Monday, March 27, 2017

Wish You Were Here Card by March Guest Designer Eloise Blue



Hello everyone! Eloise here and today I'm here with my last post for being a guest designer for Newton's Nook. It's been such a great month, I've loved creating with these stamps and thank you to Newton's Nook for having me this month!

For my card today I'm using the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp once again and doing a fun bubble watercolour background.

Wish You Were Here Card by March Guest Designer Eloise Blue | Newton's Summer Vacation Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

To start off my card today, I stamped out little Newton in the floaty ring, coloured him in with some Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut him out.

For my background, I did the bubble watercolour technique. For this I just used a bowl, some water, dishwashing liquid and then some Dr. PH Martins Hydrus Watercolours. I first mixed the water and dishwashing liquid in the bowl, grabbed a straw, blew some bubbles, added some colour on top of the bubbles using the dropper included with the bottle of watercolours, blew more bubbles using my straw and swiped my watercolour cardstock through and pounced it on top. I repeated this several times to get the intended look. I then dried it off with a heat tool and you get this fun watercolour bubble look.

Wish You Were Here Card by March Guest Designer Eloise Blue | Newton's Summer Vacation Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Once my background was dry and my image was coloured, I adhered the image onto my background with foam tape and then stamped the 'wish you were here' sentiment with black ink directly onto the background. I then adhered the entire panel onto a white card base and the card was complete.

Super simple card for today but I absolutely love this background look, I love this technique!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for Newton's Nook for having me this month! I had a lot of fun playing with your stamps. :)

- Eloise

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Blog Named Hero - 5th Anniversary Celebration

Today I'm hopping along with the 5th Anniversary Celebration for A Blog Named Hero!


If you haven't heard of them yet, A Blog Named Hero is a fun challenge blog where participants use Hero Arts stamps in combo with other companies products to create fun challenge designs! They featured Newton's Nook Stamps last April (see more here).

Today they are celebrating their 5th Anniversary so when they asked us to play along we couldn't resist! Today is the first day of their TWO DAY blog hop! There are going to be FUN prizes on both day too - including one today from us at Newton's Nook Designs! You can head over to the A Blog Named Hero for more details on the prizes and view the whole hop list!

Here's what I created:
A Blog Named Hero - 5th Anniversary Celebration | Cake and Cat card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Loves Cake Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Most of the best celebrations include cake, right? So I thought it would be fitting to get out our Newton Loves Cake stamp set to play along! I created this sweet card using the image of the kitty sneaking a bit of cake! I stamped the image onto watercolor paper with archival jet black ink and colored the image using inktense colored pencils and a water brush. I also stamped the hat and colored it the same way. Then I trimmed out both images using the coordinating Newton Loves Cake Die Set. I added the image to a white panel with some dimensional foam adhesive. I kept the card pretty simple to focus on the cute image, leaving the bottom all white except for a few fun sequins and the "Did someone say cake?" sentiment, also from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set. Then I cut a piece of purple heart paper using using the stitched curve from our Land Borders Die Set and put that across the top with some pink and white bakers twine! 
A Blog Named Hero - 5th Anniversary Celebration | Cake and Cat card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Loves Cake Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Purr-fect for a celebration, don't you think? 

If you are new to us, you might not know that Newton is our real kitty! You can follow us on facebook or instagram to see lots of photos of him! 

If you haven't checked out this set yet, here's an image
of the  Newton Loves Cake stamp set:
Hope you enjoyed this celebratory cake card today! 

The next stop on the hop is  Sindhura

Info on the giveaway from A Blog Named Hero:

A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies! Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day! Giveaway prizes total more than $500! To win, leave a comment on each hop stop. We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning! And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sundayfor the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes! Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Today's prizes include the following: $50 gift card to Hero Arts
$40 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
$35 gift card to Lil' Inker Designs
$25 gift card to Newton's Nook Designs
$25 gift card to Paper Smooches
$25 gift card to Winnie and Walter
$25 gift card to The Ton 
$20 gift card to Right at Home
One Online Card Class of your choice

Good luck and happy hopping!!**

Friday, March 24, 2017

Lucky to Have You Interactive Card by Ellen Haxelmans

This is our second blog post today - if you're looking for our post for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, scroll down or click here
Lucky to Have You Interactive Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton's Happy Mail Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

You'll be surprised at what's inside!

