You Can Never Have Too Much Happy with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  Did you manage to check out last week’s May 2019 release?  Which one is your favorite?  Mine is the Walking Woofs stamp set and coordinating dies.   For my project below, I also used the Sunscape Stencil.

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Walking Woofs stamp set & coordinating dies

I was planning on filming a YouTube video when I made this card but I am a little under while I’m writing this post.

For my card below, I started with an A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock and used the Sunscape Stencil and my distress oxide inks to ink up my background.  I also stamped and colored my image in with alcohol markers.  I die-cut the image using the coordinating die.

I used the Wood Grain Frame die to die-cut the colored background.  and adhered the middle piece first on my card base.  I inked up another piece of scrap card stock with Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink and used the “happy” die from the Walking Woofs die set to die-cut part of the sentiment.

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I assembled the card by adhering the frame, with some foam tape and also adhered the image.  I masked the word “happy” on the sentiment and stamped it onto my foreground.  I adhered the die-cut sentiment on the card.

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I used my white gel pen to add highlights to the hat and the flowers on her skirt.  To finish the design, I added some sparkling clear jewels.  Here’s a closer look:

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I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful week and happy crafting!

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 3 – Newton Cleans Up

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It is the third day of the May reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out Monday and Tuesday’s reveals.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week 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 our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Newton Cleans Up stamp set and coordinating dies.  For my card today, I also used the Christmas Cuddles stamp set and the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set.

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Newton Cleans Up Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to create a colorful background and layer the cascading stars with some Moonstone Glimmer paste.

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How I made it:

  • stamp the images on Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.  Die-cut the images using the coordinating die.
  • stamp (and color) the presents images from the Newton Christmas Cuddles stamp set and the balloons from the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set and die-cut them using the coordinating dies.
  • on a piece of some A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock, use some distress oxide inks and mini ink blending tools to color the background.  cut about 1/4 inch off this piece.

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  • use the distress sprayer to spritz some water on the colored background and pick it up with some dry paper towel.
  • use the cascading stars stencil and some Moonstone glimmer paste to add some glittery stars on the background.  Set this aside to dry for about half an hour.
  • die-cut a piece of some black card stock and use the smallest die from the Framework die set.
  • stamp and sentiment with versamark-ink, sprinkle it with some white embossing powder and heat-set using the heating tool.
  • adhere the colored background on an A2 size card base.  Adhere strips of black and white patterned paper on the side with some black strip of card stock.
  • adhere the rest of the images on the card with some liquid glue and foam adhesive.
  • finish the design by adding glossy accents to the balloons and white dots using some white gel pen.

Here’s a closer look:

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I absolutely love the colorful background and the stamp set is so cute, it can be used for any occasion!

Would you like to win the “Newton Cleans Up” 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, May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 2 – Dainty Daisies

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It is the second day of the May reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week 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 our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Dainty Daises stamp set and coordinating dies.

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Here’s my card:

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How I made it:

  • stamp the images on Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • on a piece of Neenah solar white card stock, use the Tree Rings stencil and some distress oxide inks to ink up the background.
  • without removing the stencil, use some Moonstone Glimmer paste to add some glitter and dimension to the background.  Set it aside to dry for at least 30 minutes.
  • adhere the Dainty Daisies images on the card with some liquid adhesive and foam adhesive.
  • stamp the sentiment on the card.
  • finish the design by adding sparkling clear jewels.

Here’s a closer look:

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I love the simplicity of this card design.  I think this stamp set is a must-have for sure because you can use this set for any occasion.

Would you like to win the “Dainty Daisies” 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, May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 1 – Newton’s Movie Night, Cascading Stars and Popcorn Stencils

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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 a stamp set for each reveal 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 first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the following products:

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Newton’s Movie Night and Coordinating Dies
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Cascading Stars and Popcorn Stencils

Here is my card:

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Here’s how I made it:

  • stamp the images on smooth white card stock, color and and die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.  I used the dies to die-cut the 3D glasses and the popcorn but I fussy-cut the main image.
  • Ink up an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I used Victorian Velvet distress oxide ink.
  • I smooshed my Aged Mahogany distress oxide ink onto an acrylic block and used my distress sprayer to add water.  I then used my watercolor brush to splatter some color onto my inked up background.
  • I used the popcorn stencil and moonstone glimmer paste to add some glitter and shine on my background, using a palette knife.

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  • I used another die from my stash to die-cut the “wooden floors”.  I also used this die to die-cut the colored background.  I adhered both panels to my A2-size card base.

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  • I die-cut some diagonal frames in white and pink card stock and adhered them together, and stamped my sentiment.
  • I adhered all of the pieces onto the card.
  • I finished my design by adding some glossy accents to the 3D glasses.

 

Here’s a closer look:

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Movie Night” 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, May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Have a Grande Day with Miss Ink Stamps

It’s week 5 guest-designing for Miss Ink Stamps and for today’s card, I am showcasing the Java Joes stamp set and my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  Here’s what the stamp set look like:

 

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I started by stamping my images on some Neenah classic crest 110 lb. solar white card stock  with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink (this is an alcohol-friendly ink).  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers.   I used my make-up brushes with my Clouds stencil to add the clouds on the background.  I masked the bottom and used my make-up brushes again to add the color to make it look like grass.   I added the “pebble stones” by drawing them using the Brown Grey Blend Triblend Markers.

 

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Here’s a closer look at my card:

 

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I hope you like my card today!  Next Saturday will be my last post for Miss Ink Stamps.  Have a great day and happy crafting!

