Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 4

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Hello Everyone,

Today is the last day of the sneak peaks of the Holiday Release at Newton’s Nook Designs. We saved the funniest and cutest for the last day, we are showcasing the Happy Howl-idays, Slothy Christmas stamp and die sets along with 2 punny new mini sets: Mistle Toad and Fleece Navidad.

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

SLOTHY CHRISTMAS

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I started with stamping and colouring the cute sloth from the Slothy Christmas set using Copic markers. I added some fur details with a grey pencil afterwards, and used a white gel pen to add some highlights. I used the coordinating die set to cut it out.

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I die cut a stitched rectangle from a striped patterned paper and backed it with a light blue cardstock. I die cut an oval window which I covered with pine branches (Pines and Holly die set)  die cut from green cardstock several times. I also die cut a bow from red glitter fun foam using the same die set.

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I used 3D foam tape to mount the frame and the sloth hanging with the help of a silver string. I stamped the sentiment under it with red ink. I covered the candy cane with glossy accents and added clear shimmer to the Santa hat. I also emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen.

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HAPPY HOWL-IDAYS

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I stamped, coloured and die cut the cute dogs with their coordinating dies. I love that the dies cut the little holes in between the 2 dogs, so it all looks so finished and worth the investment in the dies. Scissors would never do the same perfect cut!

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I wanted to create a nice snowy scene for my dogs so I ink blended a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with blues and pinks. I added Snowflake paste through the Petite Snow stencil and let it dry. I love this paste as it really looks like snow after drying.

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Meanwhile I die cut 3 birch trees using the Forest Scene Builder die set an also 2 grassy borders from glitter white cardstock using the Land border die set.

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I white heat embossed a sentiment on a strip of vellum and after assembling the scene, I wrapped it around the top part of the card. Then a bit of glossy accents on the antlers, white gel pen details on the cheeks and scarf and a bit of black gaze pen on the eyes.

MISTLE TOAD

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After stamping, colouring and die cutting this cutie, I decided to make a tag. I die cut a white tag with the Fancy Edges Tag die set, a reinforcer from red glitter cardstock and used a piece of patterned paper to cover the bottom part.

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I stamped the sentiment in black and used 3D foam squares to mount the image.

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I added glossy accents to the bow an berries, and a bit of clear shimmer to the leaves. I finished it off with a green-white twine.

FLEECE NAVIDAD

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My approach here was the same as with the cute frog: I wanted to make a tag. I used the same die set for the base, but different embellishments: patterned paper for the top and silver glitter paper to the bottom.

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I stamped, coloured and die cut the sheep, added it with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiment above it with red ink. I also stamped  the snowflake from the set with silver Delicata pigment ink. I added a white twine to it, glossy accents on the scarf and clear shimmer on the hat.

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I wanted to show you how you can turn a tag into a card as well so I made a duplicate of this tag and matted it with a red tag slightly off set before adding the twine. I chose a snowflake patterned paper as background and the card is ready. Easy-peasy and you have a matching card for your tag.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Slothy Christmas” or the “Happy Howl-idays”  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 picture heavy inspiration. The new release is going to be available as of tomorrow! Yay! Which ones will land in your shopping carts?

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2

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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:

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

CAROLING NEWTON

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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).

THE NUTCRACKER SQUEAK

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

GIVEAWAY

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,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 1

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Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you the first sneak peeks of the big holiday release from Newton’s Nook Designs! It is gonna be a fabulous week, full of great new stamps, dies and stencils. All new products will be available on 19th October 2018.

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Today we are showcasing the new Winter memories stamp and coordinating die set, along with 3 new and super unique stencils, the Forest Scene builder die set and the fantastic Holiday Greetings die set! So much fun for Day 1 already!

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For my card today I created a Distress Oxide background using Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean oxide inks. I always use Bristol Smooth cardstock as they blend like butter on this due to its special coating. I spritzed the panel with water, dabbed it off with a dry paper towel after 30secs and sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer spritz for a subtle sparkle. When the panel was dry, I added Ranger White Texture Paste through the Evergreens stencil and set it aside to dry. I made sure to wash my stencil immediately with soapy warm water.

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Meanwhile I stamped the cute images from the Winter memories stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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I love the little holes the dies cut in certain areas, such a great detail and make the images look so fancy!

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I used the Land border dies to cut two snowbanks from textured white cardstock and used 3D foam tape to adhere them to the dry stencilled background. I mounted the die cut images too and white heat embossed a sentiment on the top part of my scene.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Winter Memories”  Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 

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 you got into holiday mood. Make sure to pop in tomorrow again for more fun product reveals!

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

 

You are a deer!

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today with a cute fall card, perfect for anyone you want to say thank you to. My card features several stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs, I love to combine the newer sets with older ones for a different look.

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As always I started with stamping and colouring the images with Copics, I used the Deer friend and the new Harvest Tails sets. It is amazing how well these sets coordinate with each other! I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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Then I wanted to create a background for my scene. I die cut a stitched scalloped rectangle from light blue cardstock using the Frames and flags die set. I cut another peace from pale green too and used one of the Sky border dies to cut a bush.

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To give some interest and texture to the background, I stamped the words Thankful and Grateful from the Thankful thought stamp set with Sea Glass ink (Simon Says Stamp). It gave me a very subtle tone-on-tone look. I also stamped a sentiment from the Deer friend stamp set in black, to stand out.

