Monday, April 6, 2020

In This Together Card by April Guest Designer Jennifer Hartsgrove

Today we have our first post by our April Guest Designer, Jennifer Hartsgrove! Jennifer caught our eye with her adorable creations on Instagram and we are thrilled to have her as a guest this month! We can't wait to to see what she creates! We hope you will enjoy seeing her new creations on our blog each Monday this month! Keep reading to find out more about her today and to check out her first project below!



Hi Krafty Friends, I'm Jen from Katahdin Krafts. My krafty korner of the world is in northern Maine, where I live with my very tolerant husband, three active homeschooled children, two naughty dogs, two spit fire cats and a very stubborn house pig! So I officially reside in a funny farm! My passion for art and crafting began at a young age and led me to earn my BFA. I concentrated in photography which was an easy stepping stone into paper crafting. I am honored to have the opportunity to be a guest designer for Newton's Nook Designs for the month of April. What a great opportunity from a fabulous company, thank you so much for having me!

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Hello Krafty Friends, Jen here from Katahdin Krafts. I have the honor of being April’s Guest Designer for Newton’s Nook Designs! I have been a Newton’s fan for quite sometime, often working with their products.

For this project I was inspired by our global events and wanted to showcase unity for our hurting world. What better way then Newton’s Dreams of Traveling Stamp Sets! We truly are all in this together, whether we are on the front lines, staying home, or delivering lunches, we are all trying our best. I’ve often stated how crafting is my therapy, well we all need some sort of mental outlet now, stay healthy everyone.


On this card I used the Netwon Dreams of Italy, Newton Dreams of Paris, Newton Dreams of New York, and Newton Dreams of London stamp sets. I stamped them out using copic friendly ink. Then colored them with the following color palette:
  • Newton’s Fur – Y35, Y38, YR15 and YR16. His ears are R20.
  • London Newton – B24, B28, and R27.
  • Paris Newton – B24, B28, R14, R17, R27, T0, and T1.
  • NYC Newton – R14, R17, T0, and T1.
  • Italy Newton – G3, G5, R14, R27, C00, and C1.
  • Empire State Building – N0, N2, and N4.
  • Big Ben – E51, E53, E55, and E57.
  • Brooklyn Bridge – N2, N4, and N5.
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa – W1, W3, and W4.
  • Eiffel Tower – C1, C3, C5, E31, and E34.
  • Cloud – C00, C0, and C1.

Next, I used Lawn Fawn’s Foursquare Backdrop to cut a panel for my card. I then inked up the four sections with Distress Oxide Inks. For the sky I used Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac and Tattered Rose. Then I used Mowed Lawn for the grass.


I then used the Newton’s Nook Designs Clouds Stencil to add some interest in the sky areas.


For my card base I cut a piece of Chili Red Classic Cardstock to 8.5″ x 5.5″ and scored it at the 4.24″ mark line, to create an A2 sized card. I used a liquid glue to adhere the frame from the backdrop die to the card base, and popped the inked sections back in place.


Then it was time to assemble my card, I really love how it turned out! I had this concept in mind for a couple of weeks, and it was exciting to see it come to life.


I've also created a video showing you how I created this card:

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Thanks again to Newton’s Nook Designs for this awesome opportunity!

Until we meet again Krafty Friends, stay safe and keep krafting!

- Jen

Friday, April 3, 2020

Newton's Movie Night Card & Video by Tina Smith

Newton's Movie Night Card  & Video by Tina Smith | Newton's Movie Night Stamp Set, Sunscape Stencil and Framework Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Time for a Movie Night!

Do you love going to the Movies? Even if you are staying at home for a movie night in, you will adore this card by Tina! She has created an adorable movie night scene using the trio of kitties in the movie theater from our Newton's Movie Night Stamp Set. She colored the kitties in 3 different neutral patterns and then added a fun pop of color with the bright purple seats behind them! She also added some red, yellow and green accents on the popcorn, treats and 3D glasses. She cut the images of the kitties, glasses and popcorn out using the coordinating Newton's Movie Night Die Set.

For her card, she layered the image over a fun background that was created using our Sunscape Stencil. This stencil is meant to create sun rays but here it also works for rays of light in a theater setting! So clever! She also adds a ticket edge border and tickets tucked behind the kitties, cutting both out using our Framework Die Set.

Here is a close-up image so you can see the fun coloring details and sparkle that she added:

Newton's Movie Night Card  & Video by Tina Smith | Newton's Movie Night Stamp Set, Sunscape Stencil and Framework Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

 And check out the video by Tina showing you how she created this adorable card:


Don't forget to subscribe to our new YouTube Channel to see more great videos!

We hope you enjoyed this card today by Tina! If you would like to see more of Tina's work you can visit her blog, Cards and Coffee Time. She also has a ton of inspiration on her Cards and Coffee Time YouTube Channel too so make sure to subscribe over there too!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

I Love Italy Card by Tatiana Trafimovich

I Love Italy Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Set and Sky Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Love for Italy!

Today Tatiana is sharing her love for her home of Italy on this gorgeous card. You have probably heard that Italy is having hard times right now with the Coronavirus epidemic and we know the country could use all of our love!

Tatiana used our Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Set to create this card today. This set features images of three kitties enjoying Italy and three landmarks and she chose to use all these images on her card today! She colored all the fun images using a soft color palette and cut them out using the coordinating Newton Dreams of Italy Die Set. Then she added a beautiful rainbow of clouds in the background but cutting out clouds using our Sky Borders Die Set and coloring each section with a different color. So stunning!

