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Retiring Products | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Tuesday! Life happened yesterday and I didn’t get to finish this card to share with y’all!

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! My “official” post is Friday but I wanted to come on here and share earlier incase some of the stamps sell out! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

To create my card today, I started by stamping the floral wreath from the Happy Little Thoughts with light brown ink onto heavy weight white card stock. I colored it using copics, and then stamped it again and embossed it using rose gold embossing powder. I fussy cut the image and stamped the sentiment from the Peony Blooms stamp set using pink ink.

To finish the card, I inked up a piece of vellum using the Petite Flowers Stencil and white pigment ink. I let it dry for a while before adding the rest of the elements.

Once the vellum dried, I added a strip cut from scrap paper using a banner die from the  Bookmark Die Set, added the colored image with foam tape, and finished off with some jewels!

And before I forget, the colors on this card were inspired by the current Inky Paws Challenge!

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!

I hope these cards inspire you to create something spring themed! Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

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Get Cracking on Christmas | Newton’s Nook Designs

Woah, twice in one day! Well I made a card for #getcrackingonChristmas for Jenn Shurkus‘ monthly challenge and I couldn’t wait till next month, so here we are during nap time, racing against the clock to share this card!

I didn’t know where to start when I sat down to create this card, and then went through my “new” thought process to “get in the mood!”, and I’ll share with y’all too incase you need to find your mojo:
1. When to post? This was easy as get cracking on Christmas is every third Thursday of the month, this gave me a “deadline” of sorts.
2. Theme? Basically what stamp set I should use, I wanted to use on that I hadn’t inked up yet as part of my buy less, use more challenge! But I found like a dozen unused holiday stamps, oops. Then I stumbled upon Claire’s Card On Christmas Card Challenge and used her monthly theme of “Santa” as my starting point, and inked up this Dear Santa stamp from Newton’s Nook Designs.
3. Layout? Since my stamp was from Newton’s Nook Designs, I figured I would just check out there challenge blog, Inky Paws Challenge and found it was a sketch one! So, that’s what I used!
4. Color Scheme? well the stamp matched this pattern paper and I just took that as a sign!

Okay, enough about getting my mojo back! If you are here to create this card, then let’s get started. I stamped the image of Santa holding the presents from the Dear Santa, and colored it in using copic markers to match a scrap piece of pattern paper from the Meowy Christmas Paper Pad, and die cut it using the coordinating dies.

Next I die cut a banner from the Frames & Flags Die Set from green card stock and embossed a sentiment in white from the Snow Much Cheer stamp set. I also embossed an A2 size card front of the same green card stock using the Holiday Foliage Stencil. Lastly, I die cut the patten paper using a stitched rectangle from the Frames & Flags Die Set. Once I layered all the pieces together, I added some jewels to finish off my card.

Copic Combos : B00, 02; R27, 29; Y13; C00, 1, 3, 5, 7; E11, 13

If you made it this far, thank you! If you are inspired by any of my work please tag me on Instagram as I would love to see your recreation!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Books, Coffee and Snowfall | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Friday crafty friends! Hope you’re all having a great start to the new year. Popping in this Friday to share my first Newton’s Nook Designs card as them as part of their design team this year. Chase card is inspired by unusually, unexpected levels of snowfall in the Northwest this past December. We did not have a white Christmas, but we had lots of snow to make up for it through New Year’s.

To create this card I started by stamping the image of the girl from the Sips & Stories Stamp Set and colored it using copic markers (R05, 08, 14, 17, 22; Y15, 35; B02, 05; C00, 5, 7; E13, 15, 27, 34, 37, 57, 59) and die cut it using the coordinating  Sips & Stories Die Set

Next I created the card front using the Serene Stripes Stencil to dry emboss the striped pattern, and die cut a window from the panel to create a shaker using the Snow Globe Shaker Die Set.

Next, I created the shaker using distress oxide inks in Kitsch Flamingo and Salvaged Patina, and added glitter accents using the Petite Snow Stencil, and filled it with some clay confetti pieces.

Lastly, I embossed the “I’m so glad that you’re part of my story” which is embossed in gold onto black cardstock and fussy cut before adding it to my card front. 

I hope these cards inspire you to create something winter themed! Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

P.S. Linking this to the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge, Snowflakes.

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Halloween Inspiration Week – Day 4 | Newton’s Nook Designs

This week Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

For my card, I decided to use the Trick or Treat Kittens stamp set, cause who can resist this cute images!

