Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Duo of Christmas Cards by Zsofia Molnar

Duo of Christmas Cards by Zsofia Molnar | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Poinsettias with sparkle!  

Today we are sharing a duo of beautiful holiday cards by Zsofia! These cards are gorgeous yet simple to make! Perfect inspiration to create in the rush before the holidays! On these two cards she featured the lovely little poinsettia images from Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set. She used the smaller images from the set, embossing them in silver and then coloring them in two color palettes for her cards. For the first card she used pink and the second one she used red. She cut out the images using the coordinating Poinsettia Blooms Die Set to add them onto a stitched white rectangle that was cut out using our Frames & Flags Die Set.

Here is a closer look at the pink version:
Poinsettia Christmas Card by Zsofia Molnar | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Isn't it so pretty how shimmery they are? On this card she also added "Season's Greetings" from the  Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set, embossed in silver under the blooms.

Poinsettia Christmas Card by Zsofia Molnar | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

And here is the second version, exactly the same, but in red. She also changed up the sentiment on this one, using "wishing you joy" from the Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set.

Poinsettia Christmas Card by Zsofia Molnar | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


These cards are so pretty with all the added sparkle!

Poinsettia Christmas Card by Zsofia Molnar | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thank you, Zsofia, for inspiring us today! You can find more of Zsofia's lovely creations and say hello to her over at her blog, Safsafdesign



Monday, December 10, 2018

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws WINNERS!

This is our second post today. To see an lovely poinsettia card by Jennifer, 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 $25 Store Credit -  
the winner was randomly chosen from Zsofia Molnar's blogSue D


For the second $25 Store Credit -  
the winner was randomly chosen from Keeway Tsao's blog:  Brenda Lea Abbott

Congrats Sue & Brenda! Please e-mail us at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com with your full name, and email address to claim your prize (it's also easiest if you already have an account set up in our shop)


Poinsettia Card by Jennifer Jackson

Poinsettia Card by Jennifer Jackson | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Season's Greetings!

Hello! Jen here today with a lovely holiday card using our  Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set. For this card I wanted to create a soft watercolored look so I embossed the big image of blooms with white embossing powder onto a piece of watercolor cardstock. The I carefully added color with Zig clean color brush markers, coloring inside the lines. The raised edge of the embossing helps keep the watercolors neat. Then I decided it needed to pop a little more so I went around the exterior edge of the image using a blue. I love how the this makes the white edges pop! 

Poinsettia Card by Jennifer Jackson | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For the shapes, I used the Scalloped frame from our Framework Die Set. Then I cut out a light blue banner using our Frames & Flags Die Set and stamped the "Season's Greetings" Sentiment onto it from the Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set

Poinsettia Card by Jennifer Jackson | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

To finish off the card I put it all together, mounting it on a red cardstock base and adding a strip of kraft cardstock across the center. I also added some grey and white washi tape and a bit of red twine! I love how this card turned out! 

I didn't use the die set for this card, but the Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set does have a coordinating Poinsettia Blooms Die Set if you prefer the look of your images cut out. 

I hope you enjoyed this project today! 



Friday, December 7, 2018

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!


Welcome to our 6th 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 15 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 new Ginger Snap Stamp Set! This stamp cute little 2x3 stamp set is being released today as part of the hop! You can get it for free with a $30 purchase too! Keep reading to the end to find out more!
For my card, I colored the cute little gingerbread man with copic markers on a strip of white paper. I love the surprised look on his face! I then created a fun red and green plaid pattern for the background of my card. For this I used our new Plaid Stencil Set. I just can't get enough of this set. It's so awesome how you can make plaid in any color to match your project and it's two pieces so you get a fun two color pattern! I added this pattern onto a bright red cardstock base and then added my gingerbread man, layering a bit of light brown cardstock with him. I added on some gingerbread colored twine too! 
Then, of course, I had to add in the sentiment "oh, snap!" from the new Ginger Snap Stamp Set. I embossed it in white onto a black flag that was cut out using our Frames & Flags Die Set. This card was super fun to make and I hope it will make the recipient smile! 

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

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 

Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2x3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs online store and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.

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

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 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 9th at 9 pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Caly Person

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 7th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!


Today's Featured guest is
Caly Person

Hi, Friends! This is Caly Person. I’ve always loved to cook, bake, and dabble with all things crafty, but my love for cardmaking has taken precedence since August 2014. I am a wife and mother to four beautiful children. I also work full-time as a pharmacist from home. It's always busy but it's my state of being and I love it!




Here's what Caly created!Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Caly Person | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Caly created this gorgeous holiday card featuring those pretty florals from our Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set. She colored those lovely clusters of flowers in beautiful shades of red and green and added them to her card, framing the top and bottom of a golden circle frame. She fussy cut her images to add to her card but if you prefer to use dies, there is also a Poinsettia Blooms Die Set available in our shop. 

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Caly Person | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
 In the center of her circle she added the "season's greetings" sentiment from the Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set. She also added some fun gold dots around the sentiment that match the gold on the centers of the flowers! What a fun touch to add a bit of special sparkle to the card!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Caly Person | Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

If you'd like to see more, you can head over to Caly Person | Create & Inspire to get all the details on how she created this card!  

Thanks so much, Caly Person for being our guest today! She will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop Tomorrow, December 7th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog, Caly Person | Create & Inspire to read more about her adorable projects and say hello!


Tomorrow we will have special Guest 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!



Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 3 - Katie Gehring

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws - Newton's Nook Designs

Welcome to day three 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 7th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!


Today's Featured guest is
Katie Gehring

My name is Katie and I live in Northeast Ohio with my husband, our two lively, creative daughters, one dog, four cats and countless antique automobiles. By day, I work in the HR department of a large regional bank, and by night, I am a paper engineer, DIY enthusiast and all around crafty gal. I started scrapbooking in 2001 and decided to try my hand at stamping a few years later. Little did I know that stamping would take my crafty passion, enthusiasm, and stash of supplies to a whole new level! I love to try new things and try to do something creative every day


Here's what Katie created!Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 3 - Katie Gehring | Christmas Card using the Nutcracker Squeak Stamp Set and Holiday Greetings Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Katie created this fun Christmas mouse card with the nutcracker theme! She used those adorable mice from our Nutcracker Squeak Stamp Set, dressed as characters from the Nutcracker! The color palette she used is so gorgeous with red, navy and a pop of yellow! She added the mice onto her card along the bottom half and added the "Merry Christmas" sentiment along the top, die cut out using our Holiday Greetings Die Set. Such a fun and festive card!

Make sure you head over to Stamping Lightly to get all the details!  

Thanks so much, Katie for being our guest today! She will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop on Friday, December 7th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog, Stamping Lightly to read more about her adorable projects and say hello!


Tomorrow we will have special Guest Caly Person from Caly Person | Create & Inspire
so make sure you take some time to come back and visit us again! 



Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 2 - Alix Davis

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws - Newton's Nook Designs

Welcome to day two 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 7th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!


Today's Featured guest is
Alix Davis

Hi Everyone! My name is Alix Davis.I live in Sacramento, Sunny California. I have a 12 years old daughter, a supportive loving husband and two furry kitties. I am a part time dental hygienist and I own a tiny Etsy shop as well. I love sharing my creations and happiness with you. I am so excited to be part of the 2018 Deck the Halls with Inky Paws!




Here's what Alix created!

Alix created this amazing caroling scene featuring our Caroling Newton Stamp Set! She colored the fun trio of kitties using crisp bright colors and really pop off the card!  She even added in that adorable tiny little caroling mouse! She fussy cut the images to add to her card but if you prefer to use a die cut, there is a coordinating Caroling Newton Die Set available too.  For her background she created a gorgeous night sky using dark colors in the background and layering sparkly trees over the top! She used our Evergreens Stencil with some sparkly green embossing pasted to create this fun effect!  Then she added a finishing touch with some light white splatter and the "fa-la-la-la meow" sentiment from our Caroling Newton Stamp Set, embossed in white!

Here is a close up so you can see all the awesome detail! 


Make sure you head over to Alix's World to get all the details on how she created this card!  

Thanks so much, Alix for being our guest today! She will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop on Friday, December 7th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog, Alix's World to read more about her adorable projects and say hello!


Tomorrow we will have special Guest Katie Gehring from Stamping Lightly
so make sure you take some time to come back and visit us again!