Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 4

Hello friends and welcome to Day 4 of the Newton’s Nook holiday release!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday October 15th!

My first project uses the new Prehistoric Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies:

I also used paper from the new Meowy Christmas paper pad:

Now I will admit dinosaurs are not really my thing, but this ended up being one of my favorite cards of this release!

I mean Veloci wrapper – how can you not love it!?

Since we’re talking about gift wrapping, I started with the paper from the Meowy Christmas pad that is covered in presents:

After I colored and die cut the image, I added it to a tag from the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set using foam adhesive. I added the sentiment right below the image.

I then simply added the tag to the card base using foam adhesive and it was done!

My next project uses the Christmas Pheasant stamp and die set – the puns just keep coming and I love them!

Since I already had my tag die out, I used it again to cut a tag from the red polka dot patterned paper and plain white cardstock.

I also cut a circle from the center of the red polka dot tag using a die from the Circle Frames Die Set:

After I attached the two tags together I added the colored and die cut pheasant using foam adhesive and tucked the sentiment in the empty space of the circle.

We are in the process of moving and I had packed away all of my ribbon and twine (oops!) so I just cut a very thin sliver of cardstock and fed it though the hole. I actually really liked the look of it and may do that again!

My last card for this release uses the Heartfelt Holidays set along with the coordinating Heart Frames Die Set:

I took a break from the bright and colorful and decided to use more subtle and neutral tones for this card. I stamped the image with a tan ink and selected different shades of sage green and peach to color it with.

I then cut the image out with the scalloped heart from the Heart Frames Die Set.

I was trying to think of something different to do with the sentiments from this set so I decided to create a bit of a word art background with them using kraft cardstock and white pigment ink. Definitely something I will try again!

Would you like to win the “Prehistoric Christmas” or the “Heartfelt Holidays” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3

Hello friends and welcome to Day 3 of the Newton’s Nook holiday release!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday October 15th!

My first project uses the new Christmas Cocktails stamp set and coordinating dies:

This one also brings in paper from the new Meowy Christmas paper pad:

I may (or may not) have chosen my three favorite cocktails to use on this card! I kind of imaged them sitting together during a holiday party having been set down on a festive table cloth – do you see it?

I decided to use one of the tone on tone papers to brighten up the background rather than just leaving it white. I then added a rectangle from the Frames and Flags Die Set. I cut a piece of the holly and sprigs paper from the same shape but trimmed it down to a little less than half it’s size. This way it still has the stitched detail along the edges.

I had cut a red scalloped rectangle from the same set two with the plans of layering them but it was a little too much red for me so instead I just trimmed an edge to tuck behind one side. Just the right amount of red!

Next up is Dairy Christmas and if there was a set in this release that demanded a scene – this was it!

I started by lightly blending pale blue ink along the top of the card and adding some snowflakes from the Holiday Home set to the sky. I cut solid white cardstock using the Land Borders Die Set to add along the bottom and tucked a fence cut from the Fence Die Set under it.

All the scene needed was our colored and die cut animal images and the perfectly punny sentiment centered right along the bottom!

Would you like to win the “Christmas Cocktails” or the “Dairy Christmas” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2

Hello friends and welcome to Day 2 of the Newton’s Nook holiday release!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday October 15th!

My first project uses the new Holiday Home stamp set and coordinating dies:

This is one of those sets that I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it! That little house is my favorite image and I knew I wanted to pair it up with with one of the large sentiments:

I wanted the color scheme to focus on red and white so I used light gray markers for the majority of the image with a bit a green for the trees and wreath. Obviously, the door needed to be red!

I then cut the image out with the coordinating die and added it to the card front with foam adhesive.

I finished by using red ink to add the sentiment. This would be a really simple card to mass produce!

Next up is Christmas Cactus:

I used three images to create a fuller look on my card – they are very quick to color.

I wanted them to look they were coming out of something so I cut a square from a 4″x5.25″ piece of cardstock using the Frames Squared Die Set and layered them behind the top. I then attached to a card base (I used liquid glue but you could also use foam for more dimension).

To finish I added a sentiment from the same set with a coordinating pink ink.

Would you like to win the “Holiday Home” or the “Christmas Cactus” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 1

Hello friends and welcome to Day 1 of the Newton’s Nook holiday release!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday October 15th!

My first project uses the new Snow Much Cheer stamp set and coordinating dies along with an exciting new addition to the product line at Newton’s Nook Designs – the Meowy Christmas 6×6 paper pad!

Some of my favorite patterns from the new paper release are the tone on tone patterns – they are so versatile! I started by trimming down a sheet of the red checked paper to the size of an A2 card and used the Heart Frames Die Set to cut a heart from the center.

I added a very light blending of blue ink near the top of a white card base and then adhered the patterned paper on top.

I then got to work coloring and die cutting the snow couple image – seemed like the right choice to add onto the heart shaped window.

To finish this card I added a sentiment from the same set on the other side of the heart and filled in the remainder of the white heart with snowflakes.

Next up is the adorable Newton’s Stocking set:

My goal was to create a mantle scene as a home for this sweet image. It’s really just a series of strategically cut squares and rectangles:

I also wanted to try using the new patterned paper to paper piece the stocking. I started by stamping the image on white cardstock and coloring the cat portion of the image. I then stamped onto the green houndstooth paper and trimmed the stocking portion out by hand. I then added the white toe and heal patches, along with Newton on top.

I added the completed stocking to my mantel and finished with a sentiment and the telltale paw prints leading up to the stocking!

Would you like to win the “Snow Much Cheer” or the “Newton’s Stocking”  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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

National Coffee Day – Newton’s Mug by Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy National Coffee Day friends!! I decided to break out my somewhat unloved brown range of distress inks for today’s card.

To create the blended ink panel, I started with a piece of Distress Heavystock and blended a variety of Distress inks to create a background that looks like one of those fancy coffee drinks my daughter orders (shhh…don’t tell but I don’t actually drink coffee).

To give it a little extra something, I splattered a little bit of water on the panel and used a jar I keep at my desk to create the “ring” (just add a little water to the rim and let it set on top of the panel for a minute).

I wanted to use one large image so I chose Newton’s Mug and colored the mug in yellow green colors. Once I die cut it, I added it to the card front with foam adhesive.

The ring created the perfect spot for a heat embossed sentiment (from the same set).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Fall Friends Die Cuts Only Card – Newton’s Nook Designs

Welcome friends to a bit of an extension from last weeks release fun at Newton’s Nook! Sometimes I have too many ideas to squeeze into that week and I keep them in my memory bank for later.

This time I really wanted to focus on using the “bonus” dies from the Fall Friends coordinating die set. Those little pumpkin and leaf dies were just too cute!

I started by selecting a fall palette from my cardstock scraps and cut both pumpkins and the leaf from each. I then added a little bit of shading using a Copic marker that was a bit darker than the cardstock. I didn’t worry to much about blending – just follow along the stitched detail that already exists in the die.

I then placed the die cuts on a panel cut to 3.75″X 5″ (leaving a space in the center for the sentiment from the Signs of Fall stamp set . Once I was happy with the design, I attached them using foam adhesive.

I finished up by adding the sentiment and some stamped “vines” to fill in any empty spaces.

Such a quick and colorful card with lots of possibilities of variations in color or design!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 4

Hello friends and welcome to Day 4 of the Newton’s Nook August release!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday August 20th!

My first project uses the new Signs of Fall stamp set and coordinating dies:

I love this series of sign stamps and this one is no exception! So much easier than trying to mask a bunch of different images to create your own grouping.

I started by ink blending a background (Speckled Egg and Scattered Straw). I actually used some leftover pieces from my Day 2 Count Newton card to create the hills in the same way.

I then stamped falling leaves with the small image included in the Signs of Fall set. Since the ink blending was relatively light, I was able to color over the leaves using Copic markers and still get good coverage.

Once I colored and die cut the focus image, I added to the scene using foam tape.

My last project for this release uses the Heartfelt Fall stamp set:

After so much precise coloring, I decided to go a little more loose for this card.

I started by heat embossing the image in gold. I then used various colors of Distress Ink to create the watercolor effect. Just smoosh the ink pads (I used mini size but either would work) on a glass mat and spray a small amount of water on each color. I used a slightly damp brush to add color to each leaf. Don’t worry about staying in the lines!

I added a sentiment from the same set on a banner from the Banner Trio die set and called it done! Nice and simple!

Would you like to win the “Signs of Fall” or the “Fall Roundabout” 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem – you are here!

Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 3

Hello friends and welcome to Day 3 of the Newton’s Nook August release! Today we switch to the cozy side of fall?

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday August 20th!

My first project uses the new Fall Friends stamp set and coordinating dies – spoiler alert, this might be my favorite product of the release!

I was so excited to see Newton together with his puppy friend in this image so I could color them to look just like my Finn and Ginger (although “friends” might not be a word I would use to describe their relationship):

I knew I wanted to create a “front porch” scene for this image. I started by die cutting a piece of white and a piece of kraft cardstock from the stitched rectangle die that is part of the Frames & Flags die set. To give the look of siding, I cut the white piece into strips that were about 3/4″ wide and added a little bit of gray ink blending along the edges. I then just reassembled the rectangle onto my card base.

I added a trimmed piece of the kraft die cut along the bottom (the image is large enough to cover the seam so no need to worry about how that looks).

