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Gimme My Elixir! Interactive Pop-Up Card


Hello my crafty friend!  Today I am on the blog with Gimme my Elixir card featuring the fun and barely there Caffeinated Dragon!  I have him in pop up mode coming to the top of his castle when you open this interactive card card

The castle was created with printed paper pieces. Do you recognize the window shapes?  These are created using the small light bulbs from the Light Me Up Stencil.  They are the perfect shape, right?
I used a 85# dark blue cardstock for the card base, added the grass and drawbridge creating a moat around the castle. On the front of the card base, I use printed paper and die cut letters. 

To color the dragon, I chose pinks red and golds from my TriBlend alcohol markers.  I start by coloring the dragon body with the lightest pink and then using a stippling/dotting technique. I add a graduation of lighter to darker pinks and red dots to create the shading. I love the stippling look.  Not only does it add an interesting look to the dragon,it give it almost scale like texture.  The wings and horns are colored in the yellow golds to give look smoother look.



Here are The Rabbit hole Design products used in this card:







I hope this inspires you to try the stippling/dotting technique on your next creation. Remember it does not have to be alcohol markers (that is my preference),  you can use any type of coloring medium such as colored pencils, watercolors, and other types of pigments to color your image.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!

Be Creative ~ Stay Inspired
Jenn Gross
@journeycoachjenn

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Puff and a Cuppa Coffee

Hello Rabbit Hole Designs Fans!! DTM Shanna here with another fun card using my newest favorite Caffeinated Critter, Caffeinated Dragon!  
I was playing around with my Zigs again, and had a lot of fun making a green dragon.....pairing it with a background I made using the Spell It stencil!!  You know you are singing the song with me right now!!


To add some sparkle and detail to my critter, I used Liquid Pixie Dust, from Inkon3, to paint oval-scales on the body of the dragon.  This was my first time intentionally painting with the pixie dust, and oh my goodness will I be doing it again!  Subtle-sparkly-texture-goodness!!! 


Lastly, I added a sentiment banner using a sassy sentiment from the Perfectly Blended sentiment set.  Dragons are old right? So of course they drank coffee before it was cool!!  (or so my 10 year old says!!!)



What is your go-to supply for sparkle??  I am enamored with the Liquid Pixie Dust right now, but have used many things in the past.  
 
That wraps up my post for today, I will be back for another trip down The Rabbit Hole next week!  Until then you can find me over on my blog, Caffeinated Craftiness or over on Instagram
***BONUS*** I have a speed coloring video with me coloring this dragon over on my FB page and IGTV channel!!  Take a peek, I will be sharing it in the fan group as well!
-Shanna

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Caffeinated Valentine Tags

Happy Valentine's Day!
Michelle here, I created some caffeinated gift tags for mini Valentine's Day gifts. The whole 
Caffeinated line is perfect for gift tags!
 Having the coordinating dies makes it a lot easier! I used Caffeinated Owl Stamp and Die, and
 I stamped the owl and flamingo, than die cut the images. I colored the caffeine cuties
with Copic Markers. I die cut each image twice per tag. One colored, one blank. 
After I colored the front of the tag I adhered the black die to the back.
 I stamped the back of the tags with sentiments from the set, Perfectly Blended.
I filled each treat bag with some Starbucks Via packets and Hershey Kisses...perfect combo!


Hope you give this a try!
Hope you enjoy today!

Michelle


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Design Team Open Call


We are excited to announce a Design Team call for The Rabbit Hole Designs! 

We have multiple levels now for our Design Team members.  Do as little as 2 projects per month. 

We are a photopolymer stamp company looking for Design Team members that are dependable, energetic, and passionate about cardmaking & paper crafting and are active on social media. Design Team members will be asked to create projects of high quality and showcase The Rabbit Hole Designs products. 

We encourage all who have applied in the past to reapply!

