Friday, December 7, 2018

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!


Welcome to our 6th ANNUAL Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!!

Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole link list and SALE info -- there are 15 awesome blogs for you to visit today! Plus you can comment for your chance to win a prize too! Details at the end of this post!
Today I'm sharing this project using our new Ginger Snap Stamp Set! This stamp cute little 2x3 stamp set is being released today as part of the hop! You can get it for free with a $30 purchase too! Keep reading to the end to find out more!
For my card, I colored the cute little gingerbread man with copic markers on a strip of white paper. I love the surprised look on his face! I then created a fun red and green plaid pattern for the background of my card. For this I used our new Plaid Stencil Set. I just can't get enough of this set. It's so awesome how you can make plaid in any color to match your project and it's two pieces so you get a fun two color pattern! I added this pattern onto a bright red cardstock base and then added my gingerbread man, layering a bit of light brown cardstock with him. I added on some gingerbread colored twine too! 
Then, of course, I had to add in the sentiment "oh, snap!" from the new Ginger Snap Stamp Set. I embossed it in white onto a black flag that was cut out using our Frames & Flags Die Set. This card was super fun to make and I hope it will make the recipient smile! 

Make sure you check out all the blogs below as the whole NND Design team is participating along with some amazing guests! The next stop is Keeway Tsao
In case you haven't met Newton yet... 
Here's a snapshot of him. Isn't he handsome?
He loves to distract (I mean help) me while I'm working! LOL!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 

Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2x3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs online store and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 9th at 9 pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Caly Person

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws - Newton's Nook Designs

Welcome to day four of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws week! 

Each day this week we will have a new awesome featured guest and then a BIG blog hop on Friday, December 7th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!


Today's Featured guest is
Caly Person

Hi, Friends! This is Caly Person. I’ve always loved to cook, bake, and dabble with all things crafty, but my love for cardmaking has taken precedence since August 2014. I am a wife and mother to four beautiful children. I also work full-time as a pharmacist from home. It's always busy but it's my state of being and I love it!




Here's what Caly created!Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Caly Person | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Caly created this gorgeous holiday card featuring those pretty florals from our Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set. She colored those lovely clusters of flowers in beautiful shades of red and green and added them to her card, framing the top and bottom of a golden circle frame. She fussy cut her images to add to her card but if you prefer to use dies, there is also a Poinsettia Blooms Die Set available in our shop. 

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Caly Person | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
 In the center of her circle she added the "season's greetings" sentiment from the Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set. She also added some fun gold dots around the sentiment that match the gold on the centers of the flowers! What a fun touch to add a bit of special sparkle to the card!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Caly Person | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

If you'd like to see more, you can head over to Caly Person | Create & Inspire to get all the details on how she created this card!  

Thanks so much, Caly Person for being our guest today! She will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop Tomorrow, December 7th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog, Caly Person | Create & Inspire to read more about her adorable projects and say hello!


Tomorrow we will have special Guest Blog Hop with all the guests we've featured this week and a couple more! Plus our FABULOUS NND Design Team - so make sure you come back tomorrow - there will be prizes too!



Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 3 - Katie Gehring

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws - Newton's Nook Designs

Welcome to day three of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws week! 

Each day this week we will have a new awesome featured guest and then a BIG blog hop on Friday, December 7th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!


Today's Featured guest is
Katie Gehring

My name is Katie and I live in Northeast Ohio with my husband, our two lively, creative daughters, one dog, four cats and countless antique automobiles. By day, I work in the HR department of a large regional bank, and by night, I am a paper engineer, DIY enthusiast and all around crafty gal. I started scrapbooking in 2001 and decided to try my hand at stamping a few years later. Little did I know that stamping would take my crafty passion, enthusiasm, and stash of supplies to a whole new level! I love to try new things and try to do something creative every day


Here's what Katie created!Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 3 - Katie Gehring | Christmas Card using the Nutcracker Squeak Stamp Set and Holiday Greetings Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Katie created this fun Christmas mouse card with the nutcracker theme! She used those adorable mice from our Nutcracker Squeak Stamp Set, dressed as characters from the Nutcracker! The color palette she used is so gorgeous with red, navy and a pop of yellow! She added the mice onto her card along the bottom half and added the "Merry Christmas" sentiment along the top, die cut out using our Holiday Greetings Die Set. Such a fun and festive card!

