Thursday, December 16, 2021

Christmas Gnome Card & a Farewell to Samantha VanArnhem

Christmas Gnome Card by Samantha VanArnhem | Gnome Garden Stamp Set and gifts from various othe stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade 

Christmas Gnome Card!

Today we are sharing a fun holiday gnome card created by Samantha!  

Samantha took the image of a gnome pushing a wheelbarrow from our Gnome Garden Stamp Set and tuned it into a Christmas image by filling it with little red and green gifts! What a fun idea! She stamped and colored the gnome image in shades ore red and green, cutting it out with the coordinating Gnome Garden Die Set. The assorted small gifts were stamped from our Christmas Pheasant Stamp SetPrehistoric Christmas Stamp Set, and Newton's Stocking Stamp Set. She assembled this fun image all together and layered it over a fun simple ink blended rectangle. The finishing touches are snowflakes in the sky and the "merry christmas" sentiment, both from our Snow Much Cheer Stamp Set

A Fond Farewell

Samantha VanArnhem
I am sad to say that this project marks the LAST post for Samantha VanArnhem as part of our Design Team at Newton's Nook Designs! We have enjoyed having Samantha on our team this year and are so sad to see go! Her lovely clean and simple projects are constant reminder of how cards can be simple, yet stunning! She also often combines images in new and creative ways that we would never have thought of! We know we will continue to be inspired by her in the future and we wish her the very best in her future creative endeavors! You can continue to follow her at her blog, Sam Van Designs, to see what she creates next!

Please continue to read below for a couple of her favorite creations.

Father's Day Gnome Card by Samantha VanArnhem | Gnome Garden Stamp Set, Banner Trio Die Set, Mom & Dad Stamp Set and Petite Clouds Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmad
You can tell that Samantha enjoyed creating with our Gnome Garden Stamp Set! This favorite of hers features the Gnome Garden Stamp Set and coordinating Gnome Garden Die Set. She made this into a Father's Day Card by using the sentiment from the Mom & Dad Stamp Set on a banner cut using the Banner Trio Die Set. The clouds in the sky are from our Petite Clouds Stencil. You can find this card originally posted here.

Dogs on Beach Card by Samantha VanArnhem | Beach Barks Stamp Set, Retro Sun & Palms Stencil Set and Hoppy Greetings Stamp Setby Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For this favorite, Samantha chose this adorable beach card! This palm trees on this fun scene were created using our Retro Sun & Palms Stencil Set. In the front is the duo of dogs from our Beach Barks Stamp Set. She a fun wooden sign behind them, re-purposing it from our Hoppy Greetings Stamp Set.
You can find this card originally posted here.

Sunflower Card by Samantha VanArnhem | Sunflower Days Stamp Set,Fence Die Set and Clouds Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For lovely fall card Samantha used the big blooms from our Sunflower Days Stamp Set. They are growing from a dirt mound that was cut out using our  Fancy Edges Tag Die Set. The scene is set with a fence cut using our Fence Die Set and clouds stenciled in with our Clouds Stencil. You can find this card originally posted here.
Witches Card by Samantha VanArnhem | Brooms & Boos Stamp Se and Fence Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
On her last favorite card, Samantha featured a trio of ladies from the Brooms & Boos Stamp Set. These witchy friends are clustered around the fence cut with our Fence Die Set in front of a simple ink blended background. You can find this card originally posted here.
Thank you so much,  Samantha, for the awesome inspiration! We'll miss you! 
If you would like to continue to follow Samantha you can always find her at her blog, 
Sam Van Designs!


  1. Love when we can stretch our stamps for more than one occasion, very clever and cute with the gnome!


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