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 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

Halloween Shadowbox Card – Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge

September SYS

Welcome back!  Today I’m sharing my contribution to this months Stock Your Stash Challenge at Reverse Confetti (find all the details here).

I don’t typically send Halloween cards but maybe if what I’m sending could double as “decor” I might reconsider!

Halloween Shadowbox WM

This shadowbox card was so easy to make with the stitched window confetti cut die.  I cut down a piece of black cardstock to 5.5″ x 8.5″.  Instead of scoring at 4.25″ like you would for an A2 card, score at 3 1/4″, 4″, 7 1/4″ and 8″.  Die-cut the window from one of the 3 1/4″ sections (ideally the one that has the 3/4″ sections on either side of it).  If you want to add a greeting to the front, now is the time!

Finally, just fold it up and attach the 1/2″ side on the other 3 1/4″ side and you’ll have a shadowbox. (Wow, this sounds way more complicated than it really it!).

I then cut a piece of white cardstock to fit over the back panel and used Distress Oxide ink to blend a night sky background.

I also stamped the tree from Halloween Gnomes directly on the ink blended panel.  I used Copics to color over it.  When your panel is ready, it can be attached to the back of your shadowbox card.

Then stamp, color and cut the houses, bat, headstones and moon from Halloween Gnomes.  Attach one of the houses, headstones and moon to the back using foam adhesive.  Attach the second house to the front of the shadowbox (just scoot it down to make it look like a smaller house).  The bat is attached using a small strip of transparency.

And that’s it!  You now have a cute card that will still fit in a standard A2 envelope when folded flat and give the recipient something fun to display during the Halloween season!

Halloween Shadowbox Close Up

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to join the challenge!

Products Used

Halloween Gnomes stamp set

Halloween Gnomes Confetti Cuts

Rounded Stitched Window Confetti Cuts