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Christmas Kitty Fun!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Christmas Kitty Fun – S107 for the main image and Merry Christpaws – FLL006 for the sentiment. Our cats could never resist playing with our Christmas wrapping paper and playing in the boxes. I can’t even begin to count how many cardboard boxes they demolished over the years! LOL! Wishing you and all of your pets a very safe and joyous Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of 6″ x 6″ using AC Cardstock – White. I thought this patterned paper from Craft Smart – Hot Buy called Happy Pawlidays went perfect with this image and sentiment.

The image was stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock and Lawn Fawn – Let It Shine Snowflakes patterned paper. I coloured in the image and then fussy cut around it. With a black marker, I inked around the outside of the image.  I ran the patterned paper through my Xyron Creative Station to make it like a sticker and then fussy cut around the gift paper and paper pieced it onto the coloured image. The entire image was then adhered to the card using liquid glue. I removed the backing from the remainder of the gift portions and applied them directly to the card base as well. A few extra white and sparkly dots were added onto the patterned gift paper using a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear pen. Stickles – Diamond was applied to the hat, pompom, snowflakes and dots on the background patterned paper to add some extra sparkle.

Using my MISTI and VersaMark ink, I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of red cardstock. Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail was applied over top of the ink and then heat set with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. This was die cut using my Cuttlebug and Pink & Main – Large Sentiment Strip Dies. The sentiment was popped up onto the top of the card using U-Line double-sided tape. Lastly, I glued on some embellishment buttons after removing the backings from Dress It Up – Holiday Collection – Itty Bitty Snowflakes and Dress It Up – Holiday Collection – Glitter Holly. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door was inked around the outside edges of the card with a sponge dauber to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Christmas Kitty Fun – S107 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Merry Christpaws – FLL006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Lawn Fawn – Let It Shine Snowflakes (6″ x 6″), Craft Smart – Hot Buy – Happy Pawlidays (12″ x 12″)

Die Cut: Pink & Main – Large Sentiment Strip Dies (PNM327)

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools and Embellishments: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, Dress It Up – Holiday Collection – Itty Bitty Snowflakes, Dress It Up – Holiday Collection – Glitter Holly, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear, Sakura Glaze – Black, Stickles – Diamond, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitty 1: E97, E95, E13, YR14, YR12, R02, R01, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Kitty 2: C8, C6, C4, C2, R02, R01, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Santa Hat: R59, R37, R35, BV23, BV20, Colorless Blender

Ribbon: R59, R37, R35, R20

Box: E35, E34, E33, E31

Paper Wrapping: YG07, YG03, Colorless Blender

Shadow: 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
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Snowy Smiles!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Snowy Smiles – RR003 for the main image. Winter is one of my favourite times of the year and the beauty of fresh snowfalls always make me happy as long as I don’t need to shovel. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 was applied to the base card. I cut out Heartfelt Creations – Celebrate the Season Collection paper and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet and a finger dauber. This was popped up onto the base card using U-Line double-sided tape.

The image was stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. I coloured in the image and then fussy cut around it. With a black marker, I inked around the outside of the image and then added U-Line double-sided tape and popped it up into the centre of the circle on the patterned paper. I applied the Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 to a scrap piece of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock to match the background base paper.

With my Cuttelbug and Birch Press Designs – Big Joy dies, I die cut the sparkly scrap piece of paper and another scrap piece of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I coloured in the larger die cut with Copic markers and then attached the 2 pieces using liquid glue. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the combined piece and it was popped up onto the card under the snowlady.

I cut off the backs to 3 buttons from the Dress It Up – Holiday Collection – It’s Cold Outside and then applied Nuvo – Glacier Paste – Pixie Wings to them to give them a purple shimmer. Once the glacier paste was dry, I attached them to the card with liquid glue.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Snowy Smiles – RR003 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Heartfelt Creations – Celebrate the Season Collection (12″ x 12″), Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629

Die Cuts: Birch Press Designs – Big Joy (57164)

Tools and Embellishments: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Nuvo – Glacier Paste – Pixie Wings, Dress It Up – Holiday Collection – It’s Cold Outside

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowlady: BV20, B0000, YR68, YR31, YR18, Y38, R59, R35, R30, R21, Colorless Blender

Hat and Scarf: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG10, BG000, Colorless Blender

Circle Framing Snowlady: V17, V15, V12, BG000

Shadow Die Cut: V17, V15, V12

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Snowman Dash – TT054 for the main image and Winter Fun! – F109, for the sentiment. Growing up in the North, we couldn’t wait to get home from school to go sledding down the hills across the street or behind our house. There was so much snow that the snowbanks the plows created were just the perfect height for us to have loads of fun! On the weekends, we would go to the much larger hills!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I inked around the edges with a blender brush and blue ink that I still had on it from a previous project. I don’t clean off my brushes because I have dedicated brushes for each colour group.

The image was stamped onto the inner die cut using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, which I had die cut using my Cuttlebug and paper from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock with MFT – Stitched Rec Scallop Frame dies. I coloured in the image and then added the sentiment using a MISTI, VersaMark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This was heat embossed using a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. The snow in the sky was created using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen and UNIPosca PC-3M White marker. Stickles – Star Dust was added to the snow on the hill and Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and DecoArt Glamour Dust were added to give some texture to the snow where the sled had been. A Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to fluff up the Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff. Once the Stickles was all dry, I pieced the 2 die cuts back together using Scotch tape on the back. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the combined piece and it was popped up onto the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Snowman Dash – TT054 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Winter Fun – F109 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Die Cuts: Die-namics – Exclusive Designs for “My Favourite Things” – Stitched Rec Scallop Frame – MFT-860

Tools and Embellishments: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Stickles – Star Dust, Cuttlebug, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, UNIPosca PC-3M White marker, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Blending Brush

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowmen: BV20, B0000, YR68, YR31, Y38, R59, R235, 100, W9, W7, W5, Colorless Blender

Snowman1 Mittens and Scarf: BV08, BV13, BV02, BV01, BV00

Snowman2 Mittens and Scarf: BG75, BG57, BG49, BG13, BG11, BG10

Snowman3 Hat and Mittens: R59, R46, R37, R35, R14, R08

Sled: E49, E47, E39, E37, E35, E34

Sky: B06, B05, B04, B02

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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Noel!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a CAS Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Woodland Stocking – TDG011. We always had stockings under the tree filled with goodies and our names on each of the stockings. Even our dogs had their own stockings growing up. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of 6″ x 6″ using AC Cardstock – White. I adhered Recollections – Christmas Cottage 6 in. x 6 in. cardstock to the base front using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and paper from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, I die cut the frame with Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies. The image was stamped onto the die cut using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and then inked around the edges with a NUVO Glitter Marker – Golden Honey. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up into the centre of the diamond. To finish off the card, I added 4 pop dots from YNS – Happy Harvest Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Woodland Stocking – TDG011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Recollections – Christmas Cottage (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, NUVO Glitter Marker – Golden Honey, Cuttlebug, YNS – Happy Harvest Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cheeks: RV00, RV000

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

Snowman: BV20, B0000, Y38, YR31, C9, C7, C5, B04, B02, B01, Colorless Blender

Owl: E55, E53, E51, W0, W00, Y38, YR31

Fox: E99, E97, E08, N1, N0, R02, R01

Penguin: C9, C7, C5, C3, E42, E41, YR31, Y38

Reindeer: E51, E50, E33, E31, E30, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21, R02, R01

Noel and Ribbon: YR27, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00

Tree Branch and Pines: E29, E25, E23, G49

Holly, Leaves and Pine Needles: G99, G29, G21, YG67, YG17, R89, R27, R24

Sock: B04, B02, B01, B00, R59, R37, R35, C1, G29

Ribbon: 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.

Winter Friends!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Winter Friends – TT048 for the main image and Jingle All the Way – H040, for the sentiment. Snowmen are one of my favourite images to colour and how adorable is this happy snowman singing to his little friend?

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of 6″ x 6″ using AC Cardstock – White. I adhered American Crafts – “Kringle and Co” 6 x 6 in. cardstock to the base front. Red and green cardstock were cut to the sizes of 6″ x 1.25″ and 6″ x 1-1/8″ from some spare paper I had. I adhered the green to the red using double-sided tape and some glue to allow me to centre it. The combined strip was put through a Xyron Create a Sticker to keep it flat. I added this combined strip to the card approximately a .25″ up from the bottom. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness was used to ink around all of the edges of the card and it was set aside to dry.

Using my Cuttlebug and paper from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, I die cut the frame with Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Oval die cuts. The image was stamped onto the die cut using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and then added the snow in the sky using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Stickles – Crystal was added to the snow on the ground and along the branches to give it some sparkle.  I set the image to the side to allow the Stickles time to dry.

I cut a piece of Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper to the size of 4″ x 1″. Using my MISTI once again, I stamped the sentiment onto it using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then cut a fish tail on each end. U-Line double sided tape was added to the back of the sentiment and then it was popped up and centred in between the red and green stripe. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the back of the image and it was popped up onto the card above the sentiment once the Stickles had dried. Lastly, I die cut 2 pinecones and some pine leaves using my Cuttlebug and dies from Stampin’ UP! – Pretty Pines Thinlets die set. Liquid glue was used to pieced them altogether. I adhered these to the 2 upper corners of the card and then applied some Stickles – Crystal to the leaves to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Winter Friends – TT048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Jingle All the Way – H040 (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, American Crafts – “Kringle and Co” 6 x 6 in. (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm), Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Oval, Stampin’ UP! – Pretty Pines Thinlets (141851)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Stickles – Crystal, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: BV20, B0000, YR68, Y38, Y18, R29, R24, RV00, Colorless Blender

Snowman Hat, Mittens and Scarf: G99, GY67, YG63, YG61, R59, R37, R35

Snowman Boots and Buttons: C9, C7, C5, C3

Bird: R46, R14, R08, Y17

Bird Hat and Scarf: G99, YG67, YG63, R59, R37, R35

Bells: YR27, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00

Tree Branch and Pines: E29, E25, E23, G49

Snow: BV20, B0000, Colorless Blender, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Stickles – Crystal

Sky: 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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Carolers – Joy To The World!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Carolers – TT011 for the main image and Joy to the World – GLL012, for the sentiment. Seeing these carolers reminds me of my younger days when we would go visiting and sing Christmas carols at our cousins and our parent’s friends’ houses.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base from Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards). Using my Cuttlebug and paper from Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Ice Blue Pack, I die cut the snowflake border with Lawn Fawn – Snowflake Border die cuts. Using the same paper, I cut a thin strip .25″ x 5.5″. With Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust”, I cut a strip 1″ x 5.5″. Using double-sided tape, I attached the 1″ strip directly onto the base card. I ran the other strip through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it to the card next to the 1″ strip. I added liquid glue to the backs of each of the snowflakes for the snowflake border and adhered them over top of the larger strip. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edges of the card.

With my Cuttlebug and dies from My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax, I die cut a large rectangle out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. The image was stamped onto the die cut using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and then added the snow in the sky using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff was added to the trim of the girl’s jacket and then heat set with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to puff it up. Crystal – Stickles was added on top of this and also along her dress hem. DecoArt Snow-Tex sprinkled with DecoArt Glamour Dust and a spatula were used to create the snow on the bottom of the image. Crystal – Stickles was added to add some extra sparkle and give some highlights. Wink of Stella – Clear was added on top of the music books. The sentiment was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Northern Pine ink. It was then die cut using my Cuttlebug and Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes dies. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness was used to ink around the edges. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the sentiment and finished image and popped them both up onto the card. Lastly, I added Ranger – Snowflake Glitter with liquid glue to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Carolers – TT011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Joy to the World – GLL012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness, Memento – Northern Pine, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards), Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Ice Blue Pack, Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” (8.5″ x 11″)

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax – MFT-1268, Lawn Fawn – Snowflake Border (#LF2431), Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes

Snow: DecoArt Snow-Tex, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Crystal – Stickles

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Crystal – Stickles, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Xyron Create a Sticker, Ranger – Snowflake Glitter

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R24, R21 (Eyes: Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23, E47, E44, E43, E42

Boy Mitts, Scarf and EarMuffs: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01

Boy Jacket: R59, R37, R35

Boy Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Boy Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21,

Girl’s Coat and Boots: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Crystal – Stickles

Girl Dress and Leggings: YG67, YG63, YG61, G19, G16, G14, Crystal – Stickles, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Girl EarMuffs and Mittens: YG67, YG63, YG61

Song Books: YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00, Wink of Stella – Clear

Bird: R46, R14, R08

Cat: T9, T7, T5, T4, R01

Dog: E37, E35, E33, R24

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

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.

North Pole Greetings!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps North Pole Penguin – TDG008 for the main image and Seasons Greetings – F300A, for the sentiment. Christmas is getting nearer and this little penguin is helping Santa deliver some of your presents this year!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base from Crate Paper – Boxed Cards – Mittens & Mistletoe (5.5″ x 4.25″). Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edges. With my Cuttlebug and dies from My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax, I die cut a large rectangle out of Forever In Time – Texture Rouge paper and a smaller one out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the large rectangle and it was popped up onto the base card.

The image was stamped onto the smaller rectangle using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and then with a paint brush and a small mixture of DecoArt Glamour Dust, FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint and Delta Ceramcoat – White, I added in the first layer of snow. A little more DecoArt Glamour Dust was added to it while it was still wet. This dried pretty quickly and Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and more glitter were added to give the snow some texture. I also added this to the hat, pompom and sign. Lastly, I added some Crystal – Stickles because you can never have enough glitter. LOL! Wink of Stella – Clear was added to the bows, side of the ball on the pole and down the entire pole. Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold and Wink of Stella – Clear were added to the pink present dots. Once everything was dry, I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and VersaMark ink. Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail was applied over top of the ink and then heat embossed with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. The snow in the sky was created using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the image and popped it up on top of the larger rectangle. To complete my card, I added in 4 YNS – Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops in the corners.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: North Pole Penguin – TDG008 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crate Paper – Boxed Cards – Mittens & Mistletoe (5.5″ x 4.25″), Forever In Time – Texture Rouge

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax – MFT-1268

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Crystal – Stickles, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold, DecoArt Glamour Dust, FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, Delta Ceramcoat – White, Cuttlebug, Wink of Stella – Clear, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, YNS – Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Penguin: W9, W7, W5, W3, W00, E15, YR14, Y17, Y11, RV00, EE42, E41, E40, Colorless Blender (Eyes: Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hat, Scarf, Sign and Ribbon: R59, R37, R35

Presents: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR08, YG07, YG05, YG03, RV14, RV13, RV10

Pole: R46, R14, R08, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

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.

Hallowe’en Kitty and Friends!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe’en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Hallowe’en Kitty – TT042 for the image and Happy Halloween – H232 for the sentiment. I thought it would be fun to end the month off with another spooky card since Hallowe’en is only a few days away from now.

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″. Textura Select Cardstock – Tropicana was cut to the same size as the base and adhered using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug, Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card was die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. I stamped the main image onto the die cut and the sentiment onto a scrap piece of orange cardstock using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Using my Cuttlebug and Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips, I die cut the sentiment that I stamped.

The image was coloured in and then I used a black Prismacolor Premier Pencil to highlight a few of the areas to make them stand out a little more. I also extended the fence to the ends of the die cut on both sides. I added back in the whites of the eyes with a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and some stars in the night sky. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the sentiment and the coloured image. They were both popped up onto the base to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Hallowe’en Kitty – TT042 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Textura Select Cardstock – Tropicana (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Black Cat: C9, C7, C5, R22, R20

Hat: V17, V09, V06, V04, YR68, YR24, YR18, YR16, YR04, E15, Y35, Y08

Mouse: W5, W3, W1, R20

Bat: BV29, BV25, BV23

Ghost: BV20, C00, Colorless Blender

Moon: Y00, BV20, C00, Colorless Blender

Gravestone: YR18, YR16, T5, T3, T1

Grass: G99, YG67, YG17

Sky: C9, BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable Fall images at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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.

 

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Snow Kisses!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a snow lady Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Snow Kisses – TT059 for the main image and Holly Jolly – K048 for the sentiment. I’ve always loved snow people and birds and this stamp combo makes me smile because it has both.

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 2 strips of Doodlebug Design Inc. – Winter Wonderland coloured snowflake pattern to the size of 6″ x .75″. 2 strips of Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment paper to the size of 6″ x .25″ and 1 strip of Forever In Time – Textura Sky cut to the size of 6″ x 4″. With Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough and a blending brush, I inked around all of the edges of the larger pieces. I ran all of the smaller pieces through my Xyron Create a Sticker. The pieces were then attached to the base card from top to bottom. I used liquid glue to attach the larger piece. I trimmed around the 3 sides of the card with a paper trimmer to make it all even.

For the frame around the image, using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss die cutting machine, I die cut the entire frame with Doodlebug Design Inc. – Winter Wonderland paper and Penny Black – Graceful Stackers dies. 2 dies were pieced together for the pink frame using my cutting device and Forever In Time – Textura Blush cardstock. Lastly, I stamped the image with Memento – Summer Sky ink onto Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” using my MISTI. I took this piece and ran it through my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss die cutting machine again so that it would fit snug into the frame. I cut off the remainder following the stamped snow along the top and inked it with the Memento – Summer Sky ink. Using liquid glue, I applied the pink frame over top of the snowflake die cut while carefully matching up the edges. Liquid glue was applied to the lower back of the snow piece and it was attached to the snowflake background inside the frame.

The image was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. After colouring the images, I fussy cut around all of them and then with a black marker, inked around all of the edges. I popped up the snowlady using U-Line double-sided tape and attached her to the card under the snow. The little bird was also popped up using U-Line double-sided tape and some liquid glue. Using Copic B41, I added in some shadows in the snow and Stickles – Hibiscus was applied to the scarf and pompom to give them some extra sparkle.

The sentiment was stamped onto Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment using my MISTI and Versamark ink. Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail was applied and then heat embossed using a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles, I die cut the sentiment. The edges were inked around using a finger dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough. The snowflake was cut using my Cuttlebug, Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” cardstock and die from Recollections – Christmas Snowflakes Clear Stamp & Die set. I popped up both the sentiment and snowflake using U-Line double-sided tape onto the card. Lastly, I added 3 Doodlebug Designs Inc. – Sprinkles onto the frame to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Snow Kisses – TT059 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Holly Jolly – K048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Winter Wonderland (6″ x 6″), Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment (12″ x 12″), Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” (8.5″ x 11″), Forever In Time – Textura Sky, Forever In Time – Textura Blush

Die Cuts: Penny Black – Graceful Stackers (51-658), My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136, Recollections – Christmas Snowflakes Clear Stamp & Die 529291

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Stickles – Hibiscus, Cuttlebug, Blending Brush, Doodlebug Designs Inc. – Sprinkles, Xyron Create a Sticker, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snow Lady: BV20, C00, Colorless Blender, YR18, YR12, YR07, YR04, R29, R27, R24, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black), Stickles – Hibiscus

Mitt’s, Coat and Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG13, BG11

Scarf and Trim: RV69, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02

Birds and Earmuffs: B97, B95, B93, B91, R46, R14, R08, YR12, YR07, YR04, R85, R83, R81, RV55, RV17, RV14, BV02, BV01, BV00

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Ho Ho Ho!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Santa In Chimney – S202 for the image. Christmas is only a few months away, so I’m busy making more Christmas cards for this year to give away! How about you?

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″. DCWV – Holiday Cheer was cut to the same size and applied to the base using double-sided tape. The image was die-cut using Anna Griffin Empress Mini Cutting Machine, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was stamped onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Once it was coloured in, I applied some Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff to his beard and then heat set it with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to make it puff up. Stickles – Diamond was applied to the Coat trim and hat, as well as the roof. Stickles – Gold was applied all around the die-cut to create some extra sparkle. Stickles – Star Dust was applied to the insides of the background flowers and some snowflakes.  Once everything was dry, I added some U-Line double-sided tape and popped up the main coloured image onto the base card. For the sentiment, I die cut Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper with the Anna Griffin Empress Mini Cutting Machine using Jolly Quickutz – Deck the Halls limited edition gift set. I applied Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips to the Sentiment and popped it up onto the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

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

Sentiment: Jolly Quickutz – Deck the Halls limited edition gift set

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., DCWV – Holiday Cheer (6″ x 6″), Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper

Die Cuts: Jolly Quickutz – Deck the Halls limited edition gift set, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Stickles: Diamond, Gold, Star Dust

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Stickles – Diamond, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: C2, C1, C00

Coat and Hat Trim: C2, C1, C00, Stickles – Diamond

Clothing: R59, R37, R35

Belt and Mitts: 100, T9, T7, T5, E15, Y38, Y35, Y15

Sack: G99, YG67, YG63, YG61, R59, Y37, R35

Chimney: E97, E19, E08, T5, T3, T1

Roof: BV20, B60, C1, C00, Stickles – Diamond

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Merry Christmoose, Eh!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card for some friends overseas using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Canadian Christmas Greeting – R048 for the main image and Merry Christmoose, Eh! for the sentiment. The trees were added in using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Evergreen Tree HLF001 and Evergreen Tree 2 HLF002.

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″. The sky was added directly to the front of the base panel with a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Broken China and a Gina K. Designs blending brush. Lawn Fawn – Snowy Sky stencil and Stampin Up – Winter White were added next to create some falling snow in the background. Then, using the same stencil again, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste was applied to add some glittering snowflakes. The sentiment was stamped onto Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. The paper was then cut to be 5.5″ x 1″ and I tore along the top of the paper to create snow drifts. I did this once again with a larger size (5.5″ x 2.5″) to create some dimension. U-Line double-sided tape was added to both pieces, with a double-layer on the sentiment piece and they were both popped up onto the base card.

The images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Memento – Tuxedo Black for the main image and Memento – Cottage Ivy for the trees. After colouring the images, I fussy cut around all of them and popped up the main image behind the 1st snow hill. Liquid glue was applied behind the trees and they were tucked in behind the larger hill to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Canadian Christmas Greeting – R048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Evergreen Tree HLF001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Evergreen Tree 2 HLF002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Merry Christmoose, Eh! (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Memento – Cottage Ivy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Stampin Up – Winter White

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper

Stencil: Lawn Fawn – Snowy Sky

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Moose: E53, E51, E50, E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, R30, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Beaver: E49, E29, E27, E25, E23, Stickles – Diamond

Wreath, Holly Leaves and Bow: G99, YG67, YG63, YG61, R59, R37, R35

Belt: 100, T9, T7, T5, E15, Y38, Y35, Y15

Tambourine: E15, Y38, Y35, Y15, R59, R37, R35

Hat: R59, R37, R35, BV20, Colorless Blender, Stickles – Diamond

Baubles: V17, V15, V12, C3, C2, C0, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver, Stampin Up – Winter White, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste

Candy Cane: R59, R37, R35, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen

Beard: Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste, Stampin Up – Winter White

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.

Couples Cruise!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Couples Cruise – S135 for the image and Wonderful Adventure – H164 for the sentiment. Cruising is starting up again and I can’t wait to go! Seeing this image reminded me of all of the fun times we’ve had and of all of the fun times to come.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White, cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. Forever In Time – Textura Sky was cut to the size of 5-7/8″ x 5-7/8″ and was adhered to the base using double-sided tape. Craft Consortium – Clare Therese Ocean Tale was cut to the size of 5.75″ x 5.75″ and was popped up onto the base using U-Line double-sided tape. Using Forever In Time – Textura Sky cardstock and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, the larger frame was die cut using the Cuttlebug. Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock using the Cuttlebug as well. Lastly, the little clouds were die cut using Lawn Fawn Cuts – Centre Picture Window Card dies, a scrap of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and my Cuttlebug.

I stamped the image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. Once the image and little clouds were coloured, I added in the little eyes using a Sakura Glaze – Black pen to make them stand out more. The nails in the ark were coloured in with a Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver. A few white caps were created using a General’s Charcoal White 558 Pencil in the water.

The sentiment was also stamped using my MISTI onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock and then fussy cut into 3 separate pieces. I ran this through my Xyron Create a Sticker and adhered it to Recollections – Black cardstock. Once again, I cut around the sentiment, leaving a slim border. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of each of the sentiment pieces, image and blue rectangle and they were all popped up onto the card. For embellishments, I added in three YNS Gumdrops – Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops and some blue and white twine using American Crafts Premium Ribbon.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Couples Cruise – S135 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Wonderful Adventure – H164 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Centre Picture Window Card, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Craft Consortium – Clare Therese Ocean Tale (6″ x 6″), Forever In Time – Textura Sky (6″ x 6″)

Embellishments: YNS Gumdrops – Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops, American Crafts Premium Ribbon

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Sakura Glaze – Black, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Ark: E49, E30, E27, E25, E23, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver

Giraffes: YR31, YR000, E97, E95, E79, E77, E55, E15, R02, R00, W5, Y38

Elephants: C5, C3, C2, C1, R02, R00

Monkeys: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, G05, G00, YG23

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Water: BG34, BG32, BG11, BG02, BG01, B52, B24, B12, B05, General’s Charcoal White 558 Pencil

Clouds:  C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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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The Best Dirt!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Gordon Groundhog – R123 for the image and The Best Dirt – F221 for the sentiment. My husband loves gardening and this makes me think of him! LOL! We have a few little squirrels that like to raid his garden, eat the tomatoes and dig up the potatoes. Luckily, my husband is good natured and says he can’t get mad at them for what comes natural. We call our back yard the Stevenson’s oasis for wild animals. We have bunnies, squirrels, racoons, possums and a mole that seem to like our vegetables and sometimes we’ve even caught them sleeping up on the furniture under the Gazebo. My husband has now installed a backyard web cam so that we can now capture some of what goes on at night while we are sleeping.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. Echo Park – New Day Beautiful Blooms Paper was cut to be the same size as the base and applied using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edges of the card. Anna Griffin Empress Mini Cutting Machine and My Favourite Things Die-Namics – Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frames were used to die cut Stampin’ UP! – Regals Designer Series Paper, Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock.

