Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sponsoring INK hop 2016

Today we're sponsoring and playing along with Ink hop:


This hop was put together by Simon Hurley to help promote and share the fun of being creative!
Simon is an awesome young crafter with his own blog and youtube channel! There are some awesome prizes too in this hop, including $25 store credit from us at Newton's Nook Designs! Make sure you check out the Inkclipse blog for details on how to win!

Let the cat out of the bag!

For our post in the hop today I thought I would share a card featuring one of our cute kitty stamp sets, Newton's Birthday Bash. If you're new to Newton's Nook Designs you might not know Newton yet but he is our big orange kitty and the inspiration for many of our popular kitty stamp sets!  (You can follow us on instagram to see a ton of fun kitty pix of the "real" Newton.)

For this card, I used the image of the kitty in the bag and stamped it onto watercolor paper with black waterproof ink. I colored it with Inktense watercolor pencils and then carefully trimmed out the image, fussy cutting it by hand. If you don't like to cut by hand, this set does now have a coordinating die set so you can cut it easily with that too. 

Let the cat out of the bag Birthday card by Jennifer Jackson  | Newton's Birthday Bash Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I wanted to make this card into a masculine birthday card so I kept the color palette simple, using teals and browns. I used some striped brown washi and a strip of subtle teal patterned paper. Then I added the cat to the white cardstock with a dimensional square and stamped the "let the cat out of the bag" and "it's your birthday" on each side of the image. These sentiments are also part of the Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set! 

Let the cat out of the bag Birthday card by Jennifer Jackson  | Newton's Birthday Bash Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I love how this card turned out. It's simple and fun and will make a great birthday card!

Make sure you check out the rest of the hop :

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120 comments:

  1. Love the colours of the card they all work well together, and the cat stamp is gorgeous

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  2. Really like your coloring and shading. The cat is so cute.

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  3. This is adorable Jen! so sweet...awesome colors!

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  4. great card and wonderful colors!

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  5. I love everything about this! I think patterned paper makes everything better. :)

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  6. Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Perfect masculine card! Thx for sharing Newton-inspired designs with us!

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  8. Newton is always such a cutie-patootie! Love your colour combo here! Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. What a cute card. I have a cat so really love cat cards. It started me thinking of using a mask to put my new set of cat stamps into things. Thanks.

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  10. What a cute card. I have a cat so really love cat cards. It started me thinking of using a mask to put my new set of cat stamps into things. Thanks.

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  11. The coloring is fantastic. I love your Newton stamps - I have two of my own 'Newtons' at home so I enjoy trying to color my stamps to reflect their coloring. Your stamps really capture a cat's personality. :)

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  12. Your card is so adorable and the colour combination is beautiful! The little kitty is so cute and I love how you have him nestled in the bag with the teal tissue paper, it really looks fantastic!

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  13. You always amaze me with your creativity! What a wonderful project! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Your card is extraordinary!
    Not only is the cat adorable, but the colors are so rich!

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  15. Love this--so cute and I like this color combo.

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  16. I really like the combination of patterned paper You used. The card is so cute.

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  17. This is really adorable ... I don't think he wants to get out of the bag! lol Sweet design.

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  18. OM Geeezum! How cute!!! I absolutely adore this cutie pie! I can see this sentiment being used without the Happy Birthday for many occasions!! TFS!

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  19. Awwwwww this is adorrrrrrable! Thank you for sharing. I need to add that cute stamp set to my collection for sure!

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  20. Pretty coloring and such a cute little cat image!

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  21. Beautiful card! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Truly awesomely cute birthday card. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. I really like the combination of patterned paper You used. The card is so cute.

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  24. Newton is so cute. He's always getting
    into the most fun trouble.
    He looks great wrapped in the blue paper.
    thanks for sharing.

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  25. LOVE your card. I have such a hard time with masculine cards and this is an awesome one for a male's birthday. I love how you coloured Newton with the Inktense pencils.

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  26. Jennifer, I think your color combinations are beautiful and the different PP are the perfect touch! TFS

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  27. So adorable, thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. Just too cute I love that cat must have stamp set

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  29. Love cats and this kitty is just awwwwwww-dorable!

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  30. This is so adorable the little kitty in the bag is so so cute! I love all your coloring and shading! Tfs

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  31. The patterns and colors work really well and I love how this can be for a male. Not to frilly.

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  32. Omg such an adorable card! Love the colors.

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  33. Adorable card!! Love the masculine colors!

