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Over The Hill Dinosaur!!


Sharing the first image and sentiment from KLM Digital Designs today from the new February release called Dinosaur Collection. Love this collection and the images are great for masculine cards too! Over the next few days, more images and sentiments from this set will be posted. Watch for them! LOL!

To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer and coloured it in with Copic markers. Microsoft Word was used to import the shape and line weight of 3 was used for the thickness. I imported the sentiment and sized it to fit inside the shape. This was printed out on Recollections – White cardstock and then I used my cutter to keep the lines straight.

To add some dimension to the card, I die cut some small clouds using Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper. Copic markers were used to add some colour to them. My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out die was used to cut out the main image and Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B were used to die cut the larger square using Recollections – Black cardstock.

To assemble the card, the 2 squares were attached using double-sided tape. The clouds and sentiment were popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Larger cloud was attached with Tombow glue.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Dinosaur Collection (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Die Cut: Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky, Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dinosaur: E89, E87, E84, E81

Mountain: E89, E59, E53, E49, E35, E33, E27, E23, Colorless Blender

Sky: R32, R11, R00, B91, B01, B00, B000, BG70,

Clouds: B60, C1, C0, 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.

Polar Bear and Friend!!


Sharing this adorable image called Polar Bear and Friend from KLM Digital Designs today from the January release. This set comes with 3 sentiments, “You are Amazing”, “You’re My Sunshine on a Rainy Day” and “Best Friends Forever”, which I used on my card.

To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers. The sentiment was brought into Microsoft Word.  I imported the shape within Microsoft Word and used a weight of 3 for the solid line. Then, I brought the sentiment to the front and centred it in the middle of the shape. I printed this out on Recollections White cardstock and then just fussy cut around it.

I used AC White paper to create the base shape of the card 12″ x 6″. I scored the paper at 6″. I used Recollections – Blue Ombre Cardstock for the main background, cut to the same size as the base card. This was attached using double-sided tape.

Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider dies and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. and Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper. Penny Black – Winter Roof die was used to die cut the icicles. The snow drifts on the bottom of the card were die cut using dies from Lawn Fawn – Stitched Hillside Borders. Once the icicles and snow drifts were die cut, I used the Tattered Lace die cut again so that everything would layer to the shape of the smaller rectangle. I used my Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug – Snow Dots stencil twice to create the texture to the larger rectangle. Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel was added to the icicles and front layer of snow. Stickles – Diamond was used to add texture to the back snow drift. Once everything was dry, I inked around all of the outside edges of the snow, rectangular shapes and main background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch.

To assemble the card, I used double-sided tape to attach the large rectangle shape directly to the base card. The smaller rectangle shape was assembled separately, then attached to the larger rectangular shape using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Tombo glue was used to add the icicles and layers of snow to the smaller rectangluar shape. The image and sentiment were popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. To complete the card, Stickles – Diamond was added below the bear to create a shadow and also some streaks along the snow.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Polar Bear and Friend (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Recollections – Blue Ombre Cardstock, Recollections – White Cardstock, AC White Cardstock, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″

Die Cut: Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider, Penny Black – Winter Roof – 51-475, Lawn Fawn – Stitched Hillside Borders

Stencil: Cuttlebug – Snow Dots

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Penguin: W9, W7, W5, W3, E15, Y17, YR16, YR15, E43, E42, E41, E40, R11, RV00, Colorless Blender, White Prismacolor Premier Pencil

Polar Bear: W9, BV20, C1, C00, R24, R22, R11, RV00, E35, E33, E31, C1, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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When You Believe!


Today, I’m sharing an inspirational card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called When You Believe – D20007. I’ve been told that to become a ballet dancer it takes a lot of hard work and practice. This can also be said for many other professions as well. The overwhelming feeling of success and joy when one achieves their goals is always worth the hard work.

To make this card I used a base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I printed out the background using my HP Printer and pattern from Nana Vics Digitals – Ballerina #1 Digital Paper. I cut it the same size as the base card and used double-sided tape to attached it on top. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry was used to ink around all of the edges.

I stamped the image using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic markers. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the image. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry onto Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Then, I cleaned off the stamp and stamped the sentiment again, this time using VersMark ink. I added Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and then heat embossed the powder with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I fussy cut around the sentiment and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry ink to ink around the edges. The image was then centred over the fancy rectangle I die cut using DIY Scrapbooking Artist – Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle Dies using glue.

To assemble the card, I added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the backs of the large triangle and sentiment. These were both attached directly to the patterned background. Lastly, to complete the card, I used some Craftin’ Desert Divas – Sherbet Sequins for embellishments.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  When You  Believe – D20007 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, VersaMark, HP Printer – Colour

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Nana Vics Digitals – Ballerina #1 Digital Paper

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, DIY Scrapbooking Artist – Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Craftin’ Desert Divas – Sherbert Sequins

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair:  E15, Y21, YR23

Dress, Bun Band and Shoes: RV09, R83, R81, RV00, RV000

Background: RV09

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.

Happy Bee-lated!!


Sharing a bee-lated birthday card I made using this adorable image called Bee Gnome from KLM Digital Designs today. This adorable image also comes with 3 sentiments.

To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers. To add some honey coming out of the large jar, I used a Q-Tip and VersaMark ink to create the overflow and then added Emerald Creek – Seth Apter – Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture embossing powder. This was heat set using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I did this twice. The image was put through my Xyron Creative Station to turn the image into a sticker. I attached the image to some black cardstock and fussy cut around the image again.

I used Hammermill paper to create the base shape of the card 8.5″ x 4.25″. I scored the paper at 4.25″. I opened up Microsoft Word and imported the background papers from Bee Digital Paper – Digital Designs and Art. For the main background I sized the image to to 5.25″ x 4″. I drew 2 large ovals within the Microsoft Word application and made 1 black and the other a honey yellow colour. I imported the sentiment from Bee Gnome (KLM Digital Designs) and placed it in front of the smaller oval. Then I printed out everything on my printer. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber was used to ink around all of the sides of the background paper.

To assemble the card, I added double-sided tape to the back of the background paper and attached it directly to the base. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was added to the back of the image then popped up on the front of the card. Lastly, I added some bee embellishments from Buttons Galore & More – Spring Fling Collection – SF100 Busy Bees using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Bee Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, HP Printer – Colour, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Bee Digital Paper – Digital Designs and Art

Embellishments: Buttons Galore & More – Spring Fling Collection – SF100 Busy Bees

Embossing Powder: Emerald Creek – Seth Apter – Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Creative Station, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E42

Shirt: E87, E84, E81

Pants: E27, E25, E23

Hat and Jar: Y38, Y18, Y17, Y35, YR21, Y11

Socks: Y38, Y17, Y18, C9, C7, C5

Shoes: C9, C7, C5, C2

Honey Dipper Stick: YR23, YR21, YR20, E42, E41, E40

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.

When You Love Someone!


Today, I’m sharing a Valentine’s card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called When You Love Someone – D20005. I just love this adorable couple. This image could also be used for an Anniversary card too!

To make this card I used a base card of 6″ x 6″ using AC White cardstock. I added the base background using the paper from Stampin’ Up! – Have a Cuppa with double-sided tape. Then, I die-cut 4 hearts using my Cuttlebug and Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Worn Lipstick and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough were used to colour around the edges of the card and also all of the hearts.

I stamped the image using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic markers. Then I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image. I stamped the sentiment using Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and my MISTI. I used Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and then heat embossed the powder with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool onto the smallest heart.

To assemble the card, the largest heart was attached directly to the base background using glue. I added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the backs of the remaining hearts and coloured image and then layered them on top of each other. To complete the card, I added in some hearts from Jot – Jewel Stickers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  When You Love Someone – D20005 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Worn Lipstick, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Stampin’ Up! – Have a Cuppa – 6″ x 6″, AC White cardstock, Hot Pink cardstock

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Jot – Jewel Stickers

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

Dress, Bow and Shoes: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Shirt and Vest: G82, G46, G43, G40, E29, E27, E25, E23

Boots: E57, E55, E53, E51

Heart: BG57, BG45, BG34, R85, R83, R81, C3, C2, C1

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.

St. Patty’s Day 2021!!


Sharing this adorable image called St. Patty’s Day Gnome from KLM Digital Designs today from the new February release. My grandmother and her family migrated from Ireland to Canada many, many years ago, so St. Patrick’s Day is extra special to our family. We even used to joke that my one Uncle looked like a Leprechaun. LOL! May the luck of the Irish be with you all this coming St. Patrick’s Day.

To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers.

I used Hammermill paper to create the base shape of the card 8.5″ x 4.25″. I scored the paper at 4.25″. I opened up Microsoft Word and imported the background papers from Leska’s Digitals – St. Patrick’s Day. For the main background I sized the image to to 5.5″ x 4.25″ and then imported the sentiment from KLM Digital Designs St. Patty’s Day Gnome and gave it a green background. I brought the sentiment to the front on the main background so that it would print out in one piece. For the smaller oval, I imported the image from Leska’s Digitals – St. Patrick’s Day papers and sized it to 4.25″ x 3.5″.

