All I want want for Christmas…

Happy Saturday!
I hope you like my card featuring this beautiful and sweet Love you more Christmas Frost stamp and die set.

Love you More - Christmas Frost 4x8

This was a very simple card to make. Basic shaker elements, a little bling and a beautiful stamp. I feel it is necessary to buy the coordinating die as even my Brother Scan N Cut had some difficulty cutting the space in between the lovebirds.

I used Copic markers for the stamp and red and silver mirror card stock for the background. The frame inside is easy to create; MFT carries a metal die set that will cut three different sizes of frames. I used the medium size for the silver frame.
Quick Tip: If you use shakers and want some shakers to stay more to the top instead of all being at their feet, glue some shaker elements with some clear glue.

The new release is around the corner and if you love this couple as much as I do, you don’t want to miss it!

Hope to see you around and keep on crafting!
Hugs and Kisses,
Charmaine Canham
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Release day 2: Merry Pigmas Slider

You have seen that Geico add with the pig hanging out the window and going WHHEEEE! My inspiration comes from a lot of weird places!!! LOL! Here he is skiing down a snowy hill!

Here is what I did:
1. Make your background look like a ski slope. I used Tumbled Glass Distress oxide and masking paper to make the slopes.
2. Use a ” Merry” die, this is from Spellbinders, and cut the word randomly across the cardstock.
3. Stamp, cut and color the pig. I used Copics, glossy accents and Wink of Stella for some shine.
4. Use a kinetic die, mine is from Lawn Fawn, and create a slider.
5. To make some snow, use white Liquid Pearls and make “snow” everywhere.

Hop along with us for more inspiration and amazing creations
from our fabulous design team!
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Amanda Stevens https://pearblossompress.com/blog
Amanda Wilcox https://twiddlersnook.blog/blog/
Lisa G http://ohsocutebylisa.blogspot.com/
Charmaine https://charcards.blog/ <—- You are here
Echo http://stampnground.com/index.html/
Cassie https://cassietrstamping.blogspot.com/
Jammie https://www.sweetsentiment.us/
Shanna https://caffeinatedcraftiness.wordpress.com/

DISCOUNT INFORMATION
Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 11-01-2019 12:01 am PST. Excludes Crafters Essentials. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.
**Please Note: Free Shipping WILL NOT be available during the time this discount code is in effect.

**GIVEAWAYS: To celebrate day 2 of inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the 2 stamp set’s promoted on 10-29-19, 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 10-31-19-19 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 11-01-2019

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Thanks for stopping bye! Hope you liked the piggy squeal down the hill!

Charmaine
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Release day 1 Love you more

Finally, some Christmas stamps I can ink up and mix and match with my existing stash! I have two new products from this release wrapped up in one card! Also, I have some giveaway and discount codes to share with you a little later!

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This Love you more stamp set is available at the The Rabbit Hole Designs store and at Simon Says Stamp.

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The Light Me Up stencil is a layering stencil, first for our store.

Here is what I did:
1. Prepare the lights by adhering transfer gel through the stencil. Make sure to wash your stencil immediately after. Make sure it’s completely dry before use.
2. Stamp the couple and color with Copics.
3. I used a Tim Holtz Brick stencil with Distress Oxide for the background.
4. Once the globes are dry, use Gold Deco foil and run the two through a hot laminator.
5. Cut into two pieces and adhere to the card.
6. I added two red mirror strips to the top and bottom. This added some bling to the card.
7. This is a top folding 4.25 x 5.5 card.

**GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate day 1 inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Love you more – Christmas Frost 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 10-31-19 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 11-01-2019

Hop along with us on the blogs for more ideas and inspiration!
TRHD Blog
Amanda Stevens https://pearblossompress.com/blog
Amanda Wilcox https://twiddlersnook.blog/blog/
Lisa G http://ohsocutebylisa.blogspot.com/
Charmaine https://charcards.blog/ <—- You are here
Jammie https://www.sweetsentiment.us/
Michelle https://passionatecrafter.blogspot.com/
Shanna https://caffeinatedcraftiness.wordpress.com/

DISCOUNT INFORMATION
Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 11-01-2019 12:01 am PST. Excludes Crafters Essentials. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.
**Please Note: Free Shipping WILL NOT be available during the time this discount code is in effect.

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Thank you for stopping by! I love this time of year and all that it stands for!!
Reindeer Kisses,

Charmaine

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Roll me in Glitter

After a very rough week and illness we shared liked M&M’s in my house, nothing makes me happier than making a card. And my subject? Our trusty sassy unicorn!

This stamp is available at The Rabbit Hole Designs and at Simon Says Stamp.

Here is what I did:
1. I have had this fabulous glitter cardstock for years and decided today was the day to use it. I die cut a circle off center from the left corner.
2. Add silver vellum in the open circle spot.
3. Stamp, cut and color the unicorn.
4. I used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut the unicorn and the word unicorn.
5. This is a top folding card, 4.25 x 5.5.

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I hope you can make this easy card that will make a friend’s day brighter!

Unicorn kisses,
Charmaine
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Unity Stamp Company is having a sale!!!!

Do you know that Unity Stamp Company is a small US business located in Minnesota? Do you know that they create the most beautiful stamps and manufacturer them right here stateside? https://www.unitystampco.com

Here a few of my samples I designed for them.

Also, their fan page is such a FAB place! You will learn so much from other everyday people that also want to make the world a nicer place. Check them out on Facebook Unity Show and Tell.

Brand new. Just released.

Support local companies, especially for this buying season coming up!

Thanks,

Charmaine

Dashing through the NO

Good morning my Caffeinated critters! I like to make extravagant cards that take hours but decided that I need a quick card with a punch! Well, here he is in all his Christmas glory!

This caffeinated reindeer stamp and metal die are available at the Rabbit Hole Design and Simon Says Stamp stores.

Here is what I did:
1. I stamped a few reindeer on Neenah 110 lbs card stock and fed it through my Brother Scan N Cut. I used Gina K Amalgam ink (Copic friendly). There is also a die available for this stamp.

2. I used Copics to color this reindeer. Use a white Gelly pen for highlights and candy canes.

3. Using a 4 x 5 1/4 white card stock piece, I stamped the “dashing through the no” multiple times, 1/4 apart, with my Misti. I like using VersaFine Claire ink for sentiments! There are two green card varieties.

4. Stamp the sentiment and cut with a metal die. To add some shine to the card, also cut a red piece from red mirror card stock. Assemble with double sided tape.

5. Attach a matching green card stock to the stamped base’s back. This should be about an 1/8th bigger than the stamped base.

6. This is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 top folding card. Attach the sentiment with double sided tape and the reindeer with dimensional foam tape.
7. For the inside, cut a piece of 60 or 80 lbs colored paper, 4 1/8 x 10 1/2. Fold at center, stamp sentiment and adhere with double sided tape.

8. Match your envelope and you’re done! I made 4 cards under two hours.

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I hope you will give this a try! Clean and simple for the win!

Reindeer kisses,
Charmaine
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Howl you doin, Therm-o-Web?

Morning Rabbit Hole fans!
We are collaborating with Therm-o-Web this week and sharing how we incorporate crafty items into our own designs using The Rabbit Hole Designs stamps. I hope you are able to fit these ideas into your own creations! There are also some prizes to win!!!

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Using our favorite boxer for this project available at Simon Says Stamp and at The Rabbit Hole Designs stores.

These are clear designer toner sheets. You get 4x A2 sheets in each pack and can be cut accordingly. This is similar to acetate, but already with an image printed on.

To color the toner sheet, choose a Deco foil transfer sheet color that will match your project. I used Emerald watercolor today. Links are on the images.

Here is how I made this Boxer shake:
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**Switch on your laminator!***
1. Stamp, cut and color Boxer. I used Copics to color.
2. Stamp and cut the sentiment.
3. Use a frame die to make the actual shaker part.

4. Cut the clear designer sheet to 4 x 5.25. You can also use a stitched die.
5. Cut a piece of transfer sheet big enough to cover the clear designer sheet.
6. Following the instructions on the packaging, feed the sheet and toner sheet through a hot laminator. The “black” picks up the green and all the shine!
7. Adhere the frame to the designer sheet on top.
8. Apply foam tape underneath the sheet and frame. The frame hides the foam tape.
9. This is a top folding 4.25 x 5.5 card. Place sequins/shakers on top of the card and finish the shaker.
10. Apply the dog and sentiment, and you are done in 10 steps!

