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Big Hugs!!


Today, I’m sharing a card using this super adorable image from Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Big Hug – D19025. Great big in person hugs or even virtual hugs are always nice to have or to give to someone or something that you love. Have you hugged someone today?

To make this card I created a base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. With Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush and Lawn Fawn – Cloudy Stencil, I created the clouds. Then, using a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage, a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush and a mixture of Lawn Fawn – Clippings – Simple Hillside Stencils and Lawn Fawn – Clippings – Slimline Grassy Hillside Stencils, I created the grass. With my Anna Griffin Empress Die-Cutting Mini Machine, Lawn Fawn – Giant Sending Big Hugs was die cut twice using Recollections – Black cardstock. Liquid glue was used to fuse the 2 pieces together. I applied glue to the back of the combined pieces and attached it directly to the base of the card.

Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured it in with Copic markers. Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents was added to the glasses. The coloured image was fussy cut with scissors leaving a slim white border around it. This was then applied directly to the base card using U-Line – double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Big Hug – D19025 – Dreamerland Crafts

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

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

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Giant Sending Big Hugs

Stencils: Lawn Fawn – Cloudy Stencil, Lawn Fawn – Clippings – Simple Hillside Stencils, Lawn Fawn – Clippings – Slimline Grassy Hillside Stencils

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Shirt: B16, B12, B05

Tie: V06, V04, V01

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Shoes: N9, N7, N5, N4

Cat:  N9, N7, N5

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts and Pointer Scrapbooking on the Facebook Fan pages from the rest of our design team.

Smooth Sailing Ahead!!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Wishing you a smooth sailing ahead – DCS1703. This card could be used to wish someone smooth sailing for cruising, retirement or for a new job position or even if you knew someone who just bought a new boat for fun! The stamp set also comes with 2 more sentiments, “on a Journey to find Happiness” and “Taking a break from my daily routine”.

To make this card I used a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Recollections – Black cardstock was die cut to the size of 4.75″ x 3.5″ using Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. Using the same machine and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the size of 4.5″ x 3.75″. The main image was stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the images again onto Post-It Note paper to create a mask and fussy cut around them. After stamping the main image, I placed the masking of the little girl in the boat on top of the inked image as shown below.

I stamped the mountains starting from the left side, while still using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The mountain mask was applied over top of them and I stamped another set of mountains so that they looked like they were behind the first set of mountains. I continued to do this going across the image to create a mountain range. Then, I removed all of the masks and coloured in the image using copic markers.  Copic – Opaque White was used to create the crests of the waves and Stampin’ Up – Whisper White Ink and a small #2 round brush were used to create the clouds in the sky. Versamark, my MISTI and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail were used to add in the birds from the same stamp set. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat emboss the powder. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the image and popped it up onto the black rectangle.

Using my MISTI, Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat emboss this as well. Using Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, I die cut the sentiment with a 1.25″ circle. With a 1.5″ circle punch, I die cut Recollections – Black cardstock. I added U-Line double-side tape to the back of the sentiment and popped it up onto the larger black circle. I added a double layer of the U-Line double-side tape to the right of the black rectangle on each side and popped up the larger black circle to the bottom right of the card. YNS Gumdrops – Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops were added to the top left corner of the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiment: Wishing you a smooth sailing ahead – DCS17043 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Stampin’ Up – Whisper White Ink, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

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

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, 1.5″ Circle Punch

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, YNS Gumdrops – Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Blouse and Bow: R83, R81, RV00, RV000

Dog: E35, E33, E31, E30

Bathtub Boat: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, E50, E40, E30, E29, E27, E25

Water: BG70, BG53, BG32, BG11, BG10, B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B04, B02, B01, (Copic – Opaque White)

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Mountains: BV25, BV23, BV20, YG17, YG13, YG03

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts and Pointer Scrapbooking on the Facebook Fan pages from the rest of our design team.

Love One An-udder!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Anniversary card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Cow Hugs – TT136 for the image and Love An Udder – F205 for the sentiment. Love this adorable combination and thought it would be great for an Inspirational card or an Anniversary card!

