Newton’s Nook Designs October Release – Day 4

It is the last day of the October reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first three 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 last day of the October reveals, the design team is showcasing the Slothy Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies, the Happy How-lidays stamp set and coordinating dies with two new mini stamp sets called Mistle-Toad and Fleece Navidad with their coordinating dies.  Here’s what they look like:

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I stamped and colored all the images with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  Also die-cut the other elements I needed to create my scene.  Here’s my first card:

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The little stockings are from the Ornament Shaker Dies.  The Birch Trees and Pine Trees are from the Forest Scene Builder and the Snow Hills, using the Land Border die set.   Since this is a holiday card, glitter is the way to go!  I added some stardust stickles to the Santa hat.  Here’s a little close-up:

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Don’t you just love this little cutie?   He represents me around the holidays.  I get so tired from traveling, cooking and entertaining that all I want to do is take a long nap.

Here’s my second card with the Happy Howl-idays stamp set.

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I added some gold detail on the dog’s jingle-bell collar using my Sakura Gold gel pen.  Also added some red stickles to the berries.  Here’s a little close-up:

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Last but not the least, here’s my card with the Mistle-Toad stamp set.  This is so adorable.

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I used the Framework die set to add some embossing details to my card stock.   I also used the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and the Pines and Holly Die set, with the Festive Forest stamp set. Here’s a close-up:

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To finish my card design, I added sparkling clear jewels and stardust stickles.

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Would you like to win the “Slothy Christmas” or the “Happy Howl-idays”  Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs October Release – Day 2

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It is the second day of the September 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 our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Nutcracker Squeak stamp set and coordinating dies with Caroling Newton stamp set and coordinating dies.  Here’s what they look like:

 

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I stamped my images on some neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.  I also die-cut the trees and the snow hills using the Forest Scene Builder dies and the Land Border dies.  Here’s my first card:

 

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I absolutely LOVE the Forest Scene Builder dies.  Nt only did it come with the birch trees but I also came with little birds and Pine trees.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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Don’t you just love the little mice?  They are so adorable and super cute!

 

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For my second card, I also used the Music stencil and covered their beanies with stardust glitter.

 

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Would you like to win the “Nutcracker Squeak”  Stamp Set or the “Caroling Newton stamp set?  Each 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 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe and Peppermint Cards

Are you all done making your Christmas cards yet? I certainly am not. My travels kind of put me behind schedule so I am trying to catch up this week before I ventured off again to my next destination.

For my card below, I am showcasing the Pug Hugs, with the Holiday Smooches, Holiday Hounds and the Llama Delivery stamp sets by Newton’s Nook Designs. I love mixing and matching my stamp sets to create my scene.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. Since I didn’t want to leave a white border around the images, I decided to fuzzy-cut the Santa hat as well as the Pug. I also die-cut a birch tree from a die I have from my collection.

I used the Frames and Flags die set to create the frame for my card. I die-cut the frames on Bristol Smooth White card stock and on 110 lb. red card stock. I also used the land border dies to die-cut a snowy hill for my Pug.

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To create my sky background, I used my mini ink-blending tool with broken china distress oxide ink then sprayed water using my distress sprayer. I used a paper towel to dab it dry.

I adhered the birch tree, snowy hill and my Pug to the card front. I stamped the mistletoe directly onto my background and colored the image with my Copic marker. I used my white Nuvo crystal drops to create dimension on the berries and the Santa hat. I also adhered the presents next to the Pug.

To finish my design, I used my Sharpie white pen and added dots to my card to create the look of snow.

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Here’s my card:

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I also wanted to include two cards that I recently made using the new Peppermint die set. This die is a must-have for any paper crafter.

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I hope you like my projects today and got inspired. The supplies I used are listed and linked below if you are interested. Have a great day!

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Home For the Holidays by Wild Whisper With Xyron

Hello my crafty friends.  The Xyron DT is teaming up with Wild Whisper all week long.  I have 3 very simple cards to share with you today, showcasing the new stamp set by Wild Whisper called Home for the Holidays, as well as the coordinating patterned papers, with adhesives by Xyron.  Here are the products I got to play with.  Thank you Wild Whisper and Xyron, Inc. for the amazing goodies!

 

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For my first card, I started out by cutting an A2 size white card stock and also die-cut a small rectangle masking paper by Inkadinkado, to mask the middle of my card.  I stamped the images onto my card stock with different stamp inks.

 

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I removed the mask, and positioned my stamp onto the card front so that I can stamp the sentiment right in the middle.  This technique made the sentiment pop even with the busy background.  I adhered the card stock to my card base with my favorite Xyron Mega Runner.

 

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To finish my design, I added glossy accents to the bottle images, and added a few colorful dots.

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

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For my second card, I stamped the doily image using versa mark ink on my Sahara Sand card stock.  I wanted the background to be subtle.  I then stamped the sentiment and the antlers.  I colored the antlers with my Copic markers.  I finished my design by adding the bow, and the gold stars.

 

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For my third card, I drew a circle on the center of my white card stock, and stamped the stars around the circle to create my wreath.  I stamped the antlers and the sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink.  It is a very simple card but I love how it turned out.

 

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I hope you like my projects today.  Please visit www.wildwhisperdesigns.com to shop for for your paper crafting supplies.  Also visit the Xyron, Inc. Facebook page for more project inspiration.  Have an amazing day!

 

 

 

 

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

 

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Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are having a great day! I am super excited because today is our 5th Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop here at Newton’s Nook.  We have some very talented guests with us today so please hop along and check out their amazing projects. You also have a chance to win a $20 store credit at Newton’s Nook 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.]

