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Happy Birthday MVP!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Touchdown Trevor – R027 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Happy Birthday MVP – G174 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Both of my brothers were All Stars when they played Football in High-School a long time ago. Sports were always a big part of our lives growing up and for a lot of our family, they still are!!!

To make my card this week, the image and sentiment were both stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to die cut the image and then I coloured it in with Copic markers. For the background, I used my Cricut Explore to die cut the football and goal post using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper with an image from 3 Birds – Life’s a A Party. Using pre-cut stencils for clouds, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and a Picket Fence – Blending Brush to create them. I added in the grass with a Picket Fence – Blending Brush, finger dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn. Black, brown and yellow cardstock were added behind the cut-out. The sentiment was cut with my cutter and the corners were snipped off with scissors. To give it an edge, I went around the cut sentiment with Copic marker – E23.

To assemble the card, I used The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″) for the base. 2-sided tape was applied to the back of the coloured background image and it was attached directly to the base. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was attached to the back of the coloured image and back of sentiment and applied to the top of the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Touchdown Trevor – R027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Birthday MVP – G174 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″), Yellow Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Brown Cardstock

Cricut Die Cuts: 3 Birds – Life’s a A Party

Stencil: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie , Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set (Used both to create stencils)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Brother Scan and Cut, Cricut Explore

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Browns: E29, E27, E25, E23

Gold: E15, Y35, Y108, YR24

Pants: C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Living to be 110!!


Just loved the sentiment and the happy go lucky image called 5279 – Be Happy Laugh Lines by Art Impressions. I used to belong to a weight club called TOPS until Covid hit and thought this would be a fun card to make for one of my former Tops Pals.

Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image and sentiment were stamped onto the paper using my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink. The image was coloured with Copic markers and I heat embossed the sentiment with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. The image was then mounted onto Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″) cardstock.

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiment: 5279 – Be Happy Laugh Lines (Art Impressions)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Tools: Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E22, R27, R24, R22, R20

Hair: C7, C5, V3

Dress: BV13, BV04, BV02, BV01

Apron and Slippers: V09, V06, V04, C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Shadow: B41, B21, B14, B12

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Surfin’ Dudley!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used High Hopes Stamps’ image Surf Scene Dudley – S244. I’ve seen surfers in action while travelling the world, but have never gone on one myself. Who knows, maybe someday???? Dudley, sure looks happy sporting his vacation pose. LOL!

Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and used Copic – Opaque White to create the splash on the waves. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers were both used to die cut the coloured image and background papers. The edges were inked around with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough. The image was then attached to the Aqua background using double-sided tape.

To assemble the card, I began with a base card of Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″). I popped up the 2 backgrounds with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and attached them both to the base card. Lastly, I added some pop-dots from CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Surf Scene Dudley – S244 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, DCWV – Coastal – 12″ x 12″, Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones, Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Dragon: G94, G82, G46, YG07, YG03, YG00, BV04, BV02, BV01 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Bathing Suit: YR18, YR16, Y08

Surf Board: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, YR16, YR14, Y08, Y04

Water: BG70, BG32, BG11, B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B04, B02, B01, (Copic – Opaque White)

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Sand: E37, E35, E33, E31

Clouds: BG70, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Live Life!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I’m sharing a card I made from the High Hopes Rubber Stamps “Mix It Up Release”  using Sports Car 1 – SS048 for the main image and Live Life – GG037 for the sentiment! It would be great to win a lottery and drive something similar to this awesome car! Then, I could rent a race track and speed around it. That would be sooooo much fun! LOL!

To make my card this week, I stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around it and set it aside. A piece of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card was cut to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″ for me to create my background. The background was also coloured in with Copic markers. Next, I die cut the background using my Cuttelbug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. The sentiment was die cut with Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies and for the outer square, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out die was used. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire was used to ink around the edges of both squares.

