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Santa’s Coming!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Motorin’ By Santa – T094 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Coming To Town – G271 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Santa’s motoring through town to bring everyone some Christmas Cheer!

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 Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper to be the same size as the base and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. I applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. AC – Black cardstock was cut to 5.5″ x .75″ and adhered to the bottom using double-sided tape. I die cut the village using my Cutttlebug, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and Village Edges dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I coloured in the homes and put some yellow cardstock behind for the windows. Then I took the little doors, coloured them in and inset them back into the die cuts. Once this was done, I added Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel – Iridescent to the hills and Stickles – Diamond to the roof tops.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped both the image and the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then I fussy cut around it. I added Stickles – Xmas Red to the Holly on the motorbike and Stickles – Diamond to the pop pom on Santa’s hat. Using my Cuttlebug, I die cut the sentiment using Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set. I ran this through my Xyron Create a Sticker and placed it on some red cardstock. Then using my cutter, I cut around it leaving a slim border.

Once everything was dry, it was time to assemble the remainder of the card. I applied the houses directly to the base over top of the road. The Santa image and sentiment were both popped up onto the background using 3M double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Motorin’ By Santa – T094 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Coming To Town – G271 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., AC – Black, Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: Elizabeth Craft Designs – 1691 – Village Edges, Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set – WSD330

Stickles: Xmas Red and Diamond

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M – 2 sided tape, Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel – Iridescent, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

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

Santa Hat, Clothing: R59, R37, R35

Mitts, Seat, Boots and Wheels: C8, C6, C4

Santa’s Beard, Trim and Smoke: C2, C1, C0

Motorcycle, Decorations, Wheel Hubs and Fenders: R59, R37, R35, G14, YG23, YG11, C8, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, Y08

Houses: C5, C4, C3, C1, C0, E55, E53, E51, E50, E44, E43, E41, E15, E13, BV25, BV13, BV11, BV02, B26, B24, B23

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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Hot Cocoa and Snowfolk!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Snowman Cup Of Love – S149 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Dot Warm Heart – G117 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Hot chocolate is one of my favourite drinks during cold winter days. It looks like it is for this snowman too!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. I cut the background paper from Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones cardstock to the same size as the base and used double-side tape to apply it directly to it. Pebbles – Winter Wonderland paper was cut to the size of 5.75″ x 5.75″ and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mermaid Lagoon. I applied this directly to the main background using double-sided tape. I cut 2 more strips from the Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones paper at 6″ x 1.5″ and 6″ x .75″ and applied them midway across the card using double-sided tape.

The image and sentiment were stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I die-cut the sentiment using my Cuttlebug and Hero Arts – Infinity Dies – Rounded Rectangle and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mermaid Lagoon. This was popped up on the card using 3M double-sided tape. The image was die cut with Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Ovals and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mermaid Lagoon. I coloured in the image in with Copic markers and popped it up on the card using 3M double-sided tape. Lastly, I added some Clear Glitter Glue to the bottom of the snowman to create some snow. You can’t see it in this picture, but I also added Wink of Stella – Clear to make the snowman sparkle too!

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Snowman Cup Of Love – S149 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Dot Warm Heart – G117 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mermaid Lagoon

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones, Pebbles – Winter Wonderland 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: Hero Arts – Infinity Dies – Rounded Rectangle (DI465), Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Ovals

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M – 2 sided tape, Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Cuttlebug, Wink of Stella – Clear

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Snowman: YR18, YR16, YR12, B60, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Hat, Scarf, Mitts, Coat, Patches and Cup: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, G99, YG67, YG17, R85, R83, R81

Cinnamon Stick: E27, E23

Background: G43, G40, G12

Snow: Clear Glitter Glue

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.

Time For Warm Socks!!


I’m so happy to join the team of PPCF designers! Today is day 3 of our event for sponsoring CCDesigns on Passionate Paper Creations and Friends FB Group. The card I’m featuring for this event is the New Socks Clear Stamp Set.

To make the card, I began with the base 12″ x 6″ of AC White Cardstock. This was scored at 6″ x 9″ to create an easel card. Closed, the card measures 6″ x 6″. I cut Hammermill – Premium 100 Colour cardstock 6″ x 6″ and coloured in the flooring and base boards with Copic markers.  For the background wall, I cut Momenta – Cardstock to the size of 6″ x 5.5″. I created the large window using Paper Roses – Victorian Window die, my Cuttlebug and Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper. I traced around the die and then manually cut the background from Pebbles – Home for Christmas paper pad. I did the same procedure for cutting Judi-Kins Embossable Window Plastic. I glued the plastic window to the die cut and added Stickles – Diamond to the back of the window along the frames. Once the Stickles was dry, I added some trees from Make Special Cards XMas 2015 – Issue 3 to the back of the plastic window and glued the snowy background onto the plastic window and frame to complete the scene.  This was attached directly to the wall background using glue.

