I’m a T-Wreck Without My Caffeine

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  Maria here on the blog with you.  April is almost here and do you know what is happening tomorrow down at the rabbit hole?  Tomorrow is the start of our April release and you will be seeing some AWESOME stamp sets and projects made by the entire design team.  Oh yeah, be prepared to ooohhh and aaaahhhh!  You definitely need to stay tuned!

For my project today, I am showcasing the adorable Caffeinated Dino 3×4 stamp set.   Here’s what it looks like:

Here’s my card:

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CARD RECIPE:

  • Stamp the images on smooth white card stock and color the images 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.  I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2.
  • Cut an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and use the geometric stencil to ink up the background.  I used Worn Lipstick and Antique Linen distress oxide inks.
  • Use the distress sprayer to spritz some water on the colored background and dab it dry with some paper towel.
  • Adhere the colored background on an A2 size side-fold card base.
  • Adhere the images on the card with either Nuvo liquid adhesive and foam adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink.

Here’s a closer look:

I finished my design by using my Sakura white gel pen to add some dot details to my Dino and the coffee cup.  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my coffee-themed project today.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

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

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All You Need is a Little Vitamin Sea

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  Before I start with my post, I just want to let you all know that TRHD is having a St. Patrick’s day special (see details below).   Take advantage and order your favorites now!

For my project today, I am showcasing the beautiful Sofishticated 6×8 stamp set.   Here’s what it looks like:

 

Here’s my card:

 

HERE’S HOW I MADE IT:

  • Stamp the images on smooth white card stock and color the images 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.  I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2.
  • Use some 110 lb card stock to die-cut using the Coral Collage die and the Under the Sea Collage die.
  • Color with copic markers.

  • Use the Under the Sea Collage die again to die-cut fun foam.  Adhere this piece on top of the “colored” Coral Collage to give them dimension.
  • Adhere the colored images on the foreground.
  • Use Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink to stamp the sentiment “All you need is a little vitamin sea” with your MISTI stamping tool.

Here’s a closer look:

I finished my design by adding some sparkling clear jewels to make them look like bubbles.  Here’s another look:

I hope you like my sea-themed card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places. Have an amazing day and happy crafting!  

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 3 – Newton’s Block Party & Frames Squared Die Set

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It is the third day of the March 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 Block Party stamp set and the Frames Squared Die set that we revealed yesterday.

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NEWTON’S BLOCK PARTY
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FRAMES SQUARE DIE SET

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Here’s how I made my card:

  • die-cut the scallop frame from the Frames Squared die set with some Neenah solar white card stock.
  • color the images using Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • adhere this colored image onto a purple patterned paper. Cut the excess.
  • cut an A2 size card base and cover with patterned paper.
  • i used a die from my stash to add the wonky stitch details on both sides.
  • adhere the colored image on the card base.

Here’s a closer look:

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To finish my card design, I added some Stardust stickles to the cupcake and white dots using my Sakura gel pen!  Here’s another look:

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Block Party” 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 2 – Floral Fringe and Frames Squared Die Set

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It is the second day of the March 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 Floral Fringe stamp set and the Frames Squared die set.  Here’s what they look like:

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FLORAL FRINGE STAMP SET
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FRAMES SQUARED DIE SET

Here’s how I made my card:

  • die-cut the square scallop from some Neenah solar white card stock using the Frames Squared die set.
  • stamp the floral fringe image on this piece and color with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • use the banners die (4th piece from the die set) to die-cut the middle piece of the colored background to create the “ghost” die-cut.
  • cut the leaves on white card stock using the Flower Trio die set and adhere this on the colored background.
  • adhere the “ghost” die-cut on top of the leaves, making sure you are aligning all the images together to create a seamless look.
  • Cut a square card base using the biggest die from the Frames Squared die set and assemble the card.

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To finish my design, I added some sparkling clear jewels from Kat Scrappiness.  Here’s a closer look:

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I love that the Floral Fringe stamp set is so unique and the sentiments that Jen included in the set can be used for any occasion!  I also LOVE that the Frames Squared die set have different shapes and can certainly be used in different paper crafting projects.  Here’s another look at the card:

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Would you like to win the “Floral Fringe 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 1 – Newton’s Birthday Trio and Paw-some Birthday

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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 BIRTHDAY TRIO
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PAW-SOME BIRTHDAY
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BALLOONS STENCIL

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

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To finish my design, I put glossy accents on the birthday balloon and added a heart enamel on the cat with Nuvo liquid adhesive.  Here’s a closer look:

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I really LOVE the Newton’s Birthday Trio die!  It cuts all the inside pieces between the cats and the speech bubbles.  Here’s another look:

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For my second project, I used the Paw-some birthday stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Essential Alphabet die-set.

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Here’s how I made this card:

  • stamp and color the image from the Paw-some Birthday stamp set with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • die-cut the image using the Paw-some Birthday die.
  • die-cut the “BIRTHDAY” letters using the Essential Alphabet die set.
  • cut some strips from patterned paper.
  • assemble the card.

Here’s a closer look:

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I LOVE that Newton’s Nook Designs make their dies to cut the spaces between the images.  This one cuts out the spaces between the dog and the presents.  I also LOVE that the dies are pretty inexpensive.  I think this is another must-have!

