Monday, May 16, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs May Release - Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set + Coordinating Die

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my card for the newest Lawnscaping Challenge, please scroll down or click here!**

here we go!
it's time to start the EPIC Newton's Nook Designs May Release

today, the whole DT is showcasing the super sweet and classic Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set + Coordinating Die!! i love love love this set! You can use this set in so many different ways, for so many different reasons!! 
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 May 20th, right here!

for my 1st project, i created a baby card!

I used some Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers to create a soft blue background. then I stamped the 'twig' wreath in Vintage Photo a few times (rotating the stamp block as I did), to make it look like it could be a nest! :)

the super sweet sentiment was heat embossed in White on top, and then I added some enamel dots in a super fun lime green, like abstract leaves! finally, I added some texture with embossing paste and a striped stencil! 

for my second card, I seriously just wanted to have FUN and do some messy watercoloring! :)

I heat embossed the beautiful floral wreath in white and then used my Distress Markers to add color! I scribbled the marker onto my kraft mat, and then picked up the color with a damp water brush to add it to the card front! 

I couldn't resist adding a few splatters!! another thing I couldn't resist with this beautiful and bright card...the bold, contrasting strip of washi!! I can't stop doing it! lol!

Would you like to win the “Happy Little Thoughts” Stamp Set?
This 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 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, May 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th. 

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


  1. Two amazing cards! I love the idea of using the first one as a baby card! You could change it up to pink to make it for a girl! The second card is so pretty! I LOVE how you did the loose watercoloring over the white embossing!

  2. What a beautiful and serene showcase of this stamp set. So pretty!

  3. Wonderful CAS cards. Love the placement of the image and sentiment. TFS

  4. Wow! Gorgeous cards! I love the soft water coloring on both!

  5. These are both really soft and beautiful designs! Love how you left the "white space" with the wreath in the corner. So pretty and thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I love the pretty colors in your cards! Beautiful!
    Take care!

  7. These are both just super precious!

  8. Lovely cards, I
    do like the way
    you used the
    stencil on the
    first one.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Love both of these! What a great stamp set ♥

  10. Beautiful cards with this awesome stamp set... love it!

  11. Both cards are beautiful, but I really love the one with the floral wreath (Such pretty colors).

  12. I love the simple, elegant look of both these cards.

  13. I love that vine wreath.
    Very different and easy to
    embellish in so many different ways.
    thanks for sharing.

  14. I love these cards. The first one with a subtle touch of gold is fabulous.

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  16. These cards are so pretty. I love this new set.

  17. Absolutely cool and gorgeous wreath cards!!! Love the one with the enamel dots!! So awesome!!

  18. Your first card is so, so elegant. I would say your second card is super trendy with the black and white striped border! Lovely!

  19. Very pretty cards and great use of white space.

  20. This is such a pretty new set!

  21. Thanks for sharing your sweet cards. LoVe the sentiments in the top corner.
    Crafty hugs,

  22. Wow!!!! I love this new release!!!! Absolutely stunning cards!

  23. Love this stamp set and the pretty wreaths you can make. Thanks.


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