Friday, September 25, 2020

Missing You Card by Ellen Haxelmans

Missing You Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Easter Lily Stamp Set, Heartfelt Essentials Stamp Set, Banner Trio Die Set and Tree Rings Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Missing You...

Today Ellen has created a gorgeous fall card using a spring floral stamp! The wonderful thing about our Easter Lily Stamp Set, is that you can use it way beyond spring, just by changing the colors of the blooms. For this card Ellen colored the flowers in autumn shades of yellow and orange. She used the coordinating Easter Lily Die Set to cut the image out to layer onto her card.

Missing You Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Easter Lily Stamp Set, Heartfelt Essentials Stamp Set, Banner Trio Die Set and Tree Rings Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For the card base she created a fun background pattern by using our Tree Rings Stencil and Banner Trio Die Set (see details below). She layered this over a scallop edged panel that was cut out with our Frames & Flags Die Set. The finishing touch is the sentiment "missing you" from our Heartfelt Essentials Stamp Set, added onto a lime green banner, also cut out using our Banner Trio Die Set

Tips on creating this card

Below we have some tips from Ellen on how this card was created:

Missing You Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Easter Lily Stamp Set, Heartfelt Essentials Stamp Set, Banner Trio Die Set and Tree Rings Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
  1. (left photo) First I die cut out 5 banners using the Banner Trio Die Set and placed them evenly on purple tape. Next I blended brown distress ink on top. After that I placed the Tree Rings Stencil over the banners and blended the same colors through the stencil.
  2. (center photo) It's easy to stretch flower stamps by using season themed colors. I colored the lily from the Easter Lily Stamp Set with Zig markers. Orange lilies are perfect for a fall card!
  3. (right photo) As last step the text from the Heartfelt Essentials Stamp Set was white heat embossed on a banner from Banner Trio Die Set
We hope you enjoyed this fun project today and tips from Ellen! To see more unique creations by Ellen, you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen!


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Life's a Picnic With You Card by Samantha Mann

Life's a Picnic With You Card by Samantha Mann | Woodland Picnic Stamp Set, Forest Scene Builder and Border Dies by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Life's a Picnic!

Life may not be a picnic lately but I'm sure you know someone who makes your life easier! Today Samantha shares a card that would be perfect for letting someone know that they make your life better!She started out by coloring some of the cute critters from our Woodland Picnic Stamp Set. She colored them with beautiful neutral tones adding little pops of color and pink cheeks. She also added some interest by adding accents with a white gel pen. The critters were cut out using the coordinating Woodland Picnic Die Set.

Then she set the scene for these adorable critters using several die sets. She created a blue sky with distress inks and then layered grass over the top using our Land Borders Die Set. Birch trees were added to the background, cut out with our Forest Scene Builders Die Set. Then she used our Sky Borders Die Set to create a canopy of leaves above the trees! Such a fun effect! She also added a dimension to all the die cut pieces with distress inks! So pretty! 

To say hello to Sam and see more of her amazing creations you can visit Sam over on her blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!



Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A Slimline Card for Book Lovers by Amanda Wilcox

A Slimline Card for Book Lovers by Amanda Wilcox | Sips & Stories Stamp Set, Slimline Die Sets and Mugs Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

A Slimline Card for Book Lovers!

Today Amanda has created another beautiful tall slimline card, perfect for a book lover! She used the frame with three windows from our Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set to feature the three lovely ladies reading books from our Sips & Stories Stamp Set. The images were cut out using the coordinating Sips & Stores Die Set and layered onto the tall slim card!
A Slimline Card for Book Lovers by Amanda Wilcox | Sips & Stories Stamp Set, Slimline Die Sets and Mugs Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Behind these adorable girls she added a scallop edged panel that was cut out using our Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set. She also added a fun coffee mug pattern onto the panel using our Mugs Stencil. In  the center window she added the sentiment, embossed in white onto a banner from our Frames & Flags Die Set.
A Slimline Card for Book Lovers by Amanda Wilcox | Sips & Stories Stamp Set, Slimline Die Sets and Mugs Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
The bits of sparkle and glossy effects on the images really add a special touch. Plus, check out the dot details on that kitty! So cute!
A Slimline Card for Book Lovers by Amanda Wilcox | Sips & Stories Stamp Set, Slimline Die Sets and Mugs Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
We hope you enjoyed this fun book themed card by Amanda today! To say hello to her and see more of her awesome creations you can visit Amanda over on her blog, Twiddler's Nook!



Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Fall-ing For You Card by Maria Russell

Fall-ing For You Card by Maria Russell | Shades of Autumn and Fall-ing for You Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Fall-ing for Autumn!

Autumn is in the air and today we have a beautiful fall card to share by Maria that is sure to inspire your fall creativity!

For her card today, Maria created a gorgeous one layer card featuring the beautiful bold leaves from our Shades of Autumn Stamp Set. She stamped the leaves around the edge of her card using shades of yellow, pink and green. These lovely bold images have a wonderful watercolor texture to them and work great with colored inks! Pink ink was added around the card to create a soft frame. In the center,  the big sentiment is from our Fall-ing for You Stamp Set.  The finishing touches include ink splatters and gold embellishments! So gorgeous!

Fall-ing For You Card by Maria Russell | Shades of Autumn and Fall-ing for You Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

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


Monday, September 21, 2020

Floral Lace Card by September Guest Designer Kavya



Floral Lace Card by September Guest Designer Handmade by Kavya | Floral Lace Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Hi All,

I am excited to be back with another technique using some amazing Newton's Nook products! Let's change things up a bit and play with stencils this time, shall we? Stencils are super fun and can be used to create dramatic cards in a few simple steps. Here is how I created mine:

  • I decided to use some Kraft cardstock instead of my usual white for this card. I attached the card to the Floral Lace Stencil using washi tape.
  • I first ink blended using white hybrid ink. I then moved the stencil a bit and then ink blended using 4 colors to create a rainbow. I used pink, yellow, lime green, and teal hybrid inks. Adding a white layer first creates a dramatic shadow and really makes the color pop when you are using a colored cardstock! 
  • To add some extra glimmer, keeping the stencil in place from the last step, I used Tim Holtz's Nebula stickles glitter gel. I didn't like the stars so I manually removed them later on using a picking tool. 
  • I then used some outline letter dies for my sentiment. As I really liked the ink blended panel and didn't want to cover much of it, I used vellum for the center of the alphabets so that you can still see some of the rainbow gorgeousness. 
  • I then attached the panel to a larger panel using some foam. 
  • And that's about it!

Floral Lace Card by September Guest Designer Handmade by Kavya | Floral Lace Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I hope you liked this quick stencil card using this amazing Newton's Nook stencil. I can't believe next week is my last week already! I had so much fun sharing some cool ways to use NN's products! 

Thanks for reading, 
Kavya

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Today we are featured on the Simon Says Stamp with an EXCLUSIVE stamp set that we designed for the 2020 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 Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set. This design is only available through Simon Says Stampwhile supplies last!


Here are some awesome cards created by our team
using the Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set:


STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Amanda. Additional products used: Raindrops Stencil, Frames & Flags Die Set

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Ellen. Additional products used: Plaid Stencil Set, Argyle Stencil Set, Frames & Flags Die Set

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Tatiana. Additional products used: Cloudy Sky Stencil

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Andrea. Additional products used: Pawprints Stencil, Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set, Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Samantha. Additional products used: Pawprints Stencil, Sunscape Stencil


STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Zsofia. Additional products used: Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set, Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set

STAMPtember Exclusive: Pocket Full of Happy Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Created by Tina. Additional products used: Speech Bubbles Die Set

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

Friday, September 18, 2020

Feline Batty Card by Amy Tsuruta

Feline Batty Card by Amy Tsuruta | Batty Newton Stamp Set, Spooky Roundabout Stamp Set and Spiderweb Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook


Feline Batty!

