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Sharing a CAS birthday card that I made today using KLM Digital DesignThinking Gnome from the new November 2022 release. This image comes with 2 other sentiments as well, “Just thinking of you” and “Thinking of you makes my day”. This little gnome is thinking really hard to figure out how old you are this year! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Echo Park – Happy Birthday paper was cut to the same size and adhered directly to the base using double-sided tape! The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image and then fussy cut around it. I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and placed it onto a small piece of Recollections – Black cardstock and fussy cut around it again. Using a Cuttlebug and dies from Sizzix Framelits – Banner Dies, I die cut the sentiment and a larger banner using Echo Park – Happy Birthday paper. With a blender brush, I inked over the sentiment die cut to give it a shade of green colour. With Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles and a finger dauber, I inked around the 2 banners and all around the card. The larger banner was adhered directly to the card using liquid glue. The image and sentiment were both popped up onto the card using U-Line double-sided tape. YNS Gumdrops – Tropical Paradise were added to the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Thinking Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Echo Park – Happy Birthday (6″ x 6″), Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelits – Banner Dies -561152

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, YNS Gumdrops – Tropical Paradise

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Shirt and Socks: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Hat and Boots: C7, BG78, BG75

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.

If Kisses Were Snowflakes


Sharing a Christmas card that I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Snowball Gnome from the new November 2022 release. This image comes with 2 other sentiments as well, “You’re the Jolly to my Holly” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside”.

To make my card this week, I started with a 6″ x 6″ card base using AC Cardstock – White. Using double-sided tape, I attached the patterned cardstock of the same size from Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland.  The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Cuttlebug and Gina Marie Designs – Big and Little Pierced Chain Oval Layered Dies, I die cut the image and then coloured it in. With a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, I added snow into the sky. Stickles – Diamond was added to the snow on the ground and snowballs to add some sparkle. Stickles – Crystal was added around the oval and the coloured image was set aside to dry. I fussy cut around the sentiment and then ran the pieces through a Xyron Create a Sticker. The pieces were adhered to Recollections – Black cardstock and then fussy cut again. After everything was dry, U-Line double-sided tape was added to the back of the sentiment pieces and the image. These were all popped up onto the background paper. I added Recollections – Snowflake Specialty Polyester Glitter and a dab of Stickles – Crystal was added to the centre of the snowflakes to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Snowball Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Recollections – Black cardstock, Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland (6″x6″)

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Big and Little Pierced Chain Oval Layered Dies

Stickles: Diamond and Crystal

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Recollections – Snowflake Specialty Polyester Glitter, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W1, W00

Clothing and Hat: R59, R37, R35

Boots and Glove: C9, C7, C5, C1

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Snow and Snowballs: BV20, C00, Colorless Blender, Stickles Diamond

Outer Edge of the Oval: B99

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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Present Gnomes


Sharing a Christmas card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Pre-Colored – Present Gnome – Blue and Pre-Coloured – Present Gnome – Yellow from the new October 2022 release. Christmas is not that far away now and it’s time for me to create more cards for the holidays.

To make my card this week, I started with a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut the background paper from PhotoPlay – Gnome for the Holidays Christmas to be the same size and attached it to the base card with double-sided tape. I cut some green cardstock to the size of 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″. U-line double-sided tape was attached to the piece and it was popped up onto the centre of the card. Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper was cut to the size of 4.75″ x 3.5″. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, I inked around the base card and the snowflake piece.

The images were imported into Microsoft Word and I layered them together before I printed them out and fussy cut around them leaving a thin white border. I cut the snow piece to be 4.75″ x 1″ using Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” and then tore it look like drifting snow. I glued along the bottom of this piece with liquid glue and adhered it to the snowflake patterned paper. Using liquid glue, I attached the gnomes on top and behind the snow. I applied liquid glue to the finished piece and centred it onto the green cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on to a scrap piece of blue cardstock using Versamark ink and then applied Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This was heat embossed with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heating Tool. I die cut the circle using a 1″ Circle punch and then applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean around it. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the sentiment and it was popped up onto the card. Lastly, to finish everything off, some Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Sequins were added around the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Pre-Colored – Present Gnome – Blue – KLM Digital Designs and Pre-Coloured – Present Gnome – Yellow – KLM Digital Designs

Sentiment: Lawn Fawn – Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., PhotoPlay – Gnome for the Holidays Christmas, Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” (8.5″ x 11″)

Die Cuts: 1″ Circle Punch

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Sequins, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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Gnome Stack


Sharing a slimline CAS card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Gnome Stack from the new September 2022 release. This image comes with 2 other sentiments as well, “Thanks for your support” and “I love Hanging with my Gnomies”. This image could be used for Thank You cards, Birthday cards or even Inspirational cards.

To make my card this week, I started with a 8″ x 3.5″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I cut the paper to be the same size as the base and coloured in the image. I applied double-sided tape and adhered the coloured image to the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Gnome Stack – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Miscellaneous: 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard 1: E47, E44, E43, E41

Beard 2: YR68, YR31, YR18, Y38

Beard 3: E37, E35, E34, E33, E31

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Boots: C9, C8,C7, C6, C4, C2, 100

Shirts 1 and 3: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Shirt 2: V17, V15, V12

Hats: R59, R39, R37

Ground: E47, E44, E43

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.

Play In The Puddles!!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Rain Gnome from the new July 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “There’s Always Room For You Under My Umbrella” and “If you want a rainbow, you’ve got to deal with a little rain”.

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. I fussy cut around the image and added U-Line double-sided tape to the back of it. Using Tonic Studios Craft Perfect – Iridescent Mirror Card – Tidal Wave cardstock, I cut out 6 little droplets of water. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and Whimsy Stamps – Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set, I die cut the puddle out of the same paper. Just love how this paper looks like water. I ran the water pieces through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then adhered them to Scrapbook.com – Jewels Smooth Cardstock. I popped the image on top of the main puddle. Once this was all done, I fussy cut around the image and water droplets and added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of all of the pieces and set them aside.

I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardsstock. I cut the background paper using Forever In Time – Splish Splash (SP344U) paper and adhered it to the base using double-sided tape. I used my cutter to cut around the sentiment and then a corner rounder for the 4 corners. I applied some Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean around the edges with a sponge dauber and then added U-Line double-sided tape to the back of it. I popped this up onto the base at the bottom of the card and then popped up the image and splash marks to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Rain Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Tonic Studios Craft Perfect – Iridescent Mirror Card – Tidal Wave, Scrapbook.com – Jewels Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″), Forever In Time – Splish Splash (SP344U)

Die Cut: Whimsy Stamps – Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set (WSD382)

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Hat, Coat and Boots: Y38, Y35, Y08

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Umbrella: B99, B97, B95, B02, B01, B00, B000, T9, T5

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.

Better at the Beach!!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Beach Gnome – Girl from the new June 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Good times & tan lines” and “Girls just wanna have sun”.

I imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the image again onto regular copy paper. Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and my Cuttlebug, I die cut the image. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I fussy cut around the image printed out of regular copy paper to create a mask and applied it over top of the coloured image using repositionable tape. Using several Picket Fence – Blending Brushes and multiple Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores, I created the sand, water and clouds using Lawn Fawn – Ocean Waves Stencils, Lawn Fawn – Clippings – Slimline Hillside Stencils and Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil.

I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardsstock. U-Line – 2 sided tape was added to the back of the image and it was popped up onto the base card. To finish the card off, I added in a few seashells using 2 layers of U-Line – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Beach Gnome – Girl – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers, Broken China

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

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Stencils: Lawn Fawn – Ocean Waves Stencils, Lawn Fawn – Clippings – Slimline Hillside Stencils and Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Picket Fence – Blending Brushes

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Clothing, Hat and Sandals: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, B79, B69, B66

Towel, Flower, Pail: V12, V09, V06, V04

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.

Love and Cake!


Sharing a birthday card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Chef Gnome – Cake from the new June 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “If we are what we eat, well, I’m pretty sweet!” and “If the cake fits, eat it!”. My mom always made our birthdays very special by creating special cake designs every year for each of our birthdays growing up. As a child, I never liked cake, but my mom used to wrap some change into tin foil and hide it in the cake. When all of my friends left, I would take a knife and cut through the cake to get all of the change out to put into my piggy bank. LOL! Unfortunately for me, I developed a sweet tooth when I got older and met my husband who has a really big sweet tooth. Only difference is he manages to keep the weight off. LOL!

