Happy Halloween with Franken Newton

Hello Newton’s Nook fans! Thanks for joining me today and I am also up on the Newton’s Nook blog to share another Halloween card, featuring the newly-released Spiderweb Oval Stamp Set that coordinates with the Oval Frame Dies, along with the Franken Newton Stamp Set + Coordinating Dies, Halloween Meows Paper Pad and Frames & Flags Die Set.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • die-cut the pattern paper from the Halloween Meows Paper Pad using the scallop die from the Frames & Flags Die Set. Adhere this piece on some A2-size top-folding notecard.
  • stamp the Spiderweb Oval Stamp Set on some black card stock with Versamark ink. Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with heating tool. Die-cut the stamped image using the Oval Frame Dies.
  • fussy-cut the middle part of the spiderweb using precision snips and foam-mount this panel on the card for added dimension.
  • stamp the focal image from the Franken Newton Stamp Set and die-cut using the Coordinating Die. adhere this on the card front with foam-adhesive.
  • stamp the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink and sprinkle some white embossing powder. Heat-set the sentiment with the heating tool and adhere on the card also with foam adhesive.
  • finish the card design by adding the bows using the bow die from the Baby Bib Die Set and add some half orange pearls for added texture and interest.

Looking back now, I think I should have used a different color for the bows but I still like the way this card turned out. 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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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!

Halloween Inspiration Week

This week Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week.

For my project, I am showcasing the Witchy Newton Stamp Set + coordinating die, along with the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and Halloween Trio Die Set.

Here’s how I made my project:

  • use the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and die-cut the tag three times on some white, yellow and orange card stock. adhere them together with liquid glue.
  • die-cut the tag hole reinforcement on some black card stock and adhere to the tag.
  • stamp the image on some x-press it card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • use coordinating die to die-cut the image and adhere on the tag.
  • use black ribbon and some halloween-themed twine to finish the tag assemble.
  • die-cut the word Trick or Treat using the Halloween Trio Die Set on some purple card stock and adhere on the tag with liquid glue.
  • finish the tag by stamping the sentiment with some black dye ink.
  • adhere the tag on the treat box with double-sided adhesive.

Don’t forget to visit the Halloween Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs and get your favorites for creating cute and spooky Halloween crafts! Check out all the design team’s inspiration this week on the Newton’s Nook’s Blog.

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NND August Release Day 4 – Harvest Haul + Newton’s Crate + Giveaway

I am a bit bummed because it’s the last day of the August reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs! Were you able to hop along with us for the first three days? Which one is your favorite so far? Remember that you 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 the final day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Harvest Haul Stamp Set + coordinating dies along with the Newton’s Crate Stamp Set + coordinating dies.

For my first project, I started by masking some Bristol smooth white card stock with masking tape and ink-blending this panel using the Sunscape Stencil and some distress oxide inks. I cut this panel and adhered on some Neenah solar white card stock with liquid glue.

I added some texture to the foreground by using some embossing folder and partially embossed the same on the die-cutting machine, then adhering it to a top folding notecard.

I finished the card design by stamping the sentiment on the banner that was die-cut from the Frames & Flags Die Set and heat-set with the heating tool. Here’s another look:

The next project is so cute and I love how this turned out. I started by temporarily taping the Jack-O-Lantern stencil no. 1 on some Neenah solar white panel. I used some orange ink and a blending brush to add the pumpkins.

I did the same to add the pumpkin stems detail by taping Jack-O-Lantern stencil no. 2 to the panel and used some lime green dye ink with another blending brush. I removed the stencil and cut this panel and adhered on some pattern paper from the Autumn Paper Pad with liquid glue.

I needed to ground the pumpkin images from the pattern paper so I adhered two orange strips on both sides, and added the scallop vellum that was die-cut using the Oval Frames Die. The vellum somehow toned down the busy patterns of the background, don’t you think?!

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and die-cut using the coordinating die. I colored the images with some alcohol markers and foam-mounted to the card-front for added dimension. I stamped the sentiment on the image with some black ink.

Lastly, I added the orange bow to the card to finish my design. In case you’re wondering, the bow is from the Baby Bib Die Set. Here’s another look at the card:

Would you like to win the “Harvest Haul” or the “Newton’s Crate” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th

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 August Release Day 3 – Autumn Oval + Autumn Paper Pad + Giveaway

It’s Day 3 of the August release by Newton’s Nook Designs! Are you enjoying the reveals so far? Remember that you 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 Autumn Oval Stamp Set that coordinates perfectly with the previously-released Oval Frames Die Set with the BEAUTIFUL Autumn Paper Pad.

The background was created by die-cutting the Autumn Paper with a rectangle die from my collection. I adhered this panel on some A2-size, top-folding notecard.

The focal image was stamped on some Neenah solar white card stock and die-cut using the Oval Frames Die Set. I fussy-cut around the images using precision snips for added texture and interest.

Alcohol markers were used to color the pumpkins, leaves and berries, including the detailed oval on the side to ground the images [Designer tip: this somehow made the images pop against the yellow background].

I finished the card design by adding the sentiment that was heat-set with heating tool and die-cut using the smallest die from the Oval Frames Die Set.

Would you like to win the “Autumn Oval” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th

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 August Release Day 2 – Halloween Pile + Spiderweb Oval + Giveaway

It’s Day 2 of the August reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs! I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal as well. You 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 the Halloween Pile Stamp Set + coordinating dies along with the Spiderweb Oval Stamp Set that goes along with the previously released Oval Frames Die Set.

