NND January Release Day 4 – Never Enough Cats & Coordinating Dies + Giveaway

I am a bit bummed because today is the last day of the reveals. I hope you were able to join us since Monday.  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 Never Enough Cats Stamp Set and coordinating dies. I also used the Frames & Flags Die Set and Meow Stencil for my project today.

I started by stamping the images on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored the images in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

The scallop frame was die-cut using the Frames & Flags Die Set. I used some distress ink to add some color and added texture to this panel by using the Meow Stencil and some white texture paste. I left this panel to dry for about half an hour then foam-mounted it onto some A2-size card base.

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

Would you like to win the “Never Enough Cats Heart” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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NND January Release Day 3 – Never Enough Dogs & Coordinating Dies + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome to the Newton’s Nook January Release Day 3. I hope you were able to join us since Monday.  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 Never Enough Dogs Stamp Set and coordinating dies. I also used the Circle Frames Die Set for my project today.

My card below is very simple but I love how it turned out!

I started by stamping the image on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored the image in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out. I adhered the pattern paper from the Love & Woofs Paper Pad on the card base.

The scallop circle and the scallop pattern paper were die-cut using the Circle Frames Die Set and foam-mounted onto the card for added dimension.

I adhered the focal image with liquid glue and finished the design by adding the sentiment that I heat-embossed on black card stock. Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Never Enough Dogs Heart” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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NND January Release Day 2 – Newton’s Heart Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome to the Newton’s Nook January Release Day 2. 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, we are showcasing the Newton’s Heart Stamp Set and coordinating dies. I also used the Petite Hearts Stencil and Heart Frames Die Set for my project today.

I started by stamping the image on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored the image in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

Next, I used the Petite Hearts Stencil and some white texture paste to add texture to some Neenah Solar White card stock. I let this panel dry for about half an hour, then adhered it on some white top-folding card base.

The hearts were die-cut using the Heart Frames Die Set with the new Love & Woofs Paper Pad and last year’s Valentine release, Love & Meows Paper Pad. The flag banner was cut using my precision snips to add the fishtail, and adhered on the card with liquid glue. I adhered the hearts with the tape runner, and added the focal image.

Don’t you just love the pattern papers by Newton’s Nook Designs?! They all go perfectly well together!

I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment and adding some puffy heart stickers for added texture and interest. Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Heart” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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NND January Release Day 1 – Puppy Heart Stamp & Dies with 2 Paper Pads + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome to the Newton’s Nook January Release. I am so excited to show off the new products 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 comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 1 of the reveals, we are showcasing the Puppy Heart Stamp Set and coordinating dies, with the Love & Woofs Paper Pad and Love & Chocolate Paper pad. Incidentally, the Love & Chocolate Paper Pad will go perfectly well with the Love & Chocolate stamp set.

I started by stamping the image on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored the image in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also used the Frames & Flags Die Set to cut out the scallop frame and the stitched banner with the Love & Woofs Paper Pad and adhered the scallop panel on some red card base.

Next, I die-cut the red tag using the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and foam-mounted this piece on the card for added dimension. I added the stitched banner and the focal image on the tag with liquid glue.

I finished the card design by stamping the sentiment and adding the die-cut arrows, as well as some red enamel heart. Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Puppy Heart” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Winter Foliage Cards with Pretty Pink Posh

It’s been a very hectic week for me but I managed to make these two Christmas Cards today from the latest holiday release by Pretty Pink Posh.


For today’s projects, I am showcasing the Winter Foliage Dies along with the Happy Santa Stamp Set (sentiment) and Ruby Red Pearls.

Here’s how I made this first card:

  • ink-blend some Bristol Smooth white card stock with Evergreen Boughs Distress Oxide ink.
  • die-cut the holly leaves and pine boughs using the Winter Foliage Dies.
  • die-cut the Poinsettia a few times with some dark pink card stock.
  • layer the die-cuts inside a used box. Water-down some white paint on an acrylic block and use a brush to sprinkle the paint on the die-cuts. This added texture and interest to the die-cuts.
  • foam-mount the poinsettia on the card panel for more dimension and adhere the greenery with liquid glue.
  • finish the card design by stamping the sentiment from the Happy Santa Stamp Set.

Since I already die-cut a few of the winter foliage and have another card panel prepared, I created another card. This time, I only used the Holly Leaves, another type of greenery and the Pine Boughs.

I foam-mounted the Holly Leaves onto the card for more dimension and used the Ruby Red Pearls for my berries, adhering the pearls and the greenery on the card with liquid glue.

I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx Black ink. Here’s another look at the second card:

I hope you like these cards today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create these projects. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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2 Christmas Cards with Pretty Pink Posh

I am slowly unpacking the boxes at my new location and it has been overwhelming to say the least. Creating a project is very challenging right now because I can’t seem to find a lot of my stuff. Luckily, these items from Pretty Pink Posh’s October release was one of the first box I’ve found!


