NND April Release – Little Lilies & April Showers

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It’s the last day of the April reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   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 today’s cards, the design team is showcasing the Little Lilies stamp set and coordinating dies as well as the April Showers stamp set.

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For my first card, I wanted to create a simple border around the image to make it pop.  I first stamped and colored my Little Lilies using the stamp and die-cut the same with the coordinating dies.  I die-cut the white border using a die from my stash.  I also die-cut another piece of white card stock and colored it green to make it look like a grass hill.

To finish my design, I added some glossy accents to the tiny lilies to make it look more realistic and added the pink bow on the frame using the Pines and Holly die set.  Here’s my first card:

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I just love the simplicity of this stamp set!

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For my second card, I die-cut a rectangle mask using my Inkadinkado masking paper and place it onto my card.  I stamped the little images around the masked area, and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I also added tiny blue dots to fill out the space.  I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment in the middle.  Here’s my second card:

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I love the sentiment on this stamp set and this is definitely another must-have to add to your collection.

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Would you like to win the “Little Lilies” Stamp Set or the “April Showers” stamp set?  Each 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th.

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

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND April Release – Umbrella Pals

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It’s Day 3 of the April reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   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 today’s cards, the design team is showcasing the SUPER ADORABLE Umbrella Pals stamp set and Umbrella Pals coordinating dies.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS stamp set!  The images on this set are so stinking cute!  This will certainly make anyone’s day!

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As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to create a shaker card!   I started out by stamping my images onto Neenah solar white card stock.  I also stamped Newton and his girlfriend from the Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set.   I used all the coordinating dies to die cut my images.

I die-cut another piece of 110 lb. smooth white card stock using the Frames & Flags die set to create my window.  I adhered my Acetate sheet onto the window panel, and added foam tape.  I also die-cut a piece of white card stock using the Sky Border dies,  for the clouds, and another piece using the Land Border dies for the grass.   I colored the “grass” with my Copic markers.

I used my sparkling clear sequins for my shaker element to make it look like water.  Here’s my first card:

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Don’t you just love the colors?   I think this card is so cheerful and will definitely brighten someone’s day!

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For my second card, I die-cut the umbrellas three times using the dies and colored them it with my Copic markers.  I used my handmade sky stencil with the Sky border dies to create the clouds.  Here’s my second card:

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Would you like to win the “Umbrella Pals” 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th.

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

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND April Release – Wedding Frills and Floral Lace Stencil

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It’s Day 2 of the April reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   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 my projects today the design team is showcasing the Wedding Frills stamp set and coordinating dies with the Floral Lace Stencil.   This stamp set is so elegant and versatile, you can use this for any occasion, not just for weddings!

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The stencil is so beautiful and perfect for Spring-themed projects, or Mother’s Day cards, or Just-Because!

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For my first card, I started out by cutting an A2 size Bristol Smooth white card stock.  I used my palette knife and my Deco Foil Transfer Gel by Therm O Web to cover the card stock with the gel.  I let it dry for about an hour until the gel looked clear and not opaque.  I cut an A2 size Sparkling Silver Gina K Designs Fancy Foils by Therm O Web and put it on top of my gel-covered panel (sparkly side up).  I inserted both pieces inside my folded typing paper then run it through my laminator.

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On a piece of vellum, I used my anti-static powder tool then stamped my images and sentiment with Versa-mark ink, and covered it with my white embossing powder.  I used my Wagner heating tool to heat-set the sentiment and image.  I adhered the vellum panel on top of my foiled background.  I finished the design by adding the iridescent ribbon.  Here’s my first card:

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Don’t you just love the shine and texture on this card?  Here’s a little close-up:

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For my second card, I wanted to create a wreath with the flowers included int he stamp set.  I first drew a circle on my card stock with a pencil then stamped the flowers around the circle with my memento tuxedo black ink.  I waited for a few seconds to let the ink dry.  I used my eraser to erase the pencil lines and colored my images with my Copic markers.

To finish my design, I added some sequins to the colored panel and stamped the sentiment inside the floral wreath.  Here’s my second card:

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Here’s a close-up:

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Would you like to win the “Wedding Frills” 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th.

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

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND April Release – Newton’s Graduation & Essential Alphabet Dies

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I get super excited each month as we start our reveals of the new stamp set, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.   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 first reveal day, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Graduation stamp set and coordinating dies with the Essential Alphabet dies.   I know I probably say this but you are going to love the new stamps and dies, and the new stencil this month.  The new Essential Alphabet die is a must-have!  They are just the perfect size and you can use it for your cards, scrapbook layouts, planners and traveler’s notebooks, etc.

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I started out by stamping my images onto Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

I cut 3 A2 size pieces of smooth white card stock and die-cut my alphabets using the Essential Alphabets dies, three times in a row.  I prefer to keep the dies intact so I don’t have to worry about finding the letters the next time I use them for my projects.  These cards are very simple so without further ado, here’s the first one:

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Here’s a close-up:

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I wanted my second card to be more colorful, so I used a rainbow patterned paper.  I also die-cut the clouds using the Sky Border dies, and added Stardust Stickles on the edges to make it look more whimsical.

Even though you can hardly see it in the photo, I also added glossy accents to the globe.  Here’s the second card:

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Here’s a close-up:

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

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

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Coffee… Because Adulting is Hard

Hello my crafty friends! I am back today for Kat Scrappiness sharing some coffee-themed cards, showcasing the new Got Coffee Script die, the Layered Coffee Cup die, Fancy Scalloped Stitched border dies, and a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

 

I have a process video for you today for one of the cards that you see below so I will keep this blog post short.  Here are the two cards that I made using the dies.


Here’s the second card:

Here’s the process video:

 

Which one is your favorite?  I hope you like the cards today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA 10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  Have an amazing day!

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2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

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Today the Newton’s Nook Designs Team is proud to be hopping along for the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog hop!

We are joining Veronica Zalis and tons of other amazing stampers to help raise autism awareness!  We hope you will help us spread the word and follow along with us.  There are going to be TONS of fun prizes too – including a $25 store credit from Newton’s Nook Designs!  To learn more about this hop and see a complete list of sponsors and prizes, please visit this blog post by Veronica Zalis here.

For my project below, I am showcasing the Once Upon a Princess stamp set with the Uplifting Wishes stamp set.   I also used the blue foil by Therm-O-Web.

I started out by searching Autism awareness images on google.  I found the one that looked like a puzzle piece in black.  I saved the image in my computer and printed it out on Neenah 80 lb. card stock using my laser printer.   Since blue is the color for Autism Awareness, I wanted to foil this piece and make it look like a balloon.  I run it through my laminating machine with the foil.

 

I stamped my Princess and the little frog prince with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

I cut a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used my handmade stencil using the Sky border dies to create my sky.  Since I am already using too much blue in this card, I wanted the sky to look different and sort of ethereal.  I used my Antique Linen and Tattered Rose distress Oxides for the sky.  I die-cut a piece of mint green card stock for the grass using the sky border dies as well.  I drew the balloon and confetti strings with my Micron Pens.  I finished the design by adding a heart enamel sticker on the puzzle and stamped my sentiment.

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Here’s a little close-up:

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I just love the simplicity of this card!  I hope you got inspired today.  I have also listed and linked the supplies I used below.

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop?

Here’s how to win: To win this bonus prize, comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the posts linked below.  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 Sunday April 8th at 11:55 pm EST to comment  —  winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday April 10th. 

 

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I Put My Faith To You O’Lord

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you all had an amazing weekend!  I’m back today with a very special card. It is the start of the Holy Week and this is the perfect time to reflect.   Don’t get me wrong; this isn’t the only time to show our faith. I think everyday we open our eyes, we should start thanking the Lord for all the blessings that we have in our lives. I’ve always been religious in my own way. However, I am not going to go into all the details of what I do to show my faith.

Today’s card features a stamp set that is very new to me. I was searching for a stained glass stamp set because I have this design that I’ve had in my head for a card. I found the perfect stamp set through YouTube. This stamp set is called Layered Stained Glass by Maymay Made It.

I started out by stamping the image on Neenah solar white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I stamped the layers using Ballet Slippers, Minty Fresh and Fresh Lavender inks by Lawn Fawn with my Tim Holtz stamp platform.

I used a die from my stash to create the mantelpiece and also used a leaf punch to cut the greenery. To finish my design, I used my “Faith” die from Simon Says Stamp and also stamped the sentiment “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself”. Here’s the card:

 

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I absolutely love this scripture!   Here’s a little close-up below!  Can you see the details on the mantelpiece?  I embossed it with my embossing folder to make it look like concrete.  I have visited a LOT of churches in Europe and it is spot on!

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I wanted to add glossy accents to make it look like real glass so I’ll probably add it later on.  For now, here’s the card:

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I hope you got inspired today.  I have listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Have a great holy week!

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Clean and Simple Cards with Punny Snacks Stamp Set

Last week, I talked to a crafty friend and she told me that she was so sad because the card she gave to a co-worker was thrown out.  She said that she has put so much work and effort on making the card and she was expecting the co-worker to appreciate it and at least keep it!  I know how she feels!  Which is why sometimes, you just need to work on clean and simple cards to give out to other people.  I only really give my “special cards”  to friends and family who I know will appreciate them a lot.

 

For todays card, I am showcasing the Punny Snacks stamp set, with Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle Dies and a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

 

The Punny Snacks stamp set is perfect to create some clean and simple cards.  Don’t get me wrong, I also used this stamp set to make some very elaborate (special) cards but these images are so cute and simple and you can even create just a one-layer card.  It’s good to have a bunch of these cards in your stash for “just-because” kind of days.

 

I have a process video for you below.  I hope this inspired you to create some clean and simple cards!   I also listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Have a wonderful day!

 

Here’s the process video:

Here are the cards:

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Big Wishes Because You’re Worth It!

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I don’t know about you but I seem to be always running out of birthday cards!  If you haven’t seen all of the new stamps and dies from last week’s March release, I think you should head on over to the Newton’s Nook online store to check out all of the amazing birthday-themed stamps, coordinating dies and stencils.

For my project today, I am showcasing the Newton’s Birthday Balloons stamp set and coordinating dies the Holding Happiness stamp set,  the Sky Borders die,  the Pines and Holly die set and the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set.

I started out by stamping my image on Neenah solar white and colored it with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the image with the coordinating die.

I used my handmade Sky Borders stencil and my distress oxide inks to color a piece of Bristol smooth card stock to create my pastel clouds background.  This is a really simple card but I love how it turned out.

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I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx ink and added the white bow from the Pines and Holly die set.   I also added the hearts from the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set.

Here’s my card:

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A little closeup:

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Don’t you just love this stamp set?  I love that I can mix and match my stamps to create my scene for my cards.  I hope you like it and got inspired today.  I have listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Have a great week!

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