Thursday, October 21, 2021

a cute Christmas hello

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my Get Cracking on Christmas card, scroll down or click here!**

hello and happy day!
today I have a card up on the Newton's Nook blog, and it's a cute little, Christmas hello!

A Christmas Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Die Cutting, Kittens #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #christmascard #cardmaking

see?

adorable! ha! I colored that cute image from the A Kitten Christmas stamp set with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then die cut it out with the coordinating dies! I super love that pop of red with his hat!

A Christmas Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Die Cutting, Kittens #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #christmascard #cardmaking


the background of the card is beautiful argyle paper from the new Meowy Christmas Paper Pad, and I used Distress Inks in Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. then I splattered water and white acrylic ink on top!  then I used the Heart Frames Die Set to die cut out the heart shape!
I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some black cardstock that I die cut with the Banners Trio Die Set.


A Christmas Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Die Cutting, Kittens #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #christmascard #cardmaking

I finished off the card with the adorable holly image that was die cut from white cardstock with the Pines & Holly Die Set! and I added color with Distress Inks!

such a cute little christmas wish for someone!
be sure to check out the card up on the Newton's Nook blog, too!
enjoy!

Get Cracking on Christmas Card - Holly Jolly Season

hello!!!

today I'm joining Jenn Shurkus as she continues to Get Cracking on those Christmas cards!! I'm sooooooooo excited to be joining her since I'm still in the Christmas card-making mode! ha!!


be sure to join in the Christmas fun!!
if you create a project, share it on social media with the tag: #getcrackingonchristmas and comment on Jenn's blog!
as an added bonus...Jenn will be doing a live event on her YouTube channel Thursday, Oct 21st at 8:00p ET
www.youtube.com/jennshurkus

ok, let's get onto my card!

I used some of my favorite stamps and stencils from Create a Smile Stamps!

'tis the season to be jolly card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Christmas, Create a Smile Stamps, Create a Smile, Distress Inks, Christmas, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #getcrackingonchristmas #createasmile #createasmilestamps #distressinks #christmas #ornaments #christmascard #cardmaking

so cute!
who's ready for some sparkle?! lol!
I used the adorable and oversized Be Jolly stamp set from Create a Smile Stamps! aren't they so cute!?
the images were stamped and then watercolored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. once dry, I fussy cut them out and added some white gel pen details!

'tis the season to be jolly card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Christmas, Create a Smile Stamps, Create a Smile, Distress Inks, Christmas, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #getcrackingonchristmas #createasmile #createasmilestamps #distressinks #christmas #ornaments #christmascard #cardmaking

I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron to create the ink blended background. once I had the base layer done, I used the Fragments Stencil! loooove that stencil! 
once that was all done, I splattered some water on top. and when it was dry, I used the beautiful Snowflake Stencil and some sparkly paste to add the shiiiiine! lol!

'tis the season to be jolly card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Christmas, Create a Smile Stamps, Create a Smile, Distress Inks, Christmas, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #getcrackingonchristmas #createasmile #createasmilestamps #distressinks #christmas #ornaments #christmascard #cardmaking

I attached the ornaments by stitching on my sewing machine! so fun!

don't forget to comment on Jenn's blog post and play along, too! 

enjoy!

Monday, October 18, 2021

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 111 - Coffee, Tea and Treats!

happy Monday!

let's start this week off with a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



yay!
 
 
it's the perfect time of year to make coffee, tea and other treat flavored cards, so I'm in!
my favorite drink is caramel apple cider, but for my card, I made a shaker cup of cocoa card!

Cup of Cocoa Shaker Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Shaker Card, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Die Cuts, Lawn Fawn, Die Cutting, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #shakercard #cupofcocoa #distressinks #christmascard

I started by die cutting the Stitched Mug Frame from white cardstock and then making a shaker element for my card!
I ink blended color with some Candied Apple Distress Ink, then splattered water and white acrylic ink on top!

Cup of Cocoa Shaker Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Shaker Card, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Die Cuts, Lawn Fawn, Die Cutting, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #shakercard #cupofcocoa #distressinks #christmascard

for the background, I die cut using the Simple Stripes: Diagonal from white cardstock and ink blended using Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold, then splattered some water on top!
the cute marshmellows are also from the Stitched Mug Frame! and I stamped faces on them to add to the cuteness level!!

Cup of Cocoa Shaker Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Shaker Card, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Die Cuts, Lawn Fawn, Die Cutting, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #shakercard #cupofcocoa #distressinks #christmascard

the sentiment and the faces are from the adorable Love You Latte stamp set!
 
I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Prehistoric Christmas & Christmas Pheasant + Coordinating Dies, Heartfelt Holidays

I can't believe we're already here for the last day of the Newton's Nook Designs' October release!

get ready for the some christmas cheer and festive fun inspiration!


oh how I love all of these new stamps, stencils and dies!! just wait until you see it all! I'm swooning!

but in the mean time, check out what we're working with today: Prehistoric Christmas & Christmas Pheasant + Coordinating Dies, Heartfelt Holidays (works with Heart Frames & Banner Trio Dies)!
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on October 15th, right here

I am totally feeling the christmas-vibes with these new products!
my first card uses tiny, fun and versatile Christmas Pheasant stamp set!

Christmas Pheasant Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, handmade cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #pheasant

I love this pheasant image! and I think it looks like he's holding the present behind his back! and it just cracks me up!
I stamped both images multiple times in a light grey ink onto white cardstock and then tore a piece of the new patterned paper for the little guy to rest on! 

Christmas Pheasant Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, handmade cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #pheasant

so cute!
I heat embossed the sentiment onto a speech bubble that was die cut using the Speech Bubbles dies

my next card uses the super fun...and probably my favorite set of the release...Prehistoric Christmas! ha!

Have a Dino-mite Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas Card, Christmas, Skiing, Ski, Dinosaur, Prehistoric Christmas #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmascard #cardmaking #chrsitmas

OMG, isn't this guy the cutest?! ha! he's having so fun skiing on those slopes that were die cut with the Land Borders dies!
 
Have a Dino-mite Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas Card, Christmas, Skiing, Ski, Dinosaur, Prehistoric Christmas #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmascard #cardmaking #chrsitmas
 
the background was used from the new patterned paper set! and I accented it with those trees from the set, too!! just the most fun!!

Have a Dino-mite Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas Card, Christmas, Skiing, Ski, Dinosaur, Prehistoric Christmas #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmascard #cardmaking #chrsitmas

my next card uses the beautiful and whimsical Heartfelt Holidays stamp set!
 
Peace Love and Joy Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Alcohol Inks, Christmas Card, Card Making, Machine Stitching, Sewing, Christmas #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascards #cardmaking #alcoholinks

I told you it was beautiful! lol! for this card, I heat embossed the image in white onto some heat-resistant acetate. then I stitched the acetate on top of the alcohol ink blended background. I chose greens and mint colors as a nod to the pine and holly images in the image!

Peace Love and Joy Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Alcohol Inks, Christmas Card, Card Making, Machine Stitching, Sewing, Christmas #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascards #cardmaking #alcoholinks

the sentiment was then heat embossed in black onto a vellum banner die cut using the Banner Trio Die Set.

Peace Love and Joy Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Alcohol Inks, Christmas Card, Card Making, Machine Stitching, Sewing, Christmas #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascards #cardmaking #alcoholinks

 This card is seriously one of my favorites, and it would be a perfect card to mass produce! 

 
Would you like to win the “Prehistoric Christmas” or the “Heartfelt Holidays” Stamp Set?
We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!


Here's how to win: Comment on the NND 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th.

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

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Christmas Cocktails & Dairy Christmas + Coordinating Dies

welcome to day 3 of the Newton's Nook Designs' October release!

get ready for the some christmas cheer and festive fun inspiration!


oh how I love all of these new stamps, stencils and dies!! just wait until you see it all! I'm swooning!

but in the mean time, check out what we're working with today: Christmas Cocktails & Dairy Christmas + Coordinating Dies!
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on October 15th, right here

I am totally feeling the christmas-vibes with these new products!
my first card uses the super FUN and festive Christmas Cockatils stamps and dies!

Holiday Cheers Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Cocktails, Drinks, Winter, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Handmade Cards #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #cocktails #christmascard #distressinks

I started by coloring all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then using the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
and you know...I just couldn't resist a rainbow display of cocktails! eeeep! 

Holiday Cheers Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Cocktails, Drinks, Winter, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Handmade Cards #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #cocktails #christmascard #distressinks

I heat embossed the sentiment onto some black cardstock that was die cut using the Banners Trio Die Set!
the background was created by ink blending the background with Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina! then I used the Snowfall Stencil and white embossing paste to add the snowy background!


Holiday Cheers Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Cocktails, Drinks, Winter, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Handmade Cards #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #cocktails #christmascard #distressinks


my next card uses the super adorable Dairy Christmas set!
 
Dairy Little Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Oxide Inks, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, handmade cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressoxideinks #christmascard #christmas

these cute farm critters are just the cutest! I did some ink blending for that winter scene with Distress Oxide Inks in Seedless Preserves and Milled Lavendar! then I splattered some water, white acrylic ink and ink color on top! once that was dry, I used the Starfield Stencil and some glittery embossing paste to complete the winter scene!

Dairy Little Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Oxide Inks, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, handmade cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressoxideinks #christmascard #christmas

then, I placed them on a snow covered pasture! lol! basically just die cut grass and hills from the Land Borders dies! lol! then I heat embossed the sentiment in black onto a vellum banner that was die cut with the Banner Trio Die Set.

Dairy Little Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Oxide Inks, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, handmade cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressoxideinks #christmascard #christmas
    
 
Would you like to win the “Christmas Cocktails” or the “Dairy Christmas” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here's how to win: Comment on the NND 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th.

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

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Holiday Home & Christmas Cactus + coordinating dies

so excited for day 2 of the Newton's Nook Designs' October release!

get ready for the some christmas cheer and festive fun inspiration!


oh how I love all of these new stamps, stencils and dies!! just wait until you see it all! I'm swooning!

but in the mean time, check out what we're working with today: Holiday Home & Christmas Cactus + coordinating dies!
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on October 15th, right here

I am totally feeling the christmas-vibes with these new products!
my first card uses the super beautiful and nostailgic Holiday Home set!

Christmas Magic Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Watercolor, Stencil. Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Distress Inks #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmasmagic #cards #cardmaking #distressinks

I started by coloring all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then using the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
all the nostalgia of a storybook christmas, i'm telling you! lol!

Christmas Magic Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Watercolor, Stencil. Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Distress Inks #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmasmagic #cards #cardmaking #distressinks

for the background, I used some green Distress Inks and the Evergreens Stencil! then I used some clear embossing paste on top! once it was dry, I watercolored the blues for the sky!
and once THAT was dry, I sprinkled some white acrylic ink on top!

Christmas Magic Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Watercolor, Stencil. Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Distress Inks #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmasmagic #cards #cardmaking #distressinks

and that sentiment is sooo pretty! love the fonts and arrangement! so pretty!

my next card uses the Christmas Cactus image! 

Christmas Cactus Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Card, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Patterned Paper, Die Cutting #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmascactus #christmas #cardmaking

I die cut out the sentiment from the Holiday Greetings die set, using white cardstock. then I added some clear glitter on top, to add the sparkle!
it's such a subtle effect! the background is one of the new patterned papers, that I splattered white acrylic ink on top of!

Christmas Cactus Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Card, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Patterned Paper, Die Cutting #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmascactus #christmas #cardmaking

the christmas cactus images were colored and then I also splattered white ink on top of those!

Christmas Cactus Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Card, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Patterned Paper, Die Cutting #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmascactus #christmas #cardmaking


Would you like to win the “Holiday Home” or the “Christmas Cactus” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here's how to win: Comment on the NND 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th.

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