Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop | Newton's Nook Designs

Hello friends and welcome to Newton's Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop! I'm so happy you are joining us today as we celebrate this holiday season with this super fun hop featuring the Newton's Nook Design Team along with some amazing guest designers. At each stop you'll find some Christmas or holiday inspiration using products from Newton's Nook Designs. You'll also have the chance to win a fun prize, so keep reading for all the details!

Merry & Bright Card | Newton's Nook Designs


As I sat down to create my card, I just couldn't decide on a what stamp set to use. I pulled out all of my favorites and as I was looking at them I had a light bulb moment! What if I combined some of my favorite Newton and friends images onto one card? That's exactly what I did. I stamped and colored all of the images using Copic markers and then die cut each one using the coordinating die set.

Merry and Bright Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs

This card uses the following stamp sets: Happy Howl-idays, Slothy Christmas, Llama Delivery, Naughty or Mice, and Santa Paws Newton.

Merry and Bright Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs

The sentiment is from the Sentiments of the Season Stamp Set. I cut a piece of red cardstock using the Frames & Flags Die Set. I then stamped the sentiment with Versamark Embossing Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I finished off the card by placing Newton and his friends onto a piece of white cardstock cut using the postage edged die from the Framework Die Set.

Merry and Bright Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas and I hope you have the happiest of holidays!


Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive!

Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2x3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.



Blog Hop and Giveaway

No blog hop is complete without a giveaway! We'll be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave a comment on each of the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see the list below)! The more posts you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 9th at 9 pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Love You More | Scrapbook.com

Hello friends! I'm so excited to share a new card with you today featuring Scrapbook.com's Fresh Florals and Berries Stamp Set! Scrapbook.com recently released some new Exclusive Premium Clear Photopolymer Stamp Sets and this is one of those new sets. It is perfect for all the floral lovers out there!

How to Create a Layered Stamp Design with Embossing

For this card, I want to share with you a quick and easy what to create a layered stamp design without having to create a mask. Typically when layering stamped images, you need to create a mask using a sticky note and fussy cutting. This technique gives you the same look without all of the fuss!

Love You More Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Fresh Florals and Berries Stamp Set

Begin by stamping your first image with Versamark Embossing Ink, sprinkle it with white embossing powder and emboss it with a heat gun. Here I choose the largest floral image because this is the one that I wanted to be on top of the other images. In the photo below this is the image on the right hand side.


To create the layers, take the next image you want to layer and stamp it with Versamark Embossing Ink. BEFORE you heat emboss the image, take a small paint brush and wipe away the embossing powder that's overlapping the top image. Once all of that is removed, emboss the powder with your heat gun.

Repeat this process as you add each new layer of your design. The main thing to keep in mind is everything else is below your top image, so wipe away what is overlapping that image.

Once the stamping and embossing is completed, color in your images with your choice of medium. Here I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to achieve a dreamy watercolor effect. I also used a water brush to help blend the colors and add some color around the flowers. I finished off the background by creating ink splatters. This is super easy to achieve. All you have to do is color with the marker onto a craft mat, spritz it water, and then use a paint brush to flick the color onto card.

Love You More Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Fresh Florals and Berries Stamp Set

To finish off the card, I used a sentiment sticker from Jillibean Soup's Garden Harvest Collection. You could certainly use a stamp here as well and achieve the same look by stamping the sentiment with Versamark Embossing Ink onto black cardstock and then heat set it with white embossing powder.

Love You More Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Fresh Florals and Berries Stamp Set

I hope you enjoyed learning how to create a layered stamp design with embossing powder using the Scrapbook.com Fresh Florals and Berries Stamp Set.  Thanks so much for stopping by and if you like my projects I'd love for you to follow me on Instagram!

12 Days of Christmas

Make sure to check out Scrapbook.com's 12 Days of Christmas! They have so many great products on sale and there is a new freebie each day for every order made!

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Supplies

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Newton's Nook Designs November Release Day 3

Welcome to Newton's Nook Designs November Release Day 3! Today is the final day of this release and we have two new stamp sets to share with you. They're perfect for ringing in the New Year or any other special day you want to celebrate! Just a reminder that all of the new products will be available in the Newton's Nook Designs shop on Friday November 23 AND their Black Friday Sale will be going on as well.

Happy New Year Card | Newton's New Year

For this first card, I actually combined both of the new stamp sets today. I thought Newton needing a drinking buddy! I colored the images using Copic Markers and then die cut them with the coordinating dies. I added touches of gold to their hats and the streamers with a gold gel pen. I then adhered them to a piece of black cardstock cut using the Frames and Flags Die Set.

Happy New Year Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton's New Year and Newton Celebrates Stamp Sets

For the background, I wanted a bit of shimmer and shine with foil. I took the Confetti Stencil and applied Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Gel over it. Once that was dry, I foiled it using a laminator and Therm O Web Gold Shattered Glass Deco Foil.
Happy New Year Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton's New Year and Newton Celebrates Stamp Sets

Here's a look at the Newton's New Year Stamp Set.

