Take Life One Sip at a Time

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  Maria here with you and it’s my day to take over the TRHD blog.   For today’s project, I am showcasing the Caffeinated Rabbit and the Perfectly Blended stamp set.

I have a cute and simple card for you today with one of my favorite caffeinated creature.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the rabbit image on smooth white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • die-cut the image with an electronic die-cutting machine or fussy cut with scissors.  I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2.
  • cut an A2 size piece of smooth white card stock and use the solar burst stencil and a blending brush with Tattered Rose distress oxide ink and antique linen to add color to the background.
  • use the “hello” die to die-cut the word from the background.
  • adhere some fun foam to the back of the card stock and adhere this piece onto a chocolate brown card base.
  • line up the negative pieces of the die-cut and adhere using liquid glue.
  • adhere the bunny on top of the “hello” using liquid glue.
  • finish the design by adding the sentiment from the Perfectly Blended stamp set.

Here’s a closer look:

Another simple card but I really love how it turned out.  If you are looking for further details about my project including supplies used, I would be so grateful if you can stop by my blog today at:

I hope you like my card and got inspired.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

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


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You Can Never Have Too Much Happy with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  Did you manage to check out last week’s May 2019 release?  Which one is your favorite?  Mine is the Walking Woofs stamp set and coordinating dies.   For my project below, I also used the Sunscape Stencil.

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Walking Woofs stamp set & coordinating dies

I was planning on filming a YouTube video when I made this card but I am a little under while I’m writing this post.

For my card below, I started with an A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock and used the Sunscape Stencil and my distress oxide inks to ink up my background.  I also stamped and colored my image in with alcohol markers.  I die-cut the image using the coordinating die.

I used the Wood Grain Frame die to die-cut the colored background.  and adhered the middle piece first on my card base.  I inked up another piece of scrap card stock with Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink and used the “happy” die from the Walking Woofs die set to die-cut part of the sentiment.

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I assembled the card by adhering the frame, with some foam tape and also adhered the image.  I masked the word “happy” on the sentiment and stamped it onto my foreground.  I adhered the die-cut sentiment on the card.

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I used my white gel pen to add highlights to the hat and the flowers on her skirt.  To finish the design, I added some sparkling clear jewels.  Here’s a closer look:

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

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Coffee Monster Card with Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers

Hello my crafty peeps!  I am sharing yet another one-layer card with you today showcasing my new favorite alcohol markers, the Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  TriBlend marker has a unique 3-in-1 design. It makes it easier to carry around while you’re on the go!  It houses three ink chambers, each delivering separate color through a fine bullet nib.  Inside every TriBlend marker there’s a perfect gradation of three colors, numbered from light to dark, resulting in smooth, controllable blend.

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How I made the card:

  • stamp the image on smooth white card stock.

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  • color the images in with the TriBlend Markers.  I used the Ice Blue, Coral, Orange, Light Yellow and Ice Grey Blends.

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  • use green ink to stamp and color the grass.  use the blending brush to add more colors to the grass.
  • use the clouds stencil, blending brush and some light blue ink to add some “clouds”.   Since the color of the monster is already blue, I didn’t really have to mask the image.  However, I carefully tilted the clouds stencil to avoid smudging the image.

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  • Once the coloring is done, I added this colored piece to an A2 size card base.
  • To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using some black ink.  I also used my white gel pen to add a little shine to the coffee cup.

Here’s a closer look:

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I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing and wonderful day!  Happy coloring!

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 4 – Walking Woofs

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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 Walking Woofs stamp set and coordinating dies.

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Walking Woofs stamp set & coordinating dies

I am so IN-LOVE with this stamp set.  I am a dog/pet lover and when I saw this set, my heart just melted!   If hubby and I only have about about 5 acres of land, we will definitely own a dozen of dogs, 4 cats, a couple of chickens, a pigmy Llama, some guinea pigs and a Cockatoo.  Haha!   You can never have too much happy, indeed!

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How I made the card:

  • stamp the images on Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.  I used my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
  • use my “handmade stencil” die-cut from the Sky Borders die to add the sky with some make-up brushes and light blue ink.

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  • use another stencil from my stash to add the grass with some Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink.
  • stamp the sentiment on the card with some black ink.
  • color some card stock using the Spectrum Noir Orange Blend TriBlend markers and die-cut the word Happy from the die-set.
  • adhere this piece on the card with some liquid glue.
  • finish the design by adding some red hearts.

Here’s a closer look:

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I don’t usually make one-layer cards but this image is so BEAUTIFUL I didn’t think it needed anything more!

Would you like to win the “Walking Woofs” 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, May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.

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 May Release – Day 3 – Newton Cleans Up

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It is the third day of the May 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 Cleans Up stamp set and coordinating dies.  For my card today, I also used the Christmas Cuddles stamp set and the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set.