Do you ever decorate the inside of your cards? Today's project by Ellen might inspire you to think about how much fun the inside of cards can be! She started out with an adorable card front featuring the kitty in the mailbox from our  Newton's Happy Mail stamp set! She colored him so sweetly and trimmed out the image using the coordinating Newton's Happy Mail Die Set and then added the image into a pretty distress ink circle.

Then you open the card to find this amazing pop-up scene:

Lucky to Have You Interactive Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton's Rainy Day & more Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
She created an awesome scene using a bunch of different stamp sets! She created hills and grass using our new Land Borders Die Set and a cloudy sky using the new Sky Borders die set! Then she added in the cute kitty holding the umbrella for his ducky friend from the new Newton's Rainy Day Stamp set. She also added in some trees from the Fox Hollow Stamp set and the fun little red bus in the back is from the Newton Dreams of London Stamp set. Then she finished it off with the "Lucky to have you" sentiment over the grass from the Newton's Pot of Gold stamp set! Wow! What a fun way to combine a ton of stamp sets to create a unique scene! It would be so fun to get this in the mail and open it up!

If you love this card you can visit Ellen over at her blog Crafty Ellen to see more of her lovely creations!


Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!




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

There 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:

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Cat and Coffee Card by Jennifer Jackson using Newton Loves Coffee Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Of course I HAD to use our Newton Loves Coffee stamp set since it features two of our favorite things: Newton & coffee.  I chose to use the image of the kitty hugging a to-go mug from this set.  I colored the image with copics making the kitty orange (like our Newton) and gave the mug a fun teal wrap. Then I trimmed out the image with our coordinating Newton Loves Coffee die set! I added it to a circle cut from kraft colored paper. 

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Cat and Coffee Card by Jennifer Jackson using Newton Loves Coffee Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
To make the card base, I started with Kraft colored cardstock and then layered a piece of dark brown cardstock and stamped the little coffee mugs and beans, also from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set randomly over it using ground espresso distress ink (quite a fitting color name, right?). Then I assembled it together, adding a strip of teal paper to match the mug and the "we make the purr-fect blend" sentiment". Then I finished off the card with some twine in a bow. I think it has a nice coffee shop feel!


If you haven't checked out this set yet, here's an image
of the  Newton Loves Coffee stamp set:

If you are new to us, you might not know that Newton is our real kitty! You can follow us on facebook or instagram to see lots of photos of him! By the way - Newton really DOES LOVE COFFEE! I can't leave it unguarded or he will come stick his paw into the mug and then lick it! Silly kitty!

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!


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pineapple Thank You Card by Samantha Mann

Pineapple Thank You Card by Samantha Mann | Pineapple Delight Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Pineapple Thank You!

Today we have this bright and cheerful pineapple card by Samantha! She used that adorable pineapple from our Pineapple Delight stamp set and inked it up with distress inks! She also used the coordinating Pineapple Delight Die Set to trim it out! She added it to her card with a fun blue distress ink background and layered the "thank you," also from the Pineapple Delight stamp set, embossed on black cardstock and trimmed out using the little banner from the Garden Window Die Set. The black and white polka dot washi tape she added up the side gives this card the perfect finishing detail! 

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Easter Basket Card by Juliana Michaels


Easter Basket Card by Juliana Michaels | Beautiful Spring Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Easter Basket filled with Eggs! 

Get ready for some Easter cuteness today by Juliana! She used the fun new swirly eggs images from our Beautiful Spring stamp set, stamping them with Versamark on different colored papers and embossing them with clear embossing powder! So pretty! Then she trimmed them all out with the coordinating Beautiful Spring Die Set and added them to her basket, made with woven strips of paper! What a fun idea! To add some more fun, she added in bits of grass between the eggs, trimmed out using our new Land Borders Die Set! Then to finish it off she added the "Happy Easter" sentiment from the Beautiful Spring stamp set, tied on with some kraft colored twine! So cute!

To see more details on her project today you can visit Juliana over at her blog, 17 Turtles!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Rain or Shine Shaker Card by Maria Russell

Rain or Shine Shaker Card by Maria Russell | Newton's Rainy Day Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Rain or Shine Shaker Card!

Today we are sharing a sweet spring shaker card by Maria! She created a sweet shaker card  using our NEW Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and coordinating Newton's Rainy Day die set! She also added on an adorable bow to that umbrella using the bow from our Pines & Holly Die Set!

