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Let Your Voice Sing!!


Today, I’m sharing a Christmas card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Let Your Voice Sing – D15205 for the main image and Sentiment – Holiday Sentiments 003 – DS163003. Growing up we always had so much fun gathering with friends and family and singing Christmas carols.

To create this card I began by making a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock was cut to be the same size as the base and then adhered to the card using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, I embossed the music design with a Cuttlebug – ProvoCraft – Allegro embossing folder. I cut it down to the size of 5.25″ x 4″ and adhered it directly to the base card.

Utilizing the Cuttlebug again and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock, the die-cut for the image was cut out with Spellbinders – Elegant Ovals. With a MISTI, the main image was stamped onto the die cut. It was coloured in and then a Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint pen was used to colour in the fancy border surrounding the image. The sentiment was stamped with my MISTI and VersaMark ink. Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder was applied to the ink and then heat embossed using a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I fussy cut around the sentiment. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the sentiment and coloured image and they were both popped up onto the card. To finish the card off, I applied Dress It Up – Glitter Holly buttons with liquid glue from their Holiday Collection.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Let Your Voice Sing – D15205 – Dreamerland Crafts

Sentiment: Sentiments – Holiday Sentiments 003 – DS163003 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

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

Die Cuts: Spellbinders – Elegant Ovals (S4-425)

Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug – ProvoCraft – Allegro

Embossing Powder: Ranger Super Fine Gold

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint, Dress It Up – Glitter Holly

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R24, R22, R20

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23

Robe: B18, B16, B14, B12

Wings: BV20, C1, BG0000, B0000, BV0000, YG0000, V0000, Colorless Blender

Music Book: YR30, Y000

Shadow: C1, C0, C00, B60, Colorless Blender

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.

Udderly Fabulous Christmas!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a CAS Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Decorating With Charlie – TT060 for the main image and Udderly Fabulous – HDG007 for the sentiment. These little farm friends have started to decorate their tree. Have you started to decorate yours?

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of 4.25″ x 5.5″ Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock to be the same size as the base card and then with my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto it. I coloured in the image and then placed it back into my MISTI to stamp the sentiment onto it. I applied VersaMark ink and then embossed it with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. I heated this with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Snow was added to the sky using a UNIPosca PC-3M White marker. For the snow at the bottom of the card, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste was applied with a small spatula and DecoArt Glamour Dust was sprinkled over top while it was still wet to give it even more sparkle. Once the snow was dry, I applied double-sided tape and liquid glue to adhere the image directly to the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Decorating With Charlie – TT060 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Udderly Fabulous – HDG007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste, UNIPosca PC-3M White marker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cow: C8, C6, C4, C3, C1, C00, B60, R30, R20, R00, R000, E95, E93, E53, E51, E50

Mouse: R30, R20, R02, R01, W5, W3, W1, W0, W00

Sky: B05, B04, B02, B01, B00

Tree and Pines: E49, E27, E23, G29

Bauble, Scarf and Collar: R59, R37, R35

Holly and Bell: G43, G29, YG63, YR24, Y35, Y08, E15

Grass: YG67, YG63

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.

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.

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/

 

It’s Paw-ty Time!


It’s day 4 of the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop and today I’m sharing a card I made using Avery Elle –  Birthday Paw-ty Clear Stamps. Having so much fun with this amazing hop and look forward to it every year.

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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 Echo Park – It’s Your Birthday paper and adhered it directly to the base. Bazzil Cardstock – Jetstream was cut to 3.5″ x 3.5″ and popped up into the centre of the card using U-Line double-sided tape. Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock was cut to the size of 3.25″ x 3.25″. Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the images and sentiment from the Birthday Paw-Ty Clear Stamps stamp set onto the Copic paper. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the die cut and it was popped up onto centre square. YNS Gumdrops – Happy Harvest and some balloons were added to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Birthday Paw-Ty Clear Stamps – Avery Elle

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Echo Park – It’s Your Birthday (12″ x 12″), Bazzil Cardstock – Jetstream (12″ x 12″)

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2-sided tape, YNS Gumdrops – Happy Harvest, MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool)

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cat: C9, C7, C5, C3, R20

Dog: E34, E33, E31, E29, E27, E23

Hats and Hooray: Y17, Y15, Y13, R46, R14, R08

Presents and Bows: E15, YR24, Y35, Y08, BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01

Shadow: C2, C1, C00

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Hallowe’en Kitty and Friends!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe’en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Hallowe’en Kitty – TT042 for the image and Happy Halloween – H232 for the sentiment. I thought it would be fun to end the month off with another spooky card since Hallowe’en is only a few days away from now.