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. I added some Wink of Stella – Clear to the icing and then I fussy cut around the coloured image. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX dies, I die cut the sentiment and also some Aqua cardstock.

The 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base was created using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardsstock. I cut the patterned paper from Echo Parks Paper Co. – Birthday Wishes to the size of 5.5″ x 3.5″ and attached it to the centre of the base using double-sided tape. Two .5″ strips were cut from Yellow Cardstock and then put through my Xyron with one strip attached at the top and one strip on the bottom of the card. The Aqua die cut was added to the right side using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed was used to ink around all of the edges of the card. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the image and the sentiment and popped them both up onto the background. YNS Gumdrops – Celebration Sparkly Gumdrops were added to the top and bottom strips. Lastly, to finish off my card, I ran Art Impresisons – 5335 – Kitchen Mini Dies through the Anna Griffin Empress Mini die cutting machine using Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock – Silver. I ran the 2 pieces through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached them both to the sentiment tag.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Chef Gnome – Cake – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Echo Parks Paper Co. – Birthday Wishes by Alisha Gordon – 6″ x 6″ Paper Pads, Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock – Silver – 8.5 x 11″, Aqua and Yellow cardstock

Dies: Art Impresisons – 5335 – Kitchen Mini Dies, Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, YNS Gumdrops – Celebration Sparkly Gumdrops, Wink of Stella – Clear, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Hat and Chef’s Outfit: BV20, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Shoes: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Cake, Icing and Tray: E29, E27, E25, E23, Y19, Y17, Y13, C5, C3, C1

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.

High Tides


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Beach Gnome from the new May 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Life is better at the beach” and “Enjoy the little things”.

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. I created the pattern on his shirt to make it look a little wild. Using scissors, I fussy cut around the coloured image. I also fussy cut around the sentiment, splitting it into 2 parts. I ran them through a Xyron Create a Sticker and adhered them directly to Recollections – Black cardstock. Once again, I fussy cut around the sentiments. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the sentiment and image and set them aside.

I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardsstock. I cut another panel to be the same size as the card base. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade ink, a Picket Fence – Blending Brush and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Sunburst stencil, I created the sunny background. I did this by first laying down the yellow background and then putting the stencil over top to make the sun rays a little brighter. Using Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores ink, I created the sandy shore. For the waves, I thought the paper from Bo Bunny – Down by the Sea Collection was perfect. Using the coloured image as a guide for placement, I cut along the wavy lines with the piece measuring approximately 1.75″ x 4.25″. Using a finger dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, I inked along the top and bottom of the waves to remove the white. Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass and a Picket Fence – Blending Brush, I added a bit of tint to the patterned paper. Using glue, I attached it to the background panel. I added in a small shadow under the sandals with Copic markers.

The card was now ready to assemble. I attached the panel to the base card using double-sided tape. I removed the tape backing from the image and sentiment and popped them both up onto the card. Using a button shank remover, I removed the backs to the Dress It Up Buttons. I applied some glue to the backs of each of them and placed them onto the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Beach Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade, Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Bo Bunny – Down by the Sea Collection (6″ x 6″ Paper Pad), Recollections – Black

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Sunburst

Embellishments: Dress It Up – Ocean View, Dress It Up – Seashells At The Seashore

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Xyron Create a Sticker, Picket Fence – Blending Brushes

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Hat and Sandals: B26, B23, B21

Shirt: Y38, Y35, Y15, YR16, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Bathing Suit: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01

Sunglasses: BG09, BG05, BG00, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Shadow Under Sandals: E35, E34, E33

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.

Born to Be Wild!!


Sharing a card that I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Pre-Colored MotorCycle Gnome from the new May 2022 release.  I remember how refreshing it was when I was younger going for rides on a motorcycle during hot weather!

Using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, I created a base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut a panel to be the same size out of the same cardstock. The mountains were created using Kraftin’ Kimmie – Krafty Scenery 2 and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo, Picket Fence – Blending Brush and blocking off the base of the mountains with a long Post-It Note. Once the mountains were in place, I created the clouds using Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and a Picket Fence – Blending Brush. I die cut the road using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, My Favourite Things – Die-Namics – Open Road MFT-1138 out of Recollections – Black paper. I measured it to the line of the mountains and cut it. Using this as a guide, with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Mowed Lawn and a Picket Fence – Blending Brush, I created the grass.

Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and Stampin’ Cut & Emboss – Pine Wood Dies, I die cut all of the trees using Scrapbook.com – Jewels Smooth Cardstock and Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow. I coloured the trunks using Copic marker E27. I applied the bottom trees with glue and then popped up the front trees with Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips. I imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I fussy cut around the image and added 2 layers of U-Line double-sided tape to it and popped it up onto the road to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Pre-Colored Motorcycle Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Sentiment: Art Impressions – Born To Ride Set – 5044

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Scrapbook.com – Jewels Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″), Scrapbook.com – Jewels Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″), Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Mowed Lawn, Recollections – Black, Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow – 6″ x 6″

Dies: Stampin’ Cut & Emboss – Pine Wood Dies, My Favourite Things – Die-Namics – Open Road MFT-1138

Stencil: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Krafty Scenery 2

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Picket Fence – Blending Brushes, Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips

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.

Coffee!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Drive Thru – TLF026 for the image and Nothing Begins – FLL021 for the sentiment. I don’t drink coffee, but I know a lot of people who can’t start the day without one! Are you a coffee drinker or a tea drinker like me?

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. To create my background, I started with Creative Memories – Hot Fudge paper cut to the same size as the base card. I adhered this directly to the base. From the same paper, I also made several more cuts. 5.5″ x 2-5/8″, 5.5″ x 1-1/16th” and using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut a rectangle the size of 4.75″ x 3.5″. With multiple papers from Your Next Stamp – The Perfect Blend, I cut them to the sizes of 5.5″ x 4-1/8″, 5.5″ x 2.5″ and 5.5″ x 7/8″. I inked around all of the edges of the patterned papers with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso.

Using double-sided tape, I layered the papers and centered them onto the card in the following order. Coffee beans, Fudge cardstock, coffee stains, Fudge cardstock and lastly the coffee cups. Once again, I inked around all of the outside edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso ink. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the large Fudge cardstock rectangle with an additional smaller layer on the top and bottom and popped it up in the centre of the card.

Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers once again, I die cut a rectangle out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the size of 4.25″ x 3″. The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I added in a lot of extra bricks to the image to create a solid brick wall. Using my Empress machine again and My Creative Time – Little Gift Tags, I die cut the sentiment. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso was used to ink around the edges. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the back of it and popped it up onto the coloured image. Lastly to finish off the card, I added a little pop dot from Gina Marie Designs.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Drive Thru – TLF026 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Nothing Begins – FLL021 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Creative Memories – Hot Fudge (12″ x 12″), Your Next Stamp – The Perfect Blend (6″ x 6″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Little Gift Tags (Retired)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gnomes: E47, E44, E43, E41, E27, E25, E23, E15, E21, E11, E08, E00, E000, YR18, YR14, B26, B23, B21

Car: R59, R39, R37, R35, C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, B000, Y00, N9, N7, N5

Road: W8, W6, W4

Wall: C2, C1, E97, E19, E08

Window and Signs: T5, T3, T1, T0, Y00, Y000

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Better Late Than Never!!


Sharing a birthday card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Stanley The Snail from the new May 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “You snailed it!” and “Thanks SLOW much!”  Love this sentiment “Better late than never!” as it could be used for so many different occasions.

Using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, I created a base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, I created the clouds with Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil directly on the base card. With the dies from Lawn Fawn – Simple Grassy Hillsides and Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow paper, I die cut 3 lawn cuts using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine.

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 inked around the edges with a black marker. I cut the sentiment with my cutter and added U-Line double sided tape to it and popped it up onto the smallest lawn cut.

The card was now ready to assemble. I added U-Line double-sided tape to each layer of grass. I added a second layer of U-Line double sided tape to the middle layer. I used my fussy cut image to determine where the lawn cuts would be positioned and then popped up each layer onto the base. I applied some glue to the back of the image on the bottom only and adhered it to the card between the 2nd and 3rd layer of grass. I felt like the card still needed something, so I added 3 lady bugs from Forever In Time – Ladybug Gems and a butterfly from Doodlebug Design Inc. – Plum Butterflies Braddies to finish off my card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Stanley the Snail – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow – 6″ x 6″

Die: Lawn Fawn – Simple Grassy Hillsides

Stencil: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Plum Butterflies Braddies, Forever In Time – Ladybug Gems

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snail: E84, E81, E44, E43, E42, E41, E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21, Y38

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.