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  34. You certainly achieved ur goal. It is adorable yet "mainly" love the color combination. And i need to add the adorable stop to my collection. Beautiful card. Amazing job

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  35. Cute card and adorable stamp, love the Newton images :)

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  36. Such a cute card?..love the" cat in the bag "stamp!

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  37. Most cardmakers don't seem to do the masculine cards but we need to send them too! Love the subdued colors and Newton is adorable!

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  38. Love the card, love your cat! I'm a total cat crazy lady. What a great blog and great way to support a creative young man!

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  39. That little kitty is adorable!

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  40. What an adorable card. So sweet. Thanks for sharing in the hop.

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  41. Adorable card! I love the color palette. It's one of my favorites.

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  43. This is super adorable. Love it!!!

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  44. Really cute! Fabulous coloring and design!!

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  45. Oh my goodness this card is so cute! Thanks to this Ink Hop I've found a new favorite stamp company!

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  46. I just love your cats... And this card is awesome!!

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  47. Love the kitty in a bag. My kitty always does this. Great coloring.. Great design. TFS

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  48. I just love your cats... And this card is awesome!!

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  49. This is a great card. I like the coloring and color coordination.

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  50. Super Adorable!!! Your kitty is sooooo CUTE!!

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  51. such a cute card! Thanks for a great introduction to Newton's Nook!

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  52. Such a cute kitty! Congrats to Simon Hurley on his blog hop

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  53. Cool colors for this fun card! Thanks, NND for sponsoring the hop!!

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  54. Love this fun card! Cute sentiment to go along with that darling Newton in a bag!

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  55. Cute as can be! Thanks, Denise

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  56. SUPER SWEET CARD Jennifer!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sentiment and the design!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

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  57. Now how cute is that kitty in the paper bag?!!! I need some of those kitty stamp sets for my daughter......she would be in kitty heaven ;)

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  58. Aww love the soft coloring and such a cute card!

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  59. Soooo cute! Love how simple and masculine it is even though it has such an adorable cat!

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  60. Soooo cute! Love how simple and masculine it is even though it has such an adorable cat!

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  61. Adorable card made with cat stamp. I have many friends that have cats and would be fun making them cards.

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  62. Great card! Nice color choices and composition!

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  63. Adorable card! I love the brown and teal - and that little kitten in the bag is super cute.

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  64. I just love the colors in this card! So pretty!

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  65. Love the card and the kitty in the bag!

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  66. Teal and brown is one of my favorite color combos. Thanks for a great masculine card idea!

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  67. That card with that adorable little kitty coming out of the
    Bag is so darn cute! LADYJS711@yahoo.com

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  68. Adorable kitty, love the color combo too!

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  69. I love this card. I think Newton & my cat have a lot in common! The colors r great & perfect for any guy. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  70. Awwwww... what a fun card. it's PURRfect!

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  71. Such a sweet card, I love your little kitty. Great use of colours for a masculine card, too!

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  72. Adorable card! lovelly color palette. :)

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  73. Very cute card. Love the colors.

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  74. Love the card and the colors. Its exactly what a cat would do, just get in a bag and play.

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  75. Newton in a grocery bag, he reminds me of the time we had a cat that loved running into such a bag and have lots of fun with it....good memories.
    You made another wonderfull card again.

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  76. Oh Jennifer, this is awesome. Its so cute I can't stop smiling when I look at this! LOL

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  77. This is so cute with the kitty peeking out of the bag. Love the color combo you used.

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  78. Great design and I love how you kept it light hearted but muted colours for a guy. Those kitties are a handful!

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  79. This card is awesome. And the cat is so cute.

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  80. wow who let the cat out of the bag, very realistic & cute

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  81. What a cute card!! Newton's coloring and the color choices on the card came together so well! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. Adorable! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  83. Lovely card. The colors are awesome, I really like teal and brown together. An other color I appreciate with teal is gray, also suitable for a masculine card.

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  84. Great masculine card. The color combo is fantastic.

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  85. Super cute card, love that sentiment too!

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  86. Super CUTE card, love the color combination!

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  87. This card is so darn cute! You have some of the best kitty cat designs in the market!

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  88. Cuteness galore! Love this stamp set.

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  89. Love the coloring and the colors you chose!

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  90. A completely adorable card.You ALWAYS make the cutest cards.

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  91. Adorable cat card! Love love love!

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  92. Hey, your kitty is so cute, ummm, both kitties are cute the card and the real one!! Love your blog!!

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  93. This card is beyond adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  94. Such a sweet card with Newton your kitty!

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  95. ADORABLE card!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the bag filled with furry CUTENESS, LOVE the sentiment and colour combo too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

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  96. Thanks for being a part of this cool hop!!

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