Monday, June 14, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs June Release - Newton’s 4th of July and Buns Out + coordinating dies, Fireworks Stencil

hold on to yourswim cap...it's time for the Newton's Nook Designs' June release!

and there was never a better, more summer-y, wonderful release!


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:
Newton’s 4th of July and Buns Out  + coordinating dies,  Fireworks Stencil!

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 June 18th, right here

I am totally feeling the summer- vibes with these new products!
my first card uses the super cute and mini Buns Out stamp set! eeeep!

Suns Out, Buns Out Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Burger, Summer, Handmade Cards, Card Making, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #cardmaking #handmadecards #distressinks #Inkblending

I started by colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then using the coordinating dies to die cut them out!

Suns Out, Buns Out Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Burger, Summer, Handmade Cards, Card Making, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #cardmaking #handmadecards #distressinks #Inkblending

for the background, I used the Sunscape Stencil and Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina. then I used the same colors but with more pressure to add color in between the rays, too!
but I couldn't stop there! then I used the Cascading Stars Stencil and some white embossing paste to add texture!

Suns Out, Buns Out Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Burger, Summer, Handmade Cards, Card Making, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #cardmaking #handmadecards #distressinks #Inkblending

I heat embossed the sentiment onto the speech bubble I die cut using the Speech Bubbles Die Set.

my second card used the amazingly adorable Newton's 4th of July and the new Fireworks Stencil!

Have a Blast Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, 4th of July, Fireworks, watercolor, Embossing Paste, Stencil, #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsnook #fourthofjuly #handmadecards #cardmaking #fireworks

so fun!
I used some watercolors to create the background! so fun! then I used the Fireworks Stencil and some white embossing paste to add texture to the background!

Have a Blast Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, 4th of July, Fireworks, watercolor, Embossing Paste, Stencil, #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsnook #fourthofjuly #handmadecards #cardmaking #fireworks

I heat embossed the sentiment and then fussy cut out around it! it was then popped up with foam tape!

Have a Blast Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, 4th of July, Fireworks, watercolor, Embossing Paste, Stencil, #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsnook #fourthofjuly #handmadecards #cardmaking #fireworks

Would you like to win the “Newton’s 4th of July”  Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

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 June 17th at 9pm ET to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th.

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

Friday, June 11, 2021

Create a Smile Stamps June 2021 Release

hi there!
today I'm so excited to share the June release for Create a Smile Stamps!! it's live and available!


eeeeeep!
isn't everything just adorable! today I'm sharing 2 cards I made with a few of the sets, but there is SO.MUCH.MORE to see! check it out here!

my first card uses the cutest little typewriter image you ever did see!

Very Special Happy Mail for You Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Cards, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Distress Inks, Embossing Paste, Stencil, #createasmile #createasmilestamps #cardmaking #cards #handmadecards #distressinks #inkblending

eeeeep!! isn't it so adorable?! I am in LOVE with that little guy!
I cut out a swishy little cut out from computer paper to create a loose stencil for the ink blending.

Very Special Happy Mail for You Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Cards, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Distress Inks, Embossing Paste, Stencil, #createasmile #createasmilestamps #cardmaking #cards #handmadecards #distressinks #inkblending

I ink blended in a rainbow of Distress Ink colors and then used the Happy Mail stencil and white embossing paste to add some texture!

Very Special Happy Mail for You Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Cards, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Distress Inks, Embossing Paste, Stencil, #createasmile #createasmilestamps #cardmaking #cards #handmadecards #distressinks #inkblending

the sentiment is from the Very Special Mail stamp set! so sweet! love how well these work together!

my second card uses the sweet, and cute little moose! ha!

Under My Umbrella Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #createasmile #createasmilestamps #distressinks #inkblending #cards #cardmaking

he's just adorable!
I mirror stamped one of the images so they could be facing each other! so cute!! the sentiment and the umbrella are from the Sweater Weather stamp set!

Under My Umbrella Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #createasmile #createasmilestamps #distressinks #inkblending #cards #cardmaking

and I used the speech bubble from Say What?! all of the images were coored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out!
I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio to create the rainy sky. then I splattered some water on top!

Under My Umbrella Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #createasmile #createasmilestamps #distressinks #inkblending #cards #cardmaking

I finished off the card with some clear raindrops!

be sure to check out the whole release and get what you want before it's gone!
enjoy!

Monday, June 7, 2021

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #102 - all things ocean

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



yay!


did someone say ocean? yes please! it's my favorite place to be!

Sending Big Hugs Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Die Cutting, Distress Inks, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Stencil,  #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #distressinks #inkblending #cardmaking #ocean #underthesea #stencil #handmadecard

I love this under the sea scene!!
the octopus and some of the fish are from Ocean Shell-fie, the seaweed is from Fintastic Friends, and of course the adorable crab is from Life is Good! all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out!

