Monday, February 6, 2023

Espresso Your Love Card by Farhana Sarker

Note: This is our second post today. If you are looking for the Sweet Treats Blog Hop Winners, scroll down or click here: Sweet Treats Blog Hop Winners

Espresso Your Love Card by Farhana Sarker | Love Café Stamp Set, Heartfelt Love Stamp Set, Heart Frames Die Set, Love & Chocolate Paper Pad and Petite Hearts Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Espresso Your Love! 

Valentine's Day will be here soon and it's the perfect time to espresso your love!  Farhana created a card that does just that for todays feature!

She started out this fun coffee themed card by using the duo of mugs from our Love Café Stamp Set. She colored them in sweet pastels and cut them out using the coordinating Love Café Die Set. Behind the mugs she features the fun big heart image from our Heartfelt Love Stamp Set, embossed in white onto vellum and cut out using our Heart Frames Die Set
Espresso Your Love Card by Farhana Sarker | Love Café Stamp Set, Heartfelt Love Stamp Set, Heart Frames Die Set, Love & Chocolate Paper Pad and Petite Hearts Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

She uses the Heart Frames Die Set again, this time cutting out a fun teal patterned paper heart using a page from our Love & Chocolate Paper Pad
Espresso Your Love Card by Farhana Sarker | Love Café Stamp Set, Heartfelt Love Stamp Set, Heart Frames Die Set, Love & Chocolate Paper Pad and Petite Hearts Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
She creates a card base from white cardstock and adds more hearts, this time using our Petite Hearts Stencil with some pretty pink ink. The finishing touch is a duo of banners cut out with our Banner Trio Die Set. One banner is cut from pink paper and includes the sentiment from our Love Café Stamp Set. The second banner is cut using another pretty patten from our Love & Chocolate Paper Pad.
Espresso Your Love Card by Farhana Sarker | Love Café Stamp Set, Heartfelt Love Stamp Set, Heart Frames Die Set, Love & Chocolate Paper Pad and Petite Hearts Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
This beautiful card would be perfect for sending a Valentine card to a coffee lover!

We hope you enjoyed this sweet card today! You can find more of Farhana's creations and say hello to her over at her blog, Everyday Engineered

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Winners!


Thank you to everyone for participating in our blog hop!

We really enjoy reading all of your comments! Look below to see if you won! 
The the winning blogs and the comments were chosen using random.org

For the first $25 Store Credit -  the winner was randomly chosen from Tina's blog: Migdalia


For the second $25 Store Credit -  the winner was randomly chosen from Larissa's blog:  Bonnie Lynn
Congrats to the Winners! Don't forget - you have 7 days from today to to e-mail us at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com with your full name and email address to claim your $25 store credit! 



Friday, February 3, 2023

Newton's Nook Designs Sweet Treats Blog Hop!

It's our 9th Annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop!

The Newton's Nook Designs Team is hopping along today to share some great Sweet Treats - just in time for Valentine's Day! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

For my stop on the hop today,  I created a trio of treat toppers to hold some yummy candy hearts!

Valentine Kitten Treat Toppers by Jennifer Jackson | Smitten Kittens Stamp Set, Love & Meows Paper Pad and Heart Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For these treat toppers I knew I wanted to feature our Smitten Kittens Stamp Set so I got out the stamp set, stamped a bunch of kittens and  colored them in a a variety of different fur colors. I used watercolor markers to color the images. Next, I cut the images out using the coordinating Smitten Kittens Die Set

I found some cellophane bags that fit my jelly candy hearts and then measured the width of the bags to decide how wide to make the treat toppers. In this case the bags are 3" wide so I made the toppers 3 1/4" wide by 2 3/4" tall but you could adjust the size to fit any treat bag you might have on hand. I started with a kraft colored cardstock base and then added pieces of patterned papers from our Love & Meows Paper Pad, adding two patterns across each topper. I then cut out the hearts using our Heart Frames Die Set. I chose a color for each heart that coordinated with the papers and kittens.  I used two sentiment from the 
Smitten Kittens Stamp Set ("Smitten as a Kitten" and "You're the cat's Meow"). Then I added the sentiment "Be my MEOW-entine" from the Newton's Heart Stamp Set for the third treat topper. 

