Monday, June 1, 2020

Paw-Some Shaker Birthday Cards by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner

Today we have our first post by our June Guest Designer, Amy Tollner! Amy has been an active participant in our Inky Paws Challenges for sometime and we have been admiring her creations! We are excited to have her as our guest this month and can't wait to to share what she creates! Check back each Monday to see them! Keep reading to find out more about her today and to check out her first project below.
Hi everyone! My name is Amy Tollner and I live in upstate New York with my husband, fur babies, and a turtle. I am an X-ray technologist and work three 12 hour days, which I love, because it gives me time to craft and volunteer for our local animal shelter. I have been making cards for about 5 years now. I really enjoy coloring stamped images with Copic markers, and I love using glitter and glossy accents for finishing touches on my projects! I am very honored and beyond excited to be the Guest Designer for Newton's Nook Designs this month. They are my favorite company and I love creating with their awesome products! Thank you so much and I hope you enjoy!

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Hi everyone! For my first post I created two shaker cards because I couldn’t decide on just one!
Paw-Some Shaker Birthday Cards by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Paw-some Birthday Stamp Set, Confetti Stencil, Framework Die Set, and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
I started by blending Distress Oxide Ink backgrounds. For the first card I used Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Blueprint Sketch. On the second card I used Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry. They blend together very well to make that pretty orangey-coral color.
I then used the postage stamp die from the Framework Die Set, and the scalloped edge die from the Frames & Flags Die Set to cut out my backgrounds. After that, I used gorgeous glitter paste with one of my favorite stencils, the Confetti Stencil, to finish off my background pieces.  
Paw-Some Shaker Birthday Cards by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Confetti Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
I love using the Framework Die Set pictured below to make a shaker card.  It’s just the right size to see the beautiful background you created and still add a fun shaker element to your card!  I added Distress Oxide Ink to the frames of each shaker. 
Paw-Some Shaker Birthday Cards by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Framework Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For the sentiment I used black pigment ink and clear heat embossed over it for a shiny look!  I attached my sentiment piece with liquid glue, patted down the acetate with a dryer sheet to help with static, and used two layers of foam tape to attach the shaker frames.  
For this card I used the Paw-some Birthday Stamp Set and the coordinating Die Set and colored it with Copic markers.
Paw-Some Shaker Birthday Cards by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Paw-some Birthday Stamp Set, Confetti Stencil, Framework Die Set, and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Paw-Some Shaker Birthday Cards by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Paw-some Birthday Stamp Set, Confetti Stencil, Framework Die Set, and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

The Copic colors I used for the gifts, hat and collar are:
  • RV10, RV23, RV14
  • BG11, BG23, BG13, BG15
  • BV31, BV02, BV04
  • YG00, YG03, YG06
  • B000, B01, B02, B04
For the pup and bone I used:
  • E41, E51, E53, E23, E25, E29
  • W0, W1
For this card I used the Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set and Puppy Playtime Stamp Set and die sets. I used the sentiment from the Paw-some Birthday stamp set and colored the images with Copic markers.  
Paw-Some Shaker Birthday Cards by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set, Puppy Playtime Stamp Set, Confetti Stencil, Framework Die Set, and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


Paw-Some Shaker Birthday Cards by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set, Confetti Stencil, Framework Die Set, and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Paw-Some Shaker Birthday Cards by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Puppy Playtime Stamp Set, Confetti Stencil, Framework Die Set, and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


The Copic colors I used for the cupcake and hats are:
  • Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y02
  • RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02
  • V0000, V000, V01, V04
  • BG0000, BG00, BG01
For Newton:
  • YR0000, YR000, YR20, and YR31 for his stripes
  • Ears – R20, R32, R43
  • Nose – R32

For Pup:
  • E50, E51, E53, E11
  • Muzzle – E41, E42, E53
  • Spots – E13, E15, E25
  • Nose – R11, E93, R20
Paw-Some Shaker Birthday Cards by June Guest Designer Amy Tollner | Paw-some Birthday Stamp Set, Confetti Stencil, Framework Die Set, and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I finished off both cards with a  glitter pen and glossy accents for some sparkle and shine! I hope you all enjoyed my post today. I can't wait to share another card with you next week! Thank you so much and I hope you all have a fun and creative week!

-Amy


Friday, May 29, 2020

Coffee is Always a Good Idea Card by Tina Smith

Coffee is Always a Good Idea Card by Tina Smith | Newton Loves Coffee Stamp Set, Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and Speech Bubbles Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Coffee is Always a Good Idea!

Today we are sharing an adorable kitty and coffee card by Tina. She created this yummy card using the image of the kitty peeking over the table edge at the coffee from our Newton Loves Coffee Stamp Set. She colored the image in neutral browns and then added red and teal onto the coffee cup. The image was cut out into a tag using our Fancy Edges Tag Die Set. This die set has different border edges so you can customize your tag edges and on this project Tina used the scalloped edge along the bottom. She also added the sentiment onto a speech bubble from our Speech Bubble Die Set. So cute!

For her card background she created two panels of custom coffee themed patterns by repeatedly stamping some of the smaller images from the Newton Loves Coffee Stamp Set onto teal and brown papers. A red ribbon and bow creates the perfect finishing touch!

Here is a close-up image so you can see the details:

Coffee is Always a Good Idea Card by Tina Smith | Newton Loves Coffee Stamp Set, Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and Speech Bubbles Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

 And check out the video by Tina showing you how she created this adorable card:


Don't forget to subscribe to our new YouTube Channel to see more great videos!

This card would be a great entry on the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop too. Today is the last day to link up so head over the the Coffee Lovers Blog post here to link up your project for a chance to win!

We hope you enjoyed this card today by Tina! If you would like to see more of Tina's work you can visit her blog, Cards and Coffee Time. She also has a ton of inspiration on her Cards and Coffee Time YouTube Channel too so make sure to subscribe over there too!


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Floral Roundabout Shaker Card by Tatiana Trafimovich

Floral Roundabout Shaker Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

You are Amazing!

Today Tatiana has created a wonderful floral shaker card today featuring our Floral Roundabout Stamp Set. She stamped the big circular image of flowers and colored it using copic markers. Then she made a shaker frame for the image by using the scalloped circle with stitching from the Circle Frames Die Set. Then she cut the large circle (from the same die set) out from the center to create a frame. These circle dies were designed to work with our circle stamps so they are the perfect size for stamping the images onto or for creating layering frames.

Inside her shaker Tatiana added some pretty iridescent sequins. Then she finished her card by embossing the sentiment "You are amazing," also from the Floral Roundabout Stamp Set onto a rounded stitched banner that was cut out using the Banner Trio Die Set.

Here's a close up so you can see all the beautiful details:
Floral Roundabout Shaker Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
We hope are inspired to try to make a shaker card like this beautiful one by Tatiana today! If you like this project you can see more of Tatiana's work over on her blog, Tatiana Craft and Art.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Paw-some Puppy Card by Nakaba Rager

You are Paw-some Card by Nakaba Rager | Dress Up Doxies Stamp Set and Cascading Stars Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

You are Paw-some!

Today we are sharing a cute superhero card by Naki! She features the cute image of the dachshund wearing a superhero cape from our Dress Up Doxies Stamp Set. This set features several cute images of dachshunds wearing costumes that are perfect for Halloween but they also work great for creating cute cards like this one just for fun any time of year!

She colored the image using soft watercolors and the no-line coloring technique. Then she cut the image out using the coordinating Dress Up Doxies Die Set. She layered the pup over a vellum circle cut out using our new Circle Frames Die Set. She added the sentiment "you are paw-some" and some paw prints from out Say Woof Stamp Set onto the vellum circle. In the background she created lime green diagonal patterned background, adding stars using our Cascading Stars Stencil with sparkly texture paste.
 
