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Winter Friends!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Winter Friends – TT048 for the main image and Jingle All the Way – H040, for the sentiment. Snowmen are one of my favourite images to colour and how adorable is this happy snowman singing to his little friend?

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of 6″ x 6″ using AC Cardstock – White. I adhered American Crafts – “Kringle and Co” 6 x 6 in. cardstock to the base front. Red and green cardstock were cut to the sizes of 6″ x 1.25″ and 6″ x 1-1/8″ from some spare paper I had. I adhered the green to the red using double-sided tape and some glue to allow me to centre it. The combined strip was put through a Xyron Create a Sticker to keep it flat. I added this combined strip to the card approximately a .25″ up from the bottom. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness was used to ink around all of the edges of the card and it was set aside to dry.

Using my Cuttlebug and paper from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, I die cut the frame with Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Oval die cuts. The image was stamped onto the die cut using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and then added the snow in the sky using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Stickles – Crystal was added to the snow on the ground and along the branches to give it some sparkle.  I set the image to the side to allow the Stickles time to dry.

I cut a piece of Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper to the size of 4″ x 1″. Using my MISTI once again, I stamped the sentiment onto it using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then cut a fish tail on each end. U-Line double sided tape was added to the back of the sentiment and then it was popped up and centred in between the red and green stripe. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the back of the image and it was popped up onto the card above the sentiment once the Stickles had dried. Lastly, I die cut 2 pinecones and some pine leaves using my Cuttlebug and dies from Stampin’ UP! – Pretty Pines Thinlets die set. Liquid glue was used to pieced them altogether. I adhered these to the 2 upper corners of the card and then applied some Stickles – Crystal to the leaves to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Winter Friends – TT048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Jingle All the Way – H040 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, American Crafts – “Kringle and Co” 6 x 6 in. (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm), Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Oval, Stampin’ UP! – Pretty Pines Thinlets (141851)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Stickles – Crystal, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: BV20, B0000, YR68, Y38, Y18, R29, R24, RV00, Colorless Blender

Snowman Hat, Mittens and Scarf: G99, GY67, YG63, YG61, R59, R37, R35

Snowman Boots and Buttons: C9, C7, C5, C3

Bird: R46, R14, R08, Y17

Bird Hat and Scarf: G99, YG67, YG63, R59, R37, R35

Bells: YR27, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00

Tree Branch and Pines: E29, E25, E23, G49

Snow: BV20, B0000, Colorless Blender, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Stickles – Crystal

Sky: 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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

If Kisses Were Snowflakes


Sharing a Christmas card that I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Snowball Gnome from the new November 2022 release. This image comes with 2 other sentiments as well, “You’re the Jolly to my Holly” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside”.

To make my card this week, I started with a 6″ x 6″ card base using AC Cardstock – White. Using double-sided tape, I attached the patterned cardstock of the same size from Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland.  The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Cuttlebug and Gina Marie Designs – Big and Little Pierced Chain Oval Layered Dies, I die cut the image and then coloured it in. With a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, I added snow into the sky. Stickles – Diamond was added to the snow on the ground and snowballs to add some sparkle. Stickles – Crystal was added around the oval and the coloured image was set aside to dry. I fussy cut around the sentiment and then ran the pieces through a Xyron Create a Sticker. The pieces were adhered to Recollections – Black cardstock and then fussy cut again. After everything was dry, U-Line double-sided tape was added to the back of the sentiment pieces and the image. These were all popped up onto the background paper. I added Recollections – Snowflake Specialty Polyester Glitter and a dab of Stickles – Crystal was added to the centre of the snowflakes to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Snowball Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Recollections – Black cardstock, Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland (6″x6″)

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Big and Little Pierced Chain Oval Layered Dies

Stickles: Diamond and Crystal

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Recollections – Snowflake Specialty Polyester Glitter, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W1, W00

Clothing and Hat: R59, R37, R35

Boots and Glove: C9, C7, C5, C1

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Snow and Snowballs: BV20, C00, Colorless Blender, Stickles Diamond

Outer Edge of the Oval: B99

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.