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″. Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm cardstock background paper was cut to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″ and adhered directly to the base using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edgs of the card. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and dies from Whimsy Stamps – Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set, I die cut one pattern out of Recollections – Black cardstock and a smaller cut from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using PinkFresh Studio – Slim Stripes dies and my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, I die cut some black stripes using the half-inch die from Recollections – Black cardstock. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the 2 black pieces and popped them up onto the patterned background. Using scisssors, I cut off the excess from the black stripe after it was adhered to the base.

I stamped the main image and sentiment onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I used a Sakura Glaze – Black pen, and Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen to create the eyes. After the image was coloured in, I added some U-Line double-sided tape to it and popped it up onto the black die cut. Using my machine again, I die cut the sentiment using Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips. This was popped up with Scrapbook Adhesives – Black 3D Foam Strips onto the black stripe. To finish off my card, I added 2 little button cows on either side of the sentiment from Dress It Up – In the Barnyard and Dress It Up – Mooove It.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Cow Hugs – TT136 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Love An Udder – F205 (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., Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Recollections – Black

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Studio – Slim Stripes, Whimsy Stamps – Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set (WSD382), Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Dress It Up – In the Barnyard and Dress It Up – Mooove It

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cows: N9, N7, N5, N0, E42, E41, E40, R30, R02, R01, R00, R000 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Leaves and Grass: G99, YG67, YG17, G21, G07, G05

Flowers: B29, B26, B24, B21, YR16, YR12, E15, Y35, Y11, Y08, Y06, Y04, R46, R14, R08

Bow and Cow Bell: R46, R14, R08, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y15

Sky and Clouds: B60, B01, B00, B000, B0000

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.

You Got This!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Lasso Some Snow – TDG021  for the main image and Don’t Worry – FDG021 for the sentiment. We all need a little bit of encouragement every now and then and this little snowman is here to give us some.

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 used Echo Park Paper Co. – My Favorite Winter cardstock cut to the same size as the base card for the background. I attached this to the base using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug, a mixture of square dies from My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, I die cut cardstock from Scrapbook.com Neutrals Smooth Cardstock and also Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I applied double-sided tape to the back of the tan square and applied it directly to the background. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the back of the dark brown square and popped up onto the centre of the tan square.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock square and coloured it in with Copic markers. Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen was used to create the snow in the sky. Sakura Glaze – Black and Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen were used on the eyes of the snowman. I applied U-line douhble-sided tape to the back of the completed image and popped it up onto the centre of the dark brown square.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the sentiment onto Recollections – White cardstock and then die cut it out using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies. I inked around the edges using Copic – E59 marker to give it a dark brown border. I used my knife to remove the double border from the piece left behind and then traced the shape of the ribbon onto the remaining piece of Scrapbook.com Neutrals Smooth Cardstock. I cut this out with my cutter and scissors. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to both pieces and the completed sentiment was popped up onto the card below the main image to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Lasso Some Snow – TDG021 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Don’t Worry – FDG021 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Echo Park Paper Co. – My Favorite Winter (6″ x 6″), Scrapbook.com – Neutrals Smooth Cardstock (5.5″ x 4.25″), Recollections – White cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: B60, C9, C7, C5, C00, E49, YR18, YR16, YR12, Colorless Blender (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hats, Mitts and Scarf: B99, B977, B95

Coat: E51, E50, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31

Birds: E59, E37, E35

Fence: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Wheel and Rope: E77, E74, E47, E44, E43, Y35, YR31

Sky: B04, B02, B01, B00

Snow: B000, B60, C00, Colorless Blender, 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.

