NND March Release – Birthday Essentials Stamp Set

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I’m kind of a bit bummed because it is the last day of the March reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today is also your last opportunity to leave comments on the DT’s blogs for a chance to win each stamp set during release week.  Please 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 WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For my cards today, I am showcasing the Birthday Essentials stamp set, Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set and coordinating dies with the Bubbly stencil and the Lovely Blooms stamp set.  Here’s what the Birthday Essentials stamp set looks like and the Bubbly stencil.

For my first project, I wanted to make a first wedding anniversary card for a friend of mine.  She and her husband are cat-lovers as well so I thought the Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set would be perfect for this.  I started by coloring the images with my Copic markers and used the coordinating die to die-cut the piece.

 

On a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of smooth white card stock, I used the Bubbly stencil to add some color to my background, with some distress oxide inks and my sponge dauber.  I also hit embossed the sentiment on black card stock with white embossing powder.  I finished the design by adding glossy accents to the bubbles.  Here’s my first card:

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For my second card, I wanted to do a simple Happy Birthday card.  I stamped my images onto Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I also stamped my sentiment with my Versafine Black Onyx ink.  I used a Double-stitched Square rectangle die by Kat Scrappiness to die cut a portion of my card front.  I adhered it back with foam adhesive to give it some dimension.  To finish my design, I added some green and white dots.  Here’s my second card:

 

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Here’s a close-up:

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Did you get inspired this week by all of the amazing projects by the design team?  I did!  I am so honored to be working with these beautiful and very talented ladies!

 

Would you like to win the “Birthday Essentials” 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 15th, at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 16th.

 

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

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND March Release – Birthday Essentials Stamp Set

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Are you loving the release so far?  It is now the 3rd day of the March reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  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 WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For my project today, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Birthday Balloons and the Newton’s Birthday Balloons coordinating dies.

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As soon as I saw this stamp set, I immediately thought of creating a scene where Newton is floating up in the air with his balloons BUT I wanted the sky to look unique, than your regular blue and white!  I also pictured glitter dust, everywhere!

 

I started with die-cutting my 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, using the Sky Borders die set.  I inked it up with Tattered Rose and Antique Linen distress oxide inks, with my mini ink blending tools.

 

To add the glitter dust on my background, I used my Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder in Perfect Gold and added it on a clear acrylic block with some water.  I used my watercolor brush to sprinkle the color onto the card stock.  This created some cute glittery-gold sparkle dust on my colored background.

 

To finish my design, I used my Clouds stencil that I created using the Sky Borders Die, and colored my card base using the Antique Linen distress oxide with my ink blending tool.  I also heat-embossed the sentiment on black card stock and added some details to the balloons with my Sharpie White paint pen.  Here’s my card:

 

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Here’s another photo to show you the gold glitter dust:

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birthday Balloons” 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 15th, at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 16th.

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

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND March Release – Uplifting Wishes and Balloon Shaker Die

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Who’s been looking forward to day 2 of the March reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs?  Today’s reveal is AMAZING!  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 WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For today’s cards, the design team is showcasing the Uplifting Wishes stamp set with the Balloon Shaker die. Yay!   I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shaker die.  It is so much fun and what’s good about this is the Uplifting stamp set will fit inside the balloon shaker!

 

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I started out by making my own clouds stencil using the Sky Borders die by Newton’s Nook.  I inked up my Neenah Solar White card stock measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 with my handmade stencil with Broken China distress oxide ink and my ink blending tool to create the sky.  I also colored the hills with my Cracked Pistachio distress oxide ink.  I used my copic marker to create the grass.

 

I stamped my bunny and butterflies images using the Bitty Bunnies stamp set and colored them in with my copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

 

I die-cut the colored background using the balloon shaker die.  I colored my card base with my Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber distress oxide inks to create a colorful balloon.

 

On a piece of heat resistant acetate sheet, I stamped my sentiment using versamark ink and heat embossed it with my white embossing powder.  I adhered the acetate sheet onto the die-cut piece to create my shaker balloon and added the butterflies and the hearts.  I used the sparkling clear sequins as my shaker element.  Here’s my card:

 

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For my second card, I used the Llama from the Llama Delivery stamp set and die cut the image using the coordinating die.  This Llama was released before the holidays last year but you can also use this set for a birthday card.

 

I wanted the balloon to be the focal point on this card.  I inked up a piece of white card stock with my Tattered Rose distress oxide ink and die cut it with the balloon shaker die.  I also die-cut different colors of card stock using the confetti die from this new set as my shaker element.   This balloon shaker die set is so much fun and a must-have!

 

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Here’s my second card.  Isn’t she a cutie patootie with that big balloon?  This card is so simple but I love how it turned out.

 

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Which one is your favorite?  I hope you got inspired today.  I also listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Have a wonderful day!

 

Would you like to win the “Uplifting Wishes” 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 15th, at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 16th.

 

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

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND March Release – Holding Happiness Stamp Set and dies with 2 new stencils

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I get super excited each month as we start our reveals of the new stamp set, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.  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!]  

 

Today, the design team is showcasing the Holding Happiness stamp set and coordinating dies with the Bubbly and Confetti stencils.   I know I probably say this every month but you are all going to love this month’s stamps, dies and stencils.

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For my first card,  I started by using my small sponge dauber and different inks to color my Bristol smooth white card stock and create a colorful background.  I also stamped my images with my memento tuxedo black ink on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

Using a scallop border die from my stash, I die-cut two pieces of yellow card stock.  Since this card is meant for a birthday, I wanted to create a very happy and colorful card using pinks, blues and yellows.

 
To finish my design, I stamped my sentiment using my Versamark ink onto a piece of black card stock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.  Here is the first card:

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Here’s a close-up:

 

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For my second card, I wanted the colorful balloons to pop and be the center of attention so I decided to go for a white on white background.  I die-cut 3 pieces of 100 lb. Neenah Classic Index card stock using my Hexagon dies.   I colored the images using my Copic markers.    Here is the second card:

 

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Here’s a close-up:

 

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Would you like to win the “Holding Happiness” 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 15th, at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 16th.

 

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

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

———-SUPPLIES———-