Carolers – Joy To The World!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Carolers – TT011 for the main image and Joy to the World – GLL012, for the sentiment. Seeing these carolers reminds me of my younger days when we would go visiting and sing Christmas carols at our cousins and our parent’s friends’ houses.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base from Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards). Using my Cuttlebug and paper from Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Ice Blue Pack, I die cut the snowflake border with Lawn Fawn – Snowflake Border die cuts. Using the same paper, I cut a thin strip .25″ x 5.5″. With Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust”, I cut a strip 1″ x 5.5″. Using double-sided tape, I attached the 1″ strip directly onto the base card. I ran the other strip through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it to the card next to the 1″ strip. I added liquid glue to the backs of each of the snowflakes for the snowflake border and adhered them over top of the larger strip. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edges of the card.

With my Cuttlebug and dies from My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax, I die cut a large rectangle out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. The image was stamped onto the die cut using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and then added the snow in the sky using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff was added to the trim of the girl’s jacket and then heat set with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to puff it up. Crystal – Stickles was added on top of this and also along her dress hem. DecoArt Snow-Tex sprinkled with DecoArt Glamour Dust and a spatula were used to create the snow on the bottom of the image. Crystal – Stickles was added to add some extra sparkle and give some highlights. Wink of Stella – Clear was added on top of the music books. The sentiment was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Northern Pine ink. It was then die cut using my Cuttlebug and Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes dies. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness was used to ink around the edges. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the sentiment and finished image and popped them both up onto the card. Lastly, I added Ranger – Snowflake Glitter with liquid glue to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Carolers – TT011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Joy to the World – GLL012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness, Memento – Northern Pine, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards), Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Ice Blue Pack, Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” (8.5″ x 11″)

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax – MFT-1268, Lawn Fawn – Snowflake Border (#LF2431), Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes

Snow: DecoArt Snow-Tex, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Crystal – Stickles

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Crystal – Stickles, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Xyron Create a Sticker, Ranger – Snowflake Glitter

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R24, R21 (Eyes: Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23, E47, E44, E43, E42

Boy Mitts, Scarf and EarMuffs: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01

Boy Jacket: R59, R37, R35

Boy Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Boy Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21,

Girl’s Coat and Boots: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Crystal – Stickles

Girl Dress and Leggings: YG67, YG63, YG61, G19, G16, G14, Crystal – Stickles, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Girl EarMuffs and Mittens: YG67, YG63, YG61

Song Books: YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00, Wink of Stella – Clear

Bird: R46, R14, R08

Cat: T9, T7, T5, T4, R01

Dog: E37, E35, E33, R24

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

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.

North Pole Greetings!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps North Pole Penguin – TDG008 for the main image and Seasons Greetings – F300A, for the sentiment. Christmas is getting nearer and this little penguin is helping Santa deliver some of your presents this year!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base from Crate Paper – Boxed Cards – Mittens & Mistletoe (5.5″ x 4.25″). Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edges. With my Cuttlebug and dies from My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax, I die cut a large rectangle out of Forever In Time – Texture Rouge paper and a smaller one out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the large rectangle and it was popped up onto the base card.

The image was stamped onto the smaller rectangle using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and then with a paint brush and a small mixture of DecoArt Glamour Dust, FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint and Delta Ceramcoat – White, I added in the first layer of snow. A little more DecoArt Glamour Dust was added to it while it was still wet. This dried pretty quickly and Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and more glitter were added to give the snow some texture. I also added this to the hat, pompom and sign. Lastly, I added some Crystal – Stickles because you can never have enough glitter. LOL! Wink of Stella – Clear was added to the bows, side of the ball on the pole and down the entire pole. Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold and Wink of Stella – Clear were added to the pink present dots. Once everything was dry, I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and VersaMark ink. Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail was applied over top of the ink and then heat embossed with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. The snow in the sky was created using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the image and popped it up on top of the larger rectangle. To complete my card, I added in 4 YNS – Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops in the corners.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: North Pole Penguin – TDG008 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Seasons Greetings – F300A (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crate Paper – Boxed Cards – Mittens & Mistletoe (5.5″ x 4.25″), Forever In Time – Texture Rouge

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax – MFT-1268

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Crystal – Stickles, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold, DecoArt Glamour Dust, FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, Delta Ceramcoat – White, Cuttlebug, Wink of Stella – Clear, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, YNS – Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Penguin: W9, W7, W5, W3, W00, E15, YR14, Y17, Y11, RV00, EE42, E41, E40, Colorless Blender (Eyes: Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hat, Scarf, Sign and Ribbon: R59, R37, R35

Presents: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR08, YG07, YG05, YG03, RV14, RV13, RV10

Pole: R46, R14, R08, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

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.

