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Sending Big Hugs!!


Today, I’m sharing a card using this super adorable image from Dreamerland Crafts stamps called My True Love – D18018. Great big in person hugs or even virtual hugs are always nice to give to give to someone or something that you love.

Here is a close-up of the featured image.

 

To make this card I used a base card of 8-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ using Aqua cardstock. I die cut Crafts – Foil Designer Paper – 02-3080678 using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Slim Stitched Rectangle Die Set. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, I inked all around the edges of the card and die cut. Then I inked the front of the die cut with Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, and Speckled Egg using Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness was applied last at the bottom of the panel to represent grass. I applied 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the die cut and added it to the base card.

Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured it in with Copic markers. The coloured image was fussy cut out and a black marker was used to go around all of the edges. This was then applied directly to the patterned paper using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

To create the “Sending Big Hugs” sentiment, I first took an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of black cardstock and cut it at the 4.25″ mark. Then I ran both pieces through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I find this makes it much simpler than trying to add glue to each piece. Once this was done, using my Cuttlebug, I die cut the black cardstock using Lawn Fawn – “Sending Big Hugs” die 6 times. Then I did it 1 more time using Forever In Time – Glam Glitter Cardstock – Ombre Pastel after I had run it through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I cut around the word “Big” to make it stand out.

I peeled off the sticker from the back of each of them and applied each layer on top of each other to create an embossed image. Then I added the sparkly “Big” as a last layer. I applied this to the patterned paper at the top of the card. Lastly, If felt something was missing, so I added some Stickles – Aqua all around the edges of the large rectangle die cut.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: My True Love – D18018 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness, Tim Holtz – Speckled Egg

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crafts – Foil Designer Paper – 02-3080678 (12″ x 12″), Aqua – Cardstock, Forever In Time – Glam Glitter Cardstock – Ombre Pastel

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Slim Stitched Rectangle, Lawn Fawn – Giant Sending Big Hugs

Stickles: Aqua

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Xyron Create a Sticker, Couture Creations – Go Power, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23

Dress: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Bears:  E57, E53, E51, E50, E33, E31, E30, E27, E25, E23, E21

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.

It Will Be Oak-ay!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Fall Oak Gnome from the July release. This image comes with 3 sentiments. I’ve used 1 on my card, but you also have the choice of  “Oak-ey Dokey” and “Hope You are Oak-ky”. I love the sentiment that I chose for this card because you could use it for so many different occasions. It could be used as a  “Get Well” card, an “inspirational card” for someone about to write a big exam or a “Just Because” card.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut it to the size of 5.5″ x 4.5″ using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers dies. I inked around the brown layer with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs and around the patterned paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and attached directly to the brown layer. The largest die cut which was cut from Your Next Stamp – Fabulous Fall patterned paper was applied directly to the card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock using double-sided tape. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was applied to the back of the brown rectangle and adhered directly to the patterened paper. To complete my card, I added a little squirrel button from Dress It Up – Backyard Buddies using double-sided tape and glue.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Fall Oak Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Your Next Stamp – Fabulous Fall – 6″ x 6″, Brown Cardstock

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

Miscellaneous: Dress It Up – Backyard Buddies, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, 40

Shirt: E89, E87, E84

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E55, E53, E51, E27, E25, E23, E21

Hat: E99, E97, E55, E53, E51

Acorn Cup and Oak Leaf: E97, E95, E15

Shadow: C2, C1, C0, C00, 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.

Cup O’ Gnome!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Cup O’ Gnome from the July release. This image comes with multiple sentiments. I’ve used 2 on my card, but you also have the choice of  “You’re A Sweet-Tea” and “Sending A Bit of Happiness”. To me there is nothing like a nice cup of tea either during the day or right after supper at night. My cupboard is full of multiple varieties of herbal teas.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut it to the size of 5.5″ x 4.5″ using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and double-sided tape was applied to the back of the image and adhered to a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock. To complete my card, I added some Kraftin Kimmie Krafty Dots – Pastel and Dazzling and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Cup O’ Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

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

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

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Miscellaneous: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Pastel Dots, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Dazzling Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E43

Clothing: BV17, BV13, BV11

Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Tea Cup: Y23, Y19, Y11, YG05, YG03, BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Spoon: C5, C3, C1

Shadow: C2, C1, C0, C00, 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.

Hugs!!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called True Friendship – D18020 for the main image and sentiment. It’s always great to see our friends and give them a big hug. Now, it’s wonderful that more and more of my family and friends are getting their 2nd Covid shots, so we will all be able to hug each other again when we see each other. Have you given someone a hug today?

To make this card I used a base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I die cut the aqua and pink layers using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Rectangle Die Set. I trimmed off the loops and line pattern to create a slim border out of the pink cardstock. I applied liquid glue on the the back of the aqua design and adhered it directly to the base card. Next, I applied some double-sided foam tape to the back of the pink rectangle and placed it on  top of the aqua die cut.

For the main image, I first die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. Next, using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the main image onto this and coloured it in with Copic markers. I stamped a second image onto regular copy paper and fussy cut around the image by hand to create a mask. This I placed over top of the coloured image of the 2 little girls. I was able to create the cloudy sky using the stencil from Heffy Doodle – Cloudy Skies, a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China and a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush. The grass base was created with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Lawn Fawn – Slimline Grassy Hillside Stencils and a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush. Then, I removed the mask and added in a little more texture to the grass using the Copics listed below.

To create the “Hugs” sentiment, I first ran some black cardstock through my Xyron Create a Sticker. Then using the die-cut from Sugar Script – Hugs, I cut it out 4 times to create a raised image. Since, I had already made stickers out of them, it was easy to peel off the backing and layer them on top of each other. I layered the first 3 and then on the last layer, I first applied Stickles – Black Diamond to it and set it aside to dry. Once, it was dry, I added it as the top layer. I just loved how it had that added sparkle. LOL!

To complete my card, I applied some liquid glue to the back of the coloured image and then adhered it directly to the pink layer. I peeled the backing off of my bottom layer of “Hugs” and applied it directly to the coloured image.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: True Friendship – D18020 – Dreamerland Crafts

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodebug – Spring Solid Assortment (12″ x 12″)

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

Stencil: Heffy Doodle – Cloudy Skies, Lawn Fawn – Slimline Grassy Hillside Stencils

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Xyron Create a Sticker, Couture Creations – Go Power

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40, E15, Y38, Y21

Dress1: YG03, YG01, R14, R13, R11

Dress2:  RV02, BG72, BG57, BG13, BG11

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

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.

Butterflies!!


Sharing a few cards I made today using Butterfly Whimsy – 2010 Elusive Images Stamp and a mixture of Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks and Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink. I thought it would be fun to play with this technique. I used a little too much of the Alcohol inks and therefore I embossed the colourful card with Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder.


To make my cards, I first started out with some Yupo paper, the alcohol inks listed below, a blending tool and some blending solution. I kept adding colour and daubing the paper until I was satisfied with the background. I arranged the stamps in my MISTI and then applied some Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift-Ink to the stamps and stamped it onto the coloured Yupo paper. I removed this and then immediately placed my Hammermill paper which was cut to the same size of 5.5″ x 4.25″ into the MISTI in the same position and pressed down with the same stamps. This gave me my second card.

I added some purple spatters to the second card and then die cut both cards using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers and then placed it onto The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours 4.25″ x 5.5″ using double-sided tape. To finish off the card, I used some Kraftin’ Kimmie Festive Dots.

To finish off the first card, I used a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint was used to ink around the edges of the base card and then I applied double-sided tape to the back of the Yupo paper and applied it directly to the base.

Here are the 2 finished cards, side by side.

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiment: Butterfly Whimsy – 2010 Elusive Images

Inks: Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift, VersaMark

Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Wild Plum, Purple Twilight, Raspberry, Sunset Orange, Sail Boat Blue, Stream, Blending Solution

Paper: Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Yupo® Cardstock, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours 4.25″ x 5.5″

Embossing Powder: Ranger Super Fine Gold

Dies: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Miscellaneous: Kraftin’ Kimmie Festive Dots, Cuttlebug, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

 Hope you like it and have a great week!

Smell The Flowers!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Tink Picking Posies – T027 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Most of the flowers are now in full bloom. It’s so wonderful to see all of the beautiful colours and smell the wonderful aromas of the flowers in our garden. So happy that my husband has such a green thumb and loves gardening!

To make my card this week, I stamped my image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock. I stamped the image a second time onto plain copy paper and fussy cut around it to create a mask. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers were used to cut out the sentiment and background layer. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then put my mask over top of the coloured image. Using stencils that I had created earlier with Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Dies (D-05-01), I inked in the clouds using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. Once this was done, I removed the mask.

To assemble my card, I started with a base using Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″). I ran the coloured image through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it to the black cardstock. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, was applied to the back of the black frame and then it was attached directly to the base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Tink Picking Posies – T027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Black Cardstock, Plain Copy Paper (Mask)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skunk: 100, C9, C7, C5, R30, R20, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Flowers: RV09, RV06, Y17, Y15, Y11, Y08, V04, V01

Leaves: G28, G24, G21

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B00 to fill in white spots

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.

Just a Note!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Birdhouse #1 from the new June release for the image and sentiment. This image also comes with 2 other sentiments: “Welcome To The Neighbourhood” and “Thinking of You”.

To make the card, I first imported the image and the sentiment into Microsoft Word. I printed out the image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and a second copy of the image onto copy paper using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around the image on the copy paper to create a mask using my Brother Scan and Cut.

The rectangles were die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. I fussy cut around the sentiment and inked around the yellow rectangle and sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. I placed the mask over the coloured image and added in my clouds using some stencils that I created previously using Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01) and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn was added for the base background of the lawn.

To assemble the card, I began with a base card of The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″). I ran all of the elements through my Xyron Creative Station to create stickers out of them and so that they would lay completely flat when assembled. I added all of the layers directly to the base card. To finish it off, I added some CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Birdhouse #1 – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″)

Dies: Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

Miscellaneous: Xyron Creative Station, CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Birdhouse: V09, V06, V04, Y17, Y15, Y11, E39, E35, E33

Flower and Leaves: YG17, YG03, YG01, V04, V01, Y15

Planter and Dirt: E59, E57, E55, E53, E25, E23, E21, C7, C5, C3, C1

Pole: E39, E37, E35

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG11

 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.

Living to be 110!!


Just loved the sentiment and the happy go lucky image called 5279 – Be Happy Laugh Lines by Art Impressions. I used to belong to a weight club called TOPS until Covid hit and thought this would be a fun card to make for one of my former Tops Pals.

Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image and sentiment were stamped onto the paper using my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink. The image was coloured with Copic markers and I heat embossed the sentiment with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. The image was then mounted onto Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″) cardstock.

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiment: 5279 – Be Happy Laugh Lines (Art Impressions)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Tools: Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E22, R27, R24, R22, R20

Hair: C7, C5, V3

Dress: BV13, BV04, BV02, BV01

Apron and Slippers: V09, V06, V04, C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Shadow: B41, B21, B14, B12

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Feel Good!!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Having You Around – D19078 for the main image and sentiment. There’s nothing like the love between a boy and his faithful companion. They become best friends as they both grow older together!!!

To make this card I used a base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I also cut a panel the same size out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I used this to create my background using stencils I created to make clouds by Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01) and inks listed below by Tim Holtz. Copic markers were used to colour in the water and I used My Favourite Things – Slimline Grassy Edges Stencil as a guide for the grass on the bottom of the card. Using my MISTI and Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink, I stamped the sentiment and then embossed the ink with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. This was heat set with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I used double-sided tape and attached my background panel to the base card.

Using my Cuttlebug and dies from Studio Light – Wonderful Autumn, I cut the trees and landscape out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Copic markers, I coloured these in as well. Then I layered them on top of each other and used glue to adhere them to the coloured background.

Next, using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and coloured it in with Copic markers. I fussy cut around the image by hand and used a black marker to go around all of the edges. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was applied to the back of the image and it was placed on top of the background to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Having You Around – D19078 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

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

Die Cuts: Studio Light – Wonderful Autumn – StencilWA311, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

Stencil: My Favourite Things – Slimline Grassy Edges Stencil (ST-151)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Shirt and Hat: E89, E87, E84, R24

Jeans:  B26, B23, B21

Dog: E55, E53, E51

Boat: E49, E27, E25, E23, E21

Trees: E25, E23, G99, G94, G82

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Water: B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B04, B02, B01, B000

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.

