Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – BLOG HOP

Hello Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the last few days when we revealed the fabulous July release at Newton’s Nook Designs. All the new stencils, stamps and dies are available already in their online store and they have an anniversary sale too this weekend.

Today we have a special Blog Hop with fantastic giveaways, so make sure you read through till the end. For this special occasion I created a fun interactive summer card.

First I stamped and coloured the surfing kitty from Newton’s Perfect wave. I used Copic markers to add colour and die cut it with the coordinating die. I cut an extra piece from a scrap cardstock to make the image sturdier.

I also stamped the little fish from Scuba Newton, coloured them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. While I was already die cutting I cut the polaroid frames (Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Again) 3 times from white cardstock and adhered them together.

On the inner pieces I created my little scenes with Distress Oxide inks. On the bigger one I sponged Tumbled Glass on the top for the sky and Mermaid Lagoon through the Splashes &Waves stencil. On the smaller one I used Mermaid Lagoon and added waves with Blueprint Sketch through the Clouds stencil turning it upside down.

For the background I chose a yellow patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and assembled the card. I stamped a sentiment on the bigger frame with black ink.

Then I adhered the fish with liquid glue, embellished them with glossy accents and added a few Chunky Confetti glitter from Studio Katia to look like bubbles.

Newton I popped up with a mini action wobble so he looks like trying to find his balance on the waves šŸ™‚ So fun!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 6 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 6 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win: comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 21 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 22 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!
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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked my funny wobbling kitty card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,


Super-sized hugs – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with a little sneak peek at the cute Super-sized stamp and die set from the fabulous July Release at Pink and Main – available on 20th July!

I love food themed sets and this one is super cute as you can stamp the funny faces on each. I stamped them all on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Tombow markers to add colour. Then I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also die cut a Stitched star from green cardstock and one from heavy weight vellum and used tiny drops of liquid glue at the stitch lines to adhere them together. In this way the glue doesn’t show through.

For the background of my card I chose a green gingham from the Something Whimsy paper pad and cut it down to cover the full front of an A2 sized card.

After heat embossing a sentiment with white embossing powder on a thin strip of black cardstock I arranged the die cut images and popped them up with 3D foam squares. The sentiment banner as well.

As a finishing touch I added some google eyes and glossy accents to the straw, mustard, tomato and the front of the french fries box. I added some white gel pen details and scattered some clear sequins all around.

I wish you like today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more! Until then, get your shopping list ready and happy crafting!


Combining dies – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a card idea where I combined different elements of the newly released die sets from LDRS Creative:Ā Practically OvalĀ andĀ Scalloped Rectangle FrameĀ to achieve a new look.

I started with die cutting the biggest rectangle die from a polka dot patterned paper from the Daisy Delight paper pad. I also die cut the stitched oval from white cardstock as my focal point.

Next I stamped a bunch of flowers from the Stinkin’ amazing stamp set with Raven Hybrid ink and coloured them with Tombow markers. I fussy cut them out and ran a black marker on the edges to make sure there are no imperfections.

I clustered them on the top of the white oval and used liquid glue to adhere them. I started from the sides and overlapped tiny the next flowers. The middle one I popped up with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment I took from the If friends were flowers stamp and die set. I die cut the Friend die from black cardstock and adhered it under the flower cluster and stamped the rest of the sentiment with Lipstick jungle Hybrid ink.

I adhered it all on a white card base and it was time for the finishing touches: I added some details with a white gel pen and used a black glaze pen to emphasize the black dots in the middle of the flowers. I glued a couple of black jewels in the centers and my card is finished.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will pop in again tomorrow for more. Until then, happy crafting!


Let’s make memories – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a clean and simple card for your best travel buddy made with some stamps and dies from Pink and Main. Be it your better half or a friend, this design will suit anyone. Such a nice way to say hi before a trip.

I started with stamping some of the smaller images from the Travel buddy stamp set, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I cut a strip of white cardstock to be 2,25*5,5 inches, stamped 2 of the sentiments from the set with brown ink and matted it first with a tiny wider aqua cardstock and then with dark brown. I love the layered look, so easy yet still effective!

For the background I chose a very summery wooden plank patterned paper from the gorgeous new The shore paper pad and adhered it to an A2 white card base.

