Thursday, December 8, 2022

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Amy Tsuruta

Welcome to day four of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws week! 

Each day this week we will have a new awesome featured guest and then a BIG blog hop on Friday, December 4th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!

Today's Featured guest is
Amy Tsuruta

Although I've been a lifelong crafter, I started my blog in 2007 and eventually hopped over to IG in 2015.  I love all things, caffeinated, cute + colorful.


Find Amy at:
Ingstagram: @craftee1

Amy created loads of holiday cheer on this card today!Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Amy Tsuruta | Snowflake Oval Stamp Set, Oval Frames Die Set, Destination Christmas Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

This sweet and simple card is packed with loads of holiday cheer! Amy started by stamping the big oval image from our Snowflake Oval Stamp Set and embossing it in gold. She then cut the image out using our Oval Frames Die Set. She cut out a second oval with a scalloped edge, again with our Oval Frames Die Set but this time she cut it out of a red polka dot paper from our Christmas Time Paper Pad

Then, she added to this fun oval combo by stamping the image of the VW bug carrying a holiday tree on the roof from our Destination Christmas Stamp Set. So cute! She colored just the tree, to give her card that fun pop of bright color and cut the image out using the coordinating Destination Christmas Die Set before layering it over her ovals. She sentiment, "loads of holiday cheer" from the Destination Christmas Stamp Set was also stamped onto the oval shape to finish out the fun! 

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 4 - Amy Tsuruta | Snowflake Oval Stamp Set, Oval Frames Die Set, Destination Christmas Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thanks so much, Amy for being our guest today! She will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop on Friday, December 9th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog, Tsuruta Designs to read more about her adorable projects and say hello!

Tomorrow we will have special Guest Blog Hop with all the guests we've featured this week and a couple more! Plus our FABULOUS NND Design Team - so make sure you come back tomorrow - there will be prizes too!



Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 3 - Jennifer Ingle

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week | Newton's Nook Designs

Welcome to day three of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws week! 

Each day this week we will have a new awesome featured guest and then a BIG blog hop on Friday, December 9th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!

Today's Featured guest is
Jennifer Ingle

My name is Jennifer Ingle, commonly known as Jingle! (It works particularly well around this time of year.) I have an amazing husband of over twenty years, a three year old who keeps us on our toes, and two wonderful pups who are always up for snuggles. I work full time in the tech industry and in my spare time I love to read and I love to make things!

Find Jennifer at:
instagram @justjingle


Jennifer created a holiday street that you would love to visit this Holiday!Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 3 - Jennifer Ingle | Main Street Christmas Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For this incredible Christmas scene Jennifer stamped the image of the holiday street from our Main Street Christmas Stamp Set. She colored the houses in festive colors and cut the image out using the coordinating Main Street Christmas Die Set. For her card base she inked up a gorgeous sky, masking in a bright yellow moon and stamped the image of the Santa and sleigh, also from the Main Street Christmas Stamp Set

The finishing touch is the sentiment from the Main Street Christmas Stamp Set, which she stamped onto a thin strip of black paper and embossed in white. 

Thanks so much, Jennifer for being our guest today! She will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop on Friday, December 9th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog, Just Jingle to read more about her, see her wonderful projects and say hello!


Tomorrow we will have special Guest Amy from Tsuruta Designs

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 2 - Jenn Shurkus

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week | Newton's Nook Designs

Welcome to day two of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws week! 

Each day this week we will have a new awesome featured guest and then a BIG blog hop on Friday, December 9th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!

Today's Featured guest is

Jenn Shurkus

Jenn Shurkus has been papercrafting for over 20 years and has held multiple positions in the paper craft industry including, independent store manager, designer, and teacher. She teaches in-person and online classes, as well as hosts in-person events on Cape Cod, where she lives. When she isn't teaching, you can find Jenn and her boyfriend Chris at their favorite Cape Cod beach or she is snuggling her kitties, Mister Harley, Gus and Jac. She designs her projects in the way to inspire, but not intimidate. Jenn is eager to share her creative passions with others and encourage their artistic growth.