Maria created a card similar to this one last week for our new release blog hop and her fans liked it so much they asked her to do a video to show how it's done! So, of course, she has a lovely video over on her blog and YouTube Channel today featuring her process for this card and a quick review of our entire March release! Make sure you to head over there and check it out!

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, March 20, 2017

Relax Card by March Guest Designer Eloise Blue



Hello everyone, Eloise here again and today is my third post for Newtons Nook. Today I'm using the Newton's Summer Vacation to create a simple beach scened card.

Relax Beach Kitty Card by March Guest Designer Eloise Blue | Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookTo start off my card today, I first stamped and coloured Newton laying on the beach with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and using my Copic Markers. I then trimmed him out with my scissors and put him to one side. I then pulled two pieces of watercolour cardstock, and cut one piece towards the bottom with my scissors, creating a wavy border, and then that piece in half again using my scissors, to create another wavy border.

Once my borders and background were ready, I then pulled some Distress Inks out, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed and coloured each of the pieces using an ink blender. I used Tumbled Glass for the main sky piece. Then used Mustard Seed for the bottom wavy cut piece for sand, and then the left over piece for the water above the sand. Once everything was coloured, I dried the pieces quickly with a heat tool.
Relax Beach Kitty Card by March Guest Designer Eloise Blue | Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Now that my pieces were ready to go I could assemble my card. I first pulled a white card base and adhered down my background sky piece flat to the base. I layered up my other pieces - the water and sand and lined them up. Then before adhering them down I used the 'relax' sentiment from the same Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set and stamped that directly onto the background using some black ink. I then used foam adhesive and adhered the water and sand pieces down onto the bottom of my sky piece. Once my background was adhered I went ahead and also adhered my image down using foam tape also.

For a last finishing touch, I die cut some clouds out of white cardstock and also adhered those down to the background with some foam tape. I felt like the background needed a little something extra.

I hope you enjoyed my card today, I love this set it's so super cute and easy to make quick and easy scenes with it. I'll be back next week with my last card for the March Guest Designer. Thanks so much for stopping by!

- Eloise

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Friday, March 17, 2017

March 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



March 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 Winston Takes Flight stamp set from the Samantha's blog

Winner of the Loveable Laundry stamp set from Ellen's blog








Winner of the Cottage Garden stamp set from Larissa's blog









Winner of the Newton's Rainy Day 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, March 16, 2017

March Reveals - Day 4 - Newton's Rainy Day

Today is our last reveal day for our March Release! Today we have a new Newton feature, Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and coordinating die! 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 and Umbrella Card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Newton's Rainy Day

When it's going to rain, make sure to pack your umbrella! This sweet 3 x 4 stamp set features Newton sharing his umbrella with a cute little duck! Color this adorable image and use it with the included sentiments to make encouraging cards for friends! This sweet image will brighten anyone's rainy day!

Cat with Umbrella and Duck | Newton's Rainy Day stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Here's some info on the Newton's Rainy Day stamp set:


Have a splash with these adorable cards by our Design Team!

Check out all the awesome projects below from our Design Team! 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.

Cat and Umbrella Card by Juliana Michaels | Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
This cheerful card is by Juliana ! Those bright colors are sure to cheer up anyone on a rainy day!

Cat and Umbrella Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Tatiana created this lovely blue and yellow card Watercolored card! She used the new Sky Borders Die Set (Revealed on Monday's Post) to cut out waves from the scallop border! So cute! 

Cat and Umbrella Shaker Card by Maria Russell | Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Maria created this charming shaker card! I love how she added the image on top of the clear window and filled the background with beads and rainclouds! So pretty!

Frog in Tropical Scene Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Larissa used the little frog as the focus of her card! She added him to a summer scene using our Paradise Palms stamp set and the lily pad from the Hoppy Days stamp set. She also used the new Sky Borders Die set (Revealed on Monday's Post) to cut out the waves from the scallop border! 

Cat and Umbrella Card by Naki Rager | Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
This dreamy rainy day card is by Naki! She created a fun background using the words and then did some soft, no-line coloring on the image of the kitty and duck under the umbrella! How sweet!

Cat and Umbrella Card by Ellen Haxelmans| Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Ellen created an a delightful scene on her card! She nestled the kitty and umbrella image underneath some clouds created with the new Sky Borders Die Set (Revealed on Monday's Post). and used the Land Borders Die Set to create a hill and grass too. The frog is so cute peeking from behind the grass!

