Thursday, August 18, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Hedgehog Hollow

wow!! can't believe it's the last day of the Newton's Nook Designs August Release already!

today, the whole DT is showcasing the fun and totally awesome Hedgehog Hollow stamp set!
you can totally use this to scrapbook, create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on August 19th, right here!

oh my goodness - this set is so sweet and so cute!! 
i watercolored my images (again!!) with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers (hey, practice makes perfect, right?! I'm practicing! lol!)

for my first card, i fussy cut out the images and popped them up onto a white cardstock base. 

i added a black woodgrain washi tape strip, and a little bit of watercolored 'grass' underneath the image! ha! i LOVE that phrase from the stamp set - it's going to be getting a LOT of use! ha!

i also added some stitching to the top of my card front - it's hard to tell, because it's white on white, but i really like the detail it adds! 

my second card is aso clean and simple, but it's so cute because of that hedgehog!! seriously - adorable, people!! ha!

i added some white on white texture to the card front with some embossing paste and a woodgrain stencil! love it! and that phrase people - I DIE!! ha!! so so so fun!!!!! it totally reminds me of this song, and it was in my head for DAYS! ha!! love! 

the grass was created with an old punch and then I added color to the vellum grass with Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio! i added a strip of yellow star washi, because I had colored the hearts in the cup yellow, but it was hard to see! and i really thought the pop of yellow worked here!

Would you like to win the “Hedgehog Hollow" 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 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, August 18th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th. 

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


  1. Your cards are just gorgeous! Gorgeous coloring, cute designs, love the stitching on the 1st card.

  2. A hedgehog and a ladybug : nothing could be more lovely that these two critters chatting about..... the coming autumn ?

  3. Oh my goodness Samantha these are sweet!

  4. Awww!!! Too cute! Your hedgehogs are so sweet!!! Beautiful cards!!!

  5. These are precious! Love the little hedgie feet hanging off the enormous mushroom!

  6. Clean and simple cards but so pretty.
    Love the washi on the first card.
    The background on the second is great.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. Gorgeous and cute cards. Love the stitching on the first and love the different dimensions on the second with paste and vellum. Very inspiring.

  8. Sweet cards. I like the watercolored grass and washi tape on the first one.

  9. Love both of your
    cards, this hedgehog
    is so cute!
    Carla from Utah

  10. Love this stamp set and your cards. Love the washing tape and grass!!

  11. Both of your cards are adorable. I love the CAS designed you went with. TFS

  12. Great cards, love the sentiment!

  13. What cute cards. I love how you coloured both images, they look awesome!

  14. Adorable hedgies and cute sentiments! Darling cards!


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