Monday, May 29, 2017

Hello Lovely Card by May Guest Designer Cassie Tezak




Good morning, everyone, and happy Monday! I'm back with my final guest post for Newton's Nook. I'm so bummed my guest spot is up, but I had so much fun working with them this month :) My last card is full of color and uses the stamp set Lovely Blooms in a unique way. Let's get to it!
   130Hello Lovely Card by May Guest Designer Cassie Tezak | Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started by stamping the jar from the set on some Neenah Solar White cardstock. I wanted them to look like they had some fun, bright drinks in them, so I used my Copics to achieve this look. In the blue jar I even drew in some fruit at the bottom for a fun fresh twist. I added some bubbles to the jars as well so they looked a little more like liquid. I also stamped one of the stems from the set to be used as a straw and colored them in. I cut them all out and ran a black marker on the edges to finish them off.

131Hello Lovely Card by May Guest Designer Cassie Tezak | Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

 I cut down another piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and pulled out my Distress Oxide Inks. I used Worn Lipstick and Broken China to make a bright, bold background. To make some of the background purple I mixed the pink and blue together--which is is so easy with Distress Oxides! I sprayed water droplets over the ink and dabbed it with a paper towel to get the textured splatter look.

134Hello Lovely Card by May Guest Designer Cassie Tezak | Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookI added the jars with foam tape to the Distress Oxide piece of paper once it was dry. I die cut the word 'hello from some white cardstock and added it over the right and middle jar. I also stamped 'lovely' from the same set on black cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed white embossing powder over it. I cut it down and added it under the 'hello' die. To finish off the card I added Nuvo Crystal drops in white and clear all over the card and Glossy Accents to the straws. And that's it for my last card for Newton's Nook! I hope you enjoyed my projects for them. I know I've had so much fun making them! I hope you are all having a great Memorial Day, and have a great week!

-Cassie

Friday, May 26, 2017

Father's Day Card by Amanda Bodine

Father's Day Card by Amanda Bodine | Campfire Tails Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Fishing card for Father's Day!

Happy Friday! Father's Day is just around the corner and we're sharing some adorable inspiration today by Amanda! She created this adorable scene using our Campfire Tails stamp set! She used the images of Winston in his adorable fishing vest along with the cute raccoon, lantern and flashlight to create and adorable fishing scene! The way she colored them is so awesome and I love the little details filled in with the white gel pen. To set the scene she used the curvy hill from our Land Borders Die Set and the underside of the scalloped border from the Sky Borders Die Set to create layers of water! Then she finished off the card with the custom "World's Best father" sentiment using words from our Simply Relative stamp set! So fun! 

Thanks for the fun inspiration today, Amanda! To see more of her beautiful coloring and projects, visit Amanda over at her blog,  RutabagaPie Designs!

Summer Kick Off Sale! 

Happy Friday and Memorial Day weekend - the official kick-off to summer! To celebrate we're offering a Summer Kick-off Sale!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Scootin' By Interactive Card by Tatiana Trafimovich

Scootin' By Interactive Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Newton Scoots By Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Scoot by with a slider card!

Do you love cards that move? Interactive cards are SO fun to make and to receive! Today we are sharing this amazing slider card by Tatiana! She created a scene using the kitty on a scooter from our NEW Newton Scoots By stamp set. She colored the kitty so on the scooter and cut him out using the coordinating Newton Scoots By Die Set. The fun grass edges were created using the grass edge from our Land Borders Die Set. It's so cute how she layered the kitty between the two layers of grass!

Then she attached a little pull-able tab to the card that attaches the message to the image of the kitty on the scooter. When you pull the tab the kitty "scoots" across the card and the message is revealed:
Scootin' By Interactive Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Newton Scoots By Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
How fun is that!? So cool! You can pop over to Tatiana's blog to see more details on this card too at Tatiana Craft and Art! She also has a video!! Be sure to check it out and leave her some love! Make sure you check out her other beautiful creations too!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Aloha Card by Naki Rager

Aloha Card by Naki Rager | Hibiscus Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Aloha!

Our Design team is getting in the mood for summer this week! Today we have this gorgeous Aloha card by Naki! She created that beautiful hisbicus using our  Hibiscus Die Set and inked over the die cut paper with some beautiful distress ink techniques! Then she added it to her card with an awesome water background created with layers of ink and water and some texture too! There are so many fun details on this card! Check out the bits of paper and washi tape too! All those little pieces create a gorgeous combination of color and texture!

Make sure you head over to say hello to Naki  and see more of her beautiful creations at her blog, Notes from Naki!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

You're Tiki-rific Card and Video by Holly Endress

You're Tiki-rific Card by Holly Endress | Tiki Time Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Tropical Tiki!

Are you ready for summer? This cheerful Tiki card by Holly will put you in the mood for some tropical sun and tiki drinks! She used the two adorable tiki mug faces from our Tiki Time stamp set to create the fun duo of tropical drinks! She also added in straws and an umbrella, trimming it out with the coordinating Tiki Time Die Set. Then she added them onto that fun card base with some bright tropical patterned paper and the "You're Tiki-riffic" sentiment! So fun!

Here's a video by Holly showing you how she created her tiki card:




Thank you, Holly, for the tropical fun today! You can find more of Holly's beautiful creations and say hello to her over at her blog, Hollybeary Creations or visit her YouTube Channel for more fun videos!


Monday, May 22, 2017

You're Lovely Card by May Guest a designer Cassie Tezak


Good morning, everyone! Happy Monday! Er, well...I hope you're having the happiest Monday you can anyways :) I'm back with another Newton's Nook card to share with you. Today I'm using the beautiful flowers from the Lovely Blooms set.
 You're Lovely Card by May Guest a designer Cassie Tezak | Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started by stamping a bunch of the flowers and leaves on some Neenah Solar White card stock with some Momento Tuxedo Black ink, because I wanted to color these in with my Copics. I cut all of the pieces out and set them aside while I worked on the other parts of my card. For one of the flowers I decided to make it a piece of wood instead of a flower. It is the one of the lower left side. I love that it gives a little versatility.

You're Lovely Card by May Guest a designer Cassie Tezak | Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I die cut a couple pieces to really highlight my flower arrangement and glued them all together. I added all of the flowers with foam tape and stamped my sentiment from the Lovely Blooms set with some VersaMark ink on a banner cut from vellum. I love that the transparency of the vellum allows you to see the flowers beneath and doesn't take away from them. To finish the card I added a couple Nuvo clear drops and some white gel pen accents. That's my card for today. I hope you enjoyed it! I just love the flowers in the Lovely Blooms set. The fun thing about them is all the different ways you can color and arrange them. I hope you have a great rest of your Monday! I'll see you again with another card!

 - Cassie


Friday, May 19, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Box by Ellen Haxelmans

Mother's Day Gift Box by Ellen Haxelmans | Lovely Blooms & Happy Little Thoughts stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

A Sweet Gift for Mom!

Today we have a super cute way to package a little gift from Ellen! She created this adorable little gift box for her mom for Mother's Day but you could easily make use this idea for a birthday or other occasion just by changing the sentiments! She started out with an beautiful hydrangea and leaves, stamped from our Lovely Blooms stamp set. She colored the bloom gorgeous shades of yellow then cut out the flower and leaves using the coordinating Lovely Blooms Die Set. She added this to a top of a little carton along with a banner that uses the "for my mother" using words from both the Lovely Blooms stamp set and the Simply Relative stamp set.

Inside the container lid she added a pretty wreath using the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set and coordinating Happy Little Thoughts Die Set.
Mother's Day Gift Box by Ellen Haxelmans | Lovely Blooms & Happy Little Thoughts stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
What a fun way to give a little gift set to someone special!

Don't forget to visit Ellen over at her blog Crafty Ellen to see more of her lovely creations!