Cas-ual Fridays March Release – Day 1 – Huggable Critters

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off  the new stamps and fri-dies by CAS-ual Fridays stamps.  For today’s project, we are showcasing the Huggable Critters fri-dies.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

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Here’s my first project.  I made an Easter gift bag:

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Here’s how I made this:

  • I die-cut the cream card stock using the Huggable critters die.
  • I assembled the pieces together with foam and liquid adhesive.
  • I inked up by treat bag with some pastel-colored inks.
  • I also die-cut a grass hill and adhered it on my treat bag.
  • I adhered the bunny on the treat bag and finished my design by adding some white dots with my sakura gel pen.

 

Here’s a closer look:

 

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This die-set is so adorable.  You can make all sorts of critters using this set.  Here’s another look:

 

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For my second project, I made a dog-themed card using the dies for a friend of mine who loves dogs.

 

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  • I inked up my background with some distress oxide inks.
  • I die-cut the “Hello” die 5 times with some white card stock.
  • I colored the eyes using my white prisma color pencil to make it stand out.

Here’s a closer look:

 

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

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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Love You to the Moon & Back – Welcome Baby Card with Cas-ual Fridays

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  I was recently asked by a neighbor (she just became a grandma) to create a Welcome Baby Boy card and of course,  I immediately thought of the Some Bunny stamp set.  Here’s what it looks like:

CARD RECIPE:

  • Stamp the images on smooth white card stock and color them in with Copic markers or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • I fussy-cut the image using my precision cut scissors.
  • On a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I inked up my background using some clouds stencil die with some dye inks, using the life-changing brushes.
  • I used a clouds border die with my embossing mat to create the clouds impression on my background.
  • I die-cut another piece of white card stock and adhered this piece on my colored background with some foam adhesive.
  • I inked up some white card stock and die-cut the words “Love you to the moon and back” using a die from my stash.
  • I used fun foam and liquid glue to adhere the sentiment strip on my card.
  • I adhered the stamped images onto my card.

To finish my design, I added some stardust stickles to the moon and stars.  Here’s a closer look:

I thinks this stamp set is a must-have for any stampers.  You can use this set to create so many cards for any occasion.

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 weekend, and happy crafting!

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Newton’s Nook Designs – Back to Basic Card-making with Embossing Folders

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  Were you able to check out last week’s March release?  Which one was your favorite?  I am back today for Newton’s Nook Designs sharing some simple, “back-to-basic” card-making designs using some cute embossing folders.

For my projects today, I am showcasing the Newton’s Birthday Trio stamp set and coordinating dies, Garden Mice stamp set and coordinating dies, Balloons Stencil and the Grass Border die with the Cats Border Embossing Folder and the Leafy Tree Trunk Embossing folder.

If you are a beginner in card-making and you don’t have a lot of dies to create scenes, you can always check out your local paper crafting stores and purchase some embossing folders.  They are pretty inexpensive and will add some great dimension to your card.

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 in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • die-cut the image using the coordinating die
  • cut a piece of some 110 lb. card stock and use the Cats Border Embossing folder to dry-emboss the card stock.
  • use BG-0000 and R-00 Copic markers to lightly color the embossed images.
  • use the balloons stencil to ink up the background with distress oxide inks.
  • adhere the colored image using foam adhesive.

Here’s a closer look:

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I think adding some color to the embossed images made them pop a little.  I simply ADORE this Newton’s Birthday Trio stamp set!  This card is perfect for any cat-lovers out there!  Here’s another look:

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For my second card, I used the Garden Mice stamp set and coordinating die, with the grass border die and the Leafy Tree Trunk Embossing folder.  The clouds are from the Newton Scoots By stamp set.

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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 using the coordinating die
  • cut a piece of some 110 lb. card stock and use the Leafy Tree Trunk Embossing Folder to dry-emboss the card stock.  Cut about a 1/4 inch using your paper trimmer.
  • cut a 1/4 inch piece of patterned paper and adhere to an A2 size card base.
  • Adhered the embossed card stock onto the card base.
  • using the grass border die, cut a piece of patterned paper to create the grass.
  • using the clouds from the Newton Scoots By stamp set, stamp a couple of clouds on the foreground.

I finished my design by adding some Champagne jewels on the card and Nuvo crystal drops on the butterfly.

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It’s been awhile since I used my embossing folders and I really love both cards.  Here’s another look:

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I hope I have given you some inspiration today.  Please visit Newton’s Nook Designs to purchase the stamps, dies and stencil that I used today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

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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 4 – Garden Mice

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I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the March 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 the Garden Mice stamp set and coordinating dies. I think this is my favorite!  Here’s what they look like:

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For my card below, I also used the Bokeh stencil set.  This card is really simple but I LOVE how this one turned out.

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Here’s how I made my card:

  • stamp and color the image with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice)
  • die-cut the image using the coordinating dies.
  • cover a piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock with some painter’s tape.  (This card stock measured 3 1/4 x 5 1/2).
  • use the Bokeh Stencil Set to ink up the card stock.  I used Fossilized Amber distress oxide ink with my mini-ink blending tool.
  • use some stitched and arrow border dies to create the impression on the colored background.
  • adhere this piece on some A2 size side-folding card base.
  • adhere some black and white patterned paper on the side.
  • adhere the mouse on the card using some foam adhesive.
  • stamp the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink.

Here’s a closer look:

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I finished my design by adding some white dots using my Sakura white gel pen.  Here’s one last look:

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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 by Newton’s Nook Designs.

Would you like to win the “Garden Mice” 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

Ellen Haxelmans

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 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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