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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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Not Tadpoles Anymore!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Frogotful Frog from the new September 2022 release. This image also comes with 3 more sentiments, “Have I Toad you lately that I love you?”, “Sorry, I Frogot!” and “Toadily Happy”. As we get older, we need to keep a sense of humour about aging! I couldn’t resist the sentiment that came with this adorable image, as it is so true. LOL!

 

The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I drew a big rock onto the same paper and then coloured both images in and fussy cut around them.

Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock was used to create a 5″ x 5″ card base. Stampin’ UP! – Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper was cut to be the same size and applied to the base using double-sided tape. Bo Bunny – Willow & Sage was cut to the size of 5″ x 1.5″ and then inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Saltwater Taffy. This was applied to the base background with double-sided tape as well. Once again, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Saltwater Taffy and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edges of the card.

U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the rock and the frog. A double layer of the tape was added to the top half of the frog and then both images were popped up onto the card base. The sentiment was put through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then fussy cut. The pieces were adhered to Recollections – Black cardstock. I fussy cut around the sentiment pieces again and applied U-Line double-sided tape to them and popped them up onto the lower half of the card. Using Anna Griffin Empress Mini die-cutting Machine, Lawn Fawn – Stitched Pond Frame and some small scraps of paper, the cat-tails were created. The pieces were put through the Xyron Create a Sticker and adhered to the card behind the rock.

Lastly, to finish off the card, some embellishments were added using Doodlebug Design Inc. – Sprinkles Spring Assortment pop dots and the little frog from Dress It UP – Wild and Wacky.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Frogotful Frog – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Saltwater Taffy

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Bo Bunny – Willow & Sage (6″ x 8″), Stampin’ UP! – Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (12″ x 12″), Recollections – Black cardstock

Dies: Lawn Fawn – Stitched Pond Frame (LF2068)

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Sprinkles Spring Assortment, Dress It UP – Wild and Wacky, Xyron Create a Sticker, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Frog: BG99, G19, G17, G14, YG17, YG06, YG03, YG00, E81, C1, C0, T9 (Eyes: G19, G16, YG03, Y38, C1, C00, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen)

Rock: W8, W6, W4, W3

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.

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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.

Sparkle & Cheer!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas slim-line card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Christmas Gofer – TDG003 for the image and Sparkle & Cheer – LDG001 for the sentiment. This little gofer is all set to start decorating his tree for Christmas. With all of this heat right now, snow is sounding pretty good to cool off a bit. 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″ x 8″. I cut the background to be the same size using Creative Memories – Glacier paper and adhered it to the base card using double-sided tape. I die cut Recollections – White Cardstock and Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Glittering Snowflakes cardstock using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax dies. I stamped the sentiment onto the white cardstock using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. Using my die cutting machine again and Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I stamped the image onto it using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI.

The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then I added snow to the sky using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. For the hat trim and pop-pom, I added Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and heated it with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to puff up the liquid. I put a little bit of Stickles – Diamond onto my finger and dabbed it across the trim and pom-pom to give them an extra bit of sparkle. Lastly, I added some Stickles – Diamond to the snow. When the Stickles was all dry, I adhered the image to Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Glittering Snowflakes cardstock with double-sided tape and some glue. Using my cutter, I cut a slim border around the image. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Creative Station and adhered it to the larger die cut. U-line double-sided tape was added behind the 2 pieces and they were both popped up onto the card. Lastly, to finish the card off, I added a few YNS Gumdrops – White Sugar and Sparkle to both sides of the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Christmas Gofer – TDG003 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sparkle & Cheer – LDG001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Creative Memories – Glacier Paper Pack 12″ x 12″, Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Glittering Snowflakes, Recollections – White Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax – MFT-1268, Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, U-Line double-sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Stickles – Diamond, YNS Gumdrops – White Sugar and Sparkle, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gofer: E49, E47, E27, E25, E23, E21, R30, R20

Hat and Scarf: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, C2, C1, C00, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Stickles – Diamond

Baubles: R59, R37, R35, YG17, YG09, YG07, YG05, C3, C2, C0

Snow: B60, B00, Stickles – Diamond

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91

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.