Hearts Warm!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Toasting Marshmallows – T026 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Hearts Warm – G063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This image brings back so many memories of going camping and sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows. I gave my image coloured marshmallows, because growing up they were always my favourite! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a base of 6″ x 6″ using Recollections – Black cardstock. I taped Echo Park – Star Stencil on top of the cardstock and applied several Cosmic Shimmer – Opal Blaze Polishes using a spatula to create the nice starry background. I wanted my scene to look like the friends were in the woods, so I die cut some trees of various sizes using Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD001 – Mountains and Momenta – Cardstock. Once I die cut the trees, I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Forest Moss and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint to add some more colour to them. Then, I ran the trees through my Xyron Create a Sticker to make it easier to apply them later. I felt the scene also needed a moon, so I die cut one using Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky and then coloured it in and added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of it and set everything aside.

I stamped my image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock. I fussy cut around the top part of the image and then used a ruler to know where to cut the remainder of the bottom piece with my cutter. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then used a black marker to go around all of the fussy cut part of the image and Copic marker – YG67 was used to go around the edges of the grassy area. For the sentiment, I used My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers to cut out the sentiment and background layer. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it directly to the outer frame.

My card was now ready to assemble. I first adhered my starry background to a card base of AC – White cardstock sized at 6″ x 6″ using double-sided tape. Then, I used my coloured image to help me with the placement of where the trees would go. Since, I had already made stickers out of my trees, this was a fairly easy process. Once I was satisfied with their positioning, I applied 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, to the back of the coloured image and sentiment frame and attached them directly to the base card. Lastly, I attached the moon to complete the scene.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Toasting Marshmallows – T026 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Hearts Warm – G063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Forest Moss

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Black Cardstock, AC Cardstock – White, Momenta – Cardstock

Die Cuts: Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD001 – Mountains, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Stencil: Echo Park – Star Stencil (6″ x 6″)

Cosmic Shimmer: Opal Blaze Polish – Sapphire Grape, Sunset Orange, Pink Blueberry, Turquoise Peach

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Beaver: E99, E97, E11, E07, (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Moose: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, R30, R20, Colorless Blender, (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Bear: E53, E51, E50, E47, E44, E43, E42, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Skunk: C10, T6, T4, C1, C00, R30, R20, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Logs: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Marshmallows: YR00, R30, G20, Y11

Fire and Glow: YR09, YR04, Y08, Y02, Y00

Grass: YG67, YG63, YG45, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Moon: BV20, C1, C00, Y000, Colorless Blender

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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Just Bee-Cause!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Hunny Bear – Q021 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Just Bee Cause – G055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This little bear really loves his honey and so do I. We always went to the local farms or farmer’s market when it was open to buy pure unpasteurized honey. Now during Covid, we purchase it from the stores that they supply. Honey goes so well with tea too and has so many fantastic health benefits! Yum! Yum! So good! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper. Using a Picket Fence – Blending Brush I created the background using Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey. I cut 2 pieces of golden yellow cardstock and put them through my Xyron Creative Station to make them into stickers. Then, I ran them through my Cuttlebug using Memory Box – Honeycomb Corner die. This made it very easy to adhere the die cuts to the base card. Using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, and my Cuttlebug, I die cut the bee-hive with Memory Box – Honey Bee Skep die. I used Copic Markers to colour the die cut and then using a small piece of Scotch Tape, I put the door back into place. Then I used 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop it up onto the base of the card.

I stamped my image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and the sentiment onto Yellow Cardstock. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then fussy cut around it. I used a black marker to go around all of the edges of the coloured image. Using my cutter, I cut around the sentiment and then ink around all of the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wild Honey. Using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, I attached the coloured image and sentiment to the base. Then I used, Copics Y17 and Y15 to create a shadow below the bee-hive and image.

To finish off the card I assembled some of the small die-cut pieces from the honeycomb in various parts of my card and added some little bees using Buttons Galore & More – Sprinkletz Embellishments – Bumble Bees. Also, I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the honey seeping over the lid of the jar.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Hunny Bear – Q021 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Just Bee Cause – G055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey.

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

Die Cuts: Memory Box – Honeycomb Corner – Style No. 99448, Memory Box – Honey Bee Skep – Style No. 98491

Tools Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Buttons Galore & More – Sprinkletz Embellishments – Bumble Bees – NK137, Ranger Glossy Accents, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, Xyron Creative Station, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E49, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, R24, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Outfit and Wings: Y17, Y15, Y11, Y00, YR21

Honey: Y38, Y35, Y18, Y17, YR21

Bee-Hive: Y38, Y35, Y17, Y15, Y08, Y06, Y04

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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Love Lifts Me Up!!


