Doxies Happy Holidays with Newton’s Nook

Hello my crafty peeps!  I hope you are having a great week so far.  I am back today for Newton’s Nook showcasing a cute older stamp set called Holiday Hounds, mixing it up with Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.  I love that you can mix and match these stamp sets to create some cute cards.

I started out by stamping the doxies and the trees with my memento tuxedo black ink on neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Copic markers and run it through my die-cutting machine with the coordinating dies.  I die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to create my scene using different dies from my collection.

I wanted to create a fun card today so I decided to make a shaker card.  I adhered my “sky” background to my card base first, then adhered the acetate sheets to my frame, and added foam adhesives.

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I die-cut a circle card stock and colored it with my Copic markers to create some shading for the moon, then stamped the flying Santa and reindeers from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.  I adhered the moon to the front panel.

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I added my favorite sequin mixes from Kat Scrappiness for my shaker elements, and adhered my frame to the card panel.  I finished my design by adding Nuvo white Crystal drops to the houses and trees, and glossy accents to the lightbulbs.

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Here is the card:

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I hope you got inspired today to create cute holiday shaker cards.  I have listed and linked the supplies I used in case you are interested.  Have an amazing day!

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Naughty Elves Card & Tag with Kat Scrappiness Naughty Stamp Set

Hello my crafty friends. It’s Maria here with you today with a Christmas Card and Gift Tag project, showcasing the new Kat Scrappiness Naughty Stamp Set, Cross Stitched Square and Cross-Stitched Rectangle Dies and the Stitched Scalloped Nesting Dies.

Since I have a process video for you today, I will keep this blog post short.  Have an amazing day!

Here is the card:

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Here’s the tag:

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Process video:

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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 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 Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

This is my second blog post for today.  I am up on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with this Christmas card, showcasing the Festive Flamingos stamp set, Land Border Dies and the Pines and Holly Die Set.   I wanted to give you a little preview of what’s to come this month on Newton’s Nook.  You will absolutely love the new stamp sets coming out next week.  Please stay tuned.

 

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored the images in with my Comic markers.  I fuzzy-cut the images with my precision cut scissors. I also die-cut the other elements that I needed for the card.    This is a fairly simple card but I love how it turned out.  Here it is:

 

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I hope you like the card.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

LED Tea Light Holder/Treat Box and Halloween Card with Xyron

Hello my crafty friends!  This week, the Xyron Design Team is sharing our Halloween projects.  I am back today to share mine, showcasing some Lawn Fawn products and my favorite adhesives by Xyron i.e., the 1.5 Inch Sticker Maker and the Mega Tape Runner.

This little treat box can also be used as a cute Halloween decor if you put an LED Tea Light inside and it will illuminate the box.   Here are the photos:

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I also have a process video below for you today to show you how I assembled the box.

And here’s an additional Halloween card for you.  Who else loves the Addams Family?  I do.  I used to watch it all the time when I was a kid.  When I saw this stamp set by The Sassy Club, I just knew I had to order them all to create some cute cards, or decorate my planner.   Here’s my card:

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I hope you like my projects today with the process video.   Have an amazing day!

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Xyron and Paper Smooches Collaboration

Hello my crafty friends!  I am super excited because today, the Xyron Design Team is collaborating with Paper Smooches.  Thank you Paper Smooches for the goodies that you have sent us.

 

For my cards today, I am showcasing the Chubby Chums stamp set and the Bunny Card Die .  This set is so adorable!  Please visit www.papersmooches.com to purchase cute stamps and dies.

 

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.   I fuzzy-cut the images with my precision scissors.

 

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Halloween is fast-approaching and I wanted to show you that you can use any stamp set for pretty much any occasion.  I used a frame die from my stash for my little “chubbies” and used my favorite Xyron Mega Tape Runner to adhere it onto my card front.  I also used the tape runner to adhere the critters.

 

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Here’s the card:

 

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Aren’t they adorable?  I added a cute witch’s hat to my Owl and a trick-or-treat bag to my cat.

 

Since I colored so many of the images I wanted to create a birthday card.  I used dies from my stash and to adhere the intricate bow on my card front, I used my Xyron 1.5 Inch Sticker Maker.  When I adhere intricate dies, I always use either my sticker maker or my Xyron Creative Station Lite.

 

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Here’s the birthday card:

 

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Paper Smooches was very generous and also sent us the Bunny Card Die.  Here’s a little foldable treat bag that I made:

 

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I hope you like my projects today.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

Laminated Planner Insert with Xyron Creative Station Lite

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are having a fabulous week so far. I’m back today for Xyron and I have a cute project to show you, using the Creative Station Lite, with a double-sided laminate cartridge.

I have always loved to decorate my planner. If my planner looks organized and beautiful, I get inspired to use it more. Write my thoughts down and update my schedule.

As soon as I open my planner, I would like to see something inspiring, something beautiful. Most of the times the cover that you get when you purchase your planner is plain and boring ~ so I decided to create my own planner insert.

I started out by cutting a Bristol Smooth white card stock measuring 4 ¼ by 6 ¾. I am using my favorite combination of distress oxide inks for galaxy backgrounds (i.e., fossilized amber, picked raspberry, wilted violet, broken china and black soot). Using my mini-ink blending tools, I started to sponge the fossilized amber in the middle, then blended the rest of the distress oxide colors onto my card stock.

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I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on my colored background to achieve the distress look, dabbing the excess water droplets with a paper towel. They look like stars in the sky!

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I stamped by images using a stamp set by Hero Arts onto my colored card stock with memento tuxedo black ink. To add the stars, I stamped them with versa mark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder. I also added the sentiment “We’re All Made of Stardust”. To finish the design, I added some gold star confetti.

Using my Creative Station Lite with a double-sided laminate cartridge, I inserted my decorated planner insert through the machine, cranked the handle, and cut it through using the trimmer on the other side. Here’s what it looks like once it’s fully laminated. I really love that you can use laminate projects using this machine without having to use heat or electricity.  I trimmed the excess with my scissors.

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I used my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes on my planner insert. Here’s what it looks like inside my travel planner.

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Isn’t it beautiful? I absolutely love creating my own planner inserts to decorate my planner. What do you guys think? I hope you like my project today.  For more project inspiration using Xyron products, please visit the Xyron Facebook Group here (https://www.facebook.com/xyroninc/) or the website at www.xyron.com.   I have also listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Have an amazing day!

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Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available, I used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support.


You’re The Best Chapter of My Life

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I finally made another card for my third and final entry for the 2017 Card Design Superstar.   The card that you see below is my entry for the “Coloring Virtuoso” category.  I love MFT Stamps and for today’s card, I am showcasing a lot of these stamps and dies that I have been collecting over the years.  The products I used will be listed below, and they are all available at www.mftstamps.com.

 

I started out by stamping my images from the Our Story stamp set, with the Make Yourself At Home stamp set on white card stock with the MFT Stamps Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  I thought these two stamp sets would be the perfect pair to create my card. I colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I have always loved coloring with my Copic markers!    I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

 

I wanted to give my little girl a nice starry, colorful window background so I used a combination of different inks to blend the colors on smooth white card stock.  I used the Die-namics Starry Circle to die-cut the background.  I also used the same die to die-cut my card front.  I wanted to inlay all of my die-cut elements on the card for my scene.  For the “flooring”, I dry-embossed my white card stock and die-cut it using the Die-namics Stitched Basic Edges 2.

 

Here’s my card:

 

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I hope you like my card.  Please visit http://www.mftstamps.com to purchase the supplies I used for the card.  Have an amazing day!

 

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