I Smell Birthday Cake!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Ribbiting Frog from the new July 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Sometimes you have to kiss a frog to find a Prince!” and “I find you Ribbiting“.

I 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 Layers, I die cut the image frame and then coloured in the image with Copic markers. I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back pf the coloured image and it was popped up onto the base card. I added a piece of cake, YNS Gumdrops – Retro and YNS Gumdrops – Tropical Paradise as embellishments to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Ribbiting Frog – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Dies: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, YNS Gumdrops – Retro, YNS Gumdrops – Tropical Paradise

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Frog: BG99, G19, G17, G14, YG67, YG17, YG06, YG03, YG00, YG0000, E81, C1, C0, T9 (Eyes: Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen)

Shadow: B000, B0000

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.

Santa…I Tried!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Reindeer Games – S108 for the image and Santa…I Tried – FLL001 for the sentiment. It’s never too early to start making Christmas cards and I couldn’t resist this super fun image and sentiment paired together. It just makes me laugh and I hope it makes you laugh too! I don’t think the reindeer worked very hard, I think he just wanted Santa to pull the sleigh while he relaxed. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the background to be the same size using Stampin UP! – ‘Tis The Season paper and adhered it to the base card using double-sided tape. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness and a finger dauber, I inked around all of the edges of the card. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, I die cut Forever In Time – Texture Rouge paper. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to it and popped it up on top of the patterned paper. Using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock.

The image was stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto the die cut using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool. I coloured in the image and background with Copic Markers. I added in the puffy Santa trim and pop-pom using Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff. This was then heated with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to puff up the liquid. For the blue tints in the snow, I first coloured them in with Copic Marker – B60 and then using a Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear and Stampendous – Frozen Ice Tinsel Embossing Powder, I heat embossed the snow drifts. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI, Versamark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This again was heated with my heating tool. Then, I added in the snow in the sky with a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Lastly, I added Stickles – Diamond to add some more sparkle to the snow on the ground and Stickles – Holly all around the frame of the coloured image. I set this all aside to dry for a few hours and then applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up onto the red rectangle. To finish off the card, I added in 3 pop-dots from YNS Gumdrops – Milk and Cookies – Matte.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Reindeer Games – S108 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Santa…I Tried! – FFL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Stampin UP! – ‘Tis The Season (6″x6″), Forever In Time – Texture Rouge

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

Embossing Powders: Stampendous – Frozen Ice Tinsel Embossing Powder, Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, U-Line double-sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Stickles – Diamond, Stickles – Holly, YNS Gumdrops – Milk and Cookies – Matte

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair and Beard: C3, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Clothing: R59, R37, R35

Sleigh: R59, R37, R35, C5, C3, C1, E27, E25, E23

Mitts and Scarf: G29, G28, G24

Reindeer: E53, E51, E50, 37, E35, E34, E33, R30, R20

Hoofs and Boots: T9, T7, T5

Rope: Y19, Y17, Y15

Sky: B99, B79, B69, B29, B26, B24

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.

Better at the Beach!!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Beach Gnome – Girl from the new June 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Good times & tan lines” and “Girls just wanna have sun”.

I imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the image again onto regular copy paper. Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and my Cuttlebug, I die cut the image. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I fussy cut around the image printed out of regular copy paper to create a mask and applied it over top of the coloured image using repositionable tape. Using several Picket Fence – Blending Brushes and multiple Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores, I created the sand, water and clouds using Lawn Fawn – Ocean Waves Stencils, Lawn Fawn – Clippings – Slimline Hillside Stencils and Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil.

