Newton’s Nook November Release Day 3 – Penguin Pile and Let It Snow

 

 

It is the third day of the November reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check the first two days of the reveal.  Which one is your favorite so far??  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 today’s release, the design team is showcasing the Penguin Pile stamp set and coordinating die.

 

 

 

For my project today, I am also showcasing the Forest Builder die set and the Santa Paws Newton stamp set and coordinating dies.

 

I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock. and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies, along with the trees using the Forest builder die set.

 

I used a border die from my stash to create the white scallop borders, and foam-mounted both panels on some patterned paper.  I adhered the trees with some liquid glue and also adhered the rest of the images to create my scene, finishing my design by stamping the sentiment in Lobster ink.

 

 

 

I really LOVE how this card turned out.  The pile of penguins are so cute and the colorful presents with the little mouse just added the perfect touch to create my wintery scene.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

Would you like to win the “Penguin Pile” 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 November 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 15th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs November Release Day 2 – Newton’s Toboggan & Mountains Stencil

 

 

It is the second day of the November reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  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 today’s release, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Toboggan stamp set and coordinating dies with the Mountains Stencil.

 

 

 

To begin, I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock.   I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers and die-cut the image using the coordinating dies.

 

I cut some Bristol smooth white card stock measuring 4 1/4 X 8 1/2.  I ink-blended my background with some distress oxide ink.  I also used the Mountains Stencil to create my snowy-mountains on the background.  I used Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel in White to create the snow and set this piece aside for about half an hour until it dried.  I adhered this piece on a 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 slimline card base.

 

I stamped the trees using the Winter Memories stamp set with some Noble Fir and Celery Stick inks.  I used the Hills and Grass stencil to create my snowbank and adhered my focal image on the foreground.

 

I used some white Copic Opaque paint to splatter it all over my card to create the snowy look for added texture, and stamped the snowflakes using some Mermaid ink.

 

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the winter Memories stamp set with some Lobster ink.

 

 

I know you can’t really tell on the photo but the Glitz Glitter Gel that I added really made the snow pop!  It’s so pretty in real life.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

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

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

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Newton’s Nook November Release Day 1 – Snowman Party

 

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and stencils 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 the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Snowman Party stamp set.  This stamp set will also go perfectly well with the Frames Squared Die.

 

 

To begin, I started by stamping my image on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with the Spectrum Noir Classique alcohol markers and cut the image using a square die from my stash.

 

I die-cut the red square scallop and black square frame using the Frames Squared Die and another square die from my stash.  I also die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to finish my card.   Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

I was going to do a square card but I really like how this one turned out.  I finished my design by adding Nuvo Crystal drops in Snow Blizzard and also used my white gel pen for some added texture and dimension.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

 

Would you like to win the “Snowman 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 November 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 15th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

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Cas-ual Fridays Release – Day 2 – Doing Great

We are super excited because today Day 2 of Cas-ual Fridays Stamps release.  You also have a chance to win a prize during each reveal day so please stop by the main Cas-ual Fridays Stamp blog post to find out more info.

 

For the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Doing Great stamp sets.  Check out the Cas-ual Fridays online store or click on the supplies list below to purchase the stamps we are revealing each day.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.

 

 

 

I have a very simple card today.  I started by ink-blending my background with some distress oxide inks on some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I used cracked pistachio, faded jeans and dusty concord.  I sprayed some water on the colored background and blotted it with some paper towel.

 

I die-cut two pieces of white card stock using a scallop border die from my stash and foam mounted these pieces onto the card.

 

 

 

I just love the bold sentiment and this stamp set will be perfect to give to anyone who is going through some rough times.  Here’s another look:

 

 

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please visit Cas-ual Fridays Blog for a chance to win some prizes.  Come back tomorrow for Day 3 of the reveals.  Thank you so much for joining me and happy stamping!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs October Release Day 2 – Festive Fawns

 

 

It is the second day of the October reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  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 today’s release, the design team is showcasing the Festive Fawns stamp set and coordinating dies.

 

 

To begin, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I also stamped the peppermints from the Newton’s Candy Cane stamp set.  I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers and die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I die-cut the trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set.  I inked up some Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks and used a die from my stash to create my scene.  I foam-mounted this piece on an A2 size card base.  I adhered the trees with some liquid adhesive and foam-mounted the deer and the peppermints.

 

 

Lastly, I added some Crystal Nuvo drops on the peppermints for some added texture and shine, and stamped the sentiment on my card.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

 

Would you like to win the “Festive Fawns” 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.

 

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

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

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Newton’s Nook October Release Day 1 – Christmas Trimmings & Holiday Lights

 

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and stencils 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 the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Christmas Trimmings and Holiday Lights stamp sets and coordinating dies, with the Ornaments and Light Strings stencils:

 

 

 

I started out with an A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and ink-blended this piece with some distress oxide inks.  I used the Petite Snow stencil to add more texture and dimension to my scene. I inked up another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used the Land Borders die to die-cut the the snowbank and used some tumbled glass distress oxide inks to give it more color.

 

I stamped and colored my images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Proof Ink in Rustic Brown.  I colored my images in Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I die-cut the images the coordinating dies.

 

I stamped the trees on my colored background using the Festive Forest and Winter Memories stamp sets.  I foam-mounted the snowbank, as well as the main image to the foreground.  I also adhered the Christmas ornaments with some liquid adhesive.

 

I stamped my sentiment on the card with some Lobster quick dry ink.  Here’s my card:

 

 

To finish my design, I added some glossy accents to the Christmas ornaments and the star.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

For my second project, I die-cut some Neenah solar white card stock using the scallop die from the Frames & Tags die set.  I used the Light Strings stencil to create the strings for my lights.  I stamped the lights from the Holiday Lights stamp set and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend alcohol markers.

