Newton's Nook Designs May Release - Happy Little Thoughts

Monday, May 16, 2016

Hello lovelies! Major news!!
I received this email from Jennifer Jackson, the owner and designer of Newton's Nook Designs, asking me to be her guest for the month of May! I was out shopping with my husband when I opened the email, and started to squeal and jump up and down! I was so happy I didn't care that people were looking at me! *LOL*

On day one, we are revealing this gorgeous stamp set Happy Little Thoughts along with the matching die set. They will be available for purchase on Friday May 20th!

I know, right!? ;-)
Here is what I created...

Of course I had to play with all the beautiful wreathes! 
They're 5" x 3-3/4", smaller than A2 cards but not quite note cards.

My card #1 is this delicate flower wreath.
It was heat embossed with white then water colored with soft colors. Do you see how dainty and pretty it is!? I die cut my white linen cardstock with the scallop frame, heat embossed the sentiment (which is absolutely lovely!) on it, then water colored with green and yellow so it is visible. Popped the wreath with dimensionals and added some sequins, done!

Card #2 is gorgeous grapevine wreath!
It was heat embossed with Early Espresso then die cut. I sewed some Crumb Cake Tulle, layered some gold thread, the wreath, crochet trim, a little heart that was die cut with the medium heart from the Darling Hearts Die set. The love die cut is also from the same die set. I was imagining a lovely, rustic wedding ;-)

Last but not least, card #3!
When I saw this leafy wreath, I got the idea of framing something like a logo. I looked through my NND collection and this French kitty was perfect! I heat embossed this cutie with a little mustache in gold, popped the gold wreath on, gave him a little banner and a bow, ta-da! I love combining multiple sets, you can make something so unique!

Would you like to win the “Happy Little Thoughts” Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

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, May 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

My notes...

~ Card #1 ~

Stamp: Lovely Little Thoughts (Newton's Nook Designs)
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe (SU!), Watercolor Paper, Linen Cardstock (Ranger)
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry (SU!), Versamark
Accessory: 4 mm Lime Sorbet Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Sunny Day Sequins Pack (Color Theory)
Tool: Happy Little Thoughts (Newton's Nook Designs), Essentials:Audrey Cutaway (Winnie and Walter), Heat Tool and White Stampin' Emboss Powder (SU!)

~ Card #2 ~

Stamp: Lovely Little Thought (Newton's Nook Designs)
Paper: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper, More Amore DSP (SU!), Linen Cardstock (Ranger)
Ink: Versamark
Accessory: Crumb Cake Tulle, Gold Thread (SU!), Crochet Lace Trim (My Stash)
Tool: Happy Little Thoughts and Darling Hearts Die Sets (Newton's Nook Designs), Essentials:Audrey Cutaway (Winnie and Walter), Heat Tool and Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder (SU!), Sewing Machine

~ Card #3 ~

Stamp: Happy Little Thoughts, Newton Dreams of Paris, Winston's BBQ (Newton's Nook Designs)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Gold Foil Sheet (SU!)
Ink: Versamark
Tool: Happy Little Thoughts and Newton Dreams of Paris Die Sets (newton's Nook Designs), Die-namics Zig Zag Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Beautiful Blooms Die (WPlus9), Heat Tool and Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (SU!)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Don't forget to come back tomorrow! ;-)


  1. These three cards are amazing! I love them even more now that I see the close up photos with all the little details! I love all the ways you showcased this set and mixed it with other sets too! Such awesome ideas! Thanks so much for being our guest today!

  2. Three fantastic and fun creations!

  3. Sweet cards. I love your newton one for Fathers Day.


  4. I love the versatility of this set! You did a beautiful job of showcasing it :)

  5. Hello Naki! So excited to see your creations as GDT this month for NND! :) All of your cards are absolutely brilliantly done! I can't choose a fave because I love them all!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  6. These cards are so cute! I love the cat dad!
    Take Care!

  7. Terrific cards! I love the colors of the first wreath and Newton stuck in the middle of one!

  8. Wonderful cards, I
    love the 'love' card!
    Carla from Utah

  9. Such beautiful cards! Each card is so unique and pretty in its own way. You did a fantastic job showcasing this new set!!

  10. Beautiful cards with such pretty details, colors and textures! Love that one with Newton in the middle of a wreath! Fantastic new stamp and die set.... love the gorgeous wreath possibilities!

  11. Beautifully done! Gorgeous set of cards ♥

  12. Beautiful cards! They illustrate perfectly how versatile this set is.

  13. Fantastic cards and delicate designs on all your cards x

  14. What a cute idea, using a Newton in the center of the wreath!

  15. Fantastic cards.
    Love Newton in dad's csrd.
    The tulle on the second card is a
    wonderful idea. make a great wedding
    The first card is also pretty.
    thanks for sharing a trio of great cards.

  16. Great cards. The first one is lovely, had to pin it for inspiration.

  17. Your set of cards are fantastic. I love the different ways you used the same set to show how versatile it is!

  18. WOWZERS - these cards are so incredible and cool and pretty and just so awesome!!! Love that you showed how much can be done with this set!! Have a great night!!

  19. Wonderful variety of cards.

  20. Love how you showcased the different wreaths! Love all of them!

  21. Love all of them . Thanks for sharing

  22. All 3 cards are wonderful. I really like #2 because of all the different textures together.

  23. Wow what amazing cards. The first one has gorgeous soft colours and the Dad one is cute.

  24. Wow your cards are all wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  25. Wow!!!! I love this new release!!!! Absolutely stunning cards!