For my first project, I started by die-cutting the pattern paper from the Halloween Meows Paper Pad and adhered the same on some A2-size, top-folding notecard. I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut the image out.

The background was made by by doing the following steps –> (1) cover some Bristol smooth white card stock with some circle masking paper; (2) ink-blend this panel with some distress oxide ink; (3) use some distress sprayer to spray some water and pick up the excess with some paper towel; (4) remove the masking paper and use the same foam-blending tool to add some interest and texture to the moon; (5) remove the masking paper and adhere the ink-blended background to the card with foam-adhesive for more dimension.

Die-cut the grass panel using the Land Border Die on some black card stock and adhere to the foreground with liquid glue. Adhere the focal image on the card. Stamp the bats with some black ink.

Finish the card design by stamping the sentiment on the grass with Versamark ink. Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool. Here’s another look:

The next project is really simple but I LOVE how it turned out! I die-cut the pattern paper from the Halloween Meows Paper Pad and adhered the same on some A2-size, top-folding notecard with liquid glue.

The focal image was stamped on some black card stock with Versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder on this and heat-set with the heating tool. I die-cut the focal image using the Oval Frame Die and used my precision snips to fussy-cut around the images. I foam-mounted this to the card for added dimension.

I finished the card design by foam-mounting the sentiment that I stamped and heat-set with heating tool and die-cut using the smallest oval die from the Oval Frames Die Set. Here’s another quick look:

Would you like to win the “Halloween Pile” or the “Spiderweb 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th

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 August Release Day 1 – Franken Newton + Halloween Meows + Halloween Woofs Paper Pad + Stencil + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome to the Newton’s Nook August 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 Franken Newton Stamp Set + coordinating dies, along with the Halloween Meows and Halloween Woofs Paper Pads with the Jack-O-Lantern Stencil.

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

I cut the pattern paper from the Halloween Meows Paper Pad with a rectangle die from my collection and adhered this panel on some A2-size, top-folding notecard.

Next, I die-cut the oval panel using the Oval Frames Die Set on some Bristol Smooth white card stock. I ink-blended this panel with some distress oxide ink and foam-mounted the same to the card for added dimension.

I die-cut the scallop circle again using the Oval Frames Die Set on some black card stock and used the Land Borders Die to create the grass for my scene. This was also foam-mounted to the foreground.

I felt like my scene needed more texture so I added the Birch Trees that I die-cut on some black card stock using the Forest Scene Builder Dies and adhered on the background with liquid glue. I added the colored images on the card with liquid and foam adhesive.

I finished the card design by stamping the sentiment and “eyes” from the Spooky Street Stamp Set with some black ink. Here’s another look at the card:

Would you like to win the “Franken-Newton” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th

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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Sky High Celebrations with Newton’s Nook Designs

It has been extra HOT over here and I have been staying indoors for the last few weeks! Having said that, I am extremely busy in my studio creating projects to give you more inspiration on this blog.

Today’s card features the Sky High Celebration Stamp Set and coordinating dies, along with the Clouds Stencil, A Dog’s Life Paper Pad and the Tranquil Tides stamp Set.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images from the Sky High Celebrations Stamp Set on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • use the coordinating die to cut the image.
  • use masking tape to cover a portion of your A2-size card stock.
  • using the Clouds Stencil and blending brush, add some color to the background with dye ink.
  • lift the masking tape and move it to mask off the clouds,
  • use the image from the Tranquil Tides stamp Set and start randomly stamping the image for added texture. Remove the masking tape.
  • adhere this card panel on some A2-size top folding notecard.
  • cut a strip of the pattern paper from the A Dog’s Life Paper Pad and adhere on the card front.
  • adhere the focal image on the card with liquid glue.
  • finish the card design by stamping the sentiment with black ink.

I hope you like this card today. 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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Happy Birthday Card with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! I am sharing another simple birthday card with you today, showcasing products from the July Birthday Release by Newton’s Nook Designs.

For this project, I am showcasing the Birthday Oval Stamp Set that coordinates with the (previously released) Oval Frames Die Set, along with the Birthday Party Paper Pad. I love that Newton’s Nook Designs came out with different oval stamp set that coordinates with the Oval Frames Die Set. I wish more companies would do this as it is a great way to save.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • stamp the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice)
  • die-cut the images using the Oval Frames Die Set
  • die-cut the background panel using a rectangle die from your collection
  • adhere this panel on some A2-size notecard.
  • foam-mount the focal image on the card for added dimension.
  • stamp the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink and die-cut using the small oval from the Oval Frames Die Set
  • adhere the sentiment on the card panel with foam adhesive
  • finish the card design by using some white gel pen to add interest to the balloons.

I hope you like this project(s) 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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Birthday Mice with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Newton’s Nook fans! It’s been awhile since I posted any projects! It has been quite a challenging month but I am not going to bore you with the details. For today’s project, I am sharing this very simple birthday card, showcasing new products from the latest Birthday Release called Birthday Mice Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies, along with the Birthday Party Paper Pad and the Bokeh Balloons Stencil.

Here’s how I made this card:

  • Use masking tape to mask off the strips on the panel.
  • Use some washi tape to temporarily adhere the Bokeh Balloons Stencil. Using a palette knife, apply some Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel in Iridescent for added dimension.
  • Remove the stencil and the masking tape, and leave this panel to dry for about half an hour.
  • Adhere the colored images on the card with liquid glue.
  • Finish the card design by stamping the sentiment and color the word “wishes” using alcohol markers.

Here’s another look at the finished card:

This card is super simple and you can easily mass-produce this design to have some birthday cards in your stash.

I hope you like this project 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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