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I assembled the card on a cream card base using liquid glue and 3D foam squares. I wanted a dimensional scene, so I added some more pumpkins here and there. I added glossy accents to their stems and emphasized the eyes of the deer with a black glaze pen.

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

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

STAMPtember Newton’s Nook Designs Collaboration

Hello Everyone,

 

Today Newton’s Nook Designs is featured on the Simon Says Stamp site with an EXCLUSIVE stamp set that was designed just for the 2018 STAMPtember celebration!

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You can purchase the new Hello Beautiful Stamp set on its own or together with its coordinating dies today at Simon Says Stamp. Remember, these items are ONLY available through Simon Says Stamp while supplies last!

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I brought you today a one layer card, which I made with this adorable stamp set.

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First I stamped the 2 dogs on a heavy weight A2 sized card base (I used Neenah Solar White 110lb) and created masks from masking paper to cover them. When they were covered, I sponged some Tumbled Glass Distress ink around them for the sky but with a very light hand. I also added some grass using a stencil from MFT.

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Before removing the mask I added some glimmer paste through the SSS Falling stars stencil. I washed the stencil immediately under running water with a scrub, not to allow the past to dry over it.

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I coloured the images with Copic markers and stamped the sentiments in the flags the dogs are holding. I also decided to stamp an extra line on a light blue banner which I matted with  black and white striped one for more interest.

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As a finishing touch I added a bit of clear shimmer with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to the collars and some glossy accents to the heart and the dogs’ noses. I also used a black glaze pen on their eyes to make them pop.

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I hope you liked today’s card and got inspired. If you like this stamp set, then hurry to Simon Says Stamp and buy it till you can. Usually STAMPtember exclusives sell out fast! Please also check what my wonderful Design Team mates have created with this darling set:

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs September Release – DAY 4

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Hello Everyone,

Today is the last day of the sneak peaks of the September release at Newton’s Nook Designs. We are featuring 2 cute and funny mini sets and their coordinating dies as well as a new essential sentiment set for the season.

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CARD #1

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I used the Pumpkin Patch stencil to make a simple thank you card. I added some Wild Honey distress ink lightly on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I temporarily taped down the stencil and added Carved Pumpkin distress ink. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it all with Tsukineko Shimmer mist. It gives a subtle shimmer to the pumpkins, I love this look so much!

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When it was dry, I die cut a rectangle from this panel and adhered it to a white scalloped rectangle (Frames and flags die set). The remaining frame of the die cut stencilled panel I adhered to a white card base as I wanted to use every single piece of this gorgeous background.

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I stamped the sentiment from the Thankful thoughts stamp set with black ink and added a few clear sequins as embellishments. I popped up this panel using 3D foam tape.

CARD #2

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I stamped and coloured the T-rex from the Tea-rex stamp set using Copic markers an die cut it with the coordinating die. I added some glossy accents to the tea cup and the dots on the dinosaur itself. I love to add these shiny parts to my images.

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I used an MFT Blueprints die set to cut all the design elements from patterned paper and coordinating cardstock scraps. The sentiment is white heat embossed on a thin strip of teal cardstock.

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As a finishing touch I added 2 little enamel hearts next to the focal panel.

CARD #3

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I started with die cutting the postage stamp edge die from the Frameworks die set from white Copic friendly cardstock. I stamped the sloth and the sentiment with black ink. I made a mask for the image and covered it before using the 2nd and 3rd generation stamping technique: I moved the paper tiny bit in between stampings to get the movement effect.

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When I was happy with the speed I achieved, I coloured the image with alcohol markers. I added some black and patterned paper banners to the bottom of the panel and adhered it all to a dark grey cardstock piece.

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Some white gel pen details and glossy accents finished off this funny card.

Would you like to win the “Thankful thoughts” Stamp Set?

We will choose ONE lucky winner for this 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 September 13th at 9pm EST to comment – winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 14th.

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 –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like the sneak peeks of the September Release of Newton’s Nook Designs. All products will be available tomorrow, 14/09/2018 in the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other big retailers.

See you soon with more fun projects!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs September Release – DAY 3

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Hello Everyone,

We are getting closer to Friday, 14/09/2018 when all new September sets will be available at Newton’s Nook Designs. But still some adorable new stamps are waiting to be revealed. Today the Design Team features Harvest Tail, the most adorable stamp set of this Fall.

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I started by stamping and colouring all the cute images with Copic markers and I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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I wanted to create a Fall forest scene and as I had so many images coloured, I ended up making 2 cards with the same layout. I just changed up the sentiment.

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So I did a bunch of die cutting: a stitched cloud backdrop (Lawn Fawn) from white cardstock, some trees (MFT Tree-mendous) from different shades of green and finally the grassy border.

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I arranged the stamped images on the created forest scenes and adhered them flat or with 3D foam tape (I used the one from Simon Says Stamp as it is so thin but still gives extra dimension).

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I also stamped the sentiments in black on the tops of the cards.

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To take the card designs to the next level, I added some Fall coloured sequins (Neat and Tangled). I also added Tonic Aqua clear shimmer to the pumpkins an some glossy accents to the stems and wheels. I also emphasized the eyes and noses of the critters with a black glaze pen, and added some freckles with a white gel pen to their cheeks.

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Would you like to win the “Harvest tails” Stamp Set?

We will choose ONE lucky winner for this 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 September 13th at 9pm EST to comment – winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 14th.

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 –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like todays inspiration and will come back tomorrow for the last sets to be revealed. All products will be available on Friday, 14/09/2018 in the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other big retailers.

See you,

Zsofi