Newtons Nook Designs

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 3 – Fall Friends + Coordinating Dies and Heartfelt Gourds

Welcome back for day 3 of reveal week over at Newton’s Nook Designs and I’m so excited to share a ton of inspiration with you this week! Today we are showcasing the Fall Friends stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the Heartfelt Gourds stamp set (that works with the Heart Frames & Banner Trio Dies). Here’s how I was inspired!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, mostly because I love all things pumpkin, except PSL, can’t stand that one LOL. So you can only imagine my excitement when I saw the Heartfelt Gourds stamp set!

Best things about fall crafting is pumpkins AND Kraft paper!! So of course I had to combine them both on to my first card using the Heartfelt Gourds stamp set! To create this card I started by stamping the Heartfelt Gourds image with brown ink on to craft paper using a stamp positioner. After coloring it, I stamped it again with watermark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder, and die cut it using the largest scallop heart from the Heart Frames Die Set.

I adhered it on to an A2 card front cut from pattern paper, and die cut the word “fall” from the Fall Friends coordinating die set, from the same pattern paper, along with a mini heart. I embossed the “Fall is calling” sentiment from the Heartfelt Gourds stamp set, and cut off the “fall” and trimmed it down to a strip, and added it to the card using some foam tape.

For my second card, I used the Fall Friends stamp set to create a simple scene card. Since the image from the stamp is so detailed, it’s basically as scene! I stamped it with brown ink on to some Kraft paper and colored it using alcohol markers. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the set on to banner die cut from the Banner Trio Die Set.

I finished off the card, by creating a inked background similar to a fall sun set, and added clouds using the Petite Clouds stencil and some texture paste. Once the paste dried I added the colored image along with the sentiment banner, and a few jewels.

 Would you like to win the “Fall Friends” or the “Heartfelt Gourds” Stamp Set? 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

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

Pretty Pink Posh

PNW Coast Inspired Card | Pretty Pink Posh

We spent 4th July weekend on the islands west of Seattle, and as soon as I saw the lighthouse in Port Townsend, I thought about the Pretty Pink Posh Nautical stamp set, and knew I had to use it to create the scene!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you have probably seen as shift in my card making style! I have been trying to make more scene-critter cards and it’s been fun!

To make this card, I started by coloring the boat and lighthouse from the Nautical stamp set, and cutting it out with the coordinating dies. I also stamped and colored some clouds, and the sun from the Fly a Kite stamp set, and cut them out to using the coordinating dies.

Next I inked up two pieces of paper, one with brown ink for the sand, and the second with blue ink to create the water/sea. I added water splatters, along with some black paint splatters to add some depth to the paper. Once it dried, I die cut the brown piece using the Stacked Edge 1 dies, and the water with of the the Stitched Waves dies.

Last piece of the scene was the sky which I create by lightly inking up the card front with some light blue ink, and then dry embossing it with on of the Layered Cloud Stencils, cause you cannot have a PNW sky without some clouds!

I assemebled the card with some glue and foam tape to add dimension, and finished off my stamping the sentiment from the Nautical stamp set, along with some of the birds that I colored in with a black marker.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you were inspired to create something! Make sure to tag me @everydayengineered and @prettypinkposh on Instagram and join the Facebook group so that we can see what you have created! 

Happy Crafting!

mama elephant

Out of this World | Mama Elephant

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to be sharing this card today, finally! It’s been sitting in draft mode for a while (I created it for a friends baby!), and I figured now it’s the perfect time to share it for the Mama Elephant guest design call.

If you have noticed (especially on my Instagram) I have been creating lots of scene and CAS cards! It’s been so much fun working with stamps that are not floral! There’s so much potential out there! And when it comes to scene cards, I have been loving sea and space themed cards! I have a bunch on them waiting in my cart too!

To create this card, I started by stamping and coloring (with copics) all the images from the Little Agenda Spaceship stamp set, and cut them out using the coordinating dies.

Next I created to galaxy backgrounds on A2 sized card fronts using distress oxide inks. I won’t do into details as there’s no need for me to reinvent the wheel, but long story short, I ink blended darker shades of yellow, purple and blue randomly and cover the whole sheet with Black Soot Distress Ink. To add some dimension and add some “stars” I splattered both the sheets with water and silver paint.

I attached one of the galaxy panels to an A2 top folded card base, and die cut the second one with the Six Window Cover die using foam tape, to create windows for the name of the baby I was giving this to. I used the CZ design All Caps No 1 dies cut the letters from silver card stock, and added them in the windows.

Lastly I added all the die cut colored images, some with liquid glue and some with foam tape to add dimension.

As mentioned before I am adding this as an entry to the #MamaElephantCD2021Call! You can find my first entry here.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are every inspired by work you can copy away! If you do share on social media, please tag me so that I can see! 

