Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Note: This is our second post for today.
To see an awesome envelope card by Ellen, scroll down or click here
Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

Today I'm playing along with the SUMMER 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog hop!

This hope is so fun and 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:
Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Coffee & Cactus Card by Jennifer Jackson | Cuppa Cactus Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
I used our BRAND NEW Cuppa Cactus stamp set! This set was part of our recent June release and I've been having so much fun playing with it. It has two cute little cactus images in mugs and some really great puns for coffee lovers! 

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Coffee & Cactus Card by Jennifer Jackson | Cuppa Cactus Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
To make the card I started by coloring the two cacti in mugs using copic markers. Then I trimmed them out with the coordinating Cuppa Cactus Die Set. I took a piece of watercolor paper and added some distress ink in yellow and green to my craft mat and squished it onto the paper to make the background. I added a little hill cut from polka dot paper using our Land Borders Die Set. Then I added the sentiment "Caution: I'm a little prickly before my coffee" using the sentiments from the Cuppa Cactus stamp set. To finish off the card I added some hot pink twine and then mounted everything on a kraft colored card base.

If you haven't seen this new set yet, here's an image
of the Cuppa Cactus stamp set & coordinating Cuppa Cactus Die Set:
Cuppa Cactus Stamp set & Coordinating die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Coffee lovers might also like our Newton Loves Coffee stamp set:
Newton Loves Coffee Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Hope you enjoyed this coffee card today! Make sure you head over to the Coffee Lover's 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!

p.s. If you like a good sale, we've just added a bunch of sets for sale in our Retiring category on the Newton's Nook Designs Shop! These designs will be gone for good once they sell out so make sure to see if any of your favorites are in there! 

Custom Envelope Card by Ellen Haxelmans

Custom Envelope Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Lovely Blooms  Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Create a custom Envelope Card!

Today we have a fun idea by Ellen on how to make a custom card where the envelope and card are one piece! She was inspired by aerograms (or air letters) that were used during the use during the Second World War. These lightweight self-sealing letter cards were introduced for easy sending through airmail!

To make her card, Ellen used an envelope punch board to create the envelope shape out of yellow cardstock. Then she added some stamping to the front panel using flowers from our Lovely Blooms stamp set.

Custom Envelope Card by Ellen Haxelmans |  Terrific Terriers Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
She added some magnet strips on the inside of the envelope flaps and then created some fun pieces to make a cute scene inside the card. She used the cute puppy from our new Terrific Terriers stamp set along with little clouds from the Winston Takes Flight stamp set and flowers from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set. 

Custom Envelope Card by Ellen Haxelmans |  Terrific Terriers Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Here's what the front of the closed envelope looks like. She used blooms from the Lovely Blooms stamp set on the background and created a custom sentiment using words from both the Simply Relative  and the Lovely Blooms stamp sets.

Custom Envelope Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Lovely Blooms and Simply Sentimental Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For the back side of the closed envelope she added a fun wreath using the  Happy Little Thoughts stamp set. Then she stamped the sentiment inside it and the ribbon using the Terrific Terriers stamp set. 

Custom Envelope Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Happy Little Thoughts and Terrific Terriers Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Don't you just love all the fun details she added to this project! It would be so special to receive a card like this! 

To see more of her lovely projects you can visit Ellen over at her blog Crafty Ellen!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Book Club Card by Samantha Mann

Book Club Card by Samantha Mann | Newton's Book Club Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

That's a lot of reading...

The kitty on this card by Samantha has a TON of reading to do! Samantha created this super fun card by stamping the stack of books from our Newton's Book Club stamp set twice and fussy cutting before stacking it together it out to create a really tall pile of books! I love all the fun bright colors she used to color them too! Then she added the kitty on the top with the open book too! Such a perfect card to send someone who loves to read! 

Thank you Samantha for awesome inspiration today! To say hello to Samantha and see more of her beautiful creations, you can visit Samantha's Blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wanted poster Card by Juliana Michaels

Wanted poster Card by Juliana Michaels | Newton Rides West Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

WANTED! 