Find Jenn at:

Jenn created a series of gorgeous snowflake cards today!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 2 - Jenn Shurkus | Snowflake Oval Stamp Set and Oval Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
The holidays are always prettier with a bit of snow, especially when it colored in bold and bright colors like on this cards by Jenn today! She created this gorgeous series of snowy cards using our Snowflake Oval Stamp Set with a watercolor effect! She added multiple colors directly to the stamp and then spritzed it with water before pressing it onto the paper. 
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 2 - Jenn Shurkus | Snowflake Oval Stamp Set and Oval Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 2 - Jenn Shurkus | Snowflake Oval Stamp Set and Oval Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

What a gorgeous look! Every card is truly unique and beautiful, just like real snowflakes! 
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 2 - Jenn Shurkus | Snowflake Oval Stamp Set and Oval Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

She also created a second variation!  This time she stamped the big snowy oval from the  Snowflake Oval Stamp Set in silver and then added the colors directly over the top, loosely watercoloring them for a beautiful effect!
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 2 - Jenn Shurkus | Snowflake Oval Stamp Set and Oval Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 2 - Jenn Shurkus | Snowflake Oval Stamp Set and Oval Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade



Inside each snowflake frame she stamped the sentiment "May your Holidays be filled with sparkle & shine" from the Snowflake Oval Stamp Set. And each snowy oval cut out using our Oval Frames Die Set. She framed each one with a  glittery silver scalloped oval (also cut using our Oval Frames Die Set) for a bit of sparkle! A few gems in each corner add the perfect finishing shine! 

Wow! What a great way to create a series of cards that is both simple and stunning! We hope you are inspired to try this techinque. Make sure you visit Jenn over at her blog for more details. 

Don't forget, Jenn will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop on Friday, December 9th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog, Shurkus.com to read more about her adorable projects and say hello!
Tomorrow we will have special Guest Jen from Just Jingle

Monday, December 5, 2022

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 1 - Jennifer Timko

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week | Newton's Nook Designs

Welcome to day one of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws week! 

Each day this week we will have a new awesome featured guest and then a BIG blog hop on Friday, December 9th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!

Today's Featured guest is
Jennifer Timko 

My name is Jennifer Timko and I love paper crafting! I live in beautiful Virginia with my husband, two amazing sons and two loving rescue kitties. In my “day job”, I’m a pilot with United Airlines flying as a Captain on the Airbus A319/320. I started paper crafting right before my oldest was born and over these 20 years, I have created bonds and friendships that are truly priceless. My style is clean but I love trying new techniques. There is always so much to learn. 

Find Jennifer at:
instagram @jentimko


Jennifer is reaching new heights of holiday fun today! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 1 - Jennifer Timko | Holiday Heights Stamp Set and Christmas Time Paper Pad by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Some extra “decorations” in your Christmas tree?! The plight of every cat owner! Today, Jennifer created a card featuring our new Holiday Heights Stamp Set. She colored the tree and kitties with Copic Markers. Word has it that these two culprits resemble her cats Kate and Meg. After coloring, she used the Holiday Heights Die Set to cut out the image.
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 1 - Jennifer Timko | Holiday Heights Stamp Set and Christmas Time Paper Pad by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For the background, she chose a print from the Christmas Time Paper Pad. The sentiment comes from the Holiday Heights Stamp Set. The card is finished with a touch of red ribbon.

Thanks so much, Jennifer for being our guest today! She will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop on Friday, December 9th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog,  Stampin' on the Fly to read more about her adorable projects and say hello!

Tomorrow we will have special Guest Jenn from Shurkus.com 

Friday, December 2, 2022

Meowy Christmas Card & Tag by Ellen Haxelmans

Meowy Christmas Card & Tag by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton's Gift Stamp Set, Purr-fect Present Stamp Set, Tag Die Sets and Patterned Paper by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Meowy Christmas!

Today Ellen has created a wonderful cat themed greeting card and coordinating tag! What a PURR-fect way to celebrate the holidays!

For her card she stamped and colored the image of the kitty popping out of the gift box from our Newton's Gift Stamp Set. She gave the kitty fun stripes on his fur and adorable pink cheeks! This image has a blank tag on the front and sentiments that fit it so you can customize your greeting. Ellen chose the sentiment "'tis the season to be meowy." She cut the image out using the coordinating Newton's Gift Die Set

For her card base she cut out a piece of pretty plaid paper from our A Cat's Life Paper Pad and framed it with a blue scalloped edge, cut out using our Frames & Flags Die Set. She also cut out a green banner using our Frames & Flags Die Set. She added the kitty image over the banner to help make it pop!
Meowy Christmas Card & Tag by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton's Gift Stamp Set, Purr-fect Present Stamp Set, Tag Die Sets and Patterned Paper by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Next, she created a kitty themed gift tag too. For this she used the same green as she used on the card but cut out a tag using our Tags Times Two Die Set. She added the fun decorative tag top, cut from the same patterned paper she used on the card, cut out with our Fancy Edges Tags Die Set. For the image she stamped and colored the cute little kitty from our Purr-fect Present Stamp Set. Isn't it cute how she colored it to match the image on the greeting card!? She cut the image out using the coordinating Purr-fect Present Die Set and added it to her tag.
Meowy Christmas Card & Tag by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton's Gift Stamp Set, Purr-fect Present Stamp Set, Tag Die Sets and Patterned Paper by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
She also added a "to" and "from" onto the back of the tag (stamped using the words from our Newton's Gift Stamp Set). 
Meowy Christmas Card & Tag by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton's Gift Stamp Set, Purr-fect Present Stamp Set, Tag Die Sets and Patterned Paper by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Isn't it wonderful how everything coordinates perfectly together!? We love the matching patterns and colors on both pieces! To see more creations by Ellen, you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Always on my Nice List Card by Samantha Mann

Always on the Nice List Card by Samantha Mann | Dear Santa Stamp Set, Pines & Holly Die Set, Banner Trio Die Set and Snowfall Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

ALWAYS on My Nice List!

Know someone who is ALWAYS on the nice list? This card by Samantha is perfect for sending holiday wishes to all your favorite people.

For this beautiful card she started by creating a snowy background over her white card base by using our Snowfall Stenciln with a glittery paste. 

For the star of the card, she  colored the adorable Santa reading his list from our Dear Santa Stamp Set. Isn't it adorable how she made the Santa suit a fun shade of pink instead of the traditional red? She cut the image out using the coordinating Dear Santa Die Set. She layered Santa onto her card with a wreath that was created by cutting out lots of branches using our Pines & Holly Die Set. She added the branches to her card a circle shape with a sewing machine! So cool! Santa appears on one side of the wreath and the message "You're always on my nice list!" is on the other side. The message was embossed onto a vellum banner that was die cut using our Banner Trio Die Set
Always on the Nice List Card by Samantha Mann | Dear Santa Stamp Set, Pines & Holly Die Set, Banner Trio Die Set and Snowfall Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
We hope you have enjoyed this gorgeous Santa themed card today! 
To say hello to Sam and see more of her beautiful creations you can visit her over on her blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!  

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Fa-La-La-La Llama Card by Amanda Wilcox

Fa-La-La-La Llama Card by Amanda Wilcox | Llama Delivery Stamp Set, Pines & Holly Die Set, Speech Bubbles Die Set and Music Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Holiday Llama Card

This holiday card by Amanda will get you in the mood to sing Christmas tunes! 

To create this adorable card she features the image of the holiday llama from our Llama Delivery Stamp Set. She colored the llama in soft holiday colors and added fun accents using a white gel pen. The image was cut out using the coordinating Llama Delivery Die Set

Next, she created a fun wreath to surround the llama. For the wreath base she cut out a circle using our Circle Frames Die Set from kraft colored paper. She added music notes to the circle using our Music Stencil. Then she cut out lots of branches in using two shades of green paper with our Pines & Holly Die Set and adhered them all around the edge of the circle to create a wreath shape. She also cut out the bow and pinecones using the same Pines & Holly Die Set and placed them onto the wreath as well. 

She tucked that cute llama into the wreath and added the "Fa-la-la-la-llama" words stamped onto a speech bubble above his head. The speech bubble was cut out using our Speech Bubbles Die Set. So cute! 
This whole wreath was then layered over a teal and blue inked card base. Some paint splatters add a fun and creative detail to the background too!  
Fa-La-La-La Llama Card by Amanda Wilcox | Llama Delivery Stamp Set, Pines & Holly Die Set, Speech Bubbles Die Set and Music Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
We hope you have enjoyed this festive card by Amanda today! To say hello to Amanda and see more of her awesome creations you can visit her over on her blog, Twiddler's Nook!