Welcome to day 1 of the Holiday Release from Newton’s Nook Designs. I love holiday cards. Love them! They are some of my favorites to make and this week’s release is full of amazing products to use. I can hardly wait for you to see everything! We are starting off with two stamp sets and two stencils. Yes, I said starting off. Oh wow!!
The first set I get to show you today is called All Aboard For Christmas. It honestly does not get cuter than this! I just love how these little train cards can be mixed with the adorable contents to create fun combinations. I chose Santa’s train and then filled the cars with Newton and his reindeer friend. At first I was only going to do one car but I just could not stop coloring. So instead, I made a card that is 6″ x 4″ to accommodate the larger train. I chose my colors based on this designer paper from Stampin’ Up in classic Christmas colors so that I could make a coordinating envelope with my Envelope Punch Board for this non-standard card. And I didn’t have to leave off anything! Want to see the coloring closer?
If you love to color like I do, this is going to be a must have set. But this is only the beginning of the release. Because there is a fantastic sentiment set called Sentiments of the Season that is full of perfect outside and inside words for all your holiday cards. I am a sentiment hoarder (especially holiday ones) and this set made me jump for joy!
Just look at that pretty handwritten style on the Merry Christmas. Awesome! And the snowflakes, why yes you do spy one of the two new stencils. It is called Snowfall and it is great, don’t you think? I really wanted to show off the details of this stencil so I played around with a new to me product called Nuvo Gilding Flakes. They are pretty fun and I found that I could use them with my Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive. Super exciting for me to figure that out!! Want to see how I did it? I made a short video.
I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and embossed it using gold embossing powder and I love how the two gold techniques coordinate. There is such a pretty patina that comes from the gilding flakes and I think they really show off all the details of the stencil. There is an additional stencil that is amazing for the holidays too. With all the ways stencils can be used, they are such a great investment!
So wow. This is day 1. I told you it was going to be quite a week, didn’t I?! I hope you’ll go visit the rest of the design team because their work today is extraordinary! Oh, and of course you have a chance to win. Because Newton’s Nook Designs is awesome like that!
Would you like to win the “All Aboard for Christmas” or the “Sentiments of the Season” Stamp Set?
Each 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 19th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Stamps: All Aboard for Christmas (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sentiments of the Season (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Versamark; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU), Night of Navy (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, All Aboard for Christmas Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Land Border Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Snowfall Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Nuvo Gold Gilding Flakes, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Envelope Punch Board