It’s A Hot Chocolate Kind of Day – Fall/Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

Hello my fellow coffee-lovers!  This is my second post for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop.  I wanted to enter another card today showcasing some of my favorite stamp sets by Newton’s Nook Designs.

For my card below, I am featuring the Cup of Cocoa stamp set and its coordinating dies, the Sweater Weather stamp set and coordinating dies and the Sky borders die set.

Just like my first blog post, I stamped the images on Copic friendly ink and colored them  in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  I inked up a piece os Bristol smooth white card stock with my Distress Oxide inks and used a circle trio die from my stash to cut the windows.

I adhered the colored background onto my card base with some foam adhesive.  I also die-cut another piece of white card stock using the sky borders die set.   I adhered the images with foam adhesive and some Nuvo liquid glue.


To finish my design, I die-cut the little bows and also stamped the sentiment.  Here’s a little close-up of my card:


I don’t know about you but this kitty cat certainly makes me want to put on some skinny jeans, UGG boots and comfy sweater and drink hot chocolate all day long!  Okay, maybe not all day because I now have low-tolerance on caffeine but maybe two cups will be my limit!  Haha!  Here’s another look:


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


Love You Card with Newton’s Nook

Hello everyone! Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I thought I’d make a simple card today, showcasing the Sweater Weather and Newton Dreams of Italy stamp sets with the Frames and Flags Dies and Land Border die to create a mask.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink using my stamping tool.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies using my Vagabond 2 die-cutting machine.


I die-cut another piece of mask with the land border dies and distressed my background using Broken China distress oxide ink with my mini ink blending tool.  I removed the mask and used a clouds stencil from my stash to create my pink sky.  I know it doesn’t look realistic but Valentine’s Day is all about pinks, reds and blues, haha!


I die-cut my colored background using the Scallop Square included in the Tags and Flags dies and adhered it on my card base using my favorite Xyron Mega Tape Runner.  I adhered my little critters with foam tape to give it some dimension.  I used my favorite Sharpie White Pen to add some details to the water, the critters and the wine bottle.

I finished my design by using the Kat Scrappiness Pet Sentiments dies and adhered it onto my card, and used glossy accents to the paw to add some shine.

Here’s the card:


I hope you got inspired today. Thank you so much for stopping by. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have a great day!

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