Buzzed with The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  The Rabbit Hole Designs is one of the super sponsors for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop, so you will be seeing A LOT of coffee-themed cards from the design team this week.

For my project today, I am showcasing the Caffeinated Bee stamp set.

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Card recipe:

  • stamp the bee image on some Neenah classic crest solar white 110 lb card stock and color him in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 Machine to die-cut the image.
  • I used my Medallion Coverplate die to die-cut an A2 size panel with some white card stock.
  • I used a circle die to die-cut the middle piece of this panel and I inked up this small circle with some distress oxide inks and my hexagon stencil.  I adhered this piece on the card stock.
  • I used an alphabet die from my stash to die-cut the words #BUZZED on some black card stock.
  • I adhered the pieces on the card.
  • I used another branch die from my stash to die-cut the branch and leaves, coloring them with my alcohol markers.  I adhered the pieces on my card.
  • Lastly, I used foam adhesive to adhere my Caffeinated Bee.

Here’s a little close-up:

Since I have a white-on-white background, I used my Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops to add some pop of color to my card.  I hope you like my project today.  The Supplies I used are listed and linked below.

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Coffee-themed Card with Miss Ink Stamps

It’s week 4 guest-designing for Miss Ink Stamps and for today’s card, I am showcasing the Java Joes stamp set and my new love, Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  Here’s what the stamp set look like:

 

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I started by stamping my images on some Neenah classic crest 110 lb. solar white card stock  with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink (this is an alcohol-friendly ink).  I colored my images in with my TriBlend Markers.  The video below will show you how I colored my card, using the markers.  I just love, love, love the new TriBlends.  You get 3 markers out of one and they blend so easily.  Spectrum Noir will be coming out with more colors soon and I highly recommend them.

Here’s my card:

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Incidentally, this week is the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I am linking this card to the hop.   Miss Ink Stamps is one of the super sponsors for the hop and they have a coupon code for all our coffee-loving hoppers- use COFFEE20 to get 20% off your purchase in the Miss Ink Stamp Store until May 10th!

Here’s a closer look at my card:

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I hope you like my project today!  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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The Rabbit Hole Designs May Release – Day 2 – Sassy Sentiments

Hello and welcome to the release hop.  We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our May release. The whole design team will be sharing projects featuring the Caffeinated Dino stamp set with the new Sassy Sentiments stamp set.   We also have a GIVEAWAY so please be sure to scroll at the end of this blog post to find out how you can WIN.  Don’t forget to visit the participating blogs (links are indicated below) and leave us some crafty love.

Here’s what the stamp set look like:

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Here’s is my first card:

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Card recipe:

  • stamp the Caffeinated Dino image on some Neenah classic crest solar white card stock and color him in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • die-cut the image using Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine.
  • die-cut an A2 size Neenah solar white card stock using the cross stitch die.
  • use a stamp set to stamp the floor image.
  • use the coffee molecule stamp from the Caffeinated Dino stamp set and stamp it with Memento desert storm ink.
  • stamp the bubbles from the Sofishticated stamp using the same ink and color with alcohol markers.
  • adhere the dinosaur image onto the foreground to finish the design.

Here’s a closer look:

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For my second project, I only used the new Sassy Sentiments stamp set with some dies from my stash.

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  • start with an A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock.
  • use rainbow-colored distress oxide inks with the mini ink blending tools to color the background.
  • use distress sprayer to spray water on the background and pick it up with some paper towel.
  • use a hearts stencil and the moonstone glimmer past to add from dimension to the colored background. Let it dry for about half an hour.
  • adhere this background on an A2 size card base.
  • die-cut the banner strip using a banner strip die and stamp the sentiment.
  • adhere the banner strips with foam tape on the card.
  • die-cut the “Friend” sentiment on some black card stock (3 times) and adhered them together.  Add this piece to the card.

 

Here’s a little close-up:

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I just absolutely ADORE this stamp set!  So many cute sentiments to choose from for your everyday cards.

 

Just to let you know, there will be free shipping on orders of $25.00 or more before taxes and shipping (US Orders Only). No code necessary, exclusions apply. Free Shipping ends May 10, 2019.

GIVEAWAY:
To celebrate day 2 of the release The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Caffeinated shark to One lucky winner. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST 05-02-2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 05-03-2019

 

Here’s the order of the hop:

The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog
Katie Brooks 

Maria Russell – (you are here)

Lynnea Hollendonner

Amanda Stevens
Martha Lucia Gomez

Lisa Golzbein

MaryAnn Samuelson

 

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Sorry I was so Crabby

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  I am back today to share another clean and simple card (“CAS”), showcasing the ever-classy, Sofishticated stamp set by the Rabbit Hole Designs.  Here’s what it looks like:

Here’s is my card:

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Card recipe:

  • stamp the crab image on some Neenah classic crest solar white card stock and color him in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • use some painter’s tape to mask the spaces between the crab.
  • use the waves stencil with the make-up brush to color in some waves (avoiding the crab image if at all possible).  The ink that I used here is so light that I didn’t really have to mask the image itself.

  • die-cut the “sorry” sentiment using a die from my stash.  Adhere this piece with some liquid adhesive
  • stamp the sentiment “I was so crabby” using Versafine Onyx black in and the card is all finished.  Simple and classy!

Here’s a closer look:

I have been really loving some clean and simple designs lately!  I hope you do as well.  I know a lot of my subscribers are beginners and this is one simple card you can mask-produce.   I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a nice day and happy crafting!

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