NND November Release Day 1 – Snowman Greetings

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and/or stencils 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 commentbelow.  Thank you!]  

For the first day of the reveals we are starting with the Snowman Greetings stamp setand coordinating dies.

To make my card, I started by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with Distress Oxide inks in Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass.  Once the colors were well-blended, I smooshed some Aged Mahogany on an acrylic block and added water to it.  I used my watercolor brush to add some speckles of color to my panel for added texture.

I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die cut the image.

Next, I die-cut the trees and the snow using the Forest Builder die set and Sky Borders die.   I adhered the trees onto the panel with liquid glue.  The snow banks were adhered with either liquid glue or foam adhesive.  I added the focal image with liquid glue.

To finish my design, I stamped some snowflakes with a light blue quick dry dye ink and adhered some Snowflake sprinkles to adorn the card.  I also used my BG Copic markers to add more color to the snow banks.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Snowman Greetings” 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, November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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NND October Release Day 2 – Dear Santa & Nutcrackers

It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’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 2 of the reveals we are showcasing with the Dear Santa stamp set and coordinating dies with the Nutcrackers stamp set and coordinating dies.

To make my first project, I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  The north pole and the little mouse images are from the Santa Paws Newton stamp set.  I used the coordinating dies to die cut them all out.

On another A2-size panel of Neenah solar white, I stamped the little houses from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set using some Fog ink to create a subtle background for my focal point.  I used a blending brush and Tumbled glass distress oxide for added interest and texture.

Next, the snowbanks were die-cut using the Land Border die and adhered on the card using my ATG gun.   I adhered the rest of the images with foam adhesive or liquid glue.

I finished my design my adding the sentiment that I heat-embossed on some black card stock.  Here’s another look:

My next project is super fun!  I did most of the steps I mentioned above to die-cut and color the images.  The words “RA PUM PUM PUM” were die-cut on school bus red card stock to make it stand out.

I used the scallop die from the Frames & Flags die set to die-cut the mint blue patterned paper.  I adhered this on an A2-size card base.

The shaker portion of the card was made by using a die from my collection and some Mirror Clear Confetti Dot Mix.  I adhered this piece on the background with my ATG gun.

For added texture and interest, I added the Holly and Berries, die-cut using the Pines & Holly die set.

I finished my design by adding the sentiment with liquid glue.  Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Dear Santa”  Stamp Set or the “Nutcrackers”  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 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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Savor Life’s Small Moments with Newton’s Nook

Hello my crafty friends!  I’m back today with Newton’s Nook with an Autumn-themed card, showcasing the Autumn Mice stamp set & coordinating dies.  

To begin, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

The background sky was created by inking up a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with the Clouds stencil and Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink.   Next, I adhered some gray patterned paper on Neenah solar white and used an oval die from my collection to cut the window.  I foam-mounted this on the colored panel to create some dimension.

I used the same oval die to die-cut some green card stock, then used the Land Border Die Set to die-cut the grass.  I adhered this onto the foreground with liquid glue.  I also adhered my focal image with more leaves to create my scene.

I finished my design by adding the sentiment created using the smallest die from the Framework die set.  Here’s another look:

Stay tuned next week for the October release by Newton’s Nook.  It is going to be epic!  

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

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 4 – Happy Birthday Fri-Dies

It’s the last day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are showcasing the Happy Birthday Fri-die.   Be sure to comment on each release post this week for your chance to win a $25 mini shopping spree!  A random winner will be chosen from one of the days so increase your odds by visiting with us all week.  The winner will be announced on the CAS-ual Fridays blog post.

 

You don’t have to wait til the end of the week to start filling your shopping cart.   ALL of the new release sets are in the shop NOW!
 
You also need to check our the clearance section as Michele is making room for new stamps & dies.  They are priced really low and you have to grab your favorites now before they sell out.

 

 

I started by stamping the flowers from the Pretty Posies stamp set with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images. 

 

Next, I colored the flowers with some Spectrum Noir dye inks with mini sponge daubers. I adhered these flowers on a white card base.

 

 

 

To finish my design, I die-cut the Happy Birthday on black card stock and adhered on the card with liquid adhesive.

 

 

 

 I hope you like my slimline shaker card today.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code to avail 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 3 – Hooray Fri-Dies & Sassy Celebration Stamp Set

It’s the third day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are showcasing the Hooray Fri-dies and Sassy Celebration stamp set.  Be sure to comment on each release post this week for your chance to win a $25 mini shopping spree!  A random winner will be chosen from one of the days so increase your odds by visiting with us all week.  The winner will be announced on the CAS-ual Fridays blog post.

 

You don’t have to wait til the end of the week to start filling your shopping cart.   ALL of the new release sets are in the shop NOW! 

 

 

To create this slimline shaker card, I inked up a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks in rainbow order (Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet).  I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on the panel and picked the excess with some paper towel for added texture.

 

Next, I cut some acetate sheet 1/4 inch bigger (on all four sides) than the colored panel.  I placed it on my scoreboard and scored 1/4 inche on all four sides.  I added some scor-tape and adhered all three sides, leaving the top open so I can add my shaker elements.  I used a combination of Nuvo Diamond Harlequin Pure Sheen Confetti and Kat Scrappiness Mirrored Clear Solid Stars Confetti.  I closed the top portion of the shaker and shook the contents immediately to spread all over the card.  The confetti stuck to the plastic (hooray, static) and created this shimmery background.

 

 

 

I used the Hooray Fri-die to die-cut some black card stock and adhered to the focal panel with some liquid glue.  I used the Slimline Pinked Fri-die to cut my black card stock and adhered this piece on a slimline card base.  I then added the focal panel with some liquid glue.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set and adhered onto the card using my ATG gun.

