Newton’s Nook Designs January Release and Giveaway – Day 4

Hello friends and welcome to Day 4 of the Newton’s Nook January release! I’m so excited to share the final projects I’ve been working on this month!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday January 22nd!

My first project uses the new Newton’s Mug stamp set and coordinating dies:

Now since I’m new here, I’m going to warn you that I’m pretty much always going to color Newton just like this because that’s what my cat, Ginger, looks like. And yes, her name is Ginger but she isn’t orange – long story for another day!

Thank you card by Samantha VanArnhem using Newton's Mug stamp and coordinating dies, Caffeinated Cats stamp set, Frames and Flags die set, Furr-ever Friends stamp set
Products Used: Newton’s Mug stamp and coordinating dies, Caffeinated Cats stamp set, Frames and Flags die set, Furr-ever Friends stamp set (tiny heart on tea bag)

I wanted to provide some kind of subtle background for the image from the Newton’s Mug set and Caffeinated Cats seemed like a perfect fit!

I started by stamping that image in a very pale gray ink and then die cut it using the largest die from the Frames and Flags die set. I trimmed the scalloped edge from the stamped background but still left the stitching detail. I also cut a second frame with the same die from a bright yellow cardstock. Layered together they provided a perfect background!

I did include pieces of scrap cardstock under the stamped background (you could also use foam) before attaching it to the yellow frame to provide a little dimension. It would be fine without it though if you’re concerned about bulk when mailing.

After stamping the image from Newton’s Mug (and adding the little tea bag), I colored it using Copic markers:

  • W00, W1, W3, W5 for the kitty and a little shading on the tea bag
  • Y02, Y08, Y35 for the mug

Once the image was die cut, I attached it to the background with foam tape.

I finished with a sentiment from the same set (I love how it tucks right up next to the mug!) and a tiny little heart on the tea bag (this one is from the Furr-ever Friends stamp set – the first Newton’s Nook stamp set I ever purchased).

Next up is a project using the new Love Cafe stamps and die set:

If you happen to follow my friend Seeka on Instagram (and if for some reason you don’t, you totally should!) you’ve probably seen her kitty peeking around for pastry in her weekend stories. He was the inspiration for this card:

Hello card by Samantha VanArnhem using Love Cafe stamp and die sets, Smitten Kitten stamp and die sets, Circle Frames die set, Newton's Birdhouse stamp set (sentiment), Tumbling Hearts stencil
Products Used: Love Cafe stamp and die sets, Smitten Kitten stamp and die sets, Circle Frames die set, Newton’s Birdhouse stamp set (sentiment), Tumbling Hearts stencil

I started by die cutting two circles using the Circle Frames die set – one white, one my favorite shade of yellow/green. I trimmed the colored cardstock slightly more than halfway to create a “tabletop” for the mugs to sit on.

After stamping the images, I colored them using a combination of Copic and Sketchmarker Brush Pro markers:

  • E41, E42, E43, E44 for the kitty with R00, R20 for the ears and nose (Copic)
  • Y74, Y73, G135, G131, R61, R62 for the mugs (Sketchmarker Brush Pro)

The mugs were attached using foam adhesive with the kitty tucked behind them. I embossed a sentiment from the Newton’s Birdhouse stamp set.

I wanted to finish the card with something subtle in the background so I used the Tumbling Hearts stencil (with, ironically, Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink) to add a bit of pattern. I inked the darkest at the top and let the blending fade about half way down the card front.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Mug” or the “Love Café” 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 blog 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog post on Friday, January 22nd. 

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

22 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Designs January Release and Giveaway – Day 4

  1. OMGoodness, both cards are brilliant! I love kitties! Genius idea to use the coffee cat background stamp on the first card and I love how you’ve added the kitten with the cups on the second card! LOVE!


  2. Such bright and cheerful colors! Love Newton in the mug and the kitten snooping around the cups!! So cute. Fabulous creations.
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  3. What fun & creative cards! Love the bright yellow & subtle stamped cat background on your first card. The kitten you added on your second card looks like he is really interested in a good cup of coffee.


  4. Oh my!! The yellow on the first cards makes me think of lemon in some tea and between the cat peeking out behind the cups in the second card and the shade of green used? Well I’m in love!!!!! Amazing and inspiring cards!


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