Sweet Treats Blog Hop + Giveaway with Newton’s Nook

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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!

As an extra treat to you, we are celebrating with a SALE!  Use code TREAT to receive 15% off your order this weekend!  Now through Monday, February 6th at www.newtonsnookdesigns.com.

For my project today, I am showcasing the Smitten Kittens stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the Tree Line Stencil, Clouds stencil, Hills & Grass Stencil, Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set, Land Borders Die Set, Fence Die, Frames & Flags Die Set and Sky Scene Builder Die Set. [Can you tell I had a lot of fun mixing and matching these products to create the beautiful scene?!]

I purchased a few of my husband’s favorite chocolates and they all fit in this white paper sack that I decorated to create a unique Valentine’s treat bag!

Here’s how I made this project:

  • die-cut the sun and clouds using the Sky Scene Builder Die Set. Adhere them on the paper sack with liquid and foam adhesive for added dimension.
  • foam-mount the focal images, making sure they are nicely-centered onto the scene.
  • die-cut the sentiment strip using the Frames & Flags Die Set. Stamp the sentiment from the Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set on the sentiment strip and adhere to the project.
  • finish the design by adhering a heart sticker on the sun.

Enter to Win! Sweet Treats Blog Hop Prizes!


We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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, February 5th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, February 6th.

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’re here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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D.I.Y valentine Banner with Kat Scrappiness

Do you have a HUGE stash of 12×12 patterned paper that you got from a Michael’s sale and running out of ideas to use them all up? How about making a DIY Valentine’s Banner? With a few dies from Kat Scrappiness, Inc. you can make a collection of cute banners to display for any occasion and season.

I always LOVE decorating for Valentine’s Day but sometimes I just don’t have the time to go out and get a few decor. Since I have a lot of craft supplies, I figured I’d make my own banner today.

Here’s how I made this project:

  • measure the counter and cut the twine.
  • prepare your hot-glue gun and sticks and line them all up together with your twine.
  • I have a few vase fillers that I purchased from Daiso a few years ago so I figured I’d add them to my project. I adhered the foam hearts first and added the die-cut hearts.
  • make sure to use a silicone mat underneath so your project doesn’t stick on your table.
  • adhere the letters “XO” on the pink heart.
  • use some stickers to adhere on the other die-cuts. As I mentioned we are using our stash so go ahead and add them to your project.
  • I placed my banner on the kitchen counter and added a few of my favorite decor and candles from Home Goods.
  • light up the candles and enjoy your work!

Before I go, take advantage of this Valentine’s deal by Kat Scrappiness, Inc. Sale starts today and ends on the 7th. See graphic below for your coupon code:

I hope you like this project today and got inspired. Below, you will find links to the supplies used to create this project. 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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NND January Release Day 4 – Never Enough Cats & Coordinating Dies + Giveaway

I am a bit bummed because today is the last day of the reveals. I hope you were able to join us since Monday.  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 Never Enough Cats Stamp Set and coordinating dies. I also used the Frames & Flags Die Set and Meow Stencil for my project today.

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

The scallop frame was die-cut using the Frames & Flags Die Set. I used some distress ink to add some color and added texture to this panel by using the Meow Stencil and some white texture paste. I left this panel to dry for about half an hour then foam-mounted it onto some A2-size card base.

I adhered the focal image with liquid glue and finished the design by adding the sentiment that I heat-embossed on some black card stock. Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Never Enough Cats Heart” 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 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th.

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 January Release Day 3 – Never Enough Dogs & Coordinating Dies + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome to the Newton’s Nook January Release Day 3. I hope you were able to join us since Monday.  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 Never Enough Dogs Stamp Set and coordinating dies. I also used the Circle Frames Die Set for my project today.

My card below is very simple but I love how it turned out!

I started by stamping the image on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored the image in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out. I adhered the pattern paper from the Love & Woofs Paper Pad on the card base.

The scallop circle and the scallop pattern paper were die-cut using the Circle Frames Die Set and foam-mounted onto the card for added dimension.

I adhered the focal image with liquid glue and finished the design by adding the sentiment that I heat-embossed on black card stock. Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Never Enough Dogs Heart” 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 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th.

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 January Release Day 2 – Newton’s Heart Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome to the Newton’s Nook January Release Day 2. 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 Newton’s Heart Stamp Set and coordinating dies. I also used the Petite Hearts Stencil and Heart Frames Die Set for my project today.

I started by stamping the image on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored the image in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

Next, I used the Petite Hearts Stencil and some white texture paste to add texture to some Neenah Solar White card stock. I let this panel dry for about half an hour, then adhered it on some white top-folding card base.

The hearts were die-cut using the Heart Frames Die Set with the new Love & Woofs Paper Pad and last year’s Valentine release, Love & Meows Paper Pad. The flag banner was cut using my precision snips to add the fishtail, and adhered on the card with liquid glue. I adhered the hearts with the tape runner, and added the focal image.

Don’t you just love the pattern papers by Newton’s Nook Designs?! They all go perfectly well together!