The clouds in the sky were created using the inner part of the die-cut from the Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and a mid-size Gina K Designs Blender Brush, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and stencils that I created using Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die. Once this was done, I used regular tape to piece the outer die cut from the Stampin’ UP! – Regals Designer Series Paper and the clouds piece together from the back side. I stamped the image onto the inner frame of the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. Once the image was coloured, it was fussy cut around the top part of the image. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the image and background pieces that I had joined together and popped them both up onto the card.

The sentiment was also stamped using my MISTI onto the same cardstock and then cut with a small cutting device. I ran this through my Xyron Create a Sticker and adhered it to Recollections – Black cardstock. Once again, I cut around the sentiment, leaving a slim border. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of this and it was popped up onto the card. Lastly, to finish it off, I added some Doodlebug Design Inc. Braddies with Glue Dots – Mini.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Gordon Groundhog – R123 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: The Best Dirt – F221 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things Die-Namics – Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frames, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Stampin’ UP! – Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (12″ x 12″), Echo Park – New Day Beautiful Blooms (12″ x 12″), Recollections – Black

Embellishments: Doodlebug Design Inc. Braddies – Bubble Blue Blossoms and Tangerine Blossoms

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Glue Dots – Mini, Xyron Create a Sticker, Sakura Glaze – Black

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Groundhog: E29, E27, E25, E23, (Nose and Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Jeans: B26, B23, B21, E31

Hard Hat: Y17, Y15, Y08

Dirt, Stones, Stem and Grasses: E37, E35, E33, E31, W7, W5, W3, YG23, YG17, YG11, YG09

Flower: E15, Y38, Y35, Y32, Y17, Y08

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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.

You’re O-Fish-Ally Awesome!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Finnigan – P117 for the image and O-fish-ally – FLL019 for the sentiment. We have a lot of family and friends that love to fish and when I saw this image and sentiment, I could resist pairing them together.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. Stampin’ UP! – Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper was cut to be the same size as the base and applied using double-sided tape. Using paper from the same pack, I fussy cut around the school of fish and applied it to the base card using a mixture of double-sided tape and glue. The excess was then trimmed off on the bottom and left side of the card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was applied around all of the outer edges of the card using a finger dauber. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Blanket Stitched Circle, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. Then, using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the die-cut piece. The sentiment was also stamped using my MISTI onto the same cardstock and then die cut using Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips. Lastly, I combined the dies from PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Blanket Stitched Circle and Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to create a frame using the paper from Stampin’ UP! – Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper and Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine.

The image was coloured in with Copic markers listed below. I coloured in the fish first, then the water. Some sand was added to the bottom of the bowl using a Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear and Seth Apter – Dirty Sand Embossing Powder. This was heat set with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I wanted the back part of the sand to appear lighter, so I just dabbed the pen in spots to add in the Embossing Powder after I had coloured it. Lastly, I applied Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents to the inside of the bowl and puddles of water. This was set aside to dry.

Once the Glossy Accents was dry the card was ready to assemble.  I applied some glue to the circle frame I had created earlier and applied it over top of the coloured image circle. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the image and sentiment and they were both popped up onto the background designer papers. I thought these adorable buttons from Buttons Galore & More – Fun in the Sun Collection were perfect for this card. The button backings were removed from the backs of the fish buttons and U-Line double-sided tape was applied to them. I popped up the 3 fish on the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Finnigan – P117 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: O-fish-ally – FLL019 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Blanket Stitched Circle, Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Embossing Powder: Seth Apter – Dirty Sand

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Stampin’ UP! – Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (6″ x 6″)

Embellishments: Buttons Galore & More – Fun in the Sun Collection

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Fish: YR68, YR31, YR18, Y38, R89, R59, R39, R29, R24

Fish Bowl, Water, Sand and Water Droplets: B04, B02, B01, B00, E44, E43, E42, E41, C3, C2, C1, C00, Seth Apter – Dirty Sand

Background: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, E37, E35, E33, E31

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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.

Book Worm!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I couldn’t resist making this very easy bookmark using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Book Worm – P100 for the image. My husband I both love to read and with this adorable image, it is quick to create multiple bookmarks quickly. They would also be a great gift for the readers in your life too!

To make my bookmark this week, I stamped the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and I wanted the eyes to stand out. I added in a small line with a Pigma Micron #5 – Black pen and then added some colour to the eyes. To finish the eyes,  I added a little dot of white using a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen. The image was then fussy cut with a small white border all around it. Crafts – Designer Paper – 02-3093268 was die cut using Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX and my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine. I punched a hole using We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Eyelet and Snap Punch at the top of the bookmark. We R Memory Keepers Embellishment Makers Basic Tools-Tassel Loom was used to create the tassel along with 3 yards of twine and then 2 6″ pieces of twine.  I wanted the image to lay flat on the bookmark, so I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then applied it to the die cut. I tied a knot in the twine to join the tassel to the book mark and then added some Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents to the glass lenses to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Book Worm – P100 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Crafts – Designer Paper – 02-3093268 (6″ x 6″)

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Xyron Create a Sticker, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents, Pigma Micron #5 – Black, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Eyelet and Snap Punch, We R Memory Keepers Embellishment Makers Basic Tools-Tassel Loom

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Worm: YG23, YG11, YG09, R20, R30

Eyes: C1, C0, E25, E23, Y17, W9, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Pigma Micron #5 – Black

Glasses and Bow Tie: BV29, BV25, BV23, Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents for the lenses

Book: BV25, BV23, V000

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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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By The Moonlight!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe’en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps By The Moonlight – TT047 for the image and Block Happy Halloween – FF049 for the sentiment. These little friends are ready for some spooky fun on Hallowe’en.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I die cut the background from Stampin’ UP! – Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper to be the same size as the base. Using a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot, Villainous Potion, Seedless Preserves and Fossilized Amber and finger daubers, I added some extra colour to the background. Martha Stewart – Hallowe’en Washi Tape was placed across the bottom. I cut Doodlebug Design Inc. – Hallowe’en Parade cardstock to the size of 1-1/8″ x 4.25″. I ran this through my Xyron Create a Sticker and adhered it to the base card above the washi tape.

I stamped the main image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The main image was a little short for the full width of the card so I added some double-sided tape to a couple scraps of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock and adhered them to both sides of the fence. The image and sentiment were then both coloured in. The image was fussy cut and U-Line double-sided tape was applied to it. I popped it up onto the card and then cut off the excess from the fence on both sides.  I cut around the sentiment and then ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it to a piece of Recollections – Black cardstock. Once again, I used my cutter to go around the sentiment, leaving a slight border. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the sentiment and it was popped up onto the striped paper background to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: By The Moonlight – TT047 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Block Happy Halloween – FF049 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot, Villainous Potion, Seedless Preserves and Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodlebug Design Inc. – Hallowe’en Parade (6 in. x 6 in.), Recollections – Black cardstock, Stampin’ UP! – Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper (12″ x 12″)

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Black Cat: C8, C6, C4, C3, BV17, R22, R30

Mouse: W5, W3, W1, R02, R00

Bats: BV25, BV23

Fence: E49, E27, E25, E23, E21

Moon: Y00, BV20, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Sentiment: YR04, Y17, V09, V06, V04, YG23, YG05

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable Fall images at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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Boo Pals!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe’en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Boo Pals – SS007 for the image and Boo-tiful Day – E233 for the sentiment. Hallowe’en is now only a few months away! Wow! Where has this year gone? Time seems to be flying by so fast!

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 Recollections – Black cardstock to be the same size as the base card and attached it using double-sided tape. Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers and my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, I die cut Doodlebug – Pumpkin Party cardstock. I just love these little ghosts. With a finger dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion, I inked around all of the edges of the die cut. U-Line double-side tape was applied to the back of this piece and I popped it up onto the base card. Using the same cutting machine, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock using Nestabilities Dies – Deckled Rectangles – Large.

I stamped the main image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card die cut using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it in. I created my own moon shape using a 2″ circle mask that I had created earlier with a Fiskars hand punch. The eyes and nose for the cat and ghost were added in using a Sakura Glaze – Black pen. I ran the coloured image through my Xyron Creative Station and attached it to Recollections – Black cardstock. I didn’t have a larger die of the same shape, so I put the piece that I had adhered together into my Brother Scan ‘N Cut and created a .08″ border around it. This created the small black border to make the image pop. The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap piece of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then it was die cut using my cutting machine and Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet and a finger dauber were used to go around the die cut.

The card was now ready to assemble. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the frame and sentiment and popped them both up onto the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Boo Pals – SS007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Boo-tiful Day – E233 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodlebug – Pumpkin Party (12″ x 12″), Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies – Deckled Rectangles Large (S4-202), Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Sakura Glaze – Black, Brother Scan ‘N Cut, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Black Cat: C8, C6, C4, C3, R30, R22, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Ghost: BV20, C0, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Tombstone: W5, W3, W1, W0, 100

Grass: G99, G94, G21, YG97, YG17

Sky: BV29, BV25, BV23. BV20

Moon: BV23, BV20, C1, C0, C00, Y00, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a spooktacular week!

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


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe’en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Kitty In Training – TT052 for the image and Happy Halloween Script – F232 for the sentiment. Hallowe’en is one of our favourite times of year and my husband likes to go all out decorating our front yard. I always have fun finding new animated toys to add to our decorations and love seeing the little trick or treaters faces light up when they come to our house.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I die cut the background paper from Pebbles – Boo! cardstock to be the same size and attached it to the base using double-sided tape. Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers and my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, I die cut Scrapbook.com – Brights Smooth Cardstock for the larger frame. Using the same machine, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. The thin stripes were die cut using Scrapbook.com – Rainbow Smooth Cardstock and PinkFresh Studio – Slim Stripes dies. Lastly, I cut a black strip using Recollections – Black cardstock to the size of 4.25″ x 1-3/8″.