For the inside of the card, I imported the papers image and then sized it at 5.25″ x 4″. I drew a white rectangle at 4.75″x3.5″ and placed it over top of the background. I imported the images for the 2 KLM sentiments St. Patty’s Day Gnome and brought them to the front within Microsoft Word. I also added a small square with a larger shamrock. Then I printed out everything on my printer.

I used Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals to die cut the background oval and green oval on the front of the card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Forest Moss was used to ink around all of the edges of the card and the ovals. Using double sided tape, I attached the large background directly to the base of the card and the sentiment print out to the inside of the card. I fussy cut around the large shamrock, applied some glue to the back of it and attached it to the inside of the card.

I ran the small oval through my Xyron Creative Station to make it a sticker and then attached it directly to the larger oval. To complete the card, I applied 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the large oval and coloured image and then popped them both up on the front of the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: St. Patty’s Day (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, HP Printer – Colour, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Forest Moss

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Leska’s Digitals – St. Patrick’s Day

Die Cut: Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: YR18 YR14, E18, E08

Hat and Pants: YG97, YG25, YG17

Shirt: YG07, YG05, YG01

Shamrocks: G99, G94, G24, YG07, YG05, YG01, YG00

Shoes: C9, C7, C5, C2

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.

Ella the Elephant!!


Today, I’m sharing a card using this adorable image from KLM Digital Designs new February release called Ella The Elephant. The image comes with 3 different sentiments. Like so many others, I’ve been missing my family and friends a lot due to Covid lockdowns, so I chose the “Miss You” sentiment for my card. Hopefully, times will get better this year and we’ll be able to see our distant families and friends again.

To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers.

I used AC White Cardstock for the base card size of 6″ x 6″ and ScrapBerry’s Tropics paper for the background. I ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station because I wanted it to lay flat on the background. I used my Cuttlebug to die cut the grass using Lawn Fawn – Grassy Hillside Borders and green cardstock. Then I edged around it using Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint. I applied double-sided tape to the back of the grass and applied it directly to the base, then I positioned the elephant in front and behind the grass.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Ella The Elephant (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, HP Printer Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC White Cardstock, ScrapBerry’s Tropics – 6×6 Paper Collection, Lime Green cardstock

Die Cut: Lawn Fawn – Grassy Hillside Borders

Tools: Cuttlebug, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: W3, W2, W1, W0, R22, R20, B04, B02, B00, C1

Ribbon and Flower: RV14, RV13, RV10, Y17, Y08

Leaves and Stem: YG67, YG65, YG61, G07

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.

Happiness


Hi Everyone! It’s the new year and it’s never too early to start making your Christmas cards. Today, I’m featuring a Christmas card from Dreamerland Crafts new Christmas release called Happiness Is Time Spent With A Good Friend – D20009.

To create this card, I first stamped my images using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink.  The images were coloured in with Copic markers. Then I fussy cut around them and went around the edges with a black marker and set them aside.

Next, I worked on the background. I cut Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. to the size of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I created the sky using the Tim Holtz inks listed below and then added in some snow using Stamperi – Glamour Paste – Sparkling White and sprinkling on some Martha Stewart Crafts – Crystal Fine Glitter while it was still wet. I then set this aside to dry. Once the paste was dry, I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink. The sentiment was embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat set the embossing powder.

The bench was die cut using Joy Crafts – Floral Flourishes – 6002/0191, my Cutttlebug and Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Christmas paper. Shadows were added in using T5 Copic Marker. I created a base card using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. to the size of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I added double-sided tape to the coloured background and adhered it directly to the base. Using double-sided tape, I added the bench to the background. I popped up the images on the bench using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The snow and stars were added in using a combination of Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Sequins was added from some mixed sparkles I had.

To finish off the card, I added in some Cosmic Shimmer – Fluffy Puff around the bottom of each of the legs of the bench and also onto the trim of the girl’s cape, kitten’s cape and pompom. Lastly, I added some Stickles – Diamond onto the snow and the girl’s cape for added texture.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Happiness Is Time Spent With A Good Friend – D20009 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Salty Ocean

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Christmas

Glitter \ Snow: Stamperi – Glamour Paste – Sparkling White, Stickles – Diamond, Cosmic Shimmer – Fluffy Puff

Die Cuts: Joy Crafts – Floral Flourishes – 6002/0191

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Face: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Cape and Dresses:  BG72, BG57, BG34, BG11

Pants: T7, T5, T4, T3

Boots: E55, E50, E29, E27, E25, E23

Kitty: T7, T5, T3, R20, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hat and Antlers: C2, R39, R37, R35

Sky: Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen,

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.

