Valentine’s Day Card with Puppy Playtime by Newton’s Nook

Aaah! L’amore!  I love crafting this time of the month.  My craft desk  is full of my favorite things like hearts and sprinkles and love-themed stamps!  I just LOVE creating Valentine-themed cards and my project today showcases the Puppy Playtime stamp set and coordinating dies.

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

At first, I wanted to ground my puppies by creating a landscape background using some stencils and dies.  However, I wanted to use some amazing patterned papers that I recently purchased when I was back home.  If you have been following me for while, you know that I don’t use a lot of patterned papers on my projects; it’s just not my style!  However, I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and try something new.   I chose some cute designs and cut them into strips and layered them onto my card base.  I also die-cut a nice scallop trim to adhere at the bottom of the card.

I adhered the puppy images on the card with some liquid adhesive.  The XOXO letters were die-cut using the Essential Alphabet die set and also adhered using liquid glue.  I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx black ink.

To finish my design, I use some Nuvo crystal drops in Bubblegum Pink.   Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my Valentine’s card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping!


Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 1 – Newton’s Birthday Trio and Paw-some Birthday


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 a stamp set for each reveal 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 following products:


For my first project, here’s how I made the card:


To finish my design, I put glossy accents on the birthday balloon and added a heart enamel on the cat with Nuvo liquid adhesive.  Here’s a closer look:


I really LOVE the Newton’s Birthday Trio die!  It cuts all the inside pieces between the cats and the speech bubbles.  Here’s another look:


For my second project, I used the Paw-some birthday stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Essential Alphabet die-set.


Here’s how I made this card:

  • stamp and color the image from the Paw-some Birthday stamp set with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • die-cut the image using the Paw-some Birthday die.
  • die-cut the “BIRTHDAY” letters using the Essential Alphabet die set.
  • cut some strips from patterned paper.
  • assemble the card.

Here’s a closer look:


I LOVE that Newton’s Nook Designs make their dies to cut the spaces between the images.  This one cuts out the spaces between the dog and the presents.  I also LOVE that the dies are pretty inexpensive.  I think this is another must-have!


Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birthday Trio” or the “Paw-some Birthday” 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich