Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited that it is that time of the month again when we start the new release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! Just get ready for a lot of fabulous new stuff! Today the Design Team showcases 2 new critter sets: Paw-some Birthday for the dog lovers and Newton’s Birthday Trio for the cat fans. Aren’t they adorable? All the new products will be available on Friday, 15th March!

There is a gorgeous new stencil this month too:

Here are the cards I created for today:


If you follow me you know how much I love stencils. So I took a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress inks at a diagonal, with a light hand. Then I added the same inks through the Balloons stencil with an ink blending tool and before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

While the background was drying I stamped and coloured the kitties with Copic markers. I used aqua, green and blue for the accessories to match the background. The kitties I coloured with light browns. Here is a pic of the colours I used:

I used the coordinating die to cut the kitties out and ran the stenciled panel with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frames and flags die set. I also cut a green cardstock piece with this die and cut grass with a Land border die from it.

I assembled the scene on kraft cardstock, popped up the kitties with 3D foam squares and embellished the card with clear jewels from Studio Katia. I also added clear shimmer with my Tonic Aqua shimmer pen to the accessories and coated them with a layer of glossy accents.


For my second card I created the same background just in a vertical form. I love how the stencil works in both directions.

I used the same markers to colour the dog with the huge pile of presents, and cut him out with the coordinating die. Notice that the die cuts the little holes between toe presents and the dog, i love these tiny details! Adds so much to a card design!

The scene i built the same way like on my previous card, just added die cut white letters (Essential Alphabet die) to the top to spell HELLO. I stamped a sentiment under it in black.

After mounting the die cut image with 3D foam squares, I used my shimmer pen on the presents and added glossy accents here and there to make them shiny and more dimensional.


Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birthday Trio” or the “Paw-some Birthday” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!  Here is 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed what you saw today and will hop along. Please make sure to come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,



32 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 1

  1. OOoohhhhh…. Both your cards are really Pawesome!! 😀 Love, love, love them, there are a lot of beautiful details here and the cute kitties and doggie make me smile so much! 🙂 Fabulous colouring too!


  2. Great new products. I love blue and green so that really had my attention. Your coloring skills are grand. These are fun new products. We always need birthday cards.


  3. I like the way you kept the gifts of the same color scheme, sort of. And the dog is really cute. Anyone who has ever had a wonderful dog will love this.


  4. Such pretty cards! Love the blue & green color scheme that you used! I am really drawn to it because those are my favorite colors!


  5. Well, I love those cards! Especially the kitties – just love the color choices on that one, it’s perfect 🙂


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