I started by stamping the two images from the Trick or Treat Kittens stamp set on to heavy weight card stock using copic friendly ink and colored them in using copic markers, and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

Copic Combo : N0, C1, 3, 5, 7; E15, 37; YR00; Y15, 17; V15, 17; B00, 02; YG06, 23

Next I created the inked background using distress oxide ink (chipped sapphire, seedless preserves, ripe persimmon, and wild honey). Then I splattered it with water, black and white paint for some added depth.

Copic Combo : 0; N0; C5, 7; YR04, 14, 15; Y15, 17; YG06, 23; BV04, 08; E57, 59

Once I went to assemble the card, I found that the colored images were getting lost on the inked background, so I die cut stitched squares using the Slimline Frames and Windows Die Set and used them as a background instead. I almost embossed a sentiment from the same Trick or Treat Kittens stamp set on to the third square. I added the squares to the inked background and finished off the card with some jewels to match the ink colors.

Don’t forget to visit the Halloween Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs and get your favorites for creating cute and spooky Halloween crafts!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

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Newton’s Nook Designs 8 Year Celebration + New Cupcake Themed Products and Sale!

Today I am excited to be part of  the 8 year anniversary celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs! To celebrate this awesome milestone, Newton’s Nook Designs has released adorable new cupcake themed products, which I will be sharing on my projects today. There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

I’m always a sucker for a birthday themed release, so of course I was super excited about these cupcake theme products, released to celebrate Newton’s Nooks Designs 8th birthday!

For my first card, I inked up an A2 piece of card stock using the new, Cupcake Stencil Set. I used brown ink for the first layer, rainbow colors for the second and red and white pigment ink for the third. I loved the look so much I didn’t want to take too much away from it, so I die cut two balloons, one from pattern paper and a second from vellum using the Balloon Shaker Die Set. I heat embossed a sentiment in white from the Uplifting Wishes stamp set. I layered the balloons that that sentiment is more visible and attached it to the card, and drew in the string using a black marker and added a few jewels to finish off the card.

For the second card, I decided to try dry embossing with a layered stencil and it worked (I only did the first two layers)! So that’s the based of this card. Next I inked up the same two layers of the Cupcake Stencil with orange and pink ink and cut it to create a panel to add on the card base. Then I colored the image from Newton’s Cupcake stamp set and colored Newton and the cake-frosting with copic markers, and die cut it using the coordinating dies. I paper pieced. The cupcake liner with some pattern paper and added the sentiment on it. I offset it on the card base with foam tape and added clay confetti onto the frosting, cause you can’t celebrate without sprinkles!

For my last card, I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting the image from Newton’s Cupcake stamp set using copic markers and the coordinating dies. Similar to the previous card, I paper pieced the cupcake liner and this time heat embossed the sentiment onto it using white embossing powder and added clay confetti to the frosting. I finished off the card with some pattern paper as the base, and the Birthday Roundabout stamp embossed in white on some blue card stock, die cut with the largest scalloped circle from the Circle Frames Die Set, layered on it before adding the colored image with some foam tape!

If you made it all the way here, thank you! I really appreciate it and also wanted to let y’all know that all these new products are for sale in the Newton’s Nooks Designs Shop!

Would you like to win a $50 store credit to the Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop? We will choose TWO lucky winners! 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 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 Monday, July 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, July 20th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Lastly! What’s a party without a party favor! There’s a sale for 15% off of ALL products in the Newton’s Nooks Designs Online Shop!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

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Shell-ebrate! | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Tuesday! We are hopefully at the tail end of a heat wave here in the PNW so we’ll be ‘shell-ebrating as soon as we aren’t boiling! I did manage to finish reading a book and make a card while staying at home!

I love combining old and new products when making cards, here I paired the newly released Seashell Roundabout stamp set with the retiring Narly Mermaids Stamp Set, coordinating Narly Mermaids Die Set and the Tropical Fish Stencil (which are on sale!! So its a great time to add to cart!).

To create this card, I started by dry embossing the Tropical Fish Stencil on to the card base. Next I heat embossed in white, the Seashell Roundabout image and ink blended with blue and die cut it into a square. I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set onto a stitched rectangle die cut and ink blended it with the same blue as the previous piece. Lastly, I copic colored the narwhale and the fishes from the Narly Mermaids Stamp Set, die cut them using the coordinating Narly Mermaids Die Set. and added some jewels as a finishing touch!

