Newton’s Nook Designs Sweet Treats Blog Hop!


Hello guys and happy Saturday!

I’m hopping along today with the Newton’s Nook Designs Team to share some great Sweet Treats – just in time for Valentine’s day! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

sweet-treat-bh_tt_1For my stop on this hop I created cute boxes to fill in with any sweet treats you like. Want to recreate them? Please follow these steps!

  • create a box out of paper. I used Gift Box Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers, but you can use your scoring board or download a template on-line instead;
  • die-cut a heart shape window on one side using the largest die heart from NND Darling Hearts set;
  • adhere a clear plastic sheet behind you die-cut window and assemble the box using a strong adhesive. I used a double sided tape;
  • die-cut another heart and glue it to the opposite side of the box;
  • finally decorate your boxes. I used NND Love & Chocolate stamp set that matches perfectly the sweet treats theme, a small heart die form NND Darling Hearts die set and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White finish since it reminds me icing.

sweet-treat-bh_tt_2I also created a few super simple tags out of NND Times Tags Two set and stamped some sweet sentiments on them. Today I’ve got a quick video for you showcasing all the treats. Here’s the link.



sweet-treat-bh_tt_5sweet-treat-bh_tt_3Hope you like the idea and you’ll give it a try! I think that a little handmade gift would be very appreciated!

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!
Would you like to win a $10 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?
NND is giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

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 reveal 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 Monday, February 6th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 7th.

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



DIY Halloween Treats


Hello guys!

I’m so excited to share with you a fun Halloween project I came up with. It’s super simple to do and you don’t need any fancy craft supplies to recreate it! So why not! Perhaps you can make it with your children as well!

I’d like to mention that this project was inspired by a talented paper crafter Anna Kossakovskaya. I made a girlish and a boyish version of chocolate boxes since I’m going to give the treats to my little niece and nephew, but you can personalize this project even more by adding a name, for example.



First of all you gonna need a piece of card stock and a chocolate bar, of course. Take measures of your chocolate bar (width, length and heights), calculate the dimensions of the card stock you need for the project and mark the score lines on it:

Horizontally: half of your width – heights – width – heights – half of your width.

Vertically: any measure you like up to half of your length – heights – length – heights – any measure you like up to half of your length.

Make score lines as indicated on the picture below. If you don’t have a scoring board, use a simple ruler (anyone has a ruler at home, right!).halloween-box-1Now cut out 4 corners following the graphic below. And you DIY chocolate box is done.halloween-box-2Now all you have to do is to apply some embellishments and tied a twine around to close the box. On my projects I used digital stamps from Jess Crafts Digitals and a freebee digital sentiment from Newton’s Nook Designs as I could resize them to fit my box, but you definitely can use anything you have on hand: print and color any Halloween image from web, use some stickers or any other embellishment to suit your occasion.




halloween-treats-2016-5Hope so much that you like the idea and you’ll give it a try!!!

That’s all for today! If you have any question, leave it in the comment area below! And as always thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!



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Home Is Where Your Cat Is Card – All Occasion Card Series

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Hi guys,

when I saw the inspiration photo of Paper Smooches Picture Perfect challenge I had no doubt to transform it into “Home Is Where Your Cat Is” card. If you haven’t guessed yet, I adore cats and for me the happy home couldn’t exist without a cat.

So I decided to change the word “home” for the image from Paper Smooches Bitty Bungalows stamp set and the cat image is from their Party Pals stamp. To stamp the cat I masked its hat with a piece of post-it before inking the stamp. Then I hand draw the top portion of its head. Both images were colored by copic markers. I tried to catch the colors of the inspiration photo.

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So the letters were die-cut from the teal cardstock with Memory Box Typewriter Upper Alphabet set. And the gorgeous background is the Impression Obsession Wooden Plank stamp that was embossed with a clear matte embossing powder, cut and adhered with some foam tape. Some touches of Wink of Stella and Ranger Glossy Accent finished everything.

Thanks for visiting my blog!!!




Paper Smooches Bitty Bungalows stamp set

Paper Smooches Party Pals stamp set

Impression Obsession Cling Stamp Wooden Plank


Simon Says Clear Stamps SKETCHED ALPHABET

Simon Says Stamp MINI HEARTS SET Craft DIE

Simon Says Stamp Card Stock AUDREY BLUE

Simon Says Stamp Card Stock SLATE Gray

WOW Embossing Powder CLEAR MATTE DULL LARGE Regular