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Free Broom Rides!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Free Broom Rides – TT017 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Wicked – FF052 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Wouldn’t you love to go on a magical broom for a ride? I know I would.

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 cut the background paper from Echo Park – I Love Halloween paper pad to be the same size as the base and inked around the edges and onto the paper using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin and a Picket Fence – Blending Brush. I applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider dies, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and orange cardstock. Using black cardstock I cut another piece to the size of 5.5″ x 1.25″. I applied this to the base using double-sided tape. I inked around the orange die cut with a Picket Fence – Blending Brush and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot. I applied 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the orange die cut and applied it to the base.

The image and sentiment were then stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers. The sentiment was die cut with my Cuttlebug and Whimsy – Quick Strips Die Set dies. I inked around the edges and on top by first using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin with a Picket Fence – Blending Brush and then around the edges again, this time using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot. To finish off the card, I applied 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the image and sentiment and popped them both up.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Free Broom Rides – TT017 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Wicked – FF052 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Echo Park – I Love Halloween (6″x6″), Orange cardstock, Black Cardstock

Die Cuts:  Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider, Whimsy – Quick Strips Die Set

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Sakura Glaze – Black, Pen Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear, Picket Fence – Blending Brush

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R30, R24, R20 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black, Pen Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: YG67, YG23, YG17

Dress: BV29, BV25, BV23, V06, V04, V01, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

Socks: BV25, BV23, V04, V01, YG23, YG17

Boots, Cat and Hat: BV29, BV25, BV23, R30, R20, V04, V01, YG17, YG13, E15, YR24, Y08 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black, Pen Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Sign Post, Pole and Broom Handle: E37, E35, E34, E31

Broom: E08, YR18, YR15, YR12, YR02, E97, C5, C3, C1

Spider: C7, C5, C3 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black)

Grass: G17, G14, G07

Sky: B02, B01, 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
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Frightfully Delightful!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Frankie – TT021 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Frightfully Delightful – FF054 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Frankie is all set for Hallowe’en this year with his little pumpkin full of candy. We used to use a pillow case when we were younger to get a lot more goodies when we went Trick or Treating. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with stamping the image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Using my Brother Scan and Cut, I cut around the image leaving a small white border. I coloured in the image and then used Copic C0 to go around all of the edges. I fussy cut around the sentiment and applied Copic Y17 around the edges. I put this through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then applied it to some scrap yellow cardstock. Once again, I fussy cut around the sentiment.

Using my Cricut Explore, I die cut the Haunted House from the Holiday Cakes Cricut Cartridge and the Haunted Tree from the October 31 Cricut Cartridge. I decided to cut the second layer of the haunted house out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card rather than solid cardstock. This gave me the chance to colour in the windows, doors, shutters and moon the way I wanted to in order to make it more spooky with Copic Markers. The moon was coloured in with a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber and Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes. Using glue, I pieced everything together for the Haunted house.

My card was now ready to assemble. I started with a 6″ x 6″ base card made from AC Cardstock – White. I cut the bats background to the same size from Echo Park – I Love Halloween paper pack. I applied this directly to the base with double-sided tape. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke and a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush I inked around all of the edges and across the top of the card to darken the sky a little bit. Next, I die cut the grass using my Cuttlebug, Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow paper and Lawn Fawn – Simple Stitched Hillside Borders. I applied this directly to the bottom of the card using liquid glue. I applied glue to the haunted tree and haunted house and then applied both of them directly to background. Frankie and the sentiment were both popped up on the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Frankie – TT021 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Frightfully Delightful – FF054 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Echo Park – I Love Halloween, Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow – 6″ x 6″

Die Cut:Lawn Fawn – Simple Stitched Hillside Borders – Lawn Cut

Cricut Die Cuts: – October 31 – Haunted Tree (#M3DCC2), Holiday Cakes – Haunted House – (#M40A62)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Brother Scan and Cut, Xyron Create a Sticker and Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Cricut Explore

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: BV23, BV20, G00, BG93, BG90, R29, R24 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: 100, B39, B32, C9, C7, C5, C3, PrismaColor Premier – Black

Jacket and Pants: V99, V95, V93, V91

Shirt: C9, C7, C5

Shoes: 100, C10, C9, C7, C5, C3

Bat: BV29, BV25, BV23 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Pumpkin: E08, YR18, YR16, YR12, Y15, Y08, C10

Candy: V09, V06, V04, YG17, YG13, YG11

House Background: V17, V15, V09, V06, V04, Y17, Y08, Y04, C3, C2, BV20

Shadow below Frankie: YG17, YG13

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.

