Newton’s Nook Valentine

Hi, guys! It’s time for my final guest post for Newton’s Nook! Check it out!

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I stamped the background in a soft pink with one of the snowflakes from Beautiful Blizzard. Then I used a die as a backdrop to the most adorable little Newton from the Sweater Weather stamp set. A strip of Valentine’s Day patterned paper finished it off. Thanks for checking it out! And a HUGE THANK YOU to NND for having me! Have a great day!

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15289241_10210699082448614_7165042225268647075_o.jpgHey friends! It’s time for another color challenge from CanYouCaseIt?! Eva chose some awesome colors this week! They would be perfect for winter birthday card, but I chose to go with a nontraditional colored Valentine perfect for a friend or family member. Check it out-

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I used the ink smooshing technique for the background and popped up the cutest little octopus from Lawn Fawn using some fun foam. I water colored him in with a gray Zig marker, but instead of plain water I mixed in some perfect pearls to make it silver. I did the same thing when I sprintzed on water for the backdrop. And the funny sentiment finished it off.

I was EXTREMELY inspired by Francine’s card below. I didn’t get the same amazing background as she did but it turned out nice. Here is a link to her card! Hope to see you playing along with us! Have a great day!

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CAS Valentine

Hi, guys! Today I’m sharing this CAS Valentine’s Day card. I used inspiration from MFT’s Sketch Challenge, Color Throwdown, and CASology. Check it out!

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I started by stamping a red brushstroke from MFT onto a kraft card base. Then I stamped their woodgrain plank background onto gray card stock and used a Kat Scrappiness heart die to cut out a backdrop for my sentiment. The XOXO is a die from Lawn Fawn. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out these awesome challenges!

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Sweater Weather Valentine

Hi, guys! It’s Kevin back with another card for NND! I decided to use the cutest little rabbit from the Sweater Weather stamp set for a fun wintery Valentine. Check it out!

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I cut a mask using a heart die and inked on some Distress Inks using some soft colors. Then I Copic colored the sweet bunny from Sweater Weather. His little sweater features a snowflake but  masked it off and added one of the hearts instead to better suit a Valentine’s Day card. I completed it with a gray sentiment strip. Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next week for my last card as this month’s guest designer!

Gift Card Holder with Craftin’ Desert Divas

Hi, everyone! I am so excited to be posting my very first post as a member of the CDD Design Team! For my project today I decided to make a gift card/treat holder. I plan to insert a Starbuck’s gift card to give my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day, but you could definitely use it for some chocolates or anything else that fits inside. Check it out!

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I’ve never made anything like this before, but it was super easy to do with the Fancy Frame Dies. I used the largest scalloped rectangle to die cut some heavy weight white card stock. Then I scored both of the short ends at 1 and 3/8 inches. This made them able to overlap so I could add some adhesive to secure the gift card. Then I stamped a sentiment and two of the ADORABLE coffee images on the front from the Coffee Break stamp set. I colored them in with my Zigs. I also took a blue Zig to color the scalloped edges to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my first posting! Have a great day!