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Christmas Penguins!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Christmas Penguins – TDG004 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Happy Holidays – FDG006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This is just a sneak peek to all of the wonderful images coming soon on Monday, December 6, 2022 as we celebrate our Woodland Winter Release for the month of December at High Hopes Stamps.

 

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the die cut and the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured the image in with Copic markers and added in the snow in the sky with Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. I combined Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle for their hats and pom-poms and heat embossed them with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I added in the snow on the bottom with Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and Sprinkled some WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter on as well after using a Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear in spots. This too, was heat embossed with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Lastly, I added in some Stickles – Diamond for snow as well. I love sparkle. LOL! Using double-sided tape, I adhered the finished scene to the base card. I rounded the sentiment with a 1/4″ rounder on the top and cut the 2 bottoms at a diagonal. Copic Marker R37 was used to go around the edges. I popped this onto the finished image using U-Line double-sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Christmas Penguins – TDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Holidays – FDG006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

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

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Penguins: W9, W7, W5, W3, W00, E15, YR14, Y17, Y11, RV00, E43, E42, E41, E40

Hats and Bow for Penguin: R59, R37, R35

Holly and Bow: G14, G07, YG23, YG11

Large Gift and Small Gift: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Y17, Y15, Y13

Medium Gift: V17, V15, V12

Long Gift: RV66, RV63, RV55

Ribbons: Y38, Y35, Y32, RV66, RV63, RV55

Sky: B05, B04, B03, B02

Snow: BV06, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle, Stickles – Diamond

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.

Ugly Sweaters!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Ugly Sweater Time – SLF025 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Ugly Sweater Time – FFL025 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I have a few ugly Christmas sweaters, that I love wearing at Christmas time. How many do you have? LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the main background paper from Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones to be the same size and applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. Your Next Stamp – Winter Knits patterns were cut to the size of a little over .5″ each x 4.25″ and applied to the top and bottom of the card using double-sided tape. My Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out were used to die cut PhotoPlay – Tulla & Norbert’s Christmas Party paper to the size of 4″ x 4″. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was applied around the edges and double-sided tape was used to adhere it to the base card. The large oval was die cut using my Cuttlebug, Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals and Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones paper. This was popped up onto the square using U-Line double-sided tape.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped both the image and the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was die-cut using my Cuttlebug and Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals. I coloured the image in with Copic markers. The sentiment was die cut with Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was used to ink around the edges. The coloured image and sentiment were both popped up onto the card using U-Line double-sided tape to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Ugly Sweater Time – SLF025 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Ugly Sweater Time – FFL025 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., PhotoPlay – Tulla & Norbert’s Christmas Party (6″ x 6″), Your Next Stamp – Winter Knits (6″ x 6″), Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones

Die Cut: Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set – WSD330

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: B60, C1, C0, C00

Hat and Clothing: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Y17, Y15, Y13, R59, R37, R35

Shoes: C8, C6, C4, C2, C1, C0

Sweater: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, G07, G05, G03, Y17, Y15, Y13, R59, R37, R35, R02, YG03, B16, B14, B12

Knitting Needles: YG03, G07

Shadow: N2, N1, N0, BG000

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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Created With Love!!!


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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

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

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

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

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

Chair: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

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

Paper: YR30

Shadow: C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Sewing Gnome!!!


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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

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

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

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

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

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

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Card of the Month Challenge Round 2 – Brrr!!!


Hey friends! Thank you for everyone that voted for me in Round 1. I have a card using High Hopes Stamps featured in this month’s Card of the Month contest Card of The Month – JUST FOR FUN! with Creative Scrapbooker magazine! Such an honor because all the creations are outstanding! Was wondering if you would all do me a favour and vote for me in Round 2, https://creativescrapbooker.ca/card-of-the-month-nov-2021/?fbclid=IwAR0TdRXPRGcVdkfuxB5BdXNFi2yCfNNW_XZnFzmSXNN4awMuHc3SXrG7i9Y#/bracket/3616656/

I made a Christmas card using Havin’ A Ball Snowman – S147 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Brr… – FDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Brr…. – Winter is coming soon!

