Tag Archive | Birthday

You’re How Old??


Sharing a CAS birthday card that I made today using KLM Digital DesignThinking Gnome from the new November 2022 release. This image comes with 2 other sentiments as well, “Just thinking of you” and “Thinking of you makes my day”. This little gnome is thinking really hard to figure out how old you are this year! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Echo Park – Happy Birthday paper was cut to the same size and adhered directly to the base using double-sided tape! The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image and then fussy cut around it. I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and placed it onto a small piece of Recollections – Black cardstock and fussy cut around it again. Using a Cuttlebug and dies from Sizzix Framelits – Banner Dies, I die cut the sentiment and a larger banner using Echo Park – Happy Birthday paper. With a blender brush, I inked over the sentiment die cut to give it a shade of green colour. With Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles and a finger dauber, I inked around the 2 banners and all around the card. The larger banner was adhered directly to the card using liquid glue. The image and sentiment were both popped up onto the card using U-Line double-sided tape. YNS Gumdrops – Tropical Paradise were added to the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Thinking Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Echo Park – Happy Birthday (6″ x 6″), Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelits – Banner Dies -561152

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, YNS Gumdrops – Tropical Paradise

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Shirt and Socks: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Hat and Boots: C7, BG78, BG75

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.

Have A Hoppy Day!!


Sharing a birthday card that I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Hang In There Frog from the new November 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Take a leap of faith” and “Hang in there”.

The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured the image in and then fussy cut around it. Using a black marker, I inked around the image.

Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock was used to create a 5″ x 4.25″ card base. Using multiple Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a blender brush, I created the background sky directly on the card base. The leafy border was die cut using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, a Cuttlebug and Lawn Fawn – Tropical Leaves Backdrop dies. With multiple Tim Holtz inks and a blender brush I inked over the die cut and some extra leaves from the same die set. Then with Copic markers, I made some of the leaves a little darker to give the background some contrast.

Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips were attached to the back of the large die cut. I applied some glue to the ends of the vine for the frog and attached them to the leaves. Once the glue was dry, I added more Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips to the back of the coloured image. Both pieces were now attached to the base card. I applied some glue to the individual leaves and applied them directly to the base card underneath the die cut. Lastly, I die cut the sentiment using a Cuttlebug and Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes die. I inked around the edges of the die cut with a black marker and then glued it to the tops of the leaves to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Hang In There Frog – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Saltwater Taffy, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Forest Moss, Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint

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

Dies: Lawn Fawn – Tropical Leaves Backdrop, Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes

Miscellaneous: Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips, Blender Brushes

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Frog: YG17, YG06, YG03, YG00, E81, C1, C0, Black (Eyes: G19, G16, YG03, Y38, C1, C00, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Leaves: G19, G16, G03

Vine: G99, YG67, YG63, YG61

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.

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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.

The Best Dirt!


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

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Jeans: B26, B23, B21, E31

Hard Hat: Y17, Y15, Y08

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

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

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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

Gnome Stack


Sharing a slimline CAS card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Gnome Stack from the new September 2022 release. This image comes with 2 other sentiments as well, “Thanks for your support” and “I love Hanging with my Gnomies”. This image could be used for Thank You cards, Birthday cards or even Inspirational cards.

To make my card this week, I started with a 8″ x 3.5″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I cut the paper to be the same size as the base and coloured in the image. I applied double-sided tape and adhered the coloured image to the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Gnome Stack – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Miscellaneous: 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard 1: E47, E44, E43, E41

Beard 2: YR68, YR31, YR18, Y38

Beard 3: E37, E35, E34, E33, E31

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Boots: C9, C8,C7, C6, C4, C2, 100

Shirts 1 and 3: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Shirt 2: V17, V15, V12

Hats: R59, R39, R37

Ground: E47, E44, E43

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.

You’re O-Fish-Ally Awesome!


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

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Finnigan – P117 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

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

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

Embossing Powder: Seth Apter – Dirty Sand

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

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

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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

AHH – 60!!


Sharing a birthday card I made for a friend using Art ImpressionsAHH Set – A4671 and Rock On Laugh Lines – 5422. I was late getting this birthday card out to my friend as usual and this face says it all. LOL!

