Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release ~ Day 3


Welcome back to the THIRD day of Newton's Nook Designs' Holiday Release Reveals!  Today's set is going to thrill all you Newton & kitty lovers out there - introducing Newton's Christmas Cuddles AND the matching dies too!


I have a confession - I have a LOT of designer paper, more than I could probably use in a lifetime, so I am trying to make more of an effort to use more of it rather than hoarding it.  So the 'technique' I invoked for today's card I call 'making your patterned paper work for you' where you find papers that matches your stamps in fun ways.  Here I used another slice from a Recollections holiday stack.  I thought about the display windows and decorations that they set up in the middle of shopping malls and when I saw the bottom border of this sheet of cardstock I envisioned a display of BIG presents or maybe presents lined up under the tree with Newton peeking out of his gift box hidden among them:

Newton kitty peeking from gift box card by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Christmas Cuddles by Newton's Nook Designs

I feel kinda bad not using the images where Newton was actually 'cuddling' like the title of the set, but I wanted to make sure this image got some love too - and it is perfect for any gift giving occasion really - birthdays, anniversaries, valentine's day, you name it!

So, are you like me?  Do you have a lot of patterned paper stashed away?  More than you can use?  Or am I the only one? 


Would you like to win 'Newton's Christmas Cuddles' 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

30 comments:

Katy Young said...

Love this card!

Maria said...

beautiful card

Kelly Szafron said...

Very fun card!

OhYouMadeMeInk said...

So clever to use up some patterned paper! Super cute card!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Great card, love the present background!

Chris L.

Annette Allen said...

aww what a sweet card.. i love it

Sandi said...

This stamp set is adorable....I see so many possibilities with it. Your card is adorable!

Heidi Brawley said...

awe this Christmas card is very cute!!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Like your suggestions to use the gift box all year long.
Most of the stamp set could probably be used that way.
All of the boxes make a great background.
thanks for sharing.

Emily Lauritzen said...

Amazing! I totally understand the hoarding of patterned paper...
But this card is so perfect! Love your scene!
<3 Emily L.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Those oversize presents are great. Newton will enjoy them so much when he leaves his current box.

Tracy said...

love the mosh pit of gifts! great design.

Yvonne C. said...

Super cute card!!! I love all the presents and how you colored them!!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great card. I love how you grouped all of the boxes. TFS

SuprFoxDesigns said...

What a great card! Love this so much

sabbycat said...

Wow! Love your inspiration as a holiday window set and your card is amazing! The use of the patterned paper and big presents? Plus this adorable image of Newton! I have pinned it, although I'm sure I cannot replicate it!

Shannon McComb said...

Love all your presents! Very sweet.

D.Ann C said...

Newton is SUCH a cutie pie!

Brandi R said...

Adorable card! Love all the presents ♥

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Love those big gifts behind the darling kitties!! I ADORE this darling Christmas set -- yes, I waaaaaant it!!

Sue D said...

Very cute and yes I have a lot of patterned paper to use.

B MacNutt said...

Sweet card. Love the cute cat and sentiment.

Brithzi said...

Newton is cuddling to the gift box. Kitties and boxes go together.

Janis said...

Super-creative and clever card. Love how you used the pp to make your background gifts!! Newton is just adorable.
And, yes, I have stacks and stacks of patterned paper, too.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

CAT LOVERS HOP coming up Oct. 26-30 at HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com!!!

Char said...

Love those huge gifts behind the cat peeking out from inside a box....

Jennifer Jackson said...

I know how you feel - I have a TON of designer paper as well- and I keep buying more because it's so CUTE and fun!! I love how you used this to add layers of gifts to the card - the larger than life presents in the back make such a fun backdrop to the kitty and his gifts in front!!

- Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

Sally said...

The oversized parents are such a great accent for Newton tucked inside his box! Wonderful design!

Indy said...

Love your really big presents! I wonder what could be ready to pop out of them...an elephant! Fabulous card!

Teresa Doyle said...

What a great way to use up patterned paper scraps and NOT waste them. (I am ALL about that!) Your card is adorable, I really love this set!

Yuki said...

Super cute card! Love the fun design!