Hello there everyone! I am so glad you’ve stopped by for some fun Valentine’s Day inspiration using Newton’s Nook stamps and dies!

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Today I am featuring the new Darling Duos stamps which are from the newest release from Newton’s Nook Designs. I just love the little dogs that are included in the set, and I’ve colored them to look like little dachshunds. For the coloring I picked out my favorite medium, Copic markers; the colors I used are:

  • N5, N7, N9, E50, E31, E33 and E35 for the dog’s bodies
  • E37 and E49 for their noses
  • B000, BG01, B02 for the blue collar and R22, R37, R59 for the red collar; Y00, Y18, Y28 for the dog tag

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Once the images were colored, I fussy cut them out and layered them onto two die cut hearts. The hearts are die cut from a Memory Box Stitched Hearts set, and the biggest heart is embossed with a WPlus9 cover plate. I colored the raised areas of the red heart using my R59 Copic.

To create the shaped card, I die cut the red heart twice and layered them together; the heart in the back has a score line across the top of it which allows the card to open. The adhesive was added above the score line so that the front red heart could adhere to it.

My sentiment is from the same Darling Duos stamp set and I also added a few Marshmallow Pretty Pink Posh sequins around the front of the card to add some embellishing.

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However, this little Valentine wasn’t complete until I created a matching envelope to go with it! I used my 1-2-3 We R Memory Keepers punch board to create a 4X4 envelope (made from pink cardstock), and then stamped some of the solid hearts included in the Darling Duos stamp sets. Isn’t it a perfect fit for the finished card??

 

MORE INSPIRATION & SAVE THE DATE

Looking for more inspiration using the new Newton’s Nook Designs January release? Here are some cards I’ve created using the Darling Duos stamp set, as well as other new sets from Newton’s Nook! Click on the pictures to be taken to the coordinating blog post.

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And be sure to save the date, because the annual Newton’s Nook Sweet Treats blog hop is coming up here on Feb. 5th! Hope you’ll be joining us for this fun-filled event! Here is a sneak peek of the project I am sharing for the hop:

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PRODUCTS

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Newton’s Nook Designs DARLING DUOS Clear Stamp Set 20160102
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Memory Box STITCHED HEART LAYERS Open Studio Craft Die MB30013
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Copic Sketch Marker R22 LIGHT PRAWN Peachy Pink Bold
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Copic Sketch MARKER R37 CARMINE Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker R59 CARDINAL Maroon Dark Red
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Copic Sketch Marker Y00 BARIUM YELLOW Light Soft Pastel Subtle
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Copic Sketch Marker Y18 LIGHTNING YELLOW Bright Bold
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Copic Sketch Marker Y28 LIONET GOLD Bold Golden
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Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL Cream White
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Copic Sketch Marker E31 BRICK BEIGE Cream
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Copic Sketch MARKER E33 SAND Beige
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Copic Sketch Marker E35 CHAMOIS Light Brown
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Copic Sketch Marker E37 SEPIA Brown
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Copic Sketch MARKER e47 DARK BROWN
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Copic Sketch Marker N5 NEUTRAL GRAY NO.5
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Copic Sketch Marker N7 NEUTRAL GRAY NO. 7
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Copic Sketch Marker N9 NEUTRAL GRAY NO. 9
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Copic Sketch Marker B000 PALE PORCELAIN BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker BG01 AQUA BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker B02 ROBIN’S EGG BLUE
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK Ink065
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SCHOOLHOUSE RED SR1
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# COTTON CANDY CC16
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White 660425
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US Artquest MATTE Perfect Paper Adhesive
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We R Memory Keepers 123 PUNCH BOARD 662530
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Altenew RUBY RED Crisp Dye Ink Pad AN165
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Altenew COTTON CANDY Crisp Dye Ink Pad AN197
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Hero Arts PLATINUM Embossing Powder PW117
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711 9 x 12
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042
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