After I stamped, colored and die cut the main image, I added it to the background using foam adhesive.

I finished the card with a sentiment placed in one of the “siding” sections using orange ink.

Next up is another really fun image to color, Heartfelt Gourds:

The bulk of the time taken to create this card is the coloring (the most fun part in my opinion). I selected shades of yellow, orange, green and a bit of teal for this image.

I then die cut the image using the Heart Frames die set. I wanted to do something a little different with this image so I used every ounce of courage I had, and I cut it in half! I then attached each side to my card front.

I finished by added my favorite sentiment from the set on a banner from the Banner Trio die set.

Would you like to win the “Fall Friends” or the “Heartfelt Gourds” 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem – you are here!

Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 2

Hello friends and welcome to Day 2 of the Newton’s Nook August release! Cats and Halloween are such a perfect pair so today is Newton’s day to shine!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday August 20th!

My first project uses the new Count Newton stamp set and coordinating dies:

I was so in love with the color combination I used to ink blend yesterday’s card, I wanted to use it one more time for a little cemetery scene featuring Newton!

After blending, I die cut a panel using the Frames & Flags die set. I wanted to add a little more dimension on this card, so I also added some hills cut from the Land Border die set. I started by cutting cardstock with the stitched rectangle die I used for the blended panel and then cut the hills and grass so they would have the same stitching detail along the edges.

Now to add some fun elements to our scene:

I stamped and colored the Count Newton image and tombstones and then die cut them and also die cut the coffin shape from black cardstock (it was the perfect fit a few of the sentiments included in this set!). I attached the images to my background using a combination of liquid glue and foam adhesive.

I finished by adding a few bats from the same set directly onto the blended background.

My next card uses Trick or Treat Kittens along with some of my left over stenciled panel from yesterday’s card:

I started by cutting a background from my leftover Candy Corn stencil piece using the Frames Squared die set. I also cut a banner from black cardstock using the Banner Trio die set to help the candy corn piece pop out from the card base.

After adding the background pieces, I used foam adhesive to attach the colored and die cut image from the Trick or Treat Kittens set.

I finished by tucking in a sentiment right along the bottom.

Would you like to win the “Count Newton”  or the “Trick or Treat Kittens” 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem – you are here!

Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 1

Hello friends and welcome to Day 1 of the Newton’s Nook August release! Whether you like your fall images spooky or cozy, we’ve got you covered this week!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday August 20th!

My first project uses the Brooms & Boos stamp set and coordinating dies:

My first thought when I saw these images was that the three witches were getting together for a party so I decided to create that scene:

I started by ink blending the panel using Distress Oxide ink (mostly Mustard Seed and Seedless Preserves – with a little Crushed Olive and Black Soot to darken up the top and bottom and a bit of Wilted Violet to brighten up the purple section). I then trimmed the ink blended panel to 3 3/4″ x 5″ to leave a small border after it is attached to my cardbase.

I then added a fence for them to gather around using the Fence Die Set cut from black cardstock.

After I colored and die cut the witches and moon, I started building the scene. The witch in the back is attached directly to the ink blended panel using liquid glue. I then used thin foam adhesive strips to attach the fence and trimmed off the excess. The remaining witches were added with liquid glue directly to the fence.

I finished the scene by adding the moon with foam adhesive and directly stamping the sentiment and bats onto the background (I would suggest a stamping platform just in case you need to stamp twice).

Next up is another card using the Brooms & Boos stamp set but this time the new Candy Corn stencil is the star of the show:

I started by creating my candy corn background using a 6×6 piece of white cardstock (I always use a piece the same size as the stencil so I can use the leftovers for other projects – see if you can spot the next project later this week!). I stenciled the yellow and orange sections using Distress Oxide ink (Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed). For the white section, I added Iridescent Glitter Glitz Gel from Gina K for a little sparkle.

After the glitter gel dried, I die cut a piece from the panel using one of the dies from the Frames and Flag die set. I also cut a piece of orange cardstock from the same die.

Now this is where things went a little off track – my intent was to create a portrait style card with an orange “hill” and a “sky” filled with candy corn. I used a die from the Land Border die set to cut the stenciled piece but the end of the die got caught on the edge of my Gemini Jr and shifted so it wasn’t the angle I was planning on. In hindsight, I should have cut the orange piece instead so don’t make my same mistake! I didn’t want to abandon my stenciled piece so I just flipped the orientation and rearranged some of the other elements.

I stamped and die cut a witch (I decided not to color her so the stenciled panel could remain the focal point).

After gluing the orange panel to my card base, I added the stenciled piece and witch with foam adhesive. I finished with a sentiment heat embossed in white.

Crisis averted!

Would you like to win the “Brooms & Boos”  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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem – you are here!

Amanda Wilcox