Who are we?
Newton's Nook Designs is made up of a husband and wife team located in Southern Wisconsin (Go Packers!) Our goal is to provide you with unique and whimsical stamp designs that are fun to use and make you smile!
Jen has always loved to draw and create! About 15 years ago she discovered stamping and card-making and fell in love! Since she first started stamping she has always wanted to create her own stamp designs and is excited to see her visions come to life! All of our stamps are illustrated by Jen. They begin as hand-drawn pencil sketches which she then creates into the digital files that eventually become those cute stamps you love!
Jeff does all the behind the scenes essentials! He answers your questions, ships your orders and keeps everything running smoothly! He has even become a bit of a creative director, giving advice on stamp designs and helping to let Jen know when something doesn't look right!
Where did our name come from?
Newton was our adorable sweet orange tabby cat and the inspiration for our name and logo. One of the first stamp designs that Jen sketched was a kitty - just like Newton - so we thought it was fitting that he be the namesake of the company. Newton passed away in October of 2019. We miss him with all our hearts but take comfort in the fact that he has touched so many lives through our company and that his legacy will live on in our company name and kitty stamps. You can find out more about Newton on his page here.
How to use our stamps:
Our stamps are made from high quality clear photopolymer and will arrive on a clear backer sheet. To use our stamps carefully peel the stamp from clear backer sheet and place onto an acrylic stamp block. Apply your favorite ink and have fun stamping!
When finished, carefully clean your stamp with stamp cleaner or mild soap and water. Return stamp to backer sheet for storage. Store in cool dry place away from sunlight.
Note: Some inks may cause staining of your stamps. This is normal and will not effect their performance. Stamps may yellow slightly over time. This also does not effect their performance.
For more great project ideas and inspiration visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog.
How to use our dies:
Our custom steel dies are compatible with most die cutting machines. Please refer to individual manufacturers instructions for proper sandwich and cutting instructions.
You can easily separate dies that are connected by gently bending the die back and forth at the connection point or using a small wire snip. Be careful as edges that have been broken or snipped may be sharp.
Solid dies have small pin holes to help ease removal of paper from the die after cutting.
How to use our stencils:
Our custom designed stencils can be used with your favorite spray mists, inks, embossing pastes, chalks, paints, and more! Just hold in place onto your project with removable tape and apply your favorite medium. Clean the stencil between uses with soap and water. Soak in a dish with soapy water if further cleaning is needed.
Layered Stencils: Our two piece stencil sets let you create a multi-layer design. Layered designs can easily be aligned by using the etched guidelines on the stencils to create multiple color designs.
Edge Stencils: Our custom edge stencils are perfect for creating backgrounds, landscapes and more! To use, gently apply the ink or medium of your choice, starting from the stencil center and working toward the decorative edge. Try using the reverse side to expand your options.
Let's be Social!
We can't wait to see what you create using our products! After all, sharing is half the fun!
Facebook users can like our Facebook page and join Facebook Create & Share Group to share your creations with us and other NND fans!
If you're looking for inspiration you can find card galleries on Flickr and Pinterest, and keep up with our day-to-day kitty images on our Instagram feed! Make sure to follow our blog for amazing cards by our Design Team along with the latest updates and inspiration, and chances to win free stamps!