Newton’s Nook – Love Bites – Cards for the Children’s Hospital

I was requested to donate some cards at the local Children’s Hospital where I live.  I was supposed to make it very simple, kid-friendly with no sequins or glitter.  Since Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, I decided to use the new Love Bites stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs.

The Love Bites stamp set is so versatile, you can create so many different projects using this set.  It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s-related.  You can also use it to make cute little notes to your kids to add to their lunchboxes, or just leave them notes to brighten their day.

I have a video tutorial for you creating 3 projects so I will keep this blog post short.  Here are my projects:

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Here’s the video:

Thanks for stopping by today.  I have listed and linked all the supplies below.  Have a great day!

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NND January Release – Newton’s Sweetheart Stamp Set and Dies

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It is the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs and we saved the best for last by showcasing the Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set and coordinating dies.  I love this stamp set so much!  I also love the fact that I can use a LOT of pink and hearts, without judgement, haha!

 

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 understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]  

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I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white 110 lb card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink using my favorite Tim Holtz stamp platform.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers.

For my first card, I die-cut my smooth white card stock with a die from my stash.  I added the hearts using the Tumbling Hearts Stencil (revealed last Monday).  I adhered the foreground onto my card base and stamped the sentiment with my Versafine ink.  I adhered Newton and his sweetheart and finished my design by stamping some small hearts.  Here is the first card below.  I love the simplicity of it.

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For my second card, I die-cut a piece of white card stock with a window die from my stash.  I colored the negative pieces with my distress oxide inks.  I adhered Newton and his cute girlfriend to the window, and stamped two of the sentiments from the stamp set.  I used the Tumbling Hearts Stencil die again to add the pink hearts on the top and bottom of the card.

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Which one is your favorite?  Don’t you just love this stamp set?  I hope you got inspired this week.  I also listed and linked some of the supplies I used.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Sweetheart” 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 January 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

Maria Russell Signature Logo

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NND January Release – Love Bites Stamp Set and Dies with Tumbling Hearts Stencil

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Ahhh! Love is in the air!  It is my favorite time of the month when the design team share all of our projects for the new stamp release of the month.  I got carried away and made a couple of cards for you today to showcase the new Love Bites stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Tumbling Hearts Stencil.  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 understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]  

Here’s a photo of the stamp set.  Those little Olives are so adorable, oh my gosh!

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I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white 110 lb card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink using my favorite Tim Holtz stamp platform.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers.

For my first card, I die-cut my smooth white card stock using the Scallop Frame from the Frames and Flags die set.  I colored my background using the new Tumbling Hearts Stencil with my blending tool and light pink stamp ink.  I die-cut another square from the Frames and Flags die set and  adhered my images on the foreground with the sentiment strip.  I added the 3 pink hearts and finished my design with glossy accents.  I also used my Sharpie white pen to add some details to the images.  Here is the first card:

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And here is my favorite card below.  These cute little Olives with tiny little feet are my favorite.  Since the images are so tiny, I decided to showcase them using a film strip die that I have from my die collection.  I kept the card simple but I love how it turned out.  I finished my design by adding glossy accents to the olives, the bow from the Pines and Holly Die set and my favorite sequin mix from Kat Scrappiness.  Here is card no. 2:

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Can these images get any cuter?  They are perfect for Valentine’s Day, or just-because!  This stamp set is a must-have.  This would be perfect to make some lunch note cards to add to your kids lunch boxes.

For my third card, I decided to make a shaker card.  I stamped the muffin images with pink ink on my white card stock and die cut the middle using a die from my collection.  To finish my design, I added the sentiment strip from the Frames and Flags Die and adhered the pink hearts.  I also used my Sharpie white pen to add details to the images.  Here is the card:

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Which one is your favorite?  I had so much fun creating these projects.  I hope you got inspired.  I also listed and linked some of the supplies I used.

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

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

Maria Russell Signature Logo

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Merry Wishes Gift Card Holder

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope you are all ready for Christmas!  I am still wrapping presents and prepping for the holidays and one of the things I made today is this special Gift Card Holder that will house a gift card for my daughter. She loves reading, and she loves Harry Potter so I thought it’s appropriate to use this stamp set that I purchased awhile back from The Sassy Club, as well as my favorite stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 Machine to die-cut the images from The Sassy Club since this stamp set doesn’t have any coordinating dies. I also die-cut the other stamped images from Lawn Fawn with the Stitched Hillside Backdrop and the Stitched Mountain Border dies, as well as the embellishments that I wanted to add to the card to create my scene.

For the inside of the card, I used Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables, Lift the Flap and Simple Gift Card Slot Dies by Lawn Fawn to house my gift card.

To finish my design, I added stickles to the snow, the lampposts, as well as the trail of stars on the card front. For the inside of the card, I used my Sharpie White Paint Pen to draw the arrow and wrote the word “lift”. Here’s my card:

Front of the card:

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Inside of the card:

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Close-up:

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I really love how this card turned out. It took me an hour or two to create it but this card is really special and I know that my daughter will appreciate it very much. I hope you like my card today. I have listed and linked the supplies I used. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and have a Merry Christmas!

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Easy Last-Minute Christmas Gift Tags

Are you looking for some easy, last minute Christmas gift tags ideas?  I am sharing 4 tags that you can easily mass-produce, showcasing the Waffle Flower Crafts Special Delivery stamp set and die set, with the Doodlebug Milk and Cookies Odds and Ends, and the Stitched Scalloped Nesting Tag Dies by Kat Scrappiness, available at the shop.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock with my Memento Tuxedo black ink using my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform.   I colored the images in with my Copic markers.

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Using my new favorite Sharpie White Paint Pen, I added some white polka dots on the images then die-cut them using the coordinating die.   I also die-cut the tags using the Stitched Scalloped Nesting Tag dies on white card stock.  I used an embossing die from my stash to add some details on my tag.

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I adhered the images onto my white tags, and added the Gingerbread Men from Doodlebug and sequins on the red bows, using the Sparkling Clear Slid Confetti mix.  Here are the tags:

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I also made some stocking-stuffers today showcasing the Chocolate Lover’s sentiment stamp set available only at Kat Scrappiness.  These giant candy bars look so cute!

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I hope you like these last-minute ideas to create your own Christmas tags.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a very, Merry Christmas!

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Home For the Holidays by Wild Whisper With Xyron

Hello my crafty friends.  The Xyron DT is teaming up with Wild Whisper all week long.  I have 3 very simple cards to share with you today, showcasing the new stamp set by Wild Whisper called Home for the Holidays, as well as the coordinating patterned papers, with adhesives by Xyron.  Here are the products I got to play with.  Thank you Wild Whisper and Xyron, Inc. for the amazing goodies!

 

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For my first card, I started out by cutting an A2 size white card stock and also die-cut a small rectangle masking paper by Inkadinkado, to mask the middle of my card.  I stamped the images onto my card stock with different stamp inks.

 

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I removed the mask, and positioned my stamp onto the card front so that I can stamp the sentiment right in the middle.  This technique made the sentiment pop even with the busy background.  I adhered the card stock to my card base with my favorite Xyron Mega Runner.

 

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To finish my design, I added glossy accents to the bottle images, and added a few colorful dots.

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

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For my second card, I stamped the doily image using versa mark ink on my Sahara Sand card stock.  I wanted the background to be subtle.  I then stamped the sentiment and the antlers.  I colored the antlers with my Copic markers.  I finished my design by adding the bow, and the gold stars.

 

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For my third card, I drew a circle on the center of my white card stock, and stamped the stars around the circle to create my wreath.  I stamped the antlers and the sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink.  It is a very simple card but I love how it turned out.

 

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I hope you like my projects today.  Please visit www.wildwhisperdesigns.com to shop for for your paper crafting supplies.  Also visit the Xyron, Inc. Facebook page for more project inspiration.  Have an amazing day!

 

 

 

 

NND November Release – Day 2 – Winter Woofs

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It is the second day of the November release by Newton’s Nook Designs and today, the design team is showcasing the Winter Woofs stamp set and coordinating dies.  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 understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

Here’s what the Stamp set and dies look like:

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I stamped my images on smooth white yardstick and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  I also die-cut another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, using the Flags and Frames die.  I wanted to create a unique snowy background for my little dog.  I used my seedless preserve and piked raspberry distress oxide inks with my mini ink blending tool to create my snowy background.  I sprayed it with water using my distress sprayer, and dabbed it with my paper towel.  I also die-cut the rest of the elements that I need to create my scene.  To finish my design, I used Crystal stickles to add some glitter to the background.  I also used some iridescent floral sequins by Kat Scrappiness.  Here is my card:

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I hope you like my project.  Would you like to win the “Winter WoofsStamp Set?  Each of these stamp sets 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 Wednesday November 22nd at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 24th..

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 (you are here)
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND November Release – Day 1 – Cup of Cocoa and Frozen Fellowship Card

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It is the first day of the November release by Newton’s Nook Designs and we are showcasing a couple of stamps and dies for you.  The Cup of Cocoa stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Frozen Fellowship stamp set, as well as the amazing Fancy Edges tag die and the Frames and Flags Die.  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 understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

For my projects today, I used both stamp sets and also the new stand-alone dies.  I JUST LOVE THEM! They are so versatile!  Here’s what they look like:

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  I also die-cut the tags on 110 white card stock, as well as patterned paper.  I wanted to use the edge dies to create some added dimension and details to my tags.  Here are the tags:

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For my card, I stamped the image on Neenah solar white and decided to just color one snowman.  I wanted him to stand out from the rest of the image.  I also used the Frames and Flags die to die-cut a Bristol Smooth white card stock measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2.  I colored my card front  with my favorite Broken China Distress Oxide Ink using my blending tool.  I spritzed it with water and dabbed it with my paper towel.  I adhered the image to the colored background.  I also heat embossed my sentiment to finish my design.  Here’s what the card looks like:

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I hope you got inspired this week and love the projects we all shared.  Would you like to win the “Cup of Cocoa” or the “Frozen Fellowship” Stamp Set?  Each of these stamp sets 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 Wednesday November 22nd at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 24th..

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 (you are here)
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

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Simple Inlaid Christmas Cards

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope you are all having a great week so far. I’m back today with some simple inlaid Christmas Cards that you can easily mass-produce, showcasing the new Woodlands Reindeer Die, Double Stitched Rectangle Dies and a bunch of other supplies available at Kat Scrappiness.

I have a process video for you all today so I will keep this blog post short.  Here are the photos, and the video is also linked below.  I have also listed and linked the supplies I used.  Have a great week!

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