To make the card, I began with the base of 8.5″ x 7″ Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock, scored and folded to the size of 8.5″ x 3.5″. Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, the images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and coloured in with Copic Markers. Once the images were coloured, I fussy cut around them both. For the blouse, I stamped the image again onto DCWV – Pocket Blossom paper and paper-pierced it onto the image after I had run it through my Xyron Create a Sticker. For the image on the front page, a black marker was used to outline all of the edges.

For the front of the card, I die cut 3 balloons using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Concord & 9th – Pop-Up Par-Tay dies and Pergamano Parchment Paper – Rainbow Pastel and 1 balloon out of a spare piece of patterned paper to use for the inside of my card. The numbers were cut from Recollections – Black cardstock using my cutting machine and Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts – Henry’s 123s. To create the background, I used multiple Tim Holtz Distress inks listed below, multiple brushes and Lawn Fawn – Confetti Stencils to create the background on the base card front.  The sentiment was stamped with a MISTI, Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat the embossing powder. Then, I fussy cut around it.

The front of the card was now ready to assemble. I ran each of the numbers through my Xyron Create a Sticker and the balloons through my Xyron Creative Station. The numbers were then placed onto the balloons. I attached the first 2 balloons to the card and then drew in the strings with a black marker. I then added the last balloon and drew another string. A white pencil was used to create a bit of glow along the left side of the balloons. After attaching U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the sentiment and the image, I popped them up onto the front of the card.

Inside of the card: 

For the inside of the card, I used Rock On Laugh Lines – 5422 – Art Impressions, Dance It Out Set – 5278 – Art Impressions, Be Happy Laugh Lines – 5279 – Art Impressions for the sentiments. I cut out 3 sentiment bubbles using Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Spellbinders – Die D-Lites Conversation Bubble 3 Etched Dies out of white cardstock. I stamped each of sentiments using a MISTI, Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat the embossing powder. I ran each of the sentiment bubbles and my image through my Xyron Creative Station.

The inside of the card was now ready to assemble. I placed the 1 bubble sentiment at the top of the card and then using my image as a guide for placement, I attached the patterned balloon to the card first. The image was attached on top of it and then I added the bottom bubble sentiment. Lastly, I placed the final bubble sentiment to the card in between the other top 2 bubble sentiments to complete the card.

Thankfully, she loved her card and I hope you do too!

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: AHH Set – 4671 – Art Impressions, Rock On Laugh Lines – 5422 – Art Impressions, Dance It Out Set – 5278 – Art Impressions, Be Happy Laugh Lines – 5279 – Art Impressions

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Wilted Violet and Evergreen Bough, Saltwater Taffy, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., DCWV – Pocket Blossom – 12″X12″ (30.5cmx30.5cm), Pergamano Parchment Paper – Rainbow Pastel, Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts – Henry’s 123s, Concord & 9th – Pop-Up Par-Tay, Spellbinders – Die D-Lites Conversation Bubble 3 Etched Dies

Stencil: Lawn Fawn – Confetti Stencils (6″ x 6″)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Miscellaneous: Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Xyron Create a Sticker, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin and Lips: E21, E11, E00, E000, R89, R59, R39, R37, R30, R20

Hair: E08, YR18, YR16, YR12, B60, BV20, C1

Clothing – Lady1

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Blouse: Paper Pieced: DCWV – Pocket Blossom – 12″X12″ (30.5cmx30.5cm), YG67, YG61, Colorless Blender

Earings: YG67, YG63, YG61

Shoes: YT9, T7, T5

Clothing – Lady2

PJ’s: BV08, V17, V15, V12, V01

Slippers: V17, V15, V12, R30, R20, B60, BV20, Colorless Blender

Chair: E29, E27, E25, E23

Shadow: C3, C2, C1

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Cat & Mouse Party!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Cat & Mouse Party – TDG036 for the image and Dot Happy Birthday To You! – F065 for the sentiment. These animals are ready to party, are you?

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White paper cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, I die cut 3 squares out of Doodlebug Design Inc. – Fairy Tales, Recollections – Spring Inks paper and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I also used Doodlebug Design Inc. – Fairy Tales 6″ x 6″ paper for my main background. I applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry were both used to go around the edges of the die-cut paper. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the aqua coloured square and patterned paper and popped them both up onto the background.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I die cut the sentiment using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time – Stitched Zig Zag Ties. Copic marker RV06 was used to go around the edges. I attached the coloured image to Recollections – Spring Inks paper using double-sided tape and then cut a slim border around the image. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of this piece and popped it up into the centre of the patterned square. 4 layers of U-Line double-sided tape were attached to the back of the sentiment on the bottom portion and liquid glue was applied to the top. I popped this up onto the card at the bottom. Lastly, to finish the card off, I applied Creative Impressions – Metallic Balloon Brads by adding 2 layers of U-Line double-sided tape. I popped them onto the sentiment and the card and drew in some string for the balloons. Stickles – Star Dust was added to the cake and confetti.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Cat & Mouse Party – TDG036 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Dot Happy Birthday To You! – F065 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Fairy Tales (6″ x 6″), Recollections – Spring Inks (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time – Stitched Zig Zag Ties

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Creative Impressions – Metallic Balloon Brads – Item 90613, Stickles – Star Dust

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cat: N9, N7, N6, N5, N4, R46, R30, R20

Mouse: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R46, R30, R20, R02, R01, R00

Cake, Hat and Confetti: BG57, BG32, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00, Y17, Y15, Y11, YR15, YR14, YR12, V04, YG07, YG05, YG03

Balloons: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG000, YR18, YR16, YR12, YR00

Candles: BG32, R46, YR14, Y08, Y04

Plate: BV25, BV23, BV20, BV0000

Background: Y04, Y02, Y00

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.

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Love and Cake!


Sharing a birthday card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Chef Gnome – Cake from the new June 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “If we are what we eat, well, I’m pretty sweet!” and “If the cake fits, eat it!”. My mom always made our birthdays very special by creating special cake designs every year for each of our birthdays growing up. As a child, I never liked cake, but my mom used to wrap some change into tin foil and hide it in the cake. When all of my friends left, I would take a knife and cut through the cake to get all of the change out to put into my piggy bank. LOL! Unfortunately for me, I developed a sweet tooth when I got older and met my husband who has a really big sweet tooth. Only difference is he manages to keep the weight off. LOL!

I 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. I added some Wink of Stella – Clear to the icing and then I fussy cut around the coloured image. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX dies, I die cut the sentiment and also some Aqua cardstock.

The 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base was created using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardsstock. I cut the patterned paper from Echo Parks Paper Co. – Birthday Wishes to the size of 5.5″ x 3.5″ and attached it to the centre of the base using double-sided tape. Two .5″ strips were cut from Yellow Cardstock and then put through my Xyron with one strip attached at the top and one strip on the bottom of the card. The Aqua die cut was added to the right side using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed was used to ink around all of the edges of the card. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the image and the sentiment and popped them both up onto the background. YNS Gumdrops – Celebration Sparkly Gumdrops were added to the top and bottom strips. Lastly, to finish off my card, I ran Art Impresisons – 5335 – Kitchen Mini Dies through the Anna Griffin Empress Mini die cutting machine using Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock – Silver. I ran the 2 pieces through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached them both to the sentiment tag.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Chef Gnome – Cake – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Echo Parks Paper Co. – Birthday Wishes by Alisha Gordon – 6″ x 6″ Paper Pads, Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock – Silver – 8.5 x 11″, Aqua and Yellow cardstock

Dies: Art Impresisons – 5335 – Kitchen Mini Dies, Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, YNS Gumdrops – Celebration Sparkly Gumdrops, Wink of Stella – Clear, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Hat and Chef’s Outfit: BV20, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Shoes: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Cake, Icing and Tray: E29, E27, E25, E23, Y19, Y17, Y13, C5, C3, C1

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.

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!

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.

Birthday Hi!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Just Cruisin’ – SLF022 for the image and Just Motorin’ By – G309 for the sentiment. The gnomes are out again and this time their motoring by with a birthday “Hi!” for you.

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 sky, I cut the Echo Parks Paper Co. – Birthday Wishes cardstock to the size of 5.5″ x 1.75″. With Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow – 6″ x 6″, I made 3 cuts. 5.5″ x .75″, 5.5″ x 1.25″ and with my Cuttlebug and Card Deco Essentials – Slimline Landscape Borders die, the tree landscape. I ran all of the pieces through my Xyron Creative Station and Xyron Create a Sticker. Using my Cuttlebug again and Recollections – Black cardstock, I die cut the road using My Favourite Things – Die-Namics – Open Road die.

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 the sentiment and then added U-Line double-sided tape to pop them up onto the card later.

The card was now ready for assembly, starting at the bottom of the card, I applied the first piece of grass. I measured the distance of the road and then applied the second piece of green slightly lower than where the road would end. The sky piece was added next and then the tree scape. I used my E25 marker to make the tree trunks brown. I applied double-sided tape to the road piece and adhered it to the base. I popped up the image and the sentiment onto the background. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass and a dauber were used to ink around the edges of the sky to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Just Cruisin’ – SLF022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Just Motorin’ By – G309 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow – 6″ x 6″, Echo Parks Paper Co. – Birthday Wishes by Alisha Gordon – 6″ x 6″ Paper Pads, Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things – Die-Namics – Open Road MFT-1138, Card Deco Essentials – Slimline Landscape Borders

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gnomes: E47, E44, E43, E41, E15, E08, E21, E11, E00, E000, YR18, YR14, BG72, BG57, BG49, BG45, BG32, BG11, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, Y02, Y00

Car: R59, R39, R37, R35, C9, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, B000

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.

Whimsy Donkeys!!


Sharing a birthday card I made using Whimsy Stamps Wonkey Donkey – DP1053 for the images and sentiments for my younger brother’s birthday card this year. I just couldn’t resist these fun characters when I saw them!

To make my card, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 8.5″ x 3.5″. For the background, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and a Picket Fence – Blending Brush. Using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Marquee Die (WSD347), I die cut the blue patterned paper. I stamped the images onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock with my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured them all in with Copic markers and then fussy cut around all of them. Using my MISTI and Versamark, I stamped the sentiments onto Recollections – Black cardstock. They were then embossed using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. I used some liquid glue to place the donkeys behind the die-cut cardstock and then applied liquid glue over the rest of the back of the die cut and adhered it directly to the base. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the remainder of the donkeys to pop them up on the card out of the windows. Lastly, I added some U-Line double-side tape to the backs of each of the sentiments and popped them up onto the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Wonkey Donkey – DP1053 (Whimsy Stamps)

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

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

Dies: Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Marquee Die (WSD347)

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Donkey1: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, R30, R20, B06, B02, B01, W9, C1, C0, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Donkey2: V17, V15, V12, R46, R30, R22, R20, R14, R08, B06, B02, B01, W9, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Donkey3: Y38, Y35, Y32, R46, R30, R22, R20, R14, R08, B06, B02, B01, W9, C1, C0, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Ex-Cuse Me!!


Sharing a birthday card I made for my sister-in-law this year using C.C. DesignsRoberto’s Rascals – Grouchy Pets and Roberto’s Rascals – Cutie Cats. Her name is Kitty and I always try to find fun images with cats to make her card. LOL!

To make the card, I began with the base of 3.5″ x 8.5″ Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock. I also die cut the Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock with the Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Marquee Die and my Cuttlebug. Using multiple Picket Fence – Blending Brushes and Tim Holtz Distress Inks listed below, I created my own background. Using the window pieces from the die cut, I traced around them onto Doodlebug – hey cupcake (6″x6″) paper and fussy cut around them. I applied some glue along the edges and attached them to the back of the panel.  Then I applied double-sided tape to the backing and attached this to the base.

Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, the images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and coloured in with Copic Markers. Once everything was coloured, I fussy cut around each of them. The sentiments were stamped onto Recollections – Black cardstock with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Using my cutter, I cut around each of the sentiments. I added double-sided tape to the back of the images and sentiments and popped them all up onto the base card. Finally, I added some Kraftin’ Kimmie Pop Dots.

Inside of the card: 

For the inside of the card, I used my large MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the sentiments from Art Impressions Glamour Pop-Ups – 5355 and Purrrfect Sentiments – HoneyBee Stamps. I ran the little kitty from the Roberto’s Rascals – Cutie Cats – C.C. Designs set that I had coloured earlier through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it directly to the card to finish everything off.

Thankfully, she loved her card and I hope you do too!

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Roberto’s Rascals – Grouchy Pets – C.C. Designs, Roberto’s Rascals – Cutie Cats – C.C. Designs

Sentiments: Purrrfect Sentiments – HoneyBee Stamps, Dance It Out Set – Art Impressions

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodlebug – hey cupcake (6″x6″) paper pad

Die Cut: Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Marquee Die (WSD347)

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Miscellaneous: Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Seashore Dots, Xyron Create a Sticker, Sakura Glaze – Black

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cats: N9, N7, N5, N3, RV11, R20, G14, YG23, YG11 (Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Birthday Wishes!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fairy Flight – SLF036  for the image and Birthday Wishes – FDG024  for the sentiment. There are a lot of birthdays in our family during March, friends too, and this little birthday fairy is on her way to grant one of them their special birthday wishes.

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″. Scrapbook.com – Roses Smooth Cardstock was adhered to the base using double-side tape.  I die cut Creative Memories – Mermaid Cove Designer Paper Pack using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers and adhered it to the rose background using double-sided tape. Using Gina Marie Designs – Petite Looped Lace Rectangle Die Set, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card.

The image and sentiment were then stamped with my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I added some stars onto the dress with Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen and then used Wink of Stella – Clear over top of the flower, dress, shoes and wings. Using R85 and R83 Copic markers, I went around the edges of the die cut for the image to create a solid border. I fussy cut around the sentiment and ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I attached the sentiment to Scrapbook.com – Peppermint Smooth Cardstock and fussy cut around it again. The card was now ready to finish being assembled. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and sentiment and popped them up onto the card. Lastly, I added in some YNS Gumdrops to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Flight – SLF036 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Birthday Wishes – FDG024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Scrapbook.com – Peppermint Smooth Cardstock – 4.25″ x 5.5″, Scrapbook.com – Roses Smooth Cardstock – 4.25″ x 5.5″, Creative Memories – Mermaid Cove Designer Paper Pack

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Gina Marie Designs – Petite Looped Lace Rectangle Die Set

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Wink of Stella – Clear, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Xyron Create a Sticker, YNS Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, (Eyes – Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Dress, Shoes and Heart: R85, R83, R81, RV00, RV000, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08, Wink of Stella – Clear, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Wings: B000, BG000, RV0000, V0000, Y000, Wink of Stella – Clear

Wand and Flower: R85, R83, R81, RV00, RV000, E15, YR24, Y35, Y19, Y08, Wink of Stella – Clear, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold

Socks: C1, C00

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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You Go First!!


Sharing a birthday card I made using Art Impressions Never Too Old – 5114  for the main image and sentiment. My friend and I tease each other about getting older. So, I thought this would be a fun card to make for her. LOL! I used another sentiment from this same set on the inside too, which reads, “Thanks for always being older than me”.

To make my card, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. For the background, I used multiple inks from Tim Holtz listed below, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes and Lawn Fawn – Confetti Stencils. Using my MISTI, Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. The image was coloured in and fussy cut. Using my MISTI and Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink, I stamped the image onto Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. It was then embossed using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Conversation Bubble Three (S2-137) and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the sentiment. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the backs of the sentiment and coloured image and they were both popped up onto the background to complete the front of the card. I repeated the process of inking and embossing for the inside sentiment to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Never Too Old – 5114 (Art Impressions)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Mustard Seed, Wilted Violet and Evergreen Bough

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

Dies: Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Conversation Bubble Three (S2-137)

Stencil: Lawn Fawn – Confetti Stencils (6″ x 6″)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R46, R30, R20

Hair: N4, N3, N2, N0

Clothing, Purse, Shoes, Hat and Balloon: B69, V17, V15, V12, V09, V06, V05, V04, V01, E13, Y17, Y15, Y13, C2, C1, C00

Shadow: C3, C2, C1, C00

Hope you like it and have a great week!