Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs March Release - Farmyard Friends

the excitement continues during week for Newton's Nook Designs! today is day 2, and we're on to the next, amazing set! 



today, the whole DT is showcasing the new, punny, and so FUN,  Farmyard Friends stamp set! it's hysterical! and i really LOVE it! i have so many ideas for this set! you can totally use this to scrapbook, create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on March 20th, right here!

here's my first card:



i used my peerless watercolors to create the background onto this banner! so fun! the sheep was colored with copics (bah, bah black sheep anyone!? ha!) and then popped it all up onto the card base.



the card base is some patterned paper that i added a thin layer of gesso on top of. it was SO busy, and the light gesso just mutes it enough, i thought!
and that sentiment! HA!! that was the entire reason for the card! hysterical!

my next card was SO MUCH FUN TO MAKE!!!
it's a shaker card!!! but not just ANY shaker card!! inside the shaker is not only sequins...but also MINI COWS AND CHICKENS!! ha ha ha!!


i used some shrinky plastic to create the shaker elements! amazing, right?! ha! 
i stamped the images with staz-on ink, and then colored with copics on the other side of the plastic. i fussy cut them all out (eek!) and then i just took my heat gun to it, and BAM! shrinky dink-ed cows and chickens!! SO MUCH FUN!!



i honestly hadn't used shrinky dinks since i was a kid with my childhood (and current!!) best friend (you know her as Danielle Pandeline, also on this team!)! it was SO much fun to play with this again!!

Would you like to win “Farmyard Friends”?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release 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, March 19th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

43 comments:

  1. Your cards are great. I like the little cow and chick in the shaking part.
    Lovely greetings Michelle

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  2. HA...love them both...the first one literally made me LOL and the second card...I ADORE shrinky dinks....love what you've done.

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  3. Funny and cute Cards !
    The Cow is my favorite. I love this Set.

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  4. Beautiful watercoloring. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Shrinky Dink animals you created & included inside your pretty shaker card - GENIUS!!! <3 <3 <3

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  5. BRILLIANT idea with the shrinky dinks.... LOVED both cards - first made me laugh....second....stinking cute.

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  6. How cute are these! Love the It's PAST-ure birthday and the what's moo sayings the best! They are both so cute! Love the shaker card the best! I need to venture out and make a shaker card one of these days!
    Hugs!
    Melissa
    Dollipop Productions (YouTube and Blogger)

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  7. WWAAHHAAA Samnatha you did it again how incredible awesome loved the first one but your shaker card has stolen my heart once again. How clever to use that shrinky dink I think I have some laying around too. Thanks so much for your inspiration.

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  8. what a fun idea to make your own "sequins" for the shaker card.
    Great cards..
    thanks for sharing.

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  9. shrinky plastic... thanks for the idea!!! :)

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  10. I love both of your cards, but the shrink plastic shaker card is genius!

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  11. Oh, wow, the shaker card is sooo cute!

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  12. Fabulous cards. I like how you colored the sheep and the gesso on the background. Love the shaker card and that you made your own shaker elements.

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  13. Oh these are amazing!!! I love these farm animals. Your shaker card with the little guys inside is sooo cute. Love em!!

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  14. Both of these are awesome! Really love that shaker!!! ♥

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  15. That shaker tops 'em all! I've been wanting to do a shaker with shrinky dink Newton... Now I'm more inspired to give it a go!!

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  16. I like the use of mixed media on your cards. Very cute.

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  17. So pretty with the background! Love these cute animals.

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  18. my goodness your background in both cards are awesome!!!

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  19. Oh my goodness... I love those shrinky dink animals! Such a great idea.

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  20. I adore your Birthday card and loved the gesso touch, super fun and lovely and that shaker card is amazing- I love playing with shrink dinks to make little added embellishments- super fun projects!

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  21. Very nice card. Love this set.

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  22. Both of your cards are amazing and so much fun!! I love how you included mini cows and chickens in the shaker!

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  23. These are soooo adorable! Love the shaker card, too!

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  24. Wow, those small critters are adorable!!!

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  25. Oh my gosh! Two incredible cards! I so love shaker cards and love the shrinky drinks! What a great idea! Just love these 2 cards you created!

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  26. Love your card designs with this adorable set.

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  27. Oh love the black sheep! So cute! As for the shaker card, OMG...those little critters inside it. FUN!

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  28. Great idea to use gesso to lighten the background on the first. Fun shaker card.

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  29. LOL, Oh Samantha, I love your cards. They are adorable!

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  30. OMG OMG OMG!! You ROCK!! These are SO AWESOME and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of the Shrink Plastic SHakers!! SO FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  31. Wow- you did a great job! Love the tiny cows inside the shaker element. So cute!

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  32. I loVe both your cute cards. Your shinky shaker elements are perfect. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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  33. Both cards are fantastic Samantha, but oh my goodness do I LOVE LOVE LOVE your shrinky-dinked cow and chicken!!!!!!!! talk about SO CLEVER!!

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  34. Both cards are awesome, but to use those shrinky dinks? Brilliant!

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  35. Wonderful, Beautiful watercoloring, love the gesso touch, love the Shrinky Dink animals and shaker elements are perfect. TFS.

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  36. Your cards are so cute! I love the watercolouring! Fun new stamps!

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  37. So creative to use the shirnky-dinks in the shaker!! Love that idea!!!
    <3 Emily L.

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  38. Love that you made the late card with a black sheep. Your coloring on all of them is great.

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  39. I totally LOVE the shrinky dinks - such a fun idea- I will have to try this soon! I also love the watercolor background on the other card too! so cute!

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  40. This is the best shaker card ever! Adorable! How clever you are.

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