Newton’s Nook & Studio Katia Collaboration Hop

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Welcome to the Summer Fun Collaboration Blog hop with Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia! Both teams are celebrating the start of summer with fun and colorful cards using stamps from Newton’s Nook Designs and dies and embellishments from Studio Katia. There’s prizes too! Both companies have a prize to give away too so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

 

For our collaboration, we are to showcase “summer-themed” cards or just fun, bright colors using products from Studio Katia and Newton’s Nook.  For my first project below, I wanted to create a sunset scene by the beach, showcasing the Flirty Flamingos stamp set by Newton’s Nook, the Elongated Dotted Hexagons creative dies, clear iridescent seed beads and Caribbean mist sequins by Studio Katia.

 

I started out by masking my A2 size card stock to create my sunset background.  I used  worn lipstick and spiced marmalade distress oxide, blending the colors with my sponge.   This is a very simple card but I wanted to show you how I created the background.

 

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I created another mask to create the sandy shore.  I then used broken china distress ink and blended the colors on my car stock to create the water.

 

 

I removed the mask and colored the background with my Copic markers to create the sandy shore.  I stamped my flamingos on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  Using my precision cut scissors, I fussy-cut the image.

 

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I die-cut my front panel for the shaker card using the Elongated Hexagons creative dies, and created the shaker window for my card.  I used a combination clear iridescent seed beads and the caribbean mist sequins for my shaker element.  To finish the design, I added the red heart and clouds on my card.  Here is the finished design:

 

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For my second project, I wanted to use the hexagon dies again and the sequins, as well as the “Thank You” mini-stamp set that were sent to us by Studio Katia.  To embellish my tag, I added the flowers from the Lovely Blooms stamp set (one of my all-time favorite sets) and die-cut the greenery from the Pines and Holly Die Set by Newton’s Nook.  Here’s the tag:

 

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We are giving away TWO prizes – one prize pack from Studio Katia, and one $25 store credit from Newton’s Nook Designs!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the Design Team blogs from Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia Team Blogs (see list complete list at the Studio Katia and NND blogs)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, June 4th at 12pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia blogs on Tuesday, June 6th.

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

Blessed To Be Your Friend

Hello everyone! I am back to share with you a very special card that I made, dedicated to our Kat Scrappiness Design Team Coordinator, Deb Peterson Rauch.  I am showcasing the Bear and Bird stamp set and its coordinating dies, the Concord & 9th Tree Ring Background stamp, Kat Scrappiness Double-stitched rectangle dies and the Blessed Scripty dies, plus other products available at the shop.

I will not have any step-by-step instructions or a process video for this card. It is very simple but I love how it turned out.

This card is dedicated to Deb. I am “blessed to be Deb’s friend”. Deb has a huge heart. When I got sick, a few weeks ago, Deb has been (and still is) such a great confidant to me! She was my constant support during those times when I feel like I would never get better. When I start panicking with the pains I had, I would constantly send Deb a message and ask her so many medical questions and she would immediately give me answers, advice, support and recommendations. It didn’t matter what she was doing that day, she would always send me a reply and make me feel “safe” and less paranoid. Both Deb and Kathleen understood that I had to take it easy and need time to heal.  Thank you, Kathleen Driggers. Thank you, Deb for all the things that you do, for being my friend, and a great DT Coordinator. This card is for you:

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I hope you like the card today and got inspired. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below. Have a blessed and wonderful day!

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Welcome Baby Shadow Box – We Are Family Blog Co-hop ~ Xyron & Paper House

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Hello my crafty peeps! I am so happy because today the Xyron Design Team is teaming up with Paper House.  For my project, I am showcasing a collection of beautiful patterned papers and sticker collection by Paper House. A huge “thank you” to Paper House and Xyron for all of the amazing products we got to play with. They are extremely beautiful!

To further celebrate this collaboration, there is going to be GIVEAWAY!!!!! Xyron is giving away a prize pack (photo below).  In order to win, please visit the Xyron Facebook page (link: https://www.facebook.com/xyroninc/) from Monday, May 22nd through Friday, May 26th and leave a comment on each post.  Winners will be announced on Xyron’s Facebook page.