Today, I’m sharing an inspirational slider card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Your Love Lifts Me Up – D20001. Love this stamp and image for lifting someone’s spirit up.

To make this card I used a base card of 5.5 x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut the background to be the same size using Asuka Studio – Sparkly Sky. I really love this paper. Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured them in with Copic markers. Then, I fussy cut around it leaving a small white border.

I stamped the sentiment using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and embossed it with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. The little cloud was die cut with my Cuttlebug and Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky. Then I used a Picket Fence – Blending Brush that still had some blue ink on it from my last project to give it some colour. I cut a small strip just over a .5″ wide and about 4″ long to be a pull tab. I die cut a circle out of the top background paper with Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles and then glued the piece that I cut onto the pull tab. Using 2 layers of 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, I created the path on the back of the background and added some tape where I wanted the tab to stop. I glued 2 small magnets to the back of the cloud and also to the pull tab. (4 in total). Then I used an embossing pillow against the taped sides and over the magnets so that it would glide easier. I added some more double-sided tape to the remainder of the back of the background and then attached it to the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Your Love Lifts Me Up – D20001 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Asuka Studio – Sparkly Sky (6″x6″)

Die Cut: Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Picket Fence – Blending Brush

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E4, E00, E000, R30, R20

Hair:  E47, E44, E43 (Eye – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Flowers and Leaves: Y17, Y08, YG05, YG01

Dress: B06, B04, B01, B000

Shadow: B00, B000

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.

Have A Blessed Easter!


Today, I’m sharing an Easter card using Three Pane Easter – M043 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Blessed Easter Greetings – G151 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Happy Easter to family, friends and everyone!

To make my card this week, I started with Craft Smart Card Paper pre-made to 5.5″ x 4.25″. I stamped the images and sentiment using MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Brother Scan and Cut, I cut out each of the images. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the sentiment and Craft Sparkling Stickers – Purple (02-3068629) paper.

The main images were coloured in with Copic Markers. The background papers were all from Your Next Stamp – Happy Spring (6″x6″) paper pad. I cut each section at 4″ x 1.5″ and then inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet. The sentiment was inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber.

To assemble the card, using glue, I attached the 3 background papers onto the base card. Crafts ribbon was attached using double-sided tape. The images, sentiment and sentiment background were attached to the background papers using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Lastly, to finish off the card, I cut 3 Easter eggs out of some watercolour paper that I had used various Cosmic Shimmer colours on previously. I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet and glued them directly to the background paper.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Three Pane Easter – M043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment:  Blessed Easter Greetings – G151 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Craft Smart – Cards and Envelopes, Your Next Stamp – Happy Spring (6″x6″) 

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer, Brother Scan and Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Chick: Y17, Y08, Y04, YR18, YR16, YR12, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Lamb: BV20, C3, C1, C00, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Backgrounds for images: Y17, Y08, Y04, V17, V15, V12

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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Bunny Blooms!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Easter card using Bunny Blooms – T063 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Easter is almost here and this little bunny is about to brighten someone’s day!

To make my card this week, I started with Arches Watercolour Paper cut to 5.5″ x 4.25″. I ran this through my Cuttlebug using Tranquil Tulips Stencil from Simply Cards and PaperCraft. Next, I played with multiple Cosmic Shimmer products and spritzed some water to create this shimmery background. I let this dry overnight. I wanted the embossed tulips to show up more, so using a finger sponge, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet was brushed over top of the raised edges. And of course, there is never enough shimmer so I added some Irridescent Glitter Dust spray as well. Then I glued this directly to the base card of Hammermill Premium 100 lb. Cardstock folded at 5.5″ x 4.25″. Lastly, I inked around the edges with the same ink.

The main image Bunny Blooms – T063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) sentiment were stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The main image and sentiment were coloured in with Copic Markers.

To assemble the remainder of my card, both the image and sentiment were attached to the background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. C.C. Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots were added to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bunny Blooms – T063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Arches Watercolour Paper, Hammermill Premium 100 lb. Cardstock

Stencil: Simply Cards and PaperCraft – Tranquil Tulips Stencil

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Glitter Dust – Irridescent Spray, C.C. Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Flowers and Leaves: V17, V15, V12, YR14, Y17, Y04, G17, G14, G07

Cosmic Shimmer: Pixi Powder: Purple Violet, Sun Yellow, Aubergine Dream, Purple Violet, Emerald Green, Pixie Sparkles: Groovy Grape, Pale Blush

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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Just a Note To Say!!