To assemble the card, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was attached to the backs of the car image, sentiment and larger blue square. The background coloured image was adhered directly to the base card of The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″). The car and the sentiment were than attached onto the main background.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Sports Car 1 – SS048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Live Life – GG037 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″), Blue cardstock

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Sports Car: B39, B37, B14, B12, B000, C10, C8, C6, C5, C3, C1, C0

Mountains: BV23, BV20, C7, C5, C3, C1, B000

Sky and Fence: B00, B000, B000, Colorless Blender

Roadway: E74, E71, E70, BV23, BV20, W2, W0, C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, B00, Rubbing Alcohol, Q-Tip

Check out some other fun new returning stamps from the Mix It Up Release here:
Mix It Up Release – High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Birthday Celebration!!


Today, I’m sharing a miniature birthday card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Meow Meow 01 – D20013 for the main image and for the sentiments Birthday 07 – DCS17058 and Birthday 08 – DCS17059. I always wanted to try this type of miniature card! I just love the way you get the 3-D effect when you open the card.  So much fun. LOL!

Inside the card:

To make this card I used Lawn Fawn – Centre Picture Window Card to create the base card out of Hot Pink cardstock. The same dies were also used to create the centre pieces and banner using Your Next Stamp Designer Paper Pad – Birthday Girl. The same paper was also used to create the background on the card, front panel and side panels using Lawn Fawn – Centre Picture Window Card Add-On dies. Your Next Stamp – Mini Balloon Trio Die Set was used to die cut the floating balloons and then I tied some black thread to the base of the balloons. I cut 3 small pieces of clear plastic about a 1/4″ wide and attached the double-sided tape to the back of the balloon and at the base of the plastic as well to be used later.

Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and also the sentiments onto the patterned pieces. I coloured the image in with Copic markers and then fussy cut around it.

I assembled the card using double-sided tape for each of the panels and centre pieces. I attached the balloons by putting 2 behind the presents and 1 from the top centre piece. Lastly, I added a little bit of double-sided tape to the bottom of the coloured image and attached it to the front of the main centre piece. For the sentiment on the front panel, I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber and then popped it up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I added 2 balloons and used a black marker to create the tails for the balloons.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Meow Meow 01 – D20013 – Dreamerland Crafts

Sentiments: Birthday 07 – DCS17058 – Dreamerland Crafts, Birthday 08 – DCS17059 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Your Next Stamp Designer Paper Pad – Birthday Girl – 6″ x 6″

Die Cut: Lawn Fawn – Centre Picture Window Card, Lawn Fawn – Centre Picture Window Card Add-On, Your Next Stamp – Mini Balloon Trio Die Set (YNSD241)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitten: C8, C6, C4, R30, R24, R20 (Noses – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Cake and Icing:  RV66, RV55, RV52, RV06, RV04, RV02, G02, Y08, YR16

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts and Pointer Scrapbooking on the Facebook Fan pages from the rest of our design team.

Birthday Presents and Cake!!


Sharing a birthday card that I made for a friend using a digital image from Polkadoodles called Cake Time Digi – Winnie Celebrations 2. I really love this awesome collection.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and then printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer using High Quality Grayscale. I found this to be the best setting as it doesn’t smudge when you colour. Next, I used Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Oval dies to die cut the image out. The image was coloured in with Copic markers.

Using Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones – 5.5″ x 4.25″ cardstock as the base. I stamped the sentiment using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat the embossing powder. All of the edges of the card were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry.

3M VHB – 2 sided tape was applied to the back of the die cut and attached directly to the base. Lastly to finish off the card, I added some Crafts – Rhinestone Stickers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Cake Time Digi – Winnie Celebrations 2 – Polkadoodles

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones

Die Cut: Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Oval

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Miscellaneous: Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Crafts – Rhinestone Stickers

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R22, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E42

Dress and Shoes: B06, B04, B02, B01, RV66, RV63, RV55, RV52, E50, E30, Atyou Spica – Blossom – 14

Cake: RV55, RV02, RV00, E25, E23, G07, G02, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Flowers in Hair: RV55, RV00, Y17, Y02, Y00

Presents: G02, G00, RV55, RV52, RV02, B02, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Shadow: C3, C2, C1, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Surfing Gabriel!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Surfing Gabriel – TT516 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and No Waves – FR011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Gabriel is enjoying the waves and the bright skies. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up here so that I can start swimming again too!

