Deck the Halls With Inky Paws 2020

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are having a great day! It is Newton’s Nook Designs’ 8th Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop.  We have some very talented guest designers with us today so please hop along and check out their amazing projects.  Newton’s Nook will also be picking TWO lucky winners to receive a $25 store credit 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.]

 

Before I share my card today, Newton’s Nook is also having a “Deck the Halls with Inky Paws SALE! “
$5 off every $30 You Spend!
That means $5 of $30, $10 of $60…up to $25 off $150!*
No Coupon Needed
Valid now through Sunday, December 6th!
*Maximum $25 discount per order. 

 

 

For my Christmas card today, I am showcasing one of my favorite stamp set and coordinating dies by Newton’s Nook called Naughty or Mice, along with the Banner Trio die setSlimline Frames & Portholes and the Slimline Frames & Windows die set.

 

 

I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and die-cut them out using the coordinating dies.

 

I used both slimline dies mentioned above and die-cut them with different colors of card stock and patterned paper.  I cut some Neenah 110 lb. card stock measuring 8 1/2 by 7, and folded in half as my slimline card base.  I adhered the red scallop first, then foam-mounted the white frame for added dimension.

 

I adhered the patterned paper with some liquid glue.  Adding the snow banks grounded my images against the busy background and made them stand out a little!

 

 

The focal images were added with my tape runner.  I finished my design by die-cutting the banner from the Banner Trio die set, that was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with my heating tool.

 

To add more of a festive touch, I added the red bows that were die-cut using the Baby Bib die set.  Here’s another look:

 

 

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)TWO winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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, December 6th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 7th.

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Handmade Christmas with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends.  It’s a double-whammy kind of day for me at Newton’s Nook Designs.  I not only have this blog post, but there is also an exclusive Designer Nook’s newsletter where I featured another project today.  The Designer Nook newsletter is only available for subscribers so if you haven’t signed up for that, please head on over to the Newton’s Nook Blog.

For my projects today, I am showcasing the Naughty or Mice stamp set, Naughty or Mice die set, Festive Forest stamp set and Festive Forest die setSweater Weather stamp set and sweater weather die set, with the Fancy Edges die set.  We all have our stash of stamps and dies and making some handmade gift boxes and tags is what I always love to do during the holidays.

For my Hexagon gift box, I started by die-cutting the box with a die from my stash.  I used liquid glue to assemble the box.  I would not recommend doing this if you are mass-producing but for the special people in your life, I think it’s wonderful to create something unique and special during the holidays.

 

I also die-cut another piece of the hexagon with some Bristol smooth white card stock and used my cutter-bee scissors to cut out the piece.  To create my scene, I ink-blended the background with some Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers distress oxide inks.  These are my favorite color-combo to create a blue sky.

 

 

I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.  Before adhering the focal image to the box, I stamped my sentiment using some Red Lobster ink.  Here’s a photo of my cat Phoebe supervising me and making sure I was doing it right!  She loves crafting with me during the day.

 

 

I adhered the focal image to my box.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

To finish my design, I added some crystal lacquer to the star and also adhered some snowflakes to adorn my scene.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I LOVE being able to create special gift boxes and tags with the supplies I have on hand.   I also added some cute Washi tape on the side of the box for some stability.  Doesn’t it look so unique?

 

 

For my second project, I wanted to create some Christmas tags to go with my presents this year.  I used the Fancy Edges Tag die set and the Sweater weather stamp set.  Here are my tags:

 

 

For more texture and dimension, I added some crystal lacquer and jewels to adorn the tags.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope I inspired you today to create handmade gift boxes, cards and tags for the holidays.  Thank you for stopping by my blog.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing week and happy stamping!

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