Dropping A Line!!!


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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

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

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

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

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

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

Fish: E97, E94, E19, E17

Stones: T6, T4, T1

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

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Card of the Month Challenge – Brrr!!!


Hey friends! I have a card using High Hopes Stamps featured in this month’s Card of the Month contest Card of The Month – JUST FOR FUN! with Creative Scrapbooker magazine!
Such an honor because all the creations are outstanding! Was wondering if you would all do me a favour and vote for me.
https://creativescrapbooker.ca/card-of-the-month-nov-2021/?fbclid=IwAR0TdRXPRGcVdkfuxB5BdXNFi2yCfNNW_XZnFzmSXNN4awMuHc3SXrG7i9Y#/bracket/3616656/

I made a Christmas card using Havin’ A Ball Snowman – S147 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Brr… – FDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Brr…. – Winter is coming soon!

Polar Friends!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Polar Friends – TT058 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and All Hearts – HDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Sharing Christmas with loved ones is always something to look forward to.

Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and my Cuttlebug, I die cut a 5.25″ x 4″ rectangle from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto it. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then added some snow to the sky using a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point. Stickles – Diamond was added to the ice cubes and Wink of Stella – Clear was applied to the candy cane. Stickles – Star Dust was added to all of the snow. This was then set aside to dry.

Once everything was dry, I popped up the image onto Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper cut and folded to 5.5″ x 4.25″ with U-Line double-sided tape. I stamped out the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in the hearts with Copics and tinted the white paper with Lawn Fawn – Peacock ink. To finish off the card, I popped this up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Polar Friends – TT058 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: All Hearts – HDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Lawn Fawn – Peacock Ink

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

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Stickles: Star Dust, Diamond

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point, Wink of Stella – Clear, U-Line double-sided tape, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Polar Bear: B60, BV23, BV20, C1, C00, R30, R20, R02, Colorless Blender

Penguin: W9, W7, W5, W3, W00, E15, YR14, Y17, Y11, R11, RV00, E43, E42, E41, E40

Penguin Scarf and Hat: BG72, BG57, BG05, BG11, BG10, BG000, BG0000

Bear Scarf: RV66, RV63, RV55, BG09, BG07, BG02, BG01, B00, B000, B0000

Ice: B60, B000, B0000

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, B45, B41, BG45, BG11, BG10, BV25, BV23, BV20, BV04, V04, V01, YG11, RV04, RV63

Snow: BV23, BV20, Colorless Blender, Stickles – Star Dust

Soda: RV66, RV63, RV55, RV52

Candy Cane and Hearts: 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.

Believe!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Believe Snowman – TFL006 and Snow Globe – ULF002 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and North Pole Greetings – GLL005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It’s time to start believing the magic of Christmas and the joy that it brings to everyone!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base using AC Cardstock – White cut and folded to 6″ x 6″. The snowflake background is from Lawn Fawn – Let It Shine Snowflakes (6″ x 6″) paper pad. I applied this directly to the base using double-sided tape.

Using Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles and my Cuttlebug, I die cut a 3.75″ circle from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the snowman scene image onto it. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then added some snow to the sky and snowman’s arms using a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen. Sakura Glaze – Black was added to the eyes of the snowman and birds and the snowman’s mouth. With a Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear, I added some ink to the top of the Snowman’s hat, sign, icicles, tops of the birdhouses and snow drifts and then heat embossed everything with WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter and a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Stickles – Diamond was added as an extra layer to the snow and Wink of Stella – Clear was applied over all the snowman. This was then set aside to dry.

