Newton’s Nook Designs 7 Year Celebration Blog Hop


Hello and welcome!

I’m so excited to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs 7 Year Celebration blog hop! You might come here from the talented Andrea Shell!

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving $20 store credits to spend in their online shop to 7 lucky winners so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

Time To Purr-ty #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

In case you don’t know, Newton’s Nook Designs is made up of a husband and wife, Jeff and Jennifer, team located in Southern Wisconsin. Newton was their adorable sweet orange tabby cat and the inspiration for the name and logo. He became the namesake of the company since one of the first stamp designs that Jen sketched was a kitty just like Newton. You can find more about NND and Newton on their website.
Since NND is celebrating their 7 year anniversary this year (Woooo-Hooooo!!!!! Congrats!!!!), the idea behind my card was to pick up 7 different kitty stamps and gather together the cutest purr-ty! To start, I die cut using the coordinating die sets and then stamped with my MISTI tool all the adorable cats. I used Strathmore Bristol paper and VersaFine Onyx Black ink since both work great with water based markers. And here’re all the stamp and die sets used on this project starting from left to right:

Time To Purr-ty #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I colored all the stamps with Tombow markers and let them air dry. Meanwhile, I prepared a slimline card base using NND Slimline Frames And Portholes Die Set from Neenah Solar White paper where I inked a fun background through Pawprint Stencil. I used Simon Hurley’s Clear Skies ink paired with the blending brush. Then I flicked a few tiny shimmer droplets and colorful splotches just for something little extra. The sentiment from Newton’s Birthday Balloons Stamp Set was simply stamped on the background and the colored kitties were popped on foam tape for a fun dimensional look.
As always, here’s the complete list of all the colors used on this project: TOMBOW MARKERS N75, N79, 055, 133, 452, 491, 703, 899, 985, 990, 991, 993.

Time To Purr-ty #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 7 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $20 store credit to spend in their online shop to 7 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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, July 20 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Tuesday, July 21 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

Thank sooooo much for stopping by and hopping along with us! Have a great week-end!!!
Tatiana

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Have A Beautiful Birthday Card (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

Have A Beautiful Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Roses 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 one layer watercolor birthday card entirely made using only one stamp set.

In fact, the beautiful flowers on this project come as a cluster with beautiful Roses stamp set. To start, I prepared a mask by stamping roses on a piece of masking paper and fussy cutting with my sharp small scissors right against the stamp lines. Next I trimmed a rectangle large enough to cover an extended A2 size card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) from Strathmore Bristol paper. I stamped the roses in the corner first using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and my MISTI tool, then I applied the mask on top to protect the image and added more flowers towards the bottom and left edges of my background. At this point I also added a simply stamped sentiment that comes from the same Roses stamp set.

Have A Beautiful Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Roses stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I colored the amazing flowers with water based Tombow markers, playing with cool pinks (markers n.703 and n.725) and warmer shades (markers n.723 and n.743). The leaves were filled with yellowish green tones, using markers n.076 and n.133. I wanted to keep the main focus on the roses and coloring and so, as a finish touch, I added only some tiny colorful splotches and a few clear iridescent sequins.

Have A Beautiful Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Roses stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

That’s all for today! Hope you like this sweet card! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

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Newton’s Nook Designs’ June Release and Giveaway – Day 4 – Porch Swing Friends & Roses


Hello and welcome to the final day the Newton’s Nook June release! Thanks so much for hopping along all this week and for all the wonderful comments you left me! I appreciate so much all your love and support!

All the new June products will be available for purchase on Friday, June 19th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

Life Is Better With A Friend Like You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Porch Swing Friends stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The last day of the release has reserved us two small, but not less adorable stamp sets: the cutest Porch Swing Friends and beautiful Roses. Both sets come with the coordinating dies.

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving away both new 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 features the cutest sweet scene from Porch Swing Friends stamp set. Since I worked with water based markers, I went for my win win combo: Strathmore Bristol paper, VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Pentel Water Brush and MISTI tool. I made the die cutting first using the coordinating Porch Swing Friends Die Set, then stamped the open images from Porch Swing Friends stamp set, let the ink air dry and finally colored all the elements.

As always, I’m leaving you all the exact colors used on this project: TOMBOW MARKERS N79, 133, 195, 452, 723, 743, 933, 946, 947, 992, 993, 977.

Life Is Better With A Friend Like You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Porch Swing Friends stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

An extended A2 size card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) was trimmed and scored from a light gray card stock. I cut out another white rectangle to go on top where I die cut a square using Frames Squared Die Set, creating a sort of polaroid frame element. I thought a bit out of boxes and transformed the cloud die from Sky Borders Die Set into a tree foliage by inking it with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. I also inked the leftover die cut square with Peacock Feather Distress Oxide ink to use as a background behind the fur friends. Porch Swing Friends Die Set comes with an extra word dies and so I picked the “relax” one to pair with the stamped sentiment from Porch Swing Friends stamp set. Finally I assembled the card with a bit of dimension.