I hope this card inspires you to create something! Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

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Layers of Butterflies | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Tuesday! I’m finally sharing a NON Eid card! Don’t worry, there’s plenty of Eid inspiration over on my Instagram! Today’s card is using some of my favorite Newton’s Nook Design products, the Heartfelt Butterflies along with the Butterflies Stencil Set.

To create this card I started with a A2 piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and the solid layer of the Butterflies Stencil Set, and inked it up using Distress Oxides (in Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet). I lined up and added the second layer of the stencil and added the details using white pigment ink. Make sure to set it aside to dry for a bit!

Now with the background drying, I heat embossed the image from the Heartfelt Butterflies stamp set with gold embossing powder on to vellum, and die cut it using the largest scallop heart from the Heart Frames Die Set. Lastly I heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set on to a die cut from the Banner Trio Die Set.

I hope this card inspires you to create something for spring! Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

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Peony Friendship Card | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Thursday! For the first time in FOREVER I have weekend plans, A LOT of them! So keeping this short so I can go and tackle my LONG to do list and getting straight to the card!

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love embossing and florals! Meaning I’m super excited about spring and creating with ALL the florals stamps!! For this card, I used the Peony Blooms Stamp Set from Newton’s Nook Designs. I stamped the images with a light brown ink, colored with copic markers (RV14-13-10, YG23-13-03) and then stamped with watermark ink and embossed in gold. Since I don’t have the Peony Blooms Die Set I fussy cut the images.

So create the background I used the Bold Blooms Stencil to dry emboss an white A2 card base. Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set on to a banner die cut from the Frames & Flags Die Set. And of course I finished off with some jewels!

I hope this card inspires you to create something for spring! Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

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Inky Paws Challenge #144 | Newton’s Nook Designs

It’s time for some Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration! I’ve got three cards to share today, so let’s get too it! The current Inky Paws Challenge is a sketch challenge, so of course I played with it!

For my first card, I went with a CAS style, something that I usually don’t do. I’m all about the layers, foam tape and sequins!

Copic Combo : YG23-13-03, R29-27-RV25

I decided to use my first Newton’s Nook Design stamp (now retired), that I stamped the rose and leaves, colored in with copics and fussy cut. Then I stamped and embossed the Heartfelt Roses image, and die cut it with the largest scallop heart from the Heart Frames Die Set. Lastly I die cut a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set once from white cardstock, and secondly from pattern paper.

Finally I assembled the card with the heart die cut off set and using foam tape on the rose to add a little dimension and I had to add a few sequins! Is this a CAS card? Let me know in the comments!

For my second card, I rotated the sketch to make a landscape card!

Distress oxides : abandoned coral, spice marmalade, scattered straw. Copic Combos : R20, E57, E55-43-42

I started by ink blending the Petite Flowers Stencil onto an A2 piece of paper. I stamp and colored the image from the Newton’s Mug, colored Newton using copics and die cut it using the coordinating die. Then I paper pieced the mug from some scrap pattern paper. Lastly I diecut a pair of banners from the Banner Trio Die Set, embossing a sentiment from Birthday Roundabout on to one of them. I ended by ink blending the same colors as the stencil on to the banners.

To finish of the card, I added the mug image with foam tape on top of the layered banner, and of course added some sequins!

And … here’s my third card! I personally didn’t love it, but I wanted to post to show that not all cards are “perfect”!

Copic Combos : B05-02-00, R29-27, E37-27, V17-15

But you can’t get to perfect without practice! So go and create! Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Watercolored background | Inky Paws Challenge

Why, hello there! Am I back with a third card for an Inky Paws Challenge! When was the last time that happened!

This card falls under my five min cards! I started by trimming down some water color paper to be 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Then I stamped and embossed the Spring Roundabout stamp, offset on two corners of the card front with white embossing powder.

After heat setting it, I smooshed some distress inks (shaded lilac, twisted citron and squeezed lemon) on to some scrap acetate, sprayed it with water and rubbed the watercolor paper onto it. Next time I won’t used shades of yellow and green that are so close as its hard to see the difference! I finished off the card with a sentiment from the same set embossed in gold on to a black banner cut using the banner trio die cut set.

I hope this card inspires you to create something for the Inky Paws Challenge, there’s still a day to go! Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana