Happy Easter Card with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends!  The weather has been so unpredictable lately and I know some of you are having some major snow storm.  I hope my colorful card today will cheer you up a little.  For today’s project, I am showcasing the Bunny Tails Stencil, Hop Into Spring Stamp Set and coordinating dies along with the Circle Frames die set, Land Border die set and Clouds Stencil.

I stamped the image on Neenah solar white card stock using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut the image.

I cut another panel of Neenah solar white card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I sprayed my Bunny Stencil (#1) with Pixie Spray.  I waited for the stencil to dry a little and placed it on top of my card stock.  The pixie spray gave it some light tack so that it didn’t shift while blending the colors.  I used some low tack tape to mask-off the the lower portion of the stencil so that the colors don’t contaminate each other.  I used my blending brushes to add pink, then peach, yellow, blue and purple.  The bunny tails were added using stencil #2 with some textured paste and my palette knife for added texture and dimension.  I set this aside for about half an hour to let it dry and added foam tape at the back of the panel.

I used the “positive” die-cut to pencil the lines on my notecard.  I then used my clouds stencil and some dye ink to create the clouds.  The grass panel was die-cut using the same circle die that I used to create the window and the land border die.  I foam-mounted the focal panel onto the notecard.  I also added the grass and the bunny with some glue.  I finished my design by stamping the sentiment on some black card stock.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I fussy-cut the sentiment with my precision snips and adhered to the card with glue.  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by!

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NND February Release Day 4 – Newton’s Rainy Day Trio & Daffodils

 

 

 

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out Monday and Tuesday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 4, we are showcasing the Newton’s Rainy Day Trio stamp set and coordinating dies along with the Daffodils stamp set and coordinating dies.

For my first card, I started with an A2 size panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock and created the background using the Hills & Grass stencil and Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink.  To create the rain, I used the Raindrops stencil. with Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink.   I slightly offset the stencil and used some texture paste for added texture and dimension.  I set this aside to dry for about 30 minutes.

I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I colored the images in with alcohol markers and positioned my dies with some purple tape to die-cut them out.  I originally colored the gray kitty’s hat with a different color and it just didn’t look good.  I thought about throwing the image and stamping again but since I already spent too much time coloring the other kitties, I decided to keep it.  I stamped the hat and boots on a patterned paper and fussy cut them with my precision snips, so that I can paper-piece and cover my mistake!  I adhered them with liquid glue.  I did the same thing to the umbrella.

I adhered the image on the card panel and added to an A2-size notecard.  I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.

The next card below is fairly simple.   I stamped the images a few times on some Neenah solar white card stock and used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color them in.

I used the darker marker to add some dots and more texture to the flowers, and also gave it a slight tint of blue outline to make them stand out.  This brought it to life as you can see on the close-up below!

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and added some White AB solid confetti mix.

 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s rainy Day Trio or the “Daffodils” Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

 

Here’s how to win:  Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th.

 

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

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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Hoppy Spring with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hoppy spring!  I know things are so scary for all of us at the moment and creating cards is the one thing that calms my soul.  Without this hobby, I’d probably go nuts!  My husband and I are currently stuck overseas and we are not allowed to go anywhere (or fly home)!  I am sure a lot of you are in the same situation so let us all pray and hope that this pandemic will go away soon!  This is why I decided to share some cheerful shaker card today, showcasing the Hop into Spring stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Framework die set, Woodland Picnic stamp set and coordinating dies, Sky Scene builder dies, Land Border die set and the Essential Alphabet dies.   

 

To make my shaker card, I started by die-cutting some Bristol smooth white card stock using the biggest die from the Framework die set.  I ink-blended this panel with Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar distress oxide inks.  I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on this panel and dabbed it with my paper towel to dry.  I used a stitched circle die from my stash to die-cut the colored panel to create my window and adhered this piece on an embossed white card stock.  I also used the same circle die to die-cut the grass using the Land Borders die.

 

I stamped the two bunnies from the Hop Into Spring and Woodland Picnic stamp sets on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

 

To create my scene, I used the Sky Builder die set to die cut the sun ad clouds and the word “SPRING” using the Essential Alphabet die set.  Now that I have all of the elements I needed, I started to assemble my card.

 

I added some acetate sheet on my ink-blended panel and foam adhesive to create my well. I adhered the grass and clouds with some liquid adhesive. I added some iridescent hearts as my shaker element.

 

I used “Press N Seal” to line up the letters on my card and adhered them using some liquid glue.

 

 

 

I stamped the word “hoppy”  with Versafine Onyx Black ink and finished my design by adding white dots to the flower using my white gel pen.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful today!  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 4 – Woodland Picnic

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I am always a bit bummed when it’s the last day of the month’s reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first three days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You 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 projects today, the design team is showcasing the Woodland Picnic stamp set and coordinating dies.

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

 

The card front was ink blended with some distress oxide ink.  I adhered this piece on an A2 size, side-folding card base.

 

I stamped the critters on some Neenah solar white card stock and used the coordinating die to cut them out.  I also used some dies from my stash to cut the little bridge, the sun and the grass panels.  I adhered these pieces on the card front with some liquid and foam adhesives.

 

I finished my design by stamping the little ants and added black dots using my black gel pen for some added texture and interest.  I also added the 6 mm Pink Heart Droplets in the middle of the sun.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

That’s it for this week.  I hope you like my projects for the June release.

Would you like to win the “Woodland Picnic” 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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 3 – Newton Hangs Out & Newton’s Picnic

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It is the third day of the June reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out Monday and Tuesday’s reveals.  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 projects today, the design team is showcasing the Newton Hangs Out stamp set and coordinating dies and the Newton’s Picnic stamp set and coordinating dies.

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Here’s my first card:

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I started with an A2 size watercolor patterned paper and used the small cloud image from the Newton Hangs Out stamp set and stamped it all over the paper.  I adhered this piece onto an A2 size side-fold card base.

I stamped the image on some Neenah solar white card stock and used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I also used some dies from my stash to cut the scalloped border and the sun.  I adhered these pieces on the card front with some liquid and foam adhesives.

To finish my design, I added the heart sequin in the middle of the sun and used one of my favorite sentiments from the Cat-itude stamp set (revealed on Monday).  Here’s a closer look:

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I created a fun shaker card for my next project, using the Newton’s Picnic stamp set.  To begin, I stamped the image on Neenah solar white and colored him in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I die-cut the image using the coordinating die.

The front panel was ink blended with distress oxide ink and I used the clouds border die to create my own stencil.  I adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.

The white border frame was die-cut using a die from my stash.  I add

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Here’s a closer look:

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Would you like to win the “Newton Hangs Out” or the “Newton’s Picnic” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 2 – Say Woof Stamp Set & Woof Stencil

It is the second day of the June reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  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 projects today, the design team is showcasing the Say Woof stamp set and the Woof Stencil:

Here’s my card:

I started with an A2-size Bristol smooth panel and ink blended this using my blending tools and distress oxide inks.  I sprayed the panel with some water and dabbed it with some paper towel to get the distress look.  I used the speech bubble die to die-cut the panel and stamped this piece with some Versamark ink and sprinkled white embossing powder, then heat-set with my heating tool.  To add more texture and interest, I used the Woof stencil and Moonstone glimmer paste.

The film strip was die-cut 3 times and I adhered them together to add some dimension.  I stamped and colored the dogs from the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To assemble the card, I adhered the front panel to a side-fold card base, then added the film strip with some liquid adhesive.  The dogs were adhered using foam adhesive.  Lastly, I added the speech bubble with some foam tape to make it stand out.

