Tag Archive | Christmas

Beautiful Day!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Winter Kitty – SDG006  for the main image and Beautiful Day – FDG013 for the sentiment. We just had a major snowfall over the last few days and this little kitty is all bundled up and ready to play!

Growing up we had a lot of snow during the winter and couldn’t wait to put on our mitts and snow boots and go out to play. We had huge snow banks in the schoolyard across the street and would toboggan down them or just slide down in our snow suits! LOL! It was sooooo much fun! Sometimes we even made big snow forts in the backyard with tables and chairs made out of ice and snow. We hardly spent anytime indoors and didn’t usually go back into the house until we had to or we were turning blue because it was so cold out, but even then we still wanted to continue playing outdoors. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″.  I used Scrapbook.com – Rainbow Smooth Cardstock for the main background paper. It was already the same size as the base, so no cutting had to be done. To get more use out of the same paper, I had cut the oval frame using my Cuttlebug and Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals first. Then, I placed the Rainbow cardstock onto the card base using double-sized tape. I die cut the square background using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and Pebbles – Winter Wonderland paper and the rectangle to the size of 4″ x 4″. The rectangle was cut from from the same paper pack to the size of 1.25″ x 4″. I inked around the edges of both shapes with a sponge dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough. Using double-sided tape, I placed both shapes over the pink background and hid where I cut the oval with the square. I cut out a smaller oval using the same Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I also cut out a 1.5″ circle using a circle punch. Lastly, I die cut the scalloped circle using WeR Memory Keepers – Quickutz Nesting Scallops dies and Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock oval and the sentiment onto the circle. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then added some Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear to the bottom of the oval and applied WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter. I heat embossed this and added more embossing powder several times to create a thicker layer with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Then I added some Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and heat embossed it as well to puff it up. Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen was used to create the snow in the sky. Sakura Glaze – Black and Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen were used on the eyes and nose of the cat.

I inked around the edges of the large pink oval and the circle with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry. I applied the coloured image directly to the pink oval and the sentiment circle to the scalloped circle using some liquid glue. Both shapes were then popped up onto the card using U-Line double-sided tape. To completed the card and add in some extra sparkle, I applied some YNS Gumdrops – Winter Wonderland to the background patterned paper.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Winter Kitty – SDG006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Beautiful Day – FDG013 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Scrapbook.com – Rainbow Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″), Pebbles Winter Wonderland 6″ x 6″, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals, WeR Memory Keepers – Quickutz Nesting Scallops, 1.5″ Circle Punch

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitty: N7, N5, N3, R02, R00, RV66, RV63, RV55 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

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

Snow: WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

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.

Christmas Caroling!!


Today, I’m sharing a card using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS19090 and Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS19092. These little woodland creatures are enjoying the miracle of Christmas with some caroling.

To make this card I used a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, I die-cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and stamped the images using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the images with Copic markers and added some decorations onto the tree using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Dandelion Yellow, Red Berry and Caribbean Ocean. To add some glitter to the snow, I applied Stickles – Diamond and for the snow in the sky, I used a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. The sentiment and music symbols were added using Versamark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This was heat embossed with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Your Next Die – Stitched Frame Snowfall Hill was used to die cut Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold. Using glue, I adhered the background frame and coloured image to the base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS19090 – Dreamerland Crafts, Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS19092 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark

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

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, Your Next Die – Stitched Frame Snowfall Hill

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Nuvo Crystal Drops: Dandelion Yellow, Red Berry, Caribbean Ocean

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Stickles – Diamond

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Angel Bear: E53, E51, E50, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R59, R37, R35, R30, R02, R00

Rabbits: C7, C5, C3, C1, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, R59, R37, R35, R14, R02, R00, BV23, BV20, Colorless Blender

Tree, Star and Base of Tree: G99, YG67, YG17, G21, Y17, Y15, Y13. Y04, E37, R59, R37, R35

Sky: B99, B97, B95

Ground: BV23, BV20, B00, BG000, C0

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Hello Winter!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas CAS card using Penguin Tag – SDG003 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Hello Winter – FDG007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Winter is now here and these little penguins couldn’t wait to start enjoying it.

