would You Like Some Bubbly?

Hello my crafty peeps!  I’m back for Cas-ual Fridays Stamps today to share this cute shaker card, showcasing some of my favorites from the last release called Pop, Fizz Clink stamp set with the Champagne Flute dies and the Bubbly Stencil.  Incidentally, all stencils are on sale right now so grab your faves!
To make the card, I temporarily adhered the Bubbly Stencil on some  Neenah Solar white card stock and added some color with dye inks using some blending brushes.   I adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.
Next, I die-cut the Champagne Flutes a couple of times using some gold and white card stock, as well as some acetate sheets.  Instead of using foam adhesives, I adhered the pieces together to create my shaker well.  I also added the acetate sheet on one end, then added my shaker element to the well.  I closed my shaker by adding another piece of acetate sheet on top, making my champagne flute see-through.

I stamped my sentiment on my focal panel with some Versafine Onyx black ink.  I finished my design by adhering both champagne flutes on my card.  Here’s another look:

I absolutely LOVE how this card turned out!  Here are the supplies if you’re interested:

All stencils are currently on SALE at the shop.  Use my coupon code below for 15% off your order!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Sweet Treats Blog Hop with Newton’s Nook Designs

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The Newton’s Nook Design Team is hopping along today to share some Sweet Treats – just in time for Valentines dayMake sure to scroll down at the bottom of this post to see the whole list, and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Heartfelt Love stamp set, along with the Banner Trio Die and Heart Frames die set.

 

To begin, I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I die-cut the image that I colored using the scallop die from the Heart Frames die set.

 

To turn the die-cut into a tag, I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole in the middle.  I inserted the eyelet and used my Crop-A-Dile again to set the eyelet and finish the tag.

 

I want a bigger treat holder this year to house my husband’s special treat.  I used a recycled glass jar that I washed in my dishwasher.  I added some pink shredded paper at the bottom for added color and texture.  Next, I poured the whole bag of Reese’s pieces (my husband’s favorite chocolate) inside the jar.   The glass jar is big enough to hold all of the chocolates inside.   I added more shredded paper on top and closed the jar with the lid.  I cut some red felt to cover the top of the jar and used some red and white twine to hold it shut.  I inserted my tag and created a loop, then finished it with a bow.  I also die-cut some arrows to decorate the top of the jar and adhered them with liquid glue.

 

 

To finish my tag design, I die-cut some black card stock using the Banner Trio die.  I stamped the sentiment on this piece and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set the sentiment and waited for this piece to cool for a few seconds.  To add more texture to the the sentiment, I used my Spectrum Noir Glittered Pens to add color to the word “HEART”.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I’ve always loved recycling glass jars and this treat holder turned out so cute with just a few supplies from my collection, and stamps & dies from Newton’s Nook Designs!  My hubby is going to LOVE this!  Don’t forget to join us and hop along to win one of the prizes.  Full details about the hop is indicated below.  I have also listed and linked the supplies I use.  Thanks for joining me today!

 

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!

 

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?  We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

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 Monday, February 8th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 9th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell (you are here)
Farhana Sarker
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

 

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Seasonal Maple Bag Tags with Artesprix Sublimation Markers & Ink Pad

Create cute seasonal maple bag tags with the Art of Sublimation!

Learn how to create one-of-a-kind seasonal bag tags with Artesprix Sublimation Markers and Ink Pad!

Hello! Maria Russell here again and I am super excited to share with you today’s project! Since I’ve already created some summer-themed bag tags a few months ago, I thought I’d share more projects today celebrating Halloween, Winter and Spring seasons.

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Here’s what you’ll need to create the project.

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Materials:

Tools:

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Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1.

Trace your maple tag on plain typing paper with a pencil.

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Step 2.

Before I stamped the images, I refilled my Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad with the (new) Sublimation Stamp Ink Refill. Since I was creating 3 designs, I wanted to make sure that my stamp pad is juicy so that my images will look crisp when stamped on the paper.

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Add a few drops of the ink and use a plastic card to spread them evenly on the pad.
 
 

Step 3.

Place your design inside the stamping tool and position the stamp. I free-handed the hill using the Black Sublimation Marker in fine-point.

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Use the Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad to stamp the images and color with the Sublimation Markers. I repeated these steps for the three tags, assembly-line style.

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Step 4.

Secure your design on your Maple Bag Tag by using Artesprix Heat Tape. If you are going to sublimate using the Artesprix Heat Press, you only need one on each side to hold it down. If you are using an iron, you will need a few more. Sometimes the iron will cause the image to slip and you will get a ghost image. [Only use Artesprix Heat Tape on the outer edge of the design (not over it).]

Step 5.