Grad Gnome!!


My nephew graduated and I couldn’t resist sharing this adorable little Graduation Gnome With Diploma from KLM Digital Designs that I made for him. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “Congrats Grad!”, which I’ve used on my card and also, “Congratulations” and “Today is your day!”.

To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers.

I used Hammermill paper to create the base shape of the card 8.5″ x 4.25″. I scored the paper at 4.25″. Then I used a mixture of Tim Holtz inks to create the background. Once I was satisfied with the look, I used Hammerill paper, my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Confetti Panel Die and popped this die cut up over the coloured background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The sentiment was die cut using MFT – Die-namics Pierced Fishtail Flags, inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door and then popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

The sentiment was popped up the same way to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Graduation Gnome With Diploma (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Wild Honey, Festive Berries, Wilted Violet and Lucky Clover

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

Die Cut: Your Next Stamp – Confetti Panel Die – YNSD770, MFT – Die-namics Pierced Fishtail Flags

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E42

Hat, Shoes and Gown: C10, C8, C6, T10, T8, Black (100)

Diploma: E41, E40

Tassel: R59, R39, R37, R35

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.

Thank Ewe!!


Hi Everyone! On December 11, 2020, I went in to have Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgery. The surgery went really well with no complications and I was home on the same day. I had a lot of rest over the past month, recovering, sleeping long hours and sleeping peacefully knowing that I no longer had to worry. I started back to work remotely last week. It was a long awaited surgery and I was extremely happy to have been lucky enough to have it during these Covid times, as many surgery’s were being cancelled. I had been dealing with Pre-Cancer off and on for the past 12 years beginning in my late 40’s, having multiple smaller operations and taking medication. My aunt had died in her 50’s because she didn’t seek help from a doctor until it was too late and my mother was also diagnosed with Uterine Cancer in her early 50’s as well. Thankfully, my mom was just in the early stages and had the operation in time and has had no issues since. It’s amazing how far technology and science have come. Not long ago, you would have spent a minimum of 2 weeks in the hospital and then another 5 – 6 weeks to recover at home.

As a thank you to the surgeons and nurses that took such good care of me before, during and after my surgery, I made them all cards to express my thanks. I thought I would share them with you and hope you like them too.

All of the cards used Hammermill 5.5″ x 4.25″ for the base. For the front of my cards, I made them all the same using Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas) retired stamp for the sentiment and main image. I coloured it in with Copic markers and then stamped the image again onto Post-It note to used as a mask. I layered the mask over top of the lamb and used my cloud stencil that I made from Avery Elle – PiercedCloudsDie and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean to create the clouds. The embossed front was made using Cuttlebug – Thank You Embossing Folder.

To make the inside of the nurses card, I used Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions) for the main image and top sentiment and Craftin Desert Divas – Tissue Time for the bottom sentiment. I coloured in the image with Copic markers.

For the inside of the cards for the surgeons, I printed out the stamps from MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things) and MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things) for the images and sentiments using High Quality Grayscale. Then coloured them in with Copic Markers.

 

 

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas), Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things), MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things)

Sentiments: Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas), Craftin Desert Divas – Tissue Time, MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

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

Die Cut: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274, MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things)

Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug – Thank You

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Lamb: B60, C5, C3, C1, B05, B04, B00, T7, T5, T3, R22, R20, Colorless Blender, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Bell: YR24, YR23, Y15, Y11

Bow: R89, R85, R83, R81

Fence: E25, E23, E21, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen

Greenery: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Flowers: V04, BV01, Y17, Y15, Y13, B02

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E22, R22, R20

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14, E47, E44, E43

Hat and Outfits: B29, B26, B24, B23, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11

Shoes: B41, B21, B14, B12

Table and Chairs: E42, E41, E40, C5, C3, C1

Coffee Mugs and Coffee: B06, B05, B04, B02, E25, E23, E21

Stethescopes: R39, R37, R24, 100 – Black, C3, C1

Shadow: T3, T2, T1

Doctors:

Hair: E49, E47, E44, E43, 100, C7, C5

Scrubs: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Coat: B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Stethascope and Shoes: T5, C7, C5, C3, C1

Pen: B28, B26, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen

Clipboard: C5, C3, C1, E34, E33, YR30, B0000, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Happy Birthday Flower Frame


Today, I’m sharing Floral Window 1 from KLM Digital Designs January Release. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “You’re so Sweet”, “You’re the Best” and “Happy Birthday”. I really love how the frame comes with this image. It makes it so easy to create cards for multiple occasions and the design makes it so easy to make a quick card for someone special.

To make the card, I printed out the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then I used my Brother Scan ‘N Cut to cut around the image. A black marker was used to go around all of the edges of the flower and outer leaf. The image frame was coloured in with Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint.

For the base card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. was folded to the size of 5.5″ x 5.5″. I cut Heartfelt Creations – Winter’s Eve Collection paper to the same size as the base card. I inked around the edges with Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper was die cut with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and attached with double-sided tape. The main image was popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. A little bit of Stickles – Yellow was added to the centre of the flower and some dots were added to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Floral Window 1 (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″, Heartfelt Creations – Winter’s Eve Collection – HCDP1-281

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools: Brother Scan ‘N Cut, Stickles – Yellow, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flower: R89, R85, R83, R81, Y17, Y15, Y08, R23

Leaves: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Gold Frame: Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint

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.

Grad Nurse!!


My niece graduated last year to become a Registered Nurse. We are so proud of her. She has joined several of my cousins in this profession who are also Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. I made her this card to congratulate her using Cute Nurses from The Paper Shelter and Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions)

I stamped the image of the nurse on the right and inside of the card onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. For the nurse on the left, I printed the image out on my printer using High Quality Grayscale.  I coloured in the images with Copic markers and then fussy cut around them. I wanted the images on the front of the card to pop, so I ran them through my Xyron Creative Station and attached them to black cardstock. Then I fussy cut around them again. I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card using Versa Fine – Onyx Black. This was embossed using Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. The sentiment on the front was printed on my printer, using digital stamp from Graduation Gnome With Diploma (KLM Digital Designs). Then it was die cut using Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX.

For the inside of the card, I couldn’t resist using this fun image from Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), because I know especially today, nurses are working really long hours. My niece said the sentiment and was so true when she received her card. LOL! We have to give all of the front-line workers credit for all of the hard work they are doing during these Covid times.

I used Hammermill paper to create the base shape of the card 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the background paper from Polkadoodles – Winnie Celebrations 1 – Top Banana Kit to the same size and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers. For the sentiment on the front, I inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch. I popped up images and sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. On the inside of the card, I ran the coloured image through my Xyron Creative Station and attached it.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Cute Nurses (The Paper Shelter), Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions)

Sentiments: Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), Graduation Gnome With Diploma (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers. HP Printer High Quality Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Polkadoodles – Winnie Celebrations 1 – Top Banana Kit

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Die Cut: Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E22, R22, R20

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14, E47, E44, E43

Eyes: B05, B02, B01

Hat and Outfits: B29, B28, B26, B24, B23, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11

Cross on Hat: R39, R37, R35

Shoes: B41, B21, B14, B12

Tray and Items: BG34, BG32, R89, R85, R83, R81, E44, E43, E42, E41, E51, E50, BV20

Table and Chairs: E42, E41, E40, C5, C3, C1

Coffee Mugs and Coffee: B05, B04, B02, E57, E55, E53

Stethoscopes: R39, R37, R25, 100 – Black, C3, C1

Shadow: T3, T2, T1

 

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Wish You A Merry Christmas


Today, I’m featuring a Christmas card from Dreamerland Crafts new Christmas release called We Wish You A Merry Christmas – D20012. This card features a little kitten helping his friend celebrate the joy of Christmas giving.

To create this card, I first die-cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and Creative Expressions – Festive Frames – Snowball. I separated the 2 pieces of the die-cut and using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black, I stamped the image onto the paper and  coloured it in with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink. The sentiment was then embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat set the embossing powder. Once this was done, I added all of the snowflakes in the sky using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen and also Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen. For the snow on the ground, I used a mixture of Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall and Stickles – Crystal. This was then set aside for a few hours to dry.

For the frame, I used Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish – Summer Sky. It was my first time using this polish and I just love how it turned out. Once the snow on the image was dry, I flipped the 2 die-cuts over and attached them back together using some clear tape on the back.

