Cute Penguins Christmas Card with CC Designs

Hello! I am so happy that you stopped by today. I am back with another inspiration today, showcasing the Cute Penguins Stamp Set and coordinating dies with the Joy Noel Metal Die by CC Designs.

I didn’t want to use traditional Christmas colors and decided to do some pinks, blues and mint green.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • Stamp the images on some alcohol-friendly card stock and die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.
  • Color the images in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • Die-cut the word “Joy” using the Joy Noel Metal Die on some dark pink card stock that matches the color of the images.
  • Adhere the patterned paper on some A2-size notecard.
  • Die-cut the snow banks and little trees with some white and patterned paper.
  • Assemble the card by adhering the snowbank with the trees first, and layer the other panel using tape runner.
  • Adhere the focal images and the word “Joy” on the card with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment using some Dark Red dye ink.

I LOVE these cute little penguins so much! Aren’t they so adorable? Who wouldn’t like to receive a cute Christmas card like this?! This stamp set is a must-have for any stamper.

I hope you like the card and got inspired today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thank you for stopping by today, and happy stamping!

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NND OCTOBER Release Day 2 – Holiday Home + Christmas Cactus

It is Day 2 of the October 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 today’s reveals, we are showcasing the Holiday Home Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies with the Christmas Cactus Stamp Set and Dies.

When I first saw this Holiday Home Stamp Set, I immediately thought of this design in my head. I knew wanted to create a storybook scene to capture this magical Christmas evening. I paired it up with the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.

I started by creating the background panel by ink-blending the background with distress oxide inks on some Bristol Smooth white card stock. I sprayed it with water and picked up the excess with paper towel.

Next, I stamped the images from the Holiday Home Stamp Set and Snow Globe Scenes on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut them all out.

To create the snowbanks, I die-cut some Neenah solar white card stock using the Land Border Dies and the Sea Border Dies. I colored the edges with my alcohol markers in blue and used the blender to soften the edges.

Having all of the components on hand, I started to assemble the card. The background panel was adhered on some A2-size white notecard. I foam-mounted the first snowbank for added dimension and added the second one with liquid glue. I adhered the colored images on the card panel with either foam or liquid adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment on the foreground with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored the letters with the same markers I used to color the images, for a more cohesive look. I finished my card design by adding Stickles to the “snowy” trees and the hats.

The next card is Clean & Simple. I stamped the images a few times on some Bristol smooth white card stock with Versafine ink in Onyx Black. I colored the images in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

I adhered the colored panel on some A2-size white notecard.

I finished the card design by stamping the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder to this and heat-set with my heating tool. I fussy-cut the sentiment and adhered on the card with liquid glue.

Would you like to win the “Holiday Home” or the “Christmas Cactus”  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

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CC Designs October Release – CUTE PENGUINS

HELLO and welcome to the October Reveal Day by CC Designs. The Design Team is so excited to share with you a few projects that we created showcasing the CUTE PENGUINS Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

I started by stamping the images from the Cute Penguins stamp set on some Neenah solar white card stock with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to die-cut them all out.

Next, I used a die from my collection to create a box card and also die-cut the birch trees to create my winter scene. I assembled them quickly with liquid glue.

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment on the pattern paper strip and adhered on the card using my tape runner. I added the red bow to the middle of the birch tree for that extra cuteness.

The CC Designs Creative Team has some amazing inspiration for you, using the products featured here today. Please don’t forget to visit CC Designs’ Instagram account to see more inspiration from the team.

The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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CC Designs October Release – Elf Inchies

HELLO and welcome to the October Reveal Day by CC Designs. The Design Team is so excited to share with you a few projects that we created showcasing the ADORABLE Elf Inchies stamp set and dies that perfectly coordinates with the Inchies Circle Metal Die.

I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to die-cut them all out.

I used the Inchies Circle Metal Die to die-cut some pattern paper and adhered the positive die-cuts on an A2 size panel. I kept the negative die-cut and adhered some acetate to this piece and added some foam tape to create my shaker well. I used some pink iridescent sequins as my shaker element and closed the shaker.

Next, I added the images on each little window with liquid glue. I adhered the sentiment that I stamped and heat-embossed with some white embossing powder. I finished my design by adding some red and pink jewels to their caps.