Turn your Artesprix Heat Press on and set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 45 seconds. Create your sublimation sandwich. Cut two pieces of Protective Paper to cover your Artesprix Halloween Decorative Metal Panel on the top and bottom. [Designer tip: Make sure that your design is facing the heat source before you heat press.] Place it inside the Heat Press and close the machine. The Heat Press will beep indicating that your project is finished!

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Step 6.

I sublimated the tags one after another (“assembly-line style“). This made it easier for me to get them all done while the machine is on!

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Step 7

While wearing protective gloves, lift the handle and take your Sublimated Maple Bag tags out of the machine and sublimate the others. Place them all on top of the Protective Project Mat and give it about half an hour to cool it down.

Step 7.

Gently remove the paper to reveal the Sublimated Maple Bag Tag.

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Step 8

I created a double-sided Halloween Tag. Here’s the design:

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Here’s what it looks like after sublimation:

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I didn’t add any sentiments on this design. Since I LOVE Halloween images so much, I can use this bag tag all-year round!

Here are the three Maple Bag Tags –> Halloween/Fall, Woodland/Winter theme and a floral one for Spring:

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Join in the Iron-on-Ink Fun!

Love this All-seasons Maple bag tags project? Join the Iron on Ink Community on Facebook for more project ideas and to share your own creative iron-on ink projects.

If you like this project, you need to check out Nicole Martel’s Picture Frame Design.

You will find all the blanks and other supplies available for purchase on the Artespix website. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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KS July Release and 4th of July Weekend Sale

I have a special post today as we reveal some new slimline dies, background cover plate and stamp sets from Kat Scrappiness.  These new dies are AMAZING and definitely cheaper than what’s available out there in the market!  You need to hurry and order them soon before they sell out! 

 

There is also a GIVEAWAY for today and tomorrow at the KS Blog so if you would like to participate, head on over to the blog post (click here) and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $25 gift card that you can spend to get anything you want from the shop!

 

Before I show you the products, I just want you all to know that Kat Scrappiness is also having a 4th of July weekend “SITEWIDE” sale (excludes Slimline products).  Use the coupon code (FREEDOM) to get 15% off your entire order.

 

 

For my projects today, I am showcasing two new slimline dies.  The Cityscape Slimline dies and the Double-stitched nesting slimline dies.  Here’s what they look like:

 

 

 

 

To make my first card, I created the background by die-cutting masking paper using the Nesting Circle dies.  I ink-blended a Bristol smooth panel with Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Black Soot.  I used a paintbrush to flick some water on the colored panel and dabbed it with paper towel to dry.  Removing the mask revealed the full moon.  I used the Cityscape slimline die to die-cut it in black and kept it simple by adhering it to the colored panel with liquid glue. 

 

 

I finished the design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and added an enamel heart.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

For my second card, I wanted to showcase the Cityscape slimline die on an A2 size card to show versatility, die-cutting it a couple of times with some Bristol smooth white card stock and inking them up with some distress oxide inks in rainbow order.

 

 

I used the Sunscape stencil to create a subtle hue for my background.  I finished the design by adding the sentiment from the Everyday Brush Stroke stamp set.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I went for a simple card for my third sample for you.  I die-cut the panel using the Double-Stitched Nesting Slimline dies and stamped the rainbows and other images a few times on the card.  The new Catherine Pooler inks are my favorite! 

 

The frame was foam-mounted for added dimension and to finish the design, I added some Sparkling clear jewels.  They are my favorite to use for cards!

 

 

Here’s a closer look:

I hope I have given you some card-making/stamping inspiration today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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Newton’s Nook June Release Day 4 – Porch Swing and Roses Stamp Sets

I always get a bit bummed when it’s the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Have you seen the last three days?  The design team totally rocked it!  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 Porch Swing stamp set and Roses stamp set with the coordinating dies.

 

To make my first card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the dies, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.

 

I ink-blended a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using some dye inks from my collection and the Serene Stripes stencil (this stencil is one of my favorites!).  I adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.

 

 

The floor and the baseboards were die-cut using a die from my collection and adhered to the card with some liquid glue.  I die-cut the white rectangle frame and foam-mounted this onto the card.  I added the focal image for with some foam adhesive for more dimension.

 

 

To finish my card design, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock and adhered with some foam adhesive.  Lastly, I added the potted cactus from the Cultivated Cacti stamp set.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I made my second card extremely simple so this can easily be mass-produced.  I prepped my Neenah solar white card stock with my powder tool to keep my embossing powder from spreading everywhere.  I stamped the image with some Versamark ink a few times.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I used some mini ink daubers and hybrid inks to color my flowers.  Sometimes, keeping the card clean & simple creates a huge impact in the overall design!  