I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardsstock. U-Line – 2 sided tape was added to the back of the image and it was popped up onto the base card. To finish the card off, I added in a few seashells using 2 layers of U-Line – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Beach Gnome – Girl – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers, Broken China

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

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Stencils: Lawn Fawn – Ocean Waves Stencils, Lawn Fawn – Clippings – Slimline Hillside Stencils and Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Picket Fence – Blending Brushes

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Clothing, Hat and Sandals: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, B79, B69, B66

Towel, Flower, Pail: V12, V09, V06, V04

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.

Eat Cake!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Cupcake Hedgie – TDG035 for the image and Eat Cake – FDG026 for the sentiment. I think the expression on this little hedgie says it all! Birthdays should always be an excuse to eat some cake! 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 adhered Scrapbook.com – Brights Smooth Cardstock which was the same size as the base to the card using double-sided tape. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine die cutting machine, I die cut the cake background paper with Your Next Stamp Designer Pad – Birthday Boy and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch was then inked around all of the edges. I add some U-Line double-sided tape and popped it up onto the base card. Again, using my Empress die cutter, I die cut some golden yellow cardstock using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. I added some U-Line double sided tape and added it to the patterned background. Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies were used to die cut the smaller square out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Die was used to die cut the circle from some Red cardstock.

The image and sentiment were stamped onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic Markers. I added Stickles – Star Dust to the cupcake to make the layers sparkle. A 1.5″ Circle punch was used to cut out the sentiment. U-Line double sided tape was added to the backs of the image and sentiment. I popped up the image onto the smaller square and the sentiment onto the red circle. I added another layer of U-Line double sided tape to the right side of the red circle and a little bit of glue to the left side and popped it up over top of the main image. To finish off the card, I added on some YNS Gumdrops – Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops and YNS Gumdrops – Sugar Rush Sparkly Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Cupcake Hedgie – TDG035 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Eat Cake – FDG026 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Your Next Stamp Designer Pad – Birthday Boy (6″ x 6″), Scrapbook.com – Brights Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″)

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Stickles – Star Dust, YNS Gumdrops – Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops, YNS Gumdrops – Sugar Rush Sparkly Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Hedgehog: E53, E51, E50, E49, E44, E43, E42, E41, W4, R30, R20, R08, W4

Cupcake Wrapper: B29, B26, B24, B21

Cupcake: Y17, Y15, Y11, R46, R14, R08, G14, YG23, YG11, B26, B24, B21

Cherry: R89, R59, R39, R21

Ground: E34, E33, E3

Check out our new re-release of some fun images for our “Let’s Celebrate Release”!

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.

Chi Chi’s Birthday Party!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Chi Chi’s Party – TDG037 for the image and Happy Birthday – FDG027. This is just one of the new re-releases from our “Let’s Celebrate” previously retired stamps at High Hopes Rubber Stamps during the month of June. You should pop on over and take a peek at the other new re-releases too.

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 Paper Pizazz – Hearts, Coils, Stars designer paper to be the same size as the base and adhered it with double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire was used to ink around all of the edges of the card. Using the Anna Griffin Empress Mini, I die-cut the rectangle using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. The image and sentiment were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and I coloured in the image and the small balloon on the sentiment with Copic Markers. I added Wink of Stella – Clear to the yellow on the cupcake, hat and ribbons to make them sparkle. U-Line double sided tape was added to the backs of the image and sentiment and they were both popped up onto the patterned base card. Lastly, to finish the card off, I popped a red balloon over top of the balloon on the main image and then an additional 2 balloons for embellishments using Creative Impressions – Metallic Balloon Brads using 2 layers of U-Line double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Chi Chi’s Party – TDG037 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Birthday – FDG027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

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

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Creative Impressions – Metallic Balloon Brads – Item 90613, Wink of Stella – Clear

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Chi Chi and Bear: E49, E47, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R20, R08

Presents: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, R46, R24, R08, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00

Hat: R46, R24, R08, BG57, BG32

Cupcake: BG57, BG32, Y35, Y15, Y06, R08

Balloon: R46, R24, R08

Background: B39, B37, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, YG13, Y35, Y15, Y06, R46, R24, R08

