On Your Birthday the Whole Kingdom Belongs To You – Newton’s Nook

I am back today to share with you this simple birthday card below, showcasing the Believe in Unicorns, Once Upon a Princess and Knight’s Quest stamp set and dies.

Here’s the card:

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I have a process video for you all today so I am going to keep this blog post short.  I hope you like the card.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

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Inky Paws Challenge No. 42 ~ Birthday

There’s a new Inky Paws Challenge on the blog (http://www.inkypawschallenge.com) and this time it is a birthday theme!

Here is the inspiration photo:

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I colored my image on Neenah solar white card stock with my Copic markers.  I also used my gel pens to add some whimsical touch to the “cake”.  There’s really nothing much more to it so I am just going to show you the card:

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For more information about the inky paws challenge, please visit http://www.inkypawschallenge.com. You have two weeks to join.  Winner will get a $10 gift code for the Newton’s Nook Designs shop.

The supplies that I have used for today’s card are listed and linked below if you are interested. Have an amazing day!

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Treasure Trolls

Hello everyone.  I hope you all are having a great week so far.  I am super excited to share with you today the cards that I have designed showcasing the new Treasure Trolls stamp set and the new Scene Builder Dies by Craftin’ Desert Divas (CDD).   These items are already available at the CDD shop.

I am going to keep this blog post short and simple.  This Treasure Trolls stamp set is a must-have!  If you love the Trolls movie, you definitely would want this stamp set.

Here is the first card that I created, combining the Treasure Trolls stamp with the new Scene Builder Dies:

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The next one is a simple birthday card.  I wanted to do my own doodles so I drew them on the card, and then stamped all the jewels from the stamp set.  I finished off the design by adding glossy accents to the jewels.  I think this one is my favorite.

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There is a giveaway during the release week.  For more details, please join the Facebook Group Event in order to participate.  You wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity.  Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1789241044729435/

Also for USA customers with a minimum purchase of $20, you can use the coupon code “20SHIP” for free shipping.  International customers with a minimum purchase of $40 can use coupon code “40SHIP” for free shipping!  This offer is only valid from February 16 through February 26th.

Happy shopping and happy crafting!

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 3 – Newton Loves Cake

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Hello everyone!  It is the last day of the February release at Newton’s Nook Designs.  If you haven’t checked out yesterday’s post, please do so to see the amazing projects created by our design team members. [ 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 WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.   I have contacted WordPress and that is what they told me. Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

 

All the new stamps and coordinating dies will be available for purchase tomorrow, February 17th.  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.

For today’s post, I have created a birthday card, showcasing the new stamp set called Newton Loves Cake and Newton Loves Cake coordinating dies.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock, with my memento tuxedo black ink.  I colored the images with my Copic markers and die-cut them using the coordinating dies.

I die-cut my card panel and distressed the background using my favorite distress inks – Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac.  For the second card, I used Spun Sugar and Evergreen Bough.  I wanted to use some soft pastel colors for these two birthday cards.

To finish the design, I die-cut a rectangle frame to create a window, adding the banner to the frame.  I stamped my sentiment and adhered the 3 silver stars.  I also used my white gel pen to add some white dots to the card, making it look more whimsical.

Here’s the first card:

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And here’s the second card I designed with the same concept but different shape and colors.  I wanted to really show off this stamp set by creating more than one sample for you.  The possibilities are endless using this stamp set!

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What do you guys think? I hope you like the birthday cards. This Newton Loves Cake stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, February 17, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Would you like to win the “Newton Loves Cake” 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, February 16th, at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th.


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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All You Need is Love and Birthday Pug

Hello stampers and crafters! I am back today to show you two cards that I made showcasing two stamp sets from the January release by Newton’s Nook Designs called Pug Hugs and Love & Chocolate.

For my first card, I made my own patterned paper by stamping my card panel combining images from the Love & Chocolate stamp set, Sweater Weather (snowflakes), and Holiday Smooches stamp set.

I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. I paper-pieced the cake stand by stamping the image on a patterned paper and fuzzy-cutting it using my precision scissors.

To finish the design, I stamped my sentiment with my memento ink, and added the pink hearts with glossy accents.

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For the birthday card, I also colored the cute Pug with my Copic markers, and added some cute embellishments to finish my design. I know you can’t tell on the photo but the heart-shaped balloon is actually covered with glossy accents.  Both cards are simple and can easily be mass-produced.

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I hope you got inspired today. Thank you for stopping by and have an amazing day!

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Newtons Nook Designs – January Release Day 3 ~ Pug Hugs

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Oh my goodness! Are you ready for today’s total cuteness?  Today is release day (Day 3) at Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you have been checking out the daily posts since Monday.  The whole design team at NND has been busy creating wonderful projects to give you some daily inspiration. 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.

 

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For my cards, I used this cute Pug Hugs stamp set and Pug Hugs coordinating dies, stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink. I colored the Pugs using my Copic markers and die-cut the images with its coordinating dies with my die-cutting machine.

 

Here is my first card:

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Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I just had to make a Valentine-themed Pug card!  I created my own patterned paper by combining the hearts from the Pug Hugs stamp set and the Flirty Flamingos stamp set.

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Don’t you just love those cute Pugs?  This stamp set will be available for purchase on January 20 at 8:00 a.m. CST.

 

Would you like to win this “Pug Hugs” stamp set?  This set will be given away to ONE (1) 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 CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog post on Friday, January 20th.

 

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’re here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

Birthday Bear Card ~ MFT Stamps SC291

Another week has passed and there is a new sketch challenge at MFT Stamps no. 291.  I recently received the Beary Special Birthday Stamp set and I couldn’t wait to play with this.  A process video of this card will be posted soon here on my Blog and on my YouTube channel so please stay tuned.

 

Here is my rendition for this week’s challenge.  I also used the wonky windows die-namics, pink and white vellum to add the balloon, string and bow on the side of the frame, and finished off the design with 6 mm sparkling clear sequins from http://www.katscrappiness.com. I love how this one turned out.

 

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Sparkle It Up Lawnscaping Challenge #130

To celebrate the new Lawn Fawn summer release and also participate in the current Lawnscaping Challenge # 130, Sparkle It Up, I made an over-the-top birthday card for a little girl, using the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends Stamp Set and Dies, with the Stitched Cloud Border Dies.

 

Here is my rendition for the current challenge. I used Stickles, Wink of Stella, Glitter, Star Confetti, Glitter Card Stock and Gold Card Stock to make my card sparkle, shimmer and shine.  The little fairy inside is popped up with an acetate sheet to make her look like she’s hovering on top of the carriage.

 

“Little girls dreams are of magical things”

 

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Front of the card
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Inside the card

Here is the photo of the current challenge, and the link if you would like to participate http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/05/lawnscaping-challenge-sparkle-it-up.html

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I hope you like the card that I created.  Have an amazing day!

CC Designs ~ Surprise Stamp Set

For the month of May, I was sent a stamp set by from http://www.not2shabbyshop.com called “Surprise” by CC Designs. I had a lot of fun playing with this stamp set and created 2 cards and 1 shaker tag.  Here are the photos.  I have also included my YouTube video if you’d like to see them or know more about what supplies I’ve used to create the projects.

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Birthday Card No. 1 created by Maria Russell
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Birthday Card No. 2 Created by Maria Russell
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Birthday Shaker Tag created by Maria Russell

And here’s the YoUTube video. Have a great day!