Hope you liked my card and all the elements I used from Therm-O-Web. These Clear Designer Toner Sheets are amazing and very easy to work with. I hope you will give it a try!

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

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Leafy kisses!
Charmaine 
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Therm O Web Collaboration: Fall is in the Air

Morning Friends! 

This week we are teaming up with Therm O Web to showcase you some old and new products that we use in our products. 

I am an Autumn baby so these gold Deco Foil and leafy designer toner sheets just spoke to me! I will link all my products used in the post.

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Using my favorite Love you more stamp, I decided that they need a Fall background. This stamp set is available at the Rabbit Hole Design store and at the Simon Says Stamp store

Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets - Endless Leaves picture
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets - Copper picture
Love You More Clear Stamp 4x6

Here is what I did:
** Switch on your laminator***
1. Stamp, cut and color the lovely couple. I used Copics.
2. Cut a heart out of Tonic Metal Sheets/Aluminium Foil sheets, Copper Kettle
3. Stamp the sentiment on yellowish paper, used  My Creative Time’s sentiment strip for the stitched die
4. For the “Fall”, I used Pinkfresh’s Adore Alpha Die Set and craft foam. Cut another set out of yellow cardstock and another out of gold/ mirror card stock. 
5. Glue the foam and cardstock with liquid adhesive. I used Gina K connect glue

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6. Now for the fun background: This clear Deco Foil Designer Toner Sheet, Endless Leaves, is GORGEOUS.
7. Pair it with ICraft Deco Foil Copper Cabre transfer sheet and run it through the laminator.(Follow the directions of the packaging). 
The Rabbit Hole has transfer sheets in stock as well. Click here.
8. Cut the leafy background down to your card size (4.25 x 5.5)
9. Adhere the leafy background to the card using Therm O Web tape runner. This will not show through the clear sheet. Amazing right???
10. Adhere all the elements onto the card and as a final touch, use the gold “shadow outline” from letters and adhere to the word Fall. 
11. I used dimensional tape to adhere the sentiment

Hope you liked my card and all the elements I used from Therm O Web. These Clear designer Toner Sheets are amazing and very easy to work with. I hope you will give it a try!

Leafy kisses!

Charmaine 
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Release day 3: Hoo needs Caffeine?

I like coffee. I also like gin and tonic. Social etiquette says I have to choose one depending on the time of day. Does it matter that I was born on a different continent with a 7 hours time difference? These are the questions that I ponder…….

Bringing us back to coffee…LOOK AT THIS OWL!!! Oh my goodness, isn’t this the cutest thing? This little fluffy thing is available now!

Caffeinated: Owl Clear Stamp 3x4

This Caffeinated Owl is available at the Rabbit Hole Designs store
and at Simon Says Stamp.

Circles & Stars - 6x6 Stencil
Find this Circles and Stars stencil at either store as well.
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To celebrate day 3 of inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the 3 stamp sets promoted on 10-02-19, 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 10-09-19 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 10-04-2019

Here is what I did:

  1. This is a top folding 4.25 x 5.5 card
  2. Cut another 4.25 x 5.5 white heavy card stock. This is what you will be working with.
  3. Stamp the owl a little cockeyed off the page with Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Ink
  4. Color the owl with Copics. I used W1, W3 and W5 markers
  5. Make a mask using masking paper and fussy cut
  6. Mask the owl and then use Distress Oxides (Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot and Seedless Preserves)
  7. Use the Circles and Stars stencil and Hero Arts Unicorn White ink
  8. Remove the mask and touch up the edges on the owl (if needed)
  9. The tree branches are from MFT, use a white gelly pen to mimic the stars reflection
  10. Stamp the sentiment and die cut with a SSS banner die
  11. Adhere to card base with simple double sided tape

The lineup is as follows for all 3 days:
Shanna Slater
Niccole Kulig
Amanda Stevens
Amanda Wilcox
Lisa Golzbein
Charmaine Canham <—— You are here!!
Echo Noble
Katie Brooks

Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 10-04-2019 12:01 am PST. There are no exclusions on this code it is applicable to your whole order.
Please Note: There will not be free shipping available during the time this discount code is in effect. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.
The Rabbit Hole Designs
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The Rabbit Hole Designs Pinterest
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Hoot-Hoot!
Charmaine