I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment and adding some puffy heart stickers for added texture and interest. Here’s another look:

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

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 January Release Day 1 – Puppy Heart Stamp & Dies with 2 Paper Pads + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome to the Newton’s Nook January 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 Puppy Heart Stamp Set and coordinating dies, with the Love & Woofs Paper Pad and Love & Chocolate Paper pad. Incidentally, the Love & Chocolate Paper Pad will go perfectly well with the Love & Chocolate stamp set.

I started by stamping the image on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored the image in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also used the Frames & Flags Die Set to cut out the scallop frame and the stitched banner with the Love & Woofs Paper Pad and adhered the scallop panel on some red card base.

Next, I die-cut the red tag using the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and foam-mounted this piece on the card for added dimension. I added the stitched banner and the focal image on the tag with liquid glue.

I finished the card design by stamping the sentiment and adding the die-cut arrows, as well as some red enamel heart. Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Puppy Heart” 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 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th.

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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You Are My Happy with Crafty Meraki

Hello everyone!  I am super excited to share my very first blog post here as a member of the Crafty Meraki design team!  Since Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, I figured it’s only appropriate to share a fun Valentine’s Day Card!

For my card today, I am showcasing the CM Valentine Stamp set and CM Valentine Coordinating Dies along with the Outside the Box Slimline Die

To make the card, I started by stamping the images on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock. I colored the images in with alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Next, I prepared the slimline background panel by inking up some Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I also used a stencil from my stash for added interest.  I cut some leftover stamp packaging and added some tape on all sides and adhered the 3 sides first to create a pocket.  I added some confetti as my shaker element and adhered the top to close the shaker.  I love that even though this is a flat shaker card, the shaker bits inside move freely creating a fun, interactive element.

I die-cut the Outside the Box Slimline Die on some Neenah solar white card stock and adhered on the focal panel with foam tape.  I added the colored images on the foreground with liquid glue.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink on some black card stock that I heat-set with my heating tool.  I finished the design  by using some white gel pen to add some dots and stars for added texture and interest.  Here’s another look at the card:

I hope you like my card today and got inspired!  To be able to purchase the items I featured today, click on the “highlighted” products to take you to the online store . Thanks for stopping by!

Sweet Treats Blog Hop + Giveaway with Newton’s Nook

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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 Love & Chocolate stamp set and coordinating dies with the Love & Meows 6×6 Paper Pad.

I bought a bunch of these Pink Chocolate Bars and gift cards at Michael’s and I thought I’d give them away to my friends for Valentine’s Day! I needed a cute gift bag to go with the treat so I thought I’d use the Love & Meows 6×6 Paper Pad. Here’s how I made the project:

  • using a die from my collection, die-cut the gift bag on the Love & Meows 6×6 Paper Pad.
  • assemble the gift bag.
  • insert the chocolate bar and the gift card inside and secure with some red ribbon. I used seam-binding for mine.
  • die-cut a few hearts and adhere then together.
  • stamp the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • die-cut a few hearts using some dies from your collection. Adhere them together with glue.
  • to turn these hearts into a gift tag, use a Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole.  Insert the eyelet and used the Crop-A-Dile again to set the eyelet in place.
  • adhere the strawberry images on the hearts.
  • stamp the sentiment on some black card stock with some embossing ink. Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool.
  • use precision snips to cut the sentiment and adhere on the tag.
  • use some twine to attach the tag to the gift.
  • finish the design by using some white gel pen for added texture and interest.

My friends are going to love this sweet surprise on Valentine’s Day! Full details about the GIVEAWAY and supplies used are listed and linked below.

Sweet Treats Blog Hop GIVEAWAY!

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?  Newton’s Nook is 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 7th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 8th.

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

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Love & Meows SKETCH CARD

Love is in the air and I am busy creating Valentine’s Day Cards. What have you all been up to? If you haven’t seen the new release by Newton’s Nook Designs, y’all need to head on over there and check out all the new products, including the new Love & Meows Paper Pad.

I found a few card sketches while browsing on Pinterest so I thought I’d give it a try today. I don’t normally create sketch cards because mixing patterns is not my thing; but when you have a really cute pattern paper such as the Love & Meows Paper Pad, you can’t help but show it off!

Here’s how I made this card:

  • Stamp the image from the Knead Kittens stamp set on some X-Press It Blending Card and color the image in with alcohol markers.
  • Use the Knead Kittens coordinating die to cut the image.
  • Cut some red card stock measuring 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 and adhere on an A2-size notecard.
  • Cut a few pieces of pattern paper from the Love & Meows Paper Pad and adhere to the card.
  • Use a scallop border from your collection and die-cut some dark pink card stock. [Designer tip: this will create a smooth transition between the patterns.]
  • Die-cut a small stitched rectangle with some Neenah solar white card stock. Matt this piece on some dark pink card stock that matches the scallop border. Adhere this panel on the card front.
  • Adhere the focal image on the card for added dimension.
  • Stamp the sentiment with VersaFine Clair ink in Black
  • Finish the card design by adding some heart enamel dots with liquid glue.

This card is easy, peasy! I may have to start making sketch cards more often since this took about less than 30 minutes, and it can easily be mass-produced! What do you think?

I hope I’ve given you some great inspiration today using the new products from the January release by Newton’s Nook Designs. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by!

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