NND April Release – Little Lilies & April Showers

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It’s the last day of the April reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   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 today’s cards, the design team is showcasing the Little Lilies stamp set and coordinating dies as well as the April Showers stamp set.

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For my first card, I wanted to create a simple border around the image to make it pop.  I first stamped and colored my Little Lilies using the stamp and die-cut the same with the coordinating dies.  I die-cut the white border using a die from my stash.  I also die-cut another piece of white card stock and colored it green to make it look like a grass hill.

To finish my design, I added some glossy accents to the tiny lilies to make it look more realistic and added the pink bow on the frame using the Pines and Holly die set.  Here’s my first card:

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I just love the simplicity of this stamp set!

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For my second card, I die-cut a rectangle mask using my Inkadinkado masking paper and place it onto my card.  I stamped the little images around the masked area, and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I also added tiny blue dots to fill out the space.  I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment in the middle.  Here’s my second card:

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I love the sentiment on this stamp set and this is definitely another must-have to add to your collection.

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Would you like to win the “Little Lilies” Stamp Set or the “April Showers” stamp set?  Each 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 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

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND April Release – Umbrella Pals

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It’s Day 3 of the April reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   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 today’s cards, the design team is showcasing the SUPER ADORABLE Umbrella Pals stamp set and Umbrella Pals coordinating dies.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS stamp set!  The images on this set are so stinking cute!  This will certainly make anyone’s day!

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As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to create a shaker card!   I started out by stamping my images onto Neenah solar white card stock.  I also stamped Newton and his girlfriend from the Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set.   I used all the coordinating dies to die cut my images.

I die-cut another piece of 110 lb. smooth white card stock using the Frames & Flags die set to create my window.  I adhered my Acetate sheet onto the window panel, and added foam tape.  I also die-cut a piece of white card stock using the Sky Border dies,  for the clouds, and another piece using the Land Border dies for the grass.   I colored the “grass” with my Copic markers.

I used my sparkling clear sequins for my shaker element to make it look like water.  Here’s my first card:

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Don’t you just love the colors?   I think this card is so cheerful and will definitely brighten someone’s day!

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For my second card, I die-cut the umbrellas three times using the dies and colored them it with my Copic markers.  I used my handmade sky stencil with the Sky border dies to create the clouds.  Here’s my second card:

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Would you like to win the “Umbrella Pals” 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 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

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND April Release – Wedding Frills and Floral Lace Stencil

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It’s Day 2 of the April reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   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 my projects today the design team is showcasing the Wedding Frills stamp set and coordinating dies with the Floral Lace Stencil.   This stamp set is so elegant and versatile, you can use this for any occasion, not just for weddings!

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The stencil is so beautiful and perfect for Spring-themed projects, or Mother’s Day cards, or Just-Because!

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For my first card, I started out by cutting an A2 size Bristol Smooth white card stock.  I used my palette knife and my Deco Foil Transfer Gel by Therm O Web to cover the card stock with the gel.  I let it dry for about an hour until the gel looked clear and not opaque.  I cut an A2 size Sparkling Silver Gina K Designs Fancy Foils by Therm O Web and put it on top of my gel-covered panel (sparkly side up).  I inserted both pieces inside my folded typing paper then run it through my laminator.

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On a piece of vellum, I used my anti-static powder tool then stamped my images and sentiment with Versa-mark ink, and covered it with my white embossing powder.  I used my Wagner heating tool to heat-set the sentiment and image.  I adhered the vellum panel on top of my foiled background.  I finished the design by adding the iridescent ribbon.  Here’s my first card:

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Don’t you just love the shine and texture on this card?  Here’s a little close-up:

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For my second card, I wanted to create a wreath with the flowers included int he stamp set.  I first drew a circle on my card stock with a pencil then stamped the flowers around the circle with my memento tuxedo black ink.  I waited for a few seconds to let the ink dry.  I used my eraser to erase the pencil lines and colored my images with my Copic markers.

To finish my design, I added some sequins to the colored panel and stamped the sentiment inside the floral wreath.  Here’s my second card:

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Here’s a close-up:

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Would you like to win the “Wedding Frills” 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 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

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND April Release – Newton’s Graduation & Essential Alphabet Dies

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I get super excited each month as we start our reveals of the new stamp set, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.   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 our first reveal day, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Graduation stamp set and coordinating dies with the Essential Alphabet dies.   I know I probably say this but you are going to love the new stamps and dies, and the new stencil this month.  The new Essential Alphabet die is a must-have!  They are just the perfect size and you can use it for your cards, scrapbook layouts, planners and traveler’s notebooks, etc.