 

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Special!  Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.
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For my projects, I chose a very simple (one-layer) fun-stamped background.  For the first card, I am showcasing Sentiments of the Season, Stylish Stockings, Special Delivery, Festive Flamingos, Santa Paws Newton and Newton’s Candy Cane stamp set. I wanted to show off these sets by combining them all to add a fun background and create a focal point in the middle of the card. I don’t normally make one-layer cards but I had so much fun creating these.

 

I used an oval mask using my masking paper by Inkadinkado and applied it onto the center of my card stock. I then stamped my images on Neenah solar white with my memento tuxedo black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.

 

To finish my design, I added some pink dots with my Worn Lipstick distress oxide and blending pen and also used my Copic multi-liner 0.5 black pen to add the black dots to fill up the space.  I also added some glossy accents to the peppermint candies and the Christmas ornament to make them pop.  Here’s the first card:

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Close-up of Card 1:

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For the second card, I am showcasing the Naughty or Mice, Cup of Cocoa and Newton’s Candy Cane stamp sets.  Here’s the card:

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Close-up of the second card:

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Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)!  Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.
I hope you like my cards and got inspired today!  Here’s the Blog hop list below. Have a wonderful day!

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NND November Release – Day 2 – Winter Woofs

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It is the second day of the November release by Newton’s Nook Designs and today, the design team is showcasing the Winter Woofs stamp set and coordinating dies.  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.]

Here’s what the Stamp set and dies look like:

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I stamped my images on smooth white yardstick and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  I also die-cut another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, using the Flags and Frames die.  I wanted to create a unique snowy background for my little dog.  I used my seedless preserve and piked raspberry distress oxide inks with my mini ink blending tool to create my snowy background.  I sprayed it with water using my distress sprayer, and dabbed it with my paper towel.  I also die-cut the rest of the elements that I need to create my scene.  To finish my design, I used Crystal stickles to add some glitter to the background.  I also used some iridescent floral sequins by Kat Scrappiness.  Here is my card:

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I hope you like my project.  Would you like to win the “Winter WoofsStamp Set?  Each of these stamp sets 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 Wednesday November 22nd at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 24th..

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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Simple Inlaid Christmas Cards

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope you are all having a great week so far. I’m back today with some simple inlaid Christmas Cards that you can easily mass-produce, showcasing the new Woodlands Reindeer Die, Double Stitched Rectangle Dies and a bunch of other supplies available at Kat Scrappiness.

I have a process video for you all today so I will keep this blog post short.  Here are the photos, and the video is also linked below.  I have also listed and linked the supplies I used.  Have a great week!

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Doxies Happy Holidays with Newton’s Nook

Hello my crafty peeps!  I hope you are having a great week so far.  I am back today for Newton’s Nook showcasing a cute older stamp set called Holiday Hounds, mixing it up with Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.  I love that you can mix and match these stamp sets to create some cute cards.

I started out by stamping the doxies and the trees with my memento tuxedo black ink on neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Copic markers and run it through my die-cutting machine with the coordinating dies.  I die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to create my scene using different dies from my collection.

I wanted to create a fun card today so I decided to make a shaker card.  I adhered my “sky” background to my card base first, then adhered the acetate sheets to my frame, and added foam adhesives.

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I die-cut a circle card stock and colored it with my Copic markers to create some shading for the moon, then stamped the flying Santa and reindeers from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.  I adhered the moon to the front panel.

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I added my favorite sequin mixes from Kat Scrappiness for my shaker elements, and adhered my frame to the card panel.  I finished my design by adding Nuvo white Crystal drops to the houses and trees, and glossy accents to the lightbulbs.

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Here is the card:

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I hope you got inspired today to create cute holiday shaker cards.  I have listed and linked the supplies I used in case you are interested.  Have an amazing day!

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Newton’s Nook Designs – Reveal Day 3 – Stylish Stockings and Reindeer Roll Call

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It is the third day of the October reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs.   Are you enjoying the release so far and able to check out the blog posts for the last two days?   Are you loving the stamps and dies so far, as well as the projects?  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 my first card below, I am showcasing the Stylish Stockings stamp set and dies.  I love this set so much.  You can create so many cute Christmas cards and gift tags using this set.  Here’s what it looks like:

I stamped my images with different stamp inks on Neenah smooth white card stock and die-cut them with the coordinating dies.  I die-cut the window frame and cut my plaid patterned paper to assemble my card.  To finish the design, I added the sentiment using the Sentiments of the Season stamp set (revealed on the first day) and added the holly and red berries.  Here’s the card:

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Here’s another simple card with the Stylish Stockings and Sentiments of the Season:

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For my third card, I am showcasing the Reindeer Roll Call Stamp set, and the Acetate Sheets and the Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Sheets by Newton’s Nook.  These double-sided adhesive fun foam is a must-have.  They are super sticky and very sturdy!  You are absolutely going to love this for your shaker cards.

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I started out by coloring my card stock with my distress oxide inks (picked raspberry, wilted violet and broken china) with my blending tools.  I sprayed water on the colored card stock with my distress sprayer and dabbed it with a dry paper towel.  I die-cut this piece using a tag die from my collection.   I added the acetate sheet and double-sided adhesive foam to my card front.  I finished the design by adding a red ribbon, the jingle bells and the reindeers from the stamp set.  This card is so simple but so much fun.  Here’s the card:

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Are you inspired yet and excited for this October release?  Aren’t these stamps and dies so awesome?  Would you like to win the “Stylish Stockings” or the “Reindeer Roll Call” Stamp Set? Each of these stamp sets 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 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 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 are here)
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

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