Our new Newton Rides West stamp set is perfect for creating fun western themed cards! Today we are sharing this adorable birthday card by Juliana! She colored the cute kitty wearing the cowboy hat and cactus from this set and she even and added on the mustache too! How adorable is that?  The images were all trimmed out using the coordinating Newton Rides West Die Set. The bit of twine to create a rope behind the kitty is so fun and the distressing she added to the paper really gives a fun old timey western feeling too!

To make this fun little western scene into a birthday card, Juliana used the "Wanted" paired with "for celebrating another birthday" from the Newton Rides West stamp set. You could also pair the "Wanted" with the "for being awesome" sentiment in this set too if you don't need a birthday card!

Thanks, Juliana, for the fun card today! To see more creations by Juliana, visit her over to her blog, 17 Turtles!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Small Paws, Big Hearts Card by Maria Russell

Small Paws, Big Hearts Card by Maria Russell | Terrific Terriers stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Small Paws, Big Hearts!

If you love dogs you will love this sweet card by Maria! She created this adorable card using our NEW Terrific Terriers stamp set and coordinating Terrific Terriers Die Set. She colored them in shades of brown and added cute pink cheeks! Then she created that fun background using the tiny heart and paw print images from the set. She finished it off with the "small paws, big hearts" sentiment from the Terrific Terriers stamp set in a little heart shape! So cute!

To see more beautiful projects by Maria, visit her over at her blog, Maria Russell Designs and don't forget to subscribe to her YouTube channel too!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tee-rific Dad Card by June Guest Designer Simone Naoum

Hello Everyone

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend? Today I'm back with another Newton's Nook Designs card for you all, and this one uses the fun new Winston's Tee Time stamp and die sets.

When I first saw this stamp set I knew it was a must have, especially to create cards for guys who love golf, as well as Father's Day cards, which I'm getting a bit of head start on with today's card!

Tee-rific Dad Card by June Guest Designer Simone Naoum | Winston's Tee Time stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnok

I started this card by first arranging and stamping my sentiment onto a plain white card base, before stamping Winston onto some X-press It blending card, and again onto some patterned paper for his shirt. I then coloured Winston using my Copic Sketch Markers, before paper piecing his patterned paper shirt onto him.  Once he was dry I then covered his collar and the golf ball with some clear Wink of Stella glitter for a bit of shimmer, before die cutting them out and sticking them down onto my card base using some adhesive foam.  Finally I embellished the card with some matching coloured sequins.

That's my card for today and I hope it inspires you to get a head start on creating some Father's Day cards?!

Thank you all for stopping by today, and I'll be back again next Monday with my final card for Newton's Nook Designs.


Have a great day.
 - Simone

Friday, June 16, 2017

June Release Now Available + Blog Hop Winners!

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

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

Our new products are now available at newtonsnookdesigns.com

June 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.


Winner of the Terrific Terriers stamp set from the Samantha's blog


Winner of the Furr-ever Friends stamp set from Naki's blog


Winner of the Cultivated Cacti stamp set from Larissa's blog:









Winner of the Cuppa Cactus stamp set from Juliana's blog:








Winner of the Newton Rides West stamp set from Jennifer's blog:



Congrats to the Winners! Don't forget - you have 5 days from today to to e-mail us at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com with your full name and shipping 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! 


