Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Hot Chocolate Kind of Card by Larissa Heskett

A Hot Chocolate Kind of Card by Larissa Heskett | Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

A good day for some hot cocoa! 

The weather is getting chilly at NND Headquarters so we are getting warmed up today with this adorable Hot Chocolate card by Larissa! For this fun cozy cocoa card, Larissa used our Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set! This set has a whole bunch of fun mug images that she stamped over the background using black ink. Then she picked the fun Snowflake mug to feature in the center of her card, coloring it a yummy red! She added the "It's a Hot Chocolate kind of day" sentiment from the Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set embossing in white on a little black banner from the Frames & Flags Die Set. Isn't the black and white with the pop of colors super fun!?

Note: If you are interested in purchasing the Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set it is temporarily out of stock but we should be getting more in very soon! If you'd like to be notified when we get more back in, just sign up on the Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set product page to be notified when we add more to our website!

This card would be a great addition to the Coffee Lovers Blog hop too! If you haven't linked up to this fun hop, make sure you pop over to the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop page! There are so many awesome prizes up for grabs, including one from us at Newton's Nook Designs!

To say hello to Larissa and see more of her creations, visit her over at her blog, Larissa Heskett Designs.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws WINNERS!

This is our second post today. To see an awesome set of cards by our Kay Miller, scroll down or click here

Thank you to everyone for participating in our blog hop!

We really enjoy reading all of your comments! Look below to see if you won! 

The the blogs and the comments were chosen using random.org


For the first $20 Store Credit -  the winner was randomly chosen from the Newton's Nook Design's blog: Mrsfish02


For the second $20 Store Credit -  the winner was randomly chosen from Samantha Mann's blogAndrea Hastilow


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 email address to claim your $20 store credit! (It's easiest if you already have an account set up in our shop)


Snow Globe Cards by Special Guest Kay Miller



Hello and Happy Monday! Can you believe it's just TWO weeks until Christmas?! Have you completed your Christmas cards yet? If not we have some beautiful inspiration today by our special guest, Kay Miller! She created two lovely snow globe cards that are just perfect for sending Holiday cheer!  
Snow Globe Cards by Special Guest Kay Miller | Snow Globe Scenes Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For her first card Kay created this adorable little scene using the row of houses, tree and car stamps from our Snow Globe Scenes Stamp Set. She colored the images and trimmed them out using the coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Die Set. She put all the little pieces inside a snow globe shape that she cut out using our Snow Globe Shaker Die Set! The "merry" die cut was layered on top of the snow globe base and is also part of the Snow Globe Shaker Die Set. She layered this cute little scene on top of a fun background that she inked up using distress inks! So lovely! 

Snow Globe Cards by Special Guest Kay Miller | Snow Globe Scenes Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For her second card Kay used the same layout and products to create her card but changed the background to a pretty minty green and used some of the other images from the stamp set to create a different scene! Both cards are so pretty and festive! 

Note: If you are interested in purchasing the Snow Globe Scenes Stamp Set or the Snow Globe Shaker Die Set they are temporarily out of stock but we should be getting more in very soon! If you'd like to be notified when we get more back in, just sign up on the product pages to be notified when we add more to our website!



Saturday, December 9, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!


And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Here's what I created today:
For this card I stamped Newton dressed as Santa from our Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set.
How cute is that silly kitty in the chimney!? 

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia | Santa Kitty card by Jennifer Jackson | Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I used inktense watercolor pencils and a water brush to color the image and then trimmed it out using the coordinating Santa Paws Newton Die Set. I also colored the little "north pole" image and cut that out. For the card background I used a piece of Kraft colored cardstock and added white snowflakes with embossing paste over our Snowfall Stencil. I love the look of kraft and white together. Then I created a little scene on the bottom by adding a white stitched hill for snow using the Land Borders Die Set. I layered some washi tape and a little strip of red checkered paper along the bottom. For the sentiment, I stamped the Here comes Santa Paws" sentiment from the Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set onto a strip of black cardstock, embossing it in white. Then I layered the kitty image over the top of everything, raising him up a bit with some foam tape! Hope you enjoyed this card today! Make sure to keep reading to find out how you can win prizes during the Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Newton's Nook Designs so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!

This is our second post today! We are also playing along with the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
To see that post, scroll down or click here

Welcome to our 5th 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 16 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 BRAND NEW Peppermint Die SetWe are just releasing this new little die set as part of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws celebration today. You can get this die for free with a qualifying purchase too! Scroll down to our sale to find out how! 

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop! | Peppermint card by Jennifer Jackson | Peppermint die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For my card I cut out assembled several mints using the new Peppermint Die Set. I used red and white cardstock for the mint and vellum for the side wrappers! Then I added three of the mints onto a stitched rectangle panel that I cut out using our Frames & Flags Die Set. I stamped the fun peppermint themed sentiment onto this panel from the Newton's Candy Cane Stamp Set. For the background I created that a festive pattern using white embossing paste on green cardstock with our Holiday Foliage Stencil.  I also added a cute little scalloped border using the scalloped edge from the Sky Borders Die Set. These products all work so well together! 

And since it wouldn't be a blog hop without featuring Newton, I thought I'd share another card today. This one uses our Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set:

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop! | Santa Kitty card by Jennifer Jackson | Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For this card I stamped Newton dressed as Santa with his giant bag of gifts and colored it using colored pencils. I don't color with pencils that often but every time I do I wonder why not!? It's so much fun to layer in the colors with pencils and I love how you can give details like the stripes I added to the kitty! After the image was colored I cut out the kitty and using the coordinating Santa Paws Newton Die Set. I also cut out a snowy hill using the Land Borders Die Set and stamped the "Here comes Santa Paws" sentiment from the Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set onto the hill. For the snowy sky added snowflakes to the blue sky with white embossing paste on our Snowfall Stencil

In case you haven't met Newton yet... 
Here's one a snapshot of him. Isn't he handsome?
He loves to distract (I mean help) me while I'm working! LOL!


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 Amy Tsuruta!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Sale! 

Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.


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

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 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 10th at 9 pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.


Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!



Today I'm playing along with the 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:

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Winter Hot Cocoa Card by Jennifer Jackson | Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I used our  Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set  to create a fun wintery card. This stamp set has a whole bunch of cute mug images and it'a always hard to decide which one to use! I settled on the mug with the kitty face and the one with the snowman for this card! I colored them with copics and trimmed them out with the coordinating Cup of Cocoa Die Set.  

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Winter Hot Cocoa Card by Jennifer Jackson | Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

To put the card together, I cut out a stitched rectangle using the Frames & Flags Die Set and added on a few snowflakes with the Snowfall Stencil and some blue ink. I layered the cocoa mugs over this and added the "Cold days need Hot Cocoa" sentiment from the Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set. Then I added a couple strips of washi tape and some twine to finish off the card.

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Winter Hot Cocoa Card by Jennifer Jackson | Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

If you haven't checked out this set yet, here's an image
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 Lover's 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!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Michelle Short

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 8th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!


Today's Featured guest is
Michelle Short

Hello there, my name is Michelle I live in London, UK. I am a part-time nurse, part-time crafter. I have been crafting for over 10 years now and I still absolutely love it! My style is very clean and simple. I love colouring, cute critters and white space on my cards, but I have been getting a little bit more inky recently and really been enjoying that too. I love Newton’s Nook designs and I am delighted to be taking part in the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws week.




Here's what Michelle created!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Michelle Short | Snowfall Stencil and Sentiments of the Season Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Michelle created two amazing sparkly snow cards featuring our Snowfall Stencil with the Sentiments of the Season Stamp Set! For the first card she created a background using shades of blue distress ink with the Snowfall Stencil. Then she kept the stencil in place and layered transparent glitter paste over the top! The added sparkle really makes this card feel special! To finish it off she stamp the sentiment "May your holidays sparkle with joy and happiness!" from the Sentiments of the Season Stamp Set. That sentiment goes so perfectly with the sparkle on the card!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Michelle Short | Snowfall Stencil and Sentiments of the Season Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

She also created this same layout using a pink/orange/yellow color combo!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Michelle Short | Snowfall Stencil and Sentiments of the Season Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

It's so fun to mix it up just by changing the colors! Both color combos are so pretty I can't decide which one I like better! How about you? 

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Michelle Short | Snowfall Stencil and Sentiments of the Season Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Make sure you head over to The Card Grotto to say hello to Michelle today and get all the details on how she created this card!  

Thanks so much, Michelle for being our guest today! She will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop on Friday, December 8th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog, The Card Grotto to read more about her adorable projects and say hello!

Tomorrow we will have a big 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!