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made belated birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Henriettas Backside – Q035 for the image and Sorry I’m – FLL031 for the sentiment. Like Henrietta, I get so busy sometimes, that I forget to send out my birthday cards on time.  This little chickie has now given me an excuse for being late. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. I cut Echo Park Paper Co. – It’s Your Birthday – 6″ x 6″ paper to be the same size as the base and adhered it with double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug, I die cut some golden yellow cardstock using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the square and popped it up onto the centre of the card. Using my Cuttlebug again, I die cut Forever In Time – Texture Rouge cardstock with Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies. I added some U-Line double-sided tape and popped this up into the centre of the last square. Lastly, using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, I die cut the patterned paper using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. Once again, I added U-Line double-sided tape and popped up the square into the centre of the previous one.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I fussy cut around the image and ran it through my Xyron Creative Station to create a sticker. I attached this to Scrapbook.com – Playful Smooth Cardstock and then fussy cut around again leaving a small border. Using my Copic markers E25 ad E23, I added some colour under the feet. With my Empress machine again and Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes die, I die cut the sentiment. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Wild Honey was used to ink around the edges. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the image and sentiment and popped them up onto the Jean patterned paper to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Henriettas Backside – Q035 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sorry I’m – FLL031 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Wild Honey

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Echo Park Paper Co. – It’s Your Birthday – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Forever In Time – Texture Rouge, Scrapbook.com – Playful Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″), Yellow Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes, Xyron Creative Station

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Hen: E97, E47, E37, E09, YR27, YR23, R08

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Also entered into #Farmquest Challenge Blog #4.  “https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/fqcb-theme-4-poultry-and-wire-or-metal.html”.

Coffee!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Drive Thru – TLF026 for the image and Nothing Begins – FLL021 for the sentiment. I don’t drink coffee, but I know a lot of people who can’t start the day without one! Are you a coffee drinker or a tea drinker like me?

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″. To create my background, I started with Creative Memories – Hot Fudge paper cut to the same size as the base card. I adhered this directly to the base. From the same paper, I also made several more cuts. 5.5″ x 2-5/8″, 5.5″ x 1-1/16th” and using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut a rectangle the size of 4.75″ x 3.5″. With multiple papers from Your Next Stamp – The Perfect Blend, I cut them to the sizes of 5.5″ x 4-1/8″, 5.5″ x 2.5″ and 5.5″ x 7/8″. I inked around all of the edges of the patterned papers with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso.

Using double-sided tape, I layered the papers and centered them onto the card in the following order. Coffee beans, Fudge cardstock, coffee stains, Fudge cardstock and lastly the coffee cups. Once again, I inked around all of the outside edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso ink. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the large Fudge cardstock rectangle with an additional smaller layer on the top and bottom and popped it up in the centre of the card.

Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers once again, I die cut a rectangle out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the size of 4.25″ x 3″. The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I added in a lot of extra bricks to the image to create a solid brick wall. Using my Empress machine again and My Creative Time – Little Gift Tags, I die cut the sentiment. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso was used to ink around the edges. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the back of it and popped it up onto the coloured image. Lastly to finish off the card, I added a little pop dot from Gina Marie Designs.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Drive Thru – TLF026 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Nothing Begins – FLL021 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Creative Memories – Hot Fudge (12″ x 12″), Your Next Stamp – The Perfect Blend (6″ x 6″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Little Gift Tags (Retired)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gnomes: E47, E44, E43, E41, E27, E25, E23, E15, E21, E11, E08, E00, E000, YR18, YR14, B26, B23, B21

Car: R59, R39, R37, R35, C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, B000, Y00, N9, N7, N5

Road: W8, W6, W4

Wall: C2, C1, E97, E19, E08

Window and Signs: T5, T3, T1, T0, Y00, Y000

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.