Let's Party Card | Newton Celebrates

My second card today features the Newton Celebrates Stamp Set. I combined it with the Cocktail Mixer stamp set to add in an extra martini glasses for Newton to enjoy! I colored the images using Copic Markers and then die cut the using the coordinating die set.

Let's Party Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Celebrates Stamp Set

The background was created using the ink smooshing technique with Distress Ink on a piece of watercolor paper. I have had the best luck with this on watercolor paper as it can handle the water better. It will still warp, but once you glue it down to the card base it flattens out just fine. For the final touch, I added a few sequins to a touch of festive fun!

Let's Party Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Celebrates Stamp Set

Here you can see the full Newton Celebrates Stamp Set.

Blog Hop and Giveaway

So what do you think of today's release? They are just perfect for ringing in the New Year and anything else worth celebrating! Keep reading for the blog hop and giveaway details.


For this reveal, you have the chance to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs. Would you like to win? If you said yes, all you have to do is leave a comment on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog and on each of the Design Team Members Blog. The winner will be chosen at random from one of the blogs, so the more comments you leave, the better your chance is of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 23rd.

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

Newton's Nook Designs November Release Day 2

Hello friends and welcome to Newton's Nook Designs November Release Day 2! Today we have 2 beautiful new stamp sets to share with you. They are perfect for the upcoming holiday and winter season. After you check out the inspiration I have to share with you today, continue reading to get all the details on today's blog hop and giveaway.

Joy Christmas Card | Winter Birds Stamp Set

First up, I'm sharing a card using the new Winter Birds Stamp Set. Actually this card uses, both new sets. I couldn't resist combining them!

I first stamped the images and then colored them with Copic Markers. Then, I die cut them using the coordinating dies. Next, came the part of piecing and layering all the parts to create the design. Once I got them how I wanted them, I placed a piece of Therm O Web Purple Tape over them to hold them in place. Then I flipped them over and adhered double sided foam tape to the back of the flowers and some of the leaves to give the piece a bit of dimension.

Joy Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Poinsettia Blooms and Winter Birds Stamp Set

To create the background, I used the new Plaid Stencil. I love these new layering stencils and I can't wait to keep playing with them. I inked each layer using Distress Ink in Fired Red Brick and Peeled Paint. To center the stencil on the paper I started with a slightly larger than normal card front. Once I had the design inked up, I trimmed it to size so the design would be centered on the card front. I love that the stencil was designed to allow you to create a larger design by simply sliding it over a little as you finish inking each section.

Joy Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Poinsettia Blooms and Winter Birds Stamp Set

Merry Christmas Card | Poinsettia Blooms

For this second card, I used the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set again and combined it with the Sentiments of the Season stamp set. I stamped and colored the images with Copic Markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

Joy Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Poinsettia Blooms and Sentiments of the Season Stamp Set

To add a bit of texture, I used the stitched rounded rectangle die from the Frames and Flags Die Set to emboss a frame in to the center of a piece of white cardstock trimmed to 4 x 5.25 inches. Embossing with a die is super easy, however the plates and layers you need to do it vary with each die cutting machine. I recommend referring to your machines instruction manual for details on how to do this.

Joy Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Poinsettia Blooms and Sentiments of the Season Stamp Set

Once the embossing was complete, I stamped the sentiment in the center and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then finished off the card by adhering the poinsettias to the corners with double sided foam adhesive.

Joy Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Poinsettia Blooms and Sentiments of the Season Stamp Set

Here's a full look at the new Poinsettia Blooms Stamp and Die Set
Here's a look at the Winter Birds Stamp and Die Set.

Blog Hop and Giveaway

So what do you think of today's release? Aren't they just gorgeous? Keep reading for the blog hop and giveaway details.

For this reveal, you have the chance to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs. Would you like to win? If you said yes, all you have to do is leave a comment on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog and on each of the Design Team Members Blog. The winner will be chosen at random from one of the blogs, so the more comments you leave, the better your chance is of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 23rd.

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

Newton's Nook Designs November Release Day 1

Hello and welcome to Newton's Nook Designs November Release Day 1! I'm so excited to share all of the new products with you this week as we count down the days until they are available to purchase! We will be revealing new products today through Wednesday, November 21. They will all be available to purchase on Friday, November 23 AND this will be just in time for Newton's Nook Designs Black Friday Sale!

Now let's get started on today's new product reveal. And make sure to keep reading after the inspiration I have to share for the blog hop and giveaway details!

Fabulous Christmas Card | Christmas Haul Stamp Set

First up we have Christmas Haul. The classy lady is back and ready to help you celebrate the holidays! This set joins the family of similar style stamps....Classy Teachers and Holding Happiness

Fabulous Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Christmas Haul stamp set.

For this card, I stamped and colored the images using Copic Markers. I then die cut them using the coordinating Christmas Haul Die Set. I adhered the images with double sided foam adhesive to a panel of white cardstock cut with the scallop edged die from the Framework Die Set. This was then adhered to a piece of black plaid patterned paper.

Fabulous Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Christmas Haul stamp set.

Here is a full peak at the Christmas Haul Stamp and Die Set.

Moose Out Of Life Card | Moose Mountain Stamp Set

Next up we have Moose Mountain...an adorable set perfect for making the "moose" out of life! I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. I then die cut them using the coordinating die set.

Moose Out of Life Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Moose Mountain stamp set.

The background was created by inking up a piece of Bristol Paper with Distress Ink in Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch. Once that was dry, I placed the Petite Snow Stencil on top and added a layer of Ranger Texture Paste using a palette knife. For the snowy hills, I die cut white cardstock using the hill dies from the Land Border Dies and then lightly inked the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

Moose Out of Life Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Moose Mountain stamp set.

Here's a look at the Moose Mountain Stamp Set and coordinating die set.

Snowman Advice Card | Snowman Advice Stamp Set

For the final card I used the new Snowman Advice stamp set and combined it with the Frozen Fellowship stamp set. I stamped and colored the snowmen using Copic Markers. I then die cut the image using the postage edge die from the Framework Die Set.

Snowman Advice Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Snowman Advice stamp set.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Snowman Advice set and die cut it using a stitched rectangle die. I finished off the card by layering both pieces onto teal cardstock.

Snowman Advice Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Snowman Advice stamp set.

 Here's what the Snowman Advice stamp set looks like. 

Layering Stencils | Argyle and Plaid Stencils

Along with these new stamp and die sets, we are also revealing 2 new stencil sets. These new stencils are a bit different than the other stencils from Newton's Nook. These are layering stencils and I have to tell you, they are going to be quickly become your new favorite stencils! They help you easily create an argyle pattern with one set and a plaid pattern with the other. You simply apply your color to one layer then using the lines etched into the die, line up the the next layer and apply the your other color. The possibilities are endless with each of these designs. I'll be sharing how I used one of them later this week and make sure to check out what the other designers have created with them.


Blog Hop and Giveaway

WOW, so many fun new goodies and it's only Day1! Keep reading for the blog hop and giveaway details.

For this reveal, you have the chance to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs. Would you like to win? If you said yes, all you have to do is leave a comment on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog and on each of the Design Team Members Blog. The winner will be chosen at random from one of the blogs, so the more comments you leave, the better your chance is of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 23rd.

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

Merry Mail Christmas Postcards | Scrapbook.com

Hello friends and welcome! Today I'm super excited to share a set of Postcard style Christmas cards I created using the new Scrapbook.com Exclusive Stamp Set called Merry Mail. I was thrilled when Scrapbook.com contacted me and asked me to create and share some cards using this new stamp set.

Merry Mail Christmas Postcards

As you will notice, the new Merry Mail Stamp Set is full of whimsical designs perfect for creating your own special delivery to your friends and family this holiday season! When I saw the stamps, I was immediately inspired to create a postcard style design. I began by taking a Neenah Solar White Card Front and trimmed it down to 4 x 5.25 inches. I then used a ruler and black pen to draw the center line and address lines on the card.

Merry Mail Christmas Postcards by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Exclusive Stamp Set Merry Mail, Rustic Wreaths and Holly Jolly Sentiments

Merry Mail Postcard Christmas Cards | Joy To The World

To decorate this first postcard, I used the Rustic Wreath Stamp Set on the left hand side and colored it with Copic Markers. For the sentiment inside the wreath, I used the Holly Jolly Sentiment Stamp Set. I stamped this using the new Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Inks in Cardinal Red.

Joy To The World Merry Mail Christmas Postcards by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Exclusive Stamp Set Merry Mail, Rustic Wreaths and Holly Jolly Sentiments

To finish off the card, I created a stamp and postmark using the Merry Mail Stamp Set. I stamped the rest of these images using Scrapbook.com's Premium Hybrid Inks in Pine and Black. I then layered the white card front onto a piece of red striped patterned paper to mimic the look of a postcard.

Joy To The World Merry Mail Christmas Postcards by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Exclusive Stamp Set Merry Mail, Rustic Wreaths and Holly Jolly Sentiments

Merry Mail Postcard Christmas Cards | Happy Holidays

On this second card, I used the same process as I did on the first card. I first stamped the images and then colored them with Copic markers. Isn't that little penguin just adorable?!

Happy Holidays Merry Mail Christmas Postcards by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Exclusive Stamp Set Merry Mail, Rustic Wreaths and Holly Jolly Sentiments

After the coloring was finished, I added the postmark. I love that you have a mix of options to create your own design. There are so many design possibilities with the Merry Mail Stamp Set! To complete the card,  I layered it onto a piece of green striped patterned paper.

Happy Holidays Merry Mail Christmas Postcards by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Exclusive Stamp Set Merry Mail, Rustic Wreaths and Holly Jolly Sentiments

I hope you enjoyed these Merry Mail Christmas Postcards that I shared with you today using some of the new stamp sets by Scrapbook.com. How would you use this stamp set?