The Rabbit Hole Designs July Release – Day 1 – Doggone

Hello and welcome to the release hop.  We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our July release. The whole design team will be sharing projects featuring the Doggone stamp set.  We also have a GIVEAWAY so please be sure to scroll at the end of this blog post to find out how you can WIN.  Don’t forget to visit the participating blogs (links are indicated below) and leave us some crafty love.  The new stamp sets are now available for purchase at the shop.  Here’s what the Doggone stamp set looks like:

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Here’s my first card:

I started by drawing the background using my Micron 0.5 fine-liner on some Neenah 110 lb. solar white card stock.

I colored this background with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers in Citrus Green, Citrus and Jade Green blends.  I made sure to go back and forth until I had the nice blending between the three colors.

I stamped the images from the Doggone stamp set and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since this stamp set didn’t come with coordinating dies, I die-cut the images using my Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine.

I used a die from my stash to die-cut the sentiment “hello” from some black card stock and finished my design by stamping the sentiment on the front panel and adding some red enamel hearts.  I also used my white gel pen to add more texture and interest.  Here’s a closer look at the card:

For my second card, I wanted to create a simple card that you can mass-produce.  I stamped the paw prints using versafine sepia ink on some beige card stock.  I also used a large speech bubble die to die-cut the speech bubble.

I used another die from my stash to add the “Woof” sentiment and finished my design by using my white gel pen to add some texture to the paw prints.

GIVEAWAYS: To celebrate day 1 inspiration, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Doggone to One lucky winner.  Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST on June 27, 2019 on all participating blogs.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog June 28, 2019.

The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog

Amanda Stevens

Martha Lucia Gomez

Lisa Golzbein

Katie Brooks

Shanna Slater

Niccole Kulig

Maria Russell 

Stalked Ya Til You Liked Me!

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  I am back today with a super funny (or creepy?) card, showcasing the Beach Day and Sassy Sentiment stamp sets.

 

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • cut the images using Brother Scan N Cut 2.
  • to create the water, I used a scene building stamp.  I also used a clouds stencil to create the clouds on the background.
  • on another A2 size panel, use a die to cut the window.  Use an embossing folder to emboss this piece.
  • use a palm tree die to die-cut the coconut tree on smooth white card stock.  Color the pieces with Spectrum Noir markers.
  • stamp the sentiment from the Sassy Sentiments stamp set on a piece of black card stock with Versamark ink.  Sprinkle white embossing powder and heat-set using my heating tool.
  • assemble the card.
  • finish the design by adding the enamel dots on the coconut tree.

 

The Sassy Sentiments stamp set is one of my all-time favorites and when I saw the Beach Day stamp set, I knew I needed to create this card design.

Here’s a closer look:

 

I hope you like my card and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

 

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.

 

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Little Huggable Stamp & Little Critters Fri-Dies – June Release by CAS-ual Fridays

Hello, hello my crafty peeps!  I am joining the CAS-ual Fridays Ink Squad to bring you the Little Huggable Stamp Set and Little Critters Fri-Dies. It is the first day of the June release and I am so thrilled to be asked by Michele to guest-design this month. I have missed the ink squad so much and I am happy to announce that starting in July, I am once again part of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps design team.

 

 

For my first project, I started out by stamping my images with Spectrum Noir Finesse Black Ink.  This is an alcohol-friendly ink and perfect to use with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I die-cut the images using the Little Critters Fri-Dies.

 

 

The background was ink-blended with some distress oxide inks for some pop of color.  I also used a small star die from my stash to die-cut three windows on some white card stock.   I used fun foam to add dimension and stability, and adhered the die-cut panel on the ink-blended background.

 

 

I die-cut the word “hello” using the Sweet Friend Fri-Dies on some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I ink-blended this carefully with distress oxide inks and adhered this piece on the card front.  I finished my card design by adhering the critters and adding sparkling clear jewels on the card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second project, I once again ink-blended an A2-size Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I sprayed this with water and dabbed it with some paper towel for some added interest and texture.  I adhered this background on an A2 size card base.

 

I also die-cut two white panels using a border die from my stash and adhered these pieces with fun foam and liquid glue for some added dimension.  I die-cut the palm trees using another die from my stash on some Bristol smooth white card stock and colored it with distress oxide inks.  I adhered the pieces on the card front with foam and liquid adhesives.