Wild Flowers – Just A Note


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital DesignMilk Can – Wildflowers from the October 2022 release. This image comes with 2 other sentiments as well, “You make it beautiful” and “Some people, like flowers, just give pleasure by being“.

I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ 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.  Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut the printed image and sentiment. With the Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Rectangle Die Set and my Cuttlebug, I die cut Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock. With Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass and a finger dauber, the edges of the base card were inked all around. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the die cut and it was popped up onto the base card.

The image was coloured in with Copic markers. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the coloured image and it was popped up onto gold die cut. YNS – Cosmic Crush Gumdrops were added to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Milk Can – Wildflowers – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass

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

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Rectangle Die Set, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, YNS – Cosmic Crush Gumdrops, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Milk Can: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00

Flowers and Leaves: G99, G21, YG67, YG17, BV20, Y17

Shadow: BG01, BG000, BG0000, Colorless Blender

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.

Meowy Christmas!


It’s the last day of the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop and today I’m sharing a Christmas card I made using Gerda Steiner Designs –  Deck The Halls – GSD438. I thought this image was adorable! Have fun hopping everyone!

I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut the background to be the same size using Wild Rose Studio – Winter Bauble Paper and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass and a finger dauber, I inked around all of the edges of the card. With my Cuttlebug and Hero Arts – Infinity Dies – Ornaments, I die cut a large ornament from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock and the ribbon and topper from a scrap piece of gold cardstock.

Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock and with Versafine – Majestic Blue, I stamped the sentiment onto the base card. I embossed the sentiment with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and then heat set it with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and with a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen designs were added to the ornaments and light bulbs. I tried to create the ornament as close to the paper as I could. Once this was completed, using liquid glue, I attached the top piece and the bow to the ornament. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the back of ornament die cut and it was popped up onto the background. With a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, I added in some string for the bauble.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Deck The Halls – GSD438 – Gerda Steiner Designs

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versafine – Majestic Blue, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass

Die Cuts: Hero Arts – Infinity Dies – Ornaments (D1400)

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Wild Rose Studio – Winter Bauble Paper (6″ x 6)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool), Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool,

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitten: T9, T7, T5, T3, R30, R22

Large Ornament: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, Y11, Y00, YG00, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Baubles: BV11, BV02, BV00, BV000

Lights and Wire Cord: R14, RV42, G07, YG07, YG01, B06, B04, B000

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Also entered into:

https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/share-your-designs/play-along-in-november-22-challenge

 

Paw-sitively Good!


It’s day 5 of the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop and today I’m sharing a Christmas card I made using Your Next Stamp –  Meowy Christmas – CYNS681. Having so much fun with this amazing hop and look forward to it every year.

I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut the background to be the same size using My Favourite Things – Pawsome Prints paper and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug, Creative Expressions – Festive Collection – Bold Snowflake Frame dies and Recollections – Blue Hues Shimmer Cardstock, I cut out the large snowflake and frame. Using some scrap dark blue paper, I die cut the large outline. I tore along the top of a small piece of Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper and then die cut it with the larger cirlce die from the same die set. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans and a finger dauber, the edges were inked all around the base card. With liquid glue, I attached the large snowflake to the background border. I then attached the snow piece that I had cut previously with liquid glue as well. Then, using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, I coloured in some snow in the sky.

Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then I fussy cut around it. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the image and popped it up into centre of the circle. The shadow was added using B52. The sentiments were both stamped onto the dark blue paper with VersaMark ink and then embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. I cut out the larger sentiment with my cutter and the smaller one using my Cuttlebug and Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips. I attached U-line double sided tape the sentiments and coloured image frame and popped up everything onto the card base.

U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the backs of three Creative Impressions – Brads – Snowflake – Winter with a double layer. They were all popped up onto the card and then YNS Gumdrops – Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops were applied to the centres to finish the card off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Meowy Christmas – CYNS681 – Your Next Stamp

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans

Die Cuts: Creative Expressions – Festive Collection – Bold Snowflake Frame (CED3077), Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., My Favourite Things – Pawsome Prints (6″ x 6″), Recollections – Blue Hues Shimmer Cardstock (8.5″ x 11″), Dark Blue paper, Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2-sided tape, YNS Gumdrops – Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops, MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool), Creative Impressions – Brads – Snowflake – Winter, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cat and Envelope: T9, T7, T5, T4, T3, T1, R21, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Halo: Y08, Y04

Shadow: B52

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Also entered into https://blog.yournextstamp.com/challenge-191-midnight-comment-for-the-chance-to-win/

 

It’s Paw-ty Time!


It’s day 4 of the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop and today I’m sharing a card I made using Avery Elle –  Birthday Paw-ty Clear Stamps. Having so much fun with this amazing hop and look forward to it every year.

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I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut the background to be the same size using Echo Park – It’s Your Birthday paper and adhered it directly to the base. Bazzil Cardstock – Jetstream was cut to 3.5″ x 3.5″ and popped up into the centre of the card using U-Line double-sided tape. Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock was cut to the size of 3.25″ x 3.25″. Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the images and sentiment from the Birthday Paw-Ty Clear Stamps stamp set onto the Copic paper. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the die cut and it was popped up onto centre square. YNS Gumdrops – Happy Harvest and some balloons were added to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Birthday Paw-Ty Clear Stamps – Avery Elle

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Echo Park – It’s Your Birthday (12″ x 12″), Bazzil Cardstock – Jetstream (12″ x 12″)

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2-sided tape, YNS Gumdrops – Happy Harvest, MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool)

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cat: C9, C7, C5, C3, R20

Dog: E34, E33, E31, E29, E27, E23

Hats and Hooray: Y17, Y15, Y13, R46, R14, R08

Presents and Bows: E15, YR24, Y35, Y08, BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01

Shadow: C2, C1, C00

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Hallowe’en Kitty and Friends!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe’en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Hallowe’en Kitty – TT042 for the image and Happy Halloween – H232 for the sentiment. I thought it would be fun to end the month off with another spooky card since Hallowe’en is only a few days away from now.

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″. Textura Select Cardstock – Tropicana was cut to the same size as the base and adhered using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug, Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card was die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. I stamped the main image onto the die cut and the sentiment onto a scrap piece of orange cardstock using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Using my Cuttlebug and Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips, I die cut the sentiment that I stamped.

The image was coloured in and then I used a black Prismacolor Premier Pencil to highlight a few of the areas to make them stand out a little more. I also extended the fence to the ends of the die cut on both sides. I added back in the whites of the eyes with a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and some stars in the night sky. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the sentiment and the coloured image. They were both popped up onto the base to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Hallowe’en Kitty – TT042 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Halloween – H232 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Textura Select Cardstock – Tropicana (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Black Cat: C9, C7, C5, R22, R20

Hat: V17, V09, V06, V04, YR68, YR24, YR18, YR16, YR04, E15, Y35, Y08

Mouse: W5, W3, W1, R20

Bat: BV29, BV25, BV23

Ghost: BV20, C00, Colorless Blender

Moon: Y00, BV20, C00, Colorless Blender

Gravestone: YR18, YR16, T5, T3, T1

Grass: G99, YG67, YG17

Sky: C9, BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable Fall 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.

 

Also entered this into the following contests

https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-154-cats-and-dogs-challenge.html

 

Making Beautiful Music!!


Today, I’m sharing a Christmas card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Making Beautiful Music – D152002. This little angel is so sweet and is spreading Christmas cheer to everyone early this year.

To create this card I began by making a base of 5.5″ x 5.5″ using AC Cardstock – White. AC – Christmas Cardstock – Green was cut to be the same size as the base and then adhered to the card using double-sided tape. The frame was created using Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss die-cutting machine, Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Ornate Holly Framed Noel die and Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” paper. I applied liquid glue to the back of this piece and then adhered it to the card.

