Life is Better in Flip Flops

Hello everyone!  First of, let me apologize because this is my second post for the day.  I belong to a couple of design teams and I am doing a double-whammy kind of day!  Having said this, I am really looking forward to a short break.  I am currently back home in the Sunshine State, enjoying wearing tank tops, shorts and flip flops!

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Flip Flop Life stamp set and Flip Flop Life coordinating dies.

 

I started out by die-cutting my frame and the other card stock that I needed for my project.  I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  Since this is a summer-themed project, I wanted to create a card with cheerful colors.    I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I adhered my stitched circle patterned frame onto my card base and also adhered the little flip flops.  To finish my design, I die-cut a piece of black card stock using a banner frame.  I stamped the sentiment using Versafine ink and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.  I was going to add some glossy accents to the straps to make it shiny, but I didn’t have enough time to wait to let it dry before I take my photos.  I made this project a few hours before I left for the airport.  Anyways, here is my card:

 

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Oh, I also added a small white bow just to make it cuter! Haha! Here’s another look:

 

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Is anyone else enjoying the flip flops, shorts and a lot of sunshine?  I hope so!  I’m thinking about you all as I sip my Pina Colada’s by Cocoa Beach!

 

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I hope you like my project today.  Please visit Newton’s Nook Designs to check out the July release.   I left the coupon code below if you’d like to avail of the promo going on until July 27, 2018.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

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Newtons Nook Designs 5 Year Anniversary Blog Hop

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It’s Newton’s Nook Designs 5-year anniversary and we are celebrating with a HUGE bog hop.  Five (5) winners will be selected to win a $25 Store Credit so please read through til the end 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!]  

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For my one-layer card, I am showcasing the Purr-maid Newton stamp set.  There’s nothing cuter than these cat merman and mermaid so I wanted to use them again.  I also combined my project with the Tranquil Tides stamp set.

 

I started out by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks and my mini ink blending tools.  For the sand, I used a combination of Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  For the sea, I used Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac.  I sprayed water on my colored background and dabbed it with a paper towel.

 

I stamped the coral images with Faded Jeans distress oxide.  I love this effect because it made it look more realistic!

 

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I have coordinating dies for these images but I chose to fuzzy-cut them this time.

 

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I adhered my images onto the foreground and stamped little bubbles here and there.  I also stamped other images to complete my scene and finished my design by adding glossy accents to the bubbles, and stamped my sentiment.   Here’s my card:

 

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I love this sentiment so much and those mermaid/merman images are so cute!  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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Oh, I also added some stardust stickles to the mermaid seashell bra to give it a whimsical look.

 

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I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  Celebrate with us and enter to win!


To celebrate 5 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 5 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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, July 22 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 23 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

Special Guests:

Jess Gerstner

Stephanie Muzzulin

Kimberly Rendino

Jenn Shurkus

Newton’s Nook Design Team:

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Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Enjoy the Ride with Paper House Productions

Hello Paper House Productions fans!  I cannot believe that time flew by so fast and I am sad to say that this is my last blog post for Paper House Productions.  I have been so FORTUNATE to be able to work with the AMAZING products by PHP, the talented design team and of course, everyone at Paper House Productions.  It has been a great journey to be a part of this design team which is why I chose “Enjoy the Ride” theme for my project today.

 

For our final project, we were asked to pick out our FAVORITE product from the Paper House Productions.  Mind you, this wasn’t an easy task!   I LOVE the paper pads, the stickers, washi tape, traveler’s notebook, etc.   However if there’s one thing that I’ve been loving (and buying) the most even before I got on this design team, it’s always been the stickers!   Sometimes when I want to create a beautiful card without stamping or doing a lot of fancy stuff, I always make cards with stickers.  I also love adding stickers to my scrapbook layouts and planners.

 

To start, I stamped an A2 size card stock with my background stamp with a mint green ink and die-cut the same with my Stitched Wonky Die.  I also die-cut another piece of white card stock to create the frame.

 

I have been dying to use this Stickypix “It Takes Two Cardstock Multi-Pack” stickers because I absolutely love everything in this pack.  It has all of my favorite color combination – Mint Green, Light Blue, Red, Pink and Gold.  I picked the bicycle, stars and flowers on this pack.

 

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This card took about less than 10 minutes to make and can be easily mass-produced.   Here’s my card:

 

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I just love the gold-foil details on the bicycle and the flowers.

 

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I also simply adore the little stars in the sticker pack.  I added a couple of them on my card.

 

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It has been a great pleasure working with The Paper House Productions and the talented Design Team for Winter/Spring Term.  Thank you everyone for this amazing journey.  It really has been a great ride!

 

XOXO,

Maria

 

SUPPLIES:  Sticker Pix It Takes Two Cardstock Multi-Pack Stickers

Big Wishes Because You’re Worth It!

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I don’t know about you but I seem to be always running out of birthday cards!  If you haven’t seen all of the new stamps and dies from last week’s March release, I think you should head on over to the Newton’s Nook online store to check out all of the amazing birthday-themed stamps, coordinating dies and stencils.

For my project today, I am showcasing the Newton’s Birthday Balloons stamp set and coordinating dies the Holding Happiness stamp set,  the Sky Borders die,  the Pines and Holly die set and the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set.

I started out by stamping my image on Neenah solar white and colored it with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the image with the coordinating die.

I used my handmade Sky Borders stencil and my distress oxide inks to color a piece of Bristol smooth card stock to create my pastel clouds background.  This is a really simple card but I love how it turned out.

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I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx ink and added the white bow from the Pines and Holly die set.   I also added the hearts from the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set.

Here’s my card:

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A little closeup:

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Don’t you just love this stamp set?  I love that I can mix and match my stamps to create my scene for my cards.  I hope you like it and got inspired today.  I have listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Have a great week!

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NND February Release – Company of Cats

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It is the 3rd day of the February release by Newton’s Nook Designs and the design team is showcasing the Company of Cats stamp set.  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 look like:

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I die-cut a piece of Neenah Solar white card stock using the Scallop Rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set.  I stamped my images on this die-cut using memento tuxedo black ink and colored my images in with my Copic markers.  I also colored the scallop edge using my RV 11 Copic marker.

To finish my design, I used one of the banners from the Frames and Flags die-set again to stamp my sentiment.  Here’s my card:

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Would you like to win the “Company of Cats” 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 February 15th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 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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Newton’s Nook Designs Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

This is my second blog post for today.  I am up on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with this Christmas card, showcasing the Festive Flamingos stamp set, Land Border Dies and the Pines and Holly Die Set.   I wanted to give you a little preview of what’s to come this month on Newton’s Nook.  You will absolutely love the new stamp sets coming out next week.  Please stay tuned.

 

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored the images in with my Comic markers.  I fuzzy-cut the images with my precision cut scissors. I also die-cut the other elements that I needed for the card.    This is a fairly simple card but I love how it turned out.  Here it is:

 

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I hope you like the card.  Have a wonderful day!