 

 

I finished my design by adding the sentiment “Pooches Gracias” stamped with versamark ink and heat-set using my heating tool.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my projects today.   How about some prizes??     Michele is giving away three (3) $20 gift codes.  All you have to do is:

 

  1. share about the new release on your social media (instagram, facebook, etc.)
  2. Leave a comment on the main blog post by clicking this link –> CAS-ual Fridays Stamp
  3. check out more project inspiration at the CAS-ual Fridays Blog.

The new items are now available for purchase at the shop.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  I hope you have an amazing weekend, and happy stamping!

 

Special Friends Card with Crafter’s Companion and Spectrum Noir

It’s the weekend and while my hubby is riding with his motocross friends, I am in my craft room listening to some music and happily working on some design team projects. This is one of the perks of being “empty-nesters” as we get to enjoy our hobbies without the fear of school pick-ups and cooking dinner! Haha!

For today’s project, I am showcasing some Spectrum Noir Triblend markers in Gold Brown and Tan Blends, with some Crafter’s Companion Special Friends stamp and die set.

To begin, I stamped the images on SN Ultra Smooth Premium white card stock with SN Finesse Alcohol-proof Black ink. I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers. I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

Using a backdrop die from my stash, I dry-embossed another piece of white card stock and adhered this on an A2-size white card base. I also die-cut the “special friends” circle using the Crafter’s Companion Special Friends stamp and die set. I also used vellum to die-cut the scallop piece.

I used a Ric-rac die from my stash and die-cut pieces from different colored card stock to create the rainbow. I used my T-square ruler to make sure the pieces are perfectly straight when adhered to the card front.

Note: The “Special Friends” was die-cut twice and adhered together for stability.

I adhered the Special Friends circle die-cut and the vellum scallop on my card with some liquid adhesives. Lastly, I adhered the cat/dog image in the middle of the die-cut circle with some foam adhesive for added dimension. Here’s my card:

I just LOVE the Special Friends stamp and die set and my favorite markers now are the Spectrum Noir TriBlend. They are so easy to blend, especially when using the Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium card stock. Here’s a closer look:

I wanted some pops of color behind the cat and dog without actually overwhelming the design of the card. I think adding the vellum is a good idea to tone the colors down behind the image. What do you think?

That’s it for me today. I hope you like my project and got inspired. Have a great weekend and happy stamping!

You Make Life a Picnic with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty peeps! I hope you are having a great week so far! I am back today with a summer-themed card showcasing the Woodland Picnic stamp set and coordinating dies, just released last week.  The stamp set and dies are now available for purchase at Newton’s Nook Designs .

Here’s my card:

I started with an A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock and used a die from my stash to die-cut the window.  I took the middle negative piece and the Sunscape Stencil to ink-blend the background with distress oxide inks.

 

I stamped the images on some Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

The grass panels were die-cut using the Land Borders die set and some patterned paper.  The clouds were die-cut using some dies from my stash.

To finish my design, I stamped the tiny ants from the Newton’s Picnic stamp set on the grass panel and also stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Here’s a closer look:

I absolutely ADORE the images on this stamp set, I can’t even pick a favorite.  This stamp set is so versatile you can use it for any season.

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.   Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

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You Make Me Jump For Joy and I Love ‘Roo cards with Kat scrappiness

Hello Kat Scrappiness fans!  I have some fun projects for you today showcasing A LOT of products available at the shop.

 

Before I start with the post, I just want you guys to know that there is a 20% site-wide sale going on and you can use the coupon code mentioned below.  Take advantage of this sale and get your favorite products while you can:

 

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Hoppy For you stamp set, along with the Yellow Star Sprinkles, Pink Flower Sprinkles, Wood Grain Frame Die, Stitched Cloud Backdrop die and the Mandala Frame die.

 

I started out by stamping the images on Spectrum Noir Ulta Smooth Premium White card stock using Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol-Proof Black ink.  I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using my Scan N Cut machine.

 

 

I adhered some Pink Flower Sprinkles on the mommy Kangaroo and layered the baby kangaroo inside the mommy’s pouch with liquid and foam adhesive.