Cat and Umbrella Card by Amanda Bodine | Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
The bright red and white umbrella on this card by Amanda is perfect for brightening up a rainy day! Isn't it cute how she added a frog on the top of the umbrella too!?

Frog and Duck Rainy Day Card by Samantha Mann | Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Samantha used the sweet frog and duck to create this adorable card. She fussy cut them out and then added them in front of a heart cut out with the Darling Hearts Die Set. The distress ink gives the perfect rainy day feeling too!

Cat and Umbrella Card by Jennifer Timko | Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Jennifer created this sweet rainy day card! She colored the image in soft colors and added raindrops falling out of a cloud that she created using the new Sky Borders Die Set (Revealed on Monday's Post).

Cat and Umbrella Card by Holly Endress | Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
This cheery card by Holly is sure to brighten your day! She did some paper piercing on the umbrella to add adorable stripes to it that go perfectly with the background papers! So cute and colorful! 

Would you like to win the “Newton's Rainy Day” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th


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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March Reveals - Day 3 - Cottage Garden

Today is our third reveal day for our March Release! We are back today featuring a the fun new bold Cottage Garden stamp set and coordinating die! 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!
Spring Floral Cards by Jennifer Jackson | Cottage Garden stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Cottage Garden

Create beautiful floral cards with this stunning 4 x 6 stamp set! This set is filled with lovely bold images inspired by Scandinavian folk art. Featuring bold blooms, birds and animal friends that are perfect for spring and more! These bold images create beautiful cards quickly. Just pick your favorite ink colors and stamp away! 

Folk Art Garden | Cottage Garden stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Here's some info on the Cottage Garden stamp set:
  • 4 x 6 photopolymer stamp set 
  • Includes 15 stamps: 12 images and 3 sentiments
  • Coordinating Cottage Garden purr-fect die set (sold separately) include 12 dies 
  • Available for purchase in our online shop starting Friday, March 17th


Let's see some incredible spring cards by our Design Team!

Check out all the awesome projects below from our Design Team! 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.

Folk Art Owl Card by Amanda Bodine | Cottage Garden stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
This lovely card by Amanda has such a fun layout! She created a this super cool pattern using the owls and flowers from this set in fun bright colors! 

Hello Friend Folk Art Bird Card by Jennifer Timko | Cottage Garden stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
This simple and elegant design by Jennifer uses the image of the folk art birds in stamped in navy to create a lovely one color card! She also used our new Sky Borders Die Set (revealed on Monday's post) to create the scalloped edge! 

Folk Art Spring Cards by Juliana Michaels | Cottage Garden stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Juliana stamped and embossed several of the images in white and then layered distress ink over the top! What a fun way to create quick and lovely cards! 

Spring Floral Thank You Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Cottage Garden stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Tatiana created this lovely card! The flowers bursting around the tag are so pretty and the color combo is so perfect for spring! She also used the tag from our Tags Times Two Die Set.

Folk Art Fox Card by Samantha Mann | Cottage Garden stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Samantha created this gorgeous scene! She stamped the fox and leaves using simple black and layered them in front of the lovely distress ink circle that looks like an amazing sunset! So pretty! 

Folk Art Bird Card by Naki Rager | Cottage Garden stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Naki created this fun card using colored embossing powders on the images and a fun kraft cardstock base! It's so fun how she curved the long flower stamp around the top and bottom of the bird image!  

Thinking of you Ombre Bird Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Cottage Garden stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
This gorgeous card by Ellen uses several of the images stamped in black to create a pattern and then a fun pink ombré distress ink background! What a fun way to create an elegant greeting! 

Thinking of you Ombre Bird Card by Holly Endress | Cottage Garden stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
This sweet and simple card by Holly shows how you can create a lovely card using just one image and some pretty ombré ink! The bold images in this set are perfect for this effect. 

Pastel Spring Bird Card by Maria Russell | Cottage Garden stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Maria created this sweet card using soft pastels and the fun bird image as a focal point. She added a birdcage behind them and the branches and bow from the Pines & Holly Die Set on the top! 

Folk Art Spring Bird Card by Larissa Heskett | Cottage Garden stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Larissa also stamped her images in black but then added fun color around all the edges! What a fun technique to create a gorgeous card!

Would you like to win the “Cottage Garden” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th


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