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Hot Cocoa and Snowfolk!!!


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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

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

Cinnamon Stick: E27, E23

Background: G43, G40, G12

Snow: Clear Glitter Glue

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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


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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Bear: E47, E44, E43

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

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

Background: G43, G40, G12

Snow: Stickles – Diamond, Clear Glitter Glue

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Drummer Boy!!!


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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

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

Lamb: B60, C3, C2, C1, C00

Camel: E44, E43, E42, E41

Horse: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

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

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

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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.

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.

Think Snow!!!


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

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

Stickles: Diamond

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

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

Ice: B00, B000, B000

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

From All Of Us!!!


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

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

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

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

Stickles: Diamond, Icicle

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flooring: E33, E29, E25, E23

Wall: G00, G000

Shadow Under Couple and Elf: C2, C1

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Good Times!!!


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


 

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paste: Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

Hats, Jacket, Wreath: R59, R37, R35

Mitts, Jacket and Tie: G28, G24, G21

Pants: W9, W7, W5

Boots and Gloves: E27, E25, E23, E21

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

Holly: G14, G07, YG03

Puffs of Smoke: B60, C1, C00

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

Road: T7, T5, T3

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Happy Xmas Couple!!!


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

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

Dress and Ribbon: R39, R37, R35, C1

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

Pants: C9, C7, C5

Shoes: 100, C7, C5, C3

Flowers: R39, R37, R35, R24, C1

Background: G02, G00, G000, G0000

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Smell The Flowers!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Tink Picking Posies – T027 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Most of the flowers are now in full bloom. It’s so wonderful to see all of the beautiful colours and smell the wonderful aromas of the flowers in our garden. So happy that my husband has such a green thumb and loves gardening!

To make my card this week, I stamped my image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock. I stamped the image a second time onto plain copy paper and fussy cut around it to create a mask. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers were used to cut out the sentiment and background layer. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then put my mask over top of the coloured image. Using stencils that I had created earlier with Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Dies (D-05-01), I inked in the clouds using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. Once this was done, I removed the mask.

To assemble my card, I started with a base using Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″). I ran the coloured image through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it to the black cardstock. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, was applied to the back of the black frame and then it was attached directly to the base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Tink Picking Posies – T027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Black Cardstock, Plain Copy Paper (Mask)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

Tools Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Xyron Create a Sticker, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skunk: 100, C9, C7, C5, R30, R20, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Flowers: RV09, RV06, Y17, Y15, Y11, Y08, V04, V01

Leaves: G28, G24, G21

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B00 to fill in white spots

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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Live Life!!


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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

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

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

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

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Fairy Garden!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I’m sharing a card I made from the High Hopes Rubber Stamps “Mix It Up Release”  using Fairy Garden – TT141 for the main image and Leave Room – LL015 for the sentiment! I love movies and reading books about Fantasy! It’s always so much fun to get lost in the moment, just like these little fairies are enjoying their little magical garden!

To make my card this week, I started out with a base card using AC Cardstock – White at the size of 6″ x 6″. I thought this paper by Graphic45 – Unique Papercrafting – Fairie Dust Collection – Moonlit Blooms went so well with the sentiment and the garden, so I die-cut it using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B. I used double-sided tape and attached it directly to the base.

The image and sentiment were both stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around it and the sentiment. I ran both pieces through my Xyron Creative Station to make them into stickers and so that they would lie completely flat when I attached them to some pieces of Recollections – Black cardstock. Once again, I fussy cut around the coloured image and sentiment. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was attached to the backs of the image and sentiment and were applied directly to the background of the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Fairy Garden – TT141 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Leave Room – LL015 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Die Cuts: Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Graphic45 – Unique Papercrafting – Fairie Dust Collection – Moonlit Blooms, AC Cardstock – White, Recollections – Black cardstock

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Tree House: E49, E27, E25, E23, E21, W5, W3, W0, BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG01, Y04, Y02, C5, C3, C1

Walkway: E47, E44, E43, E42, E40

Greenery: YG67, YG63, YG17, YG13, YG11, YG03, YG01, G17, G14, G07

Flowers: V12, V09, V06, V01, YR30, YR20, YR16, YR14, E15, Y17, Y08, Y06, GB02, BG01, BG0000

Bench and Bridge: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, C5, C3, C1, E27, E23, E21

Bird Bath: C5, C3, C1,

Water: B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B04, B02, B01, B000

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

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Hearts Warm!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Toasting Marshmallows – T026 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Hearts Warm – G063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This image brings back so many memories of going camping and sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows. I gave my image coloured marshmallows, because growing up they were always my favourite! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a base of 6″ x 6″ using Recollections – Black cardstock. I taped Echo Park – Star Stencil on top of the cardstock and applied several Cosmic Shimmer – Opal Blaze Polishes using a spatula to create the nice starry background. I wanted my scene to look like the friends were in the woods, so I die cut some trees of various sizes using Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD001 – Mountains and Momenta – Cardstock. Once I die cut the trees, I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Forest Moss and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint to add some more colour to them. Then, I ran the trees through my Xyron Create a Sticker to make it easier to apply them later. I felt the scene also needed a moon, so I die cut one using Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky and then coloured it in and added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of it and set everything aside.

I stamped my image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock. I fussy cut around the top part of the image and then used a ruler to know where to cut the remainder of the bottom piece with my cutter. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then used a black marker to go around all of the fussy cut part of the image and Copic marker – YG67 was used to go around the edges of the grassy area. For the sentiment, I used My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers to cut out the sentiment and background layer. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it directly to the outer frame.

My card was now ready to assemble. I first adhered my starry background to a card base of AC – White cardstock sized at 6″ x 6″ using double-sided tape. Then, I used my coloured image to help me with the placement of where the trees would go. Since, I had already made stickers out of my trees, this was a fairly easy process. Once I was satisfied with their positioning, I applied 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, to the back of the coloured image and sentiment frame and attached them directly to the base card. Lastly, I attached the moon to complete the scene.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Toasting Marshmallows – T026 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Hearts Warm – G063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Forest Moss

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Black Cardstock, AC Cardstock – White, Momenta – Cardstock

Die Cuts: Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD001 – Mountains, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Stencil: Echo Park – Star Stencil (6″ x 6″)

Cosmic Shimmer: Opal Blaze Polish – Sapphire Grape, Sunset Orange, Pink Blueberry, Turquoise Peach

Tools Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Xyron Create a Sticker, Cuttlebug, Spatula

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Beaver: E99, E97, E11, E07, (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Moose: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, R30, R20, Colorless Blender, (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Bear: E53, E51, E50, E47, E44, E43, E42, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Skunk: C10, T6, T4, C1, C00, R30, R20, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Logs: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Marshmallows: YR00, R30, G20, Y11

Fire and Glow: YR09, YR04, Y08, Y02, Y00

Grass: YG67, YG63, YG45, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Moon: BV20, C1, C00, Y000, 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.

Just Bee-Cause!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Hunny Bear – Q021 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Just Bee Cause – G055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This little bear really loves his honey and so do I. We always went to the local farms or farmer’s market when it was open to buy pure unpasteurized honey. Now during Covid, we purchase it from the stores that they supply. Honey goes so well with tea too and has so many fantastic health benefits! Yum! Yum! So good! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper. Using a Picket Fence – Blending Brush I created the background using Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey. I cut 2 pieces of golden yellow cardstock and put them through my Xyron Creative Station to make them into stickers. Then, I ran them through my Cuttlebug using Memory Box – Honeycomb Corner die. This made it very easy to adhere the die cuts to the base card. Using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, and my Cuttlebug, I die cut the bee-hive with Memory Box – Honey Bee Skep die. I used Copic Markers to colour the die cut and then using a small piece of Scotch Tape, I put the door back into place. Then I used 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop it up onto the base of the card.

I stamped my image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and the sentiment onto Yellow Cardstock. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then fussy cut around it. I used a black marker to go around all of the edges of the coloured image. Using my cutter, I cut around the sentiment and then ink around all of the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wild Honey. Using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, I attached the coloured image and sentiment to the base. Then I used, Copics Y17 and Y15 to create a shadow below the bee-hive and image.

To finish off the card I assembled some of the small die-cut pieces from the honeycomb in various parts of my card and added some little bees using Buttons Galore & More – Sprinkletz Embellishments – Bumble Bees. Also, I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the honey seeping over the lid of the jar.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Hunny Bear – Q021 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Just Bee Cause – G055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey.

