CC Designs September Release Sneak Peek – Roberto Rascal’s Ghosts

Hello my crafty friends. I have another sneak peek for you of the September Release by CC Designs. For my card today, I am showcasing the Roberto Rascal’s Ghosts Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on some X-Press It Card Stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating die.
  • use pattern paper and adhere the same on some A2-size notecard.
  • on some black A2-size black card stock, use stitched circle dies to die-cut the windows. Foam-mount the same to the card for added dimension.
  • adhere the focal images on the card with liquid glue.
  • stamp the sentiment on the card front with Versamark ink. Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with heating tool.
  • adhere some stars on the card for added interest and texture.

Tomorrow is release day! We will also have an Instagram/BLOG Hop and there are two $15 gift certificates to CC Designs up for grabs. One comment will be pulled out from the Blog commenter and one from the Instagram commenter.

Thanks for stopping by!

CC Designs September Release Sneak Peek – Roberto Rascal’s Bats

It’s been a crazy day for me so far and it’s only Monday! I am currently traveling but I wanted to share with you a sneak peek of the September Release by CC Designs. For my card today, I am showcasing the Roberto Rascal’s Bats Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on some X-Press It Card Stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating die.
  • ink-up a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth white card stock using a stencils with distress oxide ink. Adhere this panel on an A2-size notecard.
  • use another stencil and black distress ink to add the spooky trees. Leave it to dry for about half an hour.
  • die-cut the hills using a die from my collection.
  • adhere the images on the card front with liquid glue.
  • stamp some bats on the background using versafine black ink.
  • stamp the sentiment on the card with Versamark ink.
  • sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set the sentiment with heating tool.

Aren’t those images adorable?! Stay tuned this week as we give you more sneak peeks of the September release. I will be back on September 7th to give you another peek.

We will also have an Instagram/BLOG Hop on September 9th, which is the release day and there are two $15 gift certificate to CC Designs up for grabs. One comment will be pulled out from the Blog commenter and one from the Instagram commenter.

Thanks for stopping by!

NND August Release Day 4 – Harvest Haul + Newton’s Crate + Giveaway

I am a bit bummed because it’s the last day of the August reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs! Were you able to hop along with us for the first three days? Which one is your favorite so far? Remember that you 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 final day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Harvest Haul Stamp Set + coordinating dies along with the Newton’s Crate Stamp Set + coordinating dies.

For my first project, I started by masking some Bristol smooth white card stock with masking tape and ink-blending this panel using the Sunscape Stencil and some distress oxide inks. I cut this panel and adhered on some Neenah solar white card stock with liquid glue.

I added some texture to the foreground by using some embossing folder and partially embossed the same on the die-cutting machine, then adhering it to a top folding notecard.

I finished the card design by stamping the sentiment on the banner that was die-cut from the Frames & Flags Die Set and heat-set with the heating tool. Here’s another look:

The next project is so cute and I love how this turned out. I started by temporarily taping the Jack-O-Lantern stencil no. 1 on some Neenah solar white panel. I used some orange ink and a blending brush to add the pumpkins.

I did the same to add the pumpkin stems detail by taping Jack-O-Lantern stencil no. 2 to the panel and used some lime green dye ink with another blending brush. I removed the stencil and cut this panel and adhered on some pattern paper from the Autumn Paper Pad with liquid glue.

I needed to ground the pumpkin images from the pattern paper so I adhered two orange strips on both sides, and added the scallop vellum that was die-cut using the Oval Frames Die. The vellum somehow toned down the busy patterns of the background, don’t you think?!

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and die-cut using the coordinating die. I colored the images with some alcohol markers and foam-mounted to the card-front for added dimension. I stamped the sentiment on the image with some black ink.

Lastly, I added the orange bow to the card to finish my design. In case you’re wondering, the bow is from the Baby Bib Die Set. Here’s another look at the card:

Would you like to win the “Harvest Haul” or the “Newton’s Crate” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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NND August Release Day 3 – Autumn Oval + Autumn Paper Pad + Giveaway

It’s Day 3 of the August release by Newton’s Nook Designs! Are you enjoying the reveals so far? Remember that you 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 Day 3, we are showcasing the Autumn Oval Stamp Set that coordinates perfectly with the previously-released Oval Frames Die Set with the BEAUTIFUL Autumn Paper Pad.

The background was created by die-cutting the Autumn Paper with a rectangle die from my collection. I adhered this panel on some A2-size, top-folding notecard.

