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Birthday Party Girl!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Party Girl – TDG034 for the image and Open Happy Birthday – G039 for the sentiment. This little girl loves to dance and celebrate! She is ready for a really nice party to share her birthday with all of her friends.

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 cut out the background to the same size using Bubbly Girls – Party – Yvonne Creations cardstock. This was applied directly to base card with double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salvaged Patina was used to ink around all of the edges of the card.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in with Copic Markers. Using my scissors, I fussy cut around both the image and sentiment. For the sentiment, I used a black marker to go around the edges to hide the white. Using Copic markers, I tried to match the background as best as I could for the coloured image to blend in. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to all of the pieces and popped them up onto the base card. Lastly, to finish it off, I added in 3 gumdrops from YNS Gumdrops – Pretty Peacock Matte Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Party Girl – TDG034 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Open Happy Birthday – G039 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salvaged Patina

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Bubbly Girls – Party – Yvonne Creations (6″ x 6″)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, YNS Gumdrops – Pretty Peacock Matte Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R22, R21, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Dress, Bows, Socks and Lettering: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, RV17, RV14, RV11

Shoes: T10, T9, T7, T5, T3

Balloons: BV13, BV11, BV01, BV0000, G17, G14, G00, YG41

Background: YG0000, RV000, RV0000, G14, BG32, RV17, RV14, YG41

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.

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.

Mermaid and Friends!!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Mermaids & Friends Fran’s Clear Stamps & Cutting Dies Stampendous Set – CSD18.

To make this card I used a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut a piece of coral cardstock to the size of 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. I created my own background paper using Crayola chalk, water and American Crafts Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Foundations Paper cut to the size of 5.25″ x 4″. Once the paper was dry, I embossed the whole background with Emboss It – Clear ink and then added Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I heat embossed this with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I did this same technique with the paper that I used to cut out coral with my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and Elizabeth Craft Designs – Seaweed dies. For the main background, I added some sand to the bottom using Seth Apter – Baked Texture – Dirty Sand and my Ranger HEAT IT Craft Tool. This process takes a little longer, but it allows you to just sprinkle the embossing powder on top and then heat from the bottom first and then on top. I think this gave it a more natural look. Using U-Line double-sided tape, I added the chalk embossed background to the base card.

The images were stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the images using copic markers. For the pearl, I coloured it in using Cosmic Shimmer Opal Blaze Touch Tip – Turquoise Peach and then embossed it with Ranger – Holographic Embossing Powder and heat set it with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Clear – Wink of Stella was added over top of the bikini top and the fin to make them glitter. Unfortunately, you can’t see that in this photo. Once the images were coloured, I die cut the turtle and the mermaid using the dies that came with the stamp using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine.

My card was now ready to assemble. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the 2 images and all of the buttons. I removed the backs from the buttons earlier. I popped each of the characters and added a second layer of tape to the mermaid and then popped it up on the card as well. To finish it off, I added in some bubbles using Your Next Stamp Gumdrops – Crystal Clear And Sparkle Gumdrops. The crown was coloured in with Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Mermaids & Friends Fran’s Clear Stamps & Cutting Dies Stampendous Set – CSD18.

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Emboss It – Clear ink

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Foundations Paper 12″X12″ – Smooth White – 140lb, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: Mermaids & Friends Fran’s Clear Stamps & Cutting Dies Stampendous Set – CSD18, Elizabeth Craft Designs – Seaweed (1752)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, Ranger – Holographic, Seth Apter – Baked Texture – Dirty Sand

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Crayola Chalk, Water, Your Next Stamp Gumdrops – Crystal Clear And Sparkle Gumdrops, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold, Dress It Up – Ocean’s Alive, Cosmic Shimmer Opal Blaze Touch Tip – Turquoise Peach, Ranger HEAT IT Craft Tool, Clear – Wink of Stella, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, V09, V04, V01

Fintail: V000, BG32, BG10, BG01

Bikini Top: RV66, RV63, RV558

Turtle: E97, YG11, YG07, BG34

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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.