To make my card this week, I die cut a square from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. A larger square was cut using Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies and spare blue cardstock. The image and sentiment were both stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers. Then, I created a mask and put it over top of the coloured image and added in my clouds using various Tim Holtz inks listed below and Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (Used to create stencils). To create the spray on the waves, I mixed a little bit of FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint and Delta Ceramcoat – White paint and applied it to the coloured image using a 1/4″ H.J. Domed Dry Stipple brush. For a little extra sparkle, I added some DecoArt Glamour Dust while the paint was still wet.

Brother Scan and Cut was used to die-cut around the sentiment. Edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch. A second circle was die cut using Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles out of aqua cardstock and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers.

To assemble the card, I used Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 for the base. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean was used to ink around the edges of the card. The coloured image was glued to the larger square and the sentiment was glued to the larger circle. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was attached to the backs of the larger circle and square and attached to the base card. To finish it off, YNS Gumdrops were added.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Surfing Gabriel – TT516 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: No Waves – FR011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards), Aqua cardstock, Blue cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Stencil: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie (Used to create stencils)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, 1/4″ H.J. Domed Dry Stipple, YNS Gumdrops, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Swim Trunks: B79, B69, B66, YG03, YG01

Surf Board: Y38, Y17, Y15, YR18, YR16, BG57, BG32, BG11

Water: BG70, B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B02, B01, B000

Water Droplets: B06, B02, B00

Sentiment: B000

Foamy Water: FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, Delta Ceramcoat – White, DecoArt Glamour Dust

Check out some other fun new stamps from the vault for Boys and Men here:
THE VAULT IS OPEN! MEN & BOYS RELEASE Archives – High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Fishing Gnomes!!


Sharing a birthday card that I made recently for my dad using Stampendous – Gnome Fishing (SSC1341). My dad lives to fish and loves to go whenever possible. Lucky for him, the fisheries usually stock the lake where his camp is. It’s in a secluded spot, so the fish have time to mature and grow.

Using Memento – Tuxedo Black and my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, I stamped all of the images onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The images were coloured in with Copic markers.

Once the images were completed, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers were used to die cut the papers. Double-sided tape was used to add the 2 layers to the base of the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Stampendous – Gnome Fishing (SSC1341)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Black, The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274

Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E53, E51, E50, R30, R20

Beards: W5, W4, W3, W1

Shirts: YG17, YG13, YG03, B04, B02

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Hats and Boat: R39, R37, R35

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Fish: R83, R81, BG000, C0, G000, YG03, B000

Sand: E37, E35, E33, E31

Trees: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01, G19, G17, G09, G05, BG99, BG96, BG93

Water: BG72, BG70, B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B000, C0

Sky, Sun and Mountains: BV25, BV23, Y04, B04, B02, B01, B00

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Surfer Bob!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Surfer Bob – TT519 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Surf’s Up – FR009 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Wild and crazy Bob has awesome balance on his surf board. We had the opportunity to see surfers in Hawaii riding the waves on one of our trips. It was amazing!!! I’ve never tried surfing before, but I would sure love to. It’s definitely on my bucket list. LOL!

To make my card this week, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper folded to 4.25″ x 5.5″ for the base. I cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the same size as the base and stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and created my own background.

To create the background, I first created a mask of Surfer Bob using Post-It Note paper and fussy cut around the image. Then I put it over top of the coloured image. Using a Picket Fence – Blending Brush and Lawn Fawn – Cloudy Stencil, I began the top of the sky with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. I did this for 2 rows and then switched to Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, followed by Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China. The mask was removed and the water was created by just adding a mixture of strokes with the Copic colours listed below.

I added double-sided tape to the coloured image and attached it to the base. Then, I mixed a little bit of FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint and Delta Ceramcoat – White paint. Using a 1/4″ H.J. Domed Dry Stipple brush, I created the water spray for the waves. For a little extra sparkle, I added some DecoArt Glamour Dust while the paint was still wet.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Surfer Bob – TT519 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Surf’s Up – FR009 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Stencil: Lawn Fawn – Cloudy Stencil

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, 1/4″ H.J. Domed Dry Stipple

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Swim Trunks: B69, B52, Y17, C01 for shading

Surf Board: Y17, Y15, YR18, YR16, YR14

Water: BG72, BG70, B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B02, B01, B000, C0

Foamy Water: FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, Delta Ceramcoat – White, DecoArt Glamour Dust

Check out some other fun new stamps from the vault for Boys and Men here:
THE VAULT IS OPEN! MEN & BOYS RELEASE Archives – High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Snoozing Gnome!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs new April Release called Snoozing Gnome. This little gnome is relaxing and enjoying the day. The image also comes with 2 other sayings, “pause and Reset” and “just Breathe”.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers.

