Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release and Giveaway – Day 2 – Dear Santa and Nutcrackers


Hello and welcome to the second day of the Newton’s Nook Holiday release! Thanks so much for joining me today and for all the fantastic comments, your love and support!

All the new Holiday products will be available for purchase on Friday, October 23th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

Here Comes Santa Claus #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Dear Santa stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Nutcrackers stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today I’m so excited to share with you two new absolutely adorable stamp sets: Dear Santa and Nutcrackers. Both of them are just perfect for every holiday project! In case you’re interested, there’re two coordinating Dear Santa Die and Nutcrackers Die sets too!

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving away both new Dear Santa and Nutcrackers stamp sets to lucky winners so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

My first card featuring Dear Santa stamp and die sets turned out as a CAS project. To start, I die cut from Copic X-Press paper the Santa and gift shapes using the coordinating Dear Santa Die Set and my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. I saved and used the negative parts of the dies inside the MISTI tool to help me with the alignment while I was stamping the open images from Dear Santa stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Next I colored all the elements with copic markers.

In case you’re interested, I’m leaving you all the exact colors used for coloring: COPIC MARKERS skin E50-E53-E55; R000-R20-R22-R24-R27-R46; YG0000-YG00-YG01-YG03-YG25-YG67; Y11-Y13-Y15-Y17; YR04-YR07; T0-T1-T3-T5-T7-T9.

Here Comes Santa Claus #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Dear Santa stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

An extended A2 size white card base (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″) was trimmed and scored from Neenah Solar White paper. I repeatedly stamped with a very light gray ink (Simon Says Stamp Fog dye ink) the small accessories from Dear Santa and Christmas Campers stamp sets all across the background and then added a bold black sentiment on top. I popped the colored Santa and gifts on a foam tape and finished with a few clear sparkling sequins, a coat of a shimmer glitter pen and some white accents made with a gel pen.

Here Comes Santa Claus #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Dear Santa stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

My second card features Nutcrackers stamp and die sets plus new just released yesterday Tiny Trees stencil. This time I started with Strathmore Bristol paper and VersaFine Onyx Black ink since my intention was to color the images with water based markers. I made the same steps as describe above, first die cutting two nutcracker shapes with the coordinating Nutcrackers Die Set and then stamping the open images from Nutcrackers stamp set. Finally I proceeded with  coloring using my Tombow markers.

As always, I’m sharing with you all colors used on this project as well: TOMBOW MARKERS N25, N79, 025, 055, 835, 847, 905.

Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Nutcrackers stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

An extended A2 size white card base (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″) that was trimmed and scored from my favorite Neenah Solar White paper. I added a slightly smaller light gray rectangle on top with the holiday tree pattern achieved by inking Tiny Trees stencil with the matching light gray ink (used Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock and dye ink). Next I trimmed and glued directly on the background some narrow strips of the colorful cardstock and finally popped the Nutcrackers on a foam tape. The final step was a die cut sentiment that comes inside the coordinating Nutcrackers Die Set.

Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Nutcrackers stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win the “Dear Santa”  Stamp Set or the “Nutcrackers” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. 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 Thursday October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tatiana Trafimovich <— you’re here
Amy Tsuruta
Amanda Wilcox

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Tatiana

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35 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release and Giveaway – Day 2 – Dear Santa and Nutcrackers

  1. The subtle backgrounds look so cute. I really like the look!! And the nutcrackers are my favorite characters.

    • Thank you so much! Try Tombow markers on Strathmore Bristol paper. I tried different types of Bristol cardstock and Strathmore brand is the only one that works great.

  2. These cards are so cute love how you did the backgrounds and love the sentiments that come with these adorable stamp sets

  3. Beautiful coloring of the Santa & Nutcracker! Love your subtle backgrounds with the focus on the stamped images!

  4. Wonderful, inspiring cards! Love the backgrounds, layers, and so perfectly Christmas Santa and Nutcrackers!

  5. Awesome colouring on your designs as always from you. Love the subtle background stamping behind cute Santa x

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