Newton's Nook Designs September Release | Day 3

It's Day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs September Release and the Halloween fun continues with two new stamp sets - Beautiful Bones and Spooky Skeletons. You can win one of these new stamp sets, so make sure to check out all of the details below.

Happy Halloween Card | Spooky Skeletons Stamp Set

These spooky, but still cute skeleton critters called out to be made into a background pattern. I pulled out my MISTI and some black in and went to town creating my pattern.

Happy Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Spooky Skeletons Stamp Set

Once I was finished, I inked up the edges with some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide. I then stamped two bats and die cut them using the coordinating Beautiful Bones Dies. For a touch of extra fun, I added a few bat sequins and adhered them with double sided foam adhesive.

Detail image of Happy Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Spooky Skeletons Stamp Set

Trick or Treat Card | Beautiful Bones

The second set is called Beautiful Bones and it features a set of four skulls and a heart that have a gorgeous swirly design reminiscent of sugar skulls. This set is the perfect addition to the Beautiful Swirls line of stamps! I also love that this set can be used for either Halloween or Dia de los Muertos, depending on how you stamp and color the images.

For my card, I choose to go with a Halloween theme. To achieve this look, I did not color the skulls to look like sugar skulls. I stamped them with Versamark Embossing Ink and embossed them with white embossing powder. I then ink blended the entire background using Distress Oxide in Wilted Violet. For a touch of distress, I sprinkled the paper with water and then blotted it dry.

To create the frame, I used the Cameo Frame Die and the frame die from the Creepy Cameos Die Set to cut out a layer a frame for my sentiment. We shared about these new dies and stamps on Day 2. I then stamped the "trick or treat" and bats onto the white cardstock. For a touch of texture, I added some Glossy Accents to the bats.

Here's a peek at these two new stamp set!

Blog Hop & Giveaway

Would you like to win the “Spooky Skeletons” or the "Beautiful Bones" Stamp Set? For your chance to win one of these stamp set, all you have to do is comment on the NND blog and each of the Design Team blogs. The winner will be chosen at random from one of the reveal posts. You have until Thursday September 14th at 9pm CST to comment and the winners will be announced on the Newton's Nook blog post on Friday, September 15th.

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

Newton's Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels (you are here)
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

Just a reminder...all of the new stamps and dies will be available in the Newton's Nook Designs Store this Friday, September 15.


  1. I am such a fan of your cards, Juliana! Great job!

  2. Both cards are fantastic! I really like how you stamped all the images on your first card and the second one just pops with the purple and green. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. EEEK.... These are awesome projects. I love how you used all of the skeleton creatures on your first card. The second color combination is one of my favorites for halloween

  4. Great cards, loving the sugar skeletons! great new release from NND & SSS!

  5. I like how you used the sugar skulls
    As the background!

  6. Cool cards and the skulls background on the second card really was a good choice.

  7. Both of your cards are just gorgeous. So creative.

  8. Soooo many skellies on one card! Love this! I just adore Halloween and love what you created with such a cute stamp set! Thanks for sharing!

  9. both of your cards rock! that purple background on the sugar skulls card is awesome!

  10. Love your fun Halloween cards! Love the purple with the white embossed sugar skulls.

  11. Your backgrounds are so fun & I love the colors you've used. This release is just getting more & more amazing :)

  12. I love your Trick or Treat card! So cute!

  13. Love the layering and color combos on both of these fun Halloween cards! Awesome new sets!

  14. Super fun projects with lovely colors!

  15. This skeleton set is so wonderful! I can't wait to get it. As a wiener dog mommy, I love the Dachshund! You also did a great job combining Beautiful Bones with the new Cameo set. That card is also great!


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