Welcome to the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!! You're in for a "REAL" Treat today as there are SEVERAL Special Designers joining us to give you some EXTRA Inspiration for those last minute Holiday Projects, plus a SPECIAL Die Set with Purchase for a limited time!!
I have SEVERAL Projects to share, so lets jump right in!! =)
My First Project today uses the Newton's Nook Designs "Snowfall Stencil" and the "All Aboard for Christmas" Stamp Set and the coordinating "All Aboard for Christmas" Die Set!!
Here's a look at the entire Set!!
If you MISSED the Release Week of this Set FULL of AMAZING Inspiration, here's the Link!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this SWEET Set and think there are SO MANY ways you could use it!!
I Stamped and Embossed the Images and Die Cut them using the coordinating Die Set!! I wanted to create a FUN Scene so I masked the Track area and used Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, to ink it up!! For the Sky I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to Ink my Sky and then inked the "Snowfall Stencil" for the look of Falling Snow again using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink!! Some Water Droplets add texture and then I added some ColoriQue Snow Summit Ink Splatters for Snow!! I created the Railroad by Die Cutting a MFT Fence Die from some Distress Watercolor Paper and Inking it with Ground Espresso Distress Ink!! I cut part of the Fence away to create a Symmetrical Track!! I LOVE the way it looks and its exactly the right Scale for the Images!! I Colored the Images with Copic Markers added some Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen, then used some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops for some added Dimension!!
I'm SUPER BLESSED to have an AMAZINGLY Talented Lil' Crafting Buddy!!
He WANTED to create a Project for the Blog Hop today too!! =)
He's as EXCITED as I am to get the AWESOME New Products each Month and likes to create Cards right along beside me!! He's ALWAYS SO HAPPY and likes to send HAPPY Mail with the Cards he creates!! So I just had to share this Card Greyson made using the "All Aboard for Christmas" Stamp Set!! He does it ALL!! He Stamped it using the Misti Stamping Tool and Colored it in using my Copic Markers!! =) He even Autographed this one, so his Teacher will know he made it!! She'll be getting this Card with her Christmas Gift!! SHSHSH!!
Here he is holding a DT Package I received FULL of the Release Products, and Coloring his Card!! The last Picture is the Finished Card!! I may be Bias, but not bad for a 4 yr. old, right!!?? ;)
My Second Card for today is one I had in mind after being INSPIRED by a Video I saw Stephanie Klauck shared showcasing a Card Design Francine had made!!
I've used the "Winter Woofs" Set!! Here's a look at the entire Set and a Link for even more Inspiration using it!!
Isn't it FUN!!?? I knew I wanted to create a Ice Skating Pond for the Puppy to be on and I used SEVERAL NND Products to build my Design!! The Sweet Dog is from the "Winter Woofs" Stamp Set and I've used the coordinating "Winter Woofs" Die Set!! I Stamped and Embossed the Image and colored with Copic Markers!! It's hard to see in the photo, but I added some Tonic Studio Aqua Shimmer Pen for some Sparkle to the Scarf and the Blades of the Ice Skates!! I've used the "Whispering Pines" Stamp Set to create my Forest Background!! Inking the Images with Distress Oxide Inks in several Colors (Peeled Paint, Lucky Clover, Mustard Seed, and Vintage Photo) to get a Dimensional look to the Trees, then I Embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder!! I used the Sky Borders Die Set to create the look of a Fluffy Snow Edge surrounding the Pond!! I Stamped and Embossed my Sentiment from the Winter Woofs Stamp Set onto one of the NEW Flag Dies from the Frames & Flags Die Set!! I Stamped and Embossed the Snow Flakes also from this Set and added some Studio Katia Crystals to the Centers for some Sparkle!! Some Water Droplets and ColoriQue Snow Summit Ink Splatters add to the Snowy Feel!! For one finishing touch to my Ice Skating Pond I Die Cut the Stitched Heart Trail Die from the Lawn Fawn Set into the Clear Embossed Ice Skating Pond!! I wanted it to look as though the Puppy had created it with his Ice Skates in the Ice while Ice Skating!! SQUEAL!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it looks and its the little details like this that I think finish off a FUN Scene!!
Enter to Win Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:Newton's Nook Designs Amy Tsuruta
Larissa Heskett <----You are hereSamantha Mann
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Special!!
Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.
For an EXTRA SPECIAL Set of Projects for your last minute Gift Giving Ideas, I've made some CUTE Earrings using the NEW Peppermint Die Set that is FREE with any $50.00 purchase or can be Purchased for $8.99!! If you follow me you know I also LOVE LOVE LOVE to make Jewelry!! So I created two pairs of Earring and a SWEET way to present them as a Gift!!
I Started by Die Cutting the Peppermint Die Set from some Shrink Plastic and then used my Copic Markers to Color the pieces!! I used a Heat Gun to Shrink them and then glued them together using E-6000 Glue!! I used the Quick Dry Aleene's Jewelry & Metal Glue to add the Candy Wrapper Edges onto the one pair of Earrings and the Metal 8mm Earring Rounds onto the backs of both pair!!
For the Tags I used the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set!! I layered the Scalloped Tops for a FUN Design!! I Die Cut some of the other pieces for the Special Pieces in order to add the Earrings to the Tags so they are Supported well!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiments from the Newton's Candy Cane Stamp Set on the bottom of my Tags!! I plan on giving them as gifts for my Nieces!!
I hope you feel INSPIRED and have ENJOYED the Projects I've shared today!!??
I've LINKED to all of the NND Products I've used and they are available in the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!! I hope you'll HOP along for more AMAZING Inspiration and chances to WIN!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
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