NND November Release Day 4 – Newton’s Snowman & Happy New Year

I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out the last three days of the release.  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 Day 4, we are showcasing with the Newton’s Snowman stamp set and coordinating dies with the (mini) Happy New Year Stamp Set.

To make my first card, I started by inking up this panel with some Evergreen Bough distress oxide ink.I used the Petite Snow stencil to add texture to the background.
I stamped the image with some Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut the image.  I also stamped the trees from the Festive Forest stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I die-cut the mountains and snow using a die set from my collection and some Neenah Desert Storm and White glitter card stock.  I adhered this onto my colored background with my ATG gun.
The snowbanks were die-cut using the Sky Border and Land Border dies.  I used my BG Copic markers to add a little bit of color and adhered them onto the card panel with my ATG gun and foam adhesive.
Next, I adhered the trees and my focal image with some liquid glue.
I finished my card design by using my white gel pen and draw some lines and dots to the Snowman’s scarf and also used some Stardust Stickles for added texture.  Here’s another look:
My next card is very simple.  I used the circle die from the Circle Frames die set to die-cut some masking paper.  I adhered this onto my A2-size card panel and started stamping the champagne glasses and other images from the Newton’s New Year stamp set.  I used some alcohol markers to color the images in.
I gently removed the mask and stamped the Happy New Year sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and used the same alcohol markers to color them in.
I finished my design by adhering this colored panel to an A2 size note card and added some Stardust Stickles to the bubbles for more texture.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Snowman” 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 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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NND November Release Day 3 – Snowman Roundabout

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out the last two days of the release.  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 Day 3, we are showcasing with the Snowman Roundabout stamp set that also coordinates with the previously released Circle Frames die set and Banner Trio dies.

I decided to make a Christmas tag today.  To begin, I used the scallop from the Circle Frames die set and die-cut with some Neenah solar white 110 lb. card stock.  I positioned this panel inside my Misti and stamped the image using the stamp set.

I used my alcohol markers to color the images in.  Lately, I have been using a lot of traditional Christmas colors on my cards so I decided to change my theme this month and use pastel colors.

The sentiment strip was die-cut using the Banner Trio Frame and embossed with some embossing powder.  I foam-mounted this onto the panel for added dimension.

To finish my tag, I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole and inserted some silk ribbon.  I also used the black & white twine with some gold jingle bell for some contrast and added some Startdust Stickles to finishthe tag.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Snowman Roundabout” 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 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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NND November Release Day 1 – Snowman Greetings

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and/or 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 commentbelow.  Thank you!]  

For the first day of the reveals we are starting with the Snowman Greetings stamp setand coordinating dies.

To make my card, I started by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with Distress Oxide inks in Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass.  Once the colors were well-blended, I smooshed some Aged Mahogany on an acrylic block and added water to it.  I used my watercolor brush to add some speckles of color to my panel for added texture.

I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die cut the image.

Next, I die-cut the trees and the snow using the Forest Builder die set and Sky Borders die.   I adhered the trees onto the panel with liquid glue.  The snow banks were adhered with either liquid glue or foam adhesive.  I added the focal image with liquid glue.

To finish my design, I stamped some snowflakes with a light blue quick dry dye ink and adhered some Snowflake sprinkles to adorn the card.  I also used my BG Copic markers to add more color to the snow banks.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Snowman Greetings” 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 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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NND October Release Day 3 – A Kitten Christmas & Christmas Puppies

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out the last two days of the reveal.  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 Day 3 of the reveals we are showcasing with the A Kitten Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies with the Christmas Puppies and coordinating dies.

To make my first project, I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers.

The background was made by stamping the Christmas trees from the Festive Forest stamp sets, then ink blended the background with distress oxide inks.  I die-cut another panel with some oval dies from my collection and added some vellum to diffuse the background, then adhered this piece on an A2 size card.

