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You’re How Old??


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

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

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Thinking Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

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

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

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelits – Banner Dies -561152

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

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

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Hat and Boots: C7, BG78, BG75

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Have A Hoppy Day!!


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

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Leaves: G19, G16, G03

Vine: G99, YG67, YG63, YG61

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Holiday Wishes!!


Today, I’m sharing a Christmas card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Holiday Wishes – D18031 May all of your holiday wishes come true this season for you and your loved ones!

To create this card I began by making a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Recollections – Stardust Christmas paper was cut to be the same size as the base and then adhered to the card using double-sided tape. Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” paper was cut to 5.5″ x 1.25″ x 5.5″ x .75″. With my hands I tore along the top of both pieces to give the snow some texture. I applied double-sided tape to the larger piece and adhered it directly to the card. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the smaller piece and it was popped up over top of the larger piece.

The base card was placed into my MISTI and the sentiment from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – The Magic of Christmas was stamped onto it using VersaMark ink. Recollections Detail Embossing Powder – Silver was applied over top of the ink and then heat embossed using a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I removed this from the MISTI and stamped the main image with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. The image was coloured in and then fussy cut. With a black marker, I inked around all of the edges and then added U-Line Double-sided tape to the back of the image and popped it up onto the card and snow. Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff was placed under the couple’s boots and then heat embossed using a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to puff it up. Stickles – Diamond was then added over top of the fluffy snow to create more sparkle. Finally, to complete the card, Stickles – Crystal was applied to the centre of the stars in the sky.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Holiday Wishes – D18031 – Dreamerland Crafts

Sentiment: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – The Magic of Christmas

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” (8.5″ x 11″), Recollections – Stardust Christmas (12″ x 12″)

Embossing Powder: Recollections Detail Embossing Powder – Silver

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Stickles – Diamond, Stickles – Crystal

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E15, Y38, Y15, YR21

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Girl’s Hat and Scarf and Boy’s Sweater: G99, YG67, YG17

Girl’s Coat and Boy’s Hat and Scarf: R59, R37, R35

Boy’s Jacket and Boots: E29, 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.

Noel!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a CAS Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Woodland Stocking – TDG011. We always had stockings under the tree filled with goodies and our names on each of the stockings. Even our dogs had their own stockings growing up. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of 6″ x 6″ using AC Cardstock – White. I adhered Recollections – Christmas Cottage 6 in. x 6 in. cardstock to the base front using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and paper from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, I die cut the frame with Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies. The image was stamped onto the die cut using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and then inked around the edges with a NUVO Glitter Marker – Golden Honey. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up into the centre of the diamond. To finish off the card, I added 4 pop dots from YNS – Happy Harvest Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Woodland Stocking – TDG011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Recollections – Christmas Cottage (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, NUVO Glitter Marker – Golden Honey, Cuttlebug, YNS – Happy Harvest Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cheeks: RV00, RV000

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

Snowman: BV20, B0000, Y38, YR31, C9, C7, C5, B04, B02, B01, Colorless Blender

Owl: E55, E53, E51, W0, W00, Y38, YR31

Fox: E99, E97, E08, N1, N0, R02, R01

Penguin: C9, C7, C5, C3, E42, E41, YR31, Y38

Reindeer: E51, E50, E33, E31, E30, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21, R02, R01

Noel and Ribbon: YR27, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00

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

Holly, Leaves and Pine Needles: G99, G29, G21, YG67, YG17, R89, R27, R24

Sock: B04, B02, B01, B00, R59, R37, R35, C1, G29

Ribbon: R59, R37, R35

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Winter Friends!!


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

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

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

Bird: R46, R14, R08, Y17

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

Bells: YR27, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00

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

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

Sky: B04, B02, B01, B00

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Carolers – Joy To The World!!


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

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

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

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Carolers – TT011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

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

Boy Jacket: R59, R37, R35

Boy Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Boy Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21,

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

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

Girl EarMuffs and Mittens: YG67, YG63, YG61

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

Bird: R46, R14, R08

Cat: T9, T7, T5, T4, R01

Dog: E37, E35, E33, R24

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

North Pole Greetings!!