Good Times!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Bird Song – TDG016  for the main image and Good Times – FDG014 for the sentiment. These little birdie friends know how to whistle a tune. Unfortunately, I myself never mastered how to whistle! I’ve tried over the years, but just can’t seem to do it. 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 used Scrapbook.com – Brights Smooth Cardstock for the background paper. This paper is great because it’s already cut to size which makes it so easy. I applied it to the base using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and Your Next Die – Stitched Frame Snowfall Hill die set, I die cut the centre piece from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the frame from Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock and the sentiment onto Recollections – White cardstock. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then added some Stickles – Diamond and Stickles – Waterfall to the parts of the snow to make it sparkly. Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen was used to create the snow in the sky. To make the eyes stand out a little more, I used Sakura Glaze – Black and then added a white dot using Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen. Once the stickles were dry, I turned the coloured image and frame over and taped them together on the back with some Scotch tape to keep the 2 pieces together. U-line double-sided tape was then applied and I turned it over again and popped it up onto the card. The sentiment was die cut using my Cuttlebug and Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider. I inked around the edges with Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint pen, added U-Line double-sided tape to the top half of the sentiment and added it on top of the image. Lastly I added some YNS Gumdrops – White Sugar and Sparkle to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bird Song – TDG016 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Good Times – FDG014 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Scrapbook.com – Brights Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″), Recollections – White, Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold

Die Cuts: Your Next Die – Stitched Frame Snowfall Hill, Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black, Stickles – Diamond, Stickles – Waterfall, Cuttlebug, YNS Gumdrops – White Sugar and Sparkle

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bird1 and Scarf: R59, R39, R37, R35, R29, R27, BG09, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Bird2 and Scarf: Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, Y02, Y00, BG72, BG57, BG49, BG32, BG11, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Bird3 and Scarf: R56, R46, R37, R24, R22, C9, C7, C5, G16, G14, YG23, YG03

Beaks and Claws: YR18, YR14, YR12, Y19, Y08

Pine Needles: G29

Sky: B05, B04, B02, B01, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Snow: C1, Stickles – Diamond, Stickles – Waterfall

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.

Grocery Gnomes!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Grocery Gnome – Boy and Grocery Gnome – Girl from the new December release. I love these images as they are great for creating a card for our unspoken heroes who serve us everyday at the grocery stores.

I created the base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut the paper to the size of 5.5″ x 8.5″. Then I scored each side at 2-1/8″ each and folded them towards the centre. I die cut Photo-Play Autumn Greetings – Fruit Baskets paper using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. This die cuts the paper to exactly 5.5″ x 4.25″. I then cut this piece into 2 using my cutter to create 2 equal pieces of 2-1/8″. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint was used to ink around the edges of the 2 pieces. I applied these directly to the 2 front panels using liquid glue. I wanted to be able to keep the fronts closed, so I used my Cuttlebug and Pink Fresh Dies – Slim Stripes to die cut some green cardstock. I applied 1 longer piece to the left side at the top, 1 long piece to the bottom on the right side using liquid glue. Then I added a stripe on the remaining sides top and bottom with liquid glue to the length of 2-1/8″. On the inside of the card, I applied some 1/8″ tape to a small piece of the green stripes, cut at .5″ x .5″. This allows the longer flaps to slide into them to keep the card closed.

I imported the images and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The images were coloured in with Copic markers and then fussy cut with scissors. U-Line double sided tape was applied to the backs of the images and they were popped up onto the card. Finally to finish it off, I applied small embellishments from Dress My Craft – Fruit Salad Slices with liquid glue across the top of the card.

The sentiment was die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and my Cuttlebug. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint was used to ink around the edges and double-sided tape was used to adhere it to the inside of the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Grocery Gnome – Boy – KLM Digital Designs, Grocery Gnome – Girl – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Photo-Play Autumn Greetings – Fruit Baskets (12″ x 12″), Green Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, Pink Fresh Dies – Slim Stripes

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Dress My Craft – Fruit Salad Slices, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Hats: R59, R39, R37, R35

Shirts B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Shoes: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1

Aprons: G99, G94, G85

Bags: E35, E34, E31

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Owl Always Be Here!!


Come and check us out on Passionate Paper Creations & Friends FB group
as we are currently sponsoring KLM Designs for the month of December.

If you are a member of Passionate Paper Creations & Friends FB group
you can go to the top of the page and get a shopping discount.
Not a Member? Come Join! https://bit.ly/2VwG9iz.

We are a fun loving group with a lot of inspiration.

