Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Day 2

Welcome back for Day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs' August Release.  Today Jen has 'Simply Sentimental' - a versatile sentiment set for you:

Even though this set coordinates with SO many of Jen's adorable NND sets, I really wanted to try to create a card that focused on the sentiments themselves and let them shine.  So first I created this brad-laden masculine birthday card (I got through those quickly in my family!) using some Making Memories papers that remind me of men's shirts:

Additional Challenges for which I am submitting this card:
I was ready to stop there but wanted to give you guys more, and I was in a colorful mood so I created this card:

These fun rainbow stripes were also from the DCWV Flower Shower mat stack I used for paper piecing my 'hanging Around' critters yesterday.  I created the boxes by punching a 1/4" square from a scrap of vellum (so I could see through it to line it up with the different occasion choices) and tracing the edges inside the negative part that remained.  At first I was going to check off 'birthday' but then I thought 'You know, if I leave it blank I can wait until I need it and just check off the appropriate occasion....'  Isn't that a cool idea?!!  I am going to make a BUNCh of these with different patterned papers and just check off the occasions as they arise!  LOL!

Additional Challenge for which I am submitting this card:

Then I wanted to get a little playful with this set.  So I created this last card which I have entitled "Happy Around You" (hopefully you will 'get' the title when you see the card...):

I used a ruler and found the center of the 4.25" x 4.25" card and placed a 1/2" circle that I punched from a Post It notes in the center.  I used another post it to cover the half of the card I was not stamping on so the tail on the 'y' wouldn't continue to the other side.  Then I just kept stamping 'happy' in a spectrum of rainbow colors, moving the post it each time, and when I was finished I removed the post its and inked up the 'you' in the set, punched it out with the same 1/2" circle punched and popped it up in the middle.  Cute huh?  I like it!

Additional Challenges for which I am submitting this card:
Country View Challenge for August: Word Play (I call this one 'Happy Around You'),  

Would you like to win 'Simply Sentimental'?
This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners!!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' release posts.  Make sure you 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 Tuesday, August 19th at 9 pm Central Daylight Time to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Wednesday, August 20th.

Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope at least one of my cards has inspired you to see the versatility of this pretty sentiment set.  Shellye is next on the hop list, I am sure she has created something fabulous for you to see!  Happy hopping!

~ Crafty Math Chick


Amy C. said...

Very cute card designs. I just love your "happy" card...neat ideas!

Lucinde | Lucilight said...

Great use of the happy sentiment!

D- said...

Oh my gosh look at all your WONDERFUL cards. Thanks for sharing them.
Crafty hugs,

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

All 3 cards are fabulous. Love that you made the sentiment the focal points.

Cat Craig said...

SO love your Happy rainbow card. It is such fun. Your check box card is so cute as well.

Sue D said...

Great cards using this sentiment set!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the way you made the sentiments take centre stage on each of the cards...wonderful.

Marcy said...

Like the 2 cards.

neddgirl said...



Kimberly Rendino said...

Happy "around" you!!! Clever!

Samantha Mann said...

Yay!!! Best cards ever!!! That masculine card is awesome! And the multiple choice card rocks my world!! Also - TOTALLY LOVE that around you card! Swoon! Bravo lady!

Jennifer Jackson said...

I really love all the variety you shared with this set! The masculine card is great - those are always so hard to make. Plus I LOVE the checkboxes on the Happy Card - and the last one is my FAV! I just love the fun playful quality you gave it!

Denise Bryant said...

Great sentiment set... so many awesome ideas!

Anonymous said...

Many years ago my daughter was staying with grandma and grandpa for a few days. She made a poster and it was filled with "happy". Your card reminds me of that time. Kathy loved staying with the G's. Makes me sad to think that the G's have been gone for a lot of years. Great cards.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the clean designs. TFS

Karin said...

Fantastic birthday cards in great colors! Thanks so much for playing along at DRS Designs!

Colleen said...

Cute cards! thank you for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

Colleen said...

Awesome birthday cards! Love the first one that you can check of all the things that apply! which probably means all of them! thanks for linking up to Seize the Birthday!

Laine said...

Lovely CAS design. Thank you for sharing with us at WNW Challenge.

Scrumplescrunch said...

Your word play card is fabulous, than you for joining us this month at CV.

Sharnee Torrents said...

Hey lovely!! those bronzey looking brads are just perfect for our male challenge!!! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
smiles SHarnee :)

Cathie Borowski said...

I love the simplicity of this card, really affective. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics Masculine Challenge.
Cathie DT

Kim Butterworth said...

I like the simplicity of your man shirt inspired card. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

Glenda J said...

What a wonderful bunch of birthday cards! Great job. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!