For the base card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper was used at the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I created the cloud background using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Broken China and Tumbled Glass and Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Snoozing Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts Stencils: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E42

Shirt: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Hat: R59, R37, R35

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Mushroom: R46, R14, R08, E43, E42, E40, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Soccer Fun!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Soccer Gabriel – SS525 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Awesome & Wonderful – FR001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Soccer has become a really big sport in North America over the last while. In Europe, they call it “Football”! We have 6 soccer fields at the end of our street in the park and before Covid, the fields were packed with both young and old from morning till night with teams competing. It looks like Gabriel is saving the day for his team today! LOL!

To make my card this week, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper folded to 4.25″ x 5.5″ for the base. I cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and created my own background.

To create the background it was fairly easy. After stamping the main image, I drew in the net using a lead pencil and ruler for the main frame and the goal line. Once I was satisfied with the look, I erased the harsh lines so that they were barely visible. I used a combination of green Copic markers and just made small circles everywhere to give the lawn some texture. I also used the chisel edge nib to cover more of the background easier. For the trees, again I used another combination of greens. I based the entire tree line with YG91 and then just drew a bunch of squiggly lines to create round and triangular shapes using the various markers listed below to give the effect of a forest. Lastly, I took a Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen and using a ruler made vertical and horizontal lines to create the netting.

To assemble the card, I applied some Tombow Multi Mono Liquid glue to the back of the coloured image and applied it to the base. I stamped out the sentiment and inked around the edges first with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn and then a black marker to make the outer lines crisp.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Soccer Gabriel – SS525 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Awesome & Wonderful – FR001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Tombow – Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Shirt, Socks and Shoes: B18, B16, B14, B12, B04, B02, C3, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Shorts: C9, C8, C5, B04, B02

Soccer Ball: C9, C1, C0, C00

Goal Post and Goal Line: C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG11, YG03

Trees: G99, G94, G85, YG97, YG91, YG63

Check out some other fun new stamps from the vault for Boys and Men here:
THE VAULT IS OPEN! MEN & BOYS RELEASE Archives – High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
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Let’s Ride!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Skateboarder Gabriel – TT521 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Let’s Ride – FR006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It’s always fun to see skateboarders at our local park doing their awesome tricks and showing off their amazing skills. Unfortunately, I have never had the co-ordination to stay on one. LOL! How about you?

To make my card this week, I used The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″) paper for the base. I cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the same size as the base and stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and created my own background. I wanted it to look like Gabriel was on his way down the ramp. Once the image was coloured, I took a little bit off of each side, so that when I glued it to the base, the base card would create a slim frame around the image.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Skateboarder Gabriel – TT521 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Let’s Ride – FR006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Tombow – Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43

T-Shirt: BG07, BG05, BG02

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Shoes: E27, E25, E23, E21

Skateboard: Y17, Y08, R39, R37, R35

Ramp: T7, T6, T5, T4, T3, T1

Sky: B01, B00, B000, Colorless Blender

Check out some other fun new stamps from the vault for Boys and Men here:
THE VAULT IS OPEN! MEN & BOYS RELEASE Archives – High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Purr-fect Day!!


Today, I’m sharing a birthday card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Meow Meow 03 – D20015. This little kitten is having an amazing day, getting up early, playing, relaxing and then saying her prayers for the next day to be the same all over again. If we could all live the life of a spoiled kitten, life would be amazing! LOL!

To make this card I used a base card of 6.5″ x 8.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I scored it at 3.25″.  Next, using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Pillows Die, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and Recollections – Petite Floral – Double Sided paper.  Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped all of the images onto the various shaes and coloured them in with Copic markers. I created the sentiment using a ruler and Pigma Micron 03 black marker.