Design Team Requirements:
  • Must meet deadlines
  • Have active social media accounts
  • Create video tutorials and/or blog posts showcasing The Rabbit Hole Designs products
  • Create projects for all new releases (based on level of DT you wish to be a part of)
  • If requested, create additional projects for collaborations. This will always be an option you can choose to not participate in.
  • Take clear and bright photographs of your projects and be able to apply The Rabbit Hole Designs watermark banner
  • Design Team term is 6 months
Now offering the following level's of Design Team Member participation:
  • 2 - Is 2 posts/projects per month for scheduled blog posts to the Rabbit Hole Designs blog. 1 product of our choice to be given and used for these 2 blog posts. No DT Discount will be available for this position.
  • 4 - Is 4 posts/projects per month. This includes 2 Release/Inspiration days (to your own blog) and 2 regular blog posts to the Rabbit Hole Designs blog per month. This will give you at least 2 items from the upcoming release to use, never less than 2 but could be more than 2. Also eligible for a DT Discount.
What you can expect:
  • Free products with the new release
  • A discount code to the store (based on participation level)
  • Exposure of your work as it will be featured on our blog and social media outlets
  • Link back to your blog or website connected to each blog post featuring your work
  • Design Team Calendar posted always more than 1 month in advance
  • Product disbursements well in advance of your due dates.
If you feel you can achieve the above and would like to be a part of the team, we would love to see your application. 

Please include the following information in your email:
  • Full Legal name, email address, blog address and links to all social media where you display your work. Please make sure your social media accounts are not set to private.  Any applicant who's accounts are set to private and we cannot view their work will not be considered.
  • Links to your online projects and any video tutorials you may have done
  • A short bio about you. Why you want to be part of the team? Your project strengths, and creative style. 
  • List of any design teams you have been on or are currently with and the length left on your term with them.
  • International applicants are welcome to apply.
  • You do not need previous Design Team experience in order to apply.
  • You may be on other design teams as long as you keep up with your Rabbit Hole Designs, Design Team commitment. Please check with any current teams you may be on prior to applying.
  • Please indicate level of DT you are applying for


Email application to info@therabbitholedesigns.com and include Design Team Call in the subject line. This design team call runs through February 28th, 2020. New Design Team members will be contacted by March 6th, 2020. Your first month as a designer will be using our April release which is March 30th, 2020.  All who apply and are up for consideration will be sent a full list of our DT expectations prior to acceptance.  All who are accepted will be asked to sign an NDA - Non Disclosure Agreement. 

We look forward to your application, and thank you in advance for applying.

Cupid is Stupid


The Spell It Stencil is absolutely one of my favorite stencils, because of it's versatility!  Hey, it's Cassie, back with another card for you today.  I have another anti-Valentine, because honestly I just love making them, lol.

Once again, I put the Spell It Stencil to great use and spelled out the word 'CUPID' all over my background just doing some ink blending.  It was so easy!  Then I stamped out my sentiments using the Sassy Anti Valentine stamp set, and even did some stamping on the inside of my card.


If you'd like to see exactly how I made this card, you can watch it here or head over to my YouTube Channel.


And here is a closer look at the products I used to make this card.



I hope you enjoyed what I made for you today and that you were inspired to go out and get a little crafty.  

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Thank you so much for stopping by!
Cassie

Anti Valentine's Day Dragon


Hi it's Lisa from Oh So Cute by Lisa! Today I am up on blog
with an Anti-Valentine's Day card. Since Valentine's Day is a very unpopular holiday for so many, The Rabbit Hole came up with an Anti-Valentine's Day stamp set and the snarky sentiments are HILARIOUS! When I first colored this Caffeinated Dragon I was not happy with the results and he got filed away with images that I might use one day. Well today is that day!  When I was going through the sentiments in the Sassy Anti-Valentine stamp set I knew that the sentiment I picked was perfect for my diseased looking Dragon.  
Well at least that's what I thought........ green with purple spots.......ick!

Here are the 2 stamp sets I used on today's card:




I love how the brick embossing folder background adds to the "blah" feeling on this card, the whole card just makes me laugh! I hope it gave you a good laugh too!


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Have a great day, I already am!

🐲Lisa ðŸ²

You Feel Like Home To Me Card

Hey Rabbit Hole Crafters! Justin here, and I'm here with a fun traditional Valentine's Day project!

This card uses solely the Love You More set, but only uses the, what I call, scene building images!

