Pinterest-Inspired Cards Using Washi Tapes by Paper House Productions

I have been looking for some inspiration on Pinterest and decided to make some super easy and quick cards with some beautiful Washi tapes from the Paper House Productions!  Have you all checked them out yet at the shop? Holy, moly those Washis are so beautiful!   I feel like they need to be showcased more than just adding it to decorate your planners and notebooks.

I am so fortunate to be a design team member of Paper House Productions because not only to they make beautiful paper pads and stickers, these Washi Tapes are to die for!  Look at how beautiful those prints really are, and with foiling!  Love, love, love them all!  Here’s what I got to play with:

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For my first card, I started out by cutting my smooth white card stock to 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  I layered the StickyPix Stargazer Washi Tape with the Wine Washi Tape set and die cut the card stock with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle Frames Die.   I also used my Bow punch to punch out the pieces to create my bow with a gold-foiled card stock to match the washi.

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I adhered my front panel onto the card base with my Xyron Tape Runner first, then adhered the gold bow on the foreground using a bit of hot glue.  I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment onto the card.

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Here’s my first card:

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The stargazer washi tape set is one of my favorites.  I just love the gold foil details and the color is just simply beautiful!  Here’s a little close-up of the card:

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I wanted to create a birthday card for my second project with the same design.  This time, I used the Wine Washi Tape Set which is going to go perfectly with the sentiment.  A friend of mine is turning 60 and she’s a bit bummed about it.  This card will hopefully cheer her up!

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Isn’t this hilarious?  I just LOVE this Wine Washi Tape Set and I think adhering it on a white card stock made the images pop!

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I hope you all got inspired today to create some super simple and quick cards using some beautiful Washi Tapes.  The supplies I used are listed and linked.  Have a wonderful day!

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Mother’s Day Card with Matching Envelope

Hello my crafty peeps! I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday and getting some much-needed quality time with the family before the start of the work week again, which is the much-dreaded Monday, haha!

Since Mother’s Day is fast approaching, I figured I’d better get started on my Mother’s Day card.  For today’s project, I am showcasing the Lola the Giraffe 3×4 stamp set, Giraffe Envelope Art stamp set, Uppercase Condensed Alphabet Dies,  Cross-stitched Rectangle dies, and a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

I have a process video for you today if you would like to see how I created the card and the matching envelope.  Please click on the link below:

 

Here are some photos of the finished project:

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Close-up:

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Here’s the matching envelope:

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I hope you like the projects.  The supplies are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

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2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

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Today the Newton’s Nook Designs Team is proud to be hopping along for the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog hop!

We are joining Veronica Zalis and tons of other amazing stampers to help raise autism awareness!  We hope you will help us spread the word and follow along with us.  There are going to be TONS of fun prizes too – including a $25 store credit from Newton’s Nook Designs!  To learn more about this hop and see a complete list of sponsors and prizes, please visit this blog post by Veronica Zalis here.

For my project below, I am showcasing the Once Upon a Princess stamp set with the Uplifting Wishes stamp set.   I also used the blue foil by Therm-O-Web.

I started out by searching Autism awareness images on google.  I found the one that looked like a puzzle piece in black.  I saved the image in my computer and printed it out on Neenah 80 lb. card stock using my laser printer.   Since blue is the color for Autism Awareness, I wanted to foil this piece and make it look like a balloon.  I run it through my laminating machine with the foil.

 

I stamped my Princess and the little frog prince with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

I cut a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used my handmade stencil using the Sky border dies to create my sky.  Since I am already using too much blue in this card, I wanted the sky to look different and sort of ethereal.  I used my Antique Linen and Tattered Rose distress Oxides for the sky.  I die-cut a piece of mint green card stock for the grass using the sky border dies as well.  I drew the balloon and confetti strings with my Micron Pens.  I finished the design by adding a heart enamel sticker on the puzzle and stamped my sentiment.

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Here’s a little close-up:

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I just love the simplicity of this card!  I hope you got inspired today.  I have also listed and linked the supplies I used below.

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop?

Here’s how to win: To win this bonus prize, comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the posts linked below.  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 April 8th at 11:55 pm EST to comment  —  winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday April 10th. 

 

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I Put My Faith To You O’Lord

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you all had an amazing weekend!  I’m back today with a very special card. It is the start of the Holy Week and this is the perfect time to reflect.   Don’t get me wrong; this isn’t the only time to show our faith. I think everyday we open our eyes, we should start thanking the Lord for all the blessings that we have in our lives. I’ve always been religious in my own way. However, I am not going to go into all the details of what I do to show my faith.

Today’s card features a stamp set that is very new to me. I was searching for a stained glass stamp set because I have this design that I’ve had in my head for a card. I found the perfect stamp set through YouTube. This stamp set is called Layered Stained Glass by Maymay Made It.

I started out by stamping the image on Neenah solar white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I stamped the layers using Ballet Slippers, Minty Fresh and Fresh Lavender inks by Lawn Fawn with my Tim Holtz stamp platform.

