Newton’s Nook July Reveal – Day 2 – Cocktail Mixer

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It is the second day of the July release at Newton’s Nook Designs  and I am super excited to share today’s card because I love cocktails!  [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 WordPress 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.]

 

For today’s project I am showcasing the new Cocktail Mixer stamp set and its coordinating dies.  I really love the script sentiment “Cheers” that Jennifer has added to the dies set.

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I colored my images in with my Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.  For my card front, I used some inexpensive make-up brushes with my distress oxide inks to add my background color.  This is a really simple card but I love how it turned out.  To finish my design, I added glossy accents to the images.  Here is my card:

 

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I hope you like my card today.  Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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, July 13th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 14th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs 4-year celebration ~ Day 1

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Hello my crafty peeps! It is the first day of the July release at Newton’s Nook Designs.   I always get excited during release week. You will absolutely LOVE this month’s stamp release!  I know I always say that but it is the absolute truth.  You also have a chance to win a $20 store credit 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 WordPress 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.]

 

I have to apologize that I will only be able to post my projects today and tomorrow, and will not be able to participate in the blog hop on Friday, July 14th.  I had to travel for a family emergency concerning my father-in-law and will not be available for the rest of the month.  Please check out the design team’s projects this week for more inspiration.

 

Since this is Newton’s Nook Design’s 4-year anniversary, we will be showcasing a lot of products on the first day.  THEY RE AMAZING!!!!!

 

For today’s project, I am showcasing the Winston’s Lakehouse and Lake Advice stamp sets and its coordinating dies, Sea Borders Dies, and the new stencils.  Here they are:

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I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. I also die-cut my card front with dies that I have from my stash.  After coloring the images, I ran it through my die-cutting machine using its coordinated dies.

 

I used my ink blending tool and my distress oxide inks to blend the colors on my card stock.  I sprayed water on my stencil and placed the wet stencil on top of the card stock, then wiped it with paper towel.  The distress ink reacted to the water and created this beautiful background for my card, without losing the details made by the stencil.  I also used the ocean border die to create the wave impression on my card front.  Here is my card showcasing Winston’s Lakehouse:

 

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Here is my second card showcasing the Lake Advice stamp set:

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I hope you like my cards and got inspired today.  Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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, July 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 16th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

You Are Bee-youtiful and Kind

Hello my crafty peeps! It’s Maria here and I am back with you today to share this cheerful see-through card that I have made, showcasing the Bee Hive Card Honey Cuts, Honey Bee Hive Stencil and Mask, the Bee-You-Tiful sentiments with the Build-A-Bee stamp set and Build-A-Bee Honey Cuts.

I wanted to challenge myself and create a unique card.  I started out by stamping my images on Bristol smooth card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink and colored the images in with my Copic markers. I also added some glitter to the wings using my Spectrum Noir clear brush marker.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

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I die-cut a piece of acetate sheet using the Bee-Hive Card Honey cuts die as my card base. I also die-cut a piece of white card stock with a yellow patterned paper to use for the inside of my card.

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I used the stencil to add some definition to my yellow patterned paper with the fossilized Amber distress oxide ink. I adhered the white card stock behind the acetate and adhered the patterned paper inside my see-through card base. I stamped the sentiment for my card, and adhered my little bees on the front panel to finish my design.

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Wouldn’t this card make someone’s day?  Here’s what it looks like when the card is closed.

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Here’s another look when the flap is open.  I inserted the battery-operated tea light.

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Here’s another simple card that I made. I used the Hexagon Layering Background Stencils and the A2 Double-Stitched Frames:

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I hope I have inspired you today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have a Bee-You-Tiful day!

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Hello Card with Honey Bee Stamps

I am super excited to share with you my first project as a design team member for Honey Bee Stamps.  I am showcasing the Hello Gorgeous 6×8 stamp set and Hello Gorgeous Honey Cuts coordinating dies.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the image with its coordinating die.

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I cut another Neenah solar white card stock, measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 for my card front.  Using a sponge, I started applying color to the card stock with my worn lipstick distress ink, then adding and blending it with cracked pistachio.  Using my wet watercolor brush, I put some gold watercolor on my acrylic block and started splattering watercolor on the front of the card.

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I used a die from my stash and adhered the “hello” script sentiment on my card panel.

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I adhered the flowers I colored from the Hello Gorgeous stamp set and also added some Crystal Mix Dew Drops to finish my design.  Here is a close-up of the card:

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I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  This stamp set is a must-have.

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The supplies I used are listed and linked below in case you would like to purchase them.  Have an amazing week!

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Pink and Main & Xyron Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Fun Collaboration Blog hop with Xyron and Pink and Main!  There’s prizes too!  We are giving away a $25 gift card from Pink & Main and a Xyron Mega Runner.  All you have to do is leave a comment on the Xyron’s Facebook page during the hop and the winner will be announced there too.

 

For our collaboration, we are showcasing products by Pink and Main, and of course, Xyron.  Here’s a photo of the items I got to play with.  I am showcasing Pink and Main’s Airmail stamp set,  Take Flight 6×6 paper pad and the Xyron Mega Runner adhesive.