Scarecrow!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Harvest Scarecrow from the new August release. I don’t think the crows are very scared of this scarecrow just chillaxing on a beautiful autumn day.

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 cut the image and frame using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers dies. I applied painters tape around all of the edges to keep the slim white border around the image. I coloured in the the image with Copic markers and then attached it to the card base from The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″) using double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Harvest Scarecrow – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Miscellaneous:  Cuttlebug, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Scarecrow Face and Gloves: E43, E42, E41, E40

Jeans and Hat: B26, B23, B21

Patches: R27, R24, R22, YG17, YG11, YG03

Shirt: W9, W7, YG07, YG05, R27, R24, R05, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Shoes: E37, E35, E34, E27, E25, E23

Straw and Hay: YR23, YR21, Y35, YG05

Crows: C9, C7, C5 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black)

Pumpkins: Y04, E08, YR18, YR16, YR12

Gourd: YG63, YG03, Y17, Y15, YR31

Grass and Pumpkin Stems: G99, G21, YG67, YG17

Fence: E29, E27, E25, E23

Sky: R000, RV000, YR000, Y00, B000

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.

Pumpkin Buddies!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Pumpkin Buddies – TT020 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Happy Halloween Script – F232 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. These little Hallowe’en friends look like they’re getting ready to scare unsuspecting little ones this year. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with die-cutting Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers for the main image and Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set for the sentiment. The image and sentiment were then stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto the die cuts. The image and grass were coloured in with Copic markers. The nose and eyes for the characters were coloured in using Sakura Glaze – Black Pen and Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen. I stamped out the image a second time and used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut it out so that I could use it as a mask to put over the coloured image. I also die cut a 1.5″ circle out of Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper for the moon.

I placed the mask over top of the coloured image and the moon masked circle onto the large rectangle before I inked in the sky using various Tim Holtz inks listed below. I watched a video on YouTube by Glitter Grunge Greetings for inspiration on how to create my night sky. Once the sky was complete, I removed the mask for the moon and used the outside paper that I had cut the moon from to protect the sky while I inked in the texture for it using Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide – Fossilized Amber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke. I spritzed the moon and sky with some water. I removed all of the masks at this point and using double-sided tape, I applied the coloured image to my card base using The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours 4.25″ x 5.5″. Lastly, I applied some Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide – Fossilized Amber to the outside edges of my sentiment and pop it up on the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Pumpkin Buddies – TT020 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Halloween Script – F232 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide: Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet, Black Soot, Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Hickory Smoke

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

Die Cuts:  My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set – WSD330

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Sakura Glaze – Black, Pen Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Brother Scan and Cut, Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bat: BV29, BV25, BV23

Pumpkin: E08, YR18, YR16, YR12, Y04, G99, G21, YG67, YG19, Y17, Y15, Y08

Cat: N10, N6, N5, R30, R20, YG06

Dog: E29, E27, E25, E23, E34, E33, E31

Oak Leaves: E13, E07, YR27, YR12

Grass: G99, G21, YG67, YG19

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.

Vampire Treat!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Vampire Treat – TT022 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Happy Halloween – H232 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Hard to believe Hallowe’en is just around the corner.

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″. I die-cut the bat background paper from Echo Park – I Love Halloween paper pad using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide – Black Soot and then this piece was adhered directly to the base card using double-sided tape. The same dies were used to cut the orange cardstock and the edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin. Double-sided tape was added to the back of this piece and it was added directly to the bat background paper. Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card was die cut with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers and the sentiment shape was die cut with Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set. Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide – Fossilized Amber was used to ink around the sentiment shape edges.

The image and sentiment were then stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with copic markers. I stamped out the image a second time and used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut it out so that I could use it as a mask to put over the coloured image. I also die cut a 1″ circle out of Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper for the moon. I placed both masks onto the coloured image. I tore some masking tape in half vertically to create the grass pattern and then used the reverse to mask the grass while I did the sky. I saw this on a you-tube video and thought it was a cool technique. A mixture of Tim Holtz Ranger Distressed inks listed below were used to create the ground and sky. I removed all of the masks and then for the circle I used the reverse mask to section out just the circle centre and coloured in the moon with my Copic markers. To finish off the card, I applied 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the image and sentiment and popped them both up on the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Vampire Treat – TT022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Halloween – H232 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide: Fossilized Amber, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Black Soot and Seedless Preserves, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Echo Park – I Love Halloween (6″x6″), Orange cardstock

Die Cuts:  My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set – WSD330

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Sakura Glaze – Black, Pen Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Brother Scan and Cut, Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: BV29, BV25, BV23, C1

Cape and Bat Bow-Tie: R59, R29, R27, R24

Coat and Bat: BV29, BV25, BV23

Dracula Bow-Tie: C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Coffin Inside: V09, V06, V04, V01

Coffin: E29, E27, E25, E23

Trick or Treat Bag and Strap: YG17, E08, YR18, YR16, YR12

Shadow Under Coffin: C3, C2

Moon: Y000, Y02, BV20, C0, C00

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.

Have a Wicked Hallowe’en!!


Today I’m sharing a CAS card I made using  Three Witches (KLM Digital Designs) image from the October release. These adorable 3 little witches come with 3 different sentiments. One of them, I have used here. The others are “What’s Up Witches” and “Just Fab-boo-lous”. Have a fantastic Hallowe’en everyone and remember to stay safe.

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 sentiment was printed out on orange cardstock. I fussy cut around the sentiment and then ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it to some white paper. Then, I fussy cut around it again.

The base card is 6″ x 6″ American Crafts White paper. Using Echo Park – I Love Halloween paper, I cut it to 5-7/8th” x 5-7/8th” to give it a thin white border. I adhered it to the base using some glue so that I could move it into place easier. The coloured image and sentiment were both attached using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Three Witches (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park – I Love Halloween 6″x6″ Paper, AC Cardstock – White, Orange

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR15

Hat and Dress: V17, V09, BV29, BV25, BV23, BV08, BV04, BV02, BV01

Hat and Dress – Centre Witch: BV29, BV25, BV23, BV08, BV04, BV02, BV01, YG67, YG63, YG61

Candy Corn: YR16, YR15, YR12, C1, C0, Y19, Y15, Y06, Colorless Blender

Pumpkin: YR18, YR16, YR14, Y08, YG17, YG13, YG01

Broom: E37, E35, E34, YR31, YR24, YR23, Y32, C5, C3, C0

BOO: YR09, YR04

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.

Jack O’Lantern Gnome!!


Today I’m sharing  Jack ‘0 Lantern Gnome (KLM Digital Designs) image from the October release. This adorable little Gnome comes with 3 different sentiments. One of them, I have used here. The others are “Have A Gourd Time” and “Pumpkin Kisses and Harvest Wishes”.

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 sentiment was printed out on orange cardstock. I cut the sentiment and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin.

For the domes, I used Bella Blvd – Spooktacular and Recollections – Purple Passions paper. I die cut them using my Cuttlebug and Sizzix – Rounded Tags. For the main background paper, I cut it to 6″ x 6″ to fit the base of my card. I adhered it to the base using double-sided tape. All of the cuts were then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord using a sponge dauber.

To assemble the card, double-sided tape was used to attach the purple dome. The pumpkin dome, gnome and sentiment were all attached using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape..

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Jack O’Lantern Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Bella Blvd – Spooktacular, PhotoPlay – Gnome for the Holidays – Hallowe’en, Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″

Die Cuts: Sizzix – Rounded Tags

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Hat and Shirt: V17, V15, V12, E08, YR18, YR16, YR14, YR08

Pants: C10, C8, C6

Shoes: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Pumpkin: E08, YR18, YR16, YR14, Y08, YG17, YG13, YG01, N10, N8, N6

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.

I Don’t Bite….Usually!!


Today I’m sharing  Vampire Gnome (KLM Digital Designs) image from the October release. This adorable little Gnome comes with 5 different sentiments. Two of them, I have used here. The others are “2020 Sucks”, “Bats About You” and “Don’t Let These Times Drain You”. I love this little gnome and with these fun sentiments, there are so many different cards that you can make.

