Newton’s Nook Designs – Back to Basic Card-making with Embossing Folders

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  Were you able to check out last week’s March release?  Which one was your favorite?  I am back today for Newton’s Nook Designs sharing some simple, “back-to-basic” card-making designs using some cute embossing folders.

For my projects today, I am showcasing the Newton’s Birthday Trio stamp set and coordinating dies, Garden Mice stamp set and coordinating dies, Balloons Stencil and the Grass Border die with the Cats Border Embossing Folder and the Leafy Tree Trunk Embossing folder.

If you are a beginner in card-making and you don’t have a lot of dies to create scenes, you can always check out your local paper crafting stores and purchase some embossing folders.  They are pretty inexpensive and will add some great dimension to your card.

Here’s my first card:

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HOW I MADE THE CARD:

  • Stamp the images on smooth white card stock and color the images in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • die-cut the image using the coordinating die
  • cut a piece of some 110 lb. card stock and use the Cats Border Embossing folder to dry-emboss the card stock.
  • use BG-0000 and R-00 Copic markers to lightly color the embossed images.
  • use the balloons stencil to ink up the background with distress oxide inks.
  • adhere the colored image using foam adhesive.

Here’s a closer look:

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I think adding some color to the embossed images made them pop a little.  I simply ADORE this Newton’s Birthday Trio stamp set!  This card is perfect for any cat-lovers out there!  Here’s another look:

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For my second card, I used the Garden Mice stamp set and coordinating die, with the grass border die and the Leafy Tree Trunk Embossing folder.  The clouds are from the Newton Scoots By stamp set.

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HOW I MADE THE CARD:

  • Stamp the image on smooth white card stock and color the image in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • die-cut the image using the coordinating die
  • cut a piece of some 110 lb. card stock and use the Leafy Tree Trunk Embossing Folder to dry-emboss the card stock.  Cut about a 1/4 inch using your paper trimmer.
  • cut a 1/4 inch piece of patterned paper and adhere to an A2 size card base.
  • Adhered the embossed card stock onto the card base.
  • using the grass border die, cut a piece of patterned paper to create the grass.
  • using the clouds from the Newton Scoots By stamp set, stamp a couple of clouds on the foreground.

I finished my design by adding some Champagne jewels on the card and Nuvo crystal drops on the butterfly.

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It’s been awhile since I used my embossing folders and I really love both cards.  Here’s another look:

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I hope I have given you some inspiration today.  Please visit Newton’s Nook Designs to purchase the stamps, dies and stencil that I used today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 3 – Newton’s Block Party & Frames Squared Die Set

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It is the third day of the March reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the last two days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  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 the third day, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Block Party stamp set and the Frames Squared Die set that we revealed yesterday.

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Here’s how I made my card:

  • die-cut the scallop frame from the Frames Squared die set with some Neenah solar white card stock.
  • color the images using Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • adhere this colored image onto a purple patterned paper. Cut the excess.
  • cut an A2 size card base and cover with patterned paper.
  • i used a die from my stash to add the wonky stitch details on both sides.
  • adhere the colored image on the card base.

Here’s a closer look:

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To finish my card design, I added some Stardust stickles to the cupcake and white dots using my Sakura gel pen!  Here’s another look:

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Block Party” 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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STAMPtember Collaboration with Simon Says Stamp and Newton’s Nook Designs

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Today Newton’s Nook Designs is featured on the Simon Says Stamp site with an EXCLUSIVE stamp set that was designed just for the 2018 STAMPtember celebration! You can purchase the new Hello Beautiful Stamp Set and coordinating die sets today at Simon Says Stamp.  Remember, these items are ONLY available through Simon Says Stamp while supplies last!
Today I am sharing two projects I created using this stamp set.  Here’s what they look like
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I started out by stamping my images on some smooth white card stock and I colored them in with my Copic markers.  I fussy-cut the image with my precision scissors.  For my first card below, I also used the Everglade Collage Wafer Dies by Simon Says Stamp and an older stamp set by Newton’s Nook called Newton’s Autumn.  I stamped the leaves on some white card stock, colored them in with my Copic markers and die cut the leaves using the coordinating dies.  I adhered the leaves on my collage frame.
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I cut an A2 size piece of some Bristol Smooth white card stock and inked it up with Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink.  I used my Darice Cats embossing folder to add some cute texture to this colored background.  I die-cut some white card stock with the Everglade Collage Wafer Dies and adhered this piece onto my colored and embossed background.
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I assembled my card by adhering my foreground to my card base.  Here’s my first card:
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I couldn’t help but add that cute bow from my all-time favorite Pines & Holly die set by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Here’s a little close-up:
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Also added some blue enamel dots from my stash and used my white gel pen to add more details to the card to finish the design.  Here’s another look:
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For my second card, I created a simple one-layer birthday card using the cute images from the stamp set.
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I added the balloons from the Fabulous Frenchie stamp set by Newton’s Nook.  Here’s a little close-up:
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Also used my white gel pen to add more details to the little pups and to the balloons to give it a whimsical touch.  To finish my design, I used glossy accents to make the balloons shine!
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I hope you like my projects today.  Please visit Simon Says Stamp to purchase this exclusive stamp set.  Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!
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Happy Meow-oween & Pawsome Birthday

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  Are you ready for more inspiration from last week’s August release?  For today’s projects, I am showcasing a LOT of Newton’s Nook products.   I’m featuring the Halloween Trio stamp set and coordinating dies, Fabulous Frenchies stamp set and coordinating dies, with an older stamp set Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin. I also used the Land Border Dies, Sky Border dies with the Framework die set.