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Thank you KLM Designs for sponsoring us. Today, I’m sharing a card I made using a combination of KLM Designs –  Owl and Sentiments and RoadSign Gnome. I really love your adorable images and working with them.

To make this card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used to die cut the image and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers were used to cut the black frame. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. Then I printed out the images again and fussy cut them to create masks. I applied them over top of the coloured images and applied the clouds in the background using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and cloud stencils I had created from Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01).  The base was created with Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock cut and folded to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I attached the black cardstock and completed image to the base using double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Owl and Sentiments – KLM Digital Designs, RoadSign Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Shirt: E89, E87, E84

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E43, E42, E41, E27, E25, E23

Hat: R46, R14, R08

Post: E37, E35, E33, E30

Owl: E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, YR24, Y26, Y38, Y35, Y32, Y23, C9, C7, C5, C4, C3, W0, W00

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

 

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.

Dreams!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs –  Alexbay Lighthouse from the new October release. This image also comes with 2 more sayings: “Today is all about you” and “Happy Anniversary”.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used to die cut the image. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and the clouds were created with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and stencils that I created using Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Dies. Double-sided tape was used to attach it to the base card of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock cut and folded to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Alexbay Lighthouse – KLM Digital Designs

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

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

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

Miscellaneous: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Lighthouse: R59, R37, R35, C1, C0, Y02, Y00, Y000

Building: R59, R37, R35, C3, C2, C1, C0, E17, E15, E13

Steps: C5, C3, C1

Rocks : E74, E71, E70, W5, W3, W1

Water: BG10, BG02, BG01, BG000, B02, B01, B00, B000

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

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Confirmation!!


Sharing a CAS card I made today using KLM Digital Designs –  Confirmation Cross from the new October release. This stamp also comes with 2 other sayings, “For Your Confirmation” and “Confirmation”.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Rectangle Die Set, I die cut the image and sentiment. The image was coloured in with Copic markers.  Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock was used for the base, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. Using 3M double-sided tape, I adhered the die cut to the base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and sentiment:  Confirmation Cross – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Rectangle Die Set

Miscellaneous: 3M – 2 sided tape, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cross: E49, E27, E25, E23

Flame: R24, YR16, YR14, YR12, Y08

Dove: B60, C00, Colourless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Moo-Chas Grass-ius!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs –  Udderly Fun from the new September release. This stamp also comes with 2 other fun sayings, “Have a moo-tiful day” and “Your Moo-velous!”

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers, I die cut the image and then coloured it in with Copic markers leaving a thin white border from the dotted line. Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, I die cut black cardstock to create a border for the image and put them together using double-sided tape. The larger dies from this same set were used to die cut the background from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm paper.

I die-cut the sentiment using Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set. Then, I traced around the outer edge of the die with a coloured pencil onto black cardstock so that I could see the lines. I used my cutter and scissors to create a smaller outer border for the sentiment.

For the base card, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and cut it and scored it to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. Using double-sided tape, I adhered the patterned paper directly to the base and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot. The sentiment was added to the black cardstock die cut using double-sided tape. I added some 3M – 2 sided tape to the backs of the image and sentiment and they were both popped up on top of the base to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and sentiment:  Udderly Fun – KLM Digital Designs

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm – 6″ x 6″ paper pad

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

Miscellaneous: 3M – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cow: E95, E93, E42, E41, E40, E34, E33, E31, R02, R00, C8, C6, C4, C1, C0, C00

Bonnet: V17, V15, V12

Flowers and Leaves: YG17, YG03, Y38, Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13, E18, E15

Grass: G14, YG23, YG11

Sky and Clouds: B60, B01, B00, B000, B0000, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Congrats! You Did It!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs –  Thumbs Up Gnome from the new September release. This gnome is great for so many different cards! I just love him!

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card.  The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then fussy cut around with a thin white border. I cut the sentiment with my cutter and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush.

For the base card, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and cut it and scored it to be 5.5″ x 5.25″. I taped around the edges with painters tape and then used multiple Tim Holtz Distress Inks listed below and Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes to create the background. Once I was satisfied, I removed the tape. I die cut Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock using my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Confetti Panel Die. I added some 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the panel and popped it on top of the background. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was added to the backs of the image and sentiment and they were both popped up on top of the panel die cut. Lastly, I added in some Kraftin’ Kimmie – Polar Dots to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and sentiment:  Thumbs Up Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Mustard Seed, Picked Rasberry and Peacock Feathers

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

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Confetti Panel Die – YNSD770

Miscellaneous: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Polar Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin and Mouth: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E45, E43, E41

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Shirt and Hat: B09, BG05, BG02, BG01

Shoes: E27, E25, E23

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Good Things To Come!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Jumping Gnome for the main image and Thumbs Up Gnome for the sentiment from the new September release.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die-cut the image using Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I printed out the black and white image again onto regular photocopy paper and used by Brother Scan and Cut to die cut the image to use as a mask. I created the grass background and then attached the mask to the coloured image. A combination of Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01) which I created stencils from and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass were used to create the clouds in the sky. I accidentally used too much ink for the one cloud, so I decided to cover it up by creating a few trees in the background.

For the base card, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and cut it and scored it to be 5.5″ x 5.5″.  Using double-sided tape, I attached the coloured image to some black cardstock and then used my trimmer to create a small border. I then added double-sided tape to the back of the black cardstock and adhered it directly to the base to finish off my card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and sentiment: Jumping Gnome – KLM Digital Designs, Thumbs Up Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

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

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

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01), Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B

Miscellaneous: Brother Scan and Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin and Mouth: E21, E11, E00, E000, R26, R24

Beard: E47, E45, E43

Jeans and Hat: B26, B23, B21

Shirt: E89, E87, E84

Shoes: E27, E25, E23

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Trees: YG67, YG63, R25

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

1st Communion!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Communion Cross from the new August release. This image comes with 3 sentiments. I’ve used 1 on my card, but you also have the choice of  “First Communion” and “On Your First Holy Communion”. This would be great image and sentiment to give to either your child or a friend’s child celebrating this blessed sacrament.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut the image and frame using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers dies. I coloured in the the image with Copic markers and then placed Kraftin’ Kimmie – Starburst stencil over top and taped off the area that I wanted to use. Using Copic Y04, I coloured in the darker rays using the stencil as a guide. The tape was carefully removed from the top and sides of the stencil. The tape was placed back down at the top before removing the tape from the bottom of the stencil. After removing the stencil completely, the tape was placed back down on the 2 sides and bottom where the darker rays ended. Using the darker rays as a guide, I coloured in the lighter rays using Copic Y00 marker. All of the tape was removed at this point which left a nice thin white border around it.

Using the same dies again, I die-cut Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold to use for my background.

The card was now ready to assemble. Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. was used to create the card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. The gold background was added directly to the base using double-sided tape. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was added to the back of the image to pop it up and it was placed directly over the gold background.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and sentiment: Communion Cross – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Starburst

Miscellaneous:  3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cross: B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Grapes, Vines and Leaves: V09, V06, V04, V01, YG25, YG17, YG03, YG01

Starburst: Y04, Y00

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Masked Gnome Thank-you!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Mask Gnome from the July release. This image comes with 3 sentiments. I’ve used 1 on my card, but you also have the choice of  “Hang In There!” and “Funny You Should Mask!”. This would be a perfect card to give to any of your friends, family or any of the professionals out there who risk their lives for us everyday.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut it to the size of 5.25″ x 4.25″ using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers dies. The edges were then inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and applied directly to the card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ Craft Smart cardstock using double-sided tape. To complete my card, I added some Kraftin’ Kimmie – Dazzling Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and sentiment: Mask Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Craft Smart – Card and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″)

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Miscellaneous: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Dazzling Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E40

Hat and Shirt: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Belt: E100, C9, C7, C5, E15, Y38, Y17, Y08

Mask: C9, C7, C5

Shadow: C2, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

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Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Sending Big Hugs!!


Today, I’m sharing a card using this super adorable image from Dreamerland Crafts stamps called My True Love – D18018. Great big in person hugs or even virtual hugs are always nice to give to give to someone or something that you love.

Here is a close-up of the featured image.

 

To make this card I used a base card of 8-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ using Aqua cardstock. I die cut Crafts – Foil Designer Paper – 02-3080678 using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Slim Stitched Rectangle Die Set. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, I inked all around the edges of the card and die cut. Then I inked the front of the die cut with Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, and Speckled Egg using Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness was applied last at the bottom of the panel to represent grass. I applied 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the die cut and added it to the base card.

Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured it in with Copic markers. The coloured image was fussy cut out and a black marker was used to go around all of the edges. This was then applied directly to the patterned paper using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

To create the “Sending Big Hugs” sentiment, I first took an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of black cardstock and cut it at the 4.25″ mark. Then I ran both pieces through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I find this makes it much simpler than trying to add glue to each piece. Once this was done, using my Cuttlebug, I die cut the black cardstock using Lawn Fawn – “Sending Big Hugs” die 6 times. Then I did it 1 more time using Forever In Time – Glam Glitter Cardstock – Ombre Pastel after I had run it through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I cut around the word “Big” to make it stand out.

I peeled off the sticker from the back of each of them and applied each layer on top of each other to create an embossed image. Then I added the sparkly “Big” as a last layer. I applied this to the patterned paper at the top of the card. Lastly, If felt something was missing, so I added some Stickles – Aqua all around the edges of the large rectangle die cut.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: My True Love – D18018 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness, Tim Holtz – Speckled Egg

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crafts – Foil Designer Paper – 02-3080678 (12″ x 12″), Aqua – Cardstock, Forever In Time – Glam Glitter Cardstock – Ombre Pastel

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Slim Stitched Rectangle, Lawn Fawn – Giant Sending Big Hugs

Stickles: Aqua

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Xyron Create a Sticker, Couture Creations – Go Power, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23

Dress: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Bears:  E57, E53, E51, E50, E33, E31, E30, E27, E25, E23, E21

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts and Pointer Scrapbooking on the Facebook Fan pages from the rest of our design team.

It Will Be Oak-ay!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Fall Oak Gnome from the July release. This image comes with 3 sentiments. I’ve used 1 on my card, but you also have the choice of  “Oak-ey Dokey” and “Hope You are Oak-ky”. I love the sentiment that I chose for this card because you could use it for so many different occasions. It could be used as a  “Get Well” card, an “inspirational card” for someone about to write a big exam or a “Just Because” card.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut it to the size of 5.5″ x 4.5″ using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers dies. I inked around the brown layer with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs and around the patterned paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and attached directly to the brown layer. The largest die cut which was cut from Your Next Stamp – Fabulous Fall patterned paper was applied directly to the card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock using double-sided tape. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was applied to the back of the brown rectangle and adhered directly to the patterened paper. To complete my card, I added a little squirrel button from Dress It Up – Backyard Buddies using double-sided tape and glue.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Fall Oak Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Your Next Stamp – Fabulous Fall – 6″ x 6″, Brown Cardstock

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

Miscellaneous: Dress It Up – Backyard Buddies, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, 40

Shirt: E89, E87, E84

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E55, E53, E51, E27, E25, E23, E21

Hat: E99, E97, E55, E53, E51

Acorn Cup and Oak Leaf: E97, E95, E15

Shadow: C2, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Cup O’ Gnome!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Cup O’ Gnome from the July release. This image comes with multiple sentiments. I’ve used 2 on my card, but you also have the choice of  “You’re A Sweet-Tea” and “Sending A Bit of Happiness”. To me there is nothing like a nice cup of tea either during the day or right after supper at night. My cupboard is full of multiple varieties of herbal teas.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut it to the size of 5.5″ x 4.5″ using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and double-sided tape was applied to the back of the image and adhered to a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock. To complete my card, I added some Kraftin Kimmie Krafty Dots – Pastel and Dazzling and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Cup O’ Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

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

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Miscellaneous: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Pastel Dots, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Dazzling Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E43

Clothing: BV17, BV13, BV11

Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Tea Cup: Y23, Y19, Y11, YG05, YG03, BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Spoon: C5, C3, C1

Shadow: C2, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Hugs!!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called True Friendship – D18020 for the main image and sentiment. It’s always great to see our friends and give them a big hug. Now, it’s wonderful that more and more of my family and friends are getting their 2nd Covid shots, so we will all be able to hug each other again when we see each other. Have you given someone a hug today?