The characters were coloured with Copic markers and I added 3M double-sided tape to the back of the images after fussy cutting around them to pop them up on the page. Using the same paper that I used for the wall background, I cut to be 4″ x 1.75″ and popped up onto the bottom half of the base card using 3M double-sided tape (2 layers). The sentiment was cut to 3-13/16″ x 1-9/16″ and attached directly to the previous cut. To complete the card, the 6″ x 6″ scene was attached to the bottom half of the 3″ score previously done. The edges of the green paper were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: New Socks Clear Stamp Set – CC Designs

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., AC White Cardstock, Pebbles – Home for Christmas paper pad – 36 papers- 6 x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm), Momenta – Cardstock, Judi-Kins Embossable Window Plastic 4.25″ x 5.5″

Die Cut: Paper Roses – Victorian Window – 17388

Miscellaneous: Cuttlebug, 3M double-sided tape, Stickles – Diamond

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E53, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Sweater and Socks: B37, B14, B12, R59, R37, R35

Bunny: B60, C2, C1, C0, C00, R30, R20

Sweater and Socks: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, Y17, Y15, Y02, YG05, YG03, YG01

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Hope you like it and have a great week!

Winter Fun!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Bearly Swooshin’ – T202 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Roundin’ Up – G190 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Winter was always a fun time for me growing up. We had so many outdoor rinks and played so many winter sports. I tried X-Country skiing, but in no way would ever attempt downhill skiing, I was dangerous enough on X-Cross Country skis. I wonder it that’s why everyone I ever went skiing with would only go once with me. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. I cut the background paper from Recollections – Burgundy cardstock to the same size as the base and used double-side tape to apply it directly to it. Photo-Play – O Canada 2 – Ice Rink paper was cut to the size of 5.75″ x 5.75″ and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness. I applied this directly to burgundy background using double-sided tape. Using Hero Arts – Infinity Dies – Rounded Rectangle dies and my Cuttlebug, I die cut the following: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Burgundy cardstock, AC – Green Cardstock and Recollections – White cardstock.

The image and sentiment were stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and used a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen to create the snow in the sky and whites of the bear’s eyes. Sakura Glaze – Black Pen was used for the eyes and nose. Just love the embossed look those 2 pens give to an image. Lastly, I added some Stickles – Diamond and some Clear Glitter glue for the snow. Once the glitter was all dry, I attached the finished image to the burgundy rounded rectangle with 3M VHB double-sided tape to pop it up. Then, I applied 3M double-sided tape onto the back of the larger rectangle to pop it up on the pictured background. The sentiment was inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness and I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and placed it on top of the small green rectangle. I added 3 layers of the 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the one side to pop it up and some glue and placed it on top of the popped-up coloured image. Lastly, to complete the card, I added some YNS Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bearly Swooshin’ – T202 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Roundin’ Up – G190 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Photo-Play – O Canada 2 – Ice Rink (12″ x 12″), Recollections – Burgundy, AC – Green Cardstock and Recollections – White Cardstock

Die Cuts: Hero Arts – Infinity Dies – Rounded Rectangle (DI465)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M – 2 sided tape, Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Xyron Create a Sticker, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, YNS Gumdrops, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Bear: E47, E44, E43

Hat, Scarf, Mitts and Bindings: R59, R37, R35, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Skis, Goggles and Poles: B99, B95, B93, B91, B00, 100, T6

Background: G43, G40, G12

Snow: Stickles – Diamond, Clear Glitter Glue

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.

Merry Little Christmas!!


Today, I’m sharing a Christmas card using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called The Most Wonderful Gift Of All – D18038 and for the sentiment Happiness Is Time Spent With A Good Friend – D20009. Do you remember playing with your train sets at Christmas time? I remember playing with my brothers and cousins sets. It was always so much fun watching the trains go around the tracks.

 

To make this card I used a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. For the background paper, I used Recollections – Burgundy cardstock cut to the same size as the base. The background layer was cut from Carta Bella – Santa’s Workshop paper, cut to the size of 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness was used to ink around the edges and it was attached to the burgundy background using double-sided tape. My Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die was used to die-cut the Recollections – Burgundy cardstock for the background to go behind the coloured image. This was popped up onto the main background with 3M double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock. With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the main image onto this die cut. I then taped the die cut back over the paper and coloured in the image using Copic markers. This allowed me to keep a thin white border around the coloured image. Stickles – Diamond was used to fill in the area on the inside of the tracks to represent a snowy base. I used Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen to add some snow to the little trees and some of the roof tops. Once the Stickles was all dry, I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink. This was embossed using my Marvy Heat Embossing Tool and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I added 3M double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up.

Lastly, I placed some washi-tape onto white cardstock and trimmed it to have a thin white border. I ran this through my Xyron Create a Sticker so that it would lay flat and placed it onto some Recollections – Burgundy cardstock. Using my paper trimmer, I trimmed around the edges and them popped it up onto the background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: The Most Wonderful Gift Of All – D18038 – Dreamerland Crafts

Sentiment: Happiness Is Time Spent With A Good Friend – D20009 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Carta Bella – Santa’s Workshop (12″ x 12″), Recollections – Burgundy

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

Stickles: Diamond

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug,  Marvy Heat Embossing Tool, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Xyron Create a Sticker, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R22, R20 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

PJ’s: B37, B14, B12

Bear: E57, E55, E53, E51, R22, R20 (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Trees: YG67, YG17, G21, E23

Homes: B02, B00, C2, C1, C00, E23

Train: Y17, Y15, Y02, T7, T5, T3, T1, C2, C1, C00, R37, R35

Floor: E43, E42, E41

Wall: Y08, Y06, Y04

Floor Boards: C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

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.

Drummer Boy!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Drummer & Friends – RDG005 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Pa Rum Pa Pum Pum – H090 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This is the start of a new month and we’re celebrating the Christmas Cheer release for the month of September at High Hopes.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. I cut the background paper from Heartfelt Creations – Festive Winterscapes Collection – Sheet 9A paper to be the same size as the base and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire. I applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. The sentiment was then stamped onto the background paper using Versamark Ink and heat embossed using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

The image was stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers.  I fussy cut around it and then inked the edges with a black marker. I popped it up onto the background using 3M double-sided tape. I inked under the image with C2 copic marker to create a shadow and finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Drummer & Friends – RDG005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Pa Rum Pa Pum Pum – H090 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Heartfelt Creations – Festive Winterscapes Collection – Sheet 9A

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M – 2 sided tape, Sakura Glaze – Black, Pen Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Eyes and Small Noses for all: Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Robe and Hat: E55, E53, E51, B95, B93, B91, YG67, YG63, YG61

Lamb: B60, C3, C2, C1, C00

Camel: E44, E43, E42, E41

Horse: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Cow: C7, C5, C3, C1, C00, R59, R37, R35, R30, R22, R02, R00, E53, E51, E50, E31, E30, E15, Y38, Y17, Y08, Colorless Blender

Drum, Drumsticks and Rope: E53, E51, E50, E15, Y38, Y23, Y21, Y19, Y17, Y15, Y08, Y02, R59, R37, R35

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.

Merry and Bright!!


Today, I’m sharing a light up Christmas card using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Lets Decorate Our Home – D18037 and for the sentiment Holiday Sentiments Set 003. It’s never too early to start making Christmas cards and here’s hoping that this card will brightens someone’s day this coming Christmas.

To make this card I used a base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. For the background paper, I used my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies to die cut American Crafts – “Holiday” paper. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers and then I adhered the background to the base card using double-sided tape. Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured it in with Copic markers. I added some Stickles – Diamond to the pompom on the hat and fur at the top of the little girl’s boots. For the fluffy snow, I used Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and sprinkled on some DecoArt Glamour Dust while it was still wet. Using my Marvy Heat Embossing Tool, I heated up the liquid for it to puff up and look like sparkling snow. I poked holes in the card where I wanted the blue lights to go. I applied some tissue paper over the holes on the back of the image to diffuse the lights. Using Versamark ink and my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment and then applied Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This too was heated with my Marvy Heat Embossing Tool. Lastly, added some snowflakes using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. I then set the coloured image aside.

It was now time to set up the bright blue lights for the house using Chibi Lights, copper tape and a battery. I cut out an another rectangle slightly smaller than the coloured image. Placing the coloured image over top of the smaller rectangle, I used a pencil for the placement of the lights on the roof. For the placement of the battery, I used the remote in the girl’s hands as a guide. After mapping out the route for the lights, I place the copper tape down and added 3 blue Chibi Lights to the “+” and “-” paths leading back to the battery. The set up was tested to make sure the lights would come on. Once this was completed, I used 3 layers of 3M VHB – 2 sided tape around the 3 sides of the battery to pop the image up high enough off of the card so that the battery would only light up the lights when someone pressed down on it. To keep the card even all the way around, I added 3 layers of 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the remainder of the smaller rectangle. The image was then attached to the smaller rectangle. I added some double-sided tape to the back of the smaller rectangle and adhered it directly to the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Lets Decorate Our Home – D18037 – Dreamerland Crafts

Sentiment: Holiday Sentiments Set 003 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., American Crafts – “Holiday” 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Stickles: Diamond

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Forever in Time – Pop-Dot Tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Marvy Heat Embossing Tool, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Chibi Lights

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Hat, Scarf and Boots: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Coat: R59, R37, R35

Pants and Boot Soles: E25

Dog: E27, E25, E23 (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Rabbit: E35, E33, E31 (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

House: E57, E55, E53, Y06, Y02

Roof: C5, C4, C3, C2, C1

Lights: Y17, Y02, B000

Snow: B60, B000, B0000, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, DecoArt Glamour Dust

Sky: B99, B97, B95

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.

Baking Snowman!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Baking Snowman from the July release. This image comes with 3 sentiments. I’ve used 1 on my card, but you also have the choice of  “Lovin’ from the oven” and “Wishing you a delicious Holiday”. Christmas at our house always had so many wonderful aromas from my mom baking all kinds of Christmas goodies for everyone!

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die the image and frame using my Cuttlebug and Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Paper Cuts Collection – Christmas Feast dies. I coloured the image in with Copic markers and then added in the snowflakes for the sky with Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Black PrismaColor Premier Pencil was used to outline parts of the image. Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel – Iridescent was added below the snowman to create the sparkling snow and the image was set aside to dry.

