STAMPtember Collaboration with Simon Says Stamp and Newton’s Nook Designs

Today Newton’s Nook Designs is featured on the Simon Says Stamp site with an EXCLUSIVE stamp set that was designed just for the 2019 STAMPtember celebration!  You can purchase the new Let’s Party stamps and coordinating die set today at Simon Says Stamp.  Remember, these items are ONLY available through Simon Says Stamp while supplies last!
Today, I am sharing a birthday card showcasing the Let’s Party stamp set.  I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white 110 lb. card stock and colored my images in using some Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
I inked up an A-2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock with Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink.  To add more texture, I added some gold splatters on the colored background using my Sakura watercolor and my watercolor brush.  I waited for about half an hour for this to dry, and adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.
I die-cut the words “Happy Birthday” a few times on white card stock using a die from Mama Elephant.  I inked up the top piece with some Dusty Concord distress oxide ink.
I foam-mounted the die-cut panel on my colored background.  This frame piece was die-cut using the Gift Box cover up die-namics from My Favorite things.  I adhered the Happy Birthday die-cut on the foreground and added my cute critters.  Here’s my card:
To finish my design, I added some glossy accents to the balloon for added texture and dimension and also adhered the little gift boxes between the two dogs.  Here’s a little close-up:
I hope you like my projects today.  Please visit Simon Says Stamp to purchase this exclusive stamp set.  Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping!
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Love is in the Air with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope your holidays went perfectly well and you’ve managed to spend a lot of time with your loved ones.  2019 is here and it is time to start this month to welcome the season of LOVE!  You will probably see a lot of love-themed projects on the blog this month.

For my project today, I am showcasing the Newton’s Christmas Cuddles stamp set and its coordinating dies (sssh! this stamp set is also perfect for Valentine’s Day projects or an anniversary-themed card), the Tumbling Hearts stencil the Sky Borders die, and the Uplifting Wishes stamp set.

I started out by stamping the image on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating die.  On a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I colored my background with distress oxide inks and used my Tumbling Hearts stencil to add the hearts.  I die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to assemble the card.  Here’s what it looks like:

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To finish my design, I used my home-made clouds stencil using the Sky Borders die and colored the frame to make it look like sky.  I also stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and used white embossing powder and my heating tool to heat set it.  Here’s a little close-up:

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I added the Heart Sprinkles Embellishment mix from Kat Scrappiness.

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I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

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STAMPtember Collaboration with Simon Says Stamp and Newton’s Nook Designs

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Today Newton’s Nook Designs is featured on the Simon Says Stamp site with an EXCLUSIVE stamp set that was designed just for the 2018 STAMPtember celebration! You can purchase the new Hello Beautiful Stamp Set and coordinating die sets today at Simon Says Stamp.  Remember, these items are ONLY available through Simon Says Stamp while supplies last!
Today I am sharing two projects I created using this stamp set.  Here’s what they look like
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I started out by stamping my images on some smooth white card stock and I colored them in with my Copic markers.  I fussy-cut the image with my precision scissors.  For my first card below, I also used the Everglade Collage Wafer Dies by Simon Says Stamp and an older stamp set by Newton’s Nook called Newton’s Autumn.  I stamped the leaves on some white card stock, colored them in with my Copic markers and die cut the leaves using the coordinating dies.  I adhered the leaves on my collage frame.
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I cut an A2 size piece of some Bristol Smooth white card stock and inked it up with Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink.  I used my Darice Cats embossing folder to add some cute texture to this colored background.  I die-cut some white card stock with the Everglade Collage Wafer Dies and adhered this piece onto my colored and embossed background.
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I assembled my card by adhering my foreground to my card base.  Here’s my first card:
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I couldn’t help but add that cute bow from my all-time favorite Pines & Holly die set by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Here’s a little close-up:
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Also added some blue enamel dots from my stash and used my white gel pen to add more details to the card to finish the design.  Here’s another look:
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For my second card, I created a simple one-layer birthday card using the cute images from the stamp set.
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I added the balloons from the Fabulous Frenchie stamp set by Newton’s Nook.  Here’s a little close-up:
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Also used my white gel pen to add more details to the little pups and to the balloons to give it a whimsical touch.  To finish my design, I used glossy accents to make the balloons shine!
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I hope you like my projects today.  Please visit Simon Says Stamp to purchase this exclusive stamp set.  Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!
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Newton’s Nook & Xyron Inspiration Week Collaboration

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This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Xyron are partnering for a very awesome inspiration week!  Each day there is fresh inspiration using Newton’s Nook Designs products with Xyron adhesives on the NND blog and on the Xyron facebook page!

For my project today, I used the new Loveable Llama stamp set by NND, a Sizzix step-up die from my stash and my all-time favorite Xyron Mega Tape Runner.

I started out by die-cutting some white 110 lb. card stock using my Sizzix Basic Step-up dies.

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I stamped my Llamas from Loveable Llamas stamp set on some Neenah solar white card stock, using memento tuxedo black ink.  I colored them in with my Copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

I used a patterned paper from my stash to die-cut the pieces to decorate my step-up card and adhered them with my Xyron Mega Tape Runner.  This is my favorite adhesive to use on my projects.

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I adhered all of the images on the card and finished the design by stamping the sentiment on a banner strip die, and added the yellow bow.  Here’s the card:

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I really love how cheerful this card turned out.  The cacti images from the stamp set went perfectly with the theme of this card.

 

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Here’s another look:

 

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Would you like to win a Prize pack including a Mega Runner from Xyron and a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win:

Leave a comment on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Xyron products all week (June 25-29) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Friday, June 29th, at midnight EST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, July 2nd.

Xyron will also be giving away a prize pack! Make sure to visit the Xyron facebook page each day this week for inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win! Have an amazing week and happy crafting!

