Sunday, September 30, 2018

Guest Post: Emily Leiphart and Kayln Kepner with the Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set!



Hi, everyone! It's Emily Leiphart and Kalyn Kepner here with our new video series, Two Many Cards! We're delighted to be creating with Newton's Nook for the 11th installment of our series,  featuring the fabulous Cup of Cocoa stamp set and coordinating dies, together with the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set.




Emily's video is up first:



And now Kalyn's video:



Be sure to stop by our blogs for more photos and a full supply list:

Guest Post: Emily Leiphart and Kayln Kepner with the Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set! Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set and Fancy Edges Tag Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Guest Post: Emily Leiphart and Kayln Kepner with the Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set! Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set and Fancy Edges Tag Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Newton's Nook Designs is giving away TWO $25 store credits and one lucky winner will be chosen from EACH of our videos, so be sure to stop by and leave a comment for your chance to win! You must be a subscriber to both our channels. Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on October 7, 2018. The winner will be announced on both our blogs and YouTube channels on October 9, 2018. Be sure to check back then. 


While comments left on our blogs are greatly appreciated, only the comments left on our YouTube videos will be included for the random drawing.

Thanks so much for watching!
 - Emily Leiphart and Kalyn Kepner 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

2018 National Coffee Day Blog Hop


Today we are excited to be a super sponsor for the National Coffee Day Blog hop
To see the complete hop list of super sponsors head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for the whole list of stops! Many of the sponsors are giving away prizes too!

PLUS - We're doing a mini blog hop today too with our Design Team! Scroll down to see the hop list at the end of this post and leave comments on their blogs for a chance to win a prize!

Here's what I created:

2018 National Coffee Day Blog Hop | Coffee Card by Jennifer Jackson using Coffee & Wine Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For my first card I used our Coffee & Wine Stamp Set to create this fun watercolor card. I splashed some purple and brown distress inks on a watercolor panel to represent coffee and wine splatters. Then I stamped the big sentiment in black and added the little mug and wine bottle at the bottom. I used a paint brush and some distress inks to color in the images. Then I used the fishtail border from our Fancy Edges Tag Die to cut the bottom. 
2018 National Coffee Day Blog Hop | Coffee Card by Jennifer Jackson using Coffee & Wine Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For the background I stamped all the small images from the set onto a piece of kraft cardstock in a random pattern with brown ink to create a nice tonal background. I added a little strip of washi tape up the side and mounted the whole thing on a dark brown card base. 
2018 National Coffee Day Blog Hop | Sloth and Coffee Card by Jennifer Jackson using Slothy Coffee Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For my second card I used that cute sloth from our Slothy Coffee Stamp Set. I stamped and colored him with copics and cut him out using the coordinating Slothy Coffee Die Set. Then I decided he needed more coffee so I pulled out our Newton Loves Coffee Stamp Set and stamped a few coffee mugs from that set. I colored those with copics too and cut them out using the coordinating Newton Loves Coffee Die Set. 
2018 National Coffee Day Blog Hop | Sloth and Coffee Card by Jennifer Jackson using Slothy Coffee Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Then I assembled my card, adding the sentiment from the Slothy Coffee Stamp Set, embossed in white on brown circle. I added a teal scalloped border using our Sky Borders Die Set. I also added some coffee beans in the background panel from our Newton Loves Coffee Stamp Set. A bit of twine gives it a finishing touch! 

I hope you enjoyed these two fun coffee cards today! 

If you haven't checked out these designs yet, here's an image
of the Slothy Coffee Stamp Set and Die Set (left) and  Coffee & Wine Stamp Set (right):
You can find ALL of our designs that have coffee in them here: Coffee Sets

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 would be a big fan of this blog hop since he 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! Remember, you can find more super sponsor links over at the Coffee Lover's Blog.


National Coffee Day Blog Hop with Newton's Nook Designs!

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs online shop?
We will choose one lucky winner from our Hop!


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 Sunday, September 30th at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on an NND blog post on Tuesday, October 2nd so please check back to see if you've won!



Friday, September 28, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving Camper Card by Amanda Bodine

Happy Thanksgiving Camper Card by Amanda Bodine | Cozy Campers and Newton's Thanksgiving Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thanksgiving Camper Card! 