With my Cuttlebug, I die cut a 3.5″ x 3.5″ square using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. The main image was stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I cleaned off the angel and then stamped in place again using VersaMark ink for the snowflakes. Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail was applied to the image and then heat embossed with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I coloured in the image and then added some sparkles onto the dress using a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen. Sparkle was added to wings with Clear – Wink of Stella. To make the snowflakes a little brighter and to add some smaller snowflakes in the sky, I used a white Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. I created a small mixture of FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Delta Ceramcoat – White onto an acrylic block and with a paint brush added in the snowy background along the bottom of the square. Using a small Stylus, I added in a few more sparkly snowflakes and sprinkled DecoArt Glamour Dust over them while they were still wet. This was then put aside to dry.

Using my Cuttlebug, I die cut 6 petals and 7 leaves out of scraps of paper using Spellbinders – Holiday Flower & Greenery dies. Liquid glue was used to attach the petals together and the I added U-Line double-sided tape and some liquid glue to the bottoms of them to attach them to the card. I trimmed the leaves and with a small amount of liquid glue applied to the tips of the leaves, I adhered them to the card under the flowers. PinkFresh Studio – Essentials Jewel Mix yellow jewels were glued to the centre of each flower. Using my Cuttlebug once again, I die cut 2 sentiments using Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Ornate Holly Framed Noel die with some scrap gold paper. The oval was die cut using Creative Expressions – Frames and Tags – Charlotte dies and a scrap piece of AC – Christmas Cardstock – Burgundy. I glued the 2 sentiments on top of each other to give it some dimension and then attached the sentiment to the oval. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the back of the finished image and it was popped up onto the centre of the card. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the oval and it was popped up onto the top of the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Making Beautiful Music – D152002 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC – Christmas Cardstock, Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” (8.5″ x 11″)

Die Cuts: Creative Expressions – Frames and Tags – Charlotte (CED4319), Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Ornate Holly Framed Noel – CED3073, Spellbinders – Holiday Flower & Greenery (S1-099), My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, PinkFresh Studio – Essentials Jewel Mix, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Cuttlebug, Clear – Wink of Stella

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Dress: R59, R37, R35, R21, C1, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Wing: BG0000, BG000, B0000, Y000, RV0000, Clear – Wink of Stella

Flower: R59, R37, R35, R21, Y35

Horn: E15, YR24, Y35, Y08

Background Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Snow: FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Delta Ceramcoat – White

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.

Snow Kisses!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a snow lady Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Snow Kisses – TT059 for the main image and Holly Jolly – K048 for the sentiment. I’ve always loved snow people and birds and this stamp combo makes me smile because it has both.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White, cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. I cut 2 strips of Doodlebug Design Inc. – Winter Wonderland coloured snowflake pattern to the size of 6″ x .75″. 2 strips of Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment paper to the size of 6″ x .25″ and 1 strip of Forever In Time – Textura Sky cut to the size of 6″ x 4″. With Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough and a blending brush, I inked around all of the edges of the larger pieces. I ran all of the smaller pieces through my Xyron Create a Sticker. The pieces were then attached to the base card from top to bottom. I used liquid glue to attach the larger piece. I trimmed around the 3 sides of the card with a paper trimmer to make it all even.

For the frame around the image, using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss die cutting machine, I die cut the entire frame with Doodlebug Design Inc. – Winter Wonderland paper and Penny Black – Graceful Stackers dies. 2 dies were pieced together for the pink frame using my cutting device and Forever In Time – Textura Blush cardstock. Lastly, I stamped the image with Memento – Summer Sky ink onto Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” using my MISTI. I took this piece and ran it through my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss die cutting machine again so that it would fit snug into the frame. I cut off the remainder following the stamped snow along the top and inked it with the Memento – Summer Sky ink. Using liquid glue, I applied the pink frame over top of the snowflake die cut while carefully matching up the edges. Liquid glue was applied to the lower back of the snow piece and it was attached to the snowflake background inside the frame.

The image was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. After colouring the images, I fussy cut around all of them and then with a black marker, inked around all of the edges. I popped up the snowlady using U-Line double-sided tape and attached her to the card under the snow. The little bird was also popped up using U-Line double-sided tape and some liquid glue. Using Copic B41, I added in some shadows in the snow and Stickles – Hibiscus was applied to the scarf and pompom to give them some extra sparkle.