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.  I added some Clear – Wink of Stella to the stars, moon and coloured squares on his hat and gown. The sentiments were printed out on orange cardstock. I cut them and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade.

For the oval, I used Echo Park – I Love Halloween paper and die cut using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies. I also, used this paper on the top and bottom of my card. For the centre background, I used To Every Season – Stampin’ Up paper. I used some double-sided tape to join the top paper with stars to the haunted house background. Then I cut the background to 5.25″ x 4″ and inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot. I also used the same ink to go around the edges of the oval.

To assemble the card, I began with an orange card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ by using a pre-cut card by The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours. The edges were all inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot. The background was adhered to the base using double-sided tape. The image, sentiments and oval were both popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Finally, some Recollections Bling Stickers were added as embellishments to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Vampire Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, To Every Season – Stampin’ Up, Echo Park – I Love Halloween, The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Recollections Bling Stickers, Clear – Wink of Stella

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Cape and Hat: V09, V06, V04, E15, Y38, Y35, Y15, YR18, YR16, YR12, YG25, YG23, YG11, R59, R39, R37, R35

Bat: N10, N8, N6, Sakura Glaze – Black for the eyes

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.

Pumpkin Kisses!!


Today I’m sharing  Pumpkin Girl (KLM Digital Designs) image from the October release. This little lady has her pumpkin all picked out for Thanksgiving. Now she can make some pumpkin pies and then carve out the pumpkin for Hallowe’en. Here in Canada, we celebrate our Thanksgiving this weekend. So Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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 then fussy cut it in a few places. It was then coloured in with Copic markers. The sentiment was printed out on plain white cardstock and then I fussy cut around it, in order to spread it out. Then I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it to some black cardstock. Then I fussy cut around it again.

The backgrounds were die cut with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies Layers. The printed background was then inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin.

To assemble the card, I began with a white card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. The 2 background pieces were adhered to the base using double-sided tape. The image and sentiment were both popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Finally, some Kraftin’ Kimmie – Krafty Dots were added as embellishments.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Pumpkin Girl (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, K&Company – Tim Coffey Fall Specialty Paper, Recollections – Black Cardstock

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

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Krafty Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Jacket: YG97, YG95, G24, C3

Jeans: B26, B24, B21

Sweater and Socks: E57, E55, E53, E51

Shoes: C9, C7, C5, C3

Pumpkin: E08, YR18, YR15, YR12, YG17, YG01

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Birthday Belle!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a CAS card featuring Birthday Belle – T076 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) with the sweet sentiment Bummer – H263 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). Our birthday girl this week isn’t too keen on having another birthday to remind her how old she is, but she is still having fun blowing out all of the candles. LOL! I decided to colour her outfit and cake pink, because I remember how much my grandmother loved that colour.

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and then coloured it in with Copic Markers. My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out die and my Cutttlebug were used to cut out the main coloured image and the hot pink background paper.

For the base card I cut some yellow cardstock 10″ long by 5″ high. It was then scored and folded in half to be 5″ x 5″. All of the edges for the base card and die-cuts were then inked around using the various Tim Holtz Distress inks listed below. I mounted the hot pink cardstock directly to the base using double-sided tape. Then the main image was popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Finally, to finish it off, I used some crafty dots by Crafts.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Birthday Belle – T076 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Bummer – H263 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Pink Cardstock, Yellow Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Crafts Stickers – 02-3010802

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin,Lips and Eyeshadow: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, YG09, YG06, YG03

Hair: N5, N3, N1

Blouse and Cake Icing and Earring Pinks: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00, RV000

Cake Flowers, Leaves and Trim : G17, G14, G07, Y38, Y19, Y18, Y04, BG32, BG13, BG10

Balloons: BG34, BG18, BG15, BG10, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV00, Y38, Y19, Y04, Y00

Candles: BG34, BG13, BG10, YR14, Y19, Y04, Y00

Hat: RV09, RV06, RV02, BG34, BG10

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.

 

Witchy Poo’s Happy Hallowe’en!!!


It’s Wednesday, and Sitting Witchy Poo from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) is back again to celebrate a Happy Hallowe’en and wondering what to do with all her candy.  My husband and I just LOVE Hallowe’en! We try to decorate our yard every year for the little ghosts and goblins who come to visit and we give out lots and lots of candy. Our front lawn gets turned into a grave yard for a day with spooky black cats, crows, skeletons, and more. On the porch we put out all of the animated little toys and of course the talking skeletons playing poker at the Bistro table. LOL! The children just love it and so do the parents! LOL!

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and then coloured it with Copic Markers listed below. I fussy cut around Witchy Poo leaving just a little bit of white around the top of her body, but going directly to the line for the bottom of her. Flag Banner Dies from Craftin’ Desert Diva’s (restired) were used for the die cut and then the sentiment was stamped onto it. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin was applied around the edges to create a frame around the orange cardstock.

To create the background, Pebbles – Boo! paper was used. I wanted to add something a little extra so I pulled out my Kraftin’ Kimmie – Bats and Moons Stencil and applied Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Amethyst Purple! I just love the way it turned out. The bottom piece of cardstock was cut at 1″ x 5.5″. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot was used to go around all of the edges of the top and bottom piece.

Once everything was dry my card was ready to be assembled. I began with a standard white card base of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I mounted the coloured circles and bats cut at the same size directly on top of the base with 2-sided tape. I did the same with the candy on the very bottom. The image and the sentiment were both popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Finally, to cover some of my paste boo-boos, I added in some candy corn from Dress My Craft – Dessert Mix.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Sitting Witchy Poo – S151 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Halloween – H232 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Pebbles – Boo! (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm), Orange cardstock, White Cardstock

Die Cut: Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies (Retired)

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Bats and Moons

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Amethyst Purple, Dress My Craft – Dessert Mix

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: BG96, BG93, BG90, YG23, G40

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Hat, Blouse, Pantaloons: V17, V09, V06, V04

Vest, Dress and Hat Band: YR68, YR65, YR18, YR15, YR12, YR00

Socks: YR18, YR15, YR12, YG09, YG07

Shoes: V17, V09, V06, V04, N6, N4, N2, E15, Y38, Y35, Y15

Star: E15, Y38, Y35, Y15

Hope you like it and have a spooktacular 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 Trick or Treating!


It’s Wednesday, and today I’m sharing a CAS card using Witchy Poo with Kitty Frame – P120 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Trick or Treat Greeting – H231 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Witchy Poo and Kitty are looking out to see all of the wonderful little trick or treaters coming to visit them for their treats! What are you dressing up as this year?

To make the card, I started with a 5.5″ x 4.25″ cards base. My Mind’s Eye – Dolled Up – 6″ x 6″ was cut to the same size and adhered to the base card with double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain ink was used to edge across the bottom of the card. The image was stamped and then coloured in with Copic Markers. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and then used a black marker to go around all of the edges.

The sentiment was stamped and then die cut with Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin and a black marker were used to ink all of the 4 sides of the sentiment.

The coloured image and sentiment were popped up onto the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and some stickers were add for embellishments.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Witchy Poo with Kitty Frame – P120 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Trick or Treat Greeting – H231 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye – Dolled Up – 6″ x 6″, Orange Cardstock

Die Cut: Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Hallowe’en Stickers – HCM0001F, HCM0001C, HCM0001A, Brother Scan and Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: BG96, BG93, BG90, YG23, G40, R22, R20

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Hat and Dress: V25, V17, V15, V09, V06, V04, YR68, YR65, YR18, YR15, YR12, YR00, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen for Swirls

Cat: C9, C7, C5, C3, YG09, YG07, YG03, Y02, R22, R02, R00

Moon and Stars: V17, V15, V09, V06, V04

Window Background: E15, Y38, Y35, Y15, Y06

Window Frame: E29, E25, E23

Hope you like it and have a spooktacular 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.

 

Stuffed with Love


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Angel Bear Scarecrow – T110 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Scarecrows Stuffed – H087 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. The turkey is hiding behind the angel bear for protection from becoming captured. He doesn’t want to become someone’s Thanksgiving Dinner. The crows are shrugging their shoulders, because they are just not sure what’s going to happen! Let’s hope this little angel bear can protect him. LOL!

