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The Hat Makes the Outfit by Niccole

Hello everyone!



It's Niccole from Nic & Viv Designs back again to share another card I made using one of The Rabbit Hole Designs stamp sets. 

For today's card I used the Hex Yeah & Boo to You stamp sets.



How to create this card:


  • Black A2 card base
  • Added purple layer 
  • Added my white layer with the sentiment from Hex Yeah
  • Stamped the Hat from Boo To You set.
  • Copic colored the image
  • Fussy cut the hat out because I didn't want to use the cat in the image
  • Raised the hat up with foam tape for dimension
  • Added orange Nuvo Drops randomly
Here is one more picture of the full card ...



TRHD Products used:

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I have had so much fun playing with the Hex Yeah and Boo To You stamp sets.

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me.

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!   -Nic-

Winners from the September Release Inspiration Hop


Good Morning,
Today's post is real quick because we know many of you (especially those of you in the United States) are out enjoying the holiday weekend with family and friends.

Announcing the winners from the August release Inspiration Hop

From Day 1 on The Lisa's Blog is:Kristina Vazquez
“Love your cards Lisa Omg can’t say enough about this FANTASTIC stamp set”


From Day 2 on Charmaine's Blog is:Sharon Gullikson
“I like how you colored the kitty grey/white rather than BLACK. He looks great with all the detail showing.”


From Day 3 on Echo's Blog is:Brian Poteraj
“The glow is very cool. It looks like they have candles inside. Great job.”



email info@therabbitholedesigns.com to claim.  Please include what day you won and your mailing address. Winners have until 09-06-2019 to claim or prize is forfeited


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

Thank you for falling down The Rabbit Hole for a few minutes!

Who do you think you're dealing with


It's already time for copious amounts of candy and a chance for our alter egos to shine through silly costumes. Have you seen the new release from 
The Rabbit Hole Designs?  

I made you a card to bring out your inner witch!










This release is also available at Simon Says Stamp. If ordering from SSS, you will receive this free The Rabbit Hole Designs stamp with purchase.









Hex Yeah 4x6











Click on the image to go The Rabbit Hole Designs store.










This top folding 4.25 x 5.5 card was easy to make and I used some simple card making techniques.


  • Black heat emboss the lovely legs stamp on a 4.25 x 5.5 card stock.
  • Make a mask for the stamp. I used SSS masking paper. Fussy cut and apply to the stamp.
  • I used the Fluffy Cloud die from Sunny Studios and made my own "border stencil" to mimic clouds in the sky.
  • Purple and pink Distress oxides help give the clouds that "fluffy" look.
  • Cut the colored skies card stock at an angle with the Fluffy Cloud die.
  • Remove the mask and color the stamp. I used Copics. (Disclaimer: I have heard that coloring heat embossed images with Copics is a no-no because it destroys the nibs.)
  • Stamp the sentiment with Versfine Black Onyx in the right corner of the top folding card.
  • Randomly stamp bats with the same ink.
  • Attach the colored card stock to the card base with double sided tape or liquid adhesive.

Easy techniques but quite a dramatic result!

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


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
 Leave me a comment and let me know if she is that bewitching!

Candy Corn kisses,

Charmaine


Inspiration Hop for the September Release ~ Day 3


Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Inspiration Hop. We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our September release.  Our fabulous Design Team has been sharing their projects the last few days, so be sure to visit their blogs and leave them some crafty love.

 The 5 new stamp sets and 1 coordinating die are available to purchase right now in the shop.
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Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 08-30-2019 12:01am. EXCLUDES Dies, Stencils and Crafters Essentials. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.
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The stamp sets that are being highlighted today are:

Gourd-geous





**Giveaway**
To celebrate day 3 of inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away both stamp sets 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 08-29-2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 08-30-2019


Here is the line up for the hop:
Katie Brooks
Shanna Slater
Niccole Kulig
Amanda Stevens
Amanda Wilcox
Lisa Golzbein

Thank you for joining us the last few days of our Inspiration Hop.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Inspiration Hop for the September Release ~ Day 2


Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Inspiration Hop. We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our September release.  Our fabulous Design Team will be sharing their projects over the next 3 days, so be sure to visit their blogs and leave them some crafty love.

 The 5 new stamp sets and 1 coordinating die are available to purchase right now in the shop.
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Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 08-30-2019 12:01am. EXCLUDES Dies, Stencils and Crafters Essentials. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.
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The stamp sets that are being highlighted today are:

Pumpkin Hair Don't Care





**Giveaway**
To celebrate day 2 of inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away both stamp sets 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 08-29-2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 08-30-2019


Here is the line up for the hop:
Katie Brooks
Shanna Slater
Niccole Kulig
Amanda Stevens
Amanda Wilcox
Lisa Golzbein

Make sure you come back tomorrow for Day 3 of our Inspiration Hop.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Inspiration Hop for the September Release ~ Day 1


Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Inspiration Hop. We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our September release.  Our fabulous Design Team will be sharing their projects over the next 3 days, so be sure to visit their blogs and leave them some crafty love.