We hope this card by Naki has inspired you to use your seasonal stamps to create cards for other times of year! 

If you like this project you can see more of Naki's work over on her blog, Notes from Naki. Stop by and say hello!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Blue Skies Ahead Card by Samantha Mann



Blue Skies Ahead Card by Samantha Mann | Umbrella Pals Stamp Set and Cloudy Sky Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Blue Skies Ahead!

If you are feeling down or having a lot of rainy days, don't forget there are always blue skies ahead! Samantha created this cheerful card featuring umbrellas from our Umbrella Pals Stamp Set. She colored these cute critter themed umbrellas in a rainbow of fun bright colors using distress inks. She cut the images out using the coordinating Umbrella Pals Die Set and layered them over a bright blue sky panel that was cut out using our Frames & Flags Die Set. Clouds were added on using our Cloudy Sky Stencil with texture paste to give a fun bit of dimension too too. The final touch is the sentiment "forecast: blue skies ahead," which was embossed in white and fussy cut out to add to the card.

This colorful and inspiring card is sure to send smiles and cheer!

To say hello to Sam and see more of her amazing creations you can visit Sam over on her blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!


Monday, May 25, 2020

Happy Father's Day Card by May Guest Designer Jeannean Marshall



For the last week of my guest designer series, I'm flying in with Winston Takes Flight stamp set, making a fun Father's day card with a hidden sentiment. Additional sentiments on the card come from Papa Bear stamp set.

Happy Father's Day Card by May Guest Designer Jeannean Marshall | Winston Takes Flight Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Happy Father's Day Card by May Guest Designer Jeannean Marshall | Winston Takes Flight Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Interest is added by stenciling white pigment ink clouds onto the blue cover panel. After die cutting the slider track and plane banner into the sky panel, it is easy to stamp the banner outline and sentiment through it onto the card base. The image is colored with Copic markers, and Glossy accents on Winston's goggles adds an amusing touch.

This plane is the perfect size to hide the banner sentiment, giving Dad a fun surprise note!
Happy Father's Day Card by May Guest Designer Jeannean Marshall | Winston Takes Flight Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Happy Father's Day Card by May Guest Designer Jeannean Marshall | Winston Takes Flight Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
It has been my absolute pleasure to play with Newton's Nook Designs' sweet images, and I hope I am able to inspire you to play also!

Thanks for having me and Happy Crafting!!

Crafty Hugs!!
-Jeannean

Friday, May 22, 2020

2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Note: This is our second post today. To see the winners from our May Release reveal days, scroll down or click here. 

Today we are playing along with the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop!

There 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:
2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Perk Up Your Day Kitty Card by Jennifer Jackson | Caffeinated Cats Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Today I decided to create an uplifting kitty card using our Caffeinated Cats Stamp Set. I stamped the image using waterproof black ink and then watercolored it using Zig watercolor markers. This image in this set is so fun to color because you can created kitty fun patterns in a variety of ways and I love experimenting with that! I left some kitties solid colors and others I added on stripes or two tone patterns. It is a fun way to try different things on the same image. Then I used bright pastels on the mugs to make the card feel cheerful!

The image was cut out with a scalloped edge using our Frames & Flags Die Set. I also used the same die set to cut the little black banner that holds the sentiment. Then I just layered the panel over a light teal blue card base and the card is done! 

If you like coloring, our big images like this make an easy card because once the coloring is done, they fill the card front and the work is done! You can find more images like this in our Full Card Front category on our website. 

2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Perk Up Your Day Kitty Card by Jennifer Jackson | Caffeinated Cats Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

If you haven't seen these products yet, here are images of what I used today:
We also have a BUNCH of designs that have coffee or tea in them. 
You can find them all here: Coffee Sets

Hope you enjoyed this coffee card today! Make sure you head over to the Coffee Lovers 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!