I’d like to take this time to also wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″.  I cut the background paper from Craft Consortium – Polar Playtime to be the same and attached it directly to the base. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry was used to ink around the outside of the card. Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and the little berries with a Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold. I used Sakura Glaze – Black and Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen was used for the eyes and little dots on the hat.) Clear – Wink of Stella was applied over top of the candy canes and candy cane border. Once this was all complete, I fussy cut around the image and then coloured in around it with Copic B01. I ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station and attached it to some Hot Pink cardstock. Once again, I fussy cut around the image and then popped it up on to the card using U-Line double-sided tape. Lastly, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen was applied to the little blue snowflakes and dots on the background paper to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Penguin Tag – SDG003 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Hello Winter – FDG007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Craft Consortium – Polar Playtime (6″ x 6″), Hot Pink cardstock

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen, Clear – Wink of Stella, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Penguin: W9, W7, W5, W3, W0, E15, YR14, Y17, Y11, R30, E42, E41, E40 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen)

Hat, Pom Pom and Bow Tie: RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10, G14, YG23, YG11, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Holly and Leaves: G14, YG23, YG11, R59, R37, R35

Candy Cane and Border: C1, C0, R59, R37, R35, Colorless Blender, Clear – Wink of Stella

Berries: Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold

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.

Owl Christmas!!


Sharing a Christmas card I made today using Gerda Steiner DesignsOwl I Want For Christmas. THANK YOU SO MUCH Gerda Steiner for giving me the opportunity to win this super adorable stamp from playing your amazing Advent Calendar this year. This was one of the prizes for door #7. I couldn’t wait to create this card with it.

To make the card, I created the base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut Creative Memories – Glacier Designer Paper to be the same size as the base and adhered it to the card using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire was used to ink around all of the edges of the card. The image was imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Cuttlebug and dies from Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Holly Lattice Frame, I die cut the printed image and also golden background frame using Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold paper.

I coloured in the image with Copic markers and also added in the tree trunk. Using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, I added snow to the sky, along the branches of the tree and on top of the pine cones. Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff combined with WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle were added to the hat and pompom and then heated with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to make it puff up. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to backs of the image and the gold die cut and both were popped up onto the background. Finally, I added some Stickles – Diamond over top of the snow I created on the tree trunk and pine cones.

For the sentiment, I used a Recollections 1″ circle punch to cut some green cardstock and then using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from Penguin Party – Lawn Fawn with VersaFine ink. I added Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and heat embossed it with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I inked around the edges of the circle with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles. This was popped up with U-Line double-sided tape and I added the embellishment from Recollections – Snowflake Specialty Polyester Glitter. To create the pine cone and pine needles, I used some scraps of brown and green paper and using my Cuttlebug, I die cut the shapes using Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Festive Greens 662425. I used glue to adhere the pieces together and then popped up the completed piece onto the card using U-Line double sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and sentiment: Owl I Want For Christmas – Gerda Steiner Designs

Stamp and sentiment: Penguin Party – Lawn Fawn

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

Die Cuts: Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Festive Greens 662425, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Holly Lattice Frame – CED3125, Recollections 1″ Circle Punch

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Creative Memories – Glacier Designer Paper Pack 12 x 12″, Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold

Embossing Powder \ Liquid: WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Recollections – Snowflake Specialty Polyester Glitter

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Owl: E47, E44, E43, YR24, Y38, Y35, Y32, Y23, C9

Hat: R59, R37, R35

Sweater: R59, R37, R35, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG1

Tree, Limb and Pine Cones: E49, E47, E42, E40, E29, E27, E25, E23, G29

Ornaments: R59, R37, R35, R22, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG1, BG000, Y38, Y35, Y32

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

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.

Christmas Wreath!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Wreath – TDG012 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Merry Christmas – FDG008 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. We love to decorate our home with Christmas wreaths outside and on our door! Do you decorate with Christmas wreaths 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″ x 5″. I die cut Recollections – Burgundy to be the same size as the base and adhered it to the card using double-sided tape. DCWV – Holiday Cheer was cut to the size of 4.75″ x 4.75″ and a Sharpie – Medium Point Gold Water based paint was used to go around all of the edges. This was adhered to the base background using liquid glue. I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card with my Cuttlebug and Crafting Desert Diva’s – Stitched in Circle Dies. With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the die cut and the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. I coloured the image in with Copic markers and coloured in some of the berries with a Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold. A Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen was used to add the little white dots on all of the red berries. Once the image was coloured in, I used the Sharpie – Medium Point Gold Water based paint to go around the scalloped part of the circle. I cut around the sentiment to the size of 1.25 x 2-1/8″ and then used a corner punch. Once again, I went around the edges with a Sharpie – Medium Point Gold Water based paint pen. I adhered the the finished image and sentiment to the base card using U-Line double-sided tape. Lastly, I applied Nuvo Crystal Drops – Autumn Red to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Wreath – TDG012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Merry Christmas – FDG008 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., DCWV – Holiday Cheer (6″ x 6″), Recollections – Burgundy

Die Cut: Crafting Desert Diva’s – Stitched in Circle Dies (Retired)

Nuvo Crystal Drops: Autumn Red

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Sharpie – Medium Point Gold Water based paint

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Wreath: G99, G21, YG67, YG17, R39, R27, R22, E27, E25, E23, G99, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Background: BG000, BG0000, Sharpie – Medium Point Gold Water based paint

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.

Santa Candy Cane


Today, I’m featuring this adorable Santa image from Conie Fong Art called Holiday Gnomes Bundle By Conie Fong.

For the base card, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and cut it and scored it to be 5.5″ x 5.5″. For the background, I cut Craft Smith – Peppermint Twist paper to the same size as the base card and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Candied Apple. I adhered this to the base card with double-sided tape. AC – Green cardstock was die cut with my Cuttlebug and Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider dies. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint was used to ink around all of the edges and it was popped up onto the base card using U-Line double-sided tape.

The image using HP High Quality Grayscale was printed onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and die cut using my Cuttlebug and Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider dies. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter were added to the brim of the hat and pompom. Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear was added in parts at the bottom for snow and WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter was applied. The hat, pompom and snow were all then heat embossed using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Stickles – Crystal was also added to the snow to add a little more sparkle. Lastly, using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, I added snow to the background sky. The finished image was popped up onto the green cardstock using U-Line double-sided tape and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Christmas Dots were added to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Holiday Gnomes Bundle by Conie Fong

Inks: HP High Quality Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Candied Apple, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Craft Smith – Peppermint Twist 6×6 in., American Crafts – Green Cardstock

Die Cuts: Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Stickles – Crystal, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Beard: C2, C1, C0, BV20

Hat and Clothing: R59, R37, R35, WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear

Shoes: C9, C7, C5, C3

Candy Cane: C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender, Spectrum Noir Sparkles – Red Berry, Spectrum Noir Sparkles – Clear

Bow: G14, G07, YG23, YG11

Sky: C7, B99, B97, B95

Snow: B60, C1, Stickles – Diamond, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear

Hope you like it and have a great week!

 

Sparkle All The Way!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Snowbear Friends – TDG009 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Sparkle – FDG011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This month we are celebrating our new Woodland Winter Release at High Hopes Stamps.

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 die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the die cut and the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured the image in with Copic markers and added in the snow in the sky with Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. I added in the tree decorations using a combination of Nuvo Crystal Drops: Red Berry, Dandelion Yellow and Carribean Dream. Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver and Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold were used to create stripes and colour in circles on the presents. Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff was applied to the brim of their hats and pom-poms and heat embossed with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. A little bit of Stickles – Diamond was added onto top of the brims and pompoms to make them sparkly.  I added in the snow on the bottom using a spatula and Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Moonstone and let it dry. Once it was dry, I added in some Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff to give the snow a little more texture. This too, was heat embossed with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I adhered the image to the base card using double-sided tape and Stickles – Diamond was added to the top and side of the sign to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Snowbear Friends – TDG009 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sparkle – FDG011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

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

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Nuvo Crystal Drops: Red Berry, Dandelion Yellow, Carribean Dream

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Stickles Diamond, Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Moonstone

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Polar Bears: BV23, BV20, B60, R02, R00, RV00, C9, C7, C5

Hats and Scarves: R59, R46, R37, R35, R14, R08, BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Tree: G99, G21, YG67, YG17

Sign: R59, R37, R35, C2, C1, C00

Gifts and Bows: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, R46, R14, R08, E15, Y28, Y26, Y17, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold

Sky: B06, B05, B04, B03, B02, B01

Snow: C3, C00, BV20, B000, Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Moonstone, Stickles – Diamond

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Christmas Penguins!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Christmas Penguins – TDG004 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Happy Holidays – FDG006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This is just a sneak peek to all of the wonderful images coming soon on Monday, December 6, 2022 as we celebrate our Woodland Winter Release for the month of December at High Hopes Stamps.