Today we are sharing a gorgeous thanksgiving camper card by Amanda! She used the adorable camper from our Cozy Campers Stamp Set and colored the camper with copics using yummy Fall colors and a pop of teal! Then she cut it out using the coordinating Cozy Campers Die Set. She surrounded the camper with cut pumpkins from our Newton's Thanksgiving Stamp Set, also using the Newton's Thanksgiving Die Set to cut them out. For her scene she used our Land Borders Die Set to create a hill and added some clouds using our Cloudy Sky Stencil. She added the thanksgiving sentiment from the Newton's Thanksgiving Stamp Set onto the sky. This scene is so cozy and inviting! I love how this camper can be used for all year long!

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


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Personalized Birthday Card by Tatiana Trafimovich

Personalized Birthday Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Balloon Shaker Die Set, Fabulous Frenchies Stamp Set and Essential Alphabet die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Birthday Balloons!!

Today we are sharing a fun way to create a personalized birthday card by Tatiana! She started out by creating a whole bunch of colorful balloons in the background. She creatively used the top part of the die that goes with the balloon from our Fabulous Frenchies Die Set to create a quick stencil and then inked the colorful balloons using distress inks. Then she carefully used just the balloon string from the balloon stamp from our Fabulous Frenchies Stamp Set to stamp on the strings! So creative!

Personalized Birthday Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Balloon Shaker Die Set, Fabulous Frenchies Stamp Set and Essential Alphabet die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Then, for the big balloon in the center of the card she used the balloon die cut from our Balloon Shaker Die Set, inking it up with distress inks. She added the number 18 from the Essential Alphabet Die Set. She added the "it's your birthday" sentiment embossed on a piece of black cardstock using our Newton’s Birthday Bash Stamp Set. She also used the birthday hat from this set, placing it over the 8. The bow tie is from the Papa Bear Stamp Set and the star die cuts were cut out using the stars from the Cosmic Newton Die Set.

You could easily make this card for any age, just by changing the number! So creative!

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


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tea-Rex Card by Nakaba Rager

Tea-Rex Birthday Party Card by Nakaba Rager | Tea Rex Stamp Set and Sunscape and Confetti Stencils by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

ParTEA Rex! 

This adorable card by Naki today will make you laugh!  She used our cute new dino holding tea from our Tea-Rex Stamp Set for the image. She colored him and cut him out with the coordinating Tea-Rex Die Set. Then she made a hilarious sentiment by paring the "TEA-REX" words from this set along with the "Par" from the word party from our Naughty Newton Stamp Set  to make a "ParTEA-Rex! So funny!

For her card background she used our Sunscape Stencil to create the grey rays and added some birthday confetti with embossing paste and our Confetti Stencil. She also added a party hat onto the dino using a hat die cut from our Balloon Shaker Die Set!

This card is so unique and fun for a birthday party! Thank you for the smiles today, Naki! If you like this project you can see more of Naki's work  you over on her blog, Notes from Naki. Stop by and say hello!


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Love No Bunny Butt You Card by Holly Endress

Love No Bunny But You Card by Holly Endress | Bunny Hop Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Love no Bunny Butt You!!  

Today we are shaking things up with a fun Spring card by Holly She used our Bunny Hop Stamp Set to create this card, stamping the bunny in the flower pot and eggs and coloring them with copic markers. She added little white accents with a gel pen and then fussy cut out the images. For her card base she used tape to section off a rectangle before adding the distress inks for the fun watercolored background strip. Then she added a Black line once the tape was removed. What a fun technique!

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


Monday, September 24, 2018

A Set of Stamped Background Cards by September Guest Designer Sindhu Prajay




Hello everyone! Sindhu here. Today happens to be my last GD post for Newton's Nook Designs. I'm so grateful for this opportunity and wish to thank Jen and Samantha again for inviting me over. :) My post for today is all about stamped backgrounds. I enjoy creating my own patterns by stamping backdrops for my focal images. Here is my first card...


Stamped Background Card by September Guest Designer Sindhu Prajay | Newton's Summer Treats and Summer Scoops Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I used Newton's Summer Treats and Summer Scoops stamp sets. I stamped images from the Summer Scoops set on a piece of Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock in light grey ink and coloured the images with a grey copic marker. I used W0 since I didn't want the background to dominate my focal image. I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out a rectangular panel. Then, I coloured the image, fussy cut it and adhered it on the panel and then stuck it on the card base.


Stamped Background Card by September Guest Designer Sindhu Prajay | Newton's Summer Treats and Summer Scoops Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For the next card, I stamped small images from the Newton's Birthday Bash Stamp Set in the background with coloured inks. Then filled a few of those images with colour.


Stamped Background Card by September Guest Designer Sindhu Prajay | Newton's Birthday Bash and Newton Loves Boxes Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Since the background has so much colour, I decided to tone it down a bit by layering vellum behind my focal image which is from the Newton Loves Boxes Stamp Set. I added sentiment on a pice of white cardstock layered on red cardstock. I assembled the card on the card base.


Stamped Background Card by September Guest Designer Sindhu Prajay | Newton's Birthday Bash and Newton Loves Boxes Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For the last card, instead of stamping images in the background, I stamped text. Text backgrounds are so much fun. I used only a single stamp called 'Classy Teachers'. I didn't use any ruler or stamping tool for help but if you want a perfect background, one of them is recommended.


Stamped Background Card by September Guest Designer Sindhu Prajay | Classy Teachers Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Here is a close up..


Stamped Background Card by September Guest Designer Sindhu Prajay | Classy Teachers Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out a rectangular panel. Then, I coloured the image, fussy cut it and adhered it on the panel and then stuck the panel on the card base. Here is picture of the three cards together..


Stamped Background Cards by September Guest Designer Sindhu Prajay | Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I also wanted to share a picture of all the cards I made for posts this month. :)


Guest Designer Cards by September Guest Designer Sindhu Prajay | Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I thoroughly enjoyed playing with the adorable stamp. I hope you like the cards too. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my posts throughout this month! 
Hugs.. Sindhu.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

STAMPtember Exclusive: Hello Beautiful Stamp Set



Today we are featured on the Simon Says Stamp site with an EXCLUSIVE stamp set that we designed for the 2018 STAMPtember celebration! How cool is that? I know many of you LOVE shopping over at Simon Says Stamp so make sure you head over there today and check out our exclusive Hello Beautiful Stamp Set and coordinating die set. These items are only available through Simon Says Stamp while supplies last!
STAMPtember Exclusive: Hello Beautiful Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
This stamp set is called Hello Beautiful and you can find it and the coordinating die ONLY at Simon Says Stamp!

And, of course, I had to play with the set to show you what you can create with it! 

Hello Card with Kitty by Jennifer Jackson | STAMPtember Exclusive: Hello Beautiful Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For my first card I created this fun little hello card with the kitty holding the sign from this set. I colored the kitty with copic markers and added the "hello" and "there" to his sign. Then I cut him out with a circle die and added two more circles in blue and yellow, stamping the "hello" on those as well to make a fun pattern! 
Hello Card with Kitty by Jennifer Jackson | STAMPtember Exclusive: Hello Beautiful Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For the card background I cut out a piece of kraft cardstock to create a postage edged panel using our Framework Die Set, I assembled all the pieces, adding in some twine and a few nuvo drops for a pop of color.
Happy Dogs Card by Jennifer Jackson | STAMPtember Exclusive: Hello Beautiful Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Then I created a second card using the cute puppies holding a banner. I stamped them onto a stitched rectangle panel of watercolor paper that I cut out using our Frames & Flags Die Set. I added the "happy" on one side and "together" on the other. 

Happy Dogs Card by Jennifer Jackson | STAMPtember Exclusive: Hello Beautiful Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I colored them using Zig clean color brush markers. I added this panel to a kraft background and also added a bit of scalloped green paper up the side using our Sky Borders Die Set. I thought it needed a little more interest so I cut out a banner using our Frames & Flags Die Set and embossed a little white heart on it. 

I hope you liked my projects today and using this new exclusive set. 
Remember, you can only get this design at Simon Says Stamp while supplies last! 

The whole Newton's Nook Designs Team was also able to play along with this new set!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Interactive Cards by Ellen Haxelmans

Today we have two fun interactive cards to share by Ellen! Each month she is sharing an interactive project to inspire you! 

