Friday, February 24, 2017

Birthday Tags by Ellen Haxelmans

Birthday Tags with Cat by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton Loves Cake Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Birthdays are for Cake & Cats!

Love Birthdays? Love Cake? Love Cats? Today's projects by Ellen have all three of these favorites! She created the these charming tags using images from our new Newton Loves Cake stamp set! She stamped the images of that mischievous kitty with his cake and trimmed them out using the coordinating Newton Loves Cake Die Set. Then she colored the cakes with lovely shades of purple and, of course, chocolate frosting!


I love the details she added like the gloss on the frosting the extra white polka dots on the cupcake wrapper!
Cat coloring tip by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton Loves Cake Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Have you ever wondered how to add stripes to your cats? She's included a tip on how she does it (see photo above). You just draw lines, each getting a bit shorter to form a little triangle! How easy is that? And it adds a special bit of detail too! Thanks, Ellen, for sharing this tip!

If you love this card you can visit Ellen over at her blog Crafty Ellen to see more of her lovely creations!


Thursday, February 23, 2017

I'm Here for You Card by Samantha Mann

I'm Here for You Card by Samantha Mann | Beautiful Blossoms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Soft and Sweet!

WOW! This card card by Samantha is so lovely! She created such a subtle and beautiful layout using the flower images from the Beautiful Blossoms stamp set to create a soft gray border of flowers around the edge of the card. For the center heart image, she used two hearts that she die cut using the Darling Hearts Die set and folded in half. The lovely colors on the heart were created by painting with acrylic paints! What a gorgeous card! 

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happy Easter Ombré Cards by Juliana Michaels

Happy Easter Ombré Cards by Juliana Michaels | Beautiful Spring Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Ombré for Easter!

If you love the look of ombré you will LOVE these cards today by Juliana! She used the fun new swirly eggs images from our Beautiful Spring stamp set to create these beautiful Easter cards! She stamped the eggs randomly on white and embossed them in white and then inked over them to create gorgeous ombré background patterns! Then she added the "Happy Easter" sentiment, also in white, on a strip across the card. These cards are so soft and pretty! 

To see more details on her project today you can visit Juliana over at her blog, 17 Turtles!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Egg-stra Special Wishes Card by Maria Russell

Egg-stra Special Wishes Card by Maria Russell | Easter Eggs | Beautiful Spring Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Egg-stra special!

Today we are sharing a sweet Easter egg card by Maria! She created those pretty pastel eggs using the egg from our NEW Beautiful Spring stamp set, embossing them in white on pretty pastel colored cardstocks. She added adorable pink bows using bow from our Pines & Holly Die Set to place on top of each egg and then added them to a tree branch! What a fun idea! She also created some fun curved edges along the bottom of her card using our NEW Land Borders Die Set!

To see more about how she created this card, along with a review of our newest release, check out Maria's fun video too. You can find it here.

Video by Maria Russell | February 2017  release by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Thanks the fun card inspirations today, Maria!

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, February 20, 2017

Interactive Spinning Dream Card by February Guest Designer Emily Lauritzen



Hello hello!!
I have a super fun card to share with you today!  It speaks a lot towards my current mood and what I'm dreaming of.
Dreaming Kitty Card by February Guest Designer Emily Lauritzen | Aloha Newton & Newton's Daydream stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
I just absolutely adored the Aloha Newton stamp set ...so I had to use the whole thing!  But fitting that many amazing stamps onto one card front can be a bit challenging.  So I made a spinning wheel card!!  Honestly, this is my first time ever making a card like this!  But once all the nitty gritty details were worked out, it was so quick and easy!!  The hardest part was getting the dream bubble the right size to fit enough of the image so you know what it is, but also fit 4 of them on my little wheel.

I started with the dream bubble from the Newton's Daydream stamp set, but that was just a little too big.  So I worked around with an oval die cut 'til I got it just right.  Then figured out where each bubble would land on my wheel and using a mask so I didn't get parts of the images where I didn't want them, stamped everything through the opening.
Dreaming Kitty Card by February Guest Designer Emily Lauritzen | Aloha Newton & Newton's Daydream stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Now in order to get this many large images on this wheel, I had to make it kind of large.  So it ended up being a 4.25 inch circle, which filled a good portion of my card.  But I knew it would give me a nice space to create my little dream scene with Newton.  And I kind of like that the edges hang out a little on each side in addition to the larger opening on the right side.  It helps to highlight a little more that it spins.

I created a little cloud mask and used my Prismacolor pencils to add some dark stormy looking clouds, making sure to try and highlight the dream bubble opening above my sweet kitty.

Then I set to coloring my images!  I used the same colors throughout each image so the whole card has a nice flow to it.  And I tried to blend out around each image so there wasn't any super harsh lines as you spin the wheel.

From the images above, there is a beach scene with a sunset!  Of course!  You can't go to Hawaii without enjoying the gorgeous sunsets!  Then we have my kitty rolling in a bed of flowers!
Dreaming Kitty Card by February Guest Designer Emily Lauritzen | Aloha Newton & Newton's Daydream stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Here we have my kitty playing an Ukulele with the sun setting behind her.
Dreaming Kitty Card by February Guest Designer Emily Lauritzen | Aloha Newton & Newton's Daydream stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
And of course, my favorite thing to do in Hawaii...Nap on the beach!
I started this card while it was dark and stormy here in Seattle and it's been a week where all I want to do is go back to Hawaii.  But I'll have to just enjoy it through my cards for now.  And let my little Cloud kitty share my dreams.

To finish off the card, I used a few little sentiments from the Aloha Newton stamp set and the Newton's Daydream stamp set and repeatedly stamped it tone on tone to some blue cardstock.  Then printed off my sentiment onto some vellum and wrapped it around the front of the card.  And randomly scattered a few Nuvo Drops for some shine, along with some sparkle to the flowers.

This card turned out so awesome!  I love it so much!

I hope all of your dreams come true!!  Thanks so much for visiting!!
 - Emily

Friday, February 17, 2017

February Release NOW AVAILABLE + Blog Hop Winners!!

Are you ready to get your paws inky with our new stamps?

Winners from the blog hop are posted below - scroll down to see if you won

Our new products are now available at newtonsnookdesigns.com

February 2017 release | Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Plus, we've added a new die set to our collection too! 

This set works with the existing Delightful Doxies Stamp Set. 

Delightful Doxies Stamp set | Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

February Blog Hop Winners!

Thank you to everyone for participating in our blog hop. We really enjoy reading all of your comments! Check out below to see if you won! The the blogs and the comments were chosen using randomnumbergenerator.com.


Winner of the Newton's Pot of Gold stamp set from the Tatiana's blog




Winner of the Beautiful Spring stamp set from Amanda's blog




Winner of the Newton Loves Cake stamp set from Naki's blog





Congrats to the Winners! Don't forget - you have 5 days from today to to e-mail us at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com with your full name and shipping address and the name of the set you won to claim your prize.

You can shop online now - our new release is up in the store! 



Thursday, February 16, 2017

February Reveals - Day 3 - Newton Loves Cake!

Today is our last reveal day for our February Release! Today we are sharing a new set with our favorite feline! The Newton Loves Cake stamp set be soon be a favorite for creating birthday cards! We are giving this stamp set away one lucky winner so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!
Cat eating Cake Birthday cards by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

Newton Loves Cake!

Happy Cake Day! Everyone knows birthdays are really all about the cake! This entertaining 4 x 6 stamp set features our favorite feline, Newton, celebrating with cake! Send birthday greetings with a cake that our Newton "made from scratch" or create amusing birthday wishes to your "favorite cat lady". The images in this set are sure to make you smile!
Here's some info on the Newton Loves Cake stamp set: 
  • 4 x 6 photopolymer stamp set 
  • Includes 10 stamps: 5 images and 5 sentiments 
  • Coordinating Newton Loves Cake purr-fect die set (sold separately) includes 5 dies 
  • Available for purchase in our online shop starting Friday, February 17th

Happy Cake Day! Enjoy these adorable birthday cards from our Design Team!

Check out all the awesome projects below from our Design Team below! Then, make sure to click through to all their blogs for details on their cards - you will find a few extra cards on some of the DT blogs and you might even find a fun video or two along the way! Make sure to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win! Details on the giveaway are at the bottom of today's post.

Cat and Cake Birthday cards by Juliana Michaels | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs
Juliana created this adorable card using all three cat images from this set! What a fun layout! The  hot pink splatters and teal sequins give it the perfect finishing touch! 
Cat and Cake Birthday card by Jennifer Timko | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs
Jennifer created this bright and bold birthday card! Those fun bright colors contrast so perfectly with the simple black and white stripes!
Cat and cupcake Birthday card by Naki Rager| Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs
Naki used no-line coloring on the image of the kitty with the cupcake! Then she added it onto the card with some festive gold and pink banners!  What a fun birthday card!
Cat and cake Birthday card by Samatha Mann | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs
Samantha created this adorable birthday card! That kitty really looks like he's enjoying his cake! The fun inked circle behind the image really makes it pop!  

Cat and cupcake Birthday card by Holly Endress | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs
This adorable cupcake card is by Holly! She used our new Land borders die to create a fun curved die cut with pattern papers and added the sweet kitty image on top! So fun!
Cat and cake Birthday card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs
This gorgeous birthday card is by Tatiana! The bold bright colors on the cake and the inked blue background are perfect for a cheerful birthday wish! 

Cat and cupcake Birthday card by Maria Russell | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs
Maria created this sweet birthday card! The bright colors on the cupcake and hat are so fun against the soft pastel background!

Cat and cupcake Birthday card by Larissa Heskett | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs
Larissa created this gorgeous card, showcasing the kitty with the cupcake with a fancy frame! That kitty looks so happy with the a giant cupcake and cute birthday hat! 

Cat and cake Birthday card by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs
Ellen created this card with the huge chocolate cake! So yummy! Make sure to check out her blog to see the fun inside of this card too! 

Cat and cupcake Birthday card by Amanda Bodine | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs
Everything is better in three! Amanda created this fun trio of kitties with blue frosted cupcakes! So cute!


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 16th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, February 17th. 


Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: