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You Make Life Sweeter

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Did you know that yesterday was National Cocoa Day??  I mean seriously, who can NOT be excited about a day devoted to cocoa?!  So of course I needed to have some hot cocoa and today I get to share a card that is all about sharing it with those you love.  I created this for my December post over at the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog.

You Make Life Sweeter by Jen Timko | Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Love & Chocolate Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Softly Falling Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up, Stitched Shapes Dies by Stampin' Up

The little cups from the Cup of Cocoa stamp set are just so cute and I love all the variations.  I chose two that seemed to work well together and colored them to match.  Then I chose the little heart from the same set.  All of them were colored with Copic markers and then cut using the coordinating dies.  While a number of the sentiments from Cup of Cocoa would work nicely here, I thought this one from Love & Chocolate was just perfect for my sweet little pairing.  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black and then cut out the oval with stitched dies.  The cups and heart are popped up using Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals (those minis are really the BEST).  I added a little extra texture in the background with my Softly Falling embossing folder (and it helps keep it wintery).  Because hey, there is still time to enter the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Newton’s Nook Designs is one of the Super Sponsors for the Coffee Lovers Hop so make sure you go check out all the inspiration and enter for a chance to win!!  I’m also linking this in to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Stitch It.

I hope you like this card!  Don’t forget to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for daily inspiration!!  Thanks so much for visiting today.  Hope you have a great day….and it isn’t too late to get that cocoa!

Stamp: Cup of Cocoa (Newton’s Nook Designs), Love & Chocolate (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Cup of Cocoa Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Shaped Dies (SU), Softly Falling Embossing Folder (SU), Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, Misti

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Sweet Hearts for Newton’s Nook Designs

Sweet Hearts for Newton’s Nook Designs published on 5 Comments on Sweet Hearts for Newton’s Nook Designs

Sweet Hearts by Jen Timko | Woodland Duos Stamp Set and Darling Hearts Dies by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookToday I’m sharing a fun bonus card using the Woodland Duos Stamp Set by Newton’s Nook Designs.  When this set released in January, I have to admit that I first focused on the darling critters.  As I looked at the set more, though, I realized that these little heart images were ones that I needed to use as soon as possible!

I stamped the hearts using three colors (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo from SU).  I used my Misti to make sure they were inked really well so you can see the fabulous detail of each heart.  Then using the little heart die from the coordinating Darling Hearts Dies I cut them out.  The hardest part of the card is lining up the hearts.  But I believe in smarter not harder!  You want to see how I did it to make it simple?  Yep, I thought so!I started by using my grid mat to line them up and get the spacing right.Then, I laid some Press and Seal Wrap onto the hearts so I could move them and keep their positioning.Finally, I added foam tape to the backs of the hearts and attached them to my white card stock.  Just carefully pull off the Press and Seal and the alignment is perfect.  And you look like a genius!  I added some retired SU washi tape along the sides of my card base.  I thought the pattern was a nice match to the patterns in the hearts.  The sentiment comes from another January release set, Love & Chocolate.  I added a little baker’s twine to the top to finish the card.

While this could certainly be a Valentine, I actually created this card as a birthday card for my youngest son who just turned 11.  He is such a great kid and he makes all of our lives a bit sweeter.  This is the absolute perfect sentiment for him!  Hope you have enjoyed my card and my tips.  Can’t wait to hear what you think!


Stamps:  Woodland Duos (Newton’s Nook), Love & Chocolate (Newton’s Nook); Ink: Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Misti, Big Shot, Darling Hearts Dies, Washi Tape (SU ret), Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals, Press and Seal Wrap, Banner Punch

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Love & Chocolate

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Love & Chocolate published on 46 Comments on Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Love & Chocolate

Welcome back for Day 2 of January Release Week at Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today we have a set that all of you with a sweet tooth are sure to love.  And even if you don’t love candy, I know you will have a great time coloring these little treats from the darling set called Love & Chocolate!  You can see more information over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog!

You Make Life Sweeter Card by Jen Timko | Love & Chocolate Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookNow I will warn you…do not even think about starting to work with this set on an empty stomach.  I can tell you that the more I colored, the more I wanted chocolate!  Although in fairness, I generally will be happy to have chocolate when I’m stamping (or any time)!  I had such fun deciding what ‘flavors’ to make each little treat.  A dark chocolate, a little milk chocolate, some white chocolate thrown in for good measure and then that lovely macaron!  I have a list at the end of my supply list with the specific Copic Markers that I used.  After getting all the treats colored it was quick work to cut out the images with the coordinating Love & Chocolate Dies.  All I had to do was stack them on the little platter for presentation.  I picked a sentiment from the set and stamped onto the DSP.  In a nod to bakeries that have pretty doilies for their goodies, I added one under the platter and tied on some baker’s twine.

Would you like to win the “Love & Chocolate” Stamp Set?
This 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 January 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 



Thanks you for stopping back in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 3 of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!Stamp: Love & Chocolate (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black,  Copic Markers; Paper:  All is Calm DSP (SU ret), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Love & Chocolate Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Doily (SU ret), Dimensionals. Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine (SU)

Copics:  Chocolate – E31, E33, E35, E57, E59;  White Chocolate – E50, E51 with RV02, RV04 accents; Macaron – Y11, Y21, Y17, Y06, YR68; Treat Wrappers – Y00, Y11, Y06, RV00, RV02, RV21; Platter – BG11, BG13, BG15

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