Monday, August 10, 2020

Newton Loves Cake Cards by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo


Hi everyone, it's Angie Cimbalo here with my 2nd guest design post for August! I'm so happy to be here to share my Newton's Nook card creations with you this month!

Newton Loves Cake Cards by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade














Today I have 2 cards made with Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set stamp and die set, one slimline and one A2 sized card using the same products for both.

Here's a look at the slimline card first:

Newton Loves Cake Cards by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

The cake-hungry kitties were colored with Spectrum Noir pastel markers and Prismacolor Pencils. Two of them were attached to black sentiment strips that were heat embossed in white.

All the images and sentiments were popped up on foam tape onto a background panel made from thin vellum paper pack by Creative Devotion. The paper is not quite large enough to cover the slimline design so I used 2 pieces with the "seam" connecting them hidden under the middle image/sentiment strip. The background was adhered to the card base with vellum adhesive. 

Here's another view of my card:
Newton Loves Cake Cards by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Here's my 2nd card, and A2 size card made with the same goodies!  

Newton Loves Cake Cards by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

This card was made the same way, except for the background I stacked 4 layers of the vellum on top of each other so that the colors and splatters would be more vibrant. Also because the card is smaller I only used 2 of the images and a different sentiment. 

I love the "from scratch" part of the sentiment - it just makes me smile!

Here's another look:
Newton Loves Cake Cards by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

The Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set is one of my all time favorite Newton's Nook sets! The images are so cute and the sentiments are just fun!

I hope I've inspired you to create some sweet "cake" cards for your family and friends. They are perfect for anyone who loves cake!

I'll be back later in the month with some more creations to share with you, and thanks again to Jennifer and Samantha for inviting me to guest design this August - it's been soooo fun!

Find me at my blog,  cimbacreativefun and on instagram at macimbalo

Friday, August 7, 2020

Thank you Lemon Card by Ellen Haxelmans


Thank you Lemon Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Lemon Twist Stamp Set, Frames & Flags Die Set, Essential Alphabet Die Set, Floral Roundabout Stamp Set and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thank You Lemon Card!

Today Ellen has created a gorgeous and colorful lemon card using a color wheel to help her pick colors! Scroll down to the end of this post to see her color wheel tips!

For this stunning card she started out with a beautifully inked background panel in bright red. She framed the panel with a yellow scalloped frame that was die cut using our Frames & Flags Die Set
Next she added a full lemon and lemon slice using our Lemon Twist Stamp Set, coloring them in gorgeous shades of yellow. She also added some pieces of lemon twists and little flowers from the same set, cutting all the images out using the coordinating Lemon Twist Die Set.

Thank you Lemon Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Lemon Twist Stamp Set, Frames & Flags Die Set, Essential Alphabet Die Set, Floral Roundabout Stamp Set and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For the sentiment, she created a custom message. She cut out the letters to spell "Thanks" using our Essential Alphabet Die Set. Then she added the "You are Amazing" sentiment from the Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, embossing it in white onto a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set. She matched the cardstock colors on the die cut letters and the banner so they coordinate perfectly together! 

Using a Color Wheel

Below we have some tips from Ellen on how to use a color wheel to choose colors:

Thank you Lemon Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Lemon Twist Stamp Set, Frames & Flags Die Set, Essential Alphabet Die Set, Floral Roundabout Stamp Set and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

A color wheel is handy an essential tool for crafters. By organizing the colors in a circle, the wheel shows you what the relationship between different colors is, what the effect of mixing colors will be and which colors combine well with each other. Today I look at the Triadic colors. Those are three colors that are equally spread over the color wheel. These create a lively visual interest. It is therefore ideal to make a card with the correct contrast colors. Some palettes are brighter, while others are more refined.

Of course I colored the lemons yellow so I used that as a starting point. The other two colors are red and blue. You can of course also make adjustments by adding a lighter shade or some darker shade instead of sticking to the real color. I did the same with the blue color; I made it much lighter. I would never combine these colors myself but I think the card looks beautiful!
We hope you enjoyed this fun card today and tips from Ellen! To see more unique creations by Ellen, you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Wish You Were Here Card by Samantha Mann

Wish You Were Here Card by Samantha Mann | Corgi Beach Stamp Set, Dog Days of Summer Stamp Set, Newton's Summer Vacation Stamp Set, Land Borders Die Set and Sea Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Wish You Were Here!

Today we are wishing were were at the beach with this gorgeous card by Samantha! She created a stunning beach scene by creating layers of sand and waves using our Land Borders Die Set and Sea Borders Die Set. She added colors to the die cut layers using distress inks in vibrant colors! Then she added textures on them by adding water splatters and white and colored ink splatters! Love that look!

Once the scene was created she filled it with furry friends! On the shore she used the image of the dog wearing an inner tube and scuba gear from our Dog Days of Summer Stamp Set. In the waves she added the corgi from our Corgi Beach Stamp Set. Behind another wave she added the kitty in the back with the scuba mask from our Newton's Summer Vacation Stamp Set. The original image has him looking into a fish bowl but she cut it apart and tucked it behind a wave! So creative! She colored all the images using gorgeous bright colors and carefully fussy cut them out by hand! The wish you were here sentiment from the Newton's Summer Vacation Stamp Set is added on in the top corner.

This amazing scene would be perfect to send summer greetings to a friend that you miss! 

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, August 5, 2020

Food, Friends & Sunshine Picnic Card by Amanda Wilcox

Picnic Card by Amanda Wilcox | Newton's Picnic Stamp Set, Woodland Picnic Stamp Set, Plaid Stencil Set, Hills & Grass Stencil and Cloudy Sky Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Let's go on a Picnic!

Today Amanda has created the cutest picnic scene, featuring a combination of images that go perfectly together! She started out by combining the bear and squirrel from the Woodland Picnic Stamp Set and with the kitty digging into the picnic basket from our Newton's Picnic Stamp Set. These images really work great together to create a fun picnic scene! She used the coordinating Woodland Picnic Die Set and Newton's Picnic Die Set to cut the images out so they were ready to layer over the scene.

To set the scene she created layers of hills and grass using our Hills & Grass Stencil with green and brown inks.  In the sky, she used our Cloudy Sky Stencil  inking it with white pigment ink and then heat embossing an iridescent glitter embossing powder over the top.

Now that the scene was set, she layered a picnic blanket along the bottom, created using our Plaid Stencil Set. Over the blanket, she layered all the lovely critter images. To finish the scene out, she added a row of ants from the Woodland Picnic Stamp Set, climbing over the hill to look for picnic snacks!
Picnic Card by Amanda Wilcox | Newton's Picnic Stamp Set, Woodland Picnic Stamp Set, Plaid Stencil Set, Hills & Grass Stencil and Cloudy Sky Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Here is a close up so you can see how cool those glittery clouds look! She also added the sentiment "food, friends, & Sunshine" from the Woodland Picnic Stamp Set, stamped onto a ticket shape that was cut out using our Framework Die Set

Picnic Card by Amanda Wilcox | Newton's Picnic Stamp Set, Woodland Picnic Stamp Set, Plaid Stencil Set, Hills & Grass Stencil and Cloudy Sky Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

We hope you have a picnic as fun as this one (maybe minus the ants)!

Thank you, Amanda, for sharing this adorable picnic scene with us today! To say hello to her and see more of her awesome creations you can visit Amanda over on her blog, Twiddler's Nook!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Happy Birthday with Sprinkles on Top Card by Zsofia Molnar

Happy Birthday with Sprinkles on Top Card by Zsofia Molnar | Summer Scoops Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Birthday Sprinkles!

Today Zsofia has created a colorful birthday card, filled with ice cream treats! She created a whole cluster of yummy ice cream treats using our Summer Scoops Stamp Set. She embossed all the images with white embossing powder and used watercolor markers to add vibrant colors to the treats! The white edges really make the colors pop! She cut the images out using the coordinating Summer Scoops Stamp Set and then clustered them inside the center of her circle card. She used our Circle Frames Die Set to create the stitched and scalloped circle shapes, perfect for holding all those tasty treats! The finishing touch is the sentiment "Happy Birthday with Sprinkles on top" from the Summer Scoops Stamp Set embossed in white on a black banner that was cut out using our Banner Trio Die Set. Isn't it cool how the banner pops up to add dimension?