Hedgies Happy Birthday!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Hedgie Stack – TDG027 for the image and Mini Sentiment Set #1 – HLL001 for the sentiment. These little hedgies are excited to wish someone special a very Happy Birthday!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 5.5″. I cut the Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold cardstock background paper to the size of 5.5″ x 5.5″ and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. AITOH Origami – Print Chiyogami – Butterflies paper was cut to the size of 5.25″ x 5.25″ and glued on top of the gold paper. Using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and PinkFresh Essentials: Folk Edge Squares, I die cut another square from Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I popped up the gold die cut onto the floral background using U-Line double-sided tape. I stamped the main image 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 Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen to create some more texture in the fur by just dabbing it everywhere. I’m hoping that it looks like little spikes at the end of their fur. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up onto the gold die-cut. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using a 3/4″ punch, I punched out the circle surrounding the sentiment. Then, using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, I die cut a slightly larger circle out of a scrap piece of gold paper from Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it directly to the gold circle. Using some U-Line double-sided tape, I popped it up onto the coloured image. Lastly, to complete my card, I added in some PinkFresh Studio – Essentials Jewel Mix and flowers gems from the Dollar Store.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Hedgie Stack – TDG027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Mini Sentiment Set #1 – HLL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

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

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Essentials: Folk Edge Squares, My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, PinkFresh Studio – Essentials Jewel Mix, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

HedgeHogs: T7, T5, T4, T3, E51, E50, R30, R22, R21, R20 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen), Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Leaves and Grass: G99, YG67, YG17, YG13, G21

Flowers: Y17, RV02, RV10, RV00

Tree and Limbs: E31, E27, E25, E23

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000

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.

Ellie & Friends!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Easter card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Ellie & Friends – TDG025 for the image and Happy Easter! – F096 for the sentiment. We are celebrating our new “Spring Fever Release” this month and who couldn’t love this adorable image!

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 flower cardstock from Echo Park – Welcome Easter at 6″ x 1.75″ and Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow paper to 6″ x 4.5″. I applied double-side tape and adhered both pieces directly to the base. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet ink was used to ink around all of the edges of the base card. Using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and my Cuttlebug, I die cut Momenta – Cardstock and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. 3M double-sided tape was applied to the back of this and it was popped up onto the base card.

Using PinkFresh Studios – Essentials: Blanket Stitched Square Die Set and my Cuttlebug, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I stamped the main image onto this die cut and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers and then U-Line double-side tape was applied to the back of it. This was popped up over top of the yellow square.

I fussy cut around the sentiment and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet. I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it to the Momenta – Cardstock and fussy cut around it again. I applied Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips to the back of the sentiment layers and added it to the bottom right of the card. Lastly, I added in 3 DoodleBug Design Inc. – Sprinkles Spring Assortment to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Ellie & Friends – TDG025 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Easter! – F096 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow – 6″ x 6″, Echo Park – Welcome Easter (6″ x 6″), Momenta – Cardstock, AC Cardstock – White

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, PinkFresh Studios – Essentials: Blanket Stitched Square Die Set

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, 3M double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, DoodleBug Design Inc. – Sprinkles Spring Assortment, Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: C5, C3, C2, C1, R30, R20

Chicks: E53, E50, E15, YR31, YR18, YR14, Y21, Y08, Y14, Y08

Flowers, Stems and Leaves: V09, V06, V04, V01, Y17, Y13, G85, G43

Eggs: Y17, Y13, Y04. BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, V17, V15, V12, B04, B02, B01, RV66, RV55, RV13, RV11, RV10

Sky: B60, B02, B01, B00, B000, C1, Colorless Blender

Grass: G14, YG23, YG11, YG03, YG01

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.

Gone Fishing!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fishing Shack – TLF038  for the image and Happy Birthday Script – FDG028  for the sentiment. I hope you have enjoyed all of the wonderful new stamps from our New Spring Release called “This and That” this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps. I know I have. This fishing shack is a wonderful image for all of those loved one’s in your life who love fishing and would be perfect for a Father’s Day card too!

