Cheers, Witches! With Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Newton’s Nook fans! I am so glad you joined me today and I am also up on the Newton’s Nook blog, sharing this cute Halloween card from the new August product release. I didn’t get to join in the fun because I was traveling but rest assured that you will be seeing a lot more throughout the month.

It is so much fun to mix and match a couple of stamp sets and for today’s project, I am showcasing the Brooms & Boos stamp set and dies, Count Newton stamp set and dies, along with the Spooky Street Stamp set.

Step-by Step Instructions:

  • Stamp images on Neenah solar white card stock with alcohol-friendly ink and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • Die-cut colored images using coordinating dies.
  • Die cut some extra elements on black card stock to create the spooky scene, using the land borders die set and extra tombstone from the Count Newton die set.
  • Apply some Unicorn ink on the edges of the tombstone, land and grass borders for added texture.
  • Use a circle die to die-cut some masking paper and adhere to an A2-size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock.
  • Ink-blend this panel with distress oxide ink.
  • Use distress sprayer to add water droplets to the ink-blended panel for added texture and interest.
  • Pick up excess water with some paper towel and remove the mask.
  • Stamp the spooky tree, bats and sentiment using black ink.
  • Adhere the hill and grass border on the card using tape runner.
  • Use white gel pen to add some detail to the black tombstone.
  • Adhere the rest of the elements to finish the scene.

I really LOVE creating halloween cards and this will be the first of many halloween cards I’ll be posting on this blog. Here’s a closer look:

The white pigment ink on the tombstone, hill and grass border added more texture and interest to this spooky scene, don’t you think?

That is all for today! I hope this spooky card will entice you to start thinking about Halloween! The supplies are listed and linked below for your reference*. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy crafting!



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Treat Basket For Your Little Ghouls & Goblins

This is a cute little project that you guys can make for your kids; or give as gifts to adults. I was trying to use up the Halloween designer series paper that I acquired over the summer. I will be making a lot of these cute little baskets to give to my daughter’s friends at school, and some of her teachers.

The materials I used are:

Card Stock – cut a 6 x 6
Designer Series Paper – you need 6 pieces measuring 1 7/8 x 1 7/8

Basket handle (Wisteria Wonder card stock) – 1 piece cut at 3/4 inch X 8 inches
Decorative paper (spiderweb) basic black card stock cut at – 1 inch. by 8 inches

Decorative Scallop circle card stock punched at 2 inches
Witch stamped on 1 1/2 inch. circle

Halloween Hello Stamp Set – Stampin Up – Item No. 131721

Decorative Label Punch – Stampin Up – Item No. 120907

Sticky Strip

You should put Hershey’s kisses or Chocolate covered raisins to make it look like “witch poop”. The sentiment reads: