Monday, August 31, 2015

Mermaid Treat container by Guest Designer Liz Munoz

Newton's Nook Designs | Liz Munoz | Guest Designer

Fun Mermaid Treats! 

We have another fun project today from our August Guest Designer, Liz! She used our Mermaid Crossing stamp set to create a fun little treat holder, filled with fish shaped crackers! I love how she fussy cut out the mermaid and the seaweed and starts to create a cute little cluster on the front of the box and also for the cute little tag! This is such a cute idea! Wouldn't these be great party favors for a kids birthday party?

Mermaid Treat container by Guest Designer Liz Munoz  | Mermaid Crossing Stamp set  #newtonsnook #mermaid

A BIG thank you to Liz for being our guest designer this month! This is her last project for the month but you can always visit her at her blog, Liz's Paper Loft to see more of her work!





Sunday, August 30, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Sponsor!

Have you heard of the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge? For each challenge they post a YUMMY cupcake photo and color combo for inspiration! Everybody likes cupcakes, right?

The current challenge going up today features this yummy image:


We're sponsoring this challenge so If you head over to their blog and play along you have a chance to win a $20 store credit to our store at newtonsnookdesigns.com! How awesome is that?

Of course I had to play along -- here's the card I created. I was inspired by the cupcakes the little purple flowers to make a girly mermaid card! I grabbed our new Mermaid Crossing stamp set and started creating. I wanted wanted to make a sweet girly card with the mermaid surrounded by little tiny flowers but I ended up finding this big fun flower in my stash and it reminded me of seaweed or sea coral so I just had to use it. I colored the mermaid with Zig clean color brush markers and cut her out with an oval die. Then I added some distress ink along the edges of the oval. I also used the little tiny seaweed stamp to create a fun tonal background with brown ink on kraft paper.

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Sponsor! Mermaid Crossing Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
I found a few other smaller flowers and then punched out a couple with different shades of purple. I added white centers to them with some liquid enamel. Then, I used the "we're mermaid for each other" sentiment, also from the Mermaid Crossing stamp set to finish it off. This card is totally different from my usual style but I'm loving how it turned out!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Sponsor! Mermaid Crossing Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Make sure you pop over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog to see more fun today. We have several other NND Design Team members featured as "Guest Sweeties" for this challenge and a bunch of the regular "Sweeties" (that's what they call their Design Team -- cute, right?) are featuring Newton's Nook Designs stamps too!






Friday, August 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Cat Card by Nina-Marie Trapani

Happy Birthday Cat Card by Nina-Marie Trapani | Newton's Birthday Bash Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #cat #birthday

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday with gold glitter too! We love this fun card by Nina-Marie using our Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set! This card totally has a fun party look with a ton of fun bright colors on the kitty in the bag with the fun confetti and tissue. The big gold letters really add to the celebratory feel and that watercolor background is so fun!

Thanks, Nina-Marie for the fun project today! To see more details and other projects, you can visit her blog, Nina-Marie Design.

Inky Paws Challenge #24 | Sketch Challenge | Newton's Nook Designs #challenge #inkypaws #newtonsnook
Inky Paws challenge #24 - Sketch Challenge

Have you checked out our latest challenge? You have have ONE MORE WEEK to enter. The challenge goes until Friday, September 4th at Midnight CST time. All you need to do is create a card or project based on the SKETCH using NND products! 

The winners of this challenge will get a $10 gift card to our shop! You can view full details and link up your card to our Inky Paws Challenge on this post.

If you don't own a NND stamp set yet you can still play along - just download and use one of the digital freebies on our freebies page.






Thursday, August 27, 2015

Boo! Kitty Halloween Card by Danielle Pandeline

Boo! Kitty Halloween Card by Danielle Pandeline | Boo Crew stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #boo #halloween #cat #newtonsnook

BOO!

Have you started thinking about Fall and Halloween yet? There are just a few days left of August and our Design Team is definitely starting to think about Fall! This adorable Halloween card by Danielle is so fun! I love the fun pattern papers she used and how she cut a circle window for the ghost kitty from our Boo Crew stamp set to peek out through! Such a fun card layout! 

She's inspired me to get out my halloween goodies and play - How about you? 

Make sure you head over to Danielle's blog, GirlRacerScrap to see more of her work and say hello!






Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Watercolor Floral Card by Jess Gerstner

Watercolor Floral Card by Jess Gerstner | Beautiful Blossoms stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #watercolor #flowers #newtonsnook

Gorgeous watercolor card by Jess! 

Today I'm sharing this beautiful floral card by Jess! She used our  a bunch of the fun flowers from our Beautiful Blossoms stamp set -and did some really cool watercolor effects! This is such a beautiful card! I love the minimal use of colors on this - you could easily switch it up and use the favorite color of the friend you're sending it to! The little "hello" sentiment is from the Fanciful Florals stamp set. 

Here's a video Jess created- check it out to see how to make this card:



Make sure to visit Jess at her blog, Jess Crafts  - and you can also follow her Jess Crafts youtube channel to see more fun videos!






Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SEA-son's Greetings Card by Crafty Math Chick

SEA-son's Greetings Mermaid Christmas Card by Crafty Math Chick | Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs

SEA-sons Greetings!

Today I'm sharing a clever holiday card by Crafty Math-Chick! She had the coolest idea to take the coral from our new Tranquil Tides stamp set to create coral Christmas Tree! This is the perfect tree to for our mermaid from our new Mermaid Crossing stamp set - isn't it cute how she's decorating it with stars? She also added in our cute little crab and fish from the SEAson's Greetings stamp set to complete this fun underwater sea card! The Sea-sons greetings" sentiment is also from the SEAson's Greetings stamp set. This is such a fun and unexpected holiday card! Love this idea!

Thanks, Crafty Math-Chick for the fun card today! To see more details and other projects, you can visit her blog, Canines & Card Designs.

Inky Paws Challenge #24 | Sketch Challenge | Newton's Nook Designs #challenge #inkypaws #newtonsnook
Enter our Inky Paws challenge #24 - Sketch Challenge

Have you checked out our latest challenge? You have until Friday, September 4th at Midnight CST time to enter our current inky Paws Challenge. All you need to do is create a card or project based on the SKETCH using NND products! 

The winners of this challenge will get a $10 gift card to our shop! You can view full details and link up your card to our Inky Paws Challenge on this post.

If you don't own a NND stamp set yet you can still play along - just download and use one of the digital freebies on our freebies page.



Monday, August 24, 2015

Nautical Card by Guest Designer Liz Munoz

Newton's Nook Designs | Liz Munoz | Guest Designer

Starfish Wishes with Liz Munoz

Today I'm sharing this fun nautical by our August Guest Designer, Liz! This card has such a cool circle layout and uses a bunch of the sea stamps from our Tranquil Tides stamp set. The images in this set work so easily together and since they are bold stamps, it's quick and easy to create your own patterns with them like Liz did.

Nautical Card by Guest Designer Liz Munoz | Tranquil Tides Stamp set  #newtonsnook #nautical

I also love how Liz added some dimension on the bubbles and the fun wave border. The "Starfish Wishes" sentiment is also from the Tranquil Tides stamp set and goes so perfectly with this ocean scene!


A BIG thank you to Liz for the fun inspiration today! To see more of fun projects by Liz, you can check out her blog, Liz's Paper Loft !