The focal image was stamped on some Neenah solar white card stock and die-cut using the Oval Frames Die Set. I fussy-cut around the images using precision snips for added texture and interest.

Alcohol markers were used to color the pumpkins, leaves and berries, including the detailed oval on the side to ground the images [Designer tip: this somehow made the images pop against the yellow background].

I finished the card design by adding the sentiment that was heat-set with heating tool and die-cut using the smallest die from the Oval Frames Die Set.

Would you like to win the “Autumn Oval” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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NND August Release Day 2 – Halloween Pile + Spiderweb Oval + Giveaway

It’s Day 2 of the August reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs! I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal as well. You 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 Day 2 of the reveals, we are showcasing the Halloween Pile Stamp Set + coordinating dies along with the Spiderweb Oval Stamp Set that goes along with the previously released Oval Frames Die Set.

For my first project, I started by die-cutting the pattern paper from the Halloween Meows Paper Pad and adhered the same on some A2-size, top-folding notecard. I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut the image out.

The background was made by by doing the following steps –> (1) cover some Bristol smooth white card stock with some circle masking paper; (2) ink-blend this panel with some distress oxide ink; (3) use some distress sprayer to spray some water and pick up the excess with some paper towel; (4) remove the masking paper and use the same foam-blending tool to add some interest and texture to the moon; (5) remove the masking paper and adhere the ink-blended background to the card with foam-adhesive for more dimension.

Die-cut the grass panel using the Land Border Die on some black card stock and adhere to the foreground with liquid glue. Adhere the focal image on the card. Stamp the bats with some black ink.

Finish the card design by stamping the sentiment on the grass with Versamark ink. Sprinkle some white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool. Here’s another look:

The next project is really simple but I LOVE how it turned out! I die-cut the pattern paper from the Halloween Meows Paper Pad and adhered the same on some A2-size, top-folding notecard with liquid glue.

The focal image was stamped on some black card stock with Versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder on this and heat-set with the heating tool. I die-cut the focal image using the Oval Frame Die and used my precision snips to fussy-cut around the images. I foam-mounted this to the card for added dimension.

I finished the card design by foam-mounting the sentiment that I stamped and heat-set with heating tool and die-cut using the smallest oval die from the Oval Frames Die Set. Here’s another quick look:

Would you like to win the “Halloween Pile” or the “Spiderweb Oval” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Newton’s Nook Designs Halloween Inspiration Week

Hello and welcome back! I hope everyone’s doing well today! As we bid summer farewell, what could be more fitting than to start your week and get excited for Halloween!

This week, Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week long, the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of our favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

Last week, I shared this cute “Candy Corn” Halloween tag on my blog and my friend liked it so much that I had to re-create it this week. I am featuring the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set with the Trick or Treat Kittens stamp set and coordinating dies.

Before I start with the tag, I wanted to create this cute Witch’s Broom Pen to go with the treat! If you look closer, you will see the red glowing eyes that gives it a spooky effect! I thought this is really cute and will be a nice addition to the treat.

I cut a strip of baking paper. I used my specialty scissors to create the fringe and wrapped it around the bottom of the pen. I adhered the fringe with hot glue so it wouldn’t come off. I added a black bow at the bottom to finish the look. This pen can actually stand up on it’s own!

Next, I filled a small bag with some of my friend’s favorite candy bars and closed the top with some black curling ribbons. Last thing to do is to add a tag!

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Tag:

  • Stamp the image using the Trick or Treat Kitten Stamp set on Bristol smooth white card stock and color the images in with Zig Clean Color real Brush Markers.
  • Use coordinating die to die-cut the image.
  • Create the Candy Corn Tag by die-cutting white, orange, yellow and black card stock using the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set. Adhere all pieces together with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the tag with Black Onyx ink.
  • Adhere the image on the tag with foam adhesive for added dimension.
  • Attach the tag to the treat bag with some baker’s twine.

My friend and I love Halloween so much! Not only will she love the treats inside this treat bag but I’m sure she is also going to love the Witch’s Broom Pen. It can stand up and the eyes glow in the dark! Check out the photo below!

I hope you like my project today and got inspired! The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Don’t forget to visit the Halloween Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs and get your favorites for creating some cute and spooky Halloween crafts!

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Happy Haunting with LDRS Creative

Hello my crafty friends!  Maria here on the blog with you today sharing this cute Halloween card, featuring a few of my favorite stamp sets by LDRS Creative.  Halloween is fast-approaching and I want to start creating my cards so that I’ll have plenty of time to mail them to the recipient.
 
 
 
I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock using the Raven Hybrid ink.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and die cut, using the coordinating dies.  
 
I ink-blended my A2 size panel of Neenah with some Banana Cream Pie Hybrid Ink and mini sponge dauber.  I increased the intensity of the color towards the middle.  I foam-mounted the window, flower box and the black cat on the card panel then started adhering the rest of the ivy leaves with liquid glue.   
 
 
Before adhering my trick-or-treaters, I die-cut the two grass panels out of the Sweater Weather paper using the In the Grass die set.  I added the pumpkins and the treat bag, then foam-mounted the rest of the images for added dimension.
 
I finished my design by stamping the cobweb and spider, then stamped the sentiment using Raven Hybrid Ink.  Here’s another look:
 
 
I absolutely LOVE that you can mix and match these cute stamp sets to create a beautiful Halloween scene.  I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!
 
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2019 Card Design Superstar with MFT Stamps – Clean & Simple

 

I hope you are all having a fabulous day.  This is my second post for today for the MFT Stamps 2019 Card Design Superstar contest!   This post is to enter the Clean & Simple category.

 

For my card below, I am showcasing the Birdie Brown Fab-BOO-lous Friends stamp set with the LLD Little Letters Die-namics.

 

I started by masking the sentiment and stamping it on some A2-size Neenah 80 lb. solar white card stock.  I also stamped the two ghosts from the BB Fab-BOO-lous stamp set and colored them in with some T1 and T0 copic markers.  I used my R00 to add some pink color to their cheeks.

 

I die-cut the letter “B” on some black card stock using the LLD Little Letters Die-namics. and adhered it right next to the ghost.  I stamped the remaining sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and also stamped the stars using some light gray ink.

 

I adhered my foreground on some MFT Just Delightful patterned paper and added this piece on some A2-size card base.  Here’s my card:

 

 

If you guys have been following me for awhile, you know that clean & simple is not my strongest point.  This category was quite the challenge for me!  I think having this contest is amazing because it challenges us (card-makers), to go beyond our comfort zone and try something new.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  If you would like to enter the contest, please click on this link: 2019 Card Design Superstar.   The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a great day and happy stamping!

 

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2019 Card Design Superstar with MFT Stamps – Coloring Virtuoso

 

It is that time of the year when most card-makers get nervous trying to come up with unique designs to join the MFT Stamps 2019 Card Design Superstar contest!  I have entered the last two years but never won.  There are so many amazing card-makers out there and the competition gets tougher every year.    However, I think this is a great way to interact with a lot of people and I adore MFT Stamps for giving us a chance to show off our skills.  For this post, I am entering the “Coloring Virtuoso” category.

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Spooktacular Friends stamp set, the Tucked-In Turf die-namics and the Grassy Hills die-namics.

 

To begin, I die-cut a piece of masking paper using a circle die and masked some A2-size Bristol smooth white card stock.  I inked up this piece using some water-reactive inks.  I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on my colored background and dabbed it dry with my paper towel.

 

 

I stamped the images from the Spooktacular Friends stamp set and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the coordinating dies for this, I used my cutter-bee scissors to fussy-cut the images.  I also colored the border on the images with some T7 Copic marker.  Since I have a night scene, I didn’t want the edges of the images to have some white border.

 

I die-cut some black card stock using the Tucked-In Turf and Grassy Hills Die-namics.  I used my blending brush and some Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink by MFT Stamps to add some texture on the grass.  Since I have a ginormous moon, I needed to make the grass look more realistic by having some light shadows.

 

 

I adhered my colored background on an A2 size card base.  I foam mounted some of the grassy hills and started assembling my card.  I stamped the tree image directly onto the foreground with some Versafine Onyx black ink.  I then used my white gel pen to add some color to the ghost.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on the card with some Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set this with my Wagner Heating tool.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I don’t know about you but I think one of the most difficult part about creating a night scene is to make sure that the images pop against the dark background.  This is the reason why I colored the edges with some dark marker.  I wanted them to pop against the dark background but I didn’t want the white edges to stand out either.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.   If you would like to participate and have some fun, please visit their blog post here:  2019 Card Design Superstar Contest.   The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day and Happy stamping!

 

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