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I started out by stamping my images onto Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

I cut 3 A2 size pieces of smooth white card stock and die-cut my alphabets using the Essential Alphabets dies, three times in a row.  I prefer to keep the dies intact so I don’t have to worry about finding the letters the next time I use them for my projects.  These cards are very simple so without further ado, here’s the first one:

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Here’s a close-up:

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I wanted my second card to be more colorful, so I used a rainbow patterned paper.  I also die-cut the clouds using the Sky Border dies, and added Stardust Stickles on the edges to make it look more whimsical.

Even though you can hardly see it in the photo, I also added glossy accents to the globe.  Here’s the second card:

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Here’s a close-up:

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

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

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Today the Newton’s Nook Designs Team is proud to be hopping along for the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog hop!

We are joining Veronica Zalis and tons of other amazing stampers to help raise autism awareness!  We hope you will help us spread the word and follow along with us.  There are going to be TONS of fun prizes too – including a $25 store credit from Newton’s Nook Designs!  To learn more about this hop and see a complete list of sponsors and prizes, please visit this blog post by Veronica Zalis here.

For my project below, I am showcasing the Once Upon a Princess stamp set with the Uplifting Wishes stamp set.   I also used the blue foil by Therm-O-Web.

I started out by searching Autism awareness images on google.  I found the one that looked like a puzzle piece in black.  I saved the image in my computer and printed it out on Neenah 80 lb. card stock using my laser printer.   Since blue is the color for Autism Awareness, I wanted to foil this piece and make it look like a balloon.  I run it through my laminating machine with the foil.

 

I stamped my Princess and the little frog prince with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

I cut a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used my handmade stencil using the Sky border dies to create my sky.  Since I am already using too much blue in this card, I wanted the sky to look different and sort of ethereal.  I used my Antique Linen and Tattered Rose distress Oxides for the sky.  I die-cut a piece of mint green card stock for the grass using the sky border dies as well.  I drew the balloon and confetti strings with my Micron Pens.  I finished the design by adding a heart enamel sticker on the puzzle and stamped my sentiment.

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Here’s a little close-up:

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I just love the simplicity of this card!  I hope you got inspired today.  I have also listed and linked the supplies I used below.

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop?

Here’s how to win: To win this bonus prize, comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the posts linked below.  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 April 8th at 11:55 pm EST to comment  —  winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday April 10th. 

 

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NND March Release – Birthday Essentials Stamp Set

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I’m kind of a bit bummed because it is the last day of the March reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today is also your last opportunity to leave comments on the DT’s blogs for a chance to win each stamp set during release week.  Please 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 WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For my cards today, I am showcasing the Birthday Essentials stamp set, Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set and coordinating dies with the Bubbly stencil and the Lovely Blooms stamp set.  Here’s what the Birthday Essentials stamp set looks like and the Bubbly stencil.

For my first project, I wanted to make a first wedding anniversary card for a friend of mine.  She and her husband are cat-lovers as well so I thought the Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set would be perfect for this.  I started by coloring the images with my Copic markers and used the coordinating die to die-cut the piece.

 

On a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of smooth white card stock, I used the Bubbly stencil to add some color to my background, with some distress oxide inks and my sponge dauber.  I also hit embossed the sentiment on black card stock with white embossing powder.  I finished the design by adding glossy accents to the bubbles.  Here’s my first card:

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For my second card, I wanted to do a simple Happy Birthday card.  I stamped my images onto Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I also stamped my sentiment with my Versafine Black Onyx ink.  I used a Double-stitched Square rectangle die by Kat Scrappiness to die cut a portion of my card front.  I adhered it back with foam adhesive to give it some dimension.  To finish my design, I added some green and white dots.  Here’s my second card:

 

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Here’s a close-up:

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Did you get inspired this week by all of the amazing projects by the design team?  I did!  I am so honored to be working with these beautiful and very talented ladies!

 

Would you like to win the “Birthday Essentials” 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, March 15th, at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 16th.

 

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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Easter Peeps with Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty peeps! (pun intended! haha!)  I am back today to share with you some fun Easter cards, showcasing the Stitched Easter Bunny outline dies, the Never-ending Circle dies, Brush Script Happy Easter die, Fancy Scalloped Stitched Border dies, and a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

I started out by die-cutting my bunnies with different colored card stocks.  For one of the bunnies, I adhered some googly-eyes and drew the mouth with my black Copic multi-liner pen.  I colored the cheeks and the ears with my R00 Copic marker.

I die-cut a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and inked the background with Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick distress oxide, using my mini-ink blending tool.  I sprayed the background with water to give it a distress look.  I used the Fancy Scalloped Stitched Border dies to give my card stock a decorative edge.  I die-cut another piece in light blue to layer it together.  I adhered this piece onto my card base.

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I die-cut another piece of white card stock using my Rectangle Stick Frame by Your Next stamp, also available at the shop, and adhered this piece on my foreground.    My stamped my sentiment using my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform.

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Using a mini action wobbler,  I adhered the bunny in the center of the frame.

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Here’s my first card:

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For my second card, I colored another piece of Bristol smooth card stock with my Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey distress oxides.  I used the Never-Ending circle dies to cut some circles on my foreground.  I adhered this piece to my colored background with my foam tape to give it some dimension.  I adhered the cute peeps on each circle.

I finished my design by adhering some white pompoms on the bunnies, and added the script sentiment “Happy” from the Brush Script Happy Easter die and stamped the sentiment “EASTER”.  I also used my white gel pen to add some details to the script sentiment.  Here’s my second card:

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Aren’t these cards so much fun?  I love how they turned out.  I hope you got inspired today.  I have also listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

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NND March Release – Birthday Essentials Stamp Set

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Are you loving the release so far?  It is now the 3rd day of the March reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  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 WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For my project today, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Birthday Balloons and the Newton’s Birthday Balloons coordinating dies.

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As soon as I saw this stamp set, I immediately thought of creating a scene where Newton is floating up in the air with his balloons BUT I wanted the sky to look unique, than your regular blue and white!  I also pictured glitter dust, everywhere!

 

I started with die-cutting my 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, using the Sky Borders die set.  I inked it up with Tattered Rose and Antique Linen distress oxide inks, with my mini ink blending tools.

 

To add the glitter dust on my background, I used my Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder in Perfect Gold and added it on a clear acrylic block with some water.  I used my watercolor brush to sprinkle the color onto the card stock.  This created some cute glittery-gold sparkle dust on my colored background.

 

To finish my design, I used my Clouds stencil that I created using the Sky Borders Die, and colored my card base using the Antique Linen distress oxide with my ink blending tool.  I also heat-embossed the sentiment on black card stock and added some details to the balloons with my Sharpie White paint pen.  Here’s my card:

 

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Here’s another photo to show you the gold glitter dust:

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birthday Balloons” 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, March 15th, at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 16th.

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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NND March Release – Uplifting Wishes and Balloon Shaker Die

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Who’s been looking forward to day 2 of the March reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs?  Today’s reveal is AMAZING!  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 WordPress 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 cards, the design team is showcasing the Uplifting Wishes stamp set with the Balloon Shaker die. Yay!   I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shaker die.  It is so much fun and what’s good about this is the Uplifting stamp set will fit inside the balloon shaker!

 

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I started out by making my own clouds stencil using the Sky Borders die by Newton’s Nook.  I inked up my Neenah Solar White card stock measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 with my handmade stencil with Broken China distress oxide ink and my ink blending tool to create the sky.  I also colored the hills with my Cracked Pistachio distress oxide ink.  I used my copic marker to create the grass.

 

I stamped my bunny and butterflies images using the Bitty Bunnies stamp set and colored them in with my copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

 

I die-cut the colored background using the balloon shaker die.  I colored my card base with my Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber distress oxide inks to create a colorful balloon.

 

On a piece of heat resistant acetate sheet, I stamped my sentiment using versamark ink and heat embossed it with my white embossing powder.  I adhered the acetate sheet onto the die-cut piece to create my shaker balloon and added the butterflies and the hearts.  I used the sparkling clear sequins as my shaker element.  Here’s my card:

 

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For my second card, I used the Llama from the Llama Delivery stamp set and die cut the image using the coordinating die.  This Llama was released before the holidays last year but you can also use this set for a birthday card.

 

I wanted the balloon to be the focal point on this card.  I inked up a piece of white card stock with my Tattered Rose distress oxide ink and die cut it with the balloon shaker die.  I also die-cut different colors of card stock using the confetti die from this new set as my shaker element.   This balloon shaker die set is so much fun and a must-have!

 

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Here’s my second card.  Isn’t she a cutie patootie with that big balloon?  This card is so simple but I love how it turned out.

 

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Which one is your favorite?  I hope you got inspired today.  I also listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Have a wonderful day!

 

Would you like to win the “Uplifting Wishes” 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, March 15th, at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 16th.

 

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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