Reindeer Games – Inky Paws Reminder

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Today, I am sharing a quick and easy holiday card that I made for the current Inky Paws Challenge. In case you missed it, this challenge is a super fun sketch challenge! All you have to do is create a card based off the sketch using Newton’s Nook products, link it up to the Inky Paws Blog, and that’s it! You will be entered for a chance to win a $20 gift card, and might just be picked as a favorite by myself or one of the other amazing Inky Paws team members.

To start my card, I cut a piece of white card stock down to 3.75in x 3.75in so I could use it in one of the Gina K wreath builder templates. On my first round of the wreath builder, I stamped the jumping reindeer images from the Reindeer Roll Call Stamp Set in Gina K Cherry Red Ink. Then, I continued to fill in the wreath with snowflakes from the Reindeer Roll Call Set and the Holiday Home Stamp Set using Gina K Kraft Ink.

When I was happy with the wreath, I stamped the sentiment “wishing you peace and joy this holiday season” from the Holiday Home Set and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

To add the stripes that are shown in the sketch, I cut three strips of red card stock to 1in x 3.75in and adhered them to the back of my wreath panel. To finish it off, I adhered the panel to a kraft card base.

See, I told you it was quick and easy!

I hope you join us in the Inky Paws Challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

Heartfelt Holiday – Inky Paws Reminder

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Have you joined the Inky Paws Challenge yet? There are only a few more days left to join for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Online Store!


I was so inspired by the beautiful Heartfelt Holidays Stamp Set from Newton’s Nook and I thought it was the perfect stamp to use for the current color challenge! To start my card, I stamped and die cut the heart image from the Heartfelt Holidays Stamp Set and colored it with my Copic markers. 


Dark reds: R29, R08, R05

Light reds: R05, R14, R02

Dark greens: G29, G19, G17

Light greens: YG05, YG23, YG01


Next, I took two pieces of kraft card stock that were cut to 5.5 x 8.5 inches, and scored both on four and a quarter inches and two and an eighth. Next, I folded the flaps to create a double gate fold, and used the slightly smaller heart die from the DIES to cut a window in the front. To add a little more depth to the kraft, I used the heart and created a pattern with white ink all around the card stock.


To finish the card, I glued the colored heart into the middle of the back panel of the card. Then, I cut a strip of red card stock to 1 x 9 and cut the bottom with one of the dies from the Sky Borders Die Set. I folded the strip around my closed card and glued the strip closed, so my card would stay closed when the belly band was on. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment “Peace, Love, & Joy” on to a .75 inch strip of white paper and attached that to the belly band.


I hope you join us in the Inky Paws Challenge! It really is so much fun to join and expands your creativity! 


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A Snowy Christmas Scene – Inky Paws 161

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Are you ready for the holidays? I’m definitely not, but this new Inky Paws Challenge had me feeling a little more festive!

When I saw the colors for this challenge, I knew immediately I wanted to use the new Holiday Home Stamp Set from the most recent Newton’s Nook release! To start, I stamped and colored a couple of the images from the Holiday Home Stamp Set using my Copic Markers in these colors:

Dark Reds: R29, R19, R08, R05

Light Reds: R08, R05, R02, R00

Dark Green: G29, G17, G15

Light Green: YG17, YG23, G12, YG11

Brown: E15, E13, E11, E50

Grey: W8, W6, W5, W3, W2

Next, I cut out my images using the coordinating dies, as well as cutting a few hills out of white card stock using the Land Borders Die Set. To add some depth to the hills, I ink blended a little bit of Salvaged Patina Distress Ink at the tops of the hills. I also ink blended Salvaged Patina onto a 4 x 5.25 inch white panel to create my sky. To create some snow in the sky, I splattered some Perfect Pearls mixed with water.

To assemble my card, I stamped the sentiment “wishing you peace and joy this holiday season” in black ink on the bottom hill. Then, I popped up my images with foam tape and adhered it to my scene. Lastly, I added a little glitter to the snow of the stamped images.

If you are inspired by the Inky Paws Challenge, you can enter through November 19 for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store!

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An Early Meowy Christmas – Inky Paws Reminder

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There are just a few days left to join the current Inky Paws Challenge! All you have to do is create a project using Newton’s Nook Products and plaid then, link it up to the Inky Paws Blog for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the online store!

For my second plaid card, I went a little Christmas-y. I’m definitely not ready for the holidays, but I thought a little bit of plaid would be perfect with the Caroling Newton Stamp Set.

To start my card, I stamped the main image from the stamp set and colored it with my Copic markers in the following colors:

Pinks: RV25, RV23, and RV21

Blues: B66, B63, and B60

Yellows: Y17, Y15, and Y11

Purples: V17, V15, V12, and V00

Black Cat: 100, W8, W6, W5, and W3

White Cat: W5, W3, W1, and W00

Siamese Cat: E17, E15, E13, E11, E50, and E00

Next, I cut a piece of white card stock down to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Using an arched window die (mine was from Waffle Flower), I cut a window out of the card stock. Behind the window, I glued a piece of vellum to give the window a frosted look. To add in my plaid, I glued a piece of plaid patterned paper, in a similar blue to what I colored my cats with, behind the vellum. This diffused the plaid a little and made it look more like a winter scene.

Next, I stamped some snowflakes and the sentiment “Meow to the World” onto the vellum and heat embossed with a white embossing powder. (I should have done that before gluing the vellum to the card stock, but I wasn’t using my brain. Do as I say, not as I do. You already know that though.)

To finish the card, I die cut the caroling cats, popped them up with foam tape, and adhered them to the bottom of the arched window.

I hope you will join us in the Inky Paws Challenge! It really is so much fun to play along with and a great opportunity to get some free Newton products!

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A Cozy Pile of Blankets – Inky Paws 160

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We have a brand new Inky Paws Challenge starting today and it is all about PLAID! I seriously love plaid, so I was very excited to get working on this challenge!


For my card today, I was inspired by the sweet image from the Newton’s Naptime Stamp Set and all of the patterned blankets the kitty is sleeping on. I started by stamping three of the image and then colored them with my Copic markers in these colors (going in rainbow order from red to purple):


Reds: R29, R08, R05, R14, R02, R00

Oranges: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR12, YR00


Yellows: Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, Y00

Greens: G29, G07, G24, G43, YG45, YG05, YG61, YG11

Teals: BG49, BG45, BG34, BG13, BG32, BG11, BG10

Blues: B28, B26, B24, B21, B18, B16, B02, B12

Indigos: B66, B63, B60, BV08, BV04, BV31, BV01

Violets: V09, V17, V15, V04, V12, V91

Black Cat: 100, W8, W6, W5, W3


After coloring, I cut all of the images out using the coordinating die. Since I knew I was going to have a tall stack of blankets, I decided to make a mini slimline card. To do this, I used a die set I have that cuts a rectangle to about 3.5in x 6.5in, and cut a piece of white card stock with the die. On that rectangle, I used a blending tool to ink through the first layer of the Plaid Stencil using Versamark embossing ink. After inking, I sprinkled a clear glitter embossing powder over it and heat set it.
When the embossing was cool, I layered the images into a big blanket stack and adhered that to the plaid background. Lastly, I cut the thought bubble from the Newton’s Naptime Die Set, stamped the sentiment “I love you more than naps” inside with a black ink, and glued that to my card.

 
I hope you join us in the Inky Paws Challenge for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store! And be sure to check out the new holiday release, too!


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A Holiday Hello – Inky Paws Reminder!

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There is still time to join the current Inky Paws Challenge! If you haven’t joined yet, you have until Friday night to enter a project based off of the sketch for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store! (And if you haven’t looked yet, Newton’s Nook has a super adorable new holiday release!


Speaking of holidays, my card today uses a beautiful set from Newton called Whispering Pines. This is an older set that I’ve had for a while, but it is the perfect stamp set for holiday cards, sympathy cards, or if you are watercolor-challenged like me! 

To start my card, I stamped the smallest set of trees onto a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock. To make the images look a little more watery, I inked my stamp with Pine Needles Distress Ink and then sprayed a light mist of water onto the stamp. After I let that dry, I masked the trees and stamped the large section of trees using Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Lastly, I masked and stamped the same trees once again using Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.


After letting that dry, I stamped the snow flurry from the set on the top part of my card, directly above the trees, and heat embossed it with a clear sparkle embossing powder. Then, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment “Let it Snow” with black embossing powder. I decided I wanted a little more going on in the background, so I splattered some watered down Speckled Egg Distress Oxide around the trees.


I hope you join us in the Inky Paws Challenge! And be sure to check out the new release from Newton’s Nook! 

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Birds of Autumn – New Inky Paws Challenge!

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Today is the first day of a new Inky Paws Sketch Challenge! Though I can be intimidated by sketch challenges, I had a really fun time playing around with this sketch! 


I have always loved the Winter Birds Stamp set from Newton’s Nook – I love the cute birds and the flurry of snowflakes – but I wanted to try to make a fall card with this set. I don’t know how the weather is where you are, but in Ohio it still feels like summer. I am so ready for fall, so I had to bring fall to me with this card!
To start, I colored the small finch (I think it’s a finch? I’m not an ornithologist) (Yes I did look that up) using a few of my Copic markers. I wanted to keep the finch in a brown-ish hue, so I used the colors E17, E15, E13, E11, and E50. After coloring, I cut the bird out using the coordinating dies


I knew I wanted to make a bunch of leaves for my bird to be sitting in, so I took a piece of white card stock and randomly ink blended using Seedless Preserves, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed Distress Oxides. Then, I took the leaf die from the Winter Birds Set, the stitched leaf from the Fall Friends Die Set, and the little leaf from the Forest Scene Builder Die Set and cut a bunch of leaves out of the ink blended paper.