Make sure you head over to Stamping Lightly to get all the details!  

Thanks so much, Katie for being our guest today! She will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop on Friday, December 7th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog, Stamping Lightly to read more about her adorable projects and say hello!


Tomorrow we will have special Guest Caly Person from Caly Person | Create & Inspire
so make sure you take some time to come back and visit us again! 



Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 2 - Alix Davis

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws - Newton's Nook Designs

Welcome to day two of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws week! 

Each day this week we will have a new awesome featured guest and then a BIG blog hop on Friday, December 7th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!


Today's Featured guest is
Alix Davis

Hi Everyone! My name is Alix Davis.I live in Sacramento, Sunny California. I have a 12 years old daughter, a supportive loving husband and two furry kitties. I am a part time dental hygienist and I own a tiny Etsy shop as well. I love sharing my creations and happiness with you. I am so excited to be part of the 2018 Deck the Halls with Inky Paws!




Here's what Alix created!

Alix created this amazing caroling scene featuring our Caroling Newton Stamp Set! She colored the fun trio of kitties using crisp bright colors and really pop off the card!  She even added in that adorable tiny little caroling mouse! She fussy cut the images to add to her card but if you prefer to use a die cut, there is a coordinating Caroling Newton Die Set available too.  For her background she created a gorgeous night sky using dark colors in the background and layering sparkly trees over the top! She used our Evergreens Stencil with some sparkly green embossing pasted to create this fun effect!  Then she added a finishing touch with some light white splatter and the "fa-la-la-la meow" sentiment from our Caroling Newton Stamp Set, embossed in white!

Here is a close up so you can see all the awesome detail! 


Make sure you head over to Alix's World to get all the details on how she created this card!  

Thanks so much, Alix for being our guest today! She will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop on Friday, December 7th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog, Alix's World to read more about her adorable projects and say hello!


Tomorrow we will have special Guest Katie Gehring from Stamping Lightly
so make sure you take some time to come back and visit us again! 


Monday, December 3, 2018

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 1 - Keeway Tsao

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws - Newton's Nook Designs

Welcome to day one of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws week! 

Each day this week we will have a new awesome featured guest and then a BIG blog hop on Friday, December 7th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!

Today's Featured guest is
Keeway Tsao

Hi crafty friends! My name is Keeway and I'm a crafty gal living in sunny California. I have loved to draw, color, and paint since I was a little girl and continued to explore this artsy world through various art classes growing up. This creative side faded away when I went to college and started working, but reignited when I discovered cardmaking and stamping in 2014. I started documenting my learning experiences on my blog, Kiwi Koncepts, which soon evolved into a place I share my creative process and share inspiration with others.

Here's what Keeway created!


Keeway created this adorable snowy scene using our Snowman Advice Stamp Set. She embossed the big sentiment from the set in gold on kraft paper to use as the focal point of her card. Then she created a snowy scene, adding a snowy hill and three adorable snowmen on each side, also from the Snowman Advice Stamp Set. She colored the snowmen using lovely pastel colors and fussy cut them out to add to her card. She also used the snowflakes from the Snowman Advice Stamp Set, embossed in white randomly over the gorgeous purple sky! 



This card is perfect for sending smiles on a cold winter day! 
Make sure you head over to Kiwi Koncepts to get more details on how she created this card!  

Thanks so much, Keeway for being our guest today! She will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop on Friday, December 7th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog, Kiwi Koncepts to read more about her adorable projects and say hello!


Tomorrow we will have special Guest Alix Davis from Alix's World
so make sure you take some time to come back and visit us again! 



Friday, November 30, 2018

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

This is our second post today, to see a gorgeous set of winter bird cards by Ellen, scroll down or click here


Today I'm playing along with the FALL/WINTER Coffee Lovers Blog hop!

There are going to be TONS of fun prizes too - 
including a $25 store credit from us at Newton's Nook Designs! 
You can head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog for more details on how to play along! 

