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Beautiful Day!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Winter Kitty – SDG006  for the main image and Beautiful Day – FDG013 for the sentiment. We just had a major snowfall over the last few days and this little kitty is all bundled up and ready to play!

Growing up we had a lot of snow during the winter and couldn’t wait to put on our mitts and snow boots and go out to play. We had huge snow banks in the schoolyard across the street and would toboggan down them or just slide down in our snow suits! LOL! It was sooooo much fun! Sometimes we even made big snow forts in the backyard with tables and chairs made out of ice and snow. We hardly spent anytime indoors and didn’t usually go back into the house until we had to or we were turning blue because it was so cold out, but even then we still wanted to continue playing outdoors. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″.  I used Scrapbook.com – Rainbow Smooth Cardstock for the main background paper. It was already the same size as the base, so no cutting had to be done. To get more use out of the same paper, I had cut the oval frame using my Cuttlebug and Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals first. Then, I placed the Rainbow cardstock onto the card base using double-sized tape. I die cut the square background using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and Pebbles – Winter Wonderland paper and the rectangle to the size of 4″ x 4″. The rectangle was cut from from the same paper pack to the size of 1.25″ x 4″. I inked around the edges of both shapes with a sponge dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough. Using double-sided tape, I placed both shapes over the pink background and hid where I cut the oval with the square. I cut out a smaller oval using the same Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I also cut out a 1.5″ circle using a circle punch. Lastly, I die cut the scalloped circle using WeR Memory Keepers – Quickutz Nesting Scallops dies and Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock oval and the sentiment onto the circle. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then added some Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear to the bottom of the oval and applied WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter. I heat embossed this and added more embossing powder several times to create a thicker layer with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Then I added some Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and heat embossed it as well to puff it up. Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen was used to create the snow in the sky. Sakura Glaze – Black and Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen were used on the eyes and nose of the cat.

I inked around the edges of the large pink oval and the circle with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry. I applied the coloured image directly to the pink oval and the sentiment circle to the scalloped circle using some liquid glue. Both shapes were then popped up onto the card using U-Line double-sided tape. To completed the card and add in some extra sparkle, I applied some YNS Gumdrops – Winter Wonderland to the background patterned paper.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Winter Kitty – SDG006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Beautiful Day – FDG013 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Scrapbook.com – Rainbow Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″), Pebbles Winter Wonderland 6″ x 6″, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals, WeR Memory Keepers – Quickutz Nesting Scallops, 1.5″ Circle Punch

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black, Cuttlebug, YNS Gumdrops – Winter Wonderland

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitty: N7, N5, N3, R02, R00, RV66, RV63, RV55 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Sky: B05, B04, B02, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Snow: WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

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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Birthday Owl!!


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Thank you KLM Designs for sponsoring us. Today, I’m sharing a card I made using KLM Designs –  Owl and Sentiments. I really love your adorable images and working with them.

The base was created with AC Cardstock – White cut and folded to the size of 6″ x 6″. I cut the background paper from My Mind’s Eye – Hootenanny designer paper to be the same size as the background and applied it to the base using double-sided tape. From the same paper pack, I cut a piece of the designer paper to the size of 6″ x 1″ and glued this on top of the background at the bottom of the card. I cut a piece of Recollections – Brown cardstock to the size of 6″ x 5/8″ and applied that above the wording on the bottom of the card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge was used to ink around all of the edges of the card.

The image and sentiment were both imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then I fussy cut around it and the sentiment. I applied Sakura Glaze – Black to the eyes and Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen for the highlights. With a FolkArt 1837 – Perfect Liner #1 and Copic Opaque White I added in some white onto the wings. I ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station and the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied them to Recollections – Brown cardstock and Recollections – Black cardstock. Then I fussy cut around the 2 again. I popped them up onto the card using U-Line double-sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Owl and Sentiments – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Recollections – Black cardstock, Recollections – Brown cardstock, My Mind’s Eye – Hootenanny Designer Paper (6″ x 6″)

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Owl: E95, E93, E43, E42, E41, E18, E15, E13, E11, Y38, Y35, Y32, YR21, C9, W0, W00, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black and Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen), Copic Opaque White

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Surprise Gnome!!


Sharing a birthday card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Surprise Gnome from the new December release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Let’s Celebrate!” and “Let’s party”.

I created the base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut the paper and folded it to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the background paper to be the same size as the background using Echo Park – It’s Your Birthday paper and glued it to the front of the base card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was used to ink around the edges. I imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. Using scissors, I fussy cut around the coloured image and sentiment. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker.  I attached this to some Aqua cardstock and fussy cut around it again. U-Line double sided tape was applied to the backs of the image and the sentiment and they were popped up onto the card. I tied some black thread to some balloon brads and then popped them up onto the card using double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Surprise Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Echo Park – It’s Your Birthday (6″x6″ Double-Sided)

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Hat and Cake Icing: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Shirt: V25, V17, BV01

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Cake: E27, E25, E23

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.

