Tuesday, October 26, 2021

2021 Cat Lovers Hop!

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2021 Cat Lovers Hop

This week is the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop! This hop is so fun and since the theme is CATS we knew we HAD to play along! To participate in this blog hop, you just have to create a project that features a cat theme  and upload it to the post on Her Peaceful Garden! We Hop you can play along since there are some really awesome sponsors and prizes, including one from us at Newton's Nook Designs

Here's what I created:
Bring on the Snow! Winter Cat card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton's Toboggan Stamp Set, Meowy Christmas Paper Pad, and various die sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For this card I featured the fun image of THREE kitties on a sledding together from the Newton's Toboggan Stamp Set. I colored the image with copic markers, giving each kitty a different fur color and colorful hats and scarves. The one in the back looks a little bit like Toulouse, our gray tabby! I cut the image out using the coordinating Newton's Toboggan Die Set

For my card base, I created a fun green gingham background using one of the patterns from our BRAND NEW Meowy Christmas Paper Pad. We just introduced this paper pad with our newest release and it's filled with fun prints that are perfect for Christmas and some of the patterns have kitties in them too! If you haven't seen it yet, make sure to pop over to our shop and check it out in the new category. I cut the paper out using the big scalloped frame from our Frames & Flags Die Set.

Next, I created snowy hills using our Land Borders Die Set. I cut out the curvy hills and then cut the papers again with the Frames & Flags Die Set so that I could match them up with the patterned paper that is behind them. I also added some birch trees using our Forest Scene Builder Die Set.

The finishing touch is the sentiment "bring on the snow" from the Newton's Toboggan Stamp Set. I stamped it inside a bubble that was cut out using our Speech Bubbles Die Set. I placed it so that the kitty on the back of the toboggan looks like he's yelling it out. So cute!
Bring on the Snow! Winter Cat card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton's Toboggan Stamp Set, Meowy Christmas Paper Pad, and various die sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Our Design Team Member, Amanda Wilcox is playing along today too. Here's a little peek at her project:
You can head over to her blog, Twiddler's Nook to see the whole project and more details!
We hope you enjoy the cat hop! I you are not familiar with our brand yet, our company was named after our orange tabby, Newton. Sadly, we lost our 18 year old Newton in 2019. We miss him terribly but he still lives on in our hearts and our stamp designs! Now we have two kitties at our house, Toulouse and Marlowe. They are pretty distracting, I mean "good" helpers! LOL! Here's a photo of them last week as they were "helping" us pack orders! Toulouse is curled up inside the USPS bin and Marlowe is sitting in a sunbeam next to it. 
Toulouse and Marlowe helping pack orders at Newton's Nook Designs headquarters.
Below are links to the products I've used today. Click on the names to find them in our shop!

We also have LOTS of other cute kitty stamps too! 
Make sure to check them out here in our Newton and Kittens categories.  

I hope you will play along with the Cat Lovers Hop! You have until Oct. 29 to link up at Her Peaceful Garden for a chance to win prizes, including one from us at Newton's Nook Designs! Hope you can play along! 

    

Monday, October 25, 2021

Herd It's Your Birhday Card by October Guest Designer Allison Arbour

Newton's Nook Designs October Guest Designer, Allison Arbour 
Hello Newton’s Nook fans! 
I’ve had so much fun and am so excited to have had the opportunity to guest design this month with all these insanely talented artists. For my last card guesting I used the beyond adorable Moo Stamp Set. My plan was to use one of the cows for this card but couldn’t decide which one was cuter so in the end 3 of them made there way on to it and I’m so glad they did. I love how this card turned out. 

Herd It's Your Birhday Card by October Guest Designer Allison Arbour | Moo Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Herd It's Your Birhday Card by October Guest Designer Allison Arbour | Moo Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Here’s how I created this card:

Start with a white slimline card base.

On top layer a white scallop slimline die cut slightly smaller.

Next make a slightly smaller slimline frame and ink up with oxide ink in the colour tattered rose.


Ink up a piece of white card stock with a cobblestone stencil using oxide inks in the colours antique linen, gathered twigs and brushed corduroy. Die cut a cloud border die strip (enough to cover the bottom of your slimline) and some additional clouds from your inked panel. You could use the Sky Borders Die Set from Newton's Nook Designs for this. 

Position and glue the cows heads from the Moo Stamp Set, clouds and larger cloud to the back of the frame. Glue some grass strips behind the bottom of the large cloud at bottom. You could use the Land Borders Die Set from Newton's Nook Designs for this. 

Herd It's Your Birhday Card by October Guest Designer Allison Arbour | Moo Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Herd It's Your Birhday Card by October Guest Designer Allison Arbour | Moo Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Add foam tape to the frame and attach to top of card.

Add a cow from the 
Moo Stamp Set to the bottom and a sentiment stamped on a white cloud with dimensional tape. You could use the Sky Scene Builder Die Set from Newton's Nook Designs for the cloud. 

Finish the card with a few nuvo drops.

Herd It's Your Birhday Card by October Guest Designer Allison Arbour | Moo Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Crafty Hugs,
Allie

Friday, October 22, 2021

A Dino-mite Christmas Slimline Card by Ellen Haxelmans

A Dino-mite Christmas Slimline Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Prehistoric Christmas Stamp Set, Meowy Christmas Paper Pad, Sea Borders Die Set and Slimline Die Sets by Newton's Nook Designs

Have a Dino-mite Christmas!

Today Ellen has created an adorable dinosaur card that is perfect for sending fun holiday wishes! 

Ellen used our two of the cute holiday dinosaurs from our new Prehistoric Christmas Stamp Set, the "tree-ceratops" and the "santa-saurus". She colored them in fun brright colors and added them to a slimline card. 

For her slimline card, she created a white slimline card base. Then she added the long lime green panel with the scalloped border using our Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set. Over that she layered the darker green stitched panel with three windows using our Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set. Inside each window she used a piece of gingham pattern paper from our new Meowy Christmas Paper Pad along with a snow hill that was die cut using our Sea Borders Die Set. The little trees and sentiments are also from the Prehistoric Christmas Stamp Set. What a fun and unique holiday card!

A Dino-mite Christmas Slimline Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Prehistoric Christmas Stamp Set, Meowy Christmas Paper Pad, Sea Borders Die Set and Slimline Die Sets by Newton's Nook DesignsA Dino-mite Christmas Slimline Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Prehistoric Christmas Stamp Set, Meowy Christmas Paper Pad, Sea Borders Die Set and Slimline Die Sets by Newton's Nook Designs

We hope you enjoyed this holiday project today! To see more unique creations by Ellen, you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

A Christmas Hello Card by Samantha Mann

Christmas Kitty Card by Samantha Mann | A Kitten Christmas Stamp Set, Meowy Christmas Paper Pad and Pines & Holly Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

A Christmas Kitten!

Ready for a sweet Christmas hello? This adorable kitten card by Samantha is sure get you in the mood for some holiday cheer!

This adorable holiday creation features the sweet kitten wearing a Santa hat from our A Kitten Christmas Stamp Set. She colored the image in neutral colors, adding pink to the kitty cheeks! The image was cut out using the coordinating A Kitten Christmas Die Set

For her card base, she used the argyle patterned paper from our new Meowy Christmas Paper Pad to cover the card front. She used out Heart Frames Die Set to cut a heart out of it to leave a white heart behind the kitty. What a great way to make the image pop! She also added some distress ink and white paint splatters over the paper to add more fun dimension to her card. 
Christmas Kitty Card by Samantha Mann | A Kitten Christmas Stamp Set, Meowy Christmas Paper Pad and Pines & Holly Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For the sentiment, she used "A Christmas Hello" embossed in white onto a black banner that was die cut using our Banner Trio Die Set. The finishing touch is some die cut holly and berries that were created with our Pines & Holly Die Set

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, October 20, 2021

Main Street Christmas Card by Amanda Wilcox

Main Street Christmas Card by Amanda Wilcox | Main Street Christmas Stamp Set and Music Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Most wonderful time of the year!

Today Amanda has created a beautiful holiday card that is sure to put you in a festive mood! 

This lovely card features the holiday street filled with houses from our Main Street Christmas Stamp Set. This big image is so fun to color! She even added bits of gloss to the windows to make them shine. She also stamped a bunch of the little snowflakes and the image of Santa's sleigh from the same stamp set, embossing them in gold and black. She cut all the images out using the coordinating Main Street Christmas Die Set

For her card base she used our Music Stencil along with distress inks to create a subtle pattern in the background! So beautiful! She stamped the sentiment from the Main Street Christmas Stamp Set along the bottom of the card. She also added some gold splatters into the sky for a lovely finishing touch!
Main Street Christmas Card by Amanda Wilcox | Main Street Christmas Stamp Set and Music Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Main Street Christmas Card by Amanda Wilcox | Main Street Christmas Stamp Set and Music Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
To say hello to her and see more of her awesome creations you can visit Amanda over on her blog, Twiddler's Nook!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Christmas Gift Tag by Maria Russell

Christmas Gift Tag by Maria Russell | Meowy Christmas Paper Pad, Newton's Stocking Stamp Set and Pines & Holly Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Holiday Cheers!

Have you started to think about holiday gifts? Today we have inspiration from Maria on how to dress up a gift of a bottle of wine to make it feel special!

To dress up this holiday bottle, Maria created a custom gift tag using our brand new holiday products. She started out by cutting a long rectangle from red cardstock. She added a fold line to create a tag that folds into two sections with the top section fitting over the top of the bottle.  She rounded all the corner s and then added patterned paper from our new Meowy Christmas Paper Pad onto both sections, also rounding the corners.  On the top section she cut out a circle so that the tag would fit over the bottle. On the bottom section she added that cute kitty peeking out of the stocking from our Newton's Stocking Stamp Set!

Christmas Gift Tag by Maria Russell | Meowy Christmas Paper Pad, Newton's Stocking Stamp Set and Pines & Holly Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

She colored the image, making the kitty orange and the hat a fun vibrant blue. Then she cut the image out using the coordinating Newton's Stocking Die Set. She also stamped the image again onto the red and white striped paper from the Meowy Christmas Paper Pad and fussy cut out the stocking bottom, layering it over her first image to add some pattern to it! How fun! She also added some branches and a bow using our Pines & Holly Die Set and the "holiday cheers" sentiment onto the stocking front using our Christmas Cocktails Stamp Set! What a fun and festive way to dress up a holiday gift! 

Christmas Gift Tag by Maria Russell | Meowy Christmas Paper Pad, Newton's Stocking Stamp Set and Pines & Holly Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
To see more projects by Maria you can visit her over at her blog, Maria Russell Designs!

Monday, October 18, 2021

Life's Small Moments Circle Card by October Guest Designer Allison Arbour

Newton's Nook Designs October Guest Designer, Allison Arbour

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!, I’m back again this week with another card using the adorable Autumn Mice Stamp Set. These cuties with their fall settings cover both my love of mice and fall.

Life's Small Moments Circle Card by October Guest Designer Allison Arbour | Autumn Mice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

To make this card:

Start by scoring your card stock in half and placing a larger circle die on top with the top of the circle hanging slightly over the score line. You could use the Circle Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs for this. Run through die cutting machine. 


Next glue a larger scalloped circle die cut on top that is stenciled with wild honey oxide ink using the second part of the Argyle Stencil Set.

Life's Small Moments Circle Card by October Guest Designer Allison Arbour | Autumn Mice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


Next, layer yellow card stock, a white cross stitch die cut and an inverted scallop in the shape of a circle to the center with dimensional tape.

Life's Small Moments Circle Card by October Guest Designer Allison Arbour | Autumn Mice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Attach mouse and sentiment from the Autumn Mice Stamp Set with dimensional tape.

Life's Small Moments Circle Card by October Guest Designer Allison Arbour | Autumn Mice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Finish the card by gluing in some leaves behind the mouse and adding nuvo drops and a twine bow.

Life's Small Moments Circle Card by October Guest Designer Allison Arbour | Autumn Mice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Crafty hugs,
Allie