Newton's Nook Designs January Release Day 1 | Love Bites

Hello friends and welcome to Day 1 of Newton's Nook Designs January Release! I'm so thrilled to be back for another term with Newton's Nook and to be able to continue to share more inspiration with you using their adorable products! Today we are share an adorable new stamp and die set called Love Bites AND a new stencil called Tumbling Hearts. I've used both of these new products to create a trio of Mini Valentine Cards.

Mini Valentine Cards | Love Bites Stamp Set

Mini Valentine Cards by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Love Bites Stamp Set and Tumbling Hearts Stencil

Each of these cards is 4x4 inches. To get started, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.75 x 3.75 inches. I then used the Tumbling Hearts Stencil with my Spellbinders Platinum 6 to dry emboss the design right into the cardstock. This has to be one of my favorite ways to use stencils!

I then used a mix of different Distress Oxide Inks to add color to each of the squares before adding them to my card fronts. This photo shows a panel made using reds. However,  during the final process of putting these cards together I decided to leave out the red and go with pink, blue and purple.

On this Olive You Valentine I used Wilted Violet Distress Oxide. All of the images are stamped with Memento Ink and then colored with Chameleon Pens.

Olive You Mini Valentine Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Love Bites Stamp Set and Tumbling Hearts Stencil

I used Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide to color the background on the Soda Like You Valentine.

Soda Like You Mini Valentine Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Love Bites Stamp Set and Tumbling Hearts Stencil

On this Muffin Without You Valentine, I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide to color the background.

Muffin You Mini Valentine Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Love Bites Stamp Set and Tumbling Hearts Stencil

Now that you've seen a little inspiration, let's get on with the blog hop!

Blog Hop Details & Giveaway

Would you like to win the “Love Bites” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! If you said yes, all you have to do is comment on the Newton's Nook blog and 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 January 18th at 9pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the Newton's Nook blog on Friday, January 19th.

Now, let's get hopping and check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton's Nook Designs
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich


Are you interested in the Newton's Nook Designs products I used to create my cards? These are the new stamps and dies I used to create the above cards and they will be available to purchase Friday, January 19th!

Newton's Nook Designs Love Bites Stamp Set

Newton's Nook Designs Love Bites Die Set

Newton's Nook Designs Tumbling Hearts Stencil


  1. Your cards are so cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. This stamp set is so cute and your cards are adorable.

  3. These are both sooo cute!! I love your idea of dry embossing with the stencil and then adding color! I can't wait to get home and try it.

  4. These little mini cards are so perfect for showcasing those little foodie couples! I love how you made different background colors with the stencils too! So awesome!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

    1. Indeed I love this embossed stenciled background, great and pretty idea!

  5. These little images make me smile--too cute!

  6. What a fun technique you used with stencils!!! Love these darling and sweet hearts!!!

  7. Super cute!! Love the way you did the backgrounds and I love square cards!

  8. Love Bites is an adorable kit! Love these fun cards

  9. Ohhh, I love that you used the stencil to emboss your background! Love the effect! The black cardstock really adds the perfect touch and allows those cutie little stamps to pop!

  10. These 4" x 4" cards look great with today's upcoming release. I love how you embossed the stencil and then added color to the embossed paper to really make the hearts stand out!

  11. Your cards turned out beautifully. I love the dry embossing technique. TFS

  12. I love the colours you chose for your cards and the dry embossing technique looks fantastic. It's great to see the results of Chameleon pens. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Very sweet cards! Love how you did the
    background with the pretty new stencil.

  14. Your embossed backgrounds are awesome, and I love this clever, punny set!

  15. Love your mini Valentines! Great backgrounds with the hearts! Love the fun stamp set!

  16. I teach fourth grade and find that 4 x 4 cards are so handy for encouraging my students. Just love these and find them very inspiring!

  17. Really love the smaller card idea. They look great. Such cute stencil without cascading heart.

  18. OMGoodness, could these be any cuter?! Love!

  19. I like your adorable and colorful mini cards.

  20. Absolutely fun and so so ADORABLE!!! ;)

  21. Very cute way to dry emboss using the stencil...great cards.

  22. So cute. Fun set of Valentine’s cards. Great set with adorable images and equally adorable sentiments. Love them.

  23. The smaller sized cards are so cute and I love the designs. Fun examples!

  24. Yes... I also love the dry emboss background with a stencil. It allows you to stretch thoose tools!

  25. These cards are cutie patootie! Love the inked stenciled background!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  26. Adorable cards! I love the white centre, black mat, followed by a larger colourful background with a black base. Such a great design!

  27. This is such an adorable set of cards !


Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa