Thursday, October 27, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release Day 4 - Ornamental Newton + coordinating Die and Festive Forest + coordinating die

today is the last day for Newton's Nook Designs 2016 Holiday release!

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 Ornamental Newton + coordinating Die and Festive Forest + coordinating die!! These sets...I CAN'T EVEN!! the cuteness is off the charts!
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!

i created two cards with the new Newton set, and they're similar but different! :)
the first one is in reds, and i colored my kitty with tiger-like stripes! so fun!!

again, I used Distress Markers to watecolor everything, and then used the coordinating die to cut them out! i added some glitter to the strips on the ornament for a little more festiveness!

on the background i used some embossing paste and my favorite star sentcil and then splattered it with light dots of black ink to match the bold sentiment!

my 2nd card uses the same image, but with greens and soft, beige kitty!

adorable too, right? ha!
i used some grey distress ink and my kraft mat to create the background! i simply scribbled the marker in a line, spritzed with water and pressed my cardstock on top! love the messy rectangle! 

i curved the sentiment around that beautiful, big ornament, and love how that looks!

my Festive Forest cards are clean and simple and fun!

i LOVE green and black! i used Distress Markers to color directly onto the sentiment tree and then stamped it onto white cardstock! i did the same thing with the base and star of the tree! i heat embossed in black, the polka dot trees, and i LOVE that pop of black!!

the background of the the card was created with embossing paste and a striped stencil! so subtle, and so pretty!

my last card uses the scribble tree image and it's divine!

i used Twisted Citron, Mowed lawn and Lucky Clover Distress Markers! I colored directly onto the stamp and then pressed it onto the card front! i splattered the front with some black ink and then used two strips of washi on the side!

i used a gold and black washi, because i LOVE the idea of golds, greens and blacks for Christmas! 
oh..cough the 'ornaments' on the tree...they started off as pearls...they're totally flat now TIP people: don't run your cardstock through your die cut machine AFTER you added your pearls! ha ha!!
i totally FORGOT that i had added them, and then when i took the card front out...there they were, all flat and squished! but it's ok! easier to mail! ha!! 

Would you like to win the “Ornamental Newton or Festive Forest” 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. Love the simple cards without a
    lot of fussy.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. WOW ! A gorgeous array of cards ! Each more beautiful than the other! Love those stamp sets ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring !

  3. Awesome cards! Love the way you colored Newton and the ornaments! Love the added textures and your pretty tree cards also! Great release!

  4. Gorgeous cards today! The two kitty cards are so cute! I love the watercoloring and bits of sparkle! And the tree cards are amazing! I love the way you did multiple shades of green on the stamps!

  5. Great cards. Newton is so cute. Especially like the first card.

  6. Ooh, these are all fabulous! Love the coloring on Newton and the ornament and the glitter accent! The tree cards are gorgeous!

  7. I love all of your
    cards! They are so
    pretty and the textures
    and flat pearls are so
    Carla from Utah

  8. So many adorable cards! Love that scribble tree!

  9. Great ideas with that tree, cute newton ornament

  10. Awww Samantha, these are WAAAAY TOO CUTE! ♥ them!

  11. Very cute Newton cards--love the sparkle on the ornaments. Pretty tree cards too.

  12. Love the striped accent to those Newton cards!

  13. Wow! These CAS cards are fantastic! Great coloring and amazing finish touches!


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