Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Deck the Halls w/Inky Paws.....{Newton's Nook Designs GD}

Good Morning and Happy Hump Day!!
I am very excited to share with you some awesome news.....
not to long ago I was asked by Jennifer~owner and designer for Newton's Nook Designs if I would be interested in being a Guest Designer the first week of December. Well of course I said yes~ first because I had never heard of Newton's Nook Designs and secondly because I thought it would be a great way to share with my friends and followers an adorable stamp company that makes the cutest sets! 
I was able to pick out 2 stamp sets to use and have several projects to share between today's post and the fun Blog Hop we have scheduled for Friday. 

For my first card I used the Frozen Friends stamp set and made this....
I started with a Kraft card stock base and used designer papers from My Minds Eye~All is Bright paper pack.
I stamped the cute snowmen on a piece of the designer paper, and added a bit of color to them using my copic markers. I thought they would look adorable in a frame so I die cut the frame from My Creative Time~Just Simply Live set. I added additional hearts above the snowmen and then stamped the sentiment from the same set onto the frame.
After adding some stitching to the border of the designer paper as well as some zig zag stitching to add some more decorative elements, I put the card together. I thought it needed a little something more, so I pulled a snowflake punch out, added a few in the matching designer paper and then added some SU bling to the center. I also added touches of diamond stickles to the snowmen for a bit more sparkle.

For my next card I used the Holiday Wishes stamp set and came up with this CAS design
I actually am going to make several more of these to send out to friends for Christmas. For this card I started with a black card base, added a layer of green and then my top layer of white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment first onto the white card stock, making sure to line up the wording as best as I could in the center of the card. Once I was happy with the centering, I stamped my stockings above and then went to adding some color to the image using my copics. I wanted to add some more sparkle to the stockings so I brought out my diamond stickles again. To finish up my card I added a few red sequins around the sentiment and my card was finished.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards! I really had fun putting them together. Make sure to check out the Newton's Nook Designs Blog for more projects and inspiration using these sets as well as their store for additional stamp sets that are available.
Please come back and join myself and an amazing lineup of designers on Friday for the.....
There will be lots of inspiration and a prizes as well!

Have a GREAT rest of your day and thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Entering this into the following Challenges:
Paper Issues~ Christmas
My Craft Spot~Sparkle and Shine
Just B Creative Crazy~ Dec Linky Party
Sentimental Sundays~Traditional Christmas Colors


  1. I'm melting over both of these cards, Jessica! Congratulations on your guest designer gig with Newton's Nook. I will be honest, never heard of this company either until today…super cute stamps! Glad you shared today. Holiday hugs from your NC friend!

  2. Hi Jessica! Thanks so much for the super cute cards today! I love all the extra little touches you added - sparkle, stitching, sequins- those details make them so pretty! Thanks for being our guest! Looking forward to the blog hop on Friday!

  3. Jessica ~ Oh both of your cards are simply PERFECTION! I LOVE the snowman one ~ so many wonderful elements then the CAS card! Oh I must try my hand more often at these! Every time I see you do when I drool! BEAUTIFUL job as always~ have a GREAT day too!

  4. love both of them really well done and so pretty. hugs

  5. aww these are adorable.. love those pumpkins..

  6. Jessica! The first card is so sweet! What a lovely card!!!

    The CAS card is simply stunning! Love it.

  7. BEAUTIFUL job with both cards Jessica, I LOVE them both!!! those little snowmen are ADORABLE,Sorry I haven't been around lately, Have a SUPER day my friend!!! :)

  8. Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Jessica!! I love how you added a touch of sparkle to both of them!! The snowmen are so sweet!! What awesome stamps!! Congrats on your guest design spot my friend!! Happy Wednesday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Super sweet cards. I really love the snowmen!!!!

  10. Well it's no surprise to me that Jennifer sought you out and I betcha that she is very happy that she did! I am too because these stamps look totally cute!!! I love your 2 cards, so festive and full of cheer! The stockings one is definitely perfect for making multiples and it's completely adorable!!! I will for sure be joining in the blog hop this Friday! Thanks to you!!! Have a great day! :)

  11. Adorable Jessica! I love both of your CUTE cards!
    Have a FABULOUS evening!

  12. Super cute cards!! I love your designs you came up with! The SU bling and sequins are adorable touches to!
    Have a GREAT evening!
    Sherrie K

  13. Congratulations!!! These are fabulous and so cute!

  14. Big congrats girl! So very deserved! I left you some love over there! I love this sweet card you created! The fame is perfect to showcase those cuties!

  15. congrats girlfriend :) cute cards!!!

  16. Great cards, Jess. Love that CAS look, good job!

  17. Both of your cards are gorgeous! Love the holiday theme! Congrats on the guest designer spot! So awesome!

  18. Both cards are too cute. I love the snowmen they are adorable.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  19. Both cards are great. Snowmen are witty. Card with socks is simple which makes it brilliant!

  20. Congrats to you my friend!!!
    They are both just GORGEOUS!!! But you know which is my favorite one?....The one with the stitching...that is a BEAUTY!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
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  21. This is too CUTE and Congrats very well deserved my friend.

  22. Oh - these two are just so adorable. Love the snowmen! TFS and have a fabulous weekend.

  23. Jess, I wanted to stop by again to thank you for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  24. Super cards, Jessica! The touches of glitter are just perfect! I love the clean designs of both too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

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  25. Well i love polaroids and those two sweet snowman inside one is beyond adorbs! The stocking card is really cute too.
    Deb C