Newton’s Nook Designs March Release and Giveaway – Day 1 – Newton’s Birthday Trio and Paw-some Birthday

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Newton’s Nook Designs March release! Can’t wait to share with you tons of fabulous and super fun products that NND is revealing this month!

All the new March products will be available for purchase on Friday, March 15th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

Happy Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Birthday Trio stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

We’re kicking off this week with two new absolutely adorable birthday stamp sets that will satisfy both cat and dog people. I know that all of you are great fans of cute critters and so let me introduce you Newton’s Birthday Trio and Paw-some Birthday stamp sets. Both of them come with the coordinating dies. Plus NND has designed an amazing Balloons Stencil to go on your birthday cards because there would be no perfect birthday without the balloons! Right?! LOL!!!

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving both new stamp sets away 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 features Birthday Trio stamp and die sets! To start, I die cut the fun kitties from Strathmore Bristol paper, stamped with a waterproof black ink and colored with watercolor markers.

Here’re all the exact colors of TOMBOW markers I used on this project: n.N79, n.055, n.126, n.133, n.452, n.620, n.636, n.676, n.703, n.725, n.873, n.899, n.946, n.947, n.977, n.991.

Happy Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Birthday Trio stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For the background I inked a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock with Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress inks. Next I trimmed an A2 size rectangle from a light gray cardstock and partially die cut a circle window inside. I put the inked piece underneath the die cut window and applied new Balloons Stencil on top, transferring the pattern with a white embossing paste directly on both layers. Once the embossing paste was dry, I could assemble all the elements with a bit of dimension.

Happy Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Birthday Trio stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Working on Paw-some Birthday stamp and die sets, I switched to copic markers, Neenah Solar White paper and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Paw-some Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Paw-some Birthday Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Once again I first made the die cutting using the coordinating Paw-some Birthday Die Set and then stamped the coordinating images from Paw-some Birthday stamp set and colored everything with copic markers.

As always, here’s the complete list of all the COPIC markers used here: Y32-YR21-YR24-YR27; V0000-V01-V05-V12; BV000-BV01-FV2; YG11-YG41-G02; Y0000-Y00-Y11-Y13-Y18; BG10-BG11-BG23; T0-T1-T3; R21-R22; RV13; E30.

Paw-some Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Paw-some Birthday Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For the background I used the same Balloons Stencil, but achieved different look by inking the card base made from Neenah Solar White paper with a very light hand and next coming with stronger colors on top through Balloons Stencil. This time my choice was on Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks.

Paw-some Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Paw-some Birthday Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birthday Trio” or the “Paw-some Birthday” 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.

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
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tatiana Trafimovich <— you’re here

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

Tatiana

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SugarPea Designs Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop

You're Just The Sweetest #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Tutti Fruiti stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hello Crafty Friends!

It’s time again for the SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop! Now that many of you have got Spring Release in your hot little hands, SugarPea Design Team have geared up to inspire you with even MORE creative possibilities featuring the newest and hottest products!

Would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own?  Please visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win! The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 16th.

sweet to repeat blog hop

On my stop for this hop I’m sharing a fun alternative way to use bold stamps! I played with new amazing Tutti Fruiti stamp set and created a watercolor and a little bit artsy looking card! You can watch the entire process right here!

To start I used Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor paper and stamped the fruits from Tutti Fruiti set with Antique Linen Distress ink. Next I took my regular watercolors and painted the fruits! I worked in layers on every single are and went for a non perfect splotchy look.

You're Just The Sweetest #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Tutti Fruiti stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Finally, I framed the watercolor piece with a scalloped die from Card Front Element Builder set and added a heat embossed sentiment that comes with the same Tutti Fruiti stamp set.

You're Just The Sweetest #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Tutti Fruiti stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Blog-Hop-GreenNow it’s time to hop along with SPD Design Team and some special guests!

Amy Kolling
Jeanne Jachna
Lea Lawson
Kelly Lunceford
Kerin Sylvester
Raluca Vezeteu
Simonne Clay
Stéphanie Beauchemin
Tatiana Trafimovich  <– you’re here
Tricia Barber
Vera Yates

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!!
Tatiana

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #465 (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)



Hello and welcome!

I’m super excited to be a “Guest Sweetie” today over at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! Have you heard about them? This is such a SWEET Challenge Group! For each challenge they post an amazing cupcake photo and color combo for inspiration! Everybody likes cupcakes, right?

When Life Gives You A Rainy Day #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Loads of Blooms stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Well, “Plaid Theme” immediately make me think about Newton’s Nook Designs Plaid Stencil Bundle. It’s a fun product that comes in two layers and offers you really infinite possibilities and combinations. Since spring is showing up here, I decided to go with yellow and teal colors and inked the first layer using Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink and the second one with Peacock Feathers shade. Next I cleaned and applied once more the second stencil layer slightly shifted since I felt like the plaid design was needed more yellow tones.

When Life Gives You A Rainy Day #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Loads of Blooms stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The cute girl was first die cut from Loads of Blooms Die Set and then stamped with the coordinating Loads of Blooms stamp set and a waterproof black ink since my intention was to use Tombow Markers for coloring. As always, I opted for Strathmore Bristol paper and a small water brush from Pentel.

In case you’re wondering, here’s the complete list of all TOMBOW markers used here: n.025, n.055, n.133, n.173, n.373, n.443, n.452, n.476, n.535, n.703, n.761, n.873, n.912, n.990.

When Life Gives You A Rainy Day #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Loads of Blooms stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

To frame the spring scene, I die cut a stitched rectangle from Frames & Flags Die Set and stamped some rainy droplets from Newton’s Rainy Day stamp set with the same teal ink I used before. Since Distress inks are reactive with water, I added some water droplets on top for a more playful look. I completed the scene with a little frog from Newton’s Rainy Day stamp and die sets and the coordinating sentiment. Finally I “grounded” the whole scene by drawing a simple puddle.

Hope you like this sweet and simple card and make sure you pop over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog to see more amazing projects today! As always thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your love and support!

Tatiana

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Marbling Stenciling Plus Video (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

Welcome Spring #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Woodland Spring stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Hello and welcome!!!
I’m so happy you’ve joined me today and even more excited to be on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog sharing a spring card along with a few fun techniques!

I’m playing with new adorable Woodland Spring stamp and die sets and amazing Bold Blooms stencil. You can watch all the details in the video!

For the marbling stenciling I used Texture Paste from Ranger and mixed it up with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink.

Welcome Spring #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Woodland Spring stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

And as promised, here’s the complete list of all copic markers used here: W00-W1-W2-W3 plus W7 for hoofs; E0000-E01-E11 for skin; RV00-RV02-RV04; YG00-YG01-YG05; R000-R01-R02; Y02-Y18; YR15.

Welcome Spring #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Woodland Spring stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Hope you like this cute project and will get inspired! As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Tatiana

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Simple Watercolor Card and SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #52

Oh Happy Day #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Elephant Parade stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hello and welcome!

Today is my turn to enter into the SugarPea Designs monthly Mix It Up challenge and I prepared this simple and cute birthday card for you!

In case you want to play along, as well, here’s how you can do that: you have all month to play along and make a project using just the inspiration, just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you! You can find all the rules at SugarPea blog right here!!!

To start, I die cut and stamped a few cute critters and heart-shaped balloons using Elephant Parade and Balloon Numbers stamp sets and the coordinating Elephant Parade and Balloon Numbers SugarCuts. I used VersaFine Onyx Black ink since it’s waterproof and Strathmore Bristol paper. Next I proceeded with coloring using Tombow markers and a small water brush from Pentel.

As always here’s the complete list of all the TOMBOW MARKERS used on this card: n.N.55, n.N60, n.N79, n.090, n.703, n.723, n.800, n.835, n.885, n.991.

Oh Happy Day #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Elephant Parade stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

I added a bit of color directly to the card base through Concentric Circles stencil, creating the background for my critters. I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink and darkened the center with Fossilized Amber shade. Once the sentiment from the same Elephant Parade stamp set was heat embossed on a piece of a black cardstock, I could assemble all the elements with a bit of dimension. Finally a few clear sequins added a finish touch to this card.

Oh Happy Day #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Elephant Parade stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hope you like this cute and simple card! Now it’s your turn to link up your creations for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from SugarPea Designs! Can’t wait to see what you create!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!

Tatiana