Birthday Hi!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Just Cruisin’ – SLF022 for the image and Just Motorin’ By – G309 for the sentiment. The gnomes are out again and this time their motoring by with a birthday “Hi!” for you.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. To create my background sky, I cut the Echo Parks Paper Co. – Birthday Wishes cardstock to the size of 5.5″ x 1.75″. With Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow – 6″ x 6″, I made 3 cuts. 5.5″ x .75″, 5.5″ x 1.25″ and with my Cuttlebug and Card Deco Essentials – Slimline Landscape Borders die, the tree landscape. I ran all of the pieces through my Xyron Creative Station and Xyron Create a Sticker. Using my Cuttlebug again and Recollections – Black cardstock, I die cut the road using My Favourite Things – Die-Namics – Open Road die.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I fussy cut around the image and the sentiment and then added U-Line double-sided tape to pop them up onto the card later.

The card was now ready for assembly, starting at the bottom of the card, I applied the first piece of grass. I measured the distance of the road and then applied the second piece of green slightly lower than where the road would end. The sky piece was added next and then the tree scape. I used my E25 marker to make the tree trunks brown. I applied double-sided tape to the road piece and adhered it to the base. I popped up the image and the sentiment onto the background. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass and a dauber were used to ink around the edges of the sky to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Just Cruisin’ – SLF022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Just Motorin’ By – G309 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow – 6″ x 6″, Echo Parks Paper Co. – Birthday Wishes by Alisha Gordon – 6″ x 6″ Paper Pads, Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things – Die-Namics – Open Road MFT-1138, Card Deco Essentials – Slimline Landscape Borders

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker and Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gnomes: E47, E44, E43, E41, E15, E08, E21, E11, E00, E000, YR18, YR14, BG72, BG57, BG49, BG45, BG32, BG11, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, Y02, Y00

Car: R59, R39, R37, R35, C9, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, 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
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Keep On Swinging!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Tire Swing Gnome from the new April 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “May your toes touch the sky” and “Why can’t we just swing into Friday?” I think it would be good if we could just swing into Friday and have fun weekends all the time! Don’t you?

Here it is in action.

 

I used The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″) for my base card. I wanted to create an interactive swinging card and I found a video on You Tube from My Favourite Things called “Creating an Interactive Swing Card” by Stephanie on Mar 7, 2019. I didn’t have the dies, so I used the video for inspiration and decided to create my own mechanism and die cuts. Using my Cricut, I took a rectangle and added a bunch of circles and then welded them all together to create the tree. I also created the swing mechanism by joining a circle and thin long rectangle and then welding them together. The grass was also die cut on my Cricut Explore. I die cut the trees and swing mechanism using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the grass with Recollections – Green cardstock. I coloured in the trees with Copic markers. Using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, I created the clouds with Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil. Using the mechanism for placement, I die cut a circle into the cloud background.

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 inked around the edges with a black marker. I cut the sentiment with my cutter and ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I attached it to some Recollections – Black cardstock and cut around it again.

The card was now ready to assemble. I applied a small circle double-side pop-dot to the centre of the hole cut earlier on the cloud paper and attached it to a slightly larger circle at the back of the cloud paper. Using my EK Success Powder tool, I went around all of the sides of the pop-up to remove any stickiness. I applied the mechanism over top of the pop-dot and attached some extra two-sided tape. I applied another die cut circle over top of the raised pop-dot. This allowed the mechanism to now move freely back and forth on the page. Using double-sided tape on the back of the cloud paper, I applied the double-sided tape everywhere except around the mechanism and popped it onto the base card. I ran the grass die cut through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it directly to the cloud base. I took the 2 tree die cuts that I had created earlier and coloured and glued them both together. I attached the gnome image to the mechanism with double-sided tape and cut off the extra length not required. I added some double-sided tape behind the trees on both sides and only part way along the top on both sides leaving the area for the swinging mechanism free. This was then popped up onto the cloud background. I applied some U-Line double-sided tape and popped up the sentiment on top of the trees. Lastly, I added a penny to the back of the gnome to give it more momentum when swinging.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Tire Swing Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

