Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Note: This is our second post for today.
To see an awesome envelope card by Ellen, scroll down or click here
Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

Today I'm playing along with the SUMMER 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog hop!

This hope is so fun and 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:
Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Coffee & Cactus Card by Jennifer Jackson | Cuppa Cactus Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
I used our BRAND NEW Cuppa Cactus stamp set! This set was part of our recent June release and I've been having so much fun playing with it. It has two cute little cactus images in mugs and some really great puns for coffee lovers! 

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Coffee & Cactus Card by Jennifer Jackson | Cuppa Cactus Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
To make the card I started by coloring the two cacti in mugs using copic markers. Then I trimmed them out with the coordinating Cuppa Cactus Die Set. I took a piece of watercolor paper and added some distress ink in yellow and green to my craft mat and squished it onto the paper to make the background. I added a little hill cut from polka dot paper using our Land Borders Die Set. Then I added the sentiment "Caution: I'm a little prickly before my coffee" using the sentiments from the Cuppa Cactus stamp set. To finish off the card I added some hot pink twine and then mounted everything on a kraft colored card base.

If you haven't seen this new set yet, here's an image
of the Cuppa Cactus stamp set & coordinating Cuppa Cactus Die Set:
Cuppa Cactus Stamp set & Coordinating die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Coffee lovers might also like our Newton Loves Coffee stamp set:
Newton Loves Coffee Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
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!

p.s. If you like a good sale, we've just added a bunch of sets for sale in our Retiring category on the Newton's Nook Designs Shop! These designs will be gone for good once they sell out so make sure to see if any of your favorites are in there! 

Custom Envelope Card by Ellen Haxelmans

Custom Envelope Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Lovely Blooms  Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Create a custom Envelope Card!

Today we have a fun idea by Ellen on how to make a custom card where the envelope and card are one piece! She was inspired by aerograms (or air letters) that were used during the use during the Second World War. These lightweight self-sealing letter cards were introduced for easy sending through airmail!

To make her card, Ellen used an envelope punch board to create the envelope shape out of yellow cardstock. Then she added some stamping to the front panel using flowers from our Lovely Blooms stamp set.

Custom Envelope Card by Ellen Haxelmans |  Terrific Terriers Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
She added some magnet strips on the inside of the envelope flaps and then created some fun pieces to make a cute scene inside the card. She used the cute puppy from our new Terrific Terriers stamp set along with little clouds from the Winston Takes Flight stamp set and flowers from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set. 

Custom Envelope Card by Ellen Haxelmans |  Terrific Terriers Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Here's what the front of the closed envelope looks like. She used blooms from the Lovely Blooms stamp set on the background and created a custom sentiment using words from both the Simply Relative  and the Lovely Blooms stamp sets.

Custom Envelope Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Lovely Blooms and Simply Sentimental Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For the back side of the closed envelope she added a fun wreath using the  Happy Little Thoughts stamp set. Then she stamped the sentiment inside it and the ribbon using the Terrific Terriers stamp set. 

Custom Envelope Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Happy Little Thoughts and Terrific Terriers Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Don't you just love all the fun details she added to this project! It would be so special to receive a card like this! 

To see more of her lovely projects you can visit Ellen over at her blog Crafty Ellen!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Book Club Card by Samantha Mann

Book Club Card by Samantha Mann | Newton's Book Club Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

That's a lot of reading...

The kitty on this card by Samantha has a TON of reading to do! Samantha created this super fun card by stamping the stack of books from our Newton's Book Club stamp set twice and fussy cutting before stacking it together it out to create a really tall pile of books! I love all the fun bright colors she used to color them too! Then she added the kitty on the top with the open book too! Such a perfect card to send someone who loves to read! 

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wanted poster Card by Juliana Michaels

Wanted poster Card by Juliana Michaels | Newton Rides West Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

WANTED! 

Our new Newton Rides West stamp set is perfect for creating fun western themed cards! Today we are sharing this adorable birthday card by Juliana! She colored the cute kitty wearing the cowboy hat and cactus from this set and she even and added on the mustache too! How adorable is that?  The images were all trimmed out using the coordinating Newton Rides West Die Set. The bit of twine to create a rope behind the kitty is so fun and the distressing she added to the paper really gives a fun old timey western feeling too!

To make this fun little western scene into a birthday card, Juliana used the "Wanted" paired with "for celebrating another birthday" from the Newton Rides West stamp set. You could also pair the "Wanted" with the "for being awesome" sentiment in this set too if you don't need a birthday card!

Thanks, Juliana, for the fun card today! To see more creations by Juliana, visit her over to her blog, 17 Turtles!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Small Paws, Big Hearts Card by Maria Russell

Small Paws, Big Hearts Card by Maria Russell | Terrific Terriers stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Small Paws, Big Hearts!

If you love dogs you will love this sweet card by Maria! She created this adorable card using our NEW Terrific Terriers stamp set and coordinating Terrific Terriers Die Set. She colored them in shades of brown and added cute pink cheeks! Then she created that fun background using the tiny heart and paw print images from the set. She finished it off with the "small paws, big hearts" sentiment from the Terrific Terriers stamp set in a little heart shape! So cute!

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, June 19, 2017

Tee-rific Dad Card by June Guest Designer Simone Naoum

Hello Everyone

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend? Today I'm back with another Newton's Nook Designs card for you all, and this one uses the fun new Winston's Tee Time stamp and die sets.

When I first saw this stamp set I knew it was a must have, especially to create cards for guys who love golf, as well as Father's Day cards, which I'm getting a bit of head start on with today's card!

Tee-rific Dad Card by June Guest Designer Simone Naoum | Winston's Tee Time stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnok

I started this card by first arranging and stamping my sentiment onto a plain white card base, before stamping Winston onto some X-press It blending card, and again onto some patterned paper for his shirt. I then coloured Winston using my Copic Sketch Markers, before paper piecing his patterned paper shirt onto him.  Once he was dry I then covered his collar and the golf ball with some clear Wink of Stella glitter for a bit of shimmer, before die cutting them out and sticking them down onto my card base using some adhesive foam.  Finally I embellished the card with some matching coloured sequins.

That's my card for today and I hope it inspires you to get a head start on creating some Father's Day cards?!

Thank you all for stopping by today, and I'll be back again next Monday with my final card for Newton's Nook Designs.


Have a great day.
 - Simone

Friday, June 16, 2017

June 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

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


Winner of the Terrific Terriers stamp set from the Samantha's blog


Winner of the Furr-ever Friends stamp set from Naki's blog


Winner of the Cultivated Cacti stamp set from Larissa's blog:









Winner of the Cuppa Cactus stamp set from Juliana's blog:








Winner of the Newton Rides West stamp set from Jennifer'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!