Friday, May 24, 2024

Stenciled Gift Bags by Ellen Haxelmans

Stenciled Gift Bags by Ellen Haxelmans | Argyle and Plaid Stencil Sets, Frames & Tags Die Set, Snow Globe Shaker and Pawprint Shaker Die Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Use Stencils to Dress up a Small Gift!

Want a way to make a small gift seem extra special? Ellen shares how you can dress up the packaging using stencils and die cuts! 

She started out by creating stenciling patterns onto two small flat gift bags. She created one with a cat birthday theme and one with a holiday theme. 

Let's look at the cat themed bag first: 

Stenciled Gift Bags by Ellen Haxelmans | Argyle and Plaid Stencil Sets, Frames & Tags Die Set, Snow Globe Shaker and Pawprint Shaker Die Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For this fun bag she used our  Plaid Stencil Set to add a fun teal and pink pattern. This stencil is two pieces and has etching each piece to help you align the pattern so it's easy to add two fun colors. Next she used the small tags from our new Frames & Tags Die Set to cut out two little tags from light pink and teal papers. She added the kitty face from our Pawprint Shaker Die Set and the word "wish" from our Balloon Shaker Die Set. So cute!

Next, let's look at the holiday version:

Stenciled Gift Bags by Ellen Haxelmans | Argyle and Plaid Stencil Sets, Frames & Tags Die Set, Snow Globe Shaker and Pawprint Shaker Die Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

This time she used our Argyle Stencil Set to add a red and green argyle pattern to her bag. Again, this stencil is two pieces with etching and makes a quick and easy two color pattern. For the tags on this gift she again used our new Frames & Tags Die Set to cut out two little tags, this time from from red and green papers. Then she added the snowflake and word "joy" using from our Snow Globe Shaker Die Set

These cute little gift bags would be perfect for sharing a special cookie treat or little gift. We love how easy it is to create them for different occasions just by mixing up the patterns and colors! 

To see more creations by Ellen, you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Happy Birthday with a Cherry On Top Card by Amanda Wilcox

Happy Birthday with a Cherry On Top Card by Amanda Wilcox | Newton's Birthday Delights Stamp Set, Cascading Stars Stencil and Frames Squared Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Ice Cream Birthday Wishes!

What is sweeter than a birthday wish with ice cream? How about adding some sweet kitties too!? Today Amanda has a yummy birthday card that is filled with a big stack of both!

She started by stamping the fun tall image of kitties and ice cream scoops from our Newton's Birthday Delights Stamp Set. She colored the kitties in neutral tones of gray and used fun bright teals, pinks and chocolate brown for the ice cream colors! Of course a red cherry on top finishes it off! She cut the image out using the coordinating Newton's Birthday Delights Die Set
Happy Birthday with a Cherry On Top Card by Amanda Wilcox | Newton's Birthday Delights Stamp Set, Cascading Stars Stencil and Frames Squared Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For her card she started with a white card base and added a fun pale pink panel that was stenciled with stars using our Cascading Stars Stencil and splattered with pink and brown ink splatters. The torn edge on the bottom gives a fun bit of texture.  She layered this onto her card and then layered a vellum square at an angle (cut out using our Frames Squared Die Set). The ice cream stack is the final layer along with the sentiment, which was stamped onto a white stitched cirle, also from our Frames Squared Die Set. A bit of pink twine across finishes the fun layout. 
Happy Birthday with a Cherry On Top Card by Amanda Wilcox | Newton's Birthday Delights Stamp Set, Cascading Stars Stencil and Frames Squared Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
We love how this card is simple yet filled with small details and textures! What a fun way to make a special birthday greeting! 

Don't forget to say hello to Amanda and see more beautiful cards by her over on her blog, Twiddler's Nook!

Monday, May 20, 2024

Just Wing It! Butterfly Card by Samantha Mann

Just Wing It!

Samantha is enjoying playing with our Monarchs Stamp Set and has created another amazing card to share today! 

