Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2


Hello Everyone,

I hope you have enjoyed yesterday’s reveals of the Holiday Release from Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we have even more fun for you, 2 extremely cute stamp sets with their coordinating dies:



All the new products will be available on 19/10/2018 at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store an other craft suppliers too.



For my card I created the background first by sponging Peacock Feathers Distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I made it lighter toward the bottom to have an ombre effect. Then I placed the new Music stencil over the panel and sponged more Peacock Feathers ink over it to get a textured, tone-on-tone background. hen it was dry, I die cut it with the postage stamp die from the Frameworks die set.


I stamped and coloured the singing kitties and mice on Copic friendly white cardstock, coloured them with alcohol markers an die cut them with their coordinating dies. To set the scene I also die cut a piece of white glitter paper with the postage stamp die to give the impression of snow.


I adhered the carolling critters on the snowy background using 3D foam squares. The sentiment is a die cut from red glitter cardstock, I used the Holiday greetings die set. 


As a finishing touch I added a bit of clear shimmer to the caps and scarves, emphasized some details with glossy accents and made the caps fluffy with a Marvy Snow Marker (I added a bit of liquid carefully and heated it with a heat gun until it puffed up).


My daughter is 7 years old and she loves cartoons. One of her favourites is the Barbie version of the Nutcracker story. I was smiling when I saw this stamp/die set as I knew I wanted to make a special shadow box card for her with it. For the technical part of how to make a shadow box card, I advise you to watch Jennifer McGuire’s tutorial.


I stamped, coloured and die cut all the images from The Nutcracker Squeak set, I used Copics to add colour. Then I made my shadow box card using white card stock. For the inside I die cut a stitched rectangle from some aqua patterned paper and die cut some pine trees from white cardstock using the Forest Scene builder set. I quickly added colour to them with my Copics, making sure to leave some white edges to have the illusion of snow on the trees. I also stamped a sentiment from the Sentiments of the Season stamp set.


I used the Land Border dies to cut a stitched slope from white glitter cardstock and adhered it to the background. I popped up my mice with thin foam squares on this. Then I added the little mouse girl and the trumpet on the second layer of my shadow box, finally I finished building the dimensional scene with the present and the drum being on the top layer.


I used my usual tricks to make the images even cuter: glossy accents, clear shimmer on the clothes, a black glaze pen on the eyes and white gel pen dots on the cheeks. I love that it looks like a little theatre scene!


The front of the card I kept simple. I had a stitched rectangle cut from the same patterned paper I used inside, matted with metallic red cardstock. I created a snow globe using the Snow Globe Shaker die set and specialty cardstocks.


I adhered it all flat and placed the ballerina mouse in the middle. I added a white embossed sentiment (from a new sentiment set which you will see in details soon) and a few snowflake sequins embellished with iridescent jewels.


Would you like to win the “Nutcracker Squeak” or the “Caroling Newton”  Stamp Sets? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! 

Here’s how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. 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 Thursday October 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar 

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like today’s inspiration and are excited about the new sets. Make sure to pop in tomorrow again for more fun product reveals! There is still plenty of cuteness coming!

See you,


48 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2

  1. How creative! Love how you used the new goodies in such unique and gorgeous ways! And you used my fav color combo for holiday cards – just stunning designs!!!


  2. Wow! Both of these cards are stunning! I love the color combo on the caroling card with the gorgeous pop of red on the sentiment! And the nutcracker card is so cool! I love how it opens up to reveal that scene inside! Gorgeous!
    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}


  3. All this cuteness overwhelms me! lol Soooo adorable and so creative.
    Love all the dimension on the first card as well as the teal & red color
    combo (my new Christmas favorite!).


  4. Your cards are always so amazing Zsofia! I love that shadow box card with the little mice. Both are sweet. Thanks for sharing.


  5. The stenciled music background couldn’t be more perfect with these cards and your interactive shadow box card just wows me! Beautiful coloring and design.

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  6. Love the teal/green color palette on your first card, the shadowbox specialness of your second mouse card and the snow globe ballerina in the third card!!! Such inspiration! Nice work 🙂

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