Friday, December 4, 2020

8th Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop w/ Newton's Nook Designs!!

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Hello Crafty Friends!! 
I'm here today as part of the 8th Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop with Newton's Nook Designs!! Although I'm SO ready for 2020 to be over, I still just can't believe how FAST this year has seemed to fly bye!! I'm honestly NOT even complaining, I'm just trying to wrap my mind around ALL of the CRAZINESS from this Year and I'm looking forward to CELEBRATING the Holidays with my Boys and being THANKFUL for ALL that we have and Praying that 2021 will bring AMAZING Things!! 
That brings me to my Projects for today!! 
I was thinking about how CRAZY this Year has been and decided to create some Interactive ORNERY/PLAYFUL Projects to bring a SMILE or TWO to the Holidays this Year!! 
Here's a look at the Sets that I've used!! 
These Images just make me SMILE and can be used in so many ways!! Let's get started!! 
I Started by Stamping and Embossing the Playful Kitten Image, 2 of the Holly Images, 3 of the Candy Cane Images and Several of the Lightbulb Images onto some Distress Watercolor Paper using Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and WoW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder!! 
Then I used Copic Markers to color them in!! 
Kitten: E40, E42, E43 & E44  Green: YG61 & G19 
Cheeks & Inside of Ears: RV11   Red: R14 & R39  Orange: YR02 & YR68   Yellow: Y11 & YR23  Purple: V01 & V06   Blue: BG13 & BG49 
Then I used the coordinating A Kitten Christmas Die Set and Die Cut the Images out using Purple Tape to Tape the Dies in place as I ran them through my Die Cutting Machine!! 
Next I used the Pines & Holly Die Set to Die Cut some of the Pines Branches from 3 different colors of Green Cardstock for some Variation!! I used some Distress Oxide Inks to add some Color to the Pines Branches and then I added them to the Top of my Card Panel!! I arranged them to create a Pine Swag in the Center of the Top of the Card Panel!!  
I also Die Cut 3 of the Bow Images from the same Pines & Holly Die Set from some Red Cardstock and layered them together to create a 3-D Bow and then I added a Gem to the Center of the  Bow for some Sparkle!! I Die Cut 4 of the Pinecone Images 2 from some Kraft Cardstock and 2 from some Brown Cardstock and glued them together off setting the Kraft Die Cuts behind the Brown Die Cuts to add some extra dimension to the Pine Cones!! I adhered everything together to create a Full Christmas Swag and I LOVE the way it turned out!! 
I wanted to have the Kitten Image appear to be Swinging from the Christmas Swag so I Die Cut a Small Circle (using the smallest Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Die Set) from the Card Panel where I wanted the Kitten Image to Swing from!! Then I created a Small Tab (I used the Die from the Lawn Fawn Double Slider Surprise Die Set) and adhered a Penny to it using some Gina K Designs Terrific Tape, adhering the top of the Tab to the Kitten Image!!  Using a small Round Foam Disk, making sure that the Disk could move freely from the circle opening in the Card Panel!! The weight of the Penny will make sure that the Kitten Image will Swing back and forth from the Christmas Swag!! 
I just LOVE how FUN this Card is and think it will bring some MUCH NEEDED Laughter to the recipient this Holiday Season!! Are you SMILING Yet!!?? I sure am!! 😍
For my Second Card I wanted to create a FUN Surprise Pull Tab Card Design!! I decided to use Images from the Christmas Puppies!! 
I wanted to use the Puppy in the Boot Image and have the Puppy with the Scarf POP up from behind him as a SURPRISE Stocking Stuffer!! 
I Started by Stamping and Embossing the Images onto some Distress Watercolor Cardstock using Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and Embossed with WoW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder!! I colored the Images using Copic Markers!! 

Stocking Puppy: E40, E42, E43 & E44  Green: YG61 & G19 
Cheeks &  Inside of Ears: RV11   Red: R14 & R39  Black: W3, W5 & W8     Scarf Puppy: Y21, Y24, Y27 & E99  
Scarf: BG10, BG45, Bg49
Then I Die Cut the Images out using the coordinating Christmas Puppies Die Set!!
I used the Lawn Fawn Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-on Die Set in order to create my Pull Tab Mechanism!! I Die Cut the Card Pane using the Dies and then I used Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers along with the Snowflake Stencil to add some color and Design to my Card Panel!! Then added some Water Splatters, Picket Fence and Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters to add some Texture and the look of Snow Falling!! 
Then I adhered the Scarf Puppy Image to the Lawn Fawn Pull Tab Mechanism and adhered the Tab to the back side of the Pull Tab!!

Then I adhered the Puppy in the Boot Image over the Top of the Scarf Puppy Image and when you pull the Tab the Scarf Puppy POPS up from behind the Puppy in the Boot!! 
SQUEAL!! It just makes me SMILE!! Plus how CUTE are these Puppies!!?? 
Just makes me HAPPY and I know the recipients are SURE to ENJOY this FUN Interactive Card Design too!! 
I hope I've INSPIRED you today on ways to create some 
ORNERY/PLAYFUL Interactive Cards using your FAVORITE NND Images!!??

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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 6th at 9 pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND Blog on Monday, December 7th!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you've left feeling INSPIRED!! I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 


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Thank you!! 💓


  1. Well, I see no pictures on your blog, but reading your steps to creating them I am positive they are adorable (how can they not be using those sets??) and I will check back later to see if I can see the images of the final product :)

  2. None of your images are showing up :( But I"m anxious to see what you made with the Christmas Puppies!

  3. Blog indicates no image found but like previous commenter mentioned the description sounds wonderful.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Sorry sorry there is tech difficulties here Larissa - hope to hop back when all is fixed - have a fabulous week!

  5. It's a shame we didn't get to see
    your projects. Hope to see them
    soon. thanks for sharing

  6. I may not be able to see any of your photos, but I know they are fabulous and cute and colored to purr-fection!

  7. such a shame, but I could see any of your cards - you normally do amazing work, so I will come back again for my eye candy:)

  8. Oh no. Can't see any images...
    Will pop back later.

  9. Oops... none of your photos are here Larissa!

  10. I am also not able to see your projects but I am sure they will be awesome. I check back later.

  11. Oh, I hope we get to see your projects, love the ideas and appreciate your products list

  12. UHOH no images! But I am sure that whatever you created was very lovely!

  13. Marisela Delgado said: You always make beautiful cards!

  14. Frustrating when technology doesn't work like it is supposed to. You always have fun and cute cards so I am sure these are too.

  15. Awesome coloring and details on your adorable cards! Love this cute pup and kitty!

  16. Oh my goodness, your stop on the hop is just filled with cheer and goodness! I love your coloring and each of your cards - these are so dreamy!!

  17. Great cards, I love the stamp set. The peek a boo dog is wonderful!

  18. YAY, so happy I stopped back and can now see all of your adorable cards! My goodness Larissa, these are full of sweetness!

  19. Epic interactives! These are just great.