Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web Collaboration

This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to add use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs products! There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

I have two cards to share with you today – as this ended up being a “two for one” situation:

My favorite thing in the amazing box of goodness I received from Therm O Web was the Prince Periwinkle Deco Foil Transfer Sheets! It’s hard to capture the beautiful color and iridescent effect of this foil in pictures but it’s so unique!

Now a little confession – I own a laminator but it’s still in the box (insert sad face). But the good news was, I also had some Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo to try and it doesn’t require heat! I had my doubts if it would work as well without heat but I was thrilled with how well it turned out and how easy it was!

To start out, I decided to use the new Petite Clouds Stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs. I used a pallet knife to spread the gel over the stencil and let it dry overnight (the directions suggested not waiting more than 12 hours but it still worked fine at closer to 24 hours). I just ran it through my Gemini Jr as instructed and voila!! No heat, all the shiny goodness!

I really didn’t want to cover any more of the clouds than I had to, so I just created a simple sentiment banner (from the Banner Trio die set and the Birthday Roundabout stamp set).

I attached the cloud panel to my card base with foam adhesive and did the same with the banner.

My second card happened because I couldn’t imagine throwing away the “leftover” foil after I transferred the clouds onto my original piece. So instead, I just wrapped the foil around a scrap piece of white cardstock gift wrap style. t gives a fun and unexpected texture to your card!

I finished by attaching the wrapped piece to my card front using foam adhesive and just used the same sentiment stamp along the bottom.

I’m a clean and simple creator at heart so I’m fine with these just as they are but these could also serve as fun backgrounds for almost any stamped and die cut images!

There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

Would you like to win a $40 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog for a chance to win! Both companies will be giving away a prize this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

Hello friends and welcome to Day 4 of the Newton’s Nook April release! These last projects are so fun and full of spring images and I’m so excited to share them with you!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday April 23rd!

My first card uses the new Heartfelt Butterflies stamp set (which coordinates with the previously released Heart Frames die set):

Believe me, the pull was *very* strong to color these butterflies in with rainbow colors. Very strong. But I also thought about Blue Morpho butterflies. True blue like that seems to be a pretty rare color to find in animals, so I wanted to make it the star of this project.

I started by heat embossing the Heartfelt Butterflies stamp onto Bristol Smooth cardstock (either white or clear embossing powder would work). I then blended over it using Distress Oxide inks (this time a blend of Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Blueprint Sketch).

I then die cut the image using the largest scalloped frame from the Heart Frames die set.

I kept debating about where to place a sentiment and finally decided to create my own space by trimming out a section of the heart just wide enough to fit it.

I attached the heart to my card base using foam adhesive and the added the sentiment using the same Blueprint Sketch ink.

Next up is another new set to coordinate with the Heart Frames die set, Heartfelt Blooms:

Since I ink blended my first card, I decided to color this one in springy shades of pink, purple and yellow. I then die cut the image the same scalloped heart die. This time I added the largest heart die from the same set as a backing in a shade of green.

To add a little texture to the front of the card, I embossed the front card panel using the new Petite Hearts stencil (you’ll need to figure out what is the right sandwich for your particular die cut machine for that technique).

I then attached the heart to the card front slightly off center and trimmed off the edge that was hanging over.

I finished it with a banner created with a sentiment from the same set a banner trimmed from pink cardstock (you could also use a banner from the Banner Trio die set in it’s place).

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Butterflies” or the “Heartfelt Blooms” 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 April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

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 – you are here!

Amanda Wilcox

Thanks for stopping by!

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release and Giveaway – Day 3

Welcome back to day 3 of the Newton’s Nook Designs April release! Today’s release is another great addition to the dog themed collection of products!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday April 23rd!

Today’s card was made using an image (and coordinating die) from the new Puppy Friends stamp set:

I was immediately drawn to the image of the puppy holding the flower in his mouth! Having a lab, I know a think or two about dogs that like to eat and hold things in their mouth! He always likes to come over to “show me” the sock he found so I think if he could pick flowers, he might peek in to give me a look (before he ate it).

I started by creating my blended background – this time I blended an area large enough to fill the die cut scalloped circle (this is the negative space from one of the dies in the Circle Frames die set). I intentionally blended it a little bit darker around the edges. I then layered the Petite Cloud stencil on top and stenciled the clouds on top (all blending was done with the same color Distress Oxide ink – Speckled Egg) .

I attached the die cut panel to the blended card base using foam adhesive.

I then stamped, colored and cut the the puppy and tucked him behind the circle. Don’t be too worried if you have to trim a little bit off of his feet to make him fit!

I finished the card by adding a sentiment from the same Puppy Friends set in the lower right hand corner of the card front.

Would you like to win the “Puppy Friends” 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 April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

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 – you are here!

Amanda Wilcox

Thanks for stopping by!

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release and Giveaway – Day 2

Welcome back for another day of releases from Newton’s Nook! I think you’ll be *captivated* by today’s product release!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday April 23rd!

Today’s card was made using images from the new Captivated Kittens stamp set and Petite Clouds stencil:

My usual go-to design is to create a small scene background on my card front (like yesterday’s cards) but sometimes I just want to fill up the whole card front with color!

I started today’s card by creating a “sunset” background on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. First, I blended the entire background (without the stencil) using just two Distress Oxide colors (Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed). The middle color is created by just letting the two blend together. I also let it fade back to white on the bottom

I then used the stencil to add clouds over the blending using the same ink colors. I trimmed the long sides of the panel (about 1/4″ on each side) and then added it to my card base.

I then stamped, colored and die cut this cute kitten image and added it to my card using foam adhesive. The “happy birthday” sentiment is from the Birthday Essentials set (doesn’t his little kitty bum fit perfectly on the right end of that sentiment?).

Would you like to win the “Captivated Kittens” 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 April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

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 – you are here!

Amanda Wilcox

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release and Giveaway – Day 1

Hello friends and welcome to Day 1 of the Newton’s Nook April release! This is such a cute release and I’m so excited to share all of the projects I’ve been working on!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday April 23rd!

My first project uses the new Gnome Garden stamp set and Petite Clouds stencil (plus a little sneak peak at a sentiment set coming later this week):

This is where I have to admit that gnomes aren’t usually my thing, but sometimes when you stretch yourself and try something you normally wouldn’t, you end up with some of your favorite cards!

I started by creating a background for my little gnome friend – I used a masking stencil but you could just as easily cut a round or oval shape with a die set from masking or printer paper.

I used the new Petite Clouds stencil and Versafine ink to stencil the cloud pattern on the top half of the oval. I then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Once the clouds were ready, I ink blended using Distress Oxide inks (Speckled Egg for the sky gently blended into Vintage Photo for the ground).

Now that the background was ready, I stamped, colored and cut out one of the gnomes from the Gnome Garden set (any of them would work with this same layout – or you could even make a card set). I attached him to the background using foam adhesive.

I finished this card with a sentiment created with a set coming later this week on a banner from the Banner Trio die set.

Next up is a card using the new Bleeding Heart stamp and die sets:

I love how unique this stamp is – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bleeding heart stamp before (at least I certainly didn’t have one in my collection)!

Since I created a Father’s Day card first, I thought this would be perfect for a Mother’s Day card.

I chose to create the background in the same way just using different products – I used a circle mask rather than an oval and stamped the hearts (from the Heartfelt Love stamp set) with Versafine ink. I embossed with the same white embossing powder and ink blended (this time with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide ink):

I finished the card by adding a stamped, colored and die cut image from the Bleeding Heart set and a simple sentiment (from that same set you’ll see later this week).

Would you like to win the “Gnome Garden” or the “Bleeding Heart” 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 April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

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 – you are here!

Amanda Wilcox

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

Hello friends and welcome to Day 4 of the Newton’s Nook February release! These last projects are some of my favorites from this release and I’m so excited to share them with you!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday February 19th!

My first card uses the new Newton’s Rainy Day stamp set and coordinating die:

I started by visiting my color inspiration board on Pinterest and found this little gem of a combo that was a perfect spring color scheme for these kitties:

  • Yellow – Y35, Y08, Y02
  • Navy – B99, B97, B95
  • Pink – R32, R20, R00
  • Aqua – BG11, BG10
  • Neutrals are all a mix of warm and neutral grays

To create my stormy background, I used post-it tape to mask the edges of the card front and then used the Cloud Stencil to create the clouds. It’s a little hard to see in the photos, but I also embossed the raindrops from the set on top and added drops of glossy accents to each one.

I finished the card by attaching the die cut images with dimensional adhesive and adding a sentiment center right below it.

Next up is the Daffodils stamp set and an die:

These are so fun and easy to color (I may have gone a little overboard)! I decided to use all of them and create a whole little garden scene. I started with some “dirt” made by using the extra bumpy cloud die from the Sky Borders Die Set cut from dark brown cardstock. I also cut a small slit to tuck in one bunch of daffodils for some extra dimension:

I trimmed the daffodils even with the edge of the card front (don’t throw those pieces away though – I added them towards the top on each side!). I also added some light yellow ink blending at the top of the card for a sunny look.

Finally, I added an embossed sentiment in the dirt to finish this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainy Day Trio” or the “Daffodils” 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)! Thewinner 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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 VanArnhemYou are here!

Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release and Giveaway – Day 3

Welcome back to day 3 of the Newton’s Nook Designs February release! Today’s release is a sweet addition to the farmyard collection of products.

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday February 19th!

Today’s card was made using an image (and coordinating die) from the new Baa stamp set:

I always like to see how I can mix old and new, so for this set I started with the Floral Fringe stamp set as a background. Even though the image is a square, it works will when die cut with a circle die from the Circle Frames Die Set and makes a great little frame for critter images!

I created a little patch of “ground” for my lamb to sit on using the same technique as yesterdays card (start with a circle cut with the Circle Frames Die Set and then cut down with the grass border from the Land Borders Die Set). I also used that spot for my embossed sentiment (also from the Baa set).

And don’t forget, this little lamb now joins an entire family of farm themed products!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Would you like to win the “Baa”  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)! Thewinner 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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 VanArnhemYou are here!

Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release and Giveaway – Day 2

Welcome back for another day of releases from Newton’s Nook! Today’s product release is going to help you get a “hop” on your Easter projects!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday February 19th!

Today’s first card was made using images the new Hoppy Greetings stamp set:

This is one of my favorite ways to create a small scene on a card! I start by creating a stencil using a circle die and masking paper – in this case, I used the die from the Circle Frames Die Set. I then paired it up with the Cloud Stencil to create the sky. Next, I used that same die to cut a circle from green cardstock and then cut that down using the grass die from the Land Borders Die Set. I added a little bit of ink blending at the bottom of the green circle and adhered it over the sky. Now my scene is ready for decoration!

I stamped the bunny image from the Hoppy Greetings set along with a number of eggs and flowers. I colored them using the following Copics:

  • W00, W1, W3, R20, R00 for the bunny
  • E51, E53, E55, E57 for the sign
  • BV02, BV31, BG23, BG11, R20, R00, RV14. RV13, YG17, YG23, YG21 for the eggs, flowers and grass

I finished the bunny image by adding a sentiment from the same set and adding to the card front with dimensional adhesive.

Next up is the sweet little Hare Mail stamp:

Small images like this are fun to use multiple times on a card front and the Slimline Frames and Windows Die Set provides the perfect home for three of them!

I started by blending the background using Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick distress ink. I also used the Worn Lipstick ink to add a postmark image under the bunny on the left. If you would like the sentiment to be a bit more subtle, you could have done them same there but I chose black this time.

I then stamped and die cut three of the bunny images. I colored each bunny a different color using Copic markers:

  • W00, W1, W3
  • E55, E53, E51
  • C00, C1, C3 (I also used C00 and C1 to add a bit of shading to each of the envelopes)

Finally, I attached each bunny using foam adhesive and did the same with the slimline frame die cut (if you don’t have skinny strips of foam adhesive, just try cutting a few frames and adhering them together with liquid adhesive to add a little dimension).

One other idea I had for this bunny was to fussy cut just the face from the image and use it to peek out from all kinds of places besides the envelope!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Would you like to win the “Hoppy Greetings” 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)! Thewinner 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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 VanArnhemYou are here!

Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release and Giveaway – Day 1

Hello friends and welcome to Day 1 of the Newton’s Nook February release! Spring is in the air and I’m so excited to share all of the projects I’ve been working on!

All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday February 19th!

My first project uses the new Spring Roundabout stamp and Basket Weave stencil:

This image reminded me of a basket full of Easter goodies so I tried to create that look on my card:

I started by blending the background with the Basket Weave Stencil using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink. I blended through the stencil first and then after removing it, I blended over the entire panel (focusing a bit more on the edges). You could also just start with a tan or kraft colored cardstock to avoid the extra blending.

Next I stamped the Spring Roundabout stamp onto white cardstock and colored the images using Copic markers in a variety of spring tones. In hindsight, I could have also colored the bunnies dark brown to look like chocolate!

I die cut the image using the largest die from the Circle Frames Die Set. Before attaching it to the card front, I wanted to add something that looked like Easter grass behind it. And you’ll never guess what I used – that’s right, Easter grass! I’m a little embarrassed to admit how long I tried to think of something I could use from my craft room before that forehead slapping moment when I realized I could just get the real thing from my basement! I suggest using a strong, liquid glue to attach everything.

I finished with a sentiment from the same Spring Roundabout stamp set cut out using a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set.

Next up is a project using the other new stencil from this release, Bunny Tails:

Since my brain was already thinking Easter treats, the first thing that came to mind for this stencil was Peeps! All lined up in their little cellophane wrapped boxes. Now if I were being true to that idea, I would have stenciled them all in the same color, but I took a little liberty with a pastel rainbow of Peeps:

Next, I added a little “sugar” tail with clear glitz glitter gel. Once that was dry, I trimmed the panel down to fit on a standard A2 card (the 4×5 bunny grid fits perfectly – yippee!!).

I finished the card front with a sentiment from the Spring Roundabout set. Obvious choice, right?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Would you like to win the “Spring Roundabout” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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 VanArnhemYou are here!

Amanda Wilcox