Hey you!

If you have been following my cards this month you have probably noticed that I am trying to use my scraps. Cut out frames, uncolored embossed images and cut out sentiments litter my table. What better way to bring those unused treasures and make it into one stunning card?

I have a slight obsession with this Delectable border background. It’s a perfect stamp for the upcoming celebrations like weddings, Easter and Mother’s Day cards.

This may look like a complicated card but it’s quite simple.

Here is what I did:

White heat emboss one image on watercolor paper. Heat emboss another image on white 110lbs card stock with WOW Primary Dovetail Regular embossing powder. Cut the latter to 4 x 5.25 and adhere to a topfolding 4.25 x 5×5 Neenah Desert Storm (110lbs) card stock base. Set aside.

Die cut 3 frames using stitched rectangle dies from the same Desert Storm card stock. Attach using liquid adhesive to move the frames until they are lined up. The “hey you” sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios. It has a shadow to the words; use vellum for this. I used green metallic card stock for the words. Adhere and  set aside.

Now for the middle part. Take the embossed image on water color paper and color with water colors. You can also use Distress Oxides with water for this. I am a poor watercolorist. But a trick I have learned is that if you use two or three shades of the same color and dab it on here and there, you achieve some depth, “accidentally”! Make sure to dry this before the next step.

Use a craft knife and cut out the white center along the leaves and roses. I did not take great care in doing this, but make sure your lines are clean and not jagged. Now, it’s easy after this.

Take your 3 frames you have glued together earlier and position it over the center of the roses. See where you have the most flowers inside the frame and glue the frame to the roses. Following the outside line of the frame, cut off the excess paper. To add some shine to the middle, use acetate, or even vellum. This acetate already had some silver foiled dots on it, so BONUS! Adhere the acetate to the back of your frame. Cut along the outside of the frame and trim the acetate. This also gives some stability to the flowers.

Finally, add your sentiment. I used Therm-o-web Tape Runner XL Permanent on the back of the vellum. This tape does not leave sticky marks on vellum or acetate! Adhere all this to the top folding card with strong double sided tape.

Have a great weekend!
Charmaine
CharCards

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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