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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

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

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

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Wild Flowers – Just A Note


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

I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card.  Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut the printed image and sentiment. With the Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Rectangle Die Set and my Cuttlebug, I die cut Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock. With Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass and a finger dauber, the edges of the base card were inked all around. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the die cut and it was popped up onto the base card.

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

Shadow: BG01, BG000, BG0000, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Trick or Treat!


It’s the last day of the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop and today I’m sharing a CAS Hallowe’en card I made using Lawn FawnGiant Trick or Treat for the sentiment and Spellbinders – Die D-Lites Kitty Cats Etched Dies. Happy Hallowe’en everyone and happy hopping!

 

I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut the background to be the same size using DCWV Happy Haunts cardstock.and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion and a finger dauber, I inked around all of the edges of the card and put a few coats onto the bottom of the card. With my Cuttlebug, I die cut the sentiment 4 times and the kitty cats once. Using liquid glue, I adhered each of the sentiments together and then applied it to the card. I applied 2 layers of U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the cats and a touch of glue and added them to the card.

Card Recipe:

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion

Die Cuts: Lawn FawnGiant Trick or TreatSpellbinders – Die D-Lites Kitty Cats Etched Dies.

Paper: Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., DCWV Happy Haunts (6″ x 6″), Orange and Purple Cardstock

Hope you like it and have a great week!

 

Meowy Christmas!


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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

Baubles: BV11, BV02, BV00, BV000

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

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Also entered into:

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

 

Paw-sitively Good!


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

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Halo: Y08, Y04

Shadow: B52

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

 

Making Beautiful Music!!


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

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Making Beautiful Music – D152002 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

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

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

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

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

Flower: R59, R37, R35, R21, Y35

Horn: E15, YR24, Y35, Y08

Background Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

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

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Snow Kisses!!


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

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

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

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

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

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Fido’s Hallowe’en


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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

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

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

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

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Couples Cruise!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Couples Cruise – S135 for the image and Wonderful Adventure – H164 for the sentiment. Cruising is starting up again and I can’t wait to go! Seeing this image reminded me of all of the fun times we’ve had and of all of the fun times to come.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White, cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. Forever In Time – Textura Sky was cut to the size of 5-7/8″ x 5-7/8″ and was adhered to the base using double-sided tape. Craft Consortium – Clare Therese Ocean Tale was cut to the size of 5.75″ x 5.75″ and was popped up onto the base using U-Line double-sided tape. Using Forever In Time – Textura Sky cardstock and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, the larger frame was die cut using the Cuttlebug. Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock using the Cuttlebug as well. Lastly, the little clouds were die cut using Lawn Fawn Cuts – Centre Picture Window Card dies, a scrap of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and my Cuttlebug.

I stamped the image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. Once the image and little clouds were coloured, I added in the little eyes using a Sakura Glaze – Black pen to make them stand out more. The nails in the ark were coloured in with a Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver. A few white caps were created using a General’s Charcoal White 558 Pencil in the water.

The sentiment was also stamped using my MISTI onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock and then fussy cut into 3 separate pieces. I ran this through my Xyron Create a Sticker and adhered it to Recollections – Black cardstock. Once again, I cut around the sentiment, leaving a slim border. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of each of the sentiment pieces, image and blue rectangle and they were all popped up onto the card. For embellishments, I added in three YNS Gumdrops – Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops and some blue and white twine using American Crafts Premium Ribbon.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Couples Cruise – S135 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Wonderful Adventure – H164 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Centre Picture Window Card, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Craft Consortium – Clare Therese Ocean Tale (6″ x 6″), Forever In Time – Textura Sky (6″ x 6″)

Embellishments: YNS Gumdrops – Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops, American Crafts Premium Ribbon

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Sakura Glaze – Black, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Ark: E49, E30, E27, E25, E23, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver

Giraffes: YR31, YR000, E97, E95, E79, E77, E55, E15, R02, R00, W5, Y38

Elephants: C5, C3, C2, C1, R02, R00

Monkeys: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, G05, G00, YG23

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Water: BG34, BG32, BG11, BG02, BG01, B52, B24, B12, B05, General’s Charcoal White 558 Pencil

Clouds:  C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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

A Good Guy


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

To make my card this week, I started with a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image and sentiment were cut to be the same size as the base and the image was coloured in. This was then applied to the base card using double-sided tape. Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper was die cut using my Cuttlebug and Lawn Fawn Cuts – Lucky Clovers. I ran this die cut through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it to the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

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

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Lucky Clovers

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

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

Shirt: E87, E84, E81

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

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

Ground: E47, E44, E43

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Dracula and Friends!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe’en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Bat Friends – TT043 for the image and Special Treat – H234 for the sentiment. I can’t believe it’s August already and that means it’s time to get started on Hallowe’en and Fall cards. This is the first of many to come this month.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White, cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. I cut the background to be the same size using Craft Consortium – Happy Haunting paper and adhered it to the base card using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug, I die cut the larger piece for the background using the same paper and Penny Black Creative Dies – Antique Frame. I inked around the base card and die cut using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion. Using the same dies, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then stamped the image onto it using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink.

The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I inked very lightly over the top of it with some purple that I had left on my brush. Then, I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of all 3 pieces and then popped them up onto the card. To finish it off, I added some YNS Gumdrops – Spellbound.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bat Friends – TT043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Special Treat – H234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Craft Consortium – Happy Haunting (6″ x 6″)

Die Cuts: Penny Black Creative Dies – Antique Frame 51-937

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: C8, C6, C4

Clothing: R59, R37, R35, V09, V06, V04, C8, C6, C4, BV17, BV04

Shoes and Bow Tie: 100, C9, C7, C5, C2

Bats: C9, C7, C5 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Tree: E29, E25, E23

Sky: N9, V99, V95, V93, V91, BV23, BV20

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.

Sunflower Puppy


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Sunflower Fido from the new July 2022 release. This image comes with 2 other sentiments as well, “Always look on the bright side!” and “Like Wildflowers, You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” I’ve always been mesmerized by the beauty of sunflowers and how tall they grow. Of course, eating sunflower seeds is also a lot of fun too!

I created a 6″ x 6″ card base using AC White Cardstock cardstock. Stampin’ Up – Flowers For Every Season Designer Paper was applied to the base using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and Gina Marie Designs – Ric Rac Nested Circle Dies, I die-cut Stampin’ Up – Simply Marbleous Designer Paper. With Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch and a small sponge dauber, I inked around all of the edges of the card base and the die cut.

I imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. After, I finished colouring the image, I fussy cut all around it and used a black marker to go around all of the edges. I used my cutter to cut around the sentiment and then ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then placed it onto Forever In Time – Sky cardstock. I cut the paper again leaving a slim border around the sentiment. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the image and popped it up onto the ric rac die cut.  U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the die cut and sentiment piece and both were popped up onto the card. Finally, YNS Gumdrops – Circus Fun Matte Gumdrops were added to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Sunflower Fido – KLM Digital Designs

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC White Cardstock, Stampin’ Up – Flowers For Every Season Designer Paper (6″ x 6″), Stampin’ Up – Simply Marbleous Designer Paper (6″ x 6″), Forever In Time – Sky

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Ric Rac Nested Circle Dies

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, YNS Gumdrops – Circus Fun Matte Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dog: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, E25, E23, R30, R27, R22, R20

Sunflower: Y38, Y35, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21, E09, BV04, Y38, Y25, YR24

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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Santa…I Tried!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Reindeer Games – S108 for the image and Santa…I Tried – FLL001 for the sentiment. It’s never too early to start making Christmas cards and I couldn’t resist this super fun image and sentiment paired together. It just makes me laugh and I hope it makes you laugh too! I don’t think the reindeer worked very hard, I think he just wanted Santa to pull the sleigh while he relaxed. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the background to be the same size using Stampin UP! – ‘Tis The Season paper and adhered it to the base card using double-sided tape. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness and a finger dauber, I inked around all of the edges of the card. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, I die cut Forever In Time – Texture Rouge paper. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to it and popped it up on top of the patterned paper. Using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock.

The image was stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto the die cut using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool. I coloured in the image and background with Copic Markers. I added in the puffy Santa trim and pop-pom using Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff. This was then heated with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to puff up the liquid. For the blue tints in the snow, I first coloured them in with Copic Marker – B60 and then using a Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear and Stampendous – Frozen Ice Tinsel Embossing Powder, I heat embossed the snow drifts. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI, Versamark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This again was heated with my heating tool. Then, I added in the snow in the sky with a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Lastly, I added Stickles – Diamond to add some more sparkle to the snow on the ground and Stickles – Holly all around the frame of the coloured image. I set this all aside to dry for a few hours and then applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up onto the red rectangle. To finish off the card, I added in 3 pop-dots from YNS Gumdrops – Milk and Cookies – Matte.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Reindeer Games – S108 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Santa…I Tried! – FFL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Stampin UP! – ‘Tis The Season (6″x6″), Forever In Time – Texture Rouge

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

Embossing Powders: Stampendous – Frozen Ice Tinsel Embossing Powder, Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, U-Line double-sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Stickles – Diamond, Stickles – Holly, YNS Gumdrops – Milk and Cookies – Matte

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

Clothing: R59, R37, R35

Sleigh: R59, R37, R35, C5, C3, C1, E27, E25, E23

Mitts and Scarf: G29, G28, G24

Reindeer: E53, E51, E50, 37, E35, E34, E33, R30, R20

Hoofs and Boots: T9, T7, T5

Rope: Y19, Y17, Y15

Sky: B99, B79, B69, B29, B26, B24

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Lovin’ From My Oven!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Baking Ginger – S225 for the image and Lovin’ From My Oven – G198 for the sentiment as we are celebrating Christmas in July this month. I always remember my mom baking so many varieties of cookies and other sweets at Christmas time. We especially had fun helping her decorate all of the gingerbread cookies.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. Using my Cuttlebug, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut Doodlebug – Milk and Cookies for the Gingerbreads and Carta Bella – Christmas Cheer for the inside panel. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo was used to go around the inside and outside edges of the gingerbread patterned background. I applied some washi tape to both fronts of the pieces and then turned them around and used double-sided tape to keep them together. I adhered the combined background to the base card and then removed the washi tape.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I die cut the sentiment using my Cuttlebug and Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes. The image was fussy cut around with scissors and then I put it through my Xyron Creative Station so that it would lay flat when I adhered it to some red Scrapbook.com – Peppermint Smooth Cardstock. After adhering it, I once again fussy cut around the image leaving a fine border. Using R24 Copic Marker, I inked around all of the edges. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of this piece and popped it up into the centre of the patterned rectangle. I also applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the sentiment and popped it up at the bottom of the card. Lastly, I cut the button holes off of 3 Dress It Up – Holiday Collection – Christmas Cookies and using liquid glue, adhered them to the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Baking Ginger – S225 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Lovin’ From My Oven – G198 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Carta Bella – Christmas Cheer by Susan Duncan (6″x6″), Doodlebug – Milk and Cookies (6″x6″), Scrapbook.com – Peppermint Smooth Cardstock – 4.25″ x 5.5″

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Dress It Up – Holiday Collection – Christmas Cookies, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gingerbread: Y21, E57, E35, E33, E31, R22, R20, B60, BV20, Colorless Blender, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hat: B60, BV20, Colorless Blender

Apron: G99, YG67, YG63, YG61, R29, R24

Spoon: R59, R37, R35

Background: Y04, Y02, Y00

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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