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Newton Cleans Up Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to create a colorful background and layer the cascading stars with some Moonstone Glimmer paste.

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How I made it:

  • stamp the images on Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.  Die-cut the images using the coordinating die.
  • stamp (and color) the presents images from the Newton Christmas Cuddles stamp set and the balloons from the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set and die-cut them using the coordinating dies.
  • on a piece of some A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock, use some distress oxide inks and mini ink blending tools to color the background.  cut about 1/4 inch off this piece.

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  • use the distress sprayer to spritz some water on the colored background and pick it up with some dry paper towel.
  • use the cascading stars stencil and some Moonstone glimmer paste to add some glittery stars on the background.  Set this aside to dry for about half an hour.
  • die-cut a piece of some black card stock and use the smallest die from the Framework die set.
  • stamp and sentiment with versamark-ink, sprinkle it with some white embossing powder and heat-set using the heating tool.
  • adhere the colored background on an A2 size card base.  Adhere strips of black and white patterned paper on the side with some black strip of card stock.
  • adhere the rest of the images on the card with some liquid glue and foam adhesive.
  • finish the design by adding glossy accents to the balloons and white dots using some white gel pen.

Here’s a closer look:

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I absolutely love the colorful background and the stamp set is so cute, it can be used for any occasion!

Would you like to win the “Newton Cleans Up” 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, May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.

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 May Release – Day 2 – Dainty Daisies

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It is the second day of the May 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 Dainty Daises stamp set and coordinating dies.

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Here’s my card:

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How I made it:

  • stamp the images on Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
  • die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • on a piece of Neenah solar white card stock, use the Tree Rings stencil and some distress oxide inks to ink up the background.
  • without removing the stencil, use some Moonstone Glimmer paste to add some glitter and dimension to the background.  Set it aside to dry for at least 30 minutes.
  • adhere the Dainty Daisies images on the card with some liquid adhesive and foam adhesive.
  • stamp the sentiment on the card.
  • finish the design by adding sparkling clear jewels.

Here’s a closer look:

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I love the simplicity of this card design.  I think this stamp set is a must-have for sure because you can use this set for any occasion.

Would you like to win the “Dainty Daisies” 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, May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.

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 May Release – Day 1 – Newton’s Movie Night, Cascading Stars and Popcorn Stencils

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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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Newton’s Movie Night and Coordinating Dies
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Cascading Stars and Popcorn Stencils

Here is my card:

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Here’s how I made it:

  • stamp the images on smooth white card stock, color and and die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.  I used the dies to die-cut the 3D glasses and the popcorn but I fussy-cut the main image.
  • Ink up an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I used Victorian Velvet distress oxide ink.
  • I smooshed my Aged Mahogany distress oxide ink onto an acrylic block and used my distress sprayer to add water.  I then used my watercolor brush to splatter some color onto my inked up background.
  • I used the popcorn stencil and moonstone glimmer paste to add some glitter and shine on my background, using a palette knife.

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  • I used another die from my stash to die-cut the “wooden floors”.  I also used this die to die-cut the colored background.  I adhered both panels to my A2-size card base.

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  • I die-cut some diagonal frames in white and pink card stock and adhered them together, and stamped my sentiment.
  • I adhered all of the pieces onto the card.
  • I finished my design by adding some glossy accents to the 3D glasses.

 

Here’s a closer look:

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Movie Night” 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, May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.

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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Happy Mother’s Day with the Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  It’s Mother’s Day and I hope everyone’s celebrating this day with their loved ones.  For today’s card, I am showcasing the We Are Family stamp set:

 

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on some Neenah classic crest solar white card stock and color it in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • I used a small stamp set from my stash to create the grassy hill, inking it up using my make-up brushes and some Lawn Fawn Celery ink.
  • I also stamped the clouds with Memento Desert Sand ink and colored them with alcohol markers.
  • I used a small “Mom” die to die-cut the background.  I also die-cut a few more and layered them together to make the word “Mom” stand out on the card.

 

 

 

Here’s a closer look:

 

I have been really loving  some clean and simple designs lately.  I hope you like my card today.  Happy crafting!

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


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Have a Grande Day with Miss Ink Stamps

It’s week 5 guest-designing for Miss Ink Stamps and for today’s card, I am showcasing the Java Joes stamp set and my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  Here’s what the stamp set look like:

 

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I started by stamping my images on some Neenah classic crest 110 lb. solar white card stock  with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink (this is an alcohol-friendly ink).  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers.   I used my make-up brushes with my Clouds stencil to add the clouds on the background.  I masked the bottom and used my make-up brushes again to add the color to make it look like grass.   I added the “pebble stones” by drawing them using the Brown Grey Blend Triblend Markers.

 

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Here’s a closer look at my card:

 

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I hope you like my card today!  Next Saturday will be my last post for Miss Ink Stamps.  Have a great day and happy crafting!