Friday, July 3, 2020

If Friends Were Flowers Card by Larissa Heskett

If Friends Were Flowers Card by Larissa Heskett | Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set, Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set, Flower Trio Die Set, Monarchs Stamp Set and Newton's Flower Garden Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

If Friends were Flowers...

Sometimes it's fun to create a card using almost exclusively die cuts! That is what Larissa is sharing today! She started out by creating a long skinny card featuring our new slimline die sets. She used our new Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set to cut the scalloped panel in the back, cut from woodgrain paper and the panel in the front with the three portholes, cut from word patterned paper. In between those two layers she added a stitched frame that was cut out using our Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set.

Note: our popular new Slimline Die Sets are currently out of stock but we will have more in soon. If you'd like to be notified when they are back in stock, you can just enter your email on the Slimline Frames and Portholes or the Slimline Frames and Windows product page.

To add some flowers to her card, she used our Flower Trio Die Set to cut flowers and leaves out of flocking sheets. The little glittery butterflies were stamped using our Monarchs Stamp Set and cut out with the coordinating Monarchs Die Set.

She added a gem in the flower centers and glitter to the butterflies for bits of sparkle:

If Friends Were Flowers Card by Larissa Heskett | Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set, Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set, Flower Trio Die Set, Monarchs Stamp Set and Newton's Flower Garden Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
She added the sentiment into the center circle, stamped from our Newton's Flower Garden Stamp Set:

If Friends Were Flowers Card by Larissa Heskett | Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set, Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set, Flower Trio Die Set, Monarchs Stamp Set and Newton's Flower Garden Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thank you, Larissa, for the beautiful inspiration today! To say hello to Larissa and see more of her creations, visit her over at her blog, Larissa Heskett Designs.


Thursday, July 2, 2020

Deepest Wishes of Thanks Card by Samantha Mann

Deepest Wishes of Thanks Card by Samantha Mann | Scuba Newton Stamp Set and Hills & Grass Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Deepest Thanks!

This underwater card by Samantha is such a cute and clever way to say thank you! She features the image of the scuba diving kitty from our Scuba Newton Stamp Set. She stamped the kitty along with some fish and coral from the set and colored them with gorgeous colors! The shading on that kitty image is gorgeous! She cut all the images out using the Scuba Newton Die Set. For the gorgeous underwater background she used our Hills & Grass Stencil with distress inks. This stencil was designed to create hills but just by changing the colors used to blues, it works perfectly for soft layers of water! What a great idea to stretch your supplies! To finish off the card, she embossed the sentiment "deepest wishes of thanks" with white embossing powder on black cardstock and hand cut around it.

Here is a close up so you can see her gorgeous coloring. She also added white gel pen and glossy details:
Deepest Wishes of Thanks Card by Samantha Mann | Scuba Newton Stamp Set and Hills & Grass Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

This vibrant underwater scene is the perfect way to to say thank you!

To say hello to Sam and see more of her amazing creations you can visit Sam over on her blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!



Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hay There! Farm Scene Card by Andrea Shell

Hay There! Farm Scene Card by Andrea Shell | Bleat Stamp Set, Moo Stamp Set, Neigh Stamp Set, Oink Stamp Set, Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set, Hills & Grass Stencil and Mountains Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Hay There! 

Hay There! Did you know we have a whole series of fun farm themed products? Today Andrea uses several of them together on a fun slimline card! She features the horse from our Neigh Stamp Set, the cow from our Moo Stamp Set, two goats from our Bleat Stamp Set, and the cute little piggy from our Oink Stamp Set. These animals are all sized to work together and each set includes images of animals facing front and one facing back so you have a variety of options to create scenes with! They also have coordinating die sets that work perfectly for cutting the images out (used here are the Neigh Die SetMoo Die SetBleat Die Set, and Oink Die Set).

After coloring all these cute farm friends with copic markers, Andrea added them to a fun slimline card! The scalloped panel for the scene was created using our Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set. Inside the frame she created layers of hills created with our Hills & Grass Stencil with distress inks. She also added some mountains along the top using our Mountains Stencil.

For a finishing touch she added the "hay there!" sentiment from the Moo Stamp Set!