To make this card I used a base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I die cut the aqua and pink layers using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Rectangle Die Set. I trimmed off the loops and line pattern to create a slim border out of the pink cardstock. I applied liquid glue on the the back of the aqua design and adhered it directly to the base card. Next, I applied some double-sided foam tape to the back of the pink rectangle and placed it on  top of the aqua die cut.

For the main image, I first die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. Next, using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the main image onto this and coloured it in with Copic markers. I stamped a second image onto regular copy paper and fussy cut around the image by hand to create a mask. This I placed over top of the coloured image of the 2 little girls. I was able to create the cloudy sky using the stencil from Heffy Doodle – Cloudy Skies, a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China and a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush. The grass base was created with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Lawn Fawn – Slimline Grassy Hillside Stencils and a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush. Then, I removed the mask and added in a little more texture to the grass using the Copics listed below.

To create the “Hugs” sentiment, I first ran some black cardstock through my Xyron Create a Sticker. Then using the die-cut from Sugar Script – Hugs, I cut it out 4 times to create a raised image. Since, I had already made stickers out of them, it was easy to peel off the backing and layer them on top of each other. I layered the first 3 and then on the last layer, I first applied Stickles – Black Diamond to it and set it aside to dry. Once, it was dry, I added it as the top layer. I just loved how it had that added sparkle. LOL!

To complete my card, I applied some liquid glue to the back of the coloured image and then adhered it directly to the pink layer. I peeled the backing off of my bottom layer of “Hugs” and applied it directly to the coloured image.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: True Friendship – D18020 – Dreamerland Crafts

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodebug – Spring Solid Assortment (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Rectangle Die Set, Sugar Script – Hugs

Stencil: Heffy Doodle – Cloudy Skies, Lawn Fawn – Slimline Grassy Hillside Stencils

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Xyron Create a Sticker, Couture Creations – Go Power

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40, E15, Y38, Y21

Dress1: YG03, YG01, R14, R13, R11

Dress2:  RV02, BG72, BG57, BG13, BG11

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts and Pointer Scrapbooking on the Facebook Fan pages from the rest of our design team.

Butterflies!!


Sharing a few cards I made today using Butterfly Whimsy – 2010 Elusive Images Stamp and a mixture of Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks and Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink. I thought it would be fun to play with this technique. I used a little too much of the Alcohol inks and therefore I embossed the colourful card with Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder.


To make my cards, I first started out with some Yupo paper, the alcohol inks listed below, a blending tool and some blending solution. I kept adding colour and daubing the paper until I was satisfied with the background. I arranged the stamps in my MISTI and then applied some Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift-Ink to the stamps and stamped it onto the coloured Yupo paper. I removed this and then immediately placed my Hammermill paper which was cut to the same size of 5.5″ x 4.25″ into the MISTI in the same position and pressed down with the same stamps. This gave me my second card.

I added some purple spatters to the second card and then die cut both cards using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers and then placed it onto The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours 4.25″ x 5.5″ using double-sided tape. To finish off the card, I used some Kraftin’ Kimmie Festive Dots.

To finish off the first card, I used a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint was used to ink around the edges of the base card and then I applied double-sided tape to the back of the Yupo paper and applied it directly to the base.

Here are the 2 finished cards, side by side.

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiment: Butterfly Whimsy – 2010 Elusive Images

Inks: Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift, VersaMark

Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Wild Plum, Purple Twilight, Raspberry, Sunset Orange, Sail Boat Blue, Stream, Blending Solution

Paper: Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Yupo® Cardstock, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours 4.25″ x 5.5″

Embossing Powder: Ranger Super Fine Gold

Dies: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Miscellaneous: Kraftin’ Kimmie Festive Dots, Cuttlebug, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

 Hope you like it and have a great week!