Monday, May 2, 2016

Slice of Happiness by Jennifer Jackson

Slice of Happiness Orange Slice Card by Jennifer Jackson | Sweet Summer Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Slice of Happiness!

It's been cold and gloomy at NND headquarters inn Wisconsin this week so I'm trying to brighten things up with this fun summery citrus card today! I used the citrus slices from our Sweet Summer stamp set to create a pair of yummy oranges. I added the "wishing you a slice of happiness" sentiment, also from the Sweet Summer stamp set. I love how this sentiment is pretty versatile. You could use it for a birthday card or just to send someone a smile! I paired the image with some fun pattern papers in orange and green and a bright yellow-orange card base. 

Slice of Happiness Orange Slice Card by Jennifer Jackson | Sweet Summer Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I love how bright and cheerful this card is. I also added a few sequins and yellow and white bakers twine to embellish it. I love how just a few sequins add such a pop of color and fun!

Slice of Happiness Orange Slice Card by Jennifer Jackson | Sweet Summer Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook


Hope you enjoyed this card today! And I'm hoping it makes it feel less gloomy here! We are hoping for more sunshine this week!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Inky Paws Challenge #31- Sketch!

This month's challenge is a Sketch Challenge! 
create a project based on this sketch!

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 

You have TWO WEEKS to play along - Deadline to enter is Friday, May 13th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky?
  • Create a NEW project (card or other paper craft item).
  • Your project MUST use at least one Newton's Nook Designs stamped image (or free digital stamp - check out our Freebies page).
  • Post your project to your blog or to an online photo gallery such as FlickrPinterest, or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC31).
  • Link back to this challenge (if posting in an online gallery copy the link into the photo description). 
  • Submit your project to this challenge using the InLinkz widget below. You must submit a DIRECT link to your post page.
  • Have more than one great idea? You can enter more than once! Just link up each card separately. 
  • TIP: Please make sure your photo in focus  - We can't pick you as a winner if we can't see your card clearly because your photo is blurry! 

Here's some inspiration!

Several of our Design Team Members decided to play along - check out all the awesome birthday cards they created! Read the description below each card to see who made it.
Handmade with Love card by Christiana Reuling | Tag Sampler Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Our April Guest, Christy played along with our challenge and created this yummy card! She used our Tag Sampler stamp set and Tags Times Two Die Set for the handmade with love tag. The little dotted heart image is from Winston's Honeybees. I love how she paired it with pattern paper that has handmade jars of yummy goodies on it! 

What's The Scoop? Ice Cream card by Samantha Mann | Inky Paws Challenge | Tag Sampler and Summer Scoops Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Samantha created this fun card using the sketch! I love the black and white background with the pop of color for the tag! She used our Tag Sampler stamp set and Tags Times Two Die Set for the tag. The ice cream is from the Summer Scoops stamp set. 


BEE tag card by Jess Gerstner | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Jess created this fun BEE card using our new Tag Sampler stamp set and Tags Times Two Die Set  along with the cute bees from the Winston's Honeybees stamp set! I can just imagine those bees buzzing every direction!
Handmade with Love card by Crafty-Math Chick | Tag Sampler Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Crafty Math-Chick had fun with our new Tag Sampler stamp set and Tags Times Two Die Set on her card. I love how she added in the ball of yarn from the Newton Unwinds set to create a fun background - and the subtle sweater paper too!

Mermaid Card by Jennifer Jackson | Inky Paws Challenge | Tag Sampler and Summer Scoops Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
I created a mermaid themed card with this sketch! I used our Tag Sampler stamp set to stamp the tag and I cut it out with the Tags Times Two Die Set. Then I colored the mermaid from the Mermaid Crossing stamp set and fussy cut her out. I added the "have a FIN-tastic birthday" sentiment to the tag, also from the Mermaid Crossing stamp set! 



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Safari Birthday Card by Yukari Yoshioka

Safari Birthday Card by Yukari Yoshioka | In Slow Motion & Wild Child animal stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

It's a Birthday Zoo!

I just love all the fun watercolored animals on this card by Yukari! She used the fun lion, elephant, and lemur from the Wild About Zoo stamp set and added them into fun die-cut tag windows! This is such a unique and fun card layout, don't you think? She added on the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from the In Slow Motion stamp set, embossed in white on a black rectangle. I love how the sentiment really pops off!

Thanks so much to Yukari for the this super fun card today! You can head over to Yukari's blog, Handmade by Yuki to see more of her amazing cards!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

You're the Bees Knees Card Set by Samantha Mann

You're the Bees Knees Card Set by Samantha Mann | Winston's Honeybees Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Sweet Bees Card Set! 

This project today by Samantha will make you smile! She used our cute new Winston's Honeybees stamp set to make this fun collection of cards! I just love  how she used a fun stencil and embossing paste to make a honeycomb texture on the background of these cards! Then she added the adorable beehive and bee image from the Winston's Honeybees stamp set, along with some clouds - fussy cutting them out and adding them on top! The sentiment "You're the bees knees" embossed onto the black cardstock strip adds the perfect finishing touch! What a fun set of cards! This would make a perfect gift!

You're the Bees Knees Card Set by Samantha Mann | Winston's Honeybees Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Thanks, Samantha for the fun inspiration today! For more details on her project and to see what else she's creating, you can visit Samantha's Blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Chase your Dreams Card by Jennifer Jackson

Chase your dreams cat card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Unwinds Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Inspirational Kitty Card!

Today I'm sharing a fun inspirational kitty card using the cat image from the Newton Unwinds stamp set! I stamped the image of the kitty chasing his yarn with waterproof black ink onto watercolor paper. I colored him using zig clean color watercolor brush markers. Then I cut it out using the coordinating Newton Unwinds Die Set. I decided to create a scene for this cute kitty so I found a couple patterned papers from my stash that had green in them and used a scissor to cut hills. Then I used a cloud paper for the sky. 

Chase your dreams cat card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Unwinds Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Since there was a lot of color going on I mounted it on a white cardstock piece to make it pop and add a break from all the color! I had embossed the white piece with a paw print embossing folder to add a bit of texture too. I added a little flag on the bottom and the "always chase your dreams" sentiment in a circle on the top. This sentiment is also from the Newton Unwinds stamp set. I mounted the whole thing onto a kraft card base to finish it off. I love how bright and cheery this turned out!

Hope this card brightens your day today!

Monday, April 25, 2016

BEE Happy Card and Video by Christiana Reuling

BEE Happy card! 

Today we have a feature by our guest designer for April, Christiana Reuling. She created an really fun bee card using our BRAND NEW Winston's Honeybees stamp set. 

Bee Happy card by Christiana Reuling | Winston's Honeybees stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #bee

I love the fun way she created a scene across the tags! She cut out the tags using our Tags Times Two purr-fect die set. This is such a fun way to use this die! I love the fun little bows and pattern papers too! 

Christy also created a video too - you can check it out to see tips on how to create this card! 


Wasn't that fun? We'd like to say thank you again Christy for being our guest designer this month! We really enjoyed having you as a guest and all the fun projects you created with our stamps!

You can continue to follow Christy on her blog, Christy Gets Crafty.



Friday, April 22, 2016

April Release 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

April 2016 New products  | Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

April 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 random.org.


For the Winston's Honeybees stamp set from Crafty-Math's blog




For the Tag Sampler stamp set from Jess's blog




Congrats to the Winners! Don't forget - you have 7 days from today to to e-mail us at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com with your full name and shipping address to claim your prize.

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