Wednesday, July 1, 2020

HO We Go! - The Rabbit Hole Design Christmas in July Release - Day 3



Welcome back my crafty friends!  It is Day 3 of the July Release Reveal from The Rabbit Hole Designs! This means an Inspiration Hop and Giveaway!  If you are following the hop line-up, you just visited my friend,   Justin's  Candy Twist die and Slice of Christmas stencil project.

Day 3 features The Rabbit Hole Designs  the Candy Twist die and Slice of Christmas stencil!  I created this "HO we Go!" card with Kringle on the move.


I'd die cut the Candy Twist die I fussy cut one of the candy twists from the three. I used this to determine two additional circle dies to use.  I kept one of the circles slightly larger than the Candy Twist die and cut them from a shimmer cardstock. Using a Cotton Tail blending brush, I added Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide ink to the middle of the circle.  After die cutting the larger circle I used Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink to add color to it.  I glued the single candy twist die cut to the smaller pink circle and then attached the smaller circle with foam tape to the larger blue circle.


Using the Slice of Christmas stencil and a piece of white cardstock, I stenciled the letter "H" with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink.  I shifted the stencil down and added Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide ink to complete the letter "H".  I fussy cut the letter. Using the Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink, I created the icicles for the top of the card using the Slice of Christmas stencil.

 I used to piece of 4" x 5 1/4" printed country snowflake paper fro the card front.   I glued a 1/4" strip of striped holiday paper to the bottom of the card front.
 I colored Santa from the Kringle stamp set with muted color giving him a country look.  I glued him off the right side of the card front and cut off the excess Santa. I positioned the circles with the Candy Twist die to the left of Santa's mitten and glued it down.  I glued the letter "H" to the left of the circles creating the word "HO".


 I fussy cut the icicles and attach them to the top of the card front. Using the top edge of the icicles I cut off the excess card front from the top. I position the card front on an A2 card base to complete the card.


The Rabbit Hole Design Products Used










you are Here Jenn                        
                                   Lisa Next stop on the hop!

GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate the next three days of release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two gift certificates; one to a lucky Instagram Follower and one to a lucky Fan Page follower. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on the INSTAGRAM post, and tagging friends, and also from commenting on the Fan Page post. So make sure to head on over to INSTAGRAM and look for the giveaway post @therabbitholedesignsllc and look for the post at The Rabbit Hole Designs Fan Page by 11:59 p.m. PST 05-28-2020. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 05-29-2020.


Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!  I hope you enjoyed this "HO We Go" card created with the Candy Twist die and Slice of Christmas stencil. I love hearing from you. Please leave me a message letting me know what you like most about the July Release for the Rabbit Hole Designs.  You next hop stop is with Oh So Cute by Lisa!  Enjoy the hop!

Be Creative ~ Stay Inspired
Jenn Gross

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Merry Everything! - i-crafter July Release


Hello crafty friends!  Welcome to the i-crafter July Release!  I am so glad you stopped by today to join the i-crafter Inspiration Team as we share Christmas in July.  I have created a fun retro colored, fun fold, snowflake card to share with you today.  It features the new Flip Card Snowflake die and the Snowflake Border die.

A -  Using the Flip Card -Snowflake die, I die cut the main card piece from neon green cardstock.  I die cut two of the large snowflake flip pieces (one from pink cardstock and the other from Fallen Snow glitterstock. I also die cut the sentiment "Merry Everything" from the glitterstock.  I used the Snowflake Border die and all three of the cardstock colors to die cut some additional smaller snowflakes
B - I folded large pink snowflake diagonally on the score line.  I folded the main green flap on the score line.
C -  I cut the glitter snowflake on the fold line.  


D - I glued the green flap to the edge of the pink snowflake as shown.  This will create the folded card once completed.
E - I added double-sided adhesive tape and liquid glue to the pink snow flake and also covering ther recently glued down green flap
F - I  exposed the double sided tape and gently positioned the glitter snowflake into place  pressing it down so the glue sets
G - Here is how the card should look



H - I cut a printed piece of light blue cardstock to fit on the green cardstock and glued it down
I - I positioned and glued down 6 snowflakes as shown
J - I glued the "Merry Everything" sentiment on a scrap piece of the pink cardstock and trimmed it with a border. Using foam tape I attache the sentiment to the top right corner completing the card


These are the i-crafter products I used with this card:


Thanks you so much for stopping by today for my i-crafter blog post.  I hope you enjoyed learning how to create this fun Retro Snowflake flip card I love hearing from you so leave me a message tell me what your favorite i-crafter July Product is!   Let me know if you have any question!