I used a die from my stash to create the mantelpiece and also used a leaf punch to cut the greenery. To finish my design, I used my “Faith” die from Simon Says Stamp and also stamped the sentiment “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself”. Here’s the card:

 

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I absolutely love this scripture!   Here’s a little close-up below!  Can you see the details on the mantelpiece?  I embossed it with my embossing folder to make it look like concrete.  I have visited a LOT of churches in Europe and it is spot on!

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I wanted to add glossy accents to make it look like real glass so I’ll probably add it later on.  For now, here’s the card:

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I hope you got inspired today.  I have listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Have a great holy week!

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Bitty Bunnies Spring Card

Ahh! Spring is almost here and I am ready for all things “pastel”, haha!  I am back today to share with you a Spring card, showcasing the Bitty Bunnies stamp set and coordinating dies, with some squeezed lemonade, shaded lilac and tattered rose distress oxide inks.

I have a process video for you today so I will keep this blog post short.  I hope you got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have a wonderful day!

Here’s my card:

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Here’s a close-up:

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The process video:

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Kat Scrappiness Large Alpha Dies with Lawn Fawn

Hello my crafty friends.  I am back today to share with you a simple Valentine’s Day card, showcasing the new Large Alphabet dies and Christmas Red Sequins by Kat Scrappiness,   Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends stamp set and Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends coordinating dies, plus other supplies available at the shop.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah Solar white card stock and I colored the images in with my Copic markers.   I cut another 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Bristol Smooth white card stock and used my Tumbling Hearts stencil to create my background, with my Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink and the ink blending tool.

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I wanted to create a Valentine’s Day shaker card and also use the new Large Alphabet Dies.  I chose the letters, X and O and used my die-cutting machine to cut my background.  I covered it with my acetate and used my foam tape to create my shaker window.  I have been meaning to use the Christmas Red sequins and thought that this was the perfect color to use as my shaker element.

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To finish my design, I added my little Froyo images and stamped my sentiment.  I also added the little strawberries to the Froyo and covered it with glossy accents.  Here is the card:

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Isn’t this adorable?  I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  Please visit www.katscrappiness.com for inexpensive dies and craft supplies.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!

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NND November Release – Day 3 – Llama Delivery and Newton’s Candy Cane

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It is the last day of the November release by Newton’s Nook Designs and today, the design team is showcasing the Llama Delivery stamp set and coordinating dies with the Newton’s Candy Cane stamp set and coordinating dies.  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.]

The November release will be available for purchase on Friday, November 24th.  You should also take advantage of the Black Friday sale.

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Here’s what the stamp and dies look like:

I stamped all of my images from both sets on Neenah Solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  For my Llama cards, I kept it pretty simple. I also distressed my background with Worn Lipstick and Cracked Pistachio distress oxide inks.  Here are the cards:

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For the Newton’s Candy Cane set, I wanted to create a fun shaker card and used the double-sided adhesive from Newton’s Nook and the new acetate sheets.  I also used sequins by Kat Scrappiness.  Here’s my shaker card:

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I hope you got inspired this week and love the projects we all shared.  Would you like to win the “Llama Delivery” or the “Newton’s Candy CaneStamp Set?  Each of these stamp sets 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 Wednesday November 22nd at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 24th..

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 (you are here)
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

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Naughty Elves Card & Tag with Kat Scrappiness Naughty Stamp Set

Hello my crafty friends. It’s Maria here with you today with a Christmas Card and Gift Tag project, showcasing the new Kat Scrappiness Naughty Stamp Set, Cross Stitched Square and Cross-Stitched Rectangle Dies and the Stitched Scalloped Nesting Dies.

Since I have a process video for you today, I will keep this blog post short.  Have an amazing day!

Here is the card:

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Here’s the tag:

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Process video:

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Newton’s Nook Designs – Reveal Day 1 – All Aboard for Christmas and Sentiments of the Season

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Hello October!   I am so, so excited because it is the first day of the October reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs.   YOU ARE ALL GOING TO LOVE THE OCTOBER RELEASE!  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.]

For my first card, I am showcasing the All Aboard for Christmas stamp set and dies.

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I started out by stamping by images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I cut an A2-sized solar white card stock and colored it using my stamping tool with my broken china distress oxide ink.  I used my Distress Sprayer to spray some water on my card front, and dabbed it with a dry paper towel.

I die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to create my scene.  I finished the design by adding White Nuvo Crystal Drops and Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops.  Here’s my first card:

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For the second card, I am showcasing the Sentiments of the Season stamp set with the Snowfall stencil.

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I die-cut an A2 size Bristol Smooth White card stock and inked up my background with the Snowfall stencil, ink blending tool and my Broken China distress ink.  I die-cut the middle using a die from my stash.  I also die-cut the pinecones and the pine needles with the Pines and Holly doe set.  I finished the design by adding some 4 mm crystal clear sequins to the snowflake images.  Here’s the second card:

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I hope you like my projects today and got inspired.  Would you like to win the “All Aboard for Christmas” or the “Sentiments of the Season” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets 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 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th.

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 (you are here)
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

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