Here is a close-up so you can see the all the gorgeous details!

Happy Birthday with Sprinkles on Top Card by Zsofia Molnar | Summer Scoops Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Banner Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Does anyone else want ice cream now!?

We hope you enjoyed this bright and cheerful card by Zsofia! You can find more of Zsofia's creations and say hello to her over at her blog, Safsafdesign.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Slimline Critter Cards with Matching Envelopes by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo

Today we are thrilled to introduce our August Guest Designer, Angie Cimbalo! You are going to love Angies beautiful cards this month. We fell in love with her fun and creative layouts and beautiful color combos over on instagram and can't wait to share what she creates using our products this month!  Keep reading to find out more about her today and to check out her first project below. Then, check back each Monday to see her projects!
Hello everyone, I am so thrilled and honored to be guest designing in August for Newton’s Nook!

My name is Angie Cimbalo and I’m a semi-retired music teacher living in Texas. I live with my sweet hubby Phil, and Zoe, my adorable Goldendoodle “that didn’t doodle!” She was the runt of her litter and now, at 2 1/2 years old, still looks like a mini Golden Retriever puppy. Zoe is my full-time crafty buddy! When I’m not crafting, I’m having tons of fun helping music students and their directors in schools in the area. My husband and I have 4 adult children, 5 grandchildren with 1 more on the way.

I’ve always enjoyed crafting but a few years ago, I discovered paper crafting and card making, and was immediately hooked. I often create clean and simple designs but I also love trying new techniques and learning from the many talented and kind artists in the paper crafting world. Please visit me on Instagram (@macimbalo), my blog Cimbacreativefun, and my new YouTube channel where I have just started making videos.

Many thanks to Samantha and Jennifer for inviting me to guest design this month with Newton’s Nook! I look forward to sharing my projects with you!

I am so excited to be here guest designing and showcasing Newton's Nook Designs for the month of August, thanks so much to Jennifer and Samantha for inviting me. When I first started card making a few years ago, Newton's Nook Designs were some of the very first stamps I ever purchased! 

Slimline Cat Birthday Card by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo | Newton's Birthday Trio, Newton's Birthday Flutter and Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #handmade
For my first post of the month, I have some cards for you today with ideas on how to stretch your stamps and dies to use them in creating the all popular slimline card design. Slimlines are all the rage right now and it's fun to discover how to use stamps in new ways to fill up all that extra space you have with the longer card design. I also made envelopes to match for these slimline cards. Here's a closer look of my first card with the matching envelope.

Slimline Cat Birthday Card by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo | Newton's Birthday Trio, Newton's Birthday Flutter and Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #handmade

Both card bases are a 8 5/8" by 7 1/4" cut piece of card stock, scored at 3 5/8", and folded in half.

For my first card I decided I wanted a lot of birthday celebrating cats to put across the length of the slimline card. The three cats in the center and the sentiment are from the Newtons' Birthday Trio Stamp Set. The cat and duck on the left along with the bird and frog on the right are from Newton's Birthday Flutter Stamp Set, and the cat on the farthest right is from Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Set. All were stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed in clear embossing powder.

After stamping the images, I colored them with a mixture of Spectrum Noir, Copic, and Altenew alcohol markers along with Prismacolor Pencils. Next I cut them out, and played with them until I found a layout I liked. I like the images against the white background for a clean and simple look, but decided to make an ink blended background instead.

Slimline Cat Birthday Card by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo | Newton's Birthday Trio, Newton's Birthday Flutter and Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #handmade
For my background I used 7 Distress Oxide Inks blended with blender brushes: "Squeezed Lemonade", "Mustard Seed", "Cracked Pistachio", "Tumbled Glass", "Broken China", "Pine Needles" and "Mermaid Lagoon". I added some water splatters because I love how these inks react with water. Once the background dried, I adhered all my fun sweet kitties and critters to the card, and then attached the background panel to my slimline card base.

