Tag Archive | Garden

The Best Dirt!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Gordon Groundhog – R123 for the image and The Best Dirt – F221 for the sentiment. My husband loves gardening and this makes me think of him! LOL! We have a few little squirrels that like to raid his garden, eat the tomatoes and dig up the potatoes. Luckily, my husband is good natured and says he can’t get mad at them for what comes natural. We call our back yard the Stevenson’s oasis for wild animals. We have bunnies, squirrels, racoons, possums and a mole that seem to like our vegetables and sometimes we’ve even caught them sleeping up on the furniture under the Gazebo. My husband has now installed a backyard web cam so that we can now capture some of what goes on at night while we are sleeping.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. Echo Park – New Day Beautiful Blooms Paper was cut to be the same size as the base and applied using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edges of the card. Anna Griffin Empress Mini Cutting Machine and My Favourite Things Die-Namics – Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frames were used to die cut Stampin’ UP! – Regals Designer Series Paper, Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock.

The clouds in the sky were created using the inner part of the die-cut from the Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and a mid-size Gina K Designs Blender Brush, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and stencils that I created using Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die. Once this was done, I used regular tape to piece the outer die cut from the Stampin’ UP! – Regals Designer Series Paper and the clouds piece together from the back side. I stamped the image onto the inner frame of the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. Once the image was coloured, it was fussy cut around the top part of the image. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the image and background pieces that I had joined together and popped them both up onto the card.

The sentiment was also stamped using my MISTI onto the same cardstock and then cut with a small cutting device. I ran this through my Xyron Create a Sticker and adhered it to Recollections – Black cardstock. Once again, I cut around the sentiment, leaving a slim border. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of this and it was popped up onto the card. Lastly, to finish it off, I added some Doodlebug Design Inc. Braddies with Glue Dots – Mini.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Gordon Groundhog – R123 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: The Best Dirt – F221 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things Die-Namics – Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frames, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Stampin’ UP! – Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (12″ x 12″), Echo Park – New Day Beautiful Blooms (12″ x 12″), Recollections – Black

Embellishments: Doodlebug Design Inc. Braddies – Bubble Blue Blossoms and Tangerine Blossoms

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Glue Dots – Mini, Xyron Create a Sticker, Sakura Glaze – Black

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Groundhog: E29, E27, E25, E23, (Nose and Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Jeans: B26, B23, B21, E31

Hard Hat: Y17, Y15, Y08

Dirt, Stones, Stem and Grasses: E37, E35, E33, E31, W7, W5, W3, YG23, YG17, YG11, YG09

Flower: E15, Y38, Y35, Y32, Y17, Y08

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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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
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Fairy Garden!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I’m sharing a card I made from the High Hopes Rubber Stamps “Mix It Up Release”  using Fairy Garden – TT141 for the main image and Leave Room – LL015 for the sentiment! I love movies and reading books about Fantasy! It’s always so much fun to get lost in the moment, just like these little fairies are enjoying their little magical garden!

To make my card this week, I started out with a base card using AC Cardstock – White at the size of 6″ x 6″. I thought this paper by Graphic45 – Unique Papercrafting – Fairie Dust Collection – Moonlit Blooms went so well with the sentiment and the garden, so I die-cut it using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B. I used double-sided tape and attached it directly to the base.

The image and sentiment were both stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around it and the sentiment. I ran both pieces through my Xyron Creative Station to make them into stickers and so that they would lie completely flat when I attached them to some pieces of Recollections – Black cardstock. Once again, I fussy cut around the coloured image and sentiment. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was attached to the backs of the image and sentiment and were applied directly to the background of the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Fairy Garden – TT141 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Leave Room – LL015 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Die Cuts: Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Graphic45 – Unique Papercrafting – Fairie Dust Collection – Moonlit Blooms, AC Cardstock – White, Recollections – Black cardstock

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Tree House: E49, E27, E25, E23, E21, W5, W3, W0, BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG01, Y04, Y02, C5, C3, C1

Walkway: E47, E44, E43, E42, E40

Greenery: YG67, YG63, YG17, YG13, YG11, YG03, YG01, G17, G14, G07

Flowers: V12, V09, V06, V01, YR30, YR20, YR16, YR14, E15, Y17, Y08, Y06, GB02, BG01, BG0000

Bench and Bridge: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, C5, C3, C1, E27, E23, E21

Bird Bath: C5, C3, C1,

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

Check out some other fun new returning stamps from the Mix It Up Release here:
Mix It Up Release – High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

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.