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card base, sized at 5.5″ x 5.5″. The base background was also cut at 5.5″ x 5.5″ using PhotoPlay – Mad 4 Plaid Fall paper. The added touches at the top and bottom are also from the same paper pad.

The main image was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then die cut with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies Layers. It was coloured in with Copic Markers and Sakura Glaze – Black pen was used for the eyes and nose. The layer behind the image was die cut from green cardstock using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. The sentiment square was die cut using orange cardstock and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. The image and sentiment were popped up on top of the remaining layers with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and some Kraftin’ Kimmie Dots were added to finish the card off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Angel Bear Scarecrow – T110 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Scarecrows Stuffed – H087 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, PhotoPlay – Mad 4 Plaid Fall paper 6″ x 6″, Green Cardstock, Brown Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin Kimmie Dots, Sakura Glaze – Black

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R21, R02, R01

Wings: E53, E51, E50

Shirt: YG67, YG61, R37, R24

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Bow Tie, Patch, Hat Brim: R59, R37, R35, R24

Turkey: E35, E34, E33, E31, YR18, YR16, YR12, YR02, R59, R37, R24, Y38, Y18

Pumpkin and Stem: YR18, YR16, YR12

Straw: E34, YR23, Y23, Y21

Crows: C9, C7, C5, Y38, Y18

Flower: Y38, Y35, Y18, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Grass and Greenery for Plants: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Clouds and Sky: B60, B02, B01, B00, B000, C0, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

 

Witchy Poo and Crew!!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Hallowe’en.  This week, I used Boo Crew In Frame – P121 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Boo Crew In Frame – P121 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Pebbles – Boo! (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Pebbles – Boo! (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm)

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: BG96, BG93, BG90, YG23, G40

Hair: V17, RV04, YG23, YR02, RV93

Hat and Dress: V09, V06, V04, YR18, YR15, Clear – Wink of Stella

Bat: W7, W5, W3, W1, R22, R20

Ghost: C2, C0, Colourless Blender, R22, R20

Bow: YG13, YG11, YG09

Wood Frame: E39, E37, E35, E33

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

Background: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00

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.

 

Froggy’s Hallowe’en


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Hallowe’en.  This week, I used Froggy Candy Label S157 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). He’s using his wand to make some yummy Hallowe’en candy for everyone! What is your favourite candy? Mine is Smarties.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Froggy Candy Label S157 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiments: Pebbles – Tricks and Treats (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Pebbles – Boo! (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm)

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

Ribbon: Decorative Ribbon – 07-3018478

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Frog: BG99, YG17, YG06, YG03, YG00, Colorless Blender

Hat: V25, V17, V09

Spider: W7, W5, W3, W1, Y18, Y06

Candy Corn: YR09, YR04, Y19

Circles: YR12, YR09, YR04, YG17, YG06, YG03

Night Sky: BV17, BV08, BV04, BV02

Candy Wall: V09, V06, V04, V01

Stars: Y18, Y15, Spectrum Noir Sparkle – Firefly, Wink of Stella – Clear

Stripes: YR16, BV29, Y38, Y35

Hope you like it and have a spooktacular 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.

 

Fright Night! Beware!!!!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Hallowe’en.  This week, I used Monty Q109  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).

I thought it would be fun to make him come out of a scary forest with the full moon behind him. I darkened the Birch trees in the background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke so that it would look like they were further in the background. Hallowe’en is coming and Monty is ready for a frightfully good time! Beware!!!!

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Monty Q109 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Hallowe’en Rub-on from my craft stash, Stampendous – Class a’ peel stickers

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Background: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Seedless Preserves, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Marian Design – Swedish Winter – 8.25″ x 6″, Canson Watercolor – Cold Press – 140 lb. (300 g)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Die Cuts: Joy Crafts – Winter Wishes Birch Trees – 60020928, Frantic Stamper Precision Die – Birch Tree Forest – FRA10034, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Monty: E53, E51, E50, E49, E44, E29, E27, E23, E37, E35, E34, E33, R39, R29, R27, R24, R22, R20

Hope you like it and have a spooktacular 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.

 

Witchy Poo Hallowe’en


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Hallowe’en.  This week, I used Witchy Poo with Kitty S145 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and decided she would make a great bookmark. Witchy Poo is all dressed up in her finest and ready for all of the little trick or treaters coming to visit. Kitty wasn’t overly excited but he’ll be participating too! LOL!

