Friday, December 6, 2019

7th Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!!

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Welcome to the 7th Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop for Newton's Nook Designs!! I'm SO EXCITED to be here with you today to share some AMAZING Inspiration for the FAST approaching Holidays!! I still can't believe December is already here, where did the Year go!!?? I'm sure if you are hopping along today, you're like me and ENJOY making the Holidays SPECIAL for those you CHERISH!! That's why creating handmade Cards and Gifts are so important!! Today I have a STUNNING Scene Card to share, plus a BONUS Card created by Greyson my 6 yr. old for his FAVORITE 1st Grade Teacher Mrs. Peterson!! I LOVE getting him involved with his Teacher Gifts every year and I'm not sure who ENJOYS it more!!?? I can promise you though his Teacher will feel pretty SPECIAL when he gives her his handmade Card/Gift in a couple Weeks!! 
Let's get started!! 
I wanted to create a STUNNING Scene Card!! I've ALWAYS LOVED Cardinals, but especially during the Holidays!! I started by using some Therm O Web Deco Foil Gel and the NND Holiday Foliage Stencil on my Cardbase!! After the Gel was dry, I Inked the background with Distress Oxide Inks in Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint and Lucky Clover!! Water Droplets were added for some texture!! Then I Foiled it using some Deco Foil in Jade!! I then added some Distress Paint Splatters in Picket Fence, Brass and Lucky Clover!! 
Next I worked on my Scene!! I started by Die Cutting the Stitched Panel from the NND Frames & Flags Die Set!! I then Stamped and Embossed the Cardinal Image and the Berry Images from the Winter Birds Stamp Set!! I colored them using Copic Markers and the Die Cut them out using the coordinating Winter Birds Die Set!! 

I used the Forest Scene Builder Die Set to create the Branches Die Cutting them from some TE Toffee Cardstock!! I inked the edges using some Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink!! I wanted the look of Snow so I used the Lawn Fawn Embossing Pen and added some WoW Embossing Powder in Vintage Champagne!! It's a White Embossing Powder with Gold Glitter and I LOVE the addition of the Gold Glitter in real life!! I Die Cut several of the Pine Cone Images from the NND Pines & Holly Die Set from some TE Chocolate Truffle Cardstock and adhered them to some TE Toffee Cardstock!! Then fussy cut them out and inked them with some Gathered Twigs DOI!! I added the same Embossing Powder to resemble Snow, and also added some Liquid Adhesive and some Rock Candy Distress Glitter for some Sparkle and Texture!! 
I Die Cut several of the Pines also from the NND Pines & Holly Die Set from some TE Cilantro Cardstock and inked it them using Distress Oxide Inks in Gathered Twigs, Pine Needles and Peeled Paint!! I added the same Embossing Powder and then adhered everything together to create my Scene!! I really LOVE the way it turned out and I hope I've inspired you to look through your stash and see what Images you can combine with some of your FAVORITE Scene Building Dies to create some STUNNING Winter Scenes!!
Here's Greyson's Card!! He LOVES Rainbow and Colored the SWEET Mice from the NND Naughty or Mice Stamp Set using Copic Markers!! Then we worked on the Background!! He wanted Rainbow Snowflakes!! So we used the NND Snowfall Stencil along with some Therm O Web Pixie Spray to keep it in place!! He used Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord along with an Ink Dauber!! We added some WoW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder over the Snowflakes and heat set!! Then we covered the background with Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Inks, added some Water Droplets and then added some Snowflake Sequins, Iridescent Jewels and Blizzard Glitter Nuvo Drops to finish off the Background!! 
I helped him line up the coordinating NND Naughty or Mice Dies and we used Therm O Web Purple Tape to keep them in place!! After Die Cutting them out we added some White & Black Gel Pen for some Freckles and the Nose and I added some High Lights to the Images!! We also added some Morning Dew and Blizzard Glitter Nuvo Drops for some Sparkle and Dimension!! 
We used the NND Speech Bubbles Die to Stamp and Emboss the Sentiment with WoW White Embossing Powder and added it to the Card using 3D Foam Squares!! I'm pretty certain his Teacher is going to CHERISH this handmade Card for years to come!! 

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Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and 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 8th at 9 pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 9th.
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! Don't forget to visit the Newton's Nook Designs Blog on December 9th 
to see if you're one of the LUCKY Winners!! 

I'm also linking up:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Traditional Christmas 



  1. Lovely card! Greyson's card is so cute.

  2. Wow!! The cardinal card is just stunning!! Amazing scene with a lot of details, textures and gorgeous coloring!! Totally love it! <3

  3. Oh my goodness, the beauty!!! That first card is so stunning, I love it! And the cuteness of the mice and your kiddos version melts my heart! My daughter has been crafting with me since she was little, it's so great!

  4. Your bird out in nature is WONDERFUL!!!!!! I love the bird especially!!!!

  5. Larissa, your cardinal card is absolutely STUNNING! And I'm so happy to see that Greyson is making cards, wow! I absolutely LOVE what he created, tell him I'm really proud of him for being so talented!

  6. oh woow!
    this is amazing card!
    love tht red bird!

  7. LOVE the gorgeous cardinal - everything about this card is simply amaZIng

  8. The cardinal is colored beautifully love the card. Thanks for sharing

  9. Wow Larissa, the depth and texture on your first one is incredible and your second card is darling! Fabulous work, as always!

  10. I love the textures! Great rainbow snowflakes and mice! TOO CUTE!

  11. These cards are my absolute favorites! Love the beautiful backgrounds. Your cardinal sitting among the greenery is stunning.

  12. Love those gorgeous pinecones and greenery! One of my favorite die sets! And the card with the mice is just adorable!

  13. The first card has really cool background. Love the second card, so adorable, love the rainbow snowflakes.

  14. How awesome coloring!! Thanks for the inspiration

  15. Great cards but those little mice are stealing the show! Simply darling!

  16. Marisela Delgado said: Both cards are awesome, but the Cardinal card is my fave.

  17. Oh my stars! Your cardinal looks so stunning with your colouring! I love thr colorful cool bg for the cute mice too! So gorgeous!

  18. The first card is gorgeous.
    Living across the river from
    St. Louis, we are into cardinals.
    the mouse card is darling.
    thanks for sharing

  19. What great cards! Love the cardinal and the mice!

  20. Larissa, your card is stunning! A gorgeous wintry scene! Greyson's card: OHMYSTARS! Delightfully festive and wonderfully creative! The rainbow snowflakes are perfect with the cute mice! His teacher will absolutely LOVE this, as do I!

  21. These are both amazing! I love the snowy branches you created for that gorgeous bird to sit on! So clever! And I'm super impressed with Greyson's coloring skills! He truly takes after his mother with his creative talent! So fun!
    Thank you for being part of Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

  22. Such wonderful cards! Love the red bird and Greyson’s coloring is amazing...
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  23. This is so beautiful with Newton’s Nook’s cardinal!! Gorgeous work!!