Thursday, February 20, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Day Three

Welcome back for the third and final day of Newton's Nook Designs February Release.  Today we are previewing the largest set of the release - Newton's Birthday Bash!

Something about the image of Newton rustling around inside the gift bag with the tissue paper sticking out spoke to me and I decided to use it on an actual gift bag:
Here is a close up of Newton kitty:
First I stamped Newton on white paper and colored him in using Copic markers, trying to mimic the real Newton's coloring.  Then I stamped the bag portion of the image on patterned paper that matched the gift bag I was using and cut out the top along the stamped edge and added about an extra 3/8" on the sides and the bottom of the bag.  Then I folded it along the black lines to create a dimensional effect and paper pieced it in place.  I tucks a piece of the tissue paper I used in the bag behind Newton kitty in place of the stamped paper and attached him to the panel using thick dimensional dots - VIOLA!  You could even tuck a little treat or some rolled up bills in there!  Do you like it?  Wait 'til you see what my teamies made with it too!

Now on to the fun part...

Would you like to WIN Newton's Birthday Bash?

This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners!

Here's how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and the Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below).  TWO winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' February release posts.  Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win.  You will not know which blogs have been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Thursday, February 20th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

Please check out all these awesome blogs to enter:
~ Crafty Math Chick 



28 comments:

Kimberly Rendino said...

So cool how you did the bag and tissue!! Great idea!

Janis said...

Brilliant idea using real tissue!!! What a sweet bag.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

The 3D bag is adorable!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Your gift bag is adorable, I love the tissue paper behind Newton!

Chris L.

Kailash said...

Love the creativity of your project, such clever use of the tissue:-)

bearsmother said...

I love the 3-D effect on this card. Really makes the card pop. Great idea. thanks for sharing it.

Corilyn Noreen said...

This looks so awesome!

Diane Stricker said...

Super cute.

Chitra Nair said...

Cute project!!!

designbydonna said...

So cute to decorate a gift bag. Love that bit of tissue paper behind the image.

Liliana said...

Fabulous way to decorate a bag. Super cute!

Kim A said...

You are so creative! I love how you are showcasing the stamps with alternative uses to cards. =) Great gift bag!

Shirley A. said...

I never would have thought to do that on a gift bag. Great idea and oh so cute!!!

Sue D said...

Very cute idea to make the bag 3D.

heartforhandmade said...

So cute indeed, love that cat

K. Joy said...

What a fun idea for this image! Great work with Newton's bag - it must have been tiny to work with, but it looks like it turned out so well! Thanks for sharing!

SHartl said...

Hee hee, a cat in a bag....on a bag! What an adorable project!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful way to dress up a plain gift bag..love it.

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous giftbag, love the colours and the image is just purr-fect :)

neddgirl said...

Most adorable.

Rebecca
brrck@yahoo.com

Trisha Klowak said...

So cute and bright!! I love the idea of adding the stamp to a gift bag :)

Iris said...

Precious card - love the kitten and the bag with tissue paper.
isoscia at aol dot com

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Absolutely love your bag! TFS

Jennifer Jackson said...

Love this gift bag! Such a great idea to dress up a gift!

Samantha Mann said...

awesome!!!!! you totally made the stamp come to life!!!! i LOVE it!! it totally made me smile!! i LOVE coming to your blog because i'm always surprised by what i see!! and i always leave smiling!

Lenny said...

gosh!! such a terrific idea!! love it! tfs

beaverphyllis said...

What a cute and original idea! Love your gift bag—never would have thought of that! Great idea!

Tessa Wise said...

What fun!! Love this idea- the tissue paper looks perfect in there and the dimension is so cool! Really cute!!