I had a chance to create a card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017 and I’m so excited to share it with you! Truthfully, I thought about this Merry Café stamp set (and coordinating dies) as soon as the hop went live.
I let the dies do a lot of the work here and simply rolled out the coffee cup with my Big Shot. I stamped the little berry images on the cup and added a fun red sleeve out of some designer paper. I stamped the little sentiment and created a tag for the cup to tie on with some Linen Thread.
I used the wood grain print from Coffee Break DSP and the tree print from Be Merry DSP. These two sets are totally meant to work together which makes creating so easy. And this is the perfect holiday card for any coffee loving friend.
Super quick post today. Just wanted to pop in with this fun little extra. I’ll be back later this week with a couple more projects. Until then, have a great day! And don’t forget to hop over to the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. There is so much inspiration and a chance to win stuff too! See you soon.
Stamp: Merry Café (SU); Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Early Espresso (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU), Coffee Break DSP (SU); Ink: Early Espresso (SU); Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (SU), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Linen Thread (SU)
I am so excited to be a part of a super fun blog hop today!! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws!! We have a fantastic line-up so make sure you hop through and see all the inspiration.
The hardest part of designing for this hop was narrowing down my choices! This year’s holiday stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs have been just over the top great. But I kind of had to go “classic” so I pulled out Santa Paws Newton. I love this set! I stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and then colored Newton and his friends with my Winsor and Newton watercolor paints. Once everything was dry, I added some Clear Wink of Stella to Santa Newton’s list for some extra shine. Which brought me to choosing a sentiment. How could I resist this one from Sentiments of the Season?? I added a layer of gold washi tape and some gold sequins to add even more shimmer. Oh what fun!Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Special!
Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.
I am so glad you have joined in today and I hope you enjoy hopping as much as we enjoyed creating for you! Thanks for stopping in and see you again soon.
Stamps: Santa Paws Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sentiments of the Season (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Strathmore Bristol, Thick Whisper White (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU), ; Accessories: Big Shot, Santa Paws Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Winsor and Newton Watercolors, Clear Wink of Stella, Gold Washi Tape, Gold Sequins
Welcome to day 1 of the November Release from Newton’s Nook Designs. We have such fun products to show you this week and we are starting today with lots to share. Two stamp sets and two new stand alone die sets….wow!
Our first set I’m showing you is called Cup of Cocoa! ** Warning: Triggers uncontrollable tendencies to run to the kitchen and make some cocoa immediately!! ** I used the Color Theory paper from Stampin’ Up and the Snowfall Stencil from Newton’ Nook as an embossing folder. This is a great way to stretch your stencils and add fun details to a background. I colored this adorable cup from the set to match the ombré paper. Fun, right?! The new Frames & Flags Dies create quick banners that layer wonderfully and all I had to do was add a sentiment from the stamp set.
For my second card, I get to show you Frozen Fellowship. This is perfect for holiday cards but it continues to work into the rest of winter too! The minute I saw this set, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I loved the idea of choosing one of the snowmen to stand out as unique and the used this fabulous sentiment. Using my Zig Clean Color Markers, I colored all the snowmen in shade of gray. Then chose this funny little guy at the bottom for full color (I confess that choosing which snowman to have color was the hard part, haha). I used the new Frames & Flags Dies again here and you can see how awesome they are to create layers.
Yes, indeed, this is another amazing day 1. And I did tell you there are two new stand alone dies. The other one (which I will use later this week) is called the Fancy Edges Tag Die set and you are going to love it! You can see all the features in the graphic below. Now on to everyone’s favorite part of release week. A chance to win!!
Would you like to win the “Cup of Cocoa” or the “Frozen Fellowship” 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)! Thewinner 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 Wednesday, November 22nd at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 24th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week. Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for Day 2 of the release. Supplies:
Stamps: Cup of Cocoa (Newton’s Nook Designs), Frozen Fellowship (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers, Zig Clean Color Markers, Versamark; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU), Color Theory DSP (SU), Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Basic Black (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Cup of Cocoa Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Frames & Flags Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Snowfall Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Heat Tool, WOW! White Embossing Powder
Welcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop! Our team is a group of stampers who love to make beautiful things. Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy! If you hopped over from the amazing Marisa Gunn, welcome to the next stop. For November, we are all working with a sketch. And you know I cannot resist a sketch!!
I thought the sketch was a perfect one to show off this fun coffee cup set from Stampin’ Up. It is called Merry Café and it can be found in the Holiday Catalog. It is a sister set to the Coffee Café set from the main catalog and the dies from that set are used for both. Fabulous! I chose to do a quick watercolor on the cup using Soft Sky ink after stamping the cup, sentiments and snowflakes in Versafine Ink. You want to make sure you use a water safe ink when you stamp. After cutting them with the framelits and the Big Shot, I just popped them up on Dimensionals for the image panel. To keep with the sketch, I added a strip of Soft Sky card stock along the side for a simple extra border that is a great way to use scraps. The patterned paper for the crossing panel is from the Coffee Break DSP pack and I love those subtle chevrons. I added some white cotton ribbon (SU ret) across the panel and tied it with some White Baker’s Twine. Finally, I pulled some of the sequins from the October Paper Pumpkin kit as a finishing touch. This card hits the sweet spot for this time of year for me. Quick, cute and easy to duplicate! I hope you enjoy it too!
Now I am really, REALLY excited to tell you that our Fancy Team has grown a bit. Our new members will be introducing themselves over the next few months but I get the extraordinary pleasure of sending you over to one of my favorite stampers. As an Artisan in 2011, Jennifer Picard has been one of my crafty heroes for a long time. Truth be told, I’m a little star struck! I know you will love her work as much as I do so hop right over to see what she has created.
Stamp: Merry Café (SU); Ink: Versafine Onyx Back; Paper: Fabriano Extra White Watercolor Paper, Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories: Paper Pumpkin October Sequins, Big Shot, Coffee Cups Framelits (SU), White Baker’s Twine (SU), White Cotton Ribbon (SU ret)
Another week has flown by and we are back to Wednesday and Freshly Made Sketches day! I keep feeling like the holidays are sneaking right up on me. I decided I needed to get a bit more serious on my Christmas card production and thought it would be good to create some that are easy to reproduce. Karren Johnson‘s sketch this week to the rescue!
I pulled out this pretty set called Cheers to the Year by Stampin’ Up. Lovely snowflakes! I stamped them in Smokey Slate and Dapper Denim inks (SU). Pretty combination for sure! After some debate, I realized I had just the right sentiment for the job from the October Paper Pumpkin kit (Stampin’ Up) and it fit the space perfectly. The nature of the kits means that the images and sentiments are on trend and I really love this one! I thought it might need a little something extra so I added some Basic Pearls then popped it onto a Basic Gray card base. I think the assembly line is getting ready to get moving on this one!
I hope you are having a good week. The design team has created a lovely variety of cards with this fun sketch and I think it is one you will have fun with too. Hope you’ll have time to play along! I will be back on Friday with the latest from Fancy Friday. Until then, I hope you have a great day!
Stamp: Cheers to the Year (SU), Paper Pumpkin Oct 17 Sentiment; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Basic Gray (SU); Ink: Smokey Slate, Dapper Denim; Accessories: Misti, Basic Pearls
As we get closer to the holiday season, you will find that schedules get adjusted for design teams and releases. For me, that means that I get to share another project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog! I know I have said it a number of times but my inspiration right now is all around me here in Virginia. In fact I spent about an hour yesterday raking up the inspiration, haha!
The leaves are a bit more fun when they are cut from paper. I kept this one pretty clean but I love the simplicity of fall wreaths and the natural elements. I mimicked the idea of a vine wreath with some leaves by using some jute twine to create a simple one on the card. I glued down the ends using Mulit Medium Matte Glue and then attached one of the pieces on the opposite side to make sure the wreath kept its shape.
You could totally create your own watercolor designs for the leaves but I cheated a bit. I seem to have a never-ending stash of designer papers and I pulled out the retired Color Me Autumn DSP and just popped these little leaves out with the Autumn Leaves Dies. I cut a few extra with some Early Espresso card stock too and used the centers from the leaves of those to add a few “twigs” among the leaves. Yet again, I leaned on the awesome Happy Little Thoughts stamp set for the sentiment since I thought this might make a nice fall birthday card. I realized that I don’t have enough that are masculine and I think this could work well. I added a little bow with some more jute twine to finish the wreath. To attach the leaves, I used Mini Dimensionals (cut in half). These little gems are a time saver for sure. The bow is attached with the Multi Medium Matte again (in case any leaks out, it becomes invisible when it dries matte).
I’m also linking this in to the Addicted to CAS Challenge #123 : Leaves. CAS and Leaves….two of my favorite things!! I hope you enjoy this autumn extra today! Make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for daily inspiration!! See you tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamp: Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Early Espresso (SU); Paper: Naturals Ivory Card Stock (SU retired), Color Me Autumn DSP (Stampin’ Up); Accessories: Big Shot, Autumn Leaves Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Jute Twine (SU – Holiday Catalog 2017), Mini Dimensionals, Multi Medium Matte Glue
I am so happy to joining in a fabulous event today. Tracey McNeely has begun her 7th annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags and today Newton’s Nook Designs is the featured sponsor. I have already gotten a sneak peek and you are going to have fun hopping through all the fabulous projects today (and for all 25 days!).
I thought it would be fun to create tags featuring the Snowfall Stencil and the words from the Snow Globe Shaker Dies. The dies make for quick work when you are making multiple tags. I simply used the dies on Red Glimmer Paper (Stampin’ Up). All the shine and no extra work! Perfect for the holidays. I used Embossing Paste with the stencils and just created an assembly line on them (make sure you wash off the embossing paste as soon as you can). I attached the words to some vellum and then glued the vellum pieces to the tags using Ranger Multi Medium Matte Glue. I colored a few rhinestones with a Copic marker and added those for more bling. Finally, I used the Mini Tinsel Trim (it comes in red and silver) to top off the tags. If you love sparkle for you holiday packaging, these are the tags for you!
Make sure you stop over at Tracey’s blog to see all the Newton’s Nook Designs tags and check HERE to see how you can win prizes from NND and the other generous sponsors. Thanks so much for stopping in. Hope you have a great day!
Paper: Smoky Slate (SU), Red Glimmer Paper (SU), White Vellum (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Globe Shaker Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Snowfall Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Embossing Paste (SU), Basic Rhinestones (SU), Mini Tinsel Trim (SU), R29 Copic Marker, Dotted Shaker Tag 1 Die (Studio Katia)
Happy Wednesday!! We have a fabulous new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches. The incredible Kim Singdahlsen is our sketch hostess this week and you are just going to fall in love!
It seems that traditional colors are the way I’m leaning this year on my Christmas cards. I remain obsessed with this Be Merry DSP from Stampin’ Up and I added on this speckled woodgrain print from Coffee Break DSP (also SU). I think the prints work really well together! I kept this pretty simple and used one of my go-to Christmas sentiments from the Be Merry Stamp Set by WPlus9. The little flower and holly leaves are from the same set and I did some quick Copic coloring. The sentiment is from the Be Merry Stamp Set from WPlus9 and it is one of my favorites again this year. It is stamped in Early Espresso ink to match the woodgrain paper. To create all the rectangles, I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies by Simon Says Stamp.
I’m trying to get a little more serious about my holiday cards so I think you can expect to see more of those in the upcoming weeks. Make sure you stop over to say hi to the team at Freshly Made Sketches. They have created wonderful projects this week! Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon.
Supplies (affiliate links included):
Stamp: Be Merry (WPlus9); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU), Coffee Break DSP (SU); Ink: Early Espresso (SU); Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Basic Pearls (SU)
Welcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop! Our team is a group of stampers who love to make beautiful things. Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy! If you hopped over from the incredible Allison Okamitsu, welcome to the next stop. For September, we have created 3D Holiday Projects. And oh, what inspiration awaits you!
I have to admit that I don’t make a lot of “alternate” projects with my monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription because I usually love them exactly as they are! And I did love the one we got for September for sure. But I saw an opportunity to show you something else with more of a Christmas flair if you decided to use all those leaves on other projects. This pillow box has the most lovely swirl detail that really lends itself to any occasion. Using my Flourish Thinlits, I cut flowers, leaves and berries from watercolor paper. Then, with an aqua painter, I quickly added Real Red to the flowers, Garden Green to the leaves and left the berries white. Super fast but the watercolor look is a little softer than having used the dies on card stock (but you could totally do that to save a step!). I cut the bottom set of leaves off of each stem to make them more proportional to the flow and then took the berry stem and cut it apart to give me two berry sets from one die cut. I put a Mini Dimensional under the center of the flower (the perfect size!) and attached the second flower to the top one. Then I used Glue Dots to attack the rest behind the center of the flowers. Using a Basic Pearl that was colored with a Copic Marker, I added a center that covered all that was underneath.
Next, I stamped the sentiment from Merry Café onto some more watercolor paper (to ensure a color match) and then cut it out with the oval die from the Coffee Cups Framelits. I set it up for the sentiment to sit a little low in the oval to allow room to cut a little hole with my 1/8″ Circle Punch to create a tag. Cute, right? I wrapped the box with Linen Thread and tied on the tag. I used some glue to attach the floral spray to the box (to make sure it stayed put!).
Those of you who know me, know that 3D projects are not my go-to thing. But Paper Pumpkin elements make it easy to look like a real pro! Don’t be afraid to think outside the, well, box on those! I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. Next up is my friend, the always amazing Jeanna Bohanon.
Stamp: Merry Café (SU); Ink: Real Red, Garden Green; Paper: Canson Watercolor; Accessories: Paper Pumpkin September, Multi Matte Medium (as glue for the floral spray), Big Shot, Coffee Cups Framelits (SU), Linen Thread, 1/8″ Circle Punch
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