Wednesday, May 31, 2023

TRHD-June Inspiration Hop-Day 3

 Today is the 3rd day of the June new release inspiration hop at The Rabbit Hole Designs and I'm featuring a card made with the new Cherry on Top stamp set, illustrated by Agota Pop.  I always say in my posts that I love puns but maybe something you don't know about me is that I especially love produce puns.  I know that is a weird thing to love!  Maybe it's working in a grocery store for all those years before I had the kids.  Whatever it is, they crack me up.  My favorite pun in this stamp set is definitely "keep calm and cherry on."  So cute!

For my card, I used the brick stencil from The Rabbit Hole Designs to create a blue background.  I colored the cherries with pencils and popped it up on a scalloped circle die.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the background and added some foam tape to the word cherry to give it a little dimension.  It is so fun that the word cherry is included in the coordinating die set!  I mounted the whole card front on the red card base and added a few little red rhinestones for some sparkle.  I'm really happy with how this card turned out.  When I started it, I had a vision for a picnic theme and I think the card really does have a picnic vibe!

For more inspiration, be sure to check out the following blogs. The cards created by the design team at The Rabbit Hole Designs are amazing, you don't want to miss them!  

Monday, May 29, 2023

TRHD-June Inspiration Hop-Day 1

 It's release day over at The Rabbit Hole Designs and there are some super fun summery sets this month!  I had a hard time deciding which card to share today so I let my exchange student choose for me 😀  She said the reason she liked this one is because "the words are funny".  I have to agree, this One in a Melon stamp set, illustrated by Agota Pop,  has a few puns and they are so cute 🍉

I started the card by coloring the image with Caran D'Anche Pablo pencils.  I used the watermelon slice from the stamp set to create a background by stamping the melon in random directions in red and green ink. I add the sentiment in green and used a red strip of card stock behind the sentiment and the cupcake.  I mounted the whole thing on a green card base.  For some sparkle, I added black rhinestones from my stash to mimic watermelon seeds. 

For more inspiration for this stamp set, check out the following blogs.  I know the Rabbit Hole Designs team made some amazing cards for this set and you won't want to miss them!

The Rabbit Hole Designs
Tracy S.

Monday, May 1, 2023


 I can't believe it is May 1st!  2023 is just flying by.  Today marks the start of a new challenge at Once Upon a Time Challenge Blog.  As always, the theme is based off of a children's book cover.  The challenge is to create a card inspired by the cover.  This month's book is One Love by Bob Marley.  It took me a bit to decide how I wanted to make my card.  Usually, I try to mimic the cover of the book in some way but this time I decided to take the theme of One Love and make a wedding card using hearts.  I don't have very many stamps or sentiments relating to weddings but I thought this "Wishing you the most beautiful day" sentiment from The Stamps of Life would be perfect. Since the book has green writing, I decided to use green as the main background color.  So from the book I've pulled the theme of love (hearts and wedding card) and the color green.  The other thing I wanted to add was sparkle so I heat embossed the sentiment in silver and found some shiny silver card stock for the leaves and background of the sentiment.  For the flowers and card front, I used a really pretty glittery white card stock.  Of course it is hard to see in the photos but it really sparkles.  And the last bling I added was silver rhinestones in the center of all the flowers and a few around the sentiment. 

I tried to post a short video so you could see some of the sparkle.  For some reason, it won't post.  You can check out my Instagram if you want to see the video. I think it turned out really well and I it is perfect for my cousin's wedding in a few weeks. 
Now for some exciting news!  Once Upon a Time Challenge Blog is having a design team call!  If you are interested in joining the DT or guest designing, HERE is a link to DT Call details.  I joined as a guest designer for the 2nd challenge and then shortly after decided to join as a design team member.  It's a really fun challenge, especially if you love children's books, and the best part is the commitment is only one card per month.     

I hope you'll join us at Once Upon a Time Challenge Blog this month!  Details, design team inspiration and DT call details can be found on the blog. And make sure to stop by again next month for the June challenge.  I can't give any spoilers but it is a book that most of us will recognize and I can't wait to make the card for it!