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For my project today, I decided to create a beautiful Shadow Box to showcase the beautiful patterned paper and card stock/puffy stickers that I received from the Paper House. I recently went to Daiso and found this inexpensive shadow box and I thought it would be perfect to use for my project. I also wanted to show you guys that you don’t always have to use liquid glue or modpodge to adhere patterned paper to your 3D projects. The Xyron Creative Station Lite is the perfect machine because it applies edge-to-edge adhesive to your paper and you don’t need to wait for it to dry. You can create 3D projects in no time. Here are the products that I have used:

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I started out by painting my shadow box using craft paint and my foam brush. To cover the outside, I took my ruler and measured my shadow box (height, length and width) and cut the paper so I can cover the outside of the box. I used the patterned paper with pink elephants. I thought this paper pad is so beautiful! I used my Xyron Creative Station Lite and ran the papers through the machine to create stickers. I adhered the paper to the box.

This is what the outside of the box look like.  The beautiful patterned paper is adhered to the box perfectly!

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Using my ruler again, I measured the inside of the box (height, length and width) and cut my Neenah solar white card stock to fit inside the box. I wanted to create a hillside scene for my hot air balloon, elephant and giraffe. I used my Lawn Fawn pop-up hillside border dies and Grass border dies. I also die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to create the scene, using different dies from my stash.

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Using my homemade cloud stencil and Broken China distress ink, I started sponging the color to my white card stock to create the look of the sky. I used my Xyron Creative Station Lite to adhere the card stock inside my shadow box.

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Using my Xyron mega-tape runner, I adhered my hillside pop-up border inside the box to create the hills for my scene, as well as the sun and tress. I used the cute stickers from the pack that I received from the Paper House (baby elephant, giraffe, hot air balloon, flowers, onesie, rattle, etc.) to finish my design.

Here’s a close-up photo of my shadow box:

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Here’s another look, with the box open:

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And another close-up photo below!  You can also add some battery-operated twinkle lights to make this shadow box more dramatic, or a battery-operated tea light.  This will be perfect to give as a gift:

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I hope you like my project and got inspired today.  Please don’t forget to visit the Xyron Facebook page, like it, and leave a comment on each blog post from May 22nd to 26th, 2017 to enter the giveaway.  You can purchase this adorable paper pack and other beautiful patterned papers by Paper House or by clicking on the supplies list below.  Also please check out their amazing design team on their Blog: (https://paperhouseproductions.wordpress.com).  The products I have used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!

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Prayers & Hugs Coming Your Way

Hello everyone! It’s Maria Russell here with you today. It’s been awhile since I made a project for Kat Scrappiness. I was traveling for two weeks and if you have been following me here on my blog, you’ll probably know that I got sick. I am on the mend now but it is taking a lot longer than expected which is making me a little miserable!

I apologize that I don’t have a process video for you today because it takes awhile for me to create a project right now. I can’t sit still for so long and look down so I constantly take a break and walk so I don’t get any pains. Please bear with me as I get better and I promise to make more process videos once I am over this hump.

For my shaker card today, I am showcasing the Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy Stamps and Dies, the Prayers Stamps and Die set, with the Wood Floorboard Prints Cling stamp, as well as the White Diamond sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness, and a lot more supplies available at Kat Scrappiness online store.

I started out by stamping and layering my images on Neenah solar white card stock using three Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers, Guava and Lobster ink. I die-cut the flowers using the coordinating dies.

I stamped my background using the wood floorboard cling stamp with light- gray ink. I wanted a subtle background for my card because I wanted the main focal point to stand out, which are the poppies!

I die-cut the prayers die using a dark gray card stock, and stamped my sentiment using the Hippo Ink on my card front.

I ran my flowers, branches and die cut sentiment using my favorite Xyron sticker maker and Mega Tape Runner. I also adhered my acetate sheet using glue dots, and created my shaker window panel with scotch foam tape. I added my favorite White Diamond sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness and adhered my window panel to my card base.

I finished off my design by sponging my Neenah white card stock with the Tim Holtz worn lipstick distressed oxide ink to match the color of the dot details on my shaker card.

Here is the card. I hope you like it and got inspired today. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below. Have a great weekend!

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Life is a Beautiful Ride – Newton Scoots By

Hello my crafty friends! I’m finally back today after a short (and scary) “medical” hiatus. I am so happy because the doctor told me that I wouldn’t need surgery and I will only have to undergo physical therapy for the next few weeks. That being said, I am slowly trying to get back to the swing of things and it is going to take awhile before everything is back to normal schedule for me.

 

I apologize if I will not have a step-by-step instruction for you for my card today. I hope you understand. I am still recovering and was advised to take it easy for a few more weeks. It actually took me awhile to make the card below but I’m just thankful that I can finally use my right arm to color and die-cut, or even type this blog post. God is great!

 

For my card today, I am showcasing the new May release stamp set called Newton Scoots By and its coordinating dies, the land border dies, and the Newton’s Birdbath stamp set and its coordinating dies. I wanted to create a happy and cheerful card today.

 

Here’s my pop-up box. I hope you like the card and got inspired today. Please visit http://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com to purchase the new stamps and dies. Have an amazing day!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs – Newton Dreams of Italy

Hello again! It is the second day of the May release at Newton’s Nook Designs.    As explained on yesterday’s blog post, I am currently having some medical issues and I will not be able to join my team tomorrow.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get back to the normal swing of things in a few weeks.

 

Today’s stamp set is my fave because Italy is my favorite vacation spot.  I am super bummed that I was only able to make one project but once I am back to my normal routine, you will see more cards and layout using this set.  You 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 today’s project, I am showcasing the Winston’s Tee-Time stamp set and its coordinating dies.  This stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, May 12, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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I am still on complete bed-rest as I write this post so I will be keeping this short and unfortunately will not be able to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how I made the card.  I hope you understand.  Here’s my card:

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Would you like to win the “Newton Dreams of Italy” 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, May 11th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 12th.

 

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 – Winston’s Tee Time

Hello my crafty peeps! It is the first day of the May release at Newton’s Nook Designs.   I always get excited during release week. Unfortunately I am currently having some health issues and I have been on bed-rest for the past few weeks.  I will only be able to join the team for the release today and tomorrow.  Hopefully I will be able to get back to normal schedule in a few weeks.

 

You will absolutely LOVE this month’s stamp release!  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 today’s project, I am showcasing the Winston’s Tee-Time stamp set and its coordinating dies.  This stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, May 12, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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I am still on complete bed-rest as I write this post so I will be keeping this short and unfortunately will not be able to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how I made the card.  I hope you understand.  Here’s my card:

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Would you like to win the “Winston’s Tee Time” 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, May 11th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 12th.

 

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

DCWV/Xyron – Tag Mini Album

Hello my crafty friends! I am so excited to share with you today’s post because the Xyron design team is teaming up with DCWV.  My project today is an inspirational Tag/Mini Album, using stamps from my stash, showcasing this beautiful paper pack by DCWV called “Meet Me in Paris”.  A huge “thank you” to DCWV and Xyron for all of the amazing products we got to play with. They are extremely beautiful!

 

Here are the supplies I got to play with.

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I started out by die-cutting my tags using the beautiful paper packs and a tag die by Kat Scrappiness.  I distressed the tags with my distress ink using my sponge to make the tags look a little more vintage.   I also used my Xyron mega tape runner to adhere both tags to make it a little more sturdy.

 

For my tag below, I used an Eiffel tower die from my stash that I die-cut in gold.   I then used my Xyron Creative Station Lite to adhere the die-cut on my first tag.  I did the same process for all of my tags.

 

Here are the photos of the individual tags.  The first one is a shaker tag:

 

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Here’s a photo of all of the tags.  I really love how it turned out:

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Here’s what the tag mini album look like with the binder clip.  I also embellished the album with a gold tassel and a silver key.

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I hope you got inspired today and like my project.  If you are interested to purchase DCWV paper packs, they are available online at http://www.joann.com.

 

You Make Me a Happy Camper – Avery Elle ~ Glamper Camper

Hello my lovelies!  I hope you are having a good day so far.  I am back today to share with you a cute card that I made, showcasing the Glamper Camper stamp set by Avery Elle, Kat Scrappiness Stitched Circle die, Distress Oxide Inks, Inkadinkado masking paper and a bunch of other supplies available at Kat Scrappiness.

Here’s the card:

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I have a process video for you today if you’d like to see how I made the card.  I also listed and linked the supplies I have used below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code: MARIA10 for 10% off  your order at Kat Scrappiness shop.  I hope you got inspired.  Have a wonderful day!

Here’s the process video:

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