Next, I die-cut the snowbanks using the land border dies and added it to the background using my tape runner.  I

I finished my design by adding my focal images and stamping the sentiment with some lobster ink.  Here’s another look:

My next project is really simple.  I repeated the steps above and fussy-cut the image with my precision snips.

I used a circle die from my collection to die-cut a mask on an A2-size panel.  I ink-blended the background with some distress oxide inks.

I added the pine boughs from the Pines & Holly die set for added texture.

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment.  Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “A Kitten Christmas”  Stamp Set or the “Christmas Puppies”  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 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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NND October Release Day 2 – Dear Santa & Nutcrackers

It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  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 Day 2 of the reveals we are showcasing with the Dear Santa stamp set and coordinating dies with the Nutcrackers stamp set and coordinating dies.

To make my first project, I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  The north pole and the little mouse images are from the Santa Paws Newton stamp set.  I used the coordinating dies to die cut them all out.

On another A2-size panel of Neenah solar white, I stamped the little houses from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set using some Fog ink to create a subtle background for my focal point.  I used a blending brush and Tumbled glass distress oxide for added interest and texture.

Next, the snowbanks were die-cut using the Land Border die and adhered on the card using my ATG gun.   I adhered the rest of the images with foam adhesive or liquid glue.

I finished my design my adding the sentiment that I heat-embossed on some black card stock.  Here’s another look:

My next project is super fun!  I did most of the steps I mentioned above to die-cut and color the images.  The words “RA PUM PUM PUM” were die-cut on school bus red card stock to make it stand out.

I used the scallop die from the Frames & Flags die set to die-cut the mint blue patterned paper.  I adhered this on an A2-size card base.

The shaker portion of the card was made by using a die from my collection and some Mirror Clear Confetti Dot Mix.  I adhered this piece on the background with my ATG gun.

For added texture and interest, I added the Holly and Berries, die-cut using the Pines & Holly die set.

I finished my design by adding the sentiment with liquid glue.  Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Dear Santa”  Stamp Set or the “Nutcrackers”  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 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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NND October Release Day 1 – Destination Christmas & Christmas Camper

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 commentbelow.  Thank you!]  

 

For the first day of the reveals we are starting with the Destination Christmas and coordinating dies with the Christmas Campers and coordinating dies.  We also have two new stencils called the Tiny Trees & Reindeer stencils.

 

To make my first project, I started by die-cutting the snow globe tags using the Snow Globe Shaker die set with some white card stock and acetate sheets.  I added foam adhesive to create my shaker well, then added the stars confetti as my shaker element.  I also adhered the words “merry” on each tag.  

 

 

Next, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored my images in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.   I wanted to make the cards git in each shaker so I decided to use my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.  I adhered them onto the tags with my ATG gun.

 

 

I finished my design my adding some glossy accents to the cars to make them look like glass.  Here’s another look:

 

 

My next project is just super simple.  I colored the images with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy-cut them using my precision snips. 

 

 

The background is just one of my favorite patterned paper adhered on an A-2 size card base.  I thought the patterned paper would be perfect to use for my scene.  I stamped the flying sleigh with the reindeer from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.  I also added the small reindeer from the same set.  

 

 

I adhered the colored images with liquid glue.  I wanted to add more trees to the background, so I stamped the pine trees behind the images using the Winter Memories stamp set.  I know you can’t really tell that it wasn’t part of the patterned paper because I used the same color of ink.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Destination Christmas”  Stamp Set or the “Christmas Campers”  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 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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Newton’s Nook January Release Day 3 – Puppy Playtime

It is the third day of the January 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 the third day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Puppy Playtime stamp set + coordinating dies.

 

 

To begin, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and used my Spectrum Noir Classique markers to color the images in. I die-cut the images using the coordinating die.  The balloon image is from the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set.

 

I inked up my card panel with some Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick distress oxide inks.  I then used the Balloon stencil to add more depth and dimension to the background.  I used my distress sprayer and sprayed some water onto the card to get the oxidation effect and used paper towel to make it dry.  I die-cut this piece using the scallop die from the Frames & Flags die set.

