Friday, September 29, 2017

Coffee is Always a Good Idea Card by Amanda Bodine

Coffee is Always a Good Idea Card by Amanda Bodine | Cuppa Cactus and Newton Loves Coffee Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Coffee is ALWAYS a good idea!

If you've had a long week, you're probably enjoying a bit of coffee this Friday morning and this card by Amanda will definitely make you smile! She created a trio of cute cacti in coffee cups using our Cuppa Cactus Stamp Set! She colored them using fun bright colors and trimmed them out using the coordinating Cuppa Cactus Die Set.  She created a fun chalkboard panel for her card and added the "coffee is ALWAYS a good idea" sentiment from our Newton Loves Coffee stamp set. This sentiment pairs perfectly with those fun cactus mugs! Plus, the fun bright colors really pop off over that black! Hopefully this card woke you up a bit if your coffee hasn't kicked in yet!

Thanks for the caffeine inspiration today, Amanda! To see more of her beautiful coloring and projects, visit Amanda over at her blog,  RutabagaPie Designs!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Custom Holiday Envelopes by Tatiana Trafimovich

Custom Holiday Envelopes by Tatiana Trafimovich | Newton's Happy Mail Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Make the Envelope Special!

After you've spent al that time making the perfect holiday card, don't forget to make the envelope special too! Today Tatiana is sharing a trio of fun custom envelopes she created featuring our Newton's Happy Mail Stamp Set. She created her own envelopes using Bristol paper and then stamped the Kitty in the mailbox from the Newton's Happy Mail Stamp Set on the front. She used some creative masking to add on the snow shovel in front of the mailbox from our Frozen Friends Stamp Set. She also masked the corner of the cats head to add a Santa hat onto him using the hat from the Newton's Holiday Mischief Stamp Set.  Isn't it fun how a little creative masking can turn any set into a Holiday one!? The holly on the mailbox is also from the Newton's Holiday Mischief Stamp Set. So cute!

Custom Holiday Envelopes by Tatiana Trafimovich | Newton's Happy Mail Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Once the images were all masked and stamped, she used zig clean color watercolor markers to color them. For the first one she added several colors but she also created a version using just grey and red and one that's completely black and white! Depending on how much time you have, you could keep them really simple!

Custom Holiday Envelopes by Tatiana Trafimovich | Newton's Happy Mail Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

To see more details on her project today and more of her beautiful creations you can visit Tatiana at Tatiana Craft and Art!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pirate Puppy Card by Naki Rager

Pirate Puppy Card by Naki Rager | Dress Up Doxies Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade #doxie

ARRRRF! It's a Pirate Puppy! 

Today Naki is showing how to stretch your Halloween stamp sets to use throughout the year!  She used the adorable pup in a pirate costume from the Dress-Up Doxies Stamp Set to create this fun pirate themed card! The Dress-Up Doxies Stamp Set features adorable doxies dressed in different costumes that are great for Halloween but can also be used for cards for many occasions! Dogs dressed in costumes are great for birthday cards or even just to say hello to friends all year long!

For her card today, Naki stamped the pup in his cute pirate costume and colored him with some awesome no-line coloring and added him onto this card with some fun nautical papers! The "ARRRRRF" sentiment is also from the Dress-Up Doxies Stamp Set and is so cute paired with this pirate pup! What a fun way to send out a smile to a friend or family member!

Make sure you head over to say hello to Naki and see more of her beautiful creations at her blog, Notes from Naki!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Autumn Inspired Card by Holly Endress

Autumn Cat Card by Holly Endress | Autumn Newton Stamp Set and Falling Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Autumn Kitty Card!

Today we have a gorgeous Fall card by Holly! For the card background Holly inked up all those pretty leaves using the Falling Leaves Stencil and selectively inking just some of the leaves in different colors to create that fun swirly pattern! She added a little bit of blue sky over them and the "Fall Breeze, Autumn Leaves" Sentiment from the Autumn Newton Stamp Set.  She colored the cute kitty in a pile of leaves, also from the Autumn Newton Stamp Set, in pretty Fall colors and trimmed him out using the coordinating Autumn Newton Die Set. Then she added the kitty to her card over the leaves and added a fun little hill along the bottom by cutting our a piece of green patterned paper using the Land Borders Die Set.