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birthday Trio” or the “Paw-some Birthday” 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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The Rabbit Hole Designs – March Product Release

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Hello and welcome to the release hop. We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our March release. The whole design team and one guest Designer will be sharing projects featuring the four new stamp sets that are available to purchase right now in the shop.  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.
FREE SHIPPING
on orders of $25 or more before taxes and shipping
(applies to US orders only)
No code necessary, exclusions apply
The stamps that are making their debut today are:
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CAFFEINATED BEE
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CAFFEINATED FLAMINGO
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CAFFEINATED CRAB

Here’s my first card:

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How I made the card:

  • stamp the images on smooth white card stock and color the images using copic markers or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • fussy cut the image or use scan n cut machine.
  • ink up some Bristol smooth white card stock using a clouds stencil and grass stencil.
  • die-cut the frame using the scallop frame die.
  • adhere the images on the background and adhere this piece on an A2 size card base.
  • stamp the sentiment using versafine onyx black ink.
  • add some white dots on the carrot some white gel pen and adhere a pink heart.

Here’s a closer look:

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For my second project, I used the Caffeinated Bee:

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How I made this card:

  • stamp the bee image on smooth white card stock and color him in with copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • fussy-cut the image or use scan n cut 2.
  • Cut an A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock.  Ink this up using some distress oxide inks, mini ink blending tool and a hexagon stencil.
  • smoosh aged mahogany distress oxide ink on an acrylic block and add some water.
  • use watercolor brush and flick it onto the background to add some some tiny speckles.  dab it dry with some paper towel.
  • adhere this colored background on an A2 size card base.
  • stamp the sentiment using versafine onyx black ink.
  • die cut the birch tree branch and leaves using some dies. adhered these pieces on the colored background with some foam tape and liquid adhesive.
  • adhere the bee on the card.
  • finish the design by adding some Stardust stickles on the wings and sparkling clear jewels all over the card.

Here’s a closer look:

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For my third project, I used the Caffeinated Flamingo:

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How I made this card:

  • stamp the image on smooth white card stock and color it in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • fussy-cut the image or use scan n cut machine.
  • cut an A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock and ink up up the background with mini ink blending tools using distress oxide inks.  I used fossilized amber, worn lipstick, seedless preserves and peacock feathers.
  • adhere this colored background on an A2 size card base.
  • die-cut two scallop frames using the fancy scalloped border die (see supply list below).  adhere these pieces on the card with some foam tape.
  • die-cut the coconut trees using the dies and adhere these pieces on the card base with some foam and liquid adhesive.
  • adhere the flamingo on the middle of the card.
  • stamp the sentiment using versafine onyx black ink.
  • finish the design by adding some green enamel dots on the coconut trees and add white dot details using some gel pen.

Here’s a closer look:

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For my last project, I used the Caffeinated Crab:

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How I made this card:

  • stamp the image on smooth white card stock and color it in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • fussy-cut the image or use scan n cut machine.
  • cut an A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock and ink up up the background with mini ink blending tools using distress oxide inks.  I used salty ocean, peacock feathers and seedless preserve.
  • adhere this colored background on an A2 size card base.
  • die-cut some white card stock using the “under the sea” collage die.  color the seaweeds and fishes with copic markers.  use the same collage die to die-cut some fun foam and adhere both with liquid glue.
  • adhere this piece on the colored background.
  • adhere the crab with some foam adhesive to give it a little dimension.
  • stamp the sentiment using versafine onyx black ink.
  • finish the design by adding some white dot details using white gel pen and adhere some sparkling clear jewels to make it look like bubbles.

Here’s a closer look:

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Giveaway
Two (2) winners will be chosen at random for a chance to win a *$10.00 (US funds) Gift Certificate* to The Rabbit Hole Designs. Leave a comment by 11:59 pm PST on 03-03-2019 on all participating blogs, for the entirety of the hop, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 03-04-2019
Here is the line up for the hop:
Maria Russell (you are here)
*Gift certificate can be used at any time and will not expire. It is a one-time use certificate and any funds not used will not be carried over for future use.
For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.
I hope I have given you some great inspiration today.  The stamp sets are now available for purchase at The Rabbit Hole Designs website.  The rest of the supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

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Serendipi-tea

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  I wanted to create a cheerful card for those of my crafty peeps out there still covered in snow!  For my project today, I am showcasing the Serendipi-tea stamp set and the Tea Pot Fri-Dies.  Here’s what they look like:

I started out by inking up my Bristol smooth white card stock using distress oxide inks (Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber), with a sun stencil.  I cut a gingham patterned paper with some black card stock and adhered it onto my colored background.  I run this piece through my die-cutting machine with a stitched rectangle die.

On a piece of Neenah solar white card stock, I die-cut the tea pot and the cup using the Tea Pot Fri-Dies.  I used the negative piece and aligned it on my stamping tool so I can stamp my images from the Serendipi-tea stamp set.  I colored the images in with Copic markers, and adhered these on my card.

I adhered some cloud silhouette die-cuts and stamped the sentiment on my card.  To finish my design, I added the Sparkling Clear Jewels.  Here’s a closer look:

I think this card is so cheerful and can definitely brighten someone’s day!  The sparkling clear jewels looked so pretty against the background.

I hope you like my card and got inspired to create something beautiful today!  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  I hope you have an amazing day, and happy crafting!

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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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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