Today is she's sharing a pop-up box card and a fun shaker card
First up is the box card: 
Interactive box card by Ellen Haxelmans | Harvest Tails Stamp Set, Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set, Border Dies and more by Newton's Nook Designs
Ellen created an underwater scene on the bottom of the box card. She used those cute little fish from our Narly Mermaids Stamp Set. She trimmed them out using the Narly Mermaids Die Set. She also added in that little seashell from our Manatee-rific Stamp Set. She used our Land Borders Die Set for the curvy sand and grass and our Sea Borders Die Set for the waves.
Interactive box card by Ellen Haxelmans | Harvest Tails Stamp Set, Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set, Border Dies and more by Newton's Nook Designs
On the top she added another little scene featuring that cute squirrel and some acorns from our Harvest Tails Stamp Set. She also layered in some cattails and a dragonfly from our Winston's Lake House Stamp Set. For the sentiment she chose "you make a nicer place" from our Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set
Interactive box card by Ellen Haxelmans | Harvest Tails Stamp Set, Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set, Border Dies and more by Newton's Nook Designs
On the side of the box she also included the "many thanks" sentiment from our  Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set. What an adorable little scene! 

If you'd like to see how to create a box card like this, you can check out a previous post by Danielle where she shares the instructions here: Birthday 3D Box Card


Next is a fun Halloween Shaker Card:
Halloween Shaker card by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton's Boo-tiful Night Stamp Set and Halloween Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs
Ellen created another adorable project to share today. This one is a cloud shaped shaker card! She used the cute kitty on a broomstick from our Newton’s Boo-tiful Night Stamp Set. She colored the image with copic markers and then cut it out using the new coordinating Newton's Boo-tiful Night Die Set. She added this kitty, along with some bats and a moon onto the corner of her cloud. 

Inside the shaker shape she also added the "trick or treat" die cut. This die cut is a bonus die that's included in our Halloween Trio Die Set.  

Here is a close-up so you can all her lovely coloring:
Halloween Shaker card by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton's Boo-tiful Night Stamp Set and Halloween Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs
    This card would be adorable on it's own, or added onto a fun halloween gift!

    If you love this project by Ellen you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen to see more of her beautiful creations!


    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Here's to You Card by Samantha Mann

    Here's to You Card by Samantha Mann | Cocktail Mixer Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

    Here's to You!

    Today we are sharing rainbow of amazing cocktails on this card by Samantha! She used our Cocktail Mixer Stamp Set to stamp all those fun drinks and then colored using lovely bright colors! She then cut them all out using the coordinating Cocktail Mixer Die Set. For her card base she used a neutral gray which is perfect for those bright colors to pop off from! She also added a bit of textures with some white embossing paste. For the sentiment she chose "here's to you" from the Cocktail Mixer Stamp Set  ad embossed it in white on a black banner that was cut out using our Frames & Flags Die Set.

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

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Happy Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels

    Happy Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels | Newton's Perfect Pumpkin Stamp Set & Flying Bats Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

    Happy Halloween! 

    Halloween will be here so soon! Today we are sharing a card by Juliana that is cute instead of scary! She created this using our adorable kitty and pumpkins from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin Stamp Set. She colored the kitty hugging the pumpkin with copics and added another pumpkin on each side for a cute scene. This set has a variety of jack-o-lantern faces too, which she added to each pumpkin. Then she added the cute spider and web in the corner for an extra bit of fun! She added the "happy Halloween" sentiment from the Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set. For her background she used our Flying Bats Stencil with black and purple ink to create a fun bat pattern! What a fun way to send an adorable Halloween greeting!

    To see more details on her project and say hello to Juliana today, visit her blog,  17 Turtles!


    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Thanksgiving Card by Maria Russell

    Thanksgiving Card by Maria Russell | Newton's Thanksgiving Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Today we are a gorgeous thanksgiving card by Maria! She used that cute image of the kitty and pie from our adorable new Newton's Thanksgiving Stamp Set. She colored the kitty with copics, adding on some fun little tiger stripes. She also colored some cute little pumpkins from the set too. She cut her images out using the coordinating Newton's Thanksgiving Die Set. Then she created a fun fall card for them using distress inks to create a lovely ombr√© background. She also added a plaid tree behind the kitty (using a die from another brand) for fun fall look!
    Thanksgiving Card by Maria Russell | Newton's Thanksgiving Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
    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!