Hello everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today! Today is the beginning of the Newton’s Nook March release week and you are going to love the new stamps and dies that are going to be revealed over the next few days!


Today we are revealing the new Hello Spring stamp set, which I am totally in love with. The images in this set are beyond cute and I adore the bunny holding the carrot, which is what I used for my card today.

And before I get into today’s card; did you know we now have a name for the bunny that has been featured many times in Newton’s Nook stamp sets? Head on over to the Newton’s Nook blog to find out the name, which is being revealed today!

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I used Tim Holtz distress inks to watercolor this card and started by stamping the bunny holding a carrot onto watercolor paper with Antique Linen. All of my initial stamping was done with Antique Linen, as this let’s me create a “no-line” effect. All of the colors I used to watercolor this card are broken down at the bottom of the post and linked to Simon Says Stamp in the products section further down.

After coloring the bunny and carrot I then fussy cut them out so I could pop it off my card. The tulips in the background were stamped onto a watercolor panel that I cut with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die; the tulips, grass and  sky were all watercolored with distress inks as well.

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To finish off the card, I heat embossed a cute sentiment with gold embossing powder and scattered a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around the scene.  Finally, I popped the panel up off of a Desert Storm cardstock card base.

For those of you interested in the ink colors I used for this card, I have them broken down here:

  • Bunny: Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Victorian Velvet
  • Carrot: Carved Pumpkin, Barn Door, Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive
  • Tulips: Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
  • Grass: Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron
  • Sky: Cracked Pistachio




Would you like to win the “Hello Spring” Stamp Set? This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’s how to win:

Comment on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release 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 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on Newton’s Nook Designs blog post on Friday, March 18th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Gerstner
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Nina-Marie Trapani… that’s me! :)
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka
Kelly Latevola – Guest Designer



Looking for more scene card inspiration? They are one of my favorite card types to make, and I’ve got some of my most recent scene cards linked below for you to check out! Click on the photo to be taken to the corresponding post.

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If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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