The frame for the sentiment die was cut twice using Gina Marie Designs – Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangles. A cutter was used to remove the frame from the one that contained the sentiment. The edges were then inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door. Viva Decor – Inka-Gold – Yellowgold was applied to the other 2 frames and then once it was dry, a paper towel was used to buff them up and give the gold some shine. The sentiment was then applied directly to the small frame using double-sided tape.

The card was now ready to assemble. Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. was used to create the card base. It was sized at 8-5/8″ x 7¼” and then scored at 3-5/8″. I used my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss to die cut Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper using PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Slim Stitched Rectangle Dies. The dimensions were the same as the base card. Using glue, I applied the large rectangle die-cut directly to the base card. Next, I used the outside frame for the snowman as a guide to where to place the coloured image. I removed the image and applied glue to the back of it and set it back inside the frame. Once the image was glued down to the base, I added glue to the back of the frame and moved it into place around the coloured image to complete the puzzle. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was added to the back of the frame for the sentiment and it was added directly to the glitter paper. Lastly, to finish off my card, I removed the button parts from the backs of the buttons from Dress It Up – Holiday Collection – Christmas Cookies using my Tim Holtz scissors and pliers.  Mini Glue Dots were applied to the backs of each of the buttons and they were applied directly to the glitter paper.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and sentiment: Baking Snowman – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″

Die Cut: Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Paper Cuts Collection – Christmas Feast, Gina Marie Designs – Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Slim Stitched Rectangle Dies

Miscellaneous: Viva Decor – Inka-Gold – Yellowgold, Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel – Iridescent, Dress It Up – Holiday Collection – Christmas Cookies, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Min Glue Dots – 3/16″, Cuttlebug, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: B60, C1, C00

Apron: G99, G21, YG67, YG17

Hat: BV20, C0, C00

Gingerbread: E35, E33, E31, R35, YG17, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Rolling Pin: E43, E42, E40

Sky: B37, B14, B12

Snow: Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel – Iridescent

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.

Think Snow!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Snowman Stumble – TT014 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Think Snow 2 – FF047 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I grew up skating at the outdoor rink directly across the street from my house. We couldn’t wait to get home from school and throw on our skates. The rinks were always full of children from the neighbourhood. We would either play rink games or hockey. I think there was a rink every couple of blocks. As soon as we’d finish eating, we were back on the ice again. Our parents were always yelling at us to come inside at the end of the day. How times have changed. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base made from Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. My Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used to die cut Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper to be the same size as the base card. With a Picket Fence – Blending Brush and a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, I created the background sky. I applied this directly to the glitter background paper. Once this was done, I applied this directly to the base using double-sided tape. Next, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD001 – Mountains were used to die cut the tree scenery using Momenta – Cardstock and using a small dauber I added in some darker touches of green using Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint. The pond was die cut using Whimsy Stamps – Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I inked the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. Lastly, I die cut the sentiment using Joy Crafts – Labels and Tags and inked around the edges with my Picket Fence – Blending Brush and the ink that was still on it from doing the sky.

I coloured in the image with Copic markers and added in some highlights on the skate blades with Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen. I inked the image a second time onto the Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper for the snowman body and fussy cut around it. Once it was coloured in with Copics, I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it to the base stamped image.

The card was now ready to assemble. Part of the pond was cut off at the top before it was attached it to the sparkly background using glue and double-sided tape. Next, I added some 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the trees and applied it over top of where the sky ended and the pond met. To create the snow around the pond and in between the trees, pond and snow, I used Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and added some DecoArt Glamour Dust while it was still wet. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat the liquid and make it puff up to look like fluffy snow. I added some Stickles – Diamond to the pompom. Using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen and Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point pen, I created the snow in the sky. Lastly, to finish off the card, I added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the sentiment and applied it to the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Snowman Stumble – TT014 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Think Snow 2 – FF047 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Momenta – Cardstock, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD001 – Mountains, Whimsy Stamps – Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set (WSD382), Joy Crafts – Labels and Tags

Stickles: Diamond

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: B60, R30, R20, YR21, YR16, YR15, Colorless Blender

Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Mitts and Skates: C3, C2, C1, C00, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01

Ice: B00, B000, B000

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.

From All Of Us!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Fresh Baked – TT004 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and From All of Us – FF046 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Looks like Santa and my husband have one thing in common!! They both love cookies!!! Especially, when they are fresh baked out of the oven. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base made from Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 5.5″. I chose Echo Park Co. – Twas the Night Before Christmas for my background paper and trimmed it to be the same size as the card. I applied double-sided tape to it and adhered it directly to the base card. With my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, I die cut the next 3 layers using Hot Buy – Craft Smart – Christmas Embossed, Green Cardstock and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I applied double-sided tape to the light green layer and attached it directly to the background layer. Then, I added some 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the Green Cardstock and applied that on top of the light green layer. I die cut the circle for the sentiment using some spare Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock using My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies and the ornament pieces using My Creative Time – Fun Stitched Ornaments & More and some scrap Red Cardstock and Hammermill Cardstock. Using a
Pïlot Silver Marker – Medium Point pen, the top piece was coloured in.

The image and sentiment were then applied using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with copic markers. Then I added Stickles – Diamond to the lady’s cuffs, dress trim, hat and collar and Stickles – Icicle to the man’s hat, pompom, collar, cuffs and trim on his coat. I also added this to the boy’s pompoms. Using the Pïlot Silver Marker – Medium Point pen, I traced around the outside of the circle for the sentiment.

Once everything on the image was dry, I applied double-sided tape to the back of it and applied the image to the top of the dark green layer. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was added to the back of the sentiment and ornament ball. I assembled both pieces to the top of the card. Lastly, I added in some gold tinsel through the hole at the top of the ornament.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Fresh Baked – TT004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: From All of Us – FF046 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park Co. – Twas the Night Before Christmas – Volume 2 (12″ x 12″), Hot Buy – Craft Smart – Christmas Embossed (12″ x 12″), Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time – Fun Stitched Ornaments & More, My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies

Stickles: Diamond, Icicle

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Pïlot Silver Marker – Medium Point

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23, E29, E25, E23, E21

Hats, Coat, Pants, Dress, Boots and Jewellery: R59, R37, R35, C1

Mitts, Belt and Boots: 100, W9, W7, W5

Apron, Boy’s Clothes and Hat: G99, G21, YG67, YG17

Cookies and Tray: C3, C2, C1, C0, E57, E53, E21

Flooring: E33, E29, E25, E23

Wall: G00, G000

Shadow Under Couple and Elf: C2, C1

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.

Good Times!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Joy Ride – TT002 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Good Times – GLL006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Christmas is always a wonderful time to gather with family and friends. Thinking of snow right now is also a way to cool down with all of this summer heat too! LOL!


 

To make my card this week, I began with a card base made from AC White Cardstock cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. I chose Echo Park Paper Co. – My Favorite Winter (6″ x 6″) for my background paper and trimmed just a little off of the sides. Then, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch and inked around all of the edges. I added some glue to the back of the paper and applied it to the base card. Using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, I die cut a larger square from Recollections – Burgundy cardstock and a smaller square from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I inked around the edges of the larger square with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony and applied 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of it and applied to the background. I die cut the sentiment label with My Creative Time – Stitched Rectangular Frames Dies and More. The image and sentiment were then applied using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I applied Stickles – Unicorn around the edges of the label and set it aside to dry.

I coloured in the image with copic markers. Then I added Stickles – Eucalyptus to the lady’s cuff and collar and Stickles – Crystal to her hat and pompom. For the man, I applied Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall to his hat and pompom. Lastly, I added some Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste using a spatula to the bottom outer edge of the image to represent a snow bank on the side of the road. Using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Glitter Glue Pen and DecoArt Glamour Dust, I created the snowy background. Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen was used to colour in the Holly on the wreath.

Once everything on the image was dry, I applied some glue to the back of it and applied it directly on top of the larger square. I applied some glue and some 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the sentiment and applied that on an angle at the top of the card. I only put the tape in a few spots so that it would be the same height as the image. To finish off the card, I added some CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots on to the sentiment and some sequence.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Joy Ride – TT002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Good Times – GLL006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC White Cardstock, Echo Park Paper Co. – My Favorite Winter (6″ x 6″), Recollections – Burgundy

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time – Stitched Rectangular Frames Dies and More

Stickles: Eucalyptus, Crystal, Unicorn, Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall

Paste: Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Glitter Glue Pen, CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots.

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23, E29, E25, E23, E21

Hats, Jacket, Wreath: R59, R37, R35

Mitts, Jacket and Tie: G28, G24, G21

Pants: W9, W7, W5

Boots and Gloves: E27, E25, E23, E21

Bike and Wheels: C9, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, Y17, Y11, Y08, R59, R37, R35

Holly: G14, G07, YG03

Puffs of Smoke: B60, C1, C00

Sky: B99, B97, B39, B37, B29, B28, B26

Road: T7, T5, T3

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.

Happy Xmas Couple!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Happy Together – TT007 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Holiday All Year – H200 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This month High Hopes Rubber Stamps is celebrating Christmas in July! Have you started your Christmas cards yet for this year?

To make my card this week, I began with a card base made from AC White Cardstock cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. I inked around the edges of American Crafts – “Holiday” paper cut to the same size with Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint. Then I applied it directly to the base card with double-sided tape. The larger oval was die cut using my Cuttlebug, Forever In Time – Texture Rouge paper and Gina Marie Designs – Big and Little Pierced Chain Oval Layered Dies. Using VersaMark ink, I inked around all of the edges of the oval and then applied Stampendous Stamp-n Stuff – Gold Tinsel and heat embossed it with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. This was then applied directly to the base card using Forever In Time – Double-sided foam tape. I die cut the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper using oval dies from the same set and Whimsy Stamps – Bookmark and Tags Die Set was used to die cut Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow paper.

The image was stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto the smaller oval. I coloured in the image with Copic markers. The sentiment is actually 2 lines, but I wanted it to fit inside the gift die, so I used Scotch tape to mask off the words I didn’t want to show each time. I used my MISTI to do the stamping and Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder to emboss it. I used my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to emboss the powder. I cleaned off the stamp and then repositioned it again, repeating the previous steps. I did this 4 times. To finish off the sentiment give box, I applied some VersaMark ink to the bow and around all of the edges of the die cut. Next, I added Stampendous Stamp-n Stuff – Gold Tinsel embossing powder and heat embossed everything using my heating tool.