 

I used my Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard to add more texture and dimension to the Christmas lights.  This really gave it a nice glittery shine.  I set it aside to dry for about 40 minutes.

 

I stamped the sentiment from the Ornamental Wishes stamp set using some Versafine onyx black ink and sprinkled this with some clear embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set the sentiment.

 

I adhered my foreground on some black card stock and added this piece to a school-house red card base.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I really LOVE the glitter and shine from the Nuvo Crystal drops that I added to the lights.  It made it look a little more realistic.  Here’s a a little close-up:

 

 

 

Which stamp set is your favorite today?  To be honest, I can’t even pick one.  Wait til you see the stamp sets that we will be revealing in the next few days.  You guys are going to LOVE them all!

 

Would you like to win the “Christmas Trimmings” 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.

 

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

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Stretch Your Stamp Sets & Create a Holiday Card with the Hedgehog Hollow

Hello, The Hedgehog Hollow fans!  I am back today with my second project as a guest-designer this month.  I wanted to show you guys that you can stretch your stamp sets for any occasion, even if they are not meant for the holidays.   I have always wanted to to try my pearl watercolors on black card stock so this is what I am doing today.  I really LOVE how this card turned out!

For my project today, I am showcasing the Feather Background and Peacock stamp set, that is part of the September HH box and some pearl watercolors.  Here’s how I made my card:

1. I prepped my black card stock by using my powder bag.  This will help get rid of static and make sure that the embossing powder wouldn’t be all over the card.

2. Using my MISTI, I put my black card stock inside and held it with the magnets.  I carefully positioned the stamps where I wanted them to be.  I closed the lid of my MISTI, then opened it back so I can use my Versamark ink to stamp the image.  I flipped the card stock and stamped the images on the other side.

 

3. I sprinkled clear embossing powder on the card.

 

4.  I used my Wagner heating tool to heat-set the embossing powder.

 

5.  I “carefully” colored the stamped images using my pearl watercolor in Bronze.  I made sure that I didn’t use a lot of water since this black card stock is not meant for water coloring.

 

6. Once it dries, apply a second coat to make the colors stand out.  Here’s what it looks like after the second coat dried.  Isn’t it beautiful?

 

7.  I used a micro-fiber cloth to get rid of the powder that was on the black card stock.

 

8.  I used my pearl watercolor again in “gold” to put some splatters of color on my background. I also die-cut the “Season’s Greetings” sentiment with some gold card stock and adhered it onto my card.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

To finish my design and add more texture, I used some bronze gems and adhered it onto the card.  Here’s a closer look:

I hope have given you some inspiration to stretch your stamps.  I’d love to see your projects using the September stamp sets; please tag me on instagram @rprmlr77.  Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping!

Newton’s Nook Designs Mini Release – Sunflower Days & Gingham Stencil

 

Today, Newton’s Nook Designs is having a September mini release.  We also have a GIVEAWAY so please read through ’til the end of the blog post to find out how you can WIN.  [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 today’s mini release, we are showcasing the Sunflower Days stamp set and coordinating die with the Gingham stencil.  These products are available for purchase immediately.  Here’s what they look like:

 

 

 

 

I started by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with Salty Ocean distress oxide ink.  I smooshed some Aged Mahogany onto an acrylic block and added some water, then used my watercolor brush to splatter some dots on my colored background.  I dabbed this piece using my paper towel to dry.

 

I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating die, twice.

 

I die-cut another piece of some 110 lb. Neenah solar white card stock using a watercolor stripe background die from my stash.  I die-cut the word “sunshine” using a die from my stash and slightly inked it up with distress oxide inks.

 

I foam-mounted the watercolor stripe background die-cut onto my colored background and adhered my sunflower images.  I also adhered the “sunshine” sentiment then stamped the sentiment “hello” on my card using Aged Mahogany distress oxide ink.

 

 

To finish my design, I adhered some iridescent sequins to add more texture and dimension.  I also used my white gel pen to add some dots on the center of each flower.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  Would you like to win this whole new Mini Release?  We are giving a prize pack that includes the “Sunflower Days” Stamp and Die Set and the “Gingham” Stencil 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 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, September 15th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, September 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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

Pumpkin Spice & You with Newton’s Nook Designs

Today, I’m sharing another fall/coffee-theme card with one of my favorite stamp sets released last month called Pumpkin Latte.  I don’t know about you, but I am just so ready for sweater weather!  It is still extremely HOT and humid over here and I am dreaming of some cooler weather, or even rain!   Who else is getting antsy and waiting for fall to come?

 

To begin, I stamped my images using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Proof Dye Ink in Rustic Brown on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies, to die-cut the images.

 

On another piece of Neenah solar white card stock, I die-cut a frame and used the negative piece to mask-off some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I used the new Hills & Grass Stencil to add my grassy hill with Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink.  I flipped the stencil so that I can create another grassy hill for added depth and dimension.  I also used the Clouds Stencil with Carved Pumpkin and Worn Lipstick distress oxide inks to create my fall sky.

 

 

Before I adhered my frame on my colored background, I used my Fog ink to stamp small images all over the card.  I wanted to add more details to the background but without overwhelming the whole design.  I foam-mounted the frame on the card and adhered the leaves along the side with some liquid adhesive.

 

Lastly, I foam-mounted the focal image on my card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Fall-ing For You stamp set using my Misti stamping tool for more precision.  Here’s my card:

 

 

The Fall-ing For You stamp set is one of my all-time favorite stamps by Newton’s Nook Designs.   This card is really simple but I love the bold sentiment and also love the colors I used on this card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

That is all for today.  I hope you like my card and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below in case you would like to purchase them.  Some affiliate links may have been used for some of the products linked, without an additional cost to you.  Thank you for stopping by my blog today and happy stamping!

 

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