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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