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″. Textura Select Cardstock – Tropicana was cut to the same size as the base and adhered using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug, Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card was die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. I stamped the main image onto the die cut and the sentiment onto a scrap piece of orange cardstock using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Using my Cuttlebug and Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips, I die cut the sentiment that I stamped.

The image was coloured in and then I used a black Prismacolor Premier Pencil to highlight a few of the areas to make them stand out a little more. I also extended the fence to the ends of the die cut on both sides. I added back in the whites of the eyes with a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and some stars in the night sky. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the sentiment and the coloured image. They were both popped up onto the base to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Hallowe’en Kitty – TT042 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Halloween – H232 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Textura Select Cardstock – Tropicana (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Black Cat: C9, C7, C5, R22, R20

Hat: V17, V09, V06, V04, YR68, YR24, YR18, YR16, YR04, E15, Y35, Y08

Mouse: W5, W3, W1, R20

Bat: BV29, BV25, BV23

Ghost: BV20, C00, Colorless Blender

Moon: Y00, BV20, C00, Colorless Blender

Gravestone: YR18, YR16, T5, T3, T1

Grass: G99, YG67, YG17

Sky: C9, BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable Fall 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.

 

Also entered this into the following contests

https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-154-cats-and-dogs-challenge.html

 

Present Gnomes


Sharing a Christmas card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Pre-Colored – Present Gnome – Blue and Pre-Coloured – Present Gnome – Yellow from the new October 2022 release. Christmas is not that far away now and it’s time for me to create more cards for the holidays.

To make my card this week, I started with a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut the background paper from PhotoPlay – Gnome for the Holidays Christmas to be the same size and attached it to the base card with double-sided tape. I cut some green cardstock to the size of 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″. U-line double-sided tape was attached to the piece and it was popped up onto the centre of the card. Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper was cut to the size of 4.75″ x 3.5″. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, I inked around the base card and the snowflake piece.

The images were imported into Microsoft Word and I layered them together before I printed them out and fussy cut around them leaving a thin white border. I cut the snow piece to be 4.75″ x 1″ using Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” and then tore it look like drifting snow. I glued along the bottom of this piece with liquid glue and adhered it to the snowflake patterned paper. Using liquid glue, I attached the gnomes on top and behind the snow. I applied liquid glue to the finished piece and centred it onto the green cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on to a scrap piece of blue cardstock using Versamark ink and then applied Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This was heat embossed with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heating Tool. I die cut the circle using a 1″ Circle punch and then applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean around it. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the sentiment and it was popped up onto the card. Lastly, to finish everything off, some Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Sequins were added around the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Pre-Colored – Present Gnome – Blue – KLM Digital Designs and Pre-Coloured – Present Gnome – Yellow – KLM Digital Designs

Sentiment: Lawn Fawn – Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., PhotoPlay – Gnome for the Holidays Christmas, Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” (8.5″ x 11″)

Die Cuts: 1″ Circle Punch

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Sequins, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

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’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.

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.

Merry Christmoose, Eh!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card for some friends overseas using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Canadian Christmas Greeting – R048 for the main image and Merry Christmoose, Eh! for the sentiment. The trees were added in using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Evergreen Tree HLF001 and Evergreen Tree 2 HLF002.

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″. The sky was added directly to the front of the base panel with a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Broken China and a Gina K. Designs blending brush. Lawn Fawn – Snowy Sky stencil and Stampin Up – Winter White were added next to create some falling snow in the background. Then, using the same stencil again, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste was applied to add some glittering snowflakes. The sentiment was stamped onto Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. The paper was then cut to be 5.5″ x 1″ and I tore along the top of the paper to create snow drifts. I did this once again with a larger size (5.5″ x 2.5″) to create some dimension. U-Line double-sided tape was added to both pieces, with a double-layer on the sentiment piece and they were both popped up onto the base card.