With my MISTI and Memento – Summer Sky ink I stamped the top part of the globe onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. I cleaned off the stamp and this time, I used some Post-it Notes to hide the background inside the globe and inked the braided border for both the top and bottom of the base with Versamark ink. I applied Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder and heat embossed it using a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. With my globe image still in place on my MISTI, I removed the snowglobe stamp and added the sentiment turning up both ends of the stamp slightly to give the words some curvature. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark ink and then Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder was applied to it and then heat embossed using a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. The base was then coloured in using my Copic markers and a Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear pen was used to colour in the white areas to give it some glitter. I also added some of this pen to the tops of the snowman’s arms. With my scissors, I fussy cut around the entire snow globe.

The card was now ready to assemble. I attached 3M double-side tape to pop up the snow globe onto the main background and then added 3M double-sided tape to the back of the circle and centred it on the top part of the globe. Lastly, to finish off the card, I applied some Nuvo Crystal Drops – Caribbean Ocean, Violet Galaxy and Nuvo Glitter Drops – Sherbert Shimmer to some of the snowflakes on the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Believe Snowman – TFL006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Snow Globe – ULF002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: North Pole Greetings – GL005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Memento – Summer Sky ink, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Lawn Fawn – Let It Shine Snowflakes (6″ x 6″)

Die Cut: Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Stickles: Diamond

Nuvo: Crystal Drops – Caribbean Ocean, Violet Galaxy and Glitter Drops – Sherbert Shimmer

Embossing Powder:Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Cuttlebug, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear, Sakura Glaze – Black pen, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Hat and Buttons: C10, C8, C6, C4

Arms and Sign: E27, E25, E23, E21

Scarves, Patches, Hat Band: RV66, RV63, RV55, BG09, BG07, BG02, BG01

Bird Houses: RV66, RV63, RV55, BG09, BG07, BG02, BG01, E27, E25, E23, E21

Birds: R46, R14, R08

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91

Snow: B60, C1, C00, B0000, BG0000, Colorless Blender

Snow Globe: R46, R14, R08

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.

Brrr!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Havin’ A Ball Snowman – S147 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Brr… – FDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Brr…. – Winter is coming soon!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″. I cut out the background from Heartfelt Creations – Merry and Bright Collection and sized it to 4″ x 5.25″. Adding double-sided tape, I adhered this to some yellow cardstock. I cut around the yellow cardstock and left a very thin border. Lastly, I applied some double-sided tape and glue and attached it to the base.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image and sentiment with Copic markers. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then I fussy cut around the image and the sentiment. Using a black pen, I outlined all of the edges for the image and sentiment, except in the snowy area. I peeled off the backing to the sentiment pieces and adhered them to the card front. I glued the snowman image in place at the bottom of the cut out background. I applied Stickles – Sea Glass to the Sweater cuffs and trim and a little bit in the snow at the bottom of the snowman. Stickles – HIbiscus was applied to the hat trim and pom pom. Stickles – Diamond was added to the snowballs and Stickles Crystal, Diamond and Stardust were all added to the snow to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Havin’ A Ball Snowman – S147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Brr… – FDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, Heartfelt Creations – Merry and Bright Collection, Yellow Cardstock

Stickles: Sea Glass, Hibiscus, Crystal, Diamond, Stardust

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman and Snowballs: B60, C1, C00, R30, R20, YR18, YR15, YR14, E27, E25, E23

