Newton's Nook Designs Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

Hello friends! Today is a very special day and I'm so glad you are joining in the fun! The entire Newton's Nook Designs Design Team has gotten together to throw a Surprise Birthday Blog Bop for Jennifer, the owner and illustrator behind Newton's Nook! She is amazing person and we all feel truly blessed to be a part of this team and to get to work with Jennifer and her fabulous products! With that being said, we all just love her so much and wanted everyone to celebrate her birthday with her!

Keep reading to check out the card I created for Jen and then make sure your check out how you can get in on the celebration by entering to win a $25 GC to the Newton's Nook Store!

Happy Birthday Jen!!!

I have to admit, when the Special Delivery Stamp Set was released as a Christmas stamp set, I knew I had to use it to create a Birthday card. And what better person to create this special card for than Jen!
 
Llama Birthday Card by Juliana Micheals with Distress Ink Die Cut Rainbow Background featuring stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

To get started with creating this card, I cut out a frame from white cardstock using the Frames & Flags Die Set.  I then cut it into strips using the hill die from the Land Borders Die Set.

Distress Ink Die Cut Rainbow Background

I cut it into 5 sections...one for each color I wanted to use. I went with a rainbow color palette! To apply the ink, I used a foam blending tool and applied the ink to just the edge of the piece to give it a faded out effect.

Distress Ink Die Cut Rainbow Background

Once the background was complete, I stamped the sentiment and then adhered the adorable llama and some presents. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from Newton's Loves Cake. All of the color on the images was done with Chameleon Markers.

Llama Birthday Card by Juliana Micheals with Distress Ink Die Cut Rainbow Background featuring stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

I just love that I was able to extend the use of the awesome and totally adorable stamp set to a year-round must-have for your stamping stash!

Llama Birthday Card by Juliana Micheals with Distress Ink Die Cut Rainbow Background featuring stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

Now, let's keep this party going!!!



Would you like to win the a $25 gift certificate to the NND store?
You could be the ONE lucky winner! 

Here's how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below) with a birthday message for Jennifer! 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 Sunday, February 18th 9pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, February 19th. 

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

Comments

  1. HA! I was going to use this adorable Llama too! I LOVE the background, so cool! And the fun bright colors are so perfect for Jen's beautiful personality 💕

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  2. Oh my goodness! This is such an adorable card, Juliana! Wow!

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  3. Again a super fun idea!! I love the colorfull hills

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  4. Love the background! So bright and cheery!

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  5. Your ink work is gorgeous and I LOVE your LLAMA and your beautiful coloring! So cheerful and vibrant!

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  6. Love that darling llama! Sweet card! Happy Birthday to Jennifer!

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  7. Oh so pretty, love your inked hills and way to turn the llama into a birthday image!!

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  8. I absolutely love this card. Such a great way to incorporate a rainbow effect! Happy birthday, Jennifer!

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  9. I need that hill die. Love it. Happy birthday Jen. Hope Newton spoils you!!!! 💞

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  10. The llama is adorable and I love the rainbow of "hills" in the background.

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  11. Love the layers of color in the "hills"
    Darling card.
    thanks for sharing
    Happy birthday, Jennifer
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Plenty colors and presents for Jennifer ! She will surely have a very Happy Birthday !

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  13. Oh Juliana, what a wonderfukl card for this awesome birthday bash. I love how you created this background!

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  14. Such a festive birthday card! I love how you colored the background and it's nice to see the Llama making a birthday appearance.

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  15. I love the llama. What a great card!

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  16. Love your background...so pretty! The llama is so festive and looks perfectly at home on a birthday card.
    Happy Birthday, Jennifer...enjoy your day!

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  17. Love the color variation on your background and the llama is too cute! Happy Birthday Jennifer! What an awesome way to celebrate 😉

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  18. Great design and LOVE the colors. Fabulous card!

    Happy Birthday, Jennifer ♥

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  19. Great background! Happy Birthday Jennifer!

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  20. This is so fun! I love all the colorful waves :)

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  21. Very pretty design! Love that
    cute llama.

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  22. Oh I love this! Your background looks amazing and I love the adorable llama! Wishing Jen much happiness on her special day! She's one of the sweetest people around! And very talented!

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  23. The llama's have always been my favorite - what a great card! Happy Birthday, Jennifer. I hope your special day is a fun as this surprise blog hop has been. Amazing work by your design team! Such a happy way to spend some crafty time!

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  24. What a delightful card! Love the stack of presents as well as that rainbow background!

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  25. That Llama is so cute. Happy b-day to Jennifer!

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  26. Love the background and the cute llama laden with presents.
    Happy Birthday to Jennifer.

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  27. Super nice card, I love how you did the Background!! Happy Birthday Jennifer :)

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  28. I wish I could color as well as you do. Now I want the land borders die set.

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  29. Great use of the stamp and fun colors! Happy birthday Jennifer!

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  30. I love the llama, so appropriate for a birthday card. Jennifer, I hope your day is grand.

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  31. That’s a super sweet and adorable card !

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  32. Such a pretty card! I love the background!

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  33. Hi Juliana! This card is SO cute! I love the fun bright colors and the fun way you created the background! I received it in the mail yesterday on my birthday too! thank you so much for being g part of this hop! I was totally surprised!
    - Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}

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  34. Your card is adorable. Love your llama.

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