Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween Cards by Newton's Nook Designs

Halloween Shaker Card using Boo Crew by Newton's Nook Designs

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone is having a fun Halloween filled with treats today! I'm sharing 3 fun Halloween cards today that I haven't had a chance to post yet using Boo Crew and Magical Dreams  (by the way - both these sets are on sale for $9.99 - only until friday  - so make sure to head over to www.newtonsnookdesigns.com and grab them up!)

The first one is a shaker card. If you haven't ever tried a shaker card you can learn how to make one using my shaker card tutorial post here.  For this shaker I filled it with spider sequins and orange micro beads! Isn't it fun? Then, of course I had to add on the cute owl from the Boo Crew Stamp set! 

Halloween Shaker Card using Boo Crew by Newton's Nook Designs

Next up, I tried out some punch art. For this card, I used a circle and a rounded rectangle punch to make the cauldron, then I cut the frog off from the mushroom in the Magical Dreams stamp set and added him onto the top. I also stamped the flames from the dragon in the Magical Dreams set coming out of the cauldron. 

Halloween Cauldron Card using Magical Dreams by Newton's Nook Designs

Here is a close-up. I also added on some glitter with copic spica glitter pens:

Halloween Cauldron Card using Magical Dreams by Newton's Nook Designs

Here is one last fun Halloween Card - For this one I used various oval punches to create a pumpkin patch for that cute ghost kitty from Boo Crew to hang out in. 

Pumpkin & Kitty Halloween Card using Boo Crew by Newton's Nook Designs

Here's a close-up -- I also used the "meooooow" on a little flag that I attached with some twine! I love how this turned out!!

Pumpkin & Kitty Halloween Card using Boo Crew by Newton's Nook Designs

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Neon Boo Crew Notebooks for Halloween!


Neon Halloween Notebooks using Boo Crew by Newton's Nook Designs

Eeek! Neon Tricks and Treats!

I can't believe it's already the end of October and only one day until Halloween!! Today I'm sharing this fun project with the Boo Crew Stamp set (by the way - this set is on sale until friday for just $9.99 at newtonsnookdesigns.com!) I found these cute little patterned neon notebooks at the local big box store and knew I could use them to make something fun!  


Here's a close-up of each one:


Neon Halloween Notebooks using Boo Crew by Newton's Nook Designs

Neon Halloween Notebooks using Boo Crew by Newton's Nook Designs

Neon Halloween Notebooks using Boo Crew by Newton's Nook Designs

Neon Halloween Notebooks using Boo Crew by Newton's Nook Designs

Neon Halloween Notebooks using Boo Crew by Newton's Nook Designs


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Happy Halloween! Here's a treat for you! Celebrate Halloween with 10% off all orders until Midnight (CST) on Friday, Nov.1st! Use Code: SPOOKY31 in your shopping cart. Note: If you use paypal it will ask for your code AFTER you put in your paypal info. 





Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Four Great Holiday Cards by Alice Wertz!

Have you started your holiday cards yet?

If you haven't... or even if you have... you're in for a treat today. Today I get to inspire you with four gorgeous cards by Guest Designer Alice Wertz! Alice has created these four cards using our four newest holiday stamp sets! Scroll down to see each card, then go visit Alice at her blog, Alices {little} Wonderland and say hello! 

Dog Christmas Card by Alice Wertz for Newton's Nook Designs
Alice used the puppy from the Canine Christmas set to create this cool mail-themed card! I love the postage inspired stripes and the coloring on that doggie sweater is too fun!  

Cat Christmas Card by Alice Wertz for Newton's Nook Designs
Next up, a cute little kitty, tangled up in lights from Newton's Holiday Mischief! Isn't it cute how she paired him with the Christmas windows?  

Happy Holidays Card by Alice Wertz for Newton's Nook Designs
I love how Alice hung that little ornament off the word happy! For this card she used the Holiday Wishes stamp set! 



Octopus Christmas Card by Alice Wertz for Newton's Nook Designs
Last but not least, check out this cute Octopus, hugging a whole boatload of gifts! These funny sea creatures from the SEAson's Greetings Stamp set are sure to be a hit! 