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

Die Cuts: Memory Box – Honeycomb Corner – Style No. 99448, Memory Box – Honey Bee Skep – Style No. 98491

Tools Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Buttons Galore & More – Sprinkletz Embellishments – Bumble Bees – NK137, Ranger Glossy Accents, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, Xyron Creative Station, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E49, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, R24, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Outfit and Wings: Y17, Y15, Y11, Y00, YR21

Honey: Y38, Y35, Y18, Y17, YR21

Bee-Hive: Y38, Y35, Y17, Y15, Y08, Y06, Y04

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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Create Sunshine!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Goat Your Back – TT137 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Somedays – GG024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This momma goat and her babes are out enjoying the warmer weather. Spring is finally here! We just planted our flowers this past weekend, or I should say, I helped pick them out and my husband actually did the planting. He has a green thumb. I definitely don’t. LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a base of 6″ x 6″ using AC White Cardstock. I cut Bo Bunny – Sweet Moments Divine paper to be the same size as the base card and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive. I attached this directly to the base using double-sided tape. Using Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment paper, I die cut the yellow rectangle, large green rectangle and small green rectangle using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. The same dies were also used to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card for the main image. Gina Marie Designs – Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangles were used to die cut Recollections – Petite Floral paper. The edges of this die cut were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Scattered Straw.

I stamped my image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card die cut. I coloured in the image and background using Copic markers. The sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I used my small cutter to cut around the sentiment and inked it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive. I die cut the sun and clouds using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending cardstock and Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky. I coloured these with Copic markers. I added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of 1 cloud and the sun and attached them to the main image. The other cloud was attached using glue and tucked under the sun.

The card was now ready to assemble. I attached the large green rectangle to the patterned paper base with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The main image and yellow rectangle were attached to the large scalloped rectangle using glue. Then the scalloped rectangle was attached to the large green rectangle with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I attached the sentiment to the smaller green rectangle and popped it up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. To finish off the card I used a few pop dots and some yellow flowers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Goat Your Back – TT137 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Somedays – GG024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Petite Floral – 12 x 12″ (30.4 x 30.4 cm), Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment (12″ x 12″), Bo Bunny – Sweet Moments Divine – 12 x 12 in., AC Cardstock – White

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky

Tools \ Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Dodz Small – Adhesive Dots, Flowers, Pop-dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Goats: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, R30, R27, R20, R14, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y08, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000

Clouds: B60, C00, Colorless Blender

Sun: Y19, Y18, Y17

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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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Life Without Dogs???


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a slim-line card using Teacup Pup – SS035 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Life Without Dogs – GG029 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Growing up, we always had dogs for pets. We would often take them on nice long walks and they always brightened our day with their tails wagging or playing and making us laugh.

To make my card this week, using Gina Marie Designs – Ric Rac Nested Circle die cuts, I cut out Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and stamped my image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and background using Copic markers and also created the flower pattern on the tea cup.

For the sentiment, Gina Marie Designs – Big and Little Pierced Chain Round dies were used to die cut the rectangle for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Copic R89 was used to create a border around the die cut. I had some tiny pieces from the paw print frame left over so I ran them through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached them to the sentiment.

To assemble the card, I first took some light tan brown cardstock and cut it to 7″ x 7.25″. Then I scored it at 3.5″ for a finished card base of 3.5″ x 7.25″. Using dark brown cardstock, My Creative Time – Tall Paw Frame Dies were used to create the main frame. I glued this directly to the base card. My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies were used to die cut the patterned paper from Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That!. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was used to ink around the edges. This too, was also glued directly onto the paw frame. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was used to attach both the completed image and the sentiment to the card. To finish it off, I applied some Crafts Scrapbooking Pearls – 02-3006207.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Teacup Pup – SS035 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Life Without Dogs – GG029 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That 6″ x 6″, Light Brown Cardstock and Dark Brown Cardstock

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Ric Rac Nested Circle, Gina Marie Designs- Big and Little Pierced Chain Round, My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Tall Paw Frame Dies

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Puppy: E59, E57, E55, B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Flowers and Leaves: R89, R85, YG09, YG06, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Tea Cup and Saucer: R89, R85, R83

Bone: E53, E51, E50

Shadow: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG13

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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.