Thursday, June 15, 2017

June Reveals - Day 4 - Newton Rides West

June 2017 Release - Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today is our first reveal day for our June Release! This month we are releasing FIVE adorable new stamp sets this month plus some fun dies too!  We are starting out today with the reveal of our new Newton Rides West stamp set! We are giving this stamp set away one lucky winner so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!
Cat Cowboy cards by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Rides West | Cat Cowboy Western Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Newton Rides West

Newton is having a great western adventure in this 4 x 6 stamp set. He's so cute in his cowboy hat, peeking out from a cute cowboy boot and riding his toy horse! Create fun backgrounds and scenes with added cactus, Sheriff's star and horseshoe too. This set is perfect for sending cute birthday wishes or to just say "howdy"!
Newton Rides West | Cat Cowboy Western Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Here's some info on the Newton Rides West stamp set:
  • 4 x 6 photopolymer stamp set 
  • Includes 13 stamps: 7 images and 6 words/sentiments
  • Coordinating Newton Rides West purr-fect die set (sold separately) includes 7 dies 
  • Available for purchase in our online shop starting Friday, June 16th


Yee-haw! Get ready for some adorable cowboy cards from our Design Team!

Check out all the awesome projects below from our Design Team below! Then, make sure to click through to all their blogs for details on their cards - you will find a few extra cards on some of the DT blogs and you might even find a fun video or two along the way! Make sure to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win! Details on the giveaway are at the bottom of today's post.

Wanted Cowboy cat card by Larissa Heskett | Newton Rides West | Cat Cowboy Western Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Larissa created this adorable card featuring Newton on his toy horse! The fun graphic background was created using a bunch of the small images in this set too! What a great idea!
Wanted Cowboy cat card by Holly Endress | Newton Rides West | Cat Cowboy Western Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
This card by Holly is so adorable! She created such a fun distressed background for Newon and the stars add the perfect touch of western flair!
Howdy! Cowboy cat card by Amanda Bodine | Newton Rides West | Cat Cowboy Western Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Amanda created this amazing desert scene with Newton riding his toy pony! She also added in clouds using our Sky Borders Die Set
Howdy! Cactus card by Samantha Mann | Newton Rides West | Cat Cowboy Western Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Samantha created a cactus shaped card! How fun is that!? What a perfect idea to feature the cute Newton wearing cowboy hat! 

Cat Cowboy card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Newton Rides West | Cat Cowboy Western Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
This fun watercolored scene is by Tatiana! She used the images of Newton and the Cactus from the new set and added in some butterflies from the Newton's Birdbath stamp set too!
Howdy! Cat in cowboy boot card by Jennifer Timko | Newton Rides West | Cat Cowboy Western Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
The woodgrain panel on this card by Jennifer is the perfect backdrop for Newton in his little cowboy boot! So fun!
Cowboy slider card by Naki Rager | Newton Rides West | Cat Cowboy Western Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Howdy and Yee-haw! Newton looks like he's having so much fun on this slider card by Naki! Love the fun mint colored cowboy hat too!

Wanted Cowboy cat card by Maria Russell | Newton Rides West | Cat Cowboy Western Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Maria created such a fun card using Newton in his cowboy hat! She added in some bold cactus images from our new Cultivated Cactus stamp set (revealed yesterday).
Cowboy Night scene card by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton Rides West | Cat Cowboy Western Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Ellen created a gorgeous night scene using two of the images from the new Newton Rides West stamp set! She added in a hill using our Land Borders Die Set too!

 Cowboy cat card by Juliana Michaels | Newton Rides West | Cat Cowboy Western Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Juliana used all three kitty images from this set to create an adorable western themed card! I love all those orange kitties dressed in cowboy attire! 


Would you like to win the “Newton Rides West” Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 15th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June Reveals - Day 3 - Cultivated Cacti & Cuppa Cactus

June 2017 Release - Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

We hope you have been enjoying our June release reveals! Today we are sharing TWO new stamp sets: Cultivated Cacti and the cute new Cuppa Cactus! We are giving each of these stamp sets away so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

Cactus cards by Jennifer Jackson | Cultivated Cacti stamp sets and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook

Cultivated Cacti

Look sharp with this stylish 4 x 6 cactus stamp set! This set includes 4 pretty patterned pots and 5 cactus plants that you can mix and match to create fun and colorful greetings! The bold images are easy to ink and stamp with colored inks and are perfect for embossing techniques too. The cactus sentiments and puns will add the perfect touch of whimsy to your creations!

