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!

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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.
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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.
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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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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).

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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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Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop with CAS-ual Fridays

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Hello coffee lovers and CAS-ual Fridays fans!  I am so excited because today, the CFS Ink Squad is collaborating with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers group.  There will be tons of inspiration during this hop and if you leave comments, you will have the chance to win 1 of 3 $25 Gift Certificates.

For my project, I am showcasing the Coffee Cup Fri-Dies, Coffee Talk Stamp Set and the Hot Coffee stamp set.

I started by stamping my image on some smooth white card stock.  I die-cut the image using the Coffee Cup Fri-Dies.  I colored the image with my Copic markers.

I die-cut a piece of some Bristol Smooth white card stock and used a stencil from my stash to color my background.  I used Carved Pumpkin and Wild Honey distress oxide inks.  I smooshed my Vintage Photo distress oxide onto an acrylic block and added water, then used my watercolor brush to splatter some colors on my background.  I adhered the coffee cup onto my card.

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The stamp sets that I used for this card are definitely must-haves for any coffee lovers!  I think the sentiments are so funny!  Here’s a little close-up:

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I finished my card design by adding some Sparkling Clear Jewels.  Don’t you think the little color splotches look like coffee?  I love how this card turned out.

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Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below if you’d like to order the stamps and dies I used today.  Hop along with us by clicking on the link below to see more inspiration from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers DT and CAS-ual Fridays Ink Squad.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win 1 of 3 $25 Gift Certificates.   I hope you like my card and got inspired.  Happy crafting!

 

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Coffee… Because Adulting is Hard

Hello my crafty friends! I am back today for Kat Scrappiness sharing some coffee-themed cards, showcasing the new Got Coffee Script die, the Layered Coffee Cup die, Fancy Scalloped Stitched border dies, and a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

 

I have a process video for you today for one of the cards that you see below so I will keep this blog post short.  Here are the two cards that I made using the dies.


Here’s the second card:

Here’s the process video:

 

Which one is your favorite?  I hope you like the cards today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA 10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  Have an amazing day!

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Hocus Pocus I Need Time to Focus ~ Jessica Lynn Original

I am back guest-designing at www.jessicalynnoriginal.com and I am showcasing this limited-edition (free for download during the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop) digital stamp by Jessica Lynn Original.  Please visit the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post if you would like to join the hop and win some amazing prizes.

 

Here’s my card:

 

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Here’s my process video:

 

Coffee Cards with Xyron and Maya Road

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Hello crafters and stampers! Today the Xyron design team is teaming up with the amazing Maya Road design team. If you haven’t checked the past posts by my fellow DT members, they have made some wonderful projects that I was “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” the last few days.

I am also happy to share that everyday during the blog hop Xyron will be giving away a “sparkly” X sticker maker. Who doesn’t love a sticker maker, right? And best of all it’s sparkly!!!! All you have to do is leave a comment on the Maya Road projects that Xyron had shared on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/xyroninc during the hop and Xyron will announce the winner the following morning.

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Maya Road is also giving away a $15 gift certificate to their shop. Here’s a link to the Maya Road’s blog for full details: http://www.mayaroad.typepad.com

For my projects, I am showcasing the Enjoy Coffee Die bundle and I made I gift tag and two cards. The tag and the first card did not have any stamping since the die bundle is full of cute dies. I die-cut them all with my Neenah 100 lb. card stock and my patterned paper.

For the gift tag, I wanted to create a shaker tag and decided to use my exacto-knife to cut out the middle portion of the die-cut, adhered the acetate with my Xyron mega runner adhesive, added the foam and used my espresso mix sequins for my shaker elements from Kat Scrappiness.  It turned out really cute!

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For my first card, I wanted it to look like the coffee is sitting on top of the table with the little spoon. I used a die from my stash to die-cut the white piece twice. I then used my embossing folder to emboss the first piece, making it look like a lacy, tablecloth. I also used my Xyron creative station to make my own foam adhesive with fun foam. I wanted to give the “tablecloth” a little dimension. I then used my Xyron mega tape runner to adhere everything to my front panel. Here are the step-by-step photos:

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For my second card, I used some cute patterned paper and a stamp from my stash. To finish off the design, I used some vellum to die-cut my leafy swirls. I also used my X sticker maker to adhere a vellum bow to the spoon. The sticker maker is the best tool to have when adhering vellum on your projects.  This card will have a Starbuck’s gift card inside.

Here is the second card:

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I hope you like my projects! I have also listed and linked the supplies I have used. Have an amazing day!

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Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – KatScrappiness Coffee and You

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It’s that time of the year again and I am so excited to be participating in the “Spring Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop”.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and the rest of her team responsible for facilitating this great hop!  I don’t know how you guys do it but you all rock!

Today I made a card showcasing products from the #KatScrappiness shop (www.katscrappiness.com).    THERE IS A SPECIAL COUPON CODE at the shop during the duration of the hop only, so hurry and shop for all the crafty products you’ve all wanted to order from the shop (use coupon code: “SPRINGCOFFEE” for 15% off your order).

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I started out by stamping my bear image (Gerda Steiner Warm Fuzzies stamp set)  using my stamping tool with memento tuxedo black ink on Neenah Solar White card stock. I colored my image in with my Copic markers, then used my precision cut scissors to fuzzy-cut the image.

Using the largest of the Stitched Fancy Scalloped Rectangle dies, I die-cut my front panel with the Doodlebug Cream & Sugar 6 X 6 paper pad. I also created the half-circle window using a die from my stash.

To finish off my design, I die-cut the trees, stamped my sentiment on the banner, and adhered them all to the card. For my final touch, I used my new favorite, Crystal Nuvo Drops in Dandelion. Here is my card:

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For more details about the hop or if you would like to participate, please click on this link: http://www.coffeelovingcardmakers.com.

Thank you for stopping by and have an amazing day!

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Newton Loves Coffee ~ Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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It’s that time of the year again and I am so excited to be participating in the “Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop”.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and the rest of her team responsible for facilitating this great hop!  I don’t know how you guys do it but you all absolutely rock!

Today I have made a card showcasing products from the #KatScrappiness store, as a Design Team member.  Incidentally, today is also Kat’s birthday so there is a sale at the shop for all Halloween/Fall/Christmas category for 15% off (no coupon code necessary).  The promo is valid from today until December 11, 2016 (ends at midnight PST).  Here is the link to the shop http://www.katscrappiness.com/?aff=21  You will also get a free bag of jingle bells for every order  during this time frame.

I started out by stamping my image using my stamping tool with memento tuxedo black ink on Neenah Solar White card stock. I colored Newton and the coffee image using my Copic markers W1, W2 and W5, R00, R29 and R39.

I wanted to use warm Christmas colors for this card so I die-cut the front panel using my Gina Marie wonky stitches nesting dies, and the Bo Bunny 6×6 Paper Pad Merry & Bright Collection. Red and Beige just goes so well together.

I also used a wreath die that I recently purchased and embellished it with the new Deck the Halls sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness. I love this new sequin mix.

I finished off the design by adding the snowflake sequin on the coffee mug and Santa hat for Newton. I hope you like my card. Check out the new sequin mixes and script dies available at the shop – they are amazing! The supplies I’ve used are listed and linked below.

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If you would like to participate in the hop, please click on this link: www.coffeelovingcardmakers.com

Have an amazing day!

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