To assemble the card, I applied glue to the back of the patterned paper and attached it directly to the base. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry was used to ink around all of the outside and inside edges of the die cut. For all of the images and sentiment, I first ran them through my Xyron Creative Station to turn them into stickers. Also, this would give me full coverage to lay them flat. I inserted each of them into their respective places of the die cut.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Meow Meow 03 – D20015 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections – Petite Floral – Double Sided 12 x 12 in (30.4 x 30.4 cm)

Die Cut: Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Pillows Die (WSD473)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Pigma Micron 03 black marker, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cats: C7, C5, C3, R30, R20, 100

Sun, Window, Sky:  Y08, Y06, Y04, B04, B02, B01, E25, E23

Bandana: RV02, RV000, R27

Coffee Cup: R85, R83, R81, E23, E21, C3, C1, C0

Backgrounds: G02, G00, G000, G0000, RV10, RV02

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts and Pointer Scrapbooking on the Facebook Fan pages from the rest of our design team.

Dam Good Birthday!


Sharing a card I made for my younger brother’s birthday. He sometimes likes to use “choice” words, so I couldn’t resist  these little characters and sentiment from Whimsy Stamps called Beaver Birthday Clear Stamps. LOL! The little tree stump and stacked logs are from Your Next Stamp – Autumn Animals (CYNS605) and the larger log is from Craftin Desert Diva’s – Build A Scene (Retired).

To make this card, I first stamped all of the images onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black and my MISTI.  My Brother Scan and Cut was used to cut around all of the images, which were then coloured with copic markers. The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

The base card was created using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock folded to the size of 8-1/4″ x 3-1/4″. To create the clouds in the background, I used the same paper cut to the same size as the base and using a template that I had previously created using Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks – Broken China and Blueprint Sketch. For the slim-line die cut, I used Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Wave Dies and Craftsmart Hot Buy – Christmas Embossed paper. Then I inked around the entire die cut with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tea Dye to make it pop more. The tree along the left side and the long log along the bottom were drawn free hand and then coloured in with Copic markers.

To assemble the card, I first attached the cloudy background to the base of the card using double-sided tape. Next, I attached the slim-line die cut using some glue. The large tree, long log and small log pile were all attached using glue. The remainder of the images and sentiment were all attached using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I added some twine to the balloons and beaver to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Whimsy Stamps – Beaver Birthday (KHB157), Your Next Stamp – Autumn Animals (CYNS605), Craftin Desert Divas – Build A Scene (Retired)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tea Dye, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Blueprint Sketch

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Craftsmart Hot Buy – Christmas Embossed, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Wave Dies, Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, AC Premium Ribbon, Tombow – Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Beavers: E99, E97, E37, E35, E34, E33, E29, E25, E15, E09, E08, R30, R20

Balloons: B06, B04, B02, B00, G09, G07, G02, G00

Cake and Candle: YR19, Y08, R24, B28, B24, B14, B12, B04, B02, AtyouSpica: Skyblue (09), Baby Blue (18)

Logs and Stump: E49, E27, E25, E23, E21

Tree and Log along the bottom: E37, E35, E33, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Hope This Perks You Up!


Sharing a card I made for the Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Hop using Got Coffee (Craftin Desert Divas)!

The images were coloured with copic markers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Got Coffee – Craftin Desert Diva’s (Retired)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Your Next Stamp – The Perfect Blend (6″ x 6″)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Monday – Friday


Sharing a card I made for the Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Hop using Cool Tees (CYNS714) (Your Next Stamp)!

The image was coloured with copic markers. I kept this fun card simple as the expressions on the cups say everything there is to say. LOL! I chose green shades for the Monday T-Shirt, because after the weekend, it’s always a little rough and you feel blah! Friday, is bright and sunny because, hey! Who doesn’t love the weekend????

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Cool Tees (CYNS714) – Your Next Stamp, Got Coffee – Craftin Desert Diva’s (Retired)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Your Next Stamp – The Perfect Blend (6″ x 6″)

Stencil: Coffee Break – Practical Publishing 2017

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Brother Scan and Cut

Hope you like it and have a great week!

My Cup of Tea


Sharing a card I made for the Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Hop using You’re A Squeak-Heart! (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps)!