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

Dies: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, EK Success Powder Tool, Cricut Explore, Xyron Create a Sticker, penny

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Shirt: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01

Hat and Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Tire: T7, T5, T3, C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Rope: Y21, E53, E52, E51

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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Beautiful Blessings!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Easter card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Easter Gnome – SLF034  for the main image and Beautiful Blessings – FDG030  for the sentiment. I love to colour gnomes and was so excited when I saw this adorable character in the High Hopes Rubber Stamps new “This and That” Spring Release.

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 Forever In Time – Viola cardstock to be the same size as the base card and attached it using double-sided tape. Echo Park – Welcome Easter cardstock and Forever In Time – Sky cardstock were die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers and my Cuttlebug. I trimmed the Forever In Time – Sky cardstock to 2″. Both pieces were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough around all edges. I applied the smaller piece to the centre of the egg background and then applied U-Line Double-sided tape and popped it up onto the base background.

Using PinkFresh Studio – Essentials: Folk Edge Squares, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. The image was then stamped onto it with my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock and die cut it with My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies. The image and frame around it were coloured in with Copic Markers.

The remainder of the card was now ready to finish being assembled. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the image and sentiment and popped them up onto the egg background. Lastly, I added in a few YNS Gumdrops to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Easter Gnome- SLF034 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Beautiful Blessings – FDG030 (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., Echo Park – Welcome Easter (6″ x 6″), Forever In Time – Sky, Forever In Time – Viola

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, PinkFresh Studio – Essentials: Folk Edge Squares

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, YNS GumDrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: C5, C4, C3, C1, C0

Hat and Clothing: BG34, BG32, BG15, BG11, BG10, V15, V12, V01, V000

Boots: E33, E31, E30, E27, E25, E23, E21

Bunny and Bunny Ears: C3, C1, C0, RV11, R20

Carrot and Stem: E08, YR18, YR14, YR12, Y08, G14, G07, YG23, YG11, YG03

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03

Background: Y00, G00, B000

Border around Square Frame Circle: V12

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.

Coffee With A Friend!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Let’s Chat – TLF030  for the image and Perfect Blend – FLL022  for the sentiment. I don’t drink coffee, but really loved these little gnome buddies having a cup of coffee and getting a chance to chat.

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 Creative Memories – Hot Fudge cardstock to be the same size as the base card and attached it using double-sided tape. Your Next Stamp – The Perfect Blend cardstock was die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers and my Cuttlebug. I popped this up onto the base background using U-Line double-sided tape. The large square was die cut using Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies and Creative Memories – Hot Fudge cardstock. The smaller square was cut using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was then stamped with my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. I stamped the sentiment onto Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and die cut it with My Creative Time – Stitched Zig Zag Ties. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers.

The card was now ready to finish being assembled. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of all of the remaining pieces and popped them up onto the card base.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Let’s Chat – TLF030 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Perfect Blend – FLL022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Your Next Stamp – The Perfect Blend (6″ x 6″), Creative Memories – Hot Fudge (12″ x 12″)

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beards: E47, E44, E43, E41, E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Hats and Clothing: B37, B14, B12, BG09, BG05, BG02, E37, E35

Boots: C9, C7, C5, C3, C2

Chairs: E59, E37, E35, E15, E13

Cups and Saucer: BG49, BG45, BG13, BG11

Table and Tablecloth: YR30, E50, E42, E41

Shadow: C3, 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.

Itty Bitty Heart!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a CAS card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Sweetheart Gnome – SLF012  for the main image. I just love this sweet little gnome image as you can change the sentiments that she is holding onto. On this card, I chose to add a heart as I thought it would go great with the sentiment Itty Bitty Heart – H006.

