January 19, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs January Release | Day 4

Welcome to the 4th and final day of the Newton's Nook January Release! What a great week it has been. Don't you think? The final set being shared today is Newton's Happy Mail. This set features the adorable Newton sending out some happy mail just in time for Valentine's Day! 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 Happy Mail Stamp set!

Newton's Nook Designs January 2017 Release

I couldn't resist coloring Newton with my Prismacolor Colored Pencils. I then die cut him and adhered him to the center of a die cut circle with some double sided foam adhesive.

Sending Happy Mail Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Happy Mail Stamp and Die Set from the January 2017 Release

I created the background by randomly stamping hearts and paw prints onto a piece of white cardstock. I then colored in the hearts to add a bit of interest and to coordinate with the happy mail from Newton. 

This set is purrfect for Valentine's Day or any day you want to send a little love and happiness!

Sending Happy Mail Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Happy Mail Stamp and Die Set from the January 2017 Release

So....would you love to win the “Newton's Happy Mail” Stamp Set? If the answer is yes, keep reading.

Newton's Happy Mail Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs linked below. The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to visit each blog and leave a comment for your chance to win. You won't 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 Newton's Nook blog on Friday, January 20th. Good luck and happy hopping!


I want to thank each and every one of you who have stopped by and commented this week. Your comments put a smile on my face and brought me so much joy!
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January 18, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs January Release | Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Newton's Nook January Release! Thanks so much for stopping by today! The set being shared today is the Pug Hugs set. It features two adorable pugs that are sure to make your smile!  I invite you to keep reading to learn about the card I created and then how to enter for your chance to win the Pug Hugs Stamp set!

Newton's Nook January Release 2017
The sentiment I used mentions only one pug, but why not send two? These little guys are so adorable all dressed up and ready to party!

Birthday Pug Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Pug Hugs Stamp and Die Set

I stamped the images using Versafine Pigment Ink in Onyx Black. Once dry, I colored them using Prismacolor Colored Pencils and I blending them using a blending stump and Gamsol. I then die cut each image and adhered the adorable party hats and bow ties to dress them up a bit.

Next, I adhered all of the images and the sentiment to the card from. I used some double sided foam adhesive to adhere the pug on the far left to add a bit of dimension to the card.

Birthday Pug Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Pug Hugs Stamp and Die Set

So....would you like to win the “Pug Hugs” Stamp Set? If the answer is yes, keep on reading!

Pug Hugs Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs linked below. The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to visit each blog and leave a comment for your chance to win. You won't 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 Newton's Nook blog on Friday, January 20th. Good luck and happy hopping!

Tatiana Trafimovich

If this is your first visit to the hop, make sure to check out my Newton's Nook Designs January Release | Day 2  and Day 1 post's to check out the other adorable stamp and die set!
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January 17, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs January Release | Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Newton's Nook January Release! The set being shared today is the Love and Chocolate Stamp and Die set. Everyone loves chocolate right?! Make sure to keep reading to learn about the card I created and then how to enter for your chance to win the Woodland Duos Stamp set!
Newton's Nook January Release

I didn't use the yummy chocolate stamps on the card I made, but instead I used the scrumptious looking macaroons! I had a blast creating a fun background using some heart dies to create a stencil.  

You Make Life Sweeter Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs January Release Love and Chocolate Stamp and Die Set with Stencil and Distress Ink Background

DIY Stencil with Die Cuts

To create the stencil, I randomly placed the heart dies onto the cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I repeated this process until the entire piece was covered with hearts.

DIY Stencil with Die Cuts and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels

Before I used the stencil, I inked a piece of cardstock using Spun Sugar Distress Ink and a foam blending tool. 

DIY Stencil with Die Cuts and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels

Next, I taped the cardstock to hold it in place and then taped the stencil on top of it using washi tape. Just make sure the tape is re-positionable so it doesn't tear your paper when you remove it. For this step, I used a darker pink - Picked Raspberry.

DIY Stencil with Die Cuts and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels

I love the contrast between the lighter and darker shades of pink!

DIY Stencil with Die Cuts and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels

To embellish the card, I stamped and die cut five of the macaroons and colored them with colored pencils. I used Gamsol and blending stumps to help blend the pencil. I stacked them up on the cute cake stand and adhered the piece to the card front using doubled sided foam adhesive. The final touch was the sweet little sentiment!

You Make Life Sweeter Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs January Release Love and Chocolate Stamp and Die Set with Stencil and Distress Ink Background

So....would you like to win the “Love and Chocolate” Stamp Set? If the answer is yes, keep reading.

Newton's Nook Designs Love and Chocolate Stamp Set

This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs linked below. The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to visit each blog and leave a comment for your chance to win. You won't 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 Newton's Nook blog on Friday, January 20th. Good luck and happy hopping!

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January 16, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs January Release | Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of Newton's Nook January Release! I'm so happy to have you stop by for a visit. The first set being shared from this release is the Woodland Duos set. Check out those adorable critters snuggled up into the shape of a heart! This set also coordinates perfectly with the Darling Hearts Die Set! Make sure to keep reading to learn about the card I created and then how to enter for your chance to win the Woodland Duos Stamp set!
Newton's Nook January Release

For this card, I began by stamping the cute little owls onto white cardstock with Versafine Pigment Ink in Black Onyx. I then colored in the critters using Prismacolor Colored Pencils and blended the colors using Gamsol and a blending stump. I then used the Darling Hearts die to cut out the image. After I did all this, the idea of doing a spinner card popped into my head.

Owl Be Yours Spinner Card By Juliana Michaels featuring Newtons Nook Woodland Duos Stamp Set from the January 2017 Reveal

 I'd never made a spinner card, so after a little Google searching and came across an easy tutorial by Laura Fadora. Once I watched her video, I knew I had to make one. They are such a fun interactive card and I tend to really love that kind! To get the full effect of the spinner, I repeated the stamping, coloring and die cutting to create a front and back image for the spinner. Another fun option I thought of, after I had completed this card, is that it could be fun to put the sentiment on the back side of the spinner. I may have to try that next time!

Owl Be Yours Spinner Card By Juliana Michaels featuring Newtons Nook Woodland Duos Stamp Set from the January 2017 Reveal

Of course, no interactive card is complete without a little video to show you how it works.  The trick to making it work is to wind it up before you close the card. You then stick it in the envelope. When the recipient opens the card, this is what they will see!



So....would you like to win the “Woodland Duos” Stamp Set? If the answer is yes, keep reading.

Newton's Nook January Release Woodland Duos Stamp Set

This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs linked below. The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to visit each blog and leave a comment for your chance to win. You won't 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 Newton's Nook blog on Friday, January 20th. Good luck and happy hopping!

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