 

 

I die-cut the “thank you” using a die from my collection with some black card stock and vellum, adhering them onto the card with liquid glue.  Here’s a closer look at the beautiful flowers!

 

 

I finished my card design by adding some white enamel dots all over the card panel.

 

 

Would you like to win the “Porch Swing” Stamp Set or the Roses 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Newton’s Nook June Release Day 3 – Neigh Stamp Set

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Have you see the last two days of the reveal?  Which one os your favorite?  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 Neigh Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

 

 

To make my card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the dies, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.

 

I prepped my A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with my powder tool.  I placed this panel inside my mini Misti and stamped the horseshoe a couple of times with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I then ink-blended this panel with some distress oxide inks and used my paper towel to wipe the excess ink.  I love the “emboss-resist” effect using the oxide inks.

 

I cut some Neenah solar white card stock on an angle and foam-mounted this piece on my colored background.

 

 

I adhered the colored image on my card with some liquid glue.

 

 

To finish my card design, I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx Black ink and used my white gel pen to add more texture to the background.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Neigh” 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Newton’s Nook June Release Day 2 – Bleat Stamp Set

It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  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 of the reveals, we are showcasing the Bleat Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

 

 

To make my card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the dies, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.

 

I ink-blended an A2 panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks.  I used the Confetti Stencil for added texture to the background.  I adhered this panel on some A2-size card base.

 

I die-cut a square frame using some dies from my collection and adhered this on the background with some liquid glue.  The grass panel was die-cut using the grass border from the Land Borders die set.  I added a strip of some black and white patterned paper and a strip of just plain black card stock to ground my images.

 

 

I adhered the colored images on my card with some liquid glue.

 

 

To finish my card design, I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Bleat” 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Newton’s Nook June Release Day 1 – Farming Fun Stamp Set with Slimline Dies

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 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 first day of the reveals we are starting with a HUGE bang and showcasing the Farming Fun stamp set with its coordinating dies along with the Slimline Frames & Portholes and Slimline Frames & Windows die set.  I am so bummed as I didn’t receive the dies before this release (it is still stuck in NY as I write this post) so you will not see them on my projects this week.

 

 

To make my card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the dies, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.

 

I used the Circle Frame dies to die-cut the window in the middle of my A2-size card stock.  I used the Hills & Grass stencil with some dye inks to create my scene.  I also inked-up the circle die-cut using the same Hills & Grass stencil with the Clouds stencil to continue the design for a more cohesive look.

 

 

I adhered the colored images on my card with some liquid glue.

 

 

To finish my card design, I added the sun from the Sky Scene Builder die set and also added the small trees using a die from my collection.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Farming Fun” 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release Day 2 – Monarchs Stamp Set with Butterflies Stencil

 

It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  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 Monarchs stamp set and coordinating dies with the [Layering] Butterflies stencil.

 

 

 

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I already envisioned a card design in my head.  I knew a clean and simple look would make these butterflies stand out.

 

I stamped the butterflies on some Bristol smooth white card stock with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and used my heating tool to heat set the images.

 

 

I chose different colors of distress oxide inks and my mini-ink blending tools to ink blend the colors on the butterflies.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.

 

I used my guillotine to cut my patterned paper, measuring about 2 by 5 1/2 inches.  I adhered this piece on some A2 size card base.  I also added the black strip with some liquid glue.

 

 

I foam-mounted the butterflies following the colors on my patterned paper.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine onyx black ink and adhered the Sparkling Clear Droplets for added texture and dimension.

 

I really LOVE how simple and pretty this card turned out.  Here’s another look:

 

 

For my second card,  I used stencil no. 1 from the Butterflies stencil and and added some Deco Foil Transfer Gel with the Deco Foil stencil pal.  This makes it easier to spread the gel evenly on the card.  I set this panel aside to dry for about half an hour.

 

Once the gel turns transparent you know that they are ready to be foiled.  I cut some silver foil and placed it on top of the card.  I used the transfer sheet to run this through my laminating machine to foil the card.

 

 

To add the second color to the butterflies, I used stencil no. 2 and applied some Deco Foil Transfer Gel on top of the foiled butterflies.  I waited for another half an hour for this piece to dry and placed a rainbow foil on top of the card.  I used the transfer sheet again to run this through my laminator.  I didn’t realize it is possible to foil the images twice but it worked out just fine and I love the result.

 

 

I used my guillotine to cut the foiled panel diagonally.  I adhered some white die-cut panel on an A2 size white card base, and added the foiled diagonal panel with some liquid glue.  I adhered some silver strip to the card also with liquid glue and added the sentiment die-cut using a die from my collection.

 

Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Monarchs”  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 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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