I decided to make it a spooky night sky for the background and added in stars with some Glitter Ink and Hologaphic Embossing. I also drew in the moon and clouds.

Lastly, to finish it off, I used some rub-ons that I had in my craft stash.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Witchy Poo with Kitty S145 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Die Cut: Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: BG96, BG93, BG90, YG23, G40

Hair: V17, RV04, YG23, YR02, RV93

Hat and Dress: V09, V06, V04, YR18, YR15

Pantaloons: YG09, YG07, YG03

Socks: V06, V04, YR18, YR15, YG07, YG03

Shoes: V09, V06, V04, N4, N6

Cat: C10, C8, C6, C5

Night Sky: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00, VersaMarker, Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder, Stardust Clear Glittering Gel Ink

Moon: Y000, Y11

Clouds: W3, W1, W00

Ground: E39, E33, E31

 

Hope you like it and have a spooktacular 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 Hallowe’en 2017


Happy Hallowe’en Everybody!

Sharing a card that I made using Polkadoodles – digital stamp Winnie Wednesday Witch and a mixture of Hampton Arts Hallowe’en stamps, stamped with Memento Ink using my Misti.

Here is a close-up of Winnie.

I used Copic markers to colour the images.

Embossed the background paper with Cuttlebug – Seeing Spots and then used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet on the raised edges.

Background paper – Doodlebug Design Inc. – Hallowe’en Parade (6 in. x 6 in.)

Used my Cricut – Explore to cut out the “Happy Hallowe’en”.

Here is the inside of the card.

 

Hope you like it!

Entered into Polkadoodles contest located here: https://digichoosday.blogspot.ca/?mc_cid=e98d3e5725&mc_eid=0962f9b5f2

 

 

 

Boo’s Hallowe’en Card to Vet 2016


Hi There,

For those of you that follow me, you all know that I have a cat named “Boo”.  She was a rescue cat and we were so lucky to get her. She was 6.5 years old at the time and is now a little over 13 years old. We love her sooo much! She turned out to be extremely loveable and we couldn’t be happier with her!

boo3

Since her name was “Boo” we didn’t change it and I made a card for the vet from her for Hallowe’en. How could I not?? She was the perfect Hallowe’en cat. LOL! As a result, it is now a tradition for me to make cards for the vet and his staff for all of the special holidays and occasions from “Boo”.

This is the card that I made for this year.

The front of the card is made using stamps from Hampton Art Clear Stamps and Recollections Clear Stamps.

Background papers are from Pebbles – Tricks and Treats – 6 x 6 Paper pad.

Sentiment is from Cricut – Autumn Celebrations – Happy Halloween #M38C94 and  My Creative Time – Too Cute to Spook.

boo2016-halloweenfront

This inside was made using .svg cuts from Marjorie Ann Designs \ Kristi W. Designs – Scaredy Cats and Little Scraps of Heaven “Boo Ghost”.

boo2016-halloweeninside

Here are some close-ups:

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On the back of the card,  I used an svg from Miss Kate Cuttables called “witch-in-moon-10-25-16”.

boo2016-halloween-back

Hope you like it! Happy Hallowe’en everyone!

Happy Hallowe’en Witch and Cauldron


Happy Hallowe’en!

Sharing a Hallowe’en card that I made using a digi stamp from Kenny K Stamps called “Spell Caster Digi Stamp Set” Halloween digi stamps by KennyK Stamps“. Sentiment is also from Kenny K Stamps (“Halloween Sassy Sentiments” digi stamps by KennyK Stamps”). I had entered into a contest and was one of the winners for the caption below. As a result, I won the image and the full set of captions from Kenny K Stamps. YAY!

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Used PrismaColor Premier Pencils to colour the image. Also used some Gamsol on the background.

For her skirt I used Sakura Glaze – Black.

My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out was used to cut out the image. Background papers are from Doodlebug Design Inc. – Halloween Parade – 6 x 6 paper pad double-sided cardstock.

 

Entering into contest on Club Kenny K as well. 31 Days of Halloween: Challenge #4 – Something Wicked.

Happy Hallowe’en everybody!