There’s Snow One Like You

Hello LDRS fans!  Maria Russell here with you today sharing this cute winter-themed card, showcasing the Snowball Fight stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the Mackenzie 6×6 Paper Pad,  Slimline Corner Scallop die setOver The Hills die and the Up A Tree die set.

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To begin, I stamped my images with Raven Hybrid ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.

Next, I created the background by die-cutting some Bristol smooth white card stock using the biggest die from the Slimline Corner Scallop die set.  I die cut two pieces to create my layers.  I used the Over the hills die and die-cut my panel a few times to create the snowbanks.  I used the Swimming Hole Hybrid ink with some blender brush to add some color to the snow for added texture.  I adhered the snowbanks on the Bristol panel with my tape runner and foam adhesive to create dimension. 

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I played with my layout a little bit until I got the perfect spot for my critters, and adhered them onto the card with liquid glue.

I finished my design by adding the cute little trees that were die-cut using the Mackenzie Christmas Paper pad, gray card stock and Over the Hills die.   Here’s another look:

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Don’t you just love the new Fall/Winter release?  I honestly cannot even pick a favorite!  I really had so much fun creating this winter scene and I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy stamping!

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NND October Release Day 4 – Holiday Post and Christmas Roundabout

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 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 with the Holiday Post stamp set and coordinating dies with the Christmas Roundabout stamp set that coordinates with the Circle Frames die set and the Banner Trio die set.

To make my first project, I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.

The background was ink-blended with Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen.  For added texture, I sprayed it with some water and picked up the excess with my paper towel.  

I die-cut the trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set, the snowbanks with the Land Border and Sky Borders die set and adhered onto the colored panel.

My adhered the focal image onto the card and finished my design by adding the sentiment, die-cut using the Holiday Greetings die set on some glittered card stock.  I finished my design by adding the snow using my white Posca paint pen.

For my next project, I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white and colored them in with alcohol markers.  I used the Circle Frames die to die-cut the image.

To ground the focal image, I added some red circle frame with some liquid glue.  Next step was to create the shaker well, that I die-cut using a die from my collection.  I used some snowflake sprinkles as my shaker element.

I finished my design by adding the sentiment, die-cut using the Banner Trio die set.

Would you like to win the “Holiday Post”  Stamp Set or the “Christmas Roundabout”  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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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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NND October Release Day 1 – Destination Christmas & Christmas Camper

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and 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 Destination Christmas and coordinating dies with the Christmas Campers and coordinating dies.  We also have two new stencils called the Tiny Trees & Reindeer stencils.

 

To make my first project, I started by die-cutting the snow globe tags using the Snow Globe Shaker die set with some white card stock and acetate sheets.  I added foam adhesive to create my shaker well, then added the stars confetti as my shaker element.  I also adhered the words “merry” on each tag.  

 

 

Next, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored my images in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.   I wanted to make the cards git in each shaker so I decided to use my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.  I adhered them onto the tags with my ATG gun.

 

 

I finished my design my adding some glossy accents to the cars to make them look like glass.  Here’s another look:

 

 

My next project is just super simple.  I colored the images with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy-cut them using my precision snips. 

 

 

The background is just one of my favorite patterned paper adhered on an A-2 size card base.  I thought the patterned paper would be perfect to use for my scene.  I stamped the flying sleigh with the reindeer from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.  I also added the small reindeer from the same set.  

 

 

I adhered the colored images with liquid glue.  I wanted to add more trees to the background, so I stamped the pine trees behind the images using the Winter Memories stamp set.  I know you can’t really tell that it wasn’t part of the patterned paper because I used the same color of ink.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Destination Christmas”  Stamp Set or the “Christmas Campers”  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

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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