Autumn Cat Card by Holly Endress | Autumn Newton Stamp Set and Falling Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook


Here's a video by Holly showing you how she created her card:


Thank you, Holly, for the beautiful card today! You can find more of Holly's creations and say hello 

Thank you, Holly, for the beautiful Fall inspiration today! You can find more of Holly's creations and say hello to her over at her blog, Hollybeary Creations!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Pug Hugs Card by September Guest Designer Tracy Freeman



I can't believe my guest design term is over with Newtons Nook It has gone so quick and I have loved every part of it.

I thought as it was my last week I would use my favourite Newtons Nook Stamp set, Pug Hugs. I adore all things Newton but this set just gets me every time (I am also a HUGE pug fan)

  Pug Hugs Card by September Guest Designer Tracy Freeman | Pug Hugs Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
I stamped the image and sentiment onto some Canson Watercolor paper using my Misti and then used my Missiongold Watercolours to colour this cutie.

I went with fairly loose watercoloring and added some colours around him and "ground".
Whilst that was drying I took some plaid paper and two dies that I have and created the frame. I love getting more out of my dies and this is an easy way to do that.

I then adhered the watercolour piece flat to the card base and for the plaid piece I used some foam time to add some dimension.

To finish off I added some Clear Droplets and he was done.

Pug Hugs Card by September Guest Designer Tracy Freeman | Pug Hugs Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I wanted to give a huge thank you to everyone for all your lovely and kind comments and also to the Newtons Nook family for having me as a guest, I really have loved it and I'm very grateful to have been a guest for you.

Happy Crafting!
Tracy

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hope Your Day Doesn't Bite Card by Ellen Haxelmans

Shark and Pirate costumed Cats |  Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Newtons Costume Party Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook handmade
Today's card by Ellen is sure to make you smile! She created an adorable water scene using several stamp sets. How cute are those two kitties!!? The kitty wearing the shark costume is from the Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set. She also colored a cute pirate hat from the Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and added it onto the kitty from the Newton's Antics Stamp Set.  She trimmed out the kitties using the coordinating dies from both sets. Then she created a scene for them using the Land Borders Die Set and Sea Borders Die Set. She added in some cattails on the the sides from the Winston's Lake House Stamp Set. To finish off the card she added in the funny "Hope your day doesn't bite" and "Nom! Nom! Nom!" sentiments from the Shark Bites Stamp Set
Shark and Pirate costumed Cats |  Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Newtons Costume Party Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook handmade

This combo of images is so creative and fun! I love the idea of using the costumed kitties to create cards for occasions other than Halloween!

Do you love this card by Ellen? To seem more of her beautiful creations, you can visit Ellen over at her blog Crafty Ellen!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Football Season Card by Samantha Mann

Football Season Card by Samantha Mann | Touchdown Tails Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

You're #1 Card

Are you excited that it's football season!? You'll love this adorable football card by Samantha! She used our Touchdown Tails Stamp Set to create a fun card that you can send someone for any occasion! She colored the cute kitty in the football helmet and the dog dressed as referee and added them to this fun card with the "You're #1 in my Playbook" sentiment! She even created a fun background using the football, flag and megaphone images too! This set is so cute and you can customize it to represent your favorite team by changing the colors!

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Trick or Treat Kitty Card by Juliana Michaels

Trick or Treat Kitty Card by Juliana Michaels | Fall-ing for You and Newton's Costume Party Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Trick or Treat! 

Today we have an fun Halloween card by Juliana using the cute kitty wearing the witch hat from our Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set! She colored a fun shade of orange for Halloween and cut the kitty and hat out using the coordinating Newton's Costume Party Die Set. Then she added in the cute duo of pumpkins from the Fall-ing for You Stamp Set and added them next to the kitty with the "trick or treat" sentiment from the Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set! The fun spiderweb background gives the perfect touch for Halloween fun too!

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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Halloween Princess Card by Maria Russell

Halloween Princess Card by Maria Russell |  Newton's Costume Party and Fall-ing for you Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Happy Halloween Kitty Princess by Maria!

On this sweet Halloween card Maria uses several of our Halloween themed stamp sets to create a wonderful spooky scene!  She dressed the kitty in a princess costume using the wings and princess crown from the NEW Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set. She colored the cute kitty and trimmed out the images using the coordinating Newton's Costume Party Die Set. The cute clusters of grey pumpkins were created using the pumpkin image from the Fall-ing for You Stamp Set. She added the kitty and pumpkins to this adorable card with a gorgeous inked background. She added black hills using the Land Borders Die Set and embossed the "Happy Halloween" sentiment from the Creepy Cameos Stamp Set in the lower corner! So cute! She even added a little spider from the  Newton's Perfect Pumpkin Stamp Set, making his way down from the lantern!

Here's a video by Maria showing you how she created her card:



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, September 18, 2017

Autumn Fun Card by Guest Designer Tracy Freeman



Hey guys September is going by so quickly !

Today I am sharing a Autumn card with you made with the super cute Autumn Newton Stamp Set.

Autumn Cat Card by Guest Designer Tracy Freeman | Autumn Newton Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
I watercolored this piece after stamping him onto some Canson Watercolour Card. I wanted to go for a black kitty with a white face to match one of my own kitties.

I had a lot of fun watercoloring the leafs all the different colours and tones and as I wanted the image to be the main focus I added some basic shading around him.

I die cut the main piece out along with some Gina K card stock and Echo Park patterned paper and then used a scallop border die from Simon Says stamp along the edge of the red card before heat embossing the sentiment.

Autumn Cat Card by Guest Designer Tracy Freeman | Autumn Newton Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

To finish the card off I added some natural twine and adhered all the pieces to an A2 top folding notecard and it was done.

Have you checked out the new release ? All I can say is I am glad it is my birthday month because I want to buy the whole release!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Happy Crafting!
-Tracy

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Note: This is our second post today, to see winners from our new September release week, scroll down or click here.

Today I'm playing along with the FALL 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:
Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Coffee card by Jennifer Jackson using Fall-ing for You and Newton Loves Coffee Stamp Sets  and Falling Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
We have two coffee themed sets that I really love (Newton Loves Coffee and Fall-ing for You)and I couldn't decide which one to use for our post today so I decided to use them both together, along with our NEW Falling Leaves Stencil!  I started out by creating a background with the Falling Leaves Stencil. I love how the leaves change in size from top to bottom and decided to ink over them with fall colors to give an ombr√© effect from red to yellow! 

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Coffee card by Jennifer Jackson using Fall-ing for You and Newton Loves Coffee Stamp Sets  and Falling Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Next, I stamped the big sentiment from the Fall-ing for You Stamp Set stamp set onto vellum and embossed it. Then I stamped the kitty with the coffee mug from the Newton Loves Coffee Stamp Set and cut him out withe the coordinating Newton Loves Coffee Die Set. I decided I needed a second mug so I stamped the mug from the Fall-ing for You Stamp Set and colored it to go next to him. This set doesn't have a coordinating die set but it was pretty simple to fussy cut out the mug. 

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Coffee card by Jennifer Jackson using Fall-ing for You and Newton Loves Coffee Stamp Sets  and Falling Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I put all the pieces together and added a couple little strips of washi tape to help hold down the vellum panel. I really love how this turned out and how great these images look together!  I also had a ton of fun creating it!

Here are the supplies I used:
Fall-ing for You 3x4 stamp set:

 Newton Loves Coffee  4x6 stamp set:
Newton Loves Coffee Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Falling Leaves Stencil


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!


September 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

September Release | Newtons Nook Designs #newtonsnook

September 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 Shades of Autumn stamp set from Amanda's blog: Tonya M

Winner of the Creepy Cameos stamp set from Maria's blog: Angela Walters

Winner of the Spooky Skeletons stamp set from the Newton's Nook Designs's blog: Mary Jane Blahnik


Winner of the Beautiful Bones stamp set from Naki's blog: Dee Earnshaw


Winner of the Newton's Costume Party stamp set from Larissa's blog: Wendy


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 mailing address to claim your prize.

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


Thursday, September 14, 2017

September Reveals - Day 4 - Newton’s Costume Party

September Release | Newtons Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Today is our FINAL reveal day for September and we saved our new Newton set for last! Newton is ready for Halloween in todays reveal of our Newton's Costume Party 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!

Halloween Cards by Jennifer Jackson | Newton’s Costume Party Stamp Set and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


Newton's Costume Party

Newton is ready to get dressed up in this 4x6 stamp set! We can't decide if Newton is most adorable as a shark, bumblebee or lion! Choose from a variety of fun costumes and hats to dress the kitty for Halloween greetings and more. Use the coordinating die set to make layering the outfits easy! 
Newton’s Costume Party Stamp Set and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Here's some info on the Newton’s Costume Party stamp set:

Dress Newton in your favorite costumes with 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.

Halloween Cat in Costumes Card by Amanda Bodine | Newton’s Costume Party Stamp Set and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Amanda created a whole crew of kitties, dressed and ready to trick or treat! How adorable is that!? She also added some black grass along the bottom using our Land Borders Die Set.

Halloween Cat dressed as a Lion | Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Newton’s Costume Party Stamp Set and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Tatiana dressed the kitty in a little lion costume, using masking to create a one layered image! She also added some clouds using our Sky Borders Die Set and some stars in the sky using the Starfield Stencil.

Halloween Cat in Costumes Card by Juliana Michaels | Newton’s Costume Party Stamp Set and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
These cute kitties are all dressed and ready for trick-or-treating on this cute card by Juliana! She also added in some grass using our Land Borders Die Set and dark purple clouds using our Sky Borders Die Set.

Halloween Cat dressed as a bee | Card by Jennifer Timko | Newton’s Costume Party Stamp Set and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Newton is so adorable in his bee costume on this card by Jennifer! It's super cool how she coordinated the black and yellow papers with the bee theme too! 

Halloween Cat in Costumes Card by Samantha Mann | Newton’s Costume Party Stamp Set and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
This card by Samantha is so cute! Those kitties all peeking out of the circle with their costumes on look ready to celebrate Halloween! She also added some fun starry texture to her card using the Starfield Stencil.

Halloween Costumes Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton’s Costume Party and Fetching Friendship Stamp Sets Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Ellen created this adorable Halloween Scene! She dressed Newton as a ghost and then added a pumpkin hat to the dog from our Fetching Friendship Stamp set. She added in some die cut bones from the Fetching Friendship Stamp Set, some trees from the Fox Hollow Stamp Set and hills and grass using our Land Borders Die Set. She also added a starry sky using the  Starfield Stencil.

Cat dressed as a unicorn | Card by Holly Endress | Newton’s Costume Party and Believe in Unicorns stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Holly created this adorable card, dressing Newton as a unicorn and adding in the sentiment from our Believe in Unicorns Stamp Set! What a fun idea! This shows how you could use the costumed kitties for other occasions besides Halloween!

Halloween Costume card by Larissa Heskett | Newton’s Costume Party and Terrific Terriers Stamp Sets and Die Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Although these costumes were designed to fit Newton, they can be added onto many of our other characters too! On this card, Larissa added the ghost onto the Terrier from the Terrific Terriers Stamp Set! How Adorable! 

Halloween Cat in Costumes magnet set by Naki Rager | Newton’s Costume Party Stamp Set and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Can't decide which costume you like best? That's what happened to Naki so she created magnets of all the outfits so you can dress Newton up on your fridge each day in a different outfit! So fun!

Halloween Cat in Costumes Card by Maria Russell | Newton’s Costume Party Stamp Set and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Maria created a spooky Halloween scene using two kitties wearing their halloween hats and one more in the background, dressed as a spooky ghost! She also added in pumpkins from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin Stamp Set. Such a fun spooky scene!


Would you like to win the “Newton's Costume Party" 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 September 14th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 15th.


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