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Winter Friends!!


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

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

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

Bird: R46, R14, R08, Y17

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

Bells: YR27, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00

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

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

Sky: B04, B02, B01, B00

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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


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

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

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Snowball Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

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

Stickles: Diamond and Crystal

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W1, W00

Clothing and Hat: R59, R37, R35

Boots and Glove: C9, C7, C5, C1

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

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

Outer Edge of the Oval: B99

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Carolers – Joy To The World!!


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

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

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

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Carolers – TT011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

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

Boy Jacket: R59, R37, R35

Boy Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Boy Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21,

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

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

Girl EarMuffs and Mittens: YG67, YG63, YG61

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

Bird: R46, R14, R08

Cat: T9, T7, T5, T4, R01

Dog: E37, E35, E33, R24

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

North Pole Greetings!!


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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

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

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

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

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.

Ho Ho Ho!!


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

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. DCWV – Holiday Cheer was cut to the same size and applied to the base using double-sided tape. The image was die-cut using Anna Griffin Empress Mini Cutting Machine, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was stamped onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Once it was coloured in, I applied some Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff to his beard and then heat set it with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to make it puff up. Stickles – Diamond was applied to the Coat trim and hat, as well as the roof. Stickles – Gold was applied all around the die-cut to create some extra sparkle. Stickles – Star Dust was applied to the insides of the background flowers and some snowflakes.  Once everything was dry, I added some U-Line double-sided tape and popped up the main coloured image onto the base card. For the sentiment, I die cut Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper with the Anna Griffin Empress Mini Cutting Machine using Jolly Quickutz – Deck the Halls limited edition gift set. I applied Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips to the Sentiment and popped it up onto the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

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

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

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

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

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

Stickles: Diamond, Gold, Star Dust

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: C2, C1, C00

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

Clothing: R59, R37, R35

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

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

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

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

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

Not Tadpoles Anymore!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Frogotful Frog from the new September 2022 release. This image also comes with 3 more sentiments, “Have I Toad you lately that I love you?”, “Sorry, I Frogot!” and “Toadily Happy”. As we get older, we need to keep a sense of humour about aging! I couldn’t resist the sentiment that came with this adorable image, as it is so true. LOL!

 

The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I drew a big rock onto the same paper and then coloured both images in and fussy cut around them.

Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock was used to create a 5″ x 5″ card base. Stampin’ UP! – Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper was cut to be the same size and applied to the base using double-sided tape. Bo Bunny – Willow & Sage was cut to the size of 5″ x 1.5″ and then inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Saltwater Taffy. This was applied to the base background with double-sided tape as well. Once again, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Saltwater Taffy and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edges of the card.

U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the rock and the frog. A double layer of the tape was added to the top half of the frog and then both images were popped up onto the card base. The sentiment was put through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then fussy cut. The pieces were adhered to Recollections – Black cardstock. I fussy cut around the sentiment pieces again and applied U-Line double-sided tape to them and popped them up onto the lower half of the card. Using Anna Griffin Empress Mini die-cutting Machine, Lawn Fawn – Stitched Pond Frame and some small scraps of paper, the cat-tails were created. The pieces were put through the Xyron Create a Sticker and adhered to the card behind the rock.

Lastly, to finish off the card, some embellishments were added using Doodlebug Design Inc. – Sprinkles Spring Assortment pop dots and the little frog from Dress It UP – Wild and Wacky.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Frogotful Frog – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Saltwater Taffy

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Bo Bunny – Willow & Sage (6″ x 8″), Stampin’ UP! – Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (12″ x 12″), Recollections – Black cardstock

Dies: Lawn Fawn – Stitched Pond Frame (LF2068)

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Sprinkles Spring Assortment, Dress It UP – Wild and Wacky, Xyron Create a Sticker, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Frog: BG99, G19, G17, G14, YG17, YG06, YG03, YG00, E81, C1, C0, T9 (Eyes: G19, G16, YG03, Y38, C1, C00, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen)

Rock: W8, W6, W4, W3

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Dance With Me!!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Just Dance With Me – DCS17037. Sometimes just dancing with our partners or friends can bring such joy to us. No matter where you may be, just hear the music and dance no like no one is watching!

To create this card I began by making a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. The sky was created using Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil, a  blender brush and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Salty Ocean and Broken China. To create the grass, I first cut 2 pieces of DCWV – Pocket Blossom designer paper to the sizes of 5.5″ x 2.5″ and 5.5″ x 1-5/8″.  Lawn Fawn – Grassy Hillside Borders die cuts and my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Cutting Machine were used to die cut the 2 pieces. Using a blender brush and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness, I inked over top of the blades of grass and then around the other 3 edges.

The main image was stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image and then fussy cut around it leaving a slim white border. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the back of the image. I then placed the image onto the card before removing the tape backing to see where to place the sentiment. Using my MISTI again and Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink, I applied the sentiment onto the base card. Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder was then applied to it and it was heat embossed with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

The final pieces of the card were now ready to assemble. I peeled off the tape backings from the large die-cut and added some liquid glue to allow me to move it into the correct position over top of the grass I had placed down earlier onto the base card. After popping up the top grass cut, I then repeated the same process and popped up the image in between the blades of grass. Finally, I added in some butterflies from the same stamp set using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet. I had made them lighter by first stamping off of the page and then onto the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Just Dance With Me – DSC17037 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean and Broken China, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., DCWV – Pocket Blossom – 12″X12″ (30.5cmx30.5cm)

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Grassy Hillside Borders

Stencil: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Dress: V06, V04, V01, V0000, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Shirt: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

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.

AHH – 60!!


Sharing a birthday card I made for a friend using Art ImpressionsAHH Set – A4671 and Rock On Laugh Lines – 5422. I was late getting this birthday card out to my friend as usual and this face says it all. LOL!

To make the card, I began with the base of 8.5″ x 7″ Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock, scored and folded to the size of 8.5″ x 3.5″. Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, the images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and coloured in with Copic Markers. Once the images were coloured, I fussy cut around them both. For the blouse, I stamped the image again onto DCWV – Pocket Blossom paper and paper-pierced it onto the image after I had run it through my Xyron Create a Sticker. For the image on the front page, a black marker was used to outline all of the edges.

For the front of the card, I die cut 3 balloons using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Concord & 9th – Pop-Up Par-Tay dies and Pergamano Parchment Paper – Rainbow Pastel and 1 balloon out of a spare piece of patterned paper to use for the inside of my card. The numbers were cut from Recollections – Black cardstock using my cutting machine and Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts – Henry’s 123s. To create the background, I used multiple Tim Holtz Distress inks listed below, multiple brushes and Lawn Fawn – Confetti Stencils to create the background on the base card front.  The sentiment was stamped with a MISTI, Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat the embossing powder. Then, I fussy cut around it.

The front of the card was now ready to assemble. I ran each of the numbers through my Xyron Create a Sticker and the balloons through my Xyron Creative Station. The numbers were then placed onto the balloons. I attached the first 2 balloons to the card and then drew in the strings with a black marker. I then added the last balloon and drew another string. A white pencil was used to create a bit of glow along the left side of the balloons. After attaching U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the sentiment and the image, I popped them up onto the front of the card.

Inside of the card: 

For the inside of the card, I used Rock On Laugh Lines – 5422 – Art Impressions, Dance It Out Set – 5278 – Art Impressions, Be Happy Laugh Lines – 5279 – Art Impressions for the sentiments. I cut out 3 sentiment bubbles using Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Spellbinders – Die D-Lites Conversation Bubble 3 Etched Dies out of white cardstock. I stamped each of sentiments using a MISTI, Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat the embossing powder. I ran each of the sentiment bubbles and my image through my Xyron Creative Station.

The inside of the card was now ready to assemble. I placed the 1 bubble sentiment at the top of the card and then using my image as a guide for placement, I attached the patterned balloon to the card first. The image was attached on top of it and then I added the bottom bubble sentiment. Lastly, I placed the final bubble sentiment to the card in between the other top 2 bubble sentiments to complete the card.

Thankfully, she loved her card and I hope you do too!

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: AHH Set – 4671 – Art Impressions, Rock On Laugh Lines – 5422 – Art Impressions, Dance It Out Set – 5278 – Art Impressions, Be Happy Laugh Lines – 5279 – Art Impressions

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Wilted Violet and Evergreen Bough, Saltwater Taffy, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., DCWV – Pocket Blossom – 12″X12″ (30.5cmx30.5cm), Pergamano Parchment Paper – Rainbow Pastel, Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts – Henry’s 123s, Concord & 9th – Pop-Up Par-Tay, Spellbinders – Die D-Lites Conversation Bubble 3 Etched Dies

Stencil: Lawn Fawn – Confetti Stencils (6″ x 6″)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Miscellaneous: Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Xyron Create a Sticker, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin and Lips: E21, E11, E00, E000, R89, R59, R39, R37, R30, R20

Hair: E08, YR18, YR16, YR12, B60, BV20, C1

Clothing – Lady1

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Blouse: Paper Pieced: DCWV – Pocket Blossom – 12″X12″ (30.5cmx30.5cm), YG67, YG61, Colorless Blender

Earings: YG67, YG63, YG61

Shoes: YT9, T7, T5

Clothing – Lady2

PJ’s: BV08, V17, V15, V12, V01

Slippers: V17, V15, V12, R30, R20, B60, BV20, Colorless Blender

Chair: E29, E27, E25, E23

Shadow: C3, C2, C1

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Sparkle & Cheer!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas slim-line card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Christmas Gofer – TDG003 for the image and Sparkle & Cheer – LDG001 for the sentiment. This little gofer is all set to start decorating his tree for Christmas. With all of this heat right now, snow is sounding pretty good to cool off a bit. 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 4″ x 8″. I cut the background to be the same size using Creative Memories – Glacier paper and adhered it to the base card using double-sided tape. I die cut Recollections – White Cardstock and Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Glittering Snowflakes cardstock using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax dies. I stamped the sentiment onto the white cardstock using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. Using my die cutting machine again and Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I stamped the image onto it using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI.

The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then I added snow to the sky using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. For the hat trim and pop-pom, I added Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and heated it with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to puff up the liquid. I put a little bit of Stickles – Diamond onto my finger and dabbed it across the trim and pom-pom to give them an extra bit of sparkle. Lastly, I added some Stickles – Diamond to the snow. When the Stickles was all dry, I adhered the image to Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Glittering Snowflakes cardstock with double-sided tape and some glue. Using my cutter, I cut a slim border around the image. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Creative Station and adhered it to the larger die cut. U-line double-sided tape was added behind the 2 pieces and they were both popped up onto the card. Lastly, to finish the card off, I added a few YNS Gumdrops – White Sugar and Sparkle to both sides of the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Christmas Gofer – TDG003 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sparkle & Cheer – LDG001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Creative Memories – Glacier Paper Pack 12″ x 12″, Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Glittering Snowflakes, Recollections – White Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax – MFT-1268, Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, U-Line double-sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Stickles – Diamond, YNS Gumdrops – White Sugar and Sparkle, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gofer: E49, E47, E27, E25, E23, E21, R30, R20

Hat and Scarf: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, C2, C1, C00, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Stickles – Diamond

Baubles: R59, R37, R35, YG17, YG09, YG07, YG05, C3, C2, C0

Snow: B60, B00, Stickles – Diamond

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91

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.

I Smell Birthday Cake!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Ribbiting Frog from the new July 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Sometimes you have to kiss a frog to find a Prince!” and “I find you Ribbiting“.

I imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut the image frame and then coloured in the image with Copic markers. I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back pf the coloured image and it was popped up onto the base card. I added a piece of cake, YNS Gumdrops – Retro and YNS Gumdrops – Tropical Paradise as embellishments to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Ribbiting Frog – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Dies: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, YNS Gumdrops – Retro, YNS Gumdrops – Tropical Paradise

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Frog: BG99, G19, G17, G14, YG67, YG17, YG06, YG03, YG00, YG0000, E81, C1, C0, T9 (Eyes: Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen)

Shadow: B000, B0000

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.

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!

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.

High Tides


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Beach Gnome from the new May 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Life is better at the beach” and “Enjoy the little things”.

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. I created the pattern on his shirt to make it look a little wild. Using scissors, I fussy cut around the coloured image. I also fussy cut around the sentiment, splitting it into 2 parts. I ran them through a Xyron Create a Sticker and adhered them directly to Recollections – Black cardstock. Once again, I fussy cut around the sentiments. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the sentiment and image and set them aside.

I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardsstock. I cut another panel to be the same size as the card base. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade ink, a Picket Fence – Blending Brush and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Sunburst stencil, I created the sunny background. I did this by first laying down the yellow background and then putting the stencil over top to make the sun rays a little brighter. Using Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores ink, I created the sandy shore. For the waves, I thought the paper from Bo Bunny – Down by the Sea Collection was perfect. Using the coloured image as a guide for placement, I cut along the wavy lines with the piece measuring approximately 1.75″ x 4.25″. Using a finger dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, I inked along the top and bottom of the waves to remove the white. Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass and a Picket Fence – Blending Brush, I added a bit of tint to the patterned paper. Using glue, I attached it to the background panel. I added in a small shadow under the sandals with Copic markers.

The card was now ready to assemble. I attached the panel to the base card using double-sided tape. I removed the tape backing from the image and sentiment and popped them both up onto the card. Using a button shank remover, I removed the backs to the Dress It Up Buttons. I applied some glue to the backs of each of them and placed them onto the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Beach Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade, Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Bo Bunny – Down by the Sea Collection (6″ x 6″ Paper Pad), Recollections – Black

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Sunburst

Embellishments: Dress It Up – Ocean View, Dress It Up – Seashells At The Seashore

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Xyron Create a Sticker, Picket Fence – Blending Brushes

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E41

Hat and Sandals: B26, B23, B21

Shirt: Y38, Y35, Y15, YR16, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Bathing Suit: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01

Sunglasses: BG09, BG05, BG00, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Shadow Under Sandals: E35, E34, E33

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.