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 fish cardstock from Photo-Play – Camp Happy Bear at 5.5″ x 1.25″ and Stampin’ UP! Wood Textures paper to 5.5″ x 3.25″. I wanted to keep both of these piece completely flat on the base so I ran both pieces through my Xyron Creative Station and adhered both pieces to the base card, starting with the fishing pattern. I die cut some dark chocolate cardstock to the size of 4.25″ x 3.25″ using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and popped it up onto the base using U-Line double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug again and this time, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers at the size of 4.25″ x 3″, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I stamped the main image onto this die cut and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers and then double-side tape was applied to the back of it. This was  attached to the card over top of the larger rectangle. I fussy cut around the sentiment and ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I applied it to the dark chocolate card stock and fussy cut around it again. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the bottom half of the sentiment and liquid glue to the top portion. This was then adhered to the bottom of the card. I added in 3 little fishes from Buttons Galore & More – Sprinkletz Fish Tank to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Fishing Shack – TLF038 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Birthday Script – FDG028 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Photo-Play – Camp Happy Bear (6″ x 6″),Stampin’ UP! Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm), Dark Chocolate cardstock

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Xyron Creative Station, Buttons Galore & More – Sprinkletz Fish Tank (NK138)

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Fishing Hut: E79, E49, E47, E44, E43, E31, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21, T5, T3, T2, T1, B000

Stones: E47, E44, E43, E42

Pathway, Rod and Reel: E37, E35, E33, E31, C3, C1

Net: C3, C2, C1, R49, R14

Pail: C3, C1, R46, R14, R08, B16, B12

Large Fish: YG17, YG01, RO2, G28

Sign: YG17, YG11, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Grass: YG63, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

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.

Rain or Shine!


Sharing a card I made today using Penny Black Stamps – Rain or Shine. My husband and I always celebrate the first day that we started going out together and also our wedding anniversary each year. Yesterday, marked 36 wonderful years together. We had bears on the top of our wedding cake, so I thought it would be great to make him a card with bears to celebrate our special day.

To make my card, I started out with Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock to create a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and my Cuttlebug, I die cut a small rectangle into the front of the card. For the raindrops, I first applied some Post-It tape down the centre of the card and then applied Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass with a Picket Fence – Blending Brush. I placed Kraftin’ Kimmie – Rainy Day Stencil over top of this blue section and this time I applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. I removed the stencil and the Post-it Note tape and covered the centre where the blue colour ended. Using a Picket Fence – Blending Brush and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade, I applied yellow to the entire right side of the card. Lastly, I placed Kraftin’ Kimmie – Starburst Stencil over top and using the same brush, I applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed. I die cut the word “Happy” using My Creative Time – Happy Everything Stamp Set and Recollections – Black cardstock. Lastly, using a sentiment from the same stamp set, I stamped and heat embossed the word “Anniversary” using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

Here is the inside of the card.

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I die cut it using Lawn Fawn – Zig Zag Square Stackables and coloured in the image with Copic markers. Using my MISTI again, I heat embossed the sentiment onto Recollections – Black cardstock using VersaMark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. Gina K. Designs – Master Layouts – #9 was used to die cut the sentiment. I applied glue to the back of the image and sentiment and attached them both to the inside of the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Rain or Shine (Penny Black Stamps) and Happy Everything Stamp Set (My Creative Time)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, VersaMark

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

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

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Zig Zag Square Stackables, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Happy Everything Stamp Set, Gina K. Designs – Master Layouts – #9

Stencils: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Rainy Day Stencil, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Starburst Stencil

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence – Blending Brushes

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bears: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, E27, E25, E23, E21 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black and Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen)

Umbrella: R46, R14, R12, R08, B26, B24, B23, B21, Y19, Y17, Y13, Y11, YR16, YR15, YR14, YR12, YG09, YG07, YG06, YG03, V04, V01, E49, E47, E44

Grass: YG23, YG17, YG03, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Hope you like it and have a great week!