The card was now ready to assemble. For the card base I used The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours 4.25″ x 5.5″. I added some double-sided tape and some glue to the backing of the finished frame and image and attached it directly to the card base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  We Wish You A Merry Christmas – D20012 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours 4.25″ x 5.5″

Opal Polish: Cosmic Shimmer – Summer Sky

Glitter \ Snow: Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall, Stickles – Crystal

Die Cuts: Creative Expressions – Festive Frames – Snowball – CED3146

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Face: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23

Hat, Cape and Coat:  G29, YG17, YG05, YG03, BV20, C1, C0

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E53, E51, E50, E29, E27, E25, E23

Present: R14, R13, R11

Bow and Girl’s Scarf: R59, R39, R37, R35

Kitten and Scarf: N10, N8, N6, N4, N3, G29, YG17, YG05, YG03, R32, R20, Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Present: Y17, Y15, Y08, Y04, Y17, Y15, Y13

Stars: Y17, Y15, Y13

Sky: B99, B97, B79, B69, B39, B37, B34, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

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.

Feeling Up To Par!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a Get Well Card featuring Golfer Glen – T084 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) paired with the sentiment Up To Par – G257 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). It’s always hard to find Get Well Cards for men, and I thought the pairing of these 2 stamps went so well together.

To create the card this week, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. Then, I stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The image was then coloured in with Copic Markers. I stamped the image again onto Post-It Note paper and used it as a mask. Then, I applied the clouds using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and cloud stencils I made from Avery Elle – PiercedCloudsDie and Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set. Then I used some washi tape to mask the main image border and inked around it using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean.

The card was now ready to assemble, I attached the coloured image to a card base made from Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper, folded to 5.5″ x 4.25″.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Golfer Glen – T084 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Up To Par – G257 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

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

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R21, R20, R01, R00, B23

Hair and Iron: C5, C3, C1

Shirt: Y38, Y35, Y32

Pants: E50, E39, E35, E33

Socks: Y38, Y35, Y32, YR18

Shoes: E53, E50, E49, E47, E39, E37, E37

Bird: B69, B41, B29, B23, YR16

Tee and Grass and Ball: YG61, YG17, YG25, YG03, YR18, YR16, C1

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.

Mistletoe Santa Gnome!!


Today, I’m sharing another super adorable gnome from KLM Digital Designs November release called Mistletoe Santa Gnome. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “Merry Christmas”, which I’ve used on my card and also, “Believe” and “ho-ho-ho”. This Santa gnome is out taking a stroll and enjoying the magic of Christmas and winter.

I decided to colour this Santa in non-traditional colours. To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers. Then I applied Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall to the all of the trimming and set it aside to dry.

I used AC White paper to create the base shape of the card 6″ x 6″. Then I applied Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper cut to the same size directly to the base. I had a spare cut-out from American Crafts – “Holiday” paper in which I had used My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut the centre. I trimmed it a little bit on all sides to create a border. I took a small scrap of Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper and tore it across the top to imitate snow caps. This I adhered to the back of the die-cut panel. Then, I glued the entire piece down on to the background. I also made sure that I didn’t use any glue towards the tops of the snow.

The sentiment was brought into Microsoft Word and I adjusted the width to be .95″. This allowed me to use the 1″ die from Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to die cut the sentiment after it was printed out. I inked around the edges of the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers and applied Clear – Wink of Stella over top of it to make it sparkle. The snowflakes were all die cut from Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland Snowflake Quartet.

The remainder of the card was now ready to put together. I glued the Gnome directly to the background paper and moved it slightly under the snow. I added glue to each of the snowflakes and placed them directly onto the backgrounds. Lastly, I popped up the sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Mistletoe Santa Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″, American Crafts – “Holiday” 6 x 6 in. (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)

Die Cut: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland Snowflake Quartet

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Clear – Wink of Stella, Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Hat and Coat: BG49, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Mitts: BG78, BG75, BG72

Holly, Pine Needles and Berries: R59, R35, G46, G43, G29, YG01, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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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.

Gobble Till You Wobble!!


Our American friends are celebrating Thanksgiving this week and I couldn’t resist sharing this adorable little Harvest I Gnome from KLM Digital Designs new November release. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “Gobble ‘Til You Wobble”, which I’ve used on my card and also, “Seasons of Thanks” and “Give Thanks”.

I decided to make this card a fun easel card. I love the little gnome and the sentiment that came with it. Here is a close-up of the gnome.

To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers.

I used Hammermill paper to create the base shape of the card 8.5″ x 4.25″. I scored the paper at 5.5″ and 8.25″.  I also, cut some Hammerill paper to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the Gnome background paper to the same size using PhotoPlay – Gnome for the Holidays Thanksgiving. I also used this same paper for the inside of the card. The oval was die cut using my Cuttlebug and Elizabeth Craft – Accordian Circle Card 769 using Pebbles – Harvest paper. The sentiment was die cut with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin ink was used to ink around all of the edges of the pieces.

The card was now ready to put together. I adhered the Gnome background paper to the Hammermill 5.5″ x 4.25″ separate piece that was cut earlier. The Pebbles – Harvest paper was attached to the inside of the card. I popped up the oval background with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

To finish off the card, I added a added an Action Wobble Spring, so that this little Harvest Gnome could gobble till he wobbled. LOL!

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Harvest I Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., PhotoPlay – Gnome for the Holidays Thanksgiving, Pebbles – Harvest 6″x6″ (15.2×15.2 cm)

Die Cut: Elizabeth Craft – Accordian Circle Card 769, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Action Wobble Spring

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: E08, YR18, YR15, YR12

Hat and Coat: E79, E77, E74, T7, T5, T3

Straw: Y35, YR21, YR20

Pumpkin and Stem: E08,YR18, YR16, YR12, Y08

Vegetables and Fruit: V28, V25, V22, E87, E84, YG93, YG63, YG61, YG25, YG11, YG01, YG00, G28, YR24, YR23, R27, R14, Y18

Leaves, Vines and Acorn: YG23, YG17, YG13, YG11, YG03, G28,  YR14, R14, YR23, YR24, E97, E93, E87, E84, E37, E35, E33

Box Container: E57, E55, E53

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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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.

Nutcracker – Seasons Greetings!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring Nutcracker – M104 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) paired with the sentiment Seasons Greetings – F300A (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). It’s always fun to use Nutcrackers at Christmas time, that is if your parents let you play with them? LOL! Do you use your nutcrackers if you have one or are they strictly for decoration?

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Then I die cut the image using Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Ovals and my Cuttlebug. The image was then coloured in with Copic Markers.

I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark Ink and then embossed it with Ranger – Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder. This was then heated using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.  I used the same die cuts to cut the remaining ovals. I used PhotoPlay – Christmas Memories for the main background paper and cut it to 6″ x 6″. I edged around the main background, background patterned oval and sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn. To create the ribbon, I used some scrap red cardstock, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 – Gold and white cardstock. For the Sparkling stickers, I first attached the paper to some white cardstock to give it more stability. Once the pieces for the ribbons were created, I ran all of them through my Xyron Create a Sticker to make it easier to adhere the layers to each other.

The card was now ready to assemble, I attached the main background to a card base of 6″ x 6″. I layered all of the rectangles to create my ribbon and also added the sentiment to this ribbon as well. I then placed this directly onto the base card. The ovals were all popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Nutcracker – M104 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 – Red, PhotoPlay – Christmas Memories (6″x6″), Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 – Gold

Die Cuts: Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Ovals

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Super Fine Gold Embossing powder

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R21, R20, C1

Hair and Beard: E49, E47, E44, E43

Hat and Outfit: R59, R39, R37, R35, G99, G21, YG67, YG17, E15, Y35, YR24, Y08, Yellow gem

Boots: C10, C8, C7, C6, C5, C3

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.

Sending You Tidings


Today, I’m featuring a Christmas card by Dreamerland Crafts using their stamp set called Sending You Tidings – D19072. Growing up in the North, we used to get a lot of snow. I always love looking out the window and seeing the snow fall and how beautiful it looks on the houses and trees. Driving in it, not so much, but everything else about winter, I love. LOL!

To make this card, I cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the size of 4.75″ x 3.5″ using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers Dies. Then using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black, I stamped the image first onto the paper and then again on to Post-It Note to create a mask. I fussy cut around the mask and placed it to the side to use a little later. I then proceeded to colour in my image with Copic markers.

Once the colouring of the image was complete, I was ready to create the sky. To accomplish this, the mask that I had set aside earlier was placed over top of the coloured image. A mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks were then used: Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Dusty Concord inks. Once, the background was completed, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using my MISTI and VersaMark ink. The sentiment was then embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat set the embossing powder.

I was now ready to add the final finishing touches. To do this, I added in the snowflakes and stars using Gelly Roll Sakura #10, #8 and #5 Pens. Stickles – Cool Mint was added to the little lady’s hat, pom-pom and coat cuffs. Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel was applied with a spatula along the bottom of the card to create some sparkling snow and also to the top of the chimney with a Q-Tip. I also coloured in the little snowflake in the sky with Gelly Roll Sakura #10 pen and then Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear to make it sparkle. I set the card aside to let the glitter dry for a few hours.