 

I adhered this piece on some light blue card stock and added them to a white side fold card base.  I foam-mounted the images onto the card and added glossy accents to the balloon.

 

Lastly, I die-cut the “wishes” using a die from my stash and adhered this with liquid adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink.  Here’s my birthday card:

 

 

I don’t know about you, but a puppy with a balloon wearing a party hat is a good birthday party celebration in my book!!  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

Would you like to win the “Puppy Playtime” 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 January 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop 2019

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are having a great day!  I am super excited because it is our 7th 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.  Newton’s Nook will also be picking TWO lucky winners to receive a $25 store credit 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.]

 

Before I share my card today, Newton’s Nook is also having a “Deck the Halls with Inky Paws SALE! “
$5 off every $30 You Spend!
That means $5 of $30, $10 of $60…up to $25 off $150!*
No Coupon Needed
Valid now through Sunday, December 8th!
*Maximum $25 discount per order. 

 

 

For my Christmas card today, I am showcasing the Naughty or Mice stamp set and coordinating dies, the Forest Scene Builder Die set, the Holiday Stockings stamp set with Stylish Stockings die set, Land Borders die set and Santa Paws Newton stamp set and Santa Paws Newton die set.

To begin, I stamped my images using the Spectrum Noir Finesse alcohol-proof quick dry ink in Rustic Brown and colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir classique markers.  The Mice were colored in Muted Browns.  I use the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

I die-cut the elements that I needed to create my Christmas winter scene using the Forest Scene Builder dies for the trees (also used it for my Christmas tree), the land border dies for my snow hills, and the house using a die from my stash.

 

Here’s my card:

 

 

Here’s what it looks like when you open the door:

 

 

I adorned the Christmas tree with some red crystal jewels.

 

 

I also added some crystal lacquer to the stocking and the mouse’s beanie and stamped the sentiment with some Lobster red ink.

 

 

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!


We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop!  To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and 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 8th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 9th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tenia Nelson

Tina Smith

Chari Moss

Barbara Anders

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

3 Holiday Cards & Black Friday Sale You Don’t Want to Miss!!!!

Hello Cas-ual Fridays fans! HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY!  I hope you all had an amazing time celebrating Thanksgiving with your loved ones yesterday.

Today is the start of the wonderful season for shoppers, also known as Black Friday!  Yay!  We have some amazing deals for you that you wouldn’t want to miss!  See details at the end of this blog post.

I have three cards for you today.  For my first card, I am showcasing the Stay Strong 3×4 stamp set.

Holidays can be really stressful for a lot of us!  Sometimes, you just want to sit down, relax and enjoy a cup of java!  This Stay Strong 3×4 stamp set has all the perfect sentiments you’ll need to create a cute card and cheer someone up.

For my card below, I also showcased the Coffee Cup Fri-Dies.

For more details about my card including supplies used, please visit my Blog, Maria Russell Designs.

I really like how this card turned out.  I added some crystal lacquer and chocolate sprinkles on the whipped cream for more texture & dimension.  Here’s a closer look:

For my second project, I am showcasing the Snow Angel stamp set.  If you spend $55 today (after discounts and including shipping), you will receive this stamp set for free!

I also used the Flakey A2 Panel Fri-Die and created a shaker card.

Isn’t she a cutie?  Here’s a little close-up:

For my third card, I also used the Snow Fri-Dies and created this pop-up gift card holder.  If you pull the tab, it reveals the sentiment and the gift card.

Here’s a closer look:

Which one is your favorite?  I think mine is the shaker card!

Are you ready to find out about the HUGE discounts?  See graphic below:

On top of this sale, you can also use my coupon code (MariaSentMe) for an additional 15% off!  What are you waiting for?  Shop, shop, shop!  The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy stamping!

 

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