For today’s projects, I am showcasing the Mitten Shaker Dies, along with the Layered Mitten Stencils, Layered Winter Foliage Stencils, Winter Wishes Script Die, Winter Foliage Dies, Pine Green Pearls and Peppermints Clay Confetti.

Here’s how I made this first card:

  • adhere the silver mittens on the card using tape runner.
  • create a shaker well on the pink mitten by adding some foam adhesive. Adhere the pink negative piece on the card on top of the silver mitten and use Peppermints Clay Confetti as your shaker element. Adhere the mitten to close the shaker.
  • use the Mitten Shaker Die again to die-cut just the end of the mitten piece. Stamp the sentiment on this piece with Versamark ink and heat-set with the heating tool. Adhere the same on the mitten with liquid glue.
  • finish the design by adhering the Snowflake, the pine boughs that were die-cut using the Winter Foliage Dies and add texture by adhering some Pine Green Pearls.

Since I already die-cut a few of the mittens, I decided to create an extra project. This time I ink-blended the panel using the Layered Winter Foliage Stencils and some distress oxide inks. I followed the steps above to adhere the panel on some A2-size notecard and added the mittens.

I finished the card design by adhering the Winter Wishes Script Die-cut with liquid glue. Here’s another look:

I hope you like these cards today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create these projects. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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Happy Holidays with Pretty Pink Posh

Hello my crafty friends! I’m super excited to announce that I am guest-designing for Pretty Pink Posh for the months of November and December! This amazing bundle from the October Release was sent to me a few weeks back, but I had to keep my excitement on hold and announce it this month.

Incidentally, this bundle below is discounted at 15% off so you will save quite a bit of money if you purchase it now. It is packed full of goodies that you wouldn’t want to miss to create your holiday projects!

For my project today, I am showcasing the Pine Trees Die Set, along with the Happy Santa Stamp and Coordinating Dies, Layered Snowflakes Stencil, Christmas Friends Stamp and Coordinating Dies.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • foam-mount the ink-blended panel on some red slimline card base.
  • die-cut the trees using the Pine Trees Die Set on some white glitter card stock. Adhere them on the card with glue.
  • add a snowbank die-cut to the card and start adhering the colored images. Using a Reverse Grip Tweezers to grab your images and adding glue and adhering them to your card make things a lot easier.
  • Finish the card design by stamping the sentiment on some red card stock with Versamark ink. Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with the Heating Tool/Gun.
  • adhere the sentiment onto the card.

Here’s another look:

I hope you like this card today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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3 Last-Minute Halloween Cards with Matching Envelopes | LDRS Creative

Hello my crafty friends! Are you all done creating Halloween Cards yet?! If you are looking to create some last-minute Halloween cards without the fuss of stamping and coloring images, here’s a cute project for you (or should I say, a couple?)!  These cards are so easy to make and they have cute matching envelopes to boot!

For today’s projects, I am showcasing the Trick-or-Treat 6×6 Halloween Paper Pack, along with the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card ToppersLarge Word Halloween DiesA2 Envelope Dies and A2 Envelope Liner Die.  Let me just tell you that the new A2 Envelope Dies with the A2 Envelope Liner Die are SO EASY to put together and they look like you bought them from a stationery store!

All 3 cards (and envelopes) were made the same way!  If I wasn’t running out of the Trick-or-Treat Halloween Paper, I could have made more, to be honest!

I started by die-cutting the sentiments using the Large Word Halloween Dies [this die-set is another favorite of mine from the latest release] on some different colors of card stock.  I adhered them together with liquid glue.

Next, the background panel was die-cut using the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die and adhered on some black A2-size notecard.  I foam-mounted the Halloween Sentiments onto the card for added dimension.  Easy peasy and I’m done with all three cards!  However, I wanted to add some matching envelopes to finish the design.  I used the A2 Envelope Dies and the A2 Envelope Liner Die to die-cut some black and gray card stock and the matching Halloween Paper that I used to create the cards.  I adhered them together using some strong adhesive.  Here’s another look at the finished projects:

I hope you like these cards today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create these projects. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and inspiration. Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing day!

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NND October Release Day 4 – Snowflake Oval + Giveaway

I am a bit bummed because it’s the last day of the Newton’s Nook October Release. I hope you were able to check out the reveals since Monday.  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 Snowflake Oval Stamp Set that coordinates with the Oval Frames Die Set.

I started by prepping the pink card stock with the anti-static powder tool. I stamped the image with Versamark ink and sprinkled some gold embossing powder, then heat-set with the heating tool.

I stamped the sentiment also with Versamark ink and used the same gold embossing powder.

Next, I die-cut the focal panel using the Oval Frames Die Set and foam-mounted on a gold oval frames notecard for added dimension. This card is really simple but I love how it turned out.

Would you like to win the “Snowflake Oval” 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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday October 14th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox