Welcome to Hogwarts – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good! 

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from our retiring list! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

My daughter turned 11 a few weeks ago and she is totally fond of Harry Potter. The challenge was given, I had to make her an invitation card to Hogwarts for her birthday. The owl with the letter from the Love Owl-ways stamp set was just perfect for this! So I stamped and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB4, EB3, EB2, EB1, TN1, TN05, OR1, OR05, DR3, BG2, BG05. I cut it out with the coordinating die.

Then I made an inkblended background using Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks. I added some water droplets and diluted ink spatters and let the panel dry. I used a die from Frameworks to cut it out.

While I was die cutting I also cut the sentiment “welcome to Hogwarts” from white cardstock using the Essential Alphabet die set. Then I assembed the card, popped up the owl with 3D foam squares and it was time for the finishing touches: a drop of glossy accents on the beak and heart.

I wish you liked my card today and will pop in again soon. Don’t forget to visit the Retiring Products Category to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!

See you,


School invitation

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in for the second time today to share quickly a card I made for my daughter’s favourite KG teacher. It is an invitation for an open day at school and Jana will deliver it in the morning. I hope the teacher will like it 🙂 I used the current MFT Sketch Challenge #354 as inspiration for the layout.

Here is the card:

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I started with stamping the blackboard from Lawn Fawn and the cute girl with the huge pencil (PI Straight to the point) on Copic Express it paper, coloured with Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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Then I white heat embossed the “Invitation” in Hungarian (Scrapfellow stamp) on the blackboard and printed the occasion and date on a red cardstock. I die cut it with a flag banner die and layered it under the heat embossed sentiment.

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To set the scene, I used warm grey toned patterned paper, and adhered the images. I added some Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accents to some of the details and 2 little white matte enamel dots to “hold” the banner in place.

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I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,