Monday, April 25, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #172


   Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This challenge is a

Theme Challenge

Use the theme--Birthday

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20 store credit to our Newton's Nook Design online shop! We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday so all entries have a chance to be featured on this blog! 

You have TWO WEEKS to play along - Deadline to enter is Friday, May 6, 2022 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? Make sure you check the challenge rules page before you link up your project. 

Here's some inspiration!

Need to get inspired? See what our Inspiration Team created with this challenge! 

Herd it's your birthday by Diane features Oval Frames, Balloon, Land Borders, Bleat, Oink, and Moo by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birthdaycards, #cardmaking, #farmcritters
Diane Morales serves up birthday greetings straight from the barnyard!  Set on an oval card base (Oval Frames die set), Diane adds floating pink balloons in her pink sky (Balloon stencil set)! She then adds her landscape using the Land Borders die set. She adds a trio of farm critters from the Oink stamp and die set, Moo stamp and die set, and Bleat stamp and die set all decked out in their birthday hats!  What a way to celebrate someone's special day!

Did someone say cake? by Sue features Newton Loves Cake, Framework, and Speech Bubbles by Newton's Nook Design; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birthdaycards, #cardmaking, #catcards
Sue T. gets her birthday party started by die cutting her embossed background with the postage-edged die from the Framework die set. She then layers on a rainbow-colored tiered cake from the Newton Loves Cake stamp and die set. She stamps her sentiment in a speech bubble (Speech Bubbles die set) and sprinkles some gems on for a bit of glam!  Time to slice that cake!

Amy Tollner's slimline card is filled to the top with birthday cuteness!  Beginning with big, fluffy clouds (Clouds stencil), Amy adds a trio of colorful balloons (Fabulous Frenchies stamp and die set) floating above her playful kittens from the Newton's Blooms stamp and die set.  Look closely and you'll spy a little ladybug enjoying the fresh, green grass die cut using the Land Borders die set.  Her entire scene has been die cut using the scallop-edged frame die from the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set.  If that wasn't enough cuteness, Amy adds a bumblebee and a duo of butterflies!  

It's your purrthday by Claire features Frames & Flags, Confetti, and Newton's Cupcake by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birthdaycards, #cardmaking, #catcards
Claire Lamb begins with white confetti (Confetti stencil) on her white card base. She adds a peach distressed layer on which Newton from the Newton's Cupcake stamp and die set is looking quite happy with his buttercream-frosted chocolate cupcake in its dark peach polka-dotted cake liner!  Do you think Newton will be willing to share? 😺

 Debbie Owens uses a kitten from the Smitten Kittens stamp set with a birthday hat from the Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set. She places him on festive circles die cut using the Circle Frames die set on which she has stamped the image from the Birthday Roundabout stamp set on one. She stamps "It's your day!" on a banner from the Banner Trio die set. The "Celebrate" sentiment is from the Birthday Essentials stamp set. Super festive!

Use the challenge theme--Birthday

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  1. wonderful inspiration projects from team!

  2. Thank you for the new challenge and inspiration from the Design Team


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