She also added in the hay bale from the Moo Stamp Set, perfect for the goat to stand on!
Hay There! Farm Scene Card by Andrea Shell | Bleat Stamp Set, Moo Stamp Set, Neigh Stamp Set, Oink Stamp Set, Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set, Hills & Grass Stencil and Mountains Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

This long format slimline card is perfect for showcasing all these critters together. You could also try creating more farm scenes using the chickens from our Cluck Stamp Set or tractors from our Farming Fun Stamp Set. You can find all the farm themed sets on our website here.

Thank you, Andrea, for sharing this fun way to combine the farm animals together!
To see more beautiful creations by Andrea, you can visit her over at her blog, Blissfully Scrappy too!

Note: our popular new Slimline Die Sets are currently out of stock but we will have more in soon. If you'd like to be notified when they are back in stock, you can just enter your email on the Slimline Frames and Portholes or the Slimline Frames and Windows product page.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A Little Pickup Card by Zsofia Molnar

A Little Pickup Card by Zsofia Molnar | Farming Fun Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Send a Little Pickup...

Today Zsofia created a sweet and simple card that is perfect for sending a little "pickup" to a friend or family member! She started out by coloring the little pickup truck and wagon from the Farming Fun Stamp Set in fun bright red tones. She cut out the images using the coordinating Farming Fun Die Set. For her card she created setting for truck scene adding a section of subtle gray patterned paper along the bottom half of the card, topped with a stripe of solid gray to make it look like a road. The top half of the card is filled with white cloudy background and she stamped the sentiment "Thought you could use a little pickup!" over the clouds!

It can be fun to create elaborate scenes but this card shows how simply it can be done too! It also has a nice masculine feel and would be great for sending a card to a guy in your life!

Here is a close-up so you can see the added gloss on the tires and door handles:

A Little Pickup Card by Zsofia Molnar | Farming Fun Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thank you, Zsofia, inspiring us to create simple scenes today! You can find more of Zsofia's lovely creations and say hello to her over at her blog, Safsafdesign.



Monday, June 29, 2020

Five Incredible Roundabout Cards by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner

Hi everyone!! Today is, unfortunately, my last post as the Newton’s Nook Guest Designer for June. I am honored for the opportunity and have had a wonderful time! I LOVE the new Roundabout stamp sets and went a little crazy with them as I have 5 cards to share with you today!
 
Five Incredible Roundabout Cards by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Birthday Roundabout Stamp Set, Hummingbird Stamp Set, Monarchs Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, Balloons Stencil, Banner Trio Die Set and Newton's Birthday Bash Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thanks So Much Card

For this card I stamped the Floral Roundabout Stamp Set in gray ink on colored paper and colored it with Copic markers. It took a little while to find colors that I really liked the look of on the colored paper, but I think I found some good combos! I left the stamp in my stamp positioning tool. After coloring the flowers, I re-stamped them with embossing ink and gold heat embossed the image. I then used the largest scalloped circle from the Circle Frames Die Set to cut out the Floral Roundabout. It came out so beautifully that I knew I didn’t want to cover up too much of it! I used a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set and gold heat embossed the sentiment. I then rubbed the embossing ink pad along the sides of banner and dipped it in the embossing powder. I liked the look so much I used it for the banners on my other circle shaped cards as well!
Thank You Floral Circle Card by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thank You Floral Circle Card by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Copic colors used:
  • BV02, BV04, BV08
  • RV04, RV06, RV09
  • V12, V15, V17
  • BG05, BG07, BG09
  • BG32, BG34, BG49
  • G02, G05, G17
  • G24, G94, G99
For a final sparkling touch, I added gold Stickles to the flower centers and berries!

Oh, Happy Day Card

For this card I used the same process for stamping, coloring, and embossing the Floral Roundabout Stamp Set as the previous card except that I used silver embossing powder instead of gold. I used the same color Copics, and just switched them around a little. I used the largest scalloped circle from the Circle Frames Die Set to cut out a piece of silver glitter paper. I then cut out my Floral Roundabout Stamp Set with the largest stitched circle die and adhered it to the scalloped circle with liquid glue. I used a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set and silver heat embossed the sentiment. I then rubbed the embossing ink pad along the sides of banner and dipped it in the embossing powder. I decided to use the Hummingbird Stamp Set, and again used the same stamping, coloring, and embossing process to create a silver heat embossed hummingbird. I fussy cut the hummingbird along the embossing lines so I wouldn’t have any excess white around it, and popped it up with foam tape.

Hummingbird Circle Card by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Hummingbird Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Hummingbird Circle Card by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Hummingbird Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Copic colors used for Flowers:
  • BV02, BV04, BV08
  • RV04, RV06, RV09
  • V12, V15, V17
  • BG05, BG07, BG09
  • BG32, BG34, BG49
  • G02, G05, G17
  • G24, G94, G99
Hummingbird: 
  • BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02
  • RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02
  • YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03
  • BG0000, BG000, BG11

For finishing touches I added silver Stickles to the flower centers and berries, and gave the Hummingbird a sparkling underwing with a glitter pen!

You Are Amazing Card

For this card I stamped the Floral Roundabout in black ink and colored it with Copic markers. I used the largest scalloped circle from the Circle Frames Die Set to cut out a piece of gorgeous purple glitter paper. I then cut out my Floral Roundabout Stamp Set with the largest stitched circle die and adhered it to the scalloped circle with liquid glue. I used a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set and gold heat embossed the sentiment and edges of the banner. Then, I wanted to have one of the beautiful butterflies from the Monarchs Stamp Set fluttering its wings on this card! I stamped two of the same butterfly, using dye ink, leaving the stamp in place in my stamp positioning tool. I colored both butterflies, then stamped them again, this time using black pigment ink, and embossed them with clear embossing powder. That way I was able to get a great contrast with the pigment ink being so dark, and was also able to make them shine! I then cut them out with the matching die set. I adhered the first butterfly with foam tape, then glued only the body of the second butterfly on top, gently bending its wing forward.
Butterfly Circle Card by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Monarchs Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Butterfly Circle Card by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Monarchs Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Butterfly Circle Card by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Monarchs Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Copic colors used for Flowers:
  • V01, V12, V04, V17
  • RV10, RV13, RV14, RV25
  • Y00, Y02, Y08, Y19
  • YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67
  • G21, G24, G94, G99
  • BG11, BG23, BG15
  • B000, B01, B02, B04
Butterfly: 
  • Y08, Y17, YR04, YR16, YR07
I finished off this card by using different colored sparkling Stickles for the flower centers and berries!

Hip Hip Hooray Card

This time I used the Birthday Roundabout stamp set, stamping the image in gray ink, and coloring it with Copic markers. I used the largest scalloped circle from the Circle Frames die set to cut out a piece of beautiful hot pink glitter paper. I then cut out my Birthday Roundabout with the largest stitched circle die and adhered it to the scalloped circle with liquid glue. I used a banner from the Banner Trio die and gold heat embossed the sentiment and edges of the banner. I then used one of my favorite stamp sets, Newton’s Birthday Bash, along with the matching die set, to stamp, color, and cut out a party hat and Newton holding the balloon. I just love that stamp! I popped Newton up on a Mini Action Wobbler for some added fun!

Cat Birthday Circle Card by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Birthday Roundabout Stamp Set, Newton's Birthday Bash Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Cat Birthday Circle Card by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Birthday Roundabout Stamp Set, Newton's Birthday Bash Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Copic colors used for Birthday Roundabout:
  • BV31, BV02, BV04
  • V01, V12, V04, V17
  • RV10, RV13, RV14, RV25
  • Y17, YR04, YR16, YR07
  • Y00, Y02, Y08, Y19
  • YG00, YG03, YG06, YG09
  • BG11, BG23, BG13, BG15
  • B000, B01, B02, B04
  • E50, E51, E53
Newton:
  • C0, C1, C2, C3 – for stripes
  • Ears – R20, R32, R43
  • Nose – R20
  • Balloon – RV13, RV14, RV25, RV29
  • Hat – RV13, RV14, RV25
    YR04, YR16, YR07, YR18
    Y00, Y02, Y08, Y19
    V12, V04
To finish off this card I used a glitter pen and glossy accents for some sparkle and shine!

Happy Birthday Card

For my last card I cut down a 5"x 7" card to an A6 size card, 4 ½" x 6 ¼", because it was the perfect size for the card I wanted to make. I used the Balloons Stencil with one of my favorite things, glitter paste, to make a sparkling background! I then cut out the largest scalloped circle from the Circle Frames Die Set and blended Distress Oxide Ink colors Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon. I cut out a banner using one of the Banner Trio dies and blended the same ink colors onto it. I stamped the Birthday Roundabout Stamp Set onto my ink blended scalloped circle with embossing ink and white heat embossed the image. I also white heat embossed my sentiment onto my ink blended banner. I then stamped and colored Newton holding the balloon and a party hat from Newton’s Birthday Bash Stamp Set and cut it out with the matching die set. I once again popped Newton up on a Mini Action Wobbler in the center of the Birthday Roundabout Stamp Set!

Cat Birthday Card by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Birthday Roundabout Stamp Set, Newton's Birthday Bash Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, Balloons Stencil and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Cat Birthday Card by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Birthday Roundabout Stamp Set, Newton's Birthday Bash Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, Balloons Stencil and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Copic colors used for Newton:
  • YR0000, YR000, YR20, YR31 – for stripes
  • Ears – R20, R32, R43
  • Nose – R20
  • Balloon – YG01, YG11, YG03
  • Hat – BG11, BG23, BG13
    YG01, YG11, YG03

I finished off this card by using a glitter pen on Newton’s hat, and giving Newton a shiny glitter balloon!

Five Incredible Roundabout Cards by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Birthday Roundabout Stamp Set, Hummingbird Stamp Set, Monarchs Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, Balloons Stencil, Banner Trio Die Set and Newton's Birthday Bash Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I’m sorry this post was so long, but I hope you enjoyed all of the cards today! I have truly enjoyed my time as Guest Designer for June and want to say a huge THANK YOU to Newton’s Nook Designs! It was such an honor to design for my favorite company! Thank you everyone and I hope you all have a great day!!
-Amy

Friday, June 26, 2020

Beautiful Roses Thank You Card by Tina Smith

A Beautiful Thank You!

Today we are sharing a beautiful thank you floral card and video by Tina featuring our new Roses Stamp Set.

I am sad to say that this project marks the LAST blog post for Tina Smith as a regular Design Team Member at Newton's Nook Designs! We have enjoyed having her share her beautiful cards and inspiration with us over the last six months and are sad to see her step down from sharing each new release with us.

However, we will still be featuring Tina over on our YouTube Channel with new videos! Make sure you subscribe to our Newton's Nook Designs YouTube Channel here so you are always alerted when she adds new video content over there!

Thank you, Tina for everything you have inspired us with so far! We look forward to seeing more of your videos in the future!

You can also alway continue to find amazing projects by Tina over at her blog, Cards and Coffee Time!


Now, onto this beautiful card by Tina!
To create this amazing card with a gorgeous layout of roses, she stamped the image of roses from the Roses Stamp Set multiple times so she could layer and overlap them! She colored the blooms in gorgeous shades of pink, orange and yellow and cut the images out using the coordinating Roses Die Set. She tucked in a metallic embossed "thank you" onto a stitched banner that was cut out using our Banner Trio Die Set. She also used our Frames & Flags Die Set to add a the stitched and scalloped border to the background panel. A few irridescent sequins finish add the finishing touch to this gorgeous card.

Here is a close-up image so you can see the details:

Beautiful Roses Thank You Card by Tina Smith | Roses Stamp Set, Banner Trio Die Set and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

 And check out the video by Tina showing you how she created this adorable card:


Don't forget to subscribe to our new YouTube Channel to see more great videos!

We hope you enjoyed this card today by Tina! If you would like to see more of Tina's work you can visit her blog, Cards and Coffee Time. She also has a ton of inspiration on her Cards and Coffee Time YouTube Channel too so make sure to subscribe over there too!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Have a Beautiful Day Card by Tatiana Trafimovich

Have a Beautiful Day Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Roses Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

A Beautiful Birthday!

Today Tatiana has created a gorgeous one layer birthday card featuring our new Roses Stamp Set. She stamped the image of the cluster of roses multiple times along the edge of her card, carefully masking it off to overlap the images. Then she colored the images with gorgeous shades of pink and green using markers. She stamped the "have a beautiful birthday" sentiment, also from the Roses Stamp Set, onto the white are of the card. A bit of pink splatter and some lovely irridescent sequins add the perfect finishing touch.

This card is so lovely on just one layer! It's perfect for sending special birthday wishes!

Have a Beautiful Day Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Roses Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

We hope are inspired to try to make a one layer card like this gorgeous one by Tatiana today! If you like this project you can see more of Tatiana's work over on her blog, Tatiana Craft and Art.