 The 5 new stamp sets and 1 coordinating die are available to purchase right now in the shop.
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Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 08-30-2019 12:01am. EXCLUDES Dies, Stencils and Crafters Essentials. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.
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The stamp set that is being highlighted today is:

Hex Yeah


**Giveaway**
To celebrate day 1 of inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Hex Yeah 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 08-29-2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 08-30-2019


Here is the line up for the hop:
Katie Brooks
Shanna Slater
Niccole Kulig
Amanda Stevens
Amanda Wilcox
Lisa Golzbein

Make sure you come back tomorrow for Day 2 of our Inspiration Hop.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Thanks Card & a Farewell

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  It's Maria back on the blog with you today with a Thank You card showcasing the Pretty in Peony stamp set.



Before I give you the details on how I made my card, this is to let you all know that this is going to be my last post as a DT member for The Rabbit Hole Designs.  My schedule has been really crazy lately and I am trying to cut back on commitments.  I have thoroughly enjoyed being on this journey with MaryAnn Samuelson and Heather Ferguson (co-owners of TRHD) with the rest of the design team members.  This "thank you card is for you guys!


Here's my card:



To begin, I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock using Pale Fig and Spring Meadow Harmony Inks by Spectrum Noir.  I lightly colored the image with my Hydrangea and Citrus Green TriBlend markers.   To create softer colors, I used my alcohol blender so that some parts looked like they are colored with watercolors.

I also stamped the flowers and leaves using Spectrum Noir watermark ink and sprinkled this with white embossing powder.  I heat-set the images using my heating tool.  I fussy-cut the images with my precision scissors.

I die-cut another piece of white card stock using a die from my stash.  I foam-mounted this piece on my colored background.

I adhered the leaves and the small flower with some liquid adhesive.  I also layered the main flower with some liquid and foam adhesive to create more texture and dimension.

Lastly, I die-cut the word "thanks" using a die from my stash on some black card stock, and the shadow with some vellum.  I adhered this piece on my card.

Here's a little close-up:



I would like to thank MaryAnn and Heather for being the most wonderful lady bosses ever!  I had a great time designing for you guys from the very beginning, and I only wish you both greatest success in the future.   I also would like to thank the rest of the design team for being so supportive of me.  You guys rock!

I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  If you are looking for further details about my project including supplies used, I would be so grateful if you can stop by my blog today at:

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

Caffeine Saves Lives

Hello again Rabbit Hole fans!
It's Lisa back on the blog with you today and I have a short story to share with you.
I recently acquired the Caffeinated Shark stamp
and die and I'm so glad I did! Did you ever not order a stamp because you thought
you wouldn't use it and then see it used on a card and you're sorry you didn't order it?
Well a good purple haired friend of mine calls it FOMO...….
Now for those of you who don't know what that means (I certainly did not)
It means "fear of missing out".....
Well, I'm not missing out anymore, now little sharky is mine and I'm so glad he is!
I really have to start training myself to look at craft supplies in a different way
and see the potential in them.
Ok enough rambling for now, on to my card!
Card Recipe
1)  I usually start by stamping my image with some Copic friendly ink
and coloring with my Copic markers. I loved coloring sharky with my "W"
markers and giving him some fun spots along the way. I used the matching
die to cut him out after he was colored.
2) I covered my card base with some fun water themed patterned paper as a
background for my card.
3) My bubbly frame die cut was the perfect layer over the patterned paper
for little sharky and his fish friends.
4) I stamped the super funny sentiment from Perfectly Blended and
cut it in half.  I then inked the edges of the 2 sentiment strips in blue
to match the card.
5) I foam mounted the fish, sentiment and shark on the card and I'm
picturing the fish being scared of sharky and that the
caffeine is saving THEIR lives! 🤣🤣🤣

Here are the two Rabbit Hole stamp sets I used for today's card:

CAFFEINATED: Shark Clear Stamp 3x4
Caffeinated Shark
Perfectly Blended Clear Stamp 4x6
Perfectly Blended

Don't forget you can now purchase The Rabbit Hole stamps, dies and stencils
at Simon Says Stamp! Stay tuned to The Rabbit Hole FB Fan Page and Instagram
(see links below)
during the new September release so you don't miss out on some
great deals over at Simon Says Stamp!
Oh and by the way, the new Rabbit Hole release starts on August 26th and
just an FYI, y'all are in for some SCARY fun!


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

Have a great day, I already am!
🦈 Lisa 🦈

Humboldt Spinner with Katie

Hello there!  Happy Friday!

Today I have a fun card inspired by nature.  My daughter loves wildlife shows and cartoons that have to do with wildlife.  So we watched a show about Humboldt Squid and that is what inspired this card.  Humboldt are known for their bioluminescence and flashing red and white while hunting.  I used blue in my card instead of white, as I thought it was a better contrast. 