To read more details about her cards and to say hello to Alice, check out her blog: http://aliceslittlewonderland.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much to Alice for being our guest this month! We really enjoyed having you!


Are you Inspired? 

We hope you'll play along with our latest Inky Paws challenge #4 for a chance to win a prize!  Get our your Newton's Nook Designs Stamps and show us what you can create! If you don't have a stamp set yet, no problem, there are now TWO digital freebies to choose from on our freebies page for you to use!





Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Halloween Card by Jingle!

Happy Halloween Card using Boo Crew by Jennifer Ingle for Newtons Nook Designs.

Only a few days left until Halloween! 

Eeek! I can't believe it's Halloween already this week!  Are you ready? We are gearing up for Trick-or-Treaters at our house - candy is bought and decorations are up! 

Today I'm sharing a cute Halloween Card made by Design Team member Jennifer Ingle! Jennifer used the mummy bear from the Boo Crew stamp set to create this card - she also based her layout on our newest Inky Paws Challenge! I love her bright and simple color combo! 

Make sure to visit Jennifer  - a.k.a. "Jingle" on her blog Just Jingle and say hello!

By the way - if you don't have the Boo Crew Stamp set yet, you can pick it up this week on sale! Check out our sale page.




Friday, October 25, 2013

Inky Paws Challenge #04


Do you know what today is? It's the first day of #04 Inky Paws Challenge!

Here's this month's Sketch: 

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? 

  • Create a NEW project (card or other paper craft item) based on the sketch above.
  • Your project MUST use at least one Newton's Nook Designs stamped image (or free digital stamp - I just added a new one to our Freebies page).
  • Post your project to your blog or to an online photo gallery such as Flickr or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC04).
  • Link back to this challenge (if posting in an online gallery copy the link into the photo description). 
  • Submit your project to this challenge using the Inlinkz widget below. You must submit a DIRECT link to your post page.
  • Have more than one great idea? You can enter more than once! Just link up each card separately. 
You have two weeks to play along. Deadline to enter is Friday, November 8th, 2013 at Midnight CST. The winner will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, November 11th.


Ready for some Inky Paws inspiration?  

Read the description below each card to see who made it!



Wagon of Gifts Christmas Card by Tessa Wise for Inky Paws Challenge 4
Tessa Wise used the Wagon of Wishes set to create this adorable Christmas Card! I love how the handle sticks out of the circle!

Snow Globe Cat Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Inky Paws Challenge 4
Meowy Christmas! Samantha Mann took the cute kitty from the Newton's Holiday Mischief stamp set and made it look like he's in a snow globe!
Here's one from me - I used the Chihuahua from the Canine Christmas set to make this simple Puppy Holiday card!  

And one last card  from me - do you spy a new stamp? I just added a this new digital stamp to our Freebies page! If you don't have a NND stamp set yet, go download this one to play along! 

Now It's your turn!  

Use the widget below to add a link to your project! Don't forget to tell your friends to play along too - If we get more than 15 participants we will pick TWO winners!




Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy Howl-idays Card

Happy Howl-idays Dog Christmas Card by Newton's Nook Designs

Puppy Love for Christmas

When I was designing the stamps for this release I had the idea to create a set with dogs just for Christmas so I created Canine Christmas. Although I don't have a dog I do have a lot of friends who do and I thought it would be fun to be able to make cards for them. The Basset Hound on this card was inspired by my friend Lisa who has the sweetest Basset Hounds! Since I've had the opportunity to get to know them a little bit, I thought it would be fun to include a cute Basset on this set! This guy's for you, Lisa!

Happy Howl-idays Dog Christmas Card by Newton's Nook Designs

This set also offers a variety of other dogs too -- a Lab, a Chihuahua, and a couple Teriers!

Here's the image of the whole set:


Canine Christmas by Newton's Nook Designs




Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Penny Slider Card tutorial

Penny Slider Card tutorial - Newton's Nook Designs

I've haven't shared a tutorial in awhile so thought it would be fun to do one this week! Have you ever made a slider card? If you've always wanted to know how then make sure to read this tutorial! I created this card using the wagon and leaves stamps from the Wagon of Wishes Stamp set! 