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″. For the background, I used my Cuttlebug, Scrapbook.com – Brights Smooth Cardstock and the embossing folder called Cuttlebug – Thank You. After putting this paper through my Cuttlebug, I saw that the texture was white on some of the letters. I decided to take some more of the background colour off using 3M 405N Tri-M-Ite sanding paper. I just loved the rustic effect it gave. With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. The image was coloured in and fussy cut. A cutter was used to go around the sentiment. 3/8″ We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper was used to create the rounded corners. I inked around all of the edges of the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door.

To assemble the card, I attached the embossed background directly to the base using double-sided tape. The sentiment and image were both popped up onto the card using U-Line double-sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Sweetheart Gnome – SLF012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Itty Bitty Heart – H006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Scrapbook.com – Brights Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″)

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Valentine’s Hearts Border (Heart for message)

Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug – Thank You

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Clothing and Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, R46, R14, R08

Message with Heart: E50, E41, YR30

Shadow: C3, 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.

How You Doin’??


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Window Gnome – Boy from the new January 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Hang in there” and “Dropping in to say Hi”.

I created a 6″ x 6″ card base using AC Cardstock – White. I applied 6″ x 6″ – 49 and Market Tattered Garden cardstock directly to the base using double-sided tape. 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 and popped them both up onto the background using U-Line double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Window Gnome – Boy – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, 49 and Market Tattered Garden – 6 x 6 Collection Pack, AC Cardstock – White

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Hat: R46, R14, R08

Shirt: E89, E87, E84

Wallpaper: G05, YG01, Y04, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Window Sill: E74, E71, E70

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.

Lucky Dog!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Fido’s Home from the new January 2022 release. We grew up having dogs in our family. They were all spoiled and loved very much! They may have thought they were the lucky ones, but deep down, I think we were.

I created the base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. For the background, I used Kraftin’ Kimmie – Pawprints Stencil, a Picket Fence – Blending Brush and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pumice Stone to create the paw prints. For the hearts, I used the same stencil, a small foam brush and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door. With my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out, I die cut the red square from Forever In Time – Texture Rouge cardstock.

I imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut the image using Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies and the sentiment with My Creative Time – Stitched Zig Zag Ties. I inked around the edges of the sentiment die cut with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door and popped it up onto the base card using U-Line double-sided tape. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and the sky was created with Lawn Fawn – Cloudy Stencil and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and a mixture of Copic blue markers. The completed image was popped up onto the base card using U-Line double-sided tape to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Fido’s Home – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pumice Stone

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Forever In Time – Texture Rouge

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, My Creative Time – Stitched Zig Zag Ties

Stencils: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Pawprints Stencil, Lawn Fawn – Cloudy Stencil

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence – Blending Brush

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dog: B60, C9, C2, C1, C00, E25, E23, Colorless Blender

Dog House: R46, R14, R08, C9, C7, C5, C2, C1, C0

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03

Sky: B00, B000, B0000, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

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.

Baby Gnome!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Baby Gnome from the new January 2022 release. Congrats to all of the families who received a new blessing into their lives this January and also to all of those future parents-to-be this year too!

I created the base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut the paper to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. For the background, I used the same paper for the front and back. I first cut the Echo Park – Hello Baby – It’s a Girl cardstock to be the same size as the base card. Using my Cuttlebug and Art Impressions – Oval Double Stitched Dies, I cut an oval from the floral patterned side. I inked around the edges of the floral oval with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Seedless Preserves and for the edges of the oval on the larger piece with the baskets showing, I applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough. I taped the 2 pieces back to together using some Scotch Tape and then using double-sided tape, I applied the full background piece to the base card. I inked around the entire outer edges with the Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Seedless Preserves.

I imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then fussy cut with scissors. U-Line double sided tape was applied to the back of the image and it was popped up onto the card in the centre of the Oval. The sentiments were also brought into Microsoft Word and combined together. I created a rectangular shape and put it behind the type. I added an Aqua colour to fill in the background and then gave it a 4 pt border. Once it was printed out, I just cut around the edges of the rectangle with my cutter and then applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough around the frame. I added some U-Line double sided tape and popped it up onto the bottom of the card. To finish everything off, I added in a few CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Baby Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Echo Park – Hello Baby – It’s a Girl (6″x6″)

Die Cuts: Art Impressions – Oval Double Stitched Dies (5065)

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hat: V15, V12, V01, V000

Blanket and Bow: BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10

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.

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.