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25 Days of Christmas Tags with Newton’s Nook

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Today the Newton’s Nook Design Team is joining www.inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.ca for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.

For my Christmas tags below, I’m showcasing the Holiday Hounds stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Santa Paws Newton and the Sentiments of the Season stamp set.

I stamped my images on Bristol Smooth card stock using memento tuxedo black ink.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut them with the coordinating dies.  I also die-cut the tags in white card stock, as well as patterned paper.  For the other two tags, I used my blending tools and broken china distress oxide inks.

To finish the design, I used one of my all-time favorite dies by Newton’s Nook called Pines and Holly Die Set and added the greenery to the tag.  Here’s what they look like:

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Aren’t they cute?  They almost look like Christmas ornaments.

I hope you all got inspired today.  Please visit www.inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.ca for more holiday inspiration and information about the 25 Days of Christmas tags.  Have an amazing day!

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Newton’s Nook Designs – Reveal Day 4 – Naughty or Mice and Santa Paws Newton

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I am so happy and a little sad because today is the last day of the October reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs.   Today is probably my favorite day because I just absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these two adorable stamp sets.  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 projects below, I am showcasing the Naughty or Mice stamp set and dies.  Aren’t they adorable?  You can create all sorts of Christmas projects with this stamp set.

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I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  I wanted to showcase the mice in a little snowy-window scene.  To finish my design, I added the White Nuvo Crystal Drops.  Here’s my first project:

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Since I colored a lot of images, I decided to create some cute Christmas tags:

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And for my final project, I am showcasing the Santa Paws Newton stamp set and its coordinating dies.

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I’M SO IN-LOVE WITH THIS STAMP SET!  It is so hard to pick a favorite  because I just absolutely adore all the images on today’s reveal.  Jen is such a talented artist and it is so much fun to create fun projects using the stamps and dies.

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I know I am guilty of over-embellishing my cards so here’s a simple card that you can easily mass-produce:

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I hope you got inspired this week and love the projects we all shared.  Would you like to win the “Naughty or Mice” or the “Santa Paws Newton” 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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Newton’s Nook Designs – Reveal Day 3 – Stylish Stockings and Reindeer Roll Call

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It is the third day of the October reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs.   Are you enjoying the release so far and able to check out the blog posts for the last two days?   Are you loving the stamps and dies so far, as well as the projects?  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 below, I am showcasing the Stylish Stockings stamp set and dies.  I love this set so much.  You can create so many cute Christmas cards and gift tags using this set.  Here’s what it looks like:

I stamped my images with different stamp inks on Neenah smooth white card stock and die-cut them with the coordinating dies.  I die-cut the window frame and cut my plaid patterned paper to assemble my card.  To finish the design, I added the sentiment using the Sentiments of the Season stamp set (revealed on the first day) and added the holly and red berries.  Here’s the card:

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Here’s another simple card with the Stylish Stockings and Sentiments of the Season:

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For my third card, I am showcasing the Reindeer Roll Call Stamp set, and the Acetate Sheets and the Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Sheets by Newton’s Nook.  These double-sided adhesive fun foam is a must-have.  They are super sticky and very sturdy!  You are absolutely going to love this for your shaker cards.

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I started out by coloring my card stock with my distress oxide inks (picked raspberry, wilted violet and broken china) with my blending tools.  I sprayed water on the colored card stock with my distress sprayer and dabbed it with a dry paper towel.  I die-cut this piece using a tag die from my collection.   I added the acetate sheet and double-sided adhesive foam to my card front.  I finished the design by adding a red ribbon, the jingle bells and the reindeers from the stamp set.  This card is so simple but so much fun.  Here’s the card:

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Are you inspired yet and excited for this October release?  Aren’t these stamps and dies so awesome?  Would you like to win the “Stylish Stockings” or the “Reindeer Roll Call” 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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Newton’s Nook Designs – Reveal Day 2 – Snow Globe Scenes and Snow Globe Shaker Die

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Hello my Newton’s Nook fans.  It is the second day of the October reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out yesterday’s blog posts?   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 cards below, I am showcasing the Snow Globe Scenes Stamp set and Dies with the Snow Globe Shaker Die, plus the new Double-sided adhesive foam and Acetate sheets (they’re awesome and a must-have for shaker cards).  They are all going to be available for purchase at the shop on October 20th.  Here’s what the stamps and dies look like:

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For the first card, I cut an A2 size (4 1/4 by 5 1/2) Neenah Solar White card stock and used the Snow Globe shaker die to die-cut the window for my card front.   I stamped the snow image with my versa mark ink and heat-embossed it with my white embossing powder.  I inked up the background with my broken china distress ink with my blending tool to make the snow pop.  I used an embossing folder to dry-embossed the birch trees on my card front.

I stamped my images in with my stamping platform tool (this is also a must-have for stampers) and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I die cut the images with the coordinating dies, and adhered it to my colored background.

I die-cut the Double-sided foam adhesive and the acetate sheets with the Snow Globe shaker die.  I adhered the acetate sheet and the card stock to my small window.  I used some iridescent glitter as my shaker elements to create the look of snow.  I finished the design of the card with my peppermint baker’s twine and added the little star label with the sentiment.  I wanted the focal point to be all about my skater snow globe.  Here’s the card:

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For my second card, I used the rest of the images that I colored and adhered them to my tag to create my scene.  To finish my design, I added the Red Berry Nuvo Crystal drops to one of the small reindeers.

I love, love, love this stamp set.   You can create so many different scenes using this stamp set for your cards, scrapbook layouts or Christmas gift tags.  The possibilities are endless!  Here’s my second card:

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I hope you like my cards today and got inspired.  Would you like to win the “Snow Globe Scenes” 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 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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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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