Thursday, October 27, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Festive Forest & Ornamental Newton

Are you enjoying the NND holiday release so far?   We've got two more amazing stamp and die sets to show you today!   First up, Festive Forest!

Festive forest card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Nook Designs | handmade card | holiday | Christmas | tree | star | Oh Christmas Tree | papercraft | cardmaking | Christmas card |

As soon as I saw this set, I knew I wanted to try to put the trees together in a star shape!   I stamped the different trees in a variety of green inks (using the lightest color first so I didn't contaminate my ink pads), then die cut them with the coordinating Festive Forest die.   I loved how it looked offset just a bit, so I adhered the trees and trimmed the excess off.

Festive forest card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Nook Designs | handmade card | holiday | Christmas | tree | star | Oh Christmas Tree | papercraft | cardmaking | Christmas card |

The sentiment was heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and adhered across my tree star with foam tape.   I placed just a few gold star sequins for a touch of shine!

Next is a card using Ornamental Newton & the coordinating dies.....but I didn't use Newton!   What?!?!?   I know, but when I saw that tiny Santa hat, I just HAD to hang it from the fun sentiment!

Ornamental Newton card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Nook Designs | cardmaking | papercraft | clear stamps | sequins | handmade card | Christmas card | santa |

I made the Santa hat more like an enamel embellishment by coating it with Wink of Stella to make it sparkle, and then a double coating of Glossy Accents for loads of shine.  To finish the card off, I made some hand drawn lines around the sentiment and added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins.   This would be a super card to make in large quantities!   


Would you like to win the “Festive Forest”  & "Ornamental Newton" Stamp Sets?


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. 

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  1. that star (could be a wreath too) made out of the trees
    is a fantastic idea. Looks so pretty.
    Using the sentiment and placing the hat on it was
    a fun idea.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.

  2. I really love the original way you use those new products ! So different than the other cards (really beautiful too !) ! I really love your design too ! Amazing projects ! Thanks for sharing !
    Izzy Scrap

  3. Clever use of the Festive Forest trees to make that pretty star! Love your cards! Love that cute Santa hat on the sentiment! Pretty papers too!

  4. Love how you put the trees in a cirkle like this and that with Kraft carton.. Love it..
    Shame I don't have Kraft at home anymore.

  5. WOW! I love how today you have two totally outside the box cards! The star made out of the trees is genius! I also love how you just used the sentiment and the hat on your second card! What a fun way to use this set! Thanks for the awesome inspiration today!

  6. Cleaver use of the trees. Awesome cards. TFS

  7. Love your cards. Such a clever way to make both cards.

  8. These are awesome! You're so clever to arrange the trees into a star shape. I adore the second card. It's simple, but so pretty.

  9. All your cards are just wonderful!! I love soooo much Newton, I'm a cat lover and he is always my favourite :D but your star of trees make me blow up! Really brilliant!

  10. The Santa hat is
    darling and love
    the way you used
    the Christmas
    Carla from Utah

  11. Wonderful cards. I like the creative way you used the tree stamps.

  12. WOW Kimberly, these are amazing cards, I especially love the first one.

  13. The trees in a star shape, how clever is that! Great use of the sentiment


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