To create this gorgeous card she started by using our Tropical Leaves Stencil transfer gel on a dark blue cardstock background. Then she applied three colors of flock to create fun fuzzy leaves. She then used our 
Essential Alphabet Die Set to cut out the words "Just Wing It" from the background panel and mounted it onto a white card base so the white showed through behind the letter cut outs! Stunning! 

Next, she used our Monarchs Stamp Set and ctamped three butterflies. She colored their wings with reds, pinks and yellows and added white paint splatters. Then she cut the butterflies out using the coordinating Monarchs Die Set. She used the same die set again, this time cutting the shapes out with vellum. She then used her sewing machine to stitch the vellum wings over the stamped butterflies. 

Here are some close-ups so you can see all the amazing details:
Just Wing It! Butterfly Card by Samantha Mann | Monarchs Stamp Set, Tropical Leaves Stencil, and Essential Alphabet Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Just Wing It! Butterfly Card by Samantha Mann | Monarchs Stamp Set, Tropical Leaves Stencil, and Essential Alphabet Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Isn't this card just stunning!? The mixes of textures really make this creation unique and the added dimension gives it a special finishing touch!

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

Friday, May 17, 2024

Have a Purr-fect Day Card by Diane Morales

Have a Purr-fect Day Card by Diane Morales | Newton's Flower Garden Stamp Set, Floral Lace Stencil, Basic Frames Die Set, Cat-itude Stamp Set and Speech Bubbles Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Purr-fect Day!

Today Diane has created a sweet kitty card that is purr-fect for sending smiles! This card was inspired by all the flowers she is seeing in her neighborhood this spring!

For this fun card she started out by stamping the kitty surrounded by flowers and butterflies from our Newton's Flower Garden Stamp Set. She colored the image using neutral colors on the kitty and bright reds and yellows for the flowers and butterflies. She also stamped and colored two additional butterfly images. Everything was then cut out using the coordinating Newton's Flower Garden Die Set

Have a Purr-fect Day Card by Diane Morales | Newton's Flower Garden Stamp Set, Floral Lace Stencil, Basic Frames Die Set, Cat-itude Stamp Set and Speech Bubbles Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For her card base she used our Floral Lace Stencil with some white pigment ink and dark red ink to create a fun floral background. She cut this panel out using the stitched rectangle from our Basic Frames Die Set to add a fun stitched edge on her card. 

She then added the kitty and butterflies onto her card and the sentiment, "Have a purr-fect Day!" stamped from the Cat-itude Stamp Set onto a white bubble that was cut out using our Speech Bubble Die Set

We love the fun floral theme of this card combined with the sweet kitty! To see more creations by Diane, you can visit on her blog, 2sisters project
 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Thinking of You Card by Amanda Wilcox

Thinking of You Card by Amanda Wilcox | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, A2 Card Layout Die Set, Banner Trio Die Set and Trailing Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thinking of You!

Have you ever colored on vellum? Today Amanda has created a beautiful floral card using vellum that is perfect for sending thoughtful wishes. 

She started our be stamping the large circle image filled with flowers using our Floral Roundabout Stamp Set onto a piece of vellum. She used Versamark ink and embossed the image in white. To emboss on vellum, just make sure you have a thick weight vellum paper. She cut the image out using the Circle Frames Die Set to give it the fun scalloped edge. Then she colroed the florals using copic markers. A tip from Amanda for coloring vellum is to choose a much darker, deeper color than you're looking for because the vellum lightens it considerably.

Isn't it gorgeous? Here is a close-up:
Thinking of You Card by Amanda Wilcox | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, A2 Card Layout Die Set, Banner Trio Die Set and Trailing Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For her card, she started with a white card base and inked green leaves onto it using our Trailing Leaves Stencil. The leaves coordinate perfectly with the florals for a fun nature theme. Next, she used our A2 Card Layout Die Set with kraft colored cardstock to cut out the fun panels. She added some ink to the edges to give them a bit of dimension. Then she layered the vellum image on top. The finishing touch is the sentiment from our Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, which she embossed in white onto a banner that was cut out using our Banner Trio Die Set. The bright pink paper she used for the banner really makes it pop off the card! 

