Hoo’s There?

Hey everyone! I’m over at The Rabbit Hole Designs blog today with this wicked cool light-up card using the Caffeinated Owl stamp.  This was my first attempt at a light up card and with the help of my friend Amanda at Pear Blossom Press, it was super easy and I’m excited to try it again.

Here’s how I did it:

  • Die cut a circle from a white panel and set the circle aside.
  • Ink blended the main panel like a night sky, splattered with water and gold watercolor. Then layered vellum behind the opening.
  • Next ink blended the circle yellow for a moon…or sun, whichever you prefer. This was glued directly to my card front.
  • Stamped, colored and cut my caffeinated owl and die cut a branch for him to sit on. Using my images  as a guide I also stamped and heat embossed “push here” where the button would be hiding.
  • At this point I laid out and glued my light and circuitry down. Check out Pear Blossom Press for info on that.
  •  After that was glued down I popped my sky panel up with double-layer foam tape and glued my branch and owl directly to it.
  • I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment, cutting it into a strip and popping it up with foam squares.

Here’s a look at it all lit up! It’s so fun!!! My whole family keeps playing with it. I think this owl might be my favorite in the caffeinated critter collection. Thank you so much for joining me today. I’ll chat with you again soon.

The products I used are:

Caffeinated Owl

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The Rabbit Hole Designs Caffeinated Owl

Hey everyone! Sharing this super shiny Caffeinated Owl card today from The Rabbit Hole Designs. In reality, it’s probably too shiny for this owl but I love it! I know the Therm-O-Web collab is over but I’m still loving those products for awesome backgrounds like today’s.

Here’s how I made it:

  • Took a black cardstock panel and, using my trusty Pixie Spray (I’m addicted now!) adhered my stencil down and spread Deco Foil transfer gel across it and left it to dry. I intentionally made the gel high and low and almost distressed looking instead of smooth and even. You could do it either way depending the look you’re going for.
  • This is when I stamped, colored and cut out my owl.
  • Once the background was dry, I heated up my laminator and sent the black panel through with aqua Deco Foil. To do this I took a piece of parchment paper and folded it in half. Inside of that I put my cardstock with the dried transfer gel and then the aqua Deco Foil (color-side up) on top of that and sent it through my laminator.
  • For assembly, I cut my foiled piece at an angle and adhered it to a black card base. Then added a piece of gold washi tape across the seam for a break in the color. I really like what this added to the card.
  • Next, using my owl for placement I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment along the edge. Then popped my owl up with foam squares.

Voila! This card is done! I am in love with the aqua deco foil, especially with the black card stock. I can’t wait to try it with other cardstock colors, maybe for Christmas. I love red and teal together for non-traditional Christmas colors.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Here are the products I used:

Caffeinated Owl

Puzzle Box Stencil

For more information, news and updates check out these links.

The Rabbit Hole Designs/Therm-O-Web Collab – Mermaid Hair

I’m super excited to be back today with another collab card featuring The Rabbit Hole Designs and Therm-O-Web products! It’s so fun to use them together. Today I’m going all out GLITZ and GLITTER!!!

Here are the details:

  • Ink blend Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress inks and then adhered my Candy Twist Stencil with Pixie Spray. Then I covered the stencil with Glitz Glitter Gel in white.
  • While that was drying I pulled out Mermaid Hair and stamped, colored and cut out my images.
  • Then die cut my frame from white cardstock 4 times and glued them together.
  • Last I stamped my sentiment in green ink and cut it apart so I could scatter it in the card design.
  • For assembly I adhered my background glitter panel to the card front, then my frame with liquid glue because of the glitter texture and finally my images and sentiments were adhered with foam squares.
  • Finishing touches on this card were Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the mermaid tail and fish. You can never have too much glitter when mermaids are involved!

Here’s a closer look. Look at all that shimmer! This card is absolutely stunning in the light! The colors bounce off the glitter gel and it’s so eye catching! The fun and whimsy of the whole card is fabulous!