I assembled the card using 3D foam squares to mount the coloured images. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents here and there and scattered some aqua jewels all around.

I hope you got inspired to use the smaller images from your stamp sets to create fun cards with! Until next time, happy crafting!


Beary great day! – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I have a beary sweet card for you today which I have made with goodies form the latest release at LDRS Creative.

I started with die cutting a rounded rectangle from alcohol ink friendly cardstock using the new Scalloped Rectangle die set.

With a bit of masking I created a little scene with the Beary Great Day stamp set. I stamped the honey mug with Raven Hybrid ink first, covered it with a mask I made with masking paper. Then I stamped the wooden spoon, covered it with a mask again and finally stamped the bear himself and the bees. I coloured the focal panel with Copic markers. I love how big the bear is, totally fills the panel!

There are so many dies in the Scalloped Rectangle die set, I wanted to use them for a layered look. So I die cut the scalloped rectangle from green cardstock and the fancy rectangle from dark brown. I layered them under the coloured panel and adhered it all to a yellow patterned paper I chose from the Puddle Jumper paper pad.

I did not leave space for the sentiment, but no worries! The die set had a tiny die which was a perfect base for the words I wanted to use. I die cut it first from kraft cardstock and then stamped the sentiment using Coffee Bean Hybrid ink.

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the nose of the bear and the honey spilling out of the mug. I also covered the wings of the bees with a clear shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle.

I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon,


LDRS Creative June Release _ Day 2

Hello again my dear friends,

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

Be ready for our amazing SUMMER CRITTERS collection! My oh my, this is probably one of our favorite releases EVER!
You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe).

First come the fabulous new stamp sets; Beary Great DaySpot On, both from the Polkadoodles line, and  Dill With It. If you saw these on HSN, you’ll be happy to know they’re now in our regular store: Happy Everything, Stinkin’ Amazing, Thank Ewe, Whale Wishes!

Tons of dies to create the perfect scenes: At The Beach Die, By the Sea Die, Here Comes The Sun Die Set, In A Cloudy Sky Die Set, In The Grass Die Set, Lil’ Pink Houses Die, Rainbow Bits Die Set.

And basic dies to meet all your papercrafting needs? We say YES to BASICS: Practically Oval Frame Set, Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set.

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!

Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on July 2, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new Summer Critters release*, including already discounted bundles and use code JUNE15
(*Coupon valid until July 1, 2019, midnight EST)


For today I brought you a stinkin’ cute card as we should express our love whenever possible. Right?

I started with stamping the skunks and the heart from the Stinkin’ Amazing stamp set, coloured them with my Copic markers and fussy cut them out strictly next to the black outline.

I selected a couple of patterned papers from the Daisy Delight paper pad and I die cut a fancy oval from on of them using the new Practically Oval die set. I also cut a strip from a green toned one and selected a striped one to be the background.

For the focal panel I chose a light grey cardstock and used another die from the Practically Oval die set. I arranged the coloured images and white heat embossed a sentiment on a thin strip of black cardstock.

After assembling the card I added tiny heart sequins around the skunks and covered the heart with glossy accents so it looks like an epoxy sticker. I finished the card with red and white twine.


Hop along and comment for a chance to win! Here is the full list for today:


I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will check back for some fun later too.

See you soon,


It’s 5 o’clock. Cheers! – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam back today with a very refreshing card I made with the newly released Happy Hour stamp set from Pink and Main. Isn’t it perfect for any summer birthdays? Even for guys. Or just because šŸ™‚ I love lemonade in the summer heat!

I started with a strip of Bristol Smooth cardstock and stamped couple of the drinks from the Happy hour stamp set with waterproof black ink. I coloured them with Tombow markers and stamped a sentiment on the top with black ink.

I also decided to add some Cheers! as well which I stamped in green around the glasses. I gave this panel a black mat and adhered it to a piece of green bouquet patterned paper from The Shore paper pad.

As a finishing touch I added some clear shimmer to the ice cubes and emphasized all the fruits with glossy accents.

I also added some yellow and green gems which add so much to the fresh look.

I hope you liked my card today and will check back later for more fun projects.

See you soon,