Thinking of You Card by Amanda Wilcox | Floral Roundabout Stamp Set, Circle Frames Die Set, A2 Card Layout Die Set, Banner Trio Die Set and Trailing Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

We love how this turned out and we hope that you are inspired to stamp and color images onto vellum! 

Don't forget to say hello to Amanda and see more beautiful cards by her over on her blog, Twiddler's Nook!

Monday, May 13, 2024

Nine Lives & How to Spend Them Card by Ellen Haxelmans

Nine Lives & How to Spend Them Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton's Reading List Stamp Set, Bookmark II Die Set, Cat Silhouettes Die Set, Frames & Tags Die Set, Coffee Silhouettes Die Set and Forest Scene Builder Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Create a Scene with Die Cuts!

Most of us make cards with stamping as the main focus, but creating a card with mostly die cutting is a very fun and creative way to create a card with a twist! Today we are sharing a card by Ellen has created using several of our favorite die sets to inspire you!

Ellen started by die cutting the stitched rectangle using our Basic Frames Die Set. This will be the panel for her scene. She inks up the panel in warm orange and yellow distress inks and adds a bit of splatter to make it into a stunning sunset or sunrise sky. Next, she cuts a piece for the ground using our Land Borders Die Set, inking it up with shades of brown and adding lots of splatter for texture.

Once she has her setting in place, she adds a stack of books to the center of the scene using the book images that come with our Bookmark II Die Set. She uses our Forest Scene Builder Die Set to add the trees, leaves and the little bird that is perched on the speech bubble.  The little hearts and speech bubble is from the Speech Bubbles Die Set. Inside the speech bubble she embossed a message from our Newton's Reading List Stamp Set. This sentiment works perfectly with the theme of the card! So fun!  

Then she adds a cat using our Cat Silhouettes Die Set and a the warm cup of cocoa or coffee from the Coffee Silhouettes Die Set.  To finish the scene she frames it with a soft pink zig zag edged frame, die cut using our Frames & Tags Die Set.

Nine Lives & How to Spend Them Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton's Reading List Stamp Set, Bookmark II Die Set, Cat Silhouettes Die Set, Frames & Tags Die Set, Coffee Silhouettes Die Set and Forest Scene Builder Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

We hope you are inspired by this gorgeous scene that Ellen created using mostly die cuts! To see this card with dogs and a nighttime theme, check out Ellen's post from last week! There are so many options! We hope you are inspired to try creating a scene using dies in your craft room! 

To see more creations by Ellen, you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen

Friday, May 10, 2024

Cherry Blossoms Card by Larissa Heskett

Cherry Blossoms Card by Larissa Heskett | Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set, Frames & Flags Die Set, Basic Frames Die Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Pastel Basics Paper Pad by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thinking of You Card with Cherry Blossoms!

Today Larissa has created a gorgeous card filled with cherry blossoms that is perfect for letting someone know they are in your thoughts!

To create this beautiful card she began by stamping the branch of cherry blossoms from our Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set onto a white panel with a stitched edge that was cut out using our Basic Frames Die Set. She stamped the image twice and embossed it in white. She then inked over the blooms using pinks greens and browns. She added glitter and a gem to the center of each of the flowers to add a fun bit of sparkle. 
Cherry Blossoms Card by Larissa Heskett | Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set, Frames & Flags Die Set, Basic Frames Die Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Pastel Basics Paper Pad by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Next, she cut out a scallop edged frame using our Frames & Flags Die Set with the pink gingham patterned paper from our Pastel Basics Paper Pad. This pretty pink paper coordinates perfectly with the image and she layered it behind to frame it. 

Last, she stamped the "thinking of you" message onto a circle that was die cut using our Circle Frames Die Set and layered it onto the card front. 
Cherry Blossoms Card by Larissa Heskett | Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set, Frames & Flags Die Set, Basic Frames Die Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Pastel Basics Paper Pad by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
What a beautiful way to send caring thoughts to a friend or family member! So gorgeous! 

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