Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release Day 2 - Beautiful Baubles + Coordinating Die and Pines & Holly Die

it's Tuesday, and that means it's day 2 of the epic Holiday release extravaganza for Newton's Nook Designs!

I am not kidding when I tell you that the sets this month are AMAZING!!! I can't wait for everyone to see the whole release! 
today the whole team is showing off Beautiful Baubles + Coordinating Die and Pines & Holly Die! the ornaments are another set in the quilling series, and jsut as GORGEOUS as the rest! And the Holly Die is SO CUTE! 
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 October 28th, right here!

my first card uses (almost!) traditional Christnas colors!

i really love this set!! the designs in each ornament are so unique and SO easy to color!! i watercolored all of the ornaments for both cards with Distress Markers, and then splattered some acrylic white paint on top! 

i die cut the ornaments with the coordinating dies and then heat embossed the sentiment onto some black cardstock! used a bunch of the ornaments with a VERY light grey on the background of the card - LOOOOOOVE how subtle and pretty that looks! 

my second card is just uses summer colors! ha!

i looooove pinks, oranges and yellows together! and i LOVE the warmth and glow they bring to this ornament!

i watercolored with Distress Markers onto some scrap packaging, spritzed with water and pressed it onto my card front! once it was dry, i stamped the sentiment in a circle around the area! 

my last card features the Holly Die!

i die cut everything from white cardstock and then added color with Distress Inks and water! i love the watercolor look on the die cuts!

my card base is white woodgrain and i LOVE the texture with this die set! i popped up the bow and then added some cream enamel dots! such a sweet and simple, but pretty card! i added some sparkle to the pine cones, i LOVE that it's glittery, but also looks like it could be sugar-y snow!

Would you like to win the “Beautiful Baubles” 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, October 27th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 28th. 

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


  1. Oh, BEAUTIFUL cards! Love them!

  2. WOW! These cards so so gorgeous. I LOVE the way you colored the ornaments and added white splatter over the top! And the pine boughs are so awesome with the two shades of green! Lovely cards today!

  3. Beautiful, beautiful cards! I love the colorful ornaments! These are amazing!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous cards. Lovely water coloring.

  5. Your ornaments are so pretty. Love the watercolor background. TFS

  6. Very pretty Samantha. You have been busy, both cards (AND sets) are awesome!

  7. Beautiful cards.
    Love the many colors in the greenery.
    thanks for sharing

  8. Ooh, these are gorgeous! I love the baubles set, and how you colored them took my breath away!

  9. Very pretty ornament cards and lovely pine cone arrangement.

  10. Your cards are beautiful ! I love those bright colors for your ornaments and this pine tree arrangement is really gorgeous too ! Thanks for sharing.

  11. These are wonderful cards. I love the subtle stamped background on the 1st and the Beautiful water coloring on the 2nd.

  12. Love the bright colors on the ornaments. Stunning!

  13. Beautiful work! I especially like the lightly stamped background on your 1st card!

  14. Gorgeous coloring of all the beautiful ornaments, and such a pretty cluster of greenery from the Pines & Holly dies! Fabulous cards!

  15. Great amazing cards! Love all of them!

  16. Each of your cards are like a mini work of art! So amazingly gorgeous, love your style!

  17. Such perfect and festive Christmas cards!!! Love them!

  18. Your cards are beautiful and elegant, really great creations !

  19. Your cards are so pretty, love them!!

  20. Oh these cards
    are beautiful!
    Love the coloring
    and designs.
    Carla from Utah

  21. super cute pinecone/branch card


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