NND January Release Day 4 – Newton’s Mug & Love Cafe

I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the reveals.  I hope you were able to check out the last three days where we revealed some great stamp sets, dies & stencils.  You also 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 last day, we are showcasing the Newton’s Mug stamp set + coordinating dies, along with the Love Cafe stamp set + coordinating dies.  These are mini stamp sets and they are so CUTE!

My first card was inspired by our DT Manager, Samantha Mann.  I love her ink-blended background with pops of black and white so I thought I’d give it a shot today!  I started by ink-blending my background with distress oxide inks and used the same purple color to splatter some inks with my watercolor brush.  Next, I used the Mugs stencil and some texture paste to add some texture to the background.  I put this panel aside to let it dry for a few minutes.

While the background panel is drying, I stamped the image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers.  I also stamped the small “tea bag” image on some patterned paper to paper-piece the design.

Next, I die-cut the grass using the Land Border dies and cut a strip of black and white patterned paper, adhering them together with liquid glue before adding foam adhesive to it so I can foam-mount the pieces to the colored background.

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment on the image and foam-mounting this onto the card panel.

My next card is fairly simple.    I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

On another panel of Bristol smooth white card stock, I used the Sunscape stencil and Mustard Seed distress oxide ink to add the sun rays.  I adhered a panel of patterned paper and some brown strip onto the card panel to ground my images.

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Mug” or the “Love Cafe” 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, January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

 

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NND January Release Day 3 – Love Emergency

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out the last two days of the release.  You also 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 Love Emergency stamp set and coordinating dies along with two new Slimline Masking Stencils.

To begin, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.   I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.  I added some glossy accents on the images for added texture and set it aside to dry.

I die-cut the red scallop and the black frame using the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set and Slimline Frames & Windows die set.  I adhered the pieces on a matted slimline card base, and foam-mounting the black frame for added dimension.

The clouds were made using the Cloudy Sky stencil and some quick-dry dye ink and little trees that were die-cut using a die set from my collection.  The positive pieces from the black frame were also used to create the road for my scene, using my gel pen to draw the lines.

I adhered the focal images using my tape runner, then finished my design by stamping the sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink.  Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Love Emergency” 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, January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

 

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NND January Release Day 2 – Smitten Kittens & Slimline Masking Stencils

It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also 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, we are showcasing the Smitten Kittens stamp set and coordinating dies along with two new Slimline Masking Stencils.

To make my first card, I started by die-cutting the scallop from the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set with some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I also die-cut the white frame from the Slimline Frames & Windows die set and foam-mounted this piece to the scallop die-cut.  Next, I used the Slimline Square Masking Stencil to add some colors on the boxes with some distress oxide inks in Worn Lipstick, Mermaid Lagoon and Mustard Seed.

Next, I stamped the images from the Smitten Kittens stamp set and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies and foam-mounted the mages onto my card panel for added dimension.

I cut a Slimline card panel and adhered some pink card stock, then added the focal panel onto the card.  I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I finished my design by adhering some hearts for more texture.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Smitten Kittens” 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, January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

 

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Not A Creature Was Stirring…..

Hello Newton’s Nook fans! I’m back today to share with you this cute “cheesy” Christmas card, showcasing the Naughty & Mice stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the Banner Trio die setPines & Holly die set and Circle Frames die set.

To make my card, I die-cut an A2 size panel of some yellow card stock and used one of the circle die from the Circle Frames die set to die-cut a few holes.  I wanted this piece to look like “cheese”.  I inked up this panel with some Fossilized Amber distress oxide ink to create some shadows for added texture.  I foam-mounted this piece on an A-2 size card base for added dimension and my scissors to cut-off the excess.

Next, I stamped the mice on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in my alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I die-cut the pine boughs using the Pines & Holly die set and adhered on the card with liquid glue.

I added the mice with foam adhesive and finished my design by adding the sentiment strip that was die-cut using the Banner Trio die set.  Easy Peasy!  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have an amazing day!

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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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NND November Release Day 4 – Newton’s Snowman & Happy New Year

I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out the last three days of the release.  You also 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 4, we are showcasing with the Newton’s Snowman stamp set and coordinating dies with the (mini) Happy New Year Stamp Set.

