Friday, May 24, 2019

Just a Little Note Baby Card by Ellen Haxelmans

Just a Little Note Baby Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Garden Mice Stamp Set and Fancy Edges Tag Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Just a little note for Baby!

Today we are sharing an adorable baby themed card created by Ellen! She created this sweet card with a pocket that holds a pull-out tag on the front for an extra fun and special message! She used the tag from our Fancy Edges Tag Die Set (see instructions on the assembly below).  She also decorated the tag pocket using using the cute image of the mouse from our Garden Mice Stamp Set. She colored the image (see color combo below) and cut it out using the coordinating Garden Mice Die Set to layer it onto her card. She also added on two cute little mushrooms in matching colors, stamped from our Hedgehog Hollow Stamp Set and cut out with the coordinating Hedgehog Hollow Die Set

Tips on creating this card!
Below we have some tips from Ellen on how to create this card with the fun tag pocket and details on her color combo! 

Just a Little Note Baby Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Garden Mice Stamp Set and Fancy Edges Tag Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

  1.  (Above left photo) First I die cut out a card base using the Frames & Flags Die Set. I also glued a pocket on my card. You can easily make your own pocket, using a square with 3 extra flaps. These flaps can be used to stick the pocket on your card.
  2. (Above center photo) I die cut out the tag using the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and stamped a few words on top of the tag from the Loveable Laundry Stamp Set with embossing power. After that it was time to give the tag color with distress inks.
  3. (Above right photo) Then I sprinkled water and white and red ink on top. To ensure that the words remain legible, I placed a piece of paper on the text. To finish the message I die cut the word "happy" from the Walking Woofs Die Set out of glitter paper.

    Coloring tips Ellen Haxelmans | Garden Mice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
  1. I colored the mice illustration using Zig markers. Marker Swatch (shown in photo above)
  1. As last step I placed the images on my card and some extra glitter hearts and rhinestones.


We hope you enjoyed the extra instruction from Ellen today! Here is a close up of the final result with the tag pulled out of the pocket!

Just a Little Note Baby Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Garden Mice Stamp Set and Fancy Edges Tag Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

What a fun and unique way to create a special card!

If you love this project by Ellen you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen to see more of her beautiful creations!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

You're Wheelie Great Card by Samantha Mann

You're Wheelie Great  | Cat on scooter Card by Samantha Mann | Newton Scoots By Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #handmade

Wheelie Great!!

Today have a super cute and colorful card by Samantha that will surely make you smile! For this card she used the image of Newton on a scooter from our with the cute sloth from our Newton Scoots By Stamp Set. She colored the image with bright colors using watercolor markers and cut it out using the coordinating Newton Scoots By Die Set. She then added on fun birthday hat and a trio of balloons using images from our Fabulous Frenchies Stamp Set and cutting them out with the Fabulous Frenchies Die Set! I absolutely adore how the balloons seem to be tied to the back of the scooter and are blowing along!

For the background she created a cheerful yellow was using distress inks and our Sunscape Stencil. She layered a bunch of little clouds from the Newton Scoots By Stamp Set over the stenciled sky. So cute! Then she finished it off with a sentiment along the bottom edge, also from the Newton Scoots By Stamp Set.

Here's a close up:
You're Wheelie Great  | Cat on scooter Card by Samantha Mann | Newton Scoots By Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #handmade
This card would be great for a Birthday greeting or just a cheerful hello to a friend!

If you loved this creative project by Sam today you can say hello to her and see more of her awesome creations over on her blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Howdy! Cowboy Kitty card by Jennifer Jackson

Howdy! Cowboy Kitty card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Rides West Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Howdy!!

Hello! Jen here today with a cowboy themed kitty card using our Newton Rides West Stamp Set! The image of the kitty on a toy horse wearing a cowboy hat from this set totally makes me smile! For this card I colored the cute image using Inktense watercolor pencils and a water brush. I also colored two cactus images from the set. Then I cut all the images out using the coordinating Newton Rides West Die Set. I decided I need to create a western themed scene so I created a fun orange sky using distress inks on watercolor paper. then I added in two hills using our Land Borders Die Set on two pieces of brown cardstock. The front piece of cardstock was distressed a bit using a little sandpaper block too.
Howdy! Cowboy Kitty card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Rides West Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
I layered everything together and added the "howdy" sentiment into a circle in the sky to make it look like it's inside a sun. Then I finished the card off with a bit of kraft twine and mounted it all on a kraft colored card base! I love how this turned out!  I hope that this card today makes you smile!


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Walking Woofs Card by Maria Russell

Dog Walker Card by Maria Russell | Walking Woof Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Dog Walking Card!