Slimline Cat Birthday Card by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo | Newton's Birthday Trio, Newton's Birthday Flutter and Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #handmade
And there you have it, a big birthday bash on a slimline card!

I have dimensions for making a slimline envelope from one piece of 8.5 X 11" paper or card stock on my instagram page HERE. The envelope for my first card was ink blended with the same colors as the card background.

Here's my second card along with the matching envelope I made stenciled with Newton's Nook Gingham Stencil using "Chipped Sapphire" Distress Oxide ink.

Slimline Snowman Card by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo | Frozen Fellowship Stamp Set, Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set and Gingham Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #handmade
I wanted to use the large snowman stamp from the Frozen Fellowship Stamp Set and spread them out horizontally on my slimline card. So I stamped it two times on white card stock and cut out long sections of it from left to right to use in my layout. I colored the snowmen with the same alcohol markers and colored pencils as my first card and played around with the layout until I was happy with it. Before adhering them to my night sky panel, I colored the edges of each cut out with a black marker.

Slimline Snowman Card by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo | Frozen Fellowship Stamp Set, Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set and Gingham Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #handmade
The night sky background panel was made with Distress Oxide inks, direct to paper. I used "Wilted Violet" and "Chipped Sapphire", and dried it with my heat tool in between each layer of ink. The sentiment is from Happy Little Thoughts and is stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then cut with circle die.

Slimline Snowman Card by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo | Frozen Fellowship Stamp Set, Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set and Gingham Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #handmade
The tree die cuts are from the Forest Scene Builder Die Set and I cut them a little shorter to tuck them behind the snowmen arrangement.

I added some fun accents with a white gel pen on some scarfs, hats and vests, and added some snowflake sequins, and lots of tiny Nuvo Silver Moon Dust drops in the snowflake centers and around the night sky. Here's one last look at my card:

Slimline Snowman Card by August Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo | Frozen Fellowship Stamp Set, Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set and Gingham Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #handmade
I hope you enjoyed my slimline cards and will experiment with your stamps and dies to create longer card designs. It's a lot of fun to play with layouts in this way. I'll be back next Monday with more creations and again I'd like to thank Jennifer and Samantha for allowing me to guest design with Newton's Nook this month!

Angie

Friday, July 31, 2020

One in a Melon Card by Larissa Heskett

One in a Melon Card by Larissa Heskett | Tumbling Hearts Stencil, Woodland Picnic Stamp Set, and Newton's Melon Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

One in a Melon!!

Today we have a duo of melon themed projects by Larissa that will make you smile! She was inspired to create a fun melon background after seeing this watermelon project on instagram by kaydemonbren8. Kay had used our Raindrops Stencil over a pink background to make a watermelon pattern.  On her project Larissa used our Tumbling Hearts Stencil to create a fun watermelon background pattern where the seeds are black hearts over a pink inked background! She then added a stripe of green sparkle to represent the watermelon rind! So cute!

One in a Melon Card by Larissa Heskett | Tumbling Hearts Stencil, Woodland Picnic Stamp Set, and Newton's Melon Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
She used this background pattern on two projects along with the image of the bear eating a watermelon from our Woodland Picnic Stamp Set. She cut the bears out using the coordinating
Woodland Picnic Die Set so that she could layer them over the background. The finishing touch was the sentiment "You're one in a melon" from the Newton's Melon Stamp Set.

Here is the card she created:

One in a Melon Card by Larissa Heskett | Tumbling Hearts Stencil, Woodland Picnic Stamp Set, and Newton's Melon Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

And here is the same pattern used on a tag for a little gift! She also used our Fancy Edges Tag Die Set to cut out the tag shape:

One in a Melon Card by Larissa Heskett | Tumbling Hearts Stencil, Woodland Picnic Stamp Set, and Newton's Melon Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
What a fun duo of projects! We hope this inspires you took at your stencils and think of ideas of how to create uniquely themed backgrounds of your own! If you do, make sure to use #newtonsnook to share them with us on instagram or join our Create & Share Facebook Group to share in there! We'd love to see them!

To say hello to Larissa and see more of her creations, visit her over at her blog, Larissa Heskett Designs.