Happy Easter Card with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends!  The weather has been so unpredictable lately and I know some of you are having some major snow storm.  I hope my colorful card today will cheer you up a little.  For today’s project, I am showcasing the Bunny Tails Stencil, Hop Into Spring Stamp Set and coordinating dies along with the Circle Frames die set, Land Border die set and Clouds Stencil.

I stamped the image on Neenah solar white card stock using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut the image.

I cut another panel of Neenah solar white card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I sprayed my Bunny Stencil (#1) with Pixie Spray.  I waited for the stencil to dry a little and placed it on top of my card stock.  The pixie spray gave it some light tack so that it didn’t shift while blending the colors.  I used some low tack tape to mask-off the the lower portion of the stencil so that the colors don’t contaminate each other.  I used my blending brushes to add pink, then peach, yellow, blue and purple.  The bunny tails were added using stencil #2 with some textured paste and my palette knife for added texture and dimension.  I set this aside for about half an hour to let it dry and added foam tape at the back of the panel.

I used the “positive” die-cut to pencil the lines on my notecard.  I then used my clouds stencil and some dye ink to create the clouds.  The grass panel was die-cut using the same circle die that I used to create the window and the land border die.  I foam-mounted the focal panel onto the notecard.  I also added the grass and the bunny with some glue.  I finished my design by stamping the sentiment on some black card stock.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I fussy-cut the sentiment with my precision snips and adhered to the card with glue.  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by!


Halloween Card with Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin

Hello Newton’s Nook fans! It’s been super HOT here at home and I have been dreaming about sweater weather, and anything pumpkin related.  This is my inspiration for today’s card.  Although when this post actually goes live, hubby and I will be in South Africa enjoying their winter weather; at least for about a week or so!  If you follow me on instagram, you might be able to see some photos of my trip.


For my project today, I am showcasing Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin stamp set, and I paired it with a lot of images from Pick-A-Pumpkin with Newton’s Boo-tiful night, and my sentiment is from the Creepy Cameos stamp set.  The birch tree is from the Forest scene Builder die set and the grass is from the Land Border die set.


To begin, I stamped and colored my images on some Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white card stock.  This card stock is perfect for coloring with alcohol markers. I fussy-cut the images with my precision-cut scissors.


The background is ink-blended with different distress oxide inks.  I spritzed this with water using my distress sprayer and dabbed it with my paper towel to dry to get more texture.  I also die-cut the birch trees and the grass a couple of times with some black card stock.


I stamped the moon and stars from Newton’s Boo-tiful Night stamp set on my colored background with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled this with some white embossing powder, and heat-set using my Wagner heating tool.  I did the same thing for my sentiment.  I assembled the card by adhering the birch trees first, followed by the grass.  I foam-mounted some of the trees and Newton to create more dimension on my scene.



To finish my design, I stamped the black bats and added the white dots using my Sakura white gel pen.  I also adhered the spider web using liquid glue.  Here’s a closer look:



I know it’s too early to create Halloween projects since it’s only August but I love Halloween and creating Halloween cards is one of my favorite thing to do!


I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thank you for stopping by and have an amazing day!  Happy stamping!

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 2 – Woodland Spring


It is the second day of the February reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  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 our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Woodland Spring stamp set and coordinating dies as well as the Bokeh Stencil set.  I also used the Land Border and Forest Scene Builder Dies. Here’s what it looks like:


Here’s how I made my card:

  • stamp the image on some smooth white card stock and color them in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • Die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • use the bokeh stencil set and ink up the background using mini ink blending tools and distress oxide inks.
  • use a stitched tag corner rectangle die to die-cut the middle piece.  Die-cut another white card stock for the center piece, and ink it up using the handmade clouds stencil.
  • die-cut a frame using the stitched tag corner rectangle frames die.
  • use the forest scene builder dies to die-cut the trees.
  • use the land border die to die-cut the hills.
  • assemble the card.


The Bokeh stencil set makes a perfect background to this sweet image.  The stencil is definitely a must-have.  The images on the Woodland Spring stamp set are too cute as well.  I also added some sparkling clear jewels to finish the design.  Here’s a closer look:


Who is ready for spring?  I know some of you are still covered in snow and are waiting for warmer weather.  I can’t even imagine what you guys are going through.


Would you like to win the “Woodland Spring” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

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 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich