Newton’s Nook Designs October Release – Day 3

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It is the third day of the October reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first two 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 third day, the design team is showcasing the Holiday Stockings stamp set (NOTE: you can cut these images using the Stylish Stockings Die Set), and the Ornamental Wishes with the Ornament Shaker Die.  Here’s what they look like:

 

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For my first project, I stamped the images on some smooth white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the Stylish Stockings die set.   I die-cut another piece of white card stock using a square die from my stash to create the windows for my card.  I embellished the stocking with Stardust Stickles and set them aside to dry.

 

I die-cut the Merry and Bright sentiment using the Holiday Greetings Die set, featured on the first day of the reveals.  Here’s my card:

 

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I absolutely ADORE the images on the stockings!  I can’t even pick a favorite because they are all so cute!  This stamp set is a must-have for your holiday cards.  Here’s another look:

 

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For my second project I used the Ornament Shaker Die with some silver glittered card stock.  I used the double-sided adhesive foam to create my shaker well and used some sequins from my stash.  I die-cut the top piece of the ornament with gold glittered card stock and used a bow punch from my stash.  I also die-cut some pine boughs with white card stock to decorate my ornament.

 

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To finish my card design, I die-cut the “Happy Holidays” sentiment using the Holiday Greetings die set and adhered these pieces on my card.

 

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This Ornament shaker die is another must-have for sure!   Wouldn’t you just love receiving a holiday card with this shaker ornament?

 

Which one is your favorite from today’s reveals?  I would love to know.

 

Would you like to win the “Holiday Stockings” or the “Ornamental Wishes” 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

 

Forever Friends with Kindred Stamps

Maria here on the blog today with this cute fall card featuring the Forest Friends stamp set.  I absolutely adore the images on this set.  They are perfectly sized for an A2 size card.

To start, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I fuzzy-cut the images with my precision scissors.

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I cut another A2 size piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock and inked it up with my distress oxide inks using my mini ink blending tools.  I used Tumbled Glass and Tattered Rose.  I smooshed my Vintage photo distress oxide ink onto an acrylic block, sprayed it with water and used my watercolor brush to spritz the color on my background.

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I die-cut the white frame, trees and the label die to start assembling my card.  I adhered the frame first with some foam adhesive.  I added the rest of the elements to decorate the card.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment onto my card.

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This Forest Friends stamp set is so versatile.  I think you can also use these images to create a cute Christmas card.  Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my card today.  Please visit Kindred Stamps to purchase the Forest Friends stamp set that I used today.  If you are also into pop-culture stamps, Kindred has a ton of them available at the shop.  Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!

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Newton’s Nook Designs September Release – Day 4

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It is the last day of the September 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 reveal the design team is showcasing one 4 x 6 stamp set and TWO mini stamps and dies – the Thankful Thoughts stamp set, Tea-Rex stamp set and coordinating die and the Slothy Coffee stamp set and coordinating die.  The “slothy” cracks me up!  What a perfect name for this stamp set!

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This is going to be a long blog post since we are featuring three stamp sets today so please be patient 🙂

I cut an A2 size piece of Bristol Smooth white card stock and inked up my background using some sponge daubers and the new Pumpkin Patch stencil.  I used Wild Honey and Mowed Lawn distress oxide inks.

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This stencil is so cute and a definite must-have for fall projects!  This stencil will also be perfect to use on a scrapbook layout!

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I used an oval die to die-cut the window on my card base.  I also used the same oval dies to die-cut an oval frame for my card.  I covered my inked up background with some vellum and adhered the frame with some foam adhesive.   I die-cut the leaves and acorn using the Autumn leaves die set to adorn my card.

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To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using the Thankful Thoughts stamp set with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.  Here’s a little close-up:

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I love the details on the Autumn Leaves.  I colored the leaves with distress oxide inks and the acorn with my Copic markers.

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For my other projects I colored the images once again with my Copics.  For the tags, I used the Fancy Edges Tag die set.

I stamped the background with Fog ink.  The coffee cup is from Newton Loves Coffee stamp set and Spooky Street stamp set.

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This tag will go with a gift set that I am sending to a friend of mine who loves drinking tea.  I think it is so adorable!

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Here’s my Slothy coffee card:

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Here’s a cute tag with the Slothy Coffee again.

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Whew!  I am now going to make myself a cup of coffee!  That’s it for today!  I hope you like my projects.  Would you like to win the “Thankful Thoughts”  Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner to WIN this 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 September 13th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 14th.

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 September Release – Day 3

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It is the third day of the September reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first two 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 third day, the design team is showcasing the Harvest Tails stamp set and Harvest Tails Coordinating dies.  This stamp set is one of my TOP 5 favorite stamp sets of all time! Just look at all the adorable images on this set?  My favorite is the deer and the squirrel!  Ahhh! Can it get any cuter?  I don’t know how Jennifer keeps coming up with AMAZING designs!  It’s like Christmas for the design team, every month!

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I know this sounds redundant but I stamped the images again using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored them in with Copic markers.  I die cut the images using the coordinating dies.

I inked up my background using Tumbled Glass and Tattered Rose distress oxide inks!  I wanted to create a soft-colored background to make my images pop!  I splattered some Vintage photo onto my colored background and blotted it dry with my paper towel.   I die-cut the rest of the elements to create my scene.

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To create a little bit of contrast to the white pumpkins and soft colored background, I added an orange pumpkin and also adorned the birch trees with orange leaves from the Autumn Newton stamp set.   I finished my design by stamping the sentiment using Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.  Here’s a little close-up:

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Don’t you just love that adorable squirrel holding a pile of acorns?  The deer image is sooo cute with the white pumpkins!   This stamp set is so versatile, you can also use it for Christmas by masking the pumpkins and replace it with some presents.  The possibilities are endless with this stamp set.  Here’s another look:

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For my second project, I wanted to create a tag that will go with a gift that I am sending to a friend of mine.  I used the Fancy Edges Tag die set  and the bow is from the Pines & Holly die set.

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I colored the tag with some spiced marmalade distress oxide inks and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.

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I hope you like my card today.  Would you like to win the “Harvest Tails”  Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner to WIN this 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 September 13th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 14th.

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 September 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 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 Newton’s Pumpkin Patch stamp set.  Is there anything cuter than a stack of pumpkins with cats?  I love this one as well!

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I stamped the image on some Neenah solar white card stock and Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I chose to color the pumpkins with some warm gray markers because I LOVE white pumpkins!  I buy white pumpkins to decorate my house during the fall season.  I only really use orange pumpkins for Halloween.

I created the scallop frame around the images with the Frames and Flag die set and cut the middle piece with my stitched rectangle die.  I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock and heat-set it with white embossing powder.

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I love the simplicity of this card.  I also added the leaves from the Autumn Newton stamp set.  Here’s a little close-up:

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I used my white gel pen to add some details to the pumpkins.   Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my card today.  Would you like to win the “Newton’s Pumpkin Patch”  Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner to WIN this 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 September 13th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 14th.

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 September Release – Day 1

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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 our first day of the reveals, we are showcasing TWO new stamp sets and TWO AMAZING stencils – the Newton’s Thanksgiving stamp set and coordinating dies, Newton’s Cornucopia stamp set and coordinating dies with the Pumpkin Patch and Tree Rings stencil.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the September release.  Fall is my favorite season and the stamp sets and stencils are must-haves for sure!  Here’s what they look like:

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To start, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock with my memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I chose a brown hybrid ink because it is the fall season and I wanted the images to stay on the warmer side.  I die-cut the images with its coordinating dies.

I cut some Bristol smooth white card stock and inked up my background with some Antique Linen and Tattered Rose distress oxide inks.  I splattered it with Vintage photo distress oxide ink and blotted it dry with my paper towel.

I used the Land Borders die to create the hills and inked it up with Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink.  I die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to create my fall scene.  I used the leaves from the Autumn Newton stamp set  from last year to adorn the trees.

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This image is so adorable!  This is definitely how I feel every Thanksgiving!  Stuffed to the gills!

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For my second card, I stamped the images with Memento Rich Cocoa ink from the Newton’s Cornucopia stamp set and colored it in with Copics as well.  I inked up another Bristol smooth white card stock with Tattered Rose distress oxide and used Vintage photo to splatter brown dots onto the background.  I blotted it dry with some paper towel.