Here’s a closer look:

I made another card using the Say Woof stamp set and the Woof stencil.  Here’s what it looks like:

Don’t you just love the sentiment on this card?!  I know all dog-lovers will agree that “dog hair” is our glitter, haha!  This stamp set is another must-have!

Would you like to win the “Say Woof” 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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 4 – Walking Woofs

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I am always a bit bummed when it’s the last day of the month’s reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first three days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You 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 projects today, the design team is showcasing the Walking Woofs stamp set and coordinating dies.

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Walking Woofs stamp set & coordinating dies

I am so IN-LOVE with this stamp set.  I am a dog/pet lover and when I saw this set, my heart just melted!   If hubby and I only have about about 5 acres of land, we will definitely own a dozen of dogs, 4 cats, a couple of chickens, a pigmy Llama, some guinea pigs and a Cockatoo.  Haha!   You can never have too much happy, indeed!

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How I made the card:

  • stamp the images on Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.  I used my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
  • use my “handmade stencil” die-cut from the Sky Borders die to add the sky with some make-up brushes and light blue ink.

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  • use another stencil from my stash to add the grass with some Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink.
  • stamp the sentiment on the card with some black ink.
  • color some card stock using the Spectrum Noir Orange Blend TriBlend markers and die-cut the word Happy from the die-set.
  • adhere this piece on the card with some liquid glue.
  • finish the design by adding some red hearts.

Here’s a closer look:

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I don’t usually make one-layer cards but this image is so BEAUTIFUL I didn’t think it needed anything more!

Would you like to win the “Walking Woofs” 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, May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 3 – Newton Cleans Up

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It is the third day of the May reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out Monday and Tuesday’s reveals.  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 projects today, the design team is showcasing the Newton Cleans Up stamp set and coordinating dies.  For my card today, I also used the Christmas Cuddles stamp set and the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set.

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Newton Cleans Up Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to create a colorful background and layer the cascading stars with some Moonstone Glimmer paste.

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How I made it:

  • stamp the images on Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.  Die-cut the images using the coordinating die.
  • stamp (and color) the presents images from the Newton Christmas Cuddles stamp set and the balloons from the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set and die-cut them using the coordinating dies.
  • on a piece of some A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock, use some distress oxide inks and mini ink blending tools to color the background.  cut about 1/4 inch off this piece.

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  • use the distress sprayer to spritz some water on the colored background and pick it up with some dry paper towel.
  • use the cascading stars stencil and some Moonstone glimmer paste to add some glittery stars on the background.  Set this aside to dry for about half an hour.
  • die-cut a piece of some black card stock and use the smallest die from the Framework die set.
  • stamp and sentiment with versamark-ink, sprinkle it with some white embossing powder and heat-set using the heating tool.
  • adhere the colored background on an A2 size card base.  Adhere strips of black and white patterned paper on the side with some black strip of card stock.
  • adhere the rest of the images on the card with some liquid glue and foam adhesive.
  • finish the design by adding glossy accents to the balloons and white dots using some white gel pen.

Here’s a closer look:

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I absolutely love the colorful background and the stamp set is so cute, it can be used for any occasion!

Would you like to win the “Newton Cleans Up” 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, May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 2 – Dainty Daisies

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It is the second day of the May reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  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 projects today, the design team is showcasing the Dainty Daises stamp set and coordinating dies.

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Here’s my card:

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How I made it:

  • stamp the images on Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • on a piece of Neenah solar white card stock, use the Tree Rings stencil and some distress oxide inks to ink up the background.
  • without removing the stencil, use some Moonstone Glimmer paste to add some glitter and dimension to the background.  Set it aside to dry for at least 30 minutes.
  • adhere the Dainty Daisies images on the card with some liquid adhesive and foam adhesive.
  • stamp the sentiment on the card.
  • finish the design by adding sparkling clear jewels.

Here’s a closer look:

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I love the simplicity of this card design.  I think this stamp set is a must-have for sure because you can use this set for any occasion.

Would you like to win the “Dainty Daisies” 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, May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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