I was looking at this card and knew that it was the set I wanted to use to create a Valentine's Day project, but didn't know which images I wanted to use. This set comes with 2 really cute pairings of a boy and girl couple, but what really inspired me was the sentiment "You Feel Like Home To Me". Since the set included images of houses, I knew that was the direction I was going to go.

First, I colored up a handful of houses and clouds with Copic Markers, alternating between a few different Red and Pink groupings I had come up with. I then cut all of the images out using my Scan and Cut.

Note: for images that are generally white, I color them up with a super light/diluted color. For these clouds, I took a super light pink marker and just went around one side's edges. You can also blend this out with a colorless marker if you deem fit.

I die cut a "Slightly Smaller Than A2"-sized stitched rectangle on white cardstock and again on black cardstock. I took my black cardstock panel, marked where I wanted my grounding for the house to be, and die cut a stitched curved edge on the panel. Then an A2-sized rectangle on red cardstock.

I took the white panel and ink blended a background. From the bottom up, I used a light pink, bright pink, and then a lighter red to create an ombré Valentine's Day appropriate sky.

I adhered my black stitched grounding section to the bottom of the ink blended panel. I then laid out how I wanted my houses to be layered, having some houses in front of others to create a little bit of depth, and adhered them. I also adhered my clouds, pairing some of them up, and adhered them with foam tape to raise them off the paper a bit.

I cut two very thin strips of black cardstock and heat embossed one sentiment on each, "You Feel Like Home To Me" and "Happy Valentine's Day". I then adhered those, one sentiment a bit removed and on top of the other, with foam tape in the top left section of my card.

I wanted a little bit of detail on the bottom of my card, so I had some red and white twine on my desk. I wrapped the twine along the bottom edge of my card and tied a bow. Fun tip, when using string to create a bow, sometimes it's hard to get a taught string (i.e. sometimes part of the string on the front is droopy). Remember, nobody is going to see the underneath of your panels, so they don't have to look perfect. I sometimes pull the strings from the back so they look taught on the front. I then take a piece of washi tape to the back to hold the string in place! And see, you'd never really know unless I told you!

I took some red and silver sequins that have been included in past The Rabbit Hole Designs orders and adhered them to my card. I finished by mounting my scene panel to my red A2 panel, and then mounting the entire piece to an A2 card base that is folded on the top edge! And that's how I made my Valentine's Day Card

I used the following products to create this project:


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For more details about products used in this post, you may also follow along at my personal blog, Just a Note by Justin, as well!

No matter how you're celebrating Valentine's Day this year, I hope this card inspires you to go out and create a fun project with one of your favorite Rabbit Hole Designs sets, or even try out a new one!

Thanks for reading, and happy crafting!

Galentine's Day Pizza Easel Card



It's almost Valentine's Day, and you know what that means? That it's almost Galentine's Day too! Amanda here, from Pear Blossom Press, and I've got a fun pizza-shaped galentine, inspired by a sentiment in the Sassy Anti-Valentine stamp set



Easel cards are easy to make with large die cut shapes. I cut three 5½" circles and scored one at ½" and 3." The scored circle is the center piece of the card. I glued the ½" flap to the back layer, and the larger bottom flap to the top circle. This creates a Z fold card base.

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To create the pizza, I searched through my stash and found dies that looked like pizza toppings. I cut them from appropriate colored cardstock and added a little shading with brown ink and a small makeup brush. After the toppings were glued down, I popped up sentiment banners up with foam tape: one on the front of the card, and one inside. The popped up sentiment inside the card allows the easel to stand upright.

The products I used are listed over on my blog, but I encourage you to take a look through your dies and see what you can find. Rotate the shapes, imagine them cut from different colors and see if you can use them in unexpected ways. This is a great way to stretch your supplies and create a card around a sentiment when you don't have a coordinating image stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today. You can find the sister article to this on my blog. Hop on over for links to the specific products I used and more inspiration. I'll be back soon with more fun ways to use your dies in non-traditional ways. 

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Doggone It, Be My Valentine!

Valentine's Day is coming! I'm sharing a card featuring many products from  The Rabbit Hole Designs

I love this card so much and I cannot wait to give it to the Hubs!! 

