Release Day 2: Mornings are for the Dogs

What do you get when you have a house full of kids and not enough coffee? A DISASTER! This brand new Boxer completely understands my pain as I am looking at his scowl! And by the looks of it, his whole village of “dads” are all commiserating their unfortunate situation!!

This amazing stamp is available at the Rabbit Hole Designs store and at Simon Says Stamp!

Image may contain: text

To celebrate day 2 of inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the 3 stamp set’s promoted on 10-01-19, 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

This card was super simple to make. I tried to mask it off and was quite successful until I messed up the background. So plan B, cut and paste! Here is what I did:

  1. Top folding card, 4.25 x 5.5 from Neenah 110 lbs Classic Crest card stock
  2. Use a separate 4.25 x 5.5 piece of white card stock and emboss it with a Sunny Studios starburst embossing folder
  3. Use Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and apply generously over the embossed image
  4. Use a finger dobber to apply Gold Nuvo Mousse over the sunrays. Let this dry
  5. Stamp 5 Boxers with Gina K Amalgam Jet Black ink. This ink is safe for Copic use.
  6. Either fussy cut or use a Scan N Cut to cut out these 5 pups.
  7. Color them with different colors and think of how you want to place them so that two of the same pants/gown/coffee cup colors aren’t next to each other. This will be visually more interesting
  8. Ground the pups by placing some green “grass” on the bottom. You can use a border die to make it look like grass
  9. Use dimensional double sided tape to adhere the three dogs in the front and regular double sided tape for the ones in the background
  10. For the sentiment, I used Versafine Clair ink and a banner die. Attach with dimensional foam

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.

Here is the lineup for our RELEASE HOP:
Shanna Slater
Niccole Kulig
Amanda Stevens
Amanda Wilcox
Lisa Golzbein
Charmaine Canham <—— You are here!!
Echo Noble
Katie Brooks

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.
The Rabbit Hole Designs
The Rabbit Hole Designs Instagram
The Rabbit Hole Designs Facebook Page
The Rabbit Hole Designs Pinterest
The Rabbit Hole Designs YouTube

Thanks for stopping by!! Follow me on Facebook to see more of my projects and say hello!
A tired mother,
Charmaine

Release day 1:You are Brewtiful

I was born and raised Dutch influenced by the English. So my tea is hot, with milk and sugar. Mmm, the most delicious, soothing beverage suitable for any time of the day! The Rabbit Hole Designs team is kicking off our new release with this Steeped in Happiness stamp set that just makes me want to turn on the kettle!

Steeped in Happiness: Clear Stamp Set 4x6

This stamp set is available in the Rabbit Hole Designs store and at Simon Says Stamp!

Image may contain: text

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.

Here is how I made this fun shaker:
1. Top folding card from Neenah White Card stock 110 lbs
2. Glue a nice patterned paper onto the card
3. Die cut two pieces of white card stock smaller than the actual card. One is for the stamped image and the other is to complete the “sandwich” to keep the glitter in
4. Stamp the stamp with Gina K Amalgam Jet Black ink
5. Using a craft knife, carefully cut out the centers of the cups and the pot
6. I used Copics to color my image. Make sure to color the insides where you cut out the centers

7. Place acetate big enough to cover the cut out areas on the back and adhere with double sided tape
8. Use dimensional tape and make small pockets for each cup for the glitter to stay in. So for each cup, make sure the tape is closed off.
9. I used Michaels Chunky Glitter for the inside
10. Sandwich/glue the two white card stock pieces. The shaker is now complete
11. Stamp the sentiment with Versafine Claire. I used the Scan N Cut to cut out the Brewtiful image. Used dimensional tape to adhere it to the edge of the card

Giveaways: To celebrate day 1 inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Steeped in Happiness 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

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

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.
The Rabbit Hole Designs
The Rabbit Hole Designs Instagram
The Rabbit Hole Designs Facebook Page
The Rabbit Hole Designs Pinterest
The Rabbit Hole Designs YouTube

I hope you enjoyed my take on this stamp and make sure to follow along the hop to win some cool stamps!!

Pinky fingers up!
Charmaine
Follow me on Facebook for more craziness!

Hey you swinging Gourd-geous thang!

Release day 3 is here and I have a Jack-o’-Lantern swinging by to scare you!

The Rabbit Hole Designs’ ladies are at it again! This gourdgeous pumpkin can be added to cards, treat bags, tags and anywhere pumpkin spice lovers unite! This stamp can be found at the The Rabbit Hole Designs store and our new friend, Simon Says Stamp.

Every order placed at The Rabbit Hole Designs store will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 08-30-2019 12:01 am PST. EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

This top folding 4.25 x 5.5 card is made by using this stamp, glitter gel, a stencil and a swing mechanism. Here is what I did:

  • First, I used The Crafter’s Workshop Small Aspen Trees stencil and spread Gina K glitter gel over a 6×6 heavy duty card stock. Wash your stencil. Let this result dry.
  • Stamp, color and cut the gourd. I left off the little shadow on the bottom on the pumpkin – this on is going places!!
  • Cut the components of the interactive swing from My Favorite Things. I used acetate for the “swing” part to make it look even spookier! There are Youtube videos on how to use this awesome die!
  • The die set also includes these cloud dies; cut a black and purple set and adhere them a bit offset.
  • Stamp the sentiment.
  • Ensure the gel is dry. Line up the black and purple “clouds” to the stencil result. The die is only 4″ across. Match the size of the clouds to the stencil and cut accordingly. There will be a nice white border on the left and right sides of your card.
  • Take a separate 4.25 x 5.5 card stock and die cut a circle on the lower part of the card stock. You will use this to color the background.
  • Place the card stock (without the circle) over the stenciled background and use a yellow-ish Distress oxide to create the moon.
  • Place the circle you just cut out and place over the yellow moon. Use Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide to create the background. Work from the circle to the outside.
  • Build your swing, adhere the sentiment and watch that baby swing! If you want the pumpkin to swing even stronger, place a penny on the back of the gourd.

I have a second card that only takes a few minutes to make. Simple fussy cut, added dimensional tape and a spooky background piece of paper.

Remember to stamp the sentiment before you place dimensional tape behind the card stock. I used the Versafine Claire stamp pad.

The only thing you may or may not have in your stash is the rectangle, stitched die from My Favorite Things. I have added the link to Simon Says Stamp.

GIVEAWAYS: To celebrate day 3 of inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp sets Pumpkin Friends and Gourd-geous, 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

Make sure to comment on all these blogs!

Katie
Shanna
Niccole
Amanda S
Amanda W
Lisa
Charmaine <—- You are here!
Echo

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

The Rabbit Hole Designs

The Rabbit Hole Designs Instagram

The Rabbit Hole Designs Facebook Page

The Rabbit Hole Designs Pinterest

The Rabbit Hole Designs YouTube

Thank you for stopping by today!!!! I hope you can use a technique I mentioned today! Don’t forget to comment for the chance to win TWO stamp sets!

Happy Gumball cavities,

Charmaine

Boo to you

Welcome to Day 2 of our new release blog hop! I have two kitty cat cards that may remind you of the black cat crossing your road!!

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

Receive this free gift when ordering from Simon Says Stamp!

Click on the image to go to the store!

This first card is similar to my Sassy Unicorn card where I used a stencil and a cutout on the bottom right to highlight the newest stamp. Here is what I did and links to products I used:

  1. First, I applied black Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter gel over the Puzzle Box stencil on heavy duty card stock. Clean the stencil and let it dry.
  2. I stamped and colored the cat with the orange background with Copics. Stamp it on a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of card stock near the bottom corner and glue that on a top folding 4.25 x 5.5 card.
  3. I stamped Happy Halloween separately and cut them using a rectangle die.
  4. Position and cut a circle die large enough to show the cat on the stenciled card stock.
  5. Adhere the two pieces with double sided tape. Finally adhere the sentiments.

REMEMBER: Every order placed with The Rabbit Hole Designs will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 08-30-2019 12:01 am PST. EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

The second card is a little less labor intensive and is even easier to make.

  1. Repeat stamp BOO! across the 4.25 x 5.5 card stock. I did this free hand but you can use a ruler and pencil lines.
  2. I used a 4 x 5.25 rectangle die to make it just a little smaller than the top folding 4.25 x 5.5 card.
  3. Spray the BOO card stock with Sheer Shimmer Spritz for a little sparkle.
  4. Stamp, cut and color the cat with Copics.
  5. Cut a piece of 24 gauge wire in black and silver and loop them in a circle.
  6. Place the cat on dimensional foam tape and adhere over where the wire ends connect.

GIVEAWAYS: To celebrate day 2 of inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set’s Pumpkin Hair don’t Care and Boo to You, 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

Katie
Shanna
Niccole
Amanda S
Amanda W
Lisa
Charmaine <—– You are here
Echo

Thank you for hopping with us! Check out what Echo has to show you!!!

Vampire Bites,

Charmaine

follow me here for more creations http://www.facebook.com/charcards2017

Hex-yeah

It’s already time for copious amounts of candy and a chance for our alter egos to shine through silly costumes. It’s also time for a brand new release from The Rabbit Hole Designs. I made you two cards to bring out your inner witch!

This release is also available at Simon Says Stamp. And if you order from Simon Says Stamp, you will receive this free gift with purchase.

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!

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

Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 08-30-2019 12:01 am PST. EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

Here is the second one that is just a shaking!

  1. I created the background by using black Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel and the Diamond Flower Stencil.
  2. I sloppily applied the gel on a heavy duty card stock big enough to cover a 4.25 x 5.5. top folding card. Clean and dry the stencil.
  3. Stamp, cut and color the stamp. Stamp the sentiment.
  4. Once the gel is dry on the paper, use a frame die, like the MFT Square stitched frames, and make a shaker using a sheet of acetate.
  5. Adhere dimensional tape to the back of the frame.
  6. Add sequins to the center and adhere the frame enclosing the sequins.
  7. Use double sided tape on the stamp and the sentiment and you’re done!

GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate day 1 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

I hope you are enjoying the inspiration hop with us!!

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these awesome places! The Rabbit Hole DesignsThe Rabbit Hole Designs InstagramThe Rabbit Hole Designs Facebook PageThe Rabbit Hole Designs PinterestThe Rabbit Hole Designs YouTube


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

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!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 20190724_1943247629936033019033289.jpg

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.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 20190724_1944124026818366040905272.jpg

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.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 20190724_1944011276829069687109925.jpg

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!

Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!


Ta-ta!

Charmaine

http://www.facebook.com/charcards2017

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

The Rabbit Hole Designs

The Rabbit Hole Designs Instagram

The Rabbit Hole Designs Facebook Page

The Rabbit Hole Designs Pinterest

The Rabbit Hole Designs YouTube

Unicorns are sweet, magical and soo fluffy!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 20190717_0918567505515136284030525.jpg

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!

Image may contain: text

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.

No photo description available.
Click on image for store

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!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is pixlr4378736624258735886.jpg

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!

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places. The Rabbit Hole Designs The Rabbit Hole Designs Instagram The Rabbit Hole Designs Facebook Page The Rabbit Hole Designs Pinterest The Rabbit Hole Designs YouTube

Thank you for visiting!

Charmaine

Follow me at CharCards