Newton’s Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!

I’m sooooooo excited joining today the Design Team and the featured guests for the Newton’s Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!!

Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole link list – there are many awesome blogs for you to visit today! Plus you can comment for your chance to win a prize too! Details at the end of this post!

You Make Cold Days Warmer #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Santa Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

There couldn’t be any proper date for this hop because today December, 8 in Italy we celebrate Feast of the Immaculate Conception! It’s day off and it’s tradition to deck the halls right on this day!!! So meanwhile you’re reading this post, I’m putting up my christmas tree, lights and nativity scene. It really beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!! LOL!!!

You Make Cold Days Warmer #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Santa Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For this hop I created a clean and simple card with a pop of bright colors on a tropical birds dressed up for holiday period! I thought it would be fun to give another “life” and interpretation to the summer stamps and transform them into the holiday ones! And so I started stamping with a black waterproof ink on a hot pressed watercolor paper the cute toucans from NND Toucan Party stamp set along with some winter accessories from Newton’s Holiday Mischief and Santa Paws Newton sets. I colored everything with regular watercolors, fussy cut right up against the stamp lines and colored all the edges with a black marker to hide any imperfection due to the cutting. For the background I used a negative part of the circle die-cut from a masking paper, added Distress Oxide ink in Peacock Feathers color. I let everything dry before applying a textured snowflakes through gorgeous Snowfall stencil  using a white embossing paste. Finally I assembled everything popping up some elements on a foam tape and simply stamping the sentiment and a few beautiful snowflakes with the same black ink I used before.

You Make Cold Days Warmer #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Santa Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Special! 
Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.
Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:
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35 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!

  1. This card makes me smile! Toucan definitely don’t need the hats and scarves where they live but they are so cute wearing them! Thank you so much for being part of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop!!
    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}

  2. I think it’s so cool you turned these tocans in a brrocans (hihi master of silly jokes speaking here). I love this card it’s FABULOUS!!

  3. YAY for tropical Christmas! Your beautifully colored toucans look adorable with the hat and scarf, I love it! And your background is simply beautiful!

  4. This birdie lover adores these adorable Toucans dressed in their
    winter hats & scarf. Love how you did the background.

  5. Today before I came on your site we put up our tree, lights & Christmas bits how funny that you’re doing the same. Now your card is delightful, the tropical birds look so so cute with Christmas hats on, your card is bright, cheerful & very warming x

  6. Nice job with the fussy cutting! It looks like the stamps came that way, which is the best compliment that I can give to fussy cutting. And I love the use of the toucans; I wouldn’t have considered it, but why not? They’re so festive! Thanks for some great ideas and beautiful coloring.

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