Today we are getting in the mood for Halloween with this card by Amy! She combined several of our newest Halloween products to create this adorable card!

The sweet kitty in the bat costume from our Batty Newton Stamp Set takes center stage. She colored the image in neutral tones with fun purple bat wings! This image was cut out using the coordinating Batty Newton Die Set to layer onto her card. Behind the batty kitty, she used the big circle of Halloween creatures from our Spooky Roundabout Stamp Set. She colored this image using a palette of soft Halloween colors and a minty green background! So lovely! The image and the scalloped circle frame were cut out using the  Circle Frames Die Set

For a final, spooky finishing touch, she added a soft spiderweb to the background using our Spiderweb Stencil and the sentiment "feline batty" onto the ticket shape from our Framework Die Set. All these elements combine perfectly for a fun and spooky Halloween creation! 

Feline Batty Card by Amy Tsuruta | Batty Newton Stamp Set, Spooky Roundabout Stamp Set and Spiderweb Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

What Halloween sets will you mix and match together? Find all of our cute and spooky products in our Halloween Category here!  

To say hello to Amy and see more of her amazing creations you can visit her blog, Tsuruta Designs!


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Grateful Fall Roundabout Card by Zsofia Molnar

Grateful Fall Roundabout Card by Zsofia Molnar | Fall Roundabout Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Hardwood Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs

Grateful Fall Card

Today we are sharing a lovely fall card by Zsofia, perfect for the changing of season. This card features the big round image of flowers from our Fall Roundabout Stamp Set.  The image was colored with copic markers in a gorgeous fall color palette. The purple scalloped circle behind the image was cut out using the Circle Frames Die Set. For the sentiment, she chose the "Grateful for you" sentiment, also from the Fall Roundabout Stamp Set, and embossed it using metallic embossing powder. She layered it over the center of the image on a white stripe and added a yellow stripe behind it. For a bit of texture, she added white texture paste to the background of the card using our Hardwood Stencil

Here is a close-up so you can see the lovely coloring and texture:

Grateful Fall Roundabout Card by Zsofia Molnar | Fall Roundabout Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Hardwood Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs

We hope you enjoyed this lovely fall card by Zsofia! You can find more of Zsofia's creations and say hello to her over at her blog, Safsafdesign.



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

New Job Card by Ellen Haxelmans

New Job Card and Gift by Ellen Haxelmans | Newtons Graduation Stamp Set, Essential Alphabet Die, Houndstooth Stencil  & more by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

New Job Card!

Today Ellen has created a beautiful card for someone who just started a new job, complete with a little treat too!  

She started by coloring the kitty with the globe from our Newton's Graduation Stamp Set. Along with this image she added the stack s of books from the Classy Teachers Stamp Set and the single book and mug from the Sips & Stories Stamp Set. These images were all cut out using their coordinating die sets and added over a circle that was created using our Circle Frames Die Set

For the custom sentiment, she used the word "new" from our Loveable Laundry Stamp Set and paired with with letters cut out using our Essential Alphabet Die Set to spell "job". These words were added onto a blue banner that was cut out using our Banner Trio Die Set

New Job Card and Gift by Ellen Haxelmans | Newtons Graduation Stamp Set, Essential Alphabet Die, Houndstooth Stencil  & more by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For a bit of sparkle she created a lovely background using our Houndstooth Stencil with sparkly texture gel. 

Tips on creating this card

Below we have some tips from Ellen on how this card was created:

New Job Card and Gift by Ellen Haxelmans | Newtons Graduation Stamp Set, Essential Alphabet Die, Houndstooth Stencil  & more by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
  1. (left photo) I know someone who just got a job in a university, so searched for all things that could fit the theme of the card (Books, coffee…). Then I colored it with my Copic markers.
  2. (center photo) When you want a specific sentiment it’s so easy to use the alphabet dies. Suddenly I remembered the word ‘new’ was in the Loveable Laundry baby set and that made a perfect match with the word ‘job’, which was cut out using the Essential Alphabet Die Set.
  3. (right photo) The card base was created with the Houndstooth Stencil and Red Velvet Glitz Glitter Gel. For the circle I blended blue distress ink and splattered water on top.