Cake is Life


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Today, I’m featuring this adorable image from Sweet Sentiment called Cake is Life. Thank you Sweet Sentiment for sponsoring us and having such amazing fun designs to choose from. I am a huge fan of your stamps.

For the base card, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and cut it and scored it to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. For the background, I cut some yellow cardstock to be the same size as the base card and adhered it with double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, I die cut Echo Park Paper Co. – Happy Birthday Boy paper and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire. This was adhered directly to the yellow background using double-sided tape.

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 and fussy cut around it. I ran the coloured image through my Xyron Creative Station and applied it to some matching Echo Park Paper Co. – Happy Birthday Boy cardstock. Once again, I fussy cut around it. This time, I popped the image onto the background using U-Line double-sided tape.

I stamped out the sentiment onto Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper, fussy cut around it and popped it up onto the base of the card using U-Line double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Cake is Life – Sweet Sentiment Stamps

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Echo Park Paper Co. – Happy Birthday Boy 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Creature: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, R89, R59, R56, R39, R29, R24, R22, R21, R02, R00

Eyes: G17, G16, G14, YG03, C9, C1, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Cake: E37, E35, E34, E33, Y18, Y08, Y04

Candle: Y17, Y06, Y04, R24

Fork: C5, C3, C1

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Dancing Gnome!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs –  Dancing Girl Gnome from the new November release. This image also comes with 2 more sayings: “Chin up princess or the crown slips” and “Happy Birthday”.

The base was created with Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock cut and folded to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I printed out Nana Vics Digitals – Ballerina #2 Digital Paper and cut it to size using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet and then adhered it to the base using double-sided tape and some glue. Stickles – Purple was added around all of the edges of the patterned paper background. I imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. My Creative Time – Stitched Zig Zag Ties and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the sentiment and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet was used to ink around all of the edges. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then fussy cut with scissors and outlined around the edges with a black marker. I ran this through my Xyron Creative Station and applied it to Momenta – Cardstock. Once again, I fussy cut around the image and then ran it through my Xyron Creative Station. This time, the image was placed onto black cardstock. I fussy cut around it and then added U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the image and sentiment. Both the image and the sentiment were then popped up onto the card. I added in a few Kraftin Kimmie – Festive Dots to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Dancing Girl Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Momenta – Cardstock, Nana Vics Digitals – Ballerina #2 Digital Paper

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Stitched Zig Zag Ties

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Stickles – Purple, Kraftin Kimmie – Festive Dots, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Dress, Hat and Shoes: B69, V17, V15, V12

Blouse: Y18, Y15, Y13, Y11

Shadow: 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.

Created With Love!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Crafty Gnome using Let’s Color – TLF028 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Created With Love – FFL012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Crafting is always so much fun and I love to colour up new stamps all the time! This month’s Gnome Mania at High Hopes Rubber Stamps has a lot of fun new gnome stamps to choose from.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 5.5″. I cut the background paper from Photo-Play – Crafting With My Gnomies Paper Pack to be the same size and applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron was used to ink around all of the edges. Using my Cuttlebug and dies from My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then stamped the image onto it using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. My Creative Time – Stitched Zig Zag Tie die was used to die cut Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock and the sentiment was stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the main image with Copic markers and then Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron was used to go around the edges of both die cuts. The image and sentiment were both popped up onto the background using U-Line double-sided tape. Finally, I ran small pieces of paper through my Xyron Create a Sticker from Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones paper pack and then through my Cuttlebug using My Creative Time – Stitched Zig Zag Ties die cuts. I placed the hearts onto the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Let’s Color – TFL028 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Created With Love – FLL012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Photo-Play – Crafting With My Gnomies (6″ x 6″), Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, My Creative Time – Stitched Zig Zag Ties

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line – 2 sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Hat: RV14, RV13, RV11, YG25, YG23, YG21

Clothing: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, E35, E34, E33, E31

Shoes: C8, C6, C4, C3, C1, C0

Table and Chair Legs: E35, E34, E33, E31

Chair: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Markers and Box: C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0, C00, BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG05, BG02, BG01, RV14, RV13, RV11, YG25, YG23, YG21, Y17, Y15, Y13, G19, G17, G16, B95, B93, B91

Paper: YR30

Shadow: C2, C1, C0, 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
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You Are My Son, Moon and Stars!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs –  L’il Boy Gnome from the new November release. This image also comes with 2 more sayings: “Happy Birthday” and “You’ll outgrow my lap, but never my heart!”.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I added in an oval circle with a 2 pt border and placed it behind the sentiment to give me a guide line for where to cut when printed out. I printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut out the main image and I fussy cut out the moon. I coloured in the image and moon with Copic markers.