 

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 die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the die cut and the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured the image in with Copic markers and added in the snow in the sky with Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. I combined Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle for their hats and pom-poms and heat embossed them with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I added in the snow on the bottom with Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and Sprinkled some WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter on as well after using a Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear in spots. This too, was heat embossed with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Lastly, I added in some Stickles – Diamond for snow as well. I love sparkle. LOL! Using double-sided tape, I adhered the finished scene to the base card. I rounded the sentiment with a 1/4″ rounder on the top and cut the 2 bottoms at a diagonal. Copic Marker R37 was used to go around the edges. I popped this onto the finished image using U-Line double-sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Christmas Penguins – TDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Holidays – FDG006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

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

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Penguins: W9, W7, W5, W3, W00, E15, YR14, Y17, Y11, RV00, E43, E42, E41, E40

Hats and Bow for Penguin: R59, R37, R35

Holly and Bow: G14, G07, YG23, YG11

Large Gift and Small Gift: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Y17, Y15, Y13

Medium Gift: V17, V15, V12

Long Gift: RV66, RV63, RV55

Ribbons: Y38, Y35, Y32, RV66, RV63, RV55

Sky: B05, B04, B03, B02

Snow: BV06, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle, Stickles – Diamond

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Ugly Sweaters!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Ugly Sweater Time – SLF025 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Ugly Sweater Time – FFL025 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I have a few ugly Christmas sweaters, that I love wearing at Christmas time. How many do you have? LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the main background paper from Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones to be the same size and applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. Your Next Stamp – Winter Knits patterns were cut to the size of a little over .5″ each x 4.25″ and applied to the top and bottom of the card using double-sided tape. My Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out were used to die cut PhotoPlay – Tulla & Norbert’s Christmas Party paper to the size of 4″ x 4″. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was applied around the edges and double-sided tape was used to adhere it to the base card. The large oval was die cut using my Cuttlebug, Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals and Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones paper. This was popped up onto the square using U-Line double-sided tape.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped both the image and the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was die-cut using my Cuttlebug and Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals. I coloured the image in with Copic markers. The sentiment was die cut with Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was used to ink around the edges. The coloured image and sentiment were both popped up onto the card using U-Line double-sided tape to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Ugly Sweater Time – SLF025 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Ugly Sweater Time – FFL025 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., PhotoPlay – Tulla & Norbert’s Christmas Party (6″ x 6″), Your Next Stamp – Winter Knits (6″ x 6″), Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones

Die Cut: Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set – WSD330

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: B60, C1, C0, C00

Hat and Clothing: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Y17, Y15, Y13, R59, R37, R35

Shoes: C8, C6, C4, C2, C1, C0

Sweater: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, G07, G05, G03, Y17, Y15, Y13, R59, R37, R35, R02, YG03, B16, B14, B12

Knitting Needles: YG03, G07

Shadow: N2, N1, N0, BG000

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.

Christmas Dragon


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Lee Holland Art has been sponsoring us throughout the month of November at  Passionate Paper Creations & Friends FB group site!! Today, I’m featuring this adorable dragon image from Lee Holland Art called Reindeer Antlers Christmas Dragon. Thank you Lee Holland Art for sponsoring us and having such amazing fun designs to choose from. I love all of your little dragons.

 

For the base card, I used AC Cardstock – White and cut it and scored it to be 6″ x 6″. For the background, I cut Creative Memories – Mermaid Cove Designer Paper to the same size as the base card. The image using HP High Quality Grayscale was printed onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Cuttlebug and Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider dies, the printed image and Hot Buy – Recollections Ombre Brights Paper were both die cut. The sentiment was stamped using my Misti, VersaMark Ink and sentiment stamps from Lawn Fawn – “Offset Sayings – Christmas” and Lawn Fawn “Winter Skies”. Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder was applied to the stamped sentiments and then heat set with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

I cut the sentiment down to be 3-3/8″ x 1-2/8″ and then used W R Memory Keepers – Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper to create .25″ corners. Using a Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint pen, I went around all of the edges of the cuts with the exception of the image die cut. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then I used a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen to create the snow in the sky and a combination of Stickles – Crystal, Stickles – Waterfall and Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff which was applied prior to the Stickles being added.

The card was now ready to be assembled. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the coloured image and cut frame to pop them up. I doubled up the tape for behind the sentiment. The base paper was applied directly to the card base using double-sided tape. I peeled off the tape from the backings of the elements and popped them all up onto the base card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Reindeer Antlers Christmas Dragon – Lee Holland Art

Sentiments: Offset Sayings – Christmas – Lawn Fawn,  Winter Skies – Lawn Fawn

Inks: HP High Quality Grayscale, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Creative Memories – Mermaid Cove Designer Paper Pack, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Hot Buy – Recollections Ombre Brights Paper Pack (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint, Stickles – Crystal, Stickles – Waterfall, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, W R Memory Keepers – Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dragon: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, V15, V12, V06. V000, G14, YG23, YG11, YG03, YG01

Box: E27, E25, E23

Ornaments: R59, R37, R35, E15, Y35, YR24, Y08, YG67, YG17, YG21, E35, E34, E33, E31

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

Snow: B60, C1, Stickles – Crystal, Stickles – Waterfall, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Believe in Santa!!


Hi everyone…today we are having a sponsor day over at the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends FB group site with Joy Clair Designs!! Today I’m using this adorable Santa image and sentiment from Joy Clair Designs called Love Santa Digital Stamps. Thank you Joy Clair Designs for sponsoring us.

I printed out the image and sentiment using HP High Quality Grayscale onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then fussy cut. The sentiment was die cut with my Cuttlebug and Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set – WSD330.

For the base card, I used AC Cardstock – White and cut it and scored it to be 6″ x 6″. For the background, I applied Craft Consortium – Made By Elves (6″ x 6″) to the base using double-sided tape. A Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint was used to go around the edges of the card and also around the sentiment. I applied some Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents on top of the snow to make it look like an icy pond and applied some Stickles – Crystal around the edges. Once it was dried, I popped up the image and sentiment onto the background using U-line double sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Love Santa Digital Stamps – Joy Clair Designs

Inks: HP High Quality Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Craft Consortium – Made By Elves (6″ x 6″), Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set – WSD330

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint, Stickles – Crystal, Stickles – Star Dust

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E01, E00, R30, R20

Beard and Hair: C3, C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Hat and Clothing: R59, R37, R35, B60, C1, C0, E15, Y35, YR24, Y08, Stickles – Star Dust

Skates: C2, C1, C0, W3, W2, W1, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Come and check us out on Passionate Paper Creations & Friends FB group
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Jolly Reindeer Cheers!!


Hi everyone…today we are having a sponsor day over at the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends FB group site with Di’s Digi Stamps!! Today I’m using this adorable reindeer image from Di’s Digi Stamps called Jolly Reindeer Cheers.

For the base card, I used AC Cardstock – White and cut it and scored it to be 6″ x 6″. For the background, I applied Craft Consortium – It’s Snome Time (6″ x 6″) to the base using double-sided tape. Green cardstock cut the size of approximately 1″ was added to the bottom using double-sided tape. I added Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 – Red to Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. to make it more sturdy and then cut 2 pieces, 1″ x 6″ and .75″ x 6″ to add to the top and bottom. I applied double-sided tape to adhere it the card. I ran some gold cardstock from Forever In Time – Glam Glitter Cardstock – Gold Medley cut to the size of 1.25″ x 6″ through my Xyron Create a Sticker. Using my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Jingle Bell Border Die, I cut the bells out. I peeled off the sticker backing and applied it to the top of my card. Using Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles – I cut out a circle 3.75″ from the same cardstock and using U-Line double-sided tape, I popped it up in the centre of the card background. The same dies were also used to cut a 3.5″ circle out of Craft Consortium – Ink Drops Vivid Craft Papers and this was popped up onto the gold circle using U-Line double-sided tape. Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper was cut and I ran it through my Xyron Creative Station. This was used to die-cut the sentiment with my Cuttlebug and Jolly Quickutz – Deck the Halls limited edition gift set. The sentiment was die-cut 4 times and stacked on top of each other to create a raised embellishment and placed in the centre of the red and green stripe on the bottom of the card.

I printed out the image using HP High Quality Grayscale onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then fussy cut. It was popped up onto the smaller circle using U-line double sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Jolly Reindeer Cheers – Di’s Digi Stamps

Sentiment: Jolly Quickutz – Deck the Halls limited edition gift set

Inks: HP High Quality Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 – Red, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, AC Cardstock – White, Craft Consortium – Ink Drops Vivid Craft Papers, Forever In Time – Glam Glitter Cardstock – Gold Medley, Green Cardstock, Craft Consortium – It’s Snome Time (6″ x 6″), Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Jingle Bell Border Die, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, Jolly Quickutz – Deck the Halls limited edition gift set

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Reindeer and Antlers: E53, E51, E50, E49, E47, E44, E29, E27, E25, E23, R30

Hat: RV14, R85, R83, G14, YG23, YG11

Collar and Bell: E15, YR24, Y35, Y08, R59, R37, R35

Baubles: G14, YG11, R59, R37, R35, T5

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Come and check us out on Passionate Paper Creations & Friends FB group
as we are currently sponsoring Di’s Digi Stamps  \ DisDigiStamps Fan Page Group for November, 2021.