The CC Designs Creative Team has some amazing inspiration for you using the products featured here today. Please don’t forget to visit CC Designs’ Instagram account to see more inspiration from the team. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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Two Foiled Cards – LDRS Creative & ThermOWeb Collaboration Week

Hello everyone, it’s Maria here on the blog with you and it’s my turn to share my projects using products from LDRS Creative & ThermOWeb!  I was so inspired that I created two projects!  There is a giveaway on our Instagram hop so head on over to my instagram account  (Maria Russell Instagram Page) to participate and win some prizes from both companies.
For my first card below, I am showcasing the adorable Prepare for Santa – Winnie stamp set along with Christmas Wishes Sentiment StackWave Ribbon Stack Coordinating die and  TOW/Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer in Red Static and Designer Toner Sheets in Peppermint Twist.
To make my first card, I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock using Raven Hybrid ink and colored my images in with alcohol markers.  I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the image and adhered this piece on some pre-cut oval card stock packs in white and black.
Next, I cut some TOW/Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer in Red Static just big enough to cover the Designer Toner Sheet in Peppermint Twist and ran this through my laminating machine. I adhered this on some black card base and added my focal image on the card.
I finished my design by adding the sentiment that was stamped and embossed using Watermark Embossing PadWhite Embossing Powder and the Christmas Wishes Sentiment Stack, and die-cut using the Wave Ribbon Stack Coordinating die.  I also used some white gel pen and drew dots on the foil and my focal image, and some Stickles for added texture and interest.  Here’s a little close-up:
I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and die-cut using the Panda Play die set.  I adhered the beautiful starry background from the Haunted Halloween 6×6 paper pack on some A2-size black card base.
Next, I cut some TOW DecoFoil Clear Toner Sheet in Starry Night and TOW/Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer Sheet in Gold Staticthe measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2, and ran this through my laminating machine.  I adhered this piece on top of the patterned paper with some liquid glue.
Since this is a night-time scene, I die-cut the grass using the In the Grass border die set on some black card stock and adhered on the card using the Scotch ATG Adhesive.  I used the same tape runner to adhere the Panda and the moon.
I finished my design by adhering the MISS You sentiment that was die-cut using the Miss You die set and some gold glitter card stock and adhered the red enamel heart on the back of the Panda for added texture and interest.  Here’s another look:
I had so much fun creating these cards using products from both companies!   Come back this week to check out more inspiration from the design team.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!
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Not A Creature Was Stirring…..

Hello Newton’s Nook fans! I’m back today to share with you this cute “cheesy” Christmas card, showcasing the Naughty & Mice stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the Banner Trio die setPines & Holly die set and Circle Frames die set.

To make my card, I die-cut an A2 size panel of some yellow card stock and used one of the circle die from the Circle Frames die set to die-cut a few holes.  I wanted this piece to look like “cheese”.  I inked up this panel with some Fossilized Amber distress oxide ink to create some shadows for added texture.  I foam-mounted this piece on an A-2 size card base for added dimension and my scissors to cut-off the excess.

Next, I stamped the mice on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in my alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I die-cut the pine boughs using the Pines & Holly die set and adhered on the card with liquid glue.

I added the mice with foam adhesive and finished my design by adding the sentiment strip that was die-cut using the Banner Trio die set.  Easy Peasy!  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have an amazing day!

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Deck the Halls With Inky Paws 2020

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are having a great day! It is Newton’s Nook Designs’ 8th Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop.  We have some very talented guest designers with us today so please hop along and check out their amazing projects.  Newton’s Nook will also be picking TWO lucky winners to receive a $25 store credit 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 understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

 

Before I share my card today, Newton’s Nook is also having a “Deck the Halls with Inky Paws SALE! “
$5 off every $30 You Spend!
That means $5 of $30, $10 of $60…up to $25 off $150!*
No Coupon Needed
Valid now through Sunday, December 6th!
*Maximum $25 discount per order. 

 

 

For my Christmas card today, I am showcasing one of my favorite stamp set and coordinating dies by Newton’s Nook called Naughty or Mice, along with the Banner Trio die setSlimline Frames & Portholes and the Slimline Frames & Windows die set.

 

 

I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and die-cut them out using the coordinating dies.

 

I used both slimline dies mentioned above and die-cut them with different colors of card stock and patterned paper.  I cut some Neenah 110 lb. card stock measuring 8 1/2 by 7, and folded in half as my slimline card base.  I adhered the red scallop first, then foam-mounted the white frame for added dimension.