Life Is Better With A Friend Like You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Porch Swing Friends stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The next project features amazing Roses stamp and die sets. To start, I die cut twice the flower cluster from Fabriano Extra White Hot Pressed Watercolor paper. I used my MISTI tool and the negative part of the die to stamped the roses with Antique Linen Distress ink. This type of ink is very light and reactivates with water which makes it perfect for no-line coloring.

Hello #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Roses stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I’ll be honest, no-line coloring is not fast, but I looooove coloring and don’t mind to spend a few hours working on a project sometimes. I used regular watercolors this time and tried to mix different shades between pinks and yellows to create some variation in colors.

Hello #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Roses stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Once finished with coloring, I prepaid a kraft card base with faux stitched scalloped rectangle from Frames & Flags Die Set. Then I heat embossed the sentiment with a fine gold embossing powder and framed it into a circle using new Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set. I finished this project with a matching kraft and gold bow and a few clear iridescent sequins.

Hello #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Roses stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win the “Porch Swing Friends” or “Roses” Stamp Set? These stamp sets will be given away to 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 Thursday June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

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

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

Tatiana

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Make A Splash Birthday Card (ft. Purple Onion Designs New Sunshine Lake Collection)

Make A Splash #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs #purpleoniondesigns

Hello and welcome!!!

I have another cute card to share with you from the fabulous new “Sunshine Lake” collection of rubber stamps from Purple Onion Designs illustrated by Stacey Yacula!

SALE ALLERT! The entire collection can be purchased HERE for $115.00, which is a savings of 30%. This offer is only available until May 31, 2020.  After this time the stamps will only be available to purchase individually.

Make A Splash #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs #purpleoniondesigns

Today I tried to think a little out of the boxes and paired together both new and old goodies from Purple Onion Designs. To start, as usual, I stamped on Strathmore Bristol paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink the most adorable Cosmo (Bear with Float) along with Cat Tails and Rock Set. I colored all the elements with water based markers and then fussy cut with my sharp small scissors leaving a little white edge around. Next I trimmed a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor cardstock and blended Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers Distress inks from top and bottom edges. I sprinkled a few tiny water droplets on top for some interest, heat set the paper and then added blue Waves towards the bottom part of my rectangle. I used the same Waves stamp with Hero Art Butter Bar ink as a cloud pattern toward the top portion of the inked piece and finally started assembling everything on an extended A2 size kraft card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″). I die cut another rectangle slightly smaller than the card base where I added a circle window to use as a focus point. The sentiment was partially heat embossed on a strip of a black cardstock and partially stamped directly on the card front. I popped all the elements on foam tape and just cannot escape a few matching sequins as a finish touch.

And here’s the complete list of all the markers used on this project: TOMBOW N75, 055, 090, 126, 133, 373, 452, 526, 535, 723, 977, 922.

Make A Splash #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs #purpleoniondesigns

Hope you like this cute and sweet card and new amazing stamps from the Purple Onion Designs’ Sunshine Lake Collection!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Tatiana

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Waving Hello Card (ft. Purple Onion Designs New Sunshine Lake Collection)

Waving Hello #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs #purpleoniondesigns

Hello and welcome!!!

I have more example to share from the fabulous new “Sunshine Lake” collection of rubber stamps from Purple Onion Designs illustrated by Stacey Yacula!

SALE ALLERT! The entire collection can be purchased HERE for $115.00, which is a savings of 30%. This offer is only available until May 31, 2020.  After this time the stamps will only be available to purchase individually.

Waving Hello #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs #purpleoniondesigns

Cuteness overloads on this card, in my opinion, today! I used Peony (Mouse Floating)Daphne (Beaver Swimming)Ida (Bunny Swimming)Cat TailsRock SetSunshiny Sentiment Set along with Strathmore Bristol paper and VersaFine Onyx Black ink. As usual, I stamped, colored with water based markers and fussy cut with my sharp small scissors leaving a little white edge around all the characters and accessories first. Next I divided a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor cardstock with a curvy die from Newton’s Nook Designs Land Borders Die Set and inked the sections with Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans Distress inks. I popped all the pieces back on an extended A2 size card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) and added the colored elements on top along with a simply stamped sentiment and a few sequins. Easy! Right?!

And here’s the complete list of all the markers used on this project: TOMBOW N65, N75, N79, 133, 177, 533, 947, 992, 993.

Waving Hello #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs #purpleoniondesigns

Hope you like this cute and sweet card and new amazing stamps from the Purple Onion Designs’ Sunshine Lake Collection!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Tatiana

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