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Friday, May 10, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs - Were Gonna Need A Bigger Cup

Hello and welcome. I am so excited for you to join me as I join up with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for their Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I am joining in as part of The Rabbit Hole Designs.  This is their first time joining them and they are happy to announce they are Super Sponsors for this event.
For the duration of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop,
The Rabbit Hole Designs will be offering
FREE SHIPPING
on orders of $25.00 or more before taxes and shipping (US orders only).
No code necessary, exclusions apply.

*FREE WITH QUALIFYING PURCHASE*
While supplies last, all orders placed during the hop spending $35.00
or more before shipping and tax will receive this exclusive 2x3 inch 
stamp set titled Handmade Brew.




This card features the images from the
The Rabbit Hole Designs set Caffeinated Shark


Card Recipe
  • Create a blended piece of paper using some powdered pigments and keep on layering colors until you are happy and let dry completely.
  • Stamp the shark onto the blended panel with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink  and clear powder heat emboss. "Don't forget to use your anti-static powder on the panel before stamping" 
  • Fussy cut or use a scan and cut to cut out shark
  • Grab your favorite blending tools and some inks and set about blending your stencil on the card base any way you wish.  Honestly there is no wrong way here, just go with it!
  • I then stamped a couple of caffeine symbols from the other caffeinated critter sets onto some pale blue circles that were in my "Might use it later pile"
  • I stamped the sentiment on a left over piece of cardstock at the bottom then used a slim banner die to cut it. Now to assembly.
  • To adhere the caffeine symbol circles to the Neenah 110lb stenciled card base I used Tombow Multi glue in the green bottle. For the shark I added 3D mounting foam to the back and attached to the front where I thought he would look best. I repeated the mounting foam with the sentiment strip. To finish off this card some dark aqua glitter enamel dots were added.
Close up of Shark

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Caffeinated Shark

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

That is all for me today.  I hope I have inspired you to maybe give this technique a go and create some fast and easy cards.
If you are looking for further details about my project including links to instruction and products not listed please feel free to drop on by my blog
PaperDreamz
Thank you for falling down The Rabbit Hole for a few minutes!
MaryAnn

Friday, May 3, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring/Summer Hop

Hello and welcome. I am so excited for you to join me as I join up with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for their Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I am joining in as part of The Rabbit Hole Designs.  This is their first time joining them and they are happy to announce they are Super Sponsors for this event. In addition to the prizes being given away over on their blog page, The Rabbit Hole Designs will be doing some fun giveaways randomly on their blog, so be sure to come back each day of the HOP to see what they might be giving away just by commenting on the blog post of the day.  The Design Team will be sharing their projects featuring the full lineup of Caffeinated Critters and the newly released Perfectly Blended Sentiment & Sassy Sentiments stamp sets, so be sure to visit their blogs and leave them some crafty love.

All of the stamp sets are available to purchase right now in the shop.

Here is my project I am sharing today to start off the HOP.  I am using stamp set Handmade Brew



And for these cards I added in a simple sentiment from Perfectly Blended



Sadly I used such a soft pink and light hand this card had a very hard time photographing

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SPECIALS BEING OFFERED FOR THE DURATION OF THE HOP

FREE SHIPPING 
on orders of $25 or more before taxes and shipping
(applies to US orders only)
No code necessary, exclusions apply

and

Handmade Brew
FREE WITH QUALIFYING PURCHASE*
*While supplies last all orders placed during the hop spending $35 or more before shipping and tax will receive this 2x3 inch stamp set titled Handmade Brew.
Please Note: A limited number of these stamp sets have been set aside for those wishing to purchase them.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!



Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Release Hop for May ~ Day 3 ~ Caffeinated Fox


Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the release hop. We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our May release.  Our fabulous Design Team will be sharing their projects today featuring the stamp set Caffeinated Fox, so be sure to visit their blogs and leave them some crafty love.

All of the new stamp sets are available to purchase right now in the shop.
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*FREE SHIPPING 
on orders of $25 or more before taxes and shipping
(applies to US orders only)
No code necessary, exclusions apply
*until 05-10-2019


The stamp set that is being highlighted today is: 

Caffeinated Fox



**Giveaway**
To celebrate day 3 of the release The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Caffeinated Fox 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 05-02-2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 05-03-2019

Here is the line up for the hop:




Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Release Hop for May ~ Day 2 ~ Caffeinated Shark & Sassy Sentiments


Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the release hop. We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our May release.  Our fabulous Design Team will be sharing their projects today featuring the stamp sets Caffeinated Shark & Sassy Sentiments so be sure to visit their blogs and leave them some crafty love.

All of the new stamp sets are available to purchase right now in the shop.
 ~
*FREE SHIPPING 
on orders of $25 or more before taxes and shipping
(applies to US orders only)
No code necessary, exclusions apply
*until 05-10-2019


The stamp sets that are being highlighted today are: 

Caffeinated Shark





**Giveaway**
To celebrate day 2 of the release The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Caffeinated Shark 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 05-02-2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 05-03-2019

Here is the line up for the hop:

Katie Brooks
Maria Russell
Lynnea Hollendonner
Amanda Stevens
Martha Lucia Gomez
Lisa Golzbein
MaryAnn Samuelson

Make sure you come back tomorrow for Day 3 of our release HOP.



Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Release Hop for May ~ Day 1 ~ Caffeinated Rabbit & Perfectly Blended


Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the release hop. We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our May release.  Our fabulous Design Team will be sharing their projects over the next few days, so be sure to visit their blogs and leave them some crafty love.

 The 5 (Five) new stamp sets are available to purchase right now in the shop.
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*FREE SHIPPING 
on orders of $25 or more before taxes and shipping
(applies to US orders only)
No code necessary, exclusions apply
*until 05-10-2019

The stamp sets that are being highlighted today are: 

Caffeinated Rabbit
Caffeinated Rabbit 3x4 Clear Stamp



Perfectly Blended Sentiments 4x6 Clear Stamps



**Giveaway**
To celebrate day 1 of the release The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Caffeinated Rabbit 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 05-02-2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 05-03-2019

Here is the line up for the hop:

Katie Brooks
Maria Russell
Lynnea Hollendonner
Amanda Stevens
Martha Lucia Gomez
Lisa Golzbein
MaryAnn Samuelson

Make sure you come back tomorrow for Day 2 of our release HOP.



Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Guest DT for Kat Scrappiness ~ Get Well Soon ~ 2

Good Morning Dreamer'z!!

Today I am up on the Kat Scrappiness Design Team Blog as a Guest Designer.  I have been a long time customer of all things Kat Scrappiness as her fast shipping and great prices keep me coming back.
So during the month of April I will be posting a few different projects using her exclusive product along with products you can easily shop for on her website.



Today's card use's the new Crafters Essentials Easter Edition Dies along with a few other Dies from her exclusive line.  I will be sure to add links to the items in the card recipe below.

Die cut lots of chicks to create a stencil


Colors of Oxide Ink I used


  • On an A2 sized side fold card base of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock I placed a strip of post it tape along the score line just to the backside of the card.  I like doing this because it gives the edge a nice finished look when the card is folded. 
  • Tape down your homemade stencil. I used yellow painters tape because it is low tack yet still holds everything in place.
  • For my blending I used some makeup brushes that are all the rage right now to blend my Distress Oxide inks in a rainbow pattern on the card base. TIP: you cannot be overly vigorous doing this because the stencil is made from cardstock and the tiny spots where the chicks feet are will bend.
  • While the blending looked great it still seemed rather blah to me overall so I cut a piece of silver shimmer cardstock to A2 size and then die cut a rectangle from the center of it to create a frame around the card front.
  • Again I was faced with still not enough "POP" in my eyes on the look.  So I grabbed a piece of Gina K Designs Passionate Pink paper and I used the Stitched Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Die to create another frame which I die cut a rectangle from the center of. 
  • Finally happy with how the blended card front was going to look I used a fun sentiment from my stash stamped it with Versafine Clair Ink in the color Nocturne.  I have found that this ink gives a nice solid look and coverage over Oxide inks and if you wanted you can use embossing powder over the top of it as it stays wet enough to grab the embossing powder, yet dries smudge free in seconds (Pure craft magic I tell ya!)
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was used to attach the silver shimmer frame and the Passionate Pink frame on top of the card front.
  • Lastly I added a couple of Confetti Sequins.
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That is all for me today.  I hope I have inspired you to maybe give this technique a go and create some fast and easy cards.
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Thank you for stopping by for a few minutes!
MaryAnn
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For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places:
Kat Scrappiness Blog

Stamping Enablers

Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs ~ Love You More ~ Anniversary Card




MaryAnn, from PaperDreamz here to share a really easy to make card with you that features the images from the
The Rabbit Hole Designs set Love You More


Card Recipe
  • Create a stamped with versamark watermark ink and clear powder heat embossed background on Neenah Classic Crest White 80lb cardstock using the smaller elements from the stamp set "Don't forget to use your anti-static powder on the panel before stamping" 
  • Grab your favorite blending tools and some inks and set about blending them on the panel any way you wish.  Honestly there is no wrong way here, just go with it!
  • I then stamped the couple with a Copic friendly ink and die cut the panel on a slant.  I found it really easy to do with rectangle dies so I could have a nice finished edge. 
  • I am no pro at Copic coloring of people so I quickly grabbed some markers and gave the stamped image a quick pass with some color. 
  • I stamped the sentiments on the left over piece of cardstock at the bottom of the now diecut couples panel lined it up and gave a quick stamp and I was happy.  Now to assembly.
  • To adhere the ink blended panel to the 110lb card base I used Tombow Multi glue in the green bottle. For the couple panel I added 3D mounting foam to the back of the panel and attached to the top left edge flush top and left of the ink blended panel. I repeated the mounting foam with the sentiment strip but left a bit of space between so you can see some of the background peeking thru. To finish off this card some pink confetti sequins and a couple of clear heart shaped drops that I used some red glitter glue to adhere to the front, give the card a nice pop of sparkle and shine.

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

That is all for me today.  I hope I have inspired you to maybe give this technique a go and create some fast and easy cards.
If you are looking for further details about my project including links to instruction and products not listed please feel free to drop on by my blog
PaperDreamz
Thank you for falling down The Rabbit Hole for a few minutes!
MaryAnn
 

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