To fit the sketch, I cut a stitched rectangle and a few birch trees from the Forest Scene Builder Die Set out of white card stock. I glued the trees in a group in the left side of the rectangle, then started to organize my leaves to figure out how I wanted them to be arranged. When I was happy with the arrangement, I glued the leaves to each other, then I popped all of the leaves up with foam tape and adhered it to my card. I tucked the bird behind a couple leaves and glued him to the leaves.


To finish my card, I stamped the sentiment “I love fall most of all” from the Fall Fringe Stamp Set and added a few sequins around the focal point. 


I hope you are inspired to join the Inky Paws Challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store! 


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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice – IPC

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Whether it feels like it where you are, or not, it’s fall! Fall is my favorite season – I love the cooler weather, Halloween, and, of course, anything pumpkin flavored! My love of pumpkins and fall gave me the inspiration for my first card for the new Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge!

I absolutely love the images from the Pumpkin Latte Stamp Set, and I thought it would be cute to make a one-layer scene using the girl holding the pumpkins standing in a pumpkin patch. To create my scene, I stamped the image of the girl in the middle of a 4.25×5.5 inch piece of cardstock. I masked the image using some Masking Magic from Gina K and stamped and masked a few pumpkins from the same set as well as the pumpkins from the Signs of Fall Stamp Set. Keeping the stencils on, I ink blended a sky using Distress Oxides in Salvaged Patina, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch. 


I removed my masks and colored my images using Copic markers in the following colors:

Pumpkins: E17, E33, YR07, YR04, YR12

Jacket: E57, E44, E42, E41

Dark Brown: E59, E57, E55, E53


To finish off my card, I heat embossed the sentiment “happy pumpkin spice season” using white embossing powder. Then, I splattered some Perfect Pearls mixed with water over the background.


You can join the Inky Paws Challenge for the next two weeks for a chance to win a $20 gift voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store! All you have to do is create a project using the challenge colors and a Newton’s Nook product, then link your project up to the Inky Paws Blog.


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Batty for You – Inky Paws 157 Reminder!

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If you have not joined yet, there are still a few more days to take part in the Inky Paws Halloween Challenge! Link up your project by the end of Friday for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store!

Ever since the Batty Newton Stamp Set came out last year, I have loved it! As a child, I always flip-flopped on being either a bat or a cat for Halloween, and this set is a perfect combination of both!

To start my card, I stamped and colored the Batty Newton image using my Copic markers. For the wings, I used: V17, V15, V04, V01, and V00. To color the cat, I used: 100, W8, W6, W5, and W3.

After coloring, I die cut the image using the coordinating die.

I decided to try something a little different (for me!) to create my background. I started by cutting a piece of white card stock down to 4×4 inches. I ink blended over the card stock using the Distress Oxide colors Antique Linen, Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord.

I wanted it to look like my batty cat was flying in the sky with a bunch of his bat friends circling around him. To create this effect, I used the Gina K wreath builder and a few different bats from the Batty Newton and Newton’s Boo-tiful Night stamp sets. Since I used oxides on the background, I stamped the bats in Black Soot Oxide to make sure it showed up against my background. After doing a few layers of bats, I decided it needed a little sparkle, so I used the wreath builder to add some stars with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed the stars with Gina K Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

To finish my card, I heat embossed the sentiment “feline batty” in the lower right corner of the panel. I popped Newton up using some foam tape and put him the center of all the bats. Lastly, I adhered my panel to a black glitter card base.

I hope you join us in the last days of the Newton’s Nook Halloween challenge!

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Turkey Talk – STAMPtember is here!

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Today is the day! It is finally time to reveal the Newton’s Nook and Simon Says Stamp collaboration set for Stamptember 2021!


I am so in love with this set! I normally don’t make many Thanksgiving cards or crafts, but this set got me so excited to make some projects! 


I created two projects with the new stamp set, but both were made in a very similar way. For both the card and the treat bags, I stamped and masked my images, and then blended Gina K Sweet Corn and Sweet Mango inks around the masked images. Then, I colored my images with my Copic markers in these colors:


Black Cat: 100, W8, W6, W5, W3

Labrador: E44, E43, E42, E30, E50

Bulldog: E59, E57, E55, E53, E51

Turkey Hat: E18, E17, E15, E13, R29, R08, R05, R14, YR07, YR04, YR12, Y19, Y17, Y15

Pilgrim Outfit: C8, C6, C5, C3, E17, E15, E13

Cooked Turkey Hat: E15, E13, E11, E30


And here is what the final projects look like!

I used the large scalloped frame from the Frames Squared Die Set from Newton’s Nook to create the toppers!

If you haven’t grabbed this set yet – go, go, GO! This set is only available while supplies last, so when it’s sold out, it is GONE. Head over to Simon Says and pick up the set, then check out all the other cute sets Newton’s Nook has to offer! 

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Product List: Newton’s Nook Stamptember Collaboration 2021; Newton’s Nook Frames Squared Die Set

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