I used the new Tree rings stencil and used Vintage Photo distress oxide to color my background.  Let me tell you, this new Tree Rings stencil is so beautiful, it’s a must-have for sure!  I stamped my sentiment on black card stock and heat-embossed it with some white embossing powder.  Here’s my second card:

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I adorned the card with more leaves from the Autumn Newton stamp set.  To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to add some dot details to the cornucopia, pumpkins and the apples.  Here’s a little close-up:

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I hope you like my cards today and got inspired.  Would you like to win the “Newton’s Thanksgiving” or the “Newton’s Cornucopia” 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 September 13th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 14th.

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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I Put A Spell On You with Kindred Stamps

Hello Kindred Stamps fans!  I hope you are all having a great week so far.  Maria here with you and I am super excited to write my first blog post as a design team member of Kindred stamps.  I am so happy and honored to be working with these talented ladies and I hope you will also be inspired by my designs.   You will also find more of my work on my blog –> Maria Russell Designs.

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Witch Sisters stamp set.  I love HALLOWEEN and if I can celebrate it all-year round, I definitely would.

 

I started by stamping my images on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored my images in with my Copic markers and used by precision scissors to fuzzy cut the images.

 

I used an apartment die from my stash to die-cut the pieces I needed to create the “cottage” for my cute little witches.  I adhered the pieces onto a black card base and added the witches.

 

To finish my design, I fuzzy-cut a black cat image from the All Hallow’s Eve 6×6 paper pad collection by American Crafts.  I colored the cat’s eyes with my Green Copic marker.  I also stamped my sentiment on a scallop oval and added this piece on the awning.  Here’s my card:

 

I really love how this card turned out.  To add a little whimsical touch, I added some Stardust Stickles on the candle flame  Here’s another look:

 

 

I also added a small ghost on the sentiment:

 

 

I hope you got inspired today!  Please visit Kindred Stamps to purchase the Witch Sisters stamp set that I used today.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

 

Thankful For You – Kat Scrappiness – Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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I am so excited to share with you today’s post!  It is that time of the year again.  Falling leaves, sweater weather (at least for some of you), pumpkin spice, and the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and the rest of her team responsible for facilitating this great hop!  I don’t know how you guys do it but you all rock!

Today I made a card showcasing products from the #KatScrappiness shop (www.katscrappiness.com).    THERE IS A SPECIAL COUPON CODE at the shop from September 15th to September 22nd only, so hurry and shop for all the crafty products you’ve always wanted (use coupon code: “COFFEEHOP” for 15% off your order).  THERE IS ALSO A GIVEAWAY!  Kat is a super sponsor and is giving away a $25 gift card from her shop.  Please check all of the details for the giveaway on the www.coffeelovingcardmakers.com.

Here’s my card today and I also have a process video for you if you’d like to see how I made the card.  I didn’t have the dies for this stamp set so I will also show you how I cut the image, using my Brother Scan N Cut 2.  I love this machine and even though it is quite the investment, it will save you money because you don’t really have to buy coordinating dies anymore. [The part where I was showing you how I used the ScanNCut on the video was a bit shaky so I apologize for that.  It was hard to film and do the cutting at the same time. I will be better next time] .

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And here’s my process video.  I hope you like my card.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

I listed all of the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available, I used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support.

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Newton’s Nook Designs – Falling For You

Fall is in the air! Don’t you just love the short days, comfort food, colorful leaves, sweater weather and pumpkin spice? I got so inspired today by a stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs called “Fall-ing For you” that I decided to create a fall card.  This card is also my entry for the new Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Autumn.

I started out by stamping my image on Neenah Solar White card stock with my stamping tool, and colored my images using my Copic markers.

I went ahead to die-cut my card panel and mat using my new favorite die by KatScrappiness – the “Double Stitched Rectangle Nesting Dies”. These nesting dies are so versatile that I am finding myself using them in all of my paper crafting projects.  I also distressed my smaller rectangle piece using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink by Tim Holtz, and used my watercolor brush to sprinkle water on my card stock to give it a distressed look.

I wanted to have some fall leaves for my card and so I decided to use my Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die, die-cutting a bunch of fall leaves in different colors, including some vellum.

Here is my card design for today. Don’t you just love fall? I love the simplicity of this card and I hope I have inspired you today to create something beautiful, or just go outside, take a leisure-walk, and enjoy the fall weather! Have an amazing day!

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