The base was created with Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock cut and folded to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I attached the background pattern paper from Hunky Dory Crafts – Mirri Card – Starry Galaxies, cut to the same size as the base with double-sized tape. I ran the moon through my Xyron Create a Sticker and placed it onto the starry background and then cut off the excess around the bottom of the card. I added in some stickers onto the background using Forever In Time – Foil Fancy Stickers – Outer Space. The boy was added using U-Line double-sided tape to pop him up onto the card. To finish everything off and complete the card, I used W R Memory Keepers – Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper to create .5″ rounded corners.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  L’il Boy Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Hunky Dory Crafts – Mirri Card – Starry Galaxies – 8.25″ x 11.5″

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker, Brother Scan and Cut, Forever In Time – Foil Fancy Stickers – Outer Space (SS171C), W R Memory Keepers – Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Hat and Overalls: B26, B23, B21, C3, C2, C1

T-Shirt: BV02, BV01, V20

Boots: E53, E51, E50, E27, E25, E23, E21

Moon and Shadow: T3, T1, T0

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.

Sewing Gnome!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Let’s Sew – TLF031 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Needle & Thread- FFL024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I just learned how to quilt a few years ago and really love it. This new image and sentiment would be perfect for all of your quilting and sewing friends.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White, cut and scored it to be 6″ x 6″. I cut the 1st and 2nd layers using Recollections – Purple Passions paper. The 1st cut was 6″ x 6″ and the 2nd layer was cut to 5.75″ x 5.75″. These 2 layers were attached directly to the base using double-sided tape. The patterned background paper from Crafts – Designer Paper was cut to the size of 5.5″ x 5.5″ and popped up using U-Line double-sided tape. The smaller square was die cut from Recollections – Purple Passions paper using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out to the size of 4″ x 4″. This was popped up using U-Line double-sided tape onto the centre of the last square. Lastly, Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card was die cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities – Square Swatches for the image and My Creative Time Dies – Stiched Decorative Banners for the sentiment. The image and sentiment were both stamped onto the die cuts using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I inked around the edges of the sentiment with some purple ink that was still left on my blending brush from a previous project I had worked on. Then it was popped up onto the card using U-Line double-sided tape. Lastly, the image was coloured in with Copic markers and I created some writing on the sewing machine to represent various stitch patterns using a Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen. Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver pen was used for the needle holder and the foot on the sewing machine. Once, this was all completed, I applied the image to the centre of the smallest square using double-sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Let’s Sew – TLF031 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Needle & Thread – FFL024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crafts – Designer Paper – 02-3093268 (6″ x 6″), Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″, AC Cardstock – White

Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities – Square Swatches S4-342, My Creative Time Dies – Stiched Decorative Banners, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M – 2 sided tape, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Clothes, Patch and Hat: BV04, BV02, BV01, Y28, Y26, Y23

Desk: E35, E34, E33, E31, E15, Y35, Y08, YR24

Chair: E27, E25, E23, B95, B93, B91

Sewing Machine, Thread: YG95, YG93, YG91, V99, V95, V93, V91, BV04, BV02, BV01, 100, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver

Quilt: BV34, BV31, BV20, YR30, YG93, YG91, G24, G21, G20, B95, B93, B91, Y28, Y26, Y23

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.

Dropping A Line!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using Just Fishin’ – TLF029 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Dropping A Line – FFL013 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. High Hopes just released November “Gnome Mania”. There are so many new super adorable gnomes to choose from.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the background paper from Rust coloured cardstock to be the same size and applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut the patterned paper from Photo-Play – Camp Happy Bear. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was used to ink around the edges. I added some thin double-sided U-line tape to this piece and popped it up onto the background. With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped both the image and the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares dies were used to die cut the Rust coloured paper and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I cut a 3.75″ square out of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and used this to piece the 2 die-cuts together after I finished colouring in the image with Copic Markers. This made the 2 pieces more sturdy for adding double-sided tape to pop it up onto the printed background. I die-cut the sentiment using My Creative Time – Curly Frames and then ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker so that it would lay nice and flat onto the Rust coloured cardstock. I didn’t have a larger border frame, so I used my Brother Scan and Cut to create a border around the die cut. Lastly, to finish off the card, I popped this up using U-Line double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Just Fishin’ – TLF029 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Dropping A Line – FFL013 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Photo-Play – Camp Happy Bear (6″ x 6″), Rust Cardstock

Die Cuts: Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares (Retired), My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Curly Frames

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line – 2 sided tape, Brother Scan and Cut, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Hat and Shirt: E89, E87, E84, E25, E23, E21

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Tree Stump: E49, E35, E33, E25, E23

Cattail and Grass: E49, E25, E31, YG17, YG13, YG11, YG03, YG01

Fishing Rod and Reel: E25, E23, G05, G02, C3

Fish: E97, E94, E19, E17

Stones: T6, T4, T1

Water and Droplets: BG05, BG02, BG000, B05, B01

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.

Viking Gnome!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs –  Viking Gnome from the new October release. This image also comes with 2 more sayings: “Today is all about you” and “Happy Anniversary”. This card would also be great for a birthday card too!

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used to die cut the image. The image was coloured in with Copic markers.  The base was created with Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock cut and folded to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I attached the background pattern from Doodlebug Design Inc. – Dragon Tails to the base and then inked around the edges of the image and card. Double-sided tape was used to pop-up the finished image to the base card using U-Line double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Viking Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodlebug Design Inc. – Dragon Tails (6″ x 6″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard and Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Helmet: C5, C3, C2, C1, E53, E51, E50

Clothing: E89, E87, E84

Boots: C9, C7, C5, C0

Axe: C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, E49, E27, E25, E23

Sheild: C5, C3, C1, YG67, YG23, YG17, YG11, G99, G21, G14

Fur: E37, E35, E33

Shadow: 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.

Toadly Awesome!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs –  Ryan The Frog Catcher from the new October release. This image also comes with 2 more sayings: “You’re unfrogetable” and “Don’t worry, be hoppy”.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card.  The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then fussy cut and inked around the edges with a black marker. I fussy cut around the sentiment and ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I applied this to some green cardstock and then repeated the process to add it to some more green cardstock. Once again, I fussy cut around it and then added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of it to pop-it up onto the card later.

For the base card, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and cut it and scored it to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut AC – Green Cardstock to the same size as the base and attached it using double-sided tape. For the inside background, I cut Reminisce – The Menagerie – Happy Frogs paper to the size of 5.25″ x 4″, 1 lime green panel – 5.25″ x 2″, 1 darker green panel, 1 medium green panel and 1 lighter green panel to the size of 5.25″ x .5″. I applied some Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness using a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush to the 2″ panel on both of the long sides. Using my Cuttlebug and various scraps of greens and browns, I die cut the grass and cattails using Lawn Fawn – Shadow Box Card Park Add-On, Lawn Fawn – Bayou Backdrop and Lawn Fawn – Meadow Backdrop: Landscape.

The card was now ready to assemble. I attached the smaller patch of grass on the right side of the frog background with glue. Next, I added the 2″ panel on the left size. Using glue, I attached each of the remaining .5″ panels, centering them in between the 2″ green panel. The 2nd layer of grass was attached with glue along the lower edge of the card and then I used scissors to cut off the pieces that were over the edges of the main background piece. I made sure that no glue was added to the tops of the grasses. I pieced the 2 cattails together using glue and then popped up the tops of them with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I added some glue and inserted the 1st cattail under the top blades of grass. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was added to the back of the boy and the net, except for the area behind the shoes and he was inserted under the top blade of grass and in front of the cattail. The other cattail was then applied to the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape for the top part of the cattail and glue was added to the remainder of the piece and added to the card. The other 2 darker blades of grass were added with some glue. Lastly, to finish off the card, the popped up sentiment was added.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and sentiment:  Ryan The Frog Catcher – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Reminisce – The Menagerie – Happy Frogs (12″ x 12″), AC – Green Cardstock, Various green cardstocks

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Shadow Box Card Park Add-On, Lawn Fawn – Bayou Backdrop, Lawn Fawn – Meadow Backdrop: Landscape

Miscellaneous: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin and Mouth: E21, E11, E00, E000, R30, R20

Hair: E47, E45, E43, E41

Overalls: B26, B23, B21

Shirt : YR18, YR16, YR14, Y17, Y15, Y13

Shoes: C8, C6, C4, C2, C1, C00

Toad: G46, G28, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Net: G07, G05, YG06, C8, C6, C4

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.

Seas The Day!!


Sharing a CAS birthday card I made for a friend using Art Impressions – Loads of Fun Set – Ai5111. We are never too old to still have fun and enjoy life and this gal is showing us how to still have some. LOL!

 

To make the card, I began with the base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock. Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, the image was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and coloured in with Copic Markers. Once everything was coloured, the sentiments were stamped with Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat the embossing powder. I added double-sided tape to the back of the image and attached it directly to the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Loads of Fun Set – Ai5111 – Art Impressions

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

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Miscellaneous: Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Eye Shadow and Glasses: YG17, YG11, B00

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Nightgown: V12, V9, V06, V04, C1, C0, Atyou Spica – Lavender – 01, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Housecoat: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, Atyou Spica – Blossom – 14

Ironing Board: B04, B02, B01, B00, C9, C5, C4, C3, C1

Shadow: E35, E34, E33

Hope you like it and have a great week!

There’s A Nap For That!!


Sharing a birthday card that I made for my husband using Art Impressions – Lazy Boy Set – Ai4159 and Stampin’ Up – Country Club Designer Series Paper for the golf player background. I’ve taken a few pictures over the years of my hubby in this exact position and couldn’t resist this stamp when I saw it. He laughed as soon as he saw the card and said it looked just like him too. LOL!

 

To make the card, I began with the base of 5″ x 5″ Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock. Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, the image was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and coloured in with Copic Markers. I coloured in the backgound picture with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail onto American Crafts – “Holiday” paper. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat the embossing powder.

The card was now ready for assembly. I cut some light brown cardstock to the size of 5″ x 3.75″ and attached it directly to the base. I cut the background picture to the size of 3-3/8″ x 2-7/8″ and cut some dark brown cardstock to the size of 3-5/8″ x 3″ and used double-sided tape to attach them both together and to the base card. The flooring background with the sentiment was cut to 5″ x 1″ and attached using double-sided tape to the bottom of the card. Lastly, I added 3M double-sided tape to the back of the image after fussy cutting around it and attached it to the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Lazy Boy Set – Ai4159 – Art Impressions

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., American Crafts – “Holiday” 6 x 6 in. (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm), Stampin’ Up – Country Club Designer Series Paper (12″ x 12″), Light brown cardstock, Dark brown cardstock

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Miscellaneous: Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, 3M double-sided tape, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R30, R20, C1

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Shirt: E93, E18, E09, E08, E07

Shoes: E34, E33, E31, E27, E25, E23

Track Pants: T7, T5, T3, T1

Chair: B29, B28, B24, B23, E27, E25, E23

Remote: C7, C5, C4, C3, C1, Y04, YG03, R24

Chip Bag: B00, B000, B000, Y17, Y15, Y02

Shadow: C2

Image coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:

Sky: 303

Trees and Grass: 066, 053, 049, 048, 047, 045, 044, 041

Water: 037, 036, 032

Pants: 095, 097, 092

Golf Club: 091

Shirt and Hat: 042, 033

Skin: 069, 076, 071

Shoes and Hair: 066

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Be-Lated Birthday Chicks!!


Sharing a belated birthday card I made for my sister-in-law using Art Impressions – Spring Chicken Set – AiCS40. I really had fun with these cool Chicks! LOL!

Inside of the card.

To make the card, I began with the base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut Echo Park Paper Co. – My Favorite Winter paper. I just loved this paper and thought it had the look of barn board for the chicken coop. Double-sided tape was applied to the back of the background paper and it was applied directly to the base card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony was used to ink around all of the edges of the card. Using Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles dies, I die cut 1 large circle from black cardstock and 1 smaller circle from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm paper. I inked around the smaller circle with the same Tim Holtz ink. I applied the 2 circles together using double-sided tape and then added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the larger circle and attached it to the background. The speech bubble was die cut with Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Conversation Bubble 4 and my Cuttlebug.

Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, the images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and coloured in with Copic Markers. Once everything was coloured, I fussy cut around both images. I popped up the image on the front with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and ran the second image through my Xyron Creative Station to make a sticker out of it and placed it on the inside of the card. All of the sentiments were stamped with Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Too heated the powder. The sentiment bubble was popped up onto the front of the card with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Spring Chicken Set – AiCS40 – Art Impressions

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Echo Park Paper Co. – My Favorite Winter (6″ x 6″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Conversation Bubble 4 (SP-S2138)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Miscellaneous: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Chickens: E99, E97, E55, E53, E51, E43, E42, E40, E15, E13, R46, R17, R14, R08, B60, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Eye Shadow and Glasses: YG17, YG11, B00

Balloon, Cup and Cupcake Wrapper: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00

Hat, Flower and Leaves: RV09, RV06, RV02, YG17, YG11, YR30, YR23, Y21, Y17

Cupcake Topping and Candle: Y02, Y00, Y000, RV06, RV04, RV00, Y08, YR12

Dirt: E37, E35, E33, E31

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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!