project, using my all-time favorite Mega Tape Adhesive Tape Runner and my Creative Station Lite with a Double-Side Laminate by Xyron.

When my kids were younger, I used to include lunch box “love notes” in my children’s lunch boxes, with some treats. I wanted them to feel that they are loved and special.  They also told me that it always cheered them up when they were having a bad day at school and they always look forward to opening their lunch boxes.  Just a warning though, this made some other kids in their class super jealous and started asking their mommies why they didn’t have cute notes and special treats in their lunch boxes! Haha! Needless to say, I was requested by the “non-crafty” mommies to make some lunchbox notes for their child!

I started out by stamping my images using my new favorite stamping platform by Tim Holtz. Since these images will go in lunch boxes, there is no need to take so much time with shading and such to color them in. I die-cut my images with the coordinating dies.

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I already have some business-card size card stock in my stash so all I had to do was adhere my images to the card stock using my Xyron Mega Adhesive Tape Runner.

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I stamped my sentiments with some stamps that I already have from my stash. You don’t have to use stamps for your sentiments. You can also write your own messages. I think it will actually be more special if you did!   I used my Creative Station Lite with the Double-sided Laminate to laminate my notes. This will protect your lunch box notes from the moisture inside the lunch box; plus you can totally reuse them over and over again!

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Here’s what they all look like when laminated:

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This project will also be perfect for your little kids if they want to make their own notes to give to their classmates.   Aren’t they adorable?  I hope you like my back-to-school project today. Have an amazing day!

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NND August Reveals – Day 4 – Autumn Newton

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It is the last day of the August reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs.  You will absolutely love today’s stamp set because it features our beloved Newton. You also 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.

For today’s cards, I am showcasing the Autumn Newton stamp set and its coordinating dies.

The first card is really simple. I didn’t use traditional fall colors on my background for this card but I love how it turned out:

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For my second card, I wanted to create a fall shaker card and I used the leaves as my shaker element. I started out by using my distress oxide inks – worn lipstick and fossilized amber to distress my card stock. Here’s what it looks like:

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This “Autumn Newton” stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, August 18th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Would you like to win the “Autumn Newton” Stamp Set? This 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, August 17th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, August 18th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND August Release – Day 3 – Knight’s Quest

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It is the 3rd day of the August reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs.   You also 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.

For today’s cards, I am showcasing the Knight’s Quest stamp set and its coordinating dies.

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I wanted to incorporate yesterday’s stamp set called Once Upon a Princess into my design.  I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock using my new favorite, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.  I also used the new Fancy Scalloped Edge Border dies to create my scene.  Here’s what it looks like:

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This “Knight’s Quest” stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, August 18th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Would you like to win the “Knight’s Quest” Stamp Set?  This 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, August 17th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, August 18th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND August Release Day 2 – Once Upon a Princess

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It is the second day of the August release at Newton’s Nook Designs  and for today’s card I am showcasing the Once Upon a Princess stamp set and its coordinating dies.  This stamp set is perfect to make cards (or scrapbook layouts) for your little princesses.  You also 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.

 

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For my first card, I started our by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock using my new favorite stamp Platform by Tim Holtz.  I colored my images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.  Here is my card:

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For my second card, I wanted to create a birthday card for a little girl so I decided to use my pop-up box die.  I colored my images in with my Copic markers and die-cut them with the dies.  I also used an older NND stamp set called “Newton’s Birdbath” to add the flying bird and the butterfly to finish my design.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

 

This “Once Upon a Princess” stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, August 18th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

 

Would you like to win the “Once Upon a Princess” Stamp Set? This 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, August 17th at 9 pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, August 18th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND August Release Day 1 – Believe in Unicorns

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It is the first day of the August release at Newton’s Nook Designs. You will absolutely love today’s stamp set.  If you’re like me and love unicorns, this set is a must-have. You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have I indicated at the end of this blog post.

For today’s cards, I am showcasing the adorable Believe in Unicorns stamp set and it’s coordinating dies.

 

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I wanted to create a heavenly scene for my lovely unicorns. For the first card, I started out by using my sunburst stencil, on Neenah solar white cardstock and I adhered my colorful vellum on top. this created some dimension and lovely details to my card. I also used the clouds border die to die-cut my clouds. Here is my first card:

 

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For my second card, I started out by using the Starfield stencil by NND with my fossilized Amber distress oxide ink. I die-cut the clouds with the clouds border die and the Rainbow using a die from my stash. I adhered the rainbow to my card front, as well as the clouds. I used my foam tape to adhere my unicorn, and stamped my sentiment using my new stamping platform tool by Tim Holtz. I finished my design by adding the 4mm sparkling clear solid confetti mix from Kat Scrappiness. here is my second card:

 

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This Believe in Unicorns stamp set and its coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, August 18th at 8:00 am CST.

Would you like to win the “Believe in Unicorns” stamp set? This 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 earl 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, August 17th at 9 pm CST to comment – winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, August 18th.

Check out all of the awesome Design Team blogs below to enter the giveaway:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell (you are here)
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook and Xyron Inspiration Week Collaboration

Welcome to the Fun Collaboration Blog hop with Newton’s Nook Designs and Xyron! I am extremely excited to share this blog post because I belong to both design teams. There are prizes too!  Newton’s Nook is giving away a $25 gift certificate to the shop and Xyron is giving away a Mega Tape runner.  Please read all the way to the bottom to find out how you can win the prizes!

 

I am sure most of you know that I am still away from home taking care of my very sick father-in-law and I currently have very-limited crafting supplies with me.  This is why my card is going to be very simple.

 

For our collaboration, I am showcasing the Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin stamp set and my Xyron Mega-Tape Runner.  I know it is a little too early for Halloween but I wanted to create something fun for you and give you an idea of what’s to come from NND’s fall stamp release.  Stay tuned for next month’s release because you will absolutely love all of them!

 

I started out by stamping the images on Neenah solar white card stock using my new (favorite) Tim Holtz Stamping platform and color the images in with my alcohol markers.  I purchased these alcohol markers from Amazon and they are comparable to Copic markers (but a lot cheaper).  To be honest though, I still prefer my Copics but these markers are good enough when I am crafting from my home away from home.  I fuzzy-cut the images using my precision scissors.  I also stamped the spider web, bats, spider and sentiment on my card front.

 



 

 

To finish my design, I die-cut the clouds with my clouds border dies on black card stock.  To give the clouds a little dimension, I used my black fun foam and adhered them with my Xyron Mega Tape Runner (also my favorite).

 

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Here’s the final card – simple and fun:

 

 

{Would you like to win a Prize pack including a Mega Runner from Xyron and a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?}

Here’s how to win: Leave a comment on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Xyron products all week (July 31 – Aug 4) 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 August 4th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, August 7th.

Xyron will also be giving away a prize pack! Make sure to visit their facebook page each day this week for inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!  Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

 

Newton’s Nook July Reveal – Day 2 – Cocktail Mixer

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It is the second day of the July release at Newton’s Nook Designs  and I am super excited to share today’s card because I love cocktails!  [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 WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

 

For today’s project I am showcasing the new Cocktail Mixer stamp set and its coordinating dies.  I really love the script sentiment “Cheers” that Jennifer has added to the dies set.

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I colored my images in with my Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.  For my card front, I used some inexpensive make-up brushes with my distress oxide inks to add my background color.  This is a really simple card but I love how it turned out.  To finish my design, I added glossy accents to the images.  Here is my card:

 

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I hope you like my card today.  Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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, July 13th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 14th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs 4-year celebration ~ Day 1

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Hello my crafty peeps! It is the first day of the July release at Newton’s Nook Designs.   I always get excited during release week. You will absolutely LOVE this month’s stamp release!  I know I always say that but it is the absolute truth.  You also have a chance to win a $20 store credit 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 WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

 

I have to apologize that I will only be able to post my projects today and tomorrow, and will not be able to participate in the blog hop on Friday, July 14th.  I had to travel for a family emergency concerning my father-in-law and will not be available for the rest of the month.  Please check out the design team’s projects this week for more inspiration.

 

Since this is Newton’s Nook Design’s 4-year anniversary, we will be showcasing a lot of products on the first day.  THEY RE AMAZING!!!!!

 

For today’s project, I am showcasing the Winston’s Lakehouse and Lake Advice stamp sets and its coordinating dies, Sea Borders Dies, and the new stencils.  Here they are:

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I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. I also die-cut my card front with dies that I have from my stash.  After coloring the images, I ran it through my die-cutting machine using its coordinated dies.

 

I used my ink blending tool and my distress oxide inks to blend the colors on my card stock.  I sprayed water on my stencil and placed the wet stencil on top of the card stock, then wiped it with paper towel.  The distress ink reacted to the water and created this beautiful background for my card, without losing the details made by the stencil.  I also used the ocean border die to create the wave impression on my card front.  Here is my card showcasing Winston’s Lakehouse:

 

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Here is my second card showcasing the Lake Advice stamp set:

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I hope you like my cards and got inspired today.  Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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, July 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 16th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

Honey Bee Stamps – Message in a Bottle

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I am so psyched to share with you today’s project because this week, Honey Bee Stamps is releasing the new Under the Sea stamps, dies and embellishments.  Wait ’til you “sea” the new products that are going to be featured this week.  Today is the first day and I am showcasing the super cute “Message in a Bottle” Stamp set.

I have to apologize that I will not be able to participate in the blog hop on Friday, July 14th.  I had to travel for a family emergency concerning my father-in-law and will not be available for the month of July.  Please check out the design team’s projects this week for more inspiration.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I did not have the coordinating dies just yet for this set and since I wanted to make a shaker tag, I decided to use my Exacto knife to cut out the middle portion of the bottle, and then covered both sides with acetate sheet.

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I used a tag die from my stash to die-cut the tags.  I tore the card stock and sponged it with my distress ink to create the look of sand.  I adhered the shaker element using my Xyron mega tape runner and foam tape.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment, added the sun, and the cloud.  Here is what it looks like:

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Here’s another look:

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You are all going to absolutely love the new stamp sets and dies for the July release.  The stamps, dies and embellishments will be available for purchase on Friday, July 14th.  Please stay tuned for more project inspiration from the design team this week.  Have an amazing day!