Cultivated Cacti | 4x6 Cactus stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook
Here's some info on the Cultivated Cacti stamp set:
  • 4 x 6 photopolymer stamp set 
  • Includes 16 stamps: 12 images and 5 sentiments 
  • Coordinating Cultivated Cacti purr-fect die set (sold separately) includes 12 dies 
  • Available for purchase in our online shop starting Friday, June 16th
Coffee Cup Cactus Cards by Jennifer Jackson | Cuppa Cactus Coffee and Cactus stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook

Cuppa Cactus

Coffee lovers won't be able to resist this cute little 3 x 4 stamp set! This set includes two little mugs with cactus plants that will be so fun to color and send to your coffee-loving friends. The clever sentiments mix coffee and cactus characteristics in a creative way that will make anyone smile!
Cuppa Cactus | 3x4 Cactus and Coffee themed stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook

Here's some info on the Cuppa Cactus stamp set:
  • 3 x 4 photopolymer stamp set 
  • Includes 6 stamps: 2 images and 4 sentiments 
  • Coordinating Cuppa Cactus purr-fect die set (sold separately) includes 2 dies 
  • Available for purchase in our online shop starting Friday, June 16th

You are going to love all the cacti cards by our Design Team!

Check out all the awesome projects below from our Design Team below! Then, make sure to click through to all their blogs for details on their cards - you will find a few extra cards on some of the DT blogs and you might even find a fun video or two along the way! Make sure to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win! Details on the giveaway are at the bottom of today's post.

Cactus card by Amanda Bodine | Cultivated Cacti stamp sets and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook
Amanda created this gorgeous scene using a bunch of the images from the new Cultivated Cactus stamp set! Love the colors!
Coffee Cactus Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Cuppa Cactus Coffee and Cactus stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook
Prickly before your coffee? The sentiment on this card using our new Cuppa Coffee stamp set will make you laugh! Ellen's coloring on this  is amazing too!
Cactus card by Larissa Heskett | Cultivated Cacti stamp sets and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook
Larissa  created this gorgeous card using several of the cactus images in the new Cultivated Cacti Set! The little flowers give the perfect pop of color!
Caution Cactus Card by Juliana Michaels | Cuppa Cactus Coffee and Cactus stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook
Juliana  created this fun card using the new Cuppa Cactus stamp set! I love the way she used a sharp edged die cut to coordinate with the sentiment!
Cactus card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Cultivated Cacti stamp sets and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook
Tatiana created this fun cactus using the bold images from the new Cultivated Cacti stamp set. She stamped the images first with white ink and then again with a colored ink slightly offset! How fun!
Caution Cactus Card by Jennifer Timko | Cuppa Cactus Coffee and Cactus stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook
This cactus card by Jennifer using our new Cuppa Cactus set is so adorable! Those cactus images might be prickly but they are so cute too! I love the fun bright pastels she used!
Cactus card by Hollly Endress | Cultivated Cacti stamp sets and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook
Holly created this sweet cactus card using the bold cactus from the new Cultivated Cacti set! She also used our Land borders die set to create a fun curved edge and found the perfect patterned paper to match the cactus image! 
Caution Cactus Card by Naki Rager | Cuppa Cactus Coffee and Cactus stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook
Caution tape? Yes, please!  Naki created this fun card using the caution sentiment from the new Cuppa Cactus set! What a fun to add some whimsy to the cactus image!
Cactus card by Maria Russell | Cultivated Cacti stamp sets and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook
Maria created a trio of adorable cactus plants in pretty pots using the new Cultivated Cacti stamp set! The bright hot pink and lime green colors are so fun! 
Caution Cactus Card by Samantha Mann | Cuppa Cactus Coffee and Cactus stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newotnsnook
Samantha created this gorgeous card using the fun new Cuppa Cactus stamp set! I love the way the images go right off the edge! 

Would you like to win the “Cuppa Cactus” or the “Cultivated Cactus” stamp set?
Each of these sets will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 15th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th.