Need a little sunshine today? You are in luck because today we are sharing this super sunny and happy card by Maria! She created this happy scene using the fun image of the lady walking dogs from our new Walking Woofs Stamp Set. She colored the image with copics using fun bright blue and pink for the girls outfit and the dog collars. She cut the image out using the coordinating Walking Woofs Die Set

She layered this image over a fun background that was created using the sun and hills from our Sunscape Stencil.  She added the sentiment, also from the Walking Woofs Stamp Set, layered over the sunny sky. She masked the word "happy" from the stamped sentiment and instead used the  bonus "happy" word die that is included with the coordinating Walking Woofs Die Set! What fun!  A few added sequins add a bit of sparkle for a lovely finishing touch!

Dog Walker Card by Maria Russell | Walking Woof Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thank you, Maria, for the fun sunny card today! To see more beautiful projects by Maria you can visit her over at her blog, Maria Russell Designs and don't forget to subscribe to her YouTube channel too!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Two Puppy Pals Cards by May Guest Designer Anika Mercier

Hi Everyone! 

It's always nice to send someone special a sweet card to show them you care or to thank them for their kindness. I absolutely love the Puppy Pals Stamp Set  since it has the perfect sentiments for both occasions and a super sweet image to match! Today I'm sharing two cards I made with this stamp set one is a thank you card and the other is perfect for a special friend. 

Two Puppy Pals Cards by May Guest Designer Anika Mercier | Puppy Pals Stamp Set, Plaid Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Card One

Background 
Over the winter Newton's Nook Designs released two AMAZING stencils Plaid Stencil Set and Argyle Stencil Set which I absolutely love! I really wanted to use the Plaid Stencil Set on my cards since I think it adds so much interest and dimension. The super neat thing about these stencils is they have a very light etching on their surface so it's easy to line them up and have perfect inking every time. 

I taped down a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and used Tumble Glass Distress Oxide ink for my first stencil layer. Next, I lined up the second stencil (super easy due to the etching) and inked it with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink. I love how these two colors look together such a soft and happy spring combo.  

Image 
I stamped the Puppy Pals image onto a panel I cut using MFT's Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle dies and then colored it with Copic markers. For the ground and sky instead of using Copics, I thought it'd be fun to create the suggestion instead of a more literal interpretation. So, I inked the bottom of the die cut with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink to give an impression of grass and then inked to top with Tumble Glass Distress Oxide ink to give an impression of the sky. 

Puppy Pals Cards by May Guest Designer Anika Mercier | Puppy Pals Stamp Set, Plaid Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Sentiments
For this card, I wanted to use both friendship sentiments in the Puppy Pals Stamp Set. I thought it would be fun to add a pop of color so I silver heat embossed the first sentiment onto soft yellow cardstock. For the second sentiment, I silver heat embossed it onto a soft blue cardstock which also matches the card base. I popped both sentiments up with foam tape and positioned them around the image making sure they were a bit wonky to give them some pop and to draw the eye to the pups. 

Finish Touches
To finish off the card I added Glossy Accents over the pups eyes and Black Glaze pen to their noses. Lastly, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Duck Egg Blue and Simply White around the card panel.

Card Two

This card is made virtually the same way as the card above with a few exceptions. 

Puppy Pals Cards by May Guest Designer Anika Mercier | Puppy Pals Stamp Set, Plaid Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Background
While I did use the Plaid Stencil Set for this card too however instead of using each stencil once I used one of the stencils twice which makes the pattern even stronger. I love that about these stencils you can layer and layer them to get different looks. 

On this card, I used a combination of dye inks: Lawn Fawn's No. 2 Pencil, Lawn Fawn's Doe, and Altenew's Citrus Burst. 

Image 
Here again, I colored the Puppy Pals image using Copics but this time to give the die cut an illusion of sky and ground I used Faded Jeans and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks. 

Sentiment 
I wanted this card to be a thank you card so I used that sentiment from the Puppy Pals stamp set. I think it makes for such a sweet thank you card!  

Finish Touches
To finish off the card I added Black Glaze pen to the pups eyes and noses and went over the tags on their collars with Glossy Accents. 

I hope you enjoyed both cards. I'd love to know which is your favorite so please comment below!

Please make sure to share with us your creations using Newton's Nook products by tagging #newtonsnookdesigns on Instagram. Thanks for stopping by the Newton's Nook Designs blog! 

Have a wonderful day and great week!
 - Anika


Please connect with me! You can find me at my blog colorandink.com or follow me on Instagram at colorandinkdesigns

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop!

To Bee Or Not to Bee Blog Hop!

It's World Bee Day and today we are participating in a World Bee Day Blog Hop, organized by Milka Gubo! This hope has been organized by Milka to help celebrate the 2nd World Bee Day, to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products. All the stops in this hop will be featuring fun Bee and/or Honey themed projects!  

To play along with the hop we are featuring an adorable Honey Bee Hive Card created by Larissa Heskett! Scroll down to see her beautiful card and details from Larissa on how it was created! 

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Hello! This is Larissa and I'm sharing a fun Honey Bee Hive Card Today! 

Have you ever used your Patterned Stencils in order to add dimension and interest to a shaped card Design!!?? For my Honey Bee Hive Shaped Card Base today that is exactly what I'm going to do!! First I Die Cut the Honey Bee Hive from some Lawn Fawn #2 Pencil Cardstock and then I created Mask to add some shading to the layers of the Hive with a light inking of Wild Honey Distress Ink!! Then I placed the Newton's Nook Designs Argyle Stencil Set over the top and used some Purple tape to hold it in place while I inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink!! I removed the Stencil and the Subtle Pattern adds so much dimension to the design!!


To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


Then I placed the second piece from the Argyle Stencil Set over the inked design and lined up the pattern placing more Purple tape to hold it in place!! Then with the help of the Therm O Web Stencil Pal I applied some Gina K Designs Glitter Glitz Gel in White!! I removed the Purple Tape and the Stencil and set it aside to dry!! Swoon!! It adds such a neat affect to the design!!


To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I stamped and embossed the images from the Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and colored them in using Copic Markers!! (Newton: N0, N2 & N4 R00 for the cheeks  Bee Outfit: N8, N6, N4 Y11, Y15 & YR23  Wings: Bg000, BG10) I used the coordinating Newton's Costume Party Die Set to cut the images out and added some White Gel pen highlights, some Aqua Shimmer Pen for some Sparkle and Tonic Studios Black Nuvo Drops to add some dimension!! I also Stamped some of the tiny bee images from the Newton's Day Dream Stamp Set!! I wanted some Bees fling in the opposite direction, so I also used my Ranger Gel Printing Plate along with my Misti Stamping tool to Mirror Stamp a few of the Bees!! Then I Fussy Cut them out!! For the sentiment I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Loads of Blooms Stamp Set onto a vellum die cut speech bubble using the Speech Bubble Die Sets!! I masked off "Beauty" and Embossed it with some WOW Pearl Gold Glitter Embossing Powder!!

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For the inside of the card I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Newton's Day Dream Stamp Set and stamped another bee image and then added a red foiled heart that I added some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops too to add some Dimension!!

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll look at your Stencils differently and how you can use them to add dimension and patterns to things other than just A2 sized Card bases!!

- Larissa


To Bee Or Not to Bee Blog Hop!

19 prizes will be given away to 19 winners. Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.

For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and sponsors listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (22 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz.

InLinkz closes on May 31st 2019, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on June 3rd 2019 during the day.

There will be couple additional giveaways along the hop. Details about additional prizes and giveaway rules can be found on blogs that offers additional prizes.


Blog hop list:

1. Milka Gubo
2. Alexandra Suta
3. Alice Huang
4. Amy Tsuruta
5. Donna Mikasa
6. Kathy Curry
7. Ksenija Rizova
8. Larissa Walgemoed
9. Neha Bhatt
10. Nonni Niskane
11. Samantha Mann
12. Sonja Kerkhoffs
13. Tina Pavlovic
14. Valentina Bizjak
15. Gerda Steiner Designs (sponsor)
16. Honey Bee Stamps (sponsor)
17. Lawn Fawn (sponsor)
18. Newton’s Nook Designs (sponsor)
19. Paper Smooches (sponsor)
20. Pretty Pink Posh (sponsor)
21. Uniko (sponsor)
22. Your Next Stamp (sponsor)

Milka Gubo (InLinkz – return after commenting and add your name to InLinkz)

Friday, May 17, 2019

May Release now Available + Blog Hop Winners

Are you ready to get your paws inky with our new products?

Winners from the blog hop are posted below - scroll down to see if you won

Our new products are now available at newtonsnookdesigns.com


May 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 blogs and the comments were chosen using random.org.


From Reveal Day 1 - Winner of the 
Newton's Movie Night stamp set from Naki's blog: Kathy Barrett


From Reveal Day 2 - Winner of the Dainty Daisies stamp set from Larissa's blog: Kathy J


From Reveal Day 3 - Winner of the Newton Cleans Up stamp set from Ellen's blog: Gail

From Reveal Day 4 - Winner of the Walking Woofs stamp set from the Newton's Nook Design's blog: Brenda West

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 mailing address and the name of the set you won to claim your prize.

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