Love One An-udder!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Anniversary card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Cow Hugs – TT136 for the image and Love An Udder – F205 for the sentiment. Love this adorable combination and thought it would be great for an Inspirational card or an Anniversary card!

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″. Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm cardstock background paper was cut to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″ and adhered directly to the base using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edgs of the card. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and dies from Whimsy Stamps – Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set, I die cut one pattern out of Recollections – Black cardstock and a smaller cut from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using PinkFresh Studio – Slim Stripes dies and my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, I die cut some black stripes using the half-inch die from Recollections – Black cardstock. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the 2 black pieces and popped them up onto the patterned background. Using scisssors, I cut off the excess from the black stripe after it was adhered to the base.

I stamped the main image and sentiment onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I used a Sakura Glaze – Black pen, and Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen to create the eyes. After the image was coloured in, I added some U-Line double-sided tape to it and popped it up onto the black die cut. Using my machine again, I die cut the sentiment using Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips. This was popped up with Scrapbook Adhesives – Black 3D Foam Strips onto the black stripe. To finish off my card, I added 2 little button cows on either side of the sentiment from Dress It Up – In the Barnyard and Dress It Up – Mooove It.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Cow Hugs – TT136 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Love An Udder – F205 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Recollections – Black

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Studio – Slim Stripes, Whimsy Stamps – Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set (WSD382), Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Dress It Up – In the Barnyard and Dress It Up – Mooove It

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cows: N9, N7, N5, N0, E42, E41, E40, R30, R02, R01, R00, R000 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Leaves and Grass: G99, YG67, YG17, G21, G07, G05

Flowers: B29, B26, B24, B21, YR16, YR12, E15, Y35, Y11, Y08, Y06, Y04, R46, R14, R08

Bow and Cow Bell: R46, R14, R08, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y15

Sky and Clouds: B60, B01, B00, B000, B0000

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.

Hedgies Happy Birthday!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Hedgie Stack – TDG027 for the image and Mini Sentiment Set #1 – HLL001 for the sentiment. These little hedgies are excited to wish someone special a very Happy Birthday!

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 5.5″. I cut the Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold cardstock background paper to the size of 5.5″ x 5.5″ and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. AITOH Origami – Print Chiyogami – Butterflies paper was cut to the size of 5.25″ x 5.25″ and glued on top of the gold paper. Using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and PinkFresh Essentials: Folk Edge Squares, I die cut another square from Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I popped up the gold die cut onto the floral background using U-Line double-sided tape. I stamped the main image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black.

The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I used a Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen to create some more texture in the fur by just dabbing it everywhere. I’m hoping that it looks like little spikes at the end of their fur. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up onto the gold die-cut. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using a 3/4″ punch, I punched out the circle surrounding the sentiment. Then, using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, I die cut a slightly larger circle out of a scrap piece of gold paper from Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it directly to the gold circle. Using some U-Line double-sided tape, I popped it up onto the coloured image. Lastly, to complete my card, I added in some PinkFresh Studio – Essentials Jewel Mix and flowers gems from the Dollar Store.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Hedgie Stack – TDG027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Mini Sentiment Set #1 – HLL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold, AITOH Origami – Print Chiyogami – Butterflies

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Essentials: Folk Edge Squares, My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, PinkFresh Studio – Essentials Jewel Mix, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

HedgeHogs: T7, T5, T4, T3, E51, E50, R30, R22, R21, R20 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen), Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Leaves and Grass: G99, YG67, YG17, YG13, G21

Flowers: Y17, RV02, RV10, RV00

Tree and Limbs: E31, E27, E25, E23

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images in the new “Spring Fever Release” 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.

Somebunny Loves You!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Bunny Blossoms – TDG024 for the image and Some Bunny – FDG032 for the sentiment. I just love this super adorable little bunny taking time to smell the flowers. Spring is here, but the winter snow keeps playing tricks on us still. LOL! We just had another snow storm the other day. I thought April was supposed to bring Spring showers, not Spring snow!!!

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 Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock background paper to the size of 6″ x 6″ and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. Crafts Designer Paper – 02-3093268 was cut to the size of 5.75″ x 5.75″ and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot. I applied U-Line double-double sided tape and popped the paper onto the gold backing. Using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, I die cut another square from Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I popped up the gold square onto the bunny background and stamped the main image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black.

