Newtons Nook Designs 5 Year Anniversary Blog Hop

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It’s Newton’s Nook Designs 5-year anniversary and we are celebrating with a HUGE bog hop.  Five (5) winners will be selected to win a $25 Store Credit so please read through til the end 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!]  

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For my one-layer card, I am showcasing the Purr-maid Newton stamp set.  There’s nothing cuter than these cat merman and mermaid so I wanted to use them again.  I also combined my project with the Tranquil Tides stamp set.

 

I started out by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks and my mini ink blending tools.  For the sand, I used a combination of Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  For the sea, I used Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac.  I sprayed water on my colored background and dabbed it with a paper towel.

 

I stamped the coral images with Faded Jeans distress oxide.  I love this effect because it made it look more realistic!

 

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I have coordinating dies for these images but I chose to fuzzy-cut them this time.

 

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I adhered my images onto the foreground and stamped little bubbles here and there.  I also stamped other images to complete my scene and finished my design by adding glossy accents to the bubbles, and stamped my sentiment.   Here’s my card:

 

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I love this sentiment so much and those mermaid/merman images are so cute!  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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Oh, I also added some stardust stickles to the mermaid seashell bra to give it a whimsical look.

 

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I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  Celebrate with us and enter to win!


To celebrate 5 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 5 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 22 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 23 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

Special Guests:

Jess Gerstner

Stephanie Muzzulin

Kimberly Rendino

Jenn Shurkus

Newton’s Nook Design Team:

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Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Newton’s Nook Designs 5 Year Celebration – Day 4

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It is the last day of the July reveals and we are featuring 5 new mini stamp sets and 4 coordinating dies.  They are so ADORABLE!  Remember we are also doing a fun blog hop tomorrow with the design team and special guests!

You have chance to win a $20 Store Credit for each reveal day so please read through til the end 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 our last reveal day, the design team is showcasing 5 new mini stamp sets and 4 coordinating dies.  They are called Pina Koala, Cat Treats, Flip-Flop Life, Vitamin Sea and Floaty Goat.   Here’s what they look like:

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Since we are featuring a ton of products this week, I will not have a step-by-step tutorial on how I made the cards.  However, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel because I will posting video tutorials for most of the cards that you see today in the next few weeks.

Here’s my card showcasing the Pina Koala stamp set and coordinating dies.  I also combined some images from the Aloha Newton stamp set.

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Isn’t this card so adorable?  I love that the Koala peeks through the window and the flowers and the pina-colada images I added gave it a whimsical look!

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When I was designing this card, I was thinking about Jennifer and Jeff Jackson sipping through their drinks while they were on a cruise last month.  I don’t have the courage to go on a cruise just yet but one of these days, I probably will.

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For my second card, I used the adorable Cat Treats stamp set.  A simple design but I’m happy how this turned out.

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These images are so cute!   Here’s a little close-up:

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I hope you guys enjoyed all of the products we featured this week.  Don’t forget to check out tomorrow’s blog hop to see more projects by the whole design team plus SPECIAL GUESTS!

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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, July 19th, at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs 5 Year Celebration – Day 3

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It is day 3 of the July reveals and I know you will definitely love the two stamp sets we’re featuring today.  You have chance to win a $20 Store Credit for each reveal day so please read through til the end 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, the design team is showcasing the Shark Frenzy and Flamingo Flock stamp set:

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Since we are featuring a ton of products this week, I will not have a step-by-step tutorial on how I made the cards.  However, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel because I will posting video tutorials for most of the cards that you see today in the next few weeks.

You will notice for today’s post, I have a similar card design for both cards I’m featuring today.

Here is my card showcasing the Shark Frenzy stamp set.   I also used the Sunscape stencil to create my scene.  I wanted to create another birthday card since I always send those out to my family and friends.

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I also used the Frames and Flags die set.

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I think this stamp set os so much fun and it has a lot of possibilities.

Here’s my card featuring the Flamingo Flock stamp set.  This one is really cute.  I wanted one flamingo to stand out above the crowd so I only colored one in pink.  The rest were in gray.

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I don’t have a ton of friends but the ones I do have just stand out above the crowd.    They are what I call “my people”.

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Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my cards today and got inspired.

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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, July 19th, at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs 5 Year Celebration – Day 2

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It is day 2 of the July reveals and you are going to love today’s stamp sets and dies too.  Remember,  you have chance to win a $20 Store Credit for each reveal day so please read through til the end 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, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Summer Treats stamp set and coordinating dies:

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with the Cozy Campers stamp set and coordinating dies:

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Since we are featuring a ton of products this week, I will not have a step-by-step tutorial on how I made the cards.  However, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel because I will posting video tutorials for most of the cards that you see today in the next few weeks.

Here is my card showcasing the Newton’s Summer Treats stamp set and coordinating dies.

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I wanted a happy birthday card with a shaker element.   Just looking at this image makes me want to go to Baskin Robbins to get a banana-split!  Ice cream is my favorite dessert so thank goodness I don’t live near one or I will be weighing a ton.

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I used my sakura gelli-roll white pen to add details to the images.

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Here’s my card showcasing the Cozy Campers stamp set and coordinating dies.  I love this stamp set so much because I love camping!  One of these days when my husband and I move back home permanently, he promised to get me a camper.  I just wish it’ll be as cute as Jennifer’s drawings.

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I created an evening scene with the full moon.  The only thing missing on the table is a glass of wine (or two), or maybe a camp fire!

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This card just makes me dream of camping again.   Maybe the next time my husband and I go camping, he will take me to Montana!