How I made this card:
  • I started by cutting my blue cardstock 8.5 X 5.5.  I scored it at 4.25 inches.
  • Next, I stamped this background ocean stamp on all sides with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.
  • After that, I scored the card at 2.125 to make it a Z-fold card.
  • Then, I used a circle die cut and cut half of a circle form the Z portion of the card.
  • I die cut the same sized circle from white cardstock and used the distress ink to color it. I adhered it to the card base so it lined up with half circle die cut.
  • On a bit of Navy CS, I embossed the sentiment with platinum embossing powder and used foam tape to mount it on the card. 
  • I stamped one squid from the Inky set and colored it using red and pink Copics. 
  • I mirror stamped another squid, made it a little darker with my Copic friendly liner pen and colored it with blue Copics.
  • I colored the edges of both images with my black liner and added some black to the back as well in case they didn't perfectly line up. 
  • I used mono adhesive on both squids.  I also added some extremely sticky double sided tape along the middle of the image and then added some fishing line down the middle.  
  • I ran the line down the edge in the z fold and taped it down so it was taught, then I used liquid glue (Glossy Accents) to ensure it held tight and trimmed the ends. 

Here is a close up of the blue side: 


So I do NOT do videos, BUT, I tried to capture what it would look like to see the spinner.  


Well I hope you enjoyed this creation today.  You are welcome to visit my blog for a full list of supplies. 




Doggone it! I fur-got!

Hello everyone! It's Amanda W. taking over today with a super fun belated birthday card using Doggone!


Here's how I did it.
  • Stamped, colored and cut the pups from Doggone and set them aside.
  • Die cut the back panel, masked and inked it for dirt, grass and sky. Then reversed the masking and stamped the paws and bones around the edge.
  • I added it to a card base and popped the pups up with foam squares.
  • Last I heat embossed my sentiment and cut it into strips. I adhered them with foam strips.

I have so many dog lovers in my life I just might have to "fur-get" a birthday so I can use this. Ha! Ha!

The products I used are:



For more inspiration, updates and news be sure to check out:
The Rabbit Hole Designs YouTube

Thanks for spending some of your day with me! See you next time.

GDT Tanya Hahn

We are pleased to bring you another project from our August 2019 Guest Design Team member Tanya Hahn aka Crafting on Caffeine

Tanya owned the Caffeinated Flamingo and we think she nailed it with her project.



Today wrap's up Tanya's Guest Design Team Member month with us.  We hope you enjoyed seeing her posts as much as we did.  Make sure to look for our next GDT in the month of September as we have a very special guest joining us.
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Until then for more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these awesome places! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Brew-tiful Watercolor


Hello my crafty friends, it's Amanda from Pear Blossom Press again! Today, I'm sharing a quick and easy card featuring the Handmade Brew set. If you missed it last time, don't worry, it will be back on August 26th. If you haven't seen it yet, this set has a "handmade by" stamp - perfect for signing your name under, on the back of cards. It also has a lovely mug with hearts rising from the steam, and three little words that fit perfectly inside the cup. You can use this image on the back of your cards as well, but it is so pretty that I thought it would make a great image for the front of a card.



For today's card, I stamped and embossed the cup and words onto an A2 size panel of watercolor paper. The cups kind of form a diagonal line from the top left side to the bottom right. Loose is the name of the game for this card; watercolor and wispy images like this pair perfectly, and there is no need to try to line them up and evenly space them apart. Next, I painted a loose diagonal line of clean water over the area where I wanted to add color. The light coat of water helped the colors move around when I started dropping them in with my paintbrush, and it kept them confined to that diagonal line. The white embossing powder resists the paint. I used three colors and played around until I was happy with the look. The edges dried with harsh lines, so I came back in with some more clean water and pounced my brush over the edges a little to soften them. I dried the panel and splattered on some concentrated color, as well as some black paint. Then I trimmed 1/8" off each side and glued it to a top-fold A2 card base. Whenever you paint a panel all the way to the edges, color tends to pool up along the sides. Trimming the panel after it's painted allows you to cut off the obvious edges and keeps your eyes moving.



To finish the card, I embossed a sassy sentiment from Perfectly Blended onto a black strip, and popped it up with a little foam tape. The black splatter on the watercolor panel ties the two together nicely. I opted not to add any sequins or glitter, but you definitely can if you'd like. I love the way this card turned out. The tiny words that fit inside the cup make it look like three different images; I especially like how the L in love creates the left side of the cup. This card was so fast and easy to make that I plan to make several more with different sentiments. I think a set of these would make an awesome gift.

Thanks for stopping by today! Let me know in the comments below what types of images you like to use for watercolor pieces. How would you use the coffee cup in this set? You can find more watercolor inspiration here. You can also find the sister article to this on my blog. Hop on over for more great ideas and links to specific products I used. Until next time, stay crafty my friends...