Here's what I created:
2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Plaid Coffee Card by Jennifer Jackson | Sending Hugs Stamp Set and Plaid Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
We have several coffee themed sets so it's hard to choose but I decided to work with the cute kitty from our Sending Hugs Stamp Set for my card today.  I love this set so much because the coordinating die set cuts around the arms which allows you to add in accessories for the characters to hold. On this card, I added in the little coffee cup tucked into his arms to go with our coffee them today. For the background I created a fun blue and mint plaid pattern using our new Plaid Stencil Set. This set includes two pieces that easily line up so you can create plaid patterns in multiple colors! It's SO fun to use! 

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Plaid Coffee Card by Jennifer Jackson | Sending Hugs Stamp Set and Plaid Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
After I had the plaid background panel created, I cut it into scallop using our Frames & Flags Die Set. I also cut a stripe of white and of mint paper using the same die set and stacked them together over the plaid. I stamped the "sending smiles" sentiment from the Sending Hugs Stamp Set on the mint stripe and added some bright blue twine to finish out the card! This was so simple to make and I LOVE how it turned out! 

If you haven't seen these products yet, here are images of what I used today:
We also have a BUNCH of designs that have coffee in them. 
You can find them all here: Coffee Sets

If you are new to us, you might not know that Newton is our real kitty! You can follow us on facebook or instagram to see lots of photos of him! By the way - Newton would be a big fan of this blog hop since he really DOES LOVE COFFEE! I can't leave it unguarded or he will come stick his paw into the mug and then lick it! Silly kitty!

Hope you enjoyed this coffee card today! Make sure you head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog to find out how you can link up your card to play along -- There are a TON of prizes, including one from us at Newton's Nook Designs!


Set of Winter Bird Cards by Ellen Haxelmans

Set of Winter Bird Cards by Ellen Haxelmans | Winter Birds Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
If you like birds, you will love this gorgeous set of cards today by Ellen! She created a card featuring each of the bird images in our new Winter Birds Stamp Set! She created this collection of cards using similar elements but tweaking each design to show how you can make similar yet unique creations! What a beautiful collection of projects. Continue reading to see the details on each card below! 

Christmas Cardinal Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Winter Birds and Ornamental Wishes Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For the first card, Ellen featured the Cardinal from the Winter Birds Stamp Set. She colored the image of the bird and branch using copic markers and cut the images out using the coordinating Winter Birds Die Set. She also added in some holly leaves from on the branch using the Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set. She layered this over a lovely distress inked sky and embossed the "Season's Greetings" sentiment onto the sky using our Ornamental Wishes Stamp Set. To add a little whimsy she added in some stars from the Cosmic Newton Stamp Set too. 

Christmas Nuthatch Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Winter Birds Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

The second bird card by Ellen features the Nuthatch image from the Winter Birds Stamp Set.  Just like the previous card, she colored the image of the bird, branch and berries using copic markers and cut the images out using the coordinating Winter Birds Die Set. For this card she chose a lighter blue background color behind the bird and added a bit of snow to the background panel using our Petite Snow Stencil. She also used our Frames & Flags Die Set to cut out the stitched, rounded edge rectangle. The sentiment is from our Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set.

Christmas Chickadee Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Winter Birds and Ornamental Wishes Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
On third card by Ellen she goes back to a darker blue background like her first card and features the Chickadee image from the Winter Birds Stamp Set. She colored the image of the bird and branch using copic markers and cut the images out using the coordinating Winter Birds Die Set. She added in a little piece of pine from our Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set and an acorn from the Autumn Newton Stamp Set. she also added in a few snowflakes on vellum from the Winter Birds Stamp Set.  She embossed the sentiment onto the sky using our Ornamental Wishes Stamp Set. She also used our Frames & Flags Die Set to cut out the stitched, rounded edge rectangle. 

Christmas Chickadee Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Winter Birds Stamp Set and Sunscape Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For the last card, Ellen featured the Blue Jay from the Winter Birds Stamp Set. She colored that lovely bird using copic markers, adding such gorgeous detail with dots and color blending! She cut the bird, branch and berries out using the coordinating Winter Birds Die Set. On this card she created a fun sun in the background using our Sunscape Stencil. The sentiment is from the Winter Birds Stamp Set and she added in some music notes from the Llama Delivery Stamp Set too. Again, she used the our Frames & Flags Die Set to cut out the stitched, rounded edge rectangle. 

If you love these cards by Ellen, don't forget you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen to see more of her beautiful creations!