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“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”

~ Meister Eckhart

I am an avid card maker who likes to learn and share all that is artsy. Grab some coffee and some ink and stay awhile.

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Unicorns are sweet, magical and soo fluffy!

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Hi Sassy friends! 

My name is Charmaine from CharCards and I this will be my first time designing for The Rabbit Hole Designs blog. I am very honored to have been chosen for the team as these stamps speak to my sassy, sarcastic inner wild child. This was a definitely a match made in heaven!

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Let me show you how I made Miss Sassy Pants sparkle using heat and foil!

This magical stamp set can be used to make funny, sweet and silly cards. I chose to make a friendship card with the flying unicorn.

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The front of the card is made by using one of the newly released stencils, Diamond Flower stencilDeco Foil Transfer gel and foil similar to Deco Foil Silver Star foil available at The Rabbit Hole Designs store and at Simon Says Stamp.

Before we start getting shiny, switch on the laminator. Give it a good 20 minutes before using.

Place the 6×6 stencil over a sheet of Neenah cardstock 110lb paper, or any other heavy duty cardstock. I use washi tape to keep everything in place but Pixie Spray is pretty handy here. Smear the transfer gel evenly across the stencil and paper using a craft knife or old credit card. Immediately wash the stencil in warm soapy water to avoid hardening of the gel. Set this aside and allow the gel to dry for about an hour. 

Stamp and fussy cut the unicorn. I use a Brother Scan n Cut to save some time. To avoid from distracting  from the beautiful foil, I kept the coloring of the unicorn to a minimum. I used two shades of pink for the hair and Copic markers C1 and C3 for the “white” of Sassy’s body. Adhere a few pieces of dimensional tape to the back to give her some pizzaz!

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This is a 4.25 x 5.5 top folding card. Adhere patterned paper on the inside of the card, same size as the card.  For the sentiment, I used a dialogue box die and the sweet friend sentiment.

Place Silver Star foil or similar foil over the dried gel on cardstock. Sandwich both pieces between parchment paper and feed it through the laminator. Set the dial to 5mm. Cut the beautiful, shiny result the same size as the card, 4.25 x 5.5.

Place a circle die big enough on the bottom corner of the result and position the unicorn in such a way that the unicorn doesn’t get hung up as the card is opened. Use the shiny result card stock sans the circle and draw a pencil mark on the front of the white card to make an additional circle die cut. Two cuts are necessary because the gel result with two layers of cardstock might not make a smooth, clean cut. Adhere the shiny piece to the front, adhere Miss Sassy and there you are!

Pretty, shiny unicorn card!

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Thank you for visiting!

Charmaine

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GCA’s Fall Festival and Holiday Market Spotlight

I am so excited to be participating at this years’ Greenville Classical Academy Fall Festival in November. Judging was tough and started as early as January.

One of my Christmas cards from last year

CharCards – Charmaine Canham is a new vendor for GCA’s Fall Festival and Holiday Market this year with her personal and custom handcrafted cards for any occasion! Click her link to peruse some of her beautiful, thoughtful and funny cards that will delight any recipient. #gcafallfestival #holidaymarket #yeahTHATgreenville

Please leave a comment or share if you will be in the South Carolina area. Sharing will help promote this event, even if you live FAR FAR away.

Thanks you!

Charmaine Canham

Fly, fly away with me!

Good Morning! Ready to make something pretty??


I am coming out of my glitter fort to bring you this awesome shiny card. Grab your laminator, foil and this gorgeous stamp!

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This is a very doable card, it took about two hours to do everything. 


This is a top folding 4.25 x 5.5 card. 


I used the previously released Love you More stamp and one of the new stencils, Candy Twist, to make the background. 

Click on the images to go to the store. Also, these stamps and stencils are also now available at Simon Says Stamp!  

Place the 6×6 stencil over a sheet of Neenah cardstock 110lb paper, or any other heavy duty cardstock. I use washi tape to keep everything in place but Pixie Spray is pretty handy here. Smear the transfer gel evenly across the stencil and paper using a craft knife or old credit card. Immediately wash the stencil in warm soapy water to avoid hardening of the gel. Set this aside and allow the gel to dry for about an hour. Switch on your laminator. Give it a good 20 minutes to heat up before use.

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Now, stamp, cut and color your pretty people and buildings. I used Copics and didn’t focus too much on the detail. The main attraction of this card will be the foiled stencil result. For the background, I used a green and blue distress oxide palette. Nothing fancy, just enough to peak through.


Vellum “paper” is a fantastic way to soften any card. I used a fluffy cloud metal die from Sunny Studios to cut clouds for the top and the bottom. Using black StazOn ink, stamp the sentiment on the vellum. This ink is amazing as it is PERMANENT! Give it a second to dry.

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Make sure the transfer gel is dry. Place a piece of red foil large enough to cover over the cardstock. Depending on your laminator (***please read your instructions***) place the foil and dried gel cardstock through the laminator.

Some machines require you to place your product in a piece of parchment paper to run through the machine.


Using the fluffy cloud die, cut two pieces from the red foiled product that match the vellum pieces.


Adhere the vellum to the red with a little overlap, and then to the card. Cut off excess paper to match the card size. Place the people on dimensional tape and use regular adhesive for the buildings.


I hope you have a fantastic day and appreciate you supporting a new and small business! We are all so excited that you are here growing with us!

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Ta-ta!

Charmaine

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You are important

Simple cards are usually the most stunning to me. A little silver embossing and little sentiment on dimensional tape, and ta-da!

I love Unity Stamp Company’ stamps and they are so versatile for any occasion. See what I made tonight:

One piece of black cardstock, 4.25 x 5.5 with silver heath embossed background.

Botanical Background

Color the black space with the blue (or any color) pen.You can get Souffle pens from any lobby store. These pens give a milky smooth look and is affordable with a coupon😉

I used this beautiful sentiment from Unity’s April sentiment kit. Placed some dimensional foam underneath and used some small gauge wire for a bit of interest. (Click for the link)

Thank you for all your love!!! Have a great week!

Charmaine Canham

Thank you for loving me

My little daughter has shown me to slow down but also get creative with my sass! We both love being outside and enjoy coloring and creating cards.

Let me show you how I played with masking, distress oxides with just two stamps.

Start with blending your yellow and red. Center your “Sun” and work towards the outside. Don’t fret about streaking the oxides. Next, add the blue and purple closer to the edgeof the paper. Come in with the yellow used in the beginning and blend/ smooth out the colors. This makes the sun still glow.

Have a lovely Sunday afternoon and I hope you get to spend time with your little ones! Leave me a comment or a like if you would please!

Charmaine Canham