Happy Easter Card with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends!  The weather has been so unpredictable lately and I know some of you are having some major snow storm.  I hope my colorful card today will cheer you up a little.  For today’s project, I am showcasing the Bunny Tails Stencil, Hop Into Spring Stamp Set and coordinating dies along with the Circle Frames die set, Land Border die set and Clouds Stencil.

I stamped the image on Neenah solar white card stock using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut the image.

I cut another panel of Neenah solar white card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I sprayed my Bunny Stencil (#1) with Pixie Spray.  I waited for the stencil to dry a little and placed it on top of my card stock.  The pixie spray gave it some light tack so that it didn’t shift while blending the colors.  I used some low tack tape to mask-off the the lower portion of the stencil so that the colors don’t contaminate each other.  I used my blending brushes to add pink, then peach, yellow, blue and purple.  The bunny tails were added using stencil #2 with some textured paste and my palette knife for added texture and dimension.  I set this aside for about half an hour to let it dry and added foam tape at the back of the panel.

I used the “positive” die-cut to pencil the lines on my notecard.  I then used my clouds stencil and some dye ink to create the clouds.  The grass panel was die-cut using the same circle die that I used to create the window and the land border die.  I foam-mounted the focal panel onto the notecard.  I also added the grass and the bunny with some glue.  I finished my design by stamping the sentiment on some black card stock.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I fussy-cut the sentiment with my precision snips and adhered to the card with glue.  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by!

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NND February Release Day 4 – Newton’s Rainy Day Trio & Daffodils

 

 

 

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out Monday and Tuesday’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 4, we are showcasing the Newton’s Rainy Day Trio stamp set and coordinating dies along with the Daffodils stamp set and coordinating dies.

For my first card, I started with an A2 size panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock and created the background using the Hills & Grass stencil and Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink.  To create the rain, I used the Raindrops stencil. with Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink.   I slightly offset the stencil and used some texture paste for added texture and dimension.  I set this aside to dry for about 30 minutes.

I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I colored the images in with alcohol markers and positioned my dies with some purple tape to die-cut them out.  I originally colored the gray kitty’s hat with a different color and it just didn’t look good.  I thought about throwing the image and stamping again but since I already spent too much time coloring the other kitties, I decided to keep it.  I stamped the hat and boots on a patterned paper and fussy cut them with my precision snips, so that I can paper-piece and cover my mistake!  I adhered them with liquid glue.  I did the same thing to the umbrella.

I adhered the image on the card panel and added to an A2-size notecard.  I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.

The next card below is fairly simple.   I stamped the images a few times on some Neenah solar white card stock and used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color them in.

I used the darker marker to add some dots and more texture to the flowers, and also gave it a slight tint of blue outline to make them stand out.  This brought it to life as you can see on the close-up below!

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and added some White AB solid confetti mix.

 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s rainy Day Trio or the “Daffodils” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th.

 

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

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NND February Release Day 3 – Baa Stamp & Die Set

 

 

 

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out Monday and Tuesday’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 3, we are showcasing the Baa Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

This stamp set is probably one of my favorites from the release this week!  Once again I wanted some soft colors to welcome spring!

I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I colored the images in with alcohol markers and positioned the dies with some purple tape to die-cut them out.

Next, I die-cut the elements that I need to create my scene using some of my favorite scene-builder dies from Newton’s Nook –>  Land Borders Die Set (for the grass and hill), Picket Fence Die and the Sky Scene Builder die set. The tiny trees were die-cut using a die from my collection.

I prepared my background by adding the clouds using the Clouds Stencil with some blending brush and dye ink.  I adhered this panel on an A-2 size notecard.   I started adhering the pieces that I die-cut earlier to create my scene and foam-mounted the grass for added dimension.

I adhered the colored images with some liquid glue and finished the design by adding the sentiment that was embossed and heat-set on some black card stock.  Here’s another look at the finished card:

 

Would you like to win the “Baa” Stamp Set?  This 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th.