To assemble the card, I added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the coloured image and Forever In Time – Double-sided foam tape to the back of the sentiment and applied them both to the card. To finish everything off and give it a little bit of sparkle, I added some dots on the holly using Stickles – Xmas Red.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Happy Together – TT007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Holiday All Year – H200 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card,  Forever In Time – Texture Rouge, American Crafts – “Holiday” – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow – 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Big and Little Pierced Chain Oval Layered Dies, Whimsy Stamps – Bookmark and Tags Die Set

Embossing Powder: Stampendous Stamp-n Stuff – Gold Tinsel, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint, Forever In Time – Double-sided foam tape, Stickles – Xmas Red

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40, E15, Y38, Y21, YR23, E29, E25, E23, E21

Dress and Ribbon: R39, R37, R35, C1

Vest, Holly, Flower Wrap: G46, G28, G24

Pants: C9, C7, C5

Shoes: 100, C7, C5, C3

Flowers: R39, R37, R35, R24, C1

Background: G02, G00, G000, G0000

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.

Happiness


Hi Everyone! It’s the new year and it’s never too early to start making your Christmas cards. Today, I’m featuring a Christmas card from Dreamerland Crafts new Christmas release called Happiness Is Time Spent With A Good Friend – D20009.

To create this card, I first stamped my images using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink.  The images were coloured in with Copic markers. Then I fussy cut around them and went around the edges with a black marker and set them aside.

Next, I worked on the background. I cut Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. to the size of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I created the sky using the Tim Holtz inks listed below and then added in some snow using Stamperi – Glamour Paste – Sparkling White and sprinkling on some Martha Stewart Crafts – Crystal Fine Glitter while it was still wet. I then set this aside to dry. Once the paste was dry, I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink. The sentiment was embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat set the embossing powder.

The bench was die cut using Joy Crafts – Floral Flourishes – 6002/0191, my Cutttlebug and Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Christmas paper. Shadows were added in using T5 Copic Marker. I created a base card using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. to the size of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I added double-sided tape to the coloured background and adhered it directly to the base. Using double-sided tape, I added the bench to the background. I popped up the images on the bench using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The snow and stars were added in using a combination of Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Sequins was added from some mixed sparkles I had.

To finish off the card, I added in some Cosmic Shimmer – Fluffy Puff around the bottom of each of the legs of the bench and also onto the trim of the girl’s cape, kitten’s cape and pompom. Lastly, I added some Stickles – Diamond onto the snow and the girl’s cape for added texture.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Happiness Is Time Spent With A Good Friend – D20009 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Salty Ocean

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Christmas

Glitter \ Snow: Stamperi – Glamour Paste – Sparkling White, Stickles – Diamond, Cosmic Shimmer – Fluffy Puff

Die Cuts: Joy Crafts – Floral Flourishes – 6002/0191

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Face: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Cape and Dresses:  BG72, BG57, BG34, BG11

Pants: T7, T5, T4, T3

Boots: E55, E50, E29, E27, E25, E23

Kitty: T7, T5, T3, R20, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hat and Antlers: C2, R39, R37, R35

Sky: Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen,

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.

Wish You A Merry Christmas


Today, I’m featuring a Christmas card from Dreamerland Crafts new Christmas release called We Wish You A Merry Christmas – D20012. This card features a little kitten helping his friend celebrate the joy of Christmas giving.

To create this card, I first die-cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and Creative Expressions – Festive Frames – Snowball. I separated the 2 pieces of the die-cut and using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black, I stamped the image onto the paper and  coloured it in with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink. The sentiment was then embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat set the embossing powder. Once this was done, I added all of the snowflakes in the sky using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen and also Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen. For the snow on the ground, I used a mixture of Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall and Stickles – Crystal. This was then set aside for a few hours to dry.

For the frame, I used Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish – Summer Sky. It was my first time using this polish and I just love how it turned out. Once the snow on the image was dry, I flipped the 2 die-cuts over and attached them back together using some clear tape on the back.

The card was now ready to assemble. For the card base I used The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours 4.25″ x 5.5″. I added some double-sided tape and some glue to the backing of the finished frame and image and attached it directly to the card base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  We Wish You A Merry Christmas – D20012 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours 4.25″ x 5.5″

Opal Polish: Cosmic Shimmer – Summer Sky

Glitter \ Snow: Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall, Stickles – Crystal

Die Cuts: Creative Expressions – Festive Frames – Snowball – CED3146

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Face: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23

Hat, Cape and Coat:  G29, YG17, YG05, YG03, BV20, C1, C0

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E53, E51, E50, E29, E27, E25, E23

Present: R14, R13, R11

Bow and Girl’s Scarf: R59, R39, R37, R35

Kitten and Scarf: N10, N8, N6, N4, N3, G29, YG17, YG05, YG03, R32, R20, Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Present: Y17, Y15, Y08, Y04, Y17, Y15, Y13

Stars: Y17, Y15, Y13

Sky: B99, B97, B79, B69, B39, B37, B34, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

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.

Christmas Bells!!


Today, I’m sharing Holiday Bells from KLM Digital Designs November Release. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “Merry Christmas”, which I’ve used on my card and also, “Season’s Greetings” and “Happy Holidays”.

