Happy Holidays with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hey everyone! It’s Laura here and today I am here with a card that I made for the Newton’s Nook Designs blog. I am thrilled to be a guest designer for them this month and to be sharing a card made with their adorable Holiday Smooches set. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to film a video showing how I made this card since it was very dark outside (I don’t have artificial lighting for filming) and since I had to do some studying. However, I will try to explain everything very clearly like I do in my videos.


I started out with a white base of Neenah White card stock. After die cutting a scalloped border using the Noelle dies from Winnie & Walter, I took a circle die. I wanted to create a snow globe effect so I had to do some partial die cutting. I simply grabbed my circle die and positioned it on the white card stock using washi tape. Then, I took my T-square ruler and a pencil to draw a line. This line was my guide so I knew where I had to place my cutting plates. I lined up the drawn line with my cutting plates and secured the card stock onto the plates using more washi tape. Next, I die cut the whole piece and used a crafter’s knife to finish my snow globe.


After I finished the die cutting, I stamped the penguins from the Holiday Smooches stamp set. I colored these buddies using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a Pentel Aquash Brush. I have used these markers plenty of times in my latest videos, so I recommend checking those out if you’re not familiar with these markers. Then, I started creating a sequin shaker using the FUSE tool by We R Memory Keepers along with sequins from The Ton. I absolutely love that tool and it’s a must have to me!


I adhered the sequin shaker to the back of my white base using ATG by Scotch. Next, I adhered the penguins onto the shaker using foam adhesive. For the sentiment, I used the same Holiday Smooches stamp set along with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I also stamped some pool colored hearts using Lake Shores ink from Simon Says Stamp. I added extra sparkle using Diamond Stickles, a sequin here and there and my newest obsession… gems. Finally, I used Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Stickles to add some more dimension to the penguin’s scarves. 🙂

That’s it for now! Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope to be sharing another video with you very soon. Big hug! xo


Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, NND for Newton’s Nook Designs. I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Hallmark Scrapbook and Ellen Hutson. Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.


  1. such a lovely card! AGAIN!! lol. I always love your cards. thanks for taking the time to make it. I love your idea of making the globe with just a circle die. i’m going to try that. I haven’t been able to find a globe die that I love yet. I have a stamp, but its really difficult to use. now that I see what you did, i’m going to hack off some of that stamp!! look out world, here comes treen and her scissors. lol, yes, i’m a little punchy and so far behind! Have a wonderful Chirstmas and lovely New Year. love, treen

    1. Author

      LOL! Have fun making that card! 🙂 Happy Holidays to you and your family! xx

  2. Very beautiful card. Just love the little penguins and the color you used. ???

  3. Always lovely to see a new post from you Laura! This card is darling and your instructions we’re very clear. All the best to you and your familt for the Christmas season and New Year.

    1. Author

      Thank you, Maureen! 🙂 xx

  4. Love Love the penguins and the shaker card. The mixture you used from the ton was very special. Thanks for showing me how cute the stamp set is and doing it as a shaker.

  5. This is so adorable! I love the little shaker you created behind the sweet penguin couple! Thanks so much fro doing this special guest post for us! We really enjoyed your project!

    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}

    1. Author

      Thank you so much for having me as a guest designer! 🙂

  6. Hi Laura, so glad you are feeling better. So excited to see what you’ve done using this set. I am the one who won this set when it came out and I love it. I’m always happy to see different cards made with it.
    Your card is just adorable as is ALL of your work. TFS!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    1. Author

      Hey Teresa! 🙂 You’re so lucky to have won that stamp set because it’s simply adorable! Happy Holidays! xo

  7. So happy to see you create a card – and what a beauty it is! Great explanation of the process! Look forward to seeing your lovely creations when you can. Take care Laura 🙂

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