Today, I’m sharing an inspirational card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Farm 01 – D20017 and Just A Note To Say – DCS17038 for the main images and Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS19093 for the sentiment.

Above is a close-up of the card. Below is the card opened.

To make this card I used a base card of 11″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I scored it at 2.75″ and 5.5″ to create an easel card. I stamped the fence, horses, pig and girl onto Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper and fussy cut around them. Then I placed them onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cut at 5.5″ x 4.25″ for placement.

I removed the fence and using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the girl. I placed the girl mask over top of the stamped girl image and then stamped the fence, chicks, pig and farm house and fields. I stamped a horse and then placed the horse mask over it and stamped a second horse. Next, I removed the masks from the scene. I coloured all of the images and background in with Copic markers. I added double sided tape to the bottom portion of the easel card and attached the coloured image.

My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used create the base background and Gina Marie Designs – Petite Looped Lace Rectangle dies were used to create the base for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink. I added Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and then heat embossed the powder with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Peeled Paint ink was used to ink around the edges of both die cuts.

To complete the card, the large rectangle was added directly to the card using double-sided tape and 2 layers of 3M VHB – 2 sided tape were added to the back of the sentiment die cut and attached to the base card background.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Farm 01 – D20017 (Dreamerland Crafts); Just A Note To Say – DCS17038 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS19093 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

Die Cut: Gina Marie Designs – Petite Looped Lace Rectangle, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair:  E47, E44, E43

Blouse and Scarf: V28, BV13, BV11, BV04, BV01, BV00, BV0000, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Feather and Paper: C7, C1, C0, C00

Horses: E59, E49, E37, E35, E33, E31, C7, C5

Pig: R20, R000, E93, E47

Chicken and Chicks: Y04, Y02, Y00, C2, C1, C00, YR12, R17

Barn and Silo: R39, R37, R35, Y08, Y04, C7, C5, C1, C0

Fence: E59, E27, E25, E23, E21

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000, Colorless Blender

Ground: E37, E35, E33, E31

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.

Easter Fun!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Easter card using Easter Fun – Q023 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Hoppy Easter – H245 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This image reminds me so much of when I was younger. Every year, my mom would make boiled eggs and then we would all sit around the table and put them in the various dies to make some cool colourful eggs. It was always so much fun.

To make my card this week, I used AC White Paper for my base folded at 6″ x 6″. I combined 2 separate pieces of purple ribbon and some patterned ribbon eggs together using double sided tape. I attached this to Your Next Stamp Designer – Happy Spring paper. Then I attached this directly to the base using double-side tape. The sides were all inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet. The egg embellishments were die cut using my Cuttlebug and Lawn Fawn – Mini Easter Eggs. The top layers were cut from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic B01 and BG32. The bottom layers were cut from Crafts – Sparkling Stickers  – 02-3068629. I added some glue to the top layer and attached them to the base egg. I attached these directly to the base.

The background for the bunny image was cut using Whimsy – Nested Frames Die Set. The background die was cut from Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones and them main image cut was from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The base frames were attached to the background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The main image Easter Fun – Q023 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Hoppy Easter – H245 sentiment were stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The main image was coloured in with Copic Markers and the sentiment was coloured in using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Clear – Wink of Stella was brushed over top to make it sparkle.

To assemble the remainder of my card, I ran the coloured image and sentiment through my Xyron’s and then attached them to the base shapes on the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Easter Fun – Q023 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC White, Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones, YNS Designer Paper Pad – Happy Spring, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers  – 02-3068629

Die Cuts: Whimsy – Nested Frames Die Set, Lawn Fawn – Mini Easter Eggs

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Clear – Wink of Stella, Xyron Create a Sticker, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunnies: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R20, C2, C1, C0, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Shirts: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, V17, V15, V12

Eggs and Paint Tins: BG32, B04, B02, B01, Y17, Y13, C5, C3, C1, E53, E51, E50

Water and Egg Carton: E53, E51, E50, B000, B0000

Table and Shadow: W2, W1, W0

Background: Y02

Sentiment: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – English Lavender (803), Lilac (083), Yellow (050), Orange (070), Turquoise Green (042), Green Shadow (049), Light Pink (026)

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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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!

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.

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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.