To make the card, I printed out the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then I fussy cut around the image. A black marker was used to go around all of the edges. The sentiment was printed out onto Recollections white paper and then fussy cut as well. Then I ran both the image and the sentiment through my Xyron Creative Station to make it easier to lay them down completely flat on the card base. For the card base I used Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards).

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Holiday Bells (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Tools: Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bells: E15, YR24, Y35, Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21, Y08, W5. W3, W1

Leaves and Berries: R59, R39, R37, R35, G46, G43, G29, YG03, YG01, C3, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Ribbon: R29, R27, R24, C3, C2

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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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.

Mistletoe Santa Gnome!!


Today, I’m sharing another super adorable gnome from KLM Digital Designs November release called Mistletoe Santa Gnome. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “Merry Christmas”, which I’ve used on my card and also, “Believe” and “ho-ho-ho”. This Santa gnome is out taking a stroll and enjoying the magic of Christmas and winter.

I decided to colour this Santa in non-traditional colours. To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers. Then I applied Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall to the all of the trimming and set it aside to dry.

I used AC White paper to create the base shape of the card 6″ x 6″. Then I applied Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper cut to the same size directly to the base. I had a spare cut-out from American Crafts – “Holiday” paper in which I had used My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut the centre. I trimmed it a little bit on all sides to create a border. I took a small scrap of Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper and tore it across the top to imitate snow caps. This I adhered to the back of the die-cut panel. Then, I glued the entire piece down on to the background. I also made sure that I didn’t use any glue towards the tops of the snow.

The sentiment was brought into Microsoft Word and I adjusted the width to be .95″. This allowed me to use the 1″ die from Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to die cut the sentiment after it was printed out. I inked around the edges of the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers and applied Clear – Wink of Stella over top of it to make it sparkle. The snowflakes were all die cut from Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland Snowflake Quartet.

The remainder of the card was now ready to put together. I glued the Gnome directly to the background paper and moved it slightly under the snow. I added glue to each of the snowflakes and placed them directly onto the backgrounds. Lastly, I popped up the sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Mistletoe Santa Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″, American Crafts – “Holiday” 6 x 6 in. (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)

Die Cut: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland Snowflake Quartet

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Clear – Wink of Stella, Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Hat and Coat: BG49, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Mitts: BG78, BG75, BG72

Holly, Pine Needles and Berries: R59, R35, G46, G43, G29, YG01, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Check out KLM Designs for some great savings this month.

Offer good until 12/07/20
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Nutcracker – Seasons Greetings!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring Nutcracker – M104 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) paired with the sentiment Seasons Greetings – F300A (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). It’s always fun to use Nutcrackers at Christmas time, that is if your parents let you play with them? LOL! Do you use your nutcrackers if you have one or are they strictly for decoration?

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Then I die cut the image using Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Ovals and my Cuttlebug. The image was then coloured in with Copic Markers.

I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark Ink and then embossed it with Ranger – Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder. This was then heated using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.  I used the same die cuts to cut the remaining ovals. I used PhotoPlay – Christmas Memories for the main background paper and cut it to 6″ x 6″. I edged around the main background, background patterned oval and sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn. To create the ribbon, I used some scrap red cardstock, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 – Gold and white cardstock. For the Sparkling stickers, I first attached the paper to some white cardstock to give it more stability. Once the pieces for the ribbons were created, I ran all of them through my Xyron Create a Sticker to make it easier to adhere the layers to each other.

The card was now ready to assemble, I attached the main background to a card base of 6″ x 6″. I layered all of the rectangles to create my ribbon and also added the sentiment to this ribbon as well. I then placed this directly onto the base card. The ovals were all popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Nutcracker – M104 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Seasons Greetings – F300A (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 – Red, PhotoPlay – Christmas Memories (6″x6″), Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 – Gold

Die Cuts: Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Ovals

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Super Fine Gold Embossing powder

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R21, R20, C1

Hair and Beard: E49, E47, E44, E43

Hat and Outfit: R59, R39, R37, R35, G99, G21, YG67, YG17, E15, Y35, YR24, Y08, Yellow gem

Boots: C10, C8, C7, C6, C5, C3

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Sending You Tidings


Today, I’m featuring a Christmas card by Dreamerland Crafts using their stamp set called Sending You Tidings – D19072. Growing up in the North, we used to get a lot of snow. I always love looking out the window and seeing the snow fall and how beautiful it looks on the houses and trees. Driving in it, not so much, but everything else about winter, I love. LOL!

To make this card, I cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the size of 4.75″ x 3.5″ using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers Dies. Then using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black, I stamped the image first onto the paper and then again on to Post-It Note to create a mask. I fussy cut around the mask and placed it to the side to use a little later. I then proceeded to colour in my image with Copic markers.

Once the colouring of the image was complete, I was ready to create the sky. To accomplish this, the mask that I had set aside earlier was placed over top of the coloured image. A mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks were then used: Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Dusty Concord inks. Once, the background was completed, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using my MISTI and VersaMark ink. The sentiment was then embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat set the embossing powder.

I was now ready to add the final finishing touches. To do this, I added in the snowflakes and stars using Gelly Roll Sakura #10, #8 and #5 Pens. Stickles – Cool Mint was added to the little lady’s hat, pom-pom and coat cuffs. Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel was applied with a spatula along the bottom of the card to create some sparkling snow and also to the top of the chimney with a Q-Tip. I also coloured in the little snowflake in the sky with Gelly Roll Sakura #10 pen and then Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear to make it sparkle. I set the card aside to let the glitter dry for a few hours.

For the card base I used Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 and edged around all of the sides with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Iced Spruce. I die cut Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper to the size 3.75″ x 5″ using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and Cuttlebug. This was adhered directly onto the base using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Once the glitter was completely dry, I layered the completed image on top of the second layer using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Sending You Tidings – D19072 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Iced Spruce

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5″ (Assorted Box of Cards)

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Stickles – Cool Mint, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Face: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Hat, Jacket, Mitts, Bear’s Scarf:  BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11, Stickles – Cool Mint

Leggings: C7, C5

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Bear: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R22, R20, Eyes and Noses – Sakura Glaze – Black

Bow and Girl’s Scarf: R59, R39, R37, R35

Present: Y17, Y15, Y08, Y04

Chimney: E99, E97, E08, E07, E13, C4, C2

Snow: Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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HoHoHoHoHo!!


Today I’m sharing  Santa Gnome (KLM Digital Designs) image from the new November release. This adorable little Gnome comes with 3 different sentiments. “Believe In The Magic”, “Happy Holidays” and “Christmas Blessing”.

I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers. The background was die cut using Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper and Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper. I coloured the vines and leaves from the Hammermill die cut with various Tim Holtz Distress inks listed below and then fussy cut them out. Glue was applied to the reverse side of the die cut and then it was placed on top of the original Glitz Paper die cut. Crafts – Self-Adhesive Rhinestones were then applied to the berries on the vine.

For the background, I used the Hammermill paper to create a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. Then I applied Crafts – Sparkling Stickers red paper to the base. I then adhered the vine and frame directly to the background using glue. Lastly, I die cut the sentiment 5 times using black cardstock and the 1 time with Tonic Studios – Craft Perfect – Onyx Black Pearlescent. I ran all off the die cuts through my Xyron Create a Sticker to make it easier to apply them on top of each other. This created an embossed effect. I then added this on top of the vine base. The main image was then added to the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

To finish off the card, I added some Marvy – Liquid Applique to the big pom-pom and heat set it with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to puff it up. Lastly, some Stickles – Frosted Lace was added to the hat, cuffs and coat trim.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Santa Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Tonic Studios – Craft Perfect – Onyx Black Pearlescent, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629

Die Cut: Poppystamps – Holly Vine Sidekick Frame – Christmas Craft Die

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Stickles – Frosted Lace, Marvy – Liquid Applique, Crafts – Self-Adhesive Rhinestones – 02-3006207, Xyron Create a Sticker, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Hat and Coat: E59, E39, E37, E35, Stickles – Frosted Lace, Marvy – Liquid Applique

Mitts: YG67, YG63, G28

Holly Leaves and Stems: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles, Atayou Spica – Twinkling Like The Stars – Melon – 06, Atayou Spica – Twinkling Like The Stars – Mint – 17, Atayou Spica – Twinkling Like The Stars – Olive – 07

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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Santa in the Chimney!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring Santa in Chimney – S202 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) paired with the sentiment Bold – From One Flake – K201 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). December is almost here and Santa is on his way to deliver all of the goodies to everyone. Hope your not on the naughty list. LOL!

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and then coloured it in with Copic Markers. I stamped the image again and used it as a mask. I have a magnetic cutting mat, so I just used a very strong magnet to hold the mask down. Then I used multiple Tim Holtz Distress Inks to create the sky.

Once the sky was created, I removed the mask and used My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame to die cut the image. I added the sentiment using the top half of the sentiment stamp only. To do this, using my MISTI to get a good clean stamped image, I used VersaMark Ink and then embossed it with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This was then heated using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

To finish off my background, I added in some snowflakes and stars using Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen and Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen. For the eyes and notches on the belt, Sakura Glaze – Black ink was used. For the snow on the roof top, Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel was applied with a little sprinkle of Martha Stewart Crafts – Crystal Fine Glitter. Stickles was added to the hat, collar and cuffs of Santa’s outfit.

To create the layers, I first die cut Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers and then the dark blue panel with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame dies. For the card, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper, which was cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″ and then scored at 4.25″ and to create a base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″.

To assemble the remainder of the card. I placed the dark blue layer directly to the base using double-sided tape. The silver layer was applied the same way. The coloured image was then popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Santa in Chimney – S202 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Bold – From One Flake – K201 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Dark Blue Cardstock, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Glitter: Martha Stewart Crafts – Crystal Fine Glitter, Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel, Stickles

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R21, R20

Hair: W3, W2, W1, W00

Hat and Outfit: R59, R39, R37, R35

Belt: C9, C7, C5, C4, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08

Mitts: C9, C7, C4

Sack: G94, G28, G09, G07, G05, YG67, YG63, YG61

Chimney: E99, E97, E13, E08, T5, T3, T1

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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