Newton's Nook | Holiday Hounds

Hello! Today I have three cards to share with you that feature an awesome stamp set from Newton's Nook called Holiday Hounds. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. The puppies look so similar to my puppy Molly and they are so cute! Seriously, who can resist a dog wrapped in Christmas lights?!? ;)

I decided to make two simple cards with the set, keeping the dogs as the focus on the cards. I'm sure I'll be creating a lot more with this set.. I just can't put it down lol! ;)

The first card uses the dog wrapped in Christmas lights and one of the sentiments from the Tis the Season stamp set from Ellen Hutson, designed by the amazing Julie Ebersole. I am a sucker for typewriter looking fonts, so this stamp set had me at hello! ;)

I stamped the dog directly on a panel of white cardstock cut from the Blueprints 20 die-namics from My Favorite Things and then coloured him in with Copic markers. I practiced my colouring before actually creating my cards because I really wanted to make the dogs look like my Molly. I think the colours I ended up with are perfect! ;)

The second card uses the dog jumping through the air wearing a scarf.  I love how cute she looks with her ears back and the scarf behind her. I coloured the scarf red and added white dots with a white gel pen for some added interest.
For my second card, used the dog wearing the sweater to create a cute card, paired with another sentiments from the Tis the Season stamp set. I love the simplicity of just the dogs and the sentiments on these cards.

I kept the colours similar to the other two cards and added some aqua onto her sweater. For a little more detail and fun, I also added clear shimmer to the red areas on her sweater with a clear Wink of Stella marker.

I can't wait to create more cards with this stamp set. I love any stamp set that can be customized with personal touches... especially if it involves my puppy! ;)




  1. These cards are adorable, Stephanie!

  2. LOVE these. these stamps are adorable and so are your cards

  3. Your coloring is perfect! Excellent job creating a realistic looking dachshund. I love how the Christmas lights wrap around the dog. Super cute!

  4. Super cute cards! Amazing coloring! Love!

  5. Awesome cards! The coloring is amazing. The dog looks so happy.

  6. OMG!! I LOVE your cards!! This is a SUPER FUN SET AND I LOVE your coloring too!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

  7. Love these adorable cards, Steph! Your coloring is fantastic!

  8. I love these cards. Super cute images and the scarf and sweater are adorable. Our dog is Molly too. She's a beagle.