Christmas in (almost) July – IPC 176 Reminder

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You only have a few more days to join the Inky Paws Color Challenge! Use the colors Crimson Red, Cobalt Blue, Sky Blue, and White on a project and link it up to the Inky Paws Challenge Blog for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store!

Instead of using the traditionally Americana color palette for a 4th of July card, I decided to move to a different holiday. Non-traditional Christmas cards are some of my favorite cards to make, and I thought this color palette was the perfect inspiration for a fun winter scene!

I started by stamping and coloring the blue jay and berry clusters from the Winter Birds Stamp Set. I used my Copic markers in the colors: B28, B26, B24, B21, B00, W4, W2, W1, R29, R08, R05, and R14.

After coloring, I cut out my image using the coordinating dies. Next, I ink blended a few pieces of white scrap paper with Distress Oxides in the colors Prize Ribbon, Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon, and Salvaged Patina. When the ink was dry, I cut the paper with a few different leaf die cuts from the Winter Birds Coordinating Dies, Fall Friends Die Set, and Flower Trio Die Set.

Using all of the leaf die cuts, I created two curved arrangements to mimic the look of a wreath. I added in a few of the stamped berries to bring in more color. For my background, I cut a piece of white card stock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Then, I inked a larger circle in the center of the panel using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. To add a little more interest, I splattered some Prize Ribbon Distress Ink across the panel. I wanted a little shimmer, so I used the Petite Snow Stencil and some white stencil butter on the corners as well.

To finish my card, I stamped the sentiment “Warm Winter Wishes” popped up my leaves and blue jay with foam tape and adhered them 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!

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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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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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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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