The sentiment was stamped onto Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment using my MISTI and Versamark ink. Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail was applied and then heat embossed using a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles, I die cut the sentiment. The edges were inked around using a finger dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough. The snowflake was cut using my Cuttlebug, Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” cardstock and die from Recollections – Christmas Snowflakes Clear Stamp & Die set. I popped up both the sentiment and snowflake using U-Line double-sided tape onto the card. Lastly, I added 3 Doodlebug Designs Inc. – Sprinkles onto the frame to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Snow Kisses – TT059 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Holly Jolly – K048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Winter Wonderland (6″ x 6″), Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment (12″ x 12″), Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” (8.5″ x 11″), Forever In Time – Textura Sky, Forever In Time – Textura Blush

Die Cuts: Penny Black – Graceful Stackers (51-658), My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136, Recollections – Christmas Snowflakes Clear Stamp & Die 529291

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Stickles – Hibiscus, Cuttlebug, Blending Brush, Doodlebug Designs Inc. – Sprinkles, Xyron Create a Sticker, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snow Lady: BV20, C00, Colorless Blender, YR18, YR12, YR07, YR04, R29, R27, R24, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black), Stickles – Hibiscus

Mitt’s, Coat and Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG13, BG11

Scarf and Trim: RV69, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02

Birds and Earmuffs: B97, B95, B93, B91, R46, R14, R08, YR12, YR07, YR04, R85, R83, R81, RV55, RV17, RV14, BV02, BV01, BV00

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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Fido’s Hallowe’en


Sharing a Hallowe’en slim line card I made today using KLM Digital DesignFido – Hallowe’en Freebie from the new October 2022 release.  Fido is all set for Trick or Treating with his little “Bee” outfit. Do you dress up your pets for Hallowe’en too?

To make my card this week, I started with a 7″ x 7″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I scored this at 3.5″, so that the final card base measured 3.5″ x 7″. To create my background, I die cut the haunted house and path using an Anna Griffin Empress Mini cutting Machine, Recollections – Black cardstock and Say It With Stamps – #6 Haunted House Coverplate Die. The little bats were cut from the same die set at the same time. For the yellow behind the windows I cut a solid piece using Momenta – Cardstock. I glued this into place on the back of the die cut using liquid glue. I love how the Momenta paper had the colour variations of yellow. Using the die cut as a reference as to where to place the background colours, I applied a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks for the sky listed below and Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the path with Gina K. Designs blending brushes. Once the background was coloured in, I applied glue to the back of the die cut and adhered it to the card. Using the same cutting machine again, I die cut the sentiments 3 times using scrap pieces of orange and black cardstock which I had run through my Xyron Create a Sticker first so that it would be easier to attach them on top of each other later. I pieced them all together and attached them to the card. The 3 bats were then placed around the sentiment.

The image was imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The images were coloured in and then Wink of Stella – Clear was applied to the wings to make them sparkly.  Both images were fussy cut and U-Line double-sided tape was applied to both and they were popped up onto the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Fido – Hallowe’en Freebie – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Villainous Potion, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot

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

Die Cuts: Say It With Stamps – #6 Haunted House Coverplate Die, Halloweeen – MSPCI

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Xyron Create a Sticker, Gina K. Designs blending brushes, Wink of Stella – Clear

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dog: E55, E53, E51, E50, E49, E47, E29, E27, E25, E23, R30, R29, R24, R20, C00, Colorless Blender

Costume and Wings: Y17, Y15, Y08, Y04, 100, N0, N7, N5, B0000, BG0000, Y0000, RV0000, Wink of Stella – Clear

Pumpkin: YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12, Y08, C9

Sky: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Villainous Potion, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot

Pathway: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke

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.

Ho Ho Ho!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Santa In Chimney – S202 for the image. Christmas is only a few months away, so I’m busy making more Christmas cards for this year to give away! How about you?