The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I though I’d go out of my comfort zone this week to create this sky with a variety of different colours. I thought it still needed something more so I added in some clouds using a PrimaColor Pencil – White. I also added in some extra fur with PrimaColor Pencil – Beige. Once, I was satisfied with the sky, I added U-Line double-sided tape to the back of it and it too was popped up onto the card. The sentiment was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. I fussy cut around it and then applied it to a small piece of Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock using repositionable tape. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image with a slight border. I coloured around the circle stamped image with RV000 and then used a black marker to go all around the edges. I applied U-Line double-sided tape and popped it up onto the gold die-cut. Lastly, 2 layers of the U-Line double-sided tape were applied to the right side only of the sentiment and glue to the left and attached it to the base coloured paper to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Bunny Blossoms – TDG024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Some Bunny – FDG032 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock, Crafts Designer Paper – 02-3093268

Die Cuts: Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Brother Scan and Cut, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Rabbit: E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, E35, R30, R22, R21, R20 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen), PrimaColor Pencil – Beige (PC997)

Leaves and Grass: G99, YG67, YG17, G21

Flowers: Y17, Y08, RV66, RV63, RV55, RV52, RV00, RV000, R83, R81

Tree and Limbs: E31, E27, E25, E23

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000, RV00, R00, R000, Y02, Y00, (Clouds: PrimaColor Pencil – White (PC398))

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images in the new “Spring Fever Release” 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.

You Are Perfect!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Frog Prince from the new April 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Let your tale come true” and “Sometimes you gotta kiss a frog to find a prince”.

I created a 6″ x 6″ card base using AC Cardstock – White. Using my Cuttlebug and Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares die cut, I die cut Momenta – Cardstock. 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 and then I cut out the whole piece to the size of 4.5″ x 4.5″. I applied liquid glue to the backing of the Scalloped die cut to the stitched border and then placed it over top of my coloured image. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the backing and it was popped up onto the base card. I added in some gems from “Say it in Crystals” onto the crown and then finished off the card with some dots from Your Next Stamp – Watermelon Party Sparkly Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Frog Prince – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Dies: Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares (retired)

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black, Your Next Stamp – Watermelon Party Sparkly Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Frog: BG99, G19, G17, G14, YG17, YG06, YG03, YG00, YG0000, E81, C1, C0 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen)

Crown: E15, R39, R29, R27, R24, Y35, Y06, YR35, C1, C0

Shadow: B00, 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.

Fido Friend


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Fido Friend from the new April 2022 release. We took a break for a little while, but now we are back with some wonderful new images. This is a free stamp this month for everyone to enjoy.

I created a 3.75″ x 7.5″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss machine and My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies, I die cut the image and coloured it in with Copic markers. I applied U-Line double-sided tape and popped it up onto the base card. To finish it off I glued on some Sprinkletz  Embellishments – Top Dog.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Fido Friend – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black, Sprinkletz  Embellishments – Top Dog (NK146), Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dog: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, E25, E23, R30, R27, R24, R22, R20, Y35, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black

Lettering: Y38, Y35, Y32, Y26, Y19, Y18, Y17, Y15, Y13

Grass: Y17, Y13, Y03

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.

Whimsy Donkeys!!


Sharing a birthday card I made using Whimsy Stamps Wonkey Donkey – DP1053 for the images and sentiments for my younger brother’s birthday card this year. I just couldn’t resist these fun characters when I saw them!

To make my card, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 8.5″ x 3.5″. For the background, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and a Picket Fence – Blending Brush. Using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Marquee Die (WSD347), I die cut the blue patterned paper. I stamped the images onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock with my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured them all in with Copic markers and then fussy cut around all of them. Using my MISTI and Versamark, I stamped the sentiments onto Recollections – Black cardstock. They were then embossed using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. I used some liquid glue to place the donkeys behind the die-cut cardstock and then applied liquid glue over the rest of the back of the die cut and adhered it directly to the base. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the remainder of the donkeys to pop them up on the card out of the windows. Lastly, I added some U-Line double-side tape to the backs of each of the sentiments and popped them up onto the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Wonkey Donkey – DP1053 (Whimsy Stamps)

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

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

Dies: Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Marquee Die (WSD347)

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Donkey1: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, R30, R20, B06, B02, B01, W9, C1, C0, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Donkey2: V17, V15, V12, R46, R30, R22, R20, R14, R08, B06, B02, B01, W9, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Donkey3: Y38, Y35, Y32, R46, R30, R22, R20, R14, R08, B06, B02, B01, W9, C1, C0, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!