Hat and Scarf: RV66, RV63, RV55, Y17, Y15, Y13

Sweater: B04, B02, B01, B00

Boots: RV66, RV63, RV55, B04, B02, B01, B00, C7, C5, C3, C1

Sentiment: RV66, RV63, RV55, Y17, Y15, Y13, B04, B02, B01, B00

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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Moo-rry Christmas!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Chillin’ Charlie – TT049 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Moo-rry Christmas – FDG002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas release is being celebrated this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base from Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards). I cut Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Navy Blue paper to the size of 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8″. The 3.5″ x 4.5″ background was cut from Heartfelt Creations – Festive Winterscapes Collection. I inked around the edges of the base card and background image with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans. The sentiment was added to the base card using Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and my MISTI. The ink was embossed using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I applied the 2 cut pieces together using double-sided tape and then popped them onto the base using 3M  double-sided tape. I had some branches pre-punch from earlier from various green cardstock using my Martha Stuart – Branch punch. I applied liquid glue to the backs of each of the branches and applied them to the popped up background.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then I fussy cut around it. For the hat trim and pop-pom, I used Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear and sprinkled on some WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter. I heated this with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and then repeated the process to give it more texture. The image was popped up onto the background using 3M double-sided tape and a few small Ranger Snowflakes were added. Lastly, I added some Stickles – Diamond to the snowflakes on the background and in the centres of the smaller snowflakes to complete my card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Chillin’ Charlie – TT049 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Moo-rry Christmas – FDG002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards), Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Navy Blue, Heartfelt Creations – Festive Winterscapes Collection

Die Cut: Martha Stuart – Branch punch

Embossing Powder: WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Cow: C8, C6, C4, C3, C1, C00, B60, R30, R20, R00, R000, E95, E93, E53, E51, E50

Santa Hat: R59, R37, R35, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Collar, Holly and Bell: G43, G29, G28, H 14, YG23, YG03, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08

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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Santa’s New Ride!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Flyin’ High Santa – T093 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Here Comes Santa Claus – G272 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Santa’s giving his reindeer a rest this year as he checks out his new ride. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the background paper from Creative Memories – Glacier Paper Pack to be the same size and applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. I took a small scrap of Recollections – Black cardstock and ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker so that it would become a sticker. With my Cuttlebug and Joy Crafts – Lin & Len Design 1201/0027, I die cut the silhouette out of the black paper and then peeled off the backing and placed it directly to the bottom of the card. Stampendous – Snowflakes – Chunky White was sprinkled over top of the card and melted from the bottom of the card using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped both the image and the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I cut the sentiment in half using my cutter and ran it through the Xyron Create a Sticker. I placed the sticker on top of some Recollections – Black cardstock and cut it again using my small cutting tool. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then I fussy cut around it. With a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, I coloured in the candy cane swirls on the airplane and small circles. Once it was dry, I used Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear to go over the big yellow gumdrop, the swirls on the propeller, the candy cane swirls, small circles on the plane and the star on the tree to add some glitter. For Santa’s cuffs, coat trim and hat, I used Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear and sprinkled on some WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter. I heated this with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and then repeated the process to give it more texture. For Santa’s pop pom, I applied a little bit of Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and then heat embossed it with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

The Santa image and sentiment were both popped up onto the background using 3M double-sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Flyin’ High Santa – T093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Here Comes Santa Claus – G272 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Creative Memories – Glacier Paper Pack (12″ x 12″), Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cut: Joy Crafts – Lin & Len Design 1201/0027

Embossing Powder: WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Stampendous – Snowflakes – Chunky White

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear, Xyron Create a Sticker, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

Beard: C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Santa Hat, Clothing, Mitts: R59, R37, R35, YG67, YG63, YG61, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Airplane: R29, R27, R22, R17, G14, YG23, YG01, BG0000, C5, C3, C2, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

Star and Present Bow: Y17, Y13, Y04, BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

Christmas Tree, Propeller and Leaves: G14, YG23, YG01, Y17, Y13, Y04, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

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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Santa’s Coming!!!


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

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the background paper from Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper to be the same size as the base and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. I applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. AC – Black cardstock was cut to 5.5″ x .75″ and adhered to the bottom using double-sided tape. I die cut the village using my Cutttlebug, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and Village Edges dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I coloured in the homes and put some yellow cardstock behind for the windows. Then I took the little doors, coloured them in and inset them back into the die cuts. Once this was done, I added Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel – Iridescent to the hills and Stickles – Diamond to the roof tops.

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

Stickles: Xmas Red and Diamond

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

Santa Hat, Clothing: R59, R37, R35

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

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

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

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

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

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.