February 16, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs February Release | Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of Newton's Nook February Release! Today we are sharing the third and final stamp set being shared from this release called Newton Loves Cake! Adorable Newton is ready to help you celebrate all the special cake moments in life. Make sure to keep reading to learn about the card I created and then how to enter for your chance to win the Newton Loves Cake Stamp set!

Newton's Nook Designs February 2017 Release

This stamp set is seriously adorable and I couldn't decide which image I liked the best, so I choose to stamp and color all 3 of the adorable Newton images and color them each a little differently.

Happy Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Eats Cake Stamp and Die Set from the February 2017 Release.

Each image is stamped with Versafine Ink in Black Onyx and then colored with Prismacolor colored pencils.

Happy Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Eats Cake Stamp and Die Set from the February 2017 Release.

To create the peek a boo images, I used circle dies to create the openings on the white cardstock panel. Before I added the cats, I splattered a little Heidi Swapp Color Shine Ink in Pink Rose. I then tucked the die cut Newton's behind the openings and adhered them in place. The final touch was the addition of some shiny sequins.

Happy Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Eats Cake Stamp and Die Set from the February 2017 Release

Now, onto some fun! How would you like to win the “Newton Loves Cake” Stamp Set?

Newton Eats Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs


If you said yes, here's what you need to do to win...
Leave a comment on the NND blog and each of the 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, February 17th. 

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

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February 15, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs February Release | Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Newton's Nook February Release! Today the new Beautiful Spring stamp and die set is being revealed. This is another set that is part of the Beautiful Swirls series which is inspired by the gorgeous swirls of paper quilling. Beautiful Blossoms and Beautiful Wings are part of this series, and I think they would all be gorgeous to mix and match with each other! Make sure to keep reading to learn about the card I created and then how to enter for your chance to win the Beautiful Spring stamp set!

Newton's Nook Designs February 2017 Release

This set screamed to be watercolored, and so I did just that to create a soft, pastel Easter card! For all the pieces of the card, I used watercolor paper. I find it works best with watercolor markers and is perfect for Distress Ink blending. I began by stamping all the images using Versamark Embossing Ink. I then sprinkled them with white embossing powder and heat set it using a heat gun.

Happy Easter Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring Stamp Set

To color the eggs, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in the following colors: Light Pink, Light Blue, Lilac, Lemon Yellow and Bright Yellow. I only added a bit of color to the edges and then used a water brush to blend the ink toward the center.

Happy Easter Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring Stamp Set

I used the Ink Blending technique and Distress Ink in Salty Ocean to create the background. I then added some splatters of water. I did some color mixing with Distress Ink in Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean to create the green I used on the banner and grass. Speaking of grass, that die is a new die being released by Newton's Nook called Land Borders. And I love how it makes the perfect place for my little Easter eggs to sit!

Happy Easter Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring Stamp Set

So, how would you like to win the “Beautiful Spring” Stamp Set?

Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring Stamp Set

This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win: Leave a comment on the NND blog and each of the 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, February 17th. 

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

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February 14, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs February Release | Day 1

Welcome to Day 1of Newton's Nook February Release! I'm so happy to have you stop by for a visit. The first set being shared from this release is Newton's Pot of Gold! Newton is ready for St. Patrick's Day or for wishing someone good luck. Make sure to keep reading to learn about the card I created and then how to enter for your chance to win the Newton's Pot of Gold Stamp set!

Newton's Nook Designs February Release

For today's card, I did lots of fun stamping techniques - including stamping and coloring with colored pencils, stamping with Versamark to create a patterned background and stamping a sentiment on a circle die cut. Read on to learn all about how to stamp a sentiment on a circle die cut perfectly every time!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Pot of Gold Stamp Set

How to stamp a sentiment on a circle die cut perfectly every time!

I don't know about you, but trying to curve a stamp sentiment on a circle die cut is kind of challenging for me. While creating my St. Patrick's Day card, I came up with a way to curve it perfectly every time using a stamp positioning tool such as the MISTI or Stamp Perfect.

1.  Die cut a circle from cardstock.

2.  Place the circle on your stamp tool and hold it in place with the magnets. As always, when using a stamp tool, position the paper firmly into the corner to help secure it in place in case you need to stamp the image more than once.


How to stamp a sentiment on a circle die cut perfectly every time - tutorial by Juliana Michaels

3.  Close the lid and place the same circle die on top and line it up with the die cut circle. Use a piece of tape, such as Post-It Tape, to help hold it in place.

How to stamp a sentiment on a circle die cut perfectly every time - tutorial by Juliana Michaels

4.  Open the lid and line your sentiment up on the inside lid of the stamping tool, using the circle die on the outside as a guide. 


How to stamp a sentiment on a circle die cut perfectly every time - tutorial by Juliana Michaels

5.  Ink up your sentiment and stamp it onto the circle die cut!

How to stamp a sentiment on a circle die cut perfectly every time - tutorial by Juliana Michaels

With this technique, you can stamp it perfectly onto the circle die cut every time!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Pot of Gold Stamp Set

Along with all the fun stamping, I also used a new to me coloring tool - Sakura Glaze Pens and Metallic Pens! I used a Gold Metallic one to color the gold coins and the buckle on Newton's hat and I used a green Glaze Pen to color the shamrock. I love the shimmer and tiny bit of texture that they add!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Pot of Gold Stamp Set

 Now, onto some fun! How would you like to win the “Newton’s Pot of Gold” Stamp Set?

Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Pot of Gold Stamp Set

This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win: Leave a comment on the NND blog and each of the 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, February 17th. 

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

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February 7, 2017

Valentine's Day Cards Printable | Therm O Web Deco Foil

Hello crafty friends! Just a quick post to let you know about a Valentine's Day Cards Printable I designed for Therm O Web and that you can download for free. I used the printable, along with Therm O Web's Deco Foil, to create a set of simple, but trendy Valentine's. The printable contains four different designs that are sure to be perfect for putting together Valentine's for your family, for your kids to give to their friends or for that special someone.  Here's a peak at one of the designs I created and of course, it has a turtle theme!

Valentine's Day Cards with Therm O Web Deco Foil by Juliana Michaels with free Valentine's Day Cards Printable

Now, head on over to the Therm O Web blog to learn more about my Valentine's Day Cards Printable. While you're there, make sure to download your copy so that you can get started crafting some Valentine's hand made with love!
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