 

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

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Barnyard Bunnies Pocket Pals with LDRS Creative

Hello there! I’m back today for LDRS Creative to share this cute Mini Slimline Card, showcasing the Barnyard Bunnies Pocket Pals stamp set and Barnyard Bunnies Pocket Pals dies, along with the Country Fence Pocket Die,  Slimline Basket Weave Pocket die set and Farmer’s Market 6×6 Paper Pad.  I thought these items just perfectly go together like peanut butter and jelly!  Everything is just perfectly proportioned from the stamps, dies and patterned paper!
To make the card, I started by preparing my slimline card base that measures 5 1/2 x 6 inches that I folded in half.  I used the Slimline Basket Weave Pocket die set and the Farmer’s Market 6×6 Paper Pad to die-cut the panel and adhered this on my card base with liquid glue.  The design I chose from the paper pad really is the perfect background for my scene.  I really LOVE the paper pads that are available at the shop!
Next, I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers.  Since the images are so tiny, I only use a maximum of two markers for each image to blend the colors.   Easy, peasy!
I die-cut the little white picket fence using the Country Fence Pocket Die.  This is just the perfect size to use for my scene!  I foam-mounted the pieces on my focal panel, along with my colored images.
Next, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock with Watermark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder on top.  I used my heating gun to heat-set the sentiment and adhered to the card with my ATG gun.  I finished my design by adding some glossy accents to the tractor’s window.  Here’s another look at the card:
I love that this card was so easy to put together by combining some amazing products from the shop!  I hope you like this card today and got inspired.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!
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would You Like Some Bubbly?

Hello my crafty peeps!  I’m back for Cas-ual Fridays Stamps today to share this cute shaker card, showcasing some of my favorites from the last release called Pop, Fizz Clink stamp set with the Champagne Flute dies and the Bubbly Stencil.  Incidentally, all stencils are on sale right now so grab your faves!
To make the card, I temporarily adhered the Bubbly Stencil on some  Neenah Solar white card stock and added some color with dye inks using some blending brushes.   I adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.
Next, I die-cut the Champagne Flutes a couple of times using some gold and white card stock, as well as some acetate sheets.  Instead of using foam adhesives, I adhered the pieces together to create my shaker well.  I also added the acetate sheet on one end, then added my shaker element to the well.  I closed my shaker by adding another piece of acetate sheet on top, making my champagne flute see-through.

I stamped my sentiment on my focal panel with some Versafine Onyx black ink.  I finished my design by adhering both champagne flutes on my card.  Here’s another look:

I absolutely LOVE how this card turned out!  Here are the supplies if you’re interested:

All stencils are currently on SALE at the shop.  Use my coupon code below for 15% off your order!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Sweet Treats Blog Hop with Newton’s Nook Designs

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The Newton’s Nook Design Team is hopping along today to share some Sweet Treats – just in time for Valentines dayMake sure to scroll down at the bottom of this post to see the whole list, and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Heartfelt Love stamp set, along with the Banner Trio Die and Heart Frames die set.

 

To begin, I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I die-cut the image that I colored using the scallop die from the Heart Frames die set.

 

To turn the die-cut into a tag, I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole in the middle.  I inserted the eyelet and used my Crop-A-Dile again to set the eyelet and finish the tag.

 

I want a bigger treat holder this year to house my husband’s special treat.  I used a recycled glass jar that I washed in my dishwasher.  I added some pink shredded paper at the bottom for added color and texture.  Next, I poured the whole bag of Reese’s pieces (my husband’s favorite chocolate) inside the jar.   The glass jar is big enough to hold all of the chocolates inside.   I added more shredded paper on top and closed the jar with the lid.  I cut some red felt to cover the top of the jar and used some red and white twine to hold it shut.  I inserted my tag and created a loop, then finished it with a bow.  I also die-cut some arrows to decorate the top of the jar and adhered them with liquid glue.

 

 

To finish my tag design, I die-cut some black card stock using the Banner Trio die.  I stamped the sentiment on this piece and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set the sentiment and waited for this piece to cool for a few seconds.  To add more texture to the the sentiment, I used my Spectrum Noir Glittered Pens to add color to the word “HEART”.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I’ve always loved recycling glass jars and this treat holder turned out so cute with just a few supplies from my collection, and stamps & dies from Newton’s Nook Designs!  My hubby is going to LOVE this!  Don’t forget to join us and hop along to win one of the prizes.  Full details about the hop is indicated below.  I have also listed and linked the supplies I use.  Thanks for joining me today!

 

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!

 

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?  We are giving them out to 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 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 Monday, February 8th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 9th.

 

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
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

 

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Rainbow Bridge with Cas-ual Fridays Stamps

Have you ever made a pet sympathy card for someone else and felt sad because you remember your own childhood pets?  That’s what I felt creating this card.
Hello everyone, I’m back for Cas-ual Fridays stamps today sharing this Slimline Pet Sympathy Card, showcasing the Rainbow Bridge stamp set, along with the Pinked Slimline die set.
I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set the images with my heating tool.  I fussy-cut the rainbows using my precision snips.
Next, I used some Hybrid inks and my sponge daubers to add color to the rainbows.  I wiped the excess ink using my paper towel.  By doing so, it made the colors stand out against the white embossing.
The background was made by using a clouds stencil from my collection.  I adhered the rainbow die-cuts on top using my tape runner.
The clouds were die-cut using some dies from my collection and adhered on the colored background with liquid glue.
Next, I used the Pinked Slimline die set and die-cut some 110 lb. card stock.  I also created my slimline card base, measuring 8 1/2 by 7 that I folded in half.  I adhered the pinked die-cut with liquid glue, then added the focal panel on top.
I foam-mounted the long clouds on the card and finished my design by stamping the sentiment with black ink.
I hope you like my card today.  Here are the supplies in case you’re interested:
Don’t forget to use my coupon code below for 15% off your order.

Get well Soon with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends!  I am back for Newton’s Nook and I have kind of an unusual card, showcasing the Lovely Blooms stamp set and dies, along with Heartfelt Sentiment stamp set & Banner Trio die set.

 

I have donated a lot of my cards lately and need to replenish my stash and the one thing that I don’t have enough of is “Get Well Soon” cards.   I thought I’d make one today.  I recently watched a YT video by Rebecca Keppel and she showed some techniques on how to color with Distress oxide re-inkers.  Thanks to Rebecca for the idea!

 

 

I started by stamping my images on some Neenah Desert Storm card stock with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I drop a few colors of my distress oxide re-inkers on my Tim Holtz Glass Mat and with my watercolor brush, I colored the images one by one.  The re-inkers I used are Broken China, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac and Mowed Lawn.  I built-up the colors by drying in between layers using my heating tool.  Once I achieved the right intensity, I set them aside and started on my background panel.

 

 

The background was very simple to achieve.  I stamped the images on some A2 size panel of Neenah Desert Storm card stock with Versamark ink.  I put a few drops of white paint on my stamping block and used my watercolor brush to splatter on the background for added texture.  Next, I foam-mounted the biggest image on the card and added the layers with liquid glue.  I added them randomly all over the card and whatever excess that I cut, I adhered them back to the panel to fill in some empty spaces.   I added the sentiment from the Heartfelt Sentiments that I heat-embossed with white embossing powder, and die-cut with the Banner Trio die.  I finished my design by adding some Clear Mirrored Confetti Dots for more texture.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Thanks for stopping by.  The full supplies list is listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!

 

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NND January Release Day 4 – Newton’s Mug & Love Cafe

I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the reveals.  I hope you were able to check out the last three days where we revealed some great stamp sets, dies & stencils.  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 last day, we are showcasing the Newton’s Mug stamp set + coordinating dies, along with the Love Cafe stamp set + coordinating dies.  These are mini stamp sets and they are so CUTE!

My first card was inspired by our DT Manager, Samantha Mann.  I love her ink-blended background with pops of black and white so I thought I’d give it a shot today!  I started by ink-blending my background with distress oxide inks and used the same purple color to splatter some inks with my watercolor brush.  Next, I used the Mugs stencil and some texture paste to add some texture to the background.  I put this panel aside to let it dry for a few minutes.

While the background panel is drying, I stamped the image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers.  I also stamped the small “tea bag” image on some patterned paper to paper-piece the design.

Next, I die-cut the grass using the Land Border dies and cut a strip of black and white patterned paper, adhering them together with liquid glue before adding foam adhesive to it so I can foam-mount the pieces to the colored background.

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment on the image and foam-mounting this onto the card panel.

My next card is fairly simple.    I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

On another panel of Bristol smooth white card stock, I used the Sunscape stencil and Mustard Seed distress oxide ink to add the sun rays.  I adhered a panel of patterned paper and some brown strip onto the card panel to ground my images.

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Mug” or the “Love Cafe” 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, January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd.

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

 

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