Here's a close up so you can see all the beautiful details:

I Love Italy Card by Tatiana Trafimovich | Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Set and Sky Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

We hope that Italy (and the rest of the world) will recover soon and that we can enjoy all the lovely activities portrayed by Newton on this amazing card as well as those in our hometowns!

Thank you sending love to Italy today, Tatiana!
If you like this project you can see more of Tatiana's work over on her blog, Tatiana Craft and Art

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Shell-abrate Card by Nakaba Rager

Shell-abrate Card by Nakaba Rager | In Slow Motion Stamp Set and Balloons Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Shell-abrate!!

Today we are ready to "Shell-abrate" a with this adorable card by Naki! For this lovely card, Naki features the sweet turtle carrying a gift from our retiring In Slow Motion Stamp Set. She colors the cute turtle in soft watercolors. Then she fussy cuts the image out to add to her card. She cuts off the bow on the package but adds her own behind it using some thin sparkly string!

For the card background she creates a pink sky using distress inks and adds balloons behind the turtle using our Balloons Stencil and embossing paste. A bit of paint splatter adds to the fun celebratory feeling of this card!  She finishes it off with the sentiment embossed in gold! This card would be perfect for a fun birthday celebration!
Shell-abrate Card by Nakaba Rager | In Slow Motion Stamp Set and Balloons Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
The In Slow Motion Stamp Set is part of our retiring sale and will only be available while supplies last so if you like this set, make sure you get it while you can and don't forget to see what else is retiring in our retiring sale category!

Thank you for the adorable inspiration today, Naki! If you like this project you can see more of Naki's work over on her blog, Notes from Naki. Stop by and say hello!


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Let's Be Mermaids Card by Amanda Wilcox

Let's Be Mermaids Card by Amanda Wilcox | Purr-maid Newton Stamp Set, Seashells Stencil and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Purr-maids and Rainbows to brighten your day!

Today we enchanted by this gorgeous sea themed creation by Amanda! She has created a card that is filled with sparkles and shine and is perfect for sending smiles!

She started by stamped those two cute kitty mermaids from our Purr-maid Newton Stamp Set, along with some adorable little fish. She colored all the images in fun bright colors using alcohol markers and added some sparkle and glossy accents to them after they are colored. She cut the images out using the coordinating Purr-maid Newton Die Set and layered the images onto a rounded rectangle cut from vellum using our Frames & Flags Die Set. On this vellum panel she added white embossed bubbles and the sentiment "let's be mermaids" also embossed in white.

She adds even more sparkle and shine with an amazing rainbow background that was created using decofoil with our Seashells Stencil. She applied the rainbow foil using deco transfer gel and a laminator and then cut the panel out with ourFrames & Flags Die Set to give it a scalloped edge! What a magical scene!

Here is a close-up so you can see her lovely coloring and the sparkly and glossy accents she added:

Let's Be Mermaids Card by Amanda Wilcox | Purr-maid Newton Stamp Set, Seashells Stencil and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

We hope you are enchanted by this project 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!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Toucan Party by March Guest Designer Alberto Gava


Hello everybody!

I’m Alberto and I’m back again with my 4th post for the Newton's Nook blog!

A bit sad to tell you but this will be my last one…for now! ;)

Toucan Party by March Guest Designer Alberto Gava | Toucan Party Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Today I’ve colored these two cute toucans with my beloved copics. I’ve decided to draw a little background behind them and I think this jungle match perfectly with the scene I wanted to represent.

Toucan Party by March Guest Designer Alberto Gava | Toucan Party Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

This stamp set is called “Toucan Party” and I loved playing with it!

Toucan Party by March Guest Designer Alberto Gava | Toucan Party Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I hope you liked my coloring and all the colorings I’ve made for you this month! Don’t forget to follow me on instagram if you’d like!

Have a creative day!


-Alberto

Friday, March 27, 2020

Sending Suggles Card by Ellen Haxelmans

Sending Suggles Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Darling Duos Stamp Set, Darling Hearts Die Set, Clouds Stencil and Frames Square Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Sending Snuggles!

Hello and Happy Friday! Today we are sharing a sweet bird themed card by Ellen that is sure to brighten up your day! She features the sweet duo of love birds shaped in a heart from our retiring Darling Duo Stamp Set. She  colors the birds in reds and purples using copic markers. She added some dot clusters too to give the image texture. The birds were then cut out using our Darling Hearts Die Set, which fits right around the image.

For her background she used our Frames Squared Die Set to cut a square with a scalloped edge and then added layers of clouds over it using our Clouds Stencil.

Here are a couple of close-ups so you can see her process:
Sending Suggles Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Darling Duos Stamp Set, Darling Hearts Die Set, Clouds Stencil and Frames Square Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Copic colors used: E58, E55, E53 and G03, YG05, YG00 and V09, V06, V04, V00 and RV69, R39, R46, R29, R24

To finish the card she assembles it together and adds the "sending snuggles" sentiment underneath the bird duo on a green banner. A purple polka dot ribbon adds a pretty finishing touch! 
Sending Suggles Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Darling Duos Stamp Set, Darling Hearts Die Set, Clouds Stencil and Frames Square Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Don't forget- if you like the Darling Duos Stamp Set, this design is retiring and only available while supplies last so make sure to get yours before they are gone for good! You can find this set and more retiring products on sale now in our Retiring Products Category!

To see more beautiful creations by Ellen, you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen to see more of her beautiful creations!