 

 

 I hope you like my slimline shaker card today.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code to avail 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 2 – Everyday Dragonflies

It’s the second day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are showcasing the Everyday Dragonflies stamp set and Dragonflies Fri-DieBe sure to comment on each release post this week for your chance to win a $25 mini shopping spree! A random winner will be chosen from one of the days so increase your odds by visiting with us all week.  The winner will be announced on the CAS-ual Fridays blog post.

 

You don’t have to wait til the end of the week to start filling your shopping cart.   ALL of the new release sets are in the shop NOW! 

 

 

To begin, I stamped the dragonflies on some Bristol Smooth white card stock with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder, and heat-set with my heating tool.   I use the coordinating dies to cut them out.  

 

Next, I used my mini-sponge daubers to color the dragonflies with some distress oxide inks.  

 

I cut some patterned paper strip and adhere this on an A2 size card base.  To create more texture to the background, I stamped the dragonflies with some Fog ink.  I cut a strip of black card stock and adhered it onto the card.

 

 

I foam-mounted the dragonflies on the card for added dimension.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment and adhered some sparkling clear droplets for added texture and interest. 

 

 

 Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Cas-ual Fridays post for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 1 – Slimline Pinked Fri-Die

It’s the first day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are featuring the new Slimline Pinked Fri-Dies.  

 

 

I started by die-cutting some Neenah solar white card stock using the Birdies Fri-Die.  I positioned the positive die-cut inside by Misti stamping tool and stamped the image using the Little Birdies stamp set.  I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

 

I inked up a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using some clouds and grass stencils from my collection to create my scene.  I adhered my focal image on the card.

 

 

The Fish-tail bunting border was created using the small dies that are included in the Slimline Pinked Fri-die set and die-cut with some patterned paper.  I drew a line and adhered the die-cuts with liquid glue.  I also die-cut the word “hooray” and some stars and adhered them on the card.  

 

I added my focal panel on a slimline card base, measuring 8 1/5 by 7, scored at 3 1/2 inches.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.  Here’s another look:

 

 

CAS-ual Fridays is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to the shop.  To find out how you can WIN, please go to the CAS-ual Fridays blog post for more details.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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Catherine Pooler and Cas-ual Fridays Collaboration Weekend

 

Hello and welcome to the Catherine Pooler and CAS-ual Fridays Collaboration weekend!  I am so pleased to participate in this amazing blog hop!  Both companies are giving away a $30 Gift Certificate to the shop and the winners will be announced on each company’s blog post on Tuesday, September 29th.

 

For this hop, I am showcasing the Happy Birthday stamp set and SweetFriend Fri-dies by Cas-ual Fridays, along with the AMAZING CP Minis – Carnivale Collection,  CP Off The Loom Stencil, Oval Balloon StencilCP Minis – Life of the Party and CP mini ink in Midnight.

 

For my first card, I started by using the CP Oval Balloon stencil and inked up the balloons using CP Mini inks in Samba, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Grape Crush and All that Jazz.  I also used a stencil from my collection to add the clouds with All That Jazz ink. 

 

 

The balloon strings and the sentiment from the CFS Happy Birthday stamp set were stamped using the CP mini ink in Midnight.   I used my white gel pen to add more texture to the balloons.

 

 

To finish my design, I die-cut some yellow stars using a die from my collection.  Here’s another look:

 

 

For my second card, I inked up an A-2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using the CP Off the Loom Stencil and CP Mini inks in Samba, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Grape Crush and All that Jazz.  These inks are so juicy and wonderful to blend to create a seamless, colorful background.

 

 

I adhered this panel on an A2-size top-fold card base.  Next, I die-cut some Neenah solar white and black card stock using a die from my collection.  I adhered both pieces on the card with my tape runner.

 

 

I finished my card design by die-cutting the “hello friend” using the Sweet Friend fri-dies and adhering it onto the card with liquid glue.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I am so in-love with these Catherine Pooler inks that I purchased more of them to complete my CP mini ink collection!   

 

I hope you like my cards today!   The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to leave a comment on each stop for a chance to win one of the (2)  $30 Gift Certificates by both companies today.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

Here’s the order of the hop:

Catherine Pooler

Nora Noll

Allison Cope

Larissa Heskett

Nanette Tracy

Vicki Dutcher

Chrissie Tobias

Shona Chambers

Susan Powell

Michelle Wallace

Jen Carter

Lisa Bzibziak

Karen Baker

Maria Russell (you are here)

CAS-ual Fridays

 

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Happy Haunting with LDRS Creative

Hello my crafty friends!  Maria here on the blog with you today sharing this cute Halloween card, featuring a few of my favorite stamp sets by LDRS Creative.  Halloween is fast-approaching and I want to start creating my cards so that I’ll have plenty of time to mail them to the recipient.
 
 
 
I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock using the Raven Hybrid ink.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and die cut, using the coordinating dies.  
 
I ink-blended my A2 size panel of Neenah with some Banana Cream Pie Hybrid Ink and mini sponge dauber.  I increased the intensity of the color towards the middle.  I foam-mounted the window, flower box and the black cat on the card panel then started adhering the rest of the ivy leaves with liquid glue.   
 
 
Before adhering my trick-or-treaters, I die-cut the two grass panels out of the Sweater Weather paper using the In the Grass die set.  I added the pumpkins and the treat bag, then foam-mounted the rest of the images for added dimension.
 
I finished my design by stamping the cobweb and spider, then stamped the sentiment using Raven Hybrid Ink.  Here’s another look:
 
 
I absolutely LOVE that you can mix and match these cute stamp sets to create a beautiful Halloween scene.  I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!
 
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