For my first card, I inked up my background with distress oxide inks —> Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber to create my night sky.  I sprayed it with water using my distress sprayer and dabbed it with my paper towel.

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I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the image with the coordinating die.  I die-cut the grass with the land borders die on some black card stock, as well as the picket fence and the clouds, using the Sky Border dies.  I adhered the die-cuts and the images on my colored background.

To finish my design I added the pumpkins, spider web and the spider with the black bats using the Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin stamp set.  I also stamped the sentiment with versa mark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

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Here’s the Happy Meow-oween card!

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I added some white details to the pumpkins and the noses of the critters.

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For my second card, I stamped my images on some white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

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I die-cut an A2 size smooth white card stock and dry-embossed it with the biggest die using the Framework die set.  I cut the window using the smallest die of the same set.  I covered the window with acetate and also added my foam adhesive to create the well for my shaker card.  I used some white and purple star confetti as my shaker element and adhered this piece on my card base.

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I inked up the bottom of my card front with some Antique Linen distress oxide ink and adhered my little Frenchies on my card.  I also adhered the balloon and stamped my sentiment onto the card.

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To finish my design I added glossy accents to the balloon and the little Frenchies to make their noses pop.

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I hope you like my projects today.  If you haven’t checked out the August stamp, dies and stencil release please visit Newton’s Nook Designs.  The products I used are also listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

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CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – Nate & Friday

Time has flown by so fast!  It is the last day of the August release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and the design team is showcasing Nate & Friday stamp set.   This stamp set is so special because my daughter and I LOVE Frenchies.  Isn’t this stamp set so adorable?!  It is a must-have for any dog lovers!  The sentiment I used for my card is my favorite!

 

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I die-cut some Bristol smooth white card stock which is my “go-to” card stock for distress oxide inks.  I used a stencil from my stash to add some details on my background.  This card is super simple but I LOVE how it turned out.

 

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I added some black and white wash tape on my card base and adhered my colored background.  Don’t you just love this cute little Frenchie with a small heart on his chest?

 

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This sentiment is so true!  Wishing you all warm snuggles, slobbery kisses and a tail that wags so hard its butt wiggles!

 

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I hope you got inspired this week!   The August release stamps are available for purchase from August 17th.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below when you place an order at the shop.  Have a nice day and happy crafting!

It’s just not a party without a prize!!
Comment on each of the COMPANY Release Posts this weekend for your chance to win a prize!
Be sure you’re following on Instagram and then tell us here on this post how many times each day you check your IG.
Then, come back each day of the release for another chance to win.
One Lucky Commenter from one of the days will win a $50 gift code to the shop!!


Happy shopping and happy crafting!

Check out the amazing design team’s projects today:

Maria L Russell (you are here)

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – Bushy Tailed and Fox Banner Fri-Dies

It is the third day of the August release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and the design team is showcasing the Bushy Tailed stamp set and Fox Banner Fri-Dies.   I don’t know about you but I just adore cute little critters to add to my handmade cards and scrapbook layouts.  Here’s what they look like:

 

 

After stamping my images on some smooth white card stock, I colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I couldn’t find the right color for my little fox but I think it turned out okay int he end.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

 

I inked up my background using my clouds and hills stencil with distress oxide inks and adhered my little critters on my card base.  I finished my design by stamping the sentiment using my Misti stamping tool.

 

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Isn’t the sentiment so true though?  My friends and I came from different backgrounds but we are so lucky to have each other.  I made a couple of these cards to send to my besties.

 

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I love that all the sentiments fit on the banner stamp.  This stamp set is so versatile the possibilities are endless!

 

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I hope you like my card today.  The August release stamps are available for purchase from August 17th.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below when you place an order at the shop.  Have a nice day and happy crafting!

It’s just not a party without a prize!!
Comment on each of the COMPANY Release Posts this weekend for your chance to win a prize!
Be sure you’re following on Instagram and then tell us here on this post how many times each day you check your IG.
Then, come back each day of the release for another chance to win.
One Lucky Commenter from one of the days will win a $50 gift code to the shop!!


SO EXCITED about the New Release, so please come back tomorrow for a look at the NEW Nate and Friday set!! THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!  Happy shopping and happy crafting!

 

Check out the amazing design team’s projects today:

Maria L Russell (you are here)

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – Foxy

It is the second day of the August release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and the design team is showcasing the Foxy stamp set.   Wowza!  This stamp set is just amazeballs!  I wish I can draw images like these!  It is just so elegant.

 

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I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored it in with Copic markers.  I felt that this stamp set is just so beautiful that it doesn’t really need anything around it!  It just speaks for itself!  This is why I chose a white on white background.

 

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Don’t you just love this image?  I think this stamp set will also be perfect to create a fall-themed card.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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I hope you like my project today.  The August release stamps are available for purchase from August 17th.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below when you place an order at the shop.  Have a nice day and happy crafting!

 

It’s just not a party without a prize!!
Comment on each of the COMPANY Release Posts this weekend for your chance to win a prize!
Be sure you’re following on Instagram and then tell us here on this post how many times each day you check your IG.
Then, come back each day of the release for another chance to win.
One Lucky Commenter from one of the days will win a $50 gift code to the shop!!


SO EXCITED about the New Release, so please come back tomorrow for a look at the NEW Bushy Tailed and Fox Banner Fri-dies!! THANKS SO MUCHfor stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!  Happy shopping and happy crafting!

Check out the amazing design team’s projects today:

Maria L Russell (you are here)

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – Be A Unicorn and Unicorn Fri-Die

It is the first day of the August release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and the design team is showcasing the Be A Unicorn Stamp Set and Unicorn Fri-Die.   I love, love, love this stamp set!  We are also being featured Partner on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog.  SCT readers will have a chance to win this stamp set and the matching die.  We also have a giveaway so please read below to see how you can enter.

 

I stamped my images on some Neenah Solar White card stock and colored them in with Copic markers.   I die-cut the images with the coordinating die.  For my first card,

 

I die-cut an A2-size piece of colored vellum that I bought from the craft store.  I specifically chose this design because I thought it would go perfectly well with the Unicorn image.  I adhered this piece onto my card base and stamped my sentiment using Versa-mark ink and heat-embossed it with some white embossing powder.  I adhered the Unicorn onto my card.  Here’s my first card:

 

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I just love the simplicity of this card and the way the sentiment popped on the background. Here’s a little close-up.

 

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For my second card, I wanted to create another simple card with a fun pastel-background.  I masked my background using masking paper and used a clouds stencil to ink up my background.  I used three new distress oxide inks for my pastel sky –> Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord.  I adhered the scalloped frame from my stash and adhered the unicorn.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment.  Here’s my second card:

 

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My friend is crazy about unicorns and she is going to love this birthday card.  Here’s another look:

 

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I hope you like my project today.  The August release stamps are available for purchase from today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below when you place an order at the shop.

It’s just not a party without a prize!!
Comment on each of the COMPANY Release Posts this weekend for your chance to win a prize!
Be sure you’re following on Instagram and then tell us here on this post how many times each day you check your IG.
Then, come back each day of the release for another chance to win.
One Lucky Commenter from one of the days will win a $50 gift code to the shop!!


SO EXCITED about the New Release, so please come back tomorrow for a look at the NEW Foxy Set!! THANKS SO MUCHfor stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!  Happy shopping and happy crafting!

 

Check out the amazing design team’s projects today:

Maria L Russell (you are here)


Clean & Simple Cards with SomeBunny – CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello everyone!  Maria here with you today and I am super excited to share my very first post as a member of the CAS-ual Fridays Ink Squad.  It is definitely a dream come true for me!  I have always admired the talented girls on the Ink Squad and when I received the good news that I made it on the team, I was happy and terrified at the same time!  I hope I will be able to inspire you in this amazing journey and get creative with me.

For today’s project, I am showcasing the SomeBunny stamp set with the Bunny Fri-Dies, and the Best Day Fri-Dies.

I started out by die-cutting the two bunnies on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock.  I placed the die-cuts back on the negative piece and lined-up my images, and held it in place with low-tack tape.   I used my stamping tool to stamp the images using Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers.

For my first project, I wanted to make a birthday card using the adorable Bunny holding a balloon.  I cut another piece of some white card stock and stamped the little stars using some light gray ink.  I wanted the stars on my background to look like watermark so that these images wouldn’t overwhelm the whole card design.  I also die-cut the “Best Day Ever” using the dies and adhered these pieces onto my card panel with my Nuvo Liquid adhesive.

To finish my design, I adhered my little bunny with some foam tape, and added Glossy Accents to the balloon.  Here is my first card:

 

I love the simplicity of this birthday card.  Here’s another look:

I really love the white-on-white background and the glossy accents on the balloon just gave it a little something extra!

For my second card, I did the same technique by stamping the little stars on my card panel with the same light gray ink.  I die-cut another piece of some white card stock to create the frame for my cute little bunny.  I stamped the sentiment onto the frame, and adhered this piece on my background panel with some foam adhesive.

To finish my design, I stamped 3 little stars next to the bunny with some light blue ink and added Stardust Stickles to the moon.  Here is my second card:

I am in-love with this stamp set.

The stardust stickles added a little touch of whimsy to the design.

I hope I have given you some inspiration today to create some clean and simple cards.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below for 15% off your order at the shop.  Isn’t this the best day ever?

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!