 

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I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.    Using my DIY clouds stencil and my Broken China distress ink, I stenciled the color to my crd stock to create the sky.

 

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I used my die to cut the window on my card front.

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Using my Xyron Mega Tape Runner, I adhered the fun foam to my card front to create some dimension.

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Here’s my card.  I also stamped the image on the envelope to match my card.  I love how it turned out.

 

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Please don’t forget to go to the Xyron Facebook page and leave a comment to enter the giveaway.  If you are interested to purchase the stamps and paper pad that I used, please visit http://www.pinkandmain.com.  Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

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Small Paws, Big Hearts

Hello everyone.  I am back today for Newton’s Nook Designs and I am sharing a simple dog-themed card, showcasing the Terrific Terriers stamp set and its coordinating dies.  I am currently in Toronto, Canada undergoing physiotherapy so I will keep this blog post short.

 

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and I colored my images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the rest of the pieces that I needed for my card using dies from my stash.  I finished my design by creating my own “patterned paper” using the paw prints and the heart that came with the stamp set.

 

Here is my card today.  As you can see, it is very simple but I really love how it turned out.  This stamp set is now available for purchase at http://www.newtonsnook.com.  Have an amazing day!

 

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Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop – Lola the Giraffe

Thank you so much for visiting my blog on today’s 1st Celebration Blog hop for www.katscrappiness.com,  Today is so exciting! Not only will you be inspired by the designers projects along this hop, there is a lot of fantastic prizes to be won! You should have arrived here from Taniesa’s Blog, but if I am your first stop you will find the full link up list at the end of this post on www.katscrappinessblog.com.
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We are so excited to announce the addition of our first ever exclusive clear stamp sets! One that is perfect for interactive papercraft designs and one that is an adorable Giraffe! You will also catch a glimpse of some brand new dies and sequin embellishment mixes that are also exclusives. Check out all of the exclusive products at www.katscrappiness.com.  Here are the two stamp sets:
I apologize that I will not have a step by step instruction on how I made the card (for now). I am planning to recreate this card with a video tutorial once I get back from my trip in Toronto.  I am currently still going through my medical issue and I am in Toronto  getting physiotherapy.
Here’s the front of the card.

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Here’s what it looks like when you open the shaker card:

 

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I hope you have been inspired by my project.  In order for your chance to win one of the brand new stamp sets or one of the three grand prizes you must comment on all the designer’s blogs and the Kat Scrappiness blog. That is over 10 chances to win! Winners will announced at 12 noon pst on 6/25/17, you have until 12:00 midnight pst Saturday 6/24/17 to enter!
Next person in the hop is Cheryl. Hop on over and see what’s next! If you have missed any designer’s posts you can find the links below. Thank you for participating in the very first blog hop for www.katscrappiness.com
The full blog hop line up is:
Maria  ← you are here!
Cheryl  ← Click here to the next person on the hop!

Newton’s Nook June Release – Furr-Ever Friends

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Hello everyone! It is the second day of the June release at Newton’s Nook Designs.  You will absolutely love today’s stamp set. If you are a pet-lover (or know someone who is one), this stamp set is a must-have. 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.

 

For today’s project, I am showcasing this amazing Furr-Ever Friends stamp set.

 

 

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I wanted to create a scene that is somewhat ethereal to make it look like the pets are just hanging out in heaven. I know this is where they go when they pass.

 

I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and used my Brother Scan N Cut2 machine to die-cut my images. I die-cut another rectangular card stock and used my sun stencil to create the look of sun. I die-cut the rest of the card stock, as well as my acetate sheet to create the window for my shaker card. I added some iridescent confetti and sequins available from Kat Scrappiness to finish the design. Here is my card:

 

 

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This Furr-ever Friends stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, June 16th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

 

Would you like to win the “Furr-Ever Friends” Stamp Set? This 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 June 15th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th.

 

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

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

World’s Best Dad Card with Xyron

Hello my crafty friends!  I am back today to share with you a very simple Father’s Day card, using dies from Gina Marie Designs and the best of the best, Xyron 1.5 Inch. Sticker Maker and Xyron Mega Runner adhesive.

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I find it hard to create cards for guys because I am always guilty of over-embellishing my cards or using feminine colors.  I thought my card below is super simple, yet it is perfect for your Dad, or husband for Father’s Day.

I started out by die-cutting my card stock using my dies.  Since the fishing pole is quite intricate, I had to die-cut it twice to have more stability.  I adhered both pieces using my sticker maker.

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I colored my fish die-cut using my sponge and distress oxide inks (worn lipstick and peeled paint).  I wanted the colors to blend well together to make it look more realistic.  I colored the rest of the die-cut pieces with my Copic markers.

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To finish my design, I highlighted my fish with my Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen, and added the black rhinestone to the fish’s eye.  Here’s my card:

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I hope you like my project today and got inspired to create a simple father’s day card.  The supplies I have used are listed and linked below.  Have a great weekend!

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