I stamped the background using the paw print and bone 
from the "Doggone" set with brown ink on kraft paper.
Several paw prints in the set to pick from. 

I used gold glitter glitz gel with the "Candy Twist" stencil. 
Once it dried, I cut it out with a heart die.

Then I stamped, colored and fussy-cut my pups.

I stamped & colored the large open hearts 
from "Love You More" to create balloons.

I stamped the sentiments from "Doggone".

There's glitter pen on the dog's scarf and Nuvo Glaze on the balloons.  


  


 






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 Hope you enjoyed my Valentine take using the "Doggone" set!
Thanks for stopping by! 
-Kelly

Drunken Goat Anti Valentine - Gel Press Tips


Hello my crafty friends! today I am on The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog sharing my Anti Valentine Drunken Goat Card. This card features the Caffeinated Goat and Sassy Sentiments-Anti Valentine stamps sets.  The back ground is created using a gel plate and the coffee mug has be replace with a bottle of... well you can read the sentiment 😂😂😂

If you have not used a Gel Press/plate it is a lot of fun and can be a tad messy, but then again, creativity is not clean.  

A - a gel plate is a solid jelly like plate.   They comes in various sizes.  I am using a 5" x 7" gel plate. You add pigment to the plate (inks, re-inkers, paints, etc...)  and  pull a print from it with a brayer and paper.   You will notice the press is stained, not to worry,  pigments will stain it, but that will not affect the prints you pull.
B - the second gel plate I used has raised heart images
C - I tapped out a yellow, pink, and berry hybrid in in a random pattern on the gel plate
D - I take my soft brayer and roll it over the gel plate blending the inks together and then placed the heart gel plate (heart side down) on top of the inked gel plate, gave it a gentle rub and then lifted it off.  I set the heart plate off to the side as we will be using it in a moment.


A - I place a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" white cardstock on top of the gel plate
B - I added a piece of copy paper on top of the cardstock and gel plate creating a sandwich and keep the back of my card front clean
C - I used the brayer to roll even pressure over the sandwiched paper.  You will see the ink from the brayer  is coming off on the copy paper
D - As the paper is lifted it exposes the background image of hearts
A - We get a second print from the heart gel plate.  I set the heart gel plate down heart side up (the ink is on the hearts from earlier)
B - I added another piece of 4" x 5 1/4" white cardstock on top of the heart gel plate and covered it with a piece of copy paper
C - After rolling it with the brayer, I pulled the print
D - Here you see both pulled prints next to each other.  I chose to use the print pulled from the heart plate for my card.
A - I created a heart stencil using a plastic grid template and one of my heart dies.  I centered it on the heart card front
B - I stenciled the heart in a berry oxide ink
C - I added water droplets to the stenciled heart
D - Using my heat gun to dry the droplets created a distressed heart


A - I blended the outer edges of the card front with a subtle pink oxide ink
B -  Using my stamp positioner, I stamped my Sassy Sentiments - Anti Valentine poem in the upper right part of the stenciled heart with black ink
C - I added the #meh-Meh Sentiment from the Caffeinated Goat sentiment to  the lower right side of the card front using a teal ink
D - I colored the Caffeinated Goat with my alcohol markers. He has a die you can use to die cut him out.  I cut of his coffee mug so he could hold the bottle.  I found a bottle stamp and colored it to look like a adult beverage bottle 😉  The bottle is glued into the goats hand.  He is added to the card front using adhesive foam squares, placing him to the left side on the card front.

A - C - I added nine 1/2 gem embellishments to the card to finish it off before adhering it to the ice blue card base


The Rabbit Hole Designs products use:







Thanks for stopping by!  I has a fun time getting messy and creating  with the Gel Press.  It has been a while since I used it.  I love revisiting techniques and products in my stash.  I hope you enjoyed today's blog and this inspires you to try using a gel plate. As always, please feel free to ask me any questions

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!

Be Creative ~ Stay Inspired
Jenn Gross
@journeycoachjenn




Jen's Cupid

Hello everyone!

Her is a quick card made by our one and only Jen.  I wanted to share her card because it is so simple but oh so CUTE!!


Sometimes less is more ... GREAT job Jen

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