I hope you enjoyed it. Remember to head over to the Therm-o-Web blog to see what their design team is creating too.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Here are the products I used:

Mermaid Hair

Candy Twist Stencil

For more inspiration, news and updates check out these links.

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 13

Thank you so much for joining me on our finale of the 13 Days of Tricks and Treats! It’s been a blast to create all of these, so much fun to hand them out and I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed following along.

Today’s final treat box was a total collaboration between my daughter and I. I chose the box and she helped with the decorations and stamps. We had a blast!

The box die is one I was gifted a while back and is from Creative Memories. It is meant to hold a gift card, which is what we are doing with a couple of them.

I used a background stamp on just the top portion that you see. Stamped, colored and cut out my Gourd-geous pumpkin from The Rabbit Hole Designs and then popped it up on the box top. We finished these off with clear sequins and purple gem stones and a little Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the glowing pumpkin eyes.

Here’s a closer look. We managed to fit small Halloween toys in a couple of these going to kids and then gift cards in a couple of others going to my daughter’s teachers for a little fall pick me up.

This is the end of our fun 13 Days of Tricks and Treats series. I really hope you enjoyed it and got a little inspiration along the way.

If you don’t mind, I’d love for you to leave a comment with your favorite one and if you plan to make any treats to hand out this year.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

The Rabbit Hole Designs/Therm-o-Web Collab – Gourd-geous!

I’m super excited to share this fun card using both The Rabbit Hole Designs and Therm-o-Web products!

Fall is my favorite time of year so I immediately grabbed Gourd-geous! from the September release and started coloring.

Here are the details:

  • Using Pixie Spray, I adhered my Deco Foil Starburst Stencil to my cardstock and covered it with Champagne Mist Metallix Gel.
  • While that was drying I stamped, colored and cut my pumpkin from Gourd-geous!
  • I took the largest label from the Nested Label Dies and cut it from vellum. Then I carefully heat embossed my sentiment in black embossing powder.
  • When the background was dry, I die cut he same label from the background and black cardstock 4 times and glued them all together for a raised look.
  • I glued the “frame” that was left to a card front, then glued the labels back in their spot, added the vellum label to that and popped my pumpkin up with foam squares.
  • For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the pumpkin’s eyes and nose.

Here’s a closer look at the subtle shimmer the Metallix Gel gives and the glossy eyes of the glowing pumpkin.

Such a fun card. I would love to send this to a girlfriend this fall. I think it would fit in perfect! Don’t you?

I appreciate you stopping by! Be sure to check out the Therm-O-Web blog for more inspiration from their design team too.

Here are the products I used:

Gourd-geous!

For more inspiration, news and updates check out these links.

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 7

I’m silly excited to share a trick with you today! I didn’t want to have too many since these were going to kids but what’s the fun if it’s all treats???

We made these super easy and adorable little boxes and squished rubber snakes in each one. Here is the link to the original post where I got my instructions. She has a video which is always helpful as well.

For mine I cut the box out of purple cardstock and simply took the bats from The Rabbit Hole Designs Hex Yeah stamp set and stamped them all over. I punched the wholes, adhered them with Scrappy Tape and tied them up with orange ribbon.

I did contemplate a sentiment strip somewhere on it but my daughter was so excited with the unassuming simplicity that she convinced me to leave them alone. She’s so excited to share these at school. I think she’s honestly more excited to share the tricks than the treats. She must be my child!

Here’s another look from above so you can see the dimension that you end up with.

I’ve made these numerous times in the past and put whatever candy suits me at the time. There is plenty of room for a few Hershey’s kisses or even the mini candy bars.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a faboooolous day!

The Rabbit Hole Designs – October Release Day 3

Welcome to our last day of the inspiration hop for the amazing October release! I hope you’ve had so much fun and we can’t wait to see what you all create with this fabulous release!!!

On to today’s projects though! I’m sharing a couple of fun ones with the Caffeinated Reindeer! He’s one of my favorites from this release. I’ll definitely be using him a lot this holiday season!

As soon as I saw the sentiments in the set, I knew I needed to make a treat bag with coffee in it. So that’s what I did with this first project.

It’s a pretty simple but fun design and we all know someone who needs a little extra #reindeerfuel during the holiday season.

Here are the details:

  • Stamped, colored and die cut my reindeer. I chose to stamp this reindeer on kraft cardstock and used my prismacolors on him too. I love that look these days!
  • I die cut a treat bag and a glittery snow hill and put them all together.
  • I adhered my reindeer and stamped the sentiment on a strip that I cut into a banner shape. Then added a red glitter banner behind it before tying it to the slits in the bag.

I put 4 k-cups in the bag and topped it with red tinsel to round out the package. I love all the shimmer with that exhausted reindeer. It’s fun and I know a lot of busy moms who can relate and will love this fun treat during the holidays.

Up next I stepped outside of my comfort zone and drew my own little scene for the next reindeer.

Here’s how I made it:

  • Stamped, heat embossed and colored my reindeer with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then die cut him out.
  • I took a 4×5.25 panel and lightly sketched out the general scene I wanted and then went over it with a fine tip black pen. I colored the background with my copics and popped the scene on a white card base.
  • I stamped my sentiment and cut it into a thin strip.
  • Then, I popped the reindeer and sentiment strip up with foam squares.

The message of this card cracks me up. If I were Rudolph, pulling an all-nighter for Christmas, I would look worse than this even the day after!

Be sure to hop along to all 3 days of inspiration to maximize your chances of winning fun prizes!

Here are the products I used today:

Caffeinated Reindeer

Don’t forget!

Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 10-04-2019 12:01 am PST. There are no exclusions on this code it is applicable to your whole order.
Please Note: There will not be free shipping available during the time this discount code is in effect. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

GIVEAWAY:

To celebrate day 3 of inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the 3 stamp sets promoted on 10-02-19, to One lucky winner. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST 10-03-19 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 10-04-2019

Here’s the blog order for you:
Shanna Slater
Niccole Kulig
Amanda Stevens
Amanda WilcoxYOU ARE HERE
Lisa Golzbein
Charmaine Canham
Echo Noble
Katie Brooks

For more inspiration, news and information check out these links too!

The Rabbit Hole Designs – October Release Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of The Rabbit Hole Designs new inspiration hop for the October release. I hope you’re having fun hopping with all of the design team and are getting great inspiration along the way. Today I’m sharing this super fun Caffeinated Turkey!

I love using my stamps for more than just cards and I realized that it’s been a while since I did anything like that and this turkey was just asking for it! My mom and I are two of the crazies that go Black Friday shopping every year. It’s tradition and we always have a blast. So this year I made a survival kit to get us through! haha!

I heat embossed my turked in black and used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color him in. These are so fun and I love the watercolor look they give. Then, I used my Cricut to make a tag and had it write out the wording. I die cut some distress inked leaves and glued them to the tag. Then I popped my turkey on with foam squares and tied it to my filled up gift bag.

I also wanted to put this guy on a card and that’s what I’m sharing next.

In the spirit of trying new things, I stamped this turkey on kraft cardstock and colored him with my prismacolor pencils. It gives a totally different look from the same stamp. I love it! I stenciled the right side of my card base with the diamond flower stencil and glued more of those distressed leaves along the border. I popped my turkey up with foam squares and did the same with the sentiment strips I stamped.

I hope you enjoyed these ideas. I can’t wait to see all the creative things you all make with this fabulous turkey!

Here are the products I used today:

Caffeinated Turkey

Diamond Flower Stencil

Perfectly Blended

Don’t forget!

Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 10-04-2019 12:01 am PST. There are no exclusions on this code it is applicable to your whole order.
Please Note: There will not be free shipping available during the time this discount code is in effect. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

GIVEAWAY:

To celebrate day 2 of inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the 3 stamp set’s promoted on 10-01-19, to One lucky winner. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST 10-03-19 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 10-04-2019

Here’s the blog order for you:
Shanna Slater
Niccole Kulig
Amanda Stevens
Amanda WilcoxYOU ARE HERE
Lisa Golzbein
Charmaine Canham
Echo Noble
Katie Brooks

For more inspiration, news and information, check out these links too!

