Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bonjour Card by Holly Endress

Bonjour Card by Holly Endress | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook


This sweet card by Holly today is perfect for sending a cheerful hello to friend! She used the fun images from our Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set to create this beautiful scene! That kitty in the rainbow colored hot air balloon is just SO adorable! To make it into a scene she added in the fun Eiffel Tower and more hot air balloons and clouds in the background. She also did a fun inked background and used our Land Borders Die Set to created the fun curve for the grass!

Here's a video by Holly showing you how she created this fun card:

Thank you, Holly, for inspiring us today! You can find more of Holly's beautiful creations and say hello to her over at her blog, Hollybeary Creations or visit her YouTube Channel for more fun videos!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Special Delivery Card by April Guest Designer Kaja Vezensek

Hello there!
It's Kaja from Kajcyika crafts! I am back with a new card as a April guest designer here at Newton's Nook blog. Can't believe that this is last Monday in April! I had so much fun and I hope to be back on this blog sometime in the future. :)

Today we will talk about how to use your Christmas stamps in a non-christmas way. I will show you how to do so with a Newton's Nook Designs set called Winston's home for Christmas. :)

First, take a look of what I have created:

Special Delivery Card by April Guest Designer Kaja Vezensek | Winston's Home for Christmas Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I have also prepared a video tutorial for you. Make sure you check it out! :)

The most important thing while doing a technique like this is to know what do you want your image to look like in the end. I knew that I want the Christmas tree and the wreath to be gone, so I used my post it notes to mask it off.
I couldn't make the masks to fit perfectly, since the tree is also inside our car, so I just stamped the masked images on my watercolor paper and filled up the missing lines with my black alcohol marker.

I colored everything up with my ZIG markers and I used the colors that are not Christmas related at all, cause I didn't want this car to remind us of holidays. I think that this could be a perfect birthday card for a boy, since we have a cute car and the gifts on it.

Since I really wanted to focus on a technique of masking of a holiday stamp and making it non-holiday I decided to leave the rest of the card simple. I drew some stitched lines at the background and stamped the sentiment 'Special delivery' from Newton's happy mail set.

In the end I just glued down our card with the double sided rectangles and our birthday card was all finished!

I just want to say that I am really grateful for being a guest designer here at Newton's nook this month and I hope that you enjoyed my cards! :)


Friday, April 21, 2017

Glad You're My Special Friend Card by Ellen Haxelmans

Glad You're My Special Friend Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Cat Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Kitty Friendship Card!

Ellen is amazing at making scenes on her cards and today's card is one of my favorites! Those kitties hanging out together having coffee and cake are SO adorable! She did such an amazing job coloring all those cute images and giving them a fun watercolor background!

She used several of our stamp and die sets to create this adorable scene! The kitty with the french press and the coffee cups are from the  Newton Loves Coffee stamp set! The kitty with the cake on a plate is from our Newton Love Cake stamp set. Then she added on the cute birdie and butterflies from the Newton's Birdbath stamp set. What a fun combo of images! She also snuck in a bit of grass behind those kitty friends using the grass border from our Land Borders Die Set.

To finish the card she added in a custom sentiment she created using "Glad you're my" and "friend" from the new Simply Relative stamp set and the word "special" from the new Lovely Blooms stamp set! These two sets have words that work so perfectly together!
Stamped Butterfly Earrings by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton's Birdbath Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Then, for some more fun, she created these adorable earrings using the little butterfly from the Newton's Birdbath stamp set! She colored the cute little butterflies and trimmed them out with the coordinating Newton's Birdbath Die Set before inserting them into those cute little earrings! What a fun little gift this would make for a friend!

To seem more of her beautiful creations, you can visit Ellen over at her blog Crafty Ellen!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Egg Hunting Season Layout by Samantha Mann

Egg Hunting Season Scrapbook Layout by Samantha Mann | Beautiful Spring Stamp set & Splendid Stags Die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Let's go on an egg Hunt!!

I love it when Designers on our team come up with unique ways to combine our products that I never would have though of! Today's layout by Samantha is the perfect example of this! She used the fun eggs from our Beautiful Spring stamp set and and combined them with the antlers from our Splendid Stags die set to create an "EGG HUNT" scrapbook page!! This is such a fun idea and unique way to combine these products! The rainbow of colors she used on the eggs is so fun and beautiful against the white page too! What a wonderful way to remember a fun day! 

Thank you Samantha for awesome inspiration today! To say hello to Samantha and see more of her awesome creations, you can visit Samantha's Blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Always Be Yourself Card by Juliana Michaels

Always Be Yourself Card by Juliana Michaels | Beautiful Plumage stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Always be Yourself! 

Today we are sharing this gorgeous peacock card by Juliana! She used the fun new swirly peacock image from our Beautiful Plumage stamp set. I love the way the metallic embossing looks on this beautiful bird! She colored the image in gorgeous shades of green and glue and trimmed it out using the coordinating Beautiful Plumage Die Set. This image really pops off that lovely textured white background and ties in perfectly with the blue border.

She also added in the "Always be yourself" from the Beautiful Plumage stamp set! This set has some really fun inspirational sentiments that are sure to make the recipient of cards using them feel great!

Thanks, Juliana, for the amazing inspiration today! To see more creations by Juliana, you can head over to her blog, 17 Turtles!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

For My Amazing Sister Card by Maria Russell

For My Amazing Sister Card by Maria Russell | Lovely Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Amazing Sister Flower Card!

If you love flowers, you are going to LOVE this beautiful floral card by Maria! She created this amazing card using our NEW Lovely Blooms stamp set and coordinating Lovely Blooms Die Set! Aren't those flowers embossed with white over vibrant inked backgrounds so pretty!? She also added the custom sentiment " for my Amazing sister" using words from the Lovely Blooms stamp set!

Would you like to see a video of her process for creating this card?  Maria has created an awesome video sharing her techniques on this card AND sharing a peek at all the products in our April release! You can find it today on her blog and YouTube Channel! Make sure you to head over there and check it out!

To see more beautiful projects by Maria, visit her over at her blog, Maria Russell Designs and don't forget to subscribe to her YouTube channel too!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Special Delivery Card by April Guest Designer Kaja Vezensek

Hello there!
It's Kaja from Kajcyika crafts! I am back with a new card as a April guest designer here at Newton's nook blog.

I decided that I want to use one of the stamps of Newton, since they are all so adorable. The one I had chosen is called Newton's Happy Mail!

Take a look of what I have created:

Special Delivery Card by April Guest Designer Kaja Vezensek using Newton's Happy Mail Stamp set #newtonsnook

As promised, I have a video tutorial for you. So make sure you check it out! :)

First thing that I had to do was to decide which paper I am gonna use. I decided to go with Neenah desert storm and normal white card stock. I diecutted the rectangle in the middle and it was time to color our Newton!

I stamped the image from Newton's Happy Mail stamp set on my Derwent watercolor paper. I used the colors of ZIG markers that are really muted down to color the image, since I think that bright colors and kraft cardstock don't really go together. I added some gray lines on the Newton's head to make him a bit more realistic and interesting. In the end I just added some more details on the mailbox with my white gel pen.

To make the background a bit less boring, I stamped some paws using Distress Tea dye ink. The paws are from the same Newton's Happy Mail set and I stamped them in the random order.

Of course we also need a sentiment and I went with embossed 'special delivery' phrase in white on my black cardstock.

The last thing was to glue everything together. On all the pieces I used double sided tape and I added some foam rectangles on Newton to make it a bit more dimensional.

That's it for today. Hope that you like what I have created and that you will join me next Monday!