Here are a few close-up photos so you can see the fun details:
Valentine Kitten Treat Toppers by Jennifer Jackson | Smitten Kittens Stamp Set, Love & Meows Paper Pad and Heart Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Valentine Kitten Treat Toppers by Jennifer Jackson | Smitten Kittens Stamp Set, Love & Meows Paper Pad and Heart Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Valentine Kitten Treat Toppers by Jennifer Jackson | Smitten Kittens Stamp Set, Love & Meows Paper Pad and Heart Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
I had so much fun making these and coloring the kittens in different colors! I hope you enjoyed this project today!  I'm sure these little treats will make someone smile!
Valentine Kitten Treat Toppers by Jennifer Jackson | Smitten Kittens Stamp Set, Love & Meows Paper Pad and Heart Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

The next stop on the hop is Donna Idlet! Make sure you hop through all the blogs listed at the end of this post and leave a comment for a change to win :)



Sweet Treats SALE!

As an extra treat to you, we are celebrating with a SALE! 
Use code TREAT to receive 15% off your order this weekend! 
Now through Monday, February 6th at www.newtonsnookdesigns.com



Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!
Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs online shop?
We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!


Here's how to win! Sweet Treats Blog Hop Prizes!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, February 5th at 9 pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, February 6th.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Birthday Card and Bookmark for a Dog Lover by Zsofia Molnar

Birthday Card and Bookmark for a Dog Lover by Zsofia Molnar | Dog Silhouettes Die Set, A Dog's Life Paper Pad, Birthday Party Paper Pad, Frames & Flags Die Set and Fancy Edges Tag Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Birthday Card and Bookmark for a Dog Lover!

Today we are sharing an adorable birthday creation by Zsofia that is perfect for a dog lover!

For this fun card, she knew her card recipient loved dogs so she created a custom dog themed greeting.  She started by die cutting the dachshund silhouette using our Dog Silhouettes Die Set. She then cut out a tag using our Fancy Edges Tag Die Set. This fun tag die set includes options to create borders and pieces to go around the hole of the tag and she added those fun elements, using the dog themed paper for the top border from our A Dog's Life Paper Pad. So fun! 

She added the dog onto the tag, pairing him with some balloons cut out of glittery papers. She layered it over a fun red balloon background paper that was cut out from our Birthday Party Paper Pad using our Frames & Flags Die Set. She also used the Frames & Flags Die Set to cut out a little blue banner and added the "Happy Birthday" onto the banner using a sentiment stamp from our Birthday Oval Stamp Set.
Birthday Card and Bookmark for a Dog Lover by Zsofia Molnar | Dog Silhouettes Die Set, A Dog's Life Paper Pad, Birthday Party Paper Pad, Frames & Flags Die Set and Fancy Edges Tag Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
To make this project even more fun, she created a coordinating bookmark for the recipient. She cut out the bookmark and paw print using our Bookmark Die Set. Then she added on the same dachshund die cut from our Dog Silhouettes Die Set and cut out letters to spell a name using our Essential Alphabet Die Set.
Birthday Card and Bookmark for a Dog Lover by Zsofia Molnar | Dog Silhouettes Die Set, A Dog's Life Paper Pad, Birthday Party Paper Pad, Frames & Flags Die Set and Fancy Edges Tag Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
The opposite side of the bookmark features a fun dachshund themed paper pattern to match, also from our A Dog's Life Paper Pad. What a fun project!

Isn't it neat how you can customize a project to work perfectly for the recipient? We hope this has given you some ideas and that you try to customize cards (or bookmarks) of your own! 

You can find more of Zsofia's creations and say hello to her over at her blog, Safsafdesign.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Love You 2 Bits card by Tina Herbeck

Love You 2 Bits | Valentine Robot Dog & Cat Card by Tina Herbeck | Love Bots Stamp Set, Love & Woofs Paper Pad, Heart Frames Die Set, Framework Die Set and A7 Frames & Banners Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Love you 2 BITS!!

Both cat and dog lovers will smile when they see this adorable Valentine by Tina featuring robot versions of our favorite pets! 

To create this fun card Tina stamped and colored the robot dog and cat from our Love Bots Stamp Set. She used neutral grays to color these pals, making them look like metal robots. The images were cut out using the coordinating Love Bots Die Set

For her card, she choose a piece of patterned paper from our Love & Woofs Paper Pad that has hearts and paw prints to fit the theme. She cut it out using our Framework Die Set to give it a fun postage edge. She also cut out a heart using out Heart Frames Die Set . She added fun texture to the heart by using our Tumbling Hearts Stencil to dry emboss a texture of small hearts. She added a bit of light ink blending to help make the little hearts appear and then layered that on top of the patterned background. She added the two robot pals and a few enamel hearts too. Below the friends she added the sentiment "Love you 2 BITS" from the Love Bots Stamp Set, embossing it in white onto a skinny banner that was cut out using our A7 Frames & Banners Die.

Love You 2 Bits | Valentine Robot Dog & Cat Card by Tina Herbeck | Love Bots Stamp Set, Love & Woofs Paper Pad, Heart Frames Die Set, Framework Die Set and A7 Frames & Banners Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Wouldn't this Valentine be so fun to receive in the mail? 
To see more amazing cards by Tina, you can visit her blog, The Scrappin Rabbit! \

Friday, January 27, 2023

Valentine's Day Banner by Ellen Haxelmans

 

Valentine's Day Banner!

Today Ellen is sharing a fun way to decorate for Valentine's Day with a heart shaped Banner!! 

The hearts on the banner are adorned with the sweet kitty images from our Smitten Kittens Stamp SetCaptivated Kittens Stamp Se and Knead Kittens Stamp Sets and she uses sentiments from our Heartfelt Love Stamp Set. She also includes pretty papers from our Love & Chocolate Paper Pad and cut out circles and banners using our Circle Frames Die SetA7 Frames & Banners Die Set and Banner Trio Die Set.

Here are a couple more photos of the banner:
Valentine's Day Heart Banner by Ellen Haxelmans | Smitten Kittens Stamp Set, Heartfelt Love Stamp Set, Heart Frames Die Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Love & Chocolate Paper Pad by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Valentine's Day Heart Banner by Ellen Haxelmans | Smitten Kittens Stamp Set, Heartfelt Love Stamp Set, Heart Frames Die Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Love & Chocolate Paper Pad by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Are you smitten with this project? Read on to get tips from Ellen on how she created it!

Here is a tutorial  from Ellen on how to create this Valentine Banner:
Valentine's Day Heart Banner by Ellen Haxelmans | Smitten Kittens Stamp Set, Heartfelt Love Stamp Set, Heart Frames Die Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Love & Chocolate Paper Pad by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

  • (Left photo above): First I die cut all stamps and shapes. I used the Circle Frames Die Set and Heart Frames Die Set for the hearts and circles. I also used the Banner Trio Die Set and the A7 Frames & Banners Die Set  for the banner shapes.

  • (Center photo above): I wanted text on all white hearts. To have some differentiation I changed the layout a little. On the one you can see on the 2nd picture, I layered a heart on top of the heart. I embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder using the Heartfelt Love Stamp Set. The banners are from the A7 Frames & Banners Die Set. The heart is the smallest scalloped die from the Heart Frames Die Set. The tiny colored heart is from the Smitten Kittens Stamp Set.

  • (Right photo above): On the other white hearts I simply stamped other sentiments on the same banners. The fact that the banners on the second picture are smaller, is because I cut them twice.
Valentine's Day Heart Banner by Ellen Haxelmans | Smitten Kittens Stamp Set, Heartfelt Love Stamp Set, Heart Frames Die Set, Circle Frames Die Set and Love & Chocolate Paper Pad by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


We hope you enjoyed this fun project by Ellen today and are inspired to decorate your space for Valentine's Day!  To see more creations by Ellen, you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Valentine's Day Shaker Card by Amanda Wilcox

 Valentine's Day Shaker Card by Amanda Wilcox | Heartfelt Love Stamp Set, Heart Frames Die Set, Oval Frames Die Set and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Valentine Shaker!

Today we are a gorgeous Valentine shaker card by Amanda that perfect for sending to a special loved one!

She started out by stamping the image a heart filled with smaller patterned hearts from our Heartfelt Love Stamp Set. She colored all the little hearts in reds, pinks and browns to mimic a box of chocolates! So yummy. Then she turned the image into a shaker shape by cutting it out with the Heart Frames Die Set and cutting a second heart frame and acetate window using the same die. She filled the shaker with tiny seed beads for a fun effect!  
Valentine's Day Shaker Card by Amanda Wilcox | Heartfelt Love Stamp Set, Heart Frames Die Set, Oval Frames Die Set and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
She added the sentiment "xoxo", also from the Heartfelt Love Stamp Set, embossed in white onto a small oval that was cut out using our Oval Frames Die Set. What a fun special touch! She kept the card base simple with a red textured paper. She added the scalloped edge by using our Frames & Flags Die Set. She also added a bit of white paint splatters for a fun finishing touch! Keeping the background simple really lets that shaker shape pop out! 
Valentine's Day Shaker Card by Amanda Wilcox | Heartfelt Love Stamp Set, Heart Frames Die Set, Oval Frames Die Set and Frames & Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
We hope you have enjoyed this lovely 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!