Sending Big Hugs Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Die Cutting, Distress Inks, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Stencil,  #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #distressinks #inkblending #cardmaking #ocean #underthesea #stencil #handmadecard

for the background, I started by die cutting some sandy sea floor with white cardstock. then I used Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks to ink blend the color. then I sprinkled on lots of color, water and white acrylic ink on top. these were both die cut with the Stitched Hillside Borders dies.
then I moved onto the water! I used another piece of white cardstock, then used Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina Distress Inks. I did a base layer of ink blending, then splattered it with water. then I used the Bubbles Stencil and the same colors to add the bubbles - but I used some white embossing paste for the shine and small white bubbles!

Sending Big Hugs Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Die Cutting, Distress Inks, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Stencil,  #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #distressinks #inkblending #cardmaking #ocean #underthesea #stencil #handmadecard

once everything was dry, I die cut out the huge phrase with the Giant Sending Big Hugs die! I also die cut that phrase out of black cardstock 5 times, to add dimension!

I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021

teacher thank you card

hello there!
today I have this fun, thank you card for a teacher up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

Thanks for Being a Great Teacher Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Teacher Card, Thank You Card, Teacher Appreciation, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #distressoxide #teacherappreciation #thankyoucard

I love this! there's nothing better than a rainbow against a bright blue background, if you ask me! it's the perfect backdrop for a thank you card!
I combined images from Newton Dreams of New York and Newton's Book Club! those kitties are just the cutest ever! they were all called with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out.

Thanks for Being a Great Teacher Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Teacher Card, Thank You Card, Teacher Appreciation, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #distressoxide #teacherappreciation #thankyoucard

I used Distress Oxide Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio to ink blend the background! then I used some white embossing paste and the Cascading Stars Stencil for some texture.

Thanks for Being a Great Teacher Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Teacher Card, Thank You Card, Teacher Appreciation, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #distressoxide #teacherappreciation #thankyoucard

lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment from Classy Teachers onto some black cardstock, to finish it off.
and bonus! the Newton Dreams of New York Stamp Set is currently 40% off!
enjoy!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

thanks for going the distance!

hi there!
today I have this card and video up on the Lawn Fawn blog! so exciting!

Thanks for Going the Distance Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, YouTube Video, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Teacher Appreciation, #lawnfawn, #youtube #video #distressinks #inkblending #teacherappreciation #cards #cardmaking #handmadecards

I wanted to create a card for my son's teachers, and they just happen to be virtual, so I thought it would be a great idea to make the thank you card specific to virtual! so fun!

I started by coloring the images from Virtual Friends, My Silly Valentine and Den Sweet Den with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! I also added white gel pen details to most of the images.
I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to ink blend the background, then I splattered some water on top!

Thanks for Going the Distance Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, YouTube Video, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Teacher Appreciation, #lawnfawn, #youtube #video #distressinks #inkblending #teacherappreciation #cards #cardmaking #handmadecards

for the 'thanks' part of the custom phrase, I die cut out the letters with Oliver's Stitched ABC's, then ink blended some rainbow colors on top! I also splattered some water on top! and they were popped up with foam tape!
I used Harold's ABC's to create the custom phrase on the Fancy Wavy Banners!

Thanks for Going the Distance Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, YouTube Video, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Teacher Appreciation, #lawnfawn, #youtube #video #distressinks #inkblending #teacherappreciation #cards #cardmaking #handmadecards

finally, I used Violet's ABC's to finish the phrase! and of course, every teacher's desk needs an apple!
ha!
be sure to check out this card on the Lawn Fawn blog and also you can watch the video on my YouTube channel!
enjoy!

Thursday, May 27, 2021

wishing you a beary merry christmas!

hello again!
today I have this Christmas card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

Have a Beary Merry Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Cards, Distress Inks, Christmas Card, Ink Blending, Card Making, #newtonsnook #christmascard #cards #cardmaking #handmadecards #distressinks

yes, another Christmas card! ha!
but listen, Winston's Home for Christmas is retiring and 40% off! and it's sooooo cute!! I love this set so much!
I stamped the image and then colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and fussy cut it out!

Have a Beary Merry Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Cards, Distress Inks, Christmas Card, Ink Blending, Card Making, #newtonsnook #christmascard #cards #cardmaking #handmadecards #distressinks

and for the background, I was totally inspired by fellow DT member Tatiana's snow on this card!
I used a piece of computer paper on an angle, and did some Distress Ink blending in Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers. then I used the same colors and added them in a watercolor-y way (using the Packaging Technique). then I splattered some white acrylic paint on top, too!

Have a Beary Merry Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Cards, Distress Inks, Christmas Card, Ink Blending, Card Making, #newtonsnook #christmascard #cards #cardmaking #handmadecards #distressinks

I also added some texture with the Ornaments Stencil and white embossing paste, to add to the Christmas Cheer!

be sure to check out the card on the Newton's Nook Designs blog, and to check out the retiring sets (40% off people!) ha!
enjoy!