Happy Crafting

mama elephant, Pretty Pink Posh

Winter scene card | Mama Elephant

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! For once I’m not too excited about the short week, as I keep thinking it’s Monday and I have wayyy to many things to get done! And of course I am procrastinating by editing pictures and writing this blog! But I couldn’t let the chance to guest design for Mama Elephant pass me by!

For today’s card I pulled out some older winter themed stamp sets, inspired by all the “Christmas in July” posts that I have been seeing lately!

I’ve recently been loving creating scene cards with critters and these animal friends on the sledge are the cutest! I stamped and colored the image from the Dashing thru the Snow using zig real brush markers and cut it out using the coordinating dies.

To create the scene, I started by dry embossing an A2 piece of white card stock using the Snowflakes Stencil and die cut a window from it using the Window Frames Die. Next I stamped and colored the mountains and evergreen images from the Scene Builder stamp set and cut them out using the coordinating dies. Lastly before assembling the card, I added some “snow’ using a snow pen and glitter on the trees.

I started to assemble the card on some light blue cardstock as the sky (you can also use an ink blended panel) and first added the mountains and trees, layered to peak through the die cut window. Next I added the embossed card front with the die cut window with some foam tape. Lastly I added the little critters and finished off with a sentiment strip using the Simple Sentiments stamp set.

As mentioned before I am adding this as an entry to the #MamaElephantCD2021Call!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are every inspired by work you can copy away! If you do share on social media, please tag me so that I can see!

Happy Crafting!

Newtons Nook Designs

Gnome Garden | Crafty Meraki & Newton’s Nook Design Collabation

Good morning and Happy Friday! Popping in bright and early to let you know that there is Instagram Hop (with prizes!) hosted by Crafty Meraki and Newton’s Nook Designs.

I’ve recently been creating scene cards and enjoying it! Pair it with my first love, shaker cards and the you got the best kind of card! And let’s throw in some gnomes for added cuteness!

To create this card, I started by die cutting the View from my Window slimline die from Crafty Meraki and backed it with acetate, and added foam tape to create the shaker. Then I die cut a backer for the shaker and inked the areas that would peak through using the Petite Clouds Stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs and blue ink. I stamped and colored all the images from the Gnome Garden stamp set and die cut it using the coordinating dies. Last part of the scene was die cutting and inking up the grass, using the Land Border die set.

Before assembling the shaker, I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set onto the card front and added the grass strips. I filled the shaker windows with blue seed beads before sticking it to the backing. Lastly I added the colored die cuts to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I make sure to hop along and see what everyone else created! I hope that you have a fun and crafty weekend! Keep cool!

Happy Crafting!

Newtons Nook Designs

Retiring Products Week Feature – Day 5 | Newton’s Nook Designs

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 Newton’s Nook Designs Design Team has been 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 Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more fun inspiration!

I’ve recently been enjoying making scene cards, and sea critters are my current fav! So I jumped at the chance to play with the Narly Mermaids stamp set. I stamped one of the mermaids, along with a few fish using alcohol friendly ink. After coloring the images, I die cut them using the coordinating dies.

To create the background, I dry embossed with the Tropical Fish Stencil and added a sentiment on a banner from the banner trio die set. And lastly I added a few jewels to finished off the card.

If you are into sea critters then this is the perfect set for you! 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!

Also don’t forget to sign up for the Newton’s Nook Designs newsletter if you want more inspiration for sea themed cards!

Happy Crafting!

Newtons Nook Designs

Newton’s Nook Design and Therm O Web collaboration

Happy Friday! This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web partnered for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams have be sharing ways to add use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps, dies and stencils! There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

Today I’m sharing a pair of fun cards showing you how to use 2 different Therm O Web products to enhance your cards.

I combined multiple Therm O Web products, along with some of my favorite Newton’s Nook Designs stamps and stencils to create these cards.

For my first card, I started by adding Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo to some white card stock using the Petite Clouds Stencil and letting it dry. Once it was dry to the touch, I layered it with Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets, Blue Sky and ran it through my mini minc machine. I love the finished look so much and even the negetive piece looks like it can be used (so of course I saved it!)

To create the scene, I layered an ink blended hill and grass die cuts, and added colored images from the following sets; Puppy Friends and Gnome Garden stamp sets.

For my second card, I stamped and colored one of my favorite stamps, Heartfelt Roses with copic markers and die cut is using the larger scallop heart from Heart Frames Die Set, I also die cut the smaller scallop heart, stamped a sentiment from the Puppy Friends stamp set, and added a little purple ink to make it pop.

Lastly I added it to a Deco Foil Toner Card Fronts – Dainty Hearts that I foiled using the Deco Foil Transfer Sheets – Prince Periwinkle. It hard to photograph the shine, but it looks amazing in real life!

Would you like to win a $40 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog for a chance to win! Both companies will be giving away a prize this week! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Happy Crafting!