Bonus treat!

To go with this card, Ellen also embellished a cute little apple shaped treat container! She used the same sheet that was patterned with our Houndstooth Stencil and red glitter paste and cut out a tiny tag using our Tags Times Two Die Set. She added "mew did it" from the Newton's Graduation Stamp Set and a little apple from the Classy Teachers Stamp Set! How adorable!!

New Job Card and Gift by Ellen Haxelmans | Newtons Graduation Stamp Set, Essential Alphabet Die, Houndstooth Stencil  & more by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
We hope you enjoyed this fun project today and tips from Ellen! To see more unique creations by Ellen, you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen!


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Happy Purr-thday Card by Samantha Mann

Happy Purr-thday Card by Samantha Mann | Newton's Birthday Balloons Stamp Set and Clouds Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Happy Purr-thday!

Blast off! Today Samantha has created an adorable birthday card featuring the kitty and balloons from our Newton's Birthday Balloons Stamp Set. She colored the image of the kitty in fun bright colors, adding white accents with a gel pen. She used the coordinating Newton's Birthday Balloons Die Set to cut out the image. For the background she created a gorgeous sky using our Clouds Stencil with blue and purple distress inks. Added splatters of water give the sky a fun added texture. She also added little white clouds from the Newton's Birthday Balloons Stamp Set, layered on top. The sentiment "Happy Purr-thday" adds the perfect finishing touch! 

This birthday card is perfect for sending a cheerful birthday wish, especially to someone who loves cats!

To say hello to Sam and see more of her amazing creations you can visit Sam over on her blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Being a Unicorn Card by September Guest Designer Kavya


Being a Unicorn Card by September Guest Designer Kavya Nagalakunta | Believe in Unicorns Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Hi folks, 

I am excited to be back on the Newton's Nook blog with my second guest design post for the month. This time, I have a super cute ink blended CAS card to share. The beauty of this layout is that this can be used with most of Newton's Nook stamp sets with stand-alone images! This is my go-to technique if I want to whip up a quick card for any occasion. So, let's get started! 
  • Firstly, use some purple tape (or any tape of your choice) to mask the center portion of the panel. You can definitely get creative and try out other orientations like a diagonal, last 1/3rd of the panel, etc. You are the artist! 
  • I then used hybrid inks in three colors - baby pink, pineapple, and baby blue - to ink blend the center portion.
  • I colored the unicorn and a few other elements from the Believe in Unicorns Stamp Set using alcohol ink markers and colored pencils. 
  • I then heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing ink and finished off the card using some clear sequins. 
Being a Unicorn Card by September Guest Designer Kavya Nagalakunta | Believe in Unicorns Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Isn't that simple? I hope you liked this quick mini-tutorial. See you all next week!
Thanks,
- Kavya 


Friday, September 11, 2020

Thinking of You Card by Larissa Heskett

Thinking of You Card by Larissa Heskett | Hummingbird Stamp Set, Floral Roundabout Stamp Set and Circle Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thinking of You!

Today are are sharing a gorgeous card by Larissa that is perfect for letting someone know they are in your thoughts! She features the image of the lovely hummingbird from our Hummingbird Stamp Set, coloring it in gorgeous green and pink hues. Her coloring technique of adding tiny dots really adds a ton of detail and dimension to her image! So gorgeous! She also colored the flowers from the Hummingbird Stamp Set, perfect for the bird to flutter over. 

Here's a close up of her amazing coloring:
Thinking of You Card by Larissa Heskett | Hummingbird Stamp Set, Floral Roundabout Stamp Set and Circle Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

She added the images over a blue inked circle sky, cutting them out using the coordinating Hummingbird Die Set. She also adds the sentiment "Thinking of you" from the Floral Roundabout Stamp Set three times around the circle edge. Although the sentiment comes as a straight edge, you can easily create a curve with it onto your stamping block! That is one great thing about photopolymer stamps. She adds a teal scalloped circle frame using our Circle Frames Die Set.

For the card background she adds a subtle pattern of flowers using the large image from the Floral Roundabout Stamp Set. She also stamps this image across the flap of the coordinating envelope for a  lovely finishing touch!

Thinking of You Card by Larissa Heskett | Hummingbird Stamp Set, Floral Roundabout Stamp Set and Circle Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

We hope you enjoyed this gorgeous card by Larissa today!

To say hello to Larissa and see more of her creations, visit her over at her blog, Larissa Heskett Designs.


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Cat in Box Scrapbook Layout by Samantha Mann

Cat in Box Scrapbook Layout by Samantha Mann | Newton Loves Boxes Stamp Set, Newton's Antics Stamp Set and Meow Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Cats & Boxes!

Today we sharing an amazing scrapbook page by Samantha that any cat owner will appreciate! For this gorgeous page, she used our Meow Stencil along the edges of the layout and on the right side where she planned to add the photo, with white texture paste. Once the paste was dry she added watercolors in pinks, reds, oranges and yellows on top. This frames the photo and the page perfectly and is such a beautiful effect! She also added the images of the kitty in a box, just like the kitty in the photo, from our Newton Loves Boxes Stamp Set and from our Newton's Antics Stamp Set. Adorable!

Here is a close up so you can see the texture: 
Cat in Box Scrapbook Layout by Samantha Mann | Newton Loves Boxes Stamp Set, Newton's Antics Stamp Set and Meow Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


If you like to scrapbook, we hope that you are inspired to try our stencils and stamps on your pages! 

To say hello to Sam and see more of her amazing creations you can visit Sam over on her blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Missing You and I'm Sorry Cards by Andrea Shell

Missing You and I'm Sorry Puppy Cards by Andrea Shell | Puppy Playtime Stamp Set, Heartfelt Essentials Stamp Set, Cloudy Sky Stencil, Raindrops Stencil and Sky Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Heartfelt Puppy Cards!

Today Andrea has created a sweet duo of cards that are perfect for sending caring thoughts. She started out by coloring two adorable puppies from our Puppy Playtime Stamp Set in black and white tones. The images were cut out using the coordinating Puppy Playtime Die Set. Then she made two cards with the pups using the same color palette and layout but changed the theme with different stencils and sentiments! Such a great idea!

For the first card she created a cloud background along the top half of her card using our Cloudy Sky Stencil with distress inks. She added the sentiment "Missing You" from our Heartfelt Essentials Stamp Set, embossing it in white on a strip of black cardstock. She also added a scalloped border from striped paper using our Sky Borders Die Set below This is a lovely way to divide the card! Some black splatters and sequins add a fun finishing touch.

Here is a close up so you can see the details:

Missing You and I'm Sorry Puppy Cards by Andrea Shell | Puppy Playtime Stamp Set, Heartfelt Essentials Stamp Set, Cloudy Sky Stencil and Sky Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For the second card she used the same layout, creating a raindrop background along the top half of her card using our Raindrops Stencil. This time she chose the sentiment "I'm Sorry" which is also from our Heartfelt Essentials Stamp Set.

Missing You and I'm Sorry Puppy Cards by Andrea Shell | Puppy Playtime Stamp Set, Heartfelt Essentials Stamp Set, Raindrops Stencil and Sky Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Both of these cards are so darling and perfect for sharing caring thoughts! They would be great to have on hand when you need a card that expresses just the right thing! 

To see more beautiful creations by Andrea, you can visit her over at her blog, Blissfully Scrappy!