NND August Release Day 1 – Sips & Stories, Mugs & Houndstooth Stencils


It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  


For the first day of the reveals we are starting with the Sips & Stories stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Mugs and Houndstooth Stencils.




To make my cards, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored my images in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.


On another piece of Neenah solar white, I temporarily adhered the Mugs stencil with some purple tape.  I used my palette knife to take some texture paste out of the jar. I put a few drops of carved pumpkin distress oxide inks to add a little bit of color, and applied it all over the stencil using my Stencil Pal.  I set this aside to dry for about half an hour.



I die-cut the two tags with the Fancy Edges Tag die set.  I added some color to the white tag with some distress oxide ink and used the Starfield Stencil for more texture to the background.   I foam-mounted my colored image to the tags and adhered them on the card.



To finish my design I added the white bow from the Pines & Holly die set.  Here’s another look:



Since I colored a lot of images, I decided to make another card.  I cut a slimline panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock measuring 3 1/2 by 8 1/2 using the Slimline Frames & portholes die set.  I used some painter’s tape to mask the sides and inked up this panel with some distress oxide inks.  I sprayed some water for added texture and picked up the excess with some paper towel.



The black frame was die-cut using the Slimline Frames & Windows die set and foam mounted to the colored panel for added dimension.  I adhered the colored images with my tape runner.



The die-cut the banner using one of the dies in the Slimline Frames & Windows die set and stamped my sentiment using Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder to this and heat-set with my Wagner Heating tool.  I adhered this piece on the card with my tape runner.


To finish my design, I added the black bow from the Baby Bib die set with some gray enamel dot for added texture.



Would you like to win the “Sips & Stories” Stamp Set? This stamp 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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox