A Sweet Spring Hello with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Newton’s Nook Designs fans!  I am back today to share with you a fun spring card, showcasing one of my favorite stamp set from the February release called Woodland Spring.

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WOODLAND SPRING STAMP SET AND DIES

Here’s how I made my card:

  • stamp images on some smooth white card stock
  • color images with any coloring medium of your choice.  I used Copic markers for mine because I love the vibrant colors.
  • die-cut the colored images with the coordinating dies.
  • use the handmade stencil made from the sky borders die set to create the background, using Antique Linen and Worn Lipstick distress oxide inks.
  • die-cut the small polaroids.
  • adhere the polaroids on the inked background with foam adhesive
  • add the critters (and flowers) inside each polaroid and adhere using liquid adhesive.
  • stamp the sentiment to finish the design.

Here’s my card:

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This card is really simple, but I love how it turned out.  The pastel-colored sky is so subtle yet it created this dreamy look for my critters to stand out.  Here’s a little close-up:

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I hope you like my card today.  Please visit Newton’s Nook Designs to purchase the stamp set and dies that I used today.  I have also listed and linked it below.  Have a nice day and happy crafting!

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A Galentine’s Day Card with Cas-ual Fridays

Hello my crafty friends!  I know by the time my post goes live, Valentine’s Day would have already passed.  However, I’ve made this card for a girlfriend who needs a little cheering.  For my card today, I am showcasing the Supercalifragistic stamp set with the Garden Fri-Dies.

Heres how I made the card:

  • Ink up a Bristol smooth white card stock using Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick distress oxide inks.

  • Spray water all over the inked up background with the distress sprayer. Use paper towel to dab it dry.
  • Use hearts stencil to add more texture to the background with the same distress oxide inks for a seamless look.
  • Stamp the sentiment using the Supercalifragilistic stamp set. (I LOVE THIS STAMP SET!)

  • Die cut the window using a die from my (or you can use sticker if you don’t have this die) and add the “ice cubes” and sequin mixes in the pouch.
  • Adhere the other die-cut elements to the colored background.
  • To finish the design, die cut the “LIME” on green card stock using the Garden Fri-Dies and adhered on top of the margarita glass using liquid glue.

I think adding the “lime” on the margarita glass using the Garden Fri-Dies just added a cute touch to the whole card design.   Here’s a closer look:

I don’t know about you but looking at this card makes me want to go out with my girlfriends and guzzle down some margaritas on the rocks, don’t you?  The Supercalifragilistic stamp set is a must-have for any stamper!  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my card today.  Please don’t forget to use the coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order at the shop.  Have an amazing day!

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 4 – Spring Pile Up & Puppy Pals

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I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the February 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 the last day of the reveals, the design team is showcasing TWO mini stamp sets with its coordinating dies:

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SPRING PILE UP STAMP SET & DIES
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PUPPY PALS STAMP SET & DIES

Here’s how I made my first card:

  • stamp and color the images with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice)
  • die-cut the image using the coordinating dies.
  • use inkadinkado masking paper to mask off part of the card stock.
  • use the handmade clouds stencil made from the clouds border die and ink up the background.
  • stamp the sentiment on the colored background and adhere the image on on top.
  • cut the colored card stock and adhere on the card base.  Also adhere a rainbow patterned paper at the bottom of the card base. Finish this piece with some black strip card stock.

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I felt that the left side of the card was missing something so I added the pastel stars from Kat Scrappiness to adorn the card.  I think it turned out great.  Here’s a closer look:

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This card is really clean and simple but I like it a lot.  Here’s another look:

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Here’s how I made my second project:

  • stamp and color the image on some smooth white card stock. die-cut the image using the coordinating die.
  • use the paw prints and ribbon images from the Terrific Terriers stamp set and stamp them using versamark ink on bristol smooth card stock.
  • sprinkle white embossing powder and heat-set with the heating tool.
  • ink up this bristol smooth card stock with distress oxide inks.
  • wipe the embossed images with paper towel to make them white again.
  • die-cut the rest of the card stock to assemble the card.

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This image is sooooo cute!  I also LOVE that the coordinating die, die-cuts the middle space between the two dogs!  It’s a definite must-have for sure.  You can use this stamp set for any occasion and the possibilities are endless.  Here’s a closer look of the puppies:

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Aren’t they adorable?  I also love the rainbow colored background and it really made them stand out.

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That is all for this week!  I hope you guys LOVE the projects that we’ve made for you using the new stamps, dies and stencils.

Would you like to win the “Spring Pile Up” or the “Puppy Pals” Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th.

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

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 3 – Newton’s Peeps

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It is the third day of the February reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the last two 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 the third day, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Peeps stamp set and coordinating dies.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

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NEWTON’S PEEPS STAMP SET & DIES

 

Here’s how I made my box card:

  • stamp and color the images using the Newton’s Peeps stamp set.
  • use the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.
  • use the grassy hills die from the land border die set and die-cut the grass using green patterned papers.
  • die-cut the box die with card stock and patterned paper.
  • die-cut the rest of the elements to create the scene.
  • die-cut the “Happy Easter” from some black card stock. The happy easter die is from the Spring Pile Up die set and we are showcasing them tomorrow.
  • assemble the card.

 

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I love this scene with Newton and his peeps and I think the colors are so cheerful.  This card will be displayed in my studio, for sure.  Here’s a closer look:

 

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I adhered the sun with some acetate sheet.  The white flowers are from the Woodland Spring stamp set that we showcased yesterday.

 

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Peeps” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

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 February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th.

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

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 2 – Woodland Spring

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It is the second day of the February 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 Woodland Spring stamp set and coordinating dies as well as the Bokeh Stencil set.  I also used the Land Border and Forest Scene Builder Dies. Here’s what it looks like:

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WOODLAND SPRING STAMP SET AND DIES
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BOKEH STENCIL SET

Here’s how I made my card:

  • stamp the image on some smooth white card stock and color them in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • Die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • use the bokeh stencil set and ink up the background using mini ink blending tools and distress oxide inks.
  • use a stitched tag corner rectangle die to die-cut the middle piece.  Die-cut another white card stock for the center piece, and ink it up using the handmade clouds stencil.
  • die-cut a frame using the stitched tag corner rectangle frames die.
  • use the forest scene builder dies to die-cut the trees.
  • use the land border die to die-cut the hills.
  • assemble the card.

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The Bokeh stencil set makes a perfect background to this sweet image.  The stencil is definitely a must-have.  The images on the Woodland Spring stamp set are too cute as well.  I also added some sparkling clear jewels to finish the design.  Here’s a closer look:

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Who is ready for spring?  I know some of you are still covered in snow and are waiting for warmer weather.  I can’t even imagine what you guys are going through.

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Would you like to win the “Woodland Spring” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

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 February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th.

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

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 1 – Loads of Blooms and Flower Trio Die

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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 a stamp set for each reveal 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 showcasing the following products:

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LOADS OF BLOOMS STAMP SET & COORDINATING DIES
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FLOWER TRIO DIE SET
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BOLD BLOOMS STENCIL
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BOKEH STENCIL SET

For my first project, here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on smooth white card stock.  The butterflies I added for my scene are from the Newton’s Birdbath stamp set.
  • color the image using Copic markers or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • die-cut the image with the coordinating dies.
  • die-cut the birch trees using the Forest Scene Builder dies and the grassy hill with the land border die.
  • die-cut the rest of the elements needed to create the scene.
  • ink up the background on Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks using the Sunscape stencil.  Spray the background with water and dab it dry with a paper towel.
  • assemble the card on an A2 size white card base.
  • Finish the design by stamping the sentiment and add a pink heart.

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I just love this image so much!  It reminds me of those times back when I was a child and my sisters and I were riding our bicycles, gathering flowers around the area.  Those were simple times that I will always cherish forever.  Here’s a closer look:

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I would never trade in those times where my friends and I just enjoyed being kids, riding our bikes, playing games and not wanting to come home when it’s starting to get dark because of dinner.  I am certainly thankful we didn’t have smart phones and computer games back then.

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For my second project, I used the Flower Trio die, Bokeh Stencil set and the Bold Blooms stencil.  Here’s how I made the card:

  • Ink up some Bristol smooth white card stock using different pastel distress oxide inks with the Bokeh stencil set.
  • Die-cut the flowers using the Flower Trio Die.

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  • Use a stamping mat and bone folder to shape the flowers and give it a little dimension.  If you have a round stylus, it’s better.

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  • Ink up some Bristol smooth white card stock using distress oxide inks and the bold blooms stencil.  Spray water and dab it dry with some paper towel. Use clear sequins as shaker element.

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  • die-cut the diagonal die coverplate and adhere acetate sheet.  Add foam adhesive to create the shaker well and adhere on top of the background.

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  • adhere the flowers and leaves on the card and finish the design by adding the script sentiment die.

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Since I used clear sequins as my shaker element, the die-cut flowers really stood out on this card design.  I also added the Crystal clear jewels in the middle of the flowers.  Here’s a closer look:

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I really LOVE how this card turned out.  The Flower Trio die set is a must-have for sure. You can even decorate your Spring wreath using this die.  The possibilities are endless!  Here’s another look:

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Would you like to win the “Loads of Blooms” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

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 February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th.

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

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Magical AF with The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello there, The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  I guess I am on a roll because I just finished this cute shaker card to share with you today by The Rabbit Hole Designs.

For my project, I am showcasing the Caffeinated Unicorn 3×4 stamp set.

 

Here’s how I made the card:

  • Stamp the image on smooth white card stock and color the image in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • Die-cut the image with an electronic die-cutting machine or fussy cut with scissors.
  • Stamp the unicorn image again on patterned paper and fussy-cut the robe to paper-piece on the image.
  • On an A2 size of Bristol smooth white card stock, ink up the background using the mini ink blending tool and spun sugar distress oxide with the sunburst stencil by Tim Holtz.
  • Use a die to die-cut the frame and the window.
  • Cut an acetate sheet and run it through your die-cutting machine with a snow embossing folder. Adhere this acetate sheet on your frame.
  • Add foam adhesive to create the well.
  • Add confetti or sequins as the shaker element.
  • Adhere this piece on the colored background for a seamless look.
  • Die-cut the clouds twice using a clouds die.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the clouds with gray ink.
  • Adhere the Unicorn on the card.
  • Add stardust stickles on the unicorn’s hair to finish the design.

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This stamp set also makes me giggle because the unicorn’s hair is so frizzy, it reminds me of my big frizzy hair during summertime in Florida.  I swear my hair gets so big, it’s the size of Texas!  Thank God for flat irons and anti-frizz magical potions because without them, I would look like a cave woman!  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

Fussy-cutting the patterned paper to paper-piece the robe made it look more realistic and added some nice touch to the overall card design.  Can you also just admire the glitter on the unicorn’s hair?  She is so stylish and is indeed magical AF!  Haha!  Here’s another look:

 

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

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

 

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Sweet Treats Blog Hop with Newton’s Nook

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It is that time of the year where the design team is hopping along to share some great sweet treat projects for our loved ones, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Make sure you scroll down at the end of the blog post to see the whole list and hop along and leave a comment for a chance to win!  We are giving away TWO prizes!

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Love and chocolate stamp set and my all-time favorite die set – The Fancy edges Tag dies.

 

Here’s the HOW-to:

  • Die-cut the patterned paper using the Mini Treat Bag thinlits dies.
  • Assemble the treat bag using tape runner, liquid glue or scor-tape.

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  • Stamp the image on Neenah solar white card stock with Copic-friendly ink.
  • Color images with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice)
  • Die-cut the image using the coordinating dies.

To create the tag:

  • Die cut the tag twice using the Fancy Edges Tag Die set on patterned paper.
  • Use the fishtail border die included in the set to create the fishtail banner.
  • Use the scallop border die also included in the set to cut the edge on the other patterned paper.
  • Adhere the scallop edge die-cut on top of the tag.

 

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  • Stamp the sentiment from the Love and Chocolate stamp set with Versamark ink. Make sure you leave enough space for the image to be adhered after heat-embossing.

 

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  • Sprinkle white embossing powder onto the stamped sentiment and heat-set with heating tool.
  • Adhere the image on the tag.
  • Add some white heart sprinkles to the tag.
  • Use a cute binder clip to attach the tag to the treat bag.
  • Add a bow using baker’s twine.
  • Add your little treats inside the bag.

 

Here is my finished project:

 

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I love that the treat bag is big enough to fit a few candy bars inside.  This treat bag will be inside my husband’s lunch box on Valentine’s day.  Here’s a closer look:

 

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To be honest, I can’t even pick a favorite Newton set because each and every Newton-themed stamp set is unique in its own way.  This Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set is not only perfect for Valentine’s Day but you can also just use it for any occasion. Here’s another look:

 

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I hope you like my project today.  Would you like to win a $20 store credit to the Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?

We are giving them out to TWO 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 Monday, February 4th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, February 5th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caffeinated Cat with The Rabbit Hole Designs

Good morning my crafty peeps!  I am so excited to share with you today’s post.  I am so pleased and honored to announce that I have joined the The Rabbit Hole Designs design team. Yay!  Here’s the photo of the announcement the other day!

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The Rabbit Hole Designs is a new stamp company.  They have recently launched a couple of stamp sets and I ordered a few of them because I fell in love with the design.  For my card below, I am showcasing the Caffeinated Cat 3×4 stamp set.   When I saw this stamp, I knew I just had to have it.  Honestly, what is not to love?  I adore cats, I love coffee and I love being a mom!  Okay to be honest I used to feel like this cat when my kids were little, haha! and I had a full-time job too!  I don’t even know how I survived those days; I guess I had lots and lots of coffee!

Here’s how I made the card

  • Stamp the image on Neenah solar white card stock (or any card stock you have in  stock) with alcohol friendly ink.
  • Color the image with alcohol markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • Either fussy-cut or die-cut the image using an electronic die-cutting machine. For mine, I used my Scan N Cut 2.
  • Die-cut a piece of Neenah solar white card stock using the wood/floors dies and ink it up with gathered twigs distress oxide ink to make it look like wooden panels.
  • Cut another piece of white card stock and use embossing folder to create the “wallpaper”.
  • Adhere the floor, the moulding and the “wallpaper” on an A2 size card base.  Cut the excess.
  • Die-cut the little decorative frame and little bows on some colored card stock and stamp the sentiment and image on both. Adhere the frames with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the Caffeinated Cat image (ahem, star of the show!) in the middle of the card with foam adhesive to give it dimension.
  • Add the heart embellishment on the coffee cup.
  • Add Sparkling clear jewels and bow on the decorative frame to finish the design.

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Everything about this cat just makes me giggle!   The tired look on her face, the bunny slippers and the robe!   I think we can all relate.  Here’s a closer look:

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That cat wallpaper just added more cuteness to the whole design, don’t you agree?  The mom cat looked tired but her house is spotless!

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What do you think of my card?  Does it make you want to have a cup of coffee?  I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Note: if you are looking to purchase the Cat Embossing folder, they will be available at Kat Scrappiness next week (she is restocking them).

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

The Rabbit Hole Designs

The Rabbit Hole Designs Instagram

The Rabbit Hole Designs Facebook Page

The Rabbit Hole Designs Pinterest

The Rabbit Hole Designs YouTube

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope I have given you some inspiration to create something beautiful.  Have a wonderful day, and happy crafting!

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