Here's what you need:

  • Stamps
  • Various Paper
  • Ink & coloring supplies
  • Foam mounting circles
  • Cutting knife and ruler
  • Scissors
  • Two pennies

Step One: Stamp & color image.  You can choose any type of stamp to create this card but we'd love it if you used one of our images from the Wagon of Wishes stamp set which is now for sale at newtonsnookdesigns.com. For my card I stamped the wagon and the leaves in black colored them with Copic Markers. 



Step Two: Create your curve.  You could make your wagon go straight but if you'd like it to curve or roll along a hill like I did, then you need to create a template. I just cut a piece of card stock that was as wide as my card (5 1/2" wide) and then used a scissor to create a curve I liked. Note: you won't actually use this piece on your card so you can make it from a piece of scrap paper or card stock. 

Penny Slider Card tutorial - Newton's Nook Designs - step 2

Then I cut the piece of card stock that I will be using on my card. This one is 5 1/2" wide. Then, use a ruler and measure in about 1 inch from each side and mark it.

Penny Slider Card tutorial - Newton's Nook Designs - step 2

Now- use your template to trace your curve between those two lines.  This will be your path for your wagon. Move your curve up about 1/2" and draw it again. 

Penny Slider Card tutorial - Newton's Nook Designs - step 2


Step Three:Use your cutting knife to cut out the shape between the two lines. It should be around a 1/2" tall (make sure that your penny is taller than the slot you created)  

Penny Slider Card tutorial - Newton's Nook Designs - step 3

Step Four: Stick a foam dot to between the two pennies to create a sandwich:

Penny Slider Card tutorial - Newton's Nook Designs - step 4

Penny Slider Card tutorial - Newton's Nook Designs - step 4


Step Five: Insert your penny sandwich into the slot you created. 
Penny Slider Card tutorial - Newton's Nook Designs - step 5

Then adhere your image on top of the penny. If you move your cardstock, your image should slide back and forth! 
Penny Slider Card tutorial - Newton's Nook Designs - step 5

That's all there is to it -- Finish your card any way you'd like! Make sure you attach your slider part to the card with some dimensional dots so it has room to slide around.  Here's my finished card:

Penny Slider Card tutorial - Newton's Nook Designs - final card

I stamped a message on white cardstock, lining it up with the slot so you can see it behind the wagon.  

Penny Slider Card tutorial - Newton's Nook Designs - final card

Here's a little video so you can see how it moves!



Let me know if you try a penny slider card - I'd love to see what you made!




Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Christmas Scrapbook Page by Samantha Mann

Scrapbook page by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs

Try your stamps on Scrapbook Pages!

Today I'm sharing a super cute scrapbook page by Design Team Member Samantha Mann!  Samantha used two of our new Holiday sets on this scrapbook page - the Stockings and "merry" are from the Holiday Wishes set and the Kitty is from Newton's Holiday Mischief. It's so cute how the kitty with the milk and cookies matches the cookies for Santa in her photos! 


Thanks Samantha, for the adorable inspiration! Make sure you pop over to Samantha's Blog Sam's Scrap Candy today and say hello! 






Monday, October 21, 2013

Jingle Bells!

Jingle Bells Card using Holiday Wishes Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

Jingle Bell time!

Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend! We did out Halloween decorating - but today and then I made some Christmas cards- I know, it's crazy, but Christmas will be just around the corner! Today I wanted to share another card using the Holiday Wishes Stamp set. Did you know the big scripty words are hand drawn by me? I write the words over a few times until I get them just the way I like them! 

This set is so much fun to use. You can make cards fairly quick and easy - just add a sentiment of your choice and then embellish!  For this card I made a row of "flags" and added some jingle bells on it (to match the sentiment). This card was really easy to make... although I'd leave off the bells if sending it in the mail, it would be great to add onto a holiday gift! 

Jingle Bells Card using Holiday Wishes Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

Don't forget...

We have four new Holiday sets (including the one shown above) for sale now in our shop. Plus today is the LAST DAY for our shipping Special. Use code OCTJOY13 for free shipping to US and $3 off orders to Canada/International! Offer good until tonight (Monday, October 21st) at midnight!
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