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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!