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″. DCWV – Holiday Cheer was cut to the same size and applied to the base using double-sided tape. The image was die-cut using Anna Griffin Empress Mini Cutting Machine, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was stamped onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Once it was coloured in, I applied some Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff to his beard and then heat set it with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to make it puff up. Stickles – Diamond was applied to the Coat trim and hat, as well as the roof. Stickles – Gold was applied all around the die-cut to create some extra sparkle. Stickles – Star Dust was applied to the insides of the background flowers and some snowflakes.  Once everything was dry, I added some U-Line double-sided tape and popped up the main coloured image onto the base card. For the sentiment, I die cut Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper with the Anna Griffin Empress Mini Cutting Machine using Jolly Quickutz – Deck the Halls limited edition gift set. I applied Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips to the Sentiment and popped it up onto the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Santa In Chimney – S202 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

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

Die Cuts: Jolly Quickutz – Deck the Halls limited edition gift set, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Stickles: Diamond, Gold, Star Dust

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Stickles – Diamond, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: C2, C1, C00

Coat and Hat Trim: C2, C1, C00, Stickles – Diamond

Clothing: R59, R37, R35

Belt and Mitts: 100, T9, T7, T5, E15, Y38, Y35, Y15

Sack: G99, YG67, YG63, YG61, R59, Y37, R35

Chimney: E97, E19, E08, T5, T3, T1

Roof: BV20, B60, C1, C00, Stickles – Diamond

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

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.

Merry Christmoose, Eh!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card for some friends overseas using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Canadian Christmas Greeting – R048 for the main image and Merry Christmoose, Eh! for the sentiment. The trees were added in using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Evergreen Tree HLF001 and Evergreen Tree 2 HLF002.

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″. The sky was added directly to the front of the base panel with a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Broken China and a Gina K. Designs blending brush. Lawn Fawn – Snowy Sky stencil and Stampin Up – Winter White were added next to create some falling snow in the background. Then, using the same stencil again, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste was applied to add some glittering snowflakes. The sentiment was stamped onto Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. The paper was then cut to be 5.5″ x 1″ and I tore along the top of the paper to create snow drifts. I did this once again with a larger size (5.5″ x 2.5″) to create some dimension. U-Line double-sided tape was added to both pieces, with a double-layer on the sentiment piece and they were both popped up onto the base card.

The images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Memento – Tuxedo Black for the main image and Memento – Cottage Ivy for the trees. After colouring the images, I fussy cut around all of them and popped up the main image behind the 1st snow hill. Liquid glue was applied behind the trees and they were tucked in behind the larger hill to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Canadian Christmas Greeting – R048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Evergreen Tree HLF001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Evergreen Tree 2 HLF002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Merry Christmoose, Eh! (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Memento – Cottage Ivy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Stampin Up – Winter White

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper

Stencil: Lawn Fawn – Snowy Sky

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Moose: E53, E51, E50, E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, R30, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Beaver: E49, E29, E27, E25, E23, Stickles – Diamond

Wreath, Holly Leaves and Bow: G99, YG67, YG63, YG61, R59, R37, R35

Belt: 100, T9, T7, T5, E15, Y38, Y35, Y15

Tambourine: E15, Y38, Y35, Y15, R59, R37, R35

Hat: R59, R37, R35, BV20, Colorless Blender, Stickles – Diamond

Baubles: V17, V15, V12, C3, C2, C0, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver, Stampin Up – Winter White, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste

Candy Cane: R59, R37, R35, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen

Beard: Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste, Stampin Up – Winter White

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.

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
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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.

A Good Guy


Sharing a CAS card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Fido and Friend Male from the new September 2022 release. This image comes with 2 other sentiments as well, “Thank You for being a wonder friend” and “Every snack you bake, Every meal you bake, Every bit you take, I’ll be watching you”. I think this last sentiment is so true for our furry friends. LOL! I chose the sentiment I used on this card because I know I found my 4 leaf lucky clover and he became my wonderful, kind, caring and loving husband.

To make my card this week, I started with a 5.5″ x 4.25″ 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. The image and sentiment were cut to be the same size as the base and the image was coloured in. This was then applied to the base card using double-sided tape. Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper was die cut using my Cuttlebug and Lawn Fawn Cuts – Lucky Clovers. I ran this die cut through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it to the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Fido and Friend Male – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Lucky Clovers

Miscellaneous: 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Overalls and Hat: B26, B23, B21, (Buttons – Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver)

Shirt: E87, E84, E81

Boots: E49, E43, E42, E41, E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31

Dog: E55, E53, E51, E50, E49, E47, E29, E27, E25, E23, R30, R29, R24, R20

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.