For the card base I used Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 and edged around all of the sides with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Iced Spruce. I die cut Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper to the size 3.75″ x 5″ using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and Cuttlebug. This was adhered directly onto the base using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Once the glitter was completely dry, I layered the completed image on top of the second layer using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Sending You Tidings – D19072 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Iced Spruce

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5″ (Assorted Box of Cards)

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Stickles – Cool Mint, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Face: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Hat, Jacket, Mitts, Bear’s Scarf:  BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11, Stickles – Cool Mint

Leggings: C7, C5

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Bear: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R22, R20, Eyes and Noses – Sakura Glaze – Black

Bow and Girl’s Scarf: R59, R39, R37, R35

Present: Y17, Y15, Y08, Y04

Chimney: E99, E97, E08, E07, E13, C4, C2

Snow: Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

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.

HoHoHoHoHo!!


Today I’m sharing  Santa Gnome (KLM Digital Designs) image from the new November release. This adorable little Gnome comes with 3 different sentiments. “Believe In The Magic”, “Happy Holidays” and “Christmas Blessing”.

I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers. The background was die cut using Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper and Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper. I coloured the vines and leaves from the Hammermill die cut with various Tim Holtz Distress inks listed below and then fussy cut them out. Glue was applied to the reverse side of the die cut and then it was placed on top of the original Glitz Paper die cut. Crafts – Self-Adhesive Rhinestones were then applied to the berries on the vine.

For the background, I used the Hammermill paper to create a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. Then I applied Crafts – Sparkling Stickers red paper to the base. I then adhered the vine and frame directly to the background using glue. Lastly, I die cut the sentiment 5 times using black cardstock and the 1 time with Tonic Studios – Craft Perfect – Onyx Black Pearlescent. I ran all off the die cuts through my Xyron Create a Sticker to make it easier to apply them on top of each other. This created an embossed effect. I then added this on top of the vine base. The main image was then added to the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

To finish off the card, I added some Marvy – Liquid Applique to the big pom-pom and heat set it with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to puff it up. Lastly, some Stickles – Frosted Lace was added to the hat, cuffs and coat trim.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Santa Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Tonic Studios – Craft Perfect – Onyx Black Pearlescent, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629

Die Cut: Poppystamps – Holly Vine Sidekick Frame – Christmas Craft Die

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Stickles – Frosted Lace, Marvy – Liquid Applique, Crafts – Self-Adhesive Rhinestones – 02-3006207, Xyron Create a Sticker, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Hat and Coat: E59, E39, E37, E35, Stickles – Frosted Lace, Marvy – Liquid Applique

Mitts: YG67, YG63, G28

Holly Leaves and Stems: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles, Atayou Spica – Twinkling Like The Stars – Melon – 06, Atayou Spica – Twinkling Like The Stars – Mint – 17, Atayou Spica – Twinkling Like The Stars – Olive – 07

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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Santa in the Chimney!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring Santa in Chimney – S202 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) paired with the sentiment Bold – From One Flake – K201 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). December is almost here and Santa is on his way to deliver all of the goodies to everyone. Hope your not on the naughty list. LOL!

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and then coloured it in with Copic Markers. I stamped the image again and used it as a mask. I have a magnetic cutting mat, so I just used a very strong magnet to hold the mask down. Then I used multiple Tim Holtz Distress Inks to create the sky.

Once the sky was created, I removed the mask and used My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame to die cut the image. I added the sentiment using the top half of the sentiment stamp only. To do this, using my MISTI to get a good clean stamped image, I used VersaMark Ink and then embossed it with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This was then heated using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

To finish off my background, I added in some snowflakes and stars using Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen and Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen. For the eyes and notches on the belt, Sakura Glaze – Black ink was used. For the snow on the roof top, Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel was applied with a little sprinkle of Martha Stewart Crafts – Crystal Fine Glitter. Stickles was added to the hat, collar and cuffs of Santa’s outfit.

To create the layers, I first die cut Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers and then the dark blue panel with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame dies. For the card, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper, which was cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″ and then scored at 4.25″ and to create a base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″.

To assemble the remainder of the card. I placed the dark blue layer directly to the base using double-sided tape. The silver layer was applied the same way. The coloured image was then popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

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

Sentiment: Bold – From One Flake – K201 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire, VersaMark

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

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Glitter: Martha Stewart Crafts – Crystal Fine Glitter, Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel, Stickles

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: W3, W2, W1, W00

Hat and Outfit: R59, R39, R37, R35

Belt: C9, C7, C5, C4, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08

Mitts: C9, C7, C4

Sack: G94, G28, G09, G07, G05, YG67, YG63, YG61

Chimney: E99, E97, E13, E08, T5, T3, T1

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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