If you are a member of Passionate Paper Creations & Friends FB group
you can go to the top of the page and get a shopping discount.

If you are not a member just click join. We are a fun loving group with a lot of inspiration.

Card of the Month Challenge Round 2 – Brrr!!!


Hey friends! Thank you for everyone that voted for me in Round 1. I have a card using High Hopes Stamps featured in this month’s Card of the Month contest Card of The Month – JUST FOR FUN! with Creative Scrapbooker magazine! Such an honor because all the creations are outstanding! Was wondering if you would all do me a favour and vote for me in Round 2, https://creativescrapbooker.ca/card-of-the-month-nov-2021/?fbclid=IwAR0TdRXPRGcVdkfuxB5BdXNFi2yCfNNW_XZnFzmSXNN4awMuHc3SXrG7i9Y#/bracket/3616656/

I made a Christmas card using Havin’ A Ball Snowman – S147 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Brr… – FDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Brr…. – Winter is coming soon!

Wishing You All The Best!!


Today, I’m sharing a Christmas card using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Wishing You All The Best – D20010.  This little girl is on her way to bring you some Christmas Cheer!

To make this card I used a base of 6″ x 6″ using AC Cardstock – White. I cut the background paper to the same size using Recollections – Glisten and Glow paper and then using a Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint pen, I outlined all sides. This was added directly to the base card using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and dies from Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Oval, the frame was cut out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I stamped the image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto the die cut and then using the Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint pen, I inked around all of the outside edges. I coloured the image in with Copic markers and then applied Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear to the fur trims for the hat and clothing. I applied WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter to the inked areas and then heat embossed everything with my Marvy Heat Embossing Tool. Using 3M double-sided tape, I popped up the oval onto the main background. To finish off the card, I applied some Stickles – Golden Rod to the centres of some of the larger snowflakes.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Wishing You All The Best – D20010 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Glisten and Glow (6″ x 6″), AC Cardstock – White

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Oval

Stickles: Golden Rod

Embossing Powder: WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug,  Marvy Heat Embossing Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Clothing and Hat: R59, R37, R35, B70, C1

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Flowers and Leaves: G99, YG67, YG17, YG11, G21, R46, R14, R08, Y18

Bow: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01

Basket: E57, E55, E53, E51

Shadow: Y15, Y13, Y11

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Card of the Month Challenge – Brrr!!!


Hey friends! I have a card using High Hopes Stamps featured in this month’s Card of the Month contest Card of The Month – JUST FOR FUN! with Creative Scrapbooker magazine!
Such an honor because all the creations are outstanding! Was wondering if you would all do me a favour and vote for me.
https://creativescrapbooker.ca/card-of-the-month-nov-2021/?fbclid=IwAR0TdRXPRGcVdkfuxB5BdXNFi2yCfNNW_XZnFzmSXNN4awMuHc3SXrG7i9Y#/bracket/3616656/

I made a Christmas card using Havin’ A Ball Snowman – S147 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Brr… – FDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Brr…. – Winter is coming soon!

Christmas Cheer!!


Today we are having a sponsor day over at the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends FB group and I’m sharing a snowman card I made using this digital image from Whimsy Stamps – Snowman’s New Hope and clear stamp for the sentiment Dragon Christmas Cheer.

For the base card, I used AC Cardstock – White and cut it and scored it to be 6″ x 6″. The image was printed out using HP High Quality Grayscale onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The background paper was cut to the size of 6″ x 6″ using Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones paper. This was applied directly to the base using double-sided tape. I die cut Doodlebug Design Inc. – Winter Wonderland paper using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B. This was inked around the edges with Lawn Fawn – Peacock Ink and applied directly over top of the bottom layer using double-sided tape. The circles were cut with my Cuttlebug, various colours from Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones paper and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles. I applied the 1st 2 circles with double-sided tape over top of the snowman background.