Visit the i-crafter website for more inspiration and see new dies and stamps.  Make sure to follow i-crafter on Instagram too

Be Creative ~ Stay Inspired
Jenn Gross


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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Ho, Ho, Ho Let the Dogs Out? - The Rabbit Hole Design July Inspiration Hop

Welcome back my crafty friends!  It is Day 2 of the July Release Reveal from The Rabbit Hole Designs! This means an Inspiration Hop and Giveaway!  If you are following the hop line-up, you just visited my friend,   Justin's  Pawlidays project.

Day 2  features The Rabbit Hole Designs  the Pawlidays stamp set!  It sure looks like these two mischievous pups have gotten into a mess and the tree! I am excited to share my Ho, Ho, Ho Let the Dogs Out card with you!


 I started out by stamping the image with Nuvo Black Shadow ink. This is my favorite ink for coloring with both water based ad alcohol based markers because the image will not bleed into your coloring.  I colored the image with my Karin Brushmarker Pro waterbush markers.  While I'm still learning techniques with these watercolor markers, I love the vibrancy I get with the colors and the brush tips. 

 I used the Candy Twist stencil for the background with Blue Sapphire Distress Oxide ink and one of the Cotton Tail blending brushes.  I am stenciling on a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" light blue printed paper. I masked off a circle to the right hand side of the card so the printed paper will show through more prominently.  I found this fun news print paper in my stash and I thought it would make the perfect floor on this card. I cut a strip 5 1/4" x 1 1/2" and glued it to the bottom of the stenciled card front.


 I stamped the sentiment the "Yappy Howl-idays!" on a piece of vellum with clear pigment ink. I embossed it with red sparkle embossing powder. I cut it into a banner strip and  I cut a slightly bigger banner strip from green cardstock. (I made sure to leave enough room at the end of the two strips to add a notch at the end.  I stapled both banner strips (vellum sentiment on top) on the top left of the card front and attached these innocent pups to the right side of the card with double sided foam tape. 
I attached the card front to a pink A2 card base and finished the card with fun sparkle gems.

The Rabbit Hole Design Products Used




Line-up: 
you are Here Jenn                        
                                       Lisa Next stop on the hop!

GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate the next three days of release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two gift certificates; one to a lucky Instagram Follower and one to a lucky Fan Page follower. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on the INSTAGRAM post, and tagging friends, and also from commenting on the Fan Page post. So make sure to head on over to INSTAGRAM and look for the giveaway post @therabbitholedesignsllc and look for the post at The Rabbit Hole Designs Fan Page by 11:59 p.m. PST 05-28-2020. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 05-29-2020.


Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!  I hope you enjoyed this adorable  Ho, Ho,Ho Let the Dogs Out card created with the Pawlidays stamps set. I love hearing from you. Please leave me a message letting me know what you like most about the July Release for the Rabbit Hole Designs.  You next hop stop is with Oh So Cute by Lisa!  Enjoy the hop!

Be Creative ~ Stay Inspired
Jenn Gross

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Skating by to Wish you a Merry Christmas! Day 1 of The Rabbit Hole Designs July Inspiration Hop


Welcome back my crafty friends!  It is time for the July Release Reveal from The Rabbit Hole Designs! This means an Inspiration Hop and Giveaway!  If you are following the hop line-up, you just visited my friend, Justin's fantastic Kringle project

Today is Day 1 of The Rabbit Hole Designs July 2020 Inspiration Hop featuring this jolly old elf! "Kringle" is today's stamp set and he is adorable!  I created this whimsy interactive wobbler card to share with you.



 I started off by coloring Kringle with Spectrum Noir TriBlend alcohol markers. I used a silver metallic pen to accentuate his ice skates.  I fussy cut around the jolly man and set him aside.

 I created this A2 card front by paper piecing and layering different printed holiday cardstock onto a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" piece of snowflake cardstock.  The thickness of the strips is not so much important, but the strips need tone 5 1/4" long.  I used silver cardstock for the skating ice and added a green striped strip on top. I attached the Ho Ho Ho cardstock to the middle of the card front using double sided foam tape.  I glued the card front to a white A2 card base. I added a wobbler to the back of Santa and attached him to the front of the card (he wiggles) I attache the trees, a few sequins,  and the sentiment banner to compete the cards.


