NND January Release Day 4 – Newton’s Mug & Love Cafe

I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the reveals.  I hope you were able to check out the last three days where we revealed some great stamp sets, dies & stencils.  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 last day, we are showcasing the Newton’s Mug stamp set + coordinating dies, along with the Love Cafe stamp set + coordinating dies.  These are mini stamp sets and they are so CUTE!

My first card was inspired by our DT Manager, Samantha Mann.  I love her ink-blended background with pops of black and white so I thought I’d give it a shot today!  I started by ink-blending my background with distress oxide inks and used the same purple color to splatter some inks with my watercolor brush.  Next, I used the Mugs stencil and some texture paste to add some texture to the background.  I put this panel aside to let it dry for a few minutes.

While the background panel is drying, I stamped the image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers.  I also stamped the small “tea bag” image on some patterned paper to paper-piece the design.

Next, I die-cut the grass using the Land Border dies and cut a strip of black and white patterned paper, adhering them together with liquid glue before adding foam adhesive to it so I can foam-mount the pieces to the colored background.

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment on the image and foam-mounting this onto the card panel.

My next card is fairly simple.    I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

On another panel of Bristol smooth white card stock, I used the Sunscape stencil and Mustard Seed distress oxide ink to add the sun rays.  I adhered a panel of patterned paper and some brown strip onto the card panel to ground my images.

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Mug” or the “Love Cafe” 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, January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem



Caution: I’m a Little Prickly Before Coffee with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope you are all doing well.  I’m back today to share some Southwest-themed cards, showcasing the Cuppa Cactus stamp set and coordinating dies along with the new Circle Frame Die Set.  I also made a one-layer card today (for those of you who loves  simple cards), showcasing the Cultivated Cacti stamp set.



To begin, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.



I used the Circle Frame dies to die-cut some white card stock three times, and die-cut three colors of patterned paper.  I adhered the pieces together with some liquid adhesive.



For my background, I die-cut a neutral patterned paper and adhered this piece on an A2-size, side-fold card base.  I adhered two of the circle frames with some glue and foam-mounted the third piece for added dimension.  I added the colored images on the center of each circle frame.


I finished my design by using my white gel pen to add some dots on the cacti and stamped the sentiment with some Versafine ink in Onyx black.



My next project is very simple and can be easily mass-produced.   I want some cheerful cards to donate at the local nursing homes so I actually made 30 of these cards.


I stamped the images using some Quick-dry ink by Spectrum Noir.  I used my mini sponge dauber to add a deeper shade on each image.



I didn’t do any measurements for this card.  The images are very easy to line up and I love that I didn’t have to color them because of the solid stamping.  You can easily get more depth and dimension by adding a deeper shade of the color that you used.




The sentiment was stamped using a light brown-gray ink.  



I hope I gave you some inspiration today to create something beautiful.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thank you for stopping by and have an amazing day!  Happy stamping!