The images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Memento – Tuxedo Black for the main image and Memento – Cottage Ivy for the trees. After colouring the images, I fussy cut around all of them and popped up the main image behind the 1st snow hill. Liquid glue was applied behind the trees and they were tucked in behind the larger hill to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Canadian Christmas Greeting – R048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Evergreen Tree HLF001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Evergreen Tree 2 HLF002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Merry Christmoose, Eh! (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Memento – Cottage Ivy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Stampin Up – Winter White

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper

Stencil: Lawn Fawn – Snowy Sky

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Moose: E53, E51, E50, E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, R30, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Beaver: E49, E29, E27, E25, E23, Stickles – Diamond

Wreath, Holly Leaves and Bow: G99, YG67, YG63, YG61, R59, R37, R35

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

Tambourine: E15, Y38, Y35, Y15, R59, R37, R35

Hat: R59, R37, R35, BV20, Colorless Blender, Stickles – Diamond

Baubles: V17, V15, V12, C3, C2, C0, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver, Stampin Up – Winter White, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste

Candy Cane: R59, R37, R35, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen

Beard: Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste, Stampin Up – Winter White

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.

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!

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.

Gnome Stack


Sharing a slimline CAS card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Gnome Stack from the new September 2022 release. This image comes with 2 other sentiments as well, “Thanks for your support” and “I love Hanging with my Gnomies”. This image could be used for Thank You cards, Birthday cards or even Inspirational cards.

To make my card this week, I started with a 8″ x 3.5″ 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. I cut the paper to be the same size as the base and coloured in the image. I applied double-sided tape and adhered the coloured image to the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Gnome Stack – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Miscellaneous: 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard 1: E47, E44, E43, E41

Beard 2: YR68, YR31, YR18, Y38

Beard 3: E37, E35, E34, E33, E31

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Boots: C9, C8,C7, C6, C4, C2, 100

Shirts 1 and 3: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Shirt 2: V17, V15, V12

Hats: R59, R39, R37

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.

You’re O-Fish-Ally Awesome!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Finnigan – P117 for the image and O-fish-ally – FLL019 for the sentiment. We have a lot of family and friends that love to fish and when I saw this image and sentiment, I could resist pairing them together.

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″. Stampin’ UP! – Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper was cut to be the same size as the base and applied using double-sided tape. Using paper from the same pack, I fussy cut around the school of fish and applied it to the base card using a mixture of double-sided tape and glue. The excess was then trimmed off on the bottom and left side of the card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was applied around all of the outer edges of the card using a finger dauber. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Blanket Stitched Circle, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. Then, using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the die-cut piece. The sentiment was also stamped using my MISTI onto the same cardstock and then die cut using Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips. Lastly, I combined the dies from PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Blanket Stitched Circle and Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to create a frame using the paper from Stampin’ UP! – Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper and Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine.

The image was coloured in with Copic markers listed below. I coloured in the fish first, then the water. Some sand was added to the bottom of the bowl using a Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear and Seth Apter – Dirty Sand Embossing Powder. This was heat set with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I wanted the back part of the sand to appear lighter, so I just dabbed the pen in spots to add in the Embossing Powder after I had coloured it. Lastly, I applied Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents to the inside of the bowl and puddles of water. This was set aside to dry.

Once the Glossy Accents was dry the card was ready to assemble.  I applied some glue to the circle frame I had created earlier and applied it over top of the coloured image circle. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the image and sentiment and they were both popped up onto the background designer papers. I thought these adorable buttons from Buttons Galore & More – Fun in the Sun Collection were perfect for this card. The button backings were removed from the backs of the fish buttons and U-Line double-sided tape was applied to them. I popped up the 3 fish on the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Finnigan – P117 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: O-fish-ally – FLL019 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Blanket Stitched Circle, Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Embossing Powder: Seth Apter – Dirty Sand

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Stampin’ UP! – Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (6″ x 6″)

Embellishments: Buttons Galore & More – Fun in the Sun Collection

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Fish: YR68, YR31, YR18, Y38, R89, R59, R39, R29, R24

Fish Bowl, Water, Sand and Water Droplets: B04, B02, B01, B00, E44, E43, E42, E41, C3, C2, C1, C00, Seth Apter – Dirty Sand

Background: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, E37, E35, E33, E31

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.