 

I adhered the patterned paper with some liquid glue.  Adding the snow banks grounded my images against the busy background and made them stand out a little!

 

 

The focal images were added with my tape runner.  I finished my design by die-cutting the banner from the Banner Trio die set, that was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with my heating tool.

 

To add more of a festive touch, I added the red bows that were die-cut using the Baby Bib die set.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)TWO winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 6th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 7th.

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year with LDRS Creative

Is anyone else excited for Christmas?  I can’t wait to be honest!  My husband and I are finally able to book a flight to go home for the holidays and I am counting the days!  I can’t wait to see my kids and our home!  I am also excited to get a fresh tree and decorate it with my kids and that is my inspiration for today’s card.
 
This slimline card is so easy to make and believe it or not, I only used one 6×6 patterned paper using the City Sidewalks Paper Pack to fill in the background.  Do you want to know how?  I started by using the second largest die from the Slim Line Corner Scallop die set and positioned this at the bottom left side of the paper.  I ran it through my die-cutting machine to get the first piece.  I did the same step but positioned the die at the top right hand corner of the paper to get the next piece.  
 
Next, I used the two biggest die from the Slim Line Corner Scallop die set to die-cut the frame and the inside piece.  I adhered the two pieces of patterned paper that I die-cut previously, making sure that the bricks lined-up perfectly to get a cohesive look.
 
The images from the City SidewalksCountry Corner Accessories and City Streets stamp sets were stamped with Raven Hybrid ink on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and die-cut using the coordinating dies.
 
 
Now that I have all of the pieces together, I am ready to assemble my card.  First, I foam-mounted the black frame that was die-cut earlier using the Slim Line Corner Scallop die set on a slimline card base.  I adhered the background that I previously fused together on the center of the card with liquid glue.  Next, I added foam adhesive to my focal image (the car) and adhered this piece on the card, making sure that I positioned this to cover the fused background.  I also foam-mounted the mailbox for added dimension and adhered the Light Post, Letter to Santa, and the Wreath with liquid glue to adorn the scene.
 
I stamped the sentiments from the Christmas Wishes stamp set on some black card stock using the LDRS Watermark Ink.   I sprinkled some White Embossing Powder on the sentiments and heat-set them with my heating tool.  I used the Wave Ribbon Stack coordinating dies to die-cut all the sentiments at once.  I really love this stamp and die combo!  You only stamp it once but you a get a lot of sentiment strips that you can use for your projects later.  I foam-mounted the sentiment on the card for added dimension.
 
I finished my design by adding some Stickles to the snow and used my white gel pen to add some dots to the car for more texture.  Here’s another look:
 
 
Don’t you just LOVE the new release by LDRS Creative?  To be honest, I really can’t pick a favorite!  I love them all!  This scene from the City Sidewalks 6×6 paper pack was so easy to put together and you definitely need to check them all out!  It’s a must-have for sure!
 
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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NND November Release Day 4 – Newton’s Snowman & Happy New Year

I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out the last three days of the release.  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 with the Newton’s Snowman stamp set and coordinating dies with the (mini) Happy New Year Stamp Set.

To make my first card, I started by inking up this panel with some Evergreen Bough distress oxide ink.I used the Petite Snow stencil to add texture to the background.
I stamped the image with some Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut the image.  I also stamped the trees from the Festive Forest stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I die-cut the mountains and snow using a die set from my collection and some Neenah Desert Storm and White glitter card stock.  I adhered this onto my colored background with my ATG gun.
The snowbanks were die-cut using the Sky Border and Land Border dies.  I used my BG Copic markers to add a little bit of color and adhered them onto the card panel with my ATG gun and foam adhesive.
Next, I adhered the trees and my focal image with some liquid glue.
I finished my card design by using my white gel pen and draw some lines and dots to the Snowman’s scarf and also used some Stardust Stickles for added texture.  Here’s another look:
My next card is very simple.  I used the circle die from the Circle Frames die set to die-cut some masking paper.  I adhered this onto my A2-size card panel and started stamping the champagne glasses and other images from the Newton’s New Year stamp set.  I used some alcohol markers to color the images in.
I gently removed the mask and stamped the Happy New Year sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and used the same alcohol markers to color them in.
I finished my design by adhering this colored panel to an A2 size note card and added some Stardust Stickles to the bubbles for more texture.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Snowman” 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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