The Rabbit Hole Designs – October Release Day 1

Hi everyone!!! So excited to be sharing a new set from the fabulous October release for The Rabbit Hole Designs!!! Are you so excited? Today’s set is called Steeped in Happiness and I love it! I’ve made two completely different cards to share with you today. I hope you enjoy them.

For this first one I knew I wanted to try a different fold technique to make the card original. So I’ve made a gate fold card but the images on the front are attached on opposite sides. It’s really cool for the recipient. Here’s a closer look.

Isn’t that cool??? Here’s a few more details on how I made this card.

  • I started with the card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scored it at 2.25 from each side to create the gate fold. Then cut patterned paper to fit the front panels and glued it down.
  • I stamped, colored and cut the image out.
  • I die cut 2 nested ovals – one with white cardstock that I inked lightly in the center and the other with patterned paper and glued them together. Then popped the teapot image up with foam squares.
  • I glued the oval to the left flap of the gate fold.
  • Next I stamped my sentiment from the set and cut a banner. This was only glued to the right flap of the card.
  • For finishing touches I glued gems and sequins all around the card.

It’s a really fun card but I especially like the gate fold technique for added interest and it helps it stand up nicely too. Do you ever make cards with different folds? I think I need to try it more often. This was fun and outside of the norm for me.

For the next card, I knew that I wanted to do something completely different than my first so I spent time thinking…then it hit me. I’m a Disney freak and Alice has always been one of my favorites. So, here we go!

Do you see it??? Let me know in the comments. 😉

Here are the details:

  • Printed striped paper on a toner copier and sent it through my laminator with Silver Shattered Deco Foil, then cut it down to a strip.
  • Stamped and colored my image and matted in on black cardstock. Same with the sentiment.
  • Now for assembly, I glued blue cardstock to a card base, then added my silver stripes and a black stripe along the edge. Then I popped up my sentiment and image panels with foam squares.
  • For finishing touches on this card I scattered clear gems throughout.

I love how this card turned out! Don’t you? What will you create with this super fun tea set? I can’t wait to see!

Here are the products I used:

Steeped in Happiness

Don’t forget!!!

Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 10-04-2019 12:01 am PST. There are no exclusions on this code it is applicable to your whole order.
Please Note: There will not be free shipping available during the time this discount code is in effect. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate day 1 inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Steeped in Happiness to One lucky winner. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST 10-03-19 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 10-04-2019

Here’s the blog order for you:
Shanna Slater
Niccole Kulig
Amanda Stevens
Amanda WilcoxYOU ARE HERE
Lisa Golzbein
Charmaine Canham
Echo Noble
Katie Brooks

For more inspiration, news and updates check out these links too!

The Rabbit Hole Designs – Depresso Flamingo

Hey! I’m over at The Rabbit Hole Designs blog today with this awesome caffeinated flamingo card. I have been playing with distress ink backgrounds lately and when this one was finished I knew I wanted to try a flamingo with it.

Here are the details:

  • Blended distress inks and spritzed the panel with water. Then adhered it to a card front.
  • Trimmed down a black panel to 4×5.25 and die cut a border out. Then popped this up with foam tape for dimension.
  • Stamped, colored and die cut my flamingo. Then I glued him directly to the black panel.
  • I chose a sentiment from the Perfectly Blended set, stamped it on a red-ish cardstock that matched my background and popped the strip up with foam tape.
  • For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the mug and gems scattered throughout. I love a little bling!

I love that black cardstock against the bright background. And the flamingo is just soft enough to pop from both of those elements and not get lost. This is such a fun card and was pretty quick to put together. I feel like a set of these with different sentiments would be a fun gift for someone. Or a great thing to have on hand for when you need to send a card on short notice.

Thanks for hanging with me today! Below are the products I used.

Caffeinated Flamingo

Caffeinated Flamingo Die

Perfectly Blended

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