Do you spy anything new and special in this photograph? If you look above the card, you will find The Rabbit Hole Design new Cotton Tail blender brush!   I have been playing around with them quite a bit and have a comparison to share with you.
Here are some of the reasons why I really like the Cotton Tail blending brush.  

I like the shorter bristles. When you look at the make up brush (and some of the other blending brushes out there) they have longer bristles. With a shorter bristles, you have more control  blending your inks.

 As I continued to compared the blending bushes, I noticed how much more dome shaped the CottonTail blending brush.  It is excellent for seamless blending into other colors.

 I like that this brush is white. The bristles clean off very well with a non-alcohol baby wipe after I used my inks and stencils. I have only experienced  a slight staining, but it is barely noticeable. There's also a divot on the back of the handle. You can color this area with a sharpie to color code your CottonTail blending brushes.   I'm planning to use my Scan-N-Cut to cut vinyl colors to fit this area. These are available June 29th.


The Rabbit Hole Design Products Used: 






Line-up: 
you are Here Jenn                        
                                  Lisa Next stop on the hop!

GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate the next three days of release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two gift certificates; one to a lucky Instagram Follower and one to a lucky Fan Page follower. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on the INSTAGRAM post, and tagging friends, and also from commenting on the Fan Page post. So make sure to head on over to INSTAGRAM and look for the giveaway post @therabbitholedesignsllc and look for the post at The Rabbit Hole Designs Fan Page by 11:59 p.m. PST 05-28-2020. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 05-29-2020.


Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!  I hope you enjoyed this fun interactive card. I love hearing from you. Please leave me a message letting me know what you like most about the July Release for the Rabbit Hole Designs.  You next hop stop is with Oh So Cute by Lisa!  Enjoy the hop!

Be Creative ~ Stay Inspired
Jenn Gross

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Spirits Move Me - Manor Haunts - Kindred Stamps June Release Projects

Hello my crafty friends!  Welcome to today's June Release Blog for Kindred Stamps. I have created 3 projects featuring the Manor Haunts stamp set and the Graveyard Scene die!  This is part of the new June release.  I've got a fun slim line card tutorial for you!  This release is scheduled for: Friday, June 26th at 8am PST/11am EST


Birthday from Beyond - slim line card

Let's Get Together - light up card

Home Sweet Home - notebook and page marker.
I am also using the the Crackle stencil for the glitter background.


Let me show you how I created the slim line card - Birthday from Beyond.

 I colored the skeleton man with Spectrum Noir Triblend alcohol markers.

A -  I used four colors of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cardstock: light purple, dark purple, light teal, and dark teal. I cut them in 1" strips at a 75° angle
B - I cut a white cardstock card front 8 3/4" x 3 3/4".  I lined up the edge of one of the colored card strips on the white card front and glued them down alternating the colors as shown covering the entire front
C - I turned over the card front and trimmed off the excess strips to create the striped card front

D, E - I used the Graveyard Scene die (lining it up twice connecting the ends to create the slim line lengths of 8 3/4") to cut out each graveyard scene from dark blue and shimmer white cardstock.
I cut the shimmer white graveyard higher on the paper to create the depth of the background and the dark blue graveyard towards the bottom for a narrow die cut for the foreground 

F - Using double sided adhesive tape, I attached the shimmer white graveyard  to the striped card front
G - Using double sided adhesive tape, I attached the dark blue graveyard to the bottom of the striped card front (under and over the shimmer white graveyard)
H - I used Black Licorice and Whip Creme Silks to create the splattered background

I embossed the sentiment "spirits from beyond tell me - you're another year older" with white embossing powder

I attached the ghoul to the card front and the card front to a size 10 card base (aka: a slime line card or in this example,  9 1/4"wide  x 4" tall folded card base 


The entire Kindred Stamps June release will be available Friday, June 26 at 8am PST/11am EST. Be sure to subscribe to the Kindred Stamps blog to see a daily line up of sneak peeks from our amazing Design Team and see the full product release on Friday! Come join the Fan Club and release event to be part of the release fun, and you may just win some Kindred Stamps credit!!

And how about two bonus projects?


I hope you enjoyed the Birthday from Beyond slim line card, Let’s get Together - light up card, and Home Sweet Home notebook and page marker.  Each project used both using Kindred Stamps Manor Haunt stamp set and the Graveyard Scene die  from the June Release!  I love hearing from you!  Leave me a comment letting me know what stencil you liked best.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! 


Be Creative ~ Stay Inspired

Jenn Gross

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