Monday, October 12, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs' Holiday Release ~ Day 1


Welcome to the first day of Newton's Nook Designs' October Release!  Jen has created some ADORABLE sets for you this month, you'll want 'em ALL!  Today she has decided to sneak a whimsical set of animal couples - prefect for the holidays, valentine's day, any time to you to let someone know you love them.  Introducing 'Holiday Smooches':


I was inspired by this pretty wreath ornament I saw Chari Moss create years ago to make a wreath ornament (not sure you can really call it an ornament, it is about 5-6 inches in diameter) of my own:

Smooching Polar Bears Wreath Ornament by Crafty Math Chick | Holiday Smooches by Newton's Nook Designs

I wrapped a sheer ribbon around the wreath (purchased from the dried naturals department at Michaels) and tied it to create a hanger, then I took a piece of red tinsel ribbon and tied it to the base of the hanger for a pop of color and sparkle.  The 'holly berries' were part of one of those holiday picks - I simply cut off some of the wire stems off and woe them through the wreath (the wire stems bents nice and easily to secure them in place!)  I was going to add punched holly leaves around them but thought it looked better this way.  Then I stamped the bears and doves and colored them with my Copic markers and fussy cut them out by hand and nestled the polar bears into a cotton ball 'snowbank': 

Smooching Polar Bears Wreath Ornament by Crafty Math Chick | Holiday Smooches by Newton's Nook Designs

and hung the love birds with a silver cord tied around the wreath so that the mistletoe dangled above them:


So, what do you think?  Would you hang something like this on your door or tree?  Should I make more of them with different critters?  It was really quite easy and fun to make, I hope you like it!

Would you like to win 'Holiday Smooches' 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 and Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' release posts. Make sure you check out each of the 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, October 15th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 16th. 


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



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Jess Gerstner is the next stop on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!  

~ Crafty Math Chick

19 comments:

Shannon McComb said...

Oh this is :) i love how you put that adorable image in a wreath! SO cute!!

D.Ann C said...

I need those bears to make a 'bear-y happy anniversary' card to a special couple in December!!

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Ok my gosh..what an awesome idea for gift-giving. Heck yes.....I'd make more. It's so flippin' cute. And YES...I'd hang this on my door! Thank you, I'll be waiting for it to arrive in my mail. Just kidding..you can keep it.

Yvonne C. said...

So cute, love your wreath and those would make great Christmas gifts.

designbydonna said...

Such a great idea to use the images in a wreath. Love,Love,Love!

Jennifer Jackson said...

This is so adorable! What a fun little wreath to dress up your home or tree for the holidays!! I love the dangling mistletoe!

- Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

Sandi said...

This is genius! I most definitely would put this on my wall in a holiday grouping. Lovely work.

Katy Young said...

Love the wreath! It is amazing!

Diane Stricker said...

Very pretty, you did a fantastic job.

Brandi R said...

Darling project. Love it ♥

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Cool idea using the images on a wreath. Love how you embellished the wreath. TFS

Vonnie Garf said...

I love how you thought outside the box. You did a great job on both projects. Thanks for sharing!

Annette Allen said...

aww this is so cute.. i love it

Mary Holshouser said...

The wreath is a great idea. Love how you left the animals uncolored.
They really pop.
thanks for sharing two great ideas.

Teresa Doyle said...

These are great decorations. I would hang them!

Maria said...

love the wreath turned out great

Emily Lauritzen said...

This is so adorable! Such a fun idea! I love the doves holding up the mistletoe!!
<3 Emily L>

B MacNutt said...

Love your wreath. Totally adorable!

Indy said...

What a super cute holiday wreath!