To make my first card, I started by inking up this panel with some Evergreen Bough distress oxide ink.I used the Petite Snow stencil to add texture to the background.
I stamped the image with some Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut the image.  I also stamped the trees from the Festive Forest stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I die-cut the mountains and snow using a die set from my collection and some Neenah Desert Storm and White glitter card stock.  I adhered this onto my colored background with my ATG gun.
The snowbanks were die-cut using the Sky Border and Land Border dies.  I used my BG Copic markers to add a little bit of color and adhered them onto the card panel with my ATG gun and foam adhesive.
Next, I adhered the trees and my focal image with some liquid glue.
I finished my card design by using my white gel pen and draw some lines and dots to the Snowman’s scarf and also used some Stardust Stickles for added texture.  Here’s another look:
My next card is very simple.  I used the circle die from the Circle Frames die set to die-cut some masking paper.  I adhered this onto my A2-size card panel and started stamping the champagne glasses and other images from the Newton’s New Year stamp set.  I used some alcohol markers to color the images in.
I gently removed the mask and stamped the Happy New Year sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and used the same alcohol markers to color them in.
I finished my design by adhering this colored panel to an A2 size note card and added some Stardust Stickles to the bubbles for more texture.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Snowman” 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, November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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NND November Release Day 1 – Snowman Greetings

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and/or stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.  You also 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 commentbelow.  Thank you!]  

For the first day of the reveals we are starting with the Snowman Greetings stamp setand coordinating dies.

To make my card, I started by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with Distress Oxide inks in Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass.  Once the colors were well-blended, I smooshed some Aged Mahogany on an acrylic block and added water to it.  I used my watercolor brush to add some speckles of color to my panel for added texture.

I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die cut the image.

Next, I die-cut the trees and the snow using the Forest Builder die set and Sky Borders die.   I adhered the trees onto the panel with liquid glue.  The snow banks were adhered with either liquid glue or foam adhesive.  I added the focal image with liquid glue.

To finish my design, I stamped some snowflakes with a light blue quick dry dye ink and adhered some Snowflake sprinkles to adorn the card.  I also used my BG Copic markers to add more color to the snow banks.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Snowman Greetings” 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, November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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25 Days of Christmas Tags

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Hello my crafty peeps!  Today, the Newton’s Nook Design Team is joining Tracey McNeely of  www.inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.ca for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  You will find lots of inspiration from the team and there is also a GIVEAWAY!  Please go to Tracy’s blog post for all the details about the prizes and the giveaway!

For my tags below, I am showcasing the Winter Birds stamp set and coordinating dies along with the Holiday Greetings Die set and  Pines & Holly die set.

 

To make the tags, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

Next, I die-cut the wood slices and the tags using some dies from my collection and the pine boughs using the Pines & Holly die set.  I adhered the wood slices, berries and the pine boughs for added texture and interest.   The birds were foam-mounted on the tags for added dimension.

I finished my design by adding the silk ribbon, twine and jingle bells then adhered the “be merry” die-cut sentiment using the Holiday Greetings die set.   Here’s another look:

I hope you like my tags today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Please visit Tracey McNeely’s blog post –www.inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.ca to find out more info about the giveaway and to check out the other tags created by the design team.  Have an amazing day and happy stamping!

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NND October Release Day 4 – Holiday Post and Christmas Roundabout

It is the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out the last three days of the reveal.  You also 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 4, we are showcasing with the Holiday Post stamp set and coordinating dies with the Christmas Roundabout stamp set that coordinates with the Circle Frames die set and the Banner Trio die set.

To make my first project, I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.

The background was ink-blended with Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen.  For added texture, I sprayed it with some water and picked up the excess with my paper towel.  

I die-cut the trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set, the snowbanks with the Land Border and Sky Borders die set and adhered onto the colored panel.

My adhered the focal image onto the card and finished my design by adding the sentiment, die-cut using the Holiday Greetings die set on some glittered card stock.  I finished my design by adding the snow using my white Posca paint pen.

For my next project, I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white and colored them in with alcohol markers.  I used the Circle Frames die to die-cut the image.

To ground the focal image, I added some red circle frame with some liquid glue.  Next step was to create the shaker well, that I die-cut using a die from my collection.  I used some snowflake sprinkles as my shaker element.

I finished my design by adding the sentiment, die-cut using the Banner Trio die set.

Would you like to win the “Holiday Post”  Stamp Set or the “Christmas Roundabout”  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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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