The image was coloured with copic markers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: You’re A Squeak-Heart! (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Stampin’ Up! – Have a Cuppa – 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Brother Scan and Cut

 

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Might Need Some Help!!


My older brother is a retired fireman. Today, I’m sharing this fun image and sentiment from KLM Digital Designs called Fireman Gnome that I made for his birthday.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5.5″ x 4.25″ and printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I printed out a second image onto regular paper with just the fireman and then used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image. The cut out image was used as a mask over top of the main image while I created the flames in the background. I used a variety of Tim Holtz inks listed below and the stencil from Honey Bee Stamps – Flames.

Once the background was completed, I coloured in the image with Copic markers. Then, I attached the image to the base using double-sided tape. My brother loved his card and I hope you do too!

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Fireman Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Stencil: Flames – Honey Bee Stamps

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E45, E42

Axe: E49, E47, E44, E23, C7, C5, C3, C1

Hat and Oufit: R39, R37, R35, C2, Y19, Y17, Y15, Y11

Shadow: C3, C2, C1, C0

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Mother’s Love!!


Sharing this adorable image and sentiment from KLM Digital Designs today from the new March release called Infant Mom & Gnome. I really love this sentiment as it is so true. I was thinking of Mother’s Day coming up soon when I made this card. This stamp also comes with 2 other amazing sentiments that could be used for new moms. “Welcome Baby” and “Congratulations. You will make amazing parents!”.

To make my CAS card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5.5″ x 4.25″ and printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. It was mounted onto Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper sized at 5.5″ x 4.25″ with double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Infant Gnome & Mom (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: YR18, YR14, E18, E08

Clothing and Bow: YG97, YG95, YG93

Hat and Apron: Y19, Y17, Y13

Shoes: R27, R25, R23

Baby Blanket and Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Come To Save The Day!


It’s Wednesday, and this week using High Hopes Stamps, I made a slim line card using  Sir Dustin – T177Jousting Dragon – S221 and Castle – R092 images and Here I Come…. – F248 for the sentiment. I love fantasy and dragons and thought these images were so much fun to play with.

I made my slim line card using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock for my base folded at 4″ x 9″.

I stamped the images and sentiment using Memento – Tuxedo Black using my MISTI onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut the Copic paper with PinkFresh Studio – Essential Slim Cuts to use for the background. I decided to stamp the castle and sentiment directly onto the background. The other 2 images were stamped separately and then I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around them and fussy cut where they still had some white around the images.

I coloured in the Castle – R092 using Royal Blue colours for the flags, the same as Sir Dustin – T177 who I coloured in as the Blue Knight. I added some extra bricks onto the castle to give it some more texture. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die stencils that I made using the die cuts, I coloured in the sky. To give some texture to the grass, I first used a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn. Then I enhanced the colours using my Copic markers. I added some glue onto the back of the coloured image and attached it directly to the base card.

Sir Dustin – T177 was coloured in with Copic Markers and then I used a black marker to go around the entire image. This was popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the background. I used Royal Blues for his outfit and Royal Purples and gold for his dragon.

Lastly, I coloured in Jousting Dragon – S221 as the Red Knight with Copic Markers and then I went around the image with a black marker. I decided to make him the Red Knight and added a “D” to his shield for “Dragon”. LOL! The image was popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Sir Dustin – T177 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Jousting Dragon – S221 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Castle – R092 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment Background: Here I Come… – F248 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, PinkFresh Studio – Essential Slim Cuts

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Armour, Sword and Lance: C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, E29, E25, E23

Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Knight With Dragon:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20

Pants: YG67, YG63, YG61

Shirt, Plume, Shoes: B37, B14, B12

Dragon: YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00, BV08, BV000, V17, V15

Jousting Dragon:

Body: G94, G85, G46, G43, BV04, BV02, BV000

Plume, Gloves, Shoes and Tops of Armour: Y17, Y15, Y11, C2, R39, R37, R24

Flag and Pole: E23, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Castle: C5, C3, C1, C0, B37, B14, B12, B000, Y08, E25, E23, E21

Shrubs and Trees: YG97, YG95, YG23

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.