Newton’s Nook Designs March Release and Giveaway – Winston Takes Flight and Sky Borders Die

Hello everyone and happy Monday!

So happy you joined me again today! What a great start of the week! So this is my post for the Newton’s Nook Designs March Release. And I have a few projects to share with you today!

Flying By #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston Takes Flight Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today NND Design Team is showcasing a brand new stamp set with ADORABLE bear Winston called Winston Takes Flight along with the coordinating die set and fantastic stitched Sky Borders die.

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving Winston Takes Flight stamp set away to one lucky winner so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

Love this fantastic stamp set for it’s versatility! You can really cover any occasion by simply adding the right sentiment! And let me tell you that Sky Borders dies work so well with this this stamp set that I just couldn’t resist to put them in practice right away. And here’s my first card!

Flying By #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston Takes Flight Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started die-cutting a stitched frame out of a white cardstock. Then I repeatedly die-cut a cloud shape on the inner panel and did a light ink blending from the bottom of every die-cut cloud. Finally I simply put back all the pieces in place like a puzzle.

Flying By #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston Takes Flight Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I stamped the sentiment, the banner and the cute bear all from the same stamp set onto a copic friendly cardstock and die-cut them using the coordinating dies. I colored the images with copic markers and popped them on a foam tape. I finished to put my empty banner inside the card so that I can add later any sentiment I need.

Happy Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston Takes Flight Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

And here is my second card. I decided to stretch my pattern paper and the coordinating dies that come with Winston Takes Flight stamp set on it and chose a matching sky chevron pattern paper.

Happy Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston Takes Flight Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I applied the pattern paper all over the front of my card base and popped on top a more narrow piece of a white cardstock where I previously die-cut pretty clouds that come with the coordinating die set. I stamped a few times the fun Winston on a copic friendly paper and on the pattern paper as well so that I could add to the stamp some cut out patterned color pieces.

Happy Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston Takes Flight Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Of course, I couldn’t not to use more foam tape and some matching sentiments on both cards along with a shimmer pen and a tiny touches of Glossy Accents.

Would you like to win the “Winston Takes Flight” Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich ← you are here



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Interactive Birthday Card (ft. Crafting Desert Divas)


Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!

So excited to bring you my first daily post for Craftin Desert Divas! Today I’m sharing a fun interactive card featuring a brand new stamp set from their January Release called Spare Parts.

Love this cute set! It’s very versatile and can cover many occasions! Today I have an example how you can create a birthday boy card out of it!


I started stamping a few robot images from Spare Parts set with a waterproof ink on Bristol paper, coloring them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cutting leaving little white edge around.

I prepared my card base masking the bottom edge and added color using ink blending technique with distress inks. Finally I spritzed drops of pearlized water on top of the pattern to bring some interest.


Then I proceeded with an interactive part. I cut out with a craft knife a long narrow rectangle on a piece of a white card stock that was cut slightly smaller than the card base. To make my robot stamps slide across the card, I adhered little rectangle pieces of a foam tape to the images, put them in place and blocked with circles punched from a white card stock. Finally popped up the whole piece on the card base with a foam tape.

I felt like I still needed something else to tie all the elements together. So I protected the colored parts of my card and added some splotches of color using the same Zig markers I used on the robots. I finished adding some shimmer with a glitter pen and shine with Glossy Accents and didn’t add any sequins this time since it could obstacle the interactive part.

That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you like the idea and you’ll give it a try!



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Spare Parts Stamp set



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Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Social Media Challenge – January 2017


Happy Friday!

Today I’m bringing you more inspiration for the Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Social Media Challenge. They have an amazing mood board for the month of January!

ccd-janThis card is super simple and clean and focused on copic coloring. I LOVE coloring with any media and a cute Hockey Boy digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas seemed to be perfect for a winter card. So once I finished with coloring, I fussy cut the image leaving a white edge around and started working on the background.


I did a soft ink blending right on the front panel of my card base with distress inks and cut with a craft knife a snow slope from another piece of a white card stock.


Finally popped up all the elements on a foam tape. As a finish touches added faux snowflakes with a white gel pen and a few matching sequins.


Thanks for stopping by and hope you join us this month! If you need more inspiration, please, check this post or go over at Craftin Desert Divas! And remember to post your projects with #CDDMONTHLY and share them in the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery! If you aren’t a member, just request it here.



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Welcome Baby – Watercolor Card Series


Happy Monday!

Starting a new week with a “new” theme card! Made this clean and simple one for a little baby boy!


I started with stamping a few cute images from Simon Say Stamp’s Tiny Ray of Sunshine stamp set (I’m afraid it’s not available any more, but check through your stash and I’m sure that you’ll find something suitable) on a watercolor paper using a waterproof ink since I was going to make some watercoloring. I added a coat of a light blue tone on the stamped images and then started working on my background. I used the same blue shade on it and dropped only a small amount of more dark blues for more interest and a tiny bit of yellow just to tie all the elements together.

welcome-baby-2016-2The sentiment was partially stamped with the same black ink I used on other stamps and partially die-cut from the same paper I used for the entire project. This little tip makes a big difference in terms of final result.

Finally arranged all the elements, popped some of them on a foam tape, added natural twine and a few sequins.

That’s all for today! Hope to catch you up very soon with a new post! As always thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me sweet comments! I really appreciate your support!



Sending Warm Thoughts (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

sweater-weather_tt_1Hello guys!

Hope everyone had great Holidays and will have a happy and healthy New Year! I’m back with my first post in 2017 and it’s my first post for Newton’s Nook Designs as well! So excited to join this amazing team!!!

During holidays I finally received a few crafty packs and so I just couldn’t help playing with some new goodies! The sweetest bear is from Newton’s Nook Designs’ Sweater Weather stamp set. Love it because it has lots of cute images and it’s so versatile. You can stretch it all over winter season and cover any occasion!

sweater-weather_tt_3I started this card from a shaker part as I had a few big holographic snowflake shape sequins in my stash that were given to me by my little niece. Sorry, I cannot leave a link to them, but if anyone know where you can get these snowflakes, please, leave a comment and let me know! They are really amazing and the color choice was perfect for my project!

sweater-weather_tt_2Once sealed the shaker window, I stamped the sentiment and the cute bear with a waterproof black ink on a Bristol paper because I was going to make some watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I’ve got this paper a few weeks ago and I’m really happy how it goes with Zig markers. In terms of colors my choice were blue, teal and violet because they were matching the sequins in the shaker part and tied all the element together.

That’s pretty much all for today! As always thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me sweet comments! I really appreciate your support!