The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I popped up the image and applied it to to the card using 3M double sided tape. I added snow to the bottom of the snowman using Stickles – Diamond to add texture. The snowy background was created with a Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear and the sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink. Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail was applied and heat embossed using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I fussy cut around the sentiment and it was popped up using 3M double-sided tape onto the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Snowman’s New Hope – Whimsy Digital Stamps

Sentiment: Dragon Christmas Cheer Whimsy Clear Stamps

Inks: HP High Quality Grayscale, Lawn Fawn – Peacock Ink, Versamark, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Winter Wonderland (6″ x 6″)

Die Cuts: Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Miscellaneous: Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, 3M double-sided tape, Stickles – Diamond, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: YR18, YR15, YR12, R30, R20, B60, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Hat and Scarf: B37, B26, B23, B21, B14, B12, BG72, BG57, BG34, BG11

Sky: BG10, BG000, BG0000

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Come and check us out on Passionate Paper Creations & Friends FB group
as we are currently sponsoring Whimsy Stamps until Sunday, October 31, 2021.

If you are a member of Passionate Paper Creations & Friends FB group
you can go to the top of the page and get a shopping discount.

 

If you are not a member just click join. We are a fun loving group with a lot of inspiration.

Polar Friends!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Polar Friends – TT058 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and All Hearts – HDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Sharing Christmas with loved ones is always something to look forward to.

Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and my Cuttlebug, I die cut a 5.25″ x 4″ rectangle from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto it. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then added some snow to the sky using a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point. Stickles – Diamond was added to the ice cubes and Wink of Stella – Clear was applied to the candy cane. Stickles – Star Dust was added to all of the snow. This was then set aside to dry.

Once everything was dry, I popped up the image onto Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper cut and folded to 5.5″ x 4.25″ with U-Line double-sided tape. I stamped out the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in the hearts with Copics and tinted the white paper with Lawn Fawn – Peacock ink. To finish off the card, I popped this up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Polar Friends – TT058 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: All Hearts – HDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Lawn Fawn – Peacock Ink

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

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Stickles: Star Dust, Diamond

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point, Wink of Stella – Clear, U-Line double-sided tape, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Polar Bear: B60, BV23, BV20, C1, C00, R30, R20, R02, Colorless Blender

Penguin: W9, W7, W5, W3, W00, E15, YR14, Y17, Y11, R11, RV00, E43, E42, E41, E40

Penguin Scarf and Hat: BG72, BG57, BG05, BG11, BG10, BG000, BG0000

Bear Scarf: RV66, RV63, RV55, BG09, BG07, BG02, BG01, B00, B000, B0000

Ice: B60, B000, B0000

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, B45, B41, BG45, BG11, BG10, BV25, BV23, BV20, BV04, V04, V01, YG11, RV04, RV63

Snow: BV23, BV20, Colorless Blender, Stickles – Star Dust

Soda: RV66, RV63, RV55, RV52

Candy Cane and Hearts: R59, R37, R35

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.

Believe!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Believe Snowman – TFL006 and Snow Globe – ULF002 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and North Pole Greetings – GLL005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It’s time to start believing the magic of Christmas and the joy that it brings to everyone!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base using AC Cardstock – White cut and folded to 6″ x 6″. The snowflake background is from Lawn Fawn – Let It Shine Snowflakes (6″ x 6″) paper pad. I applied this directly to the base using double-sided tape.

Using Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles and my Cuttlebug, I die cut a 3.75″ circle from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the snowman scene image onto it. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then added some snow to the sky and snowman’s arms using a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen. Sakura Glaze – Black was added to the eyes of the snowman and birds and the snowman’s mouth. With a Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear, I added some ink to the top of the Snowman’s hat, sign, icicles, tops of the birdhouses and snow drifts and then heat embossed everything with WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter and a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Stickles – Diamond was added as an extra layer to the snow and Wink of Stella – Clear was applied over all the snowman. This was then set aside to dry.

With my MISTI and Memento – Summer Sky ink I stamped the top part of the globe onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. I cleaned off the stamp and this time, I used some Post-it Notes to hide the background inside the globe and inked the braided border for both the top and bottom of the base with Versamark ink. I applied Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder and heat embossed it using a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. With my globe image still in place on my MISTI, I removed the snowglobe stamp and added the sentiment turning up both ends of the stamp slightly to give the words some curvature. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark ink and then Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder was applied to it and then heat embossed using a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. The base was then coloured in using my Copic markers and a Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear pen was used to colour in the white areas to give it some glitter. I also added some of this pen to the tops of the snowman’s arms. With my scissors, I fussy cut around the entire snow globe.

The card was now ready to assemble. I attached 3M double-side tape to pop up the snow globe onto the main background and then added 3M double-sided tape to the back of the circle and centred it on the top part of the globe. Lastly, to finish off the card, I applied some Nuvo Crystal Drops – Caribbean Ocean, Violet Galaxy and Nuvo Glitter Drops – Sherbert Shimmer to some of the snowflakes on the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Believe Snowman – TFL006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Snow Globe – ULF002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: North Pole Greetings – GL005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Memento – Summer Sky ink, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Lawn Fawn – Let It Shine Snowflakes (6″ x 6″)

Die Cut: Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Stickles: Diamond

Nuvo: Crystal Drops – Caribbean Ocean, Violet Galaxy and Glitter Drops – Sherbert Shimmer

Embossing Powder:Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Cuttlebug, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear, Sakura Glaze – Black pen, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Hat and Buttons: C10, C8, C6, C4

Arms and Sign: E27, E25, E23, E21

Scarves, Patches, Hat Band: RV66, RV63, RV55, BG09, BG07, BG02, BG01

Bird Houses: RV66, RV63, RV55, BG09, BG07, BG02, BG01, E27, E25, E23, E21

Birds: R46, R14, R08

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91

Snow: B60, C1, C00, B0000, BG0000, Colorless Blender

Snow Globe: R46, R14, 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.

Brrr!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Havin’ A Ball Snowman – S147 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Brr… – FDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Brr…. – Winter is coming soon!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″. I cut out the background from Heartfelt Creations – Merry and Bright Collection and sized it to 4″ x 5.25″. Adding double-sided tape, I adhered this to some yellow cardstock. I cut around the yellow cardstock and left a very thin border. Lastly, I applied some double-sided tape and glue and attached it to the base.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image and sentiment with Copic markers. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then I fussy cut around the image and the sentiment. Using a black pen, I outlined all of the edges for the image and sentiment, except in the snowy area. I peeled off the backing to the sentiment pieces and adhered them to the card front. I glued the snowman image in place at the bottom of the cut out background. I applied Stickles – Sea Glass to the Sweater cuffs and trim and a little bit in the snow at the bottom of the snowman. Stickles – HIbiscus was applied to the hat trim and pom pom. Stickles – Diamond was added to the snowballs and Stickles Crystal, Diamond and Stardust were all added to the snow to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Havin’ A Ball Snowman – S147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Brr… – FDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, Heartfelt Creations – Merry and Bright Collection, Yellow Cardstock

Stickles: Sea Glass, Hibiscus, Crystal, Diamond, Stardust

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman and Snowballs: B60, C1, C00, R30, R20, YR18, YR15, YR14, E27, E25, E23

Hat and Scarf: RV66, RV63, RV55, Y17, Y15, Y13

Sweater: B04, B02, B01, B00

Boots: RV66, RV63, RV55, B04, B02, B01, B00, C7, C5, C3, C1

Sentiment: RV66, RV63, RV55, Y17, Y15, Y13, B04, B02, B01, B00

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Chillin’ Charlie – TT049 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Moo-rry Christmas – FDG002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas release is being celebrated this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base from Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards). I cut Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Navy Blue paper to the size of 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8″. The 3.5″ x 4.5″ background was cut from Heartfelt Creations – Festive Winterscapes Collection. I inked around the edges of the base card and background image with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans. The sentiment was added to the base card using Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and my MISTI. The ink was embossed using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I applied the 2 cut pieces together using double-sided tape and then popped them onto the base using 3M  double-sided tape. I had some branches pre-punch from earlier from various green cardstock using my Martha Stuart – Branch punch. I applied liquid glue to the backs of each of the branches and applied them to the popped up background.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then I fussy cut around it. For the hat trim and pop-pom, I used Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear and sprinkled on some WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter. I heated this with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and then repeated the process to give it more texture. The image was popped up onto the background using 3M double-sided tape and a few small Ranger Snowflakes were added. Lastly, I added some Stickles – Diamond to the snowflakes on the background and in the centres of the smaller snowflakes to complete my card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Chillin’ Charlie – TT049 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Moo-rry Christmas – FDG002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards), Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Navy Blue, Heartfelt Creations – Festive Winterscapes Collection

Die Cut: Martha Stuart – Branch punch

Embossing Powder: WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M – 2 sided tape, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear, Ranger Snowflake Glitter

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Cow: C8, C6, C4, C3, C1, C00, B60, R30, R20, R00, R000, E95, E93, E53, E51, E50

Santa Hat: R59, R37, R35, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Collar, Holly and Bell: G43, G29, G28, H 14, YG23, YG03, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08

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.