 

 

 

 

The A2 size panel was die-cut using the Stitched Cloud Backdrop die and ink blended with Bubblegum, Soft Lilac and Butter Ink using some blending brushes and my Clouds stencil die.  I know you can hardly see the clouds because of the shaker elements but It’s important to me to have all those details in creating my card.  I also die-cut the frame using the Wood Grain Frame Die.

 

 

I adhered some acetate sheet and foam adhesive on the Wood Gran Frame Die and added the Yellow Star Sprinkles with Fairy Dust confetti mix for my shaker element.

 

 

I die-cut some black card stock using the Stitched Flag die and stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled white embossing powder and heat-set this with my heating tool.  I finished my design by adhering the kangaroo on the front panel.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I always LOVE making shaker cards and with the new sprinkles and sequin mixes available at the shop, it’s hard not to make them all the time.  They are super fun to make!  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my next card, I also used the Mandala Frame die and created a very simple, white-on white card.  The “wreath” was die-cut using a die from Hero Arts that I bought from Kat Scrappiness years ago.  I layered the flowers I colored earlier with liquid and foam adhesive.

 

 

To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to add some interest and texture on the flowers.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you got inspired today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 4 – Woodland Picnic

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I am always a bit bummed when it’s the last day of the month’s reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first three days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [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 our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Woodland Picnic stamp set and coordinating dies.

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

 

The card front was ink blended with some distress oxide ink.  I adhered this piece on an A2 size, side-folding card base.

 

I stamped the critters on some Neenah solar white card stock and used the coordinating die to cut them out.  I also used some dies from my stash to cut the little bridge, the sun and the grass panels.  I adhered these pieces on the card front with some liquid and foam adhesives.

 

I finished my design by stamping the little ants and added black dots using my black gel pen for some added texture and interest.  I also added the 6 mm Pink Heart Droplets in the middle of the sun.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

That’s it for this week.  I hope you like my projects for the June release.

Would you like to win the “Woodland Picnic” 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 3 – Newton Hangs Out & Newton’s Picnic

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It is the third day of the June reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out Monday and Tuesday’s reveals.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [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 our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Newton Hangs Out stamp set and coordinating dies and the Newton’s Picnic stamp set and coordinating dies.

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Here’s my first card:

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I started with an A2 size watercolor patterned paper and used the small cloud image from the Newton Hangs Out stamp set and stamped it all over the paper.  I adhered this piece onto an A2 size side-fold card base.

I stamped the image on some Neenah solar white card stock and used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I also used some dies from my stash to cut the scalloped border and the sun.  I adhered these pieces on the card front with some liquid and foam adhesives.

To finish my design, I added the heart sequin in the middle of the sun and used one of my favorite sentiments from the Cat-itude stamp set (revealed on Monday).  Here’s a closer look:

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I created a fun shaker card for my next project, using the Newton’s Picnic stamp set.  To begin, I stamped the image on Neenah solar white and colored him in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I die-cut the image using the coordinating die.

The front panel was ink blended with distress oxide ink and I used the clouds border die to create my own stencil.  I adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.

The white border frame was die-cut using a die from my stash.  I add

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Here’s a closer look:

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Would you like to win the “Newton Hangs Out” or the “Newton’s Picnic” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 2 – Say Woof Stamp Set & Woof Stencil

It is the second day of the June reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [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 our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Say Woof stamp set and the Woof Stencil:

Here’s my card:

I started with an A2-size Bristol smooth panel and ink blended this using my blending tools and distress oxide inks.  I sprayed the panel with some water and dabbed it with some paper towel to get the distress look.  I used the speech bubble die to die-cut the panel and stamped this piece with some Versamark ink and sprinkled white embossing powder, then heat-set with my heating tool.  To add more texture and interest, I used the Woof stencil and Moonstone glimmer paste.

The film strip was die-cut 3 times and I adhered them together to add some dimension.  I stamped and colored the dogs from the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To assemble the card, I adhered the front panel to a side-fold card base, then added the film strip with some liquid adhesive.  The dogs were adhered using foam adhesive.  Lastly, I added the speech bubble with some foam tape to make it stand out.

Here’s a closer look:

I made another card using the Say Woof stamp set and the Woof stencil.  Here’s what it looks like:

Don’t you just love the sentiment on this card?!  I know all dog-lovers will agree that “dog hair” is our glitter, haha!  This stamp set is another must-have!

Would you like to win the “Say Woof” 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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