Newton’s Nook Designs Sweet Treats Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Newton’s Nook Designs 4th Annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop!

The Newton’s Nook Designs Team is hopping along today to share some great Sweet Treats – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

#handmade cupcake toppers by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sending Hugs stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For my stop on this hop I created some sweet decorations perfect to give an extra special touch for your San Valentine’s treats!!!

#handmade cupcake toppers by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sending Hugs stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook


I mixed and matched a few NND sets creating these decorations. The cute muffins from Love Bites stamp set were my first choice and the coordinating Love Bites Die Set came super handy this time for a quick and easy die-cutting because I needed two identical die-cut pieces for every muffin topper. And so I prepared some stamped muffins along with a cute kitty from Sending Hugs stamp set (colored obviously like my sweet furry boy! LOL!!!) on Strathmore Bristol paper because it’s my favorite to use with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. Then I decided to add a romantic feel with a few hearts. These were super quick and easy to put together since I only had to pick a patterned heart stamps from Woodland Duos stamp set, make some stamping with colorful inks and die-cut with the coordinating Darling Hearts die set.

#handmade cupcake toppers by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sending Hugs stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

And since my sweet treats include strawberries and some fruit gelees, I made the coordinating decorations as well using Love & Chocolate stamp set and the coordinating dies plus Peppermint Die Set.

#handmade cupcake toppers by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sending Hugs stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?

We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

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 Monday, February 5th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 6th.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Have a fantastic day!!!

Tatiana

ZIG MARKERS:

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Stretch Your Digital Stamps Card Series (ft. Craftin Desert Divas)

Have A Magical Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Magical Day digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Happy Friday!

So happy you joined me! I thought it would be interesting to put up a new card series here on my blog featuring digital stamps. Well, I still use more and prefer actual stamps, but I would like to talk about why you may want to try digital ones. I’ll illustrate the advantages of them and showcase the possible ways of use. Hope you like the idea and will find it interesting!

Well, today I have this sweet card made as an inspiration project for the Monthly Social Media Challenge for Craftin Desert Divas. They already have so many amazing digital images on their site and continue to come up with cuter and cuter stamps every month! If you want to join Craftin Desert divas March Monthly Social Media Challenge for a chance to win some amazing prizes, all you have to do is 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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Today I’m going to talk about building a scene with digital stamps. Usually we print digital stamp, color them, fussy cut and them simply put on top of our cards what sometimes makes your projects very bulky and hard to mail. But you can easily come up with one layer card using digital stamps by building a digital scene! In fact, many digital stamps come as jpg and png types of file. Png files allow you to build easily a scene like the one you see on my card. And you don’t need any graphic designer skills or fancy program on your pc at all! Just use your basic “Word” program (or “Pages” if you are on Mac)!

Have A Magical Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Magical Day digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Here are the steps to follow! Open your downloaded png file, copy an image, open “Word” or “Pages” program and paste your digital stamp. Adjust the size if you need. Repeat these steps to paste another digital stamp. Now if you want, you can put one image in front of the other: select the image, click on the right mouth button and choose “put in front” option from the menu. Continue adding this way other digital stamps you need to build the whole scene.

Have A Magical Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Magical Day digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

To help you with measures, you can set your page to the size of your card base or insert a frame rectangle or any other shape you need of the desirable dimension.

Remember that you can resize, rotate, duplicate and move very easily all your stamps unless you build the scene you like. Then all you need to do is to print it and you are ready to color! No masking, no stamping, no fussy cutting are needed! And you can play and adjust your scene as long as you like without fear to stamp in the wrong place and ruin all the card.

That’s all for today! There are still so many arguments to cover, but I didn’t want this post to become too long! So stay tuned since I’ll be shaping other useful information and some tips and tricks very soon! Thanks so much for stopping by! And if you have any question, please, leave it in the comment area below!

Tatiana

COPICS:

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YG0000-YG01-YG05               BG0000-BG10-BG11               00-R30-R32

skin E50-E31-E0000               hair Y21-YR24-E35

SUPPLIES:

Magical Day Digital Stamp

Springtime Meadow Digital Stamp

Delightful Daisy Digital Stamp

Flower Power Digital Stamp

White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen

DISCLOSURE:

As a Design Team Member I’m affiliate to Craftin Desert Divas online shop. Where available I use their compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I really love their products and enjoy using them. All opinions are my own. I truly appreciate your support and will use the money raised to bring you more crafting projects.

 

 

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

Tatiana

COPICS:

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Y0000-Y00-Y21-Y26                E30-E31-E33-E35-E37-E79

RV0000-RV10-RV63                BG0000-BG000

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SUPPLIES:

Lamb In A Basket Card (ft. Craftin Desert Divas)

Lamb In A Basket #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lamb In A Basket digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Hello everyone!

I’ve popped in for a super quick post just to share a brand new Lamb In A Basket digi stamp from Craftin Desert Divas. Hurry up! You can get it here for free now!

Lamb In A Basket #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lamb In A Basket digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I made a super simple shaped card using CDD Stitched In Circle Dies and a soft copic coloring! I’m leaving you all the marker numbers below!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Tatiana

COPICS:

E30-E31               E50-E53                          R000-R30

W0-W00              BG0000-BG10                YG00-YG01-YG03

C0-C1                   E79                                 100

SUPPLIES:

Lamb In A Basket


Stitched In Circle Dies

DISCLOSURE:

As a Design Team Member I’m affiliate to Craftin Desert Divas online shop. Where available I use their compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I really love their products and enjoy using them. All opinions are my own. I truly appreciate your support and will use the money raised to bring you more crafting projects.

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release and Giveaway – Newton Loves Cake

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Hello everyone and welcome!

This is the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs February Release, but it filled with a lot of cuteness and fun because little mischief Newton came back with a stunning birthday scheme stamp set!

newtons-loves-cake_tt_1In fact, who doesn’t love cake and cats? And together they make just a purr-fect blend for birthday cards! This new amazing stamp set is called NEWTON LOVES CAKE and it has the coordinating dies as well.

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving this 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!

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And here’s my card showcasing this SWEET kitty! I mixed and matched a few media on it! The kitty with a birthday cake was stamped with a copic friendly ink and then, of course, just simply colored with copic markers and finally die-cut with the coordinating die.

newtons-loves-cake_tt_3For the background I started with a watercolor paper and did some ink blending with distress inks from the bottom edge of my panel. Then I added a few spritzes and water droplets from Distress Sprayer bottle and picked up the excess with a paper towel.

newtons-loves-cake_tt_2To tie all the elements together I used a gold metallic spay. I flicked some droplets on the card base and the ink blended piece and then used it as a paint to add a few gold detail to Newton and the cake. The matching gold heat embossed sentiment on vellum and some matching sequins added a finish touch to the card.

Thank so much for joining NND Design Team this week! Hope you like all the amazing projects and feel inspired by this new February Release! If so, please, share your creations with #newtonsnook so I can catch you up on social media!

And here’s how you can win the “Newton Love Cake” Stamp Set?

This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, February 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

Tatiana

COPICS:

E40-E41-E43-E44-47                 BG0000-BG10-BG11-BG23
V000-V01-V06-V15                    RV0000-RV10-RV02-RV04
Y000-Y02-Y15

SUPPLIES: