It’s hip to be SQUARE!

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I’m excited to welcome back co-owner of Newton’s Nook and Mama to Newton the cat, Jen Jackson as our special guest! She has made two vibrant and beautiful cards to share! Read on and enjoy!

It's Hip to be Square

Hello! This is Jen from Newton’s Nook Designs and I’m super excited to share some cute square cards with you today! I’m featuring our two new square designs, Newton’s Block Party Stamp Set and Floral Fringe Stamp Set. Both of these new sets also work perfectly with the new Frames Squared Die Set.

It's Hip to be Square

I am having so much fun with these new products! For my first card I created a kitty birthday card using the Newton’s Block Party Stamp Set. This set is so purr-fect for cat themed birthday cards! It has kitties all around the edge that are SO fun to color and a bunch of fun birthday and kitty themed sentiments that fit in the middle of the big image!

It's Hip to be Square

I knew I wanted to use watercolor markers so I stamped the image onto Strathmore Bristol paper using Archival Jet Black Ink which is my go-to waterproof ink. I colored in the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I usually color around the edge with the color I’d like to use and then pull the color into the center using a Tim Holtz watercolor brush filled with water. I colored the kitties neutral browns and grays and then added pops of teal, lime green, yellow and pink for their accessories. I cut the image out using the die from the new Frames Squared Die Set that has a scalloped edge and stitching too. Then I cute a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock using the rounded edge square with stitching from the Frames Squared Die Set. I used Twisted Citron and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks with a mini ink blending tool to create the ink blend on this piece. I also cut a the stitched circle from the Frames Squared Die Set out of Neenah Solar White Card Stock. Again, I added blue ink to it using the Broken China Distress Oxide Ink and mini ink blending tool. I stamped the sentiment “all together meow” from the Newton’s Block Party Stamp Set. Everything was adhered together using a Kokuyo Tape Runner and some 3M Foam Adhesive to add dimension to the layers. Then I mounted it onto a 5″ square card base that was cut and scored using Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock.

It's Hip to be Square

For my second card I created the card in nearly the same way but this time it has a fun floral theme. I used the image of flowers around the edge from the Floral Fringe Stamp Set, stamping it onto Strathmore Bristol paper using Archival Jet Black Ink. I also colored these pretty flowers with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I just love how bright and pretty these watercolors are! I cut the image out using the scallop edged square die from the new Frames Squared Die Set. Then I used the small decorative square from the Frames Squared Die Set and cut it out of vellum. For the center, I cut the stitched circle from the Frames Squared Die Set out of Neenah Solar White Card Stock and made it yellow using Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink with a mini ink blending tool. Once it was dry I stamped the “Find your sunshine & bloom” sentiment from the Floral Fringe Stamp Set. It was hard to choose which sentiment to use since this set has a such a nice variety of sentiments that all fit inside the center of the floral edge! Everything was adhered together using a Kokuyo Tape Runner and some 3M Foam Adhesive to add dimension to the layers. I created a 5″ square white card base using Neenah Solar White Card Stock.

It's Hip to be Square

I had so much fun making these cards and I hope you enjoyed them! I do also want to mention that the images and the scalloped edge frame do fit on a standard A2 sized card too if you prefer to make your cards that size.

I hope you have been inspired to make some lovely square cards of your own!

It's Hip to be Square

SUPPLIES:

Newton’s Nook Designs NEWTON’S BLOCK…
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Newton’s Nook Designs FLORAL FRINGE…
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Newton’s Nook Designs FRAMES SQUARED…
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Zig CLEAN COLOR 36 SET Real Brush…
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Tim Holtz DETAILER WATER BRUSH Ranger…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Kokuyo LONG Dot Liner Adhesive Runner…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Jen for being our guest!

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  1. These are such super cute cards! I haven’t really done square cards, but recently I’ve been thinking about trying some. Clearly it was meant to be. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love square cards! And I have so many square layering dies, but I haven’t used them in a while. Your cards are inspiring me with all kinds of ideas. Can’t wait to start making square cards again!

  3. Cute cards and I like the square cards. A creative way to get out of the A2 size rut. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I wonder if they take extra postage to mail? I like that they are different. I ALWAYS make 5×7 cards. A new shape and size would mix things up. I love the scalloped edge, and the background shading.

  5. Awww…. They are both AORABLE and love how the stamps fit the diecut perfectly, such great design! Love especially the Newton’s Nook party kitties :D I’m a cat lovers, have six(!)kitties, so this card really appeals to me! LOL :D

  6. I am very interested in the stitched look but I don’t have any of the dies. I do have a sewing machine and I plan to use it to experiment with this technique.

  7. Newton’s Nook has some of my favorite stamps and this one is no exception. Those kitties are so adorable. So many possibilities with those wonderful sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love the bright colors and that stamps have been specifically produced to make a card that truly is for squares. LOL Love the idea and execution.

  9. Cute cards! I just started my Newton collection and love the adorable kitty and his adventures. The square scalloped frames are so pretty on these cards!

  10. Gorgeous cards Jen, I love making square cards. They give you just a little more space to work in.
    Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring.

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