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Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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, July 19th, at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs 5 Year Celebration – Day 1

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We are so excited for our July release because this month marks Newton’s Nook 5-year anniversary.  We will be celebrating with a fun blog hop at the end of the week in addition to the large product release so be prepared to be dazzled.  First day is the start of our reveals of the new stencils, stamp set and dies by Newton’s Nook Designs.   You also have a chance to win a $20 Store Credit for each reveal day so please read through til the end 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 our first reveal day, the design team is showcasing the:

Narly Mermaids and coordinating dies

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Purrmaid-Newton and Coordinating Dies

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Manatee-rific and coordinating dies

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With two stencils –  Tropical Fish and Seashells

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I know this sounds redundant but each reveal month, I am just blown away by the talented Jennifer Jackson.   It seems that every month, it just gets better and better!

Since we are featuring a ton of products this week, I will not have a step-by-step tutorial on how I made the cards.  However, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel because I will posting video tutorials for most of the cards that you see today in the next few weeks.

Here is my Narly Mermaid card.  I also combined this card with the Tranquil Tides stamp set to create my under-water scene.

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I just love the sparkling jewels that I added to my scene to make them look like bubbles. Here’s a little close-up:

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The second stamp set is called Purr-maid Newton.  Oh my goodness!  I have been hounding Jennifer to create a mermaid cat and my wishes finally came true!  Haha!  This stamp set is a MUST-HAVE!

Once again I combined the stamp set with the Tranquil Tides stamp set, with the Sea Borders die set and the Waves stencil.

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I used the Sea Borders die set to create the fun waves.  Here’s another look:

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Last but not the least, here is my card using the Manatee-rific stamp set and coordinating dies with the Sunscape stencil.  Just looking at this card makes me happy!

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I added more sparkling clear jewels to make them look like bubbles.  I also LOVE that the die cuts the middle piece and the Manatee will hug tine embellishments like heart or seashell included in the stamp set.  SUPER ADORABLE!  Here’s a little close-up:

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Which one is your favorite?  I can’t pick one because I love them all!

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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, July 19th, at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Tatiana Trafimovich

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I Put A Spell On You with Kindred Stamps

Hello Kindred Stamps fans!  I hope you are all having a great week so far.  Maria here with you and I am super excited to write my first blog post as a design team member of Kindred stamps.  I am so happy and honored to be working with these talented ladies and I hope you will also be inspired by my designs.   You will also find more of my work on my blog –> Maria Russell Designs.

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Witch Sisters stamp set.  I love HALLOWEEN and if I can celebrate it all-year round, I definitely would.

 

I started by stamping my images on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored my images in with my Copic markers and used by precision scissors to fuzzy cut the images.

 

I used an apartment die from my stash to die-cut the pieces I needed to create the “cottage” for my cute little witches.  I adhered the pieces onto a black card base and added the witches.

 

To finish my design, I fuzzy-cut a black cat image from the All Hallow’s Eve 6×6 paper pad collection by American Crafts.  I colored the cat’s eyes with my Green Copic marker.  I also stamped my sentiment on a scallop oval and added this piece on the awning.  Here’s my card:

 

I really love how this card turned out.  To add a little whimsical touch, I added some Stardust Stickles on the candle flame  Here’s another look:

 

 

I also added a small ghost on the sentiment:

 

 

I hope you got inspired today!  Please visit Kindred Stamps to purchase the Witch Sisters stamp set that I used today.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

 

Crafter’s Essentials 1 Die Set by Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week so far! Maria here with you today sharing some cards, showcasing the new Crafter’s Essentials 1 die set and a lot of products available at the shop.  This Crafter’s Essentials 1die-set is a must-have!  This set contains 12 steel-rule dies that you can use for all of your paper crafting projects!  Here’s what it looks like:

For my first card today, I stamped some images on some white card stock with my Lawn Fawn Jet black ink using my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform tool.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers and die-cut them using the coordinating dies.

I also die-cut another piece of white card stock using the storybook die from the set.  I wanted to create a birthday card.  I stamped the small images on the card stock and assembled my card.

I really love how this card turned out.  There are so many possibilities using this Crafter’s Essentials 1 die-set.  I also love all of the stitching details! Here another look:


For my second card below I wanted to use some new sequin and confetti mixes from the Shop and some Nuvo crystal drops.  I also used the new My Tribe stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps.   Here’s my shaker card:

This shaker card is actually going to a friend of mine who is also crazy about crafting!  I am so thankful that she is a part of my tribe!

I hope you got inspired today.  The Crafter’s Essentials 1die set is sold out at the moment but more are coming in the next 7 days or so.  You can RESERVE the dies so you don’t miss out again.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day 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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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Newton’s Kitchen

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It is the last day of the May reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs  and we have saved the best for last!  Don’t forget to check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post for a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day.  [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 today’s project, the design team is showcasing Newton’s Kitchen stamp set with the coordinating dies.  I absolutely ADORE this stamp set!

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I stamped my images on some smooth white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.  For every stamp release, I color images more than I need and save the ones I didn’t use for another project later on.

I wanted to create a cute scene for Chef Newton here so I die-cut some pieces of colored card stock using a die from my stash.  I adhered the die-cut pieces onto my card stock, and added Chef Newton in the middle.  Here is Newton’s bakeshop:

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To finish my design, I added the giant cupcake and apple pie from the Love A La Carte stamp set (retired).

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I stamped the sentiment on some die-cut panel and adhered it on my card.  Here’s another look:

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I have another card that I made using this set, but I also mixed it with the Made From Scratch stamp set, with the Frames and Flags die.

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I absolutely LOVE mixing and matching stamp sets by Newton’s Nook. Here’s another look:

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Kitchen” 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 June 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 22nd.

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

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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