I stamped the main image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card die cut using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it in. The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap piece of orange paper cardstock using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black and then it was die cut using my cutting machine and Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips.

The card was now ready to assemble. I ran the thin strips through my Xyron Create a Sticker and adhered them to the black strip leaving small spaces in between them to be the same as the witch’s socks. I ran this whole piece through my Xyron Create a Sticker again so that it would lay completely flat when I adhered it to the base card. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the rectangles and sentiment and popped up all of the layers onto the card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot was used to ink around all of the edges of the card and Stickles – Diamond was added to the small dots at the top of the card above the stripe lines. Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen was added to the sky to create some sparkly stars.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Kitty In Training – TT052 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Pebbles – Boo! (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm), Scrapbook.com – Brights Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″), Scrapbook.com – Rainbow Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″), Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips, PinkFresh Studio – Slim Stripes

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Xyron Create a Sticker, Stickles – Diamond, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Blacks: N10, N9, N7, N6, N5, N4, N3

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

Hair and Stripes on Socks and Hat: G19, G14, RV66, RV55, RV53, Y19, B63, Y38, Y18

Pumpkins: E07, YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12, YR08

Tree Stump: E79, E27, E25, E23, E21

Broomstick: E35, E34, E33, C5, C3, C00, Y35, Y32, Y19, YR31

Leaves and Grass: G99, G94, G21, YG97, YG17, YG63

Sky: BV29, BV25, BV23. BV20, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images in the new “Spring Fever Release” at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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

Witchy and Friends!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe’en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Witchy & Friends – TT019 for the image and Take Flight – HH008 for the sentiment. This little witch and her crew don’t look like they could frighten anyone, but I’m sure they will have lots of fun trying! 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 4.25″ x 5.5″. I cut the background to be the same size using Doodlebug Design Inc. – Ghost Town patterned paper and adhered it to the base card using double-sided tape. Doodlebug Design Inc. – Hallowe’en Parade patterned paper was cut to the size of 1-7/8″ x 5.5″ and adhered directly to the base background using double-sided tape.

I stamped the sentiment and image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini die-cutting Machine and Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals, the image was die cut. A cutter was used to cut around the sentiment. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion and a finger dauber were used to ink around the base card and sentiment. The image was coloured in and then I used a Sakura Glaze – Black pen for the eyes and noses on the characters. Then, I applied a small dot of Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen to the eyes and also to create stars in the night sky. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the back of the coloured image and sentiment and then they were both popped up onto the card. To finish it off, I added some YNS Gumdrops – Pretty Peacock Matte.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Witchy & Friends – TT019 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Take Flight – HH008 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodlebug Design Inc. – Ghost Town (6″ x 6″), Doodlebug Design Inc. – Hallowe’en Parade (6 in. x 6 in.)

Die Cuts: Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, U-Line double-sided tape, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, YNS Gumdrops – Pretty Peacock Matte

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Hair: RV66, RV63, RV55, G09, G05, YG03

Hat: 100, C8, C6, C4, V09, V06, V04, YR24, Y38, Y32

Cat and Spider: 100, C8, C6, C4, RV42, R30

Dress, Cape, Socks and Shoes: 100, C9, C7, C5, BV29, BV225, BV23, BV20, V17, V15, V12, V09, V06, V04, YR68, YR65, YR61, YG07, YG03, YG01

Bat: BV29, BV25, BV23 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Broom: E27, E25, E23, Y38, YR21, Y11

Pumpkin: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02, Y08

Grass: YG99, YG97, YG95

Sky: BV31, BV25, BV23, BV20

Moon: B60, Y000, C1, C0, C00, 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.

Dracula and Friends!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe’en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Bat Friends – TT043 for the image and Special Treat – H234 for the sentiment. I can’t believe it’s August already and that means it’s time to get started on Hallowe’en and Fall cards. This is the first of many to come this month.

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 to be the same size using Craft Consortium – Happy Haunting paper and adhered it to the base card using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug, I die cut the larger piece for the background using the same paper and Penny Black Creative Dies – Antique Frame. I inked around the base card and die cut using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion. Using the same 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.

The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I inked very lightly over the top of it with some purple that I had left on my brush. Then, I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of all 3 pieces and then popped them up onto the card. To finish it off, I added some YNS Gumdrops – Spellbound.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bat Friends – TT043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Special Treat – H234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Craft Consortium – Happy Haunting (6″ x 6″)

Die Cuts: Penny Black Creative Dies – Antique Frame 51-937

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, YNS Gumdrops – Spellbound

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: C8, C6, C4

Clothing: R59, R37, R35, V09, V06, V04, C8, C6, C4, BV17, BV04

Shoes